Archive for July, 2016

REPORT/PHOTOS: Kerry Class Shows As Minors Defeat Kildare

REPORT/PHOTOS: Kerry Class Shows As Minors Defeat Kildare

July 31, 2016 at 12:32 pm Comments are Disabled

Mike O’Halloran was in Austin Stack Park yesterday to see the Kerry minors beat Kildare in the Electric Ireland All-Ireland B Championship quarter final… Kerry 2-20 Kildare 2-10 A blitz in the second half saw the Kerry minor hurlers overcome Kildare in The Electric Ireland All-Ireland B Championship quarter final. Kerry […]

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Tom Gentlemen, Suzanne O'Sullivan, Ciaran O'Callaghan and Angie O'Sullivan at the Tri Kingdom Come Triathlon in Fenit on Saturday morning. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Kilflynn Man Wins Tri Kingdom Come Event In Fenit

July 31, 2016 at 9:51 am Comments are Disabled

IT was a fantastic day in Fenit on Saturday for the Tri Kingdom Come Triathlon. Over 400 people took part in the event – many from the Tralee Triathlon Club – and the weather stayed kind despite a shower early on. The community of Fenit also came out in force to join […]

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PHOTOS: #Tralee On Social Media This Week

PHOTOS: #Tralee On Social Media This Week

July 31, 2016 at 9:50 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)… There was a great turnout for a makeup masterclass […]

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Sean Kelly and Paul Sheridan Tour de Munster with Brian Sheehan Glenbeigh, Rachel Fitzgerald Ardfert and Kevin Donovan, Killorglin  and Kerry  Branch of DSI  pictured at the official launch of the 16th Annual Tour de Munster cycle in aid of Down Syndrome Ireland (DSI) hosted, by kind invitation of Lord and Lady Burlington, at Lismore Castle Gardens, Co. Waterford on Monday, 20th June. Photo by Gerard McCarthy

Public Urged Give Big Tralee Welcome To Tour de Munster

July 31, 2016 at 9:50 am Comments are Disabled

A MAJOR fundraiser for Down Syndrome Ireland is less than a week away and their shop in Tralee will welcome legendary cyclist Sean Kelly next Friday. The Tour de Munster Charity Cycle takes place from Thursday, August 4 to Sunday, August 7, and will see over 100 amateur cyclists cycle over 600km […]

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Roger Harty: Welcome The Rain

Roger Harty: Welcome The Rain

July 31, 2016 at 9:49 am 1 comment

I HAVE been writing this column on a weekly basis for nearly two and a half years now and one of the first articles that I wrote about is all about attitude. Basically attitude (approach) to life is everything. If we have the right attitude to any given situation in life […]

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Comedian Joe Rooney and singer-songwriter John Spillane will soon perform at Il Forno

Well-Known Comedian And Singer-Songwriter To Appear At Il Forno

July 31, 2016 at 9:49 am Comments are Disabled

SINCE opening its doors in October Il Forno Italian restaurant on Courthouse Lane has put an emphasis on the arts along with serving up food and could be sparking a revival in the centre of town. On Saturday, August 6, comedian Joe Rooney will perform upstairs at the restaurant while at […]

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Gary Orpen, Fay O'Donoghue, Mary Burns and Joseph Doyle at the Pobalscoil Inbhear Scéine Kenmare students debs ball at the Earl of Desmond Hotel on Friday night. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: A Night Of Glamour And Fun At Debs In The Earl

July 30, 2016 at 11:19 am Comments are Disabled

THEY came a long way to have fun, but it was worth it for dozens of teenagers from the greater Kenmare area who arrived for a party in the Earl of Desmond last night. In all, over 200 dapper gents and stylish ladies came to the hotel for the Pobalscoil Inbhear […]

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Dr Caitlin: The Health Benefits Of Wearing The Right Bra Size

Dr Caitlin: The Health Benefits Of Wearing The Right Bra Size

July 30, 2016 at 11:19 am Comments are Disabled

Dr Caitlin O’Connor of Tralee Medical Centre in St Brendan’s Park on wearing the right bra size to help posture and avoid back strain… Recent studies have found that eight out of ten women are wearing the wrong size bra. Properly fitting bras should support us firmly, improve our posture, […]

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Out To Lunch: The Brogue Rocks For A Bite To Eat

Out To Lunch: The Brogue Rocks For A Bite To Eat

July 30, 2016 at 11:18 am Comments are Disabled

Kirby’s Brogue Inn Rock Street HAVE you noticed there seems to be more tourists around than normal this year? It’s a common feature I’ve found when visiting bars and hotels over the past number of months. Many are putting it down to people avoiding mainland Europe, northern Africa and Turkey for fear […]

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Launching the 'Cycle Against Suicide Tralee Spin Off' were, from left: John Drummey (Rose of Tralee), Kevin Finn (Cycle Against Suicide), Cormac Sertutxa, Jim Breen (Cycle Against Suicide), Deputy Michael Healy Rae, Danielle O'Sullivan (2016 Kerry Rose), Colin Aherne, Grace O'Donnell, Sean Ryan, Clodagh Moynhan, Mags O'Halloran and Charlie Brennan. Photo by Gavin O'Connor.

Thousands To Cheer On Cycle Against Suicide SpinOff In Tralee

July 30, 2016 at 11:18 am Comments are Disabled

A FANTASTIC event to raise spread the message of mental health and suicide awareness is set to take place during the Rose of Tralee festival and the organisers are hoping the townspeople and beyond will give them their support. On Saturday, August 20, the community of Tralee will host a […]

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This Picture Shows The Festival Is Getting Close

This Picture Shows The Festival Is Getting Close

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

SO the Dome is up. Yes, we’re not even into August, but the main sign that the festival is just around the corner is here. The exterior of the structure is erected and it looks even bigger this year with an extension at one end. It’ll need to be huge to […]

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Paul Geaney in action for Kerry against Clare in the Munster SFC semi-final at Fitzgerald Stadium in June. Photo by Dermot Crean.

PREVIEW: Clare Game Is Chance For Kerry Players To Impress For Harder Tests Ahead

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

Gavin O’Connor says there’ll be no shock this Sunday against Clare as Kerry players will be out to impress the boss…  THIS week the Kerry footballing public has gone through one of the most lacklustre build-ups to a match in Croke Park in recent memory. For players, the focus will be on […]

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David Moran in action in last year's drawn Munster Final against Cork. Photo by Dermot Crean.

Three Changes To Kerry Team For All-Ireland Quarter Final

July 29, 2016 at 7:00 pm Comments are Disabled

THE Kerry Senior Football Team to play Clare in the All Ireland Senior Football Championship Quarter Final in Croke Park on Sunday at 2pm shows three changes in personnel from the side that defeated Tipperary in the Munster Final. It’s an all Tralee midfield as David Moran starts instead of […]

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The Kerry Minor Team To Face Derry Has Been Announced

The Kerry Minor Team To Face Derry Has Been Announced

July 29, 2016 at 6:56 pm Comments are Disabled

THE Kerry Minor Football Team to play Derry in the Electric Ireland All Ireland Minor Football Quarter Final at Croke Park on Sunday next (12 noon) is unchanged from the side that defeated Cork in the Munster Final. Tralee area clubs will be represented by Micheál Reidy from Ballymac at corner […]

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At the launch of the Turner's Bar Invitational Cup tournament were Ernie Henderson (Gardaí), Mossie McGaley (Borg Warner), Micheal Ladden, Brian McCarthy (Dunnes Stores), Aidan Turner (sponsor), Claude Casey (Tesco), David Hughes (Dunnes Stores), Seamus Deady (Dunnes Stores), Tony Neary (Dunnes Stores) and Thomas Sugrue (Garda Station). Photo by Dermot Crean

Five Things To Do Around Tralee Over The Bank Holiday Weekend

July 29, 2016 at 3:55 pm Comments are Disabled

IT’S set to be a fairly dry bank holiday weekend around Tralee, so that gives you no excuse for staying indoors binge-watching series on Netflix. Here’s a few things you can get up to around the place… 1. Go support the Tri-Kingdom Comers This Saturday sees hardy souls take on the Tri-Kingdom Come […]

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Launching the Tralee Dining Guide were, from left: Nuala Dawson (Dawsons Restuarant), Michael McDonald (Denny Lane), Christina Dureke (Tralee Chamber Alliance), Trina Hoolihan  (Tralee Chamber Alliance), and John Drummey  (Tralee Chamber Alliance). Photo by Gavin O'Connor.

New Dining In Tralee Booklet Showcases Town As A Great Place To Eat Out

July 29, 2016 at 2:21 pm Comments are Disabled

TRALEE has great taste and the 2016 Dining in Tralee Booklet, a new guide to where to eat in Ireland’s Best Large Tourism Town is now available to locals and visitors. Published by Tralee Chamber Alliance, the guide features nearly 40 restaurants, cafés, bistros and pubs in the Tralee and surrounding […]

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Meave Leahy, Anne O'Connor, Treasa Lynch, Christy Lynch, Sheila Wells and Fiona O'Sullivan at the SVP Castle Street customer appreciation night. Photo by Gavin O'Connor.

Appeal For More Donations As St Vincent de Paul Holds ‘Customer Appreciation Night’

July 29, 2016 at 2:11 pm Comments are Disabled

ST Vincent de Paul held a ‘Customer Appreciation Night’ at its Castle Street store on Thursday and also put out an appeal to the public for more donations. Shoppers and well wishers called into the store which has been opened since March this year. Along with loads of clothes to […]

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At a table quiz in aid of Stuart Nolan's Rose of Tralee escort costs were, from left: Miriam Mullhall Nolan, Stuart Nolan and John Quirke. Photo by Gavin O'Connor.

PHOTOS: Stewart’s Family And Friends Help Him Afford Escort Expenses At Table Quiz

July 29, 2016 at 12:33 pm Comments are Disabled

THERE was an excellent turnout in the Ashe Hotel on Thursday night for a table quiz to help a Rose of Tralee escort with his expenses during festival week. Stewart Nolan from The Kerries asked friends and family to come along to the table quiz and they did so in numbers. The 23-year-old […]

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VIDEOS: Five Quarter-Finals Where Kerry Let Loose

VIDEOS: Five Quarter-Finals Where Kerry Let Loose

July 29, 2016 at 12:03 pm Comments are Disabled

SINCE the quarter-finals began in 2001 Kerry have appeared every year, winning 13 out of 15 encounters. In that time there was a few close shaves, more damp squibs than you would care to remember and also a handful blistering performance where the men in green and gold shot the […]

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Bryan Cooper Suffers Partially Collapsed Lung After Fall In Galway

Bryan Cooper Suffers Partially Collapsed Lung After Fall In Galway

July 29, 2016 at 11:17 am Comments are Disabled

BRYAN Cooper suffered a partially collapsed lung after a fall at Galway Races yesterday, but his injuries could have been worse if he had not been wearing an upgraded body protector. It means the Tralee jockey could be out of action for up to a month. Cooper was riding the Gordon Elliott-trained Tiger Roll in the Guinness […]

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It’s Looking Okay For The Bank Holiday Weekend

It’s Looking Okay For The Bank Holiday Weekend

July 29, 2016 at 10:43 am Comments are Disabled

  YOU know, it’s not looking half-bad at all. It’s the last Bank Holiday weekend until late autumn, so we could do with a nice spell of weather to go with the days off. Well it looks like Mother Nature will oblige as there’ll be a lot of dry weather in […]

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Know Your Rights: Part-Time Work And Social Welfare Payments

July 28, 2016 at 4:20 pm Comments are Disabled

  Know Your Rights has been compiled by Kerry Citizens Information Service which provides a free and confidential service to the public. Contact us in Tralee on Tel: 0761 07 7860 Killarney 0761 07 7820, Listowel 0761 07 7840 Kenmare 0761 07 7810, Killorglin 0761 07830 & Caherciveen 0761 07 […]

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Warning About Venomous Fish On The Beaches This Weekend

Warning About Venomous Fish On The Beaches This Weekend

July 28, 2016 at 4:10 pm Comments are Disabled

IF you’re heading to the beach this weekend (once the fine weather materialises!) then you better mind yourself. The Irish Water Safety CEO John Leech is warning people to stay off beaches at low tide because of the danger of Weever fish. Weever fish stings aren’t fatal, but they cause discomfort he told […]

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Sponsored: Brush ‘N’ Blush To Host Girls Pampering Evening At Salon In Caheranne

Sponsored: Brush ‘N’ Blush To Host Girls Pampering Evening At Salon In Caheranne

July 28, 2016 at 3:00 pm Comments are Disabled

THE ladies at a hair and beauty salon in Caheranne Village are preparing for a night of style, fashion and make-up tips next Tuesday with a special guest dropping in from London. It’s billed as the ‘Ultimate Girls Pamper Evening’ hosted by Brush ‘N’ Blush with loads happening on the night and […]

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Mike Breen, Shauna Moriarty, Caolim Teahan, Claudia Osterloh, Cian O'Sullivan and Tracey Browne at the Intermediate School Killorglin Students' Debs Ball at Ballyroe Heights Hotel on Wednesday evening. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Mid-Kerry Students Have A Ball At Debs In Ballyroe

July 28, 2016 at 1:01 pm Comments are Disabled

THE students from Intermediate School Killorglin has a summer get-together last night as they had a stylish Debs Ball in Ballyroe. Some 185 students donned the glad rags and tucked into a three course meal before entertainment from the DJ Aaron Murphy. The dry weather allowed us to take some shots […]

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Launching the first phase of the revitalisation of the  old Denny site were, from left: Cllr Toiréasa Ferris, Cllr Sam Locke, Charlie O'Sullivan (Dept Chief Executive Kerry County Council), Michael O'Shea (Cathaoirleach Kerry County Council), Frank Hayes (Director of Corporate Services Kerry Group), Cllr Terry O'Brien (Mayor of Tralee), Cllr Jim Finucane, Steven Blair (Southern Regional Assembly), Michael Scannell (Director of Services Kerry County Council), Kevin Burns (Kerry County Council), Cllr Tom McEllistrim. Photo by Gavin O'Connor.

Chance To Have Your Say On Revitalising The Old Denny Site Area

July 28, 2016 at 12:14 pm Comments are Disabled

WORK to revitalise the site of the old Denny Bacon Factory is about to get off the ground as Kerry County Council has announced the first phase of public consultation on its future use at the Island Of Geese. The site was donated to the people of Tralee by Kerry Group in […]

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PHOTOS: Inside The Denny Plant Eight Years After Closure

July 28, 2016 at 11:34 am Comments are Disabled

THE First Phase of the Consultation process for the Denny Site was announced this morning. The old plant at the Island of Geese finally closed its doors in December 2008 but now there are plans to regenerate the area and the public are being asked for submissions (story on this […]

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Young Gaelic Footballers taking part in the Ballymacelligott GAA Cúl Camp this week. Photo by Gavin O'Connor.

PHOTOS: Youngsters Enjoy Cúl Camp In Ballymacelligott

July 28, 2016 at 11:06 am Comments are Disabled

THERE are double the amount of kids attending the Ballymacelligott GAA Cúl Camp this year compared to 2015. Around 140 young people between the ages of 6 and 14 are taking part in the camp, which runs until Friday. Last year that figure was around the 70 mark. The camp […]

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MMA Fighter Richie Stack

VIDEO: Ballyheigue Fighter Wins An MMA Tournament With A Super Finish

July 28, 2016 at 10:24 am Comments are Disabled

BALLYHEIGUE man Richie Stack beat a five time Irish champion at an MMA tournament at the weekend. Richie, who fights out of Spirit MMA in Tralee defeated former champ Alex O’Sullivan at the Celtic Gladiator show at City North Conference Centre on the outskirts of Dublin county. The 29-year-old is […]

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New Basketball Tournament Planned During Rose Of Tralee Festival

New Basketball Tournament Planned During Rose Of Tralee Festival

July 28, 2016 at 10:12 am Comments are Disabled

A BASKETBALL tournament is to be held during the Rose of Tralee Festival and teams from all over the country are being invited to take part. Organised by Tralee Imperials and sponsored by Premier Financial Services, the ‘Rose of Tralee 3×3 Tournament 2016’ will take place on Saturday, August 20 featuring […]

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