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Little Alayia O'Mahony at the Tralee Nun Challenge in the Town Park on Saturday evening. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Hundreds Show Up But It’s Not Enough For Nun Record

June 16, 2019 at 11:45 am 0 comments

A VALIANT effort! The weather played ball, but it just wasn’t enough to attract the masses to the Town Park on Saturday for the Tralee Nun Challenge. Organised by Tralee Rowing Club — with part of the proceeds going to Pieta House — the aim was to beat the Guinness […]

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PHOTOS: #Tralee On Social Media This Week

PHOTOS: #Tralee On Social Media This Week

June 16, 2019 at 11:41 am 0 comments

Every week we compile photos posted on Twitter and Instagram of Tralee and beyond. If you’d like a photo to feature, just tag #Tralee and we’ll see it… It was that kind of day yesterday… This Sister will pray for you, pick you up and drop you home; all at […]

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Members of Tralee Lions Club with the representatives of the charities which benefitted from the recent Golf Classic. Photo by Dermot Crean

Tralee Lions Club Distributes €52k After Its 45th Annual Golf Classic

June 16, 2019 at 11:40 am 0 comments

TRALEE Lions Club President Sean Cooke extended his gratitude to all who contributed to the club’s extremely successful golf classic which raised a record breaking €52k. All the funds were distributed to representatives of 15 local charities at the Meadowlands Hotel on Friday evening. The beneficiaries included, Eagle Lodge, Fenit […]

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Aaron McLarnon (Toymaker), Mike Lynch (Caractacus Potts) David Lynch (Jeremy Potts), Janna Foley (Truly Scrumptious), Fiona O'Connor (Jemima Potts) and Padraig Harrington (The Childcatcher) at rehearsals for Chitty Chitty Bang Bang at Siamsa Tíre on Monday night. Photo by Dermot Crean

Tralee Musical Society Picked Up An Award Last Night

June 16, 2019 at 11:20 am 0 comments

THE Association of Irish Musical Societies (AIMS) awards took place last night at the INEC in Killarney and Tralee Musical Society picked up an award. Tralee MS was being nominated in four categories — Best Programme for “The Wiz”, Best Technical “Chitty Chitty Bang Bang”, Best Stage Management – Des Hurley “Chitty Chitty […]

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Niall Myers with Cody at Féile na mBláth on Saturday afternoon. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Huge Crowds For Féile Na mBláth…And It Continues Today

June 16, 2019 at 11:05 am 0 comments

IT was fantastic to see the huge crowds in the Town Park on Saturday for the Féile na mBláth. The forecast was for occasional showers, but it stayed dry all day and the sun even made an appearance the odd time which made for a lovely atmosphere all day. The […]

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Get Set For An 80s Night To Remember At The Dome

June 15, 2019 at 11:05 am 0 comments

LAST year, hundreds of party people converged on The Dome on the Saturday night of the Festival for the sold out Oktoberfest night. While some were dressed in lederhosen and traditional German garb, they were veritable hipsters compared to what you can expect this year in the Dome on the […]

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Kerry Rose Sally Ann Leahy and David Clifford at the Kerry GAA Night of Champions on Friday at Kingdom Greyhound Stadium. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Fans Meet Kerry GAA Heroes At Night Of Champions

June 15, 2019 at 11:01 am 0 comments

THE sun shone down on Kingdom Greyhound Stadium on Friday night as hundreds enjoyed the Kerry GAA Night of Champions  on Friday. The Kerry football stars were out in force and happily posed with fans for photos and signed autographs while the young ones also enjoyed a bouncy castle and […]

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Ultan Dillane showing his support for the challenge.

The Day Has Arrived For The Tralee Nun Challenge

June 15, 2019 at 10:59 am 0 comments

THE day has arrived and everyone is encouraged to get down to the Town Park this evening for the Tralee Nun Challenge in the Town Park. The event, organised by the Tralee Rowing Club in conjunction with Pieta House, is looking for at least 1,500 nuns to turn up at […]

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Bring The Family Down To Féile Na mBláth This Weekend

Bring The Family Down To Féile Na mBláth This Weekend

June 15, 2019 at 10:55 am 0 comments

IT’S the weekend and Féile na mBláth is here once again. With flower displays, dog shows, street theatre, family entertainment and much more, the organisers of the festival in Tralee Town Park are all set for two days of fun. The forecast is for showers, but not sustained periods of rain, […]

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Know Your Rights: Bringing A Dog Or Cat Into Ireland

June 15, 2019 at 10:54 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: I am moving back to Ireland after several years in Germany. Am I allowed to bring my dog and cat home with me? Answer: Strict controls are in place for […]

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Cllrs Pa Daly and Toireasa Ferris.

Sinn Féin Councillors Call For More Frequent Tralee Municipal District Meetings

June 14, 2019 at 4:05 pm 0 comments

THE two Sinn Féin councillors in the Tralee Municipal District have called for monthly, rather than bimonthly, meetings of the Tralee MD. Cllr Pa Daly made the request at the first meeting of the newly elected Tralee Municipal District councillors on Friday and this was supported by his party colleague, Cllr […]

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Part Of Ring Of Kerry Road To Close Temporarily For Emergency Repairs

Part Of Ring Of Kerry Road To Close Temporarily For Emergency Repairs

June 14, 2019 at 3:31 pm 0 comments

IF you’re thinking go heading off on the Ring of Kerry towards the end of the month, then you better be aware that the N71 road between Torc Waterfall and the carpark for Dinis Cottage, will be closed to all traffic from Monday, June 24 to Friday, July 5. The […]

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Mayor To Meet Dunnes Management Within Weeks About Vacant Town Centre Premises

Mayor To Meet Dunnes Management Within Weeks About Vacant Town Centre Premises

June 14, 2019 at 1:06 pm 0 comments

TRALEE’S new Mayor, Cllr Jim Finucane, is to meet with Dunnes Stores management within weeks to make a proposal in relation to the vacant premises in Bridge Street. Mayor Finucane told fellow councillors at the meeting of Tralee Municipal District on Friday, that he has initiated contact with Dunnes Stores […]

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Summer Stars Reading Programme Begins Again At Tralee Library

Summer Stars Reading Programme Begins Again At Tralee Library

June 14, 2019 at 12:14 pm 0 comments

THE Summer Stars Reading Adventure begins in your local library on this Saturday, June 15. Each year Kerry Library runs free summer reading programmes for primary school children to promote literacy development during the holidays and to encourage readers and not so regular readers to engage with books. Each child […]

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Mayor of Tralee Cllr Jim Finucane. Photo by Dermot Crean

Cllr Jim Finucane Is The New Mayor Of Tralee

June 14, 2019 at 12:01 pm 0 comments

FINE Gael councillor, Jim Finucane was elected as the new town Mayor of Tralee this morning at the first meeting of Tralee Municipal District since the local elections in May. Cllr Finucane was proposed for the position by Labour Cllr Terry O’Brien and seconded by Fianna Fáil Cllr Norma Foley. Similarly, […]

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Emer and Ken Tobin of Yummy Cafe celebrated the businesses sixth birthday this month. Photo by Dermot Crean

Sponsored: The Joy Of Six For One Of Tralee’s Favourite Family Restaurants

June 14, 2019 at 9:11 am 0 comments

SIX years. It might not seem that long ago, but it’s hard to remember a time when Yummy Cafe wasn’t serving up great food on Dominick Street, such is the place it holds in the hearts of many people in Tralee. Emer and Ken Tobin opened the doors to the […]

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Billy Ryle with MC for the evening Kerry O'Shea and former editor of The Kerryman Declan Malone who launched Billy's book, 'Christian Brotherly Love' at Tralee Library on Thursday evening. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Billy’s Book Launched At Tralee Library

June 14, 2019 at 9:10 am 0 comments

THERE was a large turnout for the launch of a new book by a local author in Tralee Library on Wednesday night. Launched by former editor of The Kerryman, Declan Malone, Billy Ryle’s new novel ‘Christian Brotherly Love’ is a fictional novel set in the 1950’s and 1960’s and is the […]

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Participants pictured at last year's Born To Run 40 Mile Ultra Marathon and Relay. Photo by James Loveridge

Local School To Benefit From Born To Run Club’s 40 Mile Ultra Marathon

June 14, 2019 at 9:09 am 0 comments

“KEEP on running” by The Spencer Davis Group might be a fitting soundtrack for a special event taking place in Tralee on Saturday, July 27. On that date, for the fifth year in a row, Born To Run Tralee Marathon Club will host its 40 mile ultra marathon and relay. […]

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Over 50 Women With Kerry Addresses Travelled To Britain For Abortions Last Year

Over 50 Women With Kerry Addresses Travelled To Britain For Abortions Last Year

June 14, 2019 at 9:05 am 0 comments

STATISTICS published on Thursday by the UK Department of Health show that 52 women giving Kerry addresses travelled to have an abortion in England or Wales in 2018. This is up from 50 in 2017 and 49 in 2016. The figures show that the number of women giving Irish addresses who […]

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Family Fun Day At Kelliher’s Rathass To Raise Funds For Down Syndrome Ireland

Family Fun Day At Kelliher’s Rathass To Raise Funds For Down Syndrome Ireland

June 13, 2019 at 3:16 pm 0 comments

KELLIHER’S Mace shop in Rathass will host a HB Ice Cream Funday in aid of Down Syndrome Ireland on this Friday afternoon between 2pm and 6pm. It coincides with the official unveiling of their new look shop. There’ll be face-painting, a magician, a balloon modeller, a DJ, food tastings and […]

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Brothers Hoping For A Big Turnout Tomorrow For Clean-Up At Tralee Bay/Canal

June 13, 2019 at 12:46 pm 0 comments

THREE young siblings will be joined by the public, members of the business community and new Kerry Rose Sally Ann Leahy tomorrow (Friday) for the next Tralee Bay Clean up. Nine year old twins Evan and Alex and their 12 year-old brother Dylan Nealon from Lixnaw have been spearheading a campaign […]

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Daniel Jokubaitis,

Tralee Warriors Sign Former Killorglin Star Player

June 13, 2019 at 11:26 am 0 comments

THE new Men’s Superleague season won’t be long coming around and the champions are getting ready. Garvey’s Tralee Warriors have signed Daniel Jokubaitis, the Killorglin star player Daniel Jokubaitis for the 2019/2020 season. The 25 year old Lithuanian signed for the Warriors this week and will provide additional depth to […]

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WATCH: Tralee Club’s Video Need Views In X-Hale Video Competition

WATCH: Tralee Club’s Video Need Views In X-Hale Video Competition

June 13, 2019 at 11:06 am 0 comments

A TRALEE Óg-Ógras Club is among three Kerry entries needing your views in this year’s Irish Cancer Society X-Hale Competition. Club Óg-Ógras Thrá Lí have submitted ‘Moladh an Dochtúra’ (Doctor’s Orders) in the competition designed to highlight the dangers associated with smoking. Other Kerry Óg-Ógras Clubs, which promote the use […]

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Mary Harris, Sean Harris, Mike McDonnell, Martina McDonnell and Fiona Kirby at the 'Arrival Of Summer' celebration at Kirby's Brogue Inn on Wednesday night. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Celebrating The Arrival Of Summer Tourism At Kirby’s Brogue Inn

June 13, 2019 at 8:39 am 0 comments

AS they have done for the past number of years, Fiona and Kevin from Kirby’s Brogue Inn  invited people involved in the tourism industry in Tralee, to an ‘Arrival Of Summer’ celebration on Wednesday night. The hosts laid on a wonderful spread of food and music came from the young […]

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Free Seminar On Day Place In Tralee Library

June 12, 2019 at 12:24 pm 0 comments

A FREE seminar on Day Place in Tralee will take place next Tuesday, June 18 at Tralee Library between 10am and 1pm. Day Place is Tralee’s earliest Georgian terrace, built by Justice Robert Day at the turn of the nineteenth century. It was the first time in the town’s history […]

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VAT Increase And Employment Costs The Main Issues Facing Tralee Hospitality Industry

VAT Increase And Employment Costs The Main Issues Facing Tralee Hospitality Industry

June 12, 2019 at 9:33 am 0 comments

THE increased VAT rate is having a major negative impact on hotels and restaurants in Tralee according to the results of surveys commissioned by Tralee Chamber Alliance. The hospitality sector in Tralee is now calling for greater action to sustain the industry over the coming 12 months. Ken Tobin of Tralee […]

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Pedestrianized Tralee in the 80's

PHOTOS: Local Photographer Compiles A Boxset Of His Books For Father’s Day

June 12, 2019 at 9:19 am 0 comments

IF you’re still searching for a Father’s Day gift, then a well-known Tralee photographer John Cleary has an ideal solution. He has gathered his three books of press photos and stories, covering his decades a photographer for The Kerryman, into a boxset for the cut price of €49. ‘Through The […]

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WATCH: Kerry School Makes Final Of RSA Competition, But They Need Your Vote

WATCH: Kerry School Makes Final Of RSA Competition, But They Need Your Vote

June 12, 2019 at 9:15 am 0 comments

A CASTLEISLAND school has made the final five of the Road Safety Association’s Safe Cross Code Dance Competition 2019. The nationwide competition drew a large amount of entries, but now that the pupils in Murie Gan Smal NS made the shortlist, they really need your vote to help them win […]

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Ardfert NS pupils join Declan Dowling of Kingdom Greyhound Stadium in launching the school's fundraising 'Night At The Dogs'. Photo by Dermot Crean

Final Preparations In Place For Ardfert NS Fundraiser This Saturday

June 12, 2019 at 9:14 am 0 comments

IT’S just days to go and all at Ardfert National School are hoping its ‘Night At The Dogs’ fundraiser will be a great success this Saturday, June 15. There will be 10 races on the night including a novelty children’s relay race.  Face-painting will add to the colour of the […]

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Kerry Airport

Over €2.2m In Funding Announced For Kerry Airport

June 11, 2019 at 4:56 pm 0 comments

KERRY Fine Gael TD and Minister of State for Tourism and Sport, Brendan Griffin, has announced major funding of €2,208,911 for Kerry Airport towards improvement works, safety and security. The amount is almost €1 million of an increase on the 2018 figure. This Government funding from the Department of Transport, Tourism and […]

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