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Video/Photos: Geordie Shore Star Comes To ‘Toon’

Video/Photos: Geordie Shore Star Comes To ‘Toon’

August 26, 2014 at 10:50 am Comments are Disabled

HENNESSY’S Bar had a celebrity visitor last Friday night, when Scotty T from the hit MTV show Geordie Shore was in town. “He was in town for a youth disco and called into us,” said Ger Hennessy of the Castle Street bar. “His manager just said to us if we supply […]

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Orlagh Winters: You Gotta Love Our Rose Maria’s Style

Orlagh Winters: You Gotta Love Our Rose Maria’s Style

August 26, 2014 at 10:43 am Comments are Disabled

STOP the clock, the Rose of Tralee came out as…a Mayo Supporter! What a beautiful lady Maria Walsh is and what a wonderful response to her publicly saying that she is gay, not that it should even be considered as something different. I do however understand how there has been […]

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Strictly Mary: Oh What A Night!

Strictly Mary: Oh What A Night!

August 26, 2014 at 10:26 am Comments are Disabled

Our Beauty Columnist, Mary O’Donnell, took part in this year’s Austin Stacks Strictly Come Dancing in the Dome on Saturday. In her last column she tells us how it all went… THE last three days coming up to the big night were full on. We practised and practised till we were […]

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Ticket Sales For The Kerry V Mayo Match on Saturday

Ticket Sales For The Kerry V Mayo Match on Saturday

August 26, 2014 at 9:48 am Comments are Disabled

  GOING to the match on Saturday? Kerry V Mayo play at 5pm on Saturday in the Gaelic Grounds in Limerick and tickets are likely to be scarce considering the capacity is just under 50,000. Here’s how you get your hands on them. Ticket prices are as follows: Mackey Stand (Covered) […]

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Tribute To Robin Williams At The Omniplex

Tribute To Robin Williams At The Omniplex

August 25, 2014 at 2:32 pm Comments are Disabled

THE Tralee Omniplex cinema is showing the film Good Will Hunting on Tuesday at 6.30pm in tribute to the late actor Robin Williams. All proceeds from the screening will be donated to Pieta House and the Suicide and Self Harm Crisis Centre. Written by Ben Affleck and Matt Damon, Good Will Hunting received almost universal […]

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From left: Jamie Bolger, Tralee (Bolger Fabrications), Donal Lynch, Tralee (McElligott's), Samantha Harrison, Killorglin (Cloudberry Bakery), John O'Sullivan, Kenmare (O'Sullivan Ford), Helen Burns, Fenit (ActionCOACH/Trainer & Business Coach), Oliver Holbein, Kenmare (Holbein Carpentry), Tommie Slattery, Tralee (DeLaval), John McEnery, Killarney (Jmac Office Solutions). Other graduates included David Moriarty, Tralee ( DM Architects) and Paudie Randles, Kenmare (Randles Butchers).

Businesspeople Graduate From Management Programme

August 25, 2014 at 12:56 pm Comments are Disabled

NINE Kerry based graduates from the Management Works Management Team Development Program received their certificates recently for completing the Programme of Skillnets facilitated by ActionCOACHBusiness Coaching Ireland. The training took place over an eight month program in Killarney. The graduates have learnt how to manage their finances, lead their teams, organise their […]

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The winners of the 'Greyhound Bar Strictly Come Dancing' event, Claire McEvoy and Leon Diggins. Photo by Gavin O'Connor.

The Rockies Rock The Dome With ‘Strictly Come Dancing’

August 25, 2014 at 12:50 pm Comments are Disabled

A CROWD of over 800 people enjoyed a top class night 0f entertainment in the Dome on Saturday as couples competed in the Austin Stacks ‘Strictly Come Dancing’ fundraiser. “We raised a lot of money on the night. We’re still counting it,” said Austin Stacks Chairman, Aidan O’Connor. “The crowd […]

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At the Hillbilly's Chicken Junior Senior Tournament were, from left: Luke Bentley Curran and Amanda Curran. Photo by Gavin O'Connor

Photos: Families Come Together For Event At Tennis Club

August 25, 2014 at 11:25 am Comments are Disabled

THE first ever Hillbilly’s Junior/Senior Tournament took place in Tralee Tennis Club on Saturday last which saw club members paired up in a doubles competition. The tournament was the brainchild of Chris Sun, who is the co-owner of Hillbilly’s Chicken Tralee and member of the tennis club. Chris is originally from […]

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Mary O’Donnell: The Dos And Don’ts Of Nail Care

August 25, 2014 at 11:08 am Comments are Disabled

IF you were like me and your nails come way down the line on the list of things to do before a special occasion, you will know the panic of last minute nail shaping and painting usually ending in disaster! So, I put together some facts and tips so that […]

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Kerry U21 Hurlers Stumble Against Roscommon Outfit

Kerry U21 Hurlers Stumble Against Roscommon Outfit

August 24, 2014 at 9:48 am Comments are Disabled

By Mike O’Halloran Kerry 2-13 Roscommon 4-10 In a game dubbed “the game that Croke Park forgot about”, the Kerry under 21 hurlers lost to Roscommon in the All-Ireland B Under 21 hurling semi-final in Ennis on Saturday. This was a game that everybody in Kerry expected to be a […]

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St Vincent de Paul Tralee Area President, Junior Locke. File Photo.

Back To School Costs Are Crippling Families Says St Vincent De Paul

August 24, 2014 at 9:27 am Comments are Disabled

MANY families in town are struggling to cope with the costs of sending their children back to school according to St Vincent de Paul in Tralee. With uniforms, schoolbooks and stationery, the costs can be crippling according to the charity group. “We’re getting families from all walks of life now, the […]

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The Chef’s Table: A Perfect Thai Dish

The Chef’s Table: A Perfect Thai Dish

August 24, 2014 at 9:21 am Comments are Disabled

THAI food is one of my favourite cuisines in the world. 
Fresh, vibrant, flavorsome, quick and healthy makes it a great style of cooking. What makes it so unique is the combination of spicy, salty, citrus and sweet flavours in most dishes.

 Ingredients are readily available from most supermarkets and […]

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Na Gaeil Plans Big Cycle Fundraiser For Club

Na Gaeil Plans Big Cycle Fundraiser For Club

August 24, 2014 at 9:20 am Comments are Disabled

THE Na Gaeil club members will set off on their big cycle fundraiser next weekend. It’s that time of the year again where they ask all their cycling friends to dust down their bicycles and turn up to Na Gaeil clubhouse on Saturday August 30 at 10.30a.m. Organisers are expecting this year’s cycle […]

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Roger Harty: Stepping Out Of The Comfort Zone

Roger Harty: Stepping Out Of The Comfort Zone

August 24, 2014 at 9:20 am Comments are Disabled

IN my previous article (here) I wrote about how ancient man used his senses to conquer his immediate environs. Thus, what he saw, heard, tasted ,touched and smelled became absolutely vital for his survival. Over the thousands of years that have passed, nothing has changed since and whether we realise […]

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Chris Murray: How Home Renovation Schemes Work

Chris Murray: How Home Renovation Schemes Work

August 24, 2014 at 9:18 am Comments are Disabled

THERE are lots of adverts in the media lately for kitchen companies promoting the advantage of The Home Renovation Incentive Scheme when planning to revamp your kitchen. This scheme is not limited to kitchen makeovers but encompasses a wide range of home improvements/renovations. The Home Renovation Incentive (HRI) Scheme provides […]

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VIDEO: Would You Like Ice With That? Pub Staff Take A Soaking For Charity

VIDEO: Would You Like Ice With That? Pub Staff Take A Soaking For Charity

August 23, 2014 at 12:39 pm Comments are Disabled

THE Ice Bucket Challenge charity fad spread to Tralee’s pubs this week. It appears Paddy Mac’s started it by nominating Teach Beag and Sean Og’s and it’s spread from there. The ice-capades of the barmen has been captured on video for all to see and is going viral on their […]

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DJ Phonic: Songs In The Key Of Life

DJ Phonic: Songs In The Key Of Life

August 23, 2014 at 10:15 am Comments are Disabled

DJ Phonic, aka, Aaron O’Shea, is a Club DJ and Live Remixer currently making waves on the Irish club circuit. He tells us about the songs that shaped his musical outlook. Who Let The Dogs Out – Baha Men After a good and hard think over one of the first […]

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Out To Lunch: Great Value From An Old Favourite

Out To Lunch: Great Value From An Old Favourite

August 23, 2014 at 10:04 am Comments are Disabled

Der O’Sullivan’s/The Mall Tavern WHERE does Der O’Sullivan’s end and The Mall begin? Ah sure they’re all the one anyway. The deli/cafe/bar is a town institution and I’ve been eating their delicious food at home for as long as I can remember. It’s real comfort food from the deli counter; […]

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At The Movies: Top Five Films Of The Year So Far

At The Movies: Top Five Films Of The Year So Far

August 23, 2014 at 10:03 am Comments are Disabled

Our film critic, John Lyons, picks his favourite movies of the year so far… This week I decided to re-visit some of the highlights of my movie-going since last January. So far I’ve seen more than a couple of great films this year, which is a great improvement, because at […]

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Sean Wins Gold Medal At Transplant Games

Sean Wins Gold Medal At Transplant Games

August 22, 2014 at 11:19 am Comments are Disabled

KERRY has a new champion in Sean Marshall after he scooped a gold and silver medal in the European Transplant and Dialysis Sports Championships in Krakow, Poland, yesterday. Sean, from Abbeydorney, a bone marrow transplant recipient (see previous story here) took the Gold in his category in the Darts, which he […]

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James O'Donogue lines up for a score against Galway in the All Ireland Quarter final. Photo by Dermot Crean.

Five Key Areas Kerry Need To Win On Sunday

August 22, 2014 at 10:17 am Comments are Disabled

Gavin O’Connor looks at key areas Kerry need to have the upper hand in on Sunday when they face Mayo in the All-Ireland semi-final… The Midfield Physical Battle Despite all the tactical changes in the modern game, midfield still remains absolutely vital and Kerry will come up against the most natural midfield […]

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By Hook Or By Crook, Kerry Fans Will Be In Dublin

By Hook Or By Crook, Kerry Fans Will Be In Dublin

August 22, 2014 at 9:29 am Comments are Disabled

  KERRY fans are getting around the problem of the rail strike in every way possible and it’s expected there will still be about 10,000 Kingdom faithful in Croker on Sunday. Fans making the trip to Croke Park are going in their droves by car, plane or by the many coach […]

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Strictly Mary: And Now…The End Is Near

Strictly Mary: And Now…The End Is Near

August 22, 2014 at 9:21 am Comments are Disabled

Our Beauty Columnist, Mary O’Donnell, is taking part in this year’s Austin Stacks Strictly Come Dancing, which takes place in the Dome on August 23. Here she keeps us informed on her progress… I CANNOT believe that when I write the next column, Strictly Come Dancing will be over and I […]

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No Accommodation Problems For ITT Students

No Accommodation Problems For ITT Students

August 22, 2014 at 9:19 am Comments are Disabled

WHILE it emerged this week that CAO applications to IT Tralee increased by 23% and there will be 565 international students staying in town, they’ll have no shortage of places to stay. Apparently, Tralee is one of the cheapest places in Ireland for students to find accommodation according to ITT Students Union […]

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Dr Caitlin O’Connor: When Drinking Becomes Dangerous

Dr Caitlin O’Connor: When Drinking Becomes Dangerous

August 22, 2014 at 9:18 am Comments are Disabled

Dr Caitlin O’Connor of Tralee Medical Centre, St Brendan’s Park, on the abuse of alcohol and its effects… Sensible drinking Nearly one in four adults risks their health by drinking more than the recommended daily amount of alcohol. One unit is equal to 8g, or about 10ml, of pure alcohol. […]

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Three Changes To Kerry Team To Face Mayo

Three Changes To Kerry Team To Face Mayo

August 21, 2014 at 8:52 pm Comments are Disabled

THERE are three changes to the Kerry team from the side that faced Galway, for the All-Ireland Semi-Final against Mayo this Sunday. Peter Crowley replaces Killian Young at centre back, David Moran starts instead of Bryan Sheehan in midfield and Stephen O’Brien comes in for Declan O’Sullivan. Both Sheehan and […]

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Rose of Tralee Maria Walsh dunks ice over Sen Mark Walsh in one of the Town Park fountains. Photo by Gavin O'Connor.

VIDEO: Fianna Fail Senator Gets Iced In The Town Park

August 21, 2014 at 1:10 pm Comments are Disabled

THE Rose of Tralee wasn’t the only one to get a soaking this morning (see video here). Senator Mark Daly from Kenmare also took the Ice Bucket Challenge – offered to him by his brother-in-law, Paul Treyvaud – and Maria Walsh did the honours. Apparently Maria didn’t think he was […]

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Video/Pictures: Rose Of Tralee Takes Ice Bucket Challenge In The Park

Video/Pictures: Rose Of Tralee Takes Ice Bucket Challenge In The Park

August 21, 2014 at 12:13 pm Comments are Disabled

SHE’S definitely a good sport is our new Rose of Tralee! Maria Walsh accepted the Ice Bucket Challenge given by 2FM’s Breakfast Republic yesterday morning and she duly obliged. At 11.30am she received a soaking from Escort Of The Year Conor Walsh in the fountain at Town Park, to the sadistic cheers […]

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Video: Top Five Great Kerry v Mayo Moments

Video: Top Five Great Kerry v Mayo Moments

August 21, 2014 at 9:59 am Comments are Disabled

EXCEPT for the very odd occurrence, Kerry have had it mostly all their own way against Mayo in championship football. If the green and gold ever had a side we had the Indian sign over, it would be these men from the west. In the past Kerry v Mayo has […]

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Rose of Tralee 2014, Maria Walsh, in the Rose Garden in the Town Park on Wednesday morning. Photo by Dermot Crean

1.7m Viewers Watched The Rose Of Tralee On Tuesday Night

August 21, 2014 at 9:55 am Comments are Disabled

TUESDAY night’s Rose of Tralee selection programme drew a net figure of 1.7 million viewers according to figures released by RTE. The selection was watched by a 50% share of everyone who was watching TV in Ireland that night. An audience of 760,00 watched the new Rose of Tralee Maria […]

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