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Cllr Calls For Council To Address Pollution In Big River

Cllr Calls For Council To Address Pollution In Big River

April 15, 2019 at 11:08 am 1 comment

  SINN Féin Kerry County Councillor Pa Daly has called on Kerry County Council to address several sources of pollution on the Big River in Killeen. Cllr Daly said: “While County Clean Up day provides an opportunity for communities to gather and tidy their areas it is somewhat hypocritical for Kerry County […]

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There’s Some Wet And Windy Weather On The Way

April 14, 2019 at 1:13 pm Comments are Disabled

BAD news. There’s some awful weather on the way if Met Eireann’s forecasts are to be believed. A Status Yellow Rainfall warning will come into effect this evening for Kerry which will see heavy rain on Sunday night and Monday with a risk of spot flooding, especially in southern parts […]

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Roger Harty: Gratitude Is The Key

Roger Harty: Gratitude Is The Key

April 14, 2019 at 12:39 pm Comments are Disabled

A FEW years ago at a meeting I was introduced as Roger Harty a great fighter of depression. While I welcomed the intent of the person who introduced me, which I have no doubt was well meaning,  I was very quick to point out that the best way to deal […]

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Declan Smith and Ken McMahon with youngsters Fionn and Kyle Smith at the Tralee Rugby Club Race Night at The Ashe Hotel on Friday night. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Race Night Fun At The Ashe With Tralee Rugby Club

April 14, 2019 at 9:19 am Comments are Disabled

IT was a fun night at The Ashe Hotel when the Tralee Rugby Club faithful gathered to try their luck during a race night. “This is our first time holding it and it was a lot of work, but we’re delighted with the turnout,” said Richard Sharp, one of the […]

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Ciara Rath, Ciara Bowler, Emma Buckley, Ciara Landers and Holly Geary at the fundraising table quiz for Ballymac Community Games on Friday night at the Earl of Desmond Hotel. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Ballymac Community Games Benefits From Quiz In The Earl

April 14, 2019 at 9:18 am Comments are Disabled

THERE was a massive crowd in the Earl of Desmond on Friday night for a table quiz in aid of Ballymac Community Games. An amazing 25 tables took part, consisting mainly of families, as the quiz was held early in the night. It was a real family occasion to kick […]

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Trophy Collectors, Volunteers from 2018 Winners of Tidy Towns Competition Listowels Breda McGrath and Mary Hanlon, having fun with Tralee Brambles Gillian Wharton-Slattery, left, Joan O’Regan and Mary Donlon, after The KWD  Annual County Clean-Up Day, Kerry’s biggest annual mobilisations of community groups, Tidy Towns committees, sporting organisations, individual residents and families across the county. Now in its eighth year, it is organised by Kerry County Council and  facilitated by KWD Recycling.Photo:Valerie O’Sullivan/FREE PIC/Issued 14/04/2019

PHOTOS: Thousands Of Volunteers Take Part in County Clean-Up Day

April 14, 2019 at 9:16 am Comments are Disabled

THE weather was awful, but that didn’t stop thousands of people from throwing their weight behind the County Clean-Up effort. Even the Taoiseach was on hand to lend his support to the campaign in Kerry when Leo Varadkar showed up at Aghadoe near Killarney yesterday afternoon. He and Minister Brendan […]

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SPONSORED: Serenity Spa At The Rose Hotel Introduces New Bamboo Massage

April 13, 2019 at 2:47 pm Comments are Disabled

THIS spring allow yourself some time for relaxation and reflection with the new Bamboo Massage at Serenity Spa at The Rose Hotel which will energise you physically, mentally and spiritually. Bamboo massage is an innovative way to provide Swedish or deep tissue massage using heated bamboo sticks to roll and […]

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Gary O'Sullivan pays a visit to St Ita's and St Joseph's School on Friday. Photo by Dermot Crean

Special Olympics Hero Gary Returns To St Ita’s And St Joseph’s

April 13, 2019 at 2:43 pm Comments are Disabled

DOUBLE Special Olympics medal winner, Gary O’Sullivan, received a rapturous welcome when he returned to his alma mater in Tralee on Friday morning. Just a few weeks ago, the Castleisland man was in Abu Dhabi for the games where he claimed the gold in the shot put and silver in […]

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Adam Roche and his sister Grace with Garda Mary Gardiner, Garda Niall O'Connor, Garda Cathy Murphy and Principal of St Brendan's NS in Blennerville, Robbie O'Connell. Photo by Dermot Crean

Gardaí, Blennerville NS And Others Help With Adam And Grace’s Fundraising

April 13, 2019 at 10:22 am Comments are Disabled

YOUNG Adam Roche got to don a garda uniform on Friday at Blennerville NS as members of the force helped him raise funds for the Irish Haemophilia Society. Adam and his twin sister Grace live with haemophilia — but Adam suffers from a more severe form of the condition — […]

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Kissing the crest...Liverpool fans Mollie Duggan, Saoirse Kerins, Jesse Duggan and Jamie Lee Duggan before heading to Dublin on Friday  afternoon. Photo by Dermot Crean

Dynamos Kids Enjoy Trip To See Liverpool And Irish Legends In The Aviva

April 13, 2019 at 10:21 am Comments are Disabled

ALL the fund-raising efforts by a group of Tralee youngsters paid off on Friday, as they headed off to see Liverpool and Irish soccer legends play in Dublin. Nineteen kids from Tralee Dynamos U12B side, along with 10 adults boarded a Power’s Travel bus early on Friday afternoon to journey […]

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The Warriors with Tralee Municipal District Manager Michael Scannell, Mayor Graham Spring, Chairman of Warriors Cllr Terry O'Brien and Coach Pat Price. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: The Warriors Family Gathers For Civic Reception

April 13, 2019 at 10:19 am Comments are Disabled

NOT before time. All involved with Garvey’s Tralee Warriors gathered at Council Chambers at Kerry County Council to honour a club which has taken basketball to new heights in this town. What the Warriors have done for Tralee in three years (and not just in sport) is nothing short of […]

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Jessie Buckley in 'Wild Rose'.

McCann At The Movies: Kerry’s Jessie Buckley Simply Owns ‘Wild Rose’ From Start To Finish

April 13, 2019 at 10:18 am Comments are Disabled

John McCann says Kerry native Jessie Buckley shines in entertaning musical feature ‘Wild Rose’… Following on from its successful showing as part of the recent Dingle International Film Festival, the new feature from Tom Harper and starring Killarney’s own Jessie Buckley gets its long awaited release this week at Tralee Omniplex. ‘Wild […]

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Know Your Rights: European Health Insurance Card

April 13, 2019 at 10:18 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: I’ve just booked my summer holidays for this year and plan to travel around Europe with my partner and my 10-year old son.   How do I make sure […]

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Cha-cha the Camino for CRY with Aidan O'Mahony!  Five time All-Ireland winner and the country's first winner of Dancing With The Stars, Aidan O’Mahony, is calling on the public to join him in walking the Camino de Santiago to raise vital funds for Cardiac Risk in Young (CRY) Ireland to save young lives from Sudden Cardiac Death on 7-14th September. Pictured at the launch from left; are Liam Herlihy from CRY and Aidan O' Mahony. To find out how you can join Aidan on the Camino see cry.ie. Pic: Pauline Dennigan

Fancy Going For A Trek With Aidan?

April 12, 2019 at 8:16 pm Comments are Disabled

FIVE-TIME All-Ireland winner and the country’s first winner of Dancing With The Stars, Aidan O’Mahony, is calling on the public to join him in walking the Camino de Santiago to raise vital funds for Cardiac Risk in Young (CRY) Ireland on September 7-14. The Camino is a walk anyone can […]

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Someone In Kerry Won €50,000 In This Week’s Prize Bonds Draw

Someone In Kerry Won €50,000 In This Week’s Prize Bonds Draw

April 12, 2019 at 7:07 pm Comments are Disabled

THIS week’s Prize Bond Star Prize of €50,000 goes to lucky Prize Bond number AET611407 held in Kerry. The lucky bond was purchased in 2016.  There were over 4,600 prizes awarded in this week’s Prize Bond Draw, amounting to over €298,000. In addition to a €1 million prize awarded on […]

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Unique Coding Opportunity Comes To Kerry

Unique Coding Opportunity Comes To Kerry

April 12, 2019 at 4:44 pm Comments are Disabled

KERRY ETB Training Centre and Code Institute are offering 14 fully-funded places on their upcoming Software Development Diploma (Full Stack) qualification which starts on May 27 in Tralee. In a first for Kerry, this accelerated bootcamp programme is the only classroom version of this highly acclaimed course run outside of […]

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Kerry Crime Figures Increase In First Quarter Of 2019 Compared To Same Period Last Year

Kerry Crime Figures Increase In First Quarter Of 2019 Compared To Same Period Last Year

April 12, 2019 at 4:25 pm Comments are Disabled

THERE was a rise in crime overall in the county in the first three months of this year compared to the same period in 2018. Kerry Garda Division Chief Superintendent, Eileen Foster, was attending her first Joint Policing Committee meeting in Kerry County Council on Friday where she gave a […]

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Launching the Donal Walsh Livelife Football Tournament and the Mental Fitness and Wellbeing Project for Children were, in front; Elma Walsh, Chairman of the Kerry County Board Tim Murphy and Fionnbar Walsh. Back from left; Dr Susan Mary Lawlor, Dan Horan (sponsor), Chairman of Kerry Coiste na nÓg Tommy Cronin, PRO of Kerry Coiste na nÓg Damien McCarthy, Chairman of Kerins O'Rahillys Juvenile Club Adrian Doody and Chairwoman of the Health and Wellbeing Committee Bernie Reen. Photo by Dermot Crean

Kerins O’Rahillys Launches New Mental Fitness And Wellbeing Project For Children

April 12, 2019 at 9:05 am Comments are Disabled

THE second annual Donal Walsh LiveLife Foundation Football Tournament will kick-off a new MMental Fitness And Wellbeing Project for children at the club next month. Taking place on May 4 the tournament for boys will see 16 clubs from Tralee and all over the county represented to play for the […]

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Teacher Michaela Brosnan, Principal Mary Lucey, Garda Mary Gardiner and teacher Jack O’Connor at the Kerry College of Further Education Colour Run in aid of the Irish Cancer Society on Thursday. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: A Colourful Day At KCFE For Fundraiser

April 12, 2019 at 9:04 am Comments are Disabled

STUDENTS and staff from Kerry College of Further Education made for a colourful sight on Thursday in glorious sunshine. They took part in a 5k Colour Run/Walk fundraiser for the Irish Cancer Society. The powdered paint was flying from just after noon as participants warmed up in a great atmosphere. […]

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Paula Doyle, Paula O'Shea, Katie Ross and Carmel Ross at Tralee Musical Society's 'Chitty Chitty Bang Bang' at Siamsa Tíre on Thursday night. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Audiences Say ‘We Love You’ To Chitty Chitty Bang Bang At Siamsa

April 12, 2019 at 9:03 am Comments are Disabled

TWO days in to Tralee Musical Society’s latest production and audiences are loving ‘Chitty Chitty Bang Bang’. It opened on Wednesday to a sellout crowd and last night saw it filled to capacity again.  With wonderful songs and a truly scrumptious set, justice is done to this true children’s classic […]

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The eighth County Clean Up will take place on Saturday, 13 April and the Cathaoirleach of Kerry County Council, Cllr Norma Foley is leading calls for as many people as possible to get involved. Pictured at the launch in Tralee are from left: Marian Egan, Tralee Tidy Towns, Tim Guiheen, Olga Taranta-Sova and Joe Moynihan from Tidy Tralee Together, Henry Lowe and Anne Connolly from Friends of Able, Cllr. Norma Foley, Cathaoirleach, Kerry County Council, Joan O' Regan, Team Bramble, Gerard O' Brien, Environment Dept. Kerry County Council, Cllr. Sam Locke, Chairman, Tralee Tidy Towns, Brian Stephenson, Environment Task Force, Anne Jones, Team Bramble and Jean Foley, Tralee Municipal District Officer. Pic: Pauline Dennigan

Get Involved In The County Clean-Up Tomorrow

April 12, 2019 at 9:01 am Comments are Disabled

ONE of Kerry’s biggest annual mobilisations of community groups, Tidy Towns committees, voluntary and sporting organisations, and individual residents and families across the county is taking place tomorrow. The eighth County Clean Up will take place on Saturday and organisers are calling for as many people as possible to get […]

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Not One, But Two Kerry Jerseys Spotted At The US Masters On First Day

Not One, But Two Kerry Jerseys Spotted At The US Masters On First Day

April 12, 2019 at 8:53 am Comments are Disabled

WELL that was quick. Normally we have to wait until Saturday or Sunday for the traditional sighting of the Kerry jersey, but two came in the one day at the opening round of the US Masters in Augusta, Georgia, yesterday. And this is all before Tralee man Aidan Teahan and […]

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Paul Dick in action on Sunday. Photo by Dermot Crean

Three Tralee Warriors In Basketball Ireland All-Star Teams

April 11, 2019 at 3:18 pm Comments are Disabled

THE Basketball Ireland 2018/19 All Star teams were announced today and it sees three Tralee Warriors players honoured for their efforts on the court this past season The All Stars were voted for by coaches in each division of the National League. In the Men’s Super League, point guard for this […]

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Gardaí Issue Appeal For Information After Suspicious Approach To Child

Gardaí Issue Appeal For Information After Suspicious Approach To Child

April 11, 2019 at 2:18 pm Comments are Disabled

GARDAI in Castleisland investigating the suspicious approach to a child at Scartaglin GAA Grounds, Kerry on last Sunday wish to appeal to the public for their assistance. The incident has been widely reported over the past few days, but now Gardaí have officially issued an appeal to the public for […]

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Sonny Foran and Mary Fitzgibbon who have been selected to run in the local elections for the Aontú Party.

Aontú Party Selects Candidates To Run In Tralee And Listowel Electoral Areas

April 11, 2019 at 1:40 pm Comments are Disabled

AONTÚ Chiarraí has selected Mary Fitzgibbon from Ballymacelligott to run in the Tralee LEA and Sonny Foran from Causeway to run in the Listowel LEA in the forthcoming elections, at a Convention held at the Meadowlands Hotel last night. The Convention was chaired by Cathaoirleach of Aontú Chiarraí, Risteárd Ó […]

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Jordan KIssane, Daire Keane, Eoin Buckley and Rap Buiyvadas.

CBS Students Excel In Sporting World Over Past Weeks

April 11, 2019 at 10:24 am Comments are Disabled

IT’S been a good few weeks for students at CBS The Green in various sporting fields with four enjoying significant achievements. In late March, 6th Year student Daire Keane of Ballymac who won an All-Ireland gold medal in the Handball Small Alley Novice (adult) competition in Co. Cavan. Jordan Kissane […]

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Kerry County Council buildings in Rathass.

Council Issues Guidelines For Candidates Erecting Election Posters

April 11, 2019 at 10:19 am Comments are Disabled

KERRY County Council is advising candidates for the forthcoming European and local elections that election posters may not be erected before Wednesday, April 24. The statutory time period for the erection of election posters for the 2019 elections is 30 days before the poll date meaning that April 24 is […]

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New Scheme Aims To Reduce Number Of Vacant Properties In Tralee Town

New Scheme Aims To Reduce Number Of Vacant Properties In Tralee Town

April 11, 2019 at 9:49 am Comments are Disabled

A NEW grant-based incentive scheme which aims to reduce the number of vacant properties in Tralee town centre has been launched by Kerry County Council. The Business Incentive Scheme is designed to encourage both landlords and new or aspiring business owners or leasers to occupy vacant premises by offering a […]

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Teaching staff and sponsors of the new kitchen at CBS The Green, at the official opening on Wednesday. Photo by Dermot Crean

New Kitchen At CBS The Green Officially Opened

April 11, 2019 at 9:22 am Comments are Disabled

CBS The Green students can practice their culinary skills in a brand new kitchen after it was officially opened on Tuesday morning. Invited guests, staff and students enjoyed a delicious spread to mark the occasion of the opening of the facility which will greatly assist the ‘Breakfast Club’ in the […]

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Denis Walsh receives his prize after winning the All-Ireland Tapas and Pintxo Championships in IT Tralee from Robert Curley. Also included are judges Gorka Arrieta and John Harty.

A Great Week For Foodies As Kerry Hosts All-Ireland Tapas And Pintxo Championships

April 11, 2019 at 9:18 am Comments are Disabled

IT’S been wonderful week for the food industry in the Kingdom, as guests and competitors at the All Ireland Tapas and Pintxo Championship got to experience the culinary delights on offer in Kerry and also meet with local producers and suppliers in the food industry Two days of competitions where […]

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