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Hands together ...200 amazing women courageously bared all,  in Kerry's 2nd  Women's-only charity 'DIp in the Nip' in aid of  Recovery Haven Kerry - Cancer Support Charity, in Derrymore Beach, Camp, Tralee, Co Kerry. Women of all ages took to the water - with the assistance of an all female support crew,  An Garda Síochána,  Fenit-based Wild Water Adventures, Tralee Bag Pipers and lifeguards. Photo: Valerie O'Sullivan/ FREE PIC***

‘Dip In The Nip Kerry’ Is Back Again This September

August 3, 2023 at 12:27 pm Comments are Disabled

FOR the third year in a row, the ‘Dip in the Nip Kerry’ is returning to a local beach this September with funds raised going towards Recovery Haven, and The Kerry Cancer Support Group. Last year over 180 lovely ladies shed their clothes and went for a swim in aid […]

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Daniel Bohan, Patrick O'Sullivan and Kieran O'Callaghan who are once again preparing to take on the Tom Crean Dingle Peninsula Challenge later this month.

Tralee Trio To Take On Tom Crean Dingle Peninsula Challenge Once Again

August 2, 2023 at 10:54 am Comments are Disabled

THREE Tralee men are once again embarking on a gruelling challenge in aid of worthy charities in a few weeks time. The 2023 Tom Crean Dingle Peninsula Challenge is organised by Kieran O’Callaghan, Patrick O’Sullivan and Daniel Bohan and aims to raise funds this year for the Kerry Cancer Support […]

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Dr Mary McCaffrey of Scotia Clinic.

New Free AHR Treatment Welcomed By Local Consultant

July 26, 2023 at 11:03 am Comments are Disabled

DR Mary Mc Caffrey, of the Scotia Clinic, has warmly welcomed Minister for Health Stephen Donnelly’s announcement that fully publicly funded assisted human reproduction (AHR) treatment will commence in September. This long-awaited programme will entitle eligible patients to one full cycle of IVF (in-vitro fertilisation) or ICSI (Intracytoplasmic sperm injection) […]

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Launching the Born To Run MId-Summer Running Event were Anthony O'Connor, Kathleen Curtin, Brenda Lynch, Anne O'Shea, Helen Twomey, Ciara O'Callaghan and Mike Brosnan. Photo by Dermot Crean

Born To Run Club Hosts 5k/10k And Half Marathon Races This Sunday

June 23, 2023 at 11:30 am Comments are Disabled

THE Born To Run Club are looking forward to an active Sunday morning when they host their Mid-Summer running event. If you’re feeling energetic it’s a great way to kick-off your Sunday and while online registration has closed, you can still register in person this weekend. The event begins at […]

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Members of St Pats GAA are joined by former Kerry player and manager Eamonn Fitzmaurice for the launch of the Dingle Way Challenge at Camp beach.

St Pats GAA’s Dingle Way Challenge Takes Place This Sunday

June 2, 2023 at 9:24 am Comments are Disabled

ST Pats GAA Club in Blennerville is ready for another Dingle Way Challenge which takes place on this Sunday, June 4. There has been huge interest in this event in previous years and the club is expecting many walkers to take part on Sunday. The route this year takes in […]

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Darragh, Andrew and Suzy Doherty at the St John's Parochial School Fun Run in the Town Park on Sunday morning. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: A Fun Run In The Town Park With St John’s Parochial School

May 31, 2023 at 9:59 am Comments are Disabled

IT was a cloudy, but dry Sunday morning in the Town Park as pupils, their families and staff from St John’s Parochial School Tralee gathered for a family fun run in Tralee Town Park. There was a lovely atmosphere as the school community came together with the aim of the run to […]

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Alan Corcoran, Fiona O Donohue, Lisa Barton, Betty O Connor and Noel Ryan.

Cyclists Encouraged To Take Three Peaks Challenge This June

May 31, 2023 at 9:41 am Comments are Disabled

KILLARNEY Cycle Club is inviting participants for the Three Peaks Challenge in mid-June. The sportive, which takes place on Saturday, June 17 at 10am, covers some of the most rugged and beautiful landscape in Ireland, with a choice of 100km and 75km routes. This could be the perfect warm-up for […]

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Mary Gardiner in the new video.

Mary’s Still Standing…And Supporting Marie Keating Foundation With New Video

May 29, 2023 at 10:31 am Comments are Disabled

A LOCAL Garda who was diagnosed with breast cancer last year has created a music video inspired by Elton John. Mary Gardiner, a mum of three, originally from Bishopstown in Cork but now domociled in Tralee, has released the video to coincide with 100K in 30 Days for breast cancer […]

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Sofia Osman-Avric, Iona Carmody, Abraham Newland, Luke Power, Seán Drummey and Lucy Smith from St John’s Parochial School Tralee are looking forward to the family fun run in the Town Park on Sunday 28th May.

A Family Fun Run In The Park With St John’s Parochial School

May 26, 2023 at 11:24 am Comments are Disabled

PUPILS and staff in St John’s Parochial School Tralee are inviting friends and families from near and far to join them on this Sunday for a family fun run in Tralee Town Park. The aim of the run is to raise funds to build a playground for the children within […]

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Launching the Donal Walsh Spa 6k Challenge were pupils joined by Mary Ann Foley, Fionnbar Walsh, Geraldine Behan, Niamh Murphy, Principal Peter Linehan, Jenny Galvin, Rebecca Ryan and Mary Griffin Crowe. Photo by Dermot Crean

A Day Of Fitness And Family Fun At Donal Walsh Spa NS 6K Challenge

May 26, 2023 at 10:32 am Comments are Disabled

THIS Sunday will see hundreds converge on Spa National School for the 2023 ‘Donal Walsh Spa 6K Challenge’. This hugely popular event was first held in 2014 and has become a firm favourite on the community calendar in the Spa. This year’s event coincides with the tenth anniversary of Donal’s […]

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John Murray, Anne Kelliher, Ray Lally and Gearóid O'Doherty at the family cycling event at the Tralee-Fenit Greenway on Thursday evening. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Enjoying A Leisurely Cycle On The Greenway For Bike Week

May 19, 2023 at 11:37 am Comments are Disabled

IT was a very pleasant evening for a cycle on Thursday as Kerry Recreation and Sports Partnership in association with Tralee Chain Gang Cycling Club held a special event. Gathering at the KDL/Mounthawk Park car park entrance to the Greenway, people took part in the family cycle as part of National […]

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Launching the Born To Run MId-Summer Running Event were Anthony O'Connor, Kathleen Curtin, Brenda Lynch, Anne O'Shea, Helen Twomey, Ciara O'Callaghan and Mike Brosnan. Photo by Dermot Crean

Born To Run Club Looks Forward To Mid-Summer 5k, 10k And Half Marathon Event

May 3, 2023 at 3:06 pm Comments are Disabled

BORN to Run Tralee running club members are looking forward to hosting a special event this summer. Fresh from the various events the club’s members have completed over the last number of weeks, which saw members run the streets of Belfast, Boston, Doha, Limerick, Manchester, Westport and much more, the […]

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Members of St Pats GAA are joined by former Kerry player and manager Eamonn Fitzmaurice for the launch of the Dingle Way Challenge at Camp beach.

St Pats GAA Club Prepares For Another Dingle Way Challenge

May 3, 2023 at 3:06 pm Comments are Disabled

ST Pats GAA Club in Blennerville is preparing for another Dingle Way Challenge which takes place on June 4 this year. There has been huge interest in this event in previous years and the club is expecting many walkers to take part this June. The route this year takes in […]

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Kilmoyley Prepares For Annual 5k/10k Fundraising Run

Kilmoyley Prepares For Annual 5k/10k Fundraising Run

May 3, 2023 at 9:42 am Comments are Disabled

THE community in Kilmoyley is preparing to hit the road later this month for a run organised by a local group. The Kilmoyley Tidy Towns’ 5K/10K fundraising run will take place on Sunday, May 21 at 10am. It will follow the usual 5K route from St Erc’s Primary School to […]

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The launch of the Paul Lucey Run For The Rock took place at the Austin Stacks Clubhouse on Monday evening attended by the Lucey family. Photo by Adrienne McLoughlin

‘Run For The Rock’ Returns On Bank Holiday Monday

April 28, 2023 at 10:39 am Comments are Disabled

THERE’S just days to go until a great community event at Connolly Park returns. The Paul Lucey ‘Run for the Rock’ is back again for Bank Holiday Monday, May 1, and there’s a fantastic day of entertainment planned. This is the fifth year of the run which has grown in […]

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Mayor of Kerry Johnnie Wall with walkers about to set off on the Kerry Camino on Friday morning from St John's Church. Photo by Dermot Crean

Kerry Camino Celebrates 10th Anniversary On May Bank Holiday Weekend

April 20, 2023 at 1:04 pm Comments are Disabled

THE 10th anniversary of the Kerry Camino Guided Walking Weekend takes place from Friday, April 28 to Sunday, April 28 taking in the stunning scenery of the Dingle Peninsula. The event has been held every year, with the exception of 2020 when it was cancelled due to Covid restrictions. Over […]

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Arthritis Ireland Kerry Branch To Host Events During National Arthritis Week

Arthritis Ireland Kerry Branch To Host Events During National Arthritis Week

April 19, 2023 at 9:10 am Comments are Disabled

THE Kerry launch of National Arthritis Week (NAW) took place this week at Tobar Naofa in Moyderwell to promote events taking place between April 24th-28th. This year’s theme is Physical Activity or Let’s Get Physical. Current research has shown that movement and exercise has a positive and beneficial effect on […]

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Caroline Simpson and Margaret O'Brien with well known fitness and wellness expert Karl Henry at his talk at CH Tralee on Thursday. Photo by Dermot Crean

Karl Henry Gives Talk On The ‘4 Pillars Of Lifelong Health’ At CH

April 14, 2023 at 9:44 am Comments are Disabled

PERSONAL trainer Karl Henry was in CH Tralee on Thursday to give a talk on the ‘4 Pillars Of Lifelong Health’. The leading fitness and wellness expert is the new face of Pharmaton in Ireland and those present heard him describe how Pharmaton’s latest immunity supplement, Immuno10, can help boost immunity and help you […]

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Brenda O'Connell, Aisling O'Connell and Maeve Hartnett at the Good Friday Walk for Kerry Hospice from The Grand Hotel. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Sun Shines For The Good Friday Walk In Tralee

April 7, 2023 at 11:59 am Comments are Disabled

WE’VE got some fine, dry weather at last and it was certainly welcome for participants on Good Friday walks all over the county this morning. The fundraiser for the Kerry Hospice Foundation saw over 20 walks taking place from Ballybunion to Ballinskelligs and thankfully the sun shone to make it […]

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Dr Orlaith Brennan Royal College of Surgeons Ireland with little helpers Thom Cournane, Robin Conway, Callum Townsend from Campus Kids Creche (back from left) Niall Horan Castel Education, Fiona O'Flynn International Medical Commencement Programme MTU, Eilish Broderick MTU and Clare Neenan Castel Education with MTU students Mohammed Al Ruwaili as the Panda and Rakan Al Alwan BumbleBee at the launch of the  Photo by Michelle Cooper Galvin

MTU To Host Teddy Bears Hospital Next Month

March 29, 2023 at 10:43 am Comments are Disabled

MTU will welcome over 150 children to the North Campus in Tralee as it hosts a Teddy Bear Hospital on Saturday, April 22. The event is being organised by students and staff from MTU and RCSI (Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland), along with charity partner BUMBLEance, the world’s first […]

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Some of those gathered at the annual Tony O'Donoghue Memorial Walk on Saturday evening. Photo by Dermot Crean

Fantastic Day Planned For Tony O’Donoghue Memorial Walk

March 28, 2023 at 9:34 am Comments are Disabled

THE annual Tony O’Donoghue Memorial Walk will take place on Saturday, April 15 and a fantastic day of entertainment is guaranteed. The ninth annual walk is in memory of the Tony from Blennerville who passed away in 2014 and tens of thousands of euro have been raised over the year in […]

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Karl Henry will give a talk on April 13 at CH Tralee.

Sponsored: Karl Henry To Give Talk On Health And Wellbeing At CH Tralee

March 28, 2023 at 9:33 am Comments are Disabled

IRELAND’S most recognised personal trainer Karl Henry is coming to give a talk at CH Tralee tomorrow. He will speak on the ‘4 Pillars Of Lifelong Health at the store on Thursday, April 13 at 12noon. The leading fitness and wellness expert and Podcast host was announced as the newest face […]

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The launch of the Paul Lucey Run For The Rock took place at the Austin Stacks Clubhouse on Monday evening attended by the Lucey family. Photo by Adrienne McLoughlin

Paul Lucey ‘Run For The Rock’ Returns On May Bank Holiday Weekend

March 28, 2023 at 9:31 am Comments are Disabled

THE Paul Lucey ‘Run for the Rock’ is back again for the May Bank holiday weekend on Monday May 1. This is the fifth year of the run which has grown in strength and popularity from year to year. The run and walk honours the memory of Paul Lucey, a proud […]

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Getting ready for the Kerry Hospice Good Friday walks. From left; Kerry Hospice Ambassador Deirdre Walsh, with Andrea O'Donoghue and Mary Shanahan of Kerry Hospice. Photo by Dermot Crean

Over 20 Walks In Aid Of Kerry Hospice On Good Friday

March 25, 2023 at 11:07 am Comments are Disabled

IT’S nearly time again to hit the road this Easter in aid of the Kerry Hospice Foundation. The Good Friday walks are a great tradition and on April 7 there will be over 20 walks taking place right around the county. The 27th Tralee walk is named after the late, […]

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Emma Ryan ( Fenit Coastal Cycle Committee), Paudie Clifford (Cycle Ambassador) David O Sullivan, ( O Sullivan Cycles,Killarney).

Still Time To Register For Fenit Coastal Cycle This Saturday

March 24, 2023 at 9:09 am Comments are Disabled

THE annual Fenit Coastal Cycle takes place tomorrow morning and there’s still time to register if you want to get out and about for a spin. Celebrating 10 years of running the popular event, previous cycles have attracted almost 500 participants from across Munster and beyond. The cycle will take […]

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MTU Health and Leisure student Ivana with Joan Hussey, Kay Condon and Marian Nugent practising balance exercises  at the MTU Active Ageing day at the Kerry Sports Academy on Wednesday. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Emphasising The Benefits Of Healthy Living At Active Ageing Event

March 22, 2023 at 5:38 pm Comments are Disabled

THE benefits of being active as we get older were emphasised at the second annual MTU Kerry campus Active Ageing event held earlier today. Organised by MTU Health & Leisure Department and students in conjunction with Kerry Recreation & Sports Partnership, Healthy Ireland and Healthy Kerry, over 150 people attended […]

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Roz Purcell.

Sponsored: Top Things To Do At Wander Wild Festival This Weekend

March 21, 2023 at 4:47 pm Comments are Disabled

IF you are itching to embrace Spring with new adventures and wellness activities then pack your bags for the Wander Wild Festival – Ireland’s great outdoors festival. It’s on in Killarney from March 24th-26th and it’s the bucket list festival you don’t want to miss this year! With just 2 […]

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Sponsored: Wander Wild Festival Has Host Of Entertainment For Children

March 16, 2023 at 9:20 am Comments are Disabled

THE Wander Wild Festival 2023, which takes place from March 24-26 in Killarney, has just announced a fantastic children’s programme. The unique adventure and wellness festival set in the lakes and mountains of Killarney National Park is brimming with activities for children of all ages and teenagers to have fun […]

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Declan Murphy and Damien O'Sullivan before their Saturday morning cycle promoting the upcoming information session.

The Chain Gang Invites You To ‘Saddle Up For Summer’

March 6, 2023 at 10:17 am Comments are Disabled

IF you’re interested in getting into cycling and on your bike seeing the sights of Kerry this summer, then read on. The Tralee Chain Gang Cycling Club will hold an information night on Thursday, March 9 at 8pm at The Meadowlands Hotel inviting people to ‘saddle up for summer’. If you’re […]

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James Dalton, Tim O'Connor and William Dalton at the Valentine's 10 Miler event on Saturday morning. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Ideal Conditions For Tralee Valentine’s 10 Miler Run

February 19, 2023 at 11:10 am Comments are Disabled

CONDITIONS were ideal for a run on Saturday morning as the Valentines 10 Miler event took place once again in town. Part of the Tralee Marathon series of events this year, around 160 runners had registered for the race with runners taking off from near the AquaDome/Wetlands at 9am and […]

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