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Gooch Humours The Boys From The West By Posing With ‘Mayo 4 Sam’ Poster

Gooch Humours The Boys From The West By Posing With ‘Mayo 4 Sam’ Poster

March 26, 2015 at 4:45 pm Comments are Disabled

  KERRY GAA legend Colm Cooper showed he was game for a laugh by posing with a famous Mayo slogan today. The Gooch has broken Mayo hearts many times over the years (see video below) but he went some way to building bridges with the western county, by posing with the boys of St. […]

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Pieta House at 28 Moyderwell.

Kerry’s Second Pieta House Branch Opens In Moyderwell

March 26, 2015 at 4:11 pm Comments are Disabled

  PIETA House, the organisation that helps those who are feeling suicidal or depressed, has opened a branch in Moyderwell. This is a welcome boost for the town as previously, if someone needed help from Pieta House, they would have to go to Castleisland to do so. The new building opened its […]

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Petrol Prices Continue To Rise As We Survey Who’s Cheapest

Petrol Prices Continue To Rise As We Survey Who’s Cheapest

March 26, 2015 at 3:45 pm Comments are Disabled

THERE’s been a substantial rise in the price of petrol in the Tralee area over the past month. In that time it has risen from its cheapest price of  €1.26.8 per litre to €1.34.9. Petrol has continued to rise since January when a litre costed as low as  €1.22.8. There has also been […]

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Data Shows Average Residential Rents In Tralee Have Remained Static Over Past Two Years

Data Shows Average Residential Rents In Tralee Have Remained Static Over Past Two Years

March 26, 2015 at 3:27 pm Comments are Disabled

A NEW survey has revealed the average rent prices for residential properties in Tralee have remained relatively static over the past two years. But tenants in Killarney pay, on average, €80 more than in those the county capital. According to data coming from the Private Residential Tenancies Board (PRTB) Quarterly Rent Index, which is compiled by […]

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PHOTOS/REPORT: CBS The Green Makes Russell Cup Final After Big Win Over Rivals

PHOTOS/REPORT: CBS The Green Makes Russell Cup Final After Big Win Over Rivals

March 26, 2015 at 12:35 pm Comments are Disabled

  Kerry Schools Football – Under 15A Russell Cup Semi Final Tralee CBS 4-13 St Brendan’s Killarney 0-9 Tralee CBS continued their resurgence as a footballing force with a comprehensive victory over St Brendan’s Killarney in winterish conditions in Farranfore on Wednesday afternoon. The win for Tralee avenged last week’s close […]

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Rockie Stars Help Launch Down Syndrome Kerry Family Fun Weekend

Rockie Stars Help Launch Down Syndrome Kerry Family Fun Weekend

March 26, 2015 at 11:30 am Comments are Disabled

BALLYSEEDY Garden Centre is getting ready for a weekend of fun in April all in aid of the Down Syndrome Ireland Kerry Branch. Munster club champions, Austin Stacks, are laying their weight behind Down Syndrome Ireland and the vital services they provide for the members all without any state funding. […]

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PHOTOS: Wool You Believe It? Twins Begin Schooldays In Moyderwell

PHOTOS: Wool You Believe It? Twins Begin Schooldays In Moyderwell

March 26, 2015 at 11:29 am Comments are Disabled

PUPILS of Moyderwell Mercy Primary gave a huge welcome to two new ‘students’ who enrolled for the day at the school on Wednesday. Great excitement filled the school with the arrival of twin lambs who are just nine days old from teacher, Mr Denis Griffin’s family farm in Clahane. They began […]

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Sinn Féin Gives Support To Dunnes Workers In Solidarity Protest Today

Sinn Féin Gives Support To Dunnes Workers In Solidarity Protest Today

March 26, 2015 at 10:31 am Comments are Disabled

MANDATE trade union have organised a Solidarity Day today to show Dunnes Stores workers, who are due to go on strike on April 2, and it has the backing of Sinn Féin. Sinn Féin Kerry County Councillor Pa Daly has called on the public and other political parties to show their […]

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Two Great Kerry Hurlers To Be Remembered In Tournaments This Weekend

Two Great Kerry Hurlers To Be Remembered In Tournaments This Weekend

March 26, 2015 at 10:04 am Comments are Disabled

TWO men who hurled with distinction for their clubs and county will be remembered this weekend in two tournaments. The 2015 Gary Scollard (Under 16) and Todd Nolan tournaments were launched last Friday in the John Mitchels GAA Complex by Robert Frost, Cathaoirleach, Comhairle na Mumhan. They go ahead on […]

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Gardaí To Crack Down On Speeding For National ‘Slow Down’ Day

Gardaí To Crack Down On Speeding For National ‘Slow Down’ Day

March 25, 2015 at 10:14 pm Comments are Disabled

  AN Garda Síochána in Kerry and nationwide will conduct an intensive national speed enforcement operation for a 24 hour period from 7am on Friday, March 27 to 7am on Saturday, March 28. The objective of operation National “Slow Down” Day, according to the Gardaí, is to reduce the number of speed […]

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TUI Branch At IT Tralee Give Notice Of Industrial Action

TUI Branch At IT Tralee Give Notice Of Industrial Action

March 25, 2015 at 9:46 pm Comments are Disabled

  THE TUI branch at the Institute of Technology Tralee has given details of the first stage of industrial action which will be taken in the dispute over the proposed merger between the college and Cork Institute of Technology. In a statement to the press this evening, the Teacher’s Union Of […]

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Hardy Bucks Boys Are Set For Ballyroe Gig

Hardy Bucks Boys Are Set For Ballyroe Gig

March 25, 2015 at 2:32 pm Comments are Disabled

  BUZZ, Salmon and The Viper of ‘Hardy Bucks’ fame will be appearing in The Ballyroe Hotel on Tuesday, March 31 for a night of laughs. Hardy Bucks Live, by AKE Promotions, promises to leave the crowd skitting. There’ll even be a chance to meet and greet the trio after. Hardy […]

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Zoe’s World: Adventures In ‘Stalking’ On Instagram

Zoe’s World: Adventures In ‘Stalking’ On Instagram

March 25, 2015 at 2:31 pm Comments are Disabled

  I HAVE accepted the fact that I will probably never like a photo of myself. Considering that it is a rather broad statement for someone with such an active instagram account (@zoe402), I can say that I never like a photo of myself that I don’t have editing rights to. […]

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Launching the Kerins O'Rahilly's Ladies 5K Easter Fun Run were, from left: Frank O'Connor, Christina Curtin, Bernice Hoffman, James Hayes, David Collins, Frank Mcloughlin and Yvonne Quill. Photo by Gavin O'Connor.

Run Off The Easter Eggs At Kerins O’Rahilly’s 5k Fun Run

March 25, 2015 at 11:35 am Comments are Disabled

KERINS O’Rahilly’s are organising a 5k family fun run on Easter Monday April 6, all in aid of the ladies and girls football teams which continue to go from strength to strength. All entrants in the run will be included in a draw for an Easter hamper. O’Rahilly’s will also […]

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Three Donkeys Found Wandering Around Ballyvelly Estate

Three Donkeys Found Wandering Around Ballyvelly Estate

March 25, 2015 at 11:27 am Comments are Disabled

RESIDENTS in a Ballyvelly estate woke up this morning to find a group of four-legged visitors in their area. Three donkeys were found wandering around the Cluain Ard estate but their adventure was short-lived as gardaí arrived soon after 7.30am. Attempts were made to locate the owner of the animals in the surrounding farms in the Kerries and Lohercannon area but this […]

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VIDEO: Tralee Musician Francie Conway And Billy Keane Urge ‘Yes’ Vote In Referendum

VIDEO: Tralee Musician Francie Conway And Billy Keane Urge ‘Yes’ Vote In Referendum

March 25, 2015 at 10:37 am Comments are Disabled

WRITER Billy Keane and Tralee’s own Francie Conway  have lent their voices and support to the Yes Vote campaign in the upcoming referendum on same-sex marriage on May 22 in a new video. The two men have recently uploaded a new video to YouTube in which they let their feelings known on […]

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Accepting their award for most artistic float from members of the St Patricks Day Parade committee were members of the Tralee Filipino Community, who were, from left:

Three Groups Honoured For Displays At This Year’s St Patrick’s Day Parade

March 25, 2015 at 10:30 am Comments are Disabled

THREE Tralee groups have been given  awards for their colourful exploits at this year’s St Patrick’s Day parade. The local associations that scooped an award each were, The Redeemed Church of Christ, Tralee Musical Society and the Tralee Filipino Community. All the awards were sponsored by Tralee Credit Union and […]

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Launching Austin Stacks new employment initiative 'Jobmatch' were, from  left: Catherine Rya, William Kirby, Patrick O'Sullivan (Chairman Kerry County Board), Liam Lynch and Billy Ryle. Photo by Gavin O'Connor.

Austin Stacks Keeps Players At Home With Employment Initiative

March 25, 2015 at 10:19 am Comments are Disabled

LAST year, Austin Stacks benefited greatly from an initiative to find employment for players who were struggling to get work in town. Now the ‘Jobmatch’ scheme has been officially launched. Austin Stacks manager, Stephen Stack, even has gone as far as saying that keeping six of his players  from going to work […]

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Foodies To Flock To See Michelin Star Chefs In Action At Festival

Foodies To Flock To See Michelin Star Chefs In Action At Festival

March 25, 2015 at 10:11 am Comments are Disabled

EIGHT of Ireland’s finest Michelin Star and celebrity chefs will be cooking up a storm in the Food & Wine Magazine Village hosted by Norah Casey, at the inaugural boutique festival at Killarney House Demesne on June 27 and 28. Derry Clarke (L’Ecrivain, Dublin), Ross Lewis (Chapter One, Dublin) and JP McMahon (EatGalway Restaurant […]

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McDonald’s Restaurants In Kerry To Give FREE Breakfasts This Friday

McDonald’s Restaurants In Kerry To Give FREE Breakfasts This Friday

March 25, 2015 at 9:56 am 1 comment

THIS is not a drill! McDonald’s Restaurants today officially launched Free Breakfast Friday, which will see the company give away 40,000 Egg McMuffins for free this Friday – including its Tralee and Killarney branches. In a press release we received this morning, all of the 87 McDonald’s restaurants around Ireland […]

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New Figures Show Kerry Drivers Among The Lowest In Country For Penalty Points

New Figures Show Kerry Drivers Among The Lowest In Country For Penalty Points

March 24, 2015 at 4:26 pm Comments are Disabled

  KERRY has ranked amongst the lowest in the country for drivers with penalty points according to an Irish Times report. Kerry ranks number 23 out of the 26 counties in terms of the percentage of points gathered by drivers, but is also ranked among the highest mortality rates on the roads in the […]

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VIDEO: Two Men Get Medieval On Each Other At The Museum

VIDEO: Two Men Get Medieval On Each Other At The Museum

March 24, 2015 at 3:51 pm Comments are Disabled

IF you were driving from south Kerry yesterday, you may have passed a couple of gentlemen dressed in full medieval armoury, hitchhiking on the road. No, you weren’t hallucinating, it was two lads from Medieval Armoured Combat Ireland who are raising awareness of their efforts to head to Poland next month as part […]

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Sergeant Eileen O'Sullivan, Miriam Lyons, Natalie Vanhattem and Chief Superintendent Pat O'Sullivan at the Kerry launch of 'Here I Am' on Saturday in the Manor West Retail Park. Photo by Dermot Crean

Exhibition Of Images From New Book Brightens Up Manor West

March 24, 2015 at 2:53 pm Comments are Disabled

SATURDAY was a suitable day for the Kerry launch of a new book containing 90 photos of children with Down Syndrome. March 21 was World Down Syndrome Day and there was a great turnout at the Manor West Retail Park for the event, where some of the photos from ‘Here I Am’ were […]

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Tralee Native Plays Part In Irish Women’s Six Nations Success

Tralee Native Plays Part In Irish Women’s Six Nations Success

March 24, 2015 at 11:16 am Comments are Disabled

THERE was a Tralee connection to the Irish women’s fantastic Six Nations win on Sunday. Ruth O’Reilly, originally from Ballyroe, but now living in Galway, plays in the prop and made a great contribution to their emphatic 73 to 3 away win over Scotland which clinched the title. In fact, she’s been […]

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Tralee Makes ‘Top Ten’ Irish Destinations On TripAdvisor

Tralee Makes ‘Top Ten’ Irish Destinations On TripAdvisor

March 24, 2015 at 10:08 am Comments are Disabled

TRALEE has been named in TripAdvisor’s ‘Top Ten’ destinations to visit in Ireland according to the annual Travellers’ Choice Awards. Tralee came in at No.10 with both Killarney and Dingle making their way into the top three on the list. Killarney usurped Dublin to take the No.1 Irish destination with Dingle in […]

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Orlagh Winters: Hit The Litterbugs Where It Hurts Most…Their Pockets!

Orlagh Winters: Hit The Litterbugs Where It Hurts Most…Their Pockets!

March 24, 2015 at 9:55 am 2 comments

SO after last week’s moan about people who inconsiderately park in disabled spaces, I am on a bit of a roll in the pet hates department. This week my target is people who think it is quite acceptable to throw litter or dump their rubbish in the countryside. Only yesterday […]

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Gardaí Seize €10,000 Worth Of Heroin In Shanakill Area

Gardaí Seize €10,000 Worth Of Heroin In Shanakill Area

March 24, 2015 at 9:38 am Comments are Disabled

GARDAI have seized an estimated €10,000 worth of heroin in the Shanakill area of town. The discovery was by the Kerry Garda Division Drugs Unit at a house on Sunday night and man and a woman were arrested at the scene. They are being held at Tralee Garda Station under sections 3 and […]

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St Pat's, Sean Hayes, is tackled by Na Gaeil's, Darragh Sheehy. Photo by Gavin O'Connor.

PHOTOS: GAA Round Up – Walsh Excels For Blues While Mitchels And St Pat’s Win

March 23, 2015 at 4:36 pm Comments are Disabled

  IT was the opening weekend of the Credit Union Senior Football League which saw Tralee town and area teams in action at home and around the county. Below are brief reports and scroll to the bottom to check out photos from yesterday’s action… Division 1 Finuge 0-8 – 3-17 Kerins O’Rahilly’s  […]

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Vehicle Smashes Through Railway Barriers At Farranfore

Vehicle Smashes Through Railway Barriers At Farranfore

March 23, 2015 at 3:40 pm Comments are Disabled

  GARDAI are looking for witnesses to a dangerous act of criminal damage where a vehicle smashed through the railway barriers in Farranfore. It happened on St Patrick’s Day at 12.30pm. The barriers were down, indicating a train was on the way, but this driver decided to go through taking the barriers […]

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VIDEO: Well-Known Camp Publican Features In New Ad For AIB

VIDEO: Well-Known Camp Publican Features In New Ad For AIB

March 23, 2015 at 2:57 pm 1 comment

  A CAMP publican is currently starring in a new TV advertisement as part of a campaign by AIB Bank. Mike O’Neill of The Railway Tavern is featured in the video, which can be watched below, talking about his love for the Volkswagen Beetle car model and how he has become […]

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