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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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Council Invites Applications For €750,000 Community Support Fund

Council Invites Applications For €750,000 Community Support Fund

November 21, 2016 at 11:29 am Comments are Disabled

KERRY County Council is inviting applications from community and voluntary organisations for a fund of €750,000 for local projects and initiatives. The 2017 Community Support Fund was launched on Monday by the Cathaoirleach and members of Kerry County Council. The Fund, which is now in its third year, has supported 700 projects […]

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Council Wins National ‘Service To Tourism’ Award

Council Wins National ‘Service To Tourism’ Award

November 15, 2016 at 11:25 am Comments are Disabled

KERRY County Council has been selected as outright winner of the Irish Public Sector Service to Tourism Award 2016 for its newly published Tourism Strategy. The ‘Excellence in Business’ Awards to Local Government, sponsored by the Irish Public Sector Magazine,  are awarded annually to companies and authorities who can demonstrate outstanding service, continuity, track record and […]

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Kerry County Buildings To Be Lit Up Tonight

October 7, 2016 at 10:05 am Comments are Disabled

KERRY County Buildings will turn teal tonight as the building at Rathass is lit up to mark International Trigeminal Neuralgia Awareness Day. The Council headquarters is one of numerous public buildings around Ireland which will be lit up with teal-coloured lighting to highlight the rare neurological condition. Last October 7, over […]

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Cones on the Ballingarry Roundabout. Photo by Gavin O'Connor.

Here’s The Reason For The Traffic Delays At The Roundabout Near Ballygarry

September 28, 2016 at 10:25 am Comments are Disabled

IF you are one of those people who have been delayed in traffic at peak times around the Ballygarry roundabout recently, you may have been wondering why two lanes on that roundabout has been reduced to one. The company that built the Tralee bypass, BAM Construction, are carrying out remedial works […]

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Council To Provide €10,000 A Year To Kerry-Cork Health Link Bus

Council To Provide €10,000 A Year To Kerry-Cork Health Link Bus

September 22, 2016 at 3:28 pm Comments are Disabled

KERRY  County Council has recently agreed to provide funding of €10,000 annually to the Kerry-Cork Health Link Bus which provides transport for patients from Kerry attending Cork University Hospital. Cllr Donal Grady, who proposed the donation, said he was delighted to have put forward the suggestion of this financial support for […]

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Kerry County Council buildings in Rathass.

Council Collects Almost €25 Million In Commercial Rates So Far This Year

September 21, 2016 at 11:42 am Comments are Disabled

ALMOST €25 million in commercial rates have been collected by Kerry County Council rate collectors so far this year. €24,856,809 was collected in total since rate demands were issued in March to end of August. The figures were published at the local authority meeting this week. The figure represents half of […]

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Kerry County Council buildings in Rathass.

Local Property Tax To Remain The Same For 2017

September 12, 2016 at 3:04 pm Comments are Disabled

THE Local Property Tax rate in Kerry will remain the same for next year. Kerry County Councillors met this morning to debate whether to increase, decrease or let the rate remain the same for 2017, as they have the power to change it by 15 per cent either way.   […]

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Announcing details of the new arts slot on the Saturday Supplement on Radio Kerry – l-r: Kate Kennelly (Arts Officer, Kerry County Council), Frank Lewis (Radio Kerry), Moira Murrell (Chief Executive, Kerry County Council).

Council Supports New Arts Slot On Radio Kerry

September 5, 2016 at 12:36 pm Comments are Disabled

KERRY County Council has announced details of a new monthly arts and culture slot which will be broadcast on Radio Kerry once a month. ‘Creative Kingdom’ is a new feature which will be aired on the second Saturday of every month as part of the Saturday Supplement programme with Frank Lewis. Supported by […]

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Launching the first phase of the revitalisation of the  old Denny site were, from left: Cllr Toiréasa Ferris, Cllr Sam Locke, Charlie O'Sullivan (Dept Chief Executive Kerry County Council), Michael O'Shea (Cathaoirleach Kerry County Council), Frank Hayes (Director of Corporate Services Kerry Group), Cllr Terry O'Brien (Mayor of Tralee), Cllr Jim Finucane, Steven Blair (Southern Regional Assembly), Michael Scannell (Director of Services Kerry County Council), Kevin Burns (Kerry County Council), Cllr Tom McEllistrim. Photo by Gavin O'Connor.

Chance To Have Your Say On Revitalising The Old Denny Site Area

July 28, 2016 at 12:14 pm Comments are Disabled

WORK to revitalise the site of the old Denny Bacon Factory is about to get off the ground as Kerry County Council has announced the first phase of public consultation on its future use at the Island Of Geese. The site was donated to the people of Tralee by Kerry Group in […]

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The lisloose well in Sunday's Well after work by Kerry County Council. Photo by Gavin O'Connor.

Council Says Stonework Removed From Protected Structure Was Not Part Of Original Well

July 19, 2016 at 2:37 pm 2 comments

KERRY County Council has replied to accusations that they destroyed part of a protected structure yesterday. At Tralee Municipal District meeting this morning, Sinn Fein councillors asked why the stone arch on a protected structure was removed at Sunday’s Well on Monday, but the Council said the stonework was not part […]

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Councillor Wants Kerry County Council To Twin With Philadelphia

Councillor Wants Kerry County Council To Twin With Philadelphia

July 13, 2016 at 3:55 pm Comments are Disabled

A COUNCILLOR is to put forward a motion that Kerry County Council move to establish a twinning arrangement with the US city of Philadelphia. Fine Gael Cllr Pat McCarthy believes it would be beneficial to establish such links from an economic and tourism perspective. He said there is a large Irish community in […]

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Three Kerry Entries For ‘Pride Of Place’ Awards Face The Judges

Three Kerry Entries For ‘Pride Of Place’ Awards Face The Judges

June 21, 2016 at 10:11 am Comments are Disabled

THE three Kerry entries in the IPB Pride of Place awards will be judged today and tomorrow. IPB Pride of Place is an all-island competition, which is directed towards recognising improvements by local communities to create civic pride in their area. The competition focus is on people coming together to shape, […]

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Council Seeks Help In Identifying Bathing Areas

Council Seeks Help In Identifying Bathing Areas

June 15, 2016 at 10:19 am Comments are Disabled

KERRY County Council is seeking the assistance of the public in identifying bathing waters in the county. Local authorities must identify official bathing areas in their area every year so that they can be monitored for safety, water quality and their level of use. Kerry County Council is asking people […]

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Sculpture On Display In Tralee Shows Innovative Way Of Recycling Tyres

Sculpture On Display In Tralee Shows Innovative Way Of Recycling Tyres

June 14, 2016 at 4:13 pm Comments are Disabled

A SCULPTURE made entirely out of tyres is currently on display at Kerry County Council Buildings in Rathass. Sculptor Mick Davis, who was a recipient of a Kerry County Council Artist Bursary this year, is responsible for the piece of art which is modelled on Rodin’s ‘The Thinker’. It will […]

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Concern At Russell Street Footpath And Road Surface

Concern At Russell Street Footpath And Road Surface

May 26, 2016 at 1:04 pm Comments are Disabled

CONCERN has been expressed about the state of the footpath on Russell Street as two people have already fallen over holes in one part of the path in recent weeks. A local business owner brought the holes – located just outside Barbereile barber shop – to our attention and said they had seen […]

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