TRALEE IMPERIALS BASKETBALL CLUB
Hi all, training continues at usual times
6/12 U17 Girls Imperials v St.Pauls John Mitchells 20-30 7/12 U14 Div1 Girls Imperials v St.Marys Mounthawk 19-00 U13 Div1 Girls Imperials v St.Josephs Mounthawk 18-00 8/12 Senior Women Div1 St.Marys v Imperials Castleisland 18-30 Senior Women Div3 Gneeveguilla v Imperials Rathmore 20-00 9/12 Senior Men Div1 Imperials v KCYMS Mounthawk 14-30 Senior Women Div3 Cup Vixens v Imperials Athea 19-15 U16 Div3 Girls St.Bridgets v Imperials Castleisland 16-00 10/12 U16 Div1 Girls Gneeveguilla v Imperials Rathmore 1900 U14 Div1 Boys Imperials v St.Brendans Mounthawk 19-15 U14 Div3 Girls Pool3 Imperials v St.Brendans Mounthawk 18-00 U12 Div3 Girls Pool2 Imperials v TKCOBRAS Presentation 18-15 12/12 U12 Div1 Boys St.Pauls v Imperials Killarney 19-00 Senior Women Div3 Imperials v Vixens Mounthawk 20-00
U16 Div1 Boys Imperials 42 KCYMS 48 U12 Div3 Boys Pool2 St.Marys 26 Imperials 17 U12 Div3 Girls Pool2 St.Marys 32 Imperials 9 U14 Div1 Boys Rathmore 57 Imperials 39 U14 Div2 Girls Pool1 Imperials 30 Bobcats 28 U12 Div1 Girls Glenbeigh 19 Imperials 10 U18 Boys National Cup quarter final St Malachys 71 Imperials 42
KERRY DEAF RESOURCE CENTRE 1ST YEAR ANNIVERSARY OF THE IRISH SIGN LANGUAGE ACT
The Irish Sign Language Act 2017 was passed into Law last December. This campaign was led by the Irish Deaf Society (IDS) and supported by countless individuals, groups & organisations throughout Ireland and indeed abroad. To celebrate the oneyear anniversary of the ISL Act, the IDS are organising an event in Dublin on the 14th of December. If you are wondering why the 14th has been chosen? This is the day ISL was officially recognised by the Government in the Dáil. The IDS would like to invite you to join them in their celebrations at Deaf Village Ireland (DVI) at 11 am. They will have a brief review of the last year since ISL was officially recognised. If you can’t make it early in the day, they will also have a get-together at 7 pm downstairs in Doyle’s Pub. If you are not able to attend either event, the IDS are happy for people to organise their own events around Ireland to celebrate National ISL Day! They are also looking forward to seeing your photos from the celebrations, so make sure to share them with the IDS afterwards. If you know of any local celebrations and would like to share them with us, please let us know. We would be happy to share the details on our Facebook page. For further information on the IDS event in ISL, check out https://vimeo. com/302461016
WHAT DOES THE ISL ACT COVER? For those of you who are not familiar with the ISL Act, here is a brief explanation of what the Act covers? ISL is now recognised as the 3rd official language in Ireland. Prior to this, only English & Irish were recognised as official languages by the Government. ISL users have legal rights to access Government Departments via Irish Sign Language. This means that all Government Departments that come under the responsibility of a Minister are legally obliged to provide access through ISL. Public Bodies that receive funding via Government sources are also covered by the Act. In addition, all Courts must provide ISL access. An important aspect of the legislation is that the provision of interpretation shall be of no cost to the person concerned. If you would like to read more about the Act, a full version of the Act is available online at: https://data.oireachtas. ie/ie/oireachtas/act/2017/40/eng/ enacted/a4017.pdf
REMINDER OF OFFICE HOLIDAYS
Just a quick reminder of our upcoming holidays. We will close at 5pm on the 21st of December and will re-open again on the 7th of January at 10am. As always, don’t forget you can contact SLIS or Bridge Interpreting outside of office hours & during holidays for any legal or medical emergencies.
OUR CONTACT DETAILS:
Kerry Deaf Resource Centre (KDRC). 4 Gas Terrace, Tralee, Co. Kerry, IRELAND. V92 Y409
KDRC provides services to deaf, deafened, hard of hearing & hearing customers on deaf and hard of hearing related issues. Appointments can be arranged via our Drop-In Centre in Tralee.
Text: 087 633 4687 E-mail: [email protected]com.net Facebook: www.facebook.com/kerrydeaf VIS- Video Interpreting/Information Service: (by appointment) FaceTime: 087 633 4687 or [email protected]com.net Skype: kerrydeaf Website: www. kerrydeaf.com To make a donation: You can send a cheque or postal order to our postal address above. All donations greatly appreciated. We also accept online donations at: https:// www.gofundme.com/kerrydeafresource Charity No: CHY20854
KERRY SCHOOL OF MUSIC INFO/CONTACT
Kerry School of Music, established in 1982, is a registered charity and scientific body providing highest quality, affordable tuition in Music, Drama and Dance at locations throughout Kerry - Tralee, Killarney, Listowel, Castleisland, Killorglin and Dingle. Further information can be got on our websites www. kerryschoolofmusic.com, www. killarneymusicschool.com, www. ksmdanceacademy.com and on our Facebook pages. Our head office in the former Custom House, High St. Tralee is open weekdays from 9.30am to 5pm. Or call 066 7125690/7120077. Mobile: 087-6278931.
Royal Irish Academy of Music Winter exams took place on Monday last, December 3rd. Well done to all entrants and fingers crossed for optimum results.
CAROLS IN THE BONS
Monday last at 7.30pm in the Chapel of the Bon Secours Hospital the Kerry Chamber Choir and Kerry School of Music Children’s Choir gave an hour-long recital of seasonal music which was open to the public and broadcast throughout the hospital.
BORN TO DANCE
The first of two Kerry School of Music Dance Academy performances, showcases the work of teacher Tara Dore. Tara teaches dance classes in Tralee, Killarney, Listowel and Dingle. The performance takes place on Sunday, December 9th at 5pm and is sure to be a sell-out. Early booking is advised. Call Siamsa Tire on 06623055.
The high point of the annual pre-Christmas concert season - Handel’s Messiah will be performed at Killarney Friary on Sunday, December 16th at 8pm by the Kerry Chamber Choir, Kerry Chamber Orchestra and a superb line-up of soloists all directed from the keyboard by Aidan O’ Carroll. The Messiah at the Friary is fast becoming an annual event and makes for a truly spectacular evening of music.
This year we have put out a call to singers who have already sung a Messiah to come join us. There is a special rehearsal at the Kerry School of Music this coming Saturday, December 8th at 5pm and all intending singers are welcome.
Tickets can be got from the Friary Office - 064-6631334 or Kerry School of Music - 066-7125690.
Aidan O’ Carroll will again feature in a two-hour special In Conversation With with Joe McGill on Radio Kerry on Wednesday, December 19th from 6-8pm. This will be Aidan’s ninth year being interviewed.
MISTLETOE AND WINE
The final concert of the pre-Christmas season takes place at St. John’s Church of Ireland, Ashe St. Tralee on Friday, December 21st. This is the 20th Mistletoe and Wine and a superb miscellany of items is promised from the Kerry Chamber Choir, the School of Music Senior Orchestra and a raft of distinguished guests. Booking on Kerry School of Music ticket line_ 066-7125690. Limited tickets available at the door on the night.
KERRY HOSPICE FOUNDATION LIGHT TO REMEMBER TREE
A Light To Remember Tree is officially lighting on the grounds of University Hospital Kerry. It was a very emotional night and we are overwhelmed with the crowd that came. We must thank all in the University Hospital Kerry for the refreshments, the lovely surroundings for the event and the great work that was done in setting up the tree. We must also thank the sound engineers who did a great job.
A huge thank you to Belfield Nursery for the amazing tree and Terry O’Brien for his help in getting it? To the amazing performers who entertained the crowd we are hugely grateful to you.
We started with the fantastic pipers from Killorglin Pipe Band who really set the tone for the evening and they were followed by the amazing Castleisland Choir who performed before and after the tree was lit up.
Ted Moynihan (RIP) was in many of our thoughts and it was very special to have his son Ted turn on the lights with Dr Sheahan. We were delighted to have Deirdre Walsh as MC for the night and as always did a fantastic job.
To all the Kerry Hospice volunteers who were on hand as always to help, we thank you.
This was a first for the Kerry Hospice Foundation and it would not have been possible but for the fantastic work of the Christmas Tree committee and we thank you for your hard work. To all the amazing public we are truly amazed at the continued support you give us on a daily basis. You again came out to support this event and we can not thank you enough. You are the reason the Kerry Hospice can provide the support needed for the Palliative care services in Kerry.
For those who missed tonight you can still buy a light on the virtual tree on line by clicking in to the link. This will be running right up to the 24th of December.
We had lovely cards this year in which Barry’s Packaging sponsored and designed.
A huge thank you to all in Abbeydorney GAA who presented a cheque to Kerry Hospice Foundation after their pride of the parish event. Well done all who took part.
Well done also to David O’Brien and the gang who shaved off their tashes on Dathai and Maura show all in aid of Kerry Hospice Foundation. Great coverage and a huge well done to all involved.
LIGHT UP FOR CHRISTMAS
There are two houses, one in Ballyduff and one in Killorglin who have decorated their homes for charity. Kate Lucid has lit up her house for the next couple of weeks and all funds raised will go to Palliative Care.
The Purcell family in Killoglin also have their house lit up and all funds raised will go to KHF and Recovery Haven. A huge thank you to both for the great support.
The ladies from Killarney held a bear sale in Manor on Saturday last where they sold all bears that they had made themselves. A great idea for the Christmas period, well done all.
The 4th of December will see a floral demonstration by Kathleen Reidy and will take place in the River Island at 7:30pm. All welcome.
KNOW YOUR RIGHTS TAXI CHARGES
Question: Can taxis charge higher fares over Christmas and New Year?
Answer: Yes, taxis can charge more on certain days over Christmas. There are three different rates under the National Maximum Taxi Fare; the standard rate, the premium rate and the special premium rate.
The standard rate applies from 8am to 8pm, Monday to Saturday. The premium rate applies at night from 8pm to 8am and on Sundays and public holidays. And the special premium rate applies between 8pm on Christmas Eve and 8am on St. Stephen’s Day and between 8pm on New Year’s Eve and 8am on New Year’s Day. The rates are lowest at the standard rate and most expensive at the special premium rate. So, taxis can charge more when the special premium rate applies over Christmas.
The National Maximum Taxi Fare consists of 3 separate parts:
Initial charge: amount which appears on the meter at the beginning of the journey. This is €3.80 at the standard rate and €4.20 at the premium rates. It includes an initial distance of 500m, or 85 seconds.
Further travel: after the distance/ time included in the initial charge has been exceeded, further travel is calculated on small portions of the journey. At low speeds, or when a taxi is stationary, the fare is calculated on the basis of time. The charges for further travel differ depending on what rate applies when you are travelling. The charges are lowest at the standard rate and most expensive at the special premium rate.
Extra charge: there are strict rules about extra charges, including a booking fee, additional passenger charges and a soiling charge.
You can ask for a discount before engaging a taxi. Drivers have the right to charge the maximum amount calculated on the meter, or a lower amount at their discretion.
Further information is available from the Citizens Information Centre below.
Contact us in Tralee on Tel: 0761 07 7860 ; Killarney 0761 07 7820; Listowel 0761 07 7840; Kenmare 0761 07 7810;
Caherciveen 0761 07 7780.
ARDFERT HISTORICAL SOCIETY
Society will host another evening at Ardfert Retreat Centre this Thursday 6th Dec. beginning at 8pm. Videos of Ardfert Village & various local events will feature. There is no formal admission charge, but donations are accepted & go towards the running of Ardfert Retreat Centre.
ARDFERT RETREAT CENTRE
Ardfert Historical Society: Steve Baker, Video archives footage from Ardfert, Thurs. 6th Dec. 8pm. Advent Retreat: Fr. Gerard McCarthy SVD, Fri. 14th to Sun 16th Dec. Please call 0667134276 for both residential and non-residential bookings.
Congratulations to Brendan Sinnott, Tubrid who was inducted into the ‘Hall of Fame’ by the North Kerry Hurling Board in tribute to his years of volunteer work for both the North Kerry Hurling Board & his own Club St. Brendan’s.
ST BRENDAN’S AC
The club had a number of athletes involved in parkruns last weekend. In Listowel, Alex O’Carroll from Ballyduff had an excellent run on Saturday in a pb of 21-29. In Tralee, there were 10 St Brendan’s athletes in action on Saturday with Pádraig O’Regan and Gerald Carroll leading the Club home with times of 20-16 and 20-38 respectively. There were 18 of the Club’s young athletes in action on Sunday in Tralee for the 2nd birthday of the junior parkrun and again great performances were recorded. Jessica Leen was presented with her wristband for completing 21 junior parkruns. Meanwhile, the Walshe family of Zach, Ruairi and Conor participated in the Shelbourne junior parkrun in Limerick and Zach was the first finisher.
Training for juveniles continues on Wednesday evenings from 6.30 to 8pm for U8 to U11 in Ardfert Community Centre. Training for U12s upwards is on Wednesdays also, but in Ardfert sportsfield from 6.45 to 7.45pm.
Anybody who hasn’t yet registered for 2019 may download the form from the Club blog at stbrendansac.blogspot.com or contact Irene Butler on 098 7985557.
Next week we will be preparing for Santa’s visit on Sunday the 9th of December. Santa will be in Ardfert Community Centre from 12-2:30pm. The Christmas markets will also be taken place at this time . This is always guaranteed to be a magical day. Pre booking for Santa’s grotto can be done by contacting little voyagers on 0667134066. Each child will receive a gift and 1 picture per family at a cost of €10 per child and €6 per any additional child.
Sunday December 9th, the Community Centre Christmas Market takes place from 10a.m. A wide variety of stalls and goods on display. Come along and buy something special and maybe grab yourself a bargain for Christmas.
CHURCHILL CHRISTMAS 41 DRIVES
Results of last week’s hamper drive at the Tankard were Tim Hickey and Mike Crean; Joan Kenny and Anne O’Connor; Larry and Margaret Murphy, Oliver Moore and Mark O’Brien.
Oyster Tavern: Peggy O’Carroll and Anne O’Callaghan, Marian and Mary, Ml Collins and Mary.
Cards as usual next week.
CHURCH GATE COLLECTION
The annual Church gate collection will be taken up at all Masses in the parish on this Saturday and Sunday in aid of the St Vincent de Paul.
Please give generously to this worthy cause.
KILMOYLEY COMMUNITY CARE LOTTO
There was no winner of the €3,900 jackpot for the 26th of November 2018. Numbers drawn by DJ Flaherty were 1,10,19,22. The €50 winner was Beck & Eric O’Connor c/o Lerrig Stores and the two €30 winners were Larry Murphy c/o Cards & Tom O’Sullivan c/o Jerry.
Bookings for the Community Centre can be made on 0871611720.
SENIOR CITIZENS PARTY
The annual senior citizens Christmas party is taking place this Sunday 9th December in the Kilmoyley Community Care Centre. Celebrations will commence with Mass at 1pm, followed by Christmas dinner, ceol agus craic. We look forward to hosting and meeting you all.
Congratulations to Oonagh & Maurice Murnane, Ballinorig on the recent birth of their son Rory Maurice.
The pupils in Kilmoyley National School have elected a new Green Schools Committee. Chairperson, Kate Maunsell, Secretary, Clodagh Regan, P.R.O, Maeve Horan. This will be the team helping the school achieve its seventh Green School Flag-Global Citizenship Energy.
Congratulations to the newly elected Green School Committee and wishing you every success with your endeavours.
Week 4 Draw Winners:- 1st Prize: Mary Lyne, Ardfert 2nd Prize: Valentine Regan (PR), Kilmoyley 3rd Prize: Bernard Newman, Togherbane Promotor’s Prize: Aoibhe Kearney
KILMOYLEY ATHLETIC FC
It was another good day out for the team as they continued their unbeaten start to the season with a 3-0 win over Classic FC C at Mounthawk park on Sunday. Goals by Daniel Collins, James Godley and Joe McElligott sent Athletic on their way.
The team has no game this coming weekend.
ST BRENDAN’S AC
The club had a number of athletes involved in parkruns last weekend. In Listowel, Alex O’Carroll from Ballyduff had an excellent run on Saturday in a pb of 21-29.
In Tralee, there were 10 St Brendan’s athletes in action on Saturday with Pádraig O’Regan and Gerald Carroll leading the club home with times of 20-16 and 20-38 respectively. There were 18 of the club’s young athletes in action on Sunday in Tralee for the 2nd birthday of the junior parkrun and again great performances were recorded. Jessica Leen was presented with her wristband for completing 21 junior parkruns.
Training for juveniles continues on Wednesday evenings from 6.30pm to 8pm for U8 to U11 in Ardfert Community Centre. Training for U12s upwards is on Wednesdays also but in Ardfert sportsfield from 6.45 to 7.45pm.
JUVENILE HURLING CLUB
The U12 team were presented with their medals as joint winners of phase 1 of the County Hurling League on Friday evening in the club rooms. Many thanks to Ian Brick, U21B All Ireland hurling winning manager and to Maurice O’Connor and Kieran Regan who met the team and presented them with their medals. An appearance by the Richie McElligott cup made it even more special.
Congratulations and well done to all the players and mentors.
Taken at the AGM of John Mitchell’s GAA Club on Saturday at Champers, from left Club Registerr Stephen Brosnan, Chairman Denis Mannix, Jnr Chairman Denis Fitzgerald, and Secretary Rory Kilgannon. Photo: John Cleary.
John O’Halloran and Michael Walsh who presented a cheque of €500 to John of God Tralee and accepting the cheque is Maggie McDonnell. Back Brendan Brosnan,Sarah O’Halloran,Brenda McNamara,Stephen Weir,Denis Mannix and Hugh Fitzgibbon. The money was raised at the John Mitchels Lip Sync by the Full Monty Team
Attending John Mitchell’s GAA Club AGM at Champers on Saturday, from left Adrian Breathnagh, George O’Donnell, Karl Keohane, Paddy O’Mahony and Dan O’Connor. Photo: John Cleary.
Pictured at John Mitchell’s GAA Club AGM at Champers on Saturday, from left Mary Jo Connolly, Claire Connell, and Michael Kelliuher. Photo:John Cleary.