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Gardaí In Tralee Seek Assistance In Locating Missing Teenager

Gardaí In Tralee Seek Assistance In Locating Missing Teenager

January 13, 2020 at 2:44 pm 0 comments

GARDAI in Tralee are seeking assistance from the public in locating Elise Mulamba, 16 years, who was last seen in the Tralee area at approximately 1pm on Saturday, January 11, 2020. Elise is described as being 5 foot 6 inches in height with a thin build and long black hair. […]

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Council Crews Responded To 15 Incidents Of Fallen Trees Around County

Council Crews Responded To 15 Incidents Of Fallen Trees Around County

January 13, 2020 at 12:50 pm 0 comments

THE Kerry Local Coordination Group met this afternoon to continue to coordinate the response to Storm Brendan and the Status Orange wind warning for Kerry which is in effect until 9.00pm. Kerry County Council crews have responded to approximately 15 incidents of fallen trees on roads, particularly in the south […]

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In front; Frank O'Connor and Club Chairman Haulie Kerins are joined by club members at the launch of the Kerins O'Rahillys 10k/5k run on Saturday. Photo by Dermot Crean

Charlie Kerins To Be Remembered At GAA Club’s Annual 10k/5k Event

January 13, 2020 at 12:34 pm 0 comments

HUNDREDS take part in the event every year and the annual Kerins O’Rahillys 10k run and 5k fun run is set to be another big draw on Sunday, January 26. Held in association with FBD Insurance, this year’s run will honour the memory of Charlie Kerins. “Kerins O’Rahillys are delighted to […]

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Jack Grace.

Everything Is Going Swimmingly For Kingdom SC’s Jack Grace

January 13, 2020 at 11:40 am 0 comments

KINGDOM Swimming Club swimmer Jack Grace recently won gold at the National Irish Short Course (SC) Championships for the 100 Freestyle at the National Aquatic Centre Dublin. This was a huge achievement for the 21 year old Listowel native and another step closer to his dream of making an Irish […]

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Council Asks Public To Take Precautions As Storm Brendan Approaches

Council Asks Public To Take Precautions As Storm Brendan Approaches

January 12, 2020 at 1:06 pm 0 comments

KERRY County Council is asking the public to take necessary precautions in the light of Met Éireann issuing a Status Orange warning for wind for counties including Kerry. The weather warning, issued yesterday, is in effect from 7am to 3pm on Monday, 13 January and Met Éireann says that as Storm Brendan […]

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PHOTOS: #Tralee On Social Media This Week

PHOTOS: #Tralee On Social Media This Week

January 12, 2020 at 12:14 pm 0 comments

Every week we compile photos of Tralee and beyond posted on Twitter and Instagram. If you’d like a photo to feature, just tag #Tralee and we’ll see it… The ladies really enjoyed their weekend… The Roses of Tralee meet up every year for their own special reunion. That’s 1959 Rose […]

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Deirdre Millane

Local Teacher To Launch Debut Album At Siamsa Next Week

January 12, 2020 at 11:26 am 1 comment

A CLARE native who is teaching in a Tralee primary school will launch her debut album next weekend in Tralee. Scoil Eoin, Balloonagh, teacher Deirdre Millane is from Kilmore, Co. Clare and is no stranger to the trad scene, boasting an array of prestigious awards under her belt by the […]

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Roses of Tralee gathered at The Rose Hotel on Saturday night.

Roses Of Tralee Get Together At The Rose Hotel

January 12, 2020 at 11:25 am 0 comments

A GROUP of Roses of Tralee from all parts of the world came to Tralee this weekend for their annual get together. Distance is no problem for these ladies who travelled from Chicago, San Francisco, UK and all parts of Ireland. From the very first Rose of Tralee, Alice O’Sullivan […]

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New Programme For Community Organisations And Not-For-Profit Enterprises

New Programme For Community Organisations And Not-For-Profit Enterprises

January 12, 2020 at 11:25 am 0 comments

A NEW programme for community organisations and not-for-profit enterprises is being run by NEWKD in association with O’Leary & Associates Training & Consultancy Ltd. The Community Business Accelerator Programme is designed for community & voluntary and not-for-profit organisations that are generating revenue or are in receipt of public funding. The Programme […]

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Roger Harty: Change

Roger Harty: Change

January 12, 2020 at 11:24 am 2 comments

IT was a Greek philosopher called Heraclitus who lived around 500 BC who came up with the statement “The only constant is change”. It goes without saying that he didn’t say it in those exact words as he spoke in some sort of Greek/Turkish language but it had exactly the […]

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Met Eireann.

Status Orange Wind Warning For Kerry On Monday

January 11, 2020 at 6:32 pm 0 comments

A Status Orange Wind warning has been issued for Kerry and several other counties for a period on Monday. As Storm Brendan tracks to the northwest of Ireland, southerly winds will reach mean speeds of 65 to 80 km/h with gusts of 110 to 130 km/h, highest in coastal areas. […]

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Na Gaeil Through To All-Ireland Junior Club Final In Croke Park

Na Gaeil Through To All-Ireland Junior Club Final In Croke Park

January 11, 2020 at 3:36 pm 0 comments

NA Gaeil will have their day in Croke Park in two weeks time, after they won their All-Ireland Junior Club Semi-Final this afternoon. The Oakpark clubmen beat Kilmaine of Mayo in Cusack Park, Ennis, and can now look forward to a date in headquarters on Saturday, January 25, as one of […]

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Some of the cast of 'Hairspray', Padraig Harrington, Sorcha Ringland and Lorcan Ryan  at rehearsals in Mercy Mounthawk last week. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Mounthawk Students Rehearsing For Latest Production

January 11, 2020 at 11:33 am 0 comments

MERCY Mounthawk students have been working hard over the past few months rehearsing for their latest stage production, with some even coming in the morning after their school debs. With a cast of about 140, taking in students from all years, they will bring the much-loved musical ‘Hairspray’ to the […]

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History Of Faction Fighting In Kerry Explored In New Book

History Of Faction Fighting In Kerry Explored In New Book

January 11, 2020 at 11:30 am 0 comments

THE brutal history of faction fighting in Kerry is explored in a new book to be launched next week. ‘Days Of The Blackthorn – Faction Fighters Of Kerry’ by Sean Moraghan, details some grim encounters in all parts of the county, including the Battle of Ballyeagh near Ballybunion in 1834, between […]

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New Figures For Kerry Show General Increase In Crime Last Year

New Figures For Kerry Show General Increase In Crime Last Year

January 11, 2020 at 11:28 am 0 comments

THE latest crime figures from the Kerry Garda Division shows most crimes increased in the county in 2019 on the previous year. The statistics were revealed at the Joint Policing Committee meeting at Kerry County  Council chambers on Friday morning. It shows Property Crime up 7%, Crimes Against the Person […]

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CBS Students Receive Award In BT Young Scientist and Technology Exhibition

CBS Students Receive Award In BT Young Scientist and Technology Exhibition

January 11, 2020 at 11:17 am 0 comments

TWO Tralee CBS students came third in a category at the BT Young Scientist and Technology Exhibition at the RDS in Dublin yesterday evening. Josh O’Sullivan and Swithin Pais project was ‘A statistical analysis into vaccine hesitancy in first year males’ and the boys were called on stage to accept their […]

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Jobs Lost In Tralee As Fashion Retailer Announces Sudden Closure

Jobs Lost In Tralee As Fashion Retailer Announces Sudden Closure

January 11, 2020 at 10:30 am 0 comments

THERE was bad news yesterday for jobs in Tralee as fashion retailer Swamp announced it is to close with immediate effect. The Tralee store, located at Abbeycourt, is one of the seven stores in Ireland to shut and it is understood that up to 60 staff nationwide will be impacted. […]

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The Gentlemen

Finnegan On Film: Guy Ritchie Back On Familiar But Fun Ground With ‘The Gentlemen’

January 11, 2020 at 10:29 am 0 comments

Our movie guy, James Finnegan, says Guy Ritchie’s return to the cockney gangster genre is great fun with the cast really enjoying themselves… “The Gentlemen” is Guy Rtchie’s welcome return to the “Manor” of his signature sub genre of Cheeky Crafty Cockney Gangster after Hollywood blockbusters Aladdin (big box office) […]

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eft Back Pat McCarthy(Half Way Shop), Fionnan Fitzgerald(Secretary of Ballymac Community Alert).. in front of them are some of the passengers from the today’s service and to the right it’s James Ryall(Operator of the R72) & Aidan Savage Business Development Manager Local Link Kerry.

New Local Link Kerry Bus Service To Serve Ballymac Residents

January 10, 2020 at 4:48 pm Comments are Disabled

A NEW bus service for Ballymac residents was officially launched this morning at the Halfway Bar in Ballymac. The Local Link Kerry service to and from Tralee will operate every Friday, starting from today. It will offer collection services in Gortatlea, Edenburn, Kilsallagh, Coolgarriv, O’Riada’s Bar and Restaurant, Maglass, Rockfield, […]

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Tommy Sheehy (right) who is raising funds with a series of spinathons over the next few months, with Sean Scally of Enable Ireland Kerry. Photo by Dermot Crean

Tommy’s Aiming To Surpass The €100,000 Mark With Fundraising This Year

January 10, 2020 at 4:24 pm Comments are Disabled

HE’S been on the saddle for Enable Ireland for nearly 10 years now and Tommy Sheehy is hoping to surpass a major milestone with his latest fundraising endeavours. Over the coming weeks, Tommy will be back on the bike undertaking a series of eight hour spinathons in Tralee, Killarney, Castleisland, […]

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Elective Surgeries Cancelled At UHK For First Two Days Of Next Week

Elective Surgeries Cancelled At UHK For First Two Days Of Next Week

January 10, 2020 at 3:30 pm Comments are Disabled

UNIVERSITY Hospital Kerry has cancelled all non time-critical elective surgeries scheduled for Monday, January 13 and Tuesday, January 14. It comes after all elective surgeries were cancelled for this week due to the high numbers presenting at the hospital with influenza. A statement issued by the hospital this afternoon reads […]

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Barry John and David Clifford.

IT Tralee Begin Sigerson Cup Campaign In Town On Sunday

January 10, 2020 at 9:44 am Comments are Disabled

IT’S exciting times for the IT Tralee football team as they prepare to face IT Carlow in the opening round of the Sigerson Cup this Sunday. The game will take place at the Austin Stack Park GAA Pitch, Tralee and will have a throw in time of 2pm. The winner […]

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Met Eireann.

Status Yellow Wind Warning For Kerry In Effect From Friday Afternoon

January 10, 2020 at 9:43 am Comments are Disabled

IT’S about to get windy this afternoon in the county according to Met Éireann as they have issued a Status Yellow – Wind warning for Kerry, Donegal, Galway and Mayo. South to Southwest winds 50 to 65 km/hr gusts 90 to 110 km/hr, strongest on exposed coasts and hills. The […]

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Bands To Rock Benners In Aid Of Tralee Native Siobhain

Bands To Rock Benners In Aid Of Tralee Native Siobhain

January 9, 2020 at 4:28 pm Comments are Disabled

A NIGHT out to support a striker Tralee native has been organised for the end of the month which will see live bands and DJs entertain at Benners Hotel. ‘Bands For Bubbles’ is being held on Friday, January 31 in aid of Siobhain Maher Sequeval. Siobhan (51), originally from Connolly Park […]

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Billy Ryle: CAO Deadline Draws Near For Kerry’s Third Level College Applicants

Billy Ryle: CAO Deadline Draws Near For Kerry’s Third Level College Applicants

January 9, 2020 at 3:00 pm Comments are Disabled

Guidance Counsellor, Billy Ryle, looks at an important few weeks ahead for prospective third level students… With CAO applications season in full swing during January, it’s shaping up to be a very promising year for the 80,000 plus applicants seeking a third level college course. There should be more than […]

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Old Chimney At Island Of Geese Being Considered As Location For ‘Tralee’ Sign

Old Chimney At Island Of Geese Being Considered As Location For ‘Tralee’ Sign

January 9, 2020 at 1:44 pm 2 comments

THE chimney at the old Denny site is being considered as a location for a sign spelling out Tralee in large letters. At the Tralee Municipal District meeting on Monday, Cllr Norma Foley, asked that the Council erect a large sign depicting the name of the town in big bold […]

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Average Of 377 Bed Days Lost At UHK Every Month Due To Delayed Discharges

Average Of 377 Bed Days Lost At UHK Every Month Due To Delayed Discharges

January 9, 2020 at 12:34 pm Comments are Disabled

SINN Féin Councillor Pa Daly has called out the HSE and the Minister for Health for their failure to tackle delayed discharges at University Hospital Kerry which is a huge factor causing overcrowding at the hospital. Cllr Daly, a candidate in the upcoming general election, expressed his frustration on the […]

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Water Refill Units To Be Installed At Two Locations In Tralee

Water Refill Units To Be Installed At Two Locations In Tralee

January 9, 2020 at 11:56 am 2 comments

TRALEE is get two public water refill units where people can replenish their water bottles while on the go. At the Tralee Municipal District meeting on Monday, Fianna Fáil Cllr Norma Foley asked could water fountains be made available in Tralee as part of an environment-friendly initiative. In reply, the […]

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Participants set off at the Operation Transformation Walk at Tralee Bay Wetlands on Saturday morning. Photo by Dermot Crean

National Walk Day Event To Be Held At The Wetlands Next Week

January 9, 2020 at 10:43 am Comments are Disabled

KERRY Recreation and Sports Partnership, with the support of Sport Ireland, has joined up with Operation Transformation for the National Walk Day on Saturday, January 18 with two walks in Kerry. The national event, now in its tenth year, has always had a great turn out with thousands of people […]

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Man Arrested And Detained In Killarney In Relation To Possession Of Suspected Firearm

Man Arrested And Detained In Killarney In Relation To Possession Of Suspected Firearm

January 9, 2020 at 10:15 am Comments are Disabled

GARDAI have arrested and charged a man in his 20s in relation to the possession of a suspected firearm in December, 2019. Gardaí became aware of a video on social media which showed a man firing a shot from what is believed to be a shotgun. An investigation was carried out […]

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