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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 0 comments

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 0 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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Top Kerry Restaurants Announced At Regional Awards

March 22, 2017 at 10:18 am 0 comments

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 0 comments

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 0 comments

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 0 comments

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 0 comments

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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Portman Clarity Takes On Seven New Trainees At Tralee Office

Portman Clarity Takes On Seven New Trainees At Tralee Office

March 15, 2017 at 10:02 am 0 comments

PORTMAN Clarity has taken on seven new trainees, in partnership with the First Steps youth employment initiative, at its Tralee offices. The travel management company, which has a base in Monavalley, is undergoing a period of transition after Portman Travel and Clarity Travel Management merged in November 2016 to form the seventh largest TMC in […]

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Zoe O'Carroll, Sarah Thornton, Maureen McCarthy and Kayleigh Murphy of Brush N Blush, at the Connect Kerry Hair and Beauty Awards at The Rose Hotel on Sunday afternoon. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: More Style From The Connect Hair And Beauty Awards

March 13, 2017 at 3:37 pm 0 comments

EARLIER we brought you the winners of the Connect Kerry Hair and Beauty Awards in the Rose Hotel (click here for previous story and images). It was glamorous occasion with no shortage of style and amazing hair and make-up as you’d expect from guests who are experts in their field. […]

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Tralee Businesses Wanted To Take Part In Window Display Competition

Tralee Businesses Wanted To Take Part In Window Display Competition

March 10, 2017 at 2:28 pm 0 comments

TRALEE businesses are in with a chance of winning a cash prize if they enter a competition where they use Irish in their window display. Kerry County Council’s Irish language officer is hoping businesses in Tralee will enter this year’s An Fuinneog is Gaelaí competition ahead of St Patrick’s Day. Kerry County […]

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Dr Oliver Murphy, President, Institute of Technology Tralee and Ruth McCarthy, CEO, FEXCO Corporate Payments pictured at The Rose Hotel in Tralee ahead of the Cantillon Conference 2017.

IT Tralee and Fexco To Host Upcoming Cantillon Conference

March 10, 2017 at 9:58 am 0 comments

THE Institute of Technology Tralee in association with  FEXCO will host the upcoming Cantillon Conference 2017, Ireland’s only one-day financial technology discussion forum, on Thursday,  March 30. The annual conference is named after Ballyheigue native Richard Cantillon, an 18th-century banker, credited with the origin of the term entrepreneur and a […]

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Melanie Harty, Harty's, Angela Donnellon , Ardfert Farmers Market, Heather Hanafin, Ardfert Market, at the Taste Kerry's event in the Rose Hotel on Wednesday. Photo by Lisa O'Mahony.

PHOTOS: Taste Kerry Hosts Kerry Food And Drink Experience In The Rose Hotel

March 9, 2017 at 12:22 pm 0 comments

Taste Kerry hosted the Kerry Food and Drink Experience at the Rose Hotel on Wednesday afternoon with food producers from all over the county in attendance. Stalls lined the room, allowing people to taste the different food and drink available, while a number of representatives across the county, who personify everything that […]

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Five New Jobs To Be Created At Acorn Life In Kerry

Five New Jobs To Be Created At Acorn Life In Kerry

March 8, 2017 at 5:13 pm 0 comments

ACORN Life is embarking on a nationwide recruitment campaign with five new roles available in the Kerry region. The Life Assurance Company, which has an office in Ashe Street, Tralee, recently won the Deloitte Best Managed Companies (BMC) Award, and say they have over 100 roles to fill nationwide. They are […]

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Gorka’s Appetite For Success Grows After National Awards

Gorka’s Appetite For Success Grows After National Awards

March 8, 2017 at 1:02 pm 0 comments

A TRALEE-BASED chef was feted by judges at a major national event last week. Head Chef at The Grand Hotel, Gorka Arrieta, won a Silver Medal for his salted cod dish and a merit award for his lamb dish at the Catex Exhibition 2017 in Dublin More than 10,000 industry professionals were […]

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New €1.5m ‘Restaurant 58’ Opens At Ballygarry House Hotel

New €1.5m ‘Restaurant 58’ Opens At Ballygarry House Hotel

March 8, 2017 at 12:05 pm 0 comments

THERE is huge excitement amongst the team at Ballygarry House this week as the doors have opened to Restaurant 58, the newest addition to the four-star property. The name is derived from its origins in 1958 when the hotel first opened. Development began in late September on the former hotel restaurant, […]

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Fiona Leahy, Kerry Local Enterprise Office, Lisa O'Carroll, Kerry Local Enterprise Office, and Joanne Riordan, Irish MoneyPenny at the Employment Law and HR seminar at Ballygarry House Hotel on Tuesday. Photo by Lisa O'Mahony.

PHOTOS: Company Delivers Seminar As Part Of Local Enterprise Week

March 7, 2017 at 1:50 pm 0 comments

AS part of Local Enterprise Week, the HR Suite held an Employment Law and HR Forum for employers in Ballygarry House Hotel from 9am to 11am, on Tuesday, March 7. In association with Kerry LEO, the event covered areas like practical Guidance, increased awareness of legal obligations, steps on how to proactively […]

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Lisa O'Carroll - Local Enterprise Office, Bridget Fitzgerald - Kerry County Council, Eilish O'Donoghue - Local Enterprise Office, Anne Looney - IT, Tralee, Moira Murrell Chief Executive Kerry County Council, Victor Sheahan - Local Enterprise Office, Michael D O’Shea - Cathaoirleach of Kerry County Council, Donal O' Liatháin - Udaras na Gaeltachta, Breda ODwyer - IT Tralee, Mike Scannell - Kerry County Council, Fiona Leahy - Local Enterprise Office, Eamon O'Reilly - NEWKD, Noreen O'Mahony - Kerry County Council

 

 

 

A Spotlight on Entrepreneurial Activities in Kerry

Kerry-wide Four Week Calendar of Events Launched

 

The annual Kerry Enterprise Month was officially launched in March 2017 at the Kerry County Council Chambers by Chief Executive Moira Murrell. Now in its fourth year the month of March as Kerry Enterprise Month has gone from strength to strength with the objective of shining a spotlight on just some of the enterprise activities on offer all year round across Kerry. The month is a collaborative initiative between Kerry County Council, Kerry Local Enterprise Office, Enterprise Ireland, North, East & West Kerry Development; South Kerry Partnership Development, IDA Ireland, Udarás na Gaeltachta and IT, Tralee. The Month gives established businesses and budding entrepreneurs an opportunity to network and discover the assistance available to them in growing and sustaining a business in Kerry. The month has become the annual ‘go-to event’ for entrepreneurs in Kerry.

The calendar of events for 2017 which can be viewed at www.ceed.ie or www.localenterprise.ie/kerry  includes over 40 events across the month. The county-wide events cater for all stages of business across many sectors from start-ups to established and growing businesses. All businesses are advised to book well in advance.

Tomás Hayes of the Kerry Local Enterprise Office said that Kerry Enterprise Month was the ideal ‘shop window’ to show the wide range of supports on offer to start-ups, sole traders and small businesses in Kerry. He said: “Kerry Enterprise Month in March is a collaboration on a local level between the Local Enterprise Office, local business communities, IT, Tralee and State support agencies. We hope these events will inspire and motivate hundreds of entrepreneurs and aspiring entrepreneurs in Kerry.  Small businesses continue to be the backbone of our local economy, with huge potential to grow and create jobs.”
 

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Range Of Events Planned For Kerry Enterprise Month

March 7, 2017 at 9:52 am 0 comments

THE annual Kerry Enterprise Month was officially launched this week at the Kerry County Council Chambers by Chief Executive Moira Murrell. Now in its fourth year, the month of March as Kerry Enterprise Month has gone from strength to strength with the objective of shining a spotlight on just some of […]

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Gardaí Warn Shop Workers Of Scam After Two Incidents In Tralee

Gardaí Warn Shop Workers Of Scam After Two Incidents In Tralee

March 6, 2017 at 2:55 pm 0 comments

PEOPLE who work in chain stores around the county are being warned of a scam of which there have been two incidents in Tralee. What happens is a person buys an item in one store and later goes into another store in the same chain. The person then picks up the […]

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Launching the 'One Big Idea For Tralee' project at HQ Tralee on Friday were, kneeling; Niamh Walsh (Presentation) and Tiernan Brosnan (Mercy Mounthawk). Back from left; John Drummey (President of Tralee Chamber Alliance), Hannah Stack (Mercy Mounthawk), James Rusk (Mercy Mounthawk), Kelly Flannery (Presentation) and Daniel Greaney (Mercy Mounthawk) and Anne Looney (IT Tralee, Marketing and Enterprise Officer). Photo by Dermot Crean

TY Students Make A Plan For Tralee As Part Of Enterprise Month

March 6, 2017 at 10:42 am 0 comments

TRALEE’S future workforce, decision-makers and employers have joined together with Tralee Chamber Alliance during Enterprise Month to outline their big ideas for the county capital. Throughout Enterprise Month, Transition Year students from Tralee will formulate their big ideas and opinions on what developments they believe should take place in their […]

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2017 Vhi Women's Mini Marathon - Open For Entries, River Liffey, Dublin 28/2/2017
Pictured is Amanda Byram, a member of the Vhi Support Team who announced today that the 2017 Vhi Women’s Mini Marathon is now open for entries! Celebrating 35 years, this year’s event will see over 35,000 women walk, jog or run through Dublin city on Bank Holiday Monday, 5th June 2017. Participants can enter at www.vhiwomensminimarathon.ie and can also access the latest training plans, recipes and expert advice from the Vhi Support Team!
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Kerry Women Wanted To Take Part In VHI Mini-Marathon

March 6, 2017 at 10:41 am 0 comments

THE call has gone out for Kerry women to take part in the  2017 Vhi Women’s Mini Marathon later this year. Amanda Byram and David Gillick, members of the Vhi Support Team announced that 2017 event is now open for entries and will see over 35,000 women walk, jog or run through Dublin city […]

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Hundreds Attend Events At Kerry College Of Further Education

Hundreds Attend Events At Kerry College Of Further Education

March 5, 2017 at 11:44 am 0 comments

. TWO events at the Kerry College of Further Education drew impressive attendances showing the appeal of the courses on offer at their Clash premises. First of all an information evening was held for parents of school leavers on Wednesday, while on Thursday they held an open day. “It was […]

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Four Entrepreneurs Up For County Enterprise Award

Four Entrepreneurs Up For County Enterprise Award

March 3, 2017 at 3:33 pm 0 comments

FOUR Kerry entrepreneurs are vying for the 2017 County Enterprise Award, which will be presented at the Kerry Enterprise Awards on March 10, during Local Enterprise Week. The nominees that have been shortlisted for the award this year are Joseph Moynihan from JM Agri Design Tralee, Ildiko Bajzat from Wellness Baking […]

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New Car Sales In Kerry Down 20% Last Month Compared To February 2016

New Car Sales In Kerry Down 20% Last Month Compared To February 2016

March 2, 2017 at 10:04 am 0 comments

NEW car sales in Kerry are down in the first two months of this year compared to the same period last year according to the latest statistics from the Society of the Irish Motor Industry (SIMI). Last month there were 408 new registrations in the county compared to 511 in February 2016, […]

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Garvey’s Tralee Wins A Supervalu Store Of The Year Award

Garvey’s Tralee Wins A Supervalu Store Of The Year Award

March 1, 2017 at 10:28 am 0 comments

WELL-DESERVED it is too. The staff at Garvey’s Supervalu in Rock Street are celebrating after they won Best Medium Store in Ireland 2017 at the Supervalu Awards. The team from Garvey’s SuperValu were presented with their award by Martin Kelleher, SuperValu Managing Director and Michael Morgan, SuperValu Sales Director. Winning this title […]

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Mary Rose Cantillion, Colm Cooper, Ken Tobin, Mary Lucey, Lisa O'Mahony, Rosie Browne, Dale Brosnan and Tom O'Leary at the Launch of RecFest Tralee. Photo By Dermot Crean.

Relaxed ‘Recruitment Festival’ To Bring Employers And Graduates Together

February 28, 2017 at 2:53 pm 0 comments

THE first ever ‘recruitment festival’, RecFest, will be held in Tralee next month. RecFest will take place on Thursday, March 23 between 4pm and 7pm on Abbey Street (between Yummy Cafe and The Abbey Inn), with stalls taken by businesses from all around Kerry lining the pedestrianised way. RecFest Tralee, sponsored  by AIB, […]

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New Role For Grace At GoKerry

New Role For Grace At GoKerry

February 27, 2017 at 1:00 pm 0 comments

GoKerry has announced the appointment of Grace O’Donnell as the new Manager of the organisation. GoKerry is an all Kerry tourism organisation giving a voice to businesses, individuals and communities promoting Kerry as Ireland’s most vibrant tourism destination. “Grace brings with her into the roll a vast amount of experience in […]

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Tralee Apartment Sells For Well Over Reserve Price At Allsop Auction

Tralee Apartment Sells For Well Over Reserve Price At Allsop Auction

February 27, 2017 at 11:54 am 0 comments

A TRALEE property was sold for €86,000 at the online Allsop Auction last Thursday. Apartment 4, Block U at Kings Court, Manor West, Tralee, had a reserve range of €55,000 – €65,000, but sold for well above that attracting interest from a number of bidders. It was the only Kerry property for sale at the […]

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Pictured at Teagasc, Moorepark, Fermoy, Co. Cork were: 26 Chinese Buyers. Today’s visit is part of Bord Bia’s Marketplace 2015, a week-long business development event aimed atbuilding new trade relationships with retailers, foodservice and ingredient buyers and distributors fromacross the globe. Marketplace 2015 will be the largest international food buyer event ever staged inIreland, with in excess of 400 food and drink trade buyers from 30 countries travelling to meet, and dobusiness, with the Irish food and drink industry. For three days, over 215 of the international buyers aretaking part  in  11  targeted  itineraries  arranged by  Bord  Bia  visiting farms and factories  across  thecountry to examine first-hand Ireland’s world-class agri-food industry. On Thursday (March 26th), all ofthe overseas buyers will join 140 Irish food and drink buyers at the Convention Centre Dublin for amajor one-to-one business development event. Some 185 Irish food and drink companies will meet the540 buyers during 4,500 pre-scheduled ‘speed-dating’ style meetings taking place throughout the day.

Sponsored: Boru Stoves Roadshow Comes To Corcorans

February 26, 2017 at 11:03 am 0 comments

BUILDING a new home or renovating? Don’t miss the Boru Roadshow coming to Corcorans Furniture and Carpets, Cork Road Killarney Friday March 3rd, Saturday March 4th and Sunday March 5th. The Boru Roadshow 38 square meter mobile display unit has over 17 individual products, including fully functioning and lighting stoves […]

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Little Change In Fuel Prices Over Past Month At Town’s Filling Stations

February 22, 2017 at 4:43 pm 0 comments

THE price of petrol may have rose by as much as four cent per litre in many garages around town between December and January, but they have remained around the same price in the last six weeks. In our monthly check on the prices of petrol and diesel, it shows that […]

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Up To 20 Jobs Created As New Lidl Opens This Thursday

Up To 20 Jobs Created As New Lidl Opens This Thursday

February 21, 2017 at 11:07 am 1 comment

UP to 20 new jobs will be created this week when the new Lidl supermarket opens at its Edward Street site this Thursday. The building is complete and they’re stocking the store at the old Heiton Buckley site, with the finishing touches to some landscaping and paving work taking place before the opening. Their second store in […]

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