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Bertie Brosnan in 'Con'.

Tralee Filmmaker Aims To Sell Movie At Cannes Festival

April 12, 2018 at 11:13 am Comments are Disabled

‘CON’, a feature film produced by a Tralee native, is now available internationally on Vimeo On Demand while its creator is off to Cannes in May where distributors are currently previewing the movie. Bertie Brosnan will attend the festival with the purpose of selling Con and also gather contacts and […]

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Apprentices from Kerry ETB Training Centre’s Stone Cutting and Masonry delivering their ‘Generation Apprenticeship’ competition entry to the National College of Ireland, Dublin ahead of judging next month. Standing left to right Kieran Casey, Tim Lacey, Mary Liz Trant (SOLAS), Fred Browne, Andy O’Connor.

Creating A Work Of Art At Kerry ETB Centre In Tralee

April 11, 2018 at 2:20 pm Comments are Disabled

    APPRENTICES from Kerry ETB Training Centre in Monavalley have delivered their ‘Generation Apprenticeship’ competition entry to the National College of Ireland, Dublin ahead of judging next month. In an open competition, sponsored by ESB and the Construction Industry Federation, teams of apprentices were invited to use their skills […]

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Decision On Fenit Diving Boards Could Be Made This Month

Decision On Fenit Diving Boards Could Be Made This Month

April 11, 2018 at 11:05 am 1 comment

THE Restore Fenit Diving Boards Campaign (RFDBC) committee believes it is very likely that the decision on the restoration of the diving boards at the bathing slip in Fenit will be announced at a meeting between a delegation from RFDBC and officials from Kerry County Council (KCC) on Monday, April 23. […]

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Cllr Jimmy Moloney, Derval O'Brien, EirGrid, Mayor of Listowel John Lucid and Moira Murrell, CEO, Kerry County Council pictured at the launch of the €70,000 EirGrid Knockanure / Duagh Community  Fund for community groups in North Kerry in Knockanure Community Centre on Tuesday. Photo: Don MacMonagle

EirGrid Launches Fund For Community Groups In North Kerry

April 11, 2018 at 10:47 am Comments are Disabled

EirGrid, the operator of the national electricity grid launched a major new fund for community groups in North Kerry yesterday. The €70,500 Knockanure Duagh Community Fund has been established by EirGrid to benefit communities close to new infrastructure that it has developed in the area. The company recently completed a […]

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Lecture On Famine In Tralee And North Kerry Delivered In Council Chambers

Lecture On Famine In Tralee And North Kerry Delivered In Council Chambers

April 11, 2018 at 10:36 am Comments are Disabled

THE Kerry Archaeological and Historical Society remembered and honoured all of those who had died in Tralee and North Kerry during famine times in a lecture, which was delivered by Ballyheigue native Bryan McMahon on Tuesday evening. Bryan’s book, ‘The Great Famine in Tralee and North Kerry’, was published in […]

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Don O'Neill (centre) will set the menu for an amazing four course dinner at Ballyroe Heights Hotel in July. Also pictured are General Manager of Ballyroe Heights Hotel Jonathan Collins, Fashion Stylist Orla Diffily, Marketing Officer with Recovery Haven, Marisa Reidy and Pascal Guillermie.

Don’s Tribute To His Mom On Night Of Fashion, Food And Incredible Prizes

April 11, 2018 at 10:19 am Comments are Disabled

FASHION Designer to the stars Don O’Neill, will return to his culinary past for one night only this July for what promises to be an unforgettable fundraising event in memory of his beloved mother, Mim O’Neill. Don, who trained as a chef before embarking on a stellar fashion career, has […]

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10-4-2018: Minister of State for Tourism and Sport, Brendan Griffin T.D., welcomed 35 of the world's top international golf tour operators to Killarney for Fáilte Ireland's 2018 Golf Ireland Convention, a showcase of the country's top-class golfing experiences on Tuesday. Also in photo at the Great Southern Hotel are from left, Martin Donnelly, Failte Ireland, Aine Mangan, IAGTO, Minister Brendan Griffin, Paul Mockler, Fáilte Ireland's Head of Commercial Development and Carlton Carugati, IAGTO.
Photo: Don MacMonagle

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World’s Leading Tour Operators To Visit Tralee Golf Club

April 10, 2018 at 3:23 pm Comments are Disabled

MINISTER of State for Tourism and Sport, Brendan Griffin T.D., today welcomed 35 of the world’s top international golf tour operators to Killarney for Fáilte Ireland’s 2018 Golf Ireland Convention, a showcase of the country’s top-class golfing experiences. During their stay in the south-west, the visitors will attend The Rose […]

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IT Tralee North Campus

ITT Invites Applications For Bursary Funding For Socio-Economically Disadvantaged Students

April 10, 2018 at 2:58 pm Comments are Disabled

THE IT Tralee has opened applications for the 1916 Bursary Funding for students from socio-economically disadvantaged backgrounds. The purpose of this Bursary Funding is to encourage participation and success by students from sections of society that are significantly under-represented in higher education due to socio-economic disadvantage. The South Cluster of Higher Education Institutions […]

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Brassil Expresses Concern At Decrease In Kerry Garda Traffic Corps Numbers

Brassil Expresses Concern At Decrease In Kerry Garda Traffic Corps Numbers

April 10, 2018 at 12:59 pm Comments are Disabled

FIANNA Fáil TD for Kerry, John Brassil, has strongly criticised the Government after new information compiled by Fianna Fáil reveals there has been a decrease in the number of dedicated traffic corps members in the Kerry Garda Division since 2009. According to their figures, the Kerry Garda Division is down […]

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The area where a car was damaged on Brewery Road yesterday.

Tralee Woman Appeals For Witnesses As Car Is Damaged

April 10, 2018 at 12:36 pm 1 comment

A TRALEE woman is appealing to the public for information after her car was damaged on Brewery Road yesterday. The woman parked her silver Ford Ka car across the road from Kingdom Greyhound Stadium at about 8.30am on Monday morning and went to work. Continued below… When she returned at […]

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The Gaelscoil Mhic Easmainn team with Máistir Donal.

Gaelscoil Team Comes Third In National Final Of Credit Union Quiz

April 10, 2018 at 10:33 am Comments are Disabled

A TEAM from Gaelscoil Mhic Easmainn did the school and town proud in a national schools quiz final at the weekend. One hundred teams of four children competed for national titles in the annual Credit Union Schools Quiz National Final in Dublin’s RDS on Sunday. Having won out Stage 1 […]

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KCFE students with Principal Mary Lucey and speakers at the Self-Care Day, Aidan O'Sullivan, Brighid Daly and Margaret O'Connor. Photo by Dermot Crean

Students Gain Valuable Insight At Self-Care Day In KCFE

April 10, 2018 at 10:15 am Comments are Disabled

THE students of Kerry College of Further Education heard from a number of expert speakers at a Self-Care Day in the college on Monday. The event consisted of a number of industry professionals giving structured workshops to KCFE Applied Social Studies with Psychology students. This event marked the culmination of a […]

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Two People Die In Pony And Cart Accident At Gap Of Dunloe

Two People Die In Pony And Cart Accident At Gap Of Dunloe

April 9, 2018 at 5:00 pm Comments are Disabled

TWO people have died after an accident involving a pony and cart on the Gap of Dunloe. A man and a woman in their 60s, from Arizona in the United States, were fatally injured when the horse and carriage they were travelling in went off the road. They were pronounced […]

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An Garda Síochána

Gardaí To Crackdown On Seat Belt Offences This Week

April 9, 2018 at 3:20 pm Comments are Disabled

GARDAI in Kerry are to conduct an operation this Thursday and Friday to crackdown on seat belt offences. They say the message still isn’t getting through to some people about the necessity in buckling up and how it can prevent serious injuries in a road accident. With the kids back […]

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Gardaí Urge Cyclists To Be Vigilant After Bike Thefts In Tralee

Gardaí Urge Cyclists To Be Vigilant After Bike Thefts In Tralee

April 9, 2018 at 3:05 pm Comments are Disabled

GARDAI are warning bicycle owners to be vigilant after a number of thefts in Tralee and around the county. They say they have noticed a trend that thefts increased around Tralee, especially during the Easter holidays. They are advising people to take precautions and that if your bike is stolen, […]

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The Blasket Islands Centre

€2.25m Investment For Work On Blasket Centre

April 9, 2018 at 12:41 pm Comments are Disabled

FÁILTE Ireland, in partnership with the OPW, has today announced a major investment of €2.25 million in the Blasket Centre in Kerry, to enhance the visitor experience at the OPW site. The investment, which forms part of Fáilte Ireland’s strategic partnership with the OPW, will see the development of a new walkway […]

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Tralee’s Jobless Number Decreases In March

Tralee’s Jobless Number Decreases In March

April 9, 2018 at 10:35 am Comments are Disabled

AFTER rising steadily since October, the number of people signing on in Tralee dropped last month. The latest figures from the Central Statistics Office show that there were 3,846 on the Tralee live register in March, a decrease of 126 on February’s  number. In the past year, the number of people […]

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Free Screening Of Film On ‘Why We Cycle’

Free Screening Of Film On ‘Why We Cycle’

April 8, 2018 at 11:55 am Comments are Disabled

ONE for anyone interested in cycling and what it can do for our society. Kerry Cycling Campaign presents ‘Why We Cycle’ a new documentary which explores the needs and motivations of everyday cyclists. “Why We Cycle” takes a ride with ordinary cyclists and specialists from a variety of disciplines. These conversations […]

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Pixie McKenna launching the awards.

Nominations Sought For National GP Awards

April 8, 2018 at 11:41 am Comments are Disabled

GPBuddy.ie, Ireland’s most widely used online resource for GPs, is calling on GPs in Kerry to nominate themselves and their colleagues for the third annual GPBuddy.ie National GP Awards. The GPBuddy.ie National GP Awards recognise excellence in General Practice and Primary Care in Ireland. The winners will be announced at a gala ceremony hosted by television […]

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Christopher Mongans with Tommy Kelliher and Donie Jack Griffin after he won the All-Ireland title.

Tralee Has A New All-Ireland Boxing Champion

April 7, 2018 at 9:52 pm Comments are Disabled

By Donie Jack Griffin A YOUNG Tralee boxer has won an All-Ireland title in Dublin. Chris Mongans is an All Ireland Champion (Boy 2 54Kg) and the improvement in this young man since winning his County Championship in February is largely down to the young fella’s attitude to work. He […]

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Choreographer/artistic director Jackie O'Mahoney with the contestants in the upcoming Churchill GAA Lip Sing Battle. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Meet The Churchill GAA ‘Lip Sing Battle’ Contestants

April 7, 2018 at 10:28 am Comments are Disabled

WE can expect some amazing performances, slick moves, colourful costumes and lots of laughter next month when 11 acts take to the stage for Churchill GAA’s ‘Lip Sing Battle’. Following on from their hugely successful ‘Strictly’ event in 2017, the club has gone for a different type of show and […]

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The railings at Tralee Town Park will be brightened up this summer.

Artists Will Have A Great Place To Park Their Paintings This Summer

April 7, 2018 at 10:28 am 2 comments

THE railings at the Town Park will resemble those at St Stephen’s Green in Dublin this summer in a new initiative to bring even more colour to the area. Tralee Chamber Alliance is organising an outdoor exhibition space called ‘Art in the Park Tralee’. This event will provide artists an opportunity to […]

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Know Your Rights: Voting In The Forthcoming Referendum

April 7, 2018 at 10:27 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: How do I check if I can vote in the forthcoming referendum? If I’m not in Ireland on polling day, can I still vote? Answer: To vote in a […]

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Launching the 'Ask For Angela' campaign in Tralee on Friday were, Danny Leane of The Abbey Inn, Sgt Tim O'Keeffe, Bernie Moore of An Chearnóg, IT Tralee students Tomás Duane, Jacy Ybanez and Febielyne Nicolas and David Scott of Tralee Chamber Alliance. Photo by Dermot Crean

‘Ask For Angela’ Campaign To Help People Feel Safer On Night Out

April 6, 2018 at 10:35 pm Comments are Disabled

PUBS in Tralee, supported by local Gardaí, have backed Tralee Chamber Alliance’s roll-out of the ‘Ask For Angela’initiative for people who feel unsafe on a night out. The campaign encourages people who might find themselves in an uncomfortable situation to ‘Ask for Angela’ at the bar. When a customer uses the code-phrase ‘Ask For […]

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Christopher Mongans with his Coach Doniejack Griffin after his win in the National Stadium on Thur evening

Tralee Boxer To Fight For All-Ireland Title On Saturday

April 6, 2018 at 12:59 pm Comments are Disabled

A YOUNG Tralee boxer will fight for an All-Ireland on Saturday morning. Christopher Mongans of Tralee Boxing Club will take to the ring to compete for an All Ireland Boy 2 54Kg title after a convincing 5-0 win over much fancied Jake Buckley Rosslare B.C at the National Stadium on […]

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Mike Edgar who will abseil down Croke Park for charity.

Tralee Man Plans To Abseil Down Croke Park For Charity

April 6, 2018 at 11:02 am Comments are Disabled

A TRALEE man is going to abseil down Croke Park to raise awareness of a mental health support organisation. Mike Edgar, a student in IT Tralee, decided to take on the challenge because he is passionate about the issue of mental health. The former Mercy Mounthawk student has set up […]

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Final Preparations In Place For Musical Society’s ‘Children Of Eden’

Final Preparations In Place For Musical Society’s ‘Children Of Eden’

April 6, 2018 at 11:00 am Comments are Disabled

NOT long to go now. Following on from the huge success of ‘Jesus Christ Superstar’ staged in 2017, the award-winning Tralee Musical Society (TMS) will present ‘Children of Eden’ next week in what is an eagerly anticipated production. The show will run nightly from Wednesday, April 11 to Saturday, April […]

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Martin Bealin, Eddie Attwell and Tom Flavin who will appear at the Taste Kerry event later this month at the ITT.

Taste Kerry Event Is A Must For People In Food Industry

April 5, 2018 at 12:48 pm Comments are Disabled

TASTE Kerry’s Annual Food Showcase will see the launch of the Kerry Seafood Resource pack, an in-depth exploration of Kerry’s Fishing Industry and its communities, a valuable resource developed for the hospitality and tourism industry. The one-day TasteKerry Food Showcase will be held at IT Tralee on April 26, 9.00 am – […]

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Met Eireann Says We’re In For Some Heavy Rain On Thursday

April 4, 2018 at 3:59 pm Comments are Disabled

IT’S about to get a bit wet tomorrow afternoon after the lovely sunshine we’ve been enjoying today. Met Eireann has issued a Status Yellow Rainfall Warning for eight counties including Kerry. In the 24 hour period from Thursday afternoon to Friday afternoon, there’ll be between 30 and 50 mm of […]

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An Garda Síochána

Community Alert Neighbourhood Watch Meeting In Rose Hotel

April 4, 2018 at 10:41 am Comments are Disabled

THE annual Kerry Garda Divisional Community Alert Neighbourhood Watch Text Alert meeting takes place this Thursday, April 5, at 7pm in The Rose Hotel. The meeting will be chaired by Kerry Garda Division Chief Supt Tom Myers and superintendents from each district in Kerry will be attending. Chief Supt Myers will […]

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