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Zoe’s World: Everyone Should Be Entitled To Equality

Zoe’s World: Everyone Should Be Entitled To Equality

April 30, 2015 at 10:04 am Comments are Disabled

AS I am sure you are aware, the gay marriage referendum is coming up on May 22 and even though I can’t vote, I wanted to give you my opinion on why I would vote Yes. Growing up, I have always believed that we lived in an equal society. Of course, […]

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The Roast House Makes Top 5 Shortlist For ‘Best Cup Of Coffee In Ireland’

The Roast House Makes Top 5 Shortlist For ‘Best Cup Of Coffee In Ireland’

April 29, 2015 at 4:53 pm Comments are Disabled

A LOCAL business has made the shortlist in a national campaign being organised by ‘TodayFM’ to find the best cup of coffee in the country. The Roast House, located on Denny Street, today posted on their Facebook page that they had made it into the top five locations. They thanked […]

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The Horan Centre in Clash.

Rumours Of An Iceland Store Coming To The Horan Centre Intensify

April 29, 2015 at 4:03 pm Comments are Disabled

  RUMOURS that the UK food giant Iceland are coming to Tralee have jumped up a notch. Permission has been sought to allow the sale of foodstuffs at the old Kiely’s Electrical unit in the Horan Centre. Kerry County Council received a request from Donal Horan, to change the current planning conditions. […]

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Six IFTA Nominations For Gerard Barrett’s ‘Glassland’

Six IFTA Nominations For Gerard Barrett’s ‘Glassland’

April 29, 2015 at 3:33 pm Comments are Disabled

THE Kerry filmmaker, Gerard Barrett’s, new feature length film ‘Glassland’ has been nominated for six Irish Film and Television awards. Gerard Barrett himself has received two nominations for Best Director and Best Script while ‘Glassland’ is also is up for the Best Film award. The film’s two stars have received nominations, Jack Reynor for Best […]

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Blennerville School’s Green And Active Efforts Paying Off

Blennerville School’s Green And Active Efforts Paying Off

April 29, 2015 at 2:39 pm Comments are Disabled

BLENNERVILLE is celebrating this week after attaining another flag at the school. The staff and pupils at the school are delighted with the recent news that they have been successful in obtaining their second ‘Greenschool Flag’, this time in the area of Energy Conservation. There are seven Green Flags that you can […]

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Mick O'Dwyer at the unavailing of the statue of himself in Waterville in 2013.

Mick O’Dwyer Has Returned To Football

April 29, 2015 at 2:14 pm Comments are Disabled

IT HAS been announced that the 78 year old, Mick O’Dwyer, is coming out of retirement to take on an advisory role with the Louth senior football team. The Independent.ie have reported that Mick O’Dwyer has agreed to assist the Louth management for this year’s championship season. It’s now two […]

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PHOTOS: New Look Benners Hotel Opens Its Doors

PHOTOS: New Look Benners Hotel Opens Its Doors

April 29, 2015 at 12:59 pm 1 comment

  THE new Benners Hotel opened its doors to the public today and it’s looking great. The cafe was serving a full menu when we visited this morning and the reception area looks very cool indeed. In a nice link to the past, the cafe even has the old Benners clock […]

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Alan’s Not Cumming To Listowel For Writers Week

Alan’s Not Cumming To Listowel For Writers Week

April 29, 2015 at 11:10 am Comments are Disabled

LISTOWEL Writers Week have announced the cancellation of one of the writers due to appear at the famous literary festival in May. Alan Cumming, who has achieved huge fame through his roles in ‘The Good Wife’, X2: X-Men United and the ‘Spy Kids Trilogy’ was lined up to appear at the event on […]

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Great Fun And Prizes Up For Grabs In Summer Tag Rugby

Great Fun And Prizes Up For Grabs In Summer Tag Rugby

April 29, 2015 at 10:59 am Comments are Disabled

A WEEKLY mixed over 18’s Tag Rugby competition is set to kick off at Tralee Rugby Club at the end of this month. Tralee Tag Rugby begins on May 25 and will take place every Wednesday night between 7 and 8pm for 10 weeks. The competition has been an annual event […]

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VIDEO: IT Tralee Students Create Film To Highlight Mental Health Awareness

VIDEO: IT Tralee Students Create Film To Highlight Mental Health Awareness

April 29, 2015 at 10:45 am Comments are Disabled

“Sometimes it’s okay not to be okay” This is the message that a group of local students from IT Tralee are hoping to get across in their new video for ‘Ó Lá Go Lá Support Services’. The video, which aims to highlight that we should not be afraid of asking […]

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Paul Galvin in action for Kerry.

Paul Galvin’s Story Of His Early Trial For Kerry

April 28, 2015 at 4:41 pm Comments are Disabled

  HAVING recently made his return to the team from retirement, Paul Galvin has taken to social media to share some memories of his early days trying out for Kerry with his ‘World Cup’ boots. Posted on his ‘Instagram’ account and in true ‘Galvin Fashion’, it certainly makes for an interesting read. The post, […]

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Gaelcholáiste Students Receive ‘An Gaelbhratach’ From An Taoiseach

Gaelcholáiste Students Receive ‘An Gaelbhratach’ From An Taoiseach

April 28, 2015 at 4:05 pm Comments are Disabled

  GAELCHOLÁISTE Chiarraí students travelled to Dublin last Thursday to receive an award from an Taoiseach, Enda Kenny. The school was one of 40 to get the Gaelbhratach award at McKee Barracks. This award was initiated by Gael Linn and is given in recognition of students’ efforts to promote the Irish language. The Coiste […]

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Chamber Alliance To Act On Results Of Shoppers Meeting

Chamber Alliance To Act On Results Of Shoppers Meeting

April 28, 2015 at 3:18 pm Comments are Disabled

  RETAILERS in Tralee have committed to work through Tralee Chamber Alliance to better meet the needs of new and existing customers after receiving feedback from a recent Shoppers Meeting in the town. The Alliance has identified a number of short, medium and long term actions that need to be taken […]

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PHOTOS: Stacks And Mitchels March On But Na Gaeil And Ballymac Bow Out

PHOTOS: Stacks And Mitchels March On But Na Gaeil And Ballymac Bow Out

April 28, 2015 at 2:51 pm Comments are Disabled

Reports and action photos from the Kerry Club Championship ties involving Tralee area sides at the weekend… Senior Club Championship Quarter Final Ardfert 1-11 Austin Stacks 2-17 Austin Stacks gave the All-Ireland Intermediate Club champions a guard of honour as they came out onto their pitch in Ardfert on a dry […]

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Fenit Was The Star Of The ‘Nationwide’ Show On RTE Last Night

Fenit Was The Star Of The ‘Nationwide’ Show On RTE Last Night

April 28, 2015 at 12:42 pm Comments are Disabled

A FENIT photographer described how the support of his local community after a horrific road accident inspired him to give something back, during an interview broadcast on RTE last night. James McCarthy described to Anne Cassin of RTE’s ‘Nationwide’ programme how he and his family were involved in the car crash in […]

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Sarah McLoughlin, Sue Hook, Sadhbh Walsh, Sahauna Flynn and cox Hugo Wells, the first crew out for the Rowathon for Tralee Rowing Club are seen off by Minister Jimmy Deenihan, Mayor of Tralee Jim Finucane, Cllrs Toireasa Ferris and Sam Locke and club members on Saturday afternoon. Photo by Dermot Crean

VIDEO/PHOTOS: Club Reaches Its Target With ‘Rowathon’ Fundraiser

April 28, 2015 at 11:27 am 1 comment

  THE people at Tralee Rowing Club had a busy weekend of fundraising, as club members took part in a 24-hour ‘Rowathon’. Taking place from 2pm on Saturday and right through until the same time on Sunday, the rowers had help from other crews from Portmagee, Fenit and Caherdaniel and a […]

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Orlagh Winters: The Importance Of Using Your Vote

Orlagh Winters: The Importance Of Using Your Vote

April 28, 2015 at 10:29 am Comments are Disabled

SO where will you be on May 22? The answer to that question by each and every one of us should be, at the voting booth to vote in the referendum. I make no secret of the fact that I will be voting Yes and indeed I have written about […]

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Mercy Mounthawk Ready To Welcome ‘Cycle Against Suicide’ This Sunday

Mercy Mounthawk Ready To Welcome ‘Cycle Against Suicide’ This Sunday

April 28, 2015 at 10:01 am Comments are Disabled

  A LOCAL school will this weekend play host to over one thousand cyclists as they roll into town as part of mental health campaign, ‘Cycle Against Suicide’. They hope to promote the message that ‘It’s okay to not be okay and that you can ask for help.’ Mercy Mounthawk […]

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Call For Public’s Help As Boy Racers Cause Disturbances In Tralee Area

Call For Public’s Help As Boy Racers Cause Disturbances In Tralee Area

April 27, 2015 at 3:49 pm Comments are Disabled

  GARDAÍ are looking for the public’s help after the problem of boy racers reared its ugly head over past few weeks. The motorists are leaving their mark on roads in many parts of the county by doing ‘donuts’ in the early hours as well as keeping people awake with […]

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Gardaí Urge Vigilance Against Bogus Callers After Elderly Man Conned

Gardaí Urge Vigilance Against Bogus Callers After Elderly Man Conned

April 27, 2015 at 3:03 pm Comments are Disabled

  GARDAÍ are once again warning the public about bogus callers going door to door attempting to con people out of money. The warning comes after an elderly man recently handed over a couple of hundred euro to man claiming to be from the ESB. A well-dressed male called to the […]

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Woman Claims €500,000 After Buying Winning Euromillions Ticket In Glenflesk

Woman Claims €500,000 After Buying Winning Euromillions Ticket In Glenflesk

April 27, 2015 at 2:48 pm Comments are Disabled

A HAPPY lady left Dublin €500,000 richer this morning after collecting her Euromillions winnings after buying her ticket in Glenflesk last month. Despite playing the draw on Tuesday, March 10,it wasn’t until last week, six weeks after the draw, that she found out she was €500,000 richer. “I never check my tickets […]

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VIDEO: Ultan Dillane Interviewed In TG4 Rugby Coverage

VIDEO: Ultan Dillane Interviewed In TG4 Rugby Coverage

April 27, 2015 at 12:26 pm Comments are Disabled

FORMER Tralee Rugby Club (TRC) player, Ultan Dillane, was featured on TG4 during their rugby coverage at the weekend. The 21-year old Connacht player featured in a two and a half minute clip on the TG4 segment ‘Rugbai Beo’ along with his fellow player Aly Muldowney as he talked about how he is fitting into […]

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at the information meeting for the Kerry Rose 2015 contestants in The Meadowlands Hotel on Sunday. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Kerry Rose Contestants Meet Up In The Meadowlands

April 27, 2015 at 12:16 pm Comments are Disabled

  MANY of the contestants for this year’s Kerry Rose contest met up in the Meadowlands Hotel yesterday. Over 20 ladies from all over the county were briefed by organisers about the event which takes place on May 9 at the Ballyroe Heights Hotel. The current Kerry Rose, Mary Hickey, […]

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PHOTOS: Disgraceful Dumping At Banna Sand Dunes

PHOTOS: Disgraceful Dumping At Banna Sand Dunes

April 27, 2015 at 11:20 am 1 comment

A READER sent us in these photos (below) from yesterday of what greeted her and her family on a trip to Banna yesterday. Broken up furniture and rubbish littered the path near the sand dunes. “Myself and my family went out to ‘Banna 3’ today for a walk in the […]

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Tralee Guide Dog Owner Helps Roy Keane Launch Fundraising Day

Tralee Guide Dog Owner Helps Roy Keane Launch Fundraising Day

April 27, 2015 at 10:56 am Comments are Disabled

A TRALEE based guide dog owner met Roy Keane recently to mark Guide Dog Day which takes place on May 1 this year. Dara Kennedy and his Guide Dog Patsy met with Roy Keane at Irish Guide Dogs headquarters. Dara has had Guide Dog Patsy since July 2011 and said that […]

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Phil Martin, Marian O'Donoghue, Sarah Collins, Paul Giltrap and Elaine Culloty at the 'Walk For Life' event at the Tralee Bay Wetlands on Saturday evening. Photo by Dermot Crean

VIDEO/PHOTOS: Around 500 People Take Part In ‘Walk For Life’

April 26, 2015 at 11:25 am Comments are Disabled

THERE was an amazing turnout last night for a special mental health and suicide awareness/prevention event at the Tralee Bay Wetlands. The ‘Walk 4 Life’, a 5km walk to raise awareness of the suicide issue was a resounding success and a very special occasion for all involved. Around 500 people registered for the walk and there […]

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GIFS: More Changes In The Town Through The ‘Eyes’ Of Google Street View

GIFS: More Changes In The Town Through The ‘Eyes’ Of Google Street View

April 26, 2015 at 9:28 am Comments are Disabled

LAST week we used the wonder of ‘Google Street View’ (here) to bring you a series of images using the that showed the many changes that have occurred in the town over the last number five years. No we’ve had a look around town to find more changes made. They show just […]

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VIDEOS: Great Clips Show Beauty Of Tralee On Our Doorstep

VIDEOS: Great Clips Show Beauty Of Tralee On Our Doorstep

April 26, 2015 at 9:28 am Comments are Disabled

THERE are great amenities on our doorstep that many people in town don’t know about. But thanks to the people at Tralee Active Travel, you can watch two great new promo videos (below), uploaded in the past few days, for the Lee Walkway/Cycleway and Ballyseedy Wood which amply show how […]

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PHOTOS: #Tralee On Social Media This Week

PHOTOS: #Tralee On Social Media This Week

April 26, 2015 at 9:27 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) Gillian was certainly in the right place to take these […]

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Mary’s Innovative Approach To Education In Tralee School

Mary’s Innovative Approach To Education In Tralee School

April 26, 2015 at 9:17 am Comments are Disabled

  TRALEE Educate Together National School recently hosted an Open Day in the beautiful surroundings of Collis Sandes House, providing an opportunity for prospective parents to meet the staff and get to know the recently appointed principal, Mary Brosnan. Mary, a native of Lispole, took up her position last September, […]

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