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Blennerville School’s Basketball Tournament Remembers Tony

Blennerville School’s Basketball Tournament Remembers Tony

July 3, 2016 at 10:07 am Comments are Disabled

THE final day at school in Blennerville was an active one on Thursday as a local man was remembered with a special event. A basketball tournament final took place in the school hall in memory of Tony O’Donoghue, who died in 2014 from cancer. Tony was a fond friend of staff at […]

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Garda Statistics Reveal Decrease In Assaults Causing Harm In Kerry This Year

Garda Statistics Reveal Decrease In Assaults Causing Harm In Kerry This Year

July 3, 2016 at 10:07 am Comments are Disabled

THERE was a fall in assaults causing harm reported so far this year in the county, but minor assaults rose according to the latest statistics from Kerry Gardaí. The figures were revealed at the meeting of the Joint Policing Committee at Kerry County Council on Friday, by Kerry Division Chief […]

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Pictured: Little Readers Zane (5) from Raheny, Millie (4) from Tallaght, and Doireann (5) from Dundalk let their imaginations run wild as they launch the Bord Gais Energy Little Readers programme. Bord Gais Energy is giving away 5,000 free books to children all across Ireland aged 5 and under. To avail of a free story book, simply register now www.bordgaisenergybookclub.ie.

Bord Gáis Giving Away Free Books To Children

July 3, 2016 at 10:02 am Comments are Disabled

BORD Gáis Energy is calling on Kerry book lovers to share their love of reading with the little readers in their lives with a fantastic 5,000 books for children all over Ireland to enjoy for free. Now in its third year, the Bord Gáis Energy Little Readers campaign aims to inspire […]

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Burglaries In Kerry Down By 60% This Year Compared To Same Period In 2015

July 2, 2016 at 2:27 pm Comments are Disabled

BURGLARIES in Kerry declined sharply in the first six months of the year compared to the same period in 2015, according to the latest statistics from Kerry Gardaí. The figures were revealed at the meeting of the Joint Policing Committee at Kerry County Council on Friday, by Kerry Division Chief […]

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PHOTOS: Tralee Teens Prepare To Fly To Taiwan For International Children’s Games

PHOTOS: Tralee Teens Prepare To Fly To Taiwan For International Children’s Games

July 2, 2016 at 10:10 am Comments are Disabled

OVER 20 Kerry teenagers, many from Tralee, are getting get to fly to Taiwan to compete in the International Children’s Games. The 23 athletes are all set for the trip of a lifetime to this year’s games and cultural festival in New Taipei on Wednesday July 6. Months of planning, preparation […]

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Over €2.3m Of Residential Property Sold Around Tralee In May

Over €2.3m Of Residential Property Sold Around Tralee In May

July 2, 2016 at 10:09 am Comments are Disabled

THERE was over €2.3m worth of residential property sold around Tralee in May according to figures from the Residential Property Price Register. Twenty-one properties fetched €2,388,534 during the month. The house that sold for the most was in Annagh for €290,000, while a property in McCowan’s Lane made the least at […]

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New Car Sales In Kerry Up 26% So Far In 2016 Compared To Same Period Last Year

New Car Sales In Kerry Up 26% So Far In 2016 Compared To Same Period Last Year

July 2, 2016 at 10:08 am Comments are Disabled

NEW car sales in Kerry are up 26% in the first half of 2016 compared to the first six months of last year according to the latest figures from the Society of the Irish Motor Industry (SIMI). So far this year there have been 2,292 new registrations compared to 1,809 from […]

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One Third Of Kerry Drink Drivers So Far This Year Were In 21-30 Age Group

One Third Of Kerry Drink Drivers So Far This Year Were In 21-30 Age Group

July 1, 2016 at 5:02 pm Comments are Disabled

A MAJOR garda operation is being launched in Kerry over the next two months concentrating on tackling drink-driving after the latest figures were revealed this afternoon. The traffic and drink-driving figures revealed by Garda Chief Superintendent for the Kerry Division David Sheahan at a meeting of the Joint Policing Committee on Friday, showed an increase […]

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Elaine Kinsella of Radio Kerry officially opens the Adapt Charity Shop. Photo by Gavin O'Connor.

PHOTOS: Adapt Shop Opens To Provide Much-Needed Funds For Refuge Centre

July 1, 2016 at 4:05 pm Comments are Disabled

THE Kerry Women’s Refuge and Support Service began a new chapter in their history when they officially opened their first Adapt Charity Shop on Friday. The shop is located on Matt Talbot Street next to Gleasure’s Funeral Home and was officially opened by Elaine Kinsella of Radio Kerry. All funds from the venture will […]

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Andy Downes and Laura O'Connell at the comedy night at Il Forno on Thursday. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Comedy And Tapas Night Raises Funds For Charities At Il Forno

July 1, 2016 at 1:23 pm Comments are Disabled

A NIGHT of comedy and tapas was held for charity on Thursday at a newly opened upstairs venue at Il Forno Restaurant. It was the first time the upstairs space was used and a good crowd of people enjoyed the entertainment and great food. Seamus Kelly was the entertaining MC for […]

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Fr Sean Hanafin Goes On One Year Sabbatical As Diocesan Changes Are Announced

Fr Sean Hanafin Goes On One Year Sabbatical As Diocesan Changes Are Announced

July 1, 2016 at 1:06 pm Comments are Disabled

MONSIGNOR Sean Hanafin will be going on a sabbatical until July 2017 while another priest will be moving to St John’s Parish it was announced by the Bishop of Kerry in a range of clerical changes in the Diocese of Kerry. Fr.Tadhg Fitzgerald PP Ardfert is to be PP St […]

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Stephen Byrne with Triona Bowler, Maria Maher and Mary Bowler at the table quiz in The Ashe Hotel on Thursday night. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Big Support For Ballyrickard Man Off To Represent Ireland At Euro Games

July 1, 2016 at 12:20 pm Comments are Disabled

AROUND 100 people showed their support for European Transplant Games hopeful, Stephen Byrne, at a table quiz in the Ashe Hotel on Thursday night. The Ballyrickard man is Finland-bound and was raising money to go towards the cost of competing at the European Transplant Games this month. A father of two, Stephen, is also looking […]

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Ladies Marathon Effort Raises Funds For Palliative Care Unit

Ladies Marathon Effort Raises Funds For Palliative Care Unit

July 1, 2016 at 11:41 am Comments are Disabled

FORTY women, mainly from Tralee and west Kerry, pulled together to raise funds for Kerry Hospice by running the VHI Women’s Mini-Marathon during the June Bank Holiday weekend. Spearheaded by Blennerville woman, Andrea O’Donoghue, she put up a post on Facebook and many women responded. “We started a group called ‘Mothers and […]

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The Weather Is A Mixed Bag Again This Weekend

July 1, 2016 at 10:38 am Comments are Disabled

THE first few days of July won’t signal the start of summer according to Met Eireann and friends. Today will see blustery with showery conditions between spells of sunshine and it will be decidedly cool with temperature staying around the 14/15 degree mark. If you’re going cycling on the Ring Of […]

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Tommy Sheehy hands over a cheque of €10,870 to Sean Scally of Enable Ireland. Photo by Gavin O'Connor.

Tommy Raises Huge Sum For Enable Ireland

June 30, 2016 at 4:44 pm 1 comment

A BALLYROE man has raised €10,870 for Enable Ireland after completing a cycling tour of Provence in the South of France. Tommy Sheehy, who is originally from Castleisland, climbed Mount Ventoux in aid of Enable Ireland. The challenge covered Lyon to Nice over the rugged French countryside. On this tour, Tommy conquered […]

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Three Out Of Five Kerry Houses Sold At Allsop Auction

Three Out Of Five Kerry Houses Sold At Allsop Auction

June 30, 2016 at 3:47 pm Comments are Disabled

KERRY properties went under the hammer at the Allsop Auction  in Dublin today but there was only three out of five sold. The properties are in Lixnaw, Lyrecrompane, Ballyheigue, Valentia, and Listowel and were part of the auction at the RDS in Ballsbridge on Thursday. This house (above) at 37 Slí na Faiche, Lixnaw, had […]

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Ring Of Kerry Cycle Organisers Ready For The Masses

Ring Of Kerry Cycle Organisers Ready For The Masses

June 30, 2016 at 11:59 am Comments are Disabled

HUNGRY cyclists will consume 23,000 sandwiches and wash them down with 10,000 litres of water at this year’s Ring Of Kerry Cycle according to organisers. This Saturday sees thousands of cyclists descend on Killarney and the southern half of the county for the event which is in its 33rd year. The event is bringing together […]

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‘Friends’ Star And Bear Grylls Are In Kerry To Shoot US TV Show

‘Friends’ Star And Bear Grylls Are In Kerry To Shoot US TV Show

June 29, 2016 at 10:05 pm Comments are Disabled

MATT Le Blanc must have had a word with his former ‘Friends’ co-star about the beauty of Kerry, because Courteney Cox is in the Kingdom filming at the moment. She’s here to do a TV show with renowned adventurer and survivalist, Bear Grylls, and is no doubt enjoying the elements. The show […]

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Unveiling a plaque that's celebrates the official opening of the new Blennerville National School, were from left: Bishop of Kerry Ray Browne, Principal Terry O'Brien, Frank Garvey (Blennerville National School Board of Management), former goverment minister, Jimmy Deenihan and Blennerville National School pupils Sheola Mcelligott and Martin Laucher. Photo by Gavin O'Connor.

PHOTOS: Momentous Day In Blennerville As New School Is Officially Opened

June 29, 2016 at 4:52 pm Comments are Disabled

YEARS of hard work and toil came to its fruition on Wednesday when the new St Brendan’s NS Blennerville was officially opened. Attended by parents, school children, local politicians and members of the Blennerville community, former goverment minister Jimmy Deenihan, was the man who did the honours of unveiling a […]

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Know Your Rights: Cohabiting And Social Welfare Payments

June 29, 2016 at 4:09 pm Comments are Disabled

Know Your Rights has been compiled by Citizens Information Service which provides a free and confidential service to the public.  Information is also available online at citizensinformation.ie and from the Citizens Information Phone Service, 0761 07 4000. Question I have applied for a means-tested Jobseeker’s Allowance but I was told […]

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Tralee Responders Receives €3,000 Boost From JP McManus Fund

Tralee Responders Receives €3,000 Boost From JP McManus Fund

June 29, 2016 at 1:25 pm 1 comment

THE Tralee Community Responders received a boost this morning  when they got a cheque for €3,000 in the post. The group had applied to the JP McManus Benevolent Fund, listing their aims, monies required and other details. A panel looks at each application and they got word three weeks ago that they were being awarded €3,000 for the scheme. This morning, […]

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Meeting About Proposed Mental Health Drop-In Centre Tomorrow Night

Meeting About Proposed Mental Health Drop-In Centre Tomorrow Night

June 29, 2016 at 11:27 am Comments are Disabled

THERE will be an open meeting for those interested in the possibility of setting up a mental health drop-in centre in Tralee. ‘The Open Door Community Initiative’ event will take place in The Rose Hotel, tomorrow night, Thursday, at 7:30pm. The initiative is spearheaded by prominent local mental health campaigner, Ger Collins. The […]

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Sixth class pupils at the Holy Family NS graduation at Our Lady and St Brendan's Church on Tuesday night. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Sixth Class Pupils Say Farewell To Holy Family Schooldays

June 29, 2016 at 10:29 am Comments are Disabled

FORTY-FIVE pupils gathered together for one of the last times at a special graduation ceremony at Our Lady and St Brendan’s Church on Tuesday evening. The girls and boys from Holy Family school were joined by family members and staff of the school to celebrate their journey from junior infants to […]

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Motorcyclist Dies In Accident Near Sneem

Motorcyclist Dies In Accident Near Sneem

June 28, 2016 at 11:36 pm Comments are Disabled

  GARDAI in Killarney are investigating a fatal single vehicle road traffic collision which occurred outside the village of Sneem, this evening. The collision occurred at approximately 6.45pm on the Cahersiveen to Sneem Road (approx. 3 miles outside Sneem). A motorcyclist travelling along the road came off the motorcycle and […]

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A killer whale spotted off the coast of Slea Head. Photo by Richard Creagh.

PHOTOS: Incredible Sighting Of A Killer Whale Off The Kerry Coast

June 28, 2016 at 3:24 pm 1 comment

THERE has been a very rare sighting of one of the ocean’s most interesting mammals off the Kerry Coast. Whale-watchers out at sea sighted a killer whale near Slea Head on Monday. The experts on the boat identified  it to be an elderly individual named John Coe, who is well known to whale-watchers around these […]

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At the cheque handover of €3,000 to Recovery Haven were, from left: Lisa O'Donoghue Delve, Brian Delve, Anne Curran, Mary O'Donoghue, Patricia O'Donoghue, John McCarthy and Kennith Reynolds,

Family Raises Incredible Amount For Cancer Services In Kerry

June 28, 2016 at 11:23 am Comments are Disabled

A CAHERSIVEEN family who lost a loved one last year have raised an incredible amount of money for cancer services in Kerry. €35,000 has been raised in all for Cahersiveen Hospital’s Hospice Ward (€20,000), the Oncology Day Care Unit at Kerry General Hospital at Kerry University Hospital (€10,000), Recovery Haven […]

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Derry Fleming (Tralee Credit Union) hands over the keys of a new Nissan Pulsar to Linda O'Connor. On the right, from left, Siobhain O'Connor, Peter O'Connor, Marie O'Connor and Sheila Fitzgerald. Photo by Gavin O'Connor.

Lucky O’Connor Family Wins Big Again With Credit Union

June 28, 2016 at 10:40 am Comments are Disabled

A FAMILY from Racecourse Road has gone and done it again in the Credit Union Members Car Draw. Linda O’Connor has won a brand new Nissan Pulsar, four years after her father, Peter, won a car in the same members draw. The work of mother Marie has paid off, as she […]

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Yellow Status Rainfall Alert Issued For Kerry

June 27, 2016 at 7:54 pm Comments are Disabled

  THERE’S hard rain on the way. While the weather hasn’t been that bad of late, things are going to change drastically from later tonight as Met Eireann has issued a Yellow Status Rainfall Warning for Kerry and many other counties. Carlow, Kilkenny, Wexford, Wicklow, Cork, Kerry, Limerick, Tipperary and Waterford […]

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Milltown Man Elected Cathaoirleach Of Kerry County Council

Milltown Man Elected Cathaoirleach Of Kerry County Council

June 27, 2016 at 4:44 pm Comments are Disabled

FIANNA Fail councillor, Michael D O’Shea, was elected the new Cathaoirleach of Kerry County Council this afternoon. The Milltown man succeeds Tralee Municipal District councillor, Cllr Pat McCarthy, in the chair. Cllr O’Shea was co-opted on to the Council in 1994 and has remained there since, consistently being re-elected making him the third longest serving councillor in […]

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Gardaí Issue Warning About Bogus Callers

Gardaí Issue Warning About Bogus Callers

June 27, 2016 at 3:44 pm Comments are Disabled

GARDAI have issued a warning about bogus callers to houses. The warning comes after a homeowner  in Castleisland answered the door to a man asking to get a drink of water for his pregnant wife. The man then entered and stole a sum of money from the house. Continued below…   […]

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