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Out To Lunch: A Fine Feed At Stokers

Out To Lunch: A Fine Feed At Stokers

June 21, 2014 at 10:10 am Comments are Disabled

Stokers Lodge Upper Edward Street IN a former life I regularly lunched at Stoker’s Lodge. It was ideal for people whose workplace was located outside of the town centre and didn’t want to hassle of finding a parking space. There was always a good crowd there and the food was good. […]

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Kerry GAA Stars Get Baking For Charity

Kerry GAA Stars Get Baking For Charity

June 21, 2014 at 10:10 am Comments are Disabled

Click on ad for more A CHARITY bake sale took place in the Tralee branch of Ulster Bank on Friday as part of their ‘One Week in June’ nationwide fundraiser. The Tralee branch decided to do a bake sale where staff members including Kerry footballers Kieran Donaghy and Darran O’Sullivan provided the […]

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World Cup Tips: The Argies To Messi Iran

World Cup Tips: The Argies To Messi Iran

June 21, 2014 at 10:09 am Comments are Disabled

FIRST up today it’s Argentina v Iran, followed by Germany who take on Ghana, then rounding off another football-filled day its Nigeria v Bosnia Herzegovina. Argentina v Iran For those of us who sat through the Iran v Nigeria game, there palpable feeling that both sides must pay for their crimes […]

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Photos: Children Display Their Talent In Féile na mBláth Art Competition

Photos: Children Display Their Talent In Féile na mBláth Art Competition

June 20, 2014 at 6:50 pm Comments are Disabled

CHILDREN from all over town gathered in the Kerry Group Marquee on Friday morning for the presentation  of prizes in the Féile na mBláth art competition. Hundreds of schoolchildren took part and Chairman of the Féile na mBláth Committee, Johnnie Wall, ably assisted by committee members, Caroline Toal and Mary […]

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Mural Depicting Listellick School Down The Years Nears Completion

Mural Depicting Listellick School Down The Years Nears Completion

June 20, 2014 at 4:24 pm Comments are Disabled

LISTELLICK Primary School are about to celebrate their 150th anniversary and a mural depicting the schoolhouses throughout its history is expected to be completed next week. It’s one of a number of ways the school is celebrating the milestone, which includes releasing  a book which charts the history of the school from […]

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Trish Donovan with Ned, Tom and Billy, Killarney with the Red Cross Bear at the Teddy Bears Picnic at Féile na mBláth on Friday morning in the Town Park. Photo by Dermot Crean

VIDEO: Fanzini Thrills And Teddy Bears Picnic Entertains Kids At Féile

June 20, 2014 at 3:22 pm Comments are Disabled

THE Feile na mBláth festival got off to a fantastic start on Friday morning, where the focus was on children’s entertainment. Families and children from Montessori schools from all over town, gathered in the specially erected tent in the Town Park where a Teddy Bears Picnic kicked off the festival. […]

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World Cup Tips: No Sweat For Azzurri And The Swiss To Frustrate

World Cup Tips: No Sweat For Azzurri And The Swiss To Frustrate

June 20, 2014 at 9:38 am Comments are Disabled

Click on above ad for more ALMOST half way through the group stage and a few countries have already bit the dust. Today Italy will look to cement their position in Group D against Costa Rica, then it will be a derby (of sorts) between France and the Swiss, followed by […]

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VIDEO: What’s On This Weekend With Danielle

VIDEO: What’s On This Weekend With Danielle

June 20, 2014 at 9:38 am Comments are Disabled

Click on above ad for more THIS weekend sees a packed schedule of events for Féile na mBláth as Danielle Courtney found out when she spoke to County Tourism Officer, John Griffin. Danielle also speaks to the Recovery Haven’s, Siobhan McSweeney, about the ‘Celebration of Light’ fundraiser which takes place […]

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Dr Caitlin O’Connor: Looking Into Infertility Problems

Dr Caitlin O’Connor: Looking Into Infertility Problems

June 20, 2014 at 9:37 am Comments are Disabled

Dr Caitlin O’Connor of Tralee Medical Centre, St Brendan’s Park, looks at the subject of infertility problems… INFERTILITY is the failure of conception in a couple having regular, unprotected sex for one year provided that normal intercourse is occurring not less than twice weekly. About 10% of all couples have an […]

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Sport: Missing Men To Affect Mitchels’ C’ship Aspirations

Sport: Missing Men To Affect Mitchels’ C’ship Aspirations

June 19, 2014 at 10:50 pm Comments are Disabled

Click on above ad for more IT’S championship action this weekend when John Mitchels face Ardfert in the second round of the Intermediate grade this Saturday night in Ardfert (7pm). There has been a very worrying mass exodus of players from the county over the last couple of weeks and it’s the […]

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Sun To Shine On Féile na mBláth This Weekend

Sun To Shine On Féile na mBláth This Weekend

June 19, 2014 at 4:45 pm Comments are Disabled

WITH the glorious weather we’re having, it’s set up to be a fantastic weekend in town for Féile na mBláth which kicks off on Friday morning. Young, old – and those of us in between – are all catered for in the annual festival which runs until Sunday. And what an array of attractions it […]

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Bord Says No To Construction Of Large Estate At Caherwisheen

Bord Says No To Construction Of Large Estate At Caherwisheen

June 19, 2014 at 2:47 pm Comments are Disabled

PLANS for a large new estate at Caherwisheeen have been shot down by An Bord Pleanala. The planning body has refused permission for the major housing development proposed by O’Flynn Construction Company Limited to construct 98 residential units and a crèche at Caherwisheen and Skehanagh. The planning permission was previously refused by […]

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Rock Street’s Looking Good After Summer Clean

Rock Street’s Looking Good After Summer Clean

June 19, 2014 at 12:57 pm Comments are Disabled

BUSINESSES on Rock Street combined forces with Tralee Tidy Towns for a clean-up this morning, the first in the Tidy Towns new street by street initiative. “It has been a very good response, almost every business on the street has sent someone out this morning. We had about 35 people in total” […]

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Tralee Area Residential Properties Fetch Nearly €2m In May

Tralee Area Residential Properties Fetch Nearly €2m In May

June 19, 2014 at 12:11 pm Comments are Disabled

THERE were 14 residential properties sold in the Tralee area during the month of May, with a combined value of just under €2m. The houses sold ranged in price from €43,000 to €300,000 according to the Property Price Register. Five houses were sold for under €100,000. They were 64 Rahoonane […]

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Fr Sean Hanafin with Elma and Fionnbar Walsh and Tom Foley just before the start of the journey to take Donal Walsh's anti-suicide message, written on the scroll, to Rome. Photo by Dermot Crean

Video: The Journey Begins For Home To Rome Cyclists

June 19, 2014 at 10:01 am Comments are Disabled

Click on above ad for more AN epic journey began on Wednesday that will see cyclists bring Donal Walsh’s anti-suicide message all the way to the Rome on July 5. A large crowd gathered at St John’s Church to see Tom Foley, Tralee, Maurice Brosnan  from Scartaglin and Tony Galwey, […]

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World Cup Tips: Enlightened England To March On

World Cup Tips: Enlightened England To March On

June 19, 2014 at 9:33 am Comments are Disabled

WE’RE exactly a week into the World Cup and we’re in danger of taking this constant football lark for granted. We predict a serious comedown as soon as the group stage finishes. Today it’s Columbia v Ivory Coast, followed by those ‘brave lions’ England v Uruguay, then Japan v Greece. Columbia v […]

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Jay Fitz: Songs In The Key Of Life

Jay Fitz: Songs In The Key Of Life

June 19, 2014 at 9:32 am 1 comment

Click on above ad for more Jay Fitz is an electronic music DJ in Tralee, and plays with the Eclectoballs collective in town and further afield, here’s the music  that shaped his musical upbringing…  Prodigy – Everybody in the Place Since the age of 12 I have been into electronic music […]

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Orlagh Winters: Kerry Wins Big In The Style Stakes

Orlagh Winters: Kerry Wins Big In The Style Stakes

June 19, 2014 at 9:29 am Comments are Disabled

Click on above ad for more ON Saturday night in the INEC in Killarney there was an array of stunning dresses that would not be out of place in Cannes or Hollywood. The style was simply bewitching and magical. The reason for this fashionable ball was the annual AIMS (Amateur […]

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Lower Rock Street Clean-Up Planned For This Thursday Morning

Lower Rock Street Clean-Up Planned For This Thursday Morning

June 18, 2014 at 4:00 pm Comments are Disabled

TRALEE Tidy Towns committee have announced details of their new business clean street campaign. A different business street in the centre of Tralee will be targeted each Thursday morning starting this Thursday, June 19, when we will see businesses from Lower Rock Street, provide a staff member to come out between […]

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The five members of Tralee Stars Special Olympics team with their medals. Photo by Danielle Courtney

A Special Welcome Home For Our Olympians

June 18, 2014 at 1:28 pm Comments are Disabled

By Danielle Courtney TRALEE’S very own Special Olympics club, Tralee Together, returned from the Ireland Special Olympics Games 2014 on a high this Monday. For the first time ever the club had five athletes competing in the four day event, which took place in the University of Limerick. All five […]

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Enda Gee and Daniel Casey of Maguire's Butchers, Caherslee with some of the barbecue meats on Tuesday. Photo by Dermot Crean

Butchers’ Bonanza As Tralee Goes Barbecue Bonkers

June 18, 2014 at 1:21 pm Comments are Disabled

WHILE the fine weather might not be good for some businesses in the town centre, as everyone heads to the beach, butchers are doing a roaring trade. We visited some of them to ask how sales have gone since the heatwave started and for any barbecue tips. “It’s very busy […]

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On the beach at Banna were, from left front row: Darlene Lacey, Kate Callaghan, Fay Cox, Sophie Carey, Back Row: Timmy Ryle, Eddie Mooney and Oscar White. Photo by Gavin O'Connor.

Life’s A Beach, And Then You Fry: Scenes From Banna And Fenit Yesterday

June 18, 2014 at 12:18 pm Comments are Disabled

YESTERDAY saw the temperatures hit the mid-twenties for the first time this summer, so where else would you go but to hit the beach! We’re spoiled by the beaches we have in the Tralee area so we headed to Banna and Fenit to talk to people on what’s so special about […]

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With some of the collecting scrap were St Brendans Park players Ronan Ballard, Adam Sheehy, Martin Lukeo, Lorcan Ryan, Even Foley, James Charles. Photo by Gavin O'Connor.

Scrap Metal Collection To Help St Brendan’s Park Club

June 18, 2014 at 9:49 am Comments are Disabled

THE Park lads are always up for a battle on the soccer pitch, but now they’re hoping people will bring the scrap to them this Saturday. St Brendan’s Park FC  is asking everybody to bring all unwanted scrap metal, batteries, electrical goods and dispose of it for free at Christy Leahy […]

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Chris Murray: Business Tax Planning Strategies

Chris Murray: Business Tax Planning Strategies

June 18, 2014 at 9:32 am Comments are Disabled

WHERE the owners of a business are the shareholders there is considerable scope for deciding how profits should be taken out of a company. Firstly, this involves deciding whether to take profit as a salary and/or a dividend. There are sixteen factors one should consider when reviewing whether it is […]

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Recovery Haven All Set For Celebration Of Light

Recovery Haven All Set For Celebration Of Light

June 18, 2014 at 9:31 am Comments are Disabled

THERE’S just two days to go until thousands of people around the county take part in a special event in aid of Recovery Haven. The “Celebration of Light” event takes place this Friday at 8pm at 12 locations throughout Kerry. This has become a very important annual community event which gives an […]

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Mary O'Donnell

Mary O’Donnell: Stay In The Shades This Summer

June 18, 2014 at 9:29 am Comments are Disabled

Click on above ad for more IT is that time of year when sunglasses are needed for soaking up the sun on the beach. They protect our eyes , help prevent crows feet and look good also. When looking for the perfect one, here are some tips. Sunglasses should not […]

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World Cup Tips: Dutch Gold Again And Spain To Bounce Back

World Cup Tips: Dutch Gold Again And Spain To Bounce Back

June 18, 2014 at 9:29 am Comments are Disabled

Click on ad for more DID you follow our tips yesterday and catch Belgium winning 2-1 at 7/1? Oh well. Today sees a do or die game for Spain, Australia face the rampant Dutch and Croatia will hope to bounce back against a Cameroon side who failed to impress against Mexico. […]

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Tralee To Host County Championship Double Header

Tralee To Host County Championship Double Header

June 17, 2014 at 11:40 am Comments are Disabled

AUSTIN Stacks and St Brendan’s will take on opposition in a double header for the Round 3 games of the Super Valu Senior Football County Championship in Austin Stack Park on July 12. The evening matches will first see St Brendan’s take on Dingle at 6pm, then Stacks against Rathmore at […]

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Madeline O'Connor (centre), from Clogher, Ballymacelligott is presented with a cheque for €12,400 following her jackpot win in the Ballymac GAA Lotto by Tom Herlihy, Chairman Ballymac GAA Club. Also included in the picture are members of Madeline's family, winning ticket seller Brendan Mannix, and the Executive members of Ballymac GAA Club.

Madeline Scoops Over €12,000 In Ballymac Lotto

June 17, 2014 at 9:53 am Comments are Disabled

WELL it had to be won sometime and after a century of weeks it was Madeline O’Connor who scooped the Ballymacelligott Lotto worth €12,400. Madeline, from Clogher, who bought the ticket from Brendan Mannix at Ballydwyer Post Office, collected her cheque at O’Riada’s on Saturday night, the same venue where the […]

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Tralee Chamber Alliance AGM Hears Of ‘Very Positive Year’

Tralee Chamber Alliance AGM Hears Of ‘Very Positive Year’

June 17, 2014 at 9:25 am Comments are Disabled

Click on above ad for more THE coming year will see Tralee Chamber Alliance change its focus to put more emphasis on promoting the business community in the town with a view to attracting more jobs to Tralee. The second AGM of Tralee Chamber Alliance took place on Monday at […]

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