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Kerry Cancer Support Group Receives Boost From Out West

Kerry Cancer Support Group Receives Boost From Out West

October 27, 2015 at 9:56 am Comments are Disabled

The Kerry Cancer Support Group – Kerry Cork Health Link Bus received a very welcome donation of over €10,000 on Monday last from proprietors of Siopa Ceoil an Daingin, Michael and Dara Herlihy and Caitriona Nolan who had organised a fundraiser in August at the shop to benefit the charity. […]

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Did You Meet This Woman In The Abbey Inn Last Week?…

Did You Meet This Woman In The Abbey Inn Last Week?…

October 26, 2015 at 12:28 pm Comments are Disabled

WE’VE been contacted by a German lady to see if we can find her a man. Not just any man though! Gloria Meier from Berlin was in Tralee last week and met a guy in The Abbey Inn. He made a big impression on her and she wants to make […]

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Shane Cully, Kildare (Wildlife Biology), Sinead Clifford, Milltown (Wildlife Biology), Holly Clarke, Kildare (Wildlife Biology), Jane Walsh, Fenit, (Wildlife Biology) at the IT Tralee graduation ceremony at the Brandon Hotel on Friday. Photo by Gavin O'Connor.

PHOTOS: Last Of Our Coverage Of IT Tralee Graduates At The Brandon

October 26, 2015 at 11:56 am Comments are Disabled

WE’VE been bringing you the photos from the IT Tralee graduation ceremonies which took place over Thursday and Friday. If you missed our previous coverage, you can click here, here and here. Meanwhile here’s the last of   our photos of the hard-working students who received their qualifications. Scroll down […]

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The first and second class girls having fun at Blennerville NS on Friday. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Witches And Ghouls Take Over Blennerville School

October 26, 2015 at 11:32 am Comments are Disabled

FRIDAY was a fun day at Blennerville NS with pupils (and many teachers) really getting into the spirit of Halloween. Fancy dress was the order of the day, as pupils donned all sort of costumes and enjoyed traditional Halloween games like apple-bobbing, before breaking up for the mid-term break. Everyone had great […]

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Kerry Company In Sustainable Energy Awards Final

Kerry Company In Sustainable Energy Awards Final

October 25, 2015 at 11:55 am Comments are Disabled

A KERRY company has reached the national final of the prestigious 2015 Sustainable Energy Awards. Killorglin-based company Astellas Ireland has been selected as a finalist of the awards, now in its 12th year. The Awards encourage and reward excellence in energy management and are organised by the Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland […]

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Neila Cronin, Rathmore, Rachel Maher, Limerick and Niamh Brophy, Laois, who qualified in Early Childhood Care and Education at the IT Tralee graduation ceremony at the Brandon Hotel on Friday. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: More From The IT Tralee Students’ Graduation Ceremony

October 25, 2015 at 11:50 am Comments are Disabled

FOR the past couple of days, we’ve been bringing you photos from the ITT graduation days at the Brandon Hotel (click here and here for previous coverage). Over 950 students from all over Ireland and beyond received their qualifications on Thursday and Friday, before heading off to celebrate with family […]

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Roger Harty: An Open Letter To Gareth O’Callaghan

Roger Harty: An Open Letter To Gareth O’Callaghan

October 25, 2015 at 11:25 am 2 comments

  Roger Harty responds to Gareth O’Callaghan’s controversial view on suicide expressed in a Facebook post last week (click here to read O’Callaghan’s post)… Dear Gareth, I call you Gareth as I feel as if I know you, even though I have never met you. Ten years ago I was […]

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Woman Dies In West Kerry House Fire

Woman Dies In West Kerry House Fire

October 25, 2015 at 11:05 am Comments are Disabled

A WOMAN aged in her 8os has died in a fire at her home in west Kerry. The alarm was raised around 9pm last night when a fire was reported at a house near Ballyferriter. Two units of the Dingle Fire Brigade arrived at the scene and two units of the Tralee […]

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PHOTOS: Tomás Ó Sé Is Having A Busy Weekend As He Signs Book In Easons

PHOTOS: Tomás Ó Sé Is Having A Busy Weekend As He Signs Book In Easons

October 25, 2015 at 10:48 am Comments are Disabled

WELL Tomás Ó Sé is having a busy weekend. The five-time All-Ireland medal winner was over in the Kerry GAA store in Killarney at 11am on Saturday morning, where he signed hundreds of copies of his autobiography, ‘The White Heat’. Fans queued patiently for the former Gaeltacht player, whose book has been […]

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At the Paint It Pink morning in Shanakill Resource Centre were, from left: Angela Deregibus, Joan Brosnan, Patsy O'Connell, Treasa Walsh, Mary Young, Junior Locke, Mary Young, Sinead Donnelly and Anne Conway. Photo by Gavin O'Connor.

Shanakill Women ‘Paint It Pink’ To Raise Breast Cancer Awareness

October 24, 2015 at 10:14 am Comments are Disabled

SHANAKILL Resource Centre was draped in pink last Tuesday for a coffee morning to highlight awareness of breast cancer. ‘Paint it Pink’ is the Irish Cancer Society’s Breast Cancer Campaign encouraging people across Ireland to hold their own pink fundraiser in their community or at work to do something pink to […]

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Bridget O'Carroll, Ballybunion, Mary Kennelly, Lisselton and Rebecca Doyle, Killorglin, all qualified in Early Childhood Care and Education, at the IT Tralee graduation ceremony at the Brandon Hotel on Friday. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Students’ Hard Work Pays Off At ITT Graduations

October 24, 2015 at 10:13 am Comments are Disabled

IT was a busy two days down at the Brandon Hotel as hundreds of IT Tralee students got their reward for years of hard work. Hailing from all over the county, country and beyond, 950 men and women received their qualifications in the presence of family at the annual graduation […]

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PHOTOS: Spooky Goings-On In CBS And Fenit Schools

PHOTOS: Spooky Goings-On In CBS And Fenit Schools

October 24, 2015 at 10:13 am Comments are Disabled

THERE was a great atmosphere in Tralee schools on Friday as pupils (and teachers no doubt!) looked forward to a well-earned mid term break. Of course, with it being Halloween next Saturday, children in the primary schools donned all sorts of costumes creating an army of witches and zombies across town. CBS […]

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The legacy of inspirational Kerry teenager Donal Walsh is set to live on as his mother Elma today (Oct 23) opened two special counselling rooms for young people in Donal's home town of Tralee. The Donal Walsh Rooms in national suicide and bereavement charity Console’s Tralee centre, include favourite inspirational quotes from the Kerry teenager's den. Pictured at today's opening ceremony were one of Donal's best friends Cormac Coffey,Minister for Arts and Tourism Jimmy Deenihen, Donal's Mother Elma Walsh and Console CEO and founder Paul Kelly. Photo by Sally MacMonagle

PHOTOS: New Donal Walsh Rooms Opened At Console

October 23, 2015 at 3:25 pm Comments are Disabled

  TWO new counselling rooms in memory of the anti-suicide campaigner, Donal Walsh, were opened at the Console building at Balloonagh on Friday. Minister Jimmy Deenihan watched Donal’s mother, Elma, cut the ribbon on the rooms which will be aimed at counselling young people. The Donal Walsh Rooms in the national suicide […]

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Kay Kirby being presented with a brand new Toyota Yaris by Christine Fitzgearld of Tralee Credit Union. Photo by Gavin O'Connor.

Presentation Teacher Lands A New Motor In Credit Union Draw

October 23, 2015 at 10:05 am Comments are Disabled

A PRESENTATION Secondary School Tralee teacher is the latest person to drive off with a brand new car courtesy of the Tralee Credit Union members car draw. There were plenty of smiles outside Tralee Credit Union, as draw winner, Kay Kirby from Ardfert, was joined by family members and ex-pupils […]

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Tralee Service Station Sells For Nearly €500k At Auction

Tralee Service Station Sells For Nearly €500k At Auction

October 23, 2015 at 10:05 am Comments are Disabled

A TRALEE service station property was sold at a Dublin auction on Thursday for €490,000, making €90,000 over the reserve. The Monavalley property is at present let to Doon (Mayfly) Limited, and had a reserve of between €350,000 to €400,000 at the Allsop Auction where it was sold at the RDS on […]

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Niamh Stack (Culinary Arts), Damian Kissane (Culinary Arts), Maryanne Molyneaux (Culinary Arts) and Susan Zuzana Sbritzeroa (Culinary Arts) at the ITT graduation ceremony at the Brandon Hotel on Thursday. Photo by Gavin O'Connor

PHOTOS: Hundreds Of ITT Students Graduate At The Brandon

October 23, 2015 at 10:04 am Comments are Disabled

IT was quite a day for hundreds of IT Tralee students on Thursday afternoon as the first of this year’s graduates received their qualification at the Brandon Conference Centre. Students from the School of Business Computing and Humanities were graduating on Thursday and we were there to capture the day in […]

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Cyclist Tommy Raises Another Incredible Sum For Charity

Cyclist Tommy Raises Another Incredible Sum For Charity

October 23, 2015 at 10:04 am Comments are Disabled

A BALLYROE man has raised €11,216 for Enable Ireland after completing two mammoth cycles during  the summer. Last May, Tommy Sheehy cycled from San Sebastian to Barcelona in aid of Enable Ireland. The challenge covered 600km over the rugged landscape of the Pyrenees taking five days to complete. The following month […]

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Over 950 ITT Students To Graduate Over The Next Two Days

Over 950 ITT Students To Graduate Over The Next Two Days

October 22, 2015 at 11:22 am Comments are Disabled

ONE of the main highlights of the IT Tralee calendar takes place today and tomorrow with over 950 students due to graduate. Each of the 26 counties, in addition to a number of graduates from Northern Ireland, the UK and mainland Europe will be represented at the conferring ceremonies, the first […]

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Renewable Energy Exhibition To Be Held In Library

Renewable Energy Exhibition To Be Held In Library

October 22, 2015 at 11:16 am Comments are Disabled

  TRANSITION Kerry is holding an exhibition on renewable energy from October 27 to 31 at the Kerry County Library. This is combined with the launch of a new Kerry Sustainable Energy Co-operative to be launched at the library at noon on Saturday October 31. The exhibition will include: public […]

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At the orienteering Interschool event in Ballyseedy Woods were from left, front: Tj Leahy, Casper Mrocza, Cian O'Brien and Adam Looby. Back: Max Anhalt, Sean Tighe, Micheal Szorad, Aideen Stack, Shaniece Coffey, Jack Erahdun and John Creagh, all from Colaiste Gleann Li. Photo by Gavin O'Connor.

PHOTOS: Secondary Schools Have Fun In The Forest At Kerry ETB Event

October 22, 2015 at 10:09 am Comments are Disabled

OVER 500 First Year students from seven Kerry ETB schools and two Voluntary schools took part in the annual orienteering interschool event in Ballyseedy Woods on Tuesday this week. Students from Colaiste Gleann Lí Tralee, Presentation Convent Tralee and Causeway Comprehensive School took with schools from further afield, Colaiste na Sceilge […]

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PHOTOS: Mounthawk Girls Are Super For Hooper Merit Award Wins

PHOTOS: Mounthawk Girls Are Super For Hooper Merit Award Wins

October 22, 2015 at 10:08 am Comments are Disabled

TWO teams from Mercy Mounthawk received Merit awards in the John Hooper Maths Poster Competition in Dublin last Thursday. This is a very prestigious competition is organised between the Central Statistics Office and the Project Maths Development team and aims to develop an interest in Maths and statistics in particular. While 10 schools […]

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Tralee Garda Station To See Improvements As Part Of €60m Programme

Tralee Garda Station To See Improvements As Part Of €60m Programme

October 21, 2015 at 5:47 pm Comments are Disabled

TRALEE Garda Station has been included in a national €60 million Garda building and refurbishment programme to build new and to improve and refurbish, existing Garda stations. The improvements will be in a number of areas including custody management, enhanced facilities for engaging with the public and improvements in welfare facilities […]

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At the presentation of a Tidy Town award to CBS Primary were, front from left: Alex Clifford, Cody O Sullivan and Lauren McGillycuddy. Back:
Niamh O Dowd, David Magnier, Thomas McEllistrim and Denis Coleman.

CBS Primary Cleans Up Well With Tidy Towns Award Presentation

October 21, 2015 at 4:48 pm Comments are Disabled

  STAFF and pupils of CBS Primary, Clounalour, have been presented with their 2015 Tidy Towns award. Mayor of Tralee, Tom McEllistrim, visited the school Monday morning to present them with their award. The school was chosen as “Business Premises Award” for 2015. The award was accepted by School Principal, Denis Coleman, […]

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Gaelcholáiste Chiarraí Transtition Year students and their projects.

PHOTOS: Gaelcholáiste Chiarraí Students Get Number Crunching For Maths Week

October 21, 2015 at 2:54 pm Comments are Disabled

MATHS week took place at Gaelcholáiste Chiarraí last week  and there were many displays around the school organised by the transition year students. 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. Story continued below… […]

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CBS The Green Students To Bring Donal Walsh’s Message To New Heights

CBS The Green Students To Bring Donal Walsh’s Message To New Heights

October 21, 2015 at 2:46 pm Comments are Disabled

THIS Friday CBS The Green Transition Year students will climb Killarney’s Four Peaks. The challenge has been organised as a ‘Donal Walsh memorial walk’ with the theme of the challenge being Donal’s own message of Live Life. Donal, a student of CBS The Green, accepted his illness with incredible dignity […]

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PHOTOS: Top ‘A’ Students Honoured By Mercy Mounthawk

PHOTOS: Top ‘A’ Students Honoured By Mercy Mounthawk

October 21, 2015 at 12:50 pm Comments are Disabled

MERCY Mounthawk held their annual awards reception for those who obtain the highest grades in Leaving and Junior Certificate exams in 2015 on Saturday. Eight students were honoured for their grades in the State exams with Principal John O’Roarke, in his speech, pointing out that only 0.6% nationally received 10A’s or more and they had 2.5% […]

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Incident Involving Female IT Tralee Student Not Being Treated As Abduction

Incident Involving Female IT Tralee Student Not Being Treated As Abduction

October 21, 2015 at 12:35 pm Comments are Disabled

  THE Institute of Technology Tralee has released a statement about an incident involving a female student near the Fairies Cross area on Monday afternoon. Reports of an incident spread quickly on Facebook on Monday evening, stating a woman – walking from Applegreen at Fairies Cross in the direction of town – had been the […]

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Cllr Locke Plays Down Threats And Hopes Monument Work Will Be Completed By End Of Year

Cllr Locke Plays Down Threats And Hopes Monument Work Will Be Completed By End Of Year

October 21, 2015 at 12:09 pm Comments are Disabled

A TRALEE councillor has played down threats to his safety and wants to focus on getting a Ballymullen monument to Tralee’s World War 1 dead  completed by the end of the year. Cllr Sam Locke brought a motion to Kerry County Council on Monday to erect two glass panels at the Royal Munster […]

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Nearly 300 Homeless Cases Used Emergency Accommodation In Kerry Last Year

Nearly 300 Homeless Cases Used Emergency Accommodation In Kerry Last Year

October 21, 2015 at 9:58 am Comments are Disabled

THERE were almost 300 cases of homeless people using emergency accommodation in Kerry in 2014, while this year to date there have been 183 cases. The figures were revealed in a report on Homeless Services in Kerry presented by J0hn Breen, Director of Services in Kerry County Council at the monthly meeting […]

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Natural Phenomenon Sees Thousands Of Tiny Fish In The Canal

Natural Phenomenon Sees Thousands Of Tiny Fish In The Canal

October 20, 2015 at 3:51 pm Comments are Disabled

  OVER the last few days you may have spotted the highly unusual sight of thousands of tiny fish visible in the canal and Tralee Bay. We got the low down on this natural phenomenon from Dingle marine biologist, Kevin Flannery. “A number of weeks ago the little fish, called Sprat, were chased […]

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