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At back; Principal of Kerry College of Further Education Mary Lucey and Mary Tansley. In front; Grace O'Mahony and Mary Anne White with Santa at the KCFE 'Christmas On Campus' day on Thursday. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Students Enjoy ‘Christmas On Campus’ At KCFE

December 14, 2018 at 8:33 am 0 comments

A BIT of winter snow would have been preferable to the torrential rain outside Kerry College of Further Education on Thursday, but there was a great festive atmosphere as students enjoyed ‘Christmas On Campus’. McHales Catering who operate the canteen at KCFE kindly subsidised a Christmas lunch of turkey and […]

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Pick Up Something Different For Christmas At Craft Fair In Roundy’s

Pick Up Something Different For Christmas At Craft Fair In Roundy’s

December 14, 2018 at 8:32 am 1 comment

ROUNDY’S Bar is used to hosting artistic events and on Saturday the place will be full of handmade items which would make ideal Christmas presents. A group of local artists are having a pop-up Christmas craft fair at the bar from 1pm to 6pm. The artists are Rebecca Lyons origami, […]

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Martin Moore, Paige and Mags Quillinan, Aoife Moynihan, Maura Sullivan, Mary and Deirdre Moore with 'Jazz' launching the Santa Fun Run at Tralee Wetlands on Tuesday. Photo by Dermot Crean

It’s Almost Time For The Santa 5k Fun Run

December 14, 2018 at 8:31 am 1 comment

THE horrible weather is due to have passed by the time hundreds of people decked in red converge on Tralee Bay Wetlands centre for the annual  Santa 5k Fun Run and there’s still time to register. Now in its sixth year this event has gone from strength to strength as families […]

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Niall Nolan presents Catherine Kearns with her new 49" Panasonic LED Smart TV which she won in the Nolan's Londis draw. Photo by Dermot Crean

Catherine Collects Her New 49″ Panasonic TV After Winning Latest Nolan’s Londis Draw

December 13, 2018 at 5:41 pm 0 comments

A NICE early Christmas present was handed over to a local woman who is the latest winner in the Nolan’s Londis Christmas TV Giveaway. Catherine Kearns from The Belfry — but originally from St John’s Park across the road from Nolan’s on North Circular Road — was presented with her new 49″ […]

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At the Kerry ETB 'EmPowerMe' event at The Rose Hotel on Thursday were Aisling Coughlan and Néidin O'Sullivan of Killarney Community College, Cllr Aoife Thornton, Guest speaker Louise O'Neill, Cllr Norma Moriarty, Cllr Toireasa Ferris and Anne Marie Hassett of Kerry ETB. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Kerry ETB Celebrates Young Women At ‘EmPowerMe’ Event

December 13, 2018 at 3:48 pm 1 comment

‘EmPowerMe’ a Kerry Education and Training Board event to celebrate young women in modern Ireland and the 100 years of the Women’s vote was held in The Rose Hotel on Thursday. February 2018 marked the 100th anniversary of Irish women’s right to vote and Kerry ETB acknowledged that this was a huge […]

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Scoil Eoin third class pupils  who were doing 'The Wizard of Oz, before going on stage on Wednesday night. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Three Nights Of Great Entertainment At Scoil Eoin Christmas Concerts

December 13, 2018 at 10:20 am 0 comments

AFTER weeks of preparation, hundreds of children at Scoil Eoin in Balloonagh had a chance to show their singing, dancing and acting abilities as the annual Christmas concerts. Taking place over three nights in the school hall there was everything from The Snowman to the Wizard of Oz, pop hits […]

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Santa with Moyderwell pupils taking part in the Jingle Bell Jog on Wednesday morning. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Moyderwell Pupils Jingle All The Way Round The Park In Fundraiser

December 13, 2018 at 10:19 am 0 comments

A FRESH morning in the Town Park provided ideal conditions for a healthy and enjoyable fundraiser involving Moyderwell Mercy Primary School pupils. The ‘Jingle Bell Jog’ saw excited pupils, with many donning Santa hats and Christmas jumpers, do a circuit of the Park. “The Jingle Bell Jog is a festive […]

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'Harry The Hypno' transfixes his fellow pupils before the Christmas concert at Gaelscoil Mhic Easmainn on Tuesday night. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Gaelscoil Puts On A Feast Of Festive Entertainment At Christmas Concert

December 13, 2018 at 10:18 am 0 comments

THE wind was howling and the rain teeming down outside, but the excitement was palpable inside Gaelscoil Mhic Easmainn for the first night of their Christmas concerts. From Junior Infants to Sixth Class, the pupils have been rehearsing for weeks with their hard-working teachers and the fruits of their labour […]

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Gardaí Charge Two Teenagers After Burglary At Hotel

Gardaí Charge Two Teenagers After Burglary At Hotel

December 13, 2018 at 9:41 am 0 comments

GARDAI investigating a burglary incident at a hotel yesterday, have charged two men in the late teens. They are due to appear before the courts at a later date. Gardaí arrested the two men following the burglary at the hotel on the outskirts of Tralee in the early hours of […]

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Dressing Georgian-style foe the KCFE Carol Singing  in the Marquee on the Mall on Wednesday. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTO: KCFE Students And Staff Go Carol Singing For St Vincent de Paul

December 12, 2018 at 4:09 pm 0 comments

KERRY College of Further Education students certainly brightened up the Mall on Wednesday with their Georgian-dress themed Christmas Carol Singing held as a fundraiser in aid of St Vincent De Paul. It marks the first Christmas of KCFE in the Tralee Town Centre Campus on Denny Street.  The students have been made feel very […]

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Wind And Rain Warnings For Tonight And Tomorrow

December 12, 2018 at 2:27 pm 0 comments

THERE’S some wet and windy weather on the way tonight and during tomorrow according to Met Eireann as they issued two Status Yellow warnings for Kerry. A wind warning for Kerry, Waterford, Wexford, Cork, will see southeasterly winds reach mean speeds between 50 and 65km/h at times, with gusts between […]

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Tralee Food Festival Brought Forward To May For Next Year

Tralee Food Festival Brought Forward To May For Next Year

December 12, 2018 at 2:12 pm 0 comments

IT was a massive success this year with huge crowds enjoying a host of events over a weekend in September and we won’t have to wait as long for the next one. The Tralee Food Festival in 2018 was the largest Food Festival in Tralee to date, with a 60% […]

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Launching the fundraiser in Kirby's Bar, Ballyheigue, were, in front; Tadhg O'Halloran, Agnes O'Brien, Rachel O'Brien and Gemma Smith of Acquired Brain Injury Castleisland. Back from left; Michael Keane, Ray Stack, Michelle O'Brien and Eimear O'Mahony. Photo by Dermot Crean

Rachel’s Fundraiser For Organisation Helping Her Recover From Stroke

December 12, 2018 at 11:48 am 0 comments

A FUNDRAISER for an organisation which is helping a young local woman recover from a debilitating stroke, will be held this Saturday in Ballyheigue. Kirby’s Bar will be the place to be when they hold their bi-annual charity night with the Acquired Brain Injury in Castleisland benefitting. This charity is very […]

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Gardaí Arrest Two Teenagers After Burglary At Hotel

Gardaí Arrest Two Teenagers After Burglary At Hotel

December 12, 2018 at 11:32 am 0 comments

GARDAI have arrested two men in their late teens following a burglary at a hotel on the outskirts of north Tralee in the early hours of this morning. Shortly after 3am, Gardaí were called to the scene of a burglary that had just occurred. Following initial investigations, Gardaí arrested two […]

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Presentation pupils who performed Beatles songs during the school's Christmas Concert on Tuesday morning. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: An Eclectic Musical Treat For Presentation Christmas Concert

December 12, 2018 at 9:31 am Comments are Disabled

THE giddiness, the high-pitched squeals, the nerves…and that’s just the teachers. Christmas concerts are in full swing in schools all over town, a time when pupils get to impress their families and classmates with their prodigious acting and singing talents. We visited Presentation Primary on Tuesday morning when the third […]

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Launching the Enable Ireland Kerry Diamond Ball at Ballygarry House Hotel, were, in front; Sean Scally of Enable Ireland Kerry, Siobhan Murphy of The Kerryman and Billy Nolan of Hilsers. At back is Mark Teahan of Tralee Printing Works, Brian Hurley, Breeda Hurley, Celene Moloney and Padraig McGillicuddy of Ballygarry. Photo by Dermot Crean

A Diamond Night Out At Glitzy Black-Tie Ball In Ballygarry

December 12, 2018 at 9:12 am Comments are Disabled

WITH a real diamond up for grabs, top class dining and one of Ireland’s best bands to entertain, the inaugural Diamond Ball at Ballygarry House Hotel is certainly set to be a dazzling event. The Diamond Ball is being hosted by Enable Ireland Kerry on Saturday, February 23, 2019. Guests […]

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Nominations Sought For Kerry Person Of The Year 2019

Nominations Sought For Kerry Person Of The Year 2019

December 12, 2018 at 9:07 am Comments are Disabled

NOMINATIONS are welcome for the Kerry Association in Dublin, Kerry Person of the Year award 2019. 2019 will be a landmark year for the Kerry Person of the Year award as it will be the 40th anniversary of the award and they plan to make it in an incredible night […]

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Majella Votta of Mercy Mounthawk.

Tralee Students Win National Poetry Aloud Competition Awards

December 11, 2018 at 4:42 pm Comments are Disabled

STUDENTS from secondary schools in Tralee won two of the three categories in the annual Poetry Aloud competition out of 1,700 entries from 143 schools all over Ireland. And one of the Tralee students was also declared Overall Winner. Organised by the National Library of Ireland (NLI) and Poetry Ireland, in partnership with UCC, the winners […]

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Graduates of the National Tour Guiding Course at the Kerry ETB Presentation of Certificates. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Kerry ETB Hosts Presentation Of Certificates In Rose Hotel

December 11, 2018 at 3:35 pm Comments are Disabled

IT has been another busy year for Kerry ETB Training Centre in Monavalley and their second graduation event of 2018 – ‘Presentation of Certificates Ceremony’ took place on Thursday night last at The Rose Hotel,. There were 436 certificates issued to graduates who attended on the night with their families […]

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Hazel Cullen and Megan K Fox, winners of the first Kerry Film Bursary.

First Kerry Film Bursary Awarded To Aid Shooting Of Film In West Kerry

December 11, 2018 at 1:54 pm 1 comment

KERRY County Council’s Film Bursary, the first of its kind in Kerry, has been awarded to writer/director Megan K. Fox and producer Hazel Cullen. Out of 80 submissions, the panel selected Megan and Hazel’s short film entitled Cailín Álainn. The film follows a teenager’s personal story of discovery and strength in […]

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At the presentation of the cheque to three organisation to benefit from the Grace Moran Memorial Walk were Con O'Connor of Pieta House, Jimmy Moran, Sr Agnes of Cuan Mhuire, Eileen Moran and Henry Burrows of Tralee MS Society. Photo by Dermot Crean

Walk In Grace’s Memory Raises Incredible Amount For Three Organisations

December 11, 2018 at 12:25 pm 1 comment

A WALK, held a month ago from Kerins O’Rahillys clubhouse, has raised a phenomenal amount of money for three organisations. The Grace Moran Memorial Walk was held on Sunday, November 11 and people turned out in their hundreds to remember the popular Kerries lady who died in November, 2017. When […]

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Kerry Airport

Funding Of Nearly €1.2m Announced For Kerry Airport

December 11, 2018 at 11:34 am Comments are Disabled

FUNDING of €1,198,846.73 has been announced this morning for Kerry Airport towards operating expenses. This Government funding from the Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport will go towards the operating costs associated with providing essential services in the areas of safety and security and is in addition to a further over €1 […]

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Looking forward to the St John's Ashe Street Christmas Fair the Saturday were Mona Butler, Rev. Jim Stephens, Rhona Giles and Mary Kinch. Photo by Dermot Crean

Call To The St John’s Ashe Street Christmas Fair This Saturday

December 11, 2018 at 9:54 am 1 comment

TEACH an tSolais at St John’s Ashe Street will once again be a hive of activity on Saturday as the parish hosts its annual Christmas Fair. Taking place from 10.30am to 2.30pm, it’s set to be a fantastic day for all the family with raffles and hampers, face-painting, children’s games teas/coffees […]

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At the Remembrance Tree ahead of this Sunday's ceremony were Sharon Roche, Frank Hartnett of Kerry County Council, Joshua Roche and Philomena Duggan. Photo by Dermot Crean

Special Ceremony At Tree To Remember Loved Ones Who Died By Suicide

December 11, 2018 at 9:53 am Comments are Disabled

A TREE outside the old Tralee Town Council building (now the motor tax office) will once again be a focal point to remember those who have lost their lives to suicide with a special ceremony this Sunday. Over the last number of years the tree has served as a poignant reminder and […]

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Mark Leen and Frank Hartnett who laid a wreath at the Christie Hennessy statue on Tuesday morning to mark the 11th anniversary of the singer's death. Photo by Dermot Crean

Christie Hennessy Remembered In Song On His Anniversary

December 11, 2018 at 9:51 am 1 comment

TODAY marks the 11th anniversary of the death of one of Tralee’s best loved sons. On December 11, 2007, Christie Hennessy succumbed to illness and he will be remembered with the town centre filled with his music this afternoon. Tralee Chamber Alliance and Kerry County Council have combined to have […]

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Gardaí Investigate Theft And Criminal Damage Incidents In Tralee

Gardaí Investigate Theft And Criminal Damage Incidents In Tralee

December 10, 2018 at 4:06 pm Comments are Disabled

GARDAI in Tralee are investigating a number of theft and criminal damage incidents in town over the past couple of weeks. On Thursday, November 29, a bike was stolen from The Mall area between 12.30pm and 2pm. The bike is bright green in colour and gardaí are asking if they […]

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Members of Tralee Bay Swimming Club looking forward to the Christmas Swim 2018. Photo by Domnick Walsh

Time To Start Thinking About The Christmas Swim In Fenit

December 10, 2018 at 2:16 pm Comments are Disabled

TRALEE Bay Swimming Club has announced details of the 66th annual Christmas Day Swim in Fenit. Once again, the collection will be in aid of RNLI Fenit Lifeboats. The swim will take place at 12 noon and will begin with the traditional singing of Jingle Bells before Santa sounds the […]

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Scoil Nuachabháil pupils with the dignity packs they made up for homeless people.

Scoil Nuachabháil Pupils Produce Dignity Packs For Homeless

December 10, 2018 at 2:01 pm 1 comment

SCOIL Nuachabáil pupils have shown their awareness of the homeless crisis in Ireland today by producing ‘Dignity Packs’ for local homeless people. Dignity Packs contain an item of clothing, hygiene products such as toothbrush, soap etc., as well as other items like plasters and cotton buds as well as small […]

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Majella Duignan (right) presents a cheque, the proceed of a coffee morning, to Marisa Reidy of Recovery Haven. Photo by Dermot Crean

Coffee Morning Raises Great Amount For Recovery Haven

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

A COFFEE morning held back in October raised €1,400 for Recovery Haven. Nutrifit for Women at Princes Street held the event on October 23 where members brought in cakes, buns, pies and scones and there was a great turnout. Majella Duignan of the Nutrifit dedicated the month of October to […]

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Róisín Smullen with Gráinne and Róisín Healy at the Gaelscoil Mhic Easmainn Christmas Fair at the school on Sunday. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Gaelscoil Mhic Easmainn Packed For Annual Christmas Fair

December 10, 2018 at 8:32 am Comments are Disabled

GAELSCOIL Mhic Easmainn’s hall was packed on Sunday as they held their annual Christmas Fair. Parents and children enjoyed a great day’s entertainment with some amazing hampers and goodies up for grabs in the raffles and auction, while all proceeds went back into the school. There was also stalls selling […]

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