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Pieta House at 28 Moyderwell.

Pieta House To Move Its Service In Balloonagh To Moyderwell Centre

January 18, 2017 at 2:57 pm 0 comments

PIETA House will move its Balloonagh services to its Moyderwell base after it was revealed its lease on Catherine McAuley House had ended and the property is to be sold by the Diocese of Kerry. The suicide prevention charity had taken over the client base of the Console charity, which was located at […]

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Dunnes Stores Workers Windfall After Betting On Lotto Numbers

Dunnes Stores Workers Windfall After Betting On Lotto Numbers

January 18, 2017 at 2:22 pm 0 comments

THE start of the week began with infamous ‘Blue Monday’ for most, but it was far from that for a syndicate of workers in Dunnes Stores in Tralee. Seven employees at the North Circular Road branch will have a happy January after winning around €70,000 on a bet. According to our sources, for a €14 […]

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PHOTOS: CBS Lego Club Building A Foundation For Young Engineering

PHOTOS: CBS Lego Club Building A Foundation For Young Engineering

January 18, 2017 at 10:06 am 0 comments

CBS Primary launched its Lego Club this week and the interest was phenomenal, with over 100 students signed up to take part between here and Easter. The school decided to start the Lego Club to give students an opportunity to explore their creativity, enhance communication and boost students’ motor development. […]

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Kathleen McElligott, Diarmaid McKenna, Mary Mahony and JJ Kelliher at the Bridal Recognition Day at Ballygarry House Hotel on Sunday. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Ballygarry House Hotel Hosts Bridal Recognition Day

January 17, 2017 at 9:51 am 0 comments

FUTURE brides, grooms and their family members converged on Ballygarry House Hotel on Sunday for a special event to show what they have to look forward to on their big day. The hotel invited the couples who have already booked their wedding at the venue for a Bridal Recognition Day. “We […]

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Rockies To Celebrate Centenary At Corporate Lunch

Rockies To Celebrate Centenary At Corporate Lunch

January 17, 2017 at 9:51 am 0 comments

THIS year is a very special one for everyone associated with Austin Stacks. The club is celebrating its centenary and is in the process of finalising their calendar events for a year of celebration. One event which is sure to be well-attended is a Centenary Corporate Lunch next month. Past players and the […]

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Man Dies In Accident On Farm Near Currow

Man Dies In Accident On Farm Near Currow

January 16, 2017 at 6:11 pm 0 comments

A MAN has died in an accident on a farm near Currow. The HSA has launched an investigation  after a man fell from a height around 11.30am this morning at a farm yard in Lisheenbawn, Farranfore close to Currow village. The man in his 30’s was removed from the scene by ambulance to University […]

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Kerry Airport

Six Per Cent Increase In Passenger Numbers At Kerry Airport In 2016

January 16, 2017 at 4:06 pm 0 comments

OVER 325,000 passengers travelled through Kerry Airport last year, marking a 6% increase on the figures for 2015. The positive details of the passenger numbers follow the recent pre-Christmas funding allocation of €2.77 million for Ireland’s four regional airports, including Kerry Airport. The Chairman of Kerry Airport, Denis Cregan, said: […]

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Ciste Turasóireachta Na Gaeilge

Ciste Turasóireachta Na Gaeilge

January 16, 2017 at 3:53 pm 0 comments

Tá Oifig Gaeilge Chomhairle Contae Chiarraí ag glacadh anois le hiarrataisí ó ghrúpaí a eagraíonn imeachtaí a thugann deis do phobal Chiarraí, agus do chuairteoirí araon, an Ghaeilge a chlos, a fheiceáil agus a úsáid. Ag luí le Plean Forbartha Chiarraí 2015‐2021 agus le Straitéis Turasóireachta 2016-2022 tá Ciste Turasóireachta […]

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Eight Burglaries Around The County In Past Week

Eight Burglaries Around The County In Past Week

January 16, 2017 at 3:35 pm 0 comments

GARDAI are asking the public to be on the lookout for any suspicious activity after eight burglaries were reported in the county over the past week. In one incident, around €5,000 worth of jewellery was taken from a house. The burglaries took place in Killorglin, Ballylongford, Listowel, Ballyheigue, Knocknagoshel and […]

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Gardaí Arrest Young Male After Finding Knife In His Possession

Gardaí Arrest Young Male After Finding Knife In His Possession

January 16, 2017 at 3:14 pm 0 comments

A YOUNG man will appear before court after he was found to be carrying a knife last week. Gardaí were patrolling the outskirts of Tralee on Tuesday last, January 10, and encountered a young male. During their interactions, the young man was searched and a knife was found on his person. He was arrested and […]

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An Garda Síochána

Garda Warning About Phone Scam

January 16, 2017 at 3:02 pm 0 comments

GARDAI are warning the public about a phone scam where people are asked for credit card details. Gardaí in Tralee received a report this morning from a member of the public about a scam from a Canadian phone number asking an elderly couple for their credit card number. The scam […]

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It’s A Big Fortnight For Students As CAO Deadline Looms

It’s A Big Fortnight For Students As CAO Deadline Looms

January 16, 2017 at 1:17 pm 0 comments

Guidance Counsellor, Billy Ryle, gives advice to students as deadlines approach for county’s 2,250 third level college applicants… With more than 80,000 applicants – about 2,250 from County Kerry – expected to compete for about 49,000 coveted Central Applications Office (CAO) college places, it’s vital to be aware of the key […]

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Declan Lovett (seated centre) accepts the Hall of Fame award from Chairman of Kilmoyley GAA Club Joe Walsh at the Kilmoyley GAA Social in Ballyroe Heights Hotel on Saturday night. Also included are seated; Noreen Lovett, Nora Lovett and Karen Daly. Back; John Nolan, Xavier Lovett and Tom Daley. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Kilmoyley GAA Celebrates Another Great Year At Social

January 15, 2017 at 11:36 am 0 comments

2016 was another good year for Kilmoyley GAA Club. But then again, any year you win the county senior hurling championship is certainly one worth celebrating – especially when you win back to back titles. And that’s just what around 200 of the club faithful did at Ballyroe Heights Hotel on Saturday […]

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Kerry Destinations Fared Well In A National Newspaper Reader Awards

Kerry Destinations Fared Well In A National Newspaper Reader Awards

January 14, 2017 at 10:29 am 1 comment

THE Irish Independent 2017 Reader Travel Awards have been revealed and it’s no surprise to see Kerry destinations featuring in the top 10 of many categories. The paper’s website asked readers to share their favourite getaways, nationally and internationally and after thousands of entries, tips and hours of judging they published the results today. Continued […]

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Moyderwell Pupils Show Project At Science Fair In Dublin

Moyderwell Pupils Show Project At Science Fair In Dublin

January 13, 2017 at 3:57 pm 0 comments

MOYDERWELL Mercy pupils got a chance to show a project they have been working on for months at the R.D.S. Primary Science Fair today in conjunction with the B.T. Young Scientist Exhibition in the R.D.S, Dublin. It’s the culmination of much effort for the fourteen students from 6th Class who researched and presented individual projects […]

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Council To Honour Brendan Kennelly In His Home Village

Council To Honour Brendan Kennelly In His Home Village

January 13, 2017 at 10:59 am 1 comment

THE renowned poet, novelist, playwright and educator, Brendan Kennelly, is to be honoured for his contribution to literature throughout his life next weekend in his home village. The Cathaoirleach of Kerry County Council, Cllr. Michael O’Shea will host a reception by the local authority to honour a man who is […]

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Garvey’s Supervalu Presents Funds To Cycle Against Suicide

Garvey’s Supervalu Presents Funds To Cycle Against Suicide

January 13, 2017 at 10:11 am 0 comments

FORMER 2FM DJ Colm Hayes was in town this week to collect a cheque for a great cause. Garvey’s Supervalu staff held a fundraiser across its stores for a number of charities and €822 of that was donated to Cycle Against Suicide. It’s a cause very close to the popular DJ’s […]

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Ted Moynihan Named Kerry Person Of The Year

Ted Moynihan Named Kerry Person Of The Year

January 12, 2017 at 8:47 pm 0 comments

TED Moynihan been named Kerry Person of the Year by the Kerry Association in Dublin tonight. The Kerry Hospice Foundation chairman Ted Moynihan will be presented with the award at a gala ceremony at the Association’s annual Oiche Chiarrai which will be held at the  Ballsbridge Hotel in Dublin on Saturday, March 4. […]

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Delegation ‘Very Pleased With Commitments’ To Progress On Macroom Bypass

Delegation ‘Very Pleased With Commitments’ To Progress On Macroom Bypass

January 12, 2017 at 5:44 pm 0 comments

A DELEGATION from Kerry County Council met with officials from Transport Infrastructure Ireland (TII) in Dublin today to discuss progress on the provision of the Macroom-Ballyvourney bypass scheme. The delegation included Cathaoirleach Cllr Michael O’Shea, Chief Executive Moira Murrell, Director of Operations Charlie O’Sullivan and Cllrs Brendan Cronin, Johnny Healy-Rae, Mike […]

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Councillor’s Anger At Restricted Access To Cemetery Over Christmas Period

Councillor’s Anger At Restricted Access To Cemetery Over Christmas Period

January 12, 2017 at 4:28 pm 0 comments

A TRALEE councillor expressed her anger and frustration that people with mobility issues were not able to access Rath Cemetery for a five days over the Christmas period. Cllr Norma Foley brought up the issue at Monday’s meeting of the Tralee Municipal District of Kerry County Council. The Fianna Fail councillor […]

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Council Warning Motorists After Weather Affects Roads

Council Warning Motorists After Weather Affects Roads

January 12, 2017 at 4:00 pm 0 comments

KERRY County Council is asking motorists to avoid the Conor Pass in west Kerry following heavy snowfalls and icy conditions. There has been snow at the county bounds on the N22 and driving conditions there are poor. In all parts of the county, motorists are asked to drive with care and […]

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Minister Finian McGrath (second right) with, from left; Kieran Diamond of Dept of Social Protection; Miriam Ryan, Manager Employability Service Kerry, Mayor of Tralee, Cllr Terry O'Brien and Denis O'Shea, Chairperson Employability Service Kerry, at the official opening of the Rock Street offices on Wednesday. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: New Offices For Service To Help People With Disabilities Find Work

January 12, 2017 at 3:15 pm 0 comments

THE new headquarters for Employability Service Kerry was officially opened yesterday by Minister Of State For Disability, Mr Finian McGrath. Located in Rock Street (next to Horan’s Fruit and Veg), the service works with jobseekers who have a disability and want to find full-time or part-time employment. They also provide an […]

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WATCH: The Snow Is Pretty Bad Up On The Conor Pass

WATCH: The Snow Is Pretty Bad Up On The Conor Pass

January 12, 2017 at 2:05 pm 0 comments

IT’S snowing around town this afternoon but it’s nothing compared to the weather on the Conor Pass this morning. Photographer Florian Walsh took this short video on the famous road and as you can see, it looks very dangerous…

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Gleneagle Group Records Operating Profit Of Over €1m In 2015

Gleneagle Group Records Operating Profit Of Over €1m In 2015

January 12, 2017 at 1:06 pm 0 comments

THE INEC is in find fettle. The group that operates the venue in Killarney recorded an operating profit of €1.05m in 2015 as revenues climbed 6pc to €24.8m. Accounts filed by Gleneagle Holdings (Killarney) show that the business maintained its level of operating profit in 2015, but an exceptional cost of €384,000 […]

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PHOTOS: Minister Opens New Down Syndrome Kerry Premises

PHOTOS: Minister Opens New Down Syndrome Kerry Premises

January 12, 2017 at 12:17 pm 0 comments

MINISTER of State for Disability Issues, Finian McGrath, was in town on Wednesday afternoon to perform the official opening of the new Down Syndrome offices at Balloonagh Estate. Located adjacent to Burns Pharmacy at the entrance to the estate, the new centre will provide vital and beneficial services to all their members […]

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TUI To Host Information Evening In Rose Hotel For Newly Qualified Teachers

TUI To Host Information Evening In Rose Hotel For Newly Qualified Teachers

January 11, 2017 at 4:29 pm 0 comments

THE Teachers’ Union of Ireland (TUI) is hosting an Information Evening for newly qualified teachers and Higher Diploma in Education students on Thursday, January 19 at 5.30pm in The Rose Hotel in Tralee. The event is aimed particularly at newly qualified teachers and those who are currently completing the Higher […]

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Tralee To Be Represented At Europe’s Biggest Travel Show Next Week

Tralee To Be Represented At Europe’s Biggest Travel Show Next Week

January 11, 2017 at 4:16 pm 0 comments

KERRY will have a strong presence at the CMT Fair, Europe’s largest consumer travel show, in Stuttgart, Germany next week (14 – 22 January). It is the first time that the tourist trade from all parts of the county will be represented at the nine-day show and its part of […]

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Tralee Jobless Figure Rises Again But It Dropped 13% During 2016

Tralee Jobless Figure Rises Again But It Dropped 13% During 2016

January 11, 2017 at 1:58 pm 0 comments

THE live register figures for the Tralee social welfare office dropped by 13% from January to December of 2016, according to the latest figures from the Central Statistics Office (CSO). However, there was a rise of 78 signing on at the Tralee social welfare office last month, rising from 4,439 to 4,517 and […]

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Bid Planned To Bring International Children’s Games To Kerry/Limerick

Bid Planned To Bring International Children’s Games To Kerry/Limerick

January 11, 2017 at 11:12 am 0 comments

THE Tralee International Children’s Games committee is planning on making a bid to bring the games to Kerry and Limerick in 2020. Secretary of Tralee ICG, Mike Culloty, met with the Council recently to look for support in bringing the games to the county. Tralee ICG intends to bid for […]

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Barrack Lane Is To Get A Makeover This Year

Barrack Lane Is To Get A Makeover This Year

January 11, 2017 at 10:33 am 1 comment

IT appears a historical laneway in town will get a makeover this year. Members of the Ashe Street traders met with the Tralee Municipal District Operations office staff recently to discuss improving Barrack Lane, which is an important link between the Mall and the Market Quarter. Continued below… It was […]

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