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Memorabilia From Baseball Legend With A Tralee Link Sold For €200K At US Auction

Memorabilia From Baseball Legend With A Tralee Link Sold For €200K At US Auction

March 7, 2015 at 2:00 pm Comments are Disabled

THE memorabilia of a baseball legend and ‘hall of famer’ who has ties to Tralee went under the hammer at a US auction fetching $224,039 (about €200,000) last weekend. If someone were to say to you ‘The Duke of Tralee’ you would probably imagine a man from old landed aristocracy and not […]

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Anne Marie O'Leary, Agne Kremenskiene and Doranne Hickey at the Kerry Fashion Week Awards Night at the Europe Hotel, Killarney on Friday night. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Night Of Glamour And Style At Kerry Fashion Week Awards

March 7, 2015 at 11:30 am Comments are Disabled

ANOTHER hugely successful Kerry Fashion Week concluded on Friday night with a glamorous affair at the Europe Hotel, Killarney. They came from all over the country and beyond for the awards night which is the highlight of a great week of events. Guests, who paid €120 a head to attend […]

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At the re-launch of the Kerry Lirary website in the Kerry County Library were, from left: Noreen O'Keefe (Kerry Library), Tommy O'Connor (Kerry Library), John McCann Kerry Co Council, It Department), Mayor of Kerry Cllr John Brassil, Niamh Doyle (Kerry Library) and Brian Looney  (Head of IT Kerry Co Council). Photo by Gavin O'Connor.

Mayor Of Kerry Re-Launches Kerry Library Website

March 7, 2015 at 10:30 am Comments are Disabled

KERRY Library re-launched their website this week after undergoing a redesign by the IT department of Kerry County Council. Mayor of Kerry, Cllr John Brassil, was on hand on Thursday afternoon to officially unveil this updated service to the public. “It’s an improvement on the services already offered by the Kerry library […]

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VIDEO: Moyderwell Staff Show They’re Tech-Savvy With New Video

VIDEO: Moyderwell Staff Show They’re Tech-Savvy With New Video

March 7, 2015 at 9:12 am 1 comment

  THE staff at Mercy Moyderwell Primary School have been putting their technology skills to good use recently when they produced a new video promoting the school. It’s all part of Moyderwell letting people know about their school in the heart of the town. About 50 people attended their open day […]

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Mental Health Exhibition To Take Place In Killarney

Mental Health Exhibition To Take Place In Killarney

March 7, 2015 at 9:09 am Comments are Disabled

  A ‘Mental Wellness Exhibition’ will be taking place in the Malton Hotel in Killarney on Sunday, March 8 and is being organised by the voluntary group of ‘Be Aware Prevent Suicide’. There will be guest speakers on the day, including psychologist Tony Humphreys along with the founder of Pieta House, […]

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Ireland’s premier personal trainer Karl Henry pushes team Irish Cancer Society to their limits as they get into gear for this years VHI Women’s Mini Marathon.

Kerry Women Called To Dublin To Help Fight Cancer

March 7, 2015 at 9:08 am Comments are Disabled

  THE Irish Cancer Society is calling on Kerry women of all ages to sign up to join their team ahead of the VHI Mini Marathon 2015 so the Society can continue its work of providing vital cancer services. The event, which takes place on Monday, June 1, will see over […]

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€1m Winning Lottery Ticket Sold In Listowel

€1m Winning Lottery Ticket Sold In Listowel

March 6, 2015 at 5:07 pm Comments are Disabled

  It has been announced that a €1m winning lottery ticket has been sold in Listowel. The €1.50 ticket was sold in Fitzgerald’s Centra in Listowel for the Daily Million lotto game last night. The winning lottery numbers were 1, 11, 17, 20, 31 and 37.  

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Watch Out For Parking Tickets At Cork/Kerry Game This Weekend

Watch Out For Parking Tickets At Cork/Kerry Game This Weekend

March 6, 2015 at 4:34 pm Comments are Disabled

  KERRY fans travelling to Cork against the ‘Rebels’ at the weekend have been urged to be careful where they park or they could be lighter in the pocket come Sunday evening. Residents near the Pairc Uí Rinn stadium, where the match is being held, have complained that they feel under siege […]

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Terry O'Brien presents a memento to Ted Fitzgerald of the John Mitchels club in recognition of the Under 14 team's All-Ireland Féile win back in June. Also included are, in front; Dave Leahy. At back; Cllr Pa Daly (who proposed the team be recognised); Paul Barden, Diarmaid Cunnane and Mikey Kelliher. Photo by Dermot Crean

Council Makes Presentation To Mark John Mitchels All-Ireland Victory

March 6, 2015 at 3:52 pm Comments are Disabled

  THE John Mitchels Under 14 team who won the All-Ireland Féile title back in June were recognised for their exploits at the meeting of the Tralee Municipal District of Kerry County Council on Monday. The team brought home the club’s first ever All-Ireland title from the competition in Galway back in the summer […]

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VIDEO: Watch This Spectacular Aerial Drone Footage Featuring Kerry Beauty Spots

VIDEO: Watch This Spectacular Aerial Drone Footage Featuring Kerry Beauty Spots

March 6, 2015 at 3:22 pm Comments are Disabled

  GOING about our daily routines and the hustle and bustle of city/town life, we sometimes may forget how beautiful the country that we live in really is. Raymond Fogarty of Aircam Ireland is not such a person, as shown by aerial drone footage that was filmed from all around […]

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David O'Doherty

Funnyman David O’Doherty Set For Tralee Show This Month

March 6, 2015 at 3:10 pm Comments are Disabled

  IT has been announced that one of Ireland’s top comedians David O’Doherty will be playing a show in Siamsa Tire on Saturday, March 21. The Dubliner billed as the “the forgotten Sugababe” and “the bad boy of Zumba” will bring his peculiar world whimsy to a Tralee audience with a new hour […]

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Kerry Schools Invited To Take Part In FAI Programme

Kerry Schools Invited To Take Part In FAI Programme

March 6, 2015 at 2:39 pm Comments are Disabled

  KERRY schools received the good news over the weekend that the ‘SPAR Primary School 5s Programme’ is now allowing entrants from schools all over the county. The programme is a national five aside competition for boys and girls in 4th, 5th and 6th class which will see them compete in […]

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Gaelcholáiste Chiarraí Students To Compete In National Quiz Final

Gaelcholáiste Chiarraí Students To Compete In National Quiz Final

March 6, 2015 at 1:06 pm Comments are Disabled

FOUR students from a local school here in town have won a place in a national table quiz competition that will be taking place on Tuesday, March 10 in Dublin. Gaelcholáiste Ciarraí students Tadhg Mac Suibhne, Donagh Mac Uileagóid, Vince Ó Cathasaigh agus Michéal Ó Duinn recently won the ‘Munster Tráth […]

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Dr Jim O'Sullivan with the painting

Donated Painting Of ‘The Gooch’ Finds New Home In Tralee Library

March 6, 2015 at 12:53 pm Comments are Disabled

AN awe-inspiring painting of Colm Cooper netting the goal against Cork in the 2007 All-Ireland Final has found a new home in Kerry Library. The painting is called “Opening the Floodgates” by Killarney-based artist, Paul Downey. It was bought by Dr Jim O’Sullivan at the Frank Lewis gallery in Killarney, but […]

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Veronica Houlihan, Dingle, Maureen McCarhty and Frances McCarthy, Fenit at the 'Agents of Change-Empowering Women through Education' event last night, at the Ballygarry House Hotel and Spa. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Huge Turnout At Businesswomen’s Event In Ballygarry

March 6, 2015 at 12:36 pm Comments are Disabled

NEARLY 160 businesswomen from all over Kerry attended the event ‘Agents of Change-Empowering Women through Education’ last night, at the Ballygarry House Hotel and Spa. The event was held in advance of International Women’s Day, and was jointly hosted by Kerry Businesswomen’s Network and the European Parliament (EP) office in Dublin. It […]

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Kerry General Hospital Has One Of The Lowest Death Rates For Heart Attacks

Kerry General Hospital Has One Of The Lowest Death Rates For Heart Attacks

March 6, 2015 at 10:58 am Comments are Disabled

NEW figures recently released for the first time in an official healthcare report reveal that Kerry General Hospital (KGH) has one of the lowest death rates in the country for heart attacks. However the hospital doesn’t fare as well when it comes to stroke due to clot. The figures show that KGH […]

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At the cheque handover of €2650 from Tralee Rotory Club to the Kerry Branch of Enable were. from left: Richard Bonno, Meg Healy, Derry O'Sullivan (President of Tralee Rotory Club), Sean Scally (Enable Ireland) and Alison Boardman. Photo by Gavin O'Connor.

Rotary Club Raises €2,650 For Enable Ireland Kerry

March 6, 2015 at 10:23 am Comments are Disabled

TRALEE Rotary Club raised €2,650 for the Kerry branch of Enable Ireland and its assisted technologies programme. The Rotary club raised money by hosting their annual ball in the Ballyseede Castle Hotel in November, with all proceeds going to Enable Ireland. “We were approached by Enable Ireland and we went […]

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TUI Members Vote In Favour Of Taking Industrial Action In IT Tralee

TUI Members Vote In Favour Of Taking Industrial Action In IT Tralee

March 5, 2015 at 3:01 pm Comments are Disabled

  STAFF members of the Teachers Union Of Ireland (TUI) Branch of IT Tralee have voted to take industrial action regarding the proposed merger between CIT and ITT The count of the ballot, which was taken last night, resulted in over 84% of the TUI Branch voting in favour of taking […]

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Tralee People Asked To Take Part In Mental Health Survey

Tralee People Asked To Take Part In Mental Health Survey

March 5, 2015 at 2:21 pm Comments are Disabled

  RESEARCHERS from the University of Limerick and Pieta House are looking for people to take part in a survey aimed at exploring thoughts and beliefs surrounding suicide and mental health amongst the Tralee Community. The first stage of this study will be to carry out a survey amongst residents in […]

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VIDEO: Musical Society Makes Manic Video For New Show

VIDEO: Musical Society Makes Manic Video For New Show

March 5, 2015 at 12:39 pm Comments are Disabled

TRALEE Musical Society have released a new promotional video for their upcoming show  based on the much-loved ‘Sister Act’ film…and it’s a little bit mad! The society recently released the promotional poster for their new play/musical which will run from April 8 to April 12 and start at 8pm nightly. […]

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Ballygarry House Invests €250,000 In Huge Refurbishment

Ballygarry House Invests €250,000 In Huge Refurbishment

March 5, 2015 at 12:33 pm Comments are Disabled

BALLYGARRY House Hotel and Spa has recently invested over €250,000 in the refurbishment and renovation of one of its major banqueting suites in the hotel. The four star hotel which was recently voted  Number 5 hotel in Ireland on TripAdvisor, oversaw the massive investment which led to their ‘Monarch Suite’ being completely […]

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Do You Know Anyone Who Could Be Our Next Kerry Rose?

Do You Know Anyone Who Could Be Our Next Kerry Rose?

March 5, 2015 at 11:37 am Comments are Disabled

THE Rose of Tralee and Kerry Rose were in town at the weekend to help launch the search for the Mary Hickey’s successor. There has been a lot of interest already in the Kerry Rose but organisers are putting the call out to young ladies to enter the competition. Applications are now […]

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Met Office Issues Status ‘Orange’ Wind Warning For Kerry

March 5, 2015 at 10:49 am Comments are Disabled

JUST when you think we’re in for a nice spell of weather, Mother Nature has other plans. The cold snap is over and the weather is milder, sunny(ish) and calm, but that’s going to change somewhat tomorrow according to MET Eireann. They’ve just issued a ‘Status Orange’ wind warning for Donegal, Galway, Leitrim, […]

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The eighth Kerry Barn Owl to be found

Another Endangered Barn Owl Found Dead On Bypass This Week

March 5, 2015 at 10:31 am Comments are Disabled

ANOTHER endangered Kerry barn owl was found dead on the Tralee bypass on Monday, which brings the number of owls recorded killed on the road to three in three weeks. A known total of eight owls have been killed on the Tralee bypass since August 2013 including two on the one day […]

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VIDEO: Kerry Men In The Middle East Prepare For GAA World Games

VIDEO: Kerry Men In The Middle East Prepare For GAA World Games

March 4, 2015 at 12:50 pm Comments are Disabled

YOU can take the man out of Kerry but it seems you can never take Kerry out of the man, if the video from the ‘Middle East Kerry Society’ (MEKS) is anything to go by. The team are preparing to compete in the ‘GAA World Games Tournament’ which will be taking […]

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Motor Sales In Kerry Up Over 20% In February On Same Month Last Year

Motor Sales In Kerry Up Over 20% In February On Same Month Last Year

March 4, 2015 at 11:22 am Comments are Disabled

THERE was another rise in Kerry motor sales last month compared to February last year. There were 359 new car registrations in Kerry in January according to the figures from the Society of the Irish Motor Industry (SIMI). This was an increase of 20.88% on February 2014’s figure of 297 units sold. Kerry sales accounted for 2.27% […]

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Put Your Knowledge To The Test At Kare 4 Kidz Quiz Night

Put Your Knowledge To The Test At Kare 4 Kidz Quiz Night

March 4, 2015 at 11:08 am Comments are Disabled

  KARE 4 Kidz, a Kerry-based children’s charity, will be holding a fundraising table quiz in the Fels Point Hotel this Thursday at 8pm. Kare 4 Kidz was set up 4 years ago with the aim of providing financial support to the families of sick children. Grace O’Donnell of Kare […]

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Gardaí Question Another Man In Connection With Drugs And Firearm Seizure Last Year

Gardaí Question Another Man In Connection With Drugs And Firearm Seizure Last Year

March 4, 2015 at 10:07 am Comments are Disabled

GARDAÍ are questioning a man in connection with the seizure of €200,000 worth of cannabis, a firearm and ammunition in Fenit and Barrow back in November. A number of other people have already appeared before the courts in relation to the seizure, but Gardaí made another arrest on Monday afternoon. The 35 year […]

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VIDEO: Tralee Lads Capture Lightning Strike On Camera, Run Like Hell

March 3, 2015 at 8:44 pm Comments are Disabled

REMEMBER that crazy thunder and lightning strike yesterday lunchtime near town which sounded like the end was nigh? Well Shane Doyle and Dylan Enright from Tralee were out walking at about 1.30pm when the bolt hit and they somehow managed to catch it on camera. No wonder they ran like hell […]

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Paul Galvin

Breaking News: Paul Galvin Has Come Out Of Retirement

March 3, 2015 at 7:15 pm Comments are Disabled

A STATEMENT released on the Kerry GAA website has announced that Paul Galvin has come out of retirement and returned to training with the Kerry senior football panel. Eamonn Fitzmaurice, confirmed the shock return of Paul Galvin in a short and sweet statement on the Kerry GAA website. “Paul Galvin […]

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