Archive for April, 2014

John Mitchels GAA Club News 28/04/14

John Mitchels GAA Club News 28/04/14

April 30, 2014 at 4:58 pm Comments are Disabled

SENIORS We are away to Ardfert in Round 2 time and date T.B.C. CO LEAGUE Our next Co. League game is at home to Skellig Rangers in round 4 on Saturday May 10th  at 7pm Under 14 boys Our under 14 boys continued our good recent run with a hard fought […]

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Nine Ways You Know You Grew Up In Tralee In The 90s

Nine Ways You Know You Grew Up In Tralee In The 90s

April 30, 2014 at 1:52 pm 6 comments

IF you were born in Tralee in the mid to late 80’s then the chances are you’ll remember some of these, says Gavin O’Connor 1. You believe Quinnsworth’s carpark was and always will be, the spiritual home of the ‘Bazaar’. 2. You got Coke and Taytos after GAA juvenile training. Altogether now, […]

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Tralee Sailing Club Splashing Out This Weekend

Tralee Sailing Club Splashing Out This Weekend

April 30, 2014 at 1:50 pm Comments are Disabled

TRALEE Sailing Club will be opening its doors this Sunday afternoon May 4 for free. The promotion called ‘Sail Spraoi, Sail Free’ is hoping to attract newcomers to the sport of sailing. Sailing boats will be rigged up and powerboats, kayaks and coastal rowing boats will be ready to take you […]

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All-Ireland Title For Churchill Team

All-Ireland Title For Churchill Team

April 30, 2014 at 1:19 pm Comments are Disabled

IT’S been a fantastic weekend for Churchill as their quiz team brought home an All-Ireland title. The Churchill GAA Scor Quiz team travelled to G.M.I.T centre in Castlebar in Mayo for the finals. This was only the second time the club contested the All-Ireland, the first being in 1971. The team […]

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Late, Late Date For Singles Event?

Late, Late Date For Singles Event?

April 30, 2014 at 1:10 pm Comments are Disabled

IF you’re single and have been told to take a hike by the opposite sex, then you probably should do that on Saturday, May 10. Sarah Benner and Rachel Boyle from Tralee are organising a novel way for young men and women to meet each other and there’s been a […]

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Helen’s Made-Up About Winning Top Award

Helen’s Made-Up About Winning Top Award

April 30, 2014 at 11:40 am Comments are Disabled

CH Chemists were in the awards again when one of their cosmetics’ staff won a national award recently. Helen Lawlor Parker from Fenit beat off hundreds of nominees to win the prestigious Lancome Consultant of the Year award and collected her prize in Limerick recently. Helen has worked at CH for […]

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Tadhg McGillicuddy, Assistant Hotel Manager, and Rimantas Romaska, Bar Manager, accepting the award for Best Customer Service at the Restaurant Association of Ireland awards held in Limerick on Tuesday night.

Great Service Books Brooks Another Award

April 30, 2014 at 11:19 am Comments are Disabled

BROOKS restaurant at Ballygarry House Hotel have added another accolade to their list having scooped the Best Customer Service award at the Restaurant Association of Ireland awards for the second year in a row. Tadhg McGillicuddy, Hotel Assistant Manager, praised his team for their customer focused attitude and love of the service […]

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VIDEO: Come On ‘Hear The Noise’ At The Greyhound

VIDEO: Come On ‘Hear The Noise’ At The Greyhound

April 30, 2014 at 7:36 am 1 comment

Oscar Brophy reviews a night of rock at The Greyhound Bar LAST Saturday the Greyhound Bar upheld its reputation as the best place in Tralee to see cool music. It’s something of an oddity; when you walk in, it’s a proper “old man pub”. Not just because of the people drinking […]

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Out To Lunch: A taste of old times

Out To Lunch: A taste of old times

April 30, 2014 at 7:35 am Comments are Disabled

Mary Anne’s Tea Rooms Denny Street SO there I am in downtown Tralee, a sunny April afternoon, an hour to go before giving a big work presentation, and the tummy starts to rumble. Some say you should never eat before a big event. But personally, I’m a bag of cats […]

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Fashion: A Winters Tale

Fashion: A Winters Tale

April 30, 2014 at 7:31 am Comments are Disabled

Meet Our New Fashion Writer, Orlagh Winters, Who Is Welcoming The Onset Of Summer Into Her Wardrobe OH crikey it is here! How did that happen so soon? I am talking about Summer of course! As a lover of the colour black, every year I reluctantly add some colour to […]

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Jah Bass in Sonas Recording Studios Photographs by Con Kelleher

Music: Songs In The Key Of Life – Jah Bass

April 30, 2014 at 7:30 am Comments are Disabled

JAH BASS is a Tralee composer, arranger, bassist and guitarist with Irish Dub Reggae/Jazz group Avatar. Here he picks the music which has shaped his life. “When I was ten or eleven around 1971/72, I remember hearing James Moody playing ‘Phil Up’ from his 1956 album ‘Moody’s Mood For Love’. I […]

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Review: Mark’s Debut Book Is ‘Just’ Right

Review: Mark’s Debut Book Is ‘Just’ Right

April 29, 2014 at 2:26 pm 1 comment

IT’S easy to be cynical when another cookbook comes on the market. After all, the bookshops are flooded with them – all promising to turn you into a domestic God or Goddess overnight. But ‘Just Cooking’ is not just another cookbook. It’s written by Mark Doe,  who runs the ‘Just […]

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Austin Stacks GAA Club News 29/04/2014

Austin Stacks GAA Club News 29/04/2014

April 29, 2014 at 1:53 pm Comments are Disabled

  AUSTIN STACKS NOTES OF 29/04/2014. SENIOR FOOTBALL: Austin Stacks 0-11; Milltown/Castlemaine 1-8. In the first round of the Senior Club Championship played in ideal conditions in Connolly Park on last Sunday afternoon (27th April)  both sides could not be separated after 82 minutes of some tough, intensive football and must […]

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Norma Foley at her home in Staughton's Row.

Profile: Politics A Way Of Life For Norma

April 29, 2014 at 1:29 pm Comments are Disabled

“In politics, you make your place or you take your place. You don’t expect special treatment because of your gender or ability. You fight your corner.” By Dermot Crean “POLITICS is in his/her blood” is a trite description some observers bandy about when talking about various political candidates. But in the case of […]

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The Tralee Business Built From Lego

The Tralee Business Built From Lego

April 29, 2014 at 1:12 pm 1 comment

By Gavin O’Connor TUCKED INTO  an innocuous corner of a Tralee estate is a house you wouldn’t give a second glance to, but behind its walls you’ll find it rammed full of an eclectic mix of expensive collectibles. Stuffed into every corner there are such items as 19th century watercolours, […]

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Vision Board Workshop

April 29, 2014 at 7:40 am Comments are Disabled

ON Saturday, May 3, artist and Integrated Energy Therapist Tricia O’Connor is running a Vision Board Workshop from 12.30-2.30pm in Collis Sandes House, Oakpark,. A visionboard is made from magazine clippings and is a creative tool used, to help you clarify, concentrate and maintain focus on a specific life goal. The […]

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TCA: ‘Candidates Must Back Local Business’

TCA: ‘Candidates Must Back Local Business’

April 28, 2014 at 9:19 pm Comments are Disabled

LOCAL election candidates have been sent a strong message from Tralee Chamber Alliance to commit to backing policies that support their local businesses. A detailed manifesto containing a number of key measures that need to be addressed by the politicians who will be elected to Kerry County Council, could lead […]

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ITT EU Project Tackles Youth Unemployment

ITT EU Project Tackles Youth Unemployment

April 28, 2014 at 8:48 pm Comments are Disabled

PROJECT partners from six European countries Germany (co-ordinator), Austria, Italy, Ireland (ITT), Spain and Poland met at the ITT recently to collaborate on an EU project entitled TeamCoaching, which aims to find solutions for the unemployed young people. In order to up-skill this specific cohort a training concept from the German […]

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Tax relief for start-ups

Tax relief for start-ups

April 28, 2014 at 8:36 pm Comments are Disabled

By Chris Murray No Income Tax for New Business Start Ups ENTREPRENEURS moving from long-term unemployment to business creation can now avail of income tax relief for two years. The Start Your Own Business Relief was introduced in Budget 2014 and made provision for a new incentive for people who […]

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Sarah Corridon, Caroline Corridon and Eileen Stack, Ballyheigue at the Ladies Luncheon and Fashion Afternoon in aid of the Recovery Haven at Ballyroe Heights Hotel on Sunday afternoon. Photo by Dermot Crean

Feast Of Fashion At Ladies Lunch

April 28, 2014 at 8:02 pm Comments are Disabled

SUPER-STYLISH ladies from all over the county came to Ballyroe Heights Hotel on Sunday for the Ladies Luncheon and Fashion Show in aid of the Recovery Haven. The event was organised by Margaret Brick of Connexions Marketing, in support of Recovery Haven Cancer Support House in Tralee and was hosted by Orlagh Winters. […]

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St Pats Blennerville GAA Club News 28/04/2014

St Pats Blennerville GAA Club News 28/04/2014

April 28, 2014 at 1:50 pm Comments are Disabled

Dingle Way Challenge 2014: Bang! We are back! The Dingle Way Challenge 2014 will take place on Sunday 1st June. This year we will bus you back to thevillage of Cloghane on the foothills of the famous Mount Brandon. From there you will walk 55km along some of the most stunning scenery in the world through Castlegregory and […]

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‘Time For The Music’ At Siamsa

‘Time For The Music’ At Siamsa

April 28, 2014 at 1:44 pm Comments are Disabled

By Gavin O’Connor HUNDREDS of music lovers enjoyed the best of entertainment from young performers at the weekend when Oliver Hurley’s School of Musical Theatre staged ‘Time For The Music’ in Siamsa Tire. The production was months in the making and featured children of all ages. There were three shows […]

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43 Bags Of Litter Collected At Beaches

43 Bags Of Litter Collected At Beaches

April 28, 2014 at 1:27 pm Comments are Disabled

DESPITE the bad weather on Saturday, volunteers came together on three of Kerry’s beaches to join in on the ‘Beach Blitz’ and help clean up Banna Beach, Maherabeg Cut and Blennerville. A fantastic effort was made by all those who braved the elements. A total of 24 people turned up and […]

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Kerins O’Rahillys Club News 28/04/14

Kerins O’Rahillys Club News 28/04/14

April 28, 2014 at 1:20 pm Comments are Disabled

Kerins O’Rahillys Notes Juveniles U6/8/10 Training for this age group continues in Healy Park on Saturdays at 11am. U8/10 Girls Our U8/10 girls trained as usual on Saturday last. These girls are a joy to watch as their skill level continues to improve every week and they are in preparation for the many blitzes they […]

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Sport: Kieran Donaghy Out With Suspected Dislocated Shoulder

Sport: Kieran Donaghy Out With Suspected Dislocated Shoulder

April 28, 2014 at 11:30 am Comments are Disabled

Kieran Donaghy could spend extended time on the sideline due to a suspected dislocated shoulder injury sustained during Austin Stacks first round Championship match against Milltown/Castlemaine yesterday. The player was admitted to Tralee General hospital where he underwent a scan, the results of which should be known today. This is yet […]

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Kerry School Of Music Newsletter 28/04/14

Kerry School Of Music Newsletter 28/04/14

April 28, 2014 at 11:05 am 1 comment

General Information: Kerry School of Music head office in High St, Tralee is open six days a week- Monday to Friday from 9.30am to 5pm and on Saturdays from 9am-1pm. We can also can be contacted at  066 7125690, by email at kerrymusicschool@eircom.ie , on Facebook or by visiting our website at www.kerryschoolofmusic.com  where regular updates and news on forthcoming events are […]

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Ballymacelligott GAA Club News 28/04/14

Ballymacelligott GAA Club News 28/04/14

April 28, 2014 at 10:17 am Comments are Disabled

LOTTO The Lotto was held in Ballygarry House on Monday 21st April 2014.  The jackpot was €11,700 and the numbers drawn were 10, 19,21,28.  There was no winner. Lucky Dip 1. Moss Crowe, Chutehall 2. Paudie Heffernan, Kielduff 3. Denis O Shea, Lisbeg, Tralee 4. Marie Shanahan, Kielduff 5. Tom […]

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Sport: Extra Time Not Enough to Separate Stacks And Milltown/Castlemaine

Sport: Extra Time Not Enough to Separate Stacks And Milltown/Castlemaine

April 28, 2014 at 9:36 am Comments are Disabled

Austin Stacks  0-11   Milltown/Castemaine 1-08 By Gavin O’Connor EXTRA TIME was needed but it still couldn’t decide a winner between Austin Stacks and Milltown/Castemaine in this scrappy and sometimes ill-tempered Championship encounter. Connolly Park was bathed in sunshine for the 2.30 throw-in, the ground was hard allowing for perfect conditions. The […]

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Mary O'Donnell

Mary O’Donnell: Our Love Affair With Fake Tan

April 28, 2014 at 8:43 am 1 comment

Herbs & Roses Olivia Wall and myself were invited to judges the Best Dressed Lady at the Herbs and Roses launch of the Elemis Brand at the Fels Point Hotel last Thursday. Given the number of beautifully turned out ladies it was a very tough decision. However Marguerite Trant was […]

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Profile: Jim’s Journey In Public Life

Profile: Jim’s Journey In Public Life

April 27, 2014 at 11:24 am Comments are Disabled

“Politics is a personal journey, you either believe in something or you don’t. You’re in a party but you make certain personal decisions. If I lost that approach I would leave politics without hesitation.” By Dermot Crean LOOK around Tralee and chances are you’ll see a bit of Jim Finucane in […]

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