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No Tommy Walsh For Sunday’s Kerry Game

No Tommy Walsh For Sunday’s Kerry Game

January 9, 2015 at 8:33 pm Comments are Disabled

THERE be no sight of Tommy Walsh back in a Kerry jersey this weekend in the McGrath Cup, as the team announced tonight shows he doesn’t even appear on the subs’ bench. There is Tralee area representation in the form of Paul McMahon of St Pat’s at right half back, […]

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Denis Mcellgott in action for Austin Stacks in the 2014 Munster semi-final. Photo byb Dermot Crean

Five Town Players Selected For IT Tralee Team To Face Kerry In McGrath Cup

January 9, 2015 at 4:23 pm 1 comment

  IT TRALEE manager, Noel Kennelly, has announced his starting team that will face Kerry in the McGrath Cup this Sunday and it features five players from Tralee clubs. Three Austin Stacks players are in the side, Denis McElligott, Ciaran O’Connell and Alan Duggan. John Mitchels are represented George Bastible […]

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Stephen Stack. Photo by Dermot Crean

“We Haven’t Taken Our Foot Off The Pedal” Says Stacks Boss

January 9, 2015 at 12:04 pm Comments are Disabled

Gavin O’Connor caught up with Austin Stacks boss, Stephen Stack, to find out how preparations are going for the All-Ireland semi-final next month… THE countdown is well and truly on for Austin Stacks date in the All-Ireland semi-final against Ulster champions, Slaughtneil, which is now just five weeks away. A great challenge […]

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The view from Short Mountain on the Slieve Mish Mountains

PHOTOS: #Tralee On Social Media This Week

January 9, 2015 at 10:20 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… Alison Slattery took a wonder up Short Mountain on Monday to capture this Winter sunset. Gaothmhor on Instagram took advantage of the low tide to […]

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Pooch Patrol: Do You Recognise These Dogs?

Pooch Patrol: Do You Recognise These Dogs?

January 9, 2015 at 10:10 am Comments are Disabled

  EVERY week dogs go missing in the Tralee area, so hopefully we here at TraleeToday.ie can help reunite owners with their beloved canine companions with our Poocj Patrol column. Wendy O’Connor, from Animal Net Kerry stresses the importance of putting collars and name-tags on dogs. It makes the job […]

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Seven Things You May Remember About Going To Fabric

Seven Things You May Remember About Going To Fabric

January 8, 2015 at 12:42 pm Comments are Disabled

WITH the announcement that the Fabric nightclub building was recently sold, we decided to cast our minds back to the heyday of Tralee’s once superclub. It opened in 2004 at the cost of €7 million, billed as Ireland ‘biggest and best’ nightclub by the owners. This was a time when the […]

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Director of '2014: A Rockumentary' Rory Kirby and Siobhan Naugthon manning the DVD stand, at the premiere in Siamsa Tire on Wednesday night. Photo by Dermot Crean

Stacks’ ‘Rockumentary’ DVD Wins Top GAA Award

January 8, 2015 at 12:11 pm 1 comment

AND the awards keep on coming. There was more great news for Austin Stacks today as it was announced the ‘Rockumentary’ DVD on their amazing county and Munster final successes, filmed and directed by Rory Kirby, has won a McNamee Award. The GAA McNamee Awards are held annually to honour excellence in […]

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Right2Water Meeting In Kerins O’Rahilly’s Clubhouse Tonight

Right2Water Meeting In Kerins O’Rahilly’s Clubhouse Tonight

January 8, 2015 at 11:34 am Comments are Disabled

THE Kerry Right2Water group will hold a meeting tonight (Thursday) at the Kerins O’Rahilly’s Clubhouse. The meeting will inform people about the water charges and their rights. There will be a question and answers session and plans for the protest in Castleisland (from Old Church Lane at 2pm) on Saturday, January 17 […]

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At the Movember cheque hand over from the Mall Tavern to Recovery were, front row, from left: Brian O'Dowd, Danny Roche, Danny Roche, Maureen O'Brien and Eileen Kennedy. Back Row: Der O'Sullivan John O'Sullivan and Gary Sugrue. Photo by Gavin O'Connor.

Moustachioed Men Of The Mall Raise Cash For Recovery Haven

January 8, 2015 at 10:40 am Comments are Disabled

See above ad for special offer OVER the last few years ‘Movember’ has been fixture to liven up the dreary month before the Christmas madness begins. Hordes of men (and perhaps some women too) grow a ‘muzzy’ all in aid of Cancer. The efforts of the eight male employees of […]

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Norma Foley To Seek Fianna Fail Nomination To Run In Next Election

Norma Foley To Seek Fianna Fail Nomination To Run In Next Election

January 8, 2015 at 10:06 am 1 comment

TRALEE Municipal District Councillor Norma Foley is to put her name forward at the Fianna Fail convention to run for the Dáil at the next General Election. The Presentation Secondary School teacher will hope take a place in the new five-seater Kerry constituency at the next election and follow in her […]

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Kerry Ahead Of National Average For Car Sales In 2014

Kerry Ahead Of National Average For Car Sales In 2014

January 8, 2015 at 10:02 am Comments are Disabled

DURING 2014 did you notice more new cars on the road around the county? Well if you did, that’s no surprise because last year the amount of new vehicles bought in Kerry increased by 34.46% which is above the national average. A total of 1,982 units were sold which was an […]

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Fabric Building On Princes Street Sold

Fabric Building On Princes Street Sold

January 7, 2015 at 3:23 pm Comments are Disabled

THE building that was once Fabric Nightclub on Princes Street has been sold. Details of the sale by Sherry Fitzgerald Stephenson Crean have not been revealed, but it was bought in trust by a Cork solicitor for an unidentified buyer. The building had been up for sale for some time. Fabric was […]

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Mercy Mounthawk students who will perform the play 'The Plough and the Stars' are, from left: Andrew Breewood, Killian O'Regan, Clodagh Harrington and Ciaran Ryan. Photo by Gavin O'Connor.

PHOTOS: Mounthawk Students To Tackle O’Casey Classic At Siamsa

January 7, 2015 at 2:30 pm Comments are Disabled

  WITH the centenary of the 1916 rising around the corner, a cast of 16 Mercy Mounthawk students are set to perform the defining play from that period, ‘The Plough and the Stars’. The Sean O’Casey classic depicts the harsh realities of life in the Dublin tenements before and during the […]

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Young Scientists Hope To Make Waves At RDS Exhibition

Young Scientists Hope To Make Waves At RDS Exhibition

January 7, 2015 at 2:11 pm Comments are Disabled

STUDENTS from around the county are in Dublin this week to take part in the BT Young Scientists Exhibition at the RDS and Tralee schools are represented in three projects: two from Gaelcholáiste Chiarraí and one from Presentation Secondary School. The Gaelcholaiste’s entries focus on ‘Using water energy buoys to […]

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Ciaran Casey with the great white on Golden Bay, Victoria. Photo Noelle Casey.

Ballyheigue Man Has Close Encounter With Great White Shark Down Under

January 7, 2015 at 11:19 am Comments are Disabled

A BALLYHEIGUE man out sea fishing in Australia got a whole lot more than he bargained for when he caught a great white Shark last Saturday. Ciaran Casey, who has been living down under with his family since 2013, was fishing on Golden Beach in Victoria when hooked the endangered […]

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Noelle O'Grady O'Neill and Mags O'Grady at the Fels Point Hotel Women's Christmas Celebration. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Keeping Up The Women’s Christmas Tradition

January 7, 2015 at 10:58 am 1 comment

WOMEN took to the hotels and restaurants around town last night to celebrate Women’s Christmas. A number of restaurants had special menus for the event, while the Fels Point Hotel provided a latin flavour to the night with tapas and salsa dancing. Ballygarry House Hotel also had a special celebration […]

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Zoe’s World: Wear What You Want And Ignore Those Who Judge

Zoe’s World: Wear What You Want And Ignore Those Who Judge

January 7, 2015 at 9:47 am Comments are Disabled

  THE teenage years commence a whole pile of changes. But other than the physical changes, like the bad skin and growth spurts (I am personally still waiting on mine), there are also a lot of mental changes. Most adults have probably had the word “moody” pass through their heads […]

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Sean Taaffe: Broken Hairs At The Roots?

Sean Taaffe: Broken Hairs At The Roots?

January 7, 2015 at 9:42 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 have long hair but whenever I straighten it, I’ve loads of little broken hairs at the roots and along the outside of my hair. Help? Sean Says: This is […]

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

It Really Was The ‘Sunny South-West’ Last Year

January 6, 2015 at 4:56 pm Comments are Disabled

  VALENTIA observatory recorded an increase in sunshine which made the south west the sunniest place to be last summer. In a report released by Met Eireann, Valentia recorded a 118% increase in average sunshine levels with the observatory measuring just under 1,500 hours of sunshine. The hottest day of the […]

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Kerry To Play McGrath Cup Game Against ITT At Austin Stack Park

Kerry To Play McGrath Cup Game Against ITT At Austin Stack Park

January 6, 2015 at 4:40 pm Comments are Disabled

A NEW season gets underway for the Kerry senior team this Sunday in the McGrath Cup when they play IT Tralee in Austin Stack Park at 2pm. With the Kerry first team and panel currently in South Africa and scheduled to come back Sunday/Monday, U21 boss Darragh Ó Sé will take the […]

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Maria Walsh Launches Search For Rose Of Tralee 2015

Maria Walsh Launches Search For Rose Of Tralee 2015

January 6, 2015 at 2:05 pm Comments are Disabled

  MARIA Walsh has travelled over 65,000 miles since becoming the Rose of Tralee, and she will travel hundreds more over the coming fortnight in a bid to find the 2015 Rose of Tralee. Maria celebrated Women’s Christmas at The Loop in Cork Airport with RTÉ Host Dáithí Ó Sé […]

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At the launch Austin Stacks corporate lunch were, from left: Wayne Guthrie, Stephen Stack and Shane Carroll.

Austin Stacks To Hold Corporate Lunch To Help Buy ‘Nuns Field’

January 6, 2015 at 10:58 am Comments are Disabled

NOT resting on their laurels after the incredible success of 2014, county and Munster champions, Austin Stacks are making a push to develop the ‘Nuns Field’ in Connolly Park up to a top class standard. On Friday, January 30, Austin Stacks GAA Club will hold a corporate lunch to raise […]

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Much-Loved Blennerville Character To Be Remembered On Saturday

Much-Loved Blennerville Character To Be Remembered On Saturday

January 6, 2015 at 10:34 am Comments are Disabled

A LARGE group of cyclists is expected in Blennerville on Saturday morning to celebrate the life of a great local character who died five years ago this month. The annual Jimmy Duffy Memorial Cycle takes place at 11am from St. Pat’s GAA Club, but there are more events planned on the day […]

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Orlagh Winters: I Think I’ll Leave The Resolutions Until February

Orlagh Winters: I Think I’ll Leave The Resolutions Until February

January 6, 2015 at 10:22 am Comments are Disabled

    See above ad for special offer OK folks, it’s finally 2015 and time to make all the resolutions that we will probably break by the time the month ends. I normally wait until February to make mine as I find January is a busy month catching up with […]

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Jack Savage, will play an extremely important part in this year's league. Photo by Dermot Crean

Five Tralee Players In Action For Kerry Under 21s

January 5, 2015 at 3:30 pm Comments are Disabled

  FIVE players from town were in action for the Kerry U21s at the weekend when they drew 0-13 to 1-10 with Roscommon in round one of the Hastings Cup. There was a Tralee man selected in all but one of the outfield lines. Cormac Coffey (Kerins O’Rahilly’s) lined out at […]

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Gardaí Appeal For Information About Attempted Burglary

Gardaí Appeal For Information About Attempted Burglary

January 5, 2015 at 2:41 pm Comments are Disabled

  GARDAI are appealing for the public’s assistance in relation to an attempted break-in in Lixnaw yesterday. At 10.45pm on Sunday night, two males attempted to break into the pharmacy in the village. The owner was in the pharmacy at the time and confronted the would-be raiders, who caused a substantial amount of damage […]

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Big Names In Irish Sport Due For ITT Convention

Big Names In Irish Sport Due For ITT Convention

January 5, 2015 at 2:14 pm Comments are Disabled

IT TRALEE Health and Leisure Department are set to hold a sports convention next month which will feature guest speakers, including Ireland boxing team’s sports psychologist Gerry Hussey and the Kerry’s All-Ireland winning captain and Waterford IT lecturer, Fionn Fitzgerald. On the back of last year’s successful event, fITTsport 2015 will […]

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Mary O'Donnell

Mary O’Donnell: Organic Products Which Are Kind To The Skin

January 5, 2015 at 11:39 am Comments are Disabled

RECENTLY I was a judge for the Irish Spa awards and I had the pleasure to be introduced to Voya. This company from Strandhill, County Sligo, is fast becoming an Irish success internationally. Voya has adopted organic and sustainable ways of creating products. They use only sustainable harvesting practices to ensure that […]

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VIDEO: Former Rose Films A Second From Every Day Last Year In Viral Video

VIDEO: Former Rose Films A Second From Every Day Last Year In Viral Video

January 5, 2015 at 10:58 am Comments are Disabled

See above ad for special offer A FORMER Rose of Tralee contestant decided to put a record of her entire year on video…and it’s less than eight minutes long. Edwina Guckian, who was the Leitrim Rose in 2013, filmed a second from every day of last year and complied it into […]

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What An Taisce Judges Said About Tralee In IBAL Survey

What An Taisce Judges Said About Tralee In IBAL Survey

January 5, 2015 at 10:32 am Comments are Disabled

TRALEE finished 25th in the latest IBAL survey of Irish towns and cities (click here for full story) but what did the An Taisce judges have to say about the town? Here’s their report on specific areas… Tralee: Tralee is again Clean to European Norms status, although this year’s result […]

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