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Elizabeth Hayes, Clodagh Byrne and Alannah McElligott with 'Donal's Mountain' author, Fionnbar Walsh at Eason's on Monday afternoon. Photo by Dermot Crean

Fionnbar Walsh Book Signing At Eason’s

May 5, 2014 at 1:32 pm 0 comments

THERE was a steady stream of customers lining up at Eason’s in town on Monday afternoon for a book signing by Fionnbar Walsh. The author was there to sign copies of ‘Donal’s Mountain’ which tells the story of his son Donal, the inspirational teenager who came to national attention last March with […]

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Little Liam Dies From Battens Disease

Little Liam Dies From Battens Disease

May 4, 2014 at 11:25 am 0 comments

YOUNG Liam Heffernan, who had been battling Batten’s Disease, has died. He was just five years old. His father Tony tweeted the news earlier yesterday morning. “#LittleLiamo has grown angelwings and joined sister Saoirse in heaven #RIP son #SuperHero No More #BattenDisease” Liam, from Castlemaine, suffered from the rare Battens […]

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Profile: The Rise And Rise Of Toireasa

Profile: The Rise And Rise Of Toireasa

May 4, 2014 at 10:22 am 0 comments

By Dermot Crean IT’S hard to imagine being a political veteran at the age of 34, but looking at her record, it’s a description that could be applied to  Toireasa Ferris. A county councillor since 2003, the daughter of the Sinn Fein Deputy, Martin Ferris, has been a mainstay there […]

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Anti-suicide campaigner, Donal Walsh, who died last May.

Huge Drop In South Kerry Suicides Since Donal’s Interview

May 3, 2014 at 10:28 am 0 comments

By Dermot Crean THERE have been four reported suicides in south Kerry since Donal Walsh came to national prominence in March 2013, down from 28 on the previous 12 months. The figures came from South Kerry Coroner, Terence Casey, who told Donal’s father, Fionnbar, when he met him in Killarney on Thursday. […]

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Left to right: Damian Morrisson Jackie Ruttledge Lian McCarthy Lorraine O'Halloran. Photo Gavin O'Connor

Video: Cyclists Celebrate Donal Walsh At CBS

May 3, 2014 at 9:58 am 0 comments

By Dermot Crean OVER 300 cyclists rolled into CBS The Green on Friday afternoon for the Donal Walsh Memorial leg of the nationwide Cycle Against Suicide. The students and staff of CBS were joined by Labour Deputy AJ Spring, local councillors, well-wishers, and students representing other schools from the town, […]

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Fintan Ryan Manager of Tralee Credit Union presenting member Kathleen Twomey from Kilflynn, the keys to her new Citroen C4.  Also in the photo,  Daughters Helen and Dorothy and Jimmy O’Sullivan from Billy Naughton Ltd.

Euromillions/New Car Double For Kathleen

May 2, 2014 at 3:05 pm 0 comments

TRALEE Credit Union member, Kathleen Twomey, won’t forget last Friday (April 25) in a hurry. Not only did she win €100 in the Euromillions that night, but she also was informed she was the owner of a brand new Citroen C4.    The win came thanks to the Tralee Credit […]

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Seven Tralee Culinary ‘Institutions’

Seven Tralee Culinary ‘Institutions’

May 2, 2014 at 8:37 am 7 comments

If you were asked what foods you’d associate with Tralee (past or present) what would you pick?  Dermot Crean makes his choices 1. Barry’s Pan Loaf – Aah, the smell of the fresh bread. Aah, the combination of the hard crust and the fluffy dough. Aah, the way you’d actually eat the […]

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Profile: Graham Spring Tees Off For His First Election

Profile: Graham Spring Tees Off For His First Election

May 2, 2014 at 7:23 am 0 comments

THE machine keeps on going. Another election, another new Spring on the ticket for Labour. It’s a name synonymous with Kerry (and national) politics and Graham Spring says he is determined to give his all to try to emulate the achievements of his grandfather Dan, uncle Dick, aunt Maeve and brother […]

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‘Pensioner’ Kingdom County Fair Never Gets Old

‘Pensioner’ Kingdom County Fair Never Gets Old

May 1, 2014 at 3:27 pm 0 comments

THE Kingdom County Fair turns the pension age this year as huge crowds are expected to flood into Ballybeggan Race Course on Sunday, May 11. The 65th Fair, which is the second biggest in Munster, will have bundles of things on offer for what is seen as a great family […]

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Kerry Cumann Na mBan To Be Celebrated At Library

Kerry Cumann Na mBan To Be Celebrated At Library

May 1, 2014 at 1:01 pm 0 comments

TRALEE Library will host a lecture titled ‘Cumann na mBan in Kerry 1914 – 1923’ on Thursday, May 15 at 7.30 pm to commemorate the centenary of its foundation. Neglected by the history books, the stories of the heroic women of Cumann na mBan remained quietly within families who cherished their […]

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Sinn Fein Deputy Martin Ferris.

Ferris: Adams Arrest Was “Politically Motivated”

May 1, 2014 at 11:49 am 0 comments

SINN Fein North Kerry Deputy, Martin Ferris, said the arrest of Gerry Adams last night, to answer questions in relation to the disappearance and murder of Jean McConville,  was “politically motivated”. The Ardfert politician was speaking on Radio Kerry’s ‘Kerry Today’ programme on Thursday morning. “This was politically motivated, the intent is […]

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Tralee Central Hotel

€1m Price Tag On Tralee Hotel

May 1, 2014 at 9:16 am 0 comments

THE Tralee Central Hotel in Maine Street has come on the market with a guide price of €1m. The hotel, formerly known as the Abbey Gate, was run by the Carlton Hotel group from 2013 and rebranded as the Tralee Central Hotel. It closed its doors in January of this […]

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Tralee Sailing Club Splashing Out This Weekend

Tralee Sailing Club Splashing Out This Weekend

April 30, 2014 at 1:50 pm 0 comments

TRALEE Sailing Club will be opening its doors this Sunday afternoon May 4 for free. The promotion called ‘Sail Spraoi, Sail Free’ is hoping to attract newcomers to the sport of sailing. Sailing boats will be rigged up and powerboats, kayaks and coastal rowing boats will be ready to take you […]

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All-Ireland Title For Churchill Team

All-Ireland Title For Churchill Team

April 30, 2014 at 1:19 pm 0 comments

IT’S been a fantastic weekend for Churchill as their quiz team brought home an All-Ireland title. The Churchill GAA Scor Quiz team travelled to G.M.I.T centre in Castlebar in Mayo for the finals. This was only the second time the club contested the All-Ireland, the first being in 1971. The team […]

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Late, Late Date For Singles Event?

Late, Late Date For Singles Event?

April 30, 2014 at 1:10 pm 0 comments

IF you’re single and have been told to take a hike by the opposite sex, then you probably should do that on Saturday, May 10. Sarah Benner and Rachel Boyle from Tralee are organising a novel way for young men and women to meet each other and there’s been a […]

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Tadhg McGillicuddy, Assistant Hotel Manager, and Rimantas Romaska, Bar Manager, accepting the award for Best Customer Service at the Restaurant Association of Ireland awards held in Limerick on Tuesday night.

Great Service Books Brooks Another Award

April 30, 2014 at 11:19 am 0 comments

BROOKS restaurant at Ballygarry House Hotel have added another accolade to their list having scooped the Best Customer Service award at the Restaurant Association of Ireland awards for the second year in a row. Tadhg McGillicuddy, Hotel Assistant Manager, praised his team for their customer focused attitude and love of the service […]

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Review: Mark’s Debut Book Is ‘Just’ Right

Review: Mark’s Debut Book Is ‘Just’ Right

April 29, 2014 at 2:26 pm 1 comment

IT’S easy to be cynical when another cookbook comes on the market. After all, the bookshops are flooded with them – all promising to turn you into a domestic God or Goddess overnight. But ‘Just Cooking’ is not just another cookbook. It’s written by Mark Doe,  who runs the ‘Just […]

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Norma Foley at her home in Staughton's Row.

Profile: Politics A Way Of Life For Norma

April 29, 2014 at 1:29 pm 0 comments

“In politics, you make your place or you take your place. You don’t expect special treatment because of your gender or ability. You fight your corner.” By Dermot Crean “POLITICS is in his/her blood” is a trite description some observers bandy about when talking about various political candidates. But in the case of […]

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The Tralee Business Built From Lego

The Tralee Business Built From Lego

April 29, 2014 at 1:12 pm 1 comment

By Gavin O’Connor TUCKED INTO  an innocuous corner of a Tralee estate is a house you wouldn’t give a second glance to, but behind its walls you’ll find it rammed full of an eclectic mix of expensive collectibles. Stuffed into every corner there are such items as 19th century watercolours, […]

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Vision Board Workshop

April 29, 2014 at 7:40 am 0 comments

ON Saturday, May 3, artist and Integrated Energy Therapist Tricia O’Connor is running a Vision Board Workshop from 12.30-2.30pm in Collis Sandes House, Oakpark,. A visionboard is made from magazine clippings and is a creative tool used, to help you clarify, concentrate and maintain focus on a specific life goal. The […]

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TCA: ‘Candidates Must Back Local Business’

TCA: ‘Candidates Must Back Local Business’

April 28, 2014 at 9:19 pm 0 comments

LOCAL election candidates have been sent a strong message from Tralee Chamber Alliance to commit to backing policies that support their local businesses. A detailed manifesto containing a number of key measures that need to be addressed by the politicians who will be elected to Kerry County Council, could lead […]

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Sarah Corridon, Caroline Corridon and Eileen Stack, Ballyheigue at the Ladies Luncheon and Fashion Afternoon in aid of the Recovery Haven at Ballyroe Heights Hotel on Sunday afternoon. Photo by Dermot Crean

Feast Of Fashion At Ladies Lunch

April 28, 2014 at 8:02 pm 0 comments

SUPER-STYLISH ladies from all over the county came to Ballyroe Heights Hotel on Sunday for the Ladies Luncheon and Fashion Show in aid of the Recovery Haven. The event was organised by Margaret Brick of Connexions Marketing, in support of Recovery Haven Cancer Support House in Tralee and was hosted by Orlagh Winters. […]

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‘Time For The Music’ At Siamsa

‘Time For The Music’ At Siamsa

April 28, 2014 at 1:44 pm 0 comments

By Gavin O’Connor HUNDREDS of music lovers enjoyed the best of entertainment from young performers at the weekend when Oliver Hurley’s School of Musical Theatre staged ‘Time For The Music’ in Siamsa Tire. The production was months in the making and featured children of all ages. There were three shows […]

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43 Bags Of Litter Collected At Beaches

43 Bags Of Litter Collected At Beaches

April 28, 2014 at 1:27 pm 0 comments

DESPITE the bad weather on Saturday, volunteers came together on three of Kerry’s beaches to join in on the ‘Beach Blitz’ and help clean up Banna Beach, Maherabeg Cut and Blennerville. A fantastic effort was made by all those who braved the elements. A total of 24 people turned up and […]

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Sport: Kieran Donaghy Out With Suspected Dislocated Shoulder

Sport: Kieran Donaghy Out With Suspected Dislocated Shoulder

April 28, 2014 at 11:30 am 0 comments

Kieran Donaghy could spend extended time on the sideline due to a suspected dislocated shoulder injury sustained during Austin Stacks first round Championship match against Milltown/Castlemaine yesterday. The player was admitted to Tralee General hospital where he underwent a scan, the results of which should be known today. This is yet […]

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Mary O'Donnell

Mary O’Donnell: Our Love Affair With Fake Tan

April 28, 2014 at 8:43 am 1 comment

Herbs & Roses Olivia Wall and myself were invited to judges the Best Dressed Lady at the Herbs and Roses launch of the Elemis Brand at the Fels Point Hotel last Thursday. Given the number of beautifully turned out ladies it was a very tough decision. However Marguerite Trant was […]

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Profile: Jim’s Journey In Public Life

Profile: Jim’s Journey In Public Life

April 27, 2014 at 11:24 am 0 comments

“Politics is a personal journey, you either believe in something or you don’t. You’re in a party but you make certain personal decisions. If I lost that approach I would leave politics without hesitation.” By Dermot Crean LOOK around Tralee and chances are you’ll see a bit of Jim Finucane in […]

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Some of the cast in character for Tim Landers Stage School's production of 'Hairspray' at Presentation Primary School on Saturday night. Photo by Dermot Crean

‘Hairspray’ Fun At Presentation

April 27, 2014 at 11:22 am 0 comments

PRESENTATION Primary School got the Tim Landers treatment on Saturday with his school’s production of Hairspray. “It was a fantastic day and both shows, the afternoon and evening, were great. It was the best show I directed and I’ll be bringing it back again,” said Tim after the evening show. […]

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Munching At Manor With A Taste Of Tralee

Munching At Manor With A Taste Of Tralee

April 26, 2014 at 3:58 pm 0 comments

By Dermot Crean SHOPPERS got a taste of what the finest food artisans in Kerry have to offer on Saturday, at the Taste of Tralee Food Fair at the Manor West Retail Park. Stalls were set up in the main hallway near Tesco where breads, crepes, jams and much more more […]

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Munster Fan Gets The Chop For The Toulon Game

Munster Fan Gets The Chop For The Toulon Game

April 26, 2014 at 8:26 am 0 comments

By Gavin O’Connor MUNSTER-MAD Declan Smith is willing to go one step further for his team. He sported a bright red Mohawk hairstyle for Munster’s Heineken Cup Semi-Final trip to Marseilles to face Toulon in the South of France. The former Louth native, now of Ashgrove, Tralee, said the overall process took three […]

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