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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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The late Jackie Power.

Austin Stacks And Tralee Mourns Jackie Power

May 31, 2019 at 10:06 am Comments are Disabled

THE Austin Stacks GAA family is in mourning after news of the passing of Jackie Power spread last night. Son of Limerick hurling legend, Jackie and brother of Kerry great, Ger, Jackie himself was an accomplished hurler and footballer with the Stacks club. The Austin Stacks club has paid tribute […]

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Aslan.

Aslan And Hothouse Flowers To Play Free Concerts During Rose Festival

May 31, 2019 at 9:54 am Comments are Disabled

LEGENDARY Irish bands, Aslan and Hothouse Flowers will perform at free concerts during the Rose of Tralee International Festival this August. The Aslan gig will form the centrepiece of a 60th Anniversary Party on Denny Street on Sunday, August 25 along with a Celebration Street Disco featuring hits from the […]

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Paul Geaney in action for Kerry against Clare in the Munster SFC semi-final at Fitzgerald Stadium in June. Photo by Dermot Crean.

Kerry Team To Face Clare On Saturday Announced

May 30, 2019 at 9:12 pm Comments are Disabled

THE Kerry team to face Clare in the Munster SFC semi-final on Saturday night in Ennis at 7pm was announced earlier tonight. It sees Na Gaeil’s Diarmuid O’Connor make his senior championship debut while another Tralee man, David Moran is named at midfield, partnered with Adrian Spillane. Moran’s Kerins O’Rahillys […]

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The black Carrera Vengeance bike stolen last night.

Public’s Help Sought After Bike Stolen From Outside House

May 30, 2019 at 5:41 pm Comments are Disabled

THE public’s help is sought after a bicycle was stolen from a house at a Tralee estate last night. The black Carrera Vengeance mountain bike was taken from outside the front door of a house in Killeen Wood. If anyone saw anything suspicious in the area in the estate last […]

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Families Encouraged To Attend Walk And Barbecue In Lyreacrompane

May 30, 2019 at 4:22 pm Comments are Disabled

A NEW initiative called ‘Kerry’s Active Families’ has been established by Kerry Recreation and Sports Partnership (KRSP), the aim of which is to encourage families from parents and little ones, to teenagers, aunts, uncles and grandparents to undertake some fun, sociable activities together. With this in mind a Family Walk and […]

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Yamin Saiful, Ricards Silins and Mikolay Korol at the Blue Star Programme exhibition at Moyderwell Primary School on Thursday. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Moyderwell Pupils Show Their Knowledge Of Europe With Blue Star Programme

May 30, 2019 at 3:36 pm Comments are Disabled

MOYDERWELL school received a visit from the Mayor of Tralee as they showed their work as part of the Blue Star Programme in the school hall. The Blue Star programme is educational initiative from the Deptartment of European Affairs which aims to encourage primary school children to learn about the EU […]

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Sports award winners. At back: Jessica Bell, Jessica Nic an Ghoill, Keeva Ní Chathail, Caoimhe Ní Riagáin. Front: Mia Nic Liam, serena Ní Shuilleabháin, Tess Nic Liam, Leticia Ní Fhaoláin Nic Thomáis, Georgia Ní Chroinín at the Coláiste Íde annual student awards last Friday.

PHOTOS: West Kerry School Holds Annual Student Awards

May 30, 2019 at 2:01 pm Comments are Disabled

THERE were great celebrations on Coláiste Íde on Friday, as the school community marked the end of another successful academic year. The evening commenced with an end of year Mass celebrated by an tAthair Ó Beaglaíoch, followed be an awards ceremony, where the various and many talents of the students […]

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Chairman of Tralee ICG, Mike Culloty accepts a cheque from Tesco Manor West. Included is, student Bobby Byrne, Deputy Manager Tesco Manor West Elaine McHugh, Personnel Manager Anthony Hornibrook, Mike Culloty and Tesco Store Champion, Louise O'Connor. Kneeling; Donna Rogers and Odhan Ferris. Photo by Dermot Crean

Tesco Community Fund Aids Tralee Team Off To Russia

May 30, 2019 at 12:52 pm Comments are Disabled

WITH just weeks to go until departure, the Tralee International Children’s Games team received a boost from the Tesco Community Fund on Wednesday. After an absence of one year from the International Children’s Games and Cultural Festival, Tralee will again be represented at the Games in 2019 in Ufa, the […]

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Principal of KCFE, Mary Lucey, with winner of Applied Science award Joanne Hannifin and Female Sports Star of the year Ciara Murphy at the Kerry College of Further Education Awards at the Clash Campus on Wednesday night. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: A Night To Honour Students At Kerry College Of Further Education

May 30, 2019 at 11:56 am Comments are Disabled

KERRY College of Further Education (KCFE) hosted their second annual awards ceremony on Wednesday night in the Clash Campus. With 250 attendees at the event, over 50 Academic and Achievement Awards were presented to student by over 50 industry sponsors. The audience heard the success stories of students and they […]

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General Manager of Manor West Shopping Centre and Retail Park with winner of last year's  2019 Food and Craft Fair Award, Denise Hanbidge of Dee’s Delightful Bakes, launching this year's awards. Photo by Domnick Walsh

Awards To Celebrate Kerry’s Vibrant Culinary And Creative Producers

May 30, 2019 at 10:33 am Comments are Disabled

MANOR West Shopping Centre and Retail Park recently launched their 2019 Food and Craft Fair Awards in association with the Kerry Local Enterprise Office (LEO) and Connect Magazine. The launch of the awards took place at Manor West’s recent Food and Craft Fair, the first of a series of popular […]

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Gardaí Seize €8,000 Of Suspected Cannabis In South Kerry

Gardaí Seize €8,000 Of Suspected Cannabis In South Kerry

May 30, 2019 at 8:46 am Comments are Disabled

GARDAI have arrested a man in his 30s and seized approximately €8,000 worth of suspected cannabis plants in Kenmare on Wednesday. At approximately 7pm, Gardaí from the Divisional Drugs Unit in Kerry carried out a search at an apartment on New Road, Kenmare, Co Kerry. During the course of the […]

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Kerry U20 Side To Play Cork Tonight Named

Kerry U20 Side To Play Cork Tonight Named

May 29, 2019 at 2:00 pm Comments are Disabled

THE Kerry Under 20 team to play Cork in Clonakilty tonight at 7pm in the U20 Football Development League John Kerins Cup 2019 has been named. It features two Austin Stacks players, Joe O’Connor in midfield and Sean Quilter at corner forward. Ballymac man Brian Lonergan is in goals. 1 Brian Lonergan […]

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East 17, S Club, Liberty X And More For INEC Concert

East 17, S Club, Liberty X And More For INEC Concert

May 29, 2019 at 12:31 pm Comments are Disabled

NOTHING sells like nostalgia. If you’re pining for pop music of the 90s/00s, then the INEC in Killarney have some very good news for you. They have just announced that tickets for a major concert to take place next year will go on sale on tomorrow (Thursday) morning. The concert, […]

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Joe Costello, Johnny Enright, Mary Wallace, Jim Moriarty, Jimmy Mulligan, Derek O'Sullivan, Marie Fitzgibbon and Conor Culloo of the organising committee of the St Pats GAA Dingle Way Challenge looking forward to the event this weekend. Photo by Dermot Crean

St Pats Club All Set For Dingle Way Challenge

May 29, 2019 at 11:55 am Comments are Disabled

THIS year’s St Pats GAA Dingle Way Challenge could turn out to be one of the biggest yet as organisers say registrations for the event are up on the same time last year. Participants are encouraged to go along on Sunday, June 2, to discover the spectacular landscapes and seascapes […]

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Billy Ryle

Billy Ryle: Advice In Final Week Of Preparations For State Exams

May 29, 2019 at 11:34 am Comments are Disabled

With just a week to go until the 2019 Leaving Cert and Junior Cert exams, Career Guidance Counsellor, Billy Ryle, offers some last minute advice on how to prepare… Exam Time The waiting is almost over for about 120,000 exam candidates as the State Exams get underway on Wednesday next, […]

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Young Dylan helps Mags O'Sullivan officially launch the 'Tralee By The Sea' brochure at Tralee Bay Wetlands on Tuesday. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: New ‘Tralee By The Sea’ Attractions Brochure Launched

May 29, 2019 at 10:55 am Comments are Disabled

TOURISM and business interests were present for the launch of the new ‘Tralee By The Sea’ brochure yesterday at Tralee Bay Wetlands. ‘Tralee by the Sea’ showcases the variety and diversity of activities and attractions on offer in Tralee and has been distributed to hotels and businesses around the town. […]

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Ultan Dillane.

Ultan Dillane Part Of Ireland’s Summer Training Squad For World Cup

May 28, 2019 at 2:16 pm Comments are Disabled

FORMER Tralee RFC player Ultan Dillane has been named in the 44-man summer training squad ahead of September’s Rugby World Cup in Japan. Ireland coach Joe Schmidt picked the players for the pre-Rugby World Cup camps, and four friendlies to be played in August and September against England, Italy and […]

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Rachael O'Sullivan, Ruth O'Connell, Chloe Griffin, Saoirse Moloney and Lia O'Connell at the Tralee Parnells party night in The Ashe Hotel. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Tralee Parnells Faithful Gather For A Party In The Ashe

May 28, 2019 at 12:59 pm 1 comment

THE Tralee Parnells GAA Club faithful gathered in The Ashe Hotel on Saturday night for a special part night to launch the adult teams in hurling and camogie. There was a large turnout of men and women on the adult teams, underage players from the teenage teams, parents of younger […]

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Ciara Murphy from Ballymac.

Ballymac Celebrates A New All-Ireland Champion

May 28, 2019 at 12:01 pm Comments are Disabled

BALLYMAC has a new All-Ireland champion after a local girl won gold at at the weekend. Ciara Murphy from Ballymacelligott represented Kerry in the All Ireland Community Games Finals which took place over two days at the University of Limerick. The Scoil Nuachabháil, Gortatlea pupil won the U12 Solo Singing […]

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The launch of the 8th annual Stephanie O'Sullivan Memorial Cycle.

Cycle In Stephanie’s Memory To Take Place This Weekend

May 28, 2019 at 11:28 am Comments are Disabled

FOR those of you looking to head out for a spin this weekend, the 8th annual Stephanie O’Sullivan’s Memorial Cycle in aid of Suicide Prevention is a great way of spending a Sunday morning. The cycle starts and finishes at the Nagle Rice Community Centre in Milltown beginning at 9am. Cyclists can register Saturday night […]

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Photo of cast (l-r) Back Row 
 Sam Keane ,Cai Ó Fuaráin, Andrea Lynch, Sarah Mia Leen,

Front Row (I-r)
Saoirse O Hanlon, Shannon Drury, Holly Galloway, Max FitzGerald
( Missing from photograph Naomi Flaherty)

With their teacher Terence Dineen 
Picture Credit - Ciara O Donnell

Ballyheigue School Wins Overall Award In National Short Film Competition

May 28, 2019 at 11:18 am Comments are Disabled

THE pupils and staff at St. Josephs National School in Ballyheigue were celebrating again last week as they won first prize in the TrendMicro ‘What’s Your Story’ competition. This is the second time that the school has won the overall prize in this competition after also taking the top prize in […]

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Helen Quealy Murphy, judge of Ladies Day in Listowel Races on Sunday, June 2. Photo: John Kelliher

Racing And Fashion At Listowel Races This Weekend

May 28, 2019 at 10:35 am Comments are Disabled

THERE’S just days to go until the popular June Bank Holiday Race Meeting which will take place on the scenic course on Sunday, June 2nd and Monday, June 3. Top fashion blogger, Helen Quealy Murphy, aka Daily Diva Diary, will judge the Listowel Races Ladies Day on the Sunday and […]

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Legal Briefs: Guidance On Photos At School Events

Legal Briefs: Guidance On Photos At School Events

May 28, 2019 at 10:34 am Comments are Disabled

With some schools introducing no-photo policies for events such as First Communions, school concerts and sports days, all in the name of GDPR, Alex Hoffman of Pierse McCarthy Lucey Solicitors reviews some timely guidance on photos at school events… Confirmation and First Communion season is all but over, and school […]

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