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A selection of 'Best Buisness' winners at the Tidy Tralee Awards. Photo by Gavin O'Connor.

PHOTOS: Tidy Tralee Presents Top Prizes At Awards Night

October 13, 2015 at 12:51 pm Comments are Disabled

ALL the hard work came to fruition for the tidiest estates, gardens and businesses in Tralee on Monday night. The Tidy Tralee Awards were held in the Fels Point Hotel with prizes across five categories heading to all corners of the town. This year, volunteers in Tralee have once again made great […]

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Holy Family school children, Maria and Anna Draghici, with Gnr James Power and Sgt Chris Hore. Photo by Gavin O'Connor.

PHOTOS: Holy Family And Listellick Schools Receive 1916 Centenary Tricolours From The Army

October 13, 2015 at 10:42 am Comments are Disabled

HOLY Family National School and Listellick NS both received tricolours from the army to mark the 100th year commemoration of the 1916 rising next year. Sergeant Chris Hoare and Gunner James Power of the Irish Army, delivered tricolurs and a copy of the proclamation of independence to pupils from both school. […]

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Tralee Triathlon Club To Hold Information Evening To Attract New Members

Tralee Triathlon Club To Hold Information Evening To Attract New Members

October 13, 2015 at 10:25 am Comments are Disabled

THE TRALEE TRIATHLON Club is inviting members of the public to attend an information evening to encourage new members to sign up and become official triathletes. The club is calling anyone to come along and attend the evening which will take place at The Meadowlands Hotel this Wednesday, October 14 at […]

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KGH Advises Non-Urgent Patients To See Their GP Where Appropriate Or Face Significant Delays

KGH Advises Non-Urgent Patients To See Their GP Where Appropriate Or Face Significant Delays

October 13, 2015 at 10:01 am Comments are Disabled

KERRY General Hospital is reporting an increased level of activity and the hospital is advising that non-urgent patients may now experience significant delays. “Hospital management are requesting that, where appropriate, the public contact their GP in the first instance and explore all other options available to them prior to attending the […]

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Former Kerry Star Joins Eamonn Fitzmaurice’s Backroom Team

Former Kerry Star Joins Eamonn Fitzmaurice’s Backroom Team

October 12, 2015 at 7:43 pm Comments are Disabled

FORMER Kerry All-Ireland winner, Liam Hassett, has joined the Kerry senior team set-up as a selector. The news comes as Eamonn Fitzmaurice announced his backroom team, where Padraig Corcoran is named as the new Trainer/Selector. The Dingle club man trained the Kerry minor team in 2010 and 2011 as a member of Pat […]

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Van Damaged In Car Park As Owner Attended Bingo

Van Damaged In Car Park As Owner Attended Bingo

October 12, 2015 at 4:04 pm Comments are Disabled

GARDAÍ are investigating a case of criminal damage to a car last week. A white Fiat Doblo van was parked in the car park of John Mitchels GAA clubhouse on the John Joe Sheehy road on Wednesday evening, October 7. When the owner came out from playing bingo in the […]

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Gardaí Investigate Attempted Break-In At Rock Street Bar

Gardaí Investigate Attempted Break-In At Rock Street Bar

October 12, 2015 at 3:22 pm Comments are Disabled

GARDAÍ in Tralee are investigating an attempted break-in of a bar in Rock Street, along with a number of other incidents in Tralee over the past week. An attempt to break into The Shebeen Bar on Rock Street was made between midnight on Thursday, October 9 and 7.30am on Friday morning. […]

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John Joe Fitzgerald from Listowel, Co. Kerry has won €40,000 on last Saturdays (10th October 2015) National Lottery Winning Streak game show on RTE.  Pictured here at the presentation of the winning cheques were from left to right: Marty Whelan, Winning Streak game show co-host; Carmel Kehoe, the winning participant who played on behalf of her brother John Joe Fitzgerald; John Joe Fitzgerald, the winning recipient; Harry Cooke, Head of Corporate Affairs at the National Lottery who made the presentation and Sinead Kennedy Winning Streak game show co-host. The winning ticket was bought from Garvey’s Supervalu, Listowel, Co.Kerry. Pic: Mac Innes Photography.

Listowel Man Wins €40,000 On Winning Streak

October 12, 2015 at 2:23 pm Comments are Disabled

A LISTOWEL man had a good Saturday night when he won €40,000 on the Winning Streak TV show.   John Joe Fitzgerald (55) from Greenville, Listowel, chose his sister Carmel Kehoe to represent him on the show. Carmel lives on a farm in North Wexford with her husband, Miley Kehoe. […]

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Man Who Died In Fenit Fire Was Much-Loved Retired Priest

Man Who Died In Fenit Fire Was Much-Loved Retired Priest

October 12, 2015 at 1:08 pm 1 comment

  THERE is a sense of shock in Fenit at the death of Fr. Gearoid Ó Donnchadha in a fire in the early hours of Monday morning. The well-known an much-loved man was a huge figure in the Fenit community, actively promoting many projects in Fenit and beyond, including the statue of […]

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New Community Responders Scheme To Be Set Up In Tralee

New Community Responders Scheme To Be Set Up In Tralee

October 12, 2015 at 12:27 pm 1 comment

TRALEE is to get a new ‘Community Responder Scheme’ (CFR) to assist the Ambulance Service in various life threatening emergencies. The scheme will be made up entirely of volunteers living or working within the coverage area who will be on a roster system. The scheme will be reliant entirely on public support and […]

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PHOTOS: Gardaí And Na Gaeil Ladies Raise Cash For Red Cross

PHOTOS: Gardaí And Na Gaeil Ladies Raise Cash For Red Cross

October 12, 2015 at 11:47 am Comments are Disabled

MEMBERS of the Kerry Garda Síochána and Na Gaeil GAA ladies took part in the tenth  ‘Carmel O’Connor Memorial Shield’ match on Saturday, all for a good cause. The event, dedicated to the memory of their late Listowel-based former colleague, was held for in aid of the Tralee branch of the Irish Red Cross. Gardaí […]

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Man Dies In House Fire In Fenit

Man Dies In House Fire In Fenit

October 12, 2015 at 10:23 am Comments are Disabled

  A MAN has died in a house fire in Fenit in the early hours of this morning. At around 2am the fire broke out and the Fire Service and Gardai were dispatched to the scene. Three units of the Tralee fire brigade were at the scene and fought the […]

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Launch of the One Good Idea.
Pictured is Craoi Horgan, Adam McDonagh, Sarah Bodenham and Tiernan O'Sullivan from Ardferet Central National School, Co Kerry.
Photo Chris Bellew / Copyright Fennell Photography 2015

Ardfert Pupils Help Launch National ‘One Good Idea’ Competition

October 11, 2015 at 10:32 am Comments are Disabled

KERRY primary school puils are being asked to submit ‘One Good Idea’ to combat climate change in a competition which could win their school a cash prize. The ‘One Good Idea’ competition, was launched last week and Ardfert pupils were on hand to help give it some publicity. They were […]

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Trevor Giles Transfers Fair Green Land To Ardfert Community Council

Trevor Giles Transfers Fair Green Land To Ardfert Community Council

October 11, 2015 at 10:31 am Comments are Disabled

IT was a momentous day for Ardfert village on Friday when a significant portion of the Fair Green was transferred into the ownership of the local community council. It came about thanks to a very generous gesture from Trevor Giles of Giles Auctioneers in Tralee, whose family has owned the […]

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Tralee’s Randall Wharton Needs Your Votes For Top Blog At Running Awards

Tralee’s Randall Wharton Needs Your Votes For Top Blog At Running Awards

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

IF THERE’S ONE Tralee man that seemingly can’t stay out of the news recently, it’s Randall Wharton. The well known runner who was recently interviewed and profiled in the hugely popular ‘Runners World’ magazine (see previous article here) has now seen his blog ‘RandRuns’ nominated for the best blog award […]

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VIDEO: Castleisland Woman’s Project Teams Up With Top US TV Show

VIDEO: Castleisland Woman’s Project Teams Up With Top US TV Show

October 10, 2015 at 11:53 am Comments are Disabled

A PROJECT started by Castleisland woman Niamh Geaney and her friends has reached one of the highest echelons of TV coverage after it recently teamed up with the hugely popular US TV programme, ‘The Today Show’ on NBC. Niamh Geaney, Harry English and Terence Manzanga are the three friends behind the […]

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At the Tralee Parnells Mark Doe cookery demonstration in the Meadowlands were, from left, Front: Cian O'Neil and Jack Doyle. Back: Katie Doyle, Finnuala English, Onaigh O'Neil. Photo by Gavin O'Connor.

PHOTOS: Mark Cooks Up Some Treats At Parnells Fundraiser

October 10, 2015 at 11:51 am Comments are Disabled

THERE was another great turnout for the Tralee Parnells annual cookery demonstration last night in the Meadowlands Hotel. Mark Doe of Just Cooking cookery school in Firies cooked up some treats and gave his expert tips on the culinary arts. The evening also featured a guest speaker on preventative strategies regarding […]

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PHOTOS: Kingdom Care Hold Information And Coffee Morning

PHOTOS: Kingdom Care Hold Information And Coffee Morning

October 10, 2015 at 10:00 am Comments are Disabled

THE people at Kingdom Care held an information and coffee morning at their Tralee base on the Mart Grounds in Caherslee on Friday. The event was to raise awareness of the services they offer to people in need and to showcase the clothes and goods on sale at the shop. […]

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Coláiste Gleann Lí Receives €90,000 In Latest Sports Capital Grant Allocation

October 10, 2015 at 9:58 am Comments are Disabled

A TRALEE school is celebrating after benefitting from the latest ‘Sports Capital Programme’ grants allocation. The Clash-based Coláiste Gleann Lí post-primary school received €90,000  and means that it is the only school-based application in the entire country to receive a grant. This new influx of money will now be used by the school to help build […]

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Kerry Fire And Rescue To Hold Fire Safety Demonstration In Manor West On Sunday

Kerry Fire And Rescue To Hold Fire Safety Demonstration In Manor West On Sunday

October 9, 2015 at 3:36 pm Comments are Disabled

  MANOR WEST Retail Park will hold a fire safety demonstration this coming weekend as part of the ‘National Fire Safety Week’ campaign taking place all this week. The Kerry Fire and Rescue Service will be on the main premises this coming Sunday, October 11 from 2pm-4pm. They will be […]

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Minister Jan O'Sullivan, cuts the ribbon at the new Kerry Education Training Bored offices at the Centrepoint building on the John Joe Sheehy road. Photo by Gavin O'Connor.

PHOTOS: Minister Officially Opens Kerry ETB Offices On Tralee Visit

October 9, 2015 at 3:19 pm 1 comment

TWO of the town’s centres of education received a visit from the Minister for Education and Skills, Jan O’Sullivan, on Thursday afternoon. The Minister received a tour of the new extension of the building Kerry College of Further Education in Clash before heading to the new Kerry Education and Training Board […]

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Jacinta Wins A Trip To New York With National Lottery Competition

Jacinta Wins A Trip To New York With National Lottery Competition

October 9, 2015 at 1:19 pm Comments are Disabled

JACINTA Hobbart from Tralee, is packing her suitcases as she prepares to jet off on her dream holiday to New York with her sister Mary. The busy mum burst into tears of joy when she received news that she’d won the National Lottery’s Bigger Better Lotto Dream Holiday Competition, currently […]

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PHOTOS: Mounthawk Students Enjoy Breakfast And Raising Cash For Childline

PHOTOS: Mounthawk Students Enjoy Breakfast And Raising Cash For Childline

October 9, 2015 at 11:05 am Comments are Disabled

A GREAT fundraiser was held in Mercy Mounthawk on Friday morning to raise funds for a worthy cause. First year students sat down in the canteen area to enjoy a bowl of cereal thanks to an idea from Tori Lonergan, an LCA 2 student. “The event is to raise awareness about Childline and […]

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Donal Walsh Rooms To Open In Console Centre In Tralee

Donal Walsh Rooms To Open In Console Centre In Tralee

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

THE Console Centre has named two new counselling rooms after the late Donal Walsh. Funding for the rooms in the Balloonagh centre came from the Donal Walsh Foundation which has held a large number of fundraising activities since Donal’s passing back in May of 2013. One of the rooms will be […]

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Over 2,500 Untaxed Kerry Vehicles On Irish Roads According To Website

Over 2,500 Untaxed Kerry Vehicles On Irish Roads According To Website

October 8, 2015 at 4:44 pm Comments are Disabled

THE website MyVehicle.ie has released data revealing there are 2,585 untaxed Kerry vehicles on Irish roads.   The car history check service  has published statistics on second-hand cars to highlight the importance of conducting a thorough background check before purchasing a second-hand car. MyVehicle.ie’s statistics reveal that nearly 2,585 vehicles with […]

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Austin Stacks in the huddle before the match. Photo by Dermot Crean.

Tralee Clubs Get €245,000 In Sports Capital Grants

October 8, 2015 at 2:26 pm Comments are Disabled

  SEVEN Tralee sports clubs will receive Sports Capital Grants totalling €245,000. Labour TD, Arthur J. Spring has welcomed the government’s announcement which covers clubs in a diverse range of sports. The clubs to benefit are: • Austin Stacks Hurling & Football Club €65,000 • County Kerry Cricket Club €9,000 • […]

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Lieutenant Denis Sheahan delivers Nuachabhail National School with their tricolour to commemorate the 100 year anniversary  of the 1916 rising. Photo by Gavin O'Connor.

PHOTOS: Schools Receive Tricolours From The Army To Mark 1916 Centenary

October 8, 2015 at 11:12 am Comments are Disabled

SCOIL Nuachabháil and Flemby NS both received tricolours from the army to mark the 100 year commemoration of the 1916 rising next year. Gunner Sean Murphy and Lieutenant Denis Sheahan of the Irish Army, delivered tricolurs and a copy of the proclamation of independence to pupils from both school. Over the next […]

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Iceland To Open In Tralee By Early December Creating 25 Jobs

Iceland To Open In Tralee By Early December Creating 25 Jobs

October 8, 2015 at 10:44 am Comments are Disabled

BRITISH supermarket giant Iceland is to open their Tralee store by early December creating around 25 jobs. The store is to be located at the Horan Centre at the former Kiely’s Electrical shop near Argos on 665 sq metre premises. Auctioneer, Ger Carmody, who handled the lease on behalf of the landlord, said work […]

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VIDEO: ‘The Dancing Priest’ Was Jigging For Angela Merkel Yesterday

VIDEO: ‘The Dancing Priest’ Was Jigging For Angela Merkel Yesterday

October 8, 2015 at 10:07 am Comments are Disabled

HE’S putting on the moves again. The ‘dancing priest’ from Kerry, Neil Horan, was doing his thing out in Brussels on Wednesday, this time for two prominent world leaders. Having previously caused a stir at the British Grand Prix in 2003 and infamously interrupting the men’s marathon at the Athens Olympics […]

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Council Welcomes Ruling Ensuring €69m Works Can Go Ahead

Council Welcomes Ruling Ensuring €69m Works Can Go Ahead

October 7, 2015 at 3:59 pm Comments are Disabled

KERRY County Council has welcomed the ruling of the Commercial Court today, dismissing the challenge taken by An Taisce against the planning approval by An Bord Pleanála, in November 2014, for proposed 28kms of improvement works to the N86 Camp to Dingle Road. The estimated cost of the scheme is €69m […]

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