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Love/Hate Star To ‘Flip Burgers’ In Kerry This Weekend

Love/Hate Star To ‘Flip Burgers’ In Kerry This Weekend

June 25, 2015 at 4:15 pm Comments are Disabled

IT’S the biggest show to ever come out of our shores and with rumours of a sixth Love/Hate series hitting our screens next year, the news that a major star is coming to Killorglin this weekend is sure to cause quite the reaction among his many fans. Robert Sheehan, famous for playing […]

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Darragh O'Se. File Photo.

Dublin Journalist Has A Cut At Darragh Ó Sé…And Kerry ‘Cuteness’

June 25, 2015 at 3:55 pm Comments are Disabled

DARRAGH Ó Sé has come in for harsh criticism today in an article written by a Dublin journalist. Writing in The Herald, Eamon Carr accuses the six time All-Ireland medal winner of painting a target on the back of Dublin forward, Diarmuid Connolly and that the Kerry man “vomits up garbage as football commentary”. Dublin followers […]

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A Tralee Man Will Be Competing In 24 Hour Endurance Race Next Month

A Tralee Man Will Be Competing In 24 Hour Endurance Race Next Month

June 25, 2015 at 3:15 pm Comments are Disabled

ONE Tralee man will certainly need all the  energy that he can muster when competing in the ‘Energia 24 Hour Race’ in Belfast on July 17/18. Mitchels area native, Tom Foley, will put his endurance to the test when he takes to the 400m long Mary Peters’ Track where he will attempt to […]

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INEC And Artists Show Generosity By Putting On Mini-Festival For Great Causes

INEC And Artists Show Generosity By Putting On Mini-Festival For Great Causes

June 25, 2015 at 2:46 pm Comments are Disabled

THE INEC may have rescued the weekend for some music festival goers to Killarney this weekend. The events centre has agreed to host a number of the Irish acts, previously lined up to play The Killarney Festival of Food and Music and proceeds will also go to two great causes – the Oncology […]

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How Twitter Reacted To Last Night’s Kerry Vincent Browne Debate

How Twitter Reacted To Last Night’s Kerry Vincent Browne Debate

June 25, 2015 at 2:29 pm Comments are Disabled

AFTER many a false start, Vincent Browne finally brought his long awaited ‘Peoples Debate’ to Kerry this week, with the show airing on TV3 last night. There were many talking points from the debate last night and as usual, the great Irish public took to Twitter to express their views […]

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Popular RTÉ Show To Enjoy The Services Of Tralee Hotelier

Popular RTÉ Show To Enjoy The Services Of Tralee Hotelier

June 25, 2015 at 12:34 pm Comments are Disabled

A LOCAL local hotelier is set to appear on our screens during the next season of ‘At Your Service’. Padraig McGillicuddy of Ballygarry House Hotel will soon be teaming up with the popular hotelier and TV presenter, Francis Brennan, for an episode of the show, which will air when the new season begins […]

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Wetlands Rock Concert To Be Broadcast Live Online

Wetlands Rock Concert To Be Broadcast Live Online

June 25, 2015 at 12:05 pm Comments are Disabled

IT’LL be a lively affair at the Wetlands this Saturday as local students and bands get set to host a music concert that will be broadcast online. Students from the Kerry ETB Broadcast, Television and Production Class have been organising the event which is all set to take place in the Tralee […]

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Members of the Na Gaeil GAA cycle group training for the Ring of Kerry cycle. Photo by Gavin O'Connor.

Na Gaeil Cycle Group Geared Up For Ring Of Kerry

June 25, 2015 at 11:43 am Comments are Disabled

A GROUP of cyclists are eager from Na Gaeil GAA club are eagerly looking forward to the Ring of Kerry Cycle next month. The group of around 50 is mentored by experienced cyclist of 30 years, Jerry Lee, who is hoping to bring his riders up to speed ahead of big challenge next […]

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Ballybeggan All Set For Great Racing And Family Entertainment This Weekend

Ballybeggan All Set For Great Racing And Family Entertainment This Weekend

June 25, 2015 at 10:45 am Comments are Disabled

BALLYBEGGAN is all set for the off at the Kerry International Horse and Pony Racing Championships this Saturday, June 27 and Sunday, June 28. The event is now the largest Horse and Pony two day meet in the country and over the weekend it will shell out over €19,000 in prize money. The event, which […]

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Glenderry NS Raises €32,000 For Development Of AstroTurf Pitch

June 25, 2015 at 10:31 am Comments are Disabled

A RECENT fundraising campaign by Glenderry NS in Ballyheigue has proven to be a massive success after they raised the huge sum of €32,000 for the development of a new astroturf pitch. The school and parents association had made the decision at the start of the year that the area at the […]

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It’s Off! Killarney Music Festival Is Cancelled

It’s Off! Killarney Music Festival Is Cancelled

June 24, 2015 at 6:54 pm Comments are Disabled

THE Killarney Festival Of Music and Food has been cancelled due to unforeseen circumstances beyond the organisers’ control. A spokeswomen for the festival said: “We are devastated that the festival has been cancelled – we did everything in our power to make it happen this weekend.” “We would like to extend […]

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Kerry v Cork

Early Throw-Ins For Kerry Minors And Seniors In Munster Finals

June 24, 2015 at 2:20 pm Comments are Disabled

FANS hoping to soak up the pre-match atmosphere in Killarney for the Munster finals will have an early start on Sunday week. Kerry will play Cork in the senior final on Sunday July 5 at 2pm in Fitzgerald Stadium Killarney, so fans won’t have much time to enjoy the craic in the […]

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VIDEO: Tralee Man On A Wire In Fence Jumping Fail

VIDEO: Tralee Man On A Wire In Fence Jumping Fail

June 24, 2015 at 12:17 pm Comments are Disabled

WHAT were you thinking Pat? Tralee man, Pat Slattery, was away for the weekend in Donegal, where he was up at a rally, but he came crashing to the ground when he brashly attempted to clear a fence in one jump. The seeds of Pat’s demise were sown by his reluctance to carry out […]

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Councillor Calls For Increased Garda Checks At Cemetery After Anti-Social Behaviour

Councillor Calls For Increased Garda Checks At Cemetery After Anti-Social Behaviour

June 24, 2015 at 12:01 pm Comments are Disabled

A TRALEE councillor  has called for routine Garda checks at Rath cemetery due to recent anti-social behaviour in the area. On Monday evening, there were reports of up to 20 people drinking in Rath cemetery while people were at the graveyard visiting loved one’s graves and there has been more incidents […]

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Zoe’s World: We Might Need A Lot More Than Algebra To Get Us Through Life

Zoe’s World: We Might Need A Lot More Than Algebra To Get Us Through Life

June 24, 2015 at 11:16 am Comments are Disabled

  I AM going to agree with the masses on this one, and say that education is important. I genuinely believe that if are lucky enough to get an education, then you are pretty much set for life. This is what I have been brought up to believe. But more recently, […]

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Vote For Tralee In Iarnród Éireann’s Best Station Award

Vote For Tralee In Iarnród Éireann’s Best Station Award

June 24, 2015 at 11:05 am 1 comment

  VOTING is now underway in the ‘Iarnród Éireann Best Station Award 2015’ with the public being encouraged to cast their votes and rate their station in a number of categories. Locals are encouraged to go online and vote for the Tralee Casement station which can be done through the […]

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Contestants and organisers of The Voice of Tralee 2015 in aid of Recovery Haven. Photo by Gavin O'Connor.

Contestants Tune Up For ‘Voice Of Tralee’ This Weekend

June 24, 2015 at 11:04 am Comments are Disabled

CONTESTANTS are tuning up and the judges are preparing to be wowed as The ‘Voice Of Tralee’ comes closer. It’s set to be a fantastic event for the excellent cause of the Recovery Haven and organisers have detailed what guests will enjoy for their €20 admission to the contest. Taking place […]

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Fr. Padraig Walsh PP. celebrated his Silver Jubilee on Saturday evening with Mass at 'Our Lady and St. Brendan's Church. Photo: John Cleary.

PHOTOS: Fr Padraig Celebrates 25 Years A Priest With Big Bash At St Brendan’s

June 24, 2015 at 10:15 am Comments are Disabled

OUR LADY AND ST BRENDAN’S parish priest celebrated 25 years in the priesthood last Saturday evening. The occasion was marked by a vigil mass followed by a social gathering in the adjoining pastoral centre and a specially erected marquee, where hundreds, including Bishop of Kerry, Ray Browne, enjoyed food and […]

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Manor West Retail Park Sold For €59m

Manor West Retail Park Sold For €59m

June 24, 2015 at 10:01 am Comments are Disabled

THE Manor West Retail Park has been sold to an American fund for €59m. The park is one of the best performing shopping centres in the country with Harvey Norman, TK Maxx, Smyths and many more high profile companies situated in the area. The Irish Times is reporting today that […]

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Timothy V Murphy in True Detective.

Tim Shares Screen With Vince Vaughn In ‘True Detective’ Season Two Opener

June 23, 2015 at 3:29 pm Comments are Disabled

OAKPARK native, Timothy V Murphy, last night appeared alongside Vince Vaughn, in the highly anticipated Season 2 premiere of ‘True Detective’. In the critically-acclaimed series, Tim plays a Russian gangster who orchestrates a shady deal with Vince Vaughn’s character in episode 1. The former ‘Sons of Anarchy’ actor, will appear in six out […]

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Kerry Airport

Kerry Airport Board To Consider Crean Name Change

June 23, 2015 at 2:32 pm Comments are Disabled

KERRY Airport are to consider changing its name to ‘Kerry Crean Airport’. Following a presentation to rename Kerry Airport the ‘Kerry Crean Airport’ at Monday’s AGM, the board of management are to consider the proposal at their next meeting. As a part of the presentation, a 17 minute video was shown to […]

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Orlagh Winters: Make-Up Tips From An Expert

Orlagh Winters: Make-Up Tips From An Expert

June 23, 2015 at 12:41 pm Comments are Disabled

HERE in the Kindom of Kerry, we are blessed to have many talented people in all walks of life. Over the next few weeks I will be meeting some of these people who will give us an insight into their lives and their work and talents. We start this process […]

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VIDEO: Get Your Child’s Car Seat Checked By Experts For Free

VIDEO: Get Your Child’s Car Seat Checked By Experts For Free

June 23, 2015 at 11:28 am Comments are Disabled

PARENTS in Tralee are being encouraged to get their child’s car seat checked for free next month as part of a new safety campaign called ‘Check It Fits’ from the Road Safety Authority (RSA). The campaign will be visiting various locations around Kerry between July 7 and July 10 where experts will be […]

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Jack O'Connor, will be looking to add to his impressive haul of All-Ireland titles as a manager on Sunday. Photo by Gavin O'Connor.

Jack O’Connor Is New Kerry U21 Boss

June 23, 2015 at 10:47 am Comments are Disabled

JACK O’CONNOR was last night appointed the new Kerry U21 manager, taking over the reins from Darragh O’Se who spent three years in the role. The Dromid Pearses man has previous experience with the Kerry U21s, having spent time as a selector on All-Ireland winning side in 1995. In 1996 he took over […]

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Killarney Music Festival Moves To The Racecourse

Killarney Music Festival Moves To The Racecourse

June 23, 2015 at 10:29 am Comments are Disabled

  THE Killarney Festival of Music & Food has announced that it will relocate from Killarney House Demesne to Killarney Racecourse. In a statement released this morning, the organisers do not give any reason why the festival has been relocated, but thanked the Department of Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht for working […]

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Possible Venue Change For Killarney Music Festival

Possible Venue Change For Killarney Music Festival

June 22, 2015 at 6:00 pm Comments are Disabled

  THE Killarney Festival of Music and Food, which is due to take place this coming weekend, is looking for a new venue. The organisers expected crowds of up to 36,000 to attend the two-day event in Killarney House Demesne according to their licence application to Kerry County Council. However, […]

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DVD On ‘The Origins Of Kerry Step Dance’ To Be Launched In The Brogue

DVD On ‘The Origins Of Kerry Step Dance’ To Be Launched In The Brogue

June 22, 2015 at 2:47 pm Comments are Disabled

  FANS of the art of step dancing will want to make note of June 26 on their calendars, with the launch of a new DVD showcasing its origins in Kerry. The film which is called ‘The Origins Of Kerry Step Dance’ will be launched at a night being hosted by […]

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Mary Louise Donovan, Moyvane and Marguerite O'Donoghue, Ballybunion, at the Kerry GAA Night Of Champions at Kingdom Greyhound Stadium on Friday night. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: A Night Of GAA Stars And Glamour At The Dog Track

June 21, 2015 at 9:14 am Comments are Disabled

NOT only was the Night of Champions at Kingdom Greyhound Stadium a huge success, it was also a stylish affair for ladies. Debenhams sponsored the best dressed lady competition and against some stiff competition, it was won by  Mary Woulfe from Athea who was delighted with her win.   Continued below… She bought […]

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PHOTOS: #Tralee On Social Media This Week

PHOTOS: #Tralee On Social Media This Week

June 21, 2015 at 9:12 am Comments are Disabled

Every week we compile the best of photos posted on Twitter and Instagram about and around Tralee. Here’s what you’ve been snapping this week… (If you’d like a photo to feature just tag #Tralee in the photo and we’ll see it) Brendan points the way westwards. Cian McGarry was in […]

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North Kerry Schools Recognised At National Awards

North Kerry Schools Recognised At National Awards

June 21, 2015 at 9:11 am Comments are Disabled

  THE third and sixth class students of Loughfouder NS and the fourth and sixthth class students of Lyreacrompane N.S. received national recognition at the 10th annual Our World Irish Aid Awards 2015 on Tuesday. Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade, Charlie Flanagan, presented them with awards for their excellent projects, which explored the issues facing […]

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