Archive for October, 2015

At the 'The Kieran Donaghy Be A Star Basketball Camp' were, from left: Eoin O'Connor and David Healy. Photo by Gavin O'Connor.

VIDEO/PHOTOS: Donaghy Dunks To Cap Off Great ‘Be A Star’ Basketball Camp

October 31, 2015 at 12:33 pm Comments are Disabled

THE buzzer went on Kieran Donaghy’s ‘Be A Star Basketball’ camp on Friday which saw 150 kids take part over the course of the week. Taking a brief time-out from his football career, Donaghy was putting local kids through their paces this week at his camp held in John Mitchels Sports Complex. […]

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At the Christie Hennessy Festival 'Troubadour Club' in the Fels Point Hotel were, from left: Andrea Boffelli, Patricia Lynch and Corina Smyth. Photo by Gavin O'Connor.

PHOTOS: Christie Hennessy Celebration Begins On A Good Note With Troubadour Club

October 31, 2015 at 12:33 pm Comments are Disabled

PLUGGING in for another year of music, the Christie Hennessy Celebration got underway last night with the Troubadour club held in the Fels Point Hotel. The Club drew large crowds on Friday night with local and national talent on show. The event showcased the talents of ten artists and was presented by Francie Conway, […]

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At the Croilar Na Mhistealach Halloween Midterm Activities in were, from left in front: Oliver Zlotocki, Corey O'Brien, Elizabeth Silina, Richard Silins, Mateusz Bartczak, Oskar Batczak and Olaf Micgalczuk: Back Michelle Waed, Kristine Silina, Sinead Coffey, Eabha Coffey. Photo by Gavin O'Connor.

Mitchels Group Makes The Most Of The Halloween Midterm Break

October 31, 2015 at 12:32 pm Comments are Disabled

  A COMMUNITY group in the Mitchels area has been busy all week with activities for kids  in the area and held a Halloween party for kids on Friday. The Croilar Na Mhistealach residents community has set up in Aras an Phobail building and provided fun events for kids to do in […]

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Over €2.4m Residential Property Sold In Tralee Area During September

Over €2.4m Residential Property Sold In Tralee Area During September

October 31, 2015 at 12:32 pm Comments are Disabled

THERE were 21 properties worth over €2.4m sold in the Tralee area in September. This figure of €2,439,659 is an decrease on the 25 residential properties sold in August worth €2,510,247.49. However, total Kerry sales were almost €19m, way up on the €11m in the previous month, according to the Residential Property Price Register (RPPR) figures. Continued […]

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Citizen Information Board - certificate awards ceremony at IT Blanchardstown. 
Picture Colm Mahady / Fennells - Fennell Photography Copyright 2015

Kerry Citizens Information Centre Course Participants Receive Awards

October 31, 2015 at 12:32 pm Comments are Disabled

  ALL of the Kerry Citizens Information course participants received their FETAC accredited, Advanced Certificates for the Information, Advice and Advocacy Programme with distinction, in the Institute of Technology in Blanchardstown last week. Development Manager, Frances Clifford, commended the programme participants, who were both staff and volunteers, for making the […]

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PHOTO: Shane’s Pumpkin Is A Sensational Likeness Of Paul O’Connell

PHOTO: Shane’s Pumpkin Is A Sensational Likeness Of Paul O’Connell

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

YOU know Shane Kenny don’t you? The Churchill GAA man came to prominence during the festival when he was named Rose Escort Of The Year, but he’s also a serious rugby fan and it shows with what he has managed to do for Halloween. He’s only gone and carved this likeness (below) […]

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Narcotics Anonymous Convention To Be Held In Tralee Next Week

Narcotics Anonymous Convention To Be Held In Tralee Next Week

October 30, 2015 at 4:51 pm Comments are Disabled

  NARCOTICS Anonymous will host its 30th regional convention this year in the Brandon Hotel from November 6 to 8. The convention is aimed at professionals and volunteers who work with people with drug addiction issues. The forum will centre around how NA can work for addicts in recovery and there will […]

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Twins Conor and Marc Brick from Spa National School, Tralee winners  of the MSGR Hugh O'Flaherty Art & Literary Primary School Collective award pictured at Killarney Library with from left, Eamonn Browne, Librarian, teacher Geraldine Behan, Jerry O'Grady, Chairman, HOF Committee, Canon Pat Horgan and Senator Paul Coghlan. Photo: Don MacMonagle

Spa NS Wins In Hugh O’Flaherty Memorial Weekend Competition

October 30, 2015 at 4:01 pm Comments are Disabled

SPA National School pupils were in Killarney for the Hugh O’Flaherty Memorial Weekend where they collected a prize on behalf of the school for their efforts in an art and literary competition. The weekend is all about commemorating the Killarney native, Msgr Hugh O’Flaherty, who was became a hero when he helped over 6,500 Jews, US and […]

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Maurice Enright of the Sera Husky Animal Rescue with Luke Bishop and  'Hatchi' the husky, at the table quiz in aid of Sera Husky Animal Rescue in Roundy's Bar on Thursday night. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Great Turnout For Sera Husky Charity Table Quiz

October 30, 2015 at 11:56 am Comments are Disabled

ROUNDY’S Bar was the venue last night for a special fundraiser for the Sera Husky Animal Rescue Charity. The promotion of the event got off to a bad start earlier this month, when some youngsters stole raffle cards from their shop on Rock Street and tried selling lines down in the […]

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Sarah Waldron. Photo by Dominique Barry.

Tralee Woman Writes About Her Memories Of Haunted Cloonbeg House

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

EVERYONE likes a good scary story. It’s the time of year when people become obsessed with ghosts, vampires, zombies, demons and, of course, haunted houses. Well, with Halloween almost upon us, one Tralee writer has penned her own childhood memories of strange occurrences in her family home in Cloonbeg and had […]

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A Hard Rain’s Gonna Fall Today…But It Won’t Last!

A Hard Rain’s Gonna Fall Today…But It Won’t Last!

October 30, 2015 at 10:11 am Comments are Disabled

WELL there’s good news and bad news regarding the weather this weekend. First the bad… A Yellow Status Rainfall Warning is currently in effect for Kerry, Galway, Mayo, and Clare for all day on Friday. We’ll see heavy rain in west and southwest coastal counties, with a risk of thundery downpours, mainly near […]

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Five Things To Do This Halloween Weekend

Five Things To Do This Halloween Weekend

October 30, 2015 at 9:59 am Comments are Disabled

Well lo and behold, it’s the weekend again. It’s set to be a great one too with Halloween upon us, so there’s bound to be loads to get up to. Here’s a few suggestions… Friday 1. Watch some great live music The annual Celebration of Christie Hennessy takes place this […]

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Former Rose Maria To Co-Present TV3 Show

Former Rose Maria To Co-Present TV3 Show

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

WELL Maria Wlash did say she wanted to get a job in television and now she’ll get her chance when she co-presents TV3’s The Seven O’Clock Show next week. The 2014 Rose of Tralee will step in for Lucy Kennedy on the popular show on Monday, November 2 and fill in for Martin […]

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Oakpark Woman Added To Fine Gael Ticket To Contest General Election

October 29, 2015 at 2:56 pm Comments are Disabled

AN Oakpark woman and former Tralee Town Councillor has been added to the Fine Gael ticket for the next general election. Grace O’Donnell from Oakview, will be the third Fine Gael candidate in Kerry alongside, Minister Jimmy Deenihan and Deputy Brendan Griffin. Her nomination was approved this week after her name […]

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Members of Tralee Musical Society rehearsing for the upcoming 'That's Entertainment' show. Front, from left; Janna Foley and Natalie Murphy. Back from left; Sarah Griffin, Gary Murphy and Tara Dore. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: From ‘The Sound Of Music’ To Olly Murs – ‘That’s Entertainment’

October 29, 2015 at 2:40 pm Comments are Disabled

WHAT have The Beatles, Olly Murs and The Sound Of Music got in common? Their songs will all be performed next week when the members of Tralee Musical Society bring their ‘That’s Entertainment’ show to Siamsa Tíre. We called down to rehearsals on Wednesday night and found out more about the show […]

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Petrol Prices Fall Again But Where Is The Cheapest?

October 29, 2015 at 12:44 pm Comments are Disabled

THE price of petrol has fallen again this month, but the sharp fall in prices since the Summer has cooled off a bit. Last month the cheapest price was €1.29.8 now  it’s  €1.27.8 in the town’s Applegreen stations in Manor Village and Fairies Cross. Just behind and only around the corner from […]

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Darragh O'Connell in action for Cuala in the Dublin Senior Hurling Championship Semi-Final against Ballyboden St Enda's. Photo by Colin Behan.

Former Kerry Player Going For Dublin County Medal This Weekend

October 29, 2015 at 10:21 am Comments are Disabled

THE hurling championship may be over in Kerry, but an Abbeydorney native will still be fighting for county honours this weekend. Former Kerry star, Darragh O’Connell, who transferred from Abbeydorney to Cuala at the beginning of the year will be aiming to win a first county title in 21 years for […]

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From left Teresa Higgins Walker, Lee Strand. Margaret Brick Connect Kerry, Caroline McEnery HR Suite, Mark Sullivan Ballyroe Heights, Dr Mary McCaffrey

Mark To Leave Ballyroe For Fels Point Job

October 29, 2015 at 10:11 am Comments are Disabled

A FAMILIAR face at the Ballyroe Heights Hotel will be leaving next month to manage the Fels Point Hotel. Mark Sullivan, who has been general manager at Ballyroe for 14 years, will take up the position as manager as the Fels Point Hotel prepares for a major revamp and rebrand in […]

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There’s Something Special Planned In The Square For Christmas

There’s Something Special Planned In The Square For Christmas

October 28, 2015 at 2:50 pm Comments are Disabled

YES, yes, we know Halloween isn’t over yet, but Christmas is only eight weeks away and people are already getting ready for it. The Tralee Chamber Alliance realises this and put up a Facebook post earlier today that they plan on putting on a Christmas market from Thursday, December 17 to Wednesday, […]

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Zoe’s World: The Terrifying Trend Of ‘Triple Zero’ Size Pressures

Zoe’s World: The Terrifying Trend Of ‘Triple Zero’ Size Pressures

October 28, 2015 at 2:22 pm Comments are Disabled

  I AM sure that by this point you have read at least some of the furious debates about sizing in the modelling industry. It has been something that has been talked about for many, many years, but there has never really been much of a change in the way that […]

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Do You Know Someone Who Deserves A Garda Youth Achievement Award?

October 28, 2015 at 2:05 pm Comments are Disabled

THE call has gone out for nominations for the Lee Strand/Kerry Garda Youth Achievement Awards 2015. The awards scheme which first commenced in 1998 is designed to acknowledge the volunteering endeavours of young people from Kerry between the ages of 14 years and 19 years. Speaking at the launch at […]

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Mothercare in, Manor West Retail Park. File Photo.

Tralee Mothercare Store Jobs Safe As Company Exits Examinership

October 28, 2015 at 12:22 pm Comments are Disabled

MOTHERCARE Ireland has exited the interim examinership process and the Tralee store is safe from closure. There are 10 staff employed at in the Manor Retail Park, Kerry’s only Mothercare outlet. While three out of 18 stores nationwide will close, the Tralee store will continue to trade. Over 250 jobs in all will be secured after the […]

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The sea level as it was yesterday evening at the canal had spilled over the edge at some points. Photo by Gavin O'Connor.

PHOTOS: High Tide Brings Sea Level To The Edge And A Visitor To The Canal

October 28, 2015 at 10:49 am Comments are Disabled

THE high tide yesterday evening caused sea levels at the entrance of the canal to rise right to the edge and over the lock gates. It was all because of the supermoon phenomenon which occurs when the moon is closest to the Earth, meaning the moon appears much brighter and larger than usual. […]

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VIDEO: Tourism Clips Of Tralee And Blennerville Back In The 1960s

VIDEO: Tourism Clips Of Tralee And Blennerville Back In The 1960s

October 28, 2015 at 10:36 am Comments are Disabled

WE haven’t seen these before. Even though Tommy Collins uploaded these short videos (below) to his YouTube channel last year, it’s only in the last few days we’ve seen people posting the clips up on Facebook of Tralee and Blennerville in the 1960s. Eamon Keane does the voiceover in the short clips […]

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Participants involved in the 5k walk for 'Paint it Pink' breast cancer awareness week. Photo by Gavin O'Connor.

Walkers ‘Paint It Pink’ Through The Town At The Weekend

October 28, 2015 at 10:10 am Comments are Disabled

A 5K CHARITY walk for the ‘Paint it Pink’ breast cancer awareness initiative took off from The Greyhound Bar on Sunday. “We did it because myself and participants involved know people who have cancer and we thought it would be a good cause,” said one of the organisers David Walsh. So far […]

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Ardfert Camera Club To Hold Exhibition In Tralee Library

Ardfert Camera Club To Hold Exhibition In Tralee Library

October 28, 2015 at 10:08 am Comments are Disabled

ARDFERT Camera Club are holding their 5th Annual Photographic Exhibition at Kerry County Library, Moyderwell, Tralee on Tuesday evening November 3 at 7pm sharp which will be opened by Mayor of Tralee Thomas McEllistrim. The camera club has around 30 members of varying standard and has been in existence for nearly […]

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The Inspired group perform 'Thriller' in The Square. Photo Fiachra O'Connor.

VIDEO: Inspired ‘Flashmob’ Thrills The Square With Dance Performance

October 27, 2015 at 4:13 pm Comments are Disabled

THE INSPIRED group hit The Square on Friday with a ‘flash mob’ zombie-themed dance performance of ‘Thriller’ (Watch video below) “The fact they have the confidence to come out and dance is such a success for the group,” said Yvonne O’Brien of Inspired. The group through the tutorship of dance instructor, […]

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Pakman Awards 2015.
Dillon Waste winners of the Waste Collection Operator of the Year (Small) Award, Sponsored by IWMA .
Pictured from Left to Right: Minister for the Environment, Alan Kelly, Gary Dillon of Dillon Waste, Brian Dillon of Dillon Waste, Garret Dillon of Dillion Waste and Kieran Mullins of the IWMA celebrating at the inaugural Pakman Awards by Repak. Dillon Waste were the winners of the Waste Collection Operator of the Year (Small) Award, Sponsored by IWMA . The Pakman Awards seek to recognise complete excellence in the environmental approach taken by business, organisation or a community in all aspects of their operations.
Photo Chris Bellew / Fennell Photography 2015

Tralee Waste Company Wins National Award

October 27, 2015 at 4:03 pm 1 comment

TRALEE company, Dillon Waste, scooped a national award at a ceremony in Dublin last week. The Kerries based business won the top award in the ‘Waste Collection Operator of the Year Award’  for Small to Medium Business category in The Pakman Awards run by Repak. The Repak Excellence in Waste Management and […]

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Tralee Imperials Basketball Club News

Tralee Imperials Basketball Club News

October 27, 2015 at 3:22 pm Comments are Disabled

Academy The Academy continues again next Saturday morning in Cumann Iosaf.  10-10.45am for 5-7 year olds and 11-11.45am for 8-10 year olds. The emphasis in the Academy is on learning skills and having fun. Club Shop: The Club Shop is opened for purchases at the Academy every Saturday morning from 10-12 […]

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St Brendan’s Park FC News

St Brendan’s Park FC News

October 27, 2015 at 3:15 pm Comments are Disabled

By Club PRO Tommy Naughton RESULTS ; Saturday 24th October 2015 Sfai U13 Cup , Holycross NT 1-3 St.Brendans Park FC . Daly’s Supervalu U13 Div.1 Killarney Athletic 0-7 Park B . Daly’s Supervalu U13 Div.2 Park C 1-8 Dingle . FAI Youth Cup 1st Round Athea United 0-3 Park […]

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