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  • Cuan Fernane, Reece King, Mark Riordan and Noah Reidy at the Listellick NS Christmas Concert on Tuesday evening. Photo by Dermot Crean

    PHOTOS: Listellick Pupils Give Star Performances At Christmas Concert

    THE school Christmas concert season is upon us and children all over town are running through their lines and rehearsing songs for the big performance. Listellick NS held the first of their festive shows on Tuesday night where pupils from Ms Rohan’s, Ms O’Driscoll’s, Ms Sexton’s and Ms Reynolds classes […]

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  • Carmen Aparico and Rachel McBride at the Garveys Supervalu Food Fair and Wine Tasting event on Wednesday evening. Photo by Dermot Crean

    PHOTOS: Shoppers Get A Taste Of Christmas At Garvey’s Food Fair

    FOODIES had a great time in Garvey’s Supervalu last night as the supermarket held their annual food fair and wine tasting event. Martin Shanahan of the RTE show ‘Mad About Fish’ and ‘Martin And Paul’s Surf n Turf’ shows was on hand for a cookery demo while sommelier Jean Smullen […]

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  • Slight Drop In Tralee Jobless As Rest Of County Sees Increase

    Slight Drop In Tralee Jobless As Rest Of County Sees Increase

    THERE’S been a slight drop in the number of people signing on at the Tralee social welfare office last month according to figures from the Central Statistics Office (CSO). Tralee’s Live Register figure for November fell by six to 4,439 which is a 12% drop on the same month in […]

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  • Repro Free. Thursday 17th November 2016. Irish University Association. Picture Jason Clarke

    New Website Matches Students With Volunteering Opportunities

      IT Tralee and nine third level colleges have now joined forces to develop studentvolunteer.ie – a brand new online resource which matches students’ interests with volunteering opportunities. Every year in Ireland thousands of students from our universities and institutes of technology carry out over 100,000 hours of volunteering. Continued […]

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  • Get Ready For The Return Of Office Chair Racing

    Get Ready For The Return Of Office Chair Racing

    THE fun of Office Chair Racing is returning to Tralee this Christmas and the organisers are looking for entrants. Organised by Tralee Chamber Alliance, this years’s event takes place at 1pm on Friday, December 23 outside Siamsa Tire. The call has gone out to businesses to enter the fun competition which […]

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Loved Ones Lost To Suicide To Be Remembered At Service

Loved Ones Lost To Suicide To Be Remembered At Service

December 6, 2016 at 2:47 pm 0 comments

A TREE outside the old Tralee Town Council building will once again be a focal point to remember those who have lost their lives to suicide with a special ceremony this Sunday. Over the last number of years the tree has served as a poignant reminder and a special service will take place on […]

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Very Little Difference In Fuel Prices Over Past Month At Tralee Stations

December 6, 2016 at 12:39 pm 0 comments

FUEL prices at stations around town decreased by just one cent or stayed the same over the past month, according to our December check on prices this morning. There is just one cent per litre of a difference in price between 12 of the 13 petrol stations, with five stations offering the […]

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Motorists Asked To Act Responsibly As Free Parking Period Begins In Town

Motorists Asked To Act Responsibly As Free Parking Period Begins In Town

December 6, 2016 at 12:09 pm 0 comments

IN case you’ve forgotten, the free parking period started on Monday in town. Parking will be free from 1pm daily in all areas where pay and display currently operates, both on-street and in Kerry County Council car parks. This is in effect from Monday, December 5 to Saturday, January 7, 2017 […]

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PHOTOS: Hundreds Enjoy The Breakfast Club At CBS Primary

PHOTOS: Hundreds Enjoy The Breakfast Club At CBS Primary

December 6, 2016 at 12:04 pm 0 comments

THE hall at CBS Primary School was hive of activity when we called on Tuesday morning to hear about the benefits of a programme they have been running since last year. Every morning, children gather there for The Breakfast Club. No, not a screening of the 80s teen classic, but a club which […]

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Strictly Come Dancing presented by Down Syndrome Kerry, INEC Kilarney, Friday 2nd December 2016.

PHOTOS: Down Syndrome Kerry ‘Strictly Come Dancing’ Event Raises €20,000

December 6, 2016 at 11:04 am 0 comments

THE Down Syndrome Kerry ‘Strictly Come Dancing’ fundraising event took place last Friday in the INEC and it was a fantastic night of entertainment from start to finish, raising €20,000. The 24 dancers included six adult members with Down Syndrome – Amy Taaffe, Cathal Griffin, Conor Griffin, Jessica Power, Mary Claire McCarthy […]

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Causeway School Looks Forward To Abba-Inspired Musical

Causeway School Looks Forward To Abba-Inspired Musical

December 6, 2016 at 10:20 am 0 comments

CAUSEWAY Comprehensive School is looking forward to the staging of the school’s first musical under the direction of Joe Burkett of Joe Burkett Theatre Company. The musical “I Have a Dream” ( inspired by the songs of ABBA ) will be performed on two nights, Wednesday, December 14th and Thursday the 15th in Causeway Community […]

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Tralee-Based Travel Management Company Wins Top Award

Tralee-Based Travel Management Company Wins Top Award

December 5, 2016 at 3:53 pm 0 comments

TRALEE-based Portman Travel has scooped one of Ireland’s most prestigious travel awards. Portman Travel, based at Monavalley, won Best TMC at the ITM Business Travel Awards Ireland, which were held at the Westin Hotel, Dublin in late November. The award recognised the business’s investment in new technology, its retention of […]

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Kieran Donaghy’s Book Wins Sports Book Of The Year

Kieran Donaghy’s Book Wins Sports Book Of The Year

December 5, 2016 at 3:44 pm 0 comments

KIERAN Donaghy’s ‘What Do You Think Of That’ won the Eir Sports Book Of The Year award this afternoon. Donaghy beat off competition from the likes of Paul O’Connell and Rob Heffernan to win the award which was announced in Dublin earlier.  The winner receives a €1,500 cash prize, a specially commissioned […]

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Gardaí Seek Public’s Assistance After Burglary In Tralee

Gardaí Seek Public’s Assistance After Burglary In Tralee

December 5, 2016 at 3:22 pm 0 comments

GARDAÍ are seeking help from the public after a burglary last Thursday in Stacks Villas. The incident happened between 7.30pm and 8.15pm . The gardai are looking to locate three tins – grey, black and red in colour – which contained a substantial amount of cash and were stolen from the house. […]

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WATCH: Former Priest Neil Horan Dances At The UK Supreme Court

WATCH: Former Priest Neil Horan Dances At The UK Supreme Court

December 5, 2016 at 2:57 pm 0 comments

THE former Kerry priest, Neil Horan, turned up outside UK Supreme Court this morning to do his little jig. Mr Horan was dressed as a leprechaun at the court, where currently there is a case being argued by the British Government against a recent decision by the court to allow MP’s have a say […]

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Eight Kerry Properties For Online Allsop Auction

Eight Kerry Properties For Online Allsop Auction

December 5, 2016 at 12:36 pm 0 comments

THERE are eight properties in Kerry up for the latest Allsop auction this month. The auction is an online one, where people can bid on 243 Lots on Tuesday, December 13. No.93 Sand Dune Cottages, Banna, has a reserve range of €45,000 to €55,000. It’s a detached three bedroom house extending to approximately 91 […]

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Kerry Juniors John C O'Connor (Kerins O'Rahillys), Laurence Bastible (John Mitchels), Kieran Hurley (St Pats), Michael O'Donnell (Austin Stacks) and Andrew Barry (Na Gaeil) at The Rose Hotel on Saturday night. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Kerry’s All-Ireland Champions Receive Their Medals

December 5, 2016 at 11:45 am 1 comment

OVER 300 people were at The Rose Hotel on Saturday night for the presentation of medals to three of Kerry’s All-Ireland winning teams in 2016. The Kerry Minor and Junior footballers and the Minor B hurlers gathered with their families and Kerry GAA officials for the official presentations to celebrate their […]

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Kerry manager, Ciaran Carey. Photo by Gavin O'Connor.

Mike O’Halloran: Why Can’t Kerry Hurling Keep A Manager?

December 5, 2016 at 10:34 am 0 comments

Our hurling writer, Mike O’Halloran, on the departure of Ciaran Carey from the Kerry manager role and what can be done to keep stability in Kerry hurling… YET another Kerry Hurling manager “bites the dust”, or is it “rides off into the sunset”, perhaps a bit of both. I write this piece […]

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Gardaí Appeal For Witnesses To Vandalism On Crib In The Square

December 5, 2016 at 10:06 am 1 comment

THE crib in the Square was vandalised on Saturday night and Gardaí are seeking the public’s help in identifying the culprits. The perspex on the crib was torn off and the statue of St Joseph was damaged. Gardaí in Tralee are reviewing CCTV in the vicinity of The Square but are asking if anyone […]

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Brenda Helps Raise Over €9,000 For Hospital With Back 2 Back Challenge

December 5, 2016 at 9:40 am 0 comments

THE Back 2 Back Challenge, which was led by Tralee woman, Brenda Doody, raised a total of €9,272, which was officially presented to the Mercy Hospital Foundation on November 25th. The challenge saw 10 brave individuals set out on a challenge that saw them form a team and run two […]

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Kerry manager, Ciaran Carey. Photo by Gavin O'Connor.

Kerry Will Be Looking For A New Hurling Manager

December 4, 2016 at 8:53 pm 0 comments

KERRY County Board have announced the resignation of Ciarán Carey as manager of the Kerry Senior Hurling team. The following statement has been issued by the Limerick man: “Due to increased work commitments, I am unable to give the necessary time required to manage the Kerry Senior Hurling team for the coming season. […]

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Miriam Ryall, Nora Nolan and Sarah Galloway from St Louis Nursing Home at Benners Hotel on Saturday night. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: It’s Christmas Party Time Around Tralee

December 4, 2016 at 1:21 pm 0 comments

PUBS, restaurants and hotels were packed last night as people from companies in town and beyond headed out on their Christmas parties. The style was striking among the ladies at the Brogue, Benners, Il Forno, Sean Ógs and The Ashe Hotel at the various get togethers as you can see […]

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PHOTOS: #Tralee On Social Media This Week

PHOTOS: #Tralee On Social Media This Week

December 4, 2016 at 11:40 am 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)… There was a bit of excitement with this guy back […]

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Carlos Luque of Food Fiesta at the Taste Of Kerry event in Manor West on Saturday. Photo by Dermot Crean

Christmas ‘Taste Of Tralee’ Event Takes Place Next Weekend

December 4, 2016 at 11:34 am 0 comments

THE Manor West “Taste of Tralee” Food Fair will return next weekend. Taking place in the Manor West Shopping Centre and Retail Park on Saturday and Sunday, December 10/11, the food fair will once again host numerous local artisan food producers offering fantastic handmade products from the heart of Kerry. Continued […]

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Caherleaheen NS pupils singing for charity in The Mall. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Caherleaheen Pupils Entertain Shoppers For Charity

December 4, 2016 at 11:29 am 0 comments

AS if the wonderful Christmas lights weren’t enough, Friday evening was brightened up even more in Tralee town centre by the presence of pupils from Caherleaheen NS. For the seventh year in a row, the youngsters took up position in The Mall to sing carols and raise some money for […]

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Know Your Rights: The Social Welfare Christmas Bonus

Know Your Rights: The Social Welfare Christmas Bonus

December 4, 2016 at 11:26 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’m getting a social welfare payment. Will I get a Christmas Bonus? Answer: The Christmas Bonus is paid to people getting a long-term social welfare payment. Long-term social welfare payments […]

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Roger Harty: Ego

Roger Harty: Ego

December 4, 2016 at 11:25 am 1 comment

I PURPOSEFULLY left this little word stand alone in its own right without adding or subtracting  to the title. I suppose the underlying reason for this is to show how three simple letters can describe something (is it even a thing?) that can play such a powerful part in our lives. […]

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Ultan Dillane with Mary Carroll, SInead Kelleher and Susan McElligott, the authors of 'Behind The Face' at the launch of the book at Siamsa Tire on Friday night. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Rugby Star Ultan Home To Launch ‘Behind The Face’

December 3, 2016 at 12:06 pm 0 comments

  IRISH Rugby International Ultan Dillane was in his hometown on Friday night to launch a new book on international people living in Kerry. ‘Behind The Face’ is the remarkable and inspiring true life stories of 15 international people who have made Kerry their home. The Tralee rugby star was on […]

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Nora Teahon, Diane Bambury, Olga Enright, Patricia Hannon and Catherine O'Connor at the Bon Secours Christmas Party at The Rose Hotel on Friday night. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: A Night Of Style And Fun At Bon Secours Christmas Party

December 3, 2016 at 11:22 am 0 comments

THE Bon Secours crowd are certainly a stylish bunch! The Christmas party season is underway and a big one took place in The Rose Hotel where there were more stylish ladies than you could shake a stethoscope at. There were dapper gents too of course, but they were outshined by […]

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Suzanne Ní Loingsigh, Veronica Kelly, Laura Curran and Tara Kelly at the launch of Spailpín's CD at The Ashe Hotel on Friday night. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: CD Launch In The Ashe Raises Funds For Great Cause

December 3, 2016 at 11:03 am 0 comments

THE bar in the Ashe Hotel was packed on Friday night as trad band Spailpín launched a retrospective of their work in a new CD, ‘Then And Now 1980-2016’. In a generous gesture by the band, they made the night a fundraiser for one woman’s great campaign. Mary Lynch is trying to […]

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at the Christmas Beauty And Fashion Show at CH Chemists on Friday night. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Festive Beauty And Fashion Trends Explored At CH Event

December 3, 2016 at 10:43 am 0 comments

WITH the festive season here, we’re guessing there might be a few parties coming up around town. With this in mind, a special Christmas Beauty and Fashion Show was held at CH Chemists last night. Sandra Rusk from Weardrobe was on hand to give tips while fashions from her boutique […]

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Antoinette O'Mahony, Ina O'Leary and Margaret McGrath at the Cookery Demonstration for Ardfert NS in Ballyroe Heights Hotel on Thursday night. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Tasty Festive Food Tips Served Up At Ardfert NS Fundraiser

December 3, 2016 at 10:34 am 0 comments

BALLYROE Heights Hotel was the venue for ‘A Taste of Christmas’ cookery demonstration on Thursday night. This event was a fundraiser for Ardfert N.S. and the Tralee Culinary Gangsters gave some great tips on how to make Christmas special. The Tralee Culinary Gangsters are a group of local and former hospitality professionals […]

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Kieran O'Shea, Jim Moriarty, Anne O'Dwyer, Fiona and Joe Costello at the St Pats GAA fundraiser at Ballygarry House Hotel on Friday night. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Mark And Shaun Entertain St Pats GAA Faithful In Ballygarry

December 3, 2016 at 10:30 am 0 comments

THE St Pats faithful were out on Friday night for a special fundraiser at Ballygarry House Hotel. Instead of the ‘Strictly Come Dancing’ event they’ve put on for the past few years, the Blennerville GAA club went for a concert from two well known entertainers. Around 300 tickets costing €25 were […]

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Dr Caitlin: Eczema And How To Treat It

Dr Caitlin: Eczema And How To Treat It

December 3, 2016 at 9:02 am 0 comments

Dr Caitlin O’Connor of Tralee Medical Centre in St Brendan’s Park, on the Eczema skin condition… Eczema (also called dermatitis) is a group of skin complaints that can affect all age groups and can occur anywhere on the body. It is estimated that about one in 10 people are affected […]

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Martin Ferris.

€3.5m Work On Wastewater Treatment Facility In Ardfert To Begin In New Year

December 2, 2016 at 5:00 pm 0 comments

THE contract to carry out a significant upgrade work on the Ardfert Wastewater Treatment Plant was signed this week. Sinn Féin TD for Kerry, Martin Ferris welcomed the €3.5 million development which will start in January and is expected to last 18 months. Deputy Ferris stated; “this is a long […]

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