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At the presentation of a cheque to the Cashel Childrens Ward at the Ashe Hotel on Monday morning were, from left; Leonie Flaherty (The Ashe Hotel), Kellie Sheahan (Tralee Chamber Alliance), Jane Boyle (The Ashe Hotel), Jackie McCull (Cashel Ward), Mary Fitzgerald (Cashel Ward), Aidan Kelly (Tralee Chamber Alliance), Angela Hickey (Cashel Ward) and Ruth O'Sullivan (Group Manager The Ashe Hotel). Photo by Dermot Crean

Easter Tea Party At The Ashe Hotel Raises Funds For UHK Children’s Ward

April 16, 2018 at 1:19 pm 0 comments

THE annual Children’s Easter Tea Party held on Easter Sunday at The Ashe Hotel raised €820 for Cashel Children’s Ward at University Hospital Kerry. The sell-out event organised by Tralee Chamber Alliance and The Ashe Hotel welcomed over 100 children and their parents to the hotel for an afternoon of […]

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Garda Johnny Quinlan , Siobhan Quinlan , Garda Tommy Brosnan, Siobhan Brosnan, Laura Fleming, Sergeant Mike Fleming at the Kerry Garda Division Black Tie Ball on Friday in the Killarney Oaks Hotel.

PHOTOS: Kerry Garda Division Holds Black Tie Gala Ball

April 16, 2018 at 12:48 pm 0 comments

THE Kerry Garda Division held a Black Tie Gala Ball in the Killarney Oaks Hotel on Friday night last. The last similar function was 26 years ago in Kerry and Gardai, business community and members of the public across the county gathered for a great night of entertainment. Scroll down […]

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Tralee Brambles adding to the County collection at Flemby…Joan O’Regan, left, Rosemary O’Sullivan and Gillian Wharton-Slattery, among the 6,000 volunteers who participated in this years  the County Clean-Up day. Now in it’s 7th year. The initiative between KWD Recycling and Kerry County Council has seen thousands of bags collected along Kerry roads.Photo:Valerie O’Sullivan/FREE PIC***

PHOTOS: Cathaoirleach Of KCC Thanks Thousands Of Volunteers In County Clean-Up

April 16, 2018 at 11:12 am 0 comments

THE Cathaoirleach of Kerry County Council, Cllr John Sheahan, has thanked the almost 6,000 volunteers who took part in the County Clean-Up across Kerry on Saturday. Thousands of bags of litter were collected from the roadsides and towns and villages during the seventh annual clean-up which was organised by KWD […]

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Cockleshell Road residents taking part in the clean-up on Saturday morning. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Thousands Of Volunteers Take Part In County Clean-Up

April 15, 2018 at 11:46 am 0 comments

THE rain stayed away around Tralee as volunteers took to the roads to take part in the annual County Clean-Up day on Saturday. Almost 6,000 volunteers took part around the county with many schools also joining in on Friday. The initiative of KWD Recycling and Kerry County Council is now […]

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A group of St Pat's GAA members launching the Dingle Way Challenge up in Tonevane on Saturday. Photo by Dermot Crean

St Pats Get Set For Dingle Way Challenge 2018

April 15, 2018 at 11:45 am 0 comments

THE Dingle Way Challenge, an annual fundraiser by St Pat’s GAA Club, is set to be bigger and better this year and the club is looking for participants. The date has been set for Sunday, June 3 and Chairman of St Pats, Jimmy Mulligan, is promising a fantastic day out. […]

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Catriona Dunne.

Catriona And Fellow Kerry ‘Winning Streakers’ Are In The Money

April 15, 2018 at 11:43 am 0 comments

A TRALEE woman won €18,000 on Winning Streak last night, but she wasn’t the only Kerry person in the money. Catriona Dunne from Caherslee was joined by Margaret Flaherty from Milltown and Brosna native Pat Joe Walsh and between them they won €79,000. Catriona (37), a retail assistant in Penney’s Tralee, […]

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The wonderful new flower bed at Rock Street. Photo by Dermot Crean

This New Stone Flowerbed In Town Centre Looks Great

April 14, 2018 at 2:39 pm 1 comment

NOW that was a good morning’s work! The junction at the bottom of Rock Street looks a whole lot brighter thanks to the trainees at Kerry ETB. The Traditional Stonewall Construction trainees, along with instructor Donal Corcoran, installed a drystone flowerbed structure in front of the Brogue Inn on Saturday […]

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Artist Elisha Buckley with Elaine Costello at the Kerry College of Further Education students' 'The Pursuit Of Artyness' exhibition at The Ashe Hotel on Friday night. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Artistic And Musical Talent Shines At KCFE Exhibition In The Ashe Hotel

April 14, 2018 at 11:54 am Comments are Disabled

SOME fantastic art was on display at The Ashe Hotel on Friday evening as students from Kerry College of Further Education held an exhibition and CD launch. ‘The Pursuit Of Artyness’ saw the QQI Level 6 Art, Craft and Design Post Leaving Certificate students put on a wonderful art and craft […]

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The eight house development near Banna.

Four Kerry Properties Fetch Nearly €600,000 At Auction

April 14, 2018 at 11:52 am Comments are Disabled

A DETACHED five-bedroomed house in Ballyheigue and eight houses near Banna were among four Kerry lots which sold for a total of €594,000 at an online auction on Friday. Bidx1 (formerly Allsop) held the online auction where a detached five bedroom house at Dirtane, Ballyheigue, with a reserve not to exceed €120,000 eventually sold […]

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Around 1,000 People Take Part In Survey On Tralee

Around 1,000 People Take Part In Survey On Tralee

April 14, 2018 at 11:52 am Comments are Disabled

HAVE you had your say yet? Time is running out to complete the ThisIsTralee.ie Survey aimed at helping build a strong brand for Tralee. Close to 1,000 people have completed the survey since it began last week. Tralee Chamber Alliance is developing a strong brand for Kerry’s capital town and the opinion […]

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Know Your Rights: Renewing A Passport

Know Your Rights: Renewing A Passport

April 14, 2018 at 11:52 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 have a valid passport, but it will expire two weeks before I go on holiday. Will two weeks give me enough time to get a new one?  […]

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Tralee Company Issues Statement On Restructuring Process

Tralee Company Issues Statement On Restructuring Process

April 13, 2018 at 5:07 pm Comments are Disabled

ASPEN Grove Solutions has issued a statement in response to media reports on its current restructuring process. The statement by the company, which has its offices at a premises on the Castlemaine Road, says that eight jobs out a total workforce of 145 “may be at risk”. The statement reads […]

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DSI Kerry members pictured at the recent launch of the Unsung Hero charity cycle 2018. The 75km cycle will kick off at 10am from Ballyseedy Home and Garden Centre, Tralee. The cycle will pay homage to renowned explorer Tom Crean and will also remember DSI Kerry member Emily Keohane who sadly passed away last year. The cycle is free to partake in, but donations to DSI Kerry are gratefully accepted at registration which begins at 9.15am. For further information visit www.facebook.comunsungherocycle2018

Emily To Be Remembered At Cycle And Family Day At Ballyseedy

April 13, 2018 at 4:43 pm Comments are Disabled

BALLYSEEDY Garden Centre is the place to be on Saturday, April 21, as the Kerry Branch of Down Syndrome Ireland (DSI) are set to host the inaugural Unsung Hero charity cycle. The cycle will pay homage to renowned explorer Tom Crean and will also remember DSI Kerry member Emily Keohane […]

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Deputy Michael Healy Rae with  Chairpeople of the Mercy Mounthawk European Youth Parliament event, David Fitzgerald, Mary O'Connell, Danny Sheehy, Mairead Kearney, Darragh Clark, Sean Hennessy and Cllr Sam Locke. Photo by Dermot Crean

Mercy Mounthawk Holds European Youth Parliament Event

April 13, 2018 at 3:20 pm 1 comment

THE transition year European Studies class in Mercy Mounthawk  hosted a mock European Youth Parliament for all second year students on Friday. Kerry Independent Deputy, Michael Healy Rae, was the special guest speaker on the day and he spoke on a wide range of topics for the students. The TD […]

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Stephen McCarthy from Cahersiveen with his award.

Kerryman Comes Second At World Press Photo Awards

April 13, 2018 at 2:30 pm Comments are Disabled

A CAHERSIVEEN man’s photo has come second in the World Press Photo awards last night. Stephen McCarthy’s image was taken during a British and Irish Lions game last summer and it took the runner-up gong at in the sports category of the awards in Amsterdam. Working for Sportsfile, Stephen took the […]

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Declan Breen from Tralee.

Tralee Man’s Slice Of The Pizza Chain Action

April 13, 2018 at 12:52 pm Comments are Disabled

A TRALEE man is part of a new food venture in Dublin which it is hoped will see around 30 outlets opened around the country in the next number of years. Declan Breen, originally from Cloonanorig, has just opened NKD Pizza in Rathgar with two friends John Nolan from Wicklow […]

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Principal of St Ita's and St Joseph's, Grace Sheehan, accepts a cheque for €3,000 from Fiona Hyde and Liane Dee of the fashion show committee. Also in front is Fiona's son Dylan with the students and staff in the back. Photo by Dermot Crean

St Ita’s And St Joseph’s School Receives €3,000 From Fashion Fundraiser

April 13, 2018 at 10:33 am Comments are Disabled

A LOCAL school received a cheque for €3,000 on Friday thanks to a fashion show back in October. Fiona Hyde, whose son Dylan attends St Ita’s and St Joseph’s School in Caherslee for the past five years, helped organise the annual fundraiser in Sol y Sombra and around €9,500 was […]

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Attendees at a recent Kerry Film Film Bursary Development Seminar at Kerry County Council.

Filmmakers Gather For Seminar At Kerry County Council

April 13, 2018 at 10:11 am Comments are Disabled

JUST under 30 filmmakers gathered at County Buildings on Thursday to discuss the current call for applications to the county’s first Film Bursary. With the recent announcement of a new short film bursary funded by Kerry County Council and The Arts Council, film making in Kerry is set to get even […]

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Aspen Grove Solutions In Middle Of Restructuring Process

Aspen Grove Solutions In Middle Of Restructuring Process

April 12, 2018 at 6:13 pm Comments are Disabled

A TRALEE-BASED company is in the middle of a restructuring process. Aspen Grove Solutions has offices on the Castlemaine Road where around 100 people are employed. There is comment from the company on whether this will mean any job losses, according to a report by Radio Kerry news. The restructuring process […]

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The 'Spice Girls' — Celia O'Shea, Toireasa Ferris, Kieran O'Callaghan, Michaela Brosnan and Michelle Dempsey — who performed at the Lip Sync Battle at KCFE on Thursday. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS/WATCH: ‘Lip Sync Battle’ Fun At Kerry College Of Further Education

April 12, 2018 at 3:58 pm 1 comment

THERE was great fun at the Kerry College of Further Education (KCFE) on Thursday for their ‘Lip Sync Battle’ in aid of a great organisation. Organised by Tourism with Business Students in conjunction with their programme co-ordinator Margaret Burns as a fundraiser for Jigsaw Kerry, a number of students and staff […]

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Bertie Brosnan in 'Con'.

Tralee Filmmaker Aims To Sell Movie At Cannes Festival

April 12, 2018 at 11:13 am Comments are Disabled

‘CON’, a feature film produced by a Tralee native, is now available internationally on Vimeo On Demand while its creator is off to Cannes in May where distributors are currently previewing the movie. Bertie Brosnan will attend the festival with the purpose of selling Con and also gather contacts and […]

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Apprentices from Kerry ETB Training Centre’s Stone Cutting and Masonry delivering their ‘Generation Apprenticeship’ competition entry to the National College of Ireland, Dublin ahead of judging next month. Standing left to right Kieran Casey, Tim Lacey, Mary Liz Trant (SOLAS), Fred Browne, Andy O’Connor.

Creating A Work Of Art At Kerry ETB Centre In Tralee

April 11, 2018 at 2:20 pm Comments are Disabled

    APPRENTICES from Kerry ETB Training Centre in Monavalley have delivered their ‘Generation Apprenticeship’ competition entry to the National College of Ireland, Dublin ahead of judging next month. In an open competition, sponsored by ESB and the Construction Industry Federation, teams of apprentices were invited to use their skills […]

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Decision On Fenit Diving Boards Could Be Made This Month

Decision On Fenit Diving Boards Could Be Made This Month

April 11, 2018 at 11:05 am 1 comment

THE Restore Fenit Diving Boards Campaign (RFDBC) committee believes it is very likely that the decision on the restoration of the diving boards at the bathing slip in Fenit will be announced at a meeting between a delegation from RFDBC and officials from Kerry County Council (KCC) on Monday, April 23. […]

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Cllr Jimmy Moloney, Derval O'Brien, EirGrid, Mayor of Listowel John Lucid and Moira Murrell, CEO, Kerry County Council pictured at the launch of the €70,000 EirGrid Knockanure / Duagh Community  Fund for community groups in North Kerry in Knockanure Community Centre on Tuesday. Photo: Don MacMonagle

EirGrid Launches Fund For Community Groups In North Kerry

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

EirGrid, the operator of the national electricity grid launched a major new fund for community groups in North Kerry yesterday. The €70,500 Knockanure Duagh Community Fund has been established by EirGrid to benefit communities close to new infrastructure that it has developed in the area. The company recently completed a […]

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Lecture On Famine In Tralee And North Kerry Delivered In Council Chambers

Lecture On Famine In Tralee And North Kerry Delivered In Council Chambers

April 11, 2018 at 10:36 am Comments are Disabled

THE Kerry Archaeological and Historical Society remembered and honoured all of those who had died in Tralee and North Kerry during famine times in a lecture, which was delivered by Ballyheigue native Bryan McMahon on Tuesday evening. Bryan’s book, ‘The Great Famine in Tralee and North Kerry’, was published in […]

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Don O'Neill (centre) will set the menu for an amazing four course dinner at Ballyroe Heights Hotel in July. Also pictured are General Manager of Ballyroe Heights Hotel Jonathan Collins, Fashion Stylist Orla Diffily, Marketing Officer with Recovery Haven, Marisa Reidy and Pascal Guillermie.

Don’s Tribute To His Mom On Night Of Fashion, Food And Incredible Prizes

April 11, 2018 at 10:19 am Comments are Disabled

FASHION Designer to the stars Don O’Neill, will return to his culinary past for one night only this July for what promises to be an unforgettable fundraising event in memory of his beloved mother, Mim O’Neill. Don, who trained as a chef before embarking on a stellar fashion career, has […]

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10-4-2018: Minister of State for Tourism and Sport, Brendan Griffin T.D., welcomed 35 of the world's top international golf tour operators to Killarney for Fáilte Ireland's 2018 Golf Ireland Convention, a showcase of the country's top-class golfing experiences on Tuesday. Also in photo at the Great Southern Hotel are from left, Martin Donnelly, Failte Ireland, Aine Mangan, IAGTO, Minister Brendan Griffin, Paul Mockler, Fáilte Ireland's Head of Commercial Development and Carlton Carugati, IAGTO.
Photo: Don MacMonagle

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World’s Leading Tour Operators To Visit Tralee Golf Club

April 10, 2018 at 3:23 pm Comments are Disabled

MINISTER of State for Tourism and Sport, Brendan Griffin T.D., today welcomed 35 of the world’s top international golf tour operators to Killarney for Fáilte Ireland’s 2018 Golf Ireland Convention, a showcase of the country’s top-class golfing experiences. During their stay in the south-west, the visitors will attend The Rose […]

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IT Tralee North Campus

ITT Invites Applications For Bursary Funding For Socio-Economically Disadvantaged Students

April 10, 2018 at 2:58 pm Comments are Disabled

THE IT Tralee has opened applications for the 1916 Bursary Funding for students from socio-economically disadvantaged backgrounds. The purpose of this Bursary Funding is to encourage participation and success by students from sections of society that are significantly under-represented in higher education due to socio-economic disadvantage. The South Cluster of Higher Education Institutions […]

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Brassil Expresses Concern At Decrease In Kerry Garda Traffic Corps Numbers

Brassil Expresses Concern At Decrease In Kerry Garda Traffic Corps Numbers

April 10, 2018 at 12:59 pm Comments are Disabled

FIANNA Fáil TD for Kerry, John Brassil, has strongly criticised the Government after new information compiled by Fianna Fáil reveals there has been a decrease in the number of dedicated traffic corps members in the Kerry Garda Division since 2009. According to their figures, the Kerry Garda Division is down […]

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The area where a car was damaged on Brewery Road yesterday.

Tralee Woman Appeals For Witnesses As Car Is Damaged

April 10, 2018 at 12:36 pm 1 comment

A TRALEE woman is appealing to the public for information after her car was damaged on Brewery Road yesterday. The woman parked her silver Ford Ka car across the road from Kingdom Greyhound Stadium at about 8.30am on Monday morning and went to work. Continued below… When she returned at […]

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