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Action Lesotho Shop Moves But Its Book Lovers Go With Them

Action Lesotho Shop Moves But Its Book Lovers Go With Them

October 17, 2015 at 9:34 am Comments are Disabled

Fergus Dennehy talks to Paul Hanrahan of the Action Lesotho about the book shop, people’s reading habits and the work the charity does… THE big move is over and the books have settled back into the heaving shelves at the ‘Action Lesotho Book Shop’ at Tralee Shopping Centre. The NGO and charity organisation […]

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Tralee Town Park Getting Set To Host Scary Halloween Fancy Dress 5km Run

Tralee Town Park Getting Set To Host Scary Halloween Fancy Dress 5km Run

October 17, 2015 at 9:12 am Comments are Disabled

  IT’S almost time to grab the make up kits, dust off your capes and rustle up something delightfully ghoulish to wear this Halloween with the ‘Tralee Fancy Dress Park Run’ edging ever closer on our calendars. With the infamous night of October 31 happening to fall on a Saturday this […]

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Bord Gáis Energy’s Donate a Library ambassador Lisa Duffy pictured with Denas Valasinas, age 5 and Chloe Ratty, age 4 at the Daoine Óga Community Childcare in Navan, Co. Meath as Daoine Óga became  the first organisation to receive a library in 2015. The programme sees the energy company give away libraries to community groups and charities all over Ireland. The charities are nominated by the public and anyone can nominate at www.bgebookclub.ie Pic. Robbie Reynolds

Kerry Public Called Upon To Nominate Organisations In ‘Donate A Library’ Campaign

October 17, 2015 at 9:11 am Comments are Disabled

  THE Kerry public is being called upon to take part in the ‘Donate a Library’  programme in which they must nominate an organisation throughout Ireland that they want to receive a number of books and library equipment, valued at €1,500 each. Bord Gáis Energy are the organisation behind the campaign, now […]

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AONTAS Wants Kerry Projects To Enter Star Awards

AONTAS Wants Kerry Projects To Enter Star Awards

October 17, 2015 at 9:10 am Comments are Disabled

  THE NATIONAL ADULT Learning Organisation (AONTAS) wants  Kerry projects to enter the tenth annual STAR Awards, which are designed to celebrate the achievements of adult learners and adult education programmes throughout the island of Ireland. Previous Kerry-based STAR Award winners include ‘The Ballyduff Community of Excellence in Promoting Mental Health Awareness and […]

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Rachel Goes West For Her ‘Coastal Cooking’

Rachel Goes West For Her ‘Coastal Cooking’

October 17, 2015 at 9:07 am Comments are Disabled

TOP chef, Rachel Allen, will be seen out west in the Dingle Peninsula on our TV screens this Wednesday as she travels  in search of local produce. The popular show, Coastal Cooking, takes Rachel out of the kitchen and cooking her way around Ireland, for her crew and the colourful characters she meets […]

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VIDEO: Presentation Secondary School Students Star In New AIB Promotion Video

VIDEO: Presentation Secondary School Students Star In New AIB Promotion Video

October 16, 2015 at 3:46 pm Comments are Disabled

A GROUP of talented entrepreneurs over at the Presentation Secondary School Tralee are getting to relive one of their moments of the year after starring in a new AIB promotion video for the ‘Build a Bank’ challenge. The girls emerged triumphant in the national final of the AIB Build a Bank challenge in […]

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Councillor Asks For Two Glass Panels To Be Erected At Munster Fusiliers Monument

Councillor Asks For Two Glass Panels To Be Erected At Munster Fusiliers Monument

October 16, 2015 at 3:39 pm Comments are Disabled

A TRALEE councillor is proposing that two glass panels be erected at the Munster Fusiliers monument in Ballymullen. Independent Cllr Sam Locke will bring his motion to the Kerry County Council at their monthly meeting on Monday. The proposed glass panels will be inscribed with the names of men who died […]

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Holy Family pupils taking part in Maths Week were from left: Dean Farrell, Conor Commane, Norella Quirke and Natalie Hennessy. Photo by Gavin O'Connor.

PHOTOS: Holy Family Kids Crunch Numbers For Maths Week

October 16, 2015 at 1:17 pm Comments are Disabled

HOLY FAMILY SCHOOL took part in Maths Week which runs from to October 10 to 18. Marking its first decade, Maths Week is the largest festival of maths in the world with over one million people attending events over the first 10 years. The week hopes to promote, awareness, appreciation […]

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Four Things To Do Around Tralee This Weekend

Four Things To Do Around Tralee This Weekend

October 16, 2015 at 11:29 am Comments are Disabled

IT’S the weekend so you’ll be looking for stuff to do we presume. Here’s a few things you can get up to over the next two days… Friday 1. Tuning up for quiz night Calling all music fans! A trip down to the Manor West Hotel tonight is a must to test your […]

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Camp’s Mike O’Neill To Host Annual Volkswagen Outing At His Pub

Camp’s Mike O’Neill To Host Annual Volkswagen Outing At His Pub

October 16, 2015 at 10:30 am Comments are Disabled

A WELL known publican is this weekend getting ready to share his passion with the rest of the county when he plays host to a spectacular Volkswagen vehicle event. Camp’s Mike O’Neill will see over sixty vehicles, made up of VW camper vans and beetles, set up a base at his […]

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Melanie Harty of Harty's Jellies at the Taste of Tralee Food Fair at the Manor West Hotel on Saturday afternoon. Photo by Dermot Crean

Taste Of Tralee Returns To Manor West This Weekend

October 16, 2015 at 10:11 am Comments are Disabled

THE Taste of Tralee Food fair will return to Manor West Retail Park this Saturday and Sunday from 12-6 on both days. Local artisan food producers are gearing up for the event, organized in association with Taste Kerry, which highlights the high level of talent and creativity of Kerry’s artisan food producers. […]

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Kerry Group Purchases Three US Companies In Multi-Million Euro Deal

Kerry Group Purchases Three US Companies In Multi-Million Euro Deal

October 15, 2015 at 4:40 pm Comments are Disabled

KERRY GROUP have today announced that they will be completing the purchase of three US based companies in a deal reported to be worth close to €642 million. The companies that have been acquired are the Red Arrow Products, Island Oasis and Biothera’s Wellmune business, all of which are in the nutrition […]

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Denise Hanbidge, was scammed out of €500 online.

Tralee Woman Says Be Vigilant After Being Scammed Of €500 Online

October 15, 2015 at 4:24 pm Comments are Disabled

A BALLYARD woman is warning the public to take great care when buying or selling online, after she was scammed out of €500 when selling an item of furniture. Denise Hanbidge was selling a couch over the internet and after corresponding with what she thought was an interested buyer, she ended up losing the […]

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Four Kerry Schools Have Films Nominated For FÍS Festival

Four Kerry Schools Have Films Nominated For FÍS Festival

October 15, 2015 at 3:15 pm Comments are Disabled

FOUR Kerry schools have seen their hard work pay off after they have been nominated for awards at the 11th FÍS Film Festival. This year’s schools will be hoping to emulate the success of St Brendan’s National School in Fenit who took home a top award at last year’s festival (see […]

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Tralee Library To Host Lecture On Ardfert Witnesses At Roger Casement’s Trial

Tralee Library To Host Lecture On Ardfert Witnesses At Roger Casement’s Trial

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

TRALEE Library is getting set to host a lecture next week based on the stories of the five civilians that witnessed the arrival of Roger Casement to Kerry in 1916 and the subsequent story of their evidence at his trial. The story of Casement’s arrival in Kerry is well known […]

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Kerry Business Women Help Organise ‘Synergy Southwest’

Kerry Business Women Help Organise ‘Synergy Southwest’

October 15, 2015 at 12:20 pm Comments are Disabled

THE Kerry Business Women’s Network have teamed up with a number of similar branches in Munster to help organise an event designed to celebrate the role of women in business. The Synergy Southwest event will take place on Friday October 23 from 10am to 1pm in Charleville Park Hotel in Cork and will promote […]

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Local Students To Represent Ireland At Luxembourg Event

Local Students To Represent Ireland At Luxembourg Event

October 15, 2015 at 11:51 am Comments are Disabled

TWO students from St Ita’s and St Joseph’s School are off to Luxembourg on Friday to speak at the European Hearing for Inclusive Education conference. Nakkita Hallissey and Blake O’Gorman are the only two Irish students travelling to the event and will be accompanied by Principal Grace Sheehan and classroom assistant Marion […]

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Construction work at Ballygarry House Hotel & Spa Tralee.
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Ballygarry To Create New Jobs With Redevelopment Work At Hotel

October 15, 2015 at 11:12 am Comments are Disabled

BALLYGARRY House Hotel are currently in the midst of redeveloping their bar and casual dining facilities which will create new jobs upon its completion. The hotel is undertaking a new development broken into two phases. The first will involve removing the former N21 road, building a new gated entrance, 70 additional car […]

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Kerry One Of The Worst Performing Areas For School Children’s Dental Screening

Kerry One Of The Worst Performing Areas For School Children’s Dental Screening

October 15, 2015 at 10:17 am Comments are Disabled

KERRY has been listed as one of the worst performing areas in the country for dental screening of school children. The Irish Dental Association say each year in Ireland 10,000 children under 15 are being hospitalised for dental extractions under general anesthetic. This is five times higher than the UK […]

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SPONSORED: AIB’s Castle Street Branch Modernises For Today’s Customer

SPONSORED: AIB’s Castle Street Branch Modernises For Today’s Customer

October 15, 2015 at 9:25 am Comments are Disabled

Sponsored Content IF you haven’t been down to AIB for a while, then you’re in for a surprise when you next visit the Castle Street branch. The premises has been completely transformed over the past couple of months  to provide a banking experience that suits today’s busy customer. Gone are the lengthy queues and in […]

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Gardaí Look To Locate Owner Of Sets Of Skis Found Yesterday

Gardaí Look To Locate Owner Of Sets Of Skis Found Yesterday

October 14, 2015 at 4:38 pm Comments are Disabled

  GARDAÍ are asking for the public’s help to locate the owner of sets of skis found yesterday. Two sets of winter skis – which look like an adult’s and a child’s set – were found in the Ballymac area on the main Tralee-Castleisland road yesterday at about 9am. The skis […]

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Sera Husky Animal Rescue

Thieves Selling Stolen Animal Charity Raffle Tickets On The Street

October 14, 2015 at 3:05 pm Comments are Disabled

  YOUNG Men claiming to be from an animal charity were selling stolen raffle tickets in Tralee in the past week. Last Wednesday, raffle tickets for an upcoming fundraising event were stolen from the Sera Husky Sanctuary Shop on Rock Street (in laneway across from World of Wonder). On Saturday, staff there received reports […]

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CBS Student Dáire Triumphs In Handball Munster Final

CBS Student Dáire Triumphs In Handball Munster Final

October 14, 2015 at 12:21 pm Comments are Disabled

A CBS The Green student is certainly in a celebratory mood after he recently triumphed playing handball at provincial final level. Dáire Keane, a third year student in the school, won the Munster Final in the U15 handball category recently to add another feather to his already burgeoning cap of accolades, when […]

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Joan’s Fundraising Efforts Raise Almost €2,500 For Tralee School

Joan’s Fundraising Efforts Raise Almost €2,500 For Tralee School

October 14, 2015 at 12:11 pm Comments are Disabled

A TRALEE mum, who decided to raise funds for new equipment for a school extension, handed over a cheque for nearly €2,500 yesterday. Joan O’Keeffe from Castlewood Park has a daughter attending St Ita’s and St Joseph’s school at Balloonagh. The school opened a new extension in May, with two […]

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Kerrygold packaged for the German market.

Kerry Wins Awards At One Of World’s Top Food Fairs

October 14, 2015 at 11:19 am Comments are Disabled

KERRY products have won awards at one of the world’s biggest food fairs. The Anuga trade fair held in Cologne, Germany, is one the most important driving forces of the international food and beverage industry. Kerry Foods won two innovation awards for its ‘Yollies’ frozen yogurts and its Denny Fire and […]

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Book of Condolence Opened In Tralee For Victims Of Carrickmines Tragedy

Book of Condolence Opened In Tralee For Victims Of Carrickmines Tragedy

October 14, 2015 at 10:44 am Comments are Disabled

A BOOK of condolence has been opened at a number of areas here in Kerry to allow the the public to express their sympathy for the victims of the recent Carrickmines fire tragedy. The Aras an Phobail building, which is located on Deans Lane here in Tralee, opened the book […]

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Chris Murray: What You Need To Know About Budget 2016

Chris Murray: What You Need To Know About Budget 2016

October 14, 2015 at 10:14 am Comments are Disabled

Chris Murray of Casey & Co. Consultants, Day Place, Tralee, goes through the main points of yesterday’s Budget… Families are the big winners in this year’s budget with an increase in child benefit and the introduction of a second free preschool year. Significant cuts to the USC, including a 1.5 […]

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Wedding Ring

Have You Lost Your Wedding Ring?

October 13, 2015 at 3:49 pm Comments are Disabled

  A WEDDING ring lost in town has been handed into Tralee Garda Station. The ring was found on Edward Street yesterday and handed into the station. A post on the ‘Tralee Do You Know’ Facebook page sent a message to anyone who had lost it that it was at the station. The […]

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Kerry General Hospital Has Been Fined Over €12,000

Kerry General Hospital Has Been Fined Over €12,000

October 13, 2015 at 3:14 pm Comments are Disabled

  KERRY GENERAL HOSPITAL is one of 39 hospitals across the county which has been fined by the HSE for its failure to cut waiting lists. The hospital was fined a total of €12,366. Of that figure, €2,473, had already been levied because of patients needing treatment who have been waiting longer than maximum […]

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Tralee Bay Wetlands Nominated For National Award

Tralee Bay Wetlands Nominated For National Award

October 13, 2015 at 2:58 pm Comments are Disabled

  THE Tralee Bay Wetlands team have reason to celebrate this morning after they received word that they had been shortlisted by the Green Hospitality Awards. The popular local business and activity centre is shortlisted in the ‘Best Responsible Activity Provider’ category with the winners set to be announced at an […]

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