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Kenneth Quillinan, with five world time champ, Katie Taylor and her Father Peter, at the Woman's World Boxing Championships in South Korea.

Tralee Man Pops The Question To Irish Boxing’s Golden Girl

November 24, 2014 at 11:28 am 1 comment

THERE was a Tralee twist to Katie Taylor winning her fifth consecutive world title earlier this morning at the Women’s World Boxing Championships in Jeju, South Korea. While at the final bout, Kenneth Quillinan from Derrylea, who is currently a university instructor in South Korea, asked Katie Taylor to marry him! […]

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The contestants in the St Pat's 'Strictly Come Dancing' event which will be held in the Ballyroe Heights Hotel on Friday, December 5. Seated from left; Niamh Daly, Shauna Williams, Sharon Williams, Ann Connell, Siobhan Fleming, Cathriona O'Sullivan and Lana Marie Workman. Middle row; Nora Corridon, Luke Mulligan, Sean Hayes, Bernie O'Regan, Denise Shanahan, Paul Hanrahan, Pat O'Sullivan, Tim Daly, Geraldine O'Dowd and Chris Brennan. Back row; Richard Donnelly, Eoin Sayers, Dermot Waugh, David Kerins, Tom O'Connor and Mark Greer. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Find Out Who The Contestants Are In St Pat’s ‘Strictly’ Event

November 24, 2014 at 11:21 am Comments are Disabled

THERE’LL be dancing room only in Ballyroe on December 5 as St Pat’s hold their second ‘Strictly Come Dancing’ fundraiser. The contestants in the sell-out event were revealed at Keane’s of Curraheen on Saturday night. This will be the second ‘Strictly’ event held by the club as the 12 nervous couples, who have been […]

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Tralee Golf Club News

Tralee Golf Club News

November 24, 2014 at 11:09 am Comments are Disabled

Sunday 23rd November  1. John O’Brien(9) Willie Goulding(10) Kieran O’Callaghan(19) – 74pts 2. Barry Murphy(12) Kevin Rolls(13) Dick Boyle(23) – 71pts Reminder Tuesday Competitions are now QUALYFING WINTER RULES APPLY UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE Please note the rough at the 150 yard mark between mounds at top of 11th hole should […]

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Mary O'Donnell

Mary O’Donnell: Surviving Christmas With Boots

November 24, 2014 at 10:15 am Comments are Disabled

WHEN the Boots Christmas ads start it is Christmas for me. They are usually all about getting ready, beauty-wise, for the big day. This year they have gone one step further and have come up with a survival pack. This will get you ready for the party season and if […]

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Victor McCullough, Francie Conway and Mossie Stack at the Troubadour Club, part of the Celebration of Christie Hennessy and Songwriting Weekend, in the Fels Point Hotel on Friday night. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Christie Hennessy Festival Strikes The Right Note Again

November 23, 2014 at 11:00 am Comments are Disabled

THE feast of music that is the ‘Celebration Of  Christie Hennessy And Songwriting’ was another great success with large crowds attending the big events over the weekend. The Troubadour Club drew large crowds on Friday night with local and national talent on show, while an equally impressive audience of music lovers showed […]

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Kerry senior team bainisteoir Eamonn Fitzmaurice with sister Clíona and uncle Thomas at the Gaelcholáiste Chiarraí 25th anniversary celebration dinner at the Ballyroe Heights Hotel on Friday night. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Gaelcholáiste Chiarraí Celebrates 25th Anniversary In Ballyroe

November 23, 2014 at 10:20 am Comments are Disabled

THERE was great celebrations in the Ballyroe Heights Hotel on Friday as Gaelcholáiste Chiarraí marked its 25th anniversary. Current and former staff, as well as past pupils many more people associated with the school, attended the dinner where the illustrious history of the school was reflected on and celebrated. “Tonight we […]

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Treasa Walsh, Sinead Donnelly, Marian Moore, St Vincent de Paul volunteers, Carla Griffin and Hannah O'Regan of Caballs, Miriam Deregibus, St Vincent de Paul and Ann Laide of Caballs launching the St Vincent de Paul Caballs Christmas Toy Campaign. Photo by Dermot Crean

Caballs Helps Charity Make A Local Child’s Christmas Wish Come True

November 23, 2014 at 9:39 am Comments are Disabled

A CAMPAIGN that has made Christmas special for hundreds of children over the past number of years, was launched on Friday at a Tralee toy store. The Caballs St Vincent de Paul Christmas Toy Campaign ensures needy children in town and beyond are visited by Santa on December 25, but […]

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Chloe and Jill Collins with Santa who arrived at Manor West on Saturday afternoon to really kick off the Christmas celebrations at the Retail Park. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Santa Claus Arrives At Manor West

November 23, 2014 at 9:09 am Comments are Disabled

THERE was great excitement on Saturday afternoon as the great man himself, Santa Claus arrived in Manor West to really kick off the festive season at the retail park. There were huge crowds there for an afternoon of fun with free children’s entertainment including a puppeteer/magician and free balloons along with […]

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Linda Flynn, Tina Enright, Caroline Simpson and Elaine Daly handing out goodie bags at the CH Chemists Christmas Customer evening on Friday. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Hundreds Get Bargains At CH Chemists’ Customer Evening

November 23, 2014 at 9:08 am Comments are Disabled

THE famous CH Chemists was heaving on Friday evening as the store held its annual   Christmas customer evening. The annual event is growing every year and they came in their hundreds to get great discounts as the Christmas shopping season gets into full swing. There was mulled wine and […]

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Roger Harty: The Power Of Laughter

Roger Harty: The Power Of Laughter

November 23, 2014 at 9:07 am Comments are Disabled

SOME of the old sayings carry great wisdom within and one of the best known of these old sayings is ‘laughter is the best medicine’. The reason these sayings are so wise is that they carry a great deal of truth in them, so I think it is worth examining […]

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What If They Really Made ‘Stacks 2014: The Movie’?

What If They Really Made ‘Stacks 2014: The Movie’?

November 22, 2014 at 9:37 am 2 comments

SO a documentary about Austin Stacks winning the county championship this year is about to be released in time for Christmas. It got us thinking; What if there was a real movie made about the Austin Stacks journey to glory in 2014 and which Hollywood A-listers would play the main protagonists… Starring Jason Statham […]

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At the IT Tralee St Vincent de Paul Fashion Show were: Jane Guerin, Cynthia Uderji, Helen Locke and Ellen Mangan. Photo by Gavin O'Connor.

PHOTOS: IT Tralee Holds Fashion Show For St Vincent de Paul

November 22, 2014 at 9:33 am Comments are Disabled

THE IT TRALEE’S St Vincent de Paul Conference hosted a fashion show with a difference on Thursday night. Students from the college modelled clothes sourced from St Vincent de Paul shops from Cork and Kerry. The fashion was held in the Fels Point Hotel and the host for the evening was Radio Kerry’s […]

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PHOTOS: Good Turnout For Annual Recovery Haven Table Quiz

PHOTOS: Good Turnout For Annual Recovery Haven Table Quiz

November 22, 2014 at 9:33 am Comments are Disabled

RECOVERY Haven had their sixth annual table quiz on Thursday night in the Brogue Inn. Recovery Haven provide respite care for cancer sufferers and their families. The have recently bought a second house, next door to the main house in Killerisk. “Because of the need, it’s great to have a second […]

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Out To Lunch: Hake Is Worth The Wait

Out To Lunch: Hake Is Worth The Wait

November 22, 2014 at 9:33 am Comments are Disabled

The Pikeman Bar Grand Hotel, Denny Street THE grand old dame of Denny Street, eh? If you were to ask anyone in Tralee where they were to go to for an absolute ‘safe’ option for lunch, chances are they’d send you to The Grand. Of course, this is a compliment […]

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Incredible December Line-Up Of Concerts At The INEC

Incredible December Line-Up Of Concerts At The INEC

November 22, 2014 at 9:32 am Comments are Disabled

MUSIC fans will be to the INEC next month as  Killarney venue has some serious artists coming to town over the festive period. Dubbed ‘A Christmas Carnival’, some of the biggest names in Irish music will appear at the venue as part of the Christmas schedule and the gigs are selling out […]

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Kevin Healy, Jonathan Lynch and Paul O'Connor with the Bishop Moynihan Cup and the FA Cup at the Austin Stacks Clubhouse on Sunday morning. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: The FA Cup Was Back In Town During The Week

November 22, 2014 at 9:29 am Comments are Disabled

THE town had another visit last week from the FA Cup, thanks to member of the local Arsenal Supporters Club, Tony Monaghan. Again, it wasn’t the ‘real’ one (see previous story here) that was presented to Arsenal captain Thomas Vermaelen earlier this year in Wembley, but a replica trophy. Continued […]

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At The Omniplex: ‘The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1’

At The Omniplex: ‘The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1’

November 22, 2014 at 9:28 am Comments are Disabled

‘The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1’ By John Lyons BACK in 2012, I was reluctantly dragged to see the first Hunger Games film, based on the popular series of books by Suzanne Collins (at the time, I had REALLY wanted to see the new animated pirates film by Aardman). […]

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Celebration Of Christie Hennessy Is A Treat For Music Fans

Celebration Of Christie Hennessy Is A Treat For Music Fans

November 21, 2014 at 1:20 pm Comments are Disabled

  THE CHRISTIE Hennessy Celebration  is upon us once again and takes place over the weekend in the Fels Point Hotel. It’s a great two days of music from artists from Tralee and beyond. Here is a run down of what’s in store for music fans in town. Friday  Troubadour Club, Fels […]

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VIDEO: Son Returns From Oz After Three Years To Surprise His Tralee Mammy

VIDEO: Son Returns From Oz After Three Years To Surprise His Tralee Mammy

November 21, 2014 at 1:08 pm Comments are Disabled

HERE’S something special. A Tralee mother got a shock last Saturday night, when her son came back from Australia after three years and surprised her at her workplace (see video below). Susan Curran was working in Cassidy’s Restaurant at the time when her workmates, who were in on the surprise, […]

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KDL Gets €200,000 For All-Weather Pitch At Mounthawk

KDL Gets €200,000 For All-Weather Pitch At Mounthawk

November 21, 2014 at 12:30 pm Comments are Disabled

  A SUM of €200,000 is to be allocated to Kerry District League (KDL) for the provision of a full-size all-weather pitch which is a huge boost for soccer in Kerry. The funding will help with the development of an all-weather pitch at Mounthawk Park, Tralee. Work on the new […]

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Seven Things To Do Around Town This Weekend

Seven Things To Do Around Town This Weekend

November 21, 2014 at 11:50 am Comments are Disabled

The weather is supposed to brighten up, so there’s no excuse for vegging in front of the telly at the weekend. There’s loads to get up to… Friday 1. Celebrate Christie There’s a fantastic festival going on today and tomorrow at the Fels Point Hotel celebrating one of our town’s […]

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US Journalists Not Impressed With Our Politicians, Very Impressed With Kerry

US Journalists Not Impressed With Our Politicians, Very Impressed With Kerry

November 21, 2014 at 10:36 am Comments are Disabled

TWO journalists who were touring Kerry, were not impressed with three government ministers who stood them up for meetings earlier in the week. Ari Shapiro and Rich Preston, are journalists from NPR, which is a world-renowned American public radio network. The journalists were in Ireland touring from north to south. While […]

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Colette Price and John Leahy, volunteers of the Soup Kitchen, which operates from 12pm - 2pm, every Saturday in the, Teach an Solas hall, next to St John's Church of Ireland on Ashe Street. Photo by Gavin O'Connor.

Elderly Men Who Hadn’t Eaten For Days Among Soup Kitchen Visitors

November 21, 2014 at 9:39 am Comments are Disabled

TWO elderly men come to a soup kitchen in town. Dressed in their Sunday best, the men take their seats in the hall and eat three full dinners each one after another. It later transpires that the men, aged in their 70s, had not eaten in four days. This is […]

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PHOTOS: #Tralee On Social Media This Week

PHOTOS: #Tralee On Social Media This Week

November 21, 2014 at 9:33 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… The mornings this time of year really can be beautiful. On Monday, Bangini7, was around to capture the early fog lift off the Town Park. […]

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Stacks To Mark Momentous Year With ‘Rockumentary’ Premiere In Siamsa Tíre

Stacks To Mark Momentous Year With ‘Rockumentary’ Premiere In Siamsa Tíre

November 21, 2014 at 9:25 am Comments are Disabled

THE incredible story of Austin Stacks in 2014 is coming a screen near you! Yes, the Rockies have decided to commemorate the incredible year they’ve had by releasing a DVD of their story in ‘2014 – A Rockumentary’, which will be premiered in Siamsa Tire on Wednesday, December 10. This […]

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VIDEO: Tralee Actor Set For Lead Role In New US TV Series

VIDEO: Tralee Actor Set For Lead Role In New US TV Series

November 20, 2014 at 8:58 pm Comments are Disabled

  TRALEE’S own Hollywood actor, Timothy V Murphy, is set to have the lead role in a new TV series where even his character is from Kerry. The actor from Oakpark, who shot to fame in Ireland as Conor in ‘Glenroe’ back in the early 90s, has been Stateside for well […]

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Man Acquitted Of Manslaughter Of Tralee Resident

Man Acquitted Of Manslaughter Of Tralee Resident

November 20, 2014 at 1:23 pm Comments are Disabled

A CORK plumber has been acquitted of the manslaughter of a Tralee resident who died after being overcome by carbon monoxide gas in a Cork hotel three years ago. The jury in the Circuit Criminal Court sitting in Cork found forty-six year old Richard Davis not guilty, after five hours of deliberation over […]

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Michael Healy, John Collins and Kevin O'Carroll hanging the banners on Sunday. Photo by Dermot Crean

Rockies To Pay Just €5 Return For Cork Trip To Final

November 20, 2014 at 12:22 pm Comments are Disabled

THE Austin Stacks Club have announced that they are putting on special buses for the fans to travel to the Munster Club Championship Final in Cork and are charging just €5 return. The subsidised buses will take the Rockie hordes to Pairc Ui Rinn, Cork for the  2pm throw-in on […]

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Majella And 93-Year-Old Micheál Nominated For National Volunteer Awards

Majella And 93-Year-Old Micheál Nominated For National Volunteer Awards

November 20, 2014 at 11:15 am Comments are Disabled

EARLIER this month we brought you the story of Louise Quill from Ashgrove (click here) who has been nominated for a National Volunteer Ireland Awards. But there are two more Kerry people, one of whom is 93 year old man, who have also made the shortlist of 30 from over 500 […]

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At launch of the Na Gaeil GAA Race Night were, from left: Tim Lynch (Chairman), John Kelliher, Barry Sugrue, Graham and Edward Sheehy. In Front: Aoife Cooper. Photo by Gavin O'Connor.

Saddle Up For Na Gaeil’s Race Night

November 20, 2014 at 11:15 am Comments are Disabled

THE GAA will be more like the GEE-GEES (sorry), when Na Gaeil host a race night this Saturday at Na Gaeil clubhouse, under starting orders at 8:30pm. All money raised from the night will be pumped right back into the club to maintain the high standard its members have come […]

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