Archive for February 13th, 2023

Photo: Adrienne McLoughlin

Austin Stacks GAA Club News

February 13, 2023 at 8:34 pm Comments are Disabled

AUSTIN STACKS IRELAND LIGHTS UP WALK: The Final Walk (for the time being) takes place on this Tuesday (14th Feb) at 7pm, starting at the Club House. Irish Life have a new initiative commencing on the 1st March for a one month period where individuals are asked to participate in […]

Read more ›
Gardaí Investigate Thefts In Tralee Area

Gardaí Investigate Thefts In Tralee Area

February 13, 2023 at 4:39 pm Comments are Disabled

GARDAI are investigating a number of thefts in the Tralee area over the past week. Shortly after 1pm on Sunday, February 12, a man aged in his 20s called to a house in the Castlecountess area. He told the homeowner he was stranded in Tralee and needed some money to […]

Read more ›
Milltown/Castlemaine GAA Club News

Milltown/Castlemaine GAA Club News

February 13, 2023 at 4:02 pm Comments are Disabled

Lotto: Sponsored by Almas Takeaway, Milltown  The fortnightly club lotto draw took place on Monday, February 6th at the club grounds. There was no jackpot or match 3 winner on this occasion. The numbers drawn were 3, 12, 32 and the bonus ball was 1. Lucky Dip winners were as follows: […]

Read more ›
Welcoming new buses added to the fleet at St Mary of the Angels in Beaufort are l-r: Sheila Marie Fitzgerald, Director of Nursing St John of God; Killian O’Dowd, Transforming Lives Project Co-ordinator;  Eoghan McCrohan, Social & Rec instructor; Kelly Burke, Social & Rec instructor; Emil Ronthaler, resident; David Lyons, Social & Rec instructor; Piaras Leahy, Social & Rec instructor; Sandra Farell, Social & Rec instructor; Patrice O’Neill, Interim Disability Manager Cork Kerry Community Healthcare and Majella Daly, Head of Disability Services Cork Kerry Community Healthcare.
Photo By : Domnick Walsh © Eye Focus LTD .
Domnick Walsh Photographer is an Irish Aviation Authority ( IAA ) approved Quadcopter Pilot.
Tralee Co Kerry Ireland.
Mobile Phone : 00 353 87 26 72 033
Land Line        : 00 353 66 71 22 981
E/Mail :
Web Site :
New buses driving community living for St Mary of the Angels residents
Shopping, movies, gym sessions and overnight stays - new buses are allowing residents of St Mary of the Angels in Beaufort access the local community more regularly.
From horse riding and hairdressing appointments, to library visits and sports, more transport means more regular activities beyond their home. Skills teaching plays a big role in each of the community outings. The importance of road safety, the use of traffic lights, how to choose from a menu, or pay for an item in a shop - these are all independent skills people can practise and achieve in the community.
St Mary of the Angels was initially funded for one wheelchair accessible bus but it soon became apparent that with more transport, more residents could access activities outside of the campus. There are now three buses, which allows the Social and Recreational Service team to carry out leisure sampling activities for each of the residents.
The additional transport affords the freedom to go on faraway day trips without clock-watching to get the bus back. The team have also been able to facilitate and commit to weekly community activities such as gym sessions, swimming at the community pool, beautician appointments, personal shopping, meals out and many more. Each outing is tailored to the wants and goals of the person.
The extra transport also supports the residents to go further afield for overnight trips. One resident, Tomas, went to Cork City for the night, visited Fota Wildlife Park, did some shopping and took in a movie and dinner. The pure joy that this trip alone brought to Tomas was easy to see. Previously, with only one bus, the other people that live with Tomas would have been house-bound for two days to allow this trip to happen.
Another resident, Reece, is supported by the Social and Recreational Service to attend the gym in Killarney each week for his personal training session with coaches, Connor and Stephen. Not only have these gym sessions contributed to his health, Reece has built a great rapport with his coaches and the other staff. He is known by name by the regulars that train at the same time as him.
These are just two examples of the many experiences that each individual now has, made possible by the new buses and the Social and Recreational Service. Goals for 2023 include numerous overnights for many residents, as well as community art classes and day trips!
HSE Cork Kerry Disability Services welcomed the allocation of Once Off National Funding that allowed for these new buses: "This funding has allowed us to update aged vehicles across a number of agencies in Cork and Kerry. St John of God Services received funding to purchase two extra vehicles for their Day and Residential Services and what a difference it has made," said Majella Daly, Head of Disability Services, Cork Kerry Community Healthcare.
"You can see how much it has enhanced the lives of the residents. It gives them so much freedom and independence, as well as opening up a whole world of activities that adds meaning to their day. They get to meet new people, plan days out and integrate more into their local community. It's fantastic to see how the new buses have helped to change and improve lives," she said.
Spokesperson available on request, to arrange please contact Cork Kerry Community Healthcare Press & Media Officer Wendy Good on

New Buses At St Mary Of The Angels

February 13, 2023 at 3:56 pm Comments are Disabled

NEW buses are allowing residents of St Mary of the Angels in Beaufort access the local community more regularly. From horse riding and hairdressing appointments, to library visits and sports, more transport means more regular activities beyond their home. Skills teaching plays a big role in each of the community […]

Read more ›
Ballymacelligott GAA Club News

Ballymacelligott GAA Club News

February 13, 2023 at 12:33 pm Comments are Disabled

Credit Union Senior Football League Division 1 Fixtures 2023 19th March Ballymac vs Killarney Legion (home) 2nd April Ballymac vs Kerins O’Rahillys (away) 9th April Ballymac vs Austin Stacks (away) 23rd April Ballymac vs Rathmore (home) 30th April Ballymac vs Dr. Crokes (away) 14th May Ballymac vs Dingle (home) 21st […]

Read more ›
Some of the Tralee Parnells Senior Camogie players who attended the inaugural club social

Tralee Parnells GAA Club News

February 13, 2023 at 12:28 pm Comments are Disabled

Inaugural Club Social On a historic night for Tralee Parnells Hurling & Camogie Club, the club hosted its inaugural social in The Rose Hotel last Saturday night. Guests of honour were the County and All-Ireland U15 Féile winning team, who were presented with their medals by Kerry Senior Hurling Manager, […]

Read more ›
Na Gaeil GAA Club News

Na Gaeil GAA Club News

February 13, 2023 at 12:11 pm Comments are Disabled

Lotto results: Lotto Tue 7th February 2023. No winner. Numbers drawn were 3, 11, 23, 28. Lucky dip winners of €20 were Tony Lyons, Katherine Duggan, Mary Falvey, Katherine Duggan, Pádraig Coughlan. Next week’s jackpot will be €2,200. Why not try your luck in our lotto. The links is as […]

Read more ›
Blennerville Scout Group - Last Sunday Blennerville Scout Group enjoyed a great trek to the top of Caherconree. Caherconree at 835 metres is the 2nd-highest mountain in the Slieve Mish Mountains and on reaching the top the Scouts enjoyed the great views of Tralee Bay.

St Pats GAA Club News

February 13, 2023 at 12:04 pm Comments are Disabled

Registration 2023  Now that some of our teams have resumed training and others will be resuming shortly players and coaches, please register your membership of the Club for 2023. One of the benefits of registering as a playing member of the GAA or LGFA via the Club is that in […]

Read more ›

John Mitchels GAA Club News

February 13, 2023 at 11:56 am Comments are Disabled

Irish Life Steps Challenge returns!!! The Steps Challenge started on January 11th and runs till February 15th. We continue to have  fantastic numbers on week three  and would like to thank all who took part. We are currently ranked in 6th place  out of over 200 clubs. Keep up the great work. […]

Read more ›
Kerins O’Rahillys GAA Club News

Kerins O’Rahillys GAA Club News

February 13, 2023 at 11:48 am Comments are Disabled

Seniors:  We will kick off the new season next Sunday 19th  when we travel to Churchill to take on the locals in Tralee town league – the throw-in is @ 12 noon. County league fixtures have been issued which will see us continue to play in Division 1 with our […]

Read more ›
Rosie Tull, Joanne Ahern and Christina O'Shea at the Lee Strand Social on Saturday night at Ballygarry Estate Hotel. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Lee Strand Holds Annual Social In Ballygarry

February 13, 2023 at 11:27 am Comments are Disabled

OVER 230 people attended the 59th year of the Lee Strand Annual Social on Saturday, February 11th in the Ballygarry Estate Hotel in Tralee. The annual gathering attended by farmers, shareholders, staff and customers of Lee Strand was a wonderful social evening of fine dining, great music and dancing. On […]

Read more ›
Nearly €800,000 Announced For Road Improvements In Kerry

Nearly €800,000 Announced For Road Improvements In Kerry

February 13, 2023 at 11:25 am Comments are Disabled

MINISTER for Rural and Community Development, Heather Humphreys TD, has today announced funding of €797,367 for Kerry under the Local Improvement Scheme for the upgrade of private roads and laneways. Welcoming the news, Kerry Fine Gael TD, Brendan Griffin said; “I will continue to lobby Minister Heather Humphreys to provide […]

Read more ›
Kevin Williams who has signed for Kerry FC.

Two New Signings Announced For Kerry FC

February 13, 2023 at 11:15 am Comments are Disabled

KERRY FC has announced the signing of Kevin Williams and Aaron O’Sullivan ahead of the 2023 SSE Airtricity First Division campaign which gets underway this Friday. Kevin Williams is a 22-year-old Centre Back with a wide variety of experience in the game. He played for the Kerry FC Academy at […]

Read more ›
Dre Jackson fires in another tough shot. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS/REPORT: Warriors Keep Quarter-Final Dream Alive

February 13, 2023 at 10:06 am Comments are Disabled

Alan Cantwell on the Men’s Super League 2022/2023 – Round 15 game at the complex on Saturday night… Garvey’s Tralee Warriors 84 EJ Sligo All-Stars 67 Garvey’s Tralee Warriors secured their fourth win in a row on Saturday night as they comfortably accounted for EJ Sligo All-Stars at the […]

Read more ›