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  • The Mercy Mounthawk Spikeball team which won the All-Ireland title on Thursday. Front from left; Jessica McGibney, Sophie Hassett, Aoibhín O'Connor McCarthy and Rachel O'Mahony. Standing from left; Olivia Dineen (coach), Aoife O'Brien, Lily Collins, Shannon Martin, Millie O'Brien, Kelly Fitzgerald and Amanda Brosnan (coach). Photo by Dermot Crean

    Mercy Mounthawk Girls Bring Another All-Ireland To The School

    WHILE the school’s basketballers were rightly feted for their All-Ireland U19 A Schools Cup-winning exploits, another team from Mercy Mounthawk also picked up a national title last week. The first year Spikeball team won the All-Ireland title in NUIG Galway last Thursday. Spikeball is a sport which is adapted from volleyball […]

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  • The junction where an incident took place at the weekend.

    Gardaí Investigate Incident At Traffic Lights On Dan Spring Road

    GARDAI are investigating an incident on Dan Spring Road at the weekend, where a male sustained injuries. At around midday on Saturday, an altercation took place between a number of males at the traffic lights near the entrance to CBS The Green/Tralee Harriers grounds. Gardaí believe a number of vehicles […]

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  • Kerry CAN To Host Public Meeting With Local Politicians

    Kerry CAN To Host Public Meeting With Local Politicians

    KERRY Climate Action Network is inviting everyone to a public meeting with a number of local politicians, giving an opportunity to listen to their plans and to ask them questions on their views on climate change and the change they can effect in government. The meeting takes place at the North […]

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  • Former Kerry GAA Player Aidan O’Mahony and CRY Trustee Liam Herlihy pictured at the launch of the Camino de Santiago in aid of CRY Ireland outside St.James Church, Dublin where the Camino Society of Ireland is located.

    Join Aidan In Spain On Camino For CRY

    FIVE-TIME All-Ireland winner Aidan O’Mahony will head to Spain to participate in the Camino for CRY 7th Annual Trek to raise money for screening services for families affected by Sudden Cardiac Death (SCD). He’ll be joined by Liam Herlihy, Trustee for CRY (Cardiac Risk in the Young).  Liam lost his […]

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  • Art & Hobby Closes Its Tralee Town Centre Shop

    Art & Hobby Closes Its Tralee Town Centre Shop

    A SHOP in the town centre has closed with immediate effect. Art and Hobby on Lower Castle Street announced it has closed this morning on its Facebook page. Art & Hobby has around 20 stores located all around the country and sells art materials, craft supplies, hobby, educational products and […]

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Saorview Advises Kerry Customers About Frequency Change

Saorview Advises Kerry Customers About Frequency Change

January 27, 2020 at 12:18 pm 0 comments

SAORVIEW TV customers in Kerry may notice a change in service as the frequency is changing. Customers in Kerry are likely to be affected by the frequency change and should take action now to avoid any disruption in service. To find out if you are affected and what you need to […]

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Setting off on the Kerins O'Rahillys 10k/5k Run on Sunday morning. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Hundreds Enjoy Kerins O’Rahillys Annual 10k/5k Run

January 27, 2020 at 11:36 am 0 comments

CONDITIONS were favourable on Sunday as around 250 people took part in the Kerins O’Rahillys GAA Club 10k/5k race from the club. There was a great atmosphere as runners warmed up in the club grounds before the race, which was held this year in memory of Charlie Kerins, whose 75th anniversary […]

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Deputy John Brassil.

Brassil Says Fianna Fáil Will Reverse Cuts To Disability Services In Kerry

January 27, 2020 at 11:27 am 0 comments

KERRY TD John Brassil has written to Ger Reaney of the Cork and Kerry Community Healthcare Organisation and demanded an immediate meeting with the HSE about the cuts to disability services in Kerry. He said Fianna Fail have committed to reversing the cuts in their election manifesto and increasing spending […]

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Niamh Shaughnessy, Kate Shaughnessy, Ellen Shaughnessy, Aileen Hill and Sinead Hill at the Mercy Mounthawk production of 'Hairspray' at Siamsa Tíre on Saturday night. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Audiences Loved Mercy Mounthawk’s Production Of ‘Hairspray’

January 26, 2020 at 1:21 pm 0 comments

FOUR sold-out shows by Mercy Mounthawk students were received with wild enthusiasm by audiences at Siamsa Tíre as ‘Hairspray’ proved a huge success. All the hard work of the past four months paid off with amazing acting, incredible singing and a professional production making this arguably the best show from […]

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PHOTOS: #Tralee On Social Media This Week

PHOTOS: #Tralee On Social Media This Week

January 26, 2020 at 11:36 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 and we’ll see it… Quite beautiful… Tralee bay on a sunny evening pic.twitter.com/vRX7SdaDjG — Dj Mcauliffe (@McauliffeDj) January 25, 2020 This is going on next weekend […]

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Gardaí Seize €30,000 Of Suspected Cocaine And Cannabis

Gardaí Seize €30,000 Of Suspected Cocaine And Cannabis

January 26, 2020 at 11:32 am 0 comments

GARDAI have seized €30,000 of suspected drugs following a search at a house in Rathmore on Friday, January 24. At approximately 7pm, Gardaí from Millstreet executed a search warrant at a house in the Rathmore area. During the course of the search Gardaí seized suspected cocaine worth €27,000 and suspected […]

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Met Eireann.

Advisory Issued For Ireland With Wintry Weather On The Way

January 26, 2020 at 10:12 am 0 comments

JUST when we think things are getting better, we’re back with a warning. It’s been mild and (mostly) dry over the past few days but change is on the way according to Met Éireann. Last night they issued a ‘Weather Advisory for Ireland’ saying cold and wintry weather will develop […]

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PHOTO GALLERY: Na Gaeil Faithful In Croker For Historic Day

January 25, 2020 at 7:26 pm 0 comments

THEY’LL be celebrating all weekend in Oakpark after Na Gaeil’s historic win in Croke Park today to win the All-Ireland Junior Club title. They were roared on to victory by huge support, one of whom was John Griffin, father of forward Michael Griffin. John, who is County Tourism Officer with […]

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Great Scenes In Croke Park As Na Gaeil Win All-Ireland Junior Club Title

Great Scenes In Croke Park As Na Gaeil Win All-Ireland Junior Club Title

January 25, 2020 at 4:56 pm 0 comments

IT’LL be some night in Killeen later on! Na Gaeil are All-Ireland Junior Club Champions after the Oakpark club beat Rathgarogue-Cushinstown by 3-20 to 1-5  to make it the greatest day in their short history. It was an easy win in the end after a tight first 25 minutes, when […]

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The winning team from Mercy Mounthawk, Charlotte Calleja O'Halloran, Sean Hennessy  Timothy Grimes and Mairead Kearney with teacher Patrick Lyne and Eddie Lacey of sponsors Aspen Grove Solutions at the Kerry branch of the Irish Maths Teachers Association quiz at the ITT South Campus on Friday  evening. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Tralee School Team Wins Irish Maths Teachers Association Kerry Quiz

January 25, 2020 at 9:47 am 0 comments

THE best maths students in the county gathered in the IT Tralee South Campus last night for the Irish Maths Teachers Association Kerry final. Ten teams from six schools around the county took part with half of them – three from Mercy Mounthawk and two Presentation — from Tralee schools. […]

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Community Safety Award winners Mike Carroll, Michael Kirby and Padraig Crean of CBS The Green at the Lee Strand Garda Youth Achievement Awards in the Ballyroe Heights Hotel on Friday. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Kerry’s Youth Recognised For Contribution To Communities At Awards Ceremony

January 25, 2020 at 9:47 am 0 comments

OVER 200 people from across the county attended the Lee Strand/Kerry Garda Youth Achievement Awards 2019 in the Ballyroe Heights Hotel in Tralee on Friday night. The evening commenced with dinner and was followed by a presentation of 25 awards, accompanied with an inspiring citation of each winner’s achievements. There […]

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In front; Frank O'Connor and Club Chairman Haulie Kerins are joined by club members at the launch of the Kerins O'Rahillys 10k/5k run on Saturday. Photo by Dermot Crean

Don’t Forget The Kerins O’Rahillys Run On Sunday

January 25, 2020 at 9:46 am 0 comments

THERE’S still time to enter the annual Kerins O’Rahillys 10k run and 5k fun run which is set to take place tomorrow, Sunday, January 26. Held in association with FBD Insurance, this year’s run will honour the memory of Charlie Kerins. The run will once again take place from the […]

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Tralee Chamber Alliance President Kevin McCarthy and Mayor of Tralee Jim Finucane with Chris Chong Whi and Bial Dong Mei at the opening of the Chinese New Year Festival in Tralee on Saturday. Photo by Dermot Crean

Chinese New Year Festival Kicks Off In Tralee And There’s More Fun Today

January 25, 2020 at 9:45 am 0 comments

CHINESE New Year Celebrations may be more muted than usual in the homeland, due to the Coronavirus outbreak, but Tralee kicked off its own party yesterday on The Mall and the fun will continue until February 2. There was a big screen set up in The Mall with the official countdown […]

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Just Mercy.

Finnegan On Film: ‘Just Mercy’ Is Well Worth Your Time

January 25, 2020 at 9:45 am 0 comments

Jamie Foxx gives an amazing performance in a powerful and important movie, says our movie guy, James Finnegan… ONE of my all-time favourite films – and books – is “To Kill a Mockingbird”. The story of how lawyer, Atticus Finch, defends a black man wrongly accused and convicted of raping […]

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Shane Conway under pressure. Photo by Dermot Crean

Kerry Hurling Team To Face Mayo Announced

January 24, 2020 at 9:40 pm 0 comments

THE Kerry hurling team to play Mayo in Round 1 of the Allianz Hurling League, Division 2A, tomorrow, Saturday, January 25, at 2pm in Elvery’s MacHale Park, Castlebar is as follows: 1. (GK) Martin Stackpoole,  Leac Sna 2. Sean Weir, Na Niallaigh Crotta 3. Bryan Murphy, An Tochar 4. Eric Leen, Naomh Breandanaigh 5. Tomas O’Connor, Na Niallaigh […]

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Kerry Team For League Opener Against Dublin Named

Kerry Team For League Opener Against Dublin Named

January 24, 2020 at 8:08 pm 0 comments

  AND so it begins again. Kerry kick-off their Allianz National Football League campaign with a marquee clash against the All-Ireland champions in Croke Park tomorrow night at 7.15pm. Despite some players being unavailable, it’s still a very strong side to face Dublin. David Moran won’t be taking part tomorrow […]

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Chamber Wants New Government To Create Hundreds Of Jobs A Year For Tralee

Chamber Wants New Government To Create Hundreds Of Jobs A Year For Tralee

January 24, 2020 at 2:44 pm 0 comments

TRALEE Chamber Alliance today released their General Election 2020 Manifesto, calling on the incoming Government to support the needs of Kerry’s Capital to create up to 400 new jobs a year. The detailed manifesto outlined a number of key areas to be addressed to support Tralee grow in population by […]

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Colin 'Poshey' Aherne.

Join Poshey And Co. For Final Night Of 31 Day Challenge Fundraiser

January 24, 2020 at 2:16 pm 0 comments

THE annual ’31 Day January Challenge for Positive Mental Health’ will, of course, come to an end next Friday and the organisers are inviting everyone — even those who haven’t been taking part in the challenge — to come together for the final 5k. Over €12,700 has already been raised […]

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The new play facility in the Town Park playground.

Town Park Playground’s €47,000 Extension Officially Opened

January 24, 2020 at 1:41 pm 0 comments

KERRY County Council has officially opened a new extension to the playground in Tralee Town Park which includes specialised play equipment for children with disabilities and special needs. Kerry County Council received grant aid of €12,000 from the Department of Children and Youth Affairs for the upgrade of the playground, […]

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Cllr Wants Something Done About Junction At The Kerries

Cllr Wants Something Done About Junction At The Kerries

January 24, 2020 at 11:32 am 0 comments

A TRALEE councillor wants something done about a junction on the outskirts of town, which he described as dangerous for motorists. Labour Councillor Terry O’Brien had a motion before the Tralee Municipal District meeting earlier this month that  Kerry County Council look at the junction linking to the Kerries road […]

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Call-Out To Artists To Submit For Kerry Visual Artists’ Showcase

Call-Out To Artists To Submit For Kerry Visual Artists’ Showcase

January 24, 2020 at 10:55 am 0 comments

KERRY County Council is inviting artists to express their interest in being part of the Kerry Visual Artists’ Showcase. The showcase is a professionally curated annual exhibition, for qualified artists, working across all media and genres within visual arts and who are from, or living in Kerry. It recognises local […]

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Mary O'Shea (seated centre) of O'Shea's Gala Blennerville hands over a cheque for €350 to Marian Moore and Treasa Walsh of St Vincent de Paul Tralee on Thursday night. Also included are members of Curraheen Choir, Brendan O'Brien, Cathy O'Grady, Phil Leen and Christy Browne. Photo by Dermot Crean

SVP Presented With Funds Raised By Choir At O’Shea’s Gala In Blennerville

January 24, 2020 at 10:16 am 0 comments

REPRESENTATIVES from St Vincent de Paul were on hand to accept a cheque for €350 at O’Shea’s Gala in Blennerville on Thursday night. The money was raised when the Curraheen Community Choir set sang carols for just one hour on an evening before Christmas, just outside the entrance to the […]

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Average Residential Property Price In Kerry Fell By 6% In Past Decade

Average Residential Property Price In Kerry Fell By 6% In Past Decade

January 24, 2020 at 10:00 am 0 comments

THERE were 390 residential buildings under construction in Kerry in December 2019, according to the latest GeoView Residential Buildings Report, published by GeoDirectory and EY-DKM. There were 1,443 residential property transactions (13% of these were new dwellings) in Kerry in the 12 months to October 2019, with an average property price of […]

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Nominees Sought For Connect Kerry Hair and Beauty Awards

Nominees Sought For Connect Kerry Hair and Beauty Awards

January 23, 2020 at 3:44 pm 0 comments

THE Connect Kerry Hair and Beauty Awards are now open for nominations. The glam event which takes place on Sunday March 1 at The Rose Hotel, Tralee, is inviting you to tell us who you feel is deserving of an award in the Beauty Industry. “The Connect Kerry Hair and […]

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Daly Criticises Fine Gael Cllr’s Comments On Health Service Privatisation

Daly Criticises Fine Gael Cllr’s Comments On Health Service Privatisation

January 23, 2020 at 3:19 pm 0 comments

SINN Féin Councillor Pa Daly has criticised the comments of a Kerry Fine Gael candidate who suggested privatising the health service after a period of time if reforms did not work. Speaking on Radio Kerry, Listowel Municipal District Cllr, Mike Kennelly, said that the current reform process by the HSE […]

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‘Meet And Greet’ Local Gardaí At Event In Tralee

‘Meet And Greet’ Local Gardaí At Event In Tralee

January 23, 2020 at 2:07 pm 0 comments

GARDAI in Kerry are inviting local communities to a ‘meet and greet’ opportunity at over 300 venues across Ireland, including four in Kerry, on Friday, January 31. Local Gardaí, IFA branch representatives and representatives from community groups involved in the National Rural Safety Forum, will engage with the local community […]

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Mike and Sinead McCarthy

Tralee Business Wins At Irish Wedding Awards 2020

January 23, 2020 at 11:33 am 0 comments

A TRALEE business is celebrating this week after winning a category at the 4th Irish Wedding Awards 2020 in Dublin on Monday night. The Kerry Wedding Store & Bridal Boutique won the Wedding Boutique of the Year Munster award. The business is run by Michael and Sinead McCarthy and opened […]

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Aldi Recruiting 13 Staff For Jobs In Kerry Stores

Aldi Recruiting 13 Staff For Jobs In Kerry Stores

January 23, 2020 at 10:39 am 0 comments

ALDI announced today that it is recruiting 13 staff for its stores in Kerry. Opportunities available include Store Assistant and Assistant Store Manager roles across Aldi’s seven Kerry stores. The supermarket giant also announced that it is increasing its minimum wage rate to match the Living Wage Technical Group’s recommended […]

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Contestants Sought For London Rose Selection

Contestants Sought For London Rose Selection

January 23, 2020 at 10:19 am 0 comments

THE London Rose centre is looking for entrants for their selection for this year’s Rose of Tralee festival. They are hosting a Q&A night at Bentley’s Mayfair on February 10 for potential applicants. The event will be starting at 7.30pm with the attendees given the opportunity to speak with the […]

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Kerry People Encouraged To Enter EY Entrepreneur Of The Year Programme

Kerry People Encouraged To Enter EY Entrepreneur Of The Year Programme

January 23, 2020 at 10:07 am 0 comments

KERRY entrepreneurs are encouraged to put themselves forward for the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year 2020 programme. They have the chance to follow in the footsteps of well-known Kerry business people as Brian McCarthy, Fexco; Jerry Kennelly, Stockbyte; Alan Scroope, Freeflow; Mike Fitzgerald, Altobridge and Edmond Harty, Dairymaster have all won […]

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