Archive for March, 2017

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Rainfall Warning For Kerry Extended Until Tomorrow

March 3, 2017 at 2:23 pm Comments are Disabled

YOU may have noticed it’s been raining for a while now. Well Met Eireann has updated its Yellow Status rainfall warning for Kerry, Clare, Cork, Limerick and Connacht, which was due to end at 6pm today, until tomorrow afternoon. There’ll be further falls of heavy rain today, tonight and into Saturday, […]

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‘Freebie Friday’ Encourages People To Support Local Businesses

March 3, 2017 at 12:03 pm 3 comments

‘FREEBIE Friday’, a new initiative from Kerry County Council aimed at bringing a new lease of life to Tralee, has been launched to encourage people to enjoy Tralee town centre on Friday evenings. The Mayor of Tralee, Cllr Terry O’Brien, said that Kerry County Council’s initiative, which had immediate effect […]

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Keith Freeman getting his legs waxed at 'Strictly Come Dancing' at Fabrik on Thursday night, Photo by Lisa O'Mahony.

PHOTOS: Students Get Waxed For Charity At Event In Fabrik

March 3, 2017 at 11:44 am Comments are Disabled

IT was a painful night for some as the students faced the waxing strip at an event in Fabrik. The IT Tralee Events Society held a charity ‘Strictly Come Waxing’ fundraiser on Thursday and some of the lads got quite the shock when it came down to business. The event kicked off […]

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Ben Hanafin, who made his Confirmation, with DJ, Carla,  Denis and Linda Hanafin at Our Lady and St Brendan's Church on Thursday. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Confirmation Day For Listellick And Holy Family School Pupils

March 3, 2017 at 11:24 am Comments are Disabled

IT was a special occasion for over 40 pupils from two schools in town, when they made their confirmations on Thursday. Families of the pupils were safely in from the rain at Our Lady and St Brendan’s Church as Bishop of Kerry, Ray Browne, confirmed the young boys and girls of sixth […]

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Tralee Opera Singer To Make Debut At New York Met Tonight

Tralee Opera Singer To Make Debut At New York Met Tonight

March 3, 2017 at 10:07 am 2 comments

A TRALEE mezzo-soprano will realise a dream of all opera singers when she makes her debut at the New York Metropolitan Opera House tonight. The Oakpark Demesne native will appear as Stéphano in Gounod’s Roméo et Juliette in performances over the next fortnight. Continued below… Paula Murrihy has already appeared at prestigious venues all […]

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Cllr Wants Rates Cut For New Businesses In Tralee Town Centre

Cllr Wants Rates Cut For New Businesses In Tralee Town Centre

March 2, 2017 at 3:57 pm Comments are Disabled

A TRALEE councillor is trying to get a rate cut for  any new businesses taking a premises in the town centre. Cllr Pa Daly of Sinn Féin has a motion before the next meeting of the Tralee Municipal District of Kerry County Council, that the authority should introduce a discounted […]

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The Weather Isn’t Getting Better Anytime Soon

March 2, 2017 at 3:12 pm Comments are Disabled

LOOKS like we’ll have to keep our brollies out for another day at least, as Met Eireann issued another weather warning today for Kerry this morning. The Status Yellow rainfall warning will stay in place until 6pm tomorrow evening. The warning means that Kerry, Galway, Leitrim, Mayo, Sligo and Clare will see […]

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Moyderwell Mercy Primary School at the Fís Film Screening in Siamsa Tíre on Thursday. Photo by Lisa O'Mahony.

PHOTOS: Celebrating Young Filmmaking in Kerry’s Primary Schools

March 2, 2017 at 2:12 pm Comments are Disabled

A CELEBRATION of young Kerry filmmaking was held in Siamsa Tíre on Thursday morning with the annual FÍS Film Project for Schools screenings. Each year, the Education Centre working in collaboration with the Kerry Film Festival invites schools to present their films at local screenings. This provides students and teachers […]

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PHOTOS: The Trees In The Mall Are Gone

PHOTOS: The Trees In The Mall Are Gone

March 2, 2017 at 11:13 am 2 comments

THAT didn’t take very long. Shoppers and  workers were greeted with a different looking Mall this morning as the 13 trees which adorned the area were cut down. As reported yesterday, the trees were to be removed by the Council in anticipation of works on The Mall later this year. […]

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New Car Sales In Kerry Down 20% Last Month Compared To February 2016

New Car Sales In Kerry Down 20% Last Month Compared To February 2016

March 2, 2017 at 10:04 am Comments are Disabled

NEW car sales in Kerry are down in the first two months of this year compared to the same period last year according to the latest statistics from the Society of the Irish Motor Industry (SIMI). Last month there were 408 new registrations in the county compared to 511 in February 2016, […]

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Rick and Ryan Leonard with Ciara Drummey, Jayden Breen and Amy Scanlon at CBS Primary School, Tralee. Photo by Lisa O'Mahony

Deadline For Tralee St Patrick’s Day Parade Entries Looms

March 2, 2017 at 10:04 am Comments are Disabled

IF your club or organisation wants to take part in this year’s Tralee St Patrick’s Day parade, you better get moving as the deadline for entries is this Friday, March 3. The event is always a great opportunity  to show the amazing community spirit we have in Tralee and with this year’s theme […]

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Warning To Motorists After Part Of Road Collapses In The Kerries

Warning To Motorists After Part Of Road Collapses In The Kerries

March 1, 2017 at 6:08 pm 1 comment

MOTORISTS are urged to be cautious if driving in The Kerries tonight and in the morning after a part of the road collapsed. The hole is located near a bend about halfway between the turn off for Cockleshell Road and the turn to head towards the Spa/Fenit road. A concerned local […]

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Shop Next Door To Bon Secours Closes Its Doors After 45 Years

Shop Next Door To Bon Secours Closes Its Doors After 45 Years

March 1, 2017 at 4:33 pm 7 comments

TODAY marked 45 years since Walsh & O’Brien on Strand Street, began trading at their premises next to the Bon Secours Hospital. Sadly, today it was also their final day in business. Mary Walsh and her cousin Dominic O’Brien, who sadly passed away two years ago, bought the shop from Michael and Maggie Maye 45 years […]

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Mercy Mounthawk Choir Joins With Scotia Ensemble For Concerts

Mercy Mounthawk Choir Joins With Scotia Ensemble For Concerts

March 1, 2017 at 3:16 pm 1 comment

THE choir at Mercy Mounthawk are teaming up with the Scotia Ensemble for  a number of concerts over the next fortnight. Joined by celtic soprano Catriona O’Sullivan, the first concert takes place this Saturday evening at 7.30pm at Mercy Mounthawk Secondary School in town. The concerts will feature songs from Irish classical […]

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Show Your Support For The OCF On Lollipop Day This Weekend

Show Your Support For The OCF On Lollipop Day This Weekend

March 1, 2017 at 2:36 pm Comments are Disabled

THE 16th annual Lollipop Day, for the Oesophageal Cancer Fund (OCF) will take place this weekend on Friday, March 3 and Saturday, March 4. The OCF is asking for support this weekend to help raise vital funds for oesophageal cancer. Lollipop Day involves thousands of people selling lollipops (€2) nationwide, in an […]

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PHOTOS: Audiences Have The Time Of Their Lives At ‘Dirty Dancing’

PHOTOS: Audiences Have The Time Of Their Lives At ‘Dirty Dancing’

March 1, 2017 at 12:58 pm Comments are Disabled

LAST night saw crowds flock to the INEC, Killarney, for the touring stage adaptation of the 1987 Film ‘Dirty Dancing’. We weren’t disappointed as the cast sprang into action, and the love story of Baby and Johnny came to life again. With sensational dancing to classical songs like ‘Hungry Eyes’, and […]

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Trees in The Mall will be cut down tomorrow.

The Big Trees In The Mall Will Be Cut Down Tomorrow

March 1, 2017 at 12:21 pm 1 comment

THE landscape of The Mall will look a whole lot different tomorrow evening. With the work due to commence on a shared space for motorists and pedestrians in May, workers will take the initial step tomorrow of cutting down the trees which have stood in The Mall for 20 years. […]

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Garvey’s Tralee Wins A Supervalu Store Of The Year Award

Garvey’s Tralee Wins A Supervalu Store Of The Year Award

March 1, 2017 at 10:28 am Comments are Disabled

WELL-DESERVED it is too. The staff at Garvey’s Supervalu in Rock Street are celebrating after they won Best Medium Store in Ireland 2017 at the Supervalu Awards. The team from Garvey’s SuperValu were presented with their award by Martin Kelleher, SuperValu Managing Director and Michael Morgan, SuperValu Sales Director. Winning this title […]

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