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Nicolas Roche, after finishing a race at this years Tour de France.

Internationally Renowned Cyclist Nicolas Roche To Visit Tralee

October 5, 2014 at 10:41 am Comments are Disabled

TOUR DE FRANCE cyclist Nicolas Roche will be in town to help raise funds for the Donal Walsh LiveLife Foundation on Monday. Roche will be appearing at the Fels Point Hotel from 7pm. First, fans will get a chance to grab a photo and an autograph during a meet and […]

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The Chef’s Table: Cooking Without Salt. A Chef’s Nightmare?

The Chef’s Table: Cooking Without Salt. A Chef’s Nightmare?

October 5, 2014 at 10:40 am Comments are Disabled

Our food writer, Mark Doe of ‘Just Cooking’ in Firies asks is cooking without salt really a nightmare for chefs? OK, as I chef there is one thing I love in food, and it is the correct amount of salt. Under-seasoned food can be bland and I often see people […]

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Roger Harty: Meditation – What Is It?

Roger Harty: Meditation – What Is It?

October 5, 2014 at 10:40 am Comments are Disabled

A YOUNG man came into my office recently knowing that I had an interest in the whole area of meditation and asked me ’what is it and what is it all about?’ I was just about to launch into an enthusiastic reply when he started to speak. I will never forget […]

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VIDEO: Watch ‘Star’ And Marc Rock Out For Melanoma Awareness

VIDEO: Watch ‘Star’ And Marc Rock Out For Melanoma Awareness

October 4, 2014 at 9:13 am Comments are Disabled

TWO Kerry players swapped the floodlights for the stage lights when they jammed with local band Q14 to publicise a concert to be held for ‘The Kerry Friends of Melanoma Awareness’ in the INEC, Killarney. Fresh from All-Ireland success, Kieran Donaghy and Marc O’Se, caught up with the Tralee act at […]

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Rory Hill, a member of the Ireland U18 golf team and a student of Mercy Mounthawk. Photo by Gavin O'Connor.

Tralee Has A Rory Of Its Own To Take On The Golf World

October 4, 2014 at 9:12 am Comments are Disabled

YOUNG golfer Rory Hill doesn’t just share a first name with his idol from Northern Ireland. He too can say he has been selected on the Ireland U18 golf team, just as Rory McIlroy was when he was an up and coming golfer. “I was delighted when I got the news, […]

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Winters Is Coming: Orlagh Opens Christmas Display Company At Horan Centre

Winters Is Coming: Orlagh Opens Christmas Display Company At Horan Centre

October 4, 2014 at 9:12 am 1 comment

WINTERS Display, an innovative new Christmas display company, will open this month in a customised 8,000 sq ft showroom in the Horan Centre, Tralee. Owned and managed by TraleeToday.ie’s style columnist, Orlagh Winters, who has over 20 years experience in the international display industry, the company will offer consultancy and installation of […]

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Chris Murray: Foreign Earnings Tax Deduction

Chris Murray: Foreign Earnings Tax Deduction

October 4, 2014 at 9:11 am Comments are Disabled

I AM regularly approached by individuals who have been employed by an Irish company but have to work abroad as part of their job regarding the tax implications. For the tax years 2012, 2013 and 2014, employees who carry out part of the duties of their employment in Brazil, Russia, […]

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Special Musical Treat For Official Opening Of Film Festival

Special Musical Treat For Official Opening Of Film Festival

October 4, 2014 at 9:10 am Comments are Disabled

WHILE the screenings gets underway on Saturday, the 15th annual Kerry Film Festival will be officially opened in Siamsa Tire on Sunday, at 7:30pm with special guests and a wine reception. To mark the special anniversary the Festival has partnered with IFI National to present a new score for three O’Kalem films written by Irish Composer Bernard […]

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At The Omniplex: Miss ‘Gone Girl’ At Your Peril!

At The Omniplex: Miss ‘Gone Girl’ At Your Peril!

October 4, 2014 at 9:08 am Comments are Disabled

‘Gone Girl’ By John Lyons RECENTLY I was reading an interview with David Fincher on ‘Little White Lies’ website. He was promoting his newest film, ‘Gone Girl’. In the comments section, one comment simply read: “The wait for Gone Girl is getting excruciating.” Absolutely. Fincher is one of the finest […]

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Jim McGuinness Steps Down As Donegal Coach

Jim McGuinness Steps Down As Donegal Coach

October 3, 2014 at 11:51 pm Comments are Disabled

JUST under two weeks after defeat to Kerry in the All-Ireland Final, Jim McGuinness has stepped down from his role as coach of the Donegal senior team. In a statement released by Donegal GAA, it stated that McGuinness has stepped down from the job as manager with immediate effect. The news will […]

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Radio Kerry Wins Local Station Of The Year At PPI Awards

Radio Kerry Wins Local Station Of The Year At PPI Awards

October 3, 2014 at 11:29 pm Comments are Disabled

RADIO Kerry has won the Local Radio Station Of The Year Award at the PPI awards on Friday night. The Oscars of the radio industry, the Phonographic Performance Ireland awards were held at a lavish ceremony in Lyrath Castle Kilkenny. This is the second award for Radio Kerry after ‘Terrace Talk’ […]

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Weeshie’s ‘Terrace Talk’ Wins Prestigious PPI Award

Weeshie’s ‘Terrace Talk’ Wins Prestigious PPI Award

October 3, 2014 at 10:33 pm Comments are Disabled

THE ‘Terrace Talk’ programme has scooped the Gold in the category of the ‘Best Sports Programme of the Year’ at the prestigious PPI Awards held on Friday night in Lyrath Castle, Kilkenny. The PPI’s are the ‘Oscars’ of the radio world and the Weeshie Fogarty-presented show was up against such well-known programmes as […]

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Paul Galvin

GAA Style Icon Paul Galvin Picks Up New Fashion Job

October 3, 2014 at 4:57 pm Comments are Disabled

IN news that might get fashion gurus and GAA followers talking in equal measure, Paul Galvin, has been announced as the new style editor for men’s lifestyle website Joe.ie Paul starts his role with immediate effect. The former Kerry player, who has lived in Tralee for a number of years now, […]

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Sam McCauley’s Sarah Makes The Cut To Help Cancer Sufferers

Sam McCauley’s Sarah Makes The Cut To Help Cancer Sufferers

October 3, 2014 at 4:10 pm Comments are Disabled

A TRALEE woman has decided to cut 16 inches off her hair to help out cancer patients. Sarah Burke from Ballymac, who works in the cosmetics department in Sam McCauley’s Chemists in Manor West, chopped off her locks to donate to Recovery Haven, where the hair will be used in making […]

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Tralee Woman Writes Book On History Of Irish Dance

Tralee Woman Writes Book On History Of Irish Dance

October 3, 2014 at 2:58 pm Comments are Disabled

A NEW book on the history of dance in Ireland was launched last night at Siamsa Tire. Written by lecturer in performing arts and cultural studies at IT Tralee, Dr Sharon Phelan, ‘Dance in Ireland: Steps, Stages and Stories’, was launched by Pat Ahern, founding director of the national folk theatre. […]

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Abbie’s Wish Comes True With Dream New York Shopping Trip

Abbie’s Wish Comes True With Dream New York Shopping Trip

October 3, 2014 at 12:28 pm Comments are Disabled

A YOUNG Tralee woman enjoyed the trip of a lifetime last week when she flew with her family to New York courtesy of the Make A Wish Foundation. Abbie O’Sullivan, from Ballyseedy, was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes four years ago and the 16 year old Mercy Mounthawk student has a […]

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Photos and Video: #Tralee On Social Media This Week

Photos and Video: #Tralee On Social Media This Week

October 3, 2014 at 11:24 am Comments are Disabled

EVERY week, here at Traleetoday.ie we pull together all of the best photos and videos posted up on social media of Tralee and its surrounding area. Mel on Instagram, captured this couple as the sun went down on Sunday evening. “All the leaves are brown!” but the sky has been […]

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Pedestrian Hit By Car On Dan Spring Road

Pedestrian Hit By Car On Dan Spring Road

October 3, 2014 at 11:09 am Comments are Disabled

THERE were delays on the Dan Spring Road this morning after a male pedestrian was hit by a car shortly before 9am. Emergency services attended the scene and the person is being treated at Kerry General Hospital. His injuries are not life threatening. The road has reopened to traffic.

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Bernie Falvey and Mary O'Sullivan at last years 'Splash of Pink' event in aid of the Irish Cancer Society held in Ballyseedy Home and Gardens.

Six Things To Do This Weekend In Tralee

October 3, 2014 at 11:03 am Comments are Disabled

It’s the weekend and while the weather is miserable, there’s still loads to do around town over the coming days. Speaking of weather… Friday Ireland’s Weather with Evelyn Cusack A person we are well used to seeing on our TV screens, RTE weather woman, Evelyn Cusack will be at Siamsa […]

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Denise Bourke of Divas and Dudes, Margaret Brick of Connect Publications, Deputy Michael Healy Rae, JP Brick and Lisa Geaney of Divas and Dudes, at the launch party for 'Connect' Magazine in Kirby's Brogue Inn on Thursday night. Photo by Dermot Crean

Photos: Margaret’s ‘Connections’ Turn Up For A Great Party

October 3, 2014 at 10:51 am Comments are Disabled

THERE was a packed house in Kirby’s Brogue Inn on Thursday night for the official launch of ‘Connect’ Magazine. The monthly lifestyle publication, the brainchild of Tralee woman Margaret Brick, has been running for six months now and 10,000 copies are distributed all over the county. Family, friends, clients and staff […]

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Actress With Tralee Link For Hollywood Movie

Actress With Tralee Link For Hollywood Movie

October 2, 2014 at 2:30 pm 1 comment

A DINGLE actress, whose father hailed from Tralee, has landed the female lead in Hollywood movie. Charlotte Peters will star as the lead in ‘A Winter’s Dream’ which begins shooting in this month. The actress is the daughter of Susan and the late Joseph O’Connor who hailed from Ard Na […]

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At the Costa Coffee Table Quiz in aid of Recovery Haven was, from left: Shane Clifford, Ciara Heaslip and Claire Goodall. Photo by Gavin O'Connor.

Quiz Night With A Difference In Aid Of Recovery Haven

October 2, 2014 at 11:31 am Comments are Disabled

TABLE quiz aficionados were treated to a change of scenery on Wednesday in Costa Coffee when the pint glass was swapped for the coffee cup as part of a charity event in aid of Recovery Haven. The in-store quiz, at the Mall cafe, was the brainchild of Ballyrickard woman, Claire Maher, […]

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Blues Delighted Over Tommy Walsh Return

Blues Delighted Over Tommy Walsh Return

October 2, 2014 at 10:35 am Comments are Disabled

WHEN the news came through on Wednesday morning that Tommy Walsh was coming back to Ireland, none were more happy than the people at Kerins O’Rahillys club. Tommy, who left in 2009, is now 26 and coming into the prime of his playing career. The return of one of the Blues’ […]

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Norma Foley at her home in Staughton's Row.

Smartphone App May Help Parking Issue Says FF Councillor

October 2, 2014 at 9:46 am Comments are Disabled

A FIANNA Fail county councillor is proposing that the authority pilot a new scheme where people can pay their parking ticket over the phone using an app, rather than having to rush back to their car to renew their tickets. Cllr Norma Foley is bringing the issue up at the next meeting of […]

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Cork Firm To Branch Out Into Tralee

Cork Firm To Branch Out Into Tralee

October 2, 2014 at 9:34 am Comments are Disabled

A CORK-BASED firm, Sheehy and Manning Financial, is to open an office in Tralee in the next few weeks. The company will launch their Kerry expansion at a seminar on this Friday in the Meadowlands Hotel. The ‘Sheehy’ in the company is Mike Sheehy from Tralee and along with Breon […]

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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

Preview: Can Stacks Beat The Men From The West?

October 2, 2014 at 9:33 am Comments are Disabled

  Gavin O’Connor previews the Garvey’s Supervalu Kerry Senior Football Championship Quarter Final in Fitzgerald Stadium on Sunday between Austin Stacks  and  West Kerry  (3:30pm) AUSTIN STACKS resume their county championship ambitions this weekend with added impetus after two seismic events in Kerry football since they defeated Rathmore in the last round of […]

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HMV Makeover For Xtra-vision Store In Manor West

HMV Makeover For Xtra-vision Store In Manor West

October 2, 2014 at 9:23 am Comments are Disabled

THE Xtra-vision store in Manor West will be re-branded as a predominantly HMV store. It was announced by Hilco Capital  (owners of Xtra-vision HMV)  that an integrated store will officially open in Tralee in Manor West on Saturday, October 11. What this means for customers is, the store will change […]

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Fourteen Patients Waiting On Trolleys on Wednesday In KGH

Fourteen Patients Waiting On Trolleys on Wednesday In KGH

October 1, 2014 at 4:09 pm Comments are Disabled

ACCORDING to the Trolleywatch figures supplied by the Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation, there were 14 patients waiting on trolleys at Kerry General Hospital on Wednesday. This is the highest figure since September 15, when there was the record number of 16, the most since the INMO started keeping records nine […]

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Pa Daly out the back of his offices in 23 Rock Street where a tannery was once located. Photo by Dermot Crean

Town Estate Should Be Exempt From Water Charges Says Daly

October 1, 2014 at 2:48 pm Comments are Disabled

SINN Féin Kerry County Councillor Pa Daly has said there is huge anger in St. Brendan’s Park in Tralee over the introduction of water charges despite high levels of lead in the water found over the past few months. Cllr. Daly said that one house in the estate was recently found […]

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NAMA May Sell Fels Point Hotel As A Going Concern

NAMA May Sell Fels Point Hotel As A Going Concern

October 1, 2014 at 2:18 pm Comments are Disabled

IT is being reported that NAMA is considering selling the Fels Point Hotel. Bookings and jobs would not be affected as the hotel, located on the Dan Spring Road, would be sold as a going concern. The state body says the sales of five Irish property portfolios worth around 600 million euro, […]

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