Archive for June, 2018

Ciara Mulcahy, Michaela Horan, Nora Scanlon, Rita Knightly and Siobhan Flahive at the Tralee Rugby Club's 'Strictly Come Dancing' event in the Ballyroe Heights Hotel on Friday night. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: All The Style From Tralee RFC’s ‘Strictly Come Dancing’ (Part 2)

June 30, 2018 at 1:29 pm Comments are Disabled

SO hundreds enjoyed the Tralee Rugby Club ‘Strictly Come Dancing’ last night, with Simon Behan and Amy Kelly proving worthy winners of the judges vote and Andrea O’Donoghue and Declan Smith impressing the public (click here for previous story). Besides the great outfits on the dance floor, the style was pretty […]

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at The Ashe Hotel's 'Summer Corporate Lunch' on Friday afternoon. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Enjoying A Leisurely Summer Lunch At The Ashe Hotel

June 30, 2018 at 12:01 pm Comments are Disabled

THE Ashe Hotel held a special ‘Summer Corporate Lunch’ to thank its clients for their continued support over the past few years. Representatives from businesses and organisations in town enjoyed refreshing cool smoothies before being treated to the delicious dishes. It was also a chance to meet new members of […]

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Know Your Rights: Help With School Costs

June 30, 2018 at 11:28 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: My four-year-old son is starting primary school in September. My only income is my One-Parent Family Payment and €120 from a part-time job. I don’t get any maintenance and […]

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The cast of Fado Fado in action. Photo by Dermot Crean

Siamsa Tíre Marks 50th Anniversary Of First Ever Performance

June 30, 2018 at 11:11 am Comments are Disabled

CEO of Tourism Ireland, Niall Gibbons opened celebrations at Siamsa Tíre on Thursday evening to officially mark the 50th anniversary of the first ever performance. Kerry tourism representatives from Kerry county attended from accommodation, attractions, activity and service providers. Mr Gibbons talked about the growth of the tourism industry over […]

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Contestants participating in the opening dance at the Tralee Rugby Club's 'Strictly Come Dancing' event in the Ballyroe Heights Hotel on Friday night. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Rugby Club’s First Try At ‘Strictly’ Is A Resounding Success (Part 1)

June 30, 2018 at 11:05 am Comments are Disabled

A SWELTERING night outside was matched by red-hot dancing inside as Tralee Rugby Club hosted its first ‘Strictly Come Dancing’ event in the Ballyroe Heights Hotel. Eleven couples took to the floor for a fantastic night of fun and entertainment for the over 500 people present. After a haka to […]

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Na Gaeil's Diarmuid O'Connor and Stefan Okunbor with the cup. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Kerry Under 20s Celebrate Winning Munster Title

June 29, 2018 at 10:51 pm Comments are Disabled

NOT a bad week’s work. Kerry footballers have won the Munster senior, junior, minor and now, Under 20 titles in just six days. Kerry beat their great rivals Cork in Austin Stack Park on Friday evening  by  3-11 to 0-14 and were worth their win in the end. Despite staying in […]

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Blennerville School Says Au Revoir Rather Than Goodbye To Principal Terry

Blennerville School Says Au Revoir Rather Than Goodbye To Principal Terry

June 29, 2018 at 4:12 pm Comments are Disabled

IT’S been an emotional week all-round at St Brendan’s NS in Blennerville. The sixth years had a graduation ceremony on Tuesday night, but on Wednesday a special ceremony was held to mark the departure of Principal Terry O’Sullivan. The 36 year old man from Keel is taking a break from […]

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The cast of 'It Takes A Village' at rehearsals for 'It Takes a Village' performance at Culture Night in Siamsa Tire on Friday. Photo by Dermot Crean

People Asked To Get Involved In Culture Night 2018

June 29, 2018 at 2:56 pm Comments are Disabled

CULTURE Night this year takes place on Friday, September 21 and offers the public a free opportunity to see the work of artists and creative industry professionals, arts organisations and cultural venues on the night. “A great many venues across Kerry stay open late into the night and use the […]

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In front; Yohan Hunt of Tralee Community Responders with Cllr Sam Locke. Back; Danny Casey of SPAR, Eileen Whelan of Paco, Kieran Ahern of SPAR, Norman Foley of SPAR and Audrey Moran at the presentation of defibrillators at Foley's SPAR Express on the Castlemaine Road on Thursday. Photo by Dermot Crean

Defibrillators Presented To Foley’s SPAR And First Responders After Fundraiser

June 29, 2018 at 12:07 pm Comments are Disabled

THE hard work of two ladies to raise funds to buy defibrillators for different parts of Tralee came to fruition this week, with the presentation of two to Tralee Community Responders and Foley’s SPAR Express. Audrey Moran and Paco Tralee’s Eileen Whelan held a fashiob/coffee morning fundraiser at Paco in […]

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Launching 'Summer Tunes On The Mall' which takes place this Saturday were Renee Fitzgibbon, Aisling Foley of The Rose Hotel, General Manager of The Rose Hotel Mark Sullivan, Gideon Reed, Sheridan Reed, Seamus Harty, Briana Reed, Claire Reed and Lloyd Fitzgibbon. Photo by Dermot Crean

Five Things To Do This Weekend

June 29, 2018 at 10:54 am Comments are Disabled

If you haven’t actually burst into flames in the past few days, then you can look forward a weekend of slightly lower temperatures. Here’s a few things to get up to in between saying things like “it’s actually too hot” or “you know, we’re not able for this kind of […]

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The damage caused to the inside doors at St John's Church. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Man Smashes Vehicle Through Gates And Front Doors Of St John’s

June 29, 2018 at 9:44 am Comments are Disabled

A TRALEE man was arrested last night after he caused serious damage to the gates and front doors of St John’s Church on Castle Street last night. At around 9pm, a local man, travelling from the Moyderwell direction, drove a van through the padlocked wrought iron gates fronting onto Castle […]

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Jessica, Eimear and Alison O’Connell, Dromtariffe 
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PHOTOS: Fun At The Manor West Summer Food And Craft Fair

June 28, 2018 at 5:38 pm Comments are Disabled

LAST Saturday saw some wonderful weather, but those looking to take shelter from the sun were treated to a great day in Manor West Shopping Centre. It was their summer food and craft fair and young ones were entertained with face-painting and their favourite cartoon characters, while the finest food producers […]

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Diarmuid O'Connor is in midfield for the clash with Louth.

Here’s The Kerry U20 Team To Face Cork In Munster Final This Friday In Tralee

June 28, 2018 at 1:22 pm Comments are Disabled

AFTER a big wins over Limerick and Waterford, the Kerry U20 team will play Cork in the Munster final on Friday in Austin Stacks Park at 7.30pm. Na Gaeil and Ballymac men remain in the starting line-up for the final with Ballymac’s Brian Lonergan in goals, the Oakpark club’s Stefan […]

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Call For Explanation Why Kerry Has Highest Number Of Dogs Put Down In Country

Call For Explanation Why Kerry Has Highest Number Of Dogs Put Down In Country

June 28, 2018 at 1:09 pm Comments are Disabled

SINN Fein Cllr Toireasa Ferris asked that an explanation be provided for the exceptionally high numbers of dogs put down by Kerry County Council, at the meeting of Tralee Municipal District on Tuesday. Figures released in May this year by the Department of Rural and Community Development, showed that out […]

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Moyderwell Mercy pupils with the Travel Maintenance Award. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Moyderwell Pupils End The School Year On An Active Note

June 28, 2018 at 10:11 am Comments are Disabled

IT was a hot morning for a cycle on Wednesday as some of the pupils at Moyderwell Mercy ended the school year with a cycle to Mounthawk via the ‘Skinny Mile’. It was all part of the Green Schools Project running at the school to encourage more environmentally-friendly and active […]

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Elaine Gallagher.

A Comedy Show With A Difference At O’Donnell’s Mounthawk

June 28, 2018 at 10:09 am 1 comment

HERE’S something different to go to on a Friday night…and it’s free. ‘The Freedom Machine’ by Elaine Gallagher is a hilarious audio-visual stand up show, which celebrates 100 years of women’s suffrage by exploring the revolutionary bicycle. This is a free event (limited spaces) and will take place at O’Donnells, Mounthawk, […]

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Billy Ryle

Billy Ryle: Students Have Until Sunday To Submit ‘Change Of Mind’ To CAO

June 28, 2018 at 10:08 am Comments are Disabled

Billy Ryle says the state exams are done and dusted so the thoughts of exhausted candidates are no doubt turning to holidays, summer jobs and travel. But there is still an important job to be done… The 80,000 plus applicants to the Central Applications Office (CAO) for a coveted college place […]

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SPONSORED: Kerry ETB And Radio Kerry Begin Recruitment For Hands-On Media Training

SPONSORED: Kerry ETB And Radio Kerry Begin Recruitment For Hands-On Media Training

June 28, 2018 at 10:08 am Comments are Disabled

ALWAYS dreamed of working in radio or the media?  Or are you a media graduate who wants hands on experience. Would you like the opportunity to train in an existing media organization while you learn. If you have a passion for news, sports, research and production, presenting music shows, sound […]

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The flowers were in bloom in the  Town Park on Wednesday. Photo by Dermot Crean

Cllr Says Town Park Not Receiving Enough Resources As Previous Years

June 27, 2018 at 3:49 pm Comments are Disabled

A TRALEE Municipal District Councillor is calling for more resources for Tralee Town Park after she said it was not receiving the same attention as previous years. Sinn Fein Cllr Toireasa Ferris asked for clarification on whether there was a full-time caretaker in the park, saying the grass wasn’t cut […]

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Tralee Golf Club News

Tralee Golf Club News

June 27, 2018 at 2:01 pm Comments are Disabled

MENS   Sun. 24th June  MC8 Adams Garage   1st: Seamus Enright (11) 40 Pts 2nd: Brian O Leary (11) 40 Pts 3rd: Maurice Mulcare (12) 39 Pts 4th: Mark Leahy  (4)  39 Pts 5th: Pat  Stack (8) 38 Pts 6th: J P O Brien (11) 38 Pts Best Gross: Fergal O’Sullivan (0) […]

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The Square To Host A Weekly Market Starting This Thursday

The Square To Host A Weekly Market Starting This Thursday

June 27, 2018 at 1:51 pm 1 comment

THE outdoors is where you want to be in this weather (if you can stick the heat!) and if you’re in town on Thursday, the Square is well worth visiting. Starting tomorrow and continuing every Thursday for the rest of the summer, the area will host the Tralee Square Market. […]

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Number Of Tralee Schools Receive Science Foundation Ireland Awards

Number Of Tralee Schools Receive Science Foundation Ireland Awards

June 27, 2018 at 12:56 pm Comments are Disabled

A NUMBER of Tralee area schools have been given Science Foundation Ireland Discover Science and Maths Awards. Minister for Business, Enterprise, and Innovation Heather Humphreys, TD together with Minister of State for Training, Skills, Innovation, Research and Development, John Halligan TD, this week announced 28 primary schools in Kerry which have […]

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The town of Beit Sahour near Bethlehem in Palestine.

Plans For Twinning Arrangement Between Tralee And Palestinian Town

June 27, 2018 at 12:55 pm Comments are Disabled

PLANS are afoot for a twinning arrangement between Tralee and a Palestinian town. Cllr Pa Daly brought forward a motion at the Tralee Municipal District meeting on Tuesday that the District formalise a twinning with Beit Sahour near Bethlehem in Palestine. Council management said they will commence the twinning arrangement. […]

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Jacinta O'Mahony, Anne Buggy, Sandra O'Callaghan and Pat Clapham  at the “Summer Cooking Made Easy” Cookery Demo in aid of KDYS on Monday evening at the Manor West Hotel. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Mark And Gaelle Give Tips For Summer Cooking At Demo

June 27, 2018 at 11:04 am Comments are Disabled

THE weather is perfect for summer cooking and those who showed up on Monday night at the Manor West Hotel certainly got plenty ideas for the weeks ahead. Chef Mark Doe of Just Cooking fame gave a cookery demonstration as a fundraiser for the KDYS, ably assisted by ‘Apprentice Chef’ […]

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Repro Free -- Tesco Family Town, the ultiimate family fun event, will bring Tralee's Town Park to life during the 2018 Rose of Tralee Intrenational Festival. A spectacular Luminarium, kiddies shows, market stalls, petting zoos, arts and crafts, and street performers will be sure to entertain families from far and wide. The Rose of Tralee, Dr Jennifer Byrne was at Manor West Retail Park in Tralee to announce that Tesco will be the proud new sponsor of the Family Town entertainment from 17-21 August.  For details, visit 
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Tesco To Sponsor Fantastic ‘Family Town’ Events During Rose Festival

June 27, 2018 at 11:03 am Comments are Disabled

TESCO Family Town at the 2018 Rose of Tralee International Festival will be bigger than ever with the introduction of a spectacular Luminarium in Páirc an Phiarsaigh and a new wellness programme for kids with Aidan O’Mahony. In revealing details of this year’s Family Town entertainment, the Festival organisers are […]

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Powerhouse Cillian Tierney, emerges first out of the water and go on to win the Hardman Sprint Triathlon on Valentia Island, Co Kerry in a phenomenal time of 56 mins and 56 seconds. The Hardman Sprint Triathlon included, boarding Valentia Island Ferry to Renard Pier to complete a 750 m swim to the Island, leaving the transition area and cycle a 10 km expanse of the Island before running 5 km back to the finish line a the Royal Valentia Hotel. Hardman Events is organised by Race Director Alan Ryan.Photo:Valerie O’Sullivan/FREE PICS***

PHOTOS: Tralee Man Wins Hardman Triathlon Event In Valentia

June 27, 2018 at 11:01 am Comments are Disabled

THE Hardman Sprint Triathlon took place on Valentia Island on Saturday and it was a Tralee man who won the coveted race. Having won the Hardman Olympic Distance Triathlon in Dingle a few weeks ago, 20-year-old Cillian Tierney came home in a blistering time of 56 minutes and 56 seconds. […]

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Christie Hennessy Festival Could Be Moving To Killarney

Christie Hennessy Festival Could Be Moving To Killarney

June 27, 2018 at 10:44 am 1 comment

THE Christie Hennessy music festival, which has been taking place in Tralee since 2011 could be moved to Killarney this year by organisers. The two day festival, held in honour of the late singer/songwriter from Tralee, usually takes place in October and consists of two main events — The Troubadour […]

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

PREVIEWS: A Look At The Kerry SHC Games This Weekend

June 27, 2018 at 10:43 am Comments are Disabled

The action in The Garvey’s SuperValu Kerry hurling Championship begins again this weekend with four games taking place over Saturday and Sunday in Austin Stack Park. Mike O’Halloran previews the ties… Ballyheigue v Kilmoyley (Saturday 5.15pm) Ballyheigue who lost to Crotta O’Neills in the first round open proceedings on Saturday […]

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Donnchadh Walsh with the Friends For Life team at Scoil Naomh Erc.

PHOTOS: A Memorable Day For Scoil Naomh Erc Pupils

June 26, 2018 at 4:32 pm Comments are Disabled

THE boys and girls of Scoil Naomh Erc, Glenderry, Ballyheigue, enjoyed a great day on Tuesday, June 19, as they raised their Fifth Green Flag and received their certificates for taking part in the Friends for Life programme. The Friends for Life programme which was delivered to all children from […]

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Stephen Byrne from Tralee returning home after the games.

Stephen Does His Country And Tralee Proud At Euro Transplant And Dialysis Games

June 26, 2018 at 4:07 pm Comments are Disabled

A TRALEE man has returned from European Transplant & Dialysis Championships in Cagliari, Sardinia after narrowly missing out on the medals. Stephen Byrne from Tralee put in great performances in his events at his second European Games just missing out on Bronze in two of them. In the 5km Mini Marathon […]

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