Business/Property

Launching The Cloud Lab at Kerry ETB Training Centre on Tuesday were; Joe O'Shea, Nora O'Callaghan, Guillaume Py and Con O'Sullivan. Photo by Dermot Crean

‘The Cloud Lab’ Launched At Kerry ETB Training Centre

January 23, 2019 at 11:21 am Comments are Disabled

A NEW ‘Lab’ will prove to be a valuable addition to the already great facilities at Kerry ETB Training Centre in Monavalley. ‘The Cloud Lab’ was launched on Tuesday by Guilllaume Py, who is a Business Leader in Innovation Management at Fexco, Guillaume started his career in IT Support with […]

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KCFE Nursing, Emergency Services and Carers Studies students with, seated, Nursing Course Co-ordinator Caroline Cashell, Principal of Kerry College of Further Education, Mary Lucey and Nursing with Maternity Course Co-ordinator, Catherine Browne, at the signing of the Memorandum of Understanding with the Bon Secours on Thursday at their Denny Street Campus. Photo by Dermot Crean

KCFE And Bon Secours Tralee To Partner Up As They Sign Memorandum Of Understanding

January 17, 2019 at 3:36 pm Comments are Disabled

KERRY ETB’s Kerry College of Further Education (KCFE) and the Bon Secours Hospital Tralee signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) in the Kerry College’s new town centre Campus on Denny Street. This MOU means that (KCFE) and the Bon Secours will partner in the promotion and provision of education and training in Health […]

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Launching the Awards Programme were SICAP manager in NEWKD Robert Carey, Elaine Kennedy of NEWKD, Enterprise Officer with NEWKD Eibhlis Hanrahan, and Enterprise Officer with SKDP Joanne Griffin.

Local Enterprises Invited To Enter National Awards Programme

January 17, 2019 at 9:16 am Comments are Disabled

A NATIONAL awards programme organised by the Irish Local Development Network (ILDN) to recognise the contribution of local enterprises to their regions around the country, was jointly launched in Kerry this week by South Kerry Development Partnership CLG (SKDP) and North, East and West Kerry Development (NEWKD). The awards programme […]

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Abbeydorney-Based Company Wins Contract For Major Scheme

Abbeydorney-Based Company Wins Contract For Major Scheme

January 16, 2019 at 6:27 pm 1 comment

ABBEYDORNEY company, TLI is one of the companies awarded the contract to roll out ESB Networks scheme to replace every electric meter with a smart meter. Over the next four years, 2.3 million meters will be replaced with modern smart-meters. The meters will then transmit the data back to base automatically […]

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Tax Incentive For Filmmakers To Shoot Projects In Kerry

Tax Incentive For Filmmakers To Shoot Projects In Kerry

January 16, 2019 at 11:09 am Comments are Disabled

KERRY County Council has reported that from January 1, films shot in Kerry benefit from an additional 5% tax relief on top of the 32% already available via Sec 481 funding. This incentive provides a significant financial return for investors while providing valuable financial support for film projects in the […]

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Sean Stokes, Jeaic O'Sullivan, Tim Kelliher of Kellihers Toyota and Linda Doona at the Kellihers Toyota event on Friday. Photo by Dermot Crean

Kellihers Toyota Hosts Hybrid Roadshow

January 14, 2019 at 2:37 pm Comments are Disabled

KELLIHERS Toyota at Rathass was the place to be for anyone interested in buying a new car, as they hosted a special event on Friday evening. The New Generation Toyota Hybrid Cars were unveiled at their Hybrid Roadshow where they had the new Corolla Hatchback, Corolla Saloon, Rav4 and Camry […]

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Repro Free: Thursday 6th December 2018. IT Tralee. Picture Jason Clarke

Cantillon Conference To See Industry Leaders Visit Tralee Again

January 12, 2019 at 11:48 am Comments are Disabled

THE 2019 Cantillon Conference, sponsored by IT Tralee and Fexco, will return once again to The Rose Hotel on Thursday,  March 28 at the Rose Hotel, Tralee. Named in honour of Ballyheigue native Richard Cantillon, a pioneering economist credited with the origin of the term entrepreneur, this annual event brings together […]

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Could Some Tralee Homeowners See A Decrease In Property Tax?

Could Some Tralee Homeowners See A Decrease In Property Tax?

January 11, 2019 at 3:59 pm Comments are Disabled

SOME householders in Tralee could see a drop in their property tax judging by the latest statistics from the Central Statistics Office. According to the CSO, the average value of a house in Tralee in May 2013 was €151,045 but in 2018 that had fallen to €121,250. The Local Property […]

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Radio Kerry To Acquire Clare FM And Tipp FM

Radio Kerry To Acquire Clare FM And Tipp FM

January 8, 2019 at 6:02 pm Comments are Disabled

THE Board of Radio Kerry has approved an offer to the shareholders of Clare Community Radio Holdings Ltd. to purchase the entire share capital of the company, Clare FM. It has also made an offer for Clare FM’s controlling interest in Tipp FM. The Board of Clare FM are recommending […]

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Find The Right Career Path At Kerry ETB’s Open Week

Find The Right Career Path At Kerry ETB’s Open Week

January 8, 2019 at 4:48 pm Comments are Disabled

KERRY ETB Training Centre at Monavalley is holding its first ever Open Week from Monday, January 21 to Saturday, January 26. It is a chance for parents, school leavers, job seekers, career changers, those who wish to re-skill or up-skill and guidance professionals to visit the Monavalley campus and see […]

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Kerry Airport

Kerry Airport’s Gateway Bar To Be Revamped

January 4, 2019 at 10:19 am Comments are Disabled

THE Gateway Bar and Restaurant at Kerry Airport is to get a new look for the New Year. Work on the four-week refurbishment is set to start on Monday, January 12, during which time the queuing system and general ambience of the restaurant will be transformed. A coffee dock facility […]

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

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

December 29, 2018 at 11:11 am Comments are Disabled

THE most up to date statistics from the Residential Property Price Register shows that November was a very busy month for sales with 18 properties changing hands around Tralee, fetching a total of €2,175,948. The property that sold for the most in the Tralee environs in November was a house […]

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All roads lead to Holiday World Show 2019
Minister of State launches the showís largest ever Home Holiday Pavilion. Discover a variety of breathtaking Irish holiday destinations at Holiday World Show, taking place in the RDS Simmonscourt from Friday 25th January to Sunday 27th January 2019. Pictured at the launch of the Holiday World Show Home Holiday Pavilion in Merrion Square Park were:Brendan Griffin, T.D. Minister of State for Tourism and Hiker, Megan OíMalley. For further information on the Holiday World Show 2019 visit www.holidayworldshow.com.
For further information please contact:
Lauren Freir, Limelight Communications, lauren.freir@limelight.ie, 01 668 0600/087 238 0853
Kathryn Byrne, Limelight Communications, kathryn.byrne@limelight.ie, 01 668 0600/085 233 6033
Pictures:Arthur Carron

Chamber Alliance To Promote Tralee At Ireland’s Biggest Holiday Fair

December 27, 2018 at 11:20 am 1 comment

TRALEE Chamber Alliance will promote the town at the largest ever home holiday pavilion at the Holiday World Show, taking place in the RDS Simmonscourt from Friday, January 25 to Sunday, January 27. Holiday World Show’s Home Holiday Pavilion will showcase hundreds of destinations and holiday experiences from all across the […]

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ViClarity's Ogie Sheehy presents a cheque to

‘Viathlon’ Fundraiser Raises €1,200 Donation For Tralee Homeless Facility

December 23, 2018 at 12:39 pm 1 comment

OVER the last two weeks Tralee company ViClarity, based at Kerry Technology Park, have been taking part in 12 challenges over 12 days as part of their Viathlon fundraiser. The event had the group doing battle in a mix of sporting and offices challenges which included a 5K run, cracker […]

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Ken Tobin (Tralee Chamber Alliance), Shaun O’Shea (Sigmar Recruitment), Shane Walsh (JRI America) and Emer O’Connor (JRI America) are encouraging people to check out the range of job vacancies in the town. Photo by Dermot Crean

Returning Home To Tralee For Christmas? Why Not Stay For Good?

December 21, 2018 at 2:32 pm Comments are Disabled

TRALEE is brimming with job opportunities and while potential candidates from around the world are welcome to work in Kerry’s Capital, lots of exiles who are home for Christmas are being encouraged to consider staying for good. Tralee Chamber Alliance in association with many major and smaller employers in Tralee […]

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David Healy with Chairperson of Cara Credit Union Caroline Sugrue and CEO Pa Laide at the Cara Credit Union AGM in The Rose Hotel on Monday night. Photo by Dermot Crean

Cara Credit Union Holds AGM And Announces Car And €1,000 Prize Winners

December 21, 2018 at 8:59 am Comments are Disabled

CARA Credit Union held their annual general meeting at The Rose Hotel on Monday night and besides information and a review of the finances, it was also an occasion for the Members Car Draw. Tara Flynn from Tralee had her name pulled out as the winner of the new car, […]

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Council Launches Skills Survey For Kerry

Council Launches Skills Survey For Kerry

December 18, 2018 at 10:18 am Comments are Disabled

KERRY County Council has launched a survey of the skills of people in Kerry which will assist in targeting investment and employment for the county. The online survey is being targeted at everyone living in Kerry, as well as those thinking about relocating to the county, those planning to set […]

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Niall Nolan presents Catherine Kearns with her new 49" Panasonic LED Smart TV which she won in the Nolan's Londis draw. Photo by Dermot Crean

Catherine Collects Her New 49″ Panasonic TV After Winning Latest Nolan’s Londis Draw

December 13, 2018 at 5:41 pm Comments are Disabled

A NICE early Christmas present was handed over to a local woman who is the latest winner in the Nolan’s Londis Christmas TV Giveaway. Catherine Kearns from The Belfry — but originally from St John’s Park across the road from Nolan’s on North Circular Road — was presented with her new 49″ […]

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Kerry Airport

Funding Of Nearly €1.2m Announced For Kerry Airport

December 11, 2018 at 11:34 am Comments are Disabled

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 Comments are Disabled

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 Comments are Disabled

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
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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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