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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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Worst February Ever For Numbers Of Patients Waiting On Trolleys At KGH

Worst February Ever For Numbers Of Patients Waiting On Trolleys At KGH

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

  THE INMO recorded the highest number of patients waiting on trolleys for the month of February since records began. There were 121 patients waiting on trolleys in the hospital during the month which beats the previous highest figure of 118 in February 2010. Nationally there were 9,657 patients waiting […]

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Kerry Pharmacies Need Your Vote In Charity Campaign

Kerry Pharmacies Need Your Vote In Charity Campaign

March 12, 2015 at 11:36 am Comments are Disabled

  LOCAL pharmacies here in Kerry are looking to the public for help in a charity campaign/competition they’ve entered. Ballyduff  Pharmacy and Costello Pharmacy, located on Russell Street here in town have entered the St Patrick’s Day Best Dressed Window Competition 2015 that is being run by Green Angel Skincare and are campaigning […]

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Tralee To Welcome 300 Members Of US Emergency Services For ‘Heroes Week’ Next Year

Tralee To Welcome 300 Members Of US Emergency Services For ‘Heroes Week’ Next Year

March 12, 2015 at 10:30 am Comments are Disabled

TRALEE will receive a boost in June next year when around 300 members of US emergency services plus their families are expected to descend on the town as part of ‘Heroes Week 2016’. Heroes Week in Tralee will welcome police, fire service, coastguard, nurses and Red Cross persons of Irish […]

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VIDEO: Get ‘Inspired’ With Zumbathon For A Great Cause

VIDEO: Get ‘Inspired’ With Zumbathon For A Great Cause

March 12, 2015 at 10:18 am Comments are Disabled

  A LOCAL dance group here in town are looking to raise funds for a great local group by organising a Zumbathon in Fels Point Hotel on Saturday. The theme of the night will to ‘Dance For A Cause’ as the organisers, Zumba Salsa Kerry, hope to raise funds for the fantastic work […]

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Tralee Man Films Documentary On Cockfighting

Tralee Man Films Documentary On Cockfighting

March 12, 2015 at 10:12 am Comments are Disabled

    A TRALEE man from has recently finished filming a documentary on the small Filipino island of Pangalao detailing the islands ‘obsession’ with the sport of cockfighting. Keith Mannix from Oakpark, in his 13-minute documentary ‘The Fight’, interviews the local ‘Captain’ Rudy Bundogan to try to understand the complexity of […]

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Tina Pierce, Shauna Goggin, Michelle Broderick and Shannon Lonergan at the IT Tralee Students Ball at the Ballyroe Heights Hotel on Wednesday night. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: ITT Students Clearly Studied Up On Style For Annual Ball

March 12, 2015 at 9:55 am Comments are Disabled

OVER 300 students from IT Tralee dressed to impress last night for their annual ball. The red carpet was rolled out at Ballyroe Heights Hotel for the glamorous affair and the ladies  lived up to the treatment with some amazing gowns while the guys scrubbed up well for the black-tie bash. […]

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Tributes To Michael McMahon At His Last County Council Meeting

Tributes To Michael McMahon At His Last County Council Meeting

March 12, 2015 at 9:52 am Comments are Disabled

  THERE were tributes paid at the monthly meeting of Kerry County Council on Monday to Director of Planning and Sustainable Development, Michael McMahon, who retires at the end of the month. His colleagues from the Council planning staff were also present to hear kind words and praise for a man who […]

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Renowned Psychologist To Speak At Fels Point Tonight

Renowned Psychologist To Speak At Fels Point Tonight

March 12, 2015 at 9:38 am Comments are Disabled

  CBS The Green will host renowned psychologist and psychotherapist Dr. Fergus Heffernan in a talk this morning to students, but the public will get a chance to hear his expertise later tonight. The talk will be on family dynamics along with the emotional well being of teenagers and will be held […]

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Graham Norton To Visit Listowel For Writers Week

Graham Norton To Visit Listowel For Writers Week

March 11, 2015 at 5:10 pm Comments are Disabled

    GRAHAM NORTON is coming to Listowel Writers Week Festival. The hugely popular and entertaining BBC TV host will be appearing at the festival on Saturday night May 30. The celebrity TV host appearance will coincide with the publication of the paperback of his memoir ‘The Life and Loves of […]

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Social Welfare

Number Of People Signing On In Tralee Increases In February

March 11, 2015 at 5:07 pm Comments are Disabled

  THE number of people on the live register in Tralee increased in the month of February and is at its highest since August last year. Figures from the Central Statistics Office for February show the amount of people signing on in Tralee (including Castleisland) is now 5,644. That number […]

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Meadowlands Hotel To Be Spruced Up For Summer

Meadowlands Hotel To Be Spruced Up For Summer

March 11, 2015 at 12:44 pm 1 comment

THE green shoots of spring have appeared at The Meadowlands Hotel Tralee after details of a major transformation project were unveiled ahead of the 2015 summer season. It will be business as usual for locals and visitors to the 4 star family-run hotel while work is carried out in the bedrooms, […]

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VIDEO: Tralee Racecourse Hosts A Very Different Type Of Horsepower

VIDEO: Tralee Racecourse Hosts A Very Different Type Of Horsepower

March 11, 2015 at 12:42 pm Comments are Disabled

IN its heyday, the racecourse here in Tralee was very much used to seeing its fair share of excitement and experiencing the ‘heart in mouth’ feeling as the horses rounded the final corner and hurdled toward the finish line. That was then though and a new video released by the ‘Kerry […]

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