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VIDEO: See Spielberg Classics For Free On The Big Screen In Town Park

VIDEO: See Spielberg Classics For Free On The Big Screen In Town Park

July 7, 2015 at 4:02 pm Comments are Disabled

TRALEE Town Park will host fantastic free nights of movie entertainment as ‘Summer Open Air Cinema’ comes to town on Friday, July 17 and again on Saturday, August 22. Steven Spielberg’s classics ‘Raiders Of The Lost Ark’ and ‘Close Encounters’ will be the movies screened in Tralee but other locations in the county will […]

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Householders To Be Asked By Council How They Dump Their Rubbish

Householders To Be Asked By Council How They Dump Their Rubbish

July 7, 2015 at 3:13 pm Comments are Disabled

KERRY County Council  will have the power to go door to door to ask every householder how they dispose of their waste from next July if legislation is passed. The issue arose at the Tralee Municipal District meeting of Kerry County Council on Monday, where Cllr Norma Foley asked the Council […]

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Cllrs Want All Tralee WW1 Dead To Be Honoured On Controversial Monument

Cllrs Want All Tralee WW1 Dead To Be Honoured On Controversial Monument

July 7, 2015 at 11:48 am Comments are Disabled

TRALEE councillors have agreed that they would like to change the wording on the new Ballymullen monument which has caused controversy in recent weeks. A local resident raised objections that there was no public consultation with the public prior to erecting a monument to a British Army regiment, the Royal Munster […]

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Social Welfare

Increase In Tralee Jobless Last Month

July 7, 2015 at 10:21 am Comments are Disabled

THE number of people signing on in Tralee has seen a large increase in the month of June with 184 more people joining the Live Register to bring the total figure to 5,609. This brought a halt to the two month of April-May that had seen a consistent decrease in the numbers […]

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Philadelphia rose  Maria Walsh, Texas rose Cindy Crowell and Kentucky rose Claire Curran   at the Kerrygold International Rose Ball at the Rose of Tralee Festival Dome on Friday night.  Picture: Eye Focus

Rose Ball Set To Be Another Sell-Out Success

July 6, 2015 at 5:03 pm Comments are Disabled

  THE most glamorous night in Tralee’s social calendar is the Rose of Tralee International Rose Ball and tickets are now on sale for the event which takes place on Friday, August 14. Preceded by a champagne reception, the award-winning Brook Catering will once again serve up a feast fit […]

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21 Burglaries In Kerry During The Past Week

21 Burglaries In Kerry During The Past Week

July 6, 2015 at 3:00 pm Comments are Disabled

  THERE were 21 burglaries around Kerry in the past week according to Gardaí who described it as a very high figure. The burglaries occurred all over Kerry and Gardaí are looking for the public’s help regarding two incidents in Tralee. On Wednesday, July 1, between 4.30am and 5am the Tralee Furniture […]

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PHOTOS: Social Media Gave Us Some Great Images From Yesterday’s Match

PHOTOS: Social Media Gave Us Some Great Images From Yesterday’s Match

July 6, 2015 at 1:03 pm Comments are Disabled

There were some fantastic photos taken yesterday on social media to do with the match. Here’s a look at what you GAA fans were posting…  It certainly was a beautiful day for some real GAA sporting action, and we can do it all again in two weeks time. The rivalry was certainly […]

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Lauryn, Alan and Paudie Hobbert with Tim Foley in Fitzgerald Stadium before the start of the Kerry v Cork game on Sunday. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Kerry Fans Enjoy A Thriller In The Killarney Sunshine

July 6, 2015 at 10:19 am Comments are Disabled

THERE was incredible support for Kerry yesterday in Killarney. They easily outnumbered the Cork supporters in the 35,000 crowd and roared their hearts out as Fionn Fitzgerald sent over an equaliser to secure a replay on Saturday week in Fitzgerald Stadium. We were there for the game and captured the […]

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Part of the crowd at last years drawn Munster Final. Photo by Dermot Crean.

How Twitter Reacted To Watching #KerryvCork

July 6, 2015 at 10:16 am Comments are Disabled

EVERY Kerry GAA fan is still buzzing after yesterday’s thrilling Munster Final in Killarney. The whole country was transfixed as Fionn Fitzgerald knocked over the equaliser to set up a replay in less than two weeks time. Here’s how people watching the game reacted on Twitter… Before the game… Our […]

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PHOTOS: Hometown Hero Ensures Kerry Live To Fight Another Day

PHOTOS: Hometown Hero Ensures Kerry Live To Fight Another Day

July 5, 2015 at 5:50 pm Comments are Disabled

Kerry 2-15 Cork 3-12 BACK again in two weeks then, but only just! Fionn Fitzgerald proved the hero with an incredible equaliser to rescue a Kerry team who will be relieved to get out of jail after a rusty performance. Cork looked utterly dejected at the final whistle and  no […]

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PHOTOS: The Kerry Four Peaks Challenge Raises Over €2,000 So Far For Kerry Hospice

PHOTOS: The Kerry Four Peaks Challenge Raises Over €2,000 So Far For Kerry Hospice

July 5, 2015 at 8:58 am Comments are Disabled

  THE Kerry Four Peaks Challenge has come and gone for another year with last weekend seeing 17 local and non-local climbers take on the toughest peaks that the Kingdom has to offer over a gruelling two day period. The climbs were more than just a physical challenge for those […]

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At the Ring of Kerry Cycle in Killarney were, from left: Marian Meehan, Mairead O'Connell and Breda Dunne. Photo by Gavin O'Connor.

PHOTOS: Thousands Of Cyclists Complete The Ring On Another Special Day

July 5, 2015 at 8:47 am Comments are Disabled

THEY came from all over the country and beyond for another amazing Ring of Kerry Cycle. Thousands of cyclists set off in waves from Mission Road, Killarney, on Saturday morning, from first timers to veterans of the charity event which is now in its 31st year. The biggest one day […]

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PHOTOS: Has The Town Park Ever Looked This Good?

PHOTOS: Has The Town Park Ever Looked This Good?

July 4, 2015 at 11:11 am Comments are Disabled

YESTERDAY we brought you some images showing how good the town centre is looking at the moment. We also took some photos of the Town Park on the same day with the intention of using them in that article, but having walked into the park I realised that the town’s greatest asset […]

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Mary Bowler, Aoife O'Dowd and Claire McEvoy at the Friends of Kerry General Hospital Night At The Dogs Fundraiser on Friday night. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Big Crowds At Night At The Dogs For KGH

July 4, 2015 at 10:44 am Comments are Disabled

THE ‘Friends Of Kerry General Hospital’ held their annual fundraising night to help procure specialised equipment for use in the hospital at the Kingdom Greyhound Stadium on Friday night. There was a large attendance there for 10 high class races on the cards for spectators and entertainment for the entire family on offer. GAA fans had […]

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Kerry Woman Wins Prestigious Hairdressing Award

Kerry Woman Wins Prestigious Hairdressing Award

July 4, 2015 at 10:03 am Comments are Disabled

  A KERRY woman has scooped a top prize after being named the winner of the ‘Best Emerging Talent’ award in the ‘Photographic Best of the Best Hairdressers’ competition in Dublin last week. Twenty-one-year-old Maire Johnson from Ballydavid in Dingle, was awarded the title at the ceremony by a judging panel made of up […]

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New Classrooms And ASD Units Approved For Scoil Eoin

New Classrooms And ASD Units Approved For Scoil Eoin

July 3, 2015 at 5:02 pm Comments are Disabled

SCOIL Eoin, Balloonagh, has been added to the approval list for the additional accommodation grant for the construction of two ASD Units and six mainstream classrooms. It was part of an announcement by the Department of Education that five Kerry schools are to be added to the list of approvals for […]

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Cliff Is Coming Back To Kerry

Cliff Is Coming Back To Kerry

July 3, 2015 at 4:06 pm Comments are Disabled

  HE’S one of the best known British popstars of the past 60 years and he’s on the way back to Kerry this September. Cliff Richard will celebrate his 75th birthday with a tour that takes in the INEC on Saturday, September 26, his first show there since 2009. The man has […]

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Fianna Fáil Leader Meets The Public On Tralee Walkabout

Fianna Fáil Leader Meets The Public On Tralee Walkabout

July 3, 2015 at 3:50 pm Comments are Disabled

MICHEÁL Martin was out and about in Tralee on Thursday as the Fianna Fáil party gears up for next year’s general election. While his predecessor was being grilled at the banking inquiry in Dublin about the economic crisis which brought the country to its knees, the current party leader looked relaxed on a sunny […]

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Denny Street.

PHOTOS: Colourful Efforts Leave The Town Centre In Bloom

July 3, 2015 at 12:01 pm Comments are Disabled

IT was disappointing to see the despicable dumping that went on in the Mart grounds this week, especially in the light of the efforts of the people at Team Bramble. The group has been working tirelessly over the past few months making the town look great, helped by the local Tidy […]

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Government’s €250m Plan For South West To Create 40,000 Jobs In Five Years

Government’s €250m Plan For South West To Create 40,000 Jobs In Five Years

July 3, 2015 at 10:38 am Comments are Disabled

THE Government has launched a ‘South West Action Plan for Jobs’ as part of its €250m regional jobs strategy with the aim of creating 40,000 jobs over the next five years. The South West Plan will cover the Kerry/Cork Region and will target sectors of the economy such as agri-food, tourism, life […]

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Donaghy, Barry John And O’Donoghue To Lead The Attack For Kerry

Donaghy, Barry John And O’Donoghue To Lead The Attack For Kerry

July 2, 2015 at 8:58 pm Comments are Disabled

DAVID Moran returns in midfield, Colm Cooper won’t start, but James O’Donoghue does, as the Kerry team to face Cork on Sunday was announced tonight. There are five changes to the team that faced Tipperary back in June in the semi-final. Stephen O’Brien and Donnchadh Walsh get the start ahead of […]

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At the cahrity table quiz in aid of CROSS  charity and cancer research were from left: Sinead Kelleher, Joanne Allman and Kathleen Reidy. Photo by Gavin O'Connor.

PHOTOS: Joanne’s Table Quiz Is First Step In €3,000 Charity Goal

July 2, 2015 at 3:16 pm Comments are Disabled

THE first part of an epic fundraising effort for cancer research began on Thursday night with a table quiz in the Mall Tavern. In September, Ballymac woman, Joanne Allman, will take part in a 1,000k cycle along the Wild Atlantic Way as part of an effort to raise €3,000 for Cancer […]

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VIDEO: New Trailer For Steve Jobs Biopic Shows This Is Fassbender’s Biggest Role Yet

VIDEO: New Trailer For Steve Jobs Biopic Shows This Is Fassbender’s Biggest Role Yet

July 2, 2015 at 2:54 pm Comments are Disabled

THE new official trailer for Michael Fassbender’s upcoming ‘Steve Jobs’ biopic hit the internet on Wednesday and it looks like it could be one of the Kerry man’s biggest and best roles yet, judging by the clip (below). Following on from the teaser trailer in May, where we only got a […]

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First Six Months Of 2015 Sees 27% Increase In New Car Sales In Kerry

First Six Months Of 2015 Sees 27% Increase In New Car Sales In Kerry

July 2, 2015 at 2:33 pm Comments are Disabled

THE first six months of this year has seen an increase of over 27% in new car sales in Kerry compared to the same period last year with 1,810 units sold, up from 1,415. Kerry saw an increase of over 20% in new car sales last month on the June 2014 figure, according […]

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PHOTOS: Disgraceful Dumping On Grounds Of The Mart

PHOTOS: Disgraceful Dumping On Grounds Of The Mart

July 2, 2015 at 11:36 am Comments are Disabled

A LARGE amount of refuse waste has been found dumped in an area of Tralee and has caused outrage amongst local volunteers who are part of the extensive clean up efforts taking place here in the town. The waste was found near the back of the Mart in Mounthawk. Team […]

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IDA Chief To Give Business Talk In Tralee This Friday

IDA Chief To Give Business Talk In Tralee This Friday

July 2, 2015 at 9:54 am Comments are Disabled

THE CEO of the IDA will be speaking to members of the local business community in town later this week in the Imperial Hotel on Denny Street at 1pm on Friday, July 3. The Abbeydorney native will talk at lunchtime meeting that has been organised by the Tralee Chamber Alliance […]

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PHOTOS: The Kerry Four Peaks Challenge Raises Over €2,000 So Far For Kerry Hospice

PHOTOS: The Kerry Four Peaks Challenge Raises Over €2,000 So Far For Kerry Hospice

July 2, 2015 at 9:49 am Comments are Disabled

  THE Kerry Four Peaks Challenge has come and gone for another year with last weekend seeing 17 local and non-local climbers take on the toughest peaks that the Kingdom has to offer over a gruelling two day period. The climbs were more than just a physical challenge for those […]

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Tommy Walsh, looks to make a pass with Cork's Eoin Cadogan in hot pursuit. Photo by Gavin O'Connor.

Good Value On The Train For Those Heading For Killarney On Sunday

July 1, 2015 at 3:32 pm Comments are Disabled

  TRAVELLING by train could be a pretty cheap option for Tralee folk going to the Munster Final in Killarney between Kerry and Cork this Sunday. Irish Rail, are offering a price of less than €10 return from Tralee when you book online. They have also laid on additional services especially for the […]

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Rian O'Sullivan signing a three year deal at Brighton and Hove Albion.

Dynamos Player Signs Three Year Deal With Championship Side

July 1, 2015 at 2:37 pm Comments are Disabled

  A FORMER Tralee Dynamos player has put pen to paper on a three year deal at Championship side Brighton and Hove Albion. Rian O’Sullivan from Camp, who has just recently completed his junior cert in Mercy Mounthawk, will now set his sights on a career in football at a […]

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Trip To Milan Up For Grabs At Ladies Day In Killarney

July 1, 2015 at 2:18 pm Comments are Disabled

  WOMEN from all over the county will be flocking to Killarney Racecourse later this month with a chance of a trip for two to Milan up for grabs for the winner. Celebrities attending the Dawn Milk Ladies Day at the Killarney Races on Thursday, July 16 will include Glenda Gilson, of TV3’s […]

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