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Tralee Community Garden Project Seeks Volunteers For Spring Clean

Tralee Community Garden Project Seeks Volunteers For Spring Clean

March 24, 2016 at 9:49 am Comments are Disabled

THE Public Participation Sessions in the Tralee Community Garden Project begin again this season, on March 26, with the An Taisce Spring Clean and volunteers welcome at the project location in the Tralee Town Park from 10.30am onwards. The project, which encompasses the Tralee Community Orchard, is the only public participation […]

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Bryan Cooper Due To Bring Gold Cup To Blennerville On Thursday

Bryan Cooper Due To Bring Gold Cup To Blennerville On Thursday

March 23, 2016 at 9:22 pm Comments are Disabled

IT should be some craic in Blennerville tomorrow evening, when a local hero comes home with a very special trophy. The whole of Tralee – along with the village west of the bridge – erupted last Friday when jockey Bryan Cooper rode Don Cossack to Gold Cup glory in the […]

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The St Patrick's Day Parade Committee with the winners of the best entries in the parade at the Abbey Inn on Tuesday. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: So Who Won The Awards In This Year’s St Patrick’s Day Parade In Tralee?

March 23, 2016 at 3:19 pm 1 comment

THE St Patrick’s Day Parade Prize winners received their awards at a ceremony at the Abbey Inn on Tuesday afternoon. The committee of Frank Hartnett, Michael Gaffney, Danny Leane, Sean Lyons and Johnnie Wall had a tough task in selecting from the dozens of entries this year. Committee Chairman said this […]

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taking part in the St Patrick's Day parade. Photo by Dermot Crean

Coiste Comóradh 1916 Trá Lí To Hold Fundraising Quiz For Upcoming Events

March 23, 2016 at 3:18 pm Comments are Disabled

THE ‘Coiste Comóradh 1916 Trá Lí’ committee are hosting a fundraising quiz in Na Gaeil Clubhouse on Thursday, March 24, at 9pm. It’s to raise funds as plans are now at an advanced stage for the Easter Commemoration events, due to take place in Tralee from April 22 – 24. There […]

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Crèche Raises €4,000 For Kerry Cancer Support Group With Clothes Drive

Crèche Raises €4,000 For Kerry Cancer Support Group With Clothes Drive

March 23, 2016 at 3:11 pm Comments are Disabled

THE staff at Scamps & Scholars Childcare in Killorglin showed they’re not playing around as they made a €4,000 donation to The Kerry Cancer Support Group. It came from a  ‘Second Time Round’ clothes drive, which organisers Ann Doherty and Breda Stringer ran from February 19-21, was a huge success. […]

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Kerry Museum Buys Roger Casement ‘Buried Treasure’ Map For £7,000

Kerry Museum Buys Roger Casement ‘Buried Treasure’ Map For £7,000

March 23, 2016 at 2:57 pm Comments are Disabled

THE Kerry Museum has purchased at auction a map drawn by Sir Roger Casement showing where he reputedly buried gold and silver coins and other items near Banna Strand before he was arrested on Good Friday in 1916. A successful bid of £7,000 (stg) – supported by the Department of […]

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Dott's Bar in the (soon to be) Rose Hotel. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: The Rose Hotel Is Looking Swell As New Bar And Restaurant Opens

March 23, 2016 at 11:57 am Comments are Disabled

IT’S been months coming, but the revamp of the old Fels Point Hotel is nearing completion and it looks great. The hotel will be officially rebranded The Rose Hotel and launched on April 8, but the new bar and restaurant opened on Saturday and there’s another exciting new gourmet dining experience coming in the hotel […]

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Maeve Leahy, Hugo Wells, Noreen Hanifin, Phil Hussey, Sheila Wells and Junior Locke at the official opening of the new St Vincent de Paul shop on Castle Street. Photo by Gavin O'Connor.

PHOTOS: New St Vincent de Paul Store Opens On Castle Street

March 23, 2016 at 9:53 am Comments are Disabled

NEW St Vincent de Paul Store store on Castle Street is aiming to be more visible to the public. The new store on Upper Castle Street (located opposite the entrance to Presentation Primary School) has been open for two weeks, but on Monday night was launched in earnest with an in-store […]

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Gorse fire burning on Sliabh Mish Mountain on Tuesday

Kerry Fire Services Busy With Recent Increase In Gorse Fires

March 22, 2016 at 4:10 pm Comments are Disabled

THE current spate of gorse fires is putting a strain on Kerry Fire Services resources. Fires are being lit in the illegal period of burning which runs from March 1 to August 31. One of the reasons fires are started is to burn off dead or older, less productive vegetation from […]

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‘Kerry 1916 From The Archives’ Exhibition Launched At Tralee Library

‘Kerry 1916 From The Archives’ Exhibition Launched At Tralee Library

March 22, 2016 at 2:26 pm Comments are Disabled

TRALEE Library is currently hosting a 1916 Commemorative exhibition titled, ‘Kerry 1916 from the Archives’, which was officially opened by Cllr. Jim Finucane, Leas Cathaoirleach, Kerry County Council, on Tuesday, March 22, and will run until Saturday, April 30. The exhibition comprises extracts from the Kerry Library newspaper collection including […]

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Twelve New Jobs To Be Created In Tralee With Opening Of PhoneWatch Office

Twelve New Jobs To Be Created In Tralee With Opening Of PhoneWatch Office

March 22, 2016 at 1:38 pm Comments are Disabled

PHONEWATCH has opened its first office in Tralee, and will be creating up to 12 new jobs initially, with additional jobs being created as the company grows its business in Kerry. The offices at Denny Street were officially opened by Kerry GAA Star Marc Ó Sé today.  PhoneWatch is actively recruiting […]

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At the signing of tenders for a new Gaelcholaiste Chiarrai secondary school were, front from left: Thomas Walsh, Colm McEvoy (Kerry ETB), Cllr Jim Finucane (Leas‐Cathaoirleach), Moira Murrell (Chief Executive) and Anne O'Dwyer (Kerry ETB). Back: Edward O'Neil (Kerry ETB) Rory Ó Cinnéide, Noreen O'Connor (Solicitor Kerry County Council), Tomas O Conchubhair (Chairperson Gaelcholaiste Chiarrai), Seamus Cosai Fitzgerald (Deputy Principal Gaelcholaiste Chiarrai)), Teresa Dean, Michael Scannell, Johnny Healy Rae and Cllr Jimmy Moleney. Photo by Gavin O'Connor.

New Gaelcholáiste Secondary School For Tralee Moves A Step Closer

March 22, 2016 at 1:05 pm Comments are Disabled

THE new Gaelcholáiste Chiarraí secondary school to be located between Hawley Park and University Hospital Kerry took a step closer yesterday. The site was transferred from Kerry County Council to Kerry Enterprise and Training Board ownership on Monday. It is hoped that building will commence towards the end of 2017 with […]

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Kerry MEP Describes Atmosphere In Brussels After Terror Attacks This Morning

Kerry MEP Describes Atmosphere In Brussels After Terror Attacks This Morning

March 22, 2016 at 10:42 am Comments are Disabled

IRELAND South MEP Sean Kelly has been describing the situation in Brussels this morning in the wake of two bombings in the city. The Kilcummin man was speaking on Radio Kerry’s ‘Kerry Today’ programme as he was looking out from the window of the EU Parliament building, next to Maalbeek […]

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Kerry County Council Announces €750,000 Community Support Fund

Kerry County Council Announces €750,000 Community Support Fund

March 22, 2016 at 9:43 am Comments are Disabled

KERRY County Council has announced the opening of applications for the annual Community Support Fund which is offering a total of €750,000 in funding to community and voluntary groups around the county. The fund, which is now in its second year, aims to recognise the valuable contribution which such groups and […]

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Tralee Imperials Player Wins Basketball Ireland All-Star

Tralee Imperials Player Wins Basketball Ireland All-Star

March 22, 2016 at 9:19 am Comments are Disabled

A TRALEE Imperials player was one of a number of players with Kerry clubs who received honours at the Basketball Ireland 2016 All-Stars. Five players from each of the four divisions in the National League received All-Star awards with honourable mentions for the second and third picks at the weekend. Rheanne […]

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Open Invitation To ‘Darkness Into Light’ Tralee Launch Next Week

Open Invitation To ‘Darkness Into Light’ Tralee Launch Next Week

March 22, 2016 at 9:18 am Comments are Disabled

THE organisers of  ‘Darkness Into Light’ Tralee are inviting people to come along to a special launch next week to encourage as many people as possible to take part in the May event. The launch will take place at Pieta House in 28 Moyderwell (near the entrance to Presentation Secondary […]

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Gardaí Encourage People To Immediately Report Suspicious Vehicles In Remote Areas

Gardaí Encourage People To Immediately Report Suspicious Vehicles In Remote Areas

March 21, 2016 at 3:14 pm Comments are Disabled

GARDAI are asking people to immediately report any suspicious vehicles going up and down bóthríns or in other remote areas, rather than waiting until later to contact them. At the weekend there was a report of suspicious vehicles in the Chute Hall area outside Tralee, but they were reported an hour […]

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The Grade 5 Men's after their victory in the Munster Branch Winter League; Ray Moroney, Shane O'Sullivan, John Finnegan and Stephen Roche.

Two Teams From Tralee Tennis Club Crowned Munster Champions

March 21, 2016 at 2:28 pm Comments are Disabled

TWO teams from Tralee Tennis Club have been crowned Munster Champions after a long Winter League campaign ended in victory at the finals, which took place in Sundays Well Tennis Club, Cork, on Sunday, March 20. The Grade 5 Men’s team consisted of Ray Moroney, Stephen Roche, John Finnegan and […]

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Tralee Triathlon Club Prepares To Hold Major Event In Fenit This Summer

Tralee Triathlon Club Prepares To Hold Major Event In Fenit This Summer

March 21, 2016 at 12:24 pm Comments are Disabled

TRALEE Triathlon Club has joined forces with the RNLI to raise funds and bring a major sporting event to Fenit this summer with hundreds of athletes taking part. This life-saving RNLI service is dependent on funds to continue to ensure the safety of people on the water this summer and […]

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Good Friday Pageant Returns Again To St John’s

Good Friday Pageant Returns Again To St John’s

March 21, 2016 at 10:29 am Comments are Disabled

THIS year’s Good Friday Ceremony and Pageant of The Passion of Christ will take place at 3pm in the Church of St John the Baptist, Castle Street, and later at 8pm in the Church of St Stephen and St John, Castleisland. This Fr Pat Ahern production of ‘The Passion’, with a […]

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PHOTOS: Mayor Of Kerry Attends Kerrymen’s P&B Association Dinner In New York

PHOTOS: Mayor Of Kerry Attends Kerrymen’s P&B Association Dinner In New York

March 20, 2016 at 11:13 am Comments are Disabled

By Denis Griffin MAYOR Pat McCarthy concluded his official visit to the United States on Friday evening as guest of honour at the Kerrymen’s Patriotic and Benevolent Association of New York’s Dinner in Westchester in Yonkers. President Loretta King warmly welcomed the Mayor and Kerry Tourism Officer John Griffin. The […]

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PHOTOS: CBS Pupils Go Green For A Great Cause

PHOTOS: CBS Pupils Go Green For A Great Cause

March 20, 2016 at 10:19 am Comments are Disabled

KIDS will take any excuse to dress up for the day, but last Wednesday in CBS Primary School they did it for a great cause. Joan Hill is the school secretary and is doing the Camino de Santiago Walk in Spain this September for The Irish Guide Dogs Association. To help […]

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Great Music Marathon Raises Funds For Pieta House

Great Music Marathon Raises Funds For Pieta House

March 19, 2016 at 11:34 am Comments are Disabled

A FANTASTIC event for a great cause was held on Friday at a pub on Pembroke Street. Numerous musicians from all over town and beyond, held a music marathon at Joe’s Place all in aid of Pieta House. “We decided on a music marathon rather than a 5k walk or […]

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taking part in the St Patrick's Day parade. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Clubs And Community Groups Show Their Colours At St Patrick’s Day Parade

March 19, 2016 at 11:27 am Comments are Disabled

IT was quite a day on Thursday as hundreds of people participated in the St Patrick’s Day Parade in Tralee. The event really highlighted the community spirit in the town and clubs and societies were out in force to proudly display their colours. In the last of our photo coverage, […]

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Winners of The Castle Bar Rollover, Danny Diggins and Tom Clifford (front) with Mandy McKenzie Vass, Paul Barry, Jamie Wrenn, Peter McKenzie Vass and Sean Fitzgerald. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Tom And Danny Win €6,000 In Castle Bar’s Cheltenham Rollover

March 19, 2016 at 11:27 am Comments are Disabled

AND so it ends. After 195 entries, 28 races, €19,500 in prize money, the winner of The Castle Bar rollover was announced on Friday evening…but what a dramatic way to win the cash! The ‘Speed And Degrees’ duo of Tom Clifford and Danny Diggins were languishing behind in the field with […]

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James McCarthy of Digimac Photography with Marita Ann crew members Johnny McCarthy, Mike Browne and Gavin Mortimer at Banna on Saturday. Photo by Dermot Crean

Spa/Fenit Documentary Telling Marita Ann Story And Much More To Be Screened At Siamsa

March 19, 2016 at 11:22 am Comments are Disabled

A DOCUMENTARY, two years in the making, is set to be screened for one night only at Siamsa Tire, on Easter Saturday, March 26, and it will feature an exclusive interview with the men involved with the Marita Ann and what happened on the ship. It is the sequel to the […]

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VIDEO: The Castle Goes Mad As Bryan Cooper Rides Gold Cup Winner

VIDEO: The Castle Goes Mad As Bryan Cooper Rides Gold Cup Winner

March 18, 2016 at 4:17 pm Comments are Disabled

BRYAN Cooper will probably get free flights for life as the Tralee man won the Cheltenham Gold Cup on Don Cossack just after 3.30pm. It’s the young jockey’s first Gold Cup win and joy was etched on his face as they past the finishing post to win for trainer Gordon Elliott and owner […]

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PHOTOS: Mayor Joins Kerry People At New York St Patrick’s Day Parade

PHOTOS: Mayor Joins Kerry People At New York St Patrick’s Day Parade

March 18, 2016 at 3:45 pm Comments are Disabled

THE Mayor of Kerry continued his US trip this week with a visit to New York for the St Patrick’s Day parade. Cllr Pat McCarthy was joined by Kerry Tourism Officer, John Griffin, in promoting the county by meeting with business people while in the States and they met many Kerry […]

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Tralee Native Set To Climb Eight Mountains For Charity This Year

Tralee Native Set To Climb Eight Mountains For Charity This Year

March 18, 2016 at 3:26 pm Comments are Disabled

THERE is no mountain high enough for a thrill-seeking woman from Tralee, who plans on climbing an impressive eight mountains this year including Kilimanjaro in Africa. Sarah Guerin is taking part in Concern Worldwide’s annual mountain challenge, ‘Climb4Concern’, which sees adventurers climb some of the highest mountains in Ireland and […]

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Littered Square Does Not Make A Happy St Patrick’s Day

Littered Square Does Not Make A Happy St Patrick’s Day

March 18, 2016 at 1:33 pm Comments are Disabled

WHILE the St Patrick’s Day parade was a colourful and well attended affair and gardaí reported no public order arrests yesterday, there was still one element to the day which spoiled things a bit. The Square was left heavily littered by the late afternoon, which prompted the Tralee Chamber Alliance facebook page […]

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