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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 Comments are Disabled

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 Comments are Disabled

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 Comments are Disabled

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 Comments are Disabled

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 Comments are Disabled

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 Comments are Disabled

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 Comments are Disabled

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 Comments are Disabled

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 Comments are Disabled

“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 Comments are Disabled

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 Comments are Disabled

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 Comments are Disabled

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 Comments are Disabled

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 Comments are Disabled

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 Comments are Disabled

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 Comments are Disabled

“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 Comments are Disabled

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 Comments are Disabled

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 Comments are Disabled

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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What’s On This Weekend

April 25, 2014 at 11:23 pm Comments are Disabled

IF YOU WANT TO INCLUDE SOMETHING IN OUR WHAT’S ON GUIDE, EMAIL THE DETAILS TO dcrean@traleetoday.ie

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Michael Scanlon, Mayor Pat Hussey, Deputy Arthur J Spring, Minister for State at the Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport, Alan Kelly TD and County Manager Tom Curran at the opening of the first phase of the Tralee-Fenit amenity trail on Thursday. Photo by Domnick Walsh

VIDEO: Minister Opens Phase One Of Trail

April 25, 2014 at 2:31 pm Comments are Disabled

  By Dermot Crean MINISTER for State at the Department of Transport, Tourism & Sport, Alan Kelly TD was in town yesterday to officially open the first phase of the Tralee-Fenit Amenity Trail. The first phase of the trail which stretches from Rock Street, Tralee, to the Bracker O’Regan Road, […]

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All Aboard For The Big Bus Barbecue!

All Aboard For The Big Bus Barbecue!

April 25, 2014 at 11:40 am Comments are Disabled

By Dermot Crean FORMER GAA stars, current ladies rugby supremo and well wishers were on hand on Thursday night for the launch of the fourth annual Big Bus Barbecue in aid of Kerry Cancer Support Group. Kerry legends Sean Walsh, Ger Power and Siobhan Fleming of the Irish ladies ladies rugby […]

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Marguerite Trant, Curraheen, and Catriona Sayers, Derrymore at the So Sue Me beauty event at the Fels Point Hotel on Thursday.

Glamour At Fels Point For ‘So Sue Me’ Beauty Event

April 25, 2014 at 11:19 am Comments are Disabled

By Gavin O’Connor GLAMOUR was to the fore at the Fels Point Hotel last night when their Herbs and Roses Spa hosted a fashion and beauty event which was attended by over 150 ladies looking for beauty, fitness and style tips. Irish blogger Suzanne Jackson, who runs the very popular So Sue Me […]

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VIDEO: St Pat’s Take On Dingle Way Challenge

VIDEO: St Pat’s Take On Dingle Way Challenge

April 25, 2014 at 9:26 am Comments are Disabled

ST Pat’s GAA Club are organising a walk called the Dingle Way Challange in an effort to raise funds for the club and promote the local area. Participants will take on a sizeable chunk of the Dingle Peninsula stretching from Cloghane all along beautiful coastline to the finish point at Blennerville […]

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Niall Hobbert of BTS Fitness puts a client through her paces at his gym at Manor Park, Tralee.

Fitness: Get in shape with Niall

April 24, 2014 at 2:36 pm Comments are Disabled

“Your Health is precious so look after it” Hi everyone, My name is Niall Hobbert owner of BTS Fitness club and I will be your resident Personal Trainer for Traleetoday.ie. With over 15 years experience in the industry and many years training a long list of ‘A’ list celebrities and sports […]

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Profile: ‘I’m Fiercely Competitive’ says Gillian

Profile: ‘I’m Fiercely Competitive’ says Gillian

April 24, 2014 at 1:28 pm 4 comments

“If I don’t get elected because of my involvement with the international community, LGBT and the Traveller movement, then that’s fine with me. I’d rather have done five years decent work in supporting minority groups than being elected year after year and turning my back on them.” Dermot Crean meets […]

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VIDEO: Moyes “Hung Out To Dry” Says Kerry Man Utd Supporters’ Chairman

VIDEO: Moyes “Hung Out To Dry” Says Kerry Man Utd Supporters’ Chairman

April 23, 2014 at 2:43 pm Comments are Disabled

YESTERDAY morning Manchester United supporters awoke to the news their manager David Moyes had been sacked. Some may have been relieved, but all have been reeling from what has been a disastrous ten months for their club where they have seen rivals overtake them, late goals fly in the other […]

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