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Maurice Enright of the Sera Husky Animal Rescue with Luke Bishop and  'Hatchi' the husky, at the table quiz in aid of Sera Husky Animal Rescue in Roundy's Bar on Thursday night. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Great Turnout For Sera Husky Charity Table Quiz

October 30, 2015 at 11:56 am Comments are Disabled

ROUNDY’S Bar was the venue last night for a special fundraiser for the Sera Husky Animal Rescue Charity. The promotion of the event got off to a bad start earlier this month, when some youngsters stole raffle cards from their shop on Rock Street and tried selling lines down in the […]

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A Hard Rain’s Gonna Fall Today…But It Won’t Last!

A Hard Rain’s Gonna Fall Today…But It Won’t Last!

October 30, 2015 at 10:11 am Comments are Disabled

WELL there’s good news and bad news regarding the weather this weekend. First the bad… A Yellow Status Rainfall Warning is currently in effect for Kerry, Galway, Mayo, and Clare for all day on Friday. We’ll see heavy rain in west and southwest coastal counties, with a risk of thundery downpours, mainly near […]

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Five Things To Do This Halloween Weekend

Five Things To Do This Halloween Weekend

October 30, 2015 at 9:59 am Comments are Disabled

Well lo and behold, it’s the weekend again. It’s set to be a great one too with Halloween upon us, so there’s bound to be loads to get up to. Here’s a few suggestions… Friday 1. Watch some great live music The annual Celebration of Christie Hennessy takes place this […]

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Oakpark Woman Added To Fine Gael Ticket To Contest General Election

October 29, 2015 at 2:56 pm Comments are Disabled

AN Oakpark woman and former Tralee Town Councillor has been added to the Fine Gael ticket for the next general election. Grace O’Donnell from Oakview, will be the third Fine Gael candidate in Kerry alongside, Minister Jimmy Deenihan and Deputy Brendan Griffin. Her nomination was approved this week after her name […]

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Petrol Prices Fall Again But Where Is The Cheapest?

Petrol Prices Fall Again But Where Is The Cheapest?

October 29, 2015 at 12:44 pm Comments are Disabled

THE price of petrol has fallen again this month, but the sharp fall in prices since the Summer has cooled off a bit. Last month the cheapest price was €1.29.8 now  it’s  €1.27.8 in the town’s Applegreen stations in Manor Village and Fairies Cross. Just behind and only around the corner from […]

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From left Teresa Higgins Walker, Lee Strand. Margaret Brick Connect Kerry, Caroline McEnery HR Suite, Mark Sullivan Ballyroe Heights, Dr Mary McCaffrey

Mark To Leave Ballyroe For Fels Point Job

October 29, 2015 at 10:11 am Comments are Disabled

A FAMILIAR face at the Ballyroe Heights Hotel will be leaving next month to manage the Fels Point Hotel. Mark Sullivan, who has been general manager at Ballyroe for 14 years, will take up the position as manager as the Fels Point Hotel prepares for a major revamp and rebrand in […]

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There’s Something Special Planned In The Square For Christmas

There’s Something Special Planned In The Square For Christmas

October 28, 2015 at 2:50 pm Comments are Disabled

YES, yes, we know Halloween isn’t over yet, but Christmas is only eight weeks away and people are already getting ready for it. The Tralee Chamber Alliance realises this and put up a Facebook post earlier today that they plan on putting on a Christmas market from Thursday, December 17 to Wednesday, […]

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Do You Know Someone Who Deserves A Garda Youth Achievement Award?

October 28, 2015 at 2:05 pm Comments are Disabled

THE call has gone out for nominations for the Lee Strand/Kerry Garda Youth Achievement Awards 2015. The awards scheme which first commenced in 1998 is designed to acknowledge the volunteering endeavours of young people from Kerry between the ages of 14 years and 19 years. Speaking at the launch at […]

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Mothercare in, Manor West Retail Park. File Photo.

Tralee Mothercare Store Jobs Safe As Company Exits Examinership

October 28, 2015 at 12:22 pm Comments are Disabled

MOTHERCARE Ireland has exited the interim examinership process and the Tralee store is safe from closure. There are 10 staff employed at in the Manor Retail Park, Kerry’s only Mothercare outlet. While three out of 18 stores nationwide will close, the Tralee store will continue to trade. Over 250 jobs in all will be secured after the […]

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The sea level as it was yesterday evening at the canal had spilled over the edge at some points. Photo by Gavin O'Connor.

PHOTOS: High Tide Brings Sea Level To The Edge And A Visitor To The Canal

October 28, 2015 at 10:49 am Comments are Disabled

THE high tide yesterday evening caused sea levels at the entrance of the canal to rise right to the edge and over the lock gates. It was all because of the supermoon phenomenon which occurs when the moon is closest to the Earth, meaning the moon appears much brighter and larger than usual. […]

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Participants involved in the 5k walk for 'Paint it Pink' breast cancer awareness week. Photo by Gavin O'Connor.

Walkers ‘Paint It Pink’ Through The Town At The Weekend

October 28, 2015 at 10:10 am Comments are Disabled

A 5K CHARITY walk for the ‘Paint it Pink’ breast cancer awareness initiative took off from The Greyhound Bar on Sunday. “We did it because myself and participants involved know people who have cancer and we thought it would be a good cause,” said one of the organisers David Walsh. So far […]

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Ardfert Camera Club To Hold Exhibition In Tralee Library

Ardfert Camera Club To Hold Exhibition In Tralee Library

October 28, 2015 at 10:08 am Comments are Disabled

ARDFERT Camera Club are holding their 5th Annual Photographic Exhibition at Kerry County Library, Moyderwell, Tralee on Tuesday evening November 3 at 7pm sharp which will be opened by Mayor of Tralee Thomas McEllistrim. The camera club has around 30 members of varying standard and has been in existence for nearly […]

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Pakman Awards 2015.
Dillon Waste winners of the Waste Collection Operator of the Year (Small) Award, Sponsored by IWMA .
Pictured from Left to Right: Minister for the Environment, Alan Kelly, Gary Dillon of Dillon Waste, Brian Dillon of Dillon Waste, Garret Dillon of Dillion Waste and Kieran Mullins of the IWMA celebrating at the inaugural Pakman Awards by Repak. Dillon Waste were the winners of the Waste Collection Operator of the Year (Small) Award, Sponsored by IWMA . The Pakman Awards seek to recognise complete excellence in the environmental approach taken by business, organisation or a community in all aspects of their operations.
Photo Chris Bellew / Fennell Photography 2015

Tralee Waste Company Wins National Award

October 27, 2015 at 4:03 pm 1 comment

TRALEE company, Dillon Waste, scooped a national award at a ceremony in Dublin last week. The Kerries based business won the top award in the ‘Waste Collection Operator of the Year Award’  for Small to Medium Business category in The Pakman Awards run by Repak. The Repak Excellence in Waste Management and […]

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The three generations post haircut, Rachel, Kelly and Bernie Hayes. Photo by Gavin O'Connor.

PHOTOS: Mother And Daughter Lose Their Locks For Charity Campaign

October 27, 2015 at 3:03 pm Comments are Disabled

A MOTHER and daughter team cut a combined total of 27 inches off their hair for the Rapunzel Foundation’s Ponytail campaign. On Tuesday morning, mother Rachel and daughter Kelly Hayes, under the watchful eye of grandmother, Bernie, cut their hair at the Style Council salon on Ashe Street. Kelly, who […]

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Crafty Idea To Pool Resources In New Courthouse Lane Shop

Crafty Idea To Pool Resources In New Courthouse Lane Shop

October 27, 2015 at 11:26 am Comments are Disabled

LOCAL arts and crafts people in Kerry have got together and opened a new shop to sell their goods in Tralee. ‘Atlantic Creations’ has been open nearly two months in Courthouse Lane, but had their official launch on Saturday with Kerry footballer Kieran Donaghy lending a hand by showing up […]

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Rescue Helicopter Called To Blennerville For Search Later Deemed A False Alarm

Rescue Helicopter Called To Blennerville For Search Later Deemed A False Alarm

October 27, 2015 at 10:36 am Comments are Disabled

YESTERDAY evening, the Shannon Rescue Helicopter was called to Blennerville for what eventually turned out to be a false alarm. A search was carried out on the marshland which was flooded just opposite Kearney’s Road near the old Tralee to Blennerville to Tralee train tracks. Someone alerted the Velentia Coastguard that […]

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Kerry Cancer Support Group Receives Boost From Out West

Kerry Cancer Support Group Receives Boost From Out West

October 27, 2015 at 9:56 am Comments are Disabled

The Kerry Cancer Support Group – Kerry Cork Health Link Bus received a very welcome donation of over €10,000 on Monday last from proprietors of Siopa Ceoil an Daingin, Michael and Dara Herlihy and Caitriona Nolan who had organised a fundraiser in August at the shop to benefit the charity. […]

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Did You Meet This Woman In The Abbey Inn Last Week?…

Did You Meet This Woman In The Abbey Inn Last Week?…

October 26, 2015 at 12:28 pm Comments are Disabled

WE’VE been contacted by a German lady to see if we can find her a man. Not just any man though! Gloria Meier from Berlin was in Tralee last week and met a guy in The Abbey Inn. He made a big impression on her and she wants to make […]

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Shane Cully, Kildare (Wildlife Biology), Sinead Clifford, Milltown (Wildlife Biology), Holly Clarke, Kildare (Wildlife Biology), Jane Walsh, Fenit, (Wildlife Biology) at the IT Tralee graduation ceremony at the Brandon Hotel on Friday. Photo by Gavin O'Connor.

PHOTOS: Last Of Our Coverage Of IT Tralee Graduates At The Brandon

October 26, 2015 at 11:56 am Comments are Disabled

WE’VE been bringing you the photos from the IT Tralee graduation ceremonies which took place over Thursday and Friday. If you missed our previous coverage, you can click here, here and here. Meanwhile here’s the last of   our photos of the hard-working students who received their qualifications. Scroll down […]

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The first and second class girls having fun at Blennerville NS on Friday. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Witches And Ghouls Take Over Blennerville School

October 26, 2015 at 11:32 am Comments are Disabled

FRIDAY was a fun day at Blennerville NS with pupils (and many teachers) really getting into the spirit of Halloween. Fancy dress was the order of the day, as pupils donned all sort of costumes and enjoyed traditional Halloween games like apple-bobbing, before breaking up for the mid-term break. Everyone had great […]

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Kerry Company In Sustainable Energy Awards Final

Kerry Company In Sustainable Energy Awards Final

October 25, 2015 at 11:55 am Comments are Disabled

A KERRY company has reached the national final of the prestigious 2015 Sustainable Energy Awards. Killorglin-based company Astellas Ireland has been selected as a finalist of the awards, now in its 12th year. The Awards encourage and reward excellence in energy management and are organised by the Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland […]

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Neila Cronin, Rathmore, Rachel Maher, Limerick and Niamh Brophy, Laois, who qualified in Early Childhood Care and Education at the IT Tralee graduation ceremony at the Brandon Hotel on Friday. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: More From The IT Tralee Students’ Graduation Ceremony

October 25, 2015 at 11:50 am Comments are Disabled

FOR the past couple of days, we’ve been bringing you photos from the ITT graduation days at the Brandon Hotel (click here and here for previous coverage). Over 950 students from all over Ireland and beyond received their qualifications on Thursday and Friday, before heading off to celebrate with family […]

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Roger Harty: An Open Letter To Gareth O’Callaghan

Roger Harty: An Open Letter To Gareth O’Callaghan

October 25, 2015 at 11:25 am 2 comments

  Roger Harty responds to Gareth O’Callaghan’s controversial view on suicide expressed in a Facebook post last week (click here to read O’Callaghan’s post)… Dear Gareth, I call you Gareth as I feel as if I know you, even though I have never met you. Ten years ago I was […]

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Woman Dies In West Kerry House Fire

Woman Dies In West Kerry House Fire

October 25, 2015 at 11:05 am Comments are Disabled

A WOMAN aged in her 8os has died in a fire at her home in west Kerry. The alarm was raised around 9pm last night when a fire was reported at a house near Ballyferriter. Two units of the Dingle Fire Brigade arrived at the scene and two units of the Tralee […]

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PHOTOS: Tomás Ó Sé Is Having A Busy Weekend As He Signs Book In Easons

PHOTOS: Tomás Ó Sé Is Having A Busy Weekend As He Signs Book In Easons

October 25, 2015 at 10:48 am Comments are Disabled

WELL Tomás Ó Sé is having a busy weekend. The five-time All-Ireland medal winner was over in the Kerry GAA store in Killarney at 11am on Saturday morning, where he signed hundreds of copies of his autobiography, ‘The White Heat’. Fans queued patiently for the former Gaeltacht player, whose book has been […]

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At the Paint It Pink morning in Shanakill Resource Centre were, from left: Angela Deregibus, Joan Brosnan, Patsy O'Connell, Treasa Walsh, Mary Young, Junior Locke, Mary Young, Sinead Donnelly and Anne Conway. Photo by Gavin O'Connor.

Shanakill Women ‘Paint It Pink’ To Raise Breast Cancer Awareness

October 24, 2015 at 10:14 am Comments are Disabled

SHANAKILL Resource Centre was draped in pink last Tuesday for a coffee morning to highlight awareness of breast cancer. ‘Paint it Pink’ is the Irish Cancer Society’s Breast Cancer Campaign encouraging people across Ireland to hold their own pink fundraiser in their community or at work to do something pink to […]

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Bridget O'Carroll, Ballybunion, Mary Kennelly, Lisselton and Rebecca Doyle, Killorglin, all qualified in Early Childhood Care and Education, at the IT Tralee graduation ceremony at the Brandon Hotel on Friday. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Students’ Hard Work Pays Off At ITT Graduations

October 24, 2015 at 10:13 am Comments are Disabled

IT was a busy two days down at the Brandon Hotel as hundreds of IT Tralee students got their reward for years of hard work. Hailing from all over the county, country and beyond, 950 men and women received their qualifications in the presence of family at the annual graduation […]

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PHOTOS: Spooky Goings-On In CBS And Fenit Schools

PHOTOS: Spooky Goings-On In CBS And Fenit Schools

October 24, 2015 at 10:13 am Comments are Disabled

THERE was a great atmosphere in Tralee schools on Friday as pupils (and teachers no doubt!) looked forward to a well-earned mid term break. Of course, with it being Halloween next Saturday, children in the primary schools donned all sorts of costumes creating an army of witches and zombies across town. CBS […]

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The legacy of inspirational Kerry teenager Donal Walsh is set to live on as his mother Elma today (Oct 23) opened two special counselling rooms for young people in Donal's home town of Tralee. The Donal Walsh Rooms in national suicide and bereavement charity Console’s Tralee centre, include favourite inspirational quotes from the Kerry teenager's den. Pictured at today's opening ceremony were one of Donal's best friends Cormac Coffey,Minister for Arts and Tourism Jimmy Deenihen, Donal's Mother Elma Walsh and Console CEO and founder Paul Kelly. Photo by Sally MacMonagle

PHOTOS: New Donal Walsh Rooms Opened At Console

October 23, 2015 at 3:25 pm Comments are Disabled

  TWO new counselling rooms in memory of the anti-suicide campaigner, Donal Walsh, were opened at the Console building at Balloonagh on Friday. Minister Jimmy Deenihan watched Donal’s mother, Elma, cut the ribbon on the rooms which will be aimed at counselling young people. The Donal Walsh Rooms in the national suicide […]

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Kay Kirby being presented with a brand new Toyota Yaris by Christine Fitzgearld of Tralee Credit Union. Photo by Gavin O'Connor.

Presentation Teacher Lands A New Motor In Credit Union Draw

October 23, 2015 at 10:05 am Comments are Disabled

A PRESENTATION Secondary School Tralee teacher is the latest person to drive off with a brand new car courtesy of the Tralee Credit Union members car draw. There were plenty of smiles outside Tralee Credit Union, as draw winner, Kay Kirby from Ardfert, was joined by family members and ex-pupils […]

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