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Products containing cannabis are intentionally packaged to resemble popular brands of jellies in order to avoid detection.

Warning To Kerry Parents About Jelly Sweets Containing Cannabis Component

October 20, 2021 at 4:12 pm 0 comments

THE Food Safety Authority of Ireland (FSAI) is urging the Kerry public, especially parents and guardians to be extremely vigilant to the dangers of inadvertent consumption, particularly by children, of cannabis edibles, products such as jelly sweets containing the psychoactive cannabis component known as tetrahydrocannabinol (THC). There is growing availability […]

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Virtue Club.

Alcohol-Free Club Night For Adults To Begin In Tralee

October 20, 2021 at 2:22 pm 0 comments

TRALEE is to have a non-alcohol club night for adults starting from next week. ‘The Virtue Club’ is the brainchild of local woman, Lisa Curran, and its launch will take place at Cocktail Heist at Croí Restaurant, Princes Street, on Thursday, October 28, from 7pm to 11pm. Entry is free, […]

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The Gold Hotel in Ballybunion.

Sale Of Ballybunion’s Golf Hotel Nears Completion

October 20, 2021 at 1:35 pm 0 comments

THE sale of a landmark hotel in a north Kerry town is nearing completion. The Golf Hotel in Ballybunion has been closed since 2016 and went to auction earlier this year. Tralee-based selling agent Gary O’Driscoll said unconditional contracts have now been entered into, but the sale has not yet […]

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Kerry Gardaí To Be Out In Force For ‘Slow Down Day’ Operation

Kerry Gardaí To Be Out In Force For ‘Slow Down Day’ Operation

October 20, 2021 at 11:47 am 0 comments

GARDAI in Kerry will be conducting ‘Slow Down Day’, a national speed enforcement operation for a 24 hour period from Thursday morning. The aim of the operation, which is taking place in the run up to the October Bank Holiday weekend, is to remind drivers of the dangers of speeding, […]

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Sponsored: Coláiste Íde To Host Open Day This Saturday

Sponsored: Coláiste Íde To Host Open Day This Saturday

October 20, 2021 at 10:12 am 0 comments

A WEST Kerry school is hosting its autumn Open Day on this Saturday, October 23,  from 12 noon to 4pm. Coláiste Íde is an all-Irish 7 day boarding school for girls situated on the Dingle Peninsula, close to Dingle town. The college is renowned for its high standard of post-primary education. […]

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Louise O'Sullivan from Tralee is hoping to raise €29,000 to get treatment for Chronic Lyme disease in Germany.

Louise Surpasses Gofundme Target To Get Treatment For Chronic Lyme Disease

October 20, 2021 at 9:55 am 0 comments

A GOFUNDME page, set up by a Tralee woman has reached its target and she has planned to travel to Germany for treatment for Chronic Lyme disease. Louise O’Sullivan from Tralee, now living in Galway, has been suffering with Lyme Disease for almost two years and her only hope was […]

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Kerry Airport

Kerry Airport In Top Three For Irish Travel Trade Award

October 20, 2021 at 9:35 am 0 comments

KERRY Airport has been shortlisted in the Top 3 Irish Airports for the upcoming Irish Travel Trade / Travel2Ireland.ie Awards. It follows the initial round of public voting which ended last week and once again, everyone is being asked to go online and vote for Kerry Airport as the Best […]

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HSE Recruiting For Home Help Staff While UHK Appoints Podiatrist

HSE Recruiting For Home Help Staff While UHK Appoints Podiatrist

October 19, 2021 at 12:12 pm 0 comments

SINN Féin TD for Kerry, Pa Daly, has welcomed a HSE recruitment drive for Home Help staff, and a key appointment at University Hospital Kerry. Deputy Daly has been informed that a podiatrist has been appointed at the hospital and Home Help and support staff are being recruited for Community […]

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JYSK To Open Store In Manor West Retail Park Next Week

JYSK To Open Store In Manor West Retail Park Next Week

October 19, 2021 at 11:10 am 0 comments

FIFTEEN new jobs will be created when Danish retailer JYSK opens its first store in Kerry on Thursday, October 28 at 10am. The 12th JYSK store in Ireland, located at Unit 5 Manor West Retail Park, JYSK Tralee will sell Scandinavian designed furniture, soft furnishings, and accessories. The store will […]

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Clerk of the course Jonathan O’Shea with 2017 winners Cavan’s Gary Kiernan and Abbeyfeale’s Keith Moriarty. Also pictured are Keith and Kerry O’Shea. Photo: Padraig Foran

Banna Beach Resort Winter Stages Rally Returns Next Month

October 19, 2021 at 10:27 am 0 comments

THE ever-popular Banna Beach Resort Kerry Winter Stages Rally will return to the Tralee area on November 6th / 7th following a four year break. Masterminded by Banna Beach Hotel proprietor William Murphy and Kerry Motor Club in 1989, the traditional end of season event has grown to become one […]

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Young people pictured Danny Smith, Daniele Gedminaite, Olivia Okanume and Brody O’Leary McElligott
Minister Norma Foley , Bishop of Kerry Ray Browne and Denis Coleman school principal .
THE Edmund Rice Building, a stunning new two-storey extension at CBS Primary Tralee, has been officially opened by Norma Foley TD, Minister for Education. The building contains four new classrooms on the first floor and a modern special educational needs facility on the ground floor. The project, which was completed in September 2020, also features a new school entrance, a reception area and secretary’s office at the front of the school.
Photo By : Domnick Walsh © Eye Focus LTD

New Building At CBS Primary School Officially Opened By Minister Foley

October 19, 2021 at 9:45 am 0 comments

THE Edmund Rice Building, a new two-storey extension at CBS Primary Tralee, was officially opened on Monday by Norma Foley TD, Minister for Education. The building contains four new classrooms on the first floor and a modern special educational needs facility on the ground floor. The project, which was completed […]

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UHK Restricts Visits Due To Infection Control Measures

UHK Restricts Visits Due To Infection Control Measures

October 18, 2021 at 6:52 pm 0 comments

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 0 comments

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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Gardaí Investigate Three Burglaries In Tralee Over Weekend

Gardaí Investigate Three Burglaries In Tralee Over Weekend

October 18, 2021 at 3:12 pm 0 comments

    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 0 comments

Alan Cantwell reports on Garveys Tralee Warriors InsureMyVan.ie 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 0 comments

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 0 comments

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 0 comments

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 0 comments

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 0 comments

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 0 comments

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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Anne Marie and Gerard O'Sullivan at the Cortina Owners Club of Ireland rally at The Meadowlands Hotel on Saturday morning. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Classic Ford Cars Converge On Meadowlands Hotel For Rally

October 17, 2021 at 11:22 am 0 comments

CAR lovers were in for a treat if they popped by The Meadowlands Hotel this weekend. The Cortina Owners Club of Ireland, which was founded over 25 years ago, held a rally during the weekend with 41 makes of the classic Ford model — from the MK1 made in 1962 […]

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Sarah Flaherty, Caitriona Lynch, Ben Slimm, Emily Reenlisted and Jessica Dennison at the TEDx Tralee event at Siamsa Tíre on Friday. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: An Inspirational Friday At Siamsa For TEDx Tralee

October 16, 2021 at 11:14 am 0 comments

SIAMSA Tíre’s theatre was a busy spot on Friday for 12 hours of talking from a number of inspiring speakers. The event was TEDx Tralee, an independently organised event, licensed by TED, featuring local and national voices and TED Talks videos under the theme of ‘New Beginnings’. Over 80 people attended […]

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Know Your Rights: Local Property Tax

Know Your Rights: Local Property Tax

October 16, 2021 at 11:08 am 0 comments

Know Your Rights has been compiled by Citizens Information Kerry which provides a free and confidential service to the public…  If you are the owner of a residential property on 1 November 2021, you have to pay Local Property Tax (LPT). The tax is based on the value of your […]

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Daly Says Urgent Action Is Needed At UHK Before Winter Season

Daly Says Urgent Action Is Needed At UHK Before Winter Season

October 15, 2021 at 5:57 pm 0 comments

KERRY Sinn Féin TD, Pa Daly, has expressed concern at delays in capital improvements to University Hospital Kerry and has called on Minister Donnelly for urgent intervention ahead of the winter season. Deputy Daly said he is contacted daily by constituents regarding the situation in University Hospital Kerry and the […]

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David Moran and Tommy Walsh with teacher Tommy Lyons, and Holy Family sixth class pupils at the raising of the Amber Flag at the school on Friday morning. Photo by Dermot Crean

Kerry GAA Stars Return To Holy Family To Raise Amber Flag

October 15, 2021 at 3:33 pm 0 comments

TWO Kerry GAA stars returned to their alma mater, on Friday morning to help the sixth class pupils raise the Pieta House Amber Flag. Tommy Walsh and David Moran also spoke to the pupils at Holy Family NS about the importance of mental health and being kind to one another. […]

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Dancer In Residence Monica Munoz.

Dancer In Residence Monica To Get Families Moving With Free Online Workshops

October 15, 2021 at 1:34 pm 0 comments

MONICA Muñoz is leading a dance residency in Kerry for the coming months, focussing on primary school children and families. Monica is a dance artist originally from Barcelona, living in Ireland since 2014. She has performed extensively across the globe for over 20 years with many companies and as a freelance […]

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Tralee LEA Has One Of The Highest COVID Incidence Rates In Ireland

Tralee LEA Has One Of The Highest COVID Incidence Rates In Ireland

October 15, 2021 at 12:49 pm 2 comments

THERE were 263 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the Tralee Local Electoral Area in the 14 day period up to Monday, October 11, according to figures available on the Government’s COVID-19 data hub. This puts Tralee LEA in the top 10 highest incidence rates in the country, while Listowel […]

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At the announcement of the town marketing partnership of Castleisland Chamber Alliance and Bespoke Business Support Collective in Castleisland were: Emma Philips and Eimear McDonnell, Bespoke Business Support Collective with Castleisland Chamber Alliance members: Mark McElligott, Anne Marie McAuliffe, Michael J. Kearney, chamber chairman and Patricia Walsh. Photograph: John Reidy

Castleisland Chamber Alliance Announces Town Marketing Plan

October 15, 2021 at 11:18 am 0 comments

CASTLEISLAND Chamber Alliance are promoting a new marketing and branding campaign, which they hope will bring a revitalised approach to local retail, businesses, tourism, and heritage stakeholders. “We are delighted to share that we have appointed Bespoke Business Support Collective to lead and manage this new branding and marketing initiative […]

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Mieke Vanmechelan, Aine Moriarty, Grace O’ Donnell, Julie Jay, Kate Kenneally, Ailbhe Keoghan

PHOTOS: Kerry International Film Festival Opens In Killarney

October 15, 2021 at 8:37 am 0 comments

THE official opening of the Kerry International Film Festival (KIFF) took place last night at The Randles Hotel, Killarney. Celebrating its 22nd edition, this year’s festival is taking place from October 14-17 and will present a blended film festival that promotes and showcases film and filmmaking talent across 15 in […]

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