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PHOTOS: Five Talking Points From The Big Game

PHOTOS: Five Talking Points From The Big Game

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

Gavin O’Connor looks at the main talking points in yesterday’s Austin Stacks v Slaughtneil AIB All-Ireland Club Semi-final in Portlaoise…  1. The Referee It’s such a pity that, in what was such an enthralling game, the main topic of conversion at the end is the referee which the Austin Stacks team and fans […]

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Camp Woman Wins Big On National Lottery Gameshow

Camp Woman Wins Big On National Lottery Gameshow

February 16, 2015 at 12:00 pm Comments are Disabled

  A CAMP woman is celebrating after scooping over €15,000 on ‘The Million Euro Challenge’ game show over the weekend. Geraldine O’Driscoll, from Knockglassbeg, Camp, had the two scratch cards purchased her by her husband Patrick. They were bought from Pats Store, Main Street, Kingscourt,  Co. Cavan. She was playing in a […]

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Local Politicians All In The Same Boat To Help Local Rowing Club

Local Politicians All In The Same Boat To Help Local Rowing Club

February 16, 2015 at 11:01 am Comments are Disabled

ALL political sides were in the same boat on Saturday to raise awareness of a local sports club’s plans to raise funds to complete its clubhouse. Minister Jimmy Deenihan (FG) and Deputies Arthur Spring (Lab) and Michael Healy-Rae (Ind) were joined by Cllrs Norma Foley (FF), Pa Daly (SF) and Mayor of Tralee Jim Finucane (FG) […]

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Action from Kerry v Derry in the Allianz National League Division 2A.

Hurling: Kerry And Derry Play Out A Draw In Tralee

February 16, 2015 at 10:35 am Comments are Disabled

Our hurling writer, Mike O’Halloran, was in Austin Stack Park yesterday for Kerry’s National Hurling League opener against Derry… Kerry 0-14 Derry 0-14 THE few hardy souls who braved the cold of Austin Stacks Park went with the expectation that Kerry would have an easy opener to their National League […]

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VIDEO: The Journey Is Over, But What A Rockie Road It’s Been!

VIDEO: The Journey Is Over, But What A Rockie Road It’s Been!

February 15, 2015 at 10:39 pm Comments are Disabled

  THERE will be no fairytale ending. No Rockies marching down Jones’ Road, no black and amber in Drumcondra pubs, no Billy Sheehan rallying the troops with his trusty megaphone in the Hogan Stand this St Patrick’s Day. Austin Stacks lost by one solitary point on a rainy Sunday in Portlaoise but, with […]

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Man Dies In Road Accident Near Kilflynn

Man Dies In Road Accident Near Kilflynn

February 15, 2015 at 10:30 am Comments are Disabled

GARDAÍ are investigating a single vehicle fatal road traffic collision which occurred on the N69 Tralee-Listowel Road at Glenballyma, Kilflynn, last night at 9.45pm. A 24 year old man, the sole occupant in the vehicle, was fatally injured when the car he was driving left the road and collided with a wall. He was […]

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Jackie O'Brien, Tracey Hurley and Deirdre McAuliffe at the St Brendan's Park Reunion Night in the Austin Stack Clubhouse on Friday night. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: A Reunion To Remember For St Brendan’s Park Residents

February 15, 2015 at 9:07 am Comments are Disabled

THEY came from all corners of Ireland and far beyond to gather in the Austin Stack Clubhouse on Friday night for the St Brendan’s Park reunion. It took months of organising, but it as worth the effort as hundreds packed into the Rock club over the course of the night […]

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‘Walk 4 Life Kerry’ Gathering Pace In Suicide Awareness Campaign

‘Walk 4 Life Kerry’ Gathering Pace In Suicide Awareness Campaign

February 15, 2015 at 9:07 am Comments are Disabled

MARK your calendars for April 25, as a new event dedicated to raising awareness to mental health and suicide awareness/prevention is currently being organised and it promises to be a very special occasion. ‘Walk 4 Life Kerry’ will be a 5km walk that will be held around Tralee with the […]

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PHOTOS: #Tralee On Social Media This Week

PHOTOS: #Tralee On Social Media This Week

February 15, 2015 at 9:05 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… liana lexi spotted these two Valentines down by the canal “Stone mad for speed”. Stuart O’Connor, got this shot of a well known character tearing […]

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The Chef’s Table: How To Make Perfect Pancakes This Shrove Tuesday

The Chef’s Table: How To Make Perfect Pancakes This Shrove Tuesday

February 15, 2015 at 9:05 am Comments are Disabled

Mark Doe of ‘Just Cooking’ in Firies has some great pancake recipes for this Shrove Tuesday… Pancake Day, or Shrove Tuesday, is the traditional feast day before the start of Lent on Ash Wednesday. Lent – the 40 days leading up to Easter – was traditionally a time of fasting […]

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Roger Harty: Church v Science

Roger Harty: Church v Science

February 15, 2015 at 9:05 am Comments are Disabled

  I SUPPOSE it’s very hard to differentiate the chicken from the egg, thus the famous saying – ‘which comes first, the chicken or the egg?’. In my previous article (here) I wrote about how energy and spirit are basically the same thing, and not to sweat the small stuff. Science uses […]

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O’Halloran’s Rugby: Talk Of Ireland Winning Six Nations Is Premature

O’Halloran’s Rugby: Talk Of Ireland Winning Six Nations Is Premature

February 15, 2015 at 9:02 am Comments are Disabled

Our rugby writer, Mike O’Halloran on a fantastic win for Ireland yesterday… Johnny Sexton came back from a twelve week lay off to put in a man of the match performance when Ireland overcame a French team of “big human beings” as Joe Schmidt called them. It looked like France […]

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Elsa, Anna and Co. To Visit North Kerry For ‘Frozen Fest’ Next Month

Elsa, Anna and Co. To Visit North Kerry For ‘Frozen Fest’ Next Month

February 14, 2015 at 10:34 am Comments are Disabled

YOU can expect a small exodus from Tralee this March 8 as a Ballybunion venue is set to be transformed into Arendelle for a ‘Frozen Fest’. JD’s Nightclub in the town will host the event, where up to 500 young people will have the chance to meet the characters as […]

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At the CBS National School bake sale were, from left: Aliyah Connolly, Jennifer Keating, Ibukun Odugbbsan. Photo by Gavin O'Connor.

PHOTOS: Tasty Treats Help Raise Funds For CBS School Equipment

February 14, 2015 at 10:30 am Comments are Disabled

IT was a sweet start to the weekend at CBS Clounalour for a fundraising bake sale for the school. The event was organised by the parents association in the school who also supplied cakes and buns along with raffle prizes. Children from the fifth and six classes were the ones entrusted […]

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The Rock Will Rise Again To Book Date With Destiny

The Rock Will Rise Again To Book Date With Destiny

February 14, 2015 at 10:30 am Comments are Disabled

Gavin O’Connor says it’ll be hard and it won’t be pretty, but Austin Stacks will overcome Slaughtneil on Sunday in the All-Ireland Club Semi-Final in Portlaoise… ROCK STREET is a long way away from the foot of the Carntogher mountain. Between Austin Stacks and Slaughtneil it’s as much north v […]

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Performers with the Oliver Hurley School of Musical Theatre at the 'Talent Of Tralee' fundraising concert on Friday night in the Fels Point Hotel. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Hundreds Enjoy Talent Show In Aid Of School Autism Units

February 14, 2015 at 10:29 am Comments are Disabled

THERE was a massive turnout in the Fels Point Hotel last night for a fundraiser in aid of autism units in two schools. The ‘Talent Of Tralee’ concert certainly lived up to its name with participants from the Oliver Hurley School of Musical Theatre, Bryan Carr School of Performing Arts, […]

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At The Movies: ‘Fifty Shades Of Grey’ Is All Build Up And No Climax

At The Movies: ‘Fifty Shades Of Grey’ Is All Build Up And No Climax

February 14, 2015 at 10:28 am Comments are Disabled

‘Fifty Shades Of Grey’ By John Lyons I wouldn’t be a true cinema lover if I didn’t do a meticulous amount of research in my spare time. And I certainly wouldn’t be a true film critic if I didn’t keep my ear to the ground at all times. But over […]

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The Wailing Wall: Crime And Punishment

The Wailing Wall: Crime And Punishment

February 14, 2015 at 10:27 am Comments are Disabled

  Johnnie Wall believes many sentences being handed down in our justice system are too lenient…  I WROTE an ‘eloquent’ piece for The Kerryman back in the early nineties. It was for a column titled ‘Your Personal Opinion’.  However, in hindsight it was more of a rant, an outpouring of pent-up frustration at […]

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Kerry Islamic Outreach Centre Collecting Clothes For Children In Syria And Palestine

Kerry Islamic Outreach Centre Collecting Clothes For Children In Syria And Palestine

February 14, 2015 at 10:17 am Comments are Disabled

KERRY Islamic Outreach Society (KIOS) here in town is looking for any donations of children’s clothes. The collection is part of a drive that will send clothes to children in both Syria and Palestine who are suffering through an extreme winter. We talked to Rizwan Khan, who as well as being […]

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Austin Stacks supporters gearing up for Sunday in the Connolly Park clubhouse. Photo by Gavin O'Connor.

VIDEO: Forget Paris! It’s Portlaoise For A Weekend Of Love Rockie-Style

February 13, 2015 at 4:16 pm Comments are Disabled

A LOVE affair of a different kind will be in bloom for the most romantic weekend of the year when fanatical Austin Stacks support hit the road in search of a St Patrick’s day date in Croke Park. At least eight buses will depart on Sunday morning for Portlaoise, for […]

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Kerry Mums Give Something Back To Hospital That Saved Their Children’s Lives

Kerry Mums Give Something Back To Hospital That Saved Their Children’s Lives

February 13, 2015 at 3:54 pm Comments are Disabled

A GROUP of Kerry mothers, who each have a child that was born with a congenital heart defect (CHD), have got together to help raise funds for Our Lady’s Children’s Hospital in Crumlin. The ‘Glow Hearts 4 Crumlin’ group consists of three mums from Tralee – Sinead O’Connor, Sonya Doyle and Jenny Pye […]

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VIDEO: Presentation Girls Up For National Short Film Award…And They Need Your Votes

VIDEO: Presentation Girls Up For National Short Film Award…And They Need Your Votes

February 13, 2015 at 12:25 pm 1 comment

TWO short films created by Presentation Secondary School students have been shortlisted for an All-Ireland film competition. The All-Ireland second level student video competition run by ICTU’s Youth Connect Programme, is now in its second year and Presentation have two entries out of the 25 shortlisted nationally. The students involved are […]

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Tralee Is One Of Best Places In The Country To Take The Driving Test

Tralee Is One Of Best Places In The Country To Take The Driving Test

February 13, 2015 at 11:54 am Comments are Disabled

ACCORDING to statistics compiled from the RSA website, Tralee is one of the best places in the country to pass your driving test. The figures range from the period 2010-2013 and show that aside from a drop in 2011, Tralee has consistently placed amongst the top ten places in the country in driving test […]

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Archbishop Of Dublin To Speak At ‘Journeying In Hope’ Event At St John’s Church

Archbishop Of Dublin To Speak At ‘Journeying In Hope’ Event At St John’s Church

February 13, 2015 at 10:55 am Comments are Disabled

THE Archbishop of Dublin is to speak at this year’s ‘Journeying In Hope’ event in St John’s Church on February 24. Archbishop Diarmuid Martin is the latest in a long line of high-profile speakers at the event, which has been running at the Castle Street church for some years now. […]

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PHOTOS: On This Day Last Year Storm Darwin Struck Tralee

PHOTOS: On This Day Last Year Storm Darwin Struck Tralee

February 12, 2015 at 3:16 pm Comments are Disabled

TODAY marks a year on from the day ‘Storm Darwin’ hit Tralee and wrecked havoc around the town and surrounding area. Some of the huge damage caused by the hurricane winds included a tree falling on O’Donnell’s bar in Mounthawk and a large part of the roof of the Brandon Hotel […]

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Rose of Tralee 2014, Maria Walsh, in the Rose Garden in the Town Park on Wednesday morning. Photo by Dermot Crean

Rose Of Tralee Festival Gets €30,000 In Funding

February 12, 2015 at 2:20 pm Comments are Disabled

  THE Rose of Tralee International Festival has been awarded €30,000 in funding from Fáilte Ireland under its National Festivals and Events Programme. The Minister for Transport, Tourism & Sport, Paschal Donohoe TD, announced today that further funding of €320,000 has been approved by  for 11 key national festivals and events […]

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Road Closures On Sunday Morning To Facilitate Valentine’s 10 Mile Run

Road Closures On Sunday Morning To Facilitate Valentine’s 10 Mile Run

February 12, 2015 at 12:44 pm Comments are Disabled

  IF you’re travelling around town early on Sunday morning you’ll need to be aware that the Council will be closing off a number of roads for a time. The reason is to facilitate runners in the Valentine’s Weekend 10 Mile Road Race which is starting from Tralee Wetlands at 10am. […]

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Top Economist Constantin Gurdgiev To Give Talk In Tralee

Top Economist Constantin Gurdgiev To Give Talk In Tralee

February 12, 2015 at 11:56 am Comments are Disabled

CONSTANTIN Gurdgiev, a Russian economist will be speaking at a business event at the Manor West Hotel here in town on February 18. The event, a Continuing Professional Development (CPD) opportunity for accountants, lawyers and business people is being organised by Sheehy and Manning Financial, who have offices based here […]

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Brendan’s Going To LA For Special Olympics

Brendan’s Going To LA For Special Olympics

February 12, 2015 at 11:51 am Comments are Disabled

FLYING the Kerry flag at the Special Olympics this summer in LA will be Oakview swimmer, Brendan O’Connell. The member of Kerry Stars Special Olympics Club is the sole representative from  Kerry who will compete for Team Ireland. Brendan will be gunning for gold in the 1500 metres swim. No […]

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Mercy Mounthawk transition year students who won first prize  in the intermediate category of the 'Live Life Love' Film Competition. With them, left to right: Aidan Power, Pascal Sheehy and Maurice Galway Photo by Gavin O'Connor

PHOTOS: Positivity And Creativity To The Fore At ‘Live Life Love’ Day In Fels Point

February 12, 2015 at 11:28 am Comments are Disabled

‘LIVE Life Love Day 2015’  was held in Fels Point Hotel yesterday as hundreds gathered for the screening and presentation of the ‘Live Life’ winning films and awards. The event, which celebrated the late Donal Walsh’s message, was presented by RTE’s Aidan Power and guests included RTE’s Paschal Sheehy and Kerry footballer […]

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