Articles by: Fergus Dennehy

Manor West Shopping Centre To Hold Mental Health Information Day

Manor West Shopping Centre To Hold Mental Health Information Day

October 4, 2015 at 11:05 am Comments are Disabled

  MANOR WEST Shopping Centre is getting ready to host an information day on mental health on Thursday, October 8 as part of World Mental Health Day celebrations. The event is being organised by HSE Tralee Community Mental Health and Primary Care Teams and will run from 11am-4pm in the […]

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23/9/15***NO REPRO FEE***Doodle 4 Google marks Ireland’s 2016 Commemorations. Pictured at the launch are Zoe and Hannah Holland aged 9, Robyn Holland aged 6, Dan Gatera aged 5 and James Sinay aged 5.
Students invited to create Doodles on the theme ‘Ireland Is..’ Google today launched Doodle 4 Google, its annual creative art and design competition open to all pupils and students in primary and secondary schools throughout Ireland.  The Google Doodle is the drawing that is designed on, around and through the Google logo on the website’s home page.
This year’s competition will be part of Google’s contribution to the 2016 Commemoration Programme.  Students are being asked to design a Doodle on the theme ‘Ireland Is…’    The winning Doodle will appear on the Google homepage on Easter Monday, 28th March 2016.
Resources available for teachers include guidelines for helping students discuss and brainstorm themes such as:

 

·         Our Ireland – Our Home

·         Our Ireland – Our Story

·         Our Ireland – Our Identity

·         Our Ireland – Our Journey
“2016 is a significant year for Ireland, commemorating as it does the events of 1916 which subsequently led to the birth of the modern Ireland we are today.  This year’s Doodle 4 Google competition allows young people to express their views of this Ireland through their doodles and we hope in preparing their entries that it will encourage discussion in schools, and among children and their parents on the themes of Ireland then and now”, said Ronan Harris, VP and head of Google in Ireland.  “We’re always blown away by the creativity and talent we see in the entries to Doodle4Google every year and we’re really looking forward to this year’s competition”.
Entries from schools  are invited in the following categories:

Group 1: Junior / Senior Infants

Group 2: 1st, 2nd, 3rd class

Group 3: 4th, 5th, 6th class

Group 4: 1st, 2nd, 3rd year

Group 5: 4th, 5th, 6th year
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Kerry Students Invited To Enter 2016 Doodle 4 Google Competition

October 3, 2015 at 9:58 am Comments are Disabled

  KERRY students have been invited to take part in the latest ‘Doodle 4 Google’ campaign as part of the where they must create Doodles based on the ‘Google’ logo and centre it around the theme of ‘Ireland Is..’ The campaign is centered around marking the 2016 commemorations here in […]

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Community Rallies To Help Out Woman Who Lost €200

Community Rallies To Help Out Woman Who Lost €200

October 2, 2015 at 10:17 am Comments are Disabled

COMMUNITY SPIRIT is alive and well here in town after a group of local people rallied together to help a woman and her mother after they lost a sum of money in town. Helen Mackessy from Basin Road is one of the women at the centre of this story, after […]

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Sweet Shop To Close Its Doors This Weekend

Sweet Shop To Close Its Doors This Weekend

October 1, 2015 at 2:48 pm Comments are Disabled

A WELL known shop in town will close its doors for the last time this coming weekend. Mr Duffy’s Traditional Sweet Shop, located on the corner of The Mall and Ashe Street, will close this coming Saturday, October 3. The shop which is a purveyor of all sweet things, including the much beloved […]

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VIDEO: Just How Long Is A ‘Minute’ In Kerry? This Survey Found Out…

VIDEO: Just How Long Is A ‘Minute’ In Kerry? This Survey Found Out…

October 1, 2015 at 10:21 am Comments are Disabled

WELL, that didn’t take too long did it? The EBS recently conducted their ‘Big Survey of Irish Time’ in which they interviewed a number of people on the streets of the Republic about their own personal definition of the phrase ‘I’ll be there in a minute’. Leitrim came in at […]

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Tralee’s ‘Social Box TV’ Wins Through To National Blog Awards Finals

Tralee’s ‘Social Box TV’ Wins Through To National Blog Awards Finals

October 1, 2015 at 10:14 am Comments are Disabled

THE DYNAMIC duo over at Social Box TV have made it through to the live award ceremony of the ‘Blog Awards Ireland’ after the public voted them through. The girls will now travel to the Tivoli Theatre in Dublin next month for the ceremony. The two secondary school students, Leanne Hanafin and […]

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Ballyheigue Beard Festival Looks For Volunteers To Raise Funds For Charities

Ballyheigue Beard Festival Looks For Volunteers To Raise Funds For Charities

September 30, 2015 at 12:05 pm Comments are Disabled

THE OFFICIAL launch of the ‘Ballyheigue Beard Festival’ took place in KL Kirby’s Bar in Ballyheigue last Saturday night and the call has gone out for more hairy people to get involved. All participants in the festival will grow their beards and collect sponsorship for charities until the big ‘shave off’ […]

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PHOTO: Niamh Appears To Millions On US TV Looking For Another ‘Twin Stranger’

PHOTO: Niamh Appears To Millions On US TV Looking For Another ‘Twin Stranger’

September 30, 2015 at 11:34 am Comments are Disabled

A KERRY woman was interviewed live on American news WGN News which was broadcast to over 2.3 million people earlier this month, all in the name of research. Castleisland’s Niamh Geaney found fame earlier this year when she took part in an online experiment with called ‘Twin Strangers’ in which she […]

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Gaelcholáiste Chiarraí Students Celebrate Day Of Languages

Gaelcholáiste Chiarraí Students Celebrate Day Of Languages

September 30, 2015 at 11:14 am Comments are Disabled

  STUDENTS from one local school were busy last week as they celebrated the European Day of Languages. Gaelcholáisate Chiarraí is the school in question and was home to different languages on the morning of Friday September 25. German, French, Polish, Romanian and Gaeilge could be heard over the school intercom […]

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Pals To Hold Benefit Gig For Tralee Man Who Suffered Injuries In Canada

Pals To Hold Benefit Gig For Tralee Man Who Suffered Injuries In Canada

September 30, 2015 at 10:33 am Comments are Disabled

THE ABBEY Inn is hosting a fundraising gig this coming weekend in aid of Tralee’s Ruadhan Hennessy who suffered extensive burns to his legs during a chip pan fire in Canada back in August. The ‘Rock for Rouie’ concert will take place on Sunday October 4 in the bar from […]

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PHOTOS: Born To Run Flags Flying Proudly All Over The World

PHOTOS: Born To Run Flags Flying Proudly All Over The World

September 29, 2015 at 11:53 am Comments are Disabled

THERE’S two members of the Born To Run Club that can testify to being some of the most travelled members of the group without ever having laced up a pair of running shoes. The BTR club flags are the members in question and since their arrival into the tight knit group […]

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Woman Seriously Injured In Collision On Tralee-Killarney Road

Woman Seriously Injured In Collision On Tralee-Killarney Road

September 28, 2015 at 10:07 pm Comments are Disabled

  A WOMAN was seriously injured and a Garda received minor injuries in an accident on the main Tralee-Killarney road tonight. Gardai in Killarney are appealing for witnesses to the two vehicle collision that occurred on the N22 Killarney to Tralee road approximately 7 miles from Killarney this evening at 7.45pm. A woman in […]

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New Figures Show That Over 130 Council Houses In Kerry Are Lying Empty

New Figures Show That Over 130 Council Houses In Kerry Are Lying Empty

September 28, 2015 at 11:42 am Comments are Disabled

  THE NUMBER of empty council houses in Kerry has been revealed after new figures were obtained by the Fianna Fáil environment spokesman Barry Cowen through a Freedom of Information request. The figures, which were given out after a series of information requests were sent to each local authority by […]

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Tralee Rappers Open For Legendary NWA Star DJ Yella

Tralee Rappers Open For Legendary NWA Star DJ Yella

September 27, 2015 at 11:04 am Comments are Disabled

A GROUP of Tralee aspiring rappers saw their hard work and graft recognised this past week after they were asked to perform as part of the opening act for NWA music legend DJ Yella at a Dublin gig earlier this week. Zach Buggy, Andrew (Drew) Dineen and Frank McCarthy form […]

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Kerry Local Enterprise Office To Hold Budget Breakfast Briefing

Kerry Local Enterprise Office To Hold Budget Breakfast Briefing

September 26, 2015 at 10:29 am Comments are Disabled

  THE Kerry Local Enterprise Office is getting ready to hold the ‘Budget 2016 Breakfast Briefing’ next month in association with the PSC Taxation Services. It will take place on Thursday, October 15 in the Ballygarry House Hotel and will run from 8.30am to 10.30am, where a full breakfast will […]

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NO REPRO FEE released 30/08/2015. Sightsavers Adds A Splash Of Colour To The First Day Back At School. Sightsavers added a splash of colour to the first day back at school with the launch of the 2016 Junior Painter of The Year Awards at the ReCreate.ie warehouse of wonder in Crumlin, Dublin. Joining judge Deirdre Rogers to launch the initiative were Nina Murray (11, Ringsend), Lisa Murray (9, Ringsend), Ethan Manby (9, Dun Laoghaire), Megan Jones (9, Ringsend), Simon Larkin (9, Navan), Elliott Larkin (5, Navan), Ruben O’Grady (9, Drumcondra), Cait O’Reilly O’Grady (11, Drumcondra), Grace Lynch (11, Ballsbridge) and Maya Rubin-Rahn (8, Gorey) as they created a colourful piece centred upon this year’s theme “Imagine 2030”. The Junior Painter of the Year Awards is open to primary school students of all ages. Competition this year featuring the new theme “Imagine 2030”. A lot can change in 15 years so Sighstavers are inviting primary school students to be inspired and create an artwork that shows how they want the world they live in to look in the year 2030. The closing date for entry is November 27th. Pictured is Elliott Larkin. Photography: Sasko Lazarov/Photocall Ireland

Primary School Students Called To Enter Painting Competition

September 26, 2015 at 10:28 am Comments are Disabled

  SIGHTSAVERS is calling on all budding young artists across Kerry to enter the 2016 ‘Sightsavers Junior Painter of the Year’ that will be centered around the theme of ‘Imagine 2030’. The charity organisation are inviting primary school students from all around the county to be inspired and create an […]

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Scout Troop Looking For New Volunteer Leaders

Scout Troop Looking For New Volunteer Leaders

September 26, 2015 at 10:27 am Comments are Disabled

  AS the new year of schooling kicked off, one local organisation is actively searching and on the look out for new volunteer leaders for their group. The 1st Kerry Scout Troop is currently looking for any adult male and female volunteers that would like to join their troop as […]

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Churchill GAA Getting Ready To Hold Special 10k Run

Churchill GAA Getting Ready To Hold Special 10k Run

September 25, 2015 at 4:03 pm Comments are Disabled

  THE people over at Churchill GAA are lacing up their running shoes and getting into serious training as the club prepares to host a 10k run which will form part of their centenary celebrations this year. The run is all set to take place on Sunday October 18 at 10am […]

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VIDEO: Watch Some Of The Highlights From Last Weekend’s Tralee Food Festival

VIDEO: Watch Some Of The Highlights From Last Weekend’s Tralee Food Festival

September 25, 2015 at 12:11 pm Comments are Disabled

A NEW video has been uploaded which highlights the best of what last weekend’s Tralee Food Festival had to offer. This was the first ever year of the festival, with it being deemed a great success by the public and which added another string to the bow of a blossoming Tralee […]

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Curraheen’s Brenda Nominated For Hero Award After Marathon Fundraising Efforts

Curraheen’s Brenda Nominated For Hero Award After Marathon Fundraising Efforts

September 25, 2015 at 11:59 am Comments are Disabled

A CURRAHEEN woman has been nominated for a very prestigious award in recognition of her efforts in helping to raise money for  a Cork based hospital. Brenda Doody is currently in training for the Dublin City Marathon, the final marathon of the dozen that she planned on running this year, all […]

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Tralee Business Set To Close Its Doors

Tralee Business Set To Close Its Doors

September 24, 2015 at 12:35 pm Comments are Disabled

  A TRALEE shop is set to close its doors for the last time soon. ‘Stitch In Time’ on Maine Street is advising customers that the final date for collecting garments is this coming Saturday, September 26. Customers can contact Gerard on (087) 6781122 to arrange a collection, with any items not collected set […]

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Fenit School Sees Bike Shelter Opened As Part Of Green Flag Pursuit

Fenit School Sees Bike Shelter Opened As Part Of Green Flag Pursuit

September 24, 2015 at 10:55 am Comments are Disabled

ONE KERRY school this week saw the official opening of a new covered cycle shelter on their grounds, all as part of their pursuit of a 4th Green Flag along with helping to promote European Mobility Week. St Brendan’s National School in Fenit are this week taking the time to […]

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At the photo call to launch the forthcoming ÔCastleisland the Fashion Capital of KerryÕ Fashion Show in Nana BeaÕs Coffee & Gift Shop Castleisland, on Thursday 8th of October were from left (back row) Orlagh Winters (MC), Liz Galwey, Orla Diffily (Upfront Models), Carmel Prenderville, Marie Galvin, 
(front row) Demelza Morrissey, Denise Bourke, Breda Galwey and Jill Hannon

Castleisland Businesses To Host Their Autumn/Winter Fashion Show

September 24, 2015 at 10:34 am Comments are Disabled

A WHOLE host of Castleisland businesses are getting ready to host a very special event next month when they take part in the Autumn/Winter Fashion Show on Thursday October 8 in Nana Bea’s Coffee & Gift Shop. The details of the event were officially announced this week for the forthcoming show show […]

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Public’s Help Wanted In Compiling 1916 History Book

Public’s Help Wanted In Compiling 1916 History Book

September 24, 2015 at 10:30 am 1 comment

KERRY people’s involvement in the events leading up to and during the 1916 Rising is to be presented in a new book that is set to released next year to coincide with the State’s 1916 Centenary Commemorations. And the three co-editors working together on this project are looking for the public’s […]

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Former Tralee Resident To Showcase His Work In Siamsa Tíre

Former Tralee Resident To Showcase His Work In Siamsa Tíre

September 23, 2015 at 12:43 pm Comments are Disabled

  SIAMSA Tíre is to host the opening of an exhibition of paintings, drawings and different objects by the artist Antonio Julio López Castro on Friday September 25 at 6pm. The exhibition which is entitled ‘A Measure of Things’  is comprised of a number of projects that Antonio has worked on over the […]

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Kerry Winners On First Day At Ploughing Championships

September 23, 2015 at 11:21 am Comments are Disabled

A CAUSEWAY based company has recently emerged on top at the National Ploughing Championships, currently taking place in Laois, where it scooped two top awards in the area of technology and innovation. Elsewhere there were two Kerry winners in the ploughing events. Dairymaster’s ‘Swiftflo Commander’ took home the prestigious honour of […]

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St Vincent De Paul Branch To Hold Customer Appreciation Day Next Week

St Vincent De Paul Branch To Hold Customer Appreciation Day Next Week

September 22, 2015 at 4:39 pm Comments are Disabled

  ONE local charitable organisation will look to reward its customers for their support when they hold a special ‘Customer Appreciation Day’ on Thursday, October 1. The Tralee branch of the St Vincent De Paul (SVP) will hold the special event from 3pm-5pm where there will be music, refreshments and food […]

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Ardfert Farm Makes Shortlist For Prestigious National Quality Milk Awards

Ardfert Farm Makes Shortlist For Prestigious National Quality Milk Awards

September 22, 2015 at 11:21 am Comments are Disabled

  AN Ardfert dairy farm has had its high standards and hard work recognised after it made the shortlist for the National Dairy Council & Kerrygold Quality Milk Awards. Florence and Caitriona McCarthy from Banna East, who are representing the Lee Strand Co-Op, will compete in the finals of the awards, […]

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PHOTOS: Kerry Fans Post Great Pics On Social Media

PHOTOS: Kerry Fans Post Great Pics On Social Media

September 22, 2015 at 10:34 am Comments are Disabled

WELL, we might have lost the senior match but this certainly didn’t stop the Kerry fans posting some fantastic photos on social media on Sunday to show their support for both teams. Here’s a look at what you GAA fans were posting…   The green and gold was flying proudly on Sunday at […]

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Gardai Investigate Theft Of Vehicle From The Balloonagh Area

Gardai Investigate Theft Of Vehicle From The Balloonagh Area

September 21, 2015 at 8:20 pm Comments are Disabled

  GARDAÍ in Tralee are appealing for information after a vehicle was stolen from the Balloonagh in the early hours of this morning, September 21. The incident occurred between the hours of 6am and 7.30am when the white Toyota Corolla vehicle was stolen from outside a house in the area. The […]

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