Archive for February, 2019

Musician John Spillane (centre) with Principal of Presentation Primary School John Hickey and Chairperson of the Parents Association Donal O'Callaghan in front of pupils before the concert in the school hall on Friday. Photo by Dermot Crean

John Spillane Entertains At Presentation Primary School

February 4, 2019 at 11:39 am Comments are Disabled

A WELL-KNOWN musician entertained pupils from a local school on Friday. Presentation Primary School facilitated a concert by the renowned John Spillane, in association with Tony O’ Flaherty of Sonas Recording and the International award-winning Academy of Dance under the directorship of Clarissa Michaux. John performed songs from his triple […]

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Artists Invited To Take Part In Kerry Visual Artists’ Showcase

Artists Invited To Take Part In Kerry Visual Artists’ Showcase

February 4, 2019 at 11:25 am Comments are Disabled

PROFESSIONAL artists in Kerry are being invited by Kerry County Council to express their interest in being part of the Kerry Visual Arts Showcase, an annual selected exhibition for professional artists which takes place each year at Government Buildings in Killarney in September. Artists are being asked to download information […]

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Action from the game. Photo by Liam Ryan

REPORT/PHOTOS: Warriors Back To Winning Ways As Saints Sent Marching Home

February 4, 2019 at 10:55 am Comments are Disabled

Alan Cantwell reports on Garvey’s Tralee Warriors win at the complex on Saturday night… Garvey’s Tralee Warriors 89 DCU Saints 55 GARVEY’S Tralee Warriors returned to winning ways in emphatic style with a surprisingly easy win over DCU Saints at the Tralee Sports Complex on Saturday night. As a result […]

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REPORT: Disappointment As Kerry Lose At Home To Westmeath

February 4, 2019 at 10:52 am Comments are Disabled

Mike O’Halloran reflects on how Kerry lost against Westmeath on Sunday in Austin Stack Park… Kerry 2-17 Westmeath 4-13 With 52 minutes on the clock Kerry were six points ahead and looking like they would gather another two points from the lakesiders. They led on a scoreline of Kerry 1-14 […]

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SPONSORED: Caherleaheen NS Hosts Open Week To Showcase A Wonderful School

SPONSORED: Caherleaheen NS Hosts Open Week To Showcase A Wonderful School

February 3, 2019 at 12:43 pm Comments are Disabled

IF your child is starting school this September, then a visit to Caherleaheen this coming week is definitely worth considering as they are holding an open week every morning from 9am to 10.30am, Monday to Friday. Caherleaheen  National School is a vibrant, active and busy school with almost 200 boys and girls, […]

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Young Siún O'Connor with mom Carol and grandmother Catherine Myers at the Caherleaheen NS Grandparents Day on Friday. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Grandparents Celebrated On Visit To Caherleaheen NS

February 3, 2019 at 12:18 pm Comments are Disabled

THREE generations of families enjoyed a wonderful time at Caherleaheen National School on Friday for Grandparents Day. The children were busy for the past week or so, gathering photos and information about their grandparents and the occasion also served a celebration of St Brigid as Principal Mary Connolly explained. “The […]

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Aine Quane and Eilis Gillespie at the Kilmoyley GAA Club Social at Ballyroe Heights Hotel on Friday night. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Kilmoyley GAA Holds Annual Social In Ballyroe

February 3, 2019 at 12:17 pm Comments are Disabled

WHILE the ‘big one’ wasn’t on show this year, around 120 of the Kilmoyley GAA faithful showed up in the Ballyroe Heights Hotel on Friday night for their annual social. The seniors came agonisingly close to winning the county championship in 2018, but they’ll be back this summer to try […]

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Michelle Corr, Karen O'Sullivan, Alan O'Halloran and Adrian Kenny, Ballyheigue, at the Kerry Badminton Association Table Quiz at O'Donnell's Mounthawk on Friday night. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Kerry Badminton Faithful Turn Up For Table Quiz At O’Donnells

February 3, 2019 at 12:17 pm Comments are Disabled

THEY came from clubs all over the county for a table quiz on Friday night to raise funds for the Kerry Badminton Association. There were around 15 tables taken at O’Donnell’s Bar in Mounthawk and the organisers were happy with the turnout. “This is about raising funds for our county […]

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Susan, Judy and Aideen Griffin at the Tralee Rugby Club Table Quiz at The Ashe Hotel on Friday night. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Massive Turnout For Tralee Rugby Club’s Fundraising Table Quiz

February 2, 2019 at 11:38 am Comments are Disabled

WHICH colour on the Indian flag is sacred to Hindus? In which country is the ancient city of Petra? Who is Sir Thomas John Woodward better known as? Well those were some of the questions posed at Tralee Rugby Club’s fundraising table quiz at The Ashe Hotel on Friday night. A fantastic turnout […]

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Aoibhe Healy with grandparents Helen and Dan Healy at the Gaelscoil Mhic Easmainn Grandparents Day on Friday. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Gaelscoil Mhic Easmainn Welcomes The Older Generation For Grandparents Day

February 2, 2019 at 11:11 am Comments are Disabled

THERE was great fun at Gaelscoil Mhic Easmainn on Friday as the older generation came to the school for grandparents day. It was a chance for the children and indeed the school to show their appreciation for grans and granddads on a day which proves immensely popular every year. “There’s […]

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Natalie Mason (centre) with Angel Hussey and Nicole Sheffy of Kerry ETB Hairdressing courseafter after getting her hair dyed purple in aid of the Irish Cancer Society.

Natalie Goes Purple For Cancer Charity

February 2, 2019 at 10:53 am Comments are Disabled

A STUDENT in St Ita’s and St Joseph’s showed her generosity this week by getting her hair dyed purple for charity. Nineteen year old Natalie Mason is in her final year of her Leaving Cert Applied course in the school and came up with the idea to raise funds for […]

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At the presentation of the cheque to Cuan Mhuire were, front from left; Principal of Presentation Secondary School Mary Kennelly, Shannon Browne, Sr Bríd of Cuan Mhuire, Ciara O'Mahony and Vice-Principal Chrissie Kelly. Back  from left; Erica Lucid, teachers Sheila O'Connell, Norma Foley and Yvonne Rice and Lisa Curran. Photo by Dermot Crean

Presentation Students Present Cheques To Two Charities

February 2, 2019 at 10:50 am Comments are Disabled

TWO cheques were presented by Presentation Secondary Tralee students this week to Cuan Mhuire and the Irish Cancer Society. Transition Year Students  from Presentation Secondary School Tralee presented a cheque for €1000 to former Principal Sr Brid Clifford in aid of Cuan Mhuire, which is Ireland’s largest voluntary provider of Rehabilitation […]

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Here’s The Kerry Ladies Team To Face Clare On Sunday

Here’s The Kerry Ladies Team To Face Clare On Sunday

February 2, 2019 at 10:16 am Comments are Disabled

THE Kerry Ladies team to face Clare in Round 1 of the Lidl Ladies National Football League Division 2 Round 1 fixture has been announced. The venue is Doonbeg, Co. Clare and the game throws in at 2pm. The team is as follows; 1. Sinead Warren, Rathmore 2. Eilis Lynch, Castleisland Desmonds 3. Aislinn Desmond, Rathmore […]

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Know Your Rights: Applying To College After February 1

February 2, 2019 at 10:15 am Comments are Disabled

Know Your Rights has been compiled by Kerry Citizens Information Service which provides a free and confidential service to the public… Question: The closing date for applying to college was February 1. Can I still apply? Answer: You apply for almost all full-time undergraduate courses through the Central Applications Office (CAO). This […]

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McCann At The Movies: McKay Pulls No Punches In ‘Vice’

McCann At The Movies: McKay Pulls No Punches In ‘Vice’

February 2, 2019 at 10:15 am Comments are Disabled

John McCann says there are terrific actors on top form in Adam McKay’s ‘Vice’… Director Adam McKay rested his comedic chops in 2015, and changed artistic direction with his critically acclaimed feature ‘The Big Short’, which saw the director explain the financial crash of 2008 in his own unique way […]

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A battle for the ball in midfield. Photo by Dermot Crean

Here’s The Kerry Team To Face Westmeath

February 1, 2019 at 8:33 pm Comments are Disabled

AFTER a great start to Kerry’s league season last Saturday when the hurlers beat Antrim above in Belfast, it’s back to Austin Stack Park on Sunday to face visitors Westmeath in the Allianz Hurling League Division 2A at 2pm. The team is as follows; 1. Martin Stackpoole capt (Lixnaw) 2. John Buckley […]

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Diarmuid O'Connor is in midfield for the clash with Louth.

Kerry Team To Face Cavan On Sunday Named

February 1, 2019 at 8:19 pm Comments are Disabled

AFTER last week’s impressive show against Tyrone in Killarney, it’s a trip north for the Kerry senior football team for Sunday’s clash against Cavan in the Allianz Football League Division 1. Peter Keane made a few changes from the team last Friday night for the Tyrone game so don’t be […]

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Funding Announced For Roads In And Around Tralee

Funding Announced For Roads In And Around Tralee

February 1, 2019 at 4:38 pm Comments are Disabled

FUNDING of over €1.5m has been announced for two road projects near Tralee. It comes as the Minister of State at the Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport, Brendan Griffin, announced funding of over €22m from the Department to go towards works on Kerry’s Regional and Local roads in 2019. Included […]

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Tralee, Ballybunion And Waterville Included In Top 100 Golf Courses In World List

Tralee, Ballybunion And Waterville Included In Top 100 Golf Courses In World List

February 1, 2019 at 4:04 pm Comments are Disabled

TRALEE and two other Kerry golf courses have been included in a Top 100 Golf Courses In The World list. Online golf reservation service, Golfscape, collaborated with renowned industry leaders to rank the ‘World’s Top 100 Golf Courses’. Tralee came in 69th position, Waterville in 29th and Ballybunion Old Course in 17th. St […]

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Funding Announced For Stretch Of Road Between Tralee And Ballybunion

Funding Announced For Stretch Of Road Between Tralee And Ballybunion

February 1, 2019 at 3:21 pm Comments are Disabled

FUNDING of €300,000 from the Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport is to go towards works to prepare the R556 Dale Road for full reconstruction. Kerry Fine Gael TD and Minister of State at the Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport, Brendan Griffin welcomed the funding which is part of an […]

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Number Of Patients Waiting On Trolleys In UHK Down In January On Same Month Last Year

Number Of Patients Waiting On Trolleys In UHK Down In January On Same Month Last Year

February 1, 2019 at 12:11 pm Comments are Disabled

THE number of patients waiting on trolleys in the Emergency Department and wards at University Hospital Kerry decreased in January on the same month in 2018, according to the latest figures from the Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation (INMO). There were 297 patients waiting on trolleys last month, compared to […]

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Tina Walsh, Tina Curtin and Loretta O'Sullivan at the final night of the 31 Day Challenge at Baile Mhuire Day Care Centre on Thursday night. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: 31 Day Challenge Raises Around €8,200 For Charities

February 1, 2019 at 8:48 am Comments are Disabled

IT’S been a long month, but a worthwhile one for those who took part in the 31 Day Challenge  to promote positive mental health in 2019. The challenge was for people to go for a walk or run 5k everyday over the month and to donate €1 for every day […]

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