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Kerry Airport To Handle 12,000 Passengers Over Christmas Period As Ryanair Adds Flights

Kerry Airport To Handle 12,000 Passengers Over Christmas Period As Ryanair Adds Flights

December 19, 2014 at 12:28 pm Comments are Disabled

SIX extra flights have been added to the Ryanair schedule between Kerry and London Luton and London Stansted to accommodate the increased demand from passengers over the Christmas period. Kerry Airport expects to handle up to 12,000 passengers travelling through the airport from Saturday, December 20 to Sunday, January 4, […]

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PHOTOS: #Tralee On Social Media This Week

PHOTOS: #Tralee On Social Media This Week

December 19, 2014 at 11:37 am Comments are Disabled

EVERY week we at Traleetoday.ie pull together all of the best photos posted up on social media by people from the Tralee area and visitors. If you have been up with the lark over the past week you may have spotted a spectacular occurrence in the sky. Richard Dwyer, was […]

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Hazel Receives A Christmas Bonus She Didn’t Expect…A New Car!

Hazel Receives A Christmas Bonus She Didn’t Expect…A New Car!

December 19, 2014 at 11:03 am Comments are Disabled

THERE was huge surprise for Hazel Mooney on Tuesday when news came through that she would be a getting a Christmas bonus she wasn’t counting on. Hazel, from Manor West, was at her place of work in, Kelliher O’Shea Accountants, Castleisland, when she received a phone call telling her she had […]

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Make It A ‘Green’ Christmas With Big Beach Clean This Sunday

Make It A ‘Green’ Christmas With Big Beach Clean This Sunday

December 19, 2014 at 10:28 am Comments are Disabled

WANT to do a good deed before Christmas? Well Rachel Boyle of An Taisce is dreaming of a ‘Green’ Christmas and is hoping as many volunteers as possible turn up to give Banna Beach a clean this Sunday. Volunteers for the big beach clean-up will meet at 12 noon at the main car-park. […]

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Cast members of 'Seussial The Musical' from Bryan Carr School Of Performing Arts launching the musical which takes place in Siamsa Tire this weekend.

Six Things To Do In Town This Weekend

December 19, 2014 at 9:41 am Comments are Disabled

JUST six sleeps til Santa! To while away the time this weekend you can do one (or all) of the below… FRIDAY 1. Kids To Have An Abbey Christmas! It’s party time for kids in The Abbey Inn as they are hosting a Fancy Dress event in the bar from 4.30-6.30pm. It’s something Danny Leane puts […]

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Tralee Credit Union

Tralee And Killorglin Credit Unions Combine After Application To High Court By Central Bank

December 19, 2014 at 9:18 am Comments are Disabled

  TRALEE and Killorglin Credit Unions have combined after an application by the Central Bank of Ireland to the High Court yesterday. The high approved the transfer of Killorglin Credit Union (KCU) to Tralee Credit Union (TCU) which now makes TCU the largest community based credit union in Munster with total assets […]

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Flemby National School Provides Christmas Cheer In Ballyseedy

Flemby National School Provides Christmas Cheer In Ballyseedy

December 18, 2014 at 3:54 pm Comments are Disabled

WHILE people had their lunch in Ballyseedy Garden Centre n Thursday, they were also treated to some festive singing by the pupils of the small Flemby National School. “We do carol singing every second year and the Ballyseedy Garden Centre are always very good to us and invite us over,” said […]

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Hollywood Star In North Kerry To Trace His Roots For TV Show

Hollywood Star In North Kerry To Trace His Roots For TV Show

December 18, 2014 at 2:38 pm Comments are Disabled

FIRST Ant and Dec and now the star of hit comedy show ‘Will And Grace’. Kerry seems to be celebrity central these days. It emerged yesterday that famed ITV light entertainment duo will be attending the wedding of their friend, ex-Eastenders actor Sean Maguire, in Sneem over Christmas. Now we hear […]

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Mario To Impersonate Donaghy? What D’ya Think Of That Kieran?

Mario To Impersonate Donaghy? What D’ya Think Of That Kieran?

December 18, 2014 at 11:07 am Comments are Disabled

IT appears Mario Rosenstock must have some fixation with Kerry people judging by the latest promos for his upcoming RTE special. In the previews we see the well-known comic doing impressions of Kerry hotelier Francis Brennan of ‘At Your Service’ fame and he also has Dáithí Ó Sé on the show with him. Now it […]

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Performing in the CBS Primary School Christmas Concert were, from left: Veronica Paperocka, Abegalle Adetunji, Lauren Brosnan, Emily Rose McSweeney and Kaylee Oristejolomi. Photo by Gavin O'Connor.

PHOTOS: Festive Fun At CBS Primary Christmas Concert

December 18, 2014 at 10:37 am Comments are Disabled

THE corridors and classes of  Scoil Mhuire na mBráithre, CBS Primary School, were buzzing with activity as pupils prepared for the last performance of their annual Christmas concert on Wednesday. “Everyone has worked very hard on it, they have researched dances and put it together,” said CBS Primary School Deputy Principal, Pat […]

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Stacks Club Are Kerry Champions In Latest Funding From Munster Council

Stacks Club Are Kerry Champions In Latest Funding From Munster Council

December 18, 2014 at 10:28 am Comments are Disabled

AUSTIN Stacks are not only top dogs in Kerry on the field, but they are also the club that got the most funds from the Munster GAA Council in their 2014 Development Grant Scheme. The Munster GAA Council has announced details of the 2014 Scheme, funding club and school capital development […]

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Mary O'Donnell

Mary O’Donnell: The Best Facial I Ever Had Was…

December 18, 2014 at 10:28 am Comments are Disabled

THE best facial I have ever had was in the ‘Beauty by the Beach’ salon in Ballybunion. It is called the Caci ultimate facial. This was originally developed for treating facial palsy using micro current and this is widely used in physiotherapy for pain control and in hospitals for wound […]

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PHOTOS: Tralee ICG Team Does Kerry Proud Down Under

PHOTOS: Tralee ICG Team Does Kerry Proud Down Under

December 18, 2014 at 10:28 am Comments are Disabled

THE Tralee International Children’s Games team returned from Australia last Friday after an amazing experience Down Under. The 48th annual International Children’s Games, were in Australia for the first time at Lake Macquarie near Sydney and proved to be a huge success among the athletes competing from 82 towns and cities across the […]

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Gaelcholáiste Chiarraí Wins Third Basketball Title In A Row

Gaelcholáiste Chiarraí Wins Third Basketball Title In A Row

December 18, 2014 at 10:27 am Comments are Disabled

THE Gaelcholáiste Chiarraí girls senior basketball team won the South West Regionals in Division C for the third year in a row last week. They played two matches on the day (December 9). The semi-final was played against Colaiste Mhuire in which they were in the lead throughout, the whole squad […]

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Dr Caitlin O’Connor: All You Wanted To Know About Gout

Dr Caitlin O’Connor: All You Wanted To Know About Gout

December 18, 2014 at 10:09 am Comments are Disabled

Dr Caitlin O’Connor of Tralee Medical Centre in St Brendan’s Park, on a condition that mainly affects  men and can be very painful… Gout is a rheumatic condition that predominantly affects middle-aged men. It is ten times more common in men than in women. The most common site for an […]

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Fitness: The Five Components Of Fitness

Fitness: The Five Components Of Fitness

December 18, 2014 at 9:30 am Comments are Disabled

This week, after examining some of the principals of exercise, Michael Ryan, of RnR Fitness in Tralee,  looks at the five components of fitness and how to train them effectively. Components Of Fitness The five components of physical fitness are: • Cardiovascular endurance • Muscle strength • Muscle endurance • […]

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Zoe’s World: I Hate Those Overtly Sexual Perfume Ads!

Zoe’s World: I Hate Those Overtly Sexual Perfume Ads!

December 17, 2014 at 2:19 pm Comments are Disabled

I HATE perfume ads. I literally despise perfume ads and I always have. I just don’t understand why they have to be so sexual. I’m sorry but I don’t care how flipping good you smell. Gucci Guilty (the worst one of them all) is just false advertising if I am […]

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Pictured giving it their all at Blennerville National School's Christmas Carol Service held in St. John's Church on Tuesday evening were junior infants, Eve O'Sullivan and Katelyn Laide. Photo by Pauline Dennigan

PHOTOS: Christmas Spirit Reigns At Blennerville School’s Concert

December 17, 2014 at 12:49 pm Comments are Disabled

THE annual Christmas concert by pupils from Blennerville NS went down a storm last night in St John’s Church last night. Proud parents, staff and siblings of the pupils enjoyed an evening of Christmas songs from all classes in the school. Much preparation went into the evening and Principal Terry O’Sullivan […]

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Paul Geaney celebrating his goal in the All-Ireland final against Donegal. Photo by Dermot Crean.

Kerry GAA Makes It Into Top Ten Google Sports Search List

December 17, 2014 at 11:42 am Comments are Disabled

ROMAN ABRAMOVICH’s millions had nothing over the Kingdom in 2014, when it came to the Irish public’s interest in sports teams. In a top ten list of sports searches compiled by Google Trends in Ireland, Kerry GAA, made it in the top ten – just ahead of Chelsea FC – in ninth […]

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Deirdre Walsh (seated fourth from left) who presented the prizes in the Chapter 23 Art competition Jack Roche Tralee with Tom Lawlor Tralee CU, John Roche and John Harrington Chairman Chapter 23at Manor West Hotel, Tralee on Sunday.

PHOTOS: Young Artists Honoured At Credit Union Awards

December 17, 2014 at 11:24 am Comments are Disabled

TALENTED artists from all over Kerry were honoured by Chapter 23 of the Irish Credit Unions in the Manor West Hotel on Sunday. Chapter 23 governs all credit unions in Kerry and West Limerick so there was a wide geographical spread of winners present for the presentation of prizes for […]

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One Of The Town’s Oldest Estates To Hold A Reunion

One Of The Town’s Oldest Estates To Hold A Reunion

December 17, 2014 at 10:47 am 1 comment

RESIDENTS of one of Tralee’s oldest estates and one of the town’s top stomping grounds for churning out talent down the years are organising a momentous reunion. ‘The St Brendans Park Reunion’ will take place on Friday, February 13 at the Austin Stacks GAA Clubhouse. This is the night before Austin […]

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Youngsters get a close look at a lizard displayed  by Debbie Pierson from Animal Roadshow, Mallow, at the Croilar na Mistealach Christmas Party in Aras an Phobail on Sunday. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Party Time For Croilar Na Mistealach Residents

December 17, 2014 at 10:40 am Comments are Disabled

CROILAR Na Mistealach residents came together for Christmas party in Aras an Phobail community room on Sunday for a great Christmas party. “It’s a great way to get the residents together,” said James O’Sullivan of the residents committee. “We have the Christmas party and our family fun day in the summer. […]

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Sean Taaffe: Are Hair Straighteners Damaging To Your Hair?

Sean Taaffe: Are Hair Straighteners Damaging To Your Hair?

December 17, 2014 at 10:37 am Comments are Disabled

  Our hair expert columnist, Sean Taaffe of the Sean Taaffe Hair Group answers some common questions on hair care… Question: I’m thinking of buying my 14 year old daughter a hair straightener for Christmas. I know they damage hair so what advice can you give? Sean Says: You’re right […]

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VIDEO: Christy Rocks Town Centre At Annual Garda Christmas Collection

VIDEO: Christy Rocks Town Centre At Annual Garda Christmas Collection

December 16, 2014 at 4:22 pm 1 comment

THE rain poured but spirits soared as Christy McCarthy gave his annual guest performance with Garda musicians on Tuesday afternoon for the annual Garda Christmas collection. Belting out rock n roll hit after hit, many passers-by stopped to take it all in outside Walsh Brothers Shoes, even though the heavens had opened […]

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VIDEO: Dinny Gets A Nice Delivery From Irish Rugby Legend

VIDEO: Dinny Gets A Nice Delivery From Irish Rugby Legend

December 16, 2014 at 3:02 pm Comments are Disabled

TRALEE man Dinny Culloty got a nice early Christmas present on Wednesday last when he received tickets for the Ireland v England rugby clash next year from none other than Munster and Irish legend, Ronan O’Gara. It was all part of a ‘ThreeIreland’ campaign to deliver seasonal spontaneity to unsuspecting […]

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Causeway U21 Champions Honour The Memory Of Former Teammate

Causeway U21 Champions Honour The Memory Of Former Teammate

December 16, 2014 at 2:28 pm 1 comment

AFTER lifting their first Kerry U21 title in 35 years, the victorious Causeway team brought the cup to the graveside of one of their former teammates, Kevin Diggin, who died earlier this year. Causeway beat St. Brendan’s Ardfert by a  0–18 to  0–9 in Austin Stack Park on Sunday, to […]

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Sod Is Turned On €1.7m Extension Work At Mercy Mounthawk

Sod Is Turned On €1.7m Extension Work At Mercy Mounthawk

December 16, 2014 at 12:10 pm Comments are Disabled

WORK has commenced in Mercy Mounthawk on a €1.7 million project which will improve and develop facilities in the school. The extension will contain seven classrooms,  four resource rooms an extended canteen space – which will double as a performance space – and a new toilet block. At the turning of […]

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Pupils who performed in the Scoil Eoin Christmas concert were, from left: Alicia Kislowsky, Ben Casey, Dillion Welsh, Emmet Carmody and Julie Griffin. Photo by Gavin O'Connor.

PHOTOS: Scoil Eoin National School Stages Christmas Concert

December 16, 2014 at 12:04 pm Comments are Disabled

PENGUINS, polar bears, cowboys and walking trees were just some of the characters that could be seen around Scoil Eoin on Monday night as they staged their first performance of their Christmas concerts. Pupils at the school will be taking to the stage for a three day run until Wednesday. […]

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Clarification: Johnston Marina Direct Provision Centre

Clarification: Johnston Marina Direct Provision Centre

December 16, 2014 at 11:48 am Comments are Disabled

IN our report about the Tralee International Resource Centre Christmas party on Saturday, it was stated by Gillian Wharton that the residents of Johnston Marina Direct Provision centre did not get a cooked dinner on Christmas Day because the kitchen wasn’t open. “We have this [party] every year for the […]

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It’s Been A Busy Christmas For Traders So Far Says Chamber Alliance

It’s Been A Busy Christmas For Traders So Far Says Chamber Alliance

December 16, 2014 at 10:14 am Comments are Disabled

THE 2014 Christmas Spraoi in Tralee had a very positive opening couple of weeks, according to the CEO of Tralee Chamber Alliance, Kieran Ruttledge, who said the feedback has been good from traders. He reminded local people to stay local for the rest of the Christmas holiday season by socialising […]

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