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Business Raises €3,000 In Funds For Kerry Cancer Support Group

Business Raises €3,000 In Funds For Kerry Cancer Support Group

April 20, 2016 at 2:50 pm Comments are Disabled

STAFF at Promed, in Killorglin presented a cheque of €3000 to the Kerry Cancer Support group Kerry Cork Health Link Bus, on Wednesday last. The funds were raised by the staff of the online medical and dental supplier, through various fundraising events throughout the year.  Promed have been a great supporter […]

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Moyderwell Pupils Prepare To Stage Disney’s ‘The Lion King’

Moyderwell Pupils Prepare To Stage Disney’s ‘The Lion King’

April 20, 2016 at 2:49 pm Comments are Disabled

MOYDERWELL Mercy Primary School will come alive to the sounds of the jungle as they stage ‘The Lion King KIDS’ in the assembly hall. With a cast of almost 300 students it’s set to be a spectacular production on Wednesday, April 27 and Thursday, April 28 at 11.30am and 7.30pm each day. […]

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PHOTOS: Gaelcholáiste Students Stage Annual Fashion Show In Rose Hotel

PHOTOS: Gaelcholáiste Students Stage Annual Fashion Show In Rose Hotel

April 20, 2016 at 12:50 pm Comments are Disabled

TRANSITION Year students from Gaelcholáiste Chiarraí took the catwalk last night at The Rose Hotel for a night of fun and fashion.   This was the 14th year of the fashion show and the students wore clothes from local retailers in front of around 200 family and friends who turned up […]

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Tesco Kerry Stores Raise Over €3,100 For Hospital With ‘Great Irish Bake’

Tesco Kerry Stores Raise Over €3,100 For Hospital With ‘Great Irish Bake’

April 20, 2016 at 12:26 pm Comments are Disabled

  OVER €3,100 was raised by Tesco stores across Kerry last Friday, April 15, in support of Temple Street’s Great Irish Bake. From 11am – 6pm, Tesco colleagues and customers in Tralee and Killarney baked, bought, ate and sold an abundance of culinary creations to help raise some much-needed dough for the children’s […]

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Jerry Scoops First Prize In Kerins O’Rahillys Masters Challenge

Jerry Scoops First Prize In Kerins O’Rahillys Masters Challenge

April 20, 2016 at 11:46 am Comments are Disabled

A LOCAL publican’s golfing knowledge scooped him €500 after winning the Kerins O’Rahillys GAA Club Masters Challenge. Jerry Turner of Turner’s Bar on Castle Street, came first in the competition where participants had to pick the six golfers in the US Masters they thought would come highest on the leaderboard. Continued […]

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The view fromm The Slieve Mish Moutains

A Private Jet Almost Crashed Into The Slieve Mish Mountains

April 20, 2016 at 10:56 am Comments are Disabled

A PRIVATE jet that took off from Farranfore last year was just a minute away from crashing into the Slieve Mish Mountains after a misunderstanding over flight instructions. The Florida registered jet was carrying five people on board – three passengers and two crew – and left from Kerry Airport […]

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Gaelscoil Looks Forward To Presidential Visit To School On Thursday

Gaelscoil Looks Forward To Presidential Visit To School On Thursday

April 20, 2016 at 10:31 am Comments are Disabled

IT will be a very special day for one Tralee school on Thursday as they welcome  President Michael D Higgins through their doors. The President and his wife Sabina will honour Gaelscoil Mhic Easmainn with a visit as part of his duties in the continuing commemorations of the Easter Rising 1916. Gaelscoil Mhic Easmainn, […]

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The Wetlands Will Host A Unique Chamber Choir Performance

The Wetlands Will Host A Unique Chamber Choir Performance

April 20, 2016 at 10:10 am Comments are Disabled

THE award-winning chamber choir Opus ’96 will present “Song For Ireland” as part of the Easter 1916 Commemorations on Friday evening, April 22, at 8pm at Tralee Bay Wetlands Centre. Music fans can expect a wonderful selection of the best of Irish melodies under the direction of Martina Egan and […]

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At the visit of The Marie Keating Foundation

Mounthawk Students Hear Information On Cancer From Marie Keating Foundation

April 19, 2016 at 3:13 pm Comments are Disabled

STUDENTS at Mercy Mounthawk were made aware about the causes of cancer and how to help prevent it on Monday, when one of the Marie Keating Foundation’s Mobile Information Units paid a visit to the school. Specialist nurse from the foundation, Marie Fitzgerald, was on hand and spoke to the […]

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Photographed at the Annual Kerry Diocesan Youth Service day in the INEC Killarney on Sunday were from left, Emma O'Connor, Ballyheigue and Fiona Dinneen, Ballyheigue.
Photograph by Sally MacMonagle 

REPPRO FREE PHOTO KDYS
 Press release
KDYS Youth Day 2016
17-04-16
KDYS Youth Day took place at the INEC Killarney on Sunday last 17 April 2016 bringing together well over 1,000 young people from all over Kerry to celebrate, innovate and illustrate what it means to be young in Kerry today.

What is KDYS Youth Day?

KDYS Youth Day is an opportunity to celebrate the creative force and the innovative impetus that young people bring to every society.  The annual event, which has been running for 40 years, see’s the active participation of over 1,000 Youth Club Members and hundreds of Volunteer Leaders from across the Diocese of Kerry.  KDYS clubs support and enable young people to be active citizens helping to build stronger communities all around the County. They do this while having fun and promoting collective well-being. – Youth Day 2016, in Killarney on Sunday 17th April, marked a job well done for the 2015/16 season ending with a huge party taking over the INEC for the day.

A small selection of what was on offer throughout the day included Surf Simulator, Dance, Magic, Games, Fitness Challenge, Hair & Beauty, Variety Competition, Live Band (The fab Chapter 2 from Tralee) and of course the Mega Disco.  The emphasis was on fun, fun, fun…. designed to encourage as much getting stuck in as possible and the “punters” did just that!

KDYS Director Tim O Donoghue said: ‘Youth Day is a day where we celebrate the positivity and spirit of all young people in Kerry. Our programme of work is designed to ensure that all young people who participate in KDYS realise their potential and learn the skills to help them make good choices in their lives. We are there to facilitate and to provide the space for young people to become active members of their communities and one thing is for sure they never cease to amaze us with their vision, their creativity and their positivity. Let’s hope that our next government realise the importance of this and prioritise investment in opportunities for young people and we nurture our young to become leaders in our society.’

In the year that’s in it 1916 also got a look in with young people being encouraged to participate in Snap Ciarraí.   This is an initiative of the Trustees of Muckross House who are seeking the assistance of the public in compiling a photographic record of current day County Kerry to mark the centenary of the Easter Rising (see http://www.snapciarrai.ie/).

Photo Booths, Selfies and “Traditional Snappers” all captured the smiling happy people that was KDYS Youth Day 2016. 
Further information please contact:
Tim O Donoghue, CEO, KDYS
timodonoghue@kdys.ie
T: 0872383396

PHOTOS: Nearly 1,400 Young People Gather For KDYS Youth Day At INEC

April 19, 2016 at 3:05 pm Comments are Disabled

KDYS Youth Day took place at the INEC Killarney on Sunday last, April 17, bringing together well 1,379 young people from all over the Diocese of Kerry to celebrate, innovate and illustrate what it means to be young in Kerry and Cork today. The day was an opportunity to celebrate the creative force […]

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Hallelujah! We Can Say Goodbye To Bad Weather…Well, For A Couple Of Days

Hallelujah! We Can Say Goodbye To Bad Weather…Well, For A Couple Of Days

April 19, 2016 at 12:14 pm Comments are Disabled

WITH the county experiencing cooler than average temperatures over the last couple of weeks, winter’s grip has been difficult to shake off. But, judging by the forecast over today and tomorrow, cold weather looks to have finally got the boot…for a few days anyway! Met Eireann is forecasting temperatures to reach the lofty heights […]

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Conor Daly, Leah Broderick, Stephen Kelly, Jarleth Bell, Elana Bradley, Brendan O'Connell at the IT Tralee SipITT Triathlon. Photo by Gavin O'Connor.

PHOTOS: IT Tralee Combats Harmful Drinking With sipITT Triathlon

April 19, 2016 at 11:54 am Comments are Disabled

TEAMS of students and staff from IT Tralee participated in the sipITT fun triathlon on Wednesday evening. The event consisted of a 5km run, a 10km cycle and a 500m swim and over a hundred students and staff participated or volunteered as marshals on the night. SipITT aims to improve student health […]

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Kerry Sports Personalities Support KCSG’s Testicular Cancer Awareness Campaign

Kerry Sports Personalities Support KCSG’s Testicular Cancer Awareness Campaign

April 19, 2016 at 11:14 am Comments are Disabled

SPORTS Stars helped Kerry Cancer Support Group bring awareness of their fundraising campaign at Bank of Ireland’s Business and Community Expo at Killarney Racecourse last Saturday. The event was part of Bank of Ireland’s expansion of the Enterprise Initiative which will be grown to include 100 new towns in 2016. Kerry Cancer Support Group, […]

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Robert Carey, Margaret Dalaney, Noel Spillane, Joanne Griffin, Ailesh Hanrahan and Eamon O'Reilly.

Chance For Local Businesses To Get National Recognition With New Enterprise Awards

April 19, 2016 at 11:06 am Comments are Disabled

  KERRY enterprises that have set up their businesses with assistance from the local development companies and Dept. of Social Protection through the Back to Work Area Enterprise Allowance Scheme (BTWEA) are being offered the opportunity to get national recognition for their efforts through a newly launched Enterprise Awards programme. […]

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Free Buses From Tralee And Ballyheigue For Banna 1916 Commemoration On Thursday

Free Buses From Tralee And Ballyheigue For Banna 1916 Commemoration On Thursday

April 19, 2016 at 10:28 am 1 comment

MEMBERS of the public attending Thursday’s State Commemoration at Banna Strand are being asked to arrive early and use free shuttle buses from Tralee and Ballyheigue where possible. The President of Ireland, Michael D Higgins will attend the State Commemoration at Banna Strand at noon on Thursday to mark the […]

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PHOTOS: Tralee Area Clubs Take Part In Scór Na bPáistí County Finals

PHOTOS: Tralee Area Clubs Take Part In Scór Na bPáistí County Finals

April 18, 2016 at 4:38 pm Comments are Disabled

NA Gaeil and St Pat’s club youngsters came home with county honours from the annual Scór Na bPáistí finals held on Sunday last in Killorglin and in Foilmore. The Blennerville club came first in the Ballad Group competition while Na Gaeil were successful in Léiriú Stáitse. Tralee Parnells were second in the […]

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Diarmuid Belgey from Dingle Co. Kerry has won €33,000 on last Saturdays (16th April 2016) National Lottery Winning Streak game show on RTE.  Pictured here at the presentation of the winning cheques were from left to right: Sinead Kennedy, Winning Streak game show co-host; Emer O’Neill, the National Lottery ticket selling agent, Supervalu, Holyground, Dingle, Tralee, Co. Kerry; Diarmuid Belgey, the winning player; Declan Harrington, Head of Finance at the National Lottery who made the presentation; Melissa NÍ Chiobháin, the National Lottery ticket selling agent, Supervalu, Holyground, Dingle, Tralee, Co. Kerry and Marty Whelan, Winning Streak game show co-host. Pic: Mac Innes Photography

West Kerry Man Wins Tens Of Thousands On ‘Winning Streak’

April 18, 2016 at 3:56 pm Comments are Disabled

  A WEST Kerry man may have missed the excitement of the visiting Top Gear presenters to the peninsula, but he won’t mind after a trip to Dublin resulted in a cash windfall at the weekend. Diarmuid Begley appeared on RTE’s Winning Steak on Saturday night and came home with €33,000 in […]

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Transition Year Mercy Mounthawk students with Oliver Haughey from SkyDome, from left: Patrick O'Donnell, Josh McGuire, Killian Dalton, Roksana Mecaj, Oliver Haughey, Charlotte Murphy, Ali Feely, Avril Fitzgerald and Zack Brosnan. Photo by Gavin O'Connor.

Mercy Mounthawk Students Go Intergalactic With Skydome

April 18, 2016 at 3:35 pm Comments are Disabled

    TRANSITION year students in Mercy Mounthawk secondary school explored the universe on Monday. SkyDome a mobile planetarium visited the school and allowed students the chance interact with planets, stars, galaxies and other objects in our universe. The SkyDome can hold up to 45 people at a time and […]

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Awards To Honour Kerry Women In Business

Awards To Honour Kerry Women In Business

April 18, 2016 at 2:45 pm 1 comment

THE Annual Connect Kerry Women in Business Awards will take place at a Black Tie Gala Ceremony on Friday, June 10, in Ballyroe Heights Hotel and you can still nominate someone you know in a number of categories. Organized by Margaret Kissane Publisher and Editor of Connect Magazine, the Awards will […]

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Style Night To Help Five Local Ladies On Camino De Santiago Fundraising Effort

Style Night To Help Five Local Ladies On Camino De Santiago Fundraising Effort

April 18, 2016 at 12:47 pm Comments are Disabled

FIVE local ladies are taking on the Camino de Santiago all in aid of The Irish Guidedogs for the Blind and an event will be held this week to help their fundraising efforts. Unislim Tralee/Killarney is proud to present a style night for charity on Thursday April 21 at 8pm […]

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PHOTOS: Students Network At Steps 2 Success In Rose Hotel

PHOTOS: Students Network At Steps 2 Success In Rose Hotel

April 18, 2016 at 10:27 am Comments are Disabled

OVER 160 guests attended the Steps 2 Success night at The Rose Hotel on Thursday where students got a chance to show potential employers their skills set. Steps 2 Success is a final year module that all Creative Media, Information Technology and Computing students at the Institute of Technology must undertake as part […]

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Mario’s Great Beach Message For ‘Glowhearts’ Group

Mario’s Great Beach Message For ‘Glowhearts’ Group

April 17, 2016 at 7:53 pm Comments are Disabled

MARIO’S been at it again on Ballybunion Beach. The Ballybunion-based sand artist has created tributes to David Bowie, celebrated 1916 among other designs and now he has lent his talents to a great cause – the Glowhearts 4 Crumlin group. It’s all to publicise a ‘Lip Sync Battle’ themed fundraiser, which will take […]

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Kerry Is In Top Gear And Now We Need To Capitalise On It!

Kerry Is In Top Gear And Now We Need To Capitalise On It!

April 17, 2016 at 10:23 am Comments are Disabled

IT’S been some weekend for Kerry tourism. The eyes of the nation – and beyond – have been upon us as the ‘Top Gear’ team rolled into Killarney, Kenmare and west Kerry, while the weather has played a huge part in making for a magnificent showcase of our wonderful county. Top Gear […]

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Jessica Reen, Jack Buckley, Barbara Buckley, Clodagh Buckley, Soars Reen and Emer Reen at the Family Fun at Ballyseedy Garden Centre in aid of Down Syndrome Kerry on Saturday. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Family Fun At Ballyseedy Garden Centre For Down Syndrome Kerry

April 17, 2016 at 10:22 am Comments are Disabled

THERE was great family fun out in Ballyseedy Garden Centre on Saturday for the annual Tour De Munster Family Fun Weekend in aid of Down Syndrome Kerry. And the good news is the fun continues on Sunday afternoon from 12.30pm to 5.30pm with  more great entertainment for all the family. There’s […]

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Did You Get Your Census Form Yet?

Did You Get Your Census Form Yet?

April 17, 2016 at 10:21 am Comments are Disabled

AHEAD of the final week before Census 2016, the Central Statistics Office (CSO) is urging Kerry householders to engage with their census enumerator, or to make contact with the CSO if they have not yet had a visit from an enumerator. The census takes place on Sunday, April 24. Before […]

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Matt And Chris From ‘Top Gear’ Support ‘Darkness Into Light’ Tralee Event

Matt And Chris From ‘Top Gear’ Support ‘Darkness Into Light’ Tralee Event

April 16, 2016 at 7:27 pm Comments are Disabled

WELL Colin ‘Poshey’ Aherne outdid himself today! The man who has been working tirelessly to promote the ‘Darkness Into Light’ event in Tralee went out to west Kerry this morning to try to get the support of two very influential people. The ‘Top Gear’ presenters, Matt LeBlanc and Chris Evans, were […]

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Mark Murphy, Aoife Molloy, Sarah Murphy, Kayleigh Murphy and Cian McNamara at the Holy Family, Listellick National School and Tralee Educate Together Confirmation day in St Brendans Church, Photo by Gavin O'Connor.

PHOTOS: Confirmation Day For Children From Three Local Schools

April 16, 2016 at 9:42 am Comments are Disabled

OUR Lady and St Brendan’s Church was packed for the second day in a row on Friday as scores of pupils made their Confirmation. With Scoil Eoin pupils enjoying a great day on Thursday, it was the turn of children from Holy Family, Listellick and Tralee Educate Together who gathered […]

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Theologian To Give Talk At St Brendan’s During Earth Week

Theologian To Give Talk At St Brendan’s During Earth Week

April 16, 2016 at 9:16 am Comments are Disabled

ECO-theologian and Columban Missionary Fr. Sean McDonagh will be the speaker for the Diocese of Kerry Earth Week 2016. His talk, entitled “The Prophetic Challenge of Laudato Si”, will take place in St Brendan’s Parish Centre, Upper Rock Street, Tralee on Thursday 21 April at 7.30pm. Fr Mc Donagh will […]

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Helen Leahy, Aoife Leahy, Helen O'Hara, Chiomhe Leahy, Valarie Carroll, Judy Leahy and Michael Leahy at the Scoil Eoin Confirmation day in St Brendans Church. Photo by Gavin O'Connor.

PHOTOS: Scoil Eoin Children Confirmed At Our Lady And St Brendan’s Church

April 15, 2016 at 12:48 pm Comments are Disabled

IT was a special time for the sixth class pupils of Scoil Eoin yesterday as Confirmation Day arrived. The church at Our Lady and St Brendan’s was packed as 85 children received the holy sacrament from Bishop of Kerry, Ray Browne. The day stayed dry which made it ideal for photos outside, […]

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The ‘Top Gear’ Lads Are Going To Take In A West Kerry GAA Derby On Saturday

The ‘Top Gear’ Lads Are Going To Take In A West Kerry GAA Derby On Saturday

April 15, 2016 at 12:43 am Comments are Disabled

SO the Top Gear boys are definitely going to west Kerry at the weekend and they are looking for spectators to head over to join them watching a football match on Saturday morning over in Gallarus. Word has it that the crew are already in Killarney filming. There was speculation that […]

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