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Showing Barry John Keane, the picture they drew for the Kerry Team, were sisters, Anne and Emily O'Reilly. Photo by Gavin O'Connor.

PHOTOS: Bons Staff Get Their Clean Hands On Sam Maguire

October 16, 2014 at 9:41 am Comments are Disabled

THE Sam Maguire and Tom Markham cups went in for check-up to the Bon Secours hospital on Wednesday to coincide with Global Handwashing Day. Staff at the Bons got their (clean) hands on both trophies and posed for photos as some of the players also popped in for a visit […]

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Sample The Kerry Camino In One Day This Weekend

Sample The Kerry Camino In One Day This Weekend

October 16, 2014 at 9:34 am 1 comment

ANYONE up for a trek this weekend? Kerry Camino will be leading a walk of the first stage of The Dingle Way, Tralee to Camp, on this Saturday. The Kerry Camino is normally a three day event held on the May bank holiday weekend, but this gives an opportunity for people in Kerry […]

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Fatima Speight, Linda Clifford, Placement Officer with the Kerry Volunteer Centre and Thandie Dike at the Tralee Wetlands on Friday morning. Photo by Dermot Crean

Nominate Someone You Know For A National Volunteer Award

October 16, 2014 at 9:34 am Comments are Disabled

  THE Kerry Volunteer Centre is encouraging all of the county to start nominating people for the national Volunteer Ireland Awards. Nominating is free and can be done online on www.volunteerkerry.ie. The deadline for nominations is Friday, October  24 so there is still time to nominate someone you know. The Volunteer […]

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Budget 2015: What Does It Mean For Families?

Budget 2015: What Does It Mean For Families?

October 15, 2014 at 1:23 pm Comments are Disabled

Chris Murray of Casey and Co. looks at the main points of Budget 2015 as it pertains to families… On 14 October 2014, Minister for Finance, Michael Noonan introduced Budget 2015.  It is the first post austerity Budget and it is hoped that this trend can continue. Below we outline […]

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Kerry team manager, Eamonn Fitzmaurice, signs a football for a young fan. Photo by Gavin O'Connor.

Kerry County Council Honours Victorious Kerry Teams

October 15, 2014 at 12:01 pm Comments are Disabled

THE Kerry Senior and Minor winning teams received one of the highest honours the Kerry County Council can bestow when, on Monday night, they were treated to a civic reception in the Council buildings in Rathass. Representatives from the senior panel in attendance were, Donnchadh Walsh, Killian Young, Barry John Keane, […]

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Andrea Helps Raise €20,000 For Palliative Care Unit

October 15, 2014 at 5:39 am Comments are Disabled

THE Palliative Care Unit in Kerry Genaral Hospital, received a massive boost, when a €20,000 cheque from a fundraiser was handed over to them on Monday. The chief organiser behind the Kerry Stars Lovely Legs Compeition in aid of the Unit was Andrea O’Donoghue from Blennerville, who recently lost her father, Tony, […]

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Frights In Store For Kids At The ‘Haunted Hall’

Frights In Store For Kids At The ‘Haunted Hall’

October 15, 2014 at 5:38 am Comments are Disabled

THE Geraldine Experience in the Kerry County Museum is scary enough at the best of times but it’s about to get a whole lot more frightening in the run-up to Halloween! The staff have transformed the cavernous medieval experience into a ‘Haunted Hall’ for the next few weeks and schoolchildren from […]

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Coláiste Launches Book Of Poetry And Prose By Students

Coláiste Launches Book Of Poetry And Prose By Students

October 15, 2014 at 5:35 am Comments are Disabled

COLÁISTE Gleann Lí- Post Primary School in Clash has launched ‘The Next Instalment’, an anthology of poetry and prose, produced by students of the school. The book, which has been published locally, is a sequel to their earlier anthology of poetry and prose, entitled ‘The Write Stuff’ which was published […]

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Stacks fans on the terraces on Sunday. Photo by Dermot Crean

AUDIO: Kathryn Makes Short Documentary On Rockie Fans’ Passion

October 14, 2014 at 9:34 am Comments are Disabled

HERE’S something to get Austin Stacks fans in the mood for the county final. The passion of the Rockie hordes is captured brilliantly on a short audio documentary made by Ballyduff native Kathryn Smith. At the time Kathryn, who is married to a Connolly Park man, John Smith, was doing a […]

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Upfront PR Nominated For European Web Award

Upfront PR Nominated For European Web Award

October 14, 2014 at 9:29 am Comments are Disabled

THE website of Kerry-based Upfront PR, Event and Model Management has been nominated for the .eu Web Awards under House Category. Upfront, owned and run by Orla Diffily, is one of three finalists in the House Category and there are five categories in total. The .eu Web Awards is an […]

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Another Big Win For Kerry On ‘Winning Streak’

Another Big Win For Kerry On ‘Winning Streak’

October 14, 2014 at 9:26 am Comments are Disabled

  DO Kerry people just spend their time buying lottery tickets or are we just lucky? Ellen Brosnan from Knocknagoshel, is the latest player to scoop a big cash prize of €43,000 on the ‘Winning Streak’ show, following on from last week where two Kerry people, one from Knocknagoshel, were big winners. Ellen, […]

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Men Arrested After Car Allegedly Stolen Outside House In Boherbee

Men Arrested After Car Allegedly Stolen Outside House In Boherbee

October 14, 2014 at 9:25 am Comments are Disabled

TWO Cork men were arrested after a car was allegedly stolen from outside a house in Boherbee last Friday. Two men from the Cork region were apprehended by Gardai on the Listowel Road. The men appeared before a special sitting of Killarney District Court on Saturday and are in currently in custody […]

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Concern Chief To Speak In The Grand Hotel On Ebola Virus

Concern Chief To Speak In The Grand Hotel On Ebola Virus

October 14, 2014 at 9:24 am Comments are Disabled

CONCERN’S Chief Executive Dominic MacSorley, who is just back from visiting Concern projects in Sierra Leone and Liberia, will speak at the Grand Hotel in Denny Street in Tralee on Thursday, October 16. Over 3,000 people have died in Liberia and Sierra Leone from Ebola, which is now an epidemic […]

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VIDEO: Stacks Get ‘Home’ Advantage For County Final

VIDEO: Stacks Get ‘Home’ Advantage For County Final

October 13, 2014 at 9:50 pm Comments are Disabled

AUSTIN Stacks fans will be happy to know they have a ‘home’ venue for the Garvey’s Supervalu Kerry Senior Football final against Mid Kerry on Sunday, October 26. In a surprise move, the CCC decided on Monday night, to fix the game for Austin Stack Park at 3pm in two […]

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Man Pretending To Be From Irish Water Demanded €50 From Householders

Man Pretending To Be From Irish Water Demanded €50 From Householders

October 13, 2014 at 3:43 pm Comments are Disabled

GARDAI are following a definite line of enquiry after reports of a man in his 20s claiming to be from Irish Water, went from door to door demanding money to connect the water supply in the past week. The man was in Rockwell Estate and the Oakpark area wearing a boiler suit as he […]

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Kerry County Council buildings in Rathass.

Former Tralee Councillors Receive over €111,000 In Retirement Payments

October 13, 2014 at 2:45 pm 2 comments

FORMER Tralee town councillors, who are now over 50, shared over €111,000 in retirement gratuities according to figures released by Kerry County Council. The six who receive the payments are Ted Fitzgerald (FF) €52,623; Johnnie Wall (FF) €28,851; Pat Hussey (FG) €16,650; Gillian Wharton-Slattery (Lab) €13,667; Mairead Fernane (FG) €8,316 and Dan Galvin (Lab) €5,154. Johnnie […]

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Launching the 'Chop Or Change' fundraiser to be held in aid of the Recovery Haven on Friday night in the Slieve Mish Bar were Eileen Kennedy, Recovery Haven; Charlotte Higgins, Sarah Higgins, Laura Bourke and Maureen O'Brien of Recovery Haven. Photo by Dermot Crean

Ladies To Get Chopping And Changing For Friday Fundraiser

October 13, 2014 at 11:31 am Comments are Disabled

TWO sisters have decided to raise funds for the Recovery Haven after the amazing care the centre showed for their aunt who passed away from cancer last year. Charlotte and Sarah Higgins are holding a ‘Chop Or Change’ event in the Slieve Mish Bar this Friday night at 8pm and […]

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Coláiste Gleann Lí To Hold Open Day This Saturday

Coláiste Gleann Lí To Hold Open Day This Saturday

October 13, 2014 at 10:17 am Comments are Disabled

COLÁISTE Gleann Lí is gearing up for its inaugural Open Day this Saturday, October 18 from 10am to 1pm. The post primary school will display the new developments which have taken place to date on the campus in Clash. The former Tralee Community College now no longer exists and instead two separate entities- Coláiste […]

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Kieran Donaghy with customers and Tesco staff at the launch Tesco's year of events in aid of the Temple Street Children's Hospital on Saturday. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: ‘Star’ Helps Tesco Launch Its Charity Campaign

October 13, 2014 at 9:49 am Comments are Disabled

KERRY star Kieran Donaghy took time out from his preparations for yesterday’s county championship battle with Dingle to help launch a charity campaign. Tesco Ireland have name Temple Street Children’s Hospital as their charity of the year and the Stacks man was happy to help out on Saturday. “Today [Saturday] we’ve […]

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Conor O'Mahony, Aine Daly, Brendan O'Connor and Michael Grimes with their awards at Mercy Mounthawk on Saturday morning. Photo by Dermot Crean

Mounthawk School Honours Exceptional Students

October 13, 2014 at 9:46 am Comments are Disabled

MERCY Mounthawk held special awards ceremony on Saturday morning, to honour the students from the school who achieved over 600 points in the Leaving Certificate this year. Principal John O’Roarke presented the four teenagers with a special memento to mark the achievement while their families and staff from the school […]

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At the Seroptimist Tralee 50th anniversary were, from Left: Etna Fitzgerald, Karen Ivers Keohane and Joan Ivors. Photo by Gavin O'Connor.

Tralee Soroptimists Celebrate 50 Years At The Meadowlands

October 12, 2014 at 12:12 pm Comments are Disabled

THE Tralee branch of Soroptimist Ireland came together in the Meadowlands Hotel on Saturday night to celebrate 50 years of activity in Tralee. The Soroptimists are a ladies only club with their origins stemming from 1920’s USA. Since then the organisation has spread progressively worldwide. In attendance for the 50th year celebration were two […]

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Driven Ladies Hand Over Cheque For €5,407 To Recovery Haven

Driven Ladies Hand Over Cheque For €5,407 To Recovery Haven

October 12, 2014 at 11:17 am Comments are Disabled

FOUR north Kerry ladies handed over a cheque for €5,407 to the Recovery Haven on Friday night after they drove around the 32 counties in record time last month. Karen McKenna, Lixnaw, Nicola Baker from Abbeydorney and  Linda Murphy and Joanne Coffey from Ardfert took to the road from Abbeydorney on […]

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Lorraine Counihan, Emma Healy and Catriona Walsh  at the Listellick NS 150th anniversary celebrations at Our Lady and St Brendan's Church on Friday night. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Hundreds Mark Listellick NS 150th Anniversary At St Brendan’s

October 11, 2014 at 1:44 pm Comments are Disabled

A CROWD of about 500 people gathered in Our Lady and St Brendan’s Church on Friday evening for a special celebration to mark the 150th anniversary of Listellick National School. Bishop Ray Browne was the chief celebrant assisted by 12 other clergymen and the Listellick choir provided an excellent musical […]

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Listellick Cover Girls Reunite Over 60 Years Later

Listellick Cover Girls Reunite Over 60 Years Later

October 11, 2014 at 10:23 am Comments are Disabled

  THE Listellick NS 150th anniversary celebrations were extra special for six former pupils on Friday night. The girls who grace the cover of Micheál O Cinnéide’s book on the school were reunited over 60 years after their photo was taken. A special Mass to mark the anniversary was said […]

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The Mounthawk Transition year class prensenting mayor of Tralee, Jim Finucane, with a pennant to mark the occasion. Photo by Gavin O'Connor.

Rotary Club Encourages Good Citizenship In Mounthawk

October 11, 2014 at 8:53 am Comments are Disabled

MERCY Mounthawk transition year students were paid a visit by town mayor Jim Finucane on Friday morning. The students are taking part in the fifth year of the ‘Interact Club’ in Mercy Mounthawk which is the Junior Rotary Club of Tralee. Mayor Jim Finucane made his visit to commend the Interact […]

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Oakview Childcare Wins Best Private Creche In Ireland Title

Oakview Childcare Wins Best Private Creche In Ireland Title

October 10, 2014 at 5:06 pm Comments are Disabled

A TRALEE childcare facility has won the Best Private Creche In Ireland honour for the second time, at the Maternity And Infant awards 2014  ceremony in the Hilton Hotel, Dublin, this afternoon. It’s the second time Oakview Childcare has won childcare’s most prestigious national award, the having previously collected the top prize […]

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VIDEO/PHOTOS: 150th Celebrations Kick Off At Listellick National School

VIDEO/PHOTOS: 150th Celebrations Kick Off At Listellick National School

October 10, 2014 at 2:33 pm Comments are Disabled

LISTELLICK national school’s  150th anniversary celebrations kicked off in earnest on Friday morning with a balloon releasing ceremony and the presentation of a jersey by former pupil and ex-Irish rugby international, Donal Spring. Each of the balloons released signified a year where ‘the academy on the hill’ provided education for children […]

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John Paul O'Connor, founder of Sasta Sausages.

John Paul’s Sausage Is The Best In Ireland And Britain

October 10, 2014 at 11:13 am 1 comment

SASTA Sausages, a regular fixture at Tralee Farmers Market and Taste of Kerry events in Manor West, has won two major prizes in France last night at the ‘World Cup’ of sausage and pudding producers. And they’ll be in Manor West tomorrow, so you can taste the best sausage in Ireland and […]

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Sean Prendergast (front left) of the Kerry Cancer Support Group accepts a cheque from Jimmy Wrenn, the proceeds of the annual Jamie Wrenn Memorial Walk from Tralee to Castlegregory. Also included are Sandra Finn, Garda Deirdre Quinn, Jamie Wrenn, Mary Lynch, Joanne Dowling and Jerry Flynn. Photo by Dermot Crean

Walk Raises Over €13,000 For Kerry/Cork Health Link Bus

October 10, 2014 at 10:02 am Comments are Disabled

AN incredible €13,239.50 was raised for the Kerry/Cork Health Link Bus from the annual Jamie Wrenn Memorial Walk which took place in late July. This brings the total from the last four years of the walk to €54,813, all of which has gone towards the vital bus service, run by […]

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Fashion Night For A Great Cause In Ballyroe

Fashion Night For A Great Cause In Ballyroe

October 10, 2014 at 9:58 am Comments are Disabled

WHAT’s billed as ‘A Great Night of Fashion Fun and Music’ is coming up on Saturday, October 18, in the Ballyroe Heights Hotel All proceeds are in aid of the Tralee and West Kerry branch of the Multiple Sclerosis Society. There are up to 60 people in the the Tralee and […]

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