Archive for December, 2017

Book Launch And Art Exhibition At Tralee Library

Book Launch And Art Exhibition At Tralee Library

December 4, 2017 at 1:17 pm Comments are Disabled

A LOCAL writing group will launch its new book and art exhibition this Tuesday night at Tralee Library. The ‘Tapestry of Words’ from the Lesley Collins creative writing group will be launched from 6pm-8pm. Part of the event will include an art exhibition aimed at the whole community so anyone […]

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Tralee Rowing Club members after competing at Muckross HOR on Saturday 2nd December: Béla Winde (1st Place J16x1), Daithi O’Regan, Sarah Fitzgerald, Heidi Giles (Club Captain), Emma Fitzgibbon, Katie Nagle, Alayna Gannon, Nicolás Larkin, Luke Bishop and John Patton (Coach). Rowers Jack Walsh and Matthew O’Mahoney absent from the photo.

Tralee Rowing Club Junior Comes First At Muckross HOR Rowing Event

December 4, 2017 at 12:55 pm Comments are Disabled

A TRALEE Rowing Club junior member won 1st place for the club at the Muckross Head of the River (HOR) on Saturday, only a week after another junior competitor achieved the same result in an indoor rowing championship. Béla Winde finished in 1st place on the J16 x 1 (scull) […]

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Calling All ‘Star Wars’ Fans For Special Table Quiz In The Abbey Inn

Calling All ‘Star Wars’ Fans For Special Table Quiz In The Abbey Inn

December 4, 2017 at 12:41 pm Comments are Disabled

ARE you a serious Star Wars fan? Well the new SciFan Society of the ITT is having an event on December 7 in the Abbey Inn, Tralee starting at 8pm with some great prizes for those of you with a love for all things to o with the Force. This […]

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Gaelcholáiste Students To Raise Funds For Arlington Lodge

Gaelcholáiste Students To Raise Funds For Arlington Lodge

December 4, 2017 at 12:19 pm Comments are Disabled

GAELCHOLÁISTE Chiarraí Leaving Cert students will sleep overnight in school, on Thursday, December 21 in order to raise funds for a local homeless facility. The students realise that they are very fortunate and that Christmas can be a such a difficult time for a lot of people, especially the homeless. […]

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Roger Harty: Stillness Reigns Supreme

Roger Harty: Stillness Reigns Supreme

December 3, 2017 at 3:40 pm 1 comment

THERE are three things about advice that are very important. • You have the choice to take the advice or not. • Even if you take the advice it is of no use if you don’t apply it. • It is often very important to assess who is giving us […]

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Maria Rahilly, Aisling Thornton, Jane Sweeney,  Miriam Dowling, Chloe Davis and Gerri O'Brien at the St Brendan's Hurling Club Strictly Come Dancing at Ballyroe Heights Hotel on Saturday. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Style From St Brendan’s ‘Strictly’ Night In Ballyroe (Part 2)

December 3, 2017 at 1:02 pm 1 comment

AS we reported earlier (click here), Ballyroe Heights Hotel was the place to be for a great night of entertainment at the second St Brendan’s Hurling Club ‘Strictly Come Dancing’. The 11 couples had great support from the big crowd of over 400 present and Orlaith Hussey and Bobby O’Regan […]

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PHOTOS: #Tralee On Social Media This Week

PHOTOS: #Tralee On Social Media This Week

December 3, 2017 at 10:19 am 1 comment

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)… It was cold but sunny in Tralee bay… A beautiful […]

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Aileen O'Brien, Julianne Walsh, Ciara O'Mahony and Carole-Ann O'Meara at the Rehabcare Blennerville Christmas Party at The Ashe Hotel on Friday night. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Christmas Party Fun Around Tralee

December 3, 2017 at 10:19 am Comments are Disabled

THE first weekend in December signals the real start to the party season and the town’s hotels, bars and restaurants were packed with revellers. We were out to capture a few party people around town. Scroll down for photos…

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Wardrobe's Sandra Rusk (second from right) with models Tish O'Flaherty, Pauline Gleasure and Catriona Mehigan at the Fashion and Beauty night in CH Chemists on Friday. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Helen And Sandra Give Ladies Tips For Party Season

December 3, 2017 at 10:18 am Comments are Disabled

CHRISTMAS party season is here and no better a duo than Sandra Rusk of Weardrobe and Helen Parker of Lancome at CH Chemist to help you prepare for it. The ladies held a special Fashion and Beauty Show at CH on Friday night. Sandra divulged her style tips while Helen Parker […]

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Contestants in the opening dance in the St Brendan's Hurling Club Strictly Come Dancing at Ballyroe Heights Hotel on Saturday. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Another Fantastic Night For St Brendan’s ‘Strictly Come Dancing’ (Part 1)

December 3, 2017 at 10:15 am Comments are Disabled

A MEMORABLE night of dancing and fun was had at the second annual St Brendan’s Hurling Club’s ‘Strictly Come Dancing’ in the Ballyroe Heights Hotel on Saturday. Over 400 people attended the event with the crowds arriving from early evening, waiting to get a good seat to view the entertainment. […]

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Tralee Fenit Greenway Group To ‘Cycle The Line’ On Sunday

Tralee Fenit Greenway Group To ‘Cycle The Line’ On Sunday

December 2, 2017 at 11:34 am Comments are Disabled

THE Tralee to Fenit Greenway group are inviting people to ‘Cycle The Line’ with them tomorrow to highlight the lack of progress on the project. This event will take place exactly a year after the last public event, a year which has seen little advance on providing the greenway. It […]

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Rita Ryan, Elma O'Brien, Fiona O'Connor, Bernadette Daly and Catherine O'Connor at the Born To Run Christmas Party and awards night in The Ashe Hotel on Friday night. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Born To Run Club Enjoys Christmas Party And Awards

December 2, 2017 at 11:11 am Comments are Disabled

YOU probably recognise them around town in their running gear, but on Friday night, members of Born To Run Tralee Marathon Club swapped their Lycra for their glad rags for their Christmas bash at The Ashe Hotel. The event marked the end of another successful year for the club, which […]

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Orla Young, Reidín Horan, Tanya Joy, Amy Phelan and Sam Dorgan at the Bon Secours Christmas Party at The Rose Hotel on Friday night. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Amazing Style At The Bon Secours Christmas Party

December 2, 2017 at 10:46 am Comments are Disabled

THE Christmas party season is underway in earnest now and a big one took place in The Rose Hotel on Friday night. The Bon Secours Hospital staff gathered for their annual bash and as per usual, the ladies looked very stylish on their well-deserved night out. Over 120 people enjoyed […]

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Bridge Street Works To Continue Until Mid-December

Bridge Street Works To Continue Until Mid-December

December 2, 2017 at 10:35 am 1 comment

WHILE the paving works have been completed on Bridge Street, it will be another couple of weeks before the street will be open to traffic at night. The main improvement works in the Mall/Bridge Street are now substantially complete. The paving on Bridge Street has been completed this week and […]

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KCFE staff with Santa Claus at the Kerry College of Further Education Christmas Party on Friday. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Festive Fun For Staff And Students At KCFE

December 2, 2017 at 10:34 am Comments are Disabled

MUSIC, food, song, Santa and, er, snow — all the ingredients then for a Christmas party. Students and staff from Kerry College of Further Education took a break from classes for a few hours to kick off the Christmas season with a party. They even had a snow machine for […]

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Toireasa Ferris Selected As Sinn Féin Candidate In Next General Election

Toireasa Ferris Selected As Sinn Féin Candidate In Next General Election

December 2, 2017 at 9:52 am Comments are Disabled

COUNCILLOR Toireasa Ferris was selected by the Sinn Féin membership to go forward as the party’s next general election candidate in Kerry, at a packed party convention held on Friday night at the Kerins O’Rahillys club. She was nominated by a number of cumainn in the county. The convention was being held […]

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Woman Dies After Being Struck By Car In Glenflesk

Woman Dies After Being Struck By Car In Glenflesk

December 2, 2017 at 9:43 am Comments are Disabled

Gardaí are appealing for witnesses to a fatal traffic collision in Glenflesk last night. At approximately 7.15pm, a 26-year-old female pedestrian was fatally injured when she was struck by a car on the N22 at Glenflesk Village. She was pronounced dead at the scene a short time later. The driver […]

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Dr Caitlin: The Benefits Of Going For A Walk

Dr Caitlin: The Benefits Of Going For A Walk

December 2, 2017 at 9:42 am Comments are Disabled

Dr Caitlin O’Connor of Tralee Medical Centre in St Brendan’s Park on the benefits of walking… Many of us find this time of year difficult to deal with! Overeating, overdrinking, overspending, overthinking, overtaking…to mention but a few hazards. My advice – GO FOR A WALK: 1. Walk to Manage Your […]

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Know Your Rights: The Social Welfare Christmas Bonus

December 2, 2017 at 9:41 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: I am getting a social welfare payment. Will I get a Christmas Bonus this year? Answer: The Christmas Bonus is paid to people getting a long-term social welfare payment. Long-term […]

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McCann At The Movies: Hard To Find Fault With This Entertaining And Timely Film

December 2, 2017 at 9:40 am Comments are Disabled

Our movie guy, John McCann, says ‘Battle Of The Sexes’ is a socially important film with great performances from the leads… In 1973, in the wake of the sexual revolution and the rise of the women’s movement, a tennis match between women’s World No. 1 Billie Jean King (Emma Stone) […]

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Anne and Eoin Horgan, Fiona Foran and Siobhan Leen at the Tralee Dynamos Table Quiz at The Huddle Bar on Thursday night. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Tralee Dynamos Host Table Quiz In The Huddle

December 1, 2017 at 3:23 pm Comments are Disabled

THE Tralee Dynamos faithful turned up in The Huddle Bar last night for a table quiz to raise funds for the club. The eight rounds of questions from quizmaster Ken O’Connor were keenly contested, but in the end the winners were the team of Billy Stack, John Farragher, Alan Crean […]

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Garvey's Supervalu Tralee staff at the Food Fair on Thursday. Included are Ciara Lynch, Sinead Healy, Emma Donovan, Mary Ellen Donovan and Chelsea Healy. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Garvey’s Hosts Christmas Food And Wine Fair

December 1, 2017 at 2:41 pm Comments are Disabled

GARVEY’S Supervalu Tralee was buzzing on Thursday night for their annual Christmas food and wine fair with loads of special guests popping in for the fun. Radio Kerry were broadcasting from the Rock Street supermarket and it was also an occasion to celebrate their recent success in being named Retail Excellence […]

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Tralee Credit Union Could Be Known As Something Else Soon

Tralee Credit Union Could Be Known As Something Else Soon

December 1, 2017 at 2:11 pm 1 comment

TRALEE Credit Union could be known as something else after their AGM at the Rose Hotel on Monday week. There is a motion coming up that the name will change to ‘Cara Credit Union’, to reflect the changes which have taken place over the years. In their Winter Newsletter, Tralee […]

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Campaign Encourages People To Buy Local This Christmas

Campaign Encourages People To Buy Local This Christmas

December 1, 2017 at 1:11 pm Comments are Disabled

SINN Féin has launched a campaign encouraging people to buy local this Christmas. They want people to think about where they spend their money and to buy local produce in local shops. “We in Sinn Féin are asking people and especially our supporters to consider shopping local, support local businesses […]

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The lights in the grounds of Ballygarry House Hotel. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: The Christmas Lights In Ballygarry Are Only Stunning

December 1, 2017 at 12:48 pm Comments are Disabled

BE careful when you’re driving to Tralee from the east over the next few weeks as Ballygarry House Hotel’s spectacular Christmas lights are sure to distract you! The hotel has gone the extra mile this year and last night saw a special event to kick off the Christmas season as […]

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Miriam Murphy Joins Kerry Choral Union For Christmas Concert In Tralee

Miriam Murphy Joins Kerry Choral Union For Christmas Concert In Tralee

December 1, 2017 at 10:56 am 1 comment

THIS year’s Christmas treat not to be missed is the ‘O Holy Night’ choral concert with The Kerry Choral Union The concert, which takes place in St John The Baptist Church, Castle Street, Tralee on Sunday December 10 at 7:30pm, is eagerly anticipated each year and attracts up to 600 people. […]

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The Christmas lights on The Mall Photo by Dermot Crean

Six Things To Do Around Tralee This Weekend

December 1, 2017 at 9:53 am Comments are Disabled

Just less than four weeks to go and so much to do for Christmas. Here’s a few things to see and go to at the weekend…in between the shopping of course… Friday 1. Fun in Tess Quarter… The first of the Tess Quarter Christmas Markets will launch in Abbey Street and […]

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Kerry Minors, Junior Footballers And U21 Hurlers To Receive Medals In Tralee

Kerry Minors, Junior Footballers And U21 Hurlers To Receive Medals In Tralee

December 1, 2017 at 9:46 am Comments are Disabled

SATURDAY night will see Kerry’s Minor and Junior Footballers and Under 21 Hurlers presented with their All Ireland Medals at The Rose Hotel Tralee. The minor footballers completed an historic 4-in-a-row of All Ireland titles, the Kerry Under 21 hurlers beat Wicklow  in the All Ireland Minor B Championship final […]

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Kieran Donaghy comes away with the ball against Donegal in round 4 of the Allianz National Football League Division 1. Photo by Gavin O'Connor.

Kieran Donaghy To Be Available For Kerry In 2018

December 1, 2017 at 9:31 am Comments are Disabled

KIERAN Donaghy has confirmed to the Irish Examiner that he will not be retiring from the Kerry team and is available for selection in the 2018 season. In an interview to be published in tomorrow’s paper, he says he has spoken to his family and Eamonn Fitzmaurice and decided he […]

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