Archive for December, 2018

No More Library Fines From January 1st

No More Library Fines From January 1st

December 31, 2018 at 12:23 pm Comments are Disabled

LIBRARIES across Kerry will no longer be imposing fines on overdue books from January 1, 2019. In addition, all outstanding fines on members’ accounts as of that date will be removed. This is in line with all public libraries nationally and is one of the key aims of the new […]

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Roger Harty: New Years Resolutions

Roger Harty: New Years Resolutions

December 31, 2018 at 12:15 pm 1 comment

AS a wise Kerryman once said ‘A good place to begin is at the start’ so I would like to start with a good question. The question is ‘What are we trying to achieve’? The title says New Years Resolutions which by its very nature would suggest that whatever we […]

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Minister Brendan Griffin with CEO of Central Pharma Alwyn Smit and Martin Shanahan IDA at the plant in Dromtacker on Monday morning. Photo by Dermot Crean

REVIEW 2018: The News From December…

December 31, 2018 at 11:59 am Comments are Disabled

Finally, completing our review of stories we brought you in 2018, here’s the news from December… • It was reported that 11 patients had their cancer diagnoses delayed at University Hospital Kerry and four of those patients had since. The news came as a result of the review of the 46,000 […]

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The late Weeshie Fogarty.

REVIEW 2018: The News From November…

December 31, 2018 at 11:54 am Comments are Disabled

Continuing our review of stories we brought you in 2018, here’s the news from November… • KERRY may have been eliminated at the Super 8 stage of the All-Ireland series but it was enough to earn one young man an All-Star. David Clifford’s star turns, especially in the games against Galway, […]

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Anne O'Donnell, Alan Teahan, Ella Smith and Laura Lee Curtin appearing in 'Snow White' at Siamsa Tíre. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Audiences Love ‘Snow White’ Christmas Panto At Siamsa Tíre

December 30, 2018 at 10:25 am Comments are Disabled

THE annual  Christmas panto at Siamsa Tíre started its run yesterday and audiences are just loving it. The Oliver Hurley School of Musical Theatre cast are bringing the story of ‘Snow White’ to the stage and it’s jam-packed with magnificent scenery, costumes, live music, spectacular dance routines, comedy capers and […]

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Stefan Okunbor with his man of the match award. Photo by Dermot Crean

REVIEW 2018: The News From October…

December 30, 2018 at 10:24 am Comments are Disabled

Continuing our review of stories we brought you in 2018, here’s the news from October… • GARDAI issued an appeal for witnesses or information into an alleged abduction of a young man in Tralee. The young man was taken in a car from John Joe Sheehy Road against his will in […]

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Missing Ballybunion man, William Mulvihill. Photo by Gavin O'Connor

Radio Documentary Asks What Happened To Missing Kerry Man?

December 30, 2018 at 10:23 am Comments are Disabled

THE disappearance of a Ballybunion man who vanished without trace more than two years ago, is the subject of a documentary on Radio Kerry to be broadcast on Monday. ‘What happened to Willie Mulvihill’ was researched by journalist and broadcaster Deirdre Walsh, who’s also a native of Ballybunion and knew […]

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17/12/18. NO FEE. NO REPRO FEE. JULIEN BEHAL PHOTOGRAPHY. 
Picture shows l-r, Jimmy Kearney, Agnes Nowek, Paul Murphy and Aidan O’Connor from the Kerry Flyer. 

Thousands of individuals, clubs and organisations from all over Ireland benefit from National Lottery Good Causes funding every year. In the last year alone, over €225 million was raised by the National Lottery and its players for Good Causes all over Ireland, equating to about €616,000 per day. Nearly 30 cent in every €1 spent on National Lottery games go back to such Good Causes.
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Kerry Lottery Players Raised €7.1m For Good Causes In 2017

December 30, 2018 at 10:21 am Comments are Disabled

NATIONAL Lottery players in Kerry raised a total of €7,151,864 for good causes all over Ireland last year by participating in National Lottery games. This news comes as Premier Lotteries Ireland, operator of the National Lottery, released its trading results for 2017 and announced a total of €226 million was […]

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PHOTOS: #Tralee On Social Media This Week

PHOTOS: #Tralee On Social Media This Week

December 30, 2018 at 10:20 am Comments are Disabled

Every week we compile photos posted on Twitter and Instagram of Tralee and beyond. If you’d like a photo to feature, just tag #Tralee and we’ll see it… Some effort!Wouldn’t want to see the leccie bill though… On the way #home last night, this #neighbour sure does #love #Christmas #tralee […]

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

Bring The Family To The Fireworks On New Year’s Eve

December 30, 2018 at 10:19 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 Monday, December 31. Supported by Tralee Chamber Alliance, John Drummey Communications, Manor West Retail […]

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Staff at Der O’Sullivan’s Fine Food store in Tralee, Co. Kerry celebrate selling a winning EuroMillions Plus top prize winning ticket worth €500,000.

REVIEW 2018: The News From September…

December 30, 2018 at 10:18 am Comments are Disabled

Continuing our review of stories we brought you in 2018, here’s the news from September… • GARDAI were appealing for information after the cabinet of a recently installed defibrillator on The Mall was vandalised in early September. The glass on the cabinet was broken, but the defibrillator itself was not damaged. They […]

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You Don’t Expect To Find This In A Dallas Bar

You Don’t Expect To Find This In A Dallas Bar

December 29, 2018 at 3:18 pm 1 comment

THERE’S no getting away from Tralee, no matter where you go. Lorraine Walsh from Kerins Park is on holiday in the US at the moment and she sent on this photo of a clock which takes pride of place behind the bar in ‘The Crafty Irishman’ in Dallas, Texas. It […]

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David Griffin with Alan Kennedy signing a Liverpool shirt for Nick Lacey with Timmy O'Dowd at the Robert O'Dowd Memorial  5k/10k Run/Walk from the Aquadome on Friday evening. Photo by Dermot Crean

REVIEW 2018: The News From August…

December 29, 2018 at 11:14 am Comments are Disabled

Continuing our review of stories we brought you in 2018, here’s the news from August… • THE month began with an appeal from the CEO of the Rose of Tralee International Festival that businesses in the town contribute more for the street entertainment programme. “As it stands financial support to […]

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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, 2018 at 11:11 am Comments are Disabled

THE most up to date statistics from the Residential Property Price Register shows that November was a very busy month for sales with 18 properties changing hands around Tralee, fetching a total of €2,175,948. The property that sold for the most in the Tralee environs in November was a house […]

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Joe Hennerbery of Kerry Hospice, General Manager of The Rose Hotel, Mark Sullivan and Michelle Greaney of Optimal Fitness  launch the New Year's Eve 10/5k Run in aid of Kerry Hospice. Photo by Dermot Crean

Still Time To Enter The New Year’s Eve 10k/5k Road Race

December 29, 2018 at 11:03 am Comments are Disabled

OVERDONE it with the turkey and a few drinks? Well there’s still time to redeem yourself and an event on New Year’s Eve will provide you with the chance to end 2018 on a healthy note. The Optimal Fitness Tralee 5k and 10k Road Race takes place on December 31 […]

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Siamsa To Host ‘Snow White’ Panto Over The Coming Week

December 29, 2018 at 10:59 am Comments are Disabled

WITH ten performances over the coming week, you’ll have plenty of chances to catch the annual Christmas panto at Siamsa Tíre. This year, the Oliver Hurley School of Musical Theatre will bring the classic story of ‘Snow White to life on stage from Saturday, December 29 to Friday, January 4 […]

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REVIEW 2018: The News From July…

REVIEW 2018: The News From July…

December 29, 2018 at 10:56 am Comments are Disabled

Continuing our review of stories we brought you in 2018, here’s the news from July… • THE month started with members of the Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation (INMO) working in the Emergency Department (ED) at University Hospital Kerry holding a lunchtime protest. The protest was to highlight their grave concern […]

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A Ticket Bought In Tralee Won Someone €1,000,000 Last Night

A Ticket Bought In Tralee Won Someone €1,000,000 Last Night

December 29, 2018 at 10:39 am Comments are Disabled

A NATIONAL Lottery player from Kerry woke up a millionaire today after scooping a cool one million euros in last night’s Daily Millions draw. The National Lottery revealed that the winning Daily Millions Quick Pick ticket was sold in Applegreen in Manor Road, Tralee. The winning numbers are:  2, 7, 9, […]

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Story Of The Offaly Men Who Killed Kerry’s 5-In-A-Row Dream Airs Tonight

Story Of The Offaly Men Who Killed Kerry’s 5-In-A-Row Dream Airs Tonight

December 28, 2018 at 11:02 am Comments are Disabled

IF you feel like torturing yourself, then RTE will make your masochistic dreams come true tonight. Relive one of the most heartbreaking moments in Kerry GAA history, when the men from Offaly  put a stop to Micko’s team’s dreams of a 5-in-a-row in ‘Players Of The Faithful’ tonight (Friday) at […]

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REVIEW 2018: The News From June…

REVIEW 2018: The News From June…

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

Continuing our review of stories we brought you in 2018, here’s the news from June… • THERE were some fabulous paintings on display at the first day of a new initiative, ‘Art In The Park’ from Tralee Chamber Alliance in early June. Artists from all over the county were invited to […]

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Dakotah Carter O'Flynn and Keela Hughes rehearsing for 'Big Maggie' at Mercy Mounthawk. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Mercy Mounthawk Students Prepare For ‘Big Maggie’

December 28, 2018 at 10:10 am Comments are Disabled

REHEARSALS are in full swing for the next stage production from students at Mercy Mounthawk and it promises to be another top-class offering from the school. ‘Big Maggie by John B Keane is directed by Tony Behana nd it will be the 17th time the school has staged a play. […]

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Some of participants at the Tralee RFC Family Fun Run on St Stephen's Day. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: A Great Day For A Run At Tralee RFC

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

ST Stephen’s Day is always fun at Tralee Rugby Club, but the fine weather made it an even more enjoyable day at O’Dowd Park. The 5k/3k family fun run has become a tradition at this stage and they had a nice turnout with many kids joining their parents in the […]

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Sam Rockwell and Frances McDormand in "Three Billboards..."

John McCann: My Top Five Movies Of 2018

December 28, 2018 at 10:07 am Comments are Disabled

Our movie critic, John McCann, has been heading to the Omniplex all year and here he picks his standout films… Listing just 5 movies in a year full of quality is no easy task. 2018 again saw more and more reboots, superheroes and franchises (even though largely to a higher […]

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It’s Panto Time At The INEC In Star-Studded ‘Sleeping Beauty’

It’s Panto Time At The INEC In Star-Studded ‘Sleeping Beauty’

December 28, 2018 at 10:06 am Comments are Disabled

IT will be a truly magical family outing to the INEC next week when the pantomime ‘Sleeping Beauty’ comes to Killarney venue between Thursday, January 3 and Saturday, January 5. From the team that brought you last year’s smash hit panto, ‘Beauty and the Beast. comes a production bursting with […]

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Some of the crowd at the vigil. Photo by Dermot Crean

REVIEW 2018: The News From May…

December 28, 2018 at 10:05 am Comments are Disabled

Continuing our review of stories we brought you in 2018, here’s the news from May… • GARVEY’S Tralee Warriors new coach for the 2018/2019 season, Pat Price, said he was thrilled to be part of the club’s set-up and praised how basketball has been developed in the town. The former Demons […]

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Remembering Ted Moynihan were Simon Moynihan, Joe Hennebery, Danny O'Shea, Breda Moynihan, Mary Shanahan and Michael 'Fox' O'Connor at the Bill Kirby Memorial Walk on St Stephen's Day. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Fantastic Turnout For The Bill Kirby Memorial Walk

December 27, 2018 at 12:04 pm Comments are Disabled

THE sun shone down on participants in the Bill Kirby Memorial Walk on St Stephen’s Day, as hundreds showed up on a dry, mild morning. It was a far cry from the pelting rain of the year before which put many off, but the atmosphere was far more bouyant this […]

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St Pats

St Pats GAA Club News

December 27, 2018 at 11:32 am Comments are Disabled

Lotto There was no winner of our Club Lotto Jackpot on Sunday night last. The numbers drawn were 1, 15, 25 & 30. The five €30 consolation prizes went to M. Long Lohercannon, Vincent O’Sullivan c/o Seamus O’Sullivan’s Butchers, Mary O’Sullivan Churchill, Mary Rusk Marian Park and Kathleen Kavanagh Lispole. Next week’s […]

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Young Arthur O'Brien lets the ball fly as his dad Arthur, mom Mary, brother Daniel and Josh Corbett, activity facilitator at Our Lady of Fatima Nursing Home look on. Photo by Dermot Crean

REVIEW 2018: The News From April…

December 27, 2018 at 11:27 am Comments are Disabled

Continuing our review of stories we brought you in 2018, here’s the news from April… • A TRALEE businesswoman called on Irish Rail to review their security policy after an incident as she travelled between Mallow and Tralee in early April. Margaret Kissane of Connect Publications was attending Mallow Races with […]

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All roads lead to Holiday World Show 2019
Minister of State launches the showís largest ever Home Holiday Pavilion. Discover a variety of breathtaking Irish holiday destinations at Holiday World Show, taking place in the RDS Simmonscourt from Friday 25th January to Sunday 27th January 2019. Pictured at the launch of the Holiday World Show Home Holiday Pavilion in Merrion Square Park were:Brendan Griffin, T.D. Minister of State for Tourism and Hiker, Megan OíMalley. For further information on the Holiday World Show 2019 visit www.holidayworldshow.com.
For further information please contact:
Lauren Freir, Limelight Communications, lauren.freir@limelight.ie, 01 668 0600/087 238 0853
Kathryn Byrne, Limelight Communications, kathryn.byrne@limelight.ie, 01 668 0600/085 233 6033
Pictures:Arthur Carron

Chamber Alliance To Promote Tralee At Ireland’s Biggest Holiday Fair

December 27, 2018 at 11:20 am 1 comment

TRALEE Chamber Alliance will promote the town at the largest ever home holiday pavilion at the Holiday World Show, taking place in the RDS Simmonscourt from Friday, January 25 to Sunday, January 27. Holiday World Show’s Home Holiday Pavilion will showcase hundreds of destinations and holiday experiences from all across the […]

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Having fun at the Christmas swim in Fenit. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Hundreds Dash Into The Atlantic For Fenit Christmas Swim

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

THEY’RE all mad you know! Once again, the beautiful mountains of the west Kerry peninsula provided the backdrop for hundreds of swimmers dashing into the water for the annual Christmas swim in Fenit. It was dry and mild with a slight breeze, so conditions were as good as could be […]

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