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At the presentation of a cheque to Pieta House, the proceeds of a bikeathon at Nolan's Londis on North Circular Road were Niall Nolan, Daragh Murnane and Sinead O'Connor of Nolan's Londis and Con O'Connor of Pieta House. Photo by Dermot Crean

Community Effort At Nolan’s Londis Sees Thousands Raised For Pieta House

February 14, 2019 at 10:10 am 0 comments

THE local community turned out in force at a fun charity event in October which ended up raising thousands of euro for Pieta House. Nolan’s Londis on the North Circular Road was the venue for a bikeathon back on October 20 which saw people taking turns in pedalling away on […]

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Gaelcholáiste Chiarraí students Meg Ní Chrónín, Mébh Ní Mhaoldomhnaigh, Caragh Ní Néill, Amy Ní Mháirtín, Aoibhnea Níc Muiris and Eoin Mac Uileagóid who took part in wearing orange for Cycle Against Suicide. Photo by Dermot Crean

Gaelcholáiste Chiarraí Goes Orange For Cycle Against Suicide

February 13, 2019 at 6:18 pm 0 comments

GAELCHOLÁISTE Chiarraí was a colourful place on Wednesday as the school took part in a special event for Cycle Against Suicide. All the students were asked to wear an item of orange clothing with some even painting their faces that colour for the day, in order to complete another ‘gear’ […]

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Mercy Mounthawk Under 15 boys and coaches after winning the Subway All-Ireland Schools U15A Cup final today in Dublin.

Mercy Mounthawk Basketballers Win All-Ireland Final

February 13, 2019 at 5:29 pm 0 comments

TRALEE has new All-Ireland champions thanks to the exploits of Mercy Mounthawk basketballers this afternoon. After some disappointments over the past few week, the Under 15A boys side went to the National Basketball Arena in Tallaght today and won the Subway  All-Ireland Schools final. They beat Malahide in the semi-final […]

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Tralee Mother Appeals For Respite Help For Intellectually-Disabled Son

Tralee Mother Appeals For Respite Help For Intellectually-Disabled Son

February 13, 2019 at 2:49 pm 1 comment

A TRALEE woman is appealing for respite help with her seven year old son who has autism and is intellectually disabled. Selina Switzer was on RTE Radio 1’s Liveline Show on Tuesday where she outlined the constant care her son needs and the pressure it is putting on her family. […]

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John O'Brien (seated centre) receives his Lotto winnings from Na Gaeil GAA on Monday night. Included are, front from left; Mary Maunsell, Pat O'Connor, Cathy Carey, Micheál O'Herlihy. Back from left; Sean O'Connor, Tim Lynch, Joe Clifford, Helen Cooper, Pat Daly and Donal Lucey. Photo by Dermot Crean

John Hits The Na Gaeil GAA Lotto Jackpot With €11,000 Win

February 13, 2019 at 9:41 am 0 comments

AN Oakpark resident is €11,000 richer after he scooped the Na Gaeil GAA Club lotto jackpot recently. The lotto had not been won in 95 weeks so John, a west Cork native and former employee of Kerry Group, was surprised and delighted to learn he had won the prize. John, […]

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Mr Bob Savage, CIT Governing Body Chair; Mr Lionel Alexander, ITT Governing Body Chair
Front Row (L-R) - Dr Oliver Murphy, President ITT; Dr Barry O'Connor, President CIT

CIT And IT Tralee Submit Application To Become Munster Technological University

February 13, 2019 at 9:34 am 1 comment

CORK Institute of Technology (CIT) and the Institute of Technology Tralee (ITT) have submitted a formal application to the Minister for Education and Skills to seek designation as the Munster Technological University (MTU). The application will be considered in accordance with criteria established under the Technological Universities Act 2018. The […]

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OFFICIAL VISIT TO CORK AND KERRY BY H.R.H The Prince of Wales & H.R.H The Duchess of Cornwall 13-15 June 2018.
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Royal Visit To Kerry Cost Council Just Under €11,000

February 13, 2019 at 9:30 am 1 comment

ACCORDING to a report by Radio Kerry today, Kerry County Council spent €10,850.16 on the visit of Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall last June. The royals spent a day in Kerry visiting Derrynane, Siamsa Tíre in Tralee and Killarney House. Staff overtime accounted for €4,461.58 of that total.  The […]

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Jessie Buckley.

Jessie Buckley Makes Forbes 30 Under 30 List

February 12, 2019 at 5:20 pm Comments are Disabled

KERRY native Jessie Buckley, has been recognised in the Entertainment category of the prestigious Forbes 30 Under 30 Europe List 2o19. The Killarney actor was hailed for her performance in the 2018 film ‘Beast’ and comes days after her appearance at the BAFTAS where she was nominated for a Rising Star […]

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Major Dinner In London To Raise Funds For Kerry GAA Centre Of Excellence

Major Dinner In London To Raise Funds For Kerry GAA Centre Of Excellence

February 12, 2019 at 3:27 pm Comments are Disabled

DOZENS of Kerry GAA stars from past and present will attend the ‘Friends of Kerry’ dinner on this Friday night at a five-star hotel in the centre of London. MC Daithi O’Shea will host an evening to celebrate an all star line-up of Kerry GAA greats as well as marking […]

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Robbie Gets New Wheelchair Thanks To Wheelblasters Alliance With KRSP

Robbie Gets New Wheelchair Thanks To Wheelblasters Alliance With KRSP

February 12, 2019 at 2:50 pm Comments are Disabled

A MEMBER of the Kingdom Wheelblasters has a new wheelchair thanks to the alliance the club enjoys with Kerry Recreation and  Sports and Partnership. The wheelchair basketball club formed the alliance to provide the opportunity for more people with physical disabilities the choice to get physically active. During 2018, both partners jointly […]

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Dara Moynihan.

For Third Week In A Row The GAA.ie Footballer Of The Week Is A Kerry Man

February 12, 2019 at 2:32 pm Comments are Disabled

KERRY’s Dara Moynihan has been voted GAA.ie Footballer of the Week beating fellow Kerry man Kevin McCarthy in a public vote. Sean O’Shea had been voted Footballer of the Week for the past two weeks for his performances against Cavan and Tyrone. This time it’s the Spa clubman who wins […]

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No.20 Sand Dune Cottages, Banna.

Three Kerry Properties For Sale At Online Auction

February 12, 2019 at 12:48 pm Comments are Disabled

THREE Kerry properties are part of the next Bidx1 (formerly Allsop) Online Auction to take place next week. Located in Banna, Killarney and Castlecove, the three properties are part of over 250 lots (residential and commercial) to be sold on February 20/21. Over in Banna, No.20 Sand Dune Cottages has […]

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Flemby NS.

SPONSORED: Flemby NS — A School Of Diverse And Enriching Experiences

February 12, 2019 at 11:23 am Comments are Disabled

IT’S a small school but Flemby NS has so much to offer children and parents can find out all about its attributes at an open day next Tuesday, February 19 at 7pm. Flemby NS is a two teacher school on the outskirts of Tralee in Ballymacelligott. It’s a school full […]

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Tralee Sports Complex.

IT Tralee Society To Host Fundraising Fight Night At The Complex

February 12, 2019 at 10:55 am Comments are Disabled

A SOCIETY at the IT Tralee is getting ready to rumble as they prepare for a fundraising boxing night at Tralee Sports Complex. The IT Tralee Spark Society is all about sparking the conversation on Mental Health. The society, which was founded by Co-Chairmen Conor O’Brien and Mike Edgar, holds weekly […]

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The Na Gaeil Léiriú group who will head to Mayo this weekend to compete in the All-Ireland Scór na nÓg Finals.

Na Gaeil Group Bids For Glory At All-Ireland Scór Na nÓg Finals

February 12, 2019 at 10:18 am Comments are Disabled

A GROUP from Na Gaeil will head up the west coast this weekend to take part in the All-Ireland Scór Na nÓg Finals Na Gaeil, Tralee/St. Brendans Board  will be appearing in their second All Ireland Final in a row at Scór Na nÓg level in the Léiriú category at […]

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Man Assaulted In Killorglin On Sunday Has Died In Hospital

Man Assaulted In Killorglin On Sunday Has Died In Hospital

February 11, 2019 at 5:51 pm Comments are Disabled

THE man assaulted in Killorglin in the early hours of Sunday morning has died in hospital. Gardaí are appealing for witnesses following the incident that occurred in The Square, Killorglin, at approximately 2.20am. The man, aged in his early 30s from the Glencar area, was injured during the incident and […]

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Cara Credit Union staff with representatives of the five groups awarded Lauri Healy Sponsorship Awards.

Five Community Groups Receive Sponsorship Awards From Cara Credit Union

February 11, 2019 at 4:58 pm Comments are Disabled

FIVE community groups received funds from Cara Credit Union’s Lauri Healy Community Sponsorship Awards last week. The recipients were Wild Mind Nature Festival, NEWKD and Tralee International Resource Centre, Farranfore Development Association, #GameOn for Autism and St. Ita’s and Joseph’s School. Speaking to“Cara Credit Union is very conscious of our ethos,” said Sean Roche, the […]

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Gardaí Investigate Theft And Criminal Damage Incidents In Tralee, Camp And Castleisland

Gardaí Investigate Theft And Criminal Damage Incidents In Tralee, Camp And Castleisland

February 11, 2019 at 3:39 pm Comments are Disabled

GARDAI are appealing for witnesses and information in relation to a number of incidents of theft and criminal damage in Tralee, Camp and Castleisland. On Saturday night, a window at a business premises on Bridge Street was broken between 7pm and 7.30pm. Gardaí are appealing for witnesses. At 4.30pm on […]

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Tralee Municipal District Manager Michael Scannell, Cathaoirleach of Kerry County Council Cllr Norma Foley and Kerry County Council Chief Executive Moira Murrell at the All Ireland Community and Council Awards in Croke Park.

Kerry County Council Wins Silver Award For The Mall Shared Space

February 11, 2019 at 12:23 pm Comments are Disabled

KERRY County Council accepted a silver award for Best Disability Access & Inclusion Initiative for The Mall shared space in Tralee, at the All Ireland Community and Council Awards on Saturday night. The 2019 winners of the awards were announced at a Gala Awards Ceremony on Saturday, February 9 in Croke Park Stadium. Kerry […]

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SPONSORED: See What St Brendan’s NS In Fenit Can Offer Your Child At Open Evening

SPONSORED: See What St Brendan’s NS In Fenit Can Offer Your Child At Open Evening

February 11, 2019 at 10:54 am Comments are Disabled

IF you’ve a child starting primary school this year, then a trip to Fenit might be in order. St. Brendan’s National School is situated in the beautiful coastal village, just 10 minutes from Tralee and next Monday, February 18, they are holding an open evening from 6.30pm to showcase all the […]

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Park Hotel Kenmare.

Five Kerry Businesses Shortlisted In Irish Breakfast Awards

February 11, 2019 at 10:01 am Comments are Disabled

FIVE businesses in Kerry are among those shortlisted for an award at this year’s Georgina Campbell Irish Breakfast Awards, in association with Fáilte Ireland. Taking place on February 19th at the InterContinental Dublin, the Irish Breakfast Awards celebrate the finest Irish food producers and those who take special pride in […]

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Man Critical After Serious Assault In Killorglin

Man Critical After Serious Assault In Killorglin

February 10, 2019 at 5:23 pm Comments are Disabled

Gardaí are appealing for witnesses following an alleged assault that occurred in the early hours of this morning Sunday 10th February, on The Square, Killorglin, at approximately 2.20a.m. A man in his early 30s was seriously assaulted during an incident. The man was removed to University Hospital Kerry and his […]

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Twitter Loved Kerry’s Battle With Dublin Last Night

Twitter Loved Kerry’s Battle With Dublin Last Night

February 10, 2019 at 1:17 pm Comments are Disabled

THEY came, they saw, but we conquered the Dubs last night in Austin Stack Park. It was a memorable evening in the county capital and Kerry showed great promise for the season ahead when they beat Dublin by the bare minimum. It also proved how important nights like this are […]

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Gardaí Arrest Driver And Find €300 Of Suspected Cocaine In Car

Gardaí Arrest Driver And Find €300 Of Suspected Cocaine In Car

February 10, 2019 at 12:42 pm Comments are Disabled

A DRIVER was found with €300 worth of cocaine after being searched by the Kerry Drugs Unit on Friday. While on patrol in Caherciveen, Gardai from Divisional Drugs Unit in Kerry attempted to stop a Ford Focus which then took off at speed. The car was located after the driver […]

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The opening dance of the Tralee Musical Society 'Strictly Young Dancing' event in the Ballyroe Heights Hotel on Saturday night. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Super ‘Strictly’ Night From Tralee Musical Society

February 10, 2019 at 12:03 pm Comments are Disabled

MATCH? What match? If Tralee Musical Society were worried that the Kerry v Dublin encounter might scupper their success on Saturday night, those fears proved to be unfounded as around 500 people showed up last night. The second ‘Strictly Young Dancing’ was a spectacular occasion in the Ballyroe Heights Hotel […]

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James Sugrue, Mags Sugrue, Jonathan Burrows, Leah Hamill, Adrian Quirke and Jeanette Quirke at the Lee Strand Social at Ballygarry House Hotel on Saturday night. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: A Night Of Great Food, Music And Dancing At Lee Strand Social

February 10, 2019 at 11:20 am Comments are Disabled

OVER 300 people attended the 56th year of the Lee Strand Annual Social on Saturday night at the Ballygarry House Hotel. The annual gathering attended by farmers, shareholders, staff and customers of Lee Strand was a wonderful social evening of fine dining, great music and dancing. On arrival guests enjoyed a […]

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The five O'Brennan student in Athens.

O’Brennan Pupils Enjoy Trip To Athens As Part Of Erasmus Programme

February 10, 2019 at 11:19 am 1 comment

FIVE students from O’Brennan National School have just returned from a week long Erasmus exchange hosted by the Primary School of Egaleo ‘Nikolas Politis’ in Athens. The students enjoyed a five-day programme of events which included spending time with other students and teachers from the partnering primary schools, along with […]

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Ciara Heaslip, Ciara Kelly, Paddy Brosnan and Niall Horan at Shane Clifford's Stand-Up show at The Blasket on Thursday night. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Shane’s Stand-Up Show Is A Sellout In The Blasket

February 9, 2019 at 10:29 am Comments are Disabled

‘SOLD OUT’ was being scribbled on the poster when we arrived at The Blasket on a wet and windy Thursday night. No surprise really. The man on the poster was Shane Clifford from Tralee, but he didn’t sell out his stand-up show just because he’s a local. Shane has been […]

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In front; Breeda Hurley, Brian Hurley, Jacqui Hurley. At back, Jackie, Liam, Mairead, Martin and Ciara Hurley at Brian Hurley's 40th birthday party at Benners Hotel on Friday night. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Brian Hurley Enjoys 40th Birthday Party In Benners

February 9, 2019 at 10:28 am Comments are Disabled

A WELL-KNOWN local broadcaster and TV producer enjoyed a great party with family and friends on Friday night. Brian Hurley celebrated his 40th birthday  with family and friends in Benners Hotel. The former Irish TV and Radio Kerry presenter is now an assistant producer with RTE’s Today programme and owns […]

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Call Goes Out For Kerry Students To Enter Scifest 2019

Call Goes Out For Kerry Students To Enter Scifest 2019

February 9, 2019 at 10:28 am Comments are Disabled

SECOND-LEVEL students from Kerry are being asked to put their skills in science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) to the test again as the call goes out for entries for the 12th annual SciFest@College competition. SciFest is the largest and most inclusive second-level STEM fair initiative on the island of […]

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