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PHOTOS: The Kerry Four Peaks Challenge Raises Over €2,000 So Far For Kerry Hospice

PHOTOS: The Kerry Four Peaks Challenge Raises Over €2,000 So Far For Kerry Hospice

July 2, 2015 at 9:49 am Comments are Disabled

  THE Kerry Four Peaks Challenge has come and gone for another year with last weekend seeing 17 local and non-local climbers take on the toughest peaks that the Kingdom has to offer over a gruelling two day period. The climbs were more than just a physical challenge for those […]

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Tommy Walsh, looks to make a pass with Cork's Eoin Cadogan in hot pursuit. Photo by Gavin O'Connor.

Good Value On The Train For Those Heading For Killarney On Sunday

July 1, 2015 at 3:32 pm Comments are Disabled

  TRAVELLING by train could be a pretty cheap option for Tralee folk going to the Munster Final in Killarney between Kerry and Cork this Sunday. Irish Rail, are offering a price of less than €10 return from Tralee when you book online. They have also laid on additional services especially for the […]

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Rian O'Sullivan signing a three year deal at Brighton and Hove Albion.

Dynamos Player Signs Three Year Deal With Championship Side

July 1, 2015 at 2:37 pm Comments are Disabled

  A FORMER Tralee Dynamos player has put pen to paper on a three year deal at Championship side Brighton and Hove Albion. Rian O’Sullivan from Camp, who has just recently completed his junior cert in Mercy Mounthawk, will now set his sights on a career in football at a […]

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Trip To Milan Up For Grabs At Ladies Day In Killarney

July 1, 2015 at 2:18 pm Comments are Disabled

  WOMEN from all over the county will be flocking to Killarney Racecourse later this month with a chance of a trip for two to Milan up for grabs for the winner. Celebrities attending the Dawn Milk Ladies Day at the Killarney Races on Thursday, July 16 will include Glenda Gilson, of TV3’s […]

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At the cheque handover from 'The Primrose Black Tie Gala Ball' to Irish Motor Neurone Disease Association were from left: Niamh Brosnan, Kate Brosnan, Christy Lehane, Marelda Brosnan and Marie Reavey. Photo by Gavin O'Connor.

Event In Memory Of Popular Spa Man Raises Over €42,000 For IMNDA

July 1, 2015 at 12:04 pm Comments are Disabled

A BLACK-TIE ball held back in April in memory of a popular Spa man raised an incredible €42,161  for the Irish Motor Neurone Disease Association (IMNDA). Tommy Brosnan, from The Spa, Tralee, passed away at the beginning of last summer after a five month battle with Motor Neurone Disease. Last April, […]

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The dlrLexicon building designed by Louise Cotter in Dun Laoghaire, Dublin.

Tralee Woman’s Design To Take On The World After Winning National Awards

July 1, 2015 at 11:54 am Comments are Disabled

A TRALEE architect’s building design, which scooped four national awards recently, is now shortlisted for the ‘2015 World Architecture Festival Award’. Louise Cotter, who is originally from the St Brendan’s Park area and now based in Cork, designed the Dún Laoghaire Lexicon Library building with her firm ‘Carr Cotter Naessens Architects’. It will definitely […]

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Joe Moriarty and Ray Moynihan, handing over a cheque to the Paliative Care Unit in Kerry General Hospital, from left: Mairead Moriarty, Margaret O'Shea, Joe Moriarty, Ray Moynihan, Ted Moynihan, Marie O'Connell, Marie McSwiney and Noreen O'Leary. Photo by Gavin O'Connor.

Ray And Joe Raise Over €16,000 For Palliative Care Unit

July 1, 2015 at 10:54 am Comments are Disabled

AS the shadow of The Ring of Kerry cycle looms large for countless participants, this story of two men who did almost the equivalent of five Ring of Kerry cycles in five days will put Saturday’s cycle into perspective. Joe Moriarty and Ray Moynihan, cycled a total of 750k in […]

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‘Inspired’ Group Out And About Helping To Keep The Town Looking Great

‘Inspired’ Group Out And About Helping To Keep The Town Looking Great

July 1, 2015 at 10:51 am Comments are Disabled

MEMBERS of the local ‘Inspired Project’ have been helping to make the town a little more colourful as they busy themselves tending to the flower boxes all around the town. The group were out yesterday as they watered and managed all the various flower boxes that are now in many […]

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How Twitter Reacted To The Páidí Ó Sé Documentary Last Night

How Twitter Reacted To The Páidí Ó Sé Documentary Last Night

July 1, 2015 at 10:40 am Comments are Disabled

PÁIDÍ Ó SÉ featured in the last episode of the current series of RTE’s Legacy series about mammoth personalities from Irish life who have passed on. Twitter was alive with chitter-chatter about the former great and the imprint he left on the GAA landscape. Here’s just some of the tweets […]

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Over €2.2m Worth Of Residential Property Sold Around Tralee In May

Over €2.2m Worth Of Residential Property Sold Around Tralee In May

June 30, 2015 at 2:38 pm Comments are Disabled

SEVENTEEN residential properties in the Tralee area fetched €2,243.074 in May, while total Kerry sales exceeded €11m according to the Residential Property Price Register (RPPR) figures for the month. The Tralee figure is a decrease on the 25 residential properties that were sold for over €3.2m in April, but an increase on the 15 residential […]

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VIDEO: Siamsa Tire Will Show ‘My Old Lady’ As Part Of Silver Screening Campaign

VIDEO: Siamsa Tire Will Show ‘My Old Lady’ As Part Of Silver Screening Campaign

June 30, 2015 at 2:26 pm Comments are Disabled

  SIAMSA Tire will be hosting their next ‘Silver Screen’ outing this  Wednesday July 1, when ‘My Old Lady’ will be shown at 2pm. The film showing is all part of the silver screening campaign by Kerry Film Festival where during the first Wednesday of each month Kerry Film Festival presents […]

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Paidi O'Se to feature in RTE 'Legacy'.

Páidí’s ‘Legacy’ To Be Explored In RTE Show Tonight

June 30, 2015 at 2:13 pm Comments are Disabled

  THE story of Páidí Ó Sé takes centre stage on RTE One tonight as the life of the great Ventry man is set to be examined in the last episode of the current series of ‘Legacy’. The one hour programme, starting at 9.35pm, will look at the life of one of Gaelic football’s […]

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At the Kilflynn Enchanted Fairy Festival were, from left: Ciara Fitzgerald, Gemma Courtney, Siobhan Leahy, Emer Fitzgerald and Faye Courtney. Photo by Gavin O'Connor.

PHOTOS: Kilflynn Fairy Festival Is Huge Hit For Young And Old Once Again

June 30, 2015 at 1:09 pm Comments are Disabled

THRONGS of people made there way to Kilflynn on Sunday for the second annual Enchanted Fairy Festival held in the village. The Kilflynn Fairy Council  teamed up with the local fairies, elves and magical characters to bring this festival to life for families. Young kids marvelled at the sight of […]

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At the Blennervile National School 5k/10k Road Race, were from left: Emma Grainey, Zara Nolan, Leah Kelliher, Sinead Trant, Nicole Healy, Ellie Redmond. Photo by Gavin O'Connor.

PHOTOS: Sun And High Spirits For Blennerville National School Road Race

June 30, 2015 at 12:57 pm Comments are Disabled

BLENNERVILLE National School and the Run The Kingdom teamed for their annual road race together on Sunday and what a great morning it was. Hundreds of participants young and old came out in Blennerville on sunny day where after the race they were treated to a barbecue along with fun and games for […]

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VIDEO: Moyderwell Pupils Make Tribute To Radio Kerry In Bid To Win €5,000 Prize

VIDEO: Moyderwell Pupils Make Tribute To Radio Kerry In Bid To Win €5,000 Prize

June 30, 2015 at 11:16 am Comments are Disabled

THE pupils at Moyderwell had a busy end to the school year and were up to their video-making shenanigans again. They decided to enter a Radio Kerry birthday competition and created a video of their version of the hit song Cheerleader from OMI. “Great fun was had, and is an ideal way to […]

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PHOTOS: Students Return From Games With Impressive Medal Haul

PHOTOS: Students Return From Games With Impressive Medal Haul

June 29, 2015 at 4:26 pm Comments are Disabled

  IT was a case of celebrations all around today as local athletes returned from the ‘International Childrens Games’ that was held in Holland over the past week. They brought with them a fantastic total of ten medals as they returned home to a fine reception from parents and friends who had bravely […]

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Build4Life Receives €250k Grant But Ward In CUH Remains Closed

Build4Life Receives €250k Grant But Ward In CUH Remains Closed

June 29, 2015 at 4:18 pm Comments are Disabled

  THE Castleisland-based Build4Life organisation today received €250,000 in National Lottery funding towards the funding of isolated inpatient children’s beds in Cork University Hospital, but the ward is still closed much to the dismay of the organisation The grant comes as the Irish Examiner reports that staffing shortages are delaying the opening […]

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Louth Rose Jenny Hanlon, Galway Rose Olga Lee, Meath Rose Elysha Brennan, Longford Rose Daphne Howard, Kerry Rose Juliette Culloty and Cork Rose Aoife Murphy at the Kerry International Horse and Pony Racing in Ballybeggan on Saturday. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Weather Stays Fine For Races In Ballybeggan

June 29, 2015 at 3:13 pm Comments are Disabled

THE weather stayed fine for a weekend of great racing at Ballybeggan, but it failed to bring big crowds to the racecourse. Punters enjoyed two days at the Kerry International Horse and Pony Racing event, while families were well catered for with children’s play facilities and a bouncy castle. However, it […]

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Gardaí Investigate Two Burglaries At Tralee Businesses

Gardaí Investigate Two Burglaries At Tralee Businesses

June 29, 2015 at 2:52 pm Comments are Disabled

GARDAÍ are looking for the public’s help after two Tralee businesses were broken into last week. On Thursday night/Friday morning, between midnight and 7am, a rock was used to smash the glass on the door of Spotless Dry Cleaners in Oakpark. The thief gained entry and took the cash register. Then […]

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Kerry-Based Escorts Put Through Their Paces At Boot Camp

Kerry-Based Escorts Put Through Their Paces At Boot Camp

June 29, 2015 at 2:18 pm Comments are Disabled

TWO Rose of Tralee escorts with strong local links have been put through their paces as they competed in the rigorous ‘Rose of Tralee Boot Camp’ for escorts. Shane Kenny who is an architect based in the Spa and Nicholas Gogarty, an accountant, originally from Lurgan, with ‘Kerry Group’ were among the group […]

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Tralee Native’s Company Wins Top Public Relations Award

Tralee Native’s Company Wins Top Public Relations Award

June 29, 2015 at 1:05 pm Comments are Disabled

FUZION Communications, founded by Tralee businesswoman Deirdre Waldron, has been announced as the winner of the Best Public Affairs Campaign at the prestigious Public Relations Institute of Ireland (PRII) Awards 2015, for its work with Down Syndrome Ireland (DSI) on a public awareness campaign last year. The announcement was made at the […]

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Tralee Families Welcome Children From Belarus

Tralee Families Welcome Children From Belarus

June 29, 2015 at 11:58 am Comments are Disabled

MEMBERS of the Tralee District of the Chernobyl Children’s Fund (CCF) were on hand to welcome 14 children to town yesterday. The children from the village of Kozhan in the contaminated area of Southern Belarus arrived on Sunday for a four week way stay in Kerry, which is designed to boost […]

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Sonya Hogan, Mairead Enright, Tonya McGowan, Karen Best and Andrea Hogan at 'The Voice Of Tralee' contest in the Fels Point Hotel on Saturday night. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: ‘The Voice Of Tralee’ Entertains Crowds At Fels Point

June 29, 2015 at 11:48 am Comments are Disabled

THERE was a great turnout for ‘The Voice Of Tralee’ on Saturday night. The fundraiser in aid of the Recovery Haven drew around 350 people who saw ‘The Supremes’ scoop the title (see previous story and photos here). Mary Higgins, Ann Drury Kahraman and Karyn Moriarty had the crowd in […]

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Austin Stacks Under 14s Are Best In The Country After Winning All-Ireland Final

Austin Stacks Under 14s Are Best In The Country After Winning All-Ireland Final

June 28, 2015 at 6:06 pm Comments are Disabled

  THE holy grail may have eluded the senior team this year, but the Under 14s from the Rock have captured the All-Ireland title this evening in Wexford. The Austin Stacks U14 youngsters are the best in the land as they won the Division 1 Féile na nÓg title against Naomh […]

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Amanda Griffin, Causeway, Bernard O'Connor and Jay Dalligan, Tralee, at the rock concert at the Wetlands on Saturday. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Bands Rock The Wetlands On Saturday

June 28, 2015 at 12:00 pm Comments are Disabled

THE sky may have been gloomy but the atmosphere was altogether upbeat at the Wetlands on Saturday for a rock concert which was streamed live online. Artists from all over Kerry and beyond played on the island on the centre of the lake, while students from the Kerry ETB Broadcast, […]

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Lorraine Smith, Sharon Phelan, Phil Smith, Jimmy Smith, Honor Flynn, Fr.Pat Ahern, Seamus Smith at the launch of 'The Origins Of Step Dance' DVD in Kirby's Brogue Inn on Friday. Photo by Aislinn Whelan

PHOTOS: Launch Of ‘The Origins Of Kerry Step Dance’ DVD In The Brogue

June 28, 2015 at 11:47 am Comments are Disabled

THERE was a great turnout last night in Kirby’s Brogue Inn for the launch of the new DVD ‘The Origins Of Kerry Step Dance’. The DVD, which shares the history of where modern Irish dance originated through a beautiful mix of music, dance and stories that will delight all lovers of the […]

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The crowd about to throw stones into the water at the Celebration Of Light ceremony in Banna on Friday. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: A Special Celebration In The Light Of The Banna Sun

June 27, 2015 at 10:24 am Comments are Disabled

  OVER 100 people turned up on beautiful Banna Beach on Friday evening for the ‘Celebration of Light’. The event, which is one of the Recovery Haven’s biggest fundraisers of the year, is held to give an opportunity for all those whose lives have been touched by cancer to come together […]

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President of Tralee Rotary Club Derry O'Sullivan congratulates incoming President, Richard Bono. Photo by Dermot Crean

New Rotary President Takes Chain As Club Prepares For Sunday Fundraiser

June 27, 2015 at 10:22 am Comments are Disabled

THE annual Tralee Rotary Club President’s night took place at Ballygarry House Hotel on Friday night and saw a new President take the chain of office. Derry O’Sullivan’s final official function as President of the Rotary Club was to hand over the chain of office to incoming President elect for 2015/2016 Richard Bono. Members […]

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On The Run: My Five Great Miles Around Fantastic Scenery

On The Run: My Five Great Miles Around Fantastic Scenery

June 27, 2015 at 10:17 am Comments are Disabled

  TraleeToday.ie’s Fergus Dennehy writes about his favourite running route around town…  AS only a recent convert to the running phenomenon, this writer never thought that he’d be writing about his favourite route to run. My current favourite  is an approximate five-miler that starts from the Aqua Dome car park […]

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Looks Like We’re In For A Mixed Weekend Before The Sun Really Arrives

Looks Like We’re In For A Mixed Weekend Before The Sun Really Arrives

June 26, 2015 at 2:37 pm Comments are Disabled

Met Eireann is predicting good sunny spells, decent temperatures and it’s looking really good for early next week…Saturday though may be a problem. Though the weather has not yet hit the heights experienced in the last two summers, with temperatures expected to rise out of the teens next week, it’s a […]

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