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Fire Service Says Homes Are At Risk In Some Areas Due To Wild-Land Fires

Fire Service Says Homes Are At Risk In Some Areas Due To Wild-Land Fires

April 10, 2015 at 1:29 pm Comments are Disabled

THE Kerry Fire and Rescue Service have said family homes were at risk after another night tackling wild-land fires. From 2:45pm yesterday until 4am this morning units responded to 23 calls to 17 incidents in 14 separate locations in County Kerry. Of these incidents, 14 were wild-land fires. The resources of Kerry Fire […]

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Man Found Dead In Pembroke Court Area This Morning

Man Found Dead In Pembroke Court Area This Morning

April 10, 2015 at 1:13 pm Comments are Disabled

  GARDAI are investigating the sudden death of a male found off Pembroke Street this morning. (click here for update) The man is said to be aged in his mid-thirties. Emergency services were called to the Pembroke Court area just after 3am. Attempts to resuscitate the man were unsuccessful and he […]

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Maria Launches Regional Rose Of Tralee Festival In Laois

Maria Launches Regional Rose Of Tralee Festival In Laois

April 10, 2015 at 10:41 am Comments are Disabled

NEARLY 60 ladies from all over the world will descend on County Laois for the 2015 Rose of Tralee Regional Festival from  May 28-31. Rose of Tralee, Maria Walsh, launched the event today in the Portlaoise Heritage Hotel. Twenty-three places in the Festival Dome Tralee next August are on the line for […]

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HSE

Thousands Of Kerry Children To Get Free GP Care

April 9, 2015 at 4:36 pm Comments are Disabled

THOUSANDS of Kerry children under the age of six are set to get free GP care  after an agreement was reached between the Department of Health, the HSE and the IMO. It has been confirmed today that 6,785 children aged five and under in Kerry will be entitled to access free GP care from […]

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Ring Of Kerry Cycle Online Registrations Will Be Back On Saturday

Ring Of Kerry Cycle Online Registrations Will Be Back On Saturday

April 9, 2015 at 3:21 pm 1 comment

  ONLINE registration for the Ring of Kerry Cycle will reopen once again this Saturday. Registration for the cycle opened on Tuesday afternoon, but due to unprecedented traffic on the website, it was forced to temporarily close only a few hours later. A statement for the Ring of Kerry Cycle said: […]

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Vincent Browne

Vincent Browne’s ‘People’s Debate’ In Kerry Has Been Cancelled

April 9, 2015 at 2:52 pm Comments are Disabled

  THE Vincent Browne ‘People’s Debate’ which was set to take place in the Gleneagle Killarney on Monday next has been cancelled. Last week it was been announced that the popular Vincent Browne debates where members of the public get a chance to grill Ministers and TDs would be coming to the […]

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Gala Awards Ceremony For Kerry’s Women In Business

Gala Awards Ceremony For Kerry’s Women In Business

April 9, 2015 at 2:44 pm Comments are Disabled

THE inaugural Connect Kerry Lee Strand Women in Business Awards will take place in June and the organisers are looking for entries and nominations. A Black Tie Gala Ceremony will be held on Friday,June 5 in Ballyroe Heights Hotel where winners will be announced. Organised by Margaret Brick, Editor of Connect […]

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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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The Horan Centre in Clash.

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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