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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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Balloonagh Girls Reunite After 65 years

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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Photos: Mounthawk TY Students End Of Year Awards

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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Photos: Parklife On The First Real Day Of Summer

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’?”

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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Hoping For A Runway Success At Fashion Show

Hoping For A Runway Success At Fashion Show

May 27, 2014 at 10:45 am Comments are Disabled

A CHARITY fashion show will take place this Friday night in aid of three vital charities and organisations. The event called ‘Dance 2 Destiny’ is being organised by Joanne Barry School of Performance and will aid Breast Cancer Research, Recovery Haven and Pieta House, the latter which is particularly important to Joanne. […]

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No Shortage Of Hospital Passes At Soccer Fundraiser

No Shortage Of Hospital Passes At Soccer Fundraiser

May 27, 2014 at 10:22 am Comments are Disabled

IT will be a case of rivalry renewed next month when the Bons and KGH staff take to the field in their annual soccer fundraiser. IT will also be a chance to pay tribute to a Bon Secours staff member and soccer fan  who passed away last month. On June 6 […]

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VIDEO: Girls Go Without Phones For 72 Hours…And Survive!

VIDEO: Girls Go Without Phones For 72 Hours…And Survive!

May 26, 2014 at 4:20 pm Comments are Disabled

TWO Tralee students lived through what many of their peers would consider their worst nightmare at the weekend. Leandra Nana and Nina Duggan, Transition Year students at Mercy Mounthawk took part in the experiment for Radio Kerry’s Talkabout programme to give up their phones for 72 hours. And they lived to […]

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Labour Leadership ‘Has To Grow A Pair’ Says Cllr Terry O’Brien

Labour Leadership ‘Has To Grow A Pair’ Says Cllr Terry O’Brien

May 26, 2014 at 12:21 pm Comments are Disabled

LABOUR councillor Terry O’Brien says the leaders of the party have to “grow a pair” and make some tough decisions or the party “be non-existent” after the next general election. Cllr O’Brien was speaking at the John Mitchels GAA Complex on Sunday after he was re-elected to Kerry County Council. “Labour […]

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Great Night For Rockies At The Track

Great Night For Rockies At The Track

May 26, 2014 at 10:39 am 1 comment

THE Rockies were out in force at the dog track on Saturday night for an Austin Stacks fundraiser to aid the purchase of the ‘Nuns Field’ in Connolly Park. One of the highlights of the night was a Bartenders race, with Niall ‘Flash’ O’Shea proving he was lightning quick on […]

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Chris Murray: Succession Issues In The Family Business

Chris Murray: Succession Issues In The Family Business

May 26, 2014 at 10:26 am Comments are Disabled

By Chris Murray QUITE often, in family businesses, the importance of careful planning for the passing of the control and ownership of a family business does not get the attention that it merits. In terms of planning, succession is not regarded as a business issue – indeed succession can often […]

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Election 2014: McCarthy, Spring, McEllistrim And Locke Win Final Tralee Seats

Election 2014: McCarthy, Spring, McEllistrim And Locke Win Final Tralee Seats

May 25, 2014 at 8:12 pm Comments are Disabled

IT’S all over in the race for Tralee Electoral Area seats as four out of the final five candidates left in the race were deemed elected before 7pm tonight. The elected candidates are Thomas McEllistrim (FF), Pat McCarthy (FG), Sam Locke (Ind) and Graham Spring (Lab). There was disappointment for […]

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Election 2014: Ted Fitzgerald’s 40 Years In Tralee Politics Comes To An End

Election 2014: Ted Fitzgerald’s 40 Years In Tralee Politics Comes To An End

May 25, 2014 at 6:12 pm Comments are Disabled

FIANNA Fail’s Ted Fitzgerald has been eliminated from the Tralee Electoral Area count bringing an end to 40 years in local politics. Cllr Fitzgerald was elected to Tralee UDC in 1974 and has been a great servant to the town serving both on town and county councils over the years. The […]

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Election 2014: Jim Finucane Fills Sixth Seat In Tralee Electoral Area

Election 2014: Jim Finucane Fills Sixth Seat In Tralee Electoral Area

May 25, 2014 at 5:25 pm Comments are Disabled

ANOTHER candidate has been elected to the Tralee Electoral Area of Kerry County Council. Fine Gael’s Jim Finucane was elected after getting 211 extra votes from his eliminated party colleague, Grace O’Donnell. This put him over the quota to give him a vote of 1,671. His surplus of 72 is […]

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Election 2014: Some Good News For Labour As Terry O’Brien Retains Seat

Election 2014: Some Good News For Labour As Terry O’Brien Retains Seat

May 25, 2014 at 4:12 pm Comments are Disabled

LABOUR’S Terry O’Brien has been re-elected to Kerry County Council on the sixth count, making it four candidates elected for the area. There was great celebrations from family and supporters when the presiding officer announced that he had exceeded the quota at around 3.30pm. He got 65 votes after the […]

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Election 2014: Collins Thanks Supporters After Elimination

Election 2014: Collins Thanks Supporters After Elimination

May 25, 2014 at 3:25 pm Comments are Disabled

INDEPENDENT candidate, Tommy Collins was eliminated on the fifth count in the Tralee Electoral Area elections. He received just six votes from Norma Foley’s surplus which brought him to 731, not enough to keep him in the race. The sixth count, dealing with the distribution of Collins’ votes, is due […]

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Election 2014: Gillian Wharton Slattery Eliminated On Third Count

Election 2014: Gillian Wharton Slattery Eliminated On Third Count

May 25, 2014 at 1:21 pm Comments are Disabled

LABOUR Party candidate Gillian Wharton Slattery was eliminated from the Tralee Electoral Area contest on the third count earlier today. She received 29 extra votes from Pa Daly of Sinn Fein’s surplus bringing her total vote to 479. It still left her as the candidate with the lowest amount of votes and […]

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Election 2014: Norma Foley Elected To County Council

Election 2014: Norma Foley Elected To County Council

May 25, 2014 at 11:24 am Comments are Disabled

NORMA Foley of Fianna Fail has been elected to the County Council for the Tralee Electoral Area in the past hour. There were jubilant scenes when the result was announced around 10.40am, following the distribution of Toireasa Ferris’ surplus, where she got an extra 139 votes to bring her to 1,680. It […]

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Video: Kerry Pride Parade In Tralee

Video: Kerry Pride Parade In Tralee

May 25, 2014 at 2:46 am Comments are Disabled

A DAMP and miserable Tralee town centre was certainly livened up on Saturday when the Kerry Pride Festival staged their parade on Saturday. About 50 people took part in the event from the Brandon car park down Princes Street, around by The Brogue, into The Mall and up Denny Street. […]

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Photos: First Communion Day For CBS And Derryquay NS

Photos: First Communion Day For CBS And Derryquay NS

May 25, 2014 at 2:43 am Comments are Disabled

IT was a day of celebration for the children of two schools on Saturday when pupils of CBS Primary School and Derryquay NS celebrated their First Holy Communion. St John’s Church was a hive of activity as the CBS youngsters received the sacrament with proud parents and family members looking […]

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