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Kerry ETB Fair May Hold The Key To Your Future

Kerry ETB Fair May Hold The Key To Your Future

September 17, 2014 at 12:07 pm Comments are Disabled

THE Kerry ETB is holding an Education, Training and Opportunities fair tomorrow, Thursday, at the Brandon Hotel from 12 noon to 8pm. This is a must-attend event for people looking for career opportunities and features some top speakers including; Jimmy Deenihan, TD,  Minister of State for the Diaspora; Jack O’Connor: Kerry  Minor […]

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Final Countdown: Tralee Man To Drive Donegal Fans To The Match

Final Countdown: Tralee Man To Drive Donegal Fans To The Match

September 17, 2014 at 10:08 am Comments are Disabled

A TRALEE man will be hoping more than most that Kerry bring Sam home on Sunday. Geoff Cotter now lives in Donegal and drives the Letterkenny to Dublin route for Bus Eireann, a journey he’ll be undertaking on All-Ireland final morning. It should be an entertaining journey as Geoff is going […]

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Legend Micheál Speaks To Gaelcholáiste Students About Importance Of Irish

Legend Micheál Speaks To Gaelcholáiste Students About Importance Of Irish

September 17, 2014 at 10:03 am Comments are Disabled

LEGENDARY broadcaster Micheál O Muircheartaigh gave a talk to Gaelcholáiste Chiarraí students on Tuesday as part of the school’s 25th anniversary celebrations. TG4 also visited the school to interview students, while their campaign for the Gaelbhratach was also launched by Micheál at the Fels Point Hotel where he gave a […]

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Final Countdown: County Board Says Ticket Allocation Now Fully Distributed

Final Countdown: County Board Says Ticket Allocation Now Fully Distributed

September 17, 2014 at 9:57 am Comments are Disabled

THE County Board says that Kerry’s full allocation of tickets for Sunday’s All-Ireland Finals, including the second allocation received over the weekend, has been distributed to the clubs and GAA units around the county. They have also said that ticket demand for the after match function for Kerry GAA supporters to […]

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Nine Patients Waiting On Trolleys In KGH On Tuesday

Nine Patients Waiting On Trolleys In KGH On Tuesday

September 16, 2014 at 4:48 pm Comments are Disabled

THERE were nine people waiting on trolleys in Kerry General Hospital today according to figures from the Irish Nurses’ and Midwives’ Organisation (INMO). This is down on the number of 16 patients waiting yesterday which was a record since the INMO started compiling the figures, based on daily checks in emergency […]

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Beach Clean-Ups Planned For This Weekend

Beach Clean-Ups Planned For This Weekend

September 16, 2014 at 12:52 pm Comments are Disabled

BEFORE you all hop on trains, planes and automobiles for Dublin this weekend, Clean Coasts are organising clean-ups in Banna and Castlegregory this Saturday. Rachel Boyle of An Taisce is hoping as many volunteers as possible turn up to give the beaches a clean after the busy summer season we’ve […]

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VIDEO: Rotary Club Launches Annual Ball With Ice Bucket Challenge

VIDEO: Rotary Club Launches Annual Ball With Ice Bucket Challenge

September 16, 2014 at 9:48 am Comments are Disabled

TRALEE Rotary Club launched their annual ball in a most unusual fashion on Saturday – by taking the Ice Bucket Challenge. Five members of the club got a soaking at this year’s venue for Rotary Club of Tralee Gala Ball, the Ballyseede Castle Hotel. The ball  takes place on Friday, […]

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Riealeen Dineen, one of the modals at the launch of the 'MS Society Fashion Show' to be held in the Ballyroe Heights Hotel. Photo by Gavin O'Connor.

Night Of ‘Music, Fashion And Fun’ For A Great Cause

September 16, 2014 at 9:35 am Comments are Disabled

A NIGHT of ‘Music, Fashion & Fun’ is promised at the Ballyroe Heights Hotel next month in aid of Multiple Sclerosis (Tralee/West Kerry Branch). Organised by Eileen Whelan, manager of Carraig Donn, Tralee, and Audrey Moran, PRO of Multiple Sclerosis (Tralee/West Kerry), the fashion show on Saturday, October 18 hopes to raise much […]

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Final Countdown: Video – Caribbean Feel To ‘Kerry For Sam’ Charity Song

Final Countdown: Video – Caribbean Feel To ‘Kerry For Sam’ Charity Song

September 15, 2014 at 3:20 pm Comments are Disabled

WE’VE another Kerry song everyone! This time it comes from ‘The Kingdom Krew’ who have recorded an eight-track CD, ‘Sam’s Comin Home’, with all funds raised going to the Recovery Haven cancer support centre in town. “I’m a neighbour of Dermot Crowley who is heavily involved with the centre,” said […]

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Liam O'Sullivan with two young participants in the sumo wrestling at the St Pat's GAA Club Family Fun Day on Sunday. Photo by Dermot Crean

Photos: Sun Shines For St Pat’s Family Fun Day

September 15, 2014 at 2:35 pm Comments are Disabled

THERE was a great sense of a community coming together in the name of fun on Sunday, as St Pat’s GAA club hosted their annual family day. Hundreds turned up in the autumn sunshine for an afternoon of music, puppet shows and games, with plenty food and refreshments laid on […]

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Final Countdown: Seven Things That Happen In Kerry During All-Ireland Week

Final Countdown: Seven Things That Happen In Kerry During All-Ireland Week

September 15, 2014 at 9:26 am Comments are Disabled

By Dermot Crean WE’RE less than a week away from throw-in and butterflies have taken up residence in our extended tummies here at TraleeToday.ie. All-Ireland week brings out the madness in all of us so we’ve decided to compile a few indications that final day is nearly here… Continued below… 1. […]

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VIDEO: Watch This Short Video Of Spectacular Scenery In Blennerville And Fenit

VIDEO: Watch This Short Video Of Spectacular Scenery In Blennerville And Fenit

September 14, 2014 at 10:38 am Comments are Disabled

WE thought you’d like to see this great time lapse video of Fenit and Blennerville in the glorious weather we’ve been enjoying. It was uploaded by Spinning Yarns Video Productions on Thursday and features beautiful sunsets, spectacular scenery and, on 0:35, divers from Fenit pier.

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Paul Dolan (center) with his family at his retirement party in the Meadowlands Hotel. Photo by Gavin O'Connor.

Paul Retires…But He’s Not Finished Yet!

September 14, 2014 at 10:26 am Comments are Disabled

THE Meadowlands Hotel was the venue for the retirement party of Paul Dolan, who spent 36 years as a trainer with FAS. Paul, originally from Dublin, came to Tralee in 1978 to work with FAS on the motor engineering course. In 1987 he started the highly successful video production course which […]

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Presenting a cheque to the William Davis of the AT Society were, Megan O'Sullivan (center) and Erin O'Sullivan. Photo by Gavin O'Connor.

Gallowsfield Family Makes A Difference For Charity

September 14, 2014 at 10:26 am Comments are Disabled

A YOUNG girl who suffers from a rare condition handed over a cheque for €5,000 to an organisation which has done so much for her over the past number of years. Erin O’Sullivan who is a sufferer of a rare condition called Ataxia-Telangiectasia (A-T) handed over the cheque raised by her father Paul […]

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Final Countdown: Bons Goes Green And Gold For Jersey Day

Final Countdown: Bons Goes Green And Gold For Jersey Day

September 14, 2014 at 10:05 am Comments are Disabled

THE Bon Secours will go green and gold next Friday to show support for the Kerry team, but they’re also hoping to celebrate a victory of their own that day. “We have JCI which is Joint Commission International accreditation going on in the hospital next week, which is the gold […]

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Final Countdown: Video – Shake On Down To Moyderwell’s Song For Kerry

Final Countdown: Video – Shake On Down To Moyderwell’s Song For Kerry

September 13, 2014 at 7:00 pm 1 comment

WELL done to all at Moyderwell Mercy Primary School in Tralee who made this fantastic video (below) to support Kerry next Sunday. Pupils from Múinteoir Eoin Sayers’ 5th Class adapted the lyrics of Taylor Swift’s – ‘Shake it Off’ to a version that will definitely get the Kingdom moving over the […]

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It Doesn’t Costa Lot For Tables At Claire’s Charity Quiz

It Doesn’t Costa Lot For Tables At Claire’s Charity Quiz

September 13, 2014 at 9:12 am Comments are Disabled

A BALLYRICKARD woman has organised a quiz night in her place of work in aid of the Recovery Haven. Claire Maher, manager of the Costa Coffee branch in The Mall, decided to run the event on Wednesday, October 1, for the centre as it is a place close to her […]

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Are There Any Young Tralee Poets Out There?

Are There Any Young Tralee Poets Out There?

September 13, 2014 at 9:08 am Comments are Disabled

THE National Library is looking for Kerry students to enter the annual Poetry Aloud Competition. This year marks the eighth annual Poetry Aloud competition organised by the National Library of Ireland and Poetry Ireland, and students from all over Kerry are encouraged to enter. Poetry Aloud, an annual poetry speaking […]

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Extra Train Put On For All-Ireland Final Sunday

Extra Train Put On For All-Ireland Final Sunday

September 12, 2014 at 4:48 pm Comments are Disabled

IRISH Rail has put on an extra train for the 2014 All-Ireland Football Finals between Kerry and Donegal in Croke Park, Dublin on Sunday, September 21. Tickets are available on-line at www.irishrail.ie With both Kerry teams, senior and minor, in the All-Ireland Football Finals this year, trains from Kerry to Dublin went […]

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Over 90% Rise In Patients On KGH Trolleys In August Compared To Same Month Last Year

Over 90% Rise In Patients On KGH Trolleys In August Compared To Same Month Last Year

September 12, 2014 at 3:19 pm Comments are Disabled

THE number of people waiting in Kerry General Hospital on trolleys in August increased by over 90% on last year’s figures for the same month. This is according to the Trolley/Ward Watch figures supplied by the Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation whose General Secretary, Liam Doran, who talked of the […]

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American Woman Killed In Annascaul Crash

American Woman Killed In Annascaul Crash

September 12, 2014 at 2:39 pm Comments are Disabled

THE woman killed in yesterday’s road accident near Annascaul has been named as Susan Joan Maher from Minnesota, USA. Gardai in Annascaul are investigating the two vehicle fatal road traffic collision that occured at Ballynane, Annascaul, at approximately 6.40pm on Thursday evening. The 59 year old American woman was fatally injured when the […]

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Chamber To Be More Active In Efforts To Create Jobs

Chamber To Be More Active In Efforts To Create Jobs

September 12, 2014 at 2:34 pm Comments are Disabled

THE new Tralee Chamber Alliance Board will take a more hands-on role in the efforts to drive employment growth over the coming 12 months and to raise the profile of Tralee as the capital of Kerry. A meeting of the TCA Board, facilitated by Breda O’Dwyer from the Institute of […]

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The Bumbleance In town during the Summer. Photo by Gavin O'Connor.

BUMBLEance Passes Through Town Centre

September 12, 2014 at 1:03 pm Comments are Disabled

  A CHARITY Drive which will see a three wheeled van  pushed from Dingle to Dublin in aid of the Saoirse Foundation ‘BUMBLEance’ rolled into town on Thursday. The ‘BUMBLEance’ is a solution for sick children who require ambulance transportation between home and the national treatment centres, children’s hospitals and […]

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Man Charged After Drug Seizure In Ballymac on Wednesday

Man Charged After Drug Seizure In Ballymac on Wednesday

September 12, 2014 at 10:13 am 1 comment

A MAN has appeared in Cahersiveen District Court in connection with the seizure of drugs in Ballymacelligott on Wednesday. James O’Brien, of 21 The Anchorage, Tralee, was charged with the possession of a large quantity of cannabis and the intention to sell or supply the drug. When charged at Tralee Garda Station, […]

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Woman Killed In Road Accident Near Annascaul

Woman Killed In Road Accident Near Annascaul

September 12, 2014 at 8:18 am Comments are Disabled

  A 59-YEAR-OLD woman was killed in a road accident in west Kerry last night. Gardai in Annascaul are investigating the two vehicle fatal road traffic collision that occured at Ballynane, Annascaul, at approximately 6.40pm on Thursday evening. A 59 year old woman was fatally injured when the car she was a passenger in collided […]

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Revenue Officers Seize 10,000 Cigarettes From Tralee Residence

Revenue Officers Seize 10,000 Cigarettes From Tralee Residence

September 11, 2014 at 3:31 pm Comments are Disabled

REVENUE’S Customs Service seized 10,000 cigarettes with a retail value of over €4,600 at a private residence in Tralee, on Tuesday. In an intelligence-led operation, the cigarettes were found by officers in two packages, each containing 5,000 ‘Legendario Negro’ cigarettes, which had been consigned from Germany to an address in […]

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Sales Team Leader at Lifestyle Sports in Bridge Street, Suzanne Rigney with the Kerry jerseys. Photo by Dermot Crean

Final Countdown: Kerry Jerseys Flying Out Of The Shops Downtown

September 11, 2014 at 1:18 pm Comments are Disabled

A QUICK run around to sports shops in the town centre revealed jersey sales have been brisk in the run-up to the All-Ireland final on Sunday week with the blue jersey proving a big hit in one outlet. There’s a great feel good factor around town with the glorious weather […]

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VIDEO/PHOTOS: Candlelight Vigil In Pearse Park Marks World Suicide Day

VIDEO/PHOTOS: Candlelight Vigil In Pearse Park Marks World Suicide Day

September 11, 2014 at 12:09 pm 1 comment

  OVER 120 people came out to Pearse Park on Wednesday night for a candlelight vigil to mark World Suicide Day. Organised by Tralee resident, Gerard Collins, people gathered to remember those lost to suicide in town and beyond and to let people know that help is there for those […]

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Looking For Sharp Dressed Men At Listowel Races

Looking For Sharp Dressed Men At Listowel Races

September 11, 2014 at 10:30 am Comments are Disabled

WHILE about 30,000 women will invade Listowel’s ‘Island’ track on Friday, September 19, the lads also have an incentive to spruce themselves up for the Races. A day dedicated to fashion conscious men will take on Thursday, September 18, sponsored again by Lyons of East River, with a prize fund of €1,300. […]

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Photos: CBS Kickstarts School Year With Healthy Eating Week

Photos: CBS Kickstarts School Year With Healthy Eating Week

September 11, 2014 at 10:23 am Comments are Disabled

  THE children at CBS enjoyed a healthy start to the school year as their annual healthy eating week took place. Junior infants enjoyed a healthy Teddy Bears picnic with cheese and brown bread and fruit treats while Doc McStuffins, Mikey Mouse and friends also made an appearance. “We usually kickstart the year […]

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