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at the KFW Irish Fashion Industry Awards at the Europe Hotel and Resort, Killarney, on Friday night. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Stunning Style And Tralee Winners At The KFW Awards In Killarney

March 5, 2016 at 11:33 am Comments are Disabled

KERRY fashion is in rude health if the events of the past few days are anything to go by. After the style-heavy shenanigans at the Kerry Fashion Week fashion show in Tralee on Wednesday, the focus shifted to Killarney as the 8th annual KFW Irish Fashion Industry Awards in association […]

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Presentation Tralee students Muirne Scanlon Meabh Pierse and Anna Sheehy with 'O-Pops' at the County Final of the Kerry County Council Annual Student Enterprise Awards at IT Tralee on Friday. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Students Show Their Enterprising Spirit At Awards

March 5, 2016 at 11:14 am Comments are Disabled

AS we reported yesterday, the County Final of the Kerry County Council Annual Student Enterprise Awards was another huge success. There were 60 mini-businesses set up by over 200 second level school students involved in the competition promoting business idea development, structure, sourcing of finance, marketing/sales and the presentation of a formal business plan. Prizes […]

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St Joseph's Ballybunion students Conor McGrath, Niamh Stack and Alanna Whelan with 'Ripbar' at the County Final of the Kerry County Council Annual Student Enterprise Awards at IT Tralee on Friday. Photo by Dermot Crean

Young Kerry Entrepreneurs Excel In Kerry County Council Student Enterprise Awards

March 4, 2016 at 4:35 pm Comments are Disabled

THERE were amazing ideas on show today at the IT Tralee for the County Final of the Kerry County Council Annual Student Enterprise Awards and it was students in north and mid-Kerry schools who scooped the top prizes. The event saw 60 mini-businesses being set up by over 200 second level school […]

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Gaelscoil Mhic Easmainn at the choir performance for Seachtain Na Gaeilge, they were, from left: Olive Ni Ghearin, Lucas MacGearilt, Sorcha Ni Luansigh, Marc O'Coinne, Ella Nic Gabhann, Jane Akinrinlade, Treasa Ui Righaill. Photo by Gavin O'Connor.

PHOTOS: Local Schoolchildren Sing Their Hearts Out For Seachtain Na Gaeilge

March 4, 2016 at 1:16 pm 1 comment

SCHOOLS from all over Kerry took part in the Corfhéile na mBunscoilleanna 2016 in the Ballygarry House Hotel for this year’s  Seachtain Na Gaeilge. Eight national schools performed, including four from the Tralee area – Blennerville National School, Presentation Primary School, Derryquay National School and Spa National School. It was all […]

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At the Mercy Mounthawk Parents Council Table Quiz were, from left: Mary O'Sullivan, Claire O'Connor, Jane Deasy and Margaret O'Brien. Photo by Gavin O'Connor.

PHOTOS: Mounthawk Parents Council Quiz It Up In The Brogue

March 4, 2016 at 1:09 pm Comments are Disabled

MERCY Mounthawk Parents Council held a table quiz on Thursday night in the Brogue Inn in aid of funds for student activities at the secondary school. There was a great turnout at this annual event which has been going on now for over ten years. Funds from the night go towards […]

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Kingdom Care volunteers are, from left: Craig Coady, Kelly Ronen, Liliy Kirby, Peter Tobin and Elizabeth Roche. Photo by Gavin O'Connor.

Charity Group Takes Over Café/Restaurant At The Mart Buildings

March 4, 2016 at 9:06 am 1 comment

FOR 10 years a community group has been reaching out to the elderly, giving peace of mind and companionship to them and their loved ones. In February, Kingdom Care, celebrated its ten year anniversary helping in the community through their charity shops, home help and have recently taken over a cafe/restaurant. Last November, […]

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Mounthawk Students Do Their Bit To Raise Awareness For Homelessness

Mounthawk Students Do Their Bit To Raise Awareness For Homelessness

March 4, 2016 at 9:00 am Comments are Disabled

THE YSI Group, ‘The Road Home’, from Mercy Mounthawk, Tralee, have recently raised thousands of euro for the homeless charity, Focus Ireland, by completing a series of fundraisers. First, the group slept outside for a night on the grounds of their school in order to understand what being homeless is like. This […]

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If Your Local Festival Can Attract Overseas Visitors, Then The Council May Have Funds For It

If Your Local Festival Can Attract Overseas Visitors, Then The Council May Have Funds For It

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

  IF you think your local festival can attract overseas visitors, then the Council may be able to help with funding. Kerry County Council’s Tourism Development Unit has announced details of the 2016 Community Tourism Diaspora Initiative. Funding is available through the scheme to provide support to local and community […]

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At The Presentation Secondary School 'Dress In Character Day' were, from left: Caroline Hurley, Symmone Hunt, Elizabeth Zarane, Kate O'Donoghue and Ailbhe Ryle. Photo by Gavin O'Connor.

PHOTOS: Pres Girls Get Into Character For Love Literature Week

March 3, 2016 at 11:17 am Comments are Disabled

LOVE Literature Week 2016 is taking place at Presentation Secondary School Tralee this week with an extensive programme of events celebrating all things literary. Wednesday  was the highlight of the week for students for the the Annual Dress in Character Day where students and staff paraded in the Assembly Hall. Earlier that day, first years can be […]

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Tralee Imperials U18 Boys Make Club History

Tralee Imperials U18 Boys Make Club History

March 3, 2016 at 9:56 am Comments are Disabled

THE Tralee Imperials U18 Boys have made club history by completing the double this season, capturing both the u18 division 1 county cup and league titles as a  77-70 victory over a very strong St. Mary’s side sealed top position on the league table on Monday night. The game was […]

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A Car Crashed Into The EBS Building On Russell Street Today

A Car Crashed Into The EBS Building On Russell Street Today

March 2, 2016 at 4:22 pm Comments are Disabled

A MAN has been arrested after a car crashed into the EBS Building on Russell Street this afternoon. An investigation is underway and a man in his 30s was questioned by Gardaí. Thankfully staff in EBS, along with the driver of the car, were unharmed in the incident which occurred shortly before 2pm. […]

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St Brendan’s Fenit Pupils Look Forward To Charity Cycle

St Brendan’s Fenit Pupils Look Forward To Charity Cycle

March 2, 2016 at 3:14 pm Comments are Disabled

THERE is excitement around St. Brendan’s NS, Fenit, as the children prepare for their upcoming fundraiser for the school, which will take place on Saturday, March 19. The Fenit Coastal Cycle, now an annual event, will be a fantastic opportunity to dust off the cobwebs from your bike after the […]

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Local Butchers Helps Raise Thousands For Kerry Cancer Support Group

Local Butchers Helps Raise Thousands For Kerry Cancer Support Group

March 2, 2016 at 12:07 pm Comments are Disabled

THE generosity of the people of Tralee was made evident again this week as Dan and Tomas Healy presented a cheque for €2,806.70 to Breda Dyland and Jay Galvin from the Kerry Cancer Support Group, Kerry – Cork Health Link Bus. The money was accumulated over the last two years by the […]

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At Coláiste Gleann Lí fir the presentation of Certificates of Achievement for Adventuring were, from left: Donal Dowd, Norma Thompson, John Cragh, Saoirse Hussey, Michelle Hrachovinova, Holly Touhy, Daniel Chung, Paul McCarthy and Mary Nash. Photo by Gavin O'Connor.

Coláiste Gleann Lí Students Take On Three Day Outdoors Challenge

March 2, 2016 at 11:30 am Comments are Disabled

THREE Coláiste Gleann Lí took part in a gruelling three day challenge in the south Kerry wilderness that pitted them against nature. Holly Touhy, Daniel Chung and Saoirse Hussey hill-walked and kayaked 25 kilometres across South Kerry, camping in the wild and living off the land. The senior cycle students were […]

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At the launch of the CBS The Green 'The Kube' Charity Fundraiser were, from left: Fahed Elahi, Ryan O'Donnell, Emir Aljiti, Robert Flaherty, Teresa Walker, Aidan O'Mahony, Marc O'Se, Kieran Donaghy and Anne O'Callaghan. Photo by Gavin O'Connor.

‘The Kube’ To Pit GAA Stars Against Each Other For CBS The Green

March 2, 2016 at 10:51 am Comments are Disabled

KERRY GAA stars will meet an old Dublin foe when they all battle it out to win €2,000 for their chosen charity, along with raising funds for an all-weather pitch on the grounds of CBS The Green. ‘The Kube’ charity fundraiser, sponsored by Lee Strand Protein+ Milk and Moriarty Construction, will […]

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Planning Granted For IDA’s €20m Facility At Kerry Technology Park

Planning Granted For IDA’s €20m Facility At Kerry Technology Park

March 2, 2016 at 10:11 am Comments are Disabled

PLANNING permission has been granted for the €20m advanced manufacturing facility at Kerry Technology Park, Dromtacker. The planned facility was announced in February last year by the IDA as part of a €200m programme for rural towns around the country. The planning application was lodged with Kerry County Council on December 23 […]

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Meán Scoil Nua an Leith Triúigh Castlegregory students, Tomas Butler, Jasmine Griffin, Jack Walsh, Shannon Maunsell Cronin and Ross Spillane at the Kerry LEO Student Enterprise Awards at the ITT on Friday. Photo by Gavin O'Connor

Students To Display Business Ideas At Enterprise Awards In The ITT

March 1, 2016 at 4:36 pm Comments are Disabled

THE most enterprising students from around the county will come together for the County Finals of the Kerry County Council Annual Student Enterprise Awards, this Friday at the Institute Of Technology, Tralee. Over 50 mini-companies set up by local second level schools will participate in the competition, which promotes the development of innovation, […]

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Tralee Looks Forward To Opening Of New Look Austin Stack Park This Sunday

Tralee Looks Forward To Opening Of New Look Austin Stack Park This Sunday

March 1, 2016 at 2:33 pm Comments are Disabled

A NEW chapter in the history of Austin Stack Park Tralee will commence this coming Sunday when the green and gold of Kerry will take to the brand new pitch to face Wexford and Donegal in the Allianz Hurling and Football Leagues respectively. The lush green surface is the centre-piece […]

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Organisers of the Race Night, Fergal Dooley and John Moriarty with (standing behind) Johnny McElligott and Niall Hayles in Sean Og's on Monday night. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Winners Alright At Seán Óg’s Race Night

March 1, 2016 at 12:43 pm Comments are Disabled

A CHARITY race night was held in Seán Óg’s bar last night organised by two barmen who are off next month to run the London Marathon. Fergal Dooley and John Moriarty, are running in the event to raise money for the Irish heart disease and stroke charity ‘Croí’ and a good […]

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Status Orange Wind Warning Issued For Kerry

Status Orange Wind Warning Issued For Kerry

March 1, 2016 at 11:51 am Comments are Disabled

MET Éireann has issued a Code Level Orange wind warning for counties including Kerry for tonight and Kerry County Council are advising homeowners to take precautions. The warning is in place from 10pm tonight to 8am on Wednesday morning. The warning is for Kerry, Galway, Mayo, Clare, Cork and Limerick. Westerly winds, veering […]

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Over 20,000 Cigarettes And 12 Litres Of Wine Seized By Customs In Tralee

Over 20,000 Cigarettes And 12 Litres Of Wine Seized By Customs In Tralee

March 1, 2016 at 10:02 am Comments are Disabled

OVER 20,000 cigarettes and 12 litres of wine were seized by customs officers in Tralee at the weekend. The items were seized after a car was stopped as part of an operation into the sale and distribution of unstamped tobacco products. A follow-up search of a private house in the town […]

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Sadness At Death Of Founding Member Of Rose Festival Margaret Dwyer

Sadness At Death Of Founding Member Of Rose Festival Margaret Dwyer

March 1, 2016 at 9:19 am Comments are Disabled

THERE is sadness in town and far beyond this morning, at the news of the death of Margaret Dwyer, one of the first members of the Rose of Tralee International Festival in 1959, at the age of 97. Ms Dwyer, who died yesterday, came to Kerry soon after World War […]

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Spate Of Burglaries Across The County Over The Past Week

Spate Of Burglaries Across The County Over The Past Week

February 29, 2016 at 2:55 pm 1 comment

GARDAÍ are warning people to be vigilant after a spate of burglaries around the county in the past week. The incidents took place in Tralee, Listowel, Moyvane and Killarney and they are appealing for any information which can lead to the apprehension of the offenders. In Tralee on Saturday, February 27, […]

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PHOTOS: Curtain Comes Down On A Weekend Of Drama In Killarney

PHOTOS: Curtain Comes Down On A Weekend Of Drama In Killarney

February 29, 2016 at 12:25 pm Comments are Disabled

IT’S all over now…for the moment anyway. An exhausting weekend in Killarney for candidates and their loyal supporters came to an end on Sunday night after all the successful politicians had been elected just after 8pm. Brendan Griffin, Martin Ferris and John Brassil were hoisted on high by their supporters and the […]

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PHOTOS: Jubilant Scenes As The Final Three Are Elected

PHOTOS: Jubilant Scenes As The Final Three Are Elected

February 28, 2016 at 10:39 pm Comments are Disabled

  WE have our five TDs for the next Dail. Just after 8pm this evening, Martin Ferris, John Brassil and Brendan Griffin were elected on the 11th count with sitting Fine Gael TD Jimmy Deenihan losing out. Fine Gael’s Brendan Griffin took the third seat followed by Sinn Fein’s Martin Ferris, then Fianna Fail’s John Brassil. […]

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ELECTION UPDATE: It’s Almost Certain To Be Brassil, Ferris And Griffin

ELECTION UPDATE: It’s Almost Certain To Be Brassil, Ferris And Griffin

February 28, 2016 at 7:24 pm Comments are Disabled

FINE Gael’s Jimmy Deenihan will need a miracle if he is to retain his seat in the next Dail. After the tenth count in the Kerry constituency, he lies 4,106 behind his closest rival, Fianna Fail’s John Brassil – who now has 11,955 – for the last seat. It is certain that […]

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ELECTION UPDATE: Ferris Takes The Lead Over Griffin After Ninth Count

ELECTION UPDATE: Ferris Takes The Lead Over Griffin After Ninth Count

February 28, 2016 at 5:49 pm Comments are Disabled

MARTIN Ferris has overtaken Brendan Griffin in the race for the remaining seats in the Kerry constituency after the ninth count. After the distribution of Michael ‘Pixie’ O’Gorman and Brian Finucane’s votes, the Ardfert man received 1,139 votes. This put him ahead of Griffin who only received 173 votes. Ferris now […]

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ELECTION UPDATE: O’Gorman And Finucane Eliminated After Eighth Count

ELECTION UPDATE: O’Gorman And Finucane Eliminated After Eighth Count

February 28, 2016 at 4:58 pm Comments are Disabled

BRIAN Finucane and Michael ‘Pixie’ O’Gorman were eliminated after the eighth count which saw John Brassil extend his lead over Jimmy Deenihan. The Fine Gael man is now 1,916 behind the Fianna Fail candidate from Ballyheigue as Brendan Griffin and Martin Ferris lead the way on 11,223 and  10,583 respectively and are virtually assured […]

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ELECTION 2016: Results Of Seventh Count Sees Little Change

ELECTION 2016: Results Of Seventh Count Sees Little Change

February 28, 2016 at 4:05 pm Comments are Disabled

AFTER the seventh count, things haven’t changed that much with Jimmy Deenihan still chasing the pack. The Fine Gael man is 1,880 votes behind Fianna Fail’s John Brassil with Brendan Griffin and Martin Ferris still in a great position to be re-elected. They are now distributing Michael Fitzgerald of the Green Party’s […]

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Ferris, Brassil And Griffin Looking Good For Remaining Seats

Ferris, Brassil And Griffin Looking Good For Remaining Seats

February 28, 2016 at 3:31 pm Comments are Disabled

AFTER the sixth count in the Kerry Constituency, it looks at this stage like Fine Gael’s Brendan Griffin, Sinn Féin’s Martin Ferris are certain to be elected with Fianna Fáil’s John Brassil taking the last seat at Jimmy Deenihan’s expense. Brendan Griffin is on 10,872 with Martin Ferris next on 10,418 followed by Brassil on […]

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