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Michelle Greaney (right) of Optimal Fitness with Tommy Horan, Anne Kelliher and Christine Brosnan looking forward to the 5k/10k Road Race on New Year's Eve. Photo by Dermot Crean

Michelle’s Invitation To Final Run Of 2017 With 5k/10k Road Race

December 14, 2017 at 2:45 pm 0 comments

A 5K/10K road race will take place on New Years Eve in Tralee to close the year on a healthy note and raise funds for a local charity. Optimal Fitness presents its first 5k and 10k event starting from The Rose Hotel at 11am on Sunday, December 31 and organiser […]

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Cathaoirleach of Kerry County Council, Cllr John Sheahan, with the winning entrants for the Kerry County Council 2018 Road Safety Calendar.

Primary School Pupils’ Art Features In Council’s Road Safety Calendar

December 14, 2017 at 2:00 pm 0 comments

PRIMARY school pupils from Kilflynn, Ardfert, Ballyheigue and around the county demonstrated their artistic skills to highlight road safety in the 2018 Kerry County Council Road Safety Calendar competition. This week, David Doyle, Senior Engineer, Operations, Capital Infrastructure and Safety Department, Kerry County Council presented the twelve winning pupils from various primary […]

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Status Yellow Wind Warning Extended For Kerry

Status Yellow Wind Warning Extended For Kerry

December 14, 2017 at 11:06 am 0 comments

THE Status Yellow Wind Warning for Kerry is still in place for today and has been extended to 4am on Friday morning. Met Eireann updated the previous warning this morning at 9am which applies to Donegal, Galway, Mayo, Clare, Cork, Kerry and Limerick. West to northwest winds veering north to […]

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Ms Daly's Senior Infants in Presentation Primary ready for the Christmas Concert on Wednesday evening. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Singing, Dancing And Fun At Presentation Primary Concert

December 14, 2017 at 10:45 am 0 comments

TWO sellout shows took place at Presentation Primary School on Wednesday as pupils performed their annual Christmas concert. Speaking to teacher Helena Hennessy before the evening performance, she said the afternoon show was a huge success thanks to the rehearsals put in over the previous two weeks by all involved. […]

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Pres Students Get Photography Tips From Camera Club Exhibition

December 14, 2017 at 10:44 am 0 comments

PRESENTATION Secondary Tralee first year students visited the Ardfert Camera Club’s exhibition in the nearby County Library and invited the club to display their exhibition on the corridors of Pres Tralee. The stunning photographs have drawn huge attention from all the students and staff in the school – not just the […]

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Ms Sugrue's Senior Infants in Scoil Eoin ready for the Christmas Concert on Wednesday evening. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Scoil Eoin Pupils Have Festive Fun At Concerts

December 14, 2017 at 10:22 am 0 comments

THE town’s largest primary school, Scoil Eoin in Balloonagh, hosted three days of festive fun as the annual Christmas concerts took place this week. There were performances during the day and in the evening with parents enjoying music, drama and dancing from pupils in all years. Madeline McCarthy’s third class […]

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Over 50 Refugees Due To Arrive In Kerry

Over 50 Refugees Due To Arrive In Kerry

December 14, 2017 at 10:13 am 0 comments

KILLARNEY will receive 55 refugees into the town in the coming days. They will be accommodated in Linden House on the New Road which has previously housed asylum seekers. Mayor of Killarney, Cllr Niall Kelleher, has expressed concern that the local community and Kerry County Council had not been consulted […]

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At the launch of the 5k A Day for January Challenge in the Ashe Hotel on Tuesday night were, kneeling; Jenny Boyle, Tommy Commane and Luke Boyle. Back from left; Noel Kelliher, Yvonne Quill, Michelle McGrath, Elma Walsh, Colin 'Poshey' Aherne, Eamonn McAuliffe, Breda Dyland and Trish Kelly. Photo by Dermot Crean

Over 150 People Already Signed Up For January 5k A Day Challenge

December 13, 2017 at 3:41 pm 0 comments

THE launch of the 5k a day January challenge for positive mental health took place in The Ashe Hotel on Tuesday night and already over 150 people have registered to take part. Colin ‘Poshey’ Aherne was present at the hotel with Elma Walsh from the Donal Walsh Livelife Foundation and […]

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Trae Pemberton and Goran Pantovic with kids at the Tralee Imperials Basketball Marathon on Saturday. Photo by Dermot Crean

Imperials Club Raises Funds With Basketball Marathon

December 13, 2017 at 1:38 pm 0 comments

TRALEE Imperials BC took over the hall in Mercy Mounthawk on Saturday and did a marathon 12 hours of basketball raising funds for club and the Kerry Hospice Foundation. Starting at 9am with the enthusiasm of the young academy members evident, each age group took to the floor filling an hour […]

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Pictured with Cllr Michael O’Shea at the Kilderry Bends on the N70, Franck Guérineau (centre) and Paul Curry of the Kerry National Road Design Office.

Work To Commence In January On New €10m Road On Tralee-Killorglin Route

December 13, 2017 at 11:36 am 0 comments

WORK is due to begin next month on the construction of a new road at the Kilderry Bends on the N70 between Milltown and Killorglin following the appointment of a contractor for the €10m project. Kerry County Council has received approval from Transport Infrastructure Ireland to appoint Cork-based Sorenson Civil […]

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Traffic Returns To Bridge Street/The Mall On Thursday Evening

Traffic Returns To Bridge Street/The Mall On Thursday Evening

December 13, 2017 at 11:22 am 0 comments

THE Mall and Bridge Street in Tralee will re-open to traffic on Thursday evening at 6.00pm following the completion of works costing approximately €1.7m as part of the Tralee Active Travel Town Project. New taxi bye-laws have been in place since Tuesday and the part-pedestrianisation of The Mall will come […]

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Repro Free Tralee ~Golf Club 11.12.17

TRALEE GOLF CLUB RETIREMENT OF COURSE SUPERINTENDENT  JJ YOUNG .JJ Young retires from Tralee Golf Club after 41 years’ service as Course Superintendent. The club honoured his service by holding a charity golf competition and dinner attended by club members & guests. During the evening Club officers including Captain Kevin Mc Carthy, Lady Captain Margaret O’Shea & Chairperson Teddy Reynolds thanked JJ for his loyal service to the club & the vital part he played in developing the Arnold Palmer designed course into one of the finest links layouts in the world. In his farewell speech JJ spoke fondly of his time & passion in working with Tralee Golf Club & thanked all members for making his day so special.The occasion was marked with TGC granting JJ with Honorary Life Membership. A special presentation was also made to JJ & his wife Adrienne. PICTURED  L to R    Kevin McCarthy Captain TGC ,  J.J. Young , Teddy Reynolds Chairperson TGC and  Margaret O’Shea Lady Captain, ,   
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Tralee Golf Club Honours JJ For His Years Of Service

December 13, 2017 at 9:30 am 0 comments

A SPECIAL  celebration was held recently to mark the retirement of the Tralee Golf Club Course Superintendent. JJ Young retires from Tralee Golf Club after 41 years’ service and the club honoured his service by holding a charity golf competition and dinner attended by club members and guests. Continued below… […]

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The dancers in the Ballymacelligott GAA 'Strictly Come Dancing' 2018.

Participants Getting Ready For Ballymac GAA’s ‘Strictly Love Dancing 2018’

December 13, 2017 at 9:28 am 0 comments

THE talented and hardworking Ballymac Strictly Love Dancing participants will take to the floor in less than two months to dance their hearts out for the chance to be crowned winners in the 2018 competition. The dancers rehearsals are well underway and this year’s event at the Ballygarry House Hotel […]

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At the Tralee Credit Union AGM last night in The Rose Hotel were; Front Row from left;
Sean Roche, John O’Connor, Tom Lawlor, Aoife Lynch, John Welch. Back Row: Michael O’Sullivan, Eddie Enright, Richard Bono, Caroline Sugrue, Pa Laide, Una Glazier-Farmer, Danny Kerins. Photo by Dermot Crean

Motion To Change Name Of Tralee Credit Union Is Passed

December 12, 2017 at 1:08 pm 0 comments

TRALEE Credit Union will be known as ‘Cara Credit Union’ after the motion to change its name was passed last night at the AGM in The Rose Hotel. There was a large attendance at  the 50th Annual General Meeting where the Board of Directors  reported a very positive year of […]

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Looking forward to the Christmas Fair in Teach an tSolais in St John's Ashe Street on Sunday were Mona Butler, Michael Latchford, Rhona Giles and Mary Kinch. Photo by Dermot Crean

Christmas Fair Returns To St John’s Ashe Street On Saturday

December 12, 2017 at 12:54 pm 0 comments

TEACH an tSolais at St John’s Ashe Street will be a busy spot this Saturday as the parish hosts a Christmas Fair from 10am to 4pm. The Fair has returned after a break of three years and there’s some great prizes including a weekend away at Breaffy House Resort in […]

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Blessings On Christmas Crib And Christie Statue On 10th Anniversary Of His Death

Blessings On Christmas Crib And Christie Statue On 10th Anniversary Of His Death

December 12, 2017 at 12:16 pm 0 comments

THE Christmas Crib in the Square received a blessing yesterday afternoon. Fr Tadhg Fitzgerald PP of St John’s and Church of Ireland Rev. Jim Stephens performed the joint ceremony watched by a small gathering, while Mark Leen concluded the blessing with a Christmas hymn. The crib was subject to vandalism […]

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Tralee Bay Swimming Club members looking forward to the Christmas swim.

Will You Be Taking A Dip On Christmas Day In Fenit?

December 12, 2017 at 10:34 am 0 comments

TRALEE Bay Swimming Club has announced details of The 65th Annual Christmas Day Swim in Fenit. Once again the collection will be in aid of RNLI Fenit Lifeboats. The swim will take place at 12 noon and will begin with The traditional singing of Jingle Bells. Santa will then sound […]

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Morna and Joe O'Halloran with Eoin Porter and Goldie the dog at the Santa 5k Fun Run from the Tralee Bay Wetlands on Sunday morning. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: More From The Santa 5k Fun Fun At The Wetlands (Part 2)

December 11, 2017 at 12:55 pm 0 comments

AS we brought you earlier (click here if you missed it), the annual Tralee Santa 5k Fun Run was another great success despite the bad weather yesterday morning. Hundreds took to the road from the Tralee Bay Wetlands just after 11am with many dressed in their Santa hats and Christmas […]

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Five Kerry Projects To Receive Government Funding

Five Kerry Projects To Receive Government Funding

December 11, 2017 at 11:09 am 0 comments

FIVE Kerry projects are among the 11 recipients of almost €14.3m in funding approved in counties in the southern region in the Regional Enterprise Development Fund, The Fund, which is an open national competitive call to support regional projects, is provided by the Department of Business, Enterprise and Innovation, through Enterprise […]

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The O'Sullivan clan and friends at the Santa 5k Fun Run from the Tralee Bay Wetlands on Sunday morning. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Hundreds Brave The Rain For Santa 5k Fun Run (Part 1)

December 11, 2017 at 10:20 am 1 comment

IT was cold. It was wet. There was lots of red. The annual Tralee Santa 5k Fun Run went ahead on Sunday morning and fair play to the hundreds who turned out to raise much needed funds for the children’s ward at University Hospital Kerry. It was a sea of […]

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Radio Kerry Journalist Releases Third Book

Radio Kerry Journalist Releases Third Book

December 10, 2017 at 11:28 am 0 comments

A RADIO Kerry journalist has published his third novel which is now on sale. Annascaul man Eamonn Hickson has released ‘Terror’, a thriller in which three people decide to commit a terror attack. The journalist says writing about this topic was not a reaction to recent terror attacks, but rather […]

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Status Yellow Wind And Rain Warnings For Kerry

December 9, 2017 at 6:02 pm 0 comments

MET Eireann has this afternoon issued a Status Yellow rainfall warning for Kerry for tomorrow. This is in addition to the wind warning issued yesterday for the county which comes into effect from 1am on Sunday to noon later that day. Southeast winds veering northwest are expected to reach mean […]

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Gardaí In Kerry And Cork Seize Drugs Worth Estimated €150,000

Gardaí In Kerry And Cork Seize Drugs Worth Estimated €150,000

December 9, 2017 at 2:00 pm 0 comments

Gardaí  have arrested two men and one woman and seized a quantity of drugs in an operation in Cork and Kerry on Friday evening. Gardaí from the Cork City Divisional Drugs unit carried out an operation which resulted in the seizure of cannabis herb with an approximate value of €140,000 […]

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The overall “Best Young Entrepreneur” for the county was named as Rob Durran (age 34) who is Co-founder of the company Xi (Research and Development) Ltd. trading as Xintec based in Tralee. This business provides anti fraud solutions to telecom providers counteracting International Revenue Share Fraud.. The entrepreneur also won the category for the Best Established Business and an investment fund from LEO Kerry worth €15,000.
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Kerry’s Best Young Entrepreneurs Announced €50,000 investment fund presented by Kerry County Council Local Enterprise Office to six young entrepreneurs in the county, all aged between 18 and 35.Kerry’s best young entrepreneurs have been announced at the County Final of Ireland’s Best Young Entrepreneur (IBYE) competition, which took place in the Ballygarry House Hotel on Thursday, 7th December.IBYE, which has a €2 million investment fund, is run by the 31 Local Enterprise Offices (LEOs) and is supported by the Department of Business, Enterprise and Innovation and Enterprise Ireland. A total of €50,000 was awarded in prizes across three different categories including best Business Idea, Best Start Up Business and Best Established Business.The overall “Best Young Entrepreneur” for the county was named as Rob Durran (age 34) who is Co-founder of the company Xi (Research and Development) Ltd. trading as Xintec based in Tralee. This business provides anti fraud solutions to telecom providers counteracting International Revenue Share Fraud.. The entrepreneur also won the category for the Best Established Business and an investment fund from LEO Kerry worth €15,000.The other main category winners on the day were Niall Harty (age 30) of Harty Nutrition Ltd. who won the Best Start Up Business category with his Origin Clean Protein Bars business. This company produces a range of protein bars and the company has seen substantial growth over the past year with sales through the multiples such as SuperValuCaroline Birch (aged 28) won the Best Business Idea category with her business idea Wild Adventure Way (WAW). Wild Adventure Way will bring the adventure community together in one online portal making it easy for travelers to compare and book adventure holidays. Caroline won a prize of €7,000. All three category winners will now be representing the County at the Mid West Regional Finals scheduled for the 16th January.Meanwhile, the category runners-up also shared an investment of €13,000 between their three businesses. They were: Nikolia O’Connor, aged 18, Ballydavid in the Best Business Idea category with his Muscle Physio Therapy product: Shane O’ Leary (28) of Cordal Goats Cheese in the Best Start Up Category and Marie Looby (34) of Peregreen Energy in the Best Established Business category.Tomás Hayes, the Head of Local Enterprise with Local Enterprise Office Kerry said: “Kerry County Council started the search to find Ireland’s Best Young Entrepreneur in July and the national competition received a huge number of entries this year, with 1,500 young entrepreneurs applying nationally.  After a very successful IBYE bootcamp and County Final, the future is bright for both youth entrepreneurship and job creation in the region.”These sentiments were echoed by Charlie O’ Sullivan, Deputy Chief Executive of Kerry County Council who commended the participants on the very high standard of the applications received and the need for entrepreneurship, jobs and economic development to safeguard the future prosperity of County Kerry. Special guests at the IBYE County Final included the Mayor of Kerry, Cllr. John Sheahan, Beda O’ Dwyer of the Institute of Technology and Michael Scannell, Director of Community and Economic Development, Kerry County Council.The Regional Finals for IBYE to select 24 national finalists across the three competition categories will take place on 16th January. Further details on the competition and supports available to young entrepreneurs are available through www.localenterprise.ie and from the IBYE website at www.ibye.ie. ENDSFor media queries, please contact your Local Enterprise Office.Notes to Editor:About IBYE:      www.ibye.ie•	Ireland’s Best Young Entrepreneur is an enterprise initiative run by the 31 Local Enterprise Offices (LEOs) around the country and funded by the Department of Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation and Enterprise Ireland. A €2 million investment fund is available through IBYE which supports young entrepreneurs through training, mentoring and direct financial investments.•	Now in its fourth year, IBYE was open to people between the ages of 18 (at date of application) and 35 (at 31st December 2017) with an innovative business idea, new start-up or established business, including: individuals, venture teams, partnerships, existing businesses with a new idea, or people overseas (including Irish emigrants) who will headquarter in Ireland.•	Each LEO has a total fund of up to €50,000 to invest in six businesses (three category winners and three runners-up) according to criteria including businesses’ investment needs. The three categories are as follows:- Best Business Idea(pre-trading) – up to €10,000 investment fund through every LEO (€7,000 for category winner and €3,000 for runner-up, through every LEO)                                                                  - Best Start-Up Business(up to 24 months), with up to €20,000 investment fund through every LEO (€15,000 for category winner and €5,000 for runner-up, through every LEO)                                      - Best Established Business(over 24 months) with up to €20,000 investment fund through every LEO (€15,000 for category winner and €5,000 for runner-up, through every LEO)•	The county winners will now proceed to eight regional finals in January and February 2017 from which 24 contenders (three from each region – one in each category) will be selected to compete for the national title of Ireland’s Best Young Entrepreneur. •	A further €100,000 investment fund will be available to invest in the winners of the three categories at the national final, one of which will also be named as “Ireland’s Best Young Entrepreneur.

Tralee Man Wins Kerry’s Best Young Entrepreneur Award

December 9, 2017 at 9:54 am 0 comments

THE co-founder of a Tralee based company has been named as the  overall “Best Young Entrepreneur” for the county as Kerry’s best young entrepreneurs were announced at the County Final of Ireland’s Best Young Entrepreneur (IBYE) competition on Thursday in the Ballygarry House Hotel The overall “Best Young Entrepreneur” for the county […]

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Know Your Rights: Rent-A-Room Tax Relief

December 9, 2017 at 9:54 am 0 comments

Know Your Rights has been compiled by Kerry Citizens Information Service which provides a free and confidential service to the public… Question: I have retired from work and am planning to rent my spare room to a student lodger to supplement my pension. Will I have to pay tax on the […]

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Clampdown On People Parking Illegally In Disabled Parking Bays

Clampdown On People Parking Illegally In Disabled Parking Bays

December 8, 2017 at 2:24 pm 3 comments

FIVE people were detected parking illegally in Disabed Parking Bays in Tralee by 12 noon today in a clampdown on the offence. Kerry County Council and An Garda Síochána are conducting a campaign today in Tralee to highlight inappropriate parking in disabled parking bays in the town as well as the […]

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Aldi has reached the significant milestone of donating 1,000,000 meals to charities through FoodCloud since the partnership began.  This equates to a saving of almost €1.5 million for the charity partners involved.
Pictured (L to R) is:  FoodCloud co-founder and CEO Iseult Ward, Finbar McCarthy, Aldi’s Group Buying Director and FoodCloud co-founder and CEO FoodCloud Hubs Aoibheann O’Brien.

Aldi Donates €500 To Novas Knocklee House In Tralee

December 8, 2017 at 1:35 pm 0 comments

NOVAS Knocklee House in Tralee has been nominated by FoodCloud to receive a €500 donation from Aldi to help the charity support its core services this Christmas. Novas Knocklee House on the Castlemaine Road was selected by FoodCloud to receive the Aldi donation in recognition of the essential services it provides during […]

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Someone In Kerry Won This Week’s €50,000 Prize Bond Star Prize

Someone In Kerry Won This Week’s €50,000 Prize Bond Star Prize

December 8, 2017 at 12:35 pm 0 comments

THIS week’s Prize Bond Star Prize of €50,000 was won in Kerry. So if you’re the owner of lucky Prize Bond number XR650680 then congratulations. The lucky bond was purchased in 2014.  There were over 4,150 prizes awarded in this week’s Prize Bond Draw, amounting to over €270,000. In addition to a €1 million prize awarded on […]

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Santa Claus with Parker and Shiniqua O'Driscoll and Marie Dennehy at the Tralee Local Employment Services Coffee Morning in aid of the Tír na nÓg Orphanage on Thursday. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Festive Coffee Morning At Tralee LES Raises Funds For Orphanage

December 8, 2017 at 12:17 pm 0 comments

THE people at Tralee Local Employment Services (LES) held a coffee morning on Thursday to help out an orphanage in Africa and ended up raising €1,120. Christmas jumpers abounded at their office at North Circular Road and people from local agencies and employers associated with Tralee LES showed up to […]

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Here’s What The New Kerry Brand Identity Looks Like

Here’s What The New Kerry Brand Identity Looks Like

December 8, 2017 at 9:39 am 0 comments

A NEW brand identity has been launched today which will be used to market Kerry at home and abroad. With the theme of ‘Kerry – Your Natural Escape’ – the Destination Kerry brand includes icons, imagery and messaging for use on all multiple platforms and highlights some of the top […]

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