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Rose Of Tralee Reveals Plans For Busy Year Ahead

Rose Of Tralee Reveals Plans For Busy Year Ahead

October 10, 2016 at 10:21 am Comments are Disabled

MAGGIE McEldowney, the 2016 Rose of Tralee, revealed her plans to travel for the next few months when she returned to Ireland last week. She also went head-to-head with DJ Eoghan McDermott on The Ray D’Arcy Show on RTÉ to promote the Marie Keating Foundation’s latest fundraising initiative. Arriving from […]

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Circus Festival To Provide Top Entertainment In Tralee Next Month

Circus Festival To Provide Top Entertainment In Tralee Next Month

October 10, 2016 at 9:51 am Comments are Disabled

THE 15th annual National Circus Festival will get underway in Tralee from Thursday to Sunday, November 10-13. The cream of Irish and international contemporary circus entertainers – such as Silver Lining and Jackson Lane who will present the Irish premiere of Throwback, a fast-paced, feel-good explosion of physical skill and fun – will come to Tralee […]

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Well-Known Killarney Hotel Comes On The Market At €1.95m Guide Price

Well-Known Killarney Hotel Comes On The Market At €1.95m Guide Price

October 9, 2016 at 1:44 pm Comments are Disabled

THE Killeen House Hotel and Rozzers Restaurant in Killarney, which recently won Ireland’s best three-star establishment in the Hotel and Catering Review Awards, has been put on the market at a guide price of €1.95m. The hotel, comprising 23 guest bedrooms, is currently rated as number three of 102 hotels in […]

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Launching Mercy Mounthawk health week were, in front: Michael O'Gara, Ciaran Monaghan, Kieran Coggins, and Saoirse Murphy. Back: Ian McCarthy, Meagan McBride, Patricia Motor, Niall Hurley, Rachel Godley, Orla O'Reilly, Dylan O'Shea and Aideen Fox. Photo by Gavin O'Connor.

Mercy Mounthawk Plans Numerous Events For Health Promotion Week

October 9, 2016 at 12:19 pm Comments are Disabled

ALL next week, health will be at forefront of activities at Mercy Mounthawk for the school’s annual Health Promotion Week. A wheelchair basketball tournament that pits transition year students against teachers is the main event of the week, with proceeds from the games going to charity. The week is steered […]

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Kerry footballer, Marc O'Se gave a talk to Scoil Eoin Balloonagh sixth class pupils as part of the schools Health Week. Photo by Gavin O'Connor.

Scoil Eoin Kids In Top Form For Health And Fitness Week

October 8, 2016 at 10:17 am Comments are Disabled

KEEPING healthy, fit and active was the name of the game at Scoil Eoin Balloonagh for the school’s ‘Health Promotion/Be Active Week’ which ran from Monday to Friday. The aim of this week is to promote the idea of healthy eating and regular exercise thus encouraging the children to make better […]

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Tralee Property Will Go To Allsop Online Auction

Tralee Property Will Go To Allsop Online Auction

October 8, 2016 at 10:07 am Comments are Disabled

A PROPERTY in Tralee, which has a fast food business as a tenant, is to be sold at the Allsop Online Auction next month. The building on Pembroke Street, which is home to Tasty Bite Grill, has a reserve range of between €160,000 – €170,000. Continued below… It’s a mid-terrace mixed building […]

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Here’s How Much This Year’s Ring Of Kerry Cycle Raised For Charity

Here’s How Much This Year’s Ring Of Kerry Cycle Raised For Charity

October 8, 2016 at 10:01 am 1 comment

A STAGGERING €1,737,700 was raised from this year’s Ring of Kerry Cycle which will be divided amongst 47 local charities. It’s an amazing figure, but down slightly on last year’s total of €1,890,820. On July 2, almost 11,000 fundraisers from all corners of Ireland and beyond set out along the route with a shared goal to raise money […]

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SPONSORED: Open Day To Showcase What Coláiste Gleann Lí Can Offer Pupils

SPONSORED: Open Day To Showcase What Coláiste Gleann Lí Can Offer Pupils

October 8, 2016 at 10:00 am Comments are Disabled

COLAISTE Gleann Lí at Clash in Tralee will host an Open Day next Saturday to showcase all the school has to offer. The post-primary school is going from strength to strength and over the past number two years, enrolments have doubled. The school has made local history in terms of its […]

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Radio Kerry Wins Local Station Of The Year At PPI Awards

Radio Kerry Wins Local Station Of The Year At PPI Awards

October 7, 2016 at 11:22 pm Comments are Disabled

RADIO Kerry won the local station of the year at the PPI awards – the radio ‘Oscars’ – in Kilkenny tonight. The station was up for seven awards at the black tie ceremony at the Lyrath Estate Hotel, Kilkenny, but was unsuccessful with those nominations. However, the station won the Local […]

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Martin Ferris.

Ferris Welcomes Minister’s Assurance He Will Visit St Mary Of The Angels In Beaufort

October 7, 2016 at 4:53 pm Comments are Disabled

SINN Féin TD for Kerry, Martin Ferris has given a guarded welcome to the assurance from Minister with responsibility for people with disabilities, Finian McGrath, that he will visit St Mary of the Angels in Beaufort, to meet with service users, their families and staff of the facility. This came about […]

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Careers Night For Students Held At Mercy Mounthawk School

Careers Night For Students Held At Mercy Mounthawk School

October 7, 2016 at 2:55 pm Comments are Disabled

SENIOR cycle students at Mercy Mounthawk got some guidance on their options for the future at an event at the school on Thursday night. A careers night was organised by the Parents’ Council and our Career guidance department. It saw 24 different speakers coming in from different fields in the local area covering […]

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Michael Fassbender Will Receive A Great Honour In His Hometown Tonight

Michael Fassbender Will Receive A Great Honour In His Hometown Tonight

October 7, 2016 at 2:19 pm Comments are Disabled

MICHAEL Fassbender will be in Killarney tonight to receive a very special honour from his hometown. The man from Fossa will receive the honour of the Order of Innisfallen at a special ceremony at Muckross House, Killarney, followed by a Gala Black-tie evening in the Europe Hotel and Resort, not far […]

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Over €25m Motor Tax Collected In Kerry From January To August

Over €25m Motor Tax Collected In Kerry From January To August

October 7, 2016 at 12:40 pm 1 comment

KERRY County Council took in over €25 million in motor tax between January and the end of August according to figures from Minister for Local Government Simon Coveney. This was the the ninth highest amount in the country.  Figures were revealed by by Minister Simon Coveney in response to a question by Fianna Fáil leader […]

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Coldplay Fans Queue For 24 Hours Outside B-Mobile For Tickets

Coldplay Fans Queue For 24 Hours Outside B-Mobile For Tickets

October 7, 2016 at 11:47 am Comments are Disabled

IT took just 35 minutes for Coldplay’s gig in Croke Park next year to sell out, but that was enough for people who queued at B-Mobile at Manor West since 9am on Thursday to get their hands on the precious tickets. Owner of B-Mobile, John McCarthy, had to disappoint about […]

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Kerry County Council buildings in Rathass.

Kerry County Buildings To Be Lit Up Tonight

October 7, 2016 at 10:05 am Comments are Disabled

KERRY County Buildings will turn teal tonight as the building at Rathass is lit up to mark International Trigeminal Neuralgia Awareness Day. The Council headquarters is one of numerous public buildings around Ireland which will be lit up with teal-coloured lighting to highlight the rare neurological condition. Last October 7, over […]

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New Political Party Looking To Branch Out In Kerry

New Political Party Looking To Branch Out In Kerry

October 6, 2016 at 3:42 pm 1 comment

POLITICAL party the Social Democrats are looking to form a Kerry branch. On Wednesday night in the Brandon Hotel, an informal meeting took place to give locals an opportunity to get to know a more about the party, their policies and ideas for Kerry. Party members hope the Social Democrats will be […]

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Kayla O'Connor with 3rd class teacher and Grandmother Liz O'Connor. Photo by Gavin O'Connor.

Brave Kayla Set To Donate Her Locks To Charity

October 6, 2016 at 2:19 pm Comments are Disabled

NINE-YEAR-OLD Kayla O’Connor from Curraheen is about to make a beautiful gesture to other girls her own age who are battling cancer. Later this month, Kayla will be getting her hair cut to a shorter length and donating her long locks to the Princess Trust charity who make wigs for children with […]

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McDonald’s Restaurants of Ireland has officially launched Ronald McDonald House Charity Month this October when customers can ‘buy a brick’ to support the construction of a Ronald McDonald House at the new National Children’s Hospital.  The brick stickers cost €1 each and are available at all 90 McDonald’s restaurants around Ireland.  Pictured at the launch of the campaign was RTE broadcaster and RMHC ambassador Brenda Donohue, who was joined by Luana Horan (8) and Ben Frazer (6).

McDonald’s Customers Encouraged To ‘Buy A Brick’ For Charity Campaign

October 6, 2016 at 12:47 pm Comments are Disabled

NEXT time you visit McDonald’s in Tralee you could help with the building of a Ronald McDonald House at the new National Children’s Hospital. This month is  Ronald McDonald House Charity (RMHC) Month at their 90 restaurants around Ireland, where customers can purchase a ‘brick’ sticker for just €1 and build […]

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Kerry Restaurant Enjoys Big Success At National Awards Ceremony

Kerry Restaurant Enjoys Big Success At National Awards Ceremony

October 6, 2016 at 11:49 am Comments are Disabled

KILLORGLIN restaurants are having a good week as another well-known eaterie in the town won a national award on Tuesday night. Nick’s Seafood Restaurant and Gastro Bar won Best Gastro Bar in Ireland at the YesChef Awards 2017 at the City North Hotel in Co. Meath. Earlier this week, their neighbours, Giovannelli’s, won […]

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National Learning Network Holds Wellness Day

National Learning Network Holds Wellness Day

October 6, 2016 at 10:37 am Comments are Disabled

STUDENTS from National Learning Network Tralee held a Wellness day on Friday 30th September to celebrate the centre being awarded the Amber Flag from Suicide Aware for promoting positive mental health in their centre. The Wellness day was a hugely successful student led initiative which involved a variety of activities and talks. […]

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Brothers Found Dead In Their Dublin Home Were Originally From Kerry

Brothers Found Dead In Their Dublin Home Were Originally From Kerry

October 5, 2016 at 5:16 pm Comments are Disabled

  THE two elderly brothers found dead in their home in Dublin on Tuesday evening were originally from west Kerry. Dan and William McCarthy, both aged in their seventies, were discovered in the house in the Bluebell area of west Dublin. Gardaí said foul play is not suspected in relation to the deaths. […]

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Elisha Buckley  Leaving Certificate Student in Mercy Mounthawk Secondary School Tralee with  vIrish League of Credit Unions President Brian McCrory and  Marty Whelan

Tralee Credit Union Looks For Entrants In Art Competition

October 5, 2016 at 3:13 pm Comments are Disabled

BUDDING local artists are invited to submit entries for this year’s Credit Union National Art Competition, especially after the success of Tralee entrants in February. Siobhan Donnelly, Marketing and Development, Tralee Credit Union said “ We are extremely proud to have two national winners in 2016, Enable Ireland Tralee and Elisha […]

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New Appointments Made At Siamsa Tíre

New Appointments Made At Siamsa Tíre

October 5, 2016 at 2:27 pm Comments are Disabled

THE acting CEO of Siamsa Tíre, Catriona Fallon, has been officially appointed to the position on a full-time basis. Meanwhile, Michelle Murphy has also been appointed to a new role as Marketing and PR Manager for the organisation. Catríona Fallon, a native of West Wicklow, moved to Kerry many years ago. She lives, with […]

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Slight Rise In Petrol And Diesel…Here Are The Cheapest Places To Fill Up

Slight Rise In Petrol And Diesel…Here Are The Cheapest Places To Fill Up

October 5, 2016 at 12:48 pm Comments are Disabled

OVER the course of the month we have seen a slight rise in petrol and diesel prices at the 13 petrol stations around town. Prices had dropped at the beginning of last month but since then there has been a fractional increase in fuel costs. €1.23.8 was the best value last month, […]

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Free Event In Town Tonight To Focus On Climate Change

Free Event In Town Tonight To Focus On Climate Change

October 5, 2016 at 11:46 am 2 comments

TRANSTION Kerry is inviting people to a free event this evening (Wednesday) focusing on how climate change is having visible affects both locally and globally. Taking place in St John’s Parish Centre, there will be a film screening of The Burning Question, Trocaire’s most recent short film which shows how climate change is affecting […]

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The launch of the Christmas Cards in aid of the Palliative Care Unit at University Hospital Kerry took place on Monday night and sponsored by Kerry Group PLC, pictured in group left sitting Robert Ashe, Artist, Jane Hillard, Artist, Padraig  Mallon, Kerry Group, The Chairman Kerry Hospice Foundation Ted Moynihan, Dr. Billy O'Connor, and Phil Daly, Artist, back left Marie Claire Stack, Artist, Nulia Finnegan KHF, Dan Galvin Mary Doherty, and Gerard O' Connor, Christmas Cards committee, Dr, Parricia Sheahan, Consultant Palliative Care Medicine, Mary Shanahan, Sec KHF, James O'Connor, and Ursula O'Connor, Artice. Dingle. Photo: John Cleary.

Kerry Hospice Launches Annual Christmas Card Fundraiser

October 5, 2016 at 11:34 am Comments are Disabled

THE Kerry Hospice Foundation launched its Christmas Card fundraiser on Monday night. This annual fundraiser, sponsored by Kerry Group, hopes to raise tens of thousands towards the continued development and provision of care in the Palliative Care Centre at University Hospital Kerry, which is currently being built. The Kerry Hospice Foundation has […]

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Highest Amount Of Rainfall In One Day For 150 Years…But We’re In For A Good Spell Now!

Highest Amount Of Rainfall In One Day For 150 Years…But We’re In For A Good Spell Now!

October 5, 2016 at 10:55 am Comments are Disabled

THE rain is gone thankfully, but it had its effect yesterday with road closures, especially in south Kerry. It appears that part of the county was hit worst of all, according to Valentia Observatory. The weather station recorded its highest level of rainfall on a single day since records began there […]

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Free Breast Cancer Seminar This Thursday In Tralee

Free Breast Cancer Seminar This Thursday In Tralee

October 5, 2016 at 10:06 am Comments are Disabled

KERRY Cancer Support Group, in conjunction with The Marie Keating Foundation, will be holding a free breast cancer seminar in the The Rose Hotel this Thursday from 6.30pm to 9pm. The event is open to the general public and will explore how to prevent, detect and survive breast cancer, which is the […]

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Take Off Down The Runway For Kerry Airport 5k Fun Run

Take Off Down The Runway For Kerry Airport 5k Fun Run

October 4, 2016 at 3:14 pm Comments are Disabled

THIS Friday will see an opportunity for people to fly down the runway participating in the inaugural Kerry Airport 5K Fun Run. Taking place at 8.30pm under the lights of the runway, the 5 km run has been organised as a joint fundraiser between the Rugby Clubs of West Munster and Build4life, a […]

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Two Kerry Restaurants To Feature In Michelin Guide For Ireland And The UK

Two Kerry Restaurants To Feature In Michelin Guide For Ireland And The UK

October 4, 2016 at 3:03 pm Comments are Disabled

RESTAURANTS in Dingle and Killorglin will be included in the Michelin Guide for Ireland and the UK after they were awarded a ‘Bib Gourmand’ by the world famous culinary bible. The Chart House in Dingle and Giovannelli in Killorglin picked up the ‘Bib’ award which is a separate category to the […]

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