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Number Of People Signing On In Tralee Increases In February

March 11, 2015 at 5:07 pm Comments are Disabled

  THE number of people on the live register in Tralee increased in the month of February and is at its highest since August last year. Figures from the Central Statistics Office for February show the amount of people signing on in Tralee (including Castleisland) is now 5,644. That number […]

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Tralee Jockey Wins At Cheltenham

Tralee Jockey Wins At Cheltenham

March 11, 2015 at 3:38 pm Comments are Disabled

  TRALEE jockey Bryan Cooper had a winner earlier today at Cheltenham. Cooper, already an established jockey at the young age of 22 claimed victory on Don Poli in the RSA Chase at 2.05pm today as the favourite won at a 13/8 starting price. It marks a happier return to the course for […]

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Meadowlands Hotel To Be Spruced Up For Summer

Meadowlands Hotel To Be Spruced Up For Summer

March 11, 2015 at 12:44 pm 1 comment

THE green shoots of spring have appeared at The Meadowlands Hotel Tralee after details of a major transformation project were unveiled ahead of the 2015 summer season. It will be business as usual for locals and visitors to the 4 star family-run hotel while work is carried out in the bedrooms, […]

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VIDEO: Tralee Racecourse Hosts A Very Different Type Of Horsepower

VIDEO: Tralee Racecourse Hosts A Very Different Type Of Horsepower

March 11, 2015 at 12:42 pm Comments are Disabled

IN its heyday, the racecourse here in Tralee was very much used to seeing its fair share of excitement and experiencing the ‘heart in mouth’ feeling as the horses rounded the final corner and hurdled toward the finish line. That was then though and a new video released by the ‘Kerry […]

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Mary Presents €10k To Recovery Haven After Fashion Fundraiser Success

Mary Presents €10k To Recovery Haven After Fashion Fundraiser Success

March 11, 2015 at 12:42 pm Comments are Disabled

A FASHION event in the Fels Point Hotel last month raised over €10,000 for charity and the cheque was presented last Friday night. The ‘Dress Haven’ fundraiser, the brainchild of Mary Brick, was in aid of the Recovery Haven and hundreds showed up to lend their support to the cause […]

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Tralee One Of The First In Ireland To Get New Google Earth Service

Tralee One Of The First In Ireland To Get New Google Earth Service

March 11, 2015 at 11:54 am Comments are Disabled

A NEW service from Google Earth is allowing businesses in Tralee to let customers view their premises online. Google Business View is an extension of the very popular Street View service which provides panoramic views from positions along streets in almost ever corner of the world and Tralee is one of the first […]

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Danny Honoured For Services To Style At Kerry Fashion Week

Danny Honoured For Services To Style At Kerry Fashion Week

March 11, 2015 at 11:35 am Comments are Disabled

DANNY Leane, who is the owner and stylist of Annbury’s Boutique in here in Tralee, has won the Kerry Fashion Week (KFW) Special Merit Award 2015. The business man has been recognised for his services in fashionably dressing the fuller figures in the town over the period of the last 16 years. […]

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Editor Of The Kerryman To Retire After 15 Years At The Helm

Editor Of The Kerryman To Retire After 15 Years At The Helm

March 11, 2015 at 10:16 am 1 comment

  THE editor of The Kerryman, Declan Malone, is to retire from his position after 15 years. The Dingle native revealed his decision in today’s newspaper. He will remain editor for the time being until a successor is chosen. Mr Malone joined The Kerryman in 1989 on a month’s work placement and never left. […]

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VIDEO: Cuteness Alert! Quadruplet Lambs Filmed By Kerry Photographer

VIDEO: Cuteness Alert! Quadruplet Lambs Filmed By Kerry Photographer

March 11, 2015 at 10:07 am Comments are Disabled

THERE was great excitement on a farm in Beaufort recently when quadruplet lambs were born on February 28. The four female ewe lambs were born to a four-year-old Mayo Mule ewe on the farm of Michael Mangan. Quadruplets are very rare and make up less than half of a percent of the three […]

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Tralee Man Heads To The White House For St Patrick’s Day

Tralee Man Heads To The White House For St Patrick’s Day

March 10, 2015 at 9:40 pm 1 comment

  A TRALEE man is off to the US for the St Patrick’s celebrations where he will pay a visit to the White House. Brian Hurley, Munster Regional Manager of Irish TV, will be covering a host of major events in New York and Washington DC as part of the channel’s St Patrick’s […]

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Kerry Receives €10m In LEADER Funding

Kerry Receives €10m In LEADER Funding

March 10, 2015 at 5:05 pm Comments are Disabled

KERRY has received over €10m in LEADER funding. Fine Gael TD for Kerry North/West Limerick Jimmy Deenihan, has welcomed a funding package of €10,219,868.29 for the LEADER element of the Rural Development Programme announced by the Government. “The economic recovery is underway and the Government is determined that the recovery […]

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Kerry Dunnes Stores Workers To Strike On Holy Thursday

Kerry Dunnes Stores Workers To Strike On Holy Thursday

March 10, 2015 at 4:10 pm Comments are Disabled

  WORKERS at three Dunnes Stores branches in Kerry are set to join their colleagues around the country in a national one-day strike on Holy Thursday. About 200 workers in the Kerry stores, who are members of the Mandate trade union, are set to join about 5,000 other staff from 112 outlets […]

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Mother And Daughter To Chop The Locks For Cancer Sufferers

March 10, 2015 at 2:35 pm Comments are Disabled

A MOTHER and daughter will be chopping their locks in aid of the Irish Cancer Society in a ‘Share Your Hair for Cancer’ night at The Brogue Inn, this Friday at 9pm. After they’ve cut the hair, mother Brenda Griffin and daughter Danielle will be donating it to be made into wigs for cancer sufferers. […]

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Kerry County Council buildings in Rathass.

Councillors Call For Hardline Approach To Illegal Dumpers

March 10, 2015 at 12:44 pm Comments are Disabled

  COUNCILLORS called for a hardline approach to illegal dumpers after it emerged that the Council investigated 509 cases of pollution last year, according to a report presented at the monthly meeting of the local authority on Monday. In a report on litter pollution in the county given by Liam Quinlan of […]

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Animal Rights Group Gets Anti-Fur Message Across In Town Centre

March 10, 2015 at 12:00 pm Comments are Disabled

AN anti-fur message was relayed in The Square on Monday morning as members of the group Animal Rights Action Network (ARAN) displayed representations of animal carcasses after they have been stripped of their fur. ARAN’s presence in The Square was part of national tour to bring attention to the cruelty associated with […]

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Ferris Calls For Stop To Home Repossessions As 175 Orders Lodged In Kerry Last Year

Ferris Calls For Stop To Home Repossessions As 175 Orders Lodged In Kerry Last Year

March 10, 2015 at 11:44 am Comments are Disabled

SINN Féin North Kerry/West Limerick TD, Martin Ferris has called on Kerry’s government TDs to do more to stop home repossessions following reports yesterday  that 175 civil bills had been lodged while 33 repossession orders were granted in Kerry up to January 1st this year (see graphics below). “Government policy is facilitating the repossession of Family Homes […]

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VIDEO: Tralee Film Set To Appear At Cannes Film Festival

VIDEO: Tralee Film Set To Appear At Cannes Film Festival

March 10, 2015 at 10:57 am Comments are Disabled

A TRALEE film producer is currently preparing to head to the famous Cannes Film Festival for the second year running. Bertie Brosnan, a local film-maker here in town, will take his ‘Sineater’ film to the festival which is one of the most widely recognised and prestigious film festivals in the world which […]

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And They’re Off…€18,000 In Prize Money For Castle Bar’s ‘Cheltenham Rollover’

And They’re Off…€18,000 In Prize Money For Castle Bar’s ‘Cheltenham Rollover’

March 10, 2015 at 10:51 am Comments are Disabled

CHELTENHAM has arrived and  while many pubs and bookies will see a surge in business, one Rock Street hostelry becomes the hub of activity for the week. It has almost become a tradition for many punters in town to converge on The Castle Bar where their ‘Cheltenham Rollover’ is the highlight of […]

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Listowel And Kilmoyley Kids Look For Your Votes in ‘Doodle 4 Google’ Competition

Listowel And Kilmoyley Kids Look For Your Votes in ‘Doodle 4 Google’ Competition

March 10, 2015 at 9:42 am Comments are Disabled

THREE Kerry children have made it into the final stage of voting in Google’s ‘Doodle 4 Google’ competition with online voting opening to the public open from March 9. Mikey Corridon from Scoil Naomh Eirc (Group 1) Kilmoyley along Colm O’Sullivan (Group 1) from the same school are joined by Jane Flanagan, Convent […]

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VIDEO: Amazing Footage Of Kerry As Photographer Looks To ‘Kickstart’ New Book

VIDEO: Amazing Footage Of Kerry As Photographer Looks To ‘Kickstart’ New Book

March 10, 2015 at 9:26 am Comments are Disabled

A KERRY photographer is looking to fundraise the cost of his new book which is set to feature stunning photographs of the west coast of Ireland. And he’s also made a video (below) that will stop you in your tracks it’s so beautiful. The book will be called ‘Atlantic Light’ […]

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Gardaí Investigate Series Of Burglaries In Tralee

Gardaí Investigate Series Of Burglaries In Tralee

March 9, 2015 at 2:38 pm Comments are Disabled

GARDAÍ are investigating a series of burglaries in the Spa Road/Balloonagh area of town on Thursday/Friday, March 5-6. The four break-ins occurred between 9pm and 5am in the morning and mobile phones, medication, small amounts of cash were among the items taken by the thief or thieves. The person(s) entered the houses via unlocked […]

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IT Tralee Set To Host ‘Food 4 Thought’ Event

IT Tralee Set To Host ‘Food 4 Thought’ Event

March 9, 2015 at 2:20 pm Comments are Disabled

The Hotel Culinary Arts and Tourism Department (HCT) of the IT Tralee are preparing to host their ‘Food 4 Thought’ event on Wednesday, March 25 at the North Campus from 10am to 3pm. The event which is now in its third year will feature a series of workshops and demonstrations […]

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Irish Cancer Society Appeals To Kerry Businesses For Daffodil Day

Irish Cancer Society Appeals To Kerry Businesses For Daffodil Day

March 9, 2015 at 10:50 am Comments are Disabled

  BUSINESSES in Kerry are being asked to play a part in this year’s upcoming Daffodil Day which this year is set to take place on Friday, March 27. The Irish Cancer Society along with Dell Ireland are hoping that more businesses in Kerry and members of the public around the […]

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PHOTOS: Rugby Club Holds Race Night To Raise Funds For Lights

PHOTOS: Rugby Club Holds Race Night To Raise Funds For Lights

March 9, 2015 at 10:42 am Comments are Disabled

O’DONNELL’S at Mounthawk played host to a Race Night in aid of Tralee Rugby Club on Friday. Tralee RFC are raising funds to replace the floodlights which were stolen from their grounds last November. Speaking at the event, Jeremy Walsh, Chairman of Tralee RFC said; “Rugby’s a game that’s played in the […]

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Kerry Cork Health Link Bus To Feature On RTE Radio 1 Show

Kerry Cork Health Link Bus To Feature On RTE Radio 1 Show

March 9, 2015 at 9:42 am Comments are Disabled

THE Kerry Cancer Support Group’s Kerry Cork Health Link Bus literally caught the eye of journalist Brian O’Connell last week which will result in the service being featured on the Sean O’Rourke Show on RTE Radio 1 on Tuesday morning. Mr O’Connell saw the service while out and about in Cork and […]

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Flemby National school with there new Active Schools Flag. Photo by Gavin O'Connor.

PHOTOS: Flemby’s Fighting Fit As Active Flag Is Raised At The School

March 8, 2015 at 12:09 pm Comments are Disabled

  A MILESTONE was reached by the 21-pupil, two teacher Flemby National School in Ballymacelligott on Thursday when they raised their new Active School Flag. The Active School Flag award recognises schools that strive to achieve a physically educated and active school community. Flemby National School is a two teacher co-educational school, […]

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Kerry County Council Writer in Residence, Maire Holmes with Gaelcholáiste Chiarraí students at the poetry writing session to mark World Book Day in Kerry County Library were, from left: Jade Ni Bhriainmanns, Kayleigh Ni Fhinn, Tamzin Ni Bhriain, Mebhni Ni Mhaoldomhnaigh, Laoise Ni Dhulchaiontigh, Alana Eviston. Photo by Gavin O'Connor.

PHOTOS: Gaelcholáiste Students Get Creative Juices Flowing For World Book Day

March 8, 2015 at 12:07 pm Comments are Disabled

TO mark World Book Day, the Writer in Residence with Kerry County Council, Máire Holmes, conducted a poetry writing session in Kerry County library with a class from Gaelcholáiste Chiarraí on Thursday. With the backing of Kerry County Council and the Arts Council, the area of creative writing both Irish […]

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Tralee Bay Wetlands Makes Shortlist For Award

Tralee Bay Wetlands Makes Shortlist For Award

March 8, 2015 at 11:50 am Comments are Disabled

  HAVING made yet another television appearance last week when featured on the TG4 show ‘Duiche’, it’s another excellent end to the week this week for Tralee Bay Wetlands. The centre has been made the shortlist for ‘Best in a Marine & Coastal Environment’ category by the Irish Responsible Tourism Awards. […]

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Tralee College To Hold Information Evening

Tralee College To Hold Information Evening

March 8, 2015 at 11:49 am Comments are Disabled

  AN information evening on ‘Student Universal Support Ireland’ (SUSI)  grants will be held at the ‘Kerry College of Further Education’ (KCFE)  in Clash, Tralee on Thursday March 12, in three sessions 4.30pm, 5.30.pm and 6.30pm. The event is being held in co-operation with Kerry Education & Training Board and Kerry Citizens […]

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Memorabilia From Baseball Legend With A Tralee Link Sold For €200K At US Auction

Memorabilia From Baseball Legend With A Tralee Link Sold For €200K At US Auction

March 7, 2015 at 2:00 pm Comments are Disabled

THE memorabilia of a baseball legend and ‘hall of famer’ who has ties to Tralee went under the hammer at a US auction fetching $224,039 (about €200,000) last weekend. If someone were to say to you ‘The Duke of Tralee’ you would probably imagine a man from old landed aristocracy and not […]

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