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VIDEO: Tralee Youth Group Needs Your Vote To Win Award

VIDEO: Tralee Youth Group Needs Your Vote To Win Award

June 16, 2015 at 12:11 pm Comments are Disabled

A LOCAL youth group is currently on the look-out for support from the people of Kerry after they recently entered into the Irish Cancer Society’s X-HALE Youth Awards. ‘Transforum Alley Youthreach’ which is based in Tralee has entered its film project entitled ‘Drag’ (see video below) into the Awards and […]

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Members of Kerry ETB and IT Tralee at the signing of the MOU between both parties in the North Campus on Monday evening.

IT Tralee And Kerry ETB Reaffirm Their Partnership

June 16, 2015 at 11:17 am Comments are Disabled

IT TRALEE and the Kerry Education and Training Board reaffirmed their partnership on Monday evening in the North Campus. Both organisations signed a Memorandum of Understanding to continue to maximise opportunities for learners in Kerry. The MOU reaffirms both organisations commitment to working collaboratively as they have done since 2007. […]

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Pictured at the launch of "Tough as Leather", the John Lenihan story written by journalist Con Dennehy at the launch in Gallys Tralee on Friday night. Front L/r: Clare O'Leary and John Lenihan. Back L/r: Con Dennehy, Margaret Dennehy and Weeshie Fogarty.

New Book On ‘King Of The Mountains’ Launched In Gally’s

June 16, 2015 at 11:02 am Comments are Disabled

LAST week saw more than 500 people attend the launch of the new book about the life and success of the Kerry athlete, John Lenihan, which is entitled ‘Tough As Leather’. Lenihan, the former ‘World Mountain Running Champion’ from Ballymac, has run more than 140,000 miles during his illustrious career, the […]

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How Much Have Our Kerry TDs Earned Since 2011?

How Much Have Our Kerry TDs Earned Since 2011?

June 15, 2015 at 3:56 pm Comments are Disabled

  SINCE 2011, the six sitting Kerry TDs have received a combined total of over €3.6m in salaries and expenses. With figures obtained by an ‘Irish Mirror’ investigation team through the Freedom of Information Act, it was revealed the total gross amount paid out to Kerry TDs in salary and expenses between 2011 and […]

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Gardaí Investigate Crimes Against Tralee Businesses

Gardaí Investigate Crimes Against Tralee Businesses

June 15, 2015 at 3:19 pm Comments are Disabled

  GARDAÍ are looking into a number of break-ins  in and around Tralee in the past 10 days. Last Monday, June 8, the Kingdom Care Charity shop at the Mart was broken into at around 4.40am. A rock was  thrown throughout the window and thieves gained access stealing what is […]

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Thieves Steal Alcohol In Two Break-Ins At John Mitchels GAA Premises

Thieves Steal Alcohol In Two Break-Ins At John Mitchels GAA Premises

June 15, 2015 at 2:53 pm Comments are Disabled

  JOHN Mitchels GAA club’s premises on John Joe Sheehy Road was broken into twice last week, with thieves taking alcohol from the bar on both occasions. On Wednesday, June 10, at 4.30am, the window of the premises was broken, as was the window of Walter Lyons furniture shop in […]

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VIDEO: New Clip Of Tralee Shows The Town In Full Bloom

VIDEO: New Clip Of Tralee Shows The Town In Full Bloom

June 15, 2015 at 12:49 pm Comments are Disabled

  WHILE it might be sometimes easy to forget that we live in a beautiful part of the world, it only takes a simple video like the one below to make you stop and take note. Alanna Diggin, a local filmmaker and internet blogger, spent a few days filming in […]

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PHOTOS: Another Great Day Out For Families At Féile na mBláth

PHOTOS: Another Great Day Out For Families At Féile na mBláth

June 15, 2015 at 12:21 pm Comments are Disabled

THE Féile na mBláth @ The Park festival saw more crowds flock down to the festivities in what was a fantastic family event, thanks in part to the amazing weather. Crowds of families, couples and interested tourists strolled through the various stalls and entertainment set-ups with most stopping for a glance and staying […]

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Niamh Moriarty, Amy Moriarty, Clodagh Fitzgerald and Ciara Kennedy in Thurles for the Tipperary v Kerry match on Sunday. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Kerry Fans Make Trip To Tipp In The Sunshine

June 15, 2015 at 12:05 pm Comments are Disabled

KERRY fans came up in their thousands to Semple Stadium on Sunday to watch their team advance to another Munster Final next month. It was a glorious day in Thurles for the Tipperary v Kerry encounter with people from all corners of the county wearing Kerry jerseys of  green and gold, blue, navy, white and even pink […]

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DON MACMONAGLE www.macmonagle.com

PHOTOS: Tralee People Win At AIMS Awards In Killarney

June 15, 2015 at 10:11 am Comments are Disabled

WHILE the big prizes eluded most Tralee nominees at the the Association of Irish Musical Societies (AIMS) Awards on Saturday night, there was still much to cheer about. The INEC was the venue as over 1,200 members waited with baited breath for the winners to be announced. One of these winners […]

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Golf Star Praises The Return Of Colm Cooper

Golf Star Praises The Return Of Colm Cooper

June 14, 2015 at 7:32 pm Comments are Disabled

  A WELL-KNOWN golfer took to Twitter earlier today to show his support for a returning Kerry hero. Shane Lowry, who is currently ranked at #55 in the world golf rankings tweeted a quick message about the return of Colm ‘ The Gooch’ Cooper who today made his championship comeback. On his Facebook […]

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Karina and Marguerite O'Halloran with 'Rosebud' and 'Bingo' at the Féile na mBláth Dog Show in the Town Park on Saturday. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Pooches On Parade In The Park

June 14, 2015 at 9:21 am Comments are Disabled

FOUR-LEGGED friends took centre stage on Saturday for the annual Féile na mBláth Dog Show in the Town Park. Sponsored by Kelliher’s Mills in association with Animal Net Kerry, the show did not disappoint and proud owners paraded their pooches to try to win one of the eight categories. It […]

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Bebhinn Keane, Neil Burns, Laoise Keane and Ciara Sheridan at the Féile na mBláth in the Town Park on Saturday. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: A Fantastic Fun Day At The Féile

June 14, 2015 at 9:21 am Comments are Disabled

BEAUTIFUL sunshine helped turn Saturday’s Féile na mBláth into one of the most successful ever with hundreds of families enjoying the various attractions. The ‘Lords of Strut’ drew a massive crowd who really enjoyed their antics, there was a huge variety of children’s entertainment with bouncy castles, face painting and the […]

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At the IT Tralee Post Graduate Exhibition on in the Ashe Memorial Hall were, from left: Zara and Josephine O'Dowd. Photo by Gavin O'Connor.

PHOTOS: Innovative Ideas Abound At IT Tralee Graduates’ Exhibition

June 13, 2015 at 1:24 pm Comments are Disabled

IT TRALEE students took over Kerry County Museum Thursday when they exhibited the work they had produced over the year long course. The Master of Arts in Creative Media programme is designed to facilitate a broad range of media contexts, including film-making, broadcasting, design, music, performance, visual arts, literature and interactive […]

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At the National Learning Network Tralee, Certificate Presentation Ceremony, were from left: Catherine Moriarty, Patrick Cronin, Danielle O'Connoll, Michael Sweeney, Carrie Anne O'Connor and Donna Lyons. Photo by Gavin O'Connor.

PHOTOS: Legend Of Broadcasting Joins National Learning Network Students For Big Day

June 13, 2015 at 1:22 pm Comments are Disabled

AROUND 190 students gathered from the different National Learning Network’s classes scattered around Tralee, to receive certificates for their achievements over the last year in the Fels Point Hotel on Friday. A year’s hard work came to fruition for the students from the National Learning Network’s two centres in Tralee – […]

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Dingle Animation Festival Named Amongst Top 25 In The World

Dingle Animation Festival Named Amongst Top 25 In The World

June 13, 2015 at 1:19 pm Comments are Disabled

  IN another coup for Kerry tourism, it has been announced that the ‘Dingle International Film Festival’ has been named in the Top 25 Animation Festivals in the world by international publication Animation Magazine. The Kerry Festival has joined an elite group sitting alongside the world famous San Diego International Comic-Con Festival. Animation […]

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Recovery Haven Launches ‘Celebration Of Light’ Event

Recovery Haven Launches ‘Celebration Of Light’ Event

June 13, 2015 at 1:12 pm Comments are Disabled

  RECOVERY Haven officially launched their annual ‘Celebration of light’ on Friday, where they looked forward to another special evening later this month. The ‘Celebration of light’ has become a very important annual community event which gives an opportunity for all those lives have been touched by cancer to come together […]

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VIDEO/PHOTOS: Home Are The Kennedy Cup Heroes

VIDEO/PHOTOS: Home Are The Kennedy Cup Heroes

June 13, 2015 at 12:46 pm Comments are Disabled

THE Kerry Under 14 soccer team received a great welcome home to Tralee last night after their Kennedy Cup heroics. Despite the driving rain, friends and families of the youngsters gathered in Denny Street to welcome the lads after they beat Dublin and District Schoolboy League (DDSL) 1-0 in the […]

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Kerry Students Will Have Plenty Support At Children’s Games In Holland

Kerry Students Will Have Plenty Support At Children’s Games In Holland

June 13, 2015 at 11:12 am Comments are Disabled

EIGHTEEN Kerry students are heading to Holland soon for the annual International Children’s Games in Alkmaar…and they’re bringing a crowd with them! The athletes selected to represent Tralee at this year’s games, from June 24 to 29, gathered at the Ballygarry House Hotel on Thursday night for a photoshoot and to hear […]

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James O'Donoghue raises the Active Flag at Blennerville National School. Photo by Gavin O'Connor.

James O’Donoghue Raises Flag At Blennerville National School

June 13, 2015 at 11:05 am Comments are Disabled

THERE was a fantastic treat for the pupils of Blennerville National School on Friday when Kerry star, James O’Donoghue, visited to raise their Active Schools Flag and their second Green Flag for Conserving Energy in our Environment. The kids gathered excitedly for the arrival of ‘Jod’ and there were massive cheers when the […]

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Castlemaine Woman Dies In Road Accident In Wexford

Castlemaine Woman Dies In Road Accident In Wexford

June 12, 2015 at 6:13 pm Comments are Disabled

  GARDAÍ in Wexford are investigating a fatal road traffic collision in which a Castlemaine woman died in the early hours of Friday morning. The woman has been named as Linda Griffin, who was in her early 30s, from Lassaboy in Castlemaine. The collision occurred at Kellystown, Drinagh on the Wexford to Rosslare […]

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Kerry Four Peaks Challenge To Raise Money For Kerry Hospice Foundation

Kerry Four Peaks Challenge To Raise Money For Kerry Hospice Foundation

June 12, 2015 at 3:03 pm Comments are Disabled

  SEVENTEEN local and non-local adventurers are currently in the middle of training for the arduous  ‘Kerry Four Peaks Challenge’ which will take place on June 26 and June 27. The challenge is being organised by Kevin Maguire from Ballyduff and will help to raise money for the ‘Kerry Hospice Foundation’ with […]

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Irish TV To Broadcast Part Of The Ring Of Kerry Cycle Live

Irish TV To Broadcast Part Of The Ring Of Kerry Cycle Live

June 12, 2015 at 2:56 pm Comments are Disabled

  IRISH TV will be broadcasting part of the ‘Ring of Kerry Charity Cycle’ live when it takes place on Saturday July 4. The station will air the cycle live on their Sky 191 channel from 2pm-4pm on the day. This will be the first time that the charity cycle – which […]

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‘Game Of Thrones’ Star To DJ In Tralee Nightclub

‘Game Of Thrones’ Star To DJ In Tralee Nightclub

June 12, 2015 at 2:40 pm Comments are Disabled

A GAME Of Thrones star is on his way to Quarters Nightclub this July. Northern Irish actor, Kristian Nairn who plays Hodor, the simple 6″ 11″ giant who protects Bran Stark in the mega-hit HBO show, is already well-known in DJ circles and is currently on his worldwide ‘Rave Of […]

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May Figures Show 120% Rise In Patients Waiting On Trolleys At KGH Compared To 2014

May Figures Show 120% Rise In Patients Waiting On Trolleys At KGH Compared To 2014

June 12, 2015 at 12:03 pm Comments are Disabled

  THERE was a 120% increase in patients waiting on trolleys in KGH last month compared to the same period last year, according to the figures released today by the Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation (INMO). The news comes as the Emergency Department at Kerry General Hospital (KGH) has been […]

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Meet The Tralee Chef Feeding The Stars In Los Angeles

Meet The Tralee Chef Feeding The Stars In Los Angeles

June 12, 2015 at 9:53 am Comments are Disabled

A TRALEE chef is enjoying a fantastic career in Los Angeles, which has seen him feed Oscar-winning directors, supermodels, rock gods, rap moguls and NBA stars since he moved Stateside 15 years ago. Gavan Murphy, who grew up in Oakpark, is thriving with his company ‘The Healthy Irishman’ and just this […]

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DON MACMONAGLE www.macmonagle.com

New Sponsor And Judges For Ladies Day At Listowel Races

June 12, 2015 at 9:52 am Comments are Disabled

THERE’S a new sponsor and judges this year for Ladies Day at the Listowel Harvest Racing Festival with over €5,000 in prizes on offer. The day is the most stylish in Kerry’s social calendar with upwards of 30,000 people descending on the Island for the event which takes place on […]

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Kade Jameson gives Grissom a hug with Paul Kerins at the Dog Show in the Town Park on Saturday. Photo by Dermot Crean

Five Things To Do At Féile na mBláth This Weekend

June 12, 2015 at 9:50 am Comments are Disabled

THE ‘Féile Na mBláth @ The Park Family Festival’ is all ready to go this weekend. With events running from 9.30am to 6pm each day, open air entertainment and protective marquees on hand in case the weather decides to take a turn (it won’t!), it’s set to be a great weekend. It’s hard […]

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Free Family Day Planned At Bank This Saturday In Aid Of St Vincent de Paul

Free Family Day Planned At Bank This Saturday In Aid Of St Vincent de Paul

June 11, 2015 at 4:08 pm Comments are Disabled

  TRALEE will welcome the ‘Big Blue Box Challenge’ volunteers this Saturday, as they make their way to town as part of a Wild Atlantic Way fundraiser in aid of St Vincent de Paul. The cyclists, taking part in the Bank of Ireland sponsored event, are set to arrive at the Aqua Dome car […]

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Tralee Centre Organises Seminar On Children Living In Direct Provision

Tralee Centre Organises Seminar On Children Living In Direct Provision

June 11, 2015 at 3:19 pm Comments are Disabled

  TRALEE International Resource Centre (TIRC) are organising a seminar that will focus on children living in Direct Provision (DP). The event, which will take place on Friday, June 19 from 11am-1.30pm in St John’s Pastoral Centre, Ashe St, Tralee, will be entitled ‘Lost Childhoods’. The day will feature speakers from […]

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