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VIDEO: Christy Rocks Town Centre At Annual Garda Christmas Collection

VIDEO: Christy Rocks Town Centre At Annual Garda Christmas Collection

December 16, 2014 at 4:22 pm 1 comment

THE rain poured but spirits soared as Christy McCarthy gave his annual guest performance with Garda musicians on Tuesday afternoon for the annual Garda Christmas collection. Belting out rock n roll hit after hit, many passers-by stopped to take it all in outside Walsh Brothers Shoes, even though the heavens had opened […]

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VIDEO: Dinny Gets A Nice Delivery From Irish Rugby Legend

VIDEO: Dinny Gets A Nice Delivery From Irish Rugby Legend

December 16, 2014 at 3:02 pm Comments are Disabled

TRALEE man Dinny Culloty got a nice early Christmas present on Wednesday last when he received tickets for the Ireland v England rugby clash next year from none other than Munster and Irish legend, Ronan O’Gara. It was all part of a ‘ThreeIreland’ campaign to deliver seasonal spontaneity to unsuspecting […]

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Causeway U21 Champions Honour The Memory Of Former Teammate

Causeway U21 Champions Honour The Memory Of Former Teammate

December 16, 2014 at 2:28 pm 1 comment

AFTER lifting their first Kerry U21 title in 35 years, the victorious Causeway team brought the cup to the graveside of one of their former teammates, Kevin Diggin, who died earlier this year. Causeway beat St. Brendan’s Ardfert by a  0–18 to  0–9 in Austin Stack Park on Sunday, to […]

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Sod Is Turned On €1.7m Extension Work At Mercy Mounthawk

Sod Is Turned On €1.7m Extension Work At Mercy Mounthawk

December 16, 2014 at 12:10 pm Comments are Disabled

WORK has commenced in Mercy Mounthawk on a €1.7 million project which will improve and develop facilities in the school. The extension will contain seven classrooms,  four resource rooms an extended canteen space – which will double as a performance space – and a new toilet block. At the turning of […]

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Clarification: Johnston Marina Direct Provision Centre

Clarification: Johnston Marina Direct Provision Centre

December 16, 2014 at 11:48 am Comments are Disabled

IN our report about the Tralee International Resource Centre Christmas party on Saturday, it was stated by Gillian Wharton that the residents of Johnston Marina Direct Provision centre did not get a cooked dinner on Christmas Day because the kitchen wasn’t open. “We have this [party] every year for the […]

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It’s Been A Busy Christmas For Traders So Far Says Chamber Alliance

It’s Been A Busy Christmas For Traders So Far Says Chamber Alliance

December 16, 2014 at 10:14 am Comments are Disabled

THE 2014 Christmas Spraoi in Tralee had a very positive opening couple of weeks, according to the CEO of Tralee Chamber Alliance, Kieran Ruttledge, who said the feedback has been good from traders. He reminded local people to stay local for the rest of the Christmas holiday season by socialising […]

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Santa Helps Launch 63rd Fenit Christmas Swim

Santa Helps Launch 63rd Fenit Christmas Swim

December 16, 2014 at 10:04 am Comments are Disabled

SANTA and Mrs Claus were on hand on Sunday to officially launch the 63rd annual Christmas Day Swim at Fenit. Over 20 winter swimmers from Tralee Bay Swimming Club and members of Fenit Lifeboat  joined the Lapland duo for the launch of the swim which will take place at 12 noon. The Fenit […]

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Gardaí Appeal For Information On Fatal Road Crash

Gardaí Appeal For Information On Fatal Road Crash

December 15, 2014 at 3:08 pm Comments are Disabled

GARDAÍ are asking for the public’s help with regard to terrible road accident in which 50 year old Catriona Dowling lost her life. The accident happened at Ballincrossig Cross on the Ballyduff to Tralee road on Saturday morning at around 8.45am. Gardai are appealing for anyone who saw the blue Vauxhall […]

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Gardaí Warn Motorists Of ‘Zapper’ Key Scam

Gardaí Warn Motorists Of ‘Zapper’ Key Scam

December 15, 2014 at 2:36 pm Comments are Disabled

  GARDAI are warning people of a scam where people locking their cars by clicking the button on their key, have their code cloned by nearby would-be thieves. The scam which has been going on in the Midlands and Dublin area, but hasn’t been experienced in Kerry yet, involves thieves sitting […]

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Nellie Conway, Nellie Higgins and Breda Boylan at the Christmas Party for Active Retirement at the John Mitchels Clubhouse on John Joe Sheehy Road on Saturday. Photo by Kieran Connolly

PHOTOS: Party Time At John Mitchels For Active Retirement

December 15, 2014 at 12:35 pm Comments are Disabled

  OVER 150 people attended the 15th year of the annual Active Retirement party at the John Mitchels Clubhouse on John Joe Sheehy Road last Saturday. The frosty morning and hazardous driving conditions did not deter the volunteers from reporting to duty from early morning as floors were brushed, carpets […]

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Paul Abraham, Youlia Zidarova, Aisling Sugrue and David Rath at the TIRC Christmas party in the Kerins O'Rahilly's Clubhouse on Saturday afternoon. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Johnston Marina Centre Residents And Friends Enjoy Christmas Party

December 15, 2014 at 11:14 am Comments are Disabled

THERE was a large gathering of asylum seekers, people from the Tralee International Resource Centre and volunteers at the annual Christmas Party on Saturday afternoon. Santa made an appearance and they all enjoyed a Christmas dinner and entertainment. Held in Kerins O’Rahilly’s Clubhouse, Gillian Wharton of TIRC explained what the […]

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Claire and Oliver Molloy with kids Ryan, Kevin and Adam who took part in the 5k Santa Fun Run from Tralee Wetlands on Sunday morning. Photo by Dermot Crean

VIDEO/PHOTOS: Jolly Santas Ignore The Rain On Their 5k Fun Run

December 15, 2014 at 11:01 am Comments are Disabled

THE weather may have been miserable but it didn’t deter the hundreds of happy Santas on their 5k run on Sunday morning. They created a sea of red and white at the Tralee Wetlands, for the 5k Santa Fun Run in aid of the Ronald McDonald House, Crumlin and in memory […]

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Eamonn Fitzmaurice Opens New Bons Care Centre

Eamonn Fitzmaurice Opens New Bons Care Centre

December 14, 2014 at 12:32 pm Comments are Disabled

  THE Kerry senior football manager, Eamonn Fitzmaurice, officially opened the Urgent Care Centre at Bon Secours Hospital Tralee this week. The General Manager of Kerry General Hospital, TJ O’Connor, a number of GPs from the Kerry area and the Mayor of Tralee, Cllr Jim Finucane, attended the official opening. […]

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Tralee Man To Star In Huge HBO Drama ‘True Detective’ Next Year

Tralee Man To Star In Huge HBO Drama ‘True Detective’ Next Year

December 13, 2014 at 10:44 pm 1 comment

THE news just gets better and better for Tralee’s Timothy V Murphy as he has just scored a role in the hugely popular HBO drama ‘True Detective’ alongside fellow Irish man Colin Farrell. Murphy, a native of Oakpark, is an award-winning star of stage and screen, and is set to play Russian […]

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Presentation Secondary School Teacher Killed In Car Accident

Presentation Secondary School Teacher Killed In Car Accident

December 13, 2014 at 9:28 pm Comments are Disabled

THE woman who died the car crash on Saturday morning at Ballincrossig Cross has been named as 50 year old Catriona Dowling (nee Boyle) of Ballyduff. Originally from Dublin, but living in Kerry for many years, Mrs Dowling, a mother of three, was a German teacher in Presentation Secondary School in […]

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Food Bank To Open In Town Next Week

Food Bank To Open In Town Next Week

December 13, 2014 at 10:58 am 1 comment

THE former Denny factory in the Island of Geese will be the location of the first Kerry  St Vincent de Paul Food Bank. It comes at a vital time of the year when many families in town are hard pressed to meet the demands of Christmas. The Bank, which has has […]

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Woman Dies In Car Crash Near Lixnaw

Woman Dies In Car Crash Near Lixnaw

December 13, 2014 at 10:39 am Comments are Disabled

Gardaí are investigating a fatal road traffic collision, which happened this morning  shortly before 9.00am. The single vehicle crash happened on the Ballyduff to Tralee road at Ballincrossig Cross, Lixnaw. The driver of the car, a woman in her 40s, was fatally injured. Two teenaged passengers were removed by ambulance […]

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Kilkenny hurling team manager, Brian Cody, is presented with honorary life membership of Austin Stacks Hurling & Football Club by Aidan O'Connor, Club Chairman, Liam Lynch, Club Vice-Chairman, Stephen Stack, Senior Football Team manager and Elma Nix, Club Secretary.

PHOTOS: Kilkenny Supremo Feels At Home With The Black And Amber

December 13, 2014 at 9:41 am Comments are Disabled

THE Stacks team got some food for thought over the Christmas period as they received a motivational speech from the greatest hurling manager of them all, Brian Cody, on Friday evening. There was a large gathering at Connolly Park for the Kilkenny supremo’s visit to Tralee where he was accompanied […]

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Sarlote Babarskaite, Candy Fitzgerald and Chioma Roberts before the Moyderwell Christmas Concert on Friday morning. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Moyderwell’s Little Ones Take To The Stage For Christmas Concert

December 13, 2014 at 9:02 am Comments are Disabled

THERE were excited little faces all around Moyderwell Primary School on Friday morning as pupils prepared to take to the stage for the annual Christmas concert. “A lot of preparation went into today,” said Principal Moira Quinlan. “It’s a small enough concert, with just three groups taking part; the ‘Colour My […]

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Kerry Association London Raises Funds For Vital Services

Kerry Association London Raises Funds For Vital Services

December 13, 2014 at 8:57 am Comments are Disabled

THE Kerry Association London ‘Darkness Into Light’ committee members were joined by CEO of Pieta House Joan Freeman, to present a cheque to  the Immigrant Counselling and Psychotherapy, ICAP, charity on Wednesday. The presentation took place in the Crown Moran Hotel in Cricklewood which hosted the walk back on May 10, […]

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The Action Lesotho volunteers at their Christmas Party on in the Brogue Inn. Photo by Gavin O'Connor.

The Kerry Action Lesotho Team Gathers For A Christmas Party

December 12, 2014 at 12:44 pm Comments are Disabled

  THERE was a Christmas gathering put on for the volunteers of Kerry Action Lesotho in the Brogue Inn on Thursday night. Action Lesotho is a Tralee based NGO, they work with the poorest of the poor in Lesotho. The group’s bookshop in the Tralee Shopping Centre is run by volunteers. “This […]

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Tralee Properties Fetch €291,000 At Dublin Auction

Tralee Properties Fetch €291,000 At Dublin Auction

December 11, 2014 at 4:03 pm Comments are Disabled

TRALEE properties went under the hammer at the Allsop auction at the RDS Dublin today. No’s. 1, 2, 6, 7 and 10 Church Street, Tralee, (click here) were sold at the reserve price of €175,000. A building at The Market sold for just over the reserve at €27,000 (click here); Unit 11 Monavalley Industrial Estate, Tralee, sold for […]

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Director of '2014: A Rockumentary' Rory Kirby and Siobhan Naugthon manning the DVD stand, at the premiere in Siamsa Tire on Wednesday night. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Austin Stacks Faithful Catch First Look At DVD Of Momentous Year

December 11, 2014 at 9:50 am Comments are Disabled

  PLAYERS, club officials and the greater Austin Stacks family gathered at Siamsa Tire on Wednesday night for the premiere of ‘2014: A Rockumentary’. The DVD, put together by Rory Kirby, tells the story of Austin Stacks triumphant year in the wake of 2013’s disappointment of losing the County Final to Dr Crokes. Continued […]

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ITT Workshop To Introduce Students To Animation

ITT Workshop To Introduce Students To Animation

December 11, 2014 at 9:43 am Comments are Disabled

  THE Creative Media Department, ITT and Animation Dingle, will offer an Animation Workshop on Saturday, December 13 from 11am to 4pm at the North Campus. The workshop is to promote the new BA Degree in Animation, Visual FX & Motion Design on offer this September. This workshop will introduce students to […]

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Daycare Centre To Host Christmas Fair

Daycare Centre To Host Christmas Fair

December 11, 2014 at 9:42 am Comments are Disabled

BAILE Mhuire Daycare Centre in Balloonagh will host a Christmas Fair this Sunday, December 14 between 12 and 6pm. The fair will be taking an emphasis on food, craft and holistics, so there should be plenty offer that may tickle your fancy. Admission to the craft fair is free. Some of the […]

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At the coffee morning in TIRC to mark world human rights day were from left:  Garda Irene Riordan, Gillian Wharton Slattery, Paul Abraham, Mayrinfer Zambrano, Jonq Ovibo and James Mekile. Photo by Gavin O'Connor.

Coffee Morning Highlights Asylum Seekers’ Issues

December 11, 2014 at 9:37 am Comments are Disabled

A COFFEE morning was held at the Tralee International Resource Centre (TIRC) to mark UN World Human Rights Day yesterday. The purpose of the morning was discuss matters such as homelessness and human trafficking and to shine a light on the human rights issues that are happening at home and […]

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At the Moyderwell Primary School Christmas Craft Fair were from left: Natalie Must, Alicia Must, Jimmy Boy McCarthy and Niamh Griffin. Photo by Gavin O'Connor.

PHOTOS: Moyderwell Pupils, Teachers and Parents Enjoy Craft Fair

December 10, 2014 at 4:12 pm Comments are Disabled

MOYDERWELL primary school was a hive of activity on Wednesday morning with pupils, teachers and parents helping out for the school’s annual Christmas craft fair. The craft fair, where children sell the items they made themselves, is a fundraiser with all proceeds going to the school. Continued below… “The day […]

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Kerry Airport To Get Share Of €2m Payment From Government

Kerry Airport To Get Share Of €2m Payment From Government

December 10, 2014 at 3:18 pm Comments are Disabled

THE Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport, Paschal Donohoe TD, has announced that he has approved the payment of just over €2million to the regional airports, including Kerry, under the current Regional Airports Programme. That funding is in respect of subvention payments in 2014 for Core Airport Management Operational Expenditure (OPEX). […]

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Tralee Fire Brigade tending to the roof of Finnigans B&B on Denny St. Photo by Gavin O'Connor.

Denny Street Closed Off For A Time This Morning Because Of Fire

December 10, 2014 at 1:49 pm Comments are Disabled

TRAFFIC  came to a standstill in the town centre after Denny Street was closed off to traffic fora short time on Wednesday morning due to a fire. A small chimney fire at Finnegans B&B, which is adjacent to the KDYS, caused the street to be closed. Continued below… Two Gardai were placed […]

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Ferris Outraged Tralee Tenant Received Letter Threatening To Turn Off Water

Ferris Outraged Tralee Tenant Received Letter Threatening To Turn Off Water

December 10, 2014 at 11:16 am Comments are Disabled

AS hundreds travelled to Dublin this morning for the national protest against water charges, Sinn Fein TD Martin Ferris has expressed outrage that a Tralee tenant received a letter from their landlord saying their water would be turned off for failing to register with Irish Water by January 8 or pay […]

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