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Gaelcholáiste Chiarraí Holds Sports Day Trí Ghaeilge

Gaelcholáiste Chiarraí Holds Sports Day Trí Ghaeilge

October 7, 2014 at 9:44 am Comments are Disabled

By Michelle D’Altúin, Transition Year Coordinator GAELCHOLAISTE Chiarraí organised a Transiton Year Sports Day Trí Ghaeilge last week. The sun shone at the Na Gaeil pitch, on October 1 with students from the five schools who took part in activities ranging from sack and wheelbarrow racing to the poc fada […]

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Caroline Lynch, Minister Jimmy Deenihan, Eanna de Buis, current Filmmaker in Residence at Kerry County Council, Michael Kelly and Lisa Fingleton (previous filmmakers in residence), Kate Kennelly, KCC Arts Officer at the official opening of the Kerry Film Festival at Siamsa Tire on Sunday. Photo by Ciara O'Donnell

Minister Opens Kerry Film Festival At Siamsa Tire

October 7, 2014 at 9:31 am Comments are Disabled

THE 15th Annual Kerry Film Festival opening night took place in Siamsa Tire on Sunday, and though the weather tried its best, it certainly did not dampen the spirits of the large crowd who made it to the National Folk Theatre. It was a real birthday celebration with thanks to the […]

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Get Your Child’s Car Seat Fitted Properly For Free This Wednesday

Get Your Child’s Car Seat Fitted Properly For Free This Wednesday

October 7, 2014 at 9:15 am Comments are Disabled

DO you have a child’s car seat fitted in the back of your car? Well chances are it’s not fitted properly. Research from the Road Safety Authority (RSA) shows that as many as 4 out of 5 child car seats are incorrectly fitted nationwide. You can get your child’s car […]

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Austin Stack Park To Host Championship Double Header

Austin Stack Park To Host Championship Double Header

October 6, 2014 at 11:06 pm Comments are Disabled

TRALEE will host the Garvey’s Supervalu Senior Football Championship semi-finals next Sunday, October 12. Austin Stacks will play Dingle at 2pm followed by the clash of Shannon Rangers and Mid-Kerry at 3.45pm, both in Austin Stack Park. The news will be welcomed by Austin Stacks fans and businesses in the […]

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Kerry County Council buildings in Rathass.

Council To Ask That Some Estate Residents Be Exempt From Water Charges

October 6, 2014 at 4:56 pm Comments are Disabled

KERRY County Council is to write to Irish Water to ask that residents of Tralee estates, proven to have dangerous levels of lead in their water supply, be exempt from water charges until the situation has been resolved. The Tralee Municipal District meeting of Kerry County Council heard on Monday morning, that the […]

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Kerry Wins Big On Lottery Show As Knocknagoshel’s On A ‘Winning Streak’

Kerry Wins Big On Lottery Show As Knocknagoshel’s On A ‘Winning Streak’

October 6, 2014 at 3:16 pm Comments are Disabled

KERRY people were big winners on Saturday night’s Winning Streak show on RTE with two players winning €73,000 between them…and there’s more to come next week! Josephine Quinlan from Knocknagoshel, won €39,000 including a car while Jim K Morris from Killarney, won €34,000, on the National Lottery Gameshow. Jim purchased his ticket […]

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The Rock To Meet Dingle In County Semi-Final

October 6, 2014 at 1:33 pm Comments are Disabled

AUSTIN Stacks will face Dingle and Shannon Rangers take on Mid Kerry in the semi-finals of the Supervalu Kerry Senior Football ChampionshipK next weekend. The draw was made within the past hour live on Radio Kerry. Times and venue for the double-header will be decided later tonight. Stacks were hugely […]

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Colette O'Halloran and Lesley Daly, Tralee, at the 'Splash of Pink' event in aid of the Irish Cancer Society, at Ballygarden Garden Centre on Saturday morning. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: A Colourful Morning In Ballyseedy At ‘Splash Of Pink’ Event

October 6, 2014 at 9:21 am Comments are Disabled

BALLYSEEDY Garden Centre is always a colourful spot, but none more so than on Saturday morning, where people gathered for the ‘Splash of Pink’ coffee morning in aid of the Irish Cancer Society. Ladies and gents sported some element of pink clothing and the event went down a storm for all […]

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Members of St Pat's GAA club with sponsors at the club on Sunday morning. Photo by Dermot Crean

Businesses Invest In St Pat’s GAA Club’s Future

October 6, 2014 at 9:17 am Comments are Disabled

ST Pat’s GAA Club is looking good for the future with three businesses investing in the club. Representatives from Fitzgibbon Interiors, Poff Motors and O’Shea’s Gala gathered with club officials and youngsters at the club grounds on Sunday morning to announce their sponsorship deals. “We’re very appreciative of the investment,” said […]

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Noreen Murphy and Nuala O’Sullivan presenting €502.50 raised from the Hospice Coffee Morning held at Ballygarry House Hotel and Spa to Dan Galvin Kerry Hospice Foundation.

Ballygarry Coffee Morning Fundraiser Raises Over €500 For Kerry Hospice

October 5, 2014 at 10:42 am Comments are Disabled

THE staff of Ballygarry House Hotel handed over a cheque to the Kerry Hospice recently. The funds were raised at a coffee morning held on Thursday, September 18 and two members of staff handed over the cheque to Dan Galvin of Kerry Hospice this week. Continued below… The therapists at Nádúr […]

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VIDEO: Watch ‘Star’ And Marc Rock Out For Melanoma Awareness

VIDEO: Watch ‘Star’ And Marc Rock Out For Melanoma Awareness

October 4, 2014 at 9:13 am Comments are Disabled

TWO Kerry players swapped the floodlights for the stage lights when they jammed with local band Q14 to publicise a concert to be held for ‘The Kerry Friends of Melanoma Awareness’ in the INEC, Killarney. Fresh from All-Ireland success, Kieran Donaghy and Marc O’Se, caught up with the Tralee act at […]

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Rory Hill, a member of the Ireland U18 golf team and a student of Mercy Mounthawk. Photo by Gavin O'Connor.

Tralee Has A Rory Of Its Own To Take On The Golf World

October 4, 2014 at 9:12 am Comments are Disabled

YOUNG golfer Rory Hill doesn’t just share a first name with his idol from Northern Ireland. He too can say he has been selected on the Ireland U18 golf team, just as Rory McIlroy was when he was an up and coming golfer. “I was delighted when I got the news, […]

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Winters Is Coming: Orlagh Opens Christmas Display Company At Horan Centre

Winters Is Coming: Orlagh Opens Christmas Display Company At Horan Centre

October 4, 2014 at 9:12 am 1 comment

WINTERS Display, an innovative new Christmas display company, will open this month in a customised 8,000 sq ft showroom in the Horan Centre, Tralee. Owned and managed by TraleeToday.ie’s style columnist, Orlagh Winters, who has over 20 years experience in the international display industry, the company will offer consultancy and installation of […]

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Special Musical Treat For Official Opening Of Film Festival

Special Musical Treat For Official Opening Of Film Festival

October 4, 2014 at 9:10 am Comments are Disabled

WHILE the screenings gets underway on Saturday, the 15th annual Kerry Film Festival will be officially opened in Siamsa Tire on Sunday, at 7:30pm with special guests and a wine reception. To mark the special anniversary the Festival has partnered with IFI National to present a new score for three O’Kalem films written by Irish Composer Bernard […]

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Jim McGuinness Steps Down As Donegal Coach

Jim McGuinness Steps Down As Donegal Coach

October 3, 2014 at 11:51 pm Comments are Disabled

JUST under two weeks after defeat to Kerry in the All-Ireland Final, Jim McGuinness has stepped down from his role as coach of the Donegal senior team. In a statement released by Donegal GAA, it stated that McGuinness has stepped down from the job as manager with immediate effect. The news will […]

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Radio Kerry Wins Local Station Of The Year At PPI Awards

Radio Kerry Wins Local Station Of The Year At PPI Awards

October 3, 2014 at 11:29 pm Comments are Disabled

RADIO Kerry has won the Local Radio Station Of The Year Award at the PPI awards on Friday night. The Oscars of the radio industry, the Phonographic Performance Ireland awards were held at a lavish ceremony in Lyrath Castle Kilkenny. This is the second award for Radio Kerry after ‘Terrace Talk’ […]

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Weeshie’s ‘Terrace Talk’ Wins Prestigious PPI Award

Weeshie’s ‘Terrace Talk’ Wins Prestigious PPI Award

October 3, 2014 at 10:33 pm Comments are Disabled

THE ‘Terrace Talk’ programme has scooped the Gold in the category of the ‘Best Sports Programme of the Year’ at the prestigious PPI Awards held on Friday night in Lyrath Castle, Kilkenny. The PPI’s are the ‘Oscars’ of the radio world and the Weeshie Fogarty-presented show was up against such well-known programmes as […]

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GAA Style Icon Paul Galvin Picks Up New Fashion Job

October 3, 2014 at 4:57 pm Comments are Disabled

IN news that might get fashion gurus and GAA followers talking in equal measure, Paul Galvin, has been announced as the new style editor for men’s lifestyle website Joe.ie Paul starts his role with immediate effect. The former Kerry player, who has lived in Tralee for a number of years now, […]

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Sam McCauley’s Sarah Makes The Cut To Help Cancer Sufferers

Sam McCauley’s Sarah Makes The Cut To Help Cancer Sufferers

October 3, 2014 at 4:10 pm Comments are Disabled

A TRALEE woman has decided to cut 16 inches off her hair to help out cancer patients. Sarah Burke from Ballymac, who works in the cosmetics department in Sam McCauley’s Chemists in Manor West, chopped off her locks to donate to Recovery Haven, where the hair will be used in making […]

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Tralee Woman Writes Book On History Of Irish Dance

Tralee Woman Writes Book On History Of Irish Dance

October 3, 2014 at 2:58 pm Comments are Disabled

A NEW book on the history of dance in Ireland was launched last night at Siamsa Tire. Written by lecturer in performing arts and cultural studies at IT Tralee, Dr Sharon Phelan, ‘Dance in Ireland: Steps, Stages and Stories’, was launched by Pat Ahern, founding director of the national folk theatre. […]

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Abbie’s Wish Comes True With Dream New York Shopping Trip

Abbie’s Wish Comes True With Dream New York Shopping Trip

October 3, 2014 at 12:28 pm Comments are Disabled

A YOUNG Tralee woman enjoyed the trip of a lifetime last week when she flew with her family to New York courtesy of the Make A Wish Foundation. Abbie O’Sullivan, from Ballyseedy, was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes four years ago and the 16 year old Mercy Mounthawk student has a […]

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Pedestrian Hit By Car On Dan Spring Road

Pedestrian Hit By Car On Dan Spring Road

October 3, 2014 at 11:09 am Comments are Disabled

THERE were delays on the Dan Spring Road this morning after a male pedestrian was hit by a car shortly before 9am. Emergency services attended the scene and the person is being treated at Kerry General Hospital. His injuries are not life threatening. The road has reopened to traffic.

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Norma Foley at her home in Staughton's Row.

Smartphone App May Help Parking Issue Says FF Councillor

October 2, 2014 at 9:46 am Comments are Disabled

A FIANNA Fail county councillor is proposing that the authority pilot a new scheme where people can pay their parking ticket over the phone using an app, rather than having to rush back to their car to renew their tickets. Cllr Norma Foley is bringing the issue up at the next meeting of […]

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HMV Makeover For Xtra-vision Store In Manor West

HMV Makeover For Xtra-vision Store In Manor West

October 2, 2014 at 9:23 am Comments are Disabled

THE Xtra-vision store in Manor West will be re-branded as a predominantly HMV store. It was announced by Hilco Capital  (owners of Xtra-vision HMV)  that an integrated store will officially open in Tralee in Manor West on Saturday, October 11. What this means for customers is, the store will change […]

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Fourteen Patients Waiting On Trolleys on Wednesday In KGH

Fourteen Patients Waiting On Trolleys on Wednesday In KGH

October 1, 2014 at 4:09 pm Comments are Disabled

ACCORDING to the Trolleywatch figures supplied by the Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation, there were 14 patients waiting on trolleys at Kerry General Hospital on Wednesday. This is the highest figure since September 15, when there was the record number of 16, the most since the INMO started keeping records nine […]

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Pa Daly out the back of his offices in 23 Rock Street where a tannery was once located. Photo by Dermot Crean

Town Estate Should Be Exempt From Water Charges Says Daly

October 1, 2014 at 2:48 pm Comments are Disabled

SINN Féin Kerry County Councillor Pa Daly has said there is huge anger in St. Brendan’s Park in Tralee over the introduction of water charges despite high levels of lead in the water found over the past few months. Cllr. Daly said that one house in the estate was recently found […]

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NAMA May Sell Fels Point Hotel As A Going Concern

NAMA May Sell Fels Point Hotel As A Going Concern

October 1, 2014 at 2:18 pm Comments are Disabled

IT is being reported that NAMA is considering selling the Fels Point Hotel. Bookings and jobs would not be affected as the hotel, located on the Dan Spring Road, would be sold as a going concern. The state body says the sales of five Irish property portfolios worth around 600 million euro, […]

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Drugs Worth €16k Found In Ballyseedy Area

Drugs Worth €16k Found In Ballyseedy Area

October 1, 2014 at 10:43 am Comments are Disabled

DRUGS with an estimated value of €16k were found in the Ballyseedy area last week. On Thursday last, members of the Kerry Divisional Drugs Unit, acting on confidential information, uncovered the suspected amphetamines weighing over a kilo, in an area of woodland on the outskirts of town, near a popular walking and jogging […]

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Confirmed: Tommy Walsh Is Coming Home

Confirmed: Tommy Walsh Is Coming Home

October 1, 2014 at 10:27 am Comments are Disabled

TOMMY WALSH has confirmed he is leaving the Sydney Swans and coming home to Tralee. The former Kerry star told Sydney Swans TV he is leaving and returning to Ireland at the end of 2014. “I’ll be going back to my club Kerins O’Rahilly’s and I don’t know, but maybe Kerry […]

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Ciara Brosnan of Shindig, outside the new Shindig store in Manor West Retail Park. Photo by Gavin O'Connor.

Parking Issue Influences Shindig To Branch Out To Manor West

September 30, 2014 at 2:24 pm Comments are Disabled

ONE of Tralee’s fashion institutions, Shindig, have opened a store in Manor West Retail Park – but this doesn’t spell the end for the Shindig store on Russell Street where they have been for 25 years. “We’ve opened a store in Manor because it’s more convenient,” said owner, Gary Brosnan. “Parking […]

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