Archive for October 18th, 2021

UHK Restricts Visits Due To Infection Control Measures

UHK Restricts Visits Due To Infection Control Measures

October 18, 2021 at 6:52 pm Comments are Disabled

UNIVERSITY Hospital Kerry is asking the public not to visit the hospital unless there are exceptional circumstances. “Due to increased infection-control measures, the hospital has to make some difficult decisions about visiting, in order to protect patients, their relatives and staff,” a statement from the hospital reads. “UHK is asking […]

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Tommy Walsh in action. Photo by Dermot Crean

Tommy Walsh Retires From Kerry Senior Football Panel

October 18, 2021 at 6:29 pm Comments are Disabled

TOMMY Walsh confirmed his decision today to retire from the Kerry Senior Football Panel. The Kerins O’Rahillys man began his inter county career as a minor and quickly progressed through to U-21 and senior ranks. In the 2009 All-Ireland series Tommy produced some memorable performances culminating in the All-Ireland Final […]

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Kerins O’ Rahilly Strand Road Blues after their win in the Town League shield final v St. Pats.

Kerins O’Rahillys GAA Club News

October 18, 2021 at 4:57 pm Comments are Disabled

Senior County Championship. The senior team will play St Kieran’s in Austin Stacks Park at 5pm on Saturday October 30th. ACADAMH  NA nÓG Thats almost a wrap folks. Our U13s  have a final at 7p.m. on Thursday in Connolly Park and minors TBC. Over 280 juveniles , 40 volunteer coaches and fortunately […]

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Darragh Carmody scored 13 points for Na Gaeil in their Intermediate semi-final clash with Desmonds in Austin Stack Park on Saturday evening.

Na Gaeil GAA Club News

October 18, 2021 at 4:39 pm Comments are Disabled

Seniors    Na Gaeil played Castleisland Desmonds in the County Intermediate Championship semi-final under lights in Austin Stack Park on Saturday evening in front of a large crowd. The rain had eased off but underfoot conditions were very slippery. Darragh Carmody whose performance over the hour was top class opened the […]

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St Pats GAA Club News

St Pats GAA Club News

October 18, 2021 at 4:28 pm Comments are Disabled

Club Lotto Marie Fitzgibbon was the lucky winner of our Club Lotto Jackpot of €7900 on Sunday night last. The numbers drawn were 02, 03, 08 & 09. The five €30 consolation prizes went Claire Flynn Kerins Park Eoin Quilter c/o Poffs Michelle Breen Tonevane Patrick Casey Spa Road Eli Moran c/o […]

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Young Ballymac Players enjoying the last day of the Academy on Sunday 17th October. All players were presented with medals by our Senior Captains Úna Kerins and Daniel O'Shea. 

Ballymacelligott GAA Club News

October 18, 2021 at 4:15 pm Comments are Disabled

Senior Ladies Good luck to our Senior Ladies and their management team who play Rathmore B in the County final on Sunday 24th. Venue and time to be confirmed. Minor Football Championship S/Finals Best wishes to the St Kieran’s Minor team and Management in The County Semi Final on Saturday […]

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Launching the new Kerry Economic Recovery Plan on Monday were staff and management of Kerry County Council: Moira Murrell (Chief Executive), Bridget Fitzgerald (Economic Development Officer), Tomás Hayes (Kerry Local Enterprise Office), Helen O’Connor-Barry (Economic Development Unit), John Griffin (Tourism Officer), Mike Scannell (Director of Economic Development), Cllr Jimmy Moloney (Cathaoirleach)
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Monday, 18 October 2021
Kerry County Council has published an Economic Recovery Plan to help support and guide the county through the challenges of the next phase of the COVID-19 pandemic and to help stimulate and support economic recovery and activity in the county.
The plan is a multi-stakeholder response to the impact that COVID-19 has had on the Kerry economy, and reflects the significant capital and programme investment that is committed from national and local government towards the delivery of strategic capital infrastructural projects to support the economic recovery in the county.  
The Economic Recovery Plan addresses the need to build resilience and diversification into Kerry’s economy to respond to the additional challenges and opportunities faced by businesses in the county, including in the post-Brexit and post-COVID-19 environment, the transition to climate neutrality, the transition to a digital economy and the opportunities presented by remote or blended working. 
It is a comprehensive plan with some 189 actions.  Among its key objectives/targets are:
	To rollout a significant programme to support the reopening of business in the county from targeted marking campaigns promoting Kerry as a leading destination for business, tourism, investment, and study to investments in outdoor dining and performance spaces throughout the county. 
	To deliver energy efficiency retrofitting upgrades to local authority housing stock, and public lighting, as well as the continued ‘greening’ of public buildings.
	To provide resilience to the impacts of climate change, for example, through the development and implementation of a Climate Action Plan. To support local enterprises in the areas of research, technology and green innovations that work towards a carbon-neutral circular economy.  
	To work in partnership with key stakeholders to retain, promote, and drive Kerry’s position as a premier international tourism destination, with a focus on developing green and sustainable tourism.  
	To deliver green tourism infrastructure in the county, including greenways, walkways and the implementation of new and existing Visitor Destination Development Plans. 
	To support businesses on their digital journey and deliver research, upskilling and reskilling to match new opportunities in this space. 
	To support the continued rollout of the National Broadband Plan and to facilitate remote working infrastructure throughout the county. 
	To reimagine and reinvest in town and village centres to meet the challenge of physical decline and dereliction and to invest in enabling infrastructure that will provide certainty for future sustainable growth. 
	To deliver the National Housing Programme and associated targets in Kerry and the emerging opportunities under ‘Housing for All.’ 
	To work locally and regionally with state agencies, including IDA Ireland, Enterprise Ireland, and the third level institutions to coordinate economic development and promotion of the county and region to potential investors, including the promotion of Kerry for remote/blended working and second site opportunities. 
	To deliver a suite of funding supports through feasibility, business priming and business expansion grants and support access to additional credit schemes such as Microfinance Ireland.
	To provide undergraduate programmes to meet skills needs of the Region and create an educated and work-ready workforce through the Munster Technological University and Kerry Education and Training Board.  To deliver excellence in learning and development for the Agritech Sector through the Agritech Centre of Excellence (ACE). 
	To enhance regional accessibility and improve connectivity within the county in terms of the road, rail and public transport network, together with cycleway and pedestrian facilities.
The Plan focuses on a number of key themes including Digital Transformation, the Transition to a Low Carbon Economy, building on Kerry’s natural resources and the necessary training and education to support these structural changes. The Plan also concentrates on the challenges of regenerating towns and villages, the overall marketing of the county in relation to attracting investment, talent and visitors and the development of tourism, culture, heritage and amenities to support the quality of life in the county both for its resident and visiting populations. 
There will be a continued support of existing business in the efficient delivery of National Schemes and the prioritisation of local supports in training, mentoring, supporting the transition to online trading and lean programmes and assisting the National Pathways to Work Programme 2021-2025.
Launching the report, the Cathaoirleach of Kerry County Council, Jimmy Moloney said:
‘The pandemic has been an unprecedented economic challenge for the county. The key sectors in Kerry are tourism, wholesale, retail, agriculture, manufacturing, and local services which towns, smaller settlements and their hinterlands rely on to generate economic activity – all of which have been impacted by the pandemic. As we approach a fuller reopening the economy, it is important that we have this recovery plan in place that clearly sets out a roadmap for economic investment and sustainability in the years ahead.
The Chief Executive of Kerry County Council, Moira Murrell said:
‘At the beginning of the pandemic, the public and private sectors in Kerry, building on existing collaborations, recognised the need for a coordinated response to support the economic recovery of the county. Chaired by Kerry County Council, the Kerry Economic Stakeholder Forum was convened in April 2020 to support the economic recovery of the county. This interagency forum, in consultation with key stakeholders, has developed this Economic Recovery Plan for the county.
‘It is a short-medium term economic recovery plan which includes immediate COVID-19 targeted response measures and medium to longer term economic recovery measures, intended to support, stimulate and strengthen our economy and aligned with national and regional policy.  The actions and investment proposed under the ten pillars included in the plan are designed to stimulate vibrancy in our towns and villages, support the sustainable growth of our key economic sectors and the future-proofing of our economy and environment.’
Ms Murrell thanked the many stakeholders and those who contributed to the Plan, particularly the members of the Kerry Economic Stakeholder Forum as well as the Munster Technological University, Kerry Education and Training Board, Kerry SciTech, Kerry Tourism Industry Federation and the Kerry Chamber Network. 
Kerry Economic Plan attached and available at
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New Plan To Support Economic Recovery In Kerry

October 18, 2021 at 4:07 pm Comments are Disabled

KERRY County Council has published an Economic Recovery Plan to help support and guide the county through the challenges of the next phase of the COVID-19 pandemic and to help stimulate and support economic recovery and activity in the county. The plan is a multi-stakeholder response to the impact that […]

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Milltown/Castlemaine GAA Club News

Milltown/Castlemaine GAA Club News

October 18, 2021 at 3:44 pm Comments are Disabled

Lotto: Sponsored by Almas Takeaway, Milltown Next Draw Our next draw is tomorrow (Monday, October 4th 2021) where the jackpot will be €12,600. BAILE AN MHUILINN – CAISLEÁN NA MAINGE ABU. Get your weekly tickets from all usual outlets or online with Clubforce, sign up for your annual ticket online […]

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Tralee Parnells U12 Blue Team who won the Div 1 Camogie Final

Tralee Parnells GAA Club News

October 18, 2021 at 3:36 pm Comments are Disabled

U7 Boys and Girls Our under 7 boys and girls travelled to Firies grounds on Saturday morning to battle it out in a blitz against teams from across the County. Parnells fielded two teams, each showing great skill and ended the last games of the season in a united front […]

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Gardaí Investigate Three Burglaries In Tralee Over Weekend

Gardaí Investigate Three Burglaries In Tralee Over Weekend

October 18, 2021 at 3:12 pm Comments are Disabled

    GARDAI in Tralee are investigating three burglaries in town at the weekend. On Saturday, October 16 between 12noon and 7pm, a house was entered in the Glencairn estate in Caherslee. The owners were out at the time and the house was ransacked. Gardai are appealing to anyone living […]

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Fergal O'Sullivan fires in another three Photo: Liam Ryan

PHOTOS/REPORT: Young Guns Fire For Warriors As They Edge Out Moycullen In A Thriller

October 18, 2021 at 2:12 pm Comments are Disabled

Alan Cantwell reports on Garveys Tralee Warriors Men’s Super League 2021/2022 – Round 2 game against Moycullen in Galway yesterday… Moycullen 81 Garvey’s Tralee Warriors 84 Garvey’s Tralee Warriors consolidated their season opening win against Team 360 Financial Killorglin with a thrilling 84-81 win over Moycullen at the Kingfisher […]

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Cllr Deirdre Ferris.

Work To Begin On Connecting Ardfert To Central Regional Water Supply

October 18, 2021 at 1:19 pm Comments are Disabled

SINN Féin Cllr Deirdre Ferris has been informed by Kerry County Council’s Director of Services, John Breen, that work to connect Ardfert to the central regional water supply will begin at the end of October. The announcement was made at this morning’s meeting of Kerry County Council after Cllr Ferris demanded action […]

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Here’s What Judges Said About Tralee In Latest IBAL Report

Here’s What Judges Said About Tralee In Latest IBAL Report

October 18, 2021 at 12:10 pm Comments are Disabled

TRALEE is deemed Clean To European Norms in the latest Irish Business Against Litter (IBAL) report by An Taisce released this morning. Tralee came in 23rd place out of the 40 towns and cities assessed, down from 17th in the January results. Killarney fell from 2nd to 22nd in the […]

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Kerry International Film Festival Announces Award Winners

Kerry International Film Festival Announces Award Winners

October 18, 2021 at 11:36 am Comments are Disabled

KERRY International Film Festival (KIFF) celebrated its 22nd Edition over this past weekend. This year KIFF presented a blended festival that included 15 physical events and 30 online screenings and the KIFF team was overwhelmed with the level of interest and support they received over the four days of the […]

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Launching the Tralee Tidy Towns series of webinars at Tralee Bay Wetlands on Friday were Anne Marie Fuller, Caroline Toal PPN, Alan Balfe of Tralee Bay Wetlands, Breda Moriarty, Martha Farrell and Ed Carty. Photo by Dermot Crean

Tralee Tidy Towns To Host Sustainability And Biodiversity Webinars

October 18, 2021 at 11:27 am Comments are Disabled

TRALEE Tidy Towns has announced a series of free webinars on sustainability and biodiversity, highlighting the UN Sustainability Goals, taking place over the next month. The sustainability webinars, which will be delivered by Donal O’Leary of Waste Down will focus on the EPA Stop Food Waste programme and composting, are […]

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Brendan Kennelly

Cathaoirleach Of Kerry County Council Pays Tribute To Brendan Kennelly

October 18, 2021 at 11:06 am Comments are Disabled

THE Cathaoirleach of Kerry County Council, Cllr Jimmy Moloney, has extended his condolences to the family of the late Brendan Kennelly following his death on Sunday. “Brendan Kennelly was a remarkable poet and writer who produced some of the most important and iconic poems which now form part of his […]

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Balloonagh Convent.

Baile Mhuire Day Care Centre Purchases Balloonagh Convent

October 18, 2021 at 10:05 am Comments are Disabled

BAILE Mhuire Day Care Centre for Older Persons has purchased the freehold on its existing site along with the neighbouring Balloonagh Convent and McAuley Home in Tralee. The site, and extensive surrounding gardens, were owned by St Brendan’s Trust under the management of the Bishop of Kerry, and has presented an […]

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