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Miriam McGillicuddy, Clio O'Gara, Elin Sorenson, Jean Quille, Yolande Nieman, Liz Maher at the KBN Launch Pad event in the Rose Hotel last Wednesday. Photo by Tara O'Donoghue

PHOTOS: Kerry Businesswomen’s Network Hosts ‘Launch Pad’ Event

October 4, 2016 at 1:05 pm 1 comment

THE Rose Hotel was the venue for a special event last Wednesday hosted by the Kerry Businesswomen’s Network (KBN) in association with AIB. The night featured two panel discussions, networking opportunities and heard stories from Kerry businesswomen who have challenged themselves and are presently writing the next chapter in their chosen career. […]

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Numbers Waiting On Trolleys At University Hospital Kerry Reaches All-Time High

Numbers Waiting On Trolleys At University Hospital Kerry Reaches All-Time High

October 4, 2016 at 11:59 am Comments are Disabled

FIGURES from the Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation today reveal there are 21 people waiting on trolleys at University Hospital Kerry today. These trolley watch numbers, which are not disputed by the HSE, are the highest ever recorded at UHK since the INMO started recording information ten years ago. Numbers had reached an all-time […]

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Businesses Invited To Budget 2017 Breakfast Briefing

Businesses Invited To Budget 2017 Breakfast Briefing

October 4, 2016 at 11:33 am Comments are Disabled

THE Budget isn’t too far away now and Kerry Local Enterprise Office has an event planned to make sense of it all for businesses. The Budget 2017 – Breakfast Briefing in association with Peevers Slye Cotter (PSC Taxation Services) takes place in the Ballygarry House Hotel, Tralee on Thursday, October 13 from 8.30am to 10.30am. The […]

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Zoe O Connor, who is a finalist in the .eu Web Awards 2016

Zoe’s ‘TeenTimes’ Nominated For Prestigious European Award

October 4, 2016 at 10:50 am 1 comment

A LOCAL student’s website has been announced as a finalist in the prestigious .eu Web Awards. Founder of teentimes.eu, Zoe O’Connor, is a leaving certificate student in Brookfield College in Tralee. She is a well known blogger and YouTuber and also writes a weekly column for TraleeToday.ie. The winners of the awards will […]

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CEO of Kerry ETB Colm McEvoy and Jim Finucane sign service level agreement for the new Gaelcholaiste Tralee school in Cloon Mor near 
Hawley Park. Photo by Gavin O'Connor.

Significant Step Towards Building €10m New School In Tralee

October 4, 2016 at 10:42 am Comments are Disabled

THE new Gaelcholáiste Chiarraí school is expected to cost €10m to build and is scheduled to be completed during the 2019/2020 academic year. Yesterday, Kerry Education and Training Board announced the signing of a Service Level Agreement (SLA) for the delivery of the devolved major project with the Department of […]

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SPONSORED: Coláiste Íde To Host Open Days This Month

SPONSORED: Coláiste Íde To Host Open Days This Month

October 4, 2016 at 10:36 am Comments are Disabled

COLAISTE Íde an t-aon Mheán Scoil Chónaithe lán-Ghaelach 7 lá in Éirinn. Lonnaithe i gCiarraí, in eastáit stairiúil le hais Bhá an Daingin, cuireann Coláiste Íde sár chaighdeán iar-bhunoideachais ar fáil dos na daltaí a fhreastalaíonn air. Tá fócas láidir ag an gColáiste ar fhorbairt phearsanta na ndaltaí agus cinntítear […]

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Status Orange Rainfall Alert To End Earlier Than Expected

October 4, 2016 at 10:00 am Comments are Disabled

THE Code Orange rainfall warning which was expected to last until 6pm, has been revised this morning by Met Eireann and will now end at 3pm today. This may be some solace to the many people around the county who had been fearing a repeat of last winter’s floods. However, they say further heavy rain is expected […]

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Kerry Family Comes Forward To Claim €2.2m Lotto Jackpot

Kerry Family Comes Forward To Claim €2.2m Lotto Jackpot

October 3, 2016 at 7:29 pm Comments are Disabled

A FAMILY syndicate of two from Kerry, came forward this afternoon to claim their share of the €4.5m jackpot won at the weekend. The Kerry duo could not believe their luck as they collected their prize for €2,266,323 (the other winning ticket was sold in Donegal).  They celebrated their fantastic news in the […]

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Two Students On ‘Dreamy’ Trip To Rome To Exhibit Cot Invention

Two Students On ‘Dreamy’ Trip To Rome To Exhibit Cot Invention

October 3, 2016 at 5:28 pm Comments are Disabled

TWO young second year students from Killorglin Community College will take their place at Europe’s largest Maker Faire in Rome, Italy later this month. Jack Nagle and Eoghan McKenna have qualified, out of a field of thousands, to exhibit their medical device ‘Dreamy Baby Prop’. The two young men, who […]

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Star Troopers who hosted a dance off at the Kerry Convention Bureau stand at Connect16 in the RDS, Dublin. 

The Kerry stand won Best Stand award at the event and included hotels, venues, activities and transport suppliers, enhanced by immersive fun activities including butter making by Macross Traditional Farms, Dingle Gin tasting and a bodhran workshop. 

CONNECT16 is a LIVE Irish Showcase of the events industry featuring over 220 hotels, venues and event suppliers, tastings per region, the best of entertainment and 30 educational seminars. 

Pic Joleen Cronin

Star Wars Helps Promote Kerry At Convention In Dublin

October 3, 2016 at 4:40 pm Comments are Disabled

KERRY won the Best Regional stand award at the Connect16 closing ceremony in Dublin last week. Kerry Convention Bureau (KCB) and 16 Kerry business event specialists took Dublin by storm, exhibiting at Connect16, Ireland’s largest ever event for the meetings and events sector which took place in the RDS on Wednesday […]

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Kerry Car Sales Drop 17 Per Cent In September Compared To Same Month In 2015

Kerry Car Sales Drop 17 Per Cent In September Compared To Same Month In 2015

October 3, 2016 at 4:06 pm Comments are Disabled

NEW car sales in Kerry dipped last month compared to September 2015, but it’s still headed for the best year in nearly a decade for the industry. New figures from the Society of the Irish Motor Industry (SIMI) shows there were 87 new registrations in Kerry in September, down from 1o5 […]

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Credit Unions Support Students With Funding For Post-Leaving Cert Course Studies

Credit Unions Support Students With Funding For Post-Leaving Cert Course Studies

October 3, 2016 at 3:37 pm Comments are Disabled

THIS week, Chapter 23 credit unions have announced its sponsorship of the Padraig Pearse fund to assist adult learners who face financial hardship in completing their post Leaving Cert courses. The fund is being administrated through Kerry Education and Training Board and will be allocated to those needing additional financial […]

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Flowers in Manor looking nice. Photo by Gavin O'Connor.

The Tidy Tralee Award Winners Have Been Announced

October 3, 2016 at 2:50 pm Comments are Disabled

THE Tidy Tralee Together awards for 2016 have been announced with winners in many different categories. Manor Village were tops in the Large Estate category, the Medium Estates category was won by Knockmoyle, Quarryvale in Mounthawk will celebrate winning the Small Estates group while Caheranne Close and Castlemorris share top spot in […]

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Council Issuing Sandbags As The Heavy Rain Arrives

Council Issuing Sandbags As The Heavy Rain Arrives

October 3, 2016 at 12:53 pm Comments are Disabled

SANDBAGS are being distributed in parts of the county as up to 100mm of rain is expected over the next day. Met Éireann issued a Code Orange rainfall warning for Kerry which is valid until 6pm on Tuesday and up to 100mm is expected on higher ground particularly in coastal areas. […]

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Tommy Tiernan Comes To Kerry Again…To Tour A Hotel!

Tommy Tiernan Comes To Kerry Again…To Tour A Hotel!

October 3, 2016 at 12:14 pm Comments are Disabled

TOMMY Tiernan is coming to Kerry in December for three gigs…in the one hotel. The Gleneagle Hotel in Killarney will host the comedian where he’ll perform in the Ballroom, the INEC and the INEC Acoustic Club on three consecutive nights Friday, December 16, Saturday 17th and Sunday 18th. According to […]

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Na Gaeil’s Junior Final To Be Curtain Raiser To Senior Decider

Na Gaeil’s Junior Final To Be Curtain Raiser To Senior Decider

October 3, 2016 at 10:58 am Comments are Disabled

NA GAEIL will play Glenbeigh-Glencar in the Castleisland Mart Junior Premier Championship Final as the curtain raiser to the Garveys Supervalu Senior Football Championship Final scheduled for Sunday, October 16. This was decided at a CCC meeting last night where it was decided Fitzgerald Stadium would be the venue for next week’s […]

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Met Éireann Issues Status Orange Rainfall Warning For Kerry

October 3, 2016 at 10:38 am Comments are Disabled

KERRY could see up to 100mm of rain in the next day according to Met Eireann. They have just issued a Status Orange Rainfall Warning just for  Kerry.  From 60 to 80 mm of rainfall is forecasted for today, tonight and much of Tuesday with up to 100 mm possible in […]

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Winning Lotto Tickets Of €2.2m And €181,000 Bought In Kerry

Winning Lotto Tickets Of €2.2m And €181,000 Bought In Kerry

October 2, 2016 at 12:14 pm Comments are Disabled

  THERE were two lucky winners of Saturday’s Lotto jackpot worth €4,532,646 and one of them bought their ticket in Kerry. And there was more great luck for another winner of over €180,000 in the county. The winning tickets, which were both Quick Pick selections were sold in Hannah Mary’s Country Store XL in […]

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PHOTOS: Former Listellick Pupils Battle For ‘Top Of The Hill’ Cup

PHOTOS: Former Listellick Pupils Battle For ‘Top Of The Hill’ Cup

October 2, 2016 at 9:33 am Comments are Disabled

FORMER pupils from Listellick NS gathered on Saturday afternoon to do battle for the ‘Top Of The Hill’ Cup. The John Mitchels All-Weather pitch was the venue for the game which is in its second year. Organiser Ricky Moloney explained what the match is all about. “Last year Listellick school celebrated […]

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Young Shane O'Donovan meets Kerry minors Ryan O'Neill and Diarmuid O'Connor at the Na Gaeil GAA Clubhouse on Friday night. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Na Gaeil’s Kerry Minor Heroes Come Home To The Clubhouse

October 2, 2016 at 9:18 am Comments are Disabled

THESE are halcyon days for Na Gaeil GAA Club. The seniors were promoted from Division 4 and are now looking forward to a Junior championship final, the juvenile teams are going well and the ladies teams are no slouches in the success department in recent years. And then there’s the minors. This year, […]

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PHOTOS: Full House To Watch Tralee Warriors Win First Home Game

PHOTOS: Full House To Watch Tralee Warriors Win First Home Game

October 2, 2016 at 9:14 am Comments are Disabled

TO paraphrase a famous line from the movie Jaws, ‘you’re gonna need a bigger venue’! If you want to see top basketball action in Tralee this season, you better get there early! The Tralee Regional Sports and Leisure Centre was full nearly half an hour before the start of Irish TV […]

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August Was A Busy Month For Residential Sales Around Tralee

August Was A Busy Month For Residential Sales Around Tralee

October 2, 2016 at 9:13 am Comments are Disabled

AUGUST proved a very busy month on the property market around town and indeed, in the county. According to the latest figures from the Residential Property Price Register, there were 25 properties sold in the Tralee area during the month, realising €3,435,139. A house in the Spa sold for the most […]

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Met Eireann Issues Status Orange Warning For Dense Fog In Kerry

October 1, 2016 at 8:48 pm Comments are Disabled

AN ORANGE weather warning has been issued by Met Eireann for dense fog tonight and tomorrow morning, which will result in poor driving conditions. Kerry County Council are advising motorists to drive with extreme care, at an appropriate speed and with your fog lights on. Pedestrians should also exercise caution, are advised to wear […]

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Cormac Coffey, Shonagh O'Sullivan and Brogan O'Sullivan at the Expressive Play Dr Bruce Perry conference. Photo by Gavin O'Connor.

PHOTOS: Hundreds Attend Conference At Rose Hotel On Child Trauma And Neglect

October 1, 2016 at 9:06 am Comments are Disabled

OVER 300 people attended a sold out conference on Child Trauma and Neglect, Impact, Assessment and Therapeutic Intervention addressed by the renowned Dr Bruce Perry. Organised by the Expressive Play centre in Kilflynn, the event in the Rose Hotel on  Friday was for anyone working with children and adults. People  travelled from far and wide to […]

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IT Tralee North Campus

IT Tralee To Get €590,000 In Capital Grant Funding

September 30, 2016 at 4:48 pm Comments are Disabled

IT TRALEE is to be allocated €590,000 as part of a capital grant for Institutes of Technology. The Minister for Education, Richard Bruton, has allocated a total of €10 million for the 14 ITs across the country via the Higher Education Authority. “For the third year in a row, Tralee IT is receiving […]

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At Irish Cancer Society the Paint  it  Pink coffee morning  were, from left: Eileen King, Chriss Griffin, Mary O'Halloran, Maureen Roach, Pat Flaherty. Photo by Gavin O'Connor.

Coffee Morning Launches Irish Cancer Society Month Of Breast Cancer Awareness

September 30, 2016 at 1:07 pm Comments are Disabled

THE Irish Cancer Society volunteers in Tralee have launched the ‘Paint it Pink’ breast cancer awareness month, which will run throughout the month Local members held a coffee morning in Kirbys Brogue Inn on Friday morning which included prizes along with plenty of chat for a vital cause. The charity group are appealing for […]

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PHOTOS: Tralee Harriers Get Moyderwell Pupils Fit4Class

PHOTOS: Tralee Harriers Get Moyderwell Pupils Fit4Class

September 30, 2016 at 12:35 pm Comments are Disabled

MOYDERWELL Primary School has teamed up with Tralee Harriers to launch Fit4Class at the school. Tralee Harriers has successfully run a club/school links project for a number of years with support from Kerry Recreation and Sports Partnership and Kerry County Council. This year the club is promoting the Athletics Ireland’s Fit4Class programme in […]

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Vote To Help NLN Centre In Clash Get An Outdoor Gym

Vote To Help NLN Centre In Clash Get An Outdoor Gym

September 29, 2016 at 4:25 pm Comments are Disabled

THE National Learning Network Tralee has been shortlisted to the final 14 of the KBC Bright Ideas Awards winning €4,200 for their efforts. But now they are looking for public votes from the local community for Una Flynn’s idea, Body & Mind, a project which aims to build an outdoor gym for the students […]

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Kerry Film Festival Launches Programme For October Event

Kerry Film Festival Launches Programme For October Event

September 29, 2016 at 3:35 pm Comments are Disabled

THE Kerry Film Festival (KFF) has just announced its programme for the upcoming festival from October 19-23 which promises a wealth of film treats for film fans and film professionals alike. Details of the 17th edition of the festival were launched at the cinema in Killarney on Wednesday night followed by drinks in Scott’s […]

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Launching the Interfirm Soccer Tournament were, from left: Simon McCarthy, Martin Dennehy, James Sugrue, Eamon Fitzmaurice, TC Counihan, Eoin Kelliher, Pa Daly, Anthony Moriarty and Carl Keohane. In front: Fionn Ó Dálaigh and Darragh Moriarty. Photo by Gavin O'Connor.

Huge Interest In Upcoming Charity Inter-Firm Soccer Competition

September 29, 2016 at 11:42 am Comments are Disabled

THERE has been amazing interest in the revived Tralee Inter-Firm soccer blitz, particularly in the over 35s competition. Inter-firm soccer was hugely popular from the 60s right through to the late 1990s, when the Low Field would be packed with spectators watching the action on summer evenings. “We have teams travelling from Cork […]

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