Archive for August, 2017

Tralee Parnells GAA Club News

Tralee Parnells GAA Club News

August 28, 2017 at 2:46 pm Comments are Disabled

Under 10s Win Mangan Cup:  Well done to our Tralee Parnells Club under 10s who won the Dr. Bill Mangan Memorial tournament against Rathmore GAA. On Thursday we congratulated our U10 boys who qualified for Dr. Bill Mangan Memorial Hurling Tournament Thursday evening in Killarney. We traveled with enough players […]

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Milltown/Castlemaine GAA Club News

Milltown/Castlemaine GAA Club News

August 28, 2017 at 2:41 pm Comments are Disabled

  Seniors: Best of luck to our seniors on Sunday next -September 3rd in their Division 1 County League encounter with John Mitchel’s. This is a very important game for our Division 1 status so all support will be very much appreciated. John Mitchel’s GAA pitch is the venue with a 1.30 start. […]

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A group of Tralee Tennis Club members at the Hillbillys Cup family day at the club on Saturday. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Family Day At Tralee Tennis Club’s Hillbilly’s Cup

August 28, 2017 at 1:04 pm Comments are Disabled

THE sun shone down on Tralee Tennis Club on Saturday afternoon as the members enjoyed the annual Hillbilly’s Cup day. There was a real family feel to proceedings at the club on Dan Spring Road  as the competition took place all day and Chris Sun of Hillbillys provided the food […]

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Kerry County Council To Host Major Tourism Conference Next Week

Kerry County Council To Host Major Tourism Conference Next Week

August 28, 2017 at 12:57 pm Comments are Disabled

KERRY County Council will host a major national tourism conference in Listowel next week with a focus on growing and enhancing the Wild Atlantic Way. The event at the Listowel Arms Hotel on September 5/6 will hear from a wide range of tourism experts and aims to strengthen the links […]

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Callen, Nisha and Diana Cronin,  Phyllis Maher, Liam Maher and Catriona O'Connor at the unveiling of a memorial at Rath Cemetery to babies who died before, during or after childbirth. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Memorial To Commemorate Babies Unveiled At Rath Cemetery

August 28, 2017 at 12:17 pm Comments are Disabled

A MEMORIAL stone to commemorate babies who have died before, during or after birth was  unveiled and blessed at Rath Cemetery on Saturday morning. The memorial (beside the altar near the Ballinorig entrance) was blessed by Fr Gerard O’Leary, Chaplain at Kerry General Hospital, in a short ceremony attended by […]

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Phil Daly, Muhammad Haroon and Fr Tadhg Fitzgerald at the Kerry Islamic Outreach Society’s annual Islamic Cultural Exhibition on Saturday in the Brandon Hotel. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Learning About Islam At Exhibition In The Brandon

August 28, 2017 at 11:30 am 1 comment

THE Brandon Hotel was a busy place on Saturday as the Kerry Islamic Outreach Society hosted its fifth annual Islamic Cultural Exhibition. Despite the distraction of the Kerry v Mayo game that afternoon, there was still a good turnout for the event which is held so that people could learn about […]

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Clare Cregan, Tralee, Dervilia Sugrue, Tralee and Niamh Sugrue Tralee pictured travelling the Ring of Kerry 'The Wrong Way Round' (clockwise) during the Killarney Cycling Festival at the weekend. Hundreds of cyclists took part in the annual event which also supports the Donal Walsh LiveLife Foundation.
Photo: Don MacMonagle


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PHOTOS: Cyclists Tackle Gruelling Ring Of Kerry The ‘Wrong Way Round’

August 28, 2017 at 10:27 am Comments are Disabled

THERE was a good turnout in Killarney on Saturday as  hundreds of cyclists took part in the ‘Wrong Way Round’ cycle. Now in its fourth year there were two routes are on offer in the event which supports the Donal Walsh Livelife Foundation. Cyclists departed from the Gleneagle Hotel in […]

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Michael O'Leary on the run with Eric Leen giving chase. Photo by Dermot Crean

REPORT/PHOTOS: St Brendan’s Advance After Epic Battle With Abbeydorney

August 28, 2017 at 10:20 am Comments are Disabled

Mike O’Halloran watched an enthralling contest yesterday in Austin Stack Park in the Garvey’s Supervalu Kerry SHC Round 3 replay… Abbeydorney 2-18 St Brendan’s 1-22 Heartbreak once again for Abbeydorney when the width of the post denied them at the end of extra time. Again Abbeydorney and St Brendan’s could […]

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Kelly Donovan, Grace Stack, Louise Crowley, Hayley Donovan and Maggie Walsh at the Austin Stacks Strictly Come Dancing on Saturday night. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: More From Austin Stacks’ ‘Strictly’ Night In The Dome (Part 2)

August 27, 2017 at 1:41 pm Comments are Disabled

EARLIER we brought you the news that Kevin Cotter and Norma O’Connor were crowned Austin Stacks ‘Strictly Come Dancing’ 2017 champions (click here for previous story). The seventh annual event was another resounding success in the Dome as over 1,000 people enjoyed a great evening. It was also a stylish […]

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PHOTOS: #Tralee On Social Media This Week

PHOTOS: #Tralee On Social Media This Week

August 27, 2017 at 12:47 pm 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 it and we’ll see it)… That’s it lad, put the feet up… Na de lunch […]

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Elizabeth Koch, Angela Moloney, Joan Hill and Mairead O'Carroll before the start of the Na Gaeil GAA Club Cycle on Saturday morning. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Fine Weather For The Na Gaeil GAA Club Cycle

August 27, 2017 at 12:47 pm Comments are Disabled

THE big match in Dublin had an effect on the number of participants in this year’s Na Gaeil GAA Club annual cycle. Kerry v Mayo affected numbers at any events held in town on Saturday, but at least it was a nice day for a cycle, as over 60 people took […]

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The opening dance at the Austin Stacks Strictly Come Dancing on Saturday night. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Kevin And Norma Are The Stacks Strictly Champs (Part 1)

August 27, 2017 at 12:38 pm Comments are Disabled

THEY’LL be celebrating in the Brogue and MJ’s Diner as Kevin Cotter and Norma O’Connor were crowned Austin Stacks ‘Strictly Come Dancing’ champs for 2017 last night. Over 1,000 tickets were sold for the event in the Dome last night and it had all the razzmatazz we’ve come to expect […]

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Roger Harty: We Are All Equal

Roger Harty: We Are All Equal

August 27, 2017 at 11:25 am 2 comments

If you look at this through human eyes I’m on a hiding to nothing here, as no matter what I say the subject of equality is always bound to evoke controversy. While I’m not trying to avoid controversy, I’m also not trying to provoke it. The thing about equality is […]

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WATCH: Tralee Supports The Green And Gold In This Great Clip

WATCH: Tralee Supports The Green And Gold In This Great Clip

August 26, 2017 at 1:17 pm Comments are Disabled

WE’RE passionate about our football in Tralee and with the Mayo game today, people were wishing the Kerry lads the best in this great video. It was made by Jill Harrington and John Ryle who went all over town to record the clip and features some great characters including Christy […]

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Kerry Company Shortlisted For Two National Awards

Kerry Company Shortlisted For Two National Awards

August 26, 2017 at 12:40 pm Comments are Disabled

A KERRY man’s company has made the shortlist for two national awards. Avalanche Designs is nominated in the Best Social Media Activity and the Best Web Development Agency category in the Dot IE Net Visionary awards. “These are one of the most prestigious awards in Ireland so it is a fantastic […]

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Tech Start-up Co-founded By Kerry Native Expanding To International Markets

Tech Start-up Co-founded By Kerry Native Expanding To International Markets

August 26, 2017 at 12:40 pm Comments are Disabled

A TEAM of Irish 25-year-olds — including a Cahersiveen man — are expanding their tech start-up to international markets to help young people worldwide choose the right third-level course. UniBrowse was co-founded by Cahersiveen native Kenneth Casey and college friends Alan O’Beirne, Walter Holohan and Niall Cronin as an online […]

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Open Information Morning On Courses At Tralee VTOS

Open Information Morning On Courses At Tralee VTOS

August 26, 2017 at 12:39 pm Comments are Disabled

THOSE with an interest in getting back into education should pay a visit to Tralee VTOS at Clash on Tuesday morning, August 29, for an Open Day, from 10am to 1pm, about the services they offer. The information morning gives information on the two year Leaving Cert course, QQI Level 3 General Learning, […]

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Know Your Rights: Jobseeker’s Allowance For Younger Jobseekers

August 26, 2017 at 12:38 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… Question: I am 23 years of age and I live with my partner (aged 25) who is currently unemployed and getting Jobseeker’s Allowance.  I am now looking for work. What […]

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Walter (Matthew McConaughey) and Roland (Idris Elba) in Columbia Pictures THE DARK TOWER.

McCann At The Movies: ‘The Dark Tower’ Is A Bona Fide Turkey

August 26, 2017 at 12:36 pm Comments are Disabled

Our movie guy, John McCann, went along to see ‘The Dark Tower’ this week…he wishes he hadn’t… Based on the Stephen King novel series of the same name, ‘The Dark Tower’ sees the last Gunslinger, Roland Deschain (played by Idris Elba), locked in an eternal battle with Walter O’Dim (Matthew […]

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Here’s The Kerry Team For The Replay With Mayo Tomorrow

Here’s The Kerry Team For The Replay With Mayo Tomorrow

August 25, 2017 at 7:52 pm Comments are Disabled

DONNCHADH Walsh is back in the Kerry senior football team to play Mayo in the All Ireland Senior Football Championship semi-final replay in Croke Park tomorrow. It’s the only change to the side from the drawn game as he comes in instead of the injured Michael Geaney. Otherwise it’s as […]

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Jack O’Shea Inducted Into GAA Hall Of Fame

Jack O’Shea Inducted Into GAA Hall Of Fame

August 25, 2017 at 2:02 pm Comments are Disabled

HE’S a legend who was such an integral part of the Kerry team of the 70s and 80s who won eight All-Irelands, so it’s no surprise to see Jack O’Shea inducted into the GAA Hall of Fame. The GAA Museum at Croke Park announced the induction of four more players […]

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WATCH: Local Musician Noel’s Revamped Tribute To Conor McGregor

WATCH: Local Musician Noel’s Revamped Tribute To Conor McGregor

August 25, 2017 at 10:38 am Comments are Disabled

LOVE him or hate him, he’s hard to ignore. Conor McGregor is unavoidable this weekend as he prepares for what could be the biggest money-spinning fight ever. A Tralee-based musician wrote and voiced a poetic tribute to UFC star Conor McGregor two years ago and he has revamped it this […]

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Fr Patsy Lynch gets a standing ovation as he enters the room at his farewell get-together at The Meadowlands Hotel on Thursday night. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Fr Patsy Says Farewell To St Brendan’s Parish At Special Celebration

August 25, 2017 at 9:25 am 1 comment

A WONDERFUL farewell get-together was held in The Meadowlands Hotel on Thursday for a much loved priest, who left St Brendan’s parish last month for pastures new. Castleisland native, Fr Patsy Lynch, was transferred from the parish to Portmagee this summer, but last night was a chance for parishioners to […]

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Thomas Ashe.

Plans For Torchlight Parade In Town To Commemorate Thomas Ashe

August 25, 2017 at 9:22 am Comments are Disabled

A SPECIAL event to commemorate Thomas Ashe will take place in the town centre on Monday, September 25, the centenary of his death. Coiste Comóradh 1916/Tralee Irish Volunteers will hold the event to honour Ashe who died as a result of forced feeding and maltreatment in 1917, while on hunger […]

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Grainne O'Sullivan, Catherine O'Sullivan, Amy Quirke

Seven Things To Do In Tralee This Weekend

August 25, 2017 at 9:21 am Comments are Disabled

The festival may be over but there’s still a lot to see and do over the weekend in and around Tralee. Here’s a few suggestions… Friday 1. Get Shortty… The Dome is still up and it will be used to good effect tonight when Pat Shortt performs his new stand-up […]

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Zoe’s World: The Torture Trial Of The Leaving Cert System Can’t Be Right

Zoe’s World: The Torture Trial Of The Leaving Cert System Can’t Be Right

August 25, 2017 at 9:21 am 1 comment

AFTER months of aching anxiety, serious stress and gnawing of nails – I made it. I have officially completed my leaving cert course and I have accepted my place in college; and thank fudge for that! I have tried to hold my tongue on the whole leaving cert topic thus […]

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Events Planned In Tralee To Celebrate ‘Time For Creation’

Events Planned In Tralee To Celebrate ‘Time For Creation’

August 25, 2017 at 9:15 am Comments are Disabled

THREE events are being held in the Diocese of Kerry this month as part of its month-long celebration of ‘Time for Creation’ or ‘Am Cruthaithe’. The first of these events takes place in Tralee Town Park on Friday September 1. People are invited to gather near the fountain  at 6.45pm for […]

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The Kerry Islamic Cultural Exhibition on Saturday in the Brandon Hotel. Photo by Dermot Crean

Kerry Islamic Outreach Society To Host Exhibition This Saturday

August 24, 2017 at 3:46 pm Comments are Disabled

THE Kerry Islamic Outreach Society will host their fifth annual Islamic Cultural Exhibition this Saturday, August 26, at the Brandon Hotel. The exhibition will be from 11am until 5pm on the day and will feature a whole host of entertainment and informative pieces for all that attend. There will be several […]

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Poshey Completes Town2Town Challenge From Dundalk To Tralee For Charities

Poshey Completes Town2Town Challenge From Dundalk To Tralee For Charities

August 24, 2017 at 2:36 pm Comments are Disabled

A TRALEE man has thanked everyone who donated to a marathon cycle he took part in last weekend in aid of three charities. Colin ‘Poshey’ Aherne took part in the Town2Town Challenge, a three day event, raising money for Make A Wish Ireland, Friends of A & Donal Walsh #LiveLife. He […]

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Former IRA Member And Informer Sean O’Callaghan Has Died

Former IRA Member And Informer Sean O’Callaghan Has Died

August 24, 2017 at 1:15 pm Comments are Disabled

Sean O’Callaghan, the Tralee native who became an informer for the gardaí against the IRA, has died at the age of 62. It’s understood Mr O’Callaghan passed away while a visiting a relative in Jamaica earlier this week. He was rercruited at the age of 17 by the IRA and […]

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