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So Who Are The Kerry Rose Contestants?

So Who Are The Kerry Rose Contestants?

May 16, 2014 at 7:23 am Comments are Disabled

Meet the Kerry Rose hopefuls who will vie for the honour of representing the county at the Rose of Tralee International Festival in August. The selection night takes place in the Ballyroe Heights Hotel on Friday, May 23. Linda Byrne – Sponsored by CH The Mall, Tralee Linda lives and […]

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Slight Recovery In Tralee Property Market This Year

Slight Recovery In Tralee Property Market This Year

May 15, 2014 at 2:45 pm Comments are Disabled

By Dermot Crean THERE is a shortage of detached family homes, while housing rents are on the increase in town, according to a Tralee auctioneer. A recent survey from myhome.ie found that there was a 22 per cent rise in house sales in the Tralee area last year and Paul […]

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Stacks U14 Boys Win County Title

Stacks U14 Boys Win County Title

May 15, 2014 at 11:33 am Comments are Disabled

Lee Strand Boys Under 14 Division 1 County Football League Final Austin Stacks 2-12 Churchill 0-7 The Rockies Under 14 side took the honours  in this county final held on Wednesday night at St Pat’s, Blennerville. This match was much closer than the scoreline might suggest. Two talented teams played some […]

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Gary Keane

Like A Fire: Songs In The Key Of Life

May 15, 2014 at 10:51 am 1 comment

Tralee singer/songwriter, Gary Keane, aka ‘Like A Fire’, picks the soundtrack that shaped his musical outlook… Glenn Miller Band – In The Mood If I had to think of one of my earliest songs in memory,  it would have to be Glenn Miller’s ‘In The Mood’ when I was around nine. […]

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10 Signs You Grew Up Going To The Aqua Dome

10 Signs You Grew Up Going To The Aqua Dome

May 14, 2014 at 12:57 pm Comments are Disabled

As the Aqua Dome celebrates its 20th anniversary, Gavin O’Connor, looks back at 10 things people of a certain age remember about the waterpark… 1. Trying to avoid lifeguards as you sought to drag a few more minutes, or even hours, out of your splash time. 2. Chilling in the jacuzzis for clandestine meetings […]

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Cosmetics counter staff from Debenhams, Mary Kelliher, Aisleen O'Connell, Jackie Kelliher, Noranne Gleeson, Sarah Bermingham and Grace McNamara at the Debenhams Customer Event on Tuesday night. Photo by Dermot Crean

Gala Night At Debenhams

May 14, 2014 at 10:26 am Comments are Disabled

DEBENHAMS held a cosmetics gala evening on Tuesday evening where one lady enjoyed a full makeover. “Tickets for the event were €5, customers who purchased a ticket received €5 off their purchases, free goody bag and entry to a draw for a cosmetic hamper worth over €500,” said Liz Murphy of Debenhams. […]

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Michelle Walsh and Joanie McAuliffe of Tralee Bay Wetlands with the Red Criss Bear at the Tralee Chamber Alliance Business Expo at the Fels Point Hotel on Tuesday. Photo by Dermot Crean

Photos: Businesses Network At Tralee Expo

May 14, 2014 at 9:51 am Comments are Disabled

THERE were over 50 businesses showing their wares at the Fels Point Hotel on Tuesday for the inaugural Tralee Chamber Alliance Business Expo. While the crowds were not as big as expected at this free event, it was a chance for businesses present to network, swap ideas and get to know each […]

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Aqua Dome Celebrates 20th Anniversary

Aqua Dome Celebrates 20th Anniversary

May 14, 2014 at 9:09 am Comments are Disabled

FROM giving a job to a Bishop to splashing about with a Hollywood heart-throb to hosting an amazing three million customers, it’s been an eventful 20 years for the Aqua Dome. The famous attraction celebrated the two decades in operation on Wednesday and since it opened it has played a major role in […]

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Mary O’Donnell: Celia’s Secret To A Great Figure

Mary O’Donnell: Celia’s Secret To A Great Figure

May 13, 2014 at 8:37 am Comments are Disabled

LAST Friday night, Clarins had a customer evening in CH Chemist with the Celia Holman Lee and Siobhan O’Mahony. Celia was looking amazing with a dress from MacBees and with a figure to die for. I asked her what was the secret. She told me walking and doing a few […]

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Rose Hopefuls Take A Tour Of Kerry

Rose Hopefuls Take A Tour Of Kerry

May 12, 2014 at 2:27 pm Comments are Disabled

IF you were out and about in the county on Saturday, chances are, you were presented with a bunch of Roses. The Kerry Rose contestants went on a day-long tour of the county to promote the upcoming selection which takes place on May 23 in the Ballyroe Heights Hotel. They gathered at […]

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Sean Helps Ireland To World Cup Glory

Sean Helps Ireland To World Cup Glory

May 12, 2014 at 1:29 pm Comments are Disabled

SEAN Taaffe, the owner of Sean Taaffe Hair and Beauty Group who have a salon on Castle Street, has helped Ireland to a World Cup ‘bronze’. Sean – along with his colleagues from Team Ireland – took third place overall in the OMC World Cup in Hairdressing in Frankfurt last weekend. […]

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Action from when Austin Stacks faced Dingle in the Club Championship last May. Photo by Adrienne McLoughlin

Sport: Dingle Blitz The Rockies

May 12, 2014 at 10:18 am Comments are Disabled

Dingle 4-07 Austin Stacks 1-10 Dingle knocked Austin Stacks out of the Club Championship yesterday afternoon in blustery, but sunny Dingle. Three second half goals were the Rock’s undoing, carved open by a fluid and effective Dingle attack. In the first half Dingle played with a strong breeze to begin […]

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Orlagh Winters: Bridget Jones Has A Lot To Answer For!

Orlagh Winters: Bridget Jones Has A Lot To Answer For!

May 12, 2014 at 10:02 am 1 comment

GUYS really didn’t need to know that on occasion we do wear big knickers. Every woman’s underwear drawer contains at least one pair of parachute knickers and this is nothing to be ashamed of, but neither is it something that we needed to broadcast. Let’s face it when we wear […]

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Fr Pat Ahern with the plaque he unveiled to mark the 40th anniversary of the founding of Siamsa Tire at a special celebration on Sunday. Photo by Domnick Walsh

Marking 40 Years Of Siamsa Tire

May 12, 2014 at 9:18 am Comments are Disabled

SIAMSA Tire members, past and present, enjoyed a fantastic evening of entertainment on Sunday to mark the organisation’s first 4o years in existence. It was particularly special for Fr Pat Ahern, the Moyvane priest, who started it all off back in 1974 and has seen it grow to become an […]

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Keelin O'Shea, who made her First Holy Communion in St John's Church on Saturday morning, with sister Niamh and mother Sinead. Photo by Dermot Crean

Photos: First Communion Day For Scoil Eoin And Presentation Pupils

May 11, 2014 at 10:11 am Comments are Disabled

THE wind and rain failed to quench the excitement of well over 100 pupils from Scoil Eoin and Presentation Primary School on Saturday as they celebrated a milestone moment in their lives. Proud parents and family looked on as the youngsters made their First Holy Communion in the shelter of […]

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Out To Lunch: The Roast House

Out To Lunch: The Roast House

May 10, 2014 at 12:13 pm Comments are Disabled

The Roast House Denny Street LET’S, for a moment, talk about quality. The recession, for all its misery and hardship, did us favour by weeding out stylish-looking cafes, serving up over-priced, mediocre meals, so mangy they wouldn’t choke a duck. But hey, once Zero 7 was playing in the background we were cool. Starving, but […]

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Business: The Four Golden Rules Of Advertising

Business: The Four Golden Rules Of Advertising

May 10, 2014 at 7:55 am Comments are Disabled

Helen Burns, a certified Business Coach with ActionCOACH, the World’s #1 Business Coaching Franchise, gives advice on advertising strategy… We are all exposed to vast amounts of advertising from global organisations with very deep pockets. They focus on brand awareness and have budgets of several hundreds of millions annually to do […]

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Photos: Celebrity Celia Holman Lee Turns On The Style At CH

Photos: Celebrity Celia Holman Lee Turns On The Style At CH

May 10, 2014 at 7:54 am Comments are Disabled

LADIES from all over the county turned up at CH The Mall on Friday evening, for an evening of style and beauty tips from, among others, celebrity model agency mogul, Celia Holman Lee. About 100 fashion-loving women heard from the Limerick-based special guest, who gave styling advice, as well as from TraleeToday.ie […]

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Making Moves In Business

Making Moves In Business

May 9, 2014 at 9:21 am Comments are Disabled

IT seems the buzz phrase around Tralee over the past month or so is ‘relocation, relocation, relocation’. In the past couple of months, Rockalilly, Ela Marie and Loramar have upped sticks and moved to fresh premises in the town. So why the move? “The main reason is a bigger premises […]

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The Greatest Match I Ever Saw: John O’Regan

The Greatest Match I Ever Saw: John O’Regan

May 9, 2014 at 9:16 am Comments are Disabled

Match: Manchester City V Queens Park Rangers Competition: Premier League Date: May 13, 2012 Kerry District League Secretary John O’Regan, describes a dramatic day for all football fans, two years ago at the Etihad Stadium in Manchester. City had to beat the London side to clinch the Premiership after a […]

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Cian Moore, Tralee, Christine Mortimer, Chantell Murphy and Fionan O'Carroll from Tralee taking part in the Gaelcholaiste Chiarrai Transition Year annual fashion show in the Meadowlands on Friday night. Photo by Dermot Crean

Gaelcholaiste Students Take To The Catwalk

May 9, 2014 at 8:09 am Comments are Disabled

TRANSITION Year students from Gaelcholaiste Chiarrai strutted their stuff in the Meadowlands Hotel to raise funds for their annual trip to Fenit for their foundation course in sailing. “This will help defray the cost of the course because parents have enough to pay for these days,” said teacher,  Michelle Daltuin. “They’ve […]

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Tommy Tiernan Packs Them Into Ballyroe

Tommy Tiernan Packs Them Into Ballyroe

May 9, 2014 at 8:08 am Comments are Disabled

HUNDREDS of people from all over Tralee enjoyed a night of laughs from a man no stranger to these parts over the past few years. Tommy Tiernan is on his World Tour Of Kerry – he did a similar tour in 2010 – and he didn’t disappoint punters when he visited […]

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Songs In The Key Of Life: John Buggy

Songs In The Key Of Life: John Buggy

May 9, 2014 at 8:08 am Comments are Disabled

Well-known Tralee Singer/Songwriter, John Buggy, selects the soundtrack to his life… Elton John – Rocket Man No surprises here for anyone that knows me. Sometime back in 1973, I can remember lunchtime in the school canteen…the radio was playing and I heard this song. I was captivated and wanted to […]

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Shane Carroll turns away after scoring the 'insurance point' to put the Rockies four points clear at the match on Saturday. Photo by Dermot Crean

Sport: Weekend GAA Preview

May 8, 2014 at 10:31 am Comments are Disabled

THIS weekend sees more club championship action for Austin Stacks and Churchill while attentions turn again to the league for Kerins O’Rahillys and John Mitchels. Dingle v Austin Stacks, Sunday 2.30pm Senior Club Championship This will be Stacks third week in a row playing the club championship as they were forced […]

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‘Bump To Baby’ Event In CH Chemists

‘Bump To Baby’ Event In CH Chemists

May 8, 2014 at 9:24 am Comments are Disabled

EXPECTANT mothers-to-be flocked to a special ‘Bump to Baby’ event on Wednesday in CH Chemists, The Mall. The event is aimed at mothers, fathers and parents-to-be. Some of the experts on hand included a chiropractor, a midwife, a health nurse, an alternative practitioner and a nutritionist. “It’s a very good turn […]

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Banged up. The Duck directly in front of Sherry Fitzgerald's on Denny Street. Photo Gavin O'Connor.

Playing Ducks And Drakes On Denny Street

May 8, 2014 at 8:49 am 1 comment

ONLOOKERS were amused on Wednesday afternoon to find a feathered-friend taking in the sights on Tralee’s most historic street. What ensued was a game of ducks and drakes on Denny Street where the wandering waddler tried to avoid the friendly clutches of the KSPCA. At around 2.15pm, Wendy O’Connor, of Animal […]

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The Manager of the Bon Secours Hospital Tralee, Donna Roche, with Mayor of Tralee, Pat Hussey and Orla Quirke, Bon Secours Hospital Tralee Staff Nurse Orla Quirke who is this year’s winner of INMO Nurse Preceptor of the Year 2014 at the Civic Reception on Tuesday night. Photo by Dermot Crean

Civic Honour For Bon Secours

May 8, 2014 at 7:33 am Comments are Disabled

THE Mayor of Tralee, Cllr Pat Hussey, has presented the Bon Secours Hospital Tralee with a Civic Award to recognise the recent success in being chosen as Ireland’s Private Hospital of the Year 2014. The Civic Award presentation, which was proposed by Cllr Terry O’Brien at the April meeting of […]

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Top Showjumping Expert For Kingdom County Fair

Top Showjumping Expert For Kingdom County Fair

May 7, 2014 at 11:26 am Comments are Disabled

THE world famous showjumper and current High Performance Manager for the Irish Show Jumping team, Robert Splaine, will attend the 65th Kingdom County Fair this Sunday. He will meet riders and exhibitors and present rosettes at the event which begins at 10am at Ballybeggan Racecourse. Mr Splaine has represented Ireland on many winning […]

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Tralee Business Showcase At Fels Point Hotel

Tralee Business Showcase At Fels Point Hotel

May 7, 2014 at 10:45 am Comments are Disabled

THE business community in the Tralee and wider area are set to come together next week at the inaugural Tralee Chamber Alliance Business Expo in association with The Kerryman. The event between 4pm and 8pm on Tuesday, May 13 at Fels Point Hotel will showcase the excellence, broad range and […]

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Orlagh Winters: Pride In Kerry Designers

Orlagh Winters: Pride In Kerry Designers

May 7, 2014 at 10:04 am 2 comments

OK, so I know that I am a blow-in living in Kerry but I am very proud of the designers and miliners here in The Kingdom. It really is no wonder that these designs constantly adorn the social pages and win numerous best dressed events at racecourses throughout the country. […]

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