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  • Leah Kavanagh of Mercy Mounthawk with her work. Photo by Dermot Crean

    PHOTOS: Students Murals Go On Display At The Ashe Memorial Hall

    TRALEE is set for a splash of colour and an exhibition of some exceptional artistic work over the coming weeks as a series of newly created murals are displayed around the town. It’s all part of the Tralee Town Centre Mural Project which aims to further enhance the appearance of […]

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  • Two Tralee Natives Receive Prestigious Honours From NUI Galway

    Two Tralee Natives Receive Prestigious Honours From NUI Galway

    TWO Tralee natives were among just seven people honoured at the prestigious NUI Galway 2018 Alumni Awards at the weekend. Award-winning poet, Ailbhe Ní Ghearbhuigh, originally from Oakpark, was presented with the ‘Gradam Alumni don Ghaeilge’, while Professor Declan Sugrue, originally from Tralee, Cardiologist at the Mater Hospital received the Alumni […]

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  • PHOTOS: Meet The Kerry Rose 2018 Contestants

    PHOTOS: Meet The Kerry Rose 2018 Contestants

    It’s that time of year again when the Kerry Rose is chosen. The 2018 selection takes place on Saturday night at the Ballyroe Heights Hotel so it’s time to find out more about the 25 contestants… AMIE MCNAMARA SPONSORED BY THE THATCH Amie is 20 years old from Listowel, County […]

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  • Pictured at the launch of The Meadowlands Hotel 20th Anniversary Festival in aid of Kerry Hospice Foundation which takes place in Tralee 15th-17th June, is (L to R) Marc Ó Sé, Brian O'Se, Dave Elson, Peigí O’Mathúna of Meadowlands Hotel, Avril Hewett, Joe Hennebry, Maura Sullivan of Kerry Hospice Foundation and (back row) Dusan Bogdanovic and Kieran Donaghy.

    Sports Stars And Family Fun For Meadowlands Hotel 20th Anniversary Celebrations

    TRALEE’S Meadowlands Hotel will be play host to sports stars including soccer legend Paul McGrath and Cork’s Seán Óg Ó hAilpín to celebrate its 20th anniversary as a business with a weekend festival next month. The Meadowlands Hotel has a long tradition of supporting sports organisations in Tralee and currently sponsors local GAA, soccer & […]

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  • Michell Greaney, Optimal Fitness, with runners from Aspen Grove. Photo by Dermot Crean

    Still Time For Teams And Individuals To Take Part In 5k/10k Corporate Challenge

    THE weather is supposed to be great for Friday evening, so conditions will be perfect for the Optimal Fitness Tralee’s Corporate Challenge event. This 5k and 10k event takes place from Aspen Grove on the Castlemaine Road at 7pm and teams and individuals still have time to enter. “It is […]

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Cara Credit Union To Replace €2 Saving Stamps With E Stamp Balance

Cara Credit Union To Replace €2 Saving Stamps With E Stamp Balance

May 23, 2018 at 10:09 am 0 comments

CARA Credit Union have announced that they are replacing their €2 Saving Stamps and machines with an E Stamp Balance now available on every members account. “our €2 Saving Stamps and machines are no longer compliant with Anti Money Laundering (AML) Regulation and guidance issued by the Central Bank,” explanined […]

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Man Dies After Stabbing In Cahersiveen

Man Dies After Stabbing In Cahersiveen

May 23, 2018 at 9:26 am 0 comments

Gardai at Caherciveen, are investigating a fatal stabbing which occurred at Fertha Drive, Caherciveen at approximately 4.35am this morning. A 33-year-old male received serious stab wounds and was removed by ambulance to University Hospital in Kerry where he was pronounced dead. A 30-year-old man was arrested a short time later […]

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Volunteers Wanted For Cosmetic Validation Services At IT Tralee Centre

Volunteers Wanted For Cosmetic Validation Services At IT Tralee Centre

May 23, 2018 at 9:20 am 0 comments

SHANNON Applied Biotechnology Centre (Shannon ABC), a research centre at IT Tralee, is looking for volunteers to partake in Cosmetic Product Validation Studies. Shannon ABC has been conducting research with cosmetic companies for over 6 years, to assist them in the validation of their products. Shannon ABC, IT Tralee has […]

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Kerry ETB Courses Starting Soon In Tralee Centre

Kerry ETB Courses Starting Soon In Tralee Centre

May 23, 2018 at 9:10 am 0 comments

TWO new courses are beginning very soon at Kerry ETB Training Centre but there’s still time to apply. Interviews take place tomorrow, Thursday, May 24 for IT Support Specialist Traineeship. This course is for people who have an interest in developing careers in IT support services. It offers a grounding […]

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Public Consultation Day On Tralee-Fenit Greenway

Public Consultation Day On Tralee-Fenit Greenway

May 22, 2018 at 8:23 pm 0 comments

AS part of their ongoing planning preparation, Kerry County Council is to hold a public consultation day regarding the proposed Tralee to Fenit Greenway this Wednesday in Fenit. Maps of the route of the proposed greenway will be on display for inspection throughout the day. Kerry County Council officials will […]

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Leighanne Moore of the Manor West Hotel, Stevie Griffin, team manager Daithi Creedon, team members Paul Kennedy, Cormac Daly, Cathal Moynihan, Shane Courtney, Leonie Flaherty of The Ashe Hotel, Angela O'Mahony of Manor West Hotel Leisure Centre at the launch of the Tralee Manor West Rás team at the hotel on Friday evening. Photo by Dermot Crean

Tralee Manor West BC Team Taking Part In Rás Tailteann

May 22, 2018 at 5:08 pm 0 comments

THE Tralee Manor West BC team is currently taking part in the Rás Tailteann which had a stage finish in Listowel on Tuesday. This year’s eight day Ras Tailteann sees a new era for the Tralee club as they have entered their own team with the support of Manor West Hotel […]

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Past and present Kerry footballers with Kerry Hospice Foundation volunteers welcoming the news that the GAA has named Kerry Hospice Foundation as one of its official charities.

Kerry Hospice To Receive €20,000 From The GAA

May 22, 2018 at 1:03 pm 0 comments

THE Kerry Hospice Foundation has been announced as one of the GAA’s Official Charities for the year ahead. Five charities from around the country and representing a range of different causes were selected by the Association to be charity partners for this year. The charities were unveiled at a special photo […]

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Mary O'Donnell.

Mary O’Donnell To Help Launch Skincare Range At Horan’s Healthstore

May 22, 2018 at 11:54 am 0 comments

HORAN’S Healthstores will hold their official Ría Organics Skin Care launch this Friday evening at 7pm at Horan’s The Square Tralee with special guest Mary O’Donnell Beauty.   Tickets are €5 and are redeemable on the night. They are available from Horan’s The Square. There’s refreshments and nibbles on arrival, goodie […]

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Billy Lacey (Kingdom Castleisland), Muriel Devane (Annascaul) and Keith Newsome  (Annascaul) at the Kerry Badminton Association annual social at The Rose Hotel on Saturday night. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: A Night To Honour The Stars Of Kerry Badminton

May 22, 2018 at 11:37 am 0 comments

By Junior Griffin The Kerry Badminton Association held their annual awards night on Saturday night last and this year it was held in The Rose Hotel, Tralee. Just short of 125 patrons attended and what a gala, fulfilling night it proved to be with all clubs from the county represented. […]

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Learn More About Tralee VTOS Courses At Open Information Morning

Learn More About Tralee VTOS Courses At Open Information Morning

May 22, 2018 at 11:30 am 0 comments

THOSE with an interest in getting back into education should pay a visit to Tralee VTOS at Clash on Wednesday, May 23, for an Open Information Morning, from 10am to 1pm, about the services they offer. The information morning gives details on the two year Leaving Cert course, QQI Level 3 General […]

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Fenit Diving Boards Move Step Closer With Backing Of Kerry County Council

Fenit Diving Boards Move Step Closer With Backing Of Kerry County Council

May 22, 2018 at 11:15 am 0 comments

DIVING boards in Fenit moved another step closer on Friday after the Restore Fenit Diving Boards Campaign (RFDBC) delegation received the backing of Kerry County Council for the project. After the Tralee Municipal District meeting on Monday, May 14, Council management revealed there were still issues to be resolved in terms […]

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Students Joanne Kelly and James Lyons with Vogue Williams at the awards

National Learning Network Tralee Wins National Award

May 22, 2018 at 10:47 am 0 comments

THE Sporting Chance course at National Learning Network in Tralee was announced as winners of the Nutramino Inclusive Health and Fitness Award at a ceremony in the Mansion House in Dublin earlier this month. The award recognises the work students from the Sporting Chance course have been doing in the […]

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Minister for Justice Charlie Flanagan (right) with solicitor Pa Daly, Tralee Chamber Alliance Aidan Kelly and Minister Brendan Griffin.

Minister For Justice Alarmed At Antiquated State Of Tralee Courthouse

May 22, 2018 at 10:31 am 0 comments

THE Minister for Justice says he’s alarmed at the antiquated condition of the courthouse in Tralee. Charlie Flanagan spent nearly an hour inspecting the building on Ashe Street in Tralee amid proposals from the Court Services to build a new courthouse on the outskirts of the town. Tralee Chamber Alliance, […]

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Gardaí Arrest Man After Burglary Of Shop

Gardaí Arrest Man After Burglary Of Shop

May 22, 2018 at 9:41 am 0 comments

GARDAÍ have arrested a man in his 20s following a burglary at a shop on Lower Bridge Street, Killorglin, on Monday, May 21 at approximately 10:30pm Following an investigation by Gardaí, a suspect was arrested in the early hours of Tuesday, May 22. The property stolen during the course of […]

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Gardaí Investigate Burglary In Tralee Estate

Gardaí Investigate Burglary In Tralee Estate

May 21, 2018 at 3:21 pm 0 comments

GARDAI are appealing for information after a burglary at a house in Tralee at the weekend. Between Saturday, May 19 and Sunday, May 20, a house in Fountain Court was burgled and jewellery and electronic items were taken. If anyone saw anything suspicious they are asked to contact Tralee Garda […]

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Council Gives Its Support To ‘Street Feast’ Event

Council Gives Its Support To ‘Street Feast’ Event

May 21, 2018 at 3:04 pm 0 comments

THE Community Department of Kerry County Council and the Kerry Public Participation Network (PPN) are delighted to support Street Feast again this year – the nationwide day of street parties, community celebrations and neighbourhood lunches, which is taking place across the country on Sunday, June 10. It’s a simple idea: […]

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TUI Members To Stage Lunchtime Protest At Schools And Colleges

TUI Members To Stage Lunchtime Protest At Schools And Colleges

May 21, 2018 at 2:36 pm 0 comments

TEACHERS’ Union of Ireland (TUI) members will protest against pay inequality outside Kerry ETB post-primary schools, FET Centres, colleges of further education and Institutes of Technology in which they work during lunchtime this Thursday, May 24. Service to students will not be affected by the protest. The TUI say they […]

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A site we got used tolast year in the summer months. Photo by Dermot Crean.

Kerry Retains Blue Flags For 14 Beaches

May 21, 2018 at 2:12 pm 0 comments

KERRY tops the list of counties with the most Blue Flag beaches in the country. Kerry retained all its 14 Blue Flags for Ballybunion North, Ballybunion South, Ballinskelligs, Ballyheigue, Banna, Derrynane, Fenit, Fenit Marina, Inch, Kells, Magherabeg, Rossbeigh, Ventry, and White Strand, Caherciveen. Four Green Coast awards have also been announced […]

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Gearóid Kearney (right) of myaccesshub, receives the  Best Social / Sustainable Start Up Award.

Tralee-Based Company Wins At National Start-Up Awards

May 21, 2018 at 12:49 pm 0 comments

A TRALEE-BASED company won its category at the National Startup Awards which were held last week in Dublin. MyAccessHub, based in the Tom Crean Centre at Kerry Technology Park, won the Best Social / Sustainable Startup category. Five other Kerry start-ups were shortlisted in various categories — StoryStock.com and Ulluv from […]

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Stockton's Wing.

Stockton’s Wing To Play Free Gig In Milltown During Fleadh Cheoil

May 21, 2018 at 12:19 pm 0 comments

ACCLAIMED trad/folk group Stockton’s Wing will return to Milltown after 20 years to play during the upcoming  County Fleadh Cheoil. When Milltown-Listry Comhaltas hosted their first County Fleadh Cheoil in Milltown in 1998, a live open-air performance by the trad supremos  was the undoubted highlight. Now, 20 years later, they […]

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17/05/2018 - REPRO FREE - National suicide prevention charity, Pieta House, today awarded its Amber Flag to over 80 schools, colleges, clubs, and societies, recognising their individual efforts to create healthy, inclusive environments that support mental wellbeing. To be awarded the Pieta House Amber Flag, applicant groups must host a mental health awareness event, a fundraiser, and a mental health initiative. The programme encourages teamwork and student contributions and works with school guidance counsellors to include a peer-support element. Pictured at the event are Mercy Secondary School, Mounthawk, Tralee, Co. Kerry, receiving their certificate and amber flag from Programme Co-Founder Frank Mulvhill (L) & CEO Pieta House, Brian Higgins (R).
Picture: Michael O'Sullivan/OSM Photo

Pieta House Awards Its Amber Flag To Mercy Mounthawk

May 21, 2018 at 11:49 am 0 comments

MERCY Mounthawk has received an Amber Flag from national suicide prevention charity, Pieta House. The Amber Flag was presented to over 80 schools, colleges, clubs, and societies, recognising their individual efforts to create healthy, inclusive environments that support mental wellbeing, last Thursday in Oriel House Hotel, Ballincollig. Health & Wellbeing […]

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Kerry Airport

Kerry Airport Passenger Numbers And Profits Increased In 2017

May 21, 2018 at 11:33 am 0 comments

KERRY Airport had an Operating Profit after taxation of €728,626 as compared to €287,613 in 2016, it was revealed in their Annual Report & Accounts for the 12 month period ended 31st December 2017. Passenger numbers handled by the Airport for the year were 335,480, up +3% on previous comparative period of […]

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Principal of Spa NS Peter Linehan with Rowena Savage and Elma Walsh at the Spa NS Donal Walsh 6k Family Fun Run/Walk on Sunday morning. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Hundreds Take The Donal Walsh Spa NS 6k Challenge

May 21, 2018 at 11:16 am 0 comments

THE ‘Live Life’ spirit shone brightly in Spa last Sunday with close to 600 people turning out for the ‘Donal Walsh Spa 6K Challenge’ hosted by the local school. The family fun day was organised by the school community in honour of Donal, their past pupil. “We wanted to honour […]

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Yummy Cafe Wants Your Vote In Nationwide Competition

Yummy Cafe Wants Your Vote In Nationwide Competition

May 21, 2018 at 10:43 am 0 comments

A TRALEE cafe/restaurant is on a shortlist to find Ireland’s favourite family restaurant. Organised by Today FM’s Weekend Breakfast programme, Yummy Cafe on Dominick Street is the only Kerry restaurant on the shortlist with businesses in Dublin, Galway, Offaly, Waterford and Cork aiming to be crowned ‘The Best Family Restaurant […]

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A battle for the ball in midfield. Photo by Dermot Crean

REPORT/PHOTOS: Kerry Disappointment As Westmeath Enjoy Victory

May 20, 2018 at 9:38 pm 0 comments

Mike O’Halloran says Kerry have a massive task ahead of them after losing to Westmeath on Sunday in Austin Stack Park… Kerry 0-15 Westmeath 2-12 Kerry lost out to Westmeath by three points in round three of the Joe McDonagh Cup in a closely fought contest in Austin Stack Park […]

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A last minute rehearsal before the opening show. Photo by Dermot Crean

Tralee Musical Society Gets Four AIMS Awards Nominations

May 20, 2018 at 2:24 pm 0 comments

THE Association of Irish Musical Societies (AIMS) have announced the nominations for their annual awards and Tralee Musical Society has received four. The are Best Stage Management for ‘All Shook Up’, Des Hurley; Best Visual for ‘Children of Eden’, Lena Lynch & Team; Best Chorus for ‘Children of Eden’ and Best Director for ‘Children […]

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Met Eireann Issues Rainfall Warning For Kerry

May 20, 2018 at 1:34 pm 0 comments

HOW quickly things can change. After the lovely day we enjoyed yesterday, it’s all about to get very wet indeed. A Status Yellow Rainfall Warning has been issued for Kerry and ten other counties — Longford, Cavan, Donegal, Galway, Leitrim, Roscommon, Sligo, Clare, Cork and Limerick. This spell of rain […]

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Tara Dowling and family Patrick, Rita, Pat, James and Sean at the First Holy Communion Day for Blennerville school pupils in Curraheen on Saturday morning. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: First Communion Day For Moyderwell, Holy Family And Blennerville School Pupils

May 20, 2018 at 10:47 am 0 comments

THEY couldn’t have asked for a nicer day. The sun shone down on three churches in the Tralee area on Saturday morning as the big day arrived for pupils from local schools. St John’s Church hosted Moyderwell Primary pupils, Our Lady and St Brendan’s Church was the venue for Holy […]

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PHOTOS: #Tralee On Social Media This Week

PHOTOS: #Tralee On Social Media This Week

May 20, 2018 at 10:46 am 0 comments

Every week we compile the best of photos posted on Twitter and Instagram about and around Tralee. Here’s what you’ve been snapping this week…  If you’d like a photo to feature, just tag #Tralee in it and we’ll see it… The local Gardaí popped into the Inspired exhibition… @GmailMahony Thank […]

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The crowd joins Harry and Megan at the Royal Wedding day fundraiser in Skelper Quane's on Saturday. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Toasting Harry And Megan’s Wedding At Fundraiser In Quane’s

May 20, 2018 at 10:46 am 0 comments

WHILE the eyes of the world were on Windsor for the royal wedding on Monday, the clever people at Kerry Hospice decided to take advantage of the interest in the nuptials. Tickets at €10 were sold for a Royal Wedding themed day at Skelper Quane’s in Blennerville to raise funds […]

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