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Council Submits Grant Proposal For €3m Work On Denny Site

Council Submits Grant Proposal For €3m Work On Denny Site

November 4, 2015 at 9:15 am Comments are Disabled

KERRY County Council have submitted a detailed developmental proposal for the Denny Site in Tralee which is set to cost over €3m. The proposal – involves the demolition of the site, its interim use as an amenity area and the preparation of a master plan for its future long term […]

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Fionnbar Walsh accepts a cheque for €1815 from Sean Mulchinock, Event Manager for The Wrong Way Round Cycle which was raised by over 400 cyclists for the Donal Walsh Life Foundation when they took part in The Wrong Way Round Cycling Festival in August.  Cycling enthusiasts from all over Ireland travelled to Killarney for the festival where they journeyed along the stunning Ring of Kerry in the opposite direction to the traditional anti-clockwise route and also The Hard Way Round which took in Ballaghbeama, Ballaghasheen and the infamous Coomaneaspaig climb. 

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Cycling enthusiasts from all over Ireland travelled to Killarney for the festival where they journeyed along the stunning Ring of Kerry in the opposite direction to the traditional anti-clockwise route and also The Hard Way Round which took in Ballaghbeama, Ballaghasheen and the infamous Coomaneaspaig climb. 
The festivities kicked off at The Gleneagle Hotel where participants fuelled up on porridge before heading off on their grueling cycles. There were further food stops dotted along the 160km and 180km routes and all participants successfully crossed the finish line by the early afternoon where they were welcomed with an outdoor party and live entertainment.  
“We were delighted with the turnout for year two of the Wrong Way Round and congratulate all the riders who took up the challenge and endured rain, sunshine and showers. We look forward to growing the event in 2016,” said Event Manager, Sean Mulchinock.
The Donal Walsh life Foundation is a charity set up by the family of Kerry teenager Donal Walsh who, during his short life, fundraised tirelessly to provide age appropriate teenage facilities in hospital and hospice centres as well as promoting his anti-suicide message. Donal’s parents Fionnbar and Elma continue the message of teen suicide that he started by visiting schools, community centres and churches throughout Ireland.
To date over €300,000 has been raised with over €250,000 used in providing Donal Walsh Rooms in all Pieta and Console Houses across the country. They are also providing teenage rooms in Milford Hospice and in the new Tralee Hospice. 
Next year’s Wrong Way Round Cycling Festival will take place on Saturday, August 27 for further information and regular updates check out www.killarneycyclingfestival.com  or email info@killarneycyclingfestival.com

LiveLife Foundation Benefits From Killarney Cycling Event

November 3, 2015 at 5:31 pm Comments are Disabled

THE Donal Walsh LiveLife Foundation was the grateful recipient of funds raised from a cycling event held on the Ring Of Kerry earlier this year. The Wrong Way Round Cycle held in August saw over 400 cycling enthusiasts from all over Ireland travelled to Killarney for the festival where they […]

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The leaders of the 1916 Rising.

New Website Encourages Kerry Students To Write Poetry On 1916 Rising And Its Legacy

November 3, 2015 at 5:03 pm Comments are Disabled

  MANY of the leaders of the 1916 Rising were writers and the new website www.1916-2016.net aims to encourage Kerry students to write contemporary poetry on its legacy. “The 1916-2016 and Beyond project, Commemorating the 1916 Rising and its Legacy in Poetry aims to imaginatively engage transition year students in the values […]

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Worst October Ever For KGH Trolley Figures As INMO To Ballot Members On Industrial Action

Worst October Ever For KGH Trolley Figures As INMO To Ballot Members On Industrial Action

November 3, 2015 at 4:36 pm Comments are Disabled

  THERE were 137 patients waiting on trolleys last month at Kerry General Hospital, making it the worst October on record at the hospital. The figures are also reflected nationally, prompting the Executive Council of the Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation (INMO) to decide to commence a nationwide ballot, of all of its […]

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Billy Brick, Shane Brick (Kilmoyley), Bomber Liston (Ballybunion) & Seanie Barry (Cork) competing in the Churchill GAA Centenary Golf Classic in Tralee Golf Club last Friday. Photo by Alex O'Donnell

PHOTOS: GAA Stars Turn Up In Force For Churchill Club Centenary Golf Classic

November 3, 2015 at 1:06 pm Comments are Disabled

GAA stars from both codes turned out for the Churchill GAA Centenary Golf Classic last Friday. Tralee Golf Club, Barrow hosted the very successful event in aid of their new pitch development fund. Many personalities from the world of sport and business were amongst the teams that participated, on what was a beautiful […]

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Listellick Mother Recalls Help Received During Son’s Life-Saving Operation

Listellick Mother Recalls Help Received During Son’s Life-Saving Operation

November 3, 2015 at 12:17 pm Comments are Disabled

LISTELLICK teenager, Con Gill, was just 10 when he began complaining of neck pain. What he thought was a crick in the neck turned out to be an extremely rare and aggressive tumour pressing on his spine. His mother Kay, warned there was a 50/50 chance surgery would kill her […]

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Mercy Mounthawk students who will take part in the schools first ever '5k Colour Run'  were, from left: Gerald Tobin, Lauren O'Grady, Liam O'Mallay and Riadh Malik. Photo by Gavin O'Connor.

Mercy Mountwalk Students With A Colourful Idea For Health Week

November 3, 2015 at 9:54 am Comments are Disabled

MERCY MOUNTHAWK will host its first ever 5k colour run on Friday November 20, as part of the school’s health promotion week. Transition year students are the core organisers of the run which will see students set off all in white and get doused in multi-coloured powdered paint with every kilometre […]

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The Temperature Recorded In Valentia Yesterday Was Incredible

The Temperature Recorded In Valentia Yesterday Was Incredible

November 2, 2015 at 4:33 pm Comments are Disabled

THE wonders of Irish weather never cease to amaze. After what was a wash-out of a Summer we’re experiencing some of the finest weather in months after the clocks have gone back. In Valentia, yesterday the observatory recorded a barely believable highest temperature  of 19.5 °C – which was the warmest […]

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Gardaí Investigating Break-In At GAA Club

Gardaí Investigating Break-In At GAA Club

November 2, 2015 at 3:06 pm Comments are Disabled

GARDAÍ are investigating after a break-in at Abbeydorney GAA Club last week. Two males forced their way into the club through the main door at around 2.30am on Tuesday, October 27. They were disturbed by a staff member and fled the scene without taking anything. One man was described as being 5′ 10″ in height […]

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Tralee Will Have Broadband Coverage On A Par With Tokyo Next Year

Tralee Will Have Broadband Coverage On A Par With Tokyo Next Year

November 2, 2015 at 2:51 pm Comments are Disabled

TRALEE will access to the fastest broadband in the country next year as a new company begins work on putting the infrastructure in place from December. When the work is finished, 13,500 homes in town will have access to broadband speeds of 1GB per second, on a par with cities like Tokyo […]

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Una and Padraig Flaherty, Hilda and Orna Nolan and Claire and Hannah Dempsey at the Halloween Storytelling morning at St Vincent de Paul on Saturday. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Halloween Fun For Kids At St Vincent de Paul

November 2, 2015 at 12:12 am Comments are Disabled

IT was a colourful morning at St Vincent de Paul on Saturday as they hosted a fun event for kids to mark Halloween. Everyone was invited to come along and enjoy the sweets, cakes and refreshments at a face-painting and storytelling morning at their shop in Friary Lane, one of a […]

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Kerry’s ‘Golden Years’ Bagman Leo Griffin Passes Away

Kerry’s ‘Golden Years’ Bagman Leo Griffin Passes Away

November 1, 2015 at 11:01 pm Comments are Disabled

THE death has occurred of well-known Kerry GAA figure, Leo Griffin, today. Leo, who grew up in the Mitchels area, was a familiar face around town, but came to be known nationally when he accompanied the Kerry team of the 1970s and 80s during the glory years as their bagman. […]

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Katie Donoghue and Akeem Molloy in the ring where the charity fight night in aid of The Miscarriage Association of Ireland 
will take place. Photo by Gavin O'Connor.

Tralee Couple To Strike A Blow In Aid Of Miscarriage Service

November 1, 2015 at 11:57 am Comments are Disabled

A TRALEE couple are organising a charity event for a cause close to their hearts later this month. A charity fight night in aid of the Miscarriage Association of Ireland will take place on Thursday, November 26, at the BTS Fitness gym in Manor West. Continued below… Katie Donoghue and Akeem […]

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Talk On Setting Up Of Tralee Sport Tourism Alliance

Talk On Setting Up Of Tralee Sport Tourism Alliance

November 1, 2015 at 11:54 am Comments are Disabled

  MARCUS Howlett, CEO of Run the Kingdom, will give a talk at IT Tralee (North Campus, Room T106) on November 3 at 7.30pm on the setting up of the Tralee Sport Tourism Alliance. Run the Kingdom wants to increase Tralee’s capacity to attract and host sport tourism events, develop adventure tourism, bring […]

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At the 'The Kieran Donaghy Be A Star Basketball Camp' were, from left: Eoin O'Connor and David Healy. Photo by Gavin O'Connor.

VIDEO/PHOTOS: Donaghy Dunks To Cap Off Great ‘Be A Star’ Basketball Camp

October 31, 2015 at 12:33 pm Comments are Disabled

THE buzzer went on Kieran Donaghy’s ‘Be A Star Basketball’ camp on Friday which saw 150 kids take part over the course of the week. Taking a brief time-out from his football career, Donaghy was putting local kids through their paces this week at his camp held in John Mitchels Sports Complex. […]

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At the Croilar Na Mhistealach Halloween Midterm Activities in were, from left in front: Oliver Zlotocki, Corey O'Brien, Elizabeth Silina, Richard Silins, Mateusz Bartczak, Oskar Batczak and Olaf Micgalczuk: Back Michelle Waed, Kristine Silina, Sinead Coffey, Eabha Coffey. Photo by Gavin O'Connor.

Mitchels Group Makes The Most Of The Halloween Midterm Break

October 31, 2015 at 12:32 pm Comments are Disabled

  A COMMUNITY group in the Mitchels area has been busy all week with activities for kids  in the area and held a Halloween party for kids on Friday. The Croilar Na Mhistealach residents community has set up in Aras an Phobail building and provided fun events for kids to do in […]

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Over €2.4m Residential Property Sold In Tralee Area During September

Over €2.4m Residential Property Sold In Tralee Area During September

October 31, 2015 at 12:32 pm Comments are Disabled

THERE were 21 properties worth over €2.4m sold in the Tralee area in September. This figure of €2,439,659 is an decrease on the 25 residential properties sold in August worth €2,510,247.49. However, total Kerry sales were almost €19m, way up on the €11m in the previous month, according to the Residential Property Price Register (RPPR) figures. Continued […]

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Citizen Information Board - certificate awards ceremony at IT Blanchardstown. 
Picture Colm Mahady / Fennells - Fennell Photography Copyright 2015

Kerry Citizens Information Centre Course Participants Receive Awards

October 31, 2015 at 12:32 pm Comments are Disabled

  ALL of the Kerry Citizens Information course participants received their FETAC accredited, Advanced Certificates for the Information, Advice and Advocacy Programme with distinction, in the Institute of Technology in Blanchardstown last week. Development Manager, Frances Clifford, commended the programme participants, who were both staff and volunteers, for making the […]

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PHOTO: Shane’s Pumpkin Is A Sensational Likeness Of Paul O’Connell

PHOTO: Shane’s Pumpkin Is A Sensational Likeness Of Paul O’Connell

October 31, 2015 at 10:05 am Comments are Disabled

YOU know Shane Kenny don’t you? The Churchill GAA man came to prominence during the festival when he was named Rose Escort Of The Year, but he’s also a serious rugby fan and it shows with what he has managed to do for Halloween. He’s only gone and carved this likeness (below) […]

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Narcotics Anonymous Convention To Be Held In Tralee Next Week

Narcotics Anonymous Convention To Be Held In Tralee Next Week

October 30, 2015 at 4:51 pm Comments are Disabled

  NARCOTICS Anonymous will host its 30th regional convention this year in the Brandon Hotel from November 6 to 8. The convention is aimed at professionals and volunteers who work with people with drug addiction issues. The forum will centre around how NA can work for addicts in recovery and there will […]

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Twins Conor and Marc Brick from Spa National School, Tralee winners  of the MSGR Hugh O'Flaherty Art & Literary Primary School Collective award pictured at Killarney Library with from left, Eamonn Browne, Librarian, teacher Geraldine Behan, Jerry O'Grady, Chairman, HOF Committee, Canon Pat Horgan and Senator Paul Coghlan. Photo: Don MacMonagle

Spa NS Wins In Hugh O’Flaherty Memorial Weekend Competition

October 30, 2015 at 4:01 pm Comments are Disabled

SPA National School pupils were in Killarney for the Hugh O’Flaherty Memorial Weekend where they collected a prize on behalf of the school for their efforts in an art and literary competition. The weekend is all about commemorating the Killarney native, Msgr Hugh O’Flaherty, who was became a hero when he helped over 6,500 Jews, US and […]

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Maurice Enright of the Sera Husky Animal Rescue with Luke Bishop and  'Hatchi' the husky, at the table quiz in aid of Sera Husky Animal Rescue in Roundy's Bar on Thursday night. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Great Turnout For Sera Husky Charity Table Quiz

October 30, 2015 at 11:56 am Comments are Disabled

ROUNDY’S Bar was the venue last night for a special fundraiser for the Sera Husky Animal Rescue Charity. The promotion of the event got off to a bad start earlier this month, when some youngsters stole raffle cards from their shop on Rock Street and tried selling lines down in the […]

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A Hard Rain’s Gonna Fall Today…But It Won’t Last!

A Hard Rain’s Gonna Fall Today…But It Won’t Last!

October 30, 2015 at 10:11 am Comments are Disabled

WELL there’s good news and bad news regarding the weather this weekend. First the bad… A Yellow Status Rainfall Warning is currently in effect for Kerry, Galway, Mayo, and Clare for all day on Friday. We’ll see heavy rain in west and southwest coastal counties, with a risk of thundery downpours, mainly near […]

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Five Things To Do This Halloween Weekend

Five Things To Do This Halloween Weekend

October 30, 2015 at 9:59 am Comments are Disabled

Well lo and behold, it’s the weekend again. It’s set to be a great one too with Halloween upon us, so there’s bound to be loads to get up to. Here’s a few suggestions… Friday 1. Watch some great live music The annual Celebration of Christie Hennessy takes place this […]

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Oakpark Woman Added To Fine Gael Ticket To Contest General Election

Oakpark Woman Added To Fine Gael Ticket To Contest General Election

October 29, 2015 at 2:56 pm Comments are Disabled

AN Oakpark woman and former Tralee Town Councillor has been added to the Fine Gael ticket for the next general election. Grace O’Donnell from Oakview, will be the third Fine Gael candidate in Kerry alongside, Minister Jimmy Deenihan and Deputy Brendan Griffin. Her nomination was approved this week after her name […]

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Petrol Prices Fall Again But Where Is The Cheapest?

Petrol Prices Fall Again But Where Is The Cheapest?

October 29, 2015 at 12:44 pm Comments are Disabled

THE price of petrol has fallen again this month, but the sharp fall in prices since the Summer has cooled off a bit. Last month the cheapest price was €1.29.8 now  it’s  €1.27.8 in the town’s Applegreen stations in Manor Village and Fairies Cross. Just behind and only around the corner from […]

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From left Teresa Higgins Walker, Lee Strand. Margaret Brick Connect Kerry, Caroline McEnery HR Suite, Mark Sullivan Ballyroe Heights, Dr Mary McCaffrey

Mark To Leave Ballyroe For Fels Point Job

October 29, 2015 at 10:11 am Comments are Disabled

A FAMILIAR face at the Ballyroe Heights Hotel will be leaving next month to manage the Fels Point Hotel. Mark Sullivan, who has been general manager at Ballyroe for 14 years, will take up the position as manager as the Fels Point Hotel prepares for a major revamp and rebrand in […]

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There’s Something Special Planned In The Square For Christmas

There’s Something Special Planned In The Square For Christmas

October 28, 2015 at 2:50 pm Comments are Disabled

YES, yes, we know Halloween isn’t over yet, but Christmas is only eight weeks away and people are already getting ready for it. The Tralee Chamber Alliance realises this and put up a Facebook post earlier today that they plan on putting on a Christmas market from Thursday, December 17 to Wednesday, […]

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Do You Know Someone Who Deserves A Garda Youth Achievement Award?

Do You Know Someone Who Deserves A Garda Youth Achievement Award?

October 28, 2015 at 2:05 pm Comments are Disabled

THE call has gone out for nominations for the Lee Strand/Kerry Garda Youth Achievement Awards 2015. The awards scheme which first commenced in 1998 is designed to acknowledge the volunteering endeavours of young people from Kerry between the ages of 14 years and 19 years. Speaking at the launch at […]

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Tralee Mothercare Store Jobs Safe As Company Exits Examinership

Tralee Mothercare Store Jobs Safe As Company Exits Examinership

October 28, 2015 at 12:22 pm Comments are Disabled

MOTHERCARE Ireland has exited the interim examinership process and the Tralee store is safe from closure. There are 10 staff employed at in the Manor Retail Park, Kerry’s only Mothercare outlet. While three out of 18 stores nationwide will close, the Tralee store will continue to trade. Over 250 jobs in all will be secured after the […]

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