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‘Santas’ Deliver Late Christmas Present To Charity

‘Santas’ Deliver Late Christmas Present To Charity

January 29, 2015 at 10:38 am Comments are Disabled

THE Santa 5k Fun Run which was in Tralee in December helped to raise an amazing €8,600 for the Ronald McDonald House Charities Ireland. Close to 1,000 runners, many dressed as Santas and their elves, braved the elements on December 14 in aid of the charity. (See video and photos here) The run was […]

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Local Woman Is One Of 12 Authors Nationally To Take Part In ‘Novel Fair 2015’

Local Woman Is One Of 12 Authors Nationally To Take Part In ‘Novel Fair 2015’

January 29, 2015 at 10:18 am Comments are Disabled

A TRALEE resident is in one of 12 writers who have been selected from almost 250 applicants to participate in Novel Fair 2015, an annual Irish Writers Centre initiative which will take place on Saturday, February 21. Barbara Magee Lovric, an avid and talented writer from Knocknacuig in Tralee, has won a […]

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Tralee Rail Travellers To Be Inconvenienced By Engineering Works

Tralee Rail Travellers To Be Inconvenienced By Engineering Works

January 28, 2015 at 4:22 pm Comments are Disabled

  IF your travelling by rail to or from Tralee next week, be prepared for more than a ‘change at Mallow’. There will be engineering works taking place on the line between Killarney and Farranfore from Monday, February 2 to Thursday, February 5, which means Tralee passengers will have to get buses to […]

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So Where’s The Cheapest Place In Town To Fill Up Your Motor?

So Where’s The Cheapest Place In Town To Fill Up Your Motor?

January 28, 2015 at 3:53 pm 1 comment

  WE checked out where the cheapest petrol price in town was three weeks ago and €1.28.9 was the lowest we found at Nolan’s Esso on North Circular Road and ‘Top’ at Manor. In that short space of time, a quick drive around to the stations on Wednesday morning revealed […]

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Ten Jobs Created As New Cafe To Open At Former ‘Charlie’s’ On The Mall

Ten Jobs Created As New Cafe To Open At Former ‘Charlie’s’ On The Mall

January 28, 2015 at 2:59 pm 1 comment

TEN new jobs will be created in the coming days with the opening of a new cafe where Charlie Nelligan’s Coffee Shop used to be located. Mr Nelligan retired from the coffee shop on Christmas Eve and sold the business to Jaroslaw Lukasiewicz, a Polish man, who has been living […]

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Zoe’s World: When Speaking Your Mind Unwittingly Hurts Your Friends

Zoe’s World: When Speaking Your Mind Unwittingly Hurts Your Friends

January 28, 2015 at 12:15 pm Comments are Disabled

“BE kind, for everyone is fighting their own battle”, is a quote that is often repeated and recited among the youth but it is never really put to practice. I didn’t realise this until I discovered that some of the things that I had been openly slamming, actually applied to […]

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Controversial Ballybunion Site To Go Under The Hammer for Between €125k-€175k

Controversial Ballybunion Site To Go Under The Hammer for Between €125k-€175k

January 28, 2015 at 11:14 am Comments are Disabled

A CONTROVERSIAL site in Ballybunion, where there were plans in the past to build a €25m hotel development, is up for auction next month in the RDS Dublin with a reserve of between €125,000-€175,000. The 2.45 acre site opposite Ozone Terrace, overlooking the Atlantic Ocean, was once the location of The Castle […]

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Eamonn Fitzmaurice, prepares for his third year in charge with Kerry. Photo by Dermot Crean.

Eamonn Fitzmaurice: “Tommy Walsh Will Give Us Something Different”

January 28, 2015 at 11:01 am Comments are Disabled

THERE are a few welcome headaches for Kerry manager, Eamonn Fitzmaurice as he prepares for the 2015 season. The Finuge man now has a wealth of depth in the squad to play with and one of the big questions from supporters on the eve of the National League opener against Mayo on […]

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Units At Tralee Shopping Centre To Be Auctioned Next Month

Units At Tralee Shopping Centre To Be Auctioned Next Month

January 28, 2015 at 10:53 am Comments are Disabled

NINE units in Tralee Shopping Centre will go under the hammer in next month’s Allsop Auction in Dublin, with a reserve price of between €475,000-€525,000. Units 1, 6, 8, 10, 10a, 12, 14, 20 and 20a will be offered collectively as one lot. Two units are subject to tenancies (Shoe Zone […]

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O’Rahilly’s To Face Legion While Stacks Get A Bye In Club Champioship

O’Rahilly’s To Face Legion While Stacks Get A Bye In Club Champioship

January 27, 2015 at 5:02 pm Comments are Disabled

    KERINS O’Rahilly’s will face Legion in the first round of the senior club championship which commences April 19. Austin Stacks got a bye in the first round, while in the intermediate grade, John Mitchels  got a home draw against Finuge. In the junior championship, Churchill will host Na […]

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Tralee Set To Be Featured In New Book On Racecourses In Britain And Ireland

Tralee Set To Be Featured In New Book On Racecourses In Britain And Ireland

January 27, 2015 at 12:20 pm 1 comment

TRALEE Racecourse is set to be featured in a new book about the great racecourses of Britain and Ireland. The book ‘From Epsom To Tralee – A Journey Round The Racecourses Of The British Isles’ (not many will be happy with that title!) is written by Roy Gill, who chronicles his visits to […]

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Blue Is The Colour – Kerry GAA Unveils New ‘Away’ Shirt

Blue Is The Colour – Kerry GAA Unveils New ‘Away’ Shirt

January 27, 2015 at 11:40 am Comments are Disabled

  THE new Kerry blue jersey was unveiled over the weekend and come Sunday, Mayo will be the first team to go up against the Kingdom in the Munster colours. “The response to the shirt has been very good. People have been waiting for the blue jersey since before Christmas,” […]

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“It’s Instilled In Us To Never Give Up” Says Ardfert’s John Dowling

“It’s Instilled In Us To Never Give Up” Says Ardfert’s John Dowling

January 27, 2015 at 11:11 am Comments are Disabled

ON SUNDAY, Ardfert beat the Ulster champions to make it to Croke Park to contest an All-Ireland final for the third time since 2006. It’s been an incredible journey built on grit, determination and the steel this North Kerry dual club has become synonymous with. Fresh from the aftermath of their one […]

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The Tralee Golf Club 2015 Captains' Drive-In at Barrow took place at the weekend as over 300 members arrived onto the course. Pictured are Deirdre McElligott, Lady President; Ger O'Connell  Captain; Bernie Buckley, Lady Captain and Eugene O'Callaghan, President. Photo By Domnick Walsh/Eye Focus.©

Tralee Golf Club News

January 27, 2015 at 10:43 am Comments are Disabled

  WHAT a turnout to witness our Captains Ger O’Connell and Bernie Buckley get the 2015 golf season off to a good start with great drives at the weekend. CAPTAINS DRIVE-IN 4 PERSON AM/ AM RESULTS FRONT 9 1st. Colm Sheehy (15) William J Daly (17)   42pts James O’Connor (17) Jim […]

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Orlagh Winters: OMG? LOL? What Has Happened To The English Language?

Orlagh Winters: OMG? LOL? What Has Happened To The English Language?

January 27, 2015 at 9:57 am 1 comment

WHAT is happening to the English language? Why is it that “congrads” has become acceptable to offer congratulations? Why is “best if luck” the new way to wish someone the ‘best of luck’? I know that there is a certain amount of abbreviated text speak that we use everyday: U/you, TY/thank […]

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Kerry Designer Dresses Winners At Hollywood Awards

Kerry Designer Dresses Winners At Hollywood Awards

January 26, 2015 at 4:57 pm Comments are Disabled

FOR those of you not in the know, the Screen Actors Guild Awards (SAG) were held in Los Angeles on Sunday night, and again there was a Kerry connection thanks to Ballyheigue’s Don O’Neill. While we may not have had any winners in the acting categories, we still had someone to […]

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Matthew O'Flaherty in action for Dingle against Austin Stacks.  Photo by Adrienne McLoughlin

Clubs To Kick-Off Their League Campaigns On March 22

January 26, 2015 at 4:30 pm Comments are Disabled

  THE County Football League fixtures draw has taken place for 2015 with round one scheduled to take place March 22. The round 4 clash on May 10, between Austin Stacks and Dr Crokes will double up as the 2014 League Final. Last year, Austin Stacks and Kerins O’Rahilly’s both consolidated […]

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Cash And Cigarettes Taken In Burglary Of Shop

Cash And Cigarettes Taken In Burglary Of Shop

January 26, 2015 at 2:58 pm Comments are Disabled

  GARDAI are appealing for information regarding a burglary on a shop in Ardfert. Collins’ Shop on Church Street was broken into on Thursday, January 22, between the hours of 5.30pm and 7.30pm. The shop has been broken into on a number of occasions in the past three months and […]

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Gardaí Warn Public About Bogus Callers

Gardaí Warn Public About Bogus Callers

January 26, 2015 at 2:35 pm Comments are Disabled

  GARDAÍ are warning householders that there are still people claiming to be from the local authorities going around saying  they need to check gas, power or water supplies. The bogus callers normally target areas where there is a large amount of elderly people living. What happens is the elderly person […]

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At the Kerry GAA Supporters Club annual social were, from left: Mary Claire McCarthy with Kieran Donaghy, Eamonn Fitzmaurice and Peter Crowley. Photo by Gavin O'Connor.

Kerry GAA Supporters Club Celebrates Its 25th Anniversary With Sam And Tommy

January 26, 2015 at 12:10 pm Comments are Disabled

THE Kerry Supporters Club came together on Saturday night in the Ballygarry House Hotel, to celebrate a successful year on pitch for Kerry teams and 25 years as an organisation following the green and gold the length and breath of the country. The silver jubilee gala event was made even more […]

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A Glimpse Into The Past With Colourised Photos From Tralee In The 1930s

A Glimpse Into The Past With Colourised Photos From Tralee In The 1930s

January 26, 2015 at 11:46 am Comments are Disabled

A COLLECTION of colourised photographs from the 1930s have emerged to allow us a rare glimpse into Tralee’s past. We found a story posted yesterday by IrishCentral.com about a collection of colourised  photos by American photographer Branson De Cou. He took a series of images – while travelling around Ireland in the early to mid-1930s – originally […]

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well in contention in the Junior Boys race were Darragh Lowth, Sean Hamilton, Conor Corrigan of Tralee CBS with Rory Murphy of Mercy Mounthawk

PHOTOS: Tralee Schools Among Winners At Cross-Country Championships

January 26, 2015 at 11:01 am Comments are Disabled

  THE Kerry Schools Cross Country Championships 2015 took place on Friday at The Demesne, Killarney and Tralee schools acquitted themselves well taking the Best Overall School awards in both Boys and Girls categories. Fifteen schools and 350 athletes competed in good, testing cross-country conditions, thanks to the preparation by Mike Horan and his […]

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Mary O'Donnell

Mary O’Donnell: Well It’s Been Quite A Week!

January 26, 2015 at 9:41 am Comments are Disabled

  WHAT a week it has been. January is traditionally a quiet time, but this week it was far from quiet for me. Bright and early, I got a call from RTE to tell me I got a slot on the ‘Today’ show. The response from the people of Tralee […]

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Rugby: Feelgood Factor Is Back As Munster Run Riot

Rugby: Feelgood Factor Is Back As Munster Run Riot

January 25, 2015 at 9:22 pm Comments are Disabled

  Our rugby writer, Mike O’Halloran, was at Thomond Park today where he saw Munster run riot over Sale Sharks… Munster 65 Sale Sharks 10 THERE was a try fest in Thomond this afternoon with Munster scoring eight second half tries. Simon Zebo twisted his way to the line to touch […]

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A familiar style, Tommy Walsh, makes an attempt on goal. Photoby Gavin O'Connor.

PHOTOS/REPORT: Tommy Walsh Returns But Stacks Claim Victory Over The Blues

January 25, 2015 at 1:40 pm Comments are Disabled

2014 Town Championship Final, Austin Stack Park Austin Stacks 1-14 Kerins O’Rahilly’s 1-9 TOMMY WALSH played his first club football since returning back home from Australia but he didn’t stop Austin Stacks from claiming their latest bit of silverware in the shape of the Town Championship trophy. Tommy Walsh played 52 minutes […]

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PHOTOS: #Tralee On Social Media This Week

PHOTOS: #Tralee On Social Media This Week

January 25, 2015 at 11:14 am Comments are Disabled

Each week we trawl through Twitter and Instagram to bring you photos posted of Tralee and the surrounding area on the social media sites. Here’s what you’ve been sharing this week… “The calm after the storm”. All was right in the world as soon as Storm Rachel passed at the […]

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The Chef’s Table: Like Pasta? Then You’ll Love This Dish

The Chef’s Table: Like Pasta? Then You’ll Love This Dish

January 25, 2015 at 11:11 am Comments are Disabled

Mark Doe of ‘Just Cooking’ cookery school in Firies has something special for pasta lovers… CONTINUING the theme of healthier eating, this week I have shared a lovely pasta dish that is a hit in our house, as is most Italian food. Olive oil-based pasta sauces are much healthier than […]

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Trad Music Fans To Converge On ‘The Gathering Festival’.

Trad Music Fans To Converge On ‘The Gathering Festival’.

January 25, 2015 at 11:08 am Comments are Disabled

IF traditional music is your thinh, then mark your calendars from February 18-22 as the Gleneagle Hotel prepares to host the return of the ’16th Gathering Traditional Festival.’ A host of people from home and abroad are expected to descend on Killarney for the four day festival with a jam […]

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Roger Harty: ‘Resilience’

Roger Harty: ‘Resilience’

January 25, 2015 at 11:06 am Comments are Disabled

I LOOKED up the word resilience in the dictionary and found the following: Psychological resilience is defined as an individual’s ability to properly adapt to stress and adversity. Stress and adversity can come in the shape of family or relationship problems, health problems, or workplace and financial stressors, among others. […]

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Kieran Donaghy Talks About Year Ahead In Kerry GAA Video

Kieran Donaghy Talks About Year Ahead In Kerry GAA Video

January 24, 2015 at 12:47 pm Comments are Disabled

  KIERAN Donaghy said Austin Stacks are prepared for a tough battle next month, when they face Slaughtneil in the AIB All-Ireland Club Football semi-final. The Kerry captain was speaking in a video interview with Kerry GAA TV about the year ahead for both Austin Stacks and Kerry. “We have […]

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