Archive for September, 2017

Amy and Marie McKenna at the opening event of the Tralee Food Festival at Tralee Bay Wetlands on Friday evening. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Seafood Delights And Taste Trail Treats At The Food Festival

September 25, 2017 at 12:20 pm 0 comments

OK, so Saturday was a total washout with persistent rain spoiling the planned cookery demonstrations in the Square for the Tralee Food Festival. However, there was a good crowd on Friday evening at the opening Seafood Tasting event out in Tralee Bay Wetlands, with Spa Seafoods dishing up some tasty […]

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REPORT/PHOTOS: Ballyduff Come Back To Knock Out The Champs

REPORT/PHOTOS: Ballyduff Come Back To Knock Out The Champs

September 25, 2017 at 9:20 am 0 comments

The holders are out after Ballyduff beat Kilmoyley in the Garveys SuperValu Kerry SHC semi final yesterday. Mike O’Halloran reports… Ballyduff 1-17 Kilmoyley 0-16 It was nine minutes before Ballyduff got on the scoreboard with a point from Padraigh Boyle, in the meantime Daniel Collins had three points for Kilmoyley. […]

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REPORT/PHOTOS: Lixnaw Advance To Final After Tough Battle With St Brendan’s

REPORT/PHOTOS: Lixnaw Advance To Final After Tough Battle With St Brendan’s

September 25, 2017 at 9:20 am 0 comments

Mike O’Halloran saw Lixnaw book their place in the Garveys Supervalu Kerry SHC final at the expense of St Brendan’s yesterday… Lixnaw 1-13 St Brendan’s 2-8   St Brendan’s in this defeat were, to most people’s minds, denied at least two minutes at the end of the game. They were […]

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Four Arrested After Stabbings In Tralee Released From Custody

September 25, 2017 at 9:06 am 0 comments

THE four people arrested after two young men were stabbed in Tralee in the early hours of yesterday morning have been released from custody. The incident at Strand Street, Tralee sometime between 12.30 and 1am on Sunday morning, saw  two men  in their early twenties suffer stab wounds. One man remains […]

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Kerins O’Rahillys To Face Familiar Opposition In Semi-Final

Kerins O’Rahillys To Face Familiar Opposition In Semi-Final

September 24, 2017 at 6:37 pm 0 comments

AFTER their dominant performance in the quarter-final yesterday, Kerins O’Rahillys reward is a meeting with South Kerry in the Garveys Supervalu Kerry SFC final on Saturday, October 7. The Strand Road faithful will be happy to have avoided favourites Dr Crokes, but a stern test awaits them from the south. […]

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REPORT/PHOTOS: Well-Organised West Kerry See Off Stacks

REPORT/PHOTOS: Well-Organised West Kerry See Off Stacks

September 24, 2017 at 6:22 pm 0 comments

Austin Stacks 0-14 West Kerry 1-17 LAST year West Kerry exited Austin Stack Park and the championship after a five point loss to the Rockies. They more than reversed that result on Saturday as their well-organised outfit outplayed the Tralee side who played well below their potential end their season on […]

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REPORT/PHOTOS: Kerins O’Rahillys Firepower Blows East Kerry Out Of Championship

REPORT/PHOTOS: Kerins O’Rahillys Firepower Blows East Kerry Out Of Championship

September 24, 2017 at 2:02 pm 0 comments

Kerins O’Rahillys 3-12 East Kerry 1-6 ANOTHER fine championship performance then from Kerins O’Rahillys, but they’ll know tougher tests are ahead after their victory over East Kerry yesterday. The Tralee side were dominant throughout this Garvey’s Supervalu Kerry SFC quarter-final, but it was remarkable that the half-time scoreline was just 1-7 […]

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PHOTOS: #Tralee On Social Media This Week

PHOTOS: #Tralee On Social Media This Week

September 24, 2017 at 11:52 am 0 comments

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)… The Kenyan ambassador to Ireland was in town on Friday… […]

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Michelle Daly and Sylvia Enright with MUA Jade Mullett at CH Chemists on Saturday afternoon. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: CH Welcomes Top Beauty Blogger For Masterclass

September 24, 2017 at 11:47 am 0 comments

YOUNG ladies were treated to beauty tips from a renowned expert on Saturday afternoon at CH Chemists. A Real Techniques Makeup Masterclass with Jade Mullett Pro MUA  was held at the store and despite the weather there was a good turnout. Jade, a Profesional Make-Up Artist and Irish Brand Ambassador […]

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Most of the participants in the second John Mitchels GAA Strictly Come Dancing event with Chairman of the Club Denis Mannix and MC Brian Hurley. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Meet The John Mitchels GAA ‘Strictly Come Dancing’ Contestants

September 23, 2017 at 11:07 am 0 comments

IT’S back! After the stunning success of last year’s event in Ballygarry House Hotel, eleven couples will return to the same dancefloor to thrill audiences at the John Mitchels GAA Club ‘Strictly Come Dancing’ 2017. The couples have been carefully selected and are currently in training for this momentous event […]

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Rosanna and Michael McGrath at Culture Night activities for young artists at Siamsa Tire on Friday. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Tralee Comes Alive For Culture Night

September 23, 2017 at 10:59 am 0 comments

THE weather behaved and spirits were high across Kerry on Friday when public venues, communities and arts spaces offered up a great selection of free events late into the night. Thousands came out across the county with key events in Tralee, Killarney, Listowel, Dingle, Castleisland, Ballinskelligs, Kenmare, Waterville, Killorglin, Scartaglin, […]

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Dawson’s Restaurant On The Mall Announces Closure After 26 Years

Dawson’s Restaurant On The Mall Announces Closure After 26 Years

September 23, 2017 at 10:43 am 0 comments

IT will be missed. A mainstay for lunchtime diners for over a quarter of a century, Dawson’s Restaurant on The Mall, (located within Heatons) has now closed. The announcement was made on the business’ Facebook page yesterday. It read; “After 26 wonderful years in business, we have taken the decision […]

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Ted Moynihan and friends at the official opening of the new 15-bed specialist palliative in-patient unit at University Hospital Kerry on Friday afternoon. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: A Memorable Day As New Palliative Care Centre Opens

September 23, 2017 at 10:21 am 0 comments

“Hospice matters. The end of life deserves as much duty, care and respect as the beginning. I hope that any of you will never need the Hospice, but the Hospice will always need you.” TED Moynihan’s words addressing those gathered as the new €6.5m 15-bed specialist palliative in-patient unit at University Hospital […]

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Lucy Kingston, Malachai The Magnificent, Rowan Grattan and Niamh Ryan at the official opening of the outside Storyteller’s Garden at Scoil Eoin on Friday morning. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Wonderful Storytelling Garden Opened At Scoil Eoin

September 23, 2017 at 10:12 am 0 comments

THE sun shone down on pupils and staff of Scoil Eoin, as a morning of great fun unfolded for the official opening of their ‘Outside Storytellers Garden’ on Friday. The new outdoor space looks amazing for the kids, with a large chair and mushroom seats carved by Limerick man, Will Fogarty, […]

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Dr Caitlin: All You Wanted To Know About Worms

Dr Caitlin: All You Wanted To Know About Worms

September 23, 2017 at 9:33 am 0 comments

Dr Caitlin O’Connor of Tralee Medical Centre in St Brendan’s Park on Worms… Worms are parasites that enter the body and are able to live and feed off the person they have entered. The most common worm infection in Ireland is threadworms. Medicines to treat worms are sometimes called anthelmintics. […]

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Know Your Rights: Funding For College

September 23, 2017 at 9:32 am 0 comments

Know Your Rights has been compiled by Kerry Citizens Information Service which provides a free and confidential service to the public…  Question: I’m unemployed and planning to go to college. What funding is available for this? Answer:  Most undergraduate students attending publicly funded third-level courses for the first time will qualify […]

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McCann At The Movies: Miss ‘Wind River’ At Your Peril!

McCann At The Movies: Miss ‘Wind River’ At Your Peril!

September 23, 2017 at 9:24 am 0 comments

Our movie guy, John McCann says ‘Wind River’ is an outstanding crime thriller fuelled by a remarkable performance by Jeremy Renner… With a feast of big budget Hollywood blockbusters, armed with monstrous marketing campaigns being thrust to the cinema going public on a weekly basis, sometimes we tend to overlook […]

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Tralee Company Shortlisted For National Award

Tralee Company Shortlisted For National Award

September 22, 2017 at 1:50 pm 0 comments

A TRALEE company is among the finalists for the third annual Pakman Awards sponsored by Repak. Dillon Waste is shortlisted in the Waste Recycling and Recovery Facility of the Year. The Kerries based business will be hoping for repeat of their 2015 success when they won the top award in the […]

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The ‘Late Late’ Is Still Looking For Toy Show Performers

The ‘Late Late’ Is Still Looking For Toy Show Performers

September 22, 2017 at 10:15 am 0 comments

DO you know any kids with special talents? The deadline to get applications in to be part of the cast for this year’s Late Late Toy Show has been extended by another seven days, it was announced today. Young performers now have until Friday, September 29th to get their applications in. The final […]

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Tamara Hopes To Be Crowned Miss Ireland Tonight

Tamara Hopes To Be Crowned Miss Ireland Tonight

September 22, 2017 at 9:59 am 0 comments

A BALLYDUFF woman will take to stage tonight in a bid to win the Miss Ireland title. Tamara Goggin (20) was crowned Miss Kerry at The Brehon Hotel back in May and will now join ladies from all over the country at at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Northwood Park to […]

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Gerry Adams arrives at the launch of ‘Ireland’s Hunger for Justice’ at The Rose Hotel on Thursday night. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Gerry Adams Launches Book On Hunger Strikers At The Rose Hotel

September 22, 2017 at 9:26 am 0 comments

PRESIDENT of Sinn Féin, Gerry Adams TD, received a rapturous welcome in The Rose Hotel Tralee on Thursday night when he launched ‘Ireland’s Hunger for Justice’, the story of Ireland’s 22  hunger strikers. There was a packed house for the launch as people came from all over the county and indeed country for […]

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Looking forward to the Tralee Food Festival which takes place from September 22-24 were, Yomk Oviedo and Mayrinfer Ambrano of Transition Kerry, Paul Cotter, Croí Restaurant; David Scott, Tralee Chamber Alliance; Mayor of Tralee Norma Foley; Kevin O'Connor of Croí Restaurant and Sylvia Thompson of Transition Kerry. Photo by Dermot Crean

Seven Things To Do This Weekend Around Tralee

September 22, 2017 at 9:25 am 0 comments

While last weekend was a quiet one around town events-wise, there’s a whole host of things to get up to over the next couple of days in Tralee… Friday 1. Culture night… There’s a whole host of events happening tonight all over town for the annual Culture Night. Singing, dancing, […]

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Here’s All You Need To Know About Culture Night In Tralee

September 22, 2017 at 9:16 am 0 comments

RIGHT so, tonight is Culture Night around the country and there’s loads going on. Around Tralee you’ll find singing, dancing, drama, poetry, history, slapstick comedy, an art installation and so much more. The following is a list of events happening in town and where to find them… • THE SQUARE […]

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PREVIEW: Kilmoyley Look To Curb Challenge Of Ballyduff In Semi-Final

PREVIEW: Kilmoyley Look To Curb Challenge Of Ballyduff In Semi-Final

September 21, 2017 at 5:23 pm 0 comments

A tense and tough game is on the cards when Ballyduff and Kilmoyley meet on Sunday in the Garveys Supervalu Kerry SHC semi-final. Mike O’Halloran sets the scene… Ballyduff and Kilmoyley will renew rivalry after their epic battles last year in the final, where it took over two hours to […]

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Will Kerins O’Rahillys And Austin Stacks Make It To The Semis?

Will Kerins O’Rahillys And Austin Stacks Make It To The Semis?

September 21, 2017 at 5:12 pm 0 comments

TWO Tralee clubs will be looking to advance to the semi-finals of the Garvey’s Supervalu County Senior Football Championship this Saturday evening at Austin Stack Park. At 4pm, Kerins O’Rahillys face East Kerry who will be hoping their Kerry minor star David Clifford can work his magic, but it’s a different […]

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PREVIEW: A Battle Royal In Prospect Between Lixnaw And St Brendans

PREVIEW: A Battle Royal In Prospect Between Lixnaw And St Brendans

September 21, 2017 at 2:08 pm 0 comments

Mike O’Halloran looks forward to a fascinating Garveys Supervalu Kerry SHC semi-final clash between Lixnaw and St Brendan’s this Sunday in Austin Stack Park (2pm)… When Lixnaw face off against St Brendan’s next Sunday it will almost be three months since they played their last game in the Garvey’s SuperValu […]

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Public Consultation On Taxi Ranks And Pedestrianising The Mall Begins

Public Consultation On Taxi Ranks And Pedestrianising The Mall Begins

September 21, 2017 at 1:28 pm 0 comments

A PUBLIC consultation process on pedestrianising The Mall during the day and the location of taxi ranks has begun. Kerry County Council is proposing traffic calming measures in Bridge Street and The Mall and this includes pedestrianisation of the area from 10.30am and 6.30pm, making this area exclusive to pedestrians […]

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Top MUA To Give Masterclass In CH Chemists Next Month

Top MUA To Give Masterclass In CH Chemists Next Month

September 21, 2017 at 12:50 pm 0 comments

MAKE-Up enthusiasts will be delighted to learn about an upcoming masterclass by a renowned expert at CH Chemists next month. Jeanette Cronin in collaboration with a top seller in CH, Powder ‘n’ Pout will be doing make up demos on Saturday, October 7 at 2pm. She will be using both […]

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The Winners Of The Tralee Tidy Towns Competition Have Been Announced

The Winners Of The Tralee Tidy Towns Competition Have Been Announced

September 21, 2017 at 11:35 am 0 comments

MANOR Village, Knockmoyle and Kerins Park scooped the top estate prizes in the Tralee Tidy Towns competition for this year. The winners have been announced and will receive their prizes at an awards ceremony on October 2 in The Rose Hotel. There were also a number of winners for gardens, […]

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Kieran Donaghy places the ball into the net for his first half goal.  Photo by Dermot Crean

Kieran Donaghy Among Kerry Nominees For All-Stars

September 21, 2017 at 10:33 am 0 comments

KIERAN Donaghy and four of his Kerry teammates have been shortlised for the PWC Football All-Stars it was announced this morning. The Tralee man is joined by defenders Tadhg Morley and Paul Murphy and forwards Paul Geaney and James O’Donoghue. Thirteen players from Dublin’s and 12 from Mayo have made the […]

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