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Gardaí Investigate Break In At North Kerry School

Gardaí Investigate Break In At North Kerry School

May 15, 2015 at 4:55 pm Comments are Disabled

  A NORTH Kerry school was broken into last night, with money taken from a safe. Gardai are investigating the break-in at Causeway Comprehensive which is believed to have occurred at 12.30am. Three men are believed to be involved and a sum of cash was stolen from the safe. CCTV footage is being viewed […]

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Tom Moriarty, Nepal Childaid charity collector.

Tom Needs Help To Collect For Nepal Orphans On Saturday

May 15, 2015 at 3:03 pm Comments are Disabled

  A STREET collection for earthquake victims in Nepal will take in town on Saturday and the collection organiser is looking for volunteers. On April 25, a 7.9 magnitude earthquake hit Napal causing widespread devastation and a death toll estimated to be over 8000. While Nepal was still recovering, on Tuesday this […]

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Cycle Against Suicide Wins Europewide Charity Event Award

Cycle Against Suicide Wins Europewide Charity Event Award

May 15, 2015 at 2:49 pm Comments are Disabled

  THE ‘Cycle Against Suicide’ organisation last night received an award at the ‘Shannon Airport European Sport Tourism Summit And Awards’ in Limerick. The Shannon Group European Sport Tourism Awards attracted 200 nominees and took place last night at King Johns Castle, Limerick,  where the cycling group were given the ‘UL Charity Sport […]

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St Ita's St Joseph, staff with teachers from four European nations who visited the school as part of the Comenius initiative. Photo by Gavin O'Connor.

Teachers From All Over Europe Visit St Ita’s St Joseph’s

May 15, 2015 at 2:35 pm Comments are Disabled

  TEACHERS from four European countries visited St Ita’s St Joseph’s National School as part of a teacher exchange of ideas and best practice on Thursday. Twenty-four teachers from, Germany, Tenerife, Turkey, Belgium came to the school as part of a European Union educational project called ‘Building Bridges and Extending Horizons’. The […]

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The marridge referendum no campaign grope, Mother and Fathers Matter, with Tralee supporters. Photo by Gavin O'Connors.

‘No’ Vote Campaigners Bring Their Message To Town

May 15, 2015 at 12:00 pm Comments are Disabled

  TRALEE was one of stops for the no campaign group, Mothers and Fathers Matter, who are currently touring the country urging a ‘No’ vote in the upcoming same-sex marriage referendum next Friday. The group made the news on Tuesday after one of its young supporters suffered an allergic reaction after […]

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Porsche Convoy To Pass Through Tralee Next Week

Porsche Convoy To Pass Through Tralee Next Week

May 15, 2015 at 11:41 am Comments are Disabled

IF you see a trail of 50 flashy sports cars making its way out towards the Dingle road next week, we can tell you that, no, the Skellig Hotel is not hosting an American rapper’s stag party. No, these cars are from the people at Porsche Club Ireland who will be passing through Tralee next Thursday […]

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Ardfert NS Win National Final Of The ‘One Good Idea’ Competition

Ardfert NS Win National Final Of The ‘One Good Idea’ Competition

May 15, 2015 at 10:09 am Comments are Disabled

ARDFERT NS were recently announced as the winners of the national finals in the ‘One Good Idea’ competition in Dublin. Six children from third class in the school won the national competition in Dublin Castle on May 7 which was in association with the Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland. Pupils […]

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Planting the crabtreen in Pairc An Phiarsaigh on Monday. Photo by Dermot Crean

‘Inspired’ Idea To Plant Tree And Help Out Tidy Towns Effort

May 15, 2015 at 10:07 am Comments are Disabled

THE people at the Inspired Project have decided to get involved with the Tidy Towns effort this year and a special ceremony was held in Páirc An Phiarsaigh on Monday to kick off their efforts. Members of the Inspired group, Team Bramble, Tralee Chamber Alliance, Mayor Jim Finucane and well wishers […]

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Good News For Kerry As Forty New Jobs Are Created

Good News For Kerry As Forty New Jobs Are Created

May 15, 2015 at 9:36 am Comments are Disabled

FORTY new jobs, to be situated at a Killarney company, have been announced this morning worth an extra €2.4m to local economy. In all, 100 new jobs are to be created by Killarney based manufacturing and engineering group, Tricel, with 40 of these to be situated in the company’s headquarters in Killarney. The […]

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Recovery Haven Reaches Final Of Rural Innovation Awards

Recovery Haven Reaches Final Of Rural Innovation Awards

May 14, 2015 at 2:41 pm Comments are Disabled

  RECOVERY Haven Cancer Support House Kerry has reached the national finals of the Rural Innovation Awards. Eileen Comerford entered the competition on behalf of Recovery Haven, where there was an interview with Marie Kelly, Teagasc; Dr Finbarr Daly, Department of Agriculture and Rural Development (DARD) and Peter Young, Irish […]

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PHOTOS: Thank You Party Held As Part Of Volunteer Week

PHOTOS: Thank You Party Held As Part Of Volunteer Week

May 14, 2015 at 12:32 pm Comments are Disabled

  THE weather certainly got people in a celebratory mood as organisations and volunteers gathered in Tralee Bay Wetlands to celebrate their hard work on Wednesday. The event was all part of the ‘National Volunteer Week’ which is taking place this week. It encourages people to get out and involved in helping […]

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At the preliminary round of the Allianz Cumann a mBunscol table quiz in Holy Family National School, were from left: Matthew Browne, Gavin Burrows, Dean Farrell, Dylan Hurley and Adam Curren. Photo by Gavin O'Connor.

PHOTOS: Primary Schools Battle Out In Table Quiz

May 14, 2015 at 11:48 am Comments are Disabled

A PRELIMINARY round of the Allianz Cumann na mBunscol Table Quiz for national school children was held in Holy Family National School on Tuesday. The round was for schools located in the Tralee and St Brendan’s Board area with eight teams from, Holy Family, CBS Clounalour and Spa National Schools […]

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PHOTOS: The ‘Yes’ Bus Rolls Into Town

PHOTOS: The ‘Yes’ Bus Rolls Into Town

May 14, 2015 at 10:59 am Comments are Disabled

‘YES!’ was the call of the day heard around the Square as the ‘Yes Bus’ rolled into town ahead of the ‘Marriage Equality Referendum’ on May 22. Photographers and ‘Yes’ advocates who were armed with leaflets and badges were watched by a multitude of curious onlookers who had come over to […]

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Govt Plan For Super Fast Broadband In Rural Kerry

May 13, 2015 at 4:36 pm Comments are Disabled

OVER 50,000 premises in Kerry are set to get highspeed broadband as part of the government’s pledge to end the urban and rural digital divide. In Kerry, an estimated 5,700 kms of fibre cable will be rolled out which will bring speeds of 1000 Mb/s to homes across the county. […]

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Katie Taylor Set For Listowel Fight This Weekend

Katie Taylor Set For Listowel Fight This Weekend

May 13, 2015 at 4:14 pm Comments are Disabled

  OLYMPIC Gold medallist Katie Taylor will be hoping to take another step towards qualification for the 2016 Olympics in Rio when she fights in Listowel Community Centre this Saturday May 16. The people of Kerry are being encouraged to come and show their support for Katie as she goes toe to […]

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Taste Of Tralee Food Fair To Be Held In Manor This Weekend

May 13, 2015 at 12:17 pm Comments are Disabled

THE ‘Taste Of Tralee Food Fair’ will once again be hosted by Manor West Retail Park this weekend. The event will be taking place from 12pm to 6pm on Saturday, May 16 and Sunday, May 17 all in the main shopping Mall in Manor West Retail Park. Visitors will enjoy various samples […]

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Death Of Broadcaster And Former Host Of Rose Of Tralee

Death Of Broadcaster And Former Host Of Rose Of Tralee

May 13, 2015 at 12:13 pm Comments are Disabled

THE death has occurred of the broadcaster Derek Davis. Mr Davis, who was 67, was well-known on RTE is his many guises as newsreader and presenter on the national broadcaster and also presented the Rose of Tralee back in 1995 and 1996. Mr Davis was called upon at short notice to host […]

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PHOTOS: Spa Pupils Quiz Irish MEP On Visit To Tralee

PHOTOS: Spa Pupils Quiz Irish MEP On Visit To Tralee

May 13, 2015 at 10:52 am Comments are Disabled

IRELAND South MEP Deirdre Clune has praised students and teachers from Spa National School after a visit to the school this week. Ms Clune visited the school on Monday to speak to the students about her role as an MEP. The pupils of 6th Class are currently taking part in the […]

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Over €47,000 Allocated For KDYS Youth Centre In Denny Street

Over €47,000 Allocated For KDYS Youth Centre In Denny Street

May 13, 2015 at 10:05 am Comments are Disabled

A SUM of €47,935 has been allocated for KDYS Youth Centre, in Denny Street, for roof works and electrical/mechanical upgrades. Fine Gael TD for Kerry and Minister of State with Responsibility for the Diaspora, Jimmy Deenihan, has warmly welcomed the funding. “The announcement of this significant funding is a fantastic boost for […]

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New Walkway In Town Park To Be Named In Memory Of Dott

New Walkway In Town Park To Be Named In Memory Of Dott

May 13, 2015 at 9:54 am Comments are Disabled

A NEW walkway, under construction in the Town Park, will be named in memory of the late Dorothy (Dott) Henggeler,  whose parents recently bought the Fels Point Hotel for the Rose of Tralee Festival. At Monday’s meeting of the Tralee Municipal District, the Mayor of Tralee, Cllr Jim Finucane thanked Dick […]

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Fantastic Entertainment Planned For New Summer Park Family Festival

Fantastic Entertainment Planned For New Summer Park Family Festival

May 12, 2015 at 3:07 pm Comments are Disabled

A NEW ‘Féile Na mBláth’ festival is set to take place this summer with a whole host of fantastic entertainment lined up in mid-June. It will form part of the 2015 Park Family Festival and will take place in Tralee town park on Saturday, June 13 and Sunday, June 14. […]

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Glenderry NS To Host Fundraising Night At Greyhound Track

May 12, 2015 at 2:59 pm Comments are Disabled

  GLENDERRY NS in Ballyheigue will be holding a fundraising night at the Kingdom Greyhound Track this month as they look to raise much needed funds for the development of their new astroturf pitch. The night will be taking place from 7.10pm on May 23 at the track with a great […]

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John Waters To Speak At ‘No’ Vote Information Meeting In Tralee

John Waters To Speak At ‘No’ Vote Information Meeting In Tralee

May 12, 2015 at 11:12 am Comments are Disabled

  THERE will be an information night for the ‘No’ vote campaign in the forthcoming referendum, held in the Fels Point Hotel this Thursday May 14. The night, which will start at 8pm, will be hosted by the leading Kerry group campaigning for a ‘No’ vote, ‘Mothers and Fathers Matter Kerry’, […]

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Gardaí Advising Retailers To Beware Of Fraudsters

Gardaí Advising Retailers To Beware Of Fraudsters

May 12, 2015 at 10:15 am Comments are Disabled

GARDAI are appealing to businesses and cashiers to be vigilant about people changing large sums of money. Retailers – in Tralee and around the county – have been hit by a spate of people fooling cashiers into handing over hundreds of euro from changing the note denomination of large sums. One is example […]

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BMW Stolen From Garage In The Kerries

BMW Stolen From Garage In The Kerries

May 11, 2015 at 3:12 pm Comments are Disabled

  GARDAI are looking for information from the public after a BMW car was stolen in the Tralee area. A silver, 5 Series, BMW, saloon, was taken from Cliffords Garage in the Kerries on May 1, between midnight and 9am in the morning. The registration of the car is 99-C- 23003. The […]

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Kerry People Called Upon To Help Out For Volunteer Week

Kerry People Called Upon To Help Out For Volunteer Week

May 11, 2015 at 3:00 pm Comments are Disabled

  KERRY Volunteer Centre (KVC) are calling upon all locals to consider giving up some of their free time during ‘National Volunteer Week’. The week takes place from May 11 to May 17 where there will be opportunities and events for everyone to get involved, be it through the many non-profit […]

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Rose Festival To Extend To Week Long Event With 70 Roses And Extra TV Night In 2016

Rose Festival To Extend To Week Long Event With 70 Roses And Extra TV Night In 2016

May 11, 2015 at 2:35 pm Comments are Disabled

  THE Rose of Tralee Festival will be extended to a week long Festival from 2016 onwards with 70 Rose contestants taking part and an extra night’s TV coverage. More Roses, more Rose Escorts, more Rose Buds, more entertainment, more family fun and more visitors can only mean that Tralee will […]

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Kerry Schools To Take Part In ‘Walk To School Week’

Kerry Schools To Take Part In ‘Walk To School Week’

May 10, 2015 at 11:29 am Comments are Disabled

  SCHOOLS all around the county and country are getting ready to take part in a national campaign this coming week to promote the benefits of physical activity on a school journey. Starting on May 11 and running until May 15, there will be a ‘National WOW (Walk on Wednesday) Day’ […]

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PHOTOS: #Tralee On Social Media This Week

PHOTOS: #Tralee On Social Media This Week

May 10, 2015 at 11:18 am Comments are Disabled

Every week we compile the best of photos posted on Twitter and Instagram about and around Tralee. Here’s what you’ve been snapping this week… (If you’d like a photo to feature just tag #Tralee in the photo and we’ll see it) Sean Desmond took this spectacular photo near Tralee Golf […]

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Tom Shanahan, Paudie Murphy and David Cotter at the start of the Fenit Lifeboat Cycle from O'Donnell's Mounthawk on Saturday morning. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Cyclists Set Off In The Sun For Fenit Lifeboat Cycle

May 10, 2015 at 11:17 am Comments are Disabled

AROUND 85 participants set of on their bikes on Saturday morning to raise funds for a great cause. The Fenit Lifeboat Cycle was another success and after last year’s awful weather conditions, the gods smiled down on the cyclists this time as they set off in the sun from O’Donnell’s […]

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