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Ballymac Man Wins Ford Focus In Credit Union Draw

Ballymac Man Wins Ford Focus In Credit Union Draw

April 20, 2017 at 11:51 am 0 comments

A BALLYMAC man picked up a new Ford Focus thanks to Tralee Credit Union this morning. Ned Barnes and his wife Shelia are the latest winners in Tralee Credit Union’s Members Car Draw, which took place last Thursday in the Tralee Office. Collecting the car today from Stephen Benner of Kerry Motor […]

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Tomas Hayes (Kerry Local Enterprise Office) Jerry Moloney (Enterprise Ireland) Anne Looney (Tralee IT) Francis Fitzgibbon (CEO StoryStock) Brid Mc Elligott (Tralee IT) Shane O Connor (StoryStock) Pierre Leveque (StoryStock) Kieran Murphy (StoryStock) Tadhg Flemming (StoryStock).

Tralee Company Receives Funding From Enterprise Ireland’s Competitive Start Programme

April 18, 2017 at 11:21 am Comments are Disabled

StoryStock.com, a media tech company based in the Tom Crean Centre in the Kerry Technology Park, has been selected as one of only 15 companies nationally from 250 for the Competitive Start Funding programme operated by Enterprise Ireland. StoryStock fended off tough competition from around the Island of Ireland to […]

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Top Line up for Women in Media event.

Top Line-up For Women In Media Event This Month

April 13, 2017 at 1:27 pm Comments are Disabled

WOMEN in Media, the annual celebration of the most influential women working in the public eye, is set to take place again at Kilcooly’s Country House Hotel, Ballybunion, from April 21 to 23. Women in Media is in its fifth year and aims to provide a forum for women to […]

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Niall Harty, Colm Cooper, Tom O'Connor and Joe Shanahan at AIB Tralee on Wednesday. Photo by Lisa O'Mahony.

Niall Sets The Bar High For AIB Startup Academy Competition

April 13, 2017 at 11:08 am Comments are Disabled

A TRALEE resident has made it to the final 14 in the AIB Start Up Academy Competition with his innovative product. Over 700 hopefuls were whittled down to just 14 finalists, who will compete for a wide range of prizes from AIB in the Light House Cinema in Smithfield, Dublin, on Thursday, April […]

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Tesco Stores In Kerry Raise €4,250 For Temple Street

Tesco Stores In Kerry Raise €4,250 For Temple Street

April 11, 2017 at 2:02 pm Comments are Disabled

  TESCO stores in Kerry alone raised over €4,250 to support the little heroes of Temple Street last Friday. Over €130,000 was raised by Tesco stores across the country  in support of Temple Street’s Great Irish Bake. Tesco colleagues and customers baked, bought, ate and sold an abundance of culinary creations […]

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Pictured at the announcement of the consultants who will draw up the master-plan for the former Denny site, l-r: Aidan Healy (Director, Reddy A+U), Moira Murrell (Chief Executive, Kerry County Council), Mayor of Tralee Cllr Terry O’Brien, Mike Scannell (Tralee Municipal District Manager), Rob Keane (Design Team Leader, Reddy A+U).

Consultant Appointed To Draw Up Plan For Denny Site

April 11, 2017 at 9:43 am 1 comment

  THE rejuvenation of Tralee Town Centre West and the former Denny bacon factory at the Island of Geese in Tralee has taken another step forward with the appointment of consultants to draw up a master-plan for the 2.3 acre site. Reddy Architecture + Urbanism have been tasked with identifying options […]

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Kerry GAA star Johnny Buckley helps Fiona Higgins cut the tape cheered on by well-wishers at the opening of World Of Tiles on Saturday. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: World Of Tiles Opens At The Mile Height

April 10, 2017 at 1:55 pm Comments are Disabled

THERE was a stream of people all day at the opening of the new World of Tiles store at the Mile Height on Saturday. Kerry GAA star Johnny Buckley was there to help do the honours and draw the winners of a raffle for €500 worth of tiles. The Dr […]

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As part of their Winter schedule of free events and activities, Manor West Shopping Centre and Retail Park are organising a “Family Funday” . pictured on the day were - mickey and minnie mouse 
Photo By Domnick Walsh © Eye Focus LTD - www.dwalshphoto.ieTralee Co Kerry Ireland Mobile Phone : 00353 87 26 72 033 Land Line : 00 353 66 71 22 981 E/mail : info@dwalshphoto.ie WEB Site :  www.dwalshphoto.ie PRESS INFO -- Fun For All The Family At Manor West-Animal Roadshow to arrive in centre on Saturday 5th November-As part of their Winter schedule of free events and activities, Manor West Shopping Centre and Retail Park are organising a “Family Funday” on Saturday 5th November from 12 noon.  The day will feature lots of fun things to do for kids of all ages, the highlight of which will be “The Animal Roadshow” and will on site from 1pm.The Animal Roadshow, will host a mini zoo in the centre with a range of different types of animals including Snakes, Lizard, Tortoises, Rabbits, Guinea pigs, an Owl and lots of creepy crawlies that are still hanging around after the Halloween celebrations, such as slimey snails, tickley spiders, scorpions and other teeney insects! There will also be an animal arts and crafts area where kids can draw, make and colour their favourite animals and bring their works of art home with them.Speaking about the event Derek Rusk, Centre Manager said, “At Manor West, family is very important to us. We really enjoy organising these types of events and seeing all the visitors to the centre enjoying a fun filled family day out. I think I might be even more excited about the mini zoo than some of the kids will be!”Kingdom Party Pals will be there on the day with Minnie and Mickey Mouse as well as Anna and Elsa among others, so don’t forget to take a picture and share it on the Manor West Facebook page. There will also be face painters, balloon modeller and ‘Tony Wonder The Magician’ with magic skills and illusions that will amaze visitors.For more information on Manor West Shopping Centre and Retail Park and upcoming events please visit www.manorwest.ie or find them on Facebook and Twitter.

Tea Party And Animal Roadshow Returns To Manor West This Easter

April 6, 2017 at 10:06 am Comments are Disabled

THERE’LL be plenty of Easter Family Fun Day At Manor West as the Animal Roadshow and Mad Hatter’s Tea Party will take place in the centre on Saturday, April 15 from 12-5pm. The day will feature lots of fun things to do for turning a shopping trip into a family day out […]

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Kerry GAA Star To Open World Of Tiles This Saturday

April 6, 2017 at 10:03 am Comments are Disabled

THE new World Of Tiles showroom will open this Saturday with the creation of five new jobs. Everyone is invited to celebrate the opening day from 11am – 2pm at unit 2, The Mile Height, Tralee. World of Tiles Tralee is the fourth branch to open in the country with other […]

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Repro Free -- Tralee based, Premier Financial Services wins top award - Premier Financial Services staff pictured - From left
Philip Sicat, Anne Corkery, Mark Corkery, Eoin Liston, John Reen, Denis Murphy, Elaine Hennessy and Colette Clohessy. 
Kerry win in Croke Park!

Tralee based, Premier Financial Services, won the prestigious LPI Best Investment Broker in Ireland Award at the annual Life, Pensions and Investment Industry Awards in Croke Park. Photographed from left are : 

Tralee based financial services consultancy, Premier Financial Services, has won the industry’s top accolade, after being awarded the prestigious LPI Best Investment Broker in Ireland Award at the annual Life, Pensions and Investment Industry Awards in the Croke Park Stadium, Dublin, last week (23rd March). Over 530 financial services professionals attended the LPI Awards Gala, a celebratory night to recognise and commend those at the forefront of their industry. Premier Financial Services’ win is in recognition of their excellence, professionalism and dedication in providing their client base with the best investment consultancy and advice in Ireland today. For more information visit www.premierfinancial.ie. Telephone: 066 718 5723 or email: info@premierfinancial.ie

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Tralee Financial Services Firm Celebrates A Win In Croke Park

April 5, 2017 at 9:44 am Comments are Disabled

A TRALEE-BASED financial services consultancy, Premier Financial Services, has won the industry’s top accolade, after being awarded the prestigious LPI Best Investment Broker in Ireland Award at the annual Life, Pensions and Investment Industry Awards in the Croke Park Stadium, Dublin, recently. Over 530 financial services professionals attended the LPI Awards […]

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Kerry team trainer Eamonn Fitzmaurice and footbaler James O'Donoghue took time out from training this week for one big push for the Kerry Expo which takes place in the INEC, Killarney on Sunday next April 9th.
The Kerry EXPO It is one of the largest business gatherings in the county where SME’s, Entrepreneurs, Large Industry, State & Semi State bodies meet in a social, fun and interactive environment which will attract people to come and work in Kerry.
Photo shows Kerry trainer, Eamonn Fitzmaurice,  Kerry footballer James O'Donoghue with Karie Larkin, Astellas Killorglin and Sinead Delaney, Enercon with an old Ford Car at the Kerry EXPO push at Fitzgerald Stadium this week.
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furthe information: liz.maher@kerryexpo.ie 

PRESS RELEASE: 
Kerry kicks off a very different type of celebration this year and this festive style business event has something for everyone! The Kerry EXPO takes place on April 9th in the INEC and the entire event promises fun, activity and a stellar line up of family entertainment.  Over 130 businesses will exhibit and the entertainment programme includes, 9ft Robot Ted, Storm Troopers, 6ft Robot Bumble Bee, Magic Shows, The Tall Gent, Drum dancing, Active Kingdom’s drop Zone and red ball wipe out and that’s just the start.

In a bid to stimulate interest and advancement in STEM projects, Kerry based companies and organisations have actively taken steps to encourage children to participate in fun and interactive STEM based workshops. Kids can avail of 3 different programmes, The Wacky Science Pod hosted by Astellas, Designer minds –Engineering & Sphero Robot Race and Circus Workshops with Malachy Kelly. Astellas are offering a €500 School Prize fund and prize of a “Class Trip” to the company in Killorglin and an individual “Student Prize of €50” The competitions will be held at the EXPO on April 9th and registration for workshops is advisable for more details go to Kerryexpo.ie

Meanwhile in the lead up to the event , the EXPO supporting partners and sponsors together Spin South West are offering Secondary Students, an opportunity to win a €500 prize for the winner of the “Why Kerry” story. Secondary students are asked to take a 30sec video of what they most love about living in Kerry and with parental permission, post their video to public youtube and submit the link with their contact details to info@kerryexpo.ie. The winner will be announced at the EXPO.

The GAA’s  Scoretactix on the mini indoor Astro Turf pitch will no doubt attract budding Kerry players. Kids and teenagers will be challenged to score against top goal keepers in a test of skill. GAA have promised lots of prizes and giveaways so don’t be late!

Meanwhile Moms, Dads and grandparents can check out the vintage cars & tractor, or get some tips from the Supervalu Cooking demos and savour some food tastings from the food academy and tipple or two from Celtic Whiskey bar and ladder. The Bon Secours Hospital is offering an amazing list of Free Health checks and will have qualified staff at hand throughout the day. But let’s not forget about the fashion!. Yep it’s a fashion throwback, taking styles and looks from the Vintage and Hollywood era. This show is more performance than runway and features clothing & accessories from Goose, Formerly Yours, Karyn Moriarty, Rebeka Wall, Cathy Troth and sponsor - House of Weddings, Tralee.

The EXPO showcases business, sport, lifestyle, entertainment and recruitment across the entire county. Major industries in collaboration with sponsoring bodies and the sporting industry are set to drive the message, that Kerry is open for business and this county offers an unbeatable life style coupled with career advancement and low cost of living. Collaborative efforts from diverse sectors means, there’s no doubt that Kerry has the ability to steer its own economic growth engine and we are entering into an era of confidence and upturn.

Organiser’s of the Kerry EXPO say the goal here is to highlight the county’s many social and commercial offerings. It is designed to allow companies of all sizes to integrate, while at the same time connect and engage with the Kerry community in a fun and interactive environment. Corporations, industries and organisations across Kerry have collaborated with the GAA and IFA to raise awareness with regards to the social and commercial aspects of the county, in a bid to repopulate both the playing fields and the vacant job positions. The promotion of Kerry as the place to live, work and study is very much showcased as employers and exhibiting organisations believe that Kerry, above other counties, is blessed with both quality of life,  career opportunities and low cost of living. Pressure is mounting to attract trade, investment, employment and suitable individuals to fill job vacancies, as these are identified as the key drivers of growth, particularly in rural Kerry.

Director of Kerry EXPO, Liz Maher says that “Events like this are extremely costly both from a financial and resource commitment. The support extended by the management team, supporting partners and financial sponsors and sponsors in kind, has been truly amazing. Together major companies, organisations and institutions have contributed greatly, allowing us to bring a day of celebration to Kerry, while at the same time keeping costs at affordable levels for smaller businesses. Contributions & sponsorship has facilitated inclusion and support for small and start-up companies and allowed them to contribute to the greater business community. Even in a time when most large companies are expanding their own horizons they have been generous with both their time and commitment. We are delighted with the collaborative efforts made by all concerned and all have been extremely accommodating and engaging in every aspect of the event. Equally we are extremely lucky to have companies that have a willingness to give back to their community and strong organisations and institutions that are willing to collaborate, sponsor & indeed support an event like the EXPO”. For registration and further details go to: kerryexpo.ie
Further Details: Contact…… Liz Maher 087 950 5998

Kerry EXPO Set To Attract Thousands To INEC This Sunday

April 5, 2017 at 9:21 am Comments are Disabled

A BUSINESS event with a great family entertainment element featuring something for everyone takes place this Sunday and huge crowds are expected to attend. The Kerry EXPO takes place on April 9 in the INEC and the entire event promises fun, activity and a stellar line up of family entertainment. Over […]

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Ballyduff Man Wins Best Young Business Person Award

Ballyduff Man Wins Best Young Business Person Award

April 4, 2017 at 12:14 pm Comments are Disabled

A BALLYDUFF man was named Best Young Business Person at the Micro Business Awards at the weekend. “It was a fantastic honour to receive such a wonderful award and I truly hope that I can live up to the title in the coming months/years,” wrote Aidan O’Carroll of Avalanche Designs in […]

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CEO at ViClarity, Ogie Sheehy.

Tralee Company Makes Final Six For Prestigious Business Award

April 4, 2017 at 9:47 am Comments are Disabled

To book tickets click here A TRALEE company has made the final six in the All Stars Technology Business Of The Year. ViClarity, a company that provide Risk & Compliance software in the healthcare and financial services sectors  have been nominated for “All Stars Technology Business Of The Year”. The awards […]

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New Car Sales Down Nearly 30% Last Month Compared To March 2016

New Car Sales Down Nearly 30% Last Month Compared To March 2016

April 3, 2017 at 2:43 pm Comments are Disabled

THE number of car sales fell sharply last month compared to the same period in 2016. The latest figures from Society of the Irish Motor Industry (SIMI) shows there were 386 new cars sold in the county in March, down over 28% on March 2016’s figure of 541. New car […]

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Angela Ring O'Donoghue, Gemma Ring and Noreen Ring of Munster Joinery  at the Business Leaders Ball at Ballygarry House Hotel on Thursday night. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Business Leaders Have A Ball In Ballygarry

April 1, 2017 at 10:14 am Comments are Disabled

A CELEBRATION of business took place in Ballygarry House Hotel on Thursday, with around 190 people in attendance. The IT Tralee Business Leaders Ball is the annual opportunity for businesses in Kerry to celebrate the achievements made during the previous year. The event supported by EY and hosted by the […]

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Kieran Ruttledge and John Drummey with the award winners of the Tralee Business People Awards, Billy Nolan, Breda Hurley, and Dan Horan. Photo by Lisa O'Mahony.

Tralee Chamber Alliance Honours Three Business People With Awards

April 1, 2017 at 10:14 am Comments are Disabled

THREE outstanding business people who have shown extraordinary commitment to their customers and the town of Tralee, have won Tralee Business People Awards for January, February and March 2017. Dan Horan, Breeda Hurley and Billy Nolan were recipients of a new monthly award from Tralee Chamber Alliance recognising people who have made a […]

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Jamie Hannon, Philip Burn and Fionáin Twomey from St Joseph's Secondary School , Ballybunion, with their project at the Student Enterprise Awards on Friday. Photo by Lisa O'Mahony.

Students Compete For Enterprise Awards At IT Tralee

March 31, 2017 at 4:50 pm Comments are Disabled

STUDENTS from Ballybunion were the senior category  winners in the County Final of the Kerry County Council Annual Student Enterprise Awards was held todayin the Institute of Technology, Tralee. The boys from St. Joseph’s Secondary School won for their “Circulation Foot Stool’ entry where they constructed a circulation foot stool support. Students involved […]

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Fuel Prices In Tralee Stations Static Since Beginning Of Year

March 31, 2017 at 11:34 am Comments are Disabled

THE price of petrol and diesel has stayed pretty much the same since the start of the year at the garages around town. In our monthly check on the prices of fuel, it shows that there is no difference between the prices since our last check five weeks ago, apart from around three stations […]

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Here’s How Much Property Was Sold Around Tralee In February

Here’s How Much Property Was Sold Around Tralee In February

March 31, 2017 at 9:49 am Comments are Disabled

THERE were 18 residential properties sold in and around the Tralee area in February this year according the latest figures from the Property Price Register. The properties fetched a total of €2,394,950. The biggest sale was Barrow House for €345,000 while the least amount spent was for an apartment at […]

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WATCH: IDA’s Tralee Facility Launched As Video Shows Kerry’s Attractions

WATCH: IDA’s Tralee Facility Launched As Video Shows Kerry’s Attractions

March 28, 2017 at 2:39 pm 1 comment

IDA Ireland has made a video (see below) showing all that Kerry has to offer in the hope of attracting foreign direct investment to the county to create jobs. It comes as An Taoiseach Enda Kenny TD with Martin Shanahan, CEO, IDA Ireland  launched IDA’s new Advance Technology Building (ATB) in the Kerry […]

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Barry's Bakery.

The Loss Of Barry’s Bakery Is A Sad Time For Tralee

March 25, 2017 at 3:00 pm 3 comments

IT was with great sadness that we heard the news of the closure of Barry’s Bakery on Rock Street yesterday. Barry’s sliced pan, the pan loaf and the vanilla slices in particular, were synonymous with growing up in the town and the news about the loss of 20 jobs is especially devastating. A […]

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Tom O'Connor and Grace Boyle, AIB, ITT students who organised Recfest Rosie Brown, Lisa O'Mahony, Joe Monaghan and Dale Brosnan with Sarah Leahy and Mary Rose Cantillon, AIB, at Recfest on Abbey Street on Thursday. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: ‘Recfest’ Brings Employers And Graduates Together

March 24, 2017 at 9:56 am Comments are Disabled

THE first ever ‘recruitment festival’, RecFest, was  held in Tralee yesterday on Abbey Street. Stalls were taken by businesses from all around Kerry lining the pedestrianised way – between Yummy Cafe and the Abbey Inn – including PhoneWatch, The Rose Hotel, Fexco, Oakview Village Childcare and more. Sponsored  by AIB, the event allowed graduates […]

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Doireann Barrett, The Gluten Free Kitchen Company, Maura Sheehy, Maura's Cottage Flowers and Catriona Py Collins, CPC Marketing Consultants at the launch of the Bank of Ireland Enterprise Towns event at the Castle Street on Wednesday evening. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Big Support At Launch Of Bank Of Ireland Enterprise Town Event

March 23, 2017 at 2:08 pm Comments are Disabled

A HUGE crowd turned up in Bank of Ireland, Castle Street on Wednesday night for the launch of Tralee Enterprise Town. The launch, which had Mayor of Tralee, Terry O’Brien in attendance, saw businesses, sports clubs, charities and community organisations from all over the town register to showcase their organisations at […]

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Jim Garvey of Garveys Supervalu, and Dave Randle of Randle Bros presenting Chairperson of Tralee Tidy Towns, Sam Locke and Joe Moynihan with the new vehicle for Tralee Tidy Towns. Photo by Lisa O'Mahony.

Garvey’s Supervalu And Randles Bros Sponsor Vehicle For Tralee Tidy Towns

March 22, 2017 at 3:42 pm Comments are Disabled

CHAIRPERSON of Tidy Towns Tralee, Sam Locke, accepted a van on behalf of Tidy Towns Tralee, courtesy of Garvey’s Supervalu and Randles Bros, this morning. Sam Locke said the gesture is greatly appreciated by Tralee Tidy Towns, and will be used to maintain their Gold Medal status. The previous van, which […]

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New Appointment At The Rose Hotel

New Appointment At The Rose Hotel

March 22, 2017 at 10:44 am 2 comments

THE Rose Hotel has appointed Madeleine Doyle as Conference and Banqueting Manager. Madeleine has gained valuable experience within Ireland since graduating from the London College of Music and Media with a Diploma in Piano Teaching and Performance 2006. Following this, Madeleine taught piano at The Kingdom Music Academy for six years. […]

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Daroka in Ballybunion.

Top Kerry Restaurants Announced At Regional Awards

March 22, 2017 at 10:18 am Comments are Disabled

A BALLYBUNION business won Best Restaurant in Kerry, while renowned eateries from all over the county were also honoured (see list below) at an awards ceremony in Limerick last night. The Munster regional finals in this year’s Irish Restaurant Awards took place in the Limerick Strand Hotel where 60 awards were presented to […]

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Business, Sport And Community Groups Invited To Launch Of Enterprise Towns Event

Business, Sport And Community Groups Invited To Launch Of Enterprise Towns Event

March 21, 2017 at 1:02 pm Comments are Disabled

A MAJOR event will be held in early May to showcase the town’s businesses, sporting and community groups. The Bank Of Ireland ‘Tralee Enterprise Town Event’ on May 5/6 will see 120 Tralee business stands and 120 Tralee sport and community stands pitch up at the Tralee Sports and Leisure Centre. […]

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Cash, Phone And Passport Handed Into Tralee Garda Station

March 20, 2017 at 3:46 pm Comments are Disabled

GARDAI in Tralee have had items handed into the station they would like to see reclaimed by owners. A sum of cash was found in the town and handed into the station, so if you can prove it’s yours call to them. Also, a black samsung phone was handed in. […]

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Miriam Ryan, Manager Employability Service and Rebecca Kemp, Rose of Tralee Festival, at Focus 2017 at the HQ Tralee on Thursday. Photo by Lisa O'Mahony

PHOTOS: Focus 2017 Held At HQ Tralee

March 17, 2017 at 10:17 am Comments are Disabled

NORTH, East & West Kerry Development , Tralee Local Employment Service and HQ Tralee hosted Focus 2017 on Thursday March 16, as part of Growing Enterprise in Kerry. The event was held at the HQ, and provided a space to create referrals and develop long lasting relationships for businesses. Facilitator, […]

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Transition Year Students of the Presentation Secondary School, Tralee, Rebecca Poultney, Caoimhe Tobin, Leanne Savage, Blathnaid Cotter, Chloe Morris, Niamh Walsh  Eimear Ellard, Niamh O'Shea, showcasing their Enterprise Projects at AIB Tralee on Wednesday. Photo by Lisa O'Mahony.

PHOTOS: Presentation Students Showcase Projects At AIB

March 15, 2017 at 3:07 pm Comments are Disabled

TRANSITION Year students from the Presentation Secondary School, Tralee, showcased their Enterprise Projects at AIB on Wednesday morning. The students set up mini businesses which are in operation in the school once a week. They are mainly selling items (buns, cookies, magnets, pens etc) and some are showcasing blogs and websites. The […]

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