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The launch of the MOYA Wellness Festival in Ballybunion.

MOYA Festival In Ballybunion To Invigorate The Body And Mind

April 18, 2019 at 2:09 pm 0 comments

A FESTIVAL in north Kerry on the May Bank Holiday weekend is encouraging people to let their troubles sink into the golden sand and inhale the invigorating sea air in Ballybunion. MOYA, a festival of Meditation, Ocean, Yoga and Art in the breath-taking seaside town is, according to organisers, a […]

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Kerry Fire Service Issues Advice As Status Orange Forest Fire Warning Issued

Kerry Fire Service Issues Advice As Status Orange Forest Fire Warning Issued

April 18, 2019 at 1:45 pm 0 comments

WITH a forecast of dry weather for the weekend, a status Orange warning for forest fires has been issued by the Department of Agriculture, Food and Marine from today through until Monday. Kerry Fire Service says the public need to be extra vigilant over the weekend and have issued advice […]

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Politicians need to display leadership in the fight against single use plastic and show the next generation that they care about the environment. Pictured at the launch in Tralee of Candidates.ie, a website where voters can find out more about their local politicians running for election without the use of posters are Brian Stephenson, founder, Candidates.ie with Annette Grealish, Project Manager, NoteCloud. Pic: Pauline Dennigan. No fee for repro

Tralee Company’s Website Aims To Reduce Need For Election Posters

April 18, 2019 at 11:13 am 0 comments

A TRALEE company has set up a new website which aims to significantly reduce the need for election posters. The European and Local Elections take place on Friday, May 24 and candidates will erect an estimated half a million posters on telephone poles and lamp posts across the country. Most […]

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Pa Laide CEO Cara Credit Union with Marcus O'Shea and Noel O’Connor of Adams of Tralee.

Cara Credit Union Teams Up With Adams Of Tralee For Members Car Draw

April 18, 2019 at 10:42 am 0 comments

CARA Credit Union has teamed up with Adams of Tralee for their famous 2019 Members Car Draw. The draw has proved to be hugely popular and Pa Laide CEO  of Cara Credit Union is looking forward to working with Adams. “Each year our car draw tender goes out to all the […]

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Arts Officer, Kerry County Council, Kate Kennelly and Director of the Education Centre, Terry O’Sullivan launching the 'Call Out For Artists'. Photo by Dermot Crean

Artists Wanted For Summer Course And Residency Programme

April 18, 2019 at 10:00 am 0 comments

KATE Kennelly, Arts Officer, Kerry County Council together with Terry O’Sullivan, Director of the Education Centre, Tralee launched a “Call Out for Artists” on Wednesday morning. The Teacher Artist Partnership CPD Summer Course & Residency programme is open to artists (in any art form) that are committed to sharing their […]

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Number Of Garda Checkpoints In Kerry Rose By 45% Last Year

Number Of Garda Checkpoints In Kerry Rose By 45% Last Year

April 18, 2019 at 9:39 am 0 comments

THE number of proactive policing checkpoints rose significantly last year compared to 2017, it was revealed at the Joint Policing Committee meeting at Kerry County Council on Friday last, where the Kerry JPC Annual Report for 2018 was distributed. It showed 5,632 checkpoints were conducted in 2018 compared to 3,875 […]

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The group of Under 12 girls with coaches in Croke Park on Monday. Photo by John Walsh

PHOTOS: Day To Remember As Kerins O’Rahilly’s U10 Girls Play In Croke Park

April 17, 2019 at 1:49 pm 0 comments

THERE was great excitement and anticipation as the Under 10 Girls Team from Kerins O’Rahillys set out on Monday morning on the road to Croke Park to play in the Ladies Gaelic Football Association’s Under 10 Go Game Blitz. This was a huge honour and a very proud moment for […]

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Roger Casement To Be Remembered In Ardfert On Friday

Roger Casement To Be Remembered In Ardfert On Friday

April 17, 2019 at 12:32 pm 0 comments

ROGER Casement’s arrival in Kerry by submarine in 1916 will be remembered and celebrated at Casement’s or McKenna’s Fort in Ardfert at 12 noon this Friday. Dr Tim Horgan, historian and author, will addresss the assembly. The event is being organised by Tralee’s Tionól Mhic Easmainn – Casement Gathering under […]

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Tralee native Paul Crean of Partnership International (front centre) with interns placed in businesses in Tralee.

Tralee Native Looks For Host Families/Companies As New Office Opens In Town

April 17, 2019 at 8:46 am 0 comments

A TRALEE native has opened a branch of an international company in town and they are looking for host families and companies to host their clients. Headquartered in Cork city, Partnership International is a work, study and travel organisation for international 18 to 24 year olds. Programmes include international graduate […]

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Pictured at the Tralee launch of 2019 Kingdom County Fair were  members from the  Kingdom County Fair Committe :  Michael Costelloe , Anthony McEligott , Connie O’Connor , John Brosnan and Lim Kelly , Markie Tarrant , Jamie Tarrant aged 10 , James Tarrant Chairman Kingdom County Fair , Linda O’Leary and Jason brick and people who arrived for the launch  . 
The 2019 Kingdom County Fair will be held in Ballybeggan Racecourse, Tralee, Co. Kerry on Sunday May 12th. This year 2019 show promises to be even better.

For more information or general queries please call Ms. Markie Tarrant +353 (86) 315 8772

or alternatively email our secretary  kcfadmin@kingdomcountyfair.com

Please visit our Facebook page for regular updates – https://facebook.com/kingdomcountyfair/
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PRESS RELEASE – KINGDOM COUNTY FAIR 2019
 
The launch of the Kingdom County Fair 2019 took place in the Meadowlands Hotel Tralee on the 15TH April.  Speaking at the launch, which was very well attended, the Kingdom County Fair Chairman Mr James Tarrant said; “We are really looking forward to this years show which takes place on the 12th May 2019”. 
 
The Kingdom County Fair is now in its 71st year and we have just initiated plans which will over the next four years to develop the Fair to be one of the leading County Fairs in the country.
 
In addition to all our normal activities this year we have new activities and new sponsors amongst them Marca na Feirme, Horse Sport Ireland (HIS) and Captain Brian Cournane, Glen Beigh Farm, Florida.
 
The Kingdom County Fair is organised by a dedicated committee of volunteers.  It takes place in Ballybeggan Race Course, Tralee and it is expected to have a large crowd of over 4,000 people from all corners of the country.
 
For further information please contact Niall Ó Loingsigh PRO of Kingdom County Fair committee on 066 7121010 or breda@jmt.ie
 
Photographs are available from Domnick Walsh Photographer on mobile 087 2672033 or email info@dwalshphoto.ie

Thousands Expected To Attend Kingdom County Fair Next Month

April 17, 2019 at 8:41 am 0 comments

IT’S that time of the year when preparations are in full swing for the annual Kingdom County Fair. The launch of the 2019 Fair took place in the Meadowlands Hotel last night and speaking at the launch, the Kingdom County Fair Chairman Mr James Tarrant said; “We are really looking […]

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Launching the night at the dogs in aid of Kerry LGFA.

Night At The Dogs To Raise Funds For Kerry Ladies Football

April 17, 2019 at 8:40 am 0 comments

THE Kerry LGFA is literally going to the dogs next month as both club and county have joined forces to create a unique fundraiser for the betterment of Ladies Football in Kerry. All funds raised will be distributed evenly between club and county ensuring the growth of club football and […]

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10-4-2019: Hans Buenting, COO, Renewables innogy SE and Cathal Hennessy, Managing Director, innogy Renewables Ireland Ltd., presenting Lyrecrompane National School with a community donation of 10,000 euro after they  officially opened the Dromadda Beg onshore windfarm in County Kerry, Ireland on Wednesday. Also in photo are Cara Mattimoe, Isabelle Cahill, Katie Brosnan, Ayla Yaxley, Basla Witkowska, Kasie witkowska, Emma Long, Conor Shanahan, Paudie Brosnan, Oliver Kupies, Timmy Cahill, James Roche, Wojteta Withowski, Daniel Borsnan and teachers, Ciara o'Connor and Eilish Lyons.
Photo: Don MacMonagle
The inauguration of innogy's  first wind farm in Ireland will be officially celebrated today (Wednesday 10 April ) by Hans B¸nting, Chief Operating Officer Renewables, innogy SE, with the announcement of a Ä10,000 annual funding award to the local community within 5km of the wind farm and including the whole village of Knocknagashel.
Pupils from Lyreacrompane National School and project contractors will join other invited guests at a special event in Tralee to mark the funding windfall and to celebrate the opening of innogy's 10.2 megawatt (MW), three turbine Dromadda Beg Wind Farm. As part of the school's green programme, pupils have named the three turbines: The Three Amigos.
Principal teacher, Ciara O'Connor said: "The pupils have worked hard on the school's application for their biodiversity green school flag. As part of our green school lessons, we recently enjoyed an energy workshop run by Killarney National Park where the pupils learned about both renewable and non-renewable energy sources. Finding out about how Dromadda Beg Wind Farm was built and naming the turbines has been a useful and fun learning experience for all the pupils in the school."
Hans B¸nting said: "Ireland is going through a major energy transition, comparable to what Germany started many years ago. It is the Irish Government's intention that by 2050 your Irish homes, cars, workplaces, shop

German Company To Give Annual Funding Of €10,000 To Community

April 17, 2019 at 8:39 am 0 comments

THE inauguration of innogy’s  first wind farm in Ireland was officially celebrated last week by Hans Bünting, Chief Operating Officer Renewables, innogy SE, with the announcement of a €10,000 annual funding award to the local community within 5km of the wind farm and including the whole village of Knocknagashel. Pupils […]

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Chamber To Receive €1,000 Towards Marquee Events On May Bank Holiday Weekend

Chamber To Receive €1,000 Towards Marquee Events On May Bank Holiday Weekend

April 17, 2019 at 8:38 am 0 comments

TRALEE Chamber Alliance will get €1,000 towards activities to take place in a marquee in the Tralee Town Square on Saturday May 4 after securing the allocation from ‘The Big Hello!’ Healthy Kerry Community Weekend fund. The marquee will be erected to coincide with the Tralee Food Festival taking place over […]

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Kerry Choral Union To Hold Spring Concert At St Brendan’s Church

Kerry Choral Union To Hold Spring Concert At St Brendan’s Church

April 16, 2019 at 2:34 pm 0 comments

KERRY Choral Union will host their much anticipated Spring Concert at Our Lady and St Brendan’s Church, Tralee on Sunday April 28 at 7.30pm. Now an annual event, the wonderful concert of choral music will be conducted by Sharon Reidy and is being organised once again to raise vital funds […]

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Pictured at the unveiling of the World Curlew Day Flag at County Buildings in Tralee, l-r: David Rees (NPWS), Cathy Fisher (KCC), Una Williams (NPWS).

Kerry County Council To Mark World Curlew Day

April 16, 2019 at 2:19 pm 0 comments

COMMUNITIES, schools, the National Parks and Wildlife Service and Kerry County Council are joining forces to mark World Curlew Day 2019, which takes place on Easter Sunday, April 21. This worldwide initiative which aims to raise awareness of and celebrate these iconic and charismatic birds was the brainchild of Dr […]

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Pictured from left are Moira Murrell, CEO, Kerry County Council, Cllr. Norma Foley, Cathaoirleach, Kerry County Council, Nicky and Anne McAuliffe from Castleisland and Cllr. Mike Gleeson from Killarney at a civic reception held by Kerry County Council to honour Nicky and Anne's dedicated service to the teaching of traditional music of Sliabh Luachra to many hundreds of students. Pic: Pauline Dennigan

PHOTOS: Nicky And Anne Honoured For Contribution To Music In Kerry

April 16, 2019 at 1:17 pm 0 comments

A MARRIED couple who have made an enormous contribution to traditional music in the county were honoured with a civic reception at Kerry County Council on Monday. Nicky and Anne McAuliffe were present for the occasion where Cathaoirleach of Kerry County Council, Cllr Norma Foley, outlined their importance to the […]

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Pictured at the Men’s Beach toilet facilities and retail units in Ballybunion, were, from left; Cllr Liam Purtill, Joan McCarthy (Listowel Municipal District Manager), Cllr Jimmy Moloney, Cllr Robert Beasley, Eamon Scanlon (Listowel Municipal District Engineer), Cllr John Lucid, Cllr Mike Kennelly (Cathaoirleach).

Popular North Kerry Beach To Get New Toilet Facilities

April 16, 2019 at 12:44 pm 0 comments

IT’S a beach hugely popular with the people of north Kerry and now the facilities there are set for an overhaul. Facilities at Ballybunion’s Men’s Beach are due to be improved soon with the demolition and replacement of the existing toilet facilities. As part of a major redevelopment of the […]

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Tralee Library To Host ‘Images Of Starlight’ Exhibition

Tralee Library To Host ‘Images Of Starlight’ Exhibition

April 16, 2019 at 12:28 pm 0 comments

KERRY County Library in Tralee will host a major exhibition on the night sky by members of the Dublin-based Irish Astronomical Society from Friday, April 26 to Friday, May 10. The “Images of Starlight” Exhibition is a stunning collection of sixty images of stars, planets, galaxies and other space objects […]

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Cork Sinn Féin TD To Give Oration At Tralee Easter Commemoration

Cork Sinn Féin TD To Give Oration At Tralee Easter Commemoration

April 16, 2019 at 12:15 pm 0 comments

CORK Sinn Féin TD Donnchadh O’Laoighaire TD will be the keynote speaker at the annual Easter Rising commemoration in Tralee this Sunday. Speaking ahead of the commemoration, Deputy O’Laoighaire said; “I’m delighted to be asked to speak in Tralee on Easter Sunday. Sinn Féin remains steadfastly committed to the realisation of the vision of the men […]

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Gardaí In Tralee Seize Car And Drugs In Two Separate Incidents

Gardaí In Tralee Seize Car And Drugs In Two Separate Incidents

April 16, 2019 at 10:22 am 0 comments

GARDAI in Tralee provided an update on their activities on the Garda Southern Region facebook page last night. They stopped a car driving in an erratic manner and found out it had no tax since January 2018, no NCT and no insurance since 2017. The car was seized and a court […]

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Matt Smith (left) of Beardsmith in Tralee receiving his award.

Tralee Business Wins Best eCommerce Award

April 16, 2019 at 10:04 am 0 comments

A TRALEE business has won an award at a ceremony in Limerick at the weekend. The annual Irish Micro Business Awards (MBA) was the occasion for beard care and men’s grooming company, Beardsmith, to win the hotly contested best eCommerce Business award. Beardsmith beat out some great companies from all […]

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Gardaí Appeal For Information After Incidents In Tralee Area

Gardaí Appeal For Information After Incidents In Tralee Area

April 15, 2019 at 4:46 pm 0 comments

GARDAI in Tralee are appealing for information regarding incidents in the Tralee area over the past week. A farm gate was taken in upper Clahane, Ballyard on the Short Mountain Road. It was taken between 8am Thursday, April 11 and Saturday April 12 at 7pm. It’s a silver gate measuring […]

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Kerry Fire Service Had 21 Callouts Over The Weekend

Kerry Fire Service Had 21 Callouts Over The Weekend

April 15, 2019 at 4:24 pm 0 comments

KERRY Fire and Rescue Service experienced a busy period for callouts over the weekend. From Friday last to Sunday night the service had 21 callouts to deal with incidents including 12 gorse fires. On Friday/Saturday morning fire crews were required to deal with gorse fires in Knocknagoshel, Caragh Lake, Brosna, Muckross […]

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Easter Rising Commemoration To Take Place This Sunday

Easter Rising Commemoration To Take Place This Sunday

April 15, 2019 at 4:14 pm 0 comments

THE annual Tralee Municipal District ceremony to commemorate the Easter Rising and the unveiling of a 1916 Commemorative Stone takes place on Easter Sunday, April 21 at 12 noon in Pearse Park, Denny Street, Tralee. There will be an unveiling of a 1916 Commemorative Stone listing 108 names of Kerry people […]

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Ben Slimm.

Candidate Calls On Council To Engage In Awareness Campaign Of Bogus Collections

April 15, 2019 at 2:54 pm 0 comments

A LABOUR Party candidate for the Tralee Municipal District, Ben Slimm, has called for Kerry County Council to engage in a campaign to make people more aware of illegitimate collections of clothing, toys and other items. The scam normally involves a bag or sticker being delivered by hand through residential […]

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Kerry ETB Apprentice Team for Generation-A 2019
(L-R) Andrew Coneran, Ward & Burke, Galway, Enda Surlis – Ward & Burke, Galway, Jonathan Byrne – ASK Mechanical, Meath, Brian McMahon - Emmett Stankard Heating & Plumbing, Galway

Kerry ETB Trainees Recognised For Problem-Solving Skills

April 15, 2019 at 2:30 pm 0 comments

A TEAM of Kerry ETB apprentices have been recognised for their innovative problem solving skills at a National Award ceremony. The 2019 Generation A Competition Awards event was organised by SOLAS, the National Further Education and Training Authority and took place in Dublin’s Clayton Hotel, Burlington Road on Thursday last […]

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Director Malcolm Willis with Louise Quill and (behind) Derek O'Connor, Pat Costello, Deirdre Burke and Alex O'Brien, who are in Tanzania filming a documentary on the Tír na nÓg Orphanage. Photo by Dermot Crean

Film Crew In Tanzania To Make Documentary About Orphanage Set Up By Tralee Woman

April 15, 2019 at 12:30 pm 0 comments

A KERRY-BASED film crew led by award winning director Malcolm Willis from Killarney embarked on a journey to Kilimanjaro, Tanzania last Saturday, to capture the story of Tir na nÓg orphanage  which was set up by Tralee woman Louise Quill in 2007. Malcolm Willis contacted Louise back in August 2018 […]

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At the launch of the Ring Of Kerry Vintage Run at Aherns in Castleisland on Saturday were in front; Sarah and Lauren Foley, behind them is Pat Ahern, Tony Hehir, Patsy Foley and Chris Foley, with members of the  Kingdom Veteran Vintage & Classic Car Club. Photo by Dermot Crean

Vintage Club Celebrates 40th Anniversary And Looks Forward To Ring Of Kerry Run

April 15, 2019 at 12:11 pm 0 comments

THE Kingdom Veteran Vintage & Classic Car Club (KVVCCC) has its 40th anniversary this year and it looking forward to its Ring Of Kerry run which takes place on the weekend of May 18/19. Aherns Garage in Castleisland have come on board this year as a sponsor for the 40th […]

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Rose of Tralee 2018 Kirsten Mate Maher at Sean Taaffe's salon.

Sean Taaffe Partners Up Again With Rose Of Tralee Festival

April 15, 2019 at 11:33 am 0 comments

THE 60th year celebrations of the Rose of Tralee International Festival have received a springtime boost with the confirmation that the multi­-award winning salon group Sean Taaffe Hair & Beauty will be the Official Hair Partner to the event again in 2019. This year’s flagship event on the Irish Festivals […]

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Cllr Calls For Council To Address Pollution In Big River

Cllr Calls For Council To Address Pollution In Big River

April 15, 2019 at 11:08 am 1 comment

  SINN Féin Kerry County Councillor Pa Daly has called on Kerry County Council to address several sources of pollution on the Big River in Killeen. Cllr Daly said: “While County Clean Up day provides an opportunity for communities to gather and tidy their areas it is somewhat hypocritical for Kerry County […]

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