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Workers Install New Benches At The Mall

Workers Install New Benches At The Mall

October 18, 2017 at 3:22 pm 0 comments

IF you were walking in the Mall over the past week you’ll have noticed a few small changes. While most of the work is still continuing past Quinlans on Bridge Street, workers have also been adding a few things to the main Mall. A number of bins have been put […]

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Public Information Session On ‘Areas For Action’ For Kerry Waterways

Public Information Session On ‘Areas For Action’ For Kerry Waterways

October 18, 2017 at 2:51 pm 0 comments

A PUBLIC information and feedback session on the ‘Areas for Action’ for Kerry’s waterways will take place in the Rose Hotel in Tralee tonight, Wednesday, October 18 at 7pm. The draft River Basin Management Plan 2018 – 2021 was published in February 2017, for a six-month public consultation period. During […]

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Status Yellow Rainfall Warning Issued For Thursday

October 18, 2017 at 11:53 am 0 comments

A NEW weather warning has been issued by Met Eireann for Thursday and the weekend is looking bleak too. A Status Yellow Rainfall Warning for Munster, Dublin, Carlow, Kildare, Kilkenny, Louth, Wexford, Wicklow and Meath will come into effect from midnight tonight for 24 hours. Continued below… Heavy rain is […]

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Tralee People Targeted By Scam Callers From African And Asian Numbers

Tralee People Targeted By Scam Callers From African And Asian Numbers

October 18, 2017 at 11:35 am 0 comments

THE past day has seen a spate of scam calls to people in Tralee and Kerry from numbers in African and Asian countries. The numbers start with +231 or +235 so the advice is don’t answer the phone, or if you see a missed call from a number starting with […]

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Launching the German Night in aid of Kerry Hospice at The Oyster Tavern were TJ O'Connor, John Murray, Gemma Lougheed, Marie McSweeney, Margot McGrath and Nuala Finnegan. Photo by Dermot Crean

Fundraising Night Of Top Cuisine From German Master Chefs At The Oyster

October 18, 2017 at 11:03 am 0 comments

THERE’S a feast of German cuisine coming to The Oyster Tavern soon and you won’t want to miss it. Guests will enjoy a traditional Bavarian menu at the wonderful Oyster Tavern on Friday November 3 prepared by two Master Chefs Liam Mc Mahon and Thomas Kraus. Liam, who has lived […]

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Tralee Credit Union Wins Two National Awards

Tralee Credit Union Wins Two National Awards

October 17, 2017 at 2:48 pm 0 comments

FRIDAY 13th is unlucky for some, but not for Tralee Credit Union who will record the date as reaching a significant milestone in their history. Last Friday, at a Gala Luncheon at the 2017 Credit Team of the Year Awards in the Louis Fitzgerald Hotel in Dublin, they were crowned […]

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Repro Free -- Call for nominations….Celebrating 20 Years of the Lee Strand/Kerry Garda Youth Achievement Awards
Front (l to r) Garda Mary Gardiner; Diarmuid Lynch, Erin Griffin; Timmy Dillion; Shay Walsh, Clodagh Kirby; Sergeant Eileen O’Sullivan.
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PRESS INFO -- Celebrating 20 Years of the Lee Strand/Kerry Garda Youth Achievement Awards
 
The Lee Strand/Kerry Garda Youth Achievement Awards 2017 was officially launched this week in Lee Strand in Tralee. This year the awards will be presented at a 20 Year Celebration Ceremony in the Ballyroe Heights Hotel, Tralee on Friday, January 26th, 2017. Since 1998 the awards have acknowledged the achievements of young people from Kerry between the ages of 14 years and 19 years. Awards will be presented for the Overall Winner, Certificates of Distinction, Certificates of Merit and the Voluntary Group Award.

Speaking at the launch Chief Superintendent Tom Myers stated “An Garda Síochána are delighted to be associated with the Lee Strand Kerry Garda Youth Achievement Awards. We often underestimate the worth of our youth who are both innovative and important to our future. It is important to recognise their excellence in the area of sports, arts, culture, charities or caring for a relative or friend. The awards have a positive effect on our wider community and I would like to extend our appreciation and thanks to Lee Strand for their continued sponsorship and support over the past 20 years.”

John O’Sullivan, General Manager, Lee Strand stated “Lee Strand has a strong commitment to supporting initiatives within the local community and we are delighted to support the Kerry Garda Youth Achievement Awards for 20 years. The awards provide a great opportunity to celebrate and recognise the achievements of the young people of Kerry, who have made a positive impact within their local community.”  
 
The closing date for receipt of nominations is Friday, December 8th, 2017. Any member of the public can nominate a young person whom they feel has made a contribution to their local area. Nominations are accepted from individuals, community and voluntary groups, schools and youth clubs/organisation. The winners will be selected by a panel of judges who are community volunteers from around the county under the chairmanship of Chief Superintendent Tom Myers, An Garda Síochána. Nominations are available from any Garda Station in Kerry; K.D.Y.S. Office in Tralee, Killarney and Listowel or by contacting Tralee Garda Station on 066 7102311. Nomination forms are also available to download on www.leestrand.ie

Young People To Be Honoured At Lee Strand/Kerry Garda Youth Achievement Awards

October 17, 2017 at 2:16 pm 0 comments

NOMINATIONS are being sought for the Lee Strand/Kerry Garda Youth Achievement Awards 2017 which was officially launched this week in Lee Strand. This year the awards will be presented at a 20 Year Celebration Ceremony in the Ballyroe Heights Hotel, Tralee on Friday, January 26, 2017. Since 1998 the awards […]

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A Fishy Fundraiser In Aid Of Fenit RNLI At The College

A Fishy Fundraiser In Aid Of Fenit RNLI At The College

October 17, 2017 at 12:57 pm 0 comments

THERE’S something fishy going on in IT Tralee next week and it’s a must for anyone with a love of seafood. Fish will be on the menu as Fenit RNLI in a joint venture with the ITT will host a fundraiser at the North Campus of the college on Wednesday, […]

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Council Chief Thanks Staff, Emergency Services And Public For Co-operation During Storm

Council Chief Thanks Staff, Emergency Services And Public For Co-operation During Storm

October 17, 2017 at 12:54 pm 0 comments

THE Chief Executive of Kerry County Council has thanked members of the public in the county for their support and co-operation during Storm Ophelia on Monday. The Council is continuing to assess the damage caused by the storm and has already cleared many roads of fallen trees, branches and other […]

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Hundreds Attend Diocesan Assembly In Tralee

Hundreds Attend Diocesan Assembly In Tralee

October 17, 2017 at 9:39 am 0 comments

SOME 300 parish personnel gathered in Tralee from across the 53 parishes for the Diocesan Assembly in the Brandon Hotel on Sunday. Dr. Dan O’Connell, lecturer at Mary Immaculate College, Limerick, presented the keynote address exploring the importance of family.  Dr O’Connell is co-author of  ‘Grow in Love’ which is […]

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Fenit earlier today. Photo by Liam Geary

STORM UPDATE: Council To Fully Assess Damage Caused By Ophelia On Tuesday

October 16, 2017 at 8:50 pm 0 comments

KERRY County Council is reminding members of the public that the Code Red Level weather warning remains in place for the county until 1am on Tuesday and that people should remain indoors and avoid travelling tonight until Storm Ophelia passes. It will be Tuesday before Kerry County Council will be able to […]

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IT Tralee North Campus

IT Tralee Will Be Open Tomorrow But KCFE To Stay Closed

October 16, 2017 at 5:56 pm 0 comments

DESPITE the fact that the Department of Education  has decided that national and secondary schools will not open tomorrow, this does not apply to third level institutions. A case in point is our local college in Tralee. They have issued the following on their Facebook page; “The IT Tralee will […]

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STORM UPDATE: All Schools To Remain Closed Tomorrow Says Minister

STORM UPDATE: All Schools To Remain Closed Tomorrow Says Minister

October 16, 2017 at 3:55 pm 0 comments

ALL schools will remain closed on Tuesday, the Minister for Education has confirmed. Despite the fact that the storm will have abated by tomorrow morning, Minister Richard Bruton gave the reasons for the closure to remain in place in a series of tweets. He stated; “Following careful consideration by the […]

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Tralee in the eye of the storm earlier. Photo via Wild Water Adventures

Storm Update: Council News On Damage Caused By Ophelia

October 16, 2017 at 2:43 pm 0 comments

STORM Ophelia continues to cause problems all over the county but no major incidents have been reported in Tralee. After the sun shone for over an hour and a half, it’s clouding over now and the rain has started. The following issues have been reported to Kerry County Council as […]

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Storm Update: Kerry To Get Strongest Winds This Afternoon

Storm Update: Kerry To Get Strongest Winds This Afternoon

October 16, 2017 at 11:30 am 0 comments

KERRY County Council has supplied the following update on the storm affecting the county as of 12noon today • N70 road at Blackwater Bridge is partially blocked • Tree resting on power line at Kilmurry Road, Kenmare • Tree down at Dromoughty Road, Kenmare • Tree down at Over the […]

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PHOTOS: Families Enjoy A Walk By The Canal For Kerins O’Rahillys

PHOTOS: Families Enjoy A Walk By The Canal For Kerins O’Rahillys

October 16, 2017 at 9:39 am 0 comments

THERE was a huge turnout for the Kerins O’Rahillys GAA Club Juvenile and Ladies Canal Walk on Sunday. Families gathered at the clubhouse at 11am and over 150 men, women and children set off to the canal in cloudy but dry conditions. The walk was a fundraiser for the club […]

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Storm Update: Trees Down And Power Outages In Killarney And South Kerry

Storm Update: Trees Down And Power Outages In Killarney And South Kerry

October 16, 2017 at 9:07 am 0 comments

AS winds pick up around Tralee coming up to 9am, there are a few trees down already in south Kerry. A tree was down at Cahir NS near Kenmare (R569) but has since been removed. A tree was down on the Killarney to Barraduff road on Barraduff side and another by […]

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The Latest Update From Kerry County Council About Storm Ophelia

The Latest Update From Kerry County Council About Storm Ophelia

October 15, 2017 at 10:45 pm 1 comment

THE Kerry Local Emergency Coordination Group met again tonight at County Buildings in Tralee to discuss Storm Ophelia and the Code Level Red weather warning for Kerry which is now in place from the earlier time of 6AM on Monday to 12am on Tuesday. Earlier advice issued still applies with the following […]

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Latest Update From Council On Advising People To Prepare For Storm

Latest Update From Council On Advising People To Prepare For Storm

October 15, 2017 at 6:06 pm 0 comments

THE Kerry Local Coordination Group met this afternoon to discuss Storm Ophelia and the Code Level Red weather warning for Kerry which is in place from 9am Monday to 3am Tuesday. The meeting included representatives from Kerry County Council, the HSE, University Hospital Kerry, Kerry Fire and Rescue and Kerry Civil Defence. The meeting […]

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Presentation Secondary School Postpones Open Night Until Wednesday

Presentation Secondary School Postpones Open Night Until Wednesday

October 15, 2017 at 5:52 pm 0 comments

DUE to Met Eireann’s Red Status Wind Warning for Kerry tomorrow, it has been decided to postpone Presentation Secondary School’s Open Night. Staff and students were to welcome parents of sixth class pupils on Monday evening, but it will instead take place on Wednesday night, October 18 between 6pm and 8pm. […]

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All Schools In Kerry Closed For Tomorrow Due To Storm

October 15, 2017 at 5:12 pm 0 comments

  THE Department of Education is informing all schools in areas affected by Met Éireann’s status red wind alert to remain closed tomorrow. This means children in all Kerry schools will not attend tomorrow.     According to Met Éireann, it looks like the strongest and most damaging winds are […]

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Tara Dore and dancers at the Enable Ireland Kerry 'Lip Sing' contest on Saturday night. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Audience Laps Up ‘Lip Sing’ Fun In Ballyroe

October 15, 2017 at 10:44 am 0 comments

ELVIS, Beyonce, Rihanna and Cyndi Lauper all on the one stage? Yes, it was certainly a night of stars at the Ballyroe Heights Hotel on Saturday as the Enable Ireland Kerry ‘Lip Sing’ event took place in front of a great crowd of family and friends of the contestants. The […]

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Phil O'Mahony, Mary Ellen Hurley, Kayleigh O'Mahony and Amy Conway at the Austin Stacks GAA Club Centenary Gala Dinner at The Rose Hotel on Saturday night. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: A Celebration Of Austin Stacks History At Gala Dinner

October 15, 2017 at 10:44 am 0 comments

NEARLY 300 people were in The Rose Hotel on Saturday night for the Austin Stacks Centenary Gala Dinner Celebration. The rockies were treated to a champagne reception followed by a delicious dinner and some great entertainment from ‘Keep In Touch’ and DJ Francie Breen. There was also a discussion on […]

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PHOTOS: #Tralee On Social Media This Week

PHOTOS: #Tralee On Social Media This Week

October 15, 2017 at 10:43 am 0 comments

Every week we compile the best of photos posted on Twitter and Instagram about and around Tralee. Here’s what you’ve been snapping this week…  (If you’d like a photo to feature, just tag #Tralee in it and we’ll see it)… There was a special train in Tralee yesterday… @IrishRail‘s 071s […]

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Pupils Joseph Vizer, Marie Husarova and Jack Lopez at the Mercy Mounthawk open day on Saturday. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Two Tralee Schools Open Their Doors To The Public

October 15, 2017 at 10:43 am 0 comments

IT was a Saturday, but two Tralee schools were still very busy as they hosted open days to showcase the many great facilities they can provide to youngsters starting their second-level education next year. Coláiste Gleann Lí saw many families attending and they were met with eager students and teachers […]

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Kerry County Council Tells Public To Prepare For Big Storm Ahead

Kerry County Council Tells Public To Prepare For Big Storm Ahead

October 14, 2017 at 3:40 pm 0 comments

KERRY County Council has activated its Major Weather Emergency Plan following the issuing by Met Eireann this afternoon of a Code Level Red severe weather warning for Kerry. Earlier today, Met Eireann  issued a Level Red weather warning for counties including Kerry which is in effect from 9am on Monday […]

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Status Red Warning For Kerry As Ophelia Approaches

October 14, 2017 at 12:50 pm 1 comment

MET Eireann has issued a Status Red Warning for Kerry on Monday. A Yellow warning was in place but after monitoring the situation they have upgraded the status to the highest level for five counties on the west coast, so we’re about to get the worst of it. Ex-hurricane Ophelia […]

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Saturday 14th October 2017: Cyclists Rob Ryan and Kate Counihan with Cathal Walshe, Chairman Ring of Kerry Charity Cycle pictured in Killarney to announce that the annual Ring of Kerry Charity Cycle raised over €1,000,000 for charity this year. Photo: Don MacMonagle

Ring Of Kerry Cycle Raises Over €1,000,000 For Charities

October 14, 2017 at 10:18 am 1 comment

THE Ring of Kerry Charity Cycle last night presented cheques totalling more than €1 million to the charities involved in the prominent charity cycle event this year. The presentation took place Friday night at the INEC Killarney with a dinner and drinks reception to honour the charities and volunteers who […]

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Dr Caitlin: Viral Rashes And What They Mean

Dr Caitlin: Viral Rashes And What They Mean

October 14, 2017 at 10:16 am 0 comments

Dr Caitlin O’Connor of Tralee Medical Centre in St Brendan’s Park on viral rashes… Many viral infections can cause a rash in addition to other symptoms. Rashes are very common with viral infections, especially in young children. It is very important to make sure the rash is not part of […]

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Know Your Rights: Benefits For Carers

October 14, 2017 at 10:14 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 will need to take time out from work to provide full-time care for my father. What is available for people in my situation? Answer: There are several entitlements available […]

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