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Pictured in the old Church in Tobar Naofa Tralee for the The #In this Together Campaign Kerry .
were Suzanne Ennis Kerry & West Limerick Creadit Unions , Trish Nolan Red Cross Community Support Officer , Jim Garvey of the Garvey Group   , Susan O’Carroll Physiotherapist UHK and Deirdre Hegarty of Kerry County Council , .
Seated Trish Nolan Red Cross Community Support Officer ,  Caroline Toale and Siobhan Griffin of Kerry County Council  and Liza Bergin Senior OT at UHK  . 
Kerry County Council has commenced the local rollout of the new ‘In This Together’ initiative which is a national campaign aimed at promoting activity, mental wellbeing and staying connected during the COVID-19 emergency. The  “ #In this Together Campaign Kerry “ .  
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As part of the #InThisTogether campaign aimed at promoting activity, mental wellbeing and staying connected during the COVID-19 emergency, Kerry County Council is launching the second phase of the wellbeing campaign, entitled ‘In the Bag’.
“In the Bag” is a Resource and Wellbeing Pack and includes resources for people who may not be in a position to access information online.  Examples of what is included are; Community Supports and Information Leaflet, Gratitude Journal, Biodiversity and Nature Sheets, Fridge Magnet, Healthy Kerry merchandise and some treats. Sponsorship has been received from Kerry Credit Union, Red Cross and Garveys and some of these resources will also be available online. 

Kerry County Council began the local rollout of the ‘In This Together’ wellbeing initiative last week when Healthy Kerry launched the Kerry Step Challenge. The campaign is building on the concept of doing something that makes people feel a little healthier and a little happi

Council Launches ‘In The Bag’ Wellbeing Campaign

June 9, 2020 at 10:28 am Comments are Disabled

AS part of the #InThisTogether campaign aimed at promoting activity, mental wellbeing and staying connected during the COVID-19 emergency, Kerry County Council is launching the second phase of the wellbeing campaign, entitled ‘In the Bag’. “In the Bag” is a resource and wellbeing pack and includes resources for people who may […]

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No New COVID-19 Cases For Kerry And Just Nine Reported Nationwide Today

No New COVID-19 Cases For Kerry And Just Nine Reported Nationwide Today

June 8, 2020 at 5:55 pm Comments are Disabled

THERE was no increase again in the number of confirmed cases of the Coronavirus in Kerry reported this evening, with the total so far in the county still at 308. The number of cases in Kerry has not increased since Tuesday, May 19. The number of people who have tested […]

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New ‘Safe Destination Programme’ To Ensure Kerry Is A Safe Place Visit

New ‘Safe Destination Programme’ To Ensure Kerry Is A Safe Place Visit

June 8, 2020 at 5:19 pm Comments are Disabled

A MAJOR new programme of initiatives is being rolled out by Kerry County Council and other partners and agencies, to ensure that Kerry is a safe place to visit and stay as COVID-19 restrictions continue to be phased out over the coming weeks. The goal is to make Kerry the […]

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Kerry County Council buildings in Rathass.

Over 400 Businesses On #KerryOpenForBusiness Directory

June 8, 2020 at 5:02 pm Comments are Disabled

THE #KerryOpenForBusiness Directory has just been published by Kerry County Council. Kerry businesses have been registering their details with the new online directory for over three weeks to provide information about their on-premises and online arrangements for customers as businesses begin to reopen under the Roadmap for Reopening Society and […]

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Siamsa Tíre Asks For Public’s Help In Saving The Arts

Siamsa Tíre Asks For Public’s Help In Saving The Arts

June 8, 2020 at 2:37 pm Comments are Disabled

SIAMSA Tíre is asking members of the public for their support in a campaign to help the arts. Theatres and Arts Centres across the country have come together to show support for the National Arts Recovery Plan published last week by the NCFA and Siamsa Tíre is  standing together with […]

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Norma Foley.

Foley Wants Assurances Teacher Numbers Won’t Be Cut In County’s Schools

June 8, 2020 at 11:07 am Comments are Disabled

KERRY Fianna Fáil TD Norma Foley has raised concerns about teacher allocations for the 2020/21 school year, given the current COVID-19 pandemic. She’s calling for assurances that schools will be able to retain their current teacher numbers for the year ahead. “I have been contacted by many schools across the […]

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Kerry Pride Plans Online Festival For Next Month

Kerry Pride Plans Online Festival For Next Month

June 8, 2020 at 10:54 am Comments are Disabled

KERRY Pride is excited to announce Pride Inside, an online Pride festival happening from July 11-19. Pride Inside is a collaboration between Kerry Pride, Killarney Pride, Black Pride Ireland, Galway Pride, Limerick Pride, and Mayo Pride. The events happening online throughout the week of the festival will include panel discussions, […]

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No Increase In Confirmed Cases Of Coronavirus In Kerry For Past 19 Days

No Increase In Confirmed Cases Of Coronavirus In Kerry For Past 19 Days

June 7, 2020 at 6:53 pm Comments are Disabled

THERE was no increase again in the number of confirmed cases of the Coronavirus in Kerry reported this evening, with the total so far in the county still at 308. The number of cases in Kerry has not increased since Tuesday, May 19. The number of people who have tested […]

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PHOTOS: Tralee On Social Media This Week

PHOTOS: Tralee On Social Media This Week

June 7, 2020 at 12:33 pm Comments are Disabled

Every week we compile photos of Tralee and beyond posted on Twitter and Instagram.  If you’d like a photo to feature, just tag #Tralee and we’ll see it… Doing great work… Well done to the team at the Covid-19 test centre in Tralee who worked together to create this amazing […]

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Roger Harty: Where Is The Love?

Roger Harty: Where Is The Love?

June 7, 2020 at 11:54 am 5 comments

I HAVE always said to get the solutions to the deeper elements of life it is far far easier and better to ask the right question than spending an eternity looking for answers. In America, with all that is going on right now, I ask the simple open question ‘Where […]

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Kerry Now 18 Days Without A New Confirmed Case Of Coronavirus

Kerry Now 18 Days Without A New Confirmed Case Of Coronavirus

June 6, 2020 at 6:04 pm Comments are Disabled

THERE was no increase again in the number of confirmed cases of the Coronavirus in Kerry reported this evening, with the total so far in the county still at 308. The number of cases in Kerry has not increased since Tuesday, May 19. The number of people who have tested […]

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Finnegan On Films: The Best Movies From 2017 Available On Netflix

Finnegan On Films: The Best Movies From 2017 Available On Netflix

June 6, 2020 at 12:51 pm Comments are Disabled

James Finnegan delves far back into the archives, well 2017 anyway, to seek out the best movies from that year available on Netflix… Back to the usual Netflix selection recommendations this week with films that all came out in 2017. It now seems like a lifetime ago, but these movies […]

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Council To Begin Work In Town This Weekend To Prepare For Retail Reopening

Council To Begin Work In Town This Weekend To Prepare For Retail Reopening

June 6, 2020 at 12:33 pm Comments are Disabled

FOLLOWING the announcement by An Taoiseach on Friday of an accelerated easing of restrictions, Kerry County Council’s Senior Management Team met to consider the changes and implement updates to the Council’s own roadmap for reopening of services. The Council’s original plans had been developed in line with the Government’s Five-Phase […]

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Tralee Shoppers Wants Cleanliness And Good Customer Service As Retail Reopens

June 6, 2020 at 12:18 pm 1 comment

TRALEE shoppers are looking for cleanliness/adhering to Covid Restrictions, good customer service and quality/range of products as the most important factors influencing where they spend their money as the shops reopen. In time for the reopening of retail stores this coming Monday, Tralee Chamber Alliance have issued the second set […]

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No Change To Numbers Of Confirmed COVID-19 Cases In Kerry

No Change To Numbers Of Confirmed COVID-19 Cases In Kerry

June 5, 2020 at 6:53 pm Comments are Disabled

THERE was no increase again in the number of confirmed cases of the Coronavirus in Kerry reported this evening, with the total so far in the county still at 308. The number of cases in Kerry has not increased since Tuesday, May 19. The number of people who have tested […]

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Gavin James

Gavin James To Perform ‘Drive-In’ Concert At INEC This August

June 5, 2020 at 5:03 pm Comments are Disabled

Having recently headlined the Gleneagle INEC Arena on New Year’s Eve, Gavin James has just announced that he will return to Killarney on August 8 to perform the first in a series of Gleneagle INEC Arena – Inside Out drive in concerts. The Gleneagle INEC Arena – Inside Out concert […]

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Government Announces Acceleration Of The Phases For Reopening Country

Government Announces Acceleration Of The Phases For Reopening Country

June 5, 2020 at 2:46 pm 1 comment

THE Government has accelerated the roadmap for the reopening of the country as they confirmed Phase 2 begins on Monday. There will now be four Phases rather than five, with Phase 3 on June 29 and Phase 4 on July 20. From Monday, people can travel freely within their own […]

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Stefan Okunbor with his man of the match award in the Munster U20 final back in 2018. Photo by Dermot Crean

Na Gaeil And Former Kerry Star Writes About His Experience Of Racism

June 5, 2020 at 2:06 pm 2 comments

FORMER Kerry minor and Under 20 star, Stefan Okunbor, has been telling of his experience of racism on and off the pitch while growing up in Kerry. The Na Gaeil clubman is currently with AFL side, Geelong Cats, where he is recovering from a serious achilles injury sustained back in […]

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People To Be Allowed Travel Around Their Own County From Monday

People To Be Allowed Travel Around Their Own County From Monday

June 5, 2020 at 12:23 pm Comments are Disabled

THE Government is set to announce that people will allowed travel anywhere inside their own county, rather than just be limited to 20 kilometres from their home, from this Monday. In a change to the original plan, RTE are reporting that the Government will ease more restrictions than the measures which had […]

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Public Toilets To Reopen In Tralee From Monday

Public Toilets To Reopen In Tralee From Monday

June 5, 2020 at 12:10 pm Comments are Disabled

PUBLIC toilets in Tralee will reopen from next Monday, June 8 while lifeguards are set to return to local beaches in Banna and Fenit in the coming weeks. Kerry County Council will begin phased reopening of public conveniences, commencing initially in the towns of Tralee; Killarney, Listowel, Castleisland, Dingle, Kenmare, Killarney, […]

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Part of the plans for changes as businesses reopen.

Council Plans To Implement ‘Safe Streets’ Programme As Businesses Reopen

June 5, 2020 at 11:53 am Comments are Disabled

KERRY County Council has published on its website the ‘Safe Streets’ Programme for towns and villages in Kerry as shops, businesses and services in town centres begin to reopen in the coming weeks. This plan is due to be implemented in consultation with businesses after observations can be made to Ms. […]

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No New Confirmed COVID-19 Case In Kerry For 16 Days

No New Confirmed COVID-19 Case In Kerry For 16 Days

June 4, 2020 at 6:20 pm Comments are Disabled

THERE was no increase again in the number of confirmed cases of the Coronavirus in Kerry reported this evening, with the total so far in the county still at 308. The number of cases in Kerry has not increased since Tuesday, May 19. The number of people who have tested […]

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Oxfam Tralee Hopes People Take On ‘Joey Challenge’

Oxfam Tralee Hopes People Take On ‘Joey Challenge’

June 4, 2020 at 4:39 pm Comments are Disabled

OXFAM Tralee is asking people to take part in a fun challenge to declutter and save their donations for when their local Oxfam shop reopens on June 8th. The #JoeyChallenge4Oxfam encourages people to showcase their unwanted items by re-creating the infamous scene from popular television when Joey Tribbiani puts on […]

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All Civic Amenity Sites To Fully Reopen From Monday

All Civic Amenity Sites To Fully Reopen From Monday

June 4, 2020 at 3:55 pm Comments are Disabled

Kerry County Council has advised that from next Monday, June 8th, all Civic Amenity sites around the county will fully reopen for business. The Civic Amenity sites in Kerry had reopened on a phased basis since Monday, May 18th, but were only accepting domestic black bag waste and recycling at […]

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85% Of Tralee Taxi Drivers Ceased Work In March Due To COVID-19 Crisis

85% Of Tralee Taxi Drivers Ceased Work In March Due To COVID-19 Crisis

June 4, 2020 at 2:01 pm 1 comment

THE Tralee Taxi Association has proposed that a series of measures be introduced to help them through the COVID-19 pandemic crisis which they say is likely to see their business reduced by around 80% in 2020. In their submission to the Taxi Advisory Council, who are currently formulating a set […]

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Still No Increase In Kerry’s Confirmed Cases Of Coronavirus

Still No Increase In Kerry’s Confirmed Cases Of Coronavirus

June 3, 2020 at 6:20 pm Comments are Disabled

THERE was no increase again in the number of confirmed cases of the Coronavirus in Kerry reported this evening, with the total so far in the county still at 308. The number of cases in Kerry has not increased since Tuesday, May 19. The number of people who have tested […]

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The Day A Tralee Man Won The Epsom Derby

The Day A Tralee Man Won The Epsom Derby

June 3, 2020 at 2:34 pm Comments are Disabled

WHILE local sports junkies have been getting their fix by gorging on past events on YouTube, sports channels and social media over the past few months, here’s something that might have eluded them in their research. A reader got in touch to tell us that around this time 110 years […]

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14 Days Without A New Confirmed Case Of COVID-19 In Kerry

14 Days Without A New Confirmed Case Of COVID-19 In Kerry

June 2, 2020 at 6:19 pm 1 comment

THERE was no increase again in the number of confirmed cases of the Coronavirus in Kerry reported this evening, with the total so far in the county still at 308. The number of cases in Kerry has not increased since two weeks ago, Tuesday, May 19. As of Monday night […]

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Norma Foley.

Kerry Bus/Coach Operators Need Help To Survive Crisis Says Foley

June 2, 2020 at 2:10 pm Comments are Disabled

KERRY Fianna Fáil TD, Norma Foley, says no measure should be off the table when it comes to grant aid to restart our economy. She was responding to queries from bus and coach companies concerned about their futures following the impact of COVID-19 on their business. Deputy Foley explained; “In recent […]

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100% Increase In Use Of ‘See Something, Say Something’ Service Since COVID-19 Restrictions Introduced

100% Increase In Use Of ‘See Something, Say Something’ Service Since COVID-19 Restrictions Introduced

June 2, 2020 at 10:24 am Comments are Disabled

NoteCloud, the company behind the ‘See Something Say Something’ technology, have reported a 100% increase in the number of the reports sent to Gardai in Tralee since the COVID-19 Restrictions were introduced over two months ago. The technology enables the public to anonymously report incidents of anti-social behaviour using SMS. […]

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