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Barry O’Shea: Kerry Selectors Have A Strong Panel They Can Trust

June 16, 2015 at 4:26 pm Comments are Disabled

Our football columnist, Barry O’Shea, says Kerry has built an impressive squad of players over the last year,  which is something that will be vital later in the year… MAYBE some people expected a bit too much from Tipperary. They’re building a young side and Kerry are All-Ireland champions who have […]

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Tralee Schools To Receive Awards For Maths And Science Excellence

Tralee Schools To Receive Awards For Maths And Science Excellence

June 16, 2015 at 2:36 pm Comments are Disabled

  THIRTY-NINE Kerry primary schools, including many from the Tralee area, will receive the Science Foundation Ireland Discover Primary Science and Maths (DPSM) Award of Science and Maths Excellence. Minister for Skills, Research and Innovation, Damien English TD, made the announcement that, overall, 549 Irish primary schools across the country will receive this […]

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Sign Gives Walkers In Fenit A Witty Warning

Sign Gives Walkers In Fenit A Witty Warning

June 16, 2015 at 2:21 pm Comments are Disabled

WELL, you can’t say that you weren’t warned! A photo of a warning sign on a gate near Fenit has been doing the rounds on social media (we saw it on the West End Bar’s Facebook page) after it was spotted earlier this week. You really couldn’t have come up with a […]

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Killarney Music & Food Festival Announces Line-Up Of Kids Activities

Killarney Music & Food Festival Announces Line-Up Of Kids Activities

June 16, 2015 at 1:57 pm Comments are Disabled

  IF you’re heading to the Killarney Festival of Music & Food later this month, it’s worth noting that children under 12 are free when accompanied by an adult, with an incredible line-up of  activities for the young ones. The family-friendly boutique festival, which is taking place on June 27-28 at Killarney […]

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VIDEO: Tralee Youth Group Needs Your Vote To Win Award

VIDEO: Tralee Youth Group Needs Your Vote To Win Award

June 16, 2015 at 12:11 pm Comments are Disabled

A LOCAL youth group is currently on the look-out for support from the people of Kerry after they recently entered into the Irish Cancer Society’s X-HALE Youth Awards. ‘Transforum Alley Youthreach’ which is based in Tralee has entered its film project entitled ‘Drag’ (see video below) into the Awards and […]

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Members of Kerry ETB and IT Tralee at the signing of the MOU between both parties in the North Campus on Monday evening.

IT Tralee And Kerry ETB Reaffirm Their Partnership

June 16, 2015 at 11:17 am Comments are Disabled

IT TRALEE and the Kerry Education and Training Board reaffirmed their partnership on Monday evening in the North Campus. Both organisations signed a Memorandum of Understanding to continue to maximise opportunities for learners in Kerry. The MOU reaffirms both organisations commitment to working collaboratively as they have done since 2007. […]

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Pictured at the launch of "Tough as Leather", the John Lenihan story written by journalist Con Dennehy at the launch in Gallys Tralee on Friday night. Front L/r: Clare O'Leary and John Lenihan. Back L/r: Con Dennehy, Margaret Dennehy and Weeshie Fogarty.

New Book On ‘King Of The Mountains’ Launched In Gally’s

June 16, 2015 at 11:02 am Comments are Disabled

LAST week saw more than 500 people attend the launch of the new book about the life and success of the Kerry athlete, John Lenihan, which is entitled ‘Tough As Leather’. Lenihan, the former ‘World Mountain Running Champion’ from Ballymac, has run more than 140,000 miles during his illustrious career, the […]

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Orlagh Winters: The Fine Weather Is Here So ‘Sunblock Up’

Orlagh Winters: The Fine Weather Is Here So ‘Sunblock Up’

June 16, 2015 at 10:08 am Comments are Disabled

SO the sun has made a very welcome return to our lives this week, isn’t this always the case when thousands of students are sitting state exams? Thankfully for most of the exam students, they are finally over and they can finally enjoy the well-earned holidays.  Unfortunately, we as a […]

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How Much Have Our Kerry TDs Earned Since 2011?

How Much Have Our Kerry TDs Earned Since 2011?

June 15, 2015 at 3:56 pm Comments are Disabled

  SINCE 2011, the six sitting Kerry TDs have received a combined total of over €3.6m in salaries and expenses. With figures obtained by an ‘Irish Mirror’ investigation team through the Freedom of Information Act, it was revealed the total gross amount paid out to Kerry TDs in salary and expenses between 2011 and […]

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Gardaí Investigate Crimes Against Tralee Businesses

Gardaí Investigate Crimes Against Tralee Businesses

June 15, 2015 at 3:19 pm Comments are Disabled

  GARDAÍ are looking into a number of break-ins  in and around Tralee in the past 10 days. Last Monday, June 8, the Kingdom Care Charity shop at the Mart was broken into at around 4.40am. A rock was  thrown throughout the window and thieves gained access stealing what is […]

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Thieves Steal Alcohol In Two Break-Ins At John Mitchels GAA Premises

Thieves Steal Alcohol In Two Break-Ins At John Mitchels GAA Premises

June 15, 2015 at 2:53 pm Comments are Disabled

  JOHN Mitchels GAA club’s premises on John Joe Sheehy Road was broken into twice last week, with thieves taking alcohol from the bar on both occasions. On Wednesday, June 10, at 4.30am, the window of the premises was broken, as was the window of Walter Lyons furniture shop in […]

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Barry John Keane scoring his goal against Tipperary in the Munster SFC sem-final.. Photo Dermot Crean.

PHOTOS: Five Things To Ponder From Kerry v Tipperary

June 15, 2015 at 2:16 pm Comments are Disabled

Gavin O’Connor assesses the Kerry v Tipperary game and looks at what we learnt from the victory… 1. The Gooch hasn’t lost his touch Colm Cooper seems to be timing his comeback perfectly. After playing only ten minutes of action in the league, there were worries it may take him […]

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VIDEO: New Clip Of Tralee Shows The Town In Full Bloom

VIDEO: New Clip Of Tralee Shows The Town In Full Bloom

June 15, 2015 at 12:49 pm Comments are Disabled

  WHILE it might be sometimes easy to forget that we live in a beautiful part of the world, it only takes a simple video like the one below to make you stop and take note. Alanna Diggin, a local filmmaker and internet blogger, spent a few days filming in […]

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PHOTOS: Another Great Day Out For Families At Féile na mBláth

PHOTOS: Another Great Day Out For Families At Féile na mBláth

June 15, 2015 at 12:21 pm Comments are Disabled

THE Féile na mBláth @ The Park festival saw more crowds flock down to the festivities in what was a fantastic family event, thanks in part to the amazing weather. Crowds of families, couples and interested tourists strolled through the various stalls and entertainment set-ups with most stopping for a glance and staying […]

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Niamh Moriarty, Amy Moriarty, Clodagh Fitzgerald and Ciara Kennedy in Thurles for the Tipperary v Kerry match on Sunday. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Kerry Fans Make Trip To Tipp In The Sunshine

June 15, 2015 at 12:05 pm Comments are Disabled

KERRY fans came up in their thousands to Semple Stadium on Sunday to watch their team advance to another Munster Final next month. It was a glorious day in Thurles for the Tipperary v Kerry encounter with people from all corners of the county wearing Kerry jerseys of  green and gold, blue, navy, white and even pink […]

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PHOTOS: Tralee People Win At AIMS Awards In Killarney

June 15, 2015 at 10:11 am Comments are Disabled

WHILE the big prizes eluded most Tralee nominees at the the Association of Irish Musical Societies (AIMS) Awards on Saturday night, there was still much to cheer about. The INEC was the venue as over 1,200 members waited with baited breath for the winners to be announced. One of these winners […]

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Barry John

PHOTOS/REPORT: Kerry Negotiate Tipp Test With Ease

June 14, 2015 at 8:50 pm Comments are Disabled

Tipperary 2-8 Kerry 2-14 “Job done” read the end of a tweet from the Kerry GAA Twitter account on the full time whistle in Thurles. That pretty much sums up today’s exercise. Kerry did enough to get past an ultimately disappointing Tipperary side whose challenge was snuffed out early in […]

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Golf Star Praises The Return Of Colm Cooper

Golf Star Praises The Return Of Colm Cooper

June 14, 2015 at 7:32 pm Comments are Disabled

  A WELL-KNOWN golfer took to Twitter earlier today to show his support for a returning Kerry hero. Shane Lowry, who is currently ranked at #55 in the world golf rankings tweeted a quick message about the return of Colm ‘ The Gooch’ Cooper who today made his championship comeback. On his Facebook […]

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Karina and Marguerite O'Halloran with 'Rosebud' and 'Bingo' at the Féile na mBláth Dog Show in the Town Park on Saturday. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Pooches On Parade In The Park

June 14, 2015 at 9:21 am Comments are Disabled

FOUR-LEGGED friends took centre stage on Saturday for the annual Féile na mBláth Dog Show in the Town Park. Sponsored by Kelliher’s Mills in association with Animal Net Kerry, the show did not disappoint and proud owners paraded their pooches to try to win one of the eight categories. It […]

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Bebhinn Keane, Neil Burns, Laoise Keane and Ciara Sheridan at the Féile na mBláth in the Town Park on Saturday. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: A Fantastic Fun Day At The Féile

June 14, 2015 at 9:21 am Comments are Disabled

BEAUTIFUL sunshine helped turn Saturday’s Féile na mBláth into one of the most successful ever with hundreds of families enjoying the various attractions. The ‘Lords of Strut’ drew a massive crowd who really enjoyed their antics, there was a huge variety of children’s entertainment with bouncy castles, face painting and the […]

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VIDEO/PHOTOS: #Tralee On Social Media This Week

VIDEO/PHOTOS: #Tralee On Social Media This Week

June 14, 2015 at 9:20 am Comments are Disabled

Every week we compile the best of photos posted on Twitter and Instagram about and around Tralee. Here’s what you’ve been snapping this week… (If you’d like a photo to feature just tag #Tralee in the photo and we’ll see it) For some, a spell of fine weather means sand. […]

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The Chef’s Table: Some Sizzling Stir-Fry Recipes

The Chef’s Table: Some Sizzling Stir-Fry Recipes

June 14, 2015 at 9:20 am Comments are Disabled

  Mark Doe of ‘Just Cooking’ Cookery School in Firies has some amazing stir-fry recipes to liven up meal times… Stir-frying is a quick and tasty style of cooking that is also very versatile. Any prime cut of meat and most fish can be stir-fried and all vegetables as long […]

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Roger Harty: The Benefits Of Being Non-Judgemental

Roger Harty: The Benefits Of Being Non-Judgemental

June 14, 2015 at 9:18 am Comments are Disabled

  AS human beings it is almost impossible (is that a judgment?) to live life in an absolute non-judgmental way. Even Jesus Christ Himself showed He was human when He cried out “My Lord and My God why have You forsaken Me?” It was an exception to His own request […]

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At the IT Tralee Post Graduate Exhibition on in the Ashe Memorial Hall were, from left: Zara and Josephine O'Dowd. Photo by Gavin O'Connor.

PHOTOS: Innovative Ideas Abound At IT Tralee Graduates’ Exhibition

June 13, 2015 at 1:24 pm Comments are Disabled

IT TRALEE students took over Kerry County Museum Thursday when they exhibited the work they had produced over the year long course. The Master of Arts in Creative Media programme is designed to facilitate a broad range of media contexts, including film-making, broadcasting, design, music, performance, visual arts, literature and interactive […]

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At the National Learning Network Tralee, Certificate Presentation Ceremony, were from left: Catherine Moriarty, Patrick Cronin, Danielle O'Connoll, Michael Sweeney, Carrie Anne O'Connor and Donna Lyons. Photo by Gavin O'Connor.

PHOTOS: Legend Of Broadcasting Joins National Learning Network Students For Big Day

June 13, 2015 at 1:22 pm Comments are Disabled

AROUND 190 students gathered from the different National Learning Network’s classes scattered around Tralee, to receive certificates for their achievements over the last year in the Fels Point Hotel on Friday. A year’s hard work came to fruition for the students from the National Learning Network’s two centres in Tralee – […]

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Dingle Animation Festival Named Amongst Top 25 In The World

Dingle Animation Festival Named Amongst Top 25 In The World

June 13, 2015 at 1:19 pm Comments are Disabled

  IN another coup for Kerry tourism, it has been announced that the ‘Dingle International Film Festival’ has been named in the Top 25 Animation Festivals in the world by international publication Animation Magazine. The Kerry Festival has joined an elite group sitting alongside the world famous San Diego International Comic-Con Festival. Animation […]

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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.

PREVIEW: Depleted Kerry Will Need To Be Tipp Top

June 13, 2015 at 1:18 pm Comments are Disabled

Gavin O’Connor says Kerry’s Munster SFC semi-final against Tipperary on Sunday in Thurles could turn out to be one of the sternest tests of the year… A DEPLETED Kerry will face a Tipperary side stocked with players who have no fear of the Kingdom. Why should they? In this decade, Tipperary Minor […]

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Recovery Haven Launches ‘Celebration Of Light’ Event

Recovery Haven Launches ‘Celebration Of Light’ Event

June 13, 2015 at 1:12 pm Comments are Disabled

  RECOVERY Haven officially launched their annual ‘Celebration of light’ on Friday, where they looked forward to another special evening later this month. The ‘Celebration of light’ has become a very important annual community event which gives an opportunity for all those lives have been touched by cancer to come together […]

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VIDEO/PHOTOS: Home Are The Kennedy Cup Heroes

VIDEO/PHOTOS: Home Are The Kennedy Cup Heroes

June 13, 2015 at 12:46 pm Comments are Disabled

THE Kerry Under 14 soccer team received a great welcome home to Tralee last night after their Kennedy Cup heroics. Despite the driving rain, friends and families of the youngsters gathered in Denny Street to welcome the lads after they beat Dublin and District Schoolboy League (DDSL) 1-0 in the […]

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Kerry Students Will Have Plenty Support At Children’s Games In Holland

Kerry Students Will Have Plenty Support At Children’s Games In Holland

June 13, 2015 at 11:12 am Comments are Disabled

EIGHTEEN Kerry students are heading to Holland soon for the annual International Children’s Games in Alkmaar…and they’re bringing a crowd with them! The athletes selected to represent Tralee at this year’s games, from June 24 to 29, gathered at the Ballygarry House Hotel on Thursday night for a photoshoot and to hear […]

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