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ITT Students Union Criticises Industrial Action Taken By TUI Staff

ITT Students Union Criticises Industrial Action Taken By TUI Staff

April 14, 2016 at 6:00 pm Comments are Disabled

THE IT Tralee Students Union President has criticised industrial action taken by TUI staff at the college, which he says is “causing extreme anxiety for students”. In a statement issued on Thursday, the IT Tralee Students’ Union said it was made aware of a TUI grievance, in relation to the […]

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front: Pat O'Shea, Joan Trant, Helen O'Sullivan, Kay O'Connor. Back: Phil Leen, Paul O'Siullivan, Simon Quinn, Mena Cahill, Debbie O'Connor and Garda Irene Riordan. Photo by Gavin O'Connor.

Clubs From Lohercannon To Derrymore West Will Unite For Showcase Event

April 14, 2016 at 12:10 pm Comments are Disabled

IF you are interested in getting involved clubs from Lohercannon to Derrymore West, this could be the night for you. Curraheen Community Council will host an information evening on Tuesday, April 19th in Fels Point Hotel, from 7.30pm to 9pm. All local voluntary groups from Lohercannon to Derrymore West and surrounding areas will have […]

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Five Kerry Properties To Go To Auction Later This Month

Five Kerry Properties To Go To Auction Later This Month

April 14, 2016 at 11:07 am 1 comment

FIVE Kerry properties in all will go under the hammer at the next Allsop Auction later this month. The properties are in Tralee, Ballyheigue, Ballybunion and Cordal and are part of 195 properties in the RDS Dublin auction at 9am on Thursday, April 28. As we reported earlier, The Sportsfield Bar […]

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Jobless Figure Falls In Tralee For First Time Since November 2015

Jobless Figure Falls In Tralee For First Time Since November 2015

April 14, 2016 at 10:39 am Comments are Disabled

THE live register figure in Tralee dropped in March for the first time since November 2015 and by almost 10% since March 2015 according to the latest figures from the CSO. The latest figures for March showed there were 5,008 people signing on in the Tralee area, down 179 from last […]

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Presentation Holds Mental Health Awareness Week At School

April 13, 2016 at 2:48 pm Comments are Disabled

THE Student Representative Council at Presentation Secondary School, Tralee co-ordinated the Annual Mental Health Awareness week in Presentation Tralee last week as a range of activities and talks were provided for all students by representatives of agencies such as Kerry Jigsaw and Aware. While different groups were scheduled for formal […]

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Mods and Minis together with their customers raise nearly €3000 for local charities! Pictured from L-R: Margaret Kelly- from the Emly Ward at University Hospital Kerry with Alison Roche - Manager of Mods & Minis Tralee Store.

Mods And Minis’ Tralee Store Raises Funds For The Cashel Ward At University Hospital Kerry

April 13, 2016 at 2:41 pm Comments are Disabled

THE Mods & Minis’ store in Tralee, along with their other five stores in Munster, came together with their customers and held a recent fundraising drive throughout all their stores, raising nearly €3,000 for local charities. The Tralee store raised over €495 for The Cashel Ward, which is the Children’s Unit […]

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David McCormick of Tralee Bay Wetlands in front of the little island where a swans nest was destroyed over last weekend. Photo by Gavin O'Connor.

Tralee Wetlands Swans’ Nest Destroyed By Weekend Weather

April 13, 2016 at 2:36 pm Comments are Disabled

RISING waters have destroyed the swans nest along with six eggs contained in it at Tralee Bay Wetlands Centre. The nest is located on an tiny island near the entrance to the Wetlands on the town side and has been used by a pair of swans even before the centre opened in 2012. […]

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Chamber CEO Calls For Grants To Help Start-Ups Move Into Listed Buildings In Town Centre

April 13, 2016 at 12:27 pm Comments are Disabled

THE Chief Executive of the Tralee Chamber Alliance is calling for the government to make grants available to refurbish rooms in listed buildings in Tralee so they can house start-up businesses. Speaking on Radio Kerry’s ‘Kerry Today’ programme this morning, Kieran Ruttledge especially identified listed buildings in Denny Street and Day Place that […]

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Get Rid Of Your Electrical Appliances For Free At Recycling Event This Weekend

Get Rid Of Your Electrical Appliances For Free At Recycling Event This Weekend

April 13, 2016 at 11:08 am 1 comment

LOOKING to dispose of that broken fridge/TV/toaster/anything with battery for free? ERP Ireland in association with Kerry County Council are holding a free recycling event this Saturday, April 16 at Tralee Mart, Caherslee. Members of the public can bring along items such as TVs, washing machines, IT equipment, fridge freezers and stereos – anything that has, […]

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From Gaelcholaiste Chiarrai, Ursellla Mhochóir, Janine Ní Chonchúir and Loraine De Nais at the Kerry ETB 1916 commemoration event in The Rose Hotel. Photo by Gavin O'Connor.

PHOTOS: Hundreds Attend Kerry ETB Schools 1916 Commemoration Event

April 13, 2016 at 10:48 am Comments are Disabled

OVER 250 second level students attended the Kerry Education and Training Board 1916 Commemoration Event on Tuesday April 12 in The Rose Hotel, Tralee. The event was co-hosted by Kerry Music Education Partnership, a music education initiative led by Kerry ETB, in partnership with Kerry County Council, the Institute of […]

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The Sportsfield Bar Goes To Auction Later This Month

The Sportsfield Bar Goes To Auction Later This Month

April 13, 2016 at 9:52 am Comments are Disabled

THE Sportsfield Bar up in Boherbee is set to go under the hammer at the next Allsop Auction later this month. The building which is home to the famous pub, a favourite of sports fans on match day at nearby Austin Stack Park, has a reserve range of between €110,000 – €130,000. The […]

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Know Your Rights: Should My Dog Be Microchipped?

Know Your Rights: Should My Dog Be Microchipped?

April 12, 2016 at 8:00 pm Comments are Disabled

  Question: Should my dog be microchipped? Does the microchip replace a dog licence? Answer Under the Microchipping of Dogs Regulations 2015, all dogs born after 1 June 2015 must be microchipped and registered on an authorised database by the time they are 12 weeks old, or if they leave […]

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A Good Night’s Entertainment Raises Funds For Recovery Haven

A Good Night’s Entertainment Raises Funds For Recovery Haven

April 12, 2016 at 4:20 pm Comments are Disabled

KILLORGLIN Golf Club recently presented a cheque to Recovery Haven after a successful night at The Rambling House held at Killorglin Golf Club on Thursday, April 7, raised €1,605 for the charity. The night was full of entertainment as musicians, singers, dancers, storytellers all gathered to support Recovery Haven on the night. […]

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Ferris Blasts Insurance Industry And Government Over Car Insurance Premium Hikes

April 12, 2016 at 12:24 pm Comments are Disabled

SINN Féin TD Martin Ferris has strongly criticised both the insurance industry and the last Government after he was contacted by Kerry motorists saying their insurance premiums have risen by as much as 40 per cent in twelve months. In one instance he said a man was quoted €3,000 despite having over 5 years experience and a clean driving record. […]

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Tralee Chamber Alliance To Meet Kerry TDs About Job Strategy For The Town

Tralee Chamber Alliance To Meet Kerry TDs About Job Strategy For The Town

April 12, 2016 at 10:18 am Comments are Disabled

A SERIES of meetings are scheduled to take place this week between Tralee Chamber Alliance and Kerry Dáil representatives who will be asked to outline their strategy for job creation in Tralee. The meetings come as Tralee Chamber Alliance says all five Kerry TDs must deliver on their election promises to […]

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Garvey’s In Rock Street To Get €2m Refurbishment

Garvey’s In Rock Street To Get €2m Refurbishment

April 12, 2016 at 9:58 am Comments are Disabled

GARVEY’S Supervalu in Tralee is about to get a whole new look with a €2 million refurbishment of their Tralee store. Tralee based contractors Ned O’Shea and Sons are the main contractors for the work which is expected to be completed in 8 to 10 weeks. The work has already begun but it’s business as usual […]

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Get Snapping To Capture The Centenary And Raise Funds For Charities

Get Snapping To Capture The Centenary And Raise Funds For Charities

April 11, 2016 at 4:26 pm Comments are Disabled

TO mark the centenary of the Easter Rising 1916, Muckross House Research Library, Killarney, are inviting everyone to create a photographic record of the county on Saturday, April 23rd and Sunday April 24, 2016. The photograph should reflect an aspect of Kerry life or Play. Step 1. Take a photo on the […]

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Gardaí Investigate Theft From Vehicle In Fenit

Gardaí Investigate Theft From Vehicle In Fenit

April 11, 2016 at 3:16 pm Comments are Disabled

GARDAI are looking for the public’s help with their investigation into a theft from a vehicle in Fenit recently. The incident occurred in a housing estate in the village between Saturday, April 2 at 8pm and Sunday, April 3 at 4pm. Mechanical tools were taken out of the vehicle, as well as an […]

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Conor Fitzgerald, Elaine Grant Field and Kieran Brosnan taking part in the Banna Beast Challenge on Saturday afternoon. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: More From The Beastly Behaviour In Banna On Saturday

April 11, 2016 at 11:02 am 1 comment

THERE was some craic out in Banna on Saturday. As we reported yesterday (click here for previous coverage), some 700 people took part in the inaugural Banna Beast Challenge where they negotiated a punishing 7.5km course on the beach and behind the dunes, strewn with obstacles. Organised by CrossFit R560 […]

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Out on the Gallop! The Kingdom Greyhound track in Tralee is the place to be on Saturday 23rd April at 7:45p.m. where Blennerville N.S. host’s a ‘Night at the Dogs’ to raise much needed funds to provide sports equipment and library facilities for the school.
Pictured from left are Gráinne O' Donnell, Conor Cronin, School Principal, Terry O' Sullivan with Dubai Diva, Emily Corridon and Darragh Cronin. Pic: Pauline Dennigan
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Blennerville Prepares To Go To The Dogs In Aid Of School

April 11, 2016 at 10:23 am Comments are Disabled

THE Kingdom Greyhound track in Tralee is the place to be on Saturday, April 23 at 7:45pm where Blennerville N.S. hosts a ‘Night at the Dogs’ to raise much needed funds to provide sports equipment and library facilities for the school. The night promises to be a wonderful social occasion with […]

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There Was A Kerry Man Keeping Up A US Masters Tradition

There Was A Kerry Man Keeping Up A US Masters Tradition

April 10, 2016 at 11:48 pm 1 comment

IT wouldn’t be the US Masters without it really, sure it wouldn’t? While we were all gripped with the finale of the golf tonight at Augusta, an unidentified Kerry man popped up on our tellybox a while ago watching Dustin Johnson tee off at a hole. It’s pretty much an annual thing […]

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Susan Howard, Ailish Clohessy and Ann Greene taking part in the Banna Beast Challenge on Saturday afternoon. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Hundreds Unleash Their Inner Beast At Banna Challenge

April 10, 2016 at 12:41 pm Comments are Disabled

THEY came from all over the country to Banna yesterday to unleash their inner beast. It was all part of the ‘Banna Beast Challenge’, a military style obstacle challenge over 7km on the beach organised by CrossFit R560 Gym in Monavalley. There was also an ‘Elite’ course for the hardcore athletes, but […]

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Amber and Franz Henggeler and Colleen Connolly at the official reopening of The Rose Hotel on Friday evening. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: ‘We Want To Make The Hotel Special For The People Of Tralee’

April 10, 2016 at 11:50 am Comments are Disabled

YESTERDAY we brought you coverage of the official opening of the new Rose Hotel with 200 invited guests enjoying a great party (click here). The hotel has gone under extensive refurbishment and now looks fantastic. During the party on Friday evening,  owner of the hotel, Dick Henggeler, spoke about their plans for the […]

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Tourism Interests Invited To One-Day Showcase In Killarney

Tourism Interests Invited To One-Day Showcase In Killarney

April 10, 2016 at 11:30 am Comments are Disabled

KERRY County Council’s Tourism Unit in association with the Destination Kerry Tourism Forum is hosting a one-day showcase of the Kerry tourism product on Wednesday, April 20 at the Malton Hotel, Killarney. The showcase – which is open to anyone in the local tourism industry – aims to create a greater […]

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Tesco’s Tralee Stores To Host Charity Bakesale For Temple Street Hospital

Tesco’s Tralee Stores To Host Charity Bakesale For Temple Street Hospital

April 10, 2016 at 10:37 am Comments are Disabled

TESCO in Manor West and Abbey Court, Tralee will join other stores around the country in hope of raising funds for Temple Street by hosting Ireland’s Big Bake Sale from 11am – 6pm on Friday, April 15. They have called on shoppers and burgeoning bakers to show their support for […]

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Status Yellow Rainfall Alert For Kerry Tomorrow

April 9, 2016 at 6:45 pm Comments are Disabled

IT’S not going to be very nice tomorrow. Met Eireann has issued a Yellow Status rainfall warning for Kerry lasting from 6am on Sunday morning until 6am on Monday morning. The rainfall warning is for Kerry, Limerick, Tipperary and Waterford where  25 to 50 mm rainfall is expected. The heaviest falls […]

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Rose of Tralee Elysha Brennan, Marie Donnellan, Daithi O Se and Sile Ni Dheargain at the official reopening of The Rose Hotel on Friday evening. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Dott Remembered At Swish Party To Launch New Rose Hotel

April 9, 2016 at 2:53 pm Comments are Disabled

THE Henggelers sure know how to throw a party. After months of work, the new-look Rose Hotel was officially launched on Friday as owners Dick and Eibhlin Henggeler cut the tape in the morning and a reception with a distinct touch of class was held later that evening. Around 200 invited guests got to […]

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North Kerry College Offers New Courses For 2016

North Kerry College Offers New Courses For 2016

April 9, 2016 at 10:52 am Comments are Disabled

NORTH Kerry College of Further Education is currently enrolling for a number of courses in many different fields. North Kerry College  (formerly Listowel Community College) is the largest provider of Post-Leaving Certificate education in North Kerry & Limerick West. The college provides a range of accredited courses at Level 5 and 6. […]

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Take In The Washing, The Forecast For The Weekend Doesn’t Look Good

April 8, 2016 at 4:30 pm Comments are Disabled

ANY hope of a lovely Spring weekend has been dashed by Met Eireann’s forecast…but we’ll take it with a pinch of salt! Bear in mind, last weekend the Met office predicted a washout and we had some nice weather, so maybe their weather vanes are out of whack again. Nevertheless, they are predicting […]

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New ‘Kerry 1916’ Book To Feature Many Tralee Men Involved In The Rising

New ‘Kerry 1916’ Book To Feature Many Tralee Men Involved In The Rising

April 8, 2016 at 11:24 am Comments are Disabled

A NEW book titled, ‘Kerry 1916: Histories and Legacies of the Easter Rising – A Centenary Record’, is to be published to coincide with the centenary of the Easter Rising of 1916 with the launch taking place at the Rose Hotel, Tralee, on Friday, April 22 at 8pm. The book, […]

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