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IT Tralee To Host STEM Careers Expo This Friday Night

IT Tralee To Host STEM Careers Expo This Friday Night

November 15, 2017 at 11:46 am 0 comments

IF you or a family member is considering a career in  Science Technology Engineering and Maths (STEM), then a visit to the IT Tralee this Friday night is a must. As part of National Science week, the Institute of Technology Tralee will host a STEM Enterprise and Career Expo from […]

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Further Funding Of Over €1m For Munster Technological University

November 15, 2017 at 10:30 am 0 comments

THE Minister for Higher Education yesterday announced funding of €1.03 million to support the development of the Munster Technological University, which will consist of the Institute of Technology Tralee and Cork Institute of Technology. She is also bringing the  the Technological Universities Bill to Committee Stage in the Dáil today, moving […]

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Ladies Lunch And Fashion Afternoon To Benefit Local School

Ladies Lunch And Fashion Afternoon To Benefit Local School

November 15, 2017 at 9:56 am 0 comments

CONNECT Publications is hosting their annual Ladies Lunch and Fashion Afternoon supporting  Moyderwell Mercy Primary School Tralee in Ballyroe Heights Hotel, Tralee, on Sunday, November 26. The day will commence at 12.30pm with a Champagne reception and a gift exhibition, followed by a five course luncheon with complimentary wines, fashion […]

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Santa and friends are all set for Santaland and the annual CH Christmas parade. Photo by Dermot Crean

Santaland And CH Parade To Bring Festive Cheer To Tralee

November 15, 2017 at 9:56 am 0 comments

THE CH Chemists Christmas parade promises to be a feast of fun, colour and a spectacle to get you all into the Christmas spirit again this year when it arrives on November 25. Filled with characters from Paw Patrol, The Little Mermaid, Sponge Bob, Princess Sofia and much more, the […]

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Kerry Comhaltas Ceoltóirí Éireann

Tralee Comhaltas News

November 14, 2017 at 5:18 pm 0 comments

CRAOBH THRÁ LÍ: (i) The Tralee Branch of Comhaltas Ceoltóirí Éireann continues with its weekly traditional music classes in Gaelcholáiste Chiarraí at 6.30pm (beginners) every Tuesday. Beginners as well as more accomplished boys and girls are being catered for. Traditional musician Ciarán Ó Flaibhín atá i mbun na ranganna agus an […]

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Joanann Urges Tralee People To Support NCBI’s ‘Clear Our Paths’ Campaign

Joanann Urges Tralee People To Support NCBI’s ‘Clear Our Paths’ Campaign

November 14, 2017 at 4:26 pm 1 comment

  PEOPLE in Tralee are today being asked to join a movement to ensure people who are blind or vision impaired can move around freely and safely. The National Council for the Blind of Ireland has launched a nationwide awareness campaign urging people not to place obstacles in the way […]

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WATCH: Michael’s Vlog For TG4 Sees Him Teach Irish On Streets Of London

WATCH: Michael’s Vlog For TG4 Sees Him Teach Irish On Streets Of London

November 14, 2017 at 3:43 pm 0 comments

A TRALEE man features on a new TG4 show with his video blog of people in London uttering sentences as gaeilge. Michael Griffin from Oakpark regularly uses social media to put up clips promoting the Irish language in a cool and fun way. His series of snapchat and Instagram stories […]

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Presentation Transition Year students Claudia Drzymala, Orla O'Brien, Clodagh Begley, Bronagh Foley and Zainab Lawal with their Binder Minder project. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Presentation Girls Enter ‘Dragons Den’ To Prepare For Competition

November 14, 2017 at 3:04 pm 0 comments

SOME enterprising Transition Year students in Presentation Secondary School pitched their projects in a ‘Dragons Den’-type event in the school on Monday. It was all to prepare for the upcoming Kerry LEO Student Enterprise Awards which take place at IT Tralee in the new year. The school assembled some ‘Dragons’ […]

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Organisers of the Powering Our Community event in IT Tralee on Friday. From left; Elaine McKenna, NEWKD, Miriam Ryan, Employability Service, lLorna Griffin, NEWKD and Dee Keogh, NEWKD. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Conference Showcases Community Spirit In Kerry

November 14, 2017 at 12:40 pm 0 comments

A MAJOR conference encouraging the people of Kerry to embrace change and reach their true potential took place in IT Tralee on Friday. Organised by the North East and West Kerry Development (NEWKD) — with help from Employabilty Services Kerry — with the theme ‘Powering Our Community’, the conference was […]

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Pupils from Moyderwell school with the shoeboxes they put together for the Shoebox Appeal. Photo by Dermot Crean

Moyderwell Pupils Take Part In Christmas Shoebox Appeal

November 14, 2017 at 10:27 am 0 comments

PUPILS at Moyderwell Mercy Primary School showed their generous side by taking part in the annual Team Hope Christmas Shoebox Appeal. The children take part in the appeal every year where they make up boxes for disadvantaged children in other countries. “The boxes are shipped to around 20 disadvantaged countries […]

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Revisit The 1980s With Tralee Photographer’s New Book

Revisit The 1980s With Tralee Photographer’s New Book

November 13, 2017 at 4:38 pm Comments are Disabled

IF the soccer doesn’t interest you tomorrow evening, then why not take a trip down memory lane with the launch of a new photo book featuring some well-known local faces. Tralee photographer, John Cleary, has spent the past year trawling through his archive of images from the 1980s and has […]

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Man Punched And Stabbed On Laneway Near Tralee Estate

Man Punched And Stabbed On Laneway Near Tralee Estate

November 13, 2017 at 3:19 pm Comments are Disabled

GARDAI are appealing for the public’s help after a man was stabbed in an attempted robbery at a laneway near Shanakill on Friday evening, November 10. The man was using a laneway to walk home to his house in an estate at the back of Shanakill at around 7.30pm, when a […]

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Missing Tralee Man Found Safe And Well

Missing Tralee Man Found Safe And Well

November 13, 2017 at 2:21 pm Comments are Disabled

A TRALEE man who had been missing since mid June has been found safe and well. Twenty-one year old John Burke from Tralee was last seen on June 16 in Cork City and gardai later issued a nationwide appeal to find him. His mother Winnie was on Radio Kerry earlier today […]

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Launching the St Vincent de Paul Caballs Toymaster Christmas Toy Appeal were, in front Max Maurice Fitzgerald, Ann Laide of Caballs, Marian Moore, Paddy Kevane, Treasa Walsh, Miriam Deregibus and Caragh Kelliher. Photo by Dermot Crean

Help Caballs And SVP Make A Child’s Christmas Dream A Reality

November 13, 2017 at 1:04 pm Comments are Disabled

ONCE again, Caballs Toymaster has joined forces with St Vincent de Paul again this year to help ensure every child in the area gets a toy they want from Santa this Christmas. The annual appeal has been a great success in the past and it’s hoped the people of Tralee and beyond […]

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CH Prepares To Welcome Shoppers For Biggest Night Of The Year

CH Prepares To Welcome Shoppers For Biggest Night Of The Year

November 13, 2017 at 12:25 pm Comments are Disabled

IT’S all systems go at CH Chemists these days as they prepare for the annual CH Christmas Evening event on this Friday night, November 17. Staff are busily preparing the 800 goodie bags which will be given to customers who spend more than €10 on a first come, first served basis, […]

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Tralee Educate Together NS & Artist Martin Scharer were awarded Artist in Schools Bursary 2017 with Moira Murrell, Chief Executive of Kerry County Council, Cllr Michael O’Shea (former Cathaoirleach of Kerry County Council)& Kate Kennelly, Arts Officer. Photo By : Domnick Walsh ©  Eye Focus LTD ©

Council Announces Arts Awards And Bursary Funding For 2018 

November 13, 2017 at 11:48 am Comments are Disabled

THE annual call for applications to Kerry County Council for arts grants and bursaries is currently underway. The application process is managed by The Arts Office of Kerry County Council and co-ordinated by Arts Officer, Kate Kennelly. “We welcome applications across all our funding streams and see the awarding of […]

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WATCH: Local Filmmaker’s ‘Last Of…’ Series Profiles ‘Top Of The Rock Video’ Store

WATCH: Local Filmmaker’s ‘Last Of…’ Series Profiles ‘Top Of The Rock Video’ Store

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

IT’S the last ‘video’ shop standing in town so it’s only fitting that a local filmmaker would make a short film to find out how it still operates in the face of huge competition in streaming and downloading. Bertie Brosnan met the owner of ‘Top Of The Rock Video’ on […]

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Con Horgan (standing far left) with the performers in Circus Siamsa. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Circus Siamsa Thrills Audiences

November 12, 2017 at 12:15 pm Comments are Disabled

THERE were big crowds in Siamsa Tíre on Saturday for two shows which formed the highlight of the performances during the National Circus of Ireland Festival taking place in Tralee over the past four days. The family-friendly variety show, ‘Circus Siamsa’ was another huge success with two shows at 2pm […]

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Garvey’s Supervalu Tralee Wins Prestigious Store Of The Year Award

Garvey’s Supervalu Tralee Wins Prestigious Store Of The Year Award

November 12, 2017 at 11:27 am 1 comment

GARVEY’S Supervalu in Tralee scooped the National Store of the Year award at the Retail Excellence awards last night. The Tralee store was one of two Kerry stores — along with Vodafone Killarney — in the running for the prestigious top prize and hopes were high when they were announced […]

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Woman Dies In Road Accident In North Kerry

Woman Dies In Road Accident In North Kerry

November 12, 2017 at 10:24 am Comments are Disabled

Gardaí in Listowel are appealing for witness following a fatal traffic collision yesterday. At approximately 12.30pm Gardaí attended the scene of a two car collision on the R555 at Foildarrig near Duagh. A 67-year-old female passenger in one of the cars was removed from the scene by ambulance to University Hospital […]

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Omitting Denny Street As Possible Rank Was “A Farce” Says Tralee Taxi Association Chairperson

Omitting Denny Street As Possible Rank Was “A Farce” Says Tralee Taxi Association Chairperson

November 11, 2017 at 1:09 pm 1 comment

THE Tralee Taxi Association Chairperson has described the omission of Denny Street from the proposed plan for the location of taxi ranks put out for public consultation, as “a farce” and “Fawlty Towers stuff”. Terry Boyle was reacting immediately after the meeting of Tralee Municipal Councillors on Friday, where they […]

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The Institute of Technology Tralee in partnership with Trinity College Dublin, today launched Access 21, an initiative which supports a number of secondary schools in Kerry to develop innovative approaches to formal and informal learning. Access 21 has been operating in Trinity for the past three years. 
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ACCESS 21 @ IT TRALEELAUNCHED TODAY FRIDAY NOVEMBER 10thThe Institute of Technology Tralee in partnership with Trinity College Dublin, today launched Access 21, an initiative which supports a number of secondary schools in Kerry to develop innovative approaches to formal and informal learning. Access 21 has been operating in Trinity for the past three years. One of the main outcomes from the project has been a positive change in student aspirations with an increase in the number of secondary school students intending to progress to university as well as an increase in the number of students wishing to pursue higher professional careers following their completion of Access 21. The aim of the IT Tralee team involved in Access 21 is to replicate the success of the Trinity project using 21st century teaching and learning approaches, supported by professional development for teachers which combined, provide an environment in which students can grow and develop by taking responsibility for and ownership of their own learning. According to the Access 21 Programme Leader at IT Tralee Véronique Lostal Davern, schools who embrace the Access 21 programme report a number of positive outcomes including: enhanced critical thinking skills; removal of barriers which restrict progression to third level and a more equitable and inclusive school environment. “The Access 21 project has a number of key goals which include raising educational aspirations and attainment of Irish second level students from geographical areas where attendance at third level is historically low; supporting schools to develop and promote 21st Century Teaching & Learning and increasing the STEM and ICT capabilities of teachers across the Irish second level sector” stated Véronique.                In conjunction with Trinity College, the Access 21 team at IT Tralee will support partner schools in Kerry to develop and expand ‘college-going’ cultures and for the pilot phase of the project and will work with Killarney Community College, Killorglin Community College, Colaiste Na Riochta, Listowel and Causeway Community SchoolDr. Ronan Smith from Trinity College Dublin joined the IT Tralee team at the Institute on November 10th where the first workshop with teachers from the link schools was held as part of the official Access 21 launch. This included workshops on Mentoring and Leadership in the school environment. Dr. Ronan Smith said “Children in Ireland who are growing up barely ten minutes away from each other can have vastly different aspirations in their education. The Access 21 project aims to ensure that no matter where a child grows up, their ambitions for the future are seen as achievable goals. The project aims to support schools in fostering an environment of 21st century teaching & learning and equipping teachers with the skills needed to implement new digital technologies in the classroom. I am delighted to be in the IT Tralee today to officially launch our new partnership.”Access 21 is funded through support from the Kerry Innovation Centre & Tom Crean Business Centre – Tralee, Trinity College Dublin and IT Tralee.  Further details are available from Brid Mc Elligott@ 066 71 91800

IT Tralee And Trinity College Launch Access 21

November 11, 2017 at 1:05 pm Comments are Disabled

The Institute of Technology Tralee in partnership with Trinity College Dublin, today launched Access 21, an initiative which supports a number of secondary schools in Kerry to develop innovative approaches to formal and informal learning. Access 21 has been operating in Trinity for the past three years. One of the […]

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Know Your Rights: Better Energy Homes Scheme

November 11, 2017 at 1:00 pm 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: Our heating bills are quite high because our house is difficult to heat. Is there a grant available to improve the insulation? Answer: The Better Energy Homes Scheme provides grants […]

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Councillors Vote On Locations For Full Time And Part Time Taxi Ranks

Councillors Vote On Locations For Full Time And Part Time Taxi Ranks

November 10, 2017 at 7:36 pm Comments are Disabled

TRALEE Municipal District councillors approved the new locations for permanent and semi-permanent taxi ranks in the town at a special meeting on Friday afternoon. The taxi rank issue has been a contentious one since drivers were moved out of The Mall to facilitate the ongoing works. The issue of location […]

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Councillors Vote For Daytime Pedestrianisation Of The Mall

Councillors Vote For Daytime Pedestrianisation Of The Mall

November 10, 2017 at 6:21 pm Comments are Disabled

THE Mall is to be a pedestrianised area during the day after Councillors voted in favour of traffic calming measures on a trial basis. The area from the junction of Russell Street an Bridge Street down through The Mall will be accessible to pedestrians only from 10.30am to 6pm from […]

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Rainfall Warning For Kerry Issued For Tonight And Tomorrow

November 10, 2017 at 2:03 pm Comments are Disabled

NOT good. It looks like it’ll be wet tonight and tomorrow according to the experts. It’s already pretty misty this afternoon in Tralee, but Met Eireann has issued a Yellow Status Rainfall Warning for Kerry taking effect from this evening. The warning is for Kerry, Clare Mayo and Galway and […]

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Warehouse Unit At Monavalley Industrial Estate Sells At Auction

Warehouse Unit At Monavalley Industrial Estate Sells At Auction

November 10, 2017 at 12:06 pm Comments are Disabled

  A WAREHOUSE unit in Tralee was sold today for the guide price at the latest BidX1 online auction. Unit 3, Monavalley Industrial Estate,  had a guide price of  €275,000 and after two bids (the initial bid was €265,000) it was sold for that figure. It’s a detached modern warehouse unit, extending […]

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Eoin Liston, Kieran Ruttledge, Sean Walsh and Ogie Moran, models in the Shaws Fashion Show in aid of Kerry Hospice at The Rose Hotel on Thursday night. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Familiar Faces On The Catwalk At Shaws Event (Part 2)

November 10, 2017 at 11:50 am Comments are Disabled

EARLIER we brought you coverage of the Shaws Tralee fashion show in aid of the Irish Hospice Foundation (click here). Well apart from much-need funds being raised for a great cause, a few familiar faces from the world of sport gave their time to strut their stuff on the catwalk […]

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Tralee Company Wins Contract To Deliver Childcare Services At IT Tallaght

Tralee Company Wins Contract To Deliver Childcare Services At IT Tallaght

November 10, 2017 at 11:49 am Comments are Disabled

A TRALEE company has won the contract to deliver childcare services in the Campus Crèche at IT Taillight. Orchard House Ltd, who operate Oakview Village Childcare in Tralee, will deliver childcare services, effective from January 2018. According to Clódagh Moynihan, General Manager of Orchard House Ltd; “We are delighted to have […]

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Iarrthóirí rathúla anuas ar ionadaithe ó Údarás na Gaeltachta, ó Lárionad na Gaeilge (Ollscoil Mhá Nuad), agus Comhairle Chontae Chiarraí/successful candidates as well as representatives from Údarás na Gaeltachta, from the Centre for Irish Language (Maynooth University), and Kerry County Council.

University Presents Award To Irish Language Officer At Kerry County Council

November 10, 2017 at 9:50 am Comments are Disabled

DURING Oireachtas na Samhna 2017 in Killarney, Maynooth University presented Teastas Eorpach na Gaeilge Irish Language (TEG) certificates to successful candidates from Co. Kerry who recently undertook oral exams. At the same event, a newly established award, Gradam TEG, was presented to Kerry County Council’s Irish Language Office in recognition of the exceptional work that […]

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