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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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Lucky 13 Years For Bryan Carr’s School Of Performing Arts

Lucky 13 Years For Bryan Carr’s School Of Performing Arts

September 11, 2014 at 10:20 am Comments are Disabled

IT’S not just the primary and secondary schools that are back in action this September. Bryan Carr School of Performing Arts recommences its singing, acting and dance classes at Collis Sands this Saturday and is looking for new members. “I am really looking forward to this term; its great to […]

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Gardaí Arrest Man In Relation To Seizure Of €15,000 Worth Of Drugs

Gardaí Arrest Man In Relation To Seizure Of €15,000 Worth Of Drugs

September 11, 2014 at 10:04 am Comments are Disabled

GARDAÍ have arrested a man in relation to the seizure €15,000 worth of drugs yesterday in a wooded area in Ballymacelligott yesterday. The drugs were recovered after a surveillance operation carried out by Gardai on a local drug dealing gang in the days leading up to the seizure. A known suspect went […]

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€10,500 In Education Awards From Tralee Credit Union

€10,500 In Education Awards From Tralee Credit Union

September 11, 2014 at 9:31 am Comments are Disabled

TRALEE Credit Union are now accepting student applications for their Education Awards worth €10,500. Whatever year in college you are starting this month, one thing facing every student is the stress associated with financing the year ahead. The significant cost of third level education has become a financial burden for many […]

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Students of Mercy Mounthawk open up the envelopes that hold the results of their Junior cert exams. Photo by Gavin O'Connor.

Photos: Junior Cert Results Joy For Tralee Students

September 10, 2014 at 4:58 pm Comments are Disabled

THERE were nerves and excitement in equal measure across all secondary schools in town on Wednesday morning as this year’s Junior Certificate exams students received their results. Two of the top scorers were Lauren Kelly of Presentation Secondary School and Niamh Ni Chonaill of Gaelcholáiste Chiarraí who both fetched a […]

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Candlelight Vigil In Pearse Park To Mark World Suicide Day

Candlelight Vigil In Pearse Park To Mark World Suicide Day

September 10, 2014 at 2:48 pm Comments are Disabled

A CANDLELIGHT vigil will be held in Pearse Park, Tralee tonight (Wednesday) at 10pm in memory of those lost to suicide. September 10 is World Suicide Day and at 10pm worldwide people will light candles. The organisers wish to point out  that this is a candle vigil only, lanterns are not permitted at this […]

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Up for the match and outside 'Ray's Loaded Lunches' on Rock Street, were, from left: Kathleen O'Halloran, Ray Duffy and Phillip Moore. Photo by Gavin O'Connor.

Final Countdown: “I Can’t Lose!” Says Donegal Man Whose Heart Is In Kerry

September 10, 2014 at 9:35 am Comments are Disabled

DONEGAL native Ray Duffy says he can’t lose whatever the result on Sunday week. The owner of ‘Ray’s Loaded Lunches” on Rock Street  is gearing up for the All-Ireland Final between his home county and his adopted one in a house of split loyalties. “Kerry fans have been very enjoyable […]

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Bons Hospital Is Tops For Hand Hygiene

Bons Hospital Is Tops For Hand Hygiene

September 10, 2014 at 9:35 am Comments are Disabled

THE staff at the Bon Secours Hospital Tralee, Ireland’s Private Hospital of the Year for 2014, are the most compliant in Ireland for hand hygiene, according to statistics published by the Health Protection Surveillance Centre (HPSC). Based on figures submitted by the hospital to the HPSC for the month of […]

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1,000 Women Expected To Take Part In Mini-Marathon

1,000 Women Expected To Take Part In Mini-Marathon

September 10, 2014 at 9:33 am Comments are Disabled

MANY Tralee women are expected to make the short trip to Killarney later this month for the Dawn Milk Killarney Women’s Mini Marathon. The event will take place at 11am on Saturday, September 20, starting on the streets of Killarney and finishing in the fabulous surrounds of the Killarney National Park. The […]

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Danny Leane Jnr and Snr turned the bar green and gold for the upcoming final. Photo by Dermot Crean

Final Countdown: Businesses Turn Bridge Street Green And Gold

September 9, 2014 at 4:17 pm Comments are Disabled

SOME streets in Tralee might be slow in getting the colours up for the big match, but in Bridge Street they’re really gone all out to support the lads. Businesses from Shaws down to Sean Og’s have pulled out the flags and the bunting to give a real carnival feel to […]

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Marking Tralee's retention of their Tidy Towns Gold Medal at Denny Street on Tuesday afternoon were Mayor of Tralee, Jim Finucane with Tralee Tidy Towns Kit Ryan, Anne Connolly, Tommy McDonnell, Richard Moloney, Pat Galvin, Terry Nammock, Josephine Griffin, Mary O'Brien, Danny Moynihan, Brendan Murphy and John Griffin, Tourism Officer with Kerry County Council. Photo by Dermot Crean

Tidy Towns Gold: ‘The Secret Has Been The Team Effort’

September 9, 2014 at 2:55 pm Comments are Disabled

EVERYBODY involved with Tralee Tidy Towns is still celebrating yesterday’s great result which saw the town increase its mark by five to 303 and retain its Gold Medal status. On Tuesday afternoon, the Mayor of Tralee and those involved in the effort gathered for a photo to mark the achievement […]

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Ladies To Drive Through 32 Counties In One Day For Charity

Ladies To Drive Through 32 Counties In One Day For Charity

September 9, 2014 at 11:19 am 1 comment

FOUR ladies are giving Recovery Haven a boost this month when they attempt to drive through all 32 counties of Ireland in 24 hours in aid of the cancer respite care centre. “We just got a brainwave one night and thought could we do it? So we said if we were going […]

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Susan Browne, Paul Woods, Christina Houlihan Tydings and Keith McGlynn looking forward to exhibiting their work at Kerry Landscapes Exhibition at the Fels Point Hotel this Sunday.

Tralee Photographers To Exhibit Work At Fels Point Hotel

September 9, 2014 at 10:18 am Comments are Disabled

PHOTOGRAPHERS from all over the county will come together at the Fels Point Hotel this Sunday for a special exhibition of work. The ‘Kerry Landscapes Photography Exhibition’ will showcase the stunning scenery the county has to offer. Among the many exhibitors are six Tralee-based photographers; Keith McGlynn (www.facebook.com/keithmcglynnphotography); Tracy Fitzgerald […]

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The Mercy Mounthawk U19 basketball team that won the Mercy Mounthawk Invitational Basketball tournament at the weekend, front row, from left:

Mounthawk U19s Clinch First Home Invitational Basketball Title

September 9, 2014 at 9:49 am Comments are Disabled

MERCY Mounthawk’s U19 Basketball team won their first ever invitational tournament at home after six years of hosting the event. At the weekend, Mounthawk beat St Malachy’s from Belfast in the final by a score of 37-32. “I am thrilled for the boys. Seven games in two days is hard enough […]

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Kerry Band To Release ‘Dream’ All-Ireland Song

Kerry Band To Release ‘Dream’ All-Ireland Song

September 9, 2014 at 9:27 am Comments are Disabled

SURE it wouldn’t be an All-Ireland without a song to get the fans in the mood for the final. And Kerry band, The Kingdom, will release their single “Come on Kerry Live the Dream” as a Kerry All-Ireland football song on Monday, September 15. The Killarney musicians have got together […]

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