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Sponsored: Information Session On Beauty Therapy Courses At Kerry College

Sponsored: Information Session On Beauty Therapy Courses At Kerry College

July 1, 2022 at 5:05 pm 0 comments

CALLING all you Beauty Therapy enthusiasts! Kerry College will be hosting hour-long information sessions at our state of the art newly refurbished Beauty Therapy Suite in the E Block of our Clash Road Campus on Thursday 7th of July. Facilities include Bespoke Nail Bar, Treatment rooms, Spa Area and Steam […]

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Some of those gathered at the annual Tony O'Donoghue Memorial Walk on Saturday evening. Photo by Dermot Crean

Take Part In The Tony O’Donoghue Memorial Walk This Saturday

July 1, 2022 at 3:25 pm 0 comments

THE annual Tony ‘Todd’ O’Donoghue Memorial Walk, which has raised tens of thousands for charity over the years, is on tomorrow from Blennerville Windmill car park. Organised by Tony’s daughter Andrea, the walk will turn pink this year as all funds will go towards Mary Gardiner’s ‘100k in June’ fundraiser. […]

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Tralee Chamber And Tidy Towns Team Up For Shopfront Competition

Tralee Chamber And Tidy Towns Team Up For Shopfront Competition

July 1, 2022 at 2:51 pm 0 comments

TRALEE Chamber Alliance has partnered with Tralee Tidy Towns for a Tralee Best Shopfront Competition. Following on from the fantastic response for the Christmas Window Display, businesses in Tralee are being urged to take part in this competition which will tie in with the National Tidy Towns judging period over […]

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Delay To Reopening Of Skellig Michael This Weekend

Delay To Reopening Of Skellig Michael This Weekend

July 1, 2022 at 2:41 pm 0 comments

POOR weather and sea conditions today made it impossible for Office of Public Works guide staff to travel to Sceilg Mhichíl ahead of the planned reopening on Saturday. As poor sea conditions are forecast for tomorrow, Saturday, 2 July, as well, the re-opening of Sceilg Mhichíl to visitors is postponed […]

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WATCH: See The Trailer For The Movie ‘Joyride’ Filmed In Kerry

WATCH: See The Trailer For The Movie ‘Joyride’ Filmed In Kerry

July 1, 2022 at 1:09 pm 0 comments

NEXT Tuesday sees the premiere of ‘Joyride’ — the movie starring Olivia Colman and filmed in Kerry last summer —at the Galway Film Fleadh. The trailer for the movie has been uploaded to YouTube. Do you recognise any of the locations? Joyride will go on general release at the end […]

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Record-Breaking June For Patients Waiting On Trolleys At UHK

Record-Breaking June For Patients Waiting On Trolleys At UHK

July 1, 2022 at 12:14 pm 0 comments

THERE was a record number of patients waiting on trolleys in University Hospital Kerry in June. There were 345 people waiting on trolleys at UHK last month, an increase of 295 on June 2021 when there were 50 patients on trolleys and up on the previous June record figure of 233 […]

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Launching the fundraiser for Phoenix Women's Centre's Women's Shed were, front from left; Rita O'Sullivan (Chairperson), Noreen Greaney, Jackie Lythgoe, Eva Walsh. Back from left; Mary Tarrant Lynch, Mandy Landers, Marian Fitzgerald, Sheila Martin (Secretary) and Margaret Carey. Photo by Dermot Crean

Phoenix Centre To Launch ‘Women’s Shed’ This Month

July 1, 2022 at 11:37 am 0 comments

THE Phoenix Women’s Centre is holding an official launch later this month as it prepares to expand its range of activities, training programmes, workshops, and events. The centre, located at Market Place on Maine Street in Tralee, will now be known as the Phoenix Women’s Centre and Shed. The Centre will still be […]

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Four Men And A Dog will play a concert at the festival in Castleisland this October.

Patrick O’Keeffe Traditional Music Festival Line-Up Revealed

July 1, 2022 at 11:36 am 0 comments

THE Patrick O’Keeffe Traditional Music Festival will this year celebrate its 30th year in existence and to mark this milestone they are beginning the Castleisland festival on Thursday, October 27 until Monday, October 31. There’s a packed line-up of events over the five days with top artists to perform. Headline concerts […]

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Lauren Barrett with mom Gina, brother Jack and dad Paudie holding 'Cara' at the final 1k of her 100k In June Challenge at the Austin Stacks Club on Thursday evening. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Fantastic Turnout To Join Lauren In Completing ‘100k In June’ Challenge

July 1, 2022 at 10:43 am 0 comments

THERE was a fantastic show of community support at Austin Stacks GAA Club on Thursday evening to join a local woman for the final leg of her 100k in June fundraiser. Lauren Barrett is a member of the ladies club in Stacks and she took on the challenge in aid […]

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At the launch of The Rose Hotel's associate sponsorship with Kerry Gaa were Franz, Amber, Conrad & Rowan Henggeler, Mark Sullivan, General Manager The Rose Hotel, Michele King, Director of Sales & Marketing The Rose Hotel, Patrick O’Sullivan, Chairman Kerry GAA, Peter Twiss, Secretary Kerry GAA.

The Rose Hotel Renews Associate Sponsorship With Kerry GAA

June 30, 2022 at 10:10 am 0 comments

THE Rose Hotel in Tralee has announced they are continuing their associate sponsorship with Kerry GAA. Speaking at the launch on Tuesday, Mark Sullivan, General Manager said: “We are thrilled to continue our associate sponsorship agreement with Kerry GAA. Austin Stack Park is a great asset to Tralee town and to […]

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Rap And Leeroy To Play With Ireland U20s In Tralee This Saturday

Rap And Leeroy To Play With Ireland U20s In Tralee This Saturday

June 30, 2022 at 9:55 am 0 comments

INTERNATIONAL basketball comes to town this weekend with the Ireland Under 20 side taking on Birmingham in an exhibition match at Tralee Sports Complex ahead of the FIBA European Championships. The game will be a special occasion for former Garvey’s Tralee Warriors’ Rapolas Bulvydas and Leeroy Odiahi, who will be playing at […]

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Fundraising Walk In Keel To Remember Damien

Fundraising Walk In Keel To Remember Damien

June 30, 2022 at 9:34 am 0 comments

THE people of Keel and the wider community are set to remember the late Damien Foley with a memorial walk on Sunday, July 10. Beginning at Keel GAA grounds at 10am, Damien‘s family, friends and neighbours will walk the Keel Loop Walk to mark what would have been the occasion […]

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Olivia Colman (Joy) and Charlie Reid (Mully) in Joyride which goes on general release later this month.

Movie Filmed In Tralee Area To Premiere Next Week

June 30, 2022 at 9:27 am 0 comments

A MOVIE filmed in Tralee and around Kerry last summer will have its premiere next week in Galway. ‘Joyride’, starring Oscar-winning actor Olivia Colman, will premiere as the opening film at this year’s Galway Film Fleadh on Tuesday July 5, before going on general release on July 29. Written by […]

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Nurses And Midwives In Kerry Express Discontent At Delay In Pandemic Recognition Payment

Nurses And Midwives In Kerry Express Discontent At Delay In Pandemic Recognition Payment

June 30, 2022 at 9:26 am 0 comments

NURSES and midwives working in University Hospital Kerry and West Kerry Community hospital have expressed their discontent with the delay in payment of the Pandemic Recognition Payment. This comes as their employer, the South/South West Hospital Group and Cork Kerry Community Healthcare have delayed the payment date for the Pandemic […]

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Pupil Davey Jay Flaherty with David and Claire Flaherty at the Holy Family NS Graduation night on Tuesday. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Graduation Night Arrives For Holy Family NS Class Of 2022

June 29, 2022 at 10:19 am 0 comments

SIXTH class pupils at Holy Family are saying farewell to their primary schooldays this week and a graduation ceremony was held there on Tuesday evening. The students and their families were in attendance for a blessing by Fr Amos while Principal Maria O’Regan and teacher Tommy Lyons spoke warmly about […]

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Mary Lucey: Vital Information For Students As CAO Deadline Approaches

Mary Lucey: Vital Information For Students As CAO Deadline Approaches

June 29, 2022 at 9:09 am 0 comments

By Mary Lucey – Founder of Career Ahead The information below is based on feedback from students who made incorrect CAO course choices resulting in them dropping out of their college course. • Follow Genuine Interests.  Students should not base course choices on anticipated exams results.  They should base them […]

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Deputy Pa Daly.

Daly Says Kerry People Can’t Wait Until October For Solutions To Cost Of Living Crisis

June 29, 2022 at 9:08 am 0 comments

THE Sinn Féin TD for Kerry says his constituents need assistance now to deal with the rising cost of living and can’t wait for the budget in October. Pa Daly was speaking about his party’s motion calling for an emergency budget to help workers and families deal with the cost […]

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Two Music Acts To Play In Old Chapel At Moyderwell Tonight

Two Music Acts To Play In Old Chapel At Moyderwell Tonight

June 29, 2022 at 9:07 am 0 comments

TONIGHT will see vocal harmony trio Rufous Nightjar and Canadian duo Mama’s Broke play in Tralee as part of their national tour. The venue for this show is the old convent chapel (Tobar Naofa), Moyderwell, and this event from nonfaction is supported by Kerry County Council through their Arts Act Grant and […]

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UHK Revises Visiting Arrangements Due To Rising Number Of COVID Cases

UHK Revises Visiting Arrangements Due To Rising Number Of COVID Cases

June 29, 2022 at 8:28 am 0 comments

UNIVERSITY Hospital Kerry has taken the decision to revise visiting arrangements at the hospital due to the rising number of COVID patients. A statement released by the hospital states that UHK had re-instated visiting arrangements on a safe and structured basis, in recognition of the importance of visiting for patients […]

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Sponsored: Kerry Students Reminded Of Apprenticeships, Traineeships And PLC Courses

Sponsored: Kerry Students Reminded Of Apprenticeships, Traineeships And PLC Courses

June 28, 2022 at 4:02 pm 0 comments

AS the CAO change-of-mind deadline approaches on 1st July, SOLAS is reminding Leaving Certificate students in Kerry that they can see the apprenticeships, traineeships and post leaving cert courses on offer by going to CAO.ie/options where all of these pathways can be explored SOLAS, the state agency that oversees further education […]

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Drumnacurra NS pupils and staff celebrate their win.

Causeway School Pupils Win National Junior Entrepreneur Award

June 28, 2022 at 12:20 pm 0 comments

PUPILS from a North Kerry school won a national award for their Junior Entrepreneur Programme class business. 3rd-6th Class Drumnacurra National School, Causeway, received the Top Teams Award for their classroom business, The Little Shop of Stitches.  A Kilcummin National School pupil won the Bright Spark Award. Around 9,000 pupils […]

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Sixth class pupil Kerri Falvey with parents Dave and Aine at St Brendan's NS Blennerville on Monday. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Class Of 2022 Bid Emotional Farewell To Schooldays At Blennerville NS

June 28, 2022 at 11:41 am 0 comments

A MOMENTOUS Monday at St Brendan’s NS in Blennerville came to a close with a special graduation ceremony as sixth class pupils said farewell to their primary schooldays. The 26 pupils and their families took shelter from the driving rain outside at the school hall for an emotional evening of […]

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David Scott of Tralee Chamber Alliance with Colm Nagle of Kerry County Council in front of one of the two new benches in The Square. Photo by Dermot Crean

New Benches Installed In The Square

June 28, 2022 at 11:09 am 0 comments

NEW ‘age-friendly’ benches have been installed at two locations in the town square. The newly installed seating was funded following an application by Tralee Chamber Alliance to Kerry County Council under the Community Enhancement Programme. David Scott of Tralee Chamber Alliance said; “By making our outdoor spaces and public realm pleasant, […]

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Lorcán Ó Cinnéde, Manager, Ionad an Bhlascaoid, with The Minister for State with responsibility for the Office of Public Works Patrick O’Donovan,  re-opened the iconic Blasket Centre (Ionad an Bhlascaoid) in Dún Chaoin on the Western edge of the Dingle Peninsula. The new visitor experience has officially opened at the Blasket Islands  following an investment of €2.9million from Fáilte Ireland, the Office of Public Works and the Department of Housing, Local Government and Heritage. Photo: Valerie O’Sullivan/FREE PICS***

PHOTOS: New Experience At Blasket Centre Officially Opened

June 28, 2022 at 10:20 am 0 comments

A NEW visitor experience has officially opened at the Blasket Islands, following an investment of €2.9million from Fáilte Ireland, the Office of Public Works and the Department of Housing, Local Government and Heritage. The Minister for State with responsibility for the Office of Public Works Patrick O’Donovan and Máire Ní […]

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Gardaí Appeal For Information In Relation To Damage To Vehicles

Gardaí Appeal For Information In Relation To Damage To Vehicles

June 27, 2022 at 3:29 pm 0 comments

GARDAI in Tralee are appealing for information relating to criminal damage incidents in the town over the past week. On Monday, June 20, between 2am and 3am at Quill Street, the owner of a beige Skoda found that their rear quarter window was smashed, but nothing was taken from the vehicle. […]

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John Francis Flynn

John Francis Flynn Elected Cathaoirleach Of Kerry County Council

June 27, 2022 at 2:10 pm 0 comments

FIANNA Fáil councillor, John Francis Flynn, has been elected Cathaoirleach of Kerry County Council at the local authority’s Annual Meeting at County Buildings today. Cllr Flynn, from Upper Tullig, Killorglin, represents the Kenmare Municipal District and is the 67th person to hold the position of chairperson of the council. The […]

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Professional Performers Invited To Apply For Live Performance Scheme

Professional Performers Invited To Apply For Live Performance Scheme

June 27, 2022 at 1:59 pm 0 comments

A FOURTH round of the Local Live Performance Programming Scheme (LLPPS) has been announced and applications are invited from people wishing to avail of the funding. The aim of the scheme is to support employment opportunities for professional performers and technicians across every town, city and county in Ireland and […]

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Status Yellow Rainfall Warning For Kerry

Status Yellow Rainfall Warning For Kerry

June 27, 2022 at 1:34 pm 0 comments

MET EIREANN has issued a Status Yellow Rain warning for Kerry this afternoon. They say there will be spells of heavy rain at times, heaviest in coastal and mountainous areas. Localised flooding and isolated thunderstorms possible. The warning is valid from 1pm today until 10am on Tuesday morning. Looking at the […]

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Mayor of Tralee Cllr Mikey Sheehy with wife Suzanne and daughters Róisín, Caragh and Ailbhe in Council Chambers on Monday. Photo by Dermot Crean

Cllr Mikey Sheehy Is The New Mayor Of Tralee

June 27, 2022 at 10:38 am 0 comments

CLLR Mikey Sheehy was elected as the new Mayor of Tralee this morning. The councillor was proposed by his Fianna Fáil party colleague, outgoing Mayor Johnnie Wall and seconded by Labour councillor Terry O’Brien, who will be Deputy Mayor for the coming year. Mayor Sheehy said he was honoured to […]

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Marguerite Walmsley, Sandra Hartnett, Siobhan O'Leary, Jacqui O'Connell and Fiona Cahill at Mary Gardiner's final walk of 100k in June for Breast Cancer Research on Sunday in Blennerville. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Fantastic Turnout As Mary Completes 100k Walk For Breast Cancer Ireland

June 27, 2022 at 10:15 am 0 comments

AFTER a month of activities, Mary Gardiner completed her 100k in June for Cancer Research with a little help from her friends. The popular local Garda, who was diagnosed with breast cancer in January, took to the road in the rain on Sunday afternoon accompanied by a couple of hundred […]

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