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PHOTOS: People Gather To Remember Emma In The Square

October 11, 2018 at 11:13 am 0 comments

A CROWD of over 150 people came to the Square on Wednesday evening to remember Emma Mhic Mhathuna who passed away on Sunday. Friends Michelle Dempsey, Nicola Coffey and Miriam Moriarty Owens got together to organise the short memorial ceremony at a place where Emma spoke twice earlier this year […]

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Met Eireann Issues Orange Warning Update For Kerry And Cork

Met Eireann Issues Orange Warning Update For Kerry And Cork

October 10, 2018 at 9:36 pm 0 comments

MET Eireann has issued an update to the Status Orange Wind Warning issued earlier today as Storm Callum approaches. It now says Cork and Kerry will be hit first with Southeast winds veering southwest which will gust generally between 100 and 130km/h, higher in some coastal areas and on high ground. […]

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SPONSORED: Coláiste Gleann Lí Issues Invite To Open Day This Saturday

SPONSORED: Coláiste Gleann Lí Issues Invite To Open Day This Saturday

October 10, 2018 at 5:59 pm 0 comments

A SCHOOL which is growing from strength to strength is holding an Open Day on Saturday, October 13, from 10am to 1pm where potential pupils and their parents can learn more about what the school can offer. Coláiste Gleann Lí at Clash, Tralee, is a co-educational second-level school under the aegis […]

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Council Issues Advice To Public As Storm Approaches

Council Issues Advice To Public As Storm Approaches

October 10, 2018 at 2:12 pm 0 comments

KERRY County Council’s Severe Weather Assessment Team, including representatives of Fire Services and Civil Defence, met today to review the warning and has advised members of the public, motorists, business and property owners to be prepared for high winds overnight on Thursday and early on Friday morning. Met Eireann earlier […]

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Collette Price of Tralee Soup Kitchen accepts a cheque from Tesco Manor West Store Champion Louise O'Connor and Store Manager Anna O'Sullivan with, at back Mary Dolan and Kerry O'Connell from the Soup Kitchen. Photo by Dermot Crean

Tralee Soup Kitchen Delighted With Donation From Tesco Community Fund

October 10, 2018 at 2:05 pm 0 comments

A DONATION from Tesco in Tralee will make a huge difference at Tralee Soup Kitchen this winter. A cheque was presented by Tesco Manor West staff at Teach an tSolais for €622.64 on Tuesday. Collette Price from the Soup Kitchen described the effect the donation will have. “We are over […]

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Met Eireann.

Status Orange Wind Warning For Kerry As Storm Callum Approaches

October 10, 2018 at 12:47 pm 0 comments

MET Eireann has issued a Status Orange wind warning for Kerry and 12 other countries as Storm Callum approaches. As we enjoy some sunshine today, the weather is going to take a turn for the worse tomorrow with the storm to hit on Thursday night. Strong southeast, veering southwest, winds […]

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Rosie McGrath, Julie McGrath and Sarah Rael at the Connect Kerry Hospitality Awards at Ballygarry House Hotel on Tuesday night. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: More Style From The Connect Hospitality Awards (Part 2)

October 10, 2018 at 12:09 pm 0 comments

EARLIER we brought you the results and glamour from a fantastic night at the Connect Kerry Hospitality Awards (click here for details of winners). Over 230 guests enjoyed a night of great food, company and entertainment as the people who make eating, drinking and staying in Kerry so special were […]

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Pictured at the  Government Offices in Killarney:  Moira Murrell, Chief Executive,, Kerry County Council, The Hon. Christopher Mitchelmore,  Minister of Tourism and Heritage, Government of Newfoundland Labrador,  Canada,  Minister of State, Brendan Griffin, TD, and John Griffin, Tourism Officer Kerry County Council.

Newfoundland Tourism Minister Visits Kerry

October 10, 2018 at 11:22 am 0 comments

NEWFOUNDLAND’S Tourism and Heritage Minister, Hon. Christopher Mitchelmore, was in Kerry this week for talks with MInister of State, Brendan Griffin TD and Moira Murrell, Chief Executive, Kerry County Council, in  relation to the Valentia Trans-Atlantic Cable Project and possible UNESCO World Heritage designation. He later visited Valentia Island to meet members […]

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Knee And Hip Surgeries To Resume At University Hospital Kerry

Knee And Hip Surgeries To Resume At University Hospital Kerry

October 10, 2018 at 10:51 am 0 comments

KERRY Sinn Féin TD Martin Ferris has welcomed the announcement that hip and knee (arthoplasty) surgical procedures are to resume at University Hospital Kerry. General manager at UHK, Fearghal Grimes, apologised to patients who had been waiting a long time for procedures and they would soon be contacted by the […]

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Miriam Ferriter, Dingle Skellig Hotel, Aisling Flahive and Caroline Clancy of the Dingle Benner's Hotel at the Connect Kerry Hospitality Awards at Ballygarry House Hotel on Tuesday night. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Glamour From The Connect Kerry Hospitality Awards (Part 1)

October 10, 2018 at 10:17 am 0 comments

THERE were winners galore at the inaugural Connect Kerry Hospitality Awards last night at Ballygarry House Hotel. The lavish black-tie affair was attended by over 230 guests who enjoyed a fantastic meal and wonderful entertainment, despite the bad news from the budget earlier about the VAT increase for the hospitality […]

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Latest Figures For Kerry Show An Increase In Crime This Year

Latest Figures For Kerry Show An Increase In Crime This Year

October 9, 2018 at 3:44 pm 0 comments

THERE has been an increase in all areas of crime in Kerry in the first nine months of this year, with the number of assaults up significantly. The latest figures were revealed at the Joint Policing Committee meeting in Cahersiveen on Friday. There were modest increases in Property Crime (2%) […]

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Minister Paschal Donohue.

Chamber Criticises ‘Reckless’ VAT Increase For Hospitality Industry

October 9, 2018 at 2:52 pm 0 comments

TRALEE Chamber Alliance has slammed the decision to increase the VAT on the hospitality industry. Minister for Finance, Paschal Donohue, delivered his budget speech in the Dáil this afternoon and outlined the increase in VAT, which will have repercussions in Kerry where one in five workers are employed in the […]

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Coordinator of Health Promotion Week at Mercy Mounthawk, Bernie O'Shea, with author and speaker Astrid Longhurst. Also included is Mary O'Connell, Emma Nolan and Adam Butler. Photo by Dermot Crean

Health Promotion Week Begins At Mercy Mounthawk

October 9, 2018 at 2:23 pm 0 comments

MERCY Mounthawk kicked off its Health Promotion Week this afternoon and they have loads of events taking place until Friday. The school has a health promotions team including teachers, students and parents which liaise with several external organisations to promote the health agenda.  Each year the team organises two Health […]

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On the scale of Things..Tim O’Sullivan, is an Artist and sculptor, living and working in Tiernaboul, Killarney, County Kerry. Both he and his Artist Wife Robin, run ‘Clay Fun’ Art studio at the family home. Tim was tasked by Declan Mulvany of Killarney Art Gallery, to create in Clay a replica scaled model  of Skellig Michael -the revered Monastic Island, off the South West Coast of Kerry. Tim Rose to the challenge and for the past three months, painstakingly hand carved in alabaster and later painting with a special acrylic re-created this masterpiece. The model will be on display in the Art Gallery to celebrate this years Kerry Film Festival.Photo:Valerie O’Sullivan

Kerry Artist Makes Model Of Skellig Michael

October 9, 2018 at 1:18 pm 0 comments

A KILLARNEY artist has created a wonderful scale model of Skellig Michael. Tim O’Sullivan, is an artist and sculptor, living and working in Tiernaboul, Killarney. Both he and his Artist Wife Robin, run ‘Clay Fun’ Art studio at the family home. Tim was tasked by Declan Mulvany of Killarney Art […]

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Owners and their pets at the Blessing of the Pets at St John's on Sunday. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Pet Sounds Ring Out At St John’s For Blessing Ceremony

October 9, 2018 at 11:47 am Comments are Disabled

PET owners and their loved ones gathered in the grounds of St John’s Church on Sunday afternoon for a special blessing ceremony. The annual ‘Blessing Of The Pets’ drew an exclusive audience of canines and their owners (maybe all Tralee cats are atheists) for the short service from Fr Francis […]

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At the launch of the Kerry Hospice Christmas Cards 2018 were, front from left; Kerry minor Jack Kennelly, Frank Hayes of Kerry Group, Joe Hennebery of Kerry Hospice and Kerry minors Paul O'Shea and Sean Quilter. Back from left; Kerry minor Jamie McVeigh, Mairead Fernane of Kerry Hospice, Gerard O'Connor, Nuala Finnegan of Kerry Hospice, Kerry minor Paul Walsh, Dan Galvin and Killian Young. Photo by Dermot Crean

Kerry Minors Help Launch Kerry Hospice Christmas Cards

October 9, 2018 at 10:00 am Comments are Disabled

SOME of this year’s Kerry All-Ireland winning minors were on hand for the launch of the 2018 Kerry Hospice Christmas cards at Suaimhneas, the  Palliative Care Day Care Unit at UHK on Monday night.. There was music and refreshments as volunteers from around the county attended and the Christmas cards […]

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The cannabis plants discovered by gardaí in Killorglin last night. Photo: Garda Facebook page

Gardaí Find Cannabis Growhouse In Killorglin

October 9, 2018 at 9:36 am Comments are Disabled

GARDAI have seized approximately €9,000 worth of suspected cannabis plants following a search at a house in Killorglin, Co. Kerry on Monday night. Gardaí from the Divisional Drugs Unit executed a search warrant at the house at approximately 8:30pm and discovered a grow house which contained 12 mature cannabis plants (pending analysis). […]

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Gardaí Investigate Burglaries And Criminal Damage Incidents In Tralee

Gardaí Investigate Burglaries And Criminal Damage Incidents In Tralee

October 8, 2018 at 3:57 pm Comments are Disabled

GARDAI are investigating burglaries and criminal damage incidents in Tralee over the past week. On Monday, October 1, a home was broken into in the Marina apartments area and cash was stolen. Also, in High Street between 9pm on Friday, October 5 and 9am on Saturday, October 6, a building […]

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Emma Nic Mhatúna addressing the crowd. Photo by Dermot Crean

Book Of Condolence Opens For Emma Mhic Mhathúna

October 8, 2018 at 3:39 pm Comments are Disabled

KERRY County Council has opened a Book of Condolence for the late Emma Mhic Mhathúna. The Book of Condolence is available to members of the public at the main reception of County Buildings, Rathass, Tralee during office hours. Ms Mhic Mhathúna passed away on Sunday after at battle with cancer. […]

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Jim Cummings in Thunder Road

Movie Buffs In For A Treat At Kerry Film Festival

October 8, 2018 at 3:05 pm Comments are Disabled

THE 19th Kerry Film Festival will run from October 17-21 this year, screening short and feature films from around the world along with national and regional short film programmes. The festival will also host industry and networking events along with the annual awards ceremony in Killarney. Short film programmes are […]

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Jasmin Ulrich with 'Diesel' at the Blennerville Threshing Festival on Sunday. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Great Family Day At Blennerville Windmill Threshing Festival

October 8, 2018 at 12:38 pm Comments are Disabled

THE weather was kind for the annual Blennerville Windmill threshing festival on Sunday which saw big crowds enjoy a great family day out. Running since 1989, it’s one of the oldest steam threshing and vintage car display in Kerry and there were some impressive machines in attendance. There was a large […]

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Denise Healy, Teresa Higgins Walker, Derval Spring, Grainne Stack and Martha Farrell at the Ballymacelligott Ladies Lunch in the Rose Hotel on Sunday. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Ladies Lunch Raises Thousands For Ballymac Club

October 8, 2018 at 11:52 am Comments are Disabled

STYLISH ladies from Ballymacelligott enjoyed an afternoon of fun, fashion, music, health and lifestyle tips at the Ballymacelligott Ladies Lunch in the Rose Hotel on Sunday. Speaking about the event Teresa Walker commented; “The Ladies Lunch was a fantastic success raising €5,000 for the development of the Ballymacelligott GAA Ladies […]

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Vincent Prendergast of Milltown Chamber Alliance presents the "Stephen Lawlor Community Award" to Owen O'Shea. left to right: Vincent Prendergast, Ann Lawlor, Owen O'Shea, Cecelia O'Shea.

Owen Receives Award For Services To Milltown Community

October 8, 2018 at 10:47 am Comments are Disabled

A POPULAR author and former journalist received a surprise on Saturday night when he was awarded Milltown’s highest honour. The ‘Stephen Lawlor Community Award’ was presented to Owen O’Shea at a surprise ceremony in The Plough Bar. Owen, who is the Media, Communications & Customer Relations Officer at Kerry County Council, […]

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Vigil In Memory Of Emma Mhic Mhathúna To Take Place In The Square

Vigil In Memory Of Emma Mhic Mhathúna To Take Place In The Square

October 8, 2018 at 10:00 am Comments are Disabled

A SPECIAL vigil will be held this Wednesday in the Square in memory of Emma Mhic Mhathúna who passed away yesterday. The vigil to remember the brave 37 year old mother of five will take place at 6.30pm and is being organised by Michelle Dempsey. In a facebook post, Michelle […]

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€250,000 Winning Lotto Ticket Sold In Kerry

€250,000 Winning Lotto Ticket Sold In Kerry

October 7, 2018 at 12:46 pm Comments are Disabled

A KERRY community was buzzing with excitement today as news spread that a local person may have scooped a cool €250,000 on last night’s Lotto Plus 2 Draw. The National Lottery confirmed that the shop that sold last night’s winning Lotto Plus 2 ticket is Eagers of High Street  in Killarney. […]

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In front; Former Leaving Cert students Philip McCarthy, Eoghan Ó Buachalla, Ciarán O'Reilly and Shane Walsh with Principal John O'Roarke. At back; Deputy Principal Pat Fleming and junior cert high achievers Kate Waldron, Isobel Keane and Keela Hughes at the awards ceremony on Saturday. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Mercy Mounthawk Honours Students’ Academic Excellence

October 7, 2018 at 12:35 pm Comments are Disabled

CURRENT and former students of Mercy Mounthawk were honoured on Saturday for their excellent results in the State exams this year. Nine students from the Leaving and Junior Cert were honoured, but two couldn’t make it on the day. High achievers in the Leaving Cert were; • Shane Walsh from […]

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Maria Maher and Majella Duignan of Nutrifit for Women at the Horan's Health and Wellness Fest at the Manor West Hotel on Saturday. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Big Crowds At Horan’s Healthstores Health And Wellness Fest

October 7, 2018 at 10:34 am Comments are Disabled

THERE was a massive turnout yesterday at the Horan’s Healthstore’s Health and Wellness Fest at the Manor West Hotel. And the event continues today. Nutritionist Kevin Beasley will be with members of the Kerry team for a panel session at 3.30pm in the board room. World renowned nutritionist Patrick Holford is […]

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Tralee Historian’s New Book On Kerry’s Republican Fighters

Tralee Historian’s New Book On Kerry’s Republican Fighters

October 6, 2018 at 10:04 am Comments are Disabled

A TRALEE man has written a new book on the untold stories of some of the men and women of County Kerry who gave their all in Ireland’s fight for independence. In ‘Fighting for the Cause’, well-known historian Dr Tim Horgan tells the stories of some of the Kingdom’s extraordinary men […]

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Sophie Hanley, Laura Maycock, Grainne Quirke and Shannon Quigley at the table quiz in The Ashe Hotel on Thursday night. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Table Quiz To Support Tralee Man’s Charity Abseil At Croker

October 6, 2018 at 10:04 am Comments are Disabled

A TRALEE man is to abseil down Croke Park for the second time in six months in aid of Jigsaw Ireland. Mike Edgar raised hundreds of euro for the organisation back in April, but he enjoyed it so much he will take part in the same event on October 27. […]

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A group from St John of God in Ashe Street who received certificates at Tralee Garda Station accompanied by instructors Cormac Galvin and Sarah O'Halloran. Gardai present were Garda Cathy Murphy, Garda Leanne Houseman and Garda Shane O'Reilly. Photo by Dermot Crean

St John Of God’s Group Receives Certs At Tralee Garda Station

October 6, 2018 at 10:03 am Comments are Disabled

THE Skills Plus Group from St John of God’s Services on Ashe Street were in Tralee Garda Station on Friday morning for the final part of their Streetwise Programme. This programme was developed by the Choices Department of St John of Gods Services in association with An Garda Síochána. The […]

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