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Mayor To Meet Dunnes Management Within Weeks About Vacant Town Centre Premises

Mayor To Meet Dunnes Management Within Weeks About Vacant Town Centre Premises

June 14, 2019 at 1:06 pm 1 comment

TRALEE’S new Mayor, Cllr Jim Finucane, is to meet with Dunnes Stores management within weeks to make a proposal in relation to the vacant premises in Bridge Street. Mayor Finucane told fellow councillors at the meeting of Tralee Municipal District on Friday, that he has initiated contact with Dunnes Stores […]

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Summer Stars Reading Programme Begins Again At Tralee Library

Summer Stars Reading Programme Begins Again At Tralee Library

June 14, 2019 at 12:14 pm Comments are Disabled

THE Summer Stars Reading Adventure begins in your local library on this Saturday, June 15. Each year Kerry Library runs free summer reading programmes for primary school children to promote literacy development during the holidays and to encourage readers and not so regular readers to engage with books. Each child […]

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Mayor of Tralee Cllr Jim Finucane. Photo by Dermot Crean

Cllr Jim Finucane Is The New Mayor Of Tralee

June 14, 2019 at 12:01 pm Comments are Disabled

FINE Gael councillor, Jim Finucane was elected as the new town Mayor of Tralee this morning at the first meeting of Tralee Municipal District since the local elections in May. Cllr Finucane was proposed for the position by Labour Cllr Terry O’Brien and seconded by Fianna Fáil Cllr Norma Foley. Similarly, […]

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Emer and Ken Tobin of Yummy Cafe celebrated the businesses sixth birthday this month. Photo by Dermot Crean

Sponsored: The Joy Of Six For One Of Tralee’s Favourite Family Restaurants

June 14, 2019 at 9:11 am Comments are Disabled

SIX years. It might not seem that long ago, but it’s hard to remember a time when Yummy Cafe wasn’t serving up great food on Dominick Street, such is the place it holds in the hearts of many people in Tralee. Emer and Ken Tobin opened the doors to the […]

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Billy Ryle with MC for the evening Kerry O'Shea and former editor of The Kerryman Declan Malone who launched Billy's book, 'Christian Brotherly Love' at Tralee Library on Thursday evening. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Billy’s Book Launched At Tralee Library

June 14, 2019 at 9:10 am Comments are Disabled

THERE was a large turnout for the launch of a new book by a local author in Tralee Library on Wednesday night. Launched by former editor of The Kerryman, Declan Malone, Billy Ryle’s new novel ‘Christian Brotherly Love’ is a fictional novel set in the 1950’s and 1960’s and is the […]

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Participants pictured at last year's Born To Run 40 Mile Ultra Marathon and Relay. Photo by James Loveridge

Local School To Benefit From Born To Run Club’s 40 Mile Ultra Marathon

June 14, 2019 at 9:09 am Comments are Disabled

“KEEP on running” by The Spencer Davis Group might be a fitting soundtrack for a special event taking place in Tralee on Saturday, July 27. On that date, for the fifth year in a row, Born To Run Tralee Marathon Club will host its 40 mile ultra marathon and relay. […]

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Over 50 Women With Kerry Addresses Travelled To Britain For Abortions Last Year

Over 50 Women With Kerry Addresses Travelled To Britain For Abortions Last Year

June 14, 2019 at 9:05 am 1 comment

STATISTICS published on Thursday by the UK Department of Health show that 52 women giving Kerry addresses travelled to have an abortion in England or Wales in 2018. This is up from 50 in 2017 and 49 in 2016. The figures show that the number of women giving Irish addresses who […]

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Family Fun Day At Kelliher’s Rathass To Raise Funds For Down Syndrome Ireland

Family Fun Day At Kelliher’s Rathass To Raise Funds For Down Syndrome Ireland

June 13, 2019 at 3:16 pm Comments are Disabled

KELLIHER’S Mace shop in Rathass will host a HB Ice Cream Funday in aid of Down Syndrome Ireland on this Friday afternoon between 2pm and 6pm. It coincides with the official unveiling of their new look shop. There’ll be face-painting, a magician, a balloon modeller, a DJ, food tastings and […]

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Brothers Hoping For A Big Turnout Tomorrow For Clean-Up At Tralee Bay/Canal

June 13, 2019 at 12:46 pm Comments are Disabled

THREE young siblings will be joined by the public, members of the business community and new Kerry Rose Sally Ann Leahy tomorrow (Friday) for the next Tralee Bay Clean up. Nine year old twins Evan and Alex and their 12 year-old brother Dylan Nealon from Lixnaw have been spearheading a campaign […]

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Daniel Jokubaitis,

Tralee Warriors Sign Former Killorglin Star Player

June 13, 2019 at 11:26 am Comments are Disabled

THE new Men’s Superleague season won’t be long coming around and the champions are getting ready. Garvey’s Tralee Warriors have signed Daniel Jokubaitis, the Killorglin star player Daniel Jokubaitis for the 2019/2020 season. The 25 year old Lithuanian signed for the Warriors this week and will provide additional depth to […]

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WATCH: Tralee Club’s Video Need Views In X-Hale Video Competition

WATCH: Tralee Club’s Video Need Views In X-Hale Video Competition

June 13, 2019 at 11:06 am Comments are Disabled

A TRALEE Óg-Ógras Club is among three Kerry entries needing your views in this year’s Irish Cancer Society X-Hale Competition. Club Óg-Ógras Thrá Lí have submitted ‘Moladh an Dochtúra’ (Doctor’s Orders) in the competition designed to highlight the dangers associated with smoking. Other Kerry Óg-Ógras Clubs, which promote the use […]

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Mary Harris, Sean Harris, Mike McDonnell, Martina McDonnell and Fiona Kirby at the 'Arrival Of Summer' celebration at Kirby's Brogue Inn on Wednesday night. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Celebrating The Arrival Of Summer Tourism At Kirby’s Brogue Inn

June 13, 2019 at 8:39 am Comments are Disabled

AS they have done for the past number of years, Fiona and Kevin from Kirby’s Brogue Inn  invited people involved in the tourism industry in Tralee, to an ‘Arrival Of Summer’ celebration on Wednesday night. The hosts laid on a wonderful spread of food and music came from the young […]

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Day Place.

Free Seminar On Day Place In Tralee Library

June 12, 2019 at 12:24 pm Comments are Disabled

A FREE seminar on Day Place in Tralee will take place next Tuesday, June 18 at Tralee Library between 10am and 1pm. Day Place is Tralee’s earliest Georgian terrace, built by Justice Robert Day at the turn of the nineteenth century. It was the first time in the town’s history […]

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VAT Increase And Employment Costs The Main Issues Facing Tralee Hospitality Industry

VAT Increase And Employment Costs The Main Issues Facing Tralee Hospitality Industry

June 12, 2019 at 9:33 am 1 comment

THE increased VAT rate is having a major negative impact on hotels and restaurants in Tralee according to the results of surveys commissioned by Tralee Chamber Alliance. The hospitality sector in Tralee is now calling for greater action to sustain the industry over the coming 12 months. Ken Tobin of Tralee […]

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Pedestrianized Tralee in the 80's

PHOTOS: Local Photographer Compiles A Boxset Of His Books For Father’s Day

June 12, 2019 at 9:19 am Comments are Disabled

IF you’re still searching for a Father’s Day gift, then a well-known Tralee photographer John Cleary has an ideal solution. He has gathered his three books of press photos and stories, covering his decades a photographer for The Kerryman, into a boxset for the cut price of €49. ‘Through The […]

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WATCH: Kerry School Makes Final Of RSA Competition, But They Need Your Vote

WATCH: Kerry School Makes Final Of RSA Competition, But They Need Your Vote

June 12, 2019 at 9:15 am Comments are Disabled

A CASTLEISLAND school has made the final five of the Road Safety Association’s Safe Cross Code Dance Competition 2019. The nationwide competition drew a large amount of entries, but now that the pupils in Murie Gan Smal NS made the shortlist, they really need your vote to help them win […]

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Ardfert NS pupils join Declan Dowling of Kingdom Greyhound Stadium in launching the school's fundraising 'Night At The Dogs'. Photo by Dermot Crean

Final Preparations In Place For Ardfert NS Fundraiser This Saturday

June 12, 2019 at 9:14 am Comments are Disabled

IT’S just days to go and all at Ardfert National School are hoping its ‘Night At The Dogs’ fundraiser will be a great success this Saturday, June 15. There will be 10 races on the night including a novelty children’s relay race.  Face-painting will add to the colour of the […]

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Kerry Airport

Over €2.2m In Funding Announced For Kerry Airport

June 11, 2019 at 4:56 pm Comments are Disabled

KERRY Fine Gael TD and Minister of State for Tourism and Sport, Brendan Griffin, has announced major funding of €2,208,911 for Kerry Airport towards improvement works, safety and security. The amount is almost €1 million of an increase on the 2018 figure. This Government funding from the Department of Transport, Tourism and […]

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Call For Young Kerry Artists To Enter National Portrait Competition

Call For Young Kerry Artists To Enter National Portrait Competition

June 11, 2019 at 3:34 pm Comments are Disabled

THE National Gallery of Ireland is calling for entries to the Zurich Young Portrait Prize 2019. This inclusive art competition invites children and young people to create a portrait of themselves, or of someone they know. The Zurich Young Portrait Prize 2019 is for children and young people of all […]

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Kerry Cancer Support Group Launches Service To Limerick

June 11, 2019 at 3:09 pm Comments are Disabled

KERRY Cancer Support Group Health Link Transport has announced the launch of their new ‘Limerick Route’. The Limerick route which has been piloted for the past year is now ready to put on the road and the group have a brand new bus to dedicate to the service. The route […]

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Council Issues Warning About Potential For Algal Scum At Lough Leane

Council Issues Warning About Potential For Algal Scum At Lough Leane

June 11, 2019 at 11:06 am Comments are Disabled

KERRY County Council is today erecting signage along the shore of Lough Leane near Killarney to advise members of the public of the potential for an algal scum which can be harmful to small animals. Following the taking of samples by council staff in recent days, laboratory tests confirmed the […]

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Legal Briefs: The Pros And Cons Of Running A Business Through A Company

Legal Briefs: The Pros And Cons Of Running A Business Through A Company

June 11, 2019 at 10:52 am Comments are Disabled

So you’ve finally decided to start your own business, or maybe you’ve taken over the family farm. How will you structure your business? Will you form a company or will you be a sole trader?  What’s the difference? Alex Hoffman of Pierse McCarthy Lucey takes a look at the pros […]

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He just scored the winner. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Former Man Utd Player Teaches Soccer Skills To Moyderwell Pupils

June 11, 2019 at 10:38 am Comments are Disabled

A FORMER professional footballer turned priest was the special guest at Moyderwell Mercy Primary School on Monday to kickoff their ‘Be Active Week’. Fr Philip Mulryne OP was accompanied by fellow Dominican Priest Fr David McGovern, the school chaplain, to the gym where he coached soccer skills to some of […]

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Hundreds Take Part In The Scenic ‘Valley 70 Cycle’

Hundreds Take Part In The Scenic ‘Valley 70 Cycle’

June 11, 2019 at 10:36 am Comments are Disabled

THE annual Valley 70 Cycle, now in its 6th year, was held last on a bright and sunny Sunday morning in Fossa as 220 cyclists from Kerry, Limerick, Cork and even County Carlow set off on the 70km route through the Gap of Dunloe which is consistently voted one Ireland’s most […]

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Tralee’s Live Register Figure Down 13% On May 2018

Tralee’s Live Register Figure Down 13% On May 2018

June 10, 2019 at 4:32 pm Comments are Disabled

THE Tralee Live Register figure for May was down nearly 500 on the same month last year, according to data from the Central Statistics Office (CSO). There were 3,227 signing on in Tralee last month compared to 3,726 in May 2018, a drop of 499, or 13%. It’s now the […]

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Gardaí Urge People To Stop Engaging In Road Bowling Around Tralee

Gardaí Urge People To Stop Engaging In Road Bowling Around Tralee

June 10, 2019 at 3:49 pm Comments are Disabled

GARDAI in Tralee have received a number of complaints from the public about people engaging in road bowling games. According to gardaí, these groups are playing these games in locations around the town and on the outlying roads. This is causing serious traffic disruption and gardai say this is an […]

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Gardaí Seek Public’s Assistance With Theft And Criminal Damage Investigations

Gardaí Seek Public’s Assistance With Theft And Criminal Damage Investigations

June 10, 2019 at 3:31 pm Comments are Disabled

GARDAI in Tralee are asking for the public’s help with theft and criminal damage incidents in town over the past week. Between 4am and 4.20am on Tuesday, June 4, a large coffee cup advertisement sign was damaged by three males at O’Connor’s Garage in Rathass. Gardaí are examining CCTV footage, […]

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New Book On Kerry GAA From Well-Known Local Sports Journalist

New Book On Kerry GAA From Well-Known Local Sports Journalist

June 10, 2019 at 12:43 pm Comments are Disabled

WONDERING about that Father’s Day present? Well a new book on Kerry GAA is being launched this week that’ll keep the football fan in your life very happy. ‘Kerry Abú — The Ultimate Kerry Football Fan Book’ is written by well-known sports writer, Sylvester Hennessy, who has created an unparalleled […]

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Tralee Jumps To Fifth Place In IBAL Rankings

Tralee Jumps To Fifth Place In IBAL Rankings

June 10, 2019 at 10:16 am Comments are Disabled

IBAL (Irish Business Against Litter) announced their first results for 2019, which sees Tralee leap from a lowly 30th in January, right up to 5th in the overall rankings, the biggest difference of any town in Ireland. The rankings show Tralee to be ‘Cleaner Than European Norms’ in their report. […]

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Sasha Simpoies, Olivia Whelton, Tijana Arsenic and Sadhbh O'Shea at the Kerry Rose Selection on Saturday at the Ballyroe Heights Hotel. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Supporting The Kerry Rose Contestants From All Over The County (Part 2)

June 9, 2019 at 2:56 pm Comments are Disabled

TraleeToday.ie’s coverage of the Kerry Rose Selection 2019 is brought to you by AIB Tralee… THEY came from all over the county to support the contestants at the Ballyroe Heights Hotel. From Tarbert to Waterville, they brought banners and loud cheers for the 17 contestants vying for the Kerry Rose […]

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