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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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Person Seriously Injured In Crash On Tralee-Abbeydorney Road

Person Seriously Injured In Crash On Tralee-Abbeydorney Road

February 19, 2015 at 11:04 am Comments are Disabled

  ONE person has been seriously injured in a crash on the Tralee-Abbeydorney road. Gardai have closed the road between the crossroads in Abbeydorney and the bend on the approach road to the village from Tralee. The road is expected to be closed until 4pm. A truck and a motorbike were involved […]

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Kieran Donaghy with schoolchildren of Derryquay National School just before he raised the

PHOTOS: Kieran Donaghy Raises Active Flag At Derryquay National School

February 19, 2015 at 10:50 am Comments are Disabled

KIERAN DONAGHY was the special guest on hand at Derryquay National School to raise the school’s new Active School Flag which they have just been  awarded. Many of the tiny school’s 40-plus students gathered excitedly for the arrival of ‘the Star’ and they were not disappointed when the big man arrived. Continued […]

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Tralee Based HR Managing Director Appointed To Government Commission

Tralee Based HR Managing Director Appointed To Government Commission

February 19, 2015 at 10:35 am Comments are Disabled

  THE managing director of a HR company in Tralee has joined a new government commission. Caroline McEnery, of The HR Suite has joined the Low Pay Commission which is a new body that will advise the Government on what is the appropriate rate of the national minimum wage. Eight other […]

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Ardfert’s First Responders To ‘Go Live’ This Sunday

Ardfert’s First Responders To ‘Go Live’ This Sunday

February 19, 2015 at 9:57 am Comments are Disabled

THE Ardfert and District Community First Responders group, which was formed in May 2014, is to “go live” with the National Ambulance Service this weekend. The group, made up of local volunteers, will respond to any 999 calls within 6km Ardfert that involve chest pain, stroke, choking or cardiac arrest. The […]

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Tralee Shopping Centre Units Remain Unsold At Auction

Tralee Shopping Centre Units Remain Unsold At Auction

February 18, 2015 at 4:56 pm Comments are Disabled

NINE units in Tralee Shopping Centre remain unsold after going under the hammer at today’s Allsop Auction in Dublin. The units had a reserve price of between €475,000-€525,000 and had a bid at the minimum of €475,000. Units 1, 6, 8, 10, 10a, 12, 14, 20 and 20a were offered collectively as one […]

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Controversial Ballybunion Site Sells For €200,000 At Auction

Controversial Ballybunion Site Sells For €200,000 At Auction

February 18, 2015 at 4:33 pm Comments are Disabled

A CONTROVERSIAL site in Ballybunion, where there were plans in the past to build a €25m hotel development, fetched €200,000 at an auction today  in the RDS Dublin. The 2.45 acre site opposite Ozone Terrace, overlooking the Atlantic Ocean, was once the location of The Castle Hotel and is situated in the town centre […]

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Gardaí Seize €40,000 Of Drugs And Arrest Man In Ballyroe

Gardaí Seize €40,000 Of Drugs And Arrest Man In Ballyroe

February 18, 2015 at 3:38 pm Comments are Disabled

  GARDAÍ have seized €40,000 of cannabis (pending analysis) and arrested a man in his 30s in Ballyroe as part of an on-going intelligence led operation targeting the illegal sale and supply of controlled drugs in the Kerry area. The man arrested is expected to appear before a sitting of Tralee District Court […]

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Major Newspaper Names Brandon Bay Among Europe’s Best Walking Routes

Major Newspaper Names Brandon Bay Among Europe’s Best Walking Routes

February 18, 2015 at 3:10 pm Comments are Disabled

  FIRST we had Banna being included in the Top 10 beaches in Ireland earlier today and now another scenic attraction, this time ‘west of the bridge’, has come in for high praise from a major English newspaper. Brandon Bay has been named amongst the top 24 walking routes in […]

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The pantheon that is the Island of Geese.

Five Things Tralee People Can Give Up (Or Do) For Lent

February 18, 2015 at 2:48 pm 1 comment

It’s Lent! And Gavin O’Connor has a few alternatives to giving up chocolate and drink over the next 40 days… 1. Bad Drivers, please give up the Island of Geese Roundabout If you’d like to see a live example of Darwin’s ‘survival of fittest’ theory in action, rock on up to […]

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Tralee Experiences Big Surge In Broadband Speeds

Tralee Experiences Big Surge In Broadband Speeds

February 18, 2015 at 12:29 pm Comments are Disabled

TRALEE will now be able to access even better high-speed broadband as part of €9 million investment by Eircom in the county’s broadband infrastructure. Most of Tralee will now be able to access broadband speeds of up to 100 Mb/s through eircom’s Open Access Network (click to enlarge map to find out if […]

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Taoiseach Enda Kenny with Phone Watch’s MD Eoin Dunne (centre) join Paidi O’Se’s children L-R Marc O’ Se,Neasa O Se,Siun O’Se and Paidi Og O Se at the launch of the 26th PhoneWatch Comortas Peile Páidí Ó Sé 2015.

Parts Of Páidí Ó Sé Football Tournament To Be Played In Tralee This Weekend

February 18, 2015 at 11:38 am Comments are Disabled

  FOUR GAA venues in Tralee will play host to games during the ‘PhoneWatch Comórtas Peile Páidí Ó Sé 2015’ from February 20-22. John Mitchel’s facilities in Ballyseedy welcome the ladies senior competition while Caherslee and Mercy Mounthawk will jointly host the Intermediate Ladies Competition. A number of games in the […]

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A site we got used tolast year in the summer months. Photo by Dermot Crean.

Banna Named Among Top Ten Beaches In Ireland On Tripadvisor

February 18, 2015 at 11:23 am Comments are Disabled

IN news that will come as no surprise to Tralee people, Banna Strand has been named amongst the top ten beaches to visit in Ireland. The beautiful strand, which came seventh in the ratings by TripAdvisor’s online reviewers, is amongst four Kerry beaches named in the prestigious list. Continued below… […]

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Tralee Scout Troop Looking For Clothes Donations To Raise Funds

Tralee Scout Troop Looking For Clothes Donations To Raise Funds

February 18, 2015 at 11:08 am Comments are Disabled

FEEL like rummaging through the clutter of your wardrobe for any old, unused and unwanted clothes? If so, then the recent fundraising activity from the ‘1st Kerry Scout Troop Tralee’ is one to sit up and take notice of! The local troop, based out of their ‘den’ on Matt Talbot […]

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Zoe’s World: It’s Worth Making The Effort To Socialise

Zoe’s World: It’s Worth Making The Effort To Socialise

February 18, 2015 at 10:04 am Comments are Disabled

  I AM not an unsociable person. All teenagers are not unsociable. Just because we tend to spend most of our lives on our headphones on, doesn’t mean that we don’t enjoy a bit of human interaction from time to time. That doesn’t mean that you should continue to talk […]

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HSE And Kerry General Hospital Apologise To Child Brain-Damaged At Birth

HSE And Kerry General Hospital Apologise To Child Brain-Damaged At Birth

February 17, 2015 at 7:51 pm Comments are Disabled

A THREE-YEAR-OLD Kerry child will receive an interim payment of over €2.5m after the HSE settled a High Court action today in Dublin. RTE reported on the Six-One News (click here for full story), that Skye Worthington was brain-damaged during her birth in Kerry General Hospital in April 2011. She now has […]

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PHOTOS: A Flipping Great Time In Town For ‘Pancake Tuesday’

PHOTOS: A Flipping Great Time In Town For ‘Pancake Tuesday’

February 17, 2015 at 2:26 pm Comments are Disabled

  FOLKS around Tralee were busy whisking batter and flipping pancakes this morning  for Shrove Tuesday. Over in CBS Primary School, pupils donned their chef’s hats and aprons and had super fun preparing pancakes for their classes. “The most popular process by far, has been choosing toppings,” said teacher Michelle Culloty. “We […]

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Orlagh Winters: Safe To Say I’m Not A Big Fan Of ‘Kimye’

Orlagh Winters: Safe To Say I’m Not A Big Fan Of ‘Kimye’

February 17, 2015 at 12:00 pm Comments are Disabled

APPARENTLY Kanye West knows fashion! I say this with my tongue firmly fixed in my cheek having seen what he showed in New York Fashion Week at the weekend. How the ‘Queen of Style’, Anna Wintour, sat with a straight face is beyond me. To add insult to injury his wife […]

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Two More Endangered Barn Owls Killed On Tralee Bypass

Two More Endangered Barn Owls Killed On Tralee Bypass

February 17, 2015 at 10:54 am Comments are Disabled

TWO more endangered barn owls were found dead on the Tralee bypass last Thursday which brings to number killed to seven since the road opened in August 2013. Birdwatch Ireland have been conducting a survey on the Tralee Bypass since last August, after three barn owls and a long-eared owl were found […]

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Kerry Islamic Outreach Centre Thanks Tralee As Donations Of Children’s Clothing Doubles

Kerry Islamic Outreach Centre Thanks Tralee As Donations Of Children’s Clothing Doubles

February 17, 2015 at 10:31 am Comments are Disabled

THE Kerry Islamic Outreach Society (KIOS) have expressed their delight at the generosity of the people of Tralee to their recent children’s clothes campaign. On Saturday we reported that the KIOS were running a charity campaign to help collect clothes for children in Syria and Palestine. The collection was part of a drive that […]

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Cyclists Gear Up For ‘Lacey Cup’ Race In Tralee This Sunday

Cyclists Gear Up For ‘Lacey Cup’ Race In Tralee This Sunday

February 17, 2015 at 10:20 am Comments are Disabled

THE 2015 Lacey Cup, the grand opener in the cycling season here in Munster, is all set to kick off this year on Sunday, February 22. The event, which is being be hosted by Tralee Manor West Bicycle Club with the headquarters for cyclists at the Manor West Hotel who sponsor […]

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Fáilte Ireland, met members of the Kerry tourism industry in The Ballygarry House Hotel, as part of a series of Fáilte Ireland briefings, with a focus on the Wild Atlantic Way. From left, Brian O'Keeffe, West End Fenit, Martina Canty, Fáilte Ireland, Catherine Burke, Meadowlands Hotel, Tralee and Heather MacIver, Meadowlands Hotel, Tralee. Photo by Valerie O'Sullivan

PHOTOS: Fáilte Ireland Meets Kerry Tourism Interests About ‘Wild Atlantic Way’

February 17, 2015 at 10:01 am Comments are Disabled

FÁILTE Ireland met members of the Kerry tourism industry in The Ballygarry Hotel, Tralee on Friday about the Wild Atlantic Way. It was all part of a series of briefings by the tourism body which were being held, with a special focus focus on the route. The national tourism authority is seeking […]

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Aisling O'Brien, Kayleigh Quirke, Sharon Cronin, Gillian Barrett, Aisling O'Mahony, Sarah Hobbert, Nicole Roche and in front, Lorraine Counihan at O'Loughlin's Hotel in Portlaoise prior to the game on Sunday. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Stacks Fans Enjoying The Atmosphere Before The Big Game

February 16, 2015 at 4:52 pm 1 comment

ROCKIES travelled in huge numbers again on Sunday to cheer on their heroes in Portlaoise. Eight buses left the Austin Stacks Club at 10.45am and arrived at around 1.15pm in the Laois capital. The nightclub area of O’Loughlin’s Hotel was taken over by Tralee folk and rocked to beat of the […]

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PHOTOS/VIDEO: How Austin Stacks v Slaughtneil Played Out On Twitter

PHOTOS/VIDEO: How Austin Stacks v Slaughtneil Played Out On Twitter

February 16, 2015 at 3:28 pm Comments are Disabled

IT wasn’t to be for Austin Stacks, but people from all over Ireland tuned into watch the All-Ireland semi-final against Slaughtneil. Many of them took to twitter to show their appreciation for a brilliant game filled with drama, and played in a fantastic atmosphere. ‘The Poznan’ or on this occasion ‘The […]

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Mary O'Donnell

Mary O’Donnell: A Great Welcome From The People At RTE

February 16, 2015 at 2:23 pm Comments are Disabled

  MY first week on RTE’s Today show was some experience. Walking into the studio was all a bit mad. To be part of a set that you’re used to looking at at home with a cuppa in your hand was strange to say the least. Now from the minute […]

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Setting off at the Tralee Valentine 10 Mile Road Race from Tralee Wetlands on Sunday morning. Photo by Dermot Crean

VIDEO/PHOTOS: Over 500 Take Part In Valentine’s Run On Sunday

February 16, 2015 at 1:19 pm Comments are Disabled

THE rain stayed away as over 500 runners took part in the  second annual Valentine’s Run on Sunday morning  from Tralee Wetlands. Serious athletes and fun runners set off at 10am with some choosing a love theme to their running gear adding colour to the event which is organised by Run The […]

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