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Three Tralee Business People Honoured With Awards

Three Tralee Business People Honoured With Awards

June 15, 2017 at 8:33 pm Comments are Disabled

FIONA Kirby, Don Nolan and Mike McDonnell, three outstanding business people who have shown extraordinary commitment to their customers and the town of Tralee, have won Tralee Business People Awards for April, May and June 2017. The monthly award from Tralee Chamber Alliance recognises people who have made a positive […]

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Kevin Benner Honoured Posthumously With Lifetime Achievement Award

Kevin Benner Honoured Posthumously With Lifetime Achievement Award

June 15, 2017 at 8:13 pm Comments are Disabled

A MAN who made an enormous contribution to the life of the town was honoured posthumously by Tralee Chamber Alliance today, with a special lifetime achievement award. Kevin Benner of Benners Hardware passed away two weeks ago, after decades in the shop on Bridge Street which became a town institution […]

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From left, Inspired members, David Malone, Sinead Joy, Niamh O'Connor, Labhaoise O'Connor, Jonathan Collins of Ballyroe Heights Hotel, Inspired volunteer Maree O'Connor, Breda O'Sullivan, Denise O'Mahony, Carmel Roche and Jack Dowey Kingston at the launch of the fashion show for Inspired at Ballyroe Heights Hotel on Friday afternoon. Photo by Dermot Crean

Fashion Show From Inspired All Set To Be A Memorable Night

June 15, 2017 at 1:25 pm Comments are Disabled

MEMBERS of the Inspired group are putting the final preparations together for their fashion show in Ballyroe Heights Hotel tomorrow night. The show will take place on Friday, June 16 at 8pm, is the main fundraiser for the service  provided to young adults with intellectual disabilities at its Friary Lane base in Tralee. Inspired […]

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Tralee Native Helps Bring First Hong Kong Rose To Festival

Tralee Native Helps Bring First Hong Kong Rose To Festival

June 15, 2017 at 10:23 am Comments are Disabled

A TRALEE man has been instrumental in ensuring a first Hong Kong Rose is Tralee bound this year. Clarissa Langley Coleman won the Hong Kong selection and will now travel to Tralee for the festival in August. Marcus O’Connor, son of the late Florence O’Connor of Tralee — a well-known […]

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Fairies To Enchant Children In Kilflynn As Festival Returns

Fairies To Enchant Children In Kilflynn As Festival Returns

June 15, 2017 at 9:36 am Comments are Disabled

  KILFLYNN Enchanted Fairy Festival, which celebrates all things magical for children and adults alike is taking place again in the scenic village of Kilflynn on Saturday, June, 24 and Sunday June 25. The Kilflynn Fairy Council have again teamed up with the local fairies, elves and magical characters to bring this festival […]

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Blue is the colour…Pupils from Castledrum National School, County Kerry, helped raise the Blue Flag on Inch Strand,  one of  Kerry County Councils 14 Blue Flags beaches for the 2017 season. Kerry beaches have again maintained their excellent standard this year with the awarding of 14 Blue Flags for 2017 by An Taisce – The National Trust for Ireland, raising the Blue Flag was, Gavin Sheehan, Eden Murphy, Carla Evan, Tirna Murphy, Kielan Foley, Dylan Ladden, Jamie Ladden, Sophie O’Connor.Photo:Valerie O’Sullivan/FREE PIC***/NO REPRO FEE***

Inch Strand Has Had Some Good Publicity This Week

June 14, 2017 at 3:28 pm Comments are Disabled

IT may have come in for mention as a great surfing spot by a famous rock star on Sunday, but it was Inch Strand’s environmental quality that was recognised today with the official raising of its Blue Flag. Members of Kerry County Council were present to raise one of the county’s 14 Blue […]

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Jade and Mai Moynihan at the 'Arrival Of Summer' party at Kirby's Brogue Inn on Tuesday night. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Brogue Inn Soirée Heralds The Arrival Of Summer Season

June 14, 2017 at 1:16 pm Comments are Disabled

A HOST of people involved in the tourism industry in Tralee were invited to a special night in Kirby’s Brogue Inn last night. It was all to herald the start of the summer season at the Rock Street institution where there will be live music seven nights a week and […]

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Lorraine Carey and previous winner daugher Elise Carey-McGibney 9

Poetry Talent Runs In The Family As Lorraine Collects Prize

June 14, 2017 at 11:08 am Comments are Disabled

A FENIT woman was a finalist in a recent all-Ireland poetry competition organised by Trócaire with Poetry Ireland. Lorraine Carey from Fenit, entered the competition on the theme of ‘Before the Storm’ and came joint-runner up.. 2017 is the third year Lorraine attended the annual awards ceremony, but this time it […]

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Is Your Estate Or Garden Worthy Of A Tralee Tidy Towns Award?

Is Your Estate Or Garden Worthy Of A Tralee Tidy Towns Award?

June 14, 2017 at 10:13 am Comments are Disabled

IT’S that time of the year when people take even better care of their businesses, gardens and estates to impress the national Tidy Towns judges who have awarded Tralee the Gold Medal for the past five years. Well there is also a local competition and applications are now open for people […]

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Call Goes Out For Volunteers In This Year’s Rose Of Tralee Festival

Call Goes Out For Volunteers In This Year’s Rose Of Tralee Festival

June 13, 2017 at 5:01 pm Comments are Disabled

VOLUNTEERS are being sought to help co-ordinate and marshal the multitude of events planned for this year’s Rose of Tralee International Festival from  August 16-22. The 2016 Rose of Tralee, Maggie McEldowney, took time out of her busy schedule to thank the current volunteer panel and encourage new personnel to […]

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Nine Kerry Properties To Go To Allsop Auction Next Month

Nine Kerry Properties To Go To Allsop Auction Next Month

June 13, 2017 at 2:47 pm Comments are Disabled

THERE are nine Kerry properties going to auction online at the next Allsop event on July 5/6. The lots are located in the north, south and east of the county and are sure to draw interest. There are two properties in the Sand Dune Cottages part of Banna, both with […]

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Nearly 50 Women Gave Kerry Address When Seeking Abortion Services In UK Last Year

Nearly 50 Women Gave Kerry Address When Seeking Abortion Services In UK Last Year

June 13, 2017 at 11:04 am Comments are Disabled

THERE were 49 women who gave Kerry addresses when accessing abortion services in England and Wales in 2016, according to statistics published by the UK Department of Health.   This annual report, published by the UK Department of Health, presents statistics on abortions carried out in England and Wales, and has been published in […]

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Nurses Organisation Appoints West Kerry Woman To Succeed Liam Doran

Nurses Organisation Appoints West Kerry Woman To Succeed Liam Doran

June 13, 2017 at 10:06 am Comments are Disabled

THE Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation (INMO), has appointed a west Kerry Gaeltacht native to the position of General Secretary Designate from  July  1, 2017. Ms Phil Ní Sheaghdha, will replace the current General Secretary, Liam Doran, when he retires on  January 1, 2018. Ms. Ní Sheaghdha, currently INMO Director of […]

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Craft Makers Centre To Close Later This Month

Craft Makers Centre To Close Later This Month

June 12, 2017 at 4:13 pm 1 comment

THERE was sad news this morning when the news came through that the Craft Makers centre on Ashe Street will close its doors later this month. The centre which sold items made by local craftspeople, hosted exhibitions and workshops, is closing due to insufficient trade. A statement was issued by […]

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How Twitter Reacted To Páirc Uí Chaoimh Not Being Ready For Munster Finals

How Twitter Reacted To Páirc Uí Chaoimh Not Being Ready For Munster Finals

June 12, 2017 at 3:48 pm Comments are Disabled

WITH the news that Fitzgerald Stadium will host the Munster football finals for the third year in a row, many people took to Twitter to express delight/disgust/bemusement… Great news that the first game in the ‘new’ Pairc won’t be Kerry winning a Munster Title! Well done the builders 👍🏻 — […]

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Gardaí Investigate Incidents Of Criminal Damage In Tralee

Gardaí Investigate Incidents Of Criminal Damage In Tralee

June 12, 2017 at 3:13 pm Comments are Disabled

GARDAI are asking for the public’s assistance with regard to incidents of criminal damage in the town. In the early hours of today, Monday morning, significant damage was caused at the gateway to St John’s Church in Castle Street. The stone pillar was damaged in the incident. Gardaí believe someone […]

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The Kerry Rose, Breda O'Mahony, with Barry Heffernan, Clodagh Moynihan and Mags O'Halloran at the launch of the Cycle Against Suicide Spinoff on Monday. Photo by Lisa O'Mahony.

Cycle Against Suicide Spinoff To Take Place In Tralee This August

June 12, 2017 at 2:33 pm Comments are Disabled

THE community of Tralee will once again host a 50km cycle as part of the Cycle Against Suicide SpinOff series this August. A SpinOff is a locally organised cycle that takes place monthly after the main 14-day Cycle around the island of Ireland ends. The events are locally organised, owned by […]

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Fitzgerald Stadium yesterday. Photo by Dermot Crean.

Cork v Kerry Munster Final Likely To Be Played In Killarney

June 12, 2017 at 2:25 pm Comments are Disabled

The new Páirc Uí Chaoimh stadium will not host the Munster football finals scheduled for July 2,  the Cork County Board has confirmed, making it likely that Killarney will be the venue for the games. It was planned that the Cork v Kerry showpiece would be the the attraction on opening day […]

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PHOTOS: Fun Sports Day At Presentation Primary School

PHOTOS: Fun Sports Day At Presentation Primary School

June 12, 2017 at 10:48 am Comments are Disabled

By Adrienne McLoughlin Presentation Primary School’s Active Week came to a fitting finale on Friday when the annual school sports took place. There was some doubt during the week if the weather would improve and allow the event take place, but the decision to go ahead proved a good one. […]

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Runners taking part in the Donal Walsh Spa 6K Challenge on Sunday morning. Photo by Lisa O'Mahony.

PHOTOS: Rainbows And Rockets At Spa NS For 6k Challenge

June 12, 2017 at 10:26 am Comments are Disabled

IT was wet and windy last Sunday but the ‘Live Life’ spirit shone brightly in all those who turned out for the ‘Donal Walsh Spa 6K Challenge’ hosted by Spa N.S on Sunday. The school organised the family fun day in honour of Donal, their past pupil. “We wanted to […]

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PHOTOS: More From The Connect Kerry Women In Business Awards (Part 2)

PHOTOS: More From The Connect Kerry Women In Business Awards (Part 2)

June 11, 2017 at 10:32 am Comments are Disabled

A LAVISH ceremony was held on Friday evening in Ballyroe Heights Hotel which honoured women who excelled in business in the county As we told you earlier there were many winners in various categories on the night (click here for previous story and photos). The Connect Magazine Women in Business Awards were attended by […]

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PHOTOS: Having A Ball At The Rose Hotel For A Great Cause

PHOTOS: Having A Ball At The Rose Hotel For A Great Cause

June 11, 2017 at 10:32 am Comments are Disabled

A MIDSUMMER’S Ball for charity took place on Friday night at the Rose Hotel with Miriam O’Callaghan as special guest for the evening along with RTE colleague and Kerry native Katie Hannon. Guests were welcomed with a champagne reception before a delicious meal and entertainment from The Disagreements followed by a disco. There was over 140 […]

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Marian Sullivan, Breda Bryne, Joan Holland, Ivanka Bozovayska and Joan Broderick at the Connect Kerry Women in Business Awards at Ballyroe Heights Hotel on Friday night. Photo by Lisa O'Mahony.

PHOTOS: Celebrating Women In Business At Connect Kerry Awards

June 11, 2017 at 10:31 am Comments are Disabled

WOMEN in business in Kerry were celebrated with a Black Tie gala ceremony on Friday in Ballyroe Heights Hotel. Organised by Margaret Kissane of Connect Magazine, the Connect Kerry Women in Business Awards celebrated and recognized the enormous entrepreneurial talent and success of women who both own and manage businesses in […]

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Listellick National School players with trainers Damien Finn and Carol Benner at the Garda-organised Blitz at Na Gaeil Football Club on Friday. Photo by Lisa O'Mahony.

PHOTOS: Kids Have A Blast At Second Annual Garda-Organised Blitz

June 10, 2017 at 12:30 pm Comments are Disabled

PRIMARY School children from all over Tralee showed off their skills at Na Gaeil GAA Grounds on Friday morning for the second annual Community Policing Garda Blitz in association with Cumann na mBunscoil. Twelve teams took part in total, with the aim of the blitz to encourage the young people in Kerry […]

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Luke Earns School Spirit Award At Balloonagh School

Luke Earns School Spirit Award At Balloonagh School

June 10, 2017 at 12:28 pm Comments are Disabled

THE Student Council at Scoil Eoin Balloonagh awarded second class student Luke O’Donoghue this year’s School Spirit Award on Friday. The award isn’t based on academic ability, but the child’s behaviour, presence, attitude and enthusiasm in class. Each teacher in the school anonymously nominated a child. The student council, which comprises […]

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Rachel Bowler, Aoife O'Carroll, Lauren O'Grady, Aoibín O'Bryan, and Orla O'Reilly who won Best Senior Girls Team at the All Ireland School's Athletics at the weekend. Photo by Lisa O'Mahony.

Mounthawk Students Take Home Gold At All Ireland Schools Athletics

June 10, 2017 at 12:28 pm Comments are Disabled

MERCY Mounthawk had a very successful trip to the All Ireland School’s Athletics in Tullamore last weekend. The senior girls were awarded Best Senior Girls Team, with some of the team also winning individual medals. Aoibhín O’Brien won gold at the senior girls Long Jump, while Lauren O’Grady won bronze in […]

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Know Your Rights: Medical Card And Domiciliary Care Allowance

June 10, 2017 at 12:28 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: I’m getting Domiciliary Care Allowance for my daughter so I was happy to hear that medical card cover was being extended to children who qualify for the payment. […]

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Calling All Truckers For An Event To Help Cystic Fibrosis Charity

Calling All Truckers For An Event To Help Cystic Fibrosis Charity

June 9, 2017 at 12:12 pm Comments are Disabled

A GROUP of big-hearted Kerry hauliers are calling on their fellow truckers across the country to join them next month for a fundraising truck run in aid of cystic fibrosis charity, TLC4CF. Tony Nolan and Matt O’Regan have joined forces with families affected by CF to organise the Kerry Rose […]

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A Summer Soirée Of Art And Music With Tralee Art Group

A Summer Soirée Of Art And Music With Tralee Art Group

June 9, 2017 at 11:04 am 2 comments

BAILE Mhuire Day Care Centre and Tralee Art Group are jointly hosting a Summer Soirée of Art and Music on Thursday June 15, at 6-9pm. Admission Free. The evening will provide an opportunity to experience the tranquillity and beauty of this excellent centre in the heart of Tralee. Visitors can browse […]

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WATCH: Ballyheigue And Killorglin Youth Projects Need Film Views To Win Award

WATCH: Ballyheigue And Killorglin Youth Projects Need Film Views To Win Award

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

YOUNG people from Neighbourhood Youth Project, Killorglin and Club Óg-Ógras, Ballyheigue are calling on their local communities to help them win a national award as part of the Irish Cancer Society’s X-HALE Youth Awards. The groups have submitted films that encourage young people to be “smoke free” into the 2017 X-HALE Short Film […]

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