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Sinn Féin MEP Liadh Ní Riada with Tralee student Sinead Ryan who will be representing Ireland in the European Youth Parliament later this month.

Mercy Mounthawk Student Off To European Youth Parliament

July 19, 2017 at 6:11 pm Comments are Disabled

SINN Féin MEP Liadh Ní Riada has congratulated Mercy Mounthawk student Sinead Ryan on being selected to represent Ireland at the European Youth Parliament in the Czech Republic later this week. The Ireland South MEP met with Sinead in Tralee on Monday to present her with a small donation towards […]

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Gentlemen at the bench outside the Mall in happier times.

Where To Now For The Eason’s Benchwarmers?

July 19, 2017 at 4:30 pm 2 comments

IT was a popular spot to put the world to rights before The Mall works began and apparently there will be ample seating to continue same when the area is finished in November…just not outside Eason’s. Sinn Féin Cllr Pa Daly had a motion at the Tralee Municipal District meeting […]

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Council Identifies Public Picnic Area At A Very Beautiful Location

Council Identifies Public Picnic Area At A Very Beautiful Location

July 19, 2017 at 3:32 pm 3 comments

IT’S probably the best spot for walks in the Tralee area and now the Council is looking to attract more people there. Cllr Tom McEllistrim called on the Tralee Municipal District to identify an area for the public to hold picnics in Tralee town and its environs at the meeting […]

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Mother Tells Of Fear As Daughter Got Caught In Rip Current In Banna

Mother Tells Of Fear As Daughter Got Caught In Rip Current In Banna

July 19, 2017 at 3:00 pm 1 comment

A MOTHER of a teenage girl who had to be rescued after getting into difficulty in the water on Banna Beach on Monday has told of the incident. Adele Kelliher was on Radio Kerry’s ‘Talkabout’ programme with host Deirdre Walsh on Wednesday afternoon where said her daughter, Danica, had to […]

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Úna O'Connell and Rachel Walsh who have begun fundraising for the Meningitis Research Foundation. Photo by Lisa O'Mahony.

Coffee Morning To Help Rachel And Una’s Fundraising Campaign

July 19, 2017 at 12:32 pm Comments are Disabled

TWO young women are to do a skydive in August in aid of a great cause and to help raise funds, they will hold a coffee morning in town next week. Rachel Walsh from Ballyheigue, and Úna O’Connell of Kilflynn, will take part in a skydive in aid of the […]

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Research Reveals Issues Facing Residents In Five Tralee Estates

July 19, 2017 at 10:48 am 1 comment

SHANAKILL Family Resource Centre has called for more resources after research revealed the advantages and disadvantages of living in five estates in the area. Noise, anti-social behaviour and litter were among the biggest problems in the estate but community spirit and great neighbours were mentioned frequently as positives. Bernadette O’Carroll, […]

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Tralee Boxer To Fight In Cadets Final…And His Cousin Could Be There Too

Tralee Boxer To Fight In Cadets Final…And His Cousin Could Be There Too

July 18, 2017 at 5:24 pm Comments are Disabled

Tralee Boxing Club news from Donie Jack Griffin… Johnathon McCarthy (44kg weight) will box in the Cadets Championship final on Friday July 28 in the National Stadium Dublin. Tralee Boxing Club is hoping his cousin Patrick (48kg), the reigning Irish Champion, will be alongside him as he boxes next Friday, […]

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The Mall pictured on Saturday night last, with a section on the main carriageway completed up past Penney's.

Chewing Gum Already Spoiling Look Of The New Mall Pavements

July 18, 2017 at 3:55 pm Comments are Disabled

A TRALEE town councillor is asking the public to dispose of their chewing gum in a proper manner, as the surface of the new pavements in The Mall are already being defaced by the gum. Cllr Toireasa Ferris was speaking at the Tralee Municipal District meeting on Tuesday, where members […]

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Latest Figures On Fly-Infestations Is A Bad Buzz For Kerry

July 18, 2017 at 3:05 pm 1 comment

KERRY is the third most fly-infested county in Ireland according to figures from pest control provider Rentokil. The company has reported a 39% increase in fly infestations nationwide with Dublin accounting for the most callouts at 18%, followed by Galway at 16% and Kerry on 14%. The company predicts that […]

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CEO at ViClarity, Ogie Sheehy.

Tralee Company Nominated For European Award

July 18, 2017 at 1:09 pm 2 comments

A TRALEE company has been nominated for a prestigious award at the European FinTech Awards 2017. ViClarity, a Tralee company that provide Risk & Compliance software in the financial services industry, has been nominated under the category “Risk, Intelligence and Security”. The nomination sees ViClarity featuring among the top European FinTech […]

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Teresa O’Sullivan, left, and her sister Hanna O’Sullivan and Mum Kathleen O’sullivan, from Portmagee, on Ballinskelligs Beach, Co.Kerry, testing the specially adapted beach Hippocampe wheelchair, designed to make it easier for beach users with a disability or mobility restrictions to access and enjoy. A Kerry County Council initiative, the Hippocampe wheelchair is also available at Inch Beach, with a third on the way at Ballyheighue Beach. From left, Moira Murrell, Chief Executive Kerry County Council, Aine O’Sullivan, Disability Federation Ireland, Dessie Cronin, Ballinskelligs Community Development, James Flavin, Life Guard, Cathaoirleach Kerry Councy Council, Cllr John Sheahan, Sean Scally, Enable Ireland, Sheila O’Connell, John Breen, Director of Services, Kerry County Council, Barbara O’Shea, Café Cois Trá, (Hippocampe can be accessed), Liz Scanlon.Photo:Valerie O’Sullivan/FREE PIC****

Beach Wheelchairs Now Available At Two Kerry Beaches

July 17, 2017 at 8:14 pm Comments are Disabled

Kerry Council Council has made specially adapted beach wheelchairs available for wheelchair users and people with disabilities at two Kerry beaches this summer. The Hippocampe wheelchairs are designed to make it easier for beach users with a disability or mobility restrictions to access and enjoy local beaches. With the support […]

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Gardaí Investigate Vandalism Incident And Look For Owners Of Lost Handbag And Phone

Gardaí Investigate Vandalism Incident And Look For Owners Of Lost Handbag And Phone

July 17, 2017 at 3:26 pm Comments are Disabled

GARDAI are looking for the public’s help with vandalism incidents and locating owners of lost property. On Saturday night/Sunday morning, a window of a car was broken at O’Rahillys Villas. If anyone heard or saw anything please contact Tralee Garda Station. Also, over in Castleisland on Lower Main Street, windows […]

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Bicycle Stolen From Outside Church While Owner Was At Mass

July 17, 2017 at 2:58 pm Comments are Disabled

GARDAI in Tralee are trying to trace the whereabouts of a bicycle stolen while the owner was at Mass at the weekend. The bike was taken between 6pm and 7pm on Saturday evening from outside St John’s Church. It’s a white racer so if anyone saw it happen or knows […]

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‘Save The 8th’ Pro-Life Roadshow In Tralee This Week

‘Save The 8th’ Pro-Life Roadshow In Tralee This Week

July 17, 2017 at 2:12 pm Comments are Disabled

LOCAL pro-life activists will join Save the 8th roadshows in Killarney and Tralee on Wednesday, July 19, as the nationwide tour travels the country in anticipation of a referendum on abortion next year. The pro-life tour, organised by Youth Defence, will reach 18 towns and cities from Donegal to Kerry. […]

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Eamon Morrissey, Maggie Morrissey (in truck), Noel and Rachel Prendiville, John McCarthy and Maura Riordan at the Kerry Rose Truck Run in aid of TLC4CF on Saturday morning. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Truckers Take To The Road In Convoy For Charity Run

July 17, 2017 at 11:51 am Comments are Disabled

THERE was an amazing show of support at The Rose Hotel on Saturday afternoon for the Kerry Rose Truck Run in aid of cystic fibrosis charity, TLC4CF. Truckers Tony Nolan and Matt O’Regan joined forces with families affected by CF to organise the event which saw over 60 trucks take part, […]

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Nominations Sought For Awards To Recognise Ireland’s Bravest Children

Nominations Sought For Awards To Recognise Ireland’s Bravest Children

July 15, 2017 at 9:48 am Comments are Disabled

WOMAN’S Way and Pharmaton Kiddi have teamed up to find Ireland’s bravest and most courageous children and their looking for nominations from Kerry people for the Woman’s Way Children’s Awards 2017 in association with Pharmaton Kiddi. The Awards, the first for the magazine, give parents, relatives, friends, charities and community groups […]

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Know Your Rights: Help With Paying The Rent

July 15, 2017 at 9:47 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: We are on the local authority’s housing list, but for now we need to find private rented accommodation and get help with the rent. Should we apply for Rent […]

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Shane Finn (centre) with another well-known runner Stephen Griffin (third left) and men who ran with Shane today, Tommy Commane, Vinny O'Leary, Ollie O'Sullivan, Louis Courtney and Darragh Droog at O'Shea's Gala in Blennerville. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Fantastic Welcome As Marathon Man Shane Completes No.23

July 14, 2017 at 5:06 pm Comments are Disabled

ADVERTISEMENT New to Garveys Supervalu Tralee… HE’S nearly there! The story of Shane Finn has been well documented in the media over the past few weeks. The man from Dingle is running 24 marathons in 24 days in aid of Spina Bifida Hydrocephalus Ireland (SBHI) and is on course to raise […]

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Pauline Barrett with children on one of her trips to South Africa with Mellon Educate.

Pop-Up Shop On Saturday To Raise Funds For Mellon Educate

July 14, 2017 at 11:36 am 1 comment

A TRALEE woman is opening a pop-up shop this Saturday, for one day only, to raise funds for the Mellon Educate fund. Pauline Barrett has been to South Africa on numerous occasions with the Irish-based African development charity founded by  Niall Mellon, helping to build houses for the homeless and schools […]

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Judges To Visit Tralee This Month To Decide On ‘Purple Flag’ Status

July 14, 2017 at 9:37 am 1 comment

JUDGES will visit Tralee later this month to consider if the town should be awarded the Purple Flag, an internationally recognised endorsement of a town centre’s ambience between the hours of 5pm and 5am. If successful in achieving the award, it will signify that Tralee has a night time economy that is enjoyable, […]

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New President Of Tralee Chamber Alliance Unveiled

New President Of Tralee Chamber Alliance Unveiled

July 14, 2017 at 9:36 am Comments are Disabled

AIDAN Kelly, a Qualified Financial Advisor from Tralee, has been unveiled as the new President of Tralee Chamber Alliance until 2019. Aidan, has run his own business, Kelly O’Shea Pensions & Financial Services Ltd in Edward Street, Tralee along with his business partner Gerry O’Shea, since 2006. Addressing the AGM […]

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Tralee Man ‘Trusts His Gut’ To Help Out Tourist

Tralee Man ‘Trusts His Gut’ To Help Out Tourist

July 13, 2017 at 3:50 pm 3 comments

THIS is a nice story we saw earlier on Facebook to restore your trust in people. A Tralee man did his bit for Irish hospitality and kindness this week down in Sneem. Bernard ‘Pop’ Lynch, a carpenter from Kevin Barry Villas, was down in the south Kerry village where he […]

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Company Begins Drilling For Oil Off Kerry Coast

Company Begins Drilling For Oil Off Kerry Coast

July 13, 2017 at 10:21 am 3 comments

A DUBLIN-BASED company has begun drilling for oil off the coast of Kerry. Providence Resources said yesterday that it has started drilling in the southern Porcupine Basin, about 220km off the south-west coast of Ireland. The location where the company plans to drill covers licences for two of its projects, […]

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All Rose Festival Town Centre Entertainment To Be Free This Year

All Rose Festival Town Centre Entertainment To Be Free This Year

July 13, 2017 at 10:04 am 2 comments

THERE will be no ticketed concerts in the Square this year during the Rose of Tralee International Festival. Last year there was much criticism — especially on social media — of the paid-for concerts in the Square, where acts like Nathan Carter and Hometown performed and locals without tickets did […]

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Kerry People Urged To Nominate Their Pharmacists In National Awards

Kerry People Urged To Nominate Their Pharmacists In National Awards

July 13, 2017 at 10:03 am Comments are Disabled

THE people of Kerry are being reminded to nominate pharmacists who go above and beyond for their patients in the annual Clanwilliam Pharmacist Awards. It is an opportunity to recognise a pharmacist who has had a positive impact in the life of an individual or even a whole community while […]

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Threshold To Close Its Shop In Tralee

Threshold To Close Its Shop In Tralee

July 13, 2017 at 9:49 am Comments are Disabled

THE Threshold shop in Milk Market Lane/Market Place in Tralee is to close. A statement on the shop’s Facebook page, posted last week, said; “It is with a heavy heart I can confirm that we will be closing down on September 30th. I want to thank everyone for their support […]

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Brendan Kealy.

Former All-Star Goalkeeper Leaves Kerry Senior Football Panel

July 13, 2017 at 9:18 am Comments are Disabled

A FORMER All-Star goalkeeper on the Kerry panel has stepped away from the squad, according to the Irish Independent this morning. Brendan Kealy has decided to leave, but has not closed the door on a return at a later date, reports the paper. The 31 year old, who won an All-Star […]

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Tickets For The Rose Ball Are Sold Out

Tickets For The Rose Ball Are Sold Out

July 12, 2017 at 6:03 pm Comments are Disabled

IF you haven’t got Rose Ball tickets then you’re out of luck. This year’s Rose Ball has sold out more than a month before the start of the Rose of Tralee International Festival, but people can still put their names on the waiting list for the €150 a head event, with around […]

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Pictured at the presentation of awards by the Heritage Council’s Museum Awards Standards Programme (MPSI) are Sarah O’Farrell, Jemma O’Connell and Helen O’Carroll from Kerry County Museum, with Minister for Arts, Heritage, Regional, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs Heather Humphreys TD, and Chairman of the Heritage Council, Michael Parsons. The museum retained its Full Accreditation with the programme. The Museum Standards Programme for Ireland (MSPI), which started in 2006 with just 12 participants, now has 57 museums across the island of Ireland, participating in it. The programme recognises excellence in caring for collections, museum management, education, exhibition and visitor services.

Kerry County Museum Recognised For High Standards

July 12, 2017 at 4:56 pm Comments are Disabled

KERRY County Museum has been recognised by the Museum Standards Programme for Ireland. The museum, along with Muckross House, Muckross Traditional Farms and Muckross House Research Library, retained the Full Accreditation they had previously been awarded, while Seanchaí “Kerry Writers’ Museum” in Listowel was awarded Interim Accreditation. The Museum Standards […]

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Dr Oliver Murphy Reappointed IT Tralee President

July 12, 2017 at 4:35 pm Comments are Disabled

  THE Institute of Technology Tralee has announced the re-appointment of Dr Oliver Murphy as President for another five year term. The Chairperson of the Governing Body Mr Lionel Alexander extended his congratulations to Oliver on his appointment and stated that; “The Institute is embarking on some key strategic priorities that […]

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