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  • Principal of Caherleaheen NS Mary Connolly with Sean Kelly MEP, Sean Ryan of Aspen Grove and pupils at the school on Monday. Photo by Dermot Crean

    Caherleaheen NS Hosts Day To Celebrate Achievements

    WITH the holidays closing in, Caherleaheen NS held a special day to celebrate some recent achievements by the pupils and the school. Monday saw Sean Kelly MEP and Sean Ryan of Aspen Grove pay a visit to help raise the three flags — Green Flag, Junior Entrepreneur Programme Flag and […]

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  • Launching the 'Afternoon Tea' fundraiser at Paco on the Mall planned for this Saturday were, seated; Kerry Rose Sally Ann Leahy, Eileen Whelan of Paco and Hilda and Órna Nolan. At back; Mary Lynch, Audrey Moran and Jade Eager Moran. Photo by Dermot Crean

    Paco Plans A Fun Saturday Afternoon To Help Out Chernobyl Children’s Fund Tralee

    A WONDERFUL organisation will be the beneficiary of a fun special event this Saturday afternoon at a town centre fashion store. Eileen Whelan at Paco on the Mall will once again welcome people in for an ‘Afternoon Tea’ fundraiser in aid of Chernobyl Children’s Fund Tralee & District. The Kerry […]

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  • Kerry escorts Ciaran O'Donnell, Chris Kelly and Jamie Flannery.

    Three Kerry Men Among the 32 Rose Escorts This Year

    THREE Kerry men have made the final 32 Escorts chosen to attend to the needs of Roses at this year’s Rose of Tralee International Festival from August 23-27. 40 men took park in the popular, yet testing, Boot Camp along the Wild Atlantic Way in Kerry last weekend, after which the […]

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  • Cllr Toireasa Ferris.

    Toireasa Ferris Withdraws From General Election Race

    AT a meeting of Kerry Sinn Féin members at Kerins O’Rahilly’s clubhouse in Tralee on Monday night, Cllr Toireasa Ferris announced that she was regrettably withdrawing her candidature as a general election candidate due to health concerns. In a very emotional speech, Cllr Ferris stated; “This has been a very difficult decision […]

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  • Johnnie and Tina Wall with children Mary Ruane, Mikey Wall, Kathleen Wall and John Wall at their 50th anniversary celebration at the Brandon Hotel on Saturday night. Photo by Dermot Crean

    PHOTOS: Johnnie And Tina’s Golden Anniversary Bash At The Brandon

    THE Brandon Hotel played host to a special occasion for Johnnie and Tina Wall on Saturday night…just as it did 50 years ago. The couple from Ballinorig celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary at the hotel which was the venue for their big day on June 17, 1969. “We had the […]

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Last year's winners Daniel Tuohy and Amy Roche with Chairperson of Austin Stacks GAA Mairead Fernane and previous contestants Malachy Nagle and Neil O'Shea, launching this year's Strictly Come Dancing. Photo by Dermot Crean

Stacks Looking For Dancers To Take Part In Their Strictly Event

June 18, 2019 at 10:09 am 0 comments

THE search for Stacks ‘Strictly’ dancers is underway. Yes, it’s back once again for the ninth year running and on Saturday, August 31 couples will  take to the floor of the Festival Dome for Austin Stacks Strictly Come Dancing 2019. “We’re still looking for people to get involved, so if […]

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Legal Briefs: Information For Motorists Using Dashcams

Legal Briefs: Information For Motorists Using Dashcams

June 18, 2019 at 10:08 am 0 comments

With growing numbers of motorists now recording their journeys with dash cams, Alex Hoffman of Pierse McCarthy Lucey Solicitors gives the legal low down on this popular in-car technology… In a study conducted by Aviva in June 2018, it was revealed that close to eleven million or 27% of all […]

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Alex, Evan and Dylan Nealon with their mom Laura Jane Nealon, staff from Sigmar Recruitment and other volunteers taking part in the clean-up on Friday. Photo by Dermot Crean

Staff From Local Company Join Nealon Brothers For Tralee Bay/Canal Clean-Up

June 18, 2019 at 10:07 am 0 comments

A LOCAL company showed the way for other businesses on Friday, by taking part in a clean-up organised by three young brothers. Nine year old twins Evan and Alex and their 12 year-old brother Dylan Nealon from Lixnaw have been spearheading a campaign for the past number of months now […]

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Gardaí Appeal For Information On Bicycle Taken From The Mall

Gardaí Appeal For Information On Bicycle Taken From The Mall

June 17, 2019 at 5:31 pm 0 comments

GARDAI are appealing for information in relation to a stolen bicycle from the town centre. Between 4pm on Saturday, May 25 and 2pm on Tuesday, May 28, the Carrera Hybrid bicycle was taken from one of the bike racks on The Mall. Any information to Tralee Garda Station on 066-7102300. Also, […]

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Children at the Me And The Moon workshop during Cruinniú na nÓg.

Children Around The County Take Part In Cruinniú na nÓg Events

June 17, 2019 at 3:42 pm 0 comments

CREATIVITY was to the fore at Cruinniú na nÓg last Saturday where children and teenagers enjoyed free cultural and creative events across the county. Events and workshops were all well subscribed and feedback from participants has highlighted the demand for more creative activity choices for our young people in Kerry […]

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Thieves Knock Through Wall To Steal Safe At Tralee Business

Thieves Knock Through Wall To Steal Safe At Tralee Business

June 17, 2019 at 3:20 pm 0 comments

A SAFE with a sum of cash was stolen from a business in Monavalley Industrial Estate after thieves knocked through a wall to gain entry. The incident took place between 7pm on Saturday, June 15 and 10am on Sunday, June 16. Gardai believe heavy equipment, possibly a kango hammer, must […]

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Leon O'Connor (seated) with his award surround by Student Council members and teacher Carol Anne O'Donoghue.

Leon’s Surprise As He Wins Scoil Eoin’s School Spirit Award

June 17, 2019 at 12:45 pm 0 comments

ONE pupil in Scoil Eoin Balloonagh received a pleasant surprise on Monday morning when he was announced as the 2019 School Spirit Award winner. All fifth and sixth class pupils were asked to congregate in the halla for the announcement of Leon O’Connor as the recipient. The School Spirit Award […]

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IT Tralee Secures €1.16m In Funding For Springboard+ Initiative

IT Tralee Secures €1.16m In Funding For Springboard+ Initiative

June 17, 2019 at 11:21 am 0 comments

THE Institute of Technology Tralee has secured over €1.16 million in funding and 472 places under the Government’s Springboard+ initiative for the academic year 2019/2020. In total, IT Tralee offers 16 programmes through its Life Long Learning Department, as part of its Springboard+ offering. Courses offered at IT Tralee under […]

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Little Alayia O'Mahony at the Tralee Nun Challenge in the Town Park on Saturday evening. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Hundreds Show Up But It’s Not Enough For Nun Record

June 16, 2019 at 11:45 am 1 comment

A VALIANT effort! The weather played ball, but it just wasn’t enough to attract the masses to the Town Park on Saturday for the Tralee Nun Challenge. Organised by Tralee Rowing Club — with part of the proceeds going to Pieta House — the aim was to beat the Guinness […]

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PHOTOS: #Tralee On Social Media This Week

PHOTOS: #Tralee On Social Media This Week

June 16, 2019 at 11:41 am 0 comments

Every week we compile photos posted on Twitter and Instagram of Tralee and beyond. If you’d like a photo to feature, just tag #Tralee and we’ll see it… It was that kind of day yesterday… This Sister will pray for you, pick you up and drop you home; all at […]

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Members of Tralee Lions Club with the representatives of the charities which benefitted from the recent Golf Classic. Photo by Dermot Crean

Tralee Lions Club Distributes €52k After Its 45th Annual Golf Classic

June 16, 2019 at 11:40 am 0 comments

TRALEE Lions Club President Sean Cooke extended his gratitude to all who contributed to the club’s extremely successful golf classic which raised a record breaking €52k. All the funds were distributed to representatives of 15 local charities at the Meadowlands Hotel on Friday evening. The beneficiaries included, Eagle Lodge, Fenit […]

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Jennifer Rock, aka The Skin Nerd, with CH Tralee staff Katie McCarthy, Eilish Griffin, Michaela Horan and Amy Leahy at The Ashe Hotel on Thursday. Photo by Dermot Crean

Sponsored: CH Welcomes The Skin Nerd Back To Tralee

June 16, 2019 at 11:39 am 0 comments

ONLINE and media sensation Jennifer Rock aka The Skin Nerd travelled to CH Tralee this week to launch her new range called ‘Skingredients’. The new range is now available at CH and Jennifer was on hand to train the CH team in the new range of skin products and how […]

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Aaron McLarnon (Toymaker), Mike Lynch (Caractacus Potts) David Lynch (Jeremy Potts), Janna Foley (Truly Scrumptious), Fiona O'Connor (Jemima Potts) and Padraig Harrington (The Childcatcher) at rehearsals for Chitty Chitty Bang Bang at Siamsa Tíre on Monday night. Photo by Dermot Crean

Tralee Musical Society Picked Up An Award Last Night

June 16, 2019 at 11:20 am 0 comments

THE Association of Irish Musical Societies (AIMS) awards took place last night at the INEC in Killarney and Tralee Musical Society picked up an award. Tralee MS was being nominated in four categories — Best Programme for “The Wiz”, Best Technical “Chitty Chitty Bang Bang”, Best Stage Management – Des Hurley “Chitty Chitty […]

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Niall Myers with Cody at Féile na mBláth on Saturday afternoon. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Huge Crowds For Féile Na mBláth…And It Continues Today

June 16, 2019 at 11:05 am 0 comments

IT was fantastic to see the huge crowds in the Town Park on Saturday for the Féile na mBláth. The forecast was for occasional showers, but it stayed dry all day and the sun even made an appearance the odd time which made for a lovely atmosphere all day. The […]

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Get Set For An 80s Night To Remember At The Dome

June 15, 2019 at 11:05 am 0 comments

LAST year, hundreds of party people converged on The Dome on the Saturday night of the Festival for the sold out Oktoberfest night. While some were dressed in lederhosen and traditional German garb, they were veritable hipsters compared to what you can expect this year in the Dome on the […]

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Kerry Rose Sally Ann Leahy and David Clifford at the Kerry GAA Night of Champions on Friday at Kingdom Greyhound Stadium. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Fans Meet Kerry GAA Heroes At Night Of Champions

June 15, 2019 at 11:01 am 0 comments

THE sun shone down on Kingdom Greyhound Stadium on Friday night as hundreds enjoyed the Kerry GAA Night of Champions  on Friday. The Kerry football stars were out in force and happily posed with fans for photos and signed autographs while the young ones also enjoyed a bouncy castle and […]

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Ultan Dillane showing his support for the challenge.

The Day Has Arrived For The Tralee Nun Challenge

June 15, 2019 at 10:59 am 0 comments

THE day has arrived and everyone is encouraged to get down to the Town Park this evening for the Tralee Nun Challenge in the Town Park. The event, organised by the Tralee Rowing Club in conjunction with Pieta House, is looking for at least 1,500 nuns to turn up at […]

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Bring The Family Down To Féile Na mBláth This Weekend

Bring The Family Down To Féile Na mBláth This Weekend

June 15, 2019 at 10:55 am 0 comments

IT’S the weekend and Féile na mBláth is here once again. With flower displays, dog shows, street theatre, family entertainment and much more, the organisers of the festival in Tralee Town Park are all set for two days of fun. The forecast is for showers, but not sustained periods of rain, […]

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Know Your Rights: Bringing A Dog Or Cat Into Ireland

June 15, 2019 at 10:54 am 0 comments

Know Your Rights has been compiled by Kerry Citizens Information Service which provides a free and confidential service to the public…  Question: I am moving back to Ireland after several years in Germany. Am I allowed to bring my dog and cat home with me? Answer: Strict controls are in place for […]

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Cllrs Pa Daly and Toireasa Ferris.

Sinn Féin Councillors Call For More Frequent Tralee Municipal District Meetings

June 14, 2019 at 4:05 pm 0 comments

THE two Sinn Féin councillors in the Tralee Municipal District have called for monthly, rather than bimonthly, meetings of the Tralee MD. Cllr Pa Daly made the request at the first meeting of the newly elected Tralee Municipal District councillors on Friday and this was supported by his party colleague, Cllr […]

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Part Of Ring Of Kerry Road To Close Temporarily For Emergency Repairs

Part Of Ring Of Kerry Road To Close Temporarily For Emergency Repairs

June 14, 2019 at 3:31 pm 0 comments

IF you’re thinking go heading off on the Ring of Kerry towards the end of the month, then you better be aware that the N71 road between Torc Waterfall and the carpark for Dinis Cottage, will be closed to all traffic from Monday, June 24 to Friday, July 5. The […]

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Mayor To Meet Dunnes Management Within Weeks About Vacant Town Centre Premises

Mayor To Meet Dunnes Management Within Weeks About Vacant Town Centre Premises

June 14, 2019 at 1:06 pm 1 comment

TRALEE’S new Mayor, Cllr Jim Finucane, is to meet with Dunnes Stores management within weeks to make a proposal in relation to the vacant premises in Bridge Street. Mayor Finucane told fellow councillors at the meeting of Tralee Municipal District on Friday, that he has initiated contact with Dunnes Stores […]

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Summer Stars Reading Programme Begins Again At Tralee Library

Summer Stars Reading Programme Begins Again At Tralee Library

June 14, 2019 at 12:14 pm 0 comments

THE Summer Stars Reading Adventure begins in your local library on this Saturday, June 15. Each year Kerry Library runs free summer reading programmes for primary school children to promote literacy development during the holidays and to encourage readers and not so regular readers to engage with books. Each child […]

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Mayor of Tralee Cllr Jim Finucane. Photo by Dermot Crean

Cllr Jim Finucane Is The New Mayor Of Tralee

June 14, 2019 at 12:01 pm 0 comments

FINE Gael councillor, Jim Finucane was elected as the new town Mayor of Tralee this morning at the first meeting of Tralee Municipal District since the local elections in May. Cllr Finucane was proposed for the position by Labour Cllr Terry O’Brien and seconded by Fianna Fáil Cllr Norma Foley. Similarly, […]

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Emer and Ken Tobin of Yummy Cafe celebrated the businesses sixth birthday this month. Photo by Dermot Crean

Sponsored: The Joy Of Six For One Of Tralee’s Favourite Family Restaurants

June 14, 2019 at 9:11 am 0 comments

SIX years. It might not seem that long ago, but it’s hard to remember a time when Yummy Cafe wasn’t serving up great food on Dominick Street, such is the place it holds in the hearts of many people in Tralee. Emer and Ken Tobin opened the doors to the […]

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Billy Ryle with MC for the evening Kerry O'Shea and former editor of The Kerryman Declan Malone who launched Billy's book, 'Christian Brotherly Love' at Tralee Library on Thursday evening. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Billy’s Book Launched At Tralee Library

June 14, 2019 at 9:10 am 0 comments

THERE was a large turnout for the launch of a new book by a local author in Tralee Library on Wednesday night. Launched by former editor of The Kerryman, Declan Malone, Billy Ryle’s new novel ‘Christian Brotherly Love’ is a fictional novel set in the 1950’s and 1960’s and is the […]

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Participants pictured at last year's Born To Run 40 Mile Ultra Marathon and Relay. Photo by James Loveridge

Local School To Benefit From Born To Run Club’s 40 Mile Ultra Marathon

June 14, 2019 at 9:09 am 0 comments

“KEEP on running” by The Spencer Davis Group might be a fitting soundtrack for a special event taking place in Tralee on Saturday, July 27. On that date, for the fifth year in a row, Born To Run Tralee Marathon Club will host its 40 mile ultra marathon and relay. […]

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Over 50 Women With Kerry Addresses Travelled To Britain For Abortions Last Year

Over 50 Women With Kerry Addresses Travelled To Britain For Abortions Last Year

June 14, 2019 at 9:05 am 1 comment

STATISTICS published on Thursday by the UK Department of Health show that 52 women giving Kerry addresses travelled to have an abortion in England or Wales in 2018. This is up from 50 in 2017 and 49 in 2016. The figures show that the number of women giving Irish addresses who […]

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Family Fun Day At Kelliher’s Rathass To Raise Funds For Down Syndrome Ireland

Family Fun Day At Kelliher’s Rathass To Raise Funds For Down Syndrome Ireland

June 13, 2019 at 3:16 pm 0 comments

KELLIHER’S Mace shop in Rathass will host a HB Ice Cream Funday in aid of Down Syndrome Ireland on this Friday afternoon between 2pm and 6pm. It coincides with the official unveiling of their new look shop. There’ll be face-painting, a magician, a balloon modeller, a DJ, food tastings and […]

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Brothers Hoping For A Big Turnout Tomorrow For Clean-Up At Tralee Bay/Canal

June 13, 2019 at 12:46 pm 0 comments

THREE young siblings will be joined by the public, members of the business community and new Kerry Rose Sally Ann Leahy tomorrow (Friday) for the next Tralee Bay Clean up. Nine year old twins Evan and Alex and their 12 year-old brother Dylan Nealon from Lixnaw have been spearheading a campaign […]

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