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  • Making sure Kerry tourism businesses are prepared to capitalise fully on an expected upswing in social media searches was the purpose of a Fáilte Ireland workshop which was held in the Brehon Hotel, Killarney. The workshop was held ahead of an up-coming Tourism Ireland social media initiative with popular holiday booking website, TripAdvisor. At the event were from left,Majella Milward, The Ashe Hotel, Tralee, Finola O’Mahony, Tourism Ireland Europe and Marie Galvin, Ballygarry Hotel, Tralee.Photo:Valerie O’Sullivan/FREE PIC***

    PHOTOS: Tralee Hotels Represented At Workshop On WAW Tourism Initiative

    REPRESENTATIVES from Tralee hotels and businesses were among those who attended a workshop on Tuesday on how to capitalise on an upcoming social media initiative which will see Kerry promoted on different platforms. Making sure tourism businesses are prepared to capitalise fully on an expected upswing in social media searches […]

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Pictured at the Tralee Credit Union Ltd reached a milestone last Sunday 18th February when it officially turned 50.  To kick start their 50th year celebrations St. John’s Church in Tralee dedicated the 12 noon Sunday Mass to Tralee Credit Union’s former and current voluntary board of directors in Tralee, Tralee CIE, Castleisland and Killorglin. 
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    PHOTOS: Tralee Credit Union Hosts 50th Anniversary Celebration

    TRALEE Credit Union Ltd reached a milestone last Sunday when it officially turned 50. To kick start their 50th year celebrations St. John’s Church in Tralee dedicated the 12 noon Sunday Mass to Tralee Credit Union’s former and current voluntary board of directors in Tralee, Tralee CIE, Castleisland and Killorglin. […]

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  • A Feast Of Basketball On Saturday At Tralee Sports Complex

    A Feast Of Basketball On Saturday At Tralee Sports Complex

    BASKETBALL lovers are very well taken care of this weekend with all of Saturday devoted to the sport in the Tralee Sports Complex court. First of all, Tralee Tigers are hosting their U19 Invitational Tournament which will see teams from St Mary’s Castleisland, St Paul’s Killarney, Hertfordshire Warriors from the […]

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  • Noel McElligott with his first prize at the LiveLife Film Competition Awards at the Brandon Hotel on Wednesday. Photo by Dermot Crean

    PHOTOS: Hundreds Enjoy Donal Walsh Livelife Film Competition Awards

    THE Brandon Hotel came alive yesterday with some well known faces joining the hundreds of students from schools around Munster at the annual Donal Walsh LiveLife Foundation Film Competition Awards. Maurice Galwey, Aidan O’Mahony and RTE’s Teresa Mannion were among the judges attending for the competition awards, which drew a large […]

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    Paco To Host Coffee Morning/Fashion Show In Aid Of Inspired

    A TRALEE fashion outlet will hold another one of their great coffee/fashion mornings agains this Friday for a great cause. Eileen Whelan of  Paco on The Mall has organised the event to raise funds for the Inspired group based at Friary Lane. From 11am to 1pm, there’ll be teas, coffees and […]

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Nathan McDonnell at the revamped cafe at Tralee Bay Wetlands. Photo by Dermot Crean

Ballyseedy Breathes New Life Into Tralee Bay Wetlands

February 21, 2018 at 8:02 pm 0 comments

IF you’ve been to the Wetlands in the past couple of months you might have seen some exciting new changes. Back in early December, Ballyseedy Home & Garden Centre branched out and took over the lease for the cafe/restaurant at Tralee Bay Wetlands. The result is a revamp in decor […]

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Paul Geaney puts in a challenge.  Photo by Dermot Crean

Extra Parking Available For The Big Matches This Sunday

February 21, 2018 at 3:41 pm 0 comments

IT’S set to be a very busy Sunday afternoon in Tralee with Kerry playing in two first Allianz National League games at Austin Stack Park. With the hurlers and footballers both in action, a bumper crowd is expected at the venue, so with this in mind the GAA is creating […]

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Presentation students Rachel Kilgallen, Erin Moss and Kate Hennessy who have created 'Remain In My Mind', a book designed to help people with Alzheimer's and dementia. Photo by Dermot Crean

Pres Girls’ Book Helps People With Alzheimer’s And Dementia

February 21, 2018 at 3:28 pm 0 comments

THREE students from Presentation Secondary School have created a book to help stimulate the minds of people with Alzheimer’s dementia and other memory impairments. ‘Remain In My Mind’ is an interactive memory activity book full of word searches, crosswords and other games and exercises, created and designed by TY students Rachel Kilgallen, […]

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Mounthawk Students Have Junk Fashion Down To A ‘Tea’

Mounthawk Students Have Junk Fashion Down To A ‘Tea’

February 21, 2018 at 10:28 am 0 comments

STUDENTS at Mercy Mounthawk are hoping a design inspired by their grannies sees them through to the Junk Kouture national finals. Transition Years Louise O’Sullivan from Gort na Gréine, Isabelle Crowe from Doon and Clodagh O’Sullivan from Leith are in the Regional Finals of the competition but they need public […]

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County Librarian Tommy O'Connor with Austin Stacks GAA Chairman Liam Lynch at 'Ag Féachaint Siar', the Austin Stacks Centenary Celebrations exhibition at Tralee Library on Tuesday. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Exhibition Of Stacks’ Centenary Celebrations Opens At Tralee Library

February 21, 2018 at 10:25 am 0 comments

THE centenary celebrations for Austin Stacks GAA club are coming to an end, but not without showing what an eventful year it has been for the Rock club. An exhibition was opened at Tralee Library by Chairman of Austin Stack Liam Lynch on Tuesday night, with images from socials, medal […]

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Another Kerry Person To Appear On Winning Streak This Saturday

February 20, 2018 at 6:06 pm 0 comments

KERRY’S Winning Streak continues this week as Killarney woman Angela O’Sullivan will appear on the 1,000th episode of the hit National Lottery gameshow this weekend. This comes after Oakpark, Tralee resident Jimmy Kelly won €22,000 in prizes on the RTE1 show on Saturday night last. Angela  had just arrived home from […]

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John Connors with KCFE students. Photo by Dermot Crean

John Connors Interviewed By Students At Kerry College Of Further Education

February 20, 2018 at 4:13 pm 0 comments

FRESH from winning an award at this year’s Irish Film Television Awards on Thursday, John Connors was in Tralee yesterday to help students with their course projects. The Dubliner won Best Actor in a leading role category for his role in Cardboard Gangsters at the awards and in his acceptance […]

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Cathaoirleach of South and West Kerry Municipal, District, Cllr Seamus Cosaí Fitzgerald, back l-r: Sue Moriarty, Martin Greenwood, Fidelus Foley, Colm Nagle (Executive Engineer, KCC), Mahmood Hussain (Sammy’s Bar and Café), Liz O’Donnell (Environment, KCC), John Griffin (Tourism Officer, KCC), Caroline Boland (Dingle Peninsula Tourism Alliance).

Inch Wins National Award For Country’s Favourite Beach

February 20, 2018 at 12:38 pm 0 comments

ONE of Kerry’s and Ireland’s best-loved and most popular beaches has picked up a national award, coming out tops in the Irish Independent Travel Awards for 2018. The beach, which was hailed by readers of the newspaper as ‘Heaven on Earth’ was chosen as the country’s favourite. The award was accepted by […]

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Volunteers Wanted To Help Clean Up Rubbish On Old Steam Railway Line

Volunteers Wanted To Help Clean Up Rubbish On Old Steam Railway Line

February 20, 2018 at 12:24 pm 0 comments

A LOCAL woman has asked people to give her a hand in helping to clean up rubbish which has been washed up on the old steam railway line between Blennerville and Tralee. Catherine Dolan from Knockmoyle took photos and posted the extent of the piles of waste strewn over a […]

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Carmel Wins A Volunteer Of The Year Award From Camogie Association

Carmel Wins A Volunteer Of The Year Award From Camogie Association

February 20, 2018 at 11:51 am 0 comments

A MEMBER of Tralee Parnells Hurling and Camogie Club was honoured at national level at an awards ceremony in Croke Park on Saturday. Tralee Parnells Camogie Chairperson, Carmel O’Shea-Maloney was given a Volunteer of the Year Award at The Camogie Association Volunteer and Media Awards Dinner. Over 100 guests were in […]

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Fr Pat Ahern, a founder member of Siamsa Tire: The National Folk Theatre, in 1973, was afforded a civic reception by Mayor of Kerry, Cllr John Sheahan,  HE has made a massive contribution to arts in the county over the years and now Fr Pat Ahern will be honour today by Kerry County Council with a Civic Reception.

Fr Ahern was honoured for his outstanding contribution to the artistic, cultural and literary tradition of the county.

A native of  Moyvane, Fr. Pat Ahern is a founder member of Siamsa Tire, the National Folk Theatre established in 1973.Fr. Pat was educated at  St Michael’s College, Listowel,  St. Brendan’s College, Killarney,  and St. Patrick’s College, Maynooth and studied music at UCC under the late Professor Fleischmann, graduating in 1962.

He helped develop Siamsa Tíre into the success it is today and was artistic director there until 1997. He also took part in broadcasting projects with Radio Kerry and RTE and was involved in a number of productions at the Abbey Theatre.

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Fr Pat Ahern Honoured By Kerry County Council

February 20, 2018 at 11:26 am 0 comments

FR Pat Ahern, a founding member of Siamsa Tíre, was honoured yesterday by Kerry County Council with a Civic Reception. “This is an opportunity for Kerry County Council to acknowledge the tremendous work that Fr Pat has done over so many years to promote the artistic, musical and literary tradition […]

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WATCH: Park FC Player Scores Incredible Free Kick In U14 Game

WATCH: Park FC Player Scores Incredible Free Kick In U14 Game

February 20, 2018 at 10:35 am 0 comments

SWEETLY struck. Young Kieran O’Connor of St Brendan’s Park FC channelled his inner Philippe Coutinho at the weekend when he scored a monstrous free kick from 35 yards out in an Under 14 game. Park were playing Kells Blackwater in the Sketchers National Cup last 16 tie at Mounthawk Park […]

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Burglaries In Tralee And Camp At The Weekend

February 19, 2018 at 4:54 pm 0 comments

GARDAI in Tralee are investigating two burglaries over the weekend in Tralee and Camp. Between 8pm on Saturday and 8am on Sunday, a burglary took place at O’Dwyer’s MACE at Camp.  During the course of the incident a vehicle, a black Peugeot Partner registration number 11-D-39843, was taken. It has […]

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Martin Ferris.

Deputy Ferris Wants Castleisland To Have Municipal District Of Its Own

February 19, 2018 at 3:51 pm 0 comments

KERRY’S Sinn Féin TD Martin Ferris has asked the Local Electoral Area Boundary Committee to grant Castleisland its own Municipal District in the upcoming revision of boundaries. His submission proposes Tralee Municipal District be reduced from a nine seat district to seven, with lands in the north, south, east and […]

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Aldi Presents €500 To Pieta House In Tralee

February 19, 2018 at 3:22 pm 0 comments

  ALDI has announced that Pieta House Tralee is the latest charity to benefit from Aldi’s Community Grants programme. Aldi’s Listowel store staff have awarded the organisation a €500 grant in recognition of its dedicated work and significant contribution within the local community and to help support its essential services. Sharon McNama, Aldi’s Listowel store […]

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Gardaí Investigate Cases Of Criminal Damage In Tralee

Gardaí Investigate Cases Of Criminal Damage In Tralee

February 19, 2018 at 3:11 pm 0 comments

GARDAI in Tralee are investigating three cases of criminal damage in Tralee over the past few days. On Friday, February 16, at 2.49am, the front window of Fone Dealz at the corner of Castle Street and Edward Street was damaged to the tune of €400. The person was seen on […]

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Fr Peter McVerry.

Fr. Peter McVerry To Address Homeless Crisis At IT Tralee Lecture

February 19, 2018 at 1:16 pm 0 comments

THE Institute of Tralee will welcome Fr. Peter McVerry, Founder of the Peter McVerry Trust to deliver a guest lecture on Wednesday February 28. The lecture titled ‘A Housing and Homeless Crisis – where it came from and where it’s going’ will tackle one of Ireland’s most acute issues and […]

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IT Tralee To Take Part In Cup Action This Weekend

IT Tralee To Take Part In Cup Action This Weekend

February 19, 2018 at 1:05 pm 0 comments

Eamon Fitzgerald, GAA Games Development Officer at IT Tralee, previews IT Tralee hurling team’s cup ambitions this coming weekend… IT Tralee Senior Hurling team will travel to Mallow this Friday to take part in the Fitzgibbon/Ryan Cup Finals weekend. The IT Tralee team are managed by former Kerry hurling manager/coach Eddie […]

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Michelle Greaney with winning male team Kerry Crusaders' members Ollie O'Sullivan, John Healy and John Collins at the finish of the Optimal Fitness 10 Miler/5k Race on Sunday. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Over 300 Runners Enjoy 10 Miler/5k Race In Tralee On Sunday

February 19, 2018 at 11:54 am 0 comments

IT was a rainy Sunday morning as over 300 runners took off from The Rose Hotel for the Optimal Fitness 10 Miler/5 Race. Organised by Michelle Greaney of Optimal Fitness, the event was enthusiastically received by runners and was a perfect way to prepare for the upcoming Tralee Marathon and […]

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Kieran Donaghy rises high against UCD Marian on Saturday night. Photo by Liam Ryan

REPORT/PHOTOS: Warriors Fall Short As UCD Marian Have Momentum In Superleague

February 19, 2018 at 10:52 am 0 comments

Alan Cantwell on Garvey’s Tralee Warriors’ defeat to UCD Marian in the top of the table clash on Saturday… Garvey’s Tralee Warriors hopes of regaining the lead on the Super League table fell short on Saturday night going down 86-83 to UCD Marian in a pulsating and dramatic encounter at […]

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€250,000 Lotto Winning Ticket Bought In Kerry

€250,000 Lotto Winning Ticket Bought In Kerry

February 18, 2018 at 12:41 pm 0 comments

THERE was yet another big lotto win in Kerry last night. One winner from the county scooped €250,000 on the Lotto Plus 2 draw. The winning Lotto Plus 2 ticket was bought in Sheahan’s Centra in Glenbeigh village. The store owner Aisling Sheahan commented: “It is great news to wake up to […]

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John Herlihy (second left) with Radio Kerry colleagues Deirdre Walsh, Elma Nix, Eileen Moynihan, Trevor Galvin, Matthew Green and Shane O'Connor at his farewell party in The Ashe Hotel on Friday night. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Radio Kerry Says Farewell To John Herlihy

February 18, 2018 at 12:22 pm 0 comments

HE has presented programmes, voiced ads and trained many of the DJs you hear on Radio  Kerry every week, but John Herlihy has decided to move on after 20 years at the station. Colleagues gathered at The Ashe Hotel on Friday night to say farewell to the Kilcummin native and […]

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PHOTOS: #Tralee On Social Media This Week

PHOTOS: #Tralee On Social Media This Week

February 18, 2018 at 12:21 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)… David Moran joined the Foil, Arms And Hog boys… Great […]

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Jimmy Kelly.

Jimmy Wins Thousands And A Holiday On Winning Streak

February 18, 2018 at 12:20 pm 0 comments

IT was a pretty nice evening for a man from Oakpark on Saturday, as he scooped prizes worth €22,000 on RTE’s Winning Streak. Jimmy Kelly from Woodlands in Oakpark appeared on the National Lottery gameshow and did very well indeed. He won a luxury holiday in the Florida Keys worth […]

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Roger Harty: The Sistine Chapel

Roger Harty: The Sistine Chapel

February 18, 2018 at 12:20 pm 2 comments

ABOUT five years ago I had the pleasure of visiting The Sistine Chapel in The Vatican and ever since then it holds a special place in my heart. I suppose it would be a fair comparison to say that visiting the Sistine Chapel to Roman Catholics would be the equivalent […]

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Helena Clifford, Fidelma Dillon, Margaret Cahill and Geraldine Lennon contestants in the Ardfert NS 'Lip Sing Battle' at the launch of the event at Ballyroe Heights Hotel on Thursday evening. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Ten Acts To Do ‘Lip Sing Battle’ For Ardfert NS

February 17, 2018 at 10:36 am 0 comments

AFTER two sell-out Strictly Come Dancing events over the past couple of years, Ardfert National School are gearing up to host their first ‘Lip Sing Battle’. Ten acts will take to the floor at Ballyroe Heights Hotel on Easter Saturday, March 31 in what promises to be a fantastic night […]

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Terry Healy (second from right) of Terry's Butcher's Oakpark presented jerseys to the Under 14 Mercy Mounthawk Basketball Team on Friday. Also included are assistant coaches Lyndsey Moriarty and Jimmy Diggins and Head Coach John Dowling. Photo by Dermot Crean

Mercy Mounthawk Teams Get Ready For All-Ireland Semi-Finals

February 17, 2018 at 10:35 am 0 comments

TWO teams at Mercy Mounthawk are preparing for All Ireland semi-finals next week. First up, the under 14 boys play St Pats of Cavan in the All A Ireland Under 14 cup semi final this Tuesday, February 20, in the National Basketball Arena Dublin. In the previous rounds they beat […]

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McCann At The Movies: Laughs Are Plentiful In The Entertaining ‘Early Man’

McCann At The Movies: Laughs Are Plentiful In The Entertaining ‘Early Man’

February 17, 2018 at 10:35 am 0 comments

Our movie guy, John McCann says ‘Early Man’ is a charming and funny tale from the master of stop motion animation… In his first directorial outing since 2008’s Wallace and Gromit in ‘A Matter of Loaf and Death’, Nick Park returns with his unique animated style and humour which gives […]

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Know Your Rights: Online Dispute Resolution

February 17, 2018 at 10:34 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: What can I do if I have a problem with an item I’ve bought online? Answer: If you are not happy with an item you have bought online, you should […]

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Shane Nolan, about to fire a free toward goal. Photo by Gavin O'Connor.

PREVIEW: Kerry To Have Enough To Beat Kildare In League Clash

February 17, 2018 at 10:34 am 0 comments

Mike O’Halloran previews Sunday’s clash between Kerry and Kildare in the Allianz National Hurling League Division 2A clash in Newbridge at 2pm… The Kerry hurling team for Sunday contains a number of changes from the loss to Carlow. Jordan Conway does not make the starting team sheet and neither does […]

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