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The Chef’s Table: Having A Party? Then You Need To Read This

The Chef’s Table: Having A Party? Then You Need To Read This

December 7, 2014 at 12:33 pm Comments are Disabled

Mark Doe of ‘Just Cooking’ cookery school in Firies, gives some great tips for entertaining at Christmas… Having friends and family over for a few drinks and nibbles is the perfect stress free way to entertain. Finger food can be as impressive as a full dinner party and there is […]

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Roger Harty: Panic Attacks

Roger Harty: Panic Attacks

December 7, 2014 at 12:30 pm Comments are Disabled

MY sincerest sympathy and empathy goes out to anybody who suffers from panic attacks. Having experienced them in reality myself I can honestly say that I don’t think there is a worse feeling in the world. If you are an onlooker it is a scary experience to witness someone having […]

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Richard Donnelly, Nora Corridon, Paul Hanrahan and Siobhan Fleming before the start of the St Pat's GAA Strictly Come Dancing night in the Ballyroe Heights Hotel on Friday night. Photo by Dermot Crean

VIDEO/PHOTOS: Dancing The Night Away At St Pat’s ‘Strictly’ Event

December 6, 2014 at 11:07 am Comments are Disabled

OH what a night! An incredible crowd, amazing performances and fantastic fun was the order of the  night in the Ballyroe Heights Hotel for the second St Pat’s GAA ‘Strictly Come Dancing’ event on Friday. Continued below… A crowd of 550 people crammed into the venue to watch the 12 […]

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Out To Lunch: Dishing Up Latin Vibes On Russell Street

Out To Lunch: Dishing Up Latin Vibes On Russell Street

December 6, 2014 at 9:41 am Comments are Disabled

‘Dish’ Russell Street THERE’S a real feel around town now that Christmas is around the corner. The crowds are in the town centre, East 17’s ‘Stay Another Day’ is slithering out of the speakers and it’s getting colder. ‘What better to warm up the body than a Mexican dish’ I […]

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New Pop-Up Shop Offers Something Original For Christmas

New Pop-Up Shop Offers Something Original For Christmas

December 6, 2014 at 9:38 am Comments are Disabled

ORIGINAL Kerry, the professional craft and design network in Kerry, has just opened a pop-up shop on Rock Street in time for the Christmas market. The shop showcases gifts that are made in Kerry and inspired by it and made by the hands of professional craft makers and designers who are based right across […]

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Will They, Won’t They?: Why Austin Stacks Can Win The All-Ireland…But Then Again Maybe Not

Will They, Won’t They?: Why Austin Stacks Can Win The All-Ireland…But Then Again Maybe Not

December 6, 2014 at 9:36 am Comments are Disabled

AFTER securing Munster, Stephen Stack and his men set their sights on their next conquest, a tilt at the greatest prize in club football. The question on everyone’s lips over Christmas will be, can they go all the way? Gavin O’Connor weighs up the pros and cons of this Rock side […]

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Mary O'Donnell

Mary O’Donnell: How To Deal With ‘Red Veins’

December 6, 2014 at 9:31 am Comments are Disabled

THE query I am asked most frequently (besides ‘Mum , where is….?’) is about red veins. Our celtic skin is fair and sensitive and is prone to red veins. A lady recently told me she applies her makeup then goes out. If there is a fire or alcohol, within half an hour her […]

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At The Omniplex: ‘St Vincent’

At The Omniplex: ‘St Vincent’

December 6, 2014 at 9:30 am Comments are Disabled

‘St. Vincent’ by John Lyons IT’S been quite some time since there’s been a quintessential stand-out performance from Bill Murray. As far as I can remember, the last role of his that got everyone talking was in Sofia Coppola’s ‘Lost in Translation’… and that was released over a decade ago! […]

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Tralee hoteliers, Marnie and Rory O'Sullivan, Ballyseede Castle, Emma Larkin, Denis Deery and Laura Reidy, Fels Point Hotel pictured at the Kerry Branch of the Irish Hotels Federation annual ball in the Dromhall Hotel, Killarney. Photo by Don MacMonagle

PHOTOS: Glamour At The Hoteliers Annual Ball

December 5, 2014 at 3:16 pm Comments are Disabled

HOTELIERS from around the county gathered at the Dromhall Hotel for the annual ball of the Kerry branch of the Irish Hotels Federation. The hoteliers were no doubt reflecting on a very good year for the industry and are looking forward to 2015 which is being predicted as one of the […]

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Death Of Kerry Political Giant Jackie Healy Rae

Death Of Kerry Political Giant Jackie Healy Rae

December 5, 2014 at 2:55 pm Comments are Disabled

  THE death has taken place of the former Independent Deputy for Kerry South, Jackie Healy Rae. The 83 year old Kilgarvan man had been ill for some time and died in Kerry General Hospital this afternoon. A post on his son Michael’s Facebook page read: “It is with a sadden […]

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George Poff, Daniel Giles, Mona Butler and Grace O'Donnell at the 'Who Wants To Be A Thousandaire' night in Ballyroe Heights Hotel on Thursday. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: €25,000 Raised At ‘Thousandaire’ Night For Tralee Churches

December 5, 2014 at 11:33 am Comments are Disabled

A FUN event was held in Ballyroe last night in aid of the three Church of Ireland churches which were damaged in the storms earlier this year. ‘Who Wants To Be A Thousandaire’ drew a good turnout to the hotel where an amazing  €25,000 was raised by the event through advertising and […]

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Christmas Gifts: Five Great Pressies For The Kerry GAA Fanatic In Your Life

Christmas Gifts: Five Great Pressies For The Kerry GAA Fanatic In Your Life

December 5, 2014 at 10:17 am 1 comment

2014 was a vintage year for the Kingdom, with both the senior and minor championship trophies crossing the county bounds.  In a place which is GAA mad, there are loads of things you can buy for that Kerry fan in your life. We picked out five of the best.  1. […]

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PHOTOS: #Tralee On Social Media This Week

PHOTOS: #Tralee On Social Media This Week

December 5, 2014 at 10:08 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… Cyclist and Hiker, Donnacha Clifford got this great shot of the view of Tralee bay from Cockleshell on Sunday. Over the weekend, Christmas officially began […]

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Five Things To Do Around Town This Weekend

Five Things To Do Around Town This Weekend

December 5, 2014 at 9:54 am Comments are Disabled

ANOTHER week down so it’s time to relax and enjoy the weekend. But how will you spend your time after the shopping? FRIDAY 1. Party on down… The minute the clock struck midnight on Sunday night, taking us into December, was the signal for the official start of Party Season™. If […]

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Decline In Tralee’s Commercial Vacancy Rate

Decline In Tralee’s Commercial Vacancy Rate

December 5, 2014 at 9:50 am Comments are Disabled

THE vacancy rate for commercial units or premises recorded in Kerry in Q3 is the lowest in the country at 8.9% according to the third GeoView quarterly report on Commercial Vacancy Rates, published jointly by GeoDirectory and DKM Economic Consultants.   The report showed that the vacancy rate in Tralee had decreased by […]

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Majella Wins Category At National Volunteer Awards

Majella Wins Category At National Volunteer Awards

December 4, 2014 at 11:11 pm Comments are Disabled

A MEMBER of the Tralee Irish Red Cross branch was honoured at the National Volunteer Awards tonight. Lixnaw native Majella Forde has been honoured as an awardee in the Health and Disability category of the awards held in Dublin City Hall earlier. Majella Forde volunteers as an Area Director of […]

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VIDEO: Dramatic Footage Of Shipwreck Filmed Onboard By Tralee Man Brian Carlin

VIDEO: Dramatic Footage Of Shipwreck Filmed Onboard By Tralee Man Brian Carlin

December 4, 2014 at 10:43 pm Comments are Disabled

LAST weekend, Tralee man, Brian Carlin, was involved in a shipwreck when the yacht in which he was travelling in the Volvo Ocean Race  was grounded on a remote archipelago in the Indian Ocean. The Tralee man, an onboard reporter, captured the dramatic incident on camera which can be seen below. […]

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Visitor Restrictions As Vomiting Bug Back In Kerry General Hospital

Visitor Restrictions As Vomiting Bug Back In Kerry General Hospital

December 4, 2014 at 3:24 pm Comments are Disabled

STRICT visitor restrictions have been introduced with immediate effect at Kerry General Hospital (KGH) due to a number of patients with suspected norovirus – commonly known as the vomiting bug. Visitors are asked to adhere strictly to the visiting times which are 2pm-4pm and 6.30pm-8.30pm. Two visitors are allowed per patient with […]

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Funding Of €7,500 For Tralee Youth Project

Funding Of €7,500 For Tralee Youth Project

December 4, 2014 at 2:33 pm Comments are Disabled

A TRALEE youth project has received a capital grant for €7,500 from the Government. The Minister for Children and Youth Affairs, Dr James O’Reilly, announced that three Kerry youth organisations are to receive capital grants to upgrade their projects. Tralee, Killarney and Listowel Special Projects for youth are to receive […]

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VIDEO: CBS The Green Defeated By The Sem In O’Sullivan Cup Decider

VIDEO: CBS The Green Defeated By The Sem In O’Sullivan Cup Decider

December 4, 2014 at 2:26 pm Comments are Disabled

Match report and video highlights (below, courtesy of CBS The Green) of Kerry Colleges Under 18½ – O’Sullivan Cup Final… St Brendans Killarney 1-19 C.B.S The Green 1-7 A damp and wet John Mitchels GAA grounds, hosted a brilliant battle between two of Kerry’s elite level teams, St Brendans Killarney and C.B.S […]

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Kieran Donaghy with his Kerry Blue Terrier, Bailey, who won the Cutest Puppy and Best Puppy categories in the Féile na mBláth Dog Show on Saturday in the Town Park. Photo by Dermot Crean

‘Star’, Santa And Sam To Turn Up At Gaelscoil’s Christmas Fair

December 4, 2014 at 11:24 am Comments are Disabled

KIERAN Donaghy and friends will lend a hand to Gaelscoil Mhic Easmainn’s Annual Christmas Fair Day which takes place this Sunday, December 7 in the school hall from 1pm-4pm. Everyone is welcome and there will be plenty of crafts, auctions and spot prizes on offer, with plenty of festive fun for everyone at the […]

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Gaelcholáiste Past Pupils Play Celebration Match At Na Gaeil

Gaelcholáiste Past Pupils Play Celebration Match At Na Gaeil

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

By Lisa De Róiste (múinteoir) A CRISP winter’s afternoon saw two past students teams battle it out in the grounds of Na Gaeil as part of the 25 year celebrations for Gaelcholáiste Chiarraí. Under the watchful management of Eddie Murphy and Dónal Ó Ruanaidh, the two sides battled it out. […]

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Kerry County Council Motor Tax Office, Princes Quay.

Motor Tax Office Moves To Old Town Council Building From Monday

December 4, 2014 at 10:49 am Comments are Disabled

THE Kerry Motor Tax Office is to move to a new location in Tralee on Monday next. The new office will be in Prince’s Quay, formerly Tralee Town Council headquarters and across from the Brandon Hotel. From Monday, December 8, all Motor Tax queries and transactions in Kerry will be carried out in the […]

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Christmas In Kenya For Kind-Hearted Joan

Christmas In Kenya For Kind-Hearted Joan

December 4, 2014 at 10:38 am Comments are Disabled

ONE Tralee resident has decided to give up her comfortable Christmas at home to go to Africa in order to bring vital supplies to a school in northern Kenya. Joan O’Regan, originally from Ballyheigue, now living in Castlemorris, is raising funds for her solo run to St Philip’s Secondary School in Kitale, Kenya by organising […]

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VIDEO: Donal Walsh And Paul Galvin Feature In Amazing Video To Promote Derryquay Man’s Organisation

VIDEO: Donal Walsh And Paul Galvin Feature In Amazing Video To Promote Derryquay Man’s Organisation

December 4, 2014 at 10:22 am Comments are Disabled

A FORMER footballer of the year, an inspirational youth movement leader and one of our most well-known landmarks, feature in a video that showcases the astonishing skill of hurling. And it’s all to promote a new organisation which is the brainchild of a Derryquay native, Eamonn Sayers. Former Wexford hurler, Diarmuid […]

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Fitness: Principles, Components And Variables Of Fitness

Fitness: Principles, Components And Variables Of Fitness

December 4, 2014 at 9:52 am Comments are Disabled

Michael Ryan of RnR Fitness in Tralee on basic exercise principles… In developing an effective physical fitness program, you must adhere to basic exercise principles, regardless of your fitness level. In the first of a three part series I will look at the principles of an effective training programme. This […]

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INMO Calls For Action As 128 Patients Waited On KGH Trolleys In November

INMO Calls For Action As 128 Patients Waited On KGH Trolleys In November

December 4, 2014 at 9:51 am Comments are Disabled

THERE were 128 patients waiting on trolleys at Kerry General Hospital in November, up from 72 in the previous month, according to figures from the Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation (INMO). This represents an almost 80% increase and a whopping 250% increase on the November 2013 figure of 36. The […]

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Celebration of Christie Hennessy Festival 2016

Christie Hennessy Festival To Feature On TV Tonight

December 3, 2014 at 4:30 pm Comments are Disabled

  IF you weren’t in Fels Point two weeks ago, there’s a chance for you to see some of the acts that performed at the Celebration of Christie Hennessy & Songwriters Festival. If you have Sky, a special half hour programme will feature on the ‘Kerry County Matters’ show on […]

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Tralee To Dingle Road Part Of €60 Million Improvement Fund

Tralee To Dingle Road Part Of €60 Million Improvement Fund

December 3, 2014 at 2:48 pm Comments are Disabled

THE Tralee to Dingle road is included in a €6o million shot in the arm for Ireland’s road network. The funding, which is being allocated by the National Roads Authority (NRA) who have identified the roads where works are to be carried out, will allow for construction on the selected […]

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Blennerville Native Wins €350,000 In Lotto Plus Draw

Blennerville Native Wins €350,000 In Lotto Plus Draw

December 3, 2014 at 2:25 pm Comments are Disabled

A BLENNERVILLE native has won €350,000 in the Lotto Plus 1 draw last Wednesday and will share his winnings with his children. John Foley (77), now living in Williamstown, Co. Galway, his daughter Annette Keegan and son Timothy Foley celebrated winning €350,000  today at National Lottery offices in Dublin. When asked how he plans to enjoy his […]

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