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Killeen Road In Darkness For Seventh Night In A Row

Killeen Road In Darkness For Seventh Night In A Row

March 10, 2017 at 8:07 pm 0 comments

A STRETCH of the Killeen Road is in darkness for a week now resulting in a dangerous situation for road users and pedestrians. The road affected stretches from the roundabout at Shanakill to just beyond Gaelscoil Mhic Easmainn school. A local resident contacted us today to say she rang Kerry County Council about […]

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NewsBrands Ireland Press Pass awards which took place at the Convention Centre Dublin.
Pictured from left: Kate NI Dhubhain - Pobalscoil Chorca Dhuibhne, An Daingean, Winner of the News category, SIofra O’Dwyer, Scoil Mhuire, Buncrana, Winner of the Opinion category,  Jack Farrell, Causeway Comprehensive School, Kerry, Winner of the Photojournalism category, CaitrIona NI Chonaill, Colaiste Ghobnatan, Baile Mhic Ire, Winner of the Features category and Emma McGoey, Mean Scoil Mhuire, Longford, Winner of the Sports category.
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Causeway And Dingle School Students Win National Journalism Awards

March 10, 2017 at 5:25 pm 0 comments

KERRY students have won awards in a national competition which develops literacy and critical thinking skills and leads students to analyse the society they live in. The winners of the NewsBrands Ireland’s Press Pass programme, were announced in Dublin today and out of the thousands of entries, Tomás Ó hUallacháin of Pobalscoil Chorca Dhuibhne, An Daingean, […]

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Tralee Jobless Figure Drops Slightly In February

Tralee Jobless Figure Drops Slightly In February

March 10, 2017 at 4:31 pm 0 comments

THE number of people signing on in Tralee dropped slightly last month. In the latest Live Register figures for Kerry from the CSO, it showed Tralee’s jobless figure dropped 17 to 4,535. Overall there has been a 13% drop in the number of people on the Live Register in Kerry in the […]

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Gardaí Investigate Alleged Approach To Child In Milltown

Gardaí Investigate Alleged Approach To Child In Milltown

March 10, 2017 at 3:27 pm 0 comments

GARDAI are looking into an incident where a man is alleged to have made an approach to a child which made her uncomfortable. The alleged incident happened in Ballyoughtra Heights, Milltown on Wednesday between 3.10 and 3.20pm. The young girl was walking in the area at that time when she said that […]

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Kerry For Choice Holds ‘Strike 4 Repeal’ In The Square

Kerry For Choice Holds ‘Strike 4 Repeal’ In The Square

March 10, 2017 at 2:55 pm 0 comments

KERRY for Choice took part in the nationwide Strike 4 Repeal in The Square, on International Women’s Day on Wednesday. “In the two hours we were there more than 130 people, from every demographic, came to show their support for a call for an immediate referendum to repeal the Eighth Amendment,” said […]

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Olivia Derengowska, Rebecca Higgins, Aine O'Carroll and Ramona Tudorovici at the IT Tralee  Nurses and Agricultural Society Ball at the Ballyroe Heights Hotel on Thursday night. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: More Style From The ITT Students Ball At Ballyroe (Part 2)

March 10, 2017 at 2:29 pm 0 comments

HUNDREDS of IT Tralee students rocked Ballyroe Heights Hotel last night at the Nursing and Agricultural Society ball. Earlier we brought you some of the style from the event (click here for previous photos) and here’s the rest of our photos…

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Tralee Businesses Wanted To Take Part In Window Display Competition

Tralee Businesses Wanted To Take Part In Window Display Competition

March 10, 2017 at 2:28 pm 0 comments

TRALEE businesses are in with a chance of winning a cash prize if they enter a competition where they use Irish in their window display. Kerry County Council’s Irish language officer is hoping businesses in Tralee will enter this year’s An Fuinneog is Gaelaí competition ahead of St Patrick’s Day. Kerry County […]

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Five Things To Do Around Tralee This Weekend

Five Things To Do Around Tralee This Weekend

March 10, 2017 at 1:58 pm 0 comments

It’s the weekend and before the green-hued madness of St Patrick’s Day takes hold, there’s still a few things to get up to this weekend… Friday 1. Have a laugh… If you fancy a some great entertainment this evening, acclaimed comedy act, Foil, Arms And Hog will be in Siamsa […]

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Tom Cooper, Dick O'Sullivan, Bryan Cooper, Tom Quane, Conor O'Neill and Murt Murphy at the Cheltenham Preview night at Skelper Quane's Bar on Thursday night. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Top Jockeys Look Forward To Cheltenham At Skelper Quane’s

March 10, 2017 at 12:07 pm 0 comments

A STAR-STUDDED line-up of racing experts were in Skelper Quane’s on Thursday night for a look forward to Cheltenham. In what’s become an annual fundraiser, jockeys Bryan Cooper and Philip Enright were joined by photographer Pat Healy of Listowel Races, bookmaker Berkie Browne and Conor O’Neill of Punchestown Racecourse on the panel. […]

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at the IT Tralee  Nurses and Agricultural Society Ball at the Ballyroe Heights Hotel on Thursday night. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: ITT Students Glam Up For Annual Ball In Ballyroe (Part 1)

March 10, 2017 at 10:20 am 0 comments

NURSING and Agricultural Society students from the ITT arrived at Ballyroe House Hotlel on Thursday night for their annual ball. Around 340 people packed the hotel to enjoy a three course meal, before a band and DJ had them rocking into the night (and early morning). There was no shortage of style and glamour […]

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Dr Oliver Murphy, President, Institute of Technology Tralee and Ruth McCarthy, CEO, FEXCO Corporate Payments pictured at The Rose Hotel in Tralee ahead of the Cantillon Conference 2017.

IT Tralee and Fexco To Host Upcoming Cantillon Conference

March 10, 2017 at 9:58 am 0 comments

THE Institute of Technology Tralee in association with  FEXCO will host the upcoming Cantillon Conference 2017, Ireland’s only one-day financial technology discussion forum, on Thursday,  March 30. The annual conference is named after Ballyheigue native Richard Cantillon, an 18th-century banker, credited with the origin of the term entrepreneur and a […]

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Mayor Calls For Doubling Of Fines For People Illegally Parking In Disabled Spaces

Mayor Calls For Doubling Of Fines For People Illegally Parking In Disabled Spaces

March 9, 2017 at 4:20 pm 0 comments

THE Mayor of Tralee has called for a doubling of the fine for people caught parking illegally in disabled spaces. Cllr Terry O’Brien (Lab) was speaking at the meeting of the Tralee Municipal District on Monday, where he said the practice was still widespread. At the moment the fine for […]

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Zoe O Connor, who is a finalist in the .eu Web Awards 2016

Zoe’s World: Tired Of Trump When We’ve Got Problems Of Our Own

March 9, 2017 at 3:16 pm 3 comments

FOR over a year now, every single minute of every single day we are blasted with update after update on every movement of a certain Donald Trump. At first, I laughed at his ridiculous outbursts swearing that he would never actually have an influence. Then as months passed, the laughter […]

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New Book Captures Kerry’s Republican Past

New Book Captures Kerry’s Republican Past

March 9, 2017 at 2:22 pm 0 comments

A NEW book just released gathers together stories, articles and photos published  in The Kerryman and details Kerry’s Republican past, telling the full story of the revolutionary period in Kerry. ‘Rebel Kerry – From The Pages Of The Kerryman’, edited by journalist Simon Brouder from the paper, is a book anyone […]

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WATCH: Teenager With Rare Disorder Tells How She Wants To “Be Normal Again”

WATCH: Teenager With Rare Disorder Tells How She Wants To “Be Normal Again”

March 9, 2017 at 1:59 pm 0 comments

THE story of a Kilflynn teenager who suffers from a degenerative disorder has been well documented in the local media over the past couple of weeks, but her family are reminding the public that they can help her get treatment. Sixteen-year-old Tina McElligott suffers from Alpers, a degenerative neurological disorder that slowly diminishes […]

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Melanie Harty, Harty's, Angela Donnellon , Ardfert Farmers Market, Heather Hanafin, Ardfert Market, at the Taste Kerry's event in the Rose Hotel on Wednesday. Photo by Lisa O'Mahony.

PHOTOS: Taste Kerry Hosts Kerry Food And Drink Experience In The Rose Hotel

March 9, 2017 at 12:22 pm 0 comments

Taste Kerry hosted the Kerry Food and Drink Experience at the Rose Hotel on Wednesday afternoon with food producers from all over the county in attendance. Stalls lined the room, allowing people to taste the different food and drink available, while a number of representatives across the county, who personify everything that […]

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Traffic Lights Issue In Town Centre To Improve In Coming Days

Traffic Lights Issue In Town Centre To Improve In Coming Days

March 9, 2017 at 12:10 pm 0 comments

TRALEE Chamber Alliance met with Kerry County Council this morning to raise concerns about the timing of the new traffic lights at Mall/Denny Street/Castle Street junction. There has been teething problems with the new system introduced over the past week with motorists experiencing delays waiting for the lights to turn […]

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Kieran Griffin of Kerry Motor Works, Mile Height, Tralee, hands over the keys of a new Ford Kuga Titanium to Breda Dyland of Kerry Cancer Support Group on Wednesday. Also pictured is Trish Kelly of KCSG and Dan Horan, Chairman of KCSG. Photo by Dermot Crean

Cancer Support Group Presented With New Ford Kuga By Kerry Motor Works

March 9, 2017 at 10:33 am 0 comments

KERRY Motor Works has helped out a local cancer support service by presenting them with a vehicle this week. On Wednesday, the members of Kerry Cancer Support Group-Kerry Cork Health Link were given the keys of a 171 Ford Kuga Titanium by Kieran Griffin of Kerry Motor Works at the Mile Height. The vehicle […]

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A Heifer, Coldplay Tickets And More To Be Won With O’Brennan School

A Heifer, Coldplay Tickets And More To Be Won With O’Brennan School

March 9, 2017 at 10:02 am 0 comments

FANCY taking home a heifer? Or Coldplay tickets? Well O’Brennan National School in Kielduff  is preparing for its big fundraising event of the year and yes, the big prize is a freshly calved heifer to the minimum value of €1,400. By purchasing a ticket for €10, your name will be entered into a […]

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Five New Jobs To Be Created At Acorn Life In Kerry

Five New Jobs To Be Created At Acorn Life In Kerry

March 8, 2017 at 5:13 pm 0 comments

ACORN Life is embarking on a nationwide recruitment campaign with five new roles available in the Kerry region. The Life Assurance Company, which has an office in Ashe Street, Tralee, recently won the Deloitte Best Managed Companies (BMC) Award, and say they have over 100 roles to fill nationwide. They are […]

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24 Patients On Trolleys At UHK On Wednesday

24 Patients On Trolleys At UHK On Wednesday

March 8, 2017 at 4:01 pm 0 comments

THERE are 24 patients on trolleys at University Hospital Kerry today according to the Irish Nurses’ and Midwives’ Organisation (INMO) Trolley Watch figures. The HSE is advising non-urgent patients that they may experience significant delays there and says if people’s needs are not urgent, that they contact their GP first to explore other options, […]

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Councillor Wants Defibrillator Placed In Tralee Town Centre

Councillor Wants Defibrillator Placed In Tralee Town Centre

March 8, 2017 at 3:11 pm 1 comment

A TRALEE councillor proposed that a defibrillator be placed in a public place in Tralee town centre, at the recent meeting of Tralee Municipal District of Kerry County Council. Fianna Fail councillor, Norma Foley, said that as the capital of the county, the town needed a debrillator as if there was […]

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Pat Turner, Ann O'Shea, Marilyn O'Shea, Martin Brosnan and Gillian Goggin at the official launch of Darkness Into Light. Photo by Lisa O'Mahony.

Darkness Into Light Tralee Gets Town Centre Office To Take Registrations

March 8, 2017 at 2:40 pm 0 comments

THE Darkness Into Light Tralee group will open for registration for this May’s event at their temporary headquarters in the town centre on Saturday The Darkness Into Light group has been allowed to use the premises on Castle Street, which used to be Divas and Dudes, for the next few months. All funds […]

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Gorka’s Appetite For Success Grows After National Awards

Gorka’s Appetite For Success Grows After National Awards

March 8, 2017 at 1:02 pm 0 comments

A TRALEE-BASED chef was feted by judges at a major national event last week. Head Chef at The Grand Hotel, Gorka Arrieta, won a Silver Medal for his salted cod dish and a merit award for his lamb dish at the Catex Exhibition 2017 in Dublin More than 10,000 industry professionals were […]

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New €1.5m ‘Restaurant 58’ Opens At Ballygarry House Hotel

New €1.5m ‘Restaurant 58’ Opens At Ballygarry House Hotel

March 8, 2017 at 12:05 pm 0 comments

THERE is huge excitement amongst the team at Ballygarry House this week as the doors have opened to Restaurant 58, the newest addition to the four-star property. The name is derived from its origins in 1958 when the hotel first opened. Development began in late September on the former hotel restaurant, […]

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Castle Bar Looks Forward To Rollover Rollercoaster Of A Week For Cheltenham

Castle Bar Looks Forward To Rollover Rollercoaster Of A Week For Cheltenham

March 8, 2017 at 10:19 am 0 comments

CHELTENHAM week is coming and there’s some line-up of craic planned for The Castle Bar. It all revolves around their famous Rollover competition where thousands of euros will be won. Running since 1998, it has now grown to the stage where there are over 115 entries for this year so far. At €100 per entry, that’s a lot […]

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Ted and Breda Moynihan and Family and the Committee of the Kerry Association in Dublin

Ted Honoured In Dublin With Kerry Person Of The Year Award

March 8, 2017 at 10:18 am 0 comments

OVER 200 people in Ballsbridge Hotel gave a standing ovation to Ted Moynihan as he entered the ballroom on the arm of the Cathaoirleach of the Kerry Association in Dublin, Leesha Duffy on Saturday. Ted was with his family in Dublin to accept the Kerry Person Of The Year 2017. The award was in […]

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Vincent's Shop on Castle Street, Tralee.

St Vincent De Paul Shop Plans A Birthday Bash

March 8, 2017 at 10:18 am 0 comments

ST VINCENT de Paul on Castle Street, will celebrate their first birthday on Thursday, March 16 and to mark the day, the shop will hold celebrations in the shop all day long. Refreshments will be available on the day, some face painting for kids (young and old!), a raffle for some great […]

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Credit Union County Leagues 2017 Launched

Credit Union County Leagues 2017 Launched

March 7, 2017 at 3:34 pm 0 comments

KILLARNEY Credit Union played host to the official launch of the 2017 Kerry Senior Football and Hurling County Leagues sponsored by Chapter 23 Kerry & West Limerick Credit Unions on Monday, March at its head office in Beech Road. The County Leagues commenced back in 1971 when eight teams took […]

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Catherine Byrne T.D  Minister of State for Communities and National Drugs Strategy pictured  on a visit to Talbot Grove, Castleisland with seated from left, Ted Kennelly, Evelyn Curtin, Con Cremin and Eileen Murphy. At back, Marie McEllistrim, Maedbh O'Connor, Rhona O'Regan, Tony O'Leary, Peggy Keane and Anthony Dinan.
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Minister Pays A Visit To Talbot Grove Centre

March 7, 2017 at 3:30 pm 0 comments

THE Minister of State for Communities and National Drugs Strategy, Catherine Byrne TD, paid a visit to Talbot Grove, addiction treatment centre, in Castleisland last Friday. Minister Byrne was invited by Talbot Grove Executive Director, Con Cremin, who gave her a guided tour and introduced her to key members of […]

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