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Cara Credit Union Announces €10,500 In Education Awards For Students

Cara Credit Union Announces €10,500 In Education Awards For Students

August 14, 2018 at 9:09 am Comments are Disabled

CARA Credit Union’s  have once again announced their Education and Dan Kellegher Memorial Awards. These are open to undergraduates in a full-time course of at least 2 years’ duration and The Dan Kellegher Memorial Awards are open to post-graduates in a full or part-time course of at least 1 years’ duration. […]

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Billy Ryle: Make The Right Moves With Leaving Cert Results

Billy Ryle: Make The Right Moves With Leaving Cert Results

August 14, 2018 at 9:08 am Comments are Disabled

The Leaving Certificate results are out tomorrow and guidance counsellor, Billy Ryle, has advice on what to do next… RESULTS The eagerly awaited Leaving Cert results are out on Wednesday. They will be available early in schools and online from 12noon at www.examinations.ie. The early indications are that Leaving Cert […]

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Gardaí Investigate Theft Of Lawn Mower Used To Cut Grass In Estate

Gardaí Investigate Theft Of Lawn Mower Used To Cut Grass In Estate

August 13, 2018 at 5:27 pm Comments are Disabled

GARDAI are investigating the theft of a lawn mower from an estate in town last Friday. It is believed that the robbery took place around 3am at a house in New Marian Park. The red and black petrol lawn mower was also used as a community lawn mower to cut […]

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Report Reveals 6,450 People Employed In Hospitality Sector In Kerry

Report Reveals 6,450 People Employed In Hospitality Sector In Kerry

August 13, 2018 at 12:25 pm Comments are Disabled

KERRY drinks and hospitality sector jobs account for 10.5% of all employment in the county and these jobs are highly vulnerable to a hard or ‘no deal’ Brexit according to a new report. The Drinks Industry Group of Ireland (DIGI) report shows extent of rural Ireland’s reliance on drinks and […]

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ROSE COUNTDOWN: Meet The Rest Of The Rose Of Tralee Contestants (Part 2)

ROSE COUNTDOWN: Meet The Rest Of The Rose Of Tralee Contestants (Part 2)

August 12, 2018 at 11:24 am Comments are Disabled

You’ve met the first 29 Rose of Tralee 2018 contestants (click here if you missed them), now meet the other 28… MEATH ROSE I am 23 years old and come from Skryne. I am in my third year of a BSc in General Nursing in DCU. Most of my training […]

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ROSE COUNTDOWN: Meet The Rose Of Tralee 2018 Contestants (Part 1)

ROSE COUNTDOWN: Meet The Rose Of Tralee 2018 Contestants (Part 1)

August 12, 2018 at 11:12 am Comments are Disabled

The Rose of Tralee International Festival gets underway soon with the 57 Roses arriving in Tralee next Wednesday. And now (in alphabetical order) it’s about time you met some of them… ABU DHABI ROSE – SARA KATE MANGAN My name is Sara Kate Mangan, I am 26-years old. At the […]

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Jason Kelly, Sohaib Syed, Darren Truslove, Fergus Dennehy and Ethan Cronin, at the Rose 10k on Sunday Morning. Photo by Lisa O'Mahony.

ROSE COUNTDOWN: Still Time To Enter The Rose Of Tralee 10k Race

August 11, 2018 at 11:28 am Comments are Disabled

THERE’S just over a week to go until the Rose of Tralee 10km, so there’s still time to enter the great event. Organised by the Tralee Harriers club, the race takes place on Sunday, August 19, starting at 11am at the Tralee Bay Wetlands Centre and follows the River Lee […]

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Francis Crowe, Mary McCarthy, Mena Cahill and Aidan Cronin at Manor West on Friday afternoon. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: The Tour de Munster Rolls Into Manor West

August 11, 2018 at 10:53 am Comments are Disabled

MANOR West was buzzing yesterday as it welcomed over 100 cyclists taking part in the Tour de Munster. The charity cycle is held every year in aid of Down Syndrome Ireland (DSI) and individual beneficiaries and sees amateur cyclists take on over 600km around the six counties of Munster. The […]

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Linda O'Callaghan, Aisling Foley, Aileen Healy and Paula Foley at the John Mitchels GAA Night At The Dogs on Friday night. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: John Mitchels’ Faithful Go To The Dogs For Fundraiser

August 11, 2018 at 10:35 am Comments are Disabled

THE sun shone down on Kingdom Greyhound Stadium on Friday night as members of John Mitchels GAA club gathered for a race night. It was all in aid of the juvenile set-up in the club and the younger members were welcome with a bouncy castle and penalty competition to keep […]

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Know Your Rights: Jobseeker’s Allowance For Younger Jobseekers

August 11, 2018 at 10:35 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 23 years of age and I live with my partner (aged 25) who is currently unemployed and getting Jobseeker’s Allowance. I am now also looking for work. […]

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Ian Brick Steps Down From Role As Kerry U21 Manager And Senior Selector

Ian Brick Steps Down From Role As Kerry U21 Manager And Senior Selector

August 10, 2018 at 3:50 pm Comments are Disabled

IAN Brick has decided to step down as Kerry Under 21 hurling manager and selector with the senior team. The Kilmoyley clubman had worked with this squad since Under 14 level, winning 2 All-Ireland Minor titles along the way and leaves a squad with excellent talent and potential, many of […]

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Michael Healy-Rae Has Written A Book To Be Released In The Autumn

Michael Healy-Rae Has Written A Book To Be Released In The Autumn

August 10, 2018 at 11:47 am Comments are Disabled

WHERE did he find the time? Kerry Independent TD Michael Healy-Rae has written a book which will be released in the autumn. ‘Time To Talk’ is described as “neither a manifesto nor a memoir”. He speaks about the biggest regret of his life – he didn’t have time to talk when […]

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KDYS And Circus Festival Among Kerry Winners In National Lottery Awards

KDYS And Circus Festival Among Kerry Winners In National Lottery Awards

August 9, 2018 at 5:02 pm Comments are Disabled

THE Kerry Diocesan Youth Service and National Circus Festival are among five Kerry organisations named as winners in the first ever National Lottery Good Causes Awards. The awards honour the inspiring work of thousands of projects, clubs and individuals all over Ireland with the help of Good Causes funding. Nearly […]

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Cllr Toireasa Ferris.

Cut Of 400 Hours In Respite Care In Kerry Is ‘Unacceptable’ Says Ferris

August 9, 2018 at 2:16 pm Comments are Disabled

LOCAL Sinn Féin Councillor Toireasa Ferris has said that it is completely unacceptable that 400 hours of respite care have been lost in Kerry in Quarter 1 of 2018. Cllr Ferris said: “Respite care is one of the most important services provided by the health service. Those who avail of respite services will tell […]

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Edward and Marie O'Connor and Caroline and Paul O'Sullivan at the Woodies Fundraising Quiz at O'Donnell's on Wednesday night. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Woodies Tralee Holds Table Quiz As Part Of Charity Campaign

August 9, 2018 at 12:58 pm Comments are Disabled

STAFF of Woodies Tralee and quiz fans gathered at O’Donnells in Mounthawk last night for a fundraising table quiz as their month-long fundraising campaign continues. The local branch has set a target of €4,500 for their four Charity Partners in the Woodie’s Heroes 2018 fundraising campaign — Make-A-Wish, Temple Street, Jack & Jill and Down […]

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Shauna O'Brien with 'Aero' in the Town Park.

Bubbly ‘Aero’ Is Kerry’s ‘Nose Of Tralee’ Contestant

August 9, 2018 at 10:18 am Comments are Disabled

A TRALEE dog is in the running for the annual ‘Nose Of Tralee’ title but he needs your votes. The competition is run by Pet Sitters Ireland to find the country’s cutest pet and ‘Aero’ got through the judging process to represent Kerry in the 32 county contest. ‘Aero’ is […]

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Kieron McCarthy Mazda Ireland, Pat Ahern Dealer Principal, Barry Ryan Sales Manager and David O Brien Sales Executive.

SPONSORED: Aherns Mazda — The New Name For Mazda In Kerry

August 8, 2018 at 5:04 pm Comments are Disabled

Mazda Motor Ireland has new representation in the South West of the country as Aherns Mazda have been appointed as the latest official Mazda retailer to complete the newly redeveloped network. Aherns Mazda now add to a total of nineteen Mazda retailers across the country, supplying Kerry and surrounding counties […]

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Students’ Views Wanted In Focus Groups

Students’ Views Wanted In Focus Groups

August 8, 2018 at 4:46 pm Comments are Disabled

IF you’re a student aged between 16 and 21 and can spare 90 minutes next week, then this might be for you…and you’ll get a nice voucher for your time! Bespoke Business Support are hosting Student Focus Groups on behalf of a third level college and are looking for participants. […]

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Ciarán Killeen, Ellie Stuart, Eimear Brosnan and Eoin Buckley at the Presentation Tralee Students' Debs Ball at Ballyroe Heights Hotel on Tuesday. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: More Glamour From The Presentation Students’ Debs Ball (Part 2)

August 8, 2018 at 3:00 pm Comments are Disabled

THIS time next week they’ll be finding out the results of their Leaving Cert, but last night it was time to have fun for the Presentation students at their Debs Ball. As we told you earlier (click here if you missed it), around 180 people gathered at the Ballyroe Heights […]

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New Bus Service Along West Kerry Coast Launched

New Bus Service Along West Kerry Coast Launched

August 8, 2018 at 12:32 pm 1 comment

LOCAL Link Kerry are commencing bus services operating from Tralee along the north shore on the Dingle Peninsula to Brandon, with stops along the way in Blennerville – Derrymore – Camp – Aughacasla – Castlegregory – Sandy Bay – Fahamore – Stradbally – Cloghane – Brandon, with three inward and […]

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Ava Kelliher, Leona O'Shea, Sharon O'Connor, Aoife Doyle and Kate O'Connor at the Presentation Tralee Students' Debs Ball at Ballyroe Heights Hotel on Tuesday. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Style From The Presentation Students’ Debs Ball (Part 1)

August 8, 2018 at 10:06 am Comments are Disabled

THE ladies who sat their Leaving Cert at Presentation Tralee in June met up again on Tuesday night, but it was an altogether more relaxed and enjoyable experience this time. Around 180 amazingly-dressed young people were in the Ballyroe Heights Hotel for the Presentation Students’ Debs Ball. They enjoyed a […]

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Gardaí Investigate Burglaries In Fenit And Abbeydorney

Gardaí Investigate Burglaries In Fenit And Abbeydorney

August 7, 2018 at 3:35 pm Comments are Disabled

GARDAI are appealing to the public for any information about two burglaries which took place within around an hour each other in the early hours of Monday morning. At about 1.30am, a premises was broken into in Fenit and a sum of cash taken. Then later in Abbeydorney another premises […]

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Gardaí Issue Warning About Scam Callers

Gardaí Issue Warning About Scam Callers

August 7, 2018 at 3:10 pm Comments are Disabled

GARDAI in Tralee are warning the public again about scam callers. They have been contacted this week by members of the public who have received calls from people who claim there is something wrong with the Windows programme on their computer. They want people to log onto their computer and […]

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Pauline and Doireann Barrett at the Connect Kerry Cocktails and Canapes night at The Meadowlands Hotel on Friday night. Photo by Dermot Crean

Barrett Family To Host Fun Barbecue Fundraiser At Benner’s

August 7, 2018 at 2:14 pm Comments are Disabled

BENNER’S Hotel Courtyard will be buzzing this Sunday for a great fundraising barbecue with cocktails and super raffle prizes. It’s in aid of Mellon Educate and three generations of the one family in Tralee will be heading to South Africa this winter to volunteer with the organisation. Pauline Barrett, her […]

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Chris, Irene, Laura and Christy Lynch who are skydiving in aid of Baile Mhuire Day Care Centre next month. Photo by Dermot Crean

Lynch Family To Jump Out Of A Plane For Baile Mhuire

August 7, 2018 at 10:39 am Comments are Disabled

A TRALEE family will take to the skies next month — only to quickly fall from it — as they raise funds for a great local facility. Christy Lynch of Christy’s Homebakery in Tralee Shopping Centre will be joined by his daughters Laura and Irene and son Chris in taking […]

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Contestants Rachel Quirke, Chantelle O'Sullivan, Sinead Kennedy and Sarah O'Connell. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Meet The Contestants For The Austin Stacks ‘Strictly Come Dancing’

August 7, 2018 at 9:49 am Comments are Disabled

IT’S back! It started back in 2011 and now the eighth Austin Stacks GAA ‘Strictly Come Dancing’ is set to be the biggest yet with 14 couple taking to the dance floor. The Festival Dome is the venue again on Saturday, August 25, and the contestants are drawn from all […]

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Here’s Where Residential Property Was Sold Around Tralee In June

Here’s Where Residential Property Was Sold Around Tralee In June

August 6, 2018 at 3:26 pm Comments are Disabled

THE most up to date statistics from the Residential Property Price Register shows that June saw 59 properties sold around Tralee, fetching a total of €6,591,016. The property that sold for the most in the Tralee environs — and indeed the county — in June was a house in Curragraigue, […]

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Cahill Criticises Decision To Choose Moriarty To Contest Next Election

Cahill Criticises Decision To Choose Moriarty To Contest Next Election

August 6, 2018 at 1:23 pm Comments are Disabled

A LOCAL councillor has expressed his dissatisfaction that he was not chosen by the Fianna Fáil party to contest the next General Election in Kerry. The party chose Cllr Norma Moriarty to run alongside John Brassil in the next election, but this decision has irked Cllr Michael Cahill. While congratulating […]

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A group from Tralee in Killarney for the Kerry v Kildare game on Saturday. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Kerry Fans Turn Killarney Green And Gold

August 5, 2018 at 2:10 pm Comments are Disabled

IN fairness to the Kerry supporters, they turned up in their droves to cheer on the team against Kildare in Killarney on Saturday evening. The official attendance was just shy of 18,000, but around 17,000 of those were surely from Kerry. Killarney was buzzing as it always is on a […]

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David Griffin with Alan Kennedy signing a Liverpool shirt for Nick Lacey with Timmy O'Dowd at the Robert O'Dowd Memorial  5k/10k Run/Walk from the Aquadome on Friday evening. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Incredible Turnout For Walk/Run To Remember Robert O’Dowd

August 4, 2018 at 2:27 pm Comments are Disabled

THE sun shone down on the walkers and runners at an event to remember a much-loved John Mitchels stalwart on Friday evening. The Robert O’Dowd Memorial Walk/Run drew a crowd of 650 people, the most for an event of its type for quite some time in Tralee, as they took […]

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