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  • Presentation ‘Butterfly Bank’ Flies Into AIB Build A Bank National Final

    Presentation ‘Butterfly Bank’ Flies Into AIB Build A Bank National Final

    THE girls from Presentation Tralee kept up a rich tradition by qualifying for the AIB Build A Bank national final. The Butterfly Bank management team is made up of TY students: Manager – Sadbh Kilgallen, Assistant Manager – Ciara Boyd, Innovation Executive – Michelle Doody, Digital Officer – Cara Segal, […]

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  • Jim Garvey of Garveys Supervalu, and Dave Randle of Randle Bros presenting Chairperson of Tralee Tidy Towns, Sam Locke and Joe Moynihan with the new vehicle for Tralee Tidy Towns. Photo by Lisa O'Mahony.

    Garvey’s Supervalu And Randles Bros Sponsor Vehicle For Tralee Tidy Towns

    CHAIRPERSON of Tidy Towns Tralee, Sam Locke, accepted a van on behalf of Tidy Towns Tralee, courtesy of Garvey’s Supervalu and Randles Bros, this morning. Sam Locke said the gesture is greatly appreciated by Tralee Tidy Towns, and will be used to maintain their Gold Medal status. The previous van, which […]

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  • Tiernan Brosnan with the cheque of €500 he won in the 'Our Big Idea' competition. Also included is Kieran Rutledge of Tralee Chamber Alliance, teacher Shane Kissane and Bank Of Ireland's Shane Enright. Photo: Tralee Chamber Alliance Facebook

    Mounthawk Student’s Big Idea Wins €500 In Chamber Alliance Competition

    A MERCY Mounthawk student’s idea earned him a €500 cheque in a  Tralee Chamber Alliance ‘Our Big Idea’ competition. As part of Enterprise Month, Transition Year students from Tralee were asked their big ideas and opinions on what developments they believe should take place in their town and what kind of business […]

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  • Jack Reynor To Attend Dingle Film Festival Screening Tomorrow

    Jack Reynor To Attend Dingle Film Festival Screening Tomorrow

    TOP Irish actor, Jack Reynor, will attend the screening of his new movie at the Dingle International Film Festival (Dingle IFF) tomorrow evening. Reynor will be at the showing of Ben Wheatley’s new film Free Fire in The Phoenix Cinema on Thursday. “Amazingly talented and globally recognised, Jack will make for an […]

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  • Exposé Beauty Lounge To Open New Treatment Room On Friday

    Exposé Beauty Lounge To Open New Treatment Room On Friday

    EXPOSÉ Beauty Lounge is planning something special for this Friday night…and you’re invited! The salon at Mounthawk will be a hive of activity for the opening of the new upstairs treatment room by former Rose of Tralee, Maria Walsh. Guests on the night can avail of a range of offers including 20% […]

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10,000 Contraband Cigarettes Seized In Kerry

10,000 Contraband Cigarettes Seized In Kerry

March 22, 2017 at 1:06 pm 0 comments

REVENUE officers carried out a search under warrant of a house in the Killorglin area and uncovered 10,000 contraband cigarettes branded ‘Marlboro Red’ yesterday. The cigarettes, with a retail value of around €5,500 and representing a potential loss to the Exchequer of approximately €4,400, were seized. A Polish couple, a man […]

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A scene from 'Making It'.

Kerry Film To Get Charity Screening In Tralee Omniplex Next Week

March 22, 2017 at 11:30 am 0 comments

A FILM made in Kerry is to get special charity screenings in Listowel, Tralee and Killarney over the next few weeks. “Making It”  is a full length feature film which was written, directed and produced here in Kerry by current trainees and former trainees at the National Digital Skills Centre at […]

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Mommy Moments: Now That Baby Has Arrived…

Mommy Moments: Now That Baby Has Arrived…

March 22, 2017 at 11:07 am 0 comments

Our parenting columnist, Jennifer Kissane, on what you need just after baby is born… FOLLOWING on from my last article about packing the hospital bag essentials, I’m going to look at what you need when baby arrives. I know it’s hard to resist, when you are surrounded by cuteness and you are bursting […]

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New Appointment At The Rose Hotel

New Appointment At The Rose Hotel

March 22, 2017 at 10:44 am 0 comments

THE Rose Hotel has appointed Madeleine Doyle as Conference and Banqueting Manager. Madeleine has gained valuable experience within Ireland since graduating from the London College of Music and Media with a Diploma in Piano Teaching and Performance 2006. Following this, Madeleine taught piano at The Kingdom Music Academy for six years. […]

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Denis Coleman and Daithí Casey with students Calvin O'Sullivan, Nathan O'Shea, Millie Lynch, Teagan Leanne, Rian Duffey and Aoife O'Shea at CBS Primary School on Tuesday. Photo by Lisa O'Mahony.

PHOTOS: Crokes Men Bring The Cup To CBS Primary School

March 22, 2017 at 10:36 am 0 comments

AFTER a fantastic win in Croke Park on St Patrick’s Day, Dr Crokes took home the All Ireland Club title and have been touring the cup since. Well the Andy Merrigan Cup visited CBS primary School on Tuesday, a school more used to the similar black and amber colours of Austin Stacks. The pupils welcomed Crokes men, […]

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Daroka in Ballybunion.

Top Kerry Restaurants Announced At Regional Awards

March 22, 2017 at 10:18 am 0 comments

A BALLYBUNION business won Best Restaurant in Kerry, while renowned eateries from all over the county were also honoured (see list below) at an awards ceremony in Limerick last night. The Munster regional finals in this year’s Irish Restaurant Awards took place in the Limerick Strand Hotel where 60 awards were presented to […]

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The Mall Will Close To Traffic In Late April

The Mall Will Close To Traffic In Late April

March 21, 2017 at 3:20 pm 0 comments

THE Mall is set to close to traffic from April 24 and won’t reopen to vehicles until November when the transformation of the area is complete. In a press briefing on Monday, Kerry County Senior Engineer, Eamon Scanlan, outlined the timeline of works for the town centre. The contractors are on schedule to complete works […]

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Cork v Kerry U21 Munster Final To Be Streamed Live

Cork v Kerry U21 Munster Final To Be Streamed Live

March 21, 2017 at 2:44 pm 0 comments

  IF you can’t make the trip to Páirc Uí Rinn in Cork next week, TG4 are coming to the rescue. TG4 has announced the launching of a new on-line streaming service that will provide live free to view coverage world-wide containing an attractive fixture list of GAA matches. And […]

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Sinn Fein Deputy Martin Ferris.

Deputy Ferris Pays Tribute To ‘Friend And Comrade’ Martin McGuinness

March 21, 2017 at 1:11 pm 0 comments

KERRY Sinn Féin TD Martin Ferris has paid tribute to Martin McGuinness who sadly passed away in the early hours of this morning. Speaking at Leinster House today Deputy Ferris said; “I know I speak on behalf of all Kerry Republicans when I say we have not only lost a great Irish […]

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Business, Sport And Community Groups Invited To Launch Of Enterprise Towns Event

Business, Sport And Community Groups Invited To Launch Of Enterprise Towns Event

March 21, 2017 at 1:02 pm 0 comments

A MAJOR event will be held in early May to showcase the town’s businesses, sporting and community groups. The Bank Of Ireland ‘Tralee Enterprise Town Event’ on May 5/6 will see 120 Tralee business stands and 120 Tralee sport and community stands pitch up at the Tralee Sports and Leisure Centre. […]

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Work On New Taxi Rank To Begin Next Week

Work On New Taxi Rank To Begin Next Week

March 21, 2017 at 12:31 pm 0 comments

WORK will begin next week on a new taxi rank at the car park next to Boots/Tesco town centre. The rank will have around 14 spaces and will stretch along the side of the Boots building and around the corner into the Abbey car park. It will be ready by the […]

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Bridge Street Work Will Have To Wait A While

Bridge Street Work Will Have To Wait A While

March 21, 2017 at 11:54 am 0 comments

BRIDGE Street won’t be part of the first phase of the Tralee town centre works due to commence in May and it may be a while before resurfacing takes place there due to lack of funding. When the plans were initially announced last May, artists impressions of a resurfaced Russell Street […]

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Pat McCarthy, Graham Spring, Sam Locke, Aidan O'Mahony, Pa Daly, Anne Walsh, Anne McCarthy, Louise Farrell, Norma Foley, Jim Finucane and Jennifer Mackey at the unveiling of of the Wood Sculpture at Manor Park on Monday. Photo by Lisa O'Mahony.

Striking Wooden Sculpture Unveiled At Manor Village

March 21, 2017 at 10:33 am 0 comments

TWO stunning monuments were unveiled today at Manor Village. The 10 feet tall wood sculpture stands close to the entrance to the estate, while the boat lies at the bottom of the estate. The residents of the area decided to raise funds for the projects. They also received a contribution from […]

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PHOTOS: Busy Couple Of Weeks For TY Students At Presentation Secondary

PHOTOS: Busy Couple Of Weeks For TY Students At Presentation Secondary

March 21, 2017 at 10:32 am 0 comments

THE past couple of  weeks have been quite  busy for Transition Year students at Presentation Secondary School with a number of events taking place. TY students from Presentation Tralee and CBS attended a Lenten talk in the Presentation Primary Hall with Richard Moore organised by the Diocese of Kerry on Tuesday last. […]

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Sharon Browne, Adult Education Officer Kerry ETB; Mr. Owen O’Donnell Director of Further Education and Training with Kerry ETB; Shivaun Shanahan, Adult Education Officer Kerry ETB and Colm McEvoy, CEO of Kerry ETB.

Kerry ETB Looks Forward To Major Fair On Wednesday

March 21, 2017 at 10:32 am 0 comments

THE public are invited to the Kerry ETB FET Fair in the Brandon Hotel on Wednesday to join in a number of workshops, talks and skills demonstrations. Interactive opportunities on the day include a Performance Arts workshop with speakers in the areas of dance, music and music technology. Hairdressing students will […]

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An Garda Síochána

Cash, Phone And Passport Handed Into Tralee Garda Station

March 20, 2017 at 3:46 pm 0 comments

GARDAI in Tralee have had items handed into the station they would like to see reclaimed by owners. A sum of cash was found in the town and handed into the station, so if you can prove it’s yours call to them. Also, a black samsung phone was handed in. […]

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Ref Admits He Didn’t See Vital Incident In Kerry v Dublin Semi-Final

Ref Admits He Didn’t See Vital Incident In Kerry v Dublin Semi-Final

March 20, 2017 at 2:51 pm 0 comments

SO he didn’t see it after all. While the events of last Saturday’s Kerry v Dublin clash continue to be analysed, the referee in the side’s previous encounter has shed light on a major incident in that game. Peter Crowley was taken out of it in the closing stages of […]

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Fr Tadhg Fitzgerald and Aileen Murphy showing
people around The UN Gift Box today.

‘Gift Box’ Appears In Manor West To Highlight Human Trafficking

March 20, 2017 at 2:14 pm 0 comments

IF you were around Manor West today you might be wondering what a big gift box is doing in the retail park. Well, it’s walk-in structure to  to raise awareness about Human Trafficking. It’s in Tralee as part of a nationwide tour today and Tuesday from 10am-7pm and members of the public […]

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Fenit RNLI Lifeboat Recruitment Open Day This Sunday

Fenit RNLI Lifeboat Recruitment Open Day This Sunday

March 20, 2017 at 1:57 pm 0 comments

FENIT RNLI  is holding a recruitment day on Sunday next, March 26, between 2.30pm-4.30pm. They are currently seeking volunteer crew members for both lifeboat and shore duties. In inviting potential RNLI volunteers to visit the station on the recruitment day, Fenit RNLI Lifeboat Operations Manager, Gerard O’Donnell said; “this event […]

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2016 Rose of Tralee, Maggie McEldowney at the International Tralee Half Marathon.

‘Marathon Maggie’ Raises Funds For Baile Mhuire

March 20, 2017 at 12:52 pm 0 comments

THE 2016 Rose of Tralee, Maggie McEldowney completed the Tralee International Half Marathon on Saturday, in a time of 2’06” and in the process, she has raised funds and awareness for two charities – Baile Mhuire Day Care Centre for the Elderly in Tralee and Young Irish Fellowship Club of […]

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CBS Students Take Part In Apprentice Chef Cook-Off At ITT

CBS Students Take Part In Apprentice Chef Cook-Off At ITT

March 20, 2017 at 10:55 am 0 comments

CBS the Green students Kevin Browne and Cathal Mcloughlin were among nine students who took part in the third day of the apprentice chef cook-offs at IT Tralee on Thursday March 16. Each student had an hour and a half to cook a ‘good mood’ dish that they created based […]

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REPORT/PHOTOS: Kerry Too Strong For Clare In Camogie League Match

REPORT/PHOTOS: Kerry Too Strong For Clare In Camogie League Match

March 20, 2017 at 10:17 am 0 comments

Mike O’Halloran watched a skilful Kerry side beat Clare in the Littlewoods Ireland Camogie League Division 3 match in Abbeydorney on Sunday… Kerry 1-15 Clare 0-14 A hugely impressive outing for Kerry Camogie in Abbeydorney, where they were much too powerful and skilful for Clare. The conditions were not ideal for […]

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Anna Sheehy, Nina Mansfield and Helen Finn at the finish on Saturday afternoon. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Hundreds Take Part In Tralee International Marathon Runs

March 19, 2017 at 12:52 pm 0 comments

THE weather wasn’t ideal at the beginning but it didn’t bother the hundreds of runners taking part in the Kerry’s Eye Tralee International Marathon on Saturday. Around 800 took part in the event which consisted of the full, half, 10k and 5k runs and Race Director, Martin O’Sullivan was very […]

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PHOTOS: #Tralee On Social Media This Week

PHOTOS: #Tralee On Social Media This Week

March 19, 2017 at 12:03 pm 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)… Another full house at the complex… Tip off in Tralee […]

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Tralee female Gardai attending the St Patrick's Day Parade in New York 
Garda Lynda Brosnan , garda Helen Healy, Gda Claudine O Sullivan , Gda Eilís O Sullivan , Gda Ann Marie O Sullivan, & Gda Sarah Jennings. Tralee Garda Station

PHOTOS: Tralee’s Finest March In New York St Patrick’s Day Parade

March 19, 2017 at 11:00 am 0 comments

WHILE we were drowned out of it in Tralee on Friday, it was a drier, sunnier affair in the Big Apple for the New York St Patrick’s Day parade. Among the many people from Kerry taking part on the day were representatives from Tralee Garda Station. Gardas Lynda Brosnan, Helen Foley, […]

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David Moran and Shane McCarthy clash. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTO GALLERY: A Titanic Tussle At Austin Stack Park

March 19, 2017 at 10:17 am 1 comment

THAT was some battle last night…at times literally! For anyone who was in Austin Stack Park on Saturday night, there was no shortage of excitement as Kerry and Dublin played out a fascinating draw, 0-13 apiece. It was a passionate, at times ill-tempered affair but those Dubs are incredibly resilient and […]

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at the parade on Friday. Photo by  Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Sports Clubs And Other Groups Out In Force At Parade

March 19, 2017 at 10:16 am 0 comments

AS we brought you over the past couple of days, there was a great community spirit at the St Patrick’s Day parade in Tralee on Friday. The theme of the parade this year was ‘A Celebration of Tralee Sport’ and there was huge representation among the sports clubs and other local groups as […]

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Runners set off on the Tralee half and full marathon from Tralee Bay Wetlands on Saturday morning. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Runners Set Off On Their Tralee Marathon Runs

March 18, 2017 at 11:40 am 0 comments

TODAY is marathon day and around 800 runners took off from the Tralee Bay Wetlands centre this morning in less than ideal conditions. The Kerry’s Eye sponsored event is in its fifth year and attracts runners from all over the county and country. It was pretty wet when the participants […]

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at the parade on Friday. Photo by  Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: More From The St Patrick’s Day Parade

March 18, 2017 at 10:42 am 0 comments

THE St Patrick’s Day parade was spoiled to a certain degree by the wind and rain (although it was mild compared to what came later that afternoon) but it still had its colourful moments. It also showcased the various sporting clubs, dancing schools and community groups which are flourishing all over town and proud […]

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Makeup Masterclass With Marek At CH Chemists

Makeup Masterclass With Marek At CH Chemists

March 18, 2017 at 10:41 am 0 comments

RENOWNED international make-up artist Marek Hegli will give a masterclass on Thursday, March 23 from 7pm to 9pm at CH Chemists, The Mall. Marek has a huge celebrity clientele including Millie Mackintosh. In this masterclass, people will have the opportunity to learn all about the latest makeup trends and hear all about […]

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