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Seated; Ciara McCarthy, Michelle Nealon, Michelle Galvin and Emma O'Brien. Back from left; Clodagh Roche, Anna Cunningham, Catriona O'Brien and Tara Crean at the Patricks Hair Salon Christmas party in Benner's Hotel on Saturday night. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Christmas Party Nights All Over Town

December 15, 2019 at 11:38 am 0 comments

TraleeToday.ie’s coverage of Christmas party season is brought to you by AIB Tralee…   BARS, restaurants and hotels are enjoying their annual boom period this month as everyone heads out for their Christmas party. This weekend was no exception as they were all thronged with revellers enjoying a night out. […]

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At the lighting of the Remembrance Tree were Fearghal Grimes, Mari O'Donnell.

‘Light To Remember’ Ceremony Held On Grounds Of UHK

December 15, 2019 at 11:38 am 0 comments

AFTER it was postponed last Sunday thanks to Storm Atiyah, Saturday evening saw the ‘Light to Remember’ ceremony go ahead with a fine crowd present to witness the occasion. The fundraiser for Kerry Hospice saw a Christmas tree lit up with each light to remember a loved one who has passed […]

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Met Eireann Issue Snow/Ice Warning For Whole Country

Met Eireann Issue Snow/Ice Warning For Whole Country

December 14, 2019 at 11:26 am 0 comments

  WRAP up well, winter is truly here. We’ve had a number of wind warnings over the past week with the rain falling incessantly, but now the cold is here. Met Eireann has issued a Status Yellow – Snow/Ice warning for the entire country today.  Wintry showers of hail, sleet […]

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Andrew Morrissey, Deirdre Walsh, Jerry O'Sullivan, Elaine Kinsella and Brendan Fuller at the Radio Kerry Christmas Party in Rose Buí Room in The Rose Hotel on Friday night. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Radio Kerry Staff Enjoy Christmas Party At The Rose Hotel

December 14, 2019 at 10:17 am 0 comments

TraleeToday.ie’s coverage of Christmas Party Season in Tralee is brought to you by AIB Tralee… THE recently opened Rose Buí room in The Rose Hotel was the venue for the Radio Kerry Christmas Party on Friday night. Presenters, DJs, advertising staff, and management were present for a chance to relax […]

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Emma Curtin, Karen Fitzgerald, Jennifer Casey and Mary O'Rourke at the University Hospital Kerry Christmas Party at Ballygarry House Hotel on Friday night. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Glamour At The University Hospital Kerry Christmas Party

December 14, 2019 at 10:16 am 0 comments

TraleeToday.ie’s coverage of Christmas party season in Tralee is brought to you by AIB Tralee… DON’T worry, there was a few staff left in the hospital on Friday night to attend to patients! Although you wouldn’t have thought it with the attendance at the University Hospital Kerry Christmas Party at […]

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Great Local Line-Up Of Rock, Electronic And Hip Hop Artists For Greyhound Gig

Great Local Line-Up Of Rock, Electronic And Hip Hop Artists For Greyhound Gig

December 14, 2019 at 10:13 am 0 comments

A TRALEE man is organising a fantastic night of original rock, electronic and hip hop music at The Greyhound Bar on the Saturday before Christmas. Patrick Dolan is currently living in Boston but he’s assembled a host of local bands and singers for the free event on December 21. The […]

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Local Man To Launch His Fantasy Novel In Tralee Bookshop

Local Man To Launch His Fantasy Novel In Tralee Bookshop

December 14, 2019 at 10:12 am 0 comments

A LOCAL author will launch his book at the Action Lesotho Bookshop in the Tralee Shopping Centre on Saturday, December 21, from 1pm-3pm. Aidan Lucid’s ‘The Lost Son’ is a fantasy novel aimed at both adults and teenage readers. Aidan first began writing this novel back in 2005 while recovering from a […]

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Know Your Rights: Patient Advocacy Service

December 14, 2019 at 10:11 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 was in hospital recently and I was not happy with my experience there. When I complained to the nurse in charge I wasn’t satisfied with the response. How […]

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Michaela Harrington of Causeway Comprehensive School,  (runner-up), Katie O'Connor (winner) of Castleisland Community College and Shannia O’Brien of Coláiste Gleann Lí (runner-up) at the presentation of awards for the Kerry ETB Christmas Card competition. Photo by Dermot Crean

Winners Of Kerry ETB Christmas Card Competition Announced

December 13, 2019 at 4:41 pm 0 comments

THE annual Kerry Education & Training Board Christmas Card Art Competition saw over 200 entries from their eight Post Primary Schools throughout Kerry. As always the standard was very high, but there can be only one overall winner with three runners up selected and they were invited to Kerry ETB Head […]

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Launching the upcoming '80s Night' at The Rose Hotel were, kneeling, Mikey Sheehy of Comfort For Chemo Kerry and Mark Sullivan, General Manager of The Rose Hotel. At back; Mary Fitzgerald of Comfort For Chemo Kerry, Marketing and Advertising Manager of The Rose Hotel Aisling Foley and Elma Walsh of Donal Walsh Livelife Foundation. Photo by Dermot Crean

It’s ‘Back To The 80s’ Again At The Rose Hotel

December 13, 2019 at 2:09 pm 0 comments

IT’S back! After the massive success of last January’s event, The Rose Hotel has again teamed up with charities to bring you ‘Back To The 80s’. Dig out those shoulder pads and leg warmers and get set to hit the dancefloor 80’s style at the hotel on Friday, January 24 […]

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Caherleaheen NS pupils at their Christmas Concert on Thursday night in St John's Church. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Families Gather In St John’s Church For Caherleaheen School Concert

December 13, 2019 at 10:20 am 0 comments

ST John’s Church was bustling with activity just before 7.30pm last night, as children from Caherleaheen NS prepared for their annual Christmas concert. Hundreds of family members were in attendance to watch the little ones perform a nativity inspired segment, while other classes filled the church with the festive favourites […]

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Nicola Casey with her Hairdressing certificate with Niamh Casey and Paula Casey at the Kerry College Monavalley Presentation of Certificates and Awards Night at The Rose Hotel on Thursday. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Kerry College Monavalley Campus Hosts Certification And Awards Night

December 13, 2019 at 10:13 am 0 comments

IT may have been a bad night outside but there was a packed room in The Rose Hotel for the Kerry College (Monavalley Campus) Certification and Awards Night on Thursday. Qualifications in a host of different courses — including tour guiding, supervisory management, hairdressing, digital marketing, cheffing, healthcare and more — […]

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REPRO-FREE From Left, Enda O'Brien Director Baile Mhuire, Edward O'Connor Director Baile Mhuire, Aidan Kelly Development Officer Baile Mhuire, Brendan Griffin TD Minister of State for Tourism & Sport, Paddy Garvey Chairperson Baile Mhuire, Caroline Corkery Director Baile Mhuire, Coleen Trant and Noel Conway Bus Drivers Baile Mhuire. Photo by John Walsh

Baile Mhuire To Get A New Bus For Christmas Thanks To €50k Grant

December 13, 2019 at 9:55 am 0 comments

BAILE Mhuire Day Care Centre for Older Persons has secured funding to purchase a new wheelchair-accessible bus to provide a very necessary transport service to clients who attend the Mid & West Kerry Stroke Service in Tralee. The Minister of State for Tourism and Sport, Mr Brendan Griffin TD, confirmed […]

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Showing the Santa 5k Fun Run medals at Tralee Bay Wetlands were, Sophie Quillinan, Martin Moore,  and Jamie Quillinan. Photo by Dermot Crean

Five Things To Do Around Tralee This Weekend

December 13, 2019 at 9:49 am 0 comments

Let’s hope the weather improves this weekend because the past week has been just miserable. There’s a few things on in town that might cheer you up… Saturday 1. Let it snow… Whatever Met Eireann tells us, there’ll definitely be snow on Saturday in the town centre. Snow Day, organised […]

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The 2020 Community Support Fund was launched today by the Mayor of Kerry County Council, Cllr Niall Kelleher, and the Chief Executive of Kerry County Council, Moira Murrell. The fund, which is now in its sixth year, has supported over 1,500 projects since 2015.
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Press Release 10th December 2019
OVER €3.5M INVESTED IN OVER 1,500 COMMUNITY PROJECTS THROUGH KERRY COUNTY COUNCIL’S COMMUNITY SUPPORT FUND
KERRY COUNTY COUNCIL INVITES APPLICATION FOR 2020 COMMUNITY SUPPORT FUND
 
Since its establishment in 2015, the Kerry County Council Community Support Fund has provided funding of €3.5m to community groups and projects across the county. The Council has now issued a call for funding for the 2020 Community Support Fund which is offering supports of €750,000 to community-based projects and initiatives in Kerry.
The 2020 Community Support Fund was launched today by the Mayor of Kerry County Council, Cllr Niall Kelleher, and the Chief Executive of Kerry County Council, Moira Murrell.
The fund, which is now in its sixth year, has supported over 1,500 projects since 2015.  As occurred in 2017, 2018 & 2019 some of the Community Support Fund will be used again this coming year to target strategic projects in the five municipal districts and to co-fund projects which are in receipt of grants from other sources.
Over the past two years, over €3million was leveraged from other grant sources as a result of the strategic allocation of resources under the Community Support Fund.
For 2020, the fund will target funding under five categories of support:
Growing and Sustaining Communities
Community Tidy Towns Initiatives and Amenity Projects
Community Sport and Physical Activity Programmes
Community Economic Innovation
Community Based Tourism, Festivals and Events
 

The Mayor of Kerry County Council, Cllr Niall Kelleher, said: ‘Community Groups across the County have benefited from the Community Support Fund since its establishment in 2015, it is indicative of the council’s support for the work being done by community and voluntary organisations all over the county to build vibrant and sustainable communities.’
Chief Executive of Kerry County Council, Moira Murrell, said: ‘The retention of part of the fund to help to leverage funding from other sources and to co-fund projects with other funding streams has also  proven to be an enormous success in recent years.’
The closing date for receipt of completed applications is Monday, 20 January 2020 and application forms may be downloaded from the council’s website. Further information is available for Kerry County Council’s Community Department at 066 7183680.

Call For Applications For Community Support Fund 2020

December 13, 2019 at 9:34 am 0 comments

KERRY County Council has issued a call for applications for the 2020 Community Support Fund which is offering supports of €750,000 to community-based projects and initiatives in Kerry. Since its establishment in 2015, the Kerry County Council Community Support Fund has provided funding of €3.5m to community groups and projects across […]

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In front; Fearghal Grimes and Andrea O'Donoghue with, at back; Joe Hennebery, Maura Sullivan, Breda Barry, Eilish Herlihy, Tim Nolan and Breda O'Sullivan, launching the memorial tree at UHK. Photo by Dermot Crean

‘Light To Remember’ Ceremony Rescheduled For This Saturday Evening

December 12, 2019 at 2:03 pm 0 comments

AFTER being postponed last Sunday due to the Status Red weather warning, the ‘Light To Remember’ ceremony has been rescheduled to take place this Saturday between 6pm and 7pm on the grounds of University Hospital Kerry. The fundraiser for Kerry Hospice will see a Christmas tree lit up with each light […]

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Status Yellow Wind Warning Issued For Kerry Tonight

Status Yellow Wind Warning Issued For Kerry Tonight

December 12, 2019 at 11:45 am 0 comments

HERE we go again. We had a Status Red warning on Sunday and a Yellow Warning on Tuesday, so with the weather so unsettled, this is no surprise. A Status Yellow Wind warning has been issued by Met Eireann for Kerry, Donegal, Galway, Leitrim, Mayo, Sligo, Clare and Cork. It’s […]

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Some of Mrs McCarthy's third class pupils who performed 'A Christmas Medley' at the Scoil Eoin Christmas Concert on Wednesday evening. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Music, Song And Dance At Scoil Eoin Christmas Concerts

December 12, 2019 at 10:48 am 0 comments

THE excitement was palpable on Wednesday when we called to Scoil Eoin to catch the pupils preparing for the annual Christmas concert. Taking place over Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, it’s always a huge undertaking with hundreds of pupils taking part every year and teachers have been getting their charges ready over the […]

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Sponsored: Heather’s Guide To Jewellery ‘Gifts For Her’ This Christmas

Sponsored: Heather’s Guide To Jewellery ‘Gifts For Her’ This Christmas

December 12, 2019 at 10:41 am 0 comments

Less than two weeks to Christmas Day and time is running out to get those special gifts for loved ones. Well don’t despair, as Heather O’Sullivan of John Ross Jewellers on Castle Street has gift ideas for ladies this season… Rings There has been a huge shift this Christmas to […]

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Tralee Company To Hold Events In Aid Of Mental Health Ireland

Tralee Company To Hold Events In Aid Of Mental Health Ireland

December 12, 2019 at 10:37 am 0 comments

TRALEE-BASED company ViClarity are kicking off their annual charity fundraiser in aid of Mental Health Ireland. The charity event called “ViClarity4Charity” will see the ViClarity team take part in four events over the course of the next two weeks.  The first event takes place this Friday December 13, with a […]

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First class pupils who took part in the Presentation Primary Christmas Concert on Wednesday. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Presentation Pupils Attempt To ‘Save Our Planet’ At Christmas Concert

December 12, 2019 at 10:34 am 0 comments

PRESENTATION Primary School broke with tradition this year to deliver a Christmas show with a difference at the school hall on Wednesday. Entitled ‘Save Our Planet’, this was a musical play involving all children from Junior Infants to Second Class and it didn’t disappoint those attending. “As we are participating […]

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Kerry Volunteers Wanted To Help Out On Charity’s ‘Lollipop Day’

Kerry Volunteers Wanted To Help Out On Charity’s ‘Lollipop Day’

December 12, 2019 at 10:32 am 0 comments

THE Oesophageal Cancer Fund (OCF) needs people in Kerry to help with their 19th annual Lollipop Day. On Friday, February 28 and Saturday, February 29, the national charity will host its fundraising and awareness day in Kerry to help raise funds for Oesophageal Cancer across the country. Lollipop Day involves thousands […]

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IT Tralee Receives €580,000 In Funding For Two Projects

IT Tralee Receives €580,000 In Funding For Two Projects

December 12, 2019 at 10:30 am 0 comments

IT Tralee has been awarded over €580,000 for two projects under the Regional Technology Clustering Fund. In total, twelve successful applicants, representing Academic Institutions from across all regions, shared €4.6 million in funding for their projects as announced by Minister for Business, Enterprise and Innovation, Heather Humphreys TD and Minister […]

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Launching the St John's Ashe Street Christmas Fair for Saturday 14th Dec  members of the St John Ashe Street Committee  Mary Kinch,Mona Buckley, Rhona Giles and Susan Keating. Photo: Joe Hanley

Fun For All At Christmas Fair In Teach An tSolais This Saturday

December 11, 2019 at 2:40 pm 0 comments

A WONDERFUL event will again take place at Teach an tSolais at St John’s Ashe Street on Saturday, as the Tralee, Ballymacelligott and Ballyseedy parish hosts its annual Christmas Fair. Taking place from 10.30am to 2.30pm, it’s set to be a fantastic day for all the family with raffles and hampers, […]

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President of IT Tralee Students Union, Petrina Comerford (centre) accepting an RSA award at the ceremony on Wednesday.

IT Tralee’s Road Safety Week Event Wins National RSA Award

December 11, 2019 at 2:24 pm 0 comments

THE IT Tralee has won an award at the RSA’s 12th annual ‘Leading Lights in Road Safety’ Awards in Croke Park today (Wednesday). The Institute won the Education Third Level award for the Road Safety Week spearheaded by Petrina Comerford, in her role earlier this year as Vice President for Welfare […]

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At the presentation of the Community Vibrancy Award on Monday were Donal Tobin, Tim McSweeney, Frank Hayes of Kerry Group, Peter Colleran, Eamon O'Reilly CEO of NEWKD and Trisha Dowling, Coordinator & Health and Safety Officer
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Tralee Allotments Project Receives Community Vibrancy Award

December 11, 2019 at 12:00 pm 0 comments

THE Tralee Community Allotment Project has been presented with the Community Vibrancy Recognition Programme Award. Representatives from Kerry Group and NEWKD were in attendance at the Moyderwell allotments for the presentation on Monday. The Project is being recognised to acknowledge the valuable contribution made to community vibrancy, specifically for the regeneration […]

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Details Of 68th Annual Fenit Christmas Day Swim Announced

Details Of 68th Annual Fenit Christmas Day Swim Announced

December 11, 2019 at 9:55 am 0 comments

WITH just two weeks to go, Tralee Bay Swimming Club have announced details of the 68th annual Christmas Day Swim in Fenit. Once again the collection will be in aid of RNLI Fenit Lifeboats and the swim will take place at 12noon. The swim will begin with the traditional singing of Jingle […]

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Looking forward to the Bon Jovee concert were Mike Leahy of Bon Jovee, Mary O'Connor of Action For Amber and Damian Greer of Bon Jovee, Cora Walsh of Comfort For Chemo, Eileen Whelan of Paco, Mary Lynch and Audrey Moran. Photo by Dermot Crean

Bon Jovee To Play Another Big Fundraiser At The Brandon

December 11, 2019 at 9:55 am 0 comments

AFTER last year’s ‘runaway’ success, Bon Jovee are set to play another big concert in the Brandon Hotel Conference Centre for two great causes in February. Last February’s gig saw thousands raised for Cliona’s Foundation, the Chemotherapy Unit at UHK and Kerry Hospice, with hundreds supporting the event. This time it’s […]

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Taking part in the 'Queen In Concert' segment were pupils from Ms Keane's second class at Mercy Moyderwell school on Tuesday. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Queen, The Lion King And Christmas Classics At Moyderwell Concert

December 11, 2019 at 9:54 am 0 comments

YOU know Christmas is very close when the school Christmas concerts/plays begin. Well yesterday saw the pupils at Moyderwell Mercy begin a three day programme of concerts with families of the participants packing the school hall. Beginning with Christmas songs from Ms Hanifin and Ms Geaney’s senior infants, things got […]

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Mairead Fernane, Jim Naughton, Jan Rice of the Samaritans, Tim Guiheen, Anne Marie Healy, Niall Shanahan and Mairead Moriarty of the Samaritans at the new sign at Austin Stacks GAA grounds in Connolly Park. Photo by Dermot Crean

New Sign At Austin Stacks Promotes Mental Health Services

December 11, 2019 at 9:54 am 0 comments

A NEW sign has been erected at Austin Stacks GAA grounds at Connolly Park promoting local mental health services. The sign gives the contact details of Pieta House and Samaritans and encourages anyone feeling worried or upset to get in touch with them. “I feel clubs need to help their […]

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