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Local Link provides bus services to over 90 Kerry locations

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With a wide range of high frequency Regular Rural and Door-to-Door Bus Services to choose from, you can hop on board anywhere as TFI Local Link Kerry covers the length and breadth of the Kingdom.

TFI Local Link Kerry has 20 years’ experience and expertise in the coordination and delivery of public and community transport services in Kerry and operate on behalf of the National Transport Authority (NTA) as part of the Transport for Ireland network.

New Bus Services

TFI Local Link Kerry recently commenced a new five day a week service; the R79 Ballinskelligs – Caherciveen – Kells – Glenbeigh – Killorglin – Milltown – Castlemaine – Tralee. This caters for students, workers or passengers wishing to arrive into Tralee before 9am and return home after 5pm with stops in Tralee at University Hospital Kerry (UHK), MTU South and North Campus, Kerry College Clash and Denny Street as well as Casement Bus Station. Full details can be found on www.locallinkkerry.ie/r79.

TFI Local Link Kerry are currently working with the National Transport Authority designing new bus routes under the Connecting Ireland Rural Mobility Plan which is a major national public transport initiative developed and funded by the National Transport Authority, with the aim of increasing connectivity, particularly for people living outside our major cities and towns.

“It is a very positive time to be involved in public transport," TFI Local Link Kerry General Manager, Alan O’Connell said.

"There are some exciting public transport developments on the horizon for the county through the Connecting Ireland plan. I can safely say that these new routes will be transformative and will provide access for people with jobs, education, training, healthcare, shopping, recreation and tourist facilities. The design of a sustainable transport infrastructure has a fundamental impact on the health and well-being of people in the community.”

Fare Reductions

In May, public transport services saw a reduction in the cost of fares of an average of 20% as well as a 50% saving for students and it has been confirmed by Government that these savings will continue for 2023.

TFI GO App

On top of the price savings listed, TFI Local Link Kerry have introduced the TFI GO App, where you can now buy your tickets for certain TFI Local Link Kerry scheduled services online and receive a 30% discount on the cash price. Your ticket is downloaded to the App and can be used to travel straight away. No need for printing, just activate before each journey and show your driver while boarding.

LEAP Card

TFI Local Link Kerry are also delighted to announce that they will also be accepting the LEAP Card on specific high frequency services before the end of the year.

“We would encourage passengers to make the most of our public transport system. Public transport is not only an environmentally friendly option but also socially inclusive and can be a cheaper way to travel,” Alan added.

For more information, please visit www.locallinkkerry.ie/timetables or call the office on 066 7147002.

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Festive jumpers and a Kerry jersey brings fundraiser to €10k

By Michelle Crean Jumpers have helped to raise almost €10k so far – but now it’s a very special jersey which could drive the fundraising numbers up! A Kerry football […]

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By Michelle Crean

Jumpers have helped to raise almost €10k so far – but now it’s a very special jersey which could drive the fundraising numbers up!

A Kerry football jersey signed by the 2022 All-Ireland winning team is up for grabs via a fundraising link once a donation is made to the Presents for Palliative fundraiser.

On Friday eight local schools including Holy Cross Mercy, Killarney Community College, Presentation Monastery, Lissivigeen, St Brendan’s College, St Brigid’s, St Francis Special School, and St Oliver’s
swapped their uniforms for their most colourful festive gear with funds going to help the amazing services in the Palliative Care Unit/Kerry Hospice Foundation.

“The day took place across the schools involved last Friday (December 2) and looks like it has been a success,” teacher Elaine Moynihan from St Brendan’s College told the Killarney Advertiser.

“The donations from the schools are still being counted but students look to be on their way towards making their goal of €10k.”

The iDonate ‘Fundraising For Kerry Hospice Foundation’ has been very helpful in this regard, she added.

“Anyone who donates via the link and leaves their name will be in with a chance to win a Kerry jersey signed by the 2022 All-Ireland winning team which will be presented to them before Christmas by a couple of members of the team.

“This was organised by the students involved in the fundraiser as a way to say thanks, and give back, to the members of the community who have gotten involved in the event – the link is live until December 18 and the draw will be made the following day.”

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Killarney punter secures €50,000 in EuroMillions draw

A lucky Killarney punter got an early Christmas present when they scooped €50,000 in the EuroMillions ‘Ireland Only Raffle’. The winning ticket, sold in the Lidl supermarket on the Tralee road, was […]

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A lucky Killarney punter got an early Christmas present when they scooped €50,000 in the EuroMillions ‘Ireland Only Raffle’.

The winning ticket, sold in the Lidl supermarket on the Tralee road, was valid for Tuesday night’s special draw.

The Killarney winner was one of 10 who each secured the €50,000 windfall.

“The National Lottery can reveal that three players in Dublin, three players in Cork and one player in Kerry, Roscommon, Kildare and Wexford all scooped the special raffle prize which was the seventh of 12 draws in the National Lottery’s ’12 Draws of Christmas’ promotion,” said a National Lottery statement.

The eighth draw will take place tonight (December 9) where 10 more players are guaranteed to win the amazing prizes.

Meanwhile, a player in Belgium scooped the EuroMillions Jackpot prize worth an astonishing €142,897,164.

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