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It’s Set To Be A Scorcher, But Will It Last?

It’s Set To Be A Scorcher, But Will It Last?

July 18, 2016 at 10:09 am Comments are Disabled

  THE sun is out and it’s set to stay for a little while down here. Today and tomorrow are set to be very warm indeed, the hottest days so far this year in fact, with temperatures in the mid 20s.   The sunshine will be with us all day […]

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Kieran Donaghy aims for between the posts. Photo by Dermot Crean

Here’s Who Stacks And O’Rahillys Will Face In the Quarter-Finals

July 16, 2016 at 2:38 pm Comments are Disabled

THE draw for the quarter-finals of the Garveys Supervalu Kerry SFC  was made this afternoon on Radio Kerry. The juiciest tie of the round must be Kerins O’Rahillys against the team everyone wanted to avoid, Dr Crokes. Having overcome Legion, the Blues will have a tough task in trying to […]

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Deirdre O'Connor, Deirdre O'Connor, Tania O'Sullivan and Mairead O'Mahony at the Tommy Naughton Memorial Soccer Match at Tralee Dynamos pitch in Cahermoneen on Friday night. Photo by Dermot  Crean

PHOTOS: Bons Takes Bragging Rights In Tommy Naughton Memorial Match

July 16, 2016 at 11:17 am 1 comment

WELL the Bon Secours finally broke the hoodoo last night when they beat UHK in the battle of the hospitals in Cahermoneen. The third Tommy Naughton Perpetual Cup game in aid of the Oncology Unit at University Hospital Kerry was held at Tralee Dynamos pitch and the men from the […]

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Section of the attendance at Rath cemetery Mass on Wednesday night.

PHOTOS: Over 2,000 People Attend Annual Rath Cemetery Mass

July 16, 2016 at 11:16 am Comments are Disabled

HUNDREDS of people turned out in Rath Cemetery on Wednesday evening for the annual Mass. Fr Sean Hannafin was the chief celebrant and he was joined by other clergy for the Mass. Many families stood at the graves of loved ones during the service which is always the biggest outdoor […]

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Weather To Be Mixed For Weekend But Sunday Could Be Good

July 15, 2016 at 12:25 pm Comments are Disabled

SURPRISE, surprise. We’re in for another mixed bag when it comes to the weather in Kerry this weekend, but (whisper it) Sunday might be nice. Mid-way through a disappointing July and there’s no sign of any sustained sunshine as yet. According to Met Eireann and various weather websites, Saturday will overcast and damp […]

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Slimming Group To Hold Charity Walk In Aid Of Marie Keating Foundation

Slimming Group To Hold Charity Walk In Aid Of Marie Keating Foundation

July 15, 2016 at 11:43 am Comments are Disabled

A SLIMMING group will host a charity walk in aid of cancer awareness charity the Marie Keating Foundation. ‘Steps for Smiles’ event is organised by a Slimming World class in town and it will take place in the Town Park this Sunday at 11am. The walk is open to everyone and […]

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Sailing Club To Celebrate 60 Years This Weekend

Sailing Club To Celebrate 60 Years This Weekend

July 15, 2016 at 10:54 am Comments are Disabled

TRALEE Bay Sailing Club will celebrate its diamond jubilee on Saturday and will mark the occasion with events in Fenit this Saturday. The club wishes to invite all of those who have been involved with the sailing club, past and present as well those from the wider community, with events […]

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2016 Census Shows Slight Population Increase In Tralee Urban Area

July 15, 2016 at 10:11 am Comments are Disabled

PRELIMINARY findings for the 2016 national census conducted earlier this year were published yesterday and shows an increase in Tralee’s urban area population. Since 2011, the population of the Tralee urban electoral area has grown by 4.4%, up 216 to 5,101, but the rural area has seen a minimal fall of 0.3% to […]

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PHOTO: A €119 Million Luxury Super Yacht Was Off The Coast Of Fenit This Morning

PHOTO: A €119 Million Luxury Super Yacht Was Off The Coast Of Fenit This Morning

July 14, 2016 at 11:53 am Comments are Disabled

A LUXURY super yacht which has been seen around Kerry this past week was off the coast at Fenit this morning. (Photo below) The €119 million yacht has been making an impression off the shores of the county, it has also been spotted off the coast of Rossbeigh and Kinsale, Co […]

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Brendan Grace unveils the Nedeen Kelliher memorial plaque in Blennerville. Photo by Gavin O'Connor.

PHOTOS: Legendary Comedian Unveils Memorial Plaque To Tralee Character

July 14, 2016 at 11:40 am Comments are Disabled

WHEN comedian Brendan Grace arrived by horse and trap to unveil a plaque dedicated to the memory of Tralee character, Nedeen Kelliher, it was a fitting tribute for a much loved town figure of the past. Nedeen Kelliher, ‘Tralee’s last jarvey’ was a great friend of Brendan Grace and was […]

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Tralee Mourns Tess Leane Of The Abbey Inn

Tralee Mourns Tess Leane Of The Abbey Inn

July 13, 2016 at 8:29 pm 7 comments

  THE death has occurred of popular Tralee woman Tess Leane. Originally from Tipperary town, Tess, wife of Danny Leane of The Abbey Inn, passed away last night after a very short illness. Tess was known to many who frequented the Abbey over the decades for her kind and genial manner. Tess almost […]

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Lawrence Kelly, Maria Griffin and Maura Carmody at the Mount Eagle Lodge, Kerry Parents and Friends Association art exhibition. Photo by Gavin O'Connor.

PHOTOS: An Array Of Talent And Colour At Eagle Lodge Art Exhibition

July 13, 2016 at 4:17 pm Comments are Disabled

COLOURFUL works of art filled Kerry County Library on Tuesday night for the opening of the ‘Gentle Reminder’ exhibition. The inspirational art exhibition is showcasing the work of adults with intellectual disability at the Tralee library until the end of the month. The ‘Gentle Reminder’ exhibition is the culmination of work done by […]

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Councillor Wants Kerry County Council To Twin With Philadelphia

Councillor Wants Kerry County Council To Twin With Philadelphia

July 13, 2016 at 3:55 pm Comments are Disabled

A COUNCILLOR is to put forward a motion that Kerry County Council move to establish a twinning arrangement with the US city of Philadelphia. Fine Gael Cllr Pat McCarthy believes it would be beneficial to establish such links from an economic and tourism perspective. He said there is a large Irish community in […]

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Toireasa Ferris at work in the Sinn Fein offices in Moyderwell. Photo by Dermot Crean

Press Ombudsman Upholds Ferris’ Complaint That Irish Times Breached ‘Truth And Accuracy’ Principle

July 13, 2016 at 2:24 pm Comments are Disabled

SINN Fein Cllr Toireasa Ferris has had a complaint that the Irish Times breached Principle 1 (Truth and Accuracy) of the Code of Practice of the Press Council of Ireland upheld by the Press Ombudsman. Cllr Ferris made the complaint after an article was published in January this year which she felt […]

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In front: Helen Mackessy, Vicky and Wilson. Back: Michaela Ladin, Georgia Traynor, Jason Craske, Patricia Sharkey, Maura Walsh, Margaret Philipin, Peter Philipin, Sienna Traynor Jocasta Malskell. Photo by Gavin O'Connor.

Community Rallies After Woman Is Victim Of Callous Theft

July 13, 2016 at 12:29 pm Comments are Disabled

THE local community has come together to help a mother of one who was a victim of a sneaky theft of her bag. Last week, Vicky Wilson, was going into her home in Tralee when her bag, which she had left in her car, was stolen behind her back. The bag contained a month’s […]

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Kerry Macra News

Kerry Macra News

July 12, 2016 at 4:07 pm Comments are Disabled

  THE first of the three semi-finals for Macra’s F.B.D. Farm skills Competion took place at Charleville Show. Mid Kerry Macra’s team of Niall Flahive, Shane Clifford and Noel Sweeney represented the county in the semi-final. Freemount macra and Caheragh Macra qualified for the National final which will take place at […]

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Centre At IT Tralee To Receive €200,000 In Funding

Centre At IT Tralee To Receive €200,000 In Funding

July 12, 2016 at 3:25 pm Comments are Disabled

A CENTRE at the Institute of Technology Tralee will receive €200,000 in government funding it was announced recently. Minister of State for Tourism and Sport, Patrick O’Donovan TD and Minister of State for Regional Economic Development, Michael Ring TD announced last Thursday an investment package of almost €1.5 million in Dormant Accounts […]

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Tralee Woman Wins International Award For Radio Documentary

Tralee Woman Wins International Award For Radio Documentary

July 12, 2016 at 2:26 pm 1 comment

IT’S been a very good week for students in the Kerry ETB/Radio Kerry training course. Earlier we told you about graduate Dan Kearney winning a global award in London. But another student of the course has also won a major international award. Tralee woman Gráinne McPolin, a student of radio broadcasting […]

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Two of the Tralee and Dingle Railway carriages where windows were smashed. Photo by Gavin O'Connor.

PHOTOS: Railway Carriages In Blennerville Boarded Up Because Of Vandal Attack

July 12, 2016 at 12:01 pm Comments are Disabled

THE windows of two Tralee and Dingle Railway carriages have been boarded following an attack from vandals. “It is a precaution taken by Kerry County Council after three carriage windows were smashed by vandals over the weekend,” said Kerry tourism officer, John Griffin. Gardaí are currently investigating the incident. The train […]

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Kerry ETB Graduate Wins Two Global Awards In London

Kerry ETB Graduate Wins Two Global Awards In London

July 12, 2016 at 10:32 am Comments are Disabled

  A KERRY ETB Training Centre graduate received two prestigious global awards in London for his work and achievement during his training course in Radio. Dan Kearney from Castleisland received a City and Guilds Global Gold Medal of Excellence in London against global competition for his outstanding work during his […]

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Hannah the In Calf Heifer. A cow outstanding in its own field.

Family To Raffle Hannah The Heifer In Aid Of Kerry Hospice

July 11, 2016 at 4:27 pm Comments are Disabled

A FAMILY is set to raffle off Hannah the calf heifer in aid of the new palliative care unit at University Hospital Kerry. As a gesture of their appreciation to the Kerry Hospice, Gerard Ashe of Lispole and his three daughters Geraldine, Deirdre and Gráinne decided to auction off the Belgian […]

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Gardaí Seek Public’s Help After Vandalism During The Weekend

Gardaí Seek Public’s Help After Vandalism During The Weekend

July 11, 2016 at 3:22 pm Comments are Disabled

GARDAI are asking the public for help after cases of vandalism and criminal damage in Tralee at the weekend. Between Friday night at 10pm and Saturday morning at 8.30am, there were four incidents of criminal damage in Princes Street, James Street and Spa Road. There was two windows smashed in […]

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Gardaí Appeal For Witnesses After Aggravated Burglary In Tralee

Gardaí Appeal For Witnesses After Aggravated Burglary In Tralee

July 11, 2016 at 2:55 pm Comments are Disabled

GARDAI have arrested two people after an aggravated burglary at an apartment in Tralee at the weekend. The incident happened in the early hours of Sunday morning and Gardaí received a report of a disturbance at the apartment in Edward Court on Edward Street at 1.20am. Two people are in University Hospital Kerry receiving […]

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Kerry TD Calls For A Leadership Change In Fine Gael

July 11, 2016 at 12:14 pm Comments are Disabled

AS Pressure begins to mount on Enda Kenny’s Fine Gael leadership, Kerry TD Brendan Griffin is one of those who wishes to see a change in leader before the Dail resumes in September. “Anything other than that would leave Fine Gael exposed,” said Brendan Griffin in a statement this morning. […]

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Alan, Tadhg Ava, Orla and Laura O'Regan, from Ballyheigue, at the Friends of University Hospital Kerry Gala Benefit night at Kingdom Greyhound Stadium on Friday night. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Great Night Of Fundraising For The Hospital At Greyhound Stadium

July 9, 2016 at 2:36 pm Comments are Disabled

THERE was the usual fantastic turnout last night at the dog track for a fundraiser which has done so much good over the last three decades. The Friends of University Hospital Kerry annual Gala Benefit Night was another success with hundreds lending their support to the cause. Sponsored by Kerry […]

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You Should Really See A Doctor
Dr. Phil Kieran and Dr. Pixie McKenna
RTÉ One
Episode 1 - Wednesday November 11th

Search For Kerry Patients To Appear On ‘You Should Really See A Doctor’

July 9, 2016 at 12:40 pm Comments are Disabled

A TV production company is looking for Kerry people to appear on a show when they visit Puck Fair next month. ‘You Should Really See a Doctor’, featuring Dr Pixie McKenna and Dr Phil Kieran, is hosting  free pop-up clinics at events around the country, offering on-the-spot consultations and health checks and […]

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Golf Website Puts Castlegregory GC In List Of Ten Underrated Courses

Golf Website Puts Castlegregory GC In List Of Ten Underrated Courses

July 8, 2016 at 3:33 pm Comments are Disabled

A POPULAR international golf website has included Castlegregory Golf Club in a ’10 Underrated Golf Courses In Scotland and Ireland list’. GolfWRX is website for golf enthusiasts with over two million users and 18 million page views a month. The website compiled a list recently of overlooked courses in Scotland and Ireland and included the […]

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Revenue Commissioners Issue Warning About Email Scam

Revenue Commissioners Issue Warning About Email Scam

July 8, 2016 at 12:55 pm Comments are Disabled

THE Revenue Commissioners have issued a warning to the public about an email scam which is being sent to people in Kerry and around the country. These fraudulent emails purport to come from Revenue seeking personal information from taxpayers in connection with a tax refund or seeking credit/debit card details. Continued below… These emails […]

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PHOTOS: Council Honours Tralee’s Gold Cup Hero Bryan Cooper

PHOTOS: Council Honours Tralee’s Gold Cup Hero Bryan Cooper

July 8, 2016 at 11:35 am Comments are Disabled

    THE achievements of a young man from Tralee were recognised by Kerry County Council on Thursday with a civic reception to recognise his sporting achievements. Jockey Bryan Cooper was joined by his family at Council Chambers where he was feted for his achievement of winning the Cheltenham Gold Cup on Don […]

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Showers, Cloud And Sunny Spells…It’s Another Irish Summer Weekend

July 8, 2016 at 10:35 am Comments are Disabled

AND so it continues. While yesterday was a lovely day, it wasn’t the start of any sustained period of fine weather as you can see this morning. Well this is going to be the story down here in Kerry for the weekend according to Met Eireann and the weather websites. Today […]

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