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Kerry College To Host Series Of Events During Open Week

Kerry College To Host Series Of Events During Open Week

February 19, 2020 at 2:09 pm Comments are Disabled

KERRY College of Further Education and Training is holding its first Open Week event from Monday, March 2, to Friday, March 6 at its campus locations in Tralee and Listowel. It is a chance for parents, school leavers, job seekers, career changers, those who wish to re-skill or up-skill and […]

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Fleadh quiz winners in Faha Court Bar, from left: Turlough O'Brien,with winners Kate Landers, Liz Williams and Andrew Pigott, with Louise O'Shea, and back, Fleadh 2020 Chairman Vincent Prendergast with winning team member Adrian Williams.

Pub Quiz To Fundraise For County Fleadh Entertainment

February 19, 2020 at 1:51 pm Comments are Disabled

PREPARATIONS are continuing in Milltown for the County Fleadh, which takes place in the mid-Kerry town in June and all are invited to The Plough Bar in Milltown for a quiz on Friday, February 28, at 8.30. PRO Chris Horan said that Fleadh quizzes are known to be a great […]

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Plans For First Phase Of Island Of Geese Site Revealed

Plans For First Phase Of Island Of Geese Site Revealed

February 19, 2020 at 1:23 pm 1 comment

KERRY County Council has announced plans for the first phase of development of the Island of Geese site in Tralee. Plans for the development of the public realm on the former Denny Bacon Factory site as well as the development of an office block with retail space are going on […]

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Ciara Griffin (seated right) launching the CBS Primary 'Who Wants To Be A Thousandaire' fundraiser with (also seated) Tom Shanahan of Pallas Marketing. Standing; Adrian O'Mahony of Kingdom Taekwondo, Sarah Barry, Karen Walsh and Principal of CBS Primary Denis Coleman. In front are CBS pupils Zac and Rowan. Photo by Dermot Crean

CBS Primary Looks Forward To ‘Who Wants To Be A Thousandaire’ Fundraiser

February 19, 2020 at 12:24 pm Comments are Disabled

CBS Primary in Tralee is looking forward to holding an event which will help towards funding a new astro-turf facility at the school. ‘Who Wants to be a Thousandaire’  will take place on Friday, March 20, in the Ballyroe Heights Hotel where a fun and thrilling night is promised along […]

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ViClarity CEO Ogie Sheehy.

Tralee Company Merges With US-Based Firm

February 19, 2020 at 11:42 am Comments are Disabled

TRALEE-BASED company ViClarity have announced it has merged with PolicyWorks LLC, a US consultancy and services firm who specialise in compliance. Through the merger, ViClarity says it will strengthen its position as a leading global provider of GRC solutions and the combining of companies will see ViClarity more than double […]

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Students at the Bingo Loco event in The Brandon on Tuesday night. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: IT Tralee Students Go Bingo Loco In The Brandon

February 19, 2020 at 10:58 am Comments are Disabled

RAG week is in full swing for IT Tralee students and the biggest event of the week was held last night. Over 500 tickets were sold for Bingo Loco at The Brandon on Tuesday night and they started arriving just after 7pm for a night of music, bingo and much more. […]

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Deirdre Ferris with newly elected TD Pa Daly and Padraig Sugrue, who was also put up for selection, at the convention last night. Photo by Dermot Crean

Deirdre Ferris Selected To Replace Pa Daly On County Council

February 19, 2020 at 10:05 am Comments are Disabled

THE new Tralee Municipal District councillor said she is looking forward to representing the people of the area when she is co-opted onto the Council next week. Members of Sinn Féin in the Tralee Electoral Area selected Deirdre Ferris to replace Pa Daly on Kerry County Council following his election […]

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Shane Conway Voted GAA.ie Hurler Of The Week

Shane Conway Voted GAA.ie Hurler Of The Week

February 18, 2020 at 4:51 pm Comments are Disabled

IT’S been a good week for Lixnaw’s Shane Conway. He helped UCC to a Fitzgibbon Cup victory last Wednesday, starred for Kerry on Saturday and now has been voted GAA.ie Hurler of the Week. The Kerry star earned 5, 016 votes on the Official GAA Instagram page with Clare’s Tony Kelly second […]

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Darren O'Sullivan, Fergal O'Sullivan and Mark O'Sullivan looking forward to Cheltenham week at The Castle Bar. Photo by Dermot Crean

Roll Up For The Rollover As Countdown To Cheltenham Begins At The Castle Bar

February 18, 2020 at 4:31 pm Comments are Disabled

IT’S not that far away now! The Cheltenham festival begins in three weeks and the next best thing to being there is the craic in The Castle Bar. In fact, many racing fans in town take a week’s holidays to enjoy the atmosphere. Of course, the highlight at the Rock […]

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Deirdre Ferris and Padraig Sugrue who are being put forward as candidates to be chosen to take Pa Daly's seat on Kerry County Council.

Kerry Sinn Féin To Choose Candidate To Replace Pa Daly On Council

February 18, 2020 at 2:36 pm Comments are Disabled

KERRY Sinn Féin will hold a convention in Kerins O’ Rahilly’s Clubhouse this evening (Tuesday) at 8pm where a new county councillor will be chosen. The convention is being held to select a replacement for outgoing Councillor Pa Daly, who is required to vacate his council seat as a result […]

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The cast of 'It's The Real McCoy' rehearsing in Abbeydorney Community Centre on Monday night. Seated are Anna Curtin (Madge Molloy), Peggy O'Halloran (Nora O'Hora), Christine Buckley (Maura Molloy), John Mike Fitzgerald (Martin). At back; Louise O'Connor (Cora O'Hora) and Michael Carroll (Fr McCoy). Photo by Dermot Crean

‘It’s The Real McCoy’ For Abbeydorney Drama Group

February 18, 2020 at 1:21 pm Comments are Disabled

IT’S a busy time for all involved in Abbeydorney Drama Group as they prepare to present their latest production early next month. The drama group has been in existence since 1935 and is still going strong bringing quality plays to the stage in the village. The latest is ‘It’s The […]

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Met Éireann Issues Another Status Yellow Rain Warning For Kerry

Met Éireann Issues Another Status Yellow Rain Warning For Kerry

February 18, 2020 at 12:15 pm Comments are Disabled

HERE we go again. After the horrendous weather we’ve had for nearly two weeks now, there’s no sign of settled conditions returning soon. Met Éireann has issued a Status Yellow Rainfall warning for Kerry, Clare, Connacht, Longford and Donegal this morning for a 24 hour period. Heavy rainfall is expected through […]

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Joe Hennebery of Kerry Hospice Foundation receives a cheque from Radio Kerry's Deirdre Walsh and her daughter Olivia after a fundraiser organised by Deirdre in Listowel in November. Photo by Dermot Crean

Thousands Of Euro Presented To Kerry Hospice From Separate Fundraisers

February 18, 2020 at 11:55 am Comments are Disabled

KERRY Hospice Foundation has been presented with a number of cheques over the past week from separate fundraisers. Last night, Radio Kerry’s Deirdre Walsh was at the Palliative Care Unit to hand over the proceeds from ‘Poetry From The Pulpit’. This was an event held back in November which saw well […]

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IT Tralee Course Nominated For Irish Construction Excellence Award

IT Tralee Course Nominated For Irish Construction Excellence Award

February 18, 2020 at 10:51 am Comments are Disabled

THE Certificate in Building Information Modelling (BIM) with Revit at IT Tralee has been nominated for an Irish Construction Excellence Award in the category “Third Level Course – Postgraduate or CPD.” The Certificate in BIM with Revit is offered as a 4 month (1 semester), 10 ECTS Credit, part-time online […]

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Tom Dillon.

Historian In Residence Appointed By Kerry County Council

February 18, 2020 at 10:12 am Comments are Disabled

LISTOWEL native, Tom Dillon has taken up a position as Historian in Residence with Kerry County Council. This three-month contract position is funded under the Historian in Residence Grant Scheme 2019 as part of the Kerry County Council Decade of Centenaries programme. Mr Dillon will be based at Kerry Library […]

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REPORT: Warriors Overpower Moycullen Ahead Of Local Derby Showdown

REPORT: Warriors Overpower Moycullen Ahead Of Local Derby Showdown

February 18, 2020 at 9:45 am Comments are Disabled

Warriors continued winning ways in Galway at the weekend and now look to the derby on Saturday. Alan Cantwell reports… Garvey’s Tralee Warriors 79 Moycullen 61 Garvey’s Tralee Warriors maintained their position at the top of Men’s Super League by comfortably accounting for Moycullen by 79-61 at the Kingfisher Arena […]

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At the launch of the 'Think Before You Flush' campaign were, in front; young Iseult and Kate with Aisling Buckley of Irish Water, Anne Marie Fuller and Susan Vickers. at back; Anluan Dunne, Martha Farrell, Patrick Falvey, Mary Dolan, Joan O'Regan,  Mohamed Kareem, Sylvia Thompson and Kevin Power. Photo by Dermot Crean

‘Think Before You Flush’ Campaign Launched In Tralee

February 17, 2020 at 2:17 pm Comments are Disabled

CLEAN Coasts and Irish Water are asking the people of Tralee to “Think Before You Flush”. The Think Before You Flush campaign aims to highlight the problems caused by flushing inappropriate items, such as wipes, down the toilet. This can cause blockages in homes, the wastewater infrastructure or end up […]

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Kerry People Invited To Apply For ‘Pulling With My Parents’ TV Show

Kerry People Invited To Apply For ‘Pulling With My Parents’ TV Show

February 17, 2020 at 12:39 pm Comments are Disabled

‘PULLING With My Parents’ will be back soon on RTÉ2, and the show wants to save young singles from the merry-go-round of bad dates. The show is looking for men and women from Kerry and indeed all over Ireland, who are jaded with swiping, ghosting and disastrous dates, to give […]

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Launching the Tralee 10 Miler and 5k Road Race on Thursday at The Rose Hotel were, seated; Joe Hennebery, Kerry Hospice; Michelle Greaney, MG Coaching and Maura Sullivan, Kerry Hospice. At back; Doreen Moore (past category winner in the 5k), Derek Griffin (Overall winner in the 10 Miler in 2018), Mark Sullivan of The Rose Hotel, Stephen Moore (2019 2nd place overall in the 10 Miler) and Niamh O'Mahony (5k winner for the last two years). Photo by Dermot Crean

10 Miler/5k Race Rescheduled For Two Weeks Time

February 17, 2020 at 12:23 pm Comments are Disabled

THE Tralee 10 Miler and 5k event was one of the sporting events that had to be postponed at the weekend, but it has now been rescheduled for Sunday, March 1. Michelle Greaney of MG Fitness who organised the race made the call to postpone the race on Saturday morning. […]

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Bingo Loco Fun In The Brandon

Bingo Loco Fun In The Brandon

February 17, 2020 at 12:01 pm Comments are Disabled

IT’S RAG week for IT Tralee students this week and there’s no shortage of fun for them to get up to. One major event that’s open to the public as well as students is Bingo Loco in The Brandon on this Tuesday night. It’s the second time in six months […]

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PHOTOS: #Tralee On Social Media This Week

PHOTOS: #Tralee On Social Media This Week

February 16, 2020 at 11:17 am Comments are Disabled

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… Meeting the stars… To celebrate the Bon Secours Hospital Tralee becoming the official health partner of @Kerry_Official, our staff and their families […]

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Suzan O'Gara Kerry Rose Centre Coordinator, Anthony O'Gara Executive Chair of the Rose of Tralee International Festival, Michelle Hanafin Marketing and Events Manager Ballyroe Heights Hotel, Anne O'Riordan Co-chair of the Tralee Branch of the Irish Guide Dogs for the Blind with Puppy in Training Yorkie, SallyAnn Leahy 2019 Kerry Rose, Claire Carmody Ballyroe Heights Hotel, Dara Ó Cinnéide Chairman of the Tralee Branch of the Irish Guide Dogs for the Blind with his Guide Dog Hanson, Patrick Windle Deputy General Manager Ballyroe Heights Hotel.

Call Goes Out For Applications To Become Kerry Rose 2020

February 16, 2020 at 11:16 am Comments are Disabled

WITH the selection night less than four months away, the search for the Kerry Rose 2020 has begun and current Rose Sally Ann Leahy is encouraging ladies to apply. In preparation for the 2020 Kerry Rose Selection which takes place on Saturday, June 6, in the Ballyroe Heights Hotel in […]

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Shirley Shanahan, Tara Lynch and Clodagh Shanahan with Vasco at the 'Puppy Love' Dance in aid of Irish Guide Dogs For The Blind at The Meadowlands Hotel on Friday night. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Lots Of Love For The Puppies At Fundraiser In The Meadowlands

February 16, 2020 at 11:16 am Comments are Disabled

THERE was a fantastic turnout at The Meadowlands Hotel on Friday night for the  Irish Guide Dogs for the Blind (IGDB) Tralee Branch annual dance. Special guests on the evening were a plethora of puppies in training and ambassador dogs who proved a popular attraction, justifying the ‘Puppy Love’ theme for […]

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Roger Harty: An Eye For Calm

Roger Harty: An Eye For Calm

February 16, 2020 at 11:00 am Comments are Disabled

THERE is something special and exciting about writing on a subject that is very topical to the moment. It’s as if the universe has somehow decided that now is the time to write this article. Well the whole talk in Ireland at the moment is all about storms. We have just […]

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Ferris Says Those Responsible For Political Graffiti In Fenit And Tralee Should Stop

Ferris Says Those Responsible For Political Graffiti In Fenit And Tralee Should Stop

February 15, 2020 at 4:19 pm Comments are Disabled

FORMER Sinn Féin TD, Martin Ferris, says the people daubing republican political slogans on properties in the Tralee area should stop immediately. Graffiti expressing support for Paul McIntyre, who is charged with the murder of Lyra McKee in Derry, was painted onto walls near the bathing slip in Fenit. Martin Ferris, […]

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Car Breaking Red Light Leads To Gardaí Uncovering More Offences

Car Breaking Red Light Leads To Gardaí Uncovering More Offences

February 15, 2020 at 3:58 pm 1 comment

A CAR failing to stop at a red light led to more than Tralee gardaí anticipated recently, according to a post on their facebook page. Gardaí followed and stopped the car after it ran the red light in town and found that the driver was a holder of a Learner […]

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Status Orange Wind Warning For Kerry On Sunday

Status Orange Wind Warning For Kerry On Sunday

February 15, 2020 at 3:01 pm Comments are Disabled

THINGS are going to get worse before they get better here in Kerry according to Met Eireann. We’re getting a battering with wind and heavy rain during the Status Yellow Wind and Rain warning in effect at the moment. Well that wind warning will continue until Sunday morning at 10am, […]

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Brenda Litchfield, Kevin Cotter and Fiona Kirby at the Scoil Eoin Valentine's Ball in Ballygarry House Hotel on Friday night. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: More Style From The Scoil Eoin Valentine’s Gala Ball (Part 2)

February 15, 2020 at 1:09 pm Comments are Disabled

AS we told you earlier (click here if you missed it), ladies and gents stepped out in style at Ballygarry House Hotel for the Scoil Eoin Balloonagh Valentines Night Gala Ball fundraiser. The event was a huge success with over 250 guests enjoying music and entertainment on arrival  a gin […]

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PHOTOS: Saying ‘I Do’ At The Brogue For A Great Cause

February 15, 2020 at 11:00 am Comments are Disabled

FRIDAY nights at the Brogue are always great craic, but an extra element of fun was added with customers being great sports by taking part in a charity event. With it being Valentine’s night, people were invited to get hitched by ‘Father’ Vinnie Murphy, make a donation to Kerry Cancer […]

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Brian Kennedy and Liam O'Connor.

Liam O’Connor And Brian Kennedy For Moyvane Concert Fundraiser

February 15, 2020 at 9:52 am Comments are Disabled

IN the run up to St Patrick’s Day, the people of Moyvane and the surrounding area are in for a musical treat when the Killarney musician Liam O’Connor brings his live show to the Church of the Assumption in the North Kerry village in early March. The concert is the […]

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