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Kerry County Council buildings in Rathass.

Councillors To ‘Endeavour’ To Find Ways To Reduce Property Tax

July 21, 2014 at 4:08 pm Comments are Disabled

Click on above ad for more COUNCILLORS said they would endeavour to find ways to reduce the property tax by 15 per cent, to alleviate the burden on householders, at the monthly meeting of Kerry County Council on Monday. A motion by Sinn Fein Councillor Toireasa Ferris, called for the Council “to […]

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New Chief Executive Of Kerry County Council Has Nomination Approved

New Chief Executive Of Kerry County Council Has Nomination Approved

July 21, 2014 at 2:48 pm Comments are Disabled

  Click on the above ad for more MOIRA Murrell’s nomination as Chief Executive of Kerry County Council was unanimously approved by the elected members of Kerry County Council at the July monthly meeting of the Council on Monday. A native of Killarney, Ms Murrell will take up her position […]

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At the Austin Stacks GAA 'Strictly Come Dancing' Launch were, from left: Claire McAvoy, Joanna O'Driscoll, Amy Prendergast, Michelle Culloty, Susan O'Gara, Mary O'Donnell, Helen Enright, Treasa Murphy,  Bernie Slattery, Miriam Owens and Bridie Courtney. Photo bv Gavin O'Connor.

Couples To Light Up The Dancefloor At Stacks’ ‘Strictly Come Dancing’

July 21, 2014 at 10:22 am 1 comment

Click on above ad for a great offer THE annual dancing extravaganza that is ‘Strictly Come Dancing was  launched at the Austin Stacks GAA headquarters in Connolly Park on Saturday night. The event has been an enormous success over the past few years and there’s every chance that will be […]

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Francie Breen with Daisy and Ellie Mae Breen at the Criolár na Mistealach family fun day on Saturday. Photo by Dermot Crean

Photos: Family Fun Day In New Mitchels Estate

July 20, 2014 at 1:33 pm Comments are Disabled

Click above ad for more RESIDENTS in Criolar na Mistealach turned out in force on Saturday for a family fun day to get the community together. There was food and refreshments, a bouncy castle and a DJ there to entertain all and everyone enjoyed themselves in one of Tralee’s newest […]

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Aine Collins (right) of Aine's Cafe with manager Catherine Hanafin, celebrating the tenth anniversary of the cafe on Saturday. Photo by Dermot Crean

Photos: Aine’s Cafe Celebrates 10 Years In The Square

July 20, 2014 at 12:57 pm Comments are Disabled

Click on above ad for more THE Square resounded with the sounds of music group Oracle on Saturday as part of the 10th birthday celebrations for Aine’s Cafe. Aine Collins decided to thank her customers who have supported her over the years with free food, wine and entertainment. “The day […]

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Four Historical Properties Up For Sale In Tralee

Four Historical Properties Up For Sale In Tralee

July 18, 2014 at 1:01 pm Comments are Disabled

Click on above for above WITH the sale of  the Green Cottage next to the KDYS on Denny Street last month, we decided to take a look at other historical properties that are currently up for sale around the town.  Main Road, Oakpark Cottage Many of you may have wondered as you […]

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Majella Forde head of fundraising for Kerry Rape and Sexual Abuse Centre all set for the 'Pedal in The Park'. Photo by Gavin O'Connor.

Wheels In Motion For Fundraiser In The Park

July 18, 2014 at 8:30 am Comments are Disabled

Click on above ad to enter a great competition KERRY Rape and Sexual Abuse Centre is looking for people to take part in a fundraiser they call ‘Pedal in the Park’. “I got the idea from watching the World Cup,” said Majella Forde, newly appointed head of fundraising for Kerry […]

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The Brogue Inn To Reopen Within A Week

The Brogue Inn To Reopen Within A Week

July 17, 2014 at 3:39 pm Comments are Disabled

Click on above ad for more ONE of Rock Street’s most famous landmarks, Kirby’s Brogue Inn, is putting the finishing touches on its much anticipated reopening since it closed its doors in April 2013. On Thursday they were doing work on the slates that overhang  the front entrance of the bar. […]

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Networking Event To Raise Funds For Liam’s Lodge

Networking Event To Raise Funds For Liam’s Lodge

July 17, 2014 at 2:36 pm Comments are Disabled

A FUNDRAISING event in aid of Liam’s Lodge will be held in the Fels Point Hotel on Wednesday, July 30 at 7pm. “Networking with a Conscience” sees Kerry’s newest  entrepreneurs on the Enterprise Ireland New Frontiers programme  host a high powered information and networking session. Guest speakers include Eamon Fitzpatrick, former Sales Director […]

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Green Cottage Was One Of Just Six Residential Properties Sold In June

Green Cottage Was One Of Just Six Residential Properties Sold In June

July 16, 2014 at 12:41 pm Comments are Disabled

GREEN Cottage, situated adjacent to the KDYS in Denny Street, was sold last month for €165,000, down from the €350,000 guide price back in 2012. The 160 year old cottage was one of just six residential properties sold in Tralee during the month of June with a combined value of €667,500, […]

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Mary O'Donnell

Mary O’Donnell’s Dancing Queen Ambitions

July 16, 2014 at 11:04 am Comments are Disabled

Click on above ad for more LOCK up your toes! Our regular beauty columnist, Mary O’Donnell, is taking to the dance floor as a contestant in Austin Stacks ‘Strictly Come Dancing’. The event takes place on August 23 in the Festival Dome. She’ll keep us abreast of her progress through a weekly […]

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Martin Gill at the entrance to the Manor Village Walk on Tuesday evening. Photo by Dermot Crean

VIDEO: Model Manor Estate Making Supreme Effort For Entente Florale

July 16, 2014 at 10:54 am Comments are Disabled

Click on above ad for more THE residents at Manor Village are no strangers to awards over the years, practically owning the Best Large Estate category in the Tidy Tralee Together competition. But now they have been set a new task by the Council: to get their estate ready for the […]

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New-Look Lidl Due To Re-Open By Mid-August

New-Look Lidl Due To Re-Open By Mid-August

July 15, 2014 at 12:12 pm Comments are Disabled

Click on above ad for great offers MANY of you may have noticed the extensive work being undertaken at the Lidl supermarket over on the Castlemaine Road. The store closed its doors in late June and is undergoing a huge renovation job. It’s all in line with company policy where when one of […]

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Chamber Alliance Praises Deputy Deenihan As He Departs Cabinet

Chamber Alliance Praises Deputy Deenihan As He Departs Cabinet

July 15, 2014 at 11:44 am Comments are Disabled

THE Tralee Chamber Alliance has expressed disappointment at Jimmy Deenihan losing his seat at the cabinet table last Friday. “Tralee Chamber Alliance is disappointed that Jimmy Deenihan has lost his seat at the Cabinet Table,” read a statement from the Alliance. “However, we look forward to working with him in […]

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Joan O'Regan, Mary O'Shea, Mary Walsh, Patricia Crowley and Ciara Fields of the Castlemorris residents out cleaning up and tending to the flowers in the area on Monday evening. Photo by Dermot Crean

Castlemorris and Ballymullen Residents Taking Pride In Their Area

July 15, 2014 at 11:13 am Comments are Disabled

Click on above ad for more AS the Entente Florale judging comes ever closer, people are making a special effort to have the town looking its best. July 31 is when Tralee will be scrutinised as part of the international Tidy Towns Competition that aims to promote a greener and more […]

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At the 'Giving Something Back' fundraiser for the Kerry Rape Crisis and Sexual Abuse Centre on Saturday night in the Meadowlands Hotel were, from left: Eileen O'Shea, Laura McCarthy (Organiser), Vera O'Leary (Kerry Rape Crisis and Sexual Abuse), Mark Lynchahan. Photo by Gavin O'Connor.

Photos: Fundraiser For Centre At The Meadowlands

July 14, 2014 at 11:47 am Comments are Disabled

Click on above ad for more ABOUT 100 or so people attended a fundraising event for Kerry Rape And Sexual Abuse Centre in The Meadowlands Hotel last Saturday night. The event called ‘Giving Something Back’ was organised by Laura McCarthy of Manor, during the night she gave a speech about the importance of […]

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Wow! Mike Gets World Cup Winner Ozil To Sign His Na Gaeil Shirt

Wow! Mike Gets World Cup Winner Ozil To Sign His Na Gaeil Shirt

July 14, 2014 at 10:49 am 1 comment

Click on above ad for more SO Mike Griffin had a good time in Rio last night. The Na Gaeil man had a ticket for the World Cup final and saw Mario Götze – who played in Listowel in an U16 international for Germany against Ireland back in April 2008 […]

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At the Whipps Cross Nurses reunion in the Meadowlands Hotel on Friday night were, seated from left; Liz McTiernan,Aileen Shanahan, Mary Jeffers, Eileen Curtin, Anne Clancy and Mary McLoughlin. Back from left; Christine Holman, Carmel O'Flaherty, Claire Felle, Debbie Colley, Noreen Leahy, Michelle Vale, Sylvia fallon, Maria Hickey and Margaret Cotter. Photo by Dermot Crean

Whipps Cross Girls Reunite In Tralee After 42 Years

July 12, 2014 at 10:58 am Comments are Disabled

Click on above ad to enter a great competition THE Meadowlands Hotel reverberated with laughter on Friday night when 19 ladies who trained as nurses in a London hospital reunited after 42 years. “In 1972 there was about 70 people who started training to be nurses in Whipps Cross Hospital […]

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Gary Keane

Gary Makes It To The Electric Picnic Thanks To You!

July 11, 2014 at 3:51 pm Comments are Disabled

  Click above ad for more A TRALEE man has won the chance to play this year’s Electric Picnic and it’s all thanks to you. Gary Keane, aka, Like A Fire, entered the 2FM ‘Play the Picnic’ competition with hundreds of other artists to try to earn a place on […]

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Bad News For Jimmy Deenihan As He Loses Senior Cabinet Post

Bad News For Jimmy Deenihan As He Loses Senior Cabinet Post

July 11, 2014 at 2:42 pm Comments are Disabled

THERE was bad news for North Kerry/ West Limerick Deputy Jimmy Deenihan this afternoon, when it was announced that  has lost his position as Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht in the cabinet reshuffle. Instead he has been moved to Minister for State at the Department of the Taoiseach and Gaeltacht […]

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Photos: Blending The Old With The New On The Streets Of Tralee

Photos: Blending The Old With The New On The Streets Of Tralee

July 11, 2014 at 12:07 pm 1 comment

Click on above ad for more HOW times have changed. We came across some photos of Tralee streets from the early to mid-20th century on the web. We then got Ryan Higgins to recreate the same angles today to contrast the times. Ryan then blended the old photos with the new. Check […]

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Sisters Of Mercy To Fund Adult Sexual Abuse Support Group

Sisters Of Mercy To Fund Adult Sexual Abuse Support Group

July 11, 2014 at 9:46 am Comments are Disabled

Click on above ad to enter a great competition THE Sisters of Mercy Solidarity Trust will fund a Support Group for Adult Survivors of Sexual Abuse being run by the Kerry Rape and Sexual Abuse Centre. “The Sisters of Mercy have been fantastic as trying to get funding is always a challenge,” […]

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Attending the annual Mass for the Holy Souls at Rath cemetery on Wednesday evening by the Bishop of Kerry Ray Browne. Photo by John Cleary.

Mist Fails To Dampen Spirits Of 5,000 At Rath Cemetery Mass

July 10, 2014 at 3:15 pm Comments are Disabled

ORGANISERS estimate that up to 5,000 people went to the annual Rath Cemetery Mass on Wednesday night. Bishop of Kerry, Ray Browne, was joined by 17 other clergymen to celebrate the annual Mass at the People’s Altar. “The Bishop was thrilled with the Mass and the turnout,” said Chairman of […]

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Upfront model Dawn O'Sullivan, Ballyheigue Fashion Show organiser Laura Dineen and model Kinga Grunau before the Ballyheigue Fashion Show in the Community Centre on Wednesday night. Photo by Dermot Crean

Photos: Ballyheigue Turns On The Style For Festival Fashion Show

July 10, 2014 at 2:13 pm Comments are Disabled

  Click on above ad to enlarge OVER 400 style-conscious ladies and gents showed up at the Ballyheigue Community Centre on Wednesday night for the Festival Fashion Show and they even got to see the new Cathaoirleach of Kerry County Council strutting his stuff on the catwalk. “We had a fantastic night,” said Laura Dineen, Secretary […]

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The Stacks Players line out for the game against Milltown/Castlemaine last week. Photo Gavin O'Connor

Sport: Rockies To Continue Championship Charge

July 10, 2014 at 1:08 pm 1 comment

Click on above ad to enter a great competition TOP of the bill this Saturday for the Super Valu Senior County Championship double header in Austin Stack park will be Austin Stacks v Rathmore, throw in 7:30pm. This year Stacks have been hit by a mix of injuries and emigration, most […]

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Sean’s Irish Transplant Games Trip Is A Tribute To His Brother

Sean’s Irish Transplant Games Trip Is A Tribute To His Brother

July 10, 2014 at 12:10 pm Comments are Disabled

 Click on above ad for more AN ABBEYDORNEY man, who four years ago had just a 10 per cent chance of coming through a life-saving operation, will travel to Poland next month to take part in the European Transplant and Dialysis Sports Championships. Sean Marshall is the sole Kerry member of Transplant Team […]

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Beds Nearly Booked Out Already For Rose Festival

Beds Nearly Booked Out Already For Rose Festival

July 9, 2014 at 2:41 pm Comments are Disabled

  WITH the Rose of Tralee just five weeks away it’s emerged that the town is almost booked 0ut already. Tralee Chamber Alliance recently conducted a survey of some of the town’s largest accommodation providers and, as of the end of June, there were just over 300 hotel and apartment […]

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U6 Kids at the Churchill GAA Cúl Camp. Photo by Gavin O'Connor.

Photos: Churchill GAA Stars Of The Future At Cúl Camp

July 9, 2014 at 2:27 pm Comments are Disabled

THIS week Churchill GAA are holding their annual summer Gaelic Football Cúl Camp for boys and girls in the U6, U8, U10 and U12 age groups. The summer camp is taking place in Churchill GAA grounds and runs from Monday to Friday. “It’s been going great,” said camp co-coordinator John Griffin. […]

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Council Round-Up: Killerisk Crossings And Concrete Slab Safety Issues

Council Round-Up: Killerisk Crossings And Concrete Slab Safety Issues

July 9, 2014 at 12:16 pm Comments are Disabled

Click on above ad for more IT may be some time before a pedestrian crossing is introduced in the Killerisk area, councillors were told at the Tralee Municipal District meeting on Monday. Cllr Norma Foley (FF) asked that a pedestrian crossing be provided on the Killerisk road Tralee as a matter […]

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Sé O'Neill, Mike O'Neill and Mike Moriarty outside the old Garda station in Fenit. Photo by Gavin O'Connor

Fenit Locals Concerned After Vandalism To Cars And Lighthouse

July 9, 2014 at 11:01 am 1 comment

Click on above ad for more A SPATE of vandalism in Fenit and damage to the lighthouse there, has prompted some residents to call for the Garda station to be reinstated. Locals were horrified when it was discovered on Friday that vandals had smashed windows and gained entry to the […]

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