Archive for December, 2017

At the Tralee Credit Union AGM last night in The Rose Hotel were; Front Row from left;
Sean Roche, John O’Connor, Tom Lawlor, Aoife Lynch, John Welch. Back Row: Michael O’Sullivan, Eddie Enright, Richard Bono, Caroline Sugrue, Pa Laide, Una Glazier-Farmer, Danny Kerins. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: The News From December…

December 31, 2017 at 11:25 am Comments are Disabled

Continuing our review of the year, here’s some of the stories we brought you in December… • KIERAN Donaghy announced  that he will not be retiring from the Kerry team and is available for selection in the 2018 season. He spoke to his family and Eamonn Fitzmaurice and decided he will […]

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Top 10 Most Viewed Stories Of 2017 On TraleeToday.ie

Top 10 Most Viewed Stories Of 2017 On TraleeToday.ie

December 31, 2017 at 11:25 am Comments are Disabled

From new businesses to Rose Ball glamour and viral videos, we countdown the 10 stories that garnered the most page views on the TraleeToday.ie website in 2017… Note: All figures below are page views on the website, not Facebook reach which is entirely different. 10. Scam warning… Back in March, […]

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PHOTOS: #Tralee On Social Media This Week

PHOTOS: #Tralee On Social Media This Week

December 31, 2017 at 11:24 am 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)… An alternative view in Fenit… Alternative!#TBSC #Fenit #Lighthouse #SeaView pic.twitter.com/AqacH4ToRe […]

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PHOTOS: The News From November…

PHOTOS: The News From November…

December 31, 2017 at 11:23 am Comments are Disabled

Continuing our review of the year, here’s some of the stories we brought you in November… • GARVEY’S Tralee Warriors head coach, Mark Bernsen, won the Basketball Ireland Super League Coach of the Month for October after leading his team to an unbeaten run of four games in the league throughout […]

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Padraig Boyle captains Kerry. Photo by Mike O'Halloran

REPORT/PHOTOS: Kerry’s Season Starts With Defeat To Clare

December 31, 2017 at 11:23 am Comments are Disabled

Mike O’Halloran saw Kerry take a beating from Clare in the opening match of the Munster Hurling League in Limerick yesterday… Clare 4-20 Kerry 0-12 The official score in the referees book at the end of the Munster Hurling League was Clare 4-20 Kerry 0-12. Three sports journalists covering the […]

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Roger Harty: New Beginnings

Roger Harty: New Beginnings

December 31, 2017 at 11:21 am Comments are Disabled

I CANNOT think of a better way to finish the old year and to begin the New year than with a bit of humour. Ok here goes. What’s the difference between commitment and involvement ? In the case of a bacon and egg sandwich – the chicken is involved while […]

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Man Utd fanatic Seamus 'Mogs' O'Mahony looking very pleased with the Premier League Trophy and Cadbury Ladies Ella Scanlon and Katie Walsh at Garvey's Supervalu in Tralee on Wednesday. Photo by Dermot Crean

REVIEW 2017: The News From October…

December 30, 2017 at 11:26 am Comments are Disabled

Continuing our review of the year, here’s some of the stories we brought you in October…  • MANOR Village, Knockmoyle and Kerins Park were the estate winners in the Tidy Tralee Together competition and the awards ceremony was held in The Rose Hotel. Prizes were given out in the estates, gardens, […]

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Graham Moriarty Flynn, Isabella Flamini, Andrea O'Callaghan and Daniel Sveda at the CBS The Green students Debs Ball at Ballyroe Heights Hotel on Friday night. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Glamour At The CBS Students’ Debs Ball At Ballyroe

December 30, 2017 at 11:25 am Comments are Disabled

STUDENTS from CBS The Green held their Debs Ball at Ballyroe Heights Hotel on Friday night and it was a glamorous affair. Around 130 teenagers sat down for a meal followed by a band and DJ and they were joined by some 100 more partygoers for the ‘afters’. We called […]

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Laura Lee Curtin as Cinderella at Siamsa Tíre. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: It’s Panto Time As ‘Cinderella’ Starts At Siamsa Tíre

December 30, 2017 at 11:24 am Comments are Disabled

IT’S pantomime time at Siamsa Tíre and Friday saw two sell-0ut performances of Cinderella. Oliver Hurley is the man behind the panto once again and he has created a tremendous treat for all the family. With perennial favourites, Buttons, the wicked stepmother and the ugly sisters, this is a pantomime […]

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The fireworks on Denny Street on Saturday night. Photo by Dermot Crean

Fireworks Display For New Year’s Eve In Town Centre

December 30, 2017 at 11:23 am Comments are Disabled

TRALEE will host a special event once again in the town centre on New Year’s Eve. A spectacular fireworks display at the Ashe Memorial Hall will mark end of year celebrations for people of all ages in Tralee on Sunday, December 31. Organised by Kerry County Council and Tralee Chamber Alliance, the fireworks […]

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REVIEW 2017: The News From September…

REVIEW 2017: The News From September…

December 30, 2017 at 11:23 am Comments are Disabled

Continuing our review of the year, here’s some of the stories we brought you in September…  • September began with An Taoiseach Leo Varadkar paying a visit to town to pay tribute to a party stalwart. He was among 300 people in The Rose Hotel to celebrate the political life of […]

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Know Your Rights: Consumer Rights During Sales

December 30, 2017 at 11:23 am 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: What are my consumer rights when I buy something in the sales? Can I return sales items? Answer: Your consumer rights during a sale are exactly the same as at […]

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Rose of Tralee, Jennifer Byrne, in the Town Park. Photo by Dermot Crean

REVIEW 2017: The News From August…

December 29, 2017 at 12:26 pm Comments are Disabled

Continuing our review of 2017, here’s some of the stories we brought you in August… • THE month began with some good news for  local businesses. Four from Tralee made the Retail Excellence Top 100 Stores In Ireland list. Ballyseedy Home and Garden, Corcoran’s Furniture and Carpets at Manor Park, Garvey’s Supervalu […]

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Michelle Greaney (left) of Optimal Fitness looking forward to the 5k/10k Road Race on New Year's Eve. Photo by Dermot Crean

Get Set To Finish The Year On A Fitness High

December 29, 2017 at 12:20 pm Comments are Disabled

A LOCAL woman is encouraging people to get involved in the final 5K/10K road race of the year on New Years Eve in Tralee. Michelle Greaney of Optimal Fitness presents her first 5k and 10k event starting from The Rose Hotel at 11am on Sunday, December 31 and she is […]

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Here’s Where Residential Property Was Sold Around Tralee In November

Here’s Where Residential Property Was Sold Around Tralee In November

December 29, 2017 at 12:06 pm Comments are Disabled

THE most up to date statistics from the Residential Property Price Register shows that November was another good month for sales of houses and apartment in the Tralee area. There were 25 properties sold, fetching a total of €3,754,748. The house that sold for the most in Tralee in November […]

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REVIEW 2017: The News From July…

REVIEW 2017: The News From July…

December 29, 2017 at 12:02 pm Comments are Disabled

Continuing our review of 2017, here’s some of the stories we brought you in July… • IN an escalation of action by local taxi drivers, they withdrew their services on the busiest night of the week as July arrived. The strike action from 7pm on Saturday to Sunday at 7am came after […]

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Storm Dylan Is On The Way But We’ll Escape The Worst

Storm Dylan Is On The Way But We’ll Escape The Worst

December 29, 2017 at 11:51 am Comments are Disabled

THERE’S no let up in the weather warnings these days. While there’s a Status Yellow wind warning in place until 1pm on Friday, another one has been issued for Saturday night into Sunday morning as Storm Dylan lands in Ireland. The Status Yellow wind warning is for Munster, Dublin, Carlow, Kildare, […]

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Kristen McKenzie Vass, Erika Fox, Maureen McCarthy and Niamh Comerford at the opening of the new Brush N Blush Salon at Market Gate House on Wednesday. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Top Fashion Blogger Opens New Brush N Blush Salon

December 28, 2017 at 12:56 pm Comments are Disabled

TOP fashion and lifestyle blogger, Erika Fox, was in town on Wednesday to open Brush N Blush’s new salon which has created three new jobs. There was a big crowd of well-wishers at the event who enjoyed champagne and canapés to launch the second Blush N Brush from mother and […]

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REVIEW 2017: The News From June…

REVIEW 2017: The News From June…

December 28, 2017 at 11:21 am Comments are Disabled

Continuing our review of 2017, here’s some of the news we brought you in May… • A FORMER Presentation Secondary School Tralee student was crowned Miss Hull 2017. Agatha Lawton, 24, won the title in the UK city. She moved to Mayo from the UK 18 years ago with her mom […]

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Setting off in the rain on the Tralee RFC fun run on Tuesday. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: A Good Day At Tralee Rugby Club Despite The Weather

December 28, 2017 at 11:21 am Comments are Disabled

IT was a miserable St Stephen’s Day but they’re made of stern stuff up in Tralee Rugby Club. They weren’t going to let a bit of cold and rain cancel their annual 3k & 5k Fun Run. Around 50 men, women and children set off from the club on the […]

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McCann At The Movies: My Top Five Films Of 2017

McCann At The Movies: My Top Five Films Of 2017

December 28, 2017 at 11:09 am Comments are Disabled

Our movie reviewer, John McCann, picks his favourite movies of the year… Firstly, to list just 5 great movies in a year is a near impossible task especially when it’s in a year full of quality. 2017 saw more and more reboots, superheroes and franchises (even though not all were […]

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REVIEW 2017: The News From May…

REVIEW 2017: The News From May…

December 28, 2017 at 10:57 am Comments are Disabled

Continuing our review of 2017, here’s some of the news we brought you in May… • THERE was a frightening incident for staff at a hotel in Dingle in early May when a man entered Benners Hotel in the town early in the morning and attempted to rob the premises. Gardaí said […]

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Council To Salt Major Routes As Snow-Ice Warning Issued For Kerry

Council To Salt Major Routes As Snow-Ice Warning Issued For Kerry

December 27, 2017 at 3:55 pm Comments are Disabled

A STATUS Yellow snow warning for counties including Kerry has been issued for Thursday morning and afternoon by Met Eireann. Driving conditions may be poor particularly where snow may lie on high ground for a short time. Kerry County Council will be salting all major routes but advises motorists to […]

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Two People Struck By Car In Hit And Run Incident

Two People Struck By Car In Hit And Run Incident

December 27, 2017 at 2:19 pm Comments are Disabled

TWO people were injured after a hit and run incident in centre of Ardfert village last night. At about 9.20pm, a car struck the two individuals and failed to stop. It drove off in the direction of Tralee. The two people were taken to University Hospital Kerry in Tralee for […]

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PHOTOS: More Fun From The Christmas Day Swim In Fenit (Part 2)

PHOTOS: More Fun From The Christmas Day Swim In Fenit (Part 2)

December 27, 2017 at 12:46 pm 1 comment

AS Billy Ryle wrote earlier (click here for previous coverage), the Christmas Day swim in Fenit was another magical occasion. Hundreds took the plunge as the rain abated and spectators and participants created a wonderful atmosphere on the beach. Here’s some more images from the day…

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John Mitchels GAA Club News

John Mitchels GAA Club News

December 27, 2017 at 11:07 am Comments are Disabled

  CHRISTMAS GREETINGS: Denis Mannix Chairman and the Officers of the Club wish all Members, Mentors and Supporters of the Club a Happy and Peaceful and Safe Christmas and every good wish for 2018. LOTTO: 19/12/017 Numbers Drawn 15 , 19 , 20 , 22 Jackpot €3,100 No Winner Consolation […]

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Austin Stacks

Austin Stacks GAA Club News

December 27, 2017 at 11:04 am Comments are Disabled

YEAR OF CELEBRATION AND NOSTALGIA: Like every year 2017 was no different to any other with a lot of celebrations but with some sadness and nostalgia as well. We have already referenced our celebrations during our centenary year here in the Notes and of course at the various celebratory events throughout […]

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REVIEW 2017: The News From April…

REVIEW 2017: The News From April…

December 27, 2017 at 10:46 am Comments are Disabled

Continuing our review of 2017, here’s some of the news we brought you in April… • KERRY legend Colm Cooper announced his retirement from Kerry football on April 4. Cooper said it he felt it was the right time to step away from the Kerry set-up. “Representing the Kingdom for the […]

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Noreen and Una-Minh Kavanagh, Lizzie and Anne McKenzie before the Bill Kirby Memorial Walk at The Brogue on Tuesday. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Terrible Weather But A Good Turnout For Bill Kirby Memorial Walk

December 27, 2017 at 10:46 am Comments are Disabled

AFTER the fine conditions a year ago, the rain pelted down during this year’s Bill Kirby Memorial Walk on St Stephen’s Day in aid of the Palliative Care Unit at University Hospital Kerry. However, there was still a good turnout despite the horrible conditions outside Kirby’s Brogue Inn on Tuesday morning. […]

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The record attempt in progress.

REVIEW 2017: The News From March…

December 27, 2017 at 10:45 am Comments are Disabled

Continuing our review of 2017, here’s some of the news we brought you in March… • IT was the end of an era at Strand Street as after 45 years Walsh & O’Brien Shop next to the Bon Secours Hospital, closed its doors. Mary Walsh and her cousin Dominic O’Brien, who […]

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