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Minister Brendan Griffin with CEO of Central Pharma Alwyn Smit and Martin Shanahan IDA at the plant in Dromtacker on Monday morning. Photo by Dermot Crean

Great News As 100 Jobs Announced For Tralee

December 17, 2018 at 11:22 am 0 comments

TRALEE received some good news this morning as 100 jobs have been announced for the IDA advanced manufacturing facility in Dromtacker. Pharmaceutical company, Central Pharma, are to move into the facility and will create the jobs over a five year period. Central Pharma is based in the UK and CEO […]

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Kieran Donaghy and his daughter Lola Rose at the Santa 5k Fun Run on Sunday. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Fantastic Colour At Santa 5k Fun Run

December 17, 2018 at 9:17 am 0 comments

  FOR a morning that started off with driving rain, the participants in the Santa 5k Run were blessed with the weather come 11am on Sunday, as they went off from the Tralee Bay Wetlands Centre. Hundreds of people took part in the run which, this year, was for Our Lady’s […]

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St Vincent de Paul staff with Sunflowers Childcare staff and the children at the SVP shop on Friary Lane. Photo by Dermot Crean

Sunflowers Kids Show Generosity By Donating To St Vincent de Paul Appeal

December 16, 2018 at 10:01 am 0 comments

ST Vincent de Paul is incredibly busy this time of the trying to help out families in need and they received a little help from a childcare centre on Friday. The staff and children from Sunflowers Childcare at Balloonagh have been helping SVP every Christmas for the past 11 years. […]

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Sergeant Dermot O'Connell receiving an RSA Leading Light award from RSA Chairperson, Liz O'Donnell

Kerry-Based Garda Wins RSA ‘Leading Light’ Award

December 16, 2018 at 9:58 am 0 comments

A GARDA in Killarney has won an ‘Emergency Services Award’ at the RSA’s ‘Leading Lights’ awards. Sergeant Dermot O’Connell, Sergeant In Charge at Killarney Garda Station, was honoured by the Road Safety Authority (RSA) for his road safety initiative ‘Operation Páistí’ which addressed the serious lack of awareness among motorists […]

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Launching the 80s disco in aid of Kerry Cork Health Link Bus were, from left; Brenda Dyland, Kerry Cork Health Link Bus; Michele King, Director of Sales and Marketing The Rose Hotel; Aisling Foley, Sales Manager The Rose Hotel, Trish Kelly, Kerry Cork Health Link Bus and Mark Sullivan, General Manager of The Rose Hotel. Photo by Dermot Crean

Go Back To The 80s With A Disco At The Rose Hotel

December 15, 2018 at 10:05 am 0 comments

AH, the 1980s! The days when Kerry bate all round them, Liverpool dominated English football, Madonna, Prince and Michael Jackson ruled the charts and Top Of The Pops was the talk of the schoolyard every Friday morning. It was also the heyday of discos in Tralee with Horan’s and Spirals […]

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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 0 comments

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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Oran Mullins, David Oba and Dionit Baftijari at the Jigsaw tree at CBS Tralee on Friday. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: CBS Students Take Part In ‘Feelgood Friday’ And Christmas Jumper Day

December 15, 2018 at 10:03 am 0 comments

IT’S been another busy week at CBS The Green with students taking part in two separate events involving great causes. First of all, last Friday saw students don their Christmas Jumpers for the Radio Kerry St Vincent de Paul appeal. Many of the students took part – along with some […]

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Know Your Rights: The Christmas Bonus

December 15, 2018 at 9:55 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 am getting a social welfare payment. Will I get a Christmas Bonus this year? Answer: The Christmas Bonus is paid to people getting a long-term social welfare payment. This […]

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In front; Junior Locke and Paddy Kevane of St Vincent de Paul collect toys and donations from JRI America staff at their Tralee offices on Friday morning. Included at back are members of the JRI America Charity Committee Vicky Coates, Gregory Hérvé, Mary Campion and Mairead Mullen. Photo by Dermot Crean

JRI America Staff Donates Over €2,000 In Toys And Cash To St Vincent de Paul

December 14, 2018 at 2:53 pm 0 comments

TIS the season of goodwill and the employees at one company in Tralee certainly displayed that by helping out local children in town. Organised by the newly-formed charity committee at JRI America, the company teamed up with St Vincent de Paul and donated over €2,000 in toys and vouchers so […]

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Junior Infants pupils from Moyderwell Mercy Primary School who took part in the Christmas Concert on Thursday. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Moyderwell Infants Delight Families With Christmas Concert

December 14, 2018 at 8:34 am 0 comments

THERE were wall-to-wall angels and shepherds at Moyderwell Mercy Primary School on Thursday as the little ones put on the Christmas concert this year. Parents packed the school hall to see the preschool, junior infants and senior infants classes take to the stage and perform what they have spent the […]

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At back; Principal of Kerry College of Further Education Mary Lucey and Mary Tansley. In front; Grace O'Mahony and Mary Anne White with Santa at the KCFE 'Christmas On Campus' day on Thursday. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Students Enjoy ‘Christmas On Campus’ At KCFE

December 14, 2018 at 8:33 am 0 comments

A BIT of winter snow would have been preferable to the torrential rain outside Kerry College of Further Education on Thursday, but there was a great festive atmosphere as students enjoyed ‘Christmas On Campus’. McHales Catering who operate the canteen at KCFE kindly subsidised a Christmas lunch of turkey and […]

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Pick Up Something Different For Christmas At Craft Fair In Roundy’s

Pick Up Something Different For Christmas At Craft Fair In Roundy’s

December 14, 2018 at 8:32 am 1 comment

ROUNDY’S Bar is used to hosting artistic events and on Saturday the place will be full of handmade items which would make ideal Christmas presents. A group of local artists are having a pop-up Christmas craft fair at the bar from 1pm to 6pm. The artists are Rebecca Lyons origami, […]

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Martin Moore, Paige and Mags Quillinan, Aoife Moynihan, Maura Sullivan, Mary and Deirdre Moore with 'Jazz' launching the Santa Fun Run at Tralee Wetlands on Tuesday. Photo by Dermot Crean

It’s Almost Time For The Santa 5k Fun Run

December 14, 2018 at 8:31 am 1 comment

THE horrible weather is due to have passed by the time hundreds of people decked in red converge on Tralee Bay Wetlands centre for the annual  Santa 5k Fun Run and there’s still time to register. Now in its sixth year this event has gone from strength to strength as families […]

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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 0 comments

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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At the Kerry ETB 'EmPowerMe' event at The Rose Hotel on Thursday were Aisling Coughlan and Néidin O'Sullivan of Killarney Community College, Cllr Aoife Thornton, Guest speaker Louise O'Neill, Cllr Norma Moriarty, Cllr Toireasa Ferris and Anne Marie Hassett of Kerry ETB. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Kerry ETB Celebrates Young Women At ‘EmPowerMe’ Event

December 13, 2018 at 3:48 pm 1 comment

‘EmPowerMe’ a Kerry Education and Training Board event to celebrate young women in modern Ireland and the 100 years of the Women’s vote was held in The Rose Hotel on Thursday. February 2018 marked the 100th anniversary of Irish women’s right to vote and Kerry ETB acknowledged that this was a huge […]

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Scoil Eoin third class pupils  who were doing 'The Wizard of Oz, before going on stage on Wednesday night. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Three Nights Of Great Entertainment At Scoil Eoin Christmas Concerts

December 13, 2018 at 10:20 am 0 comments

AFTER weeks of preparation, hundreds of children at Scoil Eoin in Balloonagh had a chance to show their singing, dancing and acting abilities as the annual Christmas concerts. Taking place over three nights in the school hall there was everything from The Snowman to the Wizard of Oz, pop hits […]

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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 0 comments

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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'Harry The Hypno' transfixes his fellow pupils before the Christmas concert at Gaelscoil Mhic Easmainn on Tuesday night. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Gaelscoil Puts On A Feast Of Festive Entertainment At Christmas Concert

December 13, 2018 at 10:18 am 0 comments

THE wind was howling and the rain teeming down outside, but the excitement was palpable inside Gaelscoil Mhic Easmainn for the first night of their Christmas concerts. From Junior Infants to Sixth Class, the pupils have been rehearsing for weeks with their hard-working teachers and the fruits of their labour […]

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Gardaí Charge Two Teenagers After Burglary At Hotel

Gardaí Charge Two Teenagers After Burglary At Hotel

December 13, 2018 at 9:41 am 0 comments

GARDAI investigating a burglary incident at a hotel yesterday, have charged two men in the late teens. They are due to appear before the courts at a later date. Gardaí arrested the two men following the burglary at the hotel on the outskirts of Tralee in the early hours of […]

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Dressing Georgian-style foe the KCFE Carol Singing  in the Marquee on the Mall on Wednesday. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTO: KCFE Students And Staff Go Carol Singing For St Vincent de Paul

December 12, 2018 at 4:09 pm 0 comments

KERRY College of Further Education students certainly brightened up the Mall on Wednesday with their Georgian-dress themed Christmas Carol Singing held as a fundraiser in aid of St Vincent De Paul. It marks the first Christmas of KCFE in the Tralee Town Centre Campus on Denny Street.  The students have been made feel very […]

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Wind And Rain Warnings For Tonight And Tomorrow

December 12, 2018 at 2:27 pm 0 comments

THERE’S some wet and windy weather on the way tonight and during tomorrow according to Met Eireann as they issued two Status Yellow warnings for Kerry. A wind warning for Kerry, Waterford, Wexford, Cork, will see southeasterly winds reach mean speeds between 50 and 65km/h at times, with gusts between […]

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Tralee Food Festival Brought Forward To May For Next Year

Tralee Food Festival Brought Forward To May For Next Year

December 12, 2018 at 2:12 pm 0 comments

IT was a massive success this year with huge crowds enjoying a host of events over a weekend in September and we won’t have to wait as long for the next one. The Tralee Food Festival in 2018 was the largest Food Festival in Tralee to date, with a 60% […]

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Launching the fundraiser in Kirby's Bar, Ballyheigue, were, in front; Tadhg O'Halloran, Agnes O'Brien, Rachel O'Brien and Gemma Smith of Acquired Brain Injury Castleisland. Back from left; Michael Keane, Ray Stack, Michelle O'Brien and Eimear O'Mahony. Photo by Dermot Crean

Rachel’s Fundraiser For Organisation Helping Her Recover From Stroke

December 12, 2018 at 11:48 am 0 comments

A FUNDRAISER for an organisation which is helping a young local woman recover from a debilitating stroke, will be held this Saturday in Ballyheigue. Kirby’s Bar will be the place to be when they hold their bi-annual charity night with the Acquired Brain Injury in Castleisland benefitting. This charity is very […]

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Gardaí Arrest Two Teenagers After Burglary At Hotel

Gardaí Arrest Two Teenagers After Burglary At Hotel

December 12, 2018 at 11:32 am 0 comments

GARDAI have arrested two men in their late teens following a burglary at a hotel on the outskirts of north Tralee in the early hours of this morning. Shortly after 3am, Gardaí were called to the scene of a burglary that had just occurred. Following initial investigations, Gardaí arrested two […]

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Presentation pupils who performed Beatles songs during the school's Christmas Concert on Tuesday morning. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: An Eclectic Musical Treat For Presentation Christmas Concert

December 12, 2018 at 9:31 am 0 comments

THE giddiness, the high-pitched squeals, the nerves…and that’s just the teachers. Christmas concerts are in full swing in schools all over town, a time when pupils get to impress their families and classmates with their prodigious acting and singing talents. We visited Presentation Primary on Tuesday morning when the third […]

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Launching the Enable Ireland Kerry Diamond Ball at Ballygarry House Hotel, were, in front; Sean Scally of Enable Ireland Kerry, Siobhan Murphy of The Kerryman and Billy Nolan of Hilsers. At back is Mark Teahan of Tralee Printing Works, Brian Hurley, Breeda Hurley, Celene Moloney and Padraig McGillicuddy of Ballygarry. Photo by Dermot Crean

A Diamond Night Out At Glitzy Black-Tie Ball In Ballygarry

December 12, 2018 at 9:12 am 0 comments

WITH a real diamond up for grabs, top class dining and one of Ireland’s best bands to entertain, the inaugural Diamond Ball at Ballygarry House Hotel is certainly set to be a dazzling event. The Diamond Ball is being hosted by Enable Ireland Kerry on Saturday, February 23, 2019. Guests […]

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Nominations Sought For Kerry Person Of The Year 2019

Nominations Sought For Kerry Person Of The Year 2019

December 12, 2018 at 9:07 am 0 comments

NOMINATIONS are welcome for the Kerry Association in Dublin, Kerry Person of the Year award 2019. 2019 will be a landmark year for the Kerry Person of the Year award as it will be the 40th anniversary of the award and they plan to make it in an incredible night […]

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Majella Votta of Mercy Mounthawk.

Tralee Students Win National Poetry Aloud Competition Awards

December 11, 2018 at 4:42 pm 0 comments

STUDENTS from secondary schools in Tralee won two of the three categories in the annual Poetry Aloud competition out of 1,700 entries from 143 schools all over Ireland. And one of the Tralee students was also declared Overall Winner. Organised by the National Library of Ireland (NLI) and Poetry Ireland, in partnership with UCC, the winners […]

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Graduates of the National Tour Guiding Course at the Kerry ETB Presentation of Certificates. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Kerry ETB Hosts Presentation Of Certificates In Rose Hotel

December 11, 2018 at 3:35 pm 0 comments

IT has been another busy year for Kerry ETB Training Centre in Monavalley and their second graduation event of 2018 – ‘Presentation of Certificates Ceremony’ took place on Thursday night last at The Rose Hotel,. There were 436 certificates issued to graduates who attended on the night with their families […]

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Hazel Cullen and Megan K Fox, winners of the first Kerry Film Bursary.

First Kerry Film Bursary Awarded To Aid Shooting Of Film In West Kerry

December 11, 2018 at 1:54 pm 1 comment

KERRY County Council’s Film Bursary, the first of its kind in Kerry, has been awarded to writer/director Megan K. Fox and producer Hazel Cullen. Out of 80 submissions, the panel selected Megan and Hazel’s short film entitled Cailín Álainn. The film follows a teenager’s personal story of discovery and strength in […]

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