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Fantastic Five Take Part In Special Olympics Events

Fantastic Five Take Part In Special Olympics Events

June 13, 2014 at 9:44 am 1 comment

By Danielle Courtney FIVE very excited athletes set off bright and early on Thursday morning to represent Munster in the 100m, 500m and Shot-put in the All Ireland Special Olympics Games 2014 in Limerick. Hugh O’Brien, Liam Purcell, Maurice Moriarty, Eoin O’Sullivan and Christopher Courtney all had their new Munster red […]

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VIDEO: School Drumming Session Livens Up The Square

VIDEO: School Drumming Session Livens Up The Square

June 13, 2014 at 8:37 am Comments are Disabled

LUNCHTIME in the Square was sunny enough on Thursday, but the pupils from a local school managed to brighten it up even further with a drumming exhibition. The pupils from St Ita’s and St Joseph’s School in Balloonagh were joined by teachers and class-room assistants in a lunchtime show where […]

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Brookfield College To Have New Home By September

Brookfield College To Have New Home By September

June 13, 2014 at 8:37 am Comments are Disabled

Click on ad above for more BROOKFIELD College students will be moving to a new school come September if all work is completed on schedule according to the Principal Elisha Dowling. Their new home will be at the large, modern structure at the entrance to Monavalley Industrial Estate which has […]

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Ten ‘Expert’ Betting Tips For The World Cup

Ten ‘Expert’ Betting Tips For The World Cup

June 12, 2014 at 5:44 pm Comments are Disabled

THE World Cup is here and no doubt many of you have been stroking your chins wondering how can you make a bit of money out of it. Never fear because the ‘expert’ tipsters at Traleetoday.ie have the bets of the competition. 1. England not to qualify out of their group 6/4. Our nearest […]

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VIDEO: Park Youngsters Rise To Our ‘Crossbar Challenge’

VIDEO: Park Youngsters Rise To Our ‘Crossbar Challenge’

June 12, 2014 at 12:38 pm Comments are Disabled

WE’VE gone soccer mad this June on TraleeToday.ie and to show off the talent we have in this town, we’ve started our own ‘Crossbar Challenge’ to test the local clubs on their shooting skills. First up are members of the St Brendan’s Park U16/17 teams and what a start they’ve […]

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Finbarr Griffin at home in St Brendans Park

‘I Feel Ostracised From Society’ Says Crohn’s Sufferer

June 12, 2014 at 11:13 am 1 comment

By Gavin O’Connor A TRALEE man who has felt ostracised from society in the past because of suffering from Crohn’s Disease, has started his own Facebook page and blog to act as a support network for fellow sufferers and to break down the stigma surrounding the condition. Finbarr Griffin of St Brendan’s Park, who […]

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Tidy Towns: ‘We Need More Help To Keep Our Gold’

Tidy Towns: ‘We Need More Help To Keep Our Gold’

June 12, 2014 at 10:26 am Comments are Disabled

A CALL has gone out for volunteers to help out in the Tidy Towns effort as there are fears Tralee could lose its Gold Medal Status. At this month’s meeting of Tralee Tidy Towns committee, it was decided to ask the public for help in getting the town into shape […]

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Does Your Local Pharmacist Deserve An Award?

Does Your Local Pharmacist Deserve An Award?

June 12, 2014 at 9:46 am Comments are Disabled

  IS your local pharmacist deserving of a national award? That’s the question healthcare software solutions company, Helix Health, is asking, as it calls on the people of Tralee to nominate local pharmacists in the ‘Patient Nominated’ category ahead of the 2014 Pharmacist Awards. The call for Kerry people to nominate […]

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History Of Ballymullen Barracks Explored In New Book

History Of Ballymullen Barracks Explored In New Book

June 12, 2014 at 9:44 am 1 comment

Click on ad for more MANY people might know it as the home of the FCA in Tralee, but Ballymullen barracks has seen the changing of the guard on more than a few occasions over the past 200 years. Now, a book about the history of the barracks is set […]

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Brendan Culloty of Hugh Culloty Expert, The Mall with a Panasonic 50'' Smart TV. Photo by Dermot Crean

TV Dealers Fail To Score Big For World Cup

June 12, 2014 at 9:43 am Comments are Disabled

  Click on above ad for more WHILE most sports fans are salivating at the prospect of a month of football on the box, the explosion of TV sales never materialised this year according to local and national retailers. The World Cup normally signals a rush to get the biggest, flattest and […]

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Mary Harkin, Go for Life Programme Manager with Mossy Kelleher accepting his 'Spirit of the Games Award' from Tony McCarthy, members of the Go for Life Steering Committee.

Mossy’s In Great Spirits After Winning Award

June 11, 2014 at 12:18 pm Comments are Disabled

A TRALEE man has won the ‘Spirit of the Games Award’ at the Go for Life Games in Dublin at the weekend. Mossy Kelleher, from Oakpark, a member of the Kerry team, was the winner of the award where 300 older people from 17 counties celebrated sport at Dublin City University on Saturday June […]

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Tara O'Halloran, with her award.

Tara Mines A Prestigious International Beauty Industry Award

June 11, 2014 at 11:47 am Comments are Disabled

A TRALEE-BASED tutor has won a prestigious international award at a ceremony in the UK. Tara O’Halloran, Kerry ETB Training Centre Beauty Therapy Instructor, won International Tutor of the Year Award in a competition involving 37 countries and organised by the major industry and international accreditation bodies BABTAC and CIBTAC. Tara, originally […]

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James Finnegan, volunteer and Trina Houlihan of Tralee Chamber Alliance at the Tourist Information Kiosk on The Mall on Tuesday. Photo by Dermot Crean

Wanted: Volunteers To Help Promote Tralee At Tourist Kiosk

June 11, 2014 at 9:12 am Comments are Disabled

Click on above ad for more THE Tourist Kiosk is back in the heart of Tralee but more volunteers are needed to join the roster over the summer months to pass on information about the town, its attractions, restaurants and accommodation providers to visitors and locals. The Kiosk will open […]

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Body Found In Search For Missing Tralee Man

Body Found In Search For Missing Tralee Man

June 10, 2014 at 6:42 pm Comments are Disabled

POLICE in Spain searching for a missing Tralee man since January have recovered a body. Forty-five year old Dermot Quinn, formerly of Brewery Road, was last seen on  January 23 at the metro station in Valencia. Efforts to formally identify a body are underway and the Department of Foreign Affairs is continuing to […]

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Kerry Library. Photo by Dermot Crean

Learn Languages For Free With Kerry Library

June 10, 2014 at 12:11 pm Comments are Disabled

KERRRY Library has announced the launch of ‘Transparent Languages online’, a new language learning service which allows library customers who sign up online, to pick a language and learn it for free. From Arabic to Zulu, all library members will have over 80 different languages to choose from. The choice of languages […]

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Talented Mother And Daughter Duo To Launch Books

Talented Mother And Daughter Duo To Launch Books

June 10, 2014 at 11:51 am Comments are Disabled

THEY say talent runs in the family and this is certainly the case with Joy Agwu and her nine year old daughter Sandra. The two of them are set to release books at the same time in the County Library on June 21. Joy originally from Nigeria has been living […]

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Tralee Man Mark Makes It As A Rose Escort

Tralee Man Mark Makes It As A Rose Escort

June 10, 2014 at 10:43 am Comments are Disabled

  Click on ad for great offers ONE Tralee man has made it as an Escort for this year’s Rose of Tralee International Festival. Mark Sheehy from Blackrock, Tralee, was among the group of 32 Irish lads who made it through the rigours of the Rose of Tralee Boot Camp for Escorts recently. […]

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Gardai Investigate Robberies And Rath Orig Incident

Gardai Investigate Robberies And Rath Orig Incident

June 9, 2014 at 4:20 pm Comments are Disabled

  GARDAI are investigating two robberies and another incident which have taken place in the town over the past week. On Bank Holiday Monday, June 2, between 7am and 5pm, someone broke in to an apartment in the Marina Apartments while the occupant was out. A large amount of cash was taken […]

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Guy Hulbert of Hulbert's Fine Foods at the Taste Of Kerry event in Manor West on Saturday. Photo by Dermot Crean

A Delicious Taste of Kerry In Manor West

June 9, 2014 at 3:53 pm Comments are Disabled

EIGHT food artisans showed their delicious produce at the Manor West Retail Park on Saturday and Sunday at the second Taste of Kerry event at the centre this year. The producers came from Dingle, Ballinskelligs, Cromane, Ballybunion and Tralee with cakes, pates, jellies, jams and paella among the goodies on display. Always a […]

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VIDEO: Mike Making Waves On The Internet Again

VIDEO: Mike Making Waves On The Internet Again

June 9, 2014 at 11:25 am Comments are Disabled

Click on above ad for great offers NA GAEIL GAA and CSKA Tralee player, Mike Griffin, is involved in another video which is getting attention on the internet. Last night Joe.ie posted a video of Mike, who is from Oakpark, walking on a Brazilian beach with former Liverpool FC striker Dirk Kuyt […]

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Anthony Lonergan, Tralee, (left) on the offensive against Matty Ryan in their bout on Saturday night. Photo by Kieran Connolly

VIDEO: Anthony Steals The Show At Night Of Champions in Horan’s

June 9, 2014 at 10:02 am Comments are Disabled

By Mairead Moriarty HORAN’S Nite Club in town was the set for a different type of entertainment for Tralee on Saturday night. The showcase of muay-thai and K1 kickboxing went down a treat with the crowd who gathered to see local fighters compete in amateur and professional fights. The talent […]

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Denise Bourke of Divas and Dudes, Geraldine Canty and Lisa Geaney, judges of the Best Dressed Lady at the Boylesports Kerry GAA Night of Champions at the Kingdom Greyhound Stadium on Friday night. Photo by Dermot Crean

A Champion Night For The GAA At The Dog Track

June 8, 2014 at 12:02 pm Comments are Disabled

THE Kerry football stars turned out in force on Friday night for the Boylesports Kerry GAA Night of Champions. Marc O Se, Kieran Donaghy, Mark Griffin and Kerry boss Eamon Fitzmaurice were just some of the familiar faces there on the night as the rain stopped and hundreds enjoyed the facilities […]

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Hospitals Remember Much Missed Colleagues At Charity Match

Hospitals Remember Much Missed Colleagues At Charity Match

June 8, 2014 at 10:34 am Comments are Disabled

Click on above ad for great offers HUNDREDS braved the poor weather on Friday night as the Bon Secours and Kerry General Hospital played a charity soccer in Gallowsfield. The match was named the Tom Naughton Cup after the former Bons empolyee who passed away recently while the late Brendan McEvoy and Mike Nagle, who were great […]

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Netflix Warn Kerry Customers Of ‘Phishing Scam’

Netflix Warn Kerry Customers Of ‘Phishing Scam’

June 7, 2014 at 11:00 am Comments are Disabled

THE estimated 175,000 Netflix users in Ireland, many in Kerry, are been warned about the threat of a major phishing scam which has been identified by IT Security company, Smarttech.ie. The phishing scam comes in the form of a “fake message” on the users screen requesting the customer to click on […]

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A cheque for €2,900 was presented by Anne Lawlor of Ardfert to Recovery Haven recently. Anne raised the amount after completing the 'Swim for a Mile' challenge in the 50 metre pool in U.L. Limerick. From left: Phil Stack, Anne Lawlor, Maureen O'Brien and Eileen Comerford. Photo by Steve Baker

Anne Goes The Mile For Recovery Haven

June 7, 2014 at 10:44 am Comments are Disabled

ARDFERT native Anne Lawlor raised €2,900 for Recovery Haven by taking on the ‘Swim for a Mile’ challenge at the University of Limerick. “It was absolutely fabulous and a great experience,” said Anne who swam in the University’s 50 metre Olympic sized swimming pool. Anne swam the mile (1,600 mtrs) in a time […]

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VIDEO: Ding, Ding!  ‘Night Of Champions 2’ In Horan’s

VIDEO: Ding, Ding! ‘Night Of Champions 2’ In Horan’s

June 7, 2014 at 10:19 am Comments are Disabled

SIXTY Thai Boxers, male and female, will do battle in the ‘Night of Champions 2’  event being in held in Horan’s Nightclub tonight (Saturday). “The thing that sets us apart is we promise knock-outs, said organiser David O’Sullivan. “Normally on these nights you get maybe two knock outs – we had ten […]

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Deputy John Brassil.

Ballyheigue Man Elected As Council Cathaoirleach

June 6, 2014 at 3:35 pm Comments are Disabled

BALLYHEIGUE man, John Brassil was elected first Cathaoirleach of the newly elected Kerry County Council this  morning. Tralee Electoral Area’s, Pa Daly, Sam Locke and Graham Spring were just three of 14 new councillors who arrived to take their  seats in the new-look 33 seat authority at Rathass. Two councillors were proposed for […]

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Remember This Place? Eight Examples Of Old-School Beach Behaviour

Remember This Place? Eight Examples Of Old-School Beach Behaviour

June 6, 2014 at 12:09 pm 1 comment

Click ad above to see great offers IT emerged this week that Fenit and Banna have retained their Blue Flag status for another year – not that we can enjoy them in this weather! This will come as no surprise to anyone who spent their childhoods at these beaches playing in the sand dunes, […]

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Tralee Food Firms To Exhibit At Cork Event

Tralee Food Firms To Exhibit At Cork Event

June 6, 2014 at 9:40 am Comments are Disabled

TWO Tralee companies will take part in a Cork city food forum later this month. Guy Hulbert of Hulberts Fine Foods, based in The Anchorage, Tralee who sells vegetarian pate and Melanie Harty of Hartys jellies and jams will take part in the Cork and Kerry Food Forum which takes place in City […]

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Deputy Manager at the Urban Decay Counter in Debenham's, Emma Houlihan with Manager Brid Long on Thursday. Photo by Dermot Crean

Three Jobs Created At New Counter In Debenhams

June 6, 2014 at 9:28 am Comments are Disabled

THREE new jobs have been created in Debenhams with the introduction of a new make-up products stand. The new Urban Decay stand was launched on Wednesday with Tralee ladies, Manager Brid Long, Deputy Manager Emma Houlihan and Shannon Lonergan offering expert advice to customers. “The new Urban Decay counter will […]

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