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Newly crowned Rose of Tralee Maggie McEldowney in the Rose Garden at Tralee Town Park. Photo by Domnick Walsh

Rose Maggie Launches Search For Rose Of Tralee 2017

January 8, 2017 at 12:52 pm 0 comments

BIRTHDAY celebrations were put on hold for the Rose of Tralee, Maggie McEldowney, so that she could announce details of the 2017 Rose of Tralee International Festival from August 16-22. Instead of blowing out the 28 birthday candles in her native city of Chicago, Maggie arrived into Ireland to launch […]

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Participants take off at the Park Run in conjunction with Operation Transformation on Saturday morning. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Hundreds Take Part In Operation Transformation Park Run

January 8, 2017 at 12:27 pm 0 comments

A MIST shrouded the town park on Saturday morning but the enthusiasm of the people there was clear as they gathered for the Park Run. This particular run was held in conjunction with RTE’s Operation Transformation and resulted in nearly 320 participants circling the park three times to complete the 5k […]

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Avril Hewitt, Joe Sheehy and Brenda Conway at the Jimmy Duffy Memorial Cycle on Saturday morning. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Great Turnout For Jimmy Duffy Memorial Cycle

January 8, 2017 at 11:57 am 0 comments

IT was looking dodgy for a while such was the extent of the fog, but it lifted for the hordes of cyclists setting off from St Pats GAA Club on Saturday morning. Hi-vis jackets were the uniform of the day as around 130 participants made their way to Castleisland and back for the […]

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Kilmoyley captain Aidan McCabe with the Neilus Flynn trophy. Photo by Gavin O'Connor

Kerry Team To Face Cork Announced As McCabe To Captain County This Year

January 7, 2017 at 2:49 pm 0 comments

THE Kerry senior hurling team to play Cork on Sunday in the Co-op Superstores.ie Munster Senior Hurling League Round 1 game has been announced. The team – which will be new manager Fintan O’Connor’s first competitive match in charge – will be captained by Aiden McCabe who has been nominated by […]

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Chart-Topping Singer With Tralee Roots For Siamsa Concert

Chart-Topping Singer With Tralee Roots For Siamsa Concert

January 7, 2017 at 12:07 pm 0 comments

A BRIT award-winning artist with ties to Tralee makes a welcome to town on February 19 at 8pm. Eddi Reader is probably best known – by people of a certain age – as lead singer with Fairground Attraction who had a No.1 hit back in 1988 with ‘Perfect’. The Scottish singer has enjoyed […]

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Kerry Animal Welfare Groups Receive Government Funding

Kerry Animal Welfare Groups Receive Government Funding

December 21, 2016 at 4:59 pm 0 comments

LOCAL animal welfare groups received a boost yesterday when it was announced they would get funding from the Department of Agriculture. The Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Michael Creed TD, announced funding awards of €2,460,500 to 137 animal welfare organisations throughout the country involved in protecting animal welfare. The […]

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Council Urges People Home For Christmas To Check Out Jobs On ‘SciTech’ Website

Council Urges People Home For Christmas To Check Out Jobs On ‘SciTech’ Website

December 21, 2016 at 4:40 pm 1 comment

KERRY County Council is urging any Kerry natives who are home for Christmas and who may be looking for job opportunities in science or technology in the county to visit a new online portal which lists a range of vacancies in the sector. Launched recently, KerrySciTech is a not-for-profit organisation whose […]

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Senior infants from CBS Primary before going on stage on Wednesday. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: CBS Primary Pupils Shine At Christmas Concerts

December 21, 2016 at 1:16 pm 0 comments

THE boys and girls of CBS Primary School gave star performances at their Christmas concerts on Tuesday and Wednesday with the weeks of hard work paying off. In the Junior infants,  Maddison played the part of a disorganised but lovable angel who is chosen to show the way to Bethlehem in the […]

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Volunteers Gather 27 Bags Of Rubbish In Beach Clean-up

Volunteers Gather 27 Bags Of Rubbish In Beach Clean-up

December 21, 2016 at 10:59 am 0 comments

THE annual Christmas Banna Beach Clean-Up took place last Sunday and a team of 20 people collected a lot of rubbish. “If you’re ever feeling blue about all the troubles in the world, I would highly recommend joining a community initiative, it will warm your heart!” said Rachel Geary who […]

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Crib In The Square Damaged Again Overnight

Crib In The Square Damaged Again Overnight

December 21, 2016 at 10:40 am 3 comments

YET again, there has been damage caused to the Crib in the Square. People walking to work through the Square this morning were greeted with the sight of broken perspex, cut light cables and statues knocked over. The damage has been reported to gardaí who are looking for anyone who […]

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The Kerry ‘Shtar Wars’ Video Has Reached Some Very Famous People

The Kerry ‘Shtar Wars’ Video Has Reached Some Very Famous People

December 20, 2016 at 2:47 pm 0 comments

YESTERDAY we told you about the Kerry ‘Shtar Wars’ video made by the third year Music Technology BA students of IT Tralee. Well it seems to have caught the attention of some very famous people. It made its way to Graham Norton, who famously featured the Pulp Fiction ‘Kerry Shytle’ video […]

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Ballymacelligott GAA Club News

Ballymacelligott GAA Club News

December 19, 2016 at 5:50 pm 0 comments

LOTTO The lotto was held in Glenduff Manor on the 12th December for a jackpot of €5,900.  Numbers drawn were 8,9,20,24,  There was no winner. Lucky Dips 1. Caroline O Connell, c/o Paula Silles 2. Niamh Kearney, c/o Tom Leen 3. Michael Buckley, Ballymac 4. Paddy Dineen, c/o Tom Leen 5. […]

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Mollie Casey and Róisín Sheehy

Fantastic Events Planned For Christmas Spraoi In Tralee

November 22, 2016 at 10:14 am 1 comment

OFFICE Chair Racing, free parking, food markets, fun runs and much more are included in the exciting Christmas Spraoi in Tralee which runs from November 26th to New Year’s Eve. To kick things off, Kieran Donaghy will join the Mayor of Tralee, Cllr Terry O’Brien to switch on the Christmas Lights in […]

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St Pat’s GAA Club News

November 14, 2016 at 5:59 pm 0 comments

Lotto There was no winner of our Club Lotto Jackpot on Sunday night last. The numbers drawn were 10,13,14 & 26. The five €30 consolation prizes went to Tommy Brosnan Lohercannon, Jimmy Mulligan Tonevane, Caroline Clapham c/o Betty’s, Kathleen Mason c/o Tony Casey and Dermot Waugh Derrymore East. Next week’s […]

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Katie Ross, Tralee, at the Ceol an Geimhridh competition at IT Tralee on Saturday. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: IT Tralee Hosts Musicians From All Over Kerry For ‘Ceol An Geimhridh’ Competition

November 13, 2016 at 11:26 am 0 comments

SATURDAY saw hundreds of musicians, singers and dancers compete to represent Kerry in the Munster finals of ‘Ceol an Geimhridh’ to be held in Limerick in February. IT Tralee was a hive of activity as musicians and singers from all over the county competed for county titles. This winter competition in the Comhaltas […]

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The Roses and the large crowd present at the civic reception on Tuesday night. Photo by Dermot Crean

Mayor Meets With Representatives From Rose Festival To Discuss Issues

September 27, 2016 at 2:19 pm 0 comments

THE Mayor of Tralee has met with representatives of the Rose of Tralee Festival to discuss the positives and negatives of the event this year and dealing with issues in the future. Yesterday morning, at a meeting of Tralee Municipal District councillors, Mayor Terry O’Brien said the Festival contributes enormously to the town and […]

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One Kerry Winner At Top Hospitality Awards In Dublin

One Kerry Winner At Top Hospitality Awards In Dublin

September 21, 2016 at 4:43 pm 0 comments

JUST one Kerry establishment won at the 2017 Georgina Campbell Awards held today at Bord Bia in Dublin. The renowned Jack’s Coastguard Restaurant in Cromane won the Seafood Restaurant of the Year category in the annual food and hospitality awards, which are highly sought after. The award winners are selected based on the reports […]

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Mercy Mounthawk To Host Top Schools Basketball Action This Weekend

Mercy Mounthawk To Host Top Schools Basketball Action This Weekend

September 2, 2016 at 12:40 pm 0 comments

MERCY Mounthawk will again host their annual invitational tournament this weekend. It is the seventh year running of the tournament where the best school teams from all over Ireland are invited down to battle in Mounthawk school gym. Mounthawk are defending champions from last year, but will face some stiff competition […]

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Kerins O’Rahillys GAA Club News

Kerins O’Rahillys GAA Club News

August 8, 2016 at 11:48 am 0 comments

  Senior County League Division 1 Kerins O’Rahillys 1-05 Austin Stacks 1-15 We made the short trip to Connolly Park on Sat night to play the locals in the rearranged round 5 fixture. The timing of this match could not have come at a worse time given the unavailability of […]

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Tralee First Responders Service To Go Live Next Week

August 3, 2016 at 4:01 pm 0 comments

LIFE saving community first responders will go live in Tralee from next Monday, August 8. These voluntary members are trained to deal with early intervention of chest pain, stroke, choking and cardiac arrest. As of June there were 25 volunteers training to become first responders. It is proposed that the […]

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PHOTOS: Kerry Way Walk Raising Funds For Cancer Research

July 2, 2016 at 12:06 pm 0 comments

THE Ring of Kerry cycle isn’t the only charity event taking place in that beautiful part of the county this weekend. The Kerry Way Cancer Research Walk , now in its 11th year, is also in full swing with over 100 people taking part from yesterday until Sunday. The route takes walkers around the […]

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Grace Kearney in action for the Ireland fastpitch team

Oakpark Woman Will Make History When She Pulls On The Green Jersey This Month

July 2, 2016 at 10:10 am 0 comments

AN Oakpark native will pull on the green jersey for Ireland at the World Fastpitch Championships in Canada this month. In doing so, Grace Kearney, will be the only member of the team from Kerry and the only Munster based player to have been selected for this tournament. Fastpitch is […]

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Mike Looks To Reunite Rescued Championship Medals With Owners

Mike Looks To Reunite Rescued Championship Medals With Owners

June 1, 2016 at 12:11 pm 0 comments

A KILMOYLEY man, now living in Tralee, is looking to reunite Kerry hurling county championship medals which were thrown out and rescued from the dump. After a chance scroll though Facebook, Micheal McCarthy of Connolly Park came across GAA medals  for sale that were unwittingly advertised as running medals. The […]

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May 30, 2016 at 12:59 pm 0 comments
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New Courses Added To Huge List Of Options At Kerry College Of Further Education

New Courses Added To Huge List Of Options At Kerry College Of Further Education

May 18, 2016 at 3:10 pm 0 comments

KERRY College of Further Education (KCFE) are delighted to announce the addition of several new courses to the college this coming September. The courses are in tourism, office management, law, mechatronic engineering and software development and add to the existing range of courses at KCFE at Clash, Tralee, which includes sports therapy, […]

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Kerry Autism Action News

Kerry Autism Action News

April 12, 2016 at 8:12 pm 0 comments

Kerry Autism Action Research: Autism and Epilepsy KAA have been asked to circulate the following information from a Psychology student at NUI Galway who is currently conducting research with The Irish Centre for Autism and Neurodevelopmental Research (ICAN). She is seeking parents’ responses to help understand more about the day […]

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Stacks, Na Gaeil And Ballymac Players On Kerry Minor Team To Face Waterford

Stacks, Na Gaeil And Ballymac Players On Kerry Minor Team To Face Waterford

April 11, 2016 at 12:48 pm 0 comments

AUSTIN Stacks, Ballymac and Na Gaeil GAA clubs will have representatives playing for Kerry against Waterford in the Electric Ireland Munster GAA Football Minor Championship in Dungarvan on Wednesday next. Micheál Reidy from Ballymac is corner back, Na Gaeil’s Diarmaid O’Connor lines out in the half forwards, while Ferdia O’Brien from […]

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Job done. John Griffin and Tommy Casey after the final whistle.

REPORT/PHOTOS: A Kerry Hurling Team We Should Be Proud Of And Shout About

April 3, 2016 at 11:54 am 0 comments

Mike O’Halloran was in Austin Stack Park yesterday for another fantastic victory for the Kerry hurlers… Kerry 2-27 Laois 1-19 The boys and girls of Tralee Parnells Hurling club were the exhibition game at half time in this Division 1B play off game. What a game they chose to show […]

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PHOTOS: #Tralee On Social Media This Week

PHOTOS: #Tralee On Social Media This Week

April 3, 2016 at 11:46 am 0 comments

Every week we compile the best of photos posted on Twitter and Instagram about and around Tralee. Here’s what you’ve been snapping this week… (If you’d like a photo to feature just tag #Tralee in the photo and we’ll see it)… Marty was at the dog track on Saturday night… […]

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The dlrLexicon Library designed by Louise Cotter in Dun Laoghaire, Dublin.

Tralee Woman’s Design Wins Major International Architecture Award

March 13, 2016 at 10:45 am 1 comment

A TRALEE woman who worked on the design of a library in Dun Laoghaire has seen the project win two major awards last week. Louise Cotter, originally from St Brendan’s Park, of architects Carr, Cotter & Naessens Ltd, worked on the dlr LexIcon which received the Selwyn Goldsmith Award for International Design and the […]

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