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At the Dingle Oceanword presentation in Tralee Bay Wetlands were, from left: Daniel McCarthy and Cole Hayes. Photo by Gavin O'Connor.

PHOTOS: Scaly Friends On Show At Tralee Bay Wetlands Event

February 26, 2016 at 12:22 pm Comments are Disabled

THERE were some reptilian friends on show in the Tralee Bay Wetlands on Thursday evening as a special presentation by Dingle Oceanword Aquarist,  Louise Overy. Held in association with the Kerry Branch of the Irish Wildlife Trust, the presentation was about the sea turtle rescues and some of the cetacean strandings that occurred […]

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Tralee Apartment One Of Three Kerry Properties Sold At Allsop Auction

Tralee Apartment One Of Three Kerry Properties Sold At Allsop Auction

February 26, 2016 at 11:26 am Comments are Disabled

JUST three of the six Kerry properties which were to go under the hammer in Dublin yesterday, were sold at the Allsop auction in the RDS. They were an apartment in Tralee, a house in Caherdaniel and a bungalow in Listowel. A cottage in Banna was withdrawn prior to auction, while a bungalow in Moyvane […]

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PHOTOS: Moyderwell Pupils Premiere Their 1916 Rising Movie

PHOTOS: Moyderwell Pupils Premiere Their 1916 Rising Movie

February 26, 2016 at 9:48 am Comments are Disabled

THE pupils from Muinteoir Eoin’s fifth class in Moyderwell Mercy Primary, Tralee had their movie premiere of their short film about the 1916 Rebellion on Wednesday night. Aptly named “They Fought for Freedom”, the film is based on local, national and international historical events circa 1916. A capacity crowd of parents, […]

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Newly Registered Voters Urged To Get To The Polling Booths

February 26, 2016 at 9:47 am Comments are Disabled

TODAY, many Kerry people will take their first steps inside a poll booth and cast their vote for the first time. A total of 809 people in Kerry have been added to the supplementary register in advance of tomorrow’s general election. In response to this, The National Youth Council of […]

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Free Seminar To Help Get People In Debt Back On Track

Free Seminar To Help Get People In Debt Back On Track

February 26, 2016 at 9:47 am Comments are Disabled

NEW Beginning are coming to Tralee to give a free seminar aimed at getting people burdened by debt back on track. New Beginning Advisors is a Debt Management Firm specialising in mortgage and commercial debt resolution. They are a completely independent service that receives no funding from the Banks or Government. The […]

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Lucky 13 For The Brogue In Irish Restaurant Awards

Lucky 13 For The Brogue In Irish Restaurant Awards

February 25, 2016 at 4:25 pm Comments are Disabled

EARLIER we told you that Yummy Café and The Roast House received a large amount of nominations each in  the prestigious Irish Restaurant Awards. Well, Kirby’s Brogue Inn just got notification this morning that they received a whopping 13 nominations. “It means a great deal to myself and Kevin to have been nominated […]

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At the cheque handover for The Santa 5k Fun Run were, from left: Mags Quilinahan, Aoife Moynihan,  Deirdre Moore, Martin Moore, Killian Moore and Margaret Rogers. Photo by Gavin O'Connor.

Santa Fun Run Raises Fantastic Amount For Children’s Charity

February 25, 2016 at 4:03 pm Comments are Disabled

ORGANISERS of the ‘5k Santa Fun Run’ have handed over a cheque of  €8,805 to Heart Children Ireland. The Tralee ‘5k Santa Fun Run’ took place on December 13 last and raised much needed funds in memory of Fiona Moore, who sadly passed away in May 2013 while waiting for a double lung transplant. […]

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Anam Cara To Host Bereavement Information Evening In Tralee

Anam Cara To Host Bereavement Information Evening In Tralee

February 25, 2016 at 2:42 pm Comments are Disabled

ANAM Cara, the national organisation that support bereaved parents and families, are hosting a ‘Bereavement Information Evening’ from 19:30-21:30 on Tuesday, March 8, at the Meadowlands Hotel, Tralee. This event gives parents an opportunity to hear an experienced bereavement professional talk about the many challenges families may face after the […]

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VIDEO: Drone Footage Beautifully Captures Fenit In All Its Spring Glory

VIDEO: Drone Footage Beautifully Captures Fenit In All Its Spring Glory

February 25, 2016 at 1:31 pm Comments are Disabled

THE people at ‘The Irish Drone’ hit a few nice spring days recently around Tralee Bay and the results are fairly beautiful. They uploaded aerial footage of Blennerville last week and this time it’s Fenit’s turn to star in the rare, stunning sunshine. They’re promising similar beautiful scenes in the Maharees in the coming weeks so subscribe […]

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Fenit Pier Included In €4.5m Capital Works Funding

Fenit Pier Included In €4.5m Capital Works Funding

February 25, 2016 at 1:01 pm Comments are Disabled

FENIT PIER has been allocated €112,500 in state funding as part of €4.5 million boost for local authority harbours and piers. Money allocated will go towards  dredging works at the pier to improve access for fishing boats. Other harbours and piers to benefit in Kerry were – Ballinskelligs Pier (€112,500), Renard […]

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Local Restaurants’ Delight At Nominations For Prestigious Awards

Local Restaurants’ Delight At Nominations For Prestigious Awards

February 25, 2016 at 12:11 pm Comments are Disabled

TWO Tralee businesses are celebrating several nominations each in the prestigious Irish Restaurant Awards. Yummy Cafe on Dominick Street and The Roast House on Denny Street both took to social media in the past couple of days after they received the letters of notification that they are up for the awards. The […]

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Kerry County Council Launches Its Five Year Arts Strategy

Kerry County Council Launches Its Five Year Arts Strategy

February 24, 2016 at 4:51 pm Comments are Disabled

KERRY County Council recently launched its 5-year Arts Strategy. The launch, which took place on February 23, at the Tralee Library, was attended by over 70 people including a wide range of Kerry-based arts practitioners. Among those in attendance were visual artists, writers, film makers, dancers and theatre practitioners while the […]

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Launching the Na Gaeil Bingo for Seachtain na Gaeilge were, from left: Niamh Burke, Helen O'Brien, Mary Ellen O'Connor, Linda O'Brien, Sorcha Ui Shuilleabhain, Maeve Moran, Jossie Dalton and Cait Ui Luannaigh. Photo by Gavin O'Connor.

Na Gaeil To Host Bilingual Bingo For Seachtain na Gaeilge

February 24, 2016 at 2:54 pm Comments are Disabled

NA GAEIL Bingo and Gaelcholáiste Chiarraí will join forces for a bilingual night of bingo during Seachtain Na Gaeilge as a fundraiser for the school. On Friday, March 4 beginning at 7:30pm at the clubhouse in Killeen, Na Gaeil Bingo will break from the norm for Seachtain Na Gaeilge, by calling out […]

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l-r: Announcing deMoira Murrell, Chief Executive, Joan McCarthy, Head of Tourism Development, 
Abbey Cummings, Tourism Unit and John Griffin, County Tourism Officer.

Astronomy Course For Budding Stargazers This Weekend

February 24, 2016 at 2:24 pm Comments are Disabled

IF you happen to be in the South Kerry area this weekend and looking for something to do, there will be an astronomy course for buddying star gazing guides held in the The Royal Hotel, Valentia, which commences at 6pm on Friday and continues until lunchtime on Sunday. South Kerry is one […]

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At the launch of 'Faces of Fenit' launch in the Kerry County Library were, from left: Liam, Billy and Jane Doyle. Photo by Gavin O'Connor.

PHOTOS: ‘Faces Of Fenit’ Officially Opened At Tralee Library

February 24, 2016 at 12:54 pm 1 comment

THE ‘The Faces of Fenit’ exhibition was officially opened by County Librarian, Tommy O’Connor at Tralee Library on Tuesday evening and is a must for anyone with an interest in the locality. This is the second opportunity to catch the photographs on display, after Fenit Hall recently held a display of […]

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Danny Healy Rae’s Odds Shorten Dramatically With The Bookies

Danny Healy Rae’s Odds Shorten Dramatically With The Bookies

February 24, 2016 at 12:04 pm Comments are Disabled

THE latest betting on the Kerry constituency has seen Danny Healy Rae move from 8/1 to 1/8 to win a seat after Friday’s General Election. His brother Michael is a dead cert according to the bookies at 1/80 as voters prepare to go to the polls. Paddy Power’s odds also […]

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Elisha Buckley (centre) with her National Winning Art Piece with Irish League of Credit Unions President Brian McCrory, Marty Whelan, Suzanne Ennis Tralee Credit Union, Mum Carol, Father Leonard, sister Meabh, brother Leonard and John O’Regan Chapter 23.

Tralee Credit Union Celebrates Two Winners In National Art Competition

February 23, 2016 at 4:21 pm Comments are Disabled

TRALEE Credit Union had two National Winners in the Irish League of Credit Unions Art Competition at its Awards and Exhibition, which took place in Croke Park, Dublin, recently. Enable Ireland Adult Services, Tralee, came 1st in the Group category and Elisha Buckley, a Leaving Certificate student from Mercy Mounthawk […]

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Kerry Doesn’t Fare Well In The Amount Of Disposable Income Per Person In 2014

Kerry Doesn’t Fare Well In The Amount Of Disposable Income Per Person In 2014

February 23, 2016 at 4:10 pm Comments are Disabled

THE latest figures from the Central Statistics Office have revealed that Kerry are in the bottom five counties when it comes to disposable income per person. Kerry had €17,154 in disposable income per person in 2014 with only Donegal, Monaghan, Offaly and Roscommon coming below them. However, the Kerry number was up on 2013’s […]

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Tralee Wetlands To Host Sea Turtles And Reptiles Presentation

Tralee Wetlands To Host Sea Turtles And Reptiles Presentation

February 23, 2016 at 3:23 pm Comments are Disabled

TRALEE Bay Wetlands Centre will host a presentation by Dingle Oceanword Aquarist, Louise Overy, in association with the Kerry Branch of the Irish Wildlife Trust, which will take place this Thursday, February 25, at 7:30pm. The presentation will be about the sea turtle rescues and some of the cetacean strandings that […]

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PHOTOS: CBS Pupils Show They’re ‘Super Troopers’ With Activity Programme

PHOTOS: CBS Pupils Show They’re ‘Super Troopers’ With Activity Programme

February 23, 2016 at 12:49 pm Comments are Disabled

THE pupils of CBS Primary have become ‘Super Troopers’ with a new programme promoting daily activity The Laya Healthcare “Super Troopers” programme comprises daily activities which take 10-15 minutes to complete, and can be done as a family, a small group or as a class. Each child in the school has […]

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CBS The Green Transition Year students are raising awareness of the dangers of dog dirt. Front, Shane Kelliher and Chris Lowe and far right Time Bramble members, Joan O'Regan and Gillian Wharton Slattery. Photo by Gavin O'Connor.

CBS The Green TY Class Are Clamping Down On Dog Dirt Hot Spots

February 23, 2016 at 11:16 am 1 comment

CBS THE GREEN transition year students and Team Bramble have teamed up to try and solve the problem of dog waste around town. Armed with leaflets, flyers and posters, The Green lads are getting out and about spreading the word about about the dangers of dog dirt which, along with […]

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Famous Faces Lend Their Support To ‘Darkness Into Light Tralee’ Event

Famous Faces Lend Their Support To ‘Darkness Into Light Tralee’ Event

February 23, 2016 at 11:06 am Comments are Disabled

  THE forthcoming Darkness Into Light Tralee event is certainly getting some high-profile coverage thanks to its main organiser, Colin ‘Poshey’ Aherne. Past and present Rose of Tralees, an Olympic champion and a top Irish rock artist have lent their support to the great event which takes place on May […]

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Hear Voices From 1916 Rising At Tralee Library

Hear Voices From 1916 Rising At Tralee Library

February 22, 2016 at 7:54 pm Comments are Disabled

TRALEE Library will host a fascinating afternoon for anyone with an interest in Irish history tomorrow. Starting from noon, there’s a chance to hear recordings of those who took part in the 1916 Rising. The event is part of the 1916 to 2016 and Beyond project which also features performances of […]

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At the Kerry Enterprise Month Awards were the finalists, in front from left: Eileen and Thomas Ashe (Annascaul), Mary and Fionan Murphy, Gerry Maloney (Enterprise Ireland), Sean Rush (Sean Rush Dental), Jessica Clinton and Michael Lenihan (Ballyhar Foods) and Tomas Hayes (Kerry Local Enterprise Office). Photo by Gavin O'Connor.

Enterprise Month Launched With Business Awards

February 22, 2016 at 4:19 pm Comments are Disabled

TO coincide with the launch of Enterprise Month, the final of the Kerry County Council Local Enterprise Awards was held in Manor West Hotel on Monday afternoon. Now in its third year, Enterprise Month’s objective is to shine a spotlight on just some of the enterprise activities on offer all year […]

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Gardaí Investigate Burglaries And Thefts In North Kerry Area

Gardaí Investigate Burglaries And Thefts In North Kerry Area

February 22, 2016 at 2:48 pm Comments are Disabled

GARDAÍ are looking for the public’s help in relation to burglaries and thefts in the north Kerry area. There were burglaries in Ballybunion and Knocknagoshel and a theft of alloyed wheels in Duagh. A house on Church Road in Ballybunion, was broken into between Thursday, February 18 and Saturday, February 20. It […]

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Tralee Woman Wins Almost €20,000 From A Five Bet Accumulator

Tralee Woman Wins Almost €20,000 From A Five Bet Accumulator

February 22, 2016 at 1:03 pm Comments are Disabled

A TRALEE woman has won €19,646.55 after putting down a mere €7 on a five-bet accumulator over the weekend. The happy punter stayed true to her roots and had a local theme going through her bet selections, with one of the seven winners trained by a woman named Kerry and another by […]

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McDonald’s Tralee Are Giving Out Free Breakfasts This Friday

McDonald’s Tralee Are Giving Out Free Breakfasts This Friday

February 22, 2016 at 12:36 pm 1 comment

  YOU can expect traffic to be busier than normal in the Manor area on Friday as McDonalds are hosting their annual ‘Free Breakfast’ event. The Tralee Branch of the fast food chain will be again among the 89 branches that will host the ‘Free Breakfast Friday’, which takes place on February 26. Continued […]

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Bryan O'Sullivan of Tralee Boxing Club and Danny Brosnan of Sliabh Luachra Boxing Club in action during their bout. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Crowds Enjoy Great Fight Action At Katie Taylor Boxing Event

February 21, 2016 at 1:41 pm 1 comment

IT was a sellout event at the Brandon Hotel on Saturday for the Lee Strand Milk Protein+ Katie Taylor v Queen Underwood event and there was no shortage of entertainment throughout the night. Great credit must go to the sponsors and Tralee Boxing Club for running such a well organised event enjoyed […]

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Workers from An Post presented a cheque for €2,500 to the Kerry Hospice for the Palliative Care Unit at University Hospital Kerry. Pictured is Ted Moynihan accepting the cheque from Mike O'Callaghan from AN Post at Stoker's Lodge on Friday night. Photo by Dermot Crean

An Post Workers Raise €2,500 For Palliative Care Unit In Memory Of Late Colleague

February 21, 2016 at 11:55 am Comments are Disabled

A GREAT effort by the workers in An Post in memory of a late colleague raised €2,500 for the new palliative care unit at University Hospital Kerry. The workers took to the town centre to sing Christmas carols with local musicians and  they entertained shoppers. Mike O’Callaghan said they were […]

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PHOTOS: Hundreds Pack The Brandon To See Katie Taylor Beat American Rival

PHOTOS: Hundreds Pack The Brandon To See Katie Taylor Beat American Rival

February 21, 2016 at 11:55 am Comments are Disabled

IT was a full house in the Brandon Hotel Conference Centre last night for the Lee Strand Protein+ Milk Katie Taylor v Queen Underwood bout. The Olympic champion recorded her 61st consecutive win in the ring by beating the American on points and there was a fantastic atmosphere throughout the evening generated by the 800 […]

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