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Rose Hopefuls Take A Tour Of Kerry

Rose Hopefuls Take A Tour Of Kerry

May 12, 2014 at 2:27 pm Comments are Disabled

IF you were out and about in the county on Saturday, chances are, you were presented with a bunch of Roses. The Kerry Rose contestants went on a day-long tour of the county to promote the upcoming selection which takes place on May 23 in the Ballyroe Heights Hotel. They gathered at […]

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Sean Helps Ireland To World Cup Glory

Sean Helps Ireland To World Cup Glory

May 12, 2014 at 1:29 pm Comments are Disabled

SEAN Taaffe, the owner of Sean Taaffe Hair and Beauty Group who have a salon on Castle Street, has helped Ireland to a World Cup ‘bronze’. Sean – along with his colleagues from Team Ireland – took third place overall in the OMC World Cup in Hairdressing in Frankfurt last weekend. […]

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Action from when Austin Stacks faced Dingle in the Club Championship last May. Photo by Adrienne McLoughlin

Sport: Dingle Blitz The Rockies

May 12, 2014 at 10:18 am Comments are Disabled

Dingle 4-07 Austin Stacks 1-10 Dingle knocked Austin Stacks out of the Club Championship yesterday afternoon in blustery, but sunny Dingle. Three second half goals were the Rock’s undoing, carved open by a fluid and effective Dingle attack. In the first half Dingle played with a strong breeze to begin […]

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Orlagh Winters: Bridget Jones Has A Lot To Answer For!

Orlagh Winters: Bridget Jones Has A Lot To Answer For!

May 12, 2014 at 10:02 am 1 comment

GUYS really didn’t need to know that on occasion we do wear big knickers. Every woman’s underwear drawer contains at least one pair of parachute knickers and this is nothing to be ashamed of, but neither is it something that we needed to broadcast. Let’s face it when we wear […]

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Fr Pat Ahern with the plaque he unveiled to mark the 40th anniversary of the founding of Siamsa Tire at a special celebration on Sunday. Photo by Domnick Walsh

Marking 40 Years Of Siamsa Tire

May 12, 2014 at 9:18 am Comments are Disabled

SIAMSA Tire members, past and present, enjoyed a fantastic evening of entertainment on Sunday to mark the organisation’s first 4o years in existence. It was particularly special for Fr Pat Ahern, the Moyvane priest, who started it all off back in 1974 and has seen it grow to become an […]

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Keelin O'Shea, who made her First Holy Communion in St John's Church on Saturday morning, with sister Niamh and mother Sinead. Photo by Dermot Crean

Photos: First Communion Day For Scoil Eoin And Presentation Pupils

May 11, 2014 at 10:11 am Comments are Disabled

THE wind and rain failed to quench the excitement of well over 100 pupils from Scoil Eoin and Presentation Primary School on Saturday as they celebrated a milestone moment in their lives. Proud parents and family looked on as the youngsters made their First Holy Communion in the shelter of […]

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Out To Lunch: The Roast House

Out To Lunch: The Roast House

May 10, 2014 at 12:13 pm Comments are Disabled

The Roast House Denny Street LET’S, for a moment, talk about quality. The recession, for all its misery and hardship, did us favour by weeding out stylish-looking cafes, serving up over-priced, mediocre meals, so mangy they wouldn’t choke a duck. But hey, once Zero 7 was playing in the background we were cool. Starving, but […]

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Business: The Four Golden Rules Of Advertising

Business: The Four Golden Rules Of Advertising

May 10, 2014 at 7:55 am Comments are Disabled

Helen Burns, a certified Business Coach with ActionCOACH, the World’s #1 Business Coaching Franchise, gives advice on advertising strategy… We are all exposed to vast amounts of advertising from global organisations with very deep pockets. They focus on brand awareness and have budgets of several hundreds of millions annually to do […]

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Photos: Celebrity Celia Holman Lee Turns On The Style At CH

Photos: Celebrity Celia Holman Lee Turns On The Style At CH

May 10, 2014 at 7:54 am Comments are Disabled

LADIES from all over the county turned up at CH The Mall on Friday evening, for an evening of style and beauty tips from, among others, celebrity model agency mogul, Celia Holman Lee. About 100 fashion-loving women heard from the Limerick-based special guest, who gave styling advice, as well as from TraleeToday.ie […]

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Making Moves In Business

Making Moves In Business

May 9, 2014 at 9:21 am Comments are Disabled

IT seems the buzz phrase around Tralee over the past month or so is ‘relocation, relocation, relocation’. In the past couple of months, Rockalilly, Ela Marie and Loramar have upped sticks and moved to fresh premises in the town. So why the move? “The main reason is a bigger premises […]

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The Greatest Match I Ever Saw: John O’Regan

The Greatest Match I Ever Saw: John O’Regan

May 9, 2014 at 9:16 am Comments are Disabled

Match: Manchester City V Queens Park Rangers Competition: Premier League Date: May 13, 2012 Kerry District League Secretary John O’Regan, describes a dramatic day for all football fans, two years ago at the Etihad Stadium in Manchester. City had to beat the London side to clinch the Premiership after a […]

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Cian Moore, Tralee, Christine Mortimer, Chantell Murphy and Fionan O'Carroll from Tralee taking part in the Gaelcholaiste Chiarrai Transition Year annual fashion show in the Meadowlands on Friday night. Photo by Dermot Crean

Gaelcholaiste Students Take To The Catwalk

May 9, 2014 at 8:09 am Comments are Disabled

TRANSITION Year students from Gaelcholaiste Chiarrai strutted their stuff in the Meadowlands Hotel to raise funds for their annual trip to Fenit for their foundation course in sailing. “This will help defray the cost of the course because parents have enough to pay for these days,” said teacher,  Michelle Daltuin. “They’ve […]

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Tommy Tiernan Packs Them Into Ballyroe

Tommy Tiernan Packs Them Into Ballyroe

May 9, 2014 at 8:08 am Comments are Disabled

HUNDREDS of people from all over Tralee enjoyed a night of laughs from a man no stranger to these parts over the past few years. Tommy Tiernan is on his World Tour Of Kerry – he did a similar tour in 2010 – and he didn’t disappoint punters when he visited […]

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Songs In The Key Of Life: John Buggy

Songs In The Key Of Life: John Buggy

May 9, 2014 at 8:08 am Comments are Disabled

Well-known Tralee Singer/Songwriter, John Buggy, selects the soundtrack to his life… Elton John – Rocket Man No surprises here for anyone that knows me. Sometime back in 1973, I can remember lunchtime in the school canteen…the radio was playing and I heard this song. I was captivated and wanted to […]

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Shane Carroll turns away after scoring the 'insurance point' to put the Rockies four points clear at the match on Saturday. Photo by Dermot Crean

Sport: Weekend GAA Preview

May 8, 2014 at 10:31 am Comments are Disabled

THIS weekend sees more club championship action for Austin Stacks and Churchill while attentions turn again to the league for Kerins O’Rahillys and John Mitchels. Dingle v Austin Stacks, Sunday 2.30pm Senior Club Championship This will be Stacks third week in a row playing the club championship as they were forced […]

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‘Bump To Baby’ Event In CH Chemists

‘Bump To Baby’ Event In CH Chemists

May 8, 2014 at 9:24 am Comments are Disabled

EXPECTANT mothers-to-be flocked to a special ‘Bump to Baby’ event on Wednesday in CH Chemists, The Mall. The event is aimed at mothers, fathers and parents-to-be. Some of the experts on hand included a chiropractor, a midwife, a health nurse, an alternative practitioner and a nutritionist. “It’s a very good turn […]

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Banged up. The Duck directly in front of Sherry Fitzgerald's on Denny Street. Photo Gavin O'Connor.

Playing Ducks And Drakes On Denny Street

May 8, 2014 at 8:49 am 1 comment

ONLOOKERS were amused on Wednesday afternoon to find a feathered-friend taking in the sights on Tralee’s most historic street. What ensued was a game of ducks and drakes on Denny Street where the wandering waddler tried to avoid the friendly clutches of the KSPCA. At around 2.15pm, Wendy O’Connor, of Animal […]

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The Manager of the Bon Secours Hospital Tralee, Donna Roche, with Mayor of Tralee, Pat Hussey and Orla Quirke, Bon Secours Hospital Tralee Staff Nurse Orla Quirke who is this year’s winner of INMO Nurse Preceptor of the Year 2014 at the Civic Reception on Tuesday night. Photo by Dermot Crean

Civic Honour For Bon Secours

May 8, 2014 at 7:33 am Comments are Disabled

THE Mayor of Tralee, Cllr Pat Hussey, has presented the Bon Secours Hospital Tralee with a Civic Award to recognise the recent success in being chosen as Ireland’s Private Hospital of the Year 2014. The Civic Award presentation, which was proposed by Cllr Terry O’Brien at the April meeting of […]

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Top Showjumping Expert For Kingdom County Fair

Top Showjumping Expert For Kingdom County Fair

May 7, 2014 at 11:26 am Comments are Disabled

THE world famous showjumper and current High Performance Manager for the Irish Show Jumping team, Robert Splaine, will attend the 65th Kingdom County Fair this Sunday. He will meet riders and exhibitors and present rosettes at the event which begins at 10am at Ballybeggan Racecourse. Mr Splaine has represented Ireland on many winning […]

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Tralee Business Showcase At Fels Point Hotel

Tralee Business Showcase At Fels Point Hotel

May 7, 2014 at 10:45 am Comments are Disabled

THE business community in the Tralee and wider area are set to come together next week at the inaugural Tralee Chamber Alliance Business Expo in association with The Kerryman. The event between 4pm and 8pm on Tuesday, May 13 at Fels Point Hotel will showcase the excellence, broad range and […]

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Orlagh Winters: Pride In Kerry Designers

Orlagh Winters: Pride In Kerry Designers

May 7, 2014 at 10:04 am 2 comments

OK, so I know that I am a blow-in living in Kerry but I am very proud of the designers and miliners here in The Kingdom. It really is no wonder that these designs constantly adorn the social pages and win numerous best dressed events at racecourses throughout the country. […]

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Probus Gets To The Art Of The Matter

Probus Gets To The Art Of The Matter

May 7, 2014 at 9:15 am 1 comment

A LARGE crowd gathered in Tralee Library on Tuesday evening for the official opening of the Probus art exhibition. “Every year we do an art exhibition of our works from the Kerry Probus groups and this is our sixth exhibition,” said co-ordinator of the exhibition, Phil Hussey. “We have both men […]

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London Rose

Donegal Teacher Is London Rose

May 6, 2014 at 1:54 pm Comments are Disabled

AN award winning teacher has been named as the 2014 London Rose. Saoirse Faughnan from Letterkenny, Donegal and a secondary school teacher for Burnt Mill Academy in Essex, has been previously awarded as an Outstanding Teacher in her school and is also nominated for a Teachers Award. The 24-year-old was […]

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Mary O’Donnell: Some Hair-Raising Facts!

Mary O’Donnell: Some Hair-Raising Facts!

May 6, 2014 at 12:50 pm Comments are Disabled

I RECENTLY attended the Viviscal Hair Confessions launch in Dublin. Viviscal is an Irish success story as it is the World’s best selling hair supplement and has been proven by seven separate clinical trials. This award winning company’s product is sold in over 25 countries. I met the lovely Maia […]

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Film Review: ‘Bad Neighbours’

Film Review: ‘Bad Neighbours’

May 6, 2014 at 8:28 am Comments are Disabled

By John Lyons IT’S that time of the year again – the new Seth Rogen comedy has come to town. This time he stars in a film about a bunch of young, irresponsible lads who do some raunchy things and learn a couple of hard truths about life. They may […]

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Hardy Souls Brave The Elements For Rotary Club 10K Run

Hardy Souls Brave The Elements For Rotary Club 10K Run

May 5, 2014 at 2:25 pm Comments are Disabled

AN ESTIMATED 150 participants took part in the Rotary Club’s ‘Run Kingdom Run’ event, despite the awful weather conditions which were wet from start to finish. The 10K run was won by Dublin’s Gary Condon who came in at the finish line at the Brandon Hotel in a time of […]

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Ballybunion

VIDEO: This Is Great. Pharrell’s ‘Happy’ Gets The Ballybunion Treatment

May 5, 2014 at 2:01 pm Comments are Disabled

A VIDEO of Ballybunion people dancing to the Pharrell Williams hit ‘Happy’ is getting a lot of attention since it was uploaded to Youtube yesterday. The town is the latest to make a video version of the hit song and the makers didn’t lose the opportunity to highlight the incredible beauty […]

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Jack Savage, will play an extremely important part in this year's league. Photo by Dermot Crean

Sport: Strand Road Side Beaten In Killarney

May 4, 2014 at 11:54 am Comments are Disabled

Kerins O’Rahilly’s 0-9 Legion 3-9 By Dan Walsh (from Kerins O’Rahilly’s club notes) PLAYED in ideal conditions at the Deerpark pitch, Killarney Legion proved too strong for Kerins O’Rahilly’s, who were without a host of players for this club championship tie. Legion were first on the scoreboard with an early […]

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Little Liam Dies From Battens Disease

Little Liam Dies From Battens Disease

May 4, 2014 at 11:25 am Comments are Disabled

YOUNG Liam Heffernan, who had been battling Batten’s Disease, has died. He was just five years old. His father Tony tweeted the news earlier yesterday morning. “#LittleLiamo has grown angelwings and joined sister Saoirse in heaven #RIP son #SuperHero No More #BattenDisease” Liam, from Castlemaine, suffered from the rare Battens […]

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Was it over the line? Austin Stacks Mikey Collins bears down on the Milltown/Castlemaine goalkeeper for what proved to be a decisive goal in the match on Saturday night. Photo by Dermot Crean

Sport: Tough Battle Sees Stacks Go Through

May 4, 2014 at 11:01 am Comments are Disabled

Austin Stacks 1-11 Milltown/Castlemaine 0-10 Report by Martin Collins (from Austin Stacks notes) THIS replay of round 1 of the Club Championship played in ideal conditions in Milltown on Saturday evening was as intense and as tight as the drawn game six days previously. With both defences excelling early on, the […]

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