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PHOTOS: Free Breakfasts Cause Queues And Heavy Traffic At McDonald’s

PHOTOS: Free Breakfasts Cause Queues And Heavy Traffic At McDonald’s

March 27, 2015 at 11:50 am Comments are Disabled

McDONALD’S in Tralee had a busy morning. They were just one of the branches handing out out 40,000 free ‘Egg McMuffins’ all around the country as part of ‘Free Breakfast Friday’. We can see from from the reaction on social media in tweets (below) posted by Spin South West, who were broadcasting […]

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Gooch Humours The Boys From The West By Posing With ‘Mayo 4 Sam’ Poster

Gooch Humours The Boys From The West By Posing With ‘Mayo 4 Sam’ Poster

March 26, 2015 at 4:45 pm Comments are Disabled

  KERRY GAA legend Colm Cooper showed he was game for a laugh by posing with a famous Mayo slogan today. The Gooch has broken Mayo hearts many times over the years (see video below) but he went some way to building bridges with the western county, by posing with the boys of St. […]

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PHOTOS: Wool You Believe It? Twins Begin Schooldays In Moyderwell

PHOTOS: Wool You Believe It? Twins Begin Schooldays In Moyderwell

March 26, 2015 at 11:29 am Comments are Disabled

PUPILS of Moyderwell Mercy Primary gave a huge welcome to two new ‘students’ who enrolled for the day at the school on Wednesday. Great excitement filled the school with the arrival of twin lambs who are just nine days old from teacher, Mr Denis Griffin’s family farm in Clahane. They began […]

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Hardy Bucks Boys Are Set For Ballyroe Gig

Hardy Bucks Boys Are Set For Ballyroe Gig

March 25, 2015 at 2:32 pm Comments are Disabled

  BUZZ, Salmon and The Viper of ‘Hardy Bucks’ fame will be appearing in The Ballyroe Hotel on Tuesday, March 31 for a night of laughs. Hardy Bucks Live, by AKE Promotions, promises to leave the crowd skitting. There’ll even be a chance to meet and greet the trio after. Hardy […]

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VIDEO: Tralee Musician Francie Conway And Billy Keane Urge ‘Yes’ Vote In Referendum

VIDEO: Tralee Musician Francie Conway And Billy Keane Urge ‘Yes’ Vote In Referendum

March 25, 2015 at 10:37 am Comments are Disabled

WRITER Billy Keane and Tralee’s own Francie Conway  have lent their voices and support to the Yes Vote campaign in the upcoming referendum on same-sex marriage on May 22 in a new video. The two men have recently uploaded a new video to YouTube in which they let their feelings known on […]

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Accepting their award for most artistic float from members of the St Patricks Day Parade committee were members of the Tralee Filipino Community, who were, from left:

Three Groups Honoured For Displays At This Year’s St Patrick’s Day Parade

March 25, 2015 at 10:30 am Comments are Disabled

THREE Tralee groups have been given  awards for their colourful exploits at this year’s St Patrick’s Day parade. The local associations that scooped an award each were, The Redeemed Church of Christ, Tralee Musical Society and the Tralee Filipino Community. All the awards were sponsored by Tralee Credit Union and […]

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Foodies To Flock To See Michelin Star Chefs In Action At Festival

Foodies To Flock To See Michelin Star Chefs In Action At Festival

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

EIGHT of Ireland’s finest Michelin Star and celebrity chefs will be cooking up a storm in the Food & Wine Magazine Village hosted by Norah Casey, at the inaugural boutique festival at Killarney House Demesne on June 27 and 28. Derry Clarke (L’Ecrivain, Dublin), Ross Lewis (Chapter One, Dublin) and JP McMahon (EatGalway Restaurant […]

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VIDEO: Two Men Get Medieval On Each Other At The Museum

VIDEO: Two Men Get Medieval On Each Other At The Museum

March 24, 2015 at 3:51 pm Comments are Disabled

IF you were driving from south Kerry yesterday, you may have passed a couple of gentlemen dressed in full medieval armoury, hitchhiking on the road. No, you weren’t hallucinating, it was two lads from Medieval Armoured Combat Ireland who are raising awareness of their efforts to head to Poland next month as part […]

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Tralee Makes ‘Top Ten’ Irish Destinations On TripAdvisor

Tralee Makes ‘Top Ten’ Irish Destinations On TripAdvisor

March 24, 2015 at 10:08 am Comments are Disabled

TRALEE has been named in TripAdvisor’s ‘Top Ten’ destinations to visit in Ireland according to the annual Travellers’ Choice Awards. Tralee came in at No.10 with both Killarney and Dingle making their way into the top three on the list. Killarney usurped Dublin to take the No.1 Irish destination with Dingle in […]

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VIDEO: Well-Known Camp Publican Features In New Ad For AIB

VIDEO: Well-Known Camp Publican Features In New Ad For AIB

March 23, 2015 at 2:57 pm 1 comment

  A CAMP publican is currently starring in a new TV advertisement as part of a campaign by AIB Bank. Mike O’Neill of The Railway Tavern is featured in the video, which can be watched below, talking about his love for the Volkswagen Beetle car model and how he has become […]

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Vicky O'Sullivan, Kaydon O'Sullivan, Joseph O'Connor, James O'Connor, Kinga Grunau, Elaine O'Connor at the Q14 gig in The Meadowlands Hotel on Friday. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Q14 Rock Crowd in The Meadowlands

March 23, 2015 at 12:16 pm Comments are Disabled

THE Tralee band behind the singles “Go Betty” and “Star Sign Boy” played a gig in The Meadowlands on Friday night. Q14 have been receiving a lot of airplay for their singles and they showcased more new material from their forthcoming debut album at the gig. Fans and family were […]

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New Nightclub To Open At Fabric Building

New Nightclub To Open At Fabric Building

March 23, 2015 at 10:32 am Comments are Disabled

IT’S coming back, apparently. Yes folks, a new nightclub is set to open at the old Fabric building on Godfrey Place, which will be good news for jobs and the club scene in town. Work is currently taking place at the building and they have advertised for bar staff (click here), but there is […]

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PHOTOS: #Tralee On Social Media This Week

PHOTOS: #Tralee On Social Media This Week

March 22, 2015 at 9:28 am Comments are Disabled

Every week we compile the best of photos posted on Twitter and Instagram about and around Tralee. Here’s what you’ve been snapping in and around Tralee during the week… What the hell does this cloud think it’s doing in sunny Banna? You get back now from where you came! This […]

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VIDEO: Meet The Stand-Ups At Tralee Comedy Night Next Month

VIDEO: Meet The Stand-Ups At Tralee Comedy Night Next Month

March 22, 2015 at 9:28 am Comments are Disabled

EARLIER this month, we told you about the upcoming Kerry Comedy Alternative Club night which takes place in The Abbey Inn on April 16 (click here for story). Now the girls at ‘Social Box TV’ have interviewed the man behind the night, Seamus Kelly (aka Frank Hicks) and some of the stand-ups who […]

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Character Created By Abbeydorney Man’s Company To Feature On Stamp

Character Created By Abbeydorney Man’s Company To Feature On Stamp

March 20, 2015 at 3:35 pm Comments are Disabled

  A CHARACTER created by a former Tralee CBS student’s company is featured as part of a four stamp set that has been released today by An Post. John Rice, originally from Abbeydorney, who is the CEO of Jam Media will have the character ‘Roy’ from his 2009 animation featured on […]

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PHOTOS: What If Barack Obama Really Did Come For The Rose Of Tralee Festival?

PHOTOS: What If Barack Obama Really Did Come For The Rose Of Tralee Festival?

March 20, 2015 at 12:45 pm Comments are Disabled

Our Rose Of Tralee, Maria Walsh, used her invitation to the White House on St Patrick’s Day as an opportunity to invite the US President to Tralee to the Festival. What if he took up the offer. Here’s a few suggestions for Mr Obama.. 1. The obvious first port of call… Barack Obama […]

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PHOTOS: Irish Air Corps Take Stunning Photos Of Kerry Coastline

PHOTOS: Irish Air Corps Take Stunning Photos Of Kerry Coastline

March 20, 2015 at 12:09 pm 2 comments

WE’VE brought you drone footage of our wonderful coastline in the last couple of weeks, but now our defence forces have come up with more great shots. We recently stumbled across some absolutely breathtaking photos that had been taken over the last year by the Irish Air Corps. The photos feature landmarks from […]

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PHOTOS: Tralee Reacts To ‘That’ Solar Eclipse On Social Media

PHOTOS: Tralee Reacts To ‘That’ Solar Eclipse On Social Media

March 20, 2015 at 11:40 am Comments are Disabled

WELL, that was a bit of an anti-climax. The much-anticipated ‘Solar Eclipse’ that had dominated the column inches of every newspaper, the airwaves and sent social media into a spin over the last week has come and gone in Tralee and was like a particularly dull spring morning. It was drizzly and the cloud […]

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The Wailing Wall: A Great Day, In A Great Town, With Great People

The Wailing Wall: A Great Day, In A Great Town, With Great People

March 20, 2015 at 10:47 am Comments are Disabled

Johnnie Wall, who helped organise the parade on Tuesday, reflects on a wonderful St Patrick’s Day in Tralee… Tralee was buzzing on March 17, the centrepiece of our celebrations was the St Patrick’s Day Parade and the surprisingly good weather (the luck of the Irish no doubt) added to the […]

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AUDIO: Linguistics Expert Travels Country Comparing Accents…Including Kerry’s

AUDIO: Linguistics Expert Travels Country Comparing Accents…Including Kerry’s

March 20, 2015 at 10:40 am Comments are Disabled

AFTER recently being called the ‘jewel in the Irish accent crown’ (click here), we’ve come across another accent-related story. In his quest to study the different accents and regional dialects of those in our fair country, one Raymond Hickey travelled around to all 32 counties and recorded people from both an urban […]

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Tralee Woman To Appear On ‘Don’t Tell The Bride’ Tonight

Tralee Woman To Appear On ‘Don’t Tell The Bride’ Tonight

March 19, 2015 at 2:27 pm Comments are Disabled

  A FORMER student of Presentation Secondary School will be seen entering into a civil partnership in a casino tonight on the hit RTÉ show ‘Don’t Tell The Bride’. The show, which will air at 9pm on RTE2, will feature Nora Dennehy, originally from Hawley Park, and her partner Katriona Hourihan who entered […]

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VIDEO/PHOTOS: Meet The Contestants In Miss Kerry 2015

VIDEO/PHOTOS: Meet The Contestants In Miss Kerry 2015

March 19, 2015 at 12:41 pm Comments are Disabled

TRALEE ladies are among the 25 participants in this year’s Miss Kerry contest which takes place next month. Kerry star James O’Donoghue will have a tough job as one of the judges in the Killarney Plaza Hotel on Saturday, April 4, where Radio Kerry’s Brendan Fuller will be the MC for […]

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VIDEO: ‘Social Box TV’ Asks People In Tralee What It Means To Be Irish

VIDEO: ‘Social Box TV’ Asks People In Tralee What It Means To Be Irish

March 19, 2015 at 11:14 am Comments are Disabled

THE good people over at ‘Social Box TV’ have uploaded another video to their YouTube channel, this time asking the people of Tralee the question ‘Why Are You Proud To Be Irish?’ While the rest of us were either watching the parade with the little ones, marching with our groups/organisations […]

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PHOTOS: #Tralee On Social Media – St Patrick’s Day Special

PHOTOS: #Tralee On Social Media – St Patrick’s Day Special

March 18, 2015 at 2:44 pm Comments are Disabled

  THE weather was perfect for a great St Patrick’s day in Tralee. Here is what people from were posting up on social media while celebrations were in full swing This little guy and his pooch went green for the day. If you’re going to do it, why not go […]

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PHOTOS: More Colour From The St Patrick’s Day Parade In Tralee

PHOTOS: More Colour From The St Patrick’s Day Parade In Tralee

March 18, 2015 at 2:40 pm 1 comment

THOUSANDS lined the streets to watch the parade yesterday where the theme was ‘Active Tralee’. Sports and fitness clubs were out in force for the event along with many other community groups. It was a fantastic day for it and we were there to capture the atmosphere (click here for […]

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Aaron Hutchinson and Michal Wagner of the KDYS Live Band Project

Live Band Project Provides Space For Teens To Grow Musically

March 18, 2015 at 10:49 am 1 comment

  DEEP in the heart of the KDYS building on Denny Street, behind a locked door, in what may very well once have been a broom cupboard is a cluttered room. It’s edges are lined with drums, gituars, keyboards, amps, mics, cables and boxes of precussion instruments. Behind a little […]

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VIDEO/PHOTOS: Thousands Enjoy St Patrick’s Day Parade In Glorious Sunshine

VIDEO/PHOTOS: Thousands Enjoy St Patrick’s Day Parade In Glorious Sunshine

March 17, 2015 at 4:54 pm Comments are Disabled

WELL it couldn’t have been a better day now, could it? Thousands of people turned out in the glorious sunshine in Tralee to watch the annual St Patrick’s Day parade in what many described as one of the biggest crowds ever for the March event. Starting just after noon, there […]

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At the Fashion Fusion launch at the Fels Point Hotel were, from left: Collate Nolan, Katrina Lucid, Ilene Whelan, Kristin McKenzie Vass, Orla  Diffily and John Lucid. Photo by Gavin O'Connor.

Fashion Night To Help Family Who Lost Everything In House Fire

March 17, 2015 at 10:42 am Comments are Disabled

A FASHION fundraiser will be held next month to help a family who lost their home in a fire near Ballyheigue in November. The Duggans from Kerry Head were out when a fire engulfed their home on November 28 leaving them with nothing. Now, a fundraising campaign is under way to get them back on […]

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Tralee Looks To London To Create Business Links

Tralee Looks To London To Create Business Links

March 17, 2015 at 10:40 am Comments are Disabled

TRALEE Chamber Alliance have teamed up with the Kerry Association of London and will co-host a business networking event here in town on Saturday, March 21. The aim of the event is to try and create more business links between the British capital and our own capital here in Kerry. The […]

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Beauty Of Cloghane And Brandon To Entice Walkers For Easter Festival

Beauty Of Cloghane And Brandon To Entice Walkers For Easter Festival

March 17, 2015 at 10:33 am Comments are Disabled

THIS Easter Bank Holiday weekend, the Cloghane Brandon Walking and Music Festival is sure to draw huge crowds. The festival, running from April 3rd – 6th will cater to all levels of walkers.  Those seeking a challenge will be treated to the stunning vistas of Más an Tiompáin and Mount Brandon, […]

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