Archive for December, 2019

Outgoing President of Tralee Chamber Alliance, Aidan Kelly hands over the chain of office to new President Kevin McCarthy at the Chamber's AGM on Tuesday night at The Rose Hotel. Photo by Dermot Crean

REVIEW 2019: The News From December…

December 31, 2019 at 11:21 am Comments are Disabled

Continuing our review of stories we brought you in 2019, here’s the news from December… • THE Kerry Camino was a category winner at the IPB Pride of Place Competition 2019. The Kerry Camino, based in Tralee, is a local initiative to promote walking in the area, specifically along The Dingle Way between Tralee […]

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Caitlyn Brick, Jessica Barrett, Jasmine Ryle and Jennifer McLoughlin at the CBS The Green Students' Debs Ball at Ballyroe Heights Hotel on Monday night. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: All The Style From The CBS The Green Students’ Debs Ball

December 31, 2019 at 11:18 am Comments are Disabled

STUDENTS from CBS The Green and their dates for the evening enjoyed a fun end to the year at their Debs Ball at Ballyroe Heights Hotel on Monday night. Organised by the students, around 115 people sat down for a meal followed by a DJ who kept the party atmosphere going […]

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Mikey Collins, Kevin Leen, John O'Connor, Garett Walsh and Declan Quill at the Tralee CBS Corn Uí Mhuirí winning teams of 1999 and 2000 reunion at Kirby's Brogue Inn. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Tralee CBS Corn Uí Mhuirí Winners Of 1999/2000 Meet Again

December 31, 2019 at 11:16 am Comments are Disabled

THEY bridged a gap of 23 years when captain Garrett Walsh lifted the Corn Uí Mhuirí cup back in 1999. Twenty years on, members of the CBS The Green team, coaching team and family members met up again at Kirby’s Brogue Inn on Sunday evening to recall that victory and […]

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Manus, Kerry, Danny, Sandy and Danny Jnr at The Abbey Inn on Friday night. Photo by Dermot Crean

REVIEW 2019: The News From November…

December 31, 2019 at 11:16 am Comments are Disabled

Continuing our review of stories we brought you in 2019, here’s the news from November… • THE month began with The PwC All-Stars Awards and the Young Player of the Year went to Kenmare’s Sean O’Shea. He also picked up an All-Star along with teammates Tom O’Sullivan, David Moran and David […]

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Clodagh Walsh, Brid Horan and Eilish Harrington at the Kerry Camogie event.

PHOTOS: Celebrating A Great Year For Kerry Camogie In Ballyroe

December 31, 2019 at 11:11 am Comments are Disabled

KERRY Camogie celebrated a momentous year at the Ballyroe Heights Hotel on Sunday night. Both Kerry and Clanmaurice All-Ireland winning teams and management were honoured at the annual social which was MC’d by Sinéad Kissane of Virgin Media Sport. She paid tribute to both teams who have done so much […]

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Launching the 31 Day Challenge were Santa with little Amber O'Connor and Hugh O'Brien. At back are Danny O'Connor, Caroline Corkery and Colin 'Poshey' Aherne. Photo by Dermot Crean

Get 2020 Off To A Healthy And Charitable Start With This Challenge

December 31, 2019 at 11:10 am Comments are Disabled

THE party season is nearly at an end so it’s time to get healthy and active again…and tomorrow is as good a time as any to start. The 31 day January Challenge for positive mental health is once again taking place and is being promoted by local people Colin ‘Poshey’ […]

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The fireworks on Denny Street on New Year's Eve. Photo by Dermot Crean

Families Advised To Get Down Early For Fireworks Display

December 31, 2019 at 11:08 am Comments are Disabled

TRALEE is ready for a big street party this evening and it’s very much a family affair. At 5pm the ultimate disco band UV5 take to the Denny Street Stage to get things started. UV5 are described as ‘the gold standard of live music entertainment. Delivering high energy shows around Ireland, […]

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Kerins O’Rahillys GAA Club News

Kerins O’Rahillys GAA Club News

December 30, 2019 at 2:52 pm Comments are Disabled

ROCK STREET POST OFFICE CLUB LOTTO COMPETITION The Club is currently competing with other clubs for the sole rights to sell our Club Lotto tickets in Rock Street Post Office from April 2020. To help us win this competition, all you have to do is mention your support for Kerins […]

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Milltown/Castlemaine GAA Club News

Milltown/Castlemaine GAA Club News

December 30, 2019 at 2:46 pm Comments are Disabled

Healing Mass: Sincere thanks to all those who attended the healing mass for Thady O’ Sullivan, one of our senior players, in Firies Church, on St. Stephens’s morning. We join all in our community and beyond to wish Thady a full recovery. Sympathy: We extend our sincerest sympathies to our senior […]

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Participants at the start of the Jimmy Duffy Memorial Cycle on Saturday morning. Photo by Dermot Crean

Get On Your Bike For The Jimmy Duffy Memorial Cycle

December 30, 2019 at 2:38 pm Comments are Disabled

THE new year will bring a new start for many and if you have a bike then a cycle in early January is the perfect opportunity for exercise and fresh air. The Jimmy Duffy Memorial Cycle takes place Saturday, January 11th at 11:00am from St. Pat’s GAA Club, Blennerville. The […]

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St Pats GAA Club News

St Pats GAA Club News

December 30, 2019 at 2:24 pm Comments are Disabled

Lotto There was no winner of our Club Lotto Jackpot on Sunday night last. The numbers drawn were 05, 08, 12 & 19. The five €30 consolation prizes went to Paul O’Brien Tralee, , Ita Greaney Annagh, Eamon O’Halloran c/o Mono Ryle, Sean Daly Tonevane and Carmel Counihan Curraheen. Next week’s Lotto […]

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Na Gaeil GAA Club News

Na Gaeil GAA Club News

December 30, 2019 at 2:19 pm Comments are Disabled

New Year Greetings    We wish everybody involved in Na Gaeil Club: officers, coaches, mentors, players, parents, patrons and visitors to our club a very happy, healthy and prosperous New Year. Na Gaeil Ladies AGM    Na Gaeil Ladies AGM will take place on Saturday the 4th January at 7.30 in the […]

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Taking off at the Kerins O'Rahillys 5k/10k Run on Sunday morning. Photo by Dermot Crean

Get Ready For The Kerins O’Rahillys 10k/5k Run

December 30, 2019 at 12:17 pm Comments are Disabled

IF you’re planning on getting fit and healthy for the new year, then mark this date in your diary. This year, the annual Kerins O’Rahillys 10k run and 5k fun run is held in association with FBD Insurance and will be run to honour the memory of Charlie Kerins. It […]

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REVIEW 2019: The News From October

REVIEW 2019: The News From October

December 30, 2019 at 12:15 pm Comments are Disabled

Continuing our review of stories we brought you in 2019, here’s the news from October… • A NEW economic report from Vodafone Ireland found that HQ Tralee generates over €10 million for the local economy, and had the largest economic impact of all of the hubs assessed across Ireland, having supported […]

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Ariana Grande poses for a selfie with Tralee ladies Jenny Lynch and Jenny O'Donnell.

REVIEW 2019: The News From September…

December 30, 2019 at 12:10 pm Comments are Disabled

Continuing our review of stories we brought you in 2019, here’s the news from September… • IT took two attempts but Dublin achieved their five in a row of All-Ireland titles in September by beating Kerry. The first encounter was thrilling with Kerry coming back late to almost pip the […]

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39 Patients Waiting On Trolleys At UHK

39 Patients Waiting On Trolleys At UHK

December 30, 2019 at 11:54 am Comments are Disabled

THERE are 39 patients waiting on trolleys at University Hospital Kerry today according to figures from the Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation, a record high since they started collecting data. Only Cork University Hospital (54) and University Hospital Limerick (40) had more patients waiting on trolleys today. Nationwide, 573 admitted patients […]

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Rose of Tralee 2019, Sinead Flanagan in the Town Park on Wednesday morning. Photo by Dermot Crean

REVIEW 2019: The News From August…

December 29, 2019 at 10:45 am Comments are Disabled

Continuing our review of stories we brought you in 2019, here’s the news from August… • CASTLE Street  reopened to traffic after almost a month closed…and so did Baily’s Corner. The street had to be closed  following a structural assessment of the building on Castle Street and a subsequent consultation with An […]

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Colin 'Poshey' Aherne (right) with little Amber O'Connor and her dad Danny and Caroline Corkery (left) launching the fundraising Swimathon which takes place next month. Photo by Dermot Crean

Local Man To Hold Swimathon At Complex To Help Amber

December 29, 2019 at 10:45 am Comments are Disabled

A LOCAL man is hosting a 24 Hour Swimathon to help out a little girl who is battling cancer. Colin ‘Poshey’ Aherne has organised the event to take place on Saturday, January 18 at 3pm in Tralee Sports Complex for 24 hours with roughly 48 swimmers swimming a half a […]

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Stephen O'Brien rushes to celebrate with Paul Geaney after the Dingle man's goal. Photo by Dermot Crean

REVIEW 2019: The News From July…

December 29, 2019 at 10:44 am Comments are Disabled

Continuing our review of stories we brought you in 2019, here’s the news from July… • THE R556 road between Collins’ Cross near Abbeydorney and Ballinclogher Cross (known as the Rathscannell Road) closed to traffic in July, to facilitate significant roadworks. However, the council acknowledged the inconvenience for local residents and […]

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Mercy Mounthawk Students To Put On ‘Hairspray’

Mercy Mounthawk Students To Put On ‘Hairspray’

December 29, 2019 at 10:44 am Comments are Disabled

MERCY Mounthawk students will tread the boards again early next year when they stage a production of a much-loved musical. They will bring ‘Hairspray’ to the Siamsa Tíre stage from January 22 to January 25 nightly at 8pm. Mercy Mounthawk has earned a distinguished reputation for its award-winning shows, as well […]

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Caroline Corkery and Andrea Thornton at the Tralee Nun Challenge in the Town Park on Saturday evening. Photo by Dermot Crean

REVIEW 2019: The News From June…

December 28, 2019 at 11:39 am Comments are Disabled

Continuing our review of stories we brought you in 2019, here’s the news from June… • CABALLS on Bridge Street announced it would be closing its doors for the last time in June after 99 years in business. There was sadness around town at the news but Ann Laide decided […]

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were Managing Director & General Manager, CIO Americas and EMEA and President & COO JRI America, Inc. Michael O’Dea, greets Minister Brendan Griffin, with CEO of IDA Ireland Martin Donovan (centre) at the newly expanded JRI America offices at Kerry Technology Park.  Photo by Dermot Crean

REVIEW 2019: The News From May…

December 28, 2019 at 11:39 am Comments are Disabled

Continuing our review of stories we brought you in 2019, here’s the news from May… • A TRALEE councillor called on the public to contact the gardaí when they see anti-social behaviour at the Lee Walkway. Cllr Terry O’Brien brought up the issue at the Tralee Municipal District meeting of councillors […]

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Geraldine Riordan, Sinead Perfect, Angle Sebak, Bridget Riordan and Amel Sebak at the Bill Kirby Memorial Walk on St Stephen's Day. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Getting Some Exercise For A Great Cause At The Bill Kirby Memorial Walk

December 28, 2019 at 11:38 am Comments are Disabled

THE annual Bill Kirby Memorial Walk once again drew a big crowds on St Stephen’s Day, as hundreds showed up on a dry morning outside Kirby’s Brogue Inn. This was the 20th annual walk and has raised hundreds of thousands of euro in aid of the Palliative Care Unit at […]

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Setting off on the Tralee RFC Fun Run on St Stephen's Day. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Fun Run At The Rugby Club On St Stephen’s Day

December 28, 2019 at 11:37 am Comments are Disabled

IT was another fun St Stephen’s Day at Tralee Rugby Club, as families showed up for the annual 5k fun run. There was a good turnout at O’Dowd Park as young and not-so -young warmed up for the run which has become a tradition at the club and great way to […]

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Know Your Rights: The Legal Alcohol Limits For Driving

December 28, 2019 at 11:36 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 the legal alcohol limits for driving? Answer: It is an offence to drive in a public place if you are too intoxicated to have proper control of your […]

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'Cats'.

Finnegan On Films: ‘Cats’ Has A Purrfect Cast For Fantasy Fable

December 28, 2019 at 11:36 am Comments are Disabled

Our movie reviewer, James Finnegan says ‘Cats’ is a fantasy fable that makes for a memorable viewing experience… SIGMUND Freud once said that “Time with Cats is never wasted”. While he was not specifically refereeing to the new film, based on Andrew Lloyd Webber’s stage musical, which was in turn based […]

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The memorial containing the names of 108 people involved in the 1916 Rising in Kerry.

REVIEW 2019: The News From April…

December 27, 2019 at 12:05 pm Comments are Disabled

Continuing our review of stories we brought you in 2019, here’s the news from April… • CBS Primary Tralee announced a major transformation after Easter when work commenced on the construction of a two-storey building containing four new classrooms, a special educational needs unit and administration area. The project at one […]

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Ned O'Shea (contractor) with Peter Harty and Claire Harty of CH Tralee who have announced a €1.5m revamp of their store at The Mall. Photo by Dermot Crean

REVIEW 2019: The News From March…

December 27, 2019 at 12:04 pm Comments are Disabled

Continuing our review of stories we brought you in 2019, here’s the news from March… • KERRY and Kerins O’Rahilly’s man, Tommy Walsh, was voted GAA.ie Footballer of the Week early in March after his performance against Monaghan in the Allianz National Football League match. Tommy finished with four points, continuing […]

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Dressed for more tropical climes at the Christmas Day swim in Fenit. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Hundreds Enjoy An Afternoon Dip In Fenit On Christmas Day

December 27, 2019 at 12:04 pm Comments are Disabled

THERE are easier ways to work up an appetite for Christmas dinner…and warmer ways too! The weather was dry but very cold for the hundreds of people who took part in the 68th Christmas Day swim at Fenit on Wednesday. They were in great spirits as usual though as they […]

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Eve’s Leaves Wins Manor West Shopping Centre Food And Craft Award

Eve’s Leaves Wins Manor West Shopping Centre Food And Craft Award

December 27, 2019 at 12:03 pm Comments are Disabled

THE artisan food company, Eve’s Leaves has been crowned the winner of Manor West Shopping Centre and Retail Park’s Food and Craft Fair Awards 2019. The Awards are held in association with the Kerry Local Enterprise Office (LEO) and Connect Magazine, recognising and supporting the wealth of fine food producers […]

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