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Did You Have A Teacher Who Deserves To Be Celebrated?

Did You Have A Teacher Who Deserves To Be Celebrated?

June 6, 2019 at 11:28 am Comments are Disabled

IS Kerry home to some of the most inspiring teachers in Ireland?  A new national initiative, ‘Teachers Inspire’, is aiming to find out. Teachers Inspire Ireland is an initiative of Dublin City University, focused on highlighting the enormous contribution made by teachers in Irish society. It is now open for […]

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Pictured at the launch in Tralee’s town park were some of the  Organisers of the Feile na mBláth at The Park Festival in Tralee Town Park are Blooming up a Storm this June to announce their biggest entries in the 12 years of the Flowers & Garden aspect of the Festival.  Chairwoman of Tralee Flower and Garden Club Ann O’Sullivan 
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PRESS INFO __ BLOOMING UP A STORM

The Organisers of the Feile na mBláth at The Park Festival in Tralee Town Park are Blooming up a Storm this June to announce their biggest entries in the 12 years of the Flowers & Garden aspect of the Festival.  Chairwoman of Tralee Flower and Garden Club Ann O’Sullivan is delighted with the feedback they have received so far which is up on previous years. “ There is great interest in this years Classes with entries stronger than ever and with our new Junior Kids Classes we just hope we will have enough space within the Bloom Room in the Kerry Group Marquee to fit all the entrants.”

This years Festival will take place on Saturday 15th and Sunday 16th  of June in the town park and thanks to the Kerry County Council Community Support Fund and Kerry Group the Festival will once again be 100% Free which will see the return of the traditional elements such as the Flower Displays, Dog Shows, Street Theatre, Drum Circles, Emergency Services, Recitals & Performances, Busking, Vintage Cars, Community Garden, the Food & Craft Village and of course complemented by the other weekend activities such as the Park Runs and Art in the Park.
The Highlights at this year’s Festival will see the return of over 30 Reenactors from Deise Medieval from Waterford who will be camping, working and battling in the Park throughout the two days with more reenactors from Newcastlewest & Tralee. Saturday evening will see a world record attempt ‘Nun’s on the Run’ fundraising event presented by Tralee Rowling Club and Pieta House and the Festival will close on Sunday evening with a special performance by the cast of Turas from Ireland’s National Folk theatre Company, Siamsa Tíre which will be followed by a monster Céilí from Kerry’s own Uí Bhraiain.
Tralee Municipal District Manager, Michael Scannell, said the festival had become a key event in the calendar in Tralee. ‘This has grown into a wonderful community event which attracts many thousands of people to Tralee and Kerry County Council is delighted to support the Féile,’ he said.
Further information on all events can be see on the Festivals Facebook Page @parkfestivaltralee

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FURTHER INFO: Contact – Bryan Carr (Event Coordinator) 086 8389771 bryancarr7@live.com

Féile Na mBláth Returns With Biggest Line-Up Of Events Yet

June 6, 2019 at 11:10 am Comments are Disabled

WITH flower displays, dog shows, street theatre, family entertainment and much more, the organisers of the Feile na mBláth at The Park Festival in Tralee Town Park are ‘blooming up a storm’ for next week. This years Festival will take place on Saturday/Sunday, June 15/16 in the town park and thanks […]

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Deputy John Brassil.

Brassil Calls On Minister To Extend Bereavement Exemptions To Junior Cert Students

June 5, 2019 at 4:47 pm Comments are Disabled

FIANNA Fáil TD for Kerry, John Brassil, has called on the Minister for Education to extend bereavement exam exemptions to Junior Certificate students. Deputy Brassil was commenting as the Department of Education made provisions that any Leaving Cert students who suffer a close family bereavement during the State examinations in […]

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Group Sales and Marketing Manager, Leonie Flaherty, (left) and Jane Boyle Of The Ashe Hotel (third from left) present a cheque to Enda O'Brien, Gerard O'Carroll, Christobel Quirke, Sandra Burke and Evelyn Burke of Down Syndrome Kerry at the hotel on Wednesday. Photo by Dermot Crean

Easter Party At The Ashe Raises Funds For Down Syndrome Kerry

June 5, 2019 at 4:29 pm Comments are Disabled

MEMBERS of Down Syndrome Kerry were on hand on Wednesday to accept a cheque from The Ashe Hotel after an event was held in aid of the organisation in Easter. The annual Easter Tea Party was another huge success with tickets snapped up well in advance, eventually raising €1,170. Hosted […]

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New Book From Local Author To Be Launched Next Week

New Book From Local Author To Be Launched Next Week

June 5, 2019 at 12:34 pm Comments are Disabled

FORMER Editor of The Kerryman, Declan Malone will launch Tralee native Billy Ryle’s new novel ‘Christian Brotherly Love’ at Kerry Library, Moyderwell, Tralee on Thursday,  June 13 at 7.30pm. This fictional novel set in the 1950’s and 1960’s introduces Barry Kyle, a member of a republican family, a talented Gaelic […]

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New Executive Director at Siamsa Tíre, Róisín McGarr.

New Executive Director Of Siamsa Tire Appointed

June 5, 2019 at 12:17 pm Comments are Disabled

SIAMSA TÍRE has announced the appointment of Róisín McGarr as the new Executive Director for Siamsa Tíre – Home to the National Folk Theatre of Ireland. The role of Executive Director will be to lead and manage Siamsa Tíre strategically into the future as a national cultural institution. The current […]

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PHOTOS: Meet The Kerry Rose 2019 Contestants

PHOTOS: Meet The Kerry Rose 2019 Contestants

June 5, 2019 at 11:46 am Comments are Disabled

THE Kerry Rose 2019 Selection Night is taking place in Ballyroe Heights Hotel this Saturday, so it’s about time you met the 18 ladies, hailing from all over the county, vying for the crown… ALISON McGALEY-  SPONSORED BY KERRY CORK HEALTH LINK BUS 23 year old Alison McGaley from Castleisland […]

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WATCH: Ann Laide Talks About Life In Caballs And How She’ll Miss It

WATCH: Ann Laide Talks About Life In Caballs And How She’ll Miss It

June 5, 2019 at 9:59 am 2 comments

AS you all know by now, Caballs on Bridge Street will be closing its doors for the last time later this month after 99 years in business. Local filmmaker Timmy Dowd went to see Ann Laide and she told of the history of the shop, how it evolved over the […]

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Rose of Tralee 2018, Kirsten Mate Maher in the Town Park on Wednesday morning. Photo by Dermot Crean

Volunteers Wanted For Rose Of Tralee Festival

June 4, 2019 at 3:05 pm Comments are Disabled

VOLUNTEERS are being sought to be part of the team that will help co-ordinate and marshal the multitude of events planned for 60th Year Celebrations of Rose of Tralee International Festival from Friday 23rd to Tuesday 27th August. The Rose of Tralee, Kirsten Mate Maher, travelled to Tralee to personally thank […]

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Legal Briefs: Boundary Disputes…

Legal Briefs: Boundary Disputes…

June 4, 2019 at 11:57 am Comments are Disabled

As work finally starts on Trump’s infamous wall with Mexico, Alex Hoffman of Pierse McCarthy Lucey Solicitors takes a look at an issue that has soured many friendships over the years – the dreaded boundary dispute… Boundary disputes have been around as long as property ownership itself and can be […]

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The runners taking part in the Marathon fundraiser this month in aid of the Kerry Hospice Foundation.

Fundraiser To See Participants Run 26 Miles In 26 Counties In 26 Hours

June 4, 2019 at 11:10 am Comments are Disabled

THIRTEEN charity runners plan to make the most of the longest day of the year by running a mile in every county in the Republic of Ireland to raise funds for the Kerry Hospice Foundation. Starting in Mitchelstown, Co Cork on Friday, June 21, the charity runners will cover 26 […]

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Chamber Alliance In Talks With Major Retailers About Setting Up In Tralee

Chamber Alliance In Talks With Major Retailers About Setting Up In Tralee

June 4, 2019 at 10:41 am Comments are Disabled

TRALEE Chamber Alliance (TCA) has confirmed that they are currently in advanced talks with four national and international retailers with a view to setting up in Tralee. It follows the strong representation from the business representative body for Kerry’s capital at the recent Retail Excellence Ireland National Expo in Dublin. […]

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Laura Horgan, Finuge, Diane Jeffers, Ardfert and Nollaig McCarthy, Finuge, at Listowel Races Ladies Day on  Sunday. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: All The Style From Ladies Day At Listowel Races

June 3, 2019 at 12:49 pm Comments are Disabled

IT was another glamorous afternoon on the Island in Listowel on Sunday for Ladies Day at the races. The strong wind ensured hats had to be held down by the fashionable ladies and they certainly impressed the judges. Earlier we told you Aine Wall from Derrymore East, Tralee was the […]

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Áine Wins The Fashion Stakes In Listowel

Áine Wins The Fashion Stakes In Listowel

June 3, 2019 at 11:48 am Comments are Disabled

IT was well worth the trip to Listowel for a Ballyheigue native on Sunday as she won the best dressed lady at Listowel Races on Sunday. Aine Wall, who now lives in Derrymore East, Tralee, was the winner of the top prize of a cheque for €800 sponsored by Listowel […]

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Cyclist Dies After Being Struck By Car Near Beaufort

Cyclist Dies After Being Struck By Car Near Beaufort

June 2, 2019 at 12:20 pm Comments are Disabled

GARDAÍ in Killarney are appealing for witnesses following a fatal collision in Kerry. At approximately 8am, a man in his 30s was fatally injured when he was struck by a car while cycling on the Gap of Dunloe Road near Beaufort. He was pronounced dead at the scene. The driver […]

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Here’s Where Residential Property Was Sold Around Tralee In April

Here’s Where Residential Property Was Sold Around Tralee In April

June 2, 2019 at 11:03 am Comments are Disabled

THE most up to date statistics from the Residential Property Price Register shows that April was a relatively quiet month for sales with 16 properties changing hands around Tralee, fetching a total of €2,488,100. The property that sold for the most in the Tralee environs in April was a house […]

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PHOTOS: #Tralee On Social Media This Week

PHOTOS: #Tralee On Social Media This Week

June 2, 2019 at 11:02 am Comments are Disabled

Every week we compile photos posted on Twitter and Instagram of Tralee and beyond. If you’d like a photo to feature, just tag #Tralee and we’ll see it… Bless ye lads… TICKETS ! TODAY ! TOWN CENTRE ! 12 TO 6 ! FIND THE ‘NUNS’ #traleenunchallenge#guinnessworldrecord #pietahouse #feilenambláth pic.twitter.com/oLor0zCi7z — […]

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Details Of Tralee Events For Cruinniú Na nÓg Announced

Details Of Tralee Events For Cruinniú Na nÓg Announced

June 2, 2019 at 11:01 am Comments are Disabled

TRALEE is just one Municipal District in the county that is putting out a great programme of free creative opportunities for teenagers and children as part of Cruinniú na nÓg on Saturday, June 15 next and more details have been released about the day’s activities in the county capital. Young […]

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Corinne Evans (third from left) presents a cheque to the organisers of the Darkness Into Light Tralee event. From left; Martin Brosnan, Anne Leahy O'Shea, Con O'Connor of Pieta House, Georgina Collins of Corinne Evans Physiotherapy and Chris Horan of Corinne Evans Physiotherapy. Photo by Dermot Crean

Local Physiotherapist Raises €600 For Darkness Into Light Tralee

June 2, 2019 at 11:00 am Comments are Disabled

THE Darkness Into Light Tralee walk may have taken place three weeks ago, but the funds are still coming in. On Friday, the organisers and Con O’Connor of Pieta House were in High Street to collect a cheque for €600 from physiotherapist, Corinne Evans. Corinne, who has taken part in […]

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Roger Harty: The Fool Might Be Right

Roger Harty: The Fool Might Be Right

June 2, 2019 at 10:59 am Comments are Disabled

IN towns and villages all over the world there is often some unfortunate individual whether we like it or not, who is regarded as the local fool or idiot. They are often an outlet for much derision and fun by some and perhaps an outlet for love and kindness by […]

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Maryanne Lowney, Treasa Murphy, Aisling O'Brien, Fiona Stack and Elaine Kinsella enjoying a Radio Kerry night out/birthday party on Friday. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Radio Kerry Staff Have Two Reasons To Celebrate On Night Out

June 1, 2019 at 10:12 am Comments are Disabled

IT was well-deserved. Radio Kerry staff worked their headphones off all last weekend, making sure the people of Kerry were up to speed with all the news from the local elections. We heard the counts, got expert analysis and listened to stories of triumph and defeat from Tralee and Killarney […]

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Ten Places In Town To Watch Liverpool v Spurs Tonight

Ten Places In Town To Watch Liverpool v Spurs Tonight

June 1, 2019 at 9:58 am 1 comment

IF you’re a Liverpool fan, you’ve been here before…many times. More recently, last year when the town was absolutely jammers for the game against Real Madrid. It all ended very badly for Reds fans that night and while many of them went straight home after the game, others packed the […]

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Frank Houlihan, James Finnegan, John Fraher, Tommy Sweeney and Ger Madden looking forward to Bloomsday on June 16. Photo by Dermot Crean

Frank And Friends Plan A ‘Bloomsday’ Celebration Around Tralee

June 1, 2019 at 9:57 am Comments are Disabled

LOVERS of all things literary are in for a treat in about a fortnight’s time when Bloomsday will be celebrated in Tralee. Bloomsday is a commemoration and celebration of the life of Irish writer James Joyce, observed primarily in Dublin on June 16. It’s the day his novel Ulysses takes place in 1904, and […]

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Know Your Rights: Early Childhood Care and Education Scheme

June 1, 2019 at 9:56 am Comments are Disabled

Know Your Rights has been compiled by Kerry Citizens Information Service which provides a free and confidential service to the public… Question: How do I access the Early Childhood Care and Education Scheme for my 2 year-old child? Answer: The Early Childhood Care and Education (ECCE) Scheme provides free early childhood care […]

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McCann At The Movies: ‘Godzilla’ Offering Is A Monstrous Mess Of A Movie

McCann At The Movies: ‘Godzilla’ Offering Is A Monstrous Mess Of A Movie

June 1, 2019 at 9:56 am Comments are Disabled

John McCann says ‘Godzilla: King of the Monsters’ is a loud, brash mediocre movie, that’ll leave you cold… This week’s trip to Tralee Omniplex involved another in what is bound to be a packed summer of big budget blockbusters in Godzilla: King of the Monsters. With some quality productions already seen this year […]

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Cork Airport

Cork Airport Giving Kerry Public Chance Of Winning Free Flights In ‘Spin The Wheel’

May 31, 2019 at 4:24 pm Comments are Disabled

FREE flights will be given away by Cork Airport next Friday, June 7, as part of a ‘Spin the Wheel’ competition in Killarney. Pairs of return tickets to Verona, Budapest, Bristol and Birmingham will be up for grabs from Main Street, Killarney, starting from 3.30pm. Also available to win on […]

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More KCFE Students To Attend Courses At Tralee Town Centre Campus

More KCFE Students To Attend Courses At Tralee Town Centre Campus

May 31, 2019 at 3:30 pm 1 comment

KERRY College of Further Education plans to increase the number of students attending their town centre campus this September. At the KCFE annual awards on Wednesday evening, Principal Mary Lucey updated those present on future proposed developments. This included a further expansion of the Denny Street Campus which will see another […]

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The Rose of Tralee Festival hosted an event to honour businesses who have supported the Festival over the years.

More Contributions Needed For Rose Festival’s Street Entertainment Budget

May 31, 2019 at 12:48 pm Comments are Disabled

THE Executive Chair of the Rose of Tralee International Festival is once again appealing to the business community in the town to contribute towards the costs of the street entertainment at the Festival. The Festival hosted a breakfast at The Rose Hotel on Friday morning where many long-standing local sponsors […]

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John McCann is all set for Saturday night.

John McCann: Why Liverpool’s European Journeys Mean So Much

May 31, 2019 at 12:27 pm 1 comment

Lifelong Liverpool FC fan, John McCann from Tralee, reflects on the joys, the trials and the tribulations of following the Reds, as Saturday’s Champions League Final looms large… A EUROPEAN Cup Final and Liverpool Football Club – go together like Ant & Dec, Morecambe & Wise, Man City and financial ‘doping’. […]

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Members of Tralee and Spa/Fenit branches at the Kerry Hospice Foundation Sunflower Heroes Awards on Thursday night. In front; Mairead Moriarty, Eileen Brosnan, Pearl Browne, Lisa McElligott and Marie McSwiney. At back; Margaret O'Shea, Bridie O'Connor, Mary Shanahan, Ita Behan, Margaret Crean, Norma Lee, Christine Gallagher and Mary Kelly. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Honouring The Local ‘Sunflower Hospice Heroes’ In Kerry

May 31, 2019 at 11:08 am Comments are Disabled

PEOPLE who have done sterling work for the Kerry Hospice Foundation over the years were honoured at a special event in the Palliative Care Day Unit at University Hospital Kerry on Thursday night Seventeen men and women (although three couldn’t make it on the night) were honoured with local ‘Sunflower […]

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