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Launching the Kerins O'Rahilly's Ladies 5K Easter Fun Run were, from left: Frank O'Connor, Christina Curtin, Bernice Hoffman, James Hayes, David Collins, Frank Mcloughlin and Yvonne Quill. Photo by Gavin O'Connor.

Four Things To Do This Bank Holiday Weekend

April 3, 2015 at 11:08 am Comments are Disabled

The Bank Holiday weekend is almost upon us and we have the few things for you to do (that is, if you want to do anything!) with those precious few days off. FRIDAY 1. With the bars closed for ‘Good Friday’ and a temporary ban on the sale of alcohol for the day, […]

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Man Whose Body Was Discovered In Rathass Was Arrested Yesterday In Killarney

Man Whose Body Was Discovered In Rathass Was Arrested Yesterday In Killarney

April 3, 2015 at 10:43 am Comments are Disabled

  THE man, whose body was discovered at a garage in Rathass this morning, was arrested for public order offences in Killarney yesterday. The Garda Síochána Ombudsman Commission are conducting their own investigation into the discovery of the body of a man aged in his 40s at Kelliher’s Garage  in Rathass at […]

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Body Discovered This Morning At Business In Rathass

Body Discovered This Morning At Business In Rathass

April 3, 2015 at 9:57 am Comments are Disabled

  GARDAI are investigating the circumstances of the death of a man whose body was discovered at a business in Rathass this morning. (click here for update) The man, aged in his 40s, was found by a member of the public at 6.30am at the car wash in Kelliher’s Garage Rathass. Gardaí have […]

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Dunnes Stores Horan Centre workers on strike were, from left: Sharon O'Sullivan, Fiona Barrett, Trish Ryle, Michelle O'Sullivan, Bernie Hawkins, Joanna O'Connor, Janet Jones, Helen Stack, Seamus Deady and John McCaffery. Photo by Gavin O'Connor.

Dunnes Stores Workers On The Picket Line At Tralee Branches

April 2, 2015 at 3:51 pm Comments are Disabled

WORKERS at Tralee’s two Dunnes Stores branches were out on strike as part of an industrial dispute with over 6,000 other employees nationwide taking part. The industrial action has come about because of a long held dispute between management and employees over contracts which have left many part-time workers without what they see as decent pay […]

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Local Businessman Spearheads Scheme To Shop Local With Savings

Local Businessman Spearheads Scheme To Shop Local With Savings

April 2, 2015 at 2:53 pm Comments are Disabled

  BUSINESSES in Manor have got together to begin a new loyalty scheme which the founder hopes will help local shops compete against the large multiples and chain stores. Sullycard is a new loyalty/discount program founded in Tralee by Seamus O’Sullivan who has run a butchering business in the town for the past […]

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Old Abbey Gate Hotel To Open Next Week Under A New Name

Old Abbey Gate Hotel To Open Next Week Under A New Name

April 2, 2015 at 1:35 pm Comments are Disabled

THE old Abbey Gate Hotel is to reopen next week with a new name and a significant refurbishment. The hotel, which was bought by Boyle Brothers earlier this year, will be called The Ashe Hotel and it is hoped the business will be opened by Thursday. The hotel will have 71 bedrooms […]

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‘Antichrist’ Is Coming To Siamsa Tíre On Good Friday

‘Antichrist’ Is Coming To Siamsa Tíre On Good Friday

April 2, 2015 at 12:23 pm Comments are Disabled

A NEW play which, judging by the themes explored, would appear be more suited to a Halloween release, will have its world premiere in town this Good Friday. The Tralee-based ‘Free Radical Youth Theatre’ will host the ‘Antichrist’ play at 8pm in Siamsa Tire. The group is Siamsa Tire’s official youth theatre and is […]

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Vincent Browne’s ‘People’s Debate’ Is Coming To Kerry

April 2, 2015 at 10:37 am Comments are Disabled

THE Kerry electorate will get an opportunity to grill Kerry TDs as TV3 brings the ‘Vincent Browne People’s Debate’ to the Kerry in April. The, at times, hot and heavy debates have now  become essential viewing and the Gleneagle Hotel, Killarney will a hotbed of activity for the political event on Monday April 13. The programme offers a […]

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‘Team Bramble’ Look For Help To Spring Clean The Town

‘Team Bramble’ Look For Help To Spring Clean The Town

April 2, 2015 at 10:21 am Comments are Disabled

A LOCAL group is gathering up as many volunteers as possible as they look to get behind a national campaign to clean up areas all around the country. ‘Team Bramble’  is working in co-operation with Tralee Chamber Alliance as they get behind ‘An Taisce’s National Spring Clean’ (NSC) that is […]

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Windmill Sails Expected To Be Back Up Within A Week

Windmill Sails Expected To Be Back Up Within A Week

April 2, 2015 at 10:10 am Comments are Disabled

THE Windmill will have its sail back within the week. Work on putting the sails back on the Blennerville landmark began on Wednesday and – weather permitting – the work is expected to take four days. Last October, the sails were taken down due to being in need of urgent because […]

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Anthony’s In With A Chance Of Vegas Trip With Toastmaster Club

Anthony’s In With A Chance Of Vegas Trip With Toastmaster Club

April 2, 2015 at 9:45 am Comments are Disabled

THEY say that in the art of debating or public speaking that you should never raise your voice, only improve your argument. This is exactly what one local man did as he triumphed in the later rounds of a speaking competition. Now he’s in with a chance to go to […]

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Bar’s Application To Open At Midnight On Good Friday Turned Down

Bar’s Application To Open At Midnight On Good Friday Turned Down

April 1, 2015 at 5:02 pm Comments are Disabled

  A LOCAL bar which had planned to open at midnight on Good Friday has had its application turned down. The Blasket Bar made an application to Tralee District Court on Wednesday to open at midnight on Good Friday until 2am on Easter Saturday. The Gardaí objected and Judge James O’Connor […]

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Burger King Tralee Issues Statement Regarding Comment On Facebook

Burger King Tralee Issues Statement Regarding Comment On Facebook

April 1, 2015 at 12:29 pm 1 comment

BURGER King Tralee have released a statement regarding the controversy around comments posted by a Facebook page called ‘Burger King Tralee’ yesterday. An exchange between a customer and this ‘Burger King Tralee’ Facebook account, has taken the internet by storm and has been reported on a number of news websites. The story goes that a customer […]

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Where the new Peacocks store is expected to be located in Abbey Court.

UK Clothing Chain To Create Up To 15 Jobs In Tralee

April 1, 2015 at 11:46 am Comments are Disabled

A CLOTHING chain from the UK are set to open in the town centre bringing with it the creation of 10 to 15 full and part time jobs. Peacocks cater for woman’s and children’s fashions and currently have four outlets in Ireland. It is understood Peacocks will move into the premises […]

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Zoe’s World: Bullying Yik Yak App Is Just Yuck!

Zoe’s World: Bullying Yik Yak App Is Just Yuck!

April 1, 2015 at 11:13 am Comments are Disabled

Zoë O’Connor on an app which has become bullying central in Tralee… A NEW phenomenon has swept over the youth of Tralee, and definitely not in a good way. There really is an app for everything and honestly at this point they should just make a bullying genre. Yik Yak is […]

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Over €2.5m Worth Of Residential Property Sold Around Tralee In February

Over €2.5m Worth Of Residential Property Sold Around Tralee In February

April 1, 2015 at 10:23 am Comments are Disabled

TWENTY-TWO residential properties in the Tralee fetched  €2,566,442.71 in February while total Kerry sales exceeded €11m according to the Residential Property Price Register (RPPR) figures for the month. The Tralee figure is an increase on the 17 residential properties that were sold for over €1.9m in January, but a decrease […]

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Government To Invest €62m With Kerry County Council To Reduce Housing List

Government To Invest €62m With Kerry County Council To Reduce Housing List

April 1, 2015 at 10:16 am 1 comment

THE Government have announced they are to invest €62m with Kerry County Council in a bid to reduce the housing list in the county by 26%. It is planned that 1058 social housing units will be delivered by the local authority by the end of 2017. Overall, a total of €62,028,669 is […]

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Greyhound Stadium To See Boost In Numbers With Good Friday Drinks

Greyhound Stadium To See Boost In Numbers With Good Friday Drinks

March 31, 2015 at 4:12 pm Comments are Disabled

HUNDREDS are expected to head to the Kingdom Greyhound Stadium this Friday to avail of the sale of licensed alcohol…and the dog racing of course! A loophole in the drinking laws means that greyhound tracks around the country can serve alcohol on Good Friday – one of only two designated ‘dry days’ annually. Kingdom […]

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The commemorative stone being unveiled in the new Sean Crispie Park. Photo by Gavin O'Connor.

Former Public Servant Gets Fitting Tribute With Park Named In His Honour

March 31, 2015 at 12:49 pm Comments are Disabled

A FORMER town clerk received a fitting tribute with a new park named in his honour on the Castlemaine Road. The late Sean Crispie, former town clerk of Tralee from 1972 to 1994, sadly passed away this time last year – this Thursday being the first anniversary of his death. Unveiling the commemorative stone […]

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PHOTOS: Drama Group Prepares For Good Friday Pageant

PHOTOS: Drama Group Prepares For Good Friday Pageant

March 31, 2015 at 11:09 am Comments are Disabled

A TRALEE based drama group is putting the final touches to an Easter pageant which will take place on Good Friday. The ‘Tralee Parish Liturgy Drama Group’ has been preparing for several weeks now for their ‘Good Friday Pageant’ which will be taking place at St John’s  the Baptist Church, in Castle Street at […]

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Austin Stack Park Work To Cost Up To €800,000

Austin Stack Park Work To Cost Up To €800,000

March 31, 2015 at 10:32 am Comments are Disabled

WORK on Austin Stack Park, which will commence at the end of May, is set to cost between €750,000 to €800,000, according to the Chairman of the Kerry County Board. The development work was approved at a meeting of the county committee last night in Tralee. Speaking to Jerry O’Sullivan […]

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Gardaí Investigate Child Sexual Abuse Allegations In North Kerry

Gardaí Investigate Child Sexual Abuse Allegations In North Kerry

March 31, 2015 at 9:28 am Comments are Disabled

GARDAÍ in north Kerry are investigating two separate allegations of child sexual abuse. It’s believed that in both cases the alleged incidents occurred in recent times and are not historical. The two cases are alleged to have taken place in north Kerry and in one case, the claims have been made against the […]

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Austin Stack Park To Shut From May Until Spring 2016

Austin Stack Park To Shut From May Until Spring 2016

March 30, 2015 at 11:31 pm Comments are Disabled

IT’S emerged this evening that Austin Stack Park will close at the end of May for upgrading work. A new sand-based pitch will be laid and there will be new floodlighting and other work. The news was revealed at the County Committee meeting tonight at Austin Stack Park. It is expected the work […]

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New Tralee Nightclub Aims For May Opening

New Tralee Nightclub Aims For May Opening

March 30, 2015 at 4:46 pm 3 comments

THE new nightclub in the old Fabric building on Godfrey Place is set for a May opening, according to one of the men behind the business. James Flaherty from Lixnaw said while the May Bank Holiday weekend would be an ideal time to open, it’s more likely that it will be sometime later that […]

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Sean Taaffe Group Wins National Salon Of The Year Award

Sean Taaffe Group Wins National Salon Of The Year Award

March 30, 2015 at 3:23 pm Comments are Disabled

  THE Sean Taaffe Group won the top award, the National Salon of the Year, at the prestigious Schwarzkopf Irish Hairdressing Business Awards in the RDS, Dublin, yesterday. Sean Taaffe and Kara O’Shea (General Manager) accepted the award from the host for the event, TV personality, Lorraine Keane. The National […]

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Former IT Tralee Student Wins Best Irish Film Award At Dublin Film Festival

Former IT Tralee Student Wins Best Irish Film Award At Dublin Film Festival

March 30, 2015 at 2:44 pm Comments are Disabled

  A FORMER IT Tralee student scooped the Best Irish Film award at the Jameson Dublin International Film Festival. Glassland, a film directed and written by Gerard Barrett from Knockanure, near Listowel has already won numerous awards and acclaim. It was filmed in Dublin, and stars Jack Reynor, Will Poulter and Toni […]

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PHOTOS: Stunning Images From Kerry Photographer Shows County At Its Best

PHOTOS: Stunning Images From Kerry Photographer Shows County At Its Best

March 30, 2015 at 12:19 pm Comments are Disabled

A KERRY photographer has sent us some absolutely stunning photographs of Kerry that show ‘The Kingdom’ in all its glory. Peter Cox, who is responsible for the amazing drone footage we showed you recently (click here for previous story), is looking for help to fundraise the cost of his new book which […]

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St John’s Parish’s Income Down While Expenditure Sees Sharp Rise

St John’s Parish’s Income Down While Expenditure Sees Sharp Rise

March 30, 2015 at 12:05 pm Comments are Disabled

  ST John’s Parish accounts have revealed a dip in income while repairs and upgrades have seen a huge rise in expenditure. In a pamphlet issued to homes in the parish, the Statement of Income and Expenditure shows income last year at €457,929, down from €464,160 in 2013. Expenditure meanwhile […]

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VIDEO: Up To 90 People A Week Using Tralee Soup Kitchen

VIDEO: Up To 90 People A Week Using Tralee Soup Kitchen

March 30, 2015 at 10:44 am Comments are Disabled

THE girls over at ‘Social Box TV’ have uploaded another great interview to their YouTube channel. This time they interviewed one of the co-founders of the Tralee Soup Kitchen, Collette Price, who along with her friend Dawn Roberts have been running the establishment with the help of volunteers since October 2012. In the video, […]

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Pat Spillane To Judge Tralee GAA Stars’ Food At ‘The Restaurant’ In The Brogue

Pat Spillane To Judge Tralee GAA Stars’ Food At ‘The Restaurant’ In The Brogue

March 30, 2015 at 10:19 am Comments are Disabled

KERRY football legend Pat Spillane will lead the judging panel where two mystery Tralee footballers take part in a fundraising event for Pieta House at Kirby’s Brogue Inn Tralee on Wednesday, April 29. The high profile footballers will be the ‘Mystery Chefs’ in ‘The Restaurant’ on the night and it will […]

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