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Susan, Judy and Aideen Griffin at the Tralee Rugby Club Table Quiz at The Ashe Hotel on Friday night. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Massive Turnout For Tralee Rugby Club’s Fundraising Table Quiz

February 2, 2019 at 11:38 am Comments are Disabled

WHICH colour on the Indian flag is sacred to Hindus? In which country is the ancient city of Petra? Who is Sir Thomas John Woodward better known as? Well those were some of the questions posed at Tralee Rugby Club’s fundraising table quiz at The Ashe Hotel on Friday night. A fantastic turnout […]

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Aoibhe Healy with grandparents Helen and Dan Healy at the Gaelscoil Mhic Easmainn Grandparents Day on Friday. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Gaelscoil Mhic Easmainn Welcomes The Older Generation For Grandparents Day

February 2, 2019 at 11:11 am Comments are Disabled

THERE was great fun at Gaelscoil Mhic Easmainn on Friday as the older generation came to the school for grandparents day. It was a chance for the children and indeed the school to show their appreciation for grans and granddads on a day which proves immensely popular every year. “There’s […]

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Natalie Mason (centre) with Angel Hussey and Nicole Sheffy of Kerry ETB Hairdressing courseafter after getting her hair dyed purple in aid of the Irish Cancer Society.

Natalie Goes Purple For Cancer Charity

February 2, 2019 at 10:53 am Comments are Disabled

A STUDENT in St Ita’s and St Joseph’s showed her generosity this week by getting her hair dyed purple for charity. Nineteen year old Natalie Mason is in her final year of her Leaving Cert Applied course in the school and came up with the idea to raise funds for […]

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At the presentation of the cheque to Cuan Mhuire were, front from left; Principal of Presentation Secondary School Mary Kennelly, Shannon Browne, Sr Bríd of Cuan Mhuire, Ciara O'Mahony and Vice-Principal Chrissie Kelly. Back  from left; Erica Lucid, teachers Sheila O'Connell, Norma Foley and Yvonne Rice and Lisa Curran. Photo by Dermot Crean

Presentation Students Present Cheques To Two Charities

February 2, 2019 at 10:50 am Comments are Disabled

TWO cheques were presented by Presentation Secondary Tralee students this week to Cuan Mhuire and the Irish Cancer Society. Transition Year Students  from Presentation Secondary School Tralee presented a cheque for €1000 to former Principal Sr Brid Clifford in aid of Cuan Mhuire, which is Ireland’s largest voluntary provider of Rehabilitation […]

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Here’s The Kerry Ladies Team To Face Clare On Sunday

Here’s The Kerry Ladies Team To Face Clare On Sunday

February 2, 2019 at 10:16 am Comments are Disabled

THE Kerry Ladies team to face Clare in Round 1 of the Lidl Ladies National Football League Division 2 Round 1 fixture has been announced. The venue is Doonbeg, Co. Clare and the game throws in at 2pm. The team is as follows; 1. Sinead Warren, Rathmore 2. Eilis Lynch, Castleisland Desmonds 3. Aislinn Desmond, Rathmore […]

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Know Your Rights: Applying To College After February 1

February 2, 2019 at 10:15 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: The closing date for applying to college was February 1. Can I still apply? Answer: You apply for almost all full-time undergraduate courses through the Central Applications Office (CAO). This […]

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Christian Bale as Dick Cheney in 'Vice'.

McCann At The Movies: McKay Pulls No Punches In ‘Vice’

February 2, 2019 at 10:15 am Comments are Disabled

John McCann says there are terrific actors on top form in Adam McKay’s ‘Vice’… Director Adam McKay rested his comedic chops in 2015, and changed artistic direction with his critically acclaimed feature ‘The Big Short’, which saw the director explain the financial crash of 2008 in his own unique way […]

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A battle for the ball in midfield. Photo by Dermot Crean

Here’s The Kerry Team To Face Westmeath

February 1, 2019 at 8:33 pm Comments are Disabled

AFTER a great start to Kerry’s league season last Saturday when the hurlers beat Antrim above in Belfast, it’s back to Austin Stack Park on Sunday to face visitors Westmeath in the Allianz Hurling League Division 2A at 2pm. The team is as follows; 1. Martin Stackpoole capt (Lixnaw) 2. John Buckley […]

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Diarmuid O'Connor is in midfield for the clash with Louth.

Kerry Team To Face Cavan On Sunday Named

February 1, 2019 at 8:19 pm Comments are Disabled

AFTER last week’s impressive show against Tyrone in Killarney, it’s a trip north for the Kerry senior football team for Sunday’s clash against Cavan in the Allianz Football League Division 1. Peter Keane made a few changes from the team last Friday night for the Tyrone game so don’t be […]

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Minister Brendan Griffin.

Funding Announced For Roads In And Around Tralee

February 1, 2019 at 4:38 pm Comments are Disabled

FUNDING of over €1.5m has been announced for two road projects near Tralee. It comes as the Minister of State at the Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport, Brendan Griffin, announced funding of over €22m from the Department to go towards works on Kerry’s Regional and Local roads in 2019. Included […]

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Tralee, Ballybunion And Waterville Included In Top 100 Golf Courses In World List

Tralee, Ballybunion And Waterville Included In Top 100 Golf Courses In World List

February 1, 2019 at 4:04 pm Comments are Disabled

TRALEE and two other Kerry golf courses have been included in a Top 100 Golf Courses In The World list. Online golf reservation service, Golfscape, collaborated with renowned industry leaders to rank the ‘World’s Top 100 Golf Courses’. Tralee came in 69th position, Waterville in 29th and Ballybunion Old Course in 17th. St […]

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The Dale Road.

Funding Announced For Stretch Of Road Between Tralee And Ballybunion

February 1, 2019 at 3:21 pm Comments are Disabled

FUNDING of €300,000 from the Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport is to go towards works to prepare the R556 Dale Road for full reconstruction. Kerry Fine Gael TD and Minister of State at the Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport, Brendan Griffin welcomed the funding which is part of an […]

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Number Of Patients Waiting On Trolleys In UHK Down In January On Same Month Last Year

Number Of Patients Waiting On Trolleys In UHK Down In January On Same Month Last Year

February 1, 2019 at 12:11 pm Comments are Disabled

THE number of patients waiting on trolleys in the Emergency Department and wards at University Hospital Kerry decreased in January on the same month in 2018, according to the latest figures from the Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation (INMO). There were 297 patients waiting on trolleys last month, compared to […]

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Tina Walsh, Tina Curtin and Loretta O'Sullivan at the final night of the 31 Day Challenge at Baile Mhuire Day Care Centre on Thursday night. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: 31 Day Challenge Raises Around €8,200 For Charities

February 1, 2019 at 8:48 am Comments are Disabled

IT’S been a long month, but a worthwhile one for those who took part in the 31 Day Challenge  to promote positive mental health in 2019. The challenge was for people to go for a walk or run 5k everyday over the month and to donate €1 for every day […]

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Early Call For Participants For Fenit Coastal Cycle

Early Call For Participants For Fenit Coastal Cycle

January 31, 2019 at 2:33 pm Comments are Disabled

CYCLISTS are asked to take note that the seventh annual Fenit Coastal Cycle takes place on Saturday, March 23. The cycling event is a fundraiser for St. Brendan’s National School, Fenit, while the Kerry Hospice Foundation will receive a monetary donation from the event. There are two routes 25km and […]

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Michelle Greaney (left) of Optimal Fitness looking forward to the 5k/10k Road Race on New Year's Eve. Photo by Dermot Crean

Hospice To Benefit From Michelle’s Upcoming Running Event

January 31, 2019 at 1:25 pm Comments are Disabled

AFTER another successful New Year’s Eve 5k/10k race, Michelle Greaney of Optimal Fitness is once again planning the Tralee 10 Miler and 5k Road Race for Saturday, February 16 at 10am from The Rose Hotel. As with New Year’s Eve, the chosen charity is the Kerry Hospice Foundation. Last year’s […]

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Jennifer O'Sullivan Coffey, Sheila Cronin and Susanna Kiely of NEWKD at the Progressive Pathways Fair on Wednesday. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Huge Attendance At Progressive Pathways Fair In The Rose Hotel

January 31, 2019 at 12:32 pm Comments are Disabled

THE Progressive Pathways Fair drew a huge attendance to The Rose Hotel on Wednesday offering a chance for people aged 16 or over with health issues, illness, disability or other support needs a chance to find out more about their employment options. Hundreds passed through the doors throughout the day […]

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Ken Tobin, Tralee Chamber Alliance and HQ Tralee, Mayor of Tralee Cllr Graham Spring and Aine McCleary, Director, Direct Channels, Bank of Ireland at the launch of Workbench at Bank of Ireland on Monday.

Bank Of Ireland Launches New ‘Workbench’ Facility At Tralee Branch

January 31, 2019 at 11:46 am Comments are Disabled

THERE was a large turnout for the official launch of a new facility at Bank of Ireland on Castle Street on Monday evening. ‘Workbench’ is a hot-desking, meeting space and event centre open to all. It is a unique concept which connects entrepreneurs, the branch, and the community by offering […]

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Tralee-Based Company Secures €2m Investment

Tralee-Based Company Secures €2m Investment

January 31, 2019 at 10:54 am Comments are Disabled

TRALEE-BASED company Wazp has raised €2m in funding as it bids to become the world’s largest supplier of 3D-printed consumer products. Wazp was established by Shane Hassett and Mariana Kobal in 2014 with the goal of making 3D printing accessible to everyone. They have since helped develop Ikea’s first mass-produced 3D-printed product. Other customers […]

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IT Tralee Bows Out Of Sigerson Cup

IT Tralee Bows Out Of Sigerson Cup

January 30, 2019 at 5:45 pm Comments are Disabled

THE IT Tralee footballers made the long trip to Belfast but came away empty-handed this afternoon, when they were knocked out of the Sigerson Cup. The opposition was St Mary’s University College who beat Tralee by 1-15 to 1-10. An early goal for the visitors was soon cancelled out by […]

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Courses At Education Centre Aimed At Parents Of Second Level Students

Courses At Education Centre Aimed At Parents Of Second Level Students

January 30, 2019 at 5:24 pm Comments are Disabled

TWO courses aimed at parents of second level students are taking place this Saturday at the Education Centre in Dromtacker. Both courses will be presented by Fidelma Eames Healy. ‘Effective Study Techniques for Best Results: Supporting Your Child Student’ will take place from 1oam to 12 noon. It’s aimed at […]

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Denise Hanbidge of Dee's Delightful Bakes.

Dee’s Delight At Winning Manor West’s Food and Craft Fair Awards 2018

January 30, 2019 at 4:42 pm Comments are Disabled

DEE’S Delightful Bakes, a personalised cake and cupcake company based in Tralee has been crowned the winner of Manor West Shopping Centre and Retail Park’s Food and Craft Fair Awards 2018 in association with Kerry LEO, celebrating Kerry’s finest food producers and craftspeople. Owned and run by Denise Hanbidge, Dee’s […]

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Nurses on the picket line outside UHK on Wednesday. Photo by Dermot Crean

Nurses On Picket Line At UHK Receive Great Support From Public

January 30, 2019 at 3:51 pm 1 comment

CARS honking their horns and shouts of support from vehicles soundtracked the day for INMO members on the picket line outside University Hospital Kerry. The nurses were taking part in the nationwide strike today for better pay and conditions and began their picket at around 8am this morning. It was […]

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President of IT Tralee, Oliver Murphy, CEO of Cara Niamh Daffy, Minister Brendan Griffin and launching the Cara three-year strategy at the new IT Tralee Kerry Sports Academy last Friday. Photo by Domnick Walsh

Minister Launches Cara’s Three Year Strategy At New Sports Academy

January 30, 2019 at 2:12 pm Comments are Disabled

MINISTER of State for Tourism and Sport, Brendan Griffin TD, officially launched Cara’s new three-year strategy at the organisation’s new offices at state-of-the-art Kerry Sports Academy at the Institute of Technology, Tralee. Cara is a leading pan-disability sport organisation providing a collaborative and partnership platform to increase sport and physical […]

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Looking forward to the St Pats GAA Club 'Celebrating Our Past, Building Our Future' event in the Rose Hotel on February 16 were Andrea O'Donoghue, Marie Fitzgibbon, Kieran O'Shea and Jimmy Mulligan. Photo by Dermot Crean

St Pats Looks Forward To Celebrating Its Past And Building For Future

January 30, 2019 at 11:43 am Comments are Disabled

IT’LL be a night of reminiscing in a couple of weeks as St Pat’s GAA Club will celebrate a great period of success at a function in The Rose Hotel. Taking place on Saturday, February 16, the club will look back on the period of 1989 – 1995 when they won […]

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Former Manchester United player Gary Pallister (centre) presenting a signed jersey to theTralee branch of the Manchester United Supporters Club at Old Trafford earlier this month. Included are Cariosa Switzer, Tim Slattery, Brian Switzer, Johnny Switzer (Supporters Club Secretary), Francis Boyle (Supporters Club Chairperson), Christie Counihan, Mark O'Donoghue, Colm O'Carroll.

Tralee Man Utd Supporters Club Receives Presentation At Old Trafford

January 30, 2019 at 10:29 am Comments are Disabled

THINGS haven’t been going too well for Manchester United over the past five years…relatively speaking. But with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer at the helm, the legendary club is playing the type of football that won them so many major trophies in the 90s and right up to 2013 when they last […]

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Yvonne Savage.

Tralee Salon Nominated In Image Business Of Beauty Awards 2019

January 29, 2019 at 3:45 pm Comments are Disabled

EXPOSE Beauty Lounge and Hair Studio will be flying the flag for Tralee in the Image Magazine Business Of Beauty Awards 2019. The salon in Mounthawk has been nominated in the ‘Best Beauty Salon’ category while their Hair Manager, Yvonne Savage is on the shortlist for ‘Best Bloody Brilliant Blow-Dry’. There […]

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Mike Lynch, Jimmy Adams and Sorcha Uí Shuilleabháin rehearsing for 'One Ordination And A Donation'. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: More Hilarious Comedy-Drama Fun On Way At Na Gaeil Clubhouse

January 29, 2019 at 3:21 pm Comments are Disabled

AFTER two hit comedy dramas in the past couple of years, the trilogy will be complete later this month when ‘One Ordination and a Donation’ will be performed at Na Gaeil GAA clubhouse. The play will be stage on Wednesday, February 27, Thursday, February 28 and Saturday, March 2, and […]

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Sean O'Shea advances. Photo by Dermot Crean

Sean O’Shea Named GAA.ie Footballer Of The Week

January 29, 2019 at 1:50 pm Comments are Disabled

THE league kicked off on Sunday and Kerry secured a deserved win against Tyrone at Fitzgerald Stadium. While there were many good performances, the people at GAA.ie thought Sean O’Shea from Kenmare was the best of them and he was one of three nominees for their Football Player Of The […]

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Recovery Haven To Host Prostate Support Programme

Recovery Haven To Host Prostate Support Programme

January 29, 2019 at 1:29 pm Comments are Disabled

PLACES are still available for Recovery Haven Kerry’s new 6-week Prostate Support programme which commences this Wednesday, January 30th from 7-9pm. Run in conjunction with The Irish Cancer Society, this programme aims to enhance the physical and psychosocial well-being and quality of life for prostate cancer survivors by identifying and […]

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