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Students from the Institute of Technology Tralee travelled to Dublin to represent the Institute’s Hotel, Culinary Arts and Tourism Department at the Chef Ireland Culinary Competitions. The national competition, organised by the Panel of Chefs of Ireland and endorsed by the World Association of Chefs Societies, Students Pictured back in Tralee at the HCT North Campus were Castleisland man James O Sullivan Duck Dish – Bronze Medal winner , Dingle lady Nita Comerford Moul - Duck Dish – Bronze Medal winner and  Tralee lady Victoria Rinsma - Beef Fillet Dish – Bronze Medal winner . Also in picture is student memtor Dan Browne of the IT Tralee . 
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IT Tralee Culinary Students prove their skills and knowledge at Chef Ireland CompetitionsStudents from the Institute of Technology Tralee travelled to Dublin to represent the Institute’s Hotel, Culinary Arts and Tourism Department at the Chef Ireland Culinary Competitions. The national competition, organised by the Panel of Chefs of Ireland and endorsed by the World Association of Chefs Societies, is held as part of one of Ireland`s largest hospitality and culinary events, Food and Bev Live 2018.Food and Bev live provides an opportunity for Ireland’s most talented student chefs and hospitality students from colleges all across the country to go head-to-head in tightly fought contest across a broad variety of competitions.  The team of four students from the IT Tralee, who are currently studying a 3-year BA in Culinary Arts, competed across three categories and they were not left lacking when it came to prizes.  Shaun O Connor from Valentia Island achieved a bronze medal in the Irish Lamb competition where he showcased the very best of Kerry produce in using a lamb rump from Ring of Kerry Lamb. In the Silver Hill Duck senior competition, Nita Comerford Moul from Dingle and James O Sullivan from Castleisland were both awarded a bronze medal. Victoria Rinsma from Canada, who joined the programme at IT Tralee this year, took part in the Irish Beef Fillet competition open class and was awarded a bronze medal. The college mentor for all competitors was Chef Lecturer Dan Browne (Listowel). With the exception of the Lamb competition the students were competing in Open and Senior Class competitions against all levels of qualified chefs. Commending the students on their achievements, Head of Departments of Business & Hotel, Culinary Arts and Tourism Ray O’Connor-Desmond said: “We would like to congratulate and acknowledge how proud we are of our students and their great achievement on a national stage. There is no doubt that such achievements will greatly enhance their future career prospects. We would also like to make special mention of Chef Dan Browne, for his dedication and commitment in preparing the students for the competition and all those who helped make this a reality for the students.”Two students from the National Learning Network in Tralee, who are currently undertaking the Minor Award in Culinary Skills Springboard Programme at the Institute of Technology Tralee, Imelda O Reilly and Craig Coady, were also awarded bronze medals in the Irish Pork Junior Class & Hot Dessert Open Class. Imelda was announced as the overall class winner in the Hot Dessert Open Class competition. ##END##--------------------------------------------Shaun O Connor - Lamb Dish – Bronze Medal Victoria Rinsma - Beef Fillet Dish – Bronze MedalNita Comerford Moul - Duck Dish – Bronze MedalJames O Sullivan Duck Dish – Bronze Medal For additional information please contact Sarah.flaherty@staff.ittralee.ie

IT Tralee Students Bring Home Medals From Chef Ireland Competition

February 14, 2018 at 9:15 am 0 comments

STUDENTS from the Institute of Technology Tralee travelled to Dublin to represent the Institute’s Hotel, Culinary Arts and Tourism Department at the Chef Ireland Culinary Competitions and brought home four bronze medals. The national competition, organised by the Panel of Chefs of Ireland and endorsed by the World Association of Chefs Societies, […]

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At the presentation of the award to Baile Mhuire Day Care Centre on Tuesday were Aidan Kelly, Development Officer with Baile Mhuire; Paddy Garvey, Chairperson of Baile Mhuire; Padraig Mallon of Kerry Group; John Stack, Chairperson of NEWKD and Eamon O'Reilly, NEWKD. Photo by Dermot Crean

Baile Mhuire’s Contribution To Tralee Area Recognised With Award

February 14, 2018 at 9:14 am 0 comments

KERRY Group in partnership with NEWKD presented a Community Vibrancy Recognition Programme Award to the Baile Mhuire Day Care Centre in Balloonagh on Tuesday. The award recognises their valuable contribution to the community vibrancy of the Tralee area, the social supports in the provision of day care services for older people and Community, […]

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A United Front Against Court Sittings Moving Out Of Town Centre

A United Front Against Court Sittings Moving Out Of Town Centre

February 14, 2018 at 9:14 am 1 comment

AN Alliance of Tralee businesses, town centre traders , legal practitioners and public representatives will be writing to Minister for Justice and the Courts Service outlining a joint position that court hearings should remain in the Courthouse on Ashe Street . Members of the various interests met on Tuesday afternoon […]

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Na Gaeil  Léiriú team and mentors, in their new gear, ready for the All Ireland in Sligo this weekend.

Na Gaeil Group All Set To Compete In All-Ireland Scór Na nÓg Final

February 14, 2018 at 9:12 am 0 comments

AFTER months of rehearsals, success at county and provincial level, a group of youngsters from the Na Gaeil club will bid for All-Ireland glory this weekend. On this Friday evening, a coach full of young people, their mentors, families and friends will set off for Knockarea, Sligo for the All-Ireland […]

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At the Tralee Credit Union AGM last night in The Rose Hotel were; Front Row from left;
Sean Roche, John O’Connor, Tom Lawlor, Aoife Lynch, John Welch. Back Row: Michael O’Sullivan, Eddie Enright, Richard Bono, Caroline Sugrue, Pa Laide, Una Glazier-Farmer, Danny Kerins. Photo by Dermot Crean

Help Celebrate Tralee Credit Union’s 50th Anniversary This Sunday

February 13, 2018 at 3:03 pm Comments are Disabled

THIS Sunday is exactly 50 years to the date Tralee Credit Union first opened its doors to members an the Union is marking it that day with a celebration at St John’s Church. On Sunday, February 18, 1968 at the T.C.L.S. Building in Day Place, Tralee, beside the Dominican Church, […]

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Stobart Air To Deploy Bigger Aircraft To Fly Kerry-Dublin Route

Stobart Air To Deploy Bigger Aircraft To Fly Kerry-Dublin Route

February 13, 2018 at 1:58 pm Comments are Disabled

STOBART Air will aim to increase passengers on its Kerry-Dublin route by up to 50 percent as it signed a new PSO contract for the flights to and from the capital, which will see the company use a bigger aircraft. The airline, which has operated the route since 2015, will […]

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The new steering group to promote the film industry in Kerry. front left to right:  Paul O’Connor – Film Gaffer, Brigid Crowley – Head of Media Development at ITT, Chief Executive of Kerry County Council – Moira Murrell, Kate Kennelly – Arts Officer & Creative Ireland Co-Ordinator, Mary Nash – Department of Culture, Heritage & the Gaeltacht, Mieke Vanmechelen – Kerry County Council’s Film-Maker in Residence. Back left to right:  Maeve McGrath – Artistic Director of the Kerry Film Festival, Áine Moriarty – Chief Executive of Irish Film & Television Academy Awards, Bridget Fitzgerald – Kerry County Council Economic Development Officer, Mike Buckley – Kerry Convention Bureau, Daragh O’Malley – Kerry Film Studios, Grace O’Donnell – Kerry Film Festival, Pat Dawson – Manager of Killarney House & NPWS, Conor O’Carroll – OCS Productions, Sharon O’Keeffe – Arts Office & Creative Ireland Office.

New Group Set Up To Promote Film Industry In Kerry

February 13, 2018 at 11:44 am 1 comment

A NEW steering group has been established by Kerry County Council to help to foster and promote film and the film industry in the county. Led by Kerry County Council and chaired by council chief executive, Moira Murrell, the group brings together many agencies as well as experts from across […]

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Oakpark Man To Appear On Winning Streak This Saturday

February 13, 2018 at 9:42 am Comments are Disabled

A TRALEE man will have a chance to win thousands of euro next week on a television show. As usual, there were five people drawn out of the drum on the National Lottery’s Winning Streak on RTE1 on Saturday night to appear on next week’s show and one of them […]

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In front; Niamh Rahilly, Natasha Tobin and Ruth O'Connell. At back; Doireann Thomas, Mary O'Connell, Laura Scanlon and Aisling O'Connell who are taking part in a project on Lyme Disease awareness. Photo by Dermot Crean

Pres Girls To Raise Awareness Of Lyme Disease With Project

February 13, 2018 at 9:38 am Comments are Disabled

IT’S a disease which has been in the news quite a bit over the past few years and now girls from Presentation Tralee have decided to do a project on it. A group of Transition Years at the school are currently working on a project to create more awareness around […]

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Cllr Jim Finucane helps unveil the new monument outside Austin Stacks GAA club grounds at Connolly Park on Monday evening. Photo by Dermot Crean

Photos From Austin Stacks Centenary Celebrations Compiled For Exhibition

February 13, 2018 at 9:37 am Comments are Disabled

IT’S been quite a year of celebrations for Austin Stacks GAA over the past 12 months. The Rock club marked their 100th anniversary in 2017 with a series of events throughout the year, right up to a couple of weeks ago when a sign was unveiled at Urban Terrace welcoming […]

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Decision On New Bar, Restaurant And Guesthouse In Town Centre Due This Month

Decision On New Bar, Restaurant And Guesthouse In Town Centre Due This Month

February 13, 2018 at 9:25 am Comments are Disabled

KERRY County Council is to make a decision on a planning application for the construction of a new bar, restaurant and guesthouse in the town centre later this month. Roscar Properties Ltd want to build the new premises at the site of Sol Travel, the old Bridge Inn) and Minstrels […]

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An Garda Síochána

Gardaí Appeal For Information To Progress Criminal Investigations

February 12, 2018 at 3:46 pm Comments are Disabled

GARDAI are asking the public for information into their investigations into a case of criminal damage to a car on Edward Street and cases of theft of home heating oil. Gardaí say an incident took place around 5pm on Saturday, February 3 or 5pm on Sunday, February 4 on Edward […]

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Gardaí To Hold ‘Day Of Action’ In Tralee Area On Tuesday

Gardaí To Hold ‘Day Of Action’ In Tralee Area On Tuesday

February 12, 2018 at 3:19 pm 1 comment

GARDAI in Tralee are holding a ‘Day Of Action’ in Tralee on Tuesday where there will be more interaction with the public. From 7am they will be focussing on increased garda visibility, to obstruct the movement of criminals, increase the execution of warrants and to increase interaction with the general […]

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Bad Weather On The Way For Tonight As Another Warning Issued

February 12, 2018 at 3:09 pm Comments are Disabled

MET Éireann have issued a Status Yellow weather advisory for all of Ireland from tonight until Tuesday morning as we’re in for more bad weather. A spell of wet and windy weather, with thundery downpours, will sweep eastwards over the country during Monday evening and night. Gusts between 90 and […]

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See All Presentation Primary Has To Offer At Open Morning

February 12, 2018 at 2:15 pm Comments are Disabled

PRESENTATION Primary School, Tralee will hold an Open Morning this Wednesday, February 14, to showcase  all the school has to offer. Located in the heart of Tralee, Presentation Primary School has a long tradition of delivering an outstanding education to pupils in their care. Working in partnership with parents/guardians, they […]

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Tina McElligott

‘A Royal Farewell’ Planned To Say Goodbye To Kilflynn Princess

February 12, 2018 at 1:56 pm Comments are Disabled

BRAVE young teenager, Tina McElligott, from Kilflynn, has passed away after a battle with a rare illness. The 17-year-old suffered life threatening seizures as a result of Alpers syndrome and suffered a serious setback on Friday. She passed away peacefully yesterday at home  in the arms of her mom and […]

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Chairperson of the Parents Council Noel Keenan makes a presentation to Austin Ó Seachnasaigh to mark his retirement from his role as Principal of Gaelcholáiste Chiarraí. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Austin’s Career At Gaelcholáiste Chiarraí Celebrated By Parents Council

February 12, 2018 at 9:48 am Comments are Disabled

AFTER almost 40 years in the teaching profession, Austin Ó Seachnasaigh retired from his post as Principal of Gaelcholáiste Chiarraí last September. The Parents Council at the school decided that this would not go unnoticed so there was a large gathering in the Meadowlands Hotel on Friday night to honour […]

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Report Shows Tourism Worth Over €400m Annually To Killarney

Report Shows Tourism Worth Over €400m Annually To Killarney

February 12, 2018 at 9:41 am Comments are Disabled

TOURISM is worth €410m to Killarney annually according to a report to be launched this morning. Commissioned by Killarney Chamber of Commerce, the report shows the incredible importance of the industry to Ireland’s premier tourist town. It also shows 3,000 people are directly employed in the industry in Killarney and […]

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Launching the Tralee Pastoral Area Lenten Programme were Fr Tadhg Fitzgerald, Fr Francis Nolan, Fr Pat Crean Lynch, Fr Piotr Delimat, Anne O'Shea Daly, Norma Foley, Fr Niall Geaney, Fr Bernard Healy, Fr Seamus Linnane, Dermot Crowley and Denis Kelliher. Photo by Dermot Crean

Tralee Pastoral Area Launches Lenten Programme Of Events

February 11, 2018 at 11:03 am Comments are Disabled

THE Tralee Pastoral Area, consisting of the parishes of St John’s, Our Lady and St Brendan’s and Spa/Churchill announced a series of Lenten events in preparation for the World Meeting of Families in Dublin later this year. These events, times of prayer and reflection with special guest speakers, will be […]

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Laura Ní Eidhin of Gaelcholáiste Chiarraí at the Scifest 2017 event in IT Tralee on Tuesday. Photo by Dermot Crean

Time For Students To Get Entries Ready For SciFest 2018

February 11, 2018 at 11:03 am Comments are Disabled

SCIFEST returns to IT Tralee on Wednesday, May 9 this year and Minister for Education and Skills, Richard Bruton TD has called on second-level students in Kerry to put their skills in science, technology, engineering, and maths (STEM) to the test as he launched the event. SciFest is the largest […]

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In front; Ted Cronin, Lousie Ryan and Ted Moynihan, with, back from left; Liz Leen, Fiona Griffin, Grace Moynihan and Con O'Connor, at the Sports Table Quiz at The Rose Hotel on Thursday night. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Fun Night At Sports Quiz In The Rose Hotel

February 10, 2018 at 12:41 pm Comments are Disabled

WELL known sports broadcaster Tim Moynihan was delighted with the fundraising sports table quiz held in The Rose Hotel on Thursday night. The quiz saw funds going towards a charity event for Pieta House in Tralee which will see Radio Kerry’s Terrace Talk host Tim Moynihan and friends Louise Ryan […]

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Special guest Micheál Ó Muircheartaigh with ladies at the Kerry Camogie Social at the Ballyroe Heights Hotel on Friday night. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: A Night To Celebrate Kerry Camogie At Annual Awards Social

February 10, 2018 at 12:01 pm Comments are Disabled

THE year in Kerry Camogie was celebrated at the annual awards social in Ballyroe Heights Hotel on Friday night with over 170 people attending. Micheál Ó Muircheartaigh was the special guest at the occasion where presentations were made to teams who excelled throughout the year. “It’s been a fantastic year […]

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CEO of Kerry County Council, Moira Murrell, Cathaoirleach of Kerry County Council Cllr John Sheahan, David Clifford and Peter Keane at the KCC awards on Friday night. Photo courtesy of KCC

All-Ireland Winning Minor Footballers Honoured By Kerry County Council

February 10, 2018 at 10:35 am Comments are Disabled

THE Kerry minor football team of 2017 was honoured at the Kerry County Council Awards Night on Friday at Council Buildings. Some of the team attended the ceremony with team manager Peter Keane to be feted by the local authority. Cathaoirleach of Kerry County Council, Cllr John Sheahan, welcomed the […]

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Know Your Rights: Treatment Abroad Scheme

February 10, 2018 at 10:29 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 know that medical treatments available in Ireland can be accessed in other EU countries instead. What if I need a treatment that is not available in Ireland? Answer: If […]

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Planned €5m Irish Water Works In Tralee Town Area In 2018

Planned €5m Irish Water Works In Tralee Town Area In 2018

February 9, 2018 at 3:15 pm Comments are Disabled

IRISH Water is currently rolling out an extensive multi-million mains rehabilitation and lead replacement programme in Tralee. It’s part of Irish Water Capital Investment Programme with €5m works planned for the Tralee Town Area in 2018. Commencing in March, contractor Coffey Northumbrian Ltd will work in O’Rahilly’s Villas, Strand Street, Rae Street, […]

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Four Return To NLN Centre In Tralee With Chef Ireland Medals

February 9, 2018 at 12:09 pm Comments are Disabled

FOUR students from the National Learning Network centre in Tralee were among the medals at the  prestigious Chef Ireland Competition held recently. The NLN Kerry Learners won four Bronze Medals at the event in the City West Conference Hotel in Dublin on Tuesday last. Craig Coady, Liam O’Brien, Imelda O’Reilly, CarrieAnn O’Connor […]

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Tommy Sheehy who will be spinning for Enable Ireland at various locations in Kerry in the coming weeks, with Sean Scally of Enable Ireland Kerry. Photo by Dermot Crean

Tommy’s Spinning Around To Help Out Enable Ireland

February 9, 2018 at 10:38 am Comments are Disabled

TOMMY Sheehy is back on his bike to raise funds for Enable Ireland. Since 2011, Tommy — who lives in Ballyroe but is originally from Castleisland, has raised over €65,000 for Enable Ireland in Kerry and now he’ll be holding a series of spinathons in locations around the county for […]

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Kerry College Of Further Education Up For Prestigious Adult Education Award

Kerry College Of Further Education Up For Prestigious Adult Education Award

February 9, 2018 at 9:50 am Comments are Disabled

KERRY College of Further Education, based in Tralee, has been shortlisted for an AONTAS STAR Award. The STAR Awards (Showcasing Teamwork, Awarding Recognition) are an awards initiative organised by the national adult learning organisation, AONTAS, to recognise and celebrate the work undertaken by adult learning initiatives throughout Ireland. Kerry College of […]

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WATCH: CBS Primary Infants Talk All Things Love-Related

WATCH: CBS Primary Infants Talk All Things Love-Related

February 9, 2018 at 9:50 am Comments are Disabled

HERE’S  something to put a smile on your face this Friday. The good folks at CBS Primary School have got into the Valentine’s Day spirit a bit early and made a video where children from the infants class talk all things love-related. Below, they explain what love is, what happens […]

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Ted Moynihan at the turning of the sod on the new palliative care unit at UHK back in November 2016.

Sadness Around The County After Passing Of Ted Moynihan

February 8, 2018 at 4:59 pm 2 comments

THERE was great sadness in Tralee and around the county with the news that Ted Moynihan had passed away early on Thursday morning. He died in the new Palliative Care In Patient Unit at University Hospital Kerry, the facility he had been instrumental in building through his fundraising efforts over […]

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