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Michelle Greaney (centre) presents a cheque for €5,300 to Andrea O'Donoghue and Maura Sullivan of the Kerry Hospice Foundation. Photo by Dermot Crean

Event In Jemma’s Memory Raises €5,300 For Kerry Hospice

April 21, 2021 at 10:32 am 0 comments

KERRY Hospice received a cheque on Tuesday, the proceeds of a well-supported event held over the Easter weekend. Local fitness/strength and conditioning coach, Michelle Greaney organised the Jemma O’Shea Memorial 5km & 10km Run/Walk in aid of the Palliative Care Unit at UHK and Jemma O’Shea, who fought a long […]

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Less Than Five COVID Cases For Kerry, 390 Reported Nationally This Evening

Less Than Five COVID Cases For Kerry, 390 Reported Nationally This Evening

April 20, 2021 at 5:49 pm 0 comments

LIKE yesterday, there were less than five new cases of COVID-19 reported for Kerry this evening. When the number is less than five, the exact number is not revealed until the following day on the COVID data hub on the gov.ie website. There were 11 additional deaths reported and 390 […]

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20 Jobs To Be Created At New James Whelan Butchers Store In Tralee

20 Jobs To Be Created At New James Whelan Butchers Store In Tralee

April 20, 2021 at 4:08 pm 0 comments

JAMES Whelan Butchers has just announced that it will be opening a new shop in Tralee, creating up to 20 new jobs. The family-run butchers’ newest shop is part of the redevelopment of Dunnes Stores, North Circular Road in Tralee which will include a state of the art Food Hall. […]

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New Facility At Agritech Centre Of Excellence In MTU Showcased

New Facility At Agritech Centre Of Excellence In MTU Showcased

April 20, 2021 at 1:33 pm 0 comments

IRELAND’S premier virtual, augmented and mixed reality suite at the Agritech Centre Of Excellence (ACE), hosted a virtual showcase of its facilities based on the Kerry Campus of Munster Technological University on Monday. Funded by Enterprise Ireland, Kerry County Council, as well as industry partners Dairymaster, McHale Engineering and Abbey […]

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People Of Kerry Urged To Share ‘One Sunrise Together’ For Darkness Into Light

People Of Kerry Urged To Share ‘One Sunrise Together’ For Darkness Into Light

April 20, 2021 at 12:12 pm 0 comments

PIETA House and Electric Ireland are encouraging the people of Kerry to share ‘One Sunrise Together’ on May 8 for Darkness into Light. Pieta and Electric Ireland urge people to sign up at darknessintolight.ie and take part in a special Darkness Into Light Sunrise on May 8th. This year, participants can walk, run, swim, hike, bike or simply share One Sunrise […]

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Ballymullen Barracks

Walk-In COVID Test Centre Opens At Ballymullen Barracks On Wednesday

April 20, 2021 at 11:26 am 0 comments

THE HSE has confirmed that a walk-in COVID-19 test centre will open in Tralee on Wednesday. The facility will be located at the existing COVID test centre in Ballymullen Barracks. It will offer tests to asymptomatic people. No booking in advance or referral from a GP is necessary, but people must bring […]

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Agnese Stradina from Listowel (left), and James Noonan from Tralee (right) with their new laptops presented at Kerry College Clash Campus on Monday. Also included is Mare O’Donoghue is Training and Employment Officer with FIT, Kerry College Principal Stephen Goulding and Mary Murphy, Assistant Principal. Photo by Dermot Crean

Kerry College Students Receive Laptops After Competition Win

April 20, 2021 at 10:39 am 0 comments

THE COVID pandemic has been particularly tough on learners who don’t have access to up-to-date technology or broadband to connect to the online learning and tuition that was necessary over the past 12 months. FIT (Fast Track to IT) have been collaborating with Kerry College for several years providing training […]

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Less Than Five Additional COVID Cases For Kerry, 403 Reported Nationally This Evening

Less Than Five Additional COVID Cases For Kerry, 403 Reported Nationally This Evening

April 19, 2021 at 5:52 pm 0 comments

THERE were less than five new cases of COVID-19 reported for Kerry this evening. When the number is less than five, the exact number is not revealed until the following day on the COVID data hub on the gov.ie website. There were no additional deaths reported and 403 new cases […]

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Sponsored: Intensive Irish And French Summer Courses For Fifth Year Students

April 19, 2021 at 1:48 pm 0 comments

DISRUPTION has become a byword for the Leaving Cert Class of 2022. Life must have seemed a lot more predictable back on the first October weekend of 2019 as they celebrated their Junior Cert results with one eye already cast down the well-trodden path to the big event in June […]

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Kerry Airport

Kerry Airport Allocated Over €1.7m In State Funding

April 19, 2021 at 11:24 am 0 comments

MINISTER of State at the Department of Transport, Hildegarde Naughton T.D., has announced the allocation of over €1.7m for Kerry Airport under the Regional Airports Programme 2021-2025. In all, over €11 million in exchequer funding has been allocated to regional airports. Almost €4.8 million has been allocated to the airports […]

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Sanctuary Runners, John Riordan, Carmen Burns, Kallie Barrie and Busie Mhlophe. 
The Sanctuary Runners plan to have at least 1,000 participants in this year's virtual Cork City Marathon - amongst them hundreds of relay teams. People running in solidarity and hope of reaching that light at the end of the tunnel and a brighter, safer future when we can all run as one in the months and years to come. The Sanctuary Runners bring asylum seekers, refugees and the wider Irish public together through running and this year the solidarity-through-sport movement will include runners, joggers and walkers from across the world in their virtual Cork City Marathon effort.
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Sanctuary Runners Looking For Kerry People To Join Them On Virtual Run

April 19, 2021 at 10:47 am 0 comments

A GROUP of runners are calling on the people of Kerry to help them with an ambitious bid to build the world’s most diverse relay team in what they’re calling their ‘Light at the end of the Tunnel’ run. The Kerry Sanctuary Runners of Tralee, Killarney and Kenmare use running, […]

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John Drummey promoting 'Tie Day Friday'.

‘Tie Day Friday’ To Help Kerry Mental Health Association

April 19, 2021 at 10:04 am 0 comments

NEXT Friday, April 23, is ‘Tie Day Friday’ when Kerry men, women and children everywhere are asked to wear a tie, post a picture or video on social media and make a donation to Kerry Mental Health Association. All proceeds raised will go towards supporting the befriending and other mental […]

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Kerry To Host Clare In Munster SFC Quarter-Final

April 19, 2021 at 9:48 am 0 comments

THE draw for the Munster Senior Football Championship  was made this morning. Kerry will face off against Clare in Killarney at the quarter-final stage and should they win, Tipperary will host them in the semi-final. On the other side of the draw, Waterford play Limerick with the winners facing champions […]

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PHOTOS: #Tralee On Social Media This Week

PHOTOS: #Tralee On Social Media This Week

April 18, 2021 at 11:08 am 0 comments

Every week we compile photos of Tralee and beyond posted on Twitter and Instagram. If you’d like a photo to feature, just tag #Tralee and we’ll see it… Okay then… During the wk, Mom&Dad were walking herself,&they met a dazed guy taking stones from a collapsed wall&going to a spot. They […]

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Men Arrested After Road Collision Near Killarney In January

Men Arrested After Road Collision Near Killarney In January

April 17, 2021 at 8:15 pm 0 comments

Gardaí have arrested two men, both aged in their 20s, as part of the investigation into a fatal road traffic collision that occurred near Killarney on Tuesday, 12th January. Both men are currently being detained at Killarney Garda Station under Section 4 of the Criminal Justice Act, A woman, aged […]

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Sponsored: Ballyseedy Home And Garden Are Hiring

April 17, 2021 at 10:48 am 0 comments

BALLYSEEDY Home and Garden are hiring for lots of full and part-time roles in anticipation of a busy staycation summer and to support new business units that have been developed over the last few months. Nathan McDonnell, the Managing Director of Ballyseedy said; “When the pandemic hit we had no […]

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Know Your Rights: Eligibility For The School Transport Scheme

Know Your Rights: Eligibility For The School Transport Scheme

April 17, 2021 at 10:34 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: My daughter is starting secondary school in September and we live 5 kilometres from her school. Am I eligible for the School Transport Scheme?  Answer: You may qualify […]

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Ballymullen Barracks

Walk-In COVID Testing Centre To Be Available In Tralee

April 16, 2021 at 10:22 pm 0 comments

A WALK-IN COVID19 test centre will be available in Tralee for 7 days starting Wednesday April 21st. The walk in centre will be part of the existing testing centre at Ballymullen Barracks. Cllr Mikey Sheehy welcomed the news saying it will be “essential in keeping COVID rates low and lowering community […]

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Less Than Five Additional COVID-19 Cases Reported For Kerry, 420 Nationally

Less Than Five Additional COVID-19 Cases Reported For Kerry, 420 Nationally

April 16, 2021 at 6:16 pm 0 comments

LIKE yesterday, there were less than five new cases of COVID-19 reported for Kerry this evening. When the number is less than five, the exact number is not revealed until the following day on the COVID data hub on the gov.ie website. There were 11 more deaths reported and 420 […]

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Tralee LEA Sees 28 New COVID Cases In 14-Day Period This Month

Tralee LEA Sees 28 New COVID Cases In 14-Day Period This Month

April 16, 2021 at 1:33 pm 0 comments

THERE were 28 new COVID-19 cases in the Tralee Local Electoral Area reported in the 14 day period up to Tuesday, April 13, according to data provided by the HSE and Health Protection Surveillance Centre (HPSC). It’s the electoral area with the largest amount of cases and the most per […]

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Kerry Youth Services Invited To Apply For Share Of €600,000 Fund

Kerry Youth Services Invited To Apply For Share Of €600,000 Fund

April 16, 2021 at 1:07 pm 0 comments

KERRY youth services are encouraged to apply for share of  a €600,000 made available to Rethink Ireland. This will help children and young people to improve their use of technology through Rethink Ireland’s Children and Youth Digital Solutions Fund. The Fund was officially launched on April 9 by the Minister for […]

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Less Than Five Additional COVID-19 Cases Reported For Kerry, 309 Nationally

Less Than Five Additional COVID-19 Cases Reported For Kerry, 309 Nationally

April 15, 2021 at 6:22 pm 0 comments

THERE were less than five new cases of COVID-19 reported for Kerry this evening. When the number is less than five, the exact number is not revealed until the following day on the COVID data hub on the gov.ie website. There were eight more deaths reported and 309 new cases […]

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Kerry’s ‘May The 4th Be With You’ Festival Goes Online

Kerry’s ‘May The 4th Be With You’ Festival Goes Online

April 15, 2021 at 4:42 pm 0 comments

THE annual May The 4th Be With You Festival will not succumb to the coronavirus pandemic, but it will move online this year. The four-day online celebration features over 100 fan made Star Wars films with over 200 million YouTube hits and interviews with some of the directors from all […]

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Tom Crean featured on an new stamp from An Post.

Tom Crean Celebrated In Stamps Issued By An Post

April 15, 2021 at 4:08 pm 0 comments

KERRY explorer Tom Crean has been celebrated in a set of stamps just launched by An Post. Four stamps have been issued by An Post which celebrate eight Irish men who took part in Antarctic expeditions in the 1800s and early 1900s. Apart from the west Kerry man, Ernest Shackleton, […]

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Funding For Facilities At Fenit, Castlegregory And Ballybunion Beaches

Funding For Facilities At Fenit, Castlegregory And Ballybunion Beaches

April 15, 2021 at 12:08 pm 0 comments

FUNDING has been made allocated to create three centres for outdoor water-based activities in Kerry. Centres at Ballybunion Beach, Fenit Beach and Magherabeg Beach will be enhanced with hot showers, changing and toilet facilities, secure storage, induction spaces, equipment washdown and orientation points. They will be fully wheelchair accessible and […]

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Eleven More COVID Cases Reported For Kerry, 431 Nationally

Eleven More COVID Cases Reported For Kerry, 431 Nationally

April 14, 2021 at 6:08 pm 0 comments

THERE were eleven new cases of COVID-19 reported for Kerry this evening. There were 12 more deaths reported and 431 new cases of the virus reported nationally this evening. Of the deaths reported today, four occurred in April, two occurred in March and six occurred in January. The median age of […]

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Linda Woods

Linda Saddles Up For Virtual Cycle In Aid Of Comfort For Chemo Kerry

April 14, 2021 at 2:12 pm Comments are Disabled

A WOMAN who received treatment at University Hospital Kerry Chemotherapy Unit is giving something back by taking part in a fundraiser next month. Linda Woods is championing an incredible initiative for Comfort for Chemo, Kerry, the Round Ireland Virtual Cycle from May 1st to May 8th. Linda and her fundraising […]

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Kerry Airport

Kerry Airport Passenger Numbers Fell By Over 75% Last Year

April 14, 2021 at 1:55 pm Comments are Disabled

THE number of passengers traveling through Kerry Airport in 2020 was down 77% on the previous year according to the latest data from the Central Statistics Office. The impact of COVID-19 travel restrictions saw just 82,959 passengers using the airport as opposed to 369,836 in 2019. The top route for […]

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Do The 5k In May And Help Out Recovery Haven

Do The 5k In May And Help Out Recovery Haven

April 14, 2021 at 10:50 am Comments are Disabled

HOW would you like to get active this May while raising funds for cancer support charity, Recovery Haven Kerry? The charity has joined forces with Just Giving for their exciting #5KMay fundraising event, which aims to get as many of their supporters as possible to sign up for a 5K […]

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Department Approves 24 Social Housing Units For Island Of Geese/Matt Talbot Road

Department Approves 24 Social Housing Units For Island Of Geese/Matt Talbot Road

April 14, 2021 at 10:26 am Comments are Disabled

APPROVAL in principle has been issued by the Department of Housing, Local Government and Heritage to Kerry County Council for the construction of 24 social homes at the Old Denny Site/Island of Geese on the Matt Talbot Road side. In total the new build will consist of 17 one-bedroomed and […]

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