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Radio Kerry's Andrew Morrissey getting shaved by Stephanie Kerins at the Movember Challenge Shave-Off in The Rose Hotel on Thursday night. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Around €20,000 Raised For Recovery Haven With Movember Shave-Off

December 1, 2018 at 9:45 am Comments are Disabled

WHEN Tralee man, Junior Locke, came up with the idea for a fundraiser where 100 men would raise €100 each for Recovery Haven by shaving off their hair/beards, never did he think it would snowball to this. But that target of €10,000 proved to be modest and the funds realised […]

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Presenting the cheque for €500 to St John Of God Tralee were, front from left;  Jonathan O'Halloran, Maggie O'Donnell and Michael Walsh. Back from left; Brendan Brosnan, Liz O'Donnell, Sarah O'Halloran, Stephen Walsh, Brenda McNamara, Denis Mannix and Hugh Fitzgibbon. Photo by Dermot Crean

‘Wrong Direction’ Presents €500 To St John Of God Centre After ‘Lip Sync’ Win

December 1, 2018 at 9:44 am Comments are Disabled

THE John Mitchels Lip Syng was another successful fundraiser during the October Bank Holiday weekend raising thousands for the club’s development, but there was also a charity aspect to the event. Each act nominated an organisation or charity to benefit if they won and in the case of eventual winners, […]

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Victoria Pula, Sinead Forrest, Zuzanna Redlich, Emma Flanagan and Larisa Vicente helping out at the first night of the St John's Bazaar in the KDYS on Friday night. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Prizes Galore As The Bazaar Begins At KDYS

December 1, 2018 at 9:43 am Comments are Disabled

THERE’S was a healthy crowd at the St John’s annual bazaar in the KDYS last night with great bargains and prizes galore to be won. With an auction — handled by Eddie Barrett — and raffle tickets sold during the evening there were loads of winners and some of the […]

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To celebrate the launch of Cedric teddy bears on sale in Tesco stores for 5 euro in aid of Temple Street from 1st December, a special team of Tesco elves made a surprise visit to Temple Street this week to make sure that every little Temple Street hero was given their very own Cedric teddy bear. Pictured is Anthony Iannucci(centre), aged 11 with Tesco colleagues Lar Mooney, Aileen Keogh, Clair O’Donnell, Liz Barlow & Sophie Ryan.
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Get ‘Cedric’ At Tesco Tralee To Help Out Children’s Hospital

December 1, 2018 at 9:41 am 1 comment

TESCO has announced that due to popular demand, Cedric teddy bears will be available in Tesco stores in Tralee and nationwide from Saturday, December 1 for €5 in aid of Temple Street Children’s University Hospital. As seen on ‘The Late Late Toy Show’ last night, the tale of Cedric being […]

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Know Your Rights: Can Taxis Charge More Over Christmas?

Know Your Rights: Can Taxis Charge More Over Christmas?

December 1, 2018 at 9:08 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: Can taxis charge higher fares over Christmas and New Year? Answer: Yes, taxis can charge more on certain days over Christmas. There are three different rates under the National Maximum […]

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Niall Nolan (left) presents a new 49" Panasonic Smart LED TV to the first winner in their giveaway, Martin O'Sullivan from Castlemaine. Photo by Dermot Crean

Martin Wins A 49″ TV In Nolan’s Londis Christmas Giveaway

November 30, 2018 at 5:59 pm Comments are Disabled

A CASTLEMAINE man will swap his ‘computer screen-size’ TV for a 49″ Panasonic Smart LED TV after he became the first winner in the Nolan’s Londis Christmas TV Giveaway. Martin O’Sullivan from Castlemaine had his name drawn from the box of entries last Saturday — in the first of four draws […]

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Some of the models before the Mercy Mounthawk TY Fashion Show on Thursday night. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Stylish Students Take To The Catwalk For Mounthawk Fashion Show

November 30, 2018 at 3:05 pm Comments are Disabled

HUNDREDS of people packed the Mercy Mounthawk school gym on Thursday night for the annual fashion show and they weren’t disappointed with some great entertainment laid on. The theme of this year’s show, put on by the Transition Years, was ‘New York, New York’ and they began the show with […]

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Eve Ní Chríodáin playing the harp at the Gaelcholáiste Chiarraí Christmas Cookery Demo in the Meadowlands Hotel on Thursday night. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Frank Provides Festive Food For Thought At Gaelcholáiste Cookery Evening

November 30, 2018 at 2:14 pm Comments are Disabled

OVER 120 people braved the wind and heavy showers on Thursday night to support the Festive Cookery Evening by Chef Frank Moynihan, organised by the Parents Council of Gaelcholáiste Chiarraí. Taking place at The Meadowlands Hotel, Frank gave some great tips for creating a feast for Christmas. In addition to […]

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Mikel Mato with his painting of boxer Jack Johnson at the opening of the 'Off The Rails' exhibition in Kerry County Museum on Thursday night. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Local Artists Take Their Work ‘Off The Rails’ And Into The Museum

November 30, 2018 at 12:34 pm 1 comment

SOME of Kerry’s most talented artists have gone ‘Off the Rails’ at Kerry County Museum where they will showcase, and hopefully sell, their stunning, creative and colourful artwork during the winter months. ‘Art in the Park’ was a great attraction for tourists and locals during the summer and now that […]

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Aras an Phobail.

March Organised To Save Tralee Women’s Resource Centre

November 30, 2018 at 11:53 am 1 comment

A MARCH has been organised for this Saturday at 12pm from Aras an Phobail to Tralee town square in an effort to raise awareness of a campaign to save Tralee Women’s Resource Centre. The march has been organised by a group determined to save the centre that has provided essential […]

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At the launch of the 2019 Community Support Fund at the Killorglin Area Services Centre on Thursday, l-r: Cllr Damian Quigg, Moira Murrell (Chief Executive), Cllr John Joe Culloty (Leas Cathaoirleach), Cllr Michael O’Shea, Cllr Bobby O’Connell, Niamh O’Sullivan (Head of Community Unit, Kerry County Council)

€3m Invested In 1,200 Projects In Kerry Through Community Support Fund

November 30, 2018 at 11:05 am Comments are Disabled

KERRY County Council has now issued a call for funding applications for the 2019 Community Support Fund which is offering a further  €750,000 to community-based projects and initiatives in Kerry over the coming year. Since its establishment in 2015, the Fund has provided funding of €3m to community groups and […]

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Launching Recovery Haven's Evening of Sporting Greats which takes place at Ballyroe Heights Hotel on November 30th are hotel manager Jonathan Collins, Dermot Crowley Recovery Haven, event MC Billy Keane and Philomena Stack, Recovery Haven.

Six Things To Do Around Tralee This Weekend

November 30, 2018 at 10:06 am Comments are Disabled

With less than four weeks to Christmas, it’s getting busier around town and — besides the shopping and the partying — there’s a lot to get up to… Friday 1. Bazaar time… You could pick up some great prizes in KDYS Denny Street at the St. John’s Parish annual Bazaar. […]

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Gardaí Find Homemade Firearms And Ammunition At House In Tralee Area

Gardaí Find Homemade Firearms And Ammunition At House In Tralee Area

November 30, 2018 at 10:00 am Comments are Disabled

GARDAI have arrested a man in his 40s and seized a number of apparent homemade firearm devices and a quantity of ammunition following a search at a house in the Tralee area on Thursday. Shortly after 12 noon, Gardaí from the Tralee District carried out a search at a house in the […]

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Mercy Mounthawk girls who took part in Thursday's blitz. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Schools Gather For Camogie Blitz At Mercy Mounthawk

November 29, 2018 at 4:16 pm Comments are Disabled

MERCY Mounthawk hosted a camogie blitz for secondary schools on Thursday in a bid to promote the game among girls. Ten teams from seven schools took part, drawn mainly from Tralee and north Kerry. The schools were Mercy Mountawk, Presentation Tralee, Gaelcholáiste Chiarraí, Castleisland Community College, Presentation Listowel, St Joseph’s […]

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The pupils of Glenderry NS with host Brendan Fuller at their 'Late Late Toys Show'. Photo by Joe Hanley

Glenderry NS Stages Its Own ‘Late Late Toys Show’

November 29, 2018 at 3:29 pm Comments are Disabled

THE Community Centre in Ballyheigue was the place to be on Wednesday as the children of Glenderry NS brought their presentation of ‘The Late, Late Toys Show’ to the village. Over 500 people were in attendance and were treated to song, dance and music. Brendan Fuller was MC for the […]

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Looking forward to the annual St John's Bazaar were, from left; Vincent O'Sullivan, Eileen Murrihy, Celine O'Callaghan, Nora Maher, Margaret Crean, Fr Tadhg Fitzgerald, Bridie O'Connor, Mary Hayes, John Murphy and Ita Behan. Photo by Dermot Crean

St John’s Annual Christmas Bazaar To Take Place This Weekend

November 29, 2018 at 3:00 pm Comments are Disabled

IT’S that time of year again when people gather over the weekend in KDYS Denny Street for the St. John’s Parish annual Bazaar. Taking place from this Friday to Sunday, there will be plenty on offer – raffles and auctions galore – everything from 2019 All-Ireland Football tickets, hotel vouchers, […]

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Ciara Lynch and Meghan Galvin with Santa at the Garvey's Supervalu Tralee Christmas Food Fair on Wednesday evening. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Festive Evening At The Garvey’s Supervalu Christmas Food Fair

November 29, 2018 at 11:16 am Comments are Disabled

IT was a very busy Wednesday evening at Garvey’s Supervalu in Tralee as they hosted their annual Christmas Food Fair. Shoppers were greeted by carol singers from Presentation Primary School while inside there was spot prizes and giveaways, mulled wine reception, an appearance by Santa and Christmas cookery demonstrations with ‘Once […]

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Planning Lodged For Diving Boards In Fenit

Planning Lodged For Diving Boards In Fenit

November 29, 2018 at 10:40 am 1 comment

RESTORE Fenit Diving Boards Campaign (RFDBC) committee has applied to Kerry County Council for planning permission for the construction of new diving boards at the Bathing Slip in Fenit. The planning application was lodged in the name of Fenit Development Association of which the RFDBC committee is an accredited subcommittee, […]

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600 Patients Over 75 Years Old Waited On Trolleys At UHK In First Nine Months Of 2018

600 Patients Over 75 Years Old Waited On Trolleys At UHK In First Nine Months Of 2018

November 28, 2018 at 3:33 pm 2 comments

SINN Féin Councillor Toireasa Ferris has expressed her concern that 600 patients over the age of 75 were left waiting over 24 hours to be seen in University Hospital Kerry ED in the first nine months of 2018, according to statistics from the HSE. The figures come as the Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation […]

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Aoife Roche.

Tralee Woman Aoife Wins Miss Bikini Titles At Championships In Belfast

November 28, 2018 at 2:14 pm Comments are Disabled

A TRALEE woman was a big winner in Belfast on Sunday in the National Irish Fitness Model Association World Championships. Aoife Roche (35) won the Miss Bikini over 30s,  Miss Beach Body and Overall Miss Bikini World Champion 2018 at the event. Aoife, the daughter of well known publican Damien and Bridie Roche of The […]

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Members of the Zyber Theatre Group in rehearsals for 'With Love From Above'. From left; Tim Landers, Raphael Crowley, Ted Cronin, Katie Moloney, Ken Quillinan, John Patton, Rhona Johnston and George Lowe. Photo by Dermot Crean

Zyber Theatre Group To Perform Funny And Poignant Play At Meadowlands Hotel

November 28, 2018 at 12:49 pm Comments are Disabled

THE Zyber Theatre Group is all set to stage their new production at the Meadowlands Hotel next week, with proceeds raised going to three great causes. They will present Fidelma Fitzgerald’s funny and poignant play, ‘With Love From Above’ on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, December 3rd to 5th. Featuring some […]

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Maureen McCarthy with her Hi Magazine Award.

Local Businesswoman Wins At Hi Magazine 2018 Awards

November 28, 2018 at 11:28 am Comments are Disabled

THE Hi Magazine Awards 2018 were held in The Clayton Silver Springs Hotel, Cork on Saturday night and a local businesswoman came home with an award. Maureen McCarthy, who runs Brush’n’Blush in Tralee with her mother Frances, won Hi’s ‘Most Stylish Newcomer to the Hair Industry 2018’ award. The Fenit […]

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Cormac Sertutxa.

Local Red Cross Volunteer Nominated For National Award

November 28, 2018 at 10:05 am 2 comments

A MEMBER of the Irish Red Cross in Tralee will be hoping to win a Volunteer Ireland Award next week. Cormac Sertutxa is nominated in the Community Category in the awards which take place at the Carlton Hotel in Blanchardstown, Dublin on Friday, December 7. According to the Volunteer Ireland website, Cormac […]

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Tralee Rowing Club athletes at the Irish Provinces Indoor Rowing Competition. Front row: Rosie Giles, Amy Darcy, Nicolas Larkin (MJ15, 1st place 1000m), Heidi Giles (Club Captain), Alayna Gannon, Sarah Fitzgerald (WJ16, 2nd place 500m and 3rd place 2000m), Emma Fitzgibbon and Ruairi Healy. Back row: Daniel Fitzgerald and Ted Hanly. Missing from the photo, Liam Daly and Shane Deane.

Tralee Rowing Club Members Win Medals At Inter-Provincial Event

November 28, 2018 at 9:58 am Comments are Disabled

TRALEE Rowing Club brought 11 young athletes to the Irish Provinces Indoor Rowing Competition last Saturday, at the UL Sports Arena in Limerick, and came back home with three medals, many personal best performances and happy first-time competitors. Sarah Fitzgerald won two medals in the WJ16 age group, achieving 3rd […]

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Students and teachers from KCFE attending the National FET Lrearner Forum in The Grand Hotel, Tralee on Tuesday, Mary Lucey (Principal of KCFE), Sean Maunsell, Erin Linehan, Michaela Brosnan (teacher), Leona Stack, Senan Wrenn, Kate O'Connor and Conor JJ Marchi. Photo: Joe Hanley

FET Learners From KCFE Have Their Voices Heard At Kerry Regional Forum

November 28, 2018 at 9:53 am Comments are Disabled

LEARNERS from the Kerry College of Further Education under the auspices of Kerry Education and Training Board (KETB) convened at the regional meeting of the National Further Education and Training (FET) Learner Forum which took place in Tralee at the Grand Hotel on Tuesday. As a learner-centred form of provision, […]

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STORM UPDATE: No Roads Closed In Tralee Area But Watch Out For Debris

STORM UPDATE: No Roads Closed In Tralee Area But Watch Out For Debris

November 28, 2018 at 9:11 am Comments are Disabled

STORM Diana is affecting the county this morning and while there are no reports of roads closed in the Tralee area, Gardai report that a number of incidents have occurred on the Tralee/Fenit Road this morning where debris is an issue. Elsewhere, Kerry County Council is aware of and dealing with […]

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Three Tralee Players Selected On Irish Under 18 Squad For European B Championships

Three Tralee Players Selected On Irish Under 18 Squad For European B Championships

November 27, 2018 at 8:57 pm Comments are Disabled

THREE Tralee teenagers have been selected on a 15 player squad which will travel to Romania for the FIBA U18 European Championship Division B in Romania next July. The Ireland Under 18 men’s head coach, Paul Kelleher, announced the squad today. Daire Kennelly, Mercy Mounthawk, Tralee Imperials; Leeroy Odiahio, Mercy Mounthawk, Tralee […]

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Santa Claus and Melanie Harty at the Garvey's Supervalu Food Fair on Thursday. Photo by Dermot Crean

Garvey’s Supervalu Tralee To Host Annual Christmas Food Fair This Wednesday

November 27, 2018 at 4:34 pm Comments are Disabled

THIS Wednesday evening will see a very special atmosphere at Garvey’s Supervalu in Tralee as they host their annual Christmas Fair. Taking place from 6pm to 9pm, there’s an array of things going on at the award-winning store including spot prizes and giveaways, mulled wine reception and Christmas cookery demonstrations […]

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At the Official opening of The N86 Lispole to Ballynasare Lower and Ballygarret to Camp Road Improvement Scheme, Dingle Peninsula, Co.Kerry was opened today by the Minister of State for Tourism and Sport, and Kerry TD, Brendan Griffin, also included is Cathaoirleach Kerry County Council, Cllr Norma Foley, Chief Executive Kerry County Council, Moira Murrell and Transport Infrastructure Ireland (TII), Paul Moran.Photo:Valerie O’Sullivan/FREE PIC***ISSUED 27/11/2018

Minister Officially Opens Upgraded Sections Of Tralee-Dingle Road

November 27, 2018 at 3:55 pm Comments are Disabled

TWO newly upgraded sections of the N86 national secondary road on the Dingle Peninsula have been officially opened on Tuesday by the Minister of State for Tourism and Sport, Brendan Griffin TD. The opening of the N86 Lispole to Ballynasare Lower and Ballygarret to Camp Road Improvement Scheme marks the […]

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Kay Dineen, George Dineen and George Dineen Jnr.. At back; Pat Mahoney, Grainne McPolin, Bridie Courtney and John Greaney at the Irish Wheelchair Association Christmas Party in the Meadowlands Hotel on Sunday afternoon. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Irish Wheelchair Association Kerry Christmas Party In Meadowlands Hotel

November 27, 2018 at 3:43 pm Comments are Disabled

THERE was around 110 people in The Meadowlands Hotel on Sunday afternoon for the Irish Wheelchair Association Kerry Christmas Party. Guests attended a Mass celebrated by Fr Padraig Walsh before enjoying a four course meal. People from all over the county attended and really enjoyed the food and some music […]

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