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The Mercy Mounthawk U19 A basketball team who were crowned south west champions on Monday when they beat Tralee CBS.

Mounthawk Make It Two In Three Years As They Capture South West Title

January 16, 2015 at 10:44 am Comments are Disabled

ON Monday, Mercy Mounthawk u19 A Basketball team captured their second  south-west under 19 A boys title in three years. They edged out local rivals CBS tralee on a score of 54 to 48. The game was played at a very high pace and standard and was close all the way […]

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PHOTOS: #Tralee On Social Media This Week

PHOTOS: #Tralee On Social Media This Week

January 16, 2015 at 9:49 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… This was the scene Wednesday as ‘Storm Rachel’ began to hit Fenit peir. Peter O’Donnell, got the waves crashing against Fenit lighthouse when the gusts and […]

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The Omniplex cinema on Dan Spring Road.

Cinema Group Confirms Upgrade Is On The Way To Tralee…Just No Date Yet

January 15, 2015 at 4:27 pm Comments are Disabled

THE Omniplex Cinemas group are set top upgrade their cinema in Tralee soon. The upgrade will bring the ‘OmniplexMaxx’ experience where cinema goers in town can expect an improvement in the sound and visuals for their night (or day) at the movies. No fixed date has been set yet, but we can […]

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KCC Thanks Public For Their Co-Operation During ‘Red’ Alert

KCC Thanks Public For Their Co-Operation During ‘Red’ Alert

January 15, 2015 at 12:18 pm Comments are Disabled

  KERRY County Council has thanked the public for their co-operation over the past day during the Red weather warning which was issued yesterday afternoon by Met Eireann. The status was downgraded to ‘Orange’ earlier this morning. “Kerry County Council, An Garda Siochana and the HSE would like to thank […]

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Musical Theme To Society’s 5k Run This Sunday

Musical Theme To Society’s 5k Run This Sunday

January 15, 2015 at 12:00 pm Comments are Disabled

  THERE’S sure to be nuns on the run as well as many other fancily dressed characters this Sunday at the Tralee Musical Society 5k Run from Tralee Wetlands. The run is the first in the ‘Run The Kingdom’ calendar of events and will launch the Society’s production of ‘Sister […]

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Met Eireann.

Storm Update: Kerry No Longer In The ‘Red’

January 15, 2015 at 10:46 am Comments are Disabled

THERE’S good news as Kerry is no longer in the ‘Red’ weather warning status. It is now downgraded by Met Eireann to the ‘Orange’ status category along with Dublin, Louth, Wexford, Wicklow, Meath, Cavan, Monaghan, Roscommon, Clare, Cork, Limerick and Waterford. This category of Orange level weather warnings is for weather conditions […]

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Kerry Wedding Show At The INEC

Kerry Wedding Show At The INEC

January 15, 2015 at 10:02 am Comments are Disabled

THE seventh annual Kerry Wedding Show, run by Radio Kerry Events, takes place at the INEC, Killarney on Sunday, January 25. Opening at 12 noon the show will feature over 60 wedding suppliers, a Bridal Fashion Showcase by Upfront Model Management and a Wedding Make Up Masterclass with TraleeToday.ie’s Mary […]

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O’Halloran’s Rugby: Can Munster Beat Saracens To Keep Cup Hopes Alive?

O’Halloran’s Rugby: Can Munster Beat Saracens To Keep Cup Hopes Alive?

January 15, 2015 at 10:01 am Comments are Disabled

Our rugby writer, Mike O’Halloran, says that despite Munster’s recent woes, all is not lost for Saturday’s Champions Cup game at Saracens… NEXT Saturday at 1pm, Munster Rugby will line out in the “plastic pitch” that is the home of Saracens RFC in London. By 3pm the Munster train to the […]

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AUDIO: RTE Radio 1 Airs Documentary On Late Tralee Guitarist

AUDIO: RTE Radio 1 Airs Documentary On Late Tralee Guitarist

January 15, 2015 at 10:01 am Comments are Disabled

  RTE Radio 1 aired a documentary on Sunday night about a Tralee man who was one of the Ireland’s greatest guitarists. Produced by Liam O’Brien ‘With these Hands’ is a story of love, music, life and brotherhood, telling the story of Eric Roche whose life was cut short by cancer […]

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Storm Update: Tralee Escapes Worst Of Storm Rachel

Storm Update: Tralee Escapes Worst Of Storm Rachel

January 15, 2015 at 8:44 am Comments are Disabled

SO how was it for you? Hopefully the earth didn’t move. It appears Tralee escaped the worst of Storm Rachel over the night as winds weren’t as bad as feared although there was some heavy showers and thunder and lightning. However, Kerry County Council say we’re not out of the woods […]

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Storm Update: School Closures, Tree Cleared And Flooding Reports

Storm Update: School Closures, Tree Cleared And Flooding Reports

January 14, 2015 at 10:30 pm Comments are Disabled

STORM Rachel is due to be at its worst between midnight and 8am this morning, according to the Met Office, but for now, here’s the latest news from around Tralee. AA Roadwatch are reporting that there are no further reports of a fallen tree blocking the Tralee/ Fenit Rd (R558) at […]

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Met Eireann.

Gardaí, HSE And Council Advise Schools To Close Tomorrow

January 14, 2015 at 5:17 pm Comments are Disabled

  THE Kerry County Council, Gardai and the HSE have advised parents not to take their children to school tomorrow and to keep them at home due to Storm Rachel. It has already been announced that Colaiste Gleann Li in Clash will close tomorrow. Following a conference call between Kerry […]

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‘Don’t Go Outside During Storm’ Advises Kerry County Council

‘Don’t Go Outside During Storm’ Advises Kerry County Council

January 14, 2015 at 3:40 pm Comments are Disabled

KERRY County Council is advising people not to venture outdoors after Met Eireann increased their weather warning from Orange to RED for Kerry and other parts of the country with gusts of up to 150km/h predicted from 9pm tonight until 12 noon tomorrow. “This level of wind has the potential to cause damage […]

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Met Eireann Issues Status ‘Red’ Wind Warning For Parts Of Kerry

Met Eireann Issues Status ‘Red’ Wind Warning For Parts Of Kerry

January 14, 2015 at 2:54 pm Comments are Disabled

MET Eireann has elevated its wind warning to ‘Red’ status for exposed coastal and mountain areas of Donegal, Sligo, Mayo, Galway, Clare, Limerick and Kerry as Storm Rachel batters the west coast. They say wind gusts 130 to 150km/h are possible with high onshore seas. The warning was issued at 2pm […]

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Bazaar Raises Over €41,000 For St John’s Parish

Bazaar Raises Over €41,000 For St John’s Parish

January 14, 2015 at 1:54 pm Comments are Disabled

  AN incredible €41,617 was raised during November’s St John’s Parish Bazaar. It almost matches the same amount that was raised by the event in 2014. The cheque was presented to the parish at the weekend. The event, which celebrated its 63rd anniversary in 2014, took place over the weekend of […]

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At the cheque handover of €1,500 from Ch Chemist to Recovery Haven were, from left: Sandra Rusk, Claire Harty, Helen Parker, Maureen O'Brien, Eileen Kennedy and Kevin Riordan. Photo by Gavin O'Connor.

CH Chemists’ Charity Fashion Event Raises €1,500 For Recovery Haven

January 14, 2015 at 12:54 pm Comments are Disabled

LAST November CH Chemists held what was billed as an ‘Evening Of Style And Beauty’ all in aid of Recovery Haven cancer respite centre. The efforts of the well known retailer in The Mall raised €1,500 for Recovery Haven. This was the fourth occasion the night was held in CH Chemists. “The […]

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Charlie Kerins.

Kerry County Council To Ask Minister To Review Charlie Kerins Conviction

January 14, 2015 at 11:59 am Comments are Disabled

KERRY County Council are to write to the Minister for Justice, to ask that Charlie Kerins’ conviction for the murder of a Detective Sergeant 70 years ago, be reviewed. Sinn Fein Cllr Pa Daly made the proposal at last week’s meeting of the Tralee Municipal District of Kerry County Council. There […]

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Zoe’s World: I Hate Facebook…But The Positivity Trends Are Good

Zoe’s World: I Hate Facebook…But The Positivity Trends Are Good

January 14, 2015 at 11:51 am Comments are Disabled

I AM never on Facebook. The only time I log on is for some shameless self promotion every once in a while. My hatred for Facebook is mostly because I am sick of the constant trends that are circling. My feed is always full of either one trend or the […]

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Sean Taaffe: When You Don’t Want Products Pushed On You

Sean Taaffe: When You Don’t Want Products Pushed On You

January 14, 2015 at 11:49 am Comments are Disabled

 See above ad for special promotion Our hair expert columnist, Sean Taaffe of the Sean Taaffe Hair Group answers some common questions on hair care… Question: Every time I go to the salon I’m sick of being told what products I need. I feel like they are being pushed on […]

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Tralee CBS And Colaiste na Sceilge Enjoyed The Snow Yesterday

Tralee CBS And Colaiste na Sceilge Enjoyed The Snow Yesterday

January 14, 2015 at 11:45 am Comments are Disabled

A FOOTBALL match between Tralee CBS and Colaiste na Sceilige had to be called off yesterday because of the snow. In a true act of good sportsmanship both sides made the most of the difficult conditions and somebody snapped the teams after the game was abandoned. They looked relieved. It’s amazing what a bit […]

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‘Red’ Weather Warning Possible As Storm Is Set To Hit West Coast

‘Red’ Weather Warning Possible As Storm Is Set To Hit West Coast

January 14, 2015 at 10:07 am Comments are Disabled

  WHILE the heavy snowfall expected around town thankfully failed to materialise, we’re certainly not out of the woods, weather wise. A storm is set to hit the west coast of Ireland later today. It will bring with it, strong winds, high seas and heavy rain. A spokesperson for Met Eireann quoted […]

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The roar of the Rockies goes up as another point goes over. Photo by Dermot Crean

Stacks To Bus Fans To Big Match In Portlaoise For €10 Return

January 13, 2015 at 6:23 pm Comments are Disabled

THE Rockies will be on the move in their droves again next month, as the club have announced details of transport for fans to the All-Ireland Club semi-final. For just €10 return, the black and amber brigade can travel from base in Connolly Park to Portlaoise on Sunday, February 15 (times to be confirmed […]

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‘Terrace Talk’ Programme Wins McNamee Award

‘Terrace Talk’ Programme Wins McNamee Award

January 13, 2015 at 3:17 pm Comments are Disabled

HAVING reported last week on the announcement that Austin Stacks won a McNamee Award, it’s emerged it isn’t the only Kerry winner this year. Radio Kerry’s ‘Terrace Talk’ won the Best GAA Related Radio Programme. The particular edition of the programme that won the award was presented by Deirdre Walsh – filling […]

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After Kerry It’s Current Sigerson Champs UCC For ITT This Friday In McGrath Cup

After Kerry It’s Current Sigerson Champs UCC For ITT This Friday In McGrath Cup

January 13, 2015 at 1:01 pm Comments are Disabled

  IT TRALEE will host UCC for the McGrath Cup Semi-final this Friday at the ITT at 7.30pm. Both colleges recorded emphatic wins against inter-county sides in the opening round of the McGrath Cup. Tralee defeated Kerry by 4-12 to 0-16 while UCC eased past Limerick by 4-16 to 3-9. […]

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Snow Predicted In Tralee As Gardaí Urge Caution On Roads

Snow Predicted In Tralee As Gardaí Urge Caution On Roads

January 13, 2015 at 11:29 am Comments are Disabled

MET EIREANN are predicting snowfall for the Kerry area and have put the county on a status ‘Orange’ weather warning for snow and icy conditions. With today set to be bitterly cold, the wintry conditions are set to be most acute in western parts of Munster, Connacht and Ulster where there […]

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Gardaí Investigate Van Theft At Caherina

Gardaí Investigate Van Theft At Caherina

January 13, 2015 at 11:06 am Comments are Disabled

  GARDAÍ are looking for the public’s help in relation to the theft of a white van at the Caherina area of Strand Road last Thursday. The theft is believed to have taken place at Caherina between 3.30am and 5.40am on January 8. The van door was unlocked and the keys were in […]

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Coronation Street actors,  Mikey North and Ian Puleston-Davies.

Video: Coronation Street Stars Set To Come To Tralee

January 13, 2015 at 9:53 am Comments are Disabled

THE Coronation Street actors who play the characters, Owen Armstrong and Gary Windass, will be appearing in the Fels Point Hotel on Saturday, February 28. Tralee will be the first date for the actors, who will travel the nation as part of their ‘Gary and Owen Men at Work Tour’. […]

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Orlagh Winters: The Style Winners And Losers At Golden Globes

Orlagh Winters: The Style Winners And Losers At Golden Globes

January 13, 2015 at 9:44 am Comments are Disabled

AWARDS season in the USA is always something that we look at with bated breath and it’s funny but the best and worst dressed gongs have grown to be as important – and in some cases more important – than the actual awards. Why? Well, we all love to see […]

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Khloe Kardashian Wears Kerry Man’s Creation To Golden Globes Party

Khloe Kardashian Wears Kerry Man’s Creation To Golden Globes Party

January 12, 2015 at 10:42 pm Comments are Disabled

THERE was a Kerry connection at the Golden Globes last night when famed socialite and reality TV star, Khloe Kardashian, showed up to an after party in a gown created by Ballyheigue man Don O’Neill. The New York-based designer is enjoying huge success at the moment with his THEIA collection, appearing […]

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Michael Recalls Being There When James Scored THAT Goal

Michael Recalls Being There When James Scored THAT Goal

January 12, 2015 at 10:15 pm Comments are Disabled

WHILE there was disappointment all around Ireland that Stephanie Roche didn’t win the FIFA Goal Of The Year earlier this evening, one Tralee man consoled himself by recalling being there when the winning goal was scored. Michael Griffin tweeted a photo of himself at the game, behind the goals, when Colombia’s […]

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