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Mary and George Sugrue with their Volunteer Ireland award  for

Mary And George Win National Volunteer Ireland Award

December 6, 2017 at 10:13 am 2 comments

A COUPLE from just outside Tralee won a Volunteer Ireland Award at a ceremony held  to celebrate the country’s unsung heroes at a special ceremony in Sligo, the 2017 European Volunteering Capital on Friday night. From 27 exceptional volunteers, nine winners were selected for this year’s Volunteer Ireland Awards including George […]

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Tralee Credit Union’s Assets Grow To €220m

Tralee Credit Union’s Assets Grow To €220m

December 6, 2017 at 10:06 am Comments are Disabled

TRALEE Credit Union’s AGM next week will hear they have increased their assets to €220m, savings have grown to €187m and that they are in a strong position for the future. Tralee Credit Union will hold its 50th Annual General Meeting next Monday at the Rose Hotel in Tralee.  Its […]

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Tralee Golf Club Captain’s Charity Day Raises Thousands For Pieta House

Tralee Golf Club Captain’s Charity Day Raises Thousands For Pieta House

December 5, 2017 at 4:43 pm Comments are Disabled

AN event run at Tralee Golf Club in aid of Pieta House was a huge success during the summer and the proceeds were presented this week. The annual Tralee Golf Club Captains Charity Day took place on  July 8 in aid of the facility at Moyderwell and 33 teams took part […]

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Derry's Shoes for all the family, wanted helpers for Derry's Shoes, Russell Street, which is about to flood and pictured next to Garvey's first shop in Tralee, and next Cleary's Photographer's also in Russell Street.

PHOTOS: Images From John Cleary’s ‘T’was Only Like Yesterday’

December 5, 2017 at 3:41 pm Comments are Disabled

TRALEE photographer, John Cleary’s new book ‘T’was Only Like Yesterday’ is already selling well in shops all over town since it was launched last month. The follow up to ‘Through The Lens’ — which featured images of life in Tralee in and Kerry in the 1970s — his latest book of […]

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Conor O'Brien, Nicola McMahon(Irish Cancer Society), Adam Guerin, Gerard-Denis O' Connor, Robert Harrington.

ITT Students Present Proceeds Of Waxing Event To Irish Cancer Society

December 5, 2017 at 1:17 pm Comments are Disabled

THE IT Tralee Events Society held a charity event entitled “Strictly Come Waxing”, last March in aid of the Irish Cancer Society. The society recently presented Irish Cancer Society with a cheque for €1,800, the proceeds from the event which took place in the now closed Fabrik nightclub. On the […]

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Frank Hartnett, Kerry County Council; Joshua and Sharon Roche and Jean Foley of Kerry County Council in front of the Remembrance Tree at the Tralee Municipal District/Motor Tax Office on Princes Street. Photo by Dermot Crean

Special Christmas Tree A Place To Remember Those Lost To Suicide

December 5, 2017 at 12:44 pm 2 comments

A TREE outside the old Tralee Town Council building will once again be a focal point to remember those who have lost their lives to suicide with a special ceremony this Sunday. Over the last number of years the tree has served as a poignant reminder and a special service will take place on […]

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Launch Of January 5k A Day Challenge Next Week

Launch Of January 5k A Day Challenge Next Week

December 5, 2017 at 12:25 pm Comments are Disabled

THE launch of the 5k a day January challenge for positive mental health will take place in The Ashe Hotel on Tuesday, December 12 at 7pm. Everyone is invited and people will have the chance to register for the event on the night. Last year, Tralee man Colin ‘Poshey’ Aherne’s efforts […]

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David Scott of Tralee Chamber Alliance and Eva Grafstrom of Dairy Delights at the Tess Quarter Market on Friday afternoon. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Tess Quarter Market To Have More Stalls This Friday

December 5, 2017 at 10:52 am Comments are Disabled

A NEW market for December saw stallholders set up on Abbey Street and the numbers are set to increase this Friday. There were food stalls as well as arts and crafts for sale in the area which has become known as Tess Quarter, adding to the festive atmosphere around town. […]

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PHOTOS: Families ‘Cycle The Line’ To Highlight Tralee-Fenit Greenway Issue

PHOTOS: Families ‘Cycle The Line’ To Highlight Tralee-Fenit Greenway Issue

December 5, 2017 at 10:21 am 1 comment

FRIENDS of the Tralee to Fenit Greenway were invited to join a public cycle (or walk) on the urban section of the Tralee-Fenit Greenway on Sunday afternoon and there was a great turnout. A large number of walkers and cyclists of all ages, congregated at the Church of Our Lady […]

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Brendan Hopes You’ll Join Him For ‘Fenit Polar Plunge’ This Weekend

Brendan Hopes You’ll Join Him For ‘Fenit Polar Plunge’ This Weekend

December 5, 2017 at 9:56 am Comments are Disabled

SPECIAL Olympics Ireland are issuing a final reminder about the Fenit Polar Plunge on Saturday December 9 at 11am. The Kerry fundraiser for local athletes takes place at Fenit Harbour for the first time in this year. Special Olympics Munster are looking to build on a successful plunge in Cork […]

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New Lights Tested On The Mall

New Lights Tested On The Mall

December 4, 2017 at 5:40 pm Comments are Disabled

IN case you are passing on The Mall later and the Christmas lights are off here’s what’s happened. The new lights on the Mall are being tested again this evening for about an hour from 7pm. To facilitate this, the existing public lights as well as the Christmas lighting will […]

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Action from the game on Sunday. Photo: Liam Ryan

REPORT/PHOTOS: Garvey’s Tralee Warriors Banish Demons With Super Sunday Win

December 4, 2017 at 3:05 pm Comments are Disabled

Alan Cantwell reports on Garvey’s Tralee Warriors victory at the Tralee Sports Complex on Sunday… Garvey’s Tralee Warriors 89 UCC Demons 76 Garvey’s Tralee Warriors produced a performance of real quality at both ends of the court to overcome UCC Demons in a highly entertaining and at times highly charged […]

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Ailish O’Neill, National Youth Health Programme Manager pictured presenting Rena Powell,  Health Promotion Officer with the Kerry Diocesian Youth Service with a Gold Standard Health Quality Mark (HQM) from the National Youth Council of Ireland (NYCI) in Killarney on Friday. Photo: Don MacMonagle

KDYS Wins Gold Standard Award For Health Promotion For Young People

December 4, 2017 at 1:24 pm Comments are Disabled

KERRY Diocesan Youth Service (KDYS) was awarded the Gold Standard Health Quality Mark (HQM) in recognition of their work on health promotion for young people in the Kerry area, at a special event held in KDYS Youth Centre in Killarney on Friday. Ailish O’Neill, National Youth Health Programme Manager  presented Rena […]

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Book Launch And Art Exhibition At Tralee Library

Book Launch And Art Exhibition At Tralee Library

December 4, 2017 at 1:17 pm Comments are Disabled

A LOCAL writing group will launch its new book and art exhibition this Tuesday night at Tralee Library. The ‘Tapestry of Words’ from the Lesley Collins creative writing group will be launched from 6pm-8pm. Part of the event will include an art exhibition aimed at the whole community so anyone […]

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Tralee Rowing Club members after competing at Muckross HOR on Saturday 2nd December: Béla Winde (1st Place J16x1), Daithi O’Regan, Sarah Fitzgerald, Heidi Giles (Club Captain), Emma Fitzgibbon, Katie Nagle, Alayna Gannon, Nicolás Larkin, Luke Bishop and John Patton (Coach). Rowers Jack Walsh and Matthew O’Mahoney absent from the photo.

Tralee Rowing Club Junior Comes First At Muckross HOR Rowing Event

December 4, 2017 at 12:55 pm Comments are Disabled

A TRALEE Rowing Club junior member won 1st place for the club at the Muckross Head of the River (HOR) on Saturday, only a week after another junior competitor achieved the same result in an indoor rowing championship. Béla Winde finished in 1st place on the J16 x 1 (scull) […]

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Calling All ‘Star Wars’ Fans For Special Table Quiz In The Abbey Inn

Calling All ‘Star Wars’ Fans For Special Table Quiz In The Abbey Inn

December 4, 2017 at 12:41 pm Comments are Disabled

ARE you a serious Star Wars fan? Well the new SciFan Society of the ITT is having an event on December 7 in the Abbey Inn, Tralee starting at 8pm with some great prizes for those of you with a love for all things to o with the Force. This […]

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Gaelcholáiste Students To Raise Funds For Arlington Lodge

Gaelcholáiste Students To Raise Funds For Arlington Lodge

December 4, 2017 at 12:19 pm Comments are Disabled

GAELCHOLÁISTE Chiarraí Leaving Cert students will sleep overnight in school, on Thursday, December 21 in order to raise funds for a local homeless facility. The students realise that they are very fortunate and that Christmas can be a such a difficult time for a lot of people, especially the homeless. […]

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Roger Harty: Stillness Reigns Supreme

Roger Harty: Stillness Reigns Supreme

December 3, 2017 at 3:40 pm 1 comment

THERE are three things about advice that are very important. • You have the choice to take the advice or not. • Even if you take the advice it is of no use if you don’t apply it. • It is often very important to assess who is giving us […]

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Maria Rahilly, Aisling Thornton, Jane Sweeney,  Miriam Dowling, Chloe Davis and Gerri O'Brien at the St Brendan's Hurling Club Strictly Come Dancing at Ballyroe Heights Hotel on Saturday. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Style From St Brendan’s ‘Strictly’ Night In Ballyroe (Part 2)

December 3, 2017 at 1:02 pm 1 comment

AS we reported earlier (click here), Ballyroe Heights Hotel was the place to be for a great night of entertainment at the second St Brendan’s Hurling Club ‘Strictly Come Dancing’. The 11 couples had great support from the big crowd of over 400 present and Orlaith Hussey and Bobby O’Regan […]

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PHOTOS: #Tralee On Social Media This Week

PHOTOS: #Tralee On Social Media This Week

December 3, 2017 at 10:19 am 1 comment

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 it and we’ll see it)… It was cold but sunny in Tralee bay… A beautiful […]

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Aileen O'Brien, Julianne Walsh, Ciara O'Mahony and Carole-Ann O'Meara at the Rehabcare Blennerville Christmas Party at The Ashe Hotel on Friday night. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Christmas Party Fun Around Tralee

December 3, 2017 at 10:19 am Comments are Disabled

THE first weekend in December signals the real start to the party season and the town’s hotels, bars and restaurants were packed with revellers. We were out to capture a few party people around town. Scroll down for photos…

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Wardrobe's Sandra Rusk (second from right) with models Tish O'Flaherty, Pauline Gleasure and Catriona Mehigan at the Fashion and Beauty night in CH Chemists on Friday. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Helen And Sandra Give Ladies Tips For Party Season

December 3, 2017 at 10:18 am Comments are Disabled

CHRISTMAS party season is here and no better a duo than Sandra Rusk of Weardrobe and Helen Parker of Lancome at CH Chemist to help you prepare for it. The ladies held a special Fashion and Beauty Show at CH on Friday night. Sandra divulged her style tips while Helen Parker […]

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Contestants in the opening dance in the St Brendan's Hurling Club Strictly Come Dancing at Ballyroe Heights Hotel on Saturday. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Another Fantastic Night For St Brendan’s ‘Strictly Come Dancing’ (Part 1)

December 3, 2017 at 10:15 am Comments are Disabled

A MEMORABLE night of dancing and fun was had at the second annual St Brendan’s Hurling Club’s ‘Strictly Come Dancing’ in the Ballyroe Heights Hotel on Saturday. Over 400 people attended the event with the crowds arriving from early evening, waiting to get a good seat to view the entertainment. […]

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Tralee Fenit Greenway Group To ‘Cycle The Line’ On Sunday

Tralee Fenit Greenway Group To ‘Cycle The Line’ On Sunday

December 2, 2017 at 11:34 am Comments are Disabled

THE Tralee to Fenit Greenway group are inviting people to ‘Cycle The Line’ with them tomorrow to highlight the lack of progress on the project. This event will take place exactly a year after the last public event, a year which has seen little advance on providing the greenway. It […]

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Rita Ryan, Elma O'Brien, Fiona O'Connor, Bernadette Daly and Catherine O'Connor at the Born To Run Christmas Party and awards night in The Ashe Hotel on Friday night. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Born To Run Club Enjoys Christmas Party And Awards

December 2, 2017 at 11:11 am Comments are Disabled

YOU probably recognise them around town in their running gear, but on Friday night, members of Born To Run Tralee Marathon Club swapped their Lycra for their glad rags for their Christmas bash at The Ashe Hotel. The event marked the end of another successful year for the club, which […]

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Orla Young, Reidín Horan, Tanya Joy, Amy Phelan and Sam Dorgan at the Bon Secours Christmas Party at The Rose Hotel on Friday night. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Amazing Style At The Bon Secours Christmas Party

December 2, 2017 at 10:46 am Comments are Disabled

THE Christmas party season is underway in earnest now and a big one took place in The Rose Hotel on Friday night. The Bon Secours Hospital staff gathered for their annual bash and as per usual, the ladies looked very stylish on their well-deserved night out. Over 120 people enjoyed […]

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Bridge Street Works To Continue Until Mid-December

Bridge Street Works To Continue Until Mid-December

December 2, 2017 at 10:35 am 1 comment

WHILE the paving works have been completed on Bridge Street, it will be another couple of weeks before the street will be open to traffic at night. The main improvement works in the Mall/Bridge Street are now substantially complete. The paving on Bridge Street has been completed this week and […]

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KCFE staff with Santa Claus at the Kerry College of Further Education Christmas Party on Friday. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Festive Fun For Staff And Students At KCFE

December 2, 2017 at 10:34 am Comments are Disabled

MUSIC, food, song, Santa and, er, snow — all the ingredients then for a Christmas party. Students and staff from Kerry College of Further Education took a break from classes for a few hours to kick off the Christmas season with a party. They even had a snow machine for […]

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Toireasa Ferris Selected As Sinn Féin Candidate In Next General Election

Toireasa Ferris Selected As Sinn Féin Candidate In Next General Election

December 2, 2017 at 9:52 am Comments are Disabled

COUNCILLOR Toireasa Ferris was selected by the Sinn Féin membership to go forward as the party’s next general election candidate in Kerry, at a packed party convention held on Friday night at the Kerins O’Rahillys club. She was nominated by a number of cumainn in the county. The convention was being held […]

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Woman Dies After Being Struck By Car In Glenflesk

Woman Dies After Being Struck By Car In Glenflesk

December 2, 2017 at 9:43 am Comments are Disabled

Gardaí are appealing for witnesses to a fatal traffic collision in Glenflesk last night. At approximately 7.15pm, a 26-year-old female pedestrian was fatally injured when she was struck by a car on the N22 at Glenflesk Village. She was pronounced dead at the scene a short time later. The driver […]

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