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Pictured today, Mon 16th July at the launch of the new, user friendly Kerry Tourism Brochure by the Tourism Unit of Kerry County Council are from left Joan McCarthy, Head of Tourism, Kerry County Council, Cllr Norma Foley, Cathaoirleach, Kerry County Council, John Edwards, Wild Water Adventures, Fiona Monaghan, Head of Product Development, Fáilte Ireland and Moira Murrell, Chief Execeutive, Kerry County Council. Pic: Pauline Dennigan. No fee for repro.

New Brochure Of Kerry’s Wide Range Of Tourism Attractions Launched

July 16, 2018 at 4:34 pm Comments are Disabled

A NEW, comprehensive and user-friendly brochure highlighting the wide and diverse range of activities and attractions on offer to locals and visitors in the county has been published by the Tourism Unit of Kerry County Council. The 170-page brochure was launched at County Buildings today by the Cathaoirleach of Kerry […]

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Cathaoirleach of South/West Municipal District, Norma Moriarty, Cathaoirleach of Kerry County Council, Norma Foley and Cathaoirleach of Listowel Municipal District Aoife Thornton at Council Chambers on Monday. Photo by Dermot Crean

Cllr Norma Foley Becomes Kerry’s ‘First Citizen’

June 25, 2018 at 4:53 pm Comments are Disabled

IT was an emotional day for Cllr Norma Foley as she took up the position of Cathaoirleach of Kerry County Council this afternoon. The Tralee woman, who was first elected to Tralee Town Council in 1994, has become Kerry’s ‘First Citizen’ for the first time, having already held the Mayor […]

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Tralee Tidy Towns volunteers gather for the County Clean-Up day. Photo by Dermot Crean

Single Use Drinking Containers Most Common Item Collected In County Clean-Up

May 28, 2018 at 5:15 pm Comments are Disabled

A RECORD 5,500 volunteers took part in the Kerry County Clean Up last month which saw 8,000 bags of litter collected, the highest ever tally in the seven years in which the environmental and community initiative has existed. KWD Recycling and Kerry County Council have completed an analysis of the […]

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Brandon Car Park To Close For A Week From Monday

Brandon Car Park To Close For A Week From Monday

May 25, 2018 at 10:02 am Comments are Disabled

THE Brandon car-park will be closed to the public from next Monday, May 28, for one week. The car-park, which is notoriously patchy, uneven and prone to accumulations of large puddles during bad weather, is currently being resurfaced. Parking will be facilitated at Fels Point and will be signposted. The […]

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Kerry County Council buildings in Rathass.

Councillors Off To Brussels For Meetings At European Parliament

April 17, 2018 at 12:25 pm Comments are Disabled

A DELEGATION from Kerry County Council will attend a series of meetings at the European Parliament in Brussels next week to engage with Ireland South MEPs and EU officials on matters of interest to Kerry. The focus of the visit is on policy and recent developments at European level in […]

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At the signing of the contract on Monday were, back from left; John Wallace (Sorensen), John Shalloe (RPS Consulting Engineers), John O'Donovan (RPS), Tracy Smith (KCC), Charlie O'Sullivan (KCC), Cllr Michael Cahill, James Morris (KCC), Franck Guérineau (KCC). Front l-r: Olaf Sorensen (Sorensen Civil Engineering Ltd.), Paul Moran, (TII Regional Manager), Cllr Michael O'Shea, Moira Murrell (Chief Executive, KCC).

New €10m Road To Eliminate Dangerous Kilderry Bends

March 13, 2018 at 2:25 pm Comments are Disabled

THE contract for the construction of a new road at the Kilderry Bends on the N70 between Milltown and Killorglin was signed at the offices of Kerry County Council on Monday. Cork-based Sorensen Civil Engineering Ltd was appointed the contractor to complete the construction of the scheme at the end […]

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The damage to the walkway near Cockleshell Road.

Signage To Be Erected As Council Aims To Get Damaged Sea Wall Repaired

March 8, 2018 at 9:50 am Comments are Disabled

KERRY County Council will repair the sea wall between Cockleshell Road and the Spa if the OPW does not fund the repairs after the damage caused by a storm back in January. Storm Eleanor caused damage to a popular part of the North Kerry Way just outside Tralee, which was used […]

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Rachel Ní Riada, Údarás na Gaeltachta; Roibeard Ó hEartáin, Comhairle Contae Chiarraí; Fíona Leahy, Kerry County Council Local Enterprise Office; Brendan Kennelly, Kerry’s Eye; Cabríní de Barra & Eoin Mac Cormaic, Glór na nGael agus Pádraig Mac Fhearghusa, Conradh na Gaeilge.

Awards Scheme For Businesses Promoting Irish Language

March 5, 2018 at 2:18 pm Comments are Disabled

KERRY County Council’s Irish Office has announced details of a new awards scheme for businesses which are promoting and developing the use of the Irish language as part of their daily business. Gradam Gnó Chiarraí is open to all types of businesses in the county regardless of their size. There […]

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Fr Pat Ahern with the plaque he unveiled to mark the 40th anniversary of the founding of Siamsa Tire at a special celebration on Sunday. Photo by Dermot Crean

Fr Pat Ahern To Be Honoured By Kerry County Council

February 15, 2018 at 9:41 am Comments are Disabled

HE has made a massive contribution to arts in the county over the years and now Fr Pat Ahern will be honoured by Kerry County Council with a Civic Reception on Monday. Fr Ahern will be honoured for his outstanding contribution to the artistic, cultural and literary tradition of the […]

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Planned €5m Irish Water Works In Tralee Town Area In 2018

Planned €5m Irish Water Works In Tralee Town Area In 2018

February 9, 2018 at 3:15 pm Comments are Disabled

IRISH Water is currently rolling out an extensive multi-million mains rehabilitation and lead replacement programme in Tralee. It’s part of Irish Water Capital Investment Programme with €5m works planned for the Tralee Town Area in 2018. Commencing in March, contractor Coffey Northumbrian Ltd will work in O’Rahilly’s Villas, Strand Street, Rae Street, […]

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Fund Set Up To Help Social Enterprises In Kerry

Fund Set Up To Help Social Enterprises In Kerry

January 30, 2018 at 9:40 am Comments are Disabled

A NEW €1.6m fund to support social enterprises in Ireland has been established by Social Innovation Ireland (SIFI), in partnership with Kerry County Council and all 31 Local Authorities across Ireland. Social enterprises are organisations whose mission is to have a positive effect on society. They generate revenue through their […]

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Contracts Signed For Social Inclusion Community Activation Programme

Contracts Signed For Social Inclusion Community Activation Programme

January 10, 2018 at 9:30 am Comments are Disabled

THE Social Inclusion and Community Activation Programme 2018 – 2022 (SICAP) follows the previous SICAP 2015 – 2017 Programme, which saw an overall investment of €4.8 million in social inclusion projects throughout Kerry between 2015 and 2017. Among the many projects which have benefited from SICAP include the ‘Steps to Success Programme,’ […]

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Expect Traffic Delays In This Area Of Town Over The Next Seven Weeks

Expect Traffic Delays In This Area Of Town Over The Next Seven Weeks

January 6, 2018 at 9:32 am Comments are Disabled

TAKE heed of this notice from Kerry County Council if you’re passing on these roads in the next number of weeks. The Council have notified the public that, to accommodate the laying of a new watermain in Lower Oakpark and Brewery Road in Tralee, there will be traffic management in […]

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Cathaoirleach of Kerry County Council, Cllr John Sheahan, with the winning entrants for the Kerry County Council 2018 Road Safety Calendar.

Primary School Pupils’ Art Features In Council’s Road Safety Calendar

December 14, 2017 at 2:00 pm Comments are Disabled

PRIMARY school pupils from Kilflynn, Ardfert, Ballyheigue and around the county demonstrated their artistic skills to highlight road safety in the 2018 Kerry County Council Road Safety Calendar competition. This week, David Doyle, Senior Engineer, Operations, Capital Infrastructure and Safety Department, Kerry County Council presented the twelve winning pupils from various primary […]

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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 Comments are Disabled

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 Comments are Disabled

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 Comments are Disabled

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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