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An Bord Pleanála Grants Planning Permission For New School At Listellick

An Bord Pleanála Grants Planning Permission For New School At Listellick

April 21, 2015 at 4:21 pm Comments are Disabled

AN Bord Pleanála has given outline planning permission to Listellick NS to proceed with the building of a new school on the proposed site. The appeal lodged by the Commissioners of Public Works, on behalf of the Minister for Education and Skills, Jan O’Sullivan to appeal Kerry County Council’s refusal to grant […]

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Fears For Ladbrokes Jobs As Examiner Appointed To Business

Fears For Ladbrokes Jobs As Examiner Appointed To Business

April 21, 2015 at 4:07 pm Comments are Disabled

  THERE are fears of job losses after an interim examiner was appointed to the Irish arm of the ‘Ladbrokes’ Bookmakers business. The betting company – which has two shops based in Tralee on Edward Street and Market Street – currently employs over 840 people in 196 shops around the country. They […]

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50 Unit Local Authority Housing Development Planned For Lohercannon

50 Unit Local Authority Housing Development Planned For Lohercannon

April 21, 2015 at 3:38 pm Comments are Disabled

A FIFTY unit local authority housing development is planned for the Lohercannon area in 2017. The plan emerged during a presentation by John Breen, Director of Services at Kerry County Council, of the targets for delivery under the Social Housing Strategy 2015, 2016 and 2017 at the monthly meeting of the authority […]

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Nathan’s Back As Rose Of Tralee Street Carnival Line-Up Announced

Nathan’s Back As Rose Of Tralee Street Carnival Line-Up Announced

April 21, 2015 at 2:10 pm Comments are Disabled

NATHAN Carter, Hometown, Stereokicks, Hudson Taylor, Gavin James, Riptide Movement, Sharon Shannon and the Kilfenora Céilí Band are just a few of the acts that will all perform live at this year’s Rose of Tralee International Street Festival. A Full Access Street Ticket (F.A.S.T.) to see all eight acts will go […]

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“I’m Sad The Next Generation Won’t Have ‘Granda Bill’. That’s What Upsets Me Most”

“I’m Sad The Next Generation Won’t Have ‘Granda Bill’. That’s What Upsets Me Most”

April 21, 2015 at 12:14 pm Comments are Disabled

Fiona Kirby of Kirby’s Brogue Inn speaks to us about her father Bill’s death and a special fundraiser they are hosting to highlight an issue close to her heart… A SPECIAL fundraiser will take place at the Brogue Inn next week and one which will have special resonance for the Kirby family. […]

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PHOTO: Anthony’s One Step Closer To Las Vegas Final

PHOTO: Anthony’s One Step Closer To Las Vegas Final

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

  THE saying goes that in debating if you can’t convince them, then you must just try to confuse them. This may be the case for most, but not for one local man after he convinced judges and progressed through the latter rounds of a speaking/debating competition. Anthony Garvey (click […]

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Maureen Kelly from Listowel, Co. Kerry has won €21,000 on the National Lottery’s Million Euro Challenge game show on RTE on Saturday. Pictured at the presentation of prizes are from left to right: Dermot Griffin, Chief Executive at the National Lottery; Jennifer Kelly-Scannell, Maureen’s daughter  guest support on the show; Maureen Kelly, the winning player and The Million Euro Challenge Host Nicky Byrne. The winning ticket was bought from Garveys Supervalu, Convent Street, Listowel. Pic: Mac Innes Photography

Maureen Takes Home €21,000 On Saturday Night Game Show

April 20, 2015 at 11:24 am Comments are Disabled

A LISTOWEL woman took home €21,000 after appearing on the National Lottery’s The Million Euro Challenge game show on RTE. Maureen Kelly was appearing on the 15th episode of the new show which is hosted by Nicky Byrne and which was aired last Saturday April 18. Maureen said she wasn’t sure […]

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At the Tralee Imperials Basketball Club Awards night in O'Donnell's Mounthawk on Friday night were, front from left; Aoife Dillane, Rachel Kilgallen, Rachel Ryan, Katlyn Crowe, Ciara Ryan. Back from left; Rebecca Conway, Mary O'Connell and Alison O'Leary. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Tralee Imperials Basketball Club Holds Awards Night

April 20, 2015 at 9:57 am Comments are Disabled

PEOPLE of all ages involved with Tralee Imperials gathered at O’Donnell’s in Mounthawk for the club’s annual awards evening on Friday. The club has about 500 members and is making huge strides over the past few years. “It was a celebration of the year for the club, the successful teams […]

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Two Children In Hospital After Rally Crash In Tralee

Two Children In Hospital After Rally Crash In Tralee

April 19, 2015 at 6:04 pm Comments are Disabled

  A GIRL of seven had to be airlifted to Cork University Hospital and a two-year-old boy has been brought to Kerry General hospital after being involved in a crash during the Circuit of Kerry earlier today. It is understood that the children were spectators watching the Circuit of Kerry Rally […]

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Tralee Educate Together Opens Its Doors

Tralee Educate Together Opens Its Doors

April 19, 2015 at 11:48 am Comments are Disabled

  THE staff and pupils of a Tralee school opened its doors this week. Located at Collis Sandes, the Tralee Educate Together school held an open day to show all the school has to offer. “We invited people to see how the school works in real time,” said Principal, Mary […]

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Tommy and Siobhan Brosnan with children Leah and Katie at the Ballyseedy BBQ Fun Weekend event on Saturday. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Family Fun At Ballyseedy For A Great Cause

April 19, 2015 at 11:26 am Comments are Disabled

  KERRY stars Colm Cooper and Kieran O’Leary lent a hand to a great cause on Saturday when they appeared at an event in the Ballyseedy Garden Centre. ‘The Tour de Munster Partnership Spin and Family Fun Day 2015′ is taking place throughout the weekend to raise funds for the Down Syndrome Ireland, […]

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Motorcyclist Dies In Road Accident On Tralee/Abbeydorney Road

Motorcyclist Dies In Road Accident On Tralee/Abbeydorney Road

April 19, 2015 at 10:57 am Comments are Disabled

GARDAÍ in Tralee are investigating a fatal vehicle road traffic collision which occurred on the Tralee to Abbeydorney Road yesterday evening. The collision occurred at approximately 9.55pm at Listellick North between two cars and a motorcyclist. A male (53 years) motor cyclist was fatally injured. He was pronounced dead at […]

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Tim’s Visit Home Before Resuming His ‘True Detective’ Work

Tim’s Visit Home Before Resuming His ‘True Detective’ Work

April 18, 2015 at 10:35 am Comments are Disabled

TIMOTHY V Murphy walks through the arrival doors at Farranfore Airport and a few people present do a double take with that ‘I know that fella from somewhere’ expression on their faces. It’s a look the Oakpark native must be well acquainted with. Since he left Ireland for Hollywood many years ago, he […]

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The late Tommy Brosnan's family, at the Primrose Black Tie Gala Ball at the Ballygarry House Hotel on Friday night. From left; Kate, Marelda, Niall, Aisling and Niamh Brosnan. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Style From The Primrose Gala Ball In Ballygarry

April 18, 2015 at 10:35 am Comments are Disabled

OVER 350 people packed the Ballygarry House Hotel on Friday night for a night of glamour, entertainment and  fundraising for a great cause. The Primrose Black Tie Gala Ball, in memory of Tommy Brosnan, was a fiercely stylish affair with people from all over the country attending. Guests at the €100 a […]

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Runners get set to go in the Tralee Marathon on Sunday morning. Photo by Dermot Crean

Runners Have Their Say On The Best Parts Of Tralee Marathon

April 18, 2015 at 10:33 am Comments are Disabled

‘RUN The Kingdom’ (RTK) which is the event management company behind the Tralee Marathon, has conducted a poll to find out what competitors and visitors to the town thought of the hugely popular event. Over the last four weeks 203 people took part in the survey which threw up some interesting results. When […]

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Kieran Collins of Holy Family NS who made his confirmation on Thursday at Our Lady and St Brendan's Church, with Fintan, Sarah, Rose and Ian Collins and Kay McDonnell. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Sun Shines For Listellick And Holy Family Confirmation Day

April 18, 2015 at 10:32 am Comments are Disabled

THE sun was shining brightly as parents, pupils and proud teachers from Holy Family NS and Listellick National School entered Our Lady and St Brendan’s Church for Confirmation Day on Thursday. “The day went fine. Everything went really well; the choir sang beautifully and it was a lovely day. The weather held up […]

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Local Students Reach Regional Final Of ‘Irish Aid Awards’

Local Students Reach Regional Final Of ‘Irish Aid Awards’

April 18, 2015 at 10:32 am Comments are Disabled

        LOCAL students have been chosen to represent their school in the regional finals of the ‘Our World Irish Aid Awards 2015’ which will be taking place in Limerick on May 20. St Ita’s & St Josephs will be amongst 11 other schools and their pupils that […]

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Tralee Toastmasters Celebrate 90th Anniversary In Style

Tralee Toastmasters Celebrate 90th Anniversary In Style

April 18, 2015 at 10:31 am Comments are Disabled

  A LOCAL group who have proven that they can certainly ‘talk the talk’ have now shown that they have the style to match their verbal skills, as they celebrated an anniversary this week. The ‘Tralee Toastmasters Club’ celebrated the 90th anniversary of the foundation of ‘Toastmasters International’ with a […]

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The Dingle Basking shark.

VIDEO: Dingle Adventurer Has Close Encounter With Basking Shark

April 17, 2015 at 4:02 pm Comments are Disabled

  A KAYAKER off the shores of Dingle had a close encounter with a basking shark on Thursday evening. John O’Leary of Irish Adventurers based in Dingle, was enjoying the fine weather yesterday, kayaking off the Kerry coast when a mammoth-sized basking shark decided to make itself acquainted with the aquatic thrill-seeker. […]

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Pictured at the launch of Irelandways.com at th Tralee Bay Wetlands Centre on Wednesday night were, from left; Grace O'Donnell, Kerry Camino; Roland Monsegu, Irelandsways.com; Frank Hartnett, Kerry County Council; Mayor of Tralee, Jim Finucane, Ingrid Boyle, Kerry Camino; Emmett Roche, Irelandways.com and Maria Golpe, Irelandways.com. Photo by Dermot Crean

Kerry Camino Gets Huge Boost As International Journalists Sample The Walk

April 17, 2015 at 3:27 pm Comments are Disabled

  THERE was a fantastic boost for a local tourism attraction this week as journalists from Ireland, the UK and the US sampled the delights of the Kerry Camino. The Kerry Camino is described as a “walk in the footsteps of St. Brendan, the Navigator, as a walker or pilgrim, on this […]

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GIFS: Google Street View Tracks Changes To Tralee During The Recession

GIFS: Google Street View Tracks Changes To Tralee During The Recession

April 17, 2015 at 9:59 am 1 comment

SINCE around about the time the ‘Celtic Tiger’ hit a nosedive, there have been a few structural changes to the town landscape and surrounding areas. Even though construction work slowed  to a trickle compared to the boom years, there were a few projects in Tralee between 2009 and now that […]

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Presentation Girls Win Overall National AIB Build A Bank Award

Presentation Girls Win Overall National AIB Build A Bank Award

April 17, 2015 at 9:58 am 1 comment

IT was a dream ending for a group of Presentation Tralee students on Thursday, when they won the national final of the AIB Build A Bank Award in Dublin. The AIB Build a Bank Challenge sees a team of six students selected to set up and manage a bank in their […]

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Diabetes Ireland To Hold Meeting In Tralee Next Week

Diabetes Ireland To Hold Meeting In Tralee Next Week

April 17, 2015 at 9:50 am Comments are Disabled

  DIABETES Ireland will hold a meeting in Tralee which will focus on the practice of good management of diabetes in daily life and how it can be harmful when not controlled properly. The meeting which will be called ‘Head to Toe Management’ will be held in the Fels Point Hotel on Sunday, […]

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VIDEO: Tralee Woman Named Miss Bikini For South America/New Zealand

VIDEO: Tralee Woman Named Miss Bikini For South America/New Zealand

April 16, 2015 at 3:11 pm Comments are Disabled

A LOCAL woman was recently named as the winner of a modelling competition that was held in Auckland, New Zealand last month. Debbie Sugrue who is originally from Fountain Court was named as the winner of the ‘Miss Bikini South America/New Zealand’ competition and will now go on to complete the […]

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Ballyseede Castle Used As Location For Hit US TV Show

Ballyseede Castle Used As Location For Hit US TV Show

April 16, 2015 at 2:49 pm Comments are Disabled

TELEVISION cameras returned to Ballyseede Castle last week but it definitely wasn’t ghouls they were filming this time. The hotel was one of the locations for filming a hit US reality TV show  set to air on ABC Television in June of this year. ‘The Bachelorette’ which is regularly watched  by up […]

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Taking part in the charity wheelchair basketball match in Mercy Mounthawk, were, front from left: Ciaran Hattar, Dept Principal Pat Fleming, Dara O'Keeffe, Dara Devine, Mark Maloney,  Liam Culloty. Back: Eoin McElligott, Giles Appleby, Donagh O'Brien, David Williams., Evan Doody,  Ronan Fitzgerald and Robbie Dinan. Photo by Gavin O'Connor.

Students Face Teachers In Wheelchair Basketball Fundraiser

April 16, 2015 at 9:48 am Comments are Disabled

MERCY Mounthawk transition year students faced off against teachers in a match with a difference. On Wednesday, competitors strapped themselves into wheelchairs for a charity basketball match with all proceeds going to the Kerry Hospice Foundation and the Irish Wheelchair Association. The initiative was the brainchild of Mercy Mounthawk PE teacher, […]

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At the reunion of former members of CBS Primary School Choir on Wednesday were front, from left; Eamonn Horan, Con McCarthy, Joe Cotter, Ted O Keeffe, Liam O Connor, Paddy Breen. Back from left; Fr Padraig Walsh, John Fitzgerald, Muiris Ó Cléirigh, Denis Coleman (Principal CBS), Michael Ashe, Tim Collins, John Counihan, Paudie Murphy. Photo by Michelle Culloty

Former CBS Pupils Mark 70th Anniversary Of Choir’s Formation

April 16, 2015 at 9:35 am Comments are Disabled

A LANDMARK occasion was celebrated at a local school in Wednesday as former members of a choir rolled back the years to mark a special milestone. The past members of the CBS Primary School Choir met up at the school for a reunion to mark the 7oth anniversary of the choir’s formation. The event began with a special mass […]

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CBS The Green Set To Host Concert For Donal Walsh LiveLife Foundation

CBS The Green Set To Host Concert For Donal Walsh LiveLife Foundation

April 15, 2015 at 4:54 pm Comments are Disabled

  A LOCAL school is getting ready to host a fundraising concert in memory of one of their former pupils on this Saturday. CBS The Green will hold the ‘In Tune For Life’ event in their school hall at 4pm with all proceeds going towards the Donal Walsh ‘LiveLife Foundation’. A […]

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Former Popular Tourist Attraction To Be Sold

Former Popular Tourist Attraction To Be Sold

April 15, 2015 at 3:34 pm Comments are Disabled

  A VISITOR centre in Killflynn, which thrived in the boom years, has been put up for sale. A Day In The Bog, is going on the market for €129,000 and the agent charged of selling the former attraction is Declan Woulfe of Abbeyfeale based, Property Professionals Woulfe & Co. He says interest in the property […]

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VIDEO: Castleisland Woman Finds Her Doppelganger After Social Experiment

VIDEO: Castleisland Woman Finds Her Doppelganger After Social Experiment

April 15, 2015 at 1:34 pm Comments are Disabled

A CASTLEISLAND woman who is taking part in an experiment to find a person who resembles them may have found her doppelgänger. Twenty-year-old Niamh Geaney and her two friends, Terence Manzanga and Harry English from Dublin City University are taking part in an experiment called Twin Stranger where they made a bet to […]

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