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Still Time To Enter Dingle Lit Short Story Competition

Still Time To Enter Dingle Lit Short Story Competition

February 9, 2024 at 9:56 am Comments are Disabled

WITH just a few weeks until the deadline, writers across Ireland are reminded that the submission window for the Dingle Lit Short Story Competition will close at midnight on February 29. “We are very pleased with the response to date and encourage interested writers to submit their work before the […]

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Fruit Tree Pruning And Maintenance Workshop On The Greenway

Fruit Tree Pruning And Maintenance Workshop On The Greenway

February 9, 2024 at 9:55 am Comments are Disabled

A FRUIT Tree and pruning maintenance workshop is set to take place tomorrow at the Rock Street section of the Tralee-Greenway near Werner Heinrich engineering, opposite entrance to Dunnes Stores. You can learn how to care for and maintain fruit trees and shrubs to maximise fruit production and prevent disease. This […]

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Gardai And Kerry Credit Unions Launch Money Mule Awareness Campaign

Gardai And Kerry Credit Unions Launch Money Mule Awareness Campaign

February 8, 2024 at 3:38 pm Comments are Disabled

An Garda Síochána has today launched a fraud awareness campaign in partnership with 13 Credit Unions in Kerry and West-Limerick to highlight the dangers of acting as a money mule. Gardaí in the Kerry Garda Division continue to target money laundering through the bank accounts of those residing in the […]

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At the launch of Tralee Tidy Towns latest initiative were Gloria O'Connor, Mary Jo Quigley, Joan O'Regan, Tommy Keane, Martha Finn, Kevin McCarthy, Bridie O'Sullivan, Anne Marie Fuller and Georgi Kinkadze. Photo by Dermot Crean

Tralee Tidy Towns Wants To Help Businesses Improve Their Appearance

February 8, 2024 at 5:04 am Comments are Disabled

TRALEE Tidy Towns is asking businesses in town to have a look at their premises to see what can be improved upon. 2023 was a phenomenal year for the Tralee Tidy Towns Committee achieving its eleventh Gold Medal and the highest ever increase in points. This has generated such goodwill […]

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Stephen Cotter, Interim CEO, CIE Tours, Marie Galvin and Padraig McGillicuddy, Ballygarry Estate Hotel and Spa, and Lorcan O’Connor, Group CEO of CIE.

Ballygarry Estate Hotel And Spa Wins CIE Tours Award

February 8, 2024 at 5:04 am Comments are Disabled

KERRY attractions received awards at the CIE Tours Awards of Excellence which took place in Dublin earlier this week. CIE Tours, the largest carrier of US visitors to Ireland every year presented its annual awards to the hoteliers and tourism experiences which achieved approval ratings of over 92% from the […]

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MTU Awarded €14.6m Under TU RISE Programme

MTU Awarded €14.6m Under TU RISE Programme

February 8, 2024 at 5:03 am Comments are Disabled

MTU has been awarded €14.6m under the TU RISE programme (Technological Universities Research and Innovation Supporting Enterprise). TU RISE is designed to improve research functions within the technological university sector and enhance institutions’ engagements with their surrounding regions. The announcement on Wednesday will support MTU’s strategic ambitions in research and […]

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The front view of the proposed structure.

Council Commences Planning Process For Water-Based Activities Centre In Fenit

February 7, 2024 at 3:03 pm Comments are Disabled

KERRY County Council has commenced the planning process for a proposed centre for water-based activities in Fenit. The proposed facility, adjacent to the greenway trailhead and the beach at Fenit, will provide appropriate facilities for water sports participants and cyclists. The quality of the visitor experience will be improved and […]

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Kerry To Receive €3.5m In Funding Under Active Travel Programme

Kerry To Receive €3.5m In Funding Under Active Travel Programme

February 7, 2024 at 2:12 pm Comments are Disabled

IT has been announced that €3.5m has been allocated for 20 projects in Kerry under the Active Travel Investment Programme for 2024. Kerry has been allocated €3.5m of the €1bn allocation nationwide. A number of schools are included under the Safe Routes To School programme including €180,000 for Moyderwell Mercy Primary School; […]

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7.2.2024 : Repro Free ::  .
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In a culinary spectacle took place today as apprentices from across Ireland converged at The Great Southern Hotel in Killarney, Co. Kerry, to compete in the National Commis Chef Apprenticeship Competition. Organised by the Kerry Education and Training Board . The participating apprentices represent a diverse cross-section of emerging talent from Kerry ETB, Cork ETB, Tipperary ETB, Limerick & Clare ETB, Kilkenny & Carlow ETB, Kildare & Wicklow ETB, Cavan & Monaghan ETB, Mayo, Sligo & Leitrim ETB, City of Dublin ETB and promises to showcase a melting pot of creativity and passion  . 
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National Commis Chef Apprenticeship Competition Takes Place In Killarney

February 7, 2024 at 11:00 am Comments are Disabled

IN a culinary spectacle set to take place today, apprentices from across Ireland have converged at The Great Southern Hotel in Killarney, to compete in the National Commis Chef Apprenticeship Competition. Organised by the Kerry Education and Training Board (ETB) in partnership with the Irish Hotel Federation and other industry […]

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At the launch of 'A Celebration Of Love' at The Rose Hotel were, in front; The Rose Hotel's C&B ManagerJennifer Dee with Mary Fitzgerald of Comfort For Chemo Kerry. At back; The Rose Hotel's Nicole O'Halloran with event host Billy Keane, Brid O'Connor and Cora Walsh of Comfort For Chemo Kerry. Photo by Dermot Crean

‘A Celebration Of Love’ At The Rose Hotel This Saturday

February 7, 2024 at 8:51 am Comments are Disabled

THERE’S just days to go until a fabulous fundraiser in aid of a great cause when Comfort for Chemo Kerry host ‘A Celebration of Love’ — a dinner dance to be held on this Saturday in The Rose Hotel. They are promising a night of fine food, dancing, ceoil agus craic. […]

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Heather MacIver of Meadowlands with IGDB Volunteers and dogs Kandy, Vyda and Skye.

Fun Night Of Music And Dancing At ‘Puppy Love’ Event

February 7, 2024 at 8:50 am Comments are Disabled

THE Irish Guide Dogs for the Blind (IGDB) Tralee Branch will hold their ‘Puppy Love’  Valentine’s Dance fundraiser this Friday night. Taking place in The Meadowlands Hotel, Tralee, the event has been a huge success in the past with a large crowd attending raising thousands of euros for for the […]

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6.2.2024 : Repro Free :: MTU is delighted to announce that the University will be hosting the Electric Ireland Higher Education GAA Championships on our Kerry campus from the 13th to the 17th of February 2024. 
Left standing : Joe Diggins (Hurler) and Armin Heinrich (Footballer)
Back Row…
Mike Quirke - MTU Kerry campus GAA Development officer 
Peter Twiss - Secretary Kerry GAA
Stephen Stack - President Tralee Chamber of Commerce

Seated :  left to right
Dr Brendan O' Donnell
Vice President Academic Affairs & Registrar
Mr Jimmy Deenihan, Chairperson, MTU Governing Body
Ms Gillian O’Sullivan
Academic Administration & Student Affairs Manager
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MTU is delighted to announce that the University will be hosting the Electric Ireland Higher Education GAA Championships on our Kerry campus from the 13th to the 17th of February 2024.
This is set to be a fantastic showcase of Gaelic games activity with over 17 games taking place across the 5 days, with teams descending on Tralee from all over Ireland, the UK and the US.
The Kingdom has long prided itself on its famed Gaelic games heritage, and this week-long festival of hurling and football action, a first for MTU to host both the Sigerson and Fitzgibbon cup finals, is a source of great pride for all in the University and we hope to provide a fantastic occasion for all.
We would like to acknowledge the support we are receiving from Kerry GAA and the various clubs around Tralee town, Tralee chamber of commerce and all who are helping to make this event a memorable one for those who will visit us.
Best of luck to all competing teams.

MTU Looks Forward To Hosting A Feast Of GAA Action This Month

February 7, 2024 at 8:49 am Comments are Disabled

PREPARATIONS are well in place now for the MTU Kerry Campus to host the Electric Ireland Higher Education GAA Championships from February 13th to the 17th. It’s set to be a fantastic showcase of Gaelic games activity with over 17 games taking place across the five days, with teams descending […]

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6.2.24 : Repro Free : Council invites application to Community Climate Action Programme

Kerry County Council is reminding communities across the county that funding is available under the Community Climate Action Programme for 2024. Funding of over €600,000 has been provided for projects in Kerry which will help to build low-carbon and sustainable communities.
 Pictured Back : Paul Neary Acting Director of Services, Environment , Gerry Riordan Senior Engineer and Richard Curtin Community Climate Action Officer . Seated Jim Finucane Mayor of Kerry and Moira Murrell CEO Kerry County Council  . 
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Tuesday, 6 February 2024
Council invites application to Community Climate Action Programme

Kerry County Council is reminding communities across the county that funding is available under the Community Climate Action Programme for 2024. Funding of over €600,000 has been provided for projects in Kerry which will help to build low-carbon and sustainable communities.

The goal of the programme, which is led by the Department of the Environment, is to support community-based initiatives which contribute to achieving Ireland’s national climate action and energy targets and which tackle climate action at a local level. 

The fund is divided into two strands:

•	Strand-1 – Action: Building Low Carbon Communities: Kerry County Council have been given an allocation of €663,000 for projects regarding climate action. Under this scheme, communities will partner with Kerry County Council to carry out projects that will have a direct and positive impact on climate change.

•	Strand 1a – Shared Island Community Climate Action: This strand enables communities to carry out a cross-border project in partnership with a community in Northern Ireland.  
 
Cathaoirleach of Kerry County Council, Cllr Jim Finucane, said: “Climate action and building sustainable communities requires the involvement and cooperation of everyone. This funding will help to deliver tangible community-led projects which can contribute to supporting our collective ambitions to move towards a low-carbon economy and to achieve climate action targets. I would encourage community groups to apply,” he said.

Community groups which are not-for-profit and are registered with the Kerry Participation Network are eligible to apply and full details are available on the Kerry County Council website or by email from richard.curtin@kerrycoco.ie.

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What funding is available?

The funding received by a Community Organisation will depend on the size of a project:
•	Small scale projects will be granted, less than €20,000
•	Medium scale projects will be granted, €21,000 to €50,000
•	Large scale projects will be granted, €51,000 to €100,000
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Council Invites Applications For Community Climate Action Programme

February 6, 2024 at 1:45 pm Comments are Disabled

KERRY County Council is reminding communities across the county that funding is available under the Community Climate Action Programme for 2024. Funding of over €600,000 has been provided for projects in Kerry which will help to build low-carbon and sustainable communities. The goal of the programme, which is led by […]

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Denis O'Regan who won Sales Person Of The Year at the Chardwicks Caras Awards.

Tralee Man Receives Chadwicks Sales Person Of The Year Award

February 6, 2024 at 12:19 pm Comments are Disabled

A TRALEE man was named Sales Person of the Year at Chadwicks Appreciation and Recognition Awards (CARAs) recently. The second annual Chadwicks Appreciation and Recognition Awards were held to celebrate and thank colleagues from across the business. Denis O’Regan from Chadwicks Tralee was named Sales Person of the Year. Recognised for […]

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Kerry Archaeological and Historical Society Launches Programme Of 2024 Events

Kerry Archaeological and Historical Society Launches Programme Of 2024 Events

February 6, 2024 at 11:04 am Comments are Disabled

ALMOST 30 different events, lectures, outings and gatherings form part of the 2024 Programme for the Kerry Archaeological and Historical Society which has been published this week. From the Vikings to St Brendan the Navigator and the big houses of Kerry to recent archaeological discoveries on the Dingle Peninsula, the […]

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Public Consultation On New Local Economic and Community Plan

Public Consultation On New Local Economic and Community Plan

February 6, 2024 at 10:56 am Comments are Disabled

KERRY County Council is inviting members of the public to join an online information session this week which marks the beginning of public consultation on a new Local Economic and Community Plan (LECP) for Kerry. The Kerry Local Community Development Committee (LCDC) has begun the preparation of the Local Economic […]

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St. Brendan's crew enjoying the night. Photo by Liam Ryan

PHOTOS: St Brendan’s Basketball Club Celebrates 30th Anniversary

February 6, 2024 at 9:00 am Comments are Disabled

By Alan Cantwell St. Brendan’s Basketball Club celebrated its 30th Anniversary in style on Sunday night with a social gathering at Molly J’s at the Benners Hotel in Tralee. Founding members, players, coaches, committee members and friends of the club were in attendance to join in the celebrations for the […]

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5 February 2024; Niamh Ní Chonchúir of Kerry in action against Shauna Cronin of Cork during the 2024 Lidl Ladies National Football League Division 1 Round 3 match between Kerry and Cork at Austin Stack Park in Tralee, Kerry. Photo by Brendan Moran/Sportsfile *** NO REPRODUCTION FEE ***

PHOTOS/REPORT: Kerry Make It Three Wins On The Trot After Defeating Cork

February 6, 2024 at 8:57 am Comments are Disabled

Dan Kearney reports on Kerry’s win over Cork in Tralee on Monday… Kerry 2-14 Cork 0-7 Hannah O’ Donoghue struck for 1-3 as Kerry defeated Cork by thirteen points at Austin Stack Park in the third round of the Lidl National Football League Division 1. O’Donoghue was on fire for […]

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Warriors captain Eoin Quigley fires in from distance. Photo by Liam Ryan

PHOTOS/REPORT: Warriors Square The Ledger With Local Derby Win Over Killorglin

February 5, 2024 at 1:00 pm Comments are Disabled

Alan Cantwell reports on the InsureMyVan.ie Men’s Super League 2023/2024 – Round 14 game on Saturday night… Garvey’s Tralee Warriors 91 Flexachem KCYMS 76 Garvey’s Tralee Warriors avenged the early season defeat to Flexachem KCYMS with a 91-76 win in front of a bumper sell-out crowd at the Tralee Sports […]

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Pupils Sofia Osmanavric, Ayanda Phiri and Iona Carmody at the St John's Parochial School Fundraising Bakesale on Friday. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: School Bakesale Helps Out Tralee Soup Kitchen And ‘My Canine Companion’

February 5, 2024 at 12:49 pm Comments are Disabled

PUPILS from St John’s Parochial School, Ashe Street, had a busy Thursday night of baking ahead of a fundraiser at the school the following morning. Teach an tSolais, adjacent to the school, was filled with goodies on Friday for a bakesale  in aid of Tralee Soup Kitchen and My Canine […]

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Launching the Kerins O'Rahillys GAA Golf Classic were Ogie Moran, Barry Foley, Norman Foley, Eoin Liston, Tommy Walsh, David Moran, Morgan Nix, Oliver Molloy, Sean Walsh and Mikey Keane. Photo by Dermot Crean

Kerins O’Rahillys Launches Fundraising Golf Classic For Works At Healy Park

February 5, 2024 at 12:48 pm Comments are Disabled

KERINS O’Rahilly’s GAA Club has launched a fundraising Golf Classic to help refurbish its ‘nursery’ at Healy Park. The famous Tralee GAA club has launched the event to help finance an extensive refurbishment of their pitches and facilities at Ballyrickard. The Golf Classic will take place on Good Friday, March 29, […]

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Victor Udeze.

Kerry FC Announces Signing Of New Striker

February 5, 2024 at 12:48 pm Comments are Disabled

KERRY Football Club is delighted to announce the signing of striker Victor Udeze to the club ahead of the 2024 SSE Airtricity Men’s First Division Campaign. Udeze, who is 19 years of age and from Dublin, signs for the Kingdom ahead of the new season to further bolster the squads […]

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Simi Ogungbasan, Julie Foley, Ava Buckley, Rachel Kilgallen and Rachel Kilgallen at the John Mitchels GAA Club Social at The Rose Hotel on Saturday night. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: John Mitchels GAA Club Faithful Enjoy Annual Social

February 4, 2024 at 11:35 am Comments are Disabled

THE John Mitchels GAA Club social was another sellout success last night with just under 200 attending in The Rose Hotel. Having revived the social back in 2022 after a break of 13 years, the demand was clearly there to host a social gathering again and once again celebrated the […]

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Susan Collins, Mags O'Donnell and Hazel O'Leary at 'Sickly Come Dancing - The Relapse' at Ballygarry Estate on Friday night. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Cheering On The Contestants At ‘Sickly Come Dancing’ (Part 2)

February 3, 2024 at 11:40 am Comments are Disabled

THE atmosphere was electric in Ballygarry Estate last night with hundreds of people cheering on the contestants in ‘Sickly Come Dancing – The Relapse’. The fundraising event for the Friends of University Hospital Kerry was an enormous success and the organising committee from the UHK Sports and Social Club deserve […]

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Sarah Murphy and Patrice Diggin with the Division 2A National League Cup at the Kerry Camogie Social at The Rose Hotel on Friday night. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Celebrating A Great Year For Kerry Camogie At Annual Social

February 3, 2024 at 11:14 am Comments are Disabled

KERRY Camogie is in rude health as the new season begins this month. Last year saw the seniors win the National League Division 2A title and the minors victorious in the All-Ireland Camogie ‘C’ final so there was much to celebrate at their annual social in The Rose Hotel on […]

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Dancers Stephen O'Brien, Herlo Coetzer and Pedro Arregui with Anne Almeida at 'Sickly Come Dancing - The Relapse' at Ballygarry Estate on Friday night. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Hundreds Enjoy Spectacular ‘Sickly Come Dancing’ At Ballygarry (Part 1)

February 3, 2024 at 11:10 am Comments are Disabled

IT’S been a long time coming but ‘Sickly Come Dancing — The Relapse’ was certainly worth the wait last night. Well over 600 people — mostly staff from University Hospital Kerry — gathered for the event organised by the UHK Kerry Sports & Social Club, which was supposed to take place […]

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Know Your Rights: Septic Tanks And Other Domestic Wastewater Treatment Systems

Know Your Rights: Septic Tanks And Other Domestic Wastewater Treatment Systems

February 3, 2024 at 10:12 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… What is a domestic wastewater treatment system? Domestic wastewater treatment systems include all septic tanks, waste water tanks and treatment systems receiving, storing, treating or disposing of domestic wastewater. […]

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New Kerry FC signing Valerii Dolia.

Ukrainian Winger Signs For Kerry FC From Athlone Town

February 2, 2024 at 9:59 pm Comments are Disabled

KERRY Football Club has announced the arrival of Valerii Dolia from Athlone Town for the 2024 SSE Airtricity Men’s First Division campaign. The 25 year old Ukrainian makes the switch from the midlands to the South West for the upcoming season having originally signed for the league’s oldest club back […]

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Kerry Divisional Drug Unit Involved In Operation To Seize €1.1m Of Cannabis

Kerry Divisional Drug Unit Involved In Operation To Seize €1.1m Of Cannabis

February 2, 2024 at 4:30 pm Comments are Disabled

Gardaí attached to the Garda National Drugs and Organised Crime Bureau (GNDOCB) and the Kerry Divisional Drug Unit carried out a joint operation with Revenue’s Customs Service in the Limerick area yesterday. Revenue Officers seized approximately 55kgs worth of herbal cannabis with an estimated value of €1.1m. A man in his […]

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Here’s The Kerry Team To Face Cork In Tralee On Monday

February 2, 2024 at 3:12 pm Comments are Disabled

AFTER a hard fought win over Waterford last week, Kerry are back in action this Bank Holiday Monday in Round 3 of the Lidl Ladies National Football League Division 1. It’s another home game for the ladies as they face Cork in Austin Stack Park which has a 3pm throw-in time. Kerry […]

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