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VIDEO: Castleisland Woman Finds Her Doppelganger After Social Experiment

VIDEO: Castleisland Woman Finds Her Doppelganger After Social Experiment

April 15, 2015 at 1:34 pm Comments are Disabled

A CASTLEISLAND woman who is taking part in an experiment to find a person who resembles them may have found her doppelgänger. Twenty-year-old Niamh Geaney and her two friends, Terence Manzanga and Harry English from Dublin City University are taking part in an experiment called Twin Stranger where they made a bet to […]

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Bus Éireann Revises Routes To And From Tralee

Bus Éireann Revises Routes To And From Tralee

April 15, 2015 at 11:19 am 2 comments

BUS EIREANN will introduce revisions to services in Kerry from Sunday, April 26. The company says the revisions have been designed to improve travel opportunities by bus in the county to better meet the changing travel needs of both residents of Kerry and its many visitors. “These revisions will make our […]

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Tidy Tralee Together, local Councillors and bodies, launching the weekly tidy initiative around town. Photo by Gavin O'Connor.

Tidy Tralee Group Going For Gold Again This Year

April 15, 2015 at 11:14 am Comments are Disabled

AFTER an amazing year of successes, Tidy Tralee Together, are asking the community to unite once more to maintain the high standards achieved and go for gold again this year. In 2015, Tralee was the proud winner of a gold medal in both the Tidy Towns and the prestigious European wide […]

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The Roast House Wins At Irish Restaurant Awards

The Roast House Wins At Irish Restaurant Awards

April 15, 2015 at 11:04 am Comments are Disabled

A LOCAL restaurant received another award to add to their already burgeoning collection of accolades. The Roast House on Denny Street was named the winner in the ‘Best Casual Dining’ category for Kerry at the ‘Irish Restaurant Awards’ Munster ceremony which was held in The Strand Hotel in Limerick last night. Ronan Hurley and Linda Carmody from The Roast House […]

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Zoe’s World: Don’t Let Some People Bring You Down

Zoe’s World: Don’t Let Some People Bring You Down

April 15, 2015 at 10:13 am Comments are Disabled

  IN recent times, I have become a lot more aware of small-minded people that we all sometimes feel surrounded by. These are the people that can’t see beyond their own lives, their own family problems and their own TV schedules to actually see what is going on in the […]

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Get Into Healthy Living At Charity Fundraiser

Get Into Healthy Living At Charity Fundraiser

April 15, 2015 at 10:00 am Comments are Disabled

A FUNDRAISER is being organised for this Saturday where people can learn all about a healthy lifestyle with all the proceeds going to a local charity . Kerry Pilates and its founder Izabela Wozniak have taken it upon themselves to organise a charity fundraiser  for the Kerry Hospice Foundation which will take place in Kerins […]

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Dry And Sunny Weather Forecast For Remainder Of Week…Well, Except For Tomorrow

April 14, 2015 at 3:42 pm Comments are Disabled

  MET EIREANN have said that the beautiful sunny weather that was with us today will be here for the remainder of the week…with just one exception, tomorrow. Despite a blip on Wednesday where rain clouds are expected to gather, after that it will temperatures in the high teens and blue skies […]

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Comedy Night For Great Cause In The Abbey This Thursday

Comedy Night For Great Cause In The Abbey This Thursday

April 14, 2015 at 2:51 pm Comments are Disabled

  THE guys from the forthcoming Kerry comedy club night are honing their stand-up skills for this Thursday’s inaugural event in the Abbey Inn. The brainchild of Seamus Kelly (aka Frank Hicks), all the proceeds from the The KY Comedy Alternative night will be donated to the Tralee Soup Kitchen. The event, which […]

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Orlagh Winters: Why Can’t Some People Be More Positive About Tralee?

Orlagh Winters: Why Can’t Some People Be More Positive About Tralee?

April 14, 2015 at 12:30 pm 5 comments

OK, so I get that we don’t need to go around like some crazy happy lunatics, grinning like Cheshire cats, in order to show some positivity. But this may be necessary in order to keep the Negative Nualas at bay. What has happened to positivity? I write with reference to the […]

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Shoppers To Tell Retailers What They Want In Town At Special Meeting

Shoppers To Tell Retailers What They Want In Town At Special Meeting

April 14, 2015 at 12:09 pm Comments are Disabled

A MAJOR initiative has been launched to encourage shoppers to tell retailers why they do or don’t shop in Tralee and to find out what the retailers need to do to bring more shoppers to town. Members of the public are invited to a meeting for consumers and shoppers at the […]

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Huge Rise In Number Of People Seeking Treatment For Drug Addiction In Kerry

Huge Rise In Number Of People Seeking Treatment For Drug Addiction In Kerry

April 14, 2015 at 12:01 pm Comments are Disabled

  THERE has been 93% increase in the amount of people seeking treatment for drug addiction in county Kerry. An Irish Examiner report yesterday revealed that the increase between 2009 and 2013 went from 122 to 236, for people who sought help for drug addiction in the county. Cannabis users (127) accounted for the […]

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Stevie O'Mahony of John Mitchels struggles with a Spa Killarney player. Photo by Dermot Crean.

PHOTOS: County League Round-Up – Stacks Off The Mark And Mitchels Win Again

April 14, 2015 at 11:04 am Comments are Disabled

ROUND three of the county league took place over the weekend, with the big winners being John Mitchels – who continued their unbeaten record – and Austin Stacks. Here’s a round up of results from Tralee area teams with action shots at the end of the reports…  Division 1 Killarney […]

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Music Festival To Honour Tony Fenton By Naming Stage In His Memory

Music Festival To Honour Tony Fenton By Naming Stage In His Memory

April 14, 2015 at 10:30 am Comments are Disabled

KILLARNEY Festival of Music and Food have announced they will honour the late Tony Fenton by naming a stage in memory of the late broadcaster who passed away last month. The Tony Fenton Stage, which will be hosted in a big top marquee, will feature acts and music that Tony loved including The […]

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Gardaí Appeal For Information On Forest Fires

Gardaí Appeal For Information On Forest Fires

April 14, 2015 at 8:41 am Comments are Disabled

AN Garda Síochána in the Kerry Division are currently investigating the cause of a number of land and forest fires which took place in the Killarney National Park and surrounding areas on Wednesday, April 8. The fires which lasted for a considerable length of time before being brought under control by […]

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Remembering Tralee’s Link To Titanic On Week Of The Anniversary Of Disaster

Remembering Tralee’s Link To Titanic On Week Of The Anniversary Of Disaster

April 13, 2015 at 3:36 pm Comments are Disabled

IN the week marking the 103rd anniversary of the Titanic tragedy, it’s worth recalling a significant Tralee connection to the ill-fated ship. In an article from The Kerryman from a few years ago, Simon Brouder wrote that the ship’s captain on that maiden voyage was a Dr William O’Loughlin from Tralee. Dr […]

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Kerry Singer/Songwriter Amano Reaches For The ‘Skies’

Kerry Singer/Songwriter Amano Reaches For The ‘Skies’

April 13, 2015 at 2:19 pm Comments are Disabled

KERRY singer-songwriter Amano is to release her debut single “Skies” on April 24. The Killarney resident, was recently named as one of Hot Press Magazine’s “Ones to Watch” for 2015. The 19 year old  had recently also been selected by Guinness Amplify’s expert panel as one of 22 out of […]

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Bowel Cancer Information Event At Fels Point Hotel Next Week

Bowel Cancer Information Event At Fels Point Hotel Next Week

April 13, 2015 at 11:45 am Comments are Disabled

KERRY General Hospital will hold a Bowel Cancer Information Event for the general public  on Monday, April 20 as  part of Bowel Cancer Awareness Month. Did you know that bowel cancer is the second most commonly diagnosed cancer in both men and women in Ireland? Most people do not realise just […]

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Planning Applications Up In Kerry But Residential Construction Growth Remains Sluggish

Planning Applications Up In Kerry But Residential Construction Growth Remains Sluggish

April 13, 2015 at 11:25 am Comments are Disabled

  THE beginning of 2015 has seen growth in the residential construction sector in Kerry remain sluggish, according to the latest edition of the National Housing Construction Index for January and February 2015. In Kerry, planning applications have risen by 9% when compared to the same period in 2014, while commencements have […]

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Tralee Named As A Thriving ‘Boomtown’ In New Article

Tralee Named As A Thriving ‘Boomtown’ In New Article

April 13, 2015 at 11:03 am Comments are Disabled

TRALEE has been named as an emerging ‘boomtown’ in an article published yesterday on the  ‘Irish Independent’ website. The town is described as thriving and one that has battled back from its low-points suffered during the recession, in a feature on booming towns in Ireland which also includes features on Clifden, Carlingford […]

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Mary O'Donnell

Mary O’Donnell: Tea Tree Oil Is A Great Product From Down Under

April 13, 2015 at 10:47 am Comments are Disabled

  FOR years I have been using Australian body care. It started with their tea tree oil. Tea tree oil is a natural essential oil steam extracted from the Melaleuca alternifolia tree grown in Australia. It is well known for its natural antibacterial, antiseptic, anti-fungal and anti-viral properties. Australian Bodycare only […]

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Joan’s €15,000 Saturday Night Takeaway

Joan’s €15,000 Saturday Night Takeaway

April 13, 2015 at 10:39 am Comments are Disabled

A MOYVANE woman came away €15,000 better off on Saturday after she appeared on the National Lottery’s The Million Euro Challenge game show on RTE. Joan Kiely appeared on the programme, hosted by Nicky Byrne, and took away the tidy sum which will go towards a holiday as Joan would particularly like to […]

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PHOTOS: Kerry Hurlers Hit The Big Time

PHOTOS: Kerry Hurlers Hit The Big Time

April 12, 2015 at 2:13 pm Comments are Disabled

Mike O’Halloran was in Dublin for a momentous day for Kerry hurling yesterday… Kerry 2-16 Antrim 1-18 The Kerry hurlers have now become one of the “big boys” of hurling when they qualified for Division 1B of the National Hurling League in Parnell Park in Dublin on Saturday. For years […]

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Norma Dunne, Cecelia Casey, Linda O'Regan and Deirdre Mahony at the 'Fashion Fusion' Fundraiser in aid of the Duggan Family House Fire Appeal in the Fels Point Hotel on Saturday night. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Great Turnout At Fashion Fundraiser To Help Ballyheigue Family

April 12, 2015 at 10:38 am Comments are Disabled

THE Ballyheigue community and beyond were out in force on Saturday night for a fashion fundraiser. Hundreds turned out in the Fels Point Hotel for the ‘Fashion Fusion’ night, organised by Eileen Whelan, in aid of the Duggan Family House Fire Appeal. The Duggans from Kerry Head were out when a fire engulfed […]

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PHOTOS: #Tralee On Social Media This Week

PHOTOS: #Tralee On Social Media This Week

April 12, 2015 at 10:34 am Comments are Disabled

  Every week we compile the best of photos posted on Twitter and Instagram about and around Tralee. Here’s what you’ve been snapping in and around Tralee during the week… You have to get an ice cream when the sun is out. Sprinkles optional. Ruth Falvey, got this great sunset […]

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At The Omniplex: One Of The Best Hollywood Action Movies In Years

At The Omniplex: One Of The Best Hollywood Action Movies In Years

April 12, 2015 at 10:34 am Comments are Disabled

  ‘John Wick’ By John Lyons ‘JOHN Wick’ is a sequel to an action film that never existed, and that’s what makes it interesting. While most action franchises would characteristically start with an origin story, ‘John Wick’ instead opts for the opposite – a straight-out retirement story. Keanu Reeves stars […]

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Roger Harty: Technology And Its Effect On Our Lives

Roger Harty: Technology And Its Effect On Our Lives

April 12, 2015 at 10:34 am Comments are Disabled

  I WAS walking down Castle Street, Tralee, the other day when I heard out of my left ear “How’s everything going?” I was just about to turn around and reply “just great” when I suddenly realised it was a man on a mobile phone and he wasn’t talking to […]

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Vero Moda and Jack and Jones Tralee employees, Shauna O'Brien, Kirstie O'Dowd, Claire O'Brien and Blake Byrne promoting the charity day at the stores which took place yesterday. Photo courtesy Vero Moda Tralee Facebook page

Two Shops Give All Friday’s Takings To Charity

April 11, 2015 at 10:12 am Comments are Disabled

TWO shops at Abbeycourt had a busy day yesterday but they didn’t earn a cent. Vero Moda and Jack And Jones were taking part in parent company, Bestseller’s, Give-A-Day fundraiser where everything spent in their shops by customers went to charity. Continued below… Fifty per cent of the proceeds went to […]

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Dick Fitzgerald (left) was Kerry footballs first superstar, he played with Killarney Crokes during the period of the 1915 county final.

A 100 Year Old Mass Brawl May Have Sparked Tralee’s Rivalry With Killarney

April 11, 2015 at 10:12 am Comments are Disabled

YOU know that undercurrent of rivalry that Killarney and Tralee has for each other? Well, a fight in a county final between a selection of both town’s best footballers back 100 years ago this weekend, could be the source of some of that animosity that bubbles under the surface. On April 12, […]

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At the handover of the keys to a new Toyota Aurus were, from left: Jerry O'Sullivan (Kellihers Garage), Mary McHale, Martin McHale and Derry Fleming (Tralee Credit Union). Photo by Gavin O'Connor.

Ballyfinnane Man Wins Tralee Credit Union Members Car Draw

April 11, 2015 at 10:11 am Comments are Disabled

THERE were happy faces on Ashe Street on Friday as the Tralee Credit Union handed over keys to the latest winner of their members draw car competition. Martin McHale and his wife Mary, from Ballyfinnane, Firies, were delighted to drive off in their new 1.4 litre, Toyota Auris, courtesy of Kelliher’s Garage […]

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Nominations Wanted For Hugh O’Flaherty Humanitarian Award

Nominations Wanted For Hugh O’Flaherty Humanitarian Award

April 11, 2015 at 10:10 am Comments are Disabled

NOMINATIONS are invited for the 2015 Hugh O’Flaherty International Humanitarian Award. As part of the 8th annual Hugh O’Flaherty Memorial Weekend, which will take place from Friday October 30th to Sunday November 1st in Killarney. Monsignor Hugh O’Flaherty, who was from Killarney, was dubbed the Scarlet Pimpernel of the Vatican for his exploits during World War II.  During the course of the war he was instrumental in […]

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