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  • Drive-In Movies Coming To Aqua Dome Car Park

    Drive-In Movies Coming To Aqua Dome Car Park

    TRALEE folk will get a chance to enjoy a pop-up drive-in cinema experience on Saturday, August 7th and Sunday, August 8th at the Aqua Dome car park. Hosted by Reel Events Kerry, they plan on showing old school movies and recommend customers dressing up in 1950’s style attire to add to […]

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  • Joe Moynihan of Tralee Tidy Towns with Jean Foley, Tralee MD officer and Colm Nagle, Tralee MD engineer, launching the new mural initiative.

    Artists Wanted To Paint Murals Around Tralee Town Centre

    MURALS are to be installed in strategic locations around Tralee town centre after funding was secured for Tralee Tidy Towns through Creative Ireland. A call out has been issued to artists to apply to paint the murals. Artists may apply as individuals, or as a group of artists submitting collaborative […]

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  • Men’s Shed Association Launches Manual On Dementia Awareness

    Men’s Shed Association Launches Manual On Dementia Awareness

    THE Irish Men’s Sheds Association has launched a new manual ‘Your Shed & Dementia’ aimed at raising awareness of the condition, as well as offering advice for “Shedders”, their families and carers on supporting a member with dementia. There is an estimated 941 men living with dementia in Kerry, while […]

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  • Siamsa Tíre Opens Free Self-Guided Exhibition

    Siamsa Tíre Opens Free Self-Guided Exhibition

    SIAMSA Tíre in Tralee has a solution on what to do when the rain returns this summer — or if you fancy a bit of shade! Its newly-opened Folk Homecoming Exhibition explores Ireland’s cultural traditions of song, music, and dance and it makes for a great activity for all the family. The free […]

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  • Tralee LEA Still Among Lowest In Ireland For COVID Rates

    Tralee LEA Still Among Lowest In Ireland For COVID Rates

    THERE were 18 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the Tralee Local Electoral Area in the 14 day period up to Monday, July 19, according to figures available on the Government’s COVID-19 data hub. With a 14-day incidence rate of 54.5 per 100,000 of the population, this was the fifth […]

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Other News

Andrew Morrissey with Bailey.

Me And My Dog: Bailey — The Tiny Diva With A Huge Personality

July 22, 2021 at 12:00 pm 0 comments

Radio Kerry’s Andrew Morrissey lives with fiancé Úna and their ‘little baby’ Bailey who has captured their hearts… Why did you decide to get a dog? We were moving back to Kerry in 2014 and spoken about it a few times and then once we were settled we just went […]

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Met Éireann Extends Status Yellow High Temperature Warning Until Saturday

Met Éireann Extends Status Yellow High Temperature Warning Until Saturday

July 22, 2021 at 11:43 am 0 comments

MET Éireann has extended its Status Yellow high temperature warning until Saturday. The warning was to end on Friday at 12 noon, but the fine weather is set to continue until after the weekend. However, there is a chance of scattered heavy rain and thunderstorms in some areas on Friday […]

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Over €65,000 In Funding For Tralee-Based Company Under Government Scheme

Over €65,000 In Funding For Tralee-Based Company Under Government Scheme

July 22, 2021 at 10:43 am 0 comments

FUNDING of €746,091 is to be invested in 12 Kerry Digital Hubs, including one in Tralee, under the Connected Hubs Scheme. The funding is designed to enable existing hubs and broadband connection points to enhance, improve and upgrade capacity to remote working infrastructure in Kerry. Grants will also fund measures […]

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Taylor

Gardai Seek Public’s Help In Locating Kerry Teenager

July 21, 2021 at 10:34 pm 0 comments

  Gardaí are seeking the public’s assistance in tracing the whereabouts of 16-year-old Taylor Lee, who is missing from his home in Kenmare, since Friday 9th July. Taylor is described as being 5’ 7” in height, with a slight build. He has short brown hair, which is currently dyed blonde, […]

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The empty pool at the Aqua Dome.

Aqua Dome To Remain Closed Until Next Easter

July 21, 2021 at 1:55 pm 0 comments

THE Directors of the Aqua Dome Tralee have today announced that, regretfully due to the continuing Government ban on indoor activities, the facility will not now reopen in 2021 and a new target date of Easter 2022 has been set. Having previously announced that it would reopen on July 9th, […]

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Kerry Airport To Commence Discussions With Ryanair Regarding Kerry-Dublin Route

Kerry Airport To Commence Discussions With Ryanair Regarding Kerry-Dublin Route

July 21, 2021 at 1:40 pm 0 comments

KERRY Airport is due to commence discussions with Ryanair in the coming days ahead of the airline’s planned return to the Kerry-Dublin route later this month. Ryanair has notified Kerry Airport that it intends to operate the route once a day until the end of August and has committed to […]

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Virgin Media TV presenter Martin King and beauty expert and entrepreneur Pamela Laird issue rallying call for Virtual Alzheimer’s Memory Walk fundraiser. Photo: Karen Morgan / Lensmen

Call For Kerry People To Take Part In ASI Memory Walk Fundraiser

July 21, 2021 at 11:59 am 0 comments

VIRGIN Media TV presenter Martin King and beauty expert and entrepreneur Pamela Laird issue rallying call for Kerry people to take part in th Virtual Alzheimer’s Memory Walk fundraiser. The walk, supported by Iceland, is taking place nationwide on Sunday,  September 19 during World Alzheimer’s Month 2021. Alzheimer’s Memory Walk […]

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Sponsored: Ballyseedy Midsummer Plant Sale Now On With Discounts Of Up To 40%

July 21, 2021 at 9:58 am 0 comments

BALLYSEEDY Home & Garden has announced their mid-summer indoor plant sale with discounts of up to 40% off. Whether you fancy treating yourself or someone special to an indoor plant, there is incredible value at Ballyseedy Home and Garden, July sale. Up to 40% off luxury plants such as the Aglaonema, Philodendron […]

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Credit Union Survey Reveals Back To School Costs Concerns For Parents

Credit Union Survey Reveals Back To School Costs Concerns For Parents

July 21, 2021 at 9:57 am 0 comments

ALTHOUGH we’re not even halfway through the summer holiday, back to school costs are never far from parents minds. A new survey from the Irish League of Credit Unions shows that back to schools cost still a struggle for parents, annual ILCU survey shows more than a quarter of parents […]

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20/7/21 ***NO REPRO FEE*** Pictured with Benny The Burger is Kellymarie Gleeson, Trade Marketing Manager, Foods Division at Kepak and Julie Delany, Brand Manager at Blenders as the Battle for Ireland’s best burger begins in support of foodservice sector Fourth annual National Burger Day to take place on August 12.
Simon Communities in Ireland will receive one meal for every burger sold. The classic cheeseburger is Ireland’s favourite burger, according to new research. To top it off, for every burger purchased and a photo shared online with the hashtag
#nationalburgerday, a meal will be donated to Simon Communities across the country, with over
14,000 meals donated in 2020 as part of the campaign. Voting is already underway and customers across the country have just over three weeks to cast
their important vote online through the dedicated website - www.nationalburgerday.ie Pic: Marc O'Sullivan

Kerry Eateries Look For Your Vote In National Burger Competition

July 21, 2021 at 9:56 am 0 comments

SEVEN Kerry businesses are vying to have their product voted as Ireland’s Best Burger. With the reopening of indoor dining now firmly on the horizon and foodservice finally starting to show signs of returning to some degree of normality, the hunt for Ireland’s best burger has begun thanks to National […]

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National Play Day For Children In Kerry’s Direct Provision Centres

National Play Day For Children In Kerry’s Direct Provision Centres

July 20, 2021 at 2:11 pm 0 comments

KERRY County Council has collaborated with Healthy Kerry, Tralee Bay Wetlands Eco & Activity Park, Kerry CYPSC, South Kerry Development Partnership, NEWKD, Kerry Recreation and Sports Partnership, TIRC and KASI to organise suitable play, recreation and game equipment for families living in Kerry Direct Provision Centres. National Play Day is […]

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Sponsored: Give Your Garden The Wow Factor With PST Lawns

July 20, 2021 at 2:03 pm 0 comments

Dreaming of a lawn that requires ZERO maintenance and looks great all year round? Kieran Donaghy of PST Lawns, outlines why they are Ireland’s leading supplier of top-quality artificial grass… For over 12 years we’ve been supplying top quality artificial grass to homeowners and landscapers all over Ireland. To date we […]

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RSA Reminds Road Users Of Dangers During High Temperature Warning

RSA Reminds Road Users Of Dangers During High Temperature Warning

July 20, 2021 at 1:22 pm 0 comments

THE Road Safety Authority (RSA) is reminding road users, particularly drivers, to be aware of the dangers posed by ‘sun glare’ as Orange and Yellow weather warnings for High Temperatures have been issued for the next few days. Sun glare can result in drivers being temporarily dazzled or blinded by […]

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Status Yellow High Temperature Warning Issued

Status Yellow High Temperature Warning Issued

July 20, 2021 at 9:35 am 0 comments

Met Éireann has this morning issued a Status Yellow – High Temperature warning for Ireland. High temperatures will  continue this week with hot conditions by day and staying very warm and humid at night. Daytime maximum temperatures generally 27 to 30 degrees Celsius with overnight values not falling below 17 […]

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Council Invites Public To Sign Up For Free Alerts Service

Council Invites Public To Sign Up For Free Alerts Service

July 19, 2021 at 5:50 pm 0 comments

KERRY County Council is inviting members of the public to sign up for a free alerts service which enables subscribers to receive important messages, updates and alerts from the local authority. The council has partnered with the MapAlerter.ie service to provide targeted messages to citizens which can be received by […]

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Edel Lawlor.

Free Webinar For Professionals Supporting Children Impacted By Cancer 

July 19, 2021 at 1:49 pm 0 comments

CANCER support charity, Recovery Haven Kerry, will facilitate a free webinar on Friday, July 30th for professionals supporting children impacted by cancer. The webinar will be hosted by renowned child and adolescent psychotherapist, Edel Lawlor, of Expressive Play and aims to offer support, advice and guidance to professionals who wish […]

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First person to traverse the disability friendly path! Who else but guest of honour, George Dineen accompanied by senior club members, Denis O’Regan, George Dineen and Martin Collins

New Disability Friendly Path Officially Opened At Austin Stacks

July 19, 2021 at 11:11 am 0 comments

A NEW disability friendly path was officially opened at Austin Stacks GAA grounds at Connolly Park on Saturday night. Welcoming the attendance at the opening, Billy Ryle, Club Chairman, said that just a year ago the 10-day Bracker 100km fundraising walk began to raise funds for a path allowing access […]

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Cllr Breandán Fitzgerald , Ailis Brosnan from Tralee - Senior Health Promotion Officer with the HSE , Philip Fitzgibbon Splash Sports ,Michael Fitzgerald Chief Officer Cork Kerry Community HSE  and Gearoid O Doherty Kerry Recreation and Sports Partnership Kerry County Council . Pictured at the launch the Healthy Ireland Swim distance marker buoys placed in the water at Sandy Bay beach West Kerry. Photo by Domnick Walsh

New Buoys Create Swim Circuit At Sandy Bay In Castlegregory

July 19, 2021 at 10:40 am 0 comments

HEALTHY Ireland Swim distance marker buoys have been placed at 100 metre intervals to create a 1,200 metre sea swimming circuit at Sandy Bay, Castlegregory. Sandy Bay is a popular and safe swimming destination with an east facing aspect, providing shelter from the prevailing South West winds making it a […]

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Tim and Sean Pollman-Daamen from Ballymac.

Kerry Basketballers On Irish Teams Abroad This Summer

July 19, 2021 at 10:25 am 0 comments

KERRY basketballers are ready to shine on the international stage this summer. Tralee Imperials players, Tim and Sean Pollman-Daamen from Ballymac, were selected for the Irish Under 18 team to play in Levice, Slovakia in August. Also, Castleisland’s Paris McCarthy, of  the St Mary’s club, has the privilege of heading to […]

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

Met Éireann Issues Weather Advisory As Temperatures Soar

July 18, 2021 at 12:02 pm 0 comments

WE’RE more used to yellow and orange rain and wind weather warnings, so this comes as a welcome, if sticky, change. Met Éireann has issued a weather advisory for high temperatures until this Friday. It will continue to be very warm until the weekend, with day time temperatures into the […]

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Claire Goodall, Anthony Shanahan, Damien Quirke and Laura Tobin enjoying a night out at Molly J's Courtyard Bar at Benners on Friday. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Making The Most Of Summer Sun At Tralee’s Bars And Restaurants

July 18, 2021 at 11:46 am 0 comments

WHAT a few days of weather we’ve had in town. The sunshine really brought out the crowds resulting in bars and restaurants being well packed (well at capacity anyway, the new definition of ‘packed’ in the COVID world we live in).. Let’s hope the fine weather continues, so we all […]

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PHOTOS: #Tralee On Social Media This Week

PHOTOS: #Tralee On Social Media This Week

July 18, 2021 at 11:44 am 0 comments

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 or #TraleeToday and we’ll see it…  Yet another wonderful capture by Catherine… The love of #sunsets in #Tralee #BannaBeach pic.twitter.com/IhaW4lYp4n — Catherine White (name sign Shaky Shaky […]

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Midnite Café with Aoife Ross, Orla and Ciara Drummey who volunteered for Kerry Mental Health Association.

PHOTOS: Midnite Café Performs Pop-Up Gigs At Tralee Housing Estates

July 18, 2021 at 11:40 am 0 comments

POPULAR Tralee band Midnite Café dusted off their instruments to perform their first gigs in 16 months in front of excited residents in four housing estates in town yesterday  afternoon. Kerry Mental Health Association’s Tralee Branch benefitted from a collection at each location where the generosity was overwhelming on a […]

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Tralee LEA Had One Of Lowest COVID Rates In Ireland In Fortnight Up To Last Monday

Tralee LEA Had One Of Lowest COVID Rates In Ireland In Fortnight Up To Last Monday

July 17, 2021 at 9:51 am 0 comments

THERE were nine new confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the Tralee Local Electoral Area in the 14 day period up to Monday, July 12, according to figures available on the Government’s COVID-19 data hub. With a 14-day incidence rate of 27.2 per 100,000 of the population, this was the lowest […]

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Lauren O'Leary, Melissa O'Connell, Megan O'Sullivan, Emma Hanrahan and Orla Holly enjoying a night out at Molly J's Courtyard Bar at Benners on Thursday. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Outdoor Summer Fun At Tralee Bars And Restaurants

July 17, 2021 at 9:49 am 1 comment

AT last, some real summer weather. The rest of the country basked in sunny weather on Wednesday and Thursday, but it was a bit more cloudy around Tralee.  But that all changed on Friday and the rest of the weekend is looking ‘scorchio’. However, it was still a bit dull […]

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Cars parked illegally at Banna on Friday.

Gardai Advise Beachgoers To Park Responsibly

July 17, 2021 at 9:48 am 0 comments

TEMPERATURES are set to soar to the mid 20s this weekend so expect our beaches to be packed. With this in mind, Tralee Gardaí are asking beachgoers to be responsible when parking their vehicles. Gardai say illegal parking at beaches causes obstruction and prevents emergency services getting access to the […]

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Know Your Rights: Some Common Employment Queries Answered

Know Your Rights: Some Common Employment Queries Answered

July 17, 2021 at 9:48 am 0 comments

Tina Curtin, Information Officer with South Munster Citizens Information Service discusses some common employment queries which have come up recently… Currently various services are opening up more to the public. Any change in the situation in relation to local Citizens Information offices? While we are still providing our service mainly […]

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Finnegan On Films: Movie Lovers Spoilt For Choice This Saturday Night

Finnegan On Films: Movie Lovers Spoilt For Choice This Saturday Night

July 17, 2021 at 9:47 am 0 comments

Our movie guy, James Finnegan, says there’s a wonderful selection of films available this Saturday on terrestrial television… Following last week’s showing of the first in the series, this week is family recommendation is Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (Saturday 6.35pm RTE One). It continues the adventures of Harry, […]

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The special outdoor stage at the INEC which will host a series of concerts this August.

Series Of Special Outdoor Gigs Announced For INEC This August

July 16, 2021 at 6:00 pm Comments are Disabled

THE Gleneagle INEC Arena in Killarney this evening announced a series of live outdoor gigs scheduled to take place throughout August with tickets on sale now. Artists lined up for the aptly titled “Inside Out” gigs include the up-and-coming Lyra, Saint Sister, Jyellowl and Kerry Rising (featuring Cathal Flaherty, Seamus […]

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Minister Foley Announces Increased SEN Extension For CBS The Green

Minister Foley Announces Increased SEN Extension For CBS The Green

July 16, 2021 at 5:15 pm Comments are Disabled

MINISTER for Education and Kerry TD Norma Foley has announced the increased provision and significant investment in special education for CBS The Green. Initially the school was approved funding under the Additional Accommodation scheme for the provision of a new technology room and preparation area. Today, however, Minister Foley announced […]

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