Archive for March, 2015

Ballymac Man Wins €20,000 In National Lottery Draw

Ballymac Man Wins €20,000 In National Lottery Draw

March 31, 2015 at 5:37 pm Comments are Disabled

THERE was a nice windfall for a Ballymacelligott man at the weekend. Brendan Falvey won €20,000 in the National Lottery’s ‘Holiday Heaven’ Draw which was held on Saturday. He received his prize at the National Lottery headquarters from Ronan Leech, The National Lottery and the draw host Nuala Carey. Congratulations Brendan and […]

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Greyhound Stadium To See Boost In Numbers With Good Friday Drinks

Greyhound Stadium To See Boost In Numbers With Good Friday Drinks

March 31, 2015 at 4:12 pm Comments are Disabled

HUNDREDS are expected to head to the Kingdom Greyhound Stadium this Friday to avail of the sale of licensed alcohol…and the dog racing of course! A loophole in the drinking laws means that greyhound tracks around the country can serve alcohol on Good Friday – one of only two designated ‘dry days’ annually. Kingdom […]

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Kerry GAA Endorses Vital Service For Cancer Patients

Kerry GAA Endorses Vital Service For Cancer Patients

March 31, 2015 at 2:35 pm Comments are Disabled

THE Kerry team lent its support to a great service last week. The Kerry County Board agreed to endorse Kerry Cancer Support Group/Kerry Cork Health Link Bus as a Charity and posed for a photo (below) with the bus last week. “We are a good fit with the GAA in Kerry because we […]

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The commemorative stone being unveiled in the new Sean Crispie Park. Photo by Gavin O'Connor.

Former Public Servant Gets Fitting Tribute With Park Named In His Honour

March 31, 2015 at 12:49 pm Comments are Disabled

A FORMER town clerk received a fitting tribute with a new park named in his honour on the Castlemaine Road. The late Sean Crispie, former town clerk of Tralee from 1972 to 1994, sadly passed away this time last year – this Thursday being the first anniversary of his death. Unveiling the commemorative stone […]

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Kerins O'Rahilly's, Con Barrett gets in a hard challenge against St Micheal's Foilmore. Photo by Gavin O'Connor.

Kerins O’Rahilly’s Club News

March 31, 2015 at 12:36 pm Comments are Disabled

Senior Football Senior County League Division 1 Round 2 Kerins O’Rahillys 1-20 St Michael’s/Foilmore 0-04 St. Michael’s/Foilmore were the visitors to Strand Road on Saturday evening for the second round of the County League Division 1. The loss of our three Kerry players ensured starts for Greg O’ Connell, John […]

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Orlagh Winters: How Did Graham Dwyer Become Such A Monster?

Orlagh Winters: How Did Graham Dwyer Become Such A Monster?

March 31, 2015 at 12:17 pm Comments are Disabled

I THINK that everyone in the country exhaled on Friday evening after holding their breath in anticipation of the outcome of the Graham Dwyer trial. Never in my life I have been so happy to see this monster convicted. Even in her death this disgusting man desecrated the name of Elaine […]

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Kerins O'Rahilly's, Cormac Coffey aims a shot against, St Micheals/Foilmore. Photo by Gavin O'Connor.

PHOTOS: County League Round-Up – Stacks Falter While O’Rahilly’s Put Up A Big Score

March 31, 2015 at 11:59 am Comments are Disabled

  IT was a mixed bag for Tralee area sides in the county league, with the big winners being Kerins O’Rahilly’s and John Mitchels who are riding high in their divisions. Below are brief reports and scroll to the bottom to check out photos from yesterday’s action… Division 1 Kerins O’Rahilly’s […]

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Martin Ferris.

Martin Ferris To Be Keynote Speaker At Sinn Féin Easter Rising Commemoration In Tralee

March 31, 2015 at 11:25 am Comments are Disabled

  SINN Féin TD Martin Ferris will be the keynote speaker at their annual Easter Rising commemoration in Tralee this Sunday. The commemoration in Tralee will leave The Square at 12.30pm on Easter Sunday and proceed to the Republican Plot in Rath graveyard. Before leaving The Square a woman dressed in […]

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PHOTOS: Drama Group Prepares For Good Friday Pageant

PHOTOS: Drama Group Prepares For Good Friday Pageant

March 31, 2015 at 11:09 am Comments are Disabled

A TRALEE based drama group is putting the final touches to an Easter pageant which will take place on Good Friday. The ‘Tralee Parish Liturgy Drama Group’ has been preparing for several weeks now for their ‘Good Friday Pageant’ which will be taking place at St John’s  the Baptist Church, in Castle Street at […]

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Darragh Ó Sé Appointed Selector For Ireland International Rules Side

Darragh Ó Sé Appointed Selector For Ireland International Rules Side

March 31, 2015 at 10:43 am Comments are Disabled

DARRAGH Ó SÉ has been appointed as one of four selectors for the Ireland International Rules team that will play Australia at home in Croke Park this November. Ó Sé only stepped down from a three year stint with the Kerry U21s two weeks ago. Joe Kernan, former Armagh All-Ireland winning manager, has […]

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Austin Stack Park Work To Cost Up To €800,000

Austin Stack Park Work To Cost Up To €800,000

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

WORK on Austin Stack Park, which will commence at the end of May, is set to cost between €750,000 to €800,000, according to the Chairman of the Kerry County Board. The development work was approved at a meeting of the county committee last night in Tralee. Speaking to Jerry O’Sullivan […]

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Gardaí Investigate Child Sexual Abuse Allegations In North Kerry

Gardaí Investigate Child Sexual Abuse Allegations In North Kerry

March 31, 2015 at 9:28 am Comments are Disabled

GARDAÍ in north Kerry are investigating two separate allegations of child sexual abuse. It’s believed that in both cases the alleged incidents occurred in recent times and are not historical. The two cases are alleged to have taken place in north Kerry and in one case, the claims have been made against the […]

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Austin Stack Park To Shut From May Until Spring 2016

Austin Stack Park To Shut From May Until Spring 2016

March 30, 2015 at 11:31 pm Comments are Disabled

IT’S emerged this evening that Austin Stack Park will close at the end of May for upgrading work. A new sand-based pitch will be laid and there will be new floodlighting and other work. The news was revealed at the County Committee meeting tonight at Austin Stack Park. It is expected the work […]

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John Mitchels GAA News

John Mitchels GAA News

March 30, 2015 at 9:21 pm Comments are Disabled

SENIORS: St. Brendan’s League Final 2015: Please note the Final of the 2015 St. Brendan’s League 2015 between John Mitchels and St.Pats will take place on Friday next the 3th April in Caherslee at 6.30p.m.. Extra time will be played if teams are level at the end of normal time. […]

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Austin Stacks GAA News

Austin Stacks GAA News

March 30, 2015 at 9:14 pm Comments are Disabled

CLUB SOCIAL: Ballyroe Heights Hotel will be packed to the rafters on next Easter Sunday night (5th April) for our Annual Club Social which takes on an added significance this year with the presentation of a multitude of medals won during the 2014 season. Our Senior Footballers, of course, take pride of […]

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Action from Ballymacelligott v St Pats in Division 3 of the county league. Photo by Gavin O'Connor.

Ballymacelligott GAA Club News

March 30, 2015 at 9:02 pm Comments are Disabled

LOTTO The lotto draw was held in the Halfway Bar on Monday, 23rd March 2015 f or a lotto jackpot of €5,800.  The numbers drawn were 3,10,20,21.  There was no winner. Lucky Dips 1. Joe Leen, Chuethall 2. Ester O Connor, Scart, Gortatlea 3. Chris Leen, Kilquane 4. Mick O […]

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Action from Na Gaeil v Beale in the county league. Photo by Gavin O'Connor.

Na Gaeil GAA Club News

March 30, 2015 at 8:57 pm Comments are Disabled

NA GAEIL SENIOR: In the second round of the County League Na Gaeil faced Beale In Killeen. Na Gaeil who were playing into a strong breeze were first of the mark with two quick points from Jamie Lowham. Beale soon settled and as one would expect with a side playing […]

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Action from Ballymacelligott v St Pats. Photo by Gavin O'Connor.

St Pats GAA Club News

March 30, 2015 at 5:05 pm Comments are Disabled

  Lotto: There was no winner of our Club Lotto Jackpot on Sunday night last. The numbers drawn were 09, 15, 23 & 25. The five €30 consolation prizes went to Seamus Trant Curraheen, Cathal Moriarty Curraheen, Maura Murphy Derrymore West, Liam Fenix Dominick St., and Francis Langford Annagh. Next […]

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New Tralee Nightclub Aims For May Opening

New Tralee Nightclub Aims For May Opening

March 30, 2015 at 4:46 pm 3 comments

THE new nightclub in the old Fabric building on Godfrey Place is set for a May opening, according to one of the men behind the business. James Flaherty from Lixnaw said while the May Bank Holiday weekend would be an ideal time to open, it’s more likely that it will be sometime later that […]

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Sean Taaffe Group Wins National Salon Of The Year Award

Sean Taaffe Group Wins National Salon Of The Year Award

March 30, 2015 at 3:23 pm Comments are Disabled

  THE Sean Taaffe Group won the top award, the National Salon of the Year, at the prestigious Schwarzkopf Irish Hairdressing Business Awards in the RDS, Dublin, yesterday. Sean Taaffe and Kara O’Shea (General Manager) accepted the award from the host for the event, TV personality, Lorraine Keane. The National […]

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Former IT Tralee Student Wins Best Irish Film Award At Dublin Film Festival

Former IT Tralee Student Wins Best Irish Film Award At Dublin Film Festival

March 30, 2015 at 2:44 pm Comments are Disabled

  A FORMER IT Tralee student scooped the Best Irish Film award at the Jameson Dublin International Film Festival. Glassland, a film directed and written by Gerard Barrett from Knockanure, near Listowel has already won numerous awards and acclaim. It was filmed in Dublin, and stars Jack Reynor, Will Poulter and Toni […]

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Kieran Donaghy contest a ball against Monaghan. Photo by Dermot Crean.

PHOTOS: Four Talking Points From Kerry v Monaghan

March 30, 2015 at 12:43 pm Comments are Disabled

What were the main talking points after yesterday’s defeat to Monaghan? Plus some more action shots from yesterday’s game in Austin Stack Park… 1. Kerry can still advance…but still go down as well  Making the long trip north to Tyrone next week, Kerry will have a lot to play for. […]

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PHOTOS: Stunning Images From Kerry Photographer Shows County At Its Best

PHOTOS: Stunning Images From Kerry Photographer Shows County At Its Best

March 30, 2015 at 12:19 pm Comments are Disabled

A KERRY photographer has sent us some absolutely stunning photographs of Kerry that show ‘The Kingdom’ in all its glory. Peter Cox, who is responsible for the amazing drone footage we showed you recently (click here for previous story), is looking for help to fundraise the cost of his new book which […]

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St John’s Parish’s Income Down While Expenditure Sees Sharp Rise

St John’s Parish’s Income Down While Expenditure Sees Sharp Rise

March 30, 2015 at 12:05 pm Comments are Disabled

  ST John’s Parish accounts have revealed a dip in income while repairs and upgrades have seen a huge rise in expenditure. In a pamphlet issued to homes in the parish, the Statement of Income and Expenditure shows income last year at €457,929, down from €464,160 in 2013. Expenditure meanwhile […]

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VIDEO: Up To 90 People A Week Using Tralee Soup Kitchen

VIDEO: Up To 90 People A Week Using Tralee Soup Kitchen

March 30, 2015 at 10:44 am Comments are Disabled

THE girls over at ‘Social Box TV’ have uploaded another great interview to their YouTube channel. This time they interviewed one of the co-founders of the Tralee Soup Kitchen, Collette Price, who along with her friend Dawn Roberts have been running the establishment with the help of volunteers since October 2012. In the video, […]

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Pat Spillane To Judge Tralee GAA Stars’ Food At ‘The Restaurant’ In The Brogue

Pat Spillane To Judge Tralee GAA Stars’ Food At ‘The Restaurant’ In The Brogue

March 30, 2015 at 10:19 am Comments are Disabled

KERRY football legend Pat Spillane will lead the judging panel where two mystery Tralee footballers take part in a fundraising event for Pieta House at Kirby’s Brogue Inn Tralee on Wednesday, April 29. The high profile footballers will be the ‘Mystery Chefs’ in ‘The Restaurant’ on the night and it will […]

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Minister Launches Great New Kerry Tourism Brochure

Minister Launches Great New Kerry Tourism Brochure

March 30, 2015 at 10:02 am Comments are Disabled

THE next time the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport, Paschal Donohoe, spends his holidays in Kerry his visit will be enhanced from information contained within the new Kingdom of Kerry Tourist Information Booklet. Minister Donohoe officially launched the new publication on Friday in Tralee and revealed that two of his […]

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Mary O'Donnell

Mary O’Donnell: Good Sleep Is Essential For Your Mind And Body…Here’s How To Get It

March 30, 2015 at 9:36 am 1 comment

PENELOPE Cruz apparently gets anything up to 14 hours a night, while Catherine Zeta Jones and Renee Zellwegger swear  it keeps them beautiful. Sleep is the most powerful rejuvenating treatment of them all. From 8pm to 11pm is the time for hydration and stimulation, while 11pm to 3am is the time for […]

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John Brassil Selected As Fianna Fáil Candidate For Next General Election

John Brassil Selected As Fianna Fáil Candidate For Next General Election

March 29, 2015 at 11:02 pm Comments are Disabled

  CLLR John Brassil has been selected to be the Fianna Fail candidate for the Kerry constituency at the next General Election. Cllr Brassil was elected at the Fianna Fail convention held tonight. In the first count, with a quota of 597, Cllr Tom McEllistrim got 406 votes followed by […]

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Stephen O'Brien and Kieran Donaghy, dispossess a Monaghan in the Allianz National League match in Austin Stack Park last year. Photo by Gavin O'Connor.

PHOTOS: Kerry Fall To Farney Men But Can Still Qualify For Semis

March 29, 2015 at 6:40 pm Comments are Disabled

Kerry 0-10 Monaghan 1-11 DOWN, but not out just yet. Monaghan deserve credit for coming to Tralee and digging out a result in a windy Austin Stack Park today, inflicting a second home defeat on the Kingdom this spring. The loss leaves Kerry in sixth position, on six points, just ahead […]

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