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Photos: Gaelcholáiste’s New TY Group Takes A Hike

Photos: Gaelcholáiste’s New TY Group Takes A Hike

September 6, 2014 at 9:25 am Comments are Disabled

By Aoife De Bhailís (Transition year student) LAST Thursday, Gaelcholáiste’s newly formed transition year, as well as our teachers, Iníon Ní Dheargáin and Iníon Ní Laocha, decided to start the year by taking a venture into the wild and heading off to Killarney to hike over Torc Mountain. Bright-eyed and […]

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Maria Charms The Nation On ‘The Late Late’

Maria Charms The Nation On ‘The Late Late’

September 5, 2014 at 10:31 pm Comments are Disabled

MARIA Walsh said the judges and committee had no idea that she was gay before she was crowned Rose of Tralee. She was speaking on RTE’s ‘The Late Late Show’ on Friday night. The 27 year old was asked about everything from coming out to her love of Mayo football. She […]

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Tralee Writers Make Long List In Prestigious Competition

Tralee Writers Make Long List In Prestigious Competition

September 5, 2014 at 11:42 am Comments are Disabled

A TRALEE pharmacist and a teacher in Presentation Milltown have made the long list in the new writer category of the annual  creative writing competition, Over The Edge. Anne O’Neill, owner of O’Neill’s Pharmacy, Abbey Court, and Victoria Kennefick who is originally from Cork, but now living in town, have made the […]

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FETAC Level 4 graduates, front from left; Kevin Griffin, Eddie Riordan, Declan Looney, Louis Begley, Sarah Raymond and Fidelma Thornton. Back from left; Imelda Cooke Daly, Noreen Ashe, Tim Slattery, Margaret Russell, Thomas Walsh, Linda O'Brien, Libby Enright and Tom Reidy, at the VTOS annual awards ceremony on Thursday evening. Photo by Dermot Crean

Photos: Celebration Night For VTOS Students And Staff

September 5, 2014 at 9:55 am Comments are Disabled

  OVER 20 students received their qualifications  at the annual VTOS awards ceremony at the centre in Clash on Thursday night. “Tonight is all about the VTOS programme and celebrating the achievements of the students here who got their results during the summer,” said Sharon Browne, Adult Education Officer at the Kerry […]

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Bed For The All-Ireland? You Better Have Friends Up There!

Bed For The All-Ireland? You Better Have Friends Up There!

September 5, 2014 at 9:53 am Comments are Disabled

THE scramble for All-Ireland final tickets is in full swing, but if you’re planning on staying in the capital that weekend, you better have already booked! As of this Friday morning, the only bed available in the city centre on the Saturday night is a double in the Maldron Hotel, Smithfield for the […]

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Dog Owners Urged To Microchip Their Pets

Dog Owners Urged To Microchip Their Pets

September 5, 2014 at 9:41 am Comments are Disabled

TRALEE dog owners are being urged to ‘Chip It Check It’ as part of a nationwide ‘National Chipping Month’ campaign during September. The initiative highlights the benefits of microchipping pets and  reminds pet owners to make sure that telephone numbers and contact details are up to date and correctly registered […]

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Anthony O’Gara: “It’s Time To Correct Some Misconceptions About The Rose…”

Anthony O’Gara: “It’s Time To Correct Some Misconceptions About The Rose…”

September 4, 2014 at 4:58 pm 4 comments

The following is the full open letter from the Chief Executive of the Rose of Tralee International Festival, Anthony O’Gara addressing unfair criticism of the Festival… “It’s time to correct some misconceptions about the Rose of Tralee International Festival that are foisted on the unsuspecting public annually by some zealous, angry, if perhaps, […]

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Rose Of Tralee Boss Hits Out At ‘Misguided’ Critics

Rose Of Tralee Boss Hits Out At ‘Misguided’ Critics

September 4, 2014 at 4:57 pm Comments are Disabled

THE Chief Executive of the Rose of Tralee International Festival has hit out at critics of the event in a strongly worded open letter. Anthony O’Gara defended the festival and the Roses from what he sees as “zealous, angry, if perhaps, misguided social commentators” and said our festival is “by a […]

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We’ve Passed 4,000 Facebook Likes And Record Figures For August!

We’ve Passed 4,000 Facebook Likes And Record Figures For August!

September 4, 2014 at 12:45 pm 1 comment

WE just passed 4,000 likes for our Facebook page, so thanks to all of you for choosing to keep up with the happenings around town on TraleeToday.ie. With 222,000 pageviews during the month of August, from 24,000 unique users (figures from Google Analytics), we had our best month yet! To date we’ve had 690,000 […]

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Kerry County Council buildings in Rathass.

Tralee Municipal District Meeting: News In Brief

September 4, 2014 at 10:56 am Comments are Disabled

BRIEF news from the monthly Tralee Municipal District meeting at Kerry County Council buildings on Monday. • THE contract to replace lead water pipes in St Brendan’s Park is to be awarded in the next two weeks. At the Tralee Municipal District meeting, councillors heard the tendering process by Irish Water is […]

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Photos: First Day Runs Smoothly At Caherleaheen and Fenit Schools

Photos: First Day Runs Smoothly At Caherleaheen and Fenit Schools

September 4, 2014 at 9:21 am Comments are Disabled

IT was all smooth sailing in Fenit and Caherleaheen national schools as pupils started their schooldays in the past week. “We have ten junior infants this year, there were no tears from them on Thursday and there have been no been no tears since,” said St Brendan’s Fenit, school principal, Aisling […]

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Outgoing Tralee Lions Club President Mark Boyle congratulate incoming President Michael Higgins on his appointment. Photo by Dermot Crean

Chain Of Office Presented To New President Of Tralee Lions Club

September 4, 2014 at 9:20 am Comments are Disabled

THE new President of Tralee Lions Club, Michael Higgins, officially received his chain of office this week from outgoing President Mark Boyle. Michael is an accountant with Ardfert Quarries and is originally from The Kerries, now living in Blennerville. A member of the Lions Club for the past three years, Michael lived […]

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Almost €2m Spent On Home Renovation Scheme In Kerry

Almost €2m Spent On Home Renovation Scheme In Kerry

September 4, 2014 at 9:19 am Comments are Disabled

ALMOST €2m has been spent in Kerry on 96 works carried out under the Home Renovation Scheme since its inception. The scheme, introduced in last year’s Budget, provides tax relief to homeowners who undertake renovation and improvement to their property, using tax compliant tradespeople. “In a great boost to the […]

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News In Brief: Baby Market And Migraine Support Group Events

News In Brief: Baby Market And Migraine Support Group Events

September 3, 2014 at 4:29 pm Comments are Disabled

• To highlight Migraine Action Week (September 1-7) the Migraine Association of Ireland (MAI) will hold an informal support group in the foyer of the Fels Point Hotel,  Tralee, on Thursday, September 4 at 7pm. The meeting will be chaired by Patrick Little, CEO of the Association and all are welcome. Mr Little will […]

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Winner Of London Kerry Person Of The Year Announced

Winner Of London Kerry Person Of The Year Announced

September 3, 2014 at 3:48 pm Comments are Disabled

THE  Kerry Association London has selected John Griffin as this year’s recipient of the prestigious Kerry Person of the Year award. Mr Griffin, whose father hails from Glenbeigh, was selected by the Kerry Association London’s Person of the Year sub-committee in recognition of his life time achievements and great support […]

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Cllr Proposes ‘Park Patrol’ To Ensure Safe Atmosphere At Playground

Cllr Proposes ‘Park Patrol’ To Ensure Safe Atmosphere At Playground

September 3, 2014 at 2:16 pm 1 comment

A FIANNA Fail councillor has proposed a type of ‘Park Patrol’ pilot scheme for the summer months because of problems in the Town Park playground. Cllr Norma Foley put forward a motion at the monthly meeting of the Tralee Municipal District on Monday, that measures be put in place to improve the children’s playground in […]

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Kerry will be without James O'Donoghue for the entire league campaign because of a shoulder injury. Photo by Dermot Crean.

Meet The Kerry GAA Heroes This Saturday At Open Day

September 3, 2014 at 10:43 am Comments are Disabled

IT’S been three years since we’ve had one, but big crowds will be expected in Killarney for the Pre-Final Kerry Supporters Open Day in Fitzgerald Stadium on this Saturday, September 6. The day is a chance for young and old to meet with the Kerry players, have their photo taken and get […]

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VIDEO: Pupils Give A Soaking To Holy Family Teachers

VIDEO: Pupils Give A Soaking To Holy Family Teachers

September 3, 2014 at 9:31 am Comments are Disabled

PUPILS at Holy Family National School got to soak their teachers on Tuesday when staff took the Ice Bucket Challenge – and now the gauntlet had been thrown down to three more schools! One lucky child from each senior class got the opportunity to dump a bucket of icy water over a teacher’s […]

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Parenting Expert For Public Seminar At IT Tralee

Parenting Expert For Public Seminar At IT Tralee

September 3, 2014 at 9:29 am Comments are Disabled

TRALEE IT will welcome the world-renowned parenting author, Steve Biddulph this month, as part of their ‘Parenting Our Children Art & Science’ seminars. Steve Biddulph is one of the world’s best known parenting authors. A psychologist for 25 years, he is now retired but continues to write and teach. His […]

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Rail Strike Off: Train Tickets For All-Ireland On Sale This Morning

Rail Strike Off: Train Tickets For All-Ireland On Sale This Morning

September 3, 2014 at 9:27 am Comments are Disabled

THE rail strike has been called at Iarnród Éireann meaning the chaos for Kerry fans on All-Ireland day has been averted. Rail tickets for Sunday, September 21, will now go on sale at 11am today (Wednesday) so if you’re planning on going up on the day by train make sure you […]

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Kerry Team To Banish The Blues For Green And Gold In All-Ireland Finals

Kerry Team To Banish The Blues For Green And Gold In All-Ireland Finals

September 2, 2014 at 2:30 pm Comments are Disabled

KERRY’S minors and seniors will revert back to their traditional green and gold colours  for the All-Ireland finals on September 21. It was thought that Kerry seniors might retain the blue jerseys they wore for the semi-final against Mayo because of Donegal’s similar colours, but a statement on the Kerry GAA […]

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Kerry County Council buildings in Rathass.

12 House Development In Mounthawk Gets Go-Ahead From Councillors

September 2, 2014 at 12:49 pm Comments are Disabled

PERMISSION has been granted to build a 12 house development at Mounthawk, Tralee. It was found the original plans materially contravened the objectives of the Tralee Town Development plan 2009-2015 so the councillors debated  amendments to the plan at the meeting of the Tralee Municipal District of Kerry County Council on Monday. […]

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Miss Laura O'Keeffe's junior infants class at CBS Clounalour on their first day at school on Monday. Photo by Dermot Crean

Photos: New Arrivals At CBS And Tralee Educate Together

September 2, 2014 at 11:14 am Comments are Disabled

MONDAY morning saw two schools reopen their doors with Tralee Educate Together welcoming six new arrivals, while down the road two classes of  juniors began their schooldays in CBS. “It all went very well this morning,” said junior and senior infants teacher, Gail Kelly at Tralee Eductate Together at Collis Sandes […]

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Chamber, Hotels And Council Combine To Give Roundabouts A €10k Makeover

Chamber, Hotels And Council Combine To Give Roundabouts A €10k Makeover

September 2, 2014 at 10:21 am Comments are Disabled

  THE roundabouts on the new bypass are getting a €10,000 makeover thanks to Tralee Chamber Alliance (TCA), Tralee Hoteliers Alliance (THA) and Kerry County Council. The groups have joined forces and invested heavily to transform the appearance of five roundabouts on the Tralee By-Pass. In-keeping with the overall long-term plan […]

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Denis and Donnacha Sayers and Paul and Siún Fitzgibbon, Tralee, at the City End Terrace in the Gaelic Grounds on Saturday. Photo by Dermot Crean

Photos: More Green And Gold Fans At Saturday’s Match

September 2, 2014 at 9:50 am Comments are Disabled

THOUSANDS of Kerry fans travelled to Limerick on Saturday for the Kerry V Mayo game and here are some more photos of them enjoying the atmosphere in the Ardhú bar near the Gaelic Grounds and on the terraces. (See previous fan pics here) Scroll down for photos…  

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Man Has €3k Of Belongings Stolen From Van While Doing Volunteer Work

Man Has €3k Of Belongings Stolen From Van While Doing Volunteer Work

September 1, 2014 at 4:59 pm Comments are Disabled

A VOLUNTEER with the Tralee Red Cross has had €3,000 worth of his belongings stolen from his van while doing work for the Red Cross. The theft took place from his vehicle which was parked outside the Red Cross building in Killerisk on Sunday sometime between 11.30am and 6pm, while […]

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Crime: Gardai Seek Help With Oakpark Burglaries

Crime: Gardai Seek Help With Oakpark Burglaries

September 1, 2014 at 4:48 pm Comments are Disabled

TWO burglaries took place in the Oakpark area last week and Gardai are asking the public for help in solving the crime. A number of windows were smashed in premises near Subway on the Oakpark Road in Sunday night August 25/Monday morning August 25. Nothing was taken but there was significant […]

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Aoife, Sean, Siobhan and Sarah Barrett at the start of the Na Gaeil GAA Club fundraising cycle on Saturday morning. Photo by Dermot Crean

Photos: Na Gaeil Faithful Get On Their Bikes For Fundraiser

September 1, 2014 at 7:50 am Comments are Disabled

ABOUT  160 cyclists set off for the annual Na Gaeil GAA club cycle on Saturday morning. The annual event is a major fundraiser for the club and there was a good turnout in the sunshine to see the riders off. There were two routes, the first of which took them from Na Gaeil out to […]

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Helen O'Sullivan, Siobhan O'Sullivan, Margo O'Sullivan and Eileen Riordan, Currow and Castleisland, in The Sin Bin, prior to Saturday's big match. Photo by Dermot Crean

Photos: Kerry Fans Invade Limerick For Semi-Final

September 1, 2014 at 7:48 am Comments are Disabled

THE green and gold hordes invaded Limerick on Saturday for the semi-final against Mayo. From very early on there was a good smattering of Kerry colours in the city centre while down on the quays in The Sin Bin hundreds of Kingdom fans enjoyed a drink before heading across the bridge […]

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Photos: Images From Kerry’s Epic Encounter With Mayo

Photos: Images From Kerry’s Epic Encounter With Mayo

August 31, 2014 at 4:01 pm Comments are Disabled

NOW that we’ve got out breath back after yesterday’s heartstopping Kerry V Mayo match, here’s some photos you might enjoy from the epic All-Ireland Semi-final in Limerick. And if you’re the young fella who took this great selfie with Man Of The Match, James O’Donoghue; great opportunism kid! • We’ll have more […]

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