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PHOTOS: Mark And DJ Thrill A Full House At Siamsa Tíre

PHOTOS: Mark And DJ Thrill A Full House At Siamsa Tíre

January 24, 2015 at 11:41 am Comments are Disabled

THERE were so many standing ovations at Siamsa Tíre last night, the seats hardly had time to stay warm. A capacity crowd packed the famed Tralee venue for a performance by two of the town’s much-loved sons, Mark Leen and DJ Curtin, who delivered a extravaganza of music and impersonations which […]

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Aine Ferris, Mairead O'Mahony, Orla Young, Sarah Collins and Kathleen O'Sullivan at the Kilmoyley GAA Social in the Ballyroe Heights Hotel on Friday night. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Kilmoyley GAA Honours Heroes Of The Past At Social

January 24, 2015 at 10:45 am Comments are Disabled

THE hurling-mad parish of Kilmoyley held their 53rd annual social last night in the Ballyroe Heights Hotel and it was a typically great occasion. The club social, which also celebrated 125 years of GAA, was attended by the young and not so young and the special guests on the night were the U21 […]

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1st Place Winner
Nature and the Environment 2015, Domnick Walsh

Whats the weather like outside Mum by Domnick Walsh

Mary and Margaret Dennehy of Ballylongford stand by as Dad Michael fights to keep water out of the home following high tides and storm force winds

Tralee Photographer Domnick Walsh Wins At PPAI Awards

January 24, 2015 at 9:59 am 2 comments

THE photography ‘Oscars’ took place in Dublin last night and a well known local man took home one of the top prizes. Domnick Walsh won first prize in the Nature and Environment section for his photo ‘What’s The Weather Like Outside Mum?’ at the Press Photographers Association of Ireland (PPAI) Awards. The […]

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At The Omniplex: ‘Birdman’ Is Powerful, Moving, Must-See Cinema

At The Omniplex: ‘Birdman’ Is Powerful, Moving, Must-See Cinema

January 24, 2015 at 9:54 am Comments are Disabled

‘Birdman’ By John Lyons Films aren’t what they used to be, or at least that’s what many movie-buffs will often tell you in a bout of cynicism. However, there is some truth to be found in that sentiment. More films are being made today than ever before, and sadly, by […]

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The Wailing Wall: Council Needs To Go Back To One Charge For All Services

The Wailing Wall: Council Needs To Go Back To One Charge For All Services

January 24, 2015 at 9:49 am 1 comment

  Johnnie Wall believes Kerry County Council needs to take the power back when it comes to charges for local services…  WHEN we bought our house back in 1970, the biggest costs we had to bear every year was our mortgage and our rates. The rates at that time for […]

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Profile: Meet The Man Who’s ‘Running The Kingdom’ To Fitness

Profile: Meet The Man Who’s ‘Running The Kingdom’ To Fitness

January 23, 2015 at 7:24 pm Comments are Disabled

With the running season kicking off in earnest again, Fergus Dennehy of TraleeToday.ie meets the man who has turned the town running-mad over the past year…  Marcus Howlett, as founder of the Tralee International Marathon, Director of ‘Run The Kingdom’ and club trainer for the ‘Born To Run’ marathon club, should […]

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Some of the 2nd year, Creative Writing for Digital Media students in IT Tralee, front row, from left: Audrey Houlihan, Lianne Ahern, Sharon Cahill, Stephen Roche, Cayleigh Chan. Back row: Conor McCarthy, Jack Godley, Eamonn Hickson, David Rusk and Rosie Browne. Photo by GavinO'Connor.

Students Try To Persuade People To Get Creative On Their Course

January 23, 2015 at 3:02 pm Comments are Disabled

IT’S the time of year when leaving cert students CAO decisions weigh heavily on their minds. The students of one course particular course at IT Tralee are trying to persuade LC students to choose their course, as they’re afraid the course is in danger of being discontinued in the future. The uptake for […]

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Irish Independent Data Predicts Increased House Prices In Tralee This Year

Irish Independent Data Predicts Increased House Prices In Tralee This Year

January 23, 2015 at 2:27 pm Comments are Disabled

DATA collected by the Irish Independent shows that there is a critical shortage of rental properties in Tralee and that house prices will rise as new jobs come on stream in the county capital this year from the reopening of new hotels, resulting in increased demand. According to the figures […]

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Gaelcholáiste Chiarraí teachers on strike were from, left: Elma Nh Uilleabhain, Karen Ni Artaigh, Eddie Murchu, Honor Ni Cgloinn. Photo by Gavin O'Connor.

PHOTOS: Tralee Schoolteachers United On The Picket Line

January 23, 2015 at 2:06 pm Comments are Disabled

TEACHERS of Tralee’s secondary schools joined 27,000 other educators across the country on strike yesterday because of plans to reform the Junior Cert cycle. The teachers unions, ASTI and TUI are unhappy with plans to make their teachers assess 40% of the work of their own students. Continued below… Thursday’s industrial action followed […]

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New Poster Issues Rockies Rallying Cry

New Poster Issues Rockies Rallying Cry

January 23, 2015 at 10:42 am Comments are Disabled

THE Stacks faithful have released more details of travel arrangements for their All-Ireland semi-final match in Portlaoise next month in a new poster published today. The poster shows club players, management and stalwarts in a golden ring with the words of the ‘Celtic Symphony’ gracing the bottom – “We’re on the […]

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Francie Conway Teams Up With Music Legends On New Single

Francie Conway Teams Up With Music Legends On New Single

January 22, 2015 at 12:09 pm 1 comment

TRALEE musician, Francie Conway, has teamed up with two legends of the Irish music scene to release a self-penned song with a peace theme called ‘Somewhere in Heaven’. Finbar Furey and Christy Dignam of Aslan joined forces with Francie to put down a track he wrote many years before. The […]

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At the Mercy Mounthawk, Mark Doe cookery demonstration were, from left:  Elanor Maloney, Kate Barry, Pauleen Lynch and Isabelle Lynch. Photo by Gavin O'Connor.

PHOTOS: Healthy Turnout For Mercy Mounthawk Cooking Event

January 22, 2015 at 11:27 am Comments are Disabled

IT’S that time of year when many people are watching their waistlines, so to help people on their quest for a healthier new year, a cookery demonstration took place in the Ballyroe Heights Hotel on Wednesday. Proceeds on the night were in aid of the new Mercy Mounthawk extension fund and well-known chef […]

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CBS Primary School Helps To ‘PowerKindness’ For The Soup Kitchen

CBS Primary School Helps To ‘PowerKindness’ For The Soup Kitchen

January 22, 2015 at 11:13 am Comments are Disabled

A LOCAL primary school has helped to ‘Power Kindness’ by collecting winter clothing for those in need at the Tralee soup kitchen. Michelle Culloty, a teacher from CBS Primary School, along with her very helpful pupils, staff members and generous parents, recently set out to help the Tralee Soup Kitchen by […]

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New Teen Package Comes Up Smelling Of Herbs And Roses At Spa

New Teen Package Comes Up Smelling Of Herbs And Roses At Spa

January 22, 2015 at 10:52 am Comments are Disabled

THE people at the Herbs and Roses Spa at the Fels Point Hotel have come up with a great day out for teenage girls which is going down a storm since it was introduced a couple of weeks ago. Girls between the ages of 12-16 can spend two to three hours […]

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Chamber Urges People To Make A Resolution To Shop Local This Year

Chamber Urges People To Make A Resolution To Shop Local This Year

January 22, 2015 at 10:41 am Comments are Disabled

JANUARY has nearly passed and many New Year’s Resolutions have already been broken but Tralee Chamber Alliance are encouraging  Tralee people to do five simple things to help boost the local economy in 2015. They’ve made five suggestions that could help businesses in Tralee prosper this year as they online below: “1. […]

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Six Kerry TDs Earned Almost €3m In Just Over Three Years

Six Kerry TDs Earned Almost €3m In Just Over Three Years

January 21, 2015 at 10:33 pm 1 comment

  KERRY’S six TDs have received almost €3m in salaries and expenses since their election to the Dail in March 2011, to July of 2014, according to a report by the RTE Investigations Unit. Five of the TDs received over half a million euro each. Kerry South Fine Gael Brendan Griffin earned […]

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The CBS The Green team before the start of the Corn Uí Mhuirí Quarter-Final clash on Wednesday at Dr Crokes GAA grounds. Photo by Fergus Dennehy

The Green Outclassed By Experienced Dingle School Side

January 21, 2015 at 5:09 pm Comments are Disabled

CBS The Green 1-3 PS Chorca Dhuibhne 2-10  THE Green were simply outclassed on Wednesday afternoon when they faced a Dingle side who are in the hunt for four in the row Corn Uí Mhuirí titles. Indeed, seven of the side that won last year’s Hogan Cup for PS Chorca […]

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Ballygarry House Hotel Makes Prestigious Top Five Hotels In Ireland List

Ballygarry House Hotel Makes Prestigious Top Five Hotels In Ireland List

January 21, 2015 at 4:51 pm Comments are Disabled

BALLYGARRY House Hotel has been named in the Top 5 Hotels in Ireland in  the annual Tripadvisor Travellers’ Choice Awards 2015. The Tralee hotel came in at No.5 in the list which was topped by Harvey’s Point in Donegal. There were no fewer than six other Kerry hotels listed in the Top […]

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Mary To Share The Couch With Dáithí And Maura On RTE’s ‘Today’ Show

Mary To Share The Couch With Dáithí And Maura On RTE’s ‘Today’ Show

January 21, 2015 at 2:17 pm Comments are Disabled

TRALEETODAY.IE’S  beauty columnist has just secured a regular slot on RTE’s flagship afternoon programme. Mary O’Donnell will grace our screens on a fortnightly basis with Dáithí O Sé and Maura Derrane on the ‘Today’ show talking about all things beauty-related. “I’m absolutely thrilled with it,” said Mary. “There was a lot of people […]

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At the cheque handover from money raised by the Mercy Mounthawk, Students v Teachers, Mark Maloney,Giles Appleby 
Back Megan Kennedy, Gavin Kennedy,Keith O'Flaherty,Ted Moynihan,Kerry Hospice,Olivia Dineen (teacher), Michael Daly,Mary Ann Sullivan, Donagh O'Brien

Mounthawk Teachers v Students Match Raises Money For Palliative Care Unit

January 21, 2015 at 11:20 am Comments are Disabled

  THERE was a chance for students of Mercy Mounthawk to get a bit of revenge back on teachers for all that homework, when they held an indoor soccer match in aid of the Palliative Care Unit in Kerry General Hospital last week. The students and staff raised €200 for the charity […]

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Unfinished Apartments Off The Oakpark Road Sold

Unfinished Apartments Off The Oakpark Road Sold

January 21, 2015 at 11:02 am Comments are Disabled

A BLOCK of unfinished apartments in Tralee, which had an asking price of €120,000, has been sold. The 12 two-bed apartments on the Oakpark Road are located in the residential area that is adjacent to the IT Tralee North Campus. They were marketed by agents Sherry Fitzgerald Stephenson Crean as an investment opportunity […]

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Zoe’s World: The ‘Perfect Pressure’

Zoe’s World: The ‘Perfect Pressure’

January 21, 2015 at 10:44 am Comments are Disabled

  YEARS ago now, there was this really popular song called ‘Nobody’s Perfect’ by the sweet little Hannah Montana. I, along with a million other 10 year olds, sung our hearts out to that song. Sure, it was auto tuned to death and it’s not like Miley Cyrus actually wrote the […]

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Woman Hopes To Track Down Ring Lost 44 Years Ago In The Brandon

Woman Hopes To Track Down Ring Lost 44 Years Ago In The Brandon

January 21, 2015 at 10:41 am Comments are Disabled

A WOMAN who lost her US high school ring in The Mount Brandon Hotel nearly 44 years ago is appealing to the people of Tralee to help her find it. Laura O’Brien (nee Gleeson), originally from New York, was a boarder in a secondary school in Limerick in 1970/71. While on […]

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Sean Taaffe: Going Blonde? You’ll Need This Advice…

Sean Taaffe: Going Blonde? You’ll Need This Advice…

January 21, 2015 at 9:59 am Comments are Disabled

Our hair expert columnist, Sean Taaffe of the Sean Taaffe Hair Group, answers some common questions on hair care… Question: I’ve really dark hair and want to go blonde . I’ve been advised that it’s a big procedure. Any advice before I do it? Sean Says: Yes, plenty! First have […]

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Teachers from Coláiste Gleann Lí in Clash, Ciara Walsh, Mike Quirke, Anthony Dineen, Norma Breen, Ann-Marie O'Kelly and John Joe Roche  taking part in the official strike on Tuesday. Photo by Dermot Crean

Tralee Teachers To Strike Again This Thursday

January 21, 2015 at 9:55 am Comments are Disabled

  SECONDARY school teachers are preparing to take to the picket lines again this Thursday. Teachers from the ASTI and TUI will take part in the second one day strike in protest over aspects of the framework for Junior Cycle proposals. Thousands of students stayed at home on Tuesday, December 2, as schools around […]

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IMF Boss Wears €35 Rose Of Tralee Brooch On Visit…With Her €7,000 Hermes Bag Of Course

IMF Boss Wears €35 Rose Of Tralee Brooch On Visit…With Her €7,000 Hermes Bag Of Course

January 20, 2015 at 3:22 pm 1 comment

  THE Managing Director of the IMF was in Dublin yesterday to meet Enda Kenny and wore a Rose of Tralee brooch worth €35. Mind you, she did also carry a Hermes bag costing a whopping €7,000. IMF boss, Christine Legarde, who is known as somewhat of a ‘style icon’ wore the […]

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Acorn Life To Create 10 New Jobs Based At Tralee Office

Acorn Life To Create 10 New Jobs Based At Tralee Office

January 20, 2015 at 2:38 pm Comments are Disabled

  THERE was another jobs boost for Tralee today with the news that Acorn Life is to create 10 new jobs in Kerry. The financial services firm has an office in Ashe Street and the new employees will be operating out of there. The company opened new offices in Sligo […]

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Incredible Line-Up Of Acts For Killarney Festival Of Music And Food

Incredible Line-Up Of Acts For Killarney Festival Of Music And Food

January 20, 2015 at 12:40 pm 3 comments

AN incredible line-up of local and international music acts have been lined up for the Killarney Festival of Music and Food in June. Burt Bacharach, Jools Holland, TEXAS, The Proclaimers, The Undertones, Something Happens, The 4 of Us, Declan O’Rourke, Gemma Hayes, Paddy Casey To will all perform during the weekend of June 27-28. […]

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Basketball: Tralee Imperials Miss Out On Chance To Go Top

Basketball: Tralee Imperials Miss Out On Chance To Go Top

January 20, 2015 at 12:00 pm Comments are Disabled

  Women’s National League Division 1, Mounthawk Gym, Saturday  Garvey’s Imperials 63  Portlaoise 74 In the Women’s National League Division table-topping clash, Garvey’s succumbed to the potent outside shooting of the Laois outfit before a large crowd at Mounthawk Gym on Saturday last. Portlaoise , with the highly impressive US […]

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Wave The Height Of Four Double-Decker Buses Recorded Off Kerry Coast Last Week

Wave The Height Of Four Double-Decker Buses Recorded Off Kerry Coast Last Week

January 20, 2015 at 11:31 am 1 comment

DURING the high and stormy seas of last week, a giant wave off the Kerry coast was picked up which was the second highest ever recorded in Irish seas. The wave was measured 16.9 metres at 10am, last Friday making it the second highest on record. The highest on record is a 19.1 […]

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