Denis loved his family, his county and his native town
The late Denis Foley
The late Denis Foley
SIX of the oldest, largest and most impressive trees in Tralee Town Park, including the towering beech that stands over the picturesque Rose Garden, are to be chopped down.
HALLOWEEN comes early to Killorglin this year, so locals better be prepared for ghouls, witches and even headless henchmen as the town hosts its annual Halloween parade on Saturday, October 26.
KILLARNEY Town Council is to proceed with plans to open a new entrance into Killarney National Park, despite local concerns that it could lead to increased instances of vandalism.
THE parish of Listowel is celebrating its very own Gathering this year in the guise of the town's first Redemptorist Mission in nearly a decade - to which all in north Kerry are invited.
WEDDING bells were ringing out in the Munster Bar in Ballymullen on Saturday as the Collins and O'Donoghue clans gathered to celebrate the engagement of Aoife Collins and Brian O'Donoghue.
ALL eyes were on one gorgeous little man, Nathan Jack Walsh, as he celebrated his christening party in Ballyroe Hotel on Saturday.
THE RAILWAY Bar, Abbeyfeale will be buzzing when they host a fundraiser for the Bee For Battens/ Liam's Lodge foundation on October 18 to help the children's charity set up by Castlemaine man Tony Heffernan whose family has suffered cruelly because of Batten's Disease.
THE monthly meeting of Tralee Town Council, which was due to take place on Monday evening, was adjourned for a week as a mark of respect to former councillor John Blennerhassett.
FOLLOWING ON from last year's successful O'Flaherty Trail Coach Tour, another has been organised for Saturday, November 2.
ABBEYFEALE people don't do things by halves and this has been well demonstrated during the year of The Gathering. The town is hosting its second Gathering to celebrate the 21st anniversary of the film 'Back Home' made for a local youth project involving over 200 people from the Abbeyfeale community.
POPULAR Kenmare businessman Donald Lynch played the odds perfectly on Saturday night and collected a cool €52,600 in the process.
THEY travelled from across Ireland and further afield and they came to celebrate one of Kenmare's finest exports.
Monica O'Connor and some of the staff and friends of the Slice of Life Health-food Store and Whole-food Cafe on Main Street, Castleisland and its sister store on main street in Abbeyfeale are gearing up for some 'Me Time' on Saturday.
TRALEE man Christy Switzer enjoyed a trip to Canada recently where he had meetings with Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper and his wife Laureen Teskey-Harper and was also given a tour of the parliament buildings in Ontario.
STUDENTS, parents and teachers at St Michael's College are set to find out a lot more about events at the school thanks to a new mobile phone 'app' launched this week.
Munster MEP Seán Kelly raised the European flag at Scoil Mhuire, Knocknagoshel during his recent visit to the village school to celebrate it's successful participation in the Blue Star programme of 2012/2013 and the beginning of their participation in the 2013/2014 programme.
The late John 'Johnny' Meehan
THE tragic last moments of Killarney man Cian O'Donoghue, Gortacoosh, Glenflesk (19) who drowned in Lough Leane in Killarney this summer, were relived on Monday as his heartbroken family attended an inquest into his death.
PRESSURE is continuing to mount in Kerry this week for a reversal of the Government plan to impose 50 per cent commercial rates on unoccupied premises in the county.
THE biggest annual fundraising event in Tralee's biggest parish raised more than €40,000 over the course of the weekend.
'GOTTA Lotta Colour' was the caption and inspiration for the 2013/2014 Irish League of Credit Unions Poster Competition at Killarney Credit Union and it really inspired the imaginations of the young artists who entered.
BOOTS Chemists opened their new outlet in Tralee's Central Plaza last Wednesday to a warm reception from shoppers and with a helping hand from Kerry football star Kieran Donaghy.
MEMBERS of the Psychiatric Nurses' Association challenged delegates at last weekend's Labour party conference in Killarney over the current lack of mental health services in Kerry and asked that the issue be brought to the floor when the members met.
THIS FRIDAY, December 6, sees the official opening of the Waterville Water and Wastewater Scheme by Minister for Environment, Community and Local Government, Phil Hogan.
IT is difficult for farmers to plan ahead when they don't know what price they will get for their produce and this problem is set to become even more of an issue in the coming years with up and down variations in prices expected to increase even more.