Archive for December, 2014

REVIEW 2014: The News From December

REVIEW 2014: The News From December

December 31, 2014 at 12:48 pm Comments are Disabled

See above ad for special offer And finally, here’s the news we brought you in December… • At the beginning of December we told you about a Tralee man who was involved in a shipwreck while taking part in the Volvo Ocean Race. Brian Carlin from Cloghers, a member of Tralee Bay Sailing […]

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Johnnie Wall: What I Want For Tralee In 2015

Johnnie Wall: What I Want For Tralee In 2015

December 31, 2014 at 12:44 pm 1 comment

Johnnie Wall says what Tralee needs for the new year is jobs… Each and every year, for many years, my New Year’s wish for our town was and still is, that an industrialist would suddenly get the idea that Tralee was the place to set up business and that we […]

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Zoe’s World: It’s Been A Pretty Good Year

Zoe’s World: It’s Been A Pretty Good Year

December 31, 2014 at 12:41 pm Comments are Disabled

THIS is my last post of 2014. I know that it may seem shocking that you have put up with me since the middle of July, but I think overall, it has been a pretty good year. I don’t like the concept of the New Year. The whole “New Year, New […]

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VIDEO: CBS Pupils Give A Memorable Rendition Of ‘Let It Go’

VIDEO: CBS Pupils Give A Memorable Rendition Of ‘Let It Go’

December 31, 2014 at 12:40 pm Comments are Disabled

HERE’S something that passed us by during the Christmas madness. This video of CBS Primary School pupils singing ‘Let It Go’ was uploaded to Vimeo over a week ago by teacher Michelle Culloty. It features pupils from Laura O’Keeffe’s Junior Infants class giving it their all during their version of […]

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REVIEW 2014: The News From November

REVIEW 2014: The News From November

December 31, 2014 at 12:35 pm Comments are Disabled

Continuing our Review of 2014, here’s what we brought you in November… • AUSTIN Stacks ended a 20 year barren spell without a senior county championship title in emphatic style against Mid Kerry in Killarney on November 2. With the light dimming, captain Barry Shanahan lifted the Bishop Moynihan Cup to […]

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Kieran Donaghy, bares down on goal against Mid Kerry.

REVIEW 2014: The News From October

December 30, 2014 at 11:14 am Comments are Disabled

Continuing our Review of 2014, here’s the news from October… • WE reported early in October that drugs with an estimated value of €16k were found in the Ballyseedy area. Members of the Kerry Divisional Drugs Unit, acting on confidential information, uncovered the suspected amphetamines weighing over a kilo, in […]

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REVIEW 2014: The Best Of #Tralee On Social Media (Part Two)

REVIEW 2014: The Best Of #Tralee On Social Media (Part Two)

December 30, 2014 at 11:13 am Comments are Disabled

HERE’S part two of our round-up of the best photos posted in and around Tralee over the past eight months, from our  popular weekly feature, ‘#Tralee On Social Media This Week’. We decided to compile the best ones we’ve featured (see part one here). I’m sure you’ll agree many of them are quite spectacular. […]

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Some of the Cast who will performing in the Aladdin Christmas Panto in Siamsa Tire were, from left: John Drummey, Tom Hanifin and Gary Murphy. Photo by Gavin O'Connor.

PHOTOS: Curtain Comes Up For Panto Season In Tralee

December 30, 2014 at 11:12 am 1 comment

PANTO season gets underway in town today with the opening performance of ‘Aladdin’ in Siamsa Tire. Oliver Hurley Productions will be taking on the classic Arabian tale, adapted most famously by Disney, with plenty of special effects,  sing-along moments and loads of laughs. Continued below… “The cast and the audiences love […]

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Austin Stack's players and fans celebrate winning the county championship last November. Photo by Dermot Crean.

REVIEW 2014: Ten Sporting Moments To Remember (Part Two)

December 30, 2014 at 11:11 am Comments are Disabled

  Part two of our look back on 10 significant sporting stories we covered around over the past eight months. (click here for part one)…  The Dennehy Brothers Star For Cork City In a county not in short supply of famous GAA siblings, the two Dennehys, Billy and Darren, have been blazing […]

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REVIEW 2014: The News From September

REVIEW 2014: The News From September

December 30, 2014 at 11:09 am Comments are Disabled

Continuing our Review of 2014, here’s the news we brought you from September… • September began with the disappointing news that a volunteer with the Tralee Red Cross had €3,000 worth of his belongings stolen from his van while doing work for the Red Cross. The theft took place from […]

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Na Gaeil GAA News

Na Gaeil GAA News

December 29, 2014 at 10:48 pm Comments are Disabled

HAPPY NEW YEAR A very happy and prosperous New Year to all our members. NATIONAL GAA Draw In association with Croke Park, Na Gaeil are participating in a Monster 15 Prize Draw for prizes including All Star trips , trip to New York,€ 1,500 travel voucher, 2 € 1,000 shopping […]

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REVIEW 2014: The News From August

REVIEW 2014: The News From August

December 29, 2014 at 1:05 pm Comments are Disabled

Continuing our Review of 2014, here’s the news we brought you from August… • We reported that the Entente Florale judges were very impressed with the town when they visited. “It was a great success. It’s very hard to judge because we had 12 different adjudicators from 11 different countries, but […]

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REVIEW 2014: Ten Sporting Moments To Remember (Part One)

REVIEW 2014: Ten Sporting Moments To Remember (Part One)

December 29, 2014 at 12:57 pm Comments are Disabled

We look back on 10 sporting stories we covered around Tralee over the past eight months, that were significant in different ways (part 2 tomorrow)…   Ultan Dillane Makes Senior Debut For Connaught Former Tralee RFC  youth player, Ultan Dillane, was selected in the Connacht squad which faced Leinster in their Pro12 clash in the […]

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REVIEW 2014: The Best Of #Tralee On Social Media (Part One)

REVIEW 2014: The Best Of #Tralee On Social Media (Part One)

December 29, 2014 at 12:26 pm Comments are Disabled

ONE of TraleeToday.ie’s most popular features has been our weekly ‘#Tralee On Social Media This Week’ round up of photos. The quality of the snaps has blown us away over the last number of months so we decided to compile the best ones we’ve featured in two separate posts (part 2 tomorrow). The photos below were taken in […]

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Sean Taaffe: To Cut Or Not To Cut

Sean Taaffe: To Cut Or Not To Cut

December 29, 2014 at 12:03 pm 1 comment

See above ad for special offer Our hair expert columnist, Sean Taaffe of the Sean Taaffe Hair Group answers some common questions on hair care… Question: I’ve long hair and have had it really long for years. I’m not very tall and someone has said it’ll suit me better shorter. […]

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Ballymacelligott GAA News

Ballymacelligott GAA News

December 29, 2014 at 11:49 am Comments are Disabled

​LOTTO The lotto was held in O Riadas Bar on Monday 22nd December 2014.  Numbers drawn were 2,5,21,24.  There was no winner. Lucky Dips 1. James Foley, c/o Tony Marshall 2. B O Connor, Scart c/o Brendan Mannix 3. Sheila Griffin, Gortatlea 4. Dave Slattery, c/o Paula Silles 5. Tom […]

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St Pat’s GAA News

St Pat’s GAA News

December 29, 2014 at 11:46 am Comments are Disabled

Lotto There was no winner of our Club lotto draw on Sunday night last. The numbers drawn were 06, 13, 25 & 28. The five €30 consolation prizes went to Christy Murphy Derrymore West, Chrissie c/o PJ Higgins, F&F c/o Betty’s, David Savage Curraheen & Eimear Moriarty Curraheen. Next week’s […]

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REVIEW 2014: The News From July

REVIEW 2014: The News From July

December 29, 2014 at 11:37 am Comments are Disabled

Continuing our Review of 2014, here’s some of the news we brought you back in July… • On July 1, we told you about the first All-Ireland title won by the John Mitchels GAA Club with their Under 14 side victorious at the Féile competition in Galway. The Under 14 side won […]

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John Mitchels GAA News

John Mitchels GAA News

December 28, 2014 at 10:23 pm Comments are Disabled

SENIOR TOWN CHAMPIONSHIP SEMI-FINAL The Semi-Final of the Championship is now scheduled for Saturday January 17th 2015 at 7.00 p.m. in the Mitchels Complex. The Final is fixed for Sunday January 31st at 2.00 pm in Ballymac. BINGO Our Bingo continues on Wednesday, Friday and Sunday nights. Bingo is a vital […]

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

PHOTOS: Telling The Big GAA Stories Of The Year Through Pictures

December 28, 2014 at 3:23 pm Comments are Disabled

WE’VE been taking photos at the big GAA games since TraleeToday.ie went live in April. Here we look back at some of the images we took, which tell the big stories of the year… Continued below… • It’s amazing to think now that back in May, while Austin Stacks were taking […]

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PHOTOS: The 12 Cribs Of Christmas

PHOTOS: The 12 Cribs Of Christmas

December 28, 2014 at 2:29 pm Comments are Disabled

WHILE many young people went off doing the ’12 Pubs Of Christmas’, there’s an altogether different (and far more healthy) alternative. Adrienne McLoughlin, a regular photography contributor to TraleeToday.ie, went around town on St Stephen’s Day taking snaps of Christmas cribs, 12 to be precise. Continued below… “They are all […]

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REVIEW 2014: Our Movie Guy Picks His Films Of The Year

REVIEW 2014: Our Movie Guy Picks His Films Of The Year

December 28, 2014 at 1:33 pm 1 comment

TraleeToday.ie’s movie reviewer, John Lyons, looks back on the year in film… Seeing as this is the last article of the 2014, it’s only fitting to do a top ten list. It’s been a pleasure writing these reviews for the website throughout the year, I look forward to it every […]

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Roger Harty: Mindfulness In Everyday Life

Roger Harty: Mindfulness In Everyday Life

December 28, 2014 at 12:25 pm Comments are Disabled

When you ask the question ‘what are we?’ an obvious answer is ‘Human Beings’. To an alien coming from outer space that would sound very strange as he would observe that we spend the majority of our waking time ‘Doing’. Perhaps we should be called ‘Human Do’ers’ instead – at […]

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Austin Stacks GAA News

Austin Stacks GAA News

December 28, 2014 at 10:48 am Comments are Disabled

SEASON’S GREETINGS: We wish all our members, supporters, and all readers of these Notes all the best for 2015. REVIEW OF THE 2014 SEASON: After covering Hurling, Junior Football, Minor Football and U21F over the past two weeks, we finally, in this issue, deal with Senior Football. SENIOR FOOTBALL: By any standards 2014 […]

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Ogie Moran makes a dash for the warm waters of the Atlantic. Photo by Dermot Crean

VIDEO/PHOTOS: Hundreds Race For The Water In Fenit

December 27, 2014 at 3:20 pm Comments are Disabled

IT was a glorious morning for a dip on Christmas Day as an estimated 600 swimmers ran for the sea in Fenit. They began arriving well before the noon start time, (un)dressed to impress in all sorts of Christmas outfits with the Santa hat an ubiquitous accessory. Members of Fenit RNLI […]

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False Alarm As Rescue Helicopter Called To Canal Area

False Alarm As Rescue Helicopter Called To Canal Area

December 27, 2014 at 1:26 pm 1 comment

MANY residents on the west side of town may have seen a rescue service helicopter hovering over the canal area on St Stephen’s night at around 10pm. Apparently a member of the public reported that a woman had fallen into the canal while out  jogging and as a result the helicopter and […]

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Running participants take off at the Bill Kirby Memorial Walk from Kirby's Brogue Inn last St Stephens Day. Photo by Dermot Crean

VIDEO/PHOTOS: Blowing Off The Cobwebs At Bill Kirby Memorial Walk

December 27, 2014 at 1:02 pm Comments are Disabled

IT was a pretty miserable morning but the mood of the people who gathered outside the Brogue on Friday  did not mirror the weather. Everyone in the crowd of a few hundred people was in high spirits at the Rock Street venue before the start of the annual Bill Kirby Memorial Walk. […]

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Happy Christmas To All Our Readers

Happy Christmas To All Our Readers

December 23, 2014 at 10:53 pm Comments are Disabled

WE’RE taking a bit of a break for the next few days here at TraleeToday.ie, but we’ll be back on Saturday, December 27 with coverage of the Christmas swim in Fenit, the Bill Kirby Memorial Walk and more of our ‘Review of 2014’. I’d like to wish all our readers, […]

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Na Gaeil GAA News

Na Gaeil GAA News

December 23, 2014 at 10:13 pm Comments are Disabled

NOLLAIG SHONA:Wishing all our members peace and happiness for Christmas and the new year. NATIONAL GAA DRAW: In association with Croke Park, Na Gaeil are participating in a Monster 15 Prize Draw for prizes including All Star trips , trip to New York,€ 1,500 travel voucher, 2 € 1,000 shopping vouchers […]

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Tadhg Ó Loingsigh, Laura O'Driscoll, Jack Moriarty and Anna Ní Loingsigh at the Gaelcholáiste Chiarraí Students' Debs Ball on Monday night. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Glamour At The Gaelcholáiste Chiarraí Students’ Debs

December 23, 2014 at 11:17 am Comments are Disabled

See great offer above THE Ballyroe Heights Hotel was buzzing on Monday night as students from Gaelcholáiste Chiarraí held their Debs Ball. The teenagers looked glamorous as they posed for photos before the event kicked off, with 75 students attending the meal, while another 100 tickets were sold for the ‘afters’. […]

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