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Gardaí And Ambulances Called To Teen House Party

Gardaí And Ambulances Called To Teen House Party

July 22, 2015 at 1:38 pm Comments are Disabled

THE Gardaí and ambulance services were called to a private house on the outskirts of Tralee last night, where an estimated 200 teenagers had gathered at party which had spiralled out of control. A parent of one of the teenagers attending, told Radio Kerry news that when he called to the house […]

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X-Factor Favourites Replace Stereo Kicks At Rose Of Tralee Festival

X-Factor Favourites Replace Stereo Kicks At Rose Of Tralee Festival

July 22, 2015 at 12:04 pm Comments are Disabled

X-FACTOR favourites Only The Young (OTY) will replace ‘Stereo Kicks’ at the Rose of Tralee Festival this year following the recent break-up announcement from the eight piece boy-band. Only The Young will now be scheduled to play on the Sunday, August 16 on Denny Street with gates opening at 6.30pm. Stereo Kicks […]

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Pictured at the launch were Brid Madigan (Scotland Rose), Megan Swart (Wicklow Rose), Jenny Hanlon (Louth Rose), Aoife Murphy (Cork Rose), Marie Ryan (Dubai Rose) and Olga Lee (Galway Rose).
Photo By : Domnick Walsh / Eye Focus LTD

The Secret To Seeing Loads Of Concerts This Rose Festival? It’s All In The Wrist!

July 22, 2015 at 10:36 am Comments are Disabled

ONE wristband is all that’s needed to see Nathan Carter, Hometown, Hudson Taylor, Riptide Movement, Sharon Shannon, Damien Dempsey, the Kilfenora Céilí Band and others live on Denny Street during the Rose of Tralee International Festival. And now X Factor favourites ‘Only The Young’ have been added to the bill […]

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‘Glowhearts’ Mums Present €18,000 To Crumlin Hospital And Ronald McDonald House

‘Glowhearts’ Mums Present €18,000 To Crumlin Hospital And Ronald McDonald House

July 22, 2015 at 10:12 am Comments are Disabled

THE Glowhearts 4 Crumlin moms travelled to Dublin yesterday to present cheques to the children’s heart centre in Our Lady’s Children’s Hospital in Crumlin and the Ronald McDonald House. The Glowhearts4Crumlin campaign – started by Kerry mothers who have children born with a heart defect – generated a fantastic €18,000 which […]

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Former Kerry manager, Eamonn Kelly. Photo by Gvain O'Connor.

Kerry GAA Chairman Pays Tribute To Eamon Kelly

July 21, 2015 at 10:26 pm Comments are Disabled

THE Kerry County Board Chairman has paid tribute to Eamon Kelly who stepped down from his post as Kerry Hurling Manager. The Tipperary native, appointed in December 2013, oversaw arguably the most successful period in the county’s hurling history with promotion to Division 1B of the Allianz Leagues and winning a place in the Qualifier […]

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Tralee Man Brendan Jets Out To LA For Special Olympics World Games

Tralee Man Brendan Jets Out To LA For Special Olympics World Games

July 21, 2015 at 4:25 pm Comments are Disabled

  A TRALEE man is today making his way to Los Angeles (LA) to take part in the Special Olympics World Games. Twenty-nine year old Brendan O’Connell is heading over as part of the Irish Aquatics Delegation and is the sole representative from Kerry that will be competing for Team Ireland. […]

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New ‘Run The Ring’ Event Announced For 2016

New ‘Run The Ring’ Event Announced For 2016

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

  TODAY saw the exciting announcement of a new running event that will no doubt have local and non-local athletes lining up to take part in the challenge. Run The Kingdom (RTK) today announced the first details for their new event entitled ‘Run The Ring’ which they hope to schedule […]

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Kerry manager, Eamonn Kelly. Photo by Gavin O'Connor.

Kerry Hurling Manager Steps Down

July 21, 2015 at 1:52 pm 1 comment

KERRY Senior Hurling Manager, Eamon Kelly, has stepped down from his position. The Tipperary native brought Kerry to Division 1B hurling next year as well as a return to championship hurling. He guided Kerry to two Allianz National Hurling League Division 2 titles and a Christy Ring Cup during his two year […]

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Christy To Feature On Local Black Metal Band’s Upcoming Album

Christy To Feature On Local Black Metal Band’s Upcoming Album

July 21, 2015 at 12:12 pm Comments are Disabled

A TRALEE metal band have enlisted the services of a local character and singer to help work on a short track for their upcoming album. Black Metal band ‘Scylla’ will work with well known local man, Christy McCarthy, on their upcoming album entitled ‘Blood Eagle’ which the band hope to […]

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At the launch of the Jamie Wrenn walk, were front, from left: Deirdre Quinn, Mary Lynch, Sandra Finn. Maire Sullivan, Dara Rohan, Mike Keane, Jimmy Ryan and Ted Moynihan. Photo by Gavin O'Connor.

Fun, Fresh Air And Great Exercise On The Jamie Wrenn Walk For Charity

July 21, 2015 at 10:45 am Comments are Disabled

ORGANISERS are looking forward to another great Jamie Wrenn Walk on this Saturday, July 25 for the Kerry Hospice. Back in 1999, Castlegregory man Jamie Wrenn, began a charity walk in aid of cancer services that has become a long standing tradition. A cancer sufferer himself, unfortunately Jamie lost his battle with […]

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Walking On Cars Help Raise Cash For Two Worthy Causes

July 20, 2015 at 8:10 pm Comments are Disabled

DINGLE rock band, Walking On Cars, were on hand recently to help present cheques to two very worthy causes after they performed in a charity concert in the INEC last month. After the Killarney Festival of Music and Food was cancelled, the band were part of the series of pop up concerts and […]

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Gardaí Investigate Thefts From Cars In Tralee Estate

Gardaí Investigate Thefts From Cars In Tralee Estate

July 20, 2015 at 2:44 pm Comments are Disabled

GARDAÍ are advising people to lock their houses and cars at all times after thieves struck at a Ballyard estate last night/this morning. Between 7pm on Sunday and 7.30am on Monday morning, a garage was entered in the Gleann Scotia estate in Ballyard. Continued below… Nothing was taken and the unlocked […]

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PHOTOS: Criolar Na Mistealach Residents Enjoy A Great Family Fun Day

PHOTOS: Criolar Na Mistealach Residents Enjoy A Great Family Fun Day

July 20, 2015 at 2:06 pm Comments are Disabled

THERE was a great atmosphere to be felt this past weekend as residents of the Criolar na Mistealach area came out in force to enjoy their annual Family Fun Day. With refreshments, lively music and a spontaneous visit from some of the characters from Disney’s ‘Frozen’, there was certainly no […]

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Three Kerry Beaches Named Amongst The Best In Ireland

Three Kerry Beaches Named Amongst The Best In Ireland

July 20, 2015 at 11:29 am Comments are Disabled

THREE Kerry beaches have recently been named amongst the 30 best beaches in the entire country. The list which was compiled and published on Saturday in the ‘Irish Independent’ took into account the beaches best for families, surfers and swimmers. Firstly, the famous and wonderful Inch Beach starts off the trilogy […]

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Tralee Man Completes Ultimate Test Of Endurance in 24 Hour Race

Tralee Man Completes Ultimate Test Of Endurance in 24 Hour Race

July 20, 2015 at 11:01 am Comments are Disabled

A TRALEE man pushed himself to the limits at the weekend as he competed in the ‘Energia 24 Hour Race’ in Belfast on both Friday, July 17 and Saturday, July 18. Tom Foley, a native of the Mitchel’s area, and an active member of the ‘Born To Run’ marathon club here […]

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Leonie O'Connor, Sarah Cooper, Tralee, Laoise McElligott, Ardfert, and Aoife Crowley, The Spa, in Killarney for the Kerry v Cork Munster Final replay on Saturday. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Kerry Fans Enjoying Big Match Day In Killarney

July 19, 2015 at 12:45 pm Comments are Disabled

THE weather may have been a disaster and the less said about the traffic after the better, but we won and we’re off to Croker in a few weeks. Kerry fans turned up in their thousands again for the replay in Killarney and we walked through the town centre to […]

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TV Crew To Film Trad Musicians And Singers In The Brogue

TV Crew To Film Trad Musicians And Singers In The Brogue

July 18, 2015 at 12:25 pm Comments are Disabled

IF traditional music is your thing, then a visit to Kirby’s Brogue Inn is a must on Tuesday. TG4 are coming to the Rock Street hostelry to film a programme called ‘Feilte – The Wild Atlantic Way’. They will be filming  local artists singing and playing music – including two All-Ireland singing […]

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PHOTOS: Kerry Footballer Officially Opens New Down Syndrome Kerry Shop

PHOTOS: Kerry Footballer Officially Opens New Down Syndrome Kerry Shop

July 18, 2015 at 10:58 am Comments are Disabled

TRALEE gained another new shop today after the official launch of the ‘321 Down Syndrome Kerry Shop’ by a Kerry footballer went down a treat for all those that attended. The shop which is located on 11 High Street, just opposite the Kerry School of Music has been open just three […]

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Siobhan Fitzgerald, Knoknagoshel, Aine Wall, Derrymore, Rachel Walsh, Ballyheigue and Ciara O'Connor, Tralee, at the Dawn Dairies Ladies Day at Killarney Racecourse on Thursday. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: More Style From Ladies Day At Killarney Races

July 18, 2015 at 10:42 am Comments are Disabled

THE craic and the style was mighty in Killarney Racecourse on Thursday for the Dawn Dairies Ladies Day. We’ve brought you the story of the winners of Best Dressed Lady and Most Stylish Hat (click here) and photos of glamorous women and some dapper gents (click here). Here’s our final […]

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Countdown Is On For ‘54321 Challenge’ To Raise Funds For Kerry Cancer Support Group

Countdown Is On For ‘54321 Challenge’ To Raise Funds For Kerry Cancer Support Group

July 18, 2015 at 10:28 am Comments are Disabled

  AN amazing endurance challenge is being held in September to raise much needed funds for the ‘Kerry Cancer Support Group’ and they need your help. The ‘54321’ Challenge is about teams of five people, over four days doing three cycles and hiking two mountains for this one cause. The arduous challenge […]

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Young Tralee Horse Trainer Enjoys Dream Start To Career

Young Tralee Horse Trainer Enjoys Dream Start To Career

July 18, 2015 at 10:22 am Comments are Disabled

  A TRALEE man has had a dream start to his horse training career when one of the world’s biggest owners purchased two of the horses he is training. Twenty-six-year-old Michael O’Callaghan is in just his first full season with a licence and now Sheikh Fahad Al Thani’s Qatar Racing and Pearl Bloodstock […]

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Right2Water To Protest Outside Council Buildings On Monday

Right2Water To Protest Outside Council Buildings On Monday

July 17, 2015 at 12:22 pm Comments are Disabled

  THE Righ2Water campaign got a shot in the arm earlier in this week when the government announced that  less than half (43%) of the total houses liable to pay water charges have paid up. “The news is brilliant and I think they’re hiding the figures. It could be even more […]

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Ciara O'Connor, Brid Stackpoole, Abbeyfeale, Trish Murray and Caoimhe Dineen, West Cork at the Dawn Dairies Ladies Day at Killarney Racecourse on Thursday. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: All The Glamour From Ladies Day In Killarney

July 17, 2015 at 12:08 pm Comments are Disabled

THERE were some heavy showers, but it didn’t stop thousands turning up at Killarney Racecourse for a very stylish ladies day. Women from all over the county (including many from Tralee) and beyond looked amazing at the picturesque course with many quaffing some bubbly and soaking up the atmosphere on […]

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VIDEO: The People Have Their Say On Tralee Looking For ‘City’ Status

VIDEO: The People Have Their Say On Tralee Looking For ‘City’ Status

July 17, 2015 at 9:55 am Comments are Disabled

MAYOR of Tralee, Tom McEllistrim, has stated that one of his priorities for the year is securing city status for the town. He said he hoped to achieve this under the ‘Living City Initiative’ which is designed to get cities back on their feet following the recession and to attract business back into the […]

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Quinlan’s Makes Top Three Fish And Chip Shops In Ireland List

Quinlan’s Makes Top Three Fish And Chip Shops In Ireland List

July 17, 2015 at 9:48 am Comments are Disabled

QUINLAN’S Seafood Bars in Tralee and Killarney have battered the opposition to make into a top ten list of best fish and chip shops in Ireland compiled by the Irish Daily Star. The business – based in The Mall with sister outlets in Killarney and now in Cork – has beaten off […]

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Big Changes To Kerry Team For The Replay

Big Changes To Kerry Team For The Replay

July 16, 2015 at 8:51 pm Comments are Disabled

THERE have been a number of changes to the Kerry team for the Munster final replay against Cork on Saturday, most notably that Kerins O’Rahilly’s Barry John Keane loses his place on the starting 15. There are four changes in all from the side that faced Cork on July 5, while it’s also […]

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Businesses Called Upon To Help Pay For Festival Street Entertainment

Businesses Called Upon To Help Pay For Festival Street Entertainment

July 16, 2015 at 12:14 pm Comments are Disabled

LOCAL businesses are being asked to dig deep to make this year’s street entertainment another resounding success during the Rose of Tralee Festival. A collection will be beginning this week with the money going towards paying for this year’s  entertainment which features a host of top acts such as Nathan Carter, Gavin […]

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KY Comedy Alternative To Bring Laughs To The Abbey Tonight

KY Comedy Alternative To Bring Laughs To The Abbey Tonight

July 16, 2015 at 10:47 am Comments are Disabled

SEAMUS Kelly brings his KY Comedy Alternative to the Abbey Inn tonight where hopeful comedians will be taking to the stage in an effort to impress the judges and audience, who now can vote for their favourite act. The event is all set to kick off at 9pm tonight with […]

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VIDEO: Daniel O’Donnell Popped Into Hussey’s For A Cone This Week

VIDEO: Daniel O’Donnell Popped Into Hussey’s For A Cone This Week

July 16, 2015 at 10:28 am Comments are Disabled

LEGENDARY Irish singer Daniel O’Donnell must have heard about the quality of the cones in Hussey’s, for he stopped off for an ice cream in Princes Street recently. The 53 year old singer is touring the country with his wife Majella as part of work for their new UTV show ‘Daniel and […]

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There’s Been More Work Done On The Slieve Mish Mural

There’s Been More Work Done On The Slieve Mish Mural

July 16, 2015 at 10:26 am Comments are Disabled

LAST month we told you about the great mural on the side of the Slieve Mish Bar and how it was still a work in progress (see previous story here). Well there’s been considerable progress to it since – as we realised when passing on Wednesday – and it’s really […]

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