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The cross at the summit of Carrauntoohil. Photo by Tim Galvin.

Tralee Men Enjoy Ice Climbing On Carrantuohill

February 10, 2015 at 4:34 pm Comments are Disabled

  CLIMBERS are flocking to Carrauntoohil from all four corners of country to take advantage of the ice climbing conditions on Ireland’s highest peak. Tralee climbers, Tim Galvin and Mike Crowley climbed Carrauntoohil last week and took these fantastic shots. Tim Galvin, of Gally’s Bar and Restaurant, has been going up on the […]

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Sinn Féin TD Calls For Dáil Debate IT Tralee And CIT Merger Issue

Sinn Féin TD Calls For Dáil Debate IT Tralee And CIT Merger Issue

February 10, 2015 at 12:50 pm Comments are Disabled

  NORTH Cork Central Sinn Féin TD, Jonathan O’ Brien, has called on the Minister for Education Jan O’ Sullivan to meet with stakeholders in an effort to address their concerns about the proposed IT Tralee and CIT merger. The merger is set to cost in the region of  €6.7 million […]

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90 year old, Kenmare mart employee, Eugie O'Sullivan with his black stick.

VIDEO: Straight-Talking Eugene Celebrates 90th Birthday In Mart

February 10, 2015 at 11:44 am Comments are Disabled

  A STRAIGHT-TALKING 90 year old mart employee, Eugene (Eugie) O’Sullivan, is a legend in Kenmare. A surprise 90th birthday party was thrown for the local character in Kenmare Mart where the Irish Examiner recorded fantastic a video (below) of Eugie speaking about his  life. Not a man to be messed […]

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Sheila and Thomas McQuinn with Sinead and Gregory Herve at the Lee Strand Social at Ballygarry House Hotel on Saturday night. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Hundreds Enjoy A Great Night At The Lee Strand Social

February 10, 2015 at 11:33 am Comments are Disabled

OVER 350 people attended the Lee Strand Annual Social on Saturday night at the Ballygarry House Hotel. The annual gathering attended by farmers, shareholders, staff and customers of Lee Strand was a wonderful social evening of fine dining, great music and dancing. On arrival guests were welcomed with a jazz and champagne […]

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Gala Ball Fundraiser Will Remember Popular Spa Man Tommy Brosnan

Gala Ball Fundraiser Will Remember Popular Spa Man Tommy Brosnan

February 10, 2015 at 11:25 am Comments are Disabled

A HUGELY popular Spa man will be remembered this April at a special event to raise funds for the Irish Motor Neurone Disease Association (IMNDA). The Primrose Black Tie Gala Ball in aid of IMNDA and in memory of Tommy Brosnan, was launched on Saturday at a photo call in Ballygarry House Hotel. The Gala […]

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Tara O'Halloran

Kerry ETB Training Centre Hosts National Skills Competition

February 10, 2015 at 11:21 am Comments are Disabled

The ‘Beauty Therapy’ department of Kerry’s ETB training centre will play host to the ‘National Skills Competition for Beauty Therapy’ tomorrow. And two of the participants selected to compete in the competition are from Kerry – Shauna O’Shea, from Tralee and Bernadette Casey from Castlecove. The annual Ireland Skills Competition is […]

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Nineteen People Diagnosed With Cancer In Kerry Every Week As Society Launches Daffodil Day

Nineteen People Diagnosed With Cancer In Kerry Every Week As Society Launches Daffodil Day

February 10, 2015 at 10:28 am Comments are Disabled

NINETEEN people in Kerry diagnosed with cancer every week, according to the Irish Cancer Society, as they launched this year’s Daffodil Day. Daffodil Day, supported by Dell, will take place in Kerry on Friday March 27. This year marks the 28th Daffodil Day, Ireland’s longest running and biggest fundraising day. The […]

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Mary O'Donnell

Mary O’Donnell: New Store’s Gift Ideas For Valentine’s Day

February 10, 2015 at 10:16 am Comments are Disabled

SO I started on the RTE ‘Today’ show yesterday! My first slot was all about Lloyds Pharmacy which is opening in Tralee on Thursday (at former Ryle And De Lacy in Ashe Street) and there is loads of opening offers there in the beauty world. I will be in store on […]

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We Find The Two Tralee Ladies Who Saved Murt €500

We Find The Two Tralee Ladies Who Saved Murt €500

February 9, 2015 at 5:32 pm 3 comments

WE posted a story this afternoon about a Ballyduff man who wanted to thank two Tralee ladies for doing a good deed in town last week. Murt O’Sullivan left €500 cash hanging out of an AIB ATM machine last Wednesday (see earlier story here) which the ladies returned to him. But he didn’t […]

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Pupils of Tralee Educate Together enjoying a fun day in the woods.

Fun Day Of Outdoor Learning For Pupils Of Tralee Educate Together

February 9, 2015 at 4:09 pm Comments are Disabled

  THE children of Tralee Educate Together National School enjoyed a day of outdoor learning activities in the woods next to the school last week. The lecturer and students of the BA in Outdoor Education, IT Tralee worked with the teachers from Tralee Educate Together to provide this great opportunity […]

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Former ‘Rose Of Tralee’ Contestant Hopes To Sing For Ireland In Eurovision

Former ‘Rose Of Tralee’ Contestant Hopes To Sing For Ireland In Eurovision

February 9, 2015 at 3:00 pm Comments are Disabled

  A FORMER ‘Rose of Tralee’ contestant is entering ‘Eurosong 2015’ with the hopes of representing Ireland in this year’s ‘Eurovision.’ Kat Mahon represented Longford at the 2014 Rose Of Tralee and is hoping to impress when she competes against four other acts in a bid to represent Ireland at the […]

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Man Looks To Reward Tralee Ladies For Good Deed At Bank

Man Looks To Reward Tralee Ladies For Good Deed At Bank

February 9, 2015 at 2:39 pm 1 comment

A BALLYDUFF man is looking to thank two young Tralee ladies for ensuring he wasn’t €500 out of pocket last week. Murt O’Sullivan was on Deirdre Walsh’s ‘Talkabout’ programme on Radio Kerry earlier today, where he told listeners about what happened to him at the AIB  ATM machine on Castle […]

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Den Braves The Elements And Shaves Head For Charity

Den Braves The Elements And Shaves Head For Charity

February 9, 2015 at 12:48 pm Comments are Disabled

  WHILE most people right now are looking for extra layers to put onto our heads, there’s one man in town who’s gone and done the opposite! Denis ‘Den’ McCarthy, originally from Tipperary, but now living in Ballyrickard,  bravely took the decision to have his head fully shaved for ‘Today […]

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At Business Expo 2015 in the Fels Point Hotel were, from left: Christine Klein, Heidi and Gracie Grimwood. Photo by Gavin O'Connor.

PHOTOS: Hundreds Visit Business Expo 2015 At Fels Point Hotel

February 9, 2015 at 12:32 pm Comments are Disabled

THE Fels Point Hotel played host to 120 Kerry-based businesses on Sunday for the Business Expo 2015. Organised by Kerry Businesswomen’s Network, exhibitors showcased a wide variety of services and goods ranging from the food and tourism sectors to health and fitness, coaching, consultation, fashion and retail, dance and leisure, IT, […]

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A Fashion Show Not To Be Missed In Ballygarry

A Fashion Show Not To Be Missed In Ballygarry

February 9, 2015 at 11:53 am Comments are Disabled

THE Kerry Fashion Week, Kerry Boutique and Kerry Designer Show will be held in the magnificent surroundings of the Pavilion at Ballygarry House Hotel on Tuesday, March 3 and promises to be something special. The show, produced as part of the 7th annual Kerry Fashion Week, will exclusively feature new collections from […]

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Eoghain Sheehy, Jamie Lowham, David Culloty, Kieran O'Donovan and Neil Cannon at the Na Gaeil GAA Celebration Night at The Meadowlands Hotel on Saturday. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Na Gaeil GAA Club Celebrates In The Meadowlands

February 9, 2015 at 11:08 am 1 comment

OVER 150 members of Na Gaeil GAA gathered to celebrate a great year for the Oakpark club at the Meadowlands Hotel on Saturday night. This year the annual social was billed as a celebration night, as they have a lot to celebrate according to Club PRO, Theresa Kelliher. “We have […]

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Jane Lynch, Paula Foley and Melissa Costello at the 'Dress Haven' fundraiser in aid of Recovery Haven in the Fels Point Hotel on Saturday night. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Fantastic Night Of Fashion For A Great Cause At Fels Point

February 8, 2015 at 12:38 pm Comments are Disabled

OVER 200 fashion lovers showed up at the Fels Point Hotel last night for a great charity event. The ‘Dress Haven’ fundraiser, the brainchild of Mary Brick, was in aid of the Recovery Haven. People attending could browse through the donated items on racks, while models also displayed the clothes […]

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PHOTOS: #Tralee On Social Media This Week

PHOTOS: #Tralee On Social Media This Week

February 8, 2015 at 11:36 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… Early morning frost was a familiar site this week, Richard Dwyer, was up with the lark to get this shot on Wednesday morning Amanda Heraty, […]

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Roger Harty: Spirit v Energy

Roger Harty: Spirit v Energy

February 8, 2015 at 11:24 am Comments are Disabled

  IF I pose to you a simple question – what is the difference between Slán leat, Goodbye, Au revoir and Auf wiedersehen? What would your answer be? Perhaps ‘Roger, don’t be ridiculous and don’t be wasting my time as you know well they’re all saying the same thing’. Exactly, […]

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Tanaiste, Joan Burton meets staff at Intero. Photo by Gavin O'Connor.

Tánaiste Officially Opens Intreo Centre

February 8, 2015 at 11:19 am Comments are Disabled

TANAISTE and Minister for Social Protection Joan Burton officially opened the Intreo Centre on Godfrey Place on Friday morning. At the opening, the Tanaiste was accompanied by Arthur Spring TD and while there she met Mayor of Kerry John Brassil, Mayor of Tralee Jim Finucane, along with Intreo staff. Following the amalgamation of employment […]

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At The Omniplex: ‘The Interview’ Doesn’t Go Well

At The Omniplex: ‘The Interview’ Doesn’t Go Well

February 8, 2015 at 11:17 am Comments are Disabled

‘The Interview’ By John Lyons Seth Rogen’s newest comedy venture made worldwide headlines last December when North Korea officially condemned the film, declaring it to be an “act of war”. In the weeks to follow, an unknown source hacked Sony Pictures. There were implications of a terrorist attack, the film was […]

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O’Halloran’s Rugby: Italian Job Done, But Ireland Face Much Tougher Test Against France

O’Halloran’s Rugby: Italian Job Done, But Ireland Face Much Tougher Test Against France

February 8, 2015 at 11:17 am Comments are Disabled

Our rugby writer, Mike O’Halloran, says Ireland can expect France to bring their A game for the next match… EVEN the loss of Sean O Brien just before kick off wasn’t enough to prevent the expected opening win for Ireland over Italy in the Six Nations. O’Brien twinged his hamstring […]

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Stephen Stack Rallies The Troops Ahead Of Big Match

Stephen Stack Rallies The Troops Ahead Of Big Match

February 7, 2015 at 11:06 am Comments are Disabled

AUSTIN Stacks senior team boss, Stephen Stack, has issued a rallying cry for all Rockie supporters ahead of the All-Ireland Club semi-final next Sunday. In an open letter published on the Austin Stacks website last night, the Rockies manager asks the black and amber fans to make a special effort […]

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Brenda’s Marathon Effort To Help Those Who Cared For Her Husband

Brenda’s Marathon Effort To Help Those Who Cared For Her Husband

February 7, 2015 at 10:31 am Comments are Disabled

A TRALEE woman is set to run 12 marathons in eight months to raise funds for those who helped her husband through his cancer ordeal. Last summer, Brenda Doody got the devastating news that her husband, Pat, was diagnosed with oesophageal cancer. To give back to the people who helped him, she […]

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A New Era For Darts In Tralee As Town League Returns After 12 Years

A New Era For Darts In Tralee As Town League Returns After 12 Years

February 7, 2015 at 10:27 am 1 comment

A NEW era of darts could be on the horizon in Tralee with resumption of the Tralee District Town League after a 12 year absence. The competition will begin on Febuary 20 at the Huddle Bar and has already gained a lot of interest. “The interest is back again, all the […]

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Aqua Dome To Welcome Its 4,000,000th Visitor This Month

Aqua Dome To Welcome Its 4,000,000th Visitor This Month

February 7, 2015 at 10:27 am Comments are Disabled

CONFETTI shoots will explode and ticker-tape will shine when the Aqua Dome Tralee welcomes its four millionth (4,000,000) visitor next weekend, sometime between February 19 and 22. But who will be the lucky 4,000,000th visitor? “Based on the average number of people who visit the Aqua Dome each week, our calculations suggest that […]

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David Moran strides forward during the Allianz League game between Kerry and Mayo at Killarney on Sunday. Photo by Dermot Crean

Match Preview: Blues To Lead Kerry In Derry For Crucial League Match

February 7, 2015 at 10:26 am Comments are Disabled

  Gavin O’Connor says Kerry will be sharper this time out and should get the two points… Derry v Kerry, Allianz National League, Celtic Park, Derry, Sunday 2pm IT may just be the second game into the league, but already you can feel a little bit of pressure for Kerry […]

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At the Mercy Mounthawk Parents Council Table Quiz, were from left: John Ferguson, Kitty O'Connell, Maureen Harris, Anne Ferguson. Photo by Gavin O'Connor.

PHOTOS: Great Turnout For Mercy Mounthawk Parents Council Table Quiz

February 7, 2015 at 10:25 am Comments are Disabled

THE Mercy Mounthawk Parents Council hosted a table quiz on Thursday night in the Brogue Inn as a fundraiser for many initiatives. The main fundraiser at the moment is the building extension which broke ground in December and approximately €250,000 needs to be raised for the work. “Considering how tough […]

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Kerry To Faro Service Reduced To Summer Months

Kerry To Faro Service Reduced To Summer Months

February 6, 2015 at 4:37 pm Comments are Disabled

  THERE was bad news for spring and autumn sun worshippers as Ryanair have announced a reduction in their service from Kerry to Faro in Portugal. Normally operating from April to October, the twice weekly service has now been reduced to just the three peak summer months of June to August. […]

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The scene outside the Brogue Inn before Joan Burton's arrival. Photo by Gavin O'Connor.

‘Pink Ladies’ Get Their Anti-Water Charges Message Across To Tánaiste

February 6, 2015 at 3:34 pm Comments are Disabled

A LARGE group of women dressed in pink protested the arrival of Tánaiste, Joan Burton, at a Labour party meeting in The Brogue Inn as part of the Right2Water movement. The ‘Pink Ladies’ were protesting about the water charges in peaceful and silent manner where there was a Garda presence. “The idea is […]

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