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Cathal Foley Elected Chairperson Of Kerry Sinn Féin Board

Cathal Foley Elected Chairperson Of Kerry Sinn Féin Board

February 23, 2015 at 1:10 pm Comments are Disabled

KERRY Sinn Féin elected a new officer board at the AGM of it’s Comhairle Ceantair in Tralee last Thursday evening. Former Tralee town councillor Cathal Foley was selected to replace outgoing chairperson Ristéard Ó Fuaráin. Robert Brosnan from Lispole was elected as Vice-Chairperson. Outgoing secretary Yvonne Sugrue from Ballybunion was returned. The […]

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Ballyheigue Man Dresses Elsa From ‘Frozen’ At The Oscars

Ballyheigue Man Dresses Elsa From ‘Frozen’ At The Oscars

February 23, 2015 at 12:37 pm Comments are Disabled

BALLYHEIGUE designer Don O’Neill had one his designs worn by a big star at an Oscars party last night. The successful fashion designer based in New York tweeted the photo below of Oscar winner, Idina Menzel (better known as the voice of Elsa from ‘Frozen) at the Vanity Fair Oscar […]

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Tralee Student Looks To Find Relatives Of WW1 Soldier

Tralee Student Looks To Find Relatives Of WW1 Soldier

February 23, 2015 at 12:17 pm Comments are Disabled

  A PRESENTATION student has been selected to represent Kerry at a World War One  memorial event in the Somme in France this Summer and she needs our help in helping to make the trip more of a success. Leslie McCarthy, a 17 year old fifth year student from Presentation Secondary School […]

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Duran Duran Are Coming To Killarney…Settle Down Now Ladies!

Duran Duran Are Coming To Killarney…Settle Down Now Ladies!

February 23, 2015 at 11:47 am Comments are Disabled

  AS TV show host, Jonanthan Ross, beautifully put it when introducing them a couple of years back; they helped many women get through puberty and now they’re helping that same generation through the menopause. Yes, those flag-bearers of 80s pop, Duran Duran, are coming to Kerry this summer and […]

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Giddy Up To The Fels Point For Cheltenham Preview Charity Night

Giddy Up To The Fels Point For Cheltenham Preview Charity Night

February 23, 2015 at 10:48 am Comments are Disabled

  IT’S still more than two weeks to the off, but punters, bookies and publicans are already rubbing their hands with glee at the thought of the racing extravaganza that is Cheltenham. But if you want to wipe the smile off your bookies face, there’s an event in the Fels […]

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At the Kerry School of Music table quiz were, from left: Catriona  Fitzmaurice, Doireann O'Carroll, Muireann O'Mahony, Anna Otto, Amy Quagani. Photo by Gavin O'Connor.

PHOTOS: Quiz Boffins Enjoy Kerry School Of Music Event In The Brogue

February 23, 2015 at 10:44 am Comments are Disabled

THE Kerry School of music hosted a table quiz in the Brogue Inn on Friday night in aid of funds for the school. A great turn out was there on the night with the mic in the capable hands of school principal, Aidan O’Carroll who tested the knowledge of the […]

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Mary O'Donnell

Mary O’Donnell: Brushing Up On Beauty

February 23, 2015 at 10:41 am Comments are Disabled

  IN the last few years make-up application is all about the brushes. Three years ago I got my first Blank Canvas brush and three years later I still use it. It was the company’s first brush and now the range has grown to include a contour palette and liners […]

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Churchill Players To Remember Tommy With ‘Springtime Show’

February 22, 2015 at 11:35 am Comments are Disabled

CHURCHILL Drama Players Group will pay tribute to their great departed friend and colleague, the late Tommy Brosnan next weekend. The Group, which is celebrating their 25th anniversary, is bringing their “Springtime Variety Show” to Siamsa Tire on Friday, February 27 and Saturday, February 28 and it’s all in honour of Tommy, […]

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The bridge that completed the Tralee part of the walkway was erected last February. Photo by Gavin O'Connor.

Bridge Erected On Walkway Near Casement’s Avenue

February 22, 2015 at 11:33 am Comments are Disabled

  A NEW bridge has been put in place on the  amenity walking trail that stretches from the Casement railway station to Mounthawk. The bridge is located at the back of Dunnes Stores on the North Circular Road, adjacent to Casement’s Avenue. This latest addition extends the Tralee walking trail allowing […]

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PHOTOS: #Tralee On Social Media This Week

PHOTOS: #Tralee On Social Media This Week

February 22, 2015 at 11:31 am Comments are Disabled

  Every week we compile the best of photos posted on Twitter and Instagram. Here’s what you’ve been snapping in and around Tralee during the week… Cian Hoban was out enjoying the sun and clear skies from a boat out in Banna over the weekend. Cia, declared her love for […]

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VIDEO: Fels Point Hotel All Set To Welcome Coronation Street Stars Next Weekend

VIDEO: Fels Point Hotel All Set To Welcome Coronation Street Stars Next Weekend

February 22, 2015 at 11:30 am Comments are Disabled

DON’T forget that there’s still time to book your tickets for the Coronation Street night Fels Point Hotel this Saturday, February 28. The actors who play the characters, Owen Armstrong and Gary Windass, will be appearing there on the first date on their nationwide tour of their new ‘Gary and Owen Men at […]

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The Chef’s Table: A Bit Of Thai To Die For

The Chef’s Table: A Bit Of Thai To Die For

February 22, 2015 at 11:28 am Comments are Disabled

  Mark Doe of ‘Just Cooking’ cookery school in Firies has a recipe for fantastic fish cakes… Thai food is one of my favourite foods to cook.  It is so unique in taste as you often have salty, sweet, spicy and citrusy in one dish. Thai fish cakes are simple […]

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Roger Harty: The Health Benefit Of Laughter

Roger Harty: The Health Benefit Of Laughter

February 22, 2015 at 11:27 am 1 comment

  EVERYBODY knows that laughter works. You have often heard it said; “we had a great laugh last night”, even Facebook is getting in on the act with LOL (Laugh out Loud) and LMFAO (a little too rude to print but you can ‘google it’!). You can even listen to […]

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VIDEO/PHOTOS: Beautiful Mural At Tralee Junction Celebrates Mons Hugh O’Flaherty

VIDEO/PHOTOS: Beautiful Mural At Tralee Junction Celebrates Mons Hugh O’Flaherty

February 21, 2015 at 5:42 am Comments are Disabled

DRIVERS approaching the roundabout near Strand Street were understandably distracted over the past few days as a beautiful mural and garden space area has been created there. The mural, by local artist Mary J Leen, depicts Mons Hugh O’Flaherty who was Ireland’s answer to Oscar Schindler, in the sense that he saved over […]

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The Aqua Dome's 4,000,000th visitors Kate and Cian McCarthy with Aqua Dome manager, Mags O'Sullivan. Photo by Gavin O'Connor.

Celebrations As Aqua Dome Welcomes Its 4,000,000th Visitor

February 21, 2015 at 5:41 am Comments are Disabled

A GREAT sense of anticipation was in the air just after 3pm on Friday as the staff of the Aqua Dome nervously waited to see who would be the 4,000,000th visitor through their doors. The balloons were in place at the entrance, the cake in place and the stage was set for the arrival […]

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Out To Lunch: Classy Darcy’s Is A Welcome Addition To Lunch Market

Out To Lunch: Classy Darcy’s Is A Welcome Addition To Lunch Market

February 21, 2015 at 5:41 am Comments are Disabled

Darcy’s Restaurant Barrack Lane TRALEE gets a bad rap when it comes to high-end restaurants. Everybody talks about the culinary delights of Dingle, Kenmare and Killarney and while it could be argued that there could be more high-end restaurants in a town of its size, we are still serviced by […]

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The Wailing Wall: St Patrick’s Day – An Oasis In The Desert Of Lent

The Wailing Wall: St Patrick’s Day – An Oasis In The Desert Of Lent

February 21, 2015 at 5:40 am Comments are Disabled

Johnnie Wall is looking forward to St Patrick’s Day, the bastion of relief in the middle of Lent… St Patrick’s Day. A day of celebration, an oasis in the desert that is Lent, the one day when it is officially OK to let loose on that repressed desire and longing, […]

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Group Theatre Prepares To Break ‘The Camel’s Back’ Next Week

Group Theatre Prepares To Break ‘The Camel’s Back’ Next Week

February 21, 2015 at 5:40 am Comments are Disabled

CAST members from the Group Theatre Tralee are close to staging a work they’ve  been rehearsing for a few months now. ‘The Camel’s Back’ will be performed next week at the Ivy Leaf Theatre in Castleisland from Friday to Sunday night before travelling to Listowel and finally Abbeydorney. Continued below… […]

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At The Movies: ‘Whiplash’ Is A Suspense Masterpiece

At The Movies: ‘Whiplash’ Is A Suspense Masterpiece

February 21, 2015 at 5:39 am Comments are Disabled

‘Whiplash’  By John Lyons It’s not even March yet, and already I think I’ve found my favourite film of 2015 – ‘Whiplash’. ‘Whiplash’ is this ferocious, raw, visceral experience that’s guaranteed to give audiences a relentless surge of adrenaline. I would wholeheartedly declare ‘Whiplash’ to be a truly magnificent film, […]

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Gardaí And Ambulance Attend Rathass Crash As Car Ends Up On Wall

Gardaí And Ambulance Attend Rathass Crash As Car Ends Up On Wall

February 20, 2015 at 1:57 pm Comments are Disabled

  THERE was a crash outside the County Council buildings at Rathass just before lunchtime today. As the photo shows, the front left of a car involved ended up  balancing on the wall outside county buildings near the roundabout. Gardaí and an ambulance were called to the scene and while the road […]

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VIDEO: Local Band’s Touching Tribute Song To Donal Walsh

VIDEO: Local Band’s Touching Tribute Song To Donal Walsh

February 20, 2015 at 9:27 am Comments are Disabled

TALENTED Tralee band, Q14, have penned a touching tribute to the late Donal Walsh with the release of their song and accompanying video ‘Star Sign Boy.’ The video serves to try and highlight the different things that have influenced different people in their lives and how sometimes, these things may be taken […]

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Former Gaelcholáiste Chiarraí Student Directing RTE Show

Former Gaelcholáiste Chiarraí Student Directing RTE Show

February 20, 2015 at 9:26 am Comments are Disabled

A FORMER Gaelcholáiste Chiarraí student is the director of a show which is proving hugely popular on the RTE Player. Shaun O’Connor who is originally from Castleisland and along with his friend, writer and star of the show Tadhg Hickey are currently the success of ‘(R)onanism’. The short comedy show went online on RTE […]

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Five Things To Do In Town This Weekend

Five Things To Do In Town This Weekend

February 20, 2015 at 9:25 am Comments are Disabled

It’s the weekend again so that means you’ll be looking for something to do. Right?… FRIDAY 1. Let’s Get Quizzical Fancy yourself as quite the table quiz contestant? Well then, the ‘Kerry School Of Music’ will be hosting their very own table quiz in The Brogue Inn tonight at 7.30pm, so […]

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Kerry Hotel Makes ‘Condé Nast’ World’s Best List

Kerry Hotel Makes ‘Condé Nast’ World’s Best List

February 20, 2015 at 9:25 am Comments are Disabled

IT must be awards season in the tourism industry with news that another Kerry hotel has won a prestigious accolade. Ard na Sidhe Country House, which is situated on the shores of Caragh Lake, Killorglin near the scenic Ring Of Kerry has made the prestigious ‘Condé Nast Travellers’ list for […]

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At the Kerry Cancer Bus pancake day were, from left: Jay Galvin (Kerry Cork Link Bus), Kai Otto Jacobson (Head Chef, Manor West Hotel), Anthony McCarthy (Bar Supervisor, Manor West Hotel), Noel Lee (Asst. Manager, Manor West Hotel) and Breda Dyland (Kerry Cork Link Bus). Photo by Ciara O'Donnell. Photo by Gavin O'Connor.

Pancake Event Raises €300 For Kerry Cancer Support

February 20, 2015 at 9:24 am Comments are Disabled

THE smell of pancakes wafted all round the Manor West Hotel last Tuesday as members of the Kerry Cancer Support Group dished up treats, both savoury and sweet, to passers by. The charity drive raised over €300 for the Kerry/Cork Health Link Bus. Many people attended passed on the pancakes […]

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Man Killed In Road Accident Yesterday Was From Ballyduff

Man Killed In Road Accident Yesterday Was From Ballyduff

February 20, 2015 at 9:21 am Comments are Disabled

THE man who died in yesterday’s road accident on the Tralee-Abbeydorney road has been named. Michael O’Sullivan, from Ballyduff, was killed in the collision between his motorcycle and a truck near Abbeydorney village on Thursday morning at around 10am. Mr O’Sullivan, who was in his 30s, was pronounced dead at the […]

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Tralee Hosting Major Games Would Be “A Certainty” If The Money Is There

Tralee Hosting Major Games Would Be “A Certainty” If The Money Is There

February 19, 2015 at 2:56 pm 1 comment

TRALEE could be all set to host an international sports event which will flock young athletes from all over the globe, but it depends on finances according to the local Chairman of Tralee ICG. Tralee International Children’s Games are bidding to host the 2020 event, which, if successful will bring […]

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Man Dies After Road Accident On Tralee-Abbeydorney Road

Man Dies After Road Accident On Tralee-Abbeydorney Road

February 19, 2015 at 2:14 pm Comments are Disabled

  GARDAÍ have confirmed a man has died in this morning’s road accident on the Tralee-Abbeydorney road. Gardai in Tralee are investigating the two vehicle fatal road traffic collision that occurred near Abbeydorney Village this morning at approximately 10am. A male in his 30’s was fatally injured when the motorcycle he was riding was […]

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Soccer Star Robbie Keane Cheers Up Tralee Boy At Crumlin Hospital

Soccer Star Robbie Keane Cheers Up Tralee Boy At Crumlin Hospital

February 19, 2015 at 12:28 pm Comments are Disabled

A TRALEE boy was among those visited by Ireland striker Robbie Keane and his LA Galaxy teammates yesterday at Our Lady’s Children’s Hospital Crumlin…and it really made his day! Eight-year-old Martin Quilligan from Tralee, who is being treated at the Dublin hospital, met with the Irish soccer legend and his team-mates, who […]

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Caherleaheen Pupils Turn Blue To Highlight Water Conservation

Caherleaheen Pupils Turn Blue To Highlight Water Conservation

February 19, 2015 at 11:18 am Comments are Disabled

CAHERLEAHEEN N.S turned blue yesterday as pupils and staff highlighted an important issue. As part of their ongoing two year Green Schools Water Theme Programme, both pupils and staff dressed in blue to. “The main aim of the day was to raise awareness about the importance of protecting, respecting and […]

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