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Trips To Milan And Paris Up For Grabs At Killarney Races Ladies Day Next Week

Trips To Milan And Paris Up For Grabs At Killarney Races Ladies Day Next Week

July 7, 2016 at 2:07 pm 0 comments

TV3’s Xposé presenter Lisa Cannon has been announced as the judge of this year’s Dawn Milk Ladies Day at the Killarney Races next week. The Dawn Milk Ladies Day takes place next Thursday, July 14 during Killarney’s four day racing festival with a trips to Paris and Milan up for prizewinners […]

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Want To Return To Education? Visit VTOS Open Morning

Want To Return To Education? Visit VTOS Open Morning

May 21, 2014 at 2:02 pm 0 comments

TRALEE VTOS are hosting an open morning this Thursday from 10am to 1pm. All their tutors will be there to answer any questions people may have on the the courses for the 2014/2015 school year. It is a great opportunity to meet and discuss different options open to anyone who may be […]

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At the Tralee International Resource Centre National Volunteer week special event were from left: Mike Scannell, Teresa Elumelu, Geb Okeorfor, Andy Smith, Tim McSwiney. Photo by Gavin O'Connor.

Centre Honours Garda’s Work With Community

May 15, 2014 at 2:58 pm 0 comments

SGT JIM FOLEY was honoured for his work with the Tralee International Resource Centre (TIRC) at a special celebration on Wednesday. The Town Council, volunteer Ann McKenzie and the late Gerry Moran were also honoured at the centre. The Sergeant has been involved with TIRC since its inception in 2008. […]

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Profile: The Life Of O’Brien

Profile: The Life Of O’Brien

May 15, 2014 at 7:27 am 1 comment

“Look, I don’t know if I’m ‘a politician’. I class myself as someone who’s there for people, to attend the meetings, to do the best I can and to take the tough decisions when needed for the good of my county.” IT’S been quite a journey for self-described ‘thoroughbred narie’ Terry O’Brien. The […]

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Tralee School Wins National Award

Tralee School Wins National Award

May 14, 2014 at 10:53 am 0 comments

GAELSCOIL Mhic Easmainn up picked up a national award at the All-Ireland Drama Festival for primary schools last month. The 5/6th class won the 1st prize in their category and pupil Jimí Ó Súilleabháin scooped the best actor gong. The road to victory began in Tralee, then moved to Ennis […]

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The National Learning Network Sporting Chance class plus course coordinator Kevin Smith who won a Cara National Inclusion award front from left: Jason Carroll, Martin Courtney, Rachel Durham, Abini McSweeney, David Coffey, Luke Donnelly, Marian Lake, Samuel Etches, Ann O'Reilly, Fintan Moore, Alan O'Dwyer, Martin Flavin, Kevin Smith,

Students’ Joy At National Award

May 14, 2014 at 9:34 am 0 comments

THE National Learning Network’s ‘Sporting Chance’ course based in Clash picked up a Cara National Inclusion Award at University of Limerick on Monday night. “To be recognised nationally is fantastic, the students deserve it they’ve worked very hard,” said course co-ordinator  Kevin Smith. The course aims to enable people with disabilities – and others who are […]

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Ferris: ‘Pensioner Charged Twice For Property Tax’

Ferris: ‘Pensioner Charged Twice For Property Tax’

May 13, 2014 at 1:43 pm 0 comments

SINN Féin Councillor, Toireasa Ferris, has warned people to check their records to ensure they are not being charged twice for the Property Tax. Cllr. Ferris gave the warning after a constituent had found that the Property Tax was being deducted from his pension despite the fact that he had […]

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Profile: Giving Political Views On A Daly Basis

Profile: Giving Political Views On A Daly Basis

May 13, 2014 at 1:34 pm 0 comments

IT’S all go for Pa Daly, the solicitor from Oakpark, who is bidding to win a seat on Kerry County Council at the first time of asking. The Derrylea native is contesting his first election in just over a week’s time and between running a law practice, canvassing the town and […]

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Mounthawk Students Win Top Prizes At Maths Competition

Mounthawk Students Win Top Prizes At Maths Competition

May 13, 2014 at 11:05 am 0 comments

MERCY Mounthawk proved to be the big winners in Kerry Final of the Irish Junior Mathematics Competition following an hour long battle of mathematical knowledge. The Kerry Final for First Years student took place last Friday evening May 9 in the South Campus of IT Tralee. In total, four Kerry schools […]

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Dancing Denis Raises Money For Local Charities

Dancing Denis Raises Money For Local Charities

May 13, 2014 at 10:40 am 0 comments

A TRALEE man has raised a total of €2,000 for three separate charities by hosting a night of dancing in the Meadowlands Hotel. The event called ‘I’m In The Mood For Dancing’  took place at the Medowlands on May 3. The beneficiaries of the funds raised were the Palliative Care Unit at […]

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At the official lauch of Aras An Phobail were from left: Patsy O'Connor, Anne Ryle and Elizabeth Lacey.

Minister Opens New Mitchel’s Centre

May 13, 2014 at 9:58 am 0 comments

THE latest jewel in the Mitchels/Boherbee Regeneration was opened by Minister of State for Housing and Planning Jan O’Sullivan TD on Monday. Minister Jan O’Sullivan praised those whose efforts had seen Aras an Phobail come to fruition. “It will act as a focal point, not only for the Mitchels/Boherbee community, but will […]

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Photos: Spa NS Pupils Communions

Photos: Spa NS Pupils Communions

May 13, 2014 at 9:27 am 0 comments

IT was a miserable day weather-wise, but that didn’t bother Spa National School pupils as they made their First Holy Communion on Saturday. Thirty-four youngsters from Miss O’Donoghue’s class celebrated the special day with their families and while they couldn’t take any photos outside in the wind and rain following […]

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Video: CBS Pupils Get ‘Happy’

Video: CBS Pupils Get ‘Happy’

May 12, 2014 at 5:01 pm 2 comments

SO now the pupils of CBS Primary School are getting in on the ‘Happy’ vibe. With the huge success of the Ballybunion ‘Happy’ video on Youtube, the pupils of Michelle Culloty’s third class decided to make their own version in the school on Friday last. “They had an absolute ball […]

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Picture shows at the launch of Coca Cola Clean Coasts Week 2014 on Portmarnock Strand was from left Erica Roseingrave, Public Affairs & Communications Manager, Coca-Cola Hellenic Ireland;rugby legend Shane Byrne, Managing Director of Waste Company AWD Group; Annabel FitzGerald, Coastal Programmes Manager, An Taisce; and Minister Fergus O’Dowd TD Minister of State at the Department of Environment, Community & Local Government.Pic:Naoise Culhane-no fee
A call for volunteers to join Ireland’s largest coastal clean-up and ensure Ireland’s beaches are in ship shape was made today by An Taisce’s Clean Coasts programme. That call was echoed by rugby legend Shane Byrne, Managing Director of Waste Company AWD Group who lined out at the launch of Coca-Cola Clean Coasts Week. Clean Coasts Week 2014 takes place from May 9th to May 18th and members of the public are invited to jump on board to make it the biggest yet.@CleanCoasts #cleancoastsweek  Pic:Naoise Culhane-no fee

Cleaning Up Our Coasts

May 12, 2014 at 1:17 pm 0 comments

CLEAN Coasts Week is already underway and a number of events are taking place in the county over the next few days. Organised by An Taisce’s the week sees hundreds of clean coasts events being organised around the country but if you want to get involved in Kerry, here’s where to […]

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Kingdom County Fair Gets Lucky With The Weather

Kingdom County Fair Gets Lucky With The Weather

May 12, 2014 at 9:45 am 0 comments

THOUSANDS descended on Ballybeggan Racecourse on Sunday for another great Kingdom County Fair. “We were very lucky with the weather,” said Organising Secretary, Mary Barry. “Saturday was a disaster and we thought we’d be rained out, but Sunday was a great day, thankfully,” said Mary. The venue had something for […]

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Photos: Battling The Elements For Fenit Lifeboat

Photos: Battling The Elements For Fenit Lifeboat

May 11, 2014 at 10:35 am 0 comments

OVER 30 brave souls went out in the driving wind and rain to raise funds for Fenit Lifeboat on Saturday morning from O’Donnell’s Mounthawk. Unfortunately, the elements were very much against the participants, but it’s vital that these events are held. “The cycle is very important for us,” said Tom […]

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Profile: The Days Of Grace

Profile: The Days Of Grace

May 10, 2014 at 7:55 am 1 comment

“We’re a great, generous community-orientated town – that’s what makes us a little bit different.” By Dermot Crean GRACE O’Donnell is no longer the new kid on the block. Having been elected for the first time to Tralee Town Council in 2009, the Oakpark woman is now hoping to take the step up County […]

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Minister Reveals ‘Greatest Achievement’ On School Visit

Minister Reveals ‘Greatest Achievement’ On School Visit

May 10, 2014 at 7:54 am 0 comments

MINISTER for Education, Ruairi Quinn, revealed to a pupil that his greatest achievement in politics so far was ‘getting re-elected’. The Minister was speaking during a Q&A session in Listellick NS, one of two Tralee schools he visited when in the county on Friday. He went to Listellick NS on an invitation received from […]

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Telia Lucid, Tralee, Mary Shanahan, Betina Hoare, Kristina Silina, Alex Shanahan of the Tralee International Resource Centre Craft Group taking part in the Craft-Bomb event in the Town Park on Friday morning.

Rose Statues Kitted Out By Craft Group

May 9, 2014 at 3:51 pm 0 comments

THE Rose of Tralee statue was kept warm on Friday morning thanks to volunteers from Tralee International Resource Centre. The Craft Group from the centre took part in CraftBomb, a nationwide secret project as a part of a Voluntary Arts Week. CraftBomb is a project to brighten up your community and help launch Voluntary […]

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Presentation Tralee students Hannah O'Connor and Aoife Sheehan with their project 'The Dangers Of Household Chemicals To Young Children' at the Scifest fair in the ITT on Thursday. Photo by Dermot Crean

Students Reach For The Scifest

May 8, 2014 at 2:54 pm 0 comments

SCIENCE projects ranging from increasing milk yields through cow-love to getting drunk on mouthwash were on show at the SciFest fair at the ITT on Thursday where students from all over Kerry took part. SciFest is a series of one-day science fairs for second-level students hosted locally in schools and […]

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Town Manager: ‘Money Raised In Tralee, Will Be Spent In Tralee’

Town Manager: ‘Money Raised In Tralee, Will Be Spent In Tralee’

May 7, 2014 at 1:12 pm 0 comments

OVER €11m in funds left in the Town Council coffers will stay in the town, Tralee Town Council Management informed councillors at the May meeting on Tuesday evening. Tralee Town Manager, Michael McMahon, said he has received assurances from Kerry County Council management, that these monies will remain for use in the town and were “ring-fenced” for […]

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Pedestrian Danger On Tralee Roads

Pedestrian Danger On Tralee Roads

May 7, 2014 at 10:32 am 0 comments

THE issue of dangers to pedestrians at two busy Tralee roads was raised by two councillors at the May meeting of Tralee Town Council on Tuesday evening. Cllr Johnnie Wall (Ind) put forward a motion that a pedestrian crossing be put in place on the Killerisk Road because of the level […]

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attending the Launch of the Kerry Spina Bifida Hydrocephalus Association Fund raising event with a night at the Dogs due to be held at the Kingdom Greyhound Stadium on Saturday May 31st were, back from left; Alanna Collins, Odhran Buckley, Aileen Buckley, Don O`Donoghue (Vice Chairman), Tadhg Buckley, Frances Henderson, David Collins, Declan Dowling, KGS, Sales & Operations Manager and in front, left, Ciara Buckley with Niamh Buckley and Roy Guerin. © www.deniswalshphotography.com

‘Night At The Dogs’ For Kerry Association

May 7, 2014 at 8:55 am 0 comments

THE KERRY Spina Bifida and Hydrocephalus Association are holding ‘A Night at the Dogs’ in The Kingdom Greyhound Stadium, on Saturday, May 31.  The association is run on a voluntary basis and their main aim is to assist persons who were born with Spina Bifida or Hydrocephalus in Kerry. They provide […]

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‘Boy Racers’ Create Their Own ‘Ring-Roads’

‘Boy Racers’ Create Their Own ‘Ring-Roads’

May 6, 2014 at 2:17 pm 0 comments

YOU COULD be forgiven for thinking aliens had landed on the Tralee to Killarney road at the weekend, but a far more likely explanation is that ‘Boy Racers’ have been making use of the area the way they know best. These pictures were taken on the flyover just before the Currans/Ballyfinnane […]

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Homes Burgled In Ballymacelligott Area

Homes Burgled In Ballymacelligott Area

May 6, 2014 at 11:17 am 0 comments

GARDAI are asking homeowners to be vigilant after three homes were burgled in the Ballymacelligott/Ballyseedy area last week. Money and jewellery were taken when the houses were broken into on Thursday, May 1. The houses were vacant for a short period during daylight hours and Gardai believe the thieves may have been watching […]

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Billy Nolan of Kerry Camino presents certificates to Joan Prendiville of Castleisland and Mary Nagle of Tipperary.

Rain Fails To Dampen Spirits On Kerry Camino

May 6, 2014 at 8:53 am 0 comments

  NEARLY 50 people took part in this year’s Kerry Camino and the organisers deemed it a great success. “Our three day guided walking festival on The Dingle Way was a great success,” said Adrienne McLoughlin, secretary of Kerry Camino. “Between 40 and 50 walkers of varying experience took part each day, some […]

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Elizabeth Hayes, Clodagh Byrne and Alannah McElligott with 'Donal's Mountain' author, Fionnbar Walsh at Eason's on Monday afternoon. Photo by Dermot Crean

Fionnbar Walsh Book Signing At Eason’s

May 5, 2014 at 1:32 pm 0 comments

THERE was a steady stream of customers lining up at Eason’s in town on Monday afternoon for a book signing by Fionnbar Walsh. The author was there to sign copies of ‘Donal’s Mountain’ which tells the story of his son Donal, the inspirational teenager who came to national attention last March with […]

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Profile: The Rise And Rise Of Toireasa

Profile: The Rise And Rise Of Toireasa

May 4, 2014 at 10:22 am 0 comments

By Dermot Crean IT’S hard to imagine being a political veteran at the age of 34, but looking at her record, it’s a description that could be applied to  Toireasa Ferris. A county councillor since 2003, the daughter of the Sinn Fein Deputy, Martin Ferris, has been a mainstay there […]

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Anti-suicide campaigner, Donal Walsh, who died last May.

Huge Drop In South Kerry Suicides Since Donal’s Interview

May 3, 2014 at 10:28 am 0 comments

By Dermot Crean THERE have been four reported suicides in south Kerry since Donal Walsh came to national prominence in March 2013, down from 28 on the previous 12 months. The figures came from South Kerry Coroner, Terence Casey, who told Donal’s father, Fionnbar, when he met him in Killarney on Thursday. […]

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Left to right: Damian Morrisson Jackie Ruttledge Lian McCarthy Lorraine O'Halloran. Photo Gavin O'Connor

Video: Cyclists Celebrate Donal Walsh At CBS

May 3, 2014 at 9:58 am 0 comments

By Dermot Crean OVER 300 cyclists rolled into CBS The Green on Friday afternoon for the Donal Walsh Memorial leg of the nationwide Cycle Against Suicide. The students and staff of CBS were joined by Labour Deputy AJ Spring, local councillors, well-wishers, and students representing other schools from the town, […]

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