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Hollywood Star In North Kerry To Trace His Roots For TV Show

Hollywood Star In North Kerry To Trace His Roots For TV Show

December 18, 2014 at 2:38 pm Comments are Disabled

FIRST Ant and Dec and now the star of hit comedy show ‘Will And Grace’. Kerry seems to be celebrity central these days. It emerged yesterday that famed ITV light entertainment duo will be attending the wedding of their friend, ex-Eastenders actor Sean Maguire, in Sneem over Christmas. Now we hear […]

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Mario To Impersonate Donaghy? What D’ya Think Of That Kieran?

Mario To Impersonate Donaghy? What D’ya Think Of That Kieran?

December 18, 2014 at 11:07 am Comments are Disabled

IT appears Mario Rosenstock must have some fixation with Kerry people judging by the latest promos for his upcoming RTE special. In the previews we see the well-known comic doing impressions of Kerry hotelier Francis Brennan of ‘At Your Service’ fame and he also has Dáithí Ó Sé on the show with him. Now it […]

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Performing in the CBS Primary School Christmas Concert were, from left: Veronica Paperocka, Abegalle Adetunji, Lauren Brosnan, Emily Rose McSweeney and Kaylee Oristejolomi. Photo by Gavin O'Connor.

PHOTOS: Festive Fun At CBS Primary Christmas Concert

December 18, 2014 at 10:37 am Comments are Disabled

THE corridors and classes of  Scoil Mhuire na mBráithre, CBS Primary School, were buzzing with activity as pupils prepared for the last performance of their annual Christmas concert on Wednesday. “Everyone has worked very hard on it, they have researched dances and put it together,” said CBS Primary School Deputy Principal, Pat […]

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Stacks Club Are Kerry Champions In Latest Funding From Munster Council

Stacks Club Are Kerry Champions In Latest Funding From Munster Council

December 18, 2014 at 10:28 am Comments are Disabled

AUSTIN Stacks are not only top dogs in Kerry on the field, but they are also the club that got the most funds from the Munster GAA Council in their 2014 Development Grant Scheme. The Munster GAA Council has announced details of the 2014 Scheme, funding club and school capital development […]

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Mary O’Donnell: The Best Facial I Ever Had Was…

December 18, 2014 at 10:28 am Comments are Disabled

THE best facial I have ever had was in the ‘Beauty by the Beach’ salon in Ballybunion. It is called the Caci ultimate facial. This was originally developed for treating facial palsy using micro current and this is widely used in physiotherapy for pain control and in hospitals for wound […]

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PHOTOS: Tralee ICG Team Does Kerry Proud Down Under

PHOTOS: Tralee ICG Team Does Kerry Proud Down Under

December 18, 2014 at 10:28 am Comments are Disabled

THE Tralee International Children’s Games team returned from Australia last Friday after an amazing experience Down Under. The 48th annual International Children’s Games, were in Australia for the first time at Lake Macquarie near Sydney and proved to be a huge success among the athletes competing from 82 towns and cities across the […]

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Gaelcholáiste Chiarraí Wins Third Basketball Title In A Row

Gaelcholáiste Chiarraí Wins Third Basketball Title In A Row

December 18, 2014 at 10:27 am Comments are Disabled

THE Gaelcholáiste Chiarraí girls senior basketball team won the South West Regionals in Division C for the third year in a row last week. They played two matches on the day (December 9). The semi-final was played against Colaiste Mhuire in which they were in the lead throughout, the whole squad […]

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Fitness: The Five Components Of Fitness

Fitness: The Five Components Of Fitness

December 18, 2014 at 9:30 am Comments are Disabled

This week, after examining some of the principals of exercise, Michael Ryan, of RnR Fitness in Tralee,  looks at the five components of fitness and how to train them effectively. Components Of Fitness The five components of physical fitness are: • Cardiovascular endurance • Muscle strength • Muscle endurance • […]

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Zoe’s World: I Hate Those Overtly Sexual Perfume Ads!

Zoe’s World: I Hate Those Overtly Sexual Perfume Ads!

December 17, 2014 at 2:19 pm Comments are Disabled

I HATE perfume ads. I literally despise perfume ads and I always have. I just don’t understand why they have to be so sexual. I’m sorry but I don’t care how flipping good you smell. Gucci Guilty (the worst one of them all) is just false advertising if I am […]

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Pictured giving it their all at Blennerville National School's Christmas Carol Service held in St. John's Church on Tuesday evening were junior infants, Eve O'Sullivan and Katelyn Laide. Photo by Pauline Dennigan

PHOTOS: Christmas Spirit Reigns At Blennerville School’s Concert

December 17, 2014 at 12:49 pm Comments are Disabled

THE annual Christmas concert by pupils from Blennerville NS went down a storm last night in St John’s Church last night. Proud parents, staff and siblings of the pupils enjoyed an evening of Christmas songs from all classes in the school. Much preparation went into the evening and Principal Terry O’Sullivan […]

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Paul Geaney celebrating his goal in the All-Ireland final against Donegal. Photo by Dermot Crean.

Kerry GAA Makes It Into Top Ten Google Sports Search List

December 17, 2014 at 11:42 am Comments are Disabled

ROMAN ABRAMOVICH’s millions had nothing over the Kingdom in 2014, when it came to the Irish public’s interest in sports teams. In a top ten list of sports searches compiled by Google Trends in Ireland, Kerry GAA, made it in the top ten – just ahead of Chelsea FC – in ninth […]

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Deirdre Walsh (seated fourth from left) who presented the prizes in the Chapter 23 Art competition Jack Roche Tralee with Tom Lawlor Tralee CU, John Roche and John Harrington Chairman Chapter 23at Manor West Hotel, Tralee on Sunday.

PHOTOS: Young Artists Honoured At Credit Union Awards

December 17, 2014 at 11:24 am Comments are Disabled

TALENTED artists from all over Kerry were honoured by Chapter 23 of the Irish Credit Unions in the Manor West Hotel on Sunday. Chapter 23 governs all credit unions in Kerry and West Limerick so there was a wide geographical spread of winners present for the presentation of prizes for […]

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One Of The Town’s Oldest Estates To Hold A Reunion

One Of The Town’s Oldest Estates To Hold A Reunion

December 17, 2014 at 10:47 am 1 comment

RESIDENTS of one of Tralee’s oldest estates and one of the town’s top stomping grounds for churning out talent down the years are organising a momentous reunion. ‘The St Brendans Park Reunion’ will take place on Friday, February 13 at the Austin Stacks GAA Clubhouse. This is the night before Austin […]

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Youngsters get a close look at a lizard displayed  by Debbie Pierson from Animal Roadshow, Mallow, at the Croilar na Mistealach Christmas Party in Aras an Phobail on Sunday. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Party Time For Croilar Na Mistealach Residents

December 17, 2014 at 10:40 am Comments are Disabled

CROILAR Na Mistealach residents came together for Christmas party in Aras an Phobail community room on Sunday for a great Christmas party. “It’s a great way to get the residents together,” said James O’Sullivan of the residents committee. “We have the Christmas party and our family fun day in the summer. […]

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Sean Taaffe: Are Hair Straighteners Damaging To Your Hair?

Sean Taaffe: Are Hair Straighteners Damaging To Your Hair?

December 17, 2014 at 10:37 am Comments are Disabled

  Our hair expert columnist, Sean Taaffe of the Sean Taaffe Hair Group answers some common questions on hair care… Question: I’m thinking of buying my 14 year old daughter a hair straightener for Christmas. I know they damage hair so what advice can you give? Sean Says: You’re right […]

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VIDEO: Christy Rocks Town Centre At Annual Garda Christmas Collection

VIDEO: Christy Rocks Town Centre At Annual Garda Christmas Collection

December 16, 2014 at 4:22 pm 1 comment

THE rain poured but spirits soared as Christy McCarthy gave his annual guest performance with Garda musicians on Tuesday afternoon for the annual Garda Christmas collection. Belting out rock n roll hit after hit, many passers-by stopped to take it all in outside Walsh Brothers Shoes, even though the heavens had opened […]

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VIDEO: Dinny Gets A Nice Delivery From Irish Rugby Legend

VIDEO: Dinny Gets A Nice Delivery From Irish Rugby Legend

December 16, 2014 at 3:02 pm Comments are Disabled

TRALEE man Dinny Culloty got a nice early Christmas present on Wednesday last when he received tickets for the Ireland v England rugby clash next year from none other than Munster and Irish legend, Ronan O’Gara. It was all part of a ‘ThreeIreland’ campaign to deliver seasonal spontaneity to unsuspecting […]

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Causeway U21 Champions Honour The Memory Of Former Teammate

Causeway U21 Champions Honour The Memory Of Former Teammate

December 16, 2014 at 2:28 pm 1 comment

AFTER lifting their first Kerry U21 title in 35 years, the victorious Causeway team brought the cup to the graveside of one of their former teammates, Kevin Diggin, who died earlier this year. Causeway beat St. Brendan’s Ardfert by a  0–18 to  0–9 in Austin Stack Park on Sunday, to […]

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Sod Is Turned On €1.7m Extension Work At Mercy Mounthawk

Sod Is Turned On €1.7m Extension Work At Mercy Mounthawk

December 16, 2014 at 12:10 pm Comments are Disabled

WORK has commenced in Mercy Mounthawk on a €1.7 million project which will improve and develop facilities in the school. The extension will contain seven classrooms,  four resource rooms an extended canteen space – which will double as a performance space – and a new toilet block. At the turning of […]

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Pupils who performed in the Scoil Eoin Christmas concert were, from left: Alicia Kislowsky, Ben Casey, Dillion Welsh, Emmet Carmody and Julie Griffin. Photo by Gavin O'Connor.

PHOTOS: Scoil Eoin National School Stages Christmas Concert

December 16, 2014 at 12:04 pm Comments are Disabled

PENGUINS, polar bears, cowboys and walking trees were just some of the characters that could be seen around Scoil Eoin on Monday night as they staged their first performance of their Christmas concerts. Pupils at the school will be taking to the stage for a three day run until Wednesday. […]

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Clarification: Johnston Marina Direct Provision Centre

Clarification: Johnston Marina Direct Provision Centre

December 16, 2014 at 11:48 am Comments are Disabled

IN our report about the Tralee International Resource Centre Christmas party on Saturday, it was stated by Gillian Wharton that the residents of Johnston Marina Direct Provision centre did not get a cooked dinner on Christmas Day because the kitchen wasn’t open. “We have this [party] every year for the […]

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It’s Been A Busy Christmas For Traders So Far Says Chamber Alliance

It’s Been A Busy Christmas For Traders So Far Says Chamber Alliance

December 16, 2014 at 10:14 am Comments are Disabled

THE 2014 Christmas Spraoi in Tralee had a very positive opening couple of weeks, according to the CEO of Tralee Chamber Alliance, Kieran Ruttledge, who said the feedback has been good from traders. He reminded local people to stay local for the rest of the Christmas holiday season by socialising […]

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Santa Helps Launch 63rd Fenit Christmas Swim

Santa Helps Launch 63rd Fenit Christmas Swim

December 16, 2014 at 10:04 am Comments are Disabled

SANTA and Mrs Claus were on hand on Sunday to officially launch the 63rd annual Christmas Day Swim at Fenit. Over 20 winter swimmers from Tralee Bay Swimming Club and members of Fenit Lifeboat  joined the Lapland duo for the launch of the swim which will take place at 12 noon. The Fenit […]

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Orlagh Winters: My Dream Dinner Party Guests

Orlagh Winters: My Dream Dinner Party Guests

December 16, 2014 at 9:37 am Comments are Disabled

SO at the moment I am the ‘favourite aunt’ as I got my hands on one of the coveted Frozen Elsa dolls and delivered her to my adorable niece in Dublin on Saturday. It got me thinking if I had to have one gift this christmas, what would it be? […]

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Gardaí Appeal For Information On Fatal Road Crash

Gardaí Appeal For Information On Fatal Road Crash

December 15, 2014 at 3:08 pm Comments are Disabled

GARDAÍ are asking for the public’s help with regard to terrible road accident in which 50 year old Catriona Dowling lost her life. The accident happened at Ballincrossig Cross on the Ballyduff to Tralee road on Saturday morning at around 8.45am. Gardai are appealing for anyone who saw the blue Vauxhall […]

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Gardaí Warn Motorists Of ‘Zapper’ Key Scam

Gardaí Warn Motorists Of ‘Zapper’ Key Scam

December 15, 2014 at 2:36 pm Comments are Disabled

  GARDAI are warning people of a scam where people locking their cars by clicking the button on their key, have their code cloned by nearby would-be thieves. The scam which has been going on in the Midlands and Dublin area, but hasn’t been experienced in Kerry yet, involves thieves sitting […]

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Nellie Conway, Nellie Higgins and Breda Boylan at the Christmas Party for Active Retirement at the John Mitchels Clubhouse on John Joe Sheehy Road on Saturday. Photo by Kieran Connolly

PHOTOS: Party Time At John Mitchels For Active Retirement

December 15, 2014 at 12:35 pm Comments are Disabled

  OVER 150 people attended the 15th year of the annual Active Retirement party at the John Mitchels Clubhouse on John Joe Sheehy Road last Saturday. The frosty morning and hazardous driving conditions did not deter the volunteers from reporting to duty from early morning as floors were brushed, carpets […]

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Rugby: Two Big Days Ahead For Munster

Rugby: Two Big Days Ahead For Munster

December 15, 2014 at 11:48 am Comments are Disabled

Our rugby writer, Mike O’Halloran, on a disappointing day for Munster yesterday… I ASKED in my preview of this game Can Munster win and I answered ‘of course they can’, but I was wrong. Try as they might, Munster could not overcome ASM Clermont Auvergne, even after getting a dream start. […]

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Cast members of 'Seussial The Musical' from Bryan Carr School Of Performing Arts launching the musical which takes place in Siamsa Tire this weekend.

Get Set For Family Fun With ‘Seussical The Musical’ At Siamsa Tire

December 15, 2014 at 11:40 am Comments are Disabled

BRYAN Carr School of Performing Arts has teamed up with Kerry County Library to promote  books or Library membership as practical gifts for Children this Christmas. “We wanted to show the fun and adventures that are alive within Dr. Seuss books with Cat in the Hat, Horton the Elephant, and […]

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Paul Abraham, Youlia Zidarova, Aisling Sugrue and David Rath at the TIRC Christmas party in the Kerins O'Rahilly's Clubhouse on Saturday afternoon. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Johnston Marina Centre Residents And Friends Enjoy Christmas Party

December 15, 2014 at 11:14 am Comments are Disabled

THERE was a large gathering of asylum seekers, people from the Tralee International Resource Centre and volunteers at the annual Christmas Party on Saturday afternoon. Santa made an appearance and they all enjoyed a Christmas dinner and entertainment. Held in Kerins O’Rahilly’s Clubhouse, Gillian Wharton of TIRC explained what the […]

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