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Launching Institute of Technology Tralee Studentvolunteer.ie were, from left, front: Rachel Lacey, Stephen Kelly, Ben Slim, Katrina Griffin. Back: Steve Clifford, Alice Chambers and Adele Randles. Photo by Gavin O'Connor.

New Student Volunteer Website Launched At IT Tralee

December 9, 2015 at 12:55 pm Comments are Disabled

THE IT Tralee is today launching a national student volunteer database with the help of well known activist and disability campaigner, Joanne O’Riordan. The Institute of Technology Tralee is one of seven Higher Education Institutes (HEIs) involved in the development of the Campus Engage-led National Student Volunteer Database www.studentvolunteer.ie. This National database is […]

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At the 'Remembrance Tree' outside the motor tax building on Prince's Street were from left, Frank Harnett (Kerry County Council) Jean Foley (Kerry County Council) and Sharon Roche.

‘Remembrance Tree’ To Provide Poignant Tribute To Loved Ones Lost To Suicide

December 9, 2015 at 12:10 pm Comments are Disabled

ONCE again this Christmas, a tree outside the old Tralee Town Council building will be used to remember those who have lost their lives to suicide. Over the last five years the tree has served as a poignant reminder and a special service will take place on Sunday, December 13, at 3pm […]

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Kerry footballer, Aidan O'Mahony and Nicola Walsh switch on the Christmas Lights in Manor Village . Photo by Gavin O'Connor.

PHOTOS: Days After Floods, Kerry Star Helps Switch On The Lights In Manor Village

December 9, 2015 at 11:18 am Comments are Disabled

JUST days after floods threatened homes, the residents of Manor Village were out in force for the switching on of the Christmas lights on Tuesday evening. Kerry star Aidan O’Mahony, helped by Nicola Walsh, did the honours on a dry night which brought out families. “It’s all for the kids, […]

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You Can Add A Rain Warning To That Wind One For Tomorrow

You Can Add A Rain Warning To That Wind One For Tomorrow

December 8, 2015 at 7:27 pm Comments are Disabled

AS if a Status Yellow wind warning for tomorrow wasn’t enough, we’ll have to contend with a serious amount of rain in Kerry too. Met Eireann have now issued a Status Yellow rainfall warning for tomorrow, from midnight tonight throughout all of Wednesday. Rainfall Warning for Kerry, Clare, Connacht and Donegal with 20-35 mm […]

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Tralee-Based GP Seriously Injured In Car Accident Thanks People For Support

Tralee-Based GP Seriously Injured In Car Accident Thanks People For Support

December 8, 2015 at 5:11 pm Comments are Disabled

A TRALEE-based doctor who broke her neck in a car accident back in September has thanked the community for their support and prayers over the past number of months. Dr Caitlin O’Connor, originally from Ballyduff, spoke to Radio Kerry’s Deirdre Walsh on the Talkabout show this afternoon and described the accident […]

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CBS Students’ Cake Sale Raises Funds For Concern

CBS Students’ Cake Sale Raises Funds For Concern

December 8, 2015 at 5:09 pm Comments are Disabled

THIS week saw a wonderful display of colourful home baking from Class 3C at CBS The Green. As part of their CSPE Action Project, 3C organised and held a fundraising cake sale for Concern in the school. Students decided to raise funds for the wonderful work done by Concern across […]

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PHOTOS: Over 40 Students Receive Awards At IT Tralee Ceremony

PHOTOS: Over 40 Students Receive Awards At IT Tralee Ceremony

December 8, 2015 at 12:53 pm Comments are Disabled

  THE Institute of Technology, Tralee held its annual Scholarships and Awards Evening on Thursday last at the North Campus where 41 students received awards at the event held to honour sports, academic and civic engagement. Awards and scholarships presented on the evening included President’s Civic Spirit Award (Civic Engagement), Tom Mc Ellistrim Memorial […]

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Orlagh Winters: Some Politicians In This Country Are Rotten To The Core

Orlagh Winters: Some Politicians In This Country Are Rotten To The Core

December 8, 2015 at 12:10 pm Comments are Disabled

LAST night, as I watched RTE’s Primetime Investigates, my blood boiled. It showed blatant examples of how councillors attempted to further their own ends while holding roles in public office. Was I surprised? No. Was I pissed off? Absolutely. These are people who are supposed to have the people’s best interests […]

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Another Status Yellow Wind Warning Issued By Met Eireann…But Not For Today

Another Status Yellow Wind Warning Issued By Met Eireann…But Not For Today

December 8, 2015 at 9:37 am Comments are Disabled

IT seems weather warnings are a daily occurrence here in Kerry and there’s been another one issued for the entire country this morning. It’s not for today though, but comes into effect at midnight tonight until 11pm on Wednesday. Continued below… The Status Yellow Wind Warning for Ireland sees south to southwest […]

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Gardaí Appeal For Information After Pedestrian Struck By Car

Gardaí Appeal For Information After Pedestrian Struck By Car

December 7, 2015 at 2:38 pm Comments are Disabled

GARDAÍ are appealing for information in relation to an incident where a woman was hit by a car in Tralee. On Sunday, November 29, at around 3pm, a female pedestrian was crossing the road at Princes Street when she was struck by a vehicle. Gardaí are looking for the driver of the car involved […]

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Almost 10,000 Sandbags Distributed As Council Thanks Emergency Services For Efforts

Almost 10,000 Sandbags Distributed As Council Thanks Emergency Services For Efforts

December 7, 2015 at 2:18 pm Comments are Disabled

ALMOST 10,000 sandbags were distributed throughout the county during the chaos caused by Storm Desmond at the weekend. The Cathaoirleach of Kerry County Council Pat McCarthy and its Chief Executive Moira Murrell have issued a joint statement thanking the emergency services for their efforts. “In the aftermath of the exceptional weather event […]

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Santa Launches Annual Christmas Swim In Fenit

Santa Launches Annual Christmas Swim In Fenit

December 7, 2015 at 11:00 am Comments are Disabled

SANTA and Mrs Claus showed up in Fenit on Sunday to launch the 64th Annual Christmas Day Swim. He was joined by members of  Tralee Bay Swimming Club who will once again help raise funds the RNLI Fenit Lifeboats. The swim will take place at 12 noon and will begin with the traditional singing of […]

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It’s Getting Wild Again As Yellow Status Wind Warning Issued

It’s Getting Wild Again As Yellow Status Wind Warning Issued

December 7, 2015 at 10:36 am Comments are Disabled

YOU may have noticed the wind picking up again. Met Eireann has issued yet another warning for today so take care out there. It’s a Wind Warning for the entire country with southeast to south winds reaching mean speeds of 50 to 65 km/h, gusting 85 to 100 km/h, during the day. Winds will […]

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Mairead Lynch, Róisín Curran and Joanne Lynch at the St Pats GAA Club Strictly Come Dancing event in the Ballyroe Heights Hotel on Friday night. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: More Glamour At The St Pat’s GAA ‘Strictly Come Dancing’ Event

December 6, 2015 at 11:45 am Comments are Disabled

NO doubt participants and the audience are still recovering from the fantastic entertainment in Ballyroe on Friday night. The occasion was the third St Pat’s GAA ‘Strictly Come Dancing’ event, where Johnny Enright and Mary Gardiner proved the overall winners (watch them perform in the video below), with Eileen Whelan and […]

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Total Cleaning Supplies Opens New Store In Town

Total Cleaning Supplies Opens New Store In Town

December 6, 2015 at 11:44 am Comments are Disabled

Advertorial OVER 32 years since first opening in town, Total Cleaning Supplies has come full circle with a new store in a location which has seen a huge rejuvenation in the last year. Since its foundation 33 years ago in the Tralee Shopping Arcade, the company has been synonymous with quality and reliability. […]

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Sheila and Jill Finucane and Mikey Sheehy at the launch of  'The Street Where We Live - Memories Of St Brendan's Park' at Our Lady and St Brendan's Church Pastoral Centre on Friday night. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: GAA Legend Launches St Brendan’s Park Booklet

December 6, 2015 at 10:40 am Comments are Disabled

DESPITE the battering wind and rain, a sizeable crowd showed up at the St Brendan’s Church Pastoral Centre on Friday night for the launch of a special booklet with great photos and stories from a remarkable estate. The publication in question, ‘The Street Where You Live – Memories Of St […]

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Calm After The Storm, But It Won’t Last

Calm After The Storm, But It Won’t Last

December 6, 2015 at 10:37 am Comments are Disabled

WHAT a difference a day makes. This is the rainfall radar image of Ireland from Met Eireann at 10.15am this morning. Hardly a shower throughout the country as Storm Desmond has passed and we can look forward to a fine day ahead with sunny spells developing. It’s a far cry from yesterday […]

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PHOTOS: #StormDesmond On Social Media In Kerry

PHOTOS: #StormDesmond On Social Media In Kerry

December 6, 2015 at 3:07 am Comments are Disabled

It’s calm now, but since Friday, Kerry has been battered by Storm Desmond. Here’s what you were posting over the past few days in relation to the adverse weather conditions… Aislinn Whelan | Facebook Manor Village, Tralee today – photo by David Callaghan.. #StormDesmond pic.twitter.com/qjbQdaNTvw — Eva Ní Shúilleabháin (@Evanis) […]

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Army Called Into Tralee To Help In Flooded Areas

Army Called Into Tralee To Help In Flooded Areas

December 5, 2015 at 11:24 pm 1 comment

THE flooding situation in Tralee has required the services of the army tonight. As well as a platoon of soldiers dispatched to Bandon in Cork, a Defence Forces statement tonight revealed; “6X6 TCVs and soldiers have also been deployed to Kenmare, Tralee and Bantry and will be co-located with HSE […]

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Stacks Man Scoops €37,000 In Prizes During ‘Winning Streak’ Show

Stacks Man Scoops €37,000 In Prizes During ‘Winning Streak’ Show

December 5, 2015 at 9:27 pm Comments are Disabled

A TRUE Rockie will come home to Tralee with €37,000 in prizes after appearing on the Winning Streak programme tonight. Jim Naughton won €12,000 in cash and a car worth €25,000 in the popular RTE National Lottery game show. Jim, originally from Croom in Co Limerick, was supported by wife Joan […]

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PHOTOS: Severe Flooding In Manor Judging By These Images

PHOTOS: Severe Flooding In Manor Judging By These Images

December 5, 2015 at 7:47 pm Comments are Disabled

THERE’S still hours to go before the rain eases off, but that’s little solace for some people in estates around town. People have been posting photos of the floods on social media all day and this one has cropped up on the Benchwarmers Twitter page which looks like a guy […]

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Wind Warning For Kerry Upgraded To Status Orange

Wind Warning For Kerry Upgraded To Status Orange

December 5, 2015 at 3:29 pm Comments are Disabled

IT just got worse. As Storm Desmond batters Kerry, it now appears to be getting worse as the Yellow Status Wind Warning For Kerry has been upgraded to Orange by Met Eireann. The updated warning is for Kerry, Wexford, Wicklow, Donegal, Galway, Leitrim, Mayo, Sligo, Clare, Cork and Waterford. Southwest winds […]

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VIDEO/PHOTOS: Fire Service And Civil Defence Try To Alleviate Flooding At Ballymullen

VIDEO/PHOTOS: Fire Service And Civil Defence Try To Alleviate Flooding At Ballymullen

December 5, 2015 at 2:24 pm Comments are Disabled

IT’S an area prone to flooding in the past and this time it’s no different. We went to Ballymullen to see the extent of the flooding and it looks bad as you can see in the video (below) taken at 1.30pm today. The fire service and civil defence were on […]

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The contestants in the St Pats GAA Club Strictly Come Dancing event in the Ballyroe Heights Hotel on Friday night. Photo by Dermot Crean

VIDEO/PHOTOS: Johnny And Mary Claim The St Pat’s ‘Strictly’ Crown

December 5, 2015 at 9:53 am Comments are Disabled

WELL 11 couples fought the law, but the law won on Friday night, as two gardaí were the overall winners at the St Pat’s Strictly Come Dancing event in the Ballyroe Heights Hotel. Mary Gardiner and Johnny Enright were the most fleet-footed of the bunch as they dazzled the crowds to claim the […]

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Robert O'Mahony

Photographer Robert Gets Set For An African Adventure

December 5, 2015 at 9:52 am Comments are Disabled

NORMALLY when people are heading off to searing heat, it’s for nothing else but sandy beaches and relaxation. However, Robert O’Mahony from Cloghers, will head for the blistering heat of Mombasa in Kenya to help build a project for the ‘Ray of Light Foundation’, who rescue children from sex-traffickers. Continued below… Robert, a […]

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The Kerry Choral Union singing in the Fels Point Hotel foyer prior to their Christmas party on Friday night. Photo by Dermot Crean

Kerry Choral Union Looks Forward To Christmas Concert In Aid Of Pieta House

December 5, 2015 at 9:47 am Comments are Disabled

ST John’s Church in Castle Street will ring out with festive songs and much more as the Kerry Choral Union perform their annual Gala Christmas concert. This year’s event takes place on Sunday, December 13, at 7.30pm and there will be over 100 singers and musicians involved, including famed soprano Miriam Murphy and well-known […]

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Q14 pictured before their gig in The Meadowlands Hotel on Friday. Photo by Dermot Crean

Wanna Be A Rock N Roll Star? A Local Band Can Help you

December 5, 2015 at 9:46 am Comments are Disabled

A NEW initiative has been launched to give young musicians a chance to improve their rock/pop talents. Local rock band Q14 wants to mentor you for free if you’re in a band or a musician, through the Youth Music Mentorship Initiative, funded by Kerry County Council and the Arts Council, […]

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Kerry Car Sales Up 36% So Far This Year Compared To 2014 Figure

Kerry Car Sales Up 36% So Far This Year Compared To 2014 Figure

December 5, 2015 at 9:46 am Comments are Disabled

THERE were 17 new car sales last month in Kerry which was up four on the same period last year according to the latest figure from the Society of the Irish Motor Industry (SIMI). However, so far this year in Kerry, new car sales are up over nearly 36% so far this […]

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Everything’s Blue As Storm Desmond Batters Kerry

Everything’s Blue As Storm Desmond Batters Kerry

December 5, 2015 at 9:40 am Comments are Disabled

FEELING blue this morning because of the weather? We don’t blame you. Here’s what Ireland looks like on the rainfall radar supplied by Met Eireann at 9.30am. That big blue hue over Ireland shows Kerry is being hit by high winds and sustained rainfall, expected to last into the early […]

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Ballymac School To Receive Grant To Build Two New Classrooms

Ballymac School To Receive Grant To Build Two New Classrooms

December 4, 2015 at 5:40 pm Comments are Disabled

SCOIL Nuachabháil in Ballymac is to receive a grant to build two new classrooms. The Department of Education have announced that the school at Gortatlea, Ballymacelligott , Tralee is to be added to the list of approvals for the additional accommodation grant. Scoil Nuachabháil (Nohoval NS) will receive funding to construct 2 x 80m2 Mainstream […]

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