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New Hair Salon To Create Five New Full-Time Jobs In Tralee

New Hair Salon To Create Five New Full-Time Jobs In Tralee

May 18, 2015 at 11:50 am Comments are Disabled

  HAIRDRESSSER and entrepreneur Cathriona Rohan will open a new business in Tralee this week which is to create five full-time jobs and three part-time positions. The new salon, located on Mary Street, will open at 9.30am on Tuesday morning and will be open Tuesday through to Saturday every week. Cathriona, who has over […]

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Pitch & Putt Club Celebrates 40th Anniversary With Launch Of Youth Academy 2015

Pitch & Putt Club Celebrates 40th Anniversary With Launch Of Youth Academy 2015

May 18, 2015 at 10:18 am Comments are Disabled

TRALEE Pitch & Putt Club celebrates its 40th year anniversary this year and has just launched its 2015 Youth Academy. Since its inception  in 1975, Tralee Pitch & Putt club has provided the ideal sanctuary for countless youths of the town. The club was founded at the old Champhers (John […]

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Rockies Call On People To Support ‘Night At The Dogs’

Rockies Call On People To Support ‘Night At The Dogs’

May 17, 2015 at 11:37 am Comments are Disabled

  AUSTIN STACKS GAA club is again calling on people to support their upcoming ‘Rockie Night at the Dogs’ in aid of the ongoing development at their Connolly Park grounds. The event takes place on May 22 at the Kingdom Greyhound Stadium and is expected to be a mega night of fun, […]

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PHOTOS: #Tralee On Social Media This Week

PHOTOS: #Tralee On Social Media This Week

May 17, 2015 at 11:32 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 this week… (If you’d like a photo to feature just tag #Tralee in the photo and we’ll see it) Leslie Lausch, takes a fine photo. In this one […]

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Polly Gill, Rachel O'Brien, Clionagh Moynihan, Kendall Jenner and Clionagh Hayes after the Presentation Secondary School Graduation on Friday. Photo by Gavin O'Connor

PHOTOS: Presentation Girls Celebrate Graduation

May 17, 2015 at 11:06 am Comments are Disabled

PRESENTATION Secondary School sixth year students celebrated their graduation on Friday. Students, their families and teachers attended a mass in St John’s  Church to mark the event which was then followed by a reception in the school hall. There was also the added treat for the 120 girls when they got to […]

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Dylan Harnett, Brandon Boyle, Cian Kennedy, Henry Adedeji and Darragh Ryan at the CBS The Green Graduation night in the school gym on Thursday night. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: CBS The Green Students Enjoy Graduation Night

May 16, 2015 at 10:08 am Comments are Disabled

IT was a special evening in CBS The Green as the school held its annual graduation. Families of the 108 students who will take exams next month, were there to see the teenagers mark – what for most will be – the end of their schooldays. Special guest speaker was […]

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Members of Tralee Chess Club who won the Limerick Leader Munster Division 2 Cup, from left: Aland and Eric Salsac, John Keane, Paul Shanahan, Patrick O'Sullivan, Gerry Hurley and Sebastian Kalisea.

Tralee Chess Club Are Masters Of Munster

May 16, 2015 at 10:08 am Comments are Disabled

TRALEE Chess Club have been collecting silverware in the past week in the form of the Munster League Division 2 Trophy. A team from Tralee, were crowned champions last Saturday evening in Ennis, where they beat St Michael’s from Limerick 4-1. The victory means that Tralee Chess Club will play […]

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Ciara Drummey and Amy Scanlon at the CBS Primary School Fashion Show at the Ballyroe Heights Hotel on Thursday night. Photo by Michelle Culloty

PHOTOS: Almost 400 Watch CBS Primary Fashion Show

May 16, 2015 at 10:05 am Comments are Disabled

CBS Primary School held their first ever School Fashion show on Thursday night in Ballyroe Heights Hotel, and it surpassed all expectations. The ballroom was packed to capacity, with almost 400 people in attendance and they were thoroughly entertained from start to finish with a selection of fashion from 16 local […]

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Kerry Film Festival Looking For Entries For Short Film Competition

Kerry Film Festival Looking For Entries For Short Film Competition

May 16, 2015 at 10:04 am Comments are Disabled

  KERRY Film Festival (KFF) which will take place from October 21 to October 25, is on the look-out for entries for its short film competition in a number of categories Organisers of the festival are inviting entries in the areas of ‘Best Narrative’, ‘Best Documentary’, ‘Best Animated Film’ and […]

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Business Women From Kerry Invited To Attend Regional Event In Limerick

Business Women From Kerry Invited To Attend Regional Event In Limerick

May 16, 2015 at 10:03 am Comments are Disabled

  LOCAL business women will get the chance to extend their business network this month at the Regional Women in Business Networking event being held in Limerick on May 20. The Kerry Local Enterprise Office recently announced that the event will be taking place in the ‘Woodlands Hotel’ in Adare […]

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Parenting Seminar To Be Held At IT Tralee

Parenting Seminar To Be Held At IT Tralee

May 16, 2015 at 10:03 am Comments are Disabled

  A PARENTING seminar will be held in the ITT  which will reveal the secrets of thriving children, and how to know when your child is ready for school. The event is called ‘Parenting Our Children: Art & Science’ and will be held in the ‘Solas’ building of ITT on Saturday June 6. Sally […]

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Gardaí Investigate Break In At North Kerry School

Gardaí Investigate Break In At North Kerry School

May 15, 2015 at 4:55 pm Comments are Disabled

  A NORTH Kerry school was broken into last night, with money taken from a safe. Gardai are investigating the break-in at Causeway Comprehensive which is believed to have occurred at 12.30am. Three men are believed to be involved and a sum of cash was stolen from the safe. CCTV footage is being viewed […]

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Tom Moriarty, Nepal Childaid charity collector.

Tom Needs Help To Collect For Nepal Orphans On Saturday

May 15, 2015 at 3:03 pm Comments are Disabled

  A STREET collection for earthquake victims in Nepal will take in town on Saturday and the collection organiser is looking for volunteers. On April 25, a 7.9 magnitude earthquake hit Napal causing widespread devastation and a death toll estimated to be over 8000. While Nepal was still recovering, on Tuesday this […]

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Cycle Against Suicide Wins Europewide Charity Event Award

Cycle Against Suicide Wins Europewide Charity Event Award

May 15, 2015 at 2:49 pm Comments are Disabled

  THE ‘Cycle Against Suicide’ organisation last night received an award at the ‘Shannon Airport European Sport Tourism Summit And Awards’ in Limerick. The Shannon Group European Sport Tourism Awards attracted 200 nominees and took place last night at King Johns Castle, Limerick,  where the cycling group were given the ‘UL Charity Sport […]

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St Ita's St Joseph, staff with teachers from four European nations who visited the school as part of the Comenius initiative. Photo by Gavin O'Connor.

Teachers From All Over Europe Visit St Ita’s St Joseph’s

May 15, 2015 at 2:35 pm Comments are Disabled

  TEACHERS from four European countries visited St Ita’s St Joseph’s National School as part of a teacher exchange of ideas and best practice on Thursday. Twenty-four teachers from, Germany, Tenerife, Turkey, Belgium came to the school as part of a European Union educational project called ‘Building Bridges and Extending Horizons’. The […]

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The marridge referendum no campaign grope, Mother and Fathers Matter, with Tralee supporters. Photo by Gavin O'Connors.

‘No’ Vote Campaigners Bring Their Message To Town

May 15, 2015 at 12:00 pm Comments are Disabled

  TRALEE was one of stops for the no campaign group, Mothers and Fathers Matter, who are currently touring the country urging a ‘No’ vote in the upcoming same-sex marriage referendum next Friday. The group made the news on Tuesday after one of its young supporters suffered an allergic reaction after […]

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Porsche Convoy To Pass Through Tralee Next Week

Porsche Convoy To Pass Through Tralee Next Week

May 15, 2015 at 11:41 am Comments are Disabled

IF you see a trail of 50 flashy sports cars making its way out towards the Dingle road next week, we can tell you that, no, the Skellig Hotel is not hosting an American rapper’s stag party. No, these cars are from the people at Porsche Club Ireland who will be passing through Tralee next Thursday […]

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Ardfert NS Win National Final Of The ‘One Good Idea’ Competition

Ardfert NS Win National Final Of The ‘One Good Idea’ Competition

May 15, 2015 at 10:09 am Comments are Disabled

ARDFERT NS were recently announced as the winners of the national finals in the ‘One Good Idea’ competition in Dublin. Six children from third class in the school won the national competition in Dublin Castle on May 7 which was in association with the Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland. Pupils […]

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Planting the crabtreen in Pairc An Phiarsaigh on Monday. Photo by Dermot Crean

‘Inspired’ Idea To Plant Tree And Help Out Tidy Towns Effort

May 15, 2015 at 10:07 am Comments are Disabled

THE people at the Inspired Project have decided to get involved with the Tidy Towns effort this year and a special ceremony was held in Páirc An Phiarsaigh on Monday to kick off their efforts. Members of the Inspired group, Team Bramble, Tralee Chamber Alliance, Mayor Jim Finucane and well wishers […]

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Good News For Kerry As Forty New Jobs Are Created

Good News For Kerry As Forty New Jobs Are Created

May 15, 2015 at 9:36 am Comments are Disabled

FORTY new jobs, to be situated at a Killarney company, have been announced this morning worth an extra €2.4m to local economy. In all, 100 new jobs are to be created by Killarney based manufacturing and engineering group, Tricel, with 40 of these to be situated in the company’s headquarters in Killarney. The […]

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Recovery Haven Reaches Final Of Rural Innovation Awards

Recovery Haven Reaches Final Of Rural Innovation Awards

May 14, 2015 at 2:41 pm Comments are Disabled

  RECOVERY Haven Cancer Support House Kerry has reached the national finals of the Rural Innovation Awards. Eileen Comerford entered the competition on behalf of Recovery Haven, where there was an interview with Marie Kelly, Teagasc; Dr Finbarr Daly, Department of Agriculture and Rural Development (DARD) and Peter Young, Irish […]

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PHOTOS: Thank You Party Held As Part Of Volunteer Week

PHOTOS: Thank You Party Held As Part Of Volunteer Week

May 14, 2015 at 12:32 pm Comments are Disabled

  THE weather certainly got people in a celebratory mood as organisations and volunteers gathered in Tralee Bay Wetlands to celebrate their hard work on Wednesday. The event was all part of the ‘National Volunteer Week’ which is taking place this week. It encourages people to get out and involved in helping […]

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At the preliminary round of the Allianz Cumann a mBunscol table quiz in Holy Family National School, were from left: Matthew Browne, Gavin Burrows, Dean Farrell, Dylan Hurley and Adam Curren. Photo by Gavin O'Connor.

PHOTOS: Primary Schools Battle Out In Table Quiz

May 14, 2015 at 11:48 am Comments are Disabled

A PRELIMINARY round of the Allianz Cumann na mBunscol Table Quiz for national school children was held in Holy Family National School on Tuesday. The round was for schools located in the Tralee and St Brendan’s Board area with eight teams from, Holy Family, CBS Clounalour and Spa National Schools […]

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PHOTOS: The ‘Yes’ Bus Rolls Into Town

PHOTOS: The ‘Yes’ Bus Rolls Into Town

May 14, 2015 at 10:59 am Comments are Disabled

‘YES!’ was the call of the day heard around the Square as the ‘Yes Bus’ rolled into town ahead of the ‘Marriage Equality Referendum’ on May 22. Photographers and ‘Yes’ advocates who were armed with leaflets and badges were watched by a multitude of curious onlookers who had come over to […]

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Govt Plan For Super Fast Broadband In Rural Kerry

May 13, 2015 at 4:36 pm Comments are Disabled

OVER 50,000 premises in Kerry are set to get highspeed broadband as part of the government’s pledge to end the urban and rural digital divide. In Kerry, an estimated 5,700 kms of fibre cable will be rolled out which will bring speeds of 1000 Mb/s to homes across the county. […]

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Katie Taylor Set For Listowel Fight This Weekend

Katie Taylor Set For Listowel Fight This Weekend

May 13, 2015 at 4:14 pm Comments are Disabled

  OLYMPIC Gold medallist Katie Taylor will be hoping to take another step towards qualification for the 2016 Olympics in Rio when she fights in Listowel Community Centre this Saturday May 16. The people of Kerry are being encouraged to come and show their support for Katie as she goes toe to […]

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Taste Of Tralee Food Fair To Be Held In Manor This Weekend

May 13, 2015 at 12:17 pm Comments are Disabled

THE ‘Taste Of Tralee Food Fair’ will once again be hosted by Manor West Retail Park this weekend. The event will be taking place from 12pm to 6pm on Saturday, May 16 and Sunday, May 17 all in the main shopping Mall in Manor West Retail Park. Visitors will enjoy various samples […]

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Death Of Broadcaster And Former Host Of Rose Of Tralee

Death Of Broadcaster And Former Host Of Rose Of Tralee

May 13, 2015 at 12:13 pm Comments are Disabled

THE death has occurred of the broadcaster Derek Davis. Mr Davis, who was 67, was well-known on RTE is his many guises as newsreader and presenter on the national broadcaster and also presented the Rose of Tralee back in 1995 and 1996. Mr Davis was called upon at short notice to host […]

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PHOTOS: Spa Pupils Quiz Irish MEP On Visit To Tralee

PHOTOS: Spa Pupils Quiz Irish MEP On Visit To Tralee

May 13, 2015 at 10:52 am Comments are Disabled

IRELAND South MEP Deirdre Clune has praised students and teachers from Spa National School after a visit to the school this week. Ms Clune visited the school on Monday to speak to the students about her role as an MEP. The pupils of 6th Class are currently taking part in the […]

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Over €47,000 Allocated For KDYS Youth Centre In Denny Street

Over €47,000 Allocated For KDYS Youth Centre In Denny Street

May 13, 2015 at 10:05 am Comments are Disabled

A SUM of €47,935 has been allocated for KDYS Youth Centre, in Denny Street, for roof works and electrical/mechanical upgrades. Fine Gael TD for Kerry and Minister of State with Responsibility for the Diaspora, Jimmy Deenihan, has warmly welcomed the funding. “The announcement of this significant funding is a fantastic boost for […]

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