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Gardaí Warn Public About Bogus Callers

Gardaí Warn Public About Bogus Callers

January 26, 2015 at 2:35 pm Comments are Disabled

  GARDAÍ are warning householders that there are still people claiming to be from the local authorities going around saying  they need to check gas, power or water supplies. The bogus callers normally target areas where there is a large amount of elderly people living. What happens is the elderly person […]

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At the Kerry GAA Supporters Club annual social were, from left: Mary Claire McCarthy with Kieran Donaghy, Eamonn Fitzmaurice and Peter Crowley. Photo by Gavin O'Connor.

Kerry GAA Supporters Club Celebrates Its 25th Anniversary With Sam And Tommy

January 26, 2015 at 12:10 pm Comments are Disabled

THE Kerry Supporters Club came together on Saturday night in the Ballygarry House Hotel, to celebrate a successful year on pitch for Kerry teams and 25 years as an organisation following the green and gold the length and breath of the country. The silver jubilee gala event was made even more […]

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A Glimpse Into The Past With Colourised Photos From Tralee In The 1930s

A Glimpse Into The Past With Colourised Photos From Tralee In The 1930s

January 26, 2015 at 11:46 am Comments are Disabled

A COLLECTION of colourised photographs from the 1930s have emerged to allow us a rare glimpse into Tralee’s past. We found a story posted yesterday by IrishCentral.com about a collection of colourised  photos by American photographer Branson De Cou. He took a series of images – while travelling around Ireland in the early to mid-1930s – originally […]

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Trad Music Fans To Converge On ‘The Gathering Festival’.

Trad Music Fans To Converge On ‘The Gathering Festival’.

January 25, 2015 at 11:08 am Comments are Disabled

IF traditional music is your thinh, then mark your calendars from February 18-22 as the Gleneagle Hotel prepares to host the return of the ’16th Gathering Traditional Festival.’ A host of people from home and abroad are expected to descend on Killarney for the four day festival with a jam […]

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1st Place Winner
Nature and the Environment 2015, Domnick Walsh

Whats the weather like outside Mum by Domnick Walsh

Mary and Margaret Dennehy of Ballylongford stand by as Dad Michael fights to keep water out of the home following high tides and storm force winds

Tralee Photographer Domnick Walsh Wins At PPAI Awards

January 24, 2015 at 9:59 am 2 comments

THE photography ‘Oscars’ took place in Dublin last night and a well known local man took home one of the top prizes. Domnick Walsh won first prize in the Nature and Environment section for his photo ‘What’s The Weather Like Outside Mum?’ at the Press Photographers Association of Ireland (PPAI) Awards. The […]

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The Wailing Wall: Council Needs To Go Back To One Charge For All Services

The Wailing Wall: Council Needs To Go Back To One Charge For All Services

January 24, 2015 at 9:49 am 1 comment

  Johnnie Wall believes Kerry County Council needs to take the power back when it comes to charges for local services…  WHEN we bought our house back in 1970, the biggest costs we had to bear every year was our mortgage and our rates. The rates at that time for […]

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Some of the 2nd year, Creative Writing for Digital Media students in IT Tralee, front row, from left: Audrey Houlihan, Lianne Ahern, Sharon Cahill, Stephen Roche, Cayleigh Chan. Back row: Conor McCarthy, Jack Godley, Eamonn Hickson, David Rusk and Rosie Browne. Photo by GavinO'Connor.

Students Try To Persuade People To Get Creative On Their Course

January 23, 2015 at 3:02 pm Comments are Disabled

IT’S the time of year when leaving cert students CAO decisions weigh heavily on their minds. The students of one course particular course at IT Tralee are trying to persuade LC students to choose their course, as they’re afraid the course is in danger of being discontinued in the future. The uptake for […]

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Irish Independent Data Predicts Increased House Prices In Tralee This Year

Irish Independent Data Predicts Increased House Prices In Tralee This Year

January 23, 2015 at 2:27 pm Comments are Disabled

DATA collected by the Irish Independent shows that there is a critical shortage of rental properties in Tralee and that house prices will rise as new jobs come on stream in the county capital this year from the reopening of new hotels, resulting in increased demand. According to the figures […]

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Gaelcholáiste Chiarraí teachers on strike were from, left: Elma Nh Uilleabhain, Karen Ni Artaigh, Eddie Murchu, Honor Ni Cgloinn. Photo by Gavin O'Connor.

PHOTOS: Tralee Schoolteachers United On The Picket Line

January 23, 2015 at 2:06 pm Comments are Disabled

TEACHERS of Tralee’s secondary schools joined 27,000 other educators across the country on strike yesterday because of plans to reform the Junior Cert cycle. The teachers unions, ASTI and TUI are unhappy with plans to make their teachers assess 40% of the work of their own students. Continued below… Thursday’s industrial action followed […]

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New Poster Issues Rockies Rallying Cry

New Poster Issues Rockies Rallying Cry

January 23, 2015 at 10:42 am Comments are Disabled

THE Stacks faithful have released more details of travel arrangements for their All-Ireland semi-final match in Portlaoise next month in a new poster published today. The poster shows club players, management and stalwarts in a golden ring with the words of the ‘Celtic Symphony’ gracing the bottom – “We’re on the […]

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At the Mercy Mounthawk, Mark Doe cookery demonstration were, from left:  Elanor Maloney, Kate Barry, Pauleen Lynch and Isabelle Lynch. Photo by Gavin O'Connor.

PHOTOS: Healthy Turnout For Mercy Mounthawk Cooking Event

January 22, 2015 at 11:27 am Comments are Disabled

IT’S that time of year when many people are watching their waistlines, so to help people on their quest for a healthier new year, a cookery demonstration took place in the Ballyroe Heights Hotel on Wednesday. Proceeds on the night were in aid of the new Mercy Mounthawk extension fund and well-known chef […]

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CBS Primary School Helps To ‘PowerKindness’ For The Soup Kitchen

CBS Primary School Helps To ‘PowerKindness’ For The Soup Kitchen

January 22, 2015 at 11:13 am Comments are Disabled

A LOCAL primary school has helped to ‘Power Kindness’ by collecting winter clothing for those in need at the Tralee soup kitchen. Michelle Culloty, a teacher from CBS Primary School, along with her very helpful pupils, staff members and generous parents, recently set out to help the Tralee Soup Kitchen by […]

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Chamber Urges People To Make A Resolution To Shop Local This Year

Chamber Urges People To Make A Resolution To Shop Local This Year

January 22, 2015 at 10:41 am Comments are Disabled

JANUARY has nearly passed and many New Year’s Resolutions have already been broken but Tralee Chamber Alliance are encouraging  Tralee people to do five simple things to help boost the local economy in 2015. They’ve made five suggestions that could help businesses in Tralee prosper this year as they online below: “1. […]

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Six Kerry TDs Earned Almost €3m In Just Over Three Years

Six Kerry TDs Earned Almost €3m In Just Over Three Years

January 21, 2015 at 10:33 pm 1 comment

  KERRY’S six TDs have received almost €3m in salaries and expenses since their election to the Dail in March 2011, to July of 2014, according to a report by the RTE Investigations Unit. Five of the TDs received over half a million euro each. Kerry South Fine Gael Brendan Griffin earned […]

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Ballygarry House Hotel Makes Prestigious Top Five Hotels In Ireland List

Ballygarry House Hotel Makes Prestigious Top Five Hotels In Ireland List

January 21, 2015 at 4:51 pm Comments are Disabled

BALLYGARRY House Hotel has been named in the Top 5 Hotels in Ireland in  the annual Tripadvisor Travellers’ Choice Awards 2015. The Tralee hotel came in at No.5 in the list which was topped by Harvey’s Point in Donegal. There were no fewer than six other Kerry hotels listed in the Top […]

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Mary To Share The Couch With Dáithí And Maura On RTE’s ‘Today’ Show

Mary To Share The Couch With Dáithí And Maura On RTE’s ‘Today’ Show

January 21, 2015 at 2:17 pm Comments are Disabled

TRALEETODAY.IE’S  beauty columnist has just secured a regular slot on RTE’s flagship afternoon programme. Mary O’Donnell will grace our screens on a fortnightly basis with Dáithí O Sé and Maura Derrane on the ‘Today’ show talking about all things beauty-related. “I’m absolutely thrilled with it,” said Mary. “There was a lot of people […]

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At the cheque handover from money raised by the Mercy Mounthawk, Students v Teachers, Mark Maloney,Giles Appleby 
Back Megan Kennedy, Gavin Kennedy,Keith O'Flaherty,Ted Moynihan,Kerry Hospice,Olivia Dineen (teacher), Michael Daly,Mary Ann Sullivan, Donagh O'Brien

Mounthawk Teachers v Students Match Raises Money For Palliative Care Unit

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

  THERE was a chance for students of Mercy Mounthawk to get a bit of revenge back on teachers for all that homework, when they held an indoor soccer match in aid of the Palliative Care Unit in Kerry General Hospital last week. The students and staff raised €200 for the charity […]

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Unfinished Apartments Off The Oakpark Road Sold

Unfinished Apartments Off The Oakpark Road Sold

January 21, 2015 at 11:02 am Comments are Disabled

A BLOCK of unfinished apartments in Tralee, which had an asking price of €120,000, has been sold. The 12 two-bed apartments on the Oakpark Road are located in the residential area that is adjacent to the IT Tralee North Campus. They were marketed by agents Sherry Fitzgerald Stephenson Crean as an investment opportunity […]

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Woman Hopes To Track Down Ring Lost 44 Years Ago In The Brandon

Woman Hopes To Track Down Ring Lost 44 Years Ago In The Brandon

January 21, 2015 at 10:41 am Comments are Disabled

A WOMAN who lost her US high school ring in The Mount Brandon Hotel nearly 44 years ago is appealing to the people of Tralee to help her find it. Laura O’Brien (nee Gleeson), originally from New York, was a boarder in a secondary school in Limerick in 1970/71. While on […]

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Teachers from Coláiste Gleann Lí in Clash, Ciara Walsh, Mike Quirke, Anthony Dineen, Norma Breen, Ann-Marie O'Kelly and John Joe Roche  taking part in the official strike on Tuesday. Photo by Dermot Crean

Tralee Teachers To Strike Again This Thursday

January 21, 2015 at 9:55 am Comments are Disabled

  SECONDARY school teachers are preparing to take to the picket lines again this Thursday. Teachers from the ASTI and TUI will take part in the second one day strike in protest over aspects of the framework for Junior Cycle proposals. Thousands of students stayed at home on Tuesday, December 2, as schools around […]

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IMF Boss Wears €35 Rose Of Tralee Brooch On Visit…With Her €7,000 Hermes Bag Of Course

IMF Boss Wears €35 Rose Of Tralee Brooch On Visit…With Her €7,000 Hermes Bag Of Course

January 20, 2015 at 3:22 pm 1 comment

  THE Managing Director of the IMF was in Dublin yesterday to meet Enda Kenny and wore a Rose of Tralee brooch worth €35. Mind you, she did also carry a Hermes bag costing a whopping €7,000. IMF boss, Christine Legarde, who is known as somewhat of a ‘style icon’ wore the […]

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Acorn Life To Create 10 New Jobs Based At Tralee Office

Acorn Life To Create 10 New Jobs Based At Tralee Office

January 20, 2015 at 2:38 pm Comments are Disabled

  THERE was another jobs boost for Tralee today with the news that Acorn Life is to create 10 new jobs in Kerry. The financial services firm has an office in Ashe Street and the new employees will be operating out of there. The company opened new offices in Sligo […]

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Wave The Height Of Four Double-Decker Buses Recorded Off Kerry Coast Last Week

Wave The Height Of Four Double-Decker Buses Recorded Off Kerry Coast Last Week

January 20, 2015 at 11:31 am 1 comment

DURING the high and stormy seas of last week, a giant wave off the Kerry coast was picked up which was the second highest ever recorded in Irish seas. The wave was measured 16.9 metres at 10am, last Friday making it the second highest on record. The highest on record is a 19.1 […]

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Get Voting For Siamsa Tíre To Win An IMRO ‘Munster Live Music Venue’ Awards

Get Voting For Siamsa Tíre To Win An IMRO ‘Munster Live Music Venue’ Awards

January 20, 2015 at 11:09 am Comments are Disabled

OUR very own Siamsa Tíre has been nominated for the IMRO Munster Live Music Venue 2014 and you can play your part in edging them towards success. They face stiff competition from the other nominees, Dolan’s Limerick, Coughlan’s in Cork, De Barra’s Clonakilty, and University Concert Hall, Limerick. The IMRO […]

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Members of the Ballymacelligott Community Employment Scheme who are currently working on the Blennerville Windmill sails were front row, from left: Eamonn Bradley, Donal Daly, Maurice Flynn, Maurice Roach and Joe Moynihan: Back row: Jack O'Sullivan, John Brosnan and Dan Reidy. Photo by Gavin O'Connor.

Blennerville Windmill Sails To Return For April

January 20, 2015 at 10:59 am Comments are Disabled

RESTORATION work on Blennerville windmill is almost near completion, it is hoped the sails which were taken down last November will be back up by March/April, just in time for the tourist season. The iconic windmill hasn’t looked itself over the last few months without its sails which were taken […]

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Austin Stacks And ‘Terrace Talk’ Pick Up Awards At Croke Park

Austin Stacks And ‘Terrace Talk’ Pick Up Awards At Croke Park

January 20, 2015 at 10:41 am Comments are Disabled

THERE was success for Austin Stacks and Radio Kerry in Croke Park over the weekend when delegations from the club and radio station picked up their McNamee awards. The GAA McNamee Awards are held annually to honour excellence in the area of communications, public relations and journalism, specifically related to the activities […]

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New Jobs Created As Irish TV’s Munster Office Opens At Kerry Technology Park

New Jobs Created As Irish TV’s Munster Office Opens At Kerry Technology Park

January 19, 2015 at 3:24 pm Comments are Disabled

IRISH TV’s new Munster regional hub in Tralee was officially launched by Minister for Diaspora Affairs Jimmy Deenihan on Monday afternoon. Twenty new jobs will be created with the opening of the offices at the Kerry Technology Park. Tralee man, Brian Hurley, has been appointed as Munster Regional Manager for Irish TV, responsible […]

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An Garda Síochána

Gardaí Warn Of Fake €20 Notes In Circulation

January 19, 2015 at 2:49 pm Comments are Disabled

GARDAí are asking members of the public to be on the lookout for fake €20 notes around the county and in Tralee. They are asking people to check their change to see if they turn up and have given tips on how to spot a genuine note. • Hold the note […]

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PHOTOS: Students Honoured At Kerry ETB Schools’ Awards Night

PHOTOS: Students Honoured At Kerry ETB Schools’ Awards Night

January 19, 2015 at 12:20 pm Comments are Disabled

STUDENTS from eight Kerry Education and Training Board (ETB) schools around Kerry were honoured at a special ceremony at the ITT on Friday night. Over 220 people attended the event where Guest of Honour was Karen Gearon, humanitarian and equality activist and one of the original 11 Dunnes Stores strikers. She […]

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Tralee-Based Company Altobridge Sold For €4m

Tralee-Based Company Altobridge Sold For €4m

January 18, 2015 at 1:20 pm Comments are Disabled

THE Tralee-based company, Altobridge has been sold by a receiver for €4million according to a report in The Sunday Times. The company, which employed 130 people internationally, went into receivership in June last year with the loss of 45 jobs. The paper reports that the receiver to Altobridge shows its software assets and […]

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