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Nurses Organisation Appoints West Kerry Woman To Succeed Liam Doran

Nurses Organisation Appoints West Kerry Woman To Succeed Liam Doran

June 13, 2017 at 10:06 am Comments are Disabled

THE Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation (INMO), has appointed a west Kerry Gaeltacht native to the position of General Secretary Designate from  July  1, 2017. Ms Phil Ní Sheaghdha, will replace the current General Secretary, Liam Doran, when he retires on  January 1, 2018. Ms. Ní Sheaghdha, currently INMO Director of […]

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Craft Makers Centre To Close Later This Month

Craft Makers Centre To Close Later This Month

June 12, 2017 at 4:13 pm 1 comment

THERE was sad news this morning when the news came through that the Craft Makers centre on Ashe Street will close its doors later this month. The centre which sold items made by local craftspeople, hosted exhibitions and workshops, is closing due to insufficient trade. A statement was issued by […]

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How Twitter Reacted To Páirc Uí Chaoimh Not Being Ready For Munster Finals

How Twitter Reacted To Páirc Uí Chaoimh Not Being Ready For Munster Finals

June 12, 2017 at 3:48 pm Comments are Disabled

WITH the news that Fitzgerald Stadium will host the Munster football finals for the third year in a row, many people took to Twitter to express delight/disgust/bemusement… Great news that the first game in the ‘new’ Pairc won’t be Kerry winning a Munster Title! Well done the builders 👍🏻 — […]

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Gardaí Investigate Incidents Of Criminal Damage In Tralee

Gardaí Investigate Incidents Of Criminal Damage In Tralee

June 12, 2017 at 3:13 pm Comments are Disabled

GARDAI are asking for the public’s assistance with regard to incidents of criminal damage in the town. In the early hours of today, Monday morning, significant damage was caused at the gateway to St John’s Church in Castle Street. The stone pillar was damaged in the incident. Gardaí believe someone […]

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The Kerry Rose, Breda O'Mahony, with Barry Heffernan, Clodagh Moynihan and Mags O'Halloran at the launch of the Cycle Against Suicide Spinoff on Monday. Photo by Lisa O'Mahony.

Cycle Against Suicide Spinoff To Take Place In Tralee This August

June 12, 2017 at 2:33 pm Comments are Disabled

THE community of Tralee will once again host a 50km cycle as part of the Cycle Against Suicide SpinOff series this August. A SpinOff is a locally organised cycle that takes place monthly after the main 14-day Cycle around the island of Ireland ends. The events are locally organised, owned by […]

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Fitzgerald Stadium yesterday. Photo by Dermot Crean.

Cork v Kerry Munster Final Likely To Be Played In Killarney

June 12, 2017 at 2:25 pm Comments are Disabled

The new Páirc Uí Chaoimh stadium will not host the Munster football finals scheduled for July 2,  the Cork County Board has confirmed, making it likely that Killarney will be the venue for the games. It was planned that the Cork v Kerry showpiece would be the the attraction on opening day […]

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PHOTOS: Fun Sports Day At Presentation Primary School

PHOTOS: Fun Sports Day At Presentation Primary School

June 12, 2017 at 10:48 am Comments are Disabled

By Adrienne McLoughlin Presentation Primary School’s Active Week came to a fitting finale on Friday when the annual school sports took place. There was some doubt during the week if the weather would improve and allow the event take place, but the decision to go ahead proved a good one. […]

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Runners taking part in the Donal Walsh Spa 6K Challenge on Sunday morning. Photo by Lisa O'Mahony.

PHOTOS: Rainbows And Rockets At Spa NS For 6k Challenge

June 12, 2017 at 10:26 am Comments are Disabled

IT was wet and windy last Sunday but the ‘Live Life’ spirit shone brightly in all those who turned out for the ‘Donal Walsh Spa 6K Challenge’ hosted by Spa N.S on Sunday. The school organised the family fun day in honour of Donal, their past pupil. “We wanted to […]

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PHOTOS: More From The Connect Kerry Women In Business Awards (Part 2)

PHOTOS: More From The Connect Kerry Women In Business Awards (Part 2)

June 11, 2017 at 10:32 am Comments are Disabled

A LAVISH ceremony was held on Friday evening in Ballyroe Heights Hotel which honoured women who excelled in business in the county As we told you earlier there were many winners in various categories on the night (click here for previous story and photos). The Connect Magazine Women in Business Awards were attended by […]

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PHOTOS: Having A Ball At The Rose Hotel For A Great Cause

PHOTOS: Having A Ball At The Rose Hotel For A Great Cause

June 11, 2017 at 10:32 am Comments are Disabled

A MIDSUMMER’S Ball for charity took place on Friday night at the Rose Hotel with Miriam O’Callaghan as special guest for the evening along with RTE colleague and Kerry native Katie Hannon. Guests were welcomed with a champagne reception before a delicious meal and entertainment from The Disagreements followed by a disco. There was over 140 […]

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Marian Sullivan, Breda Bryne, Joan Holland, Ivanka Bozovayska and Joan Broderick at the Connect Kerry Women in Business Awards at Ballyroe Heights Hotel on Friday night. Photo by Lisa O'Mahony.

PHOTOS: Celebrating Women In Business At Connect Kerry Awards

June 11, 2017 at 10:31 am Comments are Disabled

WOMEN in business in Kerry were celebrated with a Black Tie gala ceremony on Friday in Ballyroe Heights Hotel. Organised by Margaret Kissane of Connect Magazine, the Connect Kerry Women in Business Awards celebrated and recognized the enormous entrepreneurial talent and success of women who both own and manage businesses in […]

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Listellick National School players with trainers Damien Finn and Carol Benner at the Garda-organised Blitz at Na Gaeil Football Club on Friday. Photo by Lisa O'Mahony.

PHOTOS: Kids Have A Blast At Second Annual Garda-Organised Blitz

June 10, 2017 at 12:30 pm Comments are Disabled

PRIMARY School children from all over Tralee showed off their skills at Na Gaeil GAA Grounds on Friday morning for the second annual Community Policing Garda Blitz in association with Cumann na mBunscoil. Twelve teams took part in total, with the aim of the blitz to encourage the young people in Kerry […]

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Luke Earns School Spirit Award At Balloonagh School

Luke Earns School Spirit Award At Balloonagh School

June 10, 2017 at 12:28 pm Comments are Disabled

THE Student Council at Scoil Eoin Balloonagh awarded second class student Luke O’Donoghue this year’s School Spirit Award on Friday. The award isn’t based on academic ability, but the child’s behaviour, presence, attitude and enthusiasm in class. Each teacher in the school anonymously nominated a child. The student council, which comprises […]

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Rachel Bowler, Aoife O'Carroll, Lauren O'Grady, Aoibín O'Bryan, and Orla O'Reilly who won Best Senior Girls Team at the All Ireland School's Athletics at the weekend. Photo by Lisa O'Mahony.

Mounthawk Students Take Home Gold At All Ireland Schools Athletics

June 10, 2017 at 12:28 pm Comments are Disabled

MERCY Mounthawk had a very successful trip to the All Ireland School’s Athletics in Tullamore last weekend. The senior girls were awarded Best Senior Girls Team, with some of the team also winning individual medals. Aoibhín O’Brien won gold at the senior girls Long Jump, while Lauren O’Grady won bronze in […]

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Know Your Rights: Medical Card And Domiciliary Care Allowance

June 10, 2017 at 12:28 pm 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’m getting Domiciliary Care Allowance for my daughter so I was happy to hear that medical card cover was being extended to children who qualify for the payment. […]

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Calling All Truckers For An Event To Help Cystic Fibrosis Charity

Calling All Truckers For An Event To Help Cystic Fibrosis Charity

June 9, 2017 at 12:12 pm Comments are Disabled

A GROUP of big-hearted Kerry hauliers are calling on their fellow truckers across the country to join them next month for a fundraising truck run in aid of cystic fibrosis charity, TLC4CF. Tony Nolan and Matt O’Regan have joined forces with families affected by CF to organise the Kerry Rose […]

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A Summer Soirée Of Art And Music With Tralee Art Group

A Summer Soirée Of Art And Music With Tralee Art Group

June 9, 2017 at 11:04 am 2 comments

BAILE Mhuire Day Care Centre and Tralee Art Group are jointly hosting a Summer Soirée of Art and Music on Thursday June 15, at 6-9pm. Admission Free. The evening will provide an opportunity to experience the tranquillity and beauty of this excellent centre in the heart of Tralee. Visitors can browse […]

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WATCH: Ballyheigue And Killorglin Youth Projects Need Film Views To Win Award

WATCH: Ballyheigue And Killorglin Youth Projects Need Film Views To Win Award

June 9, 2017 at 10:50 am Comments are Disabled

YOUNG people from Neighbourhood Youth Project, Killorglin and Club Óg-Ógras, Ballyheigue are calling on their local communities to help them win a national award as part of the Irish Cancer Society’s X-HALE Youth Awards. The groups have submitted films that encourage young people to be “smoke free” into the 2017 X-HALE Short Film […]

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New Members Sign Up To Tralee Chamber Alliance At Information Event

New Members Sign Up To Tralee Chamber Alliance At Information Event

June 9, 2017 at 10:31 am Comments are Disabled

OVER 50 people attended an information event hosted by Tralee Chamber Alliance at The Rose Hotel where a number of new members signed up to join the business representative group. Tralee Chamber Alliance was established in 2012 and its main aim is to lead growth and foster pride across all sectors […]

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New Principal Appointed At Kerry College of Further Education

New Principal Appointed At Kerry College of Further Education

June 8, 2017 at 11:03 am Comments are Disabled

MARY Lucey has been appointed Principal of the Kerry College of Further Education in Tralee. With a well-established media-profile in Kerry, Mary has an excellent track record of over 20 years experience working in the third-level sector. She is known for her progressive and innovative leadership, with an excellent track […]

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Ballyheigue Pupils Create New Board Game For ‘Reign-y’ Days

Ballyheigue Pupils Create New Board Game For ‘Reign-y’ Days

June 8, 2017 at 10:55 am 1 comment

SIXTH class students Óisin O’Regan and Dara Donnelly from St Joseph’s N.S. Bouleenshere, Ballyheigue, have officially launched ‘Dragon’s Reign’. Óisin and Dara have been working on the project, a board game for 2-4 people, since last September as part of their Junior Entrepreneur Project. This board game has been produced locally […]

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Úna O'Connell and Rachel Walsh who have begun fundraising for the Meningitis Research Foundation. Photo by Lisa O'Mahony.

Rachel And Úna Set to Take A Dive For Meningitis Research

June 8, 2017 at 10:44 am Comments are Disabled

RACHEL Walsh, Ballyheigue, and Úna O’Connell, Kilflynn, will take part in a skydive on July 23 to raise vital funds for the Meningitis Research Foundation. They will hold a raffle in Kerins O’Rahilly’s club on July 1, with spot prizes donated by the generous businesses around Tralee. Rachel said; “The […]

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Aidan O'Mahony and Patrick Sayers with students of Presentation Primary School, celebrating the beginning of Sports Activity Week. Photo by Lisa O'Mahony.

Presentation Primary School Pupils Enjoy Activity Week

June 8, 2017 at 10:28 am Comments are Disabled

AIDAN O’Mahony dropped into the Presentation Primary School on Tuesday to help them kick off Sports Activity Week. School’s throughout the country will take part in the Activity Week, which is part of a three year programme to get an Active Flag for their school. The Presentation Primary School are […]

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Met Éireann Issues Rainfall Warning For Kerry

June 8, 2017 at 10:18 am Comments are Disabled

THE weather hasn’t been great of late and I’m afraid it’s not looking good for today if Met Éireann are to be believed. They have issued a Status Yellow Rainfall Warning for Cork and Kerry until 8pm this evening. Heavy rain or thundery showers will occur at times during Thursday leading […]

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Con Cremin, Talbot Grove, Castleisland. Photo by Don MacMonagle

Alcohol Abuse Still Primary Reason For Treatment At Talbot Grove

June 7, 2017 at 10:33 am 1 comment

TALBOT Grove Addiction Treatment Centre, Castleisland, has released its annual treatment statistics report for 2016. The Talbot Grove figures show that the primary reason people seek treatment (but not exclusive) is alcohol at 77%, followed by cannabis at 11%. There was a small, but significant increase in those seeking treatment […]

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Tralee Unemployment Figure Down Again Last Month

Tralee Unemployment Figure Down Again Last Month

June 7, 2017 at 10:24 am Comments are Disabled

THE number of people the Live Register in Tralee fell again in May. There are now 4,222 people signing on in the Tralee office, down 79 on April’s figure. Figures for Kerry from the Central Statistics Office show its the first time in nine years less than 9,000 people signed on in the county, […]

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The St Brendan's NS Fenit team with Garda Aidan O'Mahony, teacher Padraig O'Connor and Garda Kathy Murphy at the Garda Schools Basketball Blitz for girls on Friday. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Girls Enjoy Basketball Blitz Organised By Community Gardaí

June 6, 2017 at 12:19 pm Comments are Disabled

MICHEAL O Muircheartaigh and local basketball star Ryan Leonard dropped by Moyderwell school gym on Friday to give their support to a schools basketball blitz for girls, run by the Community Gardaí. Consisting mainly of sixth class pupils, schools taking part were St Brendan’s NS Fenit, Gaelscoil Mhic Easmainn, Presentation […]

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Former pupil and current Mayor of Tralee, Terry O'Brien, with teacher Pat Ó Conchúir and pupils Mikey Murray, Riona Downey and Sean Collins at the launch of '40 Years Of Holy Family School on Friday morning. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Treasure Trove Of Memories In ’40 Years Of Holy Family School’

June 6, 2017 at 11:59 am Comments are Disabled

A NEW book compiled by Sixth Class pupil in Holy Family NS was launched last Friday at the school. The book contains photographs from the past 40 years in the school and is a must-have for anyone who is a past pupil. The book came about as a project by […]

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PHOTOS: More Style From Listowel Races Ladies Day (Part 2)

PHOTOS: More Style From Listowel Races Ladies Day (Part 2)

June 6, 2017 at 11:22 am 1 comment

THE rain held off long enough to crown the best dressed ladies at Listowel Races on Sunday. As we told you yesterday (click here for previous photos), the eventual winner was Margaret Hynes Cahill from Ardfert. Margaret’s dress and jacket were purchased from Jasmine Boutique in Tralee, and her hat was […]

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REPRO FREE – DANCING with the Stars winner, Aidan O’Mahony, was on Garda duty with the Mayor of Tralee, Cllr Terry O’Brien and Dan the Lion to launch Féile na mBláth at The Park Festival which will run from 16 to 18 June in Tralee Town Park. Pictured at the launch were  John Drummey Tralee Chamber , Garda Aidan O'Mahany , Mayor of Tralee Cllr Terry O'Brien ,Frank Hartnett KCC ,  Brain Carr of Feile Na Mlath 2017 and Dan the Lion the festival mascot .
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Féile Na mBláth To Provide Fantastic Entertainment

June 6, 2017 at 11:10 am Comments are Disabled

DANCING with the Stars winner, Aidan O’Mahony, was on Garda duty with the Mayor of Tralee, Cllr Terry O’Brien and Dan the Lion to launch Féile na mBláth at The Park Festival which will run from June 16-18 in Tralee Town Park. Kerry County Council and Tralee Chamber Alliance have […]

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