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VIDEO: Dynamos Striker Nets Cracking Bicycle Kick At KDL Pitch

VIDEO: Dynamos Striker Nets Cracking Bicycle Kick At KDL Pitch

September 4, 2014 at 11:06 am Comments are Disabled

THE KDL pitch in Mounthawk recently saw a bicycle kick goal that could grace the Bernabeu or Nou Camp from the boot of new Dynamos player Gintaras Paketuras. “It was something I’ve managed to do many times in training. I’ve always thought why haven’t I been able to do it in […]

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Kerry County Council buildings in Rathass.

Tralee Municipal District Meeting: News In Brief

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

BRIEF news from the monthly Tralee Municipal District meeting at Kerry County Council buildings on Monday. • THE contract to replace lead water pipes in St Brendan’s Park is to be awarded in the next two weeks. At the Tralee Municipal District meeting, councillors heard the tendering process by Irish Water is […]

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Dates Set For Annual Celebration Of Christie Hennessy

Dates Set For Annual Celebration Of Christie Hennessy

September 4, 2014 at 9:22 am Comments are Disabled

  DATES have been announced for this year’s ‘A Celebration of Christie Hennessy’ Festival. It will be take place at the Fels Point Hotel on Friday and Saturday, November 21-22. The popular ‘Troubadour Club’ will take place on the first night of the festival. Ten artists from Tralee and further afield […]

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Photos: First Day Runs Smoothly At Caherleaheen and Fenit Schools

Photos: First Day Runs Smoothly At Caherleaheen and Fenit Schools

September 4, 2014 at 9:21 am Comments are Disabled

IT was all smooth sailing in Fenit and Caherleaheen national schools as pupils started their schooldays in the past week. “We have ten junior infants this year, there were no tears from them on Thursday and there have been no been no tears since,” said St Brendan’s Fenit, school principal, Aisling […]

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Outgoing Tralee Lions Club President Mark Boyle congratulate incoming President Michael Higgins on his appointment. Photo by Dermot Crean

Chain Of Office Presented To New President Of Tralee Lions Club

September 4, 2014 at 9:20 am Comments are Disabled

THE new President of Tralee Lions Club, Michael Higgins, officially received his chain of office this week from outgoing President Mark Boyle. Michael is an accountant with Ardfert Quarries and is originally from The Kerries, now living in Blennerville. A member of the Lions Club for the past three years, Michael lived […]

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Shape Up With Siobhan: My Favourite Fitness Apps

Shape Up With Siobhan: My Favourite Fitness Apps

September 4, 2014 at 9:19 am Comments are Disabled

Our fitness expert, Siobhan Sentry of Advanced Fitness Education, says downloading the right app can be like having a personal trainer in your pocket… As some of you know I did some work for a fairly big computer company for a while, one of the projects I worked on was making […]

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Almost €2m Spent On Home Renovation Scheme In Kerry

Almost €2m Spent On Home Renovation Scheme In Kerry

September 4, 2014 at 9:19 am Comments are Disabled

ALMOST €2m has been spent in Kerry on 96 works carried out under the Home Renovation Scheme since its inception. The scheme, introduced in last year’s Budget, provides tax relief to homeowners who undertake renovation and improvement to their property, using tax compliant tradespeople. “In a great boost to the […]

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News In Brief: Baby Market And Migraine Support Group Events

News In Brief: Baby Market And Migraine Support Group Events

September 3, 2014 at 4:29 pm Comments are Disabled

• To highlight Migraine Action Week (September 1-7) the Migraine Association of Ireland (MAI) will hold an informal support group in the foyer of the Fels Point Hotel,  Tralee, on Thursday, September 4 at 7pm. The meeting will be chaired by Patrick Little, CEO of the Association and all are welcome. Mr Little will […]

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Winner Of London Kerry Person Of The Year Announced

Winner Of London Kerry Person Of The Year Announced

September 3, 2014 at 3:48 pm Comments are Disabled

THE  Kerry Association London has selected John Griffin as this year’s recipient of the prestigious Kerry Person of the Year award. Mr Griffin, whose father hails from Glenbeigh, was selected by the Kerry Association London’s Person of the Year sub-committee in recognition of his life time achievements and great support […]

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The Town Park playground.

Cllr Proposes ‘Park Patrol’ To Ensure Safe Atmosphere At Playground

September 3, 2014 at 2:16 pm 1 comment

A FIANNA Fail councillor has proposed a type of ‘Park Patrol’ pilot scheme for the summer months because of problems in the Town Park playground. Cllr Norma Foley put forward a motion at the monthly meeting of the Tralee Municipal District on Monday, that measures be put in place to improve the children’s playground in […]

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Video Of Make-Up Blogger’s Visit To Tralee Gets 28,000 Youtube Views

Video Of Make-Up Blogger’s Visit To Tralee Gets 28,000 Youtube Views

September 3, 2014 at 11:11 am Comments are Disabled

A VIDEO made by a popular make-up blogger about her visit to Tralee, where she praises CH Chemists and The Grand Hotel, has received over 28,000 hits in just two days since she put it on Youtube. Cork city-based, Sinead Cady, who is behind ‘The Make-up Chair’ website, was in town […]

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Kerry will be without James O'Donoghue for the entire league campaign because of a shoulder injury. Photo by Dermot Crean.

Meet The Kerry GAA Heroes This Saturday At Open Day

September 3, 2014 at 10:43 am Comments are Disabled

IT’S been three years since we’ve had one, but big crowds will be expected in Killarney for the Pre-Final Kerry Supporters Open Day in Fitzgerald Stadium on this Saturday, September 6. The day is a chance for young and old to meet with the Kerry players, have their photo taken and get […]

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VIDEO: Pupils Give A Soaking To Holy Family Teachers

VIDEO: Pupils Give A Soaking To Holy Family Teachers

September 3, 2014 at 9:31 am Comments are Disabled

PUPILS at Holy Family National School got to soak their teachers on Tuesday when staff took the Ice Bucket Challenge – and now the gauntlet had been thrown down to three more schools! One lucky child from each senior class got the opportunity to dump a bucket of icy water over a teacher’s […]

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Zoe’s World: Don’t Be So Quick To Judge

Zoe’s World: Don’t Be So Quick To Judge

September 3, 2014 at 9:30 am Comments are Disabled

Everyone rushes to judgement on people and it isn’t right says our teen columnist Zoë O’Connor… Something hit me the other day. It wasn’t a bus or a car, but a Lulu Guinness iPad cover. This was not my own purchase but a gift from the amazing Orlagh Winters. Not only […]

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Sailing Club To Host Optimist Munster Championships

Sailing Club To Host Optimist Munster Championships

September 3, 2014 at 9:30 am Comments are Disabled

TRALEE Bay Sailing Club will host the ‘Optimist Munster Championships 2014’ this coming weekend September 6-7. At the competition, which takes place in Fenit, over a hundred or so young dinghy sailors ranging in age from 7 to 14 will compete in what promises to be an exciting and fun […]

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Parenting Expert For Public Seminar At IT Tralee

Parenting Expert For Public Seminar At IT Tralee

September 3, 2014 at 9:29 am Comments are Disabled

TRALEE IT will welcome the world-renowned parenting author, Steve Biddulph this month, as part of their ‘Parenting Our Children Art & Science’ seminars. Steve Biddulph is one of the world’s best known parenting authors. A psychologist for 25 years, he is now retired but continues to write and teach. His […]

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Rail Strike Off: Train Tickets For All-Ireland On Sale This Morning

Rail Strike Off: Train Tickets For All-Ireland On Sale This Morning

September 3, 2014 at 9:27 am Comments are Disabled

THE rail strike has been called at Iarnród Éireann meaning the chaos for Kerry fans on All-Ireland day has been averted. Rail tickets for Sunday, September 21, will now go on sale at 11am today (Wednesday) so if you’re planning on going up on the day by train make sure you […]

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Barry O’Shea: Kerry Showed True Grit In Classic Encounter

Barry O’Shea: Kerry Showed True Grit In Classic Encounter

September 2, 2014 at 3:05 pm Comments are Disabled

Our football columnist, Barry O’Shea, says Kerry showed great determination in Saturday’s clash with Mayo and the management deserve credit for their progress this year… THERE were are a number of moments in the match where I thought Kerry are up for this – and it wasn’t when they got scores. People might […]

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Kerry Team To Banish The Blues For Green And Gold In All-Ireland Finals

Kerry Team To Banish The Blues For Green And Gold In All-Ireland Finals

September 2, 2014 at 2:30 pm Comments are Disabled

KERRY’S minors and seniors will revert back to their traditional green and gold colours  for the All-Ireland finals on September 21. It was thought that Kerry seniors might retain the blue jerseys they wore for the semi-final against Mayo because of Donegal’s similar colours, but a statement on the Kerry GAA […]

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Kerry County Council buildings in Rathass.

12 House Development In Mounthawk Gets Go-Ahead From Councillors

September 2, 2014 at 12:49 pm Comments are Disabled

PERMISSION has been granted to build a 12 house development at Mounthawk, Tralee. It was found the original plans materially contravened the objectives of the Tralee Town Development plan 2009-2015 so the councillors debated  amendments to the plan at the meeting of the Tralee Municipal District of Kerry County Council on Monday. […]

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Miss Laura O'Keeffe's junior infants class at CBS Clounalour on their first day at school on Monday. Photo by Dermot Crean

Photos: New Arrivals At CBS And Tralee Educate Together

September 2, 2014 at 11:14 am Comments are Disabled

MONDAY morning saw two schools reopen their doors with Tralee Educate Together welcoming six new arrivals, while down the road two classes of  juniors began their schooldays in CBS. “It all went very well this morning,” said junior and senior infants teacher, Gail Kelly at Tralee Eductate Together at Collis Sandes […]

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Chamber, Hotels And Council Combine To Give Roundabouts A €10k Makeover

Chamber, Hotels And Council Combine To Give Roundabouts A €10k Makeover

September 2, 2014 at 10:21 am Comments are Disabled

  THE roundabouts on the new bypass are getting a €10,000 makeover thanks to Tralee Chamber Alliance (TCA), Tralee Hoteliers Alliance (THA) and Kerry County Council. The groups have joined forces and invested heavily to transform the appearance of five roundabouts on the Tralee By-Pass. In-keeping with the overall long-term plan […]

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Denis and Donnacha Sayers and Paul and Siún Fitzgibbon, Tralee, at the City End Terrace in the Gaelic Grounds on Saturday. Photo by Dermot Crean

Photos: More Green And Gold Fans At Saturday’s Match

September 2, 2014 at 9:50 am Comments are Disabled

THOUSANDS of Kerry fans travelled to Limerick on Saturday for the Kerry V Mayo game and here are some more photos of them enjoying the atmosphere in the Ardhú bar near the Gaelic Grounds and on the terraces. (See previous fan pics here) Scroll down for photos…  

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Orlagh Winters: I’m Back In Black For Autumn

Orlagh Winters: I’m Back In Black For Autumn

September 2, 2014 at 9:42 am Comments are Disabled

SO now is the time that we start to think about one of our big wardrobe investments, a winter coat! Much to the despair of my very own Irish mammy, I love the colour black so much that it makes up 90% of my wardrobe. She thinks I look like […]

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Man Has €3k Of Belongings Stolen From Van While Doing Volunteer Work

Man Has €3k Of Belongings Stolen From Van While Doing Volunteer Work

September 1, 2014 at 4:59 pm Comments are Disabled

A VOLUNTEER with the Tralee Red Cross has had €3,000 worth of his belongings stolen from his van while doing work for the Red Cross. The theft took place from his vehicle which was parked outside the Red Cross building in Killerisk on Sunday sometime between 11.30am and 6pm, while […]

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Crime: Gardai Seek Help With Oakpark Burglaries

Crime: Gardai Seek Help With Oakpark Burglaries

September 1, 2014 at 4:48 pm Comments are Disabled

TWO burglaries took place in the Oakpark area last week and Gardai are asking the public for help in solving the crime. A number of windows were smashed in premises near Subway on the Oakpark Road in Sunday night August 25/Monday morning August 25. Nothing was taken but there was significant […]

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Aoife, Sean, Siobhan and Sarah Barrett at the start of the Na Gaeil GAA Club fundraising cycle on Saturday morning. Photo by Dermot Crean

Photos: Na Gaeil Faithful Get On Their Bikes For Fundraiser

September 1, 2014 at 7:50 am Comments are Disabled

ABOUT  160 cyclists set off for the annual Na Gaeil GAA club cycle on Saturday morning. The annual event is a major fundraiser for the club and there was a good turnout in the sunshine to see the riders off. There were two routes, the first of which took them from Na Gaeil out to […]

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O’Halloran’s Hurling: Kilmoyley Into Final But Stalemate In Other Semi

O’Halloran’s Hurling: Kilmoyley Into Final But Stalemate In Other Semi

September 1, 2014 at 7:49 am Comments are Disabled

Our hurling analyst, Mike O’Halloran, looks at the weekend’s Garvey’s Supervalu Kerry SHC semi-finals… Kilmoyley 0-13 Ballyduff 0-10 Kilmoyley powered their way to their first Kerry Senior Hurling Final since 2009, when the completely overwhelmed a timid Ballyduff challenge in Austin Stack Park on Friday night. Ballyduff went into this game […]

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Helen O'Sullivan, Siobhan O'Sullivan, Margo O'Sullivan and Eileen Riordan, Currow and Castleisland, in The Sin Bin, prior to Saturday's big match. Photo by Dermot Crean

Photos: Kerry Fans Invade Limerick For Semi-Final

September 1, 2014 at 7:48 am Comments are Disabled

THE green and gold hordes invaded Limerick on Saturday for the semi-final against Mayo. From very early on there was a good smattering of Kerry colours in the city centre while down on the quays in The Sin Bin hundreds of Kingdom fans enjoyed a drink before heading across the bridge […]

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Photos: Images From Kerry’s Epic Encounter With Mayo

Photos: Images From Kerry’s Epic Encounter With Mayo

August 31, 2014 at 4:01 pm Comments are Disabled

NOW that we’ve got out breath back after yesterday’s heartstopping Kerry V Mayo match, here’s some photos you might enjoy from the epic All-Ireland Semi-final in Limerick. And if you’re the young fella who took this great selfie with Man Of The Match, James O’Donoghue; great opportunism kid! • We’ll have more […]

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