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Man Looks To Reward Tralee Ladies For Good Deed At Bank

Man Looks To Reward Tralee Ladies For Good Deed At Bank

February 9, 2015 at 2:39 pm 1 comment

A BALLYDUFF man is looking to thank two young Tralee ladies for ensuring he wasn’t €500 out of pocket last week. Murt O’Sullivan was on Deirdre Walsh’s ‘Talkabout’ programme on Radio Kerry earlier today, where he told listeners about what happened to him at the AIB  ATM machine on Castle […]

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Den Braves The Elements And Shaves Head For Charity

Den Braves The Elements And Shaves Head For Charity

February 9, 2015 at 12:48 pm Comments are Disabled

  WHILE most people right now are looking for extra layers to put onto our heads, there’s one man in town who’s gone and done the opposite! Denis ‘Den’ McCarthy, originally from Tipperary, but now living in Ballyrickard,  bravely took the decision to have his head fully shaved for ‘Today […]

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At Business Expo 2015 in the Fels Point Hotel were, from left: Christine Klein, Heidi and Gracie Grimwood. Photo by Gavin O'Connor.

PHOTOS: Hundreds Visit Business Expo 2015 At Fels Point Hotel

February 9, 2015 at 12:32 pm Comments are Disabled

THE Fels Point Hotel played host to 120 Kerry-based businesses on Sunday for the Business Expo 2015. Organised by Kerry Businesswomen’s Network, exhibitors showcased a wide variety of services and goods ranging from the food and tourism sectors to health and fitness, coaching, consultation, fashion and retail, dance and leisure, IT, […]

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A Fashion Show Not To Be Missed In Ballygarry

A Fashion Show Not To Be Missed In Ballygarry

February 9, 2015 at 11:53 am Comments are Disabled

THE Kerry Fashion Week, Kerry Boutique and Kerry Designer Show will be held in the magnificent surroundings of the Pavilion at Ballygarry House Hotel on Tuesday, March 3 and promises to be something special. The show, produced as part of the 7th annual Kerry Fashion Week, will exclusively feature new collections from […]

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Eoghain Sheehy, Jamie Lowham, David Culloty, Kieran O'Donovan and Neil Cannon at the Na Gaeil GAA Celebration Night at The Meadowlands Hotel on Saturday. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Na Gaeil GAA Club Celebrates In The Meadowlands

February 9, 2015 at 11:08 am 1 comment

OVER 150 members of Na Gaeil GAA gathered to celebrate a great year for the Oakpark club at the Meadowlands Hotel on Saturday night. This year the annual social was billed as a celebration night, as they have a lot to celebrate according to Club PRO, Theresa Kelliher. “We have […]

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Jane Lynch, Paula Foley and Melissa Costello at the 'Dress Haven' fundraiser in aid of Recovery Haven in the Fels Point Hotel on Saturday night. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Fantastic Night Of Fashion For A Great Cause At Fels Point

February 8, 2015 at 12:38 pm Comments are Disabled

OVER 200 fashion lovers showed up at the Fels Point Hotel last night for a great charity event. The ‘Dress Haven’ fundraiser, the brainchild of Mary Brick, was in aid of the Recovery Haven. People attending could browse through the donated items on racks, while models also displayed the clothes […]

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PHOTOS: #Tralee On Social Media This Week

PHOTOS: #Tralee On Social Media This Week

February 8, 2015 at 11:36 am Comments are Disabled

Every week we compile the best of photos posted on Twitter and Instagram. Here’s what you’ve been snapping in and around Tralee during the week… Early morning frost was a familiar site this week, Richard Dwyer, was up with the lark to get this shot on Wednesday morning Amanda Heraty, […]

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Roger Harty: Spirit v Energy

Roger Harty: Spirit v Energy

February 8, 2015 at 11:24 am Comments are Disabled

  IF I pose to you a simple question – what is the difference between Slán leat, Goodbye, Au revoir and Auf wiedersehen? What would your answer be? Perhaps ‘Roger, don’t be ridiculous and don’t be wasting my time as you know well they’re all saying the same thing’. Exactly, […]

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Tanaiste, Joan Burton meets staff at Intero. Photo by Gavin O'Connor.

Tánaiste Officially Opens Intreo Centre

February 8, 2015 at 11:19 am Comments are Disabled

TANAISTE and Minister for Social Protection Joan Burton officially opened the Intreo Centre on Godfrey Place on Friday morning. At the opening, the Tanaiste was accompanied by Arthur Spring TD and while there she met Mayor of Kerry John Brassil, Mayor of Tralee Jim Finucane, along with Intreo staff. Following the amalgamation of employment […]

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At The Omniplex: ‘The Interview’ Doesn’t Go Well

At The Omniplex: ‘The Interview’ Doesn’t Go Well

February 8, 2015 at 11:17 am Comments are Disabled

‘The Interview’ By John Lyons Seth Rogen’s newest comedy venture made worldwide headlines last December when North Korea officially condemned the film, declaring it to be an “act of war”. In the weeks to follow, an unknown source hacked Sony Pictures. There were implications of a terrorist attack, the film was […]

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O’Halloran’s Rugby: Italian Job Done, But Ireland Face Much Tougher Test Against France

O’Halloran’s Rugby: Italian Job Done, But Ireland Face Much Tougher Test Against France

February 8, 2015 at 11:17 am Comments are Disabled

Our rugby writer, Mike O’Halloran, says Ireland can expect France to bring their A game for the next match… EVEN the loss of Sean O Brien just before kick off wasn’t enough to prevent the expected opening win for Ireland over Italy in the Six Nations. O’Brien twinged his hamstring […]

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Stephen Stack Rallies The Troops Ahead Of Big Match

Stephen Stack Rallies The Troops Ahead Of Big Match

February 7, 2015 at 11:06 am Comments are Disabled

AUSTIN Stacks senior team boss, Stephen Stack, has issued a rallying cry for all Rockie supporters ahead of the All-Ireland Club semi-final next Sunday. In an open letter published on the Austin Stacks website last night, the Rockies manager asks the black and amber fans to make a special effort […]

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Brenda’s Marathon Effort To Help Those Who Cared For Her Husband

Brenda’s Marathon Effort To Help Those Who Cared For Her Husband

February 7, 2015 at 10:31 am Comments are Disabled

A TRALEE woman is set to run 12 marathons in eight months to raise funds for those who helped her husband through his cancer ordeal. Last summer, Brenda Doody got the devastating news that her husband, Pat, was diagnosed with oesophageal cancer. To give back to the people who helped him, she […]

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A New Era For Darts In Tralee As Town League Returns After 12 Years

A New Era For Darts In Tralee As Town League Returns After 12 Years

February 7, 2015 at 10:27 am 1 comment

A NEW era of darts could be on the horizon in Tralee with resumption of the Tralee District Town League after a 12 year absence. The competition will begin on Febuary 20 at the Huddle Bar and has already gained a lot of interest. “The interest is back again, all the […]

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Aqua Dome To Welcome Its 4,000,000th Visitor This Month

Aqua Dome To Welcome Its 4,000,000th Visitor This Month

February 7, 2015 at 10:27 am Comments are Disabled

CONFETTI shoots will explode and ticker-tape will shine when the Aqua Dome Tralee welcomes its four millionth (4,000,000) visitor next weekend, sometime between February 19 and 22. But who will be the lucky 4,000,000th visitor? “Based on the average number of people who visit the Aqua Dome each week, our calculations suggest that […]

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David Moran strides forward during the Allianz League game between Kerry and Mayo at Killarney on Sunday. Photo by Dermot Crean

Match Preview: Blues To Lead Kerry In Derry For Crucial League Match

February 7, 2015 at 10:26 am Comments are Disabled

  Gavin O’Connor says Kerry will be sharper this time out and should get the two points… Derry v Kerry, Allianz National League, Celtic Park, Derry, Sunday 2pm IT may just be the second game into the league, but already you can feel a little bit of pressure for Kerry […]

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At the Mercy Mounthawk Parents Council Table Quiz, were from left: John Ferguson, Kitty O'Connell, Maureen Harris, Anne Ferguson. Photo by Gavin O'Connor.

PHOTOS: Great Turnout For Mercy Mounthawk Parents Council Table Quiz

February 7, 2015 at 10:25 am Comments are Disabled

THE Mercy Mounthawk Parents Council hosted a table quiz on Thursday night in the Brogue Inn as a fundraiser for many initiatives. The main fundraiser at the moment is the building extension which broke ground in December and approximately €250,000 needs to be raised for the work. “Considering how tough […]

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Kerry To Faro Service Reduced To Summer Months

Kerry To Faro Service Reduced To Summer Months

February 6, 2015 at 4:37 pm Comments are Disabled

  THERE was bad news for spring and autumn sun worshippers as Ryanair have announced a reduction in their service from Kerry to Faro in Portugal. Normally operating from April to October, the twice weekly service has now been reduced to just the three peak summer months of June to August. […]

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The scene outside the Brogue Inn before Joan Burton's arrival. Photo by Gavin O'Connor.

‘Pink Ladies’ Get Their Anti-Water Charges Message Across To Tánaiste

February 6, 2015 at 3:34 pm Comments are Disabled

A LARGE group of women dressed in pink protested the arrival of Tánaiste, Joan Burton, at a Labour party meeting in The Brogue Inn as part of the Right2Water movement. The ‘Pink Ladies’ were protesting about the water charges in peaceful and silent manner where there was a Garda presence. “The idea is […]

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Kerry Comes To Global Attention With National Geographic Cover

Kerry Comes To Global Attention With National Geographic Cover

February 6, 2015 at 3:21 pm 1 comment

  KERRY has once again come to global attention after featuring in an 11-page spread in the  February/March 2015 issue of the of ‘National Geographic Traveler’. As one of the most recognizable magazines worldwide, it is another big win for Kerry tourism to have ‘Ross Castle’ in Killarney featured as the cover […]

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VIDEO: Bryan Sheehan Recreates Famous Kick In New AIB Video

VIDEO: Bryan Sheehan Recreates Famous Kick In New AIB Video

February 6, 2015 at 3:05 pm Comments are Disabled

  KERRY footballer, Bryan Sheehan, has recreated the famous free kick he took for South Kerry in the 2010 county semi-final which sailed over the bar from 67 yards. The new AIB video shows Sheehan scoring from the mammoth distance and poses the question is it “The longest ever in […]

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Chamber Tells Tánaiste Grants To Tackle Derelict Sites Can Create Hundreds Of Jobs In Town

Chamber Tells Tánaiste Grants To Tackle Derelict Sites Can Create Hundreds Of Jobs In Town

February 6, 2015 at 11:30 am Comments are Disabled

TÁNAISTE Joan Burton has been told that hundreds of jobs would be created in Tralee if the Government introduced a grant scheme to regenerate former industrial areas in the town. At a meeting with the Board of Tralee Chamber Alliance yesterday, Joan Burton heard that one company had planned to […]

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Tralee Native Hopes To Become ‘Mum In A Million’ With TV3 Competition

Tralee Native Hopes To Become ‘Mum In A Million’ With TV3 Competition

February 6, 2015 at 11:12 am 5 comments

A TRALEE native has been chosen as one of the finalists in TV3’s ‘Mum In A Million’ competition, with a prize of a trip to Italy up for grabs. Helen Hempenstall (nee Walsh) is originally from Derrylea, Oakpark here in town, but is now based in Newcastle, Co. Wicklow. Having been […]

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Jeep Repeatedly Crashes Into Car In Hit And Run Incident At Boherbee

Jeep Repeatedly Crashes Into Car In Hit And Run Incident At Boherbee

February 6, 2015 at 10:41 am 1 comment

A HIT and run incident occurred in Boherbee last night, where a car, occupied by two people, was repeatedly crashed into by a jeep. No-one was injured in the incident. At around 9pm on Thursday night, a car, with a male in the passenger seat and a female in the driver’s side, […]

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Presentation Secondary School Celebrates ‘Love Literature Week’

Presentation Secondary School Celebrates ‘Love Literature Week’

February 6, 2015 at 10:15 am Comments are Disabled

  THE annual ‘Love Literature’ week began in Presentation Secondary Tralee on Monday  and it’s proved to be an exciting week for all those involved. The event, which is hosted by the schools transition year students with the help of their teachers Ms. Joanna O’ Flynn and Ms. Norma Foley, is always […]

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Three Things To Do Around Town This Weekend

Three Things To Do Around Town This Weekend

February 6, 2015 at 10:04 am Comments are Disabled

Charity nights,  business expositions and a one-man play? It must the weekend and it must be Tralee. Here’s what’s on for you… FRIDAY 1. What Lies Underneath… If you’re not completely beat from the week come Friday evening, you should definitely head down to Síamsa Tíre! ‘Underneath’ is one play […]

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O’Halloran’s Rugby: Hard To See Ireland Beaten…But You Never Know!

O’Halloran’s Rugby: Hard To See Ireland Beaten…But You Never Know!

February 6, 2015 at 10:03 am Comments are Disabled

Our rugby writer, Mike O’Halloran, looks forward to Ireland’s Italian job tomorrow and says the home side will be no pushovers… IRELAND head to the Eternal City for their opening game in this years RBS Six Nations. The fan-friendly (if not transport-friendly) Stadio Olimpico will play host to this battle […]

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Tommy Walsh during the Allianz League game between Kerry and Mayo at Killarney on Sunday. Photo by Dermot Crean

Tommy Walsh Starts In Midfield For Kerry This Sunday

February 5, 2015 at 9:55 pm Comments are Disabled

  TOMMY WALSH has been selected in midfield for Kerry’s Allianz National League match against Derry this Sunday. This will be Walsh’s first start for Kerry since the All-Ireland final in 2009. Kieran O’Leary has been dropped from the starting 15, while Bryan Sheehan makes the switch into centre forward to make […]

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Fenit Native Aims To Impress Judges On ‘The Voice Of Ireland’

Fenit Native Aims To Impress Judges On ‘The Voice Of Ireland’

February 5, 2015 at 3:35 pm Comments are Disabled

A FENIT native will try to impress judges this weekend on the hit TV talent show ‘The Voice Of Ireland’. Eighteen-year-old Shauna Nolan, a Leaving Certificate student now in Carrigaline Community School in Cork, will be participating in the blind auditions of the show at 6.30pm this Sunday night. Shauna, who attended St […]

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Local Pubs Approve Of Minimum Pricing Proposal But Jury’s Out For Off-Licence Owner

Local Pubs Approve Of Minimum Pricing Proposal But Jury’s Out For Off-Licence Owner

February 5, 2015 at 3:00 pm 1 comment

THERE was a positive reaction from publicans in Tralee to plans by the Government to introduce a set minimum price per gram of alcohol. The Department of Health is examining the idea of introducing a minimum price of between 9c and 11c per gram of alcohol. That means the minimum cost of an unit […]

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