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Santa Claus and friends joined by Rose of Tralee, Elysha Brennan at the launch of Santaland at CH Chemists on Saturday. Photo by Dermot Crean

Seven Things To Do Around Town This Weekend

November 27, 2015 at 5:10 pm Comments are Disabled

‘Black Friday’ signalled the real start of the Christmas shopping madness, but things are officially kicking off in Tralee this weekend and there’s a lot to get up to. Here’s a few suggestions… Saturday 1. Meet Santa and friends… CH Chemists are turning The Mall into a Christmas wonderland when Santa […]

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Minister for Public Expenditure, Brendan Howlin. Photo by Gavin O'Connor.

Tralee To Benefit From Kerry And Cork Capital Investment Plan

November 27, 2015 at 5:07 pm Comments are Disabled

  THE government officially announced the capital investment plan for Kerry and Cork at an event in Cork this afternoon. Part of the plan will see Tralee Garda Station refurbished along with along with an increase in Gardai and Garda cars in the county. In the IT Tralee, the Kerry Sports Academy […]

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Tralee Credit Union

New Loan Scheme From Tralee Credit Union To Take On Moneylenders This Christmas

November 27, 2015 at 3:18 pm 1 comment

A NEW personal loan scheme that helps social welfare recipients is now available in Tralee Credit Union which intends on discouraging people turning to moneylenders. The ‘It Makes Sense Loan’ was launched on Thursday and is available from Tralee, Cois Sionna (Tarbert) and Killarney Credit Unions. The aim is to take […]

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Presentaion Secondary School students, Niamh Myers and Mairead Dowling had over a €600 cheque to Theresa Elumelu of Tralee Internationl Resource Centre, with teacher, Brid Prenderville. Photo by Gavin O'Connor.

Presentation Students Raise €600 Through Sleepover For Syrian Refugees

November 27, 2015 at 1:16 pm Comments are Disabled

SIXTH year students at Presentation Secondary School Tralee took part in a sleepover in the school on Friday November 20 to raise funds for Syrian refugees. Forty-eight sixth year students took part in what was a very enjoyable night with a number of school staff staying the night also. The cheque […]

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Katie O'Donoghue and Akeem Molloy who organised the charity fight night in aid of the Miscarriage Association of Ireland at the BTS Fitness gym in Manor Park on Thursday night. Photo by Dermot Crean

VIDEO/PHOTOS: Akeem And Katie’s Fight Night Raises Over €3,000 For Miscarriage Service

November 27, 2015 at 12:03 pm Comments are Disabled

THERE was a fantastic crowd and atmosphere at BTS Fitness last night for a special fight night fundraiser which raised well over €3,000. The event was the brainchild of Akeem Molloy and his partner Katie Donoghue, who suffered a miscarriage last year and therefore decided to raise funds for the Miscarriage Association […]

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Martin Ferris.

Sinn Féin To Hold Protest At KGH This Evening

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

  A DEMONSTRATION will be held in Tralee this Friday evening by Sinn Féin in Kerry, to protest at the government’s response to the current situation in the health service, which this week has seen nurses vote for strike action in emergency departments throughout the country. The demonstration is part of […]

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Interested In Becoming A Garda? They’re Recruiting For 600 New Members

Interested In Becoming A Garda? They’re Recruiting For 600 New Members

November 27, 2015 at 11:13 am Comments are Disabled

IF you’re thinking of a career in An Garda Síochána, then now is a good time to apply. They have just announced a recruitment campaign for 600 new members in 2016. “We’ve always attracted way more applicants than available positions,” Garda Commissioner Nóirín O’Sullivan said today. “We want to build on that, attracting people from […]

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Gaelcholáiste Girls Win At National Scifest Awards

Gaelcholáiste Girls Win At National Scifest Awards

November 27, 2015 at 10:14 am Comments are Disabled

YOU may have seen the Six-One news earlier this month and the feature on the national Scifest Awards which took place in Marino, Dublin. If you did, you will have seen the amazing project by three young women on harnessing wave energy and reducing coastal erosion. What you may not have realised […]

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Presentation transition year group with Sr. Elizabeth McMahon, Sr. Grace Foley and Sr. Maureen Guerin with Principal Mary O’Keeffe and R.E. teachers Norma Foley and Sheila O’Connell.

Celebration In Presentation For Sisters Past And Present

November 26, 2015 at 4:58 pm Comments are Disabled

PRESENTATION Secondary School Tralee held its annual school mass on Friday last, attended by Presentation sisters to mark Presentation Day. Following on from the mass, a special celebration was held in the secondary school for the Presentation sisters to mark the Year of Consecrated Life and to thank the Presentation […]

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Cian Sullivan is presented with a special glass vase to acknowledge his scholorship to LaSalle University by Mercy Mounthawk Principal, Jim O'Rourke. Photo by Gavin O'Connor.

Cian Is Back And Says He’s Enjoying His US Basketball Experience

November 26, 2015 at 12:14 pm Comments are Disabled

OVER the last few weeks, former Mounthawk student, Cian Sullivan, gained national attention after he became only the eighth Irish basketball player – and the first Kerry man – to sign a contract to play with a US College (see previous story). At the beginning of the month, news spread that the Ballymac teenager had […]

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VIDEO/PHOTOS: Meet The Contestants In The St Pat’s ‘Strictly Come Dancing’

VIDEO/PHOTOS: Meet The Contestants In The St Pat’s ‘Strictly Come Dancing’

November 26, 2015 at 11:26 am Comments are Disabled

THE rehearsals are in full swing now ahead of the St Pat’s Strictly Come Dancing event next week. The 12 couples will take to the stage in the Ballyroe Heights Hotel on Friday, December 4 in a fundraiser to help pay for their new astro-turf pitch and they’re being put through […]

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Caherleaheen Pupil To Switch On The Lights With ‘Star’

Caherleaheen Pupil To Switch On The Lights With ‘Star’

November 26, 2015 at 10:17 am Comments are Disabled

A CAHERLEAHEEN pupil will have the honour of switching on the Christmas lights this Saturday with Kieran Donaghy. Tralee Chamber Alliance ran a colouring competition in most of the primary schools in the Tralee area from Derryquay to Ardfert where the children had to colour in an image. The prize was that the winning artist […]

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Finally, A Guilt-Free Excuse For Tucking Into A Big Mac In Tralee This Weekend

Finally, A Guilt-Free Excuse For Tucking Into A Big Mac In Tralee This Weekend

November 25, 2015 at 5:00 pm Comments are Disabled

IF you’re heading for a treat to McDonald’s in Tralee this Saturday, your guilt at tucking into that Big Mac might be assuaged by the fact your contributing to a very worthy cause. McHappy Day takes place at McDonald’s restaurants nationwide on Saturday, November 28 where €1 from every Big Mac […]

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How The Award Was Won: What The Failte Ireland Judges Said About Tralee

How The Award Was Won: What The Failte Ireland Judges Said About Tralee

November 25, 2015 at 3:25 pm Comments are Disabled

TRALEE was named the Best Large Tourism town in Ireland at the Fáilte Ireland Tourism Towns earlier today (see story here), so what impressed judges so much that we were awarded the honour? Here’s the judges’ comments on the town and it makes for great reading… • The impression and reality […]

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Denny Street.

VIDEO: Tralee Wins Top Tourism Town In Ireland Award

November 25, 2015 at 3:01 pm Comments are Disabled

IN fantastic news for the town, Tralee has won the top tourism town in Ireland at the Fáilte Ireland Tourism Towns awards. Tralee beat off neighbours Killarney and the two other nominees in the Best Large Town category to claim the prize. It’s an incredible boost to tourism and richly deserved considering the amount of effort […]

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Katie Guiney, Edona Neziri, Noreen Guiney and Noreen Kissane at the ITT Travel and Adventure Tourism Management students' charity race night at The Greyhound Bar on Tuesday night. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: ITT Students Raise Funds For Homeless Charity At Race Night

November 25, 2015 at 12:58 pm Comments are Disabled

IT Tralee students enjoyed a night at the races in The Greyhound Bar on Tuesday night, all for a great cause. It was organised by students from the Travel and Adventure Tourism Management course at the college as Marguerite O’Brien from Ballylongford explained. “As part of our events management module […]

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Ten Refugee Families To Arrive In Tralee In Early December

Ten Refugee Families To Arrive In Tralee In Early December

November 25, 2015 at 10:53 am Comments are Disabled

TEN refugee families from Lebanon will be arriving in Tralee in the coming weeks as part of the national resettlement programme. Two more families will be housed in Killarney, while a further 17 families will arrive in Kerry early next year. The interagency team – comprising Kerry County Council, Tralee […]

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Gardai Seek To Trace Female Driver Involved In Hit And Run Incident

Gardai Seek To Trace Female Driver Involved In Hit And Run Incident

November 25, 2015 at 10:08 am Comments are Disabled

GARDAÍ are seeking the public’s assistance in tracing a female driver involved in a hit and run incident just outside town on Monday. The driver is said to be a woman with blonde hair, aged in her 30s, driving a dark coloured Alfa Romeo vehicle. This vehicle was involved in a […]

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Gaelcholáiste Chiarraí students, Lorraine de Nais and Janine Ní Conchúir holding the wooden love letters sent by

Treasured World War 1 Relics Displayed For Gaelcholáiste Chiarraí Students

November 24, 2015 at 4:20 pm Comments are Disabled

A FRENCH language assistant at Gaelcholáiste Chiarraí displayed WWI relics to students to celebrate Armistice Day recently. Rachel Guillard, who has been teaching at the school, showed students war items which belonged to her great, great grandfather who fought during World War 1. The treasured possessions included his war medal and holy […]

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At the hangover of a new bus to Enable Ireland from the Ring of Kerry Cycle were, from left: Sean Scally, Paula Henry, George Dineen, Cathal Walsh, Catherine McCannon, Betty Culloty, Anne O'Connor and Konagh Forbes. Photo by Gavin O'Connor.

Pedal Power Provides Local Organisation With A Brand New Minibus

November 24, 2015 at 3:53 pm Comments are Disabled

THANKS to the efforts of cyclists who took part in the Ring of Kerry Cycle this year, a local disability services organisation now has a brand new minibus. A total of 550 cyclists raised funds for the Kerry branch of Enable Ireland and on Tuesday were delivered the benefits of that […]

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Presentation Students Step Into The Dragons Den

Presentation Students Step Into The Dragons Den

November 24, 2015 at 3:10 pm Comments are Disabled

PRESENTATION Secondary School, Tralee hosted their annual Dragons Den session in the school on Wednesday last. It was a very successful event with 52 students pitching their ideas to a number of Dragons in the school. The ‘Dragons’ were Margaret Brick, CEO Connect Magazine, Fiona Leahy Business Adviser & Co-ordinator, Kerry Enterprise, Melanie […]

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INMO Staff In KGH Emergency Department To Take Strike Action Next Month

INMO Staff In KGH Emergency Department To Take Strike Action Next Month

November 24, 2015 at 1:10 pm Comments are Disabled

MEMBERS of the Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation (INMO), working in the Emergency Department in Kerry General Hospital and in all of the country’s hospitals, have voted for a campaign of industrial action, including strike action, in protest at continuing overcrowding and inadequate staffing levels. In the recent ballot, over 92% of members voted in […]

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Mercy Mounthawk students attending Tralee Credit Union’s Prizegiving Night with Ellie The Elephant, Roisin Lynch, Cillian O’Regan and Elisha Buckley.

PHOTOS: Tralee Credit Union Honours Youth At Awards Ceremony

November 24, 2015 at 11:04 am Comments are Disabled

OVER 150 people attended Tralee Credit Union’s prize giving event dedicated to young people on Friday night in Manor West Hotel. Presentations were made to students from primary, secondary and third level for Tralee Credit Union’s Annual Art Competition, their Education and Dan Kellegher Memorial Awards and Schools Credit Union in […]

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At the launch of the '5K Santa Fun Run' were, from left, front row: Deirdre Moore, Sophie Quillinan, Martin Moore, Marilyn O'Shea and David Hughes. Back: Colin Aherne, Aoife Moynihan, Danny O'Shea and Mags Quillinan. Photo by Gavin O'Connor.

Santas To Take Over Town For Charity 5K Fun Run

November 24, 2015 at 10:15 am Comments are Disabled

A TRALEE girl, who died two years ago, will be remembered again next month at the third annual Tralee 5Km Santa Fun Run. The event, which takes place on Sunday, December 13 at 11am, has been hugely successful over the past two years and has raised over €20,000, all of which went towards […]

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Dynamos To Honour Kerry Soccer Legend Joe This Sunday

Dynamos To Honour Kerry Soccer Legend Joe This Sunday

November 23, 2015 at 8:05 pm Comments are Disabled

A KERRY soccer hero is set to be honoured next Sunday when the Tralee Dynamos club organises ‘The Legends Game’ at 12 noon in Cahermoneen. It’s all for Joe Flynn from Rahoonane, who has made the news recently for speaking so frankly, honestly and courageously about his battle against terminal cancer. Dynamos is inviting […]

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Launching The St John's Parish 'Year of Mercy' were, from left: Norma Foley, Fr Seamus Lenane, Anne O'Shea Daly, Bill Looney, Fr Bernard Healy, Fr Francis Nolan,  Fr Peter Deliamat, Conor Fitzgearld and Denis Kelliher. Photo by Gavin O'Connor.

St John’s Parish To Host Numerous Events For ‘The Year of Mercy’

November 23, 2015 at 3:54 pm Comments are Disabled

ST JOHN’S parish has launched ‘The Year of Mercy’ which will see a number of events come to the parish over the coming weeks. Pope Francis will launched ‘The Year of Mercy’ in Rome on December 8 and St John’s parish will follow suite with a number of events for […]

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IT Tralee lecturers and students launch 'Christmas on Campus'/

ITT Students To Attempt World Record During ‘Christmas on Campus’ Shenanigans

November 23, 2015 at 11:16 am Comments are Disabled

IT TRALEE students are holding their annual ‘Christmas Away From Home’ for all the students on Tuesday, December 1. The day entitled ‘ITT’s Christmas on Campus’ raises valuable funds for well- deserving charities. This year the ‘ITT’s Christmas on Campus’ is being organised and managed by the 3rd year Event […]

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Man Dies After Suffering Heart Attack While Driving Yesterday

Man Dies After Suffering Heart Attack While Driving Yesterday

November 23, 2015 at 10:02 am Comments are Disabled

A MAN who suffered a suspected heart attack while driving in Killarney yesterday has passed away. The man, William Martin from Glin, aged in his 70s, was travelling on the Killarney Bypass when he suffered the suspected heart attack and crashed into a parked car around 5pm. Emergency services attended the scene and traffic […]

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Ballymac Bar’s Eugie Creagh Appeared On Winning Streak Last Night

Ballymac Bar’s Eugie Creagh Appeared On Winning Streak Last Night

November 22, 2015 at 11:16 am Comments are Disabled

THERE were celebrations in the Ballymac Bar last night when the Creagh family enjoyed a windfall from the Winning Streak programme. Eugie Creagh’s name was called out last week on the show, but it was his son John who was representing him on the TV programme last night. Eugie was […]

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Past pupils Lily Bailey and Eileen Kelly at the launch of 'Blennerville School And Community - A Story Worth Telling' at the school on Saturday. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: A Day Of Memories At Blennerville School Book Launch

November 22, 2015 at 11:15 am Comments are Disabled

OLD friendships were renewed and memories shared at the launch of a book on the history of Blennerville school on Saturday. A huge crowd of past pupils passed through the doors to see the huge array of photos on the ‘Memory Wall’ and to meet old friends at the special occasion […]

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