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Jane Behan, Carmel Quirket, Kathleen O'Sullivan, Lorraine Hobbery and Amy O'Sullivan, participants in the upcoming Kerry Camogie 'Stars In Their Eyes' at the launch in The Forge Bar, Causeway, on Thursday night. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: ‘Stars In Their Eyes’ Night To Help Kerry Camogie

January 11, 2019 at 11:12 am 0 comments

IT’S set to be a star-studded night of entertainment later this month when well-known faces from the north Kerry sporting fraternity take to the stage for ‘Stars In Their Eyes’. Taking the format of the well-known ITV show, 10 acts will take on the persona of famous music stars for […]

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Software Development teacher David Crowley and student Colin McDaid who helped organise the gaming event for Jigsaw at Kerry College of Further Education on Thursday. Photo by Dermot Crean

KCFE Students Get Gaming For Jigsaw Kerry

January 11, 2019 at 11:11 am 0 comments

STUDENTS at the Kerry College of Further Education took over the canteen on Thursday morning for a special fundraiser for Jigsaw Kerry. The Software Development and Games Development class in conjunction with KCFE hosted a retro, board gaming and FIFA gaming event and it eventually raised €240 for the mental health […]

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At the launch of the Donal Walsh LiveLife Film Competition were, front from left; Filmmaker Lisa Fingleton of NEWKD (adjudicator), Elma Walsh of LiveLife, Mary Lucey, Principal of Kerry College of Further Education and Maurice Galway (adjudicator). Back from left; Eamonn Hickson of Radio Kerry; Jennifer Boyle of LiveLife Foundation; Ken Tobin of Tralee Chamber Alliance; Michaela Brosnan of KCFE; Margaret Kissane of Connect Publications and Aidan Kelly of Tralee Chamber Alliance. Photo by Dermot Crean

Entries Now Open For Donal Walsh Live Life Film Competition

January 11, 2019 at 9:40 am 0 comments

THE National Live Life Film Competition for 2019 was officially launched on Thursday in Kerry College of Further Education and entries are now invited with the theme of “It All Works Out!” This is the 6th year of this hugely popular competition in memory of Tralee teenager Donal Walsh. The Competition aims […]

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Participants at the start of the Jimmy Duffy Memorial Cycle on Saturday morning. Photo by Dermot Crean

On Your Bike For The Jimmy Duffy Memorial Cycle This Saturday

January 11, 2019 at 9:29 am 0 comments

TIME to get active again after the Christmas/New Year period and what better way than to achieve this than by getting the bike out for a cycle. The Jimmy Duffy Memorial Cycle takes place this Saturday, at 11am from St. Pat’s GAA Club, Blennerville. The event is held annually to […]

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Frustration That People With Mobility Issues Could Not Access Graveyard Over Three Days At Christmas

Frustration That People With Mobility Issues Could Not Access Graveyard Over Three Days At Christmas

January 10, 2019 at 5:00 pm 0 comments

THE issue of the main gates to Rath Cemetery being closed on Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and St Stephen’s Day was brought up by two councillors at Monday’s meeting of Tralee Municipal District. Sinn Féin Cllr Toireasa Ferris said she was contacted by a recently widowed woman who was spending her […]

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Action from the Mercy Mounthawk v CBS The Green game. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Mounthawk Wins A Thriller Against CBS To Go Through To Schools Cup Final

January 10, 2019 at 3:38 pm 0 comments

WHAT a game. What an atmosphere! Tralee Sports Complex was packed to capacity on Thursday afternoon to see Mercy Mounthawk take on CBS The Green in an all-Tralee U19A National Subway Schools Cup Semi-Final. In a thrilling game, it took overtime to separate the sides and Mercy Mounthawk emerged victorious […]

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Aisling Hogan, Andrea Kerins, Rachel Roche and Michelle Naughton at the Ballyroe Heights Hotel staff Christmas Party at Kirby's Brogue Inn on Wednesday night. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Well-Earned Night Out At The Brogue For Ballyroe Heights Hotel Staff

January 10, 2019 at 12:36 pm 0 comments

AFTER hosting parties, weddings and debs balls over the Christmas and New Year period, the staff at Ballyroe Heights Hotel finally got a chance to get together for a night out on Wednesday. Over 50 of them gathered at Kirby’s Brogue Inn for a well-deserved night of great food and […]

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Jack Ferguson, Tralee, presenting a cheque for 3,475 EURO to the chairman Kerry Hospice Foundation Joe Hennebery, Tralee Branch, for the Palliative Care Unit at University Hospital Kerry, proceeds from Disco's, and Collections, pictured with his friends who helped in the events, and collections, from left David O'Brien, Jack Ferguson, Joe Hennebery, chairman KHF, Tralee Branch, Shane O'Sullivan, and missing from photo Tim Dennehy who helped in the collections. Photo: John Cleary.

Friends Raise Nearly €3,500 For Palliative Care Unit

January 10, 2019 at 10:54 am 0 comments

FOUR local men were at Kerry Hospice Foundation on Wednesday to present a cheque for €3,475 after a series of fundraisers over the past few months. Jack Ferguson (DJ Fergie), David O’Brien, Tim Dennehy and Shane O’Sullivan took part in a Movember Challenge, while a number of DJ gigs around […]

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Gary O'Sullivan.

Gary O’Sullivan Among Special Guests At Kerry Supporters Club Social

January 10, 2019 at 10:48 am 0 comments

THE Kerry GAA Supporters club annual social takes place on  January 19 in the Ballygarry House Hotel and will honour achievements of successful Kerry teams. The highlight was the five in a row of All Ireland minor titles and captain Paul O’Shea and former minor manager Peter Keane will be […]

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WATCH: The Extent Of Pollution Just Beyond The Wetlands In Tralee

WATCH: The Extent Of Pollution Just Beyond The Wetlands In Tralee

January 10, 2019 at 10:34 am 3 comments

A LOCAL man has highlighted the extent of the rubbish washed up in Tralee bay in a video uploaded this week. Jack O’Callaghan’s YouTube video shows that rubbish is washing up in the area near the Wetlands and the railway track running to Blennerville. He is hoping people can put […]

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WATCH: Ardfert Woman’s Reaction To Great White Shark Near Australian Beach

WATCH: Ardfert Woman’s Reaction To Great White Shark Near Australian Beach

January 10, 2019 at 9:27 am 0 comments

A VIDEO of an Irish woman’s reaction to a Great White Shark has been featured on a few websites this morning and she’s from Ardfert. A news channel in Sydney, Australia featured a segment about a person who uses drones to find sharks near beaches and Clare Dwyer from Ardfert […]

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Ultan Dillane.

Ultan Dillane Delighted To Commit To Connacht Rugby

January 9, 2019 at 6:18 pm Comments are Disabled

TRALEE man Ultan Dillane has committed to Connacht for the next two years after he signed a two year contract extension that will keep him at the Sportsground up to the end of the 2020/21 season. The 25 year old former Tralee RFC player, who has made 11 appearances for Ireland, joined […]

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WATCH: Great Video Shows How Warriors Are Looking Forward To Cup Clash

WATCH: Great Video Shows How Warriors Are Looking Forward To Cup Clash

January 9, 2019 at 6:00 pm Comments are Disabled

WITH the Hula Hoops Men’s National Cup semi-final just days away, sports website Balls.ie visited Tralee recently to find out more about Garvey’s Tralee Warriors who face Killester on Saturday night in the Mardyke Arena in Cork. The video they made (below) features interviews with captain Darren O’Sullivan, players Keith […]

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Launching the Bon Jovee night in The Brandon were, in front; Brendan Ring, Audrey Reidy and Eileen Whelan. Back from left; Mike Leahy, Sean McCord, and Damian Greer of Bon Jovee, MC for the evening Brendan Fuller, Audrey Moran and Mary Lynch. Photo by Dermot Crean

Bon Jovee And Friends To Rock The Brandon At Fundraiser

January 9, 2019 at 3:49 pm Comments are Disabled

ROCK fans are set to flock to the Brandon Hotel Conference Centre next month for a night of music for three great causes. Local Bon Jovi tribute act, ‘Bon Jovee’ will be joined by Oracle and Mickey Joe Harte for the event on Saturday, February 16 which will help out […]

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Rita O'Sullivan Crean (second left) and Roger Harty (right) of Open Arms Kerry receive a cheque from Kay O'Leary, Louise Scott, Clodagh Bissett, Kerry Murphy, Fiona Murphy and Natalie Canty of Tiny Tots Creche in Castlewood Park after they held a fundraiser for the organisation. Photo by Dermot Crean

Local Creche Helps Out Open Arms Kerry

January 9, 2019 at 3:24 pm Comments are Disabled

THE staff at a local creche showed their generosity just before Christmas by holding a fundraiser for a local community initiative. Tiny Tots Creche was even more colourful than usual when the children and staff held a Christmas Jumper day at the Castlewood Park facility on December 14. One of […]

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Gaelcholáiste Chiarraí students Leah Ní Sheanacháin and Sorcha Nic Gearailt with science teacher Triona Ui Mhaolchatha. The students' project in the BT Young Scientists Exhibition is 'Investigating How Subconscious Bias Affects Consumer Decisions of Young People'. Photo by Dermot Crean

Tralee Schools Represented At BT Young Scientist Exhibition This Week

January 9, 2019 at 2:11 pm Comments are Disabled

KERRY finalists in the BT Young Scientist & Technology Exhibition (BTYSTE) are in Dublin this week for the 55th annual exhibition and Tralee schools are well represented. Taking place at the RDS, Dublin from today (Wednesday) to Saturday, January 12, the brightest minds from across the island will gather under one […]

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Garda Unit Established In Kerry To Specialise In Cases Of Sexual Crime, Child Abuse And Domestic Abuse

Garda Unit Established In Kerry To Specialise In Cases Of Sexual Crime, Child Abuse And Domestic Abuse

January 9, 2019 at 1:52 pm Comments are Disabled

A DIVISIONAL Protective Service Unit (DPSU) has been established in the Kerry Garda Division. Gardaí say DPSUs will deliver a consistent and professional approach to the investigation of specialised crime types, including sexual crime, child abuse and domestic abuse. Training for personnel attached to each of the units commenced in the […]

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Cois Lí Camera Club To Host Talk And Demonstration Evening

Cois Lí Camera Club To Host Talk And Demonstration Evening

January 9, 2019 at 10:19 am Comments are Disabled

COIS Lí Camera Club Tralee have announced that they have John Bermingham of ‘All That Can Be Productions’ coming to give a talk and demonstration at the club on Tuesday, January 15 at 7.30pm at The Greyhound Bar on Pembroke Street. They promise a fun, informative,  learning experience, but numbers […]

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Radio Kerry To Acquire Clare FM And Tipp FM

Radio Kerry To Acquire Clare FM And Tipp FM

January 8, 2019 at 6:02 pm Comments are Disabled

THE Board of Radio Kerry has approved an offer to the shareholders of Clare Community Radio Holdings Ltd. to purchase the entire share capital of the company, Clare FM. It has also made an offer for Clare FM’s controlling interest in Tipp FM. The Board of Clare FM are recommending […]

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Find The Right Career Path At Kerry ETB’s Open Week

Find The Right Career Path At Kerry ETB’s Open Week

January 8, 2019 at 4:48 pm Comments are Disabled

KERRY ETB Training Centre at Monavalley is holding its first ever Open Week from Monday, January 21 to Saturday, January 26. It is a chance for parents, school leavers, job seekers, career changers, those who wish to re-skill or up-skill and guidance professionals to visit the Monavalley campus and see […]

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Nurses To Go On 24 Hour Strike At The End Of The Month

Nurses To Go On 24 Hour Strike At The End Of The Month

January 8, 2019 at 4:19 pm 3 comments

NURSES and midwives will go on strike for 24 hours on January 30th, it was announced today . The union is legally required to give one week’s notice, but has given three to allow for safety planning. Should the dispute go unresolved, there will be further 24-hour strikes on 5th […]

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Cockleshell.

Funding Of Nearly €100,000 For Walkway At Cockleshell Road

January 8, 2019 at 2:03 pm 1 comment

WORK is to take place on part of the North Kerry Way just outside Tralee, after funding was allocated under Measure 2 of the 2018 Outdoor Recreation Infrastructure Scheme. The funding of €98,665 is for upgrade of the walkway at The Point, Cockleshell Road. In all some €362,463 has been […]

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Canopy For The Square Will Have To Wait A While

Canopy For The Square Will Have To Wait A While

January 8, 2019 at 12:14 pm Comments are Disabled

IT looks like a canopy to cover part of the Square will have to wait a while after a councillor sought an update from the Council on the project. Back in September, a draft of the Tralee Town Centre Public Realm Strategy 2018 featured a recommendation for a contemporary canopy […]

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The steam train back in 1993 as featured on 'Great Railway Journeys' (see video below).

Council Looks For Funding To Get Steam Train Running Again

January 8, 2019 at 11:21 am Comments are Disabled

KERRY County Council is to reapply for funding this spring to get the steam train at Blennerville up and running again. Cllrs Norma Foley and Toireasa Ferris both asked for updates on the Council’s commitment to the project at Monday’s meeting of Tralee Municipal District. A previous application to Fáilte […]

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Owen O'Shea and Gordon Revington, authors of a new book released this week.

Talk On North Kerry Politicians Of The Past 100 Years

January 8, 2019 at 10:31 am Comments are Disabled

THE north Kerry men and women who have made their mark on the national political stage over the past 100 years will be the focus of a talk by the authors of a new book at the Seanchaí Centre in Listowel on Thursday, 17th January at 8.00pm. The authors of […]

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€1.65m In Funding Announced For Resurfacing Of Part Of Tralee-Listowel Road

€1.65m In Funding Announced For Resurfacing Of Part Of Tralee-Listowel Road

January 8, 2019 at 9:43 am Comments are Disabled

KERRY TD and Minister of State at the Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport, Brendan Griffin, confirmed yesterday that €1.65 million is to be made available to Kerry County Council (KCC) by Transport Infrastructure Ireland (TII) for the resurfacing of four kilometres of the N69  Listowel to Tralee Road at […]

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Woman Dies In Road Collision Near Listowel

Woman Dies In Road Collision Near Listowel

January 7, 2019 at 9:34 pm Comments are Disabled

GARDAI at Listowel are appealing for witnesses following a fatal traffic collision. Shortly after 3pm today, gardaí and emergency services attended at the scene of a serious road traffic collision between a car and a truck at Woodford, approximately 2kms from Listowel. The sole occupant and driver of the car, […]

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Gardaí Investigate Burglary At House In Tralee Estate

Gardaí Investigate Burglary At House In Tralee Estate

January 7, 2019 at 5:14 pm Comments are Disabled

GARDAÍ are asking the public for help in relation to a burglary in a house in a Tralee estate. A house in Fountain Court was broken into between Thursday, December 20 and Saturday, January 5, but nothing was taken. Gardaí are asking if anyone saw anything suspicious in the area […]

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Mairead Fernane.

Máiréad Fernane Becomes First Female Chairperson Of Austin Stacks

January 7, 2019 at 4:59 pm Comments are Disabled

AUSTIN Stacks has elected Mairead Fernane as its first ever female chairperson. At the club’s AGM on Sunday afternoon Máiréad followed in the footsteps of her uncle, Dan O’Sullivan, who was the Club’s first Chairman when the Club was founded back in 1917. Máiréad, who was Vice Chairperson for the […]

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Here’s What The Latest IBAL Report Said About Tralee

Here’s What The Latest IBAL Report Said About Tralee

January 7, 2019 at 3:24 pm 1 comment

TRALEE has improved its status to ‘Clean’, according to the final litter survey of 2018 by business group Irish Business Against Litter (IBAL) Back in October, it was deemed ‘moderately littered’ and in 34th position, but is now ‘Clean To European Norms’ and in 30th place out of the 40 […]

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