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Taxi drivers Pat O'Carroll, Philip Beirne, Joe Flaherty and Tim Hallissey with Tralee Chamber Alliance President John Drummey promoting the new 'Need A TAXI' initiative by local traders. Photo by Dermot Crean

New Initiative Launched By Chamber Alliance To Help Taxi Drivers

June 28, 2017 at 11:00 am 0 comments

TRALEE Chamber Alliance has launched a new ‘Need a TAXI?’ initiative as part of the #loveTralee campaign to give visitors and locals a better experience in Tralee, while supporting the local taxi operators. If anyone needs a taxi they should simply call into a participating shop, café, pub or business […]

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Gardaí Searching For Teenager From Killarney Reported Missing

Gardaí Searching For Teenager From Killarney Reported Missing

June 27, 2017 at 5:08 pm 0 comments

Gardaí wish to seek the public’s assistance in tracing the whereabouts of 15 year old Hossein Hashimi who is missing from Port Road, Killarney. Hosseim was last seen at 7pm on the 15th June 2017. He is described as being 5’9”, with black hair and brown eyes. Gardaí believe Hossein […]

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Kerry County Museum To Receive €15,000 In Funding

Kerry County Museum To Receive €15,000 In Funding

June 27, 2017 at 2:26 pm 0 comments

KERRY County Museum in Tralee will receive €15,000 in government funding after the Minister for Arts, Heritage, Regional, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs, Heather Humphreys TD announced a series of small grants for local and regional museums around the country on Monday. Total funding of €134,965 is being made available under […]

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Gardaí Seek Information After Three Businesses Burgled In Tralee

June 26, 2017 at 3:19 pm 0 comments

THERE were three businesses burgled in the Ballyvelly and Caherslee areas of town last week. Gardai area asking the public for any information on the burglaries which occurred between 7pm on Thursday, June 22 and 9am on Saturday, June 24. A substantial amount of cash was taken in two of […]

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Gardaí Investigate Hit And Run Incident Where Young Girl Was Injured

Gardaí Investigate Hit And Run Incident Where Young Girl Was Injured

June 26, 2017 at 3:04 pm 1 comment

GARDAI are appealing to the driver of a car involved in a hit and run incident to contact them at Tralee Garda Station. On Thursday, June 8, between 3.15pm and 3.45pm, there were two young girls crossing at the pedestrian crossing at Clash going towards the Horan Centre. A dark […]

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PRESENTATION PRIMARY SCHOOL, LISTOWEL, CO. KERRY CROWNED OVERALL WINNERS AT BIZWORLD BY BANK OF IRELAND GRAND FINAL

Sasha Griffin (front left) and Aisling McCauliffe (front right) with (Back left to right) Lauren Shine with Ella Louise Glynn, Niamh Horgan and Kimberly McCarthy, 6th class pupils from Presentation Primary School from Listowel, Co. Kerry who were crowned overall winners of the Bank of Ireland BIZWORLD GRAND FINAL with their “Kool Kiddies Pack” at the grand final held in Athlone Institute of Technology. More than 40 primary school children from 10 schools nationwide took part in the grand finale of BizWorld by Bank of Ireland with over 8,300 children participating in 277 workshops run by Bank of Ireland since September 2016. Pic. Robbie Reynolds

Kerry Primary School Pupils Are The Biz After Winning National Awards

June 26, 2017 at 2:49 pm 0 comments

A KERRY primary school were announced as overall winners in a national competition. Over 8,300 Primary School Students take part in BizWorld by Bank of Ireland which provided over 277 workshops in 26 counties. More than 40 primary school children from 10 schools nationwide took part in the grand finale of […]

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Advice As The CAO ‘Change Of Mind’ Deadline Approaches

Advice As The CAO ‘Change Of Mind’ Deadline Approaches

June 26, 2017 at 12:03 pm 0 comments

Third level applicants have until 5.15pm on Saturday to submit a CAO ‘Change of Mind’ and Billy Ryle has some advice for students as the deadline approaches… The state exams are done and dusted so the thoughts of exhausted candidates are no doubt turning to holidays, summer jobs and travel. But […]

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Two Kerry Runners To Take Part In 24-Hour Race

Two Kerry Runners To Take Part In 24-Hour Race

June 26, 2017 at 11:50 am 0 comments

THERE will be two Kerry runners competing in the Energia 24 Hour Race this weekend. Excitement is building for the race, which will take place on Saturday, July 1 in Victoria Park, Belfast. The two Kerrymen competing are Killarney man Denis Keane from Marathon Club Ireland and John Starrett from St Brendan’s AC […]

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Mayor Of Kerry Opens Frankfurt Festival As German Rose Is Selected

Mayor Of Kerry Opens Frankfurt Festival As German Rose Is Selected

June 26, 2017 at 10:53 am 0 comments

THE Cathaoirleach of Kerry County Council, Cllr Michael O’Shea, joined the Mayor of Frankfurt Burgermeister, Peter Feldmann, in Frankfurt at the weekend to officially open the Frankfurt-Hoechst Castle Festival. The visit coincided with the selection of County Kerry as the international festival partner for 2017. The festival, now in its […]

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Guy Martin, Richard Doyle and Brendan O'Grady of Kingdom Knights MCC  taking part in the Tralee Rotary Club and Da Jokerz MCC Poker Run from The Imperial Hotel on Saturday afternoon. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Bikers Set Off On Poker Run For Great Causes

June 25, 2017 at 12:47 pm 0 comments

THE weather was fine on Saturday afternoon for a ‘Poker Run’ by bikers who set off from the Imperial Hotel to help worthy causes. The Tralee Rotary Club in association with DA Jokerz MCC, were running the five stop run around north Kerry and West Limerick. “This year the two […]

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At the St Ita's and St Joseph's Graduation day were, front from left; Fr Patsy Lynch, Desmond Dreher, Aidan O'Mahony, Siobhan Looney, Principal Grace Sheehan. Back from left; Ann Marie Ladden, SNA Adrian Sheehan, Nicole O'Sullivan, Cian Begley, Cliona Palmer, Jessica Doona, Sharon Sheehan and Luadh Broadberry and Rachel O'Connor. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: A Memorable Day For St Ita’s And St Joseph’s Graduates

June 24, 2017 at 12:23 pm 0 comments

LEAVING school can be an emotional time and it was certainly the case for the 10 graduates from St Ita’s and St Joseph’s School on Friday. Families gathered at the school for a Mass followed by a presentation of certificates to the students who hail from all over Kerry and […]

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Former pupils who are currently members of Kerry GAA panels on a visit to Gaelscoil Mhic Easmainn on Friday. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Kerry Players Return To Gaelscoil To Raise Well-Earned Flags

June 24, 2017 at 12:23 pm 0 comments

IT was a day of celebration at Gaelscoil Mhic Easmainn on Friday as former pupils of the school who play, or have played, with Kerry teams helped raise three flags earned by the school. Jack and Andrew Barry and Jack Morgan were just three of the ten players present who […]

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New Business To Attract Tourists To Blennerville Village

New Business To Attract Tourists To Blennerville Village

June 24, 2017 at 12:23 pm 1 comment

BLENNERVILLE village is sure to see a boost in visitors this summer as a new ten bedroom guest accommodation business has just opened. Following recent renovations, Blennerville Tides Guest Accommodation has opened in The Station House building, directly across from Blennerville Windmill,. The business is owned and managed by local […]

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Know Your Rights: Renewing Passport On Time For Holidays

June 24, 2017 at 12:22 pm 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 booked a family holiday and checked my passport to make sure it’s still valid. It is, but it’s due to expire a couple of weeks before I […]

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Kerry Airport To Receive €769,537 In Government Funding

Kerry Airport To Receive €769,537 In Government Funding

June 23, 2017 at 11:55 am 0 comments

KERRY Airport is to get €769,537 in exchequer grants under the Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport’s Regional Airports Programme. Kerry TD and Minister of State at the Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport Brendan Griffin today welcomed the announcement by the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport, Shane Ross T.D. […]

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Colm Cooper Announces His Autobiography Is Coming This October

Colm Cooper Announces His Autobiography Is Coming This October

June 23, 2017 at 11:40 am 0 comments

THIS should be good. Colm Cooper’s autobiography is coming this autumn according to the great man himself who tweeted as much earlier today. It will be titled ‘Gooch — The Autobiography’ and is billed as “a compelling and honest autobiography from the much-loved star of Gaelic football, indisputably one of […]

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Mary O'Connell, Aoife Dillane, Rachel Kilgallen and Rebecca Conway at the launch of the Tralee International Children's Games team heading to Kaunas next month. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Tralee Teens Ready For Games In Lithuania Next Month

June 23, 2017 at 10:34 am 0 comments

ATHLETES and their families gathered in The Rose Hotel on Thursday night as final preparations are made for the Tralee International Children’s Games trip to Lithuania early next month. Eighteen young Kerry athletes are all set for the trip of a lifetime to this year’s International Children’s Games and Cultural […]

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Gaelscoil Mhic Easmainn pupils at their Graduation Ceremony at the school on Thursday night. Photo by Dermot Crean

Graduation Day Arrives For Gaelscoil Mhic Easmainn Pupils

June 23, 2017 at 10:33 am 1 comment

IT was an emotional Thursday night for all present at Gaelscoil Mhic Easmainn’s school hall, for the Sixth Class pupils graduation ceremony. The class, who began in Junior Infants in 2009, will depart for secondary school this autumn so it was a chance for families to get together and reflect […]

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Twenty Per Cent Of Denny Street Buildings Are Empty

Twenty Per Cent Of Denny Street Buildings Are Empty

June 23, 2017 at 9:52 am 1 comment

KERRY County Council in association with the Heritage Council and Tralee Chamber Alliance will host a free public seminar on Friday, June 30 at Kerry County Museum on the future of Denny Street. The aim of the seminar is to stimulate change and to transform Denny Street from a place to […]

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Pupils enjoying Active Schools Week at Spa NS on Thursday. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Warriors Drop In To Spa NS For Active Schools Week

June 22, 2017 at 6:05 pm 0 comments

THE beautiful weather provided a perfect time for Spa NS to hold their Active Schools Week and on Thursday there were some familiar faces at the school. Kieran Donaghy, Dusan Bogdanovic and John Dowling from Tralee Warriors imparted some basketball tips to eager youngsters and it looked like they were […]

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Taxi Drivers Protest As Incomes Plummet Due To Rank Problem

Taxi Drivers Protest As Incomes Plummet Due To Rank Problem

June 22, 2017 at 3:41 pm 4 comments

TRAFFIC around Tralee was disrupted on Thursday afternoon as local taxi drivers held a slow-drive protest in convoy around town for two hours. The drivers were highlighting the issue of the location of the new main rank since The Mall has been closed off to them since May. The taxi […]

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Maeve Ferris who organised the Charity Yoga Class in the Town Park on Wednesday. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: A Relaxing Yoga Session In The Park For Charity

June 22, 2017 at 11:39 am 1 comment

THE Town Park was the beautiful setting for a charity lunchtime yoga class on Wednesday. as over 30 people put down their mats for a spot of relaxation and exercise. Maeve Ferris of Ebb And Flow Yoga, was behind the idea and explained how it came about. “Today is International […]

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Talented Na Gaeil Players Off To Féile This Weekend

Talented Na Gaeil Players Off To Féile This Weekend

June 22, 2017 at 10:57 am 0 comments

ANOTHER momentous weekend awaits players from Na Gaeil as they will head off to the Under 14 Féile na nÓg tournament in Cavan and Monaghan. The team held a training session on Wednesday and afterwards they were presented with their Féile gear and the schedule for the weekend was previewed […]

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Garvey’s To Celebrate 25th Anniversary With Weekend Of Giveaways And Offers

Garvey’s To Celebrate 25th Anniversary With Weekend Of Giveaways And Offers

June 21, 2017 at 4:36 pm 0 comments

IT’S been 25 years since Coronation Street star Ken Morley arrived on Rock Street to officially open Garvey’s Supervalu to much fanfare with crowds thronging the streets outside. While his character — bespectacled ‘Freshco’ supermarket manager Reg Holdsworth — has faded from memory, the business on Rock Street has gone […]

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Tralee People Meet The Queen At Centenary Of Bombing Of School In London

Tralee People Meet The Queen At Centenary Of Bombing Of School In London

June 21, 2017 at 3:00 pm 0 comments

RELATIVES of a Tralee woman who saved the lives of many schoolchildren during World War 1, met Queen Elizabeth as she was remembered in London last Thursday on the centenary of a terrible event in the English capital. The relatives were found after a public appeal by Kerry genealogy researcher, Martine Brennan, […]

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Martin Ferris Highlights Plight Of 10-Year-Old Kerry Boy Waiting For Operation

June 21, 2017 at 11:10 am Comments are Disabled

KERRY Sinn Féin TD Martin Ferris has critiscised the Minister for Health and the HSE over the delay a young Kerry boy is experiencing in waiting for an urgent operation at Crumlin Childrens Hospital. He said the family of a 10 year old Listowel boy who had his surgery postponed […]

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Music Initiative Enables Presentation Pupils To Develop Their Talent

Music Initiative Enables Presentation Pupils To Develop Their Talent

June 21, 2017 at 10:43 am Comments are Disabled

PUPILS from Presentation Primary School showcased their musical talents thanks to programme from Kerry Music Education Partnership. The second class pupils put on an impressive musical display on Tuesday when they performed new pieces composed with the help of musician and tutor, Donal Moroney. Second class pupils completed the introductory […]

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Brendan Griffin

Brendan Griffin Appointed Junior Minister

June 20, 2017 at 3:30 pm Comments are Disabled

KERRY Fine Gael TD, Brendan Griffin has been appointed junior minister with responsibility for tourism and sport. The Castlemaine man was promoted to the ministerial ranks today by Taoiseach Leo Varadkar, whom Deputy Griffin had supported in his bid to become party leader. Deputy Griffin was elected to Kerry County […]

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Tralee Golf Club Youngsters Win Munster Skills Title

Tralee Golf Club Youngsters Win Munster Skills Title

June 20, 2017 at 1:52 pm Comments are Disabled

YOUNG members of Tralee Golf Club were successful in a Munster competition at the weekend. The u15 team became Munster Skills champions after winning the competition in Ballykisteen, Co. Tipperary on Saturday. The team consisted of Mark Stephenson, Eoin Higgins, Fionan Egan and Donagh Stephenson. Team Manager, Paul Stephenson said; […]

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Google Streetview Car Filming In Town But Is It A Few Months Too Soon?

Google Streetview Car Filming In Town But Is It A Few Months Too Soon?

June 20, 2017 at 12:53 pm Comments are Disabled

THE Google car was travelling around Tralee yesterday filming the streets of the town for its Google Streetview Maps service. The last time it was updated was September 2014 just before the All-Ireland final so green and gold were prominent colours on the streets and shops, despite it being a […]

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