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Last year's Austin Stacks 'Strictly Come Dancing' winners, Norma O'Connor and Kevin Cotter are joined by Mairead Fernane and Aidan O'Connor of Austin Stacks and Fiona Kirby of Kirby's Brogue Inn at the launch of the event on Monday. Photo by Dermot Crean

Austin Stacks ‘Strictly’ To Return Again This August

June 11, 2018 at 3:08 pm Comments are Disabled

NOW in its 11th year, the Austin Stacks ‘Strictly Come Dancing’ fundraiser will return later this summer for what is sure to be another fantastic night in the Dome. It’s just 10 weeks away and the organisers are still looking for dancers to take part in the event which has […]

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Kay McNamara of the Rosemary Day Centre, receives a cheque from Inspired. Photo by Dermot Crean

Inspired Tea Morning Raises Hundreds For Rosemary Day Centre

June 11, 2018 at 1:51 pm Comments are Disabled

THE participants at Inspired at Friary Lane were delighted to hand over proceeds of a recent fundraiser to the Rosemary Day Centre. The members of the group held a tea morning last month and raised a total of €410 as Maree O’Connor, a co-ordinator with the group, explained. “One of […]

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Olympic bronze medalist Rob Heffernan and his wife and coach Marian Heffernan launch the inaugural National Lottery Good Causes Awards aimed at honouring the inspiring work and achievements of thousands of projects, clubs and individuals all over Ireland.Pictured at the launch in Dublin Castle was Irish Olympic Hero Marian Heffernan and Kate Finnegan,Aisling Ni Cheallaigh,Sara Granda and Marie Dee from Fidget Feet a Limerick-based aerial dance group all of whom benefitted from National Lottery funding.
The significant new Awards initiative, which will have seven categories, will recognise the incredible difference that National Lottery-funded projects have made to communities all over the country in recent years.
Nearly 30 cent in every €1 spent on National Lottery games – or over €619,000 per day – goes back to Good Causes all over the country in the areas of Sports, Arts, Culture, Heritage, Community, Health, Youth and the Irish Language. Last year alone more than €226 million was raised by players of National Lottery games for such Good Causes
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Chance For Past Kerry Beneficiaries Of Lottery Funding To Win €35,000

June 11, 2018 at 11:08 am Comments are Disabled

CLUBS, projects and individuals in Kerry who have benefitted from National Lottery Good Cause funding have been invited to enter an exciting new national competition with the chance of winning a total of €35,000. The new National Lottery Good Causes Awards, launched this week, are aimed at honouring the inspiring […]

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John O'Connell, Amy O'Connell, Paula Rogers, Chloe Quillinan and in front, Adam Patrick O'Connell at the Kerry GAA 'Night of Champions' at Kingdom Greyhound Stadium on Friday night. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: A Big Night For Kerry GAA At The Dog Track

June 10, 2018 at 2:55 pm Comments are Disabled

THE Kerry stars were out on Friday night for a big fundraiser at Kingdom Greyhound Stadium. The Kerry GAA ‘Night of Champions’ saw people from clubs all over the county converge on the track for music, family fun, great prizes and racing in the company of Kerry senior and minor […]

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Susan, Róisín and Ciara Sugrue at the 'Pedal In The Park' from Tralee Bay Wetlands on Friday evening. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: A Lovely Evening For A ‘Pedal In The Park’

June 9, 2018 at 11:18 am Comments are Disabled

IT was a lovely evening made for cycling on Friday night and where better to start from than Tralee Bay Wetlands. Kerry Recreation & Sports Partnership, in collaboration with the Chain Gang and Kingdom Cycling Clubs, held the annual ‘Pedal in The Park’ as part of National Bike Week. It […]

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Manor West To Host Summer Food And Craft Fair

June 9, 2018 at 11:17 am Comments are Disabled

A CELEBRATION of Kerry’s vibrant food and craft scene will take place at Manor West Shopping Centre and Retail Park on Saturday, June 23 from 11am to 5pm, where some of Kerry’s finest food producers and craftspeople will showcase all the county has to offer. A diverse mix of local […]

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Statistics Show 50 Kerry Women Travelled To England And Wales For Abortions In 2017

Statistics Show 50 Kerry Women Travelled To England And Wales For Abortions In 2017

June 9, 2018 at 11:16 am 1 comment

KERRY for Choice is calling for legislation to be pushed through sooner rather than later after the latest figures for Kerry women travelling to the UK for abortions were published this week. Statistics from the UK Department of Health show that 50 women from Kerry travelled to have an abortion […]

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Know Your Rights: Summer Employment For Young Workers

June 9, 2018 at 11:15 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 17 years old and I have just finished school. I would like to get a part-time job over the summer. Are there restrictions on the number of […]

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Tralee Man Prepares For Euro Transplant And Dialysis Championships

Tralee Man Prepares For Euro Transplant And Dialysis Championships

June 8, 2018 at 5:52 pm Comments are Disabled

KIDNEY transplant recipient Stephen Byrne from Tralee will travel to Cagliari, Sardinia with 23 other members of Transplant Team Ireland next week to represent Ireland at the 10th European Transplant & Dialysis Sports Championships which will take place from 17th – 24th June. Stephen will be joined on the team […]

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Some young musicians enjoying Culture Week at Holy Family NS. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Exploring Different Cultures At Special Week In Holy Family NS

June 8, 2018 at 5:20 pm Comments are Disabled

AN explosion of colour, great music and tasty food was on show at Holy Family this week for Culture Week at the school. The school boasts children from 19 different countries so there was so much to learn for both pupils and staff. “It’s really for pupils to learn more […]

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Clients from Baile Mhuire participating in a drawing class with Tralee Art Group's Clem O'Keeffe and Ber Earley.

Art Group And Baile Mhuire Combine For Wonderful New Art Exhibition

June 8, 2018 at 12:50 pm Comments are Disabled

OVER the last number of months, Tralee Art Group has been working with clients and staff of Baile Mhuire in an exciting, innovative approach and the result is a new exhibition, “A Sense of Baile Mhuire” opening at 2.30pm on Thursday, June 14 at the day care centre. Conversations with […]

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IT Tralee Adds To Springboard+ Programme With Six New Courses

IT Tralee Adds To Springboard+ Programme With Six New Courses

June 8, 2018 at 12:31 pm Comments are Disabled

THE Institute of Technology Tralee has secured over €1.2 million in funding and 346 places under the Government’s Springboard+ initiative for the academic year 2018/2019. In total 13 courses are offered by IT Tralee through its Life Long Learning Department, as part of its Springboard+ offering, with 11 of these programmes starting […]

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The 'Half On The Head' is certainly a popular choice with runners.

A Run In A Beautiful Part Of North Kerry

June 8, 2018 at 10:20 am Comments are Disabled

THE running events keep on coming this summer and there’s a very enticing one on the horizon. There is just over a week left until the 2018 Half on the Head (Kerryhead Half Marathon and 10k run) which takes place on Saturday, June 16. There are very limited places left […]

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Moyderwell Mercy pupils getting ready to take part in the 'Walk A Mile With A Smile' for 'Be Active Week'. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Moyderwell Pupils ‘Walk A Mile With A Smile’ For ‘Be Active Week’

June 8, 2018 at 10:06 am Comments are Disabled

PUPILS are Moyderwell Mercy Primary School were lucky with the weather over the past few days as they enjoyed exercises for ‘Be Active Week’. One of the highlights of the week was the ‘Walk A Mile With A Smile’ on Thursday where the whole school walked from the school, over […]

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Tom Sheehy who undertakes fundraisers for Enable Ireland, accepts the cheque from sixth class pupils who gave up some of their confirmation money for the charity. Also included is Ms Buckley, Principal Peter Linehan and  Sharon Scanlon from Enable Ireland. Photo by Dermot Crean

Spa NS Pupils Donate Part Of Their Confirmation Cash To Enable Ireland

June 7, 2018 at 4:48 pm Comments are Disabled

THE kind-hearted pupils of sixth class in Spa National School have put their hands in their pockets to help out a charity. The beautiful backdrop of Tralee bay provided the setting for a cheque presentation to Enable Ireland as Principal, Peter Linehan, explains. “They offer up part of their confirmation […]

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Margaret Kissane of Connect Kerry with Moyderwell Mercy Primary  pupils at the presentation of the tablets on Thursday. Photo by Dermot Crean

Connect Kerry Funds 15 New Tablets For Moyderwell School

June 7, 2018 at 2:35 pm Comments are Disabled

THE pupils at Moyderwell Mercy Primary School will have new technology to learn with thanks  to a local businesswoman. Margaret Kissane of Connect Kerry ran a number of events in the past year and she nominated Moyderwell Mercy to benefit from the proceeds from the raffles held. “Last year we […]

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Tralee Company Expands To Open Boston Office

Tralee Company Expands To Open Boston Office

June 7, 2018 at 12:36 pm Comments are Disabled

TRALEE-BASED company, ViClarity, is expanding to open a new office in Boston. The company that provide Risk & Regulatory Compliance software in the healthcare and financial services sectors was founded by John “Ogie” Sheehy in 2008. The intention is to establish a team of sales, pre-sales, customer support, account management and […]

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WATCH: Junior Infants Need Views In RSA Safe Cross Code Competition

WATCH: Junior Infants Need Views In RSA Safe Cross Code Competition

June 7, 2018 at 12:13 pm Comments are Disabled

THEY’RE mad for making videos for competitions over in Ardfert NS. Yesterday, we told you about their anti-smoking campaign video, but this time they want to raise awareness of road safety. The Junior Infants have been shortlisted to the last five in the country with their RSA Safe Cross Code […]

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Public Donating Thousands After Kerry Teenager Receives Burns In Crash

Public Donating Thousands After Kerry Teenager Receives Burns In Crash

June 6, 2018 at 6:31 pm Comments are Disabled

A TEENAGER from Tarbert received serious burns to her hands when the car she was travelling in with her father burst into flames during a rally event on Sunday and now the public is coming to her aid. Eighteen-year-old Megan Costello was the co-driver for her father Jason, who is […]

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Brassil Says Govt Is Failing Children With Disabilities

Brassil Says Govt Is Failing Children With Disabilities

June 6, 2018 at 3:53 pm Comments are Disabled

KERRY’S Fianna Fáil Deputy, John Brassil says the Government is continuing to fail Kerry children with disabilities after it emerged  that 50% of all long waiters for assessments are in Kerry and Cork alone. “At what point is Minister Finian McGrath going to fulfil his role as Disabilities’ Minister and deal […]

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

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

June 6, 2018 at 12:00 pm Comments are Disabled

THE most up to date statistics from the Residential Property Price Register shows that April saw 26 properties sold, fetching a total of €3,837,000. The property that sold for the most in Tralee in April was a house in Ballyroe for €350,000 while the lowest price paid was for a […]

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The CBS The Green Class of 1968 Reunite on Friday at the school. Also included is teacher at the time Tom Baker, Brother Whelan, current Principal Anne O'Callaghan and Deputy Principal Robert O'Flaherty. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: A Reunion Of CBS The Green’s Class Of 1968

June 6, 2018 at 11:52 am Comments are Disabled

STORIES were told, old friendships renewed and deceased classmates remembered as the CBS The Green Class of 1968 met up again on Friday 50 years after leaving the school. There were 27 former students — out of the 60 who made up the two Leaving Cert classes of 1968 — […]

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WATCH: Ardfert Pupils Look For Views In Anti-Smoking Video Competition

WATCH: Ardfert Pupils Look For Views In Anti-Smoking Video Competition

June 6, 2018 at 10:58 am Comments are Disabled

ARDFERT Youth Club has entered a short film competition as part of the Irish Cancer Society’s X-HALE Youth Awards 2018 which aims to prevent young people from smoking. To win they need the most views of their film on YouTube. In the video, when two girls buy cigarettes off an […]

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D. Siegel Tralee CBS who won a silver in the Shot Putt.

PHOTOS: Tralee Athletes In The Medals At National Schools Championships

June 6, 2018 at 10:51 am Comments are Disabled

TRALEE schools athletes came home with medals from the Irish Life Health/Irish Schools Track and Field Championships 2018 held in Tullamore on Saturday. Niamh O’Mahony of Presentation Tralee brought home gold in the 3000m with Mercy Mounthawk winning the Intermediate 4 x 100m Relay in a record time. Other gold medallists […]

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Cash And Jewellery Stolen From House In Ballyard

Cash And Jewellery Stolen From House In Ballyard

June 5, 2018 at 3:35 pm Comments are Disabled

GARDAI are appealing for the public’s help after a burglary at a house in Ballyard at the weekend. The incident occurred on Sunday, June 3, between 10.15pm and 1am on Monday, June 4. A homeowner in Beenoskee, Ballyard, returned home to find the back window had been smashed and a […]

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Siamsa Tire celebrates its Green Certification.

Siamsa Tíre Is Ireland’s First Theatre To Achieve Green Certification

June 5, 2018 at 2:18 pm Comments are Disabled

SIAMSA Tíre has announced today that it is the first theatre in Ireland to achieve Creative Green Certification under a scheme run by London based charity, Julie’s Bicycle. Creative Green is the only international environmental certification scheme designed specifically for the creative and cultural industries. Creative Green is an international […]

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Tim Defends Himself After Kerry v Clare Match Programme Controversy

Tim Defends Himself After Kerry v Clare Match Programme Controversy

June 5, 2018 at 12:51 pm Comments are Disabled

  A TRALEE man who provided some stats for the Kerry v Clare match programme on Sunday, has defended himself after confusion over the omission of a famous Clare victory. Tim Slattery from the Austin Stacks club is a renowned statistician and Kerry football historian. He sent a list of […]

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Kerry Hospice Foundation Asks For Public Support For Sunflower Day

Kerry Hospice Foundation Asks For Public Support For Sunflower Day

June 5, 2018 at 12:09 pm Comments are Disabled

KATIE Hannon was on hand to launch Sunflower Day which takes place this coming weekend at various locations around the county. The RTE journalist was present at the Palliative Care Unit on Saturday, where Chairman of Kerry Hospice Foundation, Joe Hennebery, also made a very special presentation to the Kerry Hospice […]

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Cars parked in front of Banna Rescue on Monday.

Cars Block Slipway For Banna Rescue Lifeboat During Weekend

June 5, 2018 at 11:29 am 3 comments

BANNA Rescue is asking people to park responsibly when visiting the beach during the fine weather, after some visitors blocked the slipway for the lifeboat with their cars over the weekend. The past few days have seen saw huge numbers flock to the popular beach but some are causing problems […]

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Honouring The Trailblazers Of Basketball In Tralee At The Grand Hotel

Honouring The Trailblazers Of Basketball In Tralee At The Grand Hotel

June 5, 2018 at 11:10 am Comments are Disabled

A TRALEE basketball club which raised the game to an elite level in the town will be celebrated at an event in the Grand Hotel this Friday night. While Warriors are enjoying success in the Superleague and Tralee Tigers brought home silverware in the recent past, Celtic were the trailblazers […]

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