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New Tralee Nightclub Aims For May Opening

New Tralee Nightclub Aims For May Opening

March 30, 2015 at 4:46 pm 3 comments

THE new nightclub in the old Fabric building on Godfrey Place is set for a May opening, according to one of the men behind the business. James Flaherty from Lixnaw said while the May Bank Holiday weekend would be an ideal time to open, it’s more likely that it will be sometime later that […]

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Sean Taaffe Group Wins National Salon Of The Year Award

Sean Taaffe Group Wins National Salon Of The Year Award

March 30, 2015 at 3:23 pm Comments are Disabled

  THE Sean Taaffe Group won the top award, the National Salon of the Year, at the prestigious Schwarzkopf Irish Hairdressing Business Awards in the RDS, Dublin, yesterday. Sean Taaffe and Kara O’Shea (General Manager) accepted the award from the host for the event, TV personality, Lorraine Keane. The National […]

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Former IT Tralee Student Wins Best Irish Film Award At Dublin Film Festival

Former IT Tralee Student Wins Best Irish Film Award At Dublin Film Festival

March 30, 2015 at 2:44 pm Comments are Disabled

  A FORMER IT Tralee student scooped the Best Irish Film award at the Jameson Dublin International Film Festival. Glassland, a film directed and written by Gerard Barrett from Knockanure, near Listowel has already won numerous awards and acclaim. It was filmed in Dublin, and stars Jack Reynor, Will Poulter and Toni […]

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PHOTOS: Stunning Images From Kerry Photographer Shows County At Its Best

PHOTOS: Stunning Images From Kerry Photographer Shows County At Its Best

March 30, 2015 at 12:19 pm Comments are Disabled

A KERRY photographer has sent us some absolutely stunning photographs of Kerry that show ‘The Kingdom’ in all its glory. Peter Cox, who is responsible for the amazing drone footage we showed you recently (click here for previous story), is looking for help to fundraise the cost of his new book which […]

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St John’s Parish’s Income Down While Expenditure Sees Sharp Rise

St John’s Parish’s Income Down While Expenditure Sees Sharp Rise

March 30, 2015 at 12:05 pm Comments are Disabled

  ST John’s Parish accounts have revealed a dip in income while repairs and upgrades have seen a huge rise in expenditure. In a pamphlet issued to homes in the parish, the Statement of Income and Expenditure shows income last year at €457,929, down from €464,160 in 2013. Expenditure meanwhile […]

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VIDEO: Up To 90 People A Week Using Tralee Soup Kitchen

VIDEO: Up To 90 People A Week Using Tralee Soup Kitchen

March 30, 2015 at 10:44 am Comments are Disabled

THE girls over at ‘Social Box TV’ have uploaded another great interview to their YouTube channel. This time they interviewed one of the co-founders of the Tralee Soup Kitchen, Collette Price, who along with her friend Dawn Roberts have been running the establishment with the help of volunteers since October 2012. In the video, […]

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Pat Spillane To Judge Tralee GAA Stars’ Food At ‘The Restaurant’ In The Brogue

Pat Spillane To Judge Tralee GAA Stars’ Food At ‘The Restaurant’ In The Brogue

March 30, 2015 at 10:19 am Comments are Disabled

KERRY football legend Pat Spillane will lead the judging panel where two mystery Tralee footballers take part in a fundraising event for Pieta House at Kirby’s Brogue Inn Tralee on Wednesday, April 29. The high profile footballers will be the ‘Mystery Chefs’ in ‘The Restaurant’ on the night and it will […]

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Minister Launches Great New Kerry Tourism Brochure

Minister Launches Great New Kerry Tourism Brochure

March 30, 2015 at 10:02 am Comments are Disabled

THE next time the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport, Paschal Donohoe, spends his holidays in Kerry his visit will be enhanced from information contained within the new Kingdom of Kerry Tourist Information Booklet. Minister Donohoe officially launched the new publication on Friday in Tralee and revealed that two of his […]

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Deputy John Brassil.

John Brassil Selected As Fianna Fáil Candidate For Next General Election

March 29, 2015 at 11:02 pm Comments are Disabled

  CLLR John Brassil has been selected to be the Fianna Fail candidate for the Kerry constituency at the next General Election. Cllr Brassil was elected at the Fianna Fail convention held tonight. In the first count, with a quota of 597, Cllr Tom McEllistrim got 406 votes followed by […]

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Bons Is Still Tops For Hand Hygiene

Bons Is Still Tops For Hand Hygiene

March 29, 2015 at 12:43 pm Comments are Disabled

TRALEE’S Bon Secours Hospital has Ireland’s highest hand hygiene levels for the second time in a row according to the latest Health Protection Surveillance Centre Survey of 54 Irish hospitals. The survey is carried out by the HSE infectious disease watchdog every six months. The Bon Secours Hospital Tralee is […]

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VIDEO/PHOTOS: Hundreds March In Anti-Water Charges Protest

VIDEO/PHOTOS: Hundreds March In Anti-Water Charges Protest

March 29, 2015 at 12:35 pm 2 comments

  HUNDREDS took to the streets of Tralee for an anti-water charges protest yesterday. After the huge numbers marched in Dublin last weekend, the local protest was organised by Right2Water Kerry and they came from all over the county to again voice their opposition to Irish Water. The march was organised […]

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Denis 'Ogie' Moran

‘Laochra Gael’ Documentary On Ogie To Be Screened On Tuesday

March 29, 2015 at 9:23 am Comments are Disabled

THE popular TG4 GAA documentary series, Loachra Gael, will feature one of Kerry’s most decorated footballers, Denis ‘Ogie’ Moran, on Tuesday. Ogie holds a unique record in Gaelic Football. Alongside his former teammates, Paidí Ó Sé, Pat Spillane, Ger Power and Mikey Sheehy, he is the proud holder of eight All-Ireland […]

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Churchill GAA Prepares For Fundraising Fashion Evening

Churchill GAA Prepares For Fundraising Fashion Evening

March 29, 2015 at 9:05 am Comments are Disabled

  CHURCHILL GAA are all set to host a fundraising evening on Thursday, April 2, for the development of a new pitch for the club. As it this is the centenary of the Churchill club, there has been a concerted effort  to try and raise as much funds as possible. The […]

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Kerry Runners Required For All Ireland SPAR Great Run Challenge

Kerry Runners Required For All Ireland SPAR Great Run Challenge

March 29, 2015 at 9:03 am Comments are Disabled

  ‘The SPAR Great Ireland Run 2015’ which will be taking place on Saturday April 11 in Phoenix Park, Dublin is looking for runners from here in Kerry to sign up to take part in the ‘All-Ireland County Challenge’. Local runners are being asked to represent their county in the […]

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At the handing of the Ballyroe School roll books to Kerry County Library were back, from left: Micheal Lynch, John King, Marian Fitzgerald, Kay McGillycuddy, Tommy O'Connor, Peggy Geary, Angela Kirby and Marie McSweeney. Front: Denis Walsh and Margaret Murphy.

Vital Link To Ballyroe’s Past Handed Over To Library

March 28, 2015 at 10:22 am 1 comment

LONG lost roll books from the old schoolhouse in Ballyroe have been handed over to the Kerry County Library. For many years the fate of the books had remained a mystery, until one day when former pupil of the school, Margaret Murphy, who was planning a Ballyroe school reunion at the […]

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PHOTOS: Star And The Kerry Team Wear Red To Give Charity A Boost

PHOTOS: Star And The Kerry Team Wear Red To Give Charity A Boost

March 28, 2015 at 10:14 am Comments are Disabled

A CHARITY campaign which raised thousands of euro for Crumlin Children’s Hospital this week, got another great boost on Friday when the Kerry team lent their support to the cause. The ‘Glow Hearts 4 Crumlin’ group, made up of six mothers of children who each have a child that was born with […]

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Lixnaw Drama Group To Put On John B. Keane Play

Lixnaw Drama Group To Put On John B. Keane Play

March 28, 2015 at 9:35 am Comments are Disabled

  A DRAMA group from Lixnaw will be presenting the John B. Keane play ‘Moll’ from Sunday March 29 to Wednesday April 1. St. Michael’s Drama Group Lixnaw will host the play in An Ceolann, Lixnaw on these nights at 8pm with tickets €10 at the door. The group, which […]

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Kerry’s Blues Get Behind Masterful Idea For Club Fundraiser

Kerry’s Blues Get Behind Masterful Idea For Club Fundraiser

March 27, 2015 at 3:52 pm Comments are Disabled

THINK you know your golf? Well the Kerins O’Rahilly’s ‘Masters Challenge’ is back again this year with a first prize of €500 for the winner. Now in its third year, the competition has proved a very successful way of generating funds for the club. Past winners who collected the cash are Mossie Kelly […]

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Fenit Man Died In Fall At UCC Building

Fenit Man Died In Fall At UCC Building

March 27, 2015 at 1:14 pm Comments are Disabled

  THE Kerry man studying at UCC who died in a fall yesterday has been named. Paul Higgins from Kilfenora, Fenit, died in a fall at the Kane Science Building at the university at around lunchtime yesterday. Emergency services were called to the scene and Mr Higgins, who was aged […]

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PHOTOS: Free Breakfasts Cause Queues And Heavy Traffic At McDonald’s

PHOTOS: Free Breakfasts Cause Queues And Heavy Traffic At McDonald’s

March 27, 2015 at 11:50 am Comments are Disabled

McDONALD’S in Tralee had a busy morning. They were just one of the branches handing out out 40,000 free ‘Egg McMuffins’ all around the country as part of ‘Free Breakfast Friday’. We can see from from the reaction on social media in tweets (below) posted by Spin South West, who were broadcasting […]

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Tralee Man Half A Block Away From New York Explosion

Tralee Man Half A Block Away From New York Explosion

March 27, 2015 at 10:49 am Comments are Disabled

A TRALEE man was just half a block away from the explosion in New York yesterday when fire engulfed two buildings causing them to collapse. There were 19 casualties in the incident – which is suspected to have been caused by a gas leak – four serious with one person reported missing. […]

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Kerry Man Dies After Fall At UCC Building

Kerry Man Dies After Fall At UCC Building

March 27, 2015 at 10:02 am Comments are Disabled

  A KERRY man studying at UCC  has died after a fall at the university on Thursday. The man was in his 20s and died after falling a number of storeys in the Kane Science Building. The incident is believed to have happened at lunchtime yesterday. Emergency services were called to the […]

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Gooch Humours The Boys From The West By Posing With ‘Mayo 4 Sam’ Poster

Gooch Humours The Boys From The West By Posing With ‘Mayo 4 Sam’ Poster

March 26, 2015 at 4:45 pm Comments are Disabled

  KERRY GAA legend Colm Cooper showed he was game for a laugh by posing with a famous Mayo slogan today. The Gooch has broken Mayo hearts many times over the years (see video below) but he went some way to building bridges with the western county, by posing with the boys of St. […]

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Pieta House at 28 Moyderwell.

Kerry’s Second Pieta House Branch Opens In Moyderwell

March 26, 2015 at 4:11 pm Comments are Disabled

  PIETA House, the organisation that helps those who are feeling suicidal or depressed, has opened a branch in Moyderwell. This is a welcome boost for the town as previously, if someone needed help from Pieta House, they would have to go to Castleisland to do so. The new building opened its […]

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Petrol Prices Continue To Rise As We Survey Who’s Cheapest

Petrol Prices Continue To Rise As We Survey Who’s Cheapest

March 26, 2015 at 3:45 pm Comments are Disabled

THERE’s been a substantial rise in the price of petrol in the Tralee area over the past month. In that time it has risen from its cheapest price of  €1.26.8 per litre to €1.34.9. Petrol has continued to rise since January when a litre costed as low as  €1.22.8. There has also been […]

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Data Shows Average Residential Rents In Tralee Have Remained Static Over Past Two Years

Data Shows Average Residential Rents In Tralee Have Remained Static Over Past Two Years

March 26, 2015 at 3:27 pm Comments are Disabled

A NEW survey has revealed the average rent prices for residential properties in Tralee have remained relatively static over the past two years. But tenants in Killarney pay, on average, €80 more than in those the county capital. According to data coming from the Private Residential Tenancies Board (PRTB) Quarterly Rent Index, which is compiled by […]

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Rockie Stars Help Launch Down Syndrome Kerry Family Fun Weekend

Rockie Stars Help Launch Down Syndrome Kerry Family Fun Weekend

March 26, 2015 at 11:30 am Comments are Disabled

BALLYSEEDY Garden Centre is getting ready for a weekend of fun in April all in aid of the Down Syndrome Ireland Kerry Branch. Munster club champions, Austin Stacks, are laying their weight behind Down Syndrome Ireland and the vital services they provide for the members all without any state funding. […]

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PHOTOS: Wool You Believe It? Twins Begin Schooldays In Moyderwell

PHOTOS: Wool You Believe It? Twins Begin Schooldays In Moyderwell

March 26, 2015 at 11:29 am Comments are Disabled

PUPILS of Moyderwell Mercy Primary gave a huge welcome to two new ‘students’ who enrolled for the day at the school on Wednesday. Great excitement filled the school with the arrival of twin lambs who are just nine days old from teacher, Mr Denis Griffin’s family farm in Clahane. They began […]

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Sinn Féin Gives Support To Dunnes Workers In Solidarity Protest Today

Sinn Féin Gives Support To Dunnes Workers In Solidarity Protest Today

March 26, 2015 at 10:31 am Comments are Disabled

MANDATE trade union have organised a Solidarity Day today to show Dunnes Stores workers, who are due to go on strike on April 2, and it has the backing of Sinn Féin. Sinn Féin Kerry County Councillor Pa Daly has called on the public and other political parties to show their […]

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Gardaí To Crack Down On Speeding For National ‘Slow Down’ Day

Gardaí To Crack Down On Speeding For National ‘Slow Down’ Day

March 25, 2015 at 10:14 pm Comments are Disabled

  AN Garda Síochána in Kerry and nationwide will conduct an intensive national speed enforcement operation for a 24 hour period from 7am on Friday, March 27 to 7am on Saturday, March 28. The objective of operation National “Slow Down” Day, according to the Gardaí, is to reduce the number of speed […]

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