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Making sure Kerry tourism businesses are prepared to capitalise fully on an expected upswing in social media searches was the purpose of a Fáilte Ireland workshop which was held in the Brehon Hotel, Killarney. The workshop was held ahead of an up-coming Tourism Ireland social media initiative with popular holiday booking website, TripAdvisor. At the event were from left,Majella Milward, The Ashe Hotel, Tralee, Finola O’Mahony, Tourism Ireland Europe and Marie Galvin, Ballygarry Hotel, Tralee.Photo:Valerie O’Sullivan/FREE PIC***

PHOTOS: Tralee Hotels Represented At Workshop On WAW Tourism Initiative

February 22, 2018 at 4:35 pm 0 comments

REPRESENTATIVES from Tralee hotels and businesses were among those who attended a workshop on Tuesday on how to capitalise on an upcoming social media initiative which will see Kerry promoted on different platforms. Making sure tourism businesses are prepared to capitalise fully on an expected upswing in social media searches […]

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Nathan McDonnell at the revamped cafe at Tralee Bay Wetlands. Photo by Dermot Crean

Ballyseedy Breathes New Life Into Tralee Bay Wetlands

February 21, 2018 at 8:02 pm 0 comments

IF you’ve been to the Wetlands in the past couple of months you might have seen some exciting new changes. Back in early December, Ballyseedy Home & Garden Centre branched out and took over the lease for the cafe/restaurant at Tralee Bay Wetlands. The result is a revamp in decor […]

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Kerry Has Second-Lowest Pub To Population Ratios In Country

February 15, 2018 at 1:06 pm Comments are Disabled

A NEW study by AIB has revealed Kerry has the second lowest pub to population ratio in the country. The AIB 2018 Pubs Outlook was a 26 county study and looked at a number of issues affecting the pub trade in Ireland. It found that Kerry has 435 pubs which is […]

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At the Tralee Credit Union AGM last night in The Rose Hotel were; Front Row from left;
Sean Roche, John O’Connor, Tom Lawlor, Aoife Lynch, John Welch. Back Row: Michael O’Sullivan, Eddie Enright, Richard Bono, Caroline Sugrue, Pa Laide, Una Glazier-Farmer, Danny Kerins. Photo by Dermot Crean

Help Celebrate Tralee Credit Union’s 50th Anniversary This Sunday

February 13, 2018 at 3:03 pm Comments are Disabled

THIS Sunday is exactly 50 years to the date Tralee Credit Union first opened its doors to members an the Union is marking it that day with a celebration at St John’s Church. On Sunday, February 18, 1968 at the T.C.L.S. Building in Day Place, Tralee, beside the Dominican Church, […]

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Stobart Air To Deploy Bigger Aircraft To Fly Kerry-Dublin Route

Stobart Air To Deploy Bigger Aircraft To Fly Kerry-Dublin Route

February 13, 2018 at 1:58 pm Comments are Disabled

STOBART Air will aim to increase passengers on its Kerry-Dublin route by up to 50 percent as it signed a new PSO contract for the flights to and from the capital, which will see the company use a bigger aircraft. The airline, which has operated the route since 2015, will […]

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Decision On New Bar, Restaurant And Guesthouse In Town Centre Due This Month

Decision On New Bar, Restaurant And Guesthouse In Town Centre Due This Month

February 13, 2018 at 9:25 am Comments are Disabled

KERRY County Council is to make a decision on a planning application for the construction of a new bar, restaurant and guesthouse in the town centre later this month. Roscar Properties Ltd want to build the new premises at the site of Sol Travel, the old Bridge Inn) and Minstrels […]

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Guests and speaker at the Sam McCauley Health and Wellbeing evening at the Manor West Hotel on Thursday. Front from left; Mary Byrne, Dr Mary McCaffrey and Dr Corinne Evans. Back from left; Dr Louis Keary of the Bon Secours Hospital, Clair McEvoy, Brian Kearney, Tracey Stack and Christine Foley all from Sam McCauley's. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: An Informative Evening At Women’s Health Event In Manor West Hotel

February 9, 2018 at 12:52 pm Comments are Disabled

THERE was another large turnout for the Women’s Health And Well-Being event in the Manor West Hotel last night. The free event, organised by Sam McCauley’s Chemists for the second year in a row, saw a number of speakers including former X-Factor contestant and Celebrity Operation Transformation participant, Mary Byrne and experts […]

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At the raising of the Purple Flag at Tralee Municipal District Offices on Thursday morning were Mayor of Tralee Norma Foley,  Co-ordinator of Purple Flag campaign for TCA David Scott, Ken Tobin of HQ Tralee and Tralee Chamber Alliance, Sergeant Tim O'Keeffe and #LoveTralee mascot. Photo by Dermot Crean

Tralee’s Purple Flag Raised At Municipal District Offices

February 8, 2018 at 12:45 pm 2 comments

TRALEE’S Purple Flag – which recognises the quality of the night-time experience in the town – was raised this morning at the Tralee Municipal District Offices at Prince’s Quay. The flag, which was presented to the town at an awards ceremony in Norwich in November was flown by the Mayor […]

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Three Kerry Properties Going To Online Auction

Three Kerry Properties Going To Online Auction

February 7, 2018 at 10:40 am Comments are Disabled

THERE are three Kerry properties going to auction at the next BidX1 event this month. The online auction takes place on February 22/23 and sees properties in Castleisland, Ventry and Asdee up for sale. Continued below… Out in west Kerry, a detached, two-storey, four bedroom house, is up for sale […]

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Launching the upcoming PROBUS event in May were, from left; Billy Myles, Brendan Dinneen, Liam Sayers (President PROBUS 1997 Club), John Murphy and Peter Kelly.

Boost For Tralee As Over 650 To Visit For PROBUS Weekend Event In May

February 6, 2018 at 12:42 pm Comments are Disabled

UP to 650 people from all over the island of Ireland will descend on Tralee early in the summer to attend the annual PROBUS All Ireland Rally at the Brandon Conference Centre from May 15 to 17. PROBUS 1997 Club Tralee, who are organising the event, have launched a sponsorship […]

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Pictured from L to R … Marie Lynch (ENERCON), Mary Claire Rennick (CCF), Mark Griffin (ENERCON), Gerard O’Donoghue (ENERCON) & Siobhan Flahive (ENERCON). Photo by Tom O’Donoghue Kingdom Photography

Company At Kerry Tech Park Raises Funds For Childhood Cancer Foundation

February 6, 2018 at 10:42 am Comments are Disabled

A COMPANY at Kerry Technology Park has raised funds for a great cause through events held by employees in the past year. Mary Claire Rennick from the Childhood Cancer Foundation was presented with a cheque of €750 by Mark Griffin of ENERCON Windfarm Services Ireland on Monday. The Childhood Cancer […]

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Pictured at the launch of the Cantillon Conference 2018 at FEXCO HQ in Killorglin, Co. Kerry: Denis McCarthy, CEO, FEXCO; Bríd McElligott, Vice President - Research, Development and External Engagement, Institute of Technology Tralee; Dr Oliver Murphy, President, Institute of Technology Tralee and Eleanor Daly General Counsel at FEXCO. The Institute of Technology Tralee will host the Cantillon Conference 2018, in association with FEXCO, on Thursday 8th March in the Rose Hotel, Tralee. This hugely successful annual event brings together a host of national and international industry leaders, economists, journalists, academics and entrepreneurs each year to discuss key fintech topics.


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PRESS INFO -- Cantillon Conference 2018 to focus on the Fintech impact of BrexitTuesday 6th February, Co. Kerry - The Institute of Technology Tralee will host the Cantillon Conference 2018, in association with FEXCO, on Thursday 8th March in the Rose Hotel, Tralee. This hugely successful annual event brings together a host of national and international industry leaders, economists, journalists, academics and entrepreneurs each year to discuss key fintech topics.This year’s conference will focus on the theme BrexTech – Navigating New Borders. A host of prominent speakers will examine the effect of digital borders that will be created as a result of Brexit, and examine how Irish business leaders can leverage new and emerging technologies to overcome these barriers. The conference will explore existing and future challenges that will change the way we trade, pay, transact, communicate and prepare for the future global economic landscape.Launching the event, President of IT Tralee Dr. Oliver Murphy said:‘The IT Tralee Cantillon Conference, which is sponsored by our partners at FEXCO, provides a forum for fresh thinking that continues to foster fintech innovation and growth across the southwest region.  With its mix of public, private and state representatives, the Cantillon Conference is a truly unique event that will examine and debate the best research, development and business solutions to turn the challenge of digital borders created by Brexit into opportunity.’MC’d by science and technology broadcaster Johnathan McCrea, Cantillon 2018 will welcome industry experts from companies including SAP, FEXCO, Goldman Sachs, Finukan Labs, EY, Mason Hayes & Curran, ViClarity and Colombia University, to lead discussion on the effect of Brexit on cashless payments. The conference will focus on three discussion strands; •	TradeTech, trading technology, cashless payments and digital business model innovations•	RegTech, GDPR, compliance and regulation technologies•	OptTech, optimising for the future through artificial intelligence, acquiring the skills, scoping new fintech strategies, cyber security, data mining and moreDenis McCarthy, CEO of FEXCO said:“FEXCO is delighted to return once again as the sponsor of Cantillon 2018. The UK’s exit from the European Union will undoubtedly have knock-on effects which will alter the European fintech industry. This year’s conference will welcome some of the best minds in the industry to tackle and debate a topic of both uncertainty and great importance for our industry and economy.”In recognition of the legacy of innovation and entrepreneurship that exists in Kerry and across the South West Region, the conference is named in honour of Ballyheigue native Richard Cantillon, an 18th-century banker, credited with the origin of the term entrepreneur and a pioneering economist.To purchase tickets for this event and for more information visit www.cantillon.ie._______________________________________________________Photo Details: Pictured at the launch of the Cantillon Conference 2018 at FEXCO HQ in Killorglin, Co. Kerry: Denis McCarthy, CEO, FEXCO; Bríd McElligott, Vice President - Research, Development and External Engagement, Institute of Technology Tralee; Dr Oliver Murphy, President, Institute of Technology Tralee and Eleanor Daly General Counsel at FEXCO.

Focus On Brexit At Cantillon Conference 2018

February 5, 2018 at 2:00 pm Comments are Disabled

THE Institute of Technology Tralee will host the Cantillon Conference 2018, in association with FEXCO, on Thursday, March 8, in the Rose Hotel, Tralee. This hugely successful annual event brings together a host of national and international industry leaders, economists, journalists, academics and entrepreneurs each year to discuss key fintech […]

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

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

February 5, 2018 at 10:36 am Comments are Disabled

THE most up to date statistics from the Residential Property Price Register shows that December was another very good month for sales of houses and apartment in the Tralee area. There were 35 properties sold, fetching a total of €4,809,188. The house that sold for the most in Tralee in […]

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Tralee Man To Compete In National Chefs Cup Competition

Tralee Man To Compete In National Chefs Cup Competition

February 2, 2018 at 12:13 pm Comments are Disabled

A TRALEE native will compete in the Aramark’s National Chef’s Cup to take place next Tuesday. Michael Hannafin been shortlisted to compete at the the event in CityWest, Dublin. Aramark is one of Ireland’s premier food companies – if you’ve ever visited Dundrum Shopping Centre, Croke Park or the Guinness Storehouse […]

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Fund Set Up To Help Social Enterprises In Kerry

Fund Set Up To Help Social Enterprises In Kerry

January 30, 2018 at 9:40 am Comments are Disabled

A NEW €1.6m fund to support social enterprises in Ireland has been established by Social Innovation Ireland (SIFI), in partnership with Kerry County Council and all 31 Local Authorities across Ireland. Social enterprises are organisations whose mission is to have a positive effect on society. They generate revenue through their […]

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Tralee Businesses Win At Irish Wedding Awards 2018

Tralee Businesses Win At Irish Wedding Awards 2018

January 29, 2018 at 9:54 am 1 comment

TRALEE businesses were among the winners at the Irish Wedding Awards 2018 which took place at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Dublin last night. The awards, organised by Creative Oceanic, celebrate the hard work of the best professionals and establishments in the Irish wedding industry. Thousands of nominations were received […]

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Colm Cooper And Joe O’Connor To Speak At Health And Wellbeing Event

Colm Cooper And Joe O’Connor To Speak At Health And Wellbeing Event

January 26, 2018 at 2:42 pm Comments are Disabled

AIB Tralee, in association with Tralee Chamber Alliance, are holding a Health & Wellbeing event in The Ashe Hotel next week with two great speakers lined up. On Thursday, February 1, Joe O’Connor of Nisus Fitness and creator of Ireland’s Fittest Family, and Kerry Person of the Year Colm “Gooch” Cooper […]

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Record Numbers Travelled On Kerry Dublin Rail Line Last Year

January 25, 2018 at 2:27 pm Comments are Disabled

A TOTAL of 619,000 passenger journeys were recorded on the Dublin to Kerry rail line in 2017, the highest figures ever recorded on the route.  This represents a 4.1% increase on 2016. Iarnród Eireann has attributed economic improvements, greater numbers of people in employment, and record tourist numbers visiting the […]

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Aldi at John Joe Sheehy Road.

Aldi Has Plans To Extend Premises At John Joe Sheehy Road

January 25, 2018 at 10:46 am Comments are Disabled

GERMAN supermarket giant, Aldi, intends to apply to Kerry County Council for planning permission to extend their premises at John Joe Sheehy Road. The development will consist of a single storey extension of 264 square metres to the eastern elevation of the existing store for use as retail floorspace and […]

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Mike McDonnell, Woodlands Caravan Park, Simone Langemann, Independent Tourist Consultant to Kerry County Council, Aisling Foley, The Rose Hotel, Monika Wörmann, Tourism Ireland, Sean McDaid, Do Dublin & Noel Ryan, Kerry Airport.

Tralee Well Represented At Destination Kerry Stand At German Fair

January 25, 2018 at 10:30 am Comments are Disabled

KERRY products were in high demand at CMT – Europe’s largest consumer travel fair – in Stuttgart last week and Tralee was well represented. A Kerry County Council/Destination Kerry initiative saw Kerry showcasing its tourism products and activities with other Irish destinations at the Ireland Stand at the nine-day event. […]

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Tralee Hotels Feature In TripAdvisor Travellers Choice Awards 2018

Tralee Hotels Feature In TripAdvisor Travellers Choice Awards 2018

January 24, 2018 at 10:03 am Comments are Disabled

THREE Tralee hotels have featured in the TripAdvisor Travellers Choice Awards 2018 announced this week. Ballygarry House Hotel & Spa has been listed  at No.5 in the Best Hotels in Ireland category with Manor West Hotel at No.24. The Ashe Hotel was listed at N0.10 in the Best Bargain category. Ballygarry […]

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An Bord Pleanála Grants Permission For Betting Shop On Pembroke Street

An Bord Pleanála Grants Permission For Betting Shop On Pembroke Street

January 23, 2018 at 1:05 pm Comments are Disabled

AN Bord Pleanála has granted planning permission for a new bookmakers next to The Greyhound Bar on Pembroke Street. Bar One Racing, who don’t have an presence in town yet, was granted permission last year, but this was appealed by three parties to An Bord Pleanála. However, in a judgement […]

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Picture shows from left at the launch of the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year™ 2018 was Anne Heraty, Chairperson of the judging panel; and  Kevin McLoughlin, Partner, EY. The nomination window for this year’s programme is open until February 16th.Pic:Naoise Culhane-no fee

Kerry Businesspeople Urged To Enter EY Entrepreneur Of The Year Competition

January 21, 2018 at 9:48 am Comments are Disabled

NOW in its 21st Year, the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year 2018 programme has officially opened for nominations from Kerry. The theme of this year’s programme is “Ambition” and all sectors and businesses of all sizes are invited to submit their nominations until  February 16. The 24 finalists for 2018 will be […]

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Tralee Company To Expand With New Jobs On The Way

Tralee Company To Expand With New Jobs On The Way

January 20, 2018 at 11:31 am Comments are Disabled

A TRALEE company is to expand its operations and will create seven new jobs to add to the workforce of 60. BioAtlantis, based in Clash Industrial Estate, operates in the biostimulant and nutraceutical sectors and will advertise new positions in the areas of chemistry, biology and sales. The company, founded […]

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Some of the Kerry nominees in the Irish Wedding Awards 2018. Clockwise from top left; Ciara O'Donnell, Maureen and Frances McCarthy from Brush n Blush, Maura Sheehy and Carol Kennelly.

Number Of Tralee Businesses Shortlisted For Irish Wedding Awards 2018

January 18, 2018 at 10:46 am Comments are Disabled

A NUMBER of Tralee-based businesses are in the running for the Irish Wedding Awards 2018 which takes place later this month. The awards, organised by Creative Oceanic, celebrate the hard work of the best professionals and establishments in the Irish wedding industry. Thousands of nominations were received from the public […]

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Picture shows from left to right Darren Brady, Commis Chef Apprentice, the Redbank; Terry McCoy, proprietor,  the Redbank;  Agnieszka Niedzielak, Commis Chef apprentice, Jurys Inn Christchurch; and Darina Brennan, Executive Chef, Dalata Hotel Group at the launch of the National Commis Chef Apprenticeship Programme. The industry-led programme, the only one of its kind in the country, provides aspiring chefs with the opportunity to “earn and learn”. It is supported by the Irish Hotels Federation, the Restaurants Association of Ireland, Fáilte Ireland, Education Training Boards and SOLAS.Pic:Naoise Culhane-no fee

Kerry ETB Launches New National Commis Chef Apprenticeship Programme

January 17, 2018 at 12:24 pm Comments are Disabled

KERRY Education and Training Board has announced the rollout of the National Commis Chef Apprenticeship Programme in the county this February. The Programme will provide aspiring chefs across Ireland with a two–year formal education and training programme that will kick-start their careers as professional chefs.   The Apprenticeship is two […]

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Niall Wins Best Start-Up At IBYE Midwest Finals

Niall Wins Best Start-Up At IBYE Midwest Finals

January 17, 2018 at 9:57 am Comments are Disabled

NIALL Harty of Harty Nutrition Ltd. won the Best Start Up Business category at the Midwest Finals of the Ireland’s Best Young Entrepreneur (IBYE) competition on Tuesday with his Origin Clean Protein Bars business. The business which operates out of Firies was the only Kerry winner at the awards which […]

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Ogie Sheehy presenting the cheque to members of The Bon Secours Hospital Tralee.

Tralee Company Makes Donations After ‘Tour de ViClarity’ Fundraiser

January 8, 2018 at 11:43 am Comments are Disabled

BOTH Kerry Cancer Support and the Bon Secours Tralee Sudan Appeal received donations from a Tralee company recently. ViClarity staff crossed the finish line during their “Tour de ViClarity” fundraiser which had them taking turns on the office exercise bike to keep it moving continuously for the full 40 hour […]

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Businesses Can Get €2,500 Vouchers For Online Trading

Businesses Can Get €2,500 Vouchers For Online Trading

January 4, 2018 at 12:28 pm Comments are Disabled

TRADING online vouchers to the value of €2,500 — which can be used for upgrading of e-commerce websites, buying online advertising from such websites as TraleeToday.ie and other uses — are still available to support small Irish businesses to enhance their online trading presence. A free information session will be held later this month which […]

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The Christmas lights at the Ashe Memorial Hall. Photo by Dermot Crean

What The IBAL Judges Said About Parts Of Tralee Surveyed

January 4, 2018 at 11:14 am 1 comment

AS we told you yesterday, Tralee came 31st out of 40 towns / cities in the latest Irish Business Against Litter survey. The town is still deemed to be ‘Moderately Littered’ as improved by just two places from their 33rd placing in September. An Taisce judges had good things to say […]

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