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Tralee Could Host Europe-wide Entente Florale Ceremony In 2016

Tralee Could Host Europe-wide Entente Florale Ceremony In 2016

September 30, 2014 at 11:39 am 1 comment

  NOW that Tralee secured a Gold Medal in the Entente Florale competition on Friday, thoughts are now turning to the possibility hosting the awards ceremony in two years time to coincide with the celebrations to mark 800 years since the founding of the town. The Tralee delegation of John […]

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Public Speaking And PR Courses From The Experts

Public Speaking And PR Courses From The Experts

September 30, 2014 at 10:06 am Comments are Disabled

THERE are two courses starting up soon for anyone who is interested in improving their public speaking skills and wants to learn how the media works. An eight-week public speaking and presentation course will be held at The Meadowlands Hotel starting this Saturday, October 4, 10am – midday Aimed at anyone who wants […]

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Kilkenny Hurling team doctor and Traleeman, Dr Tadhg Crowley.

Meet The Tralee Man Who Has Kilkenny Hurling In Good Health

September 30, 2014 at 9:54 am Comments are Disabled

YOU might be surprised to learn that at the heart of of the most successful hurling team of all time is a Tralee man. Dr Tadhg Crowley originally from Oakpark, has been the chief medic for nine All-Ireland winning Kilkenny hurling sides. The most recent of which coming last Saturday […]

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MEP Wants Tralee Railway Tourism Facility Reopened

MEP Wants Tralee Railway Tourism Facility Reopened

September 29, 2014 at 4:53 pm Comments are Disabled

MUNSTER MEP, Deirdre Clune, met with a delegation from the Tralee Chamber Alliance and tourism-related interests at the National Ploughing Championships last week and said she wanted to see the steam train railway line from Blennerville to the Wetlands reopened. “I spoke to Kieran Ruttledge from Tralee Chamber who outlined a […]

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A Celebration Of Irish Culture At The Meadowlands

A Celebration Of Irish Culture At The Meadowlands

September 29, 2014 at 3:34 pm Comments are Disabled

IRISH lovers are asked to come together for what’s billed as ‘A Weekend of Language and Culture and Literature’ which will kick off this Friday night at the Meadowlands Hotel. The Irish language event, Éigse Fhilí Chiarraí 2014, begins on Friday night at 8pm with a slide presentation of Kerry’s Flora and […]

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An Garda Síochána

Gardaí Investigate Window Smashing In Connolly Park

September 29, 2014 at 2:33 pm Comments are Disabled

GARDAI are looking for information regarding the breaking of a window in Connolly Park on Sunday night. A garden ornament was used to break the window of house number 139 in the estate at around 10pm. If anyone was passing around that time and saw anything suspicious, they are asked to […]

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Ballyheigue Woman Wins €68,000 In Prizes On RTE Show

Ballyheigue Woman Wins €68,000 In Prizes On RTE Show

September 29, 2014 at 12:38 pm 1 comment

A BALLYHEIGUE woman scooped €68,000 in prizes on the Winning Streak RTE gameshow on Saturday night. Julie (40), a team supervisor for a company calling Cullen Cleaning, was supported in Dublin by her son Alex (21) and daughter and Leanne (13) among other friends and family. She has six siblings – brothers John, […]

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Get Snapping For The Tralee Chamber Alliance Photo Competition

Get Snapping For The Tralee Chamber Alliance Photo Competition

September 29, 2014 at 12:00 pm Comments are Disabled

FOLLOWING the great success of last year’s ‘Wild Atlantic Way’ contest, Tralee Chamber Alliance will be sponsoring and running a Photo Competition called “Images of Tralee”. All photographers both amateur and professional are invited to make submissions and there is a prize fund of €1,000 up for tabs The aim is […]

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Pharmacy Giant Buys Ryle And DeLacy Businesses

Pharmacy Giant Buys Ryle And DeLacy Businesses

September 29, 2014 at 11:24 am Comments are Disabled

LLOYDS Pharmacy has bought Ryle and DeLacy Pharmacies in Fairies Cross and Ashe Street. The chemist stores were sold to the British chain two weeks ago for an undisclosed figure but, according to Michael Ryle, it’s business as usual. “Cathal [DeLacy] and I are still here, that won’t change,” said Michael. “It’s […]

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Ogie Moran feels the pain  being waxed at the 'Kerry GAA Stars Lovely Legs Competition' at the Fels Point Hotel on Saturday night. Photo by Dermot Crean

VIDEO/PHOTOS: Over €12,000 Raised For Charity At GAA Legends Night

September 29, 2014 at 10:13 am Comments are Disabled

OVER €12,000 was raised at the ‘Kerry GAA Stars Lovely Legs Competition’ held in the Fels Point Hotel on Saturday night according to organiser Andrea O’Donoghue. Hosted by RTE’s Miriam O’Callaghan, it was a fantastic occasion attended by over 400 people, all in aid the Palliative Care Unit at Kerry General Hospital. “It was […]

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VIDEO/PHOTOS: Ouch! Kerry Legends Get Waxed For Charity

VIDEO/PHOTOS: Ouch! Kerry Legends Get Waxed For Charity

September 28, 2014 at 12:44 pm Comments are Disabled

KERRY’S greatest GAA stars felt the pain on Saturday night as they had their legs waxed for a great cause in the Fels Point Hotel. Hosted by RTE’s Miriam O’Callaghan, the ‘Kerry GAA Stars Lovely Legs Competition’ was a fantastic occasion attended by over 300 people, who made a great contribution to […]

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Photos: Kerry Players Get A Grilling From CBS Primary Pupils

Photos: Kerry Players Get A Grilling From CBS Primary Pupils

September 28, 2014 at 9:34 am Comments are Disabled

By Michelle Culloty, CBS Teacher The Sam Maguire and Markham Cups, accompanied by Kieran Donaghy and Marc Ó Sé arrived at CBS Primary school on Friday to a hero’s welcome. The School Hall was packed to capacity, and decked out in a sea of green and gold. Vice Principal, Pat […]

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Joe Looby takes a selfie with Kieran Donaghy and Sam. Photo by Gavin O'Connor.

Video/Photos: The Green Welcomes Sam Maguire And Kerry Players

September 27, 2014 at 11:11 am Comments are Disabled

SAM MAGUIRE arrived into CBS The Green yesterday along with two past pupils and a current teacher who tasted All-Ireland glory with Kerry last Sunday. Ex-pupils Kieran Donaghy, and Barry John Keane, teacher Marc O’Se and Kerry’s wing back, Killian Young got a rousing reception when they arrived with Sam and the Tom […]

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Kieran Donaghy and Barry John Walsh with Christy McCarthy in the town centre with Sam Maguire. Photo by Gavin O'Connor.

Photos: “We’re Already Looking To Next Year” Says Donaghy

September 27, 2014 at 10:47 am Comments are Disabled

Click on above ad for a great offer TRAFFIC almost came to a standstill in the town centre on Friday, when two of the town’s favourite sons brought an old friend around the streets. “It’s been unbelievable really to see 25,000 on the streets last Monday night. We train hard all […]

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We Did It! Tralee Wins Gold In Entente Florale Competition!

We Did It! Tralee Wins Gold In Entente Florale Competition!

September 26, 2014 at 8:24 pm Comments are Disabled

SO all the hard work did pay off! Tralee won the Gold medal, the highest award possible, in the Entente Florale Europewide competition announced on Friday in Budapest. And the news gets better; Tobar Naofa won a special prize for Best Community Garden. Tralee was the Irish representative in the international horticultural […]

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Fifteen Patients Waiting On Trolleys This Week At KGH

Fifteen Patients Waiting On Trolleys This Week At KGH

September 26, 2014 at 3:20 pm Comments are Disabled

THERE were 15 patients waiting on trolleys in Kerry General Hospital between Monday and Friday according to figures from the Irish Nurses’ and Midwives’ Organisation (INMO). On Monday there were three patients waiting on trolleys. On Tuesday there was one; Wednesday, two; Thursday, five and Friday, four. The INMO compile the figures […]

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Gardai Seek Information On Two Crime Incidents

Gardai Seek Information On Two Crime Incidents

September 26, 2014 at 12:22 pm Comments are Disabled

GARDAI are seeking the public’s help in relation to two crimes committed in the past week. In the early hours of last Saturday, September 20, a man was set upon and robbed by three men in the Upper Rock Street area, while on his way to work. The victim was left […]

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The Bumbleance In town during the Summer. Photo by Gavin O'Connor.

Lidl Ireland Gives €5k To Bumbleance After Hearing Of Robbery

September 26, 2014 at 11:32 am Comments are Disabled

WELL done Lidl Ireland. After hearing that the Bumbleance charity were robbed at the Ploughing Championships yesterday, the German Supermarket giant has stepped in and donated €5,000 to the charity. Medical equipment and bandages were taken from presses in the incident which Tony Heffernan described as a set-back. Bumbleance, the brainchild of […]

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Gaelcholáiste Chiarraí Students Head To Ploughing Championships

Gaelcholáiste Chiarraí Students Head To Ploughing Championships

September 26, 2014 at 10:22 am Comments are Disabled

By Niamh Ní Chonaill, Transition Year Student At Gaelcholáiste Chiarraí Gaelcholáiste Chiarraí’s transition year students with our two teachers Máistir Breathnach and Iníon Ní Shé travelled up to Ratheniska, Co. Laois to visit the National Ploughing Championships on Wednesday. It was an early morning for all as the bus left […]

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The Bumbleance In town during the Summer. Photo by Gavin O'Connor.

Bumbleance Charity Robbed At The Ploughing Championships

September 25, 2014 at 3:57 pm Comments are Disabled

IN what can only be described as a crime of the lowest order, the Kerry-based Bumbleance Charity was robbed on Thursday at the National Ploughing Championships. Medical equipment and bandages were taken from presses in the incident which Tony Heffernan described as a set-back. He said they are selling tickets as a fundraiser […]

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Tralee Dentist Helps Solve Mystery Of Body Found In Woods Eight Years Ago

Tralee Dentist Helps Solve Mystery Of Body Found In Woods Eight Years Ago

September 25, 2014 at 3:08 pm Comments are Disabled

A TRALEE-BASED forensic dentist was instrumental in the identification of a man whose body was found in woods in Connemara in 2006, according to a report in today’s Irish Times. Paul V. Keogh of Kerry Oral Surgery Practice at the Bon Secours in Tralee, used dental records from Germany to match those with […]

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Stephan O'Brien signs the jersey of one lucky fan. Photo by Gavin O'Connor.

Photos: Fans Meet The Champions At GOAL Charity Match

September 25, 2014 at 12:44 pm Comments are Disabled

THERE was a chance for many to catch their first glimpse of the newly-crowned All-Ireland champions in action again when the Kerry team took part in the ‘Goal Challenge’ match in Austin Stack Park on Wednesday night. Above all, the night was a great opportunity for kids to meet their […]

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Photos: Banna Beach Gets Cleaned Up By Volunteers

Photos: Banna Beach Gets Cleaned Up By Volunteers

September 25, 2014 at 11:25 am Comments are Disabled

TWENTY volunteers took part in the clean-up of Banna Beach on Saturday and joined the movement for Litter Free Seas by being part of the 29th annual International Coastal Cleanup Banna saw a fantastic turnout for this year’s Big Beach Clean with volunteers giving just one hour of their time to help clean […]

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Colleges Join Forces To Deliver New Early Childhood Programme

Colleges Join Forces To Deliver New Early Childhood Programme

September 25, 2014 at 10:33 am Comments are Disabled

IT Tralee and Mary Immaculate College in Limerick have joined forces to deliver a BA Early Childhood Practice programme. The new programme was launched at the IT Tralee on Saturday. The level 7 degree programme will be jointly delivered over four semesters by both the Faculty of Education at Mary Immaculate College(MIC) Limerick […]

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Listellick NS Invites Past Pupils To 150th Celebrations

Listellick NS Invites Past Pupils To 150th Celebrations

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

LISTELLICK school is inviting past pupils to join them in their 150th anniversary celebrations next month. It should be a memorable day with a commemoration mass followed by book launch which will be held at the Church of Our Lady and St. Brendan Tralee on Friday, October 10 at 7pm. The Listellick 150 […]

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“Hon The Kingdom!” Says Rising Hollywood Star

“Hon The Kingdom!” Says Rising Hollywood Star

September 25, 2014 at 9:19 am Comments are Disabled

PLAUDITS for the Kerry team have been coming in from Kingdom folk all over the world in the past few days, but one unexpected source of support came soon after the victory from a Hollywood star. Jack O’Connell, who was hailed by showbiz bible Variety last month as one of the stars to […]

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Kerry Film Festival Announces Adjudicators

Kerry Film Festival Announces Adjudicators

September 25, 2014 at 9:14 am Comments are Disabled

KERRY Film festival is back from October 4-11 with a week-long celebration of movies and the adjudicators that will have the difficult task of judging this year’s short film competitions have been announced. They are Mark Bomback, Niall Byrne, Rory Fellowes, Guy Lodge and Rod Stoneman. “We’re thrilled to welcome such a wonderful […]

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Cliona Palmer, shows off her European Special Olympics with her Mom, Pat Palmer. Photo by Gavin O'Connor.

Special Reception For St Ita’s And St Joseph’s Golden Girl

September 24, 2014 at 12:47 pm 1 comment

THERE was a fantastic reception at St Ita’s and St Joseph’s school in Balloonagh today (Wednesday) for the return of student, Cliona Palmer, who scooped gold and silver medals at the European Summer Special Olympics in Belgium. Cliona picked up gold in the shot-putt and a silver medal in the […]

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John Talks To Us About Ripping Up That All-Ireland ‘Ticket’

John Talks To Us About Ripping Up That All-Ireland ‘Ticket’

September 23, 2014 at 8:24 pm Comments are Disabled

THE Ardfert man who became an internet sensation on Tuesday when the video of him earning €2,000 for his club in an AIB challenge, has spoken to TraleeToday.ie about the experience. When, John Dowling, a teacher at Mercy Mounthawk, was faced with the difficult decision of ripping up his All-Ireland final ticket in […]

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VIDEO: ‘Star’ Of The Stage At The Homecoming

VIDEO: ‘Star’ Of The Stage At The Homecoming

September 23, 2014 at 8:10 pm Comments are Disabled

IT was proud day for the Austin Stacks Club on Sunday when Kieran Donaghy collected his fourth All-Ireland medal and the biggest roar of the night was reserved for the Rockie when he was interviewed on stage last night. After Chairman of Kerry County Council, John Brassil, and Mayor Of […]

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