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  • Pamela Mkosana and Sthe Mthombemi from Zimbabwe at Africa Day in the Town Park on Sunday. Photo by Dermot Crean

    PHOTOS: Africa Day Brings Crowds To Tralee Town Park

    TRALEE Town Park was alive with African beats and colourful dress on Sunday as families of many nationalities and cultures enjoyed Africa Day. The event, opened by Mayor Johnnie Wall was hosted by Tralee International Resource Centre (TIRC) and the African community in Kerry bringing together different African cultures and […]

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  • Lucy and Suzanne Grattan with some of the 20th birthday cakes at the Mercy Mounthawk Garden Fete on Sunday. Photo by Dermot Crean

    PHOTOS: Great Family Entertainment At Mercy Mounthawk Garden Fete

    HUGE crowds attended a special 20th birthday celebration for Mercy Mounthawk on Sunday as they held a Garden Fete. The whole school community, present and past,  gathered to mark the milestone on the school grounds with many stands set up in the sports hall and marquees outside with a range […]

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  • Two Men Arrested In Relation To Tralee Man’s Death Released Without Charge

    Two Men Arrested In Relation To Tralee Man’s Death Released Without Charge

    THE two men arrested in relation to the death of Joe Brosnan in Tralee on Sunday evening, have been released without charge. Gardaí said earlier this morning, that the man in his 30s arrested in relation to the death, which occurred at Abbey Court apartments, was released without charge. This afternoon, […]

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  • Ronan Murray.

    Tralee Man Elected President Of Cork Chamber

    A TRALEE man has been elected President of Cork Chamber of Commerce at their AGM last night. Ronan Murray, a Partner M&A (Strategy and Transactions) at EY Ireland, is originally from St Brendan’s Park but has lived in Cork for several years. Son of the late Christy and Sheila Murray, […]

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  • Adam Gilbride, Deirdre Shanahan, Norma Flynn, Eavan Moriarty, Bridget O'Riordan and Kara Plumley at the St Pats GAA Healthy Club Launch and Family Fun Day on Sunday. Photo by Dermot Crean

    PHOTOS: Family Fun As St Pats GAA Holds Healthy Club Launch

    THERE was a great turnout at St Pats GAA club grounds in Blennerville on Sunday as the club held its Health Club Launch and Family Fun Day. St Pats has become part of the Irish Life Healthy Clubs nationwide GAA initiative. Families from club and the community turned out to […]

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Launching Kerry Hospice Foundation Sunflower Days were, in front; Maura Sullivan, David Moran and Mary Shanahan. At back, Julett Culloty, Aileen Diggins and Andrea O'Donoghue. Photo by Dermot Crean

Kerry Hospice Hopes Public Supports Sunflower Days Next Month

May 24, 2022 at 11:12 am 0 comments

KERRY Hospice Foundation is hoping the public will support the annual Hospice Sunflower Days on Friday, June 10 and Saturday, June 11. Kerry footballer David Moran was on hand to launch the fundraiser in Kerry where Hospice volunteers will be selling sunflower merchandise around the county to raise vital funds […]

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Accepting two awards at the Volunteer Ireland national awards on Friday night were Noreen O’Flaherty, Siobhan MacSweeney and Una Sheehy of Recovery Haven Kerry.

Double Win For Recovery Haven At Volunteer Ireland National Awards

May 24, 2022 at 10:50 am 0 comments

VOLUNTEERS at cancer support charity, Recovery Haven Kerry, have claimed two prestigious awards at this year’s Volunteer Ireland National Awards ceremony. The charity’s entire volunteer team – including gardeners, listeners, fundraisers, therapists and board members – took home the top prize in the Outstanding Large Group category, while Tralee’s Noreen […]

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The Tralee Harriers athletes who won medals at the Kerry County Championships. Photo by Dermot Crean

Tralee Harriers Celebrate Kerry County Championship Success

May 24, 2022 at 10:45 am 0 comments

TRALEE Harriers came away with a big medal haul from the Kerry County championships held on Saturday and Sunday May 7/8. The club had 60 athletes competing out of 500 competing at the event in Castleisland. Harriers won the best overall participating club and ca Taking part in relays track […]

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Gardaí Investigate Burglary At Business Premises In Monavalley

Gardaí Investigate Burglary At Business Premises In Monavalley

May 23, 2022 at 3:05 pm 0 comments

GARDAI in Tralee are investigating a burglary at a business premises in the town last week. In the early hours of Friday, May 20, between midnight and 7am, a burglary took place at an electrical wholesalers in Monavalley Industrial Estate. Several thousand euro worth of power tools and electrical items were […]

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Principal of Presentation Primary School John Hickey with members of the school's Planet Power group.

Presentation Girls Address Council On Environmental Issues

May 23, 2022 at 2:00 pm 0 comments

THE Planet Power committee in 6th class addressed the Municipal District Council for Tralee to outline the work they have completed in protecting the environment and demand greater action from the council in addressing the litter problem in Tralee. Siobhan O’Mahony, April Rosa Kennedy, and Layla Moylan (Sarah Brick, another […]

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Italian Circular Bioeconomy Industry Cluster Visits MTU

Italian Circular Bioeconomy Industry Cluster Visits MTU

May 23, 2022 at 1:47 pm 0 comments

A LEADING Italian Circular Bioeconomy Industry Cluster, SPRING, travelled to meet with leading researchers, innovators and companies in Kerry at the Munster Technological University last week. The MTU’s extensive portfolio of research, innovation, talent and regional development has positioned the South-West as European hotspot for advancing smart climate solutions for […]

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The new Lizzie D-860 will be officially named this Sunday in Fenit.

New Lifeboat To Be Officially Named In Fenit This Sunday

May 23, 2022 at 1:39 pm 0 comments

A LEGACY from a popular British actor has helped to fund Fenit RNLI’s new inshore lifeboat. The lifeboat is being named Lizzie in memory of Liz Frazer this coming Sunday at 3pm, in a ceremony at the Fenit Lifeboat Station with the public being invited to attend. The lifeboat is […]

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John Copithorne with his Ford Zodiac at Ballygarry Estate on Saturday morning. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Kingdom Veteran, Vintage And Classic Car Club Holds 43rd Ring Of Kerry Run

May 23, 2022 at 12:18 pm 0 comments

THE Kingdom Veteran, Vintage and Classic Car Club held its 43rd annual Ring of Kerry Run over the weekend. Over 70 cars, ranging from a 1922 Peugeot to a 1998 MG took part in the two-day run. The cavalcade departed from the Ballygarry Hotel and Estate in Tralee on Saturday morning […]

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Second Arrest In Relation To Man’s Death In Tralee

Second Arrest In Relation To Man’s Death In Tralee

May 23, 2022 at 8:41 am 0 comments

Gardaí investigating the circumstances surrounding the death of a man, in his 50s, in Tralee, have made a second arrest. As a result of investigations, a man in his early 30s has been arrested and is currently detained at Killarney Garda station under the provisions of Section 4 of the […]

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Gardaí Investigate Death Of Man In Tralee Town Centre

Gardaí Investigate Death Of Man In Tralee Town Centre

May 22, 2022 at 11:04 pm 0 comments

Gardaí in Tralee are investigating all of the circumstances surrounding the death of a man in his 50s following an incident in Tralee on Sunday. Shortly after 7pm, Gardaí and Emergency Services attended at an apartment in the Abbey Court apartment complex, Tralee where a man in his 50s was […]

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Olivia Leen with Kenneth, Katelyn, Jessica and Catriona Leen at First Holy Communion Day on Saturday at St John's Church. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: First Communion Day Arrives For Presentation Primary Pupils

May 22, 2022 at 11:45 am 0 comments

SATURDAY morning saw beautifully dressed boys and girls from Presentation Primary arrive at St John’s Church (with their similarly sartorially-elegant families) for their First Holy Communion Day. Fifteen of Ms O’Shea’s second class pupils were well prepared for the ceremony, with Fr Bernard Healy celebrating Mass. They were joined by […]

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PHOTOS: Pupils From Blennerville School Enjoy First Holy Communion Day

PHOTOS: Pupils From Blennerville School Enjoy First Holy Communion Day

May 22, 2022 at 11:27 am 0 comments

THANKFULLY, the weather stayed dry as families arrived at St John’s Church on Saturday afternoon for a special occasion for young boys and girls. It was First Holy Communion Day for St Brendan’s NS Blennerville second class pupils and Ms Lawlor had her charges well prepared for the ceremony, with […]

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Jim Wrenn, Peggy Daly, Michelle Burke, John Foley, Grainne Landers, Nora Landers, Colette O'Sullivan and Dermot Crowley,  at the official opening of The Forge at Churchill on Friday afternoon. Photo by Dermot Crean

Old Forge And Museum in Churchill Officially Opened

May 22, 2022 at 10:56 am 0 comments

THE official opening of the Old Forge and Museum in Churchill was performed on Friday by Nora Landers and fellow members of the Spa Fenit Community Council. The centre will be open to the public from Tuesday to Saturday from 11am to 5pm and from 2pm to 5pm on Sundays. Admission […]

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PHOTOS: #Tralee On Social Media This Week

PHOTOS: #Tralee On Social Media This Week

May 22, 2022 at 10:56 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 or #TraleeToday and we’ll see it… Walkies in the Town Park… Happiness is a smiling, tongue hanging out, tail wagging Kody, sniffing his way around the Town […]

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Sponsored: Get That Summer Glow With Skin Products From CHRC

Sponsored: Get That Summer Glow With Skin Products From CHRC

May 22, 2022 at 10:55 am 0 comments

Mary O’Donnell of the Cosmetic and Hair Restoration Clinic at the Bon Secours in Tralee on products that’ll have you glowing this summer… As wedding season is upon us we are all looking for ‘The Glow’ from our skin! I would recommend our Alumier MD Summer Essentials kit, to get glowing […]

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PHOTOS: More From The MTU Graduation Ceremony (Part 2)

PHOTOS: More From The MTU Graduation Ceremony (Part 2)

May 21, 2022 at 3:40 pm 0 comments

AS we reported earlier (click here for previous coverage), nearly 800 graduates from the Class of 2021 made their way to the Kerry Sports Academy at the MTU North Tralee campus on Friday for their delayed graduation day ceremony. Students from the School of Business, Computing and Humanities, the School […]

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Bronagh Gallagher received the award from Kerry International Film Festival Chairperson Grace O'Donnell on Thursday night. Photo; Ciara O'Donnell

Bronagh Gallagher Honoured By Kerry Film Festival In Tralee

May 21, 2022 at 8:57 am 0 comments

THE Kerry International Film Festival presented much loved actor and singer Bronagh Gallagher with the 2019 Maureen O’ Hara Award, in celebration of women in film on Thursday evening. The presentation had to be delayed due to COVID but the Derry native made it down to town for a special […]

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Tidy Towns Kilmoyley’s Fundraising 5k/10k Run Returns

Tidy Towns Kilmoyley’s Fundraising 5k/10k Run Returns

May 21, 2022 at 8:57 am 0 comments

AFTER two years of Covid restrictions, Kilmoyley Tidy Towns has announced the return of its 5/10K fundraising run which will take place on Sunday, May 29 at 10am. It will follow the usual 5K route from St Erc’s Primary School to the School Cross on to O’ Sullivan’s Lerrig Stores […]

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Gaelcholáiste Chiarraí: Eoin agus Ben. Sa phictiúr chomh maith tá Feidhmeannach Foras na Gaeilge, Caitlín Ní Chonghaile, agus Antoine Ó Coileáin, Príomhfheidhmeannach Gael Linn. Pic: Seán Ó Mainnín

Gaelbhratach Awarded To Gaelcholáiste Chiarraí Students

May 21, 2022 at 8:56 am 0 comments

STUDENTS from Gaelcholáiste Chiarraí joined schools from all over the country at the Gaelbhratach presentation on DCU St Patrick’s Campus in Dublin on Tuesday. The flags were presented to students and teachers in recognition of the work they carried out throughout the year to promote the Irish language in their schools. […]

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Know Your Rights: Planning Permission And How To Apply For It

Know Your Rights: Planning Permission And How To Apply For It

May 21, 2022 at 8:55 am 0 comments

Know Your Rights has been compiled by Kerry Citizens Information Service which provides a free and confidential service to the public… If you wish to build a house, you must obtain planning permission from your local authority before you start construction. The law requires that you need planning permission for […]

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Nursing students Karen O'Sullivan, Nicola O'Leary, Catherine McGarty, Sarah Dalton, Rebecca O'Sullivan and Ciara McGlynn at the MTU Graduation Day on Friday. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: The MTU Class Of 2021 Finally Enjoy Graduation Ceremony (Part 1)

May 21, 2022 at 8:55 am 0 comments

THE ‘Class of 2021’ celebrated their graduation at the Munster Technological University’s Conferring of Awards Celebration Ceremonies at the Kerry Campus on Friday. These ceremonies were due to take place in Autumn 2021, but could not take place in person due to COVID 19 restrictions at the time. The graduates […]

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Finnegan On Films: An Early Madonna Movie And An Irish Classic

Finnegan On Films: An Early Madonna Movie And An Irish Classic

May 21, 2022 at 8:50 am 0 comments

A forgotten Madonna vehicle and an Irish classic are among our movie guy, James Finnegan’s recommendations for tonight… I am delighted to pass onto you a wonderful selection of films for your consideration today, and we are starting not with a good film, but a great one. Despicable Me (Saturday […]

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Finance: Are You Entitled To A Refund From Revenue?

Finance: Are You Entitled To A Refund From Revenue?

May 20, 2022 at 4:41 pm 0 comments

  You might be entitled to a refund from Revenue. Jennifer Downing, Partner and Head of the Property Department at CDS Law & Tax LLP explains… Where you (as an individual or a company) purchased a site and paid the higher rate of stamp duty (i.e. 6-7.5%) and you commenced […]

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

Fifteen Kerry Beaches And Marinas Awarded Blue Flags For 2022

May 20, 2022 at 12:00 pm 0 comments

AN Taisce has announced that 13 Kerry beaches and two marinas will be awarded Blue Flags for the coming year. The awards were presented by Malcolm Noonan TD, Minister of State with responsibility for Heritage and Electoral Reform at a ceremony Curracloe Beach in County Wexford this afternoon. The 13 […]

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Tralee Municipal District Manager Michael Scannell who will retire from the Council after 43 years of service in early June. Photo by Dermot Crean

Michael To Say Farewell To Public Service After 43 Years

May 20, 2022 at 8:18 am 0 comments

HAVING overseen some of the most radical changes to the town over the past 20 years, Michael Scannell will step down from the Tralee Municipal District Manager role early next month. Councillors paid tribute to the Strand Street native — who joined the Council in 1979 as a clerical officer […]

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at Presentation Secondary School Graduation Day on Thursday. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: A Day To Remember For The Presentation Class Of 2022

May 20, 2022 at 8:14 am 0 comments

THE sixth years of Presentation Secondary gathered with their families on Thursday to enjoy graduation day. It was the first time since 2019 that the traditional graduation day — a Mass in St John’s followed by families going back to the school to enjoy refreshments — could take place. There […]

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Young Presentation pupils with Home School Community Liaison Coordinator, Maryanne Lowney, Siobhan O'Brien and Niamh Doyle from Kerry County Library and Principal John Hickey at the Teddy Bears Picnic at Presentation Primary School on Thursday. Photo by Dermot Crean

Presentation Primary Hosts Teddy Bears Picnic For Incoming Junior Infants

May 20, 2022 at 8:13 am 0 comments

PRESENTATION Primary School hosted a fun-filled Teddy Bears’ Picnic for incoming Junior Infants on Thursday morning. Mindful of the effects of the Covid-19 pandemic on pre-schooling schedules these past two years, the school arranged the two-hour event to give the young children an opportunity to experience a fun day in ‘big’ […]

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Shauna Flynn and Catriona Power of Circular Bioeconomy Cluster at MTU with Nicola O'Sullivan, KDYS, at the AIB/Tralee Chamber breakfast briefing, in collaboration with MTU and Kerry Local Enterprise Office, at the Rose Hotel on Thursday. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Business Breakfast Briefing At The Rose Hotel

May 20, 2022 at 8:13 am 0 comments

THE latest in the series of Tralee Chamber/AIB Business Breakfast Briefings took place on Thursday at The Rose Hotel. The business breakfast series is an ideal opportunity for business owners to take on board valuable info, hints and tips in the key areas that will be covered during the series […]

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The Kerry Sports Academy at the MTU Tralee North campus which will host events for the festival.

Rose Of Tralee Events Confirmed For MTU Tralee Campus This August

May 20, 2022 at 8:00 am 0 comments

MUNSTER Technological University and the Rose of Tralee International Festival have announced that a number of events for this year’s festival will take place at MTU’s Kerry Sports Academy. A statement issued this morning stated the venue at MTU’s North Campus in Tralee will be hired out by the festival […]

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Ballygarry Estate Declared A Conservation Area For The Native Irish Honey Bee

Ballygarry Estate Declared A Conservation Area For The Native Irish Honey Bee

May 19, 2022 at 5:34 pm 0 comments

BALLYGARRY Estate Hotel & Spa in Tralee has announced a collaboration with The Native Irish Honey Bee Society (NIHBS) as they declare a conservation area for the native Irish honey bee on World Bee Day this Friday. A conservation area is an area of land designated in support of the […]

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