Other News


Know Your Rights: Parental Leave

March 17, 2018 at 11:24 am 0 comments

Know Your Rights has been compiled by Kerry Citizens Information Service which provides a free and confidential service to the public… Question: What is parental leave? Can both parents take it? Answer: Each parent of an eligible child may take up to 18 weeks of unpaid parental leave from work. Leave can […]

Read more ›
The Shape Of Water

McCann At The Movies: Wonderfully Crafted But ‘The Shape Of Water’ May Not Be For Everyone

March 17, 2018 at 11:23 am 0 comments

Our movie guy, John McCann, says The Shape of Water is a wonderfully crafted Oscar winning film, but it may not be for everyone!… With an underlying sense of injustice among some cinema goers at ‘Three Billboards Outside Ebbing Missouri’ missing out on the Best Picture Oscar among audiences, reviewing […]

Read more ›
Here’s The Kerry Team To Face Kildare On Saturday

Here’s The Kerry Team To Face Kildare On Saturday

March 16, 2018 at 9:05 pm 0 comments

THE Kerry football team to face Kildare on Saturday night in Austin Stack Park has three changes from the side defeated by Dublin last week. Brian O Beaglaioch moves to corner back in place of Shane Enright with Fionn Fitzgerald coming into the side at wing back. Daithi Casey starts […]

Read more ›
Eamonn Sayers of Prosper Kerry.

Kerry Natives In Dublin Urged To Support ‘Prosper Kerry’

March 16, 2018 at 4:05 pm 0 comments

‘PROSPER Kerry’, a networking series for Kerry’s diaspora in Dublin, is calling on Kerry people in Dublin to attend its next event in the Guinness Enterprise Centre on Thursday, March 22 at 6.30pm, and support budding entrepreneurs and start-ups in the county. Each event sees three Kerry-based start-ups showcase their […]

Read more ›
Pupils taking part in the Scoil Eoin St Patrick's Parade. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: A Sea Of Green For Scoil Eoin St Patrick’s Parade

March 16, 2018 at 3:50 pm 0 comments

THE kids at Scoil Eoin got a head start on the St Patrick’s Day festivities by staging their own parade on Friday morning. Pupils from every class donned the green in the school yard for an event which has become a tradition at the county’s largest primary school. Jimmy Diggins […]

Read more ›
SPONSORED: AIB Continues To Lead The Mortgage Market

SPONSORED: AIB Continues To Lead The Mortgage Market

March 16, 2018 at 9:15 am 0 comments

Advertorial AIB continues to lead the mortgage market with the Lowest Standard Variable Rate in the market for new and existing customers. This also applies to Standard Variable Rate owner occupier customers or owner occupier mortgage customers at the end of their fixed rate term. So whether you are buying […]

Read more ›
PHOTOS: Dressing To Impress At The Castle Bar During Cheltenham Week

PHOTOS: Dressing To Impress At The Castle Bar During Cheltenham Week

March 16, 2018 at 9:14 am 0 comments

IT’S been some week of fun at The Castle Bar with racing, a few pints and the chance to win thousands in the rollover providing a great atmosphere in the Rock Street establishment. The place was packed as usual on Thursday with some ladies joining in the craic and being […]

Read more ›
at the parade on Friday. Photo by  Dermot Crean

Road Closures And A Different Ending For St Patrick’s Day Parade

March 16, 2018 at 9:14 am 0 comments

WITH the St Patrick’s Day parade taking place tomorrow there’s a change from previous years to remind you about.   The 2018 parade theme is Ireland’s Most Enterprising Town and will start at The Rose Hotel roundabout on Dan Spring Road at 11.45am. However, the finish is different this year as […]

Read more ›
Five Things To Do This Weekend

Five Things To Do This Weekend

March 16, 2018 at 9:13 am 0 comments

It’s the weekend and a very big one at that! A parade, Strictly Come Dancing, matches and marathons will make it one to remember… Friday 1. Dancing blues… Tonight’s the night 12 couples take to the floor for Kerins O’Rahillys ‘Strictly Club Dancing’  in The Brandon. Deirdre Walsh of Radio […]

Read more ›
Launching the Kerry Hospice Good Friday walks around the county were, in front; athlete Shona Heaslip, Maura Sullivan, Radio Kerry's Deirdre Walsh and her daughter Olivia Crean. Back from left; Joe Hennebery (Tralee), Pat Doolan (Killarney, Michelle Jones (Killorglin), Eileen Sheehy (Listowel), Jenny Tarrant (Listowel), Mary O'Connor, Mary Shanahan, Breda O'Sullivan (Killorglin) and Andrea O'Donoghue (Tralee). Photo by Dermot Crean

People Urged To Hit The Road On Good Friday For The Hospice

March 16, 2018 at 9:12 am 0 comments

TRALEE athlete Shona Heaslip and Radio Kerry’s Deirdre Walsh were on hand on Thursday evening to help launch the annual Kerry Hospice Good Friday Walks around the county. They will take place in various locations including Killarney, Killorglin, Inch, Listowel, the Spa and Tralee to name but a few. The […]

Read more ›

REPORT: Kilmoyley And Lixnaw Meet In County League

March 16, 2018 at 9:11 am 0 comments

Mike O’Halloran on the Division 1 County Hurling League match between Kilmoyley and Lixnaw last night… Kilmoyley 1-14 Lixnaw 0-15 Kilmoyley had a two point win over Lixnaw played in John Mitchel’s pitch in Tralee under lights on Thursday night. Jordan Brick and Maurice O’Connor had Kilmoyley ahead before John […]

Read more ›
Creative Ireland Kerry Team: Owen O’Shea, Victoria McCarthy, Cllr Sam Locke, Joan McCarthy, Caroline Toal, Kate Kennelly & Moria Murrell, CE of Kerry County Council.

€20,000 Available For Projects In Creative Ireland Kerry Programme

March 15, 2018 at 4:39 pm 0 comments

CREATIVE Ireland Kerry is now accepting applications from communities, creative practitioners and organisations for community rooted projects and initiatives that reflect the Creative Ireland ethos. The Creative Ireland Kerry (CIK) Programme is a collaboration between Creative Ireland and Kerry County Council. The vision of Creative Ireland is that every person […]

Read more ›

Ballymac Man To Play For His Mom On ‘Winning Streak’

March 15, 2018 at 3:12 pm 0 comments

THERE was great excitement in a Ballymac household on Saturday night when Mary Bonn’s name was called out on ‘Winning Streak’. But Mary will have to wait a little while longer to get her hands on any prizes, as the National Lottery show takes a break for this St Patrick’s […]

Read more ›
Michell Greaney, Optimal Fitness, with runners from Aspen Grove. Photo by Dermot Crean

Businesses Urged To Take Part In 5k/10k Team Challenge

March 15, 2018 at 2:44 pm 0 comments

BUSINESSES in Tralee and all over the county are encouraged to get into training for an event which takes place this May. Sponsored by Aspen Grove, the Optimal Fitness 5k/10k Challenge on May 7 welcomes both seasoned runners and beginners. It is aimed at encouraging social running among the business […]

Read more ›
IT Tralee North Campus

Two Enterprising Events At IT Tralee This Friday

March 15, 2018 at 11:29 am 0 comments

TWO enterprising events will take place tomorrow in IT Tralee involving young students and business start-ups. The IT Tralee will host its annual Enterprise Showcase from 10.00am – 2.00pm where visitors will have a chance to talk to those who took the plunge to set up their own business in Kerry including past […]

Read more ›
Simon Lorne, Olivera Ivkovic, Liridona Bunjaku and Elsa Cenaj at the IT Tralee Students Unio Ball on Wednesday night in the Ballyroe Heights Hotel. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Glamour At The IT Tralee Students Union Ball

March 15, 2018 at 10:40 am 0 comments

WHILE the nurses and agri studies students had their fun last week, this time it was the occasion of the IT Tralee Students Union Ball to bring the glamour to Ballyroe Heights Hotel. Over 150 students and staff members from IT Tralee enjoyed a meal and entertainment from No Direction […]

Read more ›
Mercy Mounthawk students Joe Hanafin, Niamh Ferris, Carl Fitzgibbon, Luke O'Carroll and Riadh O'Sullivan at Céiliúradh na nÓg in The Brandon Hotel on Wednesday. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Hundreds Of Students Attend Ceiliúradh Na nÓg In The Brandon

March 14, 2018 at 3:24 pm Comments are Disabled

OVER 230 post-primary students from across the Diocese of Kerry  gathered together for a celebration day in the Brandon Hotel, Tralee on Wednesday. All post-primary schools in the Diocese of Kerry were invited to participate in ‘Ceiliúradh na nÓg.’  The purpose of this initiative is to develop the faith life […]

Read more ›
Rebecca Walsh, Programme Manager for Adopt A Startup with Shane Hassett and Mariana Kobal of Wazp at Google’s EMEA headquarters in Dublin last night for the launch of Google’s Adopt A Startup programme. Companies will attend an exclusive programme of lectures and workshops as well as receiving hands on mentoring from experienced Google employees over the next 12 weeks.

Tralee Company Makes Google Start-Up Programme

March 14, 2018 at 2:21 pm Comments are Disabled

TRALEE company ‘Wazp’ has made it into Google’s Adopt A Startup Programme. Google has announced the 30 strong cohort of start-ups that will be taking part in its Spring Adopt A Startup programme which launched on  March 12 and the Tralee 3D Printing Supply Chain Platform is among them. The […]

Read more ›
Catriona Py Collins, Paul Cotter of Tralee Culinary Gangsters, pupils Barry Nagle, Leon O'Connor, Tomás Kennedy, Bitania Yosef and Kevin O'Connor, of Tralee Culinary Gangsters at the launch of the Spring Cookery Demo to take place in Ballyroe Heights Hotel next week. Photo by Dermot Crean

Scoil Eoin Teams Up With Gangsters For Cookery Demo

March 14, 2018 at 1:11 pm Comments are Disabled

WHILE it might not feel like spring yet, the good people at Scoil Eoin are planning an event to showcase how to use seasonal ingredients to create amazing dishes. The ‘Spring Food Demo’ is being organised by the Parents Association  at the primary school to raise funds to be used […]

Read more ›
Brenda O'Regan, Claire Goodall, Cliodhna Hayes, Mags Bowler and Zoe Riordan Donnelly contestants in Kerins O'Rahillys GAA 'Strictly Club Dancing'. Photo by Dermot Crean

Nearly 1,000 Tickets Sold For Kerins O’Rahillys ‘Strictly’ Event

March 14, 2018 at 10:48 am Comments are Disabled

THERE’S just days to go to until the second Kerins O’Rahillys ‘Strictly Club Dancing’ night and it’s set to be a massive occasion again with nearly 1,000 tickets already sold. The 12 couples are all set to go on Friday night at The Brandon Hotel after being put through their […]

Read more ›
Carole Commane, Geraldine O'Shea, Violet Lynch and Helen O'Mahony in the Guards and Nurses Tops of the Town show. Photo by John Cleary

PHOTOS: Another Glimpse Into The Past From ‘T’was Only Like Yesterday’

March 14, 2018 at 10:47 am Comments are Disabled

TRALEE photographer, John Cleary’s ‘T’was Only Like Yesterday’ has found its way into many home in the past number of months The book of photographs concentrates on the 1980s with images from sporting, religious, social and political life from Tralee and Kerry all contained therein. John has given us a few […]

Read more ›
IT Tralee North Campus

IT Tralee Welcomes Legislation Enacted For Technological Universities

March 14, 2018 at 10:45 am 1 comment

  IT Tralee has welcomed the enactment of the Technological Universities Bill into legislation last Thursday which will lead towards the establishment of a Munster Technological University. Cork Institute of Technology and the Institute of Technology Tralee have been working towards achieving Technological University designation and the creation of the Munster […]

Read more ›
The cast of 'One Murder And A Christening' at Na Gaeil GAA Club on Saturday night. Photo by Dermot Crean

Hit Comedy Back By Popular Demand At Na Gaeil Club

March 13, 2018 at 3:46 pm Comments are Disabled

IT enjoyed two sell-out performances in February and the reaction was so positive a hit comedy/drama will return to the Na Gaeil GAA Clubhouse at the end of the month. Due to popular demand, the hugely successful ‘One Murder and a Christening’, penned by Mary Quirke, will make a welcome […]

Read more ›
Niall Lucey with children Seamus, Tadhg, Hannah Mai and Ellen at the launch of the Paul Lucey Memorial Run on Monday night. Photo by Dermot Crean

Stacks To Remember Paul Lucey With 10k/5k Memorial Run/Walk

March 13, 2018 at 3:11 pm Comments are Disabled

A NEW 5k/10k event will take place in May to remember a great servant to the Austin Stacks Club. The ‘Run for the Rock — Paul Lucey 10km / 5km Memorial Run was launched on Monday night at Austin Stacks clubhouse. This run is to honour the memory of Paul […]

Read more ›
At the signing of the contract on Monday were, back from left; John Wallace (Sorensen), John Shalloe (RPS Consulting Engineers), John O'Donovan (RPS), Tracy Smith (KCC), Charlie O'Sullivan (KCC), Cllr Michael Cahill, James Morris (KCC), Franck Guérineau (KCC). Front l-r: Olaf Sorensen (Sorensen Civil Engineering Ltd.), Paul Moran, (TII Regional Manager), Cllr Michael O'Shea, Moira Murrell (Chief Executive, KCC).

New €10m Road To Eliminate Dangerous Kilderry Bends

March 13, 2018 at 2:25 pm Comments are Disabled

THE contract for the construction of a new road at the Kilderry Bends on the N70 between Milltown and Killorglin was signed at the offices of Kerry County Council on Monday. Cork-based Sorensen Civil Engineering Ltd was appointed the contractor to complete the construction of the scheme at the end […]

Read more ›
Orlaigh O'Brien

Pres Student Bakes Her Way To Third In Nationwide Competition

March 13, 2018 at 1:02 pm Comments are Disabled

A STUDENT from Presentation Secondary School Tralee baked her way into third place in a National Competition last week. Orlaith O’Brien from Pres achieved third at the ‘CEIST All Ireland Bake-Off’ which is supported by Odlums. Orlaith was one of eight finalists in the senior category chosen from hundreds of […]

Read more ›
Tralee Financial Planning Company Shortlisted For Two National Awards

Tralee Financial Planning Company Shortlisted For Two National Awards

March 13, 2018 at 10:59 am Comments are Disabled

TRALEE-BASED financial planning practice, Premier Financial, have been shortlisted for two national awards in the fifth annual Life, Pensions and Investment (LPI) Industry Awards. Last year Premier Financial brought home the prestigious LPI Best Investment Broker in Ireland Award and this year they are going for the double – and […]

Read more ›
The annual County Clean-Up Day has been launched and everyone in the county is being asked to get involved and play their part . Pictured at the launch were Eilish Hanaran Ballylongford , Colm Cooper and Cathy Fisher KCC 
Photo By : Domnick Walsh ©  Eye Focus LTD © 
Tralee Co Kerry Ireland 
Phone  Mobile 087 / 2672033
L/Line 066 71 22 981 
E/mail - info@dwalshphoto.ie
The annual County Clean-Up Day has been launched and everyone in the county is being asked to get involved and play their part. Now in its seventh year and with the support of Kerry County Council and KWD Recycling, the County Clean-up will take place on Saturday, 14 April. Last year, 5,000 volunteers gathered 6,500 bags of litter on a single day in their own localities which left the county of Kerry looking spick and span.
Organisers are asking local residents’ associations, schools, youth groups, sporting groups, businesses, families or simply a few friends to get together and gather litter along the major routes and along the local country roads throughout Kerry on the day.
Colm ‘The Gooch’ Cooper will be on the County Clean-up team for 2018 working hard as always to promote the county and lend a helping hand.
KWD Recycling are busy preparing County Clean-up packs which will be distributed around the county and groups are asked to register with KWD to receive their pack and to arrange a collection points for bags of litter collected. Full details are available at www.countycleanup.com or e-mail countycleanup@kwd.ie.
Cathaoirleach of Kerry County Council, Cllr John Sheahan, encouraged everyone in the county to take part: ‘Kerry is a county so reliant on its reputation as a clean environment and its reputation as a tourist destination, so every citizen has a role to play in keeping the county tidy.
‘The message we want to get out this year is to clean up the roads that are less frequently collected and stretches of roadside that might not have been cleaned in recent years. I hope as many people as possible will participate – all you have to do is think about the roads we pass every day on our way from home to the shops, schools and work. And get involved.’

Everyone Urged To Help Out On County Clean-Up Day

March 13, 2018 at 10:51 am Comments are Disabled

THE annual County Clean-Up Day has been launched and everyone in the county is being asked to get involved and play their part. Now in its seventh year and with the support of Kerry County Council and KWD Recycling, the County Clean-up will take place on Saturday, April 14. Last […]

Read more ›
Tralee man and festival organiser, Con Horgan, in the parade on Sunday. Photo by Dermot Crean

Groups In Tralee District Receive €5,700 In Arts Grants And Bursaries

March 13, 2018 at 10:40 am Comments are Disabled

A NUMBER of groups and organisations in Tralee Municipal District shared €5,700 under the  2018 Arts Grants and Bursaries Scheme at Kerry County Council. The scheme was heavily subscribed this year with the application process  managed by the Arts Office at Kerry County Council and co-ordinated by Arts Officer, Kate […]

Read more ›
Thousands In Prizes To Be Won With The Castle Bar’s Rollover

Thousands In Prizes To Be Won With The Castle Bar’s Rollover

March 12, 2018 at 8:58 pm Comments are Disabled

SO it’s finally here. Cheltenham week has arrived and there’s some line-up of entertainment planned for The Castle Bar on Rock Street. And, of course, there’s still time to enter the famous Rollover competition which has been running since 1998. There’s thousands in prizes this year to be won. You can […]

Read more ›