Business/Property

Thys Vogels, Cathay Nugent, Padraig McGillicuddy and Tadhg McGillicuddy at Cathal Nugent's retirement party.

PHOTOS: Ballygarry Says Farewell To Cathal After 30 Years Of Service

June 18, 2018 at 4:02 pm 0 comments

THERE was great joy and sadness in Ballygarry this week as management, colleagues and friends gathered in The Pavilion on Sunday for a retirement party for their Deputy General Manager, Cathal Nugent. Cathal hails from Tyrone and moved to the south-west in the 70’s to take up a position in Innishannon […]

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Margaret Kissane of Connect Kerry with Moyderwell Mercy Primary  pupils at the presentation of the tablets on Thursday. Photo by Dermot Crean

Connect Kerry Funds 15 New Tablets For Moyderwell School

June 7, 2018 at 2:35 pm Comments are Disabled

THE pupils at Moyderwell Mercy Primary School will have new technology to learn with thanks  to a local businesswoman. Margaret Kissane of Connect Kerry ran a number of events in the past year and she nominated Moyderwell Mercy to benefit from the proceeds from the raffles held. “Last year we […]

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Tralee Company Expands To Open Boston Office

Tralee Company Expands To Open Boston Office

June 7, 2018 at 12:36 pm Comments are Disabled

TRALEE-BASED company, ViClarity, is expanding to open a new office in Boston. The company that provide Risk & Regulatory Compliance software in the healthcare and financial services sectors was founded by John “Ogie” Sheehy in 2008. The intention is to establish a team of sales, pre-sales, customer support, account management and […]

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

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

June 6, 2018 at 12:00 pm Comments are Disabled

THE most up to date statistics from the Residential Property Price Register shows that April saw 26 properties sold, fetching a total of €3,837,000. The property that sold for the most in Tralee in April was a house in Ballyroe for €350,000 while the lowest price paid was for a […]

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There Were 80 New Cars Sold In Kerry Last Month

There Were 80 New Cars Sold In Kerry Last Month

June 1, 2018 at 4:41 pm Comments are Disabled

NEW car sales in Kerry took a dip of 12 percent in May compared to the same month in 2017, according to the latest official statistics released today by the Society of the Irish Motor Industry (SIMI) There were 80 new car sales in Kerry last month compared to 90 in May of […]

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Sean Mhuileann apartments.

Tralee Properties Among Five Kerry Lots Sold At Auction

May 30, 2018 at 3:41 pm Comments are Disabled

FIVE residential properties in Kerry were sold in the latest online auction from Bidx1 on Wednesday. There were eight Kerry lots up for bids today and three are still available to be bought. Two more auctions will take place tomorrow and Friday with more Kerry properties for sale. Today, a house […]

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Get set for the summer at Boyles Patio and Stove Centre.

SPONSORED: Boyles Patio And Stove Centre To Hold Open Day This Saturday

May 29, 2018 at 7:32 pm Comments are Disabled

THE weather has been glorious over the past week and many of you might be wondering about getting a beautiful patio area to get the most out of your garden space. Well this Saturday you’ll have a chance to see the the amazing garden solutions and stylish paving options at […]

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Stephanie Moroney, Carly Norris and Kathleen Powell at the Connect Kerry Women In Business Awards at the Ballyroe Heights Hotel on Friday evening. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: More Style From The Connect Kerry Women In Business Awards (Part 2)

May 26, 2018 at 12:22 pm Comments are Disabled

AS we reported earlier (click here for previous coverage), the Connect Kerry Women in Business awards was another stylish affair in the Ballyroe Heights Hotel on Friday night. There was a host of awards given out on the night to winners from all over the county, on a night filled […]

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Cara Credit Union To Replace €2 Saving Stamps With E Stamp Balance

Cara Credit Union To Replace €2 Saving Stamps With E Stamp Balance

May 23, 2018 at 10:09 am Comments are Disabled

CARA Credit Union have announced that they are replacing their €2 Saving Stamps and machines with an E Stamp Balance now available on every members account. “our €2 Saving Stamps and machines are no longer compliant with Anti Money Laundering (AML) Regulation and guidance issued by the Central Bank,” explanined […]

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Volunteers Wanted For Cosmetic Validation Services At IT Tralee Centre

Volunteers Wanted For Cosmetic Validation Services At IT Tralee Centre

May 23, 2018 at 9:20 am Comments are Disabled

SHANNON Applied Biotechnology Centre (Shannon ABC), a research centre at IT Tralee, is looking for volunteers to partake in Cosmetic Product Validation Studies. Shannon ABC has been conducting research with cosmetic companies for over 6 years, to assist them in the validation of their products. Shannon ABC, IT Tralee has […]

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Minister for Justice Charlie Flanagan (right) with solicitor Pa Daly, Tralee Chamber Alliance Aidan Kelly and Minister Brendan Griffin.

Minister For Justice Alarmed At Antiquated State Of Tralee Courthouse

May 22, 2018 at 10:31 am Comments are Disabled

THE Minister for Justice says he’s alarmed at the antiquated condition of the courthouse in Tralee. Charlie Flanagan spent nearly an hour inspecting the building on Ashe Street in Tralee amid proposals from the Court Services to build a new courthouse on the outskirts of the town. Tralee Chamber Alliance, […]

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Gearóid Kearney (right) of myaccesshub, receives the  Best Social / Sustainable Start Up Award.

Tralee-Based Company Wins At National Start-Up Awards

May 21, 2018 at 12:49 pm Comments are Disabled

A TRALEE-BASED company won its category at the National Startup Awards which were held last week in Dublin. MyAccessHub, based in the Tom Crean Centre at Kerry Technology Park, won the Best Social / Sustainable Startup category. Five other Kerry start-ups were shortlisted in various categories — StoryStock.com and Ulluv from […]

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Tralee Chamber Alliance President Aidan Kelly and TCA Marketing Consultant Ken Tobin at Kerry County Council to hand in the Chamber's submission on the Tralee Draft Plan 2018-2024. Photo by Dermot Crean

Chamber Wants Major Changes To Tralee Draft Local Area Plan 2018-2024

May 18, 2018 at 2:28 pm 1 comment

TRALEE Chamber Alliance has identified a number of omissions from the Tralee Draft Local Area Plan (LAP) which is set to shape the future of Kerry’s capital town for the next six years. The closing date for receipt of submissions on the Draft LAP is Thursday, May 31 and the […]

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AIB Kerry and HQ Tralee Launch Start up Support Programme for Small Business . Pictured at the launch -- L/R Joe Shannon AIB Branch manager Tralee  , Sean Healy Head of AIB Kerry , Ken Tobin HQ Tralee co-founded  , Margaret Griffin AIB Retail & Business manager Kerry and Tim O'Leary  HQ Tralee co-founded .

The new business support competition for start-up businesses was launched in Tralee on Monday. The competition was launched by AIB Kerry and HQ Tralee, the co-working and mixed office space in Tralee co-founded by Tom O’Leary and Ken Tobin.The competition which is open to existing and new AIB business customers, will see 4 start up businesses avail of 6 months free dedicated desk space in HQ Tralee and access to a range of business supports. 
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PRESS INFO -- Press Release issued on May 14th 2018AIB Kerry and HQ Tralee Launch Start up Support Programme for Small BusinessA new business support competition for start-up businesses was launched in Tralee on Monday. The competition was launched by AIB Kerry and HQ Tralee, the co-working and mixed office space in Tralee co-founded by Tom O’Leary and Ken Tobin.The competition which is open to existing and new AIB business customers, will see 4 start up businesses avail of 6 months free dedicated desk space in HQ Tralee and access to a range of business supports. HQ Tralee was established in 2016 to provide start up and small businesses a space to work from, collaborate and grow their business. Currently there are over 50 businesses including remote workers operating out of the HQ Tralee Campus on Abbey St. and Dominick Street.“We have been interested in running a competition like this for some time with a view to giving new start-ups an opportunity to develop their business in an environment that encourages

Competition To Win Free Desk Space At HQ Tralee For Your Business

May 18, 2018 at 12:43 pm Comments are Disabled

A NEW business support competition for start-up businesses was launched in Tralee on Monday. The competition was launched by AIB Kerry and HQ Tralee, the co-working and mixed office space in Tralee co-founded by Tom O’Leary and Ken Tobin. The competition which is open to existing and new AIB business […]

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VIDEO/PHOTOS: A Look Inside Kerry’s Most Expensive House

VIDEO/PHOTOS: A Look Inside Kerry’s Most Expensive House

May 18, 2018 at 12:13 pm Comments are Disabled

GOT €3.25m to spare? Long Lake House, situated between Kenmare and Sneem is on the market and it looks pretty amazing. It was built in the 1980s and was bought by a Tipperary-born, San Franciso-based businessman back in 2001 for between £1.5m and £2.5m. It’s a three-storey building on the […]

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Aras an Phobail.

Meeting On Free Programme For Women Seeking Employment In Tralee Next Week

May 16, 2018 at 3:41 pm Comments are Disabled

A FREE information meeting on a programme which has resulted in women gaining employment will take place next week in Tralee. ‘Moving On’ is an employment programme in Kerry, supporting women to gain new skills, clarify direction, increase confidence and find work. They can provide training, support, work placements and […]

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There Were Kerry Winners At The ‘Food Oscars’ In Dublin Last Night

There Were Kerry Winners At The ‘Food Oscars’ In Dublin Last Night

May 15, 2018 at 11:48 am Comments are Disabled

THERE were Kerry winners at at the Irish Restaurant Awards which were held in Dublin last night. The Apprentice Chef Programme, founded by IT Tralee lecturer Mark Murphy and Firies-based chef Mark Doe, was awarded the All Ireland Local Food Hero title, the Park Hotel Kenmare won Best Hotel and Guesthouse in […]

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Iceland Creates 20 New Jobs At New North Kerry Store

Iceland Creates 20 New Jobs At New North Kerry Store

May 15, 2018 at 10:26 am Comments are Disabled

ICELAND set to open second its second Kerry store next week creating 20 new jobs. The food retailer will open its newest store in Units 1 and 2 Old Mill Lane, Listowel on Tuesday, May 22. They have operated in Tralee since 2015. The new Listowel store spans 8,200 square […]

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Edwin Byrne, Rebekah Wall and Rachel Templeman, in front of Maddens on Milk Market Lane. Photo by Dermot Crean

Something Special Has Just Opened At Maddens On Milk Market Lane

May 12, 2018 at 10:36 am 2 comments

IF you’re down at Milk Market Lane then you should take a look at something special happening there. The whole area is enjoying a regeneration with murals near The Mall side and plans for a heritage trail in this historic part of Tralee. Now a new enterprise has opened on […]

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Thirteen Kerry Properties Up For Sale At Online Auction

Thirteen Kerry Properties Up For Sale At Online Auction

May 11, 2018 at 1:15 pm Comments are Disabled

THE end of the month will see a number of residential and commercial properties  in Kerry up for bids in the latest online auction from Bidx1. Among the 13 Kerry lots are two commercial premises, three residential properties and one site in the Tralee area. Bidx1 (formerly Allsop) are holding […]

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Petrol And Diesel Prices Rise At Tralee Pumps Over Past Three Months

Petrol And Diesel Prices Rise At Tralee Pumps Over Past Three Months

May 10, 2018 at 1:54 pm 1 comment

THE price of petrol and diesel at the filling station pumps around Tralee has risen since we last carried out a survey three months ago. In fact, three stations have gone over the €1.40 per litre mark for petrol and over €1.30 per litre for diesel for the first time […]

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Breda O’Dwyer from IT Tralee/CEED co-sponsors Lego Serious Play Workshop, John Harty representing Taste Kerry, and School Prize workshop worth €500 and Niamh Quinn  representing Astellas, sponsors of the Wacky Science Pod and Jr Lab School Prize of €500.

Amazing Entertainment Lined Up For Kerry EXPO 2018 This Sunday

May 10, 2018 at 10:42 am Comments are Disabled

EXCITEMENT is reaching new heights as nearly 140 exhibitors across Kerry gear up for Kerry EXPO on Sunday at the INEC Killarney. The Kerry EXPO, which is now an annual fixture in the regional calendar, brings together both businesses and communities from all over the county and promises to be […]

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Photographed at The Great Southern Hotel in Killarney at The Fuelling Ambition 'Lead and Suceed' Roadshow in conjunction with Enterprise Ireland and Network Ireland where entrepeneurs took part an The Elevator Pitch competition worth over €3000, sponsored by Facebook. Winners on the night were 'The Busy Botantist'.
Photographed left to right is Network Ireland President Rosann Heavey, Clair Kelly, The Busy Botanist, Rachel James, Female Entrepeneur Manager, Enterprise Ireland, Joanne Arbon, The Busy Botanist & Aoife ni Mhuiri CEO Salaso.
Photograph by Sally MacMonagle.
Female-led business wins €3,000 Elevator Pitch competition at Killarney Fuelling Ambition Roadshow


Friday, 27th April 2018: 

The Busy Botanist was the winner of an Elevator Pitch competition worth €3,000 in Killarney last night.

The competition was part of the Fuelling Ambition ‘Lead and Succeed’ Roadshow event in the Great Southern Hotel, Killarney organised by Enterprise Ireland and Network Ireland, in conjunction with the Entrepreneurs Academy, and was attended by business women and entrepreneurs from the South West region.

The Killarney Roadshow was one of a series of free-to-attend events that have taken place across the country during March and April which aim to encourage, support and drive the ambition of female entrepreneurs nationally by showcasing thriving Irish business women and entrepreneurs.

The Elevator Pitch competition offers a cash prize package sponsored by Facebook worth €2,000 at each location, as well as additional prizes worth up to €1,000. 

Joanne Arbon and Clair Kelly of The Busy Botanist will receive a prize package that is designed to support her on her business journey, including:

•	10 sessions with Enterprise Ireland Mentors and attendance at Enterprise Ireland’s Excel at Export Selling training programme
•	Annual membership of Network Ireland

Guest speakers at the event were Aoife Ni Mhuiri of Salaso  and representatives f

Mid-Kerry Business Wins €3,000 Prize At Elevator Pitch Competition

May 10, 2018 at 10:15 am Comments are Disabled

THE Busy Botanist was the winner of an Elevator Pitch competition worth €3,000 in Killarney recently. The Elevator Pitch competition offers a cash prize package sponsored by Facebook worth €2,000 at each location, as well as additional prizes worth up to €1,000. Joanne Arbon and Clair Kelly of The Busy […]

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The judges in the Connect Kerry Women in Business Awards.

Connect Women In Business Awards Judges Announced

May 9, 2018 at 1:20 pm 1 comment

WITH the annual Connect Kerry Women in Business Awards a little more than two weeks away, the judges for this year’s event have been announced. The awards take place on Friday, May 25 at the Ballyroe Heights Hotel and applications for nominations are closed. The judges tasked with deciding the […]

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Here’s Where Residential Properties Were Sold Around Tralee In March

Here’s Where Residential Properties Were Sold Around Tralee In March

May 9, 2018 at 12:43 pm Comments are Disabled

THE most up to date statistics from the Residential Property Price Register shows that March saw 14 properties sold, fetching a total of €2,168,969. The property that sold for the most in Tralee in March was a house in Tonevane for €320,000 while the lowest price paid was for an […]

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Eilish O Donoghue, Lisa O'Carroll, Victor Sheehan, Brid Bowler, Thomás Hayes, Fiona Leahy, Liz Maher at the GDPR Seminar in The Rose Hotel on Thursday. Photo by Tara Donoghue

PHOTOS: Businesspeople Pack The Rose Hotel For GDPR Seminar

May 2, 2018 at 9:35 am Comments are Disabled

THE Kerry Businesswomen’s Network’s latest seminar was booked out with people wanting to learn about the upcoming GDPR which comes into effect at the end of the month. Brian Honan, CEO of BH Consulting, one of Ireland’s foremost experts on cybersecurity, took those present through what GDPR will mean for […]

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New Car Sales Down Nearly 12% In April Compared To Same Month Last Year

New Car Sales Down Nearly 12% In April Compared To Same Month Last Year

May 1, 2018 at 3:16 pm Comments are Disabled

NEW car sales in Kerry took a dip of 12 percent in April compared to the same month in 2017, according to the latest official statistics released today by the Society of the Irish Motor Industry (SIMI) There were 131 new car sales in Kerry last month compared to 148 in April of […]

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Dr Terry Stephens.

Tourism Interests Invited To Hear Insights From Industry Expert At Free Seminar

May 1, 2018 at 10:01 am Comments are Disabled

THE Kerry Tourism Industry Forum, supported by Fáilte Ireland, is hosting a seminar with renowned tourism industry expert, Dr Terry Stevens on Thursday, May 3, in The Brehon, Killarney. The half day workshop will examine the future of tourism in Kerry. It is free and is open to industry owners […]

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Aidan O'Mahony in a video on his new website.

Aidan O’Mahony Launches New Fitness Website

April 27, 2018 at 11:27 am Comments are Disabled

FORMER Kerry footballer and Irish ‘Dancing with the Stars’ winner Aidan O’Mahony, launched his new website, AOM Fitness, this morning. The five-time All-Ireland medal winner and holder of two GAA All Stars was renowned during his football career for his professional attitude when it came to training and nutrition. AOM […]

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Siobhan Stack of Ulluv.

Tralee Start-Ups Make Regional Shortlist For National Awards

April 25, 2018 at 3:16 pm Comments are Disabled

THREE Tralee-based companies are among six Kerry start-ups to make the regional shortlist for the National Startup Awards. StoryStock.com and myAccessHub are based in the Tom Crean Centre at Kerry Technology Park while Ulluv has a base in HQ Tralee. They are joined by Expert Software Test (Killorglin), Hazel Comyn Designs (Cahersiveen) and […]

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