Archive for November, 2020

Cathaoirleach of Kerry County Council Patrick Connor Scarteen.

First Online Meeting Of Kerry County Council Takes Place

November 16, 2020 at 4:13 pm Comments are Disabled

THE first ever online meeting of Kerry County Council took place on Monday following the signing of the necessary ministerial order to enable local authorities to meet remotely and to allow councillors to vote on various matters. The Cathaoirleach of Kerry County Council, Cllr Patrick Connor-Scarteen, chaired the meeting from […]

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Tralee Parnells GAA Club News

Tralee Parnells GAA Club News

November 16, 2020 at 12:49 pm Comments are Disabled

Tralee Parnells Hurling & Camogie Club AGM The club held its AGM last Friday night virtually via Zoom. As the club now has Senior club status, Tralee Parnells elected a Senior Chairperson & Secretary for the first time. At a well attended meeting, the following was a list of the […]

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St Pats GAA Club News

St Pats GAA Club News

November 16, 2020 at 12:09 pm Comments are Disabled

Lotto There was no winner of our Club Lotto Jackpot on Sunday night last. The numbers drawn were 02, 13, 14 and 20. The five €30 consolation prizes went to Patrick Dillane Clahane, Cliona Ekren Blackrock, Siobhan O’Connor Curraheen, Mary Savage Curraheen and John Savage Annagh Lawn. Next week’s Lotto […]

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Ballymacelligott GAA Club News

Ballymacelligott GAA Club News

November 16, 2020 at 11:57 am Comments are Disabled

Ballymac GAA Club AGM 2020 The Ballymacelligott GAA Club AGM will take place physically on Sunday January 3rd at 2pm once Government Guidelines allow, venue to be confirmed. Should it prove impossible to hold our AGM physically at that time it will be held online the following Sunday 10th January […]

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Former Debenhams Tralee Workers Organise Canned Food Drive In Aid Of Tralee Soup Kitchen

Former Debenhams Tralee Workers Organise Canned Food Drive In Aid Of Tralee Soup Kitchen

November 16, 2020 at 10:45 am Comments are Disabled

THE Tralee Debenhams workers protesting at Manor West have organised a canned food drive in aid of Tralee Soup Kitchen to take place tomorrow (Tuesday). The drive marks 222 days of the workers fighting for fair redundancy terms. The Tralee Picket Line will take donations for the Soup Kitchen and […]

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Rory Kirby.

Rory’s Play Wins €3,000 Prize In RTE Radio Drama Awards

November 16, 2020 at 10:06 am Comments are Disabled

A TRALEE man has come third in a prestigious radio drama awards. Rory Kirby’s play ‘The Gypsy Girl’ made the top three in the RTÉ PJ O’Connor Radio Drama Awards which has been running for over 30 years and celebrates the best in new Irish writing. “I am beyond delighted to have […]

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Jack Nicholson and Helen Hunt in 'As Good As It Gets'.

Finnegan On Films: Some ‘Odd Couple’ Relationship Stories On Netflix

November 14, 2020 at 11:17 am Comments are Disabled

James Finnegan looks at some movies, old and new, which are worth a look on Netflix… In the spirit of hope and romance, I thought we might look at some films that are a little bit quirky, but also have a resonance of ‘odd couples’ in this week’s Netflix selection. […]

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Tralee Jobless Figure Fell Slightly In October

Tralee Jobless Figure Fell Slightly In October

November 14, 2020 at 11:09 am Comments are Disabled

THE Tralee jobless figure fell in October by 43 on the previous month but was up by just over 1% on the same month in 2019. However, 13,547 employees and self-employed people in the county are getting the Pandemic Unemployment Payment. The Live Register figures for Tralee shows there were […]

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Status Yellow Wind Warning For Kerry On Saturday Afternoon

Status Yellow Wind Warning For Kerry On Saturday Afternoon

November 13, 2020 at 9:46 pm Comments are Disabled

IT’S going to get very windy tomorrow in Kerry to go along with the heavy showers expected. In fact, a Status Yellow Wind warning for Munster has been issued by Met Éireann. Strong and gusty southwest to west winds with gusts in excess of 90km/h. The warning is valid from 11am on […]

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Louise Quill in the 'Kilimanjaro Mama' documentary.

Award-Winning Documentary On Tralee Woman To Be Made Available On YouTube

November 13, 2020 at 3:58 pm 1 comment

THE award- winning and uplifting documentary ‘Kilimanjaro Mama’ is to be made available to the public to view for free on YouTube next week. Due for release on Friday, November 20 at 8pm, ‘Kilimanjaro Mama’ invites audiences into theinspiring world of Kerry woman Louise Quill and documents her unrelenting passion […]

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Council Urges Public To Get Involved In Waste Awareness Week

Council Urges Public To Get Involved In Waste Awareness Week

November 13, 2020 at 11:53 am Comments are Disabled

KERRY County Council and the Southern Regional Waste Management Planning Office are highlighting the role that everyone in Kerry can play in reducing waste during Waste Awareness Week which runs from next Monday to Friday, November 16-20. An online publicity campaign will focus on the facilities available at Kerry’s five […]

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Kerry County Council buildings in Rathass.

Council Receives Rates Rebate Of Over €11.7m

November 13, 2020 at 11:00 am Comments are Disabled

KERRY County Council has to this point in November received a total sum of €11,778,139.23 of a commercial rates rebate from the Government. The rates rebate covers the period from March – January since the onset of the Covid-19 pandemic. This is not the full allocation as a further payment […]

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Kerry Artists Invited To Apply For ‘Platform 31’ Bursary

Kerry Artists Invited To Apply For ‘Platform 31’ Bursary

November 12, 2020 at 4:38 pm Comments are Disabled

KERRY artists are invited to apply to be in with a chance of receiving an €8,000 bursary as part of the ‘Platform 31’ initiative. The Association of Local Authority Arts Officers (LAAOs), in collaboration with the Arts Council, present PLATFORM 31 – a national opportunity for artists to develop their […]

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Minister Foley Announces €1.9m In Grants For Kerry Schools

Minister Foley Announces €1.9m In Grants For Kerry Schools

November 12, 2020 at 4:01 pm Comments are Disabled

MINISTER for Education Norma Foley TD has today announced €1.9 million in minor works grants for primary and post-primary schools in Kerry to be paid in early December, 2020. The €1.9 million payments involve an additional €1m funding for Covid-19 related Minor Works at post-primary level and bringing forward from 2021 the […]

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Council Encourages Public To Shine A Light For Road Safety This Sunday

Council Encourages Public To Shine A Light For Road Safety This Sunday

November 12, 2020 at 2:02 pm Comments are Disabled

KERRY County Council is encouraging people in the county to shine a light for road safety on World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims this Sunday. The campaign, in memory for all of those who have lost their lives on our roads, will see council buildings across Ireland lit […]

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REVIEW: A Taste Of Lockdown Luxury With The Meadowlands Care Package

REVIEW: A Taste Of Lockdown Luxury With The Meadowlands Care Package

November 12, 2020 at 12:00 pm Comments are Disabled

WITH Level 5 Restrictions still in place, there isn’t much to look forward to these days. Visiting friends and relations is restricted and nights on the town seem a long way off, so good folks at The Meadowlands Hotel have come up with the perfect initiative in challenging times to put […]

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Gleensk Viaduct on the South Kerry Greenway.

Planning Permission Granted For South Kerry Greenway

November 12, 2020 at 11:25 am Comments are Disabled

AN Bord Pleanala has granted planning permission (subject to conditions) for the €20m South Kerry Greenway which has the potential to transform tourism in the area. The Cathaoirleach of Kerry County Council, Cllr Patrick Connor-Scarteen has welcomed the decision for the development of the South Kerry Greenway which will be […]

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Na Gaeil GAA To Go Ahead With Virtual Race Night Next Month

Na Gaeil GAA To Go Ahead With Virtual Race Night Next Month

November 11, 2020 at 8:16 pm Comments are Disabled

WITH COVID restrictions remaining in place and large indoor gatherings unlikely to return for months, sports clubs have had to become more inventive when it comes to fundraising activities. Na Gaeil GAA usually holds their annual race night around this time of the year and are determined that the show […]

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Dingle Lit Festival To Take Place Online Later This Month

Dingle Lit Festival To Take Place Online Later This Month

November 11, 2020 at 9:16 am Comments are Disabled

THERE’LL be lockdown solace for literature lovers this month, as a festival out west makes a welcome return. Dingle’s newest festival, Dingle Lit, will bring the spotlight back onto the West Kerry town from November 20-22, welcoming authors, poets and publishers to the ambitious interactive virtual festival. The second ever […]

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Tadhg Fleming with the new Huawei phone.

Tadhg Fleming Launches New Phone For Tech Giant Huawei

November 10, 2020 at 8:47 pm Comments are Disabled

BALLYMAC native Tadhg Fleming has partnered up with global tech giant Huawei to launch their new product on the Irish market. A survey, undertaken to mark the launch of the new HUAWEI P Smart 2021, revealed that more than half of Irish people spent up to 9 hours a day on […]

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Sponsored: CBS The Green To Host Virtual Open Night On Thursday

Sponsored: CBS The Green To Host Virtual Open Night On Thursday

November 10, 2020 at 11:39 am Comments are Disabled

CBS The Green is to showcase its many facilities and attributes during a virtual open night on the school website this Thursday evening from 6pm. It’s a chance for parents and guardians to have a look at the Catholic all-boys secondary school which is proud of its record in the provision […]

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Luke Bishop and Aileen Assa of GAllys loading up coffees and cakes to deliver to the Palliative Care Unit at University Hospital Kerry. Photo by Dermot Crean

Gally’s Raises Over €1,500 For Recovery Haven With Drive-Thru Event

November 10, 2020 at 10:17 am Comments are Disabled

GALLYS Bar and Restaurant’s fundraising efforts on Monday for Recovery Haven were a massive success, raising over €1,500. Gally’s on the Castlemaine Road urged people to visit their drive-thru facility between during the day and pick up a coffee and confectionery treat for just €5. All proceeds were donated to Recovery […]

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Radio Kerry's Deirdre Walsh (centre) with Andrea O'Donoghue and Maura Sullivan of Kerry Hospice Foundation launching he 'Light To Remember' virtual tree recently. Photo by Dermot Crean

‘Light To Remember’ Virtual Tree Returns To Help Kerry Hospice Foundation

November 10, 2020 at 9:45 am Comments are Disabled

AN annual fundraiser for Kerry Hospice is back this Christmas and your help is needed to make it a success. This is the third year of the ‘Light To Remember’ virtual tree and with the website now live, the Hospice is inviting people to log on to leave a tribute […]

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Austin Stacks

Austin Stacks GAA Club News

November 10, 2020 at 9:09 am Comments are Disabled

PAUL LUCEY RUN UPDATE: We are pleased to advise that some of the funds raised from the Paul Lucey run/walk will contribute to the installation of two shower units in the club dressingrooms in Connolly Pk. This project has been on the wish list of the Austin Stacks Ladies Club […]

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Status Yellow Rainfall Warning Issued For Kerry

Status Yellow Rainfall Warning Issued For Kerry

November 9, 2020 at 8:41 pm Comments are Disabled

THE weather will take a turn for the worse again tomorrow evening with heavy rain on the way. There’s sufficient rain to merit Met Éireann issuing a Status Yellow Rainfall Warning for Kerry, Galway, Mayo and Cork. 25 to 40mm is expected, higher in mountainous regions. Localised flooding will occur. […]

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Na Gaeil GAA Club News

Na Gaeil GAA Club News

November 9, 2020 at 5:55 pm Comments are Disabled

Thanks    Thanks to Jack Barry, Diarmuid O’Connor and the Kerry team and management for the hours of entertainment and satisfaction they have given us over the last few years .We had many memorable trips to Croke Park and had the pleasure of experiencing some epic encounters against some top class […]

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Tralee Parnells GAA Club News

Tralee Parnells GAA Club News

November 9, 2020 at 5:52 pm Comments are Disabled

Tralee Parnells area asking as many of our adults and juvenile members  to do a 5k during the week and register as a (not)parkrun. It’s a great way to promote fitness and good mental health especially as we come into winter and the second lockdown is tough on everyone. People […]

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Paul Hayes , Kerins O’ Rahilly pictured here with a district team many years ago

Kerins O’Rahillys GAA Club News

November 9, 2020 at 5:39 pm Comments are Disabled

ACADAMH NA nÓG We might not be able to play football at the moment and have our usual Halloween get together but we still enjoyed Halloween. Congrats to the girls and boys in our Juvenile Academy whose names were drawn for the Halloween draw. U6 Girls- Rachel Lawlor U6 Boys […]

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Over 1,000 Students Virtually Celebrate IT Tralee Graduation Day

Over 1,000 Students Virtually Celebrate IT Tralee Graduation Day

November 9, 2020 at 5:26 pm Comments are Disabled

THE ‘Class of 2020’ received their graduation awards at the Institute of Technology, Tralee’s Virtual Conferring of Awards Ceremonies on Friday. This year’s graduation was noticeably different as it was held virtually online due to the COVID19 Pandemic. The innovative online ceremonies were broadcast on the IT Tralee website with […]

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Pictured at University Hospital Kerry this week, l-r: Andrew Macilwraith (Chief Fire Officer), Tom Brosnan (Kerry Civil Defence), Sgt Tim O’Keeffe (An Garda Síochána), Charlie O’Sullivan (Director of Roads, Transportation and Marine, Kerry County Council), Fearghal Grimes (General Manager, University Hospital Kerry).

Kerry People Urged To Be ‘Winter Ready’ This Season

November 9, 2020 at 1:38 pm Comments are Disabled

STATUTORY and public bodies in Kerry are urging members of the public to be prepared for the winter months and to be ‘Winter Ready.’ The HSE, Kerry County Council and An Garda Síochána are encouraging households to make preparations for adverse weather, particularly during the current pandemic, and to ensure […]

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