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Funding Of Nearly €1.2m Announced For Kerry Airport

December 11, 2018 at 11:34 am 0 comments

FUNDING of €1,198,846.73 has been announced this morning for Kerry Airport towards operating expenses. This Government funding from the Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport will go towards the operating costs associated with providing essential services in the areas of safety and security and is in addition to a further over €1 […]

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Traders on Castle Street look forward to the Christmas shopping season.

SPONSORED: Castle Street Is A Fantastic Place To Shop And Dine This Christmas

December 6, 2018 at 1:53 pm 0 comments

WITH the festive season fast approaching the businesses of Castle Street, Tralee have come together to promote the street as a great place to shop and dine this Christmas. By supporting local business you are helping to support local jobs and your community, so this Christmas, why not visit Castle […]

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29/11/2018 Repro free: Jim Garvey,  Cliona Ekren and Kevin O'Connor  of Garveyís SuperValu Dingle, Kerry, Overall Winner SuperValu Off Licence of the Year at the Edward Dillon & Santa Rita Estates SuperValu Off Licence of the Year Awards pictured with (on the left) Tom Gaskin of Santa Rita Estates, Andy OíHara of Edward Dillon and Donagh McClafferty (RHS) of Musgrave Retail Partners IrelandPhoto:Andrew Downes,   XPOSURE

PHOTOS: Garvey’s Supervalu Store Wins At Off-Licence Of The Year Awards

December 6, 2018 at 9:40 am 0 comments

THE 26th annual Edward Dillon & Santa Rita Estates SuperValu Off Licence of the Year Awards took place last Thursday in the Galway Bay Hotel and Garvey’s Supervalu stores were well represented. The gala event was hosted by RTÉ’s Shay Byrne and saw Garvey’s SuperValu Dingle come away with one […]

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ViClarity staff all set for the 'Viathlon' challenge.

Tralee Company’s ‘Viathlon’ To Raise Funds For Homeless Facility

December 5, 2018 at 12:03 pm 1 comment

A LOCAL company is taking part in a special fundraising event over the next number of days in aid of Arlington Lodge. Tralee-based ViClarity kicked off their annual charity fundraiser on Tuesday in in aid of the homeless facility, part of the Novas group, which is located on Church Street […]

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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

December 4, 2018 at 9:18 am Comments are Disabled

THE most up to date statistics from the Residential Property Price Register shows that October was a very busy month for sales with 35 properties changing hands around Tralee, fetching a total of €4,348,550. The property that sold for the most in the Tralee environs in October was a house […]

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Tara Cunningham of Serenity Spa in The Rose Hotel pictured with Amanda Brunker at the Hi Style Awards.

Serenity Spa Wins Hi! Magazine Style Award

December 3, 2018 at 4:47 pm Comments are Disabled

SERENITY Spa at The Rose Hotel has once again added to its list of accolades at The Cointreau Hi Style Awards 2018 which took place on Saturday, November  24 at the Clayton Convention Centre, Cork. Serenity Spa at The Rose Hotel was awarded the coveted Most Stylish Bridal Spa award, beating significant competitors […]

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Just One New Car Registration In Kerry Last Month According To SIMI Figures

Just One New Car Registration In Kerry Last Month According To SIMI Figures

December 3, 2018 at 1:17 pm Comments are Disabled

THERE was just one new car sale in Kerry in November, compared to 14 sold in the same month last year, according to the latest official statistics released today by the Society of the Irish Motor Industry (SIMI). So far this year there were 2,658 new car sales in the first eleven months […]

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Connect Business Club Welcomes New Members To Meeting

Connect Business Club Welcomes New Members To Meeting

November 27, 2018 at 10:36 am Comments are Disabled

THE Connect Business Club is hosting a meeting tonight (Tuesday) in The Rose Hotel at 6.30pm. Host Brian Hurley will be speaking to three guests on the couch. He will be joined by Helen Burns, Action Coach, who will be giving tips on the five proven ways to business profits. […]

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23/11/2018: Pictured at the Kerry ETB opening of its new Kenmare Culinary Skills Centre in the Kenmare Further Education and Training Centre at Bell Heights, Kenmare, Co. Kerry on Friday were from left, Con O'Sullivan, Kerry ETB, Owen O'Donnell, Director of Further Education Kerry ETB, Shivaun Shanahan, Kerry ETB,  Minister Brendan Griffin who opened the centre, Simon Regan, Chief Instructor, Colm McEvoy, CEO, Kerry ETB and Chef Mike Foley. The State of the Art Culinary training facility provides facilities to deliver the Commis Chef Apprenticeship (QQI level 6) course in Kenmare.  As part of the course, the apprentices will spend 40% of their training in the training kitchen and 60% of their training on the job. 
Photo: Don MacMonagle

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Press Release
Launch of Kenmare Culinary Skills Centre
Kerry Education and Training Board (Kerry ETB) are delighted to announce the opening of its new Kenmare Culinary Skills Centre in the Kenmare Further Education and Training Centre, Bell Heights, Kenmare, Co. Kerry. The new facilities will be officially opened by the Minister of State at the Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport, Mr. Brendan Griffin, TD on Friday the 23rd of November at 12pm.
This State of the Art Culinary training facility based in the Kenmare Further Education and Training Centre provides the facilities in Kenmare for Kerry ETB to deliver the Commis Chef Apprenticeship (QQI level 6) course in Kenmare.  As part of the course, the apprentices will spend 40% of their training in the training kitchen and 60% of their training on the job. This apprenticeship model allows for the apprentice to transfer their skills from the training Kitchen directly to the workplace. On completion of the programme the apprentice will be awarded a QQI Level 6 Advanced Certificate in Culinary Arts.
This new facility will add to the suite of courses already offered by the Kenmare Further Education and Training Centre. Current provision includes plant Propagation and Plant Science, Early Childhood Care and Education, Healthcare Support and Tourism with Business. A full list of their courses can be accessed at www.fetch.ie
Commenting on the opening of the New Culinary Skills Centre, Mr. Colm Mc Evoy CEO of Kerry ETB stated “Kerry ETB provides a very comprehensive range of Further Education and Training programmes across the County.  The opening of this new Culinary Skills facility in Kenmare will help in ensuring that both learners and employers in this area of South Kerry have direct access to this modern culinary training facility locally.  I am confident that many learners who pursue apprenticeships, traineeships or other courses in this facility will progress to the workplace locally. The apprenticeship delivered from this facility will help in addressing skills gaps and job vacancies in this area, which is one of the premier tourist locations in Ireland.”
Owen O’Donnell, Director of Further Education in Kerry ETB stated “This marks a significant investment from Kerry ETB in the hospitality and culinary skills sector in Kenmare and also in the South Kerry Region.”  
Shivaun Shanahan, Adult Education Officer with Kerry ETB acknowledged that “while Kenmare Further Education Centre has an extensive Further Education and Training programmes, the opening of the Culinary Centre is a very positive development for Kerry ETB as our aim is to ensure Learners and Employers have access to our services locally.”
Speaking at the launch Minister Brendan Griffin said, “this culinary training centre is of enormous benefit to Kenmare and the wider South Kerry area in terms of providing training opportunities for people to take up fulltime all year round employment in the hospitality and tourism industry but also in terms of serving the needs and requirements of that industry in terms of meeting the skills shortages that are currently existing because of the unprecedented growth and success of tourism in Kerry where we have seen over 25 percent growth in visitor numbers during 2017 and 2018 which resulted in a  growth in revenue and employment.  I wish to congratulate Kerry ETB and all of their partners in this outstanding endeavour which literally will transform lives by giving people the opportunity to grow up live and work in their native place and make an enormous contribution to their communities through their employment and the provision of outstanding tourism service to all of our visitors
ENDS
For further information, please contact Marion O Toole at motoole@kerryetb.ie or 066 7121488/ 086 415 0637

Kerry ETB Opens New Facility In Kenmare

November 25, 2018 at 11:09 am 1 comment

KERRY Education and Training Board (Kerry ETB) have announced the opening of its new Kenmare Culinary Skills Centre in the Kenmare Further Education and Training Centre, Bell Heights, Kenmare. The new facilities were officially opened by the Minister of State at the Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport, Mr. Brendan […]

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Niall Nolan with one of the four Panasonic TVs to be won at Nolan's Garage on North Circular Road between now and January 5. Photo by Dermot Crean

SPONSORED: Spend A Tenner At Nolan’s And You Could Win A 49″ Panasonic TV

November 22, 2018 at 4:40 pm Comments are Disabled

THE good folks at Nolan’s Londis appreciate their customers and to show it they are having a fantastic Christmas TV giveaway between now and January 5. Customers who spend €10 or more on fuel or in the store on North Circular Road can enter a draw to win one of […]

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Cara Credit Union Art Competition winners at the Manor West Hotel on Thursday, November 15. Photo by Domnick Walsh

Cara Credit Union Presents €10,500 In Education Awards

November 22, 2018 at 10:25 am Comments are Disabled

SEVEN students were presented €1,500 each towards their third level studies on Saturday, November 10 at Cara Credit Union. Having received a great response to their education awards, a total of €10,500 were awarded to this year’s winners and Margaret Kellegher, daughter of the late Dan Kellegher presented cheques to […]

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Shaun O'Shea of Sigmar Recruitment.

Sigmar Launches Talent Hub In Tralee And Looks To Fill Positions

November 20, 2018 at 5:57 pm Comments are Disabled

TWENTY of the 60 jobs announced a few months ago in Sigmar Recruitment have been filled. The news comes as the company launched its European Talent Hub in Liber House, Monavalley, today. The jobs for the town were announced back in August following the company’s one billion-euro partnership with French giant Groupe […]

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People Wanted For Filming Of RTE TV Series At Cara Credit Union

People Wanted For Filming Of RTE TV Series At Cara Credit Union

November 14, 2018 at 3:49 pm Comments are Disabled

ALLEYCATS Films, a film production company based in Derry, are coming to Tralee to film an exciting new TV series based on credit union lending called “The Borrowers” set to air on RTE 1 in Spring 2019. “The Borrowers” will follow credit union members across Ireland as they apply for […]

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Ogie Moran ITT, AIB Tralee Branch Manager Stephen Stack, David Moran of Casey Stephenson, Barry O'Shea AIB, Ollie Mangan AIB, Kevin McCarthy of Garvey Group, Patrick McElligott of McElligott's Oakpark and Head of AIB Kerry Sean Healy at the AIB Lunchtime Economic Seminar at the Ashe Hotel on Tuesday. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: AIB’s Chief Economist Speaks In Tralee On ‘Economic Outlook In Uncertain Times’

November 14, 2018 at 10:19 am Comments are Disabled

BUSINESSPEOPLE in Tralee heard some interesting insights into what the economic future may hold at a special event organised by AIB on Tuesday. Taking place in The Ashe Hotel, AIB’s Chief Economist Oliver Mangan gave his ‘Economic Outlook In Uncertain Times’ talk to over 100 people who gathered for the […]

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Utilitywise Energy Cost Savings ‘Fit The Bill’ For Tralee Chamber Alliance Members

Utilitywise Energy Cost Savings ‘Fit The Bill’ For Tralee Chamber Alliance Members

November 13, 2018 at 9:48 am Comments are Disabled

MEMBERS of Tralee Chamber Alliance are set to benefit from a new partnership that will allow local businesses take control of their energy bills and potentially make monthly savings worth thousands of euro. Tralee Chamber Alliance has teamed-up with Utilitywise to help its members get the right deal and energy […]

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SPONSORED: Amazing ‘Pay As You Go’ Membership Deals At The Aqua Dome

November 10, 2018 at 9:30 am Comments are Disabled

WITH the dark nights of winter upon us for the next few months we can expect cold, wet and windy weather and our leisure options are now limited to indoors. The Aqua Dome is a Tralee institution and has been providing entertainment for nearly a quarter of a century for […]

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Des Horan accepts the keys of the new Kia Stanic from Cara Credit Union CEO Pa Laide. Also included is, from left;  Hannah Horan, Brand Ambassador for McEligott's David Moran, Emma O'Connor, Patrick McElligott of McElligott's, and Emma O'Connor. Photo by Dermot Crean

Des Presented With Keys Of New Car Thanks To Cara Credit Union

November 6, 2018 at 3:26 pm Comments are Disabled

A MAN from the Mitchels area is the latest winner of the Cara Credit Union’s Members Car Draw. Des Horan from Cloonmore, had his name picked out at their live members car draw on International Credit Union Day a few weeks ago. Des will drive away with a brand new 182 […]

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Launching the new Tralee Chamber Alliance vouchers system were, in front; Aidan Kelly, Paul Ruane and Ken Tobin of Tralee Chamber Alliance with, at back; Maeve Roger (CH Chemists), Anna Bunyan (Shaws), Peter Harty (CH Chemists), Mike Quinn (Shaws), Maria Guthrie (Shaws), Kevin McCarthy (Garvey's Supervalu) and Rebecca O'Connor (CH Chemists). Photo by Dermot Crean

Chamber Alliance Launches Vouchers Initiative To Boost Business In Town

November 5, 2018 at 2:13 pm 1 comment

VOUCHERS that may be redeemed exclusively in shops, hair and beauty salons, restaurants, cafés and hotels in Tralee have been launched to give the retail and tourism sectors in the town a potential economic boost of up to €300,000 in the first year. Tralee Chamber Alliance has devised the initiative […]

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Legal Briefs: Transferring The Family Farm

Legal Briefs: Transferring The Family Farm

November 3, 2018 at 10:38 am Comments are Disabled

The continued survival of a family farm depends on the smooth transfer from one generation to the next. And yet, you would be hard pushed to find a farming family in Ireland that hasn’t seen a quarrel over land and succession at some point. Alex Hoffman of Pierse McCarthy Lucey […]

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

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

November 2, 2018 at 10:48 am Comments are Disabled

THE most up to date statistics from the Residential Property Price Register shows that September was a very busy month for sales with 24 properties changing hands around Tralee, fetching a total of €3,388,260. The property that sold for the most in the Tralee environs in September was a house […]

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New Car Sales In Kerry Last Month Equal To Same Month In 2017

New Car Sales In Kerry Last Month Equal To Same Month In 2017

November 1, 2018 at 11:07 am Comments are Disabled

THERE were 29 new car sales in Kerry in October, exactly the same amount sold in the same month last year, according to the latest official statistics released today by the Society of the Irish Motor Industry (SIMI). So far this year there were 2,657 new car sales in the first ten months […]

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Chefs from the Munster region this week gathered for a special mentoring workshop at the Institute of Technology, Tralee to support the new Chef De Partie Apprenticeship Programme workshop, supported by Fáilte Ireland and other tourism industry bodies. Mark Murphy, Lecturer at Tralee IT is pictured giving a demonstration to the group of apprentice chefs.  Photography by  Gerard McCarthy 087 8537228

Mentoring For The Chefs Of Tomorrow At IT Tralee

October 26, 2018 at 1:11 pm Comments are Disabled

CHEFS from the Munster region this week gathered for a special mentoring workshop at the Institute of Technology, Tralee to support the new Chef De Partie Apprenticeship Programme workshop, supported by Fáilte Ireland and other tourism industry bodies. The workshop was held by Fáilte Ireland to assist existing industry mentors […]

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Legal Briefs: Shareholders Agreements Give A Voice To Minority Shareholders in SMEs

Legal Briefs: Shareholders Agreements Give A Voice To Minority Shareholders in SMEs

October 26, 2018 at 8:34 am Comments are Disabled

With Small & Medium Enterprises (SME) accounting for 99.8% of all Irish business, Alex Hoffman of Pierse McCarthy Lucey Solicitors explains what a shareholders’ agreement is and why you should have one… A shareholders’ agreement is essentially a contract between the shareholders of a company, the basic purpose of which […]

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Ballygarry House Hotel staff celebrate recent awards.

Ballygarry House Hotel Wins Munster Wedding Venue Of The Year Award

October 23, 2018 at 3:05 pm Comments are Disabled

BALLYGARRY House Hotel was a winner at the the 2018 National Hospitality Awards (NHA) held in the Shelbourne Hotel. The NHA awards are judged by industry professionals to a rigorous standard and Ballygarry House Hotel beat off some stellar competition to win Munster Wedding Venue of the Year. It was […]

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Fiona Leahy, Kerry LEO; Lisa O’Carroll, Kerry LEO; Nicola Lawless, Kerry Flyer; Michelle Keane, Mibeau Interiors; Liz Maher, Kerry Businesswomen’s Network; Diana McCarthy, NEWKD Home Maintenance Service

Kerry Entrepreneurs Attend National Women’s Enterprise Day Event

October 22, 2018 at 3:19 pm Comments are Disabled

FEMALE entrepreneurs from Kerry took part in Ireland’s largest National Women’s Enterprise Day on Thursday, October 18 when they attended their local event at Clayton Silver Springs Hotel in Tivoli, Cork City. An initiative of the Local Enterprise Offices, and now in its 12th year, over 1,400 female entrepreneurs attended […]

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Tara Ryan, Claire Kelly and special guest Mary O'Donnell  at the Customer Night and opening of The Nail Bar in Leahy's Pharmacy on Thursday. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Leahy’s Pharmacy Packed For Official Launch Of New Nail Bar

October 21, 2018 at 10:25 am Comments are Disabled

THERE was standing room only at Leahys Pharmacy Oakpark on Thursday for a special customer evening to launch their new Nail Bar. Guests enjoyed wine and delicious nibbles on arrival and Mary O’Donnell was on hand to to provide skincare advice. Leahy’s own nail technician Tara Ryan provided tips on nail care. The […]

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Cara Credit Union Gives And Receives Awards Galore

Cara Credit Union Gives And Receives Awards Galore

October 20, 2018 at 9:55 am Comments are Disabled

GIVE, and it will be given to you. This was certainly the case for Cara Credit Union over the past couple of days as they gave out loads of prizes and also won awards galore at two ceremonies. On Thursday, they joined more than 68,800 credit unions around the world […]

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Legal Briefs: Growth In Take-Up Of Office And Retail Space To Continue Into 2019

Legal Briefs: Growth In Take-Up Of Office And Retail Space To Continue Into 2019

October 19, 2018 at 10:00 am Comments are Disabled

Alex Hoffman, the newly appointed Associate Solicitor at Pierse McCarthy Lucey Solicitors, Ashe Street Tralee, says that as the economy recovers and the regional commercial property market gets back to its feet, take-up of office and retail space in urban areas is expected to continue into 2019 and beyond. Here […]

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Grace O'Donnell, Catherine White and Mary Griffin at the Connect Kerry Business Breakfast at Croí Restaurant to celebrate National Women's Enterprise Day. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Connect Kerry Breakfast To Mark Women’s Enterprise Day

October 18, 2018 at 4:28 pm Comments are Disabled

A SPECIAL event was held on Thursday morning to mark National Women’s Enterprise Day at Croí Restaurant. Organised by Connect Kerry’s Margaret Kissane, the event consisted of a delicious breakfast, followed by a number of guest speakers. They included Dr Mary McCaffrey who spoke on the topic of ‘Healthy Body, […]

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SPONSORED: The Nail Bar @ Leahy’s Pharmacy Oakpark To Launch This Week

October 16, 2018 at 7:43 pm Comments are Disabled

LEAHY’S Pharmacy in Oakpark will be very busy on Thursday evening for a special customer evening for the official launch their new nail bar. Owner of Leahys Pharmacy Oakpark, Claire (Cronin) Kelly, has organised a very special night which will bring Tralee’s own beauty guru Mary O’Donnell to the pharmacy […]

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