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And They’re Off…€18,000 In Prize Money For Castle Bar’s ‘Cheltenham Rollover’

And They’re Off…€18,000 In Prize Money For Castle Bar’s ‘Cheltenham Rollover’

March 10, 2015 at 10:51 am Comments are Disabled

CHELTENHAM has arrived and  while many pubs and bookies will see a surge in business, one Rock Street hostelry becomes the hub of activity for the week. It has almost become a tradition for many punters in town to converge on The Castle Bar where their ‘Cheltenham Rollover’ is the highlight of […]

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Listowel And Kilmoyley Kids Look For Your Votes in ‘Doodle 4 Google’ Competition

Listowel And Kilmoyley Kids Look For Your Votes in ‘Doodle 4 Google’ Competition

March 10, 2015 at 9:42 am Comments are Disabled

THREE Kerry children have made it into the final stage of voting in Google’s ‘Doodle 4 Google’ competition with online voting opening to the public open from March 9. Mikey Corridon from Scoil Naomh Eirc (Group 1) Kilmoyley along Colm O’Sullivan (Group 1) from the same school are joined by Jane Flanagan, Convent […]

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VIDEO: Amazing Footage Of Kerry As Photographer Looks To ‘Kickstart’ New Book

VIDEO: Amazing Footage Of Kerry As Photographer Looks To ‘Kickstart’ New Book

March 10, 2015 at 9:26 am Comments are Disabled

A KERRY photographer is looking to fundraise the cost of his new book which is set to feature stunning photographs of the west coast of Ireland. And he’s also made a video (below) that will stop you in your tracks it’s so beautiful. The book will be called ‘Atlantic Light’ […]

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Gardaí Investigate Series Of Burglaries In Tralee

Gardaí Investigate Series Of Burglaries In Tralee

March 9, 2015 at 2:38 pm Comments are Disabled

GARDAÍ are investigating a series of burglaries in the Spa Road/Balloonagh area of town on Thursday/Friday, March 5-6. The four break-ins occurred between 9pm and 5am in the morning and mobile phones, medication, small amounts of cash were among the items taken by the thief or thieves. The person(s) entered the houses via unlocked […]

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IT Tralee Set To Host ‘Food 4 Thought’ Event

IT Tralee Set To Host ‘Food 4 Thought’ Event

March 9, 2015 at 2:20 pm Comments are Disabled

The Hotel Culinary Arts and Tourism Department (HCT) of the IT Tralee are preparing to host their ‘Food 4 Thought’ event on Wednesday, March 25 at the North Campus from 10am to 3pm. The event which is now in its third year will feature a series of workshops and demonstrations […]

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Irish Cancer Society Appeals To Kerry Businesses For Daffodil Day

Irish Cancer Society Appeals To Kerry Businesses For Daffodil Day

March 9, 2015 at 10:50 am Comments are Disabled

  BUSINESSES in Kerry are being asked to play a part in this year’s upcoming Daffodil Day which this year is set to take place on Friday, March 27. The Irish Cancer Society along with Dell Ireland are hoping that more businesses in Kerry and members of the public around the […]

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PHOTOS: Rugby Club Holds Race Night To Raise Funds For Lights

PHOTOS: Rugby Club Holds Race Night To Raise Funds For Lights

March 9, 2015 at 10:42 am Comments are Disabled

O’DONNELL’S at Mounthawk played host to a Race Night in aid of Tralee Rugby Club on Friday. Tralee RFC are raising funds to replace the floodlights which were stolen from their grounds last November. Speaking at the event, Jeremy Walsh, Chairman of Tralee RFC said; “Rugby’s a game that’s played in the […]

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Kerry Cork Health Link Bus To Feature On RTE Radio 1 Show

Kerry Cork Health Link Bus To Feature On RTE Radio 1 Show

March 9, 2015 at 9:42 am Comments are Disabled

THE Kerry Cancer Support Group’s Kerry Cork Health Link Bus literally caught the eye of journalist Brian O’Connell last week which will result in the service being featured on the Sean O’Rourke Show on RTE Radio 1 on Tuesday morning. Mr O’Connell saw the service while out and about in Cork and […]

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Flemby National school with there new Active Schools Flag. Photo by Gavin O'Connor.

PHOTOS: Flemby’s Fighting Fit As Active Flag Is Raised At The School

March 8, 2015 at 12:09 pm Comments are Disabled

  A MILESTONE was reached by the 21-pupil, two teacher Flemby National School in Ballymacelligott on Thursday when they raised their new Active School Flag. The Active School Flag award recognises schools that strive to achieve a physically educated and active school community. Flemby National School is a two teacher co-educational school, […]

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Kerry County Council Writer in Residence, Maire Holmes with Gaelcholáiste Chiarraí students at the poetry writing session to mark World Book Day in Kerry County Library were, from left: Jade Ni Bhriainmanns, Kayleigh Ni Fhinn, Tamzin Ni Bhriain, Mebhni Ni Mhaoldomhnaigh, Laoise Ni Dhulchaiontigh, Alana Eviston. Photo by Gavin O'Connor.

PHOTOS: Gaelcholáiste Students Get Creative Juices Flowing For World Book Day

March 8, 2015 at 12:07 pm Comments are Disabled

TO mark World Book Day, the Writer in Residence with Kerry County Council, Máire Holmes, conducted a poetry writing session in Kerry County library with a class from Gaelcholáiste Chiarraí on Thursday. With the backing of Kerry County Council and the Arts Council, the area of creative writing both Irish […]

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Tralee Bay Wetlands Makes Shortlist For Award

Tralee Bay Wetlands Makes Shortlist For Award

March 8, 2015 at 11:50 am Comments are Disabled

  HAVING made yet another television appearance last week when featured on the TG4 show ‘Duiche’, it’s another excellent end to the week this week for Tralee Bay Wetlands. The centre has been made the shortlist for ‘Best in a Marine & Coastal Environment’ category by the Irish Responsible Tourism Awards. […]

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Tralee College To Hold Information Evening

Tralee College To Hold Information Evening

March 8, 2015 at 11:49 am Comments are Disabled

  AN information evening on ‘Student Universal Support Ireland’ (SUSI)  grants will be held at the ‘Kerry College of Further Education’ (KCFE)  in Clash, Tralee on Thursday March 12, in three sessions 4.30pm, 5.30.pm and 6.30pm. The event is being held in co-operation with Kerry Education & Training Board and Kerry Citizens […]

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Memorabilia From Baseball Legend With A Tralee Link Sold For €200K At US Auction

Memorabilia From Baseball Legend With A Tralee Link Sold For €200K At US Auction

March 7, 2015 at 2:00 pm Comments are Disabled

THE memorabilia of a baseball legend and ‘hall of famer’ who has ties to Tralee went under the hammer at a US auction fetching $224,039 (about €200,000) last weekend. If someone were to say to you ‘The Duke of Tralee’ you would probably imagine a man from old landed aristocracy and not […]

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Anne Marie O'Leary, Agne Kremenskiene and Doranne Hickey at the Kerry Fashion Week Awards Night at the Europe Hotel, Killarney on Friday night. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Night Of Glamour And Style At Kerry Fashion Week Awards

March 7, 2015 at 11:30 am Comments are Disabled

ANOTHER hugely successful Kerry Fashion Week concluded on Friday night with a glamorous affair at the Europe Hotel, Killarney. They came from all over the country and beyond for the awards night which is the highlight of a great week of events. Guests, who paid €120 a head to attend […]

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At the re-launch of the Kerry Lirary website in the Kerry County Library were, from left: Noreen O'Keefe (Kerry Library), Tommy O'Connor (Kerry Library), John McCann Kerry Co Council, It Department), Mayor of Kerry Cllr John Brassil, Niamh Doyle (Kerry Library) and Brian Looney  (Head of IT Kerry Co Council). Photo by Gavin O'Connor.

Mayor Of Kerry Re-Launches Kerry Library Website

March 7, 2015 at 10:30 am Comments are Disabled

KERRY Library re-launched their website this week after undergoing a redesign by the IT department of Kerry County Council. Mayor of Kerry, Cllr John Brassil, was on hand on Thursday afternoon to officially unveil this updated service to the public. “It’s an improvement on the services already offered by the Kerry library […]

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VIDEO: Moyderwell Staff Show They’re Tech-Savvy With New Video

VIDEO: Moyderwell Staff Show They’re Tech-Savvy With New Video

March 7, 2015 at 9:12 am 1 comment

  THE staff at Mercy Moyderwell Primary School have been putting their technology skills to good use recently when they produced a new video promoting the school. It’s all part of Moyderwell letting people know about their school in the heart of the town. About 50 people attended their open day […]

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Mental Health Exhibition To Take Place In Killarney

Mental Health Exhibition To Take Place In Killarney

March 7, 2015 at 9:09 am Comments are Disabled

  A ‘Mental Wellness Exhibition’ will be taking place in the Malton Hotel in Killarney on Sunday, March 8 and is being organised by the voluntary group of ‘Be Aware Prevent Suicide’. There will be guest speakers on the day, including psychologist Tony Humphreys along with the founder of Pieta House, […]

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Ireland’s premier personal trainer Karl Henry pushes team Irish Cancer Society to their limits as they get into gear for this years VHI Women’s Mini Marathon.

Kerry Women Called To Dublin To Help Fight Cancer

March 7, 2015 at 9:08 am Comments are Disabled

  THE Irish Cancer Society is calling on Kerry women of all ages to sign up to join their team ahead of the VHI Mini Marathon 2015 so the Society can continue its work of providing vital cancer services. The event, which takes place on Monday, June 1, will see over […]

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€1m Winning Lottery Ticket Sold In Listowel

€1m Winning Lottery Ticket Sold In Listowel

March 6, 2015 at 5:07 pm Comments are Disabled

  It has been announced that a €1m winning lottery ticket has been sold in Listowel. The €1.50 ticket was sold in Fitzgerald’s Centra in Listowel for the Daily Million lotto game last night. The winning lottery numbers were 1, 11, 17, 20, 31 and 37.  

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Watch Out For Parking Tickets At Cork/Kerry Game This Weekend

Watch Out For Parking Tickets At Cork/Kerry Game This Weekend

March 6, 2015 at 4:34 pm Comments are Disabled

  KERRY fans travelling to Cork against the ‘Rebels’ at the weekend have been urged to be careful where they park or they could be lighter in the pocket come Sunday evening. Residents near the Pairc Uí Rinn stadium, where the match is being held, have complained that they feel under siege […]

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Terry O'Brien presents a memento to Ted Fitzgerald of the John Mitchels club in recognition of the Under 14 team's All-Ireland Féile win back in June. Also included are, in front; Dave Leahy. At back; Cllr Pa Daly (who proposed the team be recognised); Paul Barden, Diarmaid Cunnane and Mikey Kelliher. Photo by Dermot Crean

Council Makes Presentation To Mark John Mitchels All-Ireland Victory

March 6, 2015 at 3:52 pm Comments are Disabled

  THE John Mitchels Under 14 team who won the All-Ireland Féile title back in June were recognised for their exploits at the meeting of the Tralee Municipal District of Kerry County Council on Monday. The team brought home the club’s first ever All-Ireland title from the competition in Galway back in the summer […]

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VIDEO: Watch This Spectacular Aerial Drone Footage Featuring Kerry Beauty Spots

VIDEO: Watch This Spectacular Aerial Drone Footage Featuring Kerry Beauty Spots

March 6, 2015 at 3:22 pm Comments are Disabled

  GOING about our daily routines and the hustle and bustle of city/town life, we sometimes may forget how beautiful the country that we live in really is. Raymond Fogarty of Aircam Ireland is not such a person, as shown by aerial drone footage that was filmed from all around […]

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David O'Doherty

Funnyman David O’Doherty Set For Tralee Show This Month

March 6, 2015 at 3:10 pm Comments are Disabled

  IT has been announced that one of Ireland’s top comedians David O’Doherty will be playing a show in Siamsa Tire on Saturday, March 21. The Dubliner billed as the “the forgotten Sugababe” and “the bad boy of Zumba” will bring his peculiar world whimsy to a Tralee audience with a new hour […]

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Kerry Schools Invited To Take Part In FAI Programme

Kerry Schools Invited To Take Part In FAI Programme

March 6, 2015 at 2:39 pm Comments are Disabled

  KERRY schools received the good news over the weekend that the ‘SPAR Primary School 5s Programme’ is now allowing entrants from schools all over the county. The programme is a national five aside competition for boys and girls in 4th, 5th and 6th class which will see them compete in […]

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Gaelcholáiste Chiarraí Students To Compete In National Quiz Final

Gaelcholáiste Chiarraí Students To Compete In National Quiz Final

March 6, 2015 at 1:06 pm Comments are Disabled

FOUR students from a local school here in town have won a place in a national table quiz competition that will be taking place on Tuesday, March 10 in Dublin. Gaelcholáiste Ciarraí students Tadhg Mac Suibhne, Donagh Mac Uileagóid, Vince Ó Cathasaigh agus Michéal Ó Duinn recently won the ‘Munster Tráth […]

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Dr Jim O'Sullivan with the painting

Donated Painting Of ‘The Gooch’ Finds New Home In Tralee Library

March 6, 2015 at 12:53 pm Comments are Disabled

AN awe-inspiring painting of Colm Cooper netting the goal against Cork in the 2007 All-Ireland Final has found a new home in Kerry Library. The painting is called “Opening the Floodgates” by Killarney-based artist, Paul Downey. It was bought by Dr Jim O’Sullivan at the Frank Lewis gallery in Killarney, but […]

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Veronica Houlihan, Dingle, Maureen McCarhty and Frances McCarthy, Fenit at the 'Agents of Change-Empowering Women through Education' event last night, at the Ballygarry House Hotel and Spa. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Huge Turnout At Businesswomen’s Event In Ballygarry

March 6, 2015 at 12:36 pm Comments are Disabled

NEARLY 160 businesswomen from all over Kerry attended the event ‘Agents of Change-Empowering Women through Education’ last night, at the Ballygarry House Hotel and Spa. The event was held in advance of International Women’s Day, and was jointly hosted by Kerry Businesswomen’s Network and the European Parliament (EP) office in Dublin. It […]

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Kerry General Hospital Has One Of The Lowest Death Rates For Heart Attacks

Kerry General Hospital Has One Of The Lowest Death Rates For Heart Attacks

March 6, 2015 at 10:58 am Comments are Disabled

NEW figures recently released for the first time in an official healthcare report reveal that Kerry General Hospital (KGH) has one of the lowest death rates in the country for heart attacks. However the hospital doesn’t fare as well when it comes to stroke due to clot. The figures show that KGH […]

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At the cheque handover of €2650 from Tralee Rotory Club to the Kerry Branch of Enable were. from left: Richard Bonno, Meg Healy, Derry O'Sullivan (President of Tralee Rotory Club), Sean Scally (Enable Ireland) and Alison Boardman. Photo by Gavin O'Connor.

Rotary Club Raises €2,650 For Enable Ireland Kerry

March 6, 2015 at 10:23 am Comments are Disabled

TRALEE Rotary Club raised €2,650 for the Kerry branch of Enable Ireland and its assisted technologies programme. The Rotary club raised money by hosting their annual ball in the Ballyseede Castle Hotel in November, with all proceeds going to Enable Ireland. “We were approached by Enable Ireland and we went […]

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TUI Members Vote In Favour Of Taking Industrial Action In IT Tralee

TUI Members Vote In Favour Of Taking Industrial Action In IT Tralee

March 5, 2015 at 3:01 pm Comments are Disabled

  STAFF members of the Teachers Union Of Ireland (TUI) Branch of IT Tralee have voted to take industrial action regarding the proposed merger between CIT and ITT The count of the ballot, which was taken last night, resulted in over 84% of the TUI Branch voting in favour of taking […]

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