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Recovery Haven To Hold Cancer Support Evening

Recovery Haven To Hold Cancer Support Evening

February 11, 2015 at 9:42 am Comments are Disabled

  THERE will be a ‘Cancer Support Group’ evening held on Wednesday, February 18 in the Recovery Haven Cancer Support House from 6pm-7pm. The group will offer an opportunity to those who come to talk freely and openly about cancer and dealing with its impact on their lives. Recovery Haven […]

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Missing person, Karl White.

Missing Ballybunion Man Found Alive Near Listowel

February 10, 2015 at 6:42 pm Comments are Disabled

A BALLYBUNION man, who had been missing since Sunday, has been found alive. Search parties looking for 48-year-old Karl White have located him alive in an area near Listowel this afternoon. He has been taken to Kerry General Hospital.

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Tralee International Marathon Makes Changes To Start And Finish Lines

Tralee International Marathon Makes Changes To Start And Finish Lines

February 10, 2015 at 4:59 pm Comments are Disabled

  THERE will be slight changes to both the starting and finishing lines of the ‘Tralee International Marathon’ when it takes place on Sunday March 15. The Kerry vs Donegal National Football League game is due to be held in Tralee on the same day and so the decision has […]

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The cross at the summit of Carrauntoohil. Photo by Tim Galvin.

Tralee Men Enjoy Ice Climbing On Carrantuohill

February 10, 2015 at 4:34 pm Comments are Disabled

  CLIMBERS are flocking to Carrauntoohil from all four corners of country to take advantage of the ice climbing conditions on Ireland’s highest peak. Tralee climbers, Tim Galvin and Mike Crowley climbed Carrauntoohil last week and took these fantastic shots. Tim Galvin, of Gally’s Bar and Restaurant, has been going up on the […]

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Sinn Féin TD Calls For Dáil Debate IT Tralee And CIT Merger Issue

Sinn Féin TD Calls For Dáil Debate IT Tralee And CIT Merger Issue

February 10, 2015 at 12:50 pm Comments are Disabled

  NORTH Cork Central Sinn Féin TD, Jonathan O’ Brien, has called on the Minister for Education Jan O’ Sullivan to meet with stakeholders in an effort to address their concerns about the proposed IT Tralee and CIT merger. The merger is set to cost in the region of  €6.7 million […]

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90 year old, Kenmare mart employee, Eugie O'Sullivan with his black stick.

VIDEO: Straight-Talking Eugene Celebrates 90th Birthday In Mart

February 10, 2015 at 11:44 am Comments are Disabled

  A STRAIGHT-TALKING 90 year old mart employee, Eugene (Eugie) O’Sullivan, is a legend in Kenmare. A surprise 90th birthday party was thrown for the local character in Kenmare Mart where the Irish Examiner recorded fantastic a video (below) of Eugie speaking about his  life. Not a man to be messed […]

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Sheila and Thomas McQuinn with Sinead and Gregory Herve at the Lee Strand Social at Ballygarry House Hotel on Saturday night. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Hundreds Enjoy A Great Night At The Lee Strand Social

February 10, 2015 at 11:33 am Comments are Disabled

OVER 350 people attended the Lee Strand Annual Social on Saturday night at the Ballygarry House Hotel. The annual gathering attended by farmers, shareholders, staff and customers of Lee Strand was a wonderful social evening of fine dining, great music and dancing. On arrival guests were welcomed with a jazz and champagne […]

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Gala Ball Fundraiser Will Remember Popular Spa Man Tommy Brosnan

Gala Ball Fundraiser Will Remember Popular Spa Man Tommy Brosnan

February 10, 2015 at 11:25 am Comments are Disabled

A HUGELY popular Spa man will be remembered this April at a special event to raise funds for the Irish Motor Neurone Disease Association (IMNDA). The Primrose Black Tie Gala Ball in aid of IMNDA and in memory of Tommy Brosnan, was launched on Saturday at a photo call in Ballygarry House Hotel. The Gala […]

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Kerry ETB Training Centre Hosts National Skills Competition

February 10, 2015 at 11:21 am Comments are Disabled

The ‘Beauty Therapy’ department of Kerry’s ETB training centre will play host to the ‘National Skills Competition for Beauty Therapy’ tomorrow. And two of the participants selected to compete in the competition are from Kerry – Shauna O’Shea, from Tralee and Bernadette Casey from Castlecove. The annual Ireland Skills Competition is […]

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Missing person, Karl White.

Gardaí Trying To Trace The Whereabouts Of Car And Driver

February 10, 2015 at 10:39 am Comments are Disabled

  GARDAÍ in Ballybunion and Listowel are currently seeking the public’s assistance in looking for a Ballybunion man and the car he may be driving. The person’s name is Karl White from Ballybunion, who has been missing since Sunday. He is described as a 48 year old man, 5’ 10’’ in height with blue […]

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Nineteen People Diagnosed With Cancer In Kerry Every Week As Society Launches Daffodil Day

Nineteen People Diagnosed With Cancer In Kerry Every Week As Society Launches Daffodil Day

February 10, 2015 at 10:28 am Comments are Disabled

NINETEEN people in Kerry diagnosed with cancer every week, according to the Irish Cancer Society, as they launched this year’s Daffodil Day. Daffodil Day, supported by Dell, will take place in Kerry on Friday March 27. This year marks the 28th Daffodil Day, Ireland’s longest running and biggest fundraising day. The […]

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We Find The Two Tralee Ladies Who Saved Murt €500

We Find The Two Tralee Ladies Who Saved Murt €500

February 9, 2015 at 5:32 pm 3 comments

WE posted a story this afternoon about a Ballyduff man who wanted to thank two Tralee ladies for doing a good deed in town last week. Murt O’Sullivan left €500 cash hanging out of an AIB ATM machine last Wednesday (see earlier story here) which the ladies returned to him. But he didn’t […]

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Pupils of Tralee Educate Together enjoying a fun day in the woods.

Fun Day Of Outdoor Learning For Pupils Of Tralee Educate Together

February 9, 2015 at 4:09 pm Comments are Disabled

  THE children of Tralee Educate Together National School enjoyed a day of outdoor learning activities in the woods next to the school last week. The lecturer and students of the BA in Outdoor Education, IT Tralee worked with the teachers from Tralee Educate Together to provide this great opportunity […]

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Former ‘Rose Of Tralee’ Contestant Hopes To Sing For Ireland In Eurovision

Former ‘Rose Of Tralee’ Contestant Hopes To Sing For Ireland In Eurovision

February 9, 2015 at 3:00 pm Comments are Disabled

  A FORMER ‘Rose of Tralee’ contestant is entering ‘Eurosong 2015’ with the hopes of representing Ireland in this year’s ‘Eurovision.’ Kat Mahon represented Longford at the 2014 Rose Of Tralee and is hoping to impress when she competes against four other acts in a bid to represent Ireland at the […]

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Man Looks To Reward Tralee Ladies For Good Deed At Bank

Man Looks To Reward Tralee Ladies For Good Deed At Bank

February 9, 2015 at 2:39 pm 1 comment

A BALLYDUFF man is looking to thank two young Tralee ladies for ensuring he wasn’t €500 out of pocket last week. Murt O’Sullivan was on Deirdre Walsh’s ‘Talkabout’ programme on Radio Kerry earlier today, where he told listeners about what happened to him at the AIB  ATM machine on Castle […]

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Den Braves The Elements And Shaves Head For Charity

Den Braves The Elements And Shaves Head For Charity

February 9, 2015 at 12:48 pm Comments are Disabled

  WHILE most people right now are looking for extra layers to put onto our heads, there’s one man in town who’s gone and done the opposite! Denis ‘Den’ McCarthy, originally from Tipperary, but now living in Ballyrickard,  bravely took the decision to have his head fully shaved for ‘Today […]

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At Business Expo 2015 in the Fels Point Hotel were, from left: Christine Klein, Heidi and Gracie Grimwood. Photo by Gavin O'Connor.

PHOTOS: Hundreds Visit Business Expo 2015 At Fels Point Hotel

February 9, 2015 at 12:32 pm Comments are Disabled

THE Fels Point Hotel played host to 120 Kerry-based businesses on Sunday for the Business Expo 2015. Organised by Kerry Businesswomen’s Network, exhibitors showcased a wide variety of services and goods ranging from the food and tourism sectors to health and fitness, coaching, consultation, fashion and retail, dance and leisure, IT, […]

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Eoghain Sheehy, Jamie Lowham, David Culloty, Kieran O'Donovan and Neil Cannon at the Na Gaeil GAA Celebration Night at The Meadowlands Hotel on Saturday. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Na Gaeil GAA Club Celebrates In The Meadowlands

February 9, 2015 at 11:08 am 1 comment

OVER 150 members of Na Gaeil GAA gathered to celebrate a great year for the Oakpark club at the Meadowlands Hotel on Saturday night. This year the annual social was billed as a celebration night, as they have a lot to celebrate according to Club PRO, Theresa Kelliher. “We have […]

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Jane Lynch, Paula Foley and Melissa Costello at the 'Dress Haven' fundraiser in aid of Recovery Haven in the Fels Point Hotel on Saturday night. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Fantastic Night Of Fashion For A Great Cause At Fels Point

February 8, 2015 at 12:38 pm Comments are Disabled

OVER 200 fashion lovers showed up at the Fels Point Hotel last night for a great charity event. The ‘Dress Haven’ fundraiser, the brainchild of Mary Brick, was in aid of the Recovery Haven. People attending could browse through the donated items on racks, while models also displayed the clothes […]

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Tanaiste, Joan Burton meets staff at Intero. Photo by Gavin O'Connor.

Tánaiste Officially Opens Intreo Centre

February 8, 2015 at 11:19 am Comments are Disabled

TANAISTE and Minister for Social Protection Joan Burton officially opened the Intreo Centre on Godfrey Place on Friday morning. At the opening, the Tanaiste was accompanied by Arthur Spring TD and while there she met Mayor of Kerry John Brassil, Mayor of Tralee Jim Finucane, along with Intreo staff. Following the amalgamation of employment […]

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Stephen Stack Rallies The Troops Ahead Of Big Match

Stephen Stack Rallies The Troops Ahead Of Big Match

February 7, 2015 at 11:06 am Comments are Disabled

AUSTIN Stacks senior team boss, Stephen Stack, has issued a rallying cry for all Rockie supporters ahead of the All-Ireland Club semi-final next Sunday. In an open letter published on the Austin Stacks website last night, the Rockies manager asks the black and amber fans to make a special effort […]

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Brenda’s Marathon Effort To Help Those Who Cared For Her Husband

Brenda’s Marathon Effort To Help Those Who Cared For Her Husband

February 7, 2015 at 10:31 am Comments are Disabled

A TRALEE woman is set to run 12 marathons in eight months to raise funds for those who helped her husband through his cancer ordeal. Last summer, Brenda Doody got the devastating news that her husband, Pat, was diagnosed with oesophageal cancer. To give back to the people who helped him, she […]

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Aqua Dome To Welcome Its 4,000,000th Visitor This Month

Aqua Dome To Welcome Its 4,000,000th Visitor This Month

February 7, 2015 at 10:27 am Comments are Disabled

CONFETTI shoots will explode and ticker-tape will shine when the Aqua Dome Tralee welcomes its four millionth (4,000,000) visitor next weekend, sometime between February 19 and 22. But who will be the lucky 4,000,000th visitor? “Based on the average number of people who visit the Aqua Dome each week, our calculations suggest that […]

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Kerry To Faro Service Reduced To Summer Months

Kerry To Faro Service Reduced To Summer Months

February 6, 2015 at 4:37 pm Comments are Disabled

  THERE was bad news for spring and autumn sun worshippers as Ryanair have announced a reduction in their service from Kerry to Faro in Portugal. Normally operating from April to October, the twice weekly service has now been reduced to just the three peak summer months of June to August. […]

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The scene outside the Brogue Inn before Joan Burton's arrival. Photo by Gavin O'Connor.

‘Pink Ladies’ Get Their Anti-Water Charges Message Across To Tánaiste

February 6, 2015 at 3:34 pm Comments are Disabled

A LARGE group of women dressed in pink protested the arrival of Tánaiste, Joan Burton, at a Labour party meeting in The Brogue Inn as part of the Right2Water movement. The ‘Pink Ladies’ were protesting about the water charges in peaceful and silent manner where there was a Garda presence. “The idea is […]

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Kerry Comes To Global Attention With National Geographic Cover

Kerry Comes To Global Attention With National Geographic Cover

February 6, 2015 at 3:21 pm 1 comment

  KERRY has once again come to global attention after featuring in an 11-page spread in the  February/March 2015 issue of the of ‘National Geographic Traveler’. As one of the most recognizable magazines worldwide, it is another big win for Kerry tourism to have ‘Ross Castle’ in Killarney featured as the cover […]

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Chamber Tells Tánaiste Grants To Tackle Derelict Sites Can Create Hundreds Of Jobs In Town

Chamber Tells Tánaiste Grants To Tackle Derelict Sites Can Create Hundreds Of Jobs In Town

February 6, 2015 at 11:30 am Comments are Disabled

TÁNAISTE Joan Burton has been told that hundreds of jobs would be created in Tralee if the Government introduced a grant scheme to regenerate former industrial areas in the town. At a meeting with the Board of Tralee Chamber Alliance yesterday, Joan Burton heard that one company had planned to […]

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Tralee Native Hopes To Become ‘Mum In A Million’ With TV3 Competition

Tralee Native Hopes To Become ‘Mum In A Million’ With TV3 Competition

February 6, 2015 at 11:12 am 5 comments

A TRALEE native has been chosen as one of the finalists in TV3’s ‘Mum In A Million’ competition, with a prize of a trip to Italy up for grabs. Helen Hempenstall (nee Walsh) is originally from Derrylea, Oakpark here in town, but is now based in Newcastle, Co. Wicklow. Having been […]

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Jeep Repeatedly Crashes Into Car In Hit And Run Incident At Boherbee

Jeep Repeatedly Crashes Into Car In Hit And Run Incident At Boherbee

February 6, 2015 at 10:41 am 1 comment

A HIT and run incident occurred in Boherbee last night, where a car, occupied by two people, was repeatedly crashed into by a jeep. No-one was injured in the incident. At around 9pm on Thursday night, a car, with a male in the passenger seat and a female in the driver’s side, […]

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Presentation Secondary School Celebrates ‘Love Literature Week’

Presentation Secondary School Celebrates ‘Love Literature Week’

February 6, 2015 at 10:15 am Comments are Disabled

  THE annual ‘Love Literature’ week began in Presentation Secondary Tralee on Monday  and it’s proved to be an exciting week for all those involved. The event, which is hosted by the schools transition year students with the help of their teachers Ms. Joanna O’ Flynn and Ms. Norma Foley, is always […]

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