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The pantheon that is the Island of Geese.

Five Things Tralee People Can Give Up (Or Do) For Lent

February 18, 2015 at 2:48 pm 1 comment

It’s Lent! And Gavin O’Connor has a few alternatives to giving up chocolate and drink over the next 40 days… 1. Bad Drivers, please give up the Island of Geese Roundabout If you’d like to see a live example of Darwin’s ‘survival of fittest’ theory in action, rock on up to […]

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Tralee Experiences Big Surge In Broadband Speeds

Tralee Experiences Big Surge In Broadband Speeds

February 18, 2015 at 12:29 pm Comments are Disabled

TRALEE will now be able to access even better high-speed broadband as part of €9 million investment by Eircom in the county’s broadband infrastructure. Most of Tralee will now be able to access broadband speeds of up to 100 Mb/s through eircom’s Open Access Network (click to enlarge map to find out if […]

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Taoiseach Enda Kenny with Phone Watch’s MD Eoin Dunne (centre) join Paidi O’Se’s children L-R Marc O’ Se,Neasa O Se,Siun O’Se and Paidi Og O Se at the launch of the 26th PhoneWatch Comortas Peile Páidí Ó Sé 2015.

Parts Of Páidí Ó Sé Football Tournament To Be Played In Tralee This Weekend

February 18, 2015 at 11:38 am Comments are Disabled

  FOUR GAA venues in Tralee will play host to games during the ‘PhoneWatch Comórtas Peile Páidí Ó Sé 2015’ from February 20-22. John Mitchel’s facilities in Ballyseedy welcome the ladies senior competition while Caherslee and Mercy Mounthawk will jointly host the Intermediate Ladies Competition. A number of games in the […]

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

Banna Named Among Top Ten Beaches In Ireland On Tripadvisor

February 18, 2015 at 11:23 am Comments are Disabled

IN news that will come as no surprise to Tralee people, Banna Strand has been named amongst the top ten beaches to visit in Ireland. The beautiful strand, which came seventh in the ratings by TripAdvisor’s online reviewers, is amongst four Kerry beaches named in the prestigious list. Continued below… […]

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Tralee Scout Troop Looking For Clothes Donations To Raise Funds

Tralee Scout Troop Looking For Clothes Donations To Raise Funds

February 18, 2015 at 11:08 am Comments are Disabled

FEEL like rummaging through the clutter of your wardrobe for any old, unused and unwanted clothes? If so, then the recent fundraising activity from the ‘1st Kerry Scout Troop Tralee’ is one to sit up and take notice of! The local troop, based out of their ‘den’ on Matt Talbot […]

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Zoe’s World: It’s Worth Making The Effort To Socialise

Zoe’s World: It’s Worth Making The Effort To Socialise

February 18, 2015 at 10:04 am Comments are Disabled

  I AM not an unsociable person. All teenagers are not unsociable. Just because we tend to spend most of our lives on our headphones on, doesn’t mean that we don’t enjoy a bit of human interaction from time to time. That doesn’t mean that you should continue to talk […]

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HSE And Kerry General Hospital Apologise To Child Brain-Damaged At Birth

HSE And Kerry General Hospital Apologise To Child Brain-Damaged At Birth

February 17, 2015 at 7:51 pm Comments are Disabled

A THREE-YEAR-OLD Kerry child will receive an interim payment of over €2.5m after the HSE settled a High Court action today in Dublin. RTE reported on the Six-One News (click here for full story), that Skye Worthington was brain-damaged during her birth in Kerry General Hospital in April 2011. She now has […]

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PHOTOS: A Flipping Great Time In Town For ‘Pancake Tuesday’

PHOTOS: A Flipping Great Time In Town For ‘Pancake Tuesday’

February 17, 2015 at 2:26 pm Comments are Disabled

  FOLKS around Tralee were busy whisking batter and flipping pancakes this morning  for Shrove Tuesday. Over in CBS Primary School, pupils donned their chef’s hats and aprons and had super fun preparing pancakes for their classes. “The most popular process by far, has been choosing toppings,” said teacher Michelle Culloty. “We […]

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Orlagh Winters: Safe To Say I’m Not A Big Fan Of ‘Kimye’

Orlagh Winters: Safe To Say I’m Not A Big Fan Of ‘Kimye’

February 17, 2015 at 12:00 pm Comments are Disabled

APPARENTLY Kanye West knows fashion! I say this with my tongue firmly fixed in my cheek having seen what he showed in New York Fashion Week at the weekend. How the ‘Queen of Style’, Anna Wintour, sat with a straight face is beyond me. To add insult to injury his wife […]

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Two More Endangered Barn Owls Killed On Tralee Bypass

Two More Endangered Barn Owls Killed On Tralee Bypass

February 17, 2015 at 10:54 am Comments are Disabled

TWO more endangered barn owls were found dead on the Tralee bypass last Thursday which brings to number killed to seven since the road opened in August 2013. Birdwatch Ireland have been conducting a survey on the Tralee Bypass since last August, after three barn owls and a long-eared owl were found […]

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Kerry Islamic Outreach Centre Thanks Tralee As Donations Of Children’s Clothing Doubles

Kerry Islamic Outreach Centre Thanks Tralee As Donations Of Children’s Clothing Doubles

February 17, 2015 at 10:31 am Comments are Disabled

THE Kerry Islamic Outreach Society (KIOS) have expressed their delight at the generosity of the people of Tralee to their recent children’s clothes campaign. On Saturday we reported that the KIOS were running a charity campaign to help collect clothes for children in Syria and Palestine. The collection was part of a drive that […]

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Cyclists Gear Up For ‘Lacey Cup’ Race In Tralee This Sunday

Cyclists Gear Up For ‘Lacey Cup’ Race In Tralee This Sunday

February 17, 2015 at 10:20 am Comments are Disabled

THE 2015 Lacey Cup, the grand opener in the cycling season here in Munster, is all set to kick off this year on Sunday, February 22. The event, which is being be hosted by Tralee Manor West Bicycle Club with the headquarters for cyclists at the Manor West Hotel who sponsor […]

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Fáilte Ireland, met members of the Kerry tourism industry in The Ballygarry House Hotel, as part of a series of Fáilte Ireland briefings, with a focus on the Wild Atlantic Way. From left, Brian O'Keeffe, West End Fenit, Martina Canty, Fáilte Ireland, Catherine Burke, Meadowlands Hotel, Tralee and Heather MacIver, Meadowlands Hotel, Tralee. Photo by Valerie O'Sullivan

PHOTOS: Fáilte Ireland Meets Kerry Tourism Interests About ‘Wild Atlantic Way’

February 17, 2015 at 10:01 am Comments are Disabled

FÁILTE Ireland met members of the Kerry tourism industry in The Ballygarry Hotel, Tralee on Friday about the Wild Atlantic Way. It was all part of a series of briefings by the tourism body which were being held, with a special focus focus on the route. The national tourism authority is seeking […]

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Aisling O'Brien, Kayleigh Quirke, Sharon Cronin, Gillian Barrett, Aisling O'Mahony, Sarah Hobbert, Nicole Roche and in front, Lorraine Counihan at O'Loughlin's Hotel in Portlaoise prior to the game on Sunday. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Stacks Fans Enjoying The Atmosphere Before The Big Game

February 16, 2015 at 4:52 pm 1 comment

ROCKIES travelled in huge numbers again on Sunday to cheer on their heroes in Portlaoise. Eight buses left the Austin Stacks Club at 10.45am and arrived at around 1.15pm in the Laois capital. The nightclub area of O’Loughlin’s Hotel was taken over by Tralee folk and rocked to beat of the […]

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PHOTOS/VIDEO: How Austin Stacks v Slaughtneil Played Out On Twitter

PHOTOS/VIDEO: How Austin Stacks v Slaughtneil Played Out On Twitter

February 16, 2015 at 3:28 pm Comments are Disabled

IT wasn’t to be for Austin Stacks, but people from all over Ireland tuned into watch the All-Ireland semi-final against Slaughtneil. Many of them took to twitter to show their appreciation for a brilliant game filled with drama, and played in a fantastic atmosphere. ‘The Poznan’ or on this occasion ‘The […]

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Mary O'Donnell

Mary O’Donnell: A Great Welcome From The People At RTE

February 16, 2015 at 2:23 pm Comments are Disabled

  MY first week on RTE’s Today show was some experience. Walking into the studio was all a bit mad. To be part of a set that you’re used to looking at at home with a cuppa in your hand was strange to say the least. Now from the minute […]

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Setting off at the Tralee Valentine 10 Mile Road Race from Tralee Wetlands on Sunday morning. Photo by Dermot Crean

VIDEO/PHOTOS: Over 500 Take Part In Valentine’s Run On Sunday

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

THE rain stayed away as over 500 runners took part in the  second annual Valentine’s Run on Sunday morning  from Tralee Wetlands. Serious athletes and fun runners set off at 10am with some choosing a love theme to their running gear adding colour to the event which is organised by Run The […]

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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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