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The Roast House Wins At Irish Restaurant Awards

The Roast House Wins At Irish Restaurant Awards

April 15, 2015 at 11:04 am Comments are Disabled

A LOCAL restaurant received another award to add to their already burgeoning collection of accolades. The Roast House on Denny Street was named the winner in the ‘Best Casual Dining’ category for Kerry at the ‘Irish Restaurant Awards’ Munster ceremony which was held in The Strand Hotel in Limerick last night. Ronan Hurley and Linda Carmody from The Roast House […]

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Get Into Healthy Living At Charity Fundraiser

Get Into Healthy Living At Charity Fundraiser

April 15, 2015 at 10:00 am Comments are Disabled

A FUNDRAISER is being organised for this Saturday where people can learn all about a healthy lifestyle with all the proceeds going to a local charity . Kerry Pilates and its founder Izabela Wozniak have taken it upon themselves to organise a charity fundraiser  for the Kerry Hospice Foundation which will take place in Kerins […]

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Dry And Sunny Weather Forecast For Remainder Of Week…Well, Except For Tomorrow

April 14, 2015 at 3:42 pm Comments are Disabled

  MET EIREANN have said that the beautiful sunny weather that was with us today will be here for the remainder of the week…with just one exception, tomorrow. Despite a blip on Wednesday where rain clouds are expected to gather, after that it will temperatures in the high teens and blue skies […]

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Comedy Night For Great Cause In The Abbey This Thursday

Comedy Night For Great Cause In The Abbey This Thursday

April 14, 2015 at 2:51 pm Comments are Disabled

  THE guys from the forthcoming Kerry comedy club night are honing their stand-up skills for this Thursday’s inaugural event in the Abbey Inn. The brainchild of Seamus Kelly (aka Frank Hicks), all the proceeds from the The KY Comedy Alternative night will be donated to the Tralee Soup Kitchen. The event, which […]

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Orlagh Winters: Why Can’t Some People Be More Positive About Tralee?

Orlagh Winters: Why Can’t Some People Be More Positive About Tralee?

April 14, 2015 at 12:30 pm 5 comments

OK, so I get that we don’t need to go around like some crazy happy lunatics, grinning like Cheshire cats, in order to show some positivity. But this may be necessary in order to keep the Negative Nualas at bay. What has happened to positivity? I write with reference to the […]

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Shoppers To Tell Retailers What They Want In Town At Special Meeting

Shoppers To Tell Retailers What They Want In Town At Special Meeting

April 14, 2015 at 12:09 pm Comments are Disabled

A MAJOR initiative has been launched to encourage shoppers to tell retailers why they do or don’t shop in Tralee and to find out what the retailers need to do to bring more shoppers to town. Members of the public are invited to a meeting for consumers and shoppers at the […]

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Huge Rise In Number Of People Seeking Treatment For Drug Addiction In Kerry

Huge Rise In Number Of People Seeking Treatment For Drug Addiction In Kerry

April 14, 2015 at 12:01 pm Comments are Disabled

  THERE has been 93% increase in the amount of people seeking treatment for drug addiction in county Kerry. An Irish Examiner report yesterday revealed that the increase between 2009 and 2013 went from 122 to 236, for people who sought help for drug addiction in the county. Cannabis users (127) accounted for the […]

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Gardaí Appeal For Information On Forest Fires

Gardaí Appeal For Information On Forest Fires

April 14, 2015 at 8:41 am Comments are Disabled

AN Garda Síochána in the Kerry Division are currently investigating the cause of a number of land and forest fires which took place in the Killarney National Park and surrounding areas on Wednesday, April 8. The fires which lasted for a considerable length of time before being brought under control by […]

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Remembering Tralee’s Link To Titanic On Week Of The Anniversary Of Disaster

Remembering Tralee’s Link To Titanic On Week Of The Anniversary Of Disaster

April 13, 2015 at 3:36 pm Comments are Disabled

IN the week marking the 103rd anniversary of the Titanic tragedy, it’s worth recalling a significant Tralee connection to the ill-fated ship. In an article from The Kerryman from a few years ago, Simon Brouder wrote that the ship’s captain on that maiden voyage was a Dr William O’Loughlin from Tralee. Dr […]

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Bowel Cancer Information Event At Fels Point Hotel Next Week

Bowel Cancer Information Event At Fels Point Hotel Next Week

April 13, 2015 at 11:45 am Comments are Disabled

KERRY General Hospital will hold a Bowel Cancer Information Event for the general public  on Monday, April 20 as  part of Bowel Cancer Awareness Month. Did you know that bowel cancer is the second most commonly diagnosed cancer in both men and women in Ireland? Most people do not realise just […]

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Planning Applications Up In Kerry But Residential Construction Growth Remains Sluggish

Planning Applications Up In Kerry But Residential Construction Growth Remains Sluggish

April 13, 2015 at 11:25 am Comments are Disabled

  THE beginning of 2015 has seen growth in the residential construction sector in Kerry remain sluggish, according to the latest edition of the National Housing Construction Index for January and February 2015. In Kerry, planning applications have risen by 9% when compared to the same period in 2014, while commencements have […]

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Tralee Named As A Thriving ‘Boomtown’ In New Article

Tralee Named As A Thriving ‘Boomtown’ In New Article

April 13, 2015 at 11:03 am Comments are Disabled

TRALEE has been named as an emerging ‘boomtown’ in an article published yesterday on the  ‘Irish Independent’ website. The town is described as thriving and one that has battled back from its low-points suffered during the recession, in a feature on booming towns in Ireland which also includes features on Clifden, Carlingford […]

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Joan’s €15,000 Saturday Night Takeaway

Joan’s €15,000 Saturday Night Takeaway

April 13, 2015 at 10:39 am Comments are Disabled

A MOYVANE woman came away €15,000 better off on Saturday after she appeared on the National Lottery’s The Million Euro Challenge game show on RTE. Joan Kiely appeared on the programme, hosted by Nicky Byrne, and took away the tidy sum which will go towards a holiday as Joan would particularly like to […]

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PHOTOS: Kerry Hurlers Hit The Big Time

PHOTOS: Kerry Hurlers Hit The Big Time

April 12, 2015 at 2:13 pm Comments are Disabled

Mike O’Halloran was in Dublin for a momentous day for Kerry hurling yesterday… Kerry 2-16 Antrim 1-18 The Kerry hurlers have now become one of the “big boys” of hurling when they qualified for Division 1B of the National Hurling League in Parnell Park in Dublin on Saturday. For years […]

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Vero Moda and Jack and Jones Tralee employees, Shauna O'Brien, Kirstie O'Dowd, Claire O'Brien and Blake Byrne promoting the charity day at the stores which took place yesterday. Photo courtesy Vero Moda Tralee Facebook page

Two Shops Give All Friday’s Takings To Charity

April 11, 2015 at 10:12 am Comments are Disabled

TWO shops at Abbeycourt had a busy day yesterday but they didn’t earn a cent. Vero Moda and Jack And Jones were taking part in parent company, Bestseller’s, Give-A-Day fundraiser where everything spent in their shops by customers went to charity. Continued below… Fifty per cent of the proceeds went to […]

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Dick Fitzgerald (left) was Kerry footballs first superstar, he played with Killarney Crokes during the period of the 1915 county final.

A 100 Year Old Mass Brawl May Have Sparked Tralee’s Rivalry With Killarney

April 11, 2015 at 10:12 am Comments are Disabled

YOU know that undercurrent of rivalry that Killarney and Tralee has for each other? Well, a fight in a county final between a selection of both town’s best footballers back 100 years ago this weekend, could be the source of some of that animosity that bubbles under the surface. On April 12, […]

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At the handover of the keys to a new Toyota Aurus were, from left: Jerry O'Sullivan (Kellihers Garage), Mary McHale, Martin McHale and Derry Fleming (Tralee Credit Union). Photo by Gavin O'Connor.

Ballyfinnane Man Wins Tralee Credit Union Members Car Draw

April 11, 2015 at 10:11 am Comments are Disabled

THERE were happy faces on Ashe Street on Friday as the Tralee Credit Union handed over keys to the latest winner of their members draw car competition. Martin McHale and his wife Mary, from Ballyfinnane, Firies, were delighted to drive off in their new 1.4 litre, Toyota Auris, courtesy of Kelliher’s Garage […]

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Nominations Wanted For Hugh O’Flaherty Humanitarian Award

Nominations Wanted For Hugh O’Flaherty Humanitarian Award

April 11, 2015 at 10:10 am Comments are Disabled

NOMINATIONS are invited for the 2015 Hugh O’Flaherty International Humanitarian Award. As part of the 8th annual Hugh O’Flaherty Memorial Weekend, which will take place from Friday October 30th to Sunday November 1st in Killarney. Monsignor Hugh O’Flaherty, who was from Killarney, was dubbed the Scarlet Pimpernel of the Vatican for his exploits during World War II.  During the course of the war he was instrumental in […]

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Yes Equality Kerry Organises Information Evening

Yes Equality Kerry Organises Information Evening

April 11, 2015 at 10:09 am Comments are Disabled

CAMPAIGNERS for a yes vote in the upcoming Marriage Equality Referendum are to hold a public information evening for supporters in Killarney on Wednesday, April 15. The evening is being organised by Yes Equality Kerry, who are campaigning for the right for Gays and Lesbians to be able to marry […]

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Kerry Director Reveals He Is To Work On Project With Leonardo Di Caprio

Kerry Director Reveals He Is To Work On Project With Leonardo Di Caprio

April 10, 2015 at 11:00 pm Comments are Disabled

  A KNOCKANURE man who is setting the film world alight and will work Leonardo Di Caprio on a future project, paid tribute to his Kerry mentors on ‘The Late Late Show’ tonight. Gerard Barrett, writer and director of Glassland’ was interviewed by Ryan Tubridy alongside star of the movie Jack Reynor on Friday […]

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The Planned Nightclub At Godfrey Place Has A New Name…

The Planned Nightclub At Godfrey Place Has A New Name…

April 10, 2015 at 9:28 pm Comments are Disabled

THE new nightclub, which is due to open at the old Fabric building in Godfrey Place, has a new name. It will be called ‘Quarters’ and according to their new Facebook page cover photo (click  here to like it) it is still set to open sometime in May. The name relates […]

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Man Found Dead In Town This Morning Named Locally

Man Found Dead In Town This Morning Named Locally

April 10, 2015 at 4:17 pm Comments are Disabled

  THE man who was found dead this morning in the Pembroke Court area has been named locally as Eric Leahy. Mr Leahy (35) was found at Pembroke Court, just off Pembroke Street, shortly after 3am. Emergency services attended the scene but efforts to resuscitate Mr Leahy were unsuccessful and he was pronounced dead at […]

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VIDEO: New Website To Keep Public Informed On Smarter Travel Initiative

VIDEO: New Website To Keep Public Informed On Smarter Travel Initiative

April 10, 2015 at 2:29 pm 1 comment

KERRY County Council have developed a new website and video to keep the public up to date with the progress of the Smarter Travel initiative. The Smarter Travel Initiative  aims to to transform the town of Tralee into a Smarter and Active Travel Area, incorporating cycling, walking and public transport […]

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Fire Service Says Homes Are At Risk In Some Areas Due To Wild-Land Fires

Fire Service Says Homes Are At Risk In Some Areas Due To Wild-Land Fires

April 10, 2015 at 1:29 pm Comments are Disabled

THE Kerry Fire and Rescue Service have said family homes were at risk after another night tackling wild-land fires. From 2:45pm yesterday until 4am this morning units responded to 23 calls to 17 incidents in 14 separate locations in County Kerry. Of these incidents, 14 were wild-land fires. The resources of Kerry Fire […]

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Man Found Dead In Pembroke Court Area This Morning

Man Found Dead In Pembroke Court Area This Morning

April 10, 2015 at 1:13 pm Comments are Disabled

  GARDAI are investigating the sudden death of a male found off Pembroke Street this morning. (click here for update) The man is said to be aged in his mid-thirties. Emergency services were called to the Pembroke Court area just after 3am. Attempts to resuscitate the man were unsuccessful and he […]

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Maria Launches Regional Rose Of Tralee Festival In Laois

Maria Launches Regional Rose Of Tralee Festival In Laois

April 10, 2015 at 10:41 am Comments are Disabled

NEARLY 60 ladies from all over the world will descend on County Laois for the 2015 Rose of Tralee Regional Festival from  May 28-31. Rose of Tralee, Maria Walsh, launched the event today in the Portlaoise Heritage Hotel. Twenty-three places in the Festival Dome Tralee next August are on the line for […]

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HSE

Thousands Of Kerry Children To Get Free GP Care

April 9, 2015 at 4:36 pm Comments are Disabled

THOUSANDS of Kerry children under the age of six are set to get free GP care  after an agreement was reached between the Department of Health, the HSE and the IMO. It has been confirmed today that 6,785 children aged five and under in Kerry will be entitled to access free GP care from […]

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Ring Of Kerry Cycle Online Registrations Will Be Back On Saturday

Ring Of Kerry Cycle Online Registrations Will Be Back On Saturday

April 9, 2015 at 3:21 pm 1 comment

  ONLINE registration for the Ring of Kerry Cycle will reopen once again this Saturday. Registration for the cycle opened on Tuesday afternoon, but due to unprecedented traffic on the website, it was forced to temporarily close only a few hours later. A statement for the Ring of Kerry Cycle said: […]

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Vincent Browne

Vincent Browne’s ‘People’s Debate’ In Kerry Has Been Cancelled

April 9, 2015 at 2:52 pm Comments are Disabled

  THE Vincent Browne ‘People’s Debate’ which was set to take place in the Gleneagle Killarney on Monday next has been cancelled. Last week it was been announced that the popular Vincent Browne debates where members of the public get a chance to grill Ministers and TDs would be coming to the […]

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Gala Awards Ceremony For Kerry’s Women In Business

Gala Awards Ceremony For Kerry’s Women In Business

April 9, 2015 at 2:44 pm Comments are Disabled

THE inaugural Connect Kerry Lee Strand Women in Business Awards will take place in June and the organisers are looking for entries and nominations. A Black Tie Gala Ceremony will be held on Friday,June 5 in Ballyroe Heights Hotel where winners will be announced. Organised by Margaret Brick, Editor of Connect […]

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