Archive for November, 2023

Norma Foley.

Nearly €20,000 Announced For Projects In Kerry Schools

November 30, 2023 at 6:12 pm Comments are Disabled

MINISTER for Education Norma Foley TD has announced the delivery of €19,825 in funding for sustainable development projects in County Kerry schools. The successful projects in Kerry were an outdoor classroom and garden update for Ardfert Central N.S. (€5,000), wildlife pond and outdoor study equipment for Meán Scoil Nua an Leith Triúigh (€5,000), Installation of Water Filters and plastic […]

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Six Kerry Companies Recognised By Bord Bia For Sustainability Performance

Six Kerry Companies Recognised By Bord Bia For Sustainability Performance

November 30, 2023 at 3:33 pm Comments are Disabled

SIX Kerry companies have been recognised for sustainability performance by Bord Bia. The body has acknowledged the sustainability performance of 97 Irish food and drink companies that have attained Origin Green Gold Membership in 2023. Gold Membership is given to companies, which are members of the Origin Green programme, in recognition […]

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Invitation To Apply To Kerry County Council For Arts Grants

November 30, 2023 at 2:01 pm Comments are Disabled

KERRY Council County is inviting applications for funding from artists, arts festival, arts events and groups, communities, schools, and organisations planning arts activity for 2024. “The Arts Act Grant provides funding to arts events and activities across the county each year,” said Cathaoirleach of Kerry County Council, Cllr. Jim Finucane. […]

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Another Low Temperature/Ice Warning Issued For Friday Night/Saturday Morning

Another Low Temperature/Ice Warning Issued For Friday Night/Saturday Morning

November 30, 2023 at 1:47 pm Comments are Disabled

WITH a low temperature/ice warning coming into effect from this evening until Friday at noon, Met Éireann are warning that the cold spell is set to continue for a couple of more days. This morning they issued another Status Yellow – Low Temperature/Ice warning for Ireland for Friday evening at […]

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363 Patients Waited On Trolleys At UHK During November

363 Patients Waited On Trolleys At UHK During November

November 30, 2023 at 11:34 am 1 comment

THERE were 363 patients waiting on trolleys in University Hospital Kerry during the month of November. This was a rise of eight on the same month in 2022, but lower than the worst November in 2019 when there were 399 waiting on trolleys. Nationally, over 11,493 patients, including 434 children, […]

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Mrs Glam Michelle

CH Tralee To Host MRS Glam For A Christmas Masterclass

November 30, 2023 at 9:43 am Comments are Disabled

GET ready beauty lovers in Tralee, because an evening of glitz and glamour like no other is coming. The makeup maestro herself, Michelle Regazzoli Stone, will host “A Night Out with MRS Glam” Masterclass in CH Tralee on The Mall on Wednesday, December 13 from 6.30pm to 9pm. Michelle will […]

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Alicia Buckley, Mary McCoy and Petrina Comerford the GOAL Mile at Kerry Sports Academy on Wednesday. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Taking A Walk At The Kerry Sports Academy In Aid Of GOAL

November 30, 2023 at 9:42 am Comments are Disabled

STUDENTS and staff at MTU took a walk on Wednesday to raise funds for GOAL this Christmas. The GOAL Mile saw walkers leave from the entrance of the Kerry Sports Academy at the MTU for a short walk around campus for the great cause. The GOAL Mile is a renowned and long-standing event that helps raise […]

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Meet Star Wars Characters At Fundraiser In Manor West Shopping Centre

Meet Star Wars Characters At Fundraiser In Manor West Shopping Centre

November 30, 2023 at 9:41 am Comments are Disabled

A LOCAL man is inviting people to come to Manor West Shopping Centre on Sunday between 12 noon and 3pm to meet and have photos taken with costumed characters from Star Wars. Members of the 501st Legion and Rebel Legion will be dressed as good guys and bad guys from […]

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Kate Brosnan and Niamh Brosnan of Total Cleaning Kerry are looking forward to welcoming you to the free cookery demo this Friday.

Free Christmas Cookery Demo For Adapt Kerry At Total Cleaning

November 30, 2023 at 9:40 am Comments are Disabled

A FREE Cookery Demo in aid of Adapt Kerry will be held in-store at Total Cleaning Kerry’s store at the Horan Centre tomorrow (Friday). Total Cleaning are delighted once again to welcome Mark Doe from Just Cooking who will be joining them to share festive culinary tips from 11am to […]

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To the waters and the Wild.. Kayakers enjoying a paddel on Lough Lein, Ross Castle, Killarney Nationl Park as part of the Wander Wild Festival which ran over the weekend. Photo: Valerie O'Sullivan/FREE PIC***Issued 26/03/2023

Wander Wild Festival Returns In Killarney Next March

November 30, 2023 at 9:39 am Comments are Disabled

THE Wander Wild Festival – Ireland’s Ultimate Outdoor Experience — will return next March in Killarney. With over 30 new events, an expanded wellness hub, an extended base camp at this year’s festival it’s set to be bigger than ever. Exciting additions include a Dark Sky Astrology Hike, live workshops […]

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Stuart Daley.

Gaelcholáiste Student Comes Third In Scléip Competition

November 30, 2023 at 9:39 am Comments are Disabled

A FIFTH year student in Gaelcholáiste Chiarraí came third in a competition for All-Irish schools in Cork on Wednesday. Stuart Daley, a teenager with a passion for rock music, took to the stage in The Youth Theatre in Fermoy to represent in the school at Scléip, a stage based competition for All […]

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Milltown/Castlemaine GAA Club News

Milltown/Castlemaine GAA Club News

November 29, 2023 at 5:41 pm Comments are Disabled

Lotto: Sponsored by Almas Takeaway, Milltown The fortnightly club lotto draw took place on Monday, November 27th at the club grounds. There was no jackpot winner on this occasion. The numbers drawn were 5, 7, 20 and the bonus ball was 19. Lucky Dip winners were as follows: €50 – Ciaran […]

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Met Eireann Issues Low Temperature/Ice Warning For Kerry

Met Eireann Issues Low Temperature/Ice Warning For Kerry

November 29, 2023 at 12:49 pm Comments are Disabled

A Status Yellow – Low Temperature/Ice warning has been issued for most counties in Ireland including Kerry, for Thursday night into Friday morning. Met Éireann says it will be very cold over the coming days with temperatures expected to fall below -3 degrees in many areas. Frost and ice developing […]

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Radio Kerry And Fexco To Once Again Honour Local Heroes

Radio Kerry And Fexco To Once Again Honour Local Heroes

November 29, 2023 at 12:10 pm Comments are Disabled

RADIO Kerry and Fexco are once again joining forces to honour Kerry Heroes. These heroes are individuals and groups who have shown outstanding community spirit, courage, vision and leadership in the last 12 months here in Kerry. There will be eight award recipients and each will receive a specially created […]

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Abigail Adetunji with her first book of poetry, 'Mirror' at O'Mahony's Bookshop on Saturday. Photo by Dermot Crean

Tralee Teenager Launches First Poetry Collection At O’Mahony’s

November 29, 2023 at 11:59 am Comments are Disabled

A LOCAL student has just published her first book of poems at the age of just 14. Abigail Adetunji is a third year student at Mercy Mounthawk and launched the book, ‘Mirror — A Poetry Collection for Those Willing to Reflect’, at O’Mahony’s Bookshop on Saturday. A number of friends, […]

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The Brogue.

Kirby’s Brogue Inn Recognised As ‘Recommended Roast Venue’

November 29, 2023 at 11:39 am Comments are Disabled

THE Brogue Inn and Killarney Heights Hotel have been recognised as a ‘Knorr Recommended Roast 2024’ venues. Kirby’s Brogue Inn, the landmark pub at the bottom of Rock Street is one of the first pubs in the country to be recognised as a ‘Knorr Recommended Roast 2024’ venue. And, one […]

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Fiona O'Shea and Subrina O'Regan of Peter Marks, Tralee and  Yvonne O'Connell, Area Manager with Peter O'Rourke, CEO at the Peter Mark Long Service Awards, held at Hayfield Manor, Cork. The Peter Mark Long Service Awards recognise employees from salons across the island of Ireland who have worked at Peter Mark for 10 years or more. In total, 117 Peter Mark colleagues across the country received a Long Service Award this year. 
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Peter Mark Honours Staff In Tralee For Long-Standing Service

November 29, 2023 at 11:31 am Comments are Disabled

PETER Mark has honoured 117 members of its team for their contribution and long-standing service to the company, including three in the Tralee salon. The Peter Mark Long Service Awards recognise employees from salons across the island of Ireland who have worked with the company for 10 years or more. […]

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Here’s Where Residential Property Was Sold Around Tralee In October

Here’s Where Residential Property Was Sold Around Tralee In October

November 29, 2023 at 9:29 am Comments are Disabled

THE most up to date statistics from the Residential Property Price Register shows that there were 30 property sales in the Tralee area in October with transactions fetching a total of €6,385,000. The property that sold for the most money in one transaction in the Tralee environs in October was […]

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JRI America staff help with Tralee Tidy Towns.

JRI America Staff Help Out With Tralee Tidy Towns Efforts

November 29, 2023 at 9:29 am Comments are Disabled

STAFF from JRI America joined forces with Tralee Tidy Towns to hopefully improve Tralee’s performance in the latest Irish Business Against Litter (IBAL) survey last week. Some of the key lanes mentioned as problem spots in the last IBAL report were the focus of the clean up – most notably […]

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TLI Group’s senior management team: John Tuite Managing Director, Thomas Fitzmaurice Director, Noel Healy Business Development Director, Joe Rogers Finance Director and Donagh Shanahan Operations Director presenting the new MTU jerseys to Michael Quirke, Jennifer Healy and Jimmy Deenihan. Also photographed donning the new jerseys are Danielle O’Leary and Niamh Broderick, Kerry Senior Ladies Football, Evan Boyle, Kerry Minor Football, and Armin Heinrich, Kerry under 20 Football.

TLI Group Announces Sponsorship of MTU Kerry Campus GAA Club Teams

November 29, 2023 at 9:28 am Comments are Disabled

TLI Group has announced its sponsorship of the Munster Technological University (MTU) Kerry Campus GAA Club. The MTU unveiled their new jerseys recently at the Kerry Sports Academy building at the Tralee campus. Members of TLI Group senior management were on site to present the new jerseys to Micheál Quirke […]

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Mary and Ciaran O'Shea, O'Shea's Gala, Blennerville with Siobhan Grimes, Retail Operation Manager at Gala Retail.

PHOTOS: Awards For Three Gala Stores In Tralee Area

November 29, 2023 at 9:28 am Comments are Disabled

FOUR Gala Retail convenience stores from Kerry have been awarded the Gala Award for excellence in retail at the 2023 Gala Annual Conference, which took place at The Great Southern Hotel in Killarney recently. The Kerry stores that received the Gala Excellence Awards at the event were Clifford’s Gala, Oakpark, […]

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Austin Stacks GAA Juvenile Club News

Austin Stacks GAA Juvenile Club News

November 28, 2023 at 2:33 pm Comments are Disabled

PEIL FAOI 17: Everybody is invited to come along to Saturday night’s very special occasion (7pm) in the clubhouse to honour our minor footballers. They’ll be presented with their Minor County League (Division 1) winners’ medals and their Minor Club Championship winners’ medals. We look forward to greeting parents, family, […]

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Education Minister Norma Foley and Minister of State Ossian Smyth at the launch of the Solar for Schools programme in St Paul's CBS in Dublin.

Kerry Schools Encouraged To Apply For Solar Panel Grants

November 28, 2023 at 2:22 pm 1 comment

MINISTER for Education Norma Foley has urged schools in Kerry to apply for solar panel grants to reduce their energy costs and their emissions. The Solar For Schools scheme will provide eligible schools with 6 kilowatts of roof-mounted solar PV, which equates to approximately 16 solar panels. Kerry is one of the […]

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Muster Under 19 Singles Championships,Winner Mikey Belov Flanagan,  Listowel.  Photo by Thomas Bradley

Kerry Badminton Association News

November 28, 2023 at 2:04 pm Comments are Disabled

Kerry Mixed Doubles Tournaments Last Sunday, we held the mixed doubles tournaments in Tralee Spots and Leisure Centre. It was great to see such a great entry in each of the divisions and everyone seemed to be enjoying their badminton . A big thank you must be said to all […]

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Kerry designers to the fore at fashion showcase in aid of Recovery Haven
Already being billed as the fashion highlight of 2024 in Kerry, cancer support charity Recovery Haven Kerry has this week announced details of its Designer Fashion Showcase event taking place in the Gleneagle INEC Arena on February 1st 2024.
The date – St Brigid’s Day - is particularly poignant for those involved, with the show set to incorporate the extraordinary Irish saint and mark her 1500th anniversary. Renowned Fashion Designer Don O'Neill, newly appointed Recovery Haven Ambassador. Photo: Valerie O'Sullivan/FREE PIC***

Designer Fashion Showcase To Raise Funds For Recovery Haven

November 28, 2023 at 12:16 pm 1 comment

CANCER support charity Recovery Haven Kerry has announced details of its Designer Fashion Showcase event taking place in the Gleneagle INEC Arena on February 1, 2024. The date – St Brigid’s Day – is particularly poignant for those involved, with the show set to incorporate the Irish saint and mark […]

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Kerry College Level 5 Music Performance and Sound Production students before performing in the canteen area of the Clash campus on Monday. Photo by Dermot Crean

Kerry College Students Display Music Talent While Helping Out KSPCA

November 28, 2023 at 11:58 am Comments are Disabled

A ‘Back to the Future’ music concert fundraiser event was organised by Kerry College students for K.S.P.C.A, an organisation close to the students’ hearts, on Monday at the Clash campus. The Level 5 Music Performance and Sound Production students showcased many of the songs they have been working on together […]

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Win €1,000 Gift Voucher In Chamber’s Search For Ernie The Giant Elf

Win €1,000 Gift Voucher In Chamber’s Search For Ernie The Giant Elf

November 28, 2023 at 11:48 am Comments are Disabled

TRALEE Chamber has launched the search for Santa’s Giant Elf with a €1,000 gift voucher reward. One of Santa’s beloved elves, Ernie, has gone missing from the North Pole and Tralee Chamber has issued an urgent appeal to the community, seeking their assistance in locating the missing Elf, offering a […]

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Samuel Aladesanusi. Photo by Adam Kowalczyk

Kerry FC Confirm Samuel Aladesanusi Signs For Another Season

November 28, 2023 at 11:43 am Comments are Disabled

KERRY FC can confirm that centre-back Samuel Aladesanusi has re-signed for the club in a deal that will keep him in Mounthawk Park until the end of the 2024 season. 19-year-old Aladesanusi was another prospect of the Kerry Football Club Academy who played for the side at Under 17 and […]

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Presenting the award to St Teresa’s NS Kilfynn, were :  Cushla Dromgool-Regan, Explorers Education Programme Manager to Nora Falvey School principal also included Jane Sharp Explorers Ocean Champion Schools , Ciara Walsh and Collette Murray . And Tomas Quill and Cian Forristal and School Students .  
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Kerry school receives special judges award in the Marine Institute’s Explorers Ocean Champion Awards 2023

St Teresa’s NS Kilfynn, Co Kerry, receives the Marine Institute’s Explorers Ocean Champion’s - Special Judges Award 2023, for their healthy ocean school project: ‘Deep Sea Science Fair’. 

Presenting the award during science week, Cushla Dromgool-Regan, Explorers Education Programme Manager, congratulated the children, teachers, and outreach team for their great achievement:  

“This award recognises the ‘innovative use of creativity and communication’ where the children and teachers transformed their school into an underwater world to engage parents and the community to learn more about the ocean.”

Mrs Nora O’Regan, school principal explained:, “As part of their all-school project, the teachers and children got involved in practical STEAM project work where the children conducted experiments, developed their IT skills and created amazing poetry and artwork that was put on display for the parents and community to see. 

“Working with the Explorers team and getting support from the parents was an excellent way to teach, using the ocean theme in the classroom, and throughout the whole school. We all got to learn something new – from hydrothermal vents at the bottom on the ocean floor, bioluminescent deep-sea species, as well local projects protecting our sand dunes,” she added.

Twenty-eight coastal county schools took part in this year's Explorers healthy ocean school projects (Marine STEAM, Ocean Literacy, SDGs and the Ocean, Marine Outdoor). Supporting the new Primary School Curriculum Framework (2023), the all-school project aims to develop the children’s competencies and skills. This is key to sharing an understanding of the impact the ocean has on our lives, as well as the impact we have on the ocean.

“What was very special about St Teresa’s school project was the clear collaboration with the teachers and children and the pride they have sharing their work.  Seeing the excitement and continued interest in learning about the ocean at the awards ceremony is what makes this project extra special,” Ms Dromgool-Regan added. 

The Healthy Ocean School project and Ocean Champion Awards is organised through the Explorers Education Programme and funded by the Marine Institute. It is the only ocean-themed award for primary schools in Ireland and recognises the effort, commitment and collaboration of the school management, teachers, children and the Explorer outreach officers who have engaged in the all-school, marine-themed project. 

For more information, please contact:
Cushla Dromgool-Regan
Strategic Education and Communications Manager
Marine Institute's Explorers Education Programme
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Email: cushla.dromgoolregan@thecamdentrust.org
Website: www.explorers.ie

Kilflynn School Receives Explorers Ocean Champion Award

November 28, 2023 at 11:24 am Comments are Disabled

A KILFLYNN school has received a special judges award in the Marine Institute’s Explorers Ocean Champion Awards 2023. St Teresa’s NS Kilflynn receives the award for their healthy ocean school project: ‘Deep Sea Science Fair’. Presenting the award during science week, Cushla Dromgool-Regan, Explorers Education Programme Manager, congratulated the children, teachers, […]

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Gardaí Appeal For Information On Separate Incidents Of Theft, Criminal Damage And Alleged Assault

Gardaí Appeal For Information On Separate Incidents Of Theft, Criminal Damage And Alleged Assault

November 28, 2023 at 10:59 am Comments are Disabled

GARDAI in Tralee are asking the public for assistance in relation to investigations into separate theft, criminal damage and alleged assault incidents recently in town. On Saturday evening at about 6.30pm a male in The Square was approached by a number of people, not known to him. One of them […]

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