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Contestants in the 'Lip Sing' Contest Jimmy Adams, Bridie Courtney, Amy Crean and Michael Hurley. Photo by Dermot Crean

Six Things To Do This Weekend

October 13, 2017 at 9:43 am Comments are Disabled

Glory be, it’s the weekend! There’s a whole host of stuff on around town for all tastes, so here’s a few ideas of what to get up to… Saturday 1. Open days… The Tralee secondary school open days take place over the next week and Saturday sees Colaiste Gleann Lí […]

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Tralee Woman’s Book Shortlisted For Award In UK

Tralee Woman’s Book Shortlisted For Award In UK

October 12, 2017 at 5:29 pm Comments are Disabled

A TRALEE woman’s book has been shortlisted for the Warwick Prize for Women in Translation. ‘The Coast Road’ by Ailbhe Ní Ghearbhuigh, who is originally from Derrylea in Oakpark, is shortlisted with five other entries for this new prize from the University of Warwick in Coventry, which aims to address […]

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Cameraman Klaus Kappa with June Carey, Rose of Tralee Jennifer Byrne and Colm Flynn of RTE Today in the Town Park on Thursday afternoon. Photo by Dermot Crean

More Good Publicity On The Way For Tralee With Popular RTE Show

October 12, 2017 at 3:50 pm Comments are Disabled

IT’S all Kerry these days on the RTE ‘Today’ show. The afternoon programme hosted by Dáithí Ó Sé and Maura Derrane sees Tralee native Mary O’Donnell in a regular beauty spot, Ballyfinnane-based fashionista Orla Diffily dispensing style advice, but we’ll see more of the town on the show soon. Their […]

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James Pembroke and Brian Hurley who made 'Living With Lyme Disease'.

Kerry Filmmakers Lyme Disease Documentary To Be Shown On RTE

October 12, 2017 at 11:38 am Comments are Disabled

THE powerful and highly emotive documentary ‘Living with Lyme Disease’ presented by Tralee native Brian Hurley and co-produced by James and David Pembroke will be broadcast on RTE ONE Television on October 18 at 10.35pm. The programme, initially aired on Irish TV, examines how a tiny tick bite can dramatically […]

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Take That’s Gary Barlow To Play Gig At INEC

Take That’s Gary Barlow To Play Gig At INEC

October 12, 2017 at 11:18 am Comments are Disabled

ANY Take That fans out there? Well Gary Barlow has announced that he will embark on a solo tour of the UK and Ireland next year taking in a gig at the INEC, Killarney. It’s sure to please the thousands of Kerry fans of the singer who is responsible for […]

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Scoil Eoin fifth class pupils Rachel O'Mahony, Daniel Kirby, Lucy O'Connor and Ben Murphy who made a model, using lego, of how the town could be improved for people exiting from the train station. Also included is teacher Susan Sugrue and Mayor of Tralee Norma Foley at the Community and Business Expo on Enterprise in Tralee at The Rose Hotel on Wednesday. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Tralee Comes Together To Impress Enterprising Town Judges

October 12, 2017 at 9:41 am Comments are Disabled

THE Tralee community pulled out all the stops yesterday, as they welcomed the  Bank of Ireland National Enterprising Town Competition judges to town. The national competition — with a total prize fund of €110,000  — has 78 entries from 31 local/city authority areas vying to be crowned Bank of Ireland’s National Enterprising […]

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Transition Kerry

Transition Kerry Talk On Climate Change

October 12, 2017 at 9:37 am Comments are Disabled

A TALK On ‘Community Solutions For Climate Change’ will take place on Saturday November 11 in Manor West Hotel from 9.30 – 4pm. The event will focus on what kind of future do we want to create for Kerry and how do we create community solutions to the challenges of climate […]

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Weardrobe To Celebrate 20th Birthday With Fundraising Fashion Show

Weardrobe To Celebrate 20th Birthday With Fundraising Fashion Show

October 11, 2017 at 8:17 pm Comments are Disabled

THERE’S a great night of fashion and fundraising ahead on this Thursday night with a local business celebrating its 20th birthday. The Ashe Hotel is the location for Weardrobe’s celebratory fashion night in association with the Kerry Rape and Sexual Abuse Centre which will benefit from all proceeds. Weardrobe’s suppliers […]

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Contestants in the 'Lip Sing' Contest Emelia Lowe, Jacinta Hobbert and Pat Reidy. Photo by Dermot Crean

Just Days To Go Until ‘Lip Sing’ For Enable Ireland Kerry

October 11, 2017 at 3:03 pm Comments are Disabled

SATURDAY night sees the Enable Ireland Kerry ‘Lip Sing’ return this year after a great success in 2016. They will be holding the event at Ballyroe Heights Hotel and 12 acts will battle it out to become this year’s Lip Sing Champion. Choreographer Jackie O’Mahony has been putting each participant through […]

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Highlighting Mental Health Week at IT Tralee were in front; Michelle Rowan and Petrina Comerford. At back; Mary McCoy, Shaun Walsh, Helen Edgar and Jessica Murphy. Photo by Dermot Crean

ITT Students Union Organises Mental Health Week Events

October 11, 2017 at 11:34 am Comments are Disabled

YESTERDAY was World Mental Health Day, but up at IT Tralee the students are holding a weeklong series of events to highlight the issue. “We’ve organised a series of events for Mental Health Week on campus so that students are aware of mental health issues and to ensure it is […]

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At the new sculpture in Blennerville NS were, at back, pupils Alan Bak, Conor O'Neill, Katelyn Laide, Rhianna O'Brien and Uchuko Efegbare. In front; Principal of Blennerville NS Terry O'Sullivan, artist Marjorie Cunningham, teacher Louise Brassil and Ann O'Shea Daly. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: New Sculpture Is A Hit With Pupils And Staff At Blennerville School

October 11, 2017 at 11:05 am Comments are Disabled

A NEW sculpture created at Blennerville National School is proving a big hit with staff and pupils since it was installed during the summer break. The school commissioned an art project for the school yard, funded through the Government’s Per Cent for Art Scheme. A local award-winning sculptor, Marjorie Cunningham […]

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Celebrated Author To Grace ‘The OtherSide’ This Month

Celebrated Author To Grace ‘The OtherSide’ This Month

October 11, 2017 at 9:51 am Comments are Disabled

THE man behind the legendary character Ross O’Carroll Kelly, will be chatting about his famous creation and other work at the next edition of The OtherSide chat show taking place on Friday, October 27 at Benners Hotel. Paul Howard is best known as the creator of the iconic fictional rugby jock […]

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SPONSORED: Coláiste Gleann Lí — Where Your Child Is More Than A Number

SPONSORED: Coláiste Gleann Lí — Where Your Child Is More Than A Number

October 11, 2017 at 9:51 am Comments are Disabled

THE Open Day for Coláiste Gleann Lí post primary school in Clash will take place this Saturday, October 14th from 10am to 1pm. “Since the school was established four years ago, its enrolments have continued to increase steadily, the rise in students numbers is seen as a testimony to the hard work […]

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One of the worlks in the Crux exhibition.

Exhibition Of Hand-Crafted Metalworks At Siamsa Tíre

October 11, 2017 at 9:50 am Comments are Disabled

SIAMSA Tíre will officially open its latest visual arts exhibition ‘Crux: A Dialogue in Metal’, on this Thursday, October 12 at 6pm in the Round Gallery. Open to all, John Tynan, Head of Education, Training & Development with the Design and Crafts Council of Ireland will provide a talk on this […]

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REPORT: O’Sullivan’s Last Gasp Winner Sees Garvey’s Tralee Warriors Home Against Moycullen

REPORT: O’Sullivan’s Last Gasp Winner Sees Garvey’s Tralee Warriors Home Against Moycullen

October 10, 2017 at 6:26 pm Comments are Disabled

A report on Saturday night’s Men’s Superleague match from Alan Cantwell.. Garvey’s Tralee Warriors 73 Moycullen 70 Garvey’s Tralee Warriors brought the house down at the Tralee Sports Complex last night when team captain Darren O’Sullivan landed a three pointer with just 6 seconds on the clock to secure an […]

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SPONSORED: Develop Your Passion For Music At Deirdre Dooley’s Academy

SPONSORED: Develop Your Passion For Music At Deirdre Dooley’s Academy

October 10, 2017 at 6:17 pm Comments are Disabled

“For me, music is something I’ve always had, whether you have a good day or a bad day, it’s always there. Like a friend. As a teenager you could just close the door and put your heart into it. I love it.” — Deirdre Dooley THESE are exciting times for […]

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Catherine Doolan, Orla Brosnan and Trish Murray at the Tralee Bay Swimming Club/Tralee Triathlon Club awards night in The Meadowlands Hotel on Saturday night. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Swimming And Triathlon Clubs Enjoy End Of Season Awards

October 10, 2017 at 4:56 pm Comments are Disabled

MEMBERS of two great Tralee clubs got together on Saturday night for an end of season social and awards night. Tralee Bay Swimming Club and Tralee Triathlon Club have had another great year so the event at the Meadowlands Hotel was a chance to get together and enjoy a night […]

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PHOTOS: Gaelcholáiste Fifth Years Bask In Sunshine On Trip To Barcelona

PHOTOS: Gaelcholáiste Fifth Years Bask In Sunshine On Trip To Barcelona

October 10, 2017 at 3:02 pm Comments are Disabled

FIFTH Year students of Gaelcholáiste Chiarraí were kept busy for the four days they spent in Barcelon this week. The students return on Tuesday night, but they had a great time in the Catalan city. After a long night of travelling they started their trip by a tour of the […]

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Launching the Over 35s Inter-Firm Soccer Tournament at The Low Field on Monday were Pa Daly, Paudie Collins of Kerry Cancer Support Group and Eoin Kelliher. Holding the ball is Olivia Crean. Photo by Dermot Crean

The Tralee Inter-Firm Soccer Tournament Is Back!

October 10, 2017 at 12:53 pm Comments are Disabled

AFTER the big success of last year’s event, teams are invited once again to take part in the Tralee Inter-Firm Soccer Tournament in aid of Kerry Cancer Support Group. The event last year saw 30 teams from all over town take part, from the gardaí, Kerry County Council, estates, local […]

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Former Kerry star Aidan O'Mahony with Kerry minors Ciaran O'Reilly, Ryan O'Neill, Diarmuid O'Connor and Dylan Casey at the launch of the Kerry Hospice Christmas Cards on Monday night. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Minors Help Launch Kerry Hospice Christmas Cards

October 10, 2017 at 12:11 pm Comments are Disabled

KERRY All-Ireland winning minors and Aidan O’Mahony were on hand last night for the launch of the 2017 Kerry Hospice Christmas cards at Suaimhneas, the  Palliative Care Day Care Unit at UHK. A huge crowd of volunteers from around the county attended and at the end of the night over […]

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Blennerville Windmill in the sunshine. Photo by Gavin O'Connor.

Seminar On Providing AirBnB And B&B In Tralee And North Kerry

October 10, 2017 at 9:57 am 1 comment

FÁILTE Ireland and Kerry County Council will hold an information seminar in Listowel next week for anyone interested in providing tourist accommodation in Tralee and north Kerry. The seminar will take place on Monday next, October 16 in St John’s Theatre, Listowel at 7.30pm. The event is aimed at marketing […]

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Caption L-R: Gary Horgan, Knocknagoshel, Ciara Daly, Listowel, Gavin Lyne, Killarney who are in Abu Dhabi for the

Kerry ETB Trainees Part Of Irish Team At World Skills 2017

October 10, 2017 at 9:44 am Comments are Disabled

THREE apprentices from Kerry Education and Training Board flew out to Abu Dhabi this week to participate in WorldSkills 2017. Gavin Lyne and Gary Horgan and trainee Ciara Daly, will represent Ireland at the 44th WorldSkills, in the areas of Automobile Technology, Heavy Vehicle Mechanics & Beauty Therapy, competing against 68 other countries. WorldSkills […]

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IT Tralee Joins Forces With Dalata Hotel Group

IT Tralee Joins Forces With Dalata Hotel Group

October 10, 2017 at 9:38 am Comments are Disabled

THE Institute of Technology Tralee  has just commenced the delivery of a new series of programmes in collaboration with the Dalata Hotel Group. Dalata is Ireland’s largest hotel operator, with a current portfolio of 38 three and four star hotels with over 7,700 rooms. Dalata successfully operate Ireland’s two largest […]

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Gardaí Seek Public’s Help After Tools And Gates Stolen In Separate Robberies

Gardaí Seek Public’s Help After Tools And Gates Stolen In Separate Robberies

October 9, 2017 at 4:38 pm Comments are Disabled

GARDAI are seeking the public’s help after almost€1,000 worth of tools were taken from a portakabin at a house in Lisardboula last week. The robbery occurred between Thursday, October 5 and Friday, October 6. The tools included a De Walt battery drills, spanner sets, electric jigsaws, angle grinders and various […]

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Mario Rosenstock Is Coming Back To Kerry

Mario Rosenstock Is Coming Back To Kerry

October 9, 2017 at 3:21 pm Comments are Disabled

IT’S a busy day for gig announcements in the INEC. This morning The Coronas revealed they are coming in December and now Mario Rosenstock is set to take in a date in the Killarney venue for his one-man stage show ‘In Your Face’ on May 4, 2018. The brand new […]

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Well-Known Beauty/Fashion Journalist For CH Chemists

Well-Known Beauty/Fashion Journalist For CH Chemists

October 9, 2017 at 3:00 pm Comments are Disabled

BEAUTY and fashion journalist, Triona McCarthy, is coming to Tralee for a special event next week. The sometime TV presenter will be in CH Chemists on Friday, October 20 at 7pm for their ‘Autumn Beauty Edit’ in association with Clarins. Triona has recently been on our TV screens in RTE’s […]

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Recovery Haven To Host Pink Nails Coffee Morning

Recovery Haven To Host Pink Nails Coffee Morning

October 9, 2017 at 1:59 pm Comments are Disabled

TO mark Breast Cancer Awareness month this October, Recovery Haven Kerry will host its annual Pink Nails Coffee Morning at its Tralee headquarters at 5 Haig’s Terrace on Thursday, October 19, from 11am -1.30pm. The fun event offers ladies the chance to have their nails painted free of charge by […]

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Tom Lawlor, Chairman Tralee Credit Union welcoming their new CEO, Pa Laide with  Katrina Rice, Chief Operations Officer, Tralee Credit Union. Photo by Dermot Crean

Pa Laide Appointed New CEO Of Tralee Credit Union

October 9, 2017 at 12:25 pm Comments are Disabled

TRALEE Credit Union has appointed Pa Laide as their new CEO. A native of Tralee and well known former Kerry footballer, Pa has over 27 years’ experience working in financial services with AIB Bank and has held various positions in management and business development. More recently, Pa has been Branch […]

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Brendan Brosnan clears the ball despite Paul O'Carroll's efforts. Photo by Dermot Crean

REPORT/PHOTOS: Lixnaw And Ballyduff To Do It All Again

October 9, 2017 at 11:05 am Comments are Disabled

Mike O’Halloran on a Garveys Supervalu Kerry SHC final where both teams will have learnt a lot for the replay… Lixnaw 1-18 Ballyduff 2-15 They said it was going to be close and I had predicted a win for Lixnaw by a point or two, but it ended up all […]

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The Coronas To Return For Kerry Gig In December

The Coronas To Return For Kerry Gig In December

October 9, 2017 at 10:44 am Comments are Disabled

ONE of Ireland’s most popular rock bands, The Coronas,have announced a show in the INEC in December. The band’s three Christmas shows in Dublin’s Olympia Theatre on 5th, 7th, and 10th of December are now sold out so the December 29 gig in Killarney is expected to follow suit. Standing tickets €27.90/seated tickets […]

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