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High Temperature Warning Issued For Kerry

High Temperature Warning Issued For Kerry

June 26, 2019 at 5:23 pm 0 comments

MAKES a change from the wind and rain ones I suppose. You may have noticed the big yellow thing in the sky has made a bit of a comeback over the past few days. Well it’s here to stay for a while more and things are hotting up down here […]

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Cyclists Invited To Gather For ‘Critical Mass’ Event This Friday

Cyclists Invited To Gather For ‘Critical Mass’ Event This Friday

June 26, 2019 at 4:43 pm 0 comments

AN event will be held this Friday evening and everyone with a bike is encouraged to call down for a leisurely cycle. Organised by the Kerry Cycling Campaign, the ‘Tralee Critical Mass Cycle’ will start from the Square at 6.30pm (people are asked to gather from 6pm). Critical Mass is […]

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Sixth class girls at their graduation at Blennerville NS on Tuesday evening. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Graduation Day Arrives For Blennerville’s Sixth Class Pupils

June 26, 2019 at 3:32 pm 0 comments

IT’S clear that sixth class pupils will leave with priceless memories of their time at St Brendan’s NS in Blennerville, after a graduation ceremony was held at the school on Tuesday evening. After a blessing from Fr Francis Nolan and some words from Principal Robbie O’Connell, the pupils showed short […]

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Billy Ryle

Billy Ryle: CAO ‘Change Of Mind’ Deadline Is Approaching

June 26, 2019 at 10:31 am 0 comments

Third level college applicants have until Monday, 1st July to submit a CAO ‘Change of Mind’. Billy Ryle looks at what this entails for students… CHANGE OF MIND With the State Exams concluding, the thoughts of exhausted candidates are no doubt turning to holidays, summer jobs and travel. But there […]

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Meadowlands Hotel To Be HQ For International Angling Championships Event In July

Meadowlands Hotel To Be HQ For International Angling Championships Event In July

June 25, 2019 at 3:31 pm 0 comments

A MAJOR angling championships competition will have its headquarters in a Tralee hotel next month. The Irish Federation of Sea Anglers, (IFSA), a 32 county organisation, will host the 2019 Home Nation Shore Angling Championships in Kerry and the Meadowlands Hotel will be the base for the competition. It takes […]

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The 12 participants after completing the event in Killarney on Saturday.

Twelve Runners Raise Thousands For Kerry Hospice With Marathon Effort

June 25, 2019 at 3:14 pm 0 comments

TWELVE charity runners made the most of the longest day of the year by running a mile in every county in the Republic of Ireland to raise funds for the Kerry Hospice Foundation and they’re raised over €9,000 with this year’s event. Starting in Mitchelstown, on Friday last, the charity […]

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Pupils at St Brendan's NS Blennerville  with Principal Robbie O'Connell, teacher Edel O'Sullivan and Anne Culloty, Health Promotion Officer at HSE with the flag at the school on Tuesday. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Funky Footwear And Flag Flying Fun At Blennerville School

June 25, 2019 at 2:43 pm 0 comments

THE countdown to the summer holidays is on for Tralee primary schools and in Blennerville they’re keeping themselves busy with activities in the final week. Tuesday morning saw Anne Culloty, Health Promotion Officer with the HSE, arrive at the school to deliver the Health Promoting Schools Flag. “There were projects […]

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Legal Briefs: Is It Time For One-Off Landlords To Bale Out?

Legal Briefs: Is It Time For One-Off Landlords To Bale Out?

June 25, 2019 at 12:19 pm 0 comments

WITH house prices on the rise and stricter penalties on the way, Alex Hoffman of Pierse McCarthy Lucey Solicitors asks the question, is it time for one-off landlords to bale out?… For generations, property was regarded as one of the soundest investments you could make – your money was literally […]

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Over Three Years For Kerry First-Time Buyers To Get Deposit Together For House

Over Three Years For Kerry First-Time Buyers To Get Deposit Together For House

June 25, 2019 at 11:12 am 0 comments

A NEW report issued today by EY-DKM Economic Advisory, has revealed it takes 3.1 years for a first-time buyer in Kerry, on an average income, to save the necessary deposit  to get a mortgage for a home in their native county. The report confirms that nearly half of all counties […]

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Kerry people are creatures of habit when it comes to what they cook at a barbecue.

New Survey Reveals What Kerry People Cook On The Barbecue

June 25, 2019 at 10:55 am 0 comments

FANCY a barbecue this week? While today might be dull, the rest of the week is looking very good indeed so the aroma of burgers, sausages and steaks will be wafting through the estates of Tralee over the next few days. A new survey reveals Kerry people are creatures of […]

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Actors Promise Entertaining ‘Night Of Stage And Screen’ In Ballymac Bar

Actors Promise Entertaining ‘Night Of Stage And Screen’ In Ballymac Bar

June 24, 2019 at 3:41 pm 0 comments

IF you want to be entertained by local actors performing scenes from famous movies and TV shows, then a trip to The Ballymac Bar, Boherbee, next week is definitely for you. Tim Landers’ ‘Act Up Drama Group’ is in rehearsals at the moment perfecting their skills for “A Night of Stage […]

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Regional Manager with the Irish Hearth Foundation, Anne Riordan (third from left), receives a cheque from Leo Byrne of the Kerry Liverpool Supporters Club (second from right). Also included were Sophie Byrne, Helen Moriarty, Manager of O'Donnells Ross Ahern and Clodagh Byrne. Photo by Dermot Crean

Local Liverpool Fans Show Generosity By Helping The Irish Heart Foundation

June 24, 2019 at 3:17 pm 0 comments

TRALEE’S bars were packed for the European Champions League Final earlier this month, but one pub was in particular was full of Liverpool fans. O’Donnells Bar and Restaurant in Mounthawk was the venue for a special fundraiser organised by the Kerry Liverpool Supporters Club on June 1. It was a […]

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Met Eireann.

Temperatures Are Set To Rise This Week, But First…

June 24, 2019 at 2:06 pm 0 comments

TEMPERATURES are set to rise significantly in Ireland this week, but Met Eireann has issued an Status Yellow Weather Advisory for Ireland this afternoon. They say there is the risk of heavy thundery downpours, especially over Munster and Leinster which may lead to spot flooding. The warning is valid until […]

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Teresa Huggins of Lee Strand and Patricia Fitzell of St Jon’s national School Ashe Street Tralee .  
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€500 Win for St John’s Parochial School in Tralee in Lee Strand Cash 4 Schools
Lee Strand visited St John’s Parochial School in Tralee to present a cheque of €500 in the Cash 4 Schools Draw. Speaking at the presentation Patricia Fitzell, Deputy Principal stated “We are delighted to win €500 in the Lee Strand Cash 4 Schools. Thank you very much for this great opportunity. The money will be used to provide games to promote social and oral language skills. We would also like to restock our Aistear toys and purchase S.E.S.E. resources. A big thank you to Niamh Dunne for entering into the draw on our behalf. We would also like to thank Betty Groves and the families of the school who consistently collect the mascots on our behalf.” 

John O’Sullivan, General Manager, Lee Strand said “Lee Strand presented a total of €2,000 this year to schools in Kerry providing much valued financial support for schools. We would like to congratulate our final winner for this year St John’s Parochial School in Tralee. Lee Strand Cash 4 Schools will be back again next term so keep collecting Mighty Mikey Milk tokens over the summer.”

 
To enter simply collect 10 Mighty Mikey Milk mascots printed on Lee Strand 1 Litre and pint cartons or 2 Litre plastic bottles. Post your 10 mascots along with your name, address and telephone number to: Win €500 Cash 4 Schools Competition, Lee Strand, Ballymullen, Tralee, Co. Kerry. For further information please contact 066 7121084.

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For further information please contact: Teresa Higgins-Walker, Lee Strand 086 3943954

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St John’s Parochial School Presented With €500 By Lee Strand

June 24, 2019 at 12:04 pm 0 comments

LEE Strand visited St John’s Parochial School in Tralee to present a cheque of €500 in the Cash 4 Schools Draw. Speaking at the presentation, Patricia Fitzell, Deputy Principal stated; “We are delighted to win €500 in the Lee Strand Cash 4 Schools. Thank you very much for this great […]

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Taking off.  Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Athletics Finals Bring Out The Best In Community Spirit

June 24, 2019 at 10:41 am 0 comments

A FANTASTIC weekend of athletics and the very essence of community spirit was on display at An Ríocht athletics grounds in Castleisland. The Kerry Community Games athletics finals was the occasion and while it was a ‘game of two halves’ in terms of the weather, the common thread was great […]

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WATCH: Banna Rescue Makes Safety Video As Summer Holidays Approach

WATCH: Banna Rescue Makes Safety Video As Summer Holidays Approach

June 24, 2019 at 9:55 am 0 comments

BANNA Rescue are urging people to stay safe in or around the water with a new video (see below). As the school holidays descend upon us, the award winning rescue service is warning of the potential dangers in the sea with the video made by local filmmakers. “By the end […]

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Deputy Mayor of Tralee, Sam Locke, with ladies at the fundraiser for the Chernobyl Children's Fund at Paco on The Mall on Saturday afternoon. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Paco Event Raises Around €1,000 For Chernobyl Children’s Fund

June 23, 2019 at 3:17 pm 0 comments

THERE was colour, noise and style on The Mall on Saturday afternoon as the Paco store once again held one of their famous fundraisers. Eileen Whelan and friends welcomed all to an ‘Afternoon Tea’ fundraiser in aid of Chernobyl Children’s Fund Tralee & District. There were fashion shows from the […]

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Caroline Nolan, Liz O'Gorman and Liz Forster at the Spa/Fenit branch of Kerry Hospice's Midsummer Ladies Lunch at the Oyster Tavern on Saturday afternoon. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Glamorous Ladies Enjoy Spa/Fenit Midsummer Lunch At The Oyster

June 23, 2019 at 12:45 pm 0 comments

OVER 90 ladies enjoyed a fabulous afternoon of food and good company at The Oyster Tavern, thanks to the endeavours of the Spa/Fenit Branch of the Kerry Hospice. Breeda Hurley of ABC Cleaning and author of ‘Survive and Thrive’, was the guest speaker the second annual Midsummer Ladies Lunch where […]

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Pupils enjoying the Sports Day/Ice Cream day at Spa NS on Friday. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Sports Day And Ice-Cream Fun At Spa NS

June 22, 2019 at 9:25 am 0 comments

SPA NS hosted their annual sports day and Ice Cream Party on Friday and the day ran like clockwork with children enjoying a wide variety of fun and games in the splendid sunshine. In the afternoon, the Parents Association hosted an Ice Cream Party where everyone go to sample some […]

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Melanie Harty of Harty's Foods looking forward to the Food and Craft Fair on Saturday, June 29.

Summertime Brings Food And Craft Fair To Manor West

June 22, 2019 at 9:23 am 0 comments

MANOR West Shopping Centre and Retail Park will host its popular summer food and craft fair which will see the centre welcome a diverse range of Kerry’s finest food & craft producers from 11am to 5pm on Saturday, June 29. The summer fair is part of a series of food […]

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Know Your Rights: Travelling By Electric Scooter

June 22, 2019 at 9:20 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: Travelling to my office through city traffic is taking me longer because of increased congestion. Can I travel by electric scooter instead? Answer: An electric scooter (sometimes called an e-scooter) […]

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Irish Olympian Fiona Doyle with Aisling O'Connell and teacher Catherine Sharpe at CBS Primary on Friday morning. Photo by Dermot Crean

CBS Primary School Welcomes Olympic Swimmer During Busy Week

June 21, 2019 at 4:13 pm 0 comments

  IT’S been a very busy week at CBS Primary School as they celebrated receiving their Health Promoting Schools flag and welcomed an Irish Olympian. On Wednesday, the celebrations began with a rooftop exercise class lead by teacher (and Irish Rugby captain) Ciara Griffin. The Health Promoting Committee collected the […]

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Here’s The Kerry Minor Team For Saturday’s Munster Final

Here’s The Kerry Minor Team For Saturday’s Munster Final

June 21, 2019 at 1:04 pm 0 comments

THE Kerry minors will play Cork in the Munster MFC final at 4.30pm in Páirc Uí Chaoimh on Saturday afternoon and the team has been announced. They delivered a masterclass in their opening game against Cork in May, before defeating Clare four weeks ago. Devon Burns from Na Gaeil retains […]

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Carol Brick, HerMoney, Siobhan Rivas May, PSC Accountants and Advisors, Claire Kelliher, HerMoney, Barbara O'Sullivan, PSC Financial Planning and Karen Goodliffe, HerMoney, at the Kerry Businesswomen's Network 'Plan Your Brightest Future' event at The Rose Hotel on Friday morning. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Kerry Businesswomen’s Network Helps Ladies Plan For Bright Future

June 21, 2019 at 12:42 pm 0 comments

THERE was a great turnout at The Rose Hotel on Friday morning for an event hosted by the Kerry Businesswomen’s Network. Financial experts were on hand to deliver advice at ‘Plan Your Brightest Future’. It was aimed at employees and business owners, women starting out in business or those planning their […]

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Funding Of €3m Announced For Tralee-Fenit Greenway

Funding Of €3m Announced For Tralee-Fenit Greenway

June 21, 2019 at 11:08 am 0 comments

THE Tralee-Fenit Greenway is to receive €3m in Government funding. Minister of State for Tourism and Sport, Brendan Griffin, today announced funding of €3.5m for the Kilmorna to Listowel and €3m for the Tralee to Fenit Greenways. This is fantastic news for all involved in the project and work can now be advanced on the greenway […]

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Renowned local artist, Rebecca Carroll with TAG members, Mary Cotter and Judy Costelloe at the Joint Exhibition.

PHOTOS: Baile Mhuire Clients And Tralee Art Group Hold Joint Exhibition

June 21, 2019 at 10:46 am 0 comments

TRALEE Art Group and clients of Baile Mhuire held a joint exhibition of new and exciting artworks which opened on Thursday at the Day Care Centre in Balloonagh. The exhibition showcases what clients of Baile Mhuire have achieved while working closely with members of Tralee Art Group over recent months. […]

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At the presentation of cheques on Wednesday night, the proceeds of pub theatre nights at The Ballymac Bar were; Eileen Moynihan, John Creagh (Ballymac Bar) Tommy Sweeney, Pat Creagh (Ballymac Bar), Sinead Brassil (NOVAS/Knocklee House), Kathriona Sheehan (Rosemary Centre), Frank Houlihan, John Fraher, Gillian Wharton and John Foran. Photo by Dermot Crean

Local Organisations Benefit From Pub Theatre Nights At Ballymac Bar

June 20, 2019 at 2:08 pm 0 comments

THE staging of plays in the Ballymac Bar in Tralee over the past six months has generated funding for local organisations who help people with dementia and the homeless. Tralee native Frank Houlihan, of Hybreasal Productions, decided to do something different to attract theatre lovers to the pub, so, with […]

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At the presentation of a cheque to Darkness Into Light Tralee on Thursday morning at Permanent TSB were, front, from left; Pat Turner, Chairperson Of DIL Tralee Ann Leahy O'Shea, Con O'Connor of Pieta House, Manager of Permanent TB Tralee Marie Nelligan and Aine Culloty of Permanent TSB. Back from left; Jordan Conway, Rose Dowling, Thomas Fortune and Niamh O'Carroll of Permanent TSB; Martin Brosnan of DIL Tralee and Paul Carroll of Permanent TSB. Photo by Dermot Crean

Permanent TSB Fundraiser Raises Hundreds Of Euro For Darkness Into Light Tralee

June 20, 2019 at 1:13 pm 0 comments

LAST month’s Darkness Into Light Tralee event was another resounding success and a local bank branch got on board with the fundraising. As well as staff taking part in the event, Permanent TSB on Castle Street held a coffee morning the day before the walk to raise extra funds. Those […]

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The Gaelscoil Mhic Easmainn Sixth Class pupils with teachers Deaglán Ó Cúill and Colm Ó hAiniféin, Principal Cáit Uí Chonchúir, Deputy Principal Liam Ó Chonchubhair and Fr Francis Nolan at their graduation on Wednesday night. Photo by Dermot Crean

Sixth Class Pupils Say Farewell To Gaelscoil Mhic Easmainn

June 20, 2019 at 12:49 pm 0 comments

EIGHT years of primary school comes to an end for 49 pupils in Gaelscoil Mhic Easmainn this Friday, so emotions were high at a special graduation ceremony last night. Parents and staff gathered in the school hall for a Mass celebrated by Fr Francis Nolan and the pupils also received […]

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Tralee Area Schools Receive SFI Science And Maths Award

Tralee Area Schools Receive SFI Science And Maths Award

June 20, 2019 at 11:23 am 0 comments

THIRTY-ONE Kerry primary schools, including many in the Tralee area (see list below) received an award recognising their achievements in science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) over the 2018/19 school year. The Science Foundation Ireland (SFI) Discover Primary Science and Maths Award (DPSM) programme aims to increase interest in science, technology, […]

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