Archive for November, 2020

People Of North Kerry Urged To Help With Annual Shoebox Appeal

People Of North Kerry Urged To Help With Annual Shoebox Appeal

November 9, 2020 at 12:28 pm Comments are Disabled

TEAM Hope are looking for the people of North Kerry to help them with their Shoebox appeal this year as it has had to move online this year due to COVID restrictions. Throughout the years, the people of north Kerry, especially schoolchildren, have been incredible supporters of the Shoebox Appeal […]

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Kerry Businesses To Benefit From Online Retail Scheme Funding

Kerry Businesses To Benefit From Online Retail Scheme Funding

November 9, 2020 at 12:12 pm Comments are Disabled

RETAILERS in Kerry are among those set to benefit from new funding under the Government’s Online Retail Scheme. Minister of State for Business, Employment and Retail at the Department of Enterprise, Trade and Employment, Damien English TD, has announced a €5.3 million Online Retail Scheme, which is administered by Enterprise […]

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Council Looks For Public’s Views On Future Of Gap Of Dunloe

November 9, 2020 at 11:53 am Comments are Disabled

KERRY County Council is undertaking a broad public consultation over the coming months to seek the observations, views and suggestions of members of the public and stakeholders about how the Gap of Dunloe area should be managed into the future from many perspectives including tourism, transport, access and the environment. […]

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Ballymacelligott GAA Club News

Ballymacelligott GAA Club News

November 9, 2020 at 11:31 am Comments are Disabled

Ballymacelligott Volunteer Group up and running again   The Ballymacelligott Volunteer Group made up of about 50 members is ready and willing to help elderly, those alone and the vulnerable in the weeks ahead. They will deliver foodstuffs, medicine, fuel etc to anyone in the area who needs the support and […]

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St Pats GAA Club News

St Pats GAA Club News

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

Lotto   There was no winner of our Club Lotto Jackpot on Sunday night last. The numbers drawn were 04, 10, 19 and 23. The five €30 consolation prizes went to Kevin O’Shea Laurel Court, Elaine Daly Kerins Park, Marian Williams Curragraigue, Gillian Butler online and Norma Flynn Curraheen. Next […]

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Over €3.4m Allocated For Tralee-Fenit Greenway

Over €3.4m Allocated For Tralee-Fenit Greenway

November 9, 2020 at 9:46 am Comments are Disabled

FUNDING totalling €9,380,000 has been allocated for three Kerry-based Greenway projects under the allocations announced for Greenways in 2021 across the country. The Tralee-Fenit Greenway, which is currently under construction, will receive €3,440,000, and is due to be completed next year. €4,540,000 will go towards a greenway between Listowel and Tralee. […]

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Cllrs Sam Locke and Mikey Sheehy with, at back, Billy McElligott and Peter Locke, laying a wreath at the monument in Ballymullen on Sunday morning. Photo by Dermot Crean

Wreaths Laid At Monument To Remember Tralee People Who Died In Wars

November 8, 2020 at 3:03 pm 1 comment

WREATHS were laid on Sunday morning at the monument in Ballymullen to remember all those from Tralee who died serving in wars. Organised by Cllr Sam Locke to coincide with Remembrance Sunday, the occasion was also a chance to remember the members of the Defence Forces who lost their lives in […]

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Kerry Students Invited To Take Part In Science Week Event

Kerry Students Invited To Take Part In Science Week Event

November 7, 2020 at 1:54 pm Comments are Disabled

STUDENTS, teachers and parents in Kerry and across the country are being offered the opportunity to participate in a unique virtual science event as part of Science Week. ASPIRE with Abbott takes place on Nov. 12th in association with Science Foundation Ireland and is one of the flagship events of […]

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Outdoor art class at Presentation.

Sponsored: Take A Virtual Tour Of Presentation Secondary Tralee This Wednesday

November 7, 2020 at 12:42 pm Comments are Disabled

PRESENTATION Secondary School, Tralee will host a virtual tour of the school on this coming Wednesday, November 11, at 7pm. Presentation Secondary School is a school community where all individuals have the opportunity to develop their abilities and reach their potential in a caring and happy environment. A spirit of […]

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Conservation Officer with Kerry County Council Victoria McCarthy with Diarmuid Dineen of Ned O'Shea Construction and Niall Healy of John Casey and Company at Day Place on Friday. Photo by Dermot Crean

Conservation Work Completed At Day Place

November 7, 2020 at 10:01 am 1 comment

THIS week, one of Tralee’s finest architectural gems, the Georgian terrace at Day Place, saw the completion of a substantial programme of investment, thanks to funding from the Heritage Council, the Department of Housing, Planning and Local Government and the building owners. Kerry County Council applied for funding to the […]

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Tom Cruise in 'The Last Samurai'.

Finnegan On Films: Go Into Cruise Control On Netflix

November 7, 2020 at 9:59 am Comments are Disabled

James Finnegan picks three movies available on Netflix featuring the talented Mr Cruise… In these strange times, I thought it was time to bring in one of modern cinema’s ‘top guns’ (sorry!) – Tom Cruise. The star of films such as Born on the Fourth of July, Rain Man, The […]

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Kerry Side To Face Cork On Sunday Named

November 6, 2020 at 9:54 pm Comments are Disabled

THE championship has finally arrived for the Kerry senior football team and all eyes will be on Sunday’s Munster Championship semi-final in Páirc Uí Chaoimh (4.00pm) against great rivals Cork. The team was named earlier this evening and it shows just one change from the side that beat Donegal two […]

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Kerry Airport

Some Staff At Kerry Airport To Be Placed On Temporary Layoff

November 6, 2020 at 11:44 am Comments are Disabled

KERRY Airport Ireland management have advised staff that, to augment the financial losses associated with the downturn due to Covid-19, 25 employees will be placed on temporary layoff from Monday, November 16. The Airport will remain open throughout and beyond the current Level 5 restrictions to service the Kerry-Dublin PSO […]

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The dog foul dispenser on the canal walkway.

More Lighting And Small Kiosks By Canal Walkway Unlikely In Near Future

November 6, 2020 at 11:23 am 1 comment

IT’S unlikely that lighting will be introduced on the second bank of the canal in the near future, while the Council gave a lukewarm response to a request for kiosk spots to sell hot beverages or ice-cream at the canal walkway. This was revealed at the meeting of the Tralee […]

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IT Tralee And Skillnet Networks Launch Retail Management Programme

IT Tralee And Skillnet Networks Launch Retail Management Programme

November 6, 2020 at 10:30 am Comments are Disabled

INSTITUTE of Technology Tralee in partnership with the Skillnet Networks have launched a new retail management programme. The programme is tailored to the specific needs of the local retail sector.  It was designed by staff at IT Tralee in close consultation with significant players in the retail sector and with […]

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TLI Group Adopts ‘I Am Here’ Mental Health Programme

TLI Group Adopts ‘I Am Here’ Mental Health Programme

November 6, 2020 at 9:51 am Comments are Disabled

A LOCAL company has has adopted ‘I Am Here’ to lead its mental health and wellbeing programme as part of its ongoing health and safety strategy. TLI Group, the utility infrastructure engineering and construction company based in Abbeydorney has 650+ employee’s throughout Ireland, Northern Ireland and the UK. ‘I Am […]

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Gallys To Help Recovery Haven With Tasty Fundraiser

Gallys To Help Recovery Haven With Tasty Fundraiser

November 5, 2020 at 4:26 pm Comments are Disabled

GALLYS Bar and Restaurant have teamed up with Recovery Haven for a fundraiser next Monday, November 9. Gally’s on the Castlemaine Road are calling on locals to visit their drive-thru facility between 11am and 1pm or 3pm and 5pm, when you can pick up a coffee and confectionery treat for just […]

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Rosie Kennelly.

Tralee Student Wins All-Ireland Public Speaking Competition

November 5, 2020 at 1:52 pm 1 comment

A PRESENTATION Secondary School student has won a national award for her public speaking skills today. Rosie Kennelly, a sixth year student, won the ARTiculation 2020 public speaking All Ireland Final with a presentation on artist Chuck Close. ARTiculation Ireland is a public speaking competition initiated by the UK based […]

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Kerry County Council buildings in Rathass.

Council Looks At Designs For Social Housing Units On Part Of Island Of Geese

November 5, 2020 at 12:50 pm Comments are Disabled

KERRY County Council is investigating preliminary designs for social housing units on a section of the Island of Geese on the Matt Talbot Road. This was revealed after a question by Fianna Fáil Cllr Johnnie Wall at Monday’s meeting of the Tralee MD of Kerry County Council, where he asked […]

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SVP Tralee And Toys Upstairs Team Up For Annual Christmas Appeal

SVP Tralee And Toys Upstairs Team Up For Annual Christmas Appeal

November 5, 2020 at 12:17 pm Comments are Disabled

ST Vincent de Paul Tralee has teamed up with Toys Upstairs Toymaster Tralee for the second year in a row, to help bring joy to less advantaged children this Christmas. This year, the appeal needs the public’s support more than ever with the pandemic set to cause even more hardship […]

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Councillors Call For Greater Deterrents In Relation To Dog-Fouling At Rath Cemetery

Councillors Call For Greater Deterrents In Relation To Dog-Fouling At Rath Cemetery

November 5, 2020 at 10:52 am Comments are Disabled

TRALEE Municipal District councillors said dog owners need to exercise common sense and respect in relation to Rath Cemetery and greater deterrents are needed in relation to dog-fouling there. At the meeting of the Tralee MD of Kerry County Council on Monday, Sinn Féin Cllr Cathal Foley asked Council management […]

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Garda Mary Gardiner.

Call For Community Garda To Be Recognised By Council

November 4, 2020 at 12:17 pm 1 comment

A LOCAL councillor has called for some sort of recognition to given to a local Garda who has done so much for the Tralee community. At the meeting of Tralee Municipal District of Kerry County Council on Monday, Sinn Féin Cllr Deirdre Ferris said Garda Mary Gardiner has proven to […]

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Cllr Says Fishermen In Fenit Deserve A Better Service For Their Harbour Fees

Cllr Says Fishermen In Fenit Deserve A Better Service For Their Harbour Fees

November 4, 2020 at 11:47 am Comments are Disabled

A LOCAL Sinn Féin councillor has asked why fishermen were paying their full harbour fees when she said they were not getting a proper service. Cllr Deirdre Ferris was very unhappy with the Council’s reply to her motion at the Tralee Municipal District meeting of Kerry County Council on Monday. […]

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Quill Street.

Cllr Calls For Council To Provide Pedestrian Crossing At Quill Street

November 4, 2020 at 10:53 am Comments are Disabled

A LOCAL councillor has called for something to be done about a street in Tralee as he says it is dangerous for pedestrians. Cllr Johnnie Wall called on the Council to undertake a traffic survey with a view to the provision of a pedestrian crossing at Quill Street in the […]

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Network To Help Kerry-Based Companies To Be Launched This Month

Network To Help Kerry-Based Companies To Be Launched This Month

November 4, 2020 at 10:13 am Comments are Disabled

THE HBAN Kerry Angel Network (KAN), in partnership with KerrySciTech will be launched later this month. The network is a community of business angels that will have a bias toward helping and investing in Kerry-based companies. Through the wider HBAN community, investors will also have access to high-quality deal flow […]

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Churchill Forge Project Up For National Award

Churchill Forge Project Up For National Award

November 4, 2020 at 9:58 am 1 comment

THE Spa Fenit Community Council’s Forge Project in Churchill is entered for a national award. The Forge Project has recently entered the National Rural Leader Impact Campaign and the winners will be decided by public vote. They are the only Kerry Project in the campaign and they are hoping people in […]

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Kerins O’Rahillys GAA Club News

Kerins O’Rahillys GAA Club News

November 3, 2020 at 5:41 pm Comments are Disabled

ACADAMH NA NÓG Covid – 19 didn’t prevent our Juvenile Academy from enjoying their midterm during the week. We were delighted to see everyone making the best of their time off and celebrating Halloween. It was hilarious to see the various costumes, some spooky and some not so spooky! Thanks […]

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St Pat’s GAA Club News

St Pat’s GAA Club News

November 3, 2020 at 5:38 pm Comments are Disabled

Lotto   There was no winner of our Club Lotto Jackpot on Sunday night last. The numbers drawn were 05, 10, 15 and 26. The five €30 consolation prizes went to Ger Savage Derrymore West, Simon Daughten online, Eamon Sayers online, Richard Diggins Tonevane and John Colivet online. Next week’s […]

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Wettest October In 12 Years Recorded At Valentia Observatory

November 3, 2020 at 3:11 pm Comments are Disabled

IT was a very wet October in these parts going by the latest stats from Valentia Observatory. Met Éireann has released its Climate Statement for October which shows Valentia recorded 49.1mm of rain on Monday, October 19 making it the wettest day in the country last month. It also saw […]

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Over Half Of Town Square’s Surface To Be Treated To Reduce Slippage Issues

Over Half Of Town Square’s Surface To Be Treated To Reduce Slippage Issues

November 3, 2020 at 12:26 pm Comments are Disabled

KERRY County Council is to introduce further treatment of the surface of The Square after a successful trial period over the past six months. At the meeting of the Tralee Municipal District of Kerry County Council on Monday, Fine Gael Cllr Jim Finucane said the trial area treated had had […]

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