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Miriam Murphy.

Night Of Programmes Dedicated To Miriam Murphy On Lyric FM

August 1, 2020 at 11:59 am Comments are Disabled

RTÉ lyric fm will celebrate the life of Tralee soprano Miriam Murphy with two special programmes  tonight (Saturday). Miriam Murphy passed away in July and tributes poured in from all over the music world for the talented Tralee woman who brought so much joy to people with her extraordinary voice. […]

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No New Kerry Cases, 38 More Reported Nationally

No New Kerry Cases, 38 More Reported Nationally

July 31, 2020 at 6:21 pm Comments are Disabled

THERE were no new cases of Coronavirus reported for Kerry this evening, with the total number since the start of the pandemic still at 317. The number of people who have tested positive for the virus in the Republic of Ireland so far, now stands at 26,065 after 38 new […]

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Members of Tralee Tidy Towns, back from left, Tim Guiheen, Joe Moynihan, Mary Dolan and Anne Marie Fuller with (in front) Anluan Dunne and Gillian Wharton, encouraging people to take part in the Tralee Tidy Towns Survey. Photo by Dermot Crean

Tralee Tidy Towns Needs Your Input With New Survey

July 31, 2020 at 11:13 am Comments are Disabled

TRALEE Tidy Towns is continuing to appeal to the people of Tralee to take part in a new survey (see link below) as part of a drive to get more people involved. The Tidy Towns competition has evolved considerably in recent years with marks awarded for streetscaping, landscaping,  biodiversity, sustainability, […]

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Pictured at the launch of Women on the Water in Killorglin are (from left): Mary McGrath, Kerry Canoe Club, Killorglin, Jimmy Deenihan, Kerry Recreation & Sports Partnership and Colette Lawlor, Canoeing Ireland with members of the Canoe Club. Pic: Pauline Dennigan

New Programme Aims To Get ‘Women On The Water’

July 31, 2020 at 10:46 am Comments are Disabled

WITH the reopening of our county, Kerry Recreation and Sports Partnership, has announced a new programme designed for women called ‘Kerry’s Explore Our Waterways – Women on the Water’. “Kerry’s abundant Waterways provide an ideal environment for people to get outside and get active,” said Jimmy Deenihan, Chairperson of Kerry Recreation […]

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Photo by Ian Schneider

Survey Suggests Kerry Is Most Popular Staycation Spot For Irish Holidaymakers

July 31, 2020 at 10:27 am Comments are Disabled

A NEW survey suggest Kerry is the most popular destination for Irish people  staycationing this summer and at least €800 will be spent by those taking a holiday at home. The research, carried out by fuel and convenience retailer Circle K in July on over 1,300 adults, has revealed that […]

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Alex Hoffman

Legal Briefs: Drones And The Law

July 31, 2020 at 9:58 am Comments are Disabled

With drones becoming less expensive and more widely available, Alex Hoffman of Pierse McCarthy Lucey Solicitors gives the legal low-down on this popular aerial technology… According to the Irish Aviation Authority (IAA), there were over 22,000 registered drone owners at the start of March of this year. That figure is […]

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Protest To Support Black Lives Matter In Tralee This Sunday

Protest To Support Black Lives Matter In Tralee This Sunday

July 31, 2020 at 9:58 am 8 comments

A PROTEST to support the Black Lives Matter movement has been organised for this Sunday from 2pm to 4pm in The Square. The protest will be a peaceful one with participants urged to stand in solidarity with anyone affected by racism in society. It’s also a protest against direct provision […]

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None In Kerry, But 85 More COVID-19 Cases Confirmed Nationally

None In Kerry, But 85 More COVID-19 Cases Confirmed Nationally

July 30, 2020 at 6:31 pm 1 comment

THERE were no new cases of Coronavirus reported for Kerry this evening, with the total number since the start of the pandemic still at 317. The number of people who have tested positive for the virus in the Republic of Ireland so far, now stands at 25,027 after 85 new […]

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Michael Healy Rae

Counties Limiting Spread Of COVID-19 Should Be Allowed Open Fully Sooner Says Healy Rae

July 30, 2020 at 1:51 pm 1 comment

A KERRY TD has said that counties successfully limiting the spread of Coronavirus, should be allowed greater speed in reopening businesses. With just one confirmed case of Covid 19 in the last 14 days in Kerry, Independent Deputy Michael Healy Rae is calling on the Government to use information from […]

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New Inter-Agency Group Established To Promote Employment In Kerry

New Inter-Agency Group Established To Promote Employment In Kerry

July 30, 2020 at 1:37 pm Comments are Disabled

A NEW interagency group has been established to promote employment creation and retention in Kerry. The working group is one of the many initiatives in place to help to reboot the Kerry economy and to support businesses through the current economic challenges. The Employment Creation and Retention Working Group has […]

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Another Rainfall Warning To Take Effect In Kerry Overnight

Another Rainfall Warning To Take Effect In Kerry Overnight

July 30, 2020 at 1:24 pm Comments are Disabled

ANOTHER Status Yellow Rainfall Warning has been issued by Met Éireann for Kerry to take effect overnight. Heavy rain with accumulations between 20 and 40mm expected, potentially higher amounts possible in mountainous areas. Localised flooding, poor visibility and poor driving conditions are expected. It comes after heavy rain in Kerry caused localised […]

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Run, Walk Or Cycle 5k To Help Tralee Branch Of Irish Red Cross

Run, Walk Or Cycle 5k To Help Tralee Branch Of Irish Red Cross

July 30, 2020 at 11:47 am Comments are Disabled

THE Tralee branch of the Irish Red Cross is appealing for people to run, walk or cycle 5k in aid of the service on the weekend of August 22/23 and make a donation to their gofundme page. The Tralee branch was recently donated a 132 Mercedes sprinter from NAS (National […]

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Significant Increase In New .ie Domains Registered In Kerry This Year

Significant Increase In New .ie Domains Registered In Kerry This Year

July 30, 2020 at 10:58 am Comments are Disabled

A TOTAL of 716 new .ie domains were registered in Kerry in the first half of 2020 up to June 30, a 17% year-on-year increase, according to new figures released today by IE Domain Registry in its latest .ie Domain Profile Report. There were 6,303 new .ie domain registrations in […]

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St Brendan’s Park FC To Host Charity Soccer Tournament

St Brendan’s Park FC To Host Charity Soccer Tournament

July 30, 2020 at 10:34 am Comments are Disabled

A TRALEE soccer club is finalising plans to host a 16 team charity soccer tournament in aid of the Kenya Education Project next month. St Brendan’s Park FC is set to host the tournament on Saturday August 22 at Christy Leahy Park. The Kenya Education Project was founded by a […]

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Rotary Clubs Organise Bike Drop-Off To Help African Schoolchildren

Rotary Clubs Organise Bike Drop-Off To Help African Schoolchildren

July 30, 2020 at 10:28 am Comments are Disabled

THE Rotary Kerry School Bikes for Africa Drop off Point Launch will take place next Thursday, August 6 at 11am at the Dingle Civic Amenity Site, Ballineesteenig, Dingle. This is a project supported by the Kerry Rotary Clubs of Dingle, Killarney and Tralee. Last year there were more than 400 bikes […]

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Free Access To Tourism Attractions All Over Kerry Today

Free Access To Tourism Attractions All Over Kerry Today

July 30, 2020 at 9:47 am Comments are Disabled

THERE is free entry today (Thursday) to 30 visitor attractions throughout the county as part of Kerry Tourism Day a new initiative by Kerry County Council and the Kerry Tourism Industry Federation. There is a variety of attractions and activities to choose from  all over the county from Tarbert Bridewell  […]

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Some of the items seized by gardai at houses in Killarney.

Gardaí Seize Weapons, Cash And Drugs At Houses In Kerry

July 29, 2020 at 5:57 pm Comments are Disabled

GARDAI have seized suspected drugs, cash and offensive weapons during searches in Kerry today. As part of an ongoing operation targeting criminal activity in the Killarney town area, Gardaí carried out searches at four houses in Killarney town. The planned searches began at 8am and were led by the Kerry Divisional […]

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No New COVID-19 Cases In Kerry, 14 Confirmed Nationally

No New COVID-19 Cases In Kerry, 14 Confirmed Nationally

July 29, 2020 at 5:48 pm Comments are Disabled

THERE were no new cases of Coronavirus reported for Kerry this evening, with the total number since the start of the pandemic still at 317. The number of people who have tested positive for the virus in the Republic of Ireland so far, now stands at 25,942 after 14 new […]

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Owen Rua.

Tralee Singer/Songwriter Releases Debut Single

July 29, 2020 at 4:33 pm Comments are Disabled

TRALEE singer/songwriter Owen Rua has released his debut single ‘Do You Ever Think of Me?’ last Friday. The single is receiving a great reaction so far with interviews and plays on Spin South West, Indie Star radio, Limerick 102fm, Radio Kerry, Near Fm, Mid West Radio, KCLR96fm as well as […]

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Heritage Weekend at the Forge in Churchill, by the Spa Fenit Community Council, begins on Saturday August 15th, we will start with a Vintage Car Run beginning at the Forge in Churchill at 7pm, and on Sunday August 16th at 12noon it is the turn of the Vintage Tractors to take off and returning at 2pm to a full day at the Forge, with new attractions  in the Hall, and Field events, committee from left Nora Landers, Dermot Crowley, John Foley, Peter Carmody and Michelle Burke. Pic John Cleary.

Heritage Weekend To Go Ahead At Churchill Forge Next Month

July 29, 2020 at 12:44 pm Comments are Disabled

SPA Fenit Community Council have decided to go ahead with the annual Heritage Weekend at the Forge in Churchill and will conform with Government and HSE guidelines for their programme of events. However, the events on Saturday, August and Sunday August 16 will be restricted somewhat this year. On Saturday […]

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Ballygarry And Rose Hotels Make Tripadvisor Top Hotels In Ireland 2020 List

Ballygarry And Rose Hotels Make Tripadvisor Top Hotels In Ireland 2020 List

July 29, 2020 at 12:11 pm Comments are Disabled

TWO Tralee hotels made the Top 25 list in the Tripadvisor Travellers Choice Awards announced yesterday. The four-star Ballygarry House Hotel & Spa made No.5 on the list out of 950 in Ireland, ahead of many five star hotels. The Rose Hotel made No.15 on the list. The Travellers’ Choice […]

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Minister Foley Says Govt Will Work With IDA To Help Find Jobs For Borg Warner Employees

Minister Foley Says Govt Will Work With IDA To Help Find Jobs For Borg Warner Employees

July 29, 2020 at 11:46 am 2 comments

MINISTER for Education Norma Foley has expressed her deep regret and disappointment that the BorgWarner factory is to close with the loss of over 200 jobs in her home town and said she is working to ensure workers are offered upskilling and retraining opportunities to secure alternative employment. The company, […]

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Some of the suspected cannabis plants seized in Dingle.

Man Arrested After €4,800 Of Suspected Cannabis Seized

July 29, 2020 at 10:42 am Comments are Disabled

Gardaí have seized €4,800 of suspected cannabis plants in Lispole on Tuesday, July 28. At around 6pm Gardaí from the Kerry Divisional Drugs Unit, assisted by Dingle Gardaí, executed a search warrant at a house in the Lispole area. Gardaí were forced to breech the back door of the house as […]

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No Kerry Cases, But 40 New COVID-19 Cases Confirmed Nationally

No Kerry Cases, But 40 New COVID-19 Cases Confirmed Nationally

July 28, 2020 at 6:08 pm 1 comment

THERE were no new cases of Coronavirus reported for Kerry this evening, with the total number since the start of the pandemic still at 317. The number of people who have tested positive for the virus in the Republic of Ireland so far, now stands at 25,929 after 40 new […]

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Borg Warner To Close Next Year With Loss Of Over 200 Jobs

Borg Warner To Close Next Year With Loss Of Over 200 Jobs

July 28, 2020 at 3:46 pm 1 comment

BorgWarner, which is based in Monavalley, will close at the end of next March with the loss of over 200 jobs. The decision was made due to a drop in demand for products made at the factory and the COVID-19 crisis was not a factor. BorgWarner is a US multinational […]

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Status Yellow Rainfall Warning For Kerry Tomorrow

Status Yellow Rainfall Warning For Kerry Tomorrow

July 28, 2020 at 12:55 pm Comments are Disabled

A STATUS Yellow Rainfall warning for Kerry has been issued for Kerry (and only Kerry) today by Met Éireann. From Wednesday morning until Thursday morning, heavy rainfall will bring 35 to 50 mm of rain with higher amounts possible in mountainous areas. Spot flooding, poor visibility and hazardous driving conditions are […]

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Sponsored: TAMS Surge Sees Cultivate Loans From Credit Unions To The Fore

July 28, 2020 at 12:48 pm Comments are Disabled

WITH Targeted Agricultural Modernisation Scheme (TAMS) II due to close at the end of December 2020, farmers in Kerry, who are planning investment need to apply as soon as possible. Over the last 5 years TAMS grant aid to the value of €204 million has being invested on Irish farms. […]

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Gardaí Arrest Man In Relation To Suspected Invoice Re-direct Fraud In Kerry

Gardaí Arrest Man In Relation To Suspected Invoice Re-direct Fraud In Kerry

July 28, 2020 at 12:28 pm Comments are Disabled

GARDAI have arrested a man in relation to suspected invoice re-direct fraud in Kerry. The fraud began in mid-2019 when an organisation received an email from an email address claiming to be a company who they do regular business with. The email requested that payment of an outstanding invoice be […]

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The new Wild Atlantic Way Viewing point at the clifftop site of the OPW run Ionad an Bhlascaoid (Blasket Centre) in Dún Chaoin in the West Kerry Gaeltacht. Photo: Valerie O’Sullivan

New Viewing Point At Blasket Centre Officially Opened

July 28, 2020 at 12:18 pm 1 comment

THE new spectacular Wild Atlantic Way Viewing point at the clifftop site of the OPW-run Ionad an Bhlascaoid (Blasket Centre) in Dún Chaoin in the West Kerry Gaeltacht was opened today by Patrick O’Donovan T.D., Minister of State with responsibility for the Office of Public Works (OPW) The addition to […]

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Retailers Encouraged To Participate In Webinar This Thursday

Retailers Encouraged To Participate In Webinar This Thursday

July 28, 2020 at 11:54 am Comments are Disabled

RETAILERS across Kerry are being invited to a one-off online Retail Forum this Thursday, July 30 at 9am. The forum, being hosted by Kerry County Council, the Kerry Chambers and Kerry Local Enterprise Office, is open to all retail business owners in Kerry to input directly into a number of […]

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