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  • Sponsored: Number Of Job Vacancies At St John Of God Kerry Services

    Sponsored: Number Of Job Vacancies At St John Of God Kerry Services

    ST John of God Kerry Services is looking for applicants to fill a number of job vacancies in the county. St John of God Kerry Services provides a range of programmes and services for adults and children with an intellectual disability throughout the Kerry region. If you are looking for […]

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  • Kerry Primary Schools Invited To Take Part In Blue Star Programme

    Kerry Primary Schools Invited To Take Part In Blue Star Programme

    PRIMARY school pupils in Kerry are being challenged to get creative in how they learn and think about Europe through the Blue Star Programme, coordinated by European Movement Ireland. Since the first year of the Programme in 2011-2012, Kerry has had 45 primary schools participate, of the 1,000+ schools that […]

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  • Good News For The Rose Festival As Fine Weather Is On The Way

    Good News For The Rose Festival As Fine Weather Is On The Way

    TraleeToday.ie’s coverage of the Rose of Tralee Festival will be brought to you by AIB Tralee… YOU wouldn’t think it now, but the weather is set to improve dramatically over the next week. While the rain is pelting down today, we’re going to see dry weather from Thursday afternoon onwards […]

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  • The large crowd at the Celebration of Light at the Tralee Bay Wetlands on Wednesday evening. Photo by Dermot Crean

    Hundreds Expected To Attend ‘Celebration Of Light’ Event

    CANCER support charity, Recovery Haven Kerry, is extending a warm invitation to the people of Kerry to join them at Tralee Bay Wetlands on this Thursday night for their eighth annual Celebration of Light ceremony. Run in conjunction with the Rose of Tralee Festival and Kerry Choral Union, this poignant […]

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  • Sponsored: The Rose Hotel Is The Place To Be During The Festival

    Sponsored: The Rose Hotel Is The Place To Be During The Festival

    AS the Rose of Tralee International Festival celebrates its 60th year this month, The Rose Hotel has the ultimate line-up of entertainment and the brand new Rós Buí terrace ensuring that anyone who attends The Kingdom’s most-loved festival this month celebrates in style. Home to the Roses throughout the festival and located just […]

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Gardaí Issue Warning About Text Message Scam

Gardaí Issue Warning About Text Message Scam

August 21, 2019 at 10:11 am 0 comments

GARDAI at the Garda National Economic Crime Bureau have alerted the public to an ongoing Text Message Scam focused on gaining access to personal bank accounts. An Garda Síochána supported by the Banking & Payments Federation Ireland (BPFI) are advising consumers to be on the alert to a text message […]

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Launching the Freshers Fest in the Square on Monday were, Joseph Kavanagh, Petrina Comerford, Helena McMahon, Jason O'Byrne, Paul Ruane, Mary Lucey, Ken Tobin, Dale Drosnan, Ruairi Fry, Tadhg Flynn and David Scott. Photo by Dermot Crean

The Square Will Host Live Bands And DJs For ‘Freshers Fest’ Next Month

August 21, 2019 at 9:42 am 0 comments

TRALEE will host the 1st annual ‘Freshers Fest’ from Tuesday, September 10 to Thursday, September 12. This brand-new festival will see a stage erected in the ‘festival square’ hosting live acts until 10pm on two nights, followed by live music in the bars of Tralee, and a host of events […]

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Cllr Pa Daly

Govt Policy Fails Renters Says Cllr As Kerry Sees Double Digit Increase

August 20, 2019 at 2:26 pm 1 comment

SINN Féin Kerry County Councillor Pa Daly has said that the latest Daft.ie rent report published today is further evidence that government policy is failing renters. The data shows a 13.6% increase in rents in Kerry between the second quarter in 2018 and Q2 this year. The average rent in the county […]

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'Love Island' winner Greg O'Shea.

‘Love Island’ Winner To Judge At Ladies Day In Killarney

August 20, 2019 at 12:05 pm 0 comments

HOT on the heels of the high-profile visit of racing superstar Frankie Dettori to the track in July, the team at Killarney Racecourse has pulled off another major coup for this week’s festival of racing. Dapper Love Island winner Greg O’Shea and glamorous model and TV personality Yvonne Connolly will […]

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Tralee Gardaí To Welcome Public To Open Day At John Mitchels GAA Club

Tralee Gardaí To Welcome Public To Open Day At John Mitchels GAA Club

August 20, 2019 at 10:19 am 0 comments

THE community policing unit at Tralee Garda Station are hosting an Open Day at John Mitchels GAA Complex, Tralee, on Saturday next between 12pm and 4pm. This event takes place during the Rose of Tralee Festival and the theme is embracing “Community Inclusiveness” . It is an opportunity for members […]

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Eibh Collins

Kerry Film Festival Announces New Head Of Programming

August 20, 2019 at 10:18 am 0 comments

KERRY Film Festival has announced Eibh Collins as its new Head of Programming, beginning with the milestone 20th edition of the festival, which will be held in Killarney from October 17th- 20th. Eibh Collins is a hugely experienced film programmer and festival manager who has worked extensively on the circuit […]

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Norma Burke (centre), Assistant Manager of Pavers in the Outlet Centre in Killarney, presents a cheque to Breda Dyland and Trish Kelly of Kerry Cancer Support Group.

Pavers Foundation Helps Kerry Cancer Support Group

August 20, 2019 at 10:11 am 0 comments

MEMBERS of Kerry Cancer Support Group-Health Link Transport were presented with a cheque for £2,000 by Norma Burke, Assistant Manager of Pavers in the Outlet Centre in Killarney last week. The donation will be used to complement and enhance the existing services that Kerry Cancer Support Group provide. This includes […]

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Dr Sarah O'Halloran

LISTEN: Local Woman Composes Song In Homage To Original Rose Of Tralee Story

August 20, 2019 at 10:10 am 0 comments

A TRALEE woman has composed a song paying homage to the original Rose of Tralee song, just in time for the festival. Dr Sarah O’Halloran is a composer who currently lives in the Washington, D.C. area.  ‘Like A Rose of Tralee’ pays homage to the beloved 19th century song re-imagining […]

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‘Dancing With The Stars Live’ Is Coming To The INEC

‘Dancing With The Stars Live’ Is Coming To The INEC

August 20, 2019 at 10:00 am 0 comments

DANCING with the Stars Live will be sashaying its way into the public domain as it makes it was to the INEC, Killarney, on Friday 1st and Saturday 2nd of November 2019. Spanning over two days, these bombastic, glittertastic live shows will feature five celebrities and pro-dancers from the past three series. With […]

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Here’s Where Kerry’s Official Post All-Ireland Function In Dublin Will Take Place

Here’s Where Kerry’s Official Post All-Ireland Function In Dublin Will Take Place

August 19, 2019 at 8:25 pm 0 comments

IF you’re staying on in Dublin after the All-Ireland, then you might want to head to this. Kerry GAA has just announced that the official post match function on September 1 will be held in the DTWO Night Club. Located in The Harcourt Hotel on Harcourt Street, it’s closer to the […]

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PHOTOS: Meet The Rose Of Tralee 2019 Contestants (Part 2)

PHOTOS: Meet The Rose Of Tralee 2019 Contestants (Part 2)

August 19, 2019 at 4:44 pm 0 comments

You met 16 ladies earlier (click here if you missed it), now here’s the rest of the Rose of Tralee 2019 contestants… LONDON ROSE – LAURA KENNEDY Hailing from Glenville, in East Cork, I am honoured to be able to represent my adopted home as the London Rose. As the […]

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The tree near the Brandon carpark which is a popular meeting point for teenagers during the festival.

Gardaí To Patrol Popular Gathering Point For Teenagers During Rose Festival

August 19, 2019 at 4:19 pm 0 comments

GARDAI in Tralee will be cracking down on underage drinking during the Rose of Tralee festival this weekend and are urging parents of teenagers to be vigilant. Speaking on the ‘Talkabout’ programme on Radio Kerry on Monday afternoon, Garda Cathy Murphy said some of the behaviour exhibited by teenagers in […]

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Cash And Jewellery Taken In Burglaries In Tralee And Currow

Cash And Jewellery Taken In Burglaries In Tralee And Currow

August 19, 2019 at 3:38 pm 0 comments

GARDAI in Tralee are investigating a number of burglaries in Tralee and Currow over the past week. A house in Cahermoneen was broken into between Sunday, August 11 and Thursday, August 15. A sum of money along with earrings, a necklace and a ring were taken. On Wednesday, August 14, […]

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Tralee Outlook To Cease Publication

Tralee Outlook To Cease Publication

August 19, 2019 at 2:17 pm 0 comments

WALSH Colour Print in Castleisland has confirmed that two of its magazines are to cease publication. The Tralee Outlook and Sliabh Luachra Outlook will no longer be printed and it has resulted in the loss of two full-time jobs with other staff redeployed within the company. The Killarney Outlook will continue […]

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PHOTOS: Meet The Rose Of Tralee 2019 Contestants (Part 1)

PHOTOS: Meet The Rose Of Tralee 2019 Contestants (Part 1)

August 19, 2019 at 2:01 pm 0 comments

There’s just days to go until the Rose of Tralee Festival begins. It’s time to meet 16 of the contestants… ABU DHABI – KAREN CASHMAN Marhaba! My name is Karen Cashman and I am a twenty-seven-year-old primary school teacher from East Cork currently living in Abu Dhabi. I am a […]

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PHOTOS: #Tralee On Social Media This Week

PHOTOS: #Tralee On Social Media This Week

August 18, 2019 at 11:09 am 0 comments

Every week we compile photos of Tralee and beyond posted on Twitter and Instagram.  If you’d like a photo to feature, just tag #Tralee and we’ll see it… Just days to go now… The Festival Dome is looking spectacular! ⭐️🎪🌹 Have you got your tickets yet?? https://t.co/bofyJJB0Vv#roseoftralee pic.twitter.com/ZPAvUJ2ohP — Rose […]

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Peggy Daly and Debbie Quirke at the Churchill Heritage Day on Saturday. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Family Fun In Churchill On Heritage Day

August 18, 2019 at 11:08 am 0 comments

THE weather held, for the most part, at the annual Churchill Heritage Day at the Forge on Saturday afternoon. This event organised annually by the Spa Fenit Community Council as part of Heritage week celebration is a major social attraction in the area. The theme of the event is situated […]

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Action from the Kilmoyley v Lixnaw game. Photo: Steve Baker

REPORT/PHOTOS: It’s A Causeway v Lixnaw Final Next Week

August 18, 2019 at 11:07 am 0 comments

Mike O’Halloran watched the Garvey’s SuperValu Kerry Senior Hurling Championship double-header in Austin Stack Park on Saturday… Causeway overcame St Brendan’s on a scoreline of 1-16 to 0-12 in the opener in Tralee on Saturday. Causeway led at halftime 1-05 to 0-03, the Causeway goal coming from a beautiful one […]

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Roger Harty: The Sound Of One Hand Clapping

Roger Harty: The Sound Of One Hand Clapping

August 18, 2019 at 11:05 am 0 comments

THE sound of one hand clapping is a classic example of a koan. This in turn leads us to another question. What in God’s name is a koan? A koan is a ‘device’ that was used in Zen Buddhism in order to challenge the human intellect. It was a form […]

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Celia Holman Lee with Oonagh O'Gara at the official opening of the 'Gowns Of Glory' Exhibition at Kerry County Museum on Friday evening. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Celia Holman Lee Open ‘Gowns Of Glory’ At Kerry County Museum

August 17, 2019 at 10:30 am 0 comments

FASHION icon Celia Holman Lee was in town on Friday evening to officially open a special exhibition of the dresses worn by winning Roses of Tralee over the past 60 years. Kerry County Museum in Tralee is hosting the exhibition which charts the changing styles over the decades and it’s […]

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Brid O'Connor, Bridget O'Connor,  Nicola Collins, Ellen Lynch and Chantelle O'Sullivan modelling fashions at the fundraiser in Carraig Donn on Friday evening. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Beauty And Style Tips At Carraig Donn Fundraiser

August 17, 2019 at 10:27 am 0 comments

THERE was a steady stream of ladies heading into Carraig Donn on Friday evening for a special event benefiting a local charity. The Bridge Street business was hosting a customer evening, with Comfort For Chemo Kerry receiving proceeds from a raffle. Kerry Rose Sally Ann Leahy was present to show her […]

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Kay McNamara and Kathriona Sheehan (third and sixth from left) of the Rosemary Centre in Tralee accept a cheque for €5,500 from members of the Chain Gang Cycling Club, Jean Foley, David Elton, Thomas Crowley, John Murray and Seamus Cotter, at the Meadowlands Hotel on Friday evening. Photo by Dermot Crean

Chain Gang’s Pedal Power Raises Funds For Rosemary Centre

August 17, 2019 at 10:27 am 0 comments

A LOCAL facility was the beneficiary of two events earlier this year involving the Chain Gang Cycling Club. A cheque for €5,500 was presented to representatives from the Alzheimer Society’s Rosemary Centre in Caherslee, which provides dementia specific, person centred care to meet the needs of the person with dementia in […]

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Know Your Rights: Emergency Medical Card

August 17, 2019 at 10:25 am 0 comments

Know Your Rights has been compiled by Kerry Citizens Information Service which provides a free and confidential service to the public… Question: What is an emergency medical card?     Answer: An emergency medical card is a temporary medical card that is issued without a means test in certain emergency situations and […]

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Kilmoyley To Host ‘Love Our Waters Weekend’

Kilmoyley To Host ‘Love Our Waters Weekend’

August 16, 2019 at 1:40 pm 0 comments

WHILE Tralee is the place to be for the Rose of Tralee Festival next weekend, a village not far from town are hosting their own event. Tidy Towns Kilmoyley will host a ‘Love Our Waters Weekend’ in conjunction with the Local Authority Waters Programme as part of National Heritage Week […]

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All The Details Of The 161st Listowel Harvest Festival Race Meeting

All The Details Of The 161st Listowel Harvest Festival Race Meeting

August 16, 2019 at 1:39 pm 0 comments

LISTOWEL will host its 161st harvest racing festival from Sunday, September 8-14 and promises to live up to its reputation for serious racing, serious fun and sensational style. Renowned as one of the longest established race meetings in Ireland, this year the total prize money over the seven days is €1.343,500. Racing […]

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Council Says It’s Safe To Swim At Ballybunion Beaches Again

Council Says It’s Safe To Swim At Ballybunion Beaches Again

August 16, 2019 at 1:16 pm 0 comments

THE bathing water samples taken at Ballybunion North and South Beaches in recent days have tested negative for any bacterial matters, so the swimming prohibition notices are being removed with immediate effect . Tests on water quality taken at Ballybunion north and south beaches (known locally as the Men’s and […]

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Billy Ryle: Kerry’s Students Excelled But The Cost Of Going To Third Level Looms

Billy Ryle: Kerry’s Students Excelled But The Cost Of Going To Third Level Looms

August 16, 2019 at 10:51 am 0 comments

Billy Ryle looks at the CAO Round One of college offers and how the cost of going to third level in Dublin can be restrictive for Kerry applicants.. The insensitive and ill-timed bluster from Minister Mary Mitchell O’Connor to college students to use their Student Universal Support Ireland (SUSI) grant […]

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New Boxing Club Building Planned At Dean’s Lane

New Boxing Club Building Planned At Dean’s Lane

August 16, 2019 at 9:58 am 0 comments

KERRY County Council has given notice that it is planning to build a boxing club/community facility at a site at Dean’s Lane in Boherbee, Tralee. The proposed development will include a boxing gym and club, circulation area, changing rooms and toilets on the ground floor, while on the first floor there […]

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Mikey Sheehy and Mary Fitzgerald of Comfort For Chemo Kerry with Carraig Donn store manager Catherine O'Sullivan and stylist Danny Leane looking forward to the fundraiser on Friday, August 16. Photo by Dermot Crean

Six Things To Do In Tralee And Beyond This Weekend

August 16, 2019 at 9:55 am 0 comments

Twas the weekend before the Festival, when all through the town, not a creature was stirring, not even a…well actually, there are a few things happening in the next few days before the madness begins… Friday 1. Getting into Rose mode… The ‘Gowns Of Glory’ exhibition is currently going on at […]

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Annual Annagh Cemetery Mass On Friday Evening

Annual Annagh Cemetery Mass On Friday Evening

August 16, 2019 at 9:48 am 0 comments

THE annual mass in memory of all those buried in Annagh Cemetery takes place at 7.30pm tonight (Friday). All are invited to attend, especially those who have family and friends laid to rest in the cemetery.

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