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Runners taking off at the start of the Tralee Half-Marathon on Sunday morning. Photo by Dermot Crean

VIDEO/PHOTOS: Runners Take Off In Marathons This Morning

March 15, 2015 at 12:15 pm Comments are Disabled

HUNDREDS of runners took off this morning in beautiful conditions for the Tralee Marathon and Half-Marathon. Over 350 people took off at 9am from Dunnes Stores in North Circular Road while hundreds more started the half-marathon at 10.15am from the roundabout at High Street. We were there to see the runners […]

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At the Ardfert GAA annual social on in the Ballyroe Heights Hotel were, from left: Martin Ferris, Pat O’Driscoll and Eamonn Ferris . Photo by Gavin O'Connor.

PHOTOS: More From The Ardfert GAA Victory Social

March 15, 2015 at 9:28 am Comments are Disabled

THE Ardfert GAA Victory Social was held in Ballyroe Heights Hotel on Friday night and it was one hell of a hooley! Having had an amazing year where they won their third All-Ireland title in nine years, it was a chance to reflect on their success and revel in it. […]

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PHOTOS: #Tralee On Social Media This Week

PHOTOS: #Tralee On Social Media This Week

March 15, 2015 at 9:28 am Comments are Disabled

Every week we compile the best of photos posted on Twitter and Instagram about and around Tralee. Here’s what you’ve been snapping in and around Tralee during the week… A sure sign that spring has finally sprung, check out the town park right now.   These two best of buds […]

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Dog Show After The Parade To Help Out Recovery Haven

Dog Show After The Parade To Help Out Recovery Haven

March 15, 2015 at 9:28 am Comments are Disabled

  IF you go to the town park on St. Patrick’s Day expecting to see a dog show, you’ll be barking up the right tree. Recovery Haven, in conjunction with dog trainer Ciss O’Connor are holding the event on Tuesday after the parade. Ciss, who has previously shown and won […]

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Tony Heffernan of Bumbleance and Mary Ferritter of Dingle Distillery at the Fels Point Hotel Corporate Evening on Thursday night. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Fels Point Hosts Early St Patrick’s Day Event For Corporate Clients

March 15, 2015 at 9:27 am Comments are Disabled

  THE Fels Point Hotel held an early St Patrick’s Day celebration on Thursday for its corporate clients. Guests enjoyed complementary food and drinks from Dingle Distillery – who were showcasing their gin and vodka products – and Classic Drinks with their craft beers and ciders. “It’s an evening to […]

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Fantastic Children’s Events Planned For Tír Na nÓg Festival

Fantastic Children’s Events Planned For Tír Na nÓg Festival

March 15, 2015 at 9:27 am Comments are Disabled

CHILDREN in Kerry can look forward to an amazing line-up of entertainment for the annual Tír Na nÓg Festival at Easter. It’s one of the main events that will be staged during the The festival take place this Easter Bank Holiday Weekend from Friday April 3 to Monday April 6. One of […]

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PHOTOS/VIDEO: St. Patrick’s Day Comes Early At Scoil Eoin

PHOTOS/VIDEO: St. Patrick’s Day Comes Early At Scoil Eoin

March 14, 2015 at 12:02 pm Comments are Disabled

ST Patrick’s Day came early for pupils and parents at Scoil Eoin, Ballonagh on Friday with the hosting of their annual pre-St. Patrick’s Day Parade. Held as part of Seachtain Na Gaeilge, the pupils, many wearing oversided leprechaun hats and holding inflatable hammers, danced and sang songs as gaeilge for parents and teachers alike. One […]

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Holy Family pupils taking part in the Gaelscoil Mhic Easmainn table quiz as part of Seachtain Na Gaeilge were, from left: Martin Vladev, Ciaran Collins, Robert Vasiu and Cormac Lynch. Photo by Gavin O'Connor.

PHOTOS: Gaelscoil Celebrates Seachtain Na Gaeilge With Other Schools At Table Quiz

March 14, 2015 at 12:00 pm Comments are Disabled

AS part of Seachtain na Gaeilge, Gaelscoil Mhic Easmainn invited other schools in the Tralee area to take part in a table quiz followed by a céili as part of their Seachtain na Gaeilge celebrations. The table quiz  questions were asked as Gaeilge, though that hasn’t bothered the other schools in […]

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Cormac O'Sullivan, Chairman Kerry Branch of the Irish Hotels Federation  honours Pearl and Padraig McGillycuddy, Ballygarry House Hotel who  are celebrating 50 years in business in 2015 at the association's agm in Ballygarry House Hotel, Tralee on Tuesday. Also in picture is Margaret O'Connor, AIB Business Hotel & Development Manager, AIB South West.
Picture by Don MacMonagle

McGillicuddy Family Honoured By Kerry Branch Of Irish Hotels Federation

March 14, 2015 at 11:58 am Comments are Disabled

A TRALEE family celebrating 50 years in business were honoured earlier this week at their hotel. The McGillicuddy family who own and run the Ballygarry House Hotel have been honoured by the Kerry branch of the Irish Hotels Federation at the organisation’s annual general meeting at the hotel, for reaching the milestone. Padraig […]

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PREVIEW: Kerry To Eke Out A Victory In Potential ‘Borefest’

PREVIEW: Kerry To Eke Out A Victory In Potential ‘Borefest’

March 14, 2015 at 11:56 am Comments are Disabled

Gavin O’Connor says tomorrow’s meeting between Kerry and Donegal won’t be one for the purists… SO far this year Kerry have faced two opponents they put to the sword on the way to claiming the All-Ireland last September. Mayo and Cork will feel they have gone a way to setting […]

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PHOTOS: Ardfert GAA Club Celebrates Year To Remember At Victory Social

PHOTOS: Ardfert GAA Club Celebrates Year To Remember At Victory Social

March 14, 2015 at 10:31 am Comments are Disabled

THERE was plenty of silverware on display and All-Ireland medals in the back pockets for the  Ardfert GAA Victory Social held in Ballyroe Heights Hotel on Friday night. In 2015, Ardfert went all the way to Croke Park to collect an incredible third All-Ireland title in nine years when they beat […]

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Launching Daffodil Day were, front row, from left: Kathleen Curtin, Sinead O'Keefe, Chris Griffin, Holly Lynch. Back Row: Eileen O'Shea, Ed O'Connor, Rita O'Sullivan, Pat Dineen, Brenda Griffin, Grace O'Donnell, Anne O'Connor, Pat Hussey and Gillian Wharton Slattery. Photo by Gavin O'Connor.

Tralee Branch Of Irish Cancer Society Looks For Public To Support Daffodil Day

March 14, 2015 at 10:26 am Comments are Disabled

  MEMBERS of the Tralee branch of the Irish Cancer Society are asking the public and businesses to support Daffodil Day by buying merchandise or by holding a coffee morning  on Friday, March 27. In 2014 Daffodil Day raised an amazing €3.4m nationally, this year the Society needs to raise their […]

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Colm Cooper with students of Gaelcholaiste Chiarraí at the Cinemobile at the Fels Point Hotel on Thursday. Photo by Oscar Brophy

PHOTOS: Kerry Star Drops In To Say Hello To Gaelcholáiste Cinemagoers

March 14, 2015 at 10:16 am Comments are Disabled

  STUDENTS of Gaelcholaiste Chiarraí had a chance to meet Colm Cooper after an Irish language film screening in the Mobile Cinema as part of Seachtain Na Gaeilge. Addressing the crowd at the cinemobile parked at the Fels Point Hotel, Colm said that “events like these are a great opportunity to […]

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Mary and Charlie Mahon at the opening night of the Light Opera Society of Tralee's production of 'Into The Woods' in Siamsa Tíre on Thursday. Photo by Oscar Brophy

PHOTOS: Audiences Go ‘Into The Woods’ At Siamsa

March 14, 2015 at 10:10 am Comments are Disabled

  THE curtain came up on the Light Opera Society of Tralee’s latest production on Thursday night. ‘Into The Woods’ is running until Sunday night at Siamsa Tíre and there was a good crowd for the premiere of the show. The show features an ambivalent Cinderella, a blood-thirsty Little Red Riding […]

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Limerick Couple Collect €1m From Lotto Ticket Bought In Listowel

Limerick Couple Collect €1m From Lotto Ticket Bought In Listowel

March 13, 2015 at 5:04 pm Comments are Disabled

WELL that €1m lotto ticket sold in Listowel last week has been cashed in, but it wasn’t a Kerry resident who claimed it. Friday 13th has been an exceptionally lucky day for National Lottery players from the kingdom of Kerry and Limerick. Today, two separate groups collected prizes to value of […]

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Letter Shows Austin Stack’s St Patrick’s Day Preparations 99 Years Ago Today

Letter Shows Austin Stack’s St Patrick’s Day Preparations 99 Years Ago Today

March 13, 2015 at 2:58 pm Comments are Disabled

WHILE the preparations are in full swing for Tuesday’s St Patrick’s Day parade, we discovered this letter (below) from patriot, Austin Stack, sent 99 years ago today, organising a march of Irish Volunteers on the national holiday. The letter, sent to F.H. O’Donnell, Honorary Secretary of the Irish National Volunteers, invites the […]

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Enjoying the Cheltenham Festival at the Castle Bar were, from left: Graham Riordan, Aileen Riordan, George Carnegie, Ilene Cooper and Catherine Dempsey. Photo by Gavin O'Connor.

PHOTOS: Punters Celebrate Cheltenham Festival In Style At The Castle Bar

March 13, 2015 at 12:51 pm Comments are Disabled

THE Castle Bar was the place to be this week for punters in Tralee who couldn’t be at the real thing at Cheltenham. The well known pub even went as far as holding a best dressed ladies and men’s competition on Thursday to add a bit of style in the bar. The […]

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At the cheque handover of €20,000 to Kerry Cancer Link Bus were, from left:  . Photo by Gavin O'Connor.

Neilus Hands Over Cheque For €20,000 To Kerry/Cork Health Link Bus

March 13, 2015 at 12:42 pm Comments are Disabled

FOR seven years €35,000 lay in a bank account after a fundraising parachute jump involving a Tralee native, but on Thursday the account was cleared out. The good news is that the cash has gone to three great causes, with the lion’s share going to a Tralee-based charity. A sum of €20,000 has […]

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At the Gaelscoil Mhic Easmainn open day were, from left: Amy, Kyle,  Charlotte and Vicky Smith. Photo by Gvain O'Connor.

PHOTOS: Gaelscoil Mhic Easmainn Opens Its Doors To Parents

March 13, 2015 at 12:06 pm Comments are Disabled

GAELSCOIL Mhic Easmainn national school welcomed in parents on Wednesday morning for their open day. Parents of prospective pupils were given a tour and were able to ask questions about the benefits of sending their children to an Irish language school. Providing entertainment were the school choir, along with junior classes who […]

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Irish Optometrists Warn Of Damage To Eyes During Next Friday’s Solar Eclipse

Irish Optometrists Warn Of Damage To Eyes During Next Friday’s Solar Eclipse

March 13, 2015 at 11:58 am Comments are Disabled

  IN case you weren’t aware, there’s going to be a solar eclipse next Friday and Irish optometrists are advising the public to exercise caution when viewing it. There will be a total solar eclipse over the Northern Hemisphere at the Faroe Islands (Norway) and a rare 92% partial eclipse over […]

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Barry O'Connor in the new Ireland.com advert.

Tralee Man Features In Worldwide Tourism Promotion Ad Voiced By Liam Neeson

March 13, 2015 at 11:41 am Comments are Disabled

A TRALEE man has made his acting debut in the Tourism Ireland #GoGreen4PatricksDay promotion. Barry O’Connor, originally from Cahermoneen, features in a new advert with Hollywood actor Liam Neeson providing the voiceover to help promote St Patrick’s Day. “I’m thrilled to bits to see that my part made it in,” said Barry, […]

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Rockies making their way through the streets of Portlaoise before the 2015/14 All-Ireland Club Semi-Final. Photo by Dermot Crean

‘Super Rockies’ To March Again At St Patrick’s Day Parade

March 13, 2015 at 10:57 am Comments are Disabled

TUESDAY’S parade is about to get a whole lot louder! After a year of incredible marches, the Rockies fans will again take to the streets of Tralee for the St Patrick’s day parade. Though the Rock faithful would prefer to be making their way down Jones’s Road before the All-Ireland club […]

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Martin Ferris.

Martin Ferris Selected By Kerry Sinn Fein To Run In Next General Election

March 13, 2015 at 10:22 am Comments are Disabled

MARTIN Ferris was selected last night to be the Sinn Féin party’s candidate in the Kerry constituency at next General Election. Party members chose Deputy Ferris at the Kerry Sinn Féin selection convention in the Meadowlands Hotel. “It is a huge honour to be selected to represent Sinn Féin and this county […]

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Five Things To Do In Town This Weekend

Five Things To Do In Town This Weekend

March 13, 2015 at 9:34 am Comments are Disabled

Tralee folk! It’s nearly the weekend again and this means that we will be filling your head with ideas as to what you can do. Ready, steady, go… FRIDAY 1. For those of you out there that hold a fondness for fairy tales in your heart, then the new production set […]

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Three Changes In Kerry Team To Face Donegal

Three Changes In Kerry Team To Face Donegal

March 12, 2015 at 9:03 pm Comments are Disabled

  THERE are three changes in personnel and two positional for the Kerry team that will face Donegal this Sunday in round five of the National League. In defence, Peter Crowley, and Killian Young, both come into the half back line with Paul Murphy moving to the corner, Fionn Fitzgerald […]

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PHOTOS: Town Buildings Going Green From Tonight In Run-Up To St Patrick’s Day

PHOTOS: Town Buildings Going Green From Tonight In Run-Up To St Patrick’s Day

March 12, 2015 at 3:17 pm Comments are Disabled

  IF you start to see a different colour to the town over the next few days, never fear as it is all part of an initiative between Tralee Chamber Alliance and Kerry County Council. The two groups have teamed up together to help  celebrate St. Patricks Day next Tuesday with […]

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Pop Darlings Of The 80s, ABC Join Bill At Killarney Music Festival

Pop Darlings Of The 80s, ABC Join Bill At Killarney Music Festival

March 12, 2015 at 3:06 pm Comments are Disabled

  IF your a fan of 80s pop then the news gets better and better for you as ABC have been added to the line-up for The Killarney Festival of Music & Food on June 27-28. Duran Duran are already set to pack in the crowds, but Martin Fry’s charges had […]

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Gardaí Investigate Approach To Child In North Kerry

Gardaí Investigate Approach To Child In North Kerry

March 12, 2015 at 1:45 pm Comments are Disabled

GARDAÍ are looking into a claim that a child was approached by men in a van yesterday in north Kerry. An 11 year-old boy was approached by a van containing three men, described as foreign nationals, in Kilflynn at about 5.15pm. The child was offered sweets by the driver. The van is described as […]

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Mary Riordan, Sarah O'Sullivan, Orla Young, Caroline Creedon and Michelle Young at the IT Tralee Students Ball at the Ballyroe Heights Hotel on Wednesday night. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: More Style And Glamour From IT Tralee Students Ball

March 12, 2015 at 12:45 pm Comments are Disabled

EARLIER we brought you all the style and glamour from the IT Tralee Students Ball (click here for previous photos). The Ballyroe Heights Hotel event was attended by over 300 students and they all stepped out in their gladrags at the black-tie affair. Here’s the rest of the images we took […]

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VIDEO: Kerry Is The ‘Jewel In The Irish Accent Crown’ According To Great New Video

VIDEO: Kerry Is The ‘Jewel In The Irish Accent Crown’ According To Great New Video

March 12, 2015 at 12:21 pm Comments are Disabled

  ANYONE worth their salt from here in ‘The Kingdom’ has long known that our dulcet tones are amongst the best that the world has to offer. It seems that this has now been officially recognised in a new video that rightly describes our way of speaking as ‘the jewel in […]

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