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At the Kerry Masters Basketball Tournament function on in the Ballyroe Heights Hotel were, from left: Tony Burke, Katrina White, Ricardo Leonard and Anthony Flores. Photo by Gavin O'Connor.

PHOTOS: First Ever Kerry Masters Basketball Tournament A Great Success

February 24, 2015 at 12:19 pm 1 comment

FOLLOWING on from the success of other masters basketball tournament across the country, the first ever Kerry masters tournament was held over Saturday and Sunday. The tournament is the brainchild of Tralee Tigers legend, Ricardo Leonard, a two time national title winner with the Tralee side. “We’re very pleased how […]

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In St Ita's and St Joseph's school launching the new painting and decorating course in honour of Dylan McCarthy was from left: Grace Sheehan (Principal), Robert Coffey, Frank Kennedy, James Martin, CJ Miller, Dean O'Keefe, Blake O'Gorman, Jamie O'Brien, Daniel Guynu, Caroline Desmomd and Fr Patsy Lynch. Front: Chloe Flaherty, Jordan, Richard and Leroy McCarthy. Photo by Gavin O'Connor.

Dylan’s Memory Honoured At St Ita’s and St Joseph’s

February 24, 2015 at 12:10 pm Comments are Disabled

A BRAND new course is being rolled out in St Ita’s and St Joseph’s school in honour of former pupil Dylan McCarthy who died tragically in a car accident last year. The course aims to give students training in painting and decorating and in doing so will need help with […]

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Gardaí Investigating Theft Of Ladders

Gardaí Investigating Theft Of Ladders

February 23, 2015 at 3:16 pm Comments are Disabled

  GARDAI are investigating two separate incidents where ladders were stolen. The first incident happened at a business premises on upper Rock Street between February 17-19. The ladders were taken from the roof racks of two company vans which were parked opposite the premises. The second incident happened on the […]

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Cathal Foley Elected Chairperson Of Kerry Sinn Féin Board

Cathal Foley Elected Chairperson Of Kerry Sinn Féin Board

February 23, 2015 at 1:10 pm Comments are Disabled

KERRY Sinn Féin elected a new officer board at the AGM of it’s Comhairle Ceantair in Tralee last Thursday evening. Former Tralee town councillor Cathal Foley was selected to replace outgoing chairperson Ristéard Ó Fuaráin. Robert Brosnan from Lispole was elected as Vice-Chairperson. Outgoing secretary Yvonne Sugrue from Ballybunion was returned. The […]

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Tralee Student Looks To Find Relatives Of WW1 Soldier

Tralee Student Looks To Find Relatives Of WW1 Soldier

February 23, 2015 at 12:17 pm Comments are Disabled

  A PRESENTATION student has been selected to represent Kerry at a World War One  memorial event in the Somme in France this Summer and she needs our help in helping to make the trip more of a success. Leslie McCarthy, a 17 year old fifth year student from Presentation Secondary School […]

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Giddy Up To The Fels Point For Cheltenham Preview Charity Night

Giddy Up To The Fels Point For Cheltenham Preview Charity Night

February 23, 2015 at 10:48 am Comments are Disabled

  IT’S still more than two weeks to the off, but punters, bookies and publicans are already rubbing their hands with glee at the thought of the racing extravaganza that is Cheltenham. But if you want to wipe the smile off your bookies face, there’s an event in the Fels […]

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The bridge that completed the Tralee part of the walkway was erected last February. Photo by Gavin O'Connor.

Bridge Erected On Walkway Near Casement’s Avenue

February 22, 2015 at 11:33 am Comments are Disabled

  A NEW bridge has been put in place on the  amenity walking trail that stretches from the Casement railway station to Mounthawk. The bridge is located at the back of Dunnes Stores on the North Circular Road, adjacent to Casement’s Avenue. This latest addition extends the Tralee walking trail allowing […]

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VIDEO/PHOTOS: Beautiful Mural At Tralee Junction Celebrates Mons Hugh O’Flaherty

VIDEO/PHOTOS: Beautiful Mural At Tralee Junction Celebrates Mons Hugh O’Flaherty

February 21, 2015 at 5:42 am Comments are Disabled

DRIVERS approaching the roundabout near Strand Street were understandably distracted over the past few days as a beautiful mural and garden space area has been created there. The mural, by local artist Mary J Leen, depicts Mons Hugh O’Flaherty who was Ireland’s answer to Oscar Schindler, in the sense that he saved over […]

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The Aqua Dome's 4,000,000th visitors Kate and Cian McCarthy with Aqua Dome manager, Mags O'Sullivan. Photo by Gavin O'Connor.

Celebrations As Aqua Dome Welcomes Its 4,000,000th Visitor

February 21, 2015 at 5:41 am Comments are Disabled

A GREAT sense of anticipation was in the air just after 3pm on Friday as the staff of the Aqua Dome nervously waited to see who would be the 4,000,000th visitor through their doors. The balloons were in place at the entrance, the cake in place and the stage was set for the arrival […]

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The Wailing Wall: St Patrick’s Day – An Oasis In The Desert Of Lent

The Wailing Wall: St Patrick’s Day – An Oasis In The Desert Of Lent

February 21, 2015 at 5:40 am Comments are Disabled

Johnnie Wall is looking forward to St Patrick’s Day, the bastion of relief in the middle of Lent… St Patrick’s Day. A day of celebration, an oasis in the desert that is Lent, the one day when it is officially OK to let loose on that repressed desire and longing, […]

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Group Theatre Prepares To Break ‘The Camel’s Back’ Next Week

Group Theatre Prepares To Break ‘The Camel’s Back’ Next Week

February 21, 2015 at 5:40 am Comments are Disabled

CAST members from the Group Theatre Tralee are close to staging a work they’ve  been rehearsing for a few months now. ‘The Camel’s Back’ will be performed next week at the Ivy Leaf Theatre in Castleisland from Friday to Sunday night before travelling to Listowel and finally Abbeydorney. Continued below… […]

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Gardaí And Ambulance Attend Rathass Crash As Car Ends Up On Wall

Gardaí And Ambulance Attend Rathass Crash As Car Ends Up On Wall

February 20, 2015 at 1:57 pm Comments are Disabled

  THERE was a crash outside the County Council buildings at Rathass just before lunchtime today. As the photo shows, the front left of a car involved ended up  balancing on the wall outside county buildings near the roundabout. Gardaí and an ambulance were called to the scene and while the road […]

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VIDEO: Local Band’s Touching Tribute Song To Donal Walsh

VIDEO: Local Band’s Touching Tribute Song To Donal Walsh

February 20, 2015 at 9:27 am Comments are Disabled

TALENTED Tralee band, Q14, have penned a touching tribute to the late Donal Walsh with the release of their song and accompanying video ‘Star Sign Boy.’ The video serves to try and highlight the different things that have influenced different people in their lives and how sometimes, these things may be taken […]

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Former Gaelcholáiste Chiarraí Student Directing RTE Show

Former Gaelcholáiste Chiarraí Student Directing RTE Show

February 20, 2015 at 9:26 am Comments are Disabled

A FORMER Gaelcholáiste Chiarraí student is the director of a show which is proving hugely popular on the RTE Player. Shaun O’Connor who is originally from Castleisland and along with his friend, writer and star of the show Tadhg Hickey are currently the success of ‘(R)onanism’. The short comedy show went online on RTE […]

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Kerry Hotel Makes ‘Condé Nast’ World’s Best List

Kerry Hotel Makes ‘Condé Nast’ World’s Best List

February 20, 2015 at 9:25 am Comments are Disabled

IT must be awards season in the tourism industry with news that another Kerry hotel has won a prestigious accolade. Ard na Sidhe Country House, which is situated on the shores of Caragh Lake, Killorglin near the scenic Ring Of Kerry has made the prestigious ‘Condé Nast Travellers’ list for […]

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At the Kerry Cancer Bus pancake day were, from left: Jay Galvin (Kerry Cork Link Bus), Kai Otto Jacobson (Head Chef, Manor West Hotel), Anthony McCarthy (Bar Supervisor, Manor West Hotel), Noel Lee (Asst. Manager, Manor West Hotel) and Breda Dyland (Kerry Cork Link Bus). Photo by Ciara O'Donnell. Photo by Gavin O'Connor.

Pancake Event Raises €300 For Kerry Cancer Support

February 20, 2015 at 9:24 am Comments are Disabled

THE smell of pancakes wafted all round the Manor West Hotel last Tuesday as members of the Kerry Cancer Support Group dished up treats, both savoury and sweet, to passers by. The charity drive raised over €300 for the Kerry/Cork Health Link Bus. Many people attended passed on the pancakes […]

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Man Killed In Road Accident Yesterday Was From Ballyduff

Man Killed In Road Accident Yesterday Was From Ballyduff

February 20, 2015 at 9:21 am Comments are Disabled

THE man who died in yesterday’s road accident on the Tralee-Abbeydorney road has been named. Michael O’Sullivan, from Ballyduff, was killed in the collision between his motorcycle and a truck near Abbeydorney village on Thursday morning at around 10am. Mr O’Sullivan, who was in his 30s, was pronounced dead at the […]

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Man Dies After Road Accident On Tralee-Abbeydorney Road

Man Dies After Road Accident On Tralee-Abbeydorney Road

February 19, 2015 at 2:14 pm Comments are Disabled

  GARDAÍ have confirmed a man has died in this morning’s road accident on the Tralee-Abbeydorney road. Gardai in Tralee are investigating the two vehicle fatal road traffic collision that occurred near Abbeydorney Village this morning at approximately 10am. A male in his 30’s was fatally injured when the motorcycle he was riding was […]

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Soccer Star Robbie Keane Cheers Up Tralee Boy At Crumlin Hospital

Soccer Star Robbie Keane Cheers Up Tralee Boy At Crumlin Hospital

February 19, 2015 at 12:28 pm Comments are Disabled

A TRALEE boy was among those visited by Ireland striker Robbie Keane and his LA Galaxy teammates yesterday at Our Lady’s Children’s Hospital Crumlin…and it really made his day! Eight-year-old Martin Quilligan from Tralee, who is being treated at the Dublin hospital, met with the Irish soccer legend and his team-mates, who […]

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Caherleaheen Pupils Turn Blue To Highlight Water Conservation

Caherleaheen Pupils Turn Blue To Highlight Water Conservation

February 19, 2015 at 11:18 am Comments are Disabled

CAHERLEAHEEN N.S turned blue yesterday as pupils and staff highlighted an important issue. As part of their ongoing two year Green Schools Water Theme Programme, both pupils and staff dressed in blue to. “The main aim of the day was to raise awareness about the importance of protecting, respecting and […]

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Person Seriously Injured In Crash On Tralee-Abbeydorney Road

Person Seriously Injured In Crash On Tralee-Abbeydorney Road

February 19, 2015 at 11:04 am Comments are Disabled

  ONE person has been seriously injured in a crash on the Tralee-Abbeydorney road. Gardai have closed the road between the crossroads in Abbeydorney and the bend on the approach road to the village from Tralee. The road is expected to be closed until 4pm. A truck and a motorbike were involved […]

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Kieran Donaghy with schoolchildren of Derryquay National School just before he raised the

PHOTOS: Kieran Donaghy Raises Active Flag At Derryquay National School

February 19, 2015 at 10:50 am Comments are Disabled

KIERAN DONAGHY was the special guest on hand at Derryquay National School to raise the school’s new Active School Flag which they have just been  awarded. Many of the tiny school’s 40-plus students gathered excitedly for the arrival of ‘the Star’ and they were not disappointed when the big man arrived. Continued […]

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Tralee Based HR Managing Director Appointed To Government Commission

Tralee Based HR Managing Director Appointed To Government Commission

February 19, 2015 at 10:35 am Comments are Disabled

  THE managing director of a HR company in Tralee has joined a new government commission. Caroline McEnery, of The HR Suite has joined the Low Pay Commission which is a new body that will advise the Government on what is the appropriate rate of the national minimum wage. Eight other […]

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Ardfert’s First Responders To ‘Go Live’ This Sunday

Ardfert’s First Responders To ‘Go Live’ This Sunday

February 19, 2015 at 9:57 am Comments are Disabled

THE Ardfert and District Community First Responders group, which was formed in May 2014, is to “go live” with the National Ambulance Service this weekend. The group, made up of local volunteers, will respond to any 999 calls within 6km Ardfert that involve chest pain, stroke, choking or cardiac arrest. The […]

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Tralee Shopping Centre Units Remain Unsold At Auction

Tralee Shopping Centre Units Remain Unsold At Auction

February 18, 2015 at 4:56 pm Comments are Disabled

NINE units in Tralee Shopping Centre remain unsold after going under the hammer at today’s Allsop Auction in Dublin. The units had a reserve price of between €475,000-€525,000 and had a bid at the minimum of €475,000. Units 1, 6, 8, 10, 10a, 12, 14, 20 and 20a were offered collectively as one […]

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Controversial Ballybunion Site Sells For €200,000 At Auction

Controversial Ballybunion Site Sells For €200,000 At Auction

February 18, 2015 at 4:33 pm Comments are Disabled

A CONTROVERSIAL site in Ballybunion, where there were plans in the past to build a €25m hotel development, fetched €200,000 at an auction today  in the RDS Dublin. The 2.45 acre site opposite Ozone Terrace, overlooking the Atlantic Ocean, was once the location of The Castle Hotel and is situated in the town centre […]

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Gardaí Seize €40,000 Of Drugs And Arrest Man In Ballyroe

Gardaí Seize €40,000 Of Drugs And Arrest Man In Ballyroe

February 18, 2015 at 3:38 pm Comments are Disabled

  GARDAÍ have seized €40,000 of cannabis (pending analysis) and arrested a man in his 30s in Ballyroe as part of an on-going intelligence led operation targeting the illegal sale and supply of controlled drugs in the Kerry area. The man arrested is expected to appear before a sitting of Tralee District Court […]

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Major Newspaper Names Brandon Bay Among Europe’s Best Walking Routes

Major Newspaper Names Brandon Bay Among Europe’s Best Walking Routes

February 18, 2015 at 3:10 pm Comments are Disabled

  FIRST we had Banna being included in the Top 10 beaches in Ireland earlier today and now another scenic attraction, this time ‘west of the bridge’, has come in for high praise from a major English newspaper. Brandon Bay has been named amongst the top 24 walking routes in […]

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Tralee Experiences Big Surge In Broadband Speeds

Tralee Experiences Big Surge In Broadband Speeds

February 18, 2015 at 12:29 pm Comments are Disabled

TRALEE will now be able to access even better high-speed broadband as part of €9 million investment by Eircom in the county’s broadband infrastructure. Most of Tralee will now be able to access broadband speeds of up to 100 Mb/s through eircom’s Open Access Network (click to enlarge map to find out if […]

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A site we got used tolast year in the summer months. Photo by Dermot Crean.

Banna Named Among Top Ten Beaches In Ireland On Tripadvisor

February 18, 2015 at 11:23 am Comments are Disabled

IN news that will come as no surprise to Tralee people, Banna Strand has been named amongst the top ten beaches to visit in Ireland. The beautiful strand, which came seventh in the ratings by TripAdvisor’s online reviewers, is amongst four Kerry beaches named in the prestigious list. Continued below… […]

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