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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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Tralee Central Hotel

€1m Price Tag On Tralee Hotel

May 1, 2014 at 9:16 am Comments are Disabled

THE Tralee Central Hotel in Maine Street has come on the market with a guide price of €1m. The hotel, formerly known as the Abbey Gate, was run by the Carlton Hotel group from 2013 and rebranded as the Tralee Central Hotel. It closed its doors in January of this […]

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Tralee Sailing Club Splashing Out This Weekend

Tralee Sailing Club Splashing Out This Weekend

April 30, 2014 at 1:50 pm Comments are Disabled

TRALEE Sailing Club will be opening its doors this Sunday afternoon May 4 for free. The promotion called ‘Sail Spraoi, Sail Free’ is hoping to attract newcomers to the sport of sailing. Sailing boats will be rigged up and powerboats, kayaks and coastal rowing boats will be ready to take you […]

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All-Ireland Title For Churchill Team

All-Ireland Title For Churchill Team

April 30, 2014 at 1:19 pm Comments are Disabled

IT’S been a fantastic weekend for Churchill as their quiz team brought home an All-Ireland title. The Churchill GAA Scor Quiz team travelled to G.M.I.T centre in Castlebar in Mayo for the finals. This was only the second time the club contested the All-Ireland, the first being in 1971. The team […]

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Late, Late Date For Singles Event?

Late, Late Date For Singles Event?

April 30, 2014 at 1:10 pm Comments are Disabled

IF you’re single and have been told to take a hike by the opposite sex, then you probably should do that on Saturday, May 10. Sarah Benner and Rachel Boyle from Tralee are organising a novel way for young men and women to meet each other and there’s been a […]

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Tadhg McGillicuddy, Assistant Hotel Manager, and Rimantas Romaska, Bar Manager, accepting the award for Best Customer Service at the Restaurant Association of Ireland awards held in Limerick on Tuesday night.

Great Service Books Brooks Another Award

April 30, 2014 at 11:19 am Comments are Disabled

BROOKS restaurant at Ballygarry House Hotel have added another accolade to their list having scooped the Best Customer Service award at the Restaurant Association of Ireland awards for the second year in a row. Tadhg McGillicuddy, Hotel Assistant Manager, praised his team for their customer focused attitude and love of the service […]

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Review: Mark’s Debut Book Is ‘Just’ Right

Review: Mark’s Debut Book Is ‘Just’ Right

April 29, 2014 at 2:26 pm 1 comment

IT’S easy to be cynical when another cookbook comes on the market. After all, the bookshops are flooded with them – all promising to turn you into a domestic God or Goddess overnight. But ‘Just Cooking’ is not just another cookbook. It’s written by Mark Doe,  who runs the ‘Just […]

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Norma Foley at her home in Staughton's Row.

Profile: Politics A Way Of Life For Norma

April 29, 2014 at 1:29 pm Comments are Disabled

“In politics, you make your place or you take your place. You don’t expect special treatment because of your gender or ability. You fight your corner.” By Dermot Crean “POLITICS is in his/her blood” is a trite description some observers bandy about when talking about various political candidates. But in the case of […]

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The Tralee Business Built From Lego

The Tralee Business Built From Lego

April 29, 2014 at 1:12 pm 1 comment

By Gavin O’Connor TUCKED INTO  an innocuous corner of a Tralee estate is a house you wouldn’t give a second glance to, but behind its walls you’ll find it rammed full of an eclectic mix of expensive collectibles. Stuffed into every corner there are such items as 19th century watercolours, […]

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Vision Board Workshop

April 29, 2014 at 7:40 am Comments are Disabled

ON Saturday, May 3, artist and Integrated Energy Therapist Tricia O’Connor is running a Vision Board Workshop from 12.30-2.30pm in Collis Sandes House, Oakpark,. A visionboard is made from magazine clippings and is a creative tool used, to help you clarify, concentrate and maintain focus on a specific life goal. The […]

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TCA: ‘Candidates Must Back Local Business’

TCA: ‘Candidates Must Back Local Business’

April 28, 2014 at 9:19 pm Comments are Disabled

LOCAL election candidates have been sent a strong message from Tralee Chamber Alliance to commit to backing policies that support their local businesses. A detailed manifesto containing a number of key measures that need to be addressed by the politicians who will be elected to Kerry County Council, could lead […]

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Sarah Corridon, Caroline Corridon and Eileen Stack, Ballyheigue at the Ladies Luncheon and Fashion Afternoon in aid of the Recovery Haven at Ballyroe Heights Hotel on Sunday afternoon. Photo by Dermot Crean

Feast Of Fashion At Ladies Lunch

April 28, 2014 at 8:02 pm Comments are Disabled

SUPER-STYLISH ladies from all over the county came to Ballyroe Heights Hotel on Sunday for the Ladies Luncheon and Fashion Show in aid of the Recovery Haven. The event was organised by Margaret Brick of Connexions Marketing, in support of Recovery Haven Cancer Support House in Tralee and was hosted by Orlagh Winters. […]

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‘Time For The Music’ At Siamsa

‘Time For The Music’ At Siamsa

April 28, 2014 at 1:44 pm Comments are Disabled

By Gavin O’Connor HUNDREDS of music lovers enjoyed the best of entertainment from young performers at the weekend when Oliver Hurley’s School of Musical Theatre staged ‘Time For The Music’ in Siamsa Tire. The production was months in the making and featured children of all ages. There were three shows […]

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