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  • Kerry's Darren Dineen comes away with the ball. Photo by Gavin O'Connor.

    Kerry Ring The Changes For Clash With Westmeath

    FINTAN O’Connor has made a number of changes for the Kerry clash with Westmeath in the Leinster GAA Senior Hurling Championship – Round Robin  – 2nd Round game in Cusack Park, Mullingar on Sunday. There are six changes from the side that played against Meath  in the opening game of the series on […]

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  • The cast of 'Flour Babies' rehearsing at CBS The Green on Thursday. From left; Lawrence Guardino, John Hanafin, Cian Barden, Jeangervais Ouattara, Joseph Corcoran, Colm Atkinson, Cathal McLoughlin, Tadhg Brick and Ryan Foley. Photo by Dermot Crean

    CBS Students Prepare To Welcome ‘Flour Babies’ To Stage

    STUDENTS at CBS The Green are preparing to tread the boards once again in a new production running next week. Anne Fine’s ‘Flour Babies’ will be staged on Wednesday, May 3 and Thursday, May 4 at the school. The play follows a class of underachievers in an all-boys school tasked […]

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  • New Stone Obelisk Points The Way To Scotia’s Grave

    New Stone Obelisk Points The Way To Scotia’s Grave

    IT seems to be a week for erecting stone sculptures around town. After a new Rose of Tralee monument appeared on the Ballymullen roundabout on Wednesday, a new stone obelisk has now been erected to signpost the way to Scotia’s Grave at Foley’s Glen. It’s the initial part of developing a heritage […]

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  • Up To 50 Jobs To Be Created With Borg Warner €11.5m Investment At Tralee Factory

    Up To 50 Jobs To Be Created With Borg Warner €11.5m Investment At Tralee Factory

    BORG WARNER  has announced an €11.5m investment in its Tralee factory in Monavalley which is expected to lead to 50 new jobs. This is further good news for Tralee, after HQ Tralee announced this morning that it is to support 50 more jobs in building nearby in the next phase of their plans (see story […]

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    HQ Tralee To Support 50 More Jobs In Town Centre By End of Summer

    HQ Tralee is expected to be home to 50 more jobs by the end of the summer as they prepare to develop the building adjacent to the current facility in Abbey Street. The news was announced this morning with Minister for Jobs, Enterprise & Innovation, Mary Mitchell O’Connor TD, today unveiling […]

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Caoimhe O'Carroll, Rebecca Murphy, Clodagh Curran, Jennifer Lynch and Emer O'Daly preparing for the performance of Tralee Musical Society's 'Jesus Christ Superstar' in Siamsa Tíre on Thursday night. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: ‘Jesus Christ Superstar’ Is Wowing Audiences In Siamsa

April 28, 2017 at 10:35 am 1 comment

TRALEE Musical Society is over halfway through the run of their latest project in Siamsa Tíre and audiences are lapping it up. Judging by word of mouth and social media, ‘Jesus Christ Superstar’ is going down a storm and this was the case again on Thursday night when we visited […]

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Siobhan Rivas May and Nicola Slye (PSC) and Breda Stack, the Declutter Therapist, at the Kerry Businesswomen's Network event in The Rose Hotel on Thursday. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Getting A Lesson In Decluttering At The Rose Hotel

April 28, 2017 at 10:35 am 0 comments

LADIES got a lesson in decluttering in The Rose Hotel for an event run by the Kerry Businesswomen’s Network (KBN). Breda Stack is ‘The Declutter Therapist’ teaching and motivating people to break free from the overwhelm of physical, mental and emotional clutter so they can enjoy a simpler, happier life. Members received great […]

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Looking forward to the 24 Miles in 24 Hours swimming event in Tralee Sports and Leisure Centre on April 29/30 were Finbarr Griffin, Kristian O'Donovan, Kyle O'Donovan and Kieran O'Flaherty. Photo by Dermot Crean

Five Things To Do This Weekend

April 28, 2017 at 9:34 am 0 comments

It’s another Bank Holiday Weekend so you’ll be looking for things to get up to. Here’s a few suggestions… Friday 1. Worship the Messiah… TRALEE Musical Society’s, ‘Jesus Christ Superstar’ is thrilling audiences in Siamsa Tíre and there’s still tickets left for Thursday and Friday. Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice’s classic […]

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The second year Gaelcholáiste Chiarraí basketball team with coach Sinead Bí Chathasaigh.

Gaelcholáiste Girls Going For Basketball Glory Next Week

April 27, 2017 at 4:20 pm 0 comments

A TEAM from Gaelcholáiste Chiarraí are off to the National Basketball Arena in Tallaght next Tuesday to bid for an All-Ireland title. The second year girls team will take part in the Junior B part of the competition and got to the finals by beating St Marys High School, Midelton and […]

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Walkers on the Climb To Remember last year.

People Urged To Take Part In ‘Climb To Remember’

April 27, 2017 at 3:34 pm 0 comments

THE 6th annual charity ‘Climb to Remember’ to the summit of Carrauntoohil takes place on Sunday, May 14th and will see people from all over Munster rise to the challenge of climbing Ireland’s highest peak in memory of a loved one, with funds raised going towards The Mercy Hospital Foundation. The ‘Climb to […]

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Aileen Kennedy, IT Tralee, Aidan O'Mahony, Jackie Ruttledge, IT Tralee and Ogie Moran at the 'Tri And Move' event at IT Tralee on Wednesday evening. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Staff And Students ‘Tri And Move’ At College

April 27, 2017 at 1:24 pm 0 comments

AIDAN O’Mahony was on hand to start an event yesterday which was aimed at getting staff and students in IT Tralee together and moving. The ‘Tri and Move ITT’ event was a combination of two events, a 5km individual/family fun walk/jog and a fun team triathlon. The triathlon consisted of a 5km run […]

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McDonalds Tralee’s Two-Storey Restaurant Option Kept “Under Consideration”

McDonalds Tralee’s Two-Storey Restaurant Option Kept “Under Consideration”

April 27, 2017 at 1:05 pm 1 comment

MCDONALDS in Tralee will keep the option to build a new restaurant under consideration, as it looks to refurbish its existing outlet later this year. Earlier this week, it was reported that there were plans to refurbish the existing restaurant in Manor in September, which would take three weeks to […]

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The New Stone Monument At Ballymullen Roundabout Looks Great

The New Stone Monument At Ballymullen Roundabout Looks Great

April 27, 2017 at 11:41 am 2 comments

ISN’T it lovely? Walkers and motorists might have seen the striking new monument recently erected  at Ballymullen roundabout. The stone structure, which is emblazoned with the Rose of Tralee logo, was financed by Eibhlin and Dick Henggeler of The Rose Hotel who have done so much to make that roundabout look attractive […]

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Marie Charland of Creme De La Crepe with Ellanna Mulcahy and Majella Shanahan at the Food For Thought event at the ITT on Wednesday afternoon. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Culinary Experts Give ‘Food For Thought’ At ITT Event

April 27, 2017 at 11:16 am 0 comments

THE ‘Food For Thought’ showcase held yesterday was a must for anyone interested in food and the culinary arts. A farmers market, cooking demonstrations, workshops, panel discussions and much more took place at the North Campus of the IT Tralee. This food market featured companies from all over Kerry with paella, cheese, donuts and […]

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Betesaida Shows She Has A Nose For Success

Betesaida Shows She Has A Nose For Success

April 27, 2017 at 11:10 am 0 comments

AN employee of CH Chemists has become just the second person in the country to receive a prestigious qualification in her field. Betesaida Hailegeorgis, the fragrance counter manager at the famous Tralee business in The Mall, has been certified with the Fragrance Foundation UK as a Fragrance Specialist. She passed with […]

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Cllr Michael O’Shea, Cllr Terry O’Brien, Mayor Alex Morse, Chief Executive Moira Murrell and Cllr Jim Finucane at the meeting with the delegation from Holyoke, MA.

Mayor Of US City Visits Tralee With View To Possible Twinning

April 27, 2017 at 10:22 am 0 comments

  THE Mayor of Holyoke, Massachusetts visited town this week to open discussions on a possible twinning arrangement between his home town and Tralee. Mayor Alex Morse met with the Mayor of Tralee, Cllr Terry O’Brien and other representatives from Kerry County Council including Cathaoirleach Cllr Michael O’Shea and Chief Executive, […]

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Diarmuid Leen (AIB), Shane Walsh (JRI America), Sean Ryan (Aspen Grove Solutions), Sean Healy (AIB), John Drummey (Tralee Chamber Alliance), Brid McElligott (ITT), Cllr Terry O'Brien (Mayor of Tralee), Kieran Ruttledge (Tralee Chamber Alliance), Francis Fitzgibbon (Storystock), Michael Scannell (Tralee Town Manager), Caroline McEnery (HR Suite), Ogie Moran (ITT), Edmond Harty (Dairymaster).

Tralee Delegation Meets With Tánaiste And Ministers About Key Issues In Town

April 27, 2017 at 10:06 am 0 comments

THREE Cabinet Ministers, including the Tánaiste, have given commitments to retain full court services in Tralee, to retain the Kerry-Dublin PSO and to secure a high quality client for the Advanced Technology Building at Kerry Technology Park. Tralee Chamber Alliance led a delegation of high profile business people and public […]

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Corinne Evans, Sadie Evans, Jennifer Flaherty and Laura Sheehy at the Lunchtime Mile event on Wednesday in the Town Park. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: A Healthy Option For Lunchtime In Town Park

April 26, 2017 at 4:16 pm 0 comments

THE medical community was well represented in the Town Park this lunchtime for an event to promote physical activity. The ‘Lunchtime Mile’ event was the brainchild of physiotherapist, Corinne Evans who is based in High Street. She asked other health professionals to lead by example in taking part in a run/walk in the […]

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Presentation Girls Enjoy Trip To Barcelona

April 26, 2017 at 3:40 pm 0 comments

WHILE we enjoyed some fine weather around these parts recently, it wasn’t as good as that experienced by girls from Presentation Tralee a few weeks ago. The 5th Year students from the school recently enjoyed a trip to Barcelona. The tour schedule was hectic and included a visit to Casa Mila, La […]

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Margaret Kissane, Editor, Connect Kerry and organiser of Connect Kerry Women in Business Awards with this year’s Judges (back from left), Orla Diffily, Jill Hannon, John Canty and Antoinette Butler.

Nominations Sought For Women In Business Awards

April 26, 2017 at 1:39 pm 0 comments

THE deadline for nominations for the third annual Connect Kerry Women in Business Awards is fast approaching. People are being asked to enter yourself or nominate a business woman you feel deserves recognition, in the awards which celebrate and recognise the enormous entrepreneurial talent and success of women who both own […]

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Increase In Speed Checks For 24 Hour Period Tomorrow

Increase In Speed Checks For 24 Hour Period Tomorrow

April 26, 2017 at 12:24 pm 0 comments

GARDAI are advising motorists to slow down on the roads in advance of the Bank Holiday weekend and to this end they will be conducting a 24 operation in Kerry and around the country tomorrow. There will be a significant increase in garda checkpoints and Go Safe speed detection van […]

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Mommy Moments: Even The Dog Gets A Shout Before Me!

Mommy Moments: Even The Dog Gets A Shout Before Me!

April 26, 2017 at 11:33 am 0 comments

Our ‘mommy’ columnist, Jennifer Kissane, finds herself far down the pecking order when it comes to having her name called by her infant son… THESE last few weeks have been very busy with Fionn getting a lot more active. He now has four teeth, which has created a mini munching machine! He […]

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Coren Hughes with Eljakim Schrijvers from the Bebras Organisation

Scoil Eoin Balloonagh Pupil Wins National Competition

April 26, 2017 at 10:46 am 0 comments

A SCOIL Eoin student is celebrating after winning the BEBRAS Computational Thinking Challenge Final in NUI Maynooth last Saturday. Sixth class pupil Coren Hughes from the Balloonagh school won first place in the 10-12 age group category. The competition aims to identify and encourage students who have a talent in the area […]

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Presentation Tralee Are National AIB Build A Bank Winners Again

Presentation Tralee Are National AIB Build A Bank Winners Again

April 25, 2017 at 6:49 pm 0 comments

THEY’VE done it again. The students from Presentation Secondary School Tralee have won the top prize of €5,000 at the AIB Build A Bank Challenge competition beating off opposition from all over the country. The Butterfly Bank, is made up of TY students: Manager – Sadbh Kilgallen, Assistant Manager – Ciara […]

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Kerry Comhaltas News

Kerry Comhaltas News

April 25, 2017 at 5:44 pm 0 comments

FLEADH CHEOIL CHIARRAÍ Following last years success Feadh Cheoil Chiarraí will again be held in Tralee from May 17th to 21st. As well as all the formal competitions the fleadh will bring plenty of entertainment to Tralee for all ages, the Square will be the hub of activity with lots […]

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Date, Venue And Time Fixed For Stacks And O’Rahillys Clash

April 25, 2017 at 4:17 pm 0 comments

IT’S set to be a very  busy weekend on the GAA championship scene with two local derbies taking place. Austin Stacks and Kerins O’Rahillys will play at 6pm on Sunday at Austin Stack Park in Round 1 of the County Championship Relegation Playoff. Extra-time will be played if needed. There’s […]

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Fáilte Ireland Announces €96,250 In Funding For 31 Kerry Festivals

Fáilte Ireland Announces €96,250 In Funding For 31 Kerry Festivals

April 25, 2017 at 3:02 pm 0 comments

Fáilte Ireland has announced an allocation of €96,250 in funding to 31 festivals in Kerry, as part its 2017 Regional Festivals & Participative Events Programme. Over a third of this goes to Dingle events with Other Voices €20,000, Dingle Food Festival €7,000 and the Dingle Film Festival €4,000, the biggest allocations. While […]

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Chairman of the Kingdom County Fair Committee, John Groarke, with committee members and well wishers at the launch of the event on Monday evening in The Meadowlands Hotel. Photo by Dermot Crean

The Countdown Is On To The Kingdom County Fair

April 25, 2017 at 1:39 pm 0 comments

THERE’S less than two weeks to go to the Kingdom County Fair which offers up a whole host of competitions and entertainment on the day. Thousands of people are set to make their way to Ballybeggan on Sunday, May 7 for the event which is in its 68th year. There’s a lot to […]

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Pictured are Selena and Lisa Finn serving goodies to Fia and Abbey Murphy, Aoibheann Brick, Ben Murphy and Mary Scanlon all from Tralee at Tour de Munster’s Official Charity Partnership Announcement event at Ballyseedy Home & Garden Centre, Tralee on Saturday, April 22nd.
Down Syndrome Ireland (DSI) Munster Branches are again the main beneficiary of this year's charity cycle which takes place from August 10th – 13th. A new addition to this year’s Tour de Munster is the option for cyclists to select their own beneficiary and raise awareness for it. For more information see www.tourdemunster.com. Pic: Pauline Dennigan. NO FEE FOR REPRO

PHOTOS: More From The Down Syndrome Kerry Fun Day At Ballyseedy

April 25, 2017 at 12:27 pm 0 comments

  A GREAT Family Fun Day was held at Ballyseedy Home & Garden Centre in association with the Kerry Branch of Down Syndrome Ireland on Saturday. Details of the charity partnership, that sees the 17th annual Tour De Munster Charity Cycle once again “share the journey” with Down Syndrome Ireland (DSI) Munster […]

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‘Kerry For Choice’ Calls On Government To Set A Date For Referendum

‘Kerry For Choice’ Calls On Government To Set A Date For Referendum

April 25, 2017 at 10:15 am 0 comments

THE Kerry for Choice group has issued a statement calling on the government to set a date for a referendum on the Eighth Amendment. “The recommendations from the Citizens’ Assembly once again show that there is a need for choice and change. The government must now respect the will of […]

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Gardaí Issue Appeal On RTE After Sexual Assault In Tralee

Gardaí Issue Appeal On RTE After Sexual Assault In Tralee

April 24, 2017 at 10:37 pm 0 comments

GARDAI have issued an appeal on RTE’s Crimecall programme tonight, after a sexual assault in Tralee  last year. Back August 2016, a woman was walking home in the Monavalley area at about 3am when a light-coloured metallic three-door Fiat Punto Hatchback pulled up alongside her. The driver tried to speak to her  but […]

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Austin Stacks And Kerins O’Rahillys To Meet In Relegation Playoff

Austin Stacks And Kerins O’Rahillys To Meet In Relegation Playoff

April 24, 2017 at 9:50 pm 0 comments

IT’LL be a case of old town rivalries renewed this weekend as Austin Stacks and Kerins O’Rahillys have been drawn to meet again. And there’s a lot at stake too in the first round of the Garveys Supervalu Kerry Senior Football Championship relegation playoff, as the winner will secure senior championship football for […]

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Vehicle Set Alight In Tralee Estate At The Weekend

April 24, 2017 at 3:48 pm 0 comments

GARDAI are appealing to the public for information after a car was set alight in a Tralee estate at the weekend. On Sunday morning at 3.45am at Balloonagh Estate, there was damage done to a grey Toyota Corolla when it was set alight. The fire brigade were called out to […]

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Mall To Close To Traffic After May Bank Holiday Weekend

Mall To Close To Traffic After May Bank Holiday Weekend

April 24, 2017 at 3:38 pm 2 comments

THE Mall will close to traffic from mid-morning on Tuesday, May 2, according to Kerry County Council, but Denny Street won’t be a two-way until May 22. The closure of the Mall to traffic — which was originally scheduled to happen today, April 24 — is to allow for the construction of a […]

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Gardaí Investigate Burglaries Around Tralee

Gardaí Investigate Burglaries Around Tralee

April 24, 2017 at 3:01 pm 0 comments

GARDAI in Tralee are investigating burglaries in Tralee over the past week. In Upper Castle Street, between Saturday, April 15 and Sunday, April 16, the storage area of a house was broken into and a number of tools were stolen, including  two Hitachi hammers – a green one and a yellow and […]

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