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Nathan McDonnell on BBQ duties at the Family Fun at Ballyseedy Garden Centre in aid of Down Syndrome Kerry on Saturday. Photo by Dermot Crean

Ballyseedy Comes Alive For Fun-Filled Family Weekend

April 21, 2017 at 10:20 am 0 comments

THIS weekend sees the annual family fun weekend to mark the Tour de Munster Partnership Spin at Ballyseedy Home & Garden Centre. The event will see cyclists depart Ballyseedy at 10am and return later that afternoon when the entertainment will be in full swing with bouncy castles, giant games, a face […]

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Looking forward to the 24 Miles in 24 Hours swimming event in Tralee Sports and Leisure Centre on April 29/30 were Finbarr Griffin, Kristian O'Donovan, Kyle O'Donovan and Kieran O'Flaherty. Photo by Dermot Crean

Kristian And Friends Take On Marathon Swimming Fundraiser At Tralee Pool

April 21, 2017 at 10:13 am 1 comment

A TRALEE native is raising funds for three great causes by taking on marathon swimming events in the US this year. And having completed the Tampa Bay Marathon Swim (24 miles) in March, Kristian O’Donovan from Derrylea – but now living in Glenbeigh – is turning his attention to raising funds with a marathon […]

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Tralee Rowing Club members and friends preparing for the Duathlon on Sunday.

Four Things To Do In Tralee This Weekend

April 21, 2017 at 10:06 am 0 comments

It might be sandwiched between two lively, event-packed bank holiday weekends, but the next couple of days throws up a few things to do… Saturday 1. The World Cup visits… TRALEE RFC is hosting the Women’s Rugby World Cup trophy from 10am–1pm and the club is having a fun day to celebrate ladies […]

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WATCH: Roses Of 2016 Team Up For Charity Single

WATCH: Roses Of 2016 Team Up For Charity Single

April 21, 2017 at 9:53 am 0 comments

A YOUNG boy has teamed up with the Rose of Tralee Class of 2016 to launch a major fundraising campaign for Crumlin Children’s Hospital, where he was treated for cancer. The charity single It’s Time was officially launched by five and a half year old James McGowan on Thursday at SAM’s Bar on Dublin’s Dawson Street, […]

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Fundraising Fashion And Coffee Morning This Friday In Paco

Fundraising Fashion And Coffee Morning This Friday In Paco

April 20, 2017 at 3:45 pm 0 comments

IF you’re in town tomorrow morning, it’ll be worth a trip into Paco on The Mall from 11am to 1pm. Eileen Whelan of the fashion store is organising a coffee and fashion morning in aid of the Nano Nagle Special School in Listowel, which caters for students from the ages […]

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Ballymac Man Wins Ford Focus In Credit Union Draw

Ballymac Man Wins Ford Focus In Credit Union Draw

April 20, 2017 at 11:51 am 0 comments

A BALLYMAC man picked up a new Ford Focus thanks to Tralee Credit Union this morning. Ned Barnes and his wife Shelia are the latest winners in Tralee Credit Union’s Members Car Draw, which took place last Thursday in the Tralee Office. Collecting the car today from Stephen Benner of Kerry Motor […]

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Tralee Businesswoman To Tell Her Story Of Success In New Book

Tralee Businesswoman To Tell Her Story Of Success In New Book

April 20, 2017 at 10:32 am 0 comments

A NEW book which explores Tralee businesswoman’s determination to survive and thrive in the face of life’s challenges will be launched next month in The Rose Hotel. ‘Survive and Thrive: The Journey of a Lifetime’ by Breeda Hurley, the owner of ABC Cleaning Services, the successful contract cleaning company, tells how she learned to […]

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WATCH: When Jayne Mansfield Caused A Storm In Tralee

WATCH: When Jayne Mansfield Caused A Storm In Tralee

April 20, 2017 at 10:28 am 0 comments

THEY were different times. With the 50th anniversary of Jayne Mansfield coming to Tralee back in April 24, 1967, it’s worth revisiting this archive clip from RTE. The American movie star had her show cancelled after Kerry clergy protested at her proposed appearance at the Mount Brandon Hotel. A letter from the […]

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Council Management Meets With Minister On Kerry Projects

Council Management Meets With Minister On Kerry Projects

April 20, 2017 at 9:55 am 0 comments

THE Cathaoirleach of Kerry County Council, Cllr Michael O’Shea, Chief Executive, Moira Murrell and Deputy Chief Executive, Charlie O’Sullivan met with the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport, Shane Ross during his visit to Kerry on Wednesday evening. The representatives from Kerry County Council welcomed the meeting with Minister Ross, which […]

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Tralee Rowing Club members and friends preparing for the Duathlon on Sunday.

‘Pull Like A Dog’ And Then Run At Tralee Rowing Club Duathlon

April 19, 2017 at 2:48 pm 0 comments

EVERYONE is invited to Tralee Rowing Club at the Basin this Sunday for a special fundraising event. People are encouraged to ‘come pull like a dog’ in the Row & Run Duathlon from 10am. First, people can take to a rowing machine before heading off on a run. There are two categories: […]

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Mike O'Donnell and Ingrid Boyle of Kerry Camino with group at rest bench and stamping station, overlooking Minard.

Kerry Camino A Must For Lovers Of The Great Outdoors

April 19, 2017 at 1:51 pm 0 comments

THE Kerry Camino festival taking place at the end of the month from April 28-30 and is a must for lovers of the great outdoors. The annual festival offers walking enthusiasts three days of stunning trails taking in some of the most beautiful landscapes of the Dingle Peninsula. Over the three days, […]

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Zoe’s World: Why ’13 Reasons Why’ Is Essential Viewing For Teens And Adults

Zoe’s World: Why ’13 Reasons Why’ Is Essential Viewing For Teens And Adults

April 19, 2017 at 12:26 pm Comments are Disabled

UNLESS you have been living under a rock for the past two weeks, you have probably heard about the Netflix series ’13 Reasons Why’, which is becoming more identifiable as a cultural phenomenon than anything else. I, like many people, originally heard about it through the medium of Selena Gomez’s instagram […]

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Blue bell Wonderland…Siùn Morrissey, left, with  Jennifer Rea and Mathona Morrissey, enjoying their own ‘Mad Hatters tea party’ in Killarney National Park, for the launch of the Killarney Races Summer Racing Season 2017, begining on Sunday 14th May and finishing Tuesday 17th, with 3 days of the very best of Festival Racing. Sunday and Monday are both National Hunt cards whilst Tuesday is an all flat card.Sunday is also the very popular ‘Mad Hatters Day’, head to wonderland  and get creative with your best fun design, there will be categories of competition for Children and Adults.  The theme for the day will incorporate ‘imagination, colour and fun.Photo:Valerie O’Sullivan/FREE PIC***

Mad Hatters Day To Kick Off Racing Season

April 19, 2017 at 11:53 am Comments are Disabled

CHILDREN and adults will be well catered for at the opening day of Killarney Races next month with a ‘Mad Hatters Day’. Killarney Races kicks off its summer racing season on Sunday, May 14 to Tuesday, May 16 offering  three days racing and almost €400,000 prize money. Sunday and Monday are both National Hunt […]

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Workshops At Tralee Library For Bealtaine Festival

Workshops At Tralee Library For Bealtaine Festival

April 19, 2017 at 11:33 am 1 comment

A SERIES of workshops in creative writing, painting, drawing and fieldwork is coming to libraries around Kerry as part of the Bealtaine Festival. Kerry County Council in association with Kerry Libraries and co-funded by the Arts Council is organising the events. Kate Kennelly, Arts Officer, says; “These workshops are run by […]

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An Garda Síochána

Gardaí Renew Appeal For Information On Fifth Anniversary Of Murder In Beaufort

April 19, 2017 at 10:13 am Comments are Disabled

GARDAI have renewed their appeal for information on the murder of a Beaufort man whose body was discovered at his home five years ago today. On April 19, 2012, James Cahillane was discovered dead at his home at Ardraw, Beaufort, Killarney. On April 18, 2012, James Cahillane spent a number of hours […]

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Borg Warner To Announce New Jobs At Tralee Factory Next Week

Borg Warner To Announce New Jobs At Tralee Factory Next Week

April 19, 2017 at 10:02 am 1 comment

BORG WARNER will launch the new multi-million euro HVH-production line and the creation of a number of jobs at their factory in Monavalley Industrial Estate on Friday, April 28. Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation, Mary Mitchell O’Connor TD, will launch the new line and investment which the company says will pave the way […]

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Cars Damaged In Tralee Over The Weekend

Cars Damaged In Tralee Over The Weekend

April 18, 2017 at 7:37 pm Comments are Disabled

GARDAI are investigating damage to cars in Tralee over the weekend. Four cars were broken into in the carpark next to St John’s Church on Saturday night and another was badly damaged. A car parked outside a house in Oakpark was also damaged over the weekend. Anyone who witnessed the incidents or […]

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Councillors, Kerry County Council staff and representatives of the Ballylongford and Tarbert Heritage Trails with Siobhán King of Fáilte Ireland at the launch of new walking guides for their areas

New Guides For North Kerry Heritage Trails Launched

April 18, 2017 at 3:40 pm Comments are Disabled

  NEW walking guides for the Tarbert and Ballylongford Heritage Trails have been launched with the support of Kerry County Council. The guidebooks were officially launched by Siobhán King of Fáilte Ireland at the Kerry County Council Listowel Municipal District offices in Listowel. Members and staff of Kerry County Council […]

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Daft Punk Tribute Act For Fabrik This Month

Daft Punk Tribute Act For Fabrik This Month

April 18, 2017 at 2:51 pm Comments are Disabled

FANS of Daft Punk may be hoping the French duo tour for the first time in ten years in 2017, but they can whet their appetites with a tribute act coming to Tralee during the May Bank Holiday weekend, Da Funk bill themselves as the ultimate Daft Punk tribute act with famous helmets, a two-hour […]

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Kingdom Party Pals entertainers at the Children's Tea Party at The Ashe Hotel on Sunday afternoon. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Party Time For Children At The Ashe Hotel

April 18, 2017 at 12:02 pm Comments are Disabled

THE Easter Bunny and March Hare entertained the many youngsters present for the Children’s Tea Party on Easter Sunday in the Ashe Hotel. The function room was packed for  the event with food and refreshments laid on by the hotel while all proceeds raised went to Kare4Kidz charity. There was fun and games, face painting […]

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Tomas Hayes (Kerry Local Enterprise Office) Jerry Moloney (Enterprise Ireland) Anne Looney (Tralee IT) Francis Fitzgibbon (CEO StoryStock) Brid Mc Elligott (Tralee IT) Shane O Connor (StoryStock) Pierre Leveque (StoryStock) Kieran Murphy (StoryStock) Tadhg Flemming (StoryStock).

Tralee Company Receives Funding From Enterprise Ireland’s Competitive Start Programme

April 18, 2017 at 11:21 am Comments are Disabled

StoryStock.com, a media tech company based in the Tom Crean Centre in the Kerry Technology Park, has been selected as one of only 15 companies nationally from 250 for the Competitive Start Funding programme operated by Enterprise Ireland. StoryStock fended off tough competition from around the Island of Ireland to […]

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Tournament organisers Seamus Deady, Micheál Ladden and Brian McCarthy. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Charity Soccer Blitz Fun With Supermarket Teams

April 18, 2017 at 10:54 am Comments are Disabled

TEAMS from Dunnes Stores and Aldi did battle on the astroturf up in the North Campus of IT Tralee on Easter Sunday, for the second annual Turner’s Bar Invitational Cup. It’s the second year of the competition – held in aid of Acquired Brain Injury Ireland – and despite a lower number of teams […]

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PHOTOS: Blues Beat Rockies In Local Derby To Take Town League Title

April 17, 2017 at 1:12 pm Comments are Disabled

TWO great rivals met in the Town League Final on Saturday evening in Austin Stack Park and it proved a highly entertaining affair. Kerins O’Rahillys came out on top over Austin Stacks by a scoreline of 2-15 to 1-14, to stop the Rock side winning four in a row in […]

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Edel Fitzgerald, Jean O'Hara, Helen Leahy and Claire Kelliher at the Ardfert NS Strictly Come Dancing in the Ballyroe Heights Hotel on Saturday night. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: More From Ardfert NS ‘Strictly Come Dancing’ Night

April 17, 2017 at 11:53 am Comments are Disabled

YESTERDAY we brought you all the fun from Ardfert NS ‘Strictly Come Dancing in the Ballyroe Heights Hotel on Saturday night (click here for previous story). A sellout success, it saw 500 people pack the venue to see the 12 couples vie for the crown. Catherine Leen and Gavin Lacey […]

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In front; Sarah and Michael Broughton and Olivia Leen with, at back, Catherine Broughton and Catriona Leen at the Fancy Dress Fun Run on Saturday in the Town Park. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Children’s Fancy Dress A Success In The Town Park

April 16, 2017 at 11:53 am Comments are Disabled

THE highlight of the Tír na nÓg festival, as always, was the Fancy Dress fun run in the Town Park on Saturday. It was one of three events organised by Tralee Chamber Alliance during the children’s festival. A much loved event by all the family, the kids enjoyed the warm up […]

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PHOTOS: #Tralee On Social Media This Week

PHOTOS: #Tralee On Social Media This Week

April 16, 2017 at 11:52 am Comments are Disabled

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 it and we’ll see it)… The sun lights this up lovely… A sunset is the […]

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Katelyn Scanlon and Brendan Fanning of the Animal Roadshow at the Manor West Family Fun Day on Saturday. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Manor West Comes Alive With Family Fun Day

April 16, 2017 at 11:52 am Comments are Disabled

EASTER is always a busy time at Manor West and there was even more activity with an Animal Roadshow and Mad Hatter’s Tea Party on Saturday. There was lots of activities for kids, big and small with a magician, balloon modelling, arts and crafts and facepainting. The big attraction though was The Animal […]

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The dancers in action. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Fantastic Night At Ardfert NS ‘Strictly’ In Ballyroe

April 16, 2017 at 11:47 am Comments are Disabled

FOR the second Easter Saturday in a row, the Ballyroe Heights Hotel was packed out for a night of amazing ‘Strictly’ entertainment and it took a dance off to decide the winners. ‘Strictly Come Dancing’ organised by Ardfert National School Parents Association, saw 12 couples dance in front of hundreds of people and […]

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Children at the puppet show at Caballs Toymaster on Saturday morning. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Puppet Show Fun At Caballs Toymaster

April 16, 2017 at 10:55 am Comments are Disabled

THE annual puppet show and fun morning at Caballs Toymaster drew more big crowds on Saturday morning. It’s a real family weekend around town with the Tír na nÓg festival and Caball’s annual show has become a tradition over the past few years. Children gathered from 10.30am for a series […]

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Roger Harty: A Chance Encounter

Roger Harty: A Chance Encounter

April 16, 2017 at 10:55 am 2 comments

I was downtown Tralee recently having a cup of coffee and as I was making my way back up the main street, a stranger asked me as to the whereabouts of a local bookshop. Knowing the answer, I was delighted to oblige and I was about to walk away when […]

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