Archive for January, 2016

Orange Wind Warning Issued For Kerry As Henry Arrives Tonight

Orange Wind Warning Issued For Kerry As Henry Arrives Tonight

January 31, 2016 at 11:40 am Comments are Disabled

KERRY County Council is advising everyone to take heed of a Status Orange wind warning for counties including Kerry which has been issued by Met Éireann. Met Éireann is forecasting strong winds for the county from 10pm tonight as Storm Henry arrives. Southwest to west winds will reach mean speeds […]

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Linda Pototzki, Kristin McKenzie Vass, Sarah Hobbert, Kayleigh Quirke and Aisling Ryan at the Austin Stacks GAA Social in the Ballyroe Heights Hotel on Saturday night. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Rockie Faithful Enjoy Austin Stacks GAA Social At Ballyroe

January 31, 2016 at 10:59 am Comments are Disabled

AROUND 190 Rockies gathered at the Ballyroe Heights Hotel on Saturday night for the annual Austin Stacks GAA Club social. Despite not having as good a year as 2014 (that would be near impossible!), there was a lot of silverware on show from the various teams in all codes. The […]

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PHOTOS: #Tralee On Social Media This Week

PHOTOS: #Tralee On Social Media This Week

January 31, 2016 at 10:59 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)… The heavy rain was back in force this week. […]

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Three Kerry Lots For Sale At Next Allsop Auction

Three Kerry Lots For Sale At Next Allsop Auction

January 31, 2016 at 10:58 am Comments are Disabled

THREE Kerry properties will go under the hammer at the next Allsop Auction in February. An apartment in Tralee, a house in Listowel and land in Cordal are the Kerry lots month the other 198 properties going to auction at 12 noon on Thursday, February 25 at the RDS in […]

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So Who Will Be Named Kerry’s Hurling All-Stars For 2015?

So Who Will Be Named Kerry’s Hurling All-Stars For 2015?

January 31, 2016 at 10:54 am Comments are Disabled

THE stars of Kerry hurling will be honoured at a special event in Ardfert next weekend. The Kerry Hurling All Stars on Saturday, February 6 in The Abbey Tavern, Ardfert, with a pre-awards reception at 7.30pm. Special guest is Sean Kelly MEP while Andrew Morrissey of Radio Kerry – a huge hurling enthusiast – will […]

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At SciFest on in IT Tralee last year, were from left: Lorraine De Nais, Ursula Ni Mhochoir and Janine Ni Chonchuir. Photo by Gavin O'Connor.

Kerry Students Urged to Enter SciFest 2016 At IT Tralee

January 31, 2016 at 10:50 am Comments are Disabled

ALL the best young scientific minds in Kerry are invited to enter SciFest 2016, which takes place at the IT Tralee, on May 5. Now in its ninth year as a national project, SciFest is an all-inclusive, all-island science competition where second-level students showcase science, technology, engineering and maths projects […]

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Roger Harty: Taming The Monkey Mind

Roger Harty: Taming The Monkey Mind

January 31, 2016 at 10:49 am Comments are Disabled

  PICTURE, if you will, a large ship with many sailors on board in heavy storm conditions heading for the rocks off the Southwest coast of Ireland (not too difficult to picture with the weather we have been experiencing recently!). The sailors are terrified as disaster seems imminent, when suddenly a […]

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Ferris Attacks Government At Election Campaign Launch

Ferris Attacks Government At Election Campaign Launch

January 31, 2016 at 10:48 am Comments are Disabled

  A CROWD of 300 people gathered in the Meadowlands Hotel on Friday night for the launch of Martin Ferris’ election campaign. Ireland South MEP Liadh Ní Riada was the guest speaker on an evening when the  Kerry Sinn Féin TD accused both Fine Gael and Labour of betraying the people […]

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Tralee People Will Have Fond Memories Of The Late Terry Wogan

Tralee People Will Have Fond Memories Of The Late Terry Wogan

January 31, 2016 at 10:42 am 2 comments

WE all woke up to the sad news this morning that Terry Wogan has died and many Tralee people will have fond memories of the broadcasting legend from his time as Rose of Tralee host. The 77 year old broadcaster passed away surrounded by his family after a short battle with […]

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Brilliant St Brendan’s Bring A National Cup Home To Tralee

Brilliant St Brendan’s Bring A National Cup Home To Tralee

January 30, 2016 at 6:04 pm Comments are Disabled

  BASKETBALL is back with a bang in Tralee with St Brendan’s winning the Mens Hula Hoop’s National Intermediate Championship Cup in Tallaght this afternoon. The Tralee side beat Leixlip by 78 points to 60. Kieran Donaghy was named MVP for his dominant contribution and his teammate Darren O’Sullivan was top scorer with […]

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Launching the Blennerville National School Night at the Dogs Fundraiser, were in front: Wiktor Kopec and Lilly May Mullins. Back: Mike O'Connor, Tom Cronin, Nora Corradan, Johnny Kelly, Terry O'Sullivan, Maura O'Donnell and Denise Shanahan. Photo by Gavin O'Connor.

Blennerville School Plans Night At The Dogs Fundraiser

January 30, 2016 at 11:56 am Comments are Disabled

BLENNERVILLE National School are gearing up for a night at the dogs. The fundraiser, to assist the on going work in Blennerville following the completion of a brand new school, takes place at Kingdom Greyhound Stadium on Saturday, April 23. The family event will feature a cash prize of €500 along […]

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John McCormick, runs 'Top of The Rock Video' on Rock Street. Photo by Gavin O'Connor.

Rock Street ‘Video’ Store Is Now The Last Picture Show

January 30, 2016 at 11:44 am Comments are Disabled

THE closure of Xtra-Vision in Manor West this week means that there is only one DVD rental store left in Tralee. That store is ‘Top of The Rock Video’ which has been an institution on Rock Street since the dawn of the video rental days back in the early 80’s. TraleeToday.ie, spoke […]

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Tralee Boy To Appear in RTE’s ‘1916 Children’

Tralee Boy To Appear in RTE’s ‘1916 Children’

January 30, 2016 at 11:30 am Comments are Disabled

A TRALEE boy was selected from hundreds of young people to appear in an RTE documentary in connection with the 1916 rising commemorations in the coming months. Nine-year-old Ben Sharp, a pupil at Gaelscoil Mhic Easmainn, was selected from hundreds of youngsters to  be one of the six child actors in the programme, […]

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There Was A Lot Of Residential Property Sold Around Tralee Last Month

There Was A Lot Of Residential Property Sold Around Tralee Last Month

January 30, 2016 at 11:24 am Comments are Disabled

THERE were 33 residential properties sold in the Tralee environs for over €4.6m in December. The figure of €4,668,422 is well over double the €2,101,153 paid for 19 properties in November. Overall in Kerry there were 134 properties sold in Kerry making €17,953,305, well up on the  €11,036,370 from 89 properties in November. Continued below… […]

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PREVIEW: Kerry To Stay In Touch With The Dubs For League Opener

PREVIEW: Kerry To Stay In Touch With The Dubs For League Opener

January 30, 2016 at 11:17 am Comments are Disabled

Gavin O’Connor looks forward to the Kerry v Dublin Allianz National Football League clash this evening… LAST year’s league win over Dublin as All-Ireland champions may have given the impression Kerry had turned the tide on a poor record against the Dubs. 70 odd minutes in September reinforced the often […]

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At the Lee Strand/Kerry Garda Youth Achievement Awards 2016 were, from left. Dylan, Denise, Darren, Michael and Devin Byrnes. Photo by Gavin O'Connor

PHOTOS: Tralee Teenagers Honoured At Lee Strand Garda Youth Achievement Awards

January 30, 2016 at 10:52 am Comments are Disabled

OVER 270 people from across the county attended the Lee Strand/Kerry Garda Youth Achievement Awards 2015 in the Ballyroe Heights Hotel in Tralee on Friday (photos below). The celebration commenced with dinner and was followed by a presentation of 32 awards, accompanied with an inspiring citation of each winner’s achievements. Twenty six Merit […]

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Descendent Of ‘The O’Rahilly’ To Attend Kerins O’Rahillys 10k Event

Descendent Of ‘The O’Rahilly’ To Attend Kerins O’Rahillys 10k Event

January 29, 2016 at 4:07 pm Comments are Disabled

KERINS O’Rahillys will have a very special guest to present medals at their 10k event this coming Sunday. “We honoured to announce that we will have the great grandson of “The O’Rahilly” John O’Rahilly with us for the day on Sunday to present the medal commemorating his great grandfather to […]

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Kerry County Council Invites Applications for New Writer In Residence

Kerry County Council Invites Applications for New Writer In Residence

January 29, 2016 at 3:19 pm Comments are Disabled

ARE you a published writer? Well then, this might be of interest to you. Kerry County Council, in partnership with the Arts Council of Ireland, is seeking a Writer in Residence as part of its Artist Engagement Programme for 2016. Previous Writers in Residence included Galway’s Maire Holmes, and Tralee’s […]

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Tralee Volunteer Honoured At Citizens Information Ceremony

Tralee Volunteer Honoured At Citizens Information Ceremony

January 29, 2016 at 3:05 pm Comments are Disabled

  A TRALEE women was among the volunteers from Citizens Information honoured at a recent awards ceremony for five and 10 years voluntary service to their community. Board Member Billy Mullins and Manager Frances Clifford presented awards to Monica Fitzell from Tralee Citizens Information Centre (CIC), Denis Lane from Listowel CIC, […]

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Enda Kenny gets to know Conor and Ben Stack with Enet's Conal Henry. Photo by Gavin O'Connor. Photo by Gavin O'Connor.

PHOTOS: Taoiseach Visits Ballyseedy To Launch Rural Broadband Network

January 29, 2016 at 2:46 pm Comments are Disabled

THE Taoiseach was in Ballyseedy Home and Garden Centre on Friday morning to launch a rural broadband network as part of the The National Broadband Plan. “The National Broadband Plan is an essential component of the Government’s plan to keep the recovery going by providing the necessary infrastructure for economic […]

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Jesse Stafford Lacey on Republic of Ireland duty. Photo Stbrendansparkfc.com

Former Park FC Player Named In Ireland Squad To Play In Kerry

January 29, 2016 at 2:28 pm Comments are Disabled

FORMER St Brendan’s Park player Jesse Stafford Lacey will be part of the Republic of Ireland’s U18s Schoolboys squad taking on Scotland in Killarney on April 14. Stafford Lacey, who currently plays with Limerick FC’s U19s, is the only Kerry player on the squad for the Centenary Shield series. The […]

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Fenit Pupil Recognised For Her Artistic Talents

Fenit Pupil Recognised For Her Artistic Talents

January 29, 2016 at 11:57 am Comments are Disabled

A PUPIL from St. Brendan’s National School, Fenit, has been recognised as one of Ireland’s best young painters after her entry into the Sightsavers Junior Painter of the Year Awards 2016 impressed the judges. Lauren Tuite’s painting, entitled ‘Nobody’s Homeless’, was inspired by this year’s theme ‘Imagine 2030’, and is the […]

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Melanie Harty, Harty's Foods, Breeda Hurley and Mairead Hurley, ABC Cleaning at the CEED event in the Solas Building in IT Tralee on Thursday. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: It’s A Family Affair At CEED Business Conference

January 29, 2016 at 11:46 am Comments are Disabled

OVER 70 family businesses were represented at the Centre for Entrepreneurship and Enterprise Development (CEED) Family Business Conference in the IT Tralee on Thursday. The event was designed to tease out what it takes to make a family business work and look at some successful second generation businesses that are thriving […]

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Sean Carmody, David Corkery, Sam Boyle, Darragh Clarke and Pierce O'Brien going through last minute preparations at the opening night of Mercy  Mounthawk's production of Les Miserables at Siamsa Tíre on Wednesday evening. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Sell-Out Run Of Shows For Mounthawk Production Of ‘Les Miserables’

January 29, 2016 at 9:30 am Comments are Disabled

MERCY Mounthawk students are currently in the midst of a sell-out run of their latest production in Siamsa Tíre. Around 70 students in all are involved in the cast an when we visited just before curtain-up on Wednesday night, they were busily preparing for the opening performance. “We do a […]

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Kerry fans will see plenty of the country this year. Photo by Gavin O'Connor.

Kerry Football Fans Will Clock Up Crazy Mileage In The National League This Year

January 29, 2016 at 9:26 am Comments are Disabled

THIS year’s Allianz National Football League has thrown up four away fixtures for the Kingdom. That means the travelling Kerry support will clock up some serious mileage. 2,576km to be exact and 30 hours on the road in total. Continued below… It’s a good job petrol and diesel prices are […]

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With hail stones teaming down, David Moran, grabs the game by the scruff of the neck and pings the ball over the bar for Kerry. Photo by Dermot Crean.

Three Blues Named In Kerry Team To Face Dublin

January 28, 2016 at 9:13 pm Comments are Disabled

  JUST eight of Kerry’s 2015 All-Ireland Final side are named in the starting 15 for Kerry’s Allianz National League opener against Dublin in Croke Park this Saturday at 7pm. Three Kerins O’Rahilly’s men feature in the team that will look to get one back on Dublin after the disappointment […]

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Ireland Women's captain Niamh Briggs with fellow skippers Sara Barattin, Rachel Taylor, Sarah Hunter, Gaelle Mignot and Lisa Martin

Four Tralee Women Named In Ireland Six Nations Squad

January 28, 2016 at 5:26 pm Comments are Disabled

FOUR Trelee women have been picked in the Ireland 6 Nations squad it was announced this afternoon. Tralee RFC’s Zoe Grattage, Ciara Griffin and Ciara O’Connor and Ruth O’Reilly, who plays her rugby with Galwegians, were named in the squad of 30 that will defend Ireland Six Nations crown. The Tralee RFC trio have […]

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Kerry Volunteers Wanted For Daffodil Day

Kerry Volunteers Wanted For Daffodil Day

January 28, 2016 at 2:20 pm Comments are Disabled

THE Irish Cancer Society has called on the Kerry public to volunteer as support on Daffodil Day is needed more than ever. The event, which takes place on March 11, raises money for the  Irish Cancer Society’s free nationwide services for those with, and affected by, cancer in Ireland. Daffodil Day […]

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Orange Weather Alert In Place For Kerry Overnight

Orange Weather Alert In Place For Kerry Overnight

January 28, 2016 at 2:00 pm Comments are Disabled

AS if you hadn’t noticed already, it’s pretty windy out there today. Well it’s about to get worse as Storm Gertrude arrives tonight. Met Eireann has issued a Status Orange Wind Warning for Kerry from midnight tonight to 9am tomorrow morning. Southwest winds later veering westerly will increase 65 to 80 […]

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Ronan Grace

Tralee Stand-up To Embark On First Hour Long Show In Famed Dublin Venue

January 28, 2016 at 12:32 pm Comments are Disabled

A TRALEE standup will perform his first hour long show in the renowned Whelans venue in Dublin next month. It’s a big stepping stone for Oakpark man Ronan Grace, who has been honing his craft in the capital for the past eight years. Clocking up on average 100 shows a year, his comedy […]

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