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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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Tribute To Robin Williams At The Omniplex

Tribute To Robin Williams At The Omniplex

August 25, 2014 at 2:32 pm Comments are Disabled

THE Tralee Omniplex cinema is showing the film Good Will Hunting on Tuesday at 6.30pm in tribute to the late actor Robin Williams. All proceeds from the screening will be donated to Pieta House and the Suicide and Self Harm Crisis Centre. Written by Ben Affleck and Matt Damon, Good Will Hunting received almost universal […]

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The winners of the 'Greyhound Bar Strictly Come Dancing' event, Claire McEvoy and Leon Diggins. Photo by Gavin O'Connor.

The Rockies Rock The Dome With ‘Strictly Come Dancing’

August 25, 2014 at 12:50 pm Comments are Disabled

A CROWD of over 800 people enjoyed a top class night 0f entertainment in the Dome on Saturday as couples competed in the Austin Stacks ‘Strictly Come Dancing’ fundraiser. “We raised a lot of money on the night. We’re still counting it,” said Austin Stacks Chairman, Aidan O’Connor. “The crowd […]

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St Vincent de Paul Tralee Area President, Junior Locke. File Photo.

Back To School Costs Are Crippling Families Says St Vincent De Paul

August 24, 2014 at 9:27 am Comments are Disabled

MANY families in town are struggling to cope with the costs of sending their children back to school according to St Vincent de Paul in Tralee. With uniforms, schoolbooks and stationery, the costs can be crippling according to the charity group. “We’re getting families from all walks of life now, the […]

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Na Gaeil Plans Big Cycle Fundraiser For Club

Na Gaeil Plans Big Cycle Fundraiser For Club

August 24, 2014 at 9:20 am Comments are Disabled

THE Na Gaeil club members will set off on their big cycle fundraiser next weekend. It’s that time of the year again where they ask all their cycling friends to dust down their bicycles and turn up to Na Gaeil clubhouse on Saturday August 30 at 10.30a.m. Organisers are expecting this year’s cycle […]

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VIDEO: Would You Like Ice With That? Pub Staff Take A Soaking For Charity

VIDEO: Would You Like Ice With That? Pub Staff Take A Soaking For Charity

August 23, 2014 at 12:39 pm Comments are Disabled

THE Ice Bucket Challenge charity fad spread to Tralee’s pubs this week. It appears Paddy Mac’s started it by nominating Teach Beag and Sean Og’s and it’s spread from there. The ice-capades of the barmen has been captured on video for all to see and is going viral on their […]

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Sean Wins Gold Medal At Transplant Games

Sean Wins Gold Medal At Transplant Games

August 22, 2014 at 11:19 am Comments are Disabled

KERRY has a new champion in Sean Marshall after he scooped a gold and silver medal in the European Transplant and Dialysis Sports Championships in Krakow, Poland, yesterday. Sean, from Abbeydorney, a bone marrow transplant recipient (see previous story here) took the Gold in his category in the Darts, which he […]

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By Hook Or By Crook, Kerry Fans Will Be In Dublin

By Hook Or By Crook, Kerry Fans Will Be In Dublin

August 22, 2014 at 9:29 am Comments are Disabled

  KERRY fans are getting around the problem of the rail strike in every way possible and it’s expected there will still be about 10,000 Kingdom faithful in Croker on Sunday. Fans making the trip to Croke Park are going in their droves by car, plane or by the many coach […]

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No Accommodation Problems For ITT Students

No Accommodation Problems For ITT Students

August 22, 2014 at 9:19 am Comments are Disabled

WHILE it emerged this week that CAO applications to IT Tralee increased by 23% and there will be 565 international students staying in town, they’ll have no shortage of places to stay. Apparently, Tralee is one of the cheapest places in Ireland for students to find accommodation according to ITT Students Union […]

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Rose of Tralee Maria Walsh dunks ice over Sen Mark Walsh in one of the Town Park fountains. Photo by Gavin O'Connor.

VIDEO: Fianna Fail Senator Gets Iced In The Town Park

August 21, 2014 at 1:10 pm Comments are Disabled

THE Rose of Tralee wasn’t the only one to get a soaking this morning (see video here). Senator Mark Daly from Kenmare also took the Ice Bucket Challenge – offered to him by his brother-in-law, Paul Treyvaud – and Maria Walsh did the honours. Apparently Maria didn’t think he was […]

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Video/Pictures: Rose Of Tralee Takes Ice Bucket Challenge In The Park

Video/Pictures: Rose Of Tralee Takes Ice Bucket Challenge In The Park

August 21, 2014 at 12:13 pm Comments are Disabled

SHE’S definitely a good sport is our new Rose of Tralee! Maria Walsh accepted the Ice Bucket Challenge given by 2FM’s Breakfast Republic yesterday morning and she duly obliged. At 11.30am she received a soaking from Escort Of The Year Conor Walsh in the fountain at Town Park, to the sadistic cheers […]

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Rose of Tralee 2014, Maria Walsh, in the Rose Garden in the Town Park on Wednesday morning. Photo by Dermot Crean

1.7m Viewers Watched The Rose Of Tralee On Tuesday Night

August 21, 2014 at 9:55 am Comments are Disabled

TUESDAY night’s Rose of Tralee selection programme drew a net figure of 1.7 million viewers according to figures released by RTE. The selection was watched by a 50% share of everyone who was watching TV in Ireland that night. An audience of 760,00 watched the new Rose of Tralee Maria […]

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Arrest Made In Connection With Alleged Sexual Assault

Arrest Made In Connection With Alleged Sexual Assault

August 21, 2014 at 9:37 am Comments are Disabled

GARDAI in Tralee have arrested a man in his 40s in connection with the alleged sexual assault on a man with special needs last week. The man was arrested yesterday and is currently being questioned in Tralee garda station. In the early hours of last Friday morning August 15, it’s alleged […]

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Investigation Into Alleged Sexual Assault On Man With Special Needs

Investigation Into Alleged Sexual Assault On Man With Special Needs

August 20, 2014 at 4:59 pm Comments are Disabled

GARDAI in Tralee are investigating an alleged sexual assault on a man with special needs. In the early hours of last Friday morning, it’s alleged the man was assaulted by another man in the town centre. The man, who has special needs, left a pub in Castle Street, Tralee and it’s alleged he was followed by […]

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VIDEO: Rose of Tralee’s Brother In LA Reacts To Her Win

August 20, 2014 at 2:21 pm Comments are Disabled

MARIA Walsh’s brother, Kevin, was watching the Rose of Tralee Selection from his home in Los Angeles last night. Here’s how he reacted to his sister being crowned Rose of Tralee… Post by Kevin Walsh.

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Country singer Nathan Carter sings the 'The Rose of Tralee' to the 2014 Rose, Maria Walsh. Photo by Gavin O'Connor.

Video/Photos: Thousands Greet New Rose On Denny Street

August 20, 2014 at 1:19 pm Comments are Disabled

A HUGE crowd gathered on Denny Street on Tuesday night to welcome the arrival of the new Rose of Tralee and to enjoy the incredible firework display of Midnight Madness. Before the big announcement came, a silence that seemed to last an age swept across Denny Street as we waited to […]

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Rose of Tralee 2014, Maria Walsh, in the Rose Garden in the Town Park on Wednesday morning. Photo by Dermot Crean

Photos: New Rose Looks Forward To Getting To Know Tralee Better

August 20, 2014 at 12:25 pm Comments are Disabled

  THE new Rose of Tralee said she is looking forward to getting to know the town better over the course of her reign. Maria Walsh, who was representing Philadelphia in the competition, was speaking in the Town Park for the annual Rose Garden photoshoot. The 27 year old explained that she […]

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Kerry-born Abu Dhabi Rose Visits Recovery Haven

Kerry-born Abu Dhabi Rose Visits Recovery Haven

August 20, 2014 at 9:14 am Comments are Disabled

THE Abu Dhabi Rose was welcomed to the Recovery Haven on Tuesday and was thanked for her fundraising efforts for the cancer support centre. Patrice McGillycuddy from Killorglin, who lives and works in Abu Dhabi,  was aware of the work of Recovery Haven as her sister had previously supported the […]

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New Rose Of Tralee Maria Is Still Going For Mayo On Sunday!

New Rose Of Tralee Maria Is Still Going For Mayo On Sunday!

August 20, 2014 at 12:19 am Comments are Disabled

SHE may be the new Rose of Tralee, but Maria Walsh is still going for Mayo on Sunday. The 27 year old woman, representing Philadelphia, was born in Boston but moved to Shrule in Mayo back in 1994  and still holds allegiance to the red and green. At the press […]

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And The Winner Is…Philadelphia!

And The Winner Is…Philadelphia!

August 19, 2014 at 11:35 pm 1 comment

THE Philadelphia Rose, Maria Walsh was crowned Rose of Tralee 2014 tonight in the Dome. The 27 years old native of Boston, Massachusetts was shocked after her name was called out by Daithi O Se at 11.30pm tonight. Maria is a Studio Manager for Anthropologie, a clothing and lifestyle brand. More […]

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Tralee Keeps Up Its Clean Image In Latest IBAL Results

Tralee Keeps Up Its Clean Image In Latest IBAL Results

August 19, 2014 at 12:30 pm Comments are Disabled

TRALEE can take bow after the latest survey by business group Irish Business Against Litter (IBAL) shows that the town is “Cleaner than European Norms”, and in 18th position in the ranking of 40 areas surveyed. “Another excellent result for Tralee with seven out of the ten sites surveyed getting the top […]

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Rose of Tralee, Haley O'Sullivan, presents the Rose Cup to  Seamus Harty, captain of Na Gaeil team.  Also included is Coiste Thra Li's Padraig MacAmbhlaiobh and John Slattery. Photo by Adrienne McLoughlin

Na Gaeil U13 Side Wins Rose Cup While Stacks Take Shield

August 19, 2014 at 9:20 am Comments are Disabled

By Adrienne McLoughin WITH an entry of 15 teams, the annual Rose Cup U13 football tournament was hosted in Tralee on Saturday by Kerins O’Rahillys GAA Club (Ballyrickard) and Na Gaeil GAA Club (Killeen.) The semi-finals and finals were played at Killeen. In the Cup competition, Na Gaeil defeated Killarney […]

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New Rose Sculpture Officially Unveiled

New Rose Sculpture Officially Unveiled

August 19, 2014 at 9:17 am Comments are Disabled

SOME of the Roses joined Minister for Transport, Tourism & Sport, Mr. Paschal Donohoe TD at the official unveiling of the Roses sculpture on the Tralee Bypass on Monday. ‘The Roses’ sculpture, which cost €74,000, and consists of three red roses on their stems was created by Mayo sculptor, Rory Breslin, as part of the […]

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Lucy O'Shea, Anna O'Shea, Yvonne Duggan, Catriona Keane, Ethel Meehan and Paula Cregan with their medals having completed the Rose Of Tralee 10k run at Denny Street on Sunday. Photo by Dermot Crean

Photos: Huge Crowd For The Rose Of Tralee 10k Run

August 18, 2014 at 4:57 pm Comments are Disabled

THE Rose of Tralee International 10k drew an enormous crowd of runners to the start at the Tralee Wetlands on Sunday morning. There were serious athletes and casual runners as well as some fancy-dressed members of the Born To Run club who decided to run as Roses and Escorts. The […]

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