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Fr Hanafin Reappointed To St John’s For Further Six Years

Fr Hanafin Reappointed To St John’s For Further Six Years

June 28, 2014 at 9:18 am Comments are Disabled

FR. Seán Hanafin has been re-appointed to his present posting as Parish Priest in St John’s Tralee for a further six-year term. The announcement came following a re-shuffle of diocesan appointments by Bishop Ray Browne just before the weekend. Commenting on the appointments, Bishop Browne said parish life is healthy throughout […]

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Seventh Attack In Three Weeks On Nurses In KGH Psychiatric Unit

Seventh Attack In Three Weeks On Nurses In KGH Psychiatric Unit

June 27, 2014 at 4:07 pm Comments are Disabled

A NURSE was attacked by a patient in the psychiatric unit of KGH on Thursday, making it the seventh attack since June 7, according to a report in The Journal.ie The attack took place Thursday morning where a female patient struck a female nurse in the face and head. Cormac Williams, branch leader of the Psychiatric […]

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Five Ways To Entertain The Kids Around Tralee This Summer

Five Ways To Entertain The Kids Around Tralee This Summer

June 27, 2014 at 10:51 am Comments are Disabled

Click on above ad to enter a great competition! THE holidays are here! Yes, school’s out for summer with all primaries finishing up by today, so what in the name of God are you going to do with the kids for the next two months? With most youngsters possessing the […]

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At the Tralee Tidy Town's clean up on Castle Street were, from left: Joe Mannix, Ggreta O'Rourke, Gillian Wharton Slattery, Geaoroid Ryle, Stephen O'Brian, Ackie O'Rourke, Joan O'Regan.

Kings Of The Castle: Businesses’ Tidy Effort Continues

June 27, 2014 at 9:10 am Comments are Disabled

UPPER Castle Street was the next stop for the Tralee Tidy Towns team in their efforts to clean up our streets. With the help of some local businesses on the street, they did a clean up of the area yesterday morning. “Being on the high street in the centre of […]

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At the history of Ballymullen book launch at the library were the author Robert Tangney and his wife Evelyn Tangney.

Big Turnout For ‘History Of Ballymullen Barracks’ Book Launch

June 26, 2014 at 10:50 am Comments are Disabled

Click on above ad for more A LARGE crowd came to the launch of the book, ‘The History of Ballymullen Barracks’, in Tralee library on Tuesday night. The author is Kerry County Council employee, Robert Tangney, who decided to write it in his late father Denis’s honour. Denis, who hailed from the area, had said he […]

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Schooldays Revisited For Balloonagh’s Class of 1997

Schooldays Revisited For Balloonagh’s Class of 1997

June 26, 2014 at 9:40 am Comments are Disabled

Click on above ad for more IT was the year the Spice Girls ruled the planet, Leo and Kate became megastars because of some boat movie and Princess Diana’s death shocked the world. But for the Class of 97, school was out for good as they graduated from Balloonagh Secondary. […]

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Mark Leen with his new concert DVD 'The Final Curtain' filmed at his farewell shows in the INEC back in January 2013. Photo by Dermot Crean

Mark’s Fans Face ‘The Final Curtain’ On Concert Film

June 26, 2014 at 9:36 am Comments are Disabled

Click on above ad for more IT’S been 18 months in the making but Mark Leen’s final shows as Emerald Elvis have finally made it to the small screen with the release of ‘The Final Curtain’ Concert DVD. Singer-songwriter Mark played three sell-out shows in the INEC in January 2013, […]

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Kerry Rose To Attend Fun Day At Oakview Childcare Centre

Kerry Rose To Attend Fun Day At Oakview Childcare Centre

June 26, 2014 at 9:26 am Comments are Disabled

IT should be an action-packed day at Oakview Village Childcare on Saturday when they hold a Fun Family Open Day. The Kerry Rose, Mary Hickey will on hand to raise the Green Flag at the centre at 3.15pm  and Kelliher’s Mills, Farm Garden and Pet Supplies will bring along baby chicks on […]

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Bridie Courtney of the Chernobyl Children's Foundation in the Austin Stacks clubhouse with some of the children who flew in from Belarus this week, from left: Valeteina Marosha, Anlina Hoza, Anstasia Ivashkeich, Diana Marosakao, Sabrina Biryna.

Belarus Girl Alina Keeps Up Family Link To Tralee

June 25, 2014 at 2:22 pm Comments are Disabled

THE Austin Stacks clubhouse was a hive of activity on Tuesday night as it hosted a party for children from Belarus as part of their annual holiday, thanks to the Chernobyl Children’s Fund. This year was made even more special by the arrival of Alina Moza, whose mother Natillia was one […]

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Racing Returns To Ballybeggan For The Festival

Racing Returns To Ballybeggan For The Festival

June 25, 2014 at 2:08 pm Comments are Disabled

Click on ad for more IT’S been six years since punters could enjoy horse racing during the Rose of Tralee International Festival, but there’s good news for race-goers because Ballybeggan Park will host the Kerry International Horse and Pony Racing Championship in August. Tralee Chamber Alliance has announced that the […]

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Kerry Library. Photo by Dermot Crean

Library Throws Down Summer Reading Challenge To Children

June 25, 2014 at 11:27 am Comments are Disabled

  Click on above ad for more TRALEE Library is welcoming children to participate in a fantastic adventure that will keep them reading throughout the school summer holidays, the Summer Reading Challenge. The Reading Challenge has a fantasy theme, called Mythical Maze. It will take young readers into a magical land where […]

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Eoin Kelliher, Financial Planning Partner (QFA) and Niall Hobbert of BTS Fitness at the 'Build A Better Business' run by the Kingdom Chapter of Business Network International at the Fels Point Hotel on Tuesday evening. Photo by Dermot Crean

Good Turnout For Networking Evening In Fels Point

June 25, 2014 at 10:57 am Comments are Disabled

Click on above ad for more THE ‘Build A Better Business’ networking evening generated much interest among the business community and was well attended in the Fels Point Hotel last night. The event was run by the Kingdom Chapter of Business Network International, which helps people generate new business through networking […]

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The Tralee Tidy Towns volunteers in Ashe Street about to start their clean up, Front from left: Greta O'Rourke, Joan O'Regan, Paula Duggen, Back row from left: Billy Baker and Marco Must. Photo by Gavin O'Connor.

Tidy Towns And Businesses To Clean Upper Castle Street

June 25, 2014 at 9:23 am Comments are Disabled

THE Tidy Towns team will be out again on Thursday, this time helping out the businesses in Upper Castle Street. After last Thursday’s great success on Rock Street, businesses are asked to come out to help volunteers between 10.30-11am for the second Business Street Clean. Later that evening the volunteers will meet up […]

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Photos: The Best Of The Tralee Sunshine On Social Media

Photos: The Best Of The Tralee Sunshine On Social Media

June 24, 2014 at 2:19 pm Comments are Disabled

Click on above ad for more WE have been spoiled with incredible weather over the two weeks, but with Met Eireann predicting rain tomorrow it looks like it could be all over for the moment. Over the past couple of weeks, many of you have taken to social media to show off […]

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Minister Launches New Phase Of Tralee-Fenit Greenway

Minister Launches New Phase Of Tralee-Fenit Greenway

June 24, 2014 at 12:15 pm Comments are Disabled

MINISTER of State at the Department of for Transport, Tourism and Sport, Alan Kelly, was in town last Friday to  officially launch the new Phase of the Tralee-Fenit Greenway (Casements Railway Station-Rock Street section) as part of the National Cycle Network. The launch was held in the green area of Casement’s Avenue and while there […]

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Andrea Hogan, with her children Saoirse and Brian, promoting the Breast Cancer Fundraiser which takes place in McElligott's Ardfert on Friday night. Photo by Dermot Crean

Community Comes Together For Andrea’s Fundraiser

June 24, 2014 at 10:46 am 2 comments

Click on above ad for more THE Ardfert community has come together to help a woman, recently diagnosed with breast cancer, to raise funds for the Breast Cancer Care Unit in Cork University Hospital. Ardfert mother of two, Andrea Hogan (36), turned the news of her diagnosis into a positive […]

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Kilflynn Festival Will Be Enchanting For Children

Kilflynn Festival Will Be Enchanting For Children

June 24, 2014 at 9:22 am Comments are Disabled

Click on ad for more KILFLYNN will host the most magical event of the summer this coming weekend in the shape of the Kilflynn Enchanted Fairy Festival. The Kilflynn Fairy Council are inviting all children and adults to come to the event to celebrate the International Year of the Family. On Saturday there will […]

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‘Morning Ireland’ Comes Looking For Good News In Kerry

‘Morning Ireland’ Comes Looking For Good News In Kerry

June 24, 2014 at 9:22 am Comments are Disabled

RTÉ Radio 1’s flagship news programme, Morning Ireland, is coming to Kerry and is looking to bring interesting, unheard stories and voices to the station’s listeners. Reporter Cian McCormack is travelling on his bike for two weeks in July stopping in towns, villages and communities from Cork to Kerry to Donegal along the […]

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Molly and Aoife Sheehy at the Country Flowers stand at the Transition Kerry mini-village in the Town Park on Saturday. Photo by Gavin O'Connor

Mini-Village Springs Up In The Park For Féile na mBláth

June 23, 2014 at 3:46 pm Comments are Disabled

ANYONE in the Town Park at the weekend would have stumbled upon a mini-village filled with eco-friendly smells and sounds. “We’ve set up a Transition Village here, where we have cooking demonstrations, homemade ice-cream, local artists and herbalists displaying their work,” said  Niamh Ní Dhúill of Transition Kerry. “We’re trying to […]

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Riadh Mahmoudi, Dublin with Imed Eddine Abnoun and Nabila Abnoun at the Kerry Islamic Outreach Society's Discover Islam open day at the Brandon Hotel on Saturday. Photo by Dermot Crean

Learning About Islam At The Brandon

June 23, 2014 at 2:52 pm Comments are Disabled

THERE was a steady stream of visitors to the Brandon Hotel on Saturday for the second annual Discover Islam open day. Organised by the Kerry Islamic Outreach Society, the event had a number of stands detailing what Islam is all about and telling of the Society’s work in the community. “It’s […]

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St Ita's and St Joseph's student, Catherine Moriarty is congratulated by young friends after her certificate was presented to her by Kerry GAA stars Darran O'Sullivan and Kieran Donaghy. Also included is Principal Grace Sheehan. Photo by Dermot Crean

GAA Stars Hand Out Awards In St Ita’s And St Joseph’s

June 23, 2014 at 12:13 pm Comments are Disabled

SOME special guests turned up at St Ita’s and St Joseph’s School in Balloonagh on Friday for their annual graduation ceremony. Inter-county GAA stars, Kieran Donaghy and Darran O’Sullivan were on hand to make presentations to graduating pupils at the school who received FETAC qualifications and Leaving Certificate awards in […]

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Kieran Donaghy with his Kerry Blue Terrier, Bailey, who won the Cutest Puppy and Best Puppy categories in the Féile na mBláth Dog Show on Saturday in the Town Park. Photo by Dermot Crean

Puppy Love: The New Star In The Donaghy Family

June 22, 2014 at 12:21 pm Comments are Disabled

  Click on above ad for more KERRY footballer Kieran Donaghy got his weekend off to a winning start when his puppy claimed two prizes in a dog show yesterday. ‘Bailey’, the Donaghy’s three month old Kerry Blue Terrier, won Best Puppy and Cutest Puppy in the Féile na mBláth […]

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Stephanie Schwenn and Lara Albert, au pairs from Germany but staying in Abbeydorney and Lixnaw at the Celebration of Light event in aid of Recovery Haven at Banna Beach on Friday evening. Photo by Dermot Crean

Video: Hundreds Attend ‘Celebration Of Light’ Event In Banna

June 21, 2014 at 10:11 am Comments are Disabled

Click on above ad for more ABOUT 200 people turned up on beautiful Banna Beach on Friday evening for the ‘Celebration of Light’. The event, which is one of the Recovery Haven’s biggest fundraisers of the year, is held to give an opportunity for all those whose lives have been […]

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Kerry GAA Stars Get Baking For Charity

Kerry GAA Stars Get Baking For Charity

June 21, 2014 at 10:10 am Comments are Disabled

Click on ad for more A CHARITY bake sale took place in the Tralee branch of Ulster Bank on Friday as part of their ‘One Week in June’ nationwide fundraiser. The Tralee branch decided to do a bake sale where staff members including Kerry footballers Kieran Donaghy and Darran O’Sullivan provided the […]

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Photos: Children Display Their Talent In Féile na mBláth Art Competition

Photos: Children Display Their Talent In Féile na mBláth Art Competition

June 20, 2014 at 6:50 pm Comments are Disabled

CHILDREN from all over town gathered in the Kerry Group Marquee on Friday morning for the presentation  of prizes in the Féile na mBláth art competition. Hundreds of schoolchildren took part and Chairman of the Féile na mBláth Committee, Johnnie Wall, ably assisted by committee members, Caroline Toal and Mary […]

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Mural Depicting Listellick School Down The Years Nears Completion

Mural Depicting Listellick School Down The Years Nears Completion

June 20, 2014 at 4:24 pm Comments are Disabled

LISTELLICK Primary School are about to celebrate their 150th anniversary and a mural depicting the schoolhouses throughout its history is expected to be completed next week. It’s one of a number of ways the school is celebrating the milestone, which includes releasing  a book which charts the history of the school from […]

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Trish Donovan with Ned, Tom and Billy, Killarney with the Red Cross Bear at the Teddy Bears Picnic at Féile na mBláth on Friday morning in the Town Park. Photo by Dermot Crean

VIDEO: Fanzini Thrills And Teddy Bears Picnic Entertains Kids At Féile

June 20, 2014 at 3:22 pm Comments are Disabled

THE Feile na mBláth festival got off to a fantastic start on Friday morning, where the focus was on children’s entertainment. Families and children from Montessori schools from all over town, gathered in the specially erected tent in the Town Park where a Teddy Bears Picnic kicked off the festival. […]

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VIDEO: What’s On This Weekend With Danielle

VIDEO: What’s On This Weekend With Danielle

June 20, 2014 at 9:38 am Comments are Disabled

Click on above ad for more THIS weekend sees a packed schedule of events for Féile na mBláth as Danielle Courtney found out when she spoke to County Tourism Officer, John Griffin. Danielle also speaks to the Recovery Haven’s, Siobhan McSweeney, about the ‘Celebration of Light’ fundraiser which takes place […]

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Sun To Shine On Féile na mBláth This Weekend

Sun To Shine On Féile na mBláth This Weekend

June 19, 2014 at 4:45 pm Comments are Disabled

WITH the glorious weather we’re having, it’s set up to be a fantastic weekend in town for Féile na mBláth which kicks off on Friday morning. Young, old – and those of us in between – are all catered for in the annual festival which runs until Sunday. And what an array of attractions it […]

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Bord Says No To Construction Of Large Estate At Caherwisheen

Bord Says No To Construction Of Large Estate At Caherwisheen

June 19, 2014 at 2:47 pm Comments are Disabled

PLANS for a large new estate at Caherwisheeen have been shot down by An Bord Pleanala. The planning body has refused permission for the major housing development proposed by O’Flynn Construction Company Limited to construct 98 residential units and a crèche at Caherwisheen and Skehanagh. The planning permission was previously refused by […]

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