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WATCH: Rockies Will Love This Clip Celebrating Austin Stacks Centenary

WATCH: Rockies Will Love This Clip Celebrating Austin Stacks Centenary

February 22, 2017 at 7:52 pm 0 comments

AS everyone knows by this stage, 2017 is a very special one for Austin Stacks GAA Club. The most famous club in Kerry has an illustrious history and a number of events are being held to celebrate the milestone, the latest of which is their sold-out Corporate Lunch this Friday […]

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Little Change In Fuel Prices Over Past Month At Town’s Filling Stations

February 22, 2017 at 4:43 pm 0 comments

THE price of petrol may have rose by as much as four cent per litre in many garages around town between December and January, but they have remained around the same price in the last six weeks. In our monthly check on the prices of petrol and diesel, it shows that […]

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Volunteers Marie and Merv preparing for the Coffee and Adoption Morning on Friday. Photo by Lisa O'Mahony.

Coffee And Adoption Morning at Sera Husky And Animal Rescue Tralee

February 22, 2017 at 3:11 pm 0 comments

SERA Husky and Animal Rescue are holding a coffee and adoption morning in their Charity Shop on Rock Street, this Saturday, February 25, at 12 noon. This event will raise funds for the Rescue Charity, and hopefully home a number of animals currently up for adoption. The dogs will be present […]

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Beachcombing And Clean Up This Saturday At Derrymore Beach

Beachcombing And Clean Up This Saturday At Derrymore Beach

February 22, 2017 at 1:10 pm 0 comments

A BEACH clean-up has been organised by Clean Coasts and Irish Wildlife Trust at Derrymore Strand on Saturday February 24, at 10.oo am. The Beach Clean event promises to help keep one of the most beautiful spots in Tralee Bay pristine for everyone. As well as cleaning up the inevitable […]

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It’s Going To Get A Bit Windy Tonight

It’s Going To Get A Bit Windy Tonight

February 22, 2017 at 12:38 pm 0 comments

WHILE Wales and northern England braces itself for Storm Doris, it looks like we won’t escape either… although to a much lesser scale. The deepening Atlantic low pressure system is forecast to track across Ireland and Britain Wednesday night and Thursday. Met Eireann issued a Status Yellow weather advisory for the country […]

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Carmel Kelly, Acting Principal and the management team of KCFE Joe Kelly, Mary Murphy and Joanne Roche pictured in advance of Thursdays Open Day.

Open Day To Showcase Courses At Kerry College Of Further Education

February 22, 2017 at 10:43 am 0 comments

KERRY College of Further Education (KCFE) is looking forward to holding an open day next week where they can showcase all the facilities they can offer. KCFE at Clash offers the most comprehensive suite of full-time further education courses in the county providing school leavers and adult learners with so much […]

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WATCH: Here’s A Different Way Of Looking At Ballyseedy Woods

WATCH: Here’s A Different Way Of Looking At Ballyseedy Woods

February 22, 2017 at 10:31 am 0 comments

EVERYONE knows Ballyseedy Woods is a great place to get some fresh air and admire the surroundings. However, in this clip (below) they couldn’t look any less like the lovely woods where you take the family for a Sunday stroll. The footage, accompanied by eerie music, gives the area a gothic feel which wouldn’t […]

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Participants at the start of the Kerry's Eye Tralee International Marathon from the Aqua Dome on Saturday morning. Photo by Dermot Crean

Organisers Encourage More People To Sign Up For Tralee Marathon Races

February 22, 2017 at 10:15 am 0 comments

THE annual Tralee Internation Marathon is coming close and organisers are hoping as many people sign up to the races as possible with less than a month to go. The race will take place on Saturday, March 18, (St Patrick’s weekend) in Tralee with the race  due to start at 9.30 from […]

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Irish Independent columnist, Billy Keane, receiving a CIE Tours International Merit Visit Award for John B. Keane’s Pub, Kerry from Elizabeth Crabill, Chief Executive Officer, CIE Tours International, at CIE Tours International’s 27th Annual Awards of Excellence, Dublin City Hall, 20th February, 2017

PHOTOS: Kerry Hotels And Pubs Honoured At CIE Awards Of Excellence

February 21, 2017 at 1:14 pm 0 comments

KERRY hotels and pubs took home awards yesterday at a reception in Dublin City Hall on for the 27th CIE Tours International Awards for Excellence. Thirteen overall category winners from around the country were chosen according to customer feedback with a total of 99 winners including hotels, entertainment venues and tourist […]

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Kerry Households To Be Asked To Take Part In National Travel Survey

Kerry Households To Be Asked To Take Part In National Travel Survey

February 21, 2017 at 12:33 pm 0 comments

HUNDREDS of Kerry households will be asked to take part in the National Household Travel Survey 2017 over the coming weeks. The National Transport Authority (NTA) has announced the start of their survey which will collect information on travel patterns of the Irish public, targeting over 6000 households from all over Ireland. The […]

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Table Quizzes To Decide Who Will Be The ‘Brains Of Kerry’

Table Quizzes To Decide Who Will Be The ‘Brains Of Kerry’

February 21, 2017 at 11:25 am 0 comments

A NEW table quiz, billed as the ‘Brains of Kerry’ takes place over the coming fortnight. The regional semi-finals with take place at seven different venues across Kerry, including in Tralee, on Thursday, February, 23. The Brandon Hotel will host the Tralee heat at 8.30pm with the same questions asked at each quiz by […]

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Up To 20 Jobs Created As New Lidl Opens This Thursday

Up To 20 Jobs Created As New Lidl Opens This Thursday

February 21, 2017 at 11:07 am 0 comments

UP to 20 new jobs will be created this week when the new Lidl supermarket opens at its Edward Street site this Thursday. The building is complete and they’re stocking the store at the old Heiton Buckley site, with the finishing touches to some landscaping and paving work taking place before the opening. Their second store in […]

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Council Holds Civic Reception For Members Of The Defence Forces

Council Holds Civic Reception For Members Of The Defence Forces

February 21, 2017 at 10:20 am 0 comments

KERRY County Council held a Civic Reception to honour members of the Defence Forces for their contribution to United Nations peacekeeping, on Monday. Members of the permanent Defence Forces and the reserve Defence Forces were welcomed in the council chambers for the occasion, by proposer of the Civic Reception, Councillor Jim […]

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Hundreds Of Schoolchildren Working On Their Entrepreneurial Skills

Hundreds Of Schoolchildren Working On Their Entrepreneurial Skills

February 20, 2017 at 3:44 pm 0 comments

PRIMARY school children throughout Kerry are busy building businesses and learning skills for the future as the Junior Entrepreneur Programme has returned. Twenty six primary schools through Kerry – with many in the Tralee area – and 602 students have signed up to this year’s programme. The free 12 – 16 […]

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Gardaí Investigate Three Break-ins In Tralee Area On Friday

February 20, 2017 at 3:19 pm 0 comments

GARDAI are investigating three break-ins in the Tralee area on Friday, two of which took place at creches/childcare facilities.   They are looking for help with a break-in at the creche at the North Campus of IT Tralee in the early hours of Friday morning. The incident took place between […]

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Gardaí Ask For Public’s Help After Man Assaulted In Town Centre

Gardaí Ask For Public’s Help After Man Assaulted In Town Centre

February 20, 2017 at 2:53 pm 0 comments

GARDAI are investigating an assault that took place in Tralee town centre last week. A young man was assaulted in Bridge Street in the early hours of Monday morning, February 13, on his way home from a night out. The victim suffered significant injuries in the unprovoked attack by more than one […]

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John Drummey, President of Tralee Chamber Alliance, Joan O'Reagan, Tidy Towns and Tralee Chamber Alliance, Deirdre Enright, Craftmakers, and Kieran Ruttledge, Tralee Chamber Alliance at the Launch of the Business Awards. Photo by Lisa O'Mahony.

New Awards To Recognise Businesspeople Who Make A Positive Impact On Tralee

February 20, 2017 at 12:12 pm 0 comments

TRALEE Chamber Alliance has launched a new monthly award for people who have made a positive impact to Tralee through their business and working lives. Each recipient will have contributed to the economic and community development of the town over the course of their careers. The President of Tralee Chamber […]

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Four Kerry Restaurants Make Prestigious Top 100 In Ireland List

Four Kerry Restaurants Make Prestigious Top 100 In Ireland List

February 20, 2017 at 11:34 am 0 comments

THE annual famed list of restaurants from John and Sally McKenna has just been revealed for 2017 and features four Kerry businesses. The list, which was first compiled in 1992, is eagerly awaited by those in the trade and is a huge endorsement for restaurants who make the 100. The […]

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Recruitment Drive For Mentors Underway At KDYS

Recruitment Drive For Mentors Underway At KDYS

February 19, 2017 at 11:11 am 0 comments

KDYS have started recruiting for their new Mentor Project Volunteer Programme, which encourages people to make a difference in a young person’s life. They are looking for people who can spare 2-3 hours per week to dedicate to the mentoring programme. The recruitment drive is focused on finding positive role […]

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DIGITAL SAFETY FIRST: We all have a digital life and Trend Micro – a global leader in security software with EMEA headquarters in Cork – wants students from across Ireland to tell their digital story. The global security software firm launched their 2017 digital safety competition – “What’s Your Story?” in advance of Safer Internet Day. 

Pictured at the launch in their EMEA HQ Cork was Ryan Manley from Scoil Naomh Michael, Upper Glanmire.

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Trend Micro Is Looking For Students’ Digital Story

February 19, 2017 at 11:11 am 0 comments

TREND Micro, a security software with EMEA headquarters in Cork, is looking for Tralee and Kerry students to tell their digital story. The 2017 ‘What’s your story’ video competition which awards  €8,000 in cash prizes, wants students and schools to get creative and share their online experiences using the theme ‘If […]

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The Gift Box campaign is coming to Manor West.

Kerry Volunteers Sought For Manor West Event To Highlight Human Trafficking

February 19, 2017 at 11:10 am 0 comments

THE Kerry Diocesan Justice, Peace & Creation Committee is currently looking for volunteers for the GIFT Box Campaign which will come to Manor West Retail Park from 10am to 7pm on March 21/22. The campaign is a unique way to raise awareness about human trafficking and gather knowledge on the issue. The large […]

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Shannon McInerney (ProPlan Property Management) Catriona Kennedy, Rose McGrath and Marcella Daly (Kingdom Crash Repairs) contestants in the Kerins O'Rahillys GAA Club 'Strictly Come Dancing' event. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Meet The Contestants In The Kerins O’Rahillys GAA ‘Strictly Come Dancing’

February 18, 2017 at 11:05 am 0 comments

THE Brandon Hotel won’t know what hit it! The blue side of town is set to converge on the hotel next month, as 12 couples will take to the floor for the inaugural Kerins O’Rahillys GAA ‘Strictly Come Dancing’ event. Past players, Kerry GAA legends and entrepreneurs are among the contestants […]

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Tralee Credit Union held its Annual General Meeting at the Rose Hotel Tralee on the 12.12.16 . Pictured at the AGM were 
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Credit Union Opens Applications For Lauri Healy Community Fund

February 18, 2017 at 10:03 am 0 comments

TRALEE Credit Union is inviting applications from community projects for funding from a special fund named after a founding member of the union in town. At Tralee Credit Union’s AGM in December, the Board of Directors announced the approval of a fund of €260,000 to be shared with the community over the […]

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Know Your Rights: Advice On The Minimum Wage

Know Your Rights: Advice On The Minimum Wage

February 18, 2017 at 10:02 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 heard that the minimum wage has increased to €9.25 an hour. My employer says that this only applies to adults and that, as I am under 18, […]

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PHOTOS/VIDEO: #Livelife Film Awards Another Resounding Success

PHOTOS/VIDEO: #Livelife Film Awards Another Resounding Success

February 17, 2017 at 3:54 pm 0 comments

OVER 700 people attended the third annual Live Life Film Awards, held in the Brandon Hotel on Thursday, February 17. The theme for the event was ‘Make Every Second Count’ and Tralee entrants were among the prizewinners in the three categories. The film competition is held in memory of Donal Walsh […]

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At the talk hosted by the Kerry Archaeological and Historical Society at Tralee Library on Tuesday night were County Librarian Tommy O'Connor, Marie O'Sullivan, Richard Hilliard, Kathleen Browne and Gerard Lyne. Photo by Dermot Crean

Kerry Archaeological And Historical Society Marks Golden Jubilee With Seminar

February 17, 2017 at 1:24 pm 0 comments

THE Kerry Archaeological and Historical Society hosted a seminar to mark the Golden Jubilee of its foundation at Kerry Library on Tuesday, February 14. The very well-attended seminar was chaired by Gerard Lyne, historian and former Keeper of Antiquities at the National Library of Ireland. The four speakers that participated […]

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December 1973 find Tralee boys outside Baily's corner Tralee, where the pressure of water blew the manhole cover skyhigh during the flood, result of the heavy rain can be seen on the photograph due to the rain drops on the lens. LtoR. John McMahon, Jimmy Stack, Dan Healy, and Billy Brosnan.

PHOTOS: More Great Images Of The Past Captured In ‘Through The Lens’

February 17, 2017 at 12:44 pm 0 comments

Well-known photographer John Cleary’s book, ‘Through The Lens’, is a treasure trove of memories for the people of Tralee and Kerry. Over the past couple of weeks we’ve brought you images from the book – which covers events from the 1970s – where you might see some familiar faces. Here’s […]

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Take The Step To Professional Photography With Kerry ETB Course

Take The Step To Professional Photography With Kerry ETB Course

February 17, 2017 at 12:11 pm 1 comment

IF you think you have what it takes to move from photo enthusiast to paid professional photographer, a new course based in Tralee might be the perfect place to start. In today’s world, where every smartphone packs a high quality camera, understanding the basics of photography has never been more […]

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PHOTOS: Barry Loses His Locks As Gaelcholáiste Students Hold Fashion Show

PHOTOS: Barry Loses His Locks As Gaelcholáiste Students Hold Fashion Show

February 17, 2017 at 11:35 am 0 comments

TRANSITION year students of Gaelchoáiste Chiarraí held a fashion show on Wednesday night at the Rose Hotel at 7.30pm, but it also saw a student lose his hair for a great cause. The students walked down the runway in everything from sports wear to Debs dresses and spot prizes were also raffled off […]

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Great Guests Lined Up For Free Talkshow Event In Benners

Great Guests Lined Up For Free Talkshow Event In Benners

February 17, 2017 at 10:34 am 0 comments

STUCK for something different to do tonight? Well, a new live chat-show event is to take place in Tralee tonight and features a diverse line-up from the world of sport, acting and comedy. And admission is free! Kerry GAA manager Eamonn Fitzmaurice will join Kerry comedian Bernard Casey and actors Daragh O’Malley and Maeve […]

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