Archive for August, 2014

Photos: Images From Kerry’s Epic Encounter With Mayo

Photos: Images From Kerry’s Epic Encounter With Mayo

August 31, 2014 at 4:01 pm Comments are Disabled

NOW that we’ve got out breath back after yesterday’s heartstopping Kerry V Mayo match, here’s some photos you might enjoy from the epic All-Ireland Semi-final in Limerick. And if you’re the young fella who took this great selfie with Man Of The Match, James O’Donoghue; great opportunism kid! • We’ll have more […]

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At The Omniplex: ‘What If’

At The Omniplex: ‘What If’

August 31, 2014 at 10:54 am Comments are Disabled

  ‘What If’ By John Lyons LIKE most film fanatics, whenever I’m feeling stressed about something, I like to go to the cinema and forget about my troubles for two hours. That was the case this week when I was let down by a famous film-maker who had promised me an […]

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Roger Harty: Fear And Living In The Modern World

Roger Harty: Fear And Living In The Modern World

August 31, 2014 at 10:52 am Comments are Disabled

IN my previous article (here) I wrote about how ancient man experienced real fear. The reality that he was going to die when he stepped out of his immediate environment (comfort zone) for more rewards (rich pickings) with the prospect (risk) of attack from dangerous wild animals or neighbouring tribes. […]

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VIDEO: Mayo Legend In Tralee Takes The Ice Challenge With Leo Griffin

VIDEO: Mayo Legend In Tralee Takes The Ice Challenge With Leo Griffin

August 31, 2014 at 10:47 am Comments are Disabled

SO it’s all over and Mayo still have to break the curse put on them by a priest back in 1951. One man who played on that team, Paddy Prendergast, resides in Tralee and he showed what a good sport he is by doing the Ice Bucket Challenge on Friday. […]

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Caroline O'Donoghue, Andrea Quirke, Edwina Hurley, Jackie Moriarty and Tara Dillon at the Balloonagh Secondary School Class of 1997 reunion in O'Donnell's Bar, Mounthawk on Friday night. Photo by Dermot Crean

Photos: Balloonagh Ladies Party Like It’s 1997

August 31, 2014 at 10:43 am Comments are Disabled

EAR-SPLITTING laughter was the order of the night at O’Donnell’s in Mounthawk  on Friday, as ladies recalled their 90s heyday. The Balloonagh Secondary School Class of 1997 got back together to reminisce about their schooldays with a ‘Dress To Impress’ theme and they certainly didn’t disappoint. The glamorous bunch of […]

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At the handing over of the proceeds of the Tralee Lions Club's Golf Classic to local charities and groups were, back from left; Lions Club members Teddy Reynolds and Michael Higgins; Mary O’Keeffe MS Tralee Branch; Tim O’Donoghue KDYS; Louie O’Connell and Michael Stack (Golf Classic winners)  and Garda Stephen Kelly and Enda McInerney, Community Garda. Front  from left; Gillian Wharton Slattery; Tralee International Resource Centre; Mark Boyle, President Tralee Lions Club; Maree O’Connor and Sheila Power Kerry Branch Down Syndrome. Photo by Dermot Crean

Lions Club Golf Classic Raises €6,700 For Local Groups

August 31, 2014 at 10:36 am Comments are Disabled

SIX charities and centres received a boost on Friday when they received cheques from the Tralee Lions Club. Outgoing President of Tralee Lions Club, Mark Boyle, distributed the cheques – the proceeds from their annual golf classic totalling €6,700 – at the offices of the winners of the event, Baily’s Solicitors […]

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Legends...Ogie Moran and Kieran Donaghy celebrate after Kerry beat Mayo in Limerick on Saturday evening. Photo by Dermot Crean

It Was About Guts, Glory And Tralee Heroes

August 30, 2014 at 9:57 pm 2 comments

By Dermot Crean THE photos show what it means. Ogie Moran ran on to the field after the final whistle and met his son David and Kieran Donaghy. There were tears in his eyes as he embraced them and told them both how great they played. ‘Epic’ doesn’t quite cover what […]

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Video/Photo: A Cool First Day At St Ita’s And St Joseph’s School

Video/Photo: A Cool First Day At St Ita’s And St Joseph’s School

August 30, 2014 at 8:25 am Comments are Disabled

  IT turned out to be a really cool first day in St Ita’s and St Joseph’s as the 82 students started back to school and staff took the Ice Bucket Challenge. The Caherslee school, which caters for children and teenagers with a mild learning disability and draws its attendance from […]

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VIDEOS: More Local Businesses Take The Ice Bucket Challenge

VIDEOS: More Local Businesses Take The Ice Bucket Challenge

August 30, 2014 at 8:23 am Comments are Disabled

IS there anyone dry left in the town? The Ice Bucket Challenge is reaching saturation point (sorry!) at this stage, but when it’s for a cause as good as Motor Neuron Disease research, may it continue until every last one of us is dripping. For anyone who missed some of […]

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Out To Lunch: Feeling ‘Appy At The Abbey

Out To Lunch: Feeling ‘Appy At The Abbey

August 30, 2014 at 8:22 am Comments are Disabled

The Abbey Inn Abbey Street GROWING up in Tralee, the Abbey has taken a number of guises over the years. When I was a teenager in the late 80s, it was the place where the bikers and rockers went, so I missed out on going there back then. My impressions […]

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Orla Ní Choisteala and Ava Ní Dhaibhín at Gaelscoil Mhic Easmainn on  Friday morning. Photo by Dermot Crean

Photos: New Arrivals Get A ‘Céad Míle Fáilte’ At The Gaelscoil

August 30, 2014 at 8:18 am Comments are Disabled

THE junior infants in Gaelscoil Mhic Easmainn were well settled when TraleeToday.ie visited on Friday morning to get a class photo. “We had a very exciting day yesterday with our 43 new junior infants and everybody was very happy both coming into school and going home,” said Principal Cáit Uí Chonchúir. […]

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Eamonn Fitzmaurice, prepares for his third year in charge with Kerry. Photo by Dermot Crean.

Kerry v Mayo: Five Questions To Ponder On For The Big Match

August 30, 2014 at 8:18 am Comments are Disabled

Gavin O’Connor looks at the key questions that will be answered on Saturday in Limerick… Who will favour the six day turnaround? Coming out of Croke Park last Sunday, the feeling was that Kerry would! Given that Mayo had just put in a gruelling second half of football,  a man […]

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Driving To The Match? You Better Know This Then…

Driving To The Match? You Better Know This Then…

August 29, 2014 at 2:59 pm Comments are Disabled

THOUSANDS of Kerry fans are driving to Limerick for the match against Mayo in the Gaelic Grounds on Saturday. You better know what the traffic management plan is then! The following is the Garda Traffic Management Plan to cater for the match, including road closures and diversions. • The Garda advice to […]

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KGH Nursing Staff Shortage At Crisis Point Says INMO

KGH Nursing Staff Shortage At Crisis Point Says INMO

August 29, 2014 at 8:24 am Comments are Disabled

THE shortage of nurses within Kerry General Hospital has reached crisis point according to the Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation. The INMO is  now calling for an immediate recruitment of staff specific to KGH to address this crisis. “The situation that currently exists within Kerry General Hospital is unsafe and […]

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Photos: #Tralee On Social Media This Week

Photos: #Tralee On Social Media This Week

August 29, 2014 at 8:23 am Comments are Disabled

EVERY week Traleetoday.ie pulls together all of the best photos put up in the Tralee area on social media. So what were you snapping this week… Instagramer, Cristin Dougherty, was in town on Monday and got this shot of a butterfly going about its business over looking Denny Street. Autumn […]

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Ms Sarah Daly's junior infants class in Moyderwell on Thursday morning. Photo by Dermot Crean

Settling In For Schooldays At Holy Family And Moyderwell

August 29, 2014 at 8:23 am Comments are Disabled

THURSDAY morning was a hive of activity in Moyderwell and Holy Family as the children settled into their first days at school. “It all went very well in our two classes,” said Principal of Moyderwell, Moira Quinlan. “There were a few tears but they settled down quickly so it’s a […]

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Junior Abdulsalam: Songs In The Key Of Life

Junior Abdulsalam: Songs In The Key Of Life

August 29, 2014 at 8:22 am Comments are Disabled

JUNIOR Abdulsalam is the bass player for local band Sumdaze who recently put out a new single called ‘All Smiles Around the City” Here are some of the songs that shaped his musical upbringing.  Oasis – Some Might Say I was about nine or 10 at the time. Long before […]

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New €1.4m Baile Mhuire Day-Care Centre Opens

New €1.4m Baile Mhuire Day-Care Centre Opens

August 29, 2014 at 8:20 am 1 comment

THE €1.4 million Baile Mhuire Day Care Centre for the elderly was officially opened in Balloonagh, Tralee by the Director General of the Health Service Executive, Tony O’Brien on Thursday morning. Employing 16 people, the facility opened its doors last April and it now provides a full range of care to the […]

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Seminar On Managing PR For Festivals And Food Events

Seminar On Managing PR For Festivals And Food Events

August 29, 2014 at 8:20 am Comments are Disabled

UPFRONT PR will host a one day training seminar focused on the PR and Publicity requirements of the Irish Festival, Food and Hospitality Industry next month. This one day Seminar in the Fels Point Hotel, on Monday, September 22, will be particularly useful for anyone managing the PR function for […]

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No Changes To Kerry Team For Mayo Replay

No Changes To Kerry Team For Mayo Replay

August 28, 2014 at 8:37 pm Comments are Disabled

THERE  are no changes to the Kerry side that will face Mayo this Saturday in the All-Ireland semi-final replay. Stephen O’Brien, who was a doubt because of a calf muscle injury, retains his place. Bryan Sheehan and Declan O’Sullivan remain on the bench. Throw-in for the match is at 5pm […]

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Barry O'Shea

Barry O’Shea: Kerry’s Quality Could Make The Difference

August 28, 2014 at 3:04 pm Comments are Disabled

Barry O’Shea says there are many ifs, buts and maybes about Saturday’s Kerry V Mayo clash, but the Kingdom’s quality up front could prevail… ONE of the major talking points coming out of Croke Park last Sunday was what happened to our extra man? I have a feeling the players didn’t […]

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Twins Oisin and Fionn Cotter on their first day at school in Scoil Eoin on Thursday morning. Photo by Dermot Crean

Photos: Four Sets Of Twins Start In Balloonagh School

August 28, 2014 at 1:12 pm Comments are Disabled

By Dermot Crean IT was an eventful day in Scoil Eoin on Thursday as almost 90 children made their in the doors for the first time – among them four sets of twins! The new school year is just beginning at the Balloonagh primary school and with that comes new surroundings […]

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ITT To Welcome World’s Leading Games Designer

ITT To Welcome World’s Leading Games Designer

August 28, 2014 at 9:43 am Comments are Disabled

A WORLD famous web games developer will be a special guest of the IT Tralee next month where she will share her expertise with students and lecturers. The visit of Ms Brenda Romero follows on from the auspicious beginning to last year’s academic year when students from the ITT welcomed television star Graham […]

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Young Tralee Talent Making Waves At Munster Rugby

Young Tralee Talent Making Waves At Munster Rugby

August 28, 2014 at 8:41 am Comments are Disabled

FOUR underage Tralee rugby players have had a busy few weeks representing Munster sides at home and abroad. The four players who are all members of Tralee RFC are Eoin O’Carroll, James O’Connor, Josh Barnes and Jack Quilter. “We consistently have three or four guys playing in Munster underage teams, which is very good for […]

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O’Halloran’s Hurling: Ballyduff And Lixnaw Have Enough To Book Final Place

O’Halloran’s Hurling: Ballyduff And Lixnaw Have Enough To Book Final Place

August 28, 2014 at 8:40 am Comments are Disabled

Our hurling analyst, Mike O’Halloran, looks at the two Kerry SHC semi-finals coming up this weekend… NEXT weekend sees both semi-finals of the Garveys SuperValu Kerry senior hurling championship take place in Austin Stacks Park Tralee. On Friday August 29 at 6.45, the kings of Kerry hurling, Kilmoyley and Ballyduff, face […]

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Dr Caitlin O’Connor: Heavy Schoolbags Can Damage Children’s Spines

Dr Caitlin O’Connor: Heavy Schoolbags Can Damage Children’s Spines

August 28, 2014 at 8:40 am Comments are Disabled

Dr Caitlin O’Connor of Tralee Medical Centre, St Brendan’s Park, on how parents can ensure heavy schoolbags don’t cause long-term damage to children’s spines… Schoolchildren may be damaging their spines by carrying heavy schoolbags. Risks include muscle strain, distortion of the natural ‘S’ curve of the spine and rounding of […]

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Culture Night Returns To Town With A Great Line-Up

Culture Night Returns To Town With A Great Line-Up

August 27, 2014 at 2:11 pm Comments are Disabled

NUMEROUS cultural activities will take place in Tralee as part of the national ‘Culture Night’ event on Friday,  September 19. A wide range of  free arts events will be made available to the public and will take place over the course of the night. The official opening of Culture Night […]

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The new junior infants class at Scoil Nuachabháil with teacher Jennifer Murphy and resource teacher Laura O'Brien. Photo by Dermot Crean

Photo: Ballymacelligott Children Begin Their Schooldays

August 27, 2014 at 12:49 pm Comments are Disabled

IT was a special day for 22 boys and girls in Ballymacelligott this Wednesday when they took their first steps into the world of education. Scoil Nuachabháil welcomed the 12 boys and 10 girls and they took to their new surroundings with ease. “They settled in perfectly this morning, no problem […]

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Charity Events In Trevor’s Memory Raise Almost €13,000

Charity Events In Trevor’s Memory Raise Almost €13,000

August 27, 2014 at 10:04 am Comments are Disabled

THREE charity events held in July and August in memory of a former Austin Stacks player raised almost €13,000. Trevor’s family and Austin Stacks Hurling Club organised three events in July/August for Bru Columbanus, Cork which is an independent charity that provides “home from home” accomodation for relatives of seriously […]

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Only Terrace Tickets Available To Public For Kerry V Mayo Replay

Only Terrace Tickets Available To Public For Kerry V Mayo Replay

August 27, 2014 at 9:43 am Comments are Disabled

KERRY GAA have made an announcement this morning that due to the “unbelievable” demand by clubs for tickets for the All-Ireland Semi-final replay, only terrace tickets will be available for public sale at the Austin Stack Park on this Wednesday from 7pm to 8pm. It is anticipated at this stage […]

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