Archive for January, 2015

Mick Galwey, Tom Cooper, Joe Brolly and Eoin Liston at the Austin Stacks GAA Corporate Lunch Fundraiser at the Ballygarry House Hotel on Friday. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Over 550 People Pack Ballygarry For Stacks’ Fundraiser

January 31, 2015 at 10:32 am Comments are Disabled

WHAT a fantastic afternoon, evening and night it was in the Ballygarry House Hotel yesterday for the Austin Stacks GAA corporate lunch fundraiser. There was wall to wall GAA legends among the 550 people present who gathered to celebrate the Rock club’s success in 2014. Companies and clubs from all over […]

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At the Fels Point Hotel end of year party, were from left: Carol Heffernan, Meagan Dunne, Shona Hoolahan, Karina Dodorovica, and Niamh Fitzgerald. Photo by Gavin O'Connor.

PHOTOS: Fels Point Hotel Say Thank You To Staff At Belated Christmas Party

January 31, 2015 at 10:31 am Comments are Disabled

DUE to the Christmas season being a busy time of year for the Fels Point Hotel, they had to forgo a Christmas party…until Friday night. Staff and management met up in the  Manor West Hotel, to let their hair down after a long and successful year for the business. “This […]

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The Wailing Wall: I Won’t Be Forsaking The ‘Pint Of Plain’ For Lent

The Wailing Wall: I Won’t Be Forsaking The ‘Pint Of Plain’ For Lent

January 31, 2015 at 10:31 am Comments are Disabled

  Johnnie Wall won’t be giving up his pint for Lent…due to philanthropic and social reasons of course!  LENT is close at hand (February 14) and you are probably considering what you are going to give up for the seven weeks. Before you make any drastic decision to go ‘tee-total’, spare a […]

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Five Things To Look Forward To In February…

Five Things To Look Forward To In February…

January 31, 2015 at 10:30 am 1 comment

We’re almost there… Let’s be honest here and admit that January wouldn’t rank high on everyone’s list of favourite months. Crap weather, no money, and the hangover, after the party that is December, kicks in. Bu we’re almost through it and we here at TraleeToday.ie felt that we should give people a […]

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Tralee Filmmaker Raises Funds To Distribute Work Nationwide

Tralee Filmmaker Raises Funds To Distribute Work Nationwide

January 31, 2015 at 9:01 am Comments are Disabled

  LOCAL filmmaker, Bertie Brosnan, is on the fundraising trail to try and get the short film, he wrote and directed, a nationwide distribution. The film is called, ‘Sineater’ and stars Joe Mullins – who played the lead role in the award winning and critically acclaimed “Pilgrim Hill” which was also […]

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Whaddya Think Of Joe Turning Up Like That Kieran?

Whaddya Think Of Joe Turning Up Like That Kieran?

January 30, 2015 at 8:05 pm 1 comment

KIERAN Donaghy got a shock this afternoon when a special friend dropped into the Austin Stacks Corporate Fundraiser in Ballygarry House Hotel. While MC, Second Captains’ Eoin McDevitt was interviewing the Rockies ace about his, now famous, post All-Ireland comment “Whaddya think of that?” aimed at Joe Brolly, guess who stepped out from […]

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Amanda Twomey, Gemma O'Connor, Ellen Dempsey and Elisha Buckley at the opening night of the Mercy Mounthawk students' performance of 'The Plough And The Stars' at Siamsa Tíre on Thursday. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Full House For Mounthawk Students’ Show At Siamsa

January 30, 2015 at 10:07 am Comments are Disabled

SIAMSA Tíre was packed last night as students from Mercy Mounthawk performed the first show in their three night run of ‘The Plough And The Stars’. Their fellow students, as well as teenagers from other schools around the county, watched on as the actors delivered top performances to justify all the […]

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The crew from French TV show 'Faut Pas Rever' Christian Auxemery, Bertrand Edel and Michel Magnien with Declan Dowling of Kingdom Greyhound Stadium. Photo by Dermot Crean

French TV Show Featuring Tralee Will Air To Over Three Million People Tonight

January 30, 2015 at 10:07 am Comments are Disabled

REMEMBER the French TV crew who were here during the summer filming at the Kingdom Greyhound Stadium (click here to refresh your memory)? Well the fruits of their travels will be revealed tonight on French national television to an estimated audience of over three million viewers, giving a huge tourism boost […]

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Five Things Kerry Have To Focus On For The League

Five Things Kerry Have To Focus On For The League

January 30, 2015 at 10:03 am Comments are Disabled

On the eve of the opening weekend of the Allianz National Football League, Gavin O’Connor looks at five key areas Kerry need to concentrate on before the summer… 1. Getting Off To A Good Start In Eamonn Fitzmaurice’s previous two seasons presiding over Kerry in the league, he has failed to […]

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Interview: End Of An Era For Teen Rockers As Music Project Finishes

Interview: End Of An Era For Teen Rockers As Music Project Finishes

January 30, 2015 at 10:03 am Comments are Disabled

TraleeToday.ie’s Fergus Dennehy talks to John Buggy about the end of a project which was important to the lives of many young people over the past 12 years… THE Live Band Project (LBP) which has entertained and educated hundreds of young people over the last 12 years has finished its long work […]

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Over 100 Businesses To Exhibit At Event In Fels Point

Over 100 Businesses To Exhibit At Event In Fels Point

January 30, 2015 at 9:54 am Comments are Disabled

BUSINESSWOMEN from all over the county will exhibit at the Business EXPO which will be held at Fels Point Hotel on Sunday, February 8 from 12-6pm. Over 100 exhibitors range from the food and tourism sectors to health and fitness, coaching, consultation, fashion and retail, dance and leisure, IT, web and […]

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Dr Caitlin O’Connor: Overusing Your Wrists And Fingers? Watch Out For This…

Dr Caitlin O’Connor: Overusing Your Wrists And Fingers? Watch Out For This…

January 30, 2015 at 9:53 am Comments are Disabled

  Dr Caitlin O’Connor of Tralee Medical Centre in St Brendan’s Park on Carpal Tunnel Syndrome… What is Carpal Tunnel Syndrome? Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (CTS for short) is the name given to a sensation of numbness, weakness, tingling and general discomfort in the area of the wrist and hand. What causes […]

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In 2014, David Moran announced himself on the big stage. Photo by Dermot Crean.

David Moran Captains Kerry With Tommy Walsh On The Bench

January 29, 2015 at 10:03 pm Comments are Disabled

  DAVID Moran is to captain his county on Sunday against Mayo in the Allianz National Football League opening match. With new captain Kieran Donaghy unavailable due to Austin Stacks’ involvement in the club championship, it’ll be a proud moment for the Kerins O’Rahilly’s man. The team contains just six of […]

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President Higgins To Visit IT Tralee Next Month

January 29, 2015 at 4:20 pm 1 comment

  OUR head of state will be hoping for a warmer welcome to Tralee than he got outside a Dublin school last week, when he visits in February. President Micheal D Higgins will be in IT Tralee’s North Campus on Febuary 24 to officially launch the college’s UNESCO Chair in Inclusive PE, Sport, Fitness […]

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Right2Water Protest March In Town This Saturday

Right2Water Protest March In Town This Saturday

January 29, 2015 at 3:21 pm Comments are Disabled

  WITH the deadline day to sign up for water charges on Monday, the Right2Water group have scheduled a protest march in Tralee this Saturday. The marchers will assemble on in the Brandon car park at 12 noon. The latest march is part of national day of action against the […]

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Wetlands Climbing Wall To Be Completed By St Patrick’s Weekend

Wetlands Climbing Wall To Be Completed By St Patrick’s Weekend

January 29, 2015 at 12:43 pm Comments are Disabled

WORK commenced on the new climbing wall area in Tralee Bay Wetlands last week and is expected to be completed by St Patrick’s weekend. In addition to a 30 foot climbing wall there will also be a toddler play area added to the activities in the centre. The  play area will […]

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Donaghy Would Love To Play On Sunday, But Stacks Need Him Now

Donaghy Would Love To Play On Sunday, But Stacks Need Him Now

January 29, 2015 at 11:43 am Comments are Disabled

IT’s hard to imagine how the next year can go better for Kieran Donaghy than 2014 did. He starts the year, with a 4th All-Ireland medal, county and Munster medals for Stacks and the Kerry captaincy that comes with those successes. It’s a cruel irony that the performances that won […]

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Mother Gives Back To Those Who Helped Her Daughter With Autism

Mother Gives Back To Those Who Helped Her Daughter With Autism

January 29, 2015 at 11:02 am Comments are Disabled

A MOTHER of a child with autism is giving back to the schools which helped her child, by organising a charity night that will showcase the ‘Talent of Tralee’. Laura Smith of Racecourse Heights, is raising funds for Killahan Autism Unit Abbeydorney and St Joesph’s Autism Unit Castlemaine National School to say thanks for […]

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‘Santas’ Deliver Late Christmas Present To Charity

‘Santas’ Deliver Late Christmas Present To Charity

January 29, 2015 at 10:38 am Comments are Disabled

THE Santa 5k Fun Run which was in Tralee in December helped to raise an amazing €8,600 for the Ronald McDonald House Charities Ireland. Close to 1,000 runners, many dressed as Santas and their elves, braved the elements on December 14 in aid of the charity. (See video and photos here) The run was […]

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Local Woman Is One Of 12 Authors Nationally To Take Part In ‘Novel Fair 2015’

Local Woman Is One Of 12 Authors Nationally To Take Part In ‘Novel Fair 2015’

January 29, 2015 at 10:18 am Comments are Disabled

A TRALEE resident is in one of 12 writers who have been selected from almost 250 applicants to participate in Novel Fair 2015, an annual Irish Writers Centre initiative which will take place on Saturday, February 21. Barbara Magee Lovric, an avid and talented writer from Knocknacuig in Tralee, has won a […]

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Tralee Rail Travellers To Be Inconvenienced By Engineering Works

Tralee Rail Travellers To Be Inconvenienced By Engineering Works

January 28, 2015 at 4:22 pm Comments are Disabled

  IF your travelling by rail to or from Tralee next week, be prepared for more than a ‘change at Mallow’. There will be engineering works taking place on the line between Killarney and Farranfore from Monday, February 2 to Thursday, February 5, which means Tralee passengers will have to get buses to […]

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So Where’s The Cheapest Place In Town To Fill Up Your Motor?

So Where’s The Cheapest Place In Town To Fill Up Your Motor?

January 28, 2015 at 3:53 pm 1 comment

  WE checked out where the cheapest petrol price in town was three weeks ago and €1.28.9 was the lowest we found at Nolan’s Esso on North Circular Road and ‘Top’ at Manor. In that short space of time, a quick drive around to the stations on Wednesday morning revealed […]

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Ten Jobs Created As New Cafe To Open At Former ‘Charlie’s’ On The Mall

Ten Jobs Created As New Cafe To Open At Former ‘Charlie’s’ On The Mall

January 28, 2015 at 2:59 pm 1 comment

TEN new jobs will be created in the coming days with the opening of a new cafe where Charlie Nelligan’s Coffee Shop used to be located. Mr Nelligan retired from the coffee shop on Christmas Eve and sold the business to Jaroslaw Lukasiewicz, a Polish man, who has been living […]

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Zoe’s World: When Speaking Your Mind Unwittingly Hurts Your Friends

Zoe’s World: When Speaking Your Mind Unwittingly Hurts Your Friends

January 28, 2015 at 12:15 pm Comments are Disabled

“BE kind, for everyone is fighting their own battle”, is a quote that is often repeated and recited among the youth but it is never really put to practice. I didn’t realise this until I discovered that some of the things that I had been openly slamming, actually applied to […]

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Controversial Ballybunion Site To Go Under The Hammer for Between €125k-€175k

Controversial Ballybunion Site To Go Under The Hammer for Between €125k-€175k

January 28, 2015 at 11:14 am Comments are Disabled

A CONTROVERSIAL site in Ballybunion, where there were plans in the past to build a €25m hotel development, is up for auction next month in the RDS Dublin with a reserve of between €125,000-€175,000. The 2.45 acre site opposite Ozone Terrace, overlooking the Atlantic Ocean, was once the location of The Castle […]

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

Eamonn Fitzmaurice: “Tommy Walsh Will Give Us Something Different”

January 28, 2015 at 11:01 am Comments are Disabled

THERE are a few welcome headaches for Kerry manager, Eamonn Fitzmaurice as he prepares for the 2015 season. The Finuge man now has a wealth of depth in the squad to play with and one of the big questions from supporters on the eve of the National League opener against Mayo on […]

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Units At Tralee Shopping Centre To Be Auctioned Next Month

Units At Tralee Shopping Centre To Be Auctioned Next Month

January 28, 2015 at 10:53 am Comments are Disabled

NINE units in Tralee Shopping Centre will go under the hammer in next month’s Allsop Auction in Dublin, with a reserve price of between €475,000-€525,000. Units 1, 6, 8, 10, 10a, 12, 14, 20 and 20a will be offered collectively as one lot. Two units are subject to tenancies (Shoe Zone […]

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O’Rahilly’s To Face Legion While Stacks Get A Bye In Club Champioship

O’Rahilly’s To Face Legion While Stacks Get A Bye In Club Champioship

January 27, 2015 at 5:02 pm Comments are Disabled

    KERINS O’Rahilly’s will face Legion in the first round of the senior club championship which commences April 19. Austin Stacks got a bye in the first round, while in the intermediate grade, John Mitchels  got a home draw against Finuge. In the junior championship, Churchill will host Na […]

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Churchill GAA Club News

Churchill GAA Club News

January 27, 2015 at 2:27 pm Comments are Disabled

The lotto of jackpot £1200 was held in the Tankard on Friday night and their was no winner,The lucky dip winners were £50 Pat o Connor Knockenagh Barrow and £25 Marie Rollls Knochanish Spa, Maureen Murphy Scrahan Cross and Caroline Murphy Ballygarron. Next draw of jackpot £1250 will be held […]

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Fenit Samphires FC Club News

Fenit Samphires FC Club News

January 27, 2015 at 12:27 pm Comments are Disabled

U16 Fenit Samphires 1 Ballyhar 2 How the 16s did not come away with at least a point last weekend is a mystery. A fabulous performance against a good team ended in a 2-1 loss for us. We started with Ciaran Carmody in goal (for the injured Brian O’Regan) but […]

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