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Soccer Star Robbie Keane Cheers Up Tralee Boy At Crumlin Hospital

Soccer Star Robbie Keane Cheers Up Tralee Boy At Crumlin Hospital

February 19, 2015 at 12:28 pm Comments are Disabled

A TRALEE boy was among those visited by Ireland striker Robbie Keane and his LA Galaxy teammates yesterday at Our Lady’s Children’s Hospital Crumlin…and it really made his day! Eight-year-old Martin Quilligan from Tralee, who is being treated at the Dublin hospital, met with the Irish soccer legend and his team-mates, who […]

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The pantheon that is the Island of Geese.

Five Things Tralee People Can Give Up (Or Do) For Lent

February 18, 2015 at 2:48 pm 1 comment

It’s Lent! And Gavin O’Connor has a few alternatives to giving up chocolate and drink over the next 40 days… 1. Bad Drivers, please give up the Island of Geese Roundabout If you’d like to see a live example of Darwin’s ‘survival of fittest’ theory in action, rock on up to […]

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PHOTOS: A Flipping Great Time In Town For ‘Pancake Tuesday’

PHOTOS: A Flipping Great Time In Town For ‘Pancake Tuesday’

February 17, 2015 at 2:26 pm Comments are Disabled

  FOLKS around Tralee were busy whisking batter and flipping pancakes this morning  for Shrove Tuesday. Over in CBS Primary School, pupils donned their chef’s hats and aprons and had super fun preparing pancakes for their classes. “The most popular process by far, has been choosing toppings,” said teacher Michelle Culloty. “We […]

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Cyclists Gear Up For ‘Lacey Cup’ Race In Tralee This Sunday

Cyclists Gear Up For ‘Lacey Cup’ Race In Tralee This Sunday

February 17, 2015 at 10:20 am Comments are Disabled

THE 2015 Lacey Cup, the grand opener in the cycling season here in Munster, is all set to kick off this year on Sunday, February 22. The event, which is being be hosted by Tralee Manor West Bicycle Club with the headquarters for cyclists at the Manor West Hotel who sponsor […]

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Aisling O'Brien, Kayleigh Quirke, Sharon Cronin, Gillian Barrett, Aisling O'Mahony, Sarah Hobbert, Nicole Roche and in front, Lorraine Counihan at O'Loughlin's Hotel in Portlaoise prior to the game on Sunday. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Stacks Fans Enjoying The Atmosphere Before The Big Game

February 16, 2015 at 4:52 pm 1 comment

ROCKIES travelled in huge numbers again on Sunday to cheer on their heroes in Portlaoise. Eight buses left the Austin Stacks Club at 10.45am and arrived at around 1.15pm in the Laois capital. The nightclub area of O’Loughlin’s Hotel was taken over by Tralee folk and rocked to beat of the […]

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Camp Woman Wins Big On National Lottery Gameshow

Camp Woman Wins Big On National Lottery Gameshow

February 16, 2015 at 12:00 pm Comments are Disabled

  A CAMP woman is celebrating after scooping over €15,000 on ‘The Million Euro Challenge’ game show over the weekend. Geraldine O’Driscoll, from Knockglassbeg, Camp, had the two scratch cards purchased her by her husband Patrick. They were bought from Pats Store, Main Street, Kingscourt,  Co. Cavan. She was playing in a […]

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Jackie O'Brien, Tracey Hurley and Deirdre McAuliffe at the St Brendan's Park Reunion Night in the Austin Stack Clubhouse on Friday night. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: A Reunion To Remember For St Brendan’s Park Residents

February 15, 2015 at 9:07 am Comments are Disabled

THEY came from all corners of Ireland and far beyond to gather in the Austin Stack Clubhouse on Friday night for the St Brendan’s Park reunion. It took months of organising, but it as worth the effort as hundreds packed into the Rock club over the course of the night […]

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‘Walk 4 Life Kerry’ Gathering Pace In Suicide Awareness Campaign

‘Walk 4 Life Kerry’ Gathering Pace In Suicide Awareness Campaign

February 15, 2015 at 9:07 am Comments are Disabled

MARK your calendars for April 25, as a new event dedicated to raising awareness to mental health and suicide awareness/prevention is currently being organised and it promises to be a very special occasion. ‘Walk 4 Life Kerry’ will be a 5km walk that will be held around Tralee with the […]

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PHOTOS: #Tralee On Social Media This Week

PHOTOS: #Tralee On Social Media This Week

February 15, 2015 at 9:05 am Comments are Disabled

Every week we compile the best of photos posted on Twitter and Instagram. Here’s what you’ve been snapping in and around Tralee during the week… liana lexi spotted these two Valentines down by the canal “Stone mad for speed”. Stuart O’Connor, got this shot of a well known character tearing […]

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The Chef’s Table: How To Make Perfect Pancakes This Shrove Tuesday

The Chef’s Table: How To Make Perfect Pancakes This Shrove Tuesday

February 15, 2015 at 9:05 am Comments are Disabled

Mark Doe of ‘Just Cooking’ in Firies has some great pancake recipes for this Shrove Tuesday… Pancake Day, or Shrove Tuesday, is the traditional feast day before the start of Lent on Ash Wednesday. Lent – the 40 days leading up to Easter – was traditionally a time of fasting […]

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Elsa, Anna and Co. To Visit North Kerry For ‘Frozen Fest’ Next Month

Elsa, Anna and Co. To Visit North Kerry For ‘Frozen Fest’ Next Month

February 14, 2015 at 10:34 am Comments are Disabled

YOU can expect a small exodus from Tralee this March 8 as a Ballybunion venue is set to be transformed into Arendelle for a ‘Frozen Fest’. JD’s Nightclub in the town will host the event, where up to 500 young people will have the chance to meet the characters as […]

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Performers with the Oliver Hurley School of Musical Theatre at the 'Talent Of Tralee' fundraising concert on Friday night in the Fels Point Hotel. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Hundreds Enjoy Talent Show In Aid Of School Autism Units

February 14, 2015 at 10:29 am Comments are Disabled

THERE was a massive turnout in the Fels Point Hotel last night for a fundraiser in aid of autism units in two schools. The ‘Talent Of Tralee’ concert certainly lived up to its name with participants from the Oliver Hurley School of Musical Theatre, Bryan Carr School of Performing Arts, […]

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At The Movies: ‘Fifty Shades Of Grey’ Is All Build Up And No Climax

At The Movies: ‘Fifty Shades Of Grey’ Is All Build Up And No Climax

February 14, 2015 at 10:28 am Comments are Disabled

‘Fifty Shades Of Grey’ By John Lyons I wouldn’t be a true cinema lover if I didn’t do a meticulous amount of research in my spare time. And I certainly wouldn’t be a true film critic if I didn’t keep my ear to the ground at all times. But over […]

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VIDEO: Presentation Girls Up For National Short Film Award…And They Need Your Votes

VIDEO: Presentation Girls Up For National Short Film Award…And They Need Your Votes

February 13, 2015 at 12:25 pm 1 comment

TWO short films created by Presentation Secondary School students have been shortlisted for an All-Ireland film competition. The All-Ireland second level student video competition run by ICTU’s Youth Connect Programme, is now in its second year and Presentation have two entries out of the 25 shortlisted nationally. The students involved are […]

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Rose of Tralee 2014, Maria Walsh, in the Rose Garden in the Town Park on Wednesday morning. Photo by Dermot Crean

Rose Of Tralee Festival Gets €30,000 In Funding

February 12, 2015 at 2:20 pm Comments are Disabled

  THE Rose of Tralee International Festival has been awarded €30,000 in funding from Fáilte Ireland under its National Festivals and Events Programme. The Minister for Transport, Tourism & Sport, Paschal Donohoe TD, announced today that further funding of €320,000 has been approved by  for 11 key national festivals and events […]

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Mercy Mounthawk transition year students who won first prize  in the intermediate category of the 'Live Life Love' Film Competition. With them, left to right: Aidan Power, Pascal Sheehy and Maurice Galway Photo by Gavin O'Connor

PHOTOS: Positivity And Creativity To The Fore At ‘Live Life Love’ Day In Fels Point

February 12, 2015 at 11:28 am Comments are Disabled

‘LIVE Life Love Day 2015’  was held in Fels Point Hotel yesterday as hundreds gathered for the screening and presentation of the ‘Live Life’ winning films and awards. The event, which celebrated the late Donal Walsh’s message, was presented by RTE’s Aidan Power and guests included RTE’s Paschal Sheehy and Kerry footballer […]

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Jamie Dornan plays Christian Grey in 'Fifty Shades of Grey".

Will Small Benners And Kelliher’s Hardware Get A Boost From ‘Fifty Shades Of Grey’?

February 11, 2015 at 12:36 pm Comments are Disabled

  TRALEE is set to go ‘Fifty Shades of Grey’ crazy this weekend as the Omniplex are reporting heavy pre-booking sales for the movie which opens on Friday. Speaking to a member of staff at the Tralee Omniplex, we were told tickets are selling really well, especially for the evening screenings of […]

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Internationally Famous DJ Set To Play Horans Nightclub For IT Tralee R&G Week

Internationally Famous DJ Set To Play Horans Nightclub For IT Tralee R&G Week

February 11, 2015 at 9:43 am Comments are Disabled

AN internationally famous Swedish DJ is all set to play Horans Nightclub for the IT Tralee R&G week next Thursday. Jonas Erik Altberg, who is most well known as his stage name ‘Basshunter’ will be the headlining act for the IT Tralee R&G (Raising and Giving) week in the nightclub on […]

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Recovery Haven To Hold Cancer Support Evening

Recovery Haven To Hold Cancer Support Evening

February 11, 2015 at 9:42 am Comments are Disabled

  THERE will be a ‘Cancer Support Group’ evening held on Wednesday, February 18 in the Recovery Haven Cancer Support House from 6pm-7pm. The group will offer an opportunity to those who come to talk freely and openly about cancer and dealing with its impact on their lives. Recovery Haven […]

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90 year old, Kenmare mart employee, Eugie O'Sullivan with his black stick.

VIDEO: Straight-Talking Eugene Celebrates 90th Birthday In Mart

February 10, 2015 at 11:44 am Comments are Disabled

  A STRAIGHT-TALKING 90 year old mart employee, Eugene (Eugie) O’Sullivan, is a legend in Kenmare. A surprise 90th birthday party was thrown for the local character in Kenmare Mart where the Irish Examiner recorded fantastic a video (below) of Eugie speaking about his  life. Not a man to be messed […]

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Gala Ball Fundraiser Will Remember Popular Spa Man Tommy Brosnan

Gala Ball Fundraiser Will Remember Popular Spa Man Tommy Brosnan

February 10, 2015 at 11:25 am Comments are Disabled

A HUGELY popular Spa man will be remembered this April at a special event to raise funds for the Irish Motor Neurone Disease Association (IMNDA). The Primrose Black Tie Gala Ball in aid of IMNDA and in memory of Tommy Brosnan, was launched on Saturday at a photo call in Ballygarry House Hotel. The Gala […]

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Kerry ETB Training Centre Hosts National Skills Competition

February 10, 2015 at 11:21 am Comments are Disabled

The ‘Beauty Therapy’ department of Kerry’s ETB training centre will play host to the ‘National Skills Competition for Beauty Therapy’ tomorrow. And two of the participants selected to compete in the competition are from Kerry – Shauna O’Shea, from Tralee and Bernadette Casey from Castlecove. The annual Ireland Skills Competition is […]

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Den Braves The Elements And Shaves Head For Charity

Den Braves The Elements And Shaves Head For Charity

February 9, 2015 at 12:48 pm Comments are Disabled

  WHILE most people right now are looking for extra layers to put onto our heads, there’s one man in town who’s gone and done the opposite! Denis ‘Den’ McCarthy, originally from Tipperary, but now living in Ballyrickard,  bravely took the decision to have his head fully shaved for ‘Today […]

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Eoghain Sheehy, Jamie Lowham, David Culloty, Kieran O'Donovan and Neil Cannon at the Na Gaeil GAA Celebration Night at The Meadowlands Hotel on Saturday. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Na Gaeil GAA Club Celebrates In The Meadowlands

February 9, 2015 at 11:08 am 1 comment

OVER 150 members of Na Gaeil GAA gathered to celebrate a great year for the Oakpark club at the Meadowlands Hotel on Saturday night. This year the annual social was billed as a celebration night, as they have a lot to celebrate according to Club PRO, Theresa Kelliher. “We have […]

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PHOTOS: #Tralee On Social Media This Week

PHOTOS: #Tralee On Social Media This Week

February 8, 2015 at 11:36 am Comments are Disabled

Every week we compile the best of photos posted on Twitter and Instagram. Here’s what you’ve been snapping in and around Tralee during the week… Early morning frost was a familiar site this week, Richard Dwyer, was up with the lark to get this shot on Wednesday morning Amanda Heraty, […]

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At The Omniplex: ‘The Interview’ Doesn’t Go Well

At The Omniplex: ‘The Interview’ Doesn’t Go Well

February 8, 2015 at 11:17 am Comments are Disabled

‘The Interview’ By John Lyons Seth Rogen’s newest comedy venture made worldwide headlines last December when North Korea officially condemned the film, declaring it to be an “act of war”. In the weeks to follow, an unknown source hacked Sony Pictures. There were implications of a terrorist attack, the film was […]

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At the Mercy Mounthawk Parents Council Table Quiz, were from left: John Ferguson, Kitty O'Connell, Maureen Harris, Anne Ferguson. Photo by Gavin O'Connor.

PHOTOS: Great Turnout For Mercy Mounthawk Parents Council Table Quiz

February 7, 2015 at 10:25 am Comments are Disabled

THE Mercy Mounthawk Parents Council hosted a table quiz on Thursday night in the Brogue Inn as a fundraiser for many initiatives. The main fundraiser at the moment is the building extension which broke ground in December and approximately €250,000 needs to be raised for the work. “Considering how tough […]

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Kerry Comes To Global Attention With National Geographic Cover

Kerry Comes To Global Attention With National Geographic Cover

February 6, 2015 at 3:21 pm 1 comment

  KERRY has once again come to global attention after featuring in an 11-page spread in the  February/March 2015 issue of the of ‘National Geographic Traveler’. As one of the most recognizable magazines worldwide, it is another big win for Kerry tourism to have ‘Ross Castle’ in Killarney featured as the cover […]

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Tralee Native Hopes To Become ‘Mum In A Million’ With TV3 Competition

Tralee Native Hopes To Become ‘Mum In A Million’ With TV3 Competition

February 6, 2015 at 11:12 am 5 comments

A TRALEE native has been chosen as one of the finalists in TV3’s ‘Mum In A Million’ competition, with a prize of a trip to Italy up for grabs. Helen Hempenstall (nee Walsh) is originally from Derrylea, Oakpark here in town, but is now based in Newcastle, Co. Wicklow. Having been […]

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Presentation Secondary School Celebrates ‘Love Literature Week’

Presentation Secondary School Celebrates ‘Love Literature Week’

February 6, 2015 at 10:15 am Comments are Disabled

  THE annual ‘Love Literature’ week began in Presentation Secondary Tralee on Monday  and it’s proved to be an exciting week for all those involved. The event, which is hosted by the schools transition year students with the help of their teachers Ms. Joanna O’ Flynn and Ms. Norma Foley, is always […]

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