Kerry's Eye

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Kerry's Eye
Type Weekly newspaper
Format Tabloid
Owner(s) Pádraig and Joan Kennelly
Founded 1974
Language English
Headquarters Ashe Street, Tralee, County Kerry, Ireland
Official website Official website

Kerry's Eye is a weekly local newspaper in County Kerry, Ireland. It is published every Thursday, with a circulation of approximately 25,000.[1][2]

Husband and wife, Pádraig Kennelly and Joan Kennelly, founded the newspaper in the basement on their home on Ashe Street in Tralee in 1974.[1] Its headquarters are located in Ashe Street, Tralee. It is now the only independent newspaper in Kerry with its main competitors, The Kerryman and The Kingdom, being owned by Independent News & Media and Thomas Crosbie Holdings respectively.

Pádraig Kennelly retired as the newspaper's editor in 2010 and was replaced with Kerry's Eye journalist Colin Lacey.[1] He was the longest serving editor of a regional newspaper in Ireland at the time of his retirement.[1] He continued to write a weekly newspaper column until his death on May 21, 2011.[1] Kerry's Eye is still owned and run by the Kennelly family.

Features and supplements[edit]

The newspaper has a number of features that appear in each issue.

  • Times Past – a page featuring stories and photographs from past editions of Kerry’s Eye.
  • Eye on Tralee – a page featuring local interest stories and events in Tralee. It is written by Anne Pullen
  • The Feel of the Feale – a page featuring local interest stories and events in Listowel. It is written by Christine Allen.
  • The View from Killarney – a page featuring local interest stories and events in Killarney. It is written by Breda Joy.
  • Business News – a page looking at business related stories in Kerry. It is edited by Colin Lacey.
  • Sports – a weekly pull-out sports section is included in each issue of the paper.
  • Kerry Property News – a monthly supplement which appears in the paper and is also distributed through estate agents in Kerry.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e Lucey, Anne (2011-05-23). "Former editor of 'Kerry's Eye' dies". Irish Times. Retrieved 2011-06-03. 
  2. ^ Made in Kerry.

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