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Square Dealers’ Businesses About To Look A Whole Lot Smarter

Square Dealers’ Businesses About To Look A Whole Lot Smarter

May 21, 2015 at 10:22 am Comments are Disabled

THE renovations and forthcoming opening of a new bar and bistro isn’t the only change in you may have noticed in the Square over the past few weeks (click here for previous story). There has been a new business, a refurbishment and a revamp in three other premises recently as […]

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Beautician Mary Tells Of Pain At The Hands Of Cyberbullies

May 20, 2015 at 4:23 pm Comments are Disabled

  RENOWNED beautician and TraleeToday.ie contributor, Mary O’Donnell spoke of how her life was changed last weekend after she was bullied online. Speaking to 2FM’s Ryan Tubridy earlier today, the Tralee beautician told of how a mishap during a slot on RTE’s ‘Today’ show from February, went viral online. A vine […]

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Pictured in the Gap of Dunloe Kilalrney for the launch the 10th Kerry Way Cancer Research Walk which will take place in July are world renowned adventurer Pat Falvey and legendary Kerry footballer and sports pundit Pat Spillane, with Pat Murray of the organising committee, Ann O’Sullivan and Marguerite Tierney from Breakthrough Cancer Research. More details on the walks can be found on www.kerrywaycancerwalk.ie
Photo: Don MacMonagle

Join Pat Spillane And Friends At Charity Walk

May 20, 2015 at 3:15 pm Comments are Disabled

  KERRY GAA legend Pat Spillane is all set again for the ‘Kerry Way Cancer Research Walk’ this July. This will be the tenth anniversary of the walk and so to celebrate this, the event will have an added element. There will be a nine-day team walk that will cover the entire […]

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Great excitement in Fitzgerald Stadium on Thursday evening at the Launch of the 2015 Boylesports Race of Champions & The Kerry Team Training Fund to be held on the 19th June at the Kingdom Greyhound Stadium. Attending the Launch from Left  Joe Wallace ( Org Committee), Ger McCarthy (Kerry Hurling officer), Shane Nolan (Kerry Snr Hurler), Con Griffin (Org Committee), representing the Main Sponsors Pr Exectutive, Boylesports, Liam Glynn, Commercial Dir I.G.B. Colin Walsh, Colm Harty (Kerry Snr Hurler), Christy O`Connell (C/Man of the Org Committee) and in Front Kerry Snr Football Players Kieran Donaghy, Brian Kelly and Aiden O`Mahony with Declan Dowling, KGS, Sales & Operations Manager.© 2015  www.deniswalshphotography.com  087-6017694

Kerry GAA Race Of Champions Returns To Greyhound Stadium

May 20, 2015 at 2:35 pm Comments are Disabled

THE Boylesports Race of Champions night returns to The Kingdom Greyhound Stadium this year. Taking place on Friday, June 19 at The Kingdom Greyhound Stadium in Tralee, the event is now in its 7th year and will be for the third year sponsored by BoyleSports. Dogs will battle it out for the €15,000 […]

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Petrol Prices Continue To Rise But Where Is The Cheapest?

Petrol Prices Continue To Rise But Where Is The Cheapest?

May 20, 2015 at 2:29 pm Comments are Disabled

BAD news for motorists as petrol prices continue to rise, but on the plus side they still remain cheaper than this time last year. At the beginning of this year, petrol could be got for as low as €1.26.8 a litre.  As of Wednesday morning, the cheapest place to fill […]

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At the Moyderwell International Day were, from left. Molly Walsh, Chiombhe Somers, Kora Izabella Chlamtacz and Amanda Velzen. Photo by Gavin O'Connor.

PHOTOS: An International Flavour To Proceedings In Moyderwell

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

MOYDERWELL Primary School celebrated its diversity on Tuesday as part of the Blue Star Programme with a tasting event. The 6th class pupils, took charge of the event by bringing culinary delights from different countries across Europe and further afield, cooked by them with help from their parents. Every class participated in a project while […]

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New Editor Appointed At The Kerryman

May 20, 2015 at 11:33 am Comments are Disabled

A NEW editor will take the helm at The Kerryman in the coming weeks. Kevin Hughes, a native of Antrim, takes over from long-standing editor Declan Malone who retires after 15 years in the top job. Mr Hughes joined The Kerryman as a sub-editor in 2004 and later became south Kerry […]

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'Chefs' Kieran Donaghy and Barry John Keane in the kitchen at 'The Restaurant' fundraiser in Kirby's Brogue Inn on Wednesday night. Photo by Dermot Crean

Watch Kerry Stars Serve Up Some Fun In ‘The Restaurant’ On TV Tonight

May 20, 2015 at 11:03 am Comments are Disabled

IF you weren’t one of the lucky people to get to ‘The Restaurant’ charity event last month, then don’t worry because you can watch a half hour special on TV on Wednesday night. The ‘mystery chefs’ at Kirby’s Brogue Inn turned out to be Kerry stars Kieran Donaghy and Barry […]

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Up To 15 Jobs To Be Created At New Business In The Square

Up To 15 Jobs To Be Created At New Business In The Square

May 20, 2015 at 10:42 am Comments are Disabled

A NEW bar and bistro in The Square is to create up to 15 new jobs when it opens in the next few weeks. The business, formerly known as Nightjar, is being extensively renovated at the moment and is set to focus more on food. Continued below… It is hoped the […]

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VIDEO: Siamsa Tíre’s John Puts On A Show Fit For Royalty

VIDEO: Siamsa Tíre’s John Puts On A Show Fit For Royalty

May 20, 2015 at 10:28 am Comments are Disabled

A SIAMSA Tíre dancer performed for Prince Charles on his visit to Galway yesterday. John Fitzgerald, a native of Brandon, and other dancers gave the Royal visitor a traditional Irish welcome with a sample of Irish dancing at NUI Galway. John began learning Irish dancing from the age of six with Rinceoirí […]

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Over 1,000 New Voters In Kerry For Friday’s Referenda

May 19, 2015 at 3:27 pm Comments are Disabled

  JUST over 1,000 people will vote for the first time ever in the county this Friday in the referenda on same sex marriage and presidential age. The Department of Environment have released figures which show that 1,049 people have signed up on the supplementary voter register in the county ahead of this […]

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Gardaí Search For Van Involved In Lixnaw Theft

Gardaí Search For Van Involved In Lixnaw Theft

May 19, 2015 at 11:24 am Comments are Disabled

GARDAÍ are asking the public for help in finding a van which was involved in the theft of a stainless steel milk tank in Lixnaw some time ago.   It’s a grey or silver, short-wheel base Ford Transit van, with a homemade white, but rusty, roof rack on top. Gardaí are hoping a […]

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Comedy Club’s Competition To Win Place On Stage For Festival

Comedy Club’s Competition To Win Place On Stage For Festival

May 19, 2015 at 11:04 am Comments are Disabled

IF you have ever fancied yourself a potential stand-up comedian, then look no further than the new competition by the KY Comedy Alternative Comedy Club. The group will be launching their new event, aptly named “How many Kerrymen does it take to win a stand up comedy competition?” on Friday, June 12 […]

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Bikers, Tony Murphy, Freemount, Peter Bulava, Joe Crowley and Tom Regan from Duncannon, Wexford pictured at Rossbeigh, County Kerry for the launch of  the 9th Ireland Bike Fest, the country’s largest motorcycle festival which runs this June Bank Holiday weekend and is based in Killarney. 
More info: W: www.irelandbikefest.com 
Photo: Don MacMonagle

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With nine years of mileage under its belt, Ireland Bike Fest is a well oiled machine that gathers momentum with each passing year. It is Ireland’s largest biker festival, it’s free and every make and model of bike are welcome to attend. 
“It is one of Ireland’s fastest growing festivals,” says Breffní Ingerton, Festival Chairperson, “Just over 1,000 people attended the first festival back in 2007 and this year we expect upwards of 40,000 over the course of the weekend.” “Word of the spectacular ride-outs along the Wild Atlantic Way and the electric atmosphere of the Bike Village has spread throughout the biking community and every year more and more people arrive from all over the world.” Ireland Bike Fest takes place annually across the June Bank Holiday Weekend and is headquartered at The Gleneagle Hotel.  The Bike Village, located on the grounds of The Gleneagle, is the main hub of activity, here visitors can browse the many trader stands selling all kinds of specialised biker wares or dine at one of the festival’s many food outlets. The Village is also the base for the daily Ride-Outs along the Wild Atlantic Way - marshalled by Celtic Thunder Chapter Ireland and Gaelic Chapter Ireland, the free Harley-Davidson® demo rides, the Waterford & Dublin Harley-Davidson® Dealers, H.O.G.® & Rider Services, Jumpstart, the Technical Area and the Custom Bike Show. It is also the ideal spot to sit back and relax after a day’s touring and listen to the live bands and DJ’s perform on the festival’s outdoor stage.
Ireland Bike Fest is renowned for its line-up of free live entertainment which takes place across three stages. This year’s packed programme includes performances by The Unusual Suspects, J90, R&B, Blue Moose, Hell Raiser, Newfoundland, Hells Bells, Crossroads66, The Small Hours, Sin Iad, Live Lizzy and Devious. 
The Parade through the streets of Killarney will once again take place on the Sunday morning and there will also be the opportunity to win a Harley-Davidson® in the raffle in aid of Muscular Dystrophy Ireland.  
Ireland Bike Fest is supported by Harley-Davidson® UK & Ireland, Authorised Dealers and H.O.G.® Chapters in association with Destination Killarney Ltd, Fáilte Ireland, and Carole Nash.
Ireland Bike Fest Killarney takes place from May 29 to June 1, 2015.  
Ireland Bike Fest Killarney
T:  +353 (0)64 6671549 
E:  info@irelandbikefest.com
W: www.irelandbikefest.com

Up To 40,000 People Expected For Annual Bikefest

May 19, 2015 at 10:50 am Comments are Disabled

IRELAND Bike Fest, the country’s largest motorcycle festival, returns to Killarney this June Bank Holiday weekend and up to 40,000 people are expected in the town for the event. “It is one of Ireland’s fastest growing festivals,” says Breffní Ingerton, Festival Chairperson. “Just over 1,000 people attended the first festival […]

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Kerry Health Link Bus Gets Big Donation From American Fundraiser

Kerry Health Link Bus Gets Big Donation From American Fundraiser

May 19, 2015 at 10:17 am Comments are Disabled

THE Kerry Cancer Support Group – Kerry Health Link Bus were recently presented with a cheque for €7,000 as part of a fundraising event held in New York City last month. Patricia O’Sullivan McGill, who is currently based in the US city, is the woman who decided to set up the fundraiser […]

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Chamber To ‘Learn From The Best’ At Seminar In Tralee Next Month

Chamber To ‘Learn From The Best’ At Seminar In Tralee Next Month

May 19, 2015 at 10:02 am Comments are Disabled

TV3 Travel Show presenters, Jon Slattery and Ciara Whelan will be the special guests at a major Tourism Information Conference being organised by Tralee Chamber Alliance at Ballygarry House Hotel, Tralee next month. The ‘Learn from the Best in Tourism’ Conference, sponsored by Bank of Ireland, will feature tourism experts from three […]

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At the launch of the Blennervile National School 5k/10k Road Race were  from left, front: Sean and Conor O'Neil. Back: Marcus Howlett, Kerry O'Neil, Kerry O'Sullivan, Emma Grainey, Machelle Grainey and Orla O'Donnell. Photo by Gavin O'Connor.

Meet Up With Old Friends At The Blennerville School Fundraising Run

May 19, 2015 at 9:53 am Comments are Disabled

BLENNERVILLE National School and the Run The Kingdom have joined forces to organise what they hope will be an annual road race. ‘The Blennerville National School 5k/10k Road Race’ will take place on Sunday June 28 and take off from Blennerville Windmill at 10am. Continued below… The 10k part of […]

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Roast House Hoping For All-Ireland Glory

Roast House Hoping For All-Ireland Glory

May 19, 2015 at 9:35 am Comments are Disabled

A TRALEE restaurant is gearing up to take on the rest of the country at the ‘All Ireland Restaurant Awards’ in Dublin on May 25. The Roast House will be the local representation for the town after it won the ‘Best Casual Dining Award’ in Kerry in the Munster Regional contest back in April. […]

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Irish Water Figures Show 90% Of Kerry Households Have Registered For Charges

Irish Water Figures Show 90% Of Kerry Households Have Registered For Charges

May 18, 2015 at 4:12 pm Comments are Disabled

  NINETY per cent of households have registered for the water charges in Kerry, making it the second most compliant county in Ireland. From figures published in the Irish Examiner today, only Cavan, who have a 91% sign up rate, beats Kerry to the top of the list. Just coming fractionally behind Kerry, […]

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Gardaí Seize Over €1,000 From Charity Collectors Operating Without Permits

Gardaí Seize Over €1,000 From Charity Collectors Operating Without Permits

May 18, 2015 at 4:00 pm Comments are Disabled

  GARDAÍ are warning people to beware of  charity collectors operating without permits after four people went around Tralee last Friday collecting for a seriously ill Cavan girl. Gardaí were alerted by a member of the public, that people were going door to door in local estates asking for money […]

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Gardaí Seek Public’s Help With School Robbery

Gardaí Seek Public’s Help With School Robbery

May 18, 2015 at 3:07 pm Comments are Disabled

GARDAÍ are appealing for information in relation to the break-in at Causeway Comprehensive last week. A significant amount of cash was taken when three males entered the building and stayed on school grounds from 12.15am to 2.15am in the early hours of Friday morning. Gardaí believe the men are aged in […]

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Participants in the Kerry Festival of Pride parade on Saturday. Photo by Dermot Crean

VIDEO/PHOTOS: Former Fianna Fáil Minister Leads Kerry Pride Parade

May 18, 2015 at 2:48 pm Comments are Disabled

THE weather stayed fine on Saturday as the Kerry Festival Of Pride Parade made its way through town. Former Government Minister, Pat Carey from Castlemaine, was  the Grand Marshal for the event which attracted a colourful bunch of people from all over the county and beyond. It was all part […]

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VIDEO: Watch Kerry’s Michael Fassbender As Steve Jobs In New Trailer

VIDEO: Watch Kerry’s Michael Fassbender As Steve Jobs In New Trailer

May 18, 2015 at 12:00 pm Comments are Disabled

THE new trailer for the upcoming biopic movie ‘Steve Jobs’ has just been released and Kerry’s Michael Fassbender, who plays the tech giant in the bio-pic, is obviously featured. The film, directed by Danny Boyle, has ‘West Wing’ writer Aaron Sorkin signed on to lend his talents as well. With an all-star cast […]

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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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