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    SPONSORED: The Nail Bar @ Leahy’s Pharmacy Oakpark To Launch This Week

    LEAHY’S Pharmacy in Oakpark will be very busy on Thursday evening for a special customer evening for the official launch their new nail bar. Owner of Leahys Pharmacy Oakpark, Claire (Cronin) Kelly, has organised a very special night which will bring Tralee’s own beauty guru Mary O’Donnell to the pharmacy […]

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  • Presentation Castleisland To Hold Open Evening This Thursday

    Presentation Castleisland To Hold Open Evening This Thursday

    PRESENTATION Secondary School in Castleisland will host their Open Night for parents and guardians of prospective students this Thursday night, October 18, from 6pm to 9pm. Students at the school at Church Street have been excelling in sporting and academic fields for many years. “Our priority is the happiness and […]

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  • Busking Festival For Bank Holiday Weekend To Celebrate Purple Flag

    Busking Festival For Bank Holiday Weekend To Celebrate Purple Flag

    TO celebrate retaining the Purple Flag in Tralee, the Tralee Chamber Alliance has teamed up with the Bars of Tralee to bring an extra special ‘Live on the Mall’ to town this October Bank Holiday. Following on from recent successes with live events on the Mall under a Marquee, the […]

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  • Locals on the Wild Atlantic Way Called on to Share Their Hidden Gems on Social Media
Minister of State for Tourism and Sport, Brendan Griffin today announced ‘Call of the Wild’, a joint initiative between the Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport, Fáilte Ireland and Tourism Ireland.  The new initiative aims to give local people on the Wild Atlantic Way the opportunity to have their hidden gems included in a global social media campaign, while at the same time highlight to their own social network the beauty of the locality as a holiday destination. Over the coming weeks, locals from along the Wild Atlantic Way will be called on to share photos and videos that showcase the beauty of the West Coast on social media using the hashtag #MyWildAtlanticWay. Minister Griffin is pictured at one of his favourite spots in Kerry….Caher Marsh Loop, near his home place on the Dingle Peninsula, overlooking Castlemaine Harbour, and the Iveragh Peninsula, County Kerry.Photo:Valerie O’Sullivan/FREE PIC

    Answer The Call Of The Wild Atlantic Way With Photos Of Local Beauty Spots

    MINISTER of State for Tourism and Sport, Brendan Griffin today announced ‘Call of the Wild’, a joint initiative between the Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport, Fáilte Ireland and Tourism Ireland. The new initiative aims to give Kerry people on the Wild Atlantic Way the opportunity to have their hidden gems included […]

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  • Darren o'Sullivan shoots for goal. Photo by Dermot Crean.

    How Twitter Paid Tribute To Darran O’Sullivan

    He’s provided some marvellous memories for Kerry GAA fans over the years so it’s no surprise that Twitter was awash with tributes to Darran O’Sullivan today. The Glenbeigh/Glencar clubman announced his retirement from inter-county football this morning and fellow footballers and GAA fans wished him well as you can see […]

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Sharp as a button Darren O'Sullivan scored 0-3 from play. Photo by Gavin O'Connor.

Darran O’Sullivan Announces Retirement From Kerry

October 16, 2018 at 10:20 am 0 comments

FOUR-TIME All-Ireland senior medal winner Darran O’Sullivan is the latest player to announce his retirement from the Kerry senior football team. He follows the recent retirements of Kerry stalwarts Kieran Donaghy, Donnchadh Walsh and Anthony Maher. He made the announcement this morning and this is his statement… “Today I wish […]

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Gardaí To Clampdown On Illegal Parking Outside Primary Schools

Gardaí To Clampdown On Illegal Parking Outside Primary Schools

October 16, 2018 at 9:21 am 0 comments

GARDAI are asking parents to park responsibly when dropping their children to school and say they will be clamping down on illegal behaviour at Tralee schools. Speaking on Radio Kerry’s ‘Talkabout’ show on Monday, Garda Cathy Murphy said they regularly receive complaints about parents parking on double yellow lines and […]

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Great Event For Kids At The Library This Saturday

October 16, 2018 at 9:21 am 0 comments

THIS coming Saturday sees a lovely event taking place in Tralee Library for young people from four to 12 years old. Innabubble Theatre Company are presenting three multi-sensory puppet shows for children across two age groups. The puppet show is brought to Tralee with support from Creative Ireland Kerry and […]

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New Day Service For Stroke Patients To Be Piloted In Tralee And Listowel

October 16, 2018 at 9:20 am 0 comments

A NEW pilot Stroke Day Service, providing nursing and physiotherapy supports to people recovering from a stroke has been launched in Tralee and Listowel. The one day a week service will deliver a six-week programme and is now open for referrals. Led by Baile Mhuire Day Care Centre for Older […]

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Theft From Delivery Truck At Milk Market Lane

Theft From Delivery Truck At Milk Market Lane

October 16, 2018 at 9:11 am 0 comments

GARDAI are asking for the public’s help after items were stolen from a truck early on Friday morning last in the town centre. The delivery truck was parked in Milk Market Lane and the driver made a delivery at about 6am. When he came back his laptop and mobile phone […]

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Tree Planted To Commemorate Extension Of Parliamentary Suffrage To Women

Tree Planted To Commemorate Extension Of Parliamentary Suffrage To Women

October 15, 2018 at 3:22 pm 0 comments

A TREE has been planted in the grounds of County Buildings in Tralee by the Cathaoirleach of Kerry County Council to mark the centenary of the extension of parliamentary suffrage to women in 1918. Cllr Norma Foley planted the oak tree at Áras an Chontae this afternoon to mark the […]

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Young coders at the MegaDojo event at IT Tralee on Saturday. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Hundreds Attend MegaDojo Event At IT Tralee

October 15, 2018 at 1:59 pm 0 comments

THERE was a huge turnout for an event at IT Tralee on Saturday morning where students aged from seven to 17 learnt more about coding. Mega Dojo 2018 took place at the North Campus with support from CoderDojo Ireland, CoderDojo MidWest and the Higher Education Authority. Institute of Technology Tralee was […]

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Here’s What An Taisce Said About Tralee In IBAL Report

October 15, 2018 at 12:10 pm 0 comments

TRALEE was placed 34th out of 40 towns / cities surveyed in the latest Irish Businesses Against Litter report announced today. The town failed to improve on its ‘moderately littered’ status from 2017 and the An Taisce judges who carried out the survey during the summer had a lot to […]

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Tralee Deemed ‘Moderately Littered’ In Latest IBAL Survey

Tralee Deemed ‘Moderately Littered’ In Latest IBAL Survey

October 15, 2018 at 10:49 am 0 comments

TRALEE has been found to be ‘moderately littered’ in the latest survey of litter levels by Irish Business Against Litter (IBAL). The survey has seen Tralee ranked 34th out of 40 towns and city areas visited over the summer. The town was ranked 31st in the final 2017 table released in […]

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Owen O'Shea and Gordon Revington, authors of a new book released this week.

Fascinating Book On A Century Of Politics In Kerry To Be Launched This Week

October 15, 2018 at 10:32 am 0 comments

SCANDALS, punch-ups, election-campaign shenanigans, bitter inter-dynastic contests and the stories of the ground-breaking politicians from Kerry who made their mark on the national stage and beyond, feature in a new book from Kerry authors Owen O’Shea and Gordon Revington, which will be launched at Tralee Library on Thursday evening next. […]

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Launching the table quiz in aid of Pieta House were Joe Murphy, Oisin O'Brien, Nicole Carney, organiser Damien Kissane with daughter Fiadh and Con O'Connor of Pieta House.

Table Quiz As Gaeilge In Aid Of Pieta House

October 15, 2018 at 9:54 am 0 comments

FANCY testing out your general knowledge and your understanding of the Irish language? Well, as part of FeelGood Week for Pieta House, Damien Kissane has organised a Table Quiz, as Gaeilge on Wednesday, October 24th at 8pm in the Ashe Hotel, Tralee. The funds raised will enable Pieta House to […]

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Gavin O'Brien about to score his second goal.  Photo by Dermot Crean

REPORT/PHOTOS: Clinical Crokes Put Paid To Courageous Kerins O’Rahillys Challenge

October 15, 2018 at 9:32 am 0 comments

Dr Crokes 2-19 Kerins O’Rahillys 2-10 IT’S a flattering scoreline and not reflective of what really transpired at Austin Stack Park on Sunday afternoon, but ultimately the better side went through to the final of the Garvey’s Supervalu Kerry SFC. Up t0 the 54th minute the Tralee side were within […]

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Roger Harty: Back To Basics

Roger Harty: Back To Basics

October 14, 2018 at 1:25 pm 0 comments

PEOPLE who know me will know that I often talk about the basic pillars that are required for good health, be it mental health or otherwise. On that subject I believe that our mental health and general health go hand in hand i.e. you can’t have one without the other. […]

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Action from the Warriors v Saints game. Photo: Liam Ryan

REPORT/PHOTOS: Warriors Hit The Ton To Bring Saints To Their Knees

October 14, 2018 at 1:18 pm 0 comments

Alan Cantwell reports on last night’s Men’s Super League 2018/2019  Round 3 game in Dublin… DCU Saints 92 Garvey’s Tralee Warriors 102 For the second year running Garvey’s Tralee Warriors successfully negotiated a tricky road trip to DCU Saints, and as they did in the corresponding fixture last season, clocked […]

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PHOTOS: #Tralee On Social Media This Week

PHOTOS: #Tralee On Social Media This Week

October 14, 2018 at 1:08 pm 0 comments

Every week we compile the best of 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… Well done Rockies!… A nice end to the year with lads @AustinStacksGAA #JuniorChamps #Tralee #Football #GAA #Junior @officialgaa pic.twitter.com/02YWdP78GJ […]

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Denise Browne, Aileen O'Connor, Chloe Farrell, Claire Guiney and Emma Browne at the 'Just Jordan' Make-Up Masterclass at CH Tralee on Saturday. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Make-Up Masterclass Is A Sellout At CH Tralee

October 14, 2018 at 11:52 am 0 comments

TICKETS were sold out days in advance for a Cork-based beauty, fashion and lifestyle blogger and social influencer at CH Tralee on Saturday afternoon. Lisa Jordan gave a beauty masterclass for 115 ladies who heard tips from the expert known for her ‘Just Jordan’ brand. The mother of one presented […]

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Granddaughters Aisling O'Brien and Ciara O'Regan with Mary O'Brien at her 90th birthday party on Saturday night at Ballygarry House Hotel. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: A Fabulous Family Gathering For Mary O’Brien’s 90th Birthday

October 14, 2018 at 11:18 am 0 comments

BALLYGARRY House Hotel was buzzing on Saturday night as a special lady celebrated a milestone birthday. Mary O’Brien is well-known for her herculean efforts in Tralee Tidy Towns, but she can add ace party planner to her list of talents now. Mary invited 140 guests to a dinner to celebrate […]

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Fórsa Union Members At IT Tralee To Take Industrial Action From Monday

October 13, 2018 at 10:23 am 0 comments

MEMBERS of the Fórsa trade union at IT Tralee and institutes of technology around the country, will take industrial action from this Monday. A ballot for industrial action in July returned a vote of 85% of members backing industrial action, with the aim of securing a comprehensive job evaluation exercise. […]

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Finbarr McCann, Claire Neenan, Donna McCann and Rachel Vickers at the Tralee Rowing Club fundraising quiz at O'Donnell's in Mounthawk on Friday night. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Huge Turnout For Tralee Rowing Club Table Quiz

October 13, 2018 at 9:38 am 0 comments

THERE were over 20 tables taken on Friday night to help out a local sports club which is going from strength to strength. The table quiz at O’Donnells in Mounthawk was in aid of Tralee Rowing Club who put in a new pontoon back in April as Chairperson, Mary Bonner, […]

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Janusz Glebocki, store manager Tesco Tralee Square and Etain Usher of Food Aid Tralee with Breda Flynn of Tesco and Martin Gill of Food Aid Tralee

Tesco Calls On Kerry Charity Groups To Sign Up To Food Donation Programme

October 13, 2018 at 9:37 am 0 comments

TESCO Ireland in partnership with FoodCloud has provided over 150,000 meals drawn from surplus food donations across eight charitable causes in Kerry over the last four years. And a local group has seen first hand how it has helped the elderly in Tralee and at a local school. The figures […]

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Circus Festival Fun Returns To Tralee Again Next Month

Circus Festival Fun Returns To Tralee Again Next Month

October 13, 2018 at 9:36 am 0 comments

IT brightens up the normally dreary month of November and this time it’s going to be bigger and better than ever. The National Circus Festival of Ireland will take place in town from Thursday, November 8 to Sunday, November 11, with shows, workshops, street entertainment, parades and more. Organised by […]

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Pres Tralee To Hold Open Evening This Thursday

Pres Tralee To Hold Open Evening This Thursday

October 13, 2018 at 9:34 am 0 comments

PRESENTATION Secondary School in Tralee will open its doors this Thursday for parents and prospective students to discover the wonderful facilities and have staff inform them why it’s the perfect place for second-level education. Pres, as it is popularly known, is a Catholic Secondary school for girls, with a community […]

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Talk On The Advantages Of Irish Medium Education

Talk On The Advantages Of Irish Medium Education

October 13, 2018 at 9:34 am 0 comments

HAVE you ever wondered about bilingual education? Have you ever considered sending your child to an Irish language school? Would you like to learn more about the advantages of bilingual education? On this Wednesday, October 17 at 8pm, Dónal Ó hAiniféin, principal of Gaelscoil Mhichíl Chíosóig, Ennis, former president of […]

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Know Your Rights: Changes To The National Car Test (NCT)

October 13, 2018 at 9:33 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: My car is due an NCT soon. Have the NCT rules changed recently?  Answer: Yes, recent changes to the National Car Test include how defects are classified and how vintage […]

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McCann At The Movies: ‘Venom’ Is Loud And Brash, But Ultimately Disappointing

October 13, 2018 at 9:33 am 0 comments

The latest Marvel offering ‘Venom’ is a missed opportunity says John McCann… Another week, another Marvel movie, seems to be the story when it comes to big screen adventures at times but this week’s film Venom was one that whereas I may not have been overly enthused about, the prospect […]

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Cllr Toireasa Ferris.

Kerry Sinn Féin To Hold Workers Rights Seminar

October 12, 2018 at 6:13 pm 0 comments

KERRY Sinn Féin will host a workers rights meeting next week in the Gleneagle Hotel, Killarney. There will be two sessions on Saturday, October 20, one between 11am and 1pm focusing on Health Care workers and another focusing on those working in the hospitality sector between 1pm and 3pm. Cllr […]

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Young art makers in Listowel with artist Olive Stack, a workshop for Cruinniu na nÓg, funded though Creative Ireland Kerry earlier this year. Photo J Kelliher.

Creative Ireland Kerry Has 23 Projects Underway Or Planned In The County

October 12, 2018 at 3:06 pm 0 comments

AN ambitious 5-year Culture and Creativity Strategy has been developed by the Kerry Culture Team and local Creative Ireland Kerry Coordinator Kate Kennelly. It was developed in consultation with local artists, creatives, cultural and heritage organisations, community groups, the creative industries, centres of education and schools. . “Kerry County Council […]

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Paul Browne who is off to the National Science Olympiad next month while Sean Sookarry won world championship medals in Portugal recently. Photo by Dermot Crean

CBS Students Excelling In Sport And Academia

October 12, 2018 at 2:21 pm 0 comments

TWO CBS The Green students are shining in very different fields, one in the world of martial arts and the other in science maths. Paul Browne from Caherslee is preparing to head to the capital to show his academic prowess in the National Science Olympiad Competition on the basis of  his […]

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Law Advice: Looking At The Business Side Of The Budget

Law Advice: Looking At The Business Side Of The Budget

October 12, 2018 at 12:12 pm 0 comments

In  a new weekly column, Alex Hoffman, the newly appointed Associate Solicitor at Pierse McCarthy Lucey Solicitors, Ashe Street Tralee, says it’s “steady as she goes” as Minister for Public Expenditure, Paschal Donohoe unveils a cautious and subdued budget package… The headline provisions had all been well flagged and, unlike […]

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Members of the Prosper Kerry Dublin Working Group with Martin Shanahan, IDA. Pictured left to right are; Edel Fitzgerald, Stephen Fuller, Eamonn Sayers, Martin Shanahan, IDA; Mark Kenneally, Julianne O’Leary, John McElligott, Keelin Kissane and Martyn Rosney

Kerry Natives Meet Up In Dublin For ‘Prosper Kerry’ Event

October 12, 2018 at 11:36 am 0 comments

ANOTHER Prosper Kerry event was held in the Guinness Enterprise Centre in Dublin on Wednesday, October 10th. Almost 100 Kerry people working in Dublin gathered to hear from Abbeydorney native Martin Shanahan, CEO of IDA Ireland about his career to date and the work the IDA is doing to attract […]

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