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Anne Courtney, Shannan Howe, Cora Lee Howe, Rebecca Howe, Denis Courtney, Katie Howe and Amanda Howe at the official opening of the Fleadh Cheoil Chiarraí on Wednesday evening. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Fleadh Cheoil Chiarraí Begins With Concert At Rose Hotel

May 18, 2017 at 2:31 pm Comments are Disabled

FIVE days of trad music and dance kicked off last night with a concert to mark the start of Fleadh Cheoil Chiarraí. It was very much a family affair as nine families from around the county took to the stage in the Rose Hotel for an event which was streamed […]

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Ellen Cooke, Lara Flynn, Sinead McKeown and Alison Lane at the Mercy Mounthawk annual awards night on Wednesday. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Annual Awards Night At Mercy Mounthawk

May 18, 2017 at 12:44 pm Comments are Disabled

SCHOOL awards season is in full swing at the moment. On Wednesday, students and their families gathered in the Mercy Mounthawk school gym to see awards handed out for academic and sporting achievements as well as for contribution to the school community. Because of the large student numbers at the school, First, […]

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AIB Brings Kerry Legends Together to Celebrate Colm Cooper’s Inter-County CareerColm Cooper prepares to take on a new role with AIB17th May 2017 AIB hosted a gathering of Kerry GAA legends and customers last night to mark the inter-county retirement of gaelic footballer Colm Cooper. Colm who has worked with AIB since 2004, retired from inter-county GAA in April 2017 following a stellar career spanning 15 years. Rising to the challenge once again, Colm is taking on a new role as AIB’s Business Development Manager for Kerry, having worked in a national youth ambassador role previously. Speaking at the event, Robert Mulhall, AIB’s Managing Director of Retail and Commercial Banking Ireland said: “I am delighted to be here to celebrate Colm’s excellence in his GAA career and his continued excellence with the AIB team. In his new role as Business Development Manager for Kerry, Colm will work with our Kerry Local Market team to meet with business owners, deliver fantastic customer service and grow business across the county”.  At the event in Killarney’s Malton Hotel, Colm was presented with a specially commissioned hand-sculpted piece by Jarlath Daly. Other attendees on the night included GAA Ard Stiurthoir Paraic Duffy.

Colm Cooper Celebrated By AIB As He Takes On New Role

May 18, 2017 at 11:22 am Comments are Disabled

AIB hosted a star-studded event in The Malton Hotel in Killarney last night to mark Colm Cooper’s retirement inter-county football. Colm who has worked with AIB since 2004, retired from inter-county GAA in April 2017 following a stellar career spanning 15 years. Colm is now taking on a new role […]

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Gearóid O'Connor, winner of the Student of the Year award with Principal of CBS Anne O'Callaghan at the Leaving Certificate Students Awards. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: CBS The Green Honours Its Leaving Cert Students At Annual Awards

May 18, 2017 at 11:07 am Comments are Disabled

WITH just weeks to the big exam, CBS The Green’s Leaving Certificate students gathered for the annual awards in the school yesterday. A number of awards were given for academic and sporting achievements to honour students for their hard work during the year. The big winner was Gearóid O’Connor who […]

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A site we got used tolast year in the summer months. Photo by Dermot Crean.

Water Quality At Our Beaches Is Excellent Says EPA

May 18, 2017 at 10:00 am Comments are Disabled

THERE was good news for beachgoers this morning as bathing water quality at the county’s identified bathing water sites is classified as ‘excellent’ in all cases. In a report published today, the Environmental Protection Agency found the standard of water quality at all of the 15 identified bathing water locations […]

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Two Kerry Houses Sell At Allsop Auction

Two Kerry Houses Sell At Allsop Auction

May 17, 2017 at 4:10 pm Comments are Disabled

TWO Kerry houses sold today at the latest Allsop online auction, with one of the properties almost fetching double the low end of the reserve price. There were over 140 properties for sale and just two were in Kerry. No.8 Sand Dune Cottages, Banna, had a reserve range of between €35,000 – €45,000 and after […]

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Musicians rehearsing before the opening of Fleadh Cheoil Chiarraí at the Rose Hotel on Wednesday night. Photo by Dermot Crean

Five Days Of Fleadh Cheoil Kicks Off Tonight In Tralee

May 17, 2017 at 2:09 pm Comments are Disabled

TRALEE will be awash with trad musicians over the next five days as the Fleadh Cheoil Chiarraí comes to town for the second year in a row. The event is set to be a big economic boost to the town with thousands of visitors over the rest of the week. It […]

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Dáire Kennelly (second left) with Coach Jimmy Diggins of Tralee Imperials, teacher and assistant coach Lyndsey  Moriarty and teacher and coach John Dowling. Photo by Dermot Crean

Mounthawk Student Dáire Makes Irish Under 16 Basketball Squad

May 17, 2017 at 1:14 pm Comments are Disabled

IT was a proud day for the Kennelly family and Mercy Mounthawk school when news emerged yesterday that a student had made an Irish basketball team. Third year student Dáire Kennelly, from Camp, made the final 12 of the Irish Under 16 team to travel to Sofia in Bulgaria this […]

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Presentation Secondary School TY students who received certificates to mark their involvement in the Children's Liturgy Programme at Our Lady and St Brendan's Church. Also included are teachers Norma Foley, Sheila O'Connell and Fr Patsy Lynch of St Brendan's. Photo by Dermot Crean

Presentation Students Take Part In Children’s Liturgy Programme

May 17, 2017 at 12:40 pm Comments are Disabled

PRESENTATION Secondary School students received certs today to mark their involvement with a children’s liturgy programme. The Transition Year students were involved as part of the school’s Faith In Action programme co-ordinated through the Religious Education department. “We had 35 students who participated in the children’s liturgy programme at Our Lady […]

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Walk And Talk In Ballyseedy Woods This Sunday For Mental Health Awareness

Walk And Talk In Ballyseedy Woods This Sunday For Mental Health Awareness

May 17, 2017 at 12:00 pm 1 comment

A WELL-KNOWN local mental health campaigner is organising an event in Ballyseedy Woods next Sunday to in support of the Green Ribbon campaign. Organised by Colin ‘Poshey’ Aherne, ‘Let’s Talk And Walk’ will take place at 3pm from the entrance to the woods (not far from Ballygarry House Hotel) and it’s an […]

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Lorcan O'Connor, Aisling O'Connell and Cian Shiels  at the ITT Creative Media Department Horizon Exhibit at the Education Centre on Thursday. Photo by Dermot Crean

Final Curtain Falls For Students Of ITT Creative Media Department,

May 17, 2017 at 9:35 am Comments are Disabled

  By Cliona Lawton ITT Creative Writing for Digital Media Student LAST Thursday the Institute of Technology, Tralee’s Creative Media Department Horizon Exhibit took place in association with The Education Centre. Final year students from the Honours Degree Programmes in Creative Writing for Digital Media, TV, Radio and New Media […]

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Zoe O Connor, who is a finalist in the .eu Web Awards 2016

Zoe’s World: The Stressful Insanity Of Preparing For The Leaving Cert

May 17, 2017 at 9:35 am Comments are Disabled

HELLO, it’s me; your local leaving cert student. I’m not going to inform about how long it is to my leaving cert – because honestly I don’t want to think about it. Thank you to random passerbys who seem to think it is their duty to inform me that it […]

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Bridget Moynihan from Camp (holding son Jack) receives her St Pat's lotto winning cheque for €4,900 from club treasurer Jim Savage. Also included, from left; St Pat's PRO Dipo Dairo, Christy Murphy, Club Chairman Terry Boyle, Kathleen Poff and Dan Sullivan. Photo by Dermot Crean

Bridget Wins Big In St Pat’s GAA Club Lotto

May 16, 2017 at 4:24 pm Comments are Disabled

A CAMP woman received a nice boost recently when she won nearly €5,000 in a GAA lotto draw. Bridget Moynihan works in Seamus O’Sullivan’s Master Butcher’s over in Manor and was delighted to receive her St Pat’s GAA Club lotto winnings of €4,900 on Tuesday afternoon at the shop where […]

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Kerry County Council buildings in Rathass.

Council Wants To Use Properties Vacant Over A Year For Social Housing

May 16, 2017 at 3:07 pm 1 comment

  KERRY County Council has issued a call for properties which have been vacant for more than one year for possible use for social housing purposes. The newly launched Repair and Leasing Scheme targets vacant properties as a possible source of social housing and provides property owners with an income stream […]

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Chairman of Kerins O'Rahillys, Haulie Kerins, presents a cheque for €500 to Inspired members at a recent night to

Kerins O’Rahillys Donates €1,000 To Charities After ‘Strictly’ Success

May 16, 2017 at 2:17 pm Comments are Disabled

KERINS O’Rahillys held a very successful Strictly Come Dancing fundraiser in late March and the club recently held a get together and charity night at their club bar. The 24 participants were treated to dinner and drinks by the club and had great fun watching the DVD and performing again the […]

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REPORT: Kerry Beat Cork To Win Munster Junior Camogie Title

REPORT: Kerry Beat Cork To Win Munster Junior Camogie Title

May 16, 2017 at 12:24 pm Comments are Disabled

A report on Kerry’s victory in the Munster Junior Camogie final against Cork on Sunday from Diarmuid Kearney… Kerry 0-14 Cork 1-10 Coming of the back of an impressive victory against Waterford in Walsh Park the previous weekend, Kerry faced Cork in the Munster Junior Camogie Final in Killeedy Co.Limerick. Playing in difficult conditions, […]

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Gary Keane, performing at their recent single launch of their track 'Stylin' in the Savoy, in Cork City.

Diverse Line-Up Of Guests For ‘The OtherSide’ This Friday In Benners

May 16, 2017 at 11:58 am Comments are Disabled

AFTER a very successful inaugural event in February, The OtherSide event is back on this Friday, May 19 in Benners Hotel, Tralee at 8:30pm, with another great line up and free admission. The OtherSide is a new event for Tralee, in the form of a traditional style late-night talk show set in […]

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What You Need To Know About The New Two-Way Denny Street

What You Need To Know About The New Two-Way Denny Street

May 16, 2017 at 11:32 am Comments are Disabled

SO, as most of you are aware, Denny Street in Tralee will fully re-open to traffic on Monday next, May 22 and a new two-way traffic system will come into effect. The change is part of the Tralee Active Travel Town project and a €1.7m investment in Tralee town centre and represents […]

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Cllr Jim Finucane helps unveil the new monument outside Austin Stacks GAA club grounds at Connolly Park on Monday evening. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: New Stone Monument Unveiled At Austin Stacks Club

May 16, 2017 at 11:24 am Comments are Disabled

THE Austin Stacks GAA clubhouse at Connolly Park was packed on Monday night for two special events. First of all, a special edition of Radio Kerry’s ‘Terrace Talk’ was broadcast from the club. Tim Moynihan interviewed club stalwarts, GAA legends and past and present players as part of the club’s centenary celebrations. Afterwards, everybody […]

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Kayleigh Hennessy (centre) who was auditioning for The Voice UK in The Blasket on Monday night with friends Ciara O'Sullivan and Rachel Tooher. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Singers Bid For Stardom At ‘The Voice UK’ Auditions In Tralee

May 16, 2017 at 10:44 am Comments are Disabled

THEY came from all over the county to sing at The Voice UK auditions at The Blasket bar on Castle Street last night. Researchers from the popular ITV show were in the bar to film the singers to see if Kerry singers have star potential. “We had a huge reaction to […]

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Spa Seafoods Wins At Irish Hospitality Awards

Spa Seafoods Wins At Irish Hospitality Awards

May 15, 2017 at 6:36 pm Comments are Disabled

A SPA restaurant was a winner at the inaugural Irish Hospitality Awards 2017 held on Sunday night in Dublin. Spa Seafoods was a winner in the Best Restaurant in Southwest category at the awards at the Crowne Plaza Hotel, Dublin Airport. A number of other Tralee businesses were nominated in various categories, […]

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PHOTOS: Pres Students Raise Funds For Arthritis Organisation With Sports Day

PHOTOS: Pres Students Raise Funds For Arthritis Organisation With Sports Day

May 15, 2017 at 4:37 pm Comments are Disabled

TRANSITION Year and 5th year students at Pres Tralee sold ice-cream at the  School Sports Day  which took place this week  in glorious sunshine. The girls raised over €300 for ICAN  -the Irish Children’s Arthritis Network  with a long queue for most of the afternoon. As usual , the PE department and […]

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REPORT/PHOTOS: Is This The Turning Point For Kerins O’Rahillys Season?

REPORT/PHOTOS: Is This The Turning Point For Kerins O’Rahillys Season?

May 15, 2017 at 4:11 pm Comments are Disabled

Kerins O’Rahillys 2-12 South Kerry 2-8 WOULD the real Kerins O’Rahillys please stand up? Having been dumped out of the club championship three weeks ago by Kenmare, a week later Strand Road capitulated to arch rivals Austin Stacks to send them into a relegation dogfight. That team was unrecognisable on Sunday […]

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Fraudsters Pretending To Be From Banks Target Elderly With Scam

Fraudsters Pretending To Be From Banks Target Elderly With Scam

May 15, 2017 at 3:10 pm Comments are Disabled

GARDAI in Tralee have been alerted to a fraud that targets elderly people whereby they receive a phone call from someone purporting to be from the fraud section of their bank. They are informed that their credit or debit card has been illegally accessed and money is missing from it.  […]

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Paudie O'Connor comes under pressure from Stephen Bergin.  Photo by Dermot Crean

REPORT/PHOTOS: Kerry Can’t Find Enough To Get Past Laois

May 15, 2017 at 10:13 am Comments are Disabled

Mike O’Halloran on a disappointing day in Austin Stack Park for Kerry as they bowed out of the Leinster Hurling Championship…. Kerry 3-15 Laois 2-21 Kerry’s journey in the Leinster championship ended in Austin Stack Park on Sunday when they went down to Laois and failed to progress to quarter-final losing out […]

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Caoimhe’s Coming Home To Kerry As London Rose

Caoimhe’s Coming Home To Kerry As London Rose

May 15, 2017 at 10:02 am Comments are Disabled

A KILLORGLIN woman will represent London in the Rose of Tralee contest later this year. Caoimhe Gallagher, a physiotherapist at St George’s Hospital and Wimbledon RFC has been selected as the 2017 London Rose. Caoimhe, whose father hails from Donegal and mother from Kerry, represented Irish Construction Company Danny Sullivan […]

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Shane Carroll tackles James Walsh of St Kieran's. Photo by Dermot Crean

Venues, Dates And Times Decided For Next Weekend’s Championship Games

May 14, 2017 at 9:08 pm Comments are Disabled

SO then, after a weekend of first round games, the teams in the Garvey’s Supervalu Kerry SFC now know who they will face next weekend. After the draw was made earlier this evening, the following fixtures have been made by the CCC for the Garveys Supervalu Senior Football Championship Round […]

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Status Orange Rainfall Warning Issued For Kerry

May 14, 2017 at 8:49 pm Comments are Disabled

JUDGING by recent weather warnings by Met Eireann for this part of the country, you might want to take this with pinch of salt, but… There’s a Status Orange Rainfall Warning issued for Cork and Kerry from midnight tonight until 1am on Tuesday morning. It’s expected that 50 to 70mm of rain will […]

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No More Sunday Funerals In Diocese Of Kerry From September

No More Sunday Funerals In Diocese Of Kerry From September

May 14, 2017 at 12:49 pm 1 comment

THE Bishop of Kerry, Ray Browne, has announced that there will be no more funerals on Sundays from September 1 this year. The announcement was made at Masses this weekend. No funerals will take place on Sundays in all parishes in the diocese of Kerry i.e. Mass Funeral Service or […]

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Jenny Barry and Fiona Leahy before the cycle in aid of Fenit Lifeboat on Saturday morning. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Cyclists Raise Funds At Annual Fenit RNLI Cycle

May 14, 2017 at 12:03 pm Comments are Disabled

IT was a misty and murky Saturday morning at O’Donnell’s in Mounthawk, as participants made their way off on the annual cycle in aid of Fenit RNLI. There were 62 cyclists taking part this year in the 15th annual fun cycle and they set off on the 50 kilometre cycle taking them out of […]

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