Archive for July, 2017

Tralee Credit Union

Parents Urged To Talk To Credit Union Regarding Back To School Costs

July 28, 2017 at 2:51 pm Comments are Disabled

TRALEE Credit Union is encouraging parents to talk to them before thinking of using a credit card or a moneylender to deal with the costs of sending children to school. The Irish League of Credit Unions latest research of its annual Back to School Costs Survey shows the back to school […]

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This year’s Tri Kingdom Come Triathlon will take place in the beautiful surrounds of Fenit on Saturday, August 5th
l-r Niamh Murphy, Orla Brosnan, Suzanne O’Sullivan, Rose Quilter and Patricia Murray.

Tralee Triathlon Club will hold its Tri Kingdom Come this Summer in Fenit Co Kerry , as over 400 competitors are due too arrive to take part in one of the county’s top sporting events this year. 

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Fenit Prepares To Welcome Hundreds For Bank Holiday Weekend Triathlon

July 28, 2017 at 2:10 pm Comments are Disabled

FINAL preparations are being made to welcome hundreds of competitors to Fenit during the Bank Holiday weekend. The ‘Tri Kingdom Come’ event hosted by the Tralee Triathlon Club will take place on Saturday, August 5 in the scenic surrounds of Fenit. Triathletes from across Kerry can still sign up for the […]

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A group from Siamsa Tire at the fundraising coffee morning in An Teach Beag on Thursday. From left; Joanne Griffin, Balar Bernal, Anne O'Donnell, Catriona McCarthy, Gina Sugrue, Michelle Murphy, Tom Hannafin, Geraldine Hurley, Jonathan Kelliher and Majella Stack. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Coffee Morning Raises Over €500 For Una And Rachel’s Charity Skydive

July 28, 2017 at 12:01 pm 1 comment

A COFFEE morning raised funds for two young women’s fundraising efforts for the Meningitis Research Foundation yesterday. An Teach Beag was the venue as family and friends of Rachel Walsh, Ballyheigue, and Úna O’Connell, Kilflynn, gathered with other customers to give their support and the event raised over €500. Continued below… […]

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Anne and Gerry O'Riordan with Marcel. Photo by Dermot Crean

Tralee Couple Describes Rewarding Experience Of Being Puppy Walkers For Irish Guide Dogs

July 28, 2017 at 11:18 am Comments are Disabled

A TRALEE couple has told of the hugely rewarding experience of being puppy walkers for the Irish Guide Dogs For The Blind, as the organisation looks for people in Kerry to become volunteers. The purpose of Irish Guide Dogs’ Puppy Walking Programme is to develop and care for a guide […]

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Seven Things To Do This Weekend

Seven Things To Do This Weekend

July 28, 2017 at 11:16 am Comments are Disabled

The weather isn’t going to have us rushing to the beaches this weekend, but there’s other stuff on to help you pass the time… Friday 1. A celebration of community… If you’re in the Ballymullen area this evening at around 7pm, you might notice a gathering in Christ The King […]

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Taxi Drivers Meet With TDs And Councillors About Rank Issue

Taxi Drivers Meet With TDs And Councillors About Rank Issue

July 28, 2017 at 9:56 am Comments are Disabled

TRALEE taxi drivers met with Kerry TDs, Tralee Municipal District councillors and Garda P.S.V. Inspector Jim O’Brien at a meeting on Wednesday evening about the ongoing rank issues in the town. In a statement to TraleeToday.ie, Tralee Taxi Association described the meeting in The Rose Hotel as “a worthwhile exercise” in […]

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Best Dressed Lady Claire Reveals How She Spent Her €10,000 Voucher

Best Dressed Lady Claire Reveals How She Spent Her €10,000 Voucher

July 27, 2017 at 5:14 pm Comments are Disabled

THE Banna lady who won Best Dressed Lady at Ladies Day at the Dublin Horse Show last year, has given tips to ladies travelling to the event next month and revealed how she spent her €10,000 in vouchers for the Dundrum Town Centre. This year’s Dundrum Town Centre Ladies Day takes […]

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Family Fun Day In Shanakill This Friday

July 27, 2017 at 3:10 pm Comments are Disabled

THERE’S a range of activities planned for tomorrow in Shanakill to bring out families for a great fun day. The Shanakill Family Resource Centre are giving something back to the community with a day filled with bouncy castles, a barbecue, sports games, music and more. There will be a chance […]

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Thursday 27 July 2017:  Star Kerry midfielder David Moran has said that it’s incumbent on all the players in the squad to honour the legacy left by retired stars like the Gooch, Declan O’Sullivan, Paul Galvin and the Ó Sés.
Speaking at the launch of Kerry GAA’s new sponsorship deal with Alliance Medical, who will provide quick access to the company’s MRIs, X-rays and other scans in Tralee and other centres around the country where Kerry players are based, the double All-Ireland winning midfielder said the hunger of younger players coming onto the panel has helped compensate for the loss of legends over recent years.
The Kerins O’Rahilly man, however, said that it was a privilege to play with The Gooch and other stars recently retired.  “You’ll always miss him. I feel very privileged to have been involved for 7 or 8 years and got to see Gooch in action, three or four days a week. It was fantastic. I suppose everyone, particularly the forwards, learned a lot from him. He’s a huge loss to us but he seems to be doing ok now on TV,” Moran quipped.
“It wasn’t just him. For us it was Declan O’ Sullivan, it was Paul Galvin, it was the Ó Sés. For us they were players of a generation and we were lucky they all came in around the same time and they definitely were benchmark setters for want of a better word.
“I suppose the onus is on guys now to get up to that level and to improve things again.”
The towering midfielder was high in his praise for the younger members of the panel. “They’re definitely a lot younger anyway the last couple of years. There’s fellas coming in and their birthdays are scaring me. There is a lot of the under-21s and the minors and I suppose the successful minor team have come in and they’ve brought a great freshness to it.
“I suppose that’s the key to rejuvenating a team; you need fresh blood coming in.  It’s great that guys are putting up their hand and they’re getting game time. It’s been fantastic.”
Looking ahead to Sunday’s quarter-final, Moran said that it’s been a good season so far but ultimately they’ll be judged on whether or not they make it to September.  “I suppose after the disappointment of last year we wanted to get back to winning ways and thankfully we were able to do that in the league. Then I suppose from there on in to the Munster Championship.
“You know as good as it is, we’re under no illusions that it was great to win the league and the Munster Championship but our season will be ultimately defined by what happens late in September. Whether we are there or not is going to be the telling of that.
“We’ve been around long enough and we’ve lost quarter-finals and semi-finals to know that you can’t just tick it off.”

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Pictured at the signing of a three year sponsorship deal between Kerry GAA and Alliance Medical for access to the companyís diagnostic MRIs and scans at the Bon Secours Hospital Tralee this week were Kerry midfielder David Moran, Doireann Ni Sheaghdha, Unit Manager, Alliance Medical, Tralee, Peter Twiss, Secretary, Kerry County Board and Barry O'Grady, Business Development Specialist Alliance Medical and Malcolm Banks, CEO, Alliance Medical. 
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David Moran Says Kerry Are Taking Nothing For Granted Ahead Of Sunday

July 27, 2017 at 2:01 pm Comments are Disabled

DAVID Moran is not taking anything for granted coming into Kerry’s clash with Galway in Sunday’s All-Ireland quarter-final in Croke Park Speaking at the launch of Kerry GAA’s new sponsorship deal with Alliance Medical, the Kerry midfielder said that it’s been a good season so far but ultimately they’ll be judged […]

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Fabrik Nightclub To Close After This Weekend

Fabrik Nightclub To Close After This Weekend

July 27, 2017 at 1:37 pm 1 comment

FABRIK Nightclub will close its doors after Saturday night as the leaseholders have decided not to renew their involvement. The club at Godfrey Place first opened as Fabric in 2004, but closed in 2012. It reopened in May 2015 as Quarters, but was rebranded last August as Fabrik with new […]

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Stories And Photos Wanted For Mitchels Regeneration CD And Calendar

Stories And Photos Wanted For Mitchels Regeneration CD And Calendar

July 27, 2017 at 9:53 am Comments are Disabled

HAVE you or someone you know any stories to tell about the Boherbee/Mitchels area? Do you have family, friends or old neighbours returning home over this coming summer? Well the people from the Mitchels Regeneration Project are producing their 5th ‘Memories of the Mitchels CD’ and their 10th anniversary calendar […]

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Orlagh Winters: A Galway Girl In Tralee Before The Big Match

Orlagh Winters: A Galway Girl In Tralee Before The Big Match

July 27, 2017 at 9:52 am Comments are Disabled

Ok, so let me start this column by saying that I only realised that football is a religion when I moved to Kerry ten years ago, before that I had only a mild interest in it. The reason for this is that I come from a town where hurling and […]

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Launching the Recovery Haven Celebration of Light at Tralee Bay Wetlands were Jacinta Bradley, Joanie McAuliffe, Dermot Crowley, Linda Lynch and Maureen O'Brien. Photo by Dermot Crean

Very Special Celebration Of Light Planned At The Wetlands

July 27, 2017 at 9:52 am Comments are Disabled

AFTER last year’s emotional event at the Tralee Bay Wetlands, Recovery Haven’s Celebration Of Light, in association with Rose of Tralee International Festival and Kerry Choral Union, returns to the centre next month. The annual fundraiser for the Cancer Support House is in its sixth year and will see the candle […]

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Ferris Calls On Critics Of Purple Flag Initiative To Justify Objections

Ferris Calls On Critics Of Purple Flag Initiative To Justify Objections

July 27, 2017 at 9:51 am 1 comment

THE Sinn Féin councillor who initially proposed Tralee make an application for Purple Flag status, has criticised opponents of the process. The judges arrive tomorrow to assess the town for Purple Flag status, which is a positive initiative that indicates an entertaining, diverse, safe and enjoyable night in a town. […]

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Open Arms Kerry Looks For Volunteers For New Office

Open Arms Kerry Looks For Volunteers For New Office

July 27, 2017 at 9:49 am 1 comment

THE Open Arms Kerry project, which aims to provide help for people with mental health issues, is looking for volunteers to man their new office when it opens in September. “It is one of our aims to set up a movement of people who will play a part in helping […]

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This Is A Sure Sign The Rose Festival Is Nearly Here

This Is A Sure Sign The Rose Festival Is Nearly Here

July 26, 2017 at 8:51 pm 1 comment

TIS only weeks away now. The images below are enough to bring joy to hundreds and a sense of foreboding to many more younger readers. The Dome is going up which means the Rose of Tralee Festival and all the fun it brings is near. But as night follows day, […]

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Everyone Urged To Get Behind Tralee’s Purple Flag Effort This Friday

July 26, 2017 at 6:00 pm 1 comment

THE time is fast approaching when judges arrive to consider if the town should be awarded the Purple Flag and the town’s businesses have really got behind the effort. Receiving Purple Flag status is an internationally recognised endorsement of a town centre’s ambience between the hours of 5pm and 5am. […]

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Zoe’s World: We All Need To Have Goals To Strive For

July 26, 2017 at 12:54 pm 1 comment

WE are all driven by something. Whether it be by a singular dream, by money, by love or perhaps by a particularly pleasant glass of wine. Without drive, we would all lie marooned on our couches, moaning away. Sadly, those people do exist and they can drag those around them […]

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WATCH: ‘Flames’ Set To Ignite Tralee Musician’s Blossoming Career

WATCH: ‘Flames’ Set To Ignite Tralee Musician’s Blossoming Career

July 26, 2017 at 12:34 pm Comments are Disabled

A TRALEE singer-songwriter who has received great reviews for her music so far will release her new single this Friday (watch below). Twenty-seven year old Kate Dineen is from the Spa outside town, but is now based in Dublin. The former Presentation Secondary School student’s new single ‘Flames’ is the […]

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The winning 'Avenue' team with organisers and supporters at the Garda/KDYS soccer blitz. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: The Avenue Wins Out At Garda/KDYS Soccer Blitz

July 26, 2017 at 10:59 am Comments are Disabled

THERE was some great skill and talent on show at the KDL pitches in Mounthawk on Tuesday for the annual Tralee Garda Soccer Blitz. The event was organised by Tralee Community Policing and KDYS Key Service -A Kerry Garda Divisional Service Model Funded by IYJS & Supported by EU structural […]

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PREVIEW: Two Games Up For Decision In Hurling Championship This Weekend

PREVIEW: Two Games Up For Decision In Hurling Championship This Weekend

July 26, 2017 at 10:53 am Comments are Disabled

Mike O’Halloran previews this weekend’s Garveys SuperValu Senior Hurling Championship action in Austin Stack Park… Friday 7pm Round 2B — Crotta O’Neill’s V Causeway Causeway come into this game having two games under their belt after drawing with St Brendan’s in the first round. Crotta O’Neills went down to Kilmoyley in […]

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Tralee Woman Wins U Magazine ’30 Under 30′ Award

Tralee Woman Wins U Magazine ’30 Under 30′ Award

July 26, 2017 at 10:36 am Comments are Disabled

A TRALEE woman was one of the winners at the annual U Magazine ’30 Under 30′ awards last night. Úna-Minh Kavanagh, from Ballyard and formerly of St Brendan’s Park, won the Social Activist award in the Social Contribution and Activism section, for her work over the years in challenging peoples’ […]

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The cyclists gather at the start of the Na Gaeil GAA Club annual cycle on Saturday morning. Photo by Dermot Crean

Na Gaeil Prepares To Saddle Up For Annual Cycle

July 26, 2017 at 9:52 am Comments are Disabled

IT’S become a very popular annual event at the Oakpark club and this year is set to be no different as Na Gaeil prepares for its annual fundraising cycle. Over 100 cyclists took to the road last year and on Saturday, August 26, the club is hoping as many people […]

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Michael Healy Rae Applies To Redevelop Former Tralee Pub Into Residential Units

Michael Healy Rae Applies To Redevelop Former Tralee Pub Into Residential Units

July 25, 2017 at 5:19 pm 1 comment

WELL we won’t see Nancy Myles opening again as a pub. Kerry Independent TD, Michael Healy Rae, owns the property and has applied for planning permission to redevelop the building which ceased operating as a public house/restaurant some years ago. He is seeking permission from the Council to change the […]

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Austin Stacks GAA Club Juvenile News

July 25, 2017 at 4:06 pm Comments are Disabled

CAMPA PEILE: Our Austin Stack Club FOOTBALL Camp will take place in Connolly Park from August 8th to 12th…just a week to go! PEIL FAOI 6: (i) Under 6 football fun at 5.45pm on Thursday and (ii) again at 11am on Sunday in Caherslee. PEIL FAOI 8: (i) We’re back to football […]

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Tralee Golf Club News

Tralee Golf Club News

July 25, 2017 at 4:01 pm Comments are Disabled

Results : Saturday  22nd and Sunday 23rd  July  (Presidents Prize to the men  (Des Fitzgerald) 1st : Tommy Walsh (18) 44 Points 2nd : Jim O’Donovan (9) 43 Points 3rd : Ger Hussey (12) 43 Points Best Gross: Ger Deegan (1) 41 Points 4th :Tom Moore (15)  40 Points 5th :Ger […]

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Enable Ireland’s Sean Scally (back fourth from left) and Catherine Healy (front third from left) with choreographer Jackie O’Mahony (back, second left) and contestants.

Enable Ireland Kerry Looking For ‘Lip Sing’ Contestants

July 25, 2017 at 3:50 pm Comments are Disabled

IT was a massive success last year and it’s hoped the public will respond for a great cause when Enable Ireland Kerry holds its ‘Lip Sing’ event this autumn. However, they’re going to need some performers first, so the call has gone out for participants in this year’s event which […]

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Abbeydorney GAA To Host Free Family Fun This Sunday

Abbeydorney GAA To Host Free Family Fun This Sunday

July 25, 2017 at 3:17 pm Comments are Disabled

IF you’re not Dublin-bound for the big Kerry match this Sunday, then this might be something to do. Abbeydorney GAA are hosting a free Family Fun Day which will take place in Tom Healy Memorial Park this Sunday at 2pm. Activities will include Novelty Races, Fun Hurling and Football Games, Penalty […]

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Tralee Native Following His Dreams On The LA Music Scene

July 25, 2017 at 2:45 pm Comments are Disabled

A TRALEE native is currently recording his debut album over in Los Angeles, where he has been living and playing to audiences for the past year. Steven Forde, a 24 year old recording artist/actor who performs under the name Stiofán, left Ireland in 2016 to follow his musical dreams in […]

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Search Is On For Kerry Entrepreneurs To Share €50,000 Investment Fund

July 25, 2017 at 1:58 pm Comments are Disabled

CALLING all young entrepreneurs in Kerry! Kerry County Council Local Enterprise Office has a €50,000 county investment fund available for winners and runners-up in the Kerry finals of the Ireland’s Best Young Entrepreneur competition (IBYE). Last year a Tralee man, Derek Counihan of Harpoon, won the top prize in Kerry […]

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