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At the CBS National School bake sale were, from left: Aliyah Connolly, Jennifer Keating, Ibukun Odugbbsan. Photo by Gavin O'Connor.

PHOTOS: Tasty Treats Help Raise Funds For CBS School Equipment

February 14, 2015 at 10:30 am Comments are Disabled

IT was a sweet start to the weekend at CBS Clounalour for a fundraising bake sale for the school. The event was organised by the parents association in the school who also supplied cakes and buns along with raffle prizes. Children from the fifth and six classes were the ones entrusted […]

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The Rock Will Rise Again To Book Date With Destiny

The Rock Will Rise Again To Book Date With Destiny

February 14, 2015 at 10:30 am Comments are Disabled

Gavin O’Connor says it’ll be hard and it won’t be pretty, but Austin Stacks will overcome Slaughtneil on Sunday in the All-Ireland Club Semi-Final in Portlaoise… ROCK STREET is a long way away from the foot of the Carntogher mountain. Between Austin Stacks and Slaughtneil it’s as much north v […]

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Performers with the Oliver Hurley School of Musical Theatre at the 'Talent Of Tralee' fundraising concert on Friday night in the Fels Point Hotel. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Hundreds Enjoy Talent Show In Aid Of School Autism Units

February 14, 2015 at 10:29 am Comments are Disabled

THERE was a massive turnout in the Fels Point Hotel last night for a fundraiser in aid of autism units in two schools. The ‘Talent Of Tralee’ concert certainly lived up to its name with participants from the Oliver Hurley School of Musical Theatre, Bryan Carr School of Performing Arts, […]

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At The Movies: ‘Fifty Shades Of Grey’ Is All Build Up And No Climax

At The Movies: ‘Fifty Shades Of Grey’ Is All Build Up And No Climax

February 14, 2015 at 10:28 am Comments are Disabled

‘Fifty Shades Of Grey’ By John Lyons I wouldn’t be a true cinema lover if I didn’t do a meticulous amount of research in my spare time. And I certainly wouldn’t be a true film critic if I didn’t keep my ear to the ground at all times. But over […]

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The Wailing Wall: Crime And Punishment

The Wailing Wall: Crime And Punishment

February 14, 2015 at 10:27 am Comments are Disabled

  Johnnie Wall believes many sentences being handed down in our justice system are too lenient…  I WROTE an ‘eloquent’ piece for The Kerryman back in the early nineties. It was for a column titled ‘Your Personal Opinion’.  However, in hindsight it was more of a rant, an outpouring of pent-up frustration at […]

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Kerry Islamic Outreach Centre Collecting Clothes For Children In Syria And Palestine

Kerry Islamic Outreach Centre Collecting Clothes For Children In Syria And Palestine

February 14, 2015 at 10:17 am Comments are Disabled

KERRY Islamic Outreach Society (KIOS) here in town is looking for any donations of children’s clothes. The collection is part of a drive that will send clothes to children in both Syria and Palestine who are suffering through an extreme winter. We talked to Rizwan Khan, who as well as being […]

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Austin Stacks supporters gearing up for Sunday in the Connolly Park clubhouse. Photo by Gavin O'Connor.

VIDEO: Forget Paris! It’s Portlaoise For A Weekend Of Love Rockie-Style

February 13, 2015 at 4:16 pm Comments are Disabled

A LOVE affair of a different kind will be in bloom for the most romantic weekend of the year when fanatical Austin Stacks support hit the road in search of a St Patrick’s day date in Croke Park. At least eight buses will depart on Sunday morning for Portlaoise, for […]

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Kerry Mums Give Something Back To Hospital That Saved Their Children’s Lives

Kerry Mums Give Something Back To Hospital That Saved Their Children’s Lives

February 13, 2015 at 3:54 pm Comments are Disabled

A GROUP of Kerry mothers, who each have a child that was born with a congenital heart defect (CHD), have got together to help raise funds for Our Lady’s Children’s Hospital in Crumlin. The ‘Glow Hearts 4 Crumlin’ group consists of three mums from Tralee – Sinead O’Connor, Sonya Doyle and Jenny Pye […]

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VIDEO: Presentation Girls Up For National Short Film Award…And They Need Your Votes

VIDEO: Presentation Girls Up For National Short Film Award…And They Need Your Votes

February 13, 2015 at 12:25 pm 1 comment

TWO short films created by Presentation Secondary School students have been shortlisted for an All-Ireland film competition. The All-Ireland second level student video competition run by ICTU’s Youth Connect Programme, is now in its second year and Presentation have two entries out of the 25 shortlisted nationally. The students involved are […]

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Tralee Is One Of Best Places In The Country To Take The Driving Test

Tralee Is One Of Best Places In The Country To Take The Driving Test

February 13, 2015 at 11:54 am Comments are Disabled

ACCORDING to statistics compiled from the RSA website, Tralee is one of the best places in the country to pass your driving test. The figures range from the period 2010-2013 and show that aside from a drop in 2011, Tralee has consistently placed amongst the top ten places in the country in driving test […]

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Archbishop Of Dublin To Speak At ‘Journeying In Hope’ Event At St John’s Church

Archbishop Of Dublin To Speak At ‘Journeying In Hope’ Event At St John’s Church

February 13, 2015 at 10:55 am Comments are Disabled

THE Archbishop of Dublin is to speak at this year’s ‘Journeying In Hope’ event in St John’s Church on February 24. Archbishop Diarmuid Martin is the latest in a long line of high-profile speakers at the event, which has been running at the Castle Street church for some years now. […]

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PHOTOS: On This Day Last Year Storm Darwin Struck Tralee

PHOTOS: On This Day Last Year Storm Darwin Struck Tralee

February 12, 2015 at 3:16 pm Comments are Disabled

TODAY marks a year on from the day ‘Storm Darwin’ hit Tralee and wrecked havoc around the town and surrounding area. Some of the huge damage caused by the hurricane winds included a tree falling on O’Donnell’s bar in Mounthawk and a large part of the roof of the Brandon Hotel […]

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Rose of Tralee 2014, Maria Walsh, in the Rose Garden in the Town Park on Wednesday morning. Photo by Dermot Crean

Rose Of Tralee Festival Gets €30,000 In Funding

February 12, 2015 at 2:20 pm Comments are Disabled

  THE Rose of Tralee International Festival has been awarded €30,000 in funding from Fáilte Ireland under its National Festivals and Events Programme. The Minister for Transport, Tourism & Sport, Paschal Donohoe TD, announced today that further funding of €320,000 has been approved by  for 11 key national festivals and events […]

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Road Closures On Sunday Morning To Facilitate Valentine’s 10 Mile Run

Road Closures On Sunday Morning To Facilitate Valentine’s 10 Mile Run

February 12, 2015 at 12:44 pm Comments are Disabled

  IF you’re travelling around town early on Sunday morning you’ll need to be aware that the Council will be closing off a number of roads for a time. The reason is to facilitate runners in the Valentine’s Weekend 10 Mile Road Race which is starting from Tralee Wetlands at 10am. […]

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Top Economist Constantin Gurdgiev To Give Talk In Tralee

Top Economist Constantin Gurdgiev To Give Talk In Tralee

February 12, 2015 at 11:56 am Comments are Disabled

CONSTANTIN Gurdgiev, a Russian economist will be speaking at a business event at the Manor West Hotel here in town on February 18. The event, a Continuing Professional Development (CPD) opportunity for accountants, lawyers and business people is being organised by Sheehy and Manning Financial, who have offices based here […]

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Brendan’s Going To LA For Special Olympics

Brendan’s Going To LA For Special Olympics

February 12, 2015 at 11:51 am Comments are Disabled

FLYING the Kerry flag at the Special Olympics this summer in LA will be Oakview swimmer, Brendan O’Connell. The member of Kerry Stars Special Olympics Club is the sole representative from  Kerry who will compete for Team Ireland. Brendan will be gunning for gold in the 1500 metres swim. No […]

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Mercy Mounthawk transition year students who won first prize  in the intermediate category of the 'Live Life Love' Film Competition. With them, left to right: Aidan Power, Pascal Sheehy and Maurice Galway Photo by Gavin O'Connor

PHOTOS: Positivity And Creativity To The Fore At ‘Live Life Love’ Day In Fels Point

February 12, 2015 at 11:28 am Comments are Disabled

‘LIVE Life Love Day 2015’  was held in Fels Point Hotel yesterday as hundreds gathered for the screening and presentation of the ‘Live Life’ winning films and awards. The event, which celebrated the late Donal Walsh’s message, was presented by RTE’s Aidan Power and guests included RTE’s Paschal Sheehy and Kerry footballer […]

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Austin Stacks, team manager, Stephen Stack Photo by Dermot Crean.

Stephen Stack: “I Don’t Want Us To Have Any Regrets…We Have To Go For It”

February 12, 2015 at 10:37 am Comments are Disabled

Gavin O’Connor spoke to Austin Stacks boss, Stephen Stack, recently about preparations ahead of Sunday’s All-Ireland semi-final showdown with Slaughtneil… “NO REGRETS” has been the Austin Stacks mantra since they began their club championship campaign nine months ago. For many of the players, Sunday will be the most important game […]

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Tralee Food Court Up For Sale With A €1.6m Price Tag

Tralee Food Court Up For Sale With A €1.6m Price Tag

February 11, 2015 at 4:53 pm Comments are Disabled

THE Tralee Food Court at the Mile Height which houses Burger King, Subway and Bakewell Cafe has come on the market with a price in excess of €1.6m. The Food Court opened just this time last year (having formerly existed as Rocky Mountain restaurant since July 2013) and extends to C.5000 sq.ft. or 465 […]

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Una O'Mahony, founder of Radar Sports at their new premises in Ivy Terrace. Photo by Gavin O'Connor.

Homegrown Sports Company Set To Open First Store In Tralee

February 11, 2015 at 12:44 pm Comments are Disabled

A TRALEE owned and based sports equipment company is taking the next step in their evolution by opening their first ever store in Ivy Terrace this week. Radar Sports, have been in business now for eight years. The company was the brainchild  of Una O’Mahony who, up until now, operated […]

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Jamie Dornan plays Christian Grey in 'Fifty Shades of Grey".

Will Small Benners And Kelliher’s Hardware Get A Boost From ‘Fifty Shades Of Grey’?

February 11, 2015 at 12:36 pm Comments are Disabled

  TRALEE is set to go ‘Fifty Shades of Grey’ crazy this weekend as the Omniplex are reporting heavy pre-booking sales for the movie which opens on Friday. Speaking to a member of staff at the Tralee Omniplex, we were told tickets are selling really well, especially for the evening screenings of […]

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Great News About Investment, Now Let’s Get Things Moving Says Chamber Boss

Great News About Investment, Now Let’s Get Things Moving Says Chamber Boss

February 11, 2015 at 12:26 pm Comments are Disabled

  THE Chief Executive of Tralee Chamber Alliance has expressed his delight at the news that Tralee is to get an estimated €20m investment for a new facility to attract a major industry, but says he would now like to see things progress quickly. Earlier today, the Government announced their […]

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Tralee Gets Major Multi-Million Euro Boost For Jobs

Tralee Gets Major Multi-Million Euro Boost For Jobs

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

TRALEE is to get a major boost with an estimated €20m investment in a new advanced manufacturing facility at the Kerry Technology Park. The plans were announced at a press conference in Dublin of the Government’s €250m Regional Action Plan For Jobs. A new 25,000 sq ft property will be built […]

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Orlagh Winters: A Feelgood Day At The Races

Orlagh Winters: A Feelgood Day At The Races

February 11, 2015 at 9:44 am Comments are Disabled

THIS time of year is a particular favourite of mine as there is, as my mother would say, “a great stretch in the evening”. The temperature may not be rising in any significant way, but there is sign of new life in the trees and flowers. This is also true […]

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Internationally Famous DJ Set To Play Horans Nightclub For IT Tralee R&G Week

Internationally Famous DJ Set To Play Horans Nightclub For IT Tralee R&G Week

February 11, 2015 at 9:43 am Comments are Disabled

AN internationally famous Swedish DJ is all set to play Horans Nightclub for the IT Tralee R&G week next Thursday. Jonas Erik Altberg, who is most well known as his stage name ‘Basshunter’ will be the headlining act for the IT Tralee R&G (Raising and Giving) week in the nightclub on […]

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Recovery Haven To Hold Cancer Support Evening

Recovery Haven To Hold Cancer Support Evening

February 11, 2015 at 9:42 am Comments are Disabled

  THERE will be a ‘Cancer Support Group’ evening held on Wednesday, February 18 in the Recovery Haven Cancer Support House from 6pm-7pm. The group will offer an opportunity to those who come to talk freely and openly about cancer and dealing with its impact on their lives. Recovery Haven […]

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Missing person, Karl White.

Missing Ballybunion Man Found Alive Near Listowel

February 10, 2015 at 6:42 pm Comments are Disabled

A BALLYBUNION man, who had been missing since Sunday, has been found alive. Search parties looking for 48-year-old Karl White have located him alive in an area near Listowel this afternoon. He has been taken to Kerry General Hospital.

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Tralee International Marathon Makes Changes To Start And Finish Lines

Tralee International Marathon Makes Changes To Start And Finish Lines

February 10, 2015 at 4:59 pm Comments are Disabled

  THERE will be slight changes to both the starting and finishing lines of the ‘Tralee International Marathon’ when it takes place on Sunday March 15. The Kerry vs Donegal National Football League game is due to be held in Tralee on the same day and so the decision has […]

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The cross at the summit of Carrauntoohil. Photo by Tim Galvin.

Tralee Men Enjoy Ice Climbing On Carrantuohill

February 10, 2015 at 4:34 pm Comments are Disabled

  CLIMBERS are flocking to Carrauntoohil from all four corners of country to take advantage of the ice climbing conditions on Ireland’s highest peak. Tralee climbers, Tim Galvin and Mike Crowley climbed Carrauntoohil last week and took these fantastic shots. Tim Galvin, of Gally’s Bar and Restaurant, has been going up on the […]

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Sinn Féin TD Calls For Dáil Debate IT Tralee And CIT Merger Issue

Sinn Féin TD Calls For Dáil Debate IT Tralee And CIT Merger Issue

February 10, 2015 at 12:50 pm Comments are Disabled

  NORTH Cork Central Sinn Féin TD, Jonathan O’ Brien, has called on the Minister for Education Jan O’ Sullivan to meet with stakeholders in an effort to address their concerns about the proposed IT Tralee and CIT merger. The merger is set to cost in the region of  €6.7 million […]

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