Articles by: Gavin O'Connor

Launching the Ashe Street Festival were representatives of businesses on the street, from left: Lilian Holmes, Svajanas Jonavicius, Linda Mulcahy, Paul Horan, Deirdre Enright and Michaél Moran. Photo by Gavin O'Connor.

Ashe Street Gears Up For First Of Exciting Seasonal Street Festivals

November 4, 2016 at 2:19 pm Comments are Disabled

ASHE STREET has undergone a bit of a renaissance of late and that continues with announcement of a series of seasonal one day street festivals, the first of which happens on Saturday, November 19. The first Winter event will celebrate the season that is upon us with street entertainment, discounts and special offers across a range […]

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Transition Kerry

‘Feeding The Kingdom’ By 2030 Meeting To Be Held

November 4, 2016 at 12:12 pm Comments are Disabled

TRANSITION KERRY are to host an evening that focuses in on local food production in Kerry on St. John’s Parish Centre, November 16 between 7:30pm and 9:30pm. The objective of this group is to develop a roadmap within the next year for a resilient and sustainable food system in Kerry […]

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Discovery in Tralee was shown in 1966

WATCH: RTE Archive Footage Of Tralee In 1966

November 4, 2016 at 10:03 am Comments are Disabled

BACK in 1966, RTE broadcasted ‘Discovery In Tralee’ which showed off the town’s advances into modern living as it was at the time. Thanks to the RTE Archives website, we can sample the sights and sound of what the likes of The Mall and St Brendan’s Park were like 50 years ago. […]

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Lisa Hannigan

The First Acts For Other Voices Have Been Announced

November 3, 2016 at 2:45 pm Comments are Disabled

THE pilgrimage to Dingle on a cold December weekend is back again this year for music fans and today saw the first announcement of acts to play Other Voices from December 2-4. Over 70 artists will perform over the weekend in the St. James Church and the pubs around Dingle, the first slated to perform are Lisa Hannigan, […]

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Julia Muntan, Abelaiba Farnadas, Bertie Brosnan, Monica Badim at the first screening of Con in Siamsa Tire. Photo by Gavin O'Connor.

PHOTOS: Great Turnout For First Screening Of Feature Film Set In Tralee

November 3, 2016 at 12:31 pm Comments are Disabled

AROUND 150 people made their way to Siamsa Tire on Wednesday night for the first screening of feature film ‘CON’. ‘CON’ was shot in Tralee over the summer and written and directed by Tralee filmmaker, Bertie Brosnan. He also played the lead part in the movie, which which was filmed in a documentary style. […]

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Shane Enright. Photo by Dermot Crean.

Paul Geaney Is Kerry’s Only All-Star, But Was There A Strong Case For Shane Enright?

November 3, 2016 at 11:02 am Comments are Disabled

WITH the Championship now far behind us and the clocks turned back, the All Stars provide the last bit of inter-county intrigue before the long, dark winter nights. The All-Stars nominees are selected by GAA journalists and then voted on by players, but as is the subjective nature of the […]

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The Spa-Based Kerry Cricket Club Up For National Club Of The Year

The Spa-Based Kerry Cricket Club Up For National Club Of The Year

November 2, 2016 at 2:44 pm Comments are Disabled

KERRY Cricket Club has been shortlisted for the Cricket Ireland Club of the Year. The club was founded in 1872 but this year made great strides when it moved to the picturesque purpose built Oyster Oval in Spa. They have been shortlisted alongside some illustrious clubs from around the country, they […]

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Jack O'Connell and Michael Fassbender

Fassbender Thinks This ‘Kerryman’ Would Be Good As The Next Bond

November 2, 2016 at 1:19 pm Comments are Disabled

HOLLYWOOD star Michael Fassbender appears to have ruled himself out of the running to be the next James Bond and instead said Jack O’Connell, whose father hails from Ballyheigue, to become the next man to play the iconic MI5 spy. “I just love Bond. Doesn’t everyone?” said the 39-year-old Fassbender Speaking to the […]

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Manor West Retail Park

Family Fun As Exotic Animals To Appear At Manor West This Saturday

November 2, 2016 at 12:35 pm Comments are Disabled

AS PART of their winter schedule of free events and activities, Manor West Shopping Centre and Retail Park are organising a “Family Funday” on this Saturday, November 5 from 12 noon. The day will feature lots of fun things to do for kids of all ages, the highlight of which […]

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A still from CON

Screening Of Film Shot In Tralee To Take Place Tonight

November 2, 2016 at 10:26 am Comments are Disabled

A FILM that was shot in Tralee by a filmmaker from Tralee will get an advanced preview screening for the first time tonight in Siamsa Tire. CON was written, directed and produced by Tralee filmmaker, Bertie Brosnan and judging by this sneak peak (below), it’s looking pretty interesting. Continued below… […]

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Warning About Minors Claiming To Be Collecting For Homeless Charity

November 1, 2016 at 4:32 pm Comments are Disabled

OVER the past week there have been reports of a door to door scam that began in the Fenit area and over the weekend was experienced by some residents in the Ballinorig area. The fraudsters are masquerading as members of Tralee RFC, using the club logo and crest to sell lines under the guise of […]

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Sharp Increase In Petrol Prices Across Town

November 1, 2016 at 2:48 pm Comments are Disabled

THERE has been a sharp increase in the price of petrol around town over the last month and there isn’t a lot of difference between the vast majority of the town’s 13 garages. Over the course of a month petrol has risen by €0.05 per litre at most of the […]

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James Flaherty of Moyvane Badminton Club, who took part in the Irish Individual Graded C Championships in Baldoyle, Dublin on Sunday 30th October and just lost out in the final, well done James on a great start to the season.

Kerry Badminton Association News

November 1, 2016 at 11:20 am Comments are Disabled

Badminton clubs within the confines of the County of Kerry have over the past 6 weeks or so have been setting out their stalls in preparation for a new season with many clubs reporting an increase of membership for the season ahead. The Kerry competitive season commences this coming weekend […]

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Tralee Imperials

Tralee Imperials Basketball News

November 1, 2016 at 11:15 am Comments are Disabled

Our Academy is now in full swing in Cumann Iosaef every Saturday morning and the training times are as follows Boys 7, 8  and 9    9-15 to 10-15 Boys and Girls 4, 5 and 6     10-30 to 11-15 Girls 7, 8 and 9  11-30 to 12-30 Registration […]

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Austin Stacks

Austin Stacks GAA Juvenile Club News

November 1, 2016 at 11:12 am Comments are Disabled

  SCÓR NA nÓG We were represented at the Tralee District Scór na nÓg competitions in Connolly Park last week by Cáit Ní Dhuibhir, Aisling Ní Laoire, Pádraigín Gutteridge, Éabha Nic Craith, Cloe Nic Giolla Phádraig and Cloe Ní Liatháin in rince; and by Emily Heaslip and Ella Nic Gabhann in singing. Thanks […]

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St Brendans Basketball Club News

St Brendans Basketball Club News

November 1, 2016 at 11:08 am Comments are Disabled

ST. BRENDAN’S BASKETBALL CLUB NOTES RESULTS Men Div 1 St. Paul’s 71 St. Brendan’s 47 Boys U16 Div 3 St. Bridget’s 43 St Brendan’s 51 Boys U14 Div 1 St. Brendan’s 31 KCYMS 30 Boys U14 Div 2 TK Cougars 30 St. Brendan’s 22 Academy Boys Pool 1 TK Cougars […]

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Park FC's Tadhg Falvey in action for the U8’s against LB Rovers on Saturday October 29th

St Brendans Park FC News

November 1, 2016 at 11:05 am Comments are Disabled

CLUB RESULTS; Saturday 29th October U12 SFAI Sketchers National Cup 3rd Round Park Fc 2-0 Pike Rovers . U12 JK Sports Premier 4 Park B 2-3 Mastergeeha B . U14 Foundation Sports Div.1 Tralee Dynamos A 3-0 Park B . U17 FAI Umbro Cup 2nd Round Park Fc 2-3 Avenue […]

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Ballymac U14 team

Ballymacelligott GAA Club News

November 1, 2016 at 10:58 am Comments are Disabled

LOTTO The lotto was held in the Halfway Bar for a lotto jackpot of €5,200.  Numbers drawn were 3,15,16,26.  There was no winner. Lucky Dips 1. Josie O Shea, Kilquane 2. Tony Marshall, Ballymac 3. Des Mangan, Castleisland 4. Dave Slattery, c/o Paula Silles 5. Mike O Mahony, Castleisland Sellers […]

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The Garda team for the Mary Kate Healy Memorial Cup. Photo by Gavin O'Connor.

Aidan O’Mahony Makes The Difference For Gardaí In Charity Soccer Match

November 1, 2016 at 10:52 am Comments are Disabled

KERRY footballer and garda, Aidan O’Mahony, grabbed the only goal in a 1-0 victory in the Mary Kate Healy Memorial Soccer Match between local members of Garda Síochána and staff at the Bon Secours Hospital. The match was played in good sprits at a fresh KDL on Saturday night with […]

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Bernard Murphy and Fergal Griffin celebrate at the final whistle. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS/REPORT: Gallant Glenbeigh/Glencar Too Hot For Na Gaeil To Handle In Junior Decider

October 30, 2016 at 6:08 pm Comments are Disabled

Gavin O’Connor was in Fitzgerald Stadium, Killarney, on Sunday afternoon to see the Glenbeigh/Glencar beat Na Gaeil in the replay of the Castleisland Mart Junior Premier County Final… Glenbeigh/Glencar 1-16 (19) Na Gaeil 0-12 THERE is to be no fairytale championship run for Na Gaeil who were beaten by Glenbeigh/Glencar in the […]

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Mike Griffin on the ball for Na Gaeil in the Premier Junior Final. Photo by Dermot Crean.

PREVIEW: Na Gaeil To Take Second Tilt At Junior Crown

October 29, 2016 at 12:20 pm Comments are Disabled

Gavin O’Connor looks at the Na Gaeil v Glenbeigh/Glencar, County Junior Premier Football Championship Final Replay, Fitzgerald Stadium, Sunday 2:30pm… THERE is a chance for both sides to reset the clock after the arduous drawn final two weeks ago, which was slog for players and those in the stand and […]

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At the party for Marc O'Se in the CBS The Green were Marc and son Tadgh, principal Anne O'Callaghan and Fergus Clifford. Photo by Gavin O'Connor.

CBS Colleagues Throw ‘Retirement’ Party For Marc Ó Sé’s Great Service To Kerry

October 29, 2016 at 11:36 am Comments are Disabled

COLLEAGUES of Marc Ó Sé at CBS The Green threw a surprise party for him on Friday to say thanks for his 14 years of service to the Kerry senior football team. “I have been very lucky that they have been very supportive down through the years,” said Marc who began teaching in […]

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Kayla O'Connor with her two plats that will go to the Little Princess Trust with from left, Niamh O'Connor, Liz O'Connor, Anne Marie Scott and Terry O'Sullivan (Principal Blennerville National School). Photo by Gavin O'Connor.

PHOTOS: Little Kayla Cuts Off Her Hair For Child Cancer Charity

October 27, 2016 at 12:29 pm Comments are Disabled

IT WAS a special day in Blennerville National School on Thursday when a pupil got her lovely locks chopped for charity. Third class pupil, Kayla O’Connor, from Curraheen, decided during the summer that she would donate some of her hair to the Little Princess cancer charity and today was the […]

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The Christie Hennessy Festival Looks Like A Must For Music Lovers

The Christie Hennessy Festival Looks Like A Must For Music Lovers

October 27, 2016 at 10:48 am Comments are Disabled

THE programme and line-up for The Celebration of Christie Hennessy Festival, which is now in it’s sixth year, has been announced. This year’s festival which will be held in The Rose Hotel on November 25-26 and will feature performances from, John Spillane, Mikey Harte and Aonghus McAnally. There will also be […]

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Conor Ó hOrgáin and Jade  Ní Chatháín with Dr Joseph Walsh, Head of School of STEM at IT Tralee. Photo; Domnick Walsh www.dwalshphoto.ie

College To Host Major Event During Kerry Science Festival Next Month

October 26, 2016 at 3:48 pm Comments are Disabled

THE inaugural Kerry Science Festival, which is a week-long schedule of science events taking place across the county, takes place between Sunday, November 13 and Sunday, November 20. People of all ages will be invited to enjoy and participate in a programme of free public engagement events, community talks, exhibitions, shows and school workshops. According […]

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Scol Eoin at the Mounthawk Primary School Basketball tournament. Photo by Gavin O'Connor.

PHOTOS: Local Primary Schools Take Part In Basketball Tournament

October 26, 2016 at 1:03 pm Comments are Disabled

SIX different Tralee schools converged on the gym at Mercy Mounthawk for the school’s first annual Primary Schools Basketball Tournament. The purpose of the day was to promote basketball within local schools and too have some fun as well. Fifth and sixth class boys were chosen to represent their schools in the […]

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Coonacht players Bundee Aki and Ultan Dillane who signed contract extensions today.

No Munster Move As Ultan Dillane Signs New Contract At Connacht

October 25, 2016 at 1:01 pm Comments are Disabled

ULTAN DILLANE has renewed his contract with Connacht Rugby which will see him at the club for a further two years. There was much speculation in recent weeks that Dillane could move to home province Munster, but those rumours have been laid to rest this morning. “Connacht Rugby has given me […]

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Launching Cassidy's Dine in the Dark were staff at the restaurant, from left: Martina Ryan Murphy, Geraldine Cassidy, Mags Fitzgerald and Steve Trew. Photo by Gavin O'Connor.

Restaurant To Serve Up ‘Dine In The Dark Experience’ For Charity

October 25, 2016 at 12:22 pm Comments are Disabled

DINERS are invited to take part in a fun night whilst dining blindfolded in order to raise much-needed funds for the National Council for The Blind Ireland (NCBI) Cassidy’s Restaurant on Abbey Street is taking part in ‘Dine In The Dark’ for NCBI this November and it’s being promoted by one of Ireland’s top […]

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TRANSITION YEAR STUDENTS INVITED TO ‘GO PLACES WITH BUS ÉIREANN’
Bus Éireann announces a new nationwide competition for TY students. Picture Jason Clarke

Chance For Kerry Transition Year Students To Win €3,000 For Their School

October 25, 2016 at 12:11 pm Comments are Disabled

BUS EIREANN has officially launched an exciting new competition for Transition Year students, ‘Go Places with Bus Éireann’, which is running for the first time in the current academic year, 2016/2017. Participating students will be in with a chance of winning one of five regional prizes – including the South-West – of €3,000 […]

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Talk On The Importance Of Bees To Take Place In Siamsa Tomorrow Evening

Talk On The Importance Of Bees To Take Place In Siamsa Tomorrow Evening

October 25, 2016 at 11:59 am Comments are Disabled

THERE will be a talk all about the importance of bees at Siamsa Tire on this Wednesday, October 26 at 7pm. Ecologist, Dr Una Fitzpatrick of Biodiversity Ireland will tell us what makes bees so special and what we can do to increase their numbers. Bees are Ireland’s most important pollinators […]

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