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Nathan Wins Best Dressed Man At Galway Races

Nathan Wins Best Dressed Man At Galway Races

August 2, 2017 at 5:49 pm Comments are Disabled

A TRALEE man was deemed the Best Dressed Man at the Galway Races this afternoon. Nathan McDonnell of Ballyseedy Home and Garden Centre made the shortlist wearing a Ted Baker checksuit purchased in Ryle Menswear of Ashe Street, Tralee. He was then announced as winner of the big prize, which […]

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Tralee Gardaí To Hold Open Day At John Mitchels GAA Grounds During Festival

Tralee Gardaí To Hold Open Day At John Mitchels GAA Grounds During Festival

August 2, 2017 at 4:45 pm Comments are Disabled

AN Garda Síochána, Tralee are hoping for a great turnout from the public at their open day  which takes place during the Rose of Tralee Festival. The John Mitchel’s GAA Complex at Ballyseedy will be the venue on Saturday, August 19 for the event which will run from 12pm to 4pm […]

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Here’s How Many Single Men And Women Are In Tralee And Beyond

Here’s How Many Single Men And Women Are In Tralee And Beyond

August 2, 2017 at 2:48 pm 1 comment

THE stats from Census 2016 keep on coming and the latest information released from the Central Statistics Office relates to households. Among the statistics are the number of single males and females over the age of 15 in the county. In Kerry, 38% of the people in the county over the […]

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Credit Union Has €10,500 To Give Away To Students With Education Awards

Credit Union Has €10,500 To Give Away To Students With Education Awards

August 2, 2017 at 11:03 am Comments are Disabled

  THE annual Tralee Credit Union Education and Dan Kellegher Memorial Awards are back and students are invited to apply where they could receive €1,500 towards their studies. Tralee Credit Union’s Education Awards are open to undergraduates in a full time course of at least 2 years’ duration and Dan Kellegher […]

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Members of the International Space University with John Griffin of Kerry County Council (right).

Kerry’s Dark Skies Draws International Interest

August 1, 2017 at 5:27 pm 1 comment

THERE were 25 members of the International Space University, from 18 different countries, visiting the Kerry International Dark Sky Reserve in south Kerry over the weekend. The group toured the historic sites and were briefed at first hand on the Dark Sky Reserve and plans to enhance it for locals […]

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Some members of the Tionól Mhic Easmainn Committee who have organised next Sunday’s ‘Gathering’ at Lios Mhic Easmainn, Ardfert, to celebrate/commemorate the good and patriotic deeds of Tomás Ághas and Ruairí Mac Easmainn. Sa phictiúr ó chlé: Seán Seosamh Ó Conchubhair (cathaoirleach), Dawn Uí Chonchubhair (rúnaí) and Brian O’Daly. Other members of coiste include: P.Mac Fhearghusa, A.Ní Chonchubhair, B.Caball.

Thomas Ashe To Be Remembered At Ardfert Ceremony

August 1, 2017 at 3:12 pm Comments are Disabled

THE death of Thomas Ashe will be remembered at Casement Fort, near Ardfert village, at 3pm on Sunday, August 6. Special guest speaker will be Conradh na Gaeilge historian, Donncha Ó hAodha, Uachtarán of the Munster section of CnaG and a former National President of the Conradh, who will talk about Tomás Ághas. […]

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Tralee Woman To Travel To Paris To Help Homeless Refugees

Tralee Woman To Travel To Paris To Help Homeless Refugees

August 1, 2017 at 1:26 pm Comments are Disabled

A TRALEE woman who was affected by the plight of people in ‘The Jungle’ in Calais when she volunteered two years ago, is heading to Paris to help homeless refugees. Catherine Tangney from Oakpark will travel to the French capital on August 15 where she plans providing aid to refugees. […]

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Four Tralee Stores Make Retail Excellence Top 100 List

Four Tralee Stores Make Retail Excellence Top 100 List

August 1, 2017 at 1:13 pm Comments are Disabled

A NUMBER of local businesses have made the Retail Excellence Top 100 Stores In Ireland. In Tralee, Ballyseedy Home and Garden, Corcoran’s Furniture and Carpets at Manor Park, Garvey’s Supervalu in Rock Street, and Horan’s Health Store in Manor West made the list. Also, Ahern’s Pharmacy, Farranfore, Mods and Minis, Killarney […]

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Fun Charity Colour Dash To Take Place In Tralee Next Month

Fun Charity Colour Dash To Take Place In Tralee Next Month

August 1, 2017 at 12:18 pm Comments are Disabled

IT’LL be a colourful Sunday morning in September as a Colour Dash for charity is set to take place in town. The Crumlin Colour Dash will take place on Sunday, September 10 at 11am in Tralee Bay Wetlands. This is a 5km run, jog or walk that all the family […]

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New Car Sales Strong In July But Down On Same Month In 2016

New Car Sales Strong In July But Down On Same Month In 2016

August 1, 2017 at 11:39 am Comments are Disabled

THERE were 568 new cars sold in Kerry in July according to the latest figures from the the Society of the Irish Motor Industry (SIMI) issued today. This was down -12.75% on July 2016’s figure of 651. So far in Kerry this year, new car sales are down -12.98%, with 2,561 sold this year […]

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Want A Career In Radio? Kerry ETB Has The Course For You

Want A Career In Radio? Kerry ETB Has The Course For You

August 1, 2017 at 10:43 am Comments are Disabled

IF you’re interested in a career in radio, the Kerry ETB Training Centre are holding an eight week course this month which is an ideal starting point. The Foundation In Radio course — delivered by Radio Kerry Training and starting on August 14 — is an excellent opportunity to access […]

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Gardaí Appeal For Information On Stolen Items And Vandalised Vehicle

Gardaí Appeal For Information On Stolen Items And Vandalised Vehicle

July 31, 2017 at 4:54 pm 1 comment

GARDAI in Tralee are asking for public’s help with regard to crimes in the town over the past two weeks. Between Wednesday, July 19 and Tuesday, July 25, a lady had her bicycle stolen in Tralee from a lock-up at Maine Street in Tralee. It’s a white bike with orange […]

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Kirby’s Brogue Inn Shortlisted For Great Carvery Pub Of The Year Award

Kirby’s Brogue Inn Shortlisted For Great Carvery Pub Of The Year Award

July 31, 2017 at 2:46 pm Comments are Disabled

A FAMOUS Tralee establishment is in the running for Great Carvery Pub of the Year competition. Kirby’s Brogue Inn on Rock Street is one of three Munster businesses shortlisted for the award which honours Ireland’s top carvery venues. The Killarney Heights Hotel has been shortlisted in the Great Carvery Hotel of […]

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The #Fanwall Was Full Of Green And Gold On Sunday

The #Fanwall Was Full Of Green And Gold On Sunday

July 31, 2017 at 1:10 pm Comments are Disabled

Kerry fans were up in force judging by the #Fanwall yesterday at Croke Park. This is a opportunity for fans to put their photos on Twitter and Instagram and then their images were projected on the big screens in the stadium. As you can see below, a lot of Kerry […]

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Michelle, Fiachna, Mikey and Muiris Collins outside Croke Park on Sunday. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Kerry Fans Supporting Their Team At Croke Park

July 31, 2017 at 11:48 am Comments are Disabled

‘JOB done’, seems to be the general consensus about Kerry’s performance yesterday at Croke Park, but it was acknowledged there’s still a lot of work to do. It seemed like half of Connacht was at headquarters, but there was still a good few of the Kerry faithful cheering on the […]

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Lisa Murray Finn and Geraldine Hennessy at the Shanakill Family Resource Centre Family Fun Day on Friday. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Community Spirit Shines At Shanakill For Family Fun Day

July 29, 2017 at 9:28 am Comments are Disabled

THE rain stayed away and the community came out for a great family fun day in Shanakill on Friday afternoon. The Shanakill Family Resource Centre wanted to give something back to the community so they got a bouncy castle and put on some games for the kids. Junior Locke and […]

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Monica and John Naughton, John O'Sullivan and Donie Cantillon at the celebration in Christ The King Park, Ballymullen on Friday evening. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Residents Enjoy A Celebration Of Ballymullen/Castlemorris Area

July 29, 2017 at 9:27 am 1 comment

THE weather stayed dry in Christ The King Park in Ballymullen for a special celebration for the community in the area. The residents of Castlemorris, Ballymullen, Murphy’s Terrace and Stephen’s Terrace organised the event as they are so close-knit and have pride in their area. “We wanted to link the four […]

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Know Your Rights: Part-Time Work And PRSI

July 29, 2017 at 9:24 am Comments are Disabled

Know Your Rights has been compiled by Kerry Citizens Information Service which provides a free and confidential service to the public… Question: I work part-time in a local restaurant from Thursday to Saturday. The number of shifts I work can vary depending on the time of year. How does this part-time […]

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Parents Urged To Talk To Credit Union Regarding Back To School Costs

July 28, 2017 at 2:51 pm Comments are Disabled

TRALEE Credit Union is encouraging parents to talk to them before thinking of using a credit card or a moneylender to deal with the costs of sending children to school. The Irish League of Credit Unions latest research of its annual Back to School Costs Survey shows the back to school […]

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This year’s Tri Kingdom Come Triathlon will take place in the beautiful surrounds of Fenit on Saturday, August 5th
l-r Niamh Murphy, Orla Brosnan, Suzanne O’Sullivan, Rose Quilter and Patricia Murray.

Tralee Triathlon Club will hold its Tri Kingdom Come this Summer in Fenit Co Kerry , as over 400 competitors are due too arrive to take part in one of the county’s top sporting events this year. 

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Fenit Prepares To Welcome Hundreds For Bank Holiday Weekend Triathlon

July 28, 2017 at 2:10 pm Comments are Disabled

FINAL preparations are being made to welcome hundreds of competitors to Fenit during the Bank Holiday weekend. The ‘Tri Kingdom Come’ event hosted by the Tralee Triathlon Club will take place on Saturday, August 5 in the scenic surrounds of Fenit. Triathletes from across Kerry can still sign up for the […]

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A group from Siamsa Tire at the fundraising coffee morning in An Teach Beag on Thursday. From left; Joanne Griffin, Balar Bernal, Anne O'Donnell, Catriona McCarthy, Gina Sugrue, Michelle Murphy, Tom Hannafin, Geraldine Hurley, Jonathan Kelliher and Majella Stack. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Coffee Morning Raises Over €500 For Una And Rachel’s Charity Skydive

July 28, 2017 at 12:01 pm 1 comment

A COFFEE morning raised funds for two young women’s fundraising efforts for the Meningitis Research Foundation yesterday. An Teach Beag was the venue as family and friends of Rachel Walsh, Ballyheigue, and Úna O’Connell, Kilflynn, gathered with other customers to give their support and the event raised over €500. Continued below… […]

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Anne and Gerry O'Riordan with Marcel. Photo by Dermot Crean

Tralee Couple Describes Rewarding Experience Of Being Puppy Walkers For Irish Guide Dogs

July 28, 2017 at 11:18 am Comments are Disabled

A TRALEE couple has told of the hugely rewarding experience of being puppy walkers for the Irish Guide Dogs For The Blind, as the organisation looks for people in Kerry to become volunteers. The purpose of Irish Guide Dogs’ Puppy Walking Programme is to develop and care for a guide […]

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Taxi Drivers Meet With TDs And Councillors About Rank Issue

Taxi Drivers Meet With TDs And Councillors About Rank Issue

July 28, 2017 at 9:56 am Comments are Disabled

TRALEE taxi drivers met with Kerry TDs, Tralee Municipal District councillors and Garda P.S.V. Inspector Jim O’Brien at a meeting on Wednesday evening about the ongoing rank issues in the town. In a statement to TraleeToday.ie, Tralee Taxi Association described the meeting in The Rose Hotel as “a worthwhile exercise” in […]

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Family Fun Day In Shanakill This Friday

July 27, 2017 at 3:10 pm Comments are Disabled

THERE’S a range of activities planned for tomorrow in Shanakill to bring out families for a great fun day. The Shanakill Family Resource Centre are giving something back to the community with a day filled with bouncy castles, a barbecue, sports games, music and more. There will be a chance […]

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Thursday 27 July 2017:  Star Kerry midfielder David Moran has said that it’s incumbent on all the players in the squad to honour the legacy left by retired stars like the Gooch, Declan O’Sullivan, Paul Galvin and the Ó Sés.
Speaking at the launch of Kerry GAA’s new sponsorship deal with Alliance Medical, who will provide quick access to the company’s MRIs, X-rays and other scans in Tralee and other centres around the country where Kerry players are based, the double All-Ireland winning midfielder said the hunger of younger players coming onto the panel has helped compensate for the loss of legends over recent years.
The Kerins O’Rahilly man, however, said that it was a privilege to play with The Gooch and other stars recently retired.  “You’ll always miss him. I feel very privileged to have been involved for 7 or 8 years and got to see Gooch in action, three or four days a week. It was fantastic. I suppose everyone, particularly the forwards, learned a lot from him. He’s a huge loss to us but he seems to be doing ok now on TV,” Moran quipped.
“It wasn’t just him. For us it was Declan O’ Sullivan, it was Paul Galvin, it was the Ó Sés. For us they were players of a generation and we were lucky they all came in around the same time and they definitely were benchmark setters for want of a better word.
“I suppose the onus is on guys now to get up to that level and to improve things again.”
The towering midfielder was high in his praise for the younger members of the panel. “They’re definitely a lot younger anyway the last couple of years. There’s fellas coming in and their birthdays are scaring me. There is a lot of the under-21s and the minors and I suppose the successful minor team have come in and they’ve brought a great freshness to it.
“I suppose that’s the key to rejuvenating a team; you need fresh blood coming in.  It’s great that guys are putting up their hand and they’re getting game time. It’s been fantastic.”
Looking ahead to Sunday’s quarter-final, Moran said that it’s been a good season so far but ultimately they’ll be judged on whether or not they make it to September.  “I suppose after the disappointment of last year we wanted to get back to winning ways and thankfully we were able to do that in the league. Then I suppose from there on in to the Munster Championship.
“You know as good as it is, we’re under no illusions that it was great to win the league and the Munster Championship but our season will be ultimately defined by what happens late in September. Whether we are there or not is going to be the telling of that.
“We’ve been around long enough and we’ve lost quarter-finals and semi-finals to know that you can’t just tick it off.”

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David Moran Says Kerry Are Taking Nothing For Granted Ahead Of Sunday

July 27, 2017 at 2:01 pm Comments are Disabled

DAVID Moran is not taking anything for granted coming into Kerry’s clash with Galway in Sunday’s All-Ireland quarter-final in Croke Park Speaking at the launch of Kerry GAA’s new sponsorship deal with Alliance Medical, the Kerry midfielder said that it’s been a good season so far but ultimately they’ll be judged […]

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Fabrik Nightclub To Close After This Weekend

Fabrik Nightclub To Close After This Weekend

July 27, 2017 at 1:37 pm 1 comment

FABRIK Nightclub will close its doors after Saturday night as the leaseholders have decided not to renew their involvement. The club at Godfrey Place first opened as Fabric in 2004, but closed in 2012. It reopened in May 2015 as Quarters, but was rebranded last August as Fabrik with new […]

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Stories And Photos Wanted For Mitchels Regeneration CD And Calendar

Stories And Photos Wanted For Mitchels Regeneration CD And Calendar

July 27, 2017 at 9:53 am Comments are Disabled

HAVE you or someone you know any stories to tell about the Boherbee/Mitchels area? Do you have family, friends or old neighbours returning home over this coming summer? Well the people from the Mitchels Regeneration Project are producing their 5th ‘Memories of the Mitchels CD’ and their 10th anniversary calendar […]

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Orlagh Winters: A Galway Girl In Tralee Before The Big Match

Orlagh Winters: A Galway Girl In Tralee Before The Big Match

July 27, 2017 at 9:52 am Comments are Disabled

Ok, so let me start this column by saying that I only realised that football is a religion when I moved to Kerry ten years ago, before that I had only a mild interest in it. The reason for this is that I come from a town where hurling and […]

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Launching the Recovery Haven Celebration of Light at Tralee Bay Wetlands were Jacinta Bradley, Joanie McAuliffe, Dermot Crowley, Linda Lynch and Maureen O'Brien. Photo by Dermot Crean

Very Special Celebration Of Light Planned At The Wetlands

July 27, 2017 at 9:52 am Comments are Disabled

AFTER last year’s emotional event at the Tralee Bay Wetlands, Recovery Haven’s Celebration Of Light, in association with Rose of Tralee International Festival and Kerry Choral Union, returns to the centre next month. The annual fundraiser for the Cancer Support House is in its sixth year and will see the candle […]

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Ferris Calls On Critics Of Purple Flag Initiative To Justify Objections

Ferris Calls On Critics Of Purple Flag Initiative To Justify Objections

July 27, 2017 at 9:51 am 1 comment

THE Sinn Féin councillor who initially proposed Tralee make an application for Purple Flag status, has criticised opponents of the process. The judges arrive tomorrow to assess the town for Purple Flag status, which is a positive initiative that indicates an entertaining, diverse, safe and enjoyable night in a town. […]

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