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Niamh Doyle from Kerry County Library Services on screen in a socially distanced classroom at Kerry College’s Clash Road Campus.

Kerry College And Kerry Library Collaborate To Enhance Learning And Research Resources

October 9, 2020 at 1:38 pm Comments are Disabled

KERRY College of Further Education and Training (Kerry College) virtually welcomed Niamh Doyle of Kerry County Library Services this week as she presented an online tutorial on what the Kerry Library service has to offer. The interactive tutorial was streamed to multiple classes across both the Clash and Denny street […]

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The Vocal In Need group based at IT Tralee.

Tralee-Based Project Wins European Language Label Award

October 9, 2020 at 10:11 am Comments are Disabled

A TRALEE-BASED group who aim to bridge linguistic and cultural gaps by providing an online training course and a smartphone app are among the winners at the annual European Language Label (ELL) Awards. Vocal In Need designed the training app and smartphone app for both security and NGO staff to […]

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Enable Ireland Kerry Looks For Artists To Donate Work For Charity Auction

October 9, 2020 at 9:23 am Comments are Disabled

ENABLE Ireland Kerry Services is appealing to artists to donate art pieces inspired by the wild Atlantic coast for their upcoming charity sale. The national charity is holding an online art sale in November, and is seeking donations from artists based along Ireland’s Atlantic way in the counties of Cork, […]

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New Garda Superintendent Appointed In Tralee

New Garda Superintendent Appointed In Tralee

October 9, 2020 at 9:17 am Comments are Disabled

AN Garda Síochána yesterday confirmed two Superintendent appointments in the Kerry Garda Division. In a promotion, Superintendent Paul Kennedy has been appointed to Listowel Garda District. He takes over from Superintendent Fearghal Pattwell who has been transferred to the Tralee Garda District. Superintendent Pattwell replaces Supt Dan Keane who retired earlier […]

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Bishop Ray Browne at the official opening of the new 15-bed specialist palliative in-patient unit at University Hospital Kerry on Friday afternoon. Photo by Dermot Crean

Bishop Urges Public To Abide By Public Health Guidelines During New Restrictions

October 8, 2020 at 6:16 pm Comments are Disabled

BISHOP Ray Browne has issued a pastoral message to parishioners to do what the country asks of them regarding the Public Health Guidelines, as Level 3 Restrictions result in public masses moving online again. The impact of Level 3 restrictions on Parish activity and religious services is as follows: • Public Mass […]

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Kerry Sees An Increase Of Three COVID-19 Cases

Kerry Sees An Increase Of Three COVID-19 Cases

October 8, 2020 at 6:00 pm 1 comment

KERRY was not mentioned specifically by health authorities as having  new COVID-19 cases in its daily update this evening but its official total has risen again. Three new cases were added to the county’s official total to reflect yesterday’s increase. This makes the official total for the county now at  466. […]

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Billy Ryle: Students Deserve Answers After Coding Error Fiasco

Billy Ryle: Students Deserve Answers After Coding Error Fiasco

October 8, 2020 at 5:00 pm Comments are Disabled

Billy Ryle says the 17% of Leaving Cert candidates, about 10,000 young people, whose teachers’ calculated results were downgraded by an error-strewn Canadian algorithm are entitled to ask why… There was considerable disappointment when CAO Round Four offers were published on Thursday morning as only 485 applicants from a total […]

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Kerry LEO’s Student Enterprise Awards To Be Delivered Online

Kerry LEO’s Student Enterprise Awards To Be Delivered Online

October 8, 2020 at 1:19 pm Comments are Disabled

STUDENT entrepreneurs across Kerry have begun their journey in this year’s Student Enterprise Programme, with eyes on next year’s National Final. This Kerry Local Enterprise Office run programme will be delivered differently given the current restrictions across the country, and the Final, which will take place on Friday, May 14, […]

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4/10/20 ***NO REPRO FEE*** Wear your favourite hat in support of Brain Tumour Ireland
Pictured at the launch of Irish charity Brain Tumour Ireland’s #WearAHatDay 2020 at Royal Hospital Kilmainham, Dublin 8 are Brain tumour survivor, Izzy Leamy (3) and her mother, Cliona Gaughran. 
The charity is calling on Ireland to don their favourite hat in support of its annual fundraising and awareness campaign on Friday, 24th October 2020 to support their vital work with people diagnosed with brain tumours and their families. A €4 donation can be made by simply texting BTI to 50300. 
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#WearAHatDay takes place as part of the annual Brain Tumour Awareness Week campaign, taking place from Monday, 19th October to Friday, 24th October in 2020, and is this year raising awareness of paediatric brain tumours.

Kerry People Asked To Take Part In ‘Wear A Hat Day’ For Brain Tumour Ireland

October 8, 2020 at 12:27 pm Comments are Disabled

IRISH charity Brain Tumour Ireland (BTI) is calling on people in Kerry to don their favourite hat in support of its annual awareness and fundraising campaign #WearAHatDay on Friday, October 23. The annual campaign raises funds for the charity’s vital support and information services for people diagnosed with brain tumours […]

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Mark’s ‘Unputdownable’ Biography Of DJ Curtin Garners Huge Praise

Mark’s ‘Unputdownable’ Biography Of DJ Curtin Garners Huge Praise

October 8, 2020 at 10:44 am Comments are Disabled

HE’S one of Tralee’s favourite sons and now a new book about his life and career is garnering wild praise from everyone who has bought it. Local businessman, Mark Leen, has put written and published ‘Curtin Call’ about famed singer DJ Curtin which people are describing as ‘unputdownable’. It’s been […]

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Lee Strand’s environmental leadership continues with the launch of    Ireland’s first 100% Renewable 2 Litre milk carton

Lee Strand’s innovation and leadership in the marketplace continued this week when they launched Ireland’s first 100% renewable 2 litre milk carton. Their new 2 litre carton follows the successful launch of Lee Strand’s 100% renewable 1 litre carton in October 2019. Produced by Tetra Pak, the carton is recognised as the world’s first fully renewable pack and has won many prestigious international awards. The plant-based carton and cap are also 100% recyclable.

Speaking at the launch, Gearoid Linnane, CEO, Lee Strand stated “Lee Strand’s €2 million manufacturing investment is a major step forward in the development of truly sustainable packaging and reinforces our commitment to protecting the environment. The trend in the marketplace indicates there is a shift away from plastic and this will continue if new levies on single use plastic are introduced. Customers are more environmentally conscious, and we are delighted to be a step ahead of the curve offering consumers a choice now when making their 2 litre milk purchases.”

To celebrate the launch, customers will be given the chance to win €1,000 if Lee Strand’s new 100% Renewable 2 litre milk carton is in your fridge! Tune into Radio Kerry from Monday, October 12th until Sunday, November 1st for details on how to enter. Over 250 limited edition Lee Strand & Radio Kerry ReMOOOable reusable mugs will also be given away on Radio Kerry over the next

Lee Strand Launches New Renewable 2-Litre Milk Carton

October 8, 2020 at 9:28 am Comments are Disabled

LEE Strand has launched Ireland’s first 100% renewable 2-litre milk carton. Their new product follows the successful launch of Lee Strand’s 100% renewable 1-litre carton in October 2019. Produced by Tetra Pak, the carton is recognised as the world’s first fully renewable pack and has won many prestigious international awards. The […]

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Rise Of 18 In Kerry Cases, 611 Confirmed Nationally This Evening

Rise Of 18 In Kerry Cases, 611 Confirmed Nationally This Evening

October 7, 2020 at 6:01 pm Comments are Disabled

KERRY has again recorded an increase in COVID-19 cases, but the exact number of cases was not specifically mentioned by the health authorities in its daily update this evening. 18 new cases were added to the county’s total to reflect yesterday’s increase. This makes the official total for the county now […]

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Dr Barry O'Connor President CIT and Dr Brendan O'Donnell President ITT.

€8.25m In Funding For Munster Technological University

October 7, 2020 at 5:23 pm Comments are Disabled

AN allocation of €8.25m has been made to Ireland’s newest Technological University – Munster Technological University (MTU). This funding comes as part of an overall package of €34.33m in Transformation Funding for Technological Universities (TUTF) announced by Minister for Further and Higher Education, Research, Innovation and Science, Simon Harris T.D. […]

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UHK Suspends Visits To Hospital Due To Level 3 COVID-19 Restrictions

UHK Suspends Visits To Hospital Due To Level 3 COVID-19 Restrictions

October 7, 2020 at 12:17 pm Comments are Disabled

UNIVERSITY Hospital Kerry will be suspending hospital visiting from today, Wednesday, October 7, until further notice, in line with the move to Level 3 restrictions, Visiting the hospital will be for exceptional cases only and this must be arranged through the ward manager and relevant consultant. University Hospital Kerry says […]

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Over €23,000 In Funding For Kerry Libraries

Over €23,000 In Funding For Kerry Libraries

October 7, 2020 at 11:57 am Comments are Disabled

FUNDING totalling €23,534,00 has been announced for Kerry Libraries. The funding, approved by Department of Rural and Community Development, has a specific focus and is aimed to support a wide variety of groups in local communities. ‘Family Time @ your library’  which is part of Kerry Library Services’ Right to Read Programme comprising of online […]

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Con O'Connor of Pieta House Tralee was at Coláiste Gleann Lí to accept €360, proceeds of a fundraiser organised by students. Also included is Deputy Principal Liam McGill and teacher Marie Doody. Photo by Dermot Crean

Coláiste Gleann Lí Students Hold ‘Colour Day’ For Pieta House

October 7, 2020 at 11:35 am Comments are Disabled

STUDENTS from Coláiste Gleann Lí presented proceeds from a recent fundraiser to Pieta House Tralee on Monday. The students held a ‘colours day’ where students wore yellow, blue or orange — which are the colours of Pieta House — and donated €2, eventually raising €360. There were also fun games […]

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Maura Sullivan (second from right) of Kerry Hospice accepts a cheque for €1,795, the proceeds of a recent tractor run. Also included is Karen Walsh, Denis Murphy, Sean Kerins, Tadhg Kerins and Donal O'Riordan. Photo by Dermot Crean

Proceeds From Fundraisers Presented To Kerry Hospice

October 7, 2020 at 11:03 am Comments are Disabled

KERRY Hospice Foundation received a number of cheques in the past week thank to fundraisers in the local community. Over 60 vintage and modern tractors took part in a tractor run on September 27 from Blennerville out west and raised €1,795 which was presented to Maura Sullivan of Kerry Hospice […]

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Photography Competition To Promote Cycling In Kerry

Photography Competition To Promote Cycling In Kerry

October 7, 2020 at 9:55 am Comments are Disabled

A NEW photography competition has been launched this week to celebrate and promote cycling in the Kingdom. Kerry Recreation & Sports Partnership and Kerry County Council are inviting people to take part in the ‘Where, in Kerry, will your bike take you?’ photography competition and are asking everyone to submit […]

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Increase Of Nine In Kerry Cases, 432 New COVID-19 Cases Nationally

Increase Of Nine In Kerry Cases, 432 New COVID-19 Cases Nationally

October 6, 2020 at 6:29 pm 2 comments

KERRY was not specifically mentioned by the health authorities in its daily update this evening as having new cases. However, nine new cases were added to the county’s total to reflect yesterday’s increase. This makes the official total for the county now at  445. 432 new cases over the past 24 […]

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Principal of Moyderwell Mercy Primary School Moira Quinlan (left) and Una O'Rahilly (right) make presentations to Mairead Devine and Aileen Fuller on the occasion of their retirement from teaching at the school. Photo by Dermot Crean

Fond Tributes As Aileen And Mairead Retire From Moyderwell Primary School

October 6, 2020 at 4:28 pm Comments are Disabled

WE may be living in strange times, but it was appropriate that the retirement of two teachers from Moyderwell Mercy Primary School was marked on Friday. Aileen Fuller and Mairead Devine from Moyderwell Mercy Primary School Tralee both have around 80 years of teaching service between them and some of the […]

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Public Invited To Online Kerry Joint Policing Committee AGM

Public Invited To Online Kerry Joint Policing Committee AGM

October 6, 2020 at 1:41 pm Comments are Disabled

MEMBERS of the public are invited to attend the Kerry Joint Policing Committee  annual public meeting on Friday next, October 9, at 2pm. Having regard to public health guidance and particular guidance on the hosting of meetings, this meeting will be held online and by webinar. Local Garda management will present […]

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Former Presentation Primary pupil Emma Greensmyth, with Rachel O'Connell, Mairead Kelly and Mark Greensmyth, at the Presentation Primary School Confirmation Day on Sunday. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Former Presentation Primary Pupils Finally Enjoy Confirmation Day

October 6, 2020 at 12:30 pm Comments are Disabled

IT’S been a long time coming, but the former pupils of Presentation Primary finally got to receive the sacrament of Confirmation on Sunday afternoon. They’re scattered among secondary schools all over town now, so it was nice for them to reunite again for the special day and meet old friends. […]

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Council Announces Closure Of Some Attractions Due To New Restrictions

Council Announces Closure Of Some Attractions Due To New Restrictions

October 6, 2020 at 11:48 am Comments are Disabled

THE Senior Management Team of Kerry County Council met this morning to consider the announcement by the Government that Kerry is to move to Level 3 COVID-19 restrictions. Kerry County Council is appealing to everyone in Kerry to adhere closely to the latest public health advice, to familiarise themselves with […]

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Tom Keane, Head of Marketing, Communications & CSE | IPB Insurance; Aoife Hammond, Manager, Dublin Food Co-op; Deirdre Mortell, CEO, Rethink Ireland. Photo credit Marc O’Sullivan.

Tralee-Based Learn From Leaders Wins Place On Rethink Ireland Programme

October 6, 2020 at 10:50 am Comments are Disabled

TRALEE-BASED Learn from Leaders, a not-for-profit created to promote and foster compassionate leadership, has won a place on Rethink Ireland’s Genesis Programme. This is an intensive two-day residential workshop that will focus on building the skills and knowledge needed to develop a sustainable social enterprise and be successful in future […]

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Tralee local, Micháel O’Shea, Senior Individual Category Winner with his board game ‘Climate Conquest.’

Tralee Teenager Wins Prize In Trócaire Game Changers Competition

October 6, 2020 at 10:30 am Comments are Disabled

A TRALEE teenager has won a category at the 2020 Trócaire Game Changers competition last week. Trócaire Game Changers is a competition for young people who want to change the world and believe games are a way to do this. The annual competition is organised by Trócaire’s development education team […]

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Kerry’s Total Official Number Of COVID-19 Cases So Far Is Now 436

Kerry’s Total Official Number Of COVID-19 Cases So Far Is Now 436

October 5, 2020 at 6:03 pm Comments are Disabled

KERRY was not specifically mentioned by the health authorities in its daily update this evening as having new cases, but any increase will be added to Kerry’s total tomorrow. The official total for the county rose by 10 this evening to 436 reflecting the increase from yesterday’s figures. 518 new […]

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Gardaí Appeal Again For Information After Jewellery Theft Incident

Gardaí Appeal Again For Information After Jewellery Theft Incident

October 5, 2020 at 3:21 pm Comments are Disabled

GARDAI in Tralee have again appealed to the public for information after a theft from a jewellers in Tralee on Saturday afternoon. Shortly after 3pm, two engagement rings of significant value were stolen from Hilser’s on Castle Street (please note an earlier version of this report erroneously gave the location […]

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GAA Suspends All Club Games Until Further Notice

GAA Suspends All Club Games Until Further Notice

October 5, 2020 at 1:38 pm Comments are Disabled

THE GAA’s Management Committee has decided to suspend all GAA Club games ​at all levels with immediate effect ​and until further notice. A statement releasewdon the GAA.ie website reads; “The decision has been taken in the interest of public safety following a number of incidents that have been brought to our attention in recent […]

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Conor and Enda Sheehan, with Paulette O'Halloran, John Sheehan, Maria Sheehan and Michael O'Halloran, at the Derryquay NS Confirmation Day at St John's Church on Saturday. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Confirmation Day For Past And Present Derryquay NS Pupils

October 5, 2020 at 1:23 pm Comments are Disabled

IT was a special Saturday afternoon for both past and present pupils of Derryquay NS. The present sixth class pupils joined the sixth class of 2019/2020 for a belated Confirmation Day at St John’s Church. Fourteen families in all gathered at the church for the service, which usually takes place […]

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Almost €9m In Funding Announced For IT Tralee

Almost €9m In Funding Announced For IT Tralee

October 5, 2020 at 1:09 pm Comments are Disabled

FUNDING totalling €8,952,142 for the Institute of Technology in Tralee has been approved under the Human Capital Initiative. The application which was approved for funding is for Rethinking Engineering Education in Ireland (REEdI). It involves collaboration between IT Tralee, UL and CIT. Minister for Education and Kerry TD Norma Foley […]

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