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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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Volunteers Needed In Kerry For Lollipop Day

Volunteers Needed In Kerry For Lollipop Day

January 16, 2019 at 11:22 am Comments are Disabled

THE Oesophageal Cancer Fund (OCF) needs your help this March. For the 18th annual Lollipop Day, the OCF is calling for volunteers in Kerry on Friday, March 1 and Saturday, March 2 to help raise vital funds for oesophageal cancer. Lollipop Day involves thousands of people selling lollipops (€2) nationwide, […]

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Taking off  at the Garvey's Supervalu Tralee Operation Transformation walk on Thursday evening. Photo by Dermot Crean

Join the Garvey’s Fit Crew For Operation Transformation Walks Starting This Week

January 15, 2019 at 12:53 pm Comments are Disabled

IT’S become a hugely popular way of getting healthy for the new year so it’s no surprise to see the Garvey’s Supervalu Tralee Operation Transformation group walks/runs return for 2019. It all starts this Thursday at 6.30pm from the carpark at the Tralee store and will continued  every Thursday for an […]

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Participants set off at the Operation Transformation Walk at Tralee Bay Wetlands on Saturday morning. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Fantastic Turnout For Operation Transformation Walk

January 13, 2019 at 12:14 pm 1 comment

THERE was a bit of misty rain, but that didn’t deter around 500 people from setting off from Tralee Bay Wetlands on Saturday morning for the Operations Transformation Walk. The walk, coinciding with the official RTÉ start time of 11am, was organised by Kerry Recreation and Sports Partnership followed the […]

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Roger Harty: Control = Peace

Roger Harty: Control = Peace

January 13, 2019 at 11:43 am Comments are Disabled

I SUPPOSE the best place to start here is with an example. One of the best areas to take an example from is a situation where our life is at risk as it makes its point pretty quickly and also at a deeper level. Why? I hear you ask. Because […]

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Participants at the start of the Jimmy Duffy Memorial Cycle on Saturday morning. Photo by Dermot Crean

On Your Bike For The Jimmy Duffy Memorial Cycle This Saturday

January 11, 2019 at 9:29 am Comments are Disabled

TIME to get active again after the Christmas/New Year period and what better way than to achieve this than by getting the bike out for a cycle. The Jimmy Duffy Memorial Cycle takes place this Saturday, at 11am from St. Pat’s GAA Club, Blennerville. The event is held annually to […]

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The countdown is on for the Operation Transformation walk this Saturday, January 12th at 11am at Tralee Bay Wetlands Centre. Pictured are some of the people who make the walk safe & successful, from left; Córa Carrigg, Co-ordinator, Kerry Recreation & Sports Partnership (KRSP), Mary O' Connor, Manager, Tralee Bay Wetlands Centre,  Jimmy Deenihan, Chairman, KRSP, Nathan McDonnell, Ballyseede Café and Garda Danielle O' Connell, Tralee Garda Station. The event is organised by Kerry Recreation and Sports Partnership in conjunction with Kerry County Council. Pic: Pauline Dennigan

Just Days To Go Until ‘Operation Transformation’ Walk

January 7, 2019 at 2:27 pm Comments are Disabled

THERE’S only days to go to this year’s Operations Transformation Walk and it’s shaping up nicely. The walk, organised by Kerry Recreation and Sports Partnership will follow the old tow path of the Tralee Ship Canal, a stunning walk just outside Tralee town, seeped in nature and scenery what more […]

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Sarah Cleary, Aoife O'Donoghue, Rebecca Reilly and Molly Breathnach at the Gaelcholáiste Chiarraí students' debs ball at Ballyroe Heights Hotel on Saturday night. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Gaelcholáiste Chiarraí Students Enjoy Their Debs Ball

January 6, 2019 at 12:38 pm Comments are Disabled

AFTER CBS and Mercy Mounthawk students enjoyed their debs during the week, it was time for Gaelcholáiste Chiarraí students to have some fun on Saturday night. Again, the venue was the Ballyroe Heights Hotel and 74 students enjoyed a three course meal with entertainment from DJ Big Jim. They were joined […]

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Breda Furlong, Jean Devane, Ciara Cashman, Eilish Griffin and Julie Cashman at the CH Chemists 'Strictly'-themed Christmas party at Ballygarry House Hotel on Saturday night. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: CH Chemists Staff Enjoy A Belated ‘Strictly’-Themed Christmas Party

January 6, 2019 at 11:27 am Comments are Disabled

BETTER late than never! The folks at CH Chemists were working flat out over the past couple of months to make sure Santa came to people in Tralee and beyond, so much so that they didn’t have time for a Christmas party. Well that was rectified on Saturday night when […]

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Roger Harty: Ten Mighty Words

Roger Harty: Ten Mighty Words

January 6, 2019 at 11:25 am Comments are Disabled

I WAS in the restroom (fancy name for toilet!) of a local hotel recently when someone asked me if I was enjoying my evening. I replied that I was having a ‘mighty’ night and he immediately retorted that I must be from Galway seen that I used the word ‘mighty’ […]

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Participants of the Kerins O'Rahillys 10k run on Sunday morning. Photos by Lisa O'Mahony.

Local Man To Be Honoured At Kerins O’Rahillys Annual Race

January 5, 2019 at 11:26 am Comments are Disabled

THE Kerins O’Rahillys GAA Club 10k/5k race returns again later this month and this time it will honour a local man who has served the club and local community over the past 40 years. After 41 years teaching in Holy Family school, Francie Quill retired from his role as Deputy […]

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Rachel Ryan, Sorcha Ringland and Meabh McElligott at the Mercy Mounthawk Students' Debs Ball at the Ballyroe Heights Hotel on Thursday night. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: More Glamour From The Mercy Mounthawk Students’ Debs Ball (Part 2)

January 4, 2019 at 3:02 pm Comments are Disabled

EARLIER we brought you some of the style from the Mercy Mounthawk students’ debs ball at the Ballyroe Heights Hotel held on Thursday night (click here for previous coverage). Over 340 teenagers had a great time at the event and they certainly dressed to impress as you can see from […]

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Rebecca O'Brien, Jessica Moynihan, Amy Kerins, Christine Fitzgibbon and Natalie Daly at the Mercy Mounthawk Students' Debs Ball at the Ballyroe Heights Hotel on Thursday night. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Style From The Mercy Mounthawk Students’ Debs Ball (Part 1)

January 4, 2019 at 2:34 pm Comments are Disabled

WITH school starting again next week it’s a timely occasion to end the holiday season with a party. Well, Mercy Mounthawk students did just that by organising their annual Debs Ball and over 340 people gathered at the Ballyroe Heights Hotel for a serious shindig on Thursday night. They certainly […]

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Helping to launch the Born To Run Tralee Marathon Club Couch to 5k programme are Conor Cusack, Kirstie McTrusty, Maria Moynihan, Betty Brosnan, Rose Brosnan and Jack Moriarty. Photo Credit: Poshey Aherne

Time To Hit The Road With Born To Run Club’s ‘Couch To 5k’ Programme

January 3, 2019 at 10:55 am Comments are Disabled

YOU’VE demolished the last of the USA biscuits, there’s barely a Bounty left in the box of Celebrations and you don’t want to see another turkey and ham dinner for 12 months. But despite the best of intentions to get back on the straight and narrow in January, it can […]

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Cian Barden, Kristyna Cieslarova, Jason Hellstrom and Gillian Boardwell and Noel Brassil and Emer Forde at the CBS The Green Students' Debs Ball at Ballyroe Heights Hotel on Wednesday night. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Glamour At The CBS The Green Students’ Debs Ball

January 3, 2019 at 10:54 am Comments are Disabled

THE party season may be over but nobody told the students from CBS The Green who held their Debs Ball at Ballyroe Heights Hotel on Wednesday night. Organised by the students, around 180 teenagers sat down for a meal followed by a DJ who kept the party atmosphere going and […]

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Fitness And Nutrition Talk To Benefit Children’s Hospital

Fitness And Nutrition Talk To Benefit Children’s Hospital

January 3, 2019 at 10:42 am Comments are Disabled

A TALK will be held tonight (Thursday) on weight loss, fitness and nutrition, with all proceeds raised going towards Crumlin Children’s Hospital. ‘Fat Loss Made Easy’ at The Rose Hotel from 7.30pm will feature three speakers from the world of fitness and nutrition; Michael Dillon of Kinetic Health and Fitness, […]

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Roger Harty: New Years Resolutions

Roger Harty: New Years Resolutions

December 31, 2018 at 12:15 pm 1 comment

AS a wise Kerryman once said ‘A good place to begin is at the start’ so I would like to start with a good question. The question is ‘What are we trying to achieve’? The title says New Years Resolutions which by its very nature would suggest that whatever we […]

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Joe Hennerbery of Kerry Hospice, General Manager of The Rose Hotel, Mark Sullivan and Michelle Greaney of Optimal Fitness  launch the New Year's Eve 10/5k Run in aid of Kerry Hospice. Photo by Dermot Crean

Still Time To Enter The New Year’s Eve 10k/5k Road Race

December 29, 2018 at 11:03 am Comments are Disabled

OVERDONE it with the turkey and a few drinks? Well there’s still time to redeem yourself and an event on New Year’s Eve will provide you with the chance to end 2018 on a healthy note. The Optimal Fitness Tralee 5k and 10k Road Race takes place on December 31 […]

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Some of participants at the Tralee RFC Family Fun Run on St Stephen's Day. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: A Great Day For A Run At Tralee RFC

December 28, 2018 at 10:08 am Comments are Disabled

ST Stephen’s Day is always fun at Tralee Rugby Club, but the fine weather made it an even more enjoyable day at O’Dowd Park. The 5k/3k family fun run has become a tradition at this stage and they had a nice turnout with many kids joining their parents in the […]

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Roger Harty: Why Turkeys Don’t Vote For Christmas

Roger Harty: Why Turkeys Don’t Vote For Christmas

December 23, 2018 at 12:50 pm 1 comment

I HAVE listened to many talks and speeches in my lifetime and I have a particular interest in how they are delivered. A key aspect of any speech is to inject a little bit of humour as it will engage the interest of your audience and may also help to […]

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Participants at the start of the Jimmy Duffy Memorial Cycle on Saturday morning. Photo by Dermot Crean

Mark The Date For The Jimmy Duffy Memorial Cycle

December 23, 2018 at 12:40 pm Comments are Disabled

TIME to get active again after the Christmas/New Year period and what better way than to achieve this than by getting the bike out for a cycle. The Jimmy Duffy Memorial Cycle takes place Saturday, January 12 at 11am from St. Pat’s GAA Club, Blennerville. The event is held annually […]

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Setting off on the 'Operation Transformation' Walk from Tralee Bay Wetlands on Saturday morning. Photo by Dermot Crean

Mark The Date For ‘Operation Transformation’ Walk In January

December 20, 2018 at 2:08 pm Comments are Disabled

IT’S that time of year again, when Kerry Recreation and Sports Partnership have teamed up with Sport Ireland and Healthy Ireland to bring the National Operation Transformation Walk to Kerry. Now in its ninth year, the walk will see people all over the county put on their walking shoes, embrace […]

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Joe Hennerbery of Kerry Hospice, General Manager of The Rose Hotel, Mark Sullivan and Michelle Greaney of Optimal Fitness  launch the New Year's Eve 10/5k Run in aid of Kerry Hospice. Photo by Dermot Crean

End The Year With A Refreshing 5k/10k Run For Palliative Care Unit

December 17, 2018 at 4:44 pm Comments are Disabled

IT was such a success last year that it’s back again this New Year’s Eve providing runners with a chance to end 2018 on a healthy note. The Optimal Fitness Tralee 5k and 10k Road Race takes place on December 31 at 11am and proceeds raised will go to the Palliative […]

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Pat Sheehy received his Parkrun Hero award recently at the Town Park.

Tralee Man Named A Parkrun Hero

December 17, 2018 at 12:21 pm Comments are Disabled

A TRALEE man has been named a VHI Parkrun Hero as he picked up the award for November. Pat Sheehy is a core member of the Tralee parkrun team and has volunteered 250+ times for both parkrun and junior parkruns that take place on Saturday and Sunday mornings. The monthly […]

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Sarah Moloney and Ciara Hill at Brendan McMahon's Retirement Party from CBS Primary School at The Ashe Hotel on Saturday night. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Party Time At The Ashe And Rose Hotels

December 16, 2018 at 9:59 am Comments are Disabled

PARTY season continues and it’s a boom time for hotels, restaurants and bars with hundreds of revellers hitting the town on Saturday night. In The Ashe Hotel there was a special celebration for one man which double up as a Christmas party. Brendan McMahon has been a teacher at CBS […]

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Roger Harty: Living In the Now

Roger Harty: Living In the Now

December 16, 2018 at 9:57 am 2 comments

AS I embark to write about this title, I cannot but ask myself how ridiculous the title is and how on earth am I going to get a full article out of it without boring people to death. The mind boggles and truly my mind is ‘boggling right now’, but […]

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Susan Sugrue, Catherine Sugrue, Jo O'Connor, Marie Hill and Kayrena Bolger enjoying the Scoil Eoin Balloonagh Christmas party in Kirby's Brogue Inn on Friday night. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: The Brogue And The Ashe Host Christmas Parties

December 15, 2018 at 10:05 am Comments are Disabled

WITH Christmas approaching fast, this weekend is party central in Tralee as work colleagues who have worked hard all year come together for a well-deserved night out. It’s boom time for the hotels, restaurants and bars in the town and they are certainly giving value for money with their party […]

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Tracy Hurley, Mairead O'Sullivan and Sandra MacMillan at the University Hospital Kerry Christmas Party Night at Ballyroe Heights Hotel on Friday night. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: University Hospital Kerry Staff Enjoy Christmas Party Night

December 15, 2018 at 10:04 am Comments are Disabled

THERE were no scrubs or white coats in sight on Friday night in the Ballyroe Heights Hotel as staff from University Hospital Kerry enjoyed their Christmas party. There were around 330 people from many departments attending where they enjoyed a mulled wine reception before a delicious four course meal and […]

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Santa with Moyderwell pupils taking part in the Jingle Bell Jog on Wednesday morning. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Moyderwell Pupils Jingle All The Way Round The Park In Fundraiser

December 13, 2018 at 10:19 am Comments are Disabled

A FRESH morning in the Town Park provided ideal conditions for a healthy and enjoyable fundraiser involving Moyderwell Mercy Primary School pupils. The ‘Jingle Bell Jog’ saw excited pupils, with many donning Santa hats and Christmas jumpers, do a circuit of the Park. “The Jingle Bell Jog is a festive […]

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Aileen Galloway and Aaron James at the Ballyheigue GAA 'Strictly Come Dancing' on Saturday night at the Ballyroe Heights Hotel. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Fantastic Fun At Ballyheigue GAA ‘Strictly Come Dancing’

December 9, 2018 at 10:40 am Comments are Disabled

THEY came in their hundreds, despite the wind and rain, for a fantastic night of entertainment at Ballyroe Heights Hotel on Saturday, as 12 couples competed in the Ballyheigue GAA ‘Strictly Come Dancing’. There were banners aplenty all around the dance floor as the couples danced the night away to impress […]

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