Archive for May 19th, 2023

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Kerry The County With Highest Number Of Blue Flags Awarded For 2023

May 19, 2023 at 2:00 pm Comments are Disabled

KERRY is the county with the most Blue Flags awarded for 2023. There were 13 beaches and two marinas receiving Blue Flags among the total of 159 awards presented by the Minister for Housing, Local Government and Heritage, Mr. Darragh O’Brien, T.D., at an awards ceremony held today in Dublin. […]

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Pictured at the SFI ADAPT Centre in collaboration with the Centre for Smart Ageing in Kerry and TU Dublin, held an interactive discussion on the role technology can play in enhancing quality of life as people grow older are front from left, Ita Behan,Peggy O'Shea, Mary Fairtlough, Mary Silles, Sheila Barnes, Betty o'Doherty, Margaret Roche and Mick Cole. At back, Geraldien Stack, Deirdre Fee, Teresa O'Sullivan, Mary Cogan, Mary McGillycuddy, Betty Dennehy, Dolores McGlynn, Marie Nolan, Mary Casey, Kathleen O'Connor, Eileen Reidy and Helen Moylan. Also included are at back, representatives from the SFI ADAPT Research Centre, the Centre for Smart Ageing, Dublin City University and TU Dublin including Betty Amamukirori, Peterson Jean, John McGrory, Helen Sheridan, Laura Grehan, Gearoid Kearney, Luke Quinlan, Lucy Hederman, Emma Clarke, Dympna O'Sullivan, Damon Berry, Paula Hannon, Emma Murphy, Abdullahi Abubakar Kawu and Fatima Badmos. 
Photo: Don MacMonagle

photo from Adapt Centre 

Press Release:
Kerry Public Discuss the Role of Technology in Smart Healthy Ageing
The Citizen’s Think-In event was run by the SFI ADAPT Centre in collaboration with the Centre for Smart Ageing in Kerry
18 May 2023:  The SFI ADAPT Centre in collaboration with the Centre for Smart Ageing in Kerry and TU Dublin, held an interactive discussion on the role technology can play in enhancing quality of life as people grow older. The event took place today, May 18, 2023 at the Centre for Smart Ageing in Farranfore, County Kerry, between 11am and 1pm. 
Speaking about the event, Dr Emma Clarke from the ADAPT Centre said: “Technology promises new ways and means to support healthy and active ageing.  This discussion will help researchers understand what kind of technologies are preferred by individuals and explore the attitudes towards and acceptance of technologies. By providing their insights and opinions, participants can help guide the development and creation of new technologies that can support people throughout the ageing process.”

The event took the form of a short overview presentation on the topic by Dr Damon Berry from the Hands-On SHAFE project, followed by group discussions. No expertise was required to take part as the discussions drew from individuals’ own lived experience of technology and healthy lifestyles.
ADAPT’s Citizen’s Think-Ins are funded by the SFI Discover programme.  All content for the event was co-created with members of the Smart Healthy Ageing community in County Kerry in March 2023. 
For media queries please contact 
Notes to the Editor
ADAPT is the world-leading SFI Research Centre for AI Driven Digital Content Technology hosted by Trinity College Dublin.  ADAPT’s partner institutions include Dublin City University, University College Dublin, Technological University Dublin, Maynooth University, Munster Technological University, Athlone Institute of Technology, and the National University of Ireland Galway. ADAPT's research vision is to pioneer new forms of proactive, scalable, and integrated AI-driven Digital Content Technology that empower individuals and society to engage in digital experiences with control, inclusion, and accountability with the long term goal of a balanced digital society by 2030. ADAPT is pioneering new Human Centric AI techniques and technologies including personalisation, natural language processing, data analytics,   intelligent machine translation human-computer interaction, as well as setting the standards for data governance, privacy and ethics for digital content. 

About Hands-On SHAFE
Hands-on SHAFE is a project that aims to deliver informal learning experiences and hands-on tools to implement smart and healthy built environments or to develop business in this area. All learning experiences and hands-on tools are publicly and freely available at

Discussion On Technology And Improving Lives Of Older People At Farranfore Centre

May 19, 2023 at 1:53 pm 1 comment

THE SFI ADAPT Centre in collaboration with the Centre for Smart Ageing in Kerry and TU Dublin, held an interactive discussion on the role technology can play in enhancing quality of life as people grow older. The event took place on Thursday at the Centre for Smart Ageing in Farranfore, […]

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The Square was a very busy spot during the Tralee Food Festival on Saturday. Photo by Dermot Crean

Ten Tasty Things To Do During Tralee Food Festival This Weekend

May 19, 2023 at 1:33 pm Comments are Disabled

It’s set to be a fantastic weekend in town with the return of the annual Tralee Food Festival. There’s so much to do on Saturday and Sunday, so let’s look at some highlights (see full programme below)… Saturday 1. Visit the food stands… From 10am, explore an array of gourmet […]

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John Murray, Anne Kelliher, Ray Lally and Gearóid O'Doherty at the family cycling event at the Tralee-Fenit Greenway on Thursday evening. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Enjoying A Leisurely Cycle On The Greenway For Bike Week

May 19, 2023 at 11:37 am Comments are Disabled

IT was a very pleasant evening for a cycle on Thursday as Kerry Recreation and Sports Partnership in association with Tralee Chain Gang Cycling Club held a special event. Gathering at the KDL/Mounthawk Park car park entrance to the Greenway, people took part in the family cycle as part of National […]

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Inspired members, seated; Denise O'Mahony and Sarah Fitzmartin with, standing, Labhaoise O'Connor, Jack Sheehan, Alan Murray, Stephen Buckley with Inspired Career and Programme Co-ordinator Stephanie Dinham at the Progressive Pathways Fair at the Rose Hotel on Thursday. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Great Turnout For Progressive Pathways Fair

May 19, 2023 at 11:08 am Comments are Disabled

THERE was a big turnout at The Rose Hotel on Thursday for the annual Progressive Pathways Fair. The event provided an opportunity for people aged 16 or over, with additional support needs to find out more about their employment options. There were a number of stands with helpful staff from […]

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Kiana Breathnach agus agus Paige Ní Dhrúrraigh, Gaelcholáiste Chiarraí ag tabhairt cuairt ar sheastán Chonradh na Gaeilge agus ag labhairt le Chloe Ní Ruairc ann

Gaelcholáiste Chiarraí Students Attend Gaelbhratach Ceremony In Dublin

May 19, 2023 at 10:37 am Comments are Disabled

GAELCHÓLAISTE Chiarraí, Tralee, raised their Gaelbhratach flags at St Patrick’s campus, at DCU on Tuesday. Over 200 students from Gaelbhratach committees in post-primary schools across the country gathered to celebrate their hard work in promoting Irish in their schools throughout the year, and were presented with a Gaelbhratach flag. Through […]

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Suleman Kadiri, Eoin O'Connell and David Griffin of JRI America  painting a wall at Killerisk on Thursday.  Photo by Dermot Crean

JRI America Staff Volunteer With Tralee Tidy Towns To Paint Wall At Killerisk

May 19, 2023 at 8:29 am Comments are Disabled

JRI America staff spent some of their corporate volunteering hours to help Tralee Tidy Towns repaint a large wall at Killerisk which had been in need of a  fresh coat of paint. The project was supported by local residents and facilitated by Tralee Chamber Alliance and Kerry County Council. Brendan […]

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