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At the Mercy Mounthawk Parents Council Table Quiz, were from left: John Ferguson, Kitty O'Connell, Maureen Harris, Anne Ferguson. Photo by Gavin O'Connor.

PHOTOS: Great Turnout For Mercy Mounthawk Parents Council Table Quiz

February 7, 2015 at 10:25 am Comments are Disabled

THE Mercy Mounthawk Parents Council hosted a table quiz on Thursday night in the Brogue Inn as a fundraiser for many initiatives. The main fundraiser at the moment is the building extension which broke ground in December and approximately €250,000 needs to be raised for the work. “Considering how tough […]

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Kerry To Faro Service Reduced To Summer Months

Kerry To Faro Service Reduced To Summer Months

February 6, 2015 at 4:37 pm Comments are Disabled

  THERE was bad news for spring and autumn sun worshippers as Ryanair have announced a reduction in their service from Kerry to Faro in Portugal. Normally operating from April to October, the twice weekly service has now been reduced to just the three peak summer months of June to August. […]

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The scene outside the Brogue Inn before Joan Burton's arrival. Photo by Gavin O'Connor.

‘Pink Ladies’ Get Their Anti-Water Charges Message Across To Tánaiste

February 6, 2015 at 3:34 pm Comments are Disabled

A LARGE group of women dressed in pink protested the arrival of Tánaiste, Joan Burton, at a Labour party meeting in The Brogue Inn as part of the Right2Water movement. The ‘Pink Ladies’ were protesting about the water charges in peaceful and silent manner where there was a Garda presence. “The idea is […]

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Kerry Comes To Global Attention With National Geographic Cover

Kerry Comes To Global Attention With National Geographic Cover

February 6, 2015 at 3:21 pm 1 comment

  KERRY has once again come to global attention after featuring in an 11-page spread in the  February/March 2015 issue of the of ‘National Geographic Traveler’. As one of the most recognizable magazines worldwide, it is another big win for Kerry tourism to have ‘Ross Castle’ in Killarney featured as the cover […]

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VIDEO: Bryan Sheehan Recreates Famous Kick In New AIB Video

VIDEO: Bryan Sheehan Recreates Famous Kick In New AIB Video

February 6, 2015 at 3:05 pm Comments are Disabled

  KERRY footballer, Bryan Sheehan, has recreated the famous free kick he took for South Kerry in the 2010 county semi-final which sailed over the bar from 67 yards. The new AIB video shows Sheehan scoring from the mammoth distance and poses the question is it “The longest ever in […]

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Chamber Tells Tánaiste Grants To Tackle Derelict Sites Can Create Hundreds Of Jobs In Town

Chamber Tells Tánaiste Grants To Tackle Derelict Sites Can Create Hundreds Of Jobs In Town

February 6, 2015 at 11:30 am Comments are Disabled

TÁNAISTE Joan Burton has been told that hundreds of jobs would be created in Tralee if the Government introduced a grant scheme to regenerate former industrial areas in the town. At a meeting with the Board of Tralee Chamber Alliance yesterday, Joan Burton heard that one company had planned to […]

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Tralee Native Hopes To Become ‘Mum In A Million’ With TV3 Competition

Tralee Native Hopes To Become ‘Mum In A Million’ With TV3 Competition

February 6, 2015 at 11:12 am 5 comments

A TRALEE native has been chosen as one of the finalists in TV3’s ‘Mum In A Million’ competition, with a prize of a trip to Italy up for grabs. Helen Hempenstall (nee Walsh) is originally from Derrylea, Oakpark here in town, but is now based in Newcastle, Co. Wicklow. Having been […]

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Jeep Repeatedly Crashes Into Car In Hit And Run Incident At Boherbee

Jeep Repeatedly Crashes Into Car In Hit And Run Incident At Boherbee

February 6, 2015 at 10:41 am 1 comment

A HIT and run incident occurred in Boherbee last night, where a car, occupied by two people, was repeatedly crashed into by a jeep. No-one was injured in the incident. At around 9pm on Thursday night, a car, with a male in the passenger seat and a female in the driver’s side, […]

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Presentation Secondary School Celebrates ‘Love Literature Week’

Presentation Secondary School Celebrates ‘Love Literature Week’

February 6, 2015 at 10:15 am Comments are Disabled

  THE annual ‘Love Literature’ week began in Presentation Secondary Tralee on Monday  and it’s proved to be an exciting week for all those involved. The event, which is hosted by the schools transition year students with the help of their teachers Ms. Joanna O’ Flynn and Ms. Norma Foley, is always […]

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Three Things To Do Around Town This Weekend

Three Things To Do Around Town This Weekend

February 6, 2015 at 10:04 am Comments are Disabled

Charity nights,  business expositions and a one-man play? It must the weekend and it must be Tralee. Here’s what’s on for you… FRIDAY 1. What Lies Underneath… If you’re not completely beat from the week come Friday evening, you should definitely head down to Síamsa Tíre! ‘Underneath’ is one play […]

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O’Halloran’s Rugby: Hard To See Ireland Beaten…But You Never Know!

O’Halloran’s Rugby: Hard To See Ireland Beaten…But You Never Know!

February 6, 2015 at 10:03 am Comments are Disabled

Our rugby writer, Mike O’Halloran, looks forward to Ireland’s Italian job tomorrow and says the home side will be no pushovers… IRELAND head to the Eternal City for their opening game in this years RBS Six Nations. The fan-friendly (if not transport-friendly) Stadio Olimpico will play host to this battle […]

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Tommy Walsh during the Allianz League game between Kerry and Mayo at Killarney on Sunday. Photo by Dermot Crean

Tommy Walsh Starts In Midfield For Kerry This Sunday

February 5, 2015 at 9:55 pm Comments are Disabled

  TOMMY WALSH has been selected in midfield for Kerry’s Allianz National League match against Derry this Sunday. This will be Walsh’s first start for Kerry since the All-Ireland final in 2009. Kieran O’Leary has been dropped from the starting 15, while Bryan Sheehan makes the switch into centre forward to make […]

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Fenit Native Aims To Impress Judges On ‘The Voice Of Ireland’

Fenit Native Aims To Impress Judges On ‘The Voice Of Ireland’

February 5, 2015 at 3:35 pm Comments are Disabled

A FENIT native will try to impress judges this weekend on the hit TV talent show ‘The Voice Of Ireland’. Eighteen-year-old Shauna Nolan, a Leaving Certificate student now in Carrigaline Community School in Cork, will be participating in the blind auditions of the show at 6.30pm this Sunday night. Shauna, who attended St […]

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Local Pubs Approve Of Minimum Pricing Proposal But Jury’s Out For Off-Licence Owner

Local Pubs Approve Of Minimum Pricing Proposal But Jury’s Out For Off-Licence Owner

February 5, 2015 at 3:00 pm 1 comment

THERE was a positive reaction from publicans in Tralee to plans by the Government to introduce a set minimum price per gram of alcohol. The Department of Health is examining the idea of introducing a minimum price of between 9c and 11c per gram of alcohol. That means the minimum cost of an unit […]

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Familiar Face At Tralee Food Events Creates 20 New Jobs In Kerry

Familiar Face At Tralee Food Events Creates 20 New Jobs In Kerry

February 5, 2015 at 1:14 pm 2 comments

JOHN PAUL O’CONNOR is a well known face at Tralee Farmers Market and Taste of Kerry events selling his award winning ‘Sásta Sausages’. Due to the success of the brand John Paul, from Cromane, has expended his business by opening a new factory in Firies with the creation 20 new jobs. […]

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Tralee Woman Shortlisted For RTE’s ‘Poem For Ireland’ Campaign

Tralee Woman Shortlisted For RTE’s ‘Poem For Ireland’ Campaign

February 5, 2015 at 12:36 pm Comments are Disabled

A TRALEE-BORN writer has had her poem selected for shortlist in the ‘Poem For Ireland’ campaign. The campaign which is being run by RTÉ, is aimed at celebrating Irish poetry and in particular, the vast wealth of talent we have had in this area over the last 100 years. When the […]

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Kate’s Tips To Get Your House In Order For Spring

Kate’s Tips To Get Your House In Order For Spring

February 5, 2015 at 12:13 pm 1 comment

Spring is here (technically) and Kate Brosnan of Total Cleaning Supplies at Clash Industrial Estate, has tips to spruce up your home for the season… Cleaning. Ah yes, that lovely word that evokes such pleasant thoughts in our minds!  Try a few of these little tips to make it a little […]

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Curtain Comes Up On Tralee Theatre Group’s Play

Curtain Comes Up On Tralee Theatre Group’s Play

February 5, 2015 at 11:41 am 1 comment

IT’S nearly showtime for members of the Zyber Theatre as they begin a three night run of their new play tonight. The Tralee-based group presents ‘CrissCross’, a new play by John Fraher at the Ivy Leaf  Theatre, Castleisland on Thursday, Friday and Saturday, 5th, 6th and 7th of February at 8pm. […]

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‘John Delaney’ To Close Soon As Marian Looks Forward To Retirement

‘John Delaney’ To Close Soon As Marian Looks Forward To Retirement

February 5, 2015 at 11:31 am Comments are Disabled

THE John Delaney drapery store on Ashe Street is to close its doors for the last time in the next few months. The store which has been open for 37 years is closing due to the retirement of its proprietor, Marian Delaney. Marian has been running the shop, since her […]

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Gardaí Seize €480k Of Cannabis In Abbeyfeale And Newcastle West Area

Gardaí Seize €480k Of Cannabis In Abbeyfeale And Newcastle West Area

February 4, 2015 at 9:51 pm Comments are Disabled

  CANNABIS with an estimated street value of €480,000 was seized by Gardaí in the Newcastle West and Abbeyfeale areas today. As part of an ongoing operation into the illegal sale and supply of controlled drugs in the Newcastle West area, Gardaí from Newcastle West Garda Station, with the assistance of […]

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Local Musician Slams Music Festival Organisers After Accusations Of ‘Pay To Play’

Local Musician Slams Music Festival Organisers After Accusations Of ‘Pay To Play’

February 4, 2015 at 4:42 pm Comments are Disabled

  A MUSIC festival set to take place in Killarney this summer has cancelled one of their stages due to “negative publicity” after being accused of adopting a “pay for play” approach to attracting emerging talent. The Killarney Festival of Music and Food received a backlash from musicians – including […]

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It’s Going To Be Cold Out There Tonight…

It’s Going To Be Cold Out There Tonight…

February 4, 2015 at 4:15 pm Comments are Disabled

  MET Eireann have issued a status Orange weather alert for Munster and Leinster with temperatures set to plummet to -2 to -6 degrees celsius. The weather warning is in effect from tonight at 8pm to Thursday morning at 10am. Kerry County Council are advising caution on the roads tonight and in […]

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Archive Ice Cross Photo Goes Viral Thanks To Kerry-Based Facebook Group

Archive Ice Cross Photo Goes Viral Thanks To Kerry-Based Facebook Group

February 4, 2015 at 2:46 pm 2 comments

A PHOTO taken in Kerry during the ‘Big Freeze’ of winter 2010 has gone viral after a Kerry Facebook group posted it on Monday morning. The image of the ice-laden cross taken on the top of Mount Brandon on January 1, 2010 by Máire Criomhthain, has been viewed 167,000 times (as of early […]

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Jack Savage, eyes up the goal against Kerry in the McGrath Cup. Photo by Dermot Crean.

Jack Savage Gets All IT Tralee Scores In Sigerson Cup Match But They Crash Out

February 4, 2015 at 10:21 am Comments are Disabled

  JACK SAVAGE continued an impressive start to 2015 when he scored all of IT Tralee’s points in a 0-7 0-10 defeat to Carlow IT in the Sigerson Cup yesterday. The Kerins O’Rahilly’s man fired over three points from play and four frees in a match IT Tralee will be […]

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Over €3.1m Worth Of Residential Property Sold Around Tralee In December

Over €3.1m Worth Of Residential Property Sold Around Tralee In December

February 4, 2015 at 10:08 am Comments are Disabled

TWENTY-TWO residential properties in the Tralee area fetched  €3,181,000 in December while total Kerry sales exceeded €20m according to the Residential Property Price Register (RPPR) figures. The Tralee figure is an increase on the 14 residential properties sold for over €1.6m in November and beats October, when 18 properties worth nearly […]

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At 'Grandparents Day' in Gaelscoil Mhic Easmainn were, from left: Una and Pascal Buckley, Bernie O'Sullivan and Brian Hand. Photo by Gavin O'Connor.

PHOTOS: All Smiles At Grandparents Day In Gaelscoil Mhic Easmainn

February 4, 2015 at 10:08 am Comments are Disabled

GAELSCOIL Mhic Easmainn opened its doors on Tuesday morning to welcome the ‘older’ generation as they celebrated ‘Grandparents Day’ in the school hall. The day is an initiative being run by the school in which grandparents are invited in for the morning. A religious ceremony, presided by Father Francis Nolan, is held in […]

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Zoe’s World: I’m So Bored With Transition Year

Zoe’s World: I’m So Bored With Transition Year

February 4, 2015 at 10:05 am Comments are Disabled

HERE come the “I told you sos”… As some of you may be aware, I am currently half way through transition year. I am asked almost daily “what year are you in?” and when I say transition year, everyone kind of nods and just knows that you don’t do a whole […]

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Visit Kerry Heritage Sites For Free On First Wednesday Of The Month

Visit Kerry Heritage Sites For Free On First Wednesday Of The Month

February 4, 2015 at 10:05 am Comments are Disabled

IF you’re at a loss for something to do on a Wednesday during the tourist season, then The Office of Public Works (OPW) could come to the rescue. It’s been announced that all OPW managed Heritage Sites will continue the policy of offering  free admission to individuals wishing to visit these sites […]

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Paul Dolan. Photo by Gavin O'Connor.

Tralee Link To Investigation Into 93-Year-Old Suspected Of Being Nazi SS Guard

February 3, 2015 at 6:06 pm Comments are Disabled

  THE SOLAS Digital Skills Training Centre in Monavalley played an important part in the making of a documentary, which has prompted German prosecutors to open an investigation into a 93 year old woman suspected of being a former Nazi SS Guard. The training centre supplied vital equipment and a trainee, […]

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Ben O'Brien, Louis Tobin and Daniel O'Sayanrhion of Derryquay NS at the Tralee Credit Union Kerry Schools Quiz in the Ballyroe Heights Hotel on Sunday.  Photo By : Domnick Walsh / Eye Focus LTD ©

PHOTOS: Schools Battle It Out At Tralee Credit Union Table Quiz

February 3, 2015 at 3:01 pm Comments are Disabled

NEARLY 200 children from 27 primary schools in Tralee, Castleisland, Killorglin and the surrounding areas competed on Sunday in the Tralee Credit Union Noreen Lynch Annual Schools Quiz 2015 at the Ballyroe Heights Hotel. “We had great support again this year from all the schools who battled it out for the […]

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