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Telia Lucid, Tralee, Mary Shanahan, Betina Hoare, Kristina Silina, Alex Shanahan of the Tralee International Resource Centre Craft Group taking part in the Craft-Bomb event in the Town Park on Friday morning.

Rose Statues Kitted Out By Craft Group

May 9, 2014 at 3:51 pm Comments are Disabled

THE Rose of Tralee statue was kept warm on Friday morning thanks to volunteers from Tralee International Resource Centre. The Craft Group from the centre took part in CraftBomb, a nationwide secret project as a part of a Voluntary Arts Week. CraftBomb is a project to brighten up your community and help launch Voluntary […]

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Making Moves In Business

Making Moves In Business

May 9, 2014 at 9:21 am Comments are Disabled

IT seems the buzz phrase around Tralee over the past month or so is ‘relocation, relocation, relocation’. In the past couple of months, Rockalilly, Ela Marie and Loramar have upped sticks and moved to fresh premises in the town. So why the move? “The main reason is a bigger premises […]

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Cian Moore, Tralee, Christine Mortimer, Chantell Murphy and Fionan O'Carroll from Tralee taking part in the Gaelcholaiste Chiarrai Transition Year annual fashion show in the Meadowlands on Friday night. Photo by Dermot Crean

Gaelcholaiste Students Take To The Catwalk

May 9, 2014 at 8:09 am Comments are Disabled

TRANSITION Year students from Gaelcholaiste Chiarrai strutted their stuff in the Meadowlands Hotel to raise funds for their annual trip to Fenit for their foundation course in sailing. “This will help defray the cost of the course because parents have enough to pay for these days,” said teacher,  Michelle Daltuin. “They’ve […]

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Tommy Tiernan Packs Them Into Ballyroe

Tommy Tiernan Packs Them Into Ballyroe

May 9, 2014 at 8:08 am Comments are Disabled

HUNDREDS of people from all over Tralee enjoyed a night of laughs from a man no stranger to these parts over the past few years. Tommy Tiernan is on his World Tour Of Kerry – he did a similar tour in 2010 – and he didn’t disappoint punters when he visited […]

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Presentation Tralee students Hannah O'Connor and Aoife Sheehan with their project 'The Dangers Of Household Chemicals To Young Children' at the Scifest fair in the ITT on Thursday. Photo by Dermot Crean

Students Reach For The Scifest

May 8, 2014 at 2:54 pm Comments are Disabled

SCIENCE projects ranging from increasing milk yields through cow-love to getting drunk on mouthwash were on show at the SciFest fair at the ITT on Thursday where students from all over Kerry took part. SciFest is a series of one-day science fairs for second-level students hosted locally in schools and […]

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Banged up. The Duck directly in front of Sherry Fitzgerald's on Denny Street. Photo Gavin O'Connor.

Playing Ducks And Drakes On Denny Street

May 8, 2014 at 8:49 am 1 comment

ONLOOKERS were amused on Wednesday afternoon to find a feathered-friend taking in the sights on Tralee’s most historic street. What ensued was a game of ducks and drakes on Denny Street where the wandering waddler tried to avoid the friendly clutches of the KSPCA. At around 2.15pm, Wendy O’Connor, of Animal […]

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The Manager of the Bon Secours Hospital Tralee, Donna Roche, with Mayor of Tralee, Pat Hussey and Orla Quirke, Bon Secours Hospital Tralee Staff Nurse Orla Quirke who is this year’s winner of INMO Nurse Preceptor of the Year 2014 at the Civic Reception on Tuesday night. Photo by Dermot Crean

Civic Honour For Bon Secours

May 8, 2014 at 7:33 am Comments are Disabled

THE Mayor of Tralee, Cllr Pat Hussey, has presented the Bon Secours Hospital Tralee with a Civic Award to recognise the recent success in being chosen as Ireland’s Private Hospital of the Year 2014. The Civic Award presentation, which was proposed by Cllr Terry O’Brien at the April meeting of […]

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Town Manager: ‘Money Raised In Tralee, Will Be Spent In Tralee’

Town Manager: ‘Money Raised In Tralee, Will Be Spent In Tralee’

May 7, 2014 at 1:12 pm Comments are Disabled

OVER €11m in funds left in the Town Council coffers will stay in the town, Tralee Town Council Management informed councillors at the May meeting on Tuesday evening. Tralee Town Manager, Michael McMahon, said he has received assurances from Kerry County Council management, that these monies will remain for use in the town and were “ring-fenced” for […]

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Top Showjumping Expert For Kingdom County Fair

Top Showjumping Expert For Kingdom County Fair

May 7, 2014 at 11:26 am Comments are Disabled

THE world famous showjumper and current High Performance Manager for the Irish Show Jumping team, Robert Splaine, will attend the 65th Kingdom County Fair this Sunday. He will meet riders and exhibitors and present rosettes at the event which begins at 10am at Ballybeggan Racecourse. Mr Splaine has represented Ireland on many winning […]

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Tralee Business Showcase At Fels Point Hotel

Tralee Business Showcase At Fels Point Hotel

May 7, 2014 at 10:45 am Comments are Disabled

THE business community in the Tralee and wider area are set to come together next week at the inaugural Tralee Chamber Alliance Business Expo in association with The Kerryman. The event between 4pm and 8pm on Tuesday, May 13 at Fels Point Hotel will showcase the excellence, broad range and […]

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Pedestrian Danger On Tralee Roads

Pedestrian Danger On Tralee Roads

May 7, 2014 at 10:32 am Comments are Disabled

THE issue of dangers to pedestrians at two busy Tralee roads was raised by two councillors at the May meeting of Tralee Town Council on Tuesday evening. Cllr Johnnie Wall (Ind) put forward a motion that a pedestrian crossing be put in place on the Killerisk Road because of the level […]

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Probus Gets To The Art Of The Matter

Probus Gets To The Art Of The Matter

May 7, 2014 at 9:15 am 1 comment

A LARGE crowd gathered in Tralee Library on Tuesday evening for the official opening of the Probus art exhibition. “Every year we do an art exhibition of our works from the Kerry Probus groups and this is our sixth exhibition,” said co-ordinator of the exhibition, Phil Hussey. “We have both men […]

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attending the Launch of the Kerry Spina Bifida Hydrocephalus Association Fund raising event with a night at the Dogs due to be held at the Kingdom Greyhound Stadium on Saturday May 31st were, back from left; Alanna Collins, Odhran Buckley, Aileen Buckley, Don O`Donoghue (Vice Chairman), Tadhg Buckley, Frances Henderson, David Collins, Declan Dowling, KGS, Sales & Operations Manager and in front, left, Ciara Buckley with Niamh Buckley and Roy Guerin. © www.deniswalshphotography.com

‘Night At The Dogs’ For Kerry Association

May 7, 2014 at 8:55 am Comments are Disabled

THE KERRY Spina Bifida and Hydrocephalus Association are holding ‘A Night at the Dogs’ in The Kingdom Greyhound Stadium, on Saturday, May 31.  The association is run on a voluntary basis and their main aim is to assist persons who were born with Spina Bifida or Hydrocephalus in Kerry. They provide […]

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‘Boy Racers’ Create Their Own ‘Ring-Roads’

‘Boy Racers’ Create Their Own ‘Ring-Roads’

May 6, 2014 at 2:17 pm Comments are Disabled

YOU COULD be forgiven for thinking aliens had landed on the Tralee to Killarney road at the weekend, but a far more likely explanation is that ‘Boy Racers’ have been making use of the area the way they know best. These pictures were taken on the flyover just before the Currans/Ballyfinnane […]

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Homes Burgled In Ballymacelligott Area

Homes Burgled In Ballymacelligott Area

May 6, 2014 at 11:17 am Comments are Disabled

GARDAI are asking homeowners to be vigilant after three homes were burgled in the Ballymacelligott/Ballyseedy area last week. Money and jewellery were taken when the houses were broken into on Thursday, May 1. The houses were vacant for a short period during daylight hours and Gardai believe the thieves may have been watching […]

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Sailing Regatta This Sunday

Sailing Regatta This Sunday

May 6, 2014 at 9:02 am Comments are Disabled

TRALEE Bay Sailing Club and School holds its Spring Dinghy Regatta this Sunday, May 11. Registration from 9am with first gun at 11am sharp followed by BBQ in the club. A competitive day’s racing is promised around Fenit Light House. Younger optimist sailors will get their first competitive thrill as they […]

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Billy Nolan of Kerry Camino presents certificates to Joan Prendiville of Castleisland and Mary Nagle of Tipperary.

Rain Fails To Dampen Spirits On Kerry Camino

May 6, 2014 at 8:53 am Comments are Disabled

  NEARLY 50 people took part in this year’s Kerry Camino and the organisers deemed it a great success. “Our three day guided walking festival on The Dingle Way was a great success,” said Adrienne McLoughlin, secretary of Kerry Camino. “Between 40 and 50 walkers of varying experience took part each day, some […]

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Hardy Souls Brave The Elements For Rotary Club 10K Run

Hardy Souls Brave The Elements For Rotary Club 10K Run

May 5, 2014 at 2:25 pm Comments are Disabled

AN ESTIMATED 150 participants took part in the Rotary Club’s ‘Run Kingdom Run’ event, despite the awful weather conditions which were wet from start to finish. The 10K run was won by Dublin’s Gary Condon who came in at the finish line at the Brandon Hotel in a time of […]

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Ballybunion

VIDEO: This Is Great. Pharrell’s ‘Happy’ Gets The Ballybunion Treatment

May 5, 2014 at 2:01 pm Comments are Disabled

A VIDEO of Ballybunion people dancing to the Pharrell Williams hit ‘Happy’ is getting a lot of attention since it was uploaded to Youtube yesterday. The town is the latest to make a video version of the hit song and the makers didn’t lose the opportunity to highlight the incredible beauty […]

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Elizabeth Hayes, Clodagh Byrne and Alannah McElligott with 'Donal's Mountain' author, Fionnbar Walsh at Eason's on Monday afternoon. Photo by Dermot Crean

Fionnbar Walsh Book Signing At Eason’s

May 5, 2014 at 1:32 pm Comments are Disabled

THERE was a steady stream of customers lining up at Eason’s in town on Monday afternoon for a book signing by Fionnbar Walsh. The author was there to sign copies of ‘Donal’s Mountain’ which tells the story of his son Donal, the inspirational teenager who came to national attention last March with […]

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Little Liam Dies From Battens Disease

Little Liam Dies From Battens Disease

May 4, 2014 at 11:25 am Comments are Disabled

YOUNG Liam Heffernan, who had been battling Batten’s Disease, has died. He was just five years old. His father Tony tweeted the news earlier yesterday morning. “#LittleLiamo has grown angelwings and joined sister Saoirse in heaven #RIP son #SuperHero No More #BattenDisease” Liam, from Castlemaine, suffered from the rare Battens […]

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Profile: The Rise And Rise Of Toireasa

Profile: The Rise And Rise Of Toireasa

May 4, 2014 at 10:22 am Comments are Disabled

By Dermot Crean IT’S hard to imagine being a political veteran at the age of 34, but looking at her record, it’s a description that could be applied to  Toireasa Ferris. A county councillor since 2003, the daughter of the Sinn Fein Deputy, Martin Ferris, has been a mainstay there […]

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Anti-suicide campaigner, Donal Walsh, who died last May.

Huge Drop In South Kerry Suicides Since Donal’s Interview

May 3, 2014 at 10:28 am Comments are Disabled

By Dermot Crean THERE have been four reported suicides in south Kerry since Donal Walsh came to national prominence in March 2013, down from 28 on the previous 12 months. The figures came from South Kerry Coroner, Terence Casey, who told Donal’s father, Fionnbar, when he met him in Killarney on Thursday. […]

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Left to right: Damian Morrisson Jackie Ruttledge Lian McCarthy Lorraine O'Halloran. Photo Gavin O'Connor

Video: Cyclists Celebrate Donal Walsh At CBS

May 3, 2014 at 9:58 am Comments are Disabled

By Dermot Crean OVER 300 cyclists rolled into CBS The Green on Friday afternoon for the Donal Walsh Memorial leg of the nationwide Cycle Against Suicide. The students and staff of CBS were joined by Labour Deputy AJ Spring, local councillors, well-wishers, and students representing other schools from the town, […]

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Fintan Ryan Manager of Tralee Credit Union presenting member Kathleen Twomey from Kilflynn, the keys to her new Citroen C4.  Also in the photo,  Daughters Helen and Dorothy and Jimmy O’Sullivan from Billy Naughton Ltd.

Euromillions/New Car Double For Kathleen

May 2, 2014 at 3:05 pm Comments are Disabled

TRALEE Credit Union member, Kathleen Twomey, won’t forget last Friday (April 25) in a hurry. Not only did she win €100 in the Euromillions that night, but she also was informed she was the owner of a brand new Citroen C4.    The win came thanks to the Tralee Credit […]

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Seven Tralee Culinary ‘Institutions’

Seven Tralee Culinary ‘Institutions’

May 2, 2014 at 8:37 am 7 comments

If you were asked what foods you’d associate with Tralee (past or present) what would you pick?  Dermot Crean makes his choices 1. Barry’s Pan Loaf – Aah, the smell of the fresh bread. Aah, the combination of the hard crust and the fluffy dough. Aah, the way you’d actually eat the […]

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Profile: Graham Spring Tees Off For His First Election

Profile: Graham Spring Tees Off For His First Election

May 2, 2014 at 7:23 am Comments are Disabled

THE machine keeps on going. Another election, another new Spring on the ticket for Labour. It’s a name synonymous with Kerry (and national) politics and Graham Spring says he is determined to give his all to try to emulate the achievements of his grandfather Dan, uncle Dick, aunt Maeve and brother […]

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‘Pensioner’ Kingdom County Fair Never Gets Old

‘Pensioner’ Kingdom County Fair Never Gets Old

May 1, 2014 at 3:27 pm Comments are Disabled

THE Kingdom County Fair turns the pension age this year as huge crowds are expected to flood into Ballybeggan Race Course on Sunday, May 11. The 65th Fair, which is the second biggest in Munster, will have bundles of things on offer for what is seen as a great family […]

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Kerry Cumann Na mBan To Be Celebrated At Library

Kerry Cumann Na mBan To Be Celebrated At Library

May 1, 2014 at 1:01 pm Comments are Disabled

TRALEE Library will host a lecture titled ‘Cumann na mBan in Kerry 1914 – 1923’ on Thursday, May 15 at 7.30 pm to commemorate the centenary of its foundation. Neglected by the history books, the stories of the heroic women of Cumann na mBan remained quietly within families who cherished their […]

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Sinn Fein Deputy Martin Ferris.

Ferris: Adams Arrest Was “Politically Motivated”

May 1, 2014 at 11:49 am Comments are Disabled

SINN Fein North Kerry Deputy, Martin Ferris, said the arrest of Gerry Adams last night, to answer questions in relation to the disappearance and murder of Jean McConville,  was “politically motivated”. The Ardfert politician was speaking on Radio Kerry’s ‘Kerry Today’ programme on Thursday morning. “This was politically motivated, the intent is […]

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