Archive for November, 2020

Junior Locke of St Vincent de Paul at the Donation Centre in Monavalley. Photo by Dermot Crean

SVP Tralee Hopes For Public Support As They Face Busiest Christmas In Years

November 25, 2020 at 10:50 am 1 comment

2020 has been a year for forget for most people. It has brought hardship, poverty, isolation and loneliness, but it has also shown the power of community and nowhere has this been more evident than at St Vincent de Paul. With just a month to go to Christmas, Manager at the […]

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Launching John Cleary's latest book at Blennerville Windmill on Saturday were  Radio Kerry's Deirdre Walsh and John Cleary. Photo by Dermot Crean

John Cleary’s New Book Is A Picture Perfect Gift For Christmas

November 25, 2020 at 10:14 am Comments are Disabled

By Con Dennehy Top Kerry photographer John Cleary has a keen eye for catching day to day life in Kerry and has now produced some of his stunning images in his fifth book which is set to take Kerry by storm. Every Picture Tells A Story, is the latest gem […]

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Mercy Mounthawk Transition Years preparing for the annual fashion show. From left; Adam Dinner, Coren Hughes, Bríd O'Brien, Róisín Reidy, Anna Kerdzaia, Daisy Nowak and Thomas Maguire. Photo by Dermot Crean

COVID Can’t Stop Annual Mercy Mounthawk Fundraising Fashion Show

November 25, 2020 at 9:52 am Comments are Disabled

IN this most surreal of years, some things remain the same…well, sort of! The annual Mercy Mounthawk Fashion Show will return once again but, of course, it’s going to take place online due to COVID restrictions. “The theme of this year’s show is ‘Don’t Stop Me Now’. Reflective of the times we […]

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Brendan Culloty, Manager of Hugh Culloty; Ethan Fitzgerald, Student, Mercy Mounthawk; and Rachel Fitzgerald, Chairperson of Mercy Mounthawk Parents' Council.

Great Prizes In Raffle To Help Buy Technology Equipment In Mercy Mounthawk

November 24, 2020 at 4:39 pm Comments are Disabled

MERCY Mounthawk Parents’ Council is running a Christmas Technology Raffle with some fantastic prizes to be won by parents of students in the school. Tralee-based Aspen Grove Solutions has donated a generous amount of money to the parents’ council to help them raise funds for technology within the school. This […]

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Top Irish Artists For Series Of Performances At INEC

Top Irish Artists For Series Of Performances At INEC

November 24, 2020 at 4:31 pm Comments are Disabled

DETAILS of a series of performances funded by the Department of Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media set to take place in The Gleneagle INEC Arena this December were announced today. Under the Live Performance Support Scheme, the Gleneagle INEC Arena has been granted €400,000 to use in the […]

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Mercy Mounthawk students Conor Bradshaw, Dara Newsome and David Hughes with the two awards they won at Scifest 2020 last weekend. Photo by Dermot Crean

Mercy Mounthawk Students Win Two National Scifest Awards

November 24, 2020 at 11:56 am Comments are Disabled

THREE Mercy Mounthawk students were celebrating this week after winning two prestigious awards at Scifest 2020, which was held over the past weekend. Dara Newsome, David Hughes and Conor Bradshaw’s ‘Specs’ project — an adapted spectacle system for Dementia patients — won both the Intel Technology Award and the Boston Scientific […]

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Ballymullen roundabout.

Tralee Green Party Rep Calls For Greater Protection For Cyclists At Roundabouts

November 24, 2020 at 11:15 am 2 comments

THE Green Party Tralee representative has called for safe cycling routes on roundabouts after a young girl was knocked off her bike in a hit and run incident last week. Anne-Marie Fuller was speaking after the incident last Thursday evening where the girl received minor injuries after she was hit […]

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HQ Tralee And Listowel Affiliated To Newly Formed Network

HQ Tralee And Listowel Affiliated To Newly Formed Network

November 24, 2020 at 10:01 am Comments are Disabled

HAPPEN, a network of co-working spaces in the Midwest region, was launched last week with HQ Tralee and Listowel affiliated to the newly formed group. The network, facilitated by Innovate Limerick and the Local Enterprise Offices (LEOs) in Clare, Limerick, and Tipperary, comprises both public and private co-working spaces across […]

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Pictured at the Austin Stacks commemoration ceremony for the victims of Bloody Sunday L/r Adrienne McLoughlin, Carmel Quilter O’Neill, Eamonn O’ Reilly, Jim Naughton, Billy Ryle, Eddie Barrett and Mairéad Fernane.

Austin Stacks GAA Club News

November 24, 2020 at 9:45 am Comments are Disabled

1920 COMMEMORATION CEREMONY: The commemoration ceremony for the victims of Bloody Sunday held at the club grounds on Saturday night went very well. The forecourt was lit up with the outside lights and the ceremony was held out of doors. Because of the Level 5 pandemic restrictions the club membership […]

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Free Online Yoga And Mindfulness Sessions Hosted By Healthy Kerry Website

Free Online Yoga And Mindfulness Sessions Hosted By Healthy Kerry Website

November 24, 2020 at 9:27 am Comments are Disabled

BUILDING on the success of and feedback from the week-long Kerry Mental Health and Wellbeing Fest held in October, the interagency committee have organised a series of free online mindfulness and chair yoga sessions to take place for 15 minutes each weekday from Monday, November 30 to Friday, December 18. […]

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Ballymacelligott GAA Club News

Ballymacelligott GAA Club News

November 23, 2020 at 4:38 pm Comments are Disabled

Well Done to Kerry Senior Hurling Team Congratulations to The Kerry Senior Hurling team and our own Senior player Tomás O’Connor on their well-deserved victory over Carlow on Saturday last. Kerry are now through to the Final of the Joe McDonagh Cup which will be played in Croke Park on […]

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Ardfert GAA Club News

Ardfert GAA Club News

November 23, 2020 at 4:33 pm Comments are Disabled

CLUB LOTTO With the current social restrictions St Brendan’s / Ardfert GAA would encourage players to avail of our online facility by logging in to clubforce.com. Link can be found on our Facebook page. Alternatively, tickets are available at Horgan’s Centra and Ardfert Post Office. BONUS DRAW: Everyone who plays […]

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St Pats GAA Blenerville and Camp Juniors helping to promote Derryquay NS. Thanks to Johnny Enright and Seamus Murphy from St Pats and Brian Mehigan and Frank Vansteenkiste of Camp Juniors F.C.

St Pats GAA Club News

November 23, 2020 at 4:28 pm Comments are Disabled

Lotto   There was no winner of our Club Lotto Jackpot on Sunday night last. The numbers drawn were 08, 10, 26 and 29. The five €30 consolation prizes went to Terry and Annette Boyle online, Joan Devane Blennerville, Joe Looby c/o Poff Motors, Mary Reidy Blennerville and Bridget Boyle […]

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Tralee Parnells GAA Club News

Tralee Parnells GAA Club News

November 23, 2020 at 4:14 pm Comments are Disabled

Eight Year Anniversary This time eight years ago a group of hurling enthusiasts got together to re-form the Tralee Parnells hurling club after a break of almost ninety years.  Since then, the club has grown from strength to strength and in 2019 the club was granted Senior status in both Hurling and Camogie. […]

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Na Gaeil GAA Club News

Na Gaeil GAA Club News

November 23, 2020 at 4:12 pm Comments are Disabled

Annual Mass    We extend a big thank you to Fr. Padraig Walsh for celebrating and live streaming our annual mass from St. Brendan’s Church on Thursday night last. It was a very moving celebration by Fr. Padraig who prayed especially for all our deceased members and also recounted memories of […]

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Tralee Toastmasters Club Distinguishes Itself Yet Again

Tralee Toastmasters Club Distinguishes Itself Yet Again

November 23, 2020 at 4:01 pm Comments are Disabled

TRALEE Toastmasters Club has been awarded the Presidents Distinguished Club designation for the 2019-20 program year. In the official notification received from Toastmasters International Board of Directors, they state that: “Distinguished Clubs provide a supportive and positive learning environment that guides members to success.  This superior member experience, in turn, helps […]

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Kerins O’Rahillys GAA Club News

Kerins O’Rahillys GAA Club News

November 23, 2020 at 3:43 pm Comments are Disabled

OUR TRIBUTE TO MARIE NIX Everyone who had the privilege of knowing our dear, sweet Marie is heartbroken on hearing that she passed away last Friday. Marie , a gentle, softly spoken lady was one of a kind. We all have wonderful memories of Marie over the years with the […]

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Gardaí Seek Information On Hit And Run Incident In Tralee

Gardaí Seek Information On Hit And Run Incident In Tralee

November 23, 2020 at 3:33 pm Comments are Disabled

GARDAI in Tralee are appealing to the public for information into a hit and run incident involving a young cyclist last week. On Thursday evening last, November 19 at about 7.15pm, a young girl was cycling at the Ballymullen roundabout towards the Tralee Harriers athletics grounds when she was struck […]

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Celebrating Gold Membership in the Origin Green Sustainability Programme are  Gearoid Linnane, CEO, Lee Strand (front) with back (l to r) James Sugrue, Plant Manager, Deirdre Foley, Farm Advisor, Maurice O’Connor, Production Manager, Ciara Herlihy, Assistant Technical Manager.

Bord Bia Awards Lee Strand Gold Membership In ‘Origin Green’ Programme

November 23, 2020 at 1:41 pm Comments are Disabled

LEE Strand was recognised for their exceptional performance and commitment to sustainability with Gold Membership at the virtual Origin Green 2020 awards on Thursday, last. The online event was addressed by Charlie McConalogue, TD, Minister for Agriculture, Food & Marine and recognised twenty-six companies in the food and beverage sector […]

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Kerry Projects Win At All-Ireland Community Awards

Kerry Projects Win At All-Ireland Community Awards

November 23, 2020 at 10:25 am Comments are Disabled

KERRY’S Dingle Food Festival and the Valentia Island Development Company were honoured at the all-Ireland Pride of Place community awards on Saturday evening. The awards, hosted by Marty Morrissey, took place online due to the Covid pandemic with 6,000 people logging in from across Ireland to see community groups pick […]

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Gardaí Seize €10,000 Of Suspected Cocaine In Listowel

Gardaí Seize €10,000 Of Suspected Cocaine In Listowel

November 23, 2020 at 9:57 am Comments are Disabled

GARDAI seized over €10,000 of suspected cocaine in Listowel on Saturday. At around 4.30pm an off duty Garda saw a man enter an apartment in Listowel with something concealed under his top. This information was passed on to detectives from Listowel Garda Station and a surveillance operation was put in […]

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Mayor of Tralee Terry O'Brien with his wife Teresa,children Mark and Millie and Town Crier Tim Landers at the switching on of the Christmas Lights in Tralee. Photo: Domnick Walsh

WATCH: Mayor Of Tralee Switches On The Christmas Lights

November 22, 2020 at 7:08 pm Comments are Disabled

NORMALLY the last Saturday of November sees the CH parade and the switching on of the Christmas light bring thousands to the town creating a wonderful festive atmosphere and officially kicking off Christmas in Tralee. But this isn’t a normal time. Instead, a week earlier than usual, the Lights were […]

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Status Yellow Rainfall Warning Issued For Kerry

Status Yellow Rainfall Warning Issued For Kerry

November 22, 2020 at 12:56 pm Comments are Disabled

A STATUS Yellow Rainfall warning is on the way for Kerry taking effect tomorrow, Monday. Met Éireann has issued the weather warning Kerry as well as Clare, Connacht and Donegal. Heavy rain will arrive later Monday, Monday night and Tuesday may cause some river and localised flooding. It’s valid for a […]

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Front Row: Marie Healy (wife of the late Lauri Healy), Mary O’ Brien ( Friend of Lauri Healy) , Pa Laide, CEO of Cara Credit Union
 
Back Row: Helen Geary, Tom Lawlor, Suzanne Ennis, Sean Roche, Richard Bono all Cara Credit Union

Still Time To Apply For Lauri Healy Community Sponsorship Awards

November 22, 2020 at 12:07 pm Comments are Disabled

CARA Credit Union is welcoming funding applications for community projects through their Lauri Healy Community Sponsorship Awards. 21 community groups and charitable organisations have already benefited from the awards and Sean Roche, the Chairperson of Cara Credit Union’s Community Sponsorship Committee said; “Cara Credit Union is very conscious of our ethos. […]

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Denny Street spectacular. Photo by Dermot Crean

Christmas Lights In Tralee To Be Officially Switched On This Sunday

November 21, 2020 at 2:35 pm Comments are Disabled

KERRY County Council’s Tralee Municipal District and the Mayor of Tralee, Cllr Terry O’Brien will present ‘When Christmas Comes to Town,’ a 360-degree Virtual Reality Christmas Lights Ceremony to mark the formal turning on of the Christmas Lights this weekend. While Friday night saw the lights being tested around town, […]

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John O'Keeffe  with artist Mike O'Donnell at the painting of the Kerry great in CBS The Green sports hall. Photo by Dermot Crean

Mike Creates A ‘Wall Of Fame’ With Painting Of GAA Legend At CBS The Green

November 21, 2020 at 1:02 pm Comments are Disabled

JOHN O’Keeffe has already been immortalised with his achievements on the field and his induction into the GAA Hall of Fame a few years ago, but now he holds a special place on a ‘wall of fame’ in the school where he taught for nearly three decades. Local artist Mike […]

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Council To Undertake Work On Surface Of Square This Sunday

Council To Undertake Work On Surface Of Square This Sunday

November 21, 2020 at 11:03 am Comments are Disabled

TRALEE Chamber have been advised that contractors for Kerry County Council are undertaking surface treatment to the Square & Abbey Plaza tomorrow, Sunday, November 22. Every effort is being made to minimise disruption, but it will mean there will be no through traffic in the Square/Abbey Plaza and there will […]

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Rebecca Poultney.

Rebecca Strives To Keep Christmas Alive For Tír Na nÓg Orphanage Children

November 21, 2020 at 10:39 am Comments are Disabled

A TRALEE woman was so inspired by an award-winning documentary that she decided to launch her own fundraiser to give back to an African community this Christmas. Rebecca Poultney, a second year student in University College Cork, has created the ‘Strive To Keep Christmas Alive’ campaign with funds raised going […]

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Deputy Pa Daly.

Deputy Daly Criticises Lack Of IDA Visits To Kerry

November 21, 2020 at 10:29 am Comments are Disabled

SINN Féin TD for Kerry, Pa Daly, has sharply criticised the lack of IDA visits to Kerry over the last number of years. He also wants to know why, COVID restrictions withstanding, why there was just one visit to Kerry in 2020 while neighbouring counties saw 15 or 16 visits. […]

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Know Your Rights: Prescription Charges For Medical Card Holders

Know Your Rights: Prescription Charges For Medical Card Holders

November 21, 2020 at 10:19 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: I have a medical card but I seem to be paying more than the monthly cap for prescription charges for my family. Why would this happen and how can […]

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