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Owners and their pets at the Blessing of the Pets at St John's on Sunday. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Pet Sounds Ring Out At St John’s For Blessing Ceremony

October 9, 2018 at 11:47 am Comments are Disabled

PET owners and their loved ones gathered in the grounds of St John’s Church on Sunday afternoon for a special blessing ceremony. The annual ‘Blessing Of The Pets’ drew an exclusive audience of canines and their owners (maybe all Tralee cats are atheists) for the short service from Fr Francis […]

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At the launch of the Kerry Hospice Christmas Cards 2018 were, front from left; Kerry minor Jack Kennelly, Frank Hayes of Kerry Group, Joe Hennebery of Kerry Hospice and Kerry minors Paul O'Shea and Sean Quilter. Back from left; Kerry minor Jamie McVeigh, Mairead Fernane of Kerry Hospice, Gerard O'Connor, Nuala Finnegan of Kerry Hospice, Kerry minor Paul Walsh, Dan Galvin and Killian Young. Photo by Dermot Crean

Kerry Minors Help Launch Kerry Hospice Christmas Cards

October 9, 2018 at 10:00 am Comments are Disabled

SOME of this year’s Kerry All-Ireland winning minors were on hand for the launch of the 2018 Kerry Hospice Christmas cards at Suaimhneas, the  Palliative Care Day Care Unit at UHK on Monday night.. There was music and refreshments as volunteers from around the county attended and the Christmas cards […]

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The cannabis plants discovered by gardaí in Killorglin last night. Photo: Garda Facebook page

Gardaí Find Cannabis Growhouse In Killorglin

October 9, 2018 at 9:36 am Comments are Disabled

GARDAI have seized approximately €9,000 worth of suspected cannabis plants following a search at a house in Killorglin, Co. Kerry on Monday night. Gardaí from the Divisional Drugs Unit executed a search warrant at the house at approximately 8:30pm and discovered a grow house which contained 12 mature cannabis plants (pending analysis). […]

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Gardaí Investigate Burglaries And Criminal Damage Incidents In Tralee

Gardaí Investigate Burglaries And Criminal Damage Incidents In Tralee

October 8, 2018 at 3:57 pm Comments are Disabled

GARDAI are investigating burglaries and criminal damage incidents in Tralee over the past week. On Monday, October 1, a home was broken into in the Marina apartments area and cash was stolen. Also, in High Street between 9pm on Friday, October 5 and 9am on Saturday, October 6, a building […]

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Emma Nic Mhatúna addressing the crowd. Photo by Dermot Crean

Book Of Condolence Opens For Emma Mhic Mhathúna

October 8, 2018 at 3:39 pm Comments are Disabled

KERRY County Council has opened a Book of Condolence for the late Emma Mhic Mhathúna. The Book of Condolence is available to members of the public at the main reception of County Buildings, Rathass, Tralee during office hours. Ms Mhic Mhathúna passed away on Sunday after at battle with cancer. […]

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Jim Cummings in Thunder Road

Movie Buffs In For A Treat At Kerry Film Festival

October 8, 2018 at 3:05 pm Comments are Disabled

THE 19th Kerry Film Festival will run from October 17-21 this year, screening short and feature films from around the world along with national and regional short film programmes. The festival will also host industry and networking events along with the annual awards ceremony in Killarney. Short film programmes are […]

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Jasmin Ulrich with 'Diesel' at the Blennerville Threshing Festival on Sunday. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Great Family Day At Blennerville Windmill Threshing Festival

October 8, 2018 at 12:38 pm Comments are Disabled

THE weather was kind for the annual Blennerville Windmill threshing festival on Sunday which saw big crowds enjoy a great family day out. Running since 1989, it’s one of the oldest steam threshing and vintage car display in Kerry and there were some impressive machines in attendance. There was a large […]

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Denise Healy, Teresa Higgins Walker, Derval Spring, Grainne Stack and Martha Farrell at the Ballymacelligott Ladies Lunch in the Rose Hotel on Sunday. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Ladies Lunch Raises Thousands For Ballymac Club

October 8, 2018 at 11:52 am Comments are Disabled

STYLISH ladies from Ballymacelligott enjoyed an afternoon of fun, fashion, music, health and lifestyle tips at the Ballymacelligott Ladies Lunch in the Rose Hotel on Sunday. Speaking about the event Teresa Walker commented; “The Ladies Lunch was a fantastic success raising €5,000 for the development of the Ballymacelligott GAA Ladies […]

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Vincent Prendergast of Milltown Chamber Alliance presents the "Stephen Lawlor Community Award" to Owen O'Shea. left to right: Vincent Prendergast, Ann Lawlor, Owen O'Shea, Cecelia O'Shea.

Owen Receives Award For Services To Milltown Community

October 8, 2018 at 10:47 am Comments are Disabled

A POPULAR author and former journalist received a surprise on Saturday night when he was awarded Milltown’s highest honour. The ‘Stephen Lawlor Community Award’ was presented to Owen O’Shea at a surprise ceremony in The Plough Bar. Owen, who is the Media, Communications & Customer Relations Officer at Kerry County Council, […]

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Vigil In Memory Of Emma Mhic Mhathúna To Take Place In The Square

Vigil In Memory Of Emma Mhic Mhathúna To Take Place In The Square

October 8, 2018 at 10:00 am Comments are Disabled

A SPECIAL vigil will be held this Wednesday in the Square in memory of Emma Mhic Mhathúna who passed away yesterday. The vigil to remember the brave 37 year old mother of five will take place at 6.30pm and is being organised by Michelle Dempsey. In a facebook post, Michelle […]

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€250,000 Winning Lotto Ticket Sold In Kerry

€250,000 Winning Lotto Ticket Sold In Kerry

October 7, 2018 at 12:46 pm Comments are Disabled

A KERRY community was buzzing with excitement today as news spread that a local person may have scooped a cool €250,000 on last night’s Lotto Plus 2 Draw. The National Lottery confirmed that the shop that sold last night’s winning Lotto Plus 2 ticket is Eagers of High Street  in Killarney. […]

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In front; Former Leaving Cert students Philip McCarthy, Eoghan Ó Buachalla, Ciarán O'Reilly and Shane Walsh with Principal John O'Roarke. At back; Deputy Principal Pat Fleming and junior cert high achievers Kate Waldron, Isobel Keane and Keela Hughes at the awards ceremony on Saturday. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Mercy Mounthawk Honours Students’ Academic Excellence

October 7, 2018 at 12:35 pm Comments are Disabled

CURRENT and former students of Mercy Mounthawk were honoured on Saturday for their excellent results in the State exams this year. Nine students from the Leaving and Junior Cert were honoured, but two couldn’t make it on the day. High achievers in the Leaving Cert were; • Shane Walsh from […]

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Maria Maher and Majella Duignan of Nutrifit for Women at the Horan's Health and Wellness Fest at the Manor West Hotel on Saturday. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Big Crowds At Horan’s Healthstores Health And Wellness Fest

October 7, 2018 at 10:34 am Comments are Disabled

THERE was a massive turnout yesterday at the Horan’s Healthstore’s Health and Wellness Fest at the Manor West Hotel. And the event continues today. Nutritionist Kevin Beasley will be with members of the Kerry team for a panel session at 3.30pm in the board room. World renowned nutritionist Patrick Holford is […]

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Tralee Historian’s New Book On Kerry’s Republican Fighters

Tralee Historian’s New Book On Kerry’s Republican Fighters

October 6, 2018 at 10:04 am Comments are Disabled

A TRALEE man has written a new book on the untold stories of some of the men and women of County Kerry who gave their all in Ireland’s fight for independence. In ‘Fighting for the Cause’, well-known historian Dr Tim Horgan tells the stories of some of the Kingdom’s extraordinary men […]

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Sophie Hanley, Laura Maycock, Grainne Quirke and Shannon Quigley at the table quiz in The Ashe Hotel on Thursday night. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Table Quiz To Support Tralee Man’s Charity Abseil At Croker

October 6, 2018 at 10:04 am Comments are Disabled

A TRALEE man is to abseil down Croke Park for the second time in six months in aid of Jigsaw Ireland. Mike Edgar raised hundreds of euro for the organisation back in April, but he enjoyed it so much he will take part in the same event on October 27. […]

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A group from St John of God in Ashe Street who received certificates at Tralee Garda Station accompanied by instructors Cormac Galvin and Sarah O'Halloran. Gardai present were Garda Cathy Murphy, Garda Leanne Houseman and Garda Shane O'Reilly. Photo by Dermot Crean

St John Of God’s Group Receives Certs At Tralee Garda Station

October 6, 2018 at 10:03 am Comments are Disabled

THE Skills Plus Group from St John of God’s Services on Ashe Street were in Tralee Garda Station on Friday morning for the final part of their Streetwise Programme. This programme was developed by the Choices Department of St John of Gods Services in association with An Garda Síochána. The […]

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Tralee Woman Eileen Wins €10,000 And Trip To London In ‘Late Late’ Competition

Tralee Woman Eileen Wins €10,000 And Trip To London In ‘Late Late’ Competition

October 6, 2018 at 9:50 am Comments are Disabled

A TRALEE woman will be off to London next weekend after winning The Late Late Show’s weekly competition last night. And she’ll have a few quid to spend as well! Ballinorig Close resident, Eileen Tobin, will travel to the English capital with a guest to see ‘The Late Late Show’ live […]

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Kerry Volunteer Centre’s ‘Do Good, Feel Good’ Workshop At Manor West Hotel

Kerry Volunteer Centre’s ‘Do Good, Feel Good’ Workshop At Manor West Hotel

October 6, 2018 at 9:43 am Comments are Disabled

THE first ever Health and Wellbeing Week in Kerry is taking place over the coming week featuring dozens of free events including workshops, seminars, coffee mornings, film screenings and sports events. One of the first events in Tralee is in Manor West Hotel on Monday, where Kerry Volunteer Centre invites you […]

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Know Your Rights: Maternity Leave

October 6, 2018 at 9:42 am Comments are Disabled

Know Your Rights has been compiled by Kerry Citizens Information Service which provides a free and confidential service to the public… Question: I am pregnant but I have only been working with my employer for a few weeks. Am I entitled to maternity leave? Answer: If you are pregnant while in employment, […]

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At the presentation of the cheque to Recovery Haven, the proceeds of the Jamie Wrenn/Mike Dean Memorial Walk, this week were Dermot Crowley of Recovery Haven, Marian Barnes, Sandra Finn, Maureen O'Brien and Mary Lynch holding Rory O'Mahony. Photo by Dermot Crean

Fantastic Amount Raised From Jamie Wrenn/Mike Deane Walk

October 5, 2018 at 2:08 pm Comments are Disabled

BACK in July over 100 walkers took the road out west for the final Jamie Wrenn/Mike Deane Memorial walk from Tralee to Castlegregory. Over the years, the walk had raised over €95,000 in aid of various cancer charities and they added another €15,126 to that when the organisers handed over the […]

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Marketing Officer with Recovery Haven Marisa Reidy surrounded by well known Radio Kerry presenters John Drummey, Jerry O'Sullivan, Brendan Fuller and Andrew Morrissey who have signed up for the Recovery Haven Movember Challenge. Photo by Dermot Crean

Radio Kerry Stars To Take Part In ‘Movember Challenge’

October 5, 2018 at 1:03 pm Comments are Disabled

THEIR voices are already renowned around the county of Kerry, but now it’s the appearance of four Radio Kerry presenters that will come under the spotlight after they signed up to take part in Recovery Haven Kerry’s ‘100 Men/€100 Movember Challenge.’ Big-hearted radio stars Brendan Fuller, Andre Morrissey, Jerry O’Sullivan […]

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Maura Sullivan and Nuala Finnegan of Kerry Hospice collected a cheque from Caherleaheen NS pupils on Thursday morning. Also included are teachers Brid Murphy and Damien Finn and Principal Mary Connolly. Photo by Dermot Crean

Caherleaheen Kids’ Generous Donation To Kerry Hospice

October 5, 2018 at 9:39 am Comments are Disabled

PUPILS at Caherleaheen National School went to great efforts a couple of weeks ago to raise funds for the Kerry Hospice Foundation. As part of the Hospice’s National Coffee Morning event, teacher Damien Finn’s fourth class pupils from the school held an event co-ordinated by teacher Bríd Murphy and eventually […]

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Chairperson of the Parents Council Kathleen Holmes, with author and Education Consultant Catherine O'Connor with some Mercy Mounthawk students and Deputy Principal Pat Fleming prior to Catherine's talk to an hall full of senior cycle students on Thursday. Photo by Dermot Crean

Top Education Consultant Gives Talk At Mercy Mounthawk’s Careers Night

October 5, 2018 at 9:39 am Comments are Disabled

CAREERS Night took place at Mercy Mounthawk Secondary School on Thursday and a special guest speaker gave interesting talks to students and parents. Organised by the Parents Council, author of “Cracking the College Code” and Education Consultant at Trinity College Dublin, Catherine O’Connor, was joined by around 30 career specialists who […]

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Tidy Towns Groups In Kerry To Share €55,000 In Grant Scheme

October 5, 2018 at 9:39 am Comments are Disabled

AN allocation of €55,000 has been announced for 42 Tidy Towns committees in Kerry and Tralee will benefit to the tune of €4,000. The Minister for Rural and Community Development, Michael Ring, has announced a €1.4 million national grant scheme to mark the 60th anniversary of the Tidy Towns Competition. […]

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Gavan Ring’s great-grandfather, James Hill.

Special Event In Kerry To Mark 100th Anniversary Of End Of WW1

October 4, 2018 at 4:29 pm 2 comments

DID you have a relative involved in ‘The Great War’? Well a very special event is being held in Valentia to mark the 100th anniversary of the armistice on November 11 and the Council is looking for images of  Kerry people who took part in the conflict to be part […]

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Gardaí Arrest Man In Connection With Burglary At North Kerry Pub

Gardaí Arrest Man In Connection With Burglary At North Kerry Pub

October 4, 2018 at 10:12 am Comments are Disabled

GARDAI have arrested a man in his 20s following a burglary at a pub in Knockanure, Moyvane, in the early hours of this morning. Shortly before 4am Gardaí received a report of a burglary that had just occurred in Knockanure. Gardaí carried out a patrol of the area and a […]

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Dale Houlihan.

Tralee Teenager Nominated For Young Chef Of The Year Award

October 4, 2018 at 9:59 am Comments are Disabled

A GRADUATE of Kerry College of Further Education (KCFE) Professional Cookery course, Dale Houlihan, shortlisted for the ‘YesChef’ magazine Young Chef of the Year Competition. Dale is 18, comes from Tralee town and began his training under the guidance of Chef Kay Lanigan Ryan in KCFE last September. During his […]

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Here’s Where Residential Property Was Sold Around Tralee In August

Here’s Where Residential Property Was Sold Around Tralee In August

October 4, 2018 at 9:58 am Comments are Disabled

THE most up to date statistics from the Residential Property Price Register shows that August was a very busy month for sales with 35 properties changing hands around Tralee, fetching a total of €5,637,640. The property that sold for the most in the Tralee environs in August was a house […]

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Beauty Entrepreneur To Give Make-Up Masterclass At CH Tralee

Beauty Entrepreneur To Give Make-Up Masterclass At CH Tralee

October 4, 2018 at 9:57 am Comments are Disabled

FAMED beauty entrepreneur, Marissa Carter, is coming back to Tralee this month for a make-up masterclass at CH Tralee. Just last month, Marissa launched Carter Beauty Cosmetics, with 103 products in the range. The businesswoman is in Guinea-Bissau at the moment, with children’s rights charity Plan International Ireland – for whom she is […]

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Free Coding Event For Young People To Take Place In IT Tralee

Free Coding Event For Young People To Take Place In IT Tralee

October 3, 2018 at 3:50 pm Comments are Disabled

STUDENTS aged from seven to 17 are invited to a major coding event in IT Tralee next week. Mega Dojo 2018 takes place at IT Tralee North Campus on Saturday October 13. With support from CoderDojo Ireland, CoderDojo MidWest and the Higher Education Authority, IT Tralee invite young people aged from […]

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