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Members of Coiste Thionól Mhic Easmainn who are organising this year’s Casement Gathering in Tralee on Friday 15th September in The Meadowlands Hotel: tosach (ó chlé) – Pádraig Mac Fhearghusa, Seán Seosamh Ó Conchubhair (Cathaoirleach), Dawn Uí Chonchubhair. Líne 2 (ó chlé) – Brian Caball, Dr Tadhg Ó hArragáin, who will officially open The Gathering and speak ón Tomás Ághas/Thomas Ashe, Aoife Ní Chonchubhair, Brian O’Daly.

Casement Autumn Gathering To Take Place This Friday

September 13, 2017 at 1:43 pm 0 comments

THIS year’s Tionól Mhic Easmainn/Casement Autumn Gathering will take place in The Meadowlands Hotel, Tralee, at 8pm on Friday next, September 15. This year’s lecture, entitled ‘Saving Roger Casement: The Exiled Children’s Misplaced Trust’, will be given by Dr Robert (Bob) Schmuhl of Notre Dame University, Indiana, USA. Dr Schmuhl, author of ‘Ireland’s […]

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Clean-Up Of Coastal Area Behind Blennerville Windmill This Sunday

Clean-Up Of Coastal Area Behind Blennerville Windmill This Sunday

September 13, 2017 at 1:05 pm 0 comments

IF you want to get involved in cleaning up our lovely coastline this weekend, then this is a great way to do it. As part of the CleanCoasts Big Beach Clean Weekend, Tralee Bay Wetlands Centre will be running a cleanup of the area behind the windmill at Blennerville. Slí […]

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Billy Ryle: After The Junior Cert Results, It’s Time To Choose Subjects Wisely

September 13, 2017 at 11:41 am 0 comments

As hundreds of students in Tralee schools get their results this morning, Career Guidance Counsellor, Billy Ryle, says the Junior Cert is a very important exam in its own right… Junior Cert exam results were issued on Wednesday morning to 61,654 (30,349 female, 31,305 male) candidates nationwide, including 1,858 (923 […]

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Afternoon Tea Fundraiser For Kerry Rape & Sexual Abuse Centre

Afternoon Tea Fundraiser For Kerry Rape & Sexual Abuse Centre

September 13, 2017 at 11:28 am 0 comments

A FUNDRAISING afternoon in aid of Kerry Rape & Sexual Abuse Centre will be held later this month and the organisation is hoping people support this great cause. The centre is set to host an Afternoon Tea Party  on Saturday, September 23 at 1pm in the Muckross House Hotel, Killarney. Guests […]

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An Garda Síochána

Gardaí Appealing For Information On Missing Man From North Kerry

September 12, 2017 at 5:56 pm 0 comments

Gardaí in north Kerry are appealing for information as to the whereabouts of a man from the Ballylongford/Asdee  missing since yesterday morning. The man, who has not been named, was wearing a black woolly hat, a brown check padded jacket, black jeans and sky-blue Nike trainers. He is said to have […]

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Lady Golfers Raise Funds For Recovery Haven

Lady Golfers Raise Funds For Recovery Haven

September 12, 2017 at 11:57 am Comments are Disabled

RECOVERY Haven were delighted with a visit by two members of Tralee Golf Club on Friday as they brought something special with them. The Lady Captain’s Charity Day was held recently out in Barrow and raised €1,585 for the Cancer Support House which was accepted by volunteers on behalf of the facility, […]

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Dr Eamonn Shanahan.

Well-Known Kerry Doctor Shortlisted For National GP Award

September 12, 2017 at 11:21 am 2 comments

A WELL-KNOWN Kerry doctor has been shortlisted in a category in a National GP Awards. GPBuddy.ie, the online resource for GPs in Ireland, has announced details of the shortlisted nominees for this year’s GPBuddy National GP Awards and Dr Eamonn Shanahan (Farranfore Medical Centre, Farranfore) is shortlisted in the ‘GPs in […]

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Chairman of Austin Stacks GAA Club with Denis O'Connor's sons, Paul and Denis at the clubhouse on Saturday night. Photo by Adrienne McLoughlin

Denis O’Connor Remembered At The Rock Club

September 12, 2017 at 10:55 am Comments are Disabled

By Adrienne McLoughlin Family and friends of the late Denis O’Connor were present in Connolly Park on Saturday night, after the first day of an event which will always be associated with him – the Lee Strand U13 Football Tournament. In his memory, the Lee Strand Cup has been re-named the […]

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Status Yellow Wind Warning In Effect For This Afternoon

Status Yellow Wind Warning In Effect For This Afternoon

September 12, 2017 at 10:23 am Comments are Disabled

MET Eireann has issued another wind warning for Kerry for Tuesday. The Status Yellow warning is valid from 2pm this afternoon until midnight tonight. A deepening depression is expected to track eastwards across the centre of Ireland, (Galway to Dublin) this evening with a band of very strong winds on […]

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An Garda Síochána

Gardaí Look For Public’s Help In Finding Stolen Bike And Trailer

September 11, 2017 at 4:25 pm Comments are Disabled

GARDAI have asked the general public to be on the lookout for two items stolen in separate incidents. A bicycle was stolen last Monday, September 4 at Strand Street at around 8.30pm. The person who stole it was subsequently arrested for other offences, but couldn’t remember where he left the […]

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A sea of colour during the charity Colour Run on Sunday morning. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: More Wonderful Colour From Yesterday’s Charity Run (Part 2)

September 11, 2017 at 3:56 pm Comments are Disabled

YESTERDAY saw thousands of euro raised for a great cause from the Crumlin Colour Dash. As we told you earlier today (click here if you missed it), Micheál Dillon of Kinetic Health and Fitness organised the fantastic event from the Tralee Bay Wetlands with over 350 people taking part. We […]

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Gardaí Investigate Assault Near Castle Street

Gardaí Investigate Assault Near Castle Street

September 11, 2017 at 3:10 pm Comments are Disabled

GARDAI are looking for the public’s help with an assault which took place in town last week. On Tuesday last, September 5, at 8.30pm in Green Lane off Castle Street (the lane leading down to Presentation Primary School), two men were involved in an altercation and one of them sustained […]

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Information Session On New Programme For Women Seeking Employment

Information Session On New Programme For Women Seeking Employment

September 11, 2017 at 2:43 pm Comments are Disabled

  A NEW employment programme for women begins next week at Aras An Phobail in Tralee aimed at offering women training, support, work placements and links with employers. The ‘Moving On’ programme is co-ordinated by Lisa Singleton while Dolores Gallagher is the Employment Liaison Officer. They are based in the […]

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Cormac O'Connor gets pelted during the charity Colour Run on Sunday morning. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: An Amazing Explosion Of Colour At Charity Fun Run (Part 1)

September 11, 2017 at 12:39 pm Comments are Disabled

OVER 350 people of all ages gathered at the Tralee Bay Wetlands on Sunday morning for the Crumlin Colour Dash. Organised by Micheál Dillon of Kinetic Health And Fitness in Monavalley, it saw people take off at 11am on a 5k route where they were pelted with powdered paint at […]

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Joe Scally, company director & Ettienne Van Vrede, CEO of the Hayfield Family Collection, pictured at The Malton Hotel in Killarney, soon to known as its original name, The Great Southern Hotel Killarney.
Photograph by Sally MacMonagle.
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One Of Kerry’s Greatest Hotels Brings Back Its Old Name

September 11, 2017 at 11:50 am Comments are Disabled

One of Ireland’s oldest and most well known hotels will soon be known once again as the Great Southern Killarney. In a move that will no doubt please the residents of Killarney, The Malton Hotel will have its name retired as the Great Southern Killarney is reinstated on January 26, 2018. Owned […]

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Taking off in the Ardfert Harvest Cycle on Saturday morning. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Cyclists Enjoy Ardfert School Fundraiser

September 10, 2017 at 9:36 am Comments are Disabled

THE weather wasn’t ideal but that didn’t put off over 85 hardy souls for the fourth annual Ardfert Harvest Cycle. Held to raise funds for Ardfert NS, the leisure cycle had two routes, 32km and 70km, providing a challenge for both the novice and experienced cyclist. The rain threatened all morning […]

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Here’s Where Residential Property Was Sold Around Tralee In July

Here’s Where Residential Property Was Sold Around Tralee In July

September 9, 2017 at 9:12 am Comments are Disabled

THE most up to date statistics from the Residential Property Price Register shows that July was another busy month for sales of houses and apartment in the Tralee area. There were 26 properties sold fetching a total of €3,598,779. The house that sold for the most was in Lisardboula for […]

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Jack O'Regan (right) showing people the

Local Man Returning From Kenya With New Family And An Exhibition

September 9, 2017 at 9:11 am Comments are Disabled

A BALLYHEIGUE man will be coming home this September to celebrate his 40th birthday and he’s bringing an exhibition and some friends with him. Jack O’Regan, son of well-known community activist Joan O’Regan, who lives in the Castlemorris area of Tralee, is the Chairperson of the Irish Kenyan Society in […]

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We’ve Hit The Magic 1,000,000 Page Views A Month For First Time!

We’ve Hit The Magic 1,000,000 Page Views A Month For First Time!

September 9, 2017 at 9:11 am 1 comment

NOT bad for a month’s work. While it’s not uncommon for us to hit 800,000 and 900,000 hits in a 31 day period, yesterday TraleeToday.ie went past the 1,000,000 page views a month mark on the website for the first time. Our many stories on the Rose of Tralee Festival and […]

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Dr Caitlin: Common Illnesses Passed On In The Playground

Dr Caitlin: Common Illnesses Passed On In The Playground

September 9, 2017 at 9:10 am Comments are Disabled

Dr Caitlin O’Connor of Tralee Medical Centre in St Brendan’s Park on some common illnesses now that children are back at school… If your child’s off to school for the first time, you’re probably far more concerned about how they’ll settle in than whether they’ll be ill. But many common […]

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Know Your Rights: What To Do If You Didn’t Get The Student Grant You Were Expecting

September 9, 2017 at 9:10 am Comments are Disabled

Know Your Rights has been compiled by Kerry Citizens Information Service which provides a free and confidential service to the public… Question: I’ve applied for a student grant to start a college course this year but I didn’t get the grant I was expecting. What can I do? Answer: Applications for the […]

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Met Eireann Issues Wind Warning For Sunday Night

Met Eireann Issues Wind Warning For Sunday Night

September 8, 2017 at 7:09 pm Comments are Disabled

AT least it’s not rain. Met Eireann are giving us plenty of notice for some windy weather on the way as the weekend comes to a close. A Yellow Status Wind Warning has  been issued Kerry, Galway, Mayo, Clare and Cork, valid from Sunday at 6pm to Monday 9am. Some very strong […]

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Seamus Moran is making a feature film in Tralee next month.

Actors And Extras Wanted For Feature Film In Tralee

September 8, 2017 at 12:26 pm Comments are Disabled

A FEATURE film will be made in Tralee this October and the makers are looking for local people to volunteer their services in its production in a number of ways, in return for shares in a co-op. They are looking to cast for actors for speaking parts, as well as […]

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Norette Prendergast, Shannon McCarthy, Jade Crean and Lauren Hurley (Nursing Studies) at the Kerry College of Further Education Graduation Ceremony on Thursday evening. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Hundreds Graduate At Kerry College Of Further Education Ceremony

September 8, 2017 at 10:58 am Comments are Disabled

HUNDREDS of students donned their caps and gowns at the Brandon Hotel Conference Centre on Thursday evening for the annual Kerry College of Further Education graduation ceremony. There were 625 students enrolled in the past year at the college. Awards conferred on graduates are nationally and internationally recognised at Level 5 and Level […]

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CBS The Green students, Adam Walker, Darragh Sweeney, Armin Heinrich, TJ Heaphy and David Kelliher on their marks, with teacher Caroline Dillane, athlete Shona Heaslip and teacher Helen Kelliher launching the CBS 5k Run at the school on Thursday. Photo by Dermot Crean

CBS The Green Looks Forward To Third Annual Fun Run

September 8, 2017 at 10:21 am Comments are Disabled

TRALEE and Irish team athlete Shona Heaslip was present on Thursday to help launch the CBS The Green annual 5k/3K timed fun run which takes place next month. The secondary school is busy preparing for the run which takes place on Sunday,  October 1 at 1pm. Both routes are fast and […]

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Action from the Irish TV Tralee Warriors match against Swords Thunder in The Complex. Photo by Gavin O'Connor.

Big-time Basketball Returns To Complex This Weekend

September 7, 2017 at 2:04 pm Comments are Disabled

TRALEE Warriors return to action this weekend and that means the crowds will be back in Tralee Sports and Leisure Centre in their hundreds. They host a pre-season tournament over Saturday and Sunday with Neptune, Ballincollig and St Paul’s teams also taking part. On Saturday at 6pm, St Pauls take […]

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Mayor Wants An Adult Exercise Facility In Town Park

Mayor Wants An Adult Exercise Facility In Town Park

September 7, 2017 at 10:27 am 3 comments

KERRY County Council are to look into installing an adult exercise facility in Tralee Town Park. Mayor of Tralee, Norma Foley, asked the local authority to investigate the potential of installing the facility. The Council said it would investigate the feasibility of the request and they would look at possible […]

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Councillors Request Return Of Diving Boards To Fenit

Councillors Request Return Of Diving Boards To Fenit

September 7, 2017 at 10:24 am Comments are Disabled

COUNCILLORS have asked that the Council consider the return of diving boards to Fenit, which proved so popular with swimmers in years gone by. A motion was put forward by Sinn Féin Cllr Pa Daly at the meeting of the Tralee Municipal District on Monday morning that the diving boards […]

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Here’s How Many Garda CCTV Cameras Are Working In Town

Here’s How Many Garda CCTV Cameras Are Working In Town

September 7, 2017 at 10:18 am 1 comment

AN Garda Síochána has confirmed to Tralee Municipal District councillors that there are 24 CCTV cameras in operation at the moment in the town. The information was supplied in reply to a motion by Cllr Norma Foley, asking the Council to carry out an evaluation of CCTV cameras in conjunction […]

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Tralee Triathlon Club’s athletes who will be representing Ireland at the ITU World Championships in Rotterdam next week. From left; Ciara Tierney, Paudie Murphy, Philip Dewey (quiz organiser), chairman of Tralee Triathlon club John Quilter, Seamus Hoare and Suzanne O’Sullivan.

Tralee Triathlon Club Members Off To World Championships Next Week

September 7, 2017 at 10:10 am Comments are Disabled

FIVE members of Tralee Triathlon Club will be wearing the Irish colours as they head to Rotterdam to represent Ireland and Kerry at the ITU World Triathlon Championships in Rotterdam next week. Eight triathletes from the county are representing Ireland and Kerry and their club on the International field. The […]

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