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Launching the Ballad and Folk Night fundraising concert at The Ashe Hotel were, front from left; Peter Tigge, Pamela O'Connor and Dave Buckley. Back from left; Julie O'Sullivan (Tralee Community Responders), Mary Lynch, Padraig Hanrahan (The Ashe Hotel), Mary Fitzgerald (Comfort For Chemo Kerry) and Jimmy Murphy (Tralee Community Responders). Photo by Dermot Crean

Fantastic Line-Up Of Ballad Bands And Singers To Help Two Great Causes

October 13, 2019 at 10:13 am 0 comments

A LINE-UP consisting of the best of local ballad/ folk musicians and singers will entertain at a special fundraising concert this December at The Ashe Hotel. It’s a who’s who of the local scene appearing with Spailpín, Flight of Earls, Ronnie Ryan, Sligo & Shenanigans, Joe & Pam, Dreams of […]

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Anna Daly of Ireland AM.

The Ireland AM Team Is Coming To Tralee For A Special Event

October 13, 2019 at 10:12 am 0 comments

IF you enjoy waking up to Ireland AM on Virgin Media One, then this day of beauty, fashion, cookery and health matters is definitely for you. A one-day event at Ballygarry House Hotel on Sunday, November 10, from 9.30am to 4.30pm, will be hosted by the show’s presenters Anna Daly and Simon […]

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Lotto Ticket Bought In Kerry Wins €250,000

Lotto Ticket Bought In Kerry Wins €250,000

October 13, 2019 at 9:48 am 0 comments

CHECK your tickets again folks! After a winning Euromillons Plus ticket was sold in Killarney gaining the lucky winner €500,000 just over a week ago, another winning Lotto ticket has been sold in the county. And it was sold in Garvey’s Supervalu Tralee, Lower Rock Street! People are asked to […]

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Glen Hansard.

New Literary Festival To Take Place In Dingle

October 13, 2019 at 9:47 am 0 comments

THE inaugural Dingle Literary Festival (Dingle Lit) takes place in November with a great line-up of events and guests. Over the weekend of November 22-24, Dingle Lit celebrates and aims to enhance the cultural life of the Dingle Peninsula. It is a new, inclusive and accessible festival for adults and […]

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Gardai Appeal For Witnesses After Collision

Gardai Appeal For Witnesses After Collision

October 12, 2019 at 9:32 pm 0 comments

Gardaí in Killarney are appealing for witnesses following a serious collision involving a cyclist and a car. At approximately 11.30am a male cyclist in his 30s was seriously injured when he was struck by a car on the N71 at Eric, Molls Gap. He was removed by ambulance to University […]

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Man Arrested After Incident At Tralee Filling Station

Man Arrested After Incident At Tralee Filling Station

October 12, 2019 at 3:20 pm 0 comments

A MAN is being detained at Tralee Garda Station after an incident at a petrol station in Cloonmore, Tralee, last night. Three men were treated for injuries following the incident. The men, one in his 40s and two aged in their 50s, were struck on the back of their heads with […]

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Looking forward to the 'Roaring Twenties' Fashion Show at Mercy Mounthawk were students Eabha Murphy, Hugh Emerson, Emily O'Brien, Alison Lane and Favor Itsede. Photo by Dermot Crean

Mounthawk Students To Go Back To The ‘Roaring Twenties’ For Fashion Show

October 12, 2019 at 10:04 am 0 comments

PREPARATIONS are well underway for a night of fabulous fashion at Mercy Mounthawk gym organised by the school’s Transition Year students. With a theme of ‘The Roaring Twenties’, hundreds of students and their families are set to enjoy a great show on Thursday, October 24, which will benefit charities M.S Ireland, […]

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Tony Cluskey Gala Retail with Kieron and Mary O'Shea and Tony Costigan, Mondelez Ireland at the Gala B.E.S.T awards.

Tralee And Blennerville Stores Honoured At Gala B.E.S.T. Awards

October 12, 2019 at 10:04 am 0 comments

FOUR Gala convenience stores in Kerry have been awarded the Gala B.E.S.T Award for excellence in retail at the 2019 Gala B.E.S.T Awards, with O’Shea’s in Blennerville winning the Champion Award’. Presented to stores that are deemed ‘outstanding’ following a comprehensive and independent assessment process under the Gala ‘Business Excellence […]

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Looking forward to the Monster Mash Ball were Ciara O'Mahony of JRI America, drama teacher Tim Landers, Sarah Fitzmartin, David Malone, Denise O'Mahony John McCarthy, Labhaoise O'Connor, Marinela Gleeson, Rachel Wall and Emma Moynihan of JRI America. Photo by Dermot Crean

Inspired Invites All To Their ‘Monster Mash Ball’ In The Ashe Hotel

October 12, 2019 at 10:03 am 0 comments

THERE’LL be wall to wall witches and ghouls in the Ashe Hotel in two weeks when the Inspired group hosts a Monster Mash Ball. The event takes place on October 24 from 7.45pm to 10pm and everyone is invited to come along. Admission is €15. As Sarah Fitzmartin, a member of the […]

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Jacinta Lawlor Walsh, Erin Farrell and Catherine Duke ready to welcome visitors to the 'Cups For Cancer' coffee morning on Friday at O'Sullivan's Pharmacy. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Two Coffee Mornings Raise Over €1,100 For Cancer Charities

October 12, 2019 at 10:02 am 0 comments

TWO coffee mornings, two worthy causes. Visitors to O’Sullivan’s Pharmacy at Centrepoint on Edward Street and Paco on The Mall were treated to all sorts of goodies on Friday morning. Staff  at O’Sullivan’s were on hand to serve up coffee, buns and more while there was even free blood pressure testing […]

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Know Your Rights: Seasonal Flu Vaccination

October 12, 2019 at 10:01 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 got the seasonal flu vaccine last year. Do I need to get it again this year? Answer: Influenza, usually known as the flu, is highly infectious and anyone can […]

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Miriam Ferriter, Dingle Skellig Hotel, Aisling Flahive and Caroline Clancy of the Dingle Benner's Hotel at the Connect Kerry Hospitality Awards at Ballygarry House Hotel on Tuesday night. Photo by Dermot Crean

Nominations Sought For The Connect Kerry Hospitality Awards

October 11, 2019 at 1:54 pm 0 comments

DO you know someone in the hospitality industry who is deserving of an award for their commitment to their customers and loyalty to their colleagues? Nominations are currently being sought for the second annual Connect Kerry Hospitality Awards and the deadline for entries is fast approaching ahead of this year’s […]

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Cutbacks To Services In University Hospital Kerry From Monday

Cutbacks To Services In University Hospital Kerry From Monday

October 11, 2019 at 1:38 pm 0 comments

CUTBACKS to services at at University Hospital Kerry are to come into effect from next Monday. The walk-in chest x-ray service is scheduled to end on Monday and will be replaced with a prioritised scheduled service, while the service providing ultrasounds after 5pm is under review and will also cease next […]

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Gardai Seize €7,200 Of Suspected Ecstasy, Cocaine And Cannabis In Firies

Gardai Seize €7,200 Of Suspected Ecstasy, Cocaine And Cannabis In Firies

October 11, 2019 at 9:48 am 0 comments

GARDAI have arrested a man in his 20s and seized approximately €7,200 worth of suspected ecstasy, cocaine and cannabis herb following a search operation at a house in Firies on Thursday. Shortly before 3pm, Gardaí from the Divisional Drugs Unit in Kerry carried out a search at a house in […]

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WATCH: Caherleaheen NS Junior Infants Talk About Their Schooldays So Far

WATCH: Caherleaheen NS Junior Infants Talk About Their Schooldays So Far

October 11, 2019 at 9:00 am 0 comments

WELL here’s a good way to publicise your upcoming school open week…get the kids to do it! The Junior Infants at Caherleaheen NS have only been in school about six weeks so they’re still new to all this uniform and education business. Well a parent of one of the pupils, […]

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Students, Teachers, of Presentation Secondary School Tralee Con O'Connor (Pieta House) and David Moran(Kerry Footballer) who were invited to raise the Amber Flag in conjunction with Mental Health Week on Thursday. Photo Joe Hanley

Presentation Secondary School Presented With Amber Flag

October 11, 2019 at 8:52 am 0 comments

PRESENTATION Secondary School’s gym was packed on Thursday afternoon as the school accepted the Amber Flag from Pieta House. Joining staff and the student body in the gym were representatives from Pieta House and Jigsaw Kerry as well as Kerry footballer David Moran. The Pieta House Amber Flag initiative recognises […]

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Members of Ballymacelligott GAA Club looking forward to 'Run Ballymac' next month.

Ballymac GAA Prepares To Host Inaugural Run This Sunday

October 11, 2019 at 8:47 am 0 comments

BALLYMACELLIGOTT GAA club is hoping as many people as possible turn up on this Sunday morning for the inaugural ‘Run Ballymac’. The event will feature a half marathon 10k, 5k and family fun run. All money raised will go to the Ballymacelligott GAA Football Club It’s going to be a fantastic […]

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Misty Button.

Tralee Man’s Feature Film To Screen At Kerry Film Festival

October 11, 2019 at 8:46 am 0 comments

A FEATURE film made by a Tralee man will be making its Kerry premiere at the Kerry Film Festival on October 20th at 4pm in Killarney Cinema. Misty Button was written and directed by Tralee native Seanie Sugrue. Local Tralee filmmaker Bertie Brosnan was also a producer on the project. The […]

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Tralee Schools Urged To Enter AIB Build A Bank Challenge

Tralee Schools Urged To Enter AIB Build A Bank Challenge

October 10, 2019 at 2:35 pm 0 comments

TRALEE and Kerry students are encouraged to enter this year’s AIB Build A Bank Challenge. Kerry has enjoyed strong representation in recent years, with Presentation Tralee doing especially well winning the overall award two years ago. There’s €5,000 up for grabs as over 100 schools from across Ireland are expected to […]

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Outlion

Stag & Doe Sessions Return With Great Line-Up

October 10, 2019 at 2:15 pm 0 comments

THE Stag & Doe Sessions returns next month and organisers are promising the best night live original music yet. Taking place on Friday, November 15 at 9pm, The Fiddler Bar in the Square will host Outlion, Stolen City and Fallen Lights. The Sessions have provided an opportunity for local music fans to […]

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Kerry addiction treatment centre Talbot Grove has unveiled a new name and identity in tandem with the release of its annual report. The Castleisland facility, which offers Residential, Continuing Care and Concerned Persons programmes, will be known as The Grove, with a new logo incorporating a birch leaf and symbolising new beginnings. Meanwhile in its annual report it was noted that the number of clients presenting with cocaine addiction continues to climb with a further 5% increase reported in 2018.  The report also found an increase in younger clients - in 2018, there was a 30% increase in clients aged between 24 and 29. From left, Sean Fleming, Deputy Director, Meadbh O’Connor, Front Desk, Peggy Keane, Counsellor, Kathleen Walsh, Chef, Marie McEllistrim, Front Desk, Dolores Tiernan, Director, The Grove and Miney Harnett, Maintenance. Photo: Valerie O'Sullivan.FREE PIC/NO REPRO FEE/ISSUED 10/10/2020

Numbers Seeking Treatment For Cocaine Addiction Rises At Kerry Facility

October 10, 2019 at 2:06 pm 0 comments

TO coincide with the announcement of a new identity, for Talbot Grove, the addiction treatment centre in Castlelisland also announced the details of their annual report where incidents of cocaine addiction is on the increase Talbot Grove has announced that from today, the centre will be known as The Grove […]

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Seated; Meabh, Majella and Maria O'Connell with Kathleen Collins of Recovery Haven and Carrie Ann Clifford of Hairworks after the girls had their hair cut for charity on Wednesday. Photo by Dermot Crean

Family Chops The Locks To Help Recovery Haven And ‘Little Princess Trust’

October 10, 2019 at 12:32 pm 0 comments

A TRALEE mom and her two daughters were feeling a little lighter-headed on Wednesday evening after they had a large part of their hair cut off to help two great causes. Majella O’Connell of O’Connell’s Pharmacy, and her two daughters Meabh and Maria had been growing their hair out for […]

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Front from left; Margaret Crean, Andrea O'Donoghue and Maura Sullivan of Kerry Hospice accept a cheque from Kate Carmody and staff from the Revenue Commissioners after their recent fundraising efforts. Photo by Dermot Crean

Revenue Staff’s Fundraising Efforts Help Out Kerry Hospice

October 10, 2019 at 11:54 am 0 comments

STAFF at the Revenue Commissioners offices at Spa Road presented a cheque to Kerry Hospice  this morning after they held a fundraiser there recently. Some staff wore the county colours of their great rivals for a day, while a coffee morning was also held which eventually raised €1,310. “Theresa Dooley, […]

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HSE

Waiting Times For Children’s Mental Health Services In Kerry A ‘Disgrace’ Says Kerry TD

October 10, 2019 at 10:43 am 0 comments

FIANNA Fáil TD for Kerry John Brassil says almost 150 vulnerable young people are being left behind as the waiting lists for the Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service across Kerry and Cork continue to grow. The latest figures released reveal that 564 children and teenagers are waiting for an […]

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Eamon Ryan (third from left) on Ireland AM on Virgin Media One on Wednesday morning.

Cllr Daly Says Green Party Leader’s Suggestion For Rural Transport Is ‘Incredulous’

October 10, 2019 at 9:50 am 0 comments

KERRY Sinn Féin general election candidate Cllr Pa Daly has said, a suggestion by the leader of the Green Party that families in rural villages would share a small number of cars is incredulous. But the Green Party said Eamon Ryan’s comments on Virgin Media One’s Ireland AM show on […]

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Cabinet At Tralee Antiques Shop Causing A Holy Show

Cabinet At Tralee Antiques Shop Causing A Holy Show

October 9, 2019 at 8:40 pm 0 comments

CAN you see the resemblance? The owner of a Tralee antiques store contacted us after a photo of a cabinet caused a bit of a stir on their facebook page. Tom O’Connell of Vintage Vendors in Moyderwell said the interesting aspect of the piece is people’s interpretation of the natural pattern […]

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Musician Liam O'Connor rocks the canteen in Kerry College Clash campus. Photo by Dermot Crean

Liam Livens Up The Canteen At Kerry College In Clash During Positive Mental Health Week

October 9, 2019 at 8:09 pm 0 comments

IT wasn’t a normal Wednesday lunchtime at Kerry College Clash campus. Acclaimed musician Liam O’Connor paid a visit to the college (formerly known as KCFE) to bring some positivity to students and to be fair he got them on their feet. Accompanied by musicians from the college, he leapt up […]

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Reports Of Portuguese Man O’ War Fish On Banna Strand

Reports Of Portuguese Man O’ War Fish On Banna Strand

October 9, 2019 at 4:47 pm 0 comments

KERRY County Council has received reports of Portuguese Man O’ War fish appearing on Banna Strand in recent days. The Council is warning that they can inflict very serious stings to humans, while dogs are also vulnerable so members of the public are asked to avoid these fish if they […]

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Drama Nights Return To The Ballymac Bar

Drama Nights Return To The Ballymac Bar

October 9, 2019 at 3:35 pm 0 comments

HAVING enjoyed great success during the summer, Frank Houlihan of Hybreasal Productions is bringing drama back to The Ballymac Bar in Boherbee later this month. There will be performances of three one-act plays at the back of the bar on October 24, 25 and 26 at 8pm. There’s an American comedy, […]

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Professor Joe Walsh.

IT Tralee Awarded €1.5m For Research Collaboration On Driverless Vehicles

October 9, 2019 at 3:13 pm 0 comments

HEATHER Humphreys TD, Minister for Business, Enterprise, and Innovation, has launched a €4.2m research collaboration on driverless vehicles, which includes a contribution by Government of over €2 million through Science Foundation Ireland , and will be led by Lero, the Irish Software Research Centre, As part of the programme, researchers […]

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