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Launching the walk in memory of Jamie Wrenn and Mike Dean were Maureen O'Brien, Marisa Reidy, Mary Lynch and Marian Barnes. Photo by Dermot Crean

Support The Final Jamie Wrenn/Mike Deane Memorial Walk For Recovery Haven

July 20, 2018 at 10:17 am 0 comments

PEOPLE are invited to take part in a special event tomorrow for the final time. The organisers of the Jamie Wrenn/Mike Deane Memorial walk are calling on people to hit the road this Saturday morning at 10am from the Aquadome in aid of the Recovery Haven cancer support facility. This […]

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How Tralee VTOS Helped Trina Rebuild A Career

How Tralee VTOS Helped Trina Rebuild A Career

July 20, 2018 at 10:15 am 0 comments

Former Tralee VTOS student Trina Houlihan explains the effect doing a course has had on her life… I left school after my inter cert and started working.  After 27 years I took voluntary redundancy and I wanted to improve my skills and employability opportunities. VTOS was the perfect choice and […]

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Two Popular Music Acts Are Coming To Ballyheigue

July 19, 2018 at 8:30 pm 0 comments

FIRST the Summer Festival, then the ‘Sandstorm’ event last weekend and now two very popular music acts are coming — it’s all happening in Ballyheigue this summer. The town is preparing to welcome two very different artists in the last weekend of July as The Riptide Movement and Tommy Fleming […]

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The green area by the Lock Gates.

Residents Concerned Over Drug Dealing At Lock Gates Area

July 19, 2018 at 6:39 pm 0 comments

CONCERNED residents in the Lohercannan/Whitehall area of Tralee met with public representatives this afternoon about drug dealing in one of the most beautiful parts of the town. Deputy Michael Healy Rae and Cllr Sam Locke met with a number of residents who told them there has been heightened activity over […]

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Fiona McSweeney from Killarney  winner of the style stakes at the Dawn Milk Ladies Day in Killarney on Thursday 19th of July, 2018. The Best Dressed Lady won a trip for two to the capital of style Paris and a specially commissioned vase and Michael Dorgan from Cork won the Dawn Milk Best Gent Competition.
 Best Dressed Gent won a Trip to Milan for two and a specially commissioned crystal decanter.
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Fiona Deemed The Most Stylish At Ladies Day In Killarney

July 19, 2018 at 5:23 pm 0 comments

THE weather gods smiled on Killarney this afternoon as the picturesque course hosted another Dawn Milk Ladies Day. Women from all over the country dressed to impress on a day when more people were watching the style off the course than the racing. Celebrity couple Una Healy and Ben Foden […]

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Andrew Ong outside his Tamarind Restaurant on Matt Talbot Road.

SPONSORED: A Taste Of Asia At Tamarind Restaurant In Tralee

July 19, 2018 at 4:25 pm 0 comments

IF you like your Asian food, then chances are you’ve already sampled the best that Tralee has to offer in Tamarind Restaurant. The business on Matt Talbot Road has been dishing up tantalising Malaysian, Thai and  Chinese specialities for 13 years since Andrew Ong and his family came to town. […]

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Lotto Ticket Bought In Kerry Nets Nearly €48,000

Lotto Ticket Bought In Kerry Nets Nearly €48,000

July 19, 2018 at 4:17 pm 0 comments

SOMEONE who bought their Lotto ticket in Kerry for last night’s draw is €47,928 today. The lucky player with had a Lotto Match 5 plus Bonus winner and won the cash after buying their ticket at Supervalu in in Railway Road, Kenmare. The winning Lotto draw numbers were: 2, 8, 25, 33, 39, […]

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Chamber Proposes New Signage, Branding And Merchandising Ideas

Chamber Proposes New Signage, Branding And Merchandising Ideas

July 18, 2018 at 3:53 pm 0 comments

TRALEE Chamber Alliance is looking at new ways to promote the town with a number of ideas in merchandising, branding and road signage. Paul Ruane, who led the marketing team in designing the new Tralee brand, outlined these ideas at the launch at Siamsa Tíre yesterday. Shops will be supplied […]

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Launching the upcoming vintage run were in front, Timmy Connor, David O'Mahony, Paul Horan, and Mike Horan. At back; George Glover, Joan Glover, Tadhg O'Leary, Mike Moloney and Tony Hehir. Photo by Dermot Crean

Local Classic Car Club Set For Fundraiser In Aid Of Down Syndrome Kerry

July 18, 2018 at 9:54 am 0 comments

THE Kingdom Veteran Vintage & Classic Car Club is preparing for their annual Ballymac Vintage Car and Honda 50 Run. Taking place on Friday, July 27 at 7pm from O’Riada’s Bar, the event this year will benefit Down Syndrome Kerry. Members gathered at O’Riada’s on Monday evening to launch the […]

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Edward Dowling of Parkway Construction with Ger Carmody and Dermot Crowley of Churchill Pearse Brothers GAA Club at the site of the new dressing rooms complex. Photo by Dermot Crean

Churchill GAA Launches Fundraising Initiative To Finish New Dressing Room Complex

July 18, 2018 at 9:54 am 0 comments

CHURCHILL GAA have launched a fundraising drive to raise €150,000 to finish the dressing-rooms development at their grounds. In 2013 the club invested €250,000 in their new playing pitch which is rated among the most scenic in the country. They are now in the process of building their new dressing […]

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WATCH: Tralee Looks Amazing In This New Promotional Video

WATCH: Tralee Looks Amazing In This New Promotional Video

July 17, 2018 at 3:29 pm 0 comments

THE new Tralee brand was launched on Tuesday afternoon and with it, a new promotional video for the town commissioned by Tralee Chamber Alliance. It features some fantastic aerial shots of the canal, town park and other attractions and showcases all that is great about Tralee. Watch it below…

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Tralee Chamber Alliance's Managing Consultant, Ken Tobin.

100 New Jobs For Tralee Town Centre To Be Announced In Coming Weeks

July 17, 2018 at 3:21 pm 0 comments

TRALEE Chamber Alliance has engaged with a company which will create around 100 jobs in the town centre over the next 12 months. The Chamber’s Managing Consultant, Ken Tobin, told businesspeople gathered in Siamsa Tire for the launch of the new Tralee brand on Tuesday, that a full announcement and […]

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Tralee Businesses And Community Needs To Buy-In To Chamber’s Plans Says Dick Spring

Tralee Businesses And Community Needs To Buy-In To Chamber’s Plans Says Dick Spring

July 17, 2018 at 2:29 pm 0 comments

DICK Spring has encouraged the people and business community of Tralee to buy in to Tralee Chamber Alliance’s plans for the future of the town, at the launch of the new Tralee brand at Siamsa Tire this afternoon. The former Tánaiste was announced as the Business Development Ambassador for Kerry’s […]

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Janet Boyle, Robert McGovern, Rebecca McGovern, Sheridan McGovern, Oliver McGovern, Sharon Healy and Sean McGovern at the Alan McGovern Memorial UHK Soccer Tournament at Tralee Dynamos pitch on Saturday. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Alan Remembered By UHK Staff With Memorial Soccer Tournament

July 17, 2018 at 10:57 am 0 comments

STAFF from University Hospital Kerry gathered at Tralee Dynamos pitch on Saturday for a day to remember a much-loved colleague. Alan McGovern was just 52 when he passed away in July 2017 and it was decided to hold a soccer tournament and family fun day in his memory. Eight men’s […]

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Gardaí Discover Cannabis Grow House And Seize €31,500 Of Drugs In Castleisland

Gardaí Discover Cannabis Grow House And Seize €31,500 Of Drugs In Castleisland

July 17, 2018 at 10:08 am 0 comments

GARDAI have arrested a man in his 40s and seized approximately €25,500 worth of suspected cannabis plants and €6,000 worth of various other drugs following the discovery of a grow house in Cahereen Heights, Castleisland on Monday. At approximately 5:30pm, Gardaí from the Tralee District Drugs Unit carried out a […]

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Pictured today, Mon 16th July at the launch of the new, user friendly Kerry Tourism Brochure by the Tourism Unit of Kerry County Council are from left Joan McCarthy, Head of Tourism, Kerry County Council, Cllr Norma Foley, Cathaoirleach, Kerry County Council, John Edwards, Wild Water Adventures, Fiona Monaghan, Head of Product Development, Fáilte Ireland and Moira Murrell, Chief Execeutive, Kerry County Council. Pic: Pauline Dennigan. No fee for repro.

New Brochure Of Kerry’s Wide Range Of Tourism Attractions Launched

July 16, 2018 at 4:34 pm 0 comments

A NEW, comprehensive and user-friendly brochure highlighting the wide and diverse range of activities and attractions on offer to locals and visitors in the county has been published by the Tourism Unit of Kerry County Council. The 170-page brochure was launched at County Buildings today by the Cathaoirleach of Kerry […]

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Gardaí Investigate Incidents Of Assault And Burglary In Tralee

Gardaí Investigate Incidents Of Assault And Burglary In Tralee

July 16, 2018 at 4:00 pm 0 comments

GARDAI are investigating after a man was assaulted with a crutch in the town centre. The incident took place in the Square/Abbeycourt area in the past number of days and was posted on social media. Gardaí have seen footage of the incident and are looking to speak to the people […]

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Council Publishes Masterplan For Island Of Geese Site

Council Publishes Masterplan For Island Of Geese Site

July 16, 2018 at 3:51 pm 0 comments

KERRY County Council has published the draft masterplan for the development of Tralee Town Centre West and the Island of Geese site in the town. The draft plan, completed by Reddy Architecture and Urbanism provides an overarching design concept and architectural framework for the development of the area which includes […]

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Ciara Hurley, Colin McCarthy, Holly O'Byrne, Samantha Murphy, Cilla Beer and Katie O'Keeffe at the start of 'Sandstorm' on Ballyheigue beach on Saturday. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Tackling The ‘Sandstorm’ In Ballyheigue

July 16, 2018 at 2:02 pm 0 comments

THE weather played ball on Saturday as many fit participants took the Spin Southwest ‘Sandstorm’ challenge. It was pretty windy and the sun didn’t appear that much, but the participants had great fun at the Fanta-sponsored event on Ballyheigue beach. The 5k course was full of challenging obstacles including a […]

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Kirby’s Brogue Inn Shortlisted For Carvery Pub Of The Year

Kirby’s Brogue Inn Shortlisted For Carvery Pub Of The Year

July 16, 2018 at 12:43 pm 0 comments

KIRBY’S Brogue Inn has been shortlisted in the annual Knorr Great Carvery Pub of the Year competition. The Rock Street hostelry is one of three pubs shortlisted for the Munster final of the competition with the winner going forward to Great Carvery Pub of the Year National Final. The Brogue […]

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PHOTOS: More From The Colour Dash For Crumlin Hospital (Part 2)

July 15, 2018 at 1:57 pm 0 comments

IT was certainly a bright morning at Tralee Bay Wetlands as participants took to the road for the Colour Dash for Crumlin Children’s Hospital. Around 300 people took part and they were covered in paint dust by the finish of the 5k course. We brought you some images earlier (click […]

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PHOTOS: Explosions Of Colour At Fundraising Fun Run (Part 1)

July 15, 2018 at 1:17 pm 0 comments

THERE’LL be washing machines working overtime today after around 300 people got pasted with coloured paint at a wonderful fundraiser this morning from Tralee Bay Wetlands. This was the second Colour Dash for Crumlin Children’s Hospital organised by Micheál Dillon of Kinetic Health And Fitness. He said he was delighted with […]

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Amber and Jacinta Hobbert at the Friends of University Hospital Kerry fundraiser at Kingdom Greyhound Stadium on Friday night. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: A Fun Night For A Great Cause As Friends Of UHK Go To The Dogs

July 14, 2018 at 10:59 am 0 comments

THE crowds turned out once again at the Kingdom Greyhound Stadium as the Friends of University Hospital Kerry held their annual fundraising night at the dogs. Over €70,000 was raised at the event in 2017 enabling the hospital to buy vital equipment and it’s hoped the thousands raised last night […]

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Maureen O'Brien of Recovery Haven with Eileen Whelan of Paco Tralee and Mary Lynch of the Jamie Wrenn/Mike Dean Memorial Walk at Paco on Friday morning. Photo by Dermot Crean

Paco Raises Hundreds For Recovery Haven With Fashion/Coffee Morning

July 14, 2018 at 10:58 am 0 comments

A FUNDRAISER in a town centre boutique raised around €370 for Recovery Haven yesterday in a great morning of fashion and fun. Paco held another one of their great coffee/fashion mornings on Friday and not only did they raise cash for Recovery Haven, but also raised awareness of the upcoming annual […]

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Liam Horan, Tom Foley and Marilyn O'Shea of the Born To Run Club with the shield and medals from the 40 Mile Ultra Marathon. Photo by Dermot Crean

Born To Run Club Prepares For 40 Mile Ultra Marathon

July 14, 2018 at 10:58 am 0 comments

THE Born To Run Marathon Club in Tralee is gearing up for a major event at the end of the month with their 40 Mile Ultra Marathon. This is the fourth year of the event where runners of all levels can mix, in a fun filled welcoming atmosphere and the good […]

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Know Your Rights: What You Can Do About Noisy Neighbours

July 14, 2018 at 10:57 am 0 comments

Know Your Rights has been compiled by Kerry Citizens Information Service which provides a free and confidential service to the public… Question: Our neighbours often have noisy parties that keep us awake at night. We don’t really want to call the Gardaí – what else can we do? Answer: Noise nuisance can […]

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PHOTOS: Irish Names Added To Buildings On Milk Market Lane

July 13, 2018 at 2:16 pm 1 comment

IF you’ve been down Milk Market Lane in the past couple of weeks, you may have noticed some nice new additions to the walls. While the murals have really brightened up the area since they were painted in March, the old Irish names of the people who lived in the […]

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New Tralee Brand To Be Launched Next Week

New Tralee Brand To Be Launched Next Week

July 13, 2018 at 10:34 am 0 comments

TRALEE Chamber Alliance will officially launch the new Tralee brand next week, part of a plan to attract business and tourism to the town. It will be launched by former Tanaiste, Dick Spring in Siamsa Tire Theatre Tralee on Tuesday. The event will outline plans for job creation and attracting […]

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Anna Cahill.

Anna To Fly The Flag For Kerry At Miss Universe Ireland

July 12, 2018 at 5:00 pm Comments are Disabled

A KERRY model has been selected as a finalist in the Miss Universe Ireland Pageant Anna Cahill (21) from Rossbeigh, will go forward to the contest which takes place on Thursday, August 2 at the Mansion House, Dublin. “I am thrilled to be a finalist in Miss Universe Ireland and represent my […]

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Ferris Writes To UHK Management About Waiting Times At Hospital

Ferris Writes To UHK Management About Waiting Times At Hospital

July 12, 2018 at 2:51 pm Comments are Disabled

KERRY Sinn Féin TD Martin Ferris has written to University Hospital Kerry Management and the HSE about current waiting times at A&E at the Hospital. Speaking today, Deputy Ferris said; “Having been contacted by a number of patients and their families who had the misfortune to have had to present to […]

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