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Kerry Rose Breda O'Mahony cuts the tape to start the Darkness Into Light walk from CBS The Green on Saturday morning. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Thousands Turn Out Again For Darkness Into Light Tralee

May 12, 2018 at 1:10 pm Comments are Disabled

THEY came in their thousands again to CBS The Green for the third annual Darkness Into Light Tralee walk and once again the weather was ideal for the event. From just after 3am they started to arrive for the Pieta House fundraiser which has raised tens of thousands over the […]

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Jordan, Susan, Megan, Paul and Christopher Tearle at the fundraising table quiz on Friday night at Na Gaeil GAA Club. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Music Quiz Hits Right Note For Megan And Cancer Charity

May 12, 2018 at 10:36 am Comments are Disabled

WHO had a No.1 hit with ‘The One And Only’? What film featured Maria McKee’s No.1 song ‘Show Me Heaven’? These were just two of the questions asked at a music table quiz at the Na Gaeil Club on Friday night. There was a great turnout for it too and the […]

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Edwin Byrne, Rebekah Wall and Rachel Templeman, in front of Maddens on Milk Market Lane. Photo by Dermot Crean

Something Special Has Just Opened At Maddens On Milk Market Lane

May 12, 2018 at 10:36 am 2 comments

IF you’re down at Milk Market Lane then you should take a look at something special happening there. The whole area is enjoying a regeneration with murals near The Mall side and plans for a heritage trail in this historic part of Tralee. Now a new enterprise has opened on […]

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Carol Barry, Tracy Bolger, host Dan Horan and Helen Geary at the table quiz in aid of Recovery Haven at Linnane's Bar on Friday night. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Dan’s The Man Asking The Questions At Charity Quiz In Linnane’s

May 12, 2018 at 10:35 am Comments are Disabled

THERE was a great turnout in Linnane’s Bar on Rock Street on Friday night for a table quiz in aid of Recovery Haven. Dan Horan of Horan’s Health Stores fame, who is well known for his work for local cancer charities, was the man who was asking the questions on […]

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Know Your Rights: New General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)

May 12, 2018 at 10:35 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 have heard that new data protection rules are coming in. What are these rules and how will they affect me? Answer: A new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) comes […]

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Melissa McCarthy in 'Life Of The Party'.

McCann At The Movies: Leave Your Brains At The Door For ‘Life Of The Party’

May 12, 2018 at 10:34 am Comments are Disabled

John McCann says ‘Life of the Party’ is a cheesy yet charming comedy with Melissa McCarthy on top form!… After Deanna Miles (Melissa McCarthy) gets a divorce from her husband Dan (Matt Walsh) and decides to go back to college, she ends up in her daughter’s class who’s not comfortable […]

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Thirteen Kerry Properties Up For Sale At Online Auction

Thirteen Kerry Properties Up For Sale At Online Auction

May 11, 2018 at 1:15 pm Comments are Disabled

THE end of the month will see a number of residential and commercial properties  in Kerry up for bids in the latest online auction from Bidx1. Among the 13 Kerry lots are two commercial premises, three residential properties and one site in the Tralee area. Bidx1 (formerly Allsop) are holding […]

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‘The Full Monty’ Show Is Coming To The INEC This Autumn

‘The Full Monty’ Show Is Coming To The INEC This Autumn

May 11, 2018 at 1:13 pm Comments are Disabled

THE massive hit production of Simon Beaufoy’s ‘The Full Monty’ which won the UK Theatre Award for Best Touring Production, will take in dates in the INEC Killarney this autumn. David Pugh & Dafydd Rogers’s presentation of the Sheffield Theatres production of the hit show comes to Killarney from October 9-13. […]

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In front; Niamh Rahilly, Natasha Tobin and Ruth O'Connell. At back; Doireann Thomas, Mary O'Connell, Laura Scanlon and Aisling O'Connell who are taking part in a project on Lyme Disease awareness. Photo by Dermot Crean

Pres Girls Reach Final Of ECO UNESCO Competition With Lyme Disease Project

May 11, 2018 at 10:11 am Comments are Disabled

PRESENTATION Tralee girls have advanced to the final of the ECO UNESCO competition with their project on Lyme Disease and now they need your votes. The group of Transition Year students in the ‘Give An X To Ticks’ project have held a ‘Tick Awareness Day’ back in February to inform the public about […]

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Sandra, Eamonn and Jason Hickson who will attempt five world record next Friday and Saturday.

Kerry Family To Attempt Five World Records In One Day

May 11, 2018 at 10:06 am Comments are Disabled

A FAMILY from Annascaul, Eamonn, Jason and Sandra Hickson, will attempt to set five Official Guinness World Records in one weekend, beginning Friday, May 18. It begins when, live on Kerry’s Full Breakfast on Radio Kerry, journalist Eamonn will attempt to break the record for Most Chest-to-Ground Burpees in One Minute […]

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Launching the Music Day in aid of the Donal Walsh Livelife Foundation and Tralee Rugby Club were front from left; Margaret Mansfield, Elma Walsh and Joe O'Connor. Back from left; Pamela O'Connor, Jim O'Connor, Dave Buckley, Aidan Kelly, Willie Kelly. Seated; Kathleen McDonagh. Photo by Dermot Crean

Ten Things To Do Around Tralee At The Weekend

May 11, 2018 at 10:01 am Comments are Disabled

It’s the weekend and a very busy one at that, with family entertainment, a quiz, a charity walk and much, much more to see and do… Friday 1. A beautiful start to the weekend… CH Chemists will host national IMAGE Skincare Trainer, Caroline Casey, at a special event. She will […]

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Coach and teacher, Donal Ó Ruanaidh, with the Junior Boys team who won the All-Ireland B Schools title last week. Photo by Dermot Crean

Gaelcholáiste Students Make The ‘A’ Grade On The Basketball Court

May 10, 2018 at 4:19 pm Comments are Disabled

BASKETBALL is on the rise in Gaelcholáiste Chiarraí with a big success on the national scene last week. Last Wednesday, May 2, a boys team won the Junior Boys B All-Ireland title in Tallaght. After coming through a number of games in the past couple of months at provincial level, […]

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Isabelle Lynch from Mercy Mounthawk, Tralee, Co Kerry with her award winning dark chocolate mousse with raspberry sorbet, honeycomb shards, shortbread crumb and filled profiteroles.  The 16 year old came second in the sixth Apprentice Chef Programme final sponsored by Flogas Ireland and Fáilte Ireland at the Institute of Technology Tralee on Thursday 10 May 2018.

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Tralee Student Among Prizes At Apprentice Chef Final

May 10, 2018 at 3:49 pm Comments are Disabled

SECONDARY school students from across Munster and Leinster travelled to the IT Tralee’s state of the art kitchens in the 2017/2018 Flogas Ireland and Fáilte Ireland supported Apprentice Chef Finale on Thursday. A dish of pan seared Skeaghanore duck with a sweet orange glaze that earned Natalia Leane from Killarney […]

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It’s Going To Get Fairly Windy Late Tonight

It’s Going To Get Fairly Windy Late Tonight

May 10, 2018 at 2:01 pm Comments are Disabled

WE haven’t had a weather warning for a while so I suppose Met Eireann wanted to remind us summer hasn’t arrived yet. They have issued a Status Yellow Wind warning which will come into effect tonight from midnight until 9am. The warning is for Kerry, Cork, Clare, Galway and Mayo. Tonight […]

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Petrol And Diesel Prices Rise At Tralee Pumps Over Past Three Months

Petrol And Diesel Prices Rise At Tralee Pumps Over Past Three Months

May 10, 2018 at 1:54 pm 1 comment

THE price of petrol and diesel at the filling station pumps around Tralee has risen since we last carried out a survey three months ago. In fact, three stations have gone over the €1.40 per litre mark for petrol and over €1.30 per litre for diesel for the first time […]

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Breda O’Dwyer from IT Tralee/CEED co-sponsors Lego Serious Play Workshop, John Harty representing Taste Kerry, and School Prize workshop worth €500 and Niamh Quinn  representing Astellas, sponsors of the Wacky Science Pod and Jr Lab School Prize of €500.

Amazing Entertainment Lined Up For Kerry EXPO 2018 This Sunday

May 10, 2018 at 10:42 am Comments are Disabled

EXCITEMENT is reaching new heights as nearly 140 exhibitors across Kerry gear up for Kerry EXPO on Sunday at the INEC Killarney. The Kerry EXPO, which is now an annual fixture in the regional calendar, brings together both businesses and communities from all over the county and promises to be […]

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Photographed at The Great Southern Hotel in Killarney at The Fuelling Ambition 'Lead and Suceed' Roadshow in conjunction with Enterprise Ireland and Network Ireland where entrepeneurs took part an The Elevator Pitch competition worth over €3000, sponsored by Facebook. Winners on the night were 'The Busy Botantist'.
Photographed left to right is Network Ireland President Rosann Heavey, Clair Kelly, The Busy Botanist, Rachel James, Female Entrepeneur Manager, Enterprise Ireland, Joanne Arbon, The Busy Botanist & Aoife ni Mhuiri CEO Salaso.
Photograph by Sally MacMonagle.
Female-led business wins €3,000 Elevator Pitch competition at Killarney Fuelling Ambition Roadshow


Friday, 27th April 2018: 

The Busy Botanist was the winner of an Elevator Pitch competition worth €3,000 in Killarney last night.

The competition was part of the Fuelling Ambition ‘Lead and Succeed’ Roadshow event in the Great Southern Hotel, Killarney organised by Enterprise Ireland and Network Ireland, in conjunction with the Entrepreneurs Academy, and was attended by business women and entrepreneurs from the South West region.

The Killarney Roadshow was one of a series of free-to-attend events that have taken place across the country during March and April which aim to encourage, support and drive the ambition of female entrepreneurs nationally by showcasing thriving Irish business women and entrepreneurs.

The Elevator Pitch competition offers a cash prize package sponsored by Facebook worth €2,000 at each location, as well as additional prizes worth up to €1,000. 

Joanne Arbon and Clair Kelly of The Busy Botanist will receive a prize package that is designed to support her on her business journey, including:

•	10 sessions with Enterprise Ireland Mentors and attendance at Enterprise Ireland’s Excel at Export Selling training programme
•	Annual membership of Network Ireland

Guest speakers at the event were Aoife Ni Mhuiri of Salaso  and representatives f

Mid-Kerry Business Wins €3,000 Prize At Elevator Pitch Competition

May 10, 2018 at 10:15 am Comments are Disabled

THE Busy Botanist was the winner of an Elevator Pitch competition worth €3,000 in Killarney recently. The Elevator Pitch competition offers a cash prize package sponsored by Facebook worth €2,000 at each location, as well as additional prizes worth up to €1,000. Joanne Arbon and Clair Kelly of The Busy […]

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Dan Horan To Hold Quiz Night In Aid Of Recovery Haven This Friday

May 10, 2018 at 10:03 am Comments are Disabled

HE’S more used to managing his empire of fruit and veg and health food stores, but on Friday Dan Horan take the reins at a table quiz for a great cause. Dan Horan will be asking the questions in Linnane’s Bar on Rock Street and he’s promising a great night […]

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The judges in the Connect Kerry Women in Business Awards.

Connect Women In Business Awards Judges Announced

May 9, 2018 at 1:20 pm 1 comment

WITH the annual Connect Kerry Women in Business Awards a little more than two weeks away, the judges for this year’s event have been announced. The awards take place on Friday, May 25 at the Ballyroe Heights Hotel and applications for nominations are closed. The judges tasked with deciding the […]

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Some of the award winners on the night.

PHOTOS: Causeway Comprehensive Holds Annual Awards Night

May 9, 2018 at 12:56 pm Comments are Disabled

THE annual student awards night for Causeway Comprehensive took place in the school on Tuesday with the awards were presented by Ms. Aoife Thornton, chairperson of the Board of Management. There were a total of 140 awards presented on the night. This night is the culmination of the hard work […]

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Here’s Where Residential Properties Were Sold Around Tralee In March

Here’s Where Residential Properties Were Sold Around Tralee In March

May 9, 2018 at 12:43 pm Comments are Disabled

THE most up to date statistics from the Residential Property Price Register shows that March saw 14 properties sold, fetching a total of €2,168,969. The property that sold for the most in Tralee in March was a house in Tonevane for €320,000 while the lowest price paid was for an […]

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Premiere Of Local Film On Domestic Violence Takes Place This Friday

Premiere Of Local Film On Domestic Violence Takes Place This Friday

May 9, 2018 at 12:26 pm Comments are Disabled

THE Tralee premiere of a new short film made by four local women around the theme of domestic violence, will take place in the Ballyroe Heights Hotel on Friday night at 8pm . The premiere will be followed by a ‘Lippy Sing’ event, MC’d by Brian Hurley, featuring a number of […]

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Left side, front to back: John Walsh, Catriona Donovan and Yonk Oviedo. Right side, front to back: Gloria O'Connor, Marie Townsend and Martin Moriarty.

Tralee Rowers Prepare For WAC Kenmare Event

May 9, 2018 at 11:31 am Comments are Disabled

A GROUP of 10 adult rowers from Tralee Rowing Club will take part on the Wild Atlantic Challenge, WAC Kenmare, next Saturday 12th. This is a multi-craft rowing competition in its second year, which attracts rowers, kayakers, canoeists, stand up board paddlers and others to complete in the stunning Kenmare […]

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Parents Encouraged To Attend Cyber Protection Meeting In Tralee

Parents Encouraged To Attend Cyber Protection Meeting In Tralee

May 9, 2018 at 11:20 am Comments are Disabled

FIANNA Fail has organised a meeting on cyber protection which will be held in The Brandon Hotel in Tralee on Monday, May 14 at 8pm. The primary goal of the meeting is to give parents and families the right information on how best to protect their children when they use […]

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Anne O'Dwyer Kerry ETB Director of Schools , Conall O Cruadh V/ Principal of Gaelcholáiste Chiarraí and Ruairí Ó Cinnéide Principal of Gaelcholáiste Chiarraí with the plans of the new stat of the art School due to be built . 
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Press ReleasePhoto will be syndicated by Domnick Walsh PhotographyGaelcholáiste Chiarraí new building project advances to the next stageKerry Education and Training Board (Kerry ETB) is delighted to have received approval form the Department of Education and Skills to progress the New School Building for Gaelcholáiste Chiarraí to the next Stage. Following the submission of a detailed Stage 1 Report by the Design Team the Department has approved the Project to progress to Stage 2. The Stage 1 submission addressed the development of an initial concept and design for the school including layout, traffic management etc.In addition this phase included a full site survey assessing ground conditions, existing services, vegetation etc. The final stage 1 report as submitted summarised the design, cost and viability of the entire project.  Approval to progress to Stage 2 represents significant advancement project by the Design Team which began its work in April 2017, following their appointment. The new school which is being delivered under the devolved funding model, will provide a state of the art accommodation for staff and students and will include the following: • over 20 general purpose classrooms • Specialists room including multimedia, music, design and communications graphics etc. • science laboratories • arts rooms • home economics room • construction studies, engineering and technology rooms • A school library, general purpose areas, students dining area, staff room etc. In addition the new school building project will include a full size PE h

Gaelcholáiste Chiarraí’s New Building Project Advances To Next Stage

May 9, 2018 at 11:02 am Comments are Disabled

KERRY Education and Training Board (Kerry ETB) has received approval from the Department of Education and Skills to progress the new school building for Gaelcholáiste Chiarraí to the next stage. Following the submission of a detailed Stage 1 Report by the Design Team the Department has approved the Project to […]

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David Clifford, Peter Herlihy, Sé Kennedy, Lilly Larkin, Dermot Herlihy, Jack Teahan, Mairead Larkin, Cathal Larkin, Senan Kennedy, Ger Teahan, Nathan Herlihy, Grace Teahan, Sadhbh Teahan, Mark Larkin, Irene O’Keeffe (Coolick School Principal), Fiona O’Donoghue, Fiona Kennedy

Calling All Cyclists For A Scenic Spin In The Valley

May 9, 2018 at 11:00 am Comments are Disabled

ANYONE who fancies a scenic cycle in the run up to Ring of Kerry might like to try this. The upcoming Valley 70 Cycle on Sunday, May 20 has the makings of a great day out. Launched on Tuesday by Kerry senior star David Clifford and recently voted one of the […]

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Free Basketball Clinic With American College Team Coaches

Free Basketball Clinic With American College Team Coaches

May 8, 2018 at 5:09 pm Comments are Disabled

BASKETBALL lovers might be interested in this free upcoming event next Monday. A basketball coaching clinic in Mercy Mounthawk, Tralee from 7pm-10pm, given by three American NCAA Division 1 college coaches from the MACC (Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference). Jody Craig from Monmouth University, Brian Giorgis from Marist College and Jada […]

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Gardaí Investigate Spate Of Burglaries In Tralee Area Over Short Period

Gardaí Investigate Spate Of Burglaries In Tralee Area Over Short Period

May 8, 2018 at 3:26 pm Comments are Disabled

GARDAI are investigating four burglaries which occurred in the Tralee area over a short period on Tuesday morning of last week. In the early hours of May 1, at around 2am, two people broke into Dunnes Stores on the North Circular Road and stole a few boxes of confectionary items. […]

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Presentation students present a cheque to Inspired group members on Friday. Photo by Dermot Crean

Presentation Students Raise Funds For Inspired Group

May 8, 2018 at 1:18 pm Comments are Disabled

PRESENTATION students raised €380 for the Inspired Group during National Flag day back in March and handed over the cheque on Friday last. Teacher, Margaret Barry, explained how the fifth year history students raised the funds. “Presentation Tralee is associated with the Thomas Francis Maher Foundation which aims to promote […]

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Aoibhín Garrihy with Ballyheigue's Scoil Naomh Iosef pupils at the presentation of a €5,000 cheque from Gala Retail.

Aoibhín Garrihy Visits Ballyheigue School To Present A €5,000 Gift From Gala

May 8, 2018 at 12:38 pm 1 comment

AS part of its 20th anniversary celebrations, Gala Retail,  visited Scoil Naomh Iosef in Ballyheigue on Friday last to donate a huge €5,000 to the school as part of its Gala Gifts for Schools competition. Scoil Naomh Iosef was named as a ‘runner-up’ in the Gala Gifts for Schools competition, […]

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