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Kerry County Council buildings in Rathass.

Council Wants To Use Properties Vacant Over A Year For Social Housing

May 16, 2017 at 3:07 pm 1 comment

  KERRY County Council has issued a call for properties which have been vacant for more than one year for possible use for social housing purposes. The newly launched Repair and Leasing Scheme targets vacant properties as a possible source of social housing and provides property owners with an income stream […]

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Chairman of Kerins O'Rahillys, Haulie Kerins, presents a cheque for €500 to Inspired members at a recent night to

Kerins O’Rahillys Donates €1,000 To Charities After ‘Strictly’ Success

May 16, 2017 at 2:17 pm Comments are Disabled

KERINS O’Rahillys held a very successful Strictly Come Dancing fundraiser in late March and the club recently held a get together and charity night at their club bar. The 24 participants were treated to dinner and drinks by the club and had great fun watching the DVD and performing again the […]

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REPORT: Kerry Beat Cork To Win Munster Junior Camogie Title

REPORT: Kerry Beat Cork To Win Munster Junior Camogie Title

May 16, 2017 at 12:24 pm Comments are Disabled

A report on Kerry’s victory in the Munster Junior Camogie final against Cork on Sunday from Diarmuid Kearney… Kerry 0-14 Cork 1-10 Coming of the back of an impressive victory against Waterford in Walsh Park the previous weekend, Kerry faced Cork in the Munster Junior Camogie Final in Killeedy Co.Limerick. Playing in difficult conditions, […]

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Gary Keane, performing at their recent single launch of their track 'Stylin' in the Savoy, in Cork City.

Diverse Line-Up Of Guests For ‘The OtherSide’ This Friday In Benners

May 16, 2017 at 11:58 am Comments are Disabled

AFTER a very successful inaugural event in February, The OtherSide event is back on this Friday, May 19 in Benners Hotel, Tralee at 8:30pm, with another great line up and free admission. The OtherSide is a new event for Tralee, in the form of a traditional style late-night talk show set in […]

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What You Need To Know About The New Two-Way Denny Street

What You Need To Know About The New Two-Way Denny Street

May 16, 2017 at 11:32 am Comments are Disabled

SO, as most of you are aware, Denny Street in Tralee will fully re-open to traffic on Monday next, May 22 and a new two-way traffic system will come into effect. The change is part of the Tralee Active Travel Town project and a €1.7m investment in Tralee town centre and represents […]

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Cllr Jim Finucane helps unveil the new monument outside Austin Stacks GAA club grounds at Connolly Park on Monday evening. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: New Stone Monument Unveiled At Austin Stacks Club

May 16, 2017 at 11:24 am Comments are Disabled

THE Austin Stacks GAA clubhouse at Connolly Park was packed on Monday night for two special events. First of all, a special edition of Radio Kerry’s ‘Terrace Talk’ was broadcast from the club. Tim Moynihan interviewed club stalwarts, GAA legends and past and present players as part of the club’s centenary celebrations. Afterwards, everybody […]

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Kayleigh Hennessy (centre) who was auditioning for The Voice UK in The Blasket on Monday night with friends Ciara O'Sullivan and Rachel Tooher. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Singers Bid For Stardom At ‘The Voice UK’ Auditions In Tralee

May 16, 2017 at 10:44 am Comments are Disabled

THEY came from all over the county to sing at The Voice UK auditions at The Blasket bar on Castle Street last night. Researchers from the popular ITV show were in the bar to film the singers to see if Kerry singers have star potential. “We had a huge reaction to […]

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Spa Seafoods Wins At Irish Hospitality Awards

Spa Seafoods Wins At Irish Hospitality Awards

May 15, 2017 at 6:36 pm Comments are Disabled

A SPA restaurant was a winner at the inaugural Irish Hospitality Awards 2017 held on Sunday night in Dublin. Spa Seafoods was a winner in the Best Restaurant in Southwest category at the awards at the Crowne Plaza Hotel, Dublin Airport. A number of other Tralee businesses were nominated in various categories, […]

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PHOTOS: Pres Students Raise Funds For Arthritis Organisation With Sports Day

PHOTOS: Pres Students Raise Funds For Arthritis Organisation With Sports Day

May 15, 2017 at 4:37 pm Comments are Disabled

TRANSITION Year and 5th year students at Pres Tralee sold ice-cream at the  School Sports Day  which took place this week  in glorious sunshine. The girls raised over €300 for ICAN  -the Irish Children’s Arthritis Network  with a long queue for most of the afternoon. As usual , the PE department and […]

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REPORT/PHOTOS: Is This The Turning Point For Kerins O’Rahillys Season?

REPORT/PHOTOS: Is This The Turning Point For Kerins O’Rahillys Season?

May 15, 2017 at 4:11 pm Comments are Disabled

Kerins O’Rahillys 2-12 South Kerry 2-8 WOULD the real Kerins O’Rahillys please stand up? Having been dumped out of the club championship three weeks ago by Kenmare, a week later Strand Road capitulated to arch rivals Austin Stacks to send them into a relegation dogfight. That team was unrecognisable on Sunday […]

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Fraudsters Pretending To Be From Banks Target Elderly With Scam

Fraudsters Pretending To Be From Banks Target Elderly With Scam

May 15, 2017 at 3:10 pm Comments are Disabled

GARDAI in Tralee have been alerted to a fraud that targets elderly people whereby they receive a phone call from someone purporting to be from the fraud section of their bank. They are informed that their credit or debit card has been illegally accessed and money is missing from it.  […]

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Paudie O'Connor comes under pressure from Stephen Bergin.  Photo by Dermot Crean

REPORT/PHOTOS: Kerry Can’t Find Enough To Get Past Laois

May 15, 2017 at 10:13 am Comments are Disabled

Mike O’Halloran on a disappointing day in Austin Stack Park for Kerry as they bowed out of the Leinster Hurling Championship…. Kerry 3-15 Laois 2-21 Kerry’s journey in the Leinster championship ended in Austin Stack Park on Sunday when they went down to Laois and failed to progress to quarter-final losing out […]

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Caoimhe’s Coming Home To Kerry As London Rose

Caoimhe’s Coming Home To Kerry As London Rose

May 15, 2017 at 10:02 am Comments are Disabled

A KILLORGLIN woman will represent London in the Rose of Tralee contest later this year. Caoimhe Gallagher, a physiotherapist at St George’s Hospital and Wimbledon RFC has been selected as the 2017 London Rose. Caoimhe, whose father hails from Donegal and mother from Kerry, represented Irish Construction Company Danny Sullivan […]

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Shane Carroll tackles James Walsh of St Kieran's. Photo by Dermot Crean

Venues, Dates And Times Decided For Next Weekend’s Championship Games

May 14, 2017 at 9:08 pm Comments are Disabled

SO then, after a weekend of first round games, the teams in the Garvey’s Supervalu Kerry SFC now know who they will face next weekend. After the draw was made earlier this evening, the following fixtures have been made by the CCC for the Garveys Supervalu Senior Football Championship Round […]

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Status Orange Rainfall Warning Issued For Kerry

May 14, 2017 at 8:49 pm Comments are Disabled

JUDGING by recent weather warnings by Met Eireann for this part of the country, you might want to take this with pinch of salt, but… There’s a Status Orange Rainfall Warning issued for Cork and Kerry from midnight tonight until 1am on Tuesday morning. It’s expected that 50 to 70mm of rain will […]

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No More Sunday Funerals In Diocese Of Kerry From September

No More Sunday Funerals In Diocese Of Kerry From September

May 14, 2017 at 12:49 pm 1 comment

THE Bishop of Kerry, Ray Browne, has announced that there will be no more funerals on Sundays from September 1 this year. The announcement was made at Masses this weekend. No funerals will take place on Sundays in all parishes in the diocese of Kerry i.e. Mass Funeral Service or […]

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Jenny Barry and Fiona Leahy before the cycle in aid of Fenit Lifeboat on Saturday morning. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Cyclists Raise Funds At Annual Fenit RNLI Cycle

May 14, 2017 at 12:03 pm Comments are Disabled

IT was a misty and murky Saturday morning at O’Donnell’s in Mounthawk, as participants made their way off on the annual cycle in aid of Fenit RNLI. There were 62 cyclists taking part this year in the 15th annual fun cycle and they set off on the 50 kilometre cycle taking them out of […]

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Eric Nelligan, Edel Broderick, Miriam Rohan, Mike Rohan and Tom Bourke (all Castleisland) at the Kerry Badminton Association annual social at Ballyroe Heights Hotel on Saturday night. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Kerry Badminton Association Looks Back On Year At Social

May 14, 2017 at 11:56 am Comments are Disabled

OVER 120 people from the county’s eight badminton clubs gathered in the Ballyroe Heights Hotel on Saturday night for the Kerry Badminton Association annual social. As always it was a great occasion to reflect on the past year and to officially hand out awards for competitions won around Kerry during the […]

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Nicole Hartmann, Jocelyn Cushen and Kara Kirby who made their First Holy Communion at Our Lady and St Brendan's Church on Saturday morning. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: First Communion Day For Pupils At Scoil Eoin

May 14, 2017 at 11:48 am Comments are Disabled

IT wasn’t a morning for photos outside as the misty rain swept over Our Lady and St Brendan’s Church on Saturday. Inside there was standing room only as nearly 80 pupils from Scoil Eoin received their First Holy Communion, watched by their families and class teachers. After the lovely ceremony, […]

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PHOTOS: #Tralee On Social Media This Week

PHOTOS: #Tralee On Social Media This Week

May 14, 2017 at 11:38 am Comments are Disabled

Every week we compile the best of photos posted on Twitter and Instagram about and around Tralee. Here’s what you’ve been snapping this week… (If you’d like a photo to feature just tag #Tralee in it and we’ll see it)… Fenit looking pretty special… Just outside Fenit Co Kerry yesterday. […]

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St Brendan's Ivan Parker celebrates his second half goal with Diarmuid Herlihy (right).  Photo by Dermot  Crean

PHOTOS: Stacks Draw While St Brendan’s Continue Winning Ways

May 14, 2017 at 11:19 am Comments are Disabled

AUSTIN Stacks and St Kieran’s will have to do it again, but St Brendan’s will advance with confidence to Round 2 after a deserved victory over Kilcummin last night in Round 1 of the Garvey’s Supervalu Kerry SFC. Stacks and the divisional side couldn’t be separated after over 80 minutes of […]

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PHOTOS: Resurfaced Denny Street Begins To Really Take Shape

PHOTOS: Resurfaced Denny Street Begins To Really Take Shape

May 13, 2017 at 2:39 pm Comments are Disabled

ANOTHER change on Denny Street came into being this morning, as parallel parking was introduced. There was still one lane closed as work is still going on, but the street has been fully resurfaced and it looks very smart with the tarmacadam laid and the new cycle lane in place. The […]

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Attendance award winner Brid Courtney with Evelyn O'Connor, Deirdre Courtney and Paud Murphy at the Coláiste Gleann Lí  awards on Friday afternoon. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Coláiste Gleann Lí Hosts Annual Student Awards

May 13, 2017 at 12:51 pm Comments are Disabled

COLÁISTE Gleann Lí hosted their annual awards ceremony on Friday afternoon. The accolades celebrated the varied achievements of the school’s second level students over the past academic year with students and families gathered in the school hall for the event. The awards reflected school policy which strives for the holistic development of each […]

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Tony Buckley, Paschal Buckley, Mary Angela Lynch, Aoife Lynch and in front Brian Buckley, at the Tralee Imperials Awards on Friday night at The Rose Hotel. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Tralee Imperials Celebrate Another Successful Year At Awards Night

May 13, 2017 at 12:51 pm Comments are Disabled

ANOTHER great year in Tralee Imperials Basketball Club was celebrated with their annual awards night in The Rose Hotel on Friday. The club is making huge progress as Chairman John Dowling explained: “We’ve had a very successful year. Our club is involved in setting up the Warriors with St Brendan’s […]

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Breeda Hurley with her family at her book launch at The Rose Hotel on Friday night. Back from left; Brian, Liam, Conor, Martin and Seanie. In front; Ciara, Breeda, Liam and Mairead Hurley. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Huge Crowd For Launch Of Breeda’s Book In Rose Hotel

May 13, 2017 at 12:50 pm Comments are Disabled

THERE was a huge crowd at The Rose Hotel on Friday night as a well-known and respected businesswoman held the launch of her autobiography. ‘Survive and Thrive: The Journey of a Lifetime’ by Breeda Hurley, the owner of ABC Cleaning Services, the successful contract cleaning company, tells how she learned to face the […]

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Dr Caitlin: The Laws On Drug Driving

Dr Caitlin: The Laws On Drug Driving

May 13, 2017 at 12:49 pm Comments are Disabled

Dr Caitlin O’Connor of Tralee Medical Centre in St Brendan’s Park on drug driving laws… The Road Safety Authority (RSA) launched its fifth in a series of anti-drug driving awareness campaigns in association with An Garda Síochána in April. The campaign was introduced in co-operation with the Medical Bureau for […]

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McCann At The Movies: Solid Yet Unspectacular Retelling Of Dark Time In History

McCann At The Movies: Solid Yet Unspectacular Retelling Of Dark Time In History

May 13, 2017 at 12:49 pm Comments are Disabled

Our movie reviewer, John McCann, says The Promise is ultimately a missed opportunity… With an all stellar cast including Oscar Isaac, Christian Bale and Charlotte Le Bon and written and directed by Academy Award winning filmmaker Terry George, all the ingredients were present for a modern day epic telling of the […]

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Know Your Rights: Force Majeure Leave

May 13, 2017 at 12:49 pm 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 left work early because my grandmother fell ill suddenly. Can I take a half-day as force majeure leave? Answer: If you are absent for only part of a day […]

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Action during the match on Sunday. Photo by Dermot Crean

Kerry Team To Face Laois This Sunday Is Named

May 12, 2017 at 9:13 pm Comments are Disabled

KERRY boss Fintan O’Connor is sticking with the starting 15 who beat Westmeath in the last game, when they face Laois in the Leinster GAA Senior Hurling Championship – Round Robin  – 3nd Round game in Austin Stack Park on Sunday  next (3pm). Kerry must beat Laois to be in […]

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IT Tralee North Campus

IT Tralee Develops Strong Links With US University

May 12, 2017 at 5:20 pm Comments are Disabled

  THE IT Tralee has signed a  Memorandum of Understanding with a US university which will provide great opportunities for both institutions. Sacred Heart University, based in Fairfield, Connecticut, is in the final stages of purchasing the Christian Brothers School in Dingle to establish an expanded campus. Rupendra Paliwal, Vice President for […]

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