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Members of Tralee Tidy Towns in the town centre for a clean up in anticipation of the arrival of the Entente Florale judges next week . Photo by Gavin O'Connor

‘We Don’t Want To See Your Butts’ Tidy Towns Say To Smokers

July 25, 2014 at 2:12 pm Comments are Disabled

Click on above ad for more WITH the arrival of the Entente Florale judges just one week away, Tralee Tidy Towns are appealing to the public to go that little bit further to have our town looking well. They’re also appealing to smokers to dispose of their cigarette butts properly […]

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Martin Hurley: Songs In The Key Of Life

Martin Hurley: Songs In The Key Of Life

July 25, 2014 at 1:12 pm Comments are Disabled

Click on above ad for more Martin Hurley is a well known face that has played the pubs of Tralee. He’s also a member of the Contempory Folk outfit Oracle. Here is a selection of the songs that shaped his musical outlook… Dire Straits – Brothers in Arms Where It Began One […]

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Photos: #Tralee On Social Media This Week

Photos: #Tralee On Social Media This Week

July 25, 2014 at 11:21 am Comments are Disabled

Click on above ad for more We at Traleetoday.ie have gathered together a selection of photos posted up on social media from Tralee this last week by locals and tourists to the area… Ciara Kenihan took her puppy Sam to his first trip to the beach yesterday. Continued below… Click […]

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All The Ingredients For A Great Book On Kerry Food

All The Ingredients For A Great Book On Kerry Food

July 25, 2014 at 9:31 am Comments are Disabled

Click on above ad for more A NEW Kerry food book with recipes from chefs all trained at the IT Tralee was launched in the college on Thursday. The 68-page book and directory, which will be given out free of charge to food businesses and chefs, contains a listing of over […]

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Strictly Mary: ‘Throws’ And Falls At The Launch

Strictly Mary: ‘Throws’ And Falls At The Launch

July 25, 2014 at 9:15 am Comments are Disabled

Click on above ad for more Our Beauty Columnist, Mary O’Donnell, is taking part in this year’s Austin Stacks Strictly Come Dancing, which takes place in the Dome on August 23. Here she keeps us informed on her progress… THE ‘Strictly Come Dancing’ launch was great fun last Saturday. It […]

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Ballyheigue Golf Classic In Memory Of Trevor Barrett

Ballyheigue Golf Classic In Memory Of Trevor Barrett

July 24, 2014 at 1:01 pm Comments are Disabled

Click on above ad for more A GOLF event in honour of the late Austin Stacks dual player, Trevor Barrett, is set to take place this Saturday in Ballyheigue. ‘The Trevor Barrett Memorial Golf Classic’  is a four person per team competition being held at Ballyheigue Castle Golf Club with 45 teams of four taking part to date, […]

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Shape Up With Siobhan: Cardio Is Essential In Any Exercise Programme

Shape Up With Siobhan: Cardio Is Essential In Any Exercise Programme

July 24, 2014 at 11:58 am Comments are Disabled

Click on above for more Our new fitness columnist, Siobhan Sentry of Advanced Fitness Education, goes through the benefits of cardio in your exercise programme… Cardio is short for cardiovascular exercise. It is any exercise or movement that increases your heart rate and blood circulation. For many people it’s all […]

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Thumbs up from the Cotter family at the opening of the new look Kirby's Brogue Inn on Thursday morning. Included are mum and dad Kevin and Fiona, with Michéal, Eimear, Saidhbh and Caoimhe. Photo by Dermot Crean

Photos: A Look Inside The New Brogue As It Opens Its Doors

July 24, 2014 at 11:02 am 4 comments

  Click on above ad for more THE doors were flung open in The Brogue on Thursday morning as a new era began for the old dame of Rock Street. And TraleeToday.ie was there to capture the moment. Kevin Cotter, wife Fiona and their four children were present to welcome all to […]

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Rose of Tralee, Haley O’Sullivan and James O’Donoghue, the Proprietor of Oaklands Daybreak, proud sponsors of the 2014 Rose Cup with some of the youngsters who will be lining out for their clubs in this year’s competition on Saturday 16th August.

New York Team To Play In ‘Rose Cup’ During Festival

July 24, 2014 at 10:40 am Comments are Disabled

Click on the above ad for more TEAMS from Kerry, Cork and even New York will contest the Oaklands Daybreak Rose Cup Under 13 Boys Football Tournament  during the 2014 Rose of Tralee International Festival. Now in its sixth year, this competition is a prestigious event on the GAA Juvenile calendar […]

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Paul and Caroline O'Sullivan with their three children, Louise, Erin and Megan at their home in Gort na Greine. Photo by Dermot Crean

Dad’s Charity Headshave To Help Combat His Little Girl’s Rare Condition

July 24, 2014 at 8:28 am Comments are Disabled

  Click on above ad for more A TRALEE dad will shave off his beard and hair on Saturday to raise funds for an organisation who helped his family so much over the past number of years. His daughter Erin is a seven year old girl who suffers from a rare condition called Ataxia-Telangiectasia […]

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Doireann Barrett (left) of The Gluten Free Kitchen with Laura O'Driscoll. Doireann will have a stall at  the Electric Picnic music festival at the end of August. Photo by Gavin O'Connor

Tralee Business To Provide A Gluten Free Picnic For Music Fans

July 24, 2014 at 8:26 am Comments are Disabled

Click on the above ad for more IT’S not just musician Gary Keane that’ll be flying the flag for Tralee talent at this year’s Electric Picnic (see story here). Local business, The Gluten Free Kitchen, has been invited to showcase and sell its products at the famous festival. Doireann Barrett, who owns and runs the […]

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That’s The Morning Coffee Sorted: Brogue To Reopen Thursday At 9am

That’s The Morning Coffee Sorted: Brogue To Reopen Thursday At 9am

July 23, 2014 at 4:08 pm Comments are Disabled

THE Tralee institution that is Kirby’s Brogue Inn will re-open its doors again this Thursday morning at 9am. The famous landmark at the bottom of Rock Street will open for the first time since April 2013. Under new ownership, but continuing to have strong links with the Kirby Family, 35 people will […]

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Making the draw for the Trevor Barrett Memorial Tournament on Friday night in the Austin Stacks clubhouse were, from left: Lorraine Counihan, Mark Power (Austin Stacks Hurling Manager) and Ger McCarthy (Kerry County Board Hurling Officer).

Tournament In Memory Of Much-Missed Stacks Man

July 23, 2014 at 11:01 am Comments are Disabled

Click on above ad for more AUSTIN Stacks will remember a player who died tragically last April with a hurling tournament in his memory during the August Bank Holiday weekend. Twenty-nine year old Trevor Barrett took ill suddenly at the beginning of April and died later that month on Easter Sunday in […]

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Putting their right feet forward to get to the Kingdom were from left: Donegal Rose, Tamara Payne; Rose of Tralee, Haley O’Sullivan and Abu Dhabi Rose, Patrice McGillycuddy.
Photo by Domnick Walsh / Eye Focus LTD

Looking Forward To A Fantastic Festival Of Entertainment

July 23, 2014 at 10:29 am Comments are Disabled

  Click on above ad for more MUSIC, fashion and family fun were to the fore as Rose of Tralee, Haley O’Sullivan and a bunch of this year’s Roses were in Tralee last week to announce details of the festival entertainment line-up. The festival will feature over 80 hours of free and affordable […]

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Kerry County Council buildings in Rathass.

Wham-Bam Thank You Council: Tralee Bypass To Cost Over Double The Estimate

July 23, 2014 at 9:58 am 1 comment

Click on above ad to enter a great competition THE TRALEE bypass is now set to cost more than double the original estimate it emerged in Kerry County Council on Monday. In a presentation of the most recent audit of Kerry County Council’s finances at the July monthly meeting, it […]

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Orlagh Winters with mother and daughter Liz O'Gorman and Helena Hanbidge at Killarney Races last Thursday.

Orlagh Winters: Glamour And Great Fun At Ladies Day

July 23, 2014 at 9:36 am Comments are Disabled

Click on above ad for more “JULY please I’m on my knees, the smell of your fresh cut grass….” Mundy had it right last Thursday at Killarney Races Ladies Day. What an incredible day it was, both for the racing enthusiasts and for the fashionistas. Tralee ladies contributed greatly in […]

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People Encouraged To Give Blood Outside The Brandon Hotel

People Encouraged To Give Blood Outside The Brandon Hotel

July 23, 2014 at 9:35 am Comments are Disabled

BLOOD donor clinics will be set up outside the Brandon Hotel on behalf of The Irish Blood Transfusion Service next week. The times and dates the blood clinics will be operating are… • Monday, July 28, 5-8:30pm • Tuesday, July 29, 3-5pm and 7-9pm • Wednesday, July 30, 3-5pm • […]

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O’Halloran’s Hurling: Crotta, St Brendan’s, Causeway and Abbeydorney To Prevail

O’Halloran’s Hurling: Crotta, St Brendan’s, Causeway and Abbeydorney To Prevail

July 23, 2014 at 9:34 am Comments are Disabled

Click above ad for more Our hurling analyst, Mike O’Halloran, looks at this weekend’s matches in the Supervalu County Senior Hurling Championship… ROUND two of the Garvey’s SuperValu Kerry Senior Hurling Championship takes place in Austin Stacks Park Tralee, with two double headers on Saturday and Sunday. On Saturday at […]

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Hundreds Pay Their Respects To The Late Doreen Kenny

July 22, 2014 at 4:41 pm Comments are Disabled

TRALEE saw one of the biggest funerals in a long time on Monday and Tuesday as Doreen Kenny (nee Sheehy), Caherslee, was laid to rest. Hundreds lined up at Gleasure’s Funeral Home on Monday night to pay their respects, while similar numbers attended the funeral mass at St John’s Church […]

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Breakdancing Rose Tops Most Memorable Moments Survey

Breakdancing Rose Tops Most Memorable Moments Survey

July 22, 2014 at 12:50 pm Comments are Disabled

Click on above ad for more A SURVEY has found that the Dublin Rose break-dancing and her re-enactment of the performance with Crystal Swing were the two most unforgettable moments in the Rose of Tralee’s history. Siobheal Nic Eochaidh danced her way into people’s memories back in 2011 only to take […]

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Pictured at the launch of the Bitbuz Freedom free Wi-Fi service for Tralee town centre were Mayor of Tralee, Cllr Jim Finucane; President Tralee Chamber Alliance Padraig McGillicuddy; CEO Tralee Chamber Alliance, Kieran Ruttledge and Managing Director, Bitbuzz, Shane Deasy. Photo By  Domnick Walsh / Eye Focus LTD

Free Wi-Fi Now Available In Town Centre

July 22, 2014 at 11:47 am Comments are Disabled

Click on above ad for more LOCALS and tourists alike can now avail of free Wi-Fi in the town centre thanks to Bitbuzz Freedom. The service is now available on Denny Street, The Mall and The Square. It is an expansion of the Bitbuzz service and offers the same quality of service […]

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Fr Pat Crean next to the stained glass that was given to him by his parishioners in Ballymacelligott  to celebrate 25 years since his ordination. Photo by Gavin O'Connor.

A Touch Of Glass For Father Pat In Ballymac

July 22, 2014 at 11:29 am Comments are Disabled

Click on above for more THERE was a great surprise for Fr Pat Crean Lynch last Friday evening from his parishioners. To celebrate 25 years since his ordination, he was presented with a stained glass panel from the people of Ballymacelligott as a token of their gratitude and to acknowledge the […]

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Mary O’Donnell: The Debate On Body Hair Rages On

Mary O’Donnell: The Debate On Body Hair Rages On

July 22, 2014 at 10:29 am Comments are Disabled

Click on above ad to enlarge HAVE you noticed the virtual epidemic of hairy selfies popping up on newsfeeds all over the social media world? Perhaps you yourself have actually posted one? Enough I say… stop it! I’m all for people making their own choices regarding hair removal but, really, I […]

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Councillors Support Motion To End Political Church Gate Collections

Councillors Support Motion To End Political Church Gate Collections

July 22, 2014 at 9:30 am Comments are Disabled

Click on above ad for more AN INDEPENDENT councillor called on elected members of the County Council to help put an end to all political parties holding church gate collections, at the monthly meeting on Monday. “Members of the public have told me over the years that they have been […]

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Micheal Griffin with the signed Na Gaeil jersey he brought back from the World Cup in Brazil. Photo by Gavin O'Connor.

Interview: The Story Of How Mike Griffin Got That Star-Studded Jersey

July 21, 2014 at 6:01 pm Comments are Disabled

Gavin O’Connor catches up with the Mike Griffin who is home after his incredible experience at the World Cup in Rio ONE of the most memorable Irish stories of the World Cup was the adventures of Oakpark native, teacher and Na Gaeil player Michael Griffin who made football fans green with […]

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An Bord Pleanala Uphold Decision To Refuse Planning For New Estate

An Bord Pleanala Uphold Decision To Refuse Planning For New Estate

July 21, 2014 at 4:23 pm Comments are Disabled

AN Bord Pleanala have upheld a decision by Kerry County Council to turn down an application to build 98 houses at Caherweesheen. O’Flynn Construction applied to build 98 houses with a crèche at Caherweesheen and Skahanagh. The development was refused planning permission by Kerry County Council, as it found the […]

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Kerry County Council buildings in Rathass.

Councillors To ‘Endeavour’ To Find Ways To Reduce Property Tax

July 21, 2014 at 4:08 pm Comments are Disabled

Click on above ad for more COUNCILLORS said they would endeavour to find ways to reduce the property tax by 15 per cent, to alleviate the burden on householders, at the monthly meeting of Kerry County Council on Monday. A motion by Sinn Fein Councillor Toireasa Ferris, called for the Council “to […]

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New Chief Executive Of Kerry County Council Has Nomination Approved

New Chief Executive Of Kerry County Council Has Nomination Approved

July 21, 2014 at 2:48 pm Comments are Disabled

  Click on the above ad for more MOIRA Murrell’s nomination as Chief Executive of Kerry County Council was unanimously approved by the elected members of Kerry County Council at the July monthly meeting of the Council on Monday. A native of Killarney, Ms Murrell will take up her position […]

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At the Austin Stacks GAA 'Strictly Come Dancing' Launch were, from left: Claire McAvoy, Joanna O'Driscoll, Amy Prendergast, Michelle Culloty, Susan O'Gara, Mary O'Donnell, Helen Enright, Treasa Murphy,  Bernie Slattery, Miriam Owens and Bridie Courtney. Photo bv Gavin O'Connor.

Couples To Light Up The Dancefloor At Stacks’ ‘Strictly Come Dancing’

July 21, 2014 at 10:22 am 1 comment

Click on above ad for a great offer THE annual dancing extravaganza that is ‘Strictly Come Dancing was  launched at the Austin Stacks GAA headquarters in Connolly Park on Saturday night. The event has been an enormous success over the past few years and there’s every chance that will be […]

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New Programme To Help Start-Up Businesses

New Programme To Help Start-Up Businesses

July 21, 2014 at 9:56 am Comments are Disabled

Click on above ad for more A NEW Programme from Bank of Ireland is inviting applications from Kerry start-ups for a new programme to help them on their way to success. The bank has launched a new national Accelerator Programme which is open for applications with ten places available. Participants will receive […]

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