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Orlagh Winters: Pride In Kerry Designers

Orlagh Winters: Pride In Kerry Designers

May 7, 2014 at 10:04 am 2 comments

OK, so I know that I am a blow-in living in Kerry but I am very proud of the designers and miliners here in The Kingdom. It really is no wonder that these designs constantly adorn the social pages and win numerous best dressed events at racecourses throughout the country. […]

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Probus Gets To The Art Of The Matter

Probus Gets To The Art Of The Matter

May 7, 2014 at 9:15 am 1 comment

A LARGE crowd gathered in Tralee Library on Tuesday evening for the official opening of the Probus art exhibition. “Every year we do an art exhibition of our works from the Kerry Probus groups and this is our sixth exhibition,” said co-ordinator of the exhibition, Phil Hussey. “We have both men […]

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London Rose

Donegal Teacher Is London Rose

May 6, 2014 at 1:54 pm Comments are Disabled

AN award winning teacher has been named as the 2014 London Rose. Saoirse Faughnan from Letterkenny, Donegal and a secondary school teacher for Burnt Mill Academy in Essex, has been previously awarded as an Outstanding Teacher in her school and is also nominated for a Teachers Award. The 24-year-old was […]

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Mary O’Donnell: Some Hair-Raising Facts!

Mary O’Donnell: Some Hair-Raising Facts!

May 6, 2014 at 12:50 pm Comments are Disabled

I RECENTLY attended the Viviscal Hair Confessions launch in Dublin. Viviscal is an Irish success story as it is the World’s best selling hair supplement and has been proven by seven separate clinical trials. This award winning company’s product is sold in over 25 countries. I met the lovely Maia […]

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Film Review: ‘Bad Neighbours’

Film Review: ‘Bad Neighbours’

May 6, 2014 at 8:28 am Comments are Disabled

By John Lyons IT’S that time of the year again – the new Seth Rogen comedy has come to town. This time he stars in a film about a bunch of young, irresponsible lads who do some raunchy things and learn a couple of hard truths about life. They may […]

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Hardy Souls Brave The Elements For Rotary Club 10K Run

Hardy Souls Brave The Elements For Rotary Club 10K Run

May 5, 2014 at 2:25 pm Comments are Disabled

AN ESTIMATED 150 participants took part in the Rotary Club’s ‘Run Kingdom Run’ event, despite the awful weather conditions which were wet from start to finish. The 10K run was won by Dublin’s Gary Condon who came in at the finish line at the Brandon Hotel in a time of […]

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Ballybunion

VIDEO: This Is Great. Pharrell’s ‘Happy’ Gets The Ballybunion Treatment

May 5, 2014 at 2:01 pm Comments are Disabled

A VIDEO of Ballybunion people dancing to the Pharrell Williams hit ‘Happy’ is getting a lot of attention since it was uploaded to Youtube yesterday. The town is the latest to make a video version of the hit song and the makers didn’t lose the opportunity to highlight the incredible beauty […]

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Jack Savage, will play an extremely important part in this year's league. Photo by Dermot Crean

Sport: Strand Road Side Beaten In Killarney

May 4, 2014 at 11:54 am Comments are Disabled

Kerins O’Rahilly’s 0-9 Legion 3-9 By Dan Walsh (from Kerins O’Rahilly’s club notes) PLAYED in ideal conditions at the Deerpark pitch, Killarney Legion proved too strong for Kerins O’Rahilly’s, who were without a host of players for this club championship tie. Legion were first on the scoreboard with an early […]

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Little Liam Dies From Battens Disease

Little Liam Dies From Battens Disease

May 4, 2014 at 11:25 am Comments are Disabled

YOUNG Liam Heffernan, who had been battling Batten’s Disease, has died. He was just five years old. His father Tony tweeted the news earlier yesterday morning. “#LittleLiamo has grown angelwings and joined sister Saoirse in heaven #RIP son #SuperHero No More #BattenDisease” Liam, from Castlemaine, suffered from the rare Battens […]

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Was it over the line? Austin Stacks Mikey Collins bears down on the Milltown/Castlemaine goalkeeper for what proved to be a decisive goal in the match on Saturday night. Photo by Dermot Crean

Sport: Tough Battle Sees Stacks Go Through

May 4, 2014 at 11:01 am Comments are Disabled

Austin Stacks 1-11 Milltown/Castlemaine 0-10 Report by Martin Collins (from Austin Stacks notes) THIS replay of round 1 of the Club Championship played in ideal conditions in Milltown on Saturday evening was as intense and as tight as the drawn game six days previously. With both defences excelling early on, the […]

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Communion Day For Listellick Pupils

Communion Day For Listellick Pupils

May 3, 2014 at 1:42 pm Comments are Disabled

IT was a special day at Our Lady and St Brendan’s Church on Saturday when 25 children made their First Communion. Parents and family members were on hand to witness the milestone event in the lives of the Listellick NS pupils. The weather smiled on the occasion as families gathered […]

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Catriona Buckley and Helen O'Carroll at the beauty tricks and fashion tips event at CH Chemists on Friday night. Photo by Dermot Crean

Getting Ready For Summer In CH

May 3, 2014 at 8:40 am Comments are Disabled

ABOUT 100 ladies were treated to an evening of beauty tricks and fashion tips in CH Chemists on Friday night. “We’re just giving a little advice on beauty and fashion for the season ahead,” said Sandra Rusk of Weardrobe boutique. Both Sandra and Helen Lawlor Parker, who recently won the […]

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Review: Ups And Downs On A Fine Pixies Return

Review: Ups And Downs On A Fine Pixies Return

May 3, 2014 at 8:13 am 2 comments

ARTIST: Pixies ALBUM: Indie Cindy By Zach Buggy THE comeback of Pixies has received quite a mixed response to say the least. It was over ten years ago that Black Francis and co. began touring again, and for all the naysayers and negative nellys that called it a ‘cash-grab’, the […]

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Fintan Ryan Manager of Tralee Credit Union presenting member Kathleen Twomey from Kilflynn, the keys to her new Citroen C4.  Also in the photo,  Daughters Helen and Dorothy and Jimmy O’Sullivan from Billy Naughton Ltd.

Euromillions/New Car Double For Kathleen

May 2, 2014 at 3:05 pm Comments are Disabled

TRALEE Credit Union member, Kathleen Twomey, won’t forget last Friday (April 25) in a hurry. Not only did she win €100 in the Euromillions that night, but she also was informed she was the owner of a brand new Citroen C4.    The win came thanks to the Tralee Credit […]

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Video Of Men At Reopening Of Kerry Pub Goes Viral

Video Of Men At Reopening Of Kerry Pub Goes Viral

May 2, 2014 at 8:53 am Comments are Disabled

A VIDEO of three men supping pints and cracking jokes at the reopening of the ‘highest pub in Ireland’ in Coom on the Kerry Cork border has gone viral. The pub was destroyed in a fire two years ago which left locals in the area without a place to meet up […]

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Seven Tralee Culinary ‘Institutions’

Seven Tralee Culinary ‘Institutions’

May 2, 2014 at 8:37 am 7 comments

If you were asked what foods you’d associate with Tralee (past or present) what would you pick?  Dermot Crean makes his choices 1. Barry’s Pan Loaf – Aah, the smell of the fresh bread. Aah, the combination of the hard crust and the fluffy dough. Aah, the way you’d actually eat the […]

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‘Pensioner’ Kingdom County Fair Never Gets Old

‘Pensioner’ Kingdom County Fair Never Gets Old

May 1, 2014 at 3:27 pm Comments are Disabled

THE Kingdom County Fair turns the pension age this year as huge crowds are expected to flood into Ballybeggan Race Course on Sunday, May 11. The 65th Fair, which is the second biggest in Munster, will have bundles of things on offer for what is seen as a great family […]

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Tralee Central Hotel

€1m Price Tag On Tralee Hotel

May 1, 2014 at 9:16 am Comments are Disabled

THE Tralee Central Hotel in Maine Street has come on the market with a guide price of €1m. The hotel, formerly known as the Abbey Gate, was run by the Carlton Hotel group from 2013 and rebranded as the Tralee Central Hotel. It closed its doors in January of this […]

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Nine Ways You Know You Grew Up In Tralee In The 90s

Nine Ways You Know You Grew Up In Tralee In The 90s

April 30, 2014 at 1:52 pm 6 comments

IF you were born in Tralee in the mid to late 80’s then the chances are you’ll remember some of these, says Gavin O’Connor 1. You believe Quinnsworth’s carpark was and always will be, the spiritual home of the ‘Bazaar’. 2. You got Coke and Taytos after GAA juvenile training. Altogether now, […]

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Late, Late Date For Singles Event?

Late, Late Date For Singles Event?

April 30, 2014 at 1:10 pm Comments are Disabled

IF you’re single and have been told to take a hike by the opposite sex, then you probably should do that on Saturday, May 10. Sarah Benner and Rachel Boyle from Tralee are organising a novel way for young men and women to meet each other and there’s been a […]

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Helen’s Made-Up About Winning Top Award

Helen’s Made-Up About Winning Top Award

April 30, 2014 at 11:40 am Comments are Disabled

CH Chemists were in the awards again when one of their cosmetics’ staff won a national award recently. Helen Lawlor Parker from Fenit beat off hundreds of nominees to win the prestigious Lancome Consultant of the Year award and collected her prize in Limerick recently. Helen has worked at CH for […]

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Tadhg McGillicuddy, Assistant Hotel Manager, and Rimantas Romaska, Bar Manager, accepting the award for Best Customer Service at the Restaurant Association of Ireland awards held in Limerick on Tuesday night.

Great Service Books Brooks Another Award

April 30, 2014 at 11:19 am Comments are Disabled

BROOKS restaurant at Ballygarry House Hotel have added another accolade to their list having scooped the Best Customer Service award at the Restaurant Association of Ireland awards for the second year in a row. Tadhg McGillicuddy, Hotel Assistant Manager, praised his team for their customer focused attitude and love of the service […]

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VIDEO: Come On ‘Hear The Noise’ At The Greyhound

VIDEO: Come On ‘Hear The Noise’ At The Greyhound

April 30, 2014 at 7:36 am 1 comment

Oscar Brophy reviews a night of rock at The Greyhound Bar LAST Saturday the Greyhound Bar upheld its reputation as the best place in Tralee to see cool music. It’s something of an oddity; when you walk in, it’s a proper “old man pub”. Not just because of the people drinking […]

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Out To Lunch: A taste of old times

Out To Lunch: A taste of old times

April 30, 2014 at 7:35 am Comments are Disabled

Mary Anne’s Tea Rooms Denny Street SO there I am in downtown Tralee, a sunny April afternoon, an hour to go before giving a big work presentation, and the tummy starts to rumble. Some say you should never eat before a big event. But personally, I’m a bag of cats […]

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Fashion: A Winters Tale

Fashion: A Winters Tale

April 30, 2014 at 7:31 am Comments are Disabled

Meet Our New Fashion Writer, Orlagh Winters, Who Is Welcoming The Onset Of Summer Into Her Wardrobe OH crikey it is here! How did that happen so soon? I am talking about Summer of course! As a lover of the colour black, every year I reluctantly add some colour to […]

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Jah Bass in Sonas Recording Studios Photographs by Con Kelleher

Music: Songs In The Key Of Life – Jah Bass

April 30, 2014 at 7:30 am Comments are Disabled

JAH BASS is a Tralee composer, arranger, bassist and guitarist with Irish Dub Reggae/Jazz group Avatar. Here he picks the music which has shaped his life. “When I was ten or eleven around 1971/72, I remember hearing James Moody playing ‘Phil Up’ from his 1956 album ‘Moody’s Mood For Love’. I […]

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Review: Mark’s Debut Book Is ‘Just’ Right

Review: Mark’s Debut Book Is ‘Just’ Right

April 29, 2014 at 2:26 pm 1 comment

IT’S easy to be cynical when another cookbook comes on the market. After all, the bookshops are flooded with them – all promising to turn you into a domestic God or Goddess overnight. But ‘Just Cooking’ is not just another cookbook. It’s written by Mark Doe,  who runs the ‘Just […]

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ITT EU Project Tackles Youth Unemployment

ITT EU Project Tackles Youth Unemployment

April 28, 2014 at 8:48 pm Comments are Disabled

PROJECT partners from six European countries Germany (co-ordinator), Austria, Italy, Ireland (ITT), Spain and Poland met at the ITT recently to collaborate on an EU project entitled TeamCoaching, which aims to find solutions for the unemployed young people. In order to up-skill this specific cohort a training concept from the German […]

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Tax relief for start-ups

Tax relief for start-ups

April 28, 2014 at 8:36 pm Comments are Disabled

By Chris Murray No Income Tax for New Business Start Ups ENTREPRENEURS moving from long-term unemployment to business creation can now avail of income tax relief for two years. The Start Your Own Business Relief was introduced in Budget 2014 and made provision for a new incentive for people who […]

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Sarah Corridon, Caroline Corridon and Eileen Stack, Ballyheigue at the Ladies Luncheon and Fashion Afternoon in aid of the Recovery Haven at Ballyroe Heights Hotel on Sunday afternoon. Photo by Dermot Crean

Feast Of Fashion At Ladies Lunch

April 28, 2014 at 8:02 pm Comments are Disabled

SUPER-STYLISH ladies from all over the county came to Ballyroe Heights Hotel on Sunday for the Ladies Luncheon and Fashion Show in aid of the Recovery Haven. The event was organised by Margaret Brick of Connexions Marketing, in support of Recovery Haven Cancer Support House in Tralee and was hosted by Orlagh Winters. […]

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