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Cian Moore, Tralee, Christine Mortimer, Chantell Murphy and Fionan O'Carroll from Tralee taking part in the Gaelcholaiste Chiarrai Transition Year annual fashion show in the Meadowlands on Friday night. Photo by Dermot Crean

Gaelcholaiste Students Take To The Catwalk

May 9, 2014 at 8:09 am 0 comments

TRANSITION Year students from Gaelcholaiste Chiarrai strutted their stuff in the Meadowlands Hotel to raise funds for their annual trip to Fenit for their foundation course in sailing. “This will help defray the cost of the course because parents have enough to pay for these days,” said teacher,  Michelle Daltuin. “They’ve […]

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Tommy Tiernan Packs Them Into Ballyroe

Tommy Tiernan Packs Them Into Ballyroe

May 9, 2014 at 8:08 am 0 comments

HUNDREDS of people from all over Tralee enjoyed a night of laughs from a man no stranger to these parts over the past few years. Tommy Tiernan is on his World Tour Of Kerry – he did a similar tour in 2010 – and he didn’t disappoint punters when he visited […]

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Songs In The Key Of Life: John Buggy

Songs In The Key Of Life: John Buggy

May 9, 2014 at 8:08 am 0 comments

Well-known Tralee Singer/Songwriter, John Buggy, selects the soundtrack to his life… Elton John – Rocket Man No surprises here for anyone that knows me. Sometime back in 1973, I can remember lunchtime in the school canteen…the radio was playing and I heard this song. I was captivated and wanted to […]

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Shane Carroll turns away after scoring the 'insurance point' to put the Rockies four points clear at the match on Saturday. Photo by Dermot Crean

Sport: Weekend GAA Preview

May 8, 2014 at 10:31 am 0 comments

THIS weekend sees more club championship action for Austin Stacks and Churchill while attentions turn again to the league for Kerins O’Rahillys and John Mitchels. Dingle v Austin Stacks, Sunday 2.30pm Senior Club Championship This will be Stacks third week in a row playing the club championship as they were forced […]

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‘Bump To Baby’ Event In CH Chemists

‘Bump To Baby’ Event In CH Chemists

May 8, 2014 at 9:24 am 0 comments

EXPECTANT mothers-to-be flocked to a special ‘Bump to Baby’ event on Wednesday in CH Chemists, The Mall. The event is aimed at mothers, fathers and parents-to-be. Some of the experts on hand included a chiropractor, a midwife, a health nurse, an alternative practitioner and a nutritionist. “It’s a very good turn […]

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Banged up. The Duck directly in front of Sherry Fitzgerald's on Denny Street. Photo Gavin O'Connor.

Playing Ducks And Drakes On Denny Street

May 8, 2014 at 8:49 am 1 comment

ONLOOKERS were amused on Wednesday afternoon to find a feathered-friend taking in the sights on Tralee’s most historic street. What ensued was a game of ducks and drakes on Denny Street where the wandering waddler tried to avoid the friendly clutches of the KSPCA. At around 2.15pm, Wendy O’Connor, of Animal […]

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The Manager of the Bon Secours Hospital Tralee, Donna Roche, with Mayor of Tralee, Pat Hussey and Orla Quirke, Bon Secours Hospital Tralee Staff Nurse Orla Quirke who is this year’s winner of INMO Nurse Preceptor of the Year 2014 at the Civic Reception on Tuesday night. Photo by Dermot Crean

Civic Honour For Bon Secours

May 8, 2014 at 7:33 am 0 comments

THE Mayor of Tralee, Cllr Pat Hussey, has presented the Bon Secours Hospital Tralee with a Civic Award to recognise the recent success in being chosen as Ireland’s Private Hospital of the Year 2014. The Civic Award presentation, which was proposed by Cllr Terry O’Brien at the April meeting of […]

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Top Showjumping Expert For Kingdom County Fair

Top Showjumping Expert For Kingdom County Fair

May 7, 2014 at 11:26 am 0 comments

THE world famous showjumper and current High Performance Manager for the Irish Show Jumping team, Robert Splaine, will attend the 65th Kingdom County Fair this Sunday. He will meet riders and exhibitors and present rosettes at the event which begins at 10am at Ballybeggan Racecourse. Mr Splaine has represented Ireland on many winning […]

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Tralee Business Showcase At Fels Point Hotel

Tralee Business Showcase At Fels Point Hotel

May 7, 2014 at 10:45 am 0 comments

THE business community in the Tralee and wider area are set to come together next week at the inaugural Tralee Chamber Alliance Business Expo in association with The Kerryman. The event between 4pm and 8pm on Tuesday, May 13 at Fels Point Hotel will showcase the excellence, broad range and […]

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Orlagh Winters: Pride In Kerry Designers

Orlagh Winters: Pride In Kerry Designers

May 7, 2014 at 10:04 am 2 comments

OK, so I know that I am a blow-in living in Kerry but I am very proud of the designers and miliners here in The Kingdom. It really is no wonder that these designs constantly adorn the social pages and win numerous best dressed events at racecourses throughout the country. […]

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Probus Gets To The Art Of The Matter

Probus Gets To The Art Of The Matter

May 7, 2014 at 9:15 am 1 comment

A LARGE crowd gathered in Tralee Library on Tuesday evening for the official opening of the Probus art exhibition. “Every year we do an art exhibition of our works from the Kerry Probus groups and this is our sixth exhibition,” said co-ordinator of the exhibition, Phil Hussey. “We have both men […]

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London Rose

Donegal Teacher Is London Rose

May 6, 2014 at 1:54 pm 0 comments

AN award winning teacher has been named as the 2014 London Rose. Saoirse Faughnan from Letterkenny, Donegal and a secondary school teacher for Burnt Mill Academy in Essex, has been previously awarded as an Outstanding Teacher in her school and is also nominated for a Teachers Award. The 24-year-old was […]

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Mary O’Donnell: Some Hair-Raising Facts!

Mary O’Donnell: Some Hair-Raising Facts!

May 6, 2014 at 12:50 pm 0 comments

I RECENTLY attended the Viviscal Hair Confessions launch in Dublin. Viviscal is an Irish success story as it is the World’s best selling hair supplement and has been proven by seven separate clinical trials. This award winning company’s product is sold in over 25 countries. I met the lovely Maia […]

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Film Review: ‘Bad Neighbours’

Film Review: ‘Bad Neighbours’

May 6, 2014 at 8:28 am 0 comments

By John Lyons IT’S that time of the year again – the new Seth Rogen comedy has come to town. This time he stars in a film about a bunch of young, irresponsible lads who do some raunchy things and learn a couple of hard truths about life. They may […]

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Hardy Souls Brave The Elements For Rotary Club 10K Run

Hardy Souls Brave The Elements For Rotary Club 10K Run

May 5, 2014 at 2:25 pm 0 comments

AN ESTIMATED 150 participants took part in the Rotary Club’s ‘Run Kingdom Run’ event, despite the awful weather conditions which were wet from start to finish. The 10K run was won by Dublin’s Gary Condon who came in at the finish line at the Brandon Hotel in a time of […]

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Ballybunion

VIDEO: This Is Great. Pharrell’s ‘Happy’ Gets The Ballybunion Treatment

May 5, 2014 at 2:01 pm 0 comments

A VIDEO of Ballybunion people dancing to the Pharrell Williams hit ‘Happy’ is getting a lot of attention since it was uploaded to Youtube yesterday. The town is the latest to make a video version of the hit song and the makers didn’t lose the opportunity to highlight the incredible beauty […]

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Jack Savage, will play an extremely important part in this year's league. Photo by Dermot Crean

Sport: Strand Road Side Beaten In Killarney

May 4, 2014 at 11:54 am 0 comments

Kerins O’Rahilly’s 0-9 Legion 3-9 By Dan Walsh (from Kerins O’Rahilly’s club notes) PLAYED in ideal conditions at the Deerpark pitch, Killarney Legion proved too strong for Kerins O’Rahilly’s, who were without a host of players for this club championship tie. Legion were first on the scoreboard with an early […]

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Little Liam Dies From Battens Disease

Little Liam Dies From Battens Disease

May 4, 2014 at 11:25 am 0 comments

YOUNG Liam Heffernan, who had been battling Batten’s Disease, has died. He was just five years old. His father Tony tweeted the news earlier yesterday morning. “#LittleLiamo has grown angelwings and joined sister Saoirse in heaven #RIP son #SuperHero No More #BattenDisease” Liam, from Castlemaine, suffered from the rare Battens […]

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Was it over the line? Austin Stacks Mikey Collins bears down on the Milltown/Castlemaine goalkeeper for what proved to be a decisive goal in the match on Saturday night. Photo by Dermot Crean

Sport: Tough Battle Sees Stacks Go Through

May 4, 2014 at 11:01 am 0 comments

Austin Stacks 1-11 Milltown/Castlemaine 0-10 Report by Martin Collins (from Austin Stacks notes) THIS replay of round 1 of the Club Championship played in ideal conditions in Milltown on Saturday evening was as intense and as tight as the drawn game six days previously. With both defences excelling early on, the […]

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Communion Day For Listellick Pupils

Communion Day For Listellick Pupils

May 3, 2014 at 1:42 pm 0 comments

IT was a special day at Our Lady and St Brendan’s Church on Saturday when 25 children made their First Communion. Parents and family members were on hand to witness the milestone event in the lives of the Listellick NS pupils. The weather smiled on the occasion as families gathered […]

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Catriona Buckley and Helen O'Carroll at the beauty tricks and fashion tips event at CH Chemists on Friday night. Photo by Dermot Crean

Getting Ready For Summer In CH

May 3, 2014 at 8:40 am 0 comments

ABOUT 100 ladies were treated to an evening of beauty tricks and fashion tips in CH Chemists on Friday night. “We’re just giving a little advice on beauty and fashion for the season ahead,” said Sandra Rusk of Weardrobe boutique. Both Sandra and Helen Lawlor Parker, who recently won the […]

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Review: Ups And Downs On A Fine Pixies Return

Review: Ups And Downs On A Fine Pixies Return

May 3, 2014 at 8:13 am 2 comments

ARTIST: Pixies ALBUM: Indie Cindy By Zach Buggy THE comeback of Pixies has received quite a mixed response to say the least. It was over ten years ago that Black Francis and co. began touring again, and for all the naysayers and negative nellys that called it a ‘cash-grab’, the […]

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Fintan Ryan Manager of Tralee Credit Union presenting member Kathleen Twomey from Kilflynn, the keys to her new Citroen C4.  Also in the photo,  Daughters Helen and Dorothy and Jimmy O’Sullivan from Billy Naughton Ltd.

Euromillions/New Car Double For Kathleen

May 2, 2014 at 3:05 pm 0 comments

TRALEE Credit Union member, Kathleen Twomey, won’t forget last Friday (April 25) in a hurry. Not only did she win €100 in the Euromillions that night, but she also was informed she was the owner of a brand new Citroen C4.    The win came thanks to the Tralee Credit […]

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Video Of Men At Reopening Of Kerry Pub Goes Viral

Video Of Men At Reopening Of Kerry Pub Goes Viral

May 2, 2014 at 8:53 am 0 comments

A VIDEO of three men supping pints and cracking jokes at the reopening of the ‘highest pub in Ireland’ in Coom on the Kerry Cork border has gone viral. The pub was destroyed in a fire two years ago which left locals in the area without a place to meet up […]

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Seven Tralee Culinary ‘Institutions’

Seven Tralee Culinary ‘Institutions’

May 2, 2014 at 8:37 am 7 comments

If you were asked what foods you’d associate with Tralee (past or present) what would you pick?  Dermot Crean makes his choices 1. Barry’s Pan Loaf – Aah, the smell of the fresh bread. Aah, the combination of the hard crust and the fluffy dough. Aah, the way you’d actually eat the […]

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‘Pensioner’ Kingdom County Fair Never Gets Old

‘Pensioner’ Kingdom County Fair Never Gets Old

May 1, 2014 at 3:27 pm 0 comments

THE Kingdom County Fair turns the pension age this year as huge crowds are expected to flood into Ballybeggan Race Course on Sunday, May 11. The 65th Fair, which is the second biggest in Munster, will have bundles of things on offer for what is seen as a great family […]

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Tralee Central Hotel

€1m Price Tag On Tralee Hotel

May 1, 2014 at 9:16 am 0 comments

THE Tralee Central Hotel in Maine Street has come on the market with a guide price of €1m. The hotel, formerly known as the Abbey Gate, was run by the Carlton Hotel group from 2013 and rebranded as the Tralee Central Hotel. It closed its doors in January of this […]

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Nine Ways You Know You Grew Up In Tralee In The 90s

Nine Ways You Know You Grew Up In Tralee In The 90s

April 30, 2014 at 1:52 pm 6 comments

IF you were born in Tralee in the mid to late 80’s then the chances are you’ll remember some of these, says Gavin O’Connor 1. You believe Quinnsworth’s carpark was and always will be, the spiritual home of the ‘Bazaar’. 2. You got Coke and Taytos after GAA juvenile training. Altogether now, […]

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Late, Late Date For Singles Event?

Late, Late Date For Singles Event?

April 30, 2014 at 1:10 pm 0 comments

IF you’re single and have been told to take a hike by the opposite sex, then you probably should do that on Saturday, May 10. Sarah Benner and Rachel Boyle from Tralee are organising a novel way for young men and women to meet each other and there’s been a […]

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Helen’s Made-Up About Winning Top Award

Helen’s Made-Up About Winning Top Award

April 30, 2014 at 11:40 am 0 comments

CH Chemists were in the awards again when one of their cosmetics’ staff won a national award recently. Helen Lawlor Parker from Fenit beat off hundreds of nominees to win the prestigious Lancome Consultant of the Year award and collected her prize in Limerick recently. Helen has worked at CH for […]

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