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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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24 Hour ‘Rowathon’ in Tralee Hopes To Raise Clubhouse Funds

24 Hour ‘Rowathon’ in Tralee Hopes To Raise Clubhouse Funds

February 3, 2015 at 11:36 am Comments are Disabled

A LOCAL club in Tralee is preparing to host Ireland’s first ever ‘on-the-water 24-hour rowathon’ this coming March. The event, which will be run by Tralee Rowing Club (TRC), is  aimed at creating awareness of the club and more importantly the recently constructed boathouse at the canal for which funding is needed […]

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Denis 'Ogie' Moran

‘Ogie’ Moran To Feature In TG4 GAA Documentary Series Laochra Gael

February 3, 2015 at 11:17 am Comments are Disabled

EIGHT-time All-Ireland senior medal winner, Denis ‘Ogie’ Moran will be the next Kerry legend to feature in the long running TG4 GAA documentary series, Laochra Gael. Ogie’s episode will be aired on March 31 with a repeat viewing on April 5. The new series begins tonight at 8pm with Mayo’s Liam McHale […]

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Graham’s Jigsaw Work Earns Him National Recognition

Graham’s Jigsaw Work Earns Him National Recognition

February 3, 2015 at 11:12 am Comments are Disabled

A TEENAGER from Tralee is one of 20 young people nationally to be recognised in the Pramerica Spirit of Community Awards Programme. Graham Nelligan, a sixth year student at Mercy Mounthawk, has been recognised for the motivation, service and impact he has demonstrated for his local community. Graham has been volunteering with […]

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Kerry Hospice AGM To Take Place Next Week

Kerry Hospice AGM To Take Place Next Week

February 3, 2015 at 11:05 am Comments are Disabled

THE AGM of the Tralee Branch of the Kerry Hospice will take place on Tuesday Feburary 10 at 8.15pm in the Grand Hotel, Denny Street, everybody welcome. The Kerry Hospice Foundation is at a very important stage at the moment with the new in-patient unit going to tender shortly. The turning of […]

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Drop In Number Of People Waiting On Trolleys At KGH

Drop In Number Of People Waiting On Trolleys At KGH

February 3, 2015 at 10:57 am Comments are Disabled

THERE was a decrease in the amount of patients waiting on trolleys in Kerry General Hospital in January compared to the same month in 2014. Figures from the Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation (INMO) showed 75 patients were waiting on trolleys in wards and the Emergency Department last month, down from […]

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Orlagh Winters: When The Media Goes Too Far With Photos

Orlagh Winters: When The Media Goes Too Far With Photos

February 3, 2015 at 10:36 am Comments are Disabled

ONE of the most disturbing trends of the modern age has to be the fascination of photos of accidents and funerals by certain newspapers. Before anyone leaps to make the point that by highlighting car accident pictures that someone may slow down and drive a little more carefully, do you […]

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An Garda Síochána

Car Window Smashed And Items Stolen At Ballyseedy Woods

February 2, 2015 at 5:03 pm Comments are Disabled

GARDAÍ are warning people not to leave expensive items on show when parking up their car, after an incident in Ballyseedy on Sunday where a car was broken into. Between 3.15pm and 4.30pm, a car that had been parked in the car park of Ballyseedy Woods, had its window smashed and was […]

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David Moran looks for a team-mate as Stephen Coen of Mayo looks on during the Allianz League game between Kerry and Mayo at Killarney on Sunday. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Four Talking Points From Kerry v Mayo

February 2, 2015 at 4:28 pm 1 comment

GAVIN O’Connor takes a look at a few of the main talking points among Kerry supporters after defeat to Mayo in Fitzgerald Stadium on Sunday, along with photos from yesterday’s game by Dermot Crean… 1. ‘Wintering Well’ Again Kerry had all the signs of it yesterday as they dusted off the cobwebs […]

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Conor Pass

Conor Pass Closed To Traffic For The Next Few Days

February 2, 2015 at 4:09 pm Comments are Disabled

  KERRY County Council and Gardaí have taken the decision to close the Conor Pass for the next few days as poor weather conditions are predicted. Signs will be erected on both sides of the Pass to alert motorists of the roads closure. The decision comes after a number of […]

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Kerry Motor Sales In January Up Almost 30% On Same Month In 2014

Kerry Motor Sales In January Up Almost 30% On Same Month In 2014

February 2, 2015 at 3:09 pm Comments are Disabled

THINGS are looking good for the motor industry in Kerry with the latest figures  released today. There were 688 new car registrations in Kerry in January according to the figures from the Society of the Irish Motor Industry (SIMI). This was an increase of 29.57% on January 2014’s figure of 531 […]

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Gardaí Investigate Burglaries In Shanakill And St Anne’s Bungalows

Gardaí Investigate Burglaries In Shanakill And St Anne’s Bungalows

February 2, 2015 at 2:56 pm Comments are Disabled

GARDAÍ are investigating two separate burglaries in Tralee last week. A house at St Anne’s Bungalows was broken into between 11.30am on Tuesday, January 27 and 12 noon on Wednesday, January 28. The house was ransacked and a number of small items were taken. Many elderly people live in St Anne’s Bungalows […]

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