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A group enjoying refreshments at the Tralee International Resource Centre's Family Intercultural Evening. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: An Evening Of Culture, Food And Music At Tralee International Resource Centre

July 23, 2016 at 10:57 am Comments are Disabled

ALL nationalities led to Tralee International Resource Centre on Friday for a  free family intercultural evening of music and food at their centre in Boherbee. According to TIRC’s Co-ordinator, Mary Carroll; “We are delighted to be hosting this event to bring different cultures and nationalities together.  TIRC’s aim is to support […]

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The Kerry Protestant Hall on Ashe Street. Photo by Gavin O'Connor.

A Historical Building On Ashe Street Has Been Sold

July 23, 2016 at 10:56 am 1 comment

THE Kerry Protestant Hall building on Ashe Street has been sold. The KPH building, located directly across the street from the Courthouse, was built in the 1860s. One of the structure’s most eye-catching features is the clock that hangs over the entrance. The sale went through in recent months to a Cork businessman. Just last week, […]

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Former Tralee Resident Arrested In Connection With Paedophile Network

Former Tralee Resident Arrested In Connection With Paedophile Network

July 22, 2016 at 3:55 pm Comments are Disabled

  A POLISH national, who spent a number of years living and working in Tralee, has been arrested in connection with an international network of paedophiles. The man  was arrested along with 15 other men in Poland suspected to be part of a network of more than 750 paedophiles who shared […]

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Kerry Association London Looks For Kerry Person Of The Year Nominations

Kerry Association London Looks For Kerry Person Of The Year Nominations

July 22, 2016 at 1:46 pm Comments are Disabled

THE Kerry Association London have opened nominations to the public to select the 2016 Kerry Person of the Year. The committee selected London-based business man and Ballyduff native, Gerry Rochford, as last year’s winner. The committee are looking for nominations for people who have made a massive contribution to their […]

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Star Of ‘The Wire’ To Go Into Hotel Management In Glin Castle

Star Of ‘The Wire’ To Go Into Hotel Management In Glin Castle

July 22, 2016 at 1:18 pm Comments are Disabled

THE star of hit TV series The Wire and The Affair is to go into a new career as a hotel manager in Glin, just over the Kerry border. Dominic West and his wife Catherine Lynch are turning Glin Castle, the ancestral home of the Knights of Glin through the […]

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Council To Unveil Details Of Denny Site Plans Next Week

Council To Unveil Details Of Denny Site Plans Next Week

July 22, 2016 at 1:04 pm Comments are Disabled

KERRY County Council will launch the first phase of public consultation on the future use of the former Denny Bacon Factory site  next week. EU funding of €1.5m has been sanctioned for the redevelopment of the 2.3 acre site which is now in the ownership of Kerry County Council after it was […]

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Weather Isn’t That Bad For Weekend, But There Will Be Showers

Weather Isn’t That Bad For Weekend, But There Will Be Showers

July 22, 2016 at 12:18 pm Comments are Disabled

THE weather isn’t looking too bad for the weekend here in Kerry, even though there will be showers over the next three days. After the initial rain and drizzle, today is supposed to brighten up this afternoon with good sunny spells in all parts  interspersed with the odd passing shower. Highest temperatures will be […]

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Explosion At Laharn Station Caused This Morning’s Power Cut Across The County

Explosion At Laharn Station Caused This Morning’s Power Cut Across The County

July 22, 2016 at 11:12 am Comments are Disabled

AN explosion at a power station on the outskirts of Tralee caused the major power outage across the county this morning. About 50,000 people around the county in Tralee, Killarney, Dingle, west Kerry and south Kerry were without power from just after 9am. The ESB are carrying out a full investigation […]

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A Tralee Woman Wins Best Dressed Lady At Dublin Horse Show

A Tralee Woman Wins Best Dressed Lady At Dublin Horse Show

July 21, 2016 at 4:58 pm Comments are Disabled

A TRALEE lady has won the Best Dressed Lady at the Dublin Horse Show this afternoon in a win for the whole of Kerry. Claire Murphy was wearing a Carol Kennelly (Tralee) Millinery headpiece and a Tina Griffin (Killorglin) designed dress making her dressed head to toe in Kerry designs. Claire has won a […]

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Walkers setting off at the start of the Jamie Wrenn Walk on Saturday morning. Photo by Dermot Crean

Jamie Wrenn Walk To Take Place This Saturday

July 21, 2016 at 4:31 pm Comments are Disabled

FINAL preparations are being made for an annual charity event in memory of a great fundraiser. The Jamie Wrenn Walk, in aid of Recovery Haven, is an event which has raised tens of thousands for charity over the past six years and organisers are hoping people support it again when it takes […]

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Update On Debenhams Ireland Survival Plan Put Back To August

Update On Debenhams Ireland Survival Plan Put Back To August

July 21, 2016 at 3:08 pm Comments are Disabled

AN update on the survival of the 11 Debenhams stores in Ireland, including the one in Manor West Retail Park, was put back to next month at the High Court yesterday. In May, Debenhams Retail Ireland Limited (DRIL) applied for court protection after the Debenhams UK withdrew financial support. In June the […]

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Tralee Woman Takes On Her Latest Marathon Challenge For Hospital

Tralee Woman Takes On Her Latest Marathon Challenge For Hospital

July 21, 2016 at 11:59 am 1 comment

A TRALEE woman who ran 12 marathons in eight months in aid of a hospital last month is to run two in just over a day in September. Brenda Doody from Curraheen will run two miles in 26 different counties in a 26-hour period on September 24 to raise funds for the […]

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Transfer Of Lands For Fenit Amenity Trail To Be Completed Within Weeks

Transfer Of Lands For Fenit Amenity Trail To Be Completed Within Weeks

July 20, 2016 at 5:48 pm Comments are Disabled

THE CIE and Kerry County Council are nearing agreement regarding the transfer of lands to Council ownership for the Fenit Amenity Trail. The Fenit Amenity Trail aims to provide a walkway/cycleway from Tralee all the way to Fenit on the old disused railway line. After a motion from Sinn Féin […]

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Closing Date Nears For Entries To Tri Kingdom Come Triathlon

Closing Date Nears For Entries To Tri Kingdom Come Triathlon

July 20, 2016 at 4:23 pm Comments are Disabled

IT’S the final countdown for Tralee Triathlon club’s Tri Kingdom Come Triathlon which takes place on Saturday, July 30th in Fenit. Entries are now flying in daily for the fun event which will attract athletes from across the county and further afield. Closing date for registration is next Thursday, July […]

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Kerry County Council buildings in Rathass.

Councillors Approve Plans To Build Homes For Elderly And Disabled At Killeen

July 20, 2016 at 3:38 pm Comments are Disabled

COUNCILLORS voted by seven votes to one to give the go-ahead for a development of 21 houses for the elderly and people with disabilities at Killeen, Oakpark. The matter came up for consideration at the meeting of Tralee Municipal District councillors on Monday. Before the meeting, representatives of residents in the […]

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Return To Two-Way System On Denny Street To Go Ahead Soon

Return To Two-Way System On Denny Street To Go Ahead Soon

July 20, 2016 at 2:00 pm Comments are Disabled

PLANS for two way traffic to return on Denny Street have received the go ahead along with a number of other changes to Tralee town centre at the meeting of Tralee Municipal District on Tuesday. There has been considerable opposition over the loss of 66 car spaces on Denny Street and the effect […]

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At the launch of the Turner's Bar Invitational Cup tournament were Ernie Henderson (Gardaí), Mossie McGaley (Borg Warner), Micheal Ladden, Brian McCarthy (Dunnes Stores), Aidan Turner (sponsor), Claude Casey (Tesco), David Hughes (Dunnes Stores), Seamus Deady (Dunnes Stores), Tony Neary (Dunnes Stores) and Thomas Sugrue (Garda Station). Photo by Dermot Crean

Staff From Hospitals, Gardaí, Supermarkets And More To Compete For Soccer Trophy

July 20, 2016 at 12:05 pm Comments are Disabled

A FEAST of soccer for a great cause will take place at the end of the month where teams from companies, hospitals and the Gardaí will compete for the inaugural Turner’s Bar Invitational Cup. Twelve teams will take part in the tournament over one day on Sunday, July 31 at the ITT […]

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Call For Something To Be Done About Thefts From Graves At Rath Cemetery

Call For Something To Be Done About Thefts From Graves At Rath Cemetery

July 20, 2016 at 10:26 am Comments are Disabled

THERE was a call for something to be done about thefts of items from graves at Rath Cemetery at the meeting of Tralee Municipal District councillors on Tuesday. Cllr Toireasa Ferris asked the Council if anything can be done as it was causing heartache for families to see memorials go […]

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The cheque handover from the Castleisland Vintage Rally to Kerry Cancer Support Group Kerry Cork Link Bus. Photp by Gavin O'Connor.

Vintage Rally Raises Thousands In Aid Of KCSG

July 19, 2016 at 5:21 pm Comments are Disabled

CASTLEISLAND Vintage Rally have raised over €4,600 in aid of Kerry Cancer Support Group-Kerry/Cork Health Link Bus. Main organiser Noel O’Connor and committee members from the Castleisland Vintage Run held their annual vintage tractor and car run on July 12. The run made €4,661.15 with all the proceeds going to Kerry […]

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The former Console building in the McCauley Centre in Baloonach

Console Charity Owed Thousands In Unpaid Rent To Diocese Of Kerry

July 19, 2016 at 5:03 pm Comments are Disabled

THE charity Console owed €12,500 in rent to the McAuley Centre in Balloonagh according to an unpublished dossier presented to interim CEO, David Hall, the night before the charity’s liquidation in the high court last week. The building is owned by the Catholic Diocese of Kerry and is on the same grounds as Scoil Eoin […]

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Kerry Circuit Court.

Council Vows To Fight To Keep Courts Services In Town Centre

July 19, 2016 at 4:37 pm 1 comment

THE Mayor of Tralee called on his fellow councillors and council management to do all they can to keep the court sittings at Tralee Courthouse. The Courts Service proposes to construct a new courthouse on an alternative site to the building on Ashe Street and a State-owned property at Ballymullen is […]

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Car Stolen From Tralee Estate Found Abandoned On Inch Beach

Car Stolen From Tralee Estate Found Abandoned On Inch Beach

July 19, 2016 at 3:23 pm Comments are Disabled

A CAR which was reported stolen from an estate in Tralee on Sunday has been found at Inch Beach. A woman parked her car at Hawley Park at 12noon on Sunday but when she returned at 5pm the car was gone. Yesterday, the grey Seat Leon hatchback was found abandoned at Inch […]

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Number Of Tralee Jobless Rises While Live Register Across The County Falls

Number Of Tralee Jobless Rises While Live Register Across The County Falls

July 19, 2016 at 2:55 pm Comments are Disabled

THERE were 93 more people in Tralee on the live register in June compared to May according to latest Live Register figures. While across the county there are 49 less (10,661) claiming unemployment assistance, Tralee (5,054) accounts for almost half of the total in Kerry. In Killarney the number of those on the live register has […]

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The lisloose well in Sunday's Well after work by Kerry County Council. Photo by Gavin O'Connor.

Council Says Stonework Removed From Protected Structure Was Not Part Of Original Well

July 19, 2016 at 2:37 pm 2 comments

KERRY County Council has replied to accusations that they destroyed part of a protected structure yesterday. At Tralee Municipal District meeting this morning, Sinn Fein councillors asked why the stone arch on a protected structure was removed at Sunday’s Well on Monday, but the Council said the stonework was not part […]

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Tralee Team Enjoys Experience Of A Lifetime In Taiwan

Tralee Team Enjoys Experience Of A Lifetime In Taiwan

July 19, 2016 at 9:10 am Comments are Disabled

Chairman of Tralee International Games Committee, Michael Culloty, describes the Tralee team’s experience at the Games last week… The 50th International Children’s Games and Cultural Festival in New Taipei City, Taiwan provided 23 Kerry athletes, their coaches and travelling supporters with what can only be described as the experience of […]

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Did You Get Engaged On Banna Beach Last Night?

Did You Get Engaged On Banna Beach Last Night?

July 18, 2016 at 5:07 pm Comments are Disabled

SUNSET on Banna beach is always beautiful, but one man thought it might be the perfect setting to ask a serious question. Sarah Linehan from Lixnaw was out at the beach at about 9.30pm last night and took this shot (below) of a man on bended knee with a woman. He […]

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FEXCO Founder Honoured With Civic Reception

FEXCO Founder Honoured With Civic Reception

July 18, 2016 at 4:49 pm Comments are Disabled

A BUSINESSMAN who has done so much for Kerry was honoured with a civic reception at Kerry County Council today. Brian McCarthy, founder of FEXCO which employs hundreds of people in the county, received the honour where he was praised by councillors for his contribution to the county over the […]

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Gardaí Investigate After Car Stolen From Tralee Estate

Gardaí Investigate After Car Stolen From Tralee Estate

July 18, 2016 at 3:52 pm Comments are Disabled

GARDAI are investigating the theft of a car from an estate in Tralee. The incident occurred yesterday, Sunday, July 17 at Hawley Park. A woman parked her car there at 12noon but when she returned at 5pm the car was gone. The car is a grey Seat Leon hatchback with a […]

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Thieves Steal Cash After Breaking Into Tralee Fast Food Business

Thieves Steal Cash After Breaking Into Tralee Fast Food Business

July 18, 2016 at 3:14 pm Comments are Disabled

GARDAI are investigating two break-ins in Tralee last week, one at a home and the other in a business on Castle Street. On Thursday, July 14, Raja’s Kebab House was broken into between 4.20am and 4pm on Thursday, July 14. The float from the cash register was stolen. Continued below… On […]

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Gardaí Seek Public’s Help After Man Assaulted In Tralee

Gardaí Seek Public’s Help After Man Assaulted In Tralee

July 18, 2016 at 2:58 pm Comments are Disabled

GARDAI are asking for the public’s help after assaults in Tralee and Castleisland. A man was assaulted in the Abbey car park at approximately 2.10am last night/this morning. Two men knocked another man to the ground and assaulted him causing head injuries. Gardaí are seeking witnesses to the incident to contact them […]

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