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New First Responder Scheme Planned For Ardfert Area

New First Responder Scheme Planned For Ardfert Area

June 5, 2014 at 10:17 am Comments are Disabled

A NEW Community First Responder scheme has been planned for Ardfert and surrounding areas. The scheme, which will provide medical assistance to life-threatening emergencies such as cardiac arrests, strokes, choking and heart attacks – until the arrival of an ambulance, will be run by local volunteers. The group will also have […]

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Five Hidden Gems We’d Be Proud To Show Tourists

Five Hidden Gems We’d Be Proud To Show Tourists

June 5, 2014 at 10:00 am 4 comments

  Click on above advert for great offers THE Cromane Peninsula was included in the Lonely Planet’s Top 50 Secret Spots in Europe yesterday, one of just two Irish inclusions in the list along with The Gravediggers Pub in Dublin. It got us thinking here in TraleeToday.ie about our own hidden […]

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Islamic Culture Exhibition At The Brandon

Islamic Culture Exhibition At The Brandon

June 5, 2014 at 9:30 am Comments are Disabled

  KERRY Islamic Outreach Society is organising their second annual Islamic Cultural Exhibition at Brandon Hotel on Saturday, June 21 from 11am-5pm. This is a event for the whole community in order meet other minorities. There will be gift bags, calligraphy, artefacts, tours and more. Since its establishment in middle of 2013, Kerry […]

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VIDEO: Leaving And Junior Cert Students Talk About The English Paper

VIDEO: Leaving And Junior Cert Students Talk About The English Paper

June 4, 2014 at 2:55 pm Comments are Disabled

AND so it begins. Hundreds of Tralee teenagers began the Leaving Cert and Junior Cert exams today, so TraleeToday.ie’s Ryan Higgins and Oscar Brophy went downtown to ask some students how the first English paper went… See video… 

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Camera Club In Focus For Tralee Library Exhibition

Camera Club In Focus For Tralee Library Exhibition

June 4, 2014 at 12:16 pm Comments are Disabled

THE Ardfert Camera Club met last night in Kerry County Library to host their fourth annual photography exhibition. “There are some great pictures here that really tell a story and that’s what its about really, telling a story,” said Chairman Stephen Baker. The group which originally started with six members in 2009,  has […]

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Gearing up for the World Cup is former Dutch native Hennie Harcksen with his grandson Brian O'Dowd outside his house in Castlecountess.

World Cup Countdown: Orange Is The Colour For Hennie

June 4, 2014 at 10:59 am 1 comment

Click on above ad to see great offers WITH the opening game of the World Cup now just eight days away, the countdown to the greatest show on Earth is now well and truly on.  The Irish team may not be getting on the plane to Rio, but there is […]

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Carrauntoohil Climb For Mercy Hospital Foundation

Carrauntoohil Climb For Mercy Hospital Foundation

June 4, 2014 at 9:53 am Comments are Disabled

IF you’re feeling energetic this weekend then you may be interested in a fundraising climb taking place this Sunday. The third annual charity ‘Climb to Remember’ takes place on Sunday, June 8 and will see people from all over Munster rise to the challenge of climbing Ireland’s highest peak, Carrauntoohil, […]

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Tralee Man Appears In ‘Game Of Thrones’

Tralee Man Appears In ‘Game Of Thrones’

June 4, 2014 at 9:29 am Comments are Disabled

By Ryan Higgins WHILE Monday’s ‘Game Of Thrones’ has become infamous for the horrific climax of the fight between The Mountain and The Viper,  for one Tralee man the beginning of the episode was the highlight. Local actor, Tim Landers, was thrilled on Monday night as Episode 8 of Game of Thrones aired […]

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Ian Brick getting ready to take a shot during the long puck competition in Kilmoyley on Sunday.

First Long Puck Competition In Kilmoyley

June 4, 2014 at 9:28 am Comments are Disabled

THE parish of Kilmoyley was abuzz last Sunday when the local GAA club held its first fun long puck competition. Kilmoyley, which is steeped in hurling, invited teams from all ages and genders to take part. The focus was the winning of the Patie O’Hara Memorial shield in honour of […]

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Sacred Heart Primary School Going Green

Sacred Heart Primary School Going Green

June 3, 2014 at 3:20 pm Comments are Disabled

IT WAS a momentous day for the Sacred Heart Primary School (Presentation) who were presented with two prestigious environmental awards at the Tralee Bay Wetlands today. First An Taisce presented them with a Green Flag for bio diversity which is an internationally recognised award. The school received this for planting […]

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45 Tralee Jobs Go As Altobridge Enters Receivership

45 Tralee Jobs Go As Altobridge Enters Receivership

June 3, 2014 at 2:10 pm 3 comments

THERE was bad news in Tralee this morning with the announcement that Altobridge, located at Kerry Technology Park, has entered receivership and 45 people have lost their jobs. The international technology company which was founded in 2002 by Mike Fitzgerald employed 130 people worldwide. Mr Jim Luby of McStay Luby Chartered Accountants […]

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Jerry O'Connor, Blennerville, with Laura and James Fahy, Cahir, Co Tipperary, at the start of the Kingdom Alliance Sportive Cycling event at the ITT in Dromtacker on Saturday morning. Photo by Dermot Crean

Over 300 Cyclists Take Part In Kingdom Alliance Sportive

June 3, 2014 at 11:58 am 1 comment

IT was a glorious morning at the ITT grounds at Dromtacker on Saturday  as over 300 cyclists set off on the Kingdom Sportive Alliance Tour of Kerry. They came from all over Kerry and far beyond to take part in the three day event which is now in its second […]

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Susan Walsh, Tralee, Lisa Geaney, Castleisland and Cathy O'Connor, Tralee, at the Kerry Cancer Support Group Big Bus Barbecue at the Ballygarry House Hotel on Sunday night. Photo by Dermot Crean

Large Turnout For Big Bus BBQ In Ballygarry

June 3, 2014 at 10:52 am Comments are Disabled

THE Kerry Cancer Support Group held its fourth annual ‘Big Bus BBQ’ in Ballygarry House Hotel on Sunday evening and it proved to be another great success with well over 200 people in attendance. The €35 a head fundraiser is held in aid of the bus that runs from Kerry to Cork […]

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Derek O'Sullivan, Derrymore, Brian Egan, Spa, and Eamon Sayers, Derryquay, at the Dingle Bay Challenge at the St Pat's GAA grounds on Sunday evening. Photo by Dermot Crean

Dingle Bay Challenge A Great Success For St Pat’s

June 3, 2014 at 10:29 am Comments are Disabled

OVER 300 people took part in the St Pat’s GAA Dingle Bay Challenge on Sunday. The walk across mostly beach from Cloghane to Blennerville went off very well for both the club and participants. “We’d a great day with over 300 walkers, which is up about 60% on last year and most […]

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VIDEO: ‘Ask Tralee’ – Exam Advice From The Streets

VIDEO: ‘Ask Tralee’ – Exam Advice From The Streets

June 2, 2014 at 9:39 am Comments are Disabled

WITH just two days to go until the exams start, TraleeToday.ie’s Ryan Higgins and Oscar Brophy took to the streets of Tralee to ask the townsfolk to impart words of wisdom to those facing the papers on Wednesday.

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Carole, Geraldine and Kaka at Africa Day at Presentation Primary School on Saturday. Photo by Ryan Higgins

Photos: ‘Africa Day’ At Presentation School

June 1, 2014 at 1:32 pm 2 comments

TRALEE International Resource Centre celebrated African diversity this Saturday at Presentation Primary School with the yearly ‘Africa Day’ celebration. The annual commemoration offers an opportunity for everyone in Ireland to celebrate the heritage and identity of the African continent and the African people living in our communities.(continued after video below) The […]

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Moira Doyle, Oisin Doyle, Ciaran O'Sullivan, Mary O'Sullivan and Sadhbh O'Sullivan at the Kerry School of Music fundraising barbecue on Saturday afternoon. Photo by Ryan Higgins

Photos: Barbecue At The Kerry School Of Music

June 1, 2014 at 12:28 pm Comments are Disabled

By Ryan Higgins THE Kerry School of Music held its Holiday Barbecue on Saturday afternoon. The Barbecue, which was in aid of the window replacement fund, drew a large crowds from around the local area. The fundraising efforts were all in aid of the upgrade of the studio wing of the Kerry School of Music. […]

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Ladies from the Balloonagh Class of 1994 gather at Stoker's Lodge on Saturday night. Photo by Dermot Crean

Balloonagh’s Class Of ’94 Remember Their ‘Salad Days’

June 1, 2014 at 11:40 am Comments are Disabled

By Danielle Courtney The Woolyheads as Sr. Jacinta called them, aka Balloonagh’s 1994 class, reunited after two decades last Saturday in Stoker’s Lodge to reminisce on their days together in the Mercy school. The reunion has been really 18 months in the planning and it all came together beautifully on […]

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VIDEO: New Children’s Book From Tralee-Based Writer

VIDEO: New Children’s Book From Tralee-Based Writer

June 1, 2014 at 10:56 am Comments are Disabled

A TRALEE-BASED writer, has just released his children’s book and will showcasing it at Listowel writers week this weekend. Anthony Garvey has just launched ‘The Dark Green Book of Dreams”. The book was written in just 100 days and is set in Kilflynn. Anthony explained how he got started in writing. […]

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A group who attended the Balloonagh School Reunion of pupils 1947-59 at the Kerins O'Rahillys Clubhouse on Friday. Front from left; Lol O'Halloran, Ann Smith, Mary Shannon, Joan Hobbert, Lily O'Rourke Moloney, . Margaret McSweeney Thompson, Nora Sweeney Holstead. Back from left; Helen Curtin, Jean O'Halloran, Eleanor Power, Ann Dowling, William Seeler, Peggy Ashe, Nora Ashe, June Sweeney, Betty Healy Kelly, Gloria Healy Newman. Photo by Dermot Crean

Balloonagh Girls Reunite After 65 years

May 31, 2014 at 10:25 am 3 comments

THERE was a lot of catching up to do at the Kerins O’Rahilly’s Clubhouse on Friday night when the Balloonagh girls (and boy) got together again. Pupils of Balloonagh Primary School who attended from 1947-1959 reunited to share memories from those days. Margaret Sweeney and Lol O’Halloran got the ball rolling for the […]

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VIDEO: Tralee Woman Cooks Up New Web Business

VIDEO: Tralee Woman Cooks Up New Web Business

May 30, 2014 at 1:20 pm Comments are Disabled

A TRALEE woman, living in London, has just launched a new website business which shows users how to make tasty low-carb meals. “Basically I started a diet, called the Slow Carb Diet, just over a month ago and I couldn’t find a website to show me how to have tasty, […]

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At the Mercy Mounthawk transition year awards night in the Ballyroe Heights Hotel on Wednesday night were, from left: Ciara Murphy, Ellen O’Brian, Megan Fort, Aoife Leahy. Photo Gavin O'Connor.

Photos: Mounthawk TY Students End Of Year Awards

May 30, 2014 at 10:10 am Comments are Disabled

NEARLY 12o students and their families gathered at the Ballyroe Heights Hotel on Wednesday night for the Mercy Mounthawk Transition Year annual awards. It was a night where the students also put on a performance of song and drama and where 60 of them received the President’s Gaisce Awards, the most ever […]

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Cyclists Prepare To Descend On Tralee For Weekend

Cyclists Prepare To Descend On Tralee For Weekend

May 29, 2014 at 4:23 pm Comments are Disabled

YOU still have a chance to get involved in a ‘wheelie’ good event in Tralee this weekend when the town plays host to the second annual Kingdom Alliance Sportive. Kieran Ruttledge, said: “The Kingdom Alliance Sportive is effectively a Tour of Kerry cycle and it has already become a major three day […]

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Spring To Decide By Tuesday If He’ll Run For Labour Leader

Spring To Decide By Tuesday If He’ll Run For Labour Leader

May 29, 2014 at 11:02 am Comments are Disabled

ARTHUR Spring will decide by next Tuesday whether he will put his name forward for the position of Labour leader. Deputy Spring was speaking on the Morning Ireland programme on RTE Radio 1 this morning . “I am considering putting my name forward for both positions at the moment,” the Tralee […]

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Emma Lowham, Hazel Donegan, Shauna Coffey, Clodagh Moore, Lauren Flynn soaking up the sun in the Town Park on Wednesday afternoon. Photo by Dermot Crean

Photos: Parklife On The First Real Day Of Summer

May 29, 2014 at 9:20 am Comments are Disabled

YESTERDAY was really the first day of summer and people took full advantage of it by heading to the beaches and scoffing ice-creams. We went to the Town Park – which was looking beautiful as always – and took photos of people of all ages enjoying the sunshine. With a dreary […]

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VIDEO: Ask Tralee: “Where Would You Get The Best ’99’?”

VIDEO: Ask Tralee: “Where Would You Get The Best ’99’?”

May 28, 2014 at 8:17 pm 1 comment

ONE fine day and it’s gone to our heads here at TraleeToday.ie ! With the town basking in the sunshine and more to come for the next few days we decided to find outWhere Would You Get The Best ’99 in town and what do people love doing during the […]

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New York Stories: Exhibition Opens In County Museum

New York Stories: Exhibition Opens In County Museum

May 28, 2014 at 1:40 pm Comments are Disabled

A NEW exhibition on the Irish Mission in New York opens this Wednesday in Tralee and tells the fascinating story of the plight of Irish women who emigrated to the city from 1883 to 1954. ‘The Irish Mission at Watson House’ will be seen for the first time in Ireland when it opens in Kerry County […]

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Green Flags For Tralee Schools

Green Flags For Tralee Schools

May 28, 2014 at 11:13 am Comments are Disabled

SCHOOLS from all over the Tralee area were presented with the prestigious Green Flag at an awards ceremony in Silver Springs Moran Hotel, Cork on Tuesday. Sixty schools from Kerry were awarded Green Flags by An Taisce at the ceremony. Nationally, 205 schools will be awarded their first Green Flag in recognition […]

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Recovery Haven Launches ‘Celebration Of Light’

Recovery Haven Launches ‘Celebration Of Light’

May 28, 2014 at 9:40 am Comments are Disabled

THOUSANDS of people all over Kerry are expected to take part in the annual ‘Celebration of Light’ this June in aid of  Recovery Haven. “Celebration of Light” has become a very important annual community event which gives an opportunity for all those whose lives have been touched by cancer to […]

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Spring Says Leadership Issue Might Destabilise Coalition

Spring Says Leadership Issue Might Destabilise Coalition

May 27, 2014 at 12:48 pm Comments are Disabled

DEPUTY Arthur Spring has said that there is a possibility that the current Labour leadership issue might destabilise the Government. Mr Spring was speaking on the Kerry Today show on Radio Kerry this morning where he told host, Jerry O’Sullivan, that if given the chance to serve in a new cabinet he would […]

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