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Gardaí Seek Public’s Assistance With Two Theft Incidents

Gardaí Seek Public’s Assistance With Two Theft Incidents

September 8, 2014 at 3:22 pm Comments are Disabled

GARDAI are asking for the public’s help regarding two thefts last week. A white Iveco bus had the diesel lock tampered with between Wednesday, September 3 and Thursday, September 4, where €300 worth of diesel was stolen in the grounds of the Earl of Desmond Hotel. In a separate incident on […]

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What The Tidy Towns Judges Said About Tralee…

What The Tidy Towns Judges Said About Tralee…

September 8, 2014 at 3:08 pm Comments are Disabled

A lot of work went into retaining Tralee’s Gold Medal status announced earlier today and this was acknowledged in the report from the judges. Here are just some of the comments they made regarding their visit to town. “There is a wonderful streetscape in Tralee where we enjoy lots of […]

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Kevin Bids To Become Oldest Irishman To Swim English Channel

Kevin Bids To Become Oldest Irishman To Swim English Channel

September 8, 2014 at 2:18 pm Comments are Disabled

A TRALEE man will attempt to become the oldest ever Irish person to swim the English Channel later this month and only the second Kerry person to complete it. “I’m very confident about doing it. All the hard work has been done in preparation, so I’m looking forward to it,” said […]

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Tralee Retains Gold Medal In Tidy Towns Competition

Tralee Retains Gold Medal In Tidy Towns Competition

September 8, 2014 at 1:10 pm Comments are Disabled

THERE was great news this afternoon as Tralee has retained its Gold Medal status in the Tidy Towns competition. Tralee got 303 marks, an increase of five from their 2013 mark of 298. It caps off a great few months where Tralee was deemed Cleaner Than European Norms in the IBAL […]

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Family Gathers For Spa Road Lady’s 80th Birthday

Family Gathers For Spa Road Lady’s 80th Birthday

September 8, 2014 at 12:07 pm Comments are Disabled

THE family of a Spa Road woman  held a special celebration to mark her 80th birthday in Kerins O’Rahilly’s Clubhouse on Friday evening. Catherine O’Connor, originally from Castleisland, was joined by her children and siblings to celebrate the milestone. She was joined by children Catherine O’Connor, PJ O’Connor, Joe O’Connor and Elizabeth Gallagher. […]

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Busy Weekend At The Kerry School Of Music

Busy Weekend At The Kerry School Of Music

September 8, 2014 at 10:59 am Comments are Disabled

IT was a busy weekend for the Kerry School of Music when they hosted a concert by a famed soprano on Saturday and then an awards ceremony in Ballyroe on Sunday. London based Tralee born International Soprano Miriam Murphy returned to her alma mater, Kerry School of Music, to give […]

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Hospice Looks For Venues To Host Annual Coffee Morning Fundraiser

Hospice Looks For Venues To Host Annual Coffee Morning Fundraiser

September 8, 2014 at 10:44 am Comments are Disabled

THE Kerry Hospice Foundation has launched their annual coffee morning fundraiser and they are hoping everybody joins in to help raise cash for the worthy cause. The event will be held in venues all over the county on Thursday, September 18 and the Hospice is looking for people and businesses to host […]

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Mary O'Donnell

Mary O’Donnell: It Takes Make-Up To Achieve The ‘No Make-Up Look’

September 8, 2014 at 10:06 am Comments are Disabled

  A RECENT survey found that men prefer women to look natural than a make-up look. Lads, this is a myth, most ladies who look effortless have in fact worked very hard to achieve this. I recently did a lady’s make up for a poster, the look was to be natural […]

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The Chef’s Table: I’m Not Quick To Complain In A Restaurant, But…

The Chef’s Table: I’m Not Quick To Complain In A Restaurant, But…

September 7, 2014 at 9:45 am Comments are Disabled

  Our food columnist, Mark Doe, on complaining in a restaurant… AS a chef, one of the questions I get asked frequently is “do you ever complain when in a restaurant?” Because I am a chef, people seem to think that I am hard to please when it comes to […]

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Roisín Murray from Camp is in the safe hands of James O'Donoghue at the Kerry Supporters Open Day at Fitzgerald Stadium on Saturday. Photo by Dermot Crean

Photos: Kerry Players Thrill Fans At Supporters Open Day

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

IT’S been a few years but Kerry fans got a chance to wish their heroes well for the All-Ireland final at the supporters open day at Fitzgerald Stadium on Saturday. A crowd of more than 1,500 people turned up at the famed venue and  left happy as the players signed jerseys, […]

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Launch Of Annual Austin Stacks U13 Tournament

Launch Of Annual Austin Stacks U13 Tournament

September 7, 2014 at 9:40 am Comments are Disabled

THE Austin Stacks GAA Club launched the 29th annual Lee Strand Tournament during the week. It will take place next weekend, September 13th/14th  in Connolly Park, Tralee. The teams competing in this year’s competition are as follows: from Kerry are An Ghaeltacht; Austin Stacks; Churchill; John Mitchels; Killarney Legion; Dr. […]

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Roger Harty: Fear And Modern Business

Roger Harty: Fear And Modern Business

September 7, 2014 at 9:40 am Comments are Disabled

THERE is a saying about a train that even though ‘it is on the right track it should keep moving’. The reason for this is obvious because if it doesn’t keep moving it runs the risk of getting derailed by another train coming up behind. This might seem like a […]

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Kerry Minor Hurlers Win All-Ireland Title

Kerry Minor Hurlers Win All-Ireland Title

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

By Mike O’Halloran THE Kerry minor hurlers made it three titles in a row on Saturday when they defeated Meath in Nenagh on Saturday on a scoreline of Kerry 3-18 Meath 2-15. Kerry started brightly and led 1-1. to 0-3 before the magnificent Charlie Bird, the Meath number eight, put […]

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Tommy Walsh: ‘I Knew David Moran Had Games Like That In Him’

Tommy Walsh: ‘I Knew David Moran Had Games Like That In Him’

September 6, 2014 at 9:28 am Comments are Disabled

HE may be on the other side of the world, but former Kerry star Tommy Walsh felt the tension of last weekend’s Kerry V Mayo game just as much as any Kingdom fan. Tommy, who is over in Australia playing for Sydney Swans, said he was delighted especially for his […]

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VIDEO: CBS and Caherleaheen Staff Brave The Ice Bucket Challenge

VIDEO: CBS and Caherleaheen Staff Brave The Ice Bucket Challenge

September 6, 2014 at 9:26 am 1 comment

  THE sun may have been shining in town on Friday, but staff from two Tralee schools had a wet start to the weekend. Teachers in Caherleaheen National School and the CBS primary school took on the Ice Bucket Challenge after Holy Family nominated them earlier this week. “Some of the teachers […]

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Photos: Gaelcholáiste’s New TY Group Takes A Hike

Photos: Gaelcholáiste’s New TY Group Takes A Hike

September 6, 2014 at 9:25 am Comments are Disabled

By Aoife De Bhailís (Transition year student) LAST Thursday, Gaelcholáiste’s newly formed transition year, as well as our teachers, Iníon Ní Dheargáin and Iníon Ní Laocha, decided to start the year by taking a venture into the wild and heading off to Killarney to hike over Torc Mountain. Bright-eyed and […]

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At The Omniplex: ‘Sex Tape’ Doesn’t Rise To The Occasion

At The Omniplex: ‘Sex Tape’ Doesn’t Rise To The Occasion

September 6, 2014 at 9:24 am Comments are Disabled

‘Sex Tape’ By John Lyons THIS week’s film has perhaps the most blunt title that I’ve seen in a long time… ‘Sex Tape’. And as you may have guessed, it’s not exactly a wholesome family-friendly film. Instead ‘Sex Tape’ is a raunchy comedy about a married couple, Annie and Jay […]

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Maria Charms The Nation On ‘The Late Late’

Maria Charms The Nation On ‘The Late Late’

September 5, 2014 at 10:31 pm Comments are Disabled

MARIA Walsh said the judges and committee had no idea that she was gay before she was crowned Rose of Tralee. She was speaking on RTE’s ‘The Late Late Show’ on Friday night. The 27 year old was asked about everything from coming out to her love of Mayo football. She […]

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World Renowned Tralee Soprano For Home Recital On Saturday

World Renowned Tralee Soprano For Home Recital On Saturday

September 5, 2014 at 2:16 pm Comments are Disabled

LONDON-BASED Tralee born International Soprano Miriam Murphy returns to her alma mater, Kerry School of Music tomorrow (Saturday) to give an intimate song recital accompanied by school Director Aidan O’ Carroll. The 7.30pm performance will kick off the Fleischmann Studio’s Autumn recital series. Miriam, who has sung at Covent Garden and at opera houses […]

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Photos: #Tralee On Social Media This Week

Photos: #Tralee On Social Media This Week

September 5, 2014 at 11:49 am Comments are Disabled

EVERY week we at Traleetoday.ie pull together all of the best photos posted up on social media by people from the Tralee area and visitors. So let’s see what you were all snapping this week… The week was all about our boys in blue in Limerick! Yes, we’re being self-indulgent here, […]

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Tralee Writers Make Long List In Prestigious Competition

Tralee Writers Make Long List In Prestigious Competition

September 5, 2014 at 11:42 am Comments are Disabled

A TRALEE pharmacist and a teacher in Presentation Milltown have made the long list in the new writer category of the annual  creative writing competition, Over The Edge. Anne O’Neill, owner of O’Neill’s Pharmacy, Abbey Court, and Victoria Kennefick who is originally from Cork, but now living in town, have made the […]

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FETAC Level 4 graduates, front from left; Kevin Griffin, Eddie Riordan, Declan Looney, Louis Begley, Sarah Raymond and Fidelma Thornton. Back from left; Imelda Cooke Daly, Noreen Ashe, Tim Slattery, Margaret Russell, Thomas Walsh, Linda O'Brien, Libby Enright and Tom Reidy, at the VTOS annual awards ceremony on Thursday evening. Photo by Dermot Crean

Photos: Celebration Night For VTOS Students And Staff

September 5, 2014 at 9:55 am Comments are Disabled

  OVER 20 students received their qualifications  at the annual VTOS awards ceremony at the centre in Clash on Thursday night. “Tonight is all about the VTOS programme and celebrating the achievements of the students here who got their results during the summer,” said Sharon Browne, Adult Education Officer at the Kerry […]

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Bed For The All-Ireland? You Better Have Friends Up There!

Bed For The All-Ireland? You Better Have Friends Up There!

September 5, 2014 at 9:53 am Comments are Disabled

THE scramble for All-Ireland final tickets is in full swing, but if you’re planning on staying in the capital that weekend, you better have already booked! As of this Friday morning, the only bed available in the city centre on the Saturday night is a double in the Maldron Hotel, Smithfield for the […]

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Dog Owners Urged To Microchip Their Pets

Dog Owners Urged To Microchip Their Pets

September 5, 2014 at 9:41 am Comments are Disabled

TRALEE dog owners are being urged to ‘Chip It Check It’ as part of a nationwide ‘National Chipping Month’ campaign during September. The initiative highlights the benefits of microchipping pets and  reminds pet owners to make sure that telephone numbers and contact details are up to date and correctly registered […]

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Anthony O’Gara: “It’s Time To Correct Some Misconceptions About The Rose…”

Anthony O’Gara: “It’s Time To Correct Some Misconceptions About The Rose…”

September 4, 2014 at 4:58 pm 4 comments

The following is the full open letter from the Chief Executive of the Rose of Tralee International Festival, Anthony O’Gara addressing unfair criticism of the Festival… “It’s time to correct some misconceptions about the Rose of Tralee International Festival that are foisted on the unsuspecting public annually by some zealous, angry, if perhaps, […]

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Rose Of Tralee Boss Hits Out At ‘Misguided’ Critics

Rose Of Tralee Boss Hits Out At ‘Misguided’ Critics

September 4, 2014 at 4:57 pm Comments are Disabled

THE Chief Executive of the Rose of Tralee International Festival has hit out at critics of the event in a strongly worded open letter. Anthony O’Gara defended the festival and the Roses from what he sees as “zealous, angry, if perhaps, misguided social commentators” and said our festival is “by a […]

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We’ve Passed 4,000 Facebook Likes And Record Figures For August!

We’ve Passed 4,000 Facebook Likes And Record Figures For August!

September 4, 2014 at 12:45 pm 1 comment

WE just passed 4,000 likes for our Facebook page, so thanks to all of you for choosing to keep up with the happenings around town on TraleeToday.ie. With 222,000 pageviews during the month of August, from 24,000 unique users (figures from Google Analytics), we had our best month yet! To date we’ve had 690,000 […]

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VIDEO: Dynamos Striker Nets Cracking Bicycle Kick At KDL Pitch

VIDEO: Dynamos Striker Nets Cracking Bicycle Kick At KDL Pitch

September 4, 2014 at 11:06 am Comments are Disabled

THE KDL pitch in Mounthawk recently saw a bicycle kick goal that could grace the Bernabeu or Nou Camp from the boot of new Dynamos player Gintaras Paketuras. “It was something I’ve managed to do many times in training. I’ve always thought why haven’t I been able to do it in […]

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Kerry County Council buildings in Rathass.

Tralee Municipal District Meeting: News In Brief

September 4, 2014 at 10:56 am Comments are Disabled

BRIEF news from the monthly Tralee Municipal District meeting at Kerry County Council buildings on Monday. • THE contract to replace lead water pipes in St Brendan’s Park is to be awarded in the next two weeks. At the Tralee Municipal District meeting, councillors heard the tendering process by Irish Water is […]

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Dates Set For Annual Celebration Of Christie Hennessy

Dates Set For Annual Celebration Of Christie Hennessy

September 4, 2014 at 9:22 am Comments are Disabled

  DATES have been announced for this year’s ‘A Celebration of Christie Hennessy’ Festival. It will be take place at the Fels Point Hotel on Friday and Saturday, November 21-22. The popular ‘Troubadour Club’ will take place on the first night of the festival. Ten artists from Tralee and further afield […]

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