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The Loss Of Barry’s Bakery Is A Sad Time For Tralee

March 25, 2017 at 3:00 pm 0 comments

IT was with great sadness that we heard the news of the closure of Barry’s Bakery on Rock Street yesterday. Barry’s sliced pan, the pan loaf and the vanilla slices in particular, were synonymous with growing up in the town and the news about the loss of 20 jobs is especially devastating. A […]

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Churchill GAA's 'Strictly Come Dancing' Contestants. Photo by Lisa O'Mahony.

PHOTOS: Meet The Churchill GAA ‘Strictly Come Dancing’ Contestants

March 25, 2017 at 10:41 am 0 comments

THE Oyster Tavern was the place to be for Churchill GAA faithful on Friday night, as their first ‘Strictly Come Dancing’  event was officially launched. The dancers were introduced to those present, who had a chance to purchase tickets – which will soon be like gold dust – for the […]

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"Ah sure, isn't it yourself."

PHOTOS: Mounthawk Students Have Fun Aiming To Break World Record

March 25, 2017 at 10:19 am 0 comments

IT was a weird sight from the balcony of the Mercy Mounthawk gym on Friday afternoon as hundreds of students aimed to break a world record. Hundreds of white-clad figures milled around aiming to break the record of having the most number of ‘ghosts’ in one location and raise funds for the Kerry […]

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Mercy Moyderwell pupils who were confirmed on Thursday at St John's Church. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: CBS And Moyderwell Pupils Enjoy Confirmation Day

March 25, 2017 at 10:13 am 0 comments

THERE was standing room only in St John’s Church on Castle Street on Thursday, as nearly 90 children from schools in town celebrated their Confirmation Day. There were three classes from CBS Primary School, two from Mercy Moyderwell and also a few pupils from St John’s Ashe Street and Mercy Mounthawk receiving […]

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Teenager Dies In Road Accident Near Abbeyfeale

Teenager Dies In Road Accident Near Abbeyfeale

March 24, 2017 at 10:56 pm 0 comments

Gardai are investigating a two vehicle fatal road traffic collision that occurred on the N21 at Wards Cross on the Limerick side of Abbeyfeale, Co. Limerick at approximately 7.40pm this evening. A 19 year old male was fatally injured when the vehicle he was driving was involved in a collision with a […]

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Hundreds Of Students To Attend Céiliúradh Na nÓg Next Week In Tralee

Hundreds Of Students To Attend Céiliúradh Na nÓg Next Week In Tralee

March 24, 2017 at 4:29 pm 0 comments

OVER 300 post-primary students from across the Diocese of Kerry are gathering together for a celebration day in the Brandon Hotel, Tralee on Wednesday, March 29. All post-primary schools in the Diocese of Kerry were invited to participate in ‘Ceiliúradh na nÓg.’  The purpose of this initiative is to develop […]

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Mercy Mounthawk students wearing yellow to mark Daffodil Day at the school on Friday. Photo by Dermot Crean

Mounthawk Goes Yellow To Raise Funds For Daffodil Day

March 24, 2017 at 12:38 pm 0 comments

THERE was the usual hustle and bustle during the morning break at Mercy Mounthawk on Friday, but there was something different about the students. “The school community is celebrating 30 years of Daffodil Day and to mark it we’re having a non-uniform day,” said teacher Sinead Thornton. The students were asked […]

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Jimmy Deenihan Confirms He Has Retired From Political Life

Jimmy Deenihan Confirms He Has Retired From Political Life

March 24, 2017 at 11:40 am 0 comments

FORMER government minister and North Kerry TD, Jimmy Deenihan, has confirmed he will not run in the next general election and has retired from politics. He made the announcement on Radio Kerry’s ‘Kerry Today’ programme this morning. “It was a considered decision. I look back over my career with a lot […]

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Tom O'Connor and Grace Boyle, AIB, ITT students who organised Recfest Rosie Brown, Lisa O'Mahony, Joe Monaghan and Dale Brosnan with Sarah Leahy and Mary Rose Cantillon, AIB, at Recfest on Abbey Street on Thursday. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: ‘Recfest’ Brings Employers And Graduates Together

March 24, 2017 at 9:56 am 0 comments

THE first ever ‘recruitment festival’, RecFest, was  held in Tralee yesterday on Abbey Street. Stalls were taken by businesses from all around Kerry lining the pedestrianised way – between Yummy Cafe and the Abbey Inn – including PhoneWatch, The Rose Hotel, Fexco, Oakview Village Childcare and more. Sponsored  by AIB, the event allowed graduates […]

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PHOTOS: It Was A Colourful Day At KCFE Today

PHOTOS: It Was A Colourful Day At KCFE Today

March 23, 2017 at 4:06 pm 0 comments

THE end of year Colour Fun Day took place in the Kerry College for Further Education on Thursday, March 23, from 11am until 1 pm. The Sports Therapy First Year students came up with the idea that staff and students would run, walk or dance their way through a 5km route after first getting colourful. All […]

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Mikey McCarthy, Kerry Travellers Health and Community Development Project, Mary Cahill O'Connor, Anita Quilligan, Annette Leahy, Nora O'Brien, Sinead Donnelly, Shanakill Family Resource Centre, Helen Parker, CH Chemist, Junior Locke, Shanakill Family Resource Centre, and Maeve Fitzgerald, Marie Keating Foundation at the coffee morning held at Shanakill Family Resource Centre. Photo by Lisa O'Mahony.

Coffee Morning For Cancer Awareness Held At Shanakill Family Resource Centre

March 23, 2017 at 3:18 pm 0 comments

SHANAKILL Family Resource Centre, Rahoonane Community Centre and Kerry Travellers Health and Community Development Project organised a coffee morning at Shanakill FRC on Thursday, March 23 in order to raise awareness around cancer. The date was decided so that it would coincide with the anniversary of the the first ever Daffodil Day in Ireland, […]

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Doireann Barrett, The Gluten Free Kitchen Company, Maura Sheehy, Maura's Cottage Flowers and Catriona Py Collins, CPC Marketing Consultants at the launch of the Bank of Ireland Enterprise Towns event at the Castle Street on Wednesday evening. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Big Support At Launch Of Bank Of Ireland Enterprise Town Event

March 23, 2017 at 2:08 pm 0 comments

A HUGE crowd turned up in Bank of Ireland, Castle Street on Wednesday night for the launch of Tralee Enterprise Town. The launch, which had Mayor of Tralee, Terry O’Brien in attendance, saw businesses, sports clubs, charities and community organisations from all over the town register to showcase their organisations at […]

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21/03/2017. FREE TO USE IMAGES. Energia Get Ireland Growing Fund. Pictured are winner Kerry Recovery Haven, from left, Alison Canavan Wellness Coach, Kenneth Reynolds, Karen O'Donohoe GIY and Amy OíShaughnessy from Energia at the presentation of the ëEnergia Get Ireland Growing Fundí celebration. GIY and Energia are supporting community projects all across the country to the tune of Ä70,000, today (March 21sT) community and voluntary organisations have been granted funds to start or further develop a community food-growing project in their area. Picture: Patrick Browne


2017 ëEnergia Get Ireland Growingí fund awards grants of Ä70,000 to projects across 31 counties in Ireland

 

The Energia Get Ireland Growing Fund run by GIY (Grow It Yourself) in partnership with Energia today (March 21st) awards a fund of Ä70,000 to food growing projects by community groups, schools and not-for-profit organisations all across the country.

 

The teams behind 85 community projects are today all being granted with funds for their unique plans. Groups from Kerry to Donegal and beyond will be presented with their funding amounts ranging from Ä500 to Ä2,000.

 

Projects set for support include a grow garden for the Irish Wheelchair Association Centre in Carlow, the provision of tools and seeds for the Horticulture course at the Ballymun Adult Read and Write Scheme, project funding for a community garden initiative for the South Inner City Community Development Association supporting residents of the Liberties, a food growing project for Galway Simonís new Residential Service ëTuÌ Bhrianí in Galway City which currently caters for youths aged 18 to 25 years of age. In Monaghan a funding award goes to Youth Work Ireland in Clones; they plan to use a derelict piece of land behind their youth cafe to build a vegetable patch. In Kerry a funding award goes to the Recovery Haven ñ Organic Fruit and Veg Garden Club, the team behind the Recovery Haven Kerry Cancer

Three Tralee-Based Community Projects Receive Funding

March 23, 2017 at 12:11 pm 0 comments

  THREE Tralee-based groups will benefit from funding as part of the Get Ireland Growing Fund run by GIY (Grow It Yourself) in partnership with Energia. There are 85 winners of the grants nationally from a fund of €70,000. Rath Oraigh Childcare (€500), TIRC Women Group (€1,000) and Recovery Haven (€2,000) in Tralee will […]

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Ciara Mulcare and Tanya Sheehan at Kerry ETB Education and Training Fair at the Brandon Hotel on Wednesday. Photo by Lisa O'Mahony.

PHOTOS: Huge Crowds Attend Kerry ETB Education and Training Fair

March 23, 2017 at 11:42 am 0 comments

KERRY ETB held its annual Further Education and Training Fair, on Wednesday from 10am to 6pm at the Brandon Hotel, with a massive turnout of people visiting throughout the day. The event was free and demonstrated a variety of interactive skill demonstrations ranging from stonecutting, to 3D printing that can make prototypes, culinary arts, […]

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Ms Dineen and Ross McBride with the Spike Ball Leaders of Mercy Mounthawk Secondary School. Photo by Lisa O'Mahony.

PHOTOS: Students Organise Spikeball Tournament At Mounthawk

March 23, 2017 at 10:28 am 0 comments

TRANSITION Year students of Mercy Mounthawk Secondary School organised a spikeball tournament for primary school students around Tralee on Wednesday. The TY Students have been coaching pupils from primary school all around Tralee to play Spikeball over the course of six weeks. They began in December, training CBS Primary School, […]

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Presentation ‘Butterfly Bank’ Flies Into AIB Build A Bank National Final

Presentation ‘Butterfly Bank’ Flies Into AIB Build A Bank National Final

March 22, 2017 at 4:29 pm 0 comments

THE girls from Presentation Tralee kept up a rich tradition by qualifying for the AIB Build A Bank national final. The Butterfly Bank management team is made up of TY students: Manager – Sadbh Kilgallen, Assistant Manager – Ciara Boyd, Innovation Executive – Michelle Doody, Digital Officer – Cara Segal, […]

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Jim Garvey of Garveys Supervalu, and Dave Randle of Randle Bros presenting Chairperson of Tralee Tidy Towns, Sam Locke and Joe Moynihan with the new vehicle for Tralee Tidy Towns. Photo by Lisa O'Mahony.

Garvey’s Supervalu And Randles Bros Sponsor Vehicle For Tralee Tidy Towns

March 22, 2017 at 3:42 pm 0 comments

CHAIRPERSON of Tidy Towns Tralee, Sam Locke, accepted a van on behalf of Tidy Towns Tralee, courtesy of Garvey’s Supervalu and Randles Bros, this morning. Sam Locke said the gesture is greatly appreciated by Tralee Tidy Towns, and will be used to maintain their Gold Medal status. The previous van, which […]

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Tiernan Brosnan with the cheque of €500 he won in the 'Our Big Idea' competition. Also included is Kieran Rutledge of Tralee Chamber Alliance, teacher Shane Kissane and Bank Of Ireland's Shane Enright. Photo: Tralee Chamber Alliance Facebook

Mounthawk Student’s Big Idea Wins €500 In Chamber Alliance Competition

March 22, 2017 at 3:29 pm 0 comments

A MERCY Mounthawk student’s idea earned him a €500 cheque in a  Tralee Chamber Alliance ‘Our Big Idea’ competition. As part of Enterprise Month, Transition Year students from Tralee were asked their big ideas and opinions on what developments they believe should take place in their town and what kind of business […]

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10,000 Contraband Cigarettes Seized In Kerry

10,000 Contraband Cigarettes Seized In Kerry

March 22, 2017 at 1:06 pm 0 comments

REVENUE officers carried out a search under warrant of a house in the Killorglin area and uncovered 10,000 contraband cigarettes branded ‘Marlboro Red’ yesterday. The cigarettes, with a retail value of around €5,500 and representing a potential loss to the Exchequer of approximately €4,400, were seized. A Polish couple, a man […]

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New Appointment At The Rose Hotel

New Appointment At The Rose Hotel

March 22, 2017 at 10:44 am 2 comments

THE Rose Hotel has appointed Madeleine Doyle as Conference and Banqueting Manager. Madeleine has gained valuable experience within Ireland since graduating from the London College of Music and Media with a Diploma in Piano Teaching and Performance 2006. Following this, Madeleine taught piano at The Kingdom Music Academy for six years. […]

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Daroka in Ballybunion.

Top Kerry Restaurants Announced At Regional Awards

March 22, 2017 at 10:18 am 0 comments

A BALLYBUNION business won Best Restaurant in Kerry, while renowned eateries from all over the county were also honoured (see list below) at an awards ceremony in Limerick last night. The Munster regional finals in this year’s Irish Restaurant Awards took place in the Limerick Strand Hotel where 60 awards were presented to […]

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The Mall Will Close To Traffic In Late April

The Mall Will Close To Traffic In Late April

March 21, 2017 at 3:20 pm 0 comments

THE Mall is set to close to traffic from April 24 and won’t reopen to vehicles until November when the transformation of the area is complete. In a press briefing on Monday, Kerry County Senior Engineer, Eamon Scanlan, outlined the timeline of works for the town centre. The contractors are on schedule to complete works […]

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Sinn Fein Deputy Martin Ferris.

Deputy Ferris Pays Tribute To ‘Friend And Comrade’ Martin McGuinness

March 21, 2017 at 1:11 pm 0 comments

KERRY Sinn Féin TD Martin Ferris has paid tribute to Martin McGuinness who sadly passed away in the early hours of this morning. Speaking at Leinster House today Deputy Ferris said; “I know I speak on behalf of all Kerry Republicans when I say we have not only lost a great Irish […]

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Work On New Taxi Rank To Begin Next Week

Work On New Taxi Rank To Begin Next Week

March 21, 2017 at 12:31 pm 0 comments

WORK will begin next week on a new taxi rank at the car park next to Boots/Tesco town centre. The rank will have around 14 spaces and will stretch along the side of the Boots building and around the corner into the Abbey car park. It will be ready by the […]

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Bridge Street Work Will Have To Wait A While

Bridge Street Work Will Have To Wait A While

March 21, 2017 at 11:54 am 0 comments

BRIDGE Street won’t be part of the first phase of the Tralee town centre works due to commence in May and it may be a while before resurfacing takes place there due to lack of funding. When the plans were initially announced last May, artists impressions of a resurfaced Russell Street […]

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Pat McCarthy, Graham Spring, Sam Locke, Aidan O'Mahony, Pa Daly, Anne Walsh, Anne McCarthy, Louise Farrell, Norma Foley, Jim Finucane and Jennifer Mackey at the unveiling of of the Wood Sculpture at Manor Park on Monday. Photo by Lisa O'Mahony.

Striking Wooden Sculpture Unveiled At Manor Village

March 21, 2017 at 10:33 am 0 comments

TWO stunning monuments were unveiled today at Manor Village. The 10 feet tall wood sculpture stands close to the entrance to the estate, while the boat lies at the bottom of the estate. The residents of the area decided to raise funds for the projects. They also received a contribution from […]

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PHOTOS: Busy Couple Of Weeks For TY Students At Presentation Secondary

PHOTOS: Busy Couple Of Weeks For TY Students At Presentation Secondary

March 21, 2017 at 10:32 am 0 comments

THE past couple of  weeks have been quite  busy for Transition Year students at Presentation Secondary School with a number of events taking place. TY students from Presentation Tralee and CBS attended a Lenten talk in the Presentation Primary Hall with Richard Moore organised by the Diocese of Kerry on Tuesday last. […]

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Sharon Browne, Adult Education Officer Kerry ETB; Mr. Owen O’Donnell Director of Further Education and Training with Kerry ETB; Shivaun Shanahan, Adult Education Officer Kerry ETB and Colm McEvoy, CEO of Kerry ETB.

Kerry ETB Looks Forward To Major Fair On Wednesday

March 21, 2017 at 10:32 am 0 comments

THE public are invited to the Kerry ETB FET Fair in the Brandon Hotel on Wednesday to join in a number of workshops, talks and skills demonstrations. Interactive opportunities on the day include a Performance Arts workshop with speakers in the areas of dance, music and music technology. Hairdressing students will […]

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An Garda Síochána

Cash, Phone And Passport Handed Into Tralee Garda Station

March 20, 2017 at 3:46 pm 0 comments

GARDAI in Tralee have had items handed into the station they would like to see reclaimed by owners. A sum of cash was found in the town and handed into the station, so if you can prove it’s yours call to them. Also, a black samsung phone was handed in. […]

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Fr Tadhg Fitzgerald and Aileen Murphy showing
people around The UN Gift Box today.

‘Gift Box’ Appears In Manor West To Highlight Human Trafficking

March 20, 2017 at 2:14 pm 0 comments

IF you were around Manor West today you might be wondering what a big gift box is doing in the retail park. Well, it’s walk-in structure to  to raise awareness about Human Trafficking. It’s in Tralee as part of a nationwide tour today and Tuesday from 10am-7pm and members of the public […]

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