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Mother Gives Back To Those Who Helped Her Daughter With Autism

Mother Gives Back To Those Who Helped Her Daughter With Autism

January 29, 2015 at 11:02 am Comments are Disabled

A MOTHER of a child with autism is giving back to the schools which helped her child, by organising a charity night that will showcase the ‘Talent of Tralee’. Laura Smith of Racecourse Heights, is raising funds for Killahan Autism Unit Abbeydorney and St Joesph’s Autism Unit Castlemaine National School to say thanks for […]

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‘Santas’ Deliver Late Christmas Present To Charity

‘Santas’ Deliver Late Christmas Present To Charity

January 29, 2015 at 10:38 am Comments are Disabled

THE Santa 5k Fun Run which was in Tralee in December helped to raise an amazing €8,600 for the Ronald McDonald House Charities Ireland. Close to 1,000 runners, many dressed as Santas and their elves, braved the elements on December 14 in aid of the charity. (See video and photos here) The run was […]

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Local Woman Is One Of 12 Authors Nationally To Take Part In ‘Novel Fair 2015’

Local Woman Is One Of 12 Authors Nationally To Take Part In ‘Novel Fair 2015’

January 29, 2015 at 10:18 am Comments are Disabled

A TRALEE resident is in one of 12 writers who have been selected from almost 250 applicants to participate in Novel Fair 2015, an annual Irish Writers Centre initiative which will take place on Saturday, February 21. Barbara Magee Lovric, an avid and talented writer from Knocknacuig in Tralee, has won a […]

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Tralee Rail Travellers To Be Inconvenienced By Engineering Works

Tralee Rail Travellers To Be Inconvenienced By Engineering Works

January 28, 2015 at 4:22 pm Comments are Disabled

  IF your travelling by rail to or from Tralee next week, be prepared for more than a ‘change at Mallow’. There will be engineering works taking place on the line between Killarney and Farranfore from Monday, February 2 to Thursday, February 5, which means Tralee passengers will have to get buses to […]

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So Where’s The Cheapest Place In Town To Fill Up Your Motor?

So Where’s The Cheapest Place In Town To Fill Up Your Motor?

January 28, 2015 at 3:53 pm 1 comment

  WE checked out where the cheapest petrol price in town was three weeks ago and €1.28.9 was the lowest we found at Nolan’s Esso on North Circular Road and ‘Top’ at Manor. In that short space of time, a quick drive around to the stations on Wednesday morning revealed […]

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Ten Jobs Created As New Cafe To Open At Former ‘Charlie’s’ On The Mall

Ten Jobs Created As New Cafe To Open At Former ‘Charlie’s’ On The Mall

January 28, 2015 at 2:59 pm 1 comment

TEN new jobs will be created in the coming days with the opening of a new cafe where Charlie Nelligan’s Coffee Shop used to be located. Mr Nelligan retired from the coffee shop on Christmas Eve and sold the business to Jaroslaw Lukasiewicz, a Polish man, who has been living […]

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Controversial Ballybunion Site To Go Under The Hammer for Between €125k-€175k

Controversial Ballybunion Site To Go Under The Hammer for Between €125k-€175k

January 28, 2015 at 11:14 am Comments are Disabled

A CONTROVERSIAL site in Ballybunion, where there were plans in the past to build a €25m hotel development, is up for auction next month in the RDS Dublin with a reserve of between €125,000-€175,000. The 2.45 acre site opposite Ozone Terrace, overlooking the Atlantic Ocean, was once the location of The Castle […]

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Units At Tralee Shopping Centre To Be Auctioned Next Month

Units At Tralee Shopping Centre To Be Auctioned Next Month

January 28, 2015 at 10:53 am Comments are Disabled

NINE units in Tralee Shopping Centre will go under the hammer in next month’s Allsop Auction in Dublin, with a reserve price of between €475,000-€525,000. Units 1, 6, 8, 10, 10a, 12, 14, 20 and 20a will be offered collectively as one lot. Two units are subject to tenancies (Shoe Zone […]

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Blue Is The Colour – Kerry GAA Unveils New ‘Away’ Shirt

Blue Is The Colour – Kerry GAA Unveils New ‘Away’ Shirt

January 27, 2015 at 11:40 am Comments are Disabled

  THE new Kerry blue jersey was unveiled over the weekend and come Sunday, Mayo will be the first team to go up against the Kingdom in the Munster colours. “The response to the shirt has been very good. People have been waiting for the blue jersey since before Christmas,” […]

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Kerry Designer Dresses Winners At Hollywood Awards

Kerry Designer Dresses Winners At Hollywood Awards

January 26, 2015 at 4:57 pm Comments are Disabled

FOR those of you not in the know, the Screen Actors Guild Awards (SAG) were held in Los Angeles on Sunday night, and again there was a Kerry connection thanks to Ballyheigue’s Don O’Neill. While we may not have had any winners in the acting categories, we still had someone to […]

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Cash And Cigarettes Taken In Burglary Of Shop

Cash And Cigarettes Taken In Burglary Of Shop

January 26, 2015 at 2:58 pm Comments are Disabled

  GARDAI are appealing for information regarding a burglary on a shop in Ardfert. Collins’ Shop on Church Street was broken into on Thursday, January 22, between the hours of 5.30pm and 7.30pm. The shop has been broken into on a number of occasions in the past three months and […]

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Gardaí Warn Public About Bogus Callers

Gardaí Warn Public About Bogus Callers

January 26, 2015 at 2:35 pm Comments are Disabled

  GARDAÍ are warning householders that there are still people claiming to be from the local authorities going around saying  they need to check gas, power or water supplies. The bogus callers normally target areas where there is a large amount of elderly people living. What happens is the elderly person […]

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At the Kerry GAA Supporters Club annual social were, from left: Mary Claire McCarthy with Kieran Donaghy, Eamonn Fitzmaurice and Peter Crowley. Photo by Gavin O'Connor.

Kerry GAA Supporters Club Celebrates Its 25th Anniversary With Sam And Tommy

January 26, 2015 at 12:10 pm Comments are Disabled

THE Kerry Supporters Club came together on Saturday night in the Ballygarry House Hotel, to celebrate a successful year on pitch for Kerry teams and 25 years as an organisation following the green and gold the length and breath of the country. The silver jubilee gala event was made even more […]

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A Glimpse Into The Past With Colourised Photos From Tralee In The 1930s

A Glimpse Into The Past With Colourised Photos From Tralee In The 1930s

January 26, 2015 at 11:46 am Comments are Disabled

A COLLECTION of colourised photographs from the 1930s have emerged to allow us a rare glimpse into Tralee’s past. We found a story posted yesterday by IrishCentral.com about a collection of colourised  photos by American photographer Branson De Cou. He took a series of images – while travelling around Ireland in the early to mid-1930s – originally […]

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Trad Music Fans To Converge On ‘The Gathering Festival’.

Trad Music Fans To Converge On ‘The Gathering Festival’.

January 25, 2015 at 11:08 am Comments are Disabled

IF traditional music is your thinh, then mark your calendars from February 18-22 as the Gleneagle Hotel prepares to host the return of the ’16th Gathering Traditional Festival.’ A host of people from home and abroad are expected to descend on Killarney for the four day festival with a jam […]

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1st Place Winner
Nature and the Environment 2015, Domnick Walsh

Whats the weather like outside Mum by Domnick Walsh

Mary and Margaret Dennehy of Ballylongford stand by as Dad Michael fights to keep water out of the home following high tides and storm force winds

Tralee Photographer Domnick Walsh Wins At PPAI Awards

January 24, 2015 at 9:59 am 2 comments

THE photography ‘Oscars’ took place in Dublin last night and a well known local man took home one of the top prizes. Domnick Walsh won first prize in the Nature and Environment section for his photo ‘What’s The Weather Like Outside Mum?’ at the Press Photographers Association of Ireland (PPAI) Awards. The […]

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The Wailing Wall: Council Needs To Go Back To One Charge For All Services

The Wailing Wall: Council Needs To Go Back To One Charge For All Services

January 24, 2015 at 9:49 am 1 comment

  Johnnie Wall believes Kerry County Council needs to take the power back when it comes to charges for local services…  WHEN we bought our house back in 1970, the biggest costs we had to bear every year was our mortgage and our rates. The rates at that time for […]

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Some of the 2nd year, Creative Writing for Digital Media students in IT Tralee, front row, from left: Audrey Houlihan, Lianne Ahern, Sharon Cahill, Stephen Roche, Cayleigh Chan. Back row: Conor McCarthy, Jack Godley, Eamonn Hickson, David Rusk and Rosie Browne. Photo by GavinO'Connor.

Students Try To Persuade People To Get Creative On Their Course

January 23, 2015 at 3:02 pm Comments are Disabled

IT’S the time of year when leaving cert students CAO decisions weigh heavily on their minds. The students of one course particular course at IT Tralee are trying to persuade LC students to choose their course, as they’re afraid the course is in danger of being discontinued in the future. The uptake for […]

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Irish Independent Data Predicts Increased House Prices In Tralee This Year

Irish Independent Data Predicts Increased House Prices In Tralee This Year

January 23, 2015 at 2:27 pm Comments are Disabled

DATA collected by the Irish Independent shows that there is a critical shortage of rental properties in Tralee and that house prices will rise as new jobs come on stream in the county capital this year from the reopening of new hotels, resulting in increased demand. According to the figures […]

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Gaelcholáiste Chiarraí teachers on strike were from, left: Elma Nh Uilleabhain, Karen Ni Artaigh, Eddie Murchu, Honor Ni Cgloinn. Photo by Gavin O'Connor.

PHOTOS: Tralee Schoolteachers United On The Picket Line

January 23, 2015 at 2:06 pm Comments are Disabled

TEACHERS of Tralee’s secondary schools joined 27,000 other educators across the country on strike yesterday because of plans to reform the Junior Cert cycle. The teachers unions, ASTI and TUI are unhappy with plans to make their teachers assess 40% of the work of their own students. Continued below… Thursday’s industrial action followed […]

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New Poster Issues Rockies Rallying Cry

New Poster Issues Rockies Rallying Cry

January 23, 2015 at 10:42 am Comments are Disabled

THE Stacks faithful have released more details of travel arrangements for their All-Ireland semi-final match in Portlaoise next month in a new poster published today. The poster shows club players, management and stalwarts in a golden ring with the words of the ‘Celtic Symphony’ gracing the bottom – “We’re on the […]

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At the Mercy Mounthawk, Mark Doe cookery demonstration were, from left:  Elanor Maloney, Kate Barry, Pauleen Lynch and Isabelle Lynch. Photo by Gavin O'Connor.

PHOTOS: Healthy Turnout For Mercy Mounthawk Cooking Event

January 22, 2015 at 11:27 am Comments are Disabled

IT’S that time of year when many people are watching their waistlines, so to help people on their quest for a healthier new year, a cookery demonstration took place in the Ballyroe Heights Hotel on Wednesday. Proceeds on the night were in aid of the new Mercy Mounthawk extension fund and well-known chef […]

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CBS Primary School Helps To ‘PowerKindness’ For The Soup Kitchen

CBS Primary School Helps To ‘PowerKindness’ For The Soup Kitchen

January 22, 2015 at 11:13 am Comments are Disabled

A LOCAL primary school has helped to ‘Power Kindness’ by collecting winter clothing for those in need at the Tralee soup kitchen. Michelle Culloty, a teacher from CBS Primary School, along with her very helpful pupils, staff members and generous parents, recently set out to help the Tralee Soup Kitchen by […]

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Chamber Urges People To Make A Resolution To Shop Local This Year

Chamber Urges People To Make A Resolution To Shop Local This Year

January 22, 2015 at 10:41 am Comments are Disabled

JANUARY has nearly passed and many New Year’s Resolutions have already been broken but Tralee Chamber Alliance are encouraging  Tralee people to do five simple things to help boost the local economy in 2015. They’ve made five suggestions that could help businesses in Tralee prosper this year as they online below: “1. […]

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Six Kerry TDs Earned Almost €3m In Just Over Three Years

Six Kerry TDs Earned Almost €3m In Just Over Three Years

January 21, 2015 at 10:33 pm 1 comment

  KERRY’S six TDs have received almost €3m in salaries and expenses since their election to the Dail in March 2011, to July of 2014, according to a report by the RTE Investigations Unit. Five of the TDs received over half a million euro each. Kerry South Fine Gael Brendan Griffin earned […]

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Ballygarry House Hotel Makes Prestigious Top Five Hotels In Ireland List

Ballygarry House Hotel Makes Prestigious Top Five Hotels In Ireland List

January 21, 2015 at 4:51 pm Comments are Disabled

BALLYGARRY House Hotel has been named in the Top 5 Hotels in Ireland in  the annual Tripadvisor Travellers’ Choice Awards 2015. The Tralee hotel came in at No.5 in the list which was topped by Harvey’s Point in Donegal. There were no fewer than six other Kerry hotels listed in the Top […]

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Mary To Share The Couch With Dáithí And Maura On RTE’s ‘Today’ Show

Mary To Share The Couch With Dáithí And Maura On RTE’s ‘Today’ Show

January 21, 2015 at 2:17 pm Comments are Disabled

TRALEETODAY.IE’S  beauty columnist has just secured a regular slot on RTE’s flagship afternoon programme. Mary O’Donnell will grace our screens on a fortnightly basis with Dáithí O Sé and Maura Derrane on the ‘Today’ show talking about all things beauty-related. “I’m absolutely thrilled with it,” said Mary. “There was a lot of people […]

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At the cheque handover from money raised by the Mercy Mounthawk, Students v Teachers, Mark Maloney,Giles Appleby 
Back Megan Kennedy, Gavin Kennedy,Keith O'Flaherty,Ted Moynihan,Kerry Hospice,Olivia Dineen (teacher), Michael Daly,Mary Ann Sullivan, Donagh O'Brien

Mounthawk Teachers v Students Match Raises Money For Palliative Care Unit

January 21, 2015 at 11:20 am Comments are Disabled

  THERE was a chance for students of Mercy Mounthawk to get a bit of revenge back on teachers for all that homework, when they held an indoor soccer match in aid of the Palliative Care Unit in Kerry General Hospital last week. The students and staff raised €200 for the charity […]

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Unfinished Apartments Off The Oakpark Road Sold

Unfinished Apartments Off The Oakpark Road Sold

January 21, 2015 at 11:02 am Comments are Disabled

A BLOCK of unfinished apartments in Tralee, which had an asking price of €120,000, has been sold. The 12 two-bed apartments on the Oakpark Road are located in the residential area that is adjacent to the IT Tralee North Campus. They were marketed by agents Sherry Fitzgerald Stephenson Crean as an investment opportunity […]

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Woman Hopes To Track Down Ring Lost 44 Years Ago In The Brandon

Woman Hopes To Track Down Ring Lost 44 Years Ago In The Brandon

January 21, 2015 at 10:41 am Comments are Disabled

A WOMAN who lost her US high school ring in The Mount Brandon Hotel nearly 44 years ago is appealing to the people of Tralee to help her find it. Laura O’Brien (nee Gleeson), originally from New York, was a boarder in a secondary school in Limerick in 1970/71. While on […]

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