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WATCH: Short Film Promoting Tralee At Night Shows What Town Has To Offer

WATCH: Short Film Promoting Tralee At Night Shows What Town Has To Offer

November 16, 2017 at 11:38 am 0 comments

TRALEE will receive its Purple Flag at a ceremony in Norwich tonight after a supreme effort by all involved during the summer. It was announced in late September that Tralee would be awarded The Purple Flag which confirms the commitment to ensuring that Kerry’s capital town has a safe, vibrant […]

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The Bank of Ireland Enterprise Town judges are shown around Tralee during the judging last month

‘Award Recognises Wonderful Spirit In Tralee’ Says Mayor

November 16, 2017 at 11:10 am 0 comments

THE Mayor of Tralee, Cllr Norma Foley has warmly welcomed the announcement that Tralee is the national winner of the Bank of Ireland Enterprise Town Awards for 2017. Mayor Foley was among those present at the announcement in Tullamore last night. Tralee won the top award after earlier taking the […]

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Tralee Educate Together NS & Artist Martin Scharer were awarded Artist in Schools Bursary 2017 with Moira Murrell, Chief Executive of Kerry County Council, Cllr Michael O’Shea (former Cathaoirleach of Kerry County Council)& Kate Kennelly, Arts Officer. Photo By : Domnick Walsh ©  Eye Focus LTD ©

Council Announces Arts Awards And Bursary Funding For 2018 

November 13, 2017 at 11:48 am 0 comments

THE annual call for applications to Kerry County Council for arts grants and bursaries is currently underway. The application process is managed by The Arts Office of Kerry County Council and co-ordinated by Arts Officer, Kate Kennelly. “We welcome applications across all our funding streams and see the awarding of […]

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Iarrthóirí rathúla anuas ar ionadaithe ó Údarás na Gaeltachta, ó Lárionad na Gaeilge (Ollscoil Mhá Nuad), agus Comhairle Chontae Chiarraí/successful candidates as well as representatives from Údarás na Gaeltachta, from the Centre for Irish Language (Maynooth University), and Kerry County Council.

University Presents Award To Irish Language Officer At Kerry County Council

November 10, 2017 at 9:50 am Comments are Disabled

DURING Oireachtas na Samhna 2017 in Killarney, Maynooth University presented Teastas Eorpach na Gaeilge Irish Language (TEG) certificates to successful candidates from Co. Kerry who recently undertook oral exams. At the same event, a newly established award, Gradam TEG, was presented to Kerry County Council’s Irish Language Office in recognition of the exceptional work that […]

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Pictured at the launch of the Cultural Archive Award at Kerry County Library in Tralee on Monday were County Librarian Tommy O’Connor and the Cathaoirleach of Kerry County Council, Cllr John Sheahan

New Cultural Archive Award Launched By County Council

October 24, 2017 at 10:46 am Comments are Disabled

KERRY County Council has launched the Cultural Archive Award where a grant for a one-off project will be made. Creative Ireland is a culture based programme designed to promote individual, community and national wellbeing. Details are available at www.creativeireland.ie and https://creative.ireland.ie/en/local-plans/kerry . Within this programme, Kerry County Council invites applications for a Cultural Archive […]

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Council Chief Thanks Staff, Emergency Services And Public For Co-operation During Storm

Council Chief Thanks Staff, Emergency Services And Public For Co-operation During Storm

October 17, 2017 at 12:54 pm Comments are Disabled

THE Chief Executive of Kerry County Council has thanked members of the public in the county for their support and co-operation during Storm Ophelia on Monday. The Council is continuing to assess the damage caused by the storm and has already cleared many roads of fallen trees, branches and other […]

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Projects In Kerry Towns And Villages Receive Over €868k In Funding

Projects In Kerry Towns And Villages Receive Over €868k In Funding

October 4, 2017 at 1:35 pm Comments are Disabled

  ARDFERT will get €100,000 towards public toilets and parking facilities as part of funding allocated to Kerry County Council under the Town and Village Renewal Scheme announced today. A number of towns and villages are set to benefit from over €868,000 in funding announced by the Department of Rural and Community […]

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Siobhan King, Fáilte Ireland, Kieran Ruttledge, Tralee Chamber Alliance, Lisa Geaney, Crag Caves, delegates at the national tourism conference in Listowel today, Wednesday, hosted by Kerry County Council. The conference, with the theme of ‘Working as One on the Wild Atlantic Way – Building Sustainable Communities’.Photo:Valerie O’Sullivan/FREE PICS***

PHOTOS: Tourism Experts Address Major Conference In Listowel

September 6, 2017 at 3:24 pm 1 comment

KERRY County Council hosted a major national tourism conference in Listowel today, Wednesday with a focus on growing and enhancing the Wild Atlantic Way. The event at the Listowel Arms Hotel heard from a wide range of tourism experts and aims to strengthen the links and networks which have been […]

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A site we got used tolast year in the summer months. Photo by Dermot Crean.

Ferris’ Disgust Over Council’s Refusal To Erect Banna Beach Attraction Sign

September 5, 2017 at 2:55 pm 1 comment

A SINN Fein councillor has reacted with dismay at Kerry County Council’s refusal to erect a sign coming into Kerry promoting the fact that Banna Beach was voted No.1 Beach in Ireland by TripAdvisor for 2017. Cllr Toireasa Ferris described the decision as “an absolute disgrace” at the Tralee Municipal […]

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Funding Of €11.6m Approved For 56 Social Housing Units At Lohercannon

Funding Of €11.6m Approved For 56 Social Housing Units At Lohercannon

September 4, 2017 at 2:17 pm 1 comment

A DEVELOPMENT of 56 new social housing units is to be built in Lohercannon after the Taoiseach approved funding of €11.6m for the project. Leo Varadkar announced the funding on his visit to Tralee on Friday when he was in town at a Fine Gael party function to honour former […]

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Taste Kerry And Banna Beach Events Nominated For National Awards

September 4, 2017 at 1:25 pm Comments are Disabled

FOUR Kerry projects have been shortlisted for the 2017 Excellence in Local Government Awards including a Taste Kerry event and an arts project performed at Banna beach. The annual awards organised by Chambers Ireland in conjunction with the Department of Housing, Planning and Local Government. The awards acknowledge the significant […]

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Teresa O’Sullivan, left, and her sister Hanna O’Sullivan and Mum Kathleen O’sullivan, from Portmagee, on Ballinskelligs Beach, Co.Kerry, testing the specially adapted beach Hippocampe wheelchair, designed to make it easier for beach users with a disability or mobility restrictions to access and enjoy. A Kerry County Council initiative, the Hippocampe wheelchair is also available at Inch Beach, with a third on the way at Ballyheighue Beach. From left, Moira Murrell, Chief Executive Kerry County Council, Aine O’Sullivan, Disability Federation Ireland, Dessie Cronin, Ballinskelligs Community Development, James Flavin, Life Guard, Cathaoirleach Kerry Councy Council, Cllr John Sheahan, Sean Scally, Enable Ireland, Sheila O’Connell, John Breen, Director of Services, Kerry County Council, Barbara O’Shea, Café Cois Trá, (Hippocampe can be accessed), Liz Scanlon.Photo:Valerie O’Sullivan/FREE PIC****

Beach Wheelchairs Now Available At Two Kerry Beaches

July 17, 2017 at 8:14 pm Comments are Disabled

Kerry Council Council has made specially adapted beach wheelchairs available for wheelchair users and people with disabilities at two Kerry beaches this summer. The Hippocampe wheelchairs are designed to make it easier for beach users with a disability or mobility restrictions to access and enjoy local beaches. With the support […]

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Energy Saving Target Of 33% By 2020 Set For County Buildings

Energy Saving Target Of 33% By 2020 Set For County Buildings

May 25, 2017 at 12:02 pm Comments are Disabled

  A NEW nationwide programme aimed at reducing energy consumption in public buildings across Ireland is being rolled out at Kerry County Council’s headquarters at County Buildings in Tralee. The Optimising Power at Work (OP@W) Programme which is run by the Office of Public Worksaims to change staff behaviour in relation […]

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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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Kerry County Council has appointed Parkway Contracts Ltd to construct four new housing units in Tralee. The houses are being provided under the government’s Rebuilding Ireland programme at a cost of just over €700,000. The units, which will be constructed at Bill Kinnerk Road, Oakpark, will include two three-bedroom semi-detached houses and two four-bedroom semi-detached units.The contract for the project was signed at County Buildings in Tralee in the presence of the Cathaoirleach of Kerry County Council, Cllr Michael O’Shea, Edward Dowling, Parkway Contracts Ltd and the Chief Executive of Kerry County Council, Moira Murrell. Back row from left, Rosemary Cronin, Kerry County Council Solicitor, MIke Scannell, Tralee Municipal District Manager, Martin O’Donoghue, Director of Housing & Corporate Affairs, Kerry County Council, Isa Siali, Senior Architect Kerry County Council, Richard Walsh of Richard Walsh & Associates, Donal O Carroll, Design Engineer MRG Consulting Engineers Ltd, Tom Sheehy, Senior Engineer, Capital Infrastructure Unit, Kerry County Council, Joanne Horgan, Capital Infrastructure Unit, Kerry County Council.Photo:Valerie O’Sullivan.FREE PIC***

Contract Signed To Build Four Local Authority Houses In Oakpark

May 5, 2017 at 2:02 pm 4 comments

  KERRY County Council has appointed Parkway Contracts Ltd to construct four new housing units in Tralee. The houses are being provided under the government’s Rebuilding Ireland programme at a cost of just over €700,000. The units, which will be constructed at Bill Kinnerk Road, Oakpark, will include two three-bedroom semi-detached […]

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Mall To Close To Traffic After May Bank Holiday Weekend

Mall To Close To Traffic After May Bank Holiday Weekend

April 24, 2017 at 3:38 pm 2 comments

THE Mall will close to traffic from mid-morning on Tuesday, May 2, according to Kerry County Council, but Denny Street won’t be a two-way until May 22. The closure of the Mall to traffic — which was originally scheduled to happen today, April 24 — is to allow for the construction of a […]

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Council Management Meets With Minister On Kerry Projects

Council Management Meets With Minister On Kerry Projects

April 20, 2017 at 9:55 am Comments are Disabled

THE Cathaoirleach of Kerry County Council, Cllr Michael O’Shea, Chief Executive, Moira Murrell and Deputy Chief Executive, Charlie O’Sullivan met with the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport, Shane Ross during his visit to Kerry on Wednesday evening. The representatives from Kerry County Council welcomed the meeting with Minister Ross, which […]

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Students at Coláiste Gleann Lí preparing for a music performance as part of Kerry Music Education Partnership’s pilot Take Note Vocal and Instrumental Tuition Initiative.

Hopes For New Music Education Initiatives For Young People Across Kerry

March 15, 2017 at 1:59 pm Comments are Disabled

KERRY Education and Training Board in partnership with Kerry County Council, the Institute of Technology, Tralee, Kerry Diocesan Youth Service, Ealain na Gaeltachta and local music educators and schools have announced their intention to apply to Music Generation for up to €600,000 in seed funding to develop new music education initiatives […]

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At a special evening in Allo’s Bar & Bistro in Listowel recently, North Kerry’s new Tourism Ambassadors were presented with Certificates by the Listowel Municipal District Deputy Cathaoirleach, Cllr Mike Kennelly, for completion of the very first Tourism Ambassador Programme in Kerry. Fiona Monaghan Failte Ireland,
David Griffin, Pods Ireland
Cllr Dianne Nolan
Eibhlís Hanrahan, Ballylongford Tidy Towns
Cara Trant, Seanchaí Kerry Writers Museum
Siobhan King Failte Ireland
Helen Mullane, Allo's Bar & Bistro
Abbey Murphy, Kerry County Council
Andy Smith, Kerry County Council
Fergus Dunne, I.T. Tralee
Jason Doherty, Ballybunion Prints
Cllr Mike Kennelly
Joan McCarthy, Kerry County Council
Valerie Pickett, Lartigue Monorail & Museum
Cllr Jerry Moloney
Dan Cooke, Ballybunion Tourist Office
Martina Madden, White Sands Hotel
Michelle Culloo, Kerry County Council
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At a special evening in Allo’s Bar & Bistro in Listowel recently, North Kerry’s new Tourism Ambassadors were presented with Certificates by the Listowel Municipal District Deputy Cathaoirleach, Cllr Mike Kennelly, for completion of the very first Tourism Ambassador Programme in Kerry. 
This initiative was developed by Kerry County Council’s Tourism Unit in association with the Institute of Technology in Tralee and the Destination Kerry Tourism Forum. 
The Programme invited participants from a broad range of tourism businesses and organisations to complete a course which covered an overview of tourism in North Kerry, the value and importance of tourism to the region and ensuring our visitors stay longer in the area and leave with memorable experiences.   
Lecturers from  IT Tralee’s Hotel, Culinary & Tourism Department delivered the two-night course with participants from the following businesses/organisations attending: Moriarty's Centra & Post Office in Ballyheigue, Ballybunion Golf Club, Lartigue Monorail & Museum, Pods Ireland in Asdee, Ballybunion Tourist Office, Ballybunion Health & Leisure Centre, The Seanchaí Kerry Writers Museum, Ballybunion Prints and Ballybunion Sand Art, Listowel Arms Hotel, Ballylongford Tidy Towns, Allo's Bar & Bistro and the White Sands Hotel in Ballyheigue.   
Failte Ireland were represented on the evening by Fiona Monaghan, Head of Wild Atlantic Way and Siobhan King, Client Services Officer for North Kerry and both spoke highly of the initiative.
Joan McCarthy, Head of Tourism Development, Kerry County Council spoke on the 'spirit of collaboration that is vital if we are to succeed in keeping our visitors in the area by slowing the visitor down and everyone taking responsibility for putting North Kerry on the visitor map' and confirmed that the Programme will be rolled out to other parts of the county.

New Tourism Ambassadors For North Kerry

March 13, 2017 at 10:24 am Comments are Disabled

THIRTEEN new Tourism Ambassadors for north Kerry have been presented with certificates by the Listowel Municipal District Leas-Cathaoirleach, Cllr Mike Kennelly, upon their completion of the very first Tourism Ambassador Programme in Kerry. The initiative was developed by Kerry County Council’s Tourism Unit in association with the Institute of Technology in […]

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Cllr Michael O’Shea with the Mayoral chain was elected Mayor of Kerry today at the AGM of Kerry County Council . Michael is from Miltown Co Kerry . 
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Council Cathaoirleach Off To New York And Boston For St Patrick’s Day Events

March 7, 2017 at 9:55 am Comments are Disabled

THE Cathaoirleach of Kerry County Council, Cllr Michael O’Shea will attend a number of engagements in New York and Boston next week as part of a St Patrick’s Day visit to the United States. Cllr O’Shea will attend a breakfast hosted by the Mayor of New York, Bill de Blasio […]

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Council Allocates €238,000 For Projects In Tralee Area

Council Allocates €238,000 For Projects In Tralee Area

March 6, 2017 at 1:26 pm Comments are Disabled

A TOTAL of €238,000 will be shared by community and voluntary organisations in the Tralee Municipal District to progress a number of initiatives and projects thanks to grants provided by Kerry County Council’s Community Support Fund. Seventy-three community projects in the Tralee Municipal District are to benefit in 2017. Some of […]

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Kerry County Council has signed a contract for the construction of four new houses at Baile an Gharraí, Lixnaw which are to be constructed under the national Rebuilding Ireland programme at a cost of just over €500,000. Front row from left, Leas-Cathaoirleach of the Listowel Municipal District, Cllr Mike Kennelly, Cathaoirleach of Kerry County Council, Cllr Michael O’Shea, Tim Scanlan Construction Ltd, Joan McCarthy, Manager, Lisowel Munipical District, Chief Executive of Kerry County Council, Moira Murrell, back row from left, Charlie O’Sullivan, Director of Operations, Kerry County Council, Christine Farrell, SEO Housing Kerry County Council, Martin O’Donoghue, DIrector of Housing & Corporate Affairs, Kerry County Council, Tom Sheehy, Senior Engineer, Kerry County Council, Isa Siali, Architect Kerry County Council, Lee Moriarty, Quantity Surveyor,Cllr.Jimmy Moloney, Listowel Munipical District,  Joanne Horgan, Kerry County Council, Capital Housing Infrastructure.Photo:Valerie O’Sullivan/NO REPRO FEE

Four New Council Houses To Be Built In Lixnaw This Year

February 27, 2017 at 11:04 am Comments are Disabled

KERRY County Council has signed a contract for the construction of four new houses at Baile an Gharraí, Lixnaw which are to be constructed under the national Rebuilding Ireland programme at a cost of just over €500,000. Kerry County Council has appointed Tim Scanlan Construction Ltd to construct the new units; the houses are two-storey, two-bedroom units […]

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Council Holds Civic Reception For Members Of The Defence Forces

Council Holds Civic Reception For Members Of The Defence Forces

February 21, 2017 at 10:20 am Comments are Disabled

KERRY County Council held a Civic Reception to honour members of the Defence Forces for their contribution to United Nations peacekeeping, on Monday. Members of the permanent Defence Forces and the reserve Defence Forces were welcomed in the council chambers for the occasion, by proposer of the Civic Reception, Councillor Jim […]

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Go On A Blind Date (With A Book!) At Tralee Library

Go On A Blind Date (With A Book!) At Tralee Library

February 6, 2017 at 3:52 pm Comments are Disabled

THE people at Tralee Library have come up with a novel way to get people to broaden their reading interests this month. Are you falling into a pattern of reading the same kinds of books and the same familiar authors over and over again? Cannot read anything but crime? What if […]

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Local Golfer To Be Honoured By Council Along With Kerry Teams

Local Golfer To Be Honoured By Council Along With Kerry Teams

January 27, 2017 at 10:21 am Comments are Disabled

A LOCAL golfer, who sank the putt which clinched the European Senior Ladies’ Team Championship back in September, is to be honoured at the Kerry County Council awards next week. Mary Sheehy from Oakpark is to receive an award from Tralee Municipal District for her achievements at the annual awards ceremony […]

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Ciste Turasóireachta Na Gaeilge

Ciste Turasóireachta Na Gaeilge

January 16, 2017 at 3:53 pm Comments are Disabled

Tá Oifig Gaeilge Chomhairle Contae Chiarraí ag glacadh anois le hiarrataisí ó ghrúpaí a eagraíonn imeachtaí a thugann deis do phobal Chiarraí, agus do chuairteoirí araon, an Ghaeilge a chlos, a fheiceáil agus a úsáid. Ag luí le Plean Forbartha Chiarraí 2015‐2021 agus le Straitéis Turasóireachta 2016-2022 tá Ciste Turasóireachta […]

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Council Urges People To Take Part In National Walk Day

Council Urges People To Take Part In National Walk Day

January 3, 2017 at 10:47 am Comments are Disabled

KERRY County Council is urging people to get walking this Saturday for the annual Operation Transformation National Walk Day. This is the seventh year of this national event where thousands of people throughout the country, including in Kerry, put on their walking shoes and take to the pathways of Ireland. Kerry walkers […]

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Ó chlé ag Bronnadh Teastas Eorpach na Gaeilge - Bunléibhéil, in Áras an Chontae bhí Moira Murrell, Príomh-Fheidhmeannach Chomhairle Contae Chiarraí; Chris Molloy; Barty Flynn; Mary Murphy; Noelle West; Bríd Bowler; an Clr. Mícheál Ó Glíosáin agus ar chúl Diarmuid Reilly; John Ahern; Aisling Barrett; Victoria McCarthy agus Roibeard Ó hEartáin, Oifigeach Forbartha Gaeilge.

PHOTOS: Kerry County Council Staff Receive Certificates In Irish

December 13, 2016 at 3:00 pm Comments are Disabled

BRONNADH 20 Teastas Eorpach na Gaeilge agus 11 Teastas i nDioplóma sa Ghaeilge ar fhoireann Chomhairle Contae Chiarraí Dé Máirt an 13ú Nollaig 2016. Tá Comhairle Contae Chiarraí tiomanta chun dheiseanna a chothú agus a fhorbairt do mhuintir Chiarraí chun a gcuid gnó a dhéanamh leo i gceachtar de dhá theanga oifigiúil […]

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Kerry Gets €745,000 In CLÁR Funding For Projects

Kerry Gets €745,000 In CLÁR Funding For Projects

December 1, 2016 at 5:30 pm Comments are Disabled

  THE Cathaoirleach of Kerry County Council has welcomed the announcement of €745,000 in funding for a number of projects across the county under the CLÁR programme. Cllr Michael O’Shea said the funding will allow Kerry County Council to carry out a range of enhancements in communities and at community facilities. […]

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Contract Signed For Work On N86 Tralee-Dingle Road Improvements

November 22, 2016 at 10:52 am Comments are Disabled

THE contract has been awarded for the construction of two new sections of the N86 road between Tralee and Dingle. The contract for the major improvement works between Lispole and Ballynasare and between Ballygarret and Camp has been awarded to Kerry-based Allman Contracts Ltd and Mid-Cork Tarmacadam Ltd operating as a […]

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