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VIDEO: Tralee Musician Francie Conway And Billy Keane Urge ‘Yes’ Vote In Referendum

VIDEO: Tralee Musician Francie Conway And Billy Keane Urge ‘Yes’ Vote In Referendum

March 25, 2015 at 10:37 am Comments are Disabled

WRITER Billy Keane and Tralee’s own Francie Conway  have lent their voices and support to the Yes Vote campaign in the upcoming referendum on same-sex marriage on May 22 in a new video. The two men have recently uploaded a new video to YouTube in which they let their feelings known on […]

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Accepting their award for most artistic float from members of the St Patricks Day Parade committee were members of the Tralee Filipino Community, who were, from left:

Three Groups Honoured For Displays At This Year’s St Patrick’s Day Parade

March 25, 2015 at 10:30 am Comments are Disabled

THREE Tralee groups have been given  awards for their colourful exploits at this year’s St Patrick’s Day parade. The local associations that scooped an award each were, The Redeemed Church of Christ, Tralee Musical Society and the Tralee Filipino Community. All the awards were sponsored by Tralee Credit Union and […]

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Launching Austin Stacks new employment initiative 'Jobmatch' were, from  left: Catherine Rya, William Kirby, Patrick O'Sullivan (Chairman Kerry County Board), Liam Lynch and Billy Ryle. Photo by Gavin O'Connor.

Austin Stacks Keeps Players At Home With Employment Initiative

March 25, 2015 at 10:19 am Comments are Disabled

LAST year, Austin Stacks benefited greatly from an initiative to find employment for players who were struggling to get work in town. Now the ‘Jobmatch’ scheme has been officially launched. Austin Stacks manager, Stephen Stack, even has gone as far as saying that keeping six of his players  from going to work […]

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Foodies To Flock To See Michelin Star Chefs In Action At Festival

Foodies To Flock To See Michelin Star Chefs In Action At Festival

March 25, 2015 at 10:11 am Comments are Disabled

EIGHT of Ireland’s finest Michelin Star and celebrity chefs will be cooking up a storm in the Food & Wine Magazine Village hosted by Norah Casey, at the inaugural boutique festival at Killarney House Demesne on June 27 and 28. Derry Clarke (L’Ecrivain, Dublin), Ross Lewis (Chapter One, Dublin) and JP McMahon (EatGalway Restaurant […]

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McDonald’s Restaurants In Kerry To Give FREE Breakfasts This Friday

McDonald’s Restaurants In Kerry To Give FREE Breakfasts This Friday

March 25, 2015 at 9:56 am 1 comment

THIS is not a drill! McDonald’s Restaurants today officially launched Free Breakfast Friday, which will see the company give away 40,000 Egg McMuffins for free this Friday – including its Tralee and Killarney branches. In a press release we received this morning, all of the 87 McDonald’s restaurants around Ireland […]

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New Figures Show Kerry Drivers Among The Lowest In Country For Penalty Points

New Figures Show Kerry Drivers Among The Lowest In Country For Penalty Points

March 24, 2015 at 4:26 pm Comments are Disabled

  KERRY has ranked amongst the lowest in the country for drivers with penalty points according to an Irish Times report. Kerry ranks number 23 out of the 26 counties in terms of the percentage of points gathered by drivers, but is also ranked among the highest mortality rates on the roads in the […]

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VIDEO: Two Men Get Medieval On Each Other At The Museum

VIDEO: Two Men Get Medieval On Each Other At The Museum

March 24, 2015 at 3:51 pm Comments are Disabled

IF you were driving from south Kerry yesterday, you may have passed a couple of gentlemen dressed in full medieval armoury, hitchhiking on the road. No, you weren’t hallucinating, it was two lads from Medieval Armoured Combat Ireland who are raising awareness of their efforts to head to Poland next month as part […]

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Sergeant Eileen O'Sullivan, Miriam Lyons, Natalie Vanhattem and Chief Superintendent Pat O'Sullivan at the Kerry launch of 'Here I Am' on Saturday in the Manor West Retail Park. Photo by Dermot Crean

Exhibition Of Images From New Book Brightens Up Manor West

March 24, 2015 at 2:53 pm Comments are Disabled

SATURDAY was a suitable day for the Kerry launch of a new book containing 90 photos of children with Down Syndrome. March 21 was World Down Syndrome Day and there was a great turnout at the Manor West Retail Park for the event, where some of the photos from ‘Here I Am’ were […]

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Tralee Native Plays Part In Irish Women’s Six Nations Success

Tralee Native Plays Part In Irish Women’s Six Nations Success

March 24, 2015 at 11:16 am Comments are Disabled

THERE was a Tralee connection to the Irish women’s fantastic Six Nations win on Sunday. Ruth O’Reilly, originally from Ballyroe, but now living in Galway, plays in the prop and made a great contribution to their emphatic 73 to 3 away win over Scotland which clinched the title. In fact, she’s been […]

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Tralee Makes ‘Top Ten’ Irish Destinations On TripAdvisor

Tralee Makes ‘Top Ten’ Irish Destinations On TripAdvisor

March 24, 2015 at 10:08 am Comments are Disabled

TRALEE has been named in TripAdvisor’s ‘Top Ten’ destinations to visit in Ireland according to the annual Travellers’ Choice Awards. Tralee came in at No.10 with both Killarney and Dingle making their way into the top three on the list. Killarney usurped Dublin to take the No.1 Irish destination with Dingle in […]

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Gardaí Seize €10,000 Worth Of Heroin In Shanakill Area

Gardaí Seize €10,000 Worth Of Heroin In Shanakill Area

March 24, 2015 at 9:38 am Comments are Disabled

GARDAI have seized an estimated €10,000 worth of heroin in the Shanakill area of town. The discovery was by the Kerry Garda Division Drugs Unit at a house on Sunday night and man and a woman were arrested at the scene. They are being held at Tralee Garda Station under sections 3 and […]

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Vehicle Smashes Through Railway Barriers At Farranfore

Vehicle Smashes Through Railway Barriers At Farranfore

March 23, 2015 at 3:40 pm Comments are Disabled

  GARDAI are looking for witnesses to a dangerous act of criminal damage where a vehicle smashed through the railway barriers in Farranfore. It happened on St Patrick’s Day at 12.30pm. The barriers were down, indicating a train was on the way, but this driver decided to go through taking the barriers […]

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VIDEO: Well-Known Camp Publican Features In New Ad For AIB

VIDEO: Well-Known Camp Publican Features In New Ad For AIB

March 23, 2015 at 2:57 pm 1 comment

  A CAMP publican is currently starring in a new TV advertisement as part of a campaign by AIB Bank. Mike O’Neill of The Railway Tavern is featured in the video, which can be watched below, talking about his love for the Volkswagen Beetle car model and how he has become […]

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Gardaí Look For Witnesses To Assault On Woman

Gardaí Look For Witnesses To Assault On Woman

March 23, 2015 at 2:50 pm Comments are Disabled

GARDAI are looking for witnesses to an assault on a woman which took place on Wednesday last. A woman was attacked by two other females at about 3.20am Wednesday, March 18, in the middle of Causeway village. The woman went to Kerry General Hospital as a precaution but she was not […]

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Charity Shop In Tralee Vandalised And Burgled

Charity Shop In Tralee Vandalised And Burgled

March 23, 2015 at 2:40 pm Comments are Disabled

GARDAI are investigating a shocking incident where a charity shop was vandalised and burgled. The Sue Ryder Foundation shop in Rock Street was broken into between the hours of 5.50pm on Friday and 9.50am on Saturday. It is thought the thieves forced open the back door, the safe was forced […]

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New Nightclub To Open At Fabric Building

New Nightclub To Open At Fabric Building

March 23, 2015 at 10:32 am Comments are Disabled

IT’S coming back, apparently. Yes folks, a new nightclub is set to open at the old Fabric building on Godfrey Place, which will be good news for jobs and the club scene in town. Work is currently taking place at the building and they have advertised for bar staff (click here), but there is […]

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Presentation Girls To Fly The Flag For Kerry At National Enterprise Awards

Presentation Girls To Fly The Flag For Kerry At National Enterprise Awards

March 22, 2015 at 10:57 am Comments are Disabled

TWO Tralee students will represent Kerry in the Social Media category at the National Student Enterprise Awards next month and they need your help to win. Lauren Kelly and Maria Daly, Transition Year students at Presentation Secondary School Tralee, founded ‘Instant Cuimhne’ back in October and the mini-company has really taken […]

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Presentation Secondary School students Sarah Gavaghan and Isabel O'Donoghue at the Kerry LEO Student Enterprise Awards at the ITT on Friday. Photo by Gavin O'Connor

PHOTOS: More From The Kerry LEO Student Enterprise Awards

March 22, 2015 at 9:44 am Comments are Disabled

YESTERDAY we told you about the winners of Kerry Local Enterprise Office (LEO) Student Enterprise awards held at the ITT on Friday (click here for previous story and photos). In total there was over 50 stands from schools all over the county with projects ranging from cookbooks to mobile accessories, entries embracing ever-changing technology and ones with a nod […]

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Councillor Terry O'Brien and Mayor of Tralee Jim Finucane with Miss O'Sullivans Holy Family National School sixth class, front from left: Terry O'Brien, Yuxi Mzhang, Niall Fitzmaurice, Matthew Brown and Eoin McDonald. Back: James O'Halloran, Brandon Ndebele, Liam McGee, Johnathan Kerry, Vincent Mulligan, Robert Kerins, Usman Butt and Michelle O'Sullivan. Photo by Gavin O'Connor.

Holy Family Pupils Produce Calendar Of Tralee Past And Present

March 21, 2015 at 11:41 am Comments are Disabled

SIXTH class Holy Family National School students are keeping in touch with the past while also trying to turn a profit. As part of a Junior Young Entrepreneur initiative, Miss O’Sullivan sixth class students have produced an events calendar – showing what’s coming up in the Kingdom – which shows of photos […]

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CBS The Green students Shane Foley, Killian O'Riordan, Eoin Greaney and Kieran Dwyer at the Kerry LEO Student Enterprise Awards at the ITT on Friday. Photo by Gavin O'Connor

PHOTOS: Teenagers Show Business Savvy At Annual Student Enterprise Awards

March 21, 2015 at 11:26 am Comments are Disabled

CASTLEGREGORY and Killorglin students were the big winners at this year’s County Final of the Kerry Local Enterprise Office Annual Student Enterprise Awards on Friday, in the Institute of Technology. Tralee schools’ entrants were among the incredible 58 mini-businesses set up by over 180 second level school students involved in the competition which promotes business idea development, structure, sourcing of finance, […]

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Rose Festival And County Council Nominated For National Tourism Awards

Rose Festival And County Council Nominated For National Tourism Awards

March 21, 2015 at 11:20 am Comments are Disabled

THE Rose of Tralee Festival has been nominated for an Irish Tourism Industry Award next month in the Best Festival/Event Experience Category. It’s one of four nominations, in various categories, for Kerry organisations at the ceremony which takes place on April 24 at the DoubleTree by Hilton Dublin. The Festival faces stiff […]

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Major Increase In Energy Efficiency Grants For Kerry Householders

Major Increase In Energy Efficiency Grants For Kerry Householders

March 21, 2015 at 11:18 am Comments are Disabled

  THE Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland (SEAI) has announced a boost in the level of grants available to Kerry householders who want to undertake energy efficiency improvements. The cash value of every grant available to householders under the Government’s Better Energy Homes scheme has been increased by between 25-50%. In […]

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Anti-Eviction Taskforce Protests At Tralee Court

Anti-Eviction Taskforce Protests At Tralee Court

March 21, 2015 at 11:15 am Comments are Disabled

  IF you were passing the courthouse on Thursday you may have seen people carrying a banner on the steps. It was part of a protest by a Kerry group, called the ‘Anti-Eviction Taskforce’, against the  repossession of people’s homes across the country. Barry McCarthy of the Anti-Eviction Taskforce, told TraleeToday.ie that […]

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Character Created By Abbeydorney Man’s Company To Feature On Stamp

Character Created By Abbeydorney Man’s Company To Feature On Stamp

March 20, 2015 at 3:35 pm Comments are Disabled

  A CHARACTER created by a former Tralee CBS student’s company is featured as part of a four stamp set that has been released today by An Post. John Rice, originally from Abbeydorney, who is the CEO of Jam Media will have the character ‘Roy’ from his 2009 animation featured on […]

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PHOTOS: Irish Air Corps Take Stunning Photos Of Kerry Coastline

PHOTOS: Irish Air Corps Take Stunning Photos Of Kerry Coastline

March 20, 2015 at 12:09 pm 2 comments

WE’VE brought you drone footage of our wonderful coastline in the last couple of weeks, but now our defence forces have come up with more great shots. We recently stumbled across some absolutely breathtaking photos that had been taken over the last year by the Irish Air Corps. The photos feature landmarks from […]

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Ballybunion Golf Club’s Old Course Greens To Get €1.5m Makeover

Ballybunion Golf Club’s Old Course Greens To Get €1.5m Makeover

March 20, 2015 at 11:59 am Comments are Disabled

MANY Tralee people who enjoy golfing in Ballybunion will see some big changes to the greens by this time next year. Almost 300 members attending a Special General Meeting at Ballybunion Golf Club on Thursday night voted on a proposal by the club’s Management Committee to strip all eighteen greens on the famous […]

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PHOTOS: Tralee Reacts To ‘That’ Solar Eclipse On Social Media

PHOTOS: Tralee Reacts To ‘That’ Solar Eclipse On Social Media

March 20, 2015 at 11:40 am Comments are Disabled

WELL, that was a bit of an anti-climax. The much-anticipated ‘Solar Eclipse’ that had dominated the column inches of every newspaper, the airwaves and sent social media into a spin over the last week has come and gone in Tralee and was like a particularly dull spring morning. It was drizzly and the cloud […]

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AUDIO: Linguistics Expert Travels Country Comparing Accents…Including Kerry’s

AUDIO: Linguistics Expert Travels Country Comparing Accents…Including Kerry’s

March 20, 2015 at 10:40 am Comments are Disabled

AFTER recently being called the ‘jewel in the Irish accent crown’ (click here), we’ve come across another accent-related story. In his quest to study the different accents and regional dialects of those in our fair country, one Raymond Hickey travelled around to all 32 counties and recorded people from both an urban […]

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Tralee Woman To Appear On ‘Don’t Tell The Bride’ Tonight

Tralee Woman To Appear On ‘Don’t Tell The Bride’ Tonight

March 19, 2015 at 2:27 pm Comments are Disabled

  A FORMER student of Presentation Secondary School will be seen entering into a civil partnership in a casino tonight on the hit RTÉ show ‘Don’t Tell The Bride’. The show, which will air at 9pm on RTE2, will feature Nora Dennehy, originally from Hawley Park, and her partner Katriona Hourihan who entered […]

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NEWS FEATURE: Vital Bus Service Is ‘Better Than Any Therapy’

NEWS FEATURE: Vital Bus Service Is ‘Better Than Any Therapy’

March 19, 2015 at 11:10 am 1 comment

TraleeToday.ie’s Fergus Dennehy travelled on the Kerry Cork Health Link Bus this week and spoke to people for whom the service is vital for many reasons… MONDAY morning. It’s 7.45am, the air is cold and the eyes are sleepy as I wait near McDonald’s in Rathass for the arrival of a service that, until […]

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