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  • Launching the St John's Parish Bazaar at the Parish Centre on Monday night were, from left; John Murrihy, Mary Hayes, Celine O'Callaghan, Nora Maher, Vincent O'Sullivan, Margaret Crean, Fr Tadhg Fitzgerald, Ita Behan, Costello, Eileen Murphy, Brendan O'Brien and Bridie O'Connor. Photo by Dermot Crean

    Great Prizes Up For Grabs At St John’s Parish Christmas Bazaar

    IT’S been going since 1951 so the annual St John’s Parish Christmas Bazaar is very much part of the festive season here in Tralee. This year it takes place from Friday, December 1 to Sunday, December 3 and preparations are well in place to make sure it’s a success again […]

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    Flooding On Roads After Heavy Rain Last Night

    GARDAI are advising motorists to exercise caution as there is flooding on roads around Tralee and elsewhere in the county after heavy rains last night. There is flooding on the Canal Road in Tralee, the Kielduff road on the approach to the Tralee bypass roundabout is flooded and there is also […]

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  • An Garda Síochána

    Man Dies In Road Collision Outside Tralee

    Gardaí in Tralee are investigating a fatal road traffic collision that occurred in the townland of Tonevane at approximately 8.15p.m last night. A two car and pedal cycle collision occurred and the male pedal cyclist (39 years) was seriously injured and removed to Kerry University Hospital where he later passed away. […]

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  • WATCH: Michael Healy Rae Gets A Grilling From CBS Primary Pupils

    WATCH: Michael Healy Rae Gets A Grilling From CBS Primary Pupils

    CBS Primary School pupils are a tough lot when it comes to asking questions of well known people. In the past Darragh O Sé and Aidan O’Mahony have revealed some interesting facts about themselves to the pupils in the Radio Kerry studio. This time, Kerry TD Michael Healy Rae answered […]

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  • Thieves Steal €250 Of Heating Oil From Pensioner In Tralee Estate

    Thieves Steal €250 Of Heating Oil From Pensioner In Tralee Estate

    A PENSIONER living in Hawley Park had around €250 worth of her home heating oil stolen at the weekend as thieves emptied her tank. The woman was understandably upset when she discovered the theft, but the community is rallying around to help her. The ‘Tralee Do You Know’ Facebook page […]

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People attending the meeting in The Rose Hotel last Tuesday.

Creative Community Shares Ideas For Future At Public Meeting

November 21, 2017 at 12:53 pm 0 comments

THE Lee Suite in The Rose Hotel was full of creative thinking on Tuesday, November  14 for a round table Creative Ireland Kerry public consultation meeting. In excess of 80 people attended a presentation on the Creative Ireland Kerry programme to date and took part in roundtable discussions. A public […]

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CAB Seize €100,000 In Investigation Into Organised Crime Gang In Killarney

CAB Seize €100,000 In Investigation Into Organised Crime Gang In Killarney

November 21, 2017 at 12:37 pm 0 comments

THE Criminal Asset Bureau assisted by the local Gardaí in Killarney conducted an operation this morning investigating an Organised Crime Gang based in Killarney and carried out 11 searches. The searches took place in and around the Killarney area of Kerry. Gardaí seized a large amount of documentation which they […]

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Vicky McCarthy receives her award from An Taoiseach, Leo Varadkar. Photo: Damien Jackson, TI Media

Vicky Receives ‘Spirit Of Triathlon’ Accolade At Triathlon Ireland Awards

November 21, 2017 at 11:38 am 0 comments

A TRALEE woman, who has defied all the odds, to complete a triathlon, has been honoured for her achievement with the Spirit of Triathlon award from Triathlon Ireland. On Saturday night at a Gala dinner in the Gibson Hotel in Dublin, the Tralee woman, was announced as the winner of […]

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Award Winner for the Category of ‘Catering & Nutrition Award’ was Maura Moriarty pictured with Sponsor from Fresenius Kabi; Shiofra O’Malley, Chief Executive of the NHI; Tadhg Daly and MC for the evening and Broadcaster Marty Whelan

Maura Wins At Nursing Homes Ireland Care Awards

November 21, 2017 at 11:12 am 0 comments

MAURA Moriarty of Ocean View Nursing Home, Camp, was a winner at the Nursing Homes Ireland Care Awards last Thursday. Maura was named winner of the Nursing Home Catering and Nutrition Award.  Kerry was also represented at the awards ceremony by Maeve Poff of Mowlam Healthcare Killarney, who was a […]

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Audrey Reidy.

Local Writer’s First Book To Be Available From Friday

November 21, 2017 at 10:48 am 0 comments

A TRALEE woman has taken her first step to becoming a self-published author. This Friday, November 24, Audrey Reidy’s first novel, ‘Hysteria’, will become available on Amazon to purchase in digital format and in paperback. Audrey is a graduate of the IT Tralee, recently obtaining a BA in Creative Writing. […]

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Students from Mercy Mounthawk who excelled in State Exams in 2017 were honoured at the school on Saturday morning. Back from left; Ronan Moore (Leaving Cert), Timothy Grimes (Junior Cert), Liam O'Brien (Junior Cert), Ben Kavanagh (Leaving Cert), Thomas Curran (Leaving Cert) and Michael Moynihan (Junior Cert). In front; Charlotte O'Halloran, Mairead Kearney and Diana Meriakri, all Junior Certs. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Mercy Mounthawk Honours High-Achieving Students In 2017 State Exams

November 21, 2017 at 10:25 am 0 comments

SATURDAY morning saw a number of current and former students of Mercy Mounthawk receive special awards for their high achievements in the 2017 Junior and Leaving Certificate exams. There were four former Leaving Cert students — Ronan Moore, Ben Kavanagh, Thomas Curran and Ciara McCarthy — and six former Junior Certs […]

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WATCH: Tralee Woman’s ‘Spider-Catcher’ Video Seen Over A Million Times

WATCH: Tralee Woman’s ‘Spider-Catcher’ Video Seen Over A Million Times

November 21, 2017 at 10:16 am 0 comments

EVERYBODY  has seen the video of Tralee woman Lorraine Walsh tacking the ferocious spider she found in her kitchen in Caheranne at the start of November. To refresh your memory, Lorraine doesn’t really like our eight-legged friends so she got out the hoover to try and get rid of the […]

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Motorcyclist Dies In Road Traffic Collision On Listowel/Athea Road

Motorcyclist Dies In Road Traffic Collision On Listowel/Athea Road

November 20, 2017 at 9:28 pm 0 comments

Gardai in Listowel are investigating a two vehicle fatal road traffic collision that occurred on the R523 at Shanacool Cross, Listowel  this evening at approximately 5pm. A male in his 50s was fatally injured when his motorcycle was involved in a collision with a car. He was pronounced dead at the […]

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PHOTOS/REPORT: Garvey’s Tralee Warriors Lose Out In Battle With Super League Rivals

PHOTOS/REPORT: Garvey’s Tralee Warriors Lose Out In Battle With Super League Rivals

November 20, 2017 at 3:42 pm 0 comments

Alan Cantwell reports on another loss for Garvey’s Tralee Warriors at home at the weekend… Garvey’s Tralee Warriors 71 Black Amber Templeogue 80 Last season Black Amber Templeogue were the only Super League team to come to Tralee and claim a victory against the Garvey’s Tralee Warriors. Last Saturday night […]

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Rose Of Tralee And Mayor To Switch On Christmas Lights This Saturday

Rose Of Tralee And Mayor To Switch On Christmas Lights This Saturday

November 20, 2017 at 3:25 pm 0 comments

ROSE of Tralee Jennifer Byrne will join the Mayor of Tralee, Cllr Norma Foley, to switch on the Christmas Lights in Tralee in The Square from 4.30pm this Saturday. Fresh from winning the award for being Ireland’s Most Enterprising Town and receiving the Purple Flag for being a safe, vibrant, […]

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An Garda Síochána

Tralee Gardaí Ask Drivers To Exercise Care After Incident At School

November 20, 2017 at 3:14 pm 0 comments

TRALEE gardaí are asking motorists to be careful when dropping or collecting children near schools, after an incident recently. Speaking on Radio Kerry’s Talkabout programme this afternoon, Garda Mary Gardiner said a person pulled into a car park and drove in a manner which could have caused endangerment to children at […]

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Criminal Damage To Business Premises In The Square

Criminal Damage To Business Premises In The Square

November 20, 2017 at 2:58 pm 0 comments

GARDAI are appealing for the public’s assistance after a premises was broken into at The Square recently. The incident occurred between 8pm on Monday, November 13 and 9am on Tuesday, November 14. The front door of the business premises was kicked in and damage was caused. If anyone was in […]

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Little Keely Flaherty gets a science lesson from Angelika Starosz as Sarah Flaherty looks on at the IT Tralee STEM Family Day at the ITT on Saturday. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Science Events For All Enjoyed At IT Tralee Over The Weekend

November 20, 2017 at 2:22 pm 0 comments

IT Tralee hosted two interesting and very well attended events at the weekend as part of the Kerry Science Festival. Friday night saw the North Campus host a STEM Enterprise and Career Expo from 6pm-9pm which aimed to connect students, graduates and job seekers with STEM businesses and enterprise from across […]

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Anne Marie O'Neill, Mary Casey and Breda Casey at the Radio Kerry Talkabout Afternoon Tea Party at Ballygarry House Hotel on Sunday. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: ‘Talkabout’s Afternoon Tea Party Is A Sell-Out Success

November 20, 2017 at 1:48 pm 0 comments

THERE was a sell-out crowd at an event in Ballygarry House Hotel yesterday which gave ladies plenty of fashion food for thought as the festive season approaches. The first-ever Radio Kerry ‘TalkAbout’ Christmas Afternoon Tea Party drew ladies from all over the county to the hotel and they enjoyed some […]

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Free Parking Period For Christmas Shopping In Tralee

Free Parking Period For Christmas Shopping In Tralee

November 20, 2017 at 12:25 pm 0 comments

THERE’S good news for shoppers as the annual free parking period for Christmas is returning in Tralee. Parking will be free from 1pm in all areas where pay and display currently operates, both on-street and in Kerry County Council car parks. This will be effective from Monday, December 4 to Saturday, […]

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Reconnecting with our ancient past…Fleadh Cheoil Chiarraí is set to return to Milltown after a ten-year absence and the town is already ablaze with preparations for the popular traditional music festival in June 2018. The local branch of Comhaltas Ceoltóirí Éireann and committee members returned to their roots for the launch of the event at the weekend drawing inspiration from the ancient portal tomb at nearby Killacloghane. Fundraising is underway. A fun table quiz will take place in Larkins Bar, Milltown on December 1st, @8.pm, table of four €40 from left, Owen O’Shea, Chairman, Sadhbh, Caoimhe and Cian O’Brien, Celia O’Shea and Ailbhe Horan.Photo:Valerie O’Sullivan/FREE PIC***/NO REPRO

Fleadh Cheoil Chiarraí Returns To Milltown Next Year

November 20, 2017 at 12:10 pm 0 comments

FLEADH Cheoil Chiarraí is set to return to Milltown after a ten-year absence and the town is already ablaze with preparations for the popular traditional music festival in June 2018. The local branch of Comhaltas Ceoltóirí Éireann and committee members returned to their roots for the launch of the event […]

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Niall Horan Is Coming To The INEC

Niall Horan Is Coming To The INEC

November 20, 2017 at 12:00 pm 0 comments

FOLLOWING the huge success of Niall Horan’s number 1 album “Flicker”, Niall Horan today has announced he will perform an additional show in Ireland at INEC, Killarney on Saturday, March 10, 2018. Niall’s debut album “Flicker” was released in October and went number 1 in over 60 countries. Just last night he won […]

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Craft Makers Shop Reopens For Christmas

Craft Makers Shop Reopens For Christmas

November 20, 2017 at 11:07 am 0 comments

CRAFT Makers on Ashe Street has reopened for Christmas. Running from Friday, November 24 until Christmas Eve the shop on Ashe Street  which closed in June this year, houses a gift shop and gallery for this run and the project hopes to pop up again in Tralee next summer. Opening times […]

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Bryan Sheehan. Photo by Dermot Crean.

What Twitter Said About Bryan Sheehan’s Retirement From Inter-County Football

November 20, 2017 at 11:02 am 0 comments

A FANTASTIC footballer called time on his inter-county career yesterday and the tributes weren’t long flowing in on social media. Bryan Sheehan gave great service to Kerry over the course of the past 15 years and he’ll be missed. Here’s what people were saying on Twitter… Congrats @BryanSheehan9 on an […]

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Bryan Sheehan sends in a thunderous effort. Photo by Dermot Crean.

Bryan Sheehan Retires From Inter-County Football

November 19, 2017 at 6:18 pm 0 comments

BRYAN Sheehan has announced his retirement from inter-county football. The St Marys Cahersiveen clubman leaves having gained every honour the game could bestow on him — including five All-Ireland senior medals — and having played and captained his county in all grades. In a statement on the Kerry GAA website […]

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Claire, Michelle and Ashley Maunsell at the annual Castlegregory GAA social at the Ballyroe Heights Hotel on Saturday night. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Castlegregory GAA Looks Back On Year At Annual Social

November 19, 2017 at 9:57 am 0 comments

AROUND 100 of the Castlegregory GAA faithful gathered at Ballyroe Heights Hotel on Saturday night for their annual social. It’s been a year of highs and lows with the minors providing the silverware, while the senior side suffered the heartbreak of losing a final as Chairman Tom Rohan explained. “Well, […]

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Jordan Kissane, Luke O'Carroll, Basit Oyebanji, Killian Griffin, Conor Commane and Owen Healy at the Tralee Harriers Athletics Club awards night in the Manor West Hotel on Friday. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Tralee Harriers Club Holds Annual Awards Night

November 19, 2017 at 9:54 am 0 comments

TRALEE Harriers Athletic Club came out in force on Friday night in Manor West Hotel to celebrate the athletes 2017 achievements. Mayor of Tralee, Norma Foley along with her husband Denis were in attendance. In her speech she commended Tralee Harriers on their continued success in the field of athletics […]

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The contestants in the St Brendan's Hurling Club 'Strictly Come Dancing' at the launch in Curby's Bar on Saturday night. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Meet The Contestants In St Brendan’s Hurling Club’s ‘Strictly Come Dancing’

November 19, 2017 at 9:54 am 0 comments

IT’S all systems go for the second annual St Brendan’s Hurling Club’s ‘Strictly Come Dancing’. Many of the 22 contestants gathered at Curby’s Bar in Ardfert village for the launch of the event, which takes place in the Ballyroe Heights Hotel on Saturday, December 2. It’s clear they can’t wait […]

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PHOTOS: #Tralee On Social Media This Week

PHOTOS: #Tralee On Social Media This Week

November 19, 2017 at 9:52 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)… Well done indeed… Well done to all players who collected […]

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Club members Brian Fitzgerald and Dillon Boyer hanging pictures over the weekend at Kerry County Library.

Ardfert Camera Club To Hold Exhibition At Tralee Library

November 19, 2017 at 9:52 am 0 comments

ARDFERT Camera Club’s 8th annual photographic exhibition takes place on Tuesday next, November 21 at 7pm at Kerry County Library, Moyderwell. There will be over 60 pictures of various themes and sizes on display, all taken by club members. The exhibition will be formally launched by Grace O’Donnell from Tralee […]

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Martin Ferris.

Martin Ferris Will Not Stand For Dáil In The Next General Election

November 18, 2017 at 9:16 pm 0 comments

GERRY ADAMS tonight announced during his leader’s speech at the Sinn Fein Ard Fheis, that neither he nor Martin Ferris would be running for the Dáil in the next election. In his address to the Ard Fheis, he said: “I’m very proud to have served as Uachtarán. Last year, myself […]

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Young players who performed music at the Tralee Parnells GAA Club awards night in The Rose Hotel on Friday. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Tralee Parnells Celebrates Another Year Of Progress At Awards

November 18, 2017 at 10:57 am 0 comments

IT was another momentous year for the Tralee Parnells Hurling and Camogie Club as the members gathered for their awards night on Friday at The Rose Hotel. The club made more progress this year with bigger numbers, an appearance at the Féile competition, making the minor county final and their […]

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Members and volunteers with the Inspired group with the 'A Christmas Hug' CD on sale now.

Pat And John’s Inspired Christmas Song To Raise Funds For Local Group

November 18, 2017 at 10:52 am 0 comments

TWO local musicians have released a Christmas song which they hope will raise much needed funds for a local group. Pat Pierse and John Buggy, aka ‘The Crackers’, recorded ‘A Christmas Hug’ and all proceeds from sales go to the Inspired group on Friary Lane. The lads wrote the song […]

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At the presentation of a cheque to Meals on Wheels from Tralee Lions Club on Friday were, Treasurer of Tralee Lions Club Fergus Courtney; President of Tralee Lions Club, Tommy Conroy; Rachel Hayes, Meals On Wheels; Sean Cooke, Tralee Lions Club; Paddy Kevane, Meals on Wheels and Claire Byrne, Meals on Wheels. Photo by Dermot Crean

Lions Club Helps Out Vital Meals And Wheels Service

November 18, 2017 at 10:07 am 0 comments

TRALEE Lions Club has helped out the Meals And Wheels service to the tune of €2,000 which will help them continue their fantastic work. The vital service delivers food to many elderly and people with disabilities in the Tralee area who are in need of a proper meal. Sean Cooke […]

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Santa Claus meets bargain hunters in the queue for the CH Christmas Shopping Event on Friday evening. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Massive Turnout For CH Chemists Christmas Event

November 18, 2017 at 9:44 am 0 comments

BY the time they opened the doors for the CH Chemists Christmas Shopping night, the queue had gone all the way down to Penneys, across The Mall and snaked around Denny Street as far as The Roast House cafe. It seems people just love a bargain and staff were ready […]

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