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Jackie Willes, Maire Hennessy and Josie Scanlon at the start of the Jamie Wrenn Walk on Saturday morning. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Sun Shines On The Jamie Wrenn Walkers

July 26, 2015 at 1:28 pm Comments are Disabled

JUST under 100 people took to the roads on Saturday morning for the annual Jamie Wrenn Walk for the Kerry Hospice. The walk sets off in the sunshine at 10am from the Aquadome and along the way, the walkers stopped off for refreshments at O’Sheas in Curraheen, then The Junction Bar, Camp and finally at the […]

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Tralee Makes Top 15 For Best Tourism Town Awards

July 26, 2015 at 11:16 am Comments are Disabled

TRALEE is in the mix for a prestigious national award so we have to be on our toes for the next few weeks! Minister of State for Tourism and Sport, Michael Ring TD announced today that Fáilte Ireland is publishing its shortlist of 15 towns and villages from across the country being considered for […]

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Man Dies In Road Accident In South Kerry

Man Dies In Road Accident In South Kerry

July 26, 2015 at 10:47 am Comments are Disabled

GARDAÍ are investigating a fatal road traffic collision, which occurred at approximately 7pm on Saturday at Gortatlea, Mastergeehy, in south Kerry. A passenger on an agricultural tractor was fatally injured when he fell from the vehicle. The 57 year old man was pronounced dead at the scene. The body of […]

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Dead Cat Painted Over On Road Near Ballyheigue

Dead Cat Painted Over On Road Near Ballyheigue

July 25, 2015 at 3:45 pm Comments are Disabled

  THERE is consternation on social media today at a photo of a dead cat which has been painted over by a truck line-painting  the roads. Animal Help Net Kerry uploaded the photo, taken in the Ballyheigue area, to their Facebook page this morning and it has been met with outrage online. “When […]

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Suzanne Ennis, from Tralee Credit Union hands over the keys of a brand new Toyota Aurus, to Catherine Moriarty, winner of the Credit Union Members Draw. Photo by Gavin O'Connor.

Oakpark Lady Is Latest Winner Of Tralee Credit Union Car Draw

July 25, 2015 at 8:28 am Comments are Disabled

AN Oakpark lady 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 Catherine Moriarty, was joined by family members to pick up the keys to a […]

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Fantastic Family Day Out In Blennerville This Sunday

Fantastic Family Day Out In Blennerville This Sunday

July 25, 2015 at 8:26 am Comments are Disabled

  THE Kerry Pony Society is getting all set to hold its annual show when families gather for a whole host of activities in Blennerville this Sunday, July 26. The day will be officially launched at 1.30pm on Sunday by the Mayor of Kerry, Cllr Pat McCarthy, but the action gets underway much […]

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A Chinese Cultural Festival Will Take Place In Tralee This Weekend

A Chinese Cultural Festival Will Take Place In Tralee This Weekend

July 24, 2015 at 3:01 pm Comments are Disabled

  THE people of Tralee will  get the chance to sample a taste of the Chinese way of life this weekend as the Chinese Cultural Festival gets underway this Saturday July 25. The festival will be officially launched by the Vice Governor of the Zhejiang Province on Saturday,  who will […]

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Flowers in Manor looking nice. Photo by Gavin O'Connor.

PHOTOS: Volunteers Call For One Final Tidy Towns Push Before Arrival Of Judges

July 24, 2015 at 11:29 am Comments are Disabled

MEMBERS of the public are being called upon to make one last push to help keep the town as tidy as possible over the next few weeks, with the arrival of the Tidy Towns Judges imminent. The hardworking volunteers are hoping that with this call to action, they will stand […]

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VIDEO: Do You Know The Words To ‘The Rose Of Tralee’?

VIDEO: Do You Know The Words To ‘The Rose Of Tralee’?

July 24, 2015 at 10:47 am Comments are Disabled

THE Rose of Tralee International Festival team have been busy testing members of the public on their knowledge of the famous festival. This time, they’ve uploaded another video to YouTube, where they’ve asked the people of the town  if they know the words of the famous ‘Rose of Tralee’ song. While a struggle […]

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VIDEO: Stunning New Footage From Tralee Photographer Shows Beautiful Kerry

VIDEO: Stunning New Footage From Tralee Photographer Shows Beautiful Kerry

July 24, 2015 at 10:38 am Comments are Disabled

IT’S been a while since we found any new aerial footage of our beautiful county to show you, but Brian Carlin of ‘Brian Carlin Photography & Video’ uploaded his fantastic new video this week. The Tralee photographer is definitely no stranger to producing footage of this high quality, having worked with some […]

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Is The Star Wars Crew Returning To Skellig Michael?

Is The Star Wars Crew Returning To Skellig Michael?

July 24, 2015 at 9:46 am Comments are Disabled

COULD the force be back on Skellig Michael? The Irish Examiner are reporting this morning that speculation has increased that the Star Wars film crew will be coming back to the site because there are no regular sailings planned to the Unesco World Heritage site for the week beginning September 14. Continued […]

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€3.2m Allocation To Build 19 Social Housing Units In Mitchels Area

€3.2m Allocation To Build 19 Social Housing Units In Mitchels Area

July 23, 2015 at 3:57 pm Comments are Disabled

€3.2 million has been allocated Clúid to build 19 social houses in the Mitchels/Boherbee area in Tralee. In total €3.9 million has been allocated by the Department of Environment, Community and Local Government to Cluid and St. John of God Housing Association. €218k and €512k has been allocated to Clúid […]

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VIDEO: How Many Rose Of Tralee Presenters Can You Name?

VIDEO: How Many Rose Of Tralee Presenters Can You Name?

July 23, 2015 at 2:01 pm Comments are Disabled

SO how many can you name? The Rose of Tralee International Festival team were out and about on the streets of Tralee asking the public if they can name all 12 presenters of the Rose selection show over the years. They were able to get seven, as you can see in the […]

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'The Big Blue Box Challenge' when it stopped off in Ballybunion. Photo Bank of Ireland Facebook.

Charity Drive Raises Over €15,000 For St Vincent De Paul In Kerry

July 23, 2015 at 12:08 pm Comments are Disabled

TRALEE was one of seven towns and villages across Kerry that raised over €15,000 for St Vincent de Paul, as part of ‘The Big Blue Box Challenge’ initiative ran by Bank of Ireland in June. In Kerry €7,534.90 was raised by the initiative, Bank of Ireland then matched every euro […]

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FEATURE: Benners Courtyard Is A Hidden Gem For Any Occasion

FEATURE: Benners Courtyard Is A Hidden Gem For Any Occasion

July 23, 2015 at 12:02 pm Comments are Disabled

WHEN Benners Hotel reopened its doors a few months ago it brought a breath of fresh air to the Castle Street area of town. The cafe and gastropub are serving up some excellent fare with friendly service, but some of you may not know that the Courtyard Bar to the rear of […]

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TraleeToday.ie Writer To Have Poem Featured In National Mental Health Magazine

TraleeToday.ie Writer To Have Poem Featured In National Mental Health Magazine

July 23, 2015 at 11:55 am Comments are Disabled

A TRALEETODAY.IE writer will have his work featured in a national magazine next month in an issue of HeadSpace Magazine. The magazine is centred around the theme of promoting positive mental health and is distributed to mental health centres and psychiatric centres around the country. Fergus Dennehy, a native of the Cahermoneen area, […]

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Tralee Trainer Secures First Listed Win For New Owners In Naas

Tralee Trainer Secures First Listed Win For New Owners In Naas

July 23, 2015 at 10:58 am Comments are Disabled

A TRALEE man, whom we earlier reported had two of his horses purchased by one of the world’s biggest owners (see previous story here), has this week secured his first listed win for them in Naas. Michael O’Callaghan saw his horse ‘Letters of Note’ romp home to victory in the […]

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PHOTOS: Graduates Enjoy Tralee Community Training Centre Awards Ceremony

PHOTOS: Graduates Enjoy Tralee Community Training Centre Awards Ceremony

July 23, 2015 at 10:41 am Comments are Disabled

THERE was a huge sense of pride and achievement in the Tralee Community Training Centre in Monavalley on Wednesday as students, mentors and family members gathered together to celebrate the end of year awards ceremony. It had no doubt been a challenging and hard working year for all involved, but […]

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Photographed at the official launch today (Wednesday 22nd of July) of the inaugural ‘Fashion Soirée at Manor West Hotel’ which will take place in the 4 star Tralee hotel on Friday 4th of September were (from left) Carol Kennelly, milliner; Annette Gavin, Deputy manager, Manor West Hotel, Orlagh Winters (MC), Colette Nolan, Sales & Marketing Manager, Manor West Hotel;    Leighanne Moore, Front Office, Manor West Hotel; Mary O Donnell, Beauty Expert and judge of Best Dressed Lady on the night and Breda Dyland and Trish Kelly, Kerry Cancer Support Group. Featuring the latest style in Ladies Day fashion and exclusive new looks for Autumn / Winter 2015, the night will showcase top Kerry designers, milliners and boutiques. Mc’ed by Fashionista Orlagh Winters, the Fashion Soirée will also include a pre drinks & canapes reception, jazz band, best dressed lady, spot prizes and dancing till late. Tickets are only €30 and are available now from the reception of Manor West Hotel, Tralee, the Kerry Cancer Support Group and some participating boutiques. For more information, telephone Manor West Hotel on 066 7194500. Pix: Pawel Nowak.

Charity Fashion Night To Give Style Tips For The Races

July 23, 2015 at 9:55 am Comments are Disabled

A FASHION Soirée will take place in early September to showcase the latest fashions ahead of ladies day at Listowel Races. The inaugural ‘Fashion Soirée at Manor West Hotel’, in aid of Kerry Cancer Support Group, which will take place in the  Tralee venue  on Friday, September 4. Featuring the latest style […]

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Bernsen Back Coaching In Tralee With Imperials

Bernsen Back Coaching In Tralee With Imperials

July 22, 2015 at 8:27 pm 2 comments

  FORMER Tralee Tigers coach, Mark Bernsen, has returned to Ireland to become Director of Basketball Operations with Tralee Imperials. The name of Mark Bernsen will be well known to many who follow the sport of basketball in the county, as he has previously coached in Tralee when he was with Tigers […]

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Mothercare in, Manor West Retail Park. File Photo.

Mothercare Ireland Placed In Interim Examinership

July 22, 2015 at 4:51 pm Comments are Disabled

  MOTHERCARE Ireland, who have a store in Tralee, have been placed into interim examinership by the High Court. Ten staff are employed at in the Manor Retail Park, Kerry’s only Mothercare outlet. The British retailer which specialises in products for expectant mothers and general merchandise for children have given assurances […]

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Gardaí And Ambulances Called To Teen House Party

Gardaí And Ambulances Called To Teen House Party

July 22, 2015 at 1:38 pm Comments are Disabled

THE Gardaí and ambulance services were called to a private house on the outskirts of Tralee last night, where an estimated 200 teenagers had gathered at party which had spiralled out of control. A parent of one of the teenagers attending, told Radio Kerry news that when he called to the house […]

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X-Factor Favourites Replace Stereo Kicks At Rose Of Tralee Festival

X-Factor Favourites Replace Stereo Kicks At Rose Of Tralee Festival

July 22, 2015 at 12:04 pm Comments are Disabled

X-FACTOR favourites Only The Young (OTY) will replace ‘Stereo Kicks’ at the Rose of Tralee Festival this year following the recent break-up announcement from the eight piece boy-band. Only The Young will now be scheduled to play on the Sunday, August 16 on Denny Street with gates opening at 6.30pm. Stereo Kicks […]

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Pictured at the launch were Brid Madigan (Scotland Rose), Megan Swart (Wicklow Rose), Jenny Hanlon (Louth Rose), Aoife Murphy (Cork Rose), Marie Ryan (Dubai Rose) and Olga Lee (Galway Rose).
Photo By : Domnick Walsh / Eye Focus LTD

The Secret To Seeing Loads Of Concerts This Rose Festival? It’s All In The Wrist!

July 22, 2015 at 10:36 am Comments are Disabled

ONE wristband is all that’s needed to see Nathan Carter, Hometown, Hudson Taylor, Riptide Movement, Sharon Shannon, Damien Dempsey, the Kilfenora Céilí Band and others live on Denny Street during the Rose of Tralee International Festival. And now X Factor favourites ‘Only The Young’ have been added to the bill […]

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‘Glowhearts’ Mums Present €18,000 To Crumlin Hospital And Ronald McDonald House

‘Glowhearts’ Mums Present €18,000 To Crumlin Hospital And Ronald McDonald House

July 22, 2015 at 10:12 am Comments are Disabled

THE Glowhearts 4 Crumlin moms travelled to Dublin yesterday to present cheques to the children’s heart centre in Our Lady’s Children’s Hospital in Crumlin and the Ronald McDonald House. The Glowhearts4Crumlin campaign – started by Kerry mothers who have children born with a heart defect – generated a fantastic €18,000 which […]

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Former Kerry manager, Eamonn Kelly. Photo by Gvain O'Connor.

Kerry GAA Chairman Pays Tribute To Eamon Kelly

July 21, 2015 at 10:26 pm Comments are Disabled

THE Kerry County Board Chairman has paid tribute to Eamon Kelly who stepped down from his post as Kerry Hurling Manager. The Tipperary native, appointed in December 2013, oversaw arguably the most successful period in the county’s hurling history with promotion to Division 1B of the Allianz Leagues and winning a place in the Qualifier […]

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Tralee Man Brendan Jets Out To LA For Special Olympics World Games

Tralee Man Brendan Jets Out To LA For Special Olympics World Games

July 21, 2015 at 4:25 pm Comments are Disabled

  A TRALEE man is today making his way to Los Angeles (LA) to take part in the Special Olympics World Games. Twenty-nine year old Brendan O’Connell is heading over as part of the Irish Aquatics Delegation and is the sole representative from Kerry that will be competing for Team Ireland. […]

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New ‘Run The Ring’ Event Announced For 2016

New ‘Run The Ring’ Event Announced For 2016

July 21, 2015 at 4:21 pm Comments are Disabled

  TODAY saw the exciting announcement of a new running event that will no doubt have local and non-local athletes lining up to take part in the challenge. Run The Kingdom (RTK) today announced the first details for their new event entitled ‘Run The Ring’ which they hope to schedule […]

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Kerry manager, Eamonn Kelly. Photo by Gavin O'Connor.

Kerry Hurling Manager Steps Down

July 21, 2015 at 1:52 pm 1 comment

KERRY Senior Hurling Manager, Eamon Kelly, has stepped down from his position. The Tipperary native brought Kerry to Division 1B hurling next year as well as a return to championship hurling. He guided Kerry to two Allianz National Hurling League Division 2 titles and a Christy Ring Cup during his two year […]

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Christy To Feature On Local Black Metal Band’s Upcoming Album

Christy To Feature On Local Black Metal Band’s Upcoming Album

July 21, 2015 at 12:12 pm Comments are Disabled

A TRALEE metal band have enlisted the services of a local character and singer to help work on a short track for their upcoming album. Black Metal band ‘Scylla’ will work with well known local man, Christy McCarthy, on their upcoming album entitled ‘Blood Eagle’ which the band hope to […]

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