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Gardaí Warn Of Phone Scam From 021 Number

Gardaí Warn Of Phone Scam From 021 Number

April 15, 2017 at 10:24 am Comments are Disabled

GARDAI are warning people of a phone scam where a number of people in Kerry have contacted them reporting getting calls from an 021 number over the last week. The person on the phone is claiming to be from the bank and states that there is a problem with their bank cards. The […]

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PHOTOS: Big Crowds Turn Out For The 20th Annual Good Friday Walk In Tralee

PHOTOS: Big Crowds Turn Out For The 20th Annual Good Friday Walk In Tralee

April 15, 2017 at 10:17 am Comments are Disabled

THERE was a great turnout at the annual Kerry Hospice Good Friday Walk which set off from The Grand Hotel yesterday. It was the 20th Good Friday Walk organised by Kerry Hospice which started in 1998 and around 200 set out on the walk with a few runners taking part two. The weather […]

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Out To Lunch: Sunshine Out In Spillane’s Of Maharees

Out To Lunch: Sunshine Out In Spillane’s Of Maharees

April 15, 2017 at 10:17 am Comments are Disabled

Spillane’s Bar Maharees SOMETIMES we forget how lucky we are here in Kerry. But a timely reminder comes every time the sun comes out. We don’t have to go far in Tralee with the gorgeous skyline by the canal or the beautiful town park. But recently on a stunning Saturday, […]

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Dr Caitlin: How To Pack A Healthy Lunchbox For The Kids

Dr Caitlin: How To Pack A Healthy Lunchbox For The Kids

April 15, 2017 at 10:16 am Comments are Disabled

Dr Caitlin O’Connor of Tralee Medical Centre in St Brendan’s Park on how to pack a child’s lunchbox with healthy food… Most children take a packed lunch to school, but making a packed lunch every day in the rush before school can become a real nightmare. How do you make […]

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Joan Dillon, Marie Rolls, Rosalind Moore, and Anne Tarint at the Spa/Fenit Good Friday Walk. Photo by Lisa O'Mahony.

PHOTOS: Braving The Rain For The Spa/Fenit Hospice Walk

April 15, 2017 at 10:16 am Comments are Disabled

THE bad weather didn’t deter locals from taking part in the Spa/Fenit Good Friday Walk yesterday. The Spa/Fenit branch of Kerry Hospice held the 10k scenic route walk in memory of the late Jerry O’Sullivan, whose brother took part in the walk on the day. Participants took off from The Tankard, […]

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Fabrik Hosts Top Irish DJ On Easter Sunday

Fabrik Hosts Top Irish DJ On Easter Sunday

April 14, 2017 at 3:41 pm Comments are Disabled

TOP Irish DJ Welshy is playing Fabrik Nightclub in Tralee on Easter Sunday night. Welshy is one of Ireland’s fastest growing DJ’s with some groundbreaking remixes. The young producer from Kilkenny has garnered over 20 million hits on his remixes. From humble beginnings playing to 10 people in his local bar to […]

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Andrew Morrissey, Liam Quinlan, Paula Moloney, Paul Stack, Sinead McMenamin, Kate O'Mara, Cathleen Griffin at the Kerry Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service in Tralee on Friday. Photo by Lisa O'Mahony.

Well-Deserved Free Lunch For Mental Health Services Staff

April 14, 2017 at 3:22 pm Comments are Disabled

THE staff at Kerry Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services had a treat on Friday when they received a free fish and chips lunch. Every Good Friday, Quinlan’s Fish runs a competition in association with Radio Kerry to give a fish and chips lunch to a workplace. They receive a number of […]

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Nora Gibbons, Michelle Fitzgibbon, Lisa Kelly and Julian Moruzzi at the Tralee branch of the  Irish Wheelchair Association's table quiz at The Greyhound Bar. Photo by Lisa O'Mahony

PHOTOS: Great Turnout For Irish Wheelchair Association Table Quiz

April 14, 2017 at 12:54 pm Comments are Disabled

QUIZ buffs gathered in The Greyhound Bar on Thursday night for the the Tralee branch of the Irish Wheelchair Association table quiz fundraiser. Well known entertainer Mark Leen, the Emerald Elvis, was MC for the night and was in his element for the two music rounds of the quiz. Spot prizes […]

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New Coach Education Programme comes to Tralee run by Kerry U21manager Jack O'Connor . Jack is pictured with Principal Carmel Kelly of the  Kerry College of Further Education based at Clash Tralee . Kerry College of Further Education (KCFE) Tralee is delighted to announce the introduction of a new Post Leaving Certificate Coaching and Sports Development Course at QQI Level 5 commencing September 2017. Supported by the Kerry County GAA Board, this course will be coordinated and delivered by All Ireland Senior Winning Football Team Manager and current Kerry Under 21 Football Manager Jack O’Connor. The course is starting in September 2017 and is the only full-time Coaching and Sports Development course in Kerry.  A unique aspect of the course is the wealth of knowledge and practical experience Jack O’Connor will bring to it.“This is a really exciting development for the College. The course is aimed at students and adults who wish to gain formal coaching qualifications and become master GAA coaches.  Students will spend much of their time on the training pitch and in the gym addressing the practical skills of coaching as well as gaining invaluable insights and knowledge of game video analysis, player performance analysis, player nutrition etc. “We are delighted to have developed this course in conjunction with Kerry GAA Board and we look forward to its roll-out in September” stated Carmel Kelly, Acting Principal of KCFE.Participants can expect a very active course with the emphasis on the practical skills of coaching in a GAA environment. The course content addresses GAA coaching to Level 2 (which is the advanced GAA coaching level), player development, game video analysis, endurance training, strength/conditioning, core GAA skill coaching in hurling and football, injury prevention, sports nutrition and sports anatomy and physiology. In addition students will have the opportunity to study the  theoretical components of coaching and to apply their practical skills and knowledge on the playing  fields.  On successful completion of the course the participants will achieve GAA Foundation and GAA Levels 1 and 2 Coaching Awards. In addition, students will also complete the Associate Refereeing Course. These nationally recognised qualifications will ensure students are gainfully employed in their chosen career paths. A key component of the course is work experience in a GAA setting. Working with Kerry GAA Board it is planned to place many of the coaches in local National and Post Primary Schools for their work placements. Graduates will receive a full major Level 5 Award in Sport, Recreation and Exercise with career opportunities which include GAA coaching, strength and conditioning, personal training, fitness instructing, in the health and leisure industry and community organisations etc. Alternatively Graduates may choose to continue to Higher Education with progression to Universities and Institutes of Technologies nationwide.  “The course supports the wider development of GAA games in the College. With access to the newly refurbished playing pitch adjacent to the college and Tralee Regional Sports and Leisure centre facilities, students can look forward to developing their coaching skills as well as participating in the Colleges Men’s and Ladies GAA teams” according to Carmel Kelly, Acting Principal of KCFE.Students will have the benefit of learning from a GAA master coach in Jack O’Connor. Jack’s many accomplishments include: Inter-county•	All-Ireland Senior Football Championship:•	Winner (3): 2004, 2006, 2009•	Runner-up (2): 2005, 2011•	All-Ireland Under 21 Football Championship:•	Winner (2):  1996 and 1998.•	Runner-up (1): 1999•	All-Ireland Minor Football Championship:•	Winner (2): 2014, 2015•	Munster Senior Football Championship:•	Winner (4): 2004, 2005, 2010, 2011•	Munster Under-21 Football Championship:•	Winner (5):  1996 1997 1998, 1999 2002.•	Munster Minor Football Championship:•	Winner (2): 2014, 2015•	National Football League:•	Winner (3): 2004, 2006, 2009•	Schools•	All Ireland Vocational Schools Championships 3: 1997, 1999, 2000•	All Ireland Colleges Hogan Cup 1: 2009•	Munster Vocational Schools Championship 3: 1997, 1999, 2000•	Kerry Vocational Schools Championship 3: 1997, 1999, 2000•	Munster Colleges A Championship 4: 2001, 2002, 2003, 2009“I am very much looking forward to running this course in the KCFE from September 2017.Gaelic football coaching is my passion and I think it will be a great course for people with an interest in this area. It will give the participants the qualifications and most importantly the confidence needed to embark on a coaching career themselves’’ said Jack O’Connor “Kerry County GAA Board  is delighted to be associated with this new and exciting initiative in KCFE. This course will further enhance GAA coaching in the county and offers the opportunity for young people to gain a professional coaching qualification that will be hugely welcomed at club and county level’’ stated  Tim Murphy, Chairperson Kerry County Board.Photograph including Carmel, Jack etc.….
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PRESS info -- New Coach Education Programme in TraleeKerry College of Further Education (KCFE) Tralee is delighted to announce the introduction of a new Post Leaving Certificate Coaching and Sports Development Course at QQI Level 5 commencing September 2017. Supported by the Kerry County GAA Board, this course will be coordinated and delivered by All Ireland Senior Winning Football Team Manager and current Kerry Under 21 Football Manager Jack O’Connor. The course is starting in September 2017 and is the only full-time Coaching and Sports Development course in Kerry.  A unique aspect of the course is the wealth of knowledge and practical experience Jack O’Connor will bring to it.“This is a really exciting development for the College. The course is aimed at students and adults who wish to gain formal coaching qualifications and become master GAA coaches.  Students will spend much of their time on the training pitch and in the gym addressing the practical skills of coaching as well as gaining invaluable insights and knowledge of game video analysis, player performance analysis, player nutrition etc. “We are delighted to have developed this course in conjunction with Kerry GAA Board and we look forward to its roll-out in September” stated Carmel Kelly, Acting Principal of KCFE.Participants can expect a very active course with the emphasis on the practical skills of coaching in a GAA environment. The course content addresses GAA coaching to Level 2 (which is the advanced GAA coaching level), player development, game video analysis, endurance training, strength/conditioning, core GAA skill coaching in hurling and football, injury prevention, sports nutrition and sports anatomy and physiology. In addition students will have the opportunity to study the  theoretical components of coaching and to apply their practical skills and knowledge on the playing  fields.  On successful completion of the course the participants will achieve GAA Foundation and GAA Levels 1 and 2 Coaching Awards. In addition, students will also complete the Associate Refereeing Course. These nationally recognised qualifications will ensure students are gainfully employed in their chosen career paths. A key component of the course is work experience in a GAA setting. Working with Kerry GAA Board it is planned to place many of the coaches in local National and Post Primary Schools for their work placements. Graduates will receive a full major Level 5 Award in Sport, Recreation and Exercise with career opportunities which include GAA coaching, strength and conditioning, personal training, fitness instructing, in the health and leisure industry and community organisations etc. Alternatively Graduates may choose to continue to Higher Education with progression to Universities and Institutes of Technologies nationwide.  “The course supports the wider development of GAA games in the College. With access to the newly refurbished playing pitch adjacent to the college and Tralee Regional Sports and Leisure centre facilities, students can look forward to developing their coaching skills as well as participating in the Colleges Men’s and Ladies GAA teams” according to Carmel Kelly, Acting Principal of KCFE.Students will have the benefit of learning from a GAA master coach in Jack O’Connor. Jack’s many accomplishments include: Inter-county•	All-Ireland Senior Football Championship:•	Winner (3): 2004, 2006, 2009•	Runner-up (2): 2005, 2011•	All-Ireland Under 21 Football Championship:•	Winner (2):  1996 and 1998.•	Runner-up (1): 1999•	All-Ireland Minor Football Championship:•	Winner (2): 2014, 2015•	Munster Senior Football Championship:•	Winner (4): 2004, 2005, 2010, 2011•	Munster Under-21 Football Championship:•	Winner (5):  1996 1997 1998, 1999 2002.•	Munster Minor Football Championship:•	Winner (2): 2014, 2015•	National Football League:•	Winner (3): 2004, 2006, 2009•	Schools•	All Ireland Vocational Schools Championships 3: 1997, 1999, 2000•	All Ireland Colleges Hogan Cup 1: 2009•	Munster Vocational Schools Championship 3: 1997, 1999, 2000•	Kerry Vocational Schools Championship 3: 1997, 1999, 2000•	Munster Colleges A Championship 4: 2001, 2002, 2003, 2009“I am very much looking forward to running this course in the KCFE from September 2017.Gaelic football coaching is my passion and I think it will be a great course for people with an interest in this area. It will give the participants the qualifications and most importantly the confidence needed to embark on a coaching career themselves’’ said Jack O’Connor “Kerry County GAA Board  is delighted to be associated with this new and exciting initiative in KCFE. This course will further enhance GAA coaching in the county and offers the opportunity for young people to gain a professional coaching qualification that will be hugely welcomed at club and county level’’ stated  Tim Murphy, Chairperson Kerry County Board.

Jack O’Connor To Deliver Coaching And Sports Development Course At KCFE

April 14, 2017 at 11:41 am Comments are Disabled

KERRY College of Further Education (KCFE) at Clash, Tralee, is delighted to announce the introduction of a new course delivered by a renowned Kerry GAA coach. Supported by the Kerry County GAA Board, this Post Leaving Certificate Coaching and Sports Development Course at QQI Level 5 course will be coordinated and delivered by […]

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Participants take off at the Park Run in conjunction with Operation Transformation on Saturday morning. Photo by Dermot Crean

Prepare For VHI Women’s Mini Marathon With The Parkrun

April 14, 2017 at 11:13 am Comments are Disabled

TRALEE women are encouraged to prepare for the VHI Women’s Mini Marathon by getting down to their local parkrun and kick start their training on April 22. Parkrun, in partnership with VHI, are extending a warm welcome to women training for the Vhi Women’s Mini Marathon with just over six weeks to go […]

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Company Set To Drill For Oil Off Kerry Coast In June

Company Set To Drill For Oil Off Kerry Coast In June

April 14, 2017 at 10:42 am 2 comments

A DUBLIN company is to start drilling for oil off the coast of Kerry in June. Providence Resources is on course to drill in the southern Porcupine Basin, about 220km off the south-west coast of Ireland. They have two projects, ‘Druid’ and ‘Drombeg’ and say there could be billions of barrels of oil at […]

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Participants at the Tir Na nOg Fun Run in the Town Park on Saturday afternoon. Photo by Dermot Crean

Six Things To Do This Weekend

April 14, 2017 at 10:29 am Comments are Disabled

It’s the Easter weekend and there’s shedloads to do over the next couple of days. Here’s just a few suggestions… Saturday 1. Tír na nÓg fun… The Tír na nÓg children’s Easter festival is on this weekend and there’s some great events for the kids. From 1pm to 3pm there’s […]

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Andrew Barry of Kerry in action. Photo by Dermot Crean

Kerry U21 Team For All-Ireland Semi-Final Announced

April 13, 2017 at 8:08 pm Comments are Disabled

The Kerry Under 21 Team to play Galway in the All Ireland Under 21 Championship Semi Final in Cusack Park, Ennis on Saturday evening 4:30pm has two changes in from the side that defeated Cork in the Munster Final. Injured captain Brian Sugrue misses the game; Tom O’Sullivan goes back […]

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Mairead Fernane, Kerry Hospice Foundation, Kieran Donaghy, Ted Moynihan, Chairman of Kerry Hospice Foundation and Kerry Person of the Year, Mary Shanahan, Kerry Hospice Foundation, Michael Ó'Súilleabháin, Andrea O'Donoghue, PRO of the Kerry Hospice Foundation at the Launch of the Good Friday Walk. Photo by Lisa O'Mahony.

The Good Friday Walk For Kerry Hospice Is Almost Here

April 13, 2017 at 5:54 pm Comments are Disabled

DON’T forget the Kerry Hospice Good Friday Walk will set off from The Grand Hotel tomorrow morning at 10am. It is the 20th Good Friday Walk organised by Kerry Hospice which started in 1998 and was the brainchild of Chairman of the Kerry Hospice, Ted Moynihan. The route will take participants out by Lohercannon to Blennerville, across by […]

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IT Tralee To Host Major ‘Food For Thought’ Event

IT Tralee To Host Major ‘Food For Thought’ Event

April 13, 2017 at 1:29 pm Comments are Disabled

A FARMERS market, cooking demonstrations, workshops, panel discussions and much more will take place at the IT Tralee later this month at a special culinary event. The ‘Food For Thought’ showcase is a must for anyone interested in food and the culinary arts and takes place on Wednesday, April 26. […]

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Top Line up for Women in Media event.

Top Line-up For Women In Media Event This Month

April 13, 2017 at 1:27 pm Comments are Disabled

WOMEN in Media, the annual celebration of the most influential women working in the public eye, is set to take place again at Kilcooly’s Country House Hotel, Ballybunion, from April 21 to 23. Women in Media is in its fifth year and aims to provide a forum for women to […]

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Two Easter Rising Commemorations In Tralee This Sunday

Two Easter Rising Commemorations In Tralee This Sunday

April 13, 2017 at 11:31 am 1 comment

THE Council and Sinn Féin will, as always, hold separate Easter Rising Commemoration events in Tralee on Easter Sunday. The Kerry County Council event will begin at 11am with the  formal raising of the National Flag at Páirc An Phiarsaigh, Denny Street, by Mayor Terry O’Brien and a reading of the […]

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Free Radicals Group To Perform ‘All Things’ At Siamsa Tíre

Free Radicals Group To Perform ‘All Things’ At Siamsa Tíre

April 13, 2017 at 11:21 am Comments are Disabled

A YOUTH theatre group will tread the boards with their end of year production next week in Siamsa Tíre. On Easter Monday, April 17 at 8pm, Free Radicals will present ‘All Things’ by Neil Flynn. Free Radicals Youth Theatre is Siamsa Tire’s official youth theatre and is for young people […]

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Niall Harty, Colm Cooper, Tom O'Connor and Joe Shanahan at AIB Tralee on Wednesday. Photo by Lisa O'Mahony.

Niall Sets The Bar High For AIB Startup Academy Competition

April 13, 2017 at 11:08 am Comments are Disabled

A TRALEE resident has made it to the final 14 in the AIB Start Up Academy Competition with his innovative product. Over 700 hopefuls were whittled down to just 14 finalists, who will compete for a wide range of prizes from AIB in the Light House Cinema in Smithfield, Dublin, on Thursday, April […]

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WATCH: Tralee Down Syndrome Kerry Shop Features On RTE News

WATCH: Tralee Down Syndrome Kerry Shop Features On RTE News

April 13, 2017 at 10:53 am 2 comments

THE Down Syndrome Kerry (DSK) organisation received some great publicity last night when a report was aired on the RTE News. The 3-2-1 shop on High Street received a visit recently from Sean Mac an tSíthigh and crew and he discovered what goes on there. Continued below… Adults with Down […]

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Tralee Man Part Of Team Awarded Pulitzer Prize

Tralee Man Part Of Team Awarded Pulitzer Prize

April 13, 2017 at 10:31 am Comments are Disabled

THE TRALEE man who was instrumental in breaking the international ‘Panama Papers’ story, of how the world’s rich and powerful allegedly were involved in complex financial arrangements to hide their assets from taxes, was part of a group awarded the Pulitzer Prize this week. Gerard Ryle is at the helm of the International Consortium of […]

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‘The Voice UK’ Open Mic Nights Are Coming To Tralee…Seriously!

‘The Voice UK’ Open Mic Nights Are Coming To Tralee…Seriously!

April 12, 2017 at 3:36 pm 2 comments

WANT to be the next superstar on The Voice UK? Well the show is looking for contestants from all over Ireland and Britain to take part and they are sending a team to Tralee next month. The show is a big hit in the UK with judges Tom Jones, Will […]

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A Very Good Friday For ‘Seafoodies’ At Ballygarry

A Very Good Friday For ‘Seafoodies’ At Ballygarry

April 12, 2017 at 1:12 pm Comments are Disabled

GOOD Friday is unofficially national fish day and to mark this, the people at Ballygarry House Hotel are planning a special evening. Their famous Seafood Speciality night returns and will be held in the sumptuous surroundings of the newly opened Restaurant 58 and is a must for foodies — or ‘seafoodies’ in […]

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Community Garden’s Season Off To A Sunny Start With County Clean-Up

Community Garden’s Season Off To A Sunny Start With County Clean-Up

April 12, 2017 at 12:34 pm Comments are Disabled

IT was a beautiful day for the beginning of this year’s season with the Tralee Community Garden Project in the Town Park. Participants helped out as part of the KWD County Clean Up that began last weekend. The project is collecting plastic bottles for the new recycled plastic bottle greenhouse being built this year, […]

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Garvey’s Tralee Warrior Named Basketball Ireland Player Of The Year 2017

Garvey’s Tralee Warrior Named Basketball Ireland Player Of The Year 2017

April 12, 2017 at 12:10 pm Comments are Disabled

THE Basketball Ireland 2017 All Stars and Players of the Year have been revealed and a member of the Garveys Tralee Warriors side has scooped the top honour. In the Men’s Super League, Garvey’s Tralee Warriors’ guard, Trae Pemberton won his first All Star and secured the title of Player of the Year after […]

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Kerry Sinn Féin Cllr Slams Danny Healy Rae Drink-Driving Comments

Kerry Sinn Féin Cllr Slams Danny Healy Rae Drink-Driving Comments

April 12, 2017 at 11:48 am Comments are Disabled

SINN Féin Cllr for South & West Kerry Damian Quigg has stated that the recent comments, in relation to drink driving, of Danny Healy Rae TD are totally irresponsible. Deputy Danny Healy Rae made comments last week saying “two glasses or three glasses of Guinness did not cause an accident for anybody.” […]

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Castleisland U 18 Soccer team winners of the Kerry District League in 78/79. front left Tomy O'Connor, John Loadan, John Loughlin, Capt. Willie Don O'Connor, Rory Kilgannon, Stephen Reidy, and Connie Murphy, back left Canon Dan Herlihy PP.  Philip O'Connor, Jack O'Rourke, Con Hartnett, Philip Horan, Pat Tangney, Gerard Murphy, Denny Lyons, Domo Lyne, and Coach George Callaghan.

PHOTOS: Another Trip Down Memory Lane ‘Through The Lens’

April 12, 2017 at 11:32 am Comments are Disabled

Well-known photographer John Cleary’s book, ‘Through The Lens’, is a treasure trove of memories for the people of Tralee and Kerry. Here’s just a few images from the book – which covers events from the 1970s and 80s – where you might see some familiar faces… We’ll have more great […]

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PHOTOS: Beauty And The Beast Wows Audiences At Siamsa

PHOTOS: Beauty And The Beast Wows Audiences At Siamsa

April 12, 2017 at 11:12 am Comments are Disabled

THERE was a big crowd in Siamsa Tíre last night for Bryan Carr School of performing Arts production of Beauty and the Beast. With a cast of over a hundred, aged from 5 years to 18 years, this Menken, Ashman and Rice Musical was produced and directed by Bryan Carr and ran […]

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Delegation From Chinese City Visits Tralee With Prospect Of Twinning

Delegation From Chinese City Visits Tralee With Prospect Of Twinning

April 12, 2017 at 10:56 am Comments are Disabled

A DELEGATION from a Chinese city visited Tralee yesterday with tentative plans to twin with the town. The delegation was hosted by Kieran Ruttledge, CEO of Tralee Chamber Alliance and John Griffin of Kerry County Council and visited a number of the town’s attractions. The delegation from the city of Taizhou were here to explore […]

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Women’s World Cup Trophy To Visit Tralee RFC This Month

Women’s World Cup Trophy To Visit Tralee RFC This Month

April 12, 2017 at 10:14 am Comments are Disabled

TRALEE RFC is hosting the Women’s Rugby World Cup trophy on Saturday, April 22 from 10am–1pm and the club is having a fun day to celebrate ladies and girls rugby. They are inviting everyone to come up and have a selfie with the trophy. Some past and present Tralee ladies players including Siobhan Fleming the current […]

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