Archive for February 10th, 2017

Jack Goulding comes under pressure from Darren Maher of Laois. Photo by Gavin O'Connor.

Kerry Team To Start League Campaign Against Laois Named

February 10, 2017 at 9:03 pm 0 comments

THE Kerry Senior Hurling Team to play Laois in the opening round of the Allianz Hurling League on Sunday next in Austin Stack Park at 2pm captained by Aiden McCabe of Kilmoyley is as follows: 1 Aiden McCabe  – (C) Kilmoyley 2 Sean Weir  – Crotta O’Neills 3 Rory Horgan  – […]

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League Debut For Shanahan As Barry Also Starts For Kerry

League Debut For Shanahan As Barry Also Starts For Kerry

February 10, 2017 at 8:48 pm 0 comments

AUSTIN Stacks’ Ronan Shanahan has been given his league debut for Kerry as Jack Barry of Na Gaeil starts with David Moran for midfield against Mayo on Saturday night. Jack Savage of Kerins O’Rahillys holds his place while his club mate Barry John Keane is on the bench for the clash. The […]

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IT Tralee Invite Applications For President Role

IT Tralee Invite Applications For President Role

February 10, 2017 at 4:56 pm 0 comments

THE Institute of Technology Tralee has now started taking applications for the position of President of the college. Dr Oliver Murphy’s five year contract is coming to an end and the successful candidate will be taking on the role at a very important time for the college, as it prepares to merge […]

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Tralee Lions Club To Hold Annual Table Quiz Night

Tralee Lions Club To Hold Annual Table Quiz Night

February 10, 2017 at 1:37 pm 0 comments

TRALEE Lions Club are holding their annual table quiz at the Meadowlands Hotel, at 8.30pm on Thursday, February 16. All are welcome to come and test their knowledge in aid of Kerry Cancer Support Group, Kerry Cork Health Link Bus. All funding comes entirely from sponsorship and fundraising events. The annual table […]

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IRA firing party at Rath cemetery Tralee. This began when the editor of the Kerryman  told me to cover the  funeral of an IRA man who died in South Kerry, and to watch out for the firing party at the grave side. When i arrived at the cemetery i made enquiries about the arrangements, but was told that their would be no firing party due to the large number of Detectives and Gardai  present, returning to the Kerryman, i informed the editor. That night i received a phone call about 10 PM. In my home in regards to a  local press assignment in town, and was told that a person was waiting at my front door. I lived in a very quite area in Tralee but in the month of February a very dark district. Opening the door i found a man wearing a jacket and hood covering his head and face, it was very dark in the estate where i lived especially during the month of February, he told me to take my car and would not converce with me except to direct where i should drive, He told me to avoid  the town centre, after driving in the outskirts of the town i arrived at Ballinorig, and was told to stop just inside the entrance to Balliorig estate, he left the car, in the mirrow i saw him crossing the road into the  Rath cemetery, he returned quickly  and told me to drive to the far side of the cemetery, where i was told to drive off the road and park at a car sales business. He again told me to follow him and crossed the road into Rath cemetery, he leading the way and i about five paces behind, we were walking towards the old  IRA Republician grave in the Cemetery. It was dark with only the street lights to guide our way. I could hear a group on teenagers in the  old church ruins in the cemetery. The person in front of me stopped and listened for sounds, all of a sudden he turned back towards me and ran pass me back the way we came, i followed  running, he stopped and came back  once more and led the way to the Old IRA grave, we stopped and after a few minutes i heard a number of men running toward us in the darkness coming from the Ballinorig direction, the only available light came from the street lights: three men in fitigues and wearing Ballaclava's, two with Russion Kalashnikov machine guns and one with  a revolver. I asked the person that led me to the cemetery, am i to take a photo of these men, he said yes, an order was given and the two with the Machine guns fired a deafening volley of about 60 shorts over the IRA grave, with my camera pre-focused from the street lights i got off one exposure. Again some one shouted  an order and every one ran off in different directions with me running back towards my car. In the darkness and confusion i ran into the teenagers running against me in the opposite direction screaming the IRA are shooting, when i got back to my car  the person that led me to the shooting had disappeared. I developed the film and photo and dropped the latter in the letter box of the Kerryman that night as i was travelling to Dublin next morning. The photo was published, in the Dail it was a hot topic and over the next few weeks i had some explaining about this event.

PHOTOS: More Images Of The 1970s From ‘Through The Lens’

February 10, 2017 at 1:27 pm 0 comments

Well-known photographer John Cleary’s book, ‘Through The Lens’, is a treasure trove of memories for the people of Tralee and Kerry. Here’s just a few images from the book – which covers events from the 1970s – where you might see some familiar faces… John Cleary describes how this photo came […]

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Attending the Launch of "The Art of Asking Questions" were Moira Glennon, Kate Browne and Catriona O'Sullivan. Photo by Lisa O'Mahony.

PHOTOS: Hundreds Attend Caroline’s Book Launch In Ballygarry

February 10, 2017 at 1:21 pm 0 comments

OVER 200 people from all over Munster attended the launch of Caroline McEnery’s book “The Art of Asking the Right Questions” on Thursday night. Causeway native Caroline McEnery is a HR & Employment Law Expert and Managing Director. Her book, ‘The Art of Asking the Right Questions’ is the ‘must […]

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VIDEO/PHOTOS: A Perfect ’10@10′ For Listellick School’s Operation Transformation Effort

VIDEO/PHOTOS: A Perfect ’10@10′ For Listellick School’s Operation Transformation Effort

February 10, 2017 at 11:55 am 1 comment

CHILDREN all over the country got out this morning for some physical activity as part of the Operation Transformation TV show drive to get people more healthy and active. Among the Tralee schools taking part in the ’10@10′ – which asked schools to take 10 minutes exercise at 10am – […]

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Search For Family Of Tralee Woman Who Saved Children During WW1

Search For Family Of Tralee Woman Who Saved Children During WW1

February 10, 2017 at 10:59 am 0 comments

A TRALEE woman who saved the lives of many schoolchildren during World War 1 will be remembered in London this summer. Teacher Mary O’Donnell ran into the Upper North Street primary school in the London district of Poplar in 1917 which had been bombed and pulled the children from the burning […]

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Kieran Donaghy, looks to layoff a pass to Colm Cooper. Photo by Gavin O'Connor.

Six Things To Do Around Tralee This Weekend

February 10, 2017 at 10:49 am 0 comments

There’s absolutely loads on this weekend in town, between sport, fashion and fun events. While Ballymac GAA Strictly Come Dancing and the Valentines 10 Mile run events are sold out, there’s still things you can get out to… Friday 1. Get Energised… Tonight sees well-known speakers from sport, fitness and positive psychology take the […]

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