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VIDEO: Pupils Give A Soaking To Holy Family Teachers

VIDEO: Pupils Give A Soaking To Holy Family Teachers

September 3, 2014 at 9:31 am Comments are Disabled

PUPILS at Holy Family National School got to soak their teachers on Tuesday when staff took the Ice Bucket Challenge – and now the gauntlet had been thrown down to three more schools! One lucky child from each senior class got the opportunity to dump a bucket of icy water over a teacher’s […]

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Parenting Expert For Public Seminar At IT Tralee

Parenting Expert For Public Seminar At IT Tralee

September 3, 2014 at 9:29 am Comments are Disabled

TRALEE IT will welcome the world-renowned parenting author, Steve Biddulph this month, as part of their ‘Parenting Our Children Art & Science’ seminars. Steve Biddulph is one of the world’s best known parenting authors. A psychologist for 25 years, he is now retired but continues to write and teach. His […]

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Rail Strike Off: Train Tickets For All-Ireland On Sale This Morning

Rail Strike Off: Train Tickets For All-Ireland On Sale This Morning

September 3, 2014 at 9:27 am Comments are Disabled

THE rail strike has been called at Iarnród Éireann meaning the chaos for Kerry fans on All-Ireland day has been averted. Rail tickets for Sunday, September 21, will now go on sale at 11am today (Wednesday) so if you’re planning on going up on the day by train make sure you […]

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Kerry Team To Banish The Blues For Green And Gold In All-Ireland Finals

Kerry Team To Banish The Blues For Green And Gold In All-Ireland Finals

September 2, 2014 at 2:30 pm Comments are Disabled

KERRY’S minors and seniors will revert back to their traditional green and gold colours  for the All-Ireland finals on September 21. It was thought that Kerry seniors might retain the blue jerseys they wore for the semi-final against Mayo because of Donegal’s similar colours, but a statement on the Kerry GAA […]

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Kerry County Council buildings in Rathass.

12 House Development In Mounthawk Gets Go-Ahead From Councillors

September 2, 2014 at 12:49 pm Comments are Disabled

PERMISSION has been granted to build a 12 house development at Mounthawk, Tralee. It was found the original plans materially contravened the objectives of the Tralee Town Development plan 2009-2015 so the councillors debated  amendments to the plan at the meeting of the Tralee Municipal District of Kerry County Council on Monday. […]

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Miss Laura O'Keeffe's junior infants class at CBS Clounalour on their first day at school on Monday. Photo by Dermot Crean

Photos: New Arrivals At CBS And Tralee Educate Together

September 2, 2014 at 11:14 am Comments are Disabled

MONDAY morning saw two schools reopen their doors with Tralee Educate Together welcoming six new arrivals, while down the road two classes of  juniors began their schooldays in CBS. “It all went very well this morning,” said junior and senior infants teacher, Gail Kelly at Tralee Eductate Together at Collis Sandes […]

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Chamber, Hotels And Council Combine To Give Roundabouts A €10k Makeover

Chamber, Hotels And Council Combine To Give Roundabouts A €10k Makeover

September 2, 2014 at 10:21 am Comments are Disabled

  THE roundabouts on the new bypass are getting a €10,000 makeover thanks to Tralee Chamber Alliance (TCA), Tralee Hoteliers Alliance (THA) and Kerry County Council. The groups have joined forces and invested heavily to transform the appearance of five roundabouts on the Tralee By-Pass. In-keeping with the overall long-term plan […]

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Denis and Donnacha Sayers and Paul and Siún Fitzgibbon, Tralee, at the City End Terrace in the Gaelic Grounds on Saturday. Photo by Dermot Crean

Photos: More Green And Gold Fans At Saturday’s Match

September 2, 2014 at 9:50 am Comments are Disabled

THOUSANDS of Kerry fans travelled to Limerick on Saturday for the Kerry V Mayo game and here are some more photos of them enjoying the atmosphere in the Ardhú bar near the Gaelic Grounds and on the terraces. (See previous fan pics here) Scroll down for photos…  

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Man Has €3k Of Belongings Stolen From Van While Doing Volunteer Work

Man Has €3k Of Belongings Stolen From Van While Doing Volunteer Work

September 1, 2014 at 4:59 pm Comments are Disabled

A VOLUNTEER with the Tralee Red Cross has had €3,000 worth of his belongings stolen from his van while doing work for the Red Cross. The theft took place from his vehicle which was parked outside the Red Cross building in Killerisk on Sunday sometime between 11.30am and 6pm, while […]

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Crime: Gardai Seek Help With Oakpark Burglaries

Crime: Gardai Seek Help With Oakpark Burglaries

September 1, 2014 at 4:48 pm Comments are Disabled

TWO burglaries took place in the Oakpark area last week and Gardai are asking the public for help in solving the crime. A number of windows were smashed in premises near Subway on the Oakpark Road in Sunday night August 25/Monday morning August 25. Nothing was taken but there was significant […]

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Aoife, Sean, Siobhan and Sarah Barrett at the start of the Na Gaeil GAA Club fundraising cycle on Saturday morning. Photo by Dermot Crean

Photos: Na Gaeil Faithful Get On Their Bikes For Fundraiser

September 1, 2014 at 7:50 am Comments are Disabled

ABOUT  160 cyclists set off for the annual Na Gaeil GAA club cycle on Saturday morning. The annual event is a major fundraiser for the club and there was a good turnout in the sunshine to see the riders off. There were two routes, the first of which took them from Na Gaeil out to […]

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Helen O'Sullivan, Siobhan O'Sullivan, Margo O'Sullivan and Eileen Riordan, Currow and Castleisland, in The Sin Bin, prior to Saturday's big match. Photo by Dermot Crean

Photos: Kerry Fans Invade Limerick For Semi-Final

September 1, 2014 at 7:48 am Comments are Disabled

THE green and gold hordes invaded Limerick on Saturday for the semi-final against Mayo. From very early on there was a good smattering of Kerry colours in the city centre while down on the quays in The Sin Bin hundreds of Kingdom fans enjoyed a drink before heading across the bridge […]

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Photos: Images From Kerry’s Epic Encounter With Mayo

Photos: Images From Kerry’s Epic Encounter With Mayo

August 31, 2014 at 4:01 pm Comments are Disabled

NOW that we’ve got out breath back after yesterday’s heartstopping Kerry V Mayo match, here’s some photos you might enjoy from the epic All-Ireland Semi-final in Limerick. And if you’re the young fella who took this great selfie with Man Of The Match, James O’Donoghue; great opportunism kid! • We’ll have more […]

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VIDEO: Mayo Legend In Tralee Takes The Ice Challenge With Leo Griffin

VIDEO: Mayo Legend In Tralee Takes The Ice Challenge With Leo Griffin

August 31, 2014 at 10:47 am Comments are Disabled

SO it’s all over and Mayo still have to break the curse put on them by a priest back in 1951. One man who played on that team, Paddy Prendergast, resides in Tralee and he showed what a good sport he is by doing the Ice Bucket Challenge on Friday. […]

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Caroline O'Donoghue, Andrea Quirke, Edwina Hurley, Jackie Moriarty and Tara Dillon at the Balloonagh Secondary School Class of 1997 reunion in O'Donnell's Bar, Mounthawk on Friday night. Photo by Dermot Crean

Photos: Balloonagh Ladies Party Like It’s 1997

August 31, 2014 at 10:43 am Comments are Disabled

EAR-SPLITTING laughter was the order of the night at O’Donnell’s in Mounthawk  on Friday, as ladies recalled their 90s heyday. The Balloonagh Secondary School Class of 1997 got back together to reminisce about their schooldays with a ‘Dress To Impress’ theme and they certainly didn’t disappoint. The glamorous bunch of […]

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At the handing over of the proceeds of the Tralee Lions Club's Golf Classic to local charities and groups were, back from left; Lions Club members Teddy Reynolds and Michael Higgins; Mary O’Keeffe MS Tralee Branch; Tim O’Donoghue KDYS; Louie O’Connell and Michael Stack (Golf Classic winners)  and Garda Stephen Kelly and Enda McInerney, Community Garda. Front  from left; Gillian Wharton Slattery; Tralee International Resource Centre; Mark Boyle, President Tralee Lions Club; Maree O’Connor and Sheila Power Kerry Branch Down Syndrome. Photo by Dermot Crean

Lions Club Golf Classic Raises €6,700 For Local Groups

August 31, 2014 at 10:36 am Comments are Disabled

SIX charities and centres received a boost on Friday when they received cheques from the Tralee Lions Club. Outgoing President of Tralee Lions Club, Mark Boyle, distributed the cheques – the proceeds from their annual golf classic totalling €6,700 – at the offices of the winners of the event, Baily’s Solicitors […]

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Legends...Ogie Moran and Kieran Donaghy celebrate after Kerry beat Mayo in Limerick on Saturday evening. Photo by Dermot Crean

It Was About Guts, Glory And Tralee Heroes

August 30, 2014 at 9:57 pm 2 comments

By Dermot Crean THE photos show what it means. Ogie Moran ran on to the field after the final whistle and met his son David and Kieran Donaghy. There were tears in his eyes as he embraced them and told them both how great they played. ‘Epic’ doesn’t quite cover what […]

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Video/Photo: A Cool First Day At St Ita’s And St Joseph’s School

Video/Photo: A Cool First Day At St Ita’s And St Joseph’s School

August 30, 2014 at 8:25 am Comments are Disabled

  IT turned out to be a really cool first day in St Ita’s and St Joseph’s as the 82 students started back to school and staff took the Ice Bucket Challenge. The Caherslee school, which caters for children and teenagers with a mild learning disability and draws its attendance from […]

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Orla Ní Choisteala and Ava Ní Dhaibhín at Gaelscoil Mhic Easmainn on  Friday morning. Photo by Dermot Crean

Photos: New Arrivals Get A ‘Céad Míle Fáilte’ At The Gaelscoil

August 30, 2014 at 8:18 am Comments are Disabled

THE junior infants in Gaelscoil Mhic Easmainn were well settled when TraleeToday.ie visited on Friday morning to get a class photo. “We had a very exciting day yesterday with our 43 new junior infants and everybody was very happy both coming into school and going home,” said Principal Cáit Uí Chonchúir. […]

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Driving To The Match? You Better Know This Then…

Driving To The Match? You Better Know This Then…

August 29, 2014 at 2:59 pm Comments are Disabled

THOUSANDS of Kerry fans are driving to Limerick for the match against Mayo in the Gaelic Grounds on Saturday. You better know what the traffic management plan is then! The following is the Garda Traffic Management Plan to cater for the match, including road closures and diversions. • The Garda advice to […]

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KGH Nursing Staff Shortage At Crisis Point Says INMO

KGH Nursing Staff Shortage At Crisis Point Says INMO

August 29, 2014 at 8:24 am Comments are Disabled

THE shortage of nurses within Kerry General Hospital has reached crisis point according to the Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation. The INMO is  now calling for an immediate recruitment of staff specific to KGH to address this crisis. “The situation that currently exists within Kerry General Hospital is unsafe and […]

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Ms Sarah Daly's junior infants class in Moyderwell on Thursday morning. Photo by Dermot Crean

Settling In For Schooldays At Holy Family And Moyderwell

August 29, 2014 at 8:23 am Comments are Disabled

THURSDAY morning was a hive of activity in Moyderwell and Holy Family as the children settled into their first days at school. “It all went very well in our two classes,” said Principal of Moyderwell, Moira Quinlan. “There were a few tears but they settled down quickly so it’s a […]

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New €1.4m Baile Mhuire Day-Care Centre Opens

New €1.4m Baile Mhuire Day-Care Centre Opens

August 29, 2014 at 8:20 am 1 comment

THE €1.4 million Baile Mhuire Day Care Centre for the elderly was officially opened in Balloonagh, Tralee by the Director General of the Health Service Executive, Tony O’Brien on Thursday morning. Employing 16 people, the facility opened its doors last April and it now provides a full range of care to the […]

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Twins Oisin and Fionn Cotter on their first day at school in Scoil Eoin on Thursday morning. Photo by Dermot Crean

Photos: Four Sets Of Twins Start In Balloonagh School

August 28, 2014 at 1:12 pm Comments are Disabled

By Dermot Crean IT was an eventful day in Scoil Eoin on Thursday as almost 90 children made their in the doors for the first time – among them four sets of twins! The new school year is just beginning at the Balloonagh primary school and with that comes new surroundings […]

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ITT To Welcome World’s Leading Games Designer

ITT To Welcome World’s Leading Games Designer

August 28, 2014 at 9:43 am Comments are Disabled

A WORLD famous web games developer will be a special guest of the IT Tralee next month where she will share her expertise with students and lecturers. The visit of Ms Brenda Romero follows on from the auspicious beginning to last year’s academic year when students from the ITT welcomed television star Graham […]

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The new junior infants class at Scoil Nuachabháil with teacher Jennifer Murphy and resource teacher Laura O'Brien. Photo by Dermot Crean

Photo: Ballymacelligott Children Begin Their Schooldays

August 27, 2014 at 12:49 pm Comments are Disabled

IT was a special day for 22 boys and girls in Ballymacelligott this Wednesday when they took their first steps into the world of education. Scoil Nuachabháil welcomed the 12 boys and 10 girls and they took to their new surroundings with ease. “They settled in perfectly this morning, no problem […]

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Charity Events In Trevor’s Memory Raise Almost €13,000

Charity Events In Trevor’s Memory Raise Almost €13,000

August 27, 2014 at 10:04 am Comments are Disabled

THREE charity events held in July and August in memory of a former Austin Stacks player raised almost €13,000. Trevor’s family and Austin Stacks Hurling Club organised three events in July/August for Bru Columbanus, Cork which is an independent charity that provides “home from home” accomodation for relatives of seriously […]

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Kerry Library. Photo by Dermot Crean

Tralee Library To Host Exhibition Of Surgical Artifacts

August 26, 2014 at 11:15 am 1 comment

A FASCINATING exhibition of artifacts tracing the development of the Kerry Surgical Infirmary from the 18th century to date will be on show in Tralee Library from  September 1-14. Researched and collated over twenty years by distinguished local historian and author Dr Bob Fitzsimons, the exhibition has many original articles and […]

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Ticket Sales For The Kerry V Mayo Match on Saturday

Ticket Sales For The Kerry V Mayo Match on Saturday

August 26, 2014 at 9:48 am Comments are Disabled

  GOING to the match on Saturday? Kerry V Mayo play at 5pm on Saturday in the Gaelic Grounds in Limerick and tickets are likely to be scarce considering the capacity is just under 50,000. Here’s how you get your hands on them. Ticket prices are as follows: Mackey Stand (Covered) […]

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View From The Stands: Five Talking Points From Kerry v Mayo

View From The Stands: Five Talking Points From Kerry v Mayo

August 25, 2014 at 3:34 pm Comments are Disabled

Gavin O’Connor was at Croke Park yesterday and pinpoints the main talking points from the game against Mayo… What happened to our spare man? You could spend all day breaking things down tactically, dissecting every minutiae of the game, but there is still a lot to be said for sheer […]

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