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REPORT: Kerry FC Stretch Unbeaten Run To Eight Games After Draw Against Treaty

REPORT: Kerry FC Stretch Unbeaten Run To Eight Games After Draw Against Treaty

April 13, 2024 at 1:48 pm 0 comments

David Moriarty report on another impressive display by Kerry FC last night in Limerick… TREATY UNITED 0-0 KERRY FC Kerry FC were back on the road once again on Friday night as they took on Munster rivals Treaty United in the Markets Field. Kerry came into this game off the […]

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Presentation Microsoft Dream Space Ambassador Brid O'Shea  teaching cyber security awareness to Eilish Delaney Dalton, Anne Lynch and Anne Gleasure. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Presentation ‘Dream Space Ambassadors’ Bring Their Knowledge To All Ages

April 13, 2024 at 10:06 am 0 comments

PRESENTATION Secondary School Tralee was a hive of activity on Friday morning as they welcomed both older members of the local community for an information event and a film crew to showcase the work being done by the Microsoft Dream Space Ambassadors. The Dream Space programme at Microsoft Ireland provides […]

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Know Your Rights: Long-Term Illness Scheme And Drug Payment Scheme

Know Your Rights: Long-Term Illness Scheme And Drug Payment Scheme

April 13, 2024 at 10:05 am 0 comments

Know Your Rights has been compiled by Kerry Citizens Information Service which provides a free and confidential service to the public… If you have a medical condition covered by the Long-Term Illness Scheme, you can get free drugs, medicines and medical and surgical appliances for the treatment of that condition. […]

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Funding Of Over €26,000 For Programmes On Radio Kerry

Funding Of Over €26,000 For Programmes On Radio Kerry

April 12, 2024 at 3:10 pm 0 comments

FUNDING of over €26,000 has been awarded for the production of specialist programmes on Radio Kerry. Minister for Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media, Catherine Martin TD,  today welcomed the announcement by Coimisiún na Meán of the award of €8.6 million to broadcasters and independent producers under rounds 51 […]

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Cast members of 'All Well That Ends Well?' which will be staged at Gaelcholáiste Chiarraí next month.

Gaelcholáiste’s TY Students Look Forward To Staging ‘All’s Well That Ends Well?’

April 12, 2024 at 12:13 pm 0 comments

TRANSITION year students at Gaelcholáiste Chiarraí are tirelessly rehearsing for their upcoming comedy ‘All’s Well That Ends Well?’ The play next month will see the return of Audrey (Kayla Ní Chonchúir) and Davy (Dan Ó Maoldomhnaigh) in the trilogy of plays written by playwright Mary Quirke of Qwerkkreations. Seventeen transition […]

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Tralee Rugby Club To Host West Munster U14 Finals This Sunday

Tralee Rugby Club To Host West Munster U14 Finals This Sunday

April 12, 2024 at 9:15 am 0 comments

TRALEE Rugby Club will play host to the West Munster Cup and Plate Finals this Sunday, April 14. With hundreds of players and supporters expected, this is set to be one of the most anticipated events taking place in the club this season. The West Munster U14 plate final between […]

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Mayor of Tralee Cllr Terry O'Brien is joined by Harry Twamley, Karen Twamley, Laura Jane Nealon, Peter Stepin and Evan Nealon

Ashe Memorial Hall Goes Purple To Support Cystic Fibrosis Ireland Campaign

April 12, 2024 at 9:03 am 0 comments

THE Ashe Memorial Hall was lit up in purple by the local authority last night, to support a Cystic Fibrosis Ireland campaign. Today is 65 Roses Day and it’s hoped the fundraiser will meet its  target of €300,000 nationwide. Volunteers will be out in force selling purple roses in Kerry […]

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Gardaí Appeal For Witnesses To Fatal Road Traffic Collision On Tralee-Listowel Road

Gardaí Appeal For Witnesses To Fatal Road Traffic Collision On Tralee-Listowel Road

April 11, 2024 at 4:55 pm 0 comments

GARDAÍ in Listowel are appealing for witnesses to a fatal road traffic collision on the N69 on Wednesday evening. Gardaí and emergency services responded after two cars collided on the N69 at Banemore, Listowel, around 9 pm. A male passenger in his 20s from one car sustained serious injuries and […]

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Where the new developments will be located at the Tralee Sports and Leisure Centre.

Council Plans To Develop New Facilities At Tralee Sports And Leisure Centre

April 11, 2024 at 1:44 pm 0 comments

KERRY County Council has announced plans for the further development of Tralee Regional Sports and Leisure Centre at Clounalour. The proposed works will include the construction of a new three-lane 25m training pool, a new 45m x 35m sports hall, construction of new Sport Therapy Suite, construction of new all-weather playing […]

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The Wild Atlantic...Sand Artist Manuel Frolich, putting the finishing touches to his sand artwork on Ballybunion North Beach (Ladies Beach) County Kerry to celebrate 10th anniversary of the iconic Wild Atlantic Way - Launched in 2014, the longest defined coastal routes in the world, which stretches for 2600 km from Cork to Donegal. Over the last decade it has become a globally recognised tourism brand and has provided an economic engine for the west of Ireland.  This rowth has contributed to the creation of an additional 35,000 jobs, with tourism now supporting 121,000 jobs across the region. At the anniversary, were staff of Wild Atlantic Way (Fáilte  Ireland) in Kerry, Sharon Houlian, Declan Murphy and Veronica O'Connor. Photo: Valerie O'Sullivan/FREE PIC/ISSUED 11/04/2024

Report Reveals Wild Atlantic Way Tourism Worth €3 Billion A Year

April 11, 2024 at 12:16 pm 0 comments

A NEW report issued today estimates that almost 2,000,000 more tourists visited the Wild Atlantic Way in 2023 than in 2013. The Wild Atlantic Way tourism brand developed by Fáilte Ireland, was launched to the tourism industry at Meitheal in Killarney back in 2014, and over the last decade has become a […]

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Crowds at the Island of Geese.

Tralee Festivals Among Those To Receive Funding Under Fáilte Ireland Programme

April 11, 2024 at 11:33 am 0 comments

KERRY County Council has announced the successful recipients under Fáilte Ireland’s Regional Festival & Participative Events Programme 2024. The Programme aims to support festivals and participate events that will drive domestic tourism and help to improve the visitor experience in Kerry. Among the recipients are Tralee Food Festival (€1,805), National […]

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Kerry FC Aim To Continue Good Form Against Treaty United

Kerry FC Aim To Continue Good Form Against Treaty United

April 11, 2024 at 11:15 am 0 comments

By Ivan Hurley KERRY FC make the short journey to the Markets Field in Limerick this Friday to take on Treaty United in Matchday 10 of the SSE Airtricity Men’s First Division, with a kick-off time of 7.45pm. The season has passed its quarter mark following the conclusion of Matchday […]

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Open Invitation To ‘Connect With MTU’ At Event This Month

Open Invitation To ‘Connect With MTU’ At Event This Month

April 11, 2024 at 11:10 am 0 comments

MTU invites companies, start-ups, businesses, entrepreneurs, community groups and the general public to visit the campus from 8.30am to 11.00am to ‘Connect with MTU’ on Friday, April 26. This event is an opportunity for anyone to connect with the university. Whether you are a company looking for research support to […]

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UHK Invites Past And Present Staff To 40th Anniversary Celebration

UHK Invites Past And Present Staff To 40th Anniversary Celebration

April 11, 2024 at 10:52 am 0 comments

UNIVERSITY Hospital Kerry (UHK) has extended an invitation to all past and present staff members to a very special celebration this month. To mark the 40th anniversary of the hospital at the site in Rathass, an invitation is extended to join them for a series of special events throughout the […]

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MTU Achieves First Athena Swan Bronze Award

MTU Achieves First Athena Swan Bronze Award

April 10, 2024 at 1:39 pm 0 comments

MUNSTER Technological University (MTU) has achieved its first Athena Swan Bronze Award as a new Technological University. The Athena Swan Bronze Award showcases MTU’s current and future commitment to enhance Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) at university level and beyond. Receiving this prestigious accreditation paves the way for future improvements to equality […]

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Tralee Tidy Towns, Lions Club, Team Bramble members and volunteers gather for a clean-up on Tuesday night. Photo by Dermot Crean

Great Effort From Local Tralee Groups For County Clean-Up

April 10, 2024 at 11:47 am 0 comments

MEMBERS of Tralee Tidy Towns, Tralee Lions Club, Team Bramble and volunteers gathered for a County Clean-Up event on Tuesday evening. They gathered at the Lidl Car Park on the Castlemaine Road where gloves, high viz vests, litter pickers and bags were provided before they set off cleaning the approach […]

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Tralee Warriors BIDL Squad
Back Row L to R: Brian O’Leary, Adam O’Keeffe, Daniel Bowler, Aaron Fleming, Steven Bowler, Padraig Fleming,
Daire Kennelly Capt.,  Joshua Osayanrhion
Front Row L to R: Olaf Michalczuk, James Fernane, Zigi Kaletka, John Feely. Photo: Alan Cantwell

PREVIEW: Warriors Look Forward To Inaugural BIDL Decider

April 10, 2024 at 11:22 am 0 comments

By Alan Cantwell THE Warriors BIDL side take on Carrick Cruisers in the final of the inaugural Basketball Ireland Development League (BIDL) final on Sunday next at the National Basketball Arena in Tallaght. The Warriors have made it to the final with an unbeaten run of five games to take […]

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About to set off on the annual Tony O'Donoghue Memorial Walk on Saturday. Photo by Dermot Crean

Head To Blennerville This Saturday For The Tony O’Donoghue Memorial Walk

April 10, 2024 at 11:18 am 0 comments

THE annual Tony O’Donoghue Memorial Walk takes place this Saturday, April 13, marking it’s tenth anniversary, and all are invited to take part. Last year the walk, in memory of the much-loved man from Blennerville who passed away in 2014, raised €5,000 for Donal’s Den at the Palliative Care Unit, adding to […]

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Emer Fallon

Arts Office Announces New Kerry Writer In Residence

April 10, 2024 at 10:49 am 0 comments

THE Kerry County Council Arts Office has announced that Emer Fallon is the new Kerry Writer in Residence. Emer is a poet and fiction writer living in West Kerry. She has a keen interest in climate and the environment and these topics feature in her creative work. Emer would like […]

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Horse Lords.

Baltimore Rock Band To Play The Greyhound Bar This Friday

April 10, 2024 at 10:39 am 0 comments

A TRALEE venue will host the debut Irish show for Baltimore avant-garde rock quartet Horse Lords this Friday, April 12. The Greyhound Bar will host a band with a meticulous sound centred in controlled minimalism, their experimentation with krautrock, post-punk, traditional Appalachian, African polyrhythms, arcane tunings, and use of electronics. They […]

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Tralee Warriors U20 Squad. Back row from left: David Lucid, Joshua Osayanrhion, Olaf Michalczuk, Brian O’Leary, Phoenix Costello, Donal O’Sullivan, Gary Lynch, Andrew Wallace. Front row from left: Eoin Creedon, Eddie Sheehy, Eli Fitzgerald, Evan Boyle.

PREVIEW: Warriors Young Guns Set To Defend U20 National League Title

April 9, 2024 at 1:31 pm 0 comments

By Alan Cantwell The Tralee Warriors U20s travel to the National Basketball Arena in Tallaght this Saturday in a bid to defend their National title they won with a hard fought victory over Titans of Galway twelve months ago. This year it is Éanna that stands between the Warriors and back-to-back […]

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Joan Hussey To Speak At Padre Pio Devotions In Castleisland Tonight

April 9, 2024 at 12:14 pm 0 comments

By John Reidy THE monthly Padre Pio Devotions night in Castleisland has been moved to the second Tuesday of each month and the April celebration of the life and works of the Italian saint (1887 – 1968) will be held tonight, Tuesday, April 9, at 7:30pm. The ‘witness’ is one […]

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Gala Competition Winners John & Kelan O' Connor.

PHOTOS: Another Successful Tralee International Bridge Congress

April 9, 2024 at 11:26 am 0 comments

A report on the Tralee International Bridge Congress event from Tom Hardiman… The Tralee International Bridge Congress 2024 at the Rose Hotel was held last weekend leaving a positive mark on both the local and national bridge communities. The event, spanning the entire weekend, showcased the skills of Kerry’s bridge […]

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The Rose of Tralee International Festival announced their new partnership with Cliona’s Foundation (a national charity supporting families with seriously sick children all over Ireland) . The partnership was launched in Killarney this week . Pictured at the Launch were :   Katie Howard, pictured with her son Seán and Rose of Tralee, New York Rose, Róisín Wiley .
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Rose of Tralee International Festival launches partnership with Cliona’s Foundation ahead of the Roses and Rose Escorts “Camino for Cliona’s” trip in Portugal / Spain on April 26th.   

The Rose of Tralee International Festival announced their new partnership with Cliona’s Foundation (a national charity supporting families with seriously sick children all over Ireland) this week. The partnership was launched in Killarney with Rose of Tralee, New York Rose, Roisin Wiley who is currently in Ireland as part of her role with the Festival.   
Roisin is now an ambassador for Clionas Foundation and will be joining a cohort of Roses and Rose Escorts in walking the Camino De Santiago to raise funds and awareness this April. All funds raised will go directly to providing financial support to the families that Cliona’s support. 
Cliona’s is a national charity providing financial assistance directly to parents of seriously sick children with life-limiting or chronic complex care needs across Ireland to help with the non-medical expenses related to caring for their child. Since 2008 the foundation has provided financial assistance to over 1300 families.
The foundation was set up by Brendan and Terry Ring, following the death of their daughter Cliona, from an inoperable brain tumour in 2006 aged 15. Over the years, as Cliona underwent numerous different hospital treatments, Brendan and Terry were struck by the number of families, facing enormous financial hardship, on the brink of financial free-fall, blindsided by non-medical expenses piling up. They saw at first-hand the enormous toll it took on these families, already struggling to cope with the nightmare of having a seriously ill child. 
Joining the Roses from Arizona, Wexford, Boston New England, Toronto, Carlow will be Escorts from Mayo, Limerick, Kilkenny and the USA and co-founder of Cliona’s Foundation, Terry Ring. Terry walked the Inaugural Camino for Cliona’s with 36 transition year students from all over Munster last June. This year 101 students have signed up to walk the Camino for Cliona’s from all over Ireland. The route the Roses and Rose Escorts will walk is 120kms, beginning in the Portuguese city of Valenca and finishing in the Spanish city at the Cathedral in Santiago De Compostela.   


Speaking of the Festival’s reason for getting involved with Cliona’s, Festival Director Suzan O’Gara   said “The Rose of Tralee Festival is delighted to partner with Cliona’s Foundation. The foundation is a wonderful charity who provide crucial financial support to families who are caring for a child with a serious illness. Roisin and I recently met a family supported by Cliona’s and learned first-hand how much relief the financial support provides.  The Rose class of 2023 are so excited to be getting involved and to be able to walk the Camino to raise awareness for Clionas Foundation, and to show solidarity with the many families all over Ireland who need this help. Supporting charitable work is very much at the heart of what our Festival does - a Rose really can make a difference. We are thrilled to be able to shine a light on the great work Cliona’s Foundation does, and to support such a worthy and meaningful cause through this new partnership”.

Speaking about the importance of fundraising events for the organisation, was Cliona’s Co-Founder Terry Ring. “So many of these families experienced, and continue to experience, the significant non-medical costs of caring for a child with a life-limiting condition. We are incredibly grateful to the Rose of Tralee International Festival for recognising this issue and pledging their support. I am very much looking forward to joining such wonderful people along the Camino. We need support more than ever, this year again, we have seen yet another increase in applications from the same period last year”.
A recent survey conducted by Cliona’s shows how families with sick children are often disproportionately affected by situations out of their control, such as rapidly increasing living costs. These are parents who are in a living nightmare and the last thing they should have to worry about are bills. Cliona’s survey found that in 70% of families, at least one parent must give up their jobs to care for their sick child leaving them struggling to cope. Studies have highlighted that a family will need between €10,000 and €15,000 a year to cover various non-medical costs while their child is ill. 

During Róisín’s visit, the Rose was delighted to meet one such family in Killarney, the Howards. Their two year old son Seán was recently diagnosed with a progressive genetic condition which means he needs a lot of care.  

Commenting on the visit, Róisín said: “I am very proud to be an ambassador for Cliona’s and to support such a worthy cause. The Howards are such a wonderful family, Sean is a bright and loving boy. It was a real privilege to spend time with them and to learn about the love and care they give to Sean and his brother Dan. I am so excited to be walking the Camino to raise much needed funds for Cliona’s Foundation to help families throughout the country”.

Cliona’s Foundation expects a record number of families will apply for financial assistance this year and will need to raise a minimum of €700,000 to meet these applications. To support the Roses and Rose Escorts, please visit this link:  https://www.idonate.ie/fundraiser/CaminoForClionasROTIF

Rose Of Tralee Festival Launches Partnership With Clíona’s Foundation

April 9, 2024 at 11:14 am 0 comments

THE Rose of Tralee International Festival has launched a partnership with Cliona’s Foundation ahead of the Roses and Rose Escorts “Camino for Cliona’s” trip in Portugal / Spain on April 26. Cliona’s Foundation is a national charity supporting families with seriously sick children all over Ireland. The partnership was launched […]

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Humphrey "Hawk" O Keeffe, VP James Roche, Donie Lucey Critical, Michael Jaz, Tony McNabb, Ian Deery Courtney's Bar, Tony Hickey, Harry Cunningham.

Local Motorcycle Club Raises Over €1,200 For Emergency Medical Response Charity

April 9, 2024 at 10:48 am 0 comments

A CHEQUE was presented to CRITICAL The Emergency Medical Response Charity, on Saturday following a recent Charity Rock Night held in Courtney’s Bar in Killarney. Omerta Kin Motorcycle Club were delighted with the amout of money raised of €1,254.56 for the vital service. “We at Omerta Kin Mcc are very […]

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Paddy Leane.

Paddy Kevane To Run For Sinn Féin In Local Elections

April 9, 2024 at 10:19 am 1 comment

Sinn Féin has added a fourth candidate to run in the Tralee Local Electoral Area in the Local Elections which are due to be held on June 7. Paddy Kevane was ratified by the party’s Ard Chomhairle on Saturday, having been selected by party members in Tralee. Mr. Kevane will […]

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Gardaí Appeal For Witnesses To Road Traffic Collision Outside Tralee

Gardaí Appeal For Witnesses To Road Traffic Collision Outside Tralee

April 8, 2024 at 3:27 pm 0 comments

GARDAI in Tralee are appealing for witnesses to a road traffic collision near a roundabout outside town last week. On Thursday, April 4 at around 5.50pm at the Castleisland side of John Cronin (Ballymacthomas) roundabout, two vehicles — an Opel Insignia and a Suzuki Splash —were involved in a collision. […]

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Recall Of Soft Toys From Claw Machines At Tralee And Cork Businesses

Recall Of Soft Toys From Claw Machines At Tralee And Cork Businesses

April 8, 2024 at 2:58 pm 0 comments

SOFT toys used in claw machines in Kerry and Cork businesses have been recalled. The Competition and Consumer Protection Commission (CCPC) said that the company Munster Leisure Machines is to carry out a recall of the soft toys which do not comply with the Toy Safety Regulations. The toys in question don’t […]

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Eimear McCarthy, Leona Murphy and Aisling McCarthy at the Connect Kerry Hair and Beauty Awards at The Rose Hotel on Sunday. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: All The Style From The Connect Kerry Hair And Beauty Awards

April 8, 2024 at 1:39 pm 0 comments

THE annual Connect Kerry Hair and Beauty Awards was another glamorous affair on Sunday with 170 attending the event in The Rose Hotel. Winners from all over Kerry were announced, chosen through an application and submission of images of their work by a panel of judges who are all experienced […]

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JRI America staff who planted trees last week.

PHOTOS: JRI America Staff Help Tralee Tidy Towns’ Tree-Planting Efforts

April 8, 2024 at 11:39 am 0 comments

IT might have been one of the wettest periods on record but it has been a great tree-planting season for Tralee Tidy Towns and they were delighted to partner up with the young energetic interns from JRI America to get the last of the native trees in the ground last […]

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