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All ready suitably drench, the Kerry team line up before the start of the Allianz National League round 3 match against Dublin in Fitzgerald Stadium. Photo by Dermot Crean.

Galvin And Cooper Will Travel For Tyrone Clash

April 2, 2015 at 10:20 pm Comments are Disabled

  THERE’s a welcome return to the Kerry panel for Colm Cooper from injury and Paul Galvin from retirement as they have been picked to travel to face Tyrone in Omagh this Sunday. There are three changes to the side who lost to Monaghan. Brendan Kealy returns in goal in place […]

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Dunnes Stores Horan Centre workers on strike were, from left: Sharon O'Sullivan, Fiona Barrett, Trish Ryle, Michelle O'Sullivan, Bernie Hawkins, Joanna O'Connor, Janet Jones, Helen Stack, Seamus Deady and John McCaffery. Photo by Gavin O'Connor.

Dunnes Stores Workers On The Picket Line At Tralee Branches

April 2, 2015 at 3:51 pm Comments are Disabled

WORKERS at Tralee’s two Dunnes Stores branches were out on strike as part of an industrial dispute with over 6,000 other employees nationwide taking part. The industrial action has come about because of a long held dispute between management and employees over contracts which have left many part-time workers without what they see as decent pay […]

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Graham Norton’s Writers’ Week Appearance Sells Out In 72 Minutes

Graham Norton’s Writers’ Week Appearance Sells Out In 72 Minutes

April 2, 2015 at 3:27 pm Comments are Disabled

  WERE you thinking of heading to see Graham Norton in Listowel next month? The hugely popular BBC TV host will be appearing at the Listowel Writers’ Week festival on Saturday night May 30, but unless you got your ticket this morning it looks like you’re out of luck. Tickets for […]

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Local Businessman Spearheads Scheme To Shop Local With Savings

Local Businessman Spearheads Scheme To Shop Local With Savings

April 2, 2015 at 2:53 pm Comments are Disabled

  BUSINESSES in Manor have got together to begin a new loyalty scheme which the founder hopes will help local shops compete against the large multiples and chain stores. Sullycard is a new loyalty/discount program founded in Tralee by Seamus O’Sullivan who has run a butchering business in the town for the past […]

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Old Abbey Gate Hotel To Open Next Week Under A New Name

Old Abbey Gate Hotel To Open Next Week Under A New Name

April 2, 2015 at 1:35 pm Comments are Disabled

THE old Abbey Gate Hotel is to reopen next week with a new name and a significant refurbishment. The hotel, which was bought by Boyle Brothers earlier this year, will be called The Ashe Hotel and it is hoped the business will be opened by Thursday. The hotel will have 71 bedrooms […]

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Puppet Shows, Fun Run And Much More At Tír Na nÓg Festival

Puppet Shows, Fun Run And Much More At Tír Na nÓg Festival

April 2, 2015 at 12:51 pm Comments are Disabled

IT’S set to be a great weekend of entertainment for the little ones as the ‘Tír na nÓg Children’s Festival’ kicks off off here in town. A whole host of events running throughout the weekend to keep the children engaged. ‘Arts & Crafts’ days will be held in the Kerry County Museum from now […]

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‘Antichrist’ Is Coming To Siamsa Tíre On Good Friday

‘Antichrist’ Is Coming To Siamsa Tíre On Good Friday

April 2, 2015 at 12:23 pm Comments are Disabled

A NEW play which, judging by the themes explored, would appear be more suited to a Halloween release, will have its world premiere in town this Good Friday. The Tralee-based ‘Free Radical Youth Theatre’ will host the ‘Antichrist’ play at 8pm in Siamsa Tire. The group is Siamsa Tire’s official youth theatre and is […]

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Vincent Browne’s ‘People’s Debate’ Is Coming To Kerry

April 2, 2015 at 10:37 am Comments are Disabled

THE Kerry electorate will get an opportunity to grill Kerry TDs as TV3 brings the ‘Vincent Browne People’s Debate’ to the Kerry in April. The, at times, hot and heavy debates have now  become essential viewing and the Gleneagle Hotel, Killarney will a hotbed of activity for the political event on Monday April 13. The programme offers a […]

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‘Team Bramble’ Look For Help To Spring Clean The Town

‘Team Bramble’ Look For Help To Spring Clean The Town

April 2, 2015 at 10:21 am Comments are Disabled

A LOCAL group is gathering up as many volunteers as possible as they look to get behind a national campaign to clean up areas all around the country. ‘Team Bramble’  is working in co-operation with Tralee Chamber Alliance as they get behind ‘An Taisce’s National Spring Clean’ (NSC) that is […]

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Windmill Sails Expected To Be Back Up Within A Week

Windmill Sails Expected To Be Back Up Within A Week

April 2, 2015 at 10:10 am Comments are Disabled

THE Windmill will have its sail back within the week. Work on putting the sails back on the Blennerville landmark began on Wednesday and – weather permitting – the work is expected to take four days. Last October, the sails were taken down due to being in need of urgent because […]

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Anthony’s In With A Chance Of Vegas Trip With Toastmaster Club

Anthony’s In With A Chance Of Vegas Trip With Toastmaster Club

April 2, 2015 at 9:45 am Comments are Disabled

THEY say that in the art of debating or public speaking that you should never raise your voice, only improve your argument. This is exactly what one local man did as he triumphed in the later rounds of a speaking competition. Now he’s in with a chance to go to […]

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Bar’s Application To Open At Midnight On Good Friday Turned Down

Bar’s Application To Open At Midnight On Good Friday Turned Down

April 1, 2015 at 5:02 pm Comments are Disabled

  A LOCAL bar which had planned to open at midnight on Good Friday has had its application turned down. The Blasket Bar made an application to Tralee District Court on Wednesday to open at midnight on Good Friday until 2am on Easter Saturday. The Gardaí objected and Judge James O’Connor […]

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First Kerry C’ship Live TV Game Will Be Munster Final…Barring A Shock!

First Kerry C’ship Live TV Game Will Be Munster Final…Barring A Shock!

April 1, 2015 at 2:28 pm Comments are Disabled

  ARMCHAIR followers of Kerry football will have to wait until the Munster Final on July 5 to see the first championship live game on TV this year…once they win their semi-final of course! For the second year running, Sky will not be showing any Munster football championship matches. In fact, the only […]

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Burger King Tralee Issues Statement Regarding Comment On Facebook

Burger King Tralee Issues Statement Regarding Comment On Facebook

April 1, 2015 at 12:29 pm 1 comment

BURGER King Tralee have released a statement regarding the controversy around comments posted by a Facebook page called ‘Burger King Tralee’ yesterday. An exchange between a customer and this ‘Burger King Tralee’ Facebook account, has taken the internet by storm and has been reported on a number of news websites. The story goes that a customer […]

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PHOTOS: Four Major Trophies On Show At Stacks’ ‘Silverware Sunday’

PHOTOS: Four Major Trophies On Show At Stacks’ ‘Silverware Sunday’

April 1, 2015 at 12:05 pm Comments are Disabled

AN impressive haul of trophies were on show at Austin Stacks juvenile training in Caherslee and at the clubhouse in Connolly Park on Sunday last. All-Ireland inter-county trophies, the Sam Maguire and Tommy Markham Cups were passed around to delighted young footballers along with the Bishop Moynihan Cup and Muster […]

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Where the new Peacocks store is expected to be located in Abbey Court.

UK Clothing Chain To Create Up To 15 Jobs In Tralee

April 1, 2015 at 11:46 am Comments are Disabled

A CLOTHING chain from the UK are set to open in the town centre bringing with it the creation of 10 to 15 full and part time jobs. Peacocks cater for woman’s and children’s fashions and currently have four outlets in Ireland. It is understood Peacocks will move into the premises […]

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Zoe’s World: Bullying Yik Yak App Is Just Yuck!

Zoe’s World: Bullying Yik Yak App Is Just Yuck!

April 1, 2015 at 11:13 am Comments are Disabled

Zoë O’Connor on an app which has become bullying central in Tralee… A NEW phenomenon has swept over the youth of Tralee, and definitely not in a good way. There really is an app for everything and honestly at this point they should just make a bullying genre. Yik Yak is […]

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Over €2.5m Worth Of Residential Property Sold Around Tralee In February

Over €2.5m Worth Of Residential Property Sold Around Tralee In February

April 1, 2015 at 10:23 am Comments are Disabled

TWENTY-TWO residential properties in the Tralee fetched  €2,566,442.71 in February while total Kerry sales exceeded €11m according to the Residential Property Price Register (RPPR) figures for the month. The Tralee figure is an increase on the 17 residential properties that were sold for over €1.9m in January, but a decrease […]

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Government To Invest €62m With Kerry County Council To Reduce Housing List

Government To Invest €62m With Kerry County Council To Reduce Housing List

April 1, 2015 at 10:16 am 1 comment

THE Government have announced they are to invest €62m with Kerry County Council in a bid to reduce the housing list in the county by 26%. It is planned that 1058 social housing units will be delivered by the local authority by the end of 2017. Overall, a total of €62,028,669 is […]

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Greyhound Stadium To See Boost In Numbers With Good Friday Drinks

Greyhound Stadium To See Boost In Numbers With Good Friday Drinks

March 31, 2015 at 4:12 pm Comments are Disabled

HUNDREDS are expected to head to the Kingdom Greyhound Stadium this Friday to avail of the sale of licensed alcohol…and the dog racing of course! A loophole in the drinking laws means that greyhound tracks around the country can serve alcohol on Good Friday – one of only two designated ‘dry days’ annually. Kingdom […]

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The commemorative stone being unveiled in the new Sean Crispie Park. Photo by Gavin O'Connor.

Former Public Servant Gets Fitting Tribute With Park Named In His Honour

March 31, 2015 at 12:49 pm Comments are Disabled

A FORMER town clerk received a fitting tribute with a new park named in his honour on the Castlemaine Road. The late Sean Crispie, former town clerk of Tralee from 1972 to 1994, sadly passed away this time last year – this Thursday being the first anniversary of his death. Unveiling the commemorative stone […]

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Kerins O'Rahilly's, Cormac Coffey aims a shot against, St Micheals/Foilmore. Photo by Gavin O'Connor.

PHOTOS: County League Round-Up – Stacks Falter While O’Rahilly’s Put Up A Big Score

March 31, 2015 at 11:59 am Comments are Disabled

  IT was a mixed bag for Tralee area sides in the county league, with the big winners being Kerins O’Rahilly’s and John Mitchels who are riding high in their divisions. Below are brief reports and scroll to the bottom to check out photos from yesterday’s action… Division 1 Kerins O’Rahilly’s […]

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PHOTOS: Drama Group Prepares For Good Friday Pageant

PHOTOS: Drama Group Prepares For Good Friday Pageant

March 31, 2015 at 11:09 am Comments are Disabled

A TRALEE based drama group is putting the final touches to an Easter pageant which will take place on Good Friday. The ‘Tralee Parish Liturgy Drama Group’ has been preparing for several weeks now for their ‘Good Friday Pageant’ which will be taking place at St John’s  the Baptist Church, in Castle Street at […]

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Darragh Ó Sé Appointed Selector For Ireland International Rules Side

Darragh Ó Sé Appointed Selector For Ireland International Rules Side

March 31, 2015 at 10:43 am Comments are Disabled

DARRAGH Ó SÉ has been appointed as one of four selectors for the Ireland International Rules team that will play Australia at home in Croke Park this November. Ó Sé only stepped down from a three year stint with the Kerry U21s two weeks ago. Joe Kernan, former Armagh All-Ireland winning manager, has […]

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Austin Stack Park Work To Cost Up To €800,000

Austin Stack Park Work To Cost Up To €800,000

March 31, 2015 at 10:32 am Comments are Disabled

WORK on Austin Stack Park, which will commence at the end of May, is set to cost between €750,000 to €800,000, according to the Chairman of the Kerry County Board. The development work was approved at a meeting of the county committee last night in Tralee. Speaking to Jerry O’Sullivan […]

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Gardaí Investigate Child Sexual Abuse Allegations In North Kerry

Gardaí Investigate Child Sexual Abuse Allegations In North Kerry

March 31, 2015 at 9:28 am Comments are Disabled

GARDAÍ in north Kerry are investigating two separate allegations of child sexual abuse. It’s believed that in both cases the alleged incidents occurred in recent times and are not historical. The two cases are alleged to have taken place in north Kerry and in one case, the claims have been made against the […]

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Austin Stack Park To Shut From May Until Spring 2016

Austin Stack Park To Shut From May Until Spring 2016

March 30, 2015 at 11:31 pm Comments are Disabled

IT’S emerged this evening that Austin Stack Park will close at the end of May for upgrading work. A new sand-based pitch will be laid and there will be new floodlighting and other work. The news was revealed at the County Committee meeting tonight at Austin Stack Park. It is expected the work […]

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New Tralee Nightclub Aims For May Opening

New Tralee Nightclub Aims For May Opening

March 30, 2015 at 4:46 pm 3 comments

THE new nightclub in the old Fabric building on Godfrey Place is set for a May opening, according to one of the men behind the business. James Flaherty from Lixnaw said while the May Bank Holiday weekend would be an ideal time to open, it’s more likely that it will be sometime later that […]

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Sean Taaffe Group Wins National Salon Of The Year Award

Sean Taaffe Group Wins National Salon Of The Year Award

March 30, 2015 at 3:23 pm Comments are Disabled

  THE Sean Taaffe Group won the top award, the National Salon of the Year, at the prestigious Schwarzkopf Irish Hairdressing Business Awards in the RDS, Dublin, yesterday. Sean Taaffe and Kara O’Shea (General Manager) accepted the award from the host for the event, TV personality, Lorraine Keane. The National […]

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Former IT Tralee Student Wins Best Irish Film Award At Dublin Film Festival

Former IT Tralee Student Wins Best Irish Film Award At Dublin Film Festival

March 30, 2015 at 2:44 pm Comments are Disabled

  A FORMER IT Tralee student scooped the Best Irish Film award at the Jameson Dublin International Film Festival. Glassland, a film directed and written by Gerard Barrett from Knockanure, near Listowel has already won numerous awards and acclaim. It was filmed in Dublin, and stars Jack Reynor, Will Poulter and Toni […]

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