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Share A Dream Brings Joy To Sarah With Unicorn-Themed Bedroom

Share A Dream Brings Joy To Sarah With Unicorn-Themed Bedroom

May 24, 2017 at 3:55 pm 0 comments

A YOUNG girl from Ballyrickard came home this afternoon to find the Share A Dream Foundation had made her dream of a bedroom makeover come true. Ten-year-old Sarah Carty from The Orchard, was diagnosed with Leukaemia in August 2010 and went through two years of intense treatment. In 2014 she […]

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WATCH: School’s Road Safety Video Needs Views In RSA Competition

WATCH: School’s Road Safety Video Needs Views In RSA Competition

May 24, 2017 at 1:37 pm 0 comments

PUPILS at a school in Milltown are looking for people to view their video entry in a competition run by the Road Safety Association. The Nagle Rice School entered a competition encouraging children to stay safe on the roads. Carol O’Connor helped the teachers by creating a dance routine with all classes represented. Continued […]

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Students and staff at Kerry College of Further Education celebrate the news that the Erasmus Plus Programme will be introduced for students.

KCFE Students Can Now Get Grants For Work Experience Abroad

May 24, 2017 at 12:19 pm 0 comments

KERRY College of Further Education at Clash, Tralee has been successful in securing the Erasmus Plus programme for future students of the college. This in an EU funded scheme and it provides an option for KCFE students to complete the work experience part of their course abroad. Learners who are successful in […]

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Elma Walsh with Principal of Spa NS Peter Linehan and those attending the Spa NS family day in memory of Donal Walsh on Sunday. Photo by Dermot Crean

Spa NS Looks Forward To Donal Walsh 6k Challenge Next Month

May 24, 2017 at 11:33 am 0 comments

THERE was a real buzz of excitement and anticipation at Spa N.S. this week as the 2017 ‘Donal Walsh Spa 6K Challenge’ was launched. This will be the fourth year of the event and the whole school community is busy organising another family fun day in honour of Donal, their […]

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Tralee Man Tommy Brings ‘Glamping’ To Camp

Tralee Man Tommy Brings ‘Glamping’ To Camp

May 24, 2017 at 10:56 am 0 comments

A TRALEE native has started a business in Camp which he hopes will bring something different to the area for tourists. Last Sunday, Coach Field Camp opened their doors to the locals of the area to reveal beautifully handcrafted vardo camping pods and a large teepee. The camp site is the brain […]

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Open Morning On Adult Education Options At Tralee VTOS

Open Morning On Adult Education Options At Tralee VTOS

May 23, 2017 at 4:33 pm 0 comments

THOSE with an interest in getting back into education should pay a visit to Tralee VTOS at Clash on tomorrow morning (Wednesday) for an Open Day, from 10am to 1pm, about the services they offer. The information morning gives information on the two year Leaving Cert course, QQI Level 3 General Learning, QQI […]

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Mitchels Road Closed To Traffic Until June 2

Mitchels Road Closed To Traffic Until June 2

May 23, 2017 at 3:15 pm 0 comments

IF you’ve been looking to get to Boherbee from the Dan Spring Road (or vice-versa) over the past couple of days then you’ll have noticed the Mitchels road is blocked off. The watermains is being replaced at present at the junction of Mitchels Road and Mitchels Avenue so the road […]

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An Garda Síochána

Kerry Has Over 5,700 Subscribers To Text Alert Services

May 23, 2017 at 3:05 pm 0 comments

THE number of people signing up to a Text Alert service from their local Gardaí in the country has more than doubled in just three years, according to new figures. In Kerry there are 43 Text Alert services with 5,752 subscribers. Fresh figures released by the Garda Crime Prevention National […]

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Book Of Condolences Opens In Tralee After Manchester Atrocity

Book Of Condolences Opens In Tralee After Manchester Atrocity

May 23, 2017 at 2:14 pm 0 comments

KERRY County Council is opening a Book of Condolences for the victims of the Manchester attack. The Book of Condolences will be available from this afternoon in the reception area of County Buildings in Rathass, Tralee during office hours. There were 22 people killed, including the bomber, in the terrorist atrocity at […]

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Students with the Women's Rugby World Cup at Presentation Secondary School on Tuesday. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Women’s Rugby World Cup Visits Presentation Secondary School

May 23, 2017 at 12:40 pm 0 comments

THE girls at Presentation Secondary School got a chance to see the Women’s Rugby World Cup trophy on Tuesday morning. The cup is on a tour of Ireland at the moment and had already visited Tralee RFC last month. “We’re lucky enough to have it in school today,” said PE […]

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PHOTOS: Ashe Memorial Hall Rededicated To 1916 Patriot

PHOTOS: Ashe Memorial Hall Rededicated To 1916 Patriot

May 23, 2017 at 9:49 am 0 comments

THERE was a large crowd in attendance on Monday morning for the rededication of the Ashe Memorial Hall to the patriot Thomas Ashe. Local TDs, county councillors, businesspeople and many with a great interest in Irish history were present as well as members of the Ashe family, including his niece, […]

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Break-ins, Criminal Damage And Thefts From Vehicles In Tralee

Break-ins, Criminal Damage And Thefts From Vehicles In Tralee

May 22, 2017 at 3:51 pm 2 comments

GARDAI in Tralee are investigating a number of incidents of theft from cars, criminal damage and break-ins at premises, including one at the Ashe Memorial Hall. Between Friday evening at 5pm and Saturday morning at 8.15am, entry was gained to the Ashe Memorial Hall by a side window.  According to gardaí, there was […]

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Gardaí Investigate Assault On Streets Of Tralee

Gardaí Investigate Assault On Streets Of Tralee

May 22, 2017 at 2:52 pm 0 comments

GARDAI are appealing to the public for information after a man was assaulted on the streets of Tralee at the weekend. The victim was walking down Rock Street when he was approached by two males between 12.30am and 1am on Saturday morning. He was assaulted by the two men and ran up […]

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Austin Stacks Are Lucky Winners of Lidl’s Ladies Gaelic Football Club Competition winning a Full Shop for their club worth €500.
Pictured at the Lidl store in Edward Street Tralee at the prize handover for Lidl’s LGFA Club Competition Michael Slemon, Manager, LIDL Edward Street, Tralee pictured with members of Austin Stacks Ladies Football Team where he presented them with shopping vouchers to the value of €500. Included in the photo are Club officers, Noreen Power, Elma Nix and trainer Anthony Moriarty.
Photo: Don MacMonagle

The club was recently announced as winners for the store which saw them win a full shop for their club worth €500. They were one of 150 lucky clubs across the country to win a full shop for their club to assist with club fundraising or just to top up on club essentials throughout the year.
Lidl, proud partners of Ladies’ Gaelic Football, called on customers across Ireland to nominate their local ladies’ Gaelic football club to win a share of €75,000 worth of Lidl shopping vouchers. The Lidl LGFA Club Competition gave 150 lucky clubs across the country the opportunity to win €500 worth of vouchers each; reinforcing Lidl’s commitment to #SeriousSupport for the grassroots of the game. This year’s competition follows two successful competitions which took place last year; one which supported Post Primary Schools with kit and equipment and the other which supported clubs with cash donations.
Speaking about the Lidl LGFA Club Competition, John Paul Scally, Managing Director at Lidl Ireland, said: “When launching the second year of our LGFA partnership earlier this year, we reiterated our commitment to the sport and to its grassroots in particular. At Lidl, we understand the challenges faced by clubs in raising funds and we’re delighted to be able to use our store network to reach out to clubs to provide much needed support.”
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Further info: Julianne.Galvin@lidl.ie

Austin Stacks Ladies Club Wins A €500 Shop With Lidl

May 22, 2017 at 2:28 pm 0 comments

AUSTIN Stacks continued their winning ways recently, this time with Lidl as they won a full shop for their club worth €500. The club was recently announced as winners for the Tralee store, one of 150 lucky clubs across the country to win a full shop for their club to […]

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A site we got used tolast year in the summer months. Photo by Dermot Crean.

Banna And Fenit Among Kerry Beaches Awarded Blue Flags

May 22, 2017 at 1:17 pm 0 comments

BANNA, Fenit and Ballyheigue were among the 14 beaches awarded Blue Flags today. A blue flag standard is an international award which recognises outstanding compliance with sewage treatment and bathing water quality criteria. It was awarded to 88 Irish beaches or marinas for this year, three more than last year. […]

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Denny Street Is Looking Good As A Two-Way Street

Denny Street Is Looking Good As A Two-Way Street

May 22, 2017 at 1:00 pm 1 comment

DENNY Street became a two-way street again this morning and the reaction has been a very positive one so far from the public and traders. The parallel parking makes a noticeable difference to the width of the street and traffic was flowing freely both ways at around noon today when […]

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Tubridy Show To Broadcast From Ballybunion And Portmagee

Tubridy Show To Broadcast From Ballybunion And Portmagee

May 22, 2017 at 9:57 am 0 comments

RYAN Tubridy will be coming to Kerry next week to broadcast his RTE radio show from the two ends of the county. The Ryan Tubridy Show will go live from The Coast Café, Main Street, Ballybunion, on Wednesday, May 31 and on Friday, June 2 from The Moorings, Portmagee. The Ryan Tubridy Show has […]

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RTÉ Reporter - Cian McCormack 2016
RTÉ Morning Ireland's  ‘Ireland by bike’ series will hear the stories of real people at the start of the summer as reporter Cian McCormack travels on his bike for ten days in June stopping in towns, villages and communities from Dublin to the Midlands and South East and South West. Cian will cycle on his making daily reports on Morning Ireland from Wed June 1st to Friday June 10th. Listeners can interact with the ‘Ireland by bike’ series directly by emailing: irelandbybike@rte.ie or on twitter: @cian_mccormack or @morningireland.

Roving RTE Reporter Is Looking For Stories In Tralee And BallyB

May 21, 2017 at 12:55 pm 0 comments

RTÉ’s Cian McCormack is getting on his bike for the ‘Morning Ireland’ programme and heading down to Kerry looking for stories. The ’Ireland by bike’ series will hear the stories of real people at the start of the summer as reporter Cian McCormack travels on his bike for ten days in June […]

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Sheila and Noel Hartnett (second and third from right) present at cheque at the Recovery Haven Open Day and Corporate Launch on Friday afternoon. Also included are, from left; Siobhan McSweeney, Marian Barnes and Maureen O'Brien of Recovery Haven. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Thousands Of Euro Presented At Recovery Haven Corporate Launch And Open Day

May 21, 2017 at 12:31 pm 0 comments

IT was a very busy day in Recovery Haven on Friday as they hosted an Open Day and Corporate Launch at Killerisk. Special guests on the day were Dr Eddie Murphy of Operation Transformation and patrons Mr Dick Spring and Dr Edmond Harty, while Aidan O’Mahony also made an appearance.   […]

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at the Holy Family Communions at Our Lady and St Brendan's Church on Saturday morning. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Pupils From Tralee Schools Enjoy First Holy Communion Day

May 21, 2017 at 11:28 am 0 comments

THE weather was changeable on Saturday morning,  the mood among children and their families from two Tralee schools stayed upbeat as First Holy Communions took place. There were 24 Second Class pupils from Holy Family school enjoying their special day at Our Lady and St Brendan’s Church. Meanwhile, 28 pupils […]

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Leona Stack, Aine Falvey and Laura O'Connell open their 'Time Capsule' letters at the Presentation Secondary School graduation on Friday afternoon. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: A Special Day For Presentation’s Sixth Year Students

May 20, 2017 at 9:28 am 0 comments

THE time spent in Presentation Secondary School was celebrated yesterday as Sixth Year students enjoyed the annual graduation day. Staff, students and families gathered in St John’s Church where Fr Seamus Lindane celebrated Mass. This was followed by speeches by the Deputy Principal Chrissie Kelly, Principal Mary O’Keeffe and Chairperson of the […]

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The newly landscaped area near the Library. Photo by Dermot Crean

Parking Area Near Library Looks Great After Makeover

May 20, 2017 at 9:28 am 0 comments

IF you’ve been passing by the Moyderwell area in the past number of weeks you might have noticed a bit of work going on. Kerry County Council has been giving the parking area across from Tralee Library a bit of a facelift to make it look more attractive. It’s worked. The old area […]

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Gaelcholáiste Chiarraí GAA Teams Enjoy Success

Gaelcholáiste Chiarraí GAA Teams Enjoy Success

May 20, 2017 at 9:28 am 0 comments

IT was a good week for Gaelcholáiste Chiarraí teams this week. The under 15 hurlers won the Craobh Chiarraí on Wednesday. They defeated St Brendan’s Killarney in the semi-final and the final was contested between Gaelcholáiste and Mercy Mounthawk at the John Mitchels sports grounds. Continued below… Gaelcholáiste played with the wind […]

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Pupils on the runway at the Caherleaheen NS Fashion Show at the Ballyroe Heights Hotel on Thursday night. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: More Style From The Caherleaheen NS Fashion Show (Part 2)

May 20, 2017 at 9:27 am 0 comments

IT was a night to remember for everyone involved in Caherleaheen NS on Thursday as they enjoyed a fantastic fashion show in Ballyroe Heights Hotel. As we told you yesterday (click here for previous coverage), it was a great sellout success with staff, pupils and parents hitting the runway parading […]

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Know Your Rights: How To Make A Complaint About The Press

May 20, 2017 at 9:26 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 want to complain about an article that was in a national newspaper recently. How can I do this? Answer: The Office of the Press Ombudsman deals with complaints against […]

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Jim, Norman, Elaine, Rachel, Barry and Shane Foley at the CBS The Green Sixth Year graduation on Thursday afternoon. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Graduation Day For Sixth Years At CBS The Green

May 19, 2017 at 1:11 pm 0 comments

FAMILIES of CBS The Green Sixth Year students gathered at the school gym on Thursday afternoon, as the school held its annual graduation ceremony. Around 80 students will sit their Leaving Cert this year and this was the last official ceremony before they break up soon to continue studies for the […]

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Student Cian McGrath from Mercy Mounthawk Secondary School, Co. Kerry is pictured at the 2017 Bord Gáis Energy Student Theatre Awards in Dublin. RTÉ 2FM presenter Eoghan McDermott hosted the special awards ceremony at the Bord Gá

Tralee Teenager Among Winners At National Student Theatre Awards

May 19, 2017 at 12:03 pm 0 comments

A TRALEE school student was among the winners at the the annual Bord Gáis Energy Student Theatre Awards 2017 held on Wednesday in the  Bord Gáis Energy Theatre in Dublin. Over 1,700 students from 63 schools across Ireland attended the event where the top prize in the Best Dramatic Review category was bestowed […]

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Mommies on the runway wearing fashions from Hannons Castleisland at the Caherleaheen NS Fashion Show at the Ballyroe Heights Hotel on Thursday night. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Caherleaheen NS Fashion Show A Sellout Success (Part 1)

May 19, 2017 at 11:36 am 0 comments

PUPILS, parents and staff from Caherleaheen National School took to the catwalk for the first time last night and they didn’t disappoint, delivering a fantastic night of entertainment. With a sell out crowd of over 400 attendees at Ballyroe Heights Hotel, the fashion show had everything. From the pre-schoolers to the nanas, the bravery […]

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John ‘Tweek’ Griffin Retires After Great Service To Kerry Team

John ‘Tweek’ Griffin Retires After Great Service To Kerry Team

May 19, 2017 at 11:05 am 0 comments

JOHN ‘Tweek’ Griffin has retired from inter-county hurling after 15 years involved with the Kerry team. The 33-year-old Lixnaw clubman won a number of honours with Kerry over the years and was a huge inspiration to many with his skill and versatility in many positions on the field. In a […]

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Heritage Council Gives Funding Of €7,000 For Denny Street

Heritage Council Gives Funding Of €7,000 For Denny Street

May 19, 2017 at 10:31 am 0 comments

A GRANT of €7,000 has been awarded under the Heritage Council Grants Scheme to help towards the revitalisation and rejuvenation of Denny Street, after an application by Tralee Chamber Alliance. The Heritage Council and the Minister for Arts, Heritage, Regional, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs, Heather Humphreys have today announced funding for a number of […]

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