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Experts On Bowel Cancer From UHK To Speak At Event In Rose Hotel

Experts On Bowel Cancer From UHK To Speak At Event In Rose Hotel

April 22, 2017 at 9:55 am 0 comments

A RANGE of speakers in the field of Bowel Cancer will speak at an event in the Rose Hotel next week. Presented by University Hospital Kerry, the Bowel Cancer Prevention and Stoma Care Evening will feature a range of experts from 7pm to 9pm on Thursday, April 27. People attending […]

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Corinne’s Looking For People To Join Her On ‘Lunchtime Mile’

Corinne’s Looking For People To Join Her On ‘Lunchtime Mile’

April 21, 2017 at 2:35 pm Comments are Disabled

A LOCAL physiotherapist is looking for other health professionals to lead by example in taking part in a run/walk next week in the town park. Corinne Evans, based in High Street, is organising a ‘Lunchtime Mile’ run, which is a circuit of the town park on Wednesday, April 26 at […]

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Elaine Kinsella, Maeve McGrath and Ciara Walsh at the Kerry Film Festival Patrons Night screening on Thursday night in The Ashe Hotel. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Screening Of Work Filmed In Dún Chaoin At KFF Patrons Night

April 21, 2017 at 11:11 am Comments are Disabled

A PRIVATE screening of an acclaimed documentary was enjoyed by patrons of the Kerry Film Festival last night. Artistic Director of the Festival, Maeve McGrath, greeted guests at the Ashe Hotel for a screening of ‘The Welfare Of Tomás Ó Hallissey’ by Turner Prize winning artist Duncan Campbell, which was […]

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Tralee Rowing Club members and friends preparing for the Duathlon on Sunday.

Four Things To Do In Tralee This Weekend

April 21, 2017 at 10:06 am Comments are Disabled

It might be sandwiched between two lively, event-packed bank holiday weekends, but the next couple of days throws up a few things to do… Saturday 1. The World Cup visits… TRALEE RFC is hosting the Women’s Rugby World Cup trophy from 10am–1pm and the club is having a fun day to celebrate ladies […]

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Ballymac Man Wins Ford Focus In Credit Union Draw

Ballymac Man Wins Ford Focus In Credit Union Draw

April 20, 2017 at 11:51 am Comments are Disabled

A BALLYMAC man picked up a new Ford Focus thanks to Tralee Credit Union this morning. Ned Barnes and his wife Shelia are the latest winners in Tralee Credit Union’s Members Car Draw, which took place last Thursday in the Tralee Office. Collecting the car today from Stephen Benner of Kerry Motor […]

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Tralee Businesswoman To Tell Her Story Of Success In New Book

Tralee Businesswoman To Tell Her Story Of Success In New Book

April 20, 2017 at 10:32 am Comments are Disabled

A NEW book which explores Tralee businesswoman’s determination to survive and thrive in the face of life’s challenges will be launched next month in The Rose Hotel. ‘Survive and Thrive: The Journey of a Lifetime’ by Breeda Hurley, the owner of ABC Cleaning Services, the successful contract cleaning company, tells how she learned to […]

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Council Management Meets With Minister On Kerry Projects

Council Management Meets With Minister On Kerry Projects

April 20, 2017 at 9:55 am Comments are Disabled

THE Cathaoirleach of Kerry County Council, Cllr Michael O’Shea, Chief Executive, Moira Murrell and Deputy Chief Executive, Charlie O’Sullivan met with the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport, Shane Ross during his visit to Kerry on Wednesday evening. The representatives from Kerry County Council welcomed the meeting with Minister Ross, which […]

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Mike O'Donnell and Ingrid Boyle of Kerry Camino with group at rest bench and stamping station, overlooking Minard.

Kerry Camino A Must For Lovers Of The Great Outdoors

April 19, 2017 at 1:51 pm Comments are Disabled

THE Kerry Camino festival taking place at the end of the month from April 28-30 and is a must for lovers of the great outdoors. The annual festival offers walking enthusiasts three days of stunning trails taking in some of the most beautiful landscapes of the Dingle Peninsula. Over the three days, […]

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Workshops At Tralee Library For Bealtaine Festival

Workshops At Tralee Library For Bealtaine Festival

April 19, 2017 at 11:33 am 1 comment

A SERIES of workshops in creative writing, painting, drawing and fieldwork is coming to libraries around Kerry as part of the Bealtaine Festival. Kerry County Council in association with Kerry Libraries and co-funded by the Arts Council is organising the events. Kate Kennelly, Arts Officer, says; “These workshops are run by […]

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An Garda Síochána

Gardaí Renew Appeal For Information On Fifth Anniversary Of Murder In Beaufort

April 19, 2017 at 10:13 am Comments are Disabled

GARDAI have renewed their appeal for information on the murder of a Beaufort man whose body was discovered at his home five years ago today. On April 19, 2012, James Cahillane was discovered dead at his home at Ardraw, Beaufort, Killarney. On April 18, 2012, James Cahillane spent a number of hours […]

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Borg Warner To Announce New Jobs At Tralee Factory Next Week

Borg Warner To Announce New Jobs At Tralee Factory Next Week

April 19, 2017 at 10:02 am 1 comment

BORG WARNER will launch the new multi-million euro HVH-production line and the creation of a number of jobs at their factory in Monavalley Industrial Estate on Friday, April 28. Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation, Mary Mitchell O’Connor TD, will launch the new line and investment which the company says will pave the way […]

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Cars Damaged In Tralee Over The Weekend

Cars Damaged In Tralee Over The Weekend

April 18, 2017 at 7:37 pm Comments are Disabled

GARDAI are investigating damage to cars in Tralee over the weekend. Four cars were broken into in the carpark next to St John’s Church on Saturday night and another was badly damaged. A car parked outside a house in Oakpark was also damaged over the weekend. Anyone who witnessed the incidents or […]

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Councillors, Kerry County Council staff and representatives of the Ballylongford and Tarbert Heritage Trails with Siobhán King of Fáilte Ireland at the launch of new walking guides for their areas

New Guides For North Kerry Heritage Trails Launched

April 18, 2017 at 3:40 pm Comments are Disabled

  NEW walking guides for the Tarbert and Ballylongford Heritage Trails have been launched with the support of Kerry County Council. The guidebooks were officially launched by Siobhán King of Fáilte Ireland at the Kerry County Council Listowel Municipal District offices in Listowel. Members and staff of Kerry County Council […]

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Tomas Hayes (Kerry Local Enterprise Office) Jerry Moloney (Enterprise Ireland) Anne Looney (Tralee IT) Francis Fitzgibbon (CEO StoryStock) Brid Mc Elligott (Tralee IT) Shane O Connor (StoryStock) Pierre Leveque (StoryStock) Kieran Murphy (StoryStock) Tadhg Flemming (StoryStock).

Tralee Company Receives Funding From Enterprise Ireland’s Competitive Start Programme

April 18, 2017 at 11:21 am Comments are Disabled

StoryStock.com, a media tech company based in the Tom Crean Centre in the Kerry Technology Park, has been selected as one of only 15 companies nationally from 250 for the Competitive Start Funding programme operated by Enterprise Ireland. StoryStock fended off tough competition from around the Island of Ireland to […]

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Edel Fitzgerald, Jean O'Hara, Helen Leahy and Claire Kelliher at the Ardfert NS Strictly Come Dancing in the Ballyroe Heights Hotel on Saturday night. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: More From Ardfert NS ‘Strictly Come Dancing’ Night

April 17, 2017 at 11:53 am Comments are Disabled

YESTERDAY we brought you all the fun from Ardfert NS ‘Strictly Come Dancing in the Ballyroe Heights Hotel on Saturday night (click here for previous story). A sellout success, it saw 500 people pack the venue to see the 12 couples vie for the crown. Catherine Leen and Gavin Lacey […]

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The dancers in action. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Fantastic Night At Ardfert NS ‘Strictly’ In Ballyroe

April 16, 2017 at 11:47 am Comments are Disabled

FOR the second Easter Saturday in a row, the Ballyroe Heights Hotel was packed out for a night of amazing ‘Strictly’ entertainment and it took a dance off to decide the winners. ‘Strictly Come Dancing’ organised by Ardfert National School Parents Association, saw 12 couples dance in front of hundreds of people and […]

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Gardaí Warn Of Phone Scam From 021 Number

Gardaí Warn Of Phone Scam From 021 Number

April 15, 2017 at 10:24 am Comments are Disabled

GARDAI are warning people of a phone scam where a number of people in Kerry have contacted them reporting getting calls from an 021 number over the last week. The person on the phone is claiming to be from the bank and states that there is a problem with their bank cards. The […]

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PHOTOS: Big Crowds Turn Out For The 20th Annual Good Friday Walk In Tralee

PHOTOS: Big Crowds Turn Out For The 20th Annual Good Friday Walk In Tralee

April 15, 2017 at 10:17 am Comments are Disabled

THERE was a great turnout at the annual Kerry Hospice Good Friday Walk which set off from The Grand Hotel yesterday. It was the 20th Good Friday Walk organised by Kerry Hospice which started in 1998 and around 200 set out on the walk with a few runners taking part two. The weather […]

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Out To Lunch: Sunshine Out In Spillane’s Of Maharees

Out To Lunch: Sunshine Out In Spillane’s Of Maharees

April 15, 2017 at 10:17 am Comments are Disabled

Spillane’s Bar Maharees SOMETIMES we forget how lucky we are here in Kerry. But a timely reminder comes every time the sun comes out. We don’t have to go far in Tralee with the gorgeous skyline by the canal or the beautiful town park. But recently on a stunning Saturday, […]

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Joan Dillon, Marie Rolls, Rosalind Moore, and Anne Tarint at the Spa/Fenit Good Friday Walk. Photo by Lisa O'Mahony.

PHOTOS: Braving The Rain For The Spa/Fenit Hospice Walk

April 15, 2017 at 10:16 am Comments are Disabled

THE bad weather didn’t deter locals from taking part in the Spa/Fenit Good Friday Walk yesterday. The Spa/Fenit branch of Kerry Hospice held the 10k scenic route walk in memory of the late Jerry O’Sullivan, whose brother took part in the walk on the day. Participants took off from The Tankard, […]

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Andrew Morrissey, Liam Quinlan, Paula Moloney, Paul Stack, Sinead McMenamin, Kate O'Mara, Cathleen Griffin at the Kerry Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service in Tralee on Friday. Photo by Lisa O'Mahony.

Well-Deserved Free Lunch For Mental Health Services Staff

April 14, 2017 at 3:22 pm Comments are Disabled

THE staff at Kerry Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services had a treat on Friday when they received a free fish and chips lunch. Every Good Friday, Quinlan’s Fish runs a competition in association with Radio Kerry to give a fish and chips lunch to a workplace. They receive a number of […]

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New Coach Education Programme comes to Tralee run by Kerry U21manager Jack O'Connor . Jack is pictured with Principal Carmel Kelly of the  Kerry College of Further Education based at Clash Tralee . Kerry College of Further Education (KCFE) Tralee is delighted to announce the introduction of a new Post Leaving Certificate Coaching and Sports Development Course at QQI Level 5 commencing September 2017. Supported by the Kerry County GAA Board, this course will be coordinated and delivered by All Ireland Senior Winning Football Team Manager and current Kerry Under 21 Football Manager Jack O’Connor. The course is starting in September 2017 and is the only full-time Coaching and Sports Development course in Kerry.  A unique aspect of the course is the wealth of knowledge and practical experience Jack O’Connor will bring to it.“This is a really exciting development for the College. The course is aimed at students and adults who wish to gain formal coaching qualifications and become master GAA coaches.  Students will spend much of their time on the training pitch and in the gym addressing the practical skills of coaching as well as gaining invaluable insights and knowledge of game video analysis, player performance analysis, player nutrition etc. “We are delighted to have developed this course in conjunction with Kerry GAA Board and we look forward to its roll-out in September” stated Carmel Kelly, Acting Principal of KCFE.Participants can expect a very active course with the emphasis on the practical skills of coaching in a GAA environment. The course content addresses GAA coaching to Level 2 (which is the advanced GAA coaching level), player development, game video analysis, endurance training, strength/conditioning, core GAA skill coaching in hurling and football, injury prevention, sports nutrition and sports anatomy and physiology. In addition students will have the opportunity to study the  theoretical components of coaching and to apply their practical skills and knowledge on the playing  fields.  On successful completion of the course the participants will achieve GAA Foundation and GAA Levels 1 and 2 Coaching Awards. In addition, students will also complete the Associate Refereeing Course. These nationally recognised qualifications will ensure students are gainfully employed in their chosen career paths. A key component of the course is work experience in a GAA setting. Working with Kerry GAA Board it is planned to place many of the coaches in local National and Post Primary Schools for their work placements. Graduates will receive a full major Level 5 Award in Sport, Recreation and Exercise with career opportunities which include GAA coaching, strength and conditioning, personal training, fitness instructing, in the health and leisure industry and community organisations etc. Alternatively Graduates may choose to continue to Higher Education with progression to Universities and Institutes of Technologies nationwide.  “The course supports the wider development of GAA games in the College. With access to the newly refurbished playing pitch adjacent to the college and Tralee Regional Sports and Leisure centre facilities, students can look forward to developing their coaching skills as well as participating in the Colleges Men’s and Ladies GAA teams” according to Carmel Kelly, Acting Principal of KCFE.Students will have the benefit of learning from a GAA master coach in Jack O’Connor. Jack’s many accomplishments include: Inter-county•	All-Ireland Senior Football Championship:•	Winner (3): 2004, 2006, 2009•	Runner-up (2): 2005, 2011•	All-Ireland Under 21 Football Championship:•	Winner (2):  1996 and 1998.•	Runner-up (1): 1999•	All-Ireland Minor Football Championship:•	Winner (2): 2014, 2015•	Munster Senior Football Championship:•	Winner (4): 2004, 2005, 2010, 2011•	Munster Under-21 Football Championship:•	Winner (5):  1996 1997 1998, 1999 2002.•	Munster Minor Football Championship:•	Winner (2): 2014, 2015•	National Football League:•	Winner (3): 2004, 2006, 2009•	Schools•	All Ireland Vocational Schools Championships 3: 1997, 1999, 2000•	All Ireland Colleges Hogan Cup 1: 2009•	Munster Vocational Schools Championship 3: 1997, 1999, 2000•	Kerry Vocational Schools Championship 3: 1997, 1999, 2000•	Munster Colleges A Championship 4: 2001, 2002, 2003, 2009“I am very much looking forward to running this course in the KCFE from September 2017.Gaelic football coaching is my passion and I think it will be a great course for people with an interest in this area. It will give the participants the qualifications and most importantly the confidence needed to embark on a coaching career themselves’’ said Jack O’Connor “Kerry County GAA Board  is delighted to be associated with this new and exciting initiative in KCFE. This course will further enhance GAA coaching in the county and offers the opportunity for young people to gain a professional coaching qualification that will be hugely welcomed at club and county level’’ stated  Tim Murphy, Chairperson Kerry County Board.Photograph including Carmel, Jack etc.….
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PRESS info -- New Coach Education Programme in TraleeKerry College of Further Education (KCFE) Tralee is delighted to announce the introduction of a new Post Leaving Certificate Coaching and Sports Development Course at QQI Level 5 commencing September 2017. Supported by the Kerry County GAA Board, this course will be coordinated and delivered by All Ireland Senior Winning Football Team Manager and current Kerry Under 21 Football Manager Jack O’Connor. The course is starting in September 2017 and is the only full-time Coaching and Sports Development course in Kerry.  A unique aspect of the course is the wealth of knowledge and practical experience Jack O’Connor will bring to it.“This is a really exciting development for the College. The course is aimed at students and adults who wish to gain formal coaching qualifications and become master GAA coaches.  Students will spend much of their time on the training pitch and in the gym addressing the practical skills of coaching as well as gaining invaluable insights and knowledge of game video analysis, player performance analysis, player nutrition etc. “We are delighted to have developed this course in conjunction with Kerry GAA Board and we look forward to its roll-out in September” stated Carmel Kelly, Acting Principal of KCFE.Participants can expect a very active course with the emphasis on the practical skills of coaching in a GAA environment. The course content addresses GAA coaching to Level 2 (which is the advanced GAA coaching level), player development, game video analysis, endurance training, strength/conditioning, core GAA skill coaching in hurling and football, injury prevention, sports nutrition and sports anatomy and physiology. In addition students will have the opportunity to study the  theoretical components of coaching and to apply their practical skills and knowledge on the playing  fields.  On successful completion of the course the participants will achieve GAA Foundation and GAA Levels 1 and 2 Coaching Awards. In addition, students will also complete the Associate Refereeing Course. These nationally recognised qualifications will ensure students are gainfully employed in their chosen career paths. A key component of the course is work experience in a GAA setting. Working with Kerry GAA Board it is planned to place many of the coaches in local National and Post Primary Schools for their work placements. Graduates will receive a full major Level 5 Award in Sport, Recreation and Exercise with career opportunities which include GAA coaching, strength and conditioning, personal training, fitness instructing, in the health and leisure industry and community organisations etc. Alternatively Graduates may choose to continue to Higher Education with progression to Universities and Institutes of Technologies nationwide.  “The course supports the wider development of GAA games in the College. With access to the newly refurbished playing pitch adjacent to the college and Tralee Regional Sports and Leisure centre facilities, students can look forward to developing their coaching skills as well as participating in the Colleges Men’s and Ladies GAA teams” according to Carmel Kelly, Acting Principal of KCFE.Students will have the benefit of learning from a GAA master coach in Jack O’Connor. Jack’s many accomplishments include: Inter-county•	All-Ireland Senior Football Championship:•	Winner (3): 2004, 2006, 2009•	Runner-up (2): 2005, 2011•	All-Ireland Under 21 Football Championship:•	Winner (2):  1996 and 1998.•	Runner-up (1): 1999•	All-Ireland Minor Football Championship:•	Winner (2): 2014, 2015•	Munster Senior Football Championship:•	Winner (4): 2004, 2005, 2010, 2011•	Munster Under-21 Football Championship:•	Winner (5):  1996 1997 1998, 1999 2002.•	Munster Minor Football Championship:•	Winner (2): 2014, 2015•	National Football League:•	Winner (3): 2004, 2006, 2009•	Schools•	All Ireland Vocational Schools Championships 3: 1997, 1999, 2000•	All Ireland Colleges Hogan Cup 1: 2009•	Munster Vocational Schools Championship 3: 1997, 1999, 2000•	Kerry Vocational Schools Championship 3: 1997, 1999, 2000•	Munster Colleges A Championship 4: 2001, 2002, 2003, 2009“I am very much looking forward to running this course in the KCFE from September 2017.Gaelic football coaching is my passion and I think it will be a great course for people with an interest in this area. It will give the participants the qualifications and most importantly the confidence needed to embark on a coaching career themselves’’ said Jack O’Connor “Kerry County GAA Board  is delighted to be associated with this new and exciting initiative in KCFE. This course will further enhance GAA coaching in the county and offers the opportunity for young people to gain a professional coaching qualification that will be hugely welcomed at club and county level’’ stated  Tim Murphy, Chairperson Kerry County Board.

Jack O’Connor To Deliver Coaching And Sports Development Course At KCFE

April 14, 2017 at 11:41 am Comments are Disabled

KERRY College of Further Education (KCFE) at Clash, Tralee, is delighted to announce the introduction of a new course delivered by a renowned Kerry GAA coach. Supported by the Kerry County GAA Board, this Post Leaving Certificate Coaching and Sports Development Course at QQI Level 5 course will be coordinated and delivered by […]

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Participants take off at the Park Run in conjunction with Operation Transformation on Saturday morning. Photo by Dermot Crean

Prepare For VHI Women’s Mini Marathon With The Parkrun

April 14, 2017 at 11:13 am Comments are Disabled

TRALEE women are encouraged to prepare for the VHI Women’s Mini Marathon by getting down to their local parkrun and kick start their training on April 22. Parkrun, in partnership with VHI, are extending a warm welcome to women training for the Vhi Women’s Mini Marathon with just over six weeks to go […]

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Company Set To Drill For Oil Off Kerry Coast In June

Company Set To Drill For Oil Off Kerry Coast In June

April 14, 2017 at 10:42 am 2 comments

A DUBLIN company is to start drilling for oil off the coast of Kerry in June. Providence Resources is on course to drill in the southern Porcupine Basin, about 220km off the south-west coast of Ireland. They have two projects, ‘Druid’ and ‘Drombeg’ and say there could be billions of barrels of oil at […]

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Participants at the Tir Na nOg Fun Run in the Town Park on Saturday afternoon. Photo by Dermot Crean

Six Things To Do This Weekend

April 14, 2017 at 10:29 am Comments are Disabled

It’s the Easter weekend and there’s shedloads to do over the next couple of days. Here’s just a few suggestions… Saturday 1. Tír na nÓg fun… The Tír na nÓg children’s Easter festival is on this weekend and there’s some great events for the kids. From 1pm to 3pm there’s […]

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Mairead Fernane, Kerry Hospice Foundation, Kieran Donaghy, Ted Moynihan, Chairman of Kerry Hospice Foundation and Kerry Person of the Year, Mary Shanahan, Kerry Hospice Foundation, Michael Ó'Súilleabháin, Andrea O'Donoghue, PRO of the Kerry Hospice Foundation at the Launch of the Good Friday Walk. Photo by Lisa O'Mahony.

The Good Friday Walk For Kerry Hospice Is Almost Here

April 13, 2017 at 5:54 pm Comments are Disabled

DON’T forget the Kerry Hospice Good Friday Walk will set off from The Grand Hotel tomorrow morning at 10am. It is the 20th Good Friday Walk organised by Kerry Hospice which started in 1998 and was the brainchild of Chairman of the Kerry Hospice, Ted Moynihan. The route will take participants out by Lohercannon to Blennerville, across by […]

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IT Tralee To Host Major ‘Food For Thought’ Event

IT Tralee To Host Major ‘Food For Thought’ Event

April 13, 2017 at 1:29 pm Comments are Disabled

A FARMERS market, cooking demonstrations, workshops, panel discussions and much more will take place at the IT Tralee later this month at a special culinary event. The ‘Food For Thought’ showcase is a must for anyone interested in food and the culinary arts and takes place on Wednesday, April 26. […]

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Two Easter Rising Commemorations In Tralee This Sunday

Two Easter Rising Commemorations In Tralee This Sunday

April 13, 2017 at 11:31 am 1 comment

THE Council and Sinn Féin will, as always, hold separate Easter Rising Commemoration events in Tralee on Easter Sunday. The Kerry County Council event will begin at 11am with the  formal raising of the National Flag at Páirc An Phiarsaigh, Denny Street, by Mayor Terry O’Brien and a reading of the […]

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WATCH: Tralee Down Syndrome Kerry Shop Features On RTE News

WATCH: Tralee Down Syndrome Kerry Shop Features On RTE News

April 13, 2017 at 10:53 am 2 comments

THE Down Syndrome Kerry (DSK) organisation received some great publicity last night when a report was aired on the RTE News. The 3-2-1 shop on High Street received a visit recently from Sean Mac an tSíthigh and crew and he discovered what goes on there. Continued below… Adults with Down […]

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Tralee Man Part Of Team Awarded Pulitzer Prize

Tralee Man Part Of Team Awarded Pulitzer Prize

April 13, 2017 at 10:31 am Comments are Disabled

THE TRALEE man who was instrumental in breaking the international ‘Panama Papers’ story, of how the world’s rich and powerful allegedly were involved in complex financial arrangements to hide their assets from taxes, was part of a group awarded the Pulitzer Prize this week. Gerard Ryle is at the helm of the International Consortium of […]

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