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Death Of Former Austin Stacks Goalkeeper Teddy Brick

Death Of Former Austin Stacks Goalkeeper Teddy Brick

April 3, 2015 at 5:06 pm 1 comment

FORMER Austin Stacks goalkeeper Teddy Brick has died. Mr Brick won four County Championship medals (1973, 1975, 1976 and 1979), one Munster medal (1976) and one All Ireland Club Championship medal (1977) in a golden era for the the Rock club. According the Austin Stacks Club website; “He had just […]

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At the St John of Gods 'I Have A Dream' musical on in Siamsa Tire were, from left: Teresa O'Brien, Joe Burkett, Brona Enright, Sharon O'Sullivan, Niamh O'Connor and Dan O'Connor. Photo by Gavin O'Connor.

PHOTOS: Big Musical Production From St John Of God Is A Hit In Siamsa

April 3, 2015 at 3:26 pm Comments are Disabled

IT was a couple of nights for St John of God services in Tralee as they performed ‘I Have A Dream’ musical in Siamsa Tire on Tuesday and Wednesday. Volunteers and clients at St John of God had been working hard together over the past few weeks to try and get everything […]

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Mary Farrell and Jack Whelan of The Silver Coin off licence. Photo by Gavin O'Connor.

Tralee Off-Licences Happy To See Good Friday ‘Tradition’ Continue

April 3, 2015 at 2:44 pm Comments are Disabled

GOOD FRIDAY is one of only two days in the year when alcohol is not permitted to be sold in pubs and off licences. For some, the rule is archaic and affects business badly over a bank holiday weekend. For others, they feel the rule is a link with tradition and […]

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Social Welfare

Number Of Jobless In Tralee Down 110 On Last Month

April 3, 2015 at 1:49 pm Comments are Disabled

TRALEE has seen a drop in the numbers of people signing on in March. The number signing on is 5,534, down 110 on the February figure of 5,644. Across Kerry, the Live Register decreased on last month with the number of people signing on in the county at 13,304, down nine per […]

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At the annual Kerry Hospice Walk were,  from left, in front: Noah Fealey. Back: Mary Corkery, Caroline Reidy, Michelle Fealey, lorraine O'Donnell, Casey O'Donnell and Phil O'Sullivan. Photo by Gavin O'Connor.

VIDEO/PHOTOS: Over 100 Take To Roads In Tralee For Good Friday Hospice Walk

April 3, 2015 at 12:43 pm Comments are Disabled

THE Gods smiled upon the crowd taking part in the annual Good Friday walk in aid of Kerry Hospice. Over 100 people took part in the walk from the Brandon Hotel at 10am this morning. The rain stayed away as families made their way around the  route in what has become a […]

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New ‘Walk 4 Life’ Details Promise A Great Night Out For All

New ‘Walk 4 Life’ Details Promise A Great Night Out For All

April 3, 2015 at 11:52 am Comments are Disabled

  APRIL 25 is a date that should be firmly marked on your calendars for the ‘Walk 4 Life’ event that will be taking place at 8pm leaving from Tralee Bay Wetlands. The 5km walk is being held to raise awareness about mental health and suicide awareness/prevention (click here to read […]

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

Sunshine On The Way For Easter Weekend

April 3, 2015 at 11:32 am Comments are Disabled

HURRAH! Met Éireann are predicting that the sun will shine over Easter with temperatures of up to 15c expected, so it’s finally some good news when it comes to the weather. You would be forgiven for thinking that we had dipped back into winter over the past week, but an upturn conditions […]

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Shopping Centre Units To Go To Auction Again At Drastically Reduced Price

Shopping Centre Units To Go To Auction Again At Drastically Reduced Price

April 3, 2015 at 11:19 am Comments are Disabled

UNITS at Tralee Shopping Centre which went unsold at an auction in February, will go under the hammer again this month but at a drastically reduced reserve price. Ten units will go to this month’s Allsop Auction in the RDS Dublin on April 23, with a reserve price of between €125,000-€175,000. […]

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Launching the Kerins O'Rahilly's Ladies 5K Easter Fun Run were, from left: Frank O'Connor, Christina Curtin, Bernice Hoffman, James Hayes, David Collins, Frank Mcloughlin and Yvonne Quill. Photo by Gavin O'Connor.

Four Things To Do This Bank Holiday Weekend

April 3, 2015 at 11:08 am Comments are Disabled

The Bank Holiday weekend is almost upon us and we have the few things for you to do (that is, if you want to do anything!) with those precious few days off. FRIDAY 1. With the bars closed for ‘Good Friday’ and a temporary ban on the sale of alcohol for the day, […]

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Suzanne Doyle, Deirdre Kelly, Christina Doyle and Joan Kelly at the Churchill GAA Fashion Fundraiser at the Ballyroe Heights Hotel on Thursday night. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Hundreds Enjoy Fashion Night In Ballyroe For Churchill GAA

April 3, 2015 at 11:00 am Comments are Disabled

THE Churchill community was out in force on Thursday night for a fantastic fashion show in aid of  the GAA club. It was all in aid of the development of a new pitch for the club and judging by the hundreds present, a huge sum was raised for the cause. Continued […]

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Man Whose Body Was Discovered In Rathass Was Arrested Yesterday In Killarney

Man Whose Body Was Discovered In Rathass Was Arrested Yesterday In Killarney

April 3, 2015 at 10:43 am Comments are Disabled

  THE man, whose body was discovered at a garage in Rathass this morning, was arrested for public order offences in Killarney yesterday. The Garda Síochána Ombudsman Commission are conducting their own investigation into the discovery of the body of a man aged in his 40s at Kelliher’s Garage  in Rathass at […]

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Body Discovered This Morning At Business In Rathass

Body Discovered This Morning At Business In Rathass

April 3, 2015 at 9:57 am Comments are Disabled

  GARDAI are investigating the circumstances of the death of a man whose body was discovered at a business in Rathass this morning. (click here for update) The man, aged in his 40s, was found by a member of the public at 6.30am at the car wash in Kelliher’s Garage Rathass. Gardaí have […]

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All ready suitably drench, the Kerry team line up before the start of the Allianz National League round 3 match against Dublin in Fitzgerald Stadium. Photo by Dermot Crean.

Galvin And Cooper Will Travel For Tyrone Clash

April 2, 2015 at 10:20 pm Comments are Disabled

  THERE’s a welcome return to the Kerry panel for Colm Cooper from injury and Paul Galvin from retirement as they have been picked to travel to face Tyrone in Omagh this Sunday. There are three changes to the side who lost to Monaghan. Brendan Kealy returns in goal in place […]

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Dunnes Stores Horan Centre workers on strike were, from left: Sharon O'Sullivan, Fiona Barrett, Trish Ryle, Michelle O'Sullivan, Bernie Hawkins, Joanna O'Connor, Janet Jones, Helen Stack, Seamus Deady and John McCaffery. Photo by Gavin O'Connor.

Dunnes Stores Workers On The Picket Line At Tralee Branches

April 2, 2015 at 3:51 pm Comments are Disabled

WORKERS at Tralee’s two Dunnes Stores branches were out on strike as part of an industrial dispute with over 6,000 other employees nationwide taking part. The industrial action has come about because of a long held dispute between management and employees over contracts which have left many part-time workers without what they see as decent pay […]

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Graham Norton’s Writers’ Week Appearance Sells Out In 72 Minutes

Graham Norton’s Writers’ Week Appearance Sells Out In 72 Minutes

April 2, 2015 at 3:27 pm Comments are Disabled

  WERE you thinking of heading to see Graham Norton in Listowel next month? The hugely popular BBC TV host will be appearing at the Listowel Writers’ Week festival on Saturday night May 30, but unless you got your ticket this morning it looks like you’re out of luck. Tickets for […]

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Local Businessman Spearheads Scheme To Shop Local With Savings

Local Businessman Spearheads Scheme To Shop Local With Savings

April 2, 2015 at 2:53 pm Comments are Disabled

  BUSINESSES in Manor have got together to begin a new loyalty scheme which the founder hopes will help local shops compete against the large multiples and chain stores. Sullycard is a new loyalty/discount program founded in Tralee by Seamus O’Sullivan who has run a butchering business in the town for the past […]

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Old Abbey Gate Hotel To Open Next Week Under A New Name

Old Abbey Gate Hotel To Open Next Week Under A New Name

April 2, 2015 at 1:35 pm Comments are Disabled

THE old Abbey Gate Hotel is to reopen next week with a new name and a significant refurbishment. The hotel, which was bought by Boyle Brothers earlier this year, will be called The Ashe Hotel and it is hoped the business will be opened by Thursday. The hotel will have 71 bedrooms […]

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Puppet Shows, Fun Run And Much More At Tír Na nÓg Festival

Puppet Shows, Fun Run And Much More At Tír Na nÓg Festival

April 2, 2015 at 12:51 pm Comments are Disabled

IT’S set to be a great weekend of entertainment for the little ones as the ‘Tír na nÓg Children’s Festival’ kicks off off here in town. A whole host of events running throughout the weekend to keep the children engaged. ‘Arts & Crafts’ days will be held in the Kerry County Museum from now […]

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‘Antichrist’ Is Coming To Siamsa Tíre On Good Friday

‘Antichrist’ Is Coming To Siamsa Tíre On Good Friday

April 2, 2015 at 12:23 pm Comments are Disabled

A NEW play which, judging by the themes explored, would appear be more suited to a Halloween release, will have its world premiere in town this Good Friday. The Tralee-based ‘Free Radical Youth Theatre’ will host the ‘Antichrist’ play at 8pm in Siamsa Tire. The group is Siamsa Tire’s official youth theatre and is […]

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Vincent Browne

Vincent Browne’s ‘People’s Debate’ Is Coming To Kerry

April 2, 2015 at 10:37 am Comments are Disabled

THE Kerry electorate will get an opportunity to grill Kerry TDs as TV3 brings the ‘Vincent Browne People’s Debate’ to the Kerry in April. The, at times, hot and heavy debates have now  become essential viewing and the Gleneagle Hotel, Killarney will a hotbed of activity for the political event on Monday April 13. The programme offers a […]

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‘Team Bramble’ Look For Help To Spring Clean The Town

‘Team Bramble’ Look For Help To Spring Clean The Town

April 2, 2015 at 10:21 am Comments are Disabled

A LOCAL group is gathering up as many volunteers as possible as they look to get behind a national campaign to clean up areas all around the country. ‘Team Bramble’  is working in co-operation with Tralee Chamber Alliance as they get behind ‘An Taisce’s National Spring Clean’ (NSC) that is […]

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Windmill Sails Expected To Be Back Up Within A Week

Windmill Sails Expected To Be Back Up Within A Week

April 2, 2015 at 10:10 am Comments are Disabled

THE Windmill will have its sail back within the week. Work on putting the sails back on the Blennerville landmark began on Wednesday and – weather permitting – the work is expected to take four days. Last October, the sails were taken down due to being in need of urgent because […]

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Anthony’s In With A Chance Of Vegas Trip With Toastmaster Club

Anthony’s In With A Chance Of Vegas Trip With Toastmaster Club

April 2, 2015 at 9:45 am Comments are Disabled

THEY say that in the art of debating or public speaking that you should never raise your voice, only improve your argument. This is exactly what one local man did as he triumphed in the later rounds of a speaking competition. Now he’s in with a chance to go to […]

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Bar’s Application To Open At Midnight On Good Friday Turned Down

Bar’s Application To Open At Midnight On Good Friday Turned Down

April 1, 2015 at 5:02 pm Comments are Disabled

  A LOCAL bar which had planned to open at midnight on Good Friday has had its application turned down. The Blasket Bar made an application to Tralee District Court on Wednesday to open at midnight on Good Friday until 2am on Easter Saturday. The Gardaí objected and Judge James O’Connor […]

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First Kerry C’ship Live TV Game Will Be Munster Final…Barring A Shock!

First Kerry C’ship Live TV Game Will Be Munster Final…Barring A Shock!

April 1, 2015 at 2:28 pm Comments are Disabled

  ARMCHAIR followers of Kerry football will have to wait until the Munster Final on July 5 to see the first championship live game on TV this year…once they win their semi-final of course! For the second year running, Sky will not be showing any Munster football championship matches. In fact, the only […]

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Burger King Tralee Issues Statement Regarding Comment On Facebook

Burger King Tralee Issues Statement Regarding Comment On Facebook

April 1, 2015 at 12:29 pm 1 comment

BURGER King Tralee have released a statement regarding the controversy around comments posted by a Facebook page called ‘Burger King Tralee’ yesterday. An exchange between a customer and this ‘Burger King Tralee’ Facebook account, has taken the internet by storm and has been reported on a number of news websites. The story goes that a customer […]

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PHOTOS: Four Major Trophies On Show At Stacks’ ‘Silverware Sunday’

PHOTOS: Four Major Trophies On Show At Stacks’ ‘Silverware Sunday’

April 1, 2015 at 12:05 pm Comments are Disabled

AN impressive haul of trophies were on show at Austin Stacks juvenile training in Caherslee and at the clubhouse in Connolly Park on Sunday last. All-Ireland inter-county trophies, the Sam Maguire and Tommy Markham Cups were passed around to delighted young footballers along with the Bishop Moynihan Cup and Muster […]

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Where the new Peacocks store is expected to be located in Abbey Court.

UK Clothing Chain To Create Up To 15 Jobs In Tralee

April 1, 2015 at 11:46 am Comments are Disabled

A CLOTHING chain from the UK are set to open in the town centre bringing with it the creation of 10 to 15 full and part time jobs. Peacocks cater for woman’s and children’s fashions and currently have four outlets in Ireland. It is understood Peacocks will move into the premises […]

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Zoe’s World: Bullying Yik Yak App Is Just Yuck!

Zoe’s World: Bullying Yik Yak App Is Just Yuck!

April 1, 2015 at 11:13 am Comments are Disabled

Zoë O’Connor on an app which has become bullying central in Tralee… A NEW phenomenon has swept over the youth of Tralee, and definitely not in a good way. There really is an app for everything and honestly at this point they should just make a bullying genre. Yik Yak is […]

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Over €2.5m Worth Of Residential Property Sold Around Tralee In February

Over €2.5m Worth Of Residential Property Sold Around Tralee In February

April 1, 2015 at 10:23 am Comments are Disabled

TWENTY-TWO residential properties in the Tralee fetched  €2,566,442.71 in February while total Kerry sales exceeded €11m according to the Residential Property Price Register (RPPR) figures for the month. The Tralee figure is an increase on the 17 residential properties that were sold for over €1.9m in January, but a decrease […]

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