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Dr Rizwan Khan, Muhammad Haroon, Zak Yasin, Helal Harazi, Sertan Ozdimir and Arnend Maliqi  at the Tralee International Resource Centre in association with the Kerry Islamic Outreach Centre, celebration of ‘Eid ul Adha’ in the Meadowlands Hotel on Sunday. Photo by Dermot Crean

Special Day Of Celebration In The Meadowlands To Mark Muslim Holiday

October 8, 2014 at 9:26 am Comments are Disabled

THERE was a large gathering  of people in the Meadowlands Hotel on Sunday for a celebration of  ‘Eid ul Adha’, the religious holiday marked by muslims worldwide each year. The day, attended by over 100 people, was organised by the Tralee International Resource Centre (TIRC) in association with the Kerry Islamic […]

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Mary Brosnan, Dept. Of Nursing & Healthcare Sciences; and Mr. John Brosnan, Dept. Of Computing; Institute of Technology Tralee received their awards in the presence of USI President Laura Harmon (left) Minister for Education & Skills Ms Jan O’Sullivan TD, the Patron of the National Forum Prof Mary McAleese and Chair of the Forum Prof Sarah Moore (right) at a special ceremony in Dublin Castle on Tuesday, September 30th.             Picture by Shane O'Neill / Copyright Fennell Photography 2014.

Tralee Lecturers Recognised At National Teaching Ceremony

October 8, 2014 at 9:20 am Comments are Disabled

TWO lecturers from the Institute of Technology Tralee, were recognised at ‘The National Teaching Hero Awards’ ceremony in Dublin Castle, Tuesday of last week. The two ITT lecturers, Mary Brosnan and John Brosnan received certificates from, Mary McAleese, the National Forum Patron and Jan O’Sullivan TD and Minister for Education & Skills. Mary […]

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Cllr Calls For Town Square To Be Used More For Cultural Events

Cllr Calls For Town Square To Be Used More For Cultural Events

October 7, 2014 at 3:59 pm Comments are Disabled

A FIANNA Fail councillor put forward a motion that the Square be utilised more to showcase the town’s artistic talent through regular events. Cll Norma Foley was speaking at the monthly meeting of the Tralee Municipal District of Kerry County Council on Monday, where she said the Entente Florale gathering in the […]

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There Were 91 Patients Waiting On Trolleys At KGH In September

There Were 91 Patients Waiting On Trolleys At KGH In September

October 7, 2014 at 3:22 pm Comments are Disabled

THE number of patients waiting in trolleys in the Emergency Department and Wards at Kerry General Hospital in September was 91. This is an 80 per cent increase on the September 2013 number of 51. It continues the trend reported in August where the figure was up 90 per cent on […]

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VIDEO: Atmosphere Of Culture Night In Town Caught On Film

VIDEO: Atmosphere Of Culture Night In Town Caught On Film

October 7, 2014 at 2:55 pm Comments are Disabled

WERE you at Culture Night in Tralee last month? Well Michael Kelly of Feenish Productions, has put together a great short video of the events held in Siamsa Tire, The Square and the Tralee International Resource Centre. So if you were around town on Friday, September 19, you might see […]

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At the Kerry Hospice Foundation Christmas Card launch were, Kerry footballers, Kieran Donaghy and Aidan O'Mahony, with Ted Moynihan, Chairperson of the Kerry Hospice Foundation.

Kerry Players Help Launch Hospice Foundation Christmas Cards

October 7, 2014 at 2:24 pm Comments are Disabled

THE Kerry Hospice Foundation launched its Christmas Card appeal on Monday night with the help of Kerry footballers, Kieran Donaghy and Aidan O’Mahony who brought along Sam Maguire. This annual venture, sponsored by Kerry Group, hopes to raise in excess of €40,000 towards the continued development and provision of care in the […]

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Pa Daly out the back of his offices in 23 Rock Street where a tannery was once located. Photo by Dermot Crean

Cllr Requests Meeting With Kerry GAA About Lack Of Big Games For Tralee

October 7, 2014 at 12:43 pm 2 comments

A TRALEE Municipal District councillor said that a meeting should take place with members of the GAA county board about the lion’s share of big Kerry games being allocated to Killarney. Sinn Fein Cllr, Pa Daly, brought up the issue at the monthly meeting on Monday and said he would like councillors to meet with board […]

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Children and staff of CBS Primary at the FIS screening in Siamsa Tire. Photo by Gavin O'Connor.

PHOTOS: Local Schoolchildren Show Vision With Film Projects

October 7, 2014 at 11:35 am Comments are Disabled

THREE schools from the Tralee area took part in screenings at Siamsa Tire for films they made as part of a national initiative called ‘FIS’. The idea of FIS (literally translated as ‘Vision’)  is to use film-making as a way of helping children to learn more effectively. The three schools from […]

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Orlagh Winters: New Season, New Wardrobe

Orlagh Winters: New Season, New Wardrobe

October 7, 2014 at 10:30 am Comments are Disabled

WELL hello October! We certainly changed seasons with a bang this week. The flip flops and light cottons are finally packed away to the back of the wardrobe and if I am honest I am delighted. I have said before and I will say it again I am a Winter Girl, […]

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Choirs Of Kerry To Gather For Concert In St Brendan’s Church

Choirs Of Kerry To Gather For Concert In St Brendan’s Church

October 7, 2014 at 10:13 am Comments are Disabled

OPUS’96 Chamber Choir and Our Lady and St Brendan’s church will host the biggest choral concert ever seen in Kerry this Sunday October 12, at 8pm. Friday is ‘World Mental Health Day’ and to celebrate this, two days later, 13 choirs from all over Kerry will come together to sing their hearts […]

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‘Star’ And Barry John Open New Astro-Turf Pitch At Coláiste Gleann Lí

‘Star’ And Barry John Open New Astro-Turf Pitch At Coláiste Gleann Lí

October 7, 2014 at 9:50 am Comments are Disabled

KERRY stars Kieran Donaghy and Barry John Keane turned up at  Coláiste Gleann Lí with the Sam Maguire on Monday. While students got a chance to get their hands on Sam, it was also an occasion for the lads to officially open the school’s brand new astro turf pitch, which […]

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Gaelcholáiste Chiarraí Holds Sports Day Trí Ghaeilge

Gaelcholáiste Chiarraí Holds Sports Day Trí Ghaeilge

October 7, 2014 at 9:44 am Comments are Disabled

By Michelle D’Altúin, Transition Year Coordinator GAELCHOLAISTE Chiarraí organised a Transiton Year Sports Day Trí Ghaeilge last week. The sun shone at the Na Gaeil pitch, on October 1 with students from the five schools who took part in activities ranging from sack and wheelbarrow racing to the poc fada […]

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Caroline Lynch, Minister Jimmy Deenihan, Eanna de Buis, current Filmmaker in Residence at Kerry County Council, Michael Kelly and Lisa Fingleton (previous filmmakers in residence), Kate Kennelly, KCC Arts Officer at the official opening of the Kerry Film Festival at Siamsa Tire on Sunday. Photo by Ciara O'Donnell

Minister Opens Kerry Film Festival At Siamsa Tire

October 7, 2014 at 9:31 am Comments are Disabled

THE 15th Annual Kerry Film Festival opening night took place in Siamsa Tire on Sunday, and though the weather tried its best, it certainly did not dampen the spirits of the large crowd who made it to the National Folk Theatre. It was a real birthday celebration with thanks to the […]

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Get Your Child’s Car Seat Fitted Properly For Free This Wednesday

Get Your Child’s Car Seat Fitted Properly For Free This Wednesday

October 7, 2014 at 9:15 am Comments are Disabled

DO you have a child’s car seat fitted in the back of your car? Well chances are it’s not fitted properly. Research from the Road Safety Authority (RSA) shows that as many as 4 out of 5 child car seats are incorrectly fitted nationwide. You can get your child’s car […]

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Austin Stack Park To Host Championship Double Header

Austin Stack Park To Host Championship Double Header

October 6, 2014 at 11:06 pm Comments are Disabled

TRALEE will host the Garvey’s Supervalu Senior Football Championship semi-finals next Sunday, October 12. Austin Stacks will play Dingle at 2pm followed by the clash of Shannon Rangers and Mid-Kerry at 3.45pm, both in Austin Stack Park. The news will be welcomed by Austin Stacks fans and businesses in the […]

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Kerry County Council buildings in Rathass.

Council To Ask That Some Estate Residents Be Exempt From Water Charges

October 6, 2014 at 4:56 pm Comments are Disabled

KERRY County Council is to write to Irish Water to ask that residents of Tralee estates, proven to have dangerous levels of lead in their water supply, be exempt from water charges until the situation has been resolved. The Tralee Municipal District meeting of Kerry County Council heard on Monday morning, that the […]

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Full Match Report And Photos: Austin Stacks v West Kerry

Full Match Report And Photos: Austin Stacks v West Kerry

October 6, 2014 at 3:31 pm Comments are Disabled

Gavin O’Connor reports on the Garvey’s Supervalu Kerry Senior Football Championship Quarter-Final in Fitzgerald Stadium on Sunday… AUSTIN STACKS navigated their way safely through to the semi-final of the Super Valu County Senior Football Championship, when they overcame West Kerry in a miserable Fitzgerald Stadium by double scores, 0-14 to […]

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Kerry Wins Big On Lottery Show As Knocknagoshel’s On A ‘Winning Streak’

Kerry Wins Big On Lottery Show As Knocknagoshel’s On A ‘Winning Streak’

October 6, 2014 at 3:16 pm Comments are Disabled

KERRY people were big winners on Saturday night’s Winning Streak show on RTE with two players winning €73,000 between them…and there’s more to come next week! Josephine Quinlan from Knocknagoshel, won €39,000 including a car while Jim K Morris from Killarney, won €34,000, on the National Lottery Gameshow. Jim purchased his ticket […]

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The Rock To Meet Dingle In County Semi-Final

October 6, 2014 at 1:33 pm Comments are Disabled

AUSTIN Stacks will face Dingle and Shannon Rangers take on Mid Kerry in the semi-finals of the Supervalu Kerry Senior Football ChampionshipK next weekend. The draw was made within the past hour live on Radio Kerry. Times and venue for the double-header will be decided later tonight. Stacks were hugely […]

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Colette O'Halloran and Lesley Daly, Tralee, at the 'Splash of Pink' event in aid of the Irish Cancer Society, at Ballygarden Garden Centre on Saturday morning. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: A Colourful Morning In Ballyseedy At ‘Splash Of Pink’ Event

October 6, 2014 at 9:21 am Comments are Disabled

BALLYSEEDY Garden Centre is always a colourful spot, but none more so than on Saturday morning, where people gathered for the ‘Splash of Pink’ coffee morning in aid of the Irish Cancer Society. Ladies and gents sported some element of pink clothing and the event went down a storm for all […]

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Mary O'Donnell

Mary O’Donnell: Ten Tips To Prevent You From Scaring Him Away

October 6, 2014 at 9:20 am Comments are Disabled

RECENTLY I was asked to give a talk to students about beauty. The principal, who is male, asked me to get across that if a woman looks like she has no makeup on, then she’s got it right. I was very impressed with his knowledge of my world. So it got me thinking, what […]

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Photo Gallery: Rockies On The Terraces

Photo Gallery: Rockies On The Terraces

October 6, 2014 at 9:19 am Comments are Disabled

AS is always the case when Austin Stacks are playing, the Rockie faithful turned up in their hundreds on Sunday for the big match. Many took their seats in the stands, but many more took to the terraces in Fitzgerald Stadium to cheer on their team against West Kerry. Mind […]

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Members of St Pat's GAA club with sponsors at the club on Sunday morning. Photo by Dermot Crean

Businesses Invest In St Pat’s GAA Club’s Future

October 6, 2014 at 9:17 am Comments are Disabled

ST Pat’s GAA Club is looking good for the future with three businesses investing in the club. Representatives from Fitzgibbon Interiors, Poff Motors and O’Shea’s Gala gathered with club officials and youngsters at the club grounds on Sunday morning to announce their sponsorship deals. “We’re very appreciative of the investment,” said […]

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Stacks See Off West Kerry To Make C’ship Semi-Final

Stacks See Off West Kerry To Make C’ship Semi-Final

October 5, 2014 at 6:52 pm Comments are Disabled

AUSTIN STACKS, booked their place in the SuperValu Kerry County Senior Championship semi-final after they overcame West Kerry by 0-14  to 0-7 at a rain-soaked Fitzgerald Stadium. Stacks will now go into the semi-final draw tomorrow which will be made live on Radio Kerry at lunchtime. They will face either, […]

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Lixnaw Crowned Minor Hurling Champions

Lixnaw Crowned Minor Hurling Champions

October 5, 2014 at 11:20 am Comments are Disabled

Our hurling writer, Mike O’Halloran, on the minor hurling championship final played yesterday in Abbeydorney Lixnaw 3-18 South Kerry 1-9 Lixnaw completed leg one of a possible double of minor and senior hurling championship titles, when they completely out classed a gallant South Kerry outfit in Abbeydorney on Saturday afternoon. […]

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VIDEO: A Scarier Than Ever Knocknagoshel Ghost Trail Expected This Year

VIDEO: A Scarier Than Ever Knocknagoshel Ghost Trail Expected This Year

October 5, 2014 at 10:42 am Comments are Disabled

THE very popular Knocknagoshel Ghost Trail is back again this Halloween and is set to be even more terrifying than ever. The one night only event will be celebrating its 21st anniversary this year and takes place on Sunday, October 26. The Ghost Trail draws in around 3,000 people each year from all […]

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Noreen Murphy and Nuala O’Sullivan presenting €502.50 raised from the Hospice Coffee Morning held at Ballygarry House Hotel and Spa to Dan Galvin Kerry Hospice Foundation.

Ballygarry Coffee Morning Fundraiser Raises Over €500 For Kerry Hospice

October 5, 2014 at 10:42 am Comments are Disabled

THE staff of Ballygarry House Hotel handed over a cheque to the Kerry Hospice recently. The funds were raised at a coffee morning held on Thursday, September 18 and two members of staff handed over the cheque to Dan Galvin of Kerry Hospice this week. Continued below… The therapists at Nádúr […]

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Judith Hayes, being presented with a set of keys to a brand new Citroen C4 by, Katrina Rice, assistant manager of Tralee Credit Union. Photo by Gavin O'Connor.

Judith Wins Brand New Car In Credit Union Draw

October 5, 2014 at 10:42 am Comments are Disabled

THE rain fell, but did nothing to dampen the spirits of Judith Hayes from Abbeydorney, who was handed over the keys of a brand new Citroen C4 in the Tralee branch of Credit Union on Friday morning. Judith who is originally from, St Brendan’s Park, is the latest winner in […]

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Nicolas Roche, after finishing a race at this years Tour de France.

Internationally Renowned Cyclist Nicolas Roche To Visit Tralee

October 5, 2014 at 10:41 am Comments are Disabled

TOUR DE FRANCE cyclist Nicolas Roche will be in town to help raise funds for the Donal Walsh LiveLife Foundation on Monday. Roche will be appearing at the Fels Point Hotel from 7pm. First, fans will get a chance to grab a photo and an autograph during a meet and […]

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The Chef’s Table: Cooking Without Salt. A Chef’s Nightmare?

The Chef’s Table: Cooking Without Salt. A Chef’s Nightmare?

October 5, 2014 at 10:40 am Comments are Disabled

Our food writer, Mark Doe of ‘Just Cooking’ in Firies asks is cooking without salt really a nightmare for chefs? OK, as I chef there is one thing I love in food, and it is the correct amount of salt. Under-seasoned food can be bland and I often see people […]

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