Archive for February 13th, 2024

New ‘Siopa Le Gaeilge’ Initiative To Get Young People Conversing In Irish

New ‘Siopa Le Gaeilge’ Initiative To Get Young People Conversing In Irish

February 13, 2024 at 1:16 pm Comments are Disabled

TRALEE Chamber Alliance, in partnership with Cara Credit Union, has introduced “Siopa le Gaeilge” (Shop with Irish), a cornerstone initiative of the Seachtain na Gaeilge celebrations. As a town that embraces its status as an Irish Service Town, the Chamber believes it’s vital to instil the love and use of […]

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Austin Stacks GAA Juvenile Club News

Austin Stacks GAA Juvenile Club News

February 13, 2024 at 10:59 am Comments are Disabled

FOOTBALL: (i) UNDER 7 boys (born in 2017, 2018, 2019 or 2020)….next Sunday (18th) at 10am in the Mercy Mounthawk School Hall….queries to Richie on 089 2470791. (ii) Buachaillí FAOI 9 (born in 2015/2016)….Sunday next (18th) at 11am in the Mounthawk Secondary School Hall….call Richie on 089 2470791 with your questions. (iii) UNDER 11 boys (born in […]

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Tralee Golf Club News

Tralee Golf Club News

February 13, 2024 at 10:51 am Comments are Disabled

Castle Bar Spring League Week 1 Qualifier, 1 Denis Kelly 34 pts (08) Overall Winner 2 Gene O’Donnell 33 pts (09) Overall Runner-Up 3 Teddy Reynolds 32 pts (16) Men’s Fixtures: Saturday and Sunday 17th and 18th February – Week 2 Qualifier Castle Bar Spring League. Club-sponsored singles 14 holes […]

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Kerry Badminton Association News

February 13, 2024 at 10:45 am Comments are Disabled

  Ballyheigue Badminton Tournament The annual Ballyheigue badminton tournament in memory of Patrick Corridon took place this past Sunday. In total from division 5 to division 3 there was a huge entry. 81 entries in total. It was great to see such great interest in supporting the local club. The […]

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13.2.24 : 
REPRO-FREE Repro Free – KERRY Airport has announced that French airline Chalair will fly to three destinations - Brest, Caen and Pau - this summer commencing on 29 th June. Flights to Brest in Brittany and Caen in Normandy will operate for 13 weeks until 28 th September while the route to Pau near the Pyrénées will run until 7 th September. To book visit . Pictured on the Kerry Airport runway were l-r: Basil Sheerin (CFO), Evelyn O’Connor (Customer Service Agent) and John Mulhern (CEO).
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Press Release – STRICT EMBARGO 8am Tuesday 13th February 2024

Kerry Airport Announces Three Summer Holiday Destinations In France With Chalair

KERRY Airport is delighted to announce that Chalair will return to the Kingdom to service three routes to popular summer holiday destinations in France commencing from 29th June 2024.

Passengers can look forward to 13 weekly flights between Kerry and Brest in Brittany and Caen in Normandy and 10 weekly flights to Pau near the Pyrénées until early and late September respectively.

Such was the success of last summer’s weekly service to Brittany, Chalair decided to introduce flights to two more regions in France.

The Kerry Airport CEO, John Mulhern, said “The news that Chalair has decided to operate a weekly service to France again this summer and with that, the introduction of three routes in Brittany, Normandy and The Pyrénées. It was important that flights returned in light of the positive feedback from passengers who travelled between Kerry and France last year and the potential that exists to develop the routes further. We’re expecting lots of French visitors to come to Kerry to explore the Kingdom and realise that this is an extraordinary oasis here in the southwest of Ireland." 

The introduction of weekly flights to Caen in Normandy coincides with the 80th Anniversary of the D-day landings that led to the beginning of the end of World War 2.

"Normandy is not only remembered for being the location for one of the most important events in modern history, it is an incredibly beautiful place to visit and I hope the people of that region will appreciate what there is to offer when they travel to Kerry," said John Mulhern.

Chalair’s CEO, Alain Battisti, expressed his enthusiasm on announcing his airline’s return to Kerry, “Chalair is proud to expand its flight links with Kerry this summer. We were overwhelmed by the positive feedback from our passengers who visited Kerry in 2023. This influenced our decision to resume the ‘French connection’ and to increase the destination offerings to three in 2024. We see your destinations as a launching pad to visit the beautiful County Kerry and the wider southwest of Ireland. These areas remain popular destinations for French tourists from the West and South of France and we wish them safe travels and happy holidays in 2024.”

Flights to/from Brittany, Caen and Pau are available from 29th June and can be booked now at

These new destinations from Kerry to Brest in Brittany, Caen in Normandy and Pau near the Pyrénées will bring to 10 the number of routes that will be available to passengers for the summer months.

Kerry Airport already serves Alicante, Faro, Dublin, London (Luton & Stansted), Manchester and Frankfurt Hahn with Ryanair.

For more information, contact Kerry Airport during office hours on 066 9764644 or visit


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About the destinations:

Brest in Brittany is a port city with a strong military history and is home to Océanopolis, a huge ocean discovery centre that is the only one of its kind in Europe. Brest has a lot to offer those who love shopping with designer fashions and large department stores as well as wine cellars, delicatessens and several great markets selling everything from cheeses, meats and fruit and vegetables to crafts and antiques. Don't miss out on trying some of the excellent seafood, caught locally, as well as the traditional Breton crêpes and cidre.

Caen, the hometown of William the Conqueror, is ideally located in the heart of Normandy, two hours from Paris and just 10 minutes away from its historic beaches. It is a lively and dynamic city with museums, stunning architecture, shopping and walks.

Pau is the gateway to the Pyrénées. The town itself is in the Pyrénées-Atlantiques department of Aquitaine, about an hour north of the Pyrenees mountains. Pau invites all who venture here to embark on an unforgettable journey through a land where history, culture, and nature intertwine in perfect harmony.


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Three New French Routes From Kerry Airport This Summer

February 13, 2024 at 10:11 am Comments are Disabled

  KERRY Airport has announced that Chalair will return to the Kingdom to service three routes to popular summer holiday destinations in France commencing from 29th June 2024. Passengers can look forward to 13 weekly flights between Kerry and Brest in Brittany and Caen in Normandy and 10 weekly flights […]

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Cllrs Cathal Foley and Deirdre Ferris with fellow Sinn Féin candidate Paul Daly.

Three Sinn Fein Candidates Selected To Contest Election In Tralee Electoral Area

February 13, 2024 at 10:06 am 1 comment

MEMBERS of Sinn Féin last night selected three candidates to contest the local elections in the Tralee Electoral Area. Tralee man and primary school teacher Paul Daly was chosen to join sitting Councillors Deirdre Ferris, from Ardfert, and Cathal Foley from Tralee on the Sinn Féin ticket for the council […]

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