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The Holy Family team, winners in the Plate final.

PHOTOS: Mercy Mounthawk Hosts Tournament To Promote Basketball In Primary Schools

May 22, 2019 at 12:10 pm 0 comments

TEAMS from primary schools around Tralee and beyond gathered in Mercy Mounthawk gym on Monday for a tournament aimed at promoting the game of basketball. The sport is enjoying a resurgence in popularity over the past few years thanks to the achievements of Garvey’s Tralee Warriors, so the organisers feel […]

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A stretch of the R556 will close to two way traffic in two weeks time.

Don’t Close Dale Road To Two-Way Traffic Says Local Election Candidate

May 22, 2019 at 11:02 am 0 comments

A CANDIDATE in the upcoming local elections has called for the Council to rethink closing a 2.2km stretch of the Tralee-Ballybunion Road to two-way traffic from the end of this month. Aontú Candidate in the Listowel Electoral Area, Sonny Foran, called for a Council to halt the proposed traffic diversion […]

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Aisling Foley and Mark Sullivan of The Rose Hotel, Mags O'Sullivan of The Aqua Dome, Sandra Leahy of Kerry County Museum, Declan Dowling and Heather Hartley of Kingdom Greyhound Stadium and Michaela Edwards of Wild Water Adventures at the Go Kerry — ‘Grow Your Business’ event at the Workbench space in Bank of Ireland Tralee on Monday evening. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Large Attendance At Tourism Event In Bank Of Ireland Tralee

May 22, 2019 at 10:43 am 0 comments

THERE was a great turnout at Bank of Ireland Tralee branch on Monday as tourism business interests from around the county heard from experts in the industry. Around 100 representatives from local hospitality businesses registered their interest in attending the Go Kerry — ‘Grow Your Business’ in the Workbench event […]

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Joe Hennebery of Kerry Hospice accepts a cheque for €747 from Alison McGaley, Eileen O'Mahony and Anne Ahern of Guiney's, the proceeds of a coffee/fashion morning at the store last month. Photo by Dermot Crean

Guiney’s Staff Raise Funds For Palliative Care Unit

May 21, 2019 at 3:50 pm 0 comments

STAFF from Guiney’s on Abbeycourt held a coffee/fashion morning in aid of the Palliative Care Unit back on April 26 and managed to raise a lot of money. Joe Hennebery from the Kerry Hospice was at the store on Monday to collect a cheque for €747. Organised by Eileen O’Mahony […]

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Cathal Foley.

Local Authority Needs To Build More Houses Says Tralee Area Sinn Féin Candidate

May 21, 2019 at 3:36 pm 0 comments

SINN Féin local election candidate Cathal Foley has said that local authorities need to get back to what they did best in the past by building social and affordable housing. Mr Foley – who is running in the Tralee Electoral Area in the local elections which take place on this […]

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Kerry ETB IT Support Course With High Rate Of Job Placement

Kerry ETB IT Support Course With High Rate Of Job Placement

May 21, 2019 at 1:56 pm 0 comments

IF a career as an Computer Systems Technician or IT Support Specialist is something you have ever considered, an upcoming traineeship at Kerry ETB Training Centre is something you should look at. Boasting 80%+ job placement rate, 12 weeks industry work placement and a range newly updated professional certifications from […]

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The property at High Street up for auction.

Kerry Properties To Go To Online Auction

May 21, 2019 at 12:35 pm 0 comments

SEVEN Kerry properties are for sale at the latest Bidx1 online auction on Wednesday and Thursday this week. In Tralee, a two storey building at 7 High Street, Tralee, has a guide price of €60,000. This is an office investment comprising a two storey office building, extending to approximately 102 sq. m […]

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Ardfert NS pupils join Declan Dowling of Kingdom Greyhound Stadium in launching the school's fundraising 'Night At The Dogs'. Photo by Dermot Crean

Ardfert Community Urged To Support Fundraiser For Local School

May 21, 2019 at 12:19 pm 1 comment

ARDFERT National School has launched its ‘Night At The Dogs’ Fundraiser which will be held on Saturday, June 15. Plans are now well underway for what organisers are promising will be the Ardfert community’s night of the year. Chief Organiser, Helena Clifford of the Parents’ Association said; “Preparations began before […]

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Kerry Airport

Profits And Passenger Numbers Up At Kerry Airport

May 21, 2019 at 12:06 pm 0 comments

KERRY Airport has released the Annual Report & Accounts for the 12-month period ended 31st December 2018, reporting an operating profit after taxation for the period of €966,056 as compared to €728,626 in the previous year. Passenger numbers handled by the Airport for the year of 365,339 are up +9% […]

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Deirdre Enright, Michael Scannell, Cathaoirleach Norma Foley and Kate Kennelly of Kerry County Council. Photo: Domnick Walsh.

Events Planned In Tralee For Cruinniú na nÓg This June

May 21, 2019 at 11:41 am 0 comments

CRUINNIÚ na nÓg is taking place all over Ireland on Saturday  June 15 and there’s no shortage of free events in Tralee for young people. A full programme of creative celebrations for children, teenagers and young adults is planned.  The programme in Kerry offers a vast choice of events and […]

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Don O’Neill with husband Pascal Guillermie.

Don and Pascal To Return For Recovery Haven Kerry Gala Ball 

May 21, 2019 at 11:01 am 0 comments

FOLLOWING on from the overwhelming success of last year’s sell-out fundraising gala ball with designer Don O’Neill and husband Pascal Guillermie, Recovery Haven Kerry is thrilled to announce that the dynamic duo are set to return to Kerry to do it all again this July. Tralee’s Ballyroe Heights Hotel will […]

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Candidate Calls For Recruitment Of Consultant Cardiologist At UHK

Candidate Calls For Recruitment Of Consultant Cardiologist At UHK

May 20, 2019 at 3:40 pm 0 comments

A LABOUR candidate in the Tralee Electoral Area has called for the immediate advertising of the vacant consultant cardiologist role at University Hospital Kerry. Ben Slimm, a Tralee local election candidate has called for a recruitment process to fill the role at UHK, which has been vacant for over a […]

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Gardaí Warn Businesses About Invoice Scam As Kerry Company Defrauded Of Thousands

Gardaí Warn Businesses About Invoice Scam As Kerry Company Defrauded Of Thousands

May 20, 2019 at 3:32 pm 0 comments

GARDAI in Kerry are warning businesses about the continuing existence of invoice redirect fraud and so called CEO fraud and urges businesses to remind employees to treat any request to change bank account details with extreme caution. A case where a Kerry company lost tens of thousands of euro was […]

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Gardaí Investigate Unprovoked Assault And Theft Incidents

Gardaí Investigate Unprovoked Assault And Theft Incidents

May 20, 2019 at 3:14 pm 0 comments

GARDAI are investigating incidents of assault and theft in the Tralee area over the past week and are looking for the public’s assistance. In the early hours of Saturday morning, a man was assaulted by another at about 2.30am on Castle Street. He suffered minor, but not insignificant, injuries in […]

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Alayna Gannon and Sarah Fitzgerald (J18), Paula Moloney and Catriona Donovan (Masters), and James Morris and Jim Breen (Masters) who won gold medals at the weekend.

Tralee Rowing Club Wins Three Golds At Regatta In Limerick

May 20, 2019 at 2:41 pm 1 comment

THERE were three gold medals for Tralee Rowing Club crews at Castleconnell Sprint Regatta in Co. Limerick last Saturday. The doubles of Alayna Gannon and Sarah Fitzgerald (J18), Paula Moloney and Catriona Donovan (Masters), and James Morris and Jim Breen (Masters) finished in first place in their respective races. Heidi […]

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Minister Brendan Griffin (centre) with Mike Fleming of Killorglin Rowing Club (left) and Ireland International Rower, Monika Dukarska (right).

Tralee Clubs And Organisations Among Recipients Of Grants

May 20, 2019 at 1:38 pm 0 comments

MINISTER of State for Tourism & Sport, Brendan Griffin, has announced over €600,000 in Equipment Grants for 33 Kerry Sports Clubs & Organisations. Tralee Parnells, Tralee Boxing Club and 1st Kerry Tralee Scout Group are among the recipients of the grants (see full list below). The funding is part of […]

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A site we got used tolast year in the summer months. Photo by Dermot Crean.

Kerry Retains Its 14 Blue Flags At Beaches Around The County

May 20, 2019 at 12:45 pm 0 comments

THE Cathaoirleach of Kerry County Council, Cllr Norma Foley has warmly welcomed the news that Kerry has retained its 14 Blue Flags at 13 of the county’s beaches as well as Fenit Marina. The decision of the International Blue Flag jury announced today (Monday) sees the following beaches retain their […]

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Setting off at the start of the Donal Walsh Spa NS 6k Challenge on Sunday morning. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Another Fantastic Turnout For Donal Walsh Spa NS 6K Challenge

May 20, 2019 at 11:26 am 0 comments

ONCE again, the weather stayed fine and the crowds came out for the ‘Donal Walsh Spa 6K Challenge’ hosted by the local school on Sunday. The family fun day was organised by the school community in honour of Donal, their past pupil and saw hundreds take to the road for the […]

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The suspected heroin seized last night.

Two Men Arrested After €3,000 Of Suspected Heroin Is Seized

May 20, 2019 at 11:20 am 0 comments

Gardaí have arrested two men in their late teens and early 20s and seized approximately €3,000 of suspected heroin in Knockananlig, Castleisland, on Sunday. Shortly after 9.30pm, Gardaí from the Divisional Drugs Unit stopped a car in Knockananlig. Following a search of the car Gardaí discovered suspected heroin with an […]

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PHOTOS: Tralee On Social Media This Week

PHOTOS: Tralee On Social Media This Week

May 19, 2019 at 1:11 pm Comments are Disabled

Every week we compile photos posted on Twitter and Instagram of Tralee and beyond. If you’d like a photo to feature, just tag #Tralee and we’ll see it… An award for IT Tralee… Congrats to @UNESCOITTralee on winning the #AmChamRIA US – Ireland Research innovation award in Higher Education! pic.twitter.com/nS38rc8PYd […]

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Presentation pupil Amberley O'Mahony with mom Kayleigh O'Mahony, grandparents Peter Ellis and Phil and Dan O'Mahony, at her First Holy Communion in St John's Church on Saturday morning. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Presentation And Holy Family Pupils Enjoy First Holy Communion Day

May 19, 2019 at 12:17 pm Comments are Disabled

AFTER the beautiful weather of the past two Saturdays, it was disappointingly dull and overcast on the morning of First Holy Communion Day for Holy Family and Presentation school pupils. It didn’t dampen the spirits of the children though and they had a great day with their families. There were […]

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Roger Harty: Don’t Be Wasting Your Battery

Roger Harty: Don’t Be Wasting Your Battery

May 19, 2019 at 12:00 pm 2 comments

THERE is something about the month of May that I love. It’s exciting in many ways in the sense that it’s really all about renewal and rebirth. It’s so consistent — the trees have new leaves, the birds are nesting, baby lambs are born, the sound of the cuckoo can […]

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Sinead Crean, Fiona James, Denise Hanbidge, Jillian Maher, Liza Barrett, Leanne Brennan and Thomas McGrath at the Throwback 90s Disco in Benner's Hotel on Friday night. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Going Back In Time At 90s Throwback Disco In Benners

May 18, 2019 at 9:39 am Comments are Disabled

THE sounds of the 90s permeated through the walls of Benners Hotel on Friday night as they hosted a nostalgic fundraiser in aid of Kerry Branch of Cystic Fibrosis Ireland. Organised by Karen Twamley whose son Harry (2) has Cystic Fibrosis, it proved a huge success. “It was a brilliant […]

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Casey O'Donnell, Clara Moran, Orla O'Sullivan, Ciara Lynch, Laura Devane and Ciara Darcy at the Presentation Secondary School Graduation on Friday. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: An Emotional Graduation Day For Presentation Sixth Years

May 18, 2019 at 9:37 am Comments are Disabled

THE end of schooldays is nigh and things tend to get a bit emotional for sixth year students. This was certainly true on Friday as the 83 Presentation Secondary girls in the ‘Class of 2019’ enjoyed their graduation day. “It’s a wonderful day, it’s very emotional whether you’re a teacher, […]

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Learn More About Getting Back To Education At Tralee VTOS Information Morning

Learn More About Getting Back To Education At Tralee VTOS Information Morning

May 18, 2019 at 9:35 am Comments are Disabled

TRALEE VTOS Adult Education College are currently enrolling for their upcoming courses for September next and to that end they are hosting an open information morning next Thursday, May 23, from 10am to 1pm. Courses are FREE to Adults over 21, who are in receipt of a DES payment.  You […]

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Know Your Rights: What You Need To Know About Force Majeure Leave 

May 18, 2019 at 9:33 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: My daughter was taken suddenly ill and I left work early to go to hospital with her. Can I take a half day as force majeure leave?  Answer: The Parental […]

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Keanu Reeves as John Wick.

McCann At The Movies: Latest ‘John Wick’ Offering Is A Thrill A Minute

May 18, 2019 at 9:31 am Comments are Disabled

John McCann says John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum is a crazy high octane rollercoaster not for the squeamish!… Following in the vein of closing chapters of successful franchises after the box office record breaking Avengers: Endgame, this week I made my way to Tralee Omniplex to catch the third […]

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The new Workbench facility at Bank of Ireland in Tralee.

Hospitality Businesses Urged To Register For Go Kerry Event This Monday

May 17, 2019 at 5:35 pm Comments are Disabled

BANK of Ireland is calling on local hospitality businesses in Kerry to register their interest in attending the Go Kerry — ‘Grow Your Business’ event taking place this Monday, May 20, in the Workbench event space in Bank of Ireland, Tralee from 6pm to 7.30pm. As part of its 2019 […]

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Launching the 90s Disco in aid of Kerry Branch of Cystic Fibrosis Ireland were Stuart, Harry, Karen and Emily Twamley with Kieran Donaghy and Orlagh Winters. Photo by Dermot Crean

Go Back To The 90s At Fundraising Disco In Benner’s

May 17, 2019 at 5:11 pm Comments are Disabled

DON’T forget that a ‘Throwback Nineties Disco’ is taking place at Benners Hotel tonight (Friday) in aid of the Kerry Branch of Cystic Fibrosis Ireland. Organised by Karen Twamley whose son Harry (2) has Cystic Fibrosis, it promises to be a fantastic night. DJ Retro (aka Terence Crean) will provide the […]

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Edmund Rice Award recipient Ciaran Sears with parents Margaret and Tom Sears at the CBS The Green Student Awards night in The Rose Hotel on Thursday. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: CBS The Green Holds Inaugural Awards For Excellence

May 17, 2019 at 1:04 pm Comments are Disabled

CBS The Green school held their annual awards ceremony at The Rose Hotel on Thursday night. It was occasion to appreciate the remarkable achievements and commitment of their students. Organiser, teacher Karen Tobin, was delighted with the evening. She noted that “this event recognises and celebrates the pupils achievements across the […]

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