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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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Kerry County Council buildings in Rathass.

Councillors To ‘Endeavour’ To Find Ways To Reduce Property Tax

July 21, 2014 at 4:08 pm Comments are Disabled

Click on above ad for more COUNCILLORS said they would endeavour to find ways to reduce the property tax by 15 per cent, to alleviate the burden on householders, at the monthly meeting of Kerry County Council on Monday. A motion by Sinn Fein Councillor Toireasa Ferris, called for the Council “to […]

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New Chief Executive Of Kerry County Council Has Nomination Approved

New Chief Executive Of Kerry County Council Has Nomination Approved

July 21, 2014 at 2:48 pm Comments are Disabled

  Click on the above ad for more MOIRA Murrell’s nomination as Chief Executive of Kerry County Council was unanimously approved by the elected members of Kerry County Council at the July monthly meeting of the Council on Monday. A native of Killarney, Ms Murrell will take up her position […]

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At the Austin Stacks GAA 'Strictly Come Dancing' Launch were, from left: Claire McAvoy, Joanna O'Driscoll, Amy Prendergast, Michelle Culloty, Susan O'Gara, Mary O'Donnell, Helen Enright, Treasa Murphy,  Bernie Slattery, Miriam Owens and Bridie Courtney. Photo bv Gavin O'Connor.

Couples To Light Up The Dancefloor At Stacks’ ‘Strictly Come Dancing’

July 21, 2014 at 10:22 am 1 comment

Click on above ad for a great offer THE annual dancing extravaganza that is ‘Strictly Come Dancing was  launched at the Austin Stacks GAA headquarters in Connolly Park on Saturday night. The event has been an enormous success over the past few years and there’s every chance that will be […]

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Francie Breen with Daisy and Ellie Mae Breen at the Criolár na Mistealach family fun day on Saturday. Photo by Dermot Crean

Photos: Family Fun Day In New Mitchels Estate

July 20, 2014 at 1:33 pm Comments are Disabled

Click above ad for more RESIDENTS in Criolar na Mistealach turned out in force on Saturday for a family fun day to get the community together. There was food and refreshments, a bouncy castle and a DJ there to entertain all and everyone enjoyed themselves in one of Tralee’s newest […]

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Aine Collins (right) of Aine's Cafe with manager Catherine Hanafin, celebrating the tenth anniversary of the cafe on Saturday. Photo by Dermot Crean

Photos: Aine’s Cafe Celebrates 10 Years In The Square

July 20, 2014 at 12:57 pm Comments are Disabled

Click on above ad for more THE Square resounded with the sounds of music group Oracle on Saturday as part of the 10th birthday celebrations for Aine’s Cafe. Aine Collins decided to thank her customers who have supported her over the years with free food, wine and entertainment. “The day […]

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Four Historical Properties Up For Sale In Tralee

Four Historical Properties Up For Sale In Tralee

July 18, 2014 at 1:01 pm Comments are Disabled

Click on above for above WITH the sale of  the Green Cottage next to the KDYS on Denny Street last month, we decided to take a look at other historical properties that are currently up for sale around the town.  Main Road, Oakpark Cottage Many of you may have wondered as you […]

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Majella Forde head of fundraising for Kerry Rape and Sexual Abuse Centre all set for the 'Pedal in The Park'. Photo by Gavin O'Connor.

Wheels In Motion For Fundraiser In The Park

July 18, 2014 at 8:30 am Comments are Disabled

Click on above ad to enter a great competition KERRY Rape and Sexual Abuse Centre is looking for people to take part in a fundraiser they call ‘Pedal in the Park’. “I got the idea from watching the World Cup,” said Majella Forde, newly appointed head of fundraising for Kerry […]

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The Brogue Inn To Reopen Within A Week

The Brogue Inn To Reopen Within A Week

July 17, 2014 at 3:39 pm Comments are Disabled

Click on above ad for more ONE of Rock Street’s most famous landmarks, Kirby’s Brogue Inn, is putting the finishing touches on its much anticipated reopening since it closed its doors in April 2013. On Thursday they were doing work on the slates that overhang  the front entrance of the bar. […]

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Networking Event To Raise Funds For Liam’s Lodge

Networking Event To Raise Funds For Liam’s Lodge

July 17, 2014 at 2:36 pm Comments are Disabled

A FUNDRAISING event in aid of Liam’s Lodge will be held in the Fels Point Hotel on Wednesday, July 30 at 7pm. “Networking with a Conscience” sees Kerry’s newest  entrepreneurs on the Enterprise Ireland New Frontiers programme  host a high powered information and networking session. Guest speakers include Eamon Fitzpatrick, former Sales Director […]

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Green Cottage Was One Of Just Six Residential Properties Sold In June

Green Cottage Was One Of Just Six Residential Properties Sold In June

July 16, 2014 at 12:41 pm Comments are Disabled

GREEN Cottage, situated adjacent to the KDYS in Denny Street, was sold last month for €165,000, down from the €350,000 guide price back in 2012. The 160 year old cottage was one of just six residential properties sold in Tralee during the month of June with a combined value of €667,500, […]

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Mary O'Donnell

Mary O’Donnell’s Dancing Queen Ambitions

July 16, 2014 at 11:04 am Comments are Disabled

Click on above ad for more LOCK up your toes! Our regular beauty columnist, Mary O’Donnell, is taking to the dance floor as a contestant in Austin Stacks ‘Strictly Come Dancing’. The event takes place on August 23 in the Festival Dome. She’ll keep us abreast of her progress through a weekly […]

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Martin Gill at the entrance to the Manor Village Walk on Tuesday evening. Photo by Dermot Crean

VIDEO: Model Manor Estate Making Supreme Effort For Entente Florale

July 16, 2014 at 10:54 am Comments are Disabled

Click on above ad for more THE residents at Manor Village are no strangers to awards over the years, practically owning the Best Large Estate category in the Tidy Tralee Together competition. But now they have been set a new task by the Council: to get their estate ready for the […]

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New-Look Lidl Due To Re-Open By Mid-August

New-Look Lidl Due To Re-Open By Mid-August

July 15, 2014 at 12:12 pm Comments are Disabled

Click on above ad for great offers MANY of you may have noticed the extensive work being undertaken at the Lidl supermarket over on the Castlemaine Road. The store closed its doors in late June and is undergoing a huge renovation job. It’s all in line with company policy where when one of […]

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Chamber Alliance Praises Deputy Deenihan As He Departs Cabinet

Chamber Alliance Praises Deputy Deenihan As He Departs Cabinet

July 15, 2014 at 11:44 am Comments are Disabled

THE Tralee Chamber Alliance has expressed disappointment at Jimmy Deenihan losing his seat at the cabinet table last Friday. “Tralee Chamber Alliance is disappointed that Jimmy Deenihan has lost his seat at the Cabinet Table,” read a statement from the Alliance. “However, we look forward to working with him in […]

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Joan O'Regan, Mary O'Shea, Mary Walsh, Patricia Crowley and Ciara Fields of the Castlemorris residents out cleaning up and tending to the flowers in the area on Monday evening. Photo by Dermot Crean

Castlemorris and Ballymullen Residents Taking Pride In Their Area

July 15, 2014 at 11:13 am Comments are Disabled

Click on above ad for more AS the Entente Florale judging comes ever closer, people are making a special effort to have the town looking its best. July 31 is when Tralee will be scrutinised as part of the international Tidy Towns Competition that aims to promote a greener and more […]

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At the 'Giving Something Back' fundraiser for the Kerry Rape Crisis and Sexual Abuse Centre on Saturday night in the Meadowlands Hotel were, from left: Eileen O'Shea, Laura McCarthy (Organiser), Vera O'Leary (Kerry Rape Crisis and Sexual Abuse), Mark Lynchahan. Photo by Gavin O'Connor.

Photos: Fundraiser For Centre At The Meadowlands

July 14, 2014 at 11:47 am Comments are Disabled

Click on above ad for more ABOUT 100 or so people attended a fundraising event for Kerry Rape And Sexual Abuse Centre in The Meadowlands Hotel last Saturday night. The event called ‘Giving Something Back’ was organised by Laura McCarthy of Manor, during the night she gave a speech about the importance of […]

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Wow! Mike Gets World Cup Winner Ozil To Sign His Na Gaeil Shirt

Wow! Mike Gets World Cup Winner Ozil To Sign His Na Gaeil Shirt

July 14, 2014 at 10:49 am 1 comment

Click on above ad for more SO Mike Griffin had a good time in Rio last night. The Na Gaeil man had a ticket for the World Cup final and saw Mario Götze – who played in Listowel in an U16 international for Germany against Ireland back in April 2008 […]

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At the Whipps Cross Nurses reunion in the Meadowlands Hotel on Friday night were, seated from left; Liz McTiernan,Aileen Shanahan, Mary Jeffers, Eileen Curtin, Anne Clancy and Mary McLoughlin. Back from left; Christine Holman, Carmel O'Flaherty, Claire Felle, Debbie Colley, Noreen Leahy, Michelle Vale, Sylvia fallon, Maria Hickey and Margaret Cotter. Photo by Dermot Crean

Whipps Cross Girls Reunite In Tralee After 42 Years

July 12, 2014 at 10:58 am Comments are Disabled

Click on above ad to enter a great competition THE Meadowlands Hotel reverberated with laughter on Friday night when 19 ladies who trained as nurses in a London hospital reunited after 42 years. “In 1972 there was about 70 people who started training to be nurses in Whipps Cross Hospital […]

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Gary Keane

Gary Makes It To The Electric Picnic Thanks To You!

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

  Click above ad for more A TRALEE man has won the chance to play this year’s Electric Picnic and it’s all thanks to you. Gary Keane, aka, Like A Fire, entered the 2FM ‘Play the Picnic’ competition with hundreds of other artists to try to earn a place on […]

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Bad News For Jimmy Deenihan As He Loses Senior Cabinet Post

Bad News For Jimmy Deenihan As He Loses Senior Cabinet Post

July 11, 2014 at 2:42 pm Comments are Disabled

THERE was bad news for North Kerry/ West Limerick Deputy Jimmy Deenihan this afternoon, when it was announced that  has lost his position as Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht in the cabinet reshuffle. Instead he has been moved to Minister for State at the Department of the Taoiseach and Gaeltacht […]

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Photos: Blending The Old With The New On The Streets Of Tralee

Photos: Blending The Old With The New On The Streets Of Tralee

July 11, 2014 at 12:07 pm 1 comment

Click on above ad for more HOW times have changed. We came across some photos of Tralee streets from the early to mid-20th century on the web. We then got Ryan Higgins to recreate the same angles today to contrast the times. Ryan then blended the old photos with the new. Check […]

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