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Photos: So Tralee, How You Looking For The Entente Florale Judges?

July 30, 2014 at 9:35 am Comments are Disabled

JUST one day to go until the group of judges give us the once over for our bid to become champion of Europe in the Entente Florale 2014. The international Tidy Towns Competition aims to promote a greener and more pleasant environment in European towns and villages. With this in mind, TraleeToday.ie took a […]

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Meet Munster Rugby Stars In Town On Thursday

Meet Munster Rugby Stars In Town On Thursday

July 30, 2014 at 9:33 am Comments are Disabled

Click on above ad for more FANS of Munster rugby are in for a treat as top players like Keith Earls and BJ Botha are coming to town. The Red heroes will visit Lifestyle Sports in Manor West this Thursday between 12 noon and 12.45pm. Six of Munster Rugby’s finest: […]

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Roger Casement Gathering Planned For Late August

Roger Casement Gathering Planned For Late August

July 29, 2014 at 11:52 am Comments are Disabled

THE annual celebration of Roger Casement will take place in Tralee at the end of August. The Tionól Ruairí Mhic Easmainn will take place this year on 29th/30th August at Meadowlands Hotel where three Kerrymen with interest in and expertise on Roger Casement and his times will address The Gathering on […]

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Sharon’s Quiz Night For Guide Dogs Charity

Sharon’s Quiz Night For Guide Dogs Charity

July 29, 2014 at 10:27 am Comments are Disabled

  By Mairead Moriarty KERINS O’Rahilly’s Club in Strand Road will play host to a special fundraising evening this Thursday night with a table quiz in aid of the Irish Guide Dogs for the Blind. Tralee native Sharon Hayes is organising the event in an effort to raise funds for […]

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The new look Paul O'Sullivan gets the approval from daughter Erin after the headshave in aid of the A-T Society in Woodies on Saturday. Photo by Dermot Crean

VIDEO: A Case Of ‘Hair Today, Gone Tomorrow’ For Paul

July 28, 2014 at 3:32 pm Comments are Disabled

Click on above ad for more “I’LL miss the beard, not the hair,” said Paul O’Sullivan before going under the clippers on Saturday as he had his locks and facial hair shorn for charity. Paul, from Gort na Greine, Gallowsfield, was doing the event to raise funds for the A-T […]

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Some of the residents who attended the Ballyrickard Court Family Fun Day on Sunday.

Photos: Infinite Entertainment At Ballyrickard Court Family Fun Day

July 28, 2014 at 2:30 pm Comments are Disabled

Click on above ad for more THE residents of Ballyrickard Court got together on Sunday for a great afternoon of family fun. It was all thanks to the Infinity Youth Group who are made up of young people from the Spa Road/Ballyrickard area. “We decided to hold the fun day to get […]

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Anne O'Donoghue, Jean Hollywood, Dolores O'Callaghan at the Tralee Tennis Club's annual barbecue on Saturday afternoon. Photo by Dermot Crean

Photos: Service At Tennis Club Barbecue Is Just Ace

July 28, 2014 at 1:02 pm Comments are Disabled

Click on above ad for details of July 31 open evening in Ballyroe Heights Hotel GLORIOUS weather and delicious food made the annual Tralee Tennis Club barbecue another great success on Saturday. Over 60 members turned up for an afternoon of competitive action followed by a great spread put on by members […]

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Photos: Blitz At John Mitchels In Honour Of Sandra Keane

Photos: Blitz At John Mitchels In Honour Of Sandra Keane

July 28, 2014 at 12:09 pm 1 comment

Click on above ad to enter a great competition ELEVEN U13 teams from Kerry and further afield took part in a blitz on Saturday in John Mitchels in memory of former Kerins O’Rahillys footballer Sandra Keane. “It was a fantastic day and the good weather really helped,” said organiser Maurice McNamara. There […]

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Taking part in the Jamie Wrenn Memorial Walk from Tralee to Castlegregory in aid of the Kerry Cancer Support Group were Sarah Flynn and Maura Hennessy from Castlegregory. Photo by Dermot Crean

Photos: Taking A Walk To Castlegregory In Jamie’s Memory

July 27, 2014 at 9:13 am Comments are Disabled

Click on above for more OVER 80 people set off from the Aqua Dome on Saturday morning for the annual Jamie Wrenn Memorial Walk to Castlegregory. The event was founded in the early 2000s by Castlegregory native, Jamie Wrenn, who died five years ago.  He wanted to give something back […]

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VIDEO: Hundreds Protest in Tralee Against Assault On Gaza

VIDEO: Hundreds Protest in Tralee Against Assault On Gaza

July 26, 2014 at 4:53 pm Comments are Disabled

THERE was a huge turnout for a protest against the bombing of Gaza in the Square at 1pm today (Saturday). The Sinn Fein-organised demonstration saw about 300 people gather with Palestinian flags and placards protesting against the IDF bombing of civilians in Gaza which has claimed over 900 lives in the past […]

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Midnite Cafe in full flight on the stage at Kirby's Brogue Inn on Friday night. Photo by Dermot Crean

Video/Photos: Midnite Cafe Rock The Brogue With Opening Gig

July 26, 2014 at 10:31 am 1 comment

Click on above ad for more WHILE The new Brogue Inn may have opened its doors on Thursday morning, it was on Friday night that the real celebrations began with a performance by old favourites, Midnite Cafe. The bar was packed to capacity on the night for a performance by […]

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"Talk to Us" Samaritans campaign was launched in the streets of Tralee on Thursday by Pat O'Connor, Director of the Kerry Branch of the Samaritans, and  Micheal O'Muircheartaigh, supported by Samartitans staff and Councillors, left Regional Publicity Officer Samaritans Majella Canty, Cllr. Norma Foley, Deputy Director Samaritand Kerry Br Joan Curtin, Director Samaritans Kerry Branch Pat O'Connor, Micheal O'Muircheartaigh, John O'Keeffe, Cllr. Teresa Ferris, Josephine Gorman, and Chairperson Samaritans Kerry branch Pauline Corridon. Photo by John Cleary.

Micheál Lends A Hand To Promote Samaritans’ Campaign

July 26, 2014 at 10:26 am Comments are Disabled

Click on above ad to enter a great competition GAA commentating legend Micheál Ó Muircheartaigh was in town on Thursday to help the Samaritans with their latest campaign. A group of representatives from the local branch joined Micheál for a photoshoot in Denny Street to bring the ‘Talk To Us’ campaign […]

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Members of Tralee Tidy Towns in the town centre for a clean up in anticipation of the arrival of the Entente Florale judges next week . Photo by Gavin O'Connor

‘We Don’t Want To See Your Butts’ Tidy Towns Say To Smokers

July 25, 2014 at 2:12 pm Comments are Disabled

Click on above ad for more WITH the arrival of the Entente Florale judges just one week away, Tralee Tidy Towns are appealing to the public to go that little bit further to have our town looking well. They’re also appealing to smokers to dispose of their cigarette butts properly […]

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All The Ingredients For A Great Book On Kerry Food

All The Ingredients For A Great Book On Kerry Food

July 25, 2014 at 9:31 am Comments are Disabled

Click on above ad for more A NEW Kerry food book with recipes from chefs all trained at the IT Tralee was launched in the college on Thursday. The 68-page book and directory, which will be given out free of charge to food businesses and chefs, contains a listing of over […]

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Ballyheigue Golf Classic In Memory Of Trevor Barrett

Ballyheigue Golf Classic In Memory Of Trevor Barrett

July 24, 2014 at 1:01 pm Comments are Disabled

Click on above ad for more A GOLF event in honour of the late Austin Stacks dual player, Trevor Barrett, is set to take place this Saturday in Ballyheigue. ‘The Trevor Barrett Memorial Golf Classic’  is a four person per team competition being held at Ballyheigue Castle Golf Club with 45 teams of four taking part to date, […]

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Thumbs up from the Cotter family at the opening of the new look Kirby's Brogue Inn on Thursday morning. Included are mum and dad Kevin and Fiona, with Michéal, Eimear, Saidhbh and Caoimhe. Photo by Dermot Crean

Photos: A Look Inside The New Brogue As It Opens Its Doors

July 24, 2014 at 11:02 am 4 comments

  Click on above ad for more THE doors were flung open in The Brogue on Thursday morning as a new era began for the old dame of Rock Street. And TraleeToday.ie was there to capture the moment. Kevin Cotter, wife Fiona and their four children were present to welcome all to […]

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Rose of Tralee, Haley O’Sullivan and James O’Donoghue, the Proprietor of Oaklands Daybreak, proud sponsors of the 2014 Rose Cup with some of the youngsters who will be lining out for their clubs in this year’s competition on Saturday 16th August.

New York Team To Play In ‘Rose Cup’ During Festival

July 24, 2014 at 10:40 am Comments are Disabled

Click on the above ad for more TEAMS from Kerry, Cork and even New York will contest the Oaklands Daybreak Rose Cup Under 13 Boys Football Tournament  during the 2014 Rose of Tralee International Festival. Now in its sixth year, this competition is a prestigious event on the GAA Juvenile calendar […]

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Paul and Caroline O'Sullivan with their three children, Louise, Erin and Megan at their home in Gort na Greine. Photo by Dermot Crean

Dad’s Charity Headshave To Help Combat His Little Girl’s Rare Condition

July 24, 2014 at 8:28 am Comments are Disabled

  Click on above ad for more A TRALEE dad will shave off his beard and hair on Saturday to raise funds for an organisation who helped his family so much over the past number of years. His daughter Erin is a seven year old girl who suffers from a rare condition called Ataxia-Telangiectasia […]

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Doireann Barrett (left) of The Gluten Free Kitchen with Laura O'Driscoll. Doireann will have a stall at  the Electric Picnic music festival at the end of August. Photo by Gavin O'Connor

Tralee Business To Provide A Gluten Free Picnic For Music Fans

July 24, 2014 at 8:26 am Comments are Disabled

Click on the above ad for more IT’S not just musician Gary Keane that’ll be flying the flag for Tralee talent at this year’s Electric Picnic (see story here). Local business, The Gluten Free Kitchen, has been invited to showcase and sell its products at the famous festival. Doireann Barrett, who owns and runs the […]

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That’s The Morning Coffee Sorted: Brogue To Reopen Thursday At 9am

That’s The Morning Coffee Sorted: Brogue To Reopen Thursday At 9am

July 23, 2014 at 4:08 pm Comments are Disabled

THE Tralee institution that is Kirby’s Brogue Inn will re-open its doors again this Thursday morning at 9am. The famous landmark at the bottom of Rock Street will open for the first time since April 2013. Under new ownership, but continuing to have strong links with the Kirby Family, 35 people will […]

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Making the draw for the Trevor Barrett Memorial Tournament on Friday night in the Austin Stacks clubhouse were, from left: Lorraine Counihan, Mark Power (Austin Stacks Hurling Manager) and Ger McCarthy (Kerry County Board Hurling Officer).

Tournament In Memory Of Much-Missed Stacks Man

July 23, 2014 at 11:01 am Comments are Disabled

Click on above ad for more AUSTIN Stacks will remember a player who died tragically last April with a hurling tournament in his memory during the August Bank Holiday weekend. Twenty-nine year old Trevor Barrett took ill suddenly at the beginning of April and died later that month on Easter Sunday in […]

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Kerry County Council buildings in Rathass.

Wham-Bam Thank You Council: Tralee Bypass To Cost Over Double The Estimate

July 23, 2014 at 9:58 am 1 comment

Click on above ad to enter a great competition THE TRALEE bypass is now set to cost more than double the original estimate it emerged in Kerry County Council on Monday. In a presentation of the most recent audit of Kerry County Council’s finances at the July monthly meeting, it […]

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People Encouraged To Give Blood Outside The Brandon Hotel

People Encouraged To Give Blood Outside The Brandon Hotel

July 23, 2014 at 9:35 am Comments are Disabled

BLOOD donor clinics will be set up outside the Brandon Hotel on behalf of The Irish Blood Transfusion Service next week. The times and dates the blood clinics will be operating are… • Monday, July 28, 5-8:30pm • Tuesday, July 29, 3-5pm and 7-9pm • Wednesday, July 30, 3-5pm • […]

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Hundreds Pay Their Respects To The Late Doreen Kenny

July 22, 2014 at 4:41 pm Comments are Disabled

TRALEE saw one of the biggest funerals in a long time on Monday and Tuesday as Doreen Kenny (nee Sheehy), Caherslee, was laid to rest. Hundreds lined up at Gleasure’s Funeral Home on Monday night to pay their respects, while similar numbers attended the funeral mass at St John’s Church […]

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Breakdancing Rose Tops Most Memorable Moments Survey

Breakdancing Rose Tops Most Memorable Moments Survey

July 22, 2014 at 12:50 pm Comments are Disabled

Click on above ad for more A SURVEY has found that the Dublin Rose break-dancing and her re-enactment of the performance with Crystal Swing were the two most unforgettable moments in the Rose of Tralee’s history. Siobheal Nic Eochaidh danced her way into people’s memories back in 2011 only to take […]

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Pictured at the launch of the Bitbuz Freedom free Wi-Fi service for Tralee town centre were Mayor of Tralee, Cllr Jim Finucane; President Tralee Chamber Alliance Padraig McGillicuddy; CEO Tralee Chamber Alliance, Kieran Ruttledge and Managing Director, Bitbuzz, Shane Deasy. Photo By  Domnick Walsh / Eye Focus LTD

Free Wi-Fi Now Available In Town Centre

July 22, 2014 at 11:47 am Comments are Disabled

Click on above ad for more LOCALS and tourists alike can now avail of free Wi-Fi in the town centre thanks to Bitbuzz Freedom. The service is now available on Denny Street, The Mall and The Square. It is an expansion of the Bitbuzz service and offers the same quality of service […]

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Fr Pat Crean next to the stained glass that was given to him by his parishioners in Ballymacelligott  to celebrate 25 years since his ordination. Photo by Gavin O'Connor.

A Touch Of Glass For Father Pat In Ballymac

July 22, 2014 at 11:29 am Comments are Disabled

Click on above for more THERE was a great surprise for Fr Pat Crean Lynch last Friday evening from his parishioners. To celebrate 25 years since his ordination, he was presented with a stained glass panel from the people of Ballymacelligott as a token of their gratitude and to acknowledge the […]

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Councillors Support Motion To End Political Church Gate Collections

Councillors Support Motion To End Political Church Gate Collections

July 22, 2014 at 9:30 am Comments are Disabled

Click on above ad for more AN INDEPENDENT councillor called on elected members of the County Council to help put an end to all political parties holding church gate collections, at the monthly meeting on Monday. “Members of the public have told me over the years that they have been […]

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Micheal Griffin with the signed Na Gaeil jersey he brought back from the World Cup in Brazil. Photo by Gavin O'Connor.

Interview: The Story Of How Mike Griffin Got That Star-Studded Jersey

July 21, 2014 at 6:01 pm Comments are Disabled

Gavin O’Connor catches up with the Mike Griffin who is home after his incredible experience at the World Cup in Rio ONE of the most memorable Irish stories of the World Cup was the adventures of Oakpark native, teacher and Na Gaeil player Michael Griffin who made football fans green with […]

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An Bord Pleanala Uphold Decision To Refuse Planning For New Estate

An Bord Pleanala Uphold Decision To Refuse Planning For New Estate

July 21, 2014 at 4:23 pm Comments are Disabled

AN Bord Pleanala have upheld a decision by Kerry County Council to turn down an application to build 98 houses at Caherweesheen. O’Flynn Construction applied to build 98 houses with a crèche at Caherweesheen and Skahanagh. The development was refused planning permission by Kerry County Council, as it found the […]

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