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Credit Union Urges Parents To Shun Moneylenders At Back To School Time

Credit Union Urges Parents To Shun Moneylenders At Back To School Time

August 2, 2018 at 2:09 pm Comments are Disabled

A NEW, national survey has identified a rise in the number of parents in debt due to back-to-school related costs. Well over a third of parents in Ireland (36%) now say they are getting into debt trying to cope with costs at back-to-school time. This compares with 29% who reported […]

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Some of the trophies up for grabs in the 10k and 5k events in aid of Enable Ireland Kerry in Lyrecrompane on Sunday.

Runners Can Choose Between Two Road Races This Sunday

August 2, 2018 at 12:30 pm Comments are Disabled

RUNNERS will be spoilt for choice this Sunday, as two runs are taking place north-west and north-east of Tralee and with a good weather forecast there should be a great turnout at both. The Dan Paddy Andy Festival in Lyreacrompane is on this weekend and as part of it, they […]

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July Was A Good Month For New Car Sales In Kerry

July Was A Good Month For New Car Sales In Kerry

August 1, 2018 at 12:59 pm Comments are Disabled

THE expected 182 boost for the motor industry saw 610 new car sales in Kerry in July, according to the latest official statistics released today by the Society of the Irish Motor Industry (SIMI). This was around a seven percent rise on the figure of 568 from July 2017. So far this year there […]

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Members of Kerry Model Railway Club looking forward to the festival this weekend. At back; Denis Murphy, Harry Kelliher and Donal Coppinger. In front; Chris Dyer, Billy Nolan, Leon Kelliher, Liam Freeman, Billy Horgan, Edwin De Groot and Brendan O'Brien. Photo by Dermot Crean

Great Fun For All Ages At Kerry Model Railway Festival This Weekend

August 1, 2018 at 11:10 am Comments are Disabled

THERE’S an event on this weekend which is a must for anyone interested in trains — big or small! The Kerry Model Railway Club’s annual festival has gone from strength to strength over the past few years, in fact, last year over 1,000 people visited the exhibition during the festival […]

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– The 2018 Rose of Tralee Street Entertainment alone will cost €355,000 to present a line-up of family-friendly, FREE and affordable fun from 17 to 21 August. A significant increase in financial support is required and Festival organisers are asking local businesses to make a contribution, with every Euro received set to be invested directly into staging so many events on Tralee’s streets. Some of this year’s Roses visited Tralee to help promote the 2018 Rose of Tralee International Festival.”
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Call For Businesses To Give Financial Support For Festival’s Street Entertainment

August 1, 2018 at 11:09 am Comments are Disabled

EXCITEMENT is already building ahead of the start of the Rose of Tralee International Festival and an appeal has gone out to local businesses and professionals to give financial support to fund the free street entertainment laid on during the week. The street entertainment alone will cost €355,000 this year […]

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Eileen Whelan of Paco Tralee.

Fashion And Fun At Paco Event For Rehabcare Blennerville

August 1, 2018 at 11:09 am Comments are Disabled

HOT on the (high) heels of last month’s charity fashion and coffee morning for Recovery Haven at Paco on The Mall in Tralee, another great local service will benefit from an event this Friday. Eileen Whelan is welcoming people to a fashion show in aid of Rehabcare Blennerville starting from […]

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Repro Free: Friday July 27th 2018: Cork County Mayor, Cllr. Patrick Gerard Murphy, today announced this year’s winners of the €1.6 million Social Enterprise Development Fund at an event in Vertigo at Cork County Hall. The fund was set up to support social enterprises from across the country to achieve their goals and create measurable social impact that can be scaled all over Ireland. The €1.6 million fund, created by Social Innovation Fund Ireland in partnership with Local Authorities Ireland, is supported by IPB Insurance and the Department of Rural and Community Development from the Dormant Accounts Fund. Pictured are Helena Switzer of Kerry County Council with John Evoy of SIFI and  Elaine Kennedy, Courtney Sheehy of Food Share Kerry. Picture Jason Clarke

Tralee-Based Foodshare Is One Of 22 Social Enterprises To Share €1.6m Fund

August 1, 2018 at 10:38 am Comments are Disabled

TRALEE-BASED Foodshare, is one of the 22 successful initiatives to have won a place on Ireland’s prestigious Accelerator Programme designed specifically for social enterprises. Foodshare, based out of Waterloo Lane, addresses the issues of food poverty for people in low income households as well as food waste. It was set up […]

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Council Invites Submissions On Denny Site Draft Masterplan

Council Invites Submissions On Denny Site Draft Masterplan

July 31, 2018 at 4:20 pm Comments are Disabled

KERRY County Council is inviting submissions from members of the public on the draft masterplan for the development of Tralee Town Centre West and the Island of Geese (Denny factory) site in the town. The draft plan, which was published earlier this month will be on public display and available […]

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The Six Nations and Triple Crown trophies will be in Tralee on Saturday.

The Triple Crown And Six Nations Trophies Will Be In Tralee On Saturday

July 31, 2018 at 4:07 pm Comments are Disabled

WHILE many will be flocking to Killarney on Saturday for the Kerry v Kildare clash, why not call down to see some prestigious silverware from another sport before hitting the road. Tralee Rugby Club members will be in possession of the Triple Crown and Six Nations trophies for a few […]

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Mike Culloty at what was known as 'Culloty's Corner' on Rock Street.

Mike To Gather Descendants Of The Cullotys Of Currovough For Clan Celebration

July 31, 2018 at 2:09 pm Comments are Disabled

PREPARATIONS for a gathering of the descendants of the Cullotys of Currovough North are well underway for a special day on Sunday September 23, when the local, national and international members of this Culloty family will converge on Ballyroe Heights Hotel for a celebration of their ancestors and family history. […]

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Appeal For Witnesses To Burglary In Causeway

Appeal For Witnesses To Burglary In Causeway

July 31, 2018 at 1:50 pm Comments are Disabled

GARDAÍ are appealing for witnesses in relation to a burglary at a house in Causeway, which occurred between 10:45pm on July 29 and 12:30am on July 30. During the course of the burglary a sum of money was taken. Gardaí are appealing for anyone in the area who may have […]

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Trolley Figures At UHK Emergency Department In July Up 100% On Previous High

Trolley Figures At UHK Emergency Department In July Up 100% On Previous High

July 31, 2018 at 1:49 pm Comments are Disabled

THE latest figures from the Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation show the numbers of patients waiting on trolleys at University Hospital Kerry was double the previous highest number for the month since records began. July saw 289 patients waiting on trolleys at the Emergency Department at UHK. The previous highest for […]

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‘See Something, Say Something’ Campaign Launched By Chamber And Gardaí

‘See Something, Say Something’ Campaign Launched By Chamber And Gardaí

July 31, 2018 at 10:13 am 1 comment

SEE Something, Say Something, a new public service initiative for Tralee has been launched by Tralee Chamber Alliance in partnership with An Garda Síochána. The project, the first of its kind in Ireland, is for members of the public who ‘see something’ that might need Garda intervention, to ‘say something’ […]

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Tralee Makes Airbnb’s Top 10 Irish Destinations Most Popular For Bookings

Tralee Makes Airbnb’s Top 10 Irish Destinations Most Popular For Bookings

July 30, 2018 at 4:09 pm Comments are Disabled

TRALEE features in the top 10 trending destinations in Ireland for family guest arrivals with Airbnb. Tralee features at No.6 on the list with Killarney at No.3, Dingle at No.7 and Kenmare at No.10. A report from the company has revealed that a quarter of the bookings are by families […]

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Becky Casey (centre) with with work colleagues from Foley's SPAR on the Castlemaine Road, Therese O'Brien and Michelle Lynch at her leaving party at Benner's Hotel on Saturday night. Photo by Dermot Crean

Workmates Wish Becky Well On Her Middle East Odyssey

July 30, 2018 at 2:43 pm Comments are Disabled

THE staff of Foley’s Spar on the Castlemaine Road gathered in Benner’s Hotel on Saturday night for a farewell party. Becky Casey from Ballyheigue is off to Oman in the Middle East to teach and is excited about what lies ahead. “I’m going teaching in a kindergarten. They want western […]

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Kathy Jordan, Randall Wharton, Rita Ryan and Rose Pitman Brosnan Photo by James Loveridge

PHOTOS: Born To Run Tralee 40 Mile Ultra Marathon A Sell Out Success

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

By Maria Moynihan EVEN the occasional downpour did not dampen the spirits of up to 100 runners who took part in the fourth annual Born To Run Tralee Marathon Club 40 mile ultra marathon and relay event on Saturday. The ultra marathon – which last year was voted one of […]

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Miriam Joy and husband Pat Fitzgerald.

Fund For Teacher Battling Cancer Makes Over €105,000 In Less Than Two Days

July 29, 2018 at 2:14 pm Comments are Disabled

A GOFUNDME page set up to help a mother of two who is battling cancer, has raised  over €105,000 in less than two days. Miriam Joy is a 32 year old mom of two who teaches in Dromtrasna NS, Abbeyfeale and is married to Pat Fitzgerald from Castleisland, where they live with […]

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Cora Walsh, Therese Carroll, Lisa McCarthy and Aileen Mahony at the University Hospital Kerry Sports and Social Club's annual barbecue at Benner's Hotel on Friday night. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Hospital’s Sports And Social Club Enjoys Barbecue At Benner’s

July 28, 2018 at 12:55 pm Comments are Disabled

WHILE the scorching summer weather has passed, that’s no excuse for not having a barbecue! The University Hospital Kerry Sports and Social Club gathered at Benners Hotel on Friday night and had a great time with fantastic food and great fun. The Sports and Social Club are very active and […]

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at the Kingdom Veteran Vintage & Classic Car Club's annual Ballymac Vintage Car and Honda 50 Run.

PHOTOS: Vintage Cars Take Off On Run For Down Syndrome Kerry

July 28, 2018 at 12:32 pm Comments are Disabled

THE weather didn’t play ball but luckily there weren’t any convertibles leaving the top down for the Kingdom Veteran Vintage & Classic Car Club’s annual Ballymac Vintage Car and Honda 50 Run. The members and guests started gathering at O’Riada’s Bar, from after 6pm for the event this year which […]

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Johnnie Wall making a presentation to the late Tommy O'Connor's family at the launch of the Mitchels Boherbee Regeneration Group Exhibition at Tralee Library. Included are, from left; Rory O'Connor, Angela Walsh, Anne O'Connor, Mayor of Tralee Graham Spring, Tracy Dowling, Jimmy Smith, Johnnie Wall and Shannon Dowling. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Explore The History Of The Mitchels Area At Exhibition In Library

July 27, 2018 at 4:09 pm Comments are Disabled

IF you’re from the Mitchels area, or anywhere else in town for that matter, a visit to an exhibition at Tralee Library will provide you with a treasure trove of local history and great old photographs. The Mitchels Boherbee Historical & Heritage Group have put together the exhibition which was launched […]

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The crowd welcoming the Tour de Munster to Manor West last year.

Fun Day Planned To Welcome Tour De Munster To Manor West

July 27, 2018 at 12:18 pm Comments are Disabled

MANOR West Shopping Centre and Retail Park will welcome over 100 cyclists from the 18th Annual ‘Tour de Munster’ charity cycle to Tralee on Friday, August 10 from 2pm-6pm. The four day cycle takes place from Thursday 9th to Sunday 12th August and will see cycling legend Sean Kelly and […]

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Painting hung on Denny Lane.

PHOTOS: Paintings Erected On Walls In Laneways Off Denny Street

July 27, 2018 at 9:47 am 1 comment

SOME of the works painted by secondary school students as part of a project have been erected on the walls on laneways off Denny Street, greatly enhancing the area. The Tralee Town Centre Mural Project, which aimed to further enhance the appearance of the centre of the county town, was […]

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Barry John Keane talks to kids at Kerins O'Rahillys GAA Club summer camp. Photo by Dermot Crean

Family Fun Day At Kerins O’Rahillys

July 27, 2018 at 9:46 am Comments are Disabled

THE Kerins O’Rahilly’s GAA Club will be hosting their annual Family Fun Day at the Strand Road venue this Sunday. It’s a great way to bring the local community together, whether you’re a member of the club or not. There’s going to be loads of activities for all ages including face […]

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Cars parked on the vacant site opposite Austin Stack Park on a match day.

Site Opposite Austin Stack Park On The Market

July 26, 2018 at 3:35 pm 1 comment

THE site which was recently described as an ‘eyesore’ on the way into Tralee town has been put on the market with a €250,000 asking price. The 0.7 acre gateway site is located on the main entrance road to Tralee opposite Austin Stack Park. According to agents, Sherry Fitzgerald Stephenson […]

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Public Consultation Day On Bypass To Improve Tralee To Killorglin Journey Times

Public Consultation Day On Bypass To Improve Tralee To Killorglin Journey Times

July 26, 2018 at 2:14 pm Comments are Disabled

A PUBLIC consultation day on a proposed bypass to improve journey times between Tralee and Killorglin will take place next Thursday, August 2. Members of the public and interested parties can view plans for the proposed N70 Milltown Bypass Road project at the Nagle-Rice Community Centre between 4pm to 8pm to […]

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Kerry County Council buildings in Rathass.

Councillors To Decide On Property Tax Rate In September

July 26, 2018 at 11:49 am Comments are Disabled

KERRY County Councillors will decide in September on whether to raise of lower the Property tax for the coming year. The members may set a local adjustment factor within the range of +/-15% of the basic rate, or may decide not to adjust the basic rate. Last year it was […]

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Pope Francis.

Going To See The Pope? You’ll Need To Know This…

July 26, 2018 at 11:34 am Comments are Disabled

IF you have a ticket for the visit of Pope Francis in a month’s time then the good news is you’ll have free transport in Dublin City on the day of the visit there on August 26. Today, the National Transport Authority (NTA), An Gardaí Síochána and public transport operators […]

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Sheen Falls Lodge, Kenmare.

One Kerry Hotel Makes Prestigious Travel + Leisure Top 50 List

July 26, 2018 at 11:22 am Comments are Disabled

ONE hotel in Kerry has made the Top 50 in Travel + Leisure’s 2018 World’s Top 100 Hotels list. The five-star Relais & Chateaux Sheen Falls Lodge just outside Kenmare town, is rated at No.50 with a score of 95.47/100. The list is regarded as the most prestigious when it comes to rating […]

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Musician Seamus Harty, Michael Barrett and Eoin Sheehy  at the Rehabcare Blennerville Family Day on Wednesday. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Music, Barbecue And Jumble Sale At Rebabcare Blennerville Open Day

July 26, 2018 at 10:54 am Comments are Disabled

THE air was filled with music and the scent of barbecued food at Rehabcare in Blennerville on Wednesday afternoon as they held a Jumble Sale and Family Open Day. Rising music star Seamus Harty was among those playing music while local community gardaí Aidan O’Mahony and Mary Gardiner popped in […]

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Joan O'Regan.

Cake Sale In The Bons This Friday For Charity

July 26, 2018 at 10:54 am Comments are Disabled

A TASTY cake sale is to take place this Friday in Bon Secours Hospital to support local volunteers who are going Kenya in November to work for Brighter Communities Worldwide. Joan O’Regan from Castlemorris and six other volunteers are heading off in October for a two week period to help the charity. As Joan says […]

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