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Video: CBS Pupils Get ‘Happy’

Video: CBS Pupils Get ‘Happy’

May 12, 2014 at 5:01 pm 2 comments

SO now the pupils of CBS Primary School are getting in on the ‘Happy’ vibe. With the huge success of the Ballybunion ‘Happy’ video on Youtube, the pupils of Michelle Culloty’s third class decided to make their own version in the school on Friday last. “They had an absolute ball […]

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Rose Hopefuls Take A Tour Of Kerry

Rose Hopefuls Take A Tour Of Kerry

May 12, 2014 at 2:27 pm Comments are Disabled

IF you were out and about in the county on Saturday, chances are, you were presented with a bunch of Roses. The Kerry Rose contestants went on a day-long tour of the county to promote the upcoming selection which takes place on May 23 in the Ballyroe Heights Hotel. They gathered at […]

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Sean Helps Ireland To World Cup Glory

Sean Helps Ireland To World Cup Glory

May 12, 2014 at 1:29 pm Comments are Disabled

SEAN Taaffe, the owner of Sean Taaffe Hair and Beauty Group who have a salon on Castle Street, has helped Ireland to a World Cup ‘bronze’. Sean – along with his colleagues from Team Ireland – took third place overall in the OMC World Cup in Hairdressing in Frankfurt last weekend. […]

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Picture shows at the launch of Coca Cola Clean Coasts Week 2014 on Portmarnock Strand was from left Erica Roseingrave, Public Affairs & Communications Manager, Coca-Cola Hellenic Ireland;rugby legend Shane Byrne, Managing Director of Waste Company AWD Group; Annabel FitzGerald, Coastal Programmes Manager, An Taisce; and Minister Fergus O’Dowd TD Minister of State at the Department of Environment, Community & Local Government.Pic:Naoise Culhane-no fee
A call for volunteers to join Ireland’s largest coastal clean-up and ensure Ireland’s beaches are in ship shape was made today by An Taisce’s Clean Coasts programme. That call was echoed by rugby legend Shane Byrne, Managing Director of Waste Company AWD Group who lined out at the launch of Coca-Cola Clean Coasts Week. Clean Coasts Week 2014 takes place from May 9th to May 18th and members of the public are invited to jump on board to make it the biggest yet.@CleanCoasts #cleancoastsweek  Pic:Naoise Culhane-no fee

Cleaning Up Our Coasts

May 12, 2014 at 1:17 pm Comments are Disabled

CLEAN Coasts Week is already underway and a number of events are taking place in the county over the next few days. Organised by An Taisce’s the week sees hundreds of clean coasts events being organised around the country but if you want to get involved in Kerry, here’s where to […]

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Kingdom County Fair Gets Lucky With The Weather

Kingdom County Fair Gets Lucky With The Weather

May 12, 2014 at 9:45 am Comments are Disabled

THOUSANDS descended on Ballybeggan Racecourse on Sunday for another great Kingdom County Fair. “We were very lucky with the weather,” said Organising Secretary, Mary Barry. “Saturday was a disaster and we thought we’d be rained out, but Sunday was a great day, thankfully,” said Mary. The venue had something for […]

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Fr Pat Ahern with the plaque he unveiled to mark the 40th anniversary of the founding of Siamsa Tire at a special celebration on Sunday. Photo by Domnick Walsh

Marking 40 Years Of Siamsa Tire

May 12, 2014 at 9:18 am Comments are Disabled

SIAMSA Tire members, past and present, enjoyed a fantastic evening of entertainment on Sunday to mark the organisation’s first 4o years in existence. It was particularly special for Fr Pat Ahern, the Moyvane priest, who started it all off back in 1974 and has seen it grow to become an […]

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Photos: Battling The Elements For Fenit Lifeboat

Photos: Battling The Elements For Fenit Lifeboat

May 11, 2014 at 10:35 am Comments are Disabled

OVER 30 brave souls went out in the driving wind and rain to raise funds for Fenit Lifeboat on Saturday morning from O’Donnell’s Mounthawk. Unfortunately, the elements were very much against the participants, but it’s vital that these events are held. “The cycle is very important for us,” said Tom […]

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Keelin O'Shea, who made her First Holy Communion in St John's Church on Saturday morning, with sister Niamh and mother Sinead. Photo by Dermot Crean

Photos: First Communion Day For Scoil Eoin And Presentation Pupils

May 11, 2014 at 10:11 am Comments are Disabled

THE wind and rain failed to quench the excitement of well over 100 pupils from Scoil Eoin and Presentation Primary School on Saturday as they celebrated a milestone moment in their lives. Proud parents and family looked on as the youngsters made their First Holy Communion in the shelter of […]

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Profile: The Days Of Grace

Profile: The Days Of Grace

May 10, 2014 at 7:55 am 1 comment

“We’re a great, generous community-orientated town – that’s what makes us a little bit different.” By Dermot Crean GRACE O’Donnell is no longer the new kid on the block. Having been elected for the first time to Tralee Town Council in 2009, the Oakpark woman is now hoping to take the step up County […]

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Minister Reveals ‘Greatest Achievement’ On School Visit

Minister Reveals ‘Greatest Achievement’ On School Visit

May 10, 2014 at 7:54 am Comments are Disabled

MINISTER for Education, Ruairi Quinn, revealed to a pupil that his greatest achievement in politics so far was ‘getting re-elected’. The Minister was speaking during a Q&A session in Listellick NS, one of two Tralee schools he visited when in the county on Friday. He went to Listellick NS on an invitation received from […]

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Photos: Celebrity Celia Holman Lee Turns On The Style At CH

Photos: Celebrity Celia Holman Lee Turns On The Style At CH

May 10, 2014 at 7:54 am Comments are Disabled

LADIES from all over the county turned up at CH The Mall on Friday evening, for an evening of style and beauty tips from, among others, celebrity model agency mogul, Celia Holman Lee. About 100 fashion-loving women heard from the Limerick-based special guest, who gave styling advice, as well as from TraleeToday.ie […]

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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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