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Fun ‘Tra-lympics’ Event To Attract Corporate Tourism

Fun ‘Tra-lympics’ Event To Attract Corporate Tourism

December 7, 2014 at 12:33 pm Comments are Disabled

  A CORPORATE event with a difference is being planned for next March where employees will get a chance to win €2,000 for charity. The ‘Tra-lympics’, presented by Tralee Chamber Alliance with the support of Fels Point Hotel and Kerry County Council, aims to attract companies from all over the […]

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The Chef’s Table: Having A Party? Then You Need To Read This

The Chef’s Table: Having A Party? Then You Need To Read This

December 7, 2014 at 12:33 pm Comments are Disabled

Mark Doe of ‘Just Cooking’ cookery school in Firies, gives some great tips for entertaining at Christmas… Having friends and family over for a few drinks and nibbles is the perfect stress free way to entertain. Finger food can be as impressive as a full dinner party and there is […]

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New Pop-Up Shop Offers Something Original For Christmas

New Pop-Up Shop Offers Something Original For Christmas

December 6, 2014 at 9:38 am Comments are Disabled

ORIGINAL Kerry, the professional craft and design network in Kerry, has just opened a pop-up shop on Rock Street in time for the Christmas market. The shop showcases gifts that are made in Kerry and inspired by it and made by the hands of professional craft makers and designers who are based right across […]

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Death Of Kerry Political Giant Jackie Healy Rae

Death Of Kerry Political Giant Jackie Healy Rae

December 5, 2014 at 2:55 pm Comments are Disabled

  THE death has taken place of the former Independent Deputy for Kerry South, Jackie Healy Rae. The 83 year old Kilgarvan man had been ill for some time and died in Kerry General Hospital this afternoon. A post on his son Michael’s Facebook page read: “It is with a sadden […]

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George Poff, Daniel Giles, Mona Butler and Grace O'Donnell at the 'Who Wants To Be A Thousandaire' night in Ballyroe Heights Hotel on Thursday. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: €25,000 Raised At ‘Thousandaire’ Night For Tralee Churches

December 5, 2014 at 11:33 am Comments are Disabled

A FUN event was held in Ballyroe last night in aid of the three Church of Ireland churches which were damaged in the storms earlier this year. ‘Who Wants To Be A Thousandaire’ drew a good turnout to the hotel where an amazing  €25,000 was raised by the event through advertising and […]

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Christmas Gifts: Five Great Pressies For The Kerry GAA Fanatic In Your Life

Christmas Gifts: Five Great Pressies For The Kerry GAA Fanatic In Your Life

December 5, 2014 at 10:17 am 1 comment

2014 was a vintage year for the Kingdom, with both the senior and minor championship trophies crossing the county bounds.  In a place which is GAA mad, there are loads of things you can buy for that Kerry fan in your life. We picked out five of the best.  1. […]

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Decline In Tralee’s Commercial Vacancy Rate

Decline In Tralee’s Commercial Vacancy Rate

December 5, 2014 at 9:50 am Comments are Disabled

THE vacancy rate for commercial units or premises recorded in Kerry in Q3 is the lowest in the country at 8.9% according to the third GeoView quarterly report on Commercial Vacancy Rates, published jointly by GeoDirectory and DKM Economic Consultants.   The report showed that the vacancy rate in Tralee had decreased by […]

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Majella Wins Category At National Volunteer Awards

Majella Wins Category At National Volunteer Awards

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

A MEMBER of the Tralee Irish Red Cross branch was honoured at the National Volunteer Awards tonight. Lixnaw native Majella Forde has been honoured as an awardee in the Health and Disability category of the awards held in Dublin City Hall earlier. Majella Forde volunteers as an Area Director of […]

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VIDEO: Dramatic Footage Of Shipwreck Filmed Onboard By Tralee Man Brian Carlin

VIDEO: Dramatic Footage Of Shipwreck Filmed Onboard By Tralee Man Brian Carlin

December 4, 2014 at 10:43 pm Comments are Disabled

LAST weekend, Tralee man, Brian Carlin, was involved in a shipwreck when the yacht in which he was travelling in the Volvo Ocean Race  was grounded on a remote archipelago in the Indian Ocean. The Tralee man, an onboard reporter, captured the dramatic incident on camera which can be seen below. […]

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Visitor Restrictions As Vomiting Bug Back In Kerry General Hospital

Visitor Restrictions As Vomiting Bug Back In Kerry General Hospital

December 4, 2014 at 3:24 pm Comments are Disabled

STRICT visitor restrictions have been introduced with immediate effect at Kerry General Hospital (KGH) due to a number of patients with suspected norovirus – commonly known as the vomiting bug. Visitors are asked to adhere strictly to the visiting times which are 2pm-4pm and 6.30pm-8.30pm. Two visitors are allowed per patient with […]

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Funding Of €7,500 For Tralee Youth Project

Funding Of €7,500 For Tralee Youth Project

December 4, 2014 at 2:33 pm Comments are Disabled

A TRALEE youth project has received a capital grant for €7,500 from the Government. The Minister for Children and Youth Affairs, Dr James O’Reilly, announced that three Kerry youth organisations are to receive capital grants to upgrade their projects. Tralee, Killarney and Listowel Special Projects for youth are to receive […]

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Gaelcholáiste Past Pupils Play Celebration Match At Na Gaeil

Gaelcholáiste Past Pupils Play Celebration Match At Na Gaeil

December 4, 2014 at 10:56 am Comments are Disabled

By Lisa De Róiste (múinteoir) A CRISP winter’s afternoon saw two past students teams battle it out in the grounds of Na Gaeil as part of the 25 year celebrations for Gaelcholáiste Chiarraí. Under the watchful management of Eddie Murphy and Dónal Ó Ruanaidh, the two sides battled it out. […]

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Kerry County Council Motor Tax Office, Princes Quay.

Motor Tax Office Moves To Old Town Council Building From Monday

December 4, 2014 at 10:49 am Comments are Disabled

THE Kerry Motor Tax Office is to move to a new location in Tralee on Monday next. The new office will be in Prince’s Quay, formerly Tralee Town Council headquarters and across from the Brandon Hotel. From Monday, December 8, all Motor Tax queries and transactions in Kerry will be carried out in the […]

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Christmas In Kenya For Kind-Hearted Joan

Christmas In Kenya For Kind-Hearted Joan

December 4, 2014 at 10:38 am Comments are Disabled

ONE Tralee resident has decided to give up her comfortable Christmas at home to go to Africa in order to bring vital supplies to a school in northern Kenya. Joan O’Regan, originally from Ballyheigue, now living in Castlemorris, is raising funds for her solo run to St Philip’s Secondary School in Kitale, Kenya by organising […]

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VIDEO: Donal Walsh And Paul Galvin Feature In Amazing Video To Promote Derryquay Man’s Organisation

VIDEO: Donal Walsh And Paul Galvin Feature In Amazing Video To Promote Derryquay Man’s Organisation

December 4, 2014 at 10:22 am Comments are Disabled

A FORMER footballer of the year, an inspirational youth movement leader and one of our most well-known landmarks, feature in a video that showcases the astonishing skill of hurling. And it’s all to promote a new organisation which is the brainchild of a Derryquay native, Eamonn Sayers. Former Wexford hurler, Diarmuid […]

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INMO Calls For Action As 128 Patients Waited On KGH Trolleys In November

INMO Calls For Action As 128 Patients Waited On KGH Trolleys In November

December 4, 2014 at 9:51 am Comments are Disabled

THERE were 128 patients waiting on trolleys at Kerry General Hospital in November, up from 72 in the previous month, according to figures from the Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation (INMO). This represents an almost 80% increase and a whopping 250% increase on the November 2013 figure of 36. The […]

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Tralee To Dingle Road Part Of €60 Million Improvement Fund

Tralee To Dingle Road Part Of €60 Million Improvement Fund

December 3, 2014 at 2:48 pm Comments are Disabled

THE Tralee to Dingle road is included in a €6o million shot in the arm for Ireland’s road network. The funding, which is being allocated by the National Roads Authority (NRA) who have identified the roads where works are to be carried out, will allow for construction on the selected […]

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Blennerville Native Wins €350,000 In Lotto Plus Draw

Blennerville Native Wins €350,000 In Lotto Plus Draw

December 3, 2014 at 2:25 pm Comments are Disabled

A BLENNERVILLE native has won €350,000 in the Lotto Plus 1 draw last Wednesday and will share his winnings with his children. John Foley (77), now living in Williamstown, Co. Galway, his daughter Annette Keegan and son Timothy Foley celebrated winning €350,000  today at National Lottery offices in Dublin. When asked how he plans to enjoy his […]

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Teaching staff from Gaelcholáiste Chiarraí, Tomás Mac Muiris, Fiona Uí Mhuiris, Deirdre Ní Chochláin and Principal Austin Ó Seachnasaigh  taking part in the official strike on Tuesday. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Teachers Take To Picket Line At Tralee Secondary Schools

December 3, 2014 at 12:08 pm Comments are Disabled

SECONDARY school teachers in Tralee joined their comrades all over the country in the one day strike yesterday over changes to the Junior Certificate. Thousands of students attending Presentation, Mercy Mounthawk, CBS The Green, Gaelcholáiste Chiarraí and Coláiste Gleann Lí had a day off as members of teaching unions walked the picket […]

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Newsletter On All Things Volunteer-Related To Be Launched

December 3, 2014 at 10:35 am Comments are Disabled

KERRY Volunteer Centre will be launching the first edition of ‘Volunteering Matters’ on ‘International Volunteer Day’ this Friday. Volunteering Matters is a monthly electronic newsletter for all things pertaining to the voluntary sector in Kerry. The newsletter will be directly distributed to the circa 3,000 individual volunteers and 600 plus groups registered with Kerry […]

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Charlie Kerins.

Republicans To Mark 70th Anniversary Of Execution Of Charlie Kerins

December 3, 2014 at 10:15 am Comments are Disabled

KERRY Sinn Féin will hold their annual Volunteer Charlie Kerins commemoration on this Friday, December 5. Members and supporters of Sinn Fein will march from the Pikeman on Denny Street at 8pm to the monument at Charlie Kerins park in Strand Road where Cllr Damien Quigg will give the oration. […]

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Climbing Wall And Playground To Be Built At Wetlands

Climbing Wall And Playground To Be Built At Wetlands

December 3, 2014 at 10:07 am Comments are Disabled

MAYOR of Tralee Municipal District of  Kerry County Council, Cllr Jim Finucane signed the contract for the construction of a 9m high Climbing Wall and toddler playground at the Tralee Bay Wetlands Centre on Wednesday morning. The €130,000 contract, which will be carried out by Browne Brothers Site Services Ltd. Loughlee, Carrigadrohid, […]

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€2.7m Worth Of Residential Property Sold Around Tralee in October

€2.7m Worth Of Residential Property Sold Around Tralee in October

December 2, 2014 at 4:33 pm Comments are Disabled

EIGHTEEN residential properties made were sold for over €2.7m  in the Tralee area in October, according to figures from the Property Price Register. The most expensive of which was Glenogue House in The Spa which sold for €465,000, while the an apartment in Pier Village made the least amount of […]

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VIDEO: The Trailer For Austin Stacks ‘Rockumentary’ Looks Pretty Good

VIDEO: The Trailer For Austin Stacks ‘Rockumentary’ Looks Pretty Good

December 2, 2014 at 2:27 pm Comments are Disabled

AUSTIN Stacks memorable journey to the Munster Club crown has been captured on a DVD to be on sale for the Christmas market. Rory Kirby has been filming the Austin Stacks progress through the championship this year, getting exclusive interviews and access to the Munster champions for ‘2014 – A Rockumentary’. […]

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At the Launch of the Lions Club and Tesco food appeal.. were, from left: Christy Lynch, Laura Moynihan, Anna O'Sullivan, Micheal Higgins, Mark Boyle and Junior Locke. Photo by Gavin O'Connor.

Help Out St Vincent de Paul With Lions Club Food Appeal

December 2, 2014 at 11:50 am Comments are Disabled

THE Tralee Lions Club are hoping for the public’s help as they hold their annual food appeal  this weekend with everything collected going to the Tralee Branch of the St Vincent de Paul. It’s part of a busy weekend for the Lions Club as they are also holding their annual street […]

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PHOTOS AND QUOTES: “This Team Is Good Enough To Dominate For A Couple Of Years”

PHOTOS AND QUOTES: “This Team Is Good Enough To Dominate For A Couple Of Years”

December 2, 2014 at 11:18 am Comments are Disabled

Gavin O’Connor spoke to the Stacks players, manager and club chairman immediately after their Munster Club final win against The Nire at Pairc Ui Chaoimh on Sunday. Here’s what they had to say…(scroll down to the end for more action photos from the game) Stephen Stack – Manager “I said […]

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PHOTOS: Kerry Hurlers Celebrate Successful Year At Awards Night

PHOTOS: Kerry Hurlers Celebrate Successful Year At Awards Night

December 2, 2014 at 10:32 am Comments are Disabled

LAST Saturday evening the Kerry hurlers were honoured at an awards night for the 2014 season at the Fels Point Hotel. It was a year of progress for the proponents of the small ball in our county. The senior team won Division 2A of the National league with an 100% record, […]

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David and Ger Mannix celebrate with the new addition to the trophy cabinet at Connolly Park. Photo by Dermot Crean

VIDEO/PHOTOS: Rockie Fans Up In Cork For The Match

December 1, 2014 at 4:42 pm Comments are Disabled

THERE was an incredible atmosphere before, during and after the Austin Stacks v The Nire Munster Club final in Cork yesterday. Ten buses put on by the Rockie club pulled up to the Cork Constitution rugby grounds at around noon, where hundreds piled  into the clubhouse for refreshments and fuel […]

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How Austin Stacks’ Munster Final Win Played Out On Twitter

How Austin Stacks’ Munster Final Win Played Out On Twitter

December 1, 2014 at 3:31 pm Comments are Disabled

THE now famous Rock support weren’t the only ones making noise yesterday during Austin Stacks Munster Club Final versus The Nire. There was plenty of it on Twitter. We look back over what was capturing people’s attention on Twitter during the match. The calm before the storm. The scene is […]

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Tralee Man Rescued From Shipwreck During Volvo Ocean Race

Tralee Man Rescued From Shipwreck During Volvo Ocean Race

December 1, 2014 at 3:16 pm Comments are Disabled

A TRALEE man was involved in a shipwreck while taking part in the Volvo Ocean Race on Sunday. Brian Carlin from Cloghers is a member of Tralee Bay Sailing Club and took up a position with Danish crew Team Vestas Wind who set sail in the Volvo Ocean Race in early October. In […]

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