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Presentation Girls To Fly The Flag For Kerry At National Enterprise Awards

Presentation Girls To Fly The Flag For Kerry At National Enterprise Awards

March 22, 2015 at 10:57 am Comments are Disabled

TWO Tralee students will represent Kerry in the Social Media category at the National Student Enterprise Awards next month and they need your help to win. Lauren Kelly and Maria Daly, Transition Year students at Presentation Secondary School Tralee, founded ‘Instant Cuimhne’ back in October and the mini-company has really taken […]

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Presentation Secondary School students Sarah Gavaghan and Isabel O'Donoghue at the Kerry LEO Student Enterprise Awards at the ITT on Friday. Photo by Gavin O'Connor

PHOTOS: More From The Kerry LEO Student Enterprise Awards

March 22, 2015 at 9:44 am Comments are Disabled

YESTERDAY we told you about the winners of Kerry Local Enterprise Office (LEO) Student Enterprise awards held at the ITT on Friday (click here for previous story and photos). In total there was over 50 stands from schools all over the county with projects ranging from cookbooks to mobile accessories, entries embracing ever-changing technology and ones with a nod […]

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Councillor Terry O'Brien and Mayor of Tralee Jim Finucane with Miss O'Sullivans Holy Family National School sixth class, front from left: Terry O'Brien, Yuxi Mzhang, Niall Fitzmaurice, Matthew Brown and Eoin McDonald. Back: James O'Halloran, Brandon Ndebele, Liam McGee, Johnathan Kerry, Vincent Mulligan, Robert Kerins, Usman Butt and Michelle O'Sullivan. Photo by Gavin O'Connor.

Holy Family Pupils Produce Calendar Of Tralee Past And Present

March 21, 2015 at 11:41 am Comments are Disabled

SIXTH class Holy Family National School students are keeping in touch with the past while also trying to turn a profit. As part of a Junior Young Entrepreneur initiative, Miss O’Sullivan sixth class students have produced an events calendar – showing what’s coming up in the Kingdom – which shows of photos […]

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CBS The Green students Shane Foley, Killian O'Riordan, Eoin Greaney and Kieran Dwyer at the Kerry LEO Student Enterprise Awards at the ITT on Friday. Photo by Gavin O'Connor

PHOTOS: Teenagers Show Business Savvy At Annual Student Enterprise Awards

March 21, 2015 at 11:26 am Comments are Disabled

CASTLEGREGORY and Killorglin students were the big winners at this year’s County Final of the Kerry Local Enterprise Office Annual Student Enterprise Awards on Friday, in the Institute of Technology. Tralee schools’ entrants were among the incredible 58 mini-businesses set up by over 180 second level school students involved in the competition which promotes business idea development, structure, sourcing of finance, […]

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Rose Festival And County Council Nominated For National Tourism Awards

Rose Festival And County Council Nominated For National Tourism Awards

March 21, 2015 at 11:20 am Comments are Disabled

THE Rose of Tralee Festival has been nominated for an Irish Tourism Industry Award next month in the Best Festival/Event Experience Category. It’s one of four nominations, in various categories, for Kerry organisations at the ceremony which takes place on April 24 at the DoubleTree by Hilton Dublin. The Festival faces stiff […]

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Major Increase In Energy Efficiency Grants For Kerry Householders

Major Increase In Energy Efficiency Grants For Kerry Householders

March 21, 2015 at 11:18 am Comments are Disabled

  THE Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland (SEAI) has announced a boost in the level of grants available to Kerry householders who want to undertake energy efficiency improvements. The cash value of every grant available to householders under the Government’s Better Energy Homes scheme has been increased by between 25-50%. In […]

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Anti-Eviction Taskforce Protests At Tralee Court

Anti-Eviction Taskforce Protests At Tralee Court

March 21, 2015 at 11:15 am Comments are Disabled

  IF you were passing the courthouse on Thursday you may have seen people carrying a banner on the steps. It was part of a protest by a Kerry group, called the ‘Anti-Eviction Taskforce’, against the  repossession of people’s homes across the country. Barry McCarthy of the Anti-Eviction Taskforce, told TraleeToday.ie that […]

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Character Created By Abbeydorney Man’s Company To Feature On Stamp

Character Created By Abbeydorney Man’s Company To Feature On Stamp

March 20, 2015 at 3:35 pm Comments are Disabled

  A CHARACTER created by a former Tralee CBS student’s company is featured as part of a four stamp set that has been released today by An Post. John Rice, originally from Abbeydorney, who is the CEO of Jam Media will have the character ‘Roy’ from his 2009 animation featured on […]

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PHOTOS: Irish Air Corps Take Stunning Photos Of Kerry Coastline

PHOTOS: Irish Air Corps Take Stunning Photos Of Kerry Coastline

March 20, 2015 at 12:09 pm 2 comments

WE’VE brought you drone footage of our wonderful coastline in the last couple of weeks, but now our defence forces have come up with more great shots. We recently stumbled across some absolutely breathtaking photos that had been taken over the last year by the Irish Air Corps. The photos feature landmarks from […]

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Ballybunion Golf Club’s Old Course Greens To Get €1.5m Makeover

Ballybunion Golf Club’s Old Course Greens To Get €1.5m Makeover

March 20, 2015 at 11:59 am Comments are Disabled

MANY Tralee people who enjoy golfing in Ballybunion will see some big changes to the greens by this time next year. Almost 300 members attending a Special General Meeting at Ballybunion Golf Club on Thursday night voted on a proposal by the club’s Management Committee to strip all eighteen greens on the famous […]

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PHOTOS: Tralee Reacts To ‘That’ Solar Eclipse On Social Media

PHOTOS: Tralee Reacts To ‘That’ Solar Eclipse On Social Media

March 20, 2015 at 11:40 am Comments are Disabled

WELL, that was a bit of an anti-climax. The much-anticipated ‘Solar Eclipse’ that had dominated the column inches of every newspaper, the airwaves and sent social media into a spin over the last week has come and gone in Tralee and was like a particularly dull spring morning. It was drizzly and the cloud […]

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AUDIO: Linguistics Expert Travels Country Comparing Accents…Including Kerry’s

AUDIO: Linguistics Expert Travels Country Comparing Accents…Including Kerry’s

March 20, 2015 at 10:40 am Comments are Disabled

AFTER recently being called the ‘jewel in the Irish accent crown’ (click here), we’ve come across another accent-related story. In his quest to study the different accents and regional dialects of those in our fair country, one Raymond Hickey travelled around to all 32 counties and recorded people from both an urban […]

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Tralee Woman To Appear On ‘Don’t Tell The Bride’ Tonight

Tralee Woman To Appear On ‘Don’t Tell The Bride’ Tonight

March 19, 2015 at 2:27 pm Comments are Disabled

  A FORMER student of Presentation Secondary School will be seen entering into a civil partnership in a casino tonight on the hit RTÉ show ‘Don’t Tell The Bride’. The show, which will air at 9pm on RTE2, will feature Nora Dennehy, originally from Hawley Park, and her partner Katriona Hourihan who entered […]

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NEWS FEATURE: Vital Bus Service Is ‘Better Than Any Therapy’

NEWS FEATURE: Vital Bus Service Is ‘Better Than Any Therapy’

March 19, 2015 at 11:10 am 1 comment

TraleeToday.ie’s Fergus Dennehy travelled on the Kerry Cork Health Link Bus this week and spoke to people for whom the service is vital for many reasons… MONDAY morning. It’s 7.45am, the air is cold and the eyes are sleepy as I wait near McDonald’s in Rathass for the arrival of a service that, until […]

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Tadhg Kennelly Inducted Into Sydney Swans Hall Of Fame

Tadhg Kennelly Inducted Into Sydney Swans Hall Of Fame

March 19, 2015 at 9:48 am Comments are Disabled

AS if he hasn’t enough accolades! The great Tadhg Kennelly received yet another honour on Wednesday night when he was inducted into the Sydney Swans’ Hall of Fame. In front of a crowd of more than 650 guests at Sydney’s The Star Event Centre, the Listowel man, who won a […]

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Higgins Waste

Pay By Weight System To Transform Waste Collection In Tralee

March 18, 2015 at 12:40 pm 2 comments

A NEW pay by weight bin collection system is set to come into play in Tralee on April 13. Due to EU regulations and government policy, Higgins Waste who have the contract for bin collection services in Tralee, are introducing what they term a ‘Weigh Less – Pay Less’ system. Letters have been […]

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Kerry Right2Water Put On Buses For Dublin Protest

Kerry Right2Water Put On Buses For Dublin Protest

March 18, 2015 at 12:33 pm Comments are Disabled

  A MAJOR anti-water charges protest will take place on this Saturday, March 21 in Dublin and Kerry Right2water will lay on buses from Tralee. The protest is being put on to mark the first Irish Water bills to be sent on April 1. Buses will be leaving Killarney at 7am and […]

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VIDEO/PHOTOS: Thousands Enjoy St Patrick’s Day Parade In Glorious Sunshine

VIDEO/PHOTOS: Thousands Enjoy St Patrick’s Day Parade In Glorious Sunshine

March 17, 2015 at 4:54 pm Comments are Disabled

WELL it couldn’t have been a better day now, could it? Thousands of people turned out in the glorious sunshine in Tralee to watch the annual St Patrick’s Day parade in what many described as one of the biggest crowds ever for the March event. Starting just after noon, there […]

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Gallant Tralee CBS Side Lose Out In Frewen Cup Final

Gallant Tralee CBS Side Lose Out In Frewen Cup Final

March 17, 2015 at 10:54 am Comments are Disabled

U16 1/2 Munster Final – Frewen Cup St Brendan’s Killarney 1-13 Tralee CBS 1-9 Tralee CBS came closer than the scoreline suggests to overcoming favourites St Brendan’s Killarney in a hard fought game in Fitzgerald Stadium on Monday afternoon. The Sem, anchored by six players who had been part of their […]

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At the Fashion Fusion launch at the Fels Point Hotel were, from left: Collate Nolan, Katrina Lucid, Ilene Whelan, Kristin McKenzie Vass, Orla  Diffily and John Lucid. Photo by Gavin O'Connor.

Fashion Night To Help Family Who Lost Everything In House Fire

March 17, 2015 at 10:42 am Comments are Disabled

A FASHION fundraiser will be held next month to help a family who lost their home in a fire near Ballyheigue in November. The Duggans from Kerry Head were out when a fire engulfed their home on November 28 leaving them with nothing. Now, a fundraising campaign is under way to get them back on […]

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Tralee Looks To London To Create Business Links

Tralee Looks To London To Create Business Links

March 17, 2015 at 10:40 am Comments are Disabled

TRALEE Chamber Alliance have teamed up with the Kerry Association of London and will co-host a business networking event here in town on Saturday, March 21. The aim of the event is to try and create more business links between the British capital and our own capital here in Kerry. The […]

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Veronica Kelly of Tralee Lions Club and Garda Irene Riordan launch the Message in a Bottle Campaign.

Lions Club Looking To Help Save Lives With New Initiative

March 17, 2015 at 10:37 am Comments are Disabled

TRALEE LIONS Club have launched a  new life saving initiative called ‘Message in a Bottle’. ‘Message in a Bottle’ is an information system which has the full co-operation of the emergency services and local GP’s and pharmacies. The scheme works like this; if the emergency services are ever called to your home, […]

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At the Irish Tourism Awards were, from left: Dr David McCormick, Centre Ecologist, Joanie O’Connor, Centre Manager, and James Chilton Irish Responsible Tourism.

Tralee Wetlands Wins Silver At National Tourism Awards Ceremony

March 17, 2015 at 10:30 am Comments are Disabled

TRALEE Bay Wetlands won a silver award for ‘Best In A Marine or Environmental’ category at the Irish Responsible Tourism Awards. The team at the centre were delighted to be presented with the award in this category on Wednesday night last at the Radisson Blue in Dublin. Dolphin Watch in Co Clare won the […]

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Killarney Couple Collects A Cool €207,000 After Euromillions Win

Killarney Couple Collects A Cool €207,000 After Euromillions Win

March 16, 2015 at 2:11 pm Comments are Disabled

  IT was a very happy Monday for a delighted married couple from Killarney, who popped into National Lottery offices in Dublin today to collect their prize of €207,424. They won this prize in the EuroMillions draw on Tuesday, March 10. The prize was a Match 5 plus Bonus prize […]

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Runners taking off at the start of the Tralee Half-Marathon on Sunday morning. Photo by Dermot Crean

VIDEO/PHOTOS: Runners Take Off In Marathons This Morning

March 15, 2015 at 12:15 pm Comments are Disabled

HUNDREDS of runners took off this morning in beautiful conditions for the Tralee Marathon and Half-Marathon. Over 350 people took off at 9am from Dunnes Stores in North Circular Road while hundreds more started the half-marathon at 10.15am from the roundabout at High Street. We were there to see the runners […]

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Dog Show After The Parade To Help Out Recovery Haven

Dog Show After The Parade To Help Out Recovery Haven

March 15, 2015 at 9:28 am Comments are Disabled

  IF you go to the town park on St. Patrick’s Day expecting to see a dog show, you’ll be barking up the right tree. Recovery Haven, in conjunction with dog trainer Ciss O’Connor are holding the event on Tuesday after the parade. Ciss, who has previously shown and won […]

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Tony Heffernan of Bumbleance and Mary Ferritter of Dingle Distillery at the Fels Point Hotel Corporate Evening on Thursday night. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Fels Point Hosts Early St Patrick’s Day Event For Corporate Clients

March 15, 2015 at 9:27 am Comments are Disabled

  THE Fels Point Hotel held an early St Patrick’s Day celebration on Thursday for its corporate clients. Guests enjoyed complementary food and drinks from Dingle Distillery – who were showcasing their gin and vodka products – and Classic Drinks with their craft beers and ciders. “It’s an evening to […]

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Fantastic Children’s Events Planned For Tír Na nÓg Festival

Fantastic Children’s Events Planned For Tír Na nÓg Festival

March 15, 2015 at 9:27 am Comments are Disabled

CHILDREN in Kerry can look forward to an amazing line-up of entertainment for the annual Tír Na nÓg Festival at Easter. It’s one of the main events that will be staged during the The festival take place this Easter Bank Holiday Weekend from Friday April 3 to Monday April 6. One of […]

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PHOTOS/VIDEO: St. Patrick’s Day Comes Early At Scoil Eoin

PHOTOS/VIDEO: St. Patrick’s Day Comes Early At Scoil Eoin

March 14, 2015 at 12:02 pm Comments are Disabled

ST Patrick’s Day came early for pupils and parents at Scoil Eoin, Ballonagh on Friday with the hosting of their annual pre-St. Patrick’s Day Parade. Held as part of Seachtain Na Gaeilge, the pupils, many wearing oversided leprechaun hats and holding inflatable hammers, danced and sang songs as gaeilge for parents and teachers alike. One […]

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Holy Family pupils taking part in the Gaelscoil Mhic Easmainn table quiz as part of Seachtain Na Gaeilge were, from left: Martin Vladev, Ciaran Collins, Robert Vasiu and Cormac Lynch. Photo by Gavin O'Connor.

PHOTOS: Gaelscoil Celebrates Seachtain Na Gaeilge With Other Schools At Table Quiz

March 14, 2015 at 12:00 pm Comments are Disabled

AS part of Seachtain na Gaeilge, Gaelscoil Mhic Easmainn invited other schools in the Tralee area to take part in a table quiz followed by a céili as part of their Seachtain na Gaeilge celebrations. The table quiz  questions were asked as Gaeilge, though that hasn’t bothered the other schools in […]

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