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Kerry Association London Looks For Kerry Person Of The Year

Kerry Association London Looks For Kerry Person Of The Year

June 19, 2015 at 9:48 am Comments are Disabled

The Kerry Association London has set a deadline of July 3 for the receipt of nomination forms for its Kerry Person of the Year award. The annual award will be presented to the Kerry person who has made the largest contribution to the social, sporting or cultural life of Kerry […]

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Nineteen Tralee GPs Have Signed Up For Free Care For Under 6 Scheme

June 18, 2015 at 4:31 pm Comments are Disabled

NINETEEN GPs based in Tralee have signed up for the Free GP Care for Under 6s scheme according to the latest figures from the HSE. The figures show that 68 contracts from Kerry GPs have been received out of a total of 88 – a 77% take up according to […]

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New Brochure Aims To Attract Businesses To Tralee

June 18, 2015 at 2:15 pm Comments are Disabled

  THE Tralee Chamber Alliance has published a new brochure to showcase Kerry’s Capital Town as the perfect destination for business, retail, education and for life. The Business Destination Brochure has been designed to give a flavour of what Tralee has to offer and why the town should be considered […]

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Secretary of the Kerry District League, John O'Regan, next to a plank of wood which was thrown through the cab window of one of the machines by thieves. Photo by Gavin O'Connor.

“Mindless Thugs” Cause €10,000 Worth Of Damage At KDL Headquarters

June 18, 2015 at 1:54 pm Comments are Disabled

OVER €10,000 worth of damage was caused when vandals broke into the Kerry District Grounds in Mounthawk Park in the early hours of Monday morning. The damage was done to machinery and is a setback to the work currently ongoing at a new all weather pitch which is close to completion. “Mindless thugs […]

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Our Guide To Getting A Great Father’s Day Gift In Town

Our Guide To Getting A Great Father’s Day Gift In Town

June 18, 2015 at 12:50 pm Comments are Disabled

IT’S that time of year again when we show our appreciation for the dads in our lives. They’ve done a lot for us kids over the years; changing our nappies (the odd one did this), driving us to school/soccer/rugby/ballet practice, roaring at us on the football field, throwing dirty looks at boyfriends, punishing us […]

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Representatives of Gaelscoil Mhic Easmainn teams that have recently won competitions are, front row, from left: Edward Mac Sfathigh (Allianz Cumann na mBunscol Hurling Boys Division Two), Ciara Derath (Allianz Cumann na mBunscol Girls Football Division Two) and Aisling Ni Ainifein (Allianz Cumann na mBunscol Quiz  County Winners). Back row: Conor O Ciarba (Gael Linn Gael Scol Football Winners), Tomas O hAainifin (Allianz Cumann na mBunscol Boys Football Division One Winners), Abi Ni Chathasaigh (Gael Linn Football Winners) and Dearbhla Ni Choirc (Inter School Girls Basketball Blitz Winners). Photo by Gavin O'Connor.

PHOTOS: The Silverware Mounts Up At Gaelscoil Mhic Easmainn

June 18, 2015 at 11:22 am Comments are Disabled

WITH the summer holidays almost upon us, one school has been making use of the fine weather by holding their Active Schools Week. This active approach is certainly paying off, because in the past month or so, Gaelscoil Mhic Easmainn, have been busy picking up their fair share of silverware at local sporting […]

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PHOTOS: Fourteen Kerry Properties Go To Auction At Knockdown Prices

PHOTOS: Fourteen Kerry Properties Go To Auction At Knockdown Prices

June 18, 2015 at 10:13 am Comments are Disabled

FOURTEEN Kerry properties will go under the hammer in July at the next Allsop auction. The 13 residential and one commercial property are spread all over the county and will go to auction in the RDS Dublin on July 8 at – what appears to be – low reserve prices. Continued […]

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Summer Solstice Run Celebrates 10th Anniversary This Sunday

Summer Solstice Run Celebrates 10th Anniversary This Sunday

June 18, 2015 at 10:12 am Comments are Disabled

LOCAL runners and organisers put the finishing touches to their preparations for the ‘Summer Solstice 10k’ run taking place this Sunday, June 21. This will be the tenth anniversary of the run which was started back in 2005 by Jim McNeice as he looked to raise money for the ‘Irish Heart […]

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Kerry ETB Staff To Move Into Centrepoint Building

Kerry ETB Staff To Move Into Centrepoint Building

June 18, 2015 at 9:58 am Comments are Disabled

THE Centrepoint Building will welcome new tenants next week when the staff of the Kerry Education and Training Board (KETB) relocate to the premises. The staff will move from their current base in the Riverside House at Dan Spring Road to the more centrally located building on John Joe Sheehy Road. The building […]

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Council Gives People A Chance To Pay Their Respects To Berkeley Tragedy Victims

Council Gives People A Chance To Pay Their Respects To Berkeley Tragedy Victims

June 17, 2015 at 3:46 pm Comments are Disabled

A BOOK of condolences has opened in the reception area in Kerry County Council, so the people of Tralee can express their sympathy at the deaths of six young Irish people in Berkeley yesterday. The book opened after lunchtime on Wednesday and will continue to remain open during office hours […]

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VIDEO: Social Box TV Got Some Fantastic Footage At The Féile Na mBláth

VIDEO: Social Box TV Got Some Fantastic Footage At The Féile Na mBláth

June 17, 2015 at 3:37 pm Comments are Disabled

SOCIAL Box TV were out and about over the weekend at the ‘Féile na mBláth Park Family Festival’ where they got some great footage of the festivities and events that took place. The 7-minute long clip, from the locally-based YouTube channel, highlights the fantastic work that went into this year’s […]

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This Guinness-Themed Mural In Boherbee Is Going Down Well

This Guinness-Themed Mural In Boherbee Is Going Down Well

June 17, 2015 at 2:29 pm Comments are Disabled

YOU’LL have to be careful driving up Boherbee these days, because a new mural on the side of a famous pub is stopping both pedestrians and traffic alike. Francis Galvin of the Slieve Mish Bar wanted to do something to brighten up the side of the building, so a locally-based artist […]

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At the Walk of Life, check presentation were, from left: Deirdre Fee, Katrina Locke, Mary Young, Mary O'Sullivan, Delores Gallagher, Albha Foley, Lorraine Bowler, Colin Ahern, Jimmy Mulligan, Justin Duggan, Kayleigh O'Regan McCannon,  Donna Hennebery and Mark Lynch. Photo by  Gavin O'Connor.

Walk 4 Life Raises Huge Amount For Local Charities

June 17, 2015 at 11:55 am Comments are Disabled

THE success of the ‘Walk 4 Life’ event held back in April was evident yesterday as organisers from the walk presented a cheque for  €5,860 to their selected charities. Colin Aherne and Lorraine Bowler were delighted at the NEKD offices yesterday as they saw the labours of their hard work pay off. […]

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Kerry Named Amongst The Best In Europe For Family Holidays

Kerry Named Amongst The Best In Europe For Family Holidays

June 17, 2015 at 10:29 am Comments are Disabled

KERRY has been ranked amongst the elite of Europe for family holiday destinations in a new feature by the travel heavyweights ‘Lonely Planet’. The kingdom is joined in a top ten list of ‘Best Places For Family Holidays In Europe 2015’, by some of the most spectacular and iconic tourist destinations […]

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At the launch of the Spa/Fenit Hospice Committee Midsummer Art Exhibition in aid of the Palliative Care Unit in Kerry General Hospital were, from left: Sally Ryle, Jane Hilliard, Maureen O'Mahony, John Hurley, Mairead Moriarty, Margaret O'Shea, Nuala Finnagan, Noreen O'Leary and Mary McSwiney. Photo by Gavin O'Connor.

Afternoon Of Art In Aid Of Kerry Hospice At The Oyster Tavern

June 17, 2015 at 10:18 am Comments are Disabled

THE SPA/FENIT branch of the Kerry Hospice are joining forces with local artists to raise funds for the Palliative Care Unit in Kerry General Hospital. ‘A Midsummer Art Exhibition’ will take place in the Oyster Tavern, this Sunday, between 3pm and 8pm. Highly acclaimed artist, John Hurley, has kindly donated […]

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Tralee Schools To Receive Awards For Maths And Science Excellence

Tralee Schools To Receive Awards For Maths And Science Excellence

June 16, 2015 at 2:36 pm Comments are Disabled

  THIRTY-NINE Kerry primary schools, including many from the Tralee area, will receive the Science Foundation Ireland Discover Primary Science and Maths (DPSM) Award of Science and Maths Excellence. Minister for Skills, Research and Innovation, Damien English TD, made the announcement that, overall, 549 Irish primary schools across the country will receive this […]

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VIDEO: Tralee Youth Group Needs Your Vote To Win Award

VIDEO: Tralee Youth Group Needs Your Vote To Win Award

June 16, 2015 at 12:11 pm Comments are Disabled

A LOCAL youth group is currently on the look-out for support from the people of Kerry after they recently entered into the Irish Cancer Society’s X-HALE Youth Awards. ‘Transforum Alley Youthreach’ which is based in Tralee has entered its film project entitled ‘Drag’ (see video below) into the Awards and […]

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Members of Kerry ETB and IT Tralee at the signing of the MOU between both parties in the North Campus on Monday evening.

IT Tralee And Kerry ETB Reaffirm Their Partnership

June 16, 2015 at 11:17 am Comments are Disabled

IT TRALEE and the Kerry Education and Training Board reaffirmed their partnership on Monday evening in the North Campus. Both organisations signed a Memorandum of Understanding to continue to maximise opportunities for learners in Kerry. The MOU reaffirms both organisations commitment to working collaboratively as they have done since 2007. […]

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Pictured at the launch of "Tough as Leather", the John Lenihan story written by journalist Con Dennehy at the launch in Gallys Tralee on Friday night. Front L/r: Clare O'Leary and John Lenihan. Back L/r: Con Dennehy, Margaret Dennehy and Weeshie Fogarty.

New Book On ‘King Of The Mountains’ Launched In Gally’s

June 16, 2015 at 11:02 am Comments are Disabled

LAST week saw more than 500 people attend the launch of the new book about the life and success of the Kerry athlete, John Lenihan, which is entitled ‘Tough As Leather’. Lenihan, the former ‘World Mountain Running Champion’ from Ballymac, has run more than 140,000 miles during his illustrious career, the […]

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How Much Have Our Kerry TDs Earned Since 2011?

How Much Have Our Kerry TDs Earned Since 2011?

June 15, 2015 at 3:56 pm Comments are Disabled

  SINCE 2011, the six sitting Kerry TDs have received a combined total of over €3.6m in salaries and expenses. With figures obtained by an ‘Irish Mirror’ investigation team through the Freedom of Information Act, it was revealed the total gross amount paid out to Kerry TDs in salary and expenses between 2011 and […]

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Gardaí Investigate Crimes Against Tralee Businesses

Gardaí Investigate Crimes Against Tralee Businesses

June 15, 2015 at 3:19 pm Comments are Disabled

  GARDAÍ are looking into a number of break-ins  in and around Tralee in the past 10 days. Last Monday, June 8, the Kingdom Care Charity shop at the Mart was broken into at around 4.40am. A rock was  thrown throughout the window and thieves gained access stealing what is […]

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Thieves Steal Alcohol In Two Break-Ins At John Mitchels GAA Premises

Thieves Steal Alcohol In Two Break-Ins At John Mitchels GAA Premises

June 15, 2015 at 2:53 pm Comments are Disabled

  JOHN Mitchels GAA club’s premises on John Joe Sheehy Road was broken into twice last week, with thieves taking alcohol from the bar on both occasions. On Wednesday, June 10, at 4.30am, the window of the premises was broken, as was the window of Walter Lyons furniture shop in […]

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VIDEO: New Clip Of Tralee Shows The Town In Full Bloom

VIDEO: New Clip Of Tralee Shows The Town In Full Bloom

June 15, 2015 at 12:49 pm Comments are Disabled

  WHILE it might be sometimes easy to forget that we live in a beautiful part of the world, it only takes a simple video like the one below to make you stop and take note. Alanna Diggin, a local filmmaker and internet blogger, spent a few days filming in […]

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PHOTOS: Another Great Day Out For Families At Féile na mBláth

PHOTOS: Another Great Day Out For Families At Féile na mBláth

June 15, 2015 at 12:21 pm Comments are Disabled

THE Féile na mBláth @ The Park festival saw more crowds flock down to the festivities in what was a fantastic family event, thanks in part to the amazing weather. Crowds of families, couples and interested tourists strolled through the various stalls and entertainment set-ups with most stopping for a glance and staying […]

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Niamh Moriarty, Amy Moriarty, Clodagh Fitzgerald and Ciara Kennedy in Thurles for the Tipperary v Kerry match on Sunday. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Kerry Fans Make Trip To Tipp In The Sunshine

June 15, 2015 at 12:05 pm Comments are Disabled

KERRY fans came up in their thousands to Semple Stadium on Sunday to watch their team advance to another Munster Final next month. It was a glorious day in Thurles for the Tipperary v Kerry encounter with people from all corners of the county wearing Kerry jerseys of  green and gold, blue, navy, white and even pink […]

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PHOTOS: Tralee People Win At AIMS Awards In Killarney

June 15, 2015 at 10:11 am Comments are Disabled

WHILE the big prizes eluded most Tralee nominees at the the Association of Irish Musical Societies (AIMS) Awards on Saturday night, there was still much to cheer about. The INEC was the venue as over 1,200 members waited with baited breath for the winners to be announced. One of these winners […]

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Golf Star Praises The Return Of Colm Cooper

Golf Star Praises The Return Of Colm Cooper

June 14, 2015 at 7:32 pm Comments are Disabled

  A WELL-KNOWN golfer took to Twitter earlier today to show his support for a returning Kerry hero. Shane Lowry, who is currently ranked at #55 in the world golf rankings tweeted a quick message about the return of Colm ‘ The Gooch’ Cooper who today made his championship comeback. On his Facebook […]

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Karina and Marguerite O'Halloran with 'Rosebud' and 'Bingo' at the Féile na mBláth Dog Show in the Town Park on Saturday. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Pooches On Parade In The Park

June 14, 2015 at 9:21 am Comments are Disabled

FOUR-LEGGED friends took centre stage on Saturday for the annual Féile na mBláth Dog Show in the Town Park. Sponsored by Kelliher’s Mills in association with Animal Net Kerry, the show did not disappoint and proud owners paraded their pooches to try to win one of the eight categories. It […]

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Bebhinn Keane, Neil Burns, Laoise Keane and Ciara Sheridan at the Féile na mBláth in the Town Park on Saturday. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: A Fantastic Fun Day At The Féile

June 14, 2015 at 9:21 am Comments are Disabled

BEAUTIFUL sunshine helped turn Saturday’s Féile na mBláth into one of the most successful ever with hundreds of families enjoying the various attractions. The ‘Lords of Strut’ drew a massive crowd who really enjoyed their antics, there was a huge variety of children’s entertainment with bouncy castles, face painting and the […]

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At the IT Tralee Post Graduate Exhibition on in the Ashe Memorial Hall were, from left: Zara and Josephine O'Dowd. Photo by Gavin O'Connor.

PHOTOS: Innovative Ideas Abound At IT Tralee Graduates’ Exhibition

June 13, 2015 at 1:24 pm Comments are Disabled

IT TRALEE students took over Kerry County Museum Thursday when they exhibited the work they had produced over the year long course. The Master of Arts in Creative Media programme is designed to facilitate a broad range of media contexts, including film-making, broadcasting, design, music, performance, visual arts, literature and interactive […]

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