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Stephen Stack Rallies The Troops Ahead Of Big Match

Stephen Stack Rallies The Troops Ahead Of Big Match

February 7, 2015 at 11:06 am Comments are Disabled

AUSTIN Stacks senior team boss, Stephen Stack, has issued a rallying cry for all Rockie supporters ahead of the All-Ireland Club semi-final next Sunday. In an open letter published on the Austin Stacks website last night, the Rockies manager asks the black and amber fans to make a special effort […]

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Brenda’s Marathon Effort To Help Those Who Cared For Her Husband

Brenda’s Marathon Effort To Help Those Who Cared For Her Husband

February 7, 2015 at 10:31 am Comments are Disabled

A TRALEE woman is set to run 12 marathons in eight months to raise funds for those who helped her husband through his cancer ordeal. Last summer, Brenda Doody got the devastating news that her husband, Pat, was diagnosed with oesophageal cancer. To give back to the people who helped him, she […]

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Aqua Dome To Welcome Its 4,000,000th Visitor This Month

Aqua Dome To Welcome Its 4,000,000th Visitor This Month

February 7, 2015 at 10:27 am Comments are Disabled

CONFETTI shoots will explode and ticker-tape will shine when the Aqua Dome Tralee welcomes its four millionth (4,000,000) visitor next weekend, sometime between February 19 and 22. But who will be the lucky 4,000,000th visitor? “Based on the average number of people who visit the Aqua Dome each week, our calculations suggest that […]

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Kerry To Faro Service Reduced To Summer Months

Kerry To Faro Service Reduced To Summer Months

February 6, 2015 at 4:37 pm Comments are Disabled

  THERE was bad news for spring and autumn sun worshippers as Ryanair have announced a reduction in their service from Kerry to Faro in Portugal. Normally operating from April to October, the twice weekly service has now been reduced to just the three peak summer months of June to August. […]

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The scene outside the Brogue Inn before Joan Burton's arrival. Photo by Gavin O'Connor.

‘Pink Ladies’ Get Their Anti-Water Charges Message Across To Tánaiste

February 6, 2015 at 3:34 pm Comments are Disabled

A LARGE group of women dressed in pink protested the arrival of Tánaiste, Joan Burton, at a Labour party meeting in The Brogue Inn as part of the Right2Water movement. The ‘Pink Ladies’ were protesting about the water charges in peaceful and silent manner where there was a Garda presence. “The idea is […]

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Kerry Comes To Global Attention With National Geographic Cover

Kerry Comes To Global Attention With National Geographic Cover

February 6, 2015 at 3:21 pm 1 comment

  KERRY has once again come to global attention after featuring in an 11-page spread in the  February/March 2015 issue of the of ‘National Geographic Traveler’. As one of the most recognizable magazines worldwide, it is another big win for Kerry tourism to have ‘Ross Castle’ in Killarney featured as the cover […]

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Chamber Tells Tánaiste Grants To Tackle Derelict Sites Can Create Hundreds Of Jobs In Town

Chamber Tells Tánaiste Grants To Tackle Derelict Sites Can Create Hundreds Of Jobs In Town

February 6, 2015 at 11:30 am Comments are Disabled

TÁNAISTE Joan Burton has been told that hundreds of jobs would be created in Tralee if the Government introduced a grant scheme to regenerate former industrial areas in the town. At a meeting with the Board of Tralee Chamber Alliance yesterday, Joan Burton heard that one company had planned to […]

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Tralee Native Hopes To Become ‘Mum In A Million’ With TV3 Competition

Tralee Native Hopes To Become ‘Mum In A Million’ With TV3 Competition

February 6, 2015 at 11:12 am 5 comments

A TRALEE native has been chosen as one of the finalists in TV3’s ‘Mum In A Million’ competition, with a prize of a trip to Italy up for grabs. Helen Hempenstall (nee Walsh) is originally from Derrylea, Oakpark here in town, but is now based in Newcastle, Co. Wicklow. Having been […]

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Jeep Repeatedly Crashes Into Car In Hit And Run Incident At Boherbee

Jeep Repeatedly Crashes Into Car In Hit And Run Incident At Boherbee

February 6, 2015 at 10:41 am 1 comment

A HIT and run incident occurred in Boherbee last night, where a car, occupied by two people, was repeatedly crashed into by a jeep. No-one was injured in the incident. At around 9pm on Thursday night, a car, with a male in the passenger seat and a female in the driver’s side, […]

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Presentation Secondary School Celebrates ‘Love Literature Week’

Presentation Secondary School Celebrates ‘Love Literature Week’

February 6, 2015 at 10:15 am Comments are Disabled

  THE annual ‘Love Literature’ week began in Presentation Secondary Tralee on Monday  and it’s proved to be an exciting week for all those involved. The event, which is hosted by the schools transition year students with the help of their teachers Ms. Joanna O’ Flynn and Ms. Norma Foley, is always […]

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How ‘The Rose Of Tralee’ Answered Ireland’s Call At The World Cup

How ‘The Rose Of Tralee’ Answered Ireland’s Call At The World Cup

February 6, 2015 at 10:13 am Comments are Disabled

HERE’S a fact that has passed us by as Ireland prepares to kick-off their Six Nations campaign tomorrow. It came as a surprise to us to learn that ‘The Rose of Tralee’ was used four times as Ireland’s national anthem at the 1987 Rugby World Cup. An article by Malachy […]

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Local Pubs Approve Of Minimum Pricing Proposal But Jury’s Out For Off-Licence Owner

Local Pubs Approve Of Minimum Pricing Proposal But Jury’s Out For Off-Licence Owner

February 5, 2015 at 3:00 pm 1 comment

THERE was a positive reaction from publicans in Tralee to plans by the Government to introduce a set minimum price per gram of alcohol. The Department of Health is examining the idea of introducing a minimum price of between 9c and 11c per gram of alcohol. That means the minimum cost of an unit […]

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Familiar Face At Tralee Food Events Creates 20 New Jobs In Kerry

Familiar Face At Tralee Food Events Creates 20 New Jobs In Kerry

February 5, 2015 at 1:14 pm 2 comments

JOHN PAUL O’CONNOR is a well known face at Tralee Farmers Market and Taste of Kerry events selling his award winning ‘Sásta Sausages’. Due to the success of the brand John Paul, from Cromane, has expended his business by opening a new factory in Firies with the creation 20 new jobs. […]

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Tralee Woman Shortlisted For RTE’s ‘Poem For Ireland’ Campaign

Tralee Woman Shortlisted For RTE’s ‘Poem For Ireland’ Campaign

February 5, 2015 at 12:36 pm Comments are Disabled

A TRALEE-BORN writer has had her poem selected for shortlist in the ‘Poem For Ireland’ campaign. The campaign which is being run by RTÉ, is aimed at celebrating Irish poetry and in particular, the vast wealth of talent we have had in this area over the last 100 years. When the […]

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‘John Delaney’ To Close Soon As Marian Looks Forward To Retirement

‘John Delaney’ To Close Soon As Marian Looks Forward To Retirement

February 5, 2015 at 11:31 am Comments are Disabled

THE John Delaney drapery store on Ashe Street is to close its doors for the last time in the next few months. The store which has been open for 37 years is closing due to the retirement of its proprietor, Marian Delaney. Marian has been running the shop, since her […]

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Gardaí Seize €480k Of Cannabis In Abbeyfeale And Newcastle West Area

Gardaí Seize €480k Of Cannabis In Abbeyfeale And Newcastle West Area

February 4, 2015 at 9:51 pm Comments are Disabled

  CANNABIS with an estimated street value of €480,000 was seized by Gardaí in the Newcastle West and Abbeyfeale areas today. As part of an ongoing operation into the illegal sale and supply of controlled drugs in the Newcastle West area, Gardaí from Newcastle West Garda Station, with the assistance of […]

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Local Musician Slams Music Festival Organisers After Accusations Of ‘Pay To Play’

Local Musician Slams Music Festival Organisers After Accusations Of ‘Pay To Play’

February 4, 2015 at 4:42 pm Comments are Disabled

  A MUSIC festival set to take place in Killarney this summer has cancelled one of their stages due to “negative publicity” after being accused of adopting a “pay for play” approach to attracting emerging talent. The Killarney Festival of Music and Food received a backlash from musicians – including […]

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It’s Going To Be Cold Out There Tonight…

It’s Going To Be Cold Out There Tonight…

February 4, 2015 at 4:15 pm Comments are Disabled

  MET Eireann have issued a status Orange weather alert for Munster and Leinster with temperatures set to plummet to -2 to -6 degrees celsius. The weather warning is in effect from tonight at 8pm to Thursday morning at 10am. Kerry County Council are advising caution on the roads tonight and in […]

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Archive Ice Cross Photo Goes Viral Thanks To Kerry-Based Facebook Group

Archive Ice Cross Photo Goes Viral Thanks To Kerry-Based Facebook Group

February 4, 2015 at 2:46 pm 2 comments

A PHOTO taken in Kerry during the ‘Big Freeze’ of winter 2010 has gone viral after a Kerry Facebook group posted it on Monday morning. The image of the ice-laden cross taken on the top of Mount Brandon on January 1, 2010 by Máire Criomhthain, has been viewed 167,000 times (as of early […]

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Over €3.1m Worth Of Residential Property Sold Around Tralee In December

Over €3.1m Worth Of Residential Property Sold Around Tralee In December

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

TWENTY-TWO residential properties in the Tralee area fetched  €3,181,000 in December while total Kerry sales exceeded €20m according to the Residential Property Price Register (RPPR) figures. The Tralee figure is an increase on the 14 residential properties sold for over €1.6m in November and beats October, when 18 properties worth nearly […]

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At 'Grandparents Day' in Gaelscoil Mhic Easmainn were, from left: Una and Pascal Buckley, Bernie O'Sullivan and Brian Hand. Photo by Gavin O'Connor.

PHOTOS: All Smiles At Grandparents Day In Gaelscoil Mhic Easmainn

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

GAELSCOIL Mhic Easmainn opened its doors on Tuesday morning to welcome the ‘older’ generation as they celebrated ‘Grandparents Day’ in the school hall. The day is an initiative being run by the school in which grandparents are invited in for the morning. A religious ceremony, presided by Father Francis Nolan, is held in […]

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Visit Kerry Heritage Sites For Free On First Wednesday Of The Month

Visit Kerry Heritage Sites For Free On First Wednesday Of The Month

February 4, 2015 at 10:05 am Comments are Disabled

IF you’re at a loss for something to do on a Wednesday during the tourist season, then The Office of Public Works (OPW) could come to the rescue. It’s been announced that all OPW managed Heritage Sites will continue the policy of offering  free admission to individuals wishing to visit these sites […]

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Paul Dolan. Photo by Gavin O'Connor.

Tralee Link To Investigation Into 93-Year-Old Suspected Of Being Nazi SS Guard

February 3, 2015 at 6:06 pm Comments are Disabled

  THE SOLAS Digital Skills Training Centre in Monavalley played an important part in the making of a documentary, which has prompted German prosecutors to open an investigation into a 93 year old woman suspected of being a former Nazi SS Guard. The training centre supplied vital equipment and a trainee, […]

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Ben O'Brien, Louis Tobin and Daniel O'Sayanrhion of Derryquay NS at the Tralee Credit Union Kerry Schools Quiz in the Ballyroe Heights Hotel on Sunday.  Photo By : Domnick Walsh / Eye Focus LTD ©

PHOTOS: Schools Battle It Out At Tralee Credit Union Table Quiz

February 3, 2015 at 3:01 pm Comments are Disabled

NEARLY 200 children from 27 primary schools in Tralee, Castleisland, Killorglin and the surrounding areas competed on Sunday in the Tralee Credit Union Noreen Lynch Annual Schools Quiz 2015 at the Ballyroe Heights Hotel. “We had great support again this year from all the schools who battled it out for the […]

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24 Hour ‘Rowathon’ in Tralee Hopes To Raise Clubhouse Funds

24 Hour ‘Rowathon’ in Tralee Hopes To Raise Clubhouse Funds

February 3, 2015 at 11:36 am Comments are Disabled

A LOCAL club in Tralee is preparing to host Ireland’s first ever ‘on-the-water 24-hour rowathon’ this coming March. The event, which will be run by Tralee Rowing Club (TRC), is  aimed at creating awareness of the club and more importantly the recently constructed boathouse at the canal for which funding is needed […]

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Graham’s Jigsaw Work Earns Him National Recognition

Graham’s Jigsaw Work Earns Him National Recognition

February 3, 2015 at 11:12 am Comments are Disabled

A TEENAGER from Tralee is one of 20 young people nationally to be recognised in the Pramerica Spirit of Community Awards Programme. Graham Nelligan, a sixth year student at Mercy Mounthawk, has been recognised for the motivation, service and impact he has demonstrated for his local community. Graham has been volunteering with […]

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Kerry Hospice AGM To Take Place Next Week

Kerry Hospice AGM To Take Place Next Week

February 3, 2015 at 11:05 am Comments are Disabled

THE AGM of the Tralee Branch of the Kerry Hospice will take place on Tuesday Feburary 10 at 8.15pm in the Grand Hotel, Denny Street, everybody welcome. The Kerry Hospice Foundation is at a very important stage at the moment with the new in-patient unit going to tender shortly. The turning of […]

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Drop In Number Of People Waiting On Trolleys At KGH

Drop In Number Of People Waiting On Trolleys At KGH

February 3, 2015 at 10:57 am Comments are Disabled

THERE was a decrease in the amount of patients waiting on trolleys in Kerry General Hospital in January compared to the same month in 2014. Figures from the Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation (INMO) showed 75 patients were waiting on trolleys in wards and the Emergency Department last month, down from […]

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An Garda Síochána

Car Window Smashed And Items Stolen At Ballyseedy Woods

February 2, 2015 at 5:03 pm Comments are Disabled

GARDAÍ are warning people not to leave expensive items on show when parking up their car, after an incident in Ballyseedy on Sunday where a car was broken into. Between 3.15pm and 4.30pm, a car that had been parked in the car park of Ballyseedy Woods, had its window smashed and was […]

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Conor Pass

Conor Pass Closed To Traffic For The Next Few Days

February 2, 2015 at 4:09 pm Comments are Disabled

  KERRY County Council and Gardaí have taken the decision to close the Conor Pass for the next few days as poor weather conditions are predicted. Signs will be erected on both sides of the Pass to alert motorists of the roads closure. The decision comes after a number of […]

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