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The winning team from Castleisland Community College.

CastleIsland Students Win National ‘Design A Home For Everyone’ Competition

May 4, 2021 at 12:29 pm 0 comments

CASTLEISLAND Community College has scooped the overall award for the Construction Industry Federation’s ‘Design a Home for Everyone’ competition. The community college was selected over the other finalists at the first CIF’s Design a Home for Everyone Awards ceremony that saw its “No Man is an Island” entry edged out […]

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CBS The Green Teams Reach ‘Money Smarts’ Grand Final

CBS The Green Teams Reach ‘Money Smarts’ Grand Final

May 4, 2021 at 11:47 am 0 comments

TWO teams from CBS The Green in Tralee emerged victorious from the Kerry regional final of the Bank of Ireland Money Smarts Challenge last Wednesday and now will go forward to the Grand Final tomorrow. The Money Smarts final, comprising six rounds of money related questions and puzzles, saw the […]

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from left, Con O'Sullivan, Campus Manager Kerry ETB Monavalley Tralee, Pat O'Leary, Chairman, Kerry Federation Tourism Industry, Niamh O'Sullivan, Senior Executive Officer with Kerry County Council and Cathaoirleach Kerry County Council, Cllr. Patrick 'Scarteen' O'Connor. Photo: Valerie O'Sullivan

Updated Programme To Ensure Kerry Remains A Safe Destination

May 4, 2021 at 11:18 am 0 comments

KERRY is seeking to retain its position as one of the safest destinations in Ireland to visit as it rolls out its new updated Safe Destination Programme for 2021 to coincide with the gradual reopening of society and the economy. Kerry County Council and its tourism and training partners are […]

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Here’s Where Residential Property Was Sold Around Tralee In March

Here’s Where Residential Property Was Sold Around Tralee In March

May 3, 2021 at 11:00 am Comments are Disabled

THE most up to date statistics from the Residential Property Price Register shows that March was a very busy month for property sales around Tralee with 37 transactions taking place fetching a total of €6,812,333. The properties that sold for the most money in one transaction in the Tralee environs […]

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Kerry Businesses Invited To Apply For Share Of €100,000 Initiative

Kerry Businesses Invited To Apply For Share Of €100,000 Initiative

May 3, 2021 at 10:56 am Comments are Disabled

KERRY businesses are invited to apply for the Virgin Media ‘Backing Business’ Initiative. The Initiative, in collaboration with Digital Business Ireland (DBI), Permanent TSB, Milk Bottle Labs and Munster Local Enterprise Offices, is a €100,000 programme to select and support five businesses across the Munster region with bespoke digital transformation packages. […]

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€1.4m in Funding For Kerry Fishery Harbour Centres

€1.4m in Funding For Kerry Fishery Harbour Centres

May 3, 2021 at 10:52 am Comments are Disabled

AN announcement of €1,413, 750 in funding has been made for four of Kerry’s fishery harbour centres. The funding is part of the annual Fishery Harbour and Coastal Infrastructure Development Programme which provides finances for safety, maintenance and new development works of the fisheries and seafood processing sectors nationwide. Dingle […]

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Status Yellow Wind And Rain Warning Issued For Kerry

Status Yellow Wind And Rain Warning Issued For Kerry

May 2, 2021 at 11:45 am Comments are Disabled

Did you enjoy the dry weather this weekend? Well unfortunately it comes to halt this tomorrow. A Status Yellow Wind and Rain warning has been issued for Kerry as well as Clare, Cork, Limerick, Waterford, Donegal, Galway, Leitrim, Mayo, Sligo, Wexford. We can expect unseasonably wet and windy weather on […]

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Gerard McCarthy of Kellihers Garage presents Bríd O'Connor of Comfort. For Chemo Kerry with the cheque on Friday. Photo by Dermot Crean

Kellihers Garage Staff Raise Over €11,700 For Two Local Charities

May 2, 2021 at 10:47 am Comments are Disabled

A LOCAL business in Tralee raised an amazing €11,705 for two cancer charities by staff taking part in a ‘Shave Or Dye’ challenge on Good Friday. Kellihers Crash Repair at Rathass in Tralee raised the  much needed funds for Recovery Haven and Comfort for Chemo Kerry who collected their cheques […]

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Council Issued 335 Fines For Parking On Footpaths Last Year

Council Issued 335 Fines For Parking On Footpaths Last Year

May 2, 2021 at 9:59 am Comments are Disabled

KERRY County Council issued 335 fines to motorists for parking on footpaths in 2020. The figure was revealed at the Kerry Joint Policing Committee online meeting on Friday. Kerry Green Party Chairman, Anluan Dunne, had issued a question asking what measures gardaí and Kerry County Council are taking in Kerry […]

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PHOTOS: #Tralee On Social Media This Week

PHOTOS: #Tralee On Social Media This Week

May 2, 2021 at 9:56 am Comments are Disabled

Every week we compile photos of Tralee and beyond posted on Twitter and Instagram. If you’d like a photo to feature, just tag #Tralee or #TraleeToday and we’ll see it… Our weekly look at what James sees on his walks… Day 120 of 150 Days of Walking. The Swan though I […]

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The Town Park playground.

Call For Greater Garda Visibility In Tralee Town Park

May 1, 2021 at 10:02 am Comments are Disabled

CONCERNS were expressed about crime and policing in Tralee Town Park at the online meeting of the Kerry Joint Policing Committee meeting on Friday afternoon. A question was submitted by Chris O’Shea from Tralee asking what were the gardai doing about “open drug dealing and drinking sessions in our Town […]

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Know Your Rights: Applying For A Student Grant

Know Your Rights: Applying For A Student Grant

May 1, 2021 at 9:53 am Comments are Disabled

Know Your Rights has been compiled by Kerry Citizens Information Service which provides a free and confidential service to the public… Question: I’m doing my Leaving Certificate this year and plan to go to college in the autumn. How do I apply for a student grant?  Answer: Student Universal Support […]

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Finnegan On Films: Bank Holiday Weekend Gems To Enjoy

Finnegan On Films: Bank Holiday Weekend Gems To Enjoy

May 1, 2021 at 9:51 am Comments are Disabled

Our movie guy, James Finnegan, has some fine films for you to enjoy over the coming days on RTE and TG4… Another Bank Holiday, so soon after the last, means more film goodies for the family to enjoy…and thankfully, there is a fine selection! The outstanding stars of the Despicable […]

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Tommy, Emma, Niamh, Sophie and Liam Culloty all set for the Lee Strand & An Riocht Family Fun 5K Challenge.

Take Part In The Lee Strand & An Riocht AC Family Fun Virtual 5K This Weekend

May 1, 2021 at 9:49 am Comments are Disabled

THE Lee Strand & An Riocht AC Family Fun Virtual 5K is taking place this May Bank Holiday Weekend. Everyone is welcome to take part, families or individuals of all levels, walkers, joggers or runners. To register for the Lee Strand & An Riocht Family Fun Virtual 5K Challenge visit […]

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Gardaí Devising Policing Plan For Tralee District In Anticipation Of Busy Summer

Gardaí Devising Policing Plan For Tralee District In Anticipation Of Busy Summer

April 30, 2021 at 5:07 pm Comments are Disabled

A SPECIFIED District Policing Plan to be put in place during the summer months in the Tralee District it was revealed at the online meeting of the Joint Policing Committee on Friday. Tralee MD Cllr Mikey Sheehy asked would additional Garda resources be made available in the district in the […]

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Garda Statistics Reveal Decrease In Kerry Crime In First Quarter Of 2021

Garda Statistics Reveal Decrease In Kerry Crime In First Quarter Of 2021

April 30, 2021 at 4:09 pm Comments are Disabled

THE latest data on crime in the county was revealed at the Joint Policing Committee meeting held online on Friday afternoon. Kerry Division Chief Supt Eileen Foster gave a rundown on the crime statistics for the first quarter of 2021, based on data available on the Garda PULSE system as […]

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Ballet Poulet by Fanzini Productions which will be part of online events on the day.

Over 20 Projects Planned Online For Cruinniú Na nÓg

April 30, 2021 at 3:18 pm Comments are Disabled

CRUINNIÚ na nÓg, Ireland’s day of creativity for children and young people, returns on June 12 with a number of events planned online. Kerry County Council’s Arts Office is in the final stages of planning and co-ordinating this year’s exciting programme. Like last year, in light of current restrictions, all […]

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Less Than Five New COVID Cases In Kerry, 545 Reported Nationally Today

Less Than Five New COVID Cases In Kerry, 545 Reported Nationally Today

April 30, 2021 at 2:43 pm Comments are Disabled

THERE were less than five new cases of COVID-19 reported for Kerry this evening. There were four additional deaths and 545 new cases of the virus reported nationally. The 14 day incidence of new cases for Kerry is 18.3 per 100,000 people. There have been 27 cases reported in the […]

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Little Mix wearing Colin Horgan's designs in their new video 'Confetti'.

Little Mix Wear Ardfert Man’s Designs In New Music Video

April 30, 2021 at 1:07 pm Comments are Disabled

A LOCAL fashion designer has worked with international pop stars on their new music video which went online today. Colin Horgan from Ardfert has already had his designs worn by celebrities such as Chaelin CL, Brooke Candy, Dua Lipa, Lady Gaga, Tierra Whack, Ashnikko, Ava Max and more, but in […]

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Call For Removal Of Any Invasive Plant Species In Ballyseedy Wood

Call For Removal Of Any Invasive Plant Species In Ballyseedy Wood

April 30, 2021 at 9:43 am Comments are Disabled

A SINN Féin councillor has called for a plan to protect and enhance Ballyseedy Wood, including removal of non-native invasive plant species. Cllr Cathal Foley had a motion before the online meeting of Tralee Municipal District on Monday that the Council develop such a plan. Cllr Foley said Ballyseedy Wood […]

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Tina Cunningham and Kathlen Collins accepting a cheque of €4,508 from Míchéal Sheehan the money was raised by Michéal by running a marathon. Photo: Joe Hanley

Micheál’s Marathon Effort Raises Thousands For Recovery Haven

April 30, 2021 at 9:42 am Comments are Disabled

A TEACHER in Moyderwell Primary School made a presentation of over €4,500 to Recovery Haven on Wednesday. Mícheál Sheehan, a native of Dromid in South Kerry but now living in Annagh just outside town, took on his first marathon on Easter Sunday in aid of the cancer support house. After […]

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Blennerville Windmill in the sunshine. Photo by Gavin O'Connor.

Report On Future Of Blennerville Windmill Complex Due This Summer

April 30, 2021 at 9:40 am Comments are Disabled

A FEASIBILITY study is to be carried out shortly in relation to proposed renovations to the Blennerville Windmill Complex. Labour Cllr. Terry O’Brien sought an update on the proposed works and development to the facility at the online meeting of Tralee Municipal District on Monday. He was told that funding […]

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Less Than Five Additional COVID-19 Cases In Kerry, 474 More Nationally

Less Than Five Additional COVID-19 Cases In Kerry, 474 More Nationally

April 29, 2021 at 6:06 pm Comments are Disabled

LESS than five new cases of COVID-19 reported for Kerry this evening. There were three additional deaths and 474 new cases of the virus reported nationally. The 14 day incidence of new cases for Kerry is 19 per 100,000 people. There have been 28 cases reported in the same period […]

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Council Hears Of Dumping Of Domestic Waste In Town Centre Bins

Council Hears Of Dumping Of Domestic Waste In Town Centre Bins

April 29, 2021 at 4:13 pm Comments are Disabled

THE Mayor of Tralee said some people are coming into the town centre to dump their domestic waste in council bins. Labour Cllr Terry O’Brien was moving a motion at the online meeting of Tralee Municipal District on Monday, that Kerry County Council would examine the potential of supplying more […]

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Radio Kerry Receives €100,000 In BAI Funding

Radio Kerry Receives €100,000 In BAI Funding

April 29, 2021 at 3:06 pm Comments are Disabled

RADIO Kerry is to receive €100,000 in funding from the Broadcast Authority of Ireland (BAI). The funding initiative has been awarded by the BAI to help promote greater awareness and understanding of the COVID-19 pandemic across the independent commercial radio sector. Allocations ranging from €37,500 to €100,000 have now been […]

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St Joseph's NS Ballyheigue pupils Top Row - Naomi Flaherty, Fionn Guerin, Jack Fay , Willem Stack Bottom Row - Holly Galloway, Saoirse O Hanlon , Eric O Sullivan, Jack Cashman 

Ballyheigue School Pupils Need Votes In Film Competition

April 29, 2021 at 1:41 pm Comments are Disabled

THE St Joseph’s NS Ballyheigue fourth class pupils have taken part in the ‘What’s Your Story’ film competition run by Trend Micro Ireland. The film competition is run annually and each year there is an internet theme. This year the theme was ‘How Did The Internet Help You Get Through This […]

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Deputy Pa Daly.

Daly Calls For Coordinated Taskforce To Combat Fires In Killarney Nationally Park

April 29, 2021 at 1:21 pm Comments are Disabled

SINN Féin TD for Kerry, Pa Daly, has called for lessons to be learned from the Killarney National Park fire last weekend. Deputy Daly has urged the Minister of State for Heritage to discuss with Kerry County Council the creation of a coordinated taskforce for fires within the National Park. […]

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Call For Something To Be Done About Rath Cemetery Litter/Traffic Problems

Call For Something To Be Done About Rath Cemetery Litter/Traffic Problems

April 29, 2021 at 11:23 am Comments are Disabled

A LOCAL councillor called for an update on the caretaker situation at Rath Cemetery at the online meeting of Tralee Municipal District on Monday. Fianna Fáil Cllr Johnnie Wall said the caretaker had still not started and there were a number of issues that needed to be sorted out urgently. […]

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Cllr Deirdre Ferris.

Cllr Ferris Calls For Cessation Of Building One-Bed Social Housing Units

April 29, 2021 at 11:05 am Comments are Disabled

A TRALEE Municipal District councillor has proposed the local authority no longer build one-bedroom properties and compensate by building extra two-bedroom properties. Sinn Fein Cllr Deirdre Ferris put forward the motion at the online meeting of Tralee MD of Kerry County Council on Monday, following on from a similar motion […]

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Cllr Wants Higher Fencing At Rear Of Estate After Litter Thrown Into Properties

Cllr Wants Higher Fencing At Rear Of Estate After Litter Thrown Into Properties

April 29, 2021 at 9:48 am Comments are Disabled

A TRALEE councillor has called for higher fencing at the rear of a Tralee estate adjacent to the Tralee-Fenit Greenway because of litter being thrown into residential properties. Cllr Sam Locke was speaking at the online meeting of the Tralee Municipal District of Kerry County Council on Monday morning. He […]

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