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Action from the Irish TV Tralee Warriors Match against Swords Thunder in The Complex. Photo by Gavin O'Connor.

Warriors Win On The Double In Monthly Awards

March 13, 2017 at 4:35 pm 0 comments

GARVEY’S Tralee Warriors were on fire last month and this has been recognised with both the Men’s Super League Player of the Month and the Men’s Super League Coach of the Month titles for the month of February. Head Coach Mark Bernsen won Coach of the Month for February after Tralee continued an unbeaten run […]

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Gardaí Investigate Assault On Man At Killerisk/Manor West

March 13, 2017 at 3:09 pm 0 comments

GARDAI are asking for the public’s assistance in relation to an assault which occurred last week. A man had just left a taxi outside the Kingscourt Apartment Complex in Manor West on Thursday night/Friday morning, when he was assaulted at 3.30am. He suffered injuries and was moved to Cork University Hospital. Gardaí are […]

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International Sports Stars For Event At Siamsa Tíre This Month

International Sports Stars For Event At Siamsa Tíre This Month

March 13, 2017 at 2:17 pm 0 comments

FORMER Irish rugby international Keith Wood and Kerry senior football team boss Eamonn Fitzmaurice are among the high-profile figures from the world of local, national and international sport who will attend a series of panel discussions on recreation and sport at the launch of the new five-year strategy of the Kerry […]

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Participants at the start of the Half Marathon on Saturday morning. Photo by Dermot Crean

Volunteers Still Needed To Be Stewards At The Marathon This Weekend

March 13, 2017 at 12:57 pm 0 comments

TRALEE Marathon organisers are looking for stewards and volunteers to help run the event on Saturday March 18. The organisers require people to volunteer a few hours to help cover some key spots along the route, with time slots of 9.30 am-12.30 pm and 12.00 pm- 3.00 pm. The marathon is taking […]

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At a special evening in Allo’s Bar & Bistro in Listowel recently, North Kerry’s new Tourism Ambassadors were presented with Certificates by the Listowel Municipal District Deputy Cathaoirleach, Cllr Mike Kennelly, for completion of the very first Tourism Ambassador Programme in Kerry. Fiona Monaghan Failte Ireland,
David Griffin, Pods Ireland
Cllr Dianne Nolan
Eibhlís Hanrahan, Ballylongford Tidy Towns
Cara Trant, Seanchaí Kerry Writers Museum
Siobhan King Failte Ireland
Helen Mullane, Allo's Bar & Bistro
Abbey Murphy, Kerry County Council
Andy Smith, Kerry County Council
Fergus Dunne, I.T. Tralee
Jason Doherty, Ballybunion Prints
Cllr Mike Kennelly
Joan McCarthy, Kerry County Council
Valerie Pickett, Lartigue Monorail & Museum
Cllr Jerry Moloney
Dan Cooke, Ballybunion Tourist Office
Martina Madden, White Sands Hotel
Michelle Culloo, Kerry County Council
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At a special evening in Allo’s Bar & Bistro in Listowel recently, North Kerry’s new Tourism Ambassadors were presented with Certificates by the Listowel Municipal District Deputy Cathaoirleach, Cllr Mike Kennelly, for completion of the very first Tourism Ambassador Programme in Kerry. 
This initiative was developed by Kerry County Council’s Tourism Unit in association with the Institute of Technology in Tralee and the Destination Kerry Tourism Forum. 
The Programme invited participants from a broad range of tourism businesses and organisations to complete a course which covered an overview of tourism in North Kerry, the value and importance of tourism to the region and ensuring our visitors stay longer in the area and leave with memorable experiences.   
Lecturers from  IT Tralee’s Hotel, Culinary & Tourism Department delivered the two-night course with participants from the following businesses/organisations attending: Moriarty's Centra & Post Office in Ballyheigue, Ballybunion Golf Club, Lartigue Monorail & Museum, Pods Ireland in Asdee, Ballybunion Tourist Office, Ballybunion Health & Leisure Centre, The Seanchaí Kerry Writers Museum, Ballybunion Prints and Ballybunion Sand Art, Listowel Arms Hotel, Ballylongford Tidy Towns, Allo's Bar & Bistro and the White Sands Hotel in Ballyheigue.   
Failte Ireland were represented on the evening by Fiona Monaghan, Head of Wild Atlantic Way and Siobhan King, Client Services Officer for North Kerry and both spoke highly of the initiative.
Joan McCarthy, Head of Tourism Development, Kerry County Council spoke on the 'spirit of collaboration that is vital if we are to succeed in keeping our visitors in the area by slowing the visitor down and everyone taking responsibility for putting North Kerry on the visitor map' and confirmed that the Programme will be rolled out to other parts of the county.

New Tourism Ambassadors For North Kerry

March 13, 2017 at 10:24 am 0 comments

THIRTEEN new Tourism Ambassadors for north Kerry have been presented with certificates by the Listowel Municipal District Leas-Cathaoirleach, Cllr Mike Kennelly, upon their completion of the very first Tourism Ambassador Programme in Kerry. The initiative was developed by Kerry County Council’s Tourism Unit in association with the Institute of Technology in […]

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Sarah Donnellan, Erin Donnellan, Kevin Donnellan, Maureen O'Shea and Rachel Fortune at Spa National School's 'Night at the Dogs' on Saturday night. Photo by Lisa O'Mahony.

PHOTOS: A Fun Night At The Dogs For Spa NS

March 12, 2017 at 11:50 am 0 comments

THE Spa/Churchill community and beyond were out in force last night for its ‘Night at the Dogs’ fundraiser. It was a great night of racing with a wide variety of different novelty activities from bouncy castles to face painting for the younger visitors, to a ‘Battle of the Legends’ with former Kerry […]

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Mary O'Halloran, Chris Griffin and Helen Collins at the coffee morning in aid of the Irish Cancer Society at Kirby's Brogue Inn on Friday morning. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Coffee Morning In The Brogue For Irish Cancer Society

March 11, 2017 at 12:23 pm 0 comments

KIRBY’S Brogue Inn was even busier than usual on Friday morning as the local branch of the Irish Cancer Society held a fundraising coffee morning. “We always have it before Daffodil Day and there’s a great crowd here today. All the money goes to research and training ‘daffodil’ nurses,” said […]

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Sharon Browne, Adult Education Officer Kerry ETB; Mr. Owen O’Donnell Director of Further Education and Training with Kerry ETB; Shivaun Shanahan, Adult Education Officer Kerry ETB and Colm McEvoy, CEO of Kerry ETB.

Kerry ETB Fair Is A Must For Jobseekers And Those Looking To Upskill

March 11, 2017 at 9:54 am 0 comments

KERRY ETB will hold its annual Further Education and Training Fair, on Wednesday, March, 22 from 10am to 6pm at the Brandon Hotel. The public are invited to this free event with a variety of interactive skill demonstrations ranging from stonecutting, to 3D printing that can make prototypes, culinary arts, tour guiding, hairdressing, […]

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Ciara Boyd,  Blaithnaid Cotter, Rebecca Duggan and Eimear Ellard

Presentation Girls In Final 50 Of National Competition

March 11, 2017 at 9:23 am 0 comments

A PRESENTATION Tralee TY group have reached the last 50 teams in the SEAI ‘One Good Idea’ competition. Ciara Boyd, Blaithnaid Cotter, Rebecca Duggan and Eimear Allard were extremely busy running their activity week recently and put the finishing touches to the final project submission this week. Continued below… Their project, ‘Locally Grown Is […]

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A Spirited Attempt To Break World Record At Mounthawk

A Spirited Attempt To Break World Record At Mounthawk

March 11, 2017 at 9:20 am 0 comments

  THERE’S more than a ghost of a chance that an attempt to break a Guinness Book of Records will succeed later this month in Mercy Mounthawk Secondary School. The school hopes to break the record of having the most number of ‘ghosts’ in one location and raise funds for the Kerry Branch of Arthritis […]

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Killeen Road In Darkness For Seventh Night In A Row

Killeen Road In Darkness For Seventh Night In A Row

March 10, 2017 at 8:07 pm 0 comments

A STRETCH of the Killeen Road is in darkness for a week now resulting in a dangerous situation for road users and pedestrians. The road affected stretches from the roundabout at Shanakill to just beyond Gaelscoil Mhic Easmainn school. A local resident contacted us today to say she rang Kerry County Council about […]

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Causeway And Dingle School Students Win National Journalism Awards

March 10, 2017 at 5:25 pm 0 comments

KERRY students have won awards in a national competition which develops literacy and critical thinking skills and leads students to analyse the society they live in. The winners of the NewsBrands Ireland’s Press Pass programme, were announced in Dublin today and out of the thousands of entries, Tomás Ó hUallacháin of Pobalscoil Chorca Dhuibhne, An Daingean, […]

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Tralee Jobless Figure Drops Slightly In February

Tralee Jobless Figure Drops Slightly In February

March 10, 2017 at 4:31 pm 0 comments

THE number of people signing on in Tralee dropped slightly last month. In the latest Live Register figures for Kerry from the CSO, it showed Tralee’s jobless figure dropped 17 to 4,535. Overall there has been a 13% drop in the number of people on the Live Register in Kerry in the […]

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Gardaí Investigate Alleged Approach To Child In Milltown

Gardaí Investigate Alleged Approach To Child In Milltown

March 10, 2017 at 3:27 pm 0 comments

GARDAI are looking into an incident where a man is alleged to have made an approach to a child which made her uncomfortable. The alleged incident happened in Ballyoughtra Heights, Milltown on Wednesday between 3.10 and 3.20pm. The young girl was walking in the area at that time when she said that […]

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Kerry For Choice Holds ‘Strike 4 Repeal’ In The Square

Kerry For Choice Holds ‘Strike 4 Repeal’ In The Square

March 10, 2017 at 2:55 pm 0 comments

KERRY for Choice took part in the nationwide Strike 4 Repeal in The Square, on International Women’s Day on Wednesday. “In the two hours we were there more than 130 people, from every demographic, came to show their support for a call for an immediate referendum to repeal the Eighth Amendment,” said […]

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Tralee Businesses Wanted To Take Part In Window Display Competition

Tralee Businesses Wanted To Take Part In Window Display Competition

March 10, 2017 at 2:28 pm 0 comments

TRALEE businesses are in with a chance of winning a cash prize if they enter a competition where they use Irish in their window display. Kerry County Council’s Irish language officer is hoping businesses in Tralee will enter this year’s An Fuinneog is Gaelaí competition ahead of St Patrick’s Day. Kerry County […]

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Mayor Calls For Doubling Of Fines For People Illegally Parking In Disabled Spaces

Mayor Calls For Doubling Of Fines For People Illegally Parking In Disabled Spaces

March 9, 2017 at 4:20 pm 0 comments

THE Mayor of Tralee has called for a doubling of the fine for people caught parking illegally in disabled spaces. Cllr Terry O’Brien (Lab) was speaking at the meeting of the Tralee Municipal District on Monday, where he said the practice was still widespread. At the moment the fine for […]

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New Book Captures Kerry’s Republican Past

New Book Captures Kerry’s Republican Past

March 9, 2017 at 2:22 pm 0 comments

A NEW book just released gathers together stories, articles and photos published  in The Kerryman and details Kerry’s Republican past, telling the full story of the revolutionary period in Kerry. ‘Rebel Kerry – From The Pages Of The Kerryman’, edited by journalist Simon Brouder from the paper, is a book anyone […]

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WATCH: Teenager With Rare Disorder Tells How She Wants To “Be Normal Again”

WATCH: Teenager With Rare Disorder Tells How She Wants To “Be Normal Again”

March 9, 2017 at 1:59 pm 0 comments

THE story of a Kilflynn teenager who suffers from a degenerative disorder has been well documented in the local media over the past couple of weeks, but her family are reminding the public that they can help her get treatment. Sixteen-year-old Tina McElligott suffers from Alpers, a degenerative neurological disorder that slowly diminishes […]

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Traffic Lights Issue In Town Centre To Improve In Coming Days

Traffic Lights Issue In Town Centre To Improve In Coming Days

March 9, 2017 at 12:10 pm 0 comments

TRALEE Chamber Alliance met with Kerry County Council this morning to raise concerns about the timing of the new traffic lights at Mall/Denny Street/Castle Street junction. There has been teething problems with the new system introduced over the past week with motorists experiencing delays waiting for the lights to turn […]

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Kieran Griffin of Kerry Motor Works, Mile Height, Tralee, hands over the keys of a new Ford Kuga Titanium to Breda Dyland of Kerry Cancer Support Group on Wednesday. Also pictured is Trish Kelly of KCSG and Dan Horan, Chairman of KCSG. Photo by Dermot Crean

Cancer Support Group Presented With New Ford Kuga By Kerry Motor Works

March 9, 2017 at 10:33 am 0 comments

KERRY Motor Works has helped out a local cancer support service by presenting them with a vehicle this week. On Wednesday, the members of Kerry Cancer Support Group-Kerry Cork Health Link were given the keys of a 171 Ford Kuga Titanium by Kieran Griffin of Kerry Motor Works at the Mile Height. The vehicle […]

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A Heifer, Coldplay Tickets And More To Be Won With O’Brennan School

A Heifer, Coldplay Tickets And More To Be Won With O’Brennan School

March 9, 2017 at 10:02 am 0 comments

FANCY taking home a heifer? Or Coldplay tickets? Well O’Brennan National School in Kielduff  is preparing for its big fundraising event of the year and yes, the big prize is a freshly calved heifer to the minimum value of €1,400. By purchasing a ticket for €10, your name will be entered into a […]

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Five New Jobs To Be Created At Acorn Life In Kerry

Five New Jobs To Be Created At Acorn Life In Kerry

March 8, 2017 at 5:13 pm 0 comments

ACORN Life is embarking on a nationwide recruitment campaign with five new roles available in the Kerry region. The Life Assurance Company, which has an office in Ashe Street, Tralee, recently won the Deloitte Best Managed Companies (BMC) Award, and say they have over 100 roles to fill nationwide. They are […]

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24 Patients On Trolleys At UHK On Wednesday

24 Patients On Trolleys At UHK On Wednesday

March 8, 2017 at 4:01 pm 0 comments

THERE are 24 patients on trolleys at University Hospital Kerry today according to the Irish Nurses’ and Midwives’ Organisation (INMO) Trolley Watch figures. The HSE is advising non-urgent patients that they may experience significant delays there and says if people’s needs are not urgent, that they contact their GP first to explore other options, […]

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Councillor Wants Defibrillator Placed In Tralee Town Centre

Councillor Wants Defibrillator Placed In Tralee Town Centre

March 8, 2017 at 3:11 pm 1 comment

A TRALEE councillor proposed that a defibrillator be placed in a public place in Tralee town centre, at the recent meeting of Tralee Municipal District of Kerry County Council. Fianna Fail councillor, Norma Foley, said that as the capital of the county, the town needed a debrillator as if there was […]

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Pat Turner, Ann O'Shea, Marilyn O'Shea, Martin Brosnan and Gillian Goggin at the official launch of Darkness Into Light. Photo by Lisa O'Mahony.

Darkness Into Light Tralee Gets Town Centre Office To Take Registrations

March 8, 2017 at 2:40 pm 0 comments

THE Darkness Into Light Tralee group will open for registration for this May’s event at their temporary headquarters in the town centre on Saturday The Darkness Into Light group has been allowed to use the premises on Castle Street, which used to be Divas and Dudes, for the next few months. All funds […]

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Gorka’s Appetite For Success Grows After National Awards

Gorka’s Appetite For Success Grows After National Awards

March 8, 2017 at 1:02 pm 0 comments

A TRALEE-BASED chef was feted by judges at a major national event last week. Head Chef at The Grand Hotel, Gorka Arrieta, won a Silver Medal for his salted cod dish and a merit award for his lamb dish at the Catex Exhibition 2017 in Dublin More than 10,000 industry professionals were […]

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New €1.5m ‘Restaurant 58’ Opens At Ballygarry House Hotel

New €1.5m ‘Restaurant 58’ Opens At Ballygarry House Hotel

March 8, 2017 at 12:05 pm 0 comments

THERE is huge excitement amongst the team at Ballygarry House this week as the doors have opened to Restaurant 58, the newest addition to the four-star property. The name is derived from its origins in 1958 when the hotel first opened. Development began in late September on the former hotel restaurant, […]

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Castle Bar Looks Forward To Rollover Rollercoaster Of A Week For Cheltenham

Castle Bar Looks Forward To Rollover Rollercoaster Of A Week For Cheltenham

March 8, 2017 at 10:19 am 0 comments

CHELTENHAM week is coming and there’s some line-up of craic planned for The Castle Bar. It all revolves around their famous Rollover competition where thousands of euros will be won. Running since 1998, it has now grown to the stage where there are over 115 entries for this year so far. At €100 per entry, that’s a lot […]

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Ted and Breda Moynihan and Family and the Committee of the Kerry Association in Dublin

Ted Honoured In Dublin With Kerry Person Of The Year Award

March 8, 2017 at 10:18 am 0 comments

OVER 200 people in Ballsbridge Hotel gave a standing ovation to Ted Moynihan as he entered the ballroom on the arm of the Cathaoirleach of the Kerry Association in Dublin, Leesha Duffy on Saturday. Ted was with his family in Dublin to accept the Kerry Person Of The Year 2017. The award was in […]

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