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Kerry Runners Required For All Ireland SPAR Great Run Challenge

Kerry Runners Required For All Ireland SPAR Great Run Challenge

March 29, 2015 at 9:03 am Comments are Disabled

  ‘The SPAR Great Ireland Run 2015’ which will be taking place on Saturday April 11 in Phoenix Park, Dublin is looking for runners from here in Kerry to sign up to take part in the ‘All-Ireland County Challenge’. Local runners are being asked to represent their county in the […]

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Roger Harty: Body Confidence

Roger Harty: Body Confidence

March 29, 2015 at 9:02 am Comments are Disabled

  I looked up the word confidence in the dictionary and found the following definition; Confidence is generally described as a state of being certain either that a hypothesis or prediction is correct. Confidence comes from being sure that you are on the right path. It is a form of […]

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VIDEO: How Much Has The Town Changed From This Footage?

VIDEO: How Much Has The Town Changed From This Footage?

March 28, 2015 at 11:03 am 1 comment

HOW things have changed? Hat-tip to the good people at Yummy Cafe’s Facebook page for this one. They posted up a video of aerial footage in the town dated from August 1990. Initially it seems not much has changed in the town, but on closer examination you can see the old Russell […]

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PHOTOS: ‘Inspired’ Idea At Table Quiz To Stop People Cheating

PHOTOS: ‘Inspired’ Idea At Table Quiz To Stop People Cheating

March 28, 2015 at 10:27 am Comments are Disabled

ON Wednesday night, The Castle Bar played host to a table quiz in aid of Inspired, the community project that aims to develop the employment, education and personal development skills of adults with intellectual disabilities. One innovation of this particular table quiz was a method to curtail the, now institutional, practise of […]

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At the handing of the Ballyroe School roll books to Kerry County Library were back, from left: Micheal Lynch, John King, Marian Fitzgerald, Kay McGillycuddy, Tommy O'Connor, Peggy Geary, Angela Kirby and Marie McSweeney. Front: Denis Walsh and Margaret Murphy.

Vital Link To Ballyroe’s Past Handed Over To Library

March 28, 2015 at 10:22 am 1 comment

LONG lost roll books from the old schoolhouse in Ballyroe have been handed over to the Kerry County Library. For many years the fate of the books had remained a mystery, until one day when former pupil of the school, Margaret Murphy, who was planning a Ballyroe school reunion at the […]

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PHOTOS: Star And The Kerry Team Wear Red To Give Charity A Boost

PHOTOS: Star And The Kerry Team Wear Red To Give Charity A Boost

March 28, 2015 at 10:14 am Comments are Disabled

A CHARITY campaign which raised thousands of euro for Crumlin Children’s Hospital this week, got another great boost on Friday when the Kerry team lent their support to the cause. The ‘Glow Hearts 4 Crumlin’ group, made up of six mothers of children who each have a child that was born with […]

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David Moran get's a shot away against Donegal. Photo by Dermot Crean.

Kerry To Put Out The Northern Lights Again

March 28, 2015 at 10:04 am Comments are Disabled

Gavin O’Connor says Kerry are likely to face a more negative style of football from Monaghan this Sunday, but that might be no harm in preparation for later this year… KERRY will once again face northern raiders at home in this league campaign, having dispatched of Donegal with some exciting, open football. Surely Monaghan […]

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Tralee Entrepreneur Selected For ‘Going For Growth’ National Forum

Tralee Entrepreneur Selected For ‘Going For Growth’ National Forum

March 28, 2015 at 10:01 am Comments are Disabled

  TRALEE entrepreneur Breda Barry was selected for the innovative ‘Going for Growth’ National Forum which was held in Barberstown Castle, Co. Kildare on March 23/24. Going for Growth, a support initiative designed specifically for female entrepreneurs, launched its latest cycle in January 2015 following a competitive process. The 60 successful participants […]

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At The Movies: They’ve Made A Balls Of ‘Cinderella’

At The Movies: They’ve Made A Balls Of ‘Cinderella’

March 28, 2015 at 9:52 am Comments are Disabled

‘Cinderella’ by John Lyons ‘HAVE courage and be kind’ is the moral of the ‘Cinderella’ story. In fact, that’s probably rather obvious. But Disney seem to be convinced that the only possible way to sink this lesson into children’s skulls is to simply have the characters say it over and […]

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Lixnaw Drama Group To Put On John B. Keane Play

Lixnaw Drama Group To Put On John B. Keane Play

March 28, 2015 at 9:35 am Comments are Disabled

  A DRAMA group from Lixnaw will be presenting the John B. Keane play ‘Moll’ from Sunday March 29 to Wednesday April 1. St. Michael’s Drama Group Lixnaw will host the play in An Ceolann, Lixnaw on these nights at 8pm with tickets €10 at the door. The group, which […]

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Kerry’s Blues Get Behind Masterful Idea For Club Fundraiser

Kerry’s Blues Get Behind Masterful Idea For Club Fundraiser

March 27, 2015 at 3:52 pm Comments are Disabled

THINK you know your golf? Well the Kerins O’Rahilly’s ‘Masters Challenge’ is back again this year with a first prize of €500 for the winner. Now in its third year, the competition has proved a very successful way of generating funds for the club. Past winners who collected the cash are Mossie Kelly […]

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Mounthawk Basketballers Win South-West Regional Final

Mounthawk Basketballers Win South-West Regional Final

March 27, 2015 at 2:35 pm Comments are Disabled

  MOUNTHAWK second years boys basketball team were victorious in the Southwest Regional Finals last week as they put their perfect winning record this season on the line against St Pat’s of Castleisland. The tournament was held in the Castleisland Community Centre with Mounthawk having qualified for the final by beating […]

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Fenit Man Died In Fall At UCC Building

Fenit Man Died In Fall At UCC Building

March 27, 2015 at 1:14 pm Comments are Disabled

  THE Kerry man studying at UCC who died in a fall yesterday has been named. Paul Higgins from Kilfenora, Fenit, died in a fall at the Kane Science Building at the university at around lunchtime yesterday. Emergency services were called to the scene and Mr Higgins, who was aged […]

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Four Things To Do In Town This Weekend

Four Things To Do In Town This Weekend

March 27, 2015 at 12:12 pm Comments are Disabled

It’s the weekend so here are four events to check out in town… FRIDAY 1. This Friday at 7pm, CH Tralee in association with Lancôme will be hosting elite make-up artist, Fortunato Benavoli who will  host a master class He’ll also do one-to-one exclusive appointments at CH Tralee, on both Friday and Saturday. […]

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PHOTOS: Free Breakfasts Cause Queues And Heavy Traffic At McDonald’s

PHOTOS: Free Breakfasts Cause Queues And Heavy Traffic At McDonald’s

March 27, 2015 at 11:50 am Comments are Disabled

McDONALD’S in Tralee had a busy morning. They were just one of the branches handing out out 40,000 free ‘Egg McMuffins’ all around the country as part of ‘Free Breakfast Friday’. We can see from from the reaction on social media in tweets (below) posted by Spin South West, who were broadcasting […]

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PHOTOS: Glamour In Ballyroe At The ITT NAGS Ball

PHOTOS: Glamour In Ballyroe At The ITT NAGS Ball

March 27, 2015 at 11:26 am Comments are Disabled

OVER 100 students from the IT Tralee put on their gladrags last night for the NAGS Ball. Taking place in the Ballyroe Heights Hotel, the student were dressed to impress for this annual event for students of Nursing and Agricultural Studies. They enjoyed a four course meal followed by entertainment. We were […]

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Tralee Man Half A Block Away From New York Explosion

Tralee Man Half A Block Away From New York Explosion

March 27, 2015 at 10:49 am Comments are Disabled

A TRALEE man was just half a block away from the explosion in New York yesterday when fire engulfed two buildings causing them to collapse. There were 19 casualties in the incident – which is suspected to have been caused by a gas leak – four serious with one person reported missing. […]

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Kerry Man Dies After Fall At UCC Building

Kerry Man Dies After Fall At UCC Building

March 27, 2015 at 10:02 am Comments are Disabled

  A KERRY man studying at UCC  has died after a fall at the university on Thursday. The man was in his 20s and died after falling a number of storeys in the Kane Science Building. The incident is believed to have happened at lunchtime yesterday. Emergency services were called to the […]

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Castlegregory's, Alan Fitzgerald, came off the bench in the second half and once again impressed scoring a point. Photo by Dermot Crean.

Three Changes In Kerry Team To Face Monaghan

March 26, 2015 at 9:47 pm Comments are Disabled

  CASTLEGREGORY’S Alan Fitzgerald makes his first start for Kerry in place of the injured Bryan Sheehan in the match against Monaghan in Tralee on Sunday. Having recovered from injury, Legion’s Brian Kelly will go in between the sticks with Brendan Kealy making way. Alan Fitzgerald has impressed in the two previous […]

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Gooch Humours The Boys From The West By Posing With ‘Mayo 4 Sam’ Poster

Gooch Humours The Boys From The West By Posing With ‘Mayo 4 Sam’ Poster

March 26, 2015 at 4:45 pm Comments are Disabled

  KERRY GAA legend Colm Cooper showed he was game for a laugh by posing with a famous Mayo slogan today. The Gooch has broken Mayo hearts many times over the years (see video below) but he went some way to building bridges with the western county, by posing with the boys of St. […]

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Pieta House at 28 Moyderwell.

Kerry’s Second Pieta House Branch Opens In Moyderwell

March 26, 2015 at 4:11 pm Comments are Disabled

  PIETA House, the organisation that helps those who are feeling suicidal or depressed, has opened a branch in Moyderwell. This is a welcome boost for the town as previously, if someone needed help from Pieta House, they would have to go to Castleisland to do so. The new building opened its […]

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Petrol Prices Continue To Rise As We Survey Who’s Cheapest

Petrol Prices Continue To Rise As We Survey Who’s Cheapest

March 26, 2015 at 3:45 pm Comments are Disabled

THERE’s been a substantial rise in the price of petrol in the Tralee area over the past month. In that time it has risen from its cheapest price of  €1.26.8 per litre to €1.34.9. Petrol has continued to rise since January when a litre costed as low as  €1.22.8. There has also been […]

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Data Shows Average Residential Rents In Tralee Have Remained Static Over Past Two Years

Data Shows Average Residential Rents In Tralee Have Remained Static Over Past Two Years

March 26, 2015 at 3:27 pm Comments are Disabled

A NEW survey has revealed the average rent prices for residential properties in Tralee have remained relatively static over the past two years. But tenants in Killarney pay, on average, €80 more than in those the county capital. According to data coming from the Private Residential Tenancies Board (PRTB) Quarterly Rent Index, which is compiled by […]

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PHOTOS/REPORT: CBS The Green Makes Russell Cup Final After Big Win Over Rivals

PHOTOS/REPORT: CBS The Green Makes Russell Cup Final After Big Win Over Rivals

March 26, 2015 at 12:35 pm Comments are Disabled

  Kerry Schools Football – Under 15A Russell Cup Semi Final Tralee CBS 4-13 St Brendan’s Killarney 0-9 Tralee CBS continued their resurgence as a footballing force with a comprehensive victory over St Brendan’s Killarney in winterish conditions in Farranfore on Wednesday afternoon. The win for Tralee avenged last week’s close […]

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Rockie Stars Help Launch Down Syndrome Kerry Family Fun Weekend

Rockie Stars Help Launch Down Syndrome Kerry Family Fun Weekend

March 26, 2015 at 11:30 am Comments are Disabled

BALLYSEEDY Garden Centre is getting ready for a weekend of fun in April all in aid of the Down Syndrome Ireland Kerry Branch. Munster club champions, Austin Stacks, are laying their weight behind Down Syndrome Ireland and the vital services they provide for the members all without any state funding. […]

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PHOTOS: Wool You Believe It? Twins Begin Schooldays In Moyderwell

PHOTOS: Wool You Believe It? Twins Begin Schooldays In Moyderwell

March 26, 2015 at 11:29 am Comments are Disabled

PUPILS of Moyderwell Mercy Primary gave a huge welcome to two new ‘students’ who enrolled for the day at the school on Wednesday. Great excitement filled the school with the arrival of twin lambs who are just nine days old from teacher, Mr Denis Griffin’s family farm in Clahane. They began […]

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Sinn Féin Gives Support To Dunnes Workers In Solidarity Protest Today

Sinn Féin Gives Support To Dunnes Workers In Solidarity Protest Today

March 26, 2015 at 10:31 am Comments are Disabled

MANDATE trade union have organised a Solidarity Day today to show Dunnes Stores workers, who are due to go on strike on April 2, and it has the backing of Sinn Féin. Sinn Féin Kerry County Councillor Pa Daly has called on the public and other political parties to show their […]

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Two Great Kerry Hurlers To Be Remembered In Tournaments This Weekend

Two Great Kerry Hurlers To Be Remembered In Tournaments This Weekend

March 26, 2015 at 10:04 am Comments are Disabled

TWO men who hurled with distinction for their clubs and county will be remembered this weekend in two tournaments. The 2015 Gary Scollard (Under 16) and Todd Nolan tournaments were launched last Friday in the John Mitchels GAA Complex by Robert Frost, Cathaoirleach, Comhairle na Mumhan. They go ahead on […]

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Gardaí To Crack Down On Speeding For National ‘Slow Down’ Day

Gardaí To Crack Down On Speeding For National ‘Slow Down’ Day

March 25, 2015 at 10:14 pm Comments are Disabled

  AN Garda Síochána in Kerry and nationwide will conduct an intensive national speed enforcement operation for a 24 hour period from 7am on Friday, March 27 to 7am on Saturday, March 28. The objective of operation National “Slow Down” Day, according to the Gardaí, is to reduce the number of speed […]

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TUI Branch At IT Tralee Give Notice Of Industrial Action

TUI Branch At IT Tralee Give Notice Of Industrial Action

March 25, 2015 at 9:46 pm Comments are Disabled

  THE TUI branch at the Institute of Technology Tralee has given details of the first stage of industrial action which will be taken in the dispute over the proposed merger between the college and Cork Institute of Technology. In a statement to the press this evening, the Teacher’s Union Of […]

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