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Video: Kerry Pride Parade In Tralee

Video: Kerry Pride Parade In Tralee

May 25, 2014 at 2:46 am Comments are Disabled

A DAMP and miserable Tralee town centre was certainly livened up on Saturday when the Kerry Pride Festival staged their parade on Saturday. About 50 people took part in the event from the Brandon car park down Princes Street, around by The Brogue, into The Mall and up Denny Street. […]

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CBS pupil Alex Clifford who made his First Holy Communion in St John's Church on Saturday morning, with his parents Fionnuala and Tim, sisters Paula and Evie and baby Rory. Photo by Dermot Crean

Photos: First Communion Day For CBS And Derryquay NS

May 25, 2014 at 2:43 am Comments are Disabled

IT was a day of celebration for the children of two schools on Saturday when pupils of CBS Primary School and Derryquay NS celebrated their First Holy Communion. St John’s Church was a hive of activity as the CBS youngsters received the sacrament with proud parents and family members looking […]

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Video: The State Of Play In Tralee Electoral Area Going Into Sunday

Video: The State Of Play In Tralee Electoral Area Going Into Sunday

May 25, 2014 at 2:42 am Comments are Disabled

JUST two of the 14 candidates have been elected to the Tralee Electoral Area of Kerry County Council so far. Toireasa Ferris and Pa Daly of Sinn Fein were elected on the first count on Saturday night before Michael McMahon adjourned the count until Sunday morning at 9am. The first […]

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Video: Pa Daly Says Success Is Thanks To Good Party Strategy

Video: Pa Daly Says Success Is Thanks To Good Party Strategy

May 25, 2014 at 1:50 am Comments are Disabled

FIRST-TIME candidate Pa Daly was overwhelmed with the vote he received in the Tralee Electoral Area elections to Kerry County Council. He was elected on the first count last night along with his Sinn Fein party colleague, Toireasa Ferris, who topped the poll. The Tralee solicitor garnered 2,122 first preference […]

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Video: ‘Sinn Fein Is The Main Opposition Now’ Says Toireasa Ferris

Video: ‘Sinn Fein Is The Main Opposition Now’ Says Toireasa Ferris

May 25, 2014 at 1:12 am Comments are Disabled

SINN Fein’s Toireasa Ferris topped the poll in the Tralee Electoral Area and said the party is now the main opposition party to the Government. She also said she felt sorry for the ordinary Labour supporters because, as she put it, “the Labour leadership had prostituted themselves for power and abandoned […]

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Election 2014: First Count Result For Tralee Expected Tonight

Election 2014: First Count Result For Tralee Expected Tonight

May 24, 2014 at 6:24 pm Comments are Disabled

By Dermot Crean at John Mitchels GAA Complex A FIRST count for the Tralee Electoral Area is likely to be announced later tonight with Sinn Fein sitting pretty on top of the poll according to tallies. From the 51 boxes opened in Killarney earlier, tallies suggest that Toireasa Ferris and Pa […]

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Photos: Mounthawk Students Celebrate Graduation Day

Photos: Mounthawk Students Celebrate Graduation Day

May 24, 2014 at 1:44 pm Comments are Disabled

OUR Lady and St Brendan’s Church was packed on Friday afternoon as sixth year students from Mercy Mounthawk got together with their families for a special graduation ceremony. The young men and women, who started at the school back in 2008, are busy studying for the Leaving Cert, but this was a last […]

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Election 2014: D-Day Arrives For Candidates

Election 2014: D-Day Arrives For Candidates

May 24, 2014 at 9:40 am Comments are Disabled

THE voting is over, now the counting begins. The Tralee Electoral Area candidates are facing into a nervous weekend as the ballot boxes were opened this morning over in the Killarney Sports and Leisure Centre. The ballot boxes from the 143 polling centres throughout the county will have to be sorted, separating […]

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Over 100,000 Views In First Month Of TraleeToday.ie

Over 100,000 Views In First Month Of TraleeToday.ie

May 24, 2014 at 8:44 am 1 comment

WE’RE marking one month up and running here at TraleeToday.ie and we’ve got something to celebrate…thanks to you! In the period from April 24 to May 23 (31 days), the site has surpassed the 100,000 views mark with over 17,000 unique users. People have been logging on to the site in 83 […]

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Video: Hail Mary, Our New Kerry Rose

Video: Hail Mary, Our New Kerry Rose

May 24, 2014 at 1:14 am Comments are Disabled

By Dermot Crean RATHMORE has its first ever Kerry Rose as Mary Hickey was picked out of the bunch of 27 contestants on Friday night at Ballyroe Heights Hotel. The 26 year old primary school teacher, representing the O’Donoghue Ring Hotel Group, was shocked and delighted when Daithi O Se […]

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Photos: Glamour At The Kerry Rose Selection

Photos: Glamour At The Kerry Rose Selection

May 23, 2014 at 8:40 pm Comments are Disabled

THE Kerry Rose selection over now, but earlier on Friday we were there to capture the glamour of the contestants before they took to the stage at the Ballyroe Heights Hotel. The 27 ladies were looking amazing and posed for photos with family and friends before facing their interviews with host […]

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Gemma Tells Incoming Kerry Rose to ‘Savour The Year’

Gemma Tells Incoming Kerry Rose to ‘Savour The Year’

May 23, 2014 at 7:39 pm Comments are Disabled

By Dermot Crean THE outgoing Kerry Rose said that whoever is chosen as the new Rose,  they should savour the occasion and give it their all for the year. Gemma Kavanagh from Killarney was speaking at the Ballyroe Heights Hotel before the Kerry Rose Selection took place on Friday night. Mary Hickey from Rathmore was […]

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Ann McGlynn from Manor West casts her vote before heading off to a wedding, at Presentation Primary School on Friday afternoon. Also included is Joan Sheehy and Judith Dillane. Photo by Dermot Crean.

Voter Turnout Running At Just Over 20% By This Afternoon

May 23, 2014 at 4:18 pm Comments are Disabled

VOTING for the local and European elections around town was running at an average of around 22% by 3.30pm on Friday with some polling stations differing greatly in their numbers around that time. TraleeToday.ie visited polling stations around the town in the afternoon to gauge the interest in the election. In Scoil […]

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Models strutting their stuff at the fashion show in the Ballyroe Heights Hotel on Thursday night. Photo by Dermot Crean

Over 700 Attend Fantastic Fashion Show

May 23, 2014 at 10:03 am Comments are Disabled

By Dermot Crean IT really was a memorable night with a party atmosphere when around 700 people attended a fashion show with a difference. Around 70 models with Down Syndrome and learning disabilities, from all over Kerry, strutted their stuff on the catwalk to rapturous applause in Ballyroe Heights Hotel on Thursday […]

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‘Kerry Pride Festival’ In Full Swing

‘Kerry Pride Festival’ In Full Swing

May 23, 2014 at 7:30 am Comments are Disabled

THIS week saw the start of the annual Kerry Pride Festival for the LGBTQ community in the county and there’s plenty of events coming up over the weekend in the town. “It’s going really well, we have received fantastic support from the businesses in the town,” said Margaret O’Donoghue of Kerry Pride.  […]

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The Brogue Inn Is Coming Back!

The Brogue Inn Is Coming Back!

May 23, 2014 at 7:03 am 11 comments

ONE of Tralee’s most famous hostelries will be back in business this July…and members of the Kirby family will be back with it. Cotter Food & Catering Limited is delighted to announce that the company has purchased Kirby’s Brogue Inn, Rock Street. The Brogue Inn, a “landmark at the bottom of […]

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Rockies Are Going To The Dogs This Friday

Rockies Are Going To The Dogs This Friday

May 22, 2014 at 3:08 pm Comments are Disabled

ARE you still wondering what to do as the weekend approaches? Well the Austin Stacks GAA club night at the dogs is on Friday, May 23 at Kingdom Greyhound Stadium. The club, in association with our main evening’s sponsor Quinlan’s Fish Shops & Sea Food Bars, are inviting everyone to share in […]

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Ten More Years On The Air For Radio Kerry

Ten More Years On The Air For Radio Kerry

May 22, 2014 at 11:18 am Comments are Disabled

THE Broadcasting Authority of Ireland has signed a ten-year sound broadcasting contract with Radio Kerry, to continue to provide a local, broad-format radio service for listeners in County Kerry. “The BAI is very pleased to sign this contract with Radio Kerry. said the Chairperson of the BAI, Bob Collins. “The service has […]

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Were You In The Balloonagh Class Of ’94?

Were You In The Balloonagh Class Of ’94?

May 22, 2014 at 11:04 am Comments are Disabled

IT’S set to be a night of laughter and reminiscing for ex-pupils of Balloonagh Secondary School when they get together next week. The Class of 1994 will reconvene in Stoker’s Lodge on Saturday, May 31 and organisers are hoping for great turnout. One of the organisers, Maureen Quirke, said the reunion is […]

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Mounthawk Students Win Environmental Award

Mounthawk Students Win Environmental Award

May 22, 2014 at 10:06 am Comments are Disabled

GREEN Teens from Mercy Secondary School Mounthawk scooped the Senior Water Prize at ECO-UNESCO’s Young Environmentalist Awards. The awards ceremony was held in the Round Room of the Mansion House, Dublin on Tuesday, May 20. In attendance were over 600 young people, Mr. Han Qunli, Director of the Division of Ecological and Earth […]

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Graduation Night For Brookfield College Students

Graduation Night For Brookfield College Students

May 22, 2014 at 9:14 am Comments are Disabled

THE Brookfield College Leaving Cert class celebrated their graduation last night in the Ballyroe Heights Hotel. The school, which opened its doors in 1988, has a long history of providing education to senior level students in Tralee. They are 26th alumni to finish the school, based in Oakpark. “They’re a […]

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Members of the organising committee of Feile na mBlath, Caroline Toal, Mary Ann Keane and Cllr Johnnie Wall (Chairperson) launching the festival which takes place from Friday, June 20 to Sunday June 22. Photo by Dermot Crean

Feile Na mBlath To Provide A Family Lark In the Park

May 22, 2014 at 8:14 am Comments are Disabled

By Dermot Crean FROM Teddy Bears Picnics to a Seniors Tea Party, young and old are catered for in the annual Feile na mBlath, which takes place in town from June 20-22. The festival, sponsored by Kerry Group, has grown from just a regular gathering of botanical enthusiasts into much more over […]

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Want To Return To Education? Visit VTOS Open Morning

Want To Return To Education? Visit VTOS Open Morning

May 21, 2014 at 2:02 pm Comments are Disabled

TRALEE VTOS are hosting an open morning this Thursday from 10am to 1pm. All their tutors will be there to answer any questions people may have on the the courses for the 2014/2015 school year. It is a great opportunity to meet and discuss different options open to anyone who may be […]

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Tour Of Kerry A Big Hit With Nation’s Cyclists

Tour Of Kerry A Big Hit With Nation’s Cyclists

May 21, 2014 at 1:41 pm Comments are Disabled

THE Kingdom Alliance Tour of Kerry takes place again this year over the the June bank holiday weekend and over 200 cyclists have signed up to take part. The tour is the only one in Ireland based in one town over the three days (Saturday, May 31 – Monday, June […]

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A Fond Farewell To Tralee Town Council

A Fond Farewell To Tralee Town Council

May 21, 2014 at 9:45 am 1 comment

AND so it ends… Members of Tralee Town Council came together for the last time on Monday evening and it proved to be an emotional occasion, filled with laughter and tinged with sadness. Photographs were taken and many memories shared before and after the meeting, which was brief and dealt with […]

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The Donal Walsh stain glass window in CBS The Green.

Donal’s Memory Immortalised In Glass

May 21, 2014 at 7:24 am Comments are Disabled

A MEMORIAL stained glass window was unveiled yesterday at CBS The Green in honour of Donal Walsh. Family, friends and CBS students watched Bishop of Kerry, Ray Browne unveil the piece on Tuesday afternoon. “It’s an incredible piece, it incorporates family, friends, even strangers who wrote to Donal. It really is […]

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Front row from left: Eilleen McKenna (Recovery Haven), George Lowe (Tralee Credit Union) Meave Higgins (Recovery Haven). Back row from left: Aoife Lynch (Tralee Credit Union) Suzanne Ennis (Tralee Credit Union) Jacintha Eustace (Tralee Credit Union) Marion Barnes (Recover Haven) Deirdre Godsell (Recovery Haven)

Credit Union Bears Fruit For Recovery Haven

May 20, 2014 at 12:48 pm Comments are Disabled

VISITORS to Recovery Haven can enjoy freshly made smoothies and filtered water, thanks to the sponsorship of Tralee Credit Union. Tralee Credit Union are sponsoring for local producer, Manna Organic Store, to deliver a fresh selection of organic fruit every week to the cancer support centre. They will also sponsor the […]

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Royal Fusiliers Exhibition At The Library

Royal Fusiliers Exhibition At The Library

May 20, 2014 at 11:19 am Comments are Disabled

The Royal Munster Fusiliers Association, the Western Front Association, the Great War Society and Kerry Library will stage information days and an exhibition in Tralee Library on Friday and Saturday, May 23-24 from 10am to 5pm on the “Royal Munster Fusiliers Association and the Kerry connection.” The Regiment, which was primarily based […]

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Over €50k In Prizes At The ‘Night of Champions’

Over €50k In Prizes At The ‘Night of Champions’

May 20, 2014 at 10:54 am Comments are Disabled

ONE of the highlights of the Kerry greyhound racing calender is nearly upon us. ‘The Boylesports.com Race of Champions’, takes place on Friday, June 6 at The Kingdom Greyhound Stadium and huge crowds are expected for the popular event. “This year we are delighted to welcome back Boylesports as the main title […]

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Childcare Professionals Meet To Discuss Issues

Childcare Professionals Meet To Discuss Issues

May 20, 2014 at 9:11 am Comments are Disabled

MEMBERS of the Kerry branch of the Association of Childhood Professionals (ACP) met in the Kerry County Childcare Centre in Monavalley on Monday night to have an open forum on the issues facing the industry in the run up to the local elections. The group, which was formed back in August […]

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