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Well-Known Florists To Retire After 35 Years In Bloom

Well-Known Florists To Retire After 35 Years In Bloom

December 22, 2014 at 10:41 am Comments are Disabled

THEY’VE been brightening up the lives of Tralee people for 35 years now, but come January 17, Forget-Me-Not Florists will wilt. Tony and Mary Ennis will retire on that Saturday having operated their flower shop in Tralee for the past 35 years. Originally from Dublin, they moved to Tralee in […]

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Martin Ferris and Cllr Robert Beasley (left of Deputy Ferris) at the Sinn Fein protest in Tralee on Saturday. Photo by Dermot Crean

Sinn Fein Organises Protest Outside Bank To Highlight Repossession Orders

December 21, 2014 at 12:06 pm Comments are Disabled

ABOUT 40 people gathered outside AIB in Castle Street on Saturday to highlight the 65 repossession cases which came before a Tralee court this week. “When you have 65 orders coming on the one day in Tralee it’s quite stark and frightening, so that’s why we’re here to highlight it,” […]

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CBS The Green Issues Invitation To Past Students To Join Alumni Network

CBS The Green Issues Invitation To Past Students To Join Alumni Network

December 20, 2014 at 9:27 am Comments are Disabled

CBS The Green have invited all former students to join their new Alumni Network. Unlike other schools and colleges, CBS The Green has never had an Alumni Network through which past pupils and staff could connect and keep in touch. Continued below…   The school has a strong tradition of education […]

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Sinn Féin To Protest Outside Tralee Banks On Saturday

Sinn Féin To Protest Outside Tralee Banks On Saturday

December 19, 2014 at 3:02 pm Comments are Disabled

KERRY Sinn Féin TD Martin Ferris will lead a protest outside banks in Tralee tomorrow. Sinn Féin say the protest is “to highlight the government’s continuing failure to deal with mortgage debt crisis and the banks aggressive behaviour towards those in mortgage distress.” This week saw financial institutions take 65 […]

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Kerry Airport To Handle 12,000 Passengers Over Christmas Period As Ryanair Adds Flights

Kerry Airport To Handle 12,000 Passengers Over Christmas Period As Ryanair Adds Flights

December 19, 2014 at 12:28 pm Comments are Disabled

SIX extra flights have been added to the Ryanair schedule between Kerry and London Luton and London Stansted to accommodate the increased demand from passengers over the Christmas period. Kerry Airport expects to handle up to 12,000 passengers travelling through the airport from Saturday, December 20 to Sunday, January 4, […]

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PHOTOS: #Tralee On Social Media This Week

PHOTOS: #Tralee On Social Media This Week

December 19, 2014 at 11:37 am Comments are Disabled

EVERY week we at Traleetoday.ie pull together all of the best photos posted up on social media by people from the Tralee area and visitors. If you have been up with the lark over the past week you may have spotted a spectacular occurrence in the sky. Richard Dwyer, was […]

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Hazel Receives A Christmas Bonus She Didn’t Expect…A New Car!

Hazel Receives A Christmas Bonus She Didn’t Expect…A New Car!

December 19, 2014 at 11:03 am Comments are Disabled

THERE was huge surprise for Hazel Mooney on Tuesday when news came through that she would be a getting a Christmas bonus she wasn’t counting on. Hazel, from Manor West, was at her place of work in, Kelliher O’Shea Accountants, Castleisland, when she received a phone call telling her she had […]

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Make It A ‘Green’ Christmas With Big Beach Clean This Sunday

Make It A ‘Green’ Christmas With Big Beach Clean This Sunday

December 19, 2014 at 10:28 am Comments are Disabled

WANT to do a good deed before Christmas? Well Rachel Boyle of An Taisce is dreaming of a ‘Green’ Christmas and is hoping as many volunteers as possible turn up to give Banna Beach a clean this Sunday. Volunteers for the big beach clean-up will meet at 12 noon at the main car-park. […]

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Tralee Credit Union

Tralee And Killorglin Credit Unions Combine After Application To High Court By Central Bank

December 19, 2014 at 9:18 am Comments are Disabled

  TRALEE and Killorglin Credit Unions have combined after an application by the Central Bank of Ireland to the High Court yesterday. The high approved the transfer of Killorglin Credit Union (KCU) to Tralee Credit Union (TCU) which now makes TCU the largest community based credit union in Munster with total assets […]

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Performing in the CBS Primary School Christmas Concert were, from left: Veronica Paperocka, Abegalle Adetunji, Lauren Brosnan, Emily Rose McSweeney and Kaylee Oristejolomi. Photo by Gavin O'Connor.

PHOTOS: Festive Fun At CBS Primary Christmas Concert

December 18, 2014 at 10:37 am Comments are Disabled

THE corridors and classes of  Scoil Mhuire na mBráithre, CBS Primary School, were buzzing with activity as pupils prepared for the last performance of their annual Christmas concert on Wednesday. “Everyone has worked very hard on it, they have researched dances and put it together,” said CBS Primary School Deputy Principal, Pat […]

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Gaelcholáiste Chiarraí Wins Third Basketball Title In A Row

Gaelcholáiste Chiarraí Wins Third Basketball Title In A Row

December 18, 2014 at 10:27 am Comments are Disabled

THE Gaelcholáiste Chiarraí girls senior basketball team won the South West Regionals in Division C for the third year in a row last week. They played two matches on the day (December 9). The semi-final was played against Colaiste Mhuire in which they were in the lead throughout, the whole squad […]

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Pictured giving it their all at Blennerville National School's Christmas Carol Service held in St. John's Church on Tuesday evening were junior infants, Eve O'Sullivan and Katelyn Laide. Photo by Pauline Dennigan

PHOTOS: Christmas Spirit Reigns At Blennerville School’s Concert

December 17, 2014 at 12:49 pm Comments are Disabled

THE annual Christmas concert by pupils from Blennerville NS went down a storm last night in St John’s Church last night. Proud parents, staff and siblings of the pupils enjoyed an evening of Christmas songs from all classes in the school. Much preparation went into the evening and Principal Terry O’Sullivan […]

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Deirdre Walsh (seated fourth from left) who presented the prizes in the Chapter 23 Art competition Jack Roche Tralee with Tom Lawlor Tralee CU, John Roche and John Harrington Chairman Chapter 23at Manor West Hotel, Tralee on Sunday.

PHOTOS: Young Artists Honoured At Credit Union Awards

December 17, 2014 at 11:24 am Comments are Disabled

TALENTED artists from all over Kerry were honoured by Chapter 23 of the Irish Credit Unions in the Manor West Hotel on Sunday. Chapter 23 governs all credit unions in Kerry and West Limerick so there was a wide geographical spread of winners present for the presentation of prizes for […]

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One Of The Town’s Oldest Estates To Hold A Reunion

One Of The Town’s Oldest Estates To Hold A Reunion

December 17, 2014 at 10:47 am 1 comment

RESIDENTS of one of Tralee’s oldest estates and one of the town’s top stomping grounds for churning out talent down the years are organising a momentous reunion. ‘The St Brendans Park Reunion’ will take place on Friday, February 13 at the Austin Stacks GAA Clubhouse. This is the night before Austin […]

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Youngsters get a close look at a lizard displayed  by Debbie Pierson from Animal Roadshow, Mallow, at the Croilar na Mistealach Christmas Party in Aras an Phobail on Sunday. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Party Time For Croilar Na Mistealach Residents

December 17, 2014 at 10:40 am Comments are Disabled

CROILAR Na Mistealach residents came together for Christmas party in Aras an Phobail community room on Sunday for a great Christmas party. “It’s a great way to get the residents together,” said James O’Sullivan of the residents committee. “We have the Christmas party and our family fun day in the summer. […]

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VIDEO: Christy Rocks Town Centre At Annual Garda Christmas Collection

VIDEO: Christy Rocks Town Centre At Annual Garda Christmas Collection

December 16, 2014 at 4:22 pm 1 comment

THE rain poured but spirits soared as Christy McCarthy gave his annual guest performance with Garda musicians on Tuesday afternoon for the annual Garda Christmas collection. Belting out rock n roll hit after hit, many passers-by stopped to take it all in outside Walsh Brothers Shoes, even though the heavens had opened […]

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VIDEO: Dinny Gets A Nice Delivery From Irish Rugby Legend

VIDEO: Dinny Gets A Nice Delivery From Irish Rugby Legend

December 16, 2014 at 3:02 pm Comments are Disabled

TRALEE man Dinny Culloty got a nice early Christmas present on Wednesday last when he received tickets for the Ireland v England rugby clash next year from none other than Munster and Irish legend, Ronan O’Gara. It was all part of a ‘ThreeIreland’ campaign to deliver seasonal spontaneity to unsuspecting […]

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Causeway U21 Champions Honour The Memory Of Former Teammate

Causeway U21 Champions Honour The Memory Of Former Teammate

December 16, 2014 at 2:28 pm 1 comment

AFTER lifting their first Kerry U21 title in 35 years, the victorious Causeway team brought the cup to the graveside of one of their former teammates, Kevin Diggin, who died earlier this year. Causeway beat St. Brendan’s Ardfert by a  0–18 to  0–9 in Austin Stack Park on Sunday, to […]

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Sod Is Turned On €1.7m Extension Work At Mercy Mounthawk

Sod Is Turned On €1.7m Extension Work At Mercy Mounthawk

December 16, 2014 at 12:10 pm Comments are Disabled

WORK has commenced in Mercy Mounthawk on a €1.7 million project which will improve and develop facilities in the school. The extension will contain seven classrooms,  four resource rooms an extended canteen space – which will double as a performance space – and a new toilet block. At the turning of […]

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Clarification: Johnston Marina Direct Provision Centre

Clarification: Johnston Marina Direct Provision Centre

December 16, 2014 at 11:48 am Comments are Disabled

IN our report about the Tralee International Resource Centre Christmas party on Saturday, it was stated by Gillian Wharton that the residents of Johnston Marina Direct Provision centre did not get a cooked dinner on Christmas Day because the kitchen wasn’t open. “We have this [party] every year for the […]

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It’s Been A Busy Christmas For Traders So Far Says Chamber Alliance

It’s Been A Busy Christmas For Traders So Far Says Chamber Alliance

December 16, 2014 at 10:14 am Comments are Disabled

THE 2014 Christmas Spraoi in Tralee had a very positive opening couple of weeks, according to the CEO of Tralee Chamber Alliance, Kieran Ruttledge, who said the feedback has been good from traders. He reminded local people to stay local for the rest of the Christmas holiday season by socialising […]

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Santa Helps Launch 63rd Fenit Christmas Swim

Santa Helps Launch 63rd Fenit Christmas Swim

December 16, 2014 at 10:04 am Comments are Disabled

SANTA and Mrs Claus were on hand on Sunday to officially launch the 63rd annual Christmas Day Swim at Fenit. Over 20 winter swimmers from Tralee Bay Swimming Club and members of Fenit Lifeboat  joined the Lapland duo for the launch of the swim which will take place at 12 noon. The Fenit […]

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An Garda Síochána

Gardaí Appeal For Information On Fatal Road Crash

December 15, 2014 at 3:08 pm Comments are Disabled

GARDAÍ are asking for the public’s help with regard to terrible road accident in which 50 year old Catriona Dowling lost her life. The accident happened at Ballincrossig Cross on the Ballyduff to Tralee road on Saturday morning at around 8.45am. Gardai are appealing for anyone who saw the blue Vauxhall […]

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Gardaí Warn Motorists Of ‘Zapper’ Key Scam

Gardaí Warn Motorists Of ‘Zapper’ Key Scam

December 15, 2014 at 2:36 pm Comments are Disabled

  GARDAI are warning people of a scam where people locking their cars by clicking the button on their key, have their code cloned by nearby would-be thieves. The scam which has been going on in the Midlands and Dublin area, but hasn’t been experienced in Kerry yet, involves thieves sitting […]

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Nellie Conway, Nellie Higgins and Breda Boylan at the Christmas Party for Active Retirement at the John Mitchels Clubhouse on John Joe Sheehy Road on Saturday. Photo by Kieran Connolly

PHOTOS: Party Time At John Mitchels For Active Retirement

December 15, 2014 at 12:35 pm Comments are Disabled

  OVER 150 people attended the 15th year of the annual Active Retirement party at the John Mitchels Clubhouse on John Joe Sheehy Road last Saturday. The frosty morning and hazardous driving conditions did not deter the volunteers from reporting to duty from early morning as floors were brushed, carpets […]

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Paul Abraham, Youlia Zidarova, Aisling Sugrue and David Rath at the TIRC Christmas party in the Kerins O'Rahilly's Clubhouse on Saturday afternoon. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Johnston Marina Centre Residents And Friends Enjoy Christmas Party

December 15, 2014 at 11:14 am Comments are Disabled

THERE was a large gathering of asylum seekers, people from the Tralee International Resource Centre and volunteers at the annual Christmas Party on Saturday afternoon. Santa made an appearance and they all enjoyed a Christmas dinner and entertainment. Held in Kerins O’Rahilly’s Clubhouse, Gillian Wharton of TIRC explained what the […]

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Claire and Oliver Molloy with kids Ryan, Kevin and Adam who took part in the 5k Santa Fun Run from Tralee Wetlands on Sunday morning. Photo by Dermot Crean

VIDEO/PHOTOS: Jolly Santas Ignore The Rain On Their 5k Fun Run

December 15, 2014 at 11:01 am Comments are Disabled

THE weather may have been miserable but it didn’t deter the hundreds of happy Santas on their 5k run on Sunday morning. They created a sea of red and white at the Tralee Wetlands, for the 5k Santa Fun Run in aid of the Ronald McDonald House, Crumlin and in memory […]

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Eamonn Fitzmaurice Opens New Bons Care Centre

Eamonn Fitzmaurice Opens New Bons Care Centre

December 14, 2014 at 12:32 pm Comments are Disabled

  THE Kerry senior football manager, Eamonn Fitzmaurice, officially opened the Urgent Care Centre at Bon Secours Hospital Tralee this week. The General Manager of Kerry General Hospital, TJ O’Connor, a number of GPs from the Kerry area and the Mayor of Tralee, Cllr Jim Finucane, attended the official opening. […]

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Tralee Man To Star In Huge HBO Drama ‘True Detective’ Next Year

Tralee Man To Star In Huge HBO Drama ‘True Detective’ Next Year

December 13, 2014 at 10:44 pm 1 comment

THE news just gets better and better for Tralee’s Timothy V Murphy as he has just scored a role in the hugely popular HBO drama ‘True Detective’ alongside fellow Irish man Colin Farrell. Murphy, a native of Oakpark, is an award-winning star of stage and screen, and is set to play Russian […]

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An Garda Síochána

Presentation Secondary School Teacher Killed In Car Accident

December 13, 2014 at 9:28 pm Comments are Disabled

THE woman who died the car crash on Saturday morning at Ballincrossig Cross has been named as 50 year old Catriona Dowling (nee Boyle) of Ballyduff. Originally from Dublin, but living in Kerry for many years, Mrs Dowling, a mother of three, was a German teacher in Presentation Secondary School in […]

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