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PHOTOS: Hundreds Attend Screening Of Spa Fenit Documentary In Siamsa Tíre

PHOTOS: Hundreds Attend Screening Of Spa Fenit Documentary In Siamsa Tíre

March 29, 2016 at 10:44 am Comments are Disabled

OVER 200 people came to Siamsa Tire on Saturday night for a special screening of ‘Spa Fenit – A Journey Through Time’. The documentary, made by Jim McCarthy of Digimac Video Productions’, takes the viewer on a historical journey through time, recording the day-to-day life, history, experiences of local people […]

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Launching the Kerins O'Rahillys Masters Challenge was Ken Savage, Shane O'Sullivan, Con Barrett and Sean Walsh. Photo by Dermot Crean

Will You Master The Kerins O’Rahillys Golf Challenge To Win €500?

March 28, 2016 at 3:09 pm Comments are Disabled

THE US Masters is coming up next week and Kerins O’Rahillys are inviting people who know their golf to take on their challenge and win €500. The Kerins O’Rahilly’s ‘Masters Challenge’ has proved a very successful way of generating funds for the club but, of course, it’s not confined to club members. […]

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The Killers Tweet Message About Video Tribute To ‘Farmer’

The Killers Tweet Message About Video Tribute To ‘Farmer’

March 28, 2016 at 12:48 pm Comments are Disabled

THE video of the musical tribute to Ger ‘Farmer’ Foley has reached The Killers who sent their approval via a tweet last night. The video which featured Brian O’Sullivan standing on the bar counter of Falvey’s in Killorglin and belting out the Las Vegas band’s famous hit ‘Mr Brightside’, went viral during […]

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Pictured at the launch of Census 2016 are (l-r) were Dorothea Findlater, Blackrock, who is 106 years’ old and has been counted in 18 censuses and Teresa Moran, Raheny, who is age 100 and has been counted in 17 censuses. The census will take place on Sunday, 24 April. Picture Conor McCabe Photography.

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Census Night Is Coming, Here’s A Reminder Of Some Kerry Results From 2011

March 26, 2016 at 12:33 pm Comments are Disabled

THE Central Statistics Office officially launched Census 2016 this week, with the Census due to take place on Sunday, April 24, giving the people of Kerry the chance to make their mark on the future. This will be the 27th Census to have taken place in Ireland, with the last Census […]

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Kerry Pig Farm To Go Live On RTE’s ‘Big Week On The Farm’

Kerry Pig Farm To Go Live On RTE’s ‘Big Week On The Farm’

March 26, 2016 at 12:33 pm Comments are Disabled

A PIG farm in the Castleisland area is to feature as part of a series of live broadcasts for RTE’s upcoming ‘Big Week on the Farm’. RTÉ One will be broadcasting live from farms across five successive nights starting on April 4th and bringing viewers to the heart of Irish farms […]

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Breda Murphy with Aoife Martin and Gillian Martin holding Kate Martin and Maeve Murphy at the 'Fun At The Playdium' event as part of the Tír na nÓg Children's Festival on Friday. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: ‘Fun At The Playdium’ For Children’s Festival

March 26, 2016 at 10:34 am 1 comment

THE Tir na nOg Children’s Festival is proving a hit year after year and one event was a sellout success on Good Friday. The ‘Fun At The Playdium’ morning saw 90 children converge on the Manor East facility for face painting, a mini easter hunt and a raffle for the parents. The […]

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Inspirational Joe Flynn Honoured By FAI At Ireland V Switzerland Game Tonight

Inspirational Joe Flynn Honoured By FAI At Ireland V Switzerland Game Tonight

March 25, 2016 at 6:42 pm Comments are Disabled

A TRALEE man, who inspired others with his attitude towards his battle with cancer, will be honoured with a round of applause in the Aviva Stadium at the Republic of Ireland v Switzerland tonight. Joe Flynn died in mid-January, just five months after being told he had terminal cancer. He wanted to promote awareness of men’s […]

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A Good Friday Fishy Treat For Nurses At Children’s Ward In The Hospital

A Good Friday Fishy Treat For Nurses At Children’s Ward In The Hospital

March 25, 2016 at 5:08 pm Comments are Disabled

TODAY is a dangerous day if you’re a fish. On Good Friday, the Catholic tradition of abstaining from meat is still strong in Kerry and it’s a bumper time for Quinlan’s Fish Shops. The successful company ran a competition on Radio Kerry to find a group of people deserving of […]

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Looking enthusiastic at the start of the Kerry Hospice Good Friday Walk at the Grand Hotel. Photo by Dermot Crean

VIDEO/PHOTOS: A Grand Morning For A Walk To Help Kerry Hospice

March 25, 2016 at 4:09 pm Comments are Disabled

A CROWD of around 200 walkers gathered at The Grand Hotel this morning to set off on the annual Good Friday Walk for the Kerry Hospice. The weather stayed kind for them, as people of all ages (and a few dogs too) set off on the route which has become an Easter tradition […]

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Kerry Companies Encouraged To Enter Bank of Ireland Startup Awards 2016

Kerry Companies Encouraged To Enter Bank of Ireland Startup Awards 2016

March 25, 2016 at 3:12 pm Comments are Disabled

BANK of Ireland together with Startups.ie are calling on Kerry startups to enter the 2016 Bank of Ireland Startup Awards competition as the deadline of March 31 quickly approaches. The awards recognise and reward Irish startups for their success in business across 12 categories including digital, food and drink, retail […]

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29/4/14***NO REPRO FEE***Pictured at the Show Racism the red card creative competition awards at the Aviva stadium today were Abel Tcaci from the winning school Castaheany Educate together school in Lucan and TV Presenter Diana Bunici Pic: Marc O'Sullivan

Kerry Young People Urged To Say No To Racism In Competition

March 25, 2016 at 2:17 pm Comments are Disabled

  AN anti-racism group organisation is calling on all schools and youth services in Kerry to enter for the Anti Racism Creative Competition 2016. Two tickets, sponsored by the FAI, for an Ireland Senior International soccer match, are given to all schools and youth services who submit entries. All submissions will […]

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Well wishers with Bryan Cooper at his homecoming in Blennerville on Thursday night. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Blennerville Comes Out To Welcome Gold Cup Hero Bryan

March 25, 2016 at 11:14 am 1 comment

THEY went mad last Friday when Bryan Cooper rode to Cheltenham Gold Cup victory on Don Cossack and last night the people of Blennerville got to cheer him in person. The young jockey came to the village fresh from riding in Thurles that afternoon and a large crowd greeted him […]

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Sarah Jane Drummey with her niece Ciara and brother John Drummey prior to the concert in Siamsa Tire on Thursday night. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Fantastic Siamsa Show To Help Sarah Jane’s Hollywood Bid

March 25, 2016 at 10:25 am Comments are Disabled

FRIENDS of a Tralee actress/director gathered in Siamsa Tire last night for a concert to help her efforts in gaining entry to one of the world’s top film schools. ‘Tralee to Hollywood: A Theatrical Journey’ attracted a big crowd to the event which will help Sarah-Jane Drummey’s bid to join the American […]

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Garda Appeal For Information On Hit And Run Incident In Tralee

Garda Appeal For Information On Hit And Run Incident In Tralee

March 24, 2016 at 6:45 pm Comments are Disabled

GARDAI are appealing to the public for information  after a car was damaged yesterday in a hit and run incident in a hotel car park in Tralee. On Wednesday, March 23, between 11am and 12 midday, the owner parked her Black Mercedes Benz C series coupe registration 132D *** in the carpark […]

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On the opening day of Gaudinos on Castle Street were, from left: Teresa Roche, Suzanne McCluskey, Rosario Gaudino, Gilbert Ecker, Cathrine Gaudino and Leonie Hanifin. Photo by Gavin O'Connot

The Allegro Changes Name After 45 Years And Creates New Jobs

March 24, 2016 at 2:41 pm 3 comments

FORTY-FIVE year ago, an Italian named Rosario Gaudino came to Tralee and opened  a restaurant which was to become an institution for people of a certain age – the Allegro. For anyone who went to secondary school in the 70s, 80s or 90s, it’s safe to say you spent a bit […]

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Two 1916 Commemoration Events To Take Place in Tralee On Easter Sunday

Two 1916 Commemoration Events To Take Place in Tralee On Easter Sunday

March 24, 2016 at 12:53 pm 1 comment

THERE will be two Easter Sunday Commemorations  taking place in Tralee this weekend with both, Kerry County Council and Sinn Féin, hosting events on Easter Sunday, March 27.   The Kerry County Council event gets under way at 11am with a formal raising of the national flag at Páirc An Phiarsaigh, Denny […]

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At the cheque handover from the Castle Bar to Inspired were, from left: Jack Towey, Fergal O'Sullivan, Phillip Fitzmaurice and Darren O'Sullivan. Photo by Gavin O'Connor.

PHOTOS: Castle Bar’s Cheltenham Week Events And Table Quiz Raises Cash For Inspired

March 24, 2016 at 11:41 am Comments are Disabled

A GREAT crowd turned out in the Castle Bar for a Table Quiz with all proceeds going to Inspired, a project for people with intellectual disabilities located in town. The Castle Bar donated €250 to Inspired from charity events held in the bar during the week of Cheltenham. They also put […]

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ITT Plans To Move Out Of South Campus And Up To Dromtacker

ITT Plans To Move Out Of South Campus And Up To Dromtacker

March 24, 2016 at 10:55 am Comments are Disabled

THERE are plans to sell the IT Tralee South Campus in Clash and move students up to their north base in Dromtacker. In a presentation to Kerry County Council on Monday, President of the ITT, Dr Oliver Murphy revealed that the integration of all facilities was their objective and that the […]

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Tralee Community Garden Project Seeks Volunteers For Spring Clean

Tralee Community Garden Project Seeks Volunteers For Spring Clean

March 24, 2016 at 9:49 am Comments are Disabled

THE Public Participation Sessions in the Tralee Community Garden Project begin again this season, on March 26, with the An Taisce Spring Clean and volunteers welcome at the project location in the Tralee Town Park from 10.30am onwards. The project, which encompasses the Tralee Community Orchard, is the only public participation […]

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Bryan Cooper Due To Bring Gold Cup To Blennerville On Thursday

Bryan Cooper Due To Bring Gold Cup To Blennerville On Thursday

March 23, 2016 at 9:22 pm Comments are Disabled

IT should be some craic in Blennerville tomorrow evening, when a local hero comes home with a very special trophy. The whole of Tralee – along with the village west of the bridge – erupted last Friday when jockey Bryan Cooper rode Don Cossack to Gold Cup glory in the […]

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The St Patrick's Day Parade Committee with the winners of the best entries in the parade at the Abbey Inn on Tuesday. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: So Who Won The Awards In This Year’s St Patrick’s Day Parade In Tralee?

March 23, 2016 at 3:19 pm 1 comment

THE St Patrick’s Day Parade Prize winners received their awards at a ceremony at the Abbey Inn on Tuesday afternoon. The committee of Frank Hartnett, Michael Gaffney, Danny Leane, Sean Lyons and Johnnie Wall had a tough task in selecting from the dozens of entries this year. Committee Chairman said this […]

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taking part in the St Patrick's Day parade. Photo by Dermot Crean

Coiste Comóradh 1916 Trá Lí To Hold Fundraising Quiz For Upcoming Events

March 23, 2016 at 3:18 pm Comments are Disabled

THE ‘Coiste Comóradh 1916 Trá Lí’ committee are hosting a fundraising quiz in Na Gaeil Clubhouse on Thursday, March 24, at 9pm. It’s to raise funds as plans are now at an advanced stage for the Easter Commemoration events, due to take place in Tralee from April 22 – 24. There […]

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Crèche Raises €4,000 For Kerry Cancer Support Group With Clothes Drive

Crèche Raises €4,000 For Kerry Cancer Support Group With Clothes Drive

March 23, 2016 at 3:11 pm Comments are Disabled

THE staff at Scamps & Scholars Childcare in Killorglin showed they’re not playing around as they made a €4,000 donation to The Kerry Cancer Support Group. It came from a  ‘Second Time Round’ clothes drive, which organisers Ann Doherty and Breda Stringer ran from February 19-21, was a huge success. […]

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Kerry Museum Buys Roger Casement ‘Buried Treasure’ Map For £7,000

Kerry Museum Buys Roger Casement ‘Buried Treasure’ Map For £7,000

March 23, 2016 at 2:57 pm Comments are Disabled

THE Kerry Museum has purchased at auction a map drawn by Sir Roger Casement showing where he reputedly buried gold and silver coins and other items near Banna Strand before he was arrested on Good Friday in 1916. A successful bid of £7,000 (stg) – supported by the Department of […]

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Dott's Bar in the (soon to be) Rose Hotel. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: The Rose Hotel Is Looking Swell As New Bar And Restaurant Opens

March 23, 2016 at 11:57 am Comments are Disabled

IT’S been months coming, but the revamp of the old Fels Point Hotel is nearing completion and it looks great. The hotel will be officially rebranded The Rose Hotel and launched on April 8, but the new bar and restaurant opened on Saturday and there’s another exciting new gourmet dining experience coming in the hotel […]

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Maeve Leahy, Hugo Wells, Noreen Hanifin, Phil Hussey, Sheila Wells and Junior Locke at the official opening of the new St Vincent de Paul shop on Castle Street. Photo by Gavin O'Connor.

PHOTOS: New St Vincent de Paul Store Opens On Castle Street

March 23, 2016 at 9:53 am Comments are Disabled

NEW St Vincent de Paul Store store on Castle Street is aiming to be more visible to the public. The new store on Upper Castle Street (located opposite the entrance to Presentation Primary School) has been open for two weeks, but on Monday night was launched in earnest with an in-store […]

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Gorse fire burning on Sliabh Mish Mountain on Tuesday

Kerry Fire Services Busy With Recent Increase In Gorse Fires

March 22, 2016 at 4:10 pm Comments are Disabled

THE current spate of gorse fires is putting a strain on Kerry Fire Services resources. Fires are being lit in the illegal period of burning which runs from March 1 to August 31. One of the reasons fires are started is to burn off dead or older, less productive vegetation from […]

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‘Kerry 1916 From The Archives’ Exhibition Launched At Tralee Library

‘Kerry 1916 From The Archives’ Exhibition Launched At Tralee Library

March 22, 2016 at 2:26 pm Comments are Disabled

TRALEE Library is currently hosting a 1916 Commemorative exhibition titled, ‘Kerry 1916 from the Archives’, which was officially opened by Cllr. Jim Finucane, Leas Cathaoirleach, Kerry County Council, on Tuesday, March 22, and will run until Saturday, April 30. The exhibition comprises extracts from the Kerry Library newspaper collection including […]

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Twelve New Jobs To Be Created In Tralee With Opening Of PhoneWatch Office

Twelve New Jobs To Be Created In Tralee With Opening Of PhoneWatch Office

March 22, 2016 at 1:38 pm Comments are Disabled

PHONEWATCH has opened its first office in Tralee, and will be creating up to 12 new jobs initially, with additional jobs being created as the company grows its business in Kerry. The offices at Denny Street were officially opened by Kerry GAA Star Marc Ó Sé today.  PhoneWatch is actively recruiting […]

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At the signing of tenders for a new Gaelcholaiste Chiarrai secondary school were, front from left: Thomas Walsh, Colm McEvoy (Kerry ETB), Cllr Jim Finucane (Leas‐Cathaoirleach), Moira Murrell (Chief Executive) and Anne O'Dwyer (Kerry ETB). Back: Edward O'Neil (Kerry ETB) Rory Ó Cinnéide, Noreen O'Connor (Solicitor Kerry County Council), Tomas O Conchubhair (Chairperson Gaelcholaiste Chiarrai), Seamus Cosai Fitzgerald (Deputy Principal Gaelcholaiste Chiarrai)), Teresa Dean, Michael Scannell, Johnny Healy Rae and Cllr Jimmy Moleney. Photo by Gavin O'Connor.

New Gaelcholáiste Secondary School For Tralee Moves A Step Closer

March 22, 2016 at 1:05 pm Comments are Disabled

THE new Gaelcholáiste Chiarraí secondary school to be located between Hawley Park and University Hospital Kerry took a step closer yesterday. The site was transferred from Kerry County Council to Kerry Enterprise and Training Board ownership on Monday. It is hoped that building will commence towards the end of 2017 with […]

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