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Bad Weather On The Way For Tonight As Another Warning Issued

February 12, 2018 at 3:09 pm Comments are Disabled

MET Éireann have issued a Status Yellow weather advisory for all of Ireland from tonight until Tuesday morning as we’re in for more bad weather. A spell of wet and windy weather, with thundery downpours, will sweep eastwards over the country during Monday evening and night. Gusts between 90 and […]

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See All Presentation Primary Has To Offer At Open Morning

February 12, 2018 at 2:15 pm Comments are Disabled

PRESENTATION Primary School, Tralee will hold an Open Morning this Wednesday, February 14, to showcase  all the school has to offer. Located in the heart of Tralee, Presentation Primary School has a long tradition of delivering an outstanding education to pupils in their care. Working in partnership with parents/guardians, they […]

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Tina McElligott

‘A Royal Farewell’ Planned To Say Goodbye To Kilflynn Princess

February 12, 2018 at 1:56 pm Comments are Disabled

BRAVE young teenager, Tina McElligott, from Kilflynn, has passed away after a battle with a rare illness. The 17-year-old suffered life threatening seizures as a result of Alpers syndrome and suffered a serious setback on Friday. She passed away peacefully yesterday at home  in the arms of her mom and […]

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Chairperson of the Parents Council Noel Keenan makes a presentation to Austin Ó Seachnasaigh to mark his retirement from his role as Principal of Gaelcholáiste Chiarraí. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Austin’s Career At Gaelcholáiste Chiarraí Celebrated By Parents Council

February 12, 2018 at 9:48 am Comments are Disabled

AFTER almost 40 years in the teaching profession, Austin Ó Seachnasaigh retired from his post as Principal of Gaelcholáiste Chiarraí last September. The Parents Council at the school decided that this would not go unnoticed so there was a large gathering in the Meadowlands Hotel on Friday night to honour […]

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Report Shows Tourism Worth Over €400m Annually To Killarney

Report Shows Tourism Worth Over €400m Annually To Killarney

February 12, 2018 at 9:41 am Comments are Disabled

TOURISM is worth €410m to Killarney annually according to a report to be launched this morning. Commissioned by Killarney Chamber of Commerce, the report shows the incredible importance of the industry to Ireland’s premier tourist town. It also shows 3,000 people are directly employed in the industry in Killarney and […]

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Launching the Tralee Pastoral Area Lenten Programme were Fr Tadhg Fitzgerald, Fr Francis Nolan, Fr Pat Crean Lynch, Fr Piotr Delimat, Anne O'Shea Daly, Norma Foley, Fr Niall Geaney, Fr Bernard Healy, Fr Seamus Linnane, Dermot Crowley and Denis Kelliher. Photo by Dermot Crean

Tralee Pastoral Area Launches Lenten Programme Of Events

February 11, 2018 at 11:03 am Comments are Disabled

THE Tralee Pastoral Area, consisting of the parishes of St John’s, Our Lady and St Brendan’s and Spa/Churchill announced a series of Lenten events in preparation for the World Meeting of Families in Dublin later this year. These events, times of prayer and reflection with special guest speakers, will be […]

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Laura Ní Eidhin of Gaelcholáiste Chiarraí at the Scifest 2017 event in IT Tralee on Tuesday. Photo by Dermot Crean

Time For Students To Get Entries Ready For SciFest 2018

February 11, 2018 at 11:03 am Comments are Disabled

SCIFEST returns to IT Tralee on Wednesday, May 9 this year and Minister for Education and Skills, Richard Bruton TD has called on second-level students in Kerry to put their skills in science, technology, engineering, and maths (STEM) to the test as he launched the event. SciFest is the largest […]

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In front; Ted Cronin, Lousie Ryan and Ted Moynihan, with, back from left; Liz Leen, Fiona Griffin, Grace Moynihan and Con O'Connor, at the Sports Table Quiz at The Rose Hotel on Thursday night. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Fun Night At Sports Quiz In The Rose Hotel

February 10, 2018 at 12:41 pm Comments are Disabled

WELL known sports broadcaster Tim Moynihan was delighted with the fundraising sports table quiz held in The Rose Hotel on Thursday night. The quiz saw funds going towards a charity event for Pieta House in Tralee which will see Radio Kerry’s Terrace Talk host Tim Moynihan and friends Louise Ryan […]

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Special guest Micheál Ó Muircheartaigh with ladies at the Kerry Camogie Social at the Ballyroe Heights Hotel on Friday night. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: A Night To Celebrate Kerry Camogie At Annual Awards Social

February 10, 2018 at 12:01 pm Comments are Disabled

THE year in Kerry Camogie was celebrated at the annual awards social in Ballyroe Heights Hotel on Friday night with over 170 people attending. Micheál Ó Muircheartaigh was the special guest at the occasion where presentations were made to teams who excelled throughout the year. “It’s been a fantastic year […]

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CEO of Kerry County Council, Moira Murrell, Cathaoirleach of Kerry County Council Cllr John Sheahan, David Clifford and Peter Keane at the KCC awards on Friday night. Photo courtesy of KCC

All-Ireland Winning Minor Footballers Honoured By Kerry County Council

February 10, 2018 at 10:35 am Comments are Disabled

THE Kerry minor football team of 2017 was honoured at the Kerry County Council Awards Night on Friday at Council Buildings. Some of the team attended the ceremony with team manager Peter Keane to be feted by the local authority. Cathaoirleach of Kerry County Council, Cllr John Sheahan, welcomed the […]

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Know Your Rights: Treatment Abroad Scheme

February 10, 2018 at 10:29 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 know that medical treatments available in Ireland can be accessed in other EU countries instead. What if I need a treatment that is not available in Ireland? Answer: If […]

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Planned €5m Irish Water Works In Tralee Town Area In 2018

Planned €5m Irish Water Works In Tralee Town Area In 2018

February 9, 2018 at 3:15 pm Comments are Disabled

IRISH Water is currently rolling out an extensive multi-million mains rehabilitation and lead replacement programme in Tralee. It’s part of Irish Water Capital Investment Programme with €5m works planned for the Tralee Town Area in 2018. Commencing in March, contractor Coffey Northumbrian Ltd will work in O’Rahilly’s Villas, Strand Street, Rae Street, […]

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Four Return To NLN Centre In Tralee With Chef Ireland Medals

February 9, 2018 at 12:09 pm Comments are Disabled

FOUR students from the National Learning Network centre in Tralee were among the medals at the  prestigious Chef Ireland Competition held recently. The NLN Kerry Learners won four Bronze Medals at the event in the City West Conference Hotel in Dublin on Tuesday last. Craig Coady, Liam O’Brien, Imelda O’Reilly, CarrieAnn O’Connor […]

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Tommy Sheehy who will be spinning for Enable Ireland at various locations in Kerry in the coming weeks, with Sean Scally of Enable Ireland Kerry. Photo by Dermot Crean

Tommy’s Spinning Around To Help Out Enable Ireland

February 9, 2018 at 10:38 am Comments are Disabled

TOMMY Sheehy is back on his bike to raise funds for Enable Ireland. Since 2011, Tommy — who lives in Ballyroe but is originally from Castleisland, has raised over €65,000 for Enable Ireland in Kerry and now he’ll be holding a series of spinathons in locations around the county for […]

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Kerry College Of Further Education Up For Prestigious Adult Education Award

Kerry College Of Further Education Up For Prestigious Adult Education Award

February 9, 2018 at 9:50 am Comments are Disabled

KERRY College of Further Education, based in Tralee, has been shortlisted for an AONTAS STAR Award. The STAR Awards (Showcasing Teamwork, Awarding Recognition) are an awards initiative organised by the national adult learning organisation, AONTAS, to recognise and celebrate the work undertaken by adult learning initiatives throughout Ireland. Kerry College of […]

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WATCH: CBS Primary Infants Talk All Things Love-Related

WATCH: CBS Primary Infants Talk All Things Love-Related

February 9, 2018 at 9:50 am Comments are Disabled

HERE’S  something to put a smile on your face this Friday. The good folks at CBS Primary School have got into the Valentine’s Day spirit a bit early and made a video where children from the infants class talk all things love-related. Below, they explain what love is, what happens […]

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Ted Moynihan at the turning of the sod on the new palliative care unit at UHK back in November 2016.

Sadness Around The County After Passing Of Ted Moynihan

February 8, 2018 at 4:59 pm 2 comments

THERE was great sadness in Tralee and around the county with the news that Ted Moynihan had passed away early on Thursday morning. He died in the new Palliative Care In Patient Unit at University Hospital Kerry, the facility he had been instrumental in building through his fundraising efforts over […]

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Prices At The Pumps Almost Identical To Seven Weeks Ago

Prices At The Pumps Almost Identical To Seven Weeks Ago

February 8, 2018 at 1:50 pm Comments are Disabled

THE price of petrol and diesel at the filling station pumps around Tralee are identical in all but one case, since we last carried out a survey seven weeks ago. In our regular check on the prices of petrol and diesel, it shows that most garages are between the €1.34 and […]

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At the raising of the Purple Flag at Tralee Municipal District Offices on Thursday morning were Mayor of Tralee Norma Foley,  Co-ordinator of Purple Flag campaign for TCA David Scott, Ken Tobin of HQ Tralee and Tralee Chamber Alliance, Sergeant Tim O'Keeffe and #LoveTralee mascot. Photo by Dermot Crean

Tralee’s Purple Flag Raised At Municipal District Offices

February 8, 2018 at 12:45 pm 2 comments

TRALEE’S Purple Flag – which recognises the quality of the night-time experience in the town – was raised this morning at the Tralee Municipal District Offices at Prince’s Quay. The flag, which was presented to the town at an awards ceremony in Norwich in November was flown by the Mayor […]

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Ciarán Ó Donnchú (second left), winner of a national writing competition, with French teacher Honor Nic Gloinn and students Danica Ní Chéileachair, Clodagh Ní Chonchúir, Bríd Sionóid and Seán Ó Loingsigh. Photo by Dermot Crean

Ciarán’s French Flair Wins €2,150 Prize In National Competition

February 8, 2018 at 8:52 am Comments are Disabled

A STUDENT from Tralee has won a national competition which will see him and some classmates off to a French-speaking country. Ciarán Ó Donnchú, a Transtion Year student in Gaelcholáiste Chiarraí won prize fund of €2,150 for his winning entry in a competition to celebrate European Day of Languages which […]

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St John’s Reconciliation Window To Feature On RTE’s ‘Nationwide’

St John’s Reconciliation Window To Feature On RTE’s ‘Nationwide’

February 8, 2018 at 8:52 am Comments are Disabled

  THIS Friday evening’s “Nationwide” programme on RTE 1 television will feature a fascinating segment on the creation of the new Reconciliation Window in St. John’s Catholic Church in Tralee. The documentary is produced and directed by Niall Martin of RTE and will be shown at 7pm. The widow project […]

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Martin Ferris.

Ferris Blasts Cuts To Home Help Hours In Kerry Area

February 8, 2018 at 8:51 am Comments are Disabled

SINN Féin TD for Kerry, Martin Ferris TD, has described as “indefensible” the revelations that over two years the HSE cut Home Help hours in the Kerry area by over 16,000 hours. The revelation came in response to a parliamentary question by Sinn Fein Health spokesperson, Louise O’Reilly TD, which […]

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Tralee Woman Wins Prestigious NUI Galway Alumni Award

Tralee Woman Wins Prestigious NUI Galway Alumni Award

February 7, 2018 at 3:19 pm Comments are Disabled

A TRALEE native has been announced as  a winner of one of the prestigious NUI Galway 2018 Alumni Awards. Award-winning poet, Ailbhe Ní Ghearbhuigh, originally from Derrylea, Oakpark, is one of just seven winners to be presented with the ‘Gradam Alumni don Ghaeilge’ at the 18th annual Alumni Awards Gala Banquet […]

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Minister Impressed By Presentation On Fenit Diving Boards

Minister Impressed By Presentation On Fenit Diving Boards

February 7, 2018 at 2:08 pm Comments are Disabled

DEPUTY Brendan Griffin TD, Minister of State at the Department of Tourism & Sport was in Fenit on Tuesday morning to meet a delegation from the Restore Fenit Diving Boards Campaign (RFDBC). While there he visited the Bathing Slip and received a briefing on the proposal for new diving boards, […]

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Thomas Lynch from Castleisland.

Do You Know Anyone Who Would Make A Great Rose Escort?

February 7, 2018 at 1:56 pm Comments are Disabled

ROSE of Tralee, Dr Jennifer Byrne and the Rose Escort of the Year, Thomas Lynch have challenged young Irish men to see if they have what it takes to be a Rose Escort at this year’s Rose of Tralee International Festival from August 17-21. “Why should someone apply? Because it’s […]

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Launching Tralee Rotary Club's 'Just One Life' event at The Imperial Hotel on Tuesday were, front from left; Sergeant Eileen O'Sullivan, Tralee Rotary Club President Graham Borley and Maurice O'Connell (Kerry Fire Service). Back from left; Siobhan Murphy (The Kerryman), George Philip (Tralee Rotary Club), Carl Heaton (Tralee Rotary Club), Michael Flynn (Kerry Fire Service), Pierce Wall (Tralee Rotary Club) and Grace O'Donnell (Tralee Rotary Club). Photo by Dermot Crean

Tralee Rotary Club Launches Road Safety Event Aimed At Students

February 7, 2018 at 1:19 pm Comments are Disabled

TRALEE Rotary Club has launched a road safety initiative which they hope will get Transition Year students involved. As part of Tralee Rotary Clubs plan for the year, they decided to introduce the ‘Just One Life’ Driver Awareness programme to Tralee. The club and Kerry County Council joined forces with an […]

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27 Patients Waiting On Trolleys Today At UHK

27 Patients Waiting On Trolleys Today At UHK

February 7, 2018 at 12:06 pm Comments are Disabled

THERE are 27 patients waiting on trolleys at University Hospital Kerry today according to figures from the Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation. The INMO compiles figures based on daily checks in emergency departments and wards across the country. The figures are not disputed by the HSE. There were 22 patients […]

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In front, Con O'Connor of Pieta House with pupils of Gaelscoil Mhic Easmainn who presented Pieta House with €566. Included are Lauren Ní Fhlaitheartaigh, Dáithi Ó Loingsigh, Megan Nic Artúir, Grace Ní Dhomhnaill, Cillian Ó Domhnaill. Back from left; Teachers Deaglán Ó Cuill, Liam Ó Conchubhair, Olive Uí Ghearáin, Treasa Uí Righaill, Colm Ó hAiniféin, Principal Cáit Uí Chonchúir and Kieran O'Brien of Pieta House. Photo by Dermot Crean

Gaelscoil Raises €566 In Less Than An Hour For Pieta House

February 7, 2018 at 11:47 am Comments are Disabled

THE generosity of the people of Tralee was definitely in evidence just before Christmas. The children from Gaelscoil Mhic Easmainn were carol singing outside Penney’s on the Wednesday, December 20, and in just under an hour they raised €566. “We try to support charities around Christmas and this time we […]

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Three Kerry Properties Going To Online Auction

Three Kerry Properties Going To Online Auction

February 7, 2018 at 10:40 am Comments are Disabled

THERE are three Kerry properties going to auction at the next BidX1 event this month. The online auction takes place on February 22/23 and sees properties in Castleisland, Ventry and Asdee up for sale. Continued below… Out in west Kerry, a detached, two-storey, four bedroom house, is up for sale […]

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House Clearance Company Praised By NCBI In Tralee For Its Spirit Of Charity

House Clearance Company Praised By NCBI In Tralee For Its Spirit Of Charity

February 6, 2018 at 3:48 pm Comments are Disabled

A HOUSE clearance company based in Barrow has been praised today for its spirit of generosity and support to one of Ireland’s most prominent charities. Clearforce, run by Richard Gurney and his wife Claire, has been a stalwart supporter of the NCBI, Ireland’s national sight loss charity. The generous duo […]

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