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  • WATCH: Radio Kerry’s Elaine Promotes Tralee In New Video

    WATCH: Radio Kerry’s Elaine Promotes Tralee In New Video

    A NEW video featuring Elaine Kinsella has been uploaded to Tralee Chamber Alliance’s social media pages. The Radio Kerry’s ‘Full Breakfast’ show presenter is featured in a number of businesses in town telling why Tralee is such a special place. It’s worth a watch below…

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  • Lorraine Horan with her Milkshake Creative Vision Live prize. Photo by Dermot Crean

    Lorraine’s Creativity In Hairdressing Scoops National Award

    A BALLYMAC woman was thrilled on Sunday night when she won a national award in Dublin for her creativity in a hairdressing colour competition. Lorraine Horan is the manager of House Of Glamour on Castle Street and she was one of five finalists from all over Ireland — out of […]

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  • Launching the Christmas Marquee On The Mall were, in front, Lisa Curran, with musicians Owen Rua, Daragh Breen, Conor Breen and Lucy White and Dovile Baltoniene of the Scotia Ensemble. Photo by Dermot Crean

    Marquee On The Mall To Bring Christmas Cheer To Shoppers

    CAROL Singers and musicians will quite literally be covered during the Festive Season in Tralee with the introduction of an all-weather marquee on the Mall on the weeks leading up to Christmas. Tralee Chamber Alliance, with the assistance of the Kerry County Council Community Support Fund, will present a varied […]

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  • Caroline O'Connell, Anne Savage, Colette Commane and Andrea Brosnan at the O'Brennan NS 150th anniversary celebrations in Ballygarry House Hotel on Friday night. Photo by Dermot Crean

    PHOTOS: A Night To Celebrate O’Brennan School’s 150th Anniversary

    THE 150th anniversary celebrations continued for all at O’Brennan NS on Friday night when a special barbecue took place in Ballygarry House Hotel. Earlier that day there was a great turnout in the school hall for a special ceremony to mark the milestone (click here for previous story) where pupils […]

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  • Mercy Mounthawk students Lucy O'Sullivan Michael O'Gara and Tiernan Brosnan who were runners-up in the ISTA Science Quiz at the IT Tralee on Thursday night, with teachers Mary Enright and Sheila McCarthy. Photo by Dermot Crean

    PHOTOS: Kerry Schools Compete In ISTA Science Quiz At IT Tralee

    THERE were 21 teams representing around 10 schools from all over the county taking part in the ISTA regional quiz on Thursday night at the south campus at IT Tralee. Tralee schools were represented by a number of teams from both CBS The Green and Mercy Mounthawk and one of […]

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Robert Beasley and Tom Barry at Sinn Féin's candidates in the Listowel Electoral Area next year.

Kerry Sinn Fein Chooses Candidates For Listowel Electoral Area

November 17, 2018 at 10:58 am 0 comments

THE Sinn Fein candidates to go forward for next year’s local elections in the Listowel Electoral Area were chosen last night at the Listowel Arms Hotel. Nominations for sitting councillors Robert Beasley and Tom Barry were the only ones received before the deadline. Robert Beasley from Ballybunion has been involved in Sinn Féin since […]

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Know Your Rights: GP Visit Card For Carers

November 17, 2018 at 10:57 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 a full-time carer for my mother. I don’t qualify for a medical card but I’ve heard that a GP visit card for carers is now available. How […]

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The Grinch

McCann At The Movies: ‘The Grinch’ Is Sweet And Sugary Colourful Fun

November 17, 2018 at 10:57 am 0 comments

John McCann says ‘The Grinch’ is a charming yuletide tale that will please the younger members of the family… SIX weeks away from Christmas and with ‘The Nutcracker’ already getting the feast of festive film underway, this week the whole family headed to Tralee Omniplex to catch the latest in […]

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Teachers Mary Slattery, Michelle Broderick, Andrea Brosnan and Principal Barry O'Leary with pupils at the O'Brennan NS 150th celebrations on Friday morning. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: O’Brennan NS Hosts 150th Birthday Celebrations

November 16, 2018 at 4:44 pm 0 comments

HUNDREDS of people converged on the O’Brennan NS school gym on Friday as a special celebration was held to mark its 150th anniversary. Pupils and their families were joined past pupils and teachers for the event which showed how far the school has come since it was founded back in […]

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Fifth and sixth year students at Gaelcholáiste Chiarraí who took part in Stand Up Week. Photo by Dermot Crean

Gaelcholáiste Holds Pride Day To Show Support For LGBTI+ Students

November 16, 2018 at 3:15 pm 0 comments

GAELCHOLÁISTE Chiarraí students took part in Stand Up Week where they showed the inclusive nature of the school. They ran a Lá Bród/Pride Day on Friday were students were asked to dress up as a colour of the rainbow flag. “Such a small gesture can be incredibly meaningful in creating […]

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Frank and Catriona Ryall in the video (see below).

WATCH: Three Generations Of Tralee Family Describe Why Ballygarry Is Special As Hotel Turns 60

November 16, 2018 at 12:50 pm 0 comments

BALLYGARRY House Hotel turned 60 this week and they are quite rightly celebrating this wonderful milestone. The hotel, which began life as ‘The Manhattan Hotel’, opened its doors on November 14, 1958, and it has become a much-loved venue for all occasions over the years. This week they posted up […]

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Brid Shanahan, Aisling Fitzgibbon (daughter of Martha Brassil) and Denise Buckley at the Mercy Mounthawk Intercultural Night on Thursday. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: A Fitting Tribute To Martha At Mercy Mounthawk Intercultural Night

November 16, 2018 at 10:46 am 0 comments

THERE was a fantastic turnout at Mercy Mounthawk on Thursday night for an Intercultural Night to in memory of Martha Brassil. The much-loved teacher passed away in May of this year and hundreds of students and parents enjoyed a wonderful night which was a great tribute to the work she […]

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Launching the Mercy Mounthawk Fashion Show were TY students Erin O'Halloran, Ciara Collins, Isobel Keane and Alan Ybanez. Photo by Dermot Crean

Mounthawk Students In A New York State Of Mind For Fashion Show

November 16, 2018 at 9:14 am 0 comments

EXPECT Big Apple glamour at the Mercy Mounthawk gym when the students hold the annual fashion show at the end of the month for the 15th year running. Taking place on Thursday, November 29 the theme of this year’s show, put on by the Transition Years, is ‘New York, New […]

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Thomas O'Connell, Sandy McSweeney, David Murphy and Alan Mulligan at the Recovery Haven quiz in Kirby's Brogue Inn on Thursday night. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Table Quiz Kicks Off Recovery Haven Fundraisers In Town This Month

November 16, 2018 at 9:13 am 0 comments

KIRBY’S Brogue Inn was the venue for a table quiz last night in aid of Recovery Haven. It was the first of three events taking place over the next few weeks in the Tralee area in aid of the cancer support facility. Two big events are coming up towards the […]

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Special guest Pamela Flood will join host Deirdre Walsh at the Talkabout Christmas Tea Party on Sunday November 18.

Four Things To Do Around Tralee This Weekend

November 16, 2018 at 9:13 am 0 comments

The weather is supposed to stay dry so it’s an opportunity to get out and about after the few days of rain we’ve endured. Here’s a few things to do… Saturday 1. Celebrate with the Parkrunners… It’s the 200th Parkrun since it began in the Town Park back in January […]

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New Springboard+ Courses Commencing In January At IT Tralee

New Springboard+ Courses Commencing In January At IT Tralee

November 16, 2018 at 9:05 am 0 comments

AN additional boost has been given to anyone looking to progress their career, gain new skills, start a new career path or re-enter the workforce through €292,876 in new funding secured by IT Tralee for its Springboard+ offering. The courses, which will run from January 2019 at IT Tralee, are […]

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Margaret O’Grady, Brendan Walsh, Tom O’Brien, Mary Weir, Garda Evan McNamara, Richard OHalloran and Brian Stephenson.

St Brendan’s Park Signs Up To ‘See Something, Say Something’ Campaign

November 15, 2018 at 4:49 pm 0 comments

IT’S been a huge success so far and now one of the biggest estates in town has signed up to the ‘See Something, Say Something’ campaign. Members of Tralee Chamber Alliance and an Garda Síochána met with St Brendan’s Park Residents Association Committee on Tuesday night. The ‘See Something, Say […]

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Three Men Arrested After CAB Operation In Kerry

Three Men Arrested After CAB Operation In Kerry

November 15, 2018 at 3:54 pm 0 comments

THE Criminal Assets Bureau supported by Gardaí from Kerry Garda Division conducted an operation in Killarney this morning (Thursday). Three men in their 30s have been arrested and are currently detained under Section 4 of the Criminal Justice Act, 1984 at Garda Stations within the Kerry Division. The men are arrested on suspicion of money laundering. Two men […]

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Glenderry NS pupils and teachers look forward to Christmas concert.

Ballyheigue School Prepares For Christmas Concert

November 15, 2018 at 3:26 pm 0 comments

EXCITEMENT is building in Glenderry NS, Ballyheigue, as they prepare for their earlier than usual Christmas Concert. This year they decided to bring the concert to the Community Centre in the village, as the Parents Association had requested for many years. It will take place on November 28 at 7pm. […]

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Join The Parkrun Family For Their 200th Celebrations

Join The Parkrun Family For Their 200th Celebrations

November 15, 2018 at 2:21 pm 0 comments

NEXT Saturday sees another milestone reached in the history of Parkrun in Tralee. It will be the 200th Parkrun since it began in the Town Park back in January 2015. Since then it has become a fantastic weekly 5k event with hundreds availing of the fantastic facility that is our […]

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Pupils, parents and teachers from Scoil Mhuire gan Smál, Lixnaw at the Helix on Wednesday.

North Kerry School Wins At National Fís Film Competition

November 15, 2018 at 1:11 pm 0 comments

A NORTH Kerry school was one of the winners at the annual Fís Film Project competition in Dublin’s Helix Theatre yesterday. Scoil Mhuire gan Smál, Lixnaw, won the Outstanding Achievement Award for Curriculum Relevance: Societal Issues. The children of 5th and 6th and some first year students, along with their teacher […]

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John Cleary

John Cleary To Sign Copies Of ‘As Time Goes By’ This Saturday

November 15, 2018 at 12:43 pm 0 comments

JOHN Cleary will sign copies of his news book, ‘As Time Goes By’ at O’Mahony’s Bookshop this Saturday at 2pm. It’s the third book in as many years from the well-known Tralee photographer, this time focussing on life in Tralee and Kerry in the 1990s. As John says in the […]

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Premiere Of Film On Ardfert To Take Place In Siamsa Next Week

Premiere Of Film On Ardfert To Take Place In Siamsa Next Week

November 15, 2018 at 10:51 am 0 comments

A SCREENING of the new offering from local film producer, James McCarthy and his wife Catherine, featuring the village of Ardfert will take place next week. The two hour film ‘Ardfert — A Historical Gem’ was two years in the making. The village is steeped in history, from St Brendan […]

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Parnells To Launch Adult Camogie And Plan To Compete In Men’s U21 Competitions

Parnells To Launch Adult Camogie And Plan To Compete In Men’s U21 Competitions

November 15, 2018 at 10:42 am 0 comments

TRALEE Parnells aims to start playing Under 21 men’s hurling next year, which is the beginning of the natural progression of competing in adult competitions in the years ahead. Following a recent meeting of 2018 minors mentors, parents and club officers, Tralee Parnells are now making plans for men to compete […]

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Santa is back in Manor West Shopping Centre from this weekend.

Santa Claus Arrives In Manor West This Weekend

November 15, 2018 at 10:13 am 0 comments

WITH the festive season well and truly upon us, Manor West Shopping Centre and Retail Park is certainly embracing the Christmas spirit. As part of the centre’s fantastic line up of free events in the run up to Christmas, Santa Claus will be at the centre on Saturday, November 17 […]

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Thomas, Gavin and Adam taking part in Science Day at Scoil Eoin on Wednesday. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Scoil Eoin Pupils Enjoy Experimenting On Science Day

November 14, 2018 at 6:09 pm 0 comments

IT’S a day when children from Scoil Eoin can get messy and learn about science at the same time. Science Day saw hundreds of pupils take part in the school hall and they had great fun as the event’s coordinator, teacher Aileen Griffin, explained. “Classes third to sixth, about 350 […]

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People Wanted For Filming Of RTE TV Series At Cara Credit Union

People Wanted For Filming Of RTE TV Series At Cara Credit Union

November 14, 2018 at 3:49 pm 0 comments

ALLEYCATS Films, a film production company based in Derry, are coming to Tralee to film an exciting new TV series based on credit union lending called “The Borrowers” set to air on RTE 1 in Spring 2019. “The Borrowers” will follow credit union members across Ireland as they apply for […]

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Head of English Language Studies at Castel Education Denise Healy and lecturer Cormac McCarthy with Omani student Ali Alghaithi taking part in International Day at the college on Wednesday. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: A Day To Celebrate Culture At IT Tralee International Day

November 14, 2018 at 3:34 pm 0 comments

THERE was music, dancing and plenty of exotic dishes as students from countries all over the world took part in international Day in the ITT. It’s an annual event where students express and display their culture, norms and traditions to all students and staff in the college. Students from Kuwait, […]

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Gaelcholáiste Chiarraí students who took part in the 24 hour challenge with teacher Máire Ní Laocha. Photo by Dermot Crean

Gaelcholáiste Students Take Part In #Gaeilge24 Challenge

November 14, 2018 at 12:57 pm 0 comments

AROUND 12o students at Gaelcholáiste Chiarraí took their work home with them, so to speak, when they took part in the #Gaeilge24 event yesterday. The students spoke Irish from 9am on Tuesday to 9am on Wednesday as part of the Conradh Na Gaeilge organised challenge as teacher Máire Ní Laocha […]

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Ogie Moran ITT, AIB Tralee Branch Manager Stephen Stack, David Moran of Casey Stephenson, Barry O'Shea AIB, Ollie Mangan AIB, Kevin McCarthy of Garvey Group, Patrick McElligott of McElligott's Oakpark and Head of AIB Kerry Sean Healy at the AIB Lunchtime Economic Seminar at the Ashe Hotel on Tuesday. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: AIB’s Chief Economist Speaks In Tralee On ‘Economic Outlook In Uncertain Times’

November 14, 2018 at 10:19 am 0 comments

BUSINESSPEOPLE in Tralee heard some interesting insights into what the economic future may hold at a special event organised by AIB on Tuesday. Taking place in The Ashe Hotel, AIB’s Chief Economist Oliver Mangan gave his ‘Economic Outlook In Uncertain Times’ talk to over 100 people who gathered for the […]

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Paudie Lynch with his painting and daughter Aoife Lynch at the official opening of Tralee Art Group's new exhibition in Tralee Library on Tuesday. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Tralee Art Group Surpasses Itself With Amazing New Exhibition

November 14, 2018 at 9:25 am 1 comment

FROM Elvis to Munster rugby, Banna Sea Rescue to dolphins, you’ll find these the subject of amazing artwork at Tralee Library from now until the end of the month. Tralee Art Group’s new exhibition, entitled “Out of the Blue”, was officially opened last night by Mary Greene, Arts Officer at […]

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IT Tralee’s SVP Society To Hold ‘Masquerade Ball’ Fundraiser

IT Tralee’s SVP Society To Hold ‘Masquerade Ball’ Fundraiser

November 13, 2018 at 4:16 pm 0 comments

THE IT Tralee St. Vincent de Paul Society are holding a ‘Masquerade Ball’ in Ballyroe Heights Hotel next month to help their students. The ball on Thursday, December 6, is in aid of St. Vincent de Paul and the money raised will go directly back into helping less fortunate students […]

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WATCH: Mercy Mounthawk Needs Your Help To Win Science Competition

WATCH: Mercy Mounthawk Needs Your Help To Win Science Competition

November 13, 2018 at 2:26 pm 0 comments

MERCY Secondary School Mounthawk have been shortlisted as 1 of 10 finalists in the Saffron Travel 2018/2019 Science Competition. This is a nation-wide competition. The team, made up of ten 2nd year students, were given a question to answer: “How will we pay for our roads in the future?” The […]

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Ciara Dolan presenting 'Wild Kids'.

Tralee Woman To Talk About Presenting Wildlife Show On RTE Jnr

November 13, 2018 at 12:28 pm 0 comments

A TRALEE woman will speak about her experience as  TV presenter in one of three events in the IT Tralee’s  ‘Film Makers Meet Wildlife In Kerry’ mini-festival series. Taking place this Wednesday at 7pm in the L108 Lecture Theatre, Solas Building, North Campus, Ciara Dolan, a graduate of BSc(H)in Wildlife Biology will speak of her […]

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Kerry Sinn Féin To Select Local Election Candidates In Coming Week

Kerry Sinn Féin To Select Local Election Candidates In Coming Week

November 13, 2018 at 12:09 pm 0 comments

KERRY Sinn Féin will hold selection conventions for the Tralee, Castleisland, Killarney, Kenmare and Listowel Local Election Areas in the coming week. First up are the Killarney and Kenmare areas on Thursday 15th November at the Manor Inn Killorglin where delegates will select candidates to run in each area. On the following […]

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