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Rachel Wins Thousands For Paddy On RTE’s Winning Streak

Rachel Wins Thousands For Paddy On RTE’s Winning Streak

February 21, 2016 at 10:26 am Comments are Disabled

A TRALEE man is coming back from Dublin with a nice amount of cash after his granddaughter appeared for him on Winning Streak last night. Eighty-nine-year old Paddy Ryan from Garryruth was surrounded by his family in the audience as Rachel Fitzgerald did the hard work on stage with Marty Whelan and […]

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HSE Responds To Hospital Renaming Ceremony Affecting Staff Access To Canteen

HSE Responds To Hospital Renaming Ceremony Affecting Staff Access To Canteen

February 19, 2016 at 8:43 pm 1 comment

  EARLIER we reported that some staff from University Hospital Kerry were unable to enter the canteen during their assigned lunch hour because the ceremony of renaming KGH ran over. TraleeToday.ie encountered a number of staff outside the canteen at 2.40pm waiting to enter with one of them asking what […]

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Minister’s Visit Prevents Some Hospital Staff From A Chance To Eat Lunch

Minister’s Visit Prevents Some Hospital Staff From A Chance To Eat Lunch

February 19, 2016 at 5:20 pm 3 comments

SOME staff at University Hospital Kerry were left without a chance to get their lunch in the canteen today, because Minister for Health, Leo Varadkar’s visit prevented them from entering the facility. Sinn Féin Deputy Martin Ferris said he was contacted by a number of staff members who were annoyed that they were […]

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PHOTOS: Minister For Health Officially Renames KGH As University Hospital Kerry

PHOTOS: Minister For Health Officially Renames KGH As University Hospital Kerry

February 19, 2016 at 5:04 pm Comments are Disabled

MINISTER for Health, Leo Varadkar was in Tralee earlier today to formally rename Kerry General Hospital as University Hospital Kerry. The Minister also officially opened a number of recent service improvements including a new CT scanner, Diabetes Services and the hospital’s UCC Education Centre. And he visited the planned site for the […]

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Kerry County Council To Get €4m For Storm Damaged Roads

Kerry County Council To Get €4m For Storm Damaged Roads

February 19, 2016 at 3:43 pm Comments are Disabled

AN allocation of €4 million will be given to Kerry County Council to urgently address damaged regional and local roads following recent winter storms. The Government funding will be provided immediately to the council to begin the repairs. “I welcome the funding for Kerry roads after a particularly severe winter period which […]

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Kerry GAA Mourns Death Of Former Star DJ Crowley

Kerry GAA Mourns Death Of Former Star DJ Crowley

February 19, 2016 at 3:22 pm Comments are Disabled

THE death has been announced of former Kerry player Den Joe (D.J.) Crowley from Rathmore, who is most famous for scoring an amazing goal in the 1970 All-Ireland final. A tribute to the Rathmore man – who played for Kerry in the late 60s and early 70s – was paid on […]

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Tralee Chamber Alliance Members To Network At March Event

Tralee Chamber Alliance Members To Network At March Event

February 19, 2016 at 2:34 pm Comments are Disabled

THE Tralee Chamber Alliance will host a Business to Business Networking Event between 4-7pm on Wednesday, March 2, at Manor West, Hotel, Tralee. The event is free for Tralee Chamber Alliance members and will be an ideal opportunity for member businesses to meet face to face with a diverse range […]

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At the one year anniversary of the Saoirse Cancer Support Group were, from left, front: Teddy Drumme, Siobhain McSweeney, John Barrett, Tommy Frank O'Connor and Barney Dowling. Dieter Gogsch, Pat Doolin, John Healy, Paul Horan, Patricia Gogsch, Eckhard Gogsch, Sheila O'Connor. Steven Molloy, Caroline Bullman and Liam O'Dowd. Photo by Gavin O'Connor.

Men’s Cancer Support Group Marks Its First Year Lightening The Load

February 19, 2016 at 2:19 pm Comments are Disabled

Gavin O’Connor speaks to Tommy Frank O’Connor about the Saoirse Men’s Group in Recovery Haven and how they are helping each other through their battles against cancer… A CANCER support group for men has celebrated its one year anniversary with an event at the Recovery Haven last night. Through comradeship, honesty […]

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Fire In Apartment Above Citizens Information Centre In Tralee

Fire In Apartment Above Citizens Information Centre In Tralee

February 19, 2016 at 10:28 am Comments are Disabled

A FIRE in an apartment above the Tralee Citizens Information Centre on New Street has caused the temporary closure of the offices there. Just before 7pm last night, gardaí and two units of the fire brigade were attended the blaze in the building just opposite the garda station. The fire was brought under control and no-one was […]

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Martin Ferris.

Ferris Blasts Government’s Health Record As Minister Varadkar Arrives In Town

February 19, 2016 at 9:56 am 1 comment

SINN Féin TD Martin Ferris has blasted Fine Gael’s record on health as Minister Leo Varadkar prepares to visit the newly renamed University Hospital Kerry today. “Fine Gael’s legacy in health is chaos in emergency departments, people waiting on hospital trolleys for days on end, endless waiting lists, and children denied essential treatments,” said Deputy […]

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Katie Taylor. File Photo.

Limited Number Of Tickets For Katie Taylor Fight Go On Sale

February 18, 2016 at 4:37 pm Comments are Disabled

A LIMITED number of tickets for the Katie Taylor fight on Saturday have just gone on sale, but you better hurry and get them! The fight, where the Olympic champion takes on US boxer Queen Underwood, was reported to be a sellout earlier this week, but now there are some […]

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Pictured are Ruth O’Connor, Peter Mark and Peter O’Rourke, CEO Peter Mark presenting a cheque of €60,000 from its annual Petermarkathon to Drew Flood, AWARE and Dominic Layden CEO AWARE. The monies raised will go specifically towards AWARE’s work supporting and educating teenagers about looking after their mental health.

Tralee’s Peter Mark Plays Its Part In Raising €60,000 For AWARE

February 18, 2016 at 3:41 pm Comments are Disabled

WHEN you visit your local Peter Mark salon, you wouldn’t expect to see fancy dress parties, bake sales, and pyjama parties, but that was the case at two Kerry Peter Mark stores as they did their part in the€60,000 raised during the Petermarkathon in aid of Aware Ireland held last […]

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Holy Family pupils wear red for the day for 'Glow Hearts 4 Crumlin'. Photo by Gavin O'Connor.

PHOTOS: Holy Family School Turns Red For ‘Glowhearts’ Group In Aid Of Children’s Hospital

February 18, 2016 at 12:52 pm Comments are Disabled

RED was the colour in Holy Family on Wednesday with the school showing their support for The Glowhearts4Crumlin ‘Wear Red’ campaign taking place this week, which raises funds for Our Lady’s Children’s Hospital in Crumlin. The campaign was started by Kerry mothers who each have a child born with a heart defect. […]

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St Vincent de Paul Tralee Area President, Junior Locke. File Photo.

Election 2016: Bin Charges And Rent Allowance Just Two Of The Issues Facing Tralee’s Poor

February 18, 2016 at 12:40 pm Comments are Disabled

In the lead to Election 2016, we spoke to St Vincent de Paul’s Junior Locke, about the issues facing people struggling with poverty in Tralee… St Vincent de Paul, Tralee Area President, Junior Locke,  feels access to TDs, along with bin charges and rent allowance, are major issues for people facing poverty in town. “The […]

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See Familiar ‘Faces Of Fenit’ At Photo Exhibition In Tralee Library

See Familiar ‘Faces Of Fenit’ At Photo Exhibition In Tralee Library

February 18, 2016 at 12:17 pm 1 comment

THE Tralee Library will host a photo exhibition, titled ‘The Faces of Fenit’, which will go on display from this Saturday, February 20. This is the second opportunity to catch the photographs on display, after Fenit Hall recently held a display of the photos taken by local man, Jim McCarthy […]

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LISTEN: Documentary Shows Cancer ‘Support Bus’ Lives Up To Its Name

LISTEN: Documentary Shows Cancer ‘Support Bus’ Lives Up To Its Name

February 18, 2016 at 11:50 am Comments are Disabled

AN audio documentary has been recorded for the Kerry Cancer Support Group, which highlights the importance the Kerry – Cork Health Link Bus has to those affected by cancer in Kerry. The documentary was recorded by Tom McCarthy, a student on the Kerry ETB Media Techniques Radio Course, and Grainne McPolin, […]

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This Road Sign That Went Viral Was NOT Taken In Kerry

This Road Sign That Went Viral Was NOT Taken In Kerry

February 18, 2016 at 11:25 am Comments are Disabled

YOU may have seen a photo that went viral on social media over the last day or so, showing a road marking gaffe purporting to have occurred in Killorglin, that indicates drivers to ‘turn left’ when an arrow is pointing right. As you can imagine, this photo was greeted with glee by those who […]

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VIDEO: Timelapse Clip Shows How ‘Pixie’ And Friends Made That Beach ‘Election Poster’

VIDEO: Timelapse Clip Shows How ‘Pixie’ And Friends Made That Beach ‘Election Poster’

February 18, 2016 at 10:59 am Comments are Disabled

REMEMBER that sand art ‘election poster’ for Michael ‘Pixie’ O’Gorman which went viral earlier this week. Well the independent candidate on the Right2Change platform has just released a time-lapse video showing how it was done. The event took place on Monday at the beach in Pixie’s hometown of Ballybunion and garnered national […]

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A site we got used tolast year in the summer months. Photo by Dermot Crean.

Tripadvisor Has Named The Top 10 Beaches In Ireland. Here’s The Kerry Ones That Made It…

February 18, 2016 at 10:37 am Comments are Disabled

AS if we didn’t know already, we’re blessed here in Kerry with our beaches, especially close to Tralee. Now Tripadvisor has released the Top 10 beaches in Ireland and Kerry has no less than four entries with one within 15 minutes of town. Our beloved Banna comes in at No.6 while the highest […]

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Award Winning Visual Artist To Host Workshop In Tralee

Award Winning Visual Artist To Host Workshop In Tralee

February 18, 2016 at 10:06 am Comments are Disabled

AWARD winning visual artist, Rory Conway, will host a character design workshop from 11am to 2pm on Saturday, February 20, at Siamsa Tire, Tralee. Rory currently works with Cartoon Saloon, the Oscar nominated studio behind the critically acclaimed ‘Song of the Sea’, and in 2015, his short film ‘Shoot’ won […]

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Ice And Snow Warning Issued For Kerry

Ice And Snow Warning Issued For Kerry

February 17, 2016 at 8:27 pm Comments are Disabled

JUST when the wind dies down and the rain finally abates, here comes the snow and ice. Met Eireann has issued a Status Yellow snow-ice warning for Kerry, Cork, Clare, Limerick, Connacht and Donegal. Continued below… They say it will be cold overnight with scattered snow showers, mostly affecting parts of […]

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HSE

Public Meeting On Recovery From Mental Health Issues To Be Held In Tralee On Thursday

February 17, 2016 at 6:22 pm Comments are Disabled

HSE Mental Health Services in Kerry are inviting interested parties to two public events (one in Tralee and one in Killarney) where guest speaker Michael Ryan from Advancing Recovery Ireland (ARI) will be speaking about Recovery Principles as well as his own experience of recovery from mental ill-health. Representatives from the […]

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TG4

Election 2016: Here Are The Issues Most Important To Kerry Voters

February 17, 2016 at 4:36 pm Comments are Disabled

THE opinion poll carried out in the Kerry constituency by Ipsos/MRBI for TG4, revealed last night, asked the people who they will be voting for come February 26. In addition to which candidates will get their No.1 votes (reported by us earlier here), a sample of Kerry voters was also asked about the […]

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Donal Corcoran

Renua Candidate Says Childcare Costs In Kerry “Like A Second Mortgage” For Families

February 17, 2016 at 3:40 pm Comments are Disabled

THE Renua Ireland candidate for Kerry, Donal Corcoran, has said that the cost and availability of quality childcare in Kerry is one of the biggest issues facing young families in Kerry. The cost of childcare is the equivalent to a second mortgage and in some cases and while there is tax […]

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New Sign Shows KGH Renamed University Hospital Kerry

New Sign Shows KGH Renamed University Hospital Kerry

February 17, 2016 at 3:17 pm 1 comment

A NEW sign has appeared in front of Kerry General Hospital confirming it has been renamed University Hospital Kerry or Ospidéal na hOllscoile, Ciarraí. Minister for Health Leo Varadkar is due to visit the hospital on Friday to officially announce the name change. Before Christmas, Minister Jimmy Deenihan, when turning […]

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Healy Raes Map Out Where Each Of Them Wants Their No.1s…Literally

Healy Raes Map Out Where Each Of Them Wants Their No.1s…Literally

February 17, 2016 at 1:12 pm Comments are Disabled

WHILE vote management has been going on for years in political parties, the Healy Raes are taking it to a fine art…or cartography in this case. They have released a colour-coded map of Kerry which shows precisely which areas they are looking for No.1 and No.2 votes for Michael and Danny. It’s […]

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19/09/2015. Comeraghs Wild Festival 2015. Pictured is Mary Black at Curraghmore Estate. Picture: Patrick Browne

Mary Black To Play In Ballyroe On Election Night

February 17, 2016 at 11:58 am Comments are Disabled

AS the Kerry electorate goes to the polls on Friday, February 26, one of the nation’s favourite singers is preparing for a concert that night at Ballyroe Heights Hotel, Tralee. Following on from her sell-out tour last year, Mary Black and her band are back in Kerry for what promises to be one […]

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Tanaiste Joan Burton and Deputy Arthur Spring meet a junior infants class in Blennerville National School. Photo by Gavin O'Connor.

Election 2016: Tánaiste Pays A Visit To A Wet And Windy Tralee

February 17, 2016 at 11:35 am Comments are Disabled

TÁNAISTE Joan Burton was in town on Tuesday to lend her support to Labour candidate, Deputy Arthur Spring ahead of Friday’s week’s election d-day. To the disappointment of national media assembled, due to persistent, heavy rain, a chance for the Tánaiste to really get out in about in Tralee with Deputy […]

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IT Tralee Students Enjoy Educational Day Out On The Farm

IT Tralee Students Enjoy Educational Day Out On The Farm

February 17, 2016 at 10:10 am Comments are Disabled

STUDENTS from the Culinary Arts programme at the Institute of Technology, Tralee had an educational journey through organic, local and sustainable growing for chefs, seashore seaweed foraging and tasting at Gortbrack Organic Farm in Tralee, last Friday, February 12. Continued below… The educational day was introduced by Ian McGrigor, director […]

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New Poll Reveals Healy Raes Are In Great Position To Get Two Seats

New Poll Reveals Healy Raes Are In Great Position To Get Two Seats

February 16, 2016 at 7:50 pm Comments are Disabled

  A NEW poll, just released, shows the possibility of Michael Healy Rae being joined by his brother Danny in the next Dáil is a very real one. The results of the Ipsos-MRBI poll – conducted last Thursday and Friday just after Danny Healy Rae declared he was running –  for the television […]

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