Martin Ferris.

Ferris Calls On Minister Griffin To Support Bill For Hospitality Workers’ Legal Right To Tips

June 20, 2019 at 10:42 am 0 comments

KERRY Sinn Féin TD Martin Ferris has hit out at local Fine Gael TD Brendan Griffin who is set to vote against a bill today, which aims to give hospitality workers in Kerry a legal right to the tips they earn. Deputy Ferris said: “This is a simple but important piece […]

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Many Tralee Groups To Benefit From Community Enhancement Programme

Many Tralee Groups To Benefit From Community Enhancement Programme

June 19, 2019 at 5:36 pm Comments are Disabled

TRALEE area groups and organisations are among the 69 projects countywide to benefit from over €142,000 in funding for community projects in Kerry under the Community Enhancement Programme in 2019. Funding under this programme in Kerry was targeted at age-friendly and healthy community initiatives and projects and initiatives in keeping […]

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Four community projects to benefit from Cara Credit Union’s  Lauri Healy Community Sponsorship Awards . Pictured Members of the Baile Mhuire Day Care Centre- which will help to aid in the purchase of a bus and  Cara Credit Union members .

 FRONT L/R :, Caroline Corkery  Baile Mhuire Day Care Centre ,  Mary O’Brien Cara Credit Union member ,  Aidan Kelly  Baile Mhuire Day Care Centre and Marie Healy Cara Credit Union member . 
Back L/R Richard Bono Cara Credit Union membe , Siobhan Donnelly Cara Credit Union member , Paddy Garvey Baile Mhuire Day Care Centre ,  Suzanne Ennis Cara Credit Union  Sean Roche Cara Credit Union , Pa Laide Cara CEO Credit Union , 
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PRESS INFO — Four community projects to benefit from Cara Credit Union’s  Lauri Healy Community Sponsorship Awards
Four community groups receive funds from Cara Credit Union’s Lauri Healy Community Sponsorship Awards. Speaking to Sean Roche, the Chairperson of Cara Credit Union’s Community Sponsorship Committee “Cara Credit Union is very conscious of our ethos. One way of rewarding the trust and loyalty we receive from our members is by supporting projects that can help build better communities, and add value throughout our common bond in Tralee, Castleisland and Killorglin.  Our Lauri Healy Community Sponsorship Awards helps us achieve this objective with the distribution of funds used to encourage and complement the fantastic work that community groups do to make all our lives and communities a better place to live and work. We are delighted to support four community groups during this round of applications. They are very worthy projects. We will welcome the next round of application from 1st of October to 30th of November, so if there are community groups who are undertaking community projects of €10,000 or more please enter. ”
Speaking to Pa Laide CEO of Cara Credit Union “Lauri Healy was one of Tralee Credit Union’s founding directors who dedicated so much time and energy to Tralee Credit Union. Lauri was also active in his support and development of other credit unions in Kerry and further afield. He was a director with Tralee Credit Union for more than 30 years, he served with Chapter 23 for as many years and as a board member of the Irish League of Credit Unions helped shape the movement in its early days. The Lauri Healy Community Sponsorship Awards is a fitting tribute to Lauri how gave so much to his local community.”  The four community projects were presented with their funding by Lauri’s wife Marie and his close friend Mary O’Brien.”
The community projects receiving the funds were:
Baile Mhuire Day Care Centre- to aid in the purchase of a bus
Castleisland AFC – Erection of a spectator barrier at Georgie O’ Callaghan Park
Ballymaceligott Health & Wellness – Development of a walkway
Cromane Community Childcare- Secure play area
The Lauri Healy Community Sponsorship Awards run twice yearly. For further information visit their website

Baile Mhuire Centre And Ballymac Group Benefit From Cara Credit Union Awards

June 19, 2019 at 4:47 pm Comments are Disabled

FOUR community groups have received funds from Cara Credit Union’s Lauri Healy Community Sponsorship Awards. Baile Mhuire Day Care Centre; Ballymaceligott Health and Wellness; Castleisland AFC and  Cromane Community Childcare were the recipients of the Awards scheme which is run twice yearly. Sean Roche, the Chairperson of Cara Credit Union’s Community […]

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A group celebrating Bloomsday outside Maddens on Milk Market Lane on Sunday. Photo: Maddens

Getting Into The Bloomsday Spirit In Tralee

June 19, 2019 at 4:20 pm Comments are Disabled

BLOOMSDAY was celebrated in earnest last Sunday with a special event in town. This is a commemoration and celebration of the life of Irish writer James Joyce, observed primarily in Dublin on June 16, the day his novel Ulysses takes place in 1904, and named after its protagonist Leopold Bloom. It proved a big success […]

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Looking forward to the Play In Pink event in Tralee Golf Club were Manager of Pamela Scott's Tralee, Gillian Riordan, Lady Captain of Tralee Golf Club Fionnuala Mann, Men's Captain John O'Brien and Carole Dooley. Photo by Dermot Crean

Tralee Golf Club’s Ladies To ‘Play In Pink’ For A Great Cause

June 19, 2019 at 2:16 pm Comments are Disabled

LADIES at Tralee Golf Club will ‘Play In Pink’ next month in aid of Breast Cancer Research. For the last two decades, the Irish Ladies Golf Union has supported the National Breast Cancer Research Institute, based in University Hospital Galway, through golf days hosted by Lady Captains at clubs across […]

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Elayne Van Keulen with some of her work at the Cois Lí Camera Club exhibition at Tralee Library on Tuesday evening. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Cois Lí Camera Club’s Exhibition At Tralee Library

June 19, 2019 at 12:40 pm Comments are Disabled

FROM portraits to wildlife, amazing scenery and stunning buildings, there’s a wide variety of work on show in Tralee Library until the end of he month. Cois Lí Camera Club are hosting their annual exhibition there and members were present on Tuesday night for the official opening. There’s some wonderful […]

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Principal of Caherleaheen NS Mary Connolly with Sean Kelly MEP, Sean Ryan of Aspen Grove and pupils at the school on Monday. Photo by Dermot Crean

Caherleaheen NS Hosts Day To Celebrate Achievements

June 18, 2019 at 5:03 pm Comments are Disabled

WITH the holidays closing in, Caherleaheen NS held a special day to celebrate some recent achievements by the pupils and the school. Monday saw Sean Kelly MEP and Sean Ryan of Aspen Grove pay a visit to help raise the three flags — Green Flag, Junior Entrepreneur Programme Flag and […]

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Kerry escorts Ciaran O'Donnell, Chris Kelly and Jamie Flannery.

Three Kerry Men Among the 32 Rose Escorts This Year

June 18, 2019 at 2:59 pm Comments are Disabled

THREE Kerry men have made the final 32 Escorts chosen to attend to the needs of Roses at this year’s Rose of Tralee International Festival from August 23-27. 40 men took park in the popular, yet testing, Boot Camp along the Wild Atlantic Way in Kerry last weekend, after which the […]

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Cllr Toireasa Ferris.

Toireasa Ferris Withdraws From General Election Race

June 18, 2019 at 1:18 pm Comments are Disabled

AT a meeting of Kerry Sinn Féin members at Kerins O’Rahilly’s clubhouse in Tralee on Monday night, Cllr Toireasa Ferris announced that she was regrettably withdrawing her candidature as a general election candidate due to health concerns. In a very emotional speech, Cllr Ferris stated; “This has been a very difficult decision […]

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Johnnie and Tina Wall with children Mary Ruane, Mikey Wall, Kathleen Wall and John Wall at their 50th anniversary celebration at the Brandon Hotel on Saturday night. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Johnnie And Tina’s Golden Anniversary Bash At The Brandon

June 18, 2019 at 10:09 am Comments are Disabled

THE Brandon Hotel played host to a special occasion for Johnnie and Tina Wall on Saturday night…just as it did 50 years ago. The couple from Ballinorig celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary at the hotel which was the venue for their big day on June 17, 1969. “We had the […]

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Last year's winners Daniel Tuohy and Amy Roche with Chairperson of Austin Stacks GAA Mairead Fernane and previous contestants Malachy Nagle and Neil O'Shea, launching this year's Strictly Come Dancing. Photo by Dermot Crean

Stacks Looking For Dancers To Take Part In Their Strictly Event

June 18, 2019 at 10:09 am Comments are Disabled

THE search for Stacks ‘Strictly’ dancers is underway. Yes, it’s back once again for the ninth year running and on Saturday, August 31 couples will  take to the floor of the Festival Dome for Austin Stacks Strictly Come Dancing 2019. “We’re still looking for people to get involved, so if […]

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Legal Briefs: Information For Motorists Using Dashcams

Legal Briefs: Information For Motorists Using Dashcams

June 18, 2019 at 10:08 am Comments are Disabled

With growing numbers of motorists now recording their journeys with dash cams, Alex Hoffman of Pierse McCarthy Lucey Solicitors gives the legal low down on this popular in-car technology… In a study conducted by Aviva in June 2018, it was revealed that close to eleven million or 27% of all […]

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Alex, Evan and Dylan Nealon with their mom Laura Jane Nealon, staff from Sigmar Recruitment and other volunteers taking part in the clean-up on Friday. Photo by Dermot Crean

Staff From Local Company Join Nealon Brothers For Tralee Bay/Canal Clean-Up

June 18, 2019 at 10:07 am Comments are Disabled

A LOCAL company showed the way for other businesses on Friday, by taking part in a clean-up organised by three young brothers. Nine year old twins Evan and Alex and their 12 year-old brother Dylan Nealon from Lixnaw have been spearheading a campaign for the past number of months now […]

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Gardaí Appeal For Information On Bicycle Taken From The Mall

Gardaí Appeal For Information On Bicycle Taken From The Mall

June 17, 2019 at 5:31 pm Comments are Disabled

GARDAI are appealing for information in relation to a stolen bicycle from the town centre. Between 4pm on Saturday, May 25 and 2pm on Tuesday, May 28, the Carrera Hybrid bicycle was taken from one of the bike racks on The Mall. Any information to Tralee Garda Station on 066-7102300. Also, […]

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Children at the Me And The Moon workshop during Cruinniú na nÓg.

Children Around The County Take Part In Cruinniú na nÓg Events

June 17, 2019 at 3:42 pm Comments are Disabled

CREATIVITY was to the fore at Cruinniú na nÓg last Saturday where children and teenagers enjoyed free cultural and creative events across the county. Events and workshops were all well subscribed and feedback from participants has highlighted the demand for more creative activity choices for our young people in Kerry […]

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Thieves Knock Through Wall To Steal Safe At Tralee Business

Thieves Knock Through Wall To Steal Safe At Tralee Business

June 17, 2019 at 3:20 pm Comments are Disabled

A SAFE with a sum of cash was stolen from a business in Monavalley Industrial Estate after thieves knocked through a wall to gain entry. The incident took place between 7pm on Saturday, June 15 and 10am on Sunday, June 16. Gardai believe heavy equipment, possibly a kango hammer, must […]

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Leon O'Connor (seated) with his award surround by Student Council members and teacher Carol Anne O'Donoghue.

Leon’s Surprise As He Wins Scoil Eoin’s School Spirit Award

June 17, 2019 at 12:45 pm Comments are Disabled

ONE pupil in Scoil Eoin Balloonagh received a pleasant surprise on Monday morning when he was announced as the 2019 School Spirit Award winner. All fifth and sixth class pupils were asked to congregate in the halla for the announcement of Leon O’Connor as the recipient. The School Spirit Award […]

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IT Tralee Secures €1.16m In Funding For Springboard+ Initiative

IT Tralee Secures €1.16m In Funding For Springboard+ Initiative

June 17, 2019 at 11:21 am Comments are Disabled

THE Institute of Technology Tralee has secured over €1.16 million in funding and 472 places under the Government’s Springboard+ initiative for the academic year 2019/2020. In total, IT Tralee offers 16 programmes through its Life Long Learning Department, as part of its Springboard+ offering. Courses offered at IT Tralee under […]

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Little Alayia O'Mahony at the Tralee Nun Challenge in the Town Park on Saturday evening. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Hundreds Show Up But It’s Not Enough For Nun Record

June 16, 2019 at 11:45 am 1 comment

A VALIANT effort! The weather played ball, but it just wasn’t enough to attract the masses to the Town Park on Saturday for the Tralee Nun Challenge. Organised by Tralee Rowing Club — with part of the proceeds going to Pieta House — the aim was to beat the Guinness […]

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PHOTOS: #Tralee On Social Media This Week

PHOTOS: #Tralee On Social Media This Week

June 16, 2019 at 11:41 am Comments are Disabled

Every week we compile photos posted on Twitter and Instagram of Tralee and beyond. If you’d like a photo to feature, just tag #Tralee and we’ll see it… It was that kind of day yesterday… This Sister will pray for you, pick you up and drop you home; all at […]

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Members of Tralee Lions Club with the representatives of the charities which benefitted from the recent Golf Classic. Photo by Dermot Crean

Tralee Lions Club Distributes €52k After Its 45th Annual Golf Classic

June 16, 2019 at 11:40 am Comments are Disabled

TRALEE Lions Club President Sean Cooke extended his gratitude to all who contributed to the club’s extremely successful golf classic which raised a record breaking €52k. All the funds were distributed to representatives of 15 local charities at the Meadowlands Hotel on Friday evening. The beneficiaries included, Eagle Lodge, Fenit […]

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Aaron McLarnon (Toymaker), Mike Lynch (Caractacus Potts) David Lynch (Jeremy Potts), Janna Foley (Truly Scrumptious), Fiona O'Connor (Jemima Potts) and Padraig Harrington (The Childcatcher) at rehearsals for Chitty Chitty Bang Bang at Siamsa Tíre on Monday night. Photo by Dermot Crean

Tralee Musical Society Picked Up An Award Last Night

June 16, 2019 at 11:20 am Comments are Disabled

THE Association of Irish Musical Societies (AIMS) awards took place last night at the INEC in Killarney and Tralee Musical Society picked up an award. Tralee MS was being nominated in four categories — Best Programme for “The Wiz”, Best Technical “Chitty Chitty Bang Bang”, Best Stage Management – Des Hurley “Chitty Chitty […]

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Niall Myers with Cody at Féile na mBláth on Saturday afternoon. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Huge Crowds For Féile Na mBláth…And It Continues Today

June 16, 2019 at 11:05 am Comments are Disabled

IT was fantastic to see the huge crowds in the Town Park on Saturday for the Féile na mBláth. The forecast was for occasional showers, but it stayed dry all day and the sun even made an appearance the odd time which made for a lovely atmosphere all day. The […]

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Get Set For An 80s Night To Remember At The Dome

June 15, 2019 at 11:05 am Comments are Disabled

LAST year, hundreds of party people converged on The Dome on the Saturday night of the Festival for the sold out Oktoberfest night. While some were dressed in lederhosen and traditional German garb, they were veritable hipsters compared to what you can expect this year in the Dome on the […]

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Kerry Rose Sally Ann Leahy and David Clifford at the Kerry GAA Night of Champions on Friday at Kingdom Greyhound Stadium. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Fans Meet Kerry GAA Heroes At Night Of Champions

June 15, 2019 at 11:01 am Comments are Disabled

THE sun shone down on Kingdom Greyhound Stadium on Friday night as hundreds enjoyed the Kerry GAA Night of Champions  on Friday. The Kerry football stars were out in force and happily posed with fans for photos and signed autographs while the young ones also enjoyed a bouncy castle and […]

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Ultan Dillane showing his support for the challenge.

The Day Has Arrived For The Tralee Nun Challenge

June 15, 2019 at 10:59 am Comments are Disabled

THE day has arrived and everyone is encouraged to get down to the Town Park this evening for the Tralee Nun Challenge in the Town Park. The event, organised by the Tralee Rowing Club in conjunction with Pieta House, is looking for at least 1,500 nuns to turn up at […]

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Bring The Family Down To Féile Na mBláth This Weekend

Bring The Family Down To Féile Na mBláth This Weekend

June 15, 2019 at 10:55 am Comments are Disabled

IT’S the weekend and Féile na mBláth is here once again. With flower displays, dog shows, street theatre, family entertainment and much more, the organisers of the festival in Tralee Town Park are all set for two days of fun. The forecast is for showers, but not sustained periods of rain, […]

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Know Your Rights: Bringing A Dog Or Cat Into Ireland

June 15, 2019 at 10:54 am Comments are Disabled

Know Your Rights has been compiled by Kerry Citizens Information Service which provides a free and confidential service to the public…  Question: I am moving back to Ireland after several years in Germany. Am I allowed to bring my dog and cat home with me? Answer: Strict controls are in place for […]

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Cllrs Pa Daly and Toireasa Ferris.

Sinn Féin Councillors Call For More Frequent Tralee Municipal District Meetings

June 14, 2019 at 4:05 pm Comments are Disabled

THE two Sinn Féin councillors in the Tralee Municipal District have called for monthly, rather than bimonthly, meetings of the Tralee MD. Cllr Pa Daly made the request at the first meeting of the newly elected Tralee Municipal District councillors on Friday and this was supported by his party colleague, Cllr […]

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Part Of Ring Of Kerry Road To Close Temporarily For Emergency Repairs

Part Of Ring Of Kerry Road To Close Temporarily For Emergency Repairs

June 14, 2019 at 3:31 pm Comments are Disabled

IF you’re thinking go heading off on the Ring of Kerry towards the end of the month, then you better be aware that the N71 road between Torc Waterfall and the carpark for Dinis Cottage, will be closed to all traffic from Monday, June 24 to Friday, July 5. The […]

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