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Mairead Fernane, Kerry Hospice Foundation, Kieran Donaghy, Ted Moynihan, Chairman of Kerry Hospice Foundation and Kerry Person of the Year, Mary Shanahan, Kerry Hospice Foundation, Michael Ó'Súilleabháin, Andrea O'Donoghue, PRO of the Kerry Hospice Foundation at the Launch of the Good Friday Walk. Photo by Lisa O'Mahony.

The Good Friday Walk For Kerry Hospice Is Almost Here

April 13, 2017 at 5:54 pm Comments are Disabled

DON’T forget the Kerry Hospice Good Friday Walk will set off from The Grand Hotel tomorrow morning at 10am. It is the 20th Good Friday Walk organised by Kerry Hospice which started in 1998 and was the brainchild of Chairman of the Kerry Hospice, Ted Moynihan. The route will take participants out by Lohercannon to Blennerville, across by […]

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IT Tralee To Host Major ‘Food For Thought’ Event

IT Tralee To Host Major ‘Food For Thought’ Event

April 13, 2017 at 1:29 pm Comments are Disabled

A FARMERS market, cooking demonstrations, workshops, panel discussions and much more will take place at the IT Tralee later this month at a special culinary event. The ‘Food For Thought’ showcase is a must for anyone interested in food and the culinary arts and takes place on Wednesday, April 26. […]

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Two Easter Rising Commemorations In Tralee This Sunday

Two Easter Rising Commemorations In Tralee This Sunday

April 13, 2017 at 11:31 am 1 comment

THE Council and Sinn Féin will, as always, hold separate Easter Rising Commemoration events in Tralee on Easter Sunday. The Kerry County Council event will begin at 11am with the  formal raising of the National Flag at Páirc An Phiarsaigh, Denny Street, by Mayor Terry O’Brien and a reading of the […]

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WATCH: Tralee Down Syndrome Kerry Shop Features On RTE News

WATCH: Tralee Down Syndrome Kerry Shop Features On RTE News

April 13, 2017 at 10:53 am 2 comments

THE Down Syndrome Kerry (DSK) organisation received some great publicity last night when a report was aired on the RTE News. The 3-2-1 shop on High Street received a visit recently from Sean Mac an tSíthigh and crew and he discovered what goes on there. Continued below… Adults with Down […]

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Tralee Man Part Of Team Awarded Pulitzer Prize

Tralee Man Part Of Team Awarded Pulitzer Prize

April 13, 2017 at 10:31 am Comments are Disabled

THE TRALEE man who was instrumental in breaking the international ‘Panama Papers’ story, of how the world’s rich and powerful allegedly were involved in complex financial arrangements to hide their assets from taxes, was part of a group awarded the Pulitzer Prize this week. Gerard Ryle is at the helm of the International Consortium of […]

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Community Garden’s Season Off To A Sunny Start With County Clean-Up

Community Garden’s Season Off To A Sunny Start With County Clean-Up

April 12, 2017 at 12:34 pm Comments are Disabled

IT was a beautiful day for the beginning of this year’s season with the Tralee Community Garden Project in the Town Park. Participants helped out as part of the KWD County Clean Up that began last weekend. The project is collecting plastic bottles for the new recycled plastic bottle greenhouse being built this year, […]

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Kerry Sinn Féin Cllr Slams Danny Healy Rae Drink-Driving Comments

Kerry Sinn Féin Cllr Slams Danny Healy Rae Drink-Driving Comments

April 12, 2017 at 11:48 am Comments are Disabled

SINN Féin Cllr for South & West Kerry Damian Quigg has stated that the recent comments, in relation to drink driving, of Danny Healy Rae TD are totally irresponsible. Deputy Danny Healy Rae made comments last week saying “two glasses or three glasses of Guinness did not cause an accident for anybody.” […]

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Delegation From Chinese City Visits Tralee With Prospect Of Twinning

Delegation From Chinese City Visits Tralee With Prospect Of Twinning

April 12, 2017 at 10:56 am Comments are Disabled

A DELEGATION from a Chinese city visited Tralee yesterday with tentative plans to twin with the town. The delegation was hosted by Kieran Ruttledge, CEO of Tralee Chamber Alliance and John Griffin of Kerry County Council and visited a number of the town’s attractions. The delegation from the city of Taizhou were here to explore […]

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Tesco Stores In Kerry Raise €4,250 For Temple Street

Tesco Stores In Kerry Raise €4,250 For Temple Street

April 11, 2017 at 2:02 pm Comments are Disabled

  TESCO stores in Kerry alone raised over €4,250 to support the little heroes of Temple Street last Friday. Over €130,000 was raised by Tesco stores across the country  in support of Temple Street’s Great Irish Bake. Tesco colleagues and customers baked, bought, ate and sold an abundance of culinary creations […]

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The Tankard.

Get Your Runners At The Ready For Spa/Fenit Good Friday Walk

April 11, 2017 at 1:56 pm Comments are Disabled

THE Spa/Fenit branch of Kerry Hospice will hold their annual Good Friday 10k scenic route walk and run on Friday, April 14, in memory of the late Jerry O’Sullivan. Participants will take off from The Tankard, Kilfenora, at 11am.  Walkers of all ages are invited to come along, take part and […]

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At the launch of the Turner's Invitational Cup on Sunday were, from left; Micheal Ladden, Brian McCarthy, Alison Stack, Aidan Turner, Seamus Deady and Paul O'Hanlon. Photo by Dermot Crean

Teams To Do Battle At Easter Sunday Soccer Blitz For Charity

April 11, 2017 at 12:00 pm Comments are Disabled

TEAMS from supermarkets, the hospital and the Gardaí will take to the astroturf up in the North Campus of IT Tralee on Easter Sunday for the second annual Turner’s Bar Invitational Cup. There will be ten teams in all taking part with a women’s tournament also taking place. It’s all in aid of Acquired Brain […]

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PHOTOS: Tralee Students To The Fore At Kerry Schools Track And Field Champ

PHOTOS: Tralee Students To The Fore At Kerry Schools Track And Field Champ

April 11, 2017 at 10:55 am Comments are Disabled

TRALEE schools enjoyed big success at the annual Kerry Colleges Track and Field Championships  held in ideal conditions at An Riocht Athletic Track on Thursday last. Around 400 athletes representing 15 secondary schools contested sprints, middle and long distance races;  shot putt, long and high jumps, and to finish off the day, […]

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Pictured at the announcement of the consultants who will draw up the master-plan for the former Denny site, l-r: Aidan Healy (Director, Reddy A+U), Moira Murrell (Chief Executive, Kerry County Council), Mayor of Tralee Cllr Terry O’Brien, Mike Scannell (Tralee Municipal District Manager), Rob Keane (Design Team Leader, Reddy A+U).

Consultant Appointed To Draw Up Plan For Denny Site

April 11, 2017 at 9:43 am 1 comment

  THE rejuvenation of Tralee Town Centre West and the former Denny bacon factory at the Island of Geese in Tralee has taken another step forward with the appointment of consultants to draw up a master-plan for the 2.3 acre site. Reddy Architecture + Urbanism have been tasked with identifying options […]

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Vandals Cause Damage To Car In Tralee

Vandals Cause Damage To Car In Tralee

April 10, 2017 at 3:44 pm 1 comment

GARDAI are seeking the public’s help after a car was vandalised in Tralee at the weekend. It happened in the St John’s Park area on Saturday night/Sunday morning. The owners came out on Sunday morning to find vandals had smashed the windows and appeared to have jumped all over the […]

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Gardaí Investigate Weekend Burglaries In Town

April 10, 2017 at 3:31 pm Comments are Disabled

GARDAI in Tralee are investigating three burglaries in town at the weekend. In Caherslee on Saturday, between 3pm and 6pm a house in the Caherslee area was broken into. Nothing was taken in the course of the burglary. Another house in the Caherslee area was broken into between 3.30pm and […]

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Maureen O’Sullivan from Killarney, Co. Kerry has won €28,000 including a holiday on last Saturdays (8th April 2017) National Lottery Winning Streak game show on RTE.  Pictured here at the presentation of the winning cheques were from left to right; Marty Whelan Winning Streak game show co-host; Maureen O’Sullivan the winning player; Dermot Griffin, Chief Executive at the National Lottery  and Sinead Kennedy, Winning Streak game show co-host. The winning ticket was bought from Eurospar. Pic: Mac Innes Photography.

Kerry Women Get Lucky On Winning Streak

April 10, 2017 at 2:13 pm Comments are Disabled

  AN Abbeydorney woman won a trip to New York and a Tuosist lady went home with €28,000 in prizes after RTE’s Winning Streak show on Saturday.   Eighty-eight-year-old Maureen O’Sullivan of the Tuosist Post Office near Kenmare was one of five contestants on the National Lottery Show. Maureen had lots […]

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Kerry GAA star Johnny Buckley helps Fiona Higgins cut the tape cheered on by well-wishers at the opening of World Of Tiles on Saturday. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: World Of Tiles Opens At The Mile Height

April 10, 2017 at 1:55 pm Comments are Disabled

THERE was a stream of people all day at the opening of the new World of Tiles store at the Mile Height on Saturday. Kerry GAA star Johnny Buckley was there to help do the honours and draw the winners of a raffle for €500 worth of tiles. The Dr […]

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Michael Collins, District Director, UK and Ireland
Patricia O' Connell, Division B Director and Tricia Healy, Tralee Toastmaster.

Tralee Toastmaster Wins Division Part Of International Speech Contest

April 10, 2017 at 11:23 am Comments are Disabled

A MEMBER of Tralee Toastmasters won the Division contest in the Toastmasters International Speech contest on Saturday, April 8. Tricia Healy, originally from Tarbert, beat seven competitors in this round of the competition in the Castletroy Park Hotel in Limerick, having previously won her club and area competitions. She will […]

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Rachel O'Connor, with parents Jacinta and Kevin, with her shorn locks. Photo by Dermot Crean

Rachel Loses Her Locks For Rapunzel Foundation

April 10, 2017 at 10:52 am Comments are Disabled

A YOUNG girl from Boherbee made a very kind-hearted gesture on Saturday morning when she shed her locks for a great cause. Rachel O’Connor, a nine year old pupil in Moyderwell Primary, went to Vogue Hair and Beauty on North Circular Road to get her hair cut. Rachel saw a video recently […]

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Tralee Tidy Towns, Val Must, left and Yasser Askar, at this years KWD Recycling County Clean Up Day at Gortatlea outside Tralee town. Now in its sixth year, the County Clean-Up, takes place with the support of Kerry County Council and KWD Recycling, has proven to be a wonderful community event in which people clean up their respective areas.Photo:Valerie O'Sullivan/FREE PIC***

PHOTOS: Huge Community Effort For County Clean-Up

April 9, 2017 at 1:24 pm Comments are Disabled

VOLUNTEERS came out in force yesterday for the 2017 County Clean-Up Day. Now in its sixth year, the County Clean-Up, which took  place with the support of Kerry County Council and KWD Recycling, has proven to be a wonderful community event in which people clean up their respective areas and make […]

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The presentation of a cheque for €3,500 from the Darkness Into Light London Committee last Wednesday night. Photo by Malcolm McNally - The Irish Post

Kerry People In London Help Raise Thousands For Darkness Into Light

April 9, 2017 at 12:28 pm Comments are Disabled

THE Darkness into Light London committee members were joined by Brian Higgins, CEO of Pieta House, and representatives of the Clayton Crown hotel last Wednesday to present a cheque to ICAP, the Immigrant Counselling and Psychotherapy charity. Thanks to the generosity of the London Irish community, £3,500 was donated to the […]

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Shane O’Connor, Grainne McPolin and John Herlihy at the Kerry ETB Training Centre Presentation of Certificate Ceremony at the Rose Hotel on Thursday evening. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Students’ Hard Work Pays Off At Kerry ETB Presentation Ceremony

April 8, 2017 at 9:45 am Comments are Disabled

THERE were 530 certificates issued by Kerry ETB Training Centre for Spring 2017 and many students were in the Rose Hotel for a presentation of Certificates Ceremony on Thursday night. Awards were presented on the evening for 26 different courses completed, both as full time day courses and part time evening course delivery. […]

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Alice O’Riordan, Finola Fogarty and Trish Byrne at the Lee Strand & National Dairy Council Health & Wellbeing Evening at the Brandon Hotel on Thursday night. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Hundreds Enjoy Health And Wellbeing Evening In The Brandon

April 8, 2017 at 9:43 am Comments are Disabled

FOUR hundred people attended the Lee Strand & National Dairy Council Health & Wellbeing Evening on Thursday in the Brandon Hotel in Tralee. The evening was a star studded event with a host of high profile speakers including former Irish Olympian Derval O’Rourke; Kerry Football Legend and Dancing with the Stars […]

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PHOTOS: Book On Cycling Routes Of Kerry Launched At O’Mahony’s

PHOTOS: Book On Cycling Routes Of Kerry Launched At O’Mahony’s

April 8, 2017 at 9:43 am Comments are Disabled

TWO Tralee-based cyclists launched a book on the best cycling routes the Kingdom has to offer at O’Mahony’s Bookshop on Friday evening. ‘Cycling Kerry – Great Road Routes’ (The Collins Press, €14.99) by Donnacha Clifford and David Elton was launched by Tom Daly, cyclist, educator and author of The Rás. They pair have […]

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Miriam O'Sullivan, Anne Cleary and Niamh Savage at the Professional Practice Networking and Engagement Day at the IT Tralee on Friday. Photo by Lisa O'Mahony.

PHOTOS: Professional Practice Networking Day At IT Tralee

April 7, 2017 at 2:36 pm Comments are Disabled

IT TRALEE was even busier than usual today as they held a (Social Care) Professional Practice Networking and Engagement Day at the North Campus. There were a number of events on during the day for anyone who wanted to pop in. The exhibition area had 37 organisations present, each eager to discuss the different roles their […]

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Vicky Fitzgibbon, Suan Murphy and Ciara Whelan  at the ITT Clubs and Societies Ball at the Ballyroe Heights Hotel on Thursday night. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Hundreds Of Students Enjoy ITT Clubs And Societies Ball

April 7, 2017 at 1:52 pm Comments are Disabled

OVER 350 students and staff of IT Tralee enjoyed the Clubs & Societies Ball at Ballyroe Heights Hotel last night. They gathered to celebrate student participation and achievement in Clubs & Societies and to have a good time as the Easter break begins. Speaking on the night Sports Officer, Jennifer Healy, acknowledged the significant […]

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World-renowned environmentalist, Sir. Tim Smit, centre, opens Ireland’s longest ‘Skywalk Rope Bridge’ at Kells Bay House and Gardens, Co.Kerry on Friday. With Sr Tim is Dr. Ronnie Delany, Olympic Gold Medalist and Billy Alexander, Proprietor. The ‘Skywalk’ is a 112 foot long, 36ft high structure which is set to attract thousands of new adventurers to Kerry’s breath-taking Skellig Coast on the stunning Wild Atlantic Way.Photo:Valerie O’Sullivan/FREE PICS***

 

PHOTOS: Ireland’s Longest Rope Bridge, ‘The Skywalk’, Opens In Kells Bay

April 7, 2017 at 1:31 pm Comments are Disabled

WORLD-RENOWNED environmentalist and marketing guru, Sir Tim Smit, has cut the ribbon on Ireland’s longest rope bridge, a 112 foot long, 36ft high structure which is set to attract thousands of new adventurers to Kerry’s breath-taking Skellig Coast on the stunning Wild Atlantic Way. Members of the public are now invited […]

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We’re In For Some Fine Weather This Weekend

We’re In For Some Fine Weather This Weekend

April 7, 2017 at 12:43 pm Comments are Disabled

TOO early to break out the barbecue? We’re in store for some great spring sunshine this weekend in Tralee so get out and enjoy it. Today is a lovely day in the town and around the county with highs of about 16 degrees. It’ll be a dry night and tomorrow […]

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Tom Crean To Be A ‘Tailfin Hero’ On Norwegian Airlines Plane

Tom Crean To Be A ‘Tailfin Hero’ On Norwegian Airlines Plane

April 7, 2017 at 9:34 am Comments are Disabled

KERRY explorer Tom Crean is to honoured on a Norwegian Air International aircraft flying transatlantic routes from Ireland this summer. He will be the first non-Norwegian to become one of the airline’s “tailfin heroes”. The airline honours well-known people from Norway including Hollywood actress Greta Garbo and artist Edvard Munch, but the Kerry […]

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Ray Flavin Thanks Public For Outpouring Of Support

Ray Flavin Thanks Public For Outpouring Of Support

April 6, 2017 at 4:01 pm Comments are Disabled

THE Ballybunion man who is fighting to keep his family home from repossession by the banks has thanked the public for donating over €40,000 to a gofundme page set up by his friends. It comes as Deputy Martin Ferris of Sinn Fein brought up the Flavin’s case in the Dail […]

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