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PREVIEW: Hard To Choose Between Ballyduff And Abbeydorney

PREVIEW: Hard To Choose Between Ballyduff And Abbeydorney

July 7, 2017 at 10:40 am Comments are Disabled

Abbeydorney and Ballyduff clash in the Garveys Supervalu Kerry SHC Round 1 tie this Saturday in Austin Stack Park (5.30pm). Mike O’Halloran looks at both teams’ chances… Ballyduff take on Abbeydorney in the final game of the first round,. Last year Abbeydorney opened their account with a well deserved win […]

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At the presentation of a cheque to the Palliative Care Centre on Thursday morning, the proceeds of the Midsummer Ball, were, Maura Sullivan, Marie O'Connell, Patricia Sheahan, Andrea O'Donoghue, Ted Moynihan, Aileen Cotter Diggins and Mary Shanahan. Photo by Dermot Crean

Midsummer Ball Raises Over €10,500 For Palliative Care Centre

July 7, 2017 at 10:25 am Comments are Disabled

WITH two months to go until the opening of the new Palliative Care Unit at University Hospital Kerry, Kerry Hospice Foundation received another boost on Thursday when they were presented with a large cheque. The money was raised at a Midsummer’s Ball at the Rose Hotel on June 9, with Miriam […]

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Waiting in line for Ed Sheeran tickets outside B-Mobile on Dominick Street on Thursday evening were Emma Fitzgerald, Abbie O'Sullivan, Mary Kate Heasman, Darcy O'Sullivan, Jennifer Keane and Dean Donoghue. Photo by Dermot Crean

A Very Early Start To Queuing For Dedicated Ed Sheeran Fans

July 7, 2017 at 10:18 am Comments are Disabled

ED Sheeran tickets don’t go on sale until 9am on Saturday morning, but why take chances? At 3pm on Thursday, they started to queue outside B-Mobile on Dominick Street for what will surely be the biggest music event of 2018. When we called down on Thursday evening, the six fans […]

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The spa at Aghadoe Heights Hotel.

Kerry Spa Wins Munster Category At Tatler Spa Of The Year Awards

July 6, 2017 at 6:29 pm Comments are Disabled

WHILE they missed out on the big prize, a Kerry hotel spa was among the winners at the Irish Tatler Spa Awards 2017, at a gala awards luncheon today at The Thomas Prior Hall, Ballsbridge. The Spa at Aghadoe Heights Hotel & Spa won Munster Spa of the Year. Meanwhile, the […]

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One Kerry Property Sold At Allsop Commercial Auction

One Kerry Property Sold At Allsop Commercial Auction

July 6, 2017 at 4:06 pm Comments are Disabled

JUST one commercial property was sold at the Allsop online auction today. Yesterday there were eight residential properties sold (click here for previous story), but today it was just the one lot from Kerry open to bids. Ivy House, New Street Car Park, New Street, Killarney, had a reserve range […]

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Taxi Drivers Protest In Bridge Street And Go On Another ‘Slow Drive’ Through Town

Taxi Drivers Protest In Bridge Street And Go On Another ‘Slow Drive’ Through Town

July 6, 2017 at 3:51 pm 2 comments

TAXI drivers in town continued their opposition of the new rank by Boots/Tesco at Abbeycourt, by moving cars into closed-off Bridge Street and staging another slow drive through town today. At 8am this morning, a number of care entered the closed off area between Bridge Street and The Mall. While […]

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Sky Sports Soccer Presenters Enjoy Tralee Pub’s Hospitality On Kerry Visit

Sky Sports Soccer Presenters Enjoy Tralee Pub’s Hospitality On Kerry Visit

July 6, 2017 at 1:30 pm Comments are Disabled

THIS should be good craic. Sky Sports soccer presenters Chris Kamara and Jeff Stelling  are in Kerry for a special engagement out west. The two lads also enjoyed a drink in Sean Og’s Pub on Bridge Street last night where they posed with locals for photos.   It’s part of […]

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Gardaí Appeal For Help In Finding Missing Tralee Man

Gardaí Appeal For Help In Finding Missing Tralee Man

July 6, 2017 at 12:36 pm Comments are Disabled

Gardai wish to seek the public’s assistance in tracing the whereabouts of 20 year old John Burke who is missing from Tralee. John was last seen on the 16th of June in Cork City. John is described as being 5’ 6’’ tall of slim build and with short brown hair.  […]

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5k Fundraising Event From Connolly Park This Sunday

5k Fundraising Event From Connolly Park This Sunday

July 6, 2017 at 11:00 am Comments are Disabled

THE Austin Stacks Senior Men’s team have organised a 5K fun run/walk/Jog this Sunday for an Irish team over in the US. The event is being arranged to fundraise and support the Irish Powerchair team who are playing in the FIFA World Cup in Orlando. The club’s Senior Team Manager, Pat Flanagan, and his […]

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John Griffin of Lixnaw is first to the sliotar during the Ballyheigue v Lixnaw Kerry Senior Championship game in Abbeydorney on Friday evening. Photo by Dermot Crean

PREVIEW: Lixnaw Should Have Too Much For Ballyheigue

July 6, 2017 at 10:50 am Comments are Disabled

Mike O’Halloran previews the Garvey’s Supervalu Kerry SHC Round 1 tie between Lixnaw and Ballyheigue this Friday night at Austin Stack Park (7.30pm)… Very little hope is given to Ballyheigue this season, as they seem to be struggling badly to get numbers training and finding it difficult to field a […]

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Billy Keane and Deirdre Walsh at the opening of ‘Through the Chair’ at Kerry Rape and Sexual Abuse Centre on Wednesday. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Exhibition Raises Awareness Of Crime Of Sexual Violence

July 6, 2017 at 10:09 am Comments are Disabled

A POWERFUL exhibition was opened yesterday at Kerry Rape & Sexual Abuse Centre in Tralee. The Centre launched an  exhibition titled ‘Through the Chair’ as part of the ongoing celebration of the 25th anniversary of the Centre. This exhibition, opened by Deirdre Walsh of Radio Kerry, was undertaken by clients […]

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Sinn Féin Organises Protest Over Waste Collection System

Sinn Féin Organises Protest Over Waste Collection System

July 6, 2017 at 10:01 am Comments are Disabled

A SHORT protest was held outside Kerry County Council buildings at lunchtime on Wednesday, against a new system of bin charges which will come into effect from this September. This new system will ban flat charges and move towards a pay-by-weight and pay-by-lift system across the whole country. The pay […]

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ëIíll be back for Puckí: Pictured launching Puck Fair 2017, at ëThe Diaspora Ladyí statue on Iveragh Road, Killorglin, were 2016 World Coastal Rowing Champion, Monika Dukarska, (who is aspiring to qualify for the Olympics), Caitlin Horgan, Puck Fair Queen and Pupil in Scoil Mhuire, Killorglin and Declan Mangan, Chair of Puck Fair. Puck Fair 2017, Irelandís oldest festival, runs from 10-12 August in Killorglin, Co. Kerry. The three day festival attracts visitors from all over Ireland and the world including the Irish diaspora, who come to see the coronation of the wild mountain goat and enjoy 36 hours of FREE family entertainment. www.puckfair.ie 
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Preparations In Full Swing For Killorglin’s Puck Fair

July 5, 2017 at 5:54 pm Comments are Disabled

KILLORGLIN is already preparing for the influx of tens of thousands of visitors in just over  a month for the annual Puck Fair. Thousands of Irish emigrants are planning a visit home this summer to coincide with the 3-day festival, which takes place from August 10-12. The 2017 festivities will […]

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Eight Kerry Properties Sold At Allsop Auction Fetch €663,000

Eight Kerry Properties Sold At Allsop Auction Fetch €663,000

July 5, 2017 at 5:11 pm Comments are Disabled

THERE were eight Kerry properties up for auction online at the Allsop website today and between them they fetched €663,000. It was part of their residential online auction with three more Kerry properties up for bids in tomorrow’s commercial auction. In Tralee, a vacant house at 13 Urban Terrace with […]

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Padraig Harrington Names Two Kerry Golf Courses Among His Irish Favourites

Padraig Harrington Names Two Kerry Golf Courses Among His Irish Favourites

July 5, 2017 at 3:35 pm Comments are Disabled

PADRAIG Harrington has named two Kerry courses among his Top 5 in Ireland, but Rory McIlroy didn’t include any when asked for his choices, according to a story in the International edition of the New York Times yesterday. Speaking before the Irish Open which begins tomorrow, Padraig Harrington, the two-time […]

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Teenager Missing From Killarney Found Safe And Well

Teenager Missing From Killarney Found Safe And Well

July 5, 2017 at 3:06 pm Comments are Disabled

    A teenager who was reported missing from the Killarney area since June 15 has been located. Gardaí issued an appeal last Tuesday, June 27, for the public’s assistance in finding Hossein Hashimi, who was reported missing from Port Road, Killarney. Gardaí have now confirmed to Radio Kerry the […]

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Paul Has A Pep In His Step After Meeting Man City Manager

Paul Has A Pep In His Step After Meeting Man City Manager

July 5, 2017 at 1:04 pm Comments are Disabled

PAUL Galvin may be a Man United fan, but he was honoured to meet Man City’s managerial maestro this morning. The former Barcelona and Bayern Munich boss, Pep Guardiola, was in Ireland and bumped into the ex-Kerry player and current fashion designer. Paul even managed to pass on some of […]

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Ferris Advises People On Medical Cards Charged For GP Blood Tests To Seek Reimbursement

Ferris Advises People On Medical Cards Charged For GP Blood Tests To Seek Reimbursement

July 5, 2017 at 12:06 pm 1 comment

TRALEE Municipal District Sinn Féin councillor, Toireasa Ferris, has advised medical card holders that they should not be charged for blood tests by their GPs. Councillor Ferris has been contacted by a number of constituents, one of whom is a patient recovering from cancer, about the issue. “I have told them and […]

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Patrick Takes On Gruelling Challenges In Aid Of Tralee Woman’s African Orphanage

Patrick Takes On Gruelling Challenges In Aid Of Tralee Woman’s African Orphanage

July 5, 2017 at 11:15 am Comments are Disabled

AN Oakpark man has started a series of tough challenges to raise funds for a Tralee woman’s orphanage project in Africa. Patrick Daly from Derrylea completed the Ring of Kerry Cycle at the weekend, but that’s only the beginning. In the next few months he will take on the ‘Tough […]

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Transplant Team Ireland member Con Brosnan from Killarney after returning to Dublin airport with supporters Teresa and Pat Looney on Sunday.

Kerryman Returns Home After World Transplant Games Experience

July 4, 2017 at 5:43 pm Comments are Disabled

A KERRYMAN who was a member of Transplant Team Ireland at the World Transplant Games in Malaga said he really enjoyed the experience. Con Brosnan from Killarney was part of the 27 members of Team Ireland who can take pride in their performances at the 21st World Transplant Games in Spain. It […]

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Garvey’s Tralee Wins Best Large Supermarket At National Awards

Garvey’s Tralee Wins Best Large Supermarket At National Awards

July 4, 2017 at 4:47 pm Comments are Disabled

THINGS just get better and better for Garvey’s Supervalu in Rock Street. The 2017 Checkout Best in Fresh Awards were held this afternoon in the Shelbourne Hotel  in Dublin and the supermarket was announced as winner in the Best Large Supermarket category. It follows on from the success of its sister supermarket, […]

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Kerry County Council buildings in Rathass.

Kerry Sinn Féin To Protest At Council Buildings To Highlight Waste Collection Issue

July 4, 2017 at 4:26 pm Comments are Disabled

KERRY Sinn Féin members will hold a short protest outside County Buildings at Rathass in Tralee on Wednesday, July 5 at 1.15pm. Speaking today Councillor Toireasa Ferris has invited members of the public to attend and she said; “We are holding this protest tomorrow to highlight once again all that is […]

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Call For Participants In New Dance Project For Culture Night Performance

Call For Participants In New Dance Project For Culture Night Performance

July 4, 2017 at 3:17 pm Comments are Disabled

CREATIVE Ireland Kerry at the Arts Office of Kerry County Council is calling for participants to take part in a new dance project with Catherine Young, Dancer in Residence at Kerry County Council. Catherine has organised a taster workshop on Wednesday, July 12 at 2pm in Siamsa Tire. Ages 16 […]

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Friends Of University Hospital Kerry Look Forward To Night At The Dogs Fundraiser

Friends Of University Hospital Kerry Look Forward To Night At The Dogs Fundraiser

July 4, 2017 at 12:37 pm Comments are Disabled

IT’S always a major night of fun and entertainment as Friends of University Hospital Kerry  get set for their annual Gala Benefit Night this weekend. Sponsored by Kerry Group, the event will take place on Friday, July 7, at Kingdom Greyhound Stadium. This year marks the 27th anniversary of the fundraising programme, which has raised […]

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Here’s How Much Residential Property Was Sold Around Tralee In May

Here’s How Much Residential Property Was Sold Around Tralee In May

July 4, 2017 at 11:34 am Comments are Disabled

THERE were ten residential properties sold in the Tralee area in May according to the latest figures from the Residential Property Price Index. The sales collectively totalled €1,269,400 with the biggest transaction being a house in Ballinorig East selling for €250,000 while properties making the least amount of money were […]

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TJ Mahony, Heritage Officer at Kerry County Council; Heather O'Sullivan, Retail representative with Tralee Chamber Alliance; Alison Harvey, National Co-ordinator of the Town Centre Health Check programme; Victoria McCarthy, Architectural Conservation Officer at Kerry County Council; Martha Farrell IT Tralee and Kevin Burns, Economic Development Unit at Kerry County Council, who attended the seminar on Denny Street at Kerry County Museum on Friday. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Very Positive Response To Denny Street Seminar

July 4, 2017 at 11:31 am Comments are Disabled

KERRY County Council – in conjunction with the Heritage Council and Tralee Chamber Alliance – hosted a very successful seminar on the future of Denny Street on Friday last. The event, held at the Kerry County Museum, focused on how to maximise the use and efficiency of properties on Denny […]

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3-7-2017: Newly appointed Minister of State at the Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport with special responsibility for Tourism and Sport, Brendan Griffin T.D.  announced  the Southwest FLAG, Fisheries Local Action Group Strategy at a seafood breakfast in the award winning Jack’s Coastguard Restaurant in  Cromane, Killorglin, Kerry on Monday.The Southwest FLAG Fund has approved 10 projects with investment of €162,000 in Kerry. Covering Kerry, the Southwest FLAG, is one of 7 FLAG regions from Ireland’s coastline that will benefit from the FLAG scheme, administered by BIM, Ireland’s Seafood Development Agency, which is co-funded by the Exchequer and the EU under Ireland’s European Maritime and Fisheries Fund (EMFF) Operational Programme 2014-2020. Over the duration of the EMFF programme, the national FLAG scheme will deliver €12 million in funding to Ireland’s coastal communities. 
Pictured at the launch of the Southwest FLAG, Fisheries Local Action Group Strategy seafood breakfast in Jack’s Coastguard Restaurant in  Cromane County Kerry on Monday were from left,  Minister Brendan Griffin, Michael Moriarty Fenit Coastal Rowing Club  and Vera O'Donovan, BIM.
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Thousands In Funding Announced For Fenit Club And Society

July 4, 2017 at 10:50 am Comments are Disabled

TEN Kerry fisheries projects will share funding of €162,000 this year under the Fisheries Local Action Group or FLAG, including two in Fenit. The southwest FLAG strategy is administered by Bord Iascaigh Mhara and cofunded by the EU. The funding for Kerry coastal communities was announced  by Junior Minister for […]

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LISTOWEL RACES LAUNCH -   Daithi O'Se and Maura Derrane pictured at the  launch of the McElligotts Honda Ladies Day which will be held on Friday 15th of September at the Listowel Harvest Racing Festival. The overall winner of the McElligotts Honda Ladies Day at the Listowel Harvest Racing Festival will win an all new and super stylish Honda Jazz for a year plus a cheque for Ä3,000! Details of the amazing first prize were announced by David Fitzmaurice, Chairman, Listowel Race Company and Patrick McElligott, Managing Director, McElligotts Tralee. Judges were revealed as Ireland's top TV personalities and best known TV duo, Daithi O'Se and Maura Derrane assisted by Kerry footballer and McElligott's ambassador Dave Moran. This is the third year of the McElligotts Honda sponsorship and in addition to the all new Honda Jazz with Ä3,000 cash for the Best Dressed Lady, there are also prizes for the Jazziest Headpiece, Most Iconic Lady, Most Glamorous Young Racer and Most Stylish Selfie!  Last year the McElligotts Honda Ladies Day attracted a record crowd of over 29,000, confirming it as one of the most popular and stylish events on the Irish racing and fashion calendar. The annual 7 day Listowel Harvest Racing Festival runs from Sunday 10th to Saturday 16th of September 2017. For more information visit www.listowelraces.ie. #listowelraces ##mcelligottshondaladiesday
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A Car For A Year And €3,000 Awaits Winner Of Best Dressed Lady At Listowel Races

July 4, 2017 at 10:38 am Comments are Disabled

THE overall winner of the McElligotts Honda Ladies Day on Friday, September 15 at the Listowel Harvest Racing Festival will win an all new and super stylish Honda Jazz for a year plus a cheque for €3,000. Details of the amazing first prize were announced by David Fitzmaurice, Chairman, Listowel […]

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The drugs found in Moyvane. Photo: Gardaí.

PHOTOS: Estimated €350,000 Worth Of Cannabis Seized At House In North Kerry

July 3, 2017 at 7:59 pm Comments are Disabled

Gardai investigating the sale and supply of controlled drugs in the Kerry area have seized cannabis plants and dried cannabis. Gardai from Listowel carried out a planned search of a house in Moyvane this afternoon. During the course of the search cannabis plants at various stages of maturity and dried cannabis […]

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REPORT: Kerry Edge Armagh In Junior All-Ireland Camogie Opener

July 3, 2017 at 5:02 pm Comments are Disabled

Diarmuid Kearney reports from Athletic Grounds Armagh on Kerry’s win over Armagh in the All Ireland Junior Camogie Championship on Saturday… Kerry 0-11 Armagh 0-10 Kerry managed to get their 2017 Liberty Insurance Junior All Ireland Camogie Championship campaign off to a winning start as they got the better of […]

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