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430 New COVID-19 Cases Reported Nationally

430 New COVID-19 Cases Reported Nationally

September 27, 2020 at 6:13 pm 0 comments

KERRY was not specifically mentioned as having new COVID-19 cases by the health authorities in its daily update this evening.  If there is an increase, it will be added to the county’s total tomorrow. 430 new cases over the past 24 hours were confirmed nationally by the National Public Health […]

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CBS pupil Zac Moore, with Sarah Barry, Rowan Moore and James Moore, at his First Holy Communion at St John's Church on Saturday. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: CBS Primary Pupils Enjoy First Holy Communion Day

September 27, 2020 at 1:13 pm 0 comments

BEAUTIFUL weather on Saturday made it an even more special occasion for third class pupils of CBS Primary School. Around 30 boys and girls from Ms Ryle and Ms Griffin’s classes couldn’t enjoy First Holy Communion Day earlier this year, but it was better late than never at St John’s […]

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Kerry Cases Rise To 380, 248 More COVID-19 Cases Reported Nationally

Kerry Cases Rise To 380, 248 More COVID-19 Cases Reported Nationally

September 26, 2020 at 5:53 pm 0 comments

THE total official number of cases for Kerry since the start of the pandemic has increased by nine to 380, reflecting the increase reported yesterday. But Kerry was not specifically mentioned as having new cases by the health authorities this evening. If there is an increase it will  be added […]

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Denise Lynch

Fenit RNLI Welcomes First Female Lifeboat Coxswain In Ireland

September 26, 2020 at 11:11 am 0 comments

A VOLUNTEER lifeboat crew member with Fenit RNLI in Kerry, has been passed out as an RNLI Coxswain and is the the first woman to be appointed to the role in the country. Denise Lynch is currently the only woman to hold the senior position on an operational lifeboat crew […]

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Kerry College Campus Activities Continue As Normal

Kerry College Campus Activities Continue As Normal

September 26, 2020 at 10:54 am 0 comments

KERRY College would like to clarify that, as a provider of Further Education and Training (FET), the college is excluded from the request of NPHET to move all learning online for the next two weeks. Although Higher Education institutions has been requested to move to online learning from Monday next, […]

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Nine New Kerry Cases, 326 More COVID-19 Cases Nationally

Nine New Kerry Cases, 326 More COVID-19 Cases Nationally

September 25, 2020 at 5:50 pm 0 comments

THE total official number of cases for Kerry since the start of the pandemic remains at 371, but there were nine new cases confirmed for the county by the health authorities this evening. These will be added to the county’s total tomorrow. 326 new cases over the past 24 hours […]

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Healy Rae Wants Assurances On New Orthopaedic Facility For UHK

Healy Rae Wants Assurances On New Orthopaedic Facility For UHK

September 25, 2020 at 3:29 pm 0 comments

DEPUTY Michael Healy Rae TD has called on the Minister for Health Stephen Donnelly to give University Hospital Kerry (UHK) the vote of confidence to proceed immediately with the planned construction of a new Orthopaedic Clean-air theatre. The Kerry deputy said he still has grave concerns over the commitment following […]

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Kerry Projects To Receive €130,000 From Dormant Accounts Fund

Kerry Projects To Receive €130,000 From Dormant Accounts Fund

September 25, 2020 at 1:26 pm 0 comments

KERRY has today received in excess of €130,000 through five allocations from the Dormant Accounts Funding for 2020 via the Department of Rural and Community Development. The investment aims to engage with communities across the county, focusing on people with disabilities. Minister for Education and Kerry TD Norma Foley has welcomed the […]

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Chamber Launches ‘Resilience Series’ Of Webinars For Businesses

Chamber Launches ‘Resilience Series’ Of Webinars For Businesses

September 25, 2020 at 9:12 am 0 comments

TRALEE Chamber Alliance has launched the ‘Resilience Series’ designed to support SME’s across Kerry to sustain their business in the months ahead, but also looking towards rebuilding and coming out stronger. With the results of the Chamber Ireland 5th National Survey released on Thursday, business activity is typically down 32% […]

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No Rise In Kerry, 324 New COVID-19 Cases Reported Nationally

No Rise In Kerry, 324 New COVID-19 Cases Reported Nationally

September 24, 2020 at 6:19 pm 0 comments

THE total official number of cases for Kerry since the start of the pandemic remains at 371 this evening. Kerry was not mentioned specifically by the health authorities this evening as being among the counties reporting an increase since yesterday. 324 new cases over the past 24 hours were confirmed […]

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Barbara Byer.

Tralee Writer Longlisted For Prestigious Short Story Of The Year Award

September 24, 2020 at 4:20 pm 0 comments

A TRALEE-BASED writer has been longlisted for the An Post Irish Book Awards Writing.ie Short Story of the Year 2020. Barbara Byar is one of 18 writers on the longlist for the prestigious award. Based in Tralee, she released her debut collection, ‘Some Days are Better than Ours’ back in November […]

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Paula SIlles, Caroline Healy and Rebecca Roche at the coffee morning in aid of Kerry Hospice at Ballygarry House Hotel on Thursday. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Tralee Hotels Host Coffee Mornings For Kerry Hospice

September 24, 2020 at 2:19 pm 0 comments

IT’S a very different Kerry Hospice Coffee Morning this year, but a few events still went ahead at hotels around Tralee. The event is one of their biggest annual fundraisers, last year realising around €70,000 in the county. The Tralee Chain Gang Cycling Club hosted a coffee morning kindly sponsored by […]

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Kerry Sees Surge In Callouts To Deal With Biting Insects

Kerry Sees Surge In Callouts To Deal With Biting Insects

September 24, 2020 at 10:45 am 0 comments

PEST control provider Rentokil, Ireland’s has experienced a surge in callouts for biting insects this year, with Kerry seeing the second most callouts for assistance in the country . The company has recorded a 39% increase in queries related to bed bugs, fleas, mosquitos and midges in August when compared […]

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Three More Cases In Kerry, 234 More COVID-19 Cases Nationally This Evening

Three More Cases In Kerry, 234 More COVID-19 Cases Nationally This Evening

September 23, 2020 at 6:06 pm 0 comments

THE total official number of cases for Kerry since the start of the pandemic rose by three to 371 this evening. Kerry was not mentioned specifically by the health authorities this evening as being among the counties reporting an increase since yesterday. 234 new cases over the past 24 hours […]

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Paul Geaney looks for a man. Photo by Dermot Crean

Times And Dates Confirmed For Kerry’s Munster Championship Ties

September 23, 2020 at 5:55 pm 0 comments

THE Munster GAA CCC has confirmed that Kerry will play Cork in the Munster SFC semi-final in Páirc Uí Chaoimh on Sunday, November 8 at 4pm. Should Kerry win, they will play the Munster final on Sunday, November 22 at 1.30pm at a venue which will depend on provides the […]

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Councillors Approve Diversion On Tralee-Fenit Greenway

Councillors Approve Diversion On Tralee-Fenit Greenway

September 23, 2020 at 1:54 pm 0 comments

TRALEE Municipal District councillors have approved a diversion of the Tralee-Fenit Greenway at Bawnboy just outside the town. At a special meeting of Tralee MD councillors held this morning, six councillors voted for the 700 metre diversion and one (Cllr Deirdre Ferris) against the change. The diversion which will now […]

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Mario Pomba.

Gardaí Say Missing Teenager Could Be In Kerry

September 23, 2020 at 1:25 pm 0 comments

GARDAI are seeking the public’s assistance in tracing the whereabouts of 16 year old who could be in Kerry. Mario Pompa was last seen in Drumlish, Co. Longford on Friday, September 18, 2020. Mario is described as being 5’ 9” in height, of medium build with short black hair. It is […]

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Demand For Courses At Kerry College Increases

Demand For Courses At Kerry College Increases

September 23, 2020 at 11:38 am 0 comments

KERRY College of Further Education and Training (Kerry College) welcomed students back on-campus this week with demand increased in many areas this year and many courses now full. Popular course areas this year at their four locations in Tralee and Listowel include: Social Studies, Childcare, Education, Business, Engineering, Law, Media and Journalism, […]

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Kerry Cycling Campaign intends purchasing a portable cycling unit.

Kerry Cycling Campaign Welcomes ‘Vision For Cycling In Rural Ireland’

September 23, 2020 at 11:11 am 0 comments

KERRY Cycling Campaign is welcoming the launch of the Vision for Cycling in Rural Ireland by Cyclist.ie’s Rural Cycling Collective today. The KCC’s Anluan Dunne will take part in a Zoom webinar launch later on Wednesday afternoon along with other speakers, including Minister of State at the Department of Housing, Local Government and Heritage, Malcolm Noonan. Mayor of […]

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Met Éireann Issues Wind Warning For Kerry

Met Éireann Issues Wind Warning For Kerry

September 23, 2020 at 10:31 am 0 comments

WE had some lovely weather up until yesterday afternoon but the autumnal weather is truly here now. Things will deteriorate tonight as Met Éireann has issued a Status Yellow – Wind warning for Kerry, Cork and Clare. Very windy conditions are expected to develop in parts of Munster overnight and during […]

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No Rise In Kerry Cases, 334 COVID-19 Cases Confirmed Nationally

No Rise In Kerry Cases, 334 COVID-19 Cases Confirmed Nationally

September 22, 2020 at 6:10 pm 0 comments

THE total official number of cases for Kerry since the start of the pandemic remained at 368 this evening. Kerry was not mentioned specifically by the health authorities this evening as being among the counties reporting an increase since yesterday. Earlier today, it was revealed that Kerry has the second […]

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Siamsa Tíre Reopens To Students For First Time Since March

Siamsa Tíre Reopens To Students For First Time Since March

September 22, 2020 at 9:25 am 0 comments

SIAMSA Tíre re-opened its doors at 4pm yesterday to welcome back students of the National Folk Theatre Training Academy. This is the first time students have been in the building since it was closed in mid-March due to the COVID Pandemic. This new term marks the beginning of a gradual return […]

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Isabelle Locke Clifford, with Anthony Clifford, Liz Locke and Heather O'Rourke at her Confirmation at St John's Church on Sunday. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Confirmation Day For Former CBS Primary Pupils

September 22, 2020 at 9:16 am 0 comments

BRILLIANT sunshine greeted families arriving at St John’s Church on Sunday for CBS Primary School’s Confirmation Day. Postponed since the COVID-19 pandemic restrictions were imposed in March, it was a chance for the pupils of Mr Smith and Ms O’Sullivan’s sixth classes to meet up again. Nearly 50 children and […]

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Looking forward to the John Mitchels Drive-In Bingo event this Sunday were, in front; Denis Mannix and Clive O'Callaghan. Back from left; Michael Walsh, Wayne Duggan, George Lowe and Rory Kilgallen. Photo by Dermot Crean

John Mitchels GAA Club To Host Drive-In Bingo Event This Sunday

September 22, 2020 at 9:15 am 0 comments

THE John Mitchels Club will host a novel Drive-In Bingo event next Sunday at their grounds in Camp, Ballyseedy. Chairman of the club Denis Mannix said times are tough for all GAA clubs and it was necessary for them to do something to bring money into the club, with the […]

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Cheque presentation of proceeds of "The Bracker 100k" to Nial Shanahan, Austin Stacks Finance Committee by Martin O'Regan of event organising committee, and framed poem "On Bracker's Road" to Billy Ryle, Chairman of Austin Stacks GAA Club/event committee by Denis O'Regan.  Also in picture are Tim Guiheen, Carmel O'Regan, Mairead Fernane and Liz O'Regan.

Bracker Walk Raises Nearly €3,500 For Austin Stacks Club

September 22, 2020 at 9:15 am 0 comments

THE proceeds of the recent ‘Bracker 100km fundraising walk’ were presented to the Austin Stacks Club on Saturday afternoon. Martin O’Regan of the event’s organising committee, presented Niall, Shanahan, Chairman of Austin Stacks Finance Committee with a cheque for €3,452 at the Bracker O’Regan Monument. Denis O’Regan, on behalf of the […]

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Kerry Cases Rise Again, 188 New COVID-19 Cases Nationally

Kerry Cases Rise Again, 188 New COVID-19 Cases Nationally

September 21, 2020 at 6:27 pm 0 comments

THE total official number of cases for Kerry since the start of the pandemic rose by one to 368 this evening. Kerry was not mentioned specifically by the health authorities this evening as being among the counties reporting an increase since yesterday. 188 new cases over the past 24 hours […]

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Front Row: Siobhan Donnelly, Cara Credit Union and Margaret Kellegher, daughter of the late Dan Kellegher with the 2019 winners of the Dan Kellegher Awards Aideen Griffin from Matt Talbot Road, Tralee and Clara Heinrich from Caherleaheen, Tralee. The winners of the Education Awards were Hannah Skelhorn from Brosna, Gavin O’ Brien from Ballyvelly, Emily Switerfrom The Spa, Cian Talbot from Caherleahee and Sarah Mc Mahon from Oakpark Tralee.

Cara Credit Union Invites Applications For Education Awards

September 21, 2020 at 4:40 pm 0 comments

CARA Credit Union, with branches in Tralee, Castleisland and Killorglin, are offering seven lucky students a chance to each receive €1,500 towards their chosen third level course. The yearly Cara Credit Union Education Awards are open to undergraduates in a full-time course of at least 2 years’ duration and the Dan […]

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Pictured at the launch of Kerry's Mental Health and Wellbeing Fest running from 10th to 17th October are front from left; Lorraine Bowler, NEWKD, Geraldine O' Sullivan, Kerry Volunteer Centre, Donagh Hennebry, Resource Officer - Suicide Prevention, HSE, Pat O' Brien, Kerry Mental Health Association and back from left; Deirdre Hegarty, Healthy Ireland Coordinator, Kerry County Council with Caoimhe Keogan, Jigsaw Kerry. Pic: Pauline Dennigan

Kerry Mental Health And Wellbeing Fest To Take Place Next Month

September 21, 2020 at 3:08 pm 0 comments

THE Kerry Mental Health and Wellbeing Fest will take place next month with this year’s week-long programme of events taking place between October 10 and 17. Of course this year it will be a little different with many events taking place outdoors and online. During the current COVID-19 pandemic, the […]

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New Tralee Badminton Club To Host Enrolment Day This Saturday

New Tralee Badminton Club To Host Enrolment Day This Saturday

September 21, 2020 at 2:05 pm 0 comments

A NEW badminton club is being established at Tralee Sports Complex with an enrolment day taking place at the Complex on next Saturday, September 26 between 11am and 1pm. Tralee Badminton Club will be running coaching session for players from the ages of 8 to 17 years. The resident club […]

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Festival Next Weekend To Celebrate Kerry’s Architectural Heritage

Festival Next Weekend To Celebrate Kerry’s Architectural Heritage

September 21, 2020 at 1:44 pm 0 comments

KERRY’S architectural heritage and the county’s architectural landscape will be celebrated during the third annual Architecture Kerry Festival next weekend. A wide range of events including free guided tours and exhibitions will take place from September 25 to 27. The aim of the festival, which is part of the Creative Ireland […]

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