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Fire Service In Appeal To Landowners After Busiest 24 Hours In Years

Fire Service In Appeal To Landowners After Busiest 24 Hours In Years

April 9, 2015 at 2:20 pm Comments are Disabled

  THE Kerry Fire and Rescue Service are appealing to land and commonage owners not engage in burning gorse after what they described as the busiest 24 hour period in recent years. Units of Kerry Fire and Rescue Service responded to 26 calls to wild-land fires (including gorse, bog, grass, […]

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VIDEO/PHOTOS: A First Look Inside Tralee’s Newest Hotel

VIDEO/PHOTOS: A First Look Inside Tralee’s Newest Hotel

April 9, 2015 at 1:35 pm 1 comment

TRALEE’S newest hotel opened its doors to the public today. The Ashe Hotel on Maine Street let us in for a look this morning and it’s mightily impressive. Formerly The Abbey Gate Hotel, the new business is creating up to 50 jobs in the town. On entering the doors, visitors are […]

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In the Town Park enjoying the great weather were, from left: Greg Byrne, Natalie Berales and Bobby Byrne. Photo by Gavin O'Connor.

PHOTOS: Sunny Delights In The Park, But The Fine Spell Could Be Over Soon

April 9, 2015 at 12:30 pm Comments are Disabled

THE glorious sunshine has made a very welcome return over the past week and many people have been out and about making the most of it. With temperatures wandering into the high teens we have been hit with an unseasonable mini-heatwave, but unfortunately dark clouds are predicted to come on the […]

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Portman Travel To Create 16 New Jobs In Tralee This Year

Portman Travel To Create 16 New Jobs In Tralee This Year

April 9, 2015 at 11:22 am Comments are Disabled

PORTMAN Travel have created eight permanent new jobs at their European Centre of Excellence and have announced that another eight are planned to come on stream before the end of the year. The Travel Management Company that has been operating in Tralee from Monavalley Business Park since 1999 and employs over 50 staff. […]

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Could A UK Retail Giant Be Coming To Tralee?

April 8, 2015 at 1:08 pm Comments are Disabled

BRITISH frozen food giants Iceland could be close to opening up a new store in Tralee…but where? Speculation has been triggered after the job of Iceland Tralee Store Manager was advertised online recently, although at this point there has been no official confirmation from Iceland, who over the past six […]

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Eabha Coffey and Elizabeth Silina planting flowers with Peter Colleran, Sinead Coffey and Kristine Silina. Photo by Dermot Crean

Mitchels Kids Get Planting At Flower Workshop

April 8, 2015 at 12:50 pm Comments are Disabled

CROILAR na Mhistealach Residents Committee held a Flower Planting Workshop for the estate’s children on Saturday. Last year, the committee bought 10 hanging flower baskets to display between houses and this spring they decided to reuse them and involve children in planting the flowers. “It was an educational and hands-on […]

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VIDEO: Great Clip Shows Public Dancing Their Support For ‘Glow Hearts 4 Crumlin’

VIDEO: Great Clip Shows Public Dancing Their Support For ‘Glow Hearts 4 Crumlin’

April 8, 2015 at 12:15 pm Comments are Disabled

A GREAT new video featuring people from all over Kerry dancing in various locations has been uploaded to YouTube by the girls at Social Box TV. Politician Michael Healy Rae and Kerry footballer Aidan O’Mahony are just two well known faces in the video which raises awareness of an upcoming disco […]

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PHOTOS: Tralee Photographer’s New Book Of Images Shows Kerry’s Beauty

PHOTOS: Tralee Photographer’s New Book Of Images Shows Kerry’s Beauty

April 8, 2015 at 10:57 am Comments are Disabled

A TRALEE photographer  has a new book that will show the beauty of our county in a whole new light. Michael Diggin, who has his gallery/shop in 5 Lower Castle Street, has a new book out called ‘This Is Kerry’ which features a whole host of images capturing the beauty of the county. “This […]

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Spate Of Car Break-Ins On Easter Sunday In Tralee Area

Spate Of Car Break-Ins On Easter Sunday In Tralee Area

April 7, 2015 at 2:46 pm Comments are Disabled

THERE were three break-ins to vehicles in Tralee on Easter Sunday, two of which occurred very close to the Garda Station. On Easter Sunday between 1pm and 2pm a silver Toyota Hilux was broken into on High Street. The car was parked in front of Tru-Care Dry Cleaners, just yards from the […]

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Paul Galvin

Paul Galvin’s New Job Is A Dunne Deal

April 7, 2015 at 12:16 pm Comments are Disabled

NOT long after announcing himself back on the inter-county scene, Paul Galvin, has reportedly bagged himself a new job designing an exclusive range of clothing for Dunnes Stores. Following in the footsteps of golfer, Padraig Harrington, Paul Galvin has designed a new line of clobber for Dunnes which is expected […]

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Kerry Autism Action To Host One-Day Conference At IT Tralee

Kerry Autism Action To Host One-Day Conference At IT Tralee

April 7, 2015 at 12:02 pm Comments are Disabled

  KERRY Autism Action will host a One Day Autism Conference on Saturday, April 25 in the Solas Building, Institute of Technology Tralee, North Campus, Tralee. Registration will be from 9.30am with the conference beginning at 10am and finishing at 4pm. Guest speakers include: • Adam Harris from AsIam.ie (most recently […]

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Ita Cracks The Code To Win €2,000 On RTE Show

Ita Cracks The Code To Win €2,000 On RTE Show

April 7, 2015 at 11:46 am Comments are Disabled

A TRALEE woman came away from Dublin €2,000 richer on Saturday night. Ita Neligan from Tralee won €2,000 in the Crack the Code game on the National Lottery’s The Million Euro Challenge game show on RTE . She entered a supplementary lottery game, Crack The Code, for the chance to appear on the show and win […]

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Ashe Hotel To Create 50 New Jobs

Ashe Hotel To Create 50 New Jobs

April 7, 2015 at 10:49 am Comments are Disabled

THE Ashe Hotel, Tralee’s newest hotel, will open its doors for the first time on Thursday, April 9 in the heart of the town, leading to the creation of up to 50 jobs. “The arrival and opening of the Ashe Hotel is an exciting addition to the tourism sector in […]

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At the Austin Stacks Social in the Ballyroe Heights Hotel were, from left: Denis Ryan, Carmelita Ryan, Fiona O'Connor and Paul O'Connor. Photo by Gavin O'Connor.

PHOTOS: Austin Stacks Celebrates A Momentous Year At Social

April 6, 2015 at 11:34 am Comments are Disabled

THERE was an amazing night of celebrations at Ballyroe Heights Hotel last night for the Austin Stacks GAA social. The club enjoyed an incredible 2014 and the exploits of the senior team will be remembered decades to come with them winning the county championship for the first time in 20 years, […]

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15 Million ITV Viewers To See Wild Atlantic Way TV Show

15 Million ITV Viewers To See Wild Atlantic Way TV Show

April 6, 2015 at 11:01 am 1 comment

  IT’S hoped the beauty of our fair county is set to be seen by up to 15 million people on a new television show. ‘Wild Ireland’ is a six-part television series about the ‘Wild Atlantic Way’ that will be broadcast on ITV starting with the first of six 30-minute episode on […]

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Kerry Vehicle Sales In March Up 40% On Same Month Last Year

Kerry Vehicle Sales In March Up 40% On Same Month Last Year

April 6, 2015 at 10:34 am Comments are Disabled

  KERRY vehicle sales in March were up 40 per cent on the same month last year according to figures from the Society of the Irish Motor Industry (SIMI). There were 419 new vehicle registrations in Kerry last month, up from 298 in March 2014.  It’s a rise on February 2015’s […]

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PHOTOS: #Tralee On Social Media This Week

PHOTOS: #Tralee On Social Media This Week

April 5, 2015 at 10:47 am Comments are Disabled

Every week we compile the best of photos posted on Twitter and Instagram about and around Tralee. Here’s what you’ve been snapping in and around Tralee during the week… The wind was a-blowing out in Fenit on Monday, so much so gravity was being thwarted. Eamonn Browne had a nice […]

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New Benner’s Hotel Aims For Late April Opening

New Benner’s Hotel Aims For Late April Opening

April 5, 2015 at 10:43 am Comments are Disabled

SPRING is really bringing a sense of optimism to Tralee businesses this year, with a number of new ventures opening in the near future. The Ashe Hotel (old Abbey Gate) starts business on Thursday, a nightclub is opening at the old Fabric building in May sometime and we’ve been told Benner’s […]

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Amy O'Connor (right) with Sharon O'Connor, John O'Connell and little Adam O'Connell. Photo by Dermot Crean

Community Rallies To Help Amy In The Face Of Upcoming Operation

April 4, 2015 at 12:48 pm Comments are Disabled

A COMMUNITY will get together next Thursday to help a young Tralee girl who is undergoing an operation on her brain next month. Twelve year old, Amy O’Connor from Cois Coille, will have an operation in the Beaumont Hospital, Dublin on May 7 to remove a cyst that has developed on […]

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

Can You Spare A Bed For ‘Cycle Against Suicide’ Participants?

April 4, 2015 at 10:09 am Comments are Disabled

PEOPLE in Tralee are being asked to do their bit in helping out a worthy cause by providing accommodation for participants in the Cycle Against Suicide event next month. Cycle Against Suicide in partnership with Homestay.com, is looking for homeowners in town, to provide overnight accommodation for the thousands of […]

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PHOTOS: Large Crowd Attends Easter Pageant In St John’s

PHOTOS: Large Crowd Attends Easter Pageant In St John’s

April 4, 2015 at 10:08 am Comments are Disabled

A LARGE crowd attended a special Easter pageant on Good Friday from a local drama group in St John’s Church. The Tralee Parish Liturgy Drama Group’s weeks of preparation paid off when they staged a moving pageant of the passion of the Christ during the afternoon. There were various re-enactments […]

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The Wailing Wall: Can Anyone Bring Jeanie Back Home?

The Wailing Wall: Can Anyone Bring Jeanie Back Home?

April 3, 2015 at 10:54 pm 1 comment

Johnnie Wall says every effort should be made to bring the Jeanie Johnston back to Tralee…  We have been told that tourism is the best way to create employment in rural areas like Kerry / Tralee. The ‘Wild Atlantic Way’ is a new initiative by the tourist board, that’s what all […]

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Man Found Dead At Rathass This Morning Has Been Named

Man Found Dead At Rathass This Morning Has Been Named

April 3, 2015 at 8:27 pm Comments are Disabled

  THE man who was found dead this morning at a garage in Rathass has been named. He was 42-year-old Nigel Leigh from Fossa in Killarney. Mr Leigh was found dead this morning at 7am near the car wash at Kelliher’s Garage in Rathass. The incident is being treated as a […]

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Death Of Former Austin Stacks Goalkeeper Teddy Brick

Death Of Former Austin Stacks Goalkeeper Teddy Brick

April 3, 2015 at 5:06 pm 1 comment

FORMER Austin Stacks goalkeeper Teddy Brick has died. Mr Brick won four County Championship medals (1973, 1975, 1976 and 1979), one Munster medal (1976) and one All Ireland Club Championship medal (1977) in a golden era for the the Rock club. According the Austin Stacks Club website; “He had just […]

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At the St John of Gods 'I Have A Dream' musical on in Siamsa Tire were, from left: Teresa O'Brien, Joe Burkett, Brona Enright, Sharon O'Sullivan, Niamh O'Connor and Dan O'Connor. Photo by Gavin O'Connor.

PHOTOS: Big Musical Production From St John Of God Is A Hit In Siamsa

April 3, 2015 at 3:26 pm Comments are Disabled

IT was a couple of nights for St John of God services in Tralee as they performed ‘I Have A Dream’ musical in Siamsa Tire on Tuesday and Wednesday. Volunteers and clients at St John of God had been working hard together over the past few weeks to try and get everything […]

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Mary Farrell and Jack Whelan of The Silver Coin off licence. Photo by Gavin O'Connor.

Tralee Off-Licences Happy To See Good Friday ‘Tradition’ Continue

April 3, 2015 at 2:44 pm Comments are Disabled

GOOD FRIDAY is one of only two days in the year when alcohol is not permitted to be sold in pubs and off licences. For some, the rule is archaic and affects business badly over a bank holiday weekend. For others, they feel the rule is a link with tradition and […]

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Social Welfare

Number Of Jobless In Tralee Down 110 On Last Month

April 3, 2015 at 1:49 pm Comments are Disabled

TRALEE has seen a drop in the numbers of people signing on in March. The number signing on is 5,534, down 110 on the February figure of 5,644. Across Kerry, the Live Register decreased on last month with the number of people signing on in the county at 13,304, down nine per […]

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At the annual Kerry Hospice Walk were,  from left, in front: Noah Fealey. Back: Mary Corkery, Caroline Reidy, Michelle Fealey, lorraine O'Donnell, Casey O'Donnell and Phil O'Sullivan. Photo by Gavin O'Connor.

VIDEO/PHOTOS: Over 100 Take To Roads In Tralee For Good Friday Hospice Walk

April 3, 2015 at 12:43 pm Comments are Disabled

THE Gods smiled upon the crowd taking part in the annual Good Friday walk in aid of Kerry Hospice. Over 100 people took part in the walk from the Brandon Hotel at 10am this morning. The rain stayed away as families made their way around the  route in what has become a […]

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New ‘Walk 4 Life’ Details Promise A Great Night Out For All

New ‘Walk 4 Life’ Details Promise A Great Night Out For All

April 3, 2015 at 11:52 am Comments are Disabled

  APRIL 25 is a date that should be firmly marked on your calendars for the ‘Walk 4 Life’ event that will be taking place at 8pm leaving from Tralee Bay Wetlands. The 5km walk is being held to raise awareness about mental health and suicide awareness/prevention (click here to read […]

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A site we got used tolast year in the summer months. Photo by Dermot Crean.

Sunshine On The Way For Easter Weekend

April 3, 2015 at 11:32 am Comments are Disabled

HURRAH! Met Éireann are predicting that the sun will shine over Easter with temperatures of up to 15c expected, so it’s finally some good news when it comes to the weather. You would be forgiven for thinking that we had dipped back into winter over the past week, but an upturn conditions […]

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