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WATCH: Ballybunion In The Sun Never Looked So Good In This Drone Footage

WATCH: Ballybunion In The Sun Never Looked So Good In This Drone Footage

June 18, 2017 at 12:42 pm Comments are Disabled

FOR the beautiful sunny day that’s in it, this amazing footage of the beauty of the Ballybunion coastline was uploaded to Youtube a couple of weeks ago. The guys at Tralee-based Eagle Sky Media did a stunning job capturing the amazing cliffs, beach and Castle Green. Have a look below…

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Officer O'Malley plants a kiss on Siobhan Fitzgerald at Féile na mBláth in the Town Park on Saturday. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Crowds Bask In The Sun At Féile Na mBláth

June 18, 2017 at 12:24 pm Comments are Disabled

THE weather was perfect for the Féile na mBláth in the Town Park on Saturday. The crowds arrived from mid-morning and thousands passed through during a day of great family fun. Many enjoyed picnics having bought some delicious food from the stands while there was a host of children’s entertainment […]

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PHOTOS: #Tralee On Social Media This Week

PHOTOS: #Tralee On Social Media This Week

June 18, 2017 at 12:02 pm 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 it and we’ll see it)… A great event in a great town… Cracking day in […]

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Miriam Leane, Katie McAuliffe, Emme Fitzgerald and Ashling Murphy at the Kerry GAA Night of Champions at Kingdom Greyhound Stadium on Friday night. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Sunshine, Style And GAA Stars At The ‘Night Of Champions’

June 18, 2017 at 11:21 am Comments are Disabled

THERE was fashion, family entertainment and great racing at the annual Kerry GAA ‘Night of Champions’ at Kingdom Greyhound Stadium on Friday night. The Kerry Senior Football and Hurling players and management were there to meet the fans and the weather was especially kind. The Kerry GAA Supporters Club sponsored the […]

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Roger Harty: Android Phones / Android People

Roger Harty: Android Phones / Android People

June 18, 2017 at 11:20 am 3 comments

IF I am to be totally honest, I must admit that I was never a huge fan of science fiction. Perhaps this was for one of two reasons. a) I thought that the whole notion was too far-fetched or b) that it was a little too close to the bone […]

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At the launch of the Rose of Tralee 10k at the Rose Hotel on Friday evening were, in front; Chairman of Tralee Harriers Martin Fitzgerald, Derek Griffin, Mayor of Tralee Terry O'Brien, Kerry Rose Breda O'Mahony, and Michelle Greaney. Back from left; Race Director Martin O'Sullivan, Alanna O'Sullivan, Grace Creedon, Mary Fitzmaurice, General Manager of The Rose Hotel Mark Sullivan, Emer Hogan and Vice-Chairman Gene O'Donnell. Photo by Dermot Crean

Kerry Rose And Mayor Of Tralee Launch Rose 10k

June 17, 2017 at 2:57 pm Comments are Disabled

TRALEE Harriers Athletic Club have announced details of their route for their annual ROSE10K with Mayor of Tralee Terry O’Brien and this year’s Kerry Rose Breda O’Mahony jointly launching the event. The race is scheduled to take place on August 20 at 11.30am and will be started by reigning Rose of Tralee, Maggie […]

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Tim and Alannah O'Leary, Gráinne Costello, Jessica and Simon O'Leary at the Kerry Film Festival's Open Air Cinema screening of Sing Street on Friday night. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: ‘Sing Street’ Hits Right Note With Open Air Cinemagoers

June 17, 2017 at 2:44 pm Comments are Disabled

IT started later than scheduled due to how bright it is these nights, but the wait was worth it for audience who enjoyed the open air screening of ‘Sing Street in the Town Park last night. The fact that the Féile na mBláth is taking place at the same time […]

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Susan Sugrue, Tiana Caplis, Anne McEllistrim and Caroline Lynch at the start of the Pedal In The Park event from Tralee Bay Wetlands on Friday evening. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS/VIDEO: Beautiful Evening For A ‘Pedal In The Park’

June 17, 2017 at 10:57 am Comments are Disabled

THERE was gorgeous sunshine at Tralee Bay Wetlands on Friday evening for an event to get families together on their bikes for some exercise. The Pedal in the Park— part of National Bike Week which runs from June 10 to 18 this year — is now in its seventh year […]

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Noel Duggan gives chase to Andrew Barry. Photo by Dermot  Crean

St Brendans To Face East Kerry In Next Round Of Kerry SFC

June 17, 2017 at 10:22 am Comments are Disabled

ST Brendan’s will have to find a way to curb the threat of David Clifford when they face East Kerry in the next round of the Garveys Supervalu Kerry SFC next month. The Barry brothers and Co. will have a tough task in the Round 3 tie against the fellow […]

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Dr Caitlin: The Problem Of Bacterial Vaginosis

Dr Caitlin: The Problem Of Bacterial Vaginosis

June 17, 2017 at 10:22 am Comments are Disabled

Dr Caitlin O’Connor of Tralee Medical Centre at St Brendan’s Park on Bacterial Vaginosis… Bacterial vaginosis (BV) is common and causes a vaginal discharge, often with a noticeable smell. BV is not a sexually transmitted infection. It is caused by an overgrowth of normal germs (bacteria) in the vagina. Symptoms are […]

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McCann At The Movies: Dark Universe Gets Off To Lacklustre Start With ‘The Mummy’

McCann At The Movies: Dark Universe Gets Off To Lacklustre Start With ‘The Mummy’

June 17, 2017 at 10:21 am Comments are Disabled

Our movie reviewer, John McCann, says ‘The Mummy’ is an incoherent mess, but if you want to rest the brain… It’s hard to believe that it’s 18 years since Brendan Fraser and Rachel Weisz starred in the cheesy yet fun “The Mummy”. It’s even harder to believe that some Hollywood […]

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Know Your Rights: Long-Term Illness And The State Pension

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

Know Your Rights has been compiled by Kerry Citizens Information Service which provides a free and confidential service to the public… Question: I’ve been on Illness Benefit for over a year. I don’t ever expect to be fit to return to work. As I’m now nearing pension age, will I be […]

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Flogas Ireland's latest Brand Ambassador, Lizzy Lyons of Lizzy’s Little Kitchen, celebrates the first year anniversary of her café/restaurant in Listowel with Colm Daly, sales manager, Flogas Ireland. Photo By Domnick Walsh

Kerry Businesswoman Announced As Ambassador For Flogas Ireland

June 16, 2017 at 4:37 pm Comments are Disabled

LISTOWEL-based businesswoman, Lizzy Lyons has been officially announced as a Brand Ambassador for Flogas Ireland. The proprietor of Lizzy’s Little Kitchen, who recently celebrated the one year anniversary of her café/restaurant in Listowel, has been equipped with a Flogas Ireland demo unit to attend various events across Ireland to showcase […]

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Crowds at the Féile na mBláth in the Town Park on Saturday. Photo by Dermot Crean

Five Things To Do During Féile Na mBláth This Weekend

June 16, 2017 at 1:19 pm Comments are Disabled

After the rain of last year, thankfully a sunny weekend is in prospect making for perfect conditions for Féile na mBláth in the Town Park. Here’s a few things you might want to check out… 1. Food and craft village… Starting on Saturday morning, the food and craft village is […]

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Tralee Parnells SendOff to Feile with Martin Fogarty

Tralee Parnells Set Off On First Trip To Féile Tournament

June 16, 2017 at 12:23 pm Comments are Disabled

THE Under 14 team from Tralee Parnells hit the road by bus this morning for the premier competition in Ireland for hurlers their age. The Féile na nGael National tournaments are being held in Carlow, Kilkenny, Wexford from today until Sunday and for Tralee Parnells, achieving a place is a fantastic […]

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Active Kingdom staff present a cheque to Enable Ireland Kerry for €1,408.  Front from left; Emma Fitzgerald, Katie McAuliffe, Miriam Leane and Maria O'Sullivan. Back from left; Darragh McCarthy, Sean Scally of Enable Ireland Kerry, Paul Carmody, Paul O'Callaghan and Anthony Fealy. Photo by Dermot Crean

Family Fun Day Raises Funds For Enable Ireland Kerry

June 16, 2017 at 11:47 am Comments are Disabled

AN event held last month by Active Kingdom raised €1,408 for Enable Ireland Kerry Services. A family fun day was put on at John Mitchels GAA Complex at Ballyseedy by Active Kingdom and Sean Scally from Enable Ireland Kerry was very appreciative of their efforts. “We are delighted that Active Kingdom picked Enable […]

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Cathleen Raggatt, Brenda Litchfield, Jimmy Litchfield, and John Raggatt at the 'Friends of Cuan Mhuire' fundraising table quiz at the Brogue Inn on Thursday night. Photo by Lisa O'Mahony.

PHOTOS: Full House At Cuan Mhuire Table Quiz

June 16, 2017 at 10:34 am 1 comment

THEIR was great support for Cuan Mhuire at their fundraising table quiz held at the Brogue Inn on Thursday night. The night was organised to raise vital funds for ‘The Friends of Cuan Mhuire’, the nation-wide network to support people in recovery from addiction. The centre opens Monday-Saturday, from 10am-5pm at […]

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Mary O'Sullivan, Judy Costello, and Mairead O'Sullivan at the Summer Soiree of Art at Baile Mhuire Day Care Centre on Thursday. Photo by Lisa O'Mahony.

PHOTOS: Tralee Art Group Holds Exhibition At Baile Mhuire

June 16, 2017 at 10:20 am 1 comment

VISITORS to the Baile Mhuire Day Care Centre were treated to the talents of Tralee Art Group on Thursday night with their Summer Soirée of Art and Music. It was an occasion to launch the summer exhibition by the group and for guests to view the work while walking around the building and […]

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Tralee Company Wins National Contractor Of The Year Award

Tralee Company Wins National Contractor Of The Year Award

June 16, 2017 at 10:04 am 1 comment

A TRALEE business has won a major national accolade at the annual Plumbing and Heating Awards last week, with another local company shortlisted in two categories. Clash Plumbing and Heating won in the small contractor of the year at the 2017 at the awards ceremony in The Mansion House in […]

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Three Tralee Business People Honoured With Awards

Three Tralee Business People Honoured With Awards

June 15, 2017 at 8:33 pm Comments are Disabled

FIONA Kirby, Don Nolan and Mike McDonnell, three outstanding business people who have shown extraordinary commitment to their customers and the town of Tralee, have won Tralee Business People Awards for April, May and June 2017. The monthly award from Tralee Chamber Alliance recognises people who have made a positive […]

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Kevin Benner Honoured Posthumously With Lifetime Achievement Award

Kevin Benner Honoured Posthumously With Lifetime Achievement Award

June 15, 2017 at 8:13 pm Comments are Disabled

A MAN who made an enormous contribution to the life of the town was honoured posthumously by Tralee Chamber Alliance today, with a special lifetime achievement award. Kevin Benner of Benners Hardware passed away two weeks ago, after decades in the shop on Bridge Street which became a town institution […]

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From left, Inspired members, David Malone, Sinead Joy, Niamh O'Connor, Labhaoise O'Connor, Jonathan Collins of Ballyroe Heights Hotel, Inspired volunteer Maree O'Connor, Breda O'Sullivan, Denise O'Mahony, Carmel Roche and Jack Dowey Kingston at the launch of the fashion show for Inspired at Ballyroe Heights Hotel on Friday afternoon. Photo by Dermot Crean

Fashion Show From Inspired All Set To Be A Memorable Night

June 15, 2017 at 1:25 pm Comments are Disabled

MEMBERS of the Inspired group are putting the final preparations together for their fashion show in Ballyroe Heights Hotel tomorrow night. The show will take place on Friday, June 16 at 8pm, is the main fundraiser for the service  provided to young adults with intellectual disabilities at its Friary Lane base in Tralee. Inspired […]

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Free Open Air Cinema Screening In Town Park Is Booked Out

Free Open Air Cinema Screening In Town Park Is Booked Out

June 15, 2017 at 12:09 pm Comments are Disabled

THAT’S a popular movie! The Summer Open Air Cinema season returns to the Town Park tomorrow night and there’s not a ticket to be found for the first offering. Presented by Kerry Film Festival in association with Féile na Bláth/The Park Festival, the huge comedy hit ‘Sing Street’ has proved such a draw that […]

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Family Fun, Fashion And Kerry GAA Stars At ‘Night Of Champions’

Family Fun, Fashion And Kerry GAA Stars At ‘Night Of Champions’

June 15, 2017 at 11:17 am Comments are Disabled

THE Kerry GAA ‘Night of Champions’ returns to the Kingdom Greyhound Stadium this Friday night and it promises to be a night of great family entertainment. Along with the 11 races, the Kerry Senior Football and Hurling players and management will be present to meet the fans. There will also be […]

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Tralee Native Helps Bring First Hong Kong Rose To Festival

Tralee Native Helps Bring First Hong Kong Rose To Festival

June 15, 2017 at 10:23 am Comments are Disabled

A TRALEE man has been instrumental in ensuring a first Hong Kong Rose is Tralee bound this year. Clarissa Langley Coleman won the Hong Kong selection and will now travel to Tralee for the festival in August. Marcus O’Connor, son of the late Florence O’Connor of Tralee — a well-known […]

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Fairies To Enchant Children In Kilflynn As Festival Returns

Fairies To Enchant Children In Kilflynn As Festival Returns

June 15, 2017 at 9:36 am Comments are Disabled

  KILFLYNN Enchanted Fairy Festival, which celebrates all things magical for children and adults alike is taking place again in the scenic village of Kilflynn on Saturday, June, 24 and Sunday June 25. The Kilflynn Fairy Council have again teamed up with the local fairies, elves and magical characters to bring this festival […]

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Blue is the colour…Pupils from Castledrum National School, County Kerry, helped raise the Blue Flag on Inch Strand,  one of  Kerry County Councils 14 Blue Flags beaches for the 2017 season. Kerry beaches have again maintained their excellent standard this year with the awarding of 14 Blue Flags for 2017 by An Taisce – The National Trust for Ireland, raising the Blue Flag was, Gavin Sheehan, Eden Murphy, Carla Evan, Tirna Murphy, Kielan Foley, Dylan Ladden, Jamie Ladden, Sophie O’Connor.Photo:Valerie O’Sullivan/FREE PIC***/NO REPRO FEE***

Inch Strand Has Had Some Good Publicity This Week

June 14, 2017 at 3:28 pm Comments are Disabled

IT may have come in for mention as a great surfing spot by a famous rock star on Sunday, but it was Inch Strand’s environmental quality that was recognised today with the official raising of its Blue Flag. Members of Kerry County Council were present to raise one of the county’s 14 Blue […]

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Book On Great Famine In Tralee And North Kerry Launches Next Week

Book On Great Famine In Tralee And North Kerry Launches Next Week

June 14, 2017 at 2:52 pm 1 comment

A NEW book by a Ballyheigue native focussing on the Great Famine in Ireland and how it affected Tralee and north Kerry in particular, will be launched in O’Mahonys Bookshop in town next week. In ‘The Great Famine in Tralee and North Kerry’, author, Bryan MacMahon charts the various stages of […]

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Jade and Mai Moynihan at the 'Arrival Of Summer' party at Kirby's Brogue Inn on Tuesday night. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Brogue Inn Soirée Heralds The Arrival Of Summer Season

June 14, 2017 at 1:16 pm Comments are Disabled

A HOST of people involved in the tourism industry in Tralee were invited to a special night in Kirby’s Brogue Inn last night. It was all to herald the start of the summer season at the Rock Street institution where there will be live music seven nights a week and […]

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Lorraine Carey and previous winner daugher Elise Carey-McGibney 9

Poetry Talent Runs In The Family As Lorraine Collects Prize

June 14, 2017 at 11:08 am Comments are Disabled

A FENIT woman was a finalist in a recent all-Ireland poetry competition organised by Trócaire with Poetry Ireland. Lorraine Carey from Fenit, entered the competition on the theme of ‘Before the Storm’ and came joint-runner up.. 2017 is the third year Lorraine attended the annual awards ceremony, but this time it […]

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