Archive for May, 2015

Tralee Women Won A Nice Bit Of Cash On TV At The Weekend

Tralee Women Won A Nice Bit Of Cash On TV At The Weekend

May 31, 2015 at 11:05 am Comments are Disabled

  TRALEE people enjoyed a nice windfall thanks to RTE this weekend as two women scooped €20,000 between them on the station’s flagship chat shows. The final ‘Late Late Show’ of the season saw Ryan Tubridy handing out sums of €10,000 to members of the public who entered their weekly […]

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The Kerry squad before the defeat of Kildare in the Christy Ring Cup semi-final.

Kerry Annihilate Kildare To Reach Christy Ring Final

May 31, 2015 at 10:05 am Comments are Disabled

Our hurling analyst, Mike O’Halloran, was in Newbridge yesterday for Kerry’s comprehensive victory over Kildare in the Christy Ring Cup semi-final… Kerry 6-27 Kildare 0-9 Kerry strolled to the most convincing of wins ever I would guess in the history of Kerry hurling. I predicted a close game that would end […]

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Newly Refurbished Fast Food Institution To Re-Open

Newly Refurbished Fast Food Institution To Re-Open

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

THE fast-food institution that is ‘The Burger Shack’ in St Brendan’s Park is scheduled to re-open this Monday with a bigger and better look after a period of renovation. The restaurant has been closed in recent weeks for a complete overhaul of their current premises, while also extending into the building next door, […]

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Over €3.2m Worth Of Residential Property Sold Around Tralee In April

Over €3.2m Worth Of Residential Property Sold Around Tralee In April

May 31, 2015 at 9:25 am Comments are Disabled

TWENTY-FIVE residential properties in the Tralee area fetched €3,213,584 in April, while total Kerry sales exceeded €17m according to the Residential Property Price Register (RPPR) figures for the month. The Tralee figure is an increase on the 15 residential properties that were sold for over €1.6m in March and also an increase on on the 22 properties […]

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PHOTOS: #Tralee On Social Media This Week

PHOTOS: #Tralee On Social Media This Week

May 31, 2015 at 9:25 am Comments are Disabled

Every week we compile the best of photos posted on Twitter and Instagram about and around Tralee. Here’s what you’ve been snapping this week… (If you’d like a photo to feature just tag #Tralee in the photo and we’ll see it) Eimear O’Mahony, was up close with the form as […]

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PHOTOS: Ciarán Organises CBS Primary Cycle Against Suicide Event

PHOTOS: Ciarán Organises CBS Primary Cycle Against Suicide Event

May 31, 2015 at 9:24 am Comments are Disabled

IT was a morning full of excitement on Thursday morning at CBS Primary school as they held their first CBS Cycle Against Suicide event. The cycle was the brainchild of Ciarán Commane, a sixth class pupil in the school, who took it upon himself to organise the cycle for all the sixth […]

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Picture shows Galway Girl Sile Seoige (foreground at right) launching the Bank of Ireland Big Blue Box Volunteer Challenge in aid of St Vincent De Paul along the Galway coast . The initiative will run from the 5th until the 19th of June involving 35 communities along the Wild Atlantic Way. The big Blue Box will travel from town to town by bike with the aim of raising money for the local SVP with members of the local community and Bank of Ireland staff set to travel 1,237 kilometres in total. For information on how to get involved with this fundraising event please visit: www.bankofireland.com/BigBlueBox
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The Big Blue Box Challenge Is Coming To Tralee In June

May 31, 2015 at 9:23 am Comments are Disabled

  SEVEN communities in Kerry will be taking part in a new initiative being organised by Bank of Ireland, all in aid of the St Vincent De Paul society (SVP). And the Tralee branch will host a huge family fun day on Saturday, June 13 to celebrate the event. The […]

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Irish Hospice Foundation. Launch of Sunflower Day 2015, and presentations to local ÒSunflower HeroesÓ who give tirelessly of their time to bring vital hospice services to communities all over the country.

Public Support Needed For National Sunflower Days Next Week

May 31, 2015 at 9:22 am Comments are Disabled

  KERRY people are being encouraged to come out show their support next week for the ‘Kerry Hospice Foundation’ on the National Sunflower Days of June 5 and June 6. The two days are one of the biggest annual fundraisers for the hospice movement in Ireland, so it is hoped that […]

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Roger Harty: Why Laughter Works

Roger Harty: Why Laughter Works

May 31, 2015 at 9:15 am Comments are Disabled

  THERE is a powerful saying by The Buddha which goes like this – ‘Don’t believe me try it for yourself’ – in other words it is in the ‘doing’ of something that the real benefits reveal themselves. This is certainly a truism in the case of laughter and is […]

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The Abbey Is Cleaning ‘House’ For New-Look Business

The Abbey Is Cleaning ‘House’ For New-Look Business

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

THERE’S no end to the changes in our bars and restaurants around town and The Abbey Inn is the latest hostelry to revamp their business. The bar on the right hand side is now closed for refurbishment and when it reopens it will be a cafe bar with a ‘funky’ feel […]

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At the  were, from left: Jody Sheehy and Grace Boyle. Photo by Gavin O'Connor.

PHOTOS: Epic ‘Beauty Battle’ At CH Raises Cash For Kerry Hospice

May 30, 2015 at 9:52 am Comments are Disabled

AN entertaining night for a worthy cause took place last night in CH Chemists in aid of the Kerry Hospice Foundation. There was a good crowd present to witness ‘The Beauty Battle’ which tested the knowledge of experts Mary O’Donnell, Danny Russell and Helen Parker. Continued below… Each time they got  a question right, […]

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Eileen Hanlon from Oxfam Tralee being presented with a cheque from workers at Tesco in Manor West.

Local Supermarket Workers Raise Over €2,500 For Nepal

May 30, 2015 at 9:52 am Comments are Disabled

  AN incredible €2,531 was raised by Tesco workers in Manor West over the course of two days for Oxfam’s Nepal Earthquake appeal. The workers decided to take their own initiative and place collection boxes out on the checkouts prompting shoppers in the store to take their lead and give […]

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Former Gaelcholaiste Chiarraí Student To Create New Sketches For RTÉ

Former Gaelcholaiste Chiarraí Student To Create New Sketches For RTÉ

May 30, 2015 at 9:51 am Comments are Disabled

A FORMER Gaelcholáiste Chiarraí student has been commissioned by RTÉ for his second project with the national broadcaster in just under a year. Shaun O’Connor, who is originally from Castleisland, along with his friend and writer Tadhg Hickey were delighted to get a series of weekly sketches as part of RTE’s ‘Comedy Bites’ […]

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Out To Lunch: Benners Hits The Ground Running

Out To Lunch: Benners Hits The Ground Running

May 30, 2015 at 9:51 am 1 comment

Benners Cafe Castle Street WE’RE going through some sort of food and drink revolution in Tralee at the moment. Let’s recap. In the past two months, two new hotels – The Ashe and Benners – have opened, each with their own gastropub; a new nightclub started with Quarters; the lads […]

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At The Omniplex: ‘Mad Max’ Franchise Receives The Perfect Reboot

At The Omniplex: ‘Mad Max’ Franchise Receives The Perfect Reboot

May 30, 2015 at 9:46 am Comments are Disabled

‘Mad Max: Fury Road’ By John Lyons Oh what a day. What a lovely day. It seemed like it was never going to happen, but die-hard ‘Mad Max’ fans the world over can finally rejoice, because the wait is officially over. The fourth entry in the series, ‘Fury Road’, has […]

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At the  were, from left: . Photo by Gavin O'Connor.

Ballybunion To Pick Its Own Rose This Sunday

May 29, 2015 at 3:39 pm Comments are Disabled

  WHILE ladies from all over the world are vying for a place in the Rose of Tralee at the Regional Finals in Portlaoise this weekend, Ballybunion is picking its own Rose on Sunday. If you’re around the north of the county this Sunday, then a visit to the event  in Ballybunion could […]

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Have You Noticed The New Monument In Ballymullen?

Have You Noticed The New Monument In Ballymullen?

May 29, 2015 at 3:01 pm 2 comments

  IF you were passing Ballymullen recently, you may have noticed a new monument has been erected in Christ The King Park. The impressive structure is in memory of the Royal Munster Fusiliers,  who were stationed in the barracks from the 1880s up to independence. The monument was agreed to be built by […]

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Plans For The Outdoors This Weekend? You Better Have A Look At This…

Plans For The Outdoors This Weekend? You Better Have A Look At This…

May 29, 2015 at 1:14 pm Comments are Disabled

IF you had been planning any sort of major outdoor event this bank holiday weekend, you might want to think again with the weather set to take a turn for the worst over the next few days. We’re hesitant to use the term ‘complete washout’ but we would definitely be […]

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The Dingle Way Challenge Is A Great Way To Spend Sunday

The Dingle Way Challenge Is A Great Way To Spend Sunday

May 29, 2015 at 1:03 pm Comments are Disabled

IF you still don’t have plans for the weekend and you’re feeling energetic, then you still have time to sign up for the Dingle Way Challenge this Sunday. Registration closes at 9pm on Friday so click here to sign up for this amazing event. A fundraiser for St Pat’s GAA club, the […]

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PHOTOS: Abbey Inn Quiz Night For Hospices Raises €700

PHOTOS: Abbey Inn Quiz Night For Hospices Raises €700

May 29, 2015 at 12:30 pm Comments are Disabled

THE Abbey Inn played host to another great night of fundraising on Wednesday night. The quiz in aid of Kerry Hospice and the Marymount Hospice in Cork drew a large number of tables thanks to Leith resident, Sarah O’ Donnell, who wanted to organise the event to help out the two organisations which are very close […]

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At the launch of 'The Voice of Kerry' were, from left, front: Mary Higgins, Niamh Daly (Performers) Back:Grace O'Donnell (Recovery Haven) Moire Fitzgerald and Joe Burkett (Organisers), Dermot Crowley (Recovery Haven), Mayor of Tralee Jim Finucane, Dan Collins (Recovery Haven), James Brennan (Performer) Maureen O'Brien (Recovery Haven). Photo by Gavin O'Connor.

Who Will Be ‘The Voice Of Tralee’?

May 29, 2015 at 12:17 pm Comments are Disabled

IT should be a fantastic night of music and fun for a great cause when contestants compete for ‘The Voice Of Tralee’ next month. The Mayor of Tralee launched new event – which to replace annual Mayor’s Ball and raise funds for Recovery Haven – at the Fels Point Hotel on Thursday evening. […]

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VIDEO: Going Away For The Bank Holiday Weekend? The Gardaí Have Some Advice…

VIDEO: Going Away For The Bank Holiday Weekend? The Gardaí Have Some Advice…

May 29, 2015 at 11:23 am Comments are Disabled

IF you’re heading away for the Bank Holiday Weekend you might want to follow the Gardaí’s advice about home security here. Yesterday, Gardaí launched its Supporting Safer Communities Campaign 2015 and part of it is the Home Security Checklist Challenge to see how secure your home is. Figures from An Garda Síochána […]

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The dlrLexicon building designed by Louise Cotter in Dun Laoghaire, Dublin.

PHOTOS: This Amazing Building By A Tralee Architect Is Up For A National Award

May 29, 2015 at 11:04 am Comments are Disabled

A TRALEE-BORN Architect is up for Best Public building at the Irish Architecture Awards 2015 with her design of the Dun Laoghaire dlr Lexicon Library in Dublin. Louise Cotter, is Director of Carr Cotter Naessens Architects based in Cork City and is the only Kerry architect who has been shortlisted for an […]

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A site we got used tolast year in the summer months. Photo by Dermot Crean.

Banna And Fenit Among 13 Kerry Beaches With Blue Flag Status

May 28, 2015 at 8:03 pm Comments are Disabled

  FENIT and Banna are among the 13 Kerry beaches which have won Blue Flags (12 retaining  from last year) at an awards ceremony in south Kerry today. An Taisce announced the International Blue Flag Award and the National Green Coast Award recipients for 2015 with a total of 144 awards presented by the […]

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St Ita's and St Joseph's School Principal, Grace Sheahan, helps student Luke Scollard cut the cake he made specially to mark the opening of the new extension to the school. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Momentous Day At Tralee School As New Extension Is Officially Opened

May 28, 2015 at 2:41 pm Comments are Disabled

THE culmination of five years of planning and work came to fruition on Wednesday with the opening of a new extension to St Ita’s and St Joseph’s Primary and Post Primary School. A special celebration day was held at the school with a Mass, celebrated by Bishop of Kerry, Ray Browne in […]

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Kerry Gets €3.6m For Social Housing And Adaptation Grants

Kerry Gets €3.6m For Social Housing And Adaptation Grants

May 28, 2015 at 12:00 pm Comments are Disabled

  OVER €3.6m in Government funding has been allocated for Kerry’s housing needs. The funds will be used across a range of housing schemes to make more social housing available and to improve housing for people with disabilities, as well as retrofitting homes to improve energy efficiency. Labour TD, Arthur […]

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Lee Sharpe and David May will be in the Stretford Bar, Causeway over the weekend: Photo by Gavin O'Connor.

Man United Legends Are Spending The Weekend In Causeway

May 28, 2015 at 11:21 am Comments are Disabled

FORMER United stars, Lee Sharpe and David May are returning to the Stretford End Bar in Causeway this weekend. The pair had only recently made an appearance at the United-crazy watering hole where they signed autographs, posed for photos and talked about their glory days. More used to the cobbled streets of […]

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PHOTOS: Kerry GAA Legends Enjoying Fundraising Drive Stateside

PHOTOS: Kerry GAA Legends Enjoying Fundraising Drive Stateside

May 28, 2015 at 10:46 am Comments are Disabled

A GROUP of Kerry legends have been enjoying themselves in the States over the past few days and of course, they’ve got Sam with them as well. The ex-Kerry GAA stars and officials are over for the week as part of a major fundraising initiative in the US, which will culminate with […]

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McCarthy’s Of Paddy Mac’s To Open New Pub On Ashe Street

McCarthy’s Of Paddy Mac’s To Open New Pub On Ashe Street

May 28, 2015 at 10:16 am Comments are Disabled

THE site of the old Baily’s Corner on Ashe Street will come alive again, as a new pub is set to open there this July. Patrick McCarthy of Paddy Mac’s has taken the lease on the premises and his sons, Tommy and Pat, will take the reins in the new […]

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Tralee Municipal District Allocates €159,000 To Community Organisations

Tralee Municipal District Allocates €159,000 To Community Organisations

May 28, 2015 at 10:11 am Comments are Disabled

TRALEE Chamber Alliance has received €57,000 from Kerry County Council to help continue the work of marketing the town. The Alliance’s funding made up over a third of the Community Support Fund total of over €159,000, allocated to many Tralee Municipal District area organisations. The €57,000 equalled the amount allocated to the Chamber last […]

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