News

Free Talks On Work Of Irish Artist In Kerry County Museum

Free Talks On Work Of Irish Artist In Kerry County Museum

November 30, 2017 at 2:24 pm Comments are Disabled

ONE of his works topped the poll of Ireland’s favourite paintings and now two free public talks will be given in Tralee next week on him, his work and connection to Kerry.   Kerry County Museum will host the public talks by Dr. Marie Bourke on the Irish artist Frederic […]

Read more ›
Ellen Lenihan, Riadh O'Sullivan and Seniz Kuccuk at the Mercy Mounthawk Transition Year Fashion Show at the school gym on Wednesday night. Photo by Dermot Crean

VIDEO/PHOTOS: Winter Wonderland Of Fashion From Mercy Mounthawk Students

November 30, 2017 at 12:10 pm Comments are Disabled

  THE gym at Mercy Mounthawk was packed on Wednesday night for a colourful and entertaining fashion show from the Transition Year students. The Transition Years took to the runway for their annual fundraising shows at 2pm and 8pm and loads of  money was raised for the great causes of […]

Read more ›
Rose of Tralee, Jennifer Byrne at

United Arab Emirates Ambassador Makes Presentation To Rose Of Tralee

November 30, 2017 at 11:37 am Comments are Disabled

THE Rose of Tralee International Festival has been awarded the Spirit of the Emirates, an accolade that is presented to people and organizations who are recognised for undertaking outstanding work to forge strong links with the United Arab Emirates. The United Arab Emirates Ambassador to Ireland, His Excellency Dr Saeed […]

Read more ›
Tralee Sports Clubs Receive Funding Under Sports Capital Programme

Tralee Sports Clubs Receive Funding Under Sports Capital Programme

November 30, 2017 at 11:03 am Comments are Disabled

MANY clubs in the Tralee and the sports clubs in the surrounding area have received a significant boost with the announcement of grants  under 2017 Sports Capital Programme. In all 79 clubs and organisations in Kerry have received €1.86 million in funding. Some of the bigger grants in the Tralee […]

Read more ›
Daithi O’Regan, Nicolas Larkin and Bela Winde of Tralee Rowing Club who all took part in the

Tralee Rower Wins First In Indoor Rowing Championship

November 30, 2017 at 10:32 am Comments are Disabled

  TRALEE Rowing Club junior member Nicolas Larkin won 1st place in the Provinces Irish Indoor Rowing Championship, held in the Sports Arena in UL (University of Limerick) last Saturday. He won the Junior 14 time lapsed race, with an impressive 1,181 metres in 4 minutes among 55 competitors in […]

Read more ›
Former CBS The Green student Cathal Hannafin who received a JP McManus All-Ireland Scholarship in the University of Limerick on Saturday. Cathal is pictured with his parents Christine and Michael and Principal of CBS The Green Anne O'Callaghan.

Former CBS Students Receive Scholarships At UL Ceremonies

November 29, 2017 at 5:47 pm Comments are Disabled

TWO former CBS The Green students received scholarships in the past week at University of Limerick. Business Studies student Gearoid O’Connor, who achieved 613 points in his 2017 Leaving Cert, received a ‘UL 40 Scholarship’ of €2,000. Meanwhile on Saturday, Cathal Hannafin, received a JP McManus All-Ireland Scholarship. Cathal, who got […]

Read more ›
Participants at the Bill Kirby Memorial Walk on Monday. Photo by Dermot Crean

Call Goes Out For Participants In The Bill Kirby Memorial Walk On St Stephen’s Day

November 29, 2017 at 1:50 pm Comments are Disabled

FOR what’s now become an annual fixture of Christmas celebrations, the Bill Kirby Memorial Walk will take off once more from Rock Street on St Stephen’s Day, December 26. Festive attire is encouraged for the Christmas walk (or run) which would go some way in working off some excesses of the […]

Read more ›
John Ross Jewellers Clock Is Alive And Ticking Again

John Ross Jewellers Clock Is Alive And Ticking Again

November 29, 2017 at 11:55 am Comments are Disabled

IT’S back where it belongs and brighter than ever. The John Ross Jewellers clock was hoisted above the jewellers on Castle Street early on Tuesday morning after a six week period where it went through a refurbishment. “We’re just thrilled, it’s a wonderful moment to see the clock working again,” said […]

Read more ›
At the launch of the Kerry Archaeological and Historical Society's Kerry Magazine 2018 in Tralee Library on Tuesday evening were, from left; Donal O'Sullivan, Kathleen Browne, Dick Maguire, Elizabeth O'Donoghue Ross, John Breen of Kerry County Council, Marie O'Sullivan, Dan Graham and Tony Bergin. Photo by Dermot Crean

Kerry Magazine 2018 Launched In Tralee Library

November 29, 2017 at 10:36 am Comments are Disabled

THE Kerry Magazine 2018 was launched on Tuesday evening in Tralee Library by Mr John Breen, Director of the Services, Kerry County Council. Between its covers are a range of articles  pertaining to Kerry’s rich and diverse culture and heritage. Published annually by the Kerry Archaeological and Historical Society and […]

Read more ›
Recovery Haven To Hold Craft Fair In Shopping Centre This Weekend

Recovery Haven To Hold Craft Fair In Shopping Centre This Weekend

November 29, 2017 at 10:11 am Comments are Disabled

TRALEE Shopping centre will be oozing Christmas spirit this Saturday, December 2, as the town centre premises hosts the annual Recovery Haven Kerry Craft Fair. Management at the shopping centre on The Mall have offered to open up several empty units to facilitate this year’s craft fair – a hugely […]

Read more ›
Killarney To Bestow The Order Of Innisfallen On Enda Kenny

Killarney To Bestow The Order Of Innisfallen On Enda Kenny

November 28, 2017 at 3:22 pm Comments are Disabled

KILLARNEY will this week bestow its top honour on former Taoiseach and Fine Gael leader, Enda Kenny, who will be inducted into the Order of Innisfallen on Friday, December 1. The longest serving TD in Dáil Éireann, his contribution to life in Ireland will be celebrated at a reception in […]

Read more ›
Mary Shanahan, Laura Kelliher and Linda Hillier at the Christmas Market on Courthouse Lane (opposite Polymath Bookshop) on Saturday. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Christmas Craft Market Helps Out Tralee Socialstore

November 28, 2017 at 3:03 pm Comments are Disabled

A CHRISTMAS market every Saturday in Tralee is providing a place for people to show their goods and contributing to helping a charity shop with its rent. The Tralee Craft Market is located on Courthouse Lane (opposite Polymath) and offers an alternative spot to pick up a unique gift. Ruth […]

Read more ›
Tralee Artists To Showcase Work At Craft And Design Fair In Dublin

Tralee Artists To Showcase Work At Craft And Design Fair In Dublin

November 28, 2017 at 1:47 pm Comments are Disabled

A TRALEE artist who discovered her passion for fine painting while studying French in Paris, will be showcased at Gifted Contemporary Craft and Design Fair in Dublin’s RDS from December 5-10. Gifted celebrates the best of over 600 Irish designers and makers from fashion to jewellery and beyond. Record-breaking crowds […]

Read more ›
Charlie Kerins.

MEP To Speak At Charlie Kerins Commemoration In Tralee

November 28, 2017 at 12:52 pm Comments are Disabled

KERRY Sinn Féin will hold their annual Volunteer Charlie Kerins commemoration on Friday December 1. Members and supporters of Sinn Féin will march from the Pikeman monument on Denny Street at 7.30pm to the monument at Charlie Kerins Park in Strand Road where MEP Liadh Ní Riada will give the oration. “It […]

Read more ›
Kerry Backroom Team Confirmed At County Committee Meeting

Kerry Backroom Team Confirmed At County Committee Meeting

November 28, 2017 at 10:20 am Comments are Disabled

JOE O’Connor of NISUS Fitness in Tralee was confirmed as the Head Of Athletic Development for the Kerry Senior Football Team at the Kerry GAA County Committee meeting last night. The Rathkeale native lectures in the physiology and performance training in IT Tralee and runs NISUS Fitness in Killerisk Business Park. He […]

Read more ›
Five Groups Receive €3,000 Each From Tralee Credit Union’s Lauri Healy Fund

Five Groups Receive €3,000 Each From Tralee Credit Union’s Lauri Healy Fund

November 27, 2017 at 4:33 pm Comments are Disabled

FIVE community groups received €3,000 each towards their community project from Tralee Credit Union’s Lauri Healy Community Project Fund. This is the second round of worthy projects within our local communities to receive funding from the Lauri Healy Community Project Fund. Earlier this year four groups benefited to the tune […]

Read more ›
Gardaí Investigate Theft From Car In Monavalley

Gardaí Investigate Theft From Car In Monavalley

November 27, 2017 at 3:16 pm Comments are Disabled

GARDAI in Tralee are asking for the public’s help after a theft from a car in Tralee. On Thursday, November 23, between 7pm and 8pm, a car was broken into at Liber House in Monavalley. A woman left her wallet on the passenger seat of the car and it was […]

Read more ›
Emergency Department At UHK Experiencing Overcrowding

Emergency Department At UHK Experiencing Overcrowding

November 27, 2017 at 1:46 pm Comments are Disabled

UNIVERSITY Hospital Kerry is asking patients to only attend their emergency department if it’s absolutely necessary, as it’s experiencing a high level of activity today. People are advised to contact their GP and explore all other options before attending the hospital. Management say every effort is being made to address the situation. There were […]

Read more ›
The new Palliative Care Unit at UHK.

Kerry Hospice Invites Public To See New Palliative Care Unit

November 27, 2017 at 12:49 pm Comments are Disabled

THE Kerry Hospice Foundation and HSE are inviting the people of Kerry to come and view the New In Patient Unit on Friday, December 1st between 4pm and 7pm. This is to give an opportunity to all who donated or helped in any way to come and see the results […]

Read more ›
Tralee Could Apply To Be A Gaeltacht Service Town

Tralee Could Apply To Be A Gaeltacht Service Town

November 27, 2017 at 12:39 pm Comments are Disabled

IT has been announced that Tralee has been named as one of the towns that could apply to achieve recognition as a Gaeltacht Service Town under the Gaeltacht Act 2012. Gaeltacht Service Towns are defined as those towns situated in or adjacent to Gaeltacht Language Planning Areas and which have […]

Read more ›
Game show host, Marty Whelan with Margaret Flynn from Kimmage, Dublin 12 has won €67,000 including a car on last Saturdays (25th November 2017) National Lottery Winning Streak Game Show on RTE. The winning ticket was bought from Centra, Main Street, Castleisland, Co. Kerry. Pic: Mac Innes

Castleisland Woman Spins The Wheel On Winning Streak

November 27, 2017 at 12:00 pm Comments are Disabled

A FORMER National Lottery employee, who worked with the organisation for 27 years, saw her dream realised when she got to spin the iconic Grand Prize Wheel when she appeared on the Winning Streak game show on RTE One on Saturday. Originally from Castleisland, Margaret Flynn is now living in […]

Read more ›
Santa and Mrs Claus wave to the crowd in the CH Chemists Christmas Parade on Saturday. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: The Colour And The Fun Of The CH Christmas Parade

November 26, 2017 at 11:31 am Comments are Disabled

IT was cold but, essentially, dry on The Mall yesterday as the annual CH parade drew hundreds to the street again. An annual staple of the festive calendar, the parade, along with the switching on of the Christmas lights, officially starts Christmas in Tralee. Santa and Mrs Claus were joined […]

Read more ›
Musicians John Buggy and Pat Pierse with their 'A Christmas Hug' CD in aid of Inspired at The Rose Hotel on Friday evening. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Pat And John’s ‘Christmas Hug’ Launched At The Rose Hotel

November 25, 2017 at 9:28 am Comments are Disabled

THERE was a great turnout for the launch of a CD by two local musicians, all for a great cause in The Rose Hotel last night. Pat Pierse and John Buggy, aka ‘The Crackers’, recorded ‘A Christmas Hug’ “for a bit of a laugh” and decided that all the proceeds from […]

Read more ›
Shay Collins, Maeve Byrne and Tara Byrne dressing up as historical figures as part of History Week at Mercy Mounthawk on Thursday. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Students Learn From History Week In Mercy Mounthawk

November 25, 2017 at 9:27 am 1 comment

MARTIN Luther, St Brendan and Audrey Hepburn were rubbing shoulders in Mercy Mounthawk on Thursday as the school put on a number of events for History Week. “It’s been a great week and a very busy one,” said Noreen Somers of the history department in the school when we called. “There […]

Read more ›
.

Know Your Rights: Claiming The Home Renovation Incentive

November 25, 2017 at 9:21 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 planning to extend my home. How can I claim the Home Renovation Incentive? Answer: The Home Renovation Incentive (HRI) scheme enables homeowners or landlords to claim tax relief […]

Read more ›
In front, Larry Adebayo and Padraig Woods, with at back Vilte Dubickaite and Megan McCarthy and the tower of water bottles to be distributed to every student at Mercy Mounthawk. Photo by Dermot Crean

School’s Environmentally-Aware Initiative To See Reusable Bottles Issued To Students

November 24, 2017 at 3:56 pm Comments are Disabled

A TOWER of water bottles was set up by students at Mercy Mounthawk on Friday afternoon to promote a new environmentally-friendly initiative by the school which starts from next week. “Every student in the school will get a reusable water bottle, so that’s around 1,200 bottles to be distributed,” said […]

Read more ›
Garvey’s Supervalu Tralee Wins Yet Another Award

Garvey’s Supervalu Tralee Wins Yet Another Award

November 24, 2017 at 3:23 pm Comments are Disabled

AND the awards keep on coming. Garvey’s Supervalu Tralee really is having some year. Last night they won the Off-Licence Of The Year Award at a ceremony in the Newpark Hotel in Kilkenny. The awards were for Supervalu and Centra stores nationwide. It’s the second year in a row the […]

Read more ›
Breda Commane, Deirdre Moore and Carol Anne O'Sullivan at Alfie's new look lounge/dining area in The Ashe Hotel on Thursday. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: A New-Look Alfie’s At The Ashe In Time For Christmas Entertainment

November 24, 2017 at 1:47 pm Comments are Disabled

THE Ashe Hotel invited guests for a first look at their newly revamped lounge/dining area in Alfie’s Bar on Thursday evening. The area has been given a stylish makeover and everyone was impressed at the lighting, comfy rich velvet seating and the tastefully assembled mirrors and photos on the walls. […]

Read more ›
Spa Fenit Community Council members Jim Wrenn, Colette O'Sullivan, Dermot Crowley, Nora Landers and John Foley with Edward Dowling of Parkway Contracts Ltd at the Churchill Forge on Thursday. Photo by Dermot Crean

Local Group Forges Ahead With €100,000 To Develop Churchill Attraction

November 24, 2017 at 10:28 am Comments are Disabled

THERE’S great plans afoot to transform the Churchill Forge into a wonderful attraction for people of all ages by next spring. Thanks to generous donations from Kerry Group, Fred and Kay Krehbiel of Churchill House and NEWKD, the Spa Fenit Community Council has €100,000 to use to upgrade the existing […]

Read more ›
A minor road accident occurred around the entrance to Dunnes Stores yesterday.

Gardaí Ask Taxi Driver To Make Contact After Minor Road Accident

November 23, 2017 at 4:59 pm Comments are Disabled

TRALEE Garda Station are investigating a minor road traffic accident between a taxi vehicle and an adult tricycle bike on Wednesday, November 22 at around 5pm outside Dunnes Stores on North Circular Road. Nobody was injured and very little damage was caused, but gardaí are looking for the taxi driver […]

Read more ›

image