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Blennerville Windmill in the sunshine. Photo by Gavin O'Connor.

Seminar On Providing AirBnB And B&B In Tralee And North Kerry

October 10, 2017 at 9:57 am 1 comment

FÁILTE Ireland and Kerry County Council will hold an information seminar in Listowel next week for anyone interested in providing tourist accommodation in Tralee and north Kerry. The seminar will take place on Monday next, October 16 in St John’s Theatre, Listowel at 7.30pm. The event is aimed at marketing […]

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Kerry ETB Trainees Part Of Irish Team At World Skills 2017

October 10, 2017 at 9:44 am Comments are Disabled

THREE apprentices from Kerry Education and Training Board flew out to Abu Dhabi this week to participate in WorldSkills 2017. Gavin Lyne and Gary Horgan and trainee Ciara Daly, will represent Ireland at the 44th WorldSkills, in the areas of Automobile Technology, Heavy Vehicle Mechanics & Beauty Therapy, competing against 68 other countries. WorldSkills […]

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IT Tralee Joins Forces With Dalata Hotel Group

IT Tralee Joins Forces With Dalata Hotel Group

October 10, 2017 at 9:38 am Comments are Disabled

THE Institute of Technology Tralee  has just commenced the delivery of a new series of programmes in collaboration with the Dalata Hotel Group. Dalata is Ireland’s largest hotel operator, with a current portfolio of 38 three and four star hotels with over 7,700 rooms. Dalata successfully operate Ireland’s two largest […]

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Gardaí Seek Public’s Help After Tools And Gates Stolen In Separate Robberies

Gardaí Seek Public’s Help After Tools And Gates Stolen In Separate Robberies

October 9, 2017 at 4:38 pm Comments are Disabled

GARDAI are seeking the public’s help after almost€1,000 worth of tools were taken from a portakabin at a house in Lisardboula last week. The robbery occurred between Thursday, October 5 and Friday, October 6. The tools included a De Walt battery drills, spanner sets, electric jigsaws, angle grinders and various […]

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Recovery Haven To Host Pink Nails Coffee Morning

Recovery Haven To Host Pink Nails Coffee Morning

October 9, 2017 at 1:59 pm Comments are Disabled

TO mark Breast Cancer Awareness month this October, Recovery Haven Kerry will host its annual Pink Nails Coffee Morning at its Tralee headquarters at 5 Haig’s Terrace on Thursday, October 19, from 11am -1.30pm. The fun event offers ladies the chance to have their nails painted free of charge by […]

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Tom Lawlor, Chairman Tralee Credit Union welcoming their new CEO, Pa Laide with  Katrina Rice, Chief Operations Officer, Tralee Credit Union. Photo by Dermot Crean

Pa Laide Appointed New CEO Of Tralee Credit Union

October 9, 2017 at 12:25 pm Comments are Disabled

TRALEE Credit Union has appointed Pa Laide as their new CEO. A native of Tralee and well known former Kerry footballer, Pa has over 27 years’ experience working in financial services with AIB Bank and has held various positions in management and business development. More recently, Pa has been Branch […]

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WATCH: Darren Shoots Last Gasp Winner For Warriors

WATCH: Darren Shoots Last Gasp Winner For Warriors

October 8, 2017 at 11:16 am Comments are Disabled

GREAT way to win a game. Garveys Tralee Warriors left it very late to win their Mens Superleague tie against Moycullen in front of hundreds of supporters at the Tralee Sports Complex last night. They secured it in style too with a stunning three-pointer from Darren O’Sullivan sparking huge celebrations […]

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Ciara Sheridan, Robert Powell and Abbie Sheridan at the Banna Beast Challenge on Saturday. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Weather Holds For Hundreds Taking Part In Beast Challenge

October 8, 2017 at 10:43 am Comments are Disabled

HUNDREDS of people varying ages headed to the beach on Saturday for yet another Banna Beast Challenge. There were about 350 adults and and around 300 children taking part in the event which saw competitors  face the obstacles on courses of varying lengths. The weather held out which was a […]

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Donal Walsh Film Competition Nominated For National Award

October 8, 2017 at 10:42 am Comments are Disabled

THE Donal Walsh LiveLife Live Life National Film Competition has been nominated for a national award. The Ireland Chapter of Project Management Institute (PMI) announced the shortlist of finalists for the inaugural National Project Awards in seven categories and the competition has been nominated in the  Project Management for Social Good […]

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Former teacher Michael Laide with former pupils Ger Power and Paschal Sheehy at the CBS The Green 90th anniversary celebrations at the school on Friday. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Remembering Schooldays At CBS The Green’s 90th Anniversary Celebration

October 7, 2017 at 10:10 am 1 comment

THE history of the CBS The Green was recalled at a special celebration of the school on Friday on the occasion of the 90th anniversary since the building of the school. There were many past members of staff and former pupils present for the event which was also saw the […]

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Tralee Artist Wins Category In Prestigious International Art Competition

Tralee Artist Wins Category In Prestigious International Art Competition

October 7, 2017 at 9:54 am Comments are Disabled

A TRALEE artist is planning an exhibition of his work in Tralee soon, in the wake of winnning an international art award. Last month, 30 year old Damien Slattery from St Brendan’s Park came 1st in the Expressionism Category of the American Art Awards for his self-portrait, ‘Nothing more depraved […]

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Shannon Quinlan from Balllyduf with the lock of hair cut off at Changes Hair and Beauty Salon in Listowel.

Shannon’s A Little Princess For Getting Hair Cut To Benefit Charity

October 7, 2017 at 9:48 am Comments are Disabled

A THIRD class pupil decided to do something special on Friday, when she got her long hair cut off in aid of the Little Princess Trust charity…and she raised over €800 as well! Nine-year-old Shannon Quinlan from Ballyduff decided to get the hair cut after seeing how a relative of […]

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Archbishop To Give Talk In Tralee On His Experience As A Missionary

Archbishop To Give Talk In Tralee On His Experience As A Missionary

October 7, 2017 at 9:48 am Comments are Disabled

ARCHBISHOP of Cashel and Emly, Kieran O’Reilly, will speak on his experiences as a missionary in Africa and at home in an event on Thursday, October 19 in The Rose Hotel. This event, starting at 8pm, is being hosted by the Diocese of Kerry in celebration of World Mission Day. Entrance […]

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KDYS And Ógras Take Part In National Youth Showcase

October 7, 2017 at 9:46 am Comments are Disabled

THE National Youth Showcase entitled ‘Youth Work Changes Lives’ took place in the Mansion House, Dublin recently with young people from Kerry taking part. The showcase on September 27 brought together over 350 young people representing every constituency in Ireland to celebrate the value, diversity and vitality of youth work […]

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Know Your Rights: Grants To Replace Lead Pipes

October 7, 2017 at 9:45 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 we get a grant to replace lead water pipes in our house? Answer: The local authorities administer a means-tested grant scheme to help low-income households with the cost […]

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Welcoming the awarding of the Purple Flag to Tralee a few weeks ago were Jean Foley and Frank Hartnett of Kerry County Council, Mayor of Tralee Norma Foley, President of Tralee Chamber Alliance Aidan Kelly and David Scott of Tralee Chamber Alliance. Photo by Dermot Crean

What The Purple Flag Judges Thought Of Tralee

October 6, 2017 at 5:03 pm 1 comment

TRALEE is above the standard when it comes to offering a broad appeal to visitors and locals with a vibrant choice and rich mix of offerings at night, according to the judges who awarded Purple Flag status to Tralee recently. They were impressed by the strong visible Garda presence between […]

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Colm Cooper at the launch of his autobiography in the Gleneagle Hotel on Thursday night. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Hundreds Attend Launch Of Colm Cooper’s Autobiography

October 6, 2017 at 12:07 pm Comments are Disabled

MORE than 800 people were in Killarney’s Gleneagle Hotel last night for the launch of Colm Cooper’s autobiography. The Kerry GAA legend signed copies of ‘Gooch’ for up to two hours before taking the stage where MC Michael Lyster interviewed Colm about the book and his career. Also interviewed were […]

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David Clifford about to take the stage at the Kerry minor team homecoming at Fitzgerald Stadium in Killarney on Monday. Photo by Dermot Crean

David Clifford Is Staying In Kerry

October 6, 2017 at 11:22 am Comments are Disabled

ACCORDING to media reports this morning, Kerry minor football star David Clifford will be staying in the county and will not be disappearing down under to the AFL. After talks with Eamonn Fitzmaurice, the 18-year-old forward will attempt to make inroads into the Kerry senior team this coming year says […]

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Tralee’s Live Register Figure Falls Again According To CSO Figures

Tralee’s Live Register Figure Falls Again According To CSO Figures

October 6, 2017 at 10:34 am Comments are Disabled

THE number of people signing on the Live Register in Tralee has dropped by 289 last month, according to the latest figures from the Central Statistics Office. It shows there were 3,916 people signing on in Tralee in September compared to 4,205 in August, almost a seven per cent drop, […]

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Members of Camp Community Council with Mayor of Kerry John Sheahan and Director of Services At Kerry County Council, John Breen (back) at the launch of the Kerry 2016 Centenary Programme Book & DVD at The Rose Hotel on Thursday night. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: New Book And DVD Recalling Kerry’s 1916 Commemorations Launched

October 6, 2017 at 9:57 am Comments are Disabled

THE 1916 commemorations held across Kerry last year were recalled and celebrated on Thursday evening at the launch of a new book and DVD on the Easter Rising centenary year in the county at the Rose Hotel. Kerry County Council has produced a unique record of the almost 100 commemorative […]

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Kerry Branch Of The Samaritans Looks For Volunteers

Kerry Branch Of The Samaritans Looks For Volunteers

October 5, 2017 at 3:59 pm Comments are Disabled

THE Kerry branch of the Samaritans are urgently looking to recruit new volunteers and are holding an information night in Tralee next Monday. Kerry Samaritans had 35, 909  contacts in 2016. These contacts included telephone calls, emails and people who called to the branch.  Since the introduction of the free […]

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Sarah Cleary as 'Maria' and Sean McElligott as 'Tony' at the opening night of the Light Opera Society of Tralee's production of West Side Story at Siamsa Tíre on Wednesday night. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Successful Opening Night Of ‘West Side Story’ At Siamsa Tíre

October 5, 2017 at 10:21 am Comments are Disabled

AUDIENCES packed Siamsa Tíre on Wednesday night for the opening of the Light Opera Society of Tralee’s production of  ‘West Side Story’. It’s one of the best-loved musicals ever made and audiences loved the performances by the young cast who have been rehearsing for months. It’s directed by Grainne O’Carroll, […]

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Man Utd fanatic Seamus 'Mogs' O'Mahony looking very pleased with the Premier League Trophy and Cadbury Ladies Ella Scanlon and Katie Walsh at Garvey's Supervalu in Tralee on Wednesday. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Soccer Fans See The Premier League Trophy In Garvey’s

October 5, 2017 at 10:21 am Comments are Disabled

THE queue was out the back door of Garvey’s Supervalu on Wednesday, as soccer fans got a chance to get their photo taken with the English Premier League trophy. Cadbury’s, who are the official snack partner of the Premier League, brought it to the Rock Street store as part of […]

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Presentation Students To Compete In National Science Olympiad

Presentation Students To Compete In National Science Olympiad

October 5, 2017 at 10:20 am Comments are Disabled

THERE was great pride in Presentation Secondary Tralee when news was received that three students from the school who sat their Junior Certificate examinations in June 2017 have been nominated to participate in the National Science Olympiad based on their excellent results in Science and Mathematics. Aisling Harty, Charlotte O’Halloran […]

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Jigsaw Kerry To Bring Endurance Athlete To Tralee For Talk On Mental Health

Jigsaw Kerry To Bring Endurance Athlete To Tralee For Talk On Mental Health

October 5, 2017 at 10:10 am Comments are Disabled

EXTREME endurance athlete Gavan Hennigan will be delivering a talk, organised by Jigsaw Kerry, entitled “Developing Mental Resilience” in the Rose Hotel in Tralee on this Sunday, October 8. Gavan Hennigan is an Irish Extreme Endurance Athlete who hails from Galway. He has worked worldwide as a deep-sea saturation diver […]

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Dangerous Portuguese Man O War Spotted Out In Fenit

Dangerous Portuguese Man O War Spotted Out In Fenit

October 4, 2017 at 5:11 pm Comments are Disabled

IF you’re out in Fenit for a walk stay away from these guys. According to the Tralee Bay Swimming Club Facebook page, there were a number of Portuguese Man of War spotted on Fenit Island yesterday by a member, Elaine Burrows Dillane. They carry a nasty sting and can be […]

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Liz Loses Her Locks For A Great Cause

Liz Loses Her Locks For A Great Cause

October 4, 2017 at 3:40 pm Comments are Disabled

LIZ Clifford from Killorglin left Dedication Unisex Salon in Glenbeigh on Saturday last feeling lightheaded, because she had just had her hair cut after three years. Liz, who works at Campus Kids at Tralee IT, decided to donate her hair to the Little Princess Trust and raise funds for the […]

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CBS The Green Prepares For 90th Anniversary Celebration This Friday

CBS The Green Prepares For 90th Anniversary Celebration This Friday

October 4, 2017 at 1:51 pm Comments are Disabled

EVERYONE at CBS The Green is looking forward to welcoming past pupils to join them for their 90th anniversary celebrations at the school this Friday from 1pm. It will be an opportunity to view the school which will have changed enormously for many over the years and will be an opportunity […]

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Projects In Kerry Towns And Villages Receive Over €868k In Funding

Projects In Kerry Towns And Villages Receive Over €868k In Funding

October 4, 2017 at 1:35 pm Comments are Disabled

  ARDFERT will get €100,000 towards public toilets and parking facilities as part of funding allocated to Kerry County Council under the Town and Village Renewal Scheme announced today. A number of towns and villages are set to benefit from over €868,000 in funding announced by the Department of Rural and Community […]

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Delegates from the TBEX Conference with Fiona Kirby of Kirby's Brogue Inn at the bar on Tuesday. Gemma Thompson (girlsthattravel.com), Albion Gould (albiongould.com), Sara Hoffman (Major Hoff Takes A Wife), Michelle Deans Harding (MD Harding Travel Photography) and Jessica Flynn (roflcopterftw). Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Travel Bloggers See What Tralee Has To Offer Tourists

October 4, 2017 at 12:26 pm Comments are Disabled

WHILE Killarney is getting massive exposure this week with its hosting of the TBEX Europe conference, some travel bloggers got on a bus to have a look at what Tralee has to offer on Tuesday. There’s 600 of the world’s top bloggers who have a combined audience of 380m travel […]

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