Archive for November, 2021

Sinead McMahon and Emma Murphy at The Virtue Club @ Chamfers  on Friday night. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: The Virtue Club Settles Into New Home At Chamfers

November 13, 2021 at 9:34 am 3 comments

WHILE two weeks ago saw the inaugural convening of The Virtue Club, last night the new alcohol-free club night held the first event at its new home. The Chamfers John Mitchels GAA Club on the John Joe Sheehy Road saw people gather for a night of entertainment in a fun, […]

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Here’s What The Tidy Towns Judges Said About Tralee’s Entry

Here’s What The Tidy Towns Judges Said About Tralee’s Entry

November 13, 2021 at 9:34 am Comments are Disabled

YESTERDAY it was revealed that Tralee had received 338 points in the Tidy Towns Competition, thus receiving a Gold Medal for the ninth time. The judges, who visited town earlier this year, also issued a full report on the Tralee entry and you can read excerpts of what they had to say […]

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Kerry Airport Renews Sponsorship Of Kerry Basketball

November 13, 2021 at 9:34 am Comments are Disabled

BASKETBALL is back in the Kingdom after a lengthy forced time-out and Kerry Airport has confirmed that it will renew its lead sponsorship of the sport at juvenile and senior level in the county this season. The Kerry Area Basketball Board (KABB) season tipped-off this weekend with 32 games featuring […]

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Know Your Rights: Eligibility For The Christmas Bonus

Know Your Rights: Eligibility For The Christmas Bonus

November 13, 2021 at 9:33 am Comments are Disabled

Know Your Rights has been compiled by Citizens Information Kerry which provides a free and confidential service to the public…  Q. I am in receipt of a weekly social welfare payment and I am wondering if I will get the Christmas Bonus? A. In general the Christmas Bonus is an […]

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Finnegan On Films: Oscar Classics And Interesting Curios On The Box

Finnegan On Films: Oscar Classics And Interesting Curios On The Box

November 13, 2021 at 9:33 am Comments are Disabled

It’s an interesting week of films on RTE and TG4 this week with Oscar classics intermixed with some interesting curios says our movie guy, James Finnegan… We start, as always with a Saturday family film and this week’s option is Puss In Boots (Saturday 6.35pm RTE1).   This stars the […]

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Children’s Views Sought On Council’s Play And Leisure Policy

Children’s Views Sought On Council’s Play And Leisure Policy

November 12, 2021 at 3:58 pm Comments are Disabled

KERRY County Council is currently working with Playboard NI  to develop a new Kerry Play and Leisure Policy for the county. The development of this play and leisure policy is important as it will help to guide the provision of free, usable, public, outdoor play and recreation areas in County […]

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Minister Foley Announces Extension At Kerry Secondary School

Minister Foley Announces Extension At Kerry Secondary School

November 12, 2021 at 3:08 pm Comments are Disabled

MINISTER for Education and Kerry TD Norma Foley has announced a multi-million euro, seven classroom extension for Castleisland Community College. Minister Foley  announced that the school has received project approval for an extension that will consist of three mainstream classrooms, a graphics room, a music room and two multi-media rooms. […]

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Tralee Wins Gold Medal Again At Tidy Towns Awards

Tralee Wins Gold Medal Again At Tidy Towns Awards

November 12, 2021 at 2:00 pm Comments are Disabled

TRALEE has once again received the Tidy Towns Gold Medal. While in 2020 the competition took a break, Tralee had previously received gold for eight years in a row, so this year takes up where 2019 left off. Tralee received 338 points, up eight on 2019’s total. Tralee was also […]

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Students modelling during the Mercy Mounthawk Fashion Show on Thursday night. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Thousands Raised For Charity As Rock Star Supports Mounthawk Fashion Show

November 12, 2021 at 1:14 pm Comments are Disabled

THERE was great style on show last night as Mercy Mounthawk’s annual fashion show went ahead as a ‘hybrid’ event…and they even received the support of a famous rock star! The Transition Year students pulled out all the stops to put on an entertaining show, enjoyed in person by their […]

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Number Of New COVID Cases In Tralee LEA Continues To Fall

Number Of New COVID Cases In Tralee LEA Continues To Fall

November 12, 2021 at 10:31 am 1 comment

THERE was another decrease in the number of new COVID-19 cases in the Tralee Local Electoral Area in the 14 day period up to Monday, November 8. There were 328 new confirmed cases in that period compared to the 373 in the fortnight up to Monday, November 8, according to figures […]

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The lights at Denny Street. Photo by Dermot Crean

Switching On Of Christmas Lights To Kick Off Festive Season In Tralee

November 12, 2021 at 10:03 am Comments are Disabled

THE parade isn’t going ahead this year, but the festive season will officially kick-off when the Christmas Lights are switched on in Tralee on Saturday, November 27. Everyone will be invited to come and enjoy the Christmas shopping experience in Tralee over the course of the few weeks with a programme […]

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Maxi Zoo To Create 14 Jobs At New Tralee Store

Maxi Zoo To Create 14 Jobs At New Tralee Store

November 12, 2021 at 8:36 am Comments are Disabled

PET retailer Maxi Zoo is set to open its 22nd Irish store and its first Kerry next week with the creation of a further 14 new jobs. With over 1,700 stores across Europe, Maxi Zoo is a retailer for animal food and accessories, offering exclusive brands, personal consultations for pet […]

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Free Parking Details Announced For Christmas Period

Free Parking Details Announced For Christmas Period

November 11, 2021 at 4:26 pm Comments are Disabled

THE Council has announced the free parking details for Tralee during the Christmas period. In a change from the norm, parking will be free all day in Council-owned car parks in the town from November 29 to January 2. In previous years, parking was only free from 1pm in the carparks. […]

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Noreen O'Flaherty.

Recovery Haven Kerry Shortlisted For National Volunteer Awards

November 11, 2021 at 1:54 pm Comments are Disabled

CANCER support charity, Recovery Haven Kerry has been shortlisted in two categories at this year’s Volunteer Ireland Awards, which take place in December. Tralee’s Noreen O’Flaherty, who has been with the charity since its inception in 2010 is among the three finalists in the Health and Wellbeing category of the […]

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Penneys teams up with AsIAm to introduce autism-friendly shopping across Irish stores
Penneys is to introduce autism-friendly shopping experiences including sensory friendly shopping hours, to its 36 stores nationwide. Every Sunday, from 14 November, autistic people and those close to them can visit Penneys stores during the Sensory Friendly Shopping Hour, which is the first hour of store opening, secure in the knowledge that several measures are in place to ensure a calmer and more inclusive shopping experience. The initiative has been developed in partnership with AsIAm, Ireland’s national autism charity.
Pictured at the launch of the Penneys and AsIAm autism-friendly shopping at Penneys flagship store on Dublin’s Mary Street are from left Adam Harris, Founder and CEO of AsIAm ; and Nessa Maher, Assistant Manager Penneys, Mary St. Pic:Naoise Culhane -no fee

Penneys Tralee To Introduce Autism-Friendly Shopping Hours

November 11, 2021 at 1:39 pm Comments are Disabled

  PENNEYS, in partnership with AsIAm, Ireland’s national autism charity, will introduce autism-friendly shopping in its stores around Ireland, including those in Tralee and Killarney. Autism Champions with specialist training from AsIAm, will be available in every store to provide additional support to customers. Dedicated digital support including interactive store […]

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Gavin O'Brien celebrates his first goal.  Photo by Dermot Crean

‘Home’ Semi-Final For Kerins O’Rahillys

November 11, 2021 at 1:16 pm Comments are Disabled

AUSTIN Stack Park will be the venue for both Garvey’s Kerry SFC semi-finals after a coin toss this afternoon came out in Kerins O’Rahillys favour. Last night it was decided that Austin Stacks v St Brendans, would throw-in at 5.30pm on Saturday, November 20 in Austin Stack Park. That game […]

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Kerry Community Groups To Receive €284,817 In Funding

Kerry Community Groups To Receive €284,817 In Funding

November 11, 2021 at 11:52 am 1 comment

A FUND of €284,817 has been allocated to support community groups in Kerry impacted by COVID-19. It’s part of a €9m fund announced today by Minister for Rural and Community Development, Heather Humphreys TD, and Minister of State with responsibility for Community Development and Charities, Joe O’Brien TD. The Community Activities […]

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Launching the Tralee Parnells Fundraising Fashion Show were, from left Sinead and Michael McCarthy of The Kerry Wedding Store with Lisa Curran of Tralee Autism Friendly and Suzanne Chute of Tralee Parnells. Photo by Dermot Crean

Parnells To Provide The Models For An Evening Of Fun And Fashion At Ballyroe

November 11, 2021 at 9:35 am Comments are Disabled

HERE’S something to brighten up a Sunday evening in November. Tralee Parnells, in association with the Kerry Wedding Store, is presenting a Debs and Evening Wear Fashion Show which will take place on Sunday, November 21 at 4.30pm in Ballyroe Heights Hotel. All proceeds from the show will be donated to […]

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Mary Holly, Mary Barron and Noreen Quirke at the Born To Run Couch To 5k Graduation Night run on Wednesday. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Participants ‘Graduate’ From Born To Run Club’s Couch To 5k Programme

November 11, 2021 at 9:32 am Comments are Disabled

A MILD November evening proved perfect conditions for a run on Wednesday at a special ‘graduation’ event. The Born To Run Club’s eight-week Couch To 5k programme came to a conclusion with participants gathering at the Brandon Car Park for, you guessed it, a 5k run. The club signed up 64 […]

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Toss Of A Coin To Decide Venue For Kerins O’Rahillys V Dr Crokes

Toss Of A Coin To Decide Venue For Kerins O’Rahillys V Dr Crokes

November 11, 2021 at 9:25 am Comments are Disabled

“HEADS or harps?” That’s what Kerins O’Rahillys and Dr Crokes face later today, as a toss of a coin will decide the whether it will be Austin Stack Park or Fitzgerald Stadium for their Garveys Kerry SFC semi-final clash on Sunday week at 2.30pm. What we do know is that […]

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Frances and Maureen McCarthy picking up their award at the weekend.

Local Businesses Win At Hi Style Awards Ceremonies

November 10, 2021 at 4:44 pm Comments are Disabled

TRALEE-BASED businesses were winners at two awards ceremonies last weekend. Frances and Maureen McCarthy of Brush N Blush based in Milk Market Lane won Most Stylish Business Duo 2021 at the Cointreau Hi Style Awards on Saturday night. Just 24 hours later, Maureen won the Upstyling & Wedding Hair Specialist […]

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Daly Says Courts Service Will Consider His Solution To Tralee Courthouse Impasse

Daly Says Courts Service Will Consider His Solution To Tralee Courthouse Impasse

November 10, 2021 at 3:48 pm 1 comment

DEPUTY Pa Daly understands the builing committee of the Courts Service is to meet on Thursday to consider a proposal whereby an additional building could be acquired in Ashe Street to enable the Courts facilities to remain there. The Sinn Féin spokesperson for Law Reform, proposed the solution to the […]

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Council Asked To Create Footpath From Blennerville To Tonevane Bend

Council Asked To Create Footpath From Blennerville To Tonevane Bend

November 10, 2021 at 11:38 am Comments are Disabled

A TRALEE councillor asked the local authority to examine the possibility and potential of creating a footpath from Blennerville to Tonevane bend. Labour Cllr Terry O’Brien was speaking at the recent meeting of Tralee Municipal District of Kerry County Council. Cllr O’Brien said while it was great that the canal walkway […]

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Rents In Kerry Increase Over 19% In A Year

Rents In Kerry Increase Over 19% In A Year

November 10, 2021 at 9:59 am Comments are Disabled

THE latest Daft.ie Rental Report has shown that the average rent in Kerry has risen by nearly 20% in a year, compared to 6.8% nationally. The Quarter 3 report from the property website shows that the average rent in Kerry is €1,070, up nearly 5% on quarter 2 and a year […]

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SVP Calls For People To Get In Touch About Meals On Wheels Christmas Dinner

SVP Calls For People To Get In Touch About Meals On Wheels Christmas Dinner

November 10, 2021 at 9:11 am Comments are Disabled

THERE will be no Christmas dinner at St John’s Parish Hall in Castle Street this year due to COVID, but the Tralee Meals On Wheels service will be delivering the turkey and ham and are asking older or vulnerable adults to get in touch. St Vincent De Paul volunteers will once […]

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MTU To Host Family Day As Part Of Kerry Science Festival

MTU To Host Family Day As Part Of Kerry Science Festival

November 10, 2021 at 9:11 am Comments are Disabled

A PROGRAMME of free public events is taking place at Munster Technological University Kerry Campus as part of the Kerry Science Festival this week. There will be workshops, science shows, talks, laboratory demonstrations, science walks and other science-related events to demonstrate how science can inspire and enable people to act […]

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Ardfert Cathedral.

Cllr Ferris Wants Ardfert Cathedral To Be Lit Up At Night

November 9, 2021 at 4:09 pm Comments are Disabled

A LOCAL councillor says it is a ridiculous situation that Ardfert Cathedral is not lit up at night. At the recent meeting of Tralee Municipal District of Kerry County Council last week, Sinn Féin Cllr Deirdre Ferris asked management in the Tralee Municipal District to liaise with the OPW and […]

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Denny Lane

Cllr Calls For Paving Stones To Be Re-laid At Denny Lane

November 9, 2021 at 12:11 pm Comments are Disabled

A LOCAL councillor said the paving stones at Denny Lane will have to be entirely re-laid as it is now in such poor condition. Fianna Fáil Cllr. M. Sheehy, asked at the recent Tralee Municipal District meeting of Kerry County Council, that the Council urgently addresses the laneway linking Denny […]

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Rose O’Flaherty and family mom Karen, dad Thomas and sister Kate with Santa, David and Paudie Clifford at the launch of the Santa Experience at Keane's of Curraheen on Monday night. Also included is Sonny O'Flaherty, Maura Sullivan, John Keane, Liam Poff, Phil Leen, Debbie O'Connor and John Reilly.

Santa Experience In Curraheen This December To Help Rose Bloom

November 9, 2021 at 10:48 am Comments are Disabled

KERRY GAA stars David and Paudie Clifford were on hand at Keane’s of Curraheen on Monday night to help launch a festive fundraiser in aid of a special young lady. Locals and friends of Rose O’Flaherty joined the Cliffords and in looking forward to the ‘Santa Experience at Keane’s’ next […]

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Mary Shanahan  and Maura Sullivan of Kerry Hospice launching the Light To Remember campaign. Photo by Dermot Crean

Kerry Hospice Launches Annual ‘Light To Remember’ Fundraiser

November 9, 2021 at 10:00 am Comments are Disabled

THE annual ‘Light To Remember’ fundraiser for Kerry Hospice was launched at the grounds of the palliative care unit on Monday Now in its the fourth year, the Hospice is inviting people to log on to leave a tribute to a loved one on www.lighttoremember.com “The Kerry Hospice Foundation virtual […]

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