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Photos: CBS Kickstarts School Year With Healthy Eating Week

Photos: CBS Kickstarts School Year With Healthy Eating Week

September 11, 2014 at 10:23 am Comments are Disabled

  THE children at CBS enjoyed a healthy start to the school year as their annual healthy eating week took place. Junior infants enjoyed a healthy Teddy Bears picnic with cheese and brown bread and fruit treats while Doc McStuffins, Mikey Mouse and friends also made an appearance. “We usually kickstart the year […]

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Lucky 13 Years For Bryan Carr’s School Of Performing Arts

Lucky 13 Years For Bryan Carr’s School Of Performing Arts

September 11, 2014 at 10:20 am Comments are Disabled

IT’S not just the primary and secondary schools that are back in action this September. Bryan Carr School of Performing Arts recommences its singing, acting and dance classes at Collis Sands this Saturday and is looking for new members. “I am really looking forward to this term; its great to […]

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Gardaí Arrest Man In Relation To Seizure Of €15,000 Worth Of Drugs

September 11, 2014 at 10:04 am Comments are Disabled

GARDAÍ have arrested a man in relation to the seizure €15,000 worth of drugs yesterday in a wooded area in Ballymacelligott yesterday. The drugs were recovered after a surveillance operation carried out by Gardai on a local drug dealing gang in the days leading up to the seizure. A known suspect went […]

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€10,500 In Education Awards From Tralee Credit Union

€10,500 In Education Awards From Tralee Credit Union

September 11, 2014 at 9:31 am Comments are Disabled

TRALEE Credit Union are now accepting student applications for their Education Awards worth €10,500. Whatever year in college you are starting this month, one thing facing every student is the stress associated with financing the year ahead. The significant cost of third level education has become a financial burden for many […]

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Students of Mercy Mounthawk open up the envelopes that hold the results of their Junior cert exams. Photo by Gavin O'Connor.

Photos: Junior Cert Results Joy For Tralee Students

September 10, 2014 at 4:58 pm Comments are Disabled

THERE were nerves and excitement in equal measure across all secondary schools in town on Wednesday morning as this year’s Junior Certificate exams students received their results. Two of the top scorers were Lauren Kelly of Presentation Secondary School and Niamh Ni Chonaill of Gaelcholáiste Chiarraí who both fetched a […]

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Candlelight Vigil In Pearse Park To Mark World Suicide Day

Candlelight Vigil In Pearse Park To Mark World Suicide Day

September 10, 2014 at 2:48 pm Comments are Disabled

A CANDLELIGHT vigil will be held in Pearse Park, Tralee tonight (Wednesday) at 10pm in memory of those lost to suicide. September 10 is World Suicide Day and at 10pm worldwide people will light candles. The organisers wish to point out  that this is a candle vigil only, lanterns are not permitted at this […]

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Up for the match and outside 'Ray's Loaded Lunches' on Rock Street, were, from left: Kathleen O'Halloran, Ray Duffy and Phillip Moore. Photo by Gavin O'Connor.

Final Countdown: “I Can’t Lose!” Says Donegal Man Whose Heart Is In Kerry

September 10, 2014 at 9:35 am Comments are Disabled

DONEGAL native Ray Duffy says he can’t lose whatever the result on Sunday week. The owner of ‘Ray’s Loaded Lunches” on Rock Street  is gearing up for the All-Ireland Final between his home county and his adopted one in a house of split loyalties. “Kerry fans have been very enjoyable […]

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Bons Hospital Is Tops For Hand Hygiene

Bons Hospital Is Tops For Hand Hygiene

September 10, 2014 at 9:35 am Comments are Disabled

THE staff at the Bon Secours Hospital Tralee, Ireland’s Private Hospital of the Year for 2014, are the most compliant in Ireland for hand hygiene, according to statistics published by the Health Protection Surveillance Centre (HPSC). Based on figures submitted by the hospital to the HPSC for the month of […]

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1,000 Women Expected To Take Part In Mini-Marathon

1,000 Women Expected To Take Part In Mini-Marathon

September 10, 2014 at 9:33 am Comments are Disabled

MANY Tralee women are expected to make the short trip to Killarney later this month for the Dawn Milk Killarney Women’s Mini Marathon. The event will take place at 11am on Saturday, September 20, starting on the streets of Killarney and finishing in the fabulous surrounds of the Killarney National Park. The […]

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Danny Leane Jnr and Snr turned the bar green and gold for the upcoming final. Photo by Dermot Crean

Final Countdown: Businesses Turn Bridge Street Green And Gold

September 9, 2014 at 4:17 pm Comments are Disabled

SOME streets in Tralee might be slow in getting the colours up for the big match, but in Bridge Street they’re really gone all out to support the lads. Businesses from Shaws down to Sean Og’s have pulled out the flags and the bunting to give a real carnival feel to […]

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Marking Tralee's retention of their Tidy Towns Gold Medal at Denny Street on Tuesday afternoon were Mayor of Tralee, Jim Finucane with Tralee Tidy Towns Kit Ryan, Anne Connolly, Tommy McDonnell, Richard Moloney, Pat Galvin, Terry Nammock, Josephine Griffin, Mary O'Brien, Danny Moynihan, Brendan Murphy and John Griffin, Tourism Officer with Kerry County Council. Photo by Dermot Crean

Tidy Towns Gold: ‘The Secret Has Been The Team Effort’

September 9, 2014 at 2:55 pm Comments are Disabled

EVERYBODY involved with Tralee Tidy Towns is still celebrating yesterday’s great result which saw the town increase its mark by five to 303 and retain its Gold Medal status. On Tuesday afternoon, the Mayor of Tralee and those involved in the effort gathered for a photo to mark the achievement […]

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Ladies To Drive Through 32 Counties In One Day For Charity

Ladies To Drive Through 32 Counties In One Day For Charity

September 9, 2014 at 11:19 am 1 comment

FOUR ladies are giving Recovery Haven a boost this month when they attempt to drive through all 32 counties of Ireland in 24 hours in aid of the cancer respite care centre. “We just got a brainwave one night and thought could we do it? So we said if we were going […]

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Susan Browne, Paul Woods, Christina Houlihan Tydings and Keith McGlynn looking forward to exhibiting their work at Kerry Landscapes Exhibition at the Fels Point Hotel this Sunday.

Tralee Photographers To Exhibit Work At Fels Point Hotel

September 9, 2014 at 10:18 am Comments are Disabled

PHOTOGRAPHERS from all over the county will come together at the Fels Point Hotel this Sunday for a special exhibition of work. The ‘Kerry Landscapes Photography Exhibition’ will showcase the stunning scenery the county has to offer. Among the many exhibitors are six Tralee-based photographers; Keith McGlynn (www.facebook.com/keithmcglynnphotography); Tracy Fitzgerald […]

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The Mercy Mounthawk U19 basketball team that won the Mercy Mounthawk Invitational Basketball tournament at the weekend, front row, from left:

Mounthawk U19s Clinch First Home Invitational Basketball Title

September 9, 2014 at 9:49 am Comments are Disabled

MERCY Mounthawk’s U19 Basketball team won their first ever invitational tournament at home after six years of hosting the event. At the weekend, Mounthawk beat St Malachy’s from Belfast in the final by a score of 37-32. “I am thrilled for the boys. Seven games in two days is hard enough […]

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Kerry Band To Release ‘Dream’ All-Ireland Song

Kerry Band To Release ‘Dream’ All-Ireland Song

September 9, 2014 at 9:27 am Comments are Disabled

SURE it wouldn’t be an All-Ireland without a song to get the fans in the mood for the final. And Kerry band, The Kingdom, will release their single “Come on Kerry Live the Dream” as a Kerry All-Ireland football song on Monday, September 15. The Killarney musicians have got together […]

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Gardaí Seek Public’s Assistance With Two Theft Incidents

Gardaí Seek Public’s Assistance With Two Theft Incidents

September 8, 2014 at 3:22 pm Comments are Disabled

GARDAI are asking for the public’s help regarding two thefts last week. A white Iveco bus had the diesel lock tampered with between Wednesday, September 3 and Thursday, September 4, where €300 worth of diesel was stolen in the grounds of the Earl of Desmond Hotel. In a separate incident on […]

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What The Tidy Towns Judges Said About Tralee…

What The Tidy Towns Judges Said About Tralee…

September 8, 2014 at 3:08 pm Comments are Disabled

A lot of work went into retaining Tralee’s Gold Medal status announced earlier today and this was acknowledged in the report from the judges. Here are just some of the comments they made regarding their visit to town. “There is a wonderful streetscape in Tralee where we enjoy lots of […]

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Kevin Bids To Become Oldest Irishman To Swim English Channel

Kevin Bids To Become Oldest Irishman To Swim English Channel

September 8, 2014 at 2:18 pm Comments are Disabled

A TRALEE man will attempt to become the oldest ever Irish person to swim the English Channel later this month and only the second Kerry person to complete it. “I’m very confident about doing it. All the hard work has been done in preparation, so I’m looking forward to it,” said […]

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Tralee Retains Gold Medal In Tidy Towns Competition

Tralee Retains Gold Medal In Tidy Towns Competition

September 8, 2014 at 1:10 pm Comments are Disabled

THERE was great news this afternoon as Tralee has retained its Gold Medal status in the Tidy Towns competition. Tralee got 303 marks, an increase of five from their 2013 mark of 298. It caps off a great few months where Tralee was deemed Cleaner Than European Norms in the IBAL […]

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Hospice Looks For Venues To Host Annual Coffee Morning Fundraiser

Hospice Looks For Venues To Host Annual Coffee Morning Fundraiser

September 8, 2014 at 10:44 am Comments are Disabled

THE Kerry Hospice Foundation has launched their annual coffee morning fundraiser and they are hoping everybody joins in to help raise cash for the worthy cause. The event will be held in venues all over the county on Thursday, September 18 and the Hospice is looking for people and businesses to host […]

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Roisín Murray from Camp is in the safe hands of James O'Donoghue at the Kerry Supporters Open Day at Fitzgerald Stadium on Saturday. Photo by Dermot Crean

Photos: Kerry Players Thrill Fans At Supporters Open Day

September 7, 2014 at 9:44 am Comments are Disabled

IT’S been a few years but Kerry fans got a chance to wish their heroes well for the All-Ireland final at the supporters open day at Fitzgerald Stadium on Saturday. A crowd of more than 1,500 people turned up at the famed venue and  left happy as the players signed jerseys, […]

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VIDEO: CBS and Caherleaheen Staff Brave The Ice Bucket Challenge

VIDEO: CBS and Caherleaheen Staff Brave The Ice Bucket Challenge

September 6, 2014 at 9:26 am 1 comment

  THE sun may have been shining in town on Friday, but staff from two Tralee schools had a wet start to the weekend. Teachers in Caherleaheen National School and the CBS primary school took on the Ice Bucket Challenge after Holy Family nominated them earlier this week. “Some of the teachers […]

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Photos: Gaelcholáiste’s New TY Group Takes A Hike

Photos: Gaelcholáiste’s New TY Group Takes A Hike

September 6, 2014 at 9:25 am Comments are Disabled

By Aoife De Bhailís (Transition year student) LAST Thursday, Gaelcholáiste’s newly formed transition year, as well as our teachers, Iníon Ní Dheargáin and Iníon Ní Laocha, decided to start the year by taking a venture into the wild and heading off to Killarney to hike over Torc Mountain. Bright-eyed and […]

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Maria Charms The Nation On ‘The Late Late’

Maria Charms The Nation On ‘The Late Late’

September 5, 2014 at 10:31 pm Comments are Disabled

MARIA Walsh said the judges and committee had no idea that she was gay before she was crowned Rose of Tralee. She was speaking on RTE’s ‘The Late Late Show’ on Friday night. The 27 year old was asked about everything from coming out to her love of Mayo football. She […]

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Tralee Writers Make Long List In Prestigious Competition

Tralee Writers Make Long List In Prestigious Competition

September 5, 2014 at 11:42 am Comments are Disabled

A TRALEE pharmacist and a teacher in Presentation Milltown have made the long list in the new writer category of the annual  creative writing competition, Over The Edge. Anne O’Neill, owner of O’Neill’s Pharmacy, Abbey Court, and Victoria Kennefick who is originally from Cork, but now living in town, have made the […]

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FETAC Level 4 graduates, front from left; Kevin Griffin, Eddie Riordan, Declan Looney, Louis Begley, Sarah Raymond and Fidelma Thornton. Back from left; Imelda Cooke Daly, Noreen Ashe, Tim Slattery, Margaret Russell, Thomas Walsh, Linda O'Brien, Libby Enright and Tom Reidy, at the VTOS annual awards ceremony on Thursday evening. Photo by Dermot Crean

Photos: Celebration Night For VTOS Students And Staff

September 5, 2014 at 9:55 am Comments are Disabled

  OVER 20 students received their qualifications  at the annual VTOS awards ceremony at the centre in Clash on Thursday night. “Tonight is all about the VTOS programme and celebrating the achievements of the students here who got their results during the summer,” said Sharon Browne, Adult Education Officer at the Kerry […]

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Bed For The All-Ireland? You Better Have Friends Up There!

Bed For The All-Ireland? You Better Have Friends Up There!

September 5, 2014 at 9:53 am Comments are Disabled

THE scramble for All-Ireland final tickets is in full swing, but if you’re planning on staying in the capital that weekend, you better have already booked! As of this Friday morning, the only bed available in the city centre on the Saturday night is a double in the Maldron Hotel, Smithfield for the […]

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Dog Owners Urged To Microchip Their Pets

Dog Owners Urged To Microchip Their Pets

September 5, 2014 at 9:41 am Comments are Disabled

TRALEE dog owners are being urged to ‘Chip It Check It’ as part of a nationwide ‘National Chipping Month’ campaign during September. The initiative highlights the benefits of microchipping pets and  reminds pet owners to make sure that telephone numbers and contact details are up to date and correctly registered […]

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Anthony O’Gara: “It’s Time To Correct Some Misconceptions About The Rose…”

Anthony O’Gara: “It’s Time To Correct Some Misconceptions About The Rose…”

September 4, 2014 at 4:58 pm 4 comments

The following is the full open letter from the Chief Executive of the Rose of Tralee International Festival, Anthony O’Gara addressing unfair criticism of the Festival… “It’s time to correct some misconceptions about the Rose of Tralee International Festival that are foisted on the unsuspecting public annually by some zealous, angry, if perhaps, […]

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Rose Of Tralee Boss Hits Out At ‘Misguided’ Critics

Rose Of Tralee Boss Hits Out At ‘Misguided’ Critics

September 4, 2014 at 4:57 pm Comments are Disabled

THE Chief Executive of the Rose of Tralee International Festival has hit out at critics of the event in a strongly worded open letter. Anthony O’Gara defended the festival and the Roses from what he sees as “zealous, angry, if perhaps, misguided social commentators” and said our festival is “by a […]

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