Business/Property

Non-Locals Spent Nearly €100,000 During Tralee Marathon Stay

Non-Locals Spent Nearly €100,000 During Tralee Marathon Stay

May 4, 2015 at 2:07 pm 1 comment

NON-LOCAL participants in the Tralee Marathon generated almost €100,000 during the event according to a survey by the event organisers. ‘Run The Kingdom’, the management company behind the event, recently published their economic report on the this years Tralee International Marathon. In it, they go into detail about the average age […]

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Kerry’s April Car Sales Up 42% On Same Month Last Year

Kerry’s April Car Sales Up 42% On Same Month Last Year

May 3, 2015 at 10:36 am Comments are Disabled

  NEW car registrations in Kerry last month were up 42% on the April 2014 figure according to the latest data from the Society of the Irish Motor Industry (SIMI). There were 179 new car registrations in April, up 53 on the 126 sold during the same month in 2014, double […]

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Over €1.6m Worth Of Residential Property Sold Around Tralee In March

Over €1.6m Worth Of Residential Property Sold Around Tralee In March

May 2, 2015 at 10:53 am Comments are Disabled

FIFTEEN residential properties in the Tralee area fetched €1,604,387 in March, while total Kerry sales exceeded €10m according to the Residential Property Price Register (RPPR) figures for the month. The Tralee figure is a decrease on the 22 residential properties that were sold for over €2.5m in February, and also […]

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Teen Summer Beauty Camps Return To CH

Teen Summer Beauty Camps Return To CH

May 2, 2015 at 10:50 am Comments are Disabled

CH TRALEE has announced that their Teen Summer Beauty Camp are back! Now an annual event, the CH Teen Summer Beauty Camp is tailored towards teenagers aged between 13 and 17 years of age who would love to know more about beauty. They can learn everything they ever wanted to know […]

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CONFIRMED: Parents Of Late Rose Purchase Fels Point Hotel

CONFIRMED: Parents Of Late Rose Purchase Fels Point Hotel

May 1, 2015 at 8:20 am Comments are Disabled

  DICK and Eileen Henggeler, the parents of the late Dorothy Henggeler, the 2011 Washington DC Rose who sadly passed away last year, have succeeded in their bid to purchase Fels Point Hotel in Tralee. The Executive Chairman of the Rose of Tralee International Festival, Anthony O’Gara, will become Managing […]

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40 New Jobs Coming To Kerry Technology Park

40 New Jobs Coming To Kerry Technology Park

April 30, 2015 at 3:26 pm Comments are Disabled

  POSITIVE news has emerged on the jobs front with the annoucement that JRI America are looking to entice 40 high skilled workers to fill jobs at its Software Development Centre in Tralee. JRI America are located in the Kerry Technology Park, but also have offices in London, Shanghai, Tokyo, Singapore and New York. […]

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The Horan Centre in Clash.

Rumours Of An Iceland Store Coming To The Horan Centre Intensify

April 29, 2015 at 4:03 pm Comments are Disabled

  RUMOURS that the UK food giant Iceland are coming to Tralee have jumped up a notch. Permission has been sought to allow the sale of foodstuffs at the old Kiely’s Electrical unit in the Horan Centre. Kerry County Council received a request from Donal Horan, to change the current planning conditions. […]

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PHOTOS: New Look Benners Hotel Opens Its Doors

PHOTOS: New Look Benners Hotel Opens Its Doors

April 29, 2015 at 12:59 pm 1 comment

  THE new Benners Hotel opened its doors to the public today and it’s looking great. The cafe was serving a full menu when we visited this morning and the reception area looks very cool indeed. In a nice link to the past, the cafe even has the old Benners clock […]

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Chamber Alliance To Act On Results Of Shoppers Meeting

Chamber Alliance To Act On Results Of Shoppers Meeting

April 28, 2015 at 3:18 pm Comments are Disabled

  RETAILERS in Tralee have committed to work through Tralee Chamber Alliance to better meet the needs of new and existing customers after receiving feedback from a recent Shoppers Meeting in the town. The Alliance has identified a number of short, medium and long term actions that need to be taken […]

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Local Pub Gets Great Exposure From Google Business View

Local Pub Gets Great Exposure From Google Business View

April 25, 2015 at 10:57 am 1 comment

  A LOCAL pub is enjoying a nice bit of exposure as it has been picked to be Google Business View Virtual Tour of the Week. The renowned Baily’s Corner pub on Castle Street gets a great write up from Google describing it as a “wee gem of a traditional Irish […]

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Kerry County Council Wins Top Tourism Award

Kerry County Council Wins Top Tourism Award

April 24, 2015 at 10:24 pm Comments are Disabled

KERRY County Council has won a  top award at the inaugural Irish Tourism Industry Awards on Friday night. The local authority was a finalist in the category for Best Local Authority Tourism Innovation at the DoubleTree by Hilton Dublin. The Adventure Travel World Summit – Killarney 2014 also won in the Best Business Tourism Innovation […]

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Tesco In Kerry Raises Over €2,000 For Temple Street Hospital

Tesco In Kerry Raises Over €2,000 For Temple Street Hospital

April 24, 2015 at 10:21 am Comments are Disabled

OVER €2,200 was raised by Tesco stores across Kerry last Friday in support of Temple Street’s Great Irish Bake. Tesco colleagues and customers baked, bought, ate and sold an abundance of culinary creations to help raise some much-needed dough for the children’s hospital. All 149 stores across the country took part in the […]

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Tralee Shopping Centre Units Sold At Dublin Auction

Tralee Shopping Centre Units Sold At Dublin Auction

April 23, 2015 at 11:46 am Comments are Disabled

AT the second time of asking, units at Tralee Shopping Centre which went unsold at an auction in February, went under the hammer again today and this time a buyer was found. The ten units with a reserve price of between €125,000-€175,000 were sold at the Allsop Auction in the RDS Dublin for a […]

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Report That Fels Point Hotel Will Be Sold To Rose Of Tralee Company Within Days

Report That Fels Point Hotel Will Be Sold To Rose Of Tralee Company Within Days

April 22, 2015 at 10:58 am Comments are Disabled

THE Rose of Tralee company is expected to finalise the purchase of the Fels Point Hotel from NAMA according to a report in today’s edition of The Kerryman. The paper reports that NAMA have named the Rose of Tralee’s offer as their preferred choice and a €4m deal should be done in […]

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At the Tralee shoppers meeting in the Ashe Hotel were, from left, in front: Laura Lee Murphy, Geraldine O'Brien andAndrea Brosnan. Back: Ciara O'Connor, Siobhan Fitzgerald, Majella Horgan and Jennifer Gleeson. Photo O'Connor.

Public Give Their Opinions On Tralee Shopping At Open Forum

April 22, 2015 at 10:02 am Comments are Disabled

AROUND 70 members of the public gathered in the Ashe Hotel on Monday night to give their thoughts as part of open forum about how to make the shopping experience in Tralee a better one. The event, led by retail members of Tralee Chamber Alliance and the Institute of Technology […]

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50 Unit Local Authority Housing Development Planned For Lohercannon

50 Unit Local Authority Housing Development Planned For Lohercannon

April 21, 2015 at 3:38 pm Comments are Disabled

A FIFTY unit local authority housing development is planned for the Lohercannon area in 2017. The plan emerged during a presentation by John Breen, Director of Services at Kerry County Council, of the targets for delivery under the Social Housing Strategy 2015, 2016 and 2017 at the monthly meeting of the authority […]

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Colin Pope, Enterprise Ireland, Michael Crawley, Mór Active and Oliver Kirwan of Elite Events at the Kerry LEO Free Seminar on ‘Building a Business on Your Ideas’ at the ITT on Thursday. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Kerry LEO Holds ‘Building A Business’ Seminar

April 17, 2015 at 9:54 am Comments are Disabled

SIXTY-FIVE businesses  availed of the opportunity to attend a Kerry Local Enterprise Office free seminar on Thursday entitled, ‘Building a Business on Your Ideas’ at the Sólás Building at the ITT. The seminar, which was delivered in conjunction with the Irish Patents office, provided an insight into intellectual property rights (patents, trade […]

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Planning Applications Up In Kerry But Residential Construction Growth Remains Sluggish

Planning Applications Up In Kerry But Residential Construction Growth Remains Sluggish

April 13, 2015 at 11:25 am Comments are Disabled

  THE beginning of 2015 has seen growth in the residential construction sector in Kerry remain sluggish, according to the latest edition of the National Housing Construction Index for January and February 2015. In Kerry, planning applications have risen by 9% when compared to the same period in 2014, while commencements have […]

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Vero Moda and Jack and Jones Tralee employees, Shauna O'Brien, Kirstie O'Dowd, Claire O'Brien and Blake Byrne promoting the charity day at the stores which took place yesterday. Photo courtesy Vero Moda Tralee Facebook page

Two Shops Give All Friday’s Takings To Charity

April 11, 2015 at 10:12 am Comments are Disabled

TWO shops at Abbeycourt had a busy day yesterday but they didn’t earn a cent. Vero Moda and Jack And Jones were taking part in parent company, Bestseller’s, Give-A-Day fundraiser where everything spent in their shops by customers went to charity. Continued below… Fifty per cent of the proceeds went to […]

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Gala Awards Ceremony For Kerry’s Women In Business

Gala Awards Ceremony For Kerry’s Women In Business

April 9, 2015 at 2:44 pm Comments are Disabled

THE inaugural Connect Kerry Lee Strand Women in Business Awards will take place in June and the organisers are looking for entries and nominations. A Black Tie Gala Ceremony will be held on Friday,June 5 in Ballyroe Heights Hotel where winners will be announced. Organised by Margaret Brick, Editor of Connect […]

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VIDEO/PHOTOS: A First Look Inside Tralee’s Newest Hotel

VIDEO/PHOTOS: A First Look Inside Tralee’s Newest Hotel

April 9, 2015 at 1:35 pm 1 comment

TRALEE’S newest hotel opened its doors to the public today. The Ashe Hotel on Maine Street let us in for a look this morning and it’s mightily impressive. Formerly The Abbey Gate Hotel, the new business is creating up to 50 jobs in the town. On entering the doors, visitors are […]

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Portman Travel To Create 16 New Jobs In Tralee This Year

Portman Travel To Create 16 New Jobs In Tralee This Year

April 9, 2015 at 11:22 am Comments are Disabled

PORTMAN Travel have created eight permanent new jobs at their European Centre of Excellence and have announced that another eight are planned to come on stream before the end of the year. The Travel Management Company that has been operating in Tralee from Monavalley Business Park since 1999 and employs over 50 staff. […]

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The Horan Centre in Clash.

Could A UK Retail Giant Be Coming To Tralee?

April 8, 2015 at 1:08 pm Comments are Disabled

BRITISH frozen food giants Iceland could be close to opening up a new store in Tralee…but where? Speculation has been triggered after the job of Iceland Tralee Store Manager was advertised online recently, although at this point there has been no official confirmation from Iceland, who over the past six […]

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TraleeToday.ie Reaches A New High With Over 700,000 Pageviews In A Month

TraleeToday.ie Reaches A New High With Over 700,000 Pageviews In A Month

April 8, 2015 at 11:52 am Comments are Disabled

TRALEETODAY.IE reached a new milestone on Tuesday when we reached 700,000 page views in a 31 day period, for the first time. More importantly, this number was achieved by over 88,000 unique users of the website. The figures are verified by Google Analytics (see graphic below) which tracks activity on the […]

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Kerry Vehicle Sales In March Up 40% On Same Month Last Year

Kerry Vehicle Sales In March Up 40% On Same Month Last Year

April 6, 2015 at 10:34 am Comments are Disabled

  KERRY vehicle sales in March were up 40 per cent on the same month last year according to figures from the Society of the Irish Motor Industry (SIMI). There were 419 new vehicle registrations in Kerry last month, up from 298 in March 2014.  It’s a rise on February 2015’s […]

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Shopping Centre Units To Go To Auction Again At Drastically Reduced Price

Shopping Centre Units To Go To Auction Again At Drastically Reduced Price

April 3, 2015 at 11:19 am Comments are Disabled

UNITS at Tralee Shopping Centre which went unsold at an auction in February, will go under the hammer again this month but at a drastically reduced reserve price. Ten units will go to this month’s Allsop Auction in the RDS Dublin on April 23, with a reserve price of between €125,000-€175,000. […]

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Local Businessman Spearheads Scheme To Shop Local With Savings

Local Businessman Spearheads Scheme To Shop Local With Savings

April 2, 2015 at 2:53 pm Comments are Disabled

  BUSINESSES in Manor have got together to begin a new loyalty scheme which the founder hopes will help local shops compete against the large multiples and chain stores. Sullycard is a new loyalty/discount program founded in Tralee by Seamus O’Sullivan who has run a butchering business in the town for the past […]

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Bar’s Application To Open At Midnight On Good Friday Turned Down

Bar’s Application To Open At Midnight On Good Friday Turned Down

April 1, 2015 at 5:02 pm Comments are Disabled

  A LOCAL bar which had planned to open at midnight on Good Friday has had its application turned down. The Blasket Bar made an application to Tralee District Court on Wednesday to open at midnight on Good Friday until 2am on Easter Saturday. The Gardaí objected and Judge James O’Connor […]

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Over €2.5m Worth Of Residential Property Sold Around Tralee In February

Over €2.5m Worth Of Residential Property Sold Around Tralee In February

April 1, 2015 at 10:23 am Comments are Disabled

TWENTY-TWO residential properties in the Tralee fetched  €2,566,442.71 in February while total Kerry sales exceeded €11m according to the Residential Property Price Register (RPPR) figures for the month. The Tralee figure is an increase on the 17 residential properties that were sold for over €1.9m in January, but a decrease […]

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Minister Launches Great New Kerry Tourism Brochure

Minister Launches Great New Kerry Tourism Brochure

March 30, 2015 at 10:02 am Comments are Disabled

THE next time the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport, Paschal Donohoe, spends his holidays in Kerry his visit will be enhanced from information contained within the new Kingdom of Kerry Tourist Information Booklet. Minister Donohoe officially launched the new publication on Friday in Tralee and revealed that two of his […]

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