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Credit Union Apologises To 2,000 Members For Direct Debit Error

Credit Union Apologises To 2,000 Members For Direct Debit Error

July 13, 2015 at 3:43 pm Comments are Disabled

  TRALEE Credit Union has apologised to around 2,000 members who had direct debits taken out of their accounts twice last Friday. The problem occurred due to an upgrade in their IT banking system and relates to Friday’s direct debits only and not any other day. Tralee Credit Union hope to refund […]

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Racecourse To Host The Kerry Motor Club Rally Sprint This Weekend

Racecourse To Host The Kerry Motor Club Rally Sprint This Weekend

July 13, 2015 at 12:46 pm Comments are Disabled

TRALEE Racecourse is fast becoming a thriving hub for a different style of racing as it prepares to host the ‘Kerry Motor Club Rally Sprint’ on Saturday July 18. Gates will be opening at 10.30am on the day and with public admission only €5 and children free in, it’s certainly not […]

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PHOTOS: Walk 4 Autism Proves A Great Day Out For All

PHOTOS: Walk 4 Autism Proves A Great Day Out For All

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

IT looked like the weather could break at any minute as the crowd started to gather for the fundraising ‘Walk 4 Autism’ event taking place at John Mitchels GAA grounds on Sunday afternoon. There were definitely a few nervous looks from those taking part, with a few thinking it wise to throw on […]

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Get Rid Of That Banjaxed Telly At Free Recycling Events Around The County

Get Rid Of That Banjaxed Telly At Free Recycling Events Around The County

July 13, 2015 at 10:34 am Comments are Disabled

IF you’re looking to get rid of that broken toaster or banjaxed TV then you can get rid of them for free next month. The European Recycling Platform (ERP), in association with Kerry County Council, are to hold free electrical recycling events in Tralee, Rathmore, Dingle and Kenmare. The Tralee event […]

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Appeal For Kerry Runners To Take On Dublin Marathon For The Make A Wish Foundation

Appeal For Kerry Runners To Take On Dublin Marathon For The Make A Wish Foundation

July 13, 2015 at 10:14 am Comments are Disabled

AN appeal has been made for all Kerry runners to sign up for the SSE Airtricity Dublin City Marathon and the run the gruelling 26.2 miles in the name of the Make-A-Wish Foundation. The charity is one that helps to try and fulfill the wishes and dreams of children that […]

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Rizwan Khan, Chairman and CEO of The Kerry Islamic Outreach Centre. Photo by Gavin O'Connor.

“If We Isolate Ourselves It Is Good For No One. In Fact, It Is Worse For Our Community”

July 12, 2015 at 12:41 pm 24 comments

With an anti-Islamist group handing out flyers in town last week against the proposed building of a new mosque in Killerisk, Gavin O’Connor spoke to Chairman of the Kerry Islamic Outreach Society, Dr Rizwan Khan, about attitudes towards the Islamic community in Tralee and how they are integrating in the local community… Kerry has the largest amount of Muslims […]

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PHOTOS: #Tralee On Social Media This Week

PHOTOS: #Tralee On Social Media This Week

July 12, 2015 at 12:13 pm Comments are Disabled

Every week we compile the best of photos posted on Twitter and Instagram about and around Tralee. Here’s what you’ve been snapping this week… (If you’d like a photo to feature just tag #Tralee in the photo and we’ll see it) The roses were in full bloom this week… This […]

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The Shanakill community and Fr Pat Lynch who came out for the mass held in Shanakill on Thursday evening. Photo by Gavin O'Connor.

PHOTOS: Community Spirit In Shanakill For Annual Mass

July 12, 2015 at 12:10 pm Comments are Disabled

RESIDENTS of Shanakill came together for a Mass on Thursday evening to celebrate the community spirit in the area. For the recently revived annual Mass, residents have been preparing for it by planting flowers and shrubs and a general tidy up of the area. Mass was said by Fr Pat […]

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Cathal Flaherty, Eve O'Donoghue and Brendan Fuller at the Radio Kerry Staff Summer BBQ at The Courtyard in Benners Hotel on Friday night. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Radio Kerry Staff Celebrate 25 Years On Air At Summer BBQ

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

THE rain stayed away in The Courtyard of Benners Hotel as Radio Kerry threw a summer barbecue for staff to celebrate a marvellous milestone. On Tuesday, the Kerry institution turns 25 with a series of celebrations and competitions planned over the next few weeks. Continued below… Of course a company […]

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Conor Foley and Teresa Ferris along with the other competitors of the Blue Collar Boxing Night for Recovery Haven. Photo by Gavin O'Connor.

PHOTOS: Politicians, Radio DJs And Sports Stars To Put Up Their Dukes For Charity

July 11, 2015 at 12:20 pm Comments are Disabled

AROUND 40 sluggers are in training to get in the ring for a great event for charity next month. The Festival Dome will host The White Collar Boxing event in aid of the Kerry Cancer Support Group in conjunction with St Margaret’s Boxing Club Pembroke Street on Thursday, August 13 at 7.45pm. Continued […]

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Tralee Credit Union

FINANCE: Buying A Car? It’s Worth Checking Out Tralee Credit Union’s Loan Rates

July 11, 2015 at 9:52 am Comments are Disabled

Advertorial If you are thinking of changing your car this month it’s worth checking out Tralee Credit Union’s low-rate motor loan. Tralee Credit Union in Tralee, Castleisland and Killorglin have just reduced their Motor Loan Rate to their lowest rate ever of 6.5% (6.7% APR). This low rate is available […]

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VIDEO: Tralee Man Voices Epic Poem To Conor McGregor Ahead Of Saturday’s Fight

VIDEO: Tralee Man Voices Epic Poem To Conor McGregor Ahead Of Saturday’s Fight

July 10, 2015 at 3:25 pm Comments are Disabled

  A TRALEE-BASED musician has written, voiced and uploaded quite the epic lyrical tribute to UFC star Conor McGregor ahead of his massive bout against Chad Mendes in Las Vegas this weekend. Noel McAuliffe, from Knocknagoshel but living here in town, is obviously a massive fan of the Dublin-born fighter and in […]

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Tralee Man Helps UCD To Famous Win In The Europa League

Tralee Man Helps UCD To Famous Win In The Europa League

July 10, 2015 at 12:17 pm Comments are Disabled

A TRALEE man played his part on the big stage of European football in helping his UCD side advance to the next round of the Europa League as they defeated F91 Dudelange on away goals last night. Gary O’Neill, who is originally from Caherslee, is an ex-Wolverhampton Wanderers and Port Vale FC […]

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Some Kerry Properties Make Over Double Their Reserves At Dublin Auction

Some Kerry Properties Make Over Double Their Reserves At Dublin Auction

July 10, 2015 at 10:44 am Comments are Disabled

A BUILDING on Rock Street sold at an auction in Dublin yesterday at its reserve of €5o,000, but many other Kerry properties sold for over double their asking prices. The building which used to house the Loramar gift shop, next to Linnane’s Bar, was sold at the Allsop Auction in the RDS on Thursday at […]

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Over €1.6m In Illegal Drugs Seized In Kerry In Five Years

Over €1.6m In Illegal Drugs Seized In Kerry In Five Years

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

OVER €1.6m in illegal drugs has been seized in Kerry in a five year period according to details released to a Kerry TD by the Minister for Justice and Equality, Frances Fitzgerald. Fine Gael TD for Kerry South, Brendan Griffin, has said that the seizure of over €1.6 million worth of illegal […]

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PHOTOS: Two Dogs Rescued From ‘Vile’ Conditions Just Outside Tralee

PHOTOS: Two Dogs Rescued From ‘Vile’ Conditions Just Outside Tralee

July 9, 2015 at 4:59 pm Comments are Disabled

  MEMBERS of Animal Help Net Kerry and the Gardaí were last week involved in helping to rescue two dogs that were being kept in conditions that were described as ‘vile’ by a member of the local animal help group. The two lurcher dogs were rescued from a derelict metal […]

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VIDEO: Tadhg Dances A Jig All Over The Kingdom In Bid For €5,000 Prize

VIDEO: Tadhg Dances A Jig All Over The Kingdom In Bid For €5,000 Prize

July 9, 2015 at 4:05 pm Comments are Disabled

  TADHG Fleming is well known in Tralee social media circles thanks to the many videos on his facebook page. One of the Tralee man’s most recent clips required a lot more effort though, as in his bid to win €5,000 first prize in a Radio Kerry competition, he travelled the length […]

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Launching the 'Walk For Autism' in aid of St Ita's and St Joseph's School, were from left: Anne O'Keeffe, Joan O'Keefe and Ellen O'Rahilly. Photo by Gavin O'Connor.

Large Crowds Hoped For At Walk 4 Autism This Sunday

July 9, 2015 at 1:57 pm Comments are Disabled

THE ‘Walk 4 Autism’ (see previous story here) is gearing up to take place this weekend and it’s hoped a large crowd will take part in the fundraising event at John Mitchels GAA grounds on Sunday, July 12 at 1pm. Joan O’Keeffe, the organiser behind the walk is hoping that the the 5km walk/run […]

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The bridge that completed the Tralee part of the walkway was erected last February. Photo by Gavin O'Connor.

Work On Tralee To Fenit Walk And Cycle Way Halted

July 9, 2015 at 12:50 pm 3 comments

THE work on a proposed walk and cycle way between Tralee and Fenit has stopped because of lack of funding say Kerry County Council. Answering a question from Cllr Pa Daly, Council management outlined the reason why work had stopped on the walkway. “It is unlikely that there will be much […]

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Councillor Looks To Attain ‘Purple Flag’ To Show Town Is Safe To Socialise At Night

Councillor Looks To Attain ‘Purple Flag’ To Show Town Is Safe To Socialise At Night

July 9, 2015 at 12:09 pm Comments are Disabled

THE Council is to look into attaining a flag which signals Tralee is a safe place to socialise and shop in the evening and at night. Cllr Toireasa Ferris (SF) put forward the motion at the Tralee Municipal District meeting on Monday, that the Council would progress plans to achieve […]

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Five Kilometre Endurance Race Is On Its Way To Ballyheigue

Five Kilometre Endurance Race Is On Its Way To Ballyheigue

July 9, 2015 at 10:40 am Comments are Disabled

NEXT month will see the arrival of one of the toughest endurance races in the country with ‘Sandstorm’ all set to take place on Ballyheigue Beach on August 29 at 10am. The Spin South West event will encapsulate over 5km of obstacle courses that are designed to test the endurance […]

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Local Rose Of Tralee Escort To Hold Fundraising Quiz

Local Rose Of Tralee Escort To Hold Fundraising Quiz

July 9, 2015 at 10:22 am Comments are Disabled

A LOCAL man is getting all set to host his very fundraising table quiz night next week as he looks to raise funds and sponsorship as part of his efforts as a Rose of Tralee escort in this year’s festival…as well as helping out a local community group. Shane Kenny will hold […]

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Billy Dennehy, with the match ball after scoring a hat-trick for Cork City against Drogheda last May. Photo by Cork RedFm Sport.

“I Am Still A Cork City Player” Says Billy Dennehy

July 8, 2015 at 3:59 pm Comments are Disabled

BILLY DENNEHY has spoken for the first time since Cork City manager, John Caulfield, announced that the 28-year-old is free to “explore other options”. Since that surprise statement on Tuesday morning, Billy Dennehy, has publicly committed himself to playing his football on Leeside. “I am still a Cork City player and […]

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Anti-Mosque Group Hands Out ‘No To Islam’ Flyers In Town

Anti-Mosque Group Hands Out ‘No To Islam’ Flyers In Town

July 8, 2015 at 3:43 pm 8 comments

  A GROUP who are vehemently opposed to the building of a mosque in Tralee have been trying to drum up support in the town and county over the last few months. PEGIDA, which stands for ‘Patriotic Europeans Against the Islamisation of the West’, were formed in Germany in 2014. The group has an Irish […]

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THE Kingdom of Kerry will provide the perfect backdrop to the inaugural Rose of Tralee International Women’s Conference at the Brandon Conference Centre, Tralee on Monday 17th August 2015. The conference theme, “Think Bigger” will inspire healthy discussions across a range of topics while providing an ideal opportunity to network with other like-minded business leaders.
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Two Rose Of Tralee Winners To Speak At ‘Bloom For Ireland’ In The Brandon

July 8, 2015 at 2:24 pm Comments are Disabled

  THE Rose of Tralee Festival this year will see the addition of a new one day women’s business conference that will celebrate and recognise the achievements of modern women in the business sector. The ‘Bloom For Ireland’ conference, which is being organised by Enterprise Ireland, will take place at the […]

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VIDEO: Christy Moore To Perform At Ballyroe In August

VIDEO: Christy Moore To Perform At Ballyroe In August

July 8, 2015 at 12:45 pm Comments are Disabled

NEXT month will see the ever popular and legendary singer/songwriter Christy Moore take to the stage to perform a concert for his Kerry fans in the Ballyroe Heights Hotel on August 28. The Kildare-born singer Christy, who always gives a fantastic and highly energetic show will be no doubt performing many […]

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Kerry Schools To Get 27 Extra Special Needs Assistants From September

Kerry Schools To Get 27 Extra Special Needs Assistants From September

July 8, 2015 at 12:08 pm Comments are Disabled

THE Government has announced that 27 additional SNA posts are being created in Kerry schools from this September bring the total in the county to 387. Over 600 extra SNA posts in all will be created nationally. The new allocation includes approximately 25 SNA posts for mainstream primary and post primary […]

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Two Ladders Stolen From Van In Laurel Court Overnight

Two Ladders Stolen From Van In Laurel Court Overnight

July 8, 2015 at 11:47 am Comments are Disabled

A LOCAL man is appealing for the return of two sets of aluminium extension ladders that were stolen from his van outside his home in Laurel Court, Oakpark overnight. The ladders were taken from inside the van between the hours of 8pm on Tuesday and 7.45am this morning when he noticed them missing […]

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Is The Old Oak Premises To Reopen As A Music Venue?

Is The Old Oak Premises To Reopen As A Music Venue?

July 8, 2015 at 10:18 am Comments are Disabled

THERE is speculation that a former pub on Rock Street is to reopen in the coming months as a music venue. The Old Oak Bar closed 10 years ago and the building has been idle since. However, last week, workmen moved in and there is work ongoing at the premises. Local sources say the […]

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Denny Site Described As ‘Like An Unwanted Christmas Present’

Denny Site Described As ‘Like An Unwanted Christmas Present’

July 8, 2015 at 9:49 am Comments are Disabled

THE Denny site was described as being treated “like an unwanted Christmas present” such is the lack of action at the property at Monday’s meeting of the Tralee Municipal District of Kerry County Council. Cllr Pa Daly (SF) made the comment after Cllr Norma Foley asked Management if there was […]

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