Archive for April, 2016

Sinead Murray Anna Marie O'Sullivan and Claire O'Sullivan at the night of fashion and beauty for Tralee Lions Club at CH Chemists on Friday evening. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Ladies Get Styled For Summer At Charity Event In CH

April 30, 2016 at 10:51 am 0 comments

LADIES are all set for summer after a fashion show and beauty night at CH Chemists on Friday night in aid of Tralee Lions Club charity campaigns. Over 100 ladies enjoyed refreshments on arrival before getting advice from a number of speakers. Sandra Rusk of Weardrobe talked about the latest fashions […]

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Out To Lunch: A Super Sunday At Ballygarry

Out To Lunch: A Super Sunday At Ballygarry

April 30, 2016 at 10:45 am 0 comments

Brooks Restaurant Ballygarry House Hotel THE last time I reviewed food at Ballygarry it was a cold, wet, wintry afternoon 14 months ago. I sat in the Leebrook Bar, in front of an inviting open fire, eating a delicious roast pork lunch and contemplated abandoning the afternoon’s work in favour of […]

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PREVIEW: Kerry’s Quality Will Ensure A Winning Start To Championship Journey

PREVIEW: Kerry’s Quality Will Ensure A Winning Start To Championship Journey

April 30, 2016 at 10:41 am 0 comments

Mike O’Halloran says Kerry have the talent and confidence to see them win well against Carlow in the Leinster Championship Round Robin tie in Tralee on Sunday… THE Kerry hurlers continue the journey that could lead to a Leinster Championship final when they take on Carlow on Sunday in Austin Stack […]

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Models in the Comhairle na nOg ‘Reeling in the Years 1916-2016’ Fashion Show in The Ashe Hotel last Sunday night. Photo by Madeleine Frissung

PHOTOS: Comhairle Na nÓg Reels In The Years At 1916 Centenary-Inspired Fashion Show

April 30, 2016 at 10:33 am 0 comments

KERRY Comhairle na nÓg put on a hugely impressive and entertaining ‘Reeling in the Years 1916-2016’ Fashion Show in The Ashe Hotel last Sunday night. Around 30 teenagers took part in the show which took the audience on a time travel adventure through the decades from 1916 to 2016 with costumes, music […]

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David Moran is tackled by Legions Shaun Keane. Photo by Gavin O'Connor.

PREVIEW: Kerins O’Rahilly’s Fight For Senior Status Against Battling Milltown/Castlemaine

April 30, 2016 at 10:22 am 0 comments

Gavin O’Connor looks forward to the Kerins O’Rahillys v Milltown/Castlemaine, Castleisland Mart Senior Club Championship, Relegation Playoff Round 1 match at Farranfore, Sunday 2:30pm… SENIOR championship status is on the line for both these clubs when the face off in Farranfore on Sunday. The loser will play Kilcummin, who lost to […]

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Dr Caitlin: Recognising Anxiety And How To Get Help

Dr Caitlin: Recognising Anxiety And How To Get Help

April 30, 2016 at 10:18 am 0 comments

Dr Caitlin O’Connor, of Tralee Medical Centre at St Brendan’s Park, on recognising anxiety and dealing with it…  What is anxiety? Anxiety is a generalised pervasive state of fear and dread. All of us experience some occasional anxiety such is the pace of modern life. Many of us become anxious because […]

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Know Your Rights: When You Have A Problem With An Item Bought Online

Know Your Rights: When You Have A Problem With An Item Bought Online

April 30, 2016 at 10:14 am 0 comments

Question: What can I do if I have a problem with an item I’ve bought online? Answer: If you are not happy with an item you’ve bought online, you should always contact the trader first to make your complaint. If you are not satisfied with their response, you may be […]

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Austin Stacks, Kieran Donaghy on the ball while Dingle's Mark O'Connor keeps clse watch. Photo by Dermot Crean.

PREVIEW: Stacks Face Rising Stars Of Dingle In Club Semi-Final

April 29, 2016 at 5:03 pm 0 comments

Gavin O’Connor looks at tomorrow evening’s clash between Austin Stacks and Dingle in the Senior Club Championship Semi-Final, Kennedy Park, Annascaul, (throw-in 6:30pm)… THE ROCK will head west on Saturday to face Dingle who are reigning champions and one of the the most exciting young sides to emerge in recent years. For the last […]

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Gaelcholáiste Students Rewarded For Promotion Of Irish Language

Gaelcholáiste Students Rewarded For Promotion Of Irish Language

April 29, 2016 at 3:37 pm 0 comments

STUDENTS from Gaelcholáiste Chiarraí headed for Dublin on Wednesday to accept a flag for their promotion of Irish. The purple flag is called ‘An Gaelbhratach’ and is awarded by Coiste na Gaeilge who promote the Irish language in educational institutions around the country. The flag was earned through assessments of  Irish language […]

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Zoe’s World: Creativity Is Just As Important As Sporting And Academic Talents

Zoe’s World: Creativity Is Just As Important As Sporting And Academic Talents

April 29, 2016 at 3:07 pm 0 comments

NO matter what you believe about how we came to be on this earth – Big Bang or Adam and Eve – we can all generally accept that we are here right now. I say generally because I may be dealing with some Matrix or Inception fans, and I don’t […]

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Grainne Clifford, Roksanax Szczygielek, Olivia Dillion, Eve Hennessy, Emily O'Brien, Katarina Roberts and Karina Sultan will represent Presentation National School at the . Photo by Gavin O'Connor.

Presentation Group To Perform At National Concert Hall In Songwriting Competition

April 29, 2016 at 3:06 pm 0 comments

A GROUP representing Presentation National School is one of only seven schools in Ireland to be selected to take part in an All-Ireland songwriting competition. The seven girls will take part in ‘Song for 16’ and perform in front of hundreds of people at the National Concert Hall in Dublin on May […]

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Kerry Rose Julett Culloty, Clair McEvoy, Mary Fitzgerald, Tara O'Halloran Cronin and Leonie Flaherty at the launch of the 'Look Good Feel Better' Programme. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: New Programme To Help Cancer Patients ‘Look Good, Feel Better’

April 29, 2016 at 2:26 pm 0 comments

A NEW programme to help cancer patients feel better while going through one of the most traumatic periods of their lives has been introduced in University Hospital Kerry. The “Look Good Feel Better” Programme, a unique programme of free skincare and makeup workshops for patients, was launched on Wednesday night at […]

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Nuala O’Connor, Louise Nelligan McCarthy,  Thomas O’Regan, Michelle Browne

Over 400 Hardy Souls To Get ‘B Wildered’ Tomorrow

April 29, 2016 at 2:25 pm 0 comments

OVER 400 people will participate in the second year of ‘B Wildered – The John Lenihan Wilderness Challenge’ sponsored by Lee Strand Protein+ Milk tomorrow, but there’s still places left if you want to join them. Participants will test their fitness limits in Kerry’s ultimate fitness challenge set in the wilderness of Glanageenty in […]

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IT Tralee Students Celebrate Two Wins At USI Student Achievement Awards

IT Tralee Students Celebrate Two Wins At USI Student Achievement Awards

April 29, 2016 at 12:32 pm 0 comments

IT TRALEE students came away with two gongs last night at the Union Of Students in Ireland Student Achievement Awards. Held in Dublin Castle, the awards, now in its fourth year, are the annual opportunity for the Student Movement in Ireland to recognise the contribution of students to the life of Ireland and the student […]

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No Fairytale Return For Tommy Walsh…For Now At Least

No Fairytale Return For Tommy Walsh…For Now At Least

April 29, 2016 at 11:36 am 0 comments

Gavin O’Connor says Tommy Walsh had a tough time forcing his way into a Kerry team with lots of options…  SOME things are just not meant to be and it looks like Tommy Walsh will not enjoy the fairytale return to Gaelic Football…well, for now anyway. The news yesterday that the Kerins O’Rahilly’s man has withdrawn […]

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Kerry manager, Ciaran Carey. Photo by Gavin O'Connor.

Twitter Reacts After RTE Six-One News Airs The Wrong Kerry Hurlers Preview

April 29, 2016 at 10:53 am 0 comments

WE all make mistakes…but that was a very public one. With Kerry creating history on Sunday by taking part in the  Leinster Championship on Sunday, RTE decided to cover the story on the Six-One news yesterday. Joe Stack was down interviewing Ciaran Carey for the piece during the week but, unfortunately, […]

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The Sportsfield Bar Building Sold At Auction Yesterday…But It’s Business As Usual In Boherbee

The Sportsfield Bar Building Sold At Auction Yesterday…But It’s Business As Usual In Boherbee

April 29, 2016 at 10:04 am 0 comments

THE building which is home to The Sportsfield Bar was one of five Kerry properties which went to auction in Dublin on Thursday. The April Allsop Auction was held at the RDS in Dublin and while the building was sold for €172,500, owner of The Sportsfield, Damian Roche, has assured his customers […]

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The Kerry panel lines up before the match. Photo by Gavin O'Connor.

Kerry Team To Face Carlow On Sunday Announced

April 28, 2016 at 9:31 pm 0 comments

THE Kerry team to face Carlow in in the Leinster Senior Hurling Championship Round Robin in Austin Stack Park on Sunday (throw-in 1pm) has been announced. The side shows two changes from the team that defeated Laois in the Allianz Hurling League Playoff – Colum Harty comes into the half forward line instead […]

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Ultan Helps Promote Tralee RFC’s Tag Rugby Event During Rose Festival

Ultan Helps Promote Tralee RFC’s Tag Rugby Event During Rose Festival

April 28, 2016 at 3:59 pm 0 comments

  IRELAND and Connacht rugby star, Ultan Dillane, was around town last week and his former club were delighted when he visited them at O’Dowd Park. He was there to hand out awards to members and launch a tag rugby event to be held at the club during the Rose Festival. […]

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Twitter Reaction To The Shock Departure Of Tommy Walsh From Kerry Panel

Twitter Reaction To The Shock Departure Of Tommy Walsh From Kerry Panel

April 28, 2016 at 2:52 pm 0 comments

THERE had been speculation all morning, but it was confirmed this afternoon that Tommy Walsh is leaving the Kerry panel. It’s biggest news in Irish sport today so of course it got people typing on social media. Here is how people reacted on Twitter… Tommy Walsh withdraws from @Kerry_Official football panel. Sometimes, for some reason, things don’t work […]

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Tralee Gardaí Receive Reports Of Motor Tax ‘Phishing’ Scam

Tralee Gardaí Receive Reports Of Motor Tax ‘Phishing’ Scam

April 28, 2016 at 1:44 pm 0 comments

GARDAI in Tralee are asking the public to beware of ‘phishing’ scam where criminals purporting to be from the Department of Transport look for people’s billing information and vehicle details via email. Members of the public have called into  Tralee Garda Station this morning about the hoax emails. If you […]

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Winners Of Tralee Tidy Towns Business Awards For March And April Announced

Winners Of Tralee Tidy Towns Business Awards For March And April Announced

April 28, 2016 at 1:08 pm 0 comments

THE winners of the March and April Tralee Tidy Towns Business awards were announced at the Tralee Chamber Alliance AGM at the Grand Hotel on Monday evening. The judges were impressed by Borg Warner, Monavalley Industrial Estate, and H Factor, John Joe Sheehy Road, Tralee who both won framed paintings by renowned […]

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Tommy Walsh made an appearance late in the match. Photo by Dermot Crean

Confirmed: Tommy Walsh Has Left The Kerry Panel

April 28, 2016 at 12:45 pm 1 comment

IT has been confirmed that Tommy Walsh has left the Kerry senior football panel. There had been speculation all morning that the Kerins O’Rahilly’s man has left the Kerry set-up after a report by Sports Editor of the Irish Examiner, Tony Leen. This afternoon, the journalist from Ballymacelligott updated his story […]

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Fuel Prices Continue To Rise At Stations Around Town…But Where’s The Cheapest?

April 28, 2016 at 12:30 pm 0 comments

FOR the second month in a row we’ve witnessed a rise in fuel prices according to our monthly survey of stations around town. At the end of February the cheapest station priced €1.17 per litre of petrol, now that has risen to €1.23.8. The Top station in Caherslee takes over […]

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Two-Way Traffic System Set For Denny Street By End Of August

Two-Way Traffic System Set For Denny Street By End Of August

April 28, 2016 at 11:33 am 1 comment

WORK is to start in less than a month to prepare Denny Street for a two-way traffic system by the end of August. Kerry County Council Engineer, Eamon Scanlon, briefed members of Tralee Chamber Alliance on the work ahead at the Alliance’s AGM at the Grand Hotel last night. After […]

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Minor Boys Long Jump, with Sean Horan of Tralee CBS competing. Photo by Adrienne McLoughlin

Tralee Schools’ Athletes Shine At Kerry Schools Athletics C’ships

April 28, 2016 at 10:43 am 1 comment

THERE were 400 athletes from Kerry and West Limerick secondary schools competing  at the annual Kerry Schools Track& Field Championships which were held on Tuesday at Riocht Athletic Track, Castleisland. IT was a good day for one Tralee school in particular as the Shields for Best Girls School and Best Boys School was won […]

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Coláiste Gleann Lí Hosts Art Exhibition Tonight

Coláiste Gleann Lí Hosts Art Exhibition Tonight

April 28, 2016 at 9:53 am 0 comments

COLAISTE Gleann Lí will present its annual Art Exhibition in the college tonight (Thursday) from 7pm which will showcase magnificent work in areas such as painting and drawing, oil painting, watercolours, pastel, pencil and acrylics painting. Visitors can view over 100 exhibits ranging from landscape, still life, figurative pieces and portraits as well as […]

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Aoife Hammed, Karim Pilichik, Thomas McGuire and Jasmine Conway, Moyderwell National School performers of The Lion King. Photo by Gavin O'Connor.

PHOTOS: ‘The Lion King’ Is The Mane Attraction At Moyderwell As Pupils Begin Performances

April 27, 2016 at 4:22 pm 0 comments

MOYDERWELL Mercy Primary School pupils began their performances of ‘The Lion King’ on Wednesday to great approval from audiences. There’s a cast of almost 300 students over the two days (Wednesday and Thursday) and the public can still catch performances on Thursday (11.30am and 7.30pm) at the school. The hour long musical, designed […]

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Kerry Citizens Information Centre Goes Mobile For The Next Week

Kerry Citizens Information Centre Goes Mobile For The Next Week

April 27, 2016 at 4:03 pm 0 comments

  THE Kerry Citizens Information Service is going on the road next week to bring communities essential information regarding their rights and entitlements. From tomorrow to Saturday the mobile and outreach unit will be in Manor West Shopping Centre, Tralee, then it moves to Castleisland next Tuedsay for two days at Supervalu Car […]

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Gaelcholaiste Chiarrai students and teachers going to the from left:  Jack Ó Duagáin, Eanna O Connchur, Jimmy O Suílleabháin, Aodhán O Seanachan, Tomás O hIniféin, Dónal Ó Ruanidh, Abbie Ní Bhrosacháin, Marnie Ní Horáin, Caoimhe Ní Chearbhaill, Sophie Lowham, Sinéad Ní Chathasaigh, Muireann Ní Dhullaig, Brenda Ní Dhubhaí, Clodagh Ní Dhonnaile, Emily Ní Cuileagóid. Photo by Gavin O'Connor.

Gaelcholáiste Chiarraí ‘Hooping’ For Victory At National Finals In Dublin

April 27, 2016 at 3:42 pm 0 comments

THREE teams from Gaelcholáiste Chiarraí are aiming for national honours in Dublin next week. First year boys and girls teams and the 2nd year girl team will compete in the National Schools League C Division Finals in the National Basketball Arena in Tallaght next Wednesday. Continued below… The sides began their […]

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