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John Joe Fitzgerald from Listowel, Co. Kerry has won €40,000 on last Saturdays (10th October 2015) National Lottery Winning Streak game show on RTE.  Pictured here at the presentation of the winning cheques were from left to right: Marty Whelan, Winning Streak game show co-host; Carmel Kehoe, the winning participant who played on behalf of her brother John Joe Fitzgerald; John Joe Fitzgerald, the winning recipient; Harry Cooke, Head of Corporate Affairs at the National Lottery who made the presentation and Sinead Kennedy Winning Streak game show co-host. The winning ticket was bought from Garvey’s Supervalu, Listowel, Co.Kerry. Pic: Mac Innes Photography.

Listowel Man Wins €40,000 On Winning Streak

October 12, 2015 at 2:23 pm Comments are Disabled

A LISTOWEL man had a good Saturday night when he won €40,000 on the Winning Streak TV show.   John Joe Fitzgerald (55) from Greenville, Listowel, chose his sister Carmel Kehoe to represent him on the show. Carmel lives on a farm in North Wexford with her husband, Miley Kehoe. […]

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Man Who Died In Fenit Fire Was Much-Loved Retired Priest

Man Who Died In Fenit Fire Was Much-Loved Retired Priest

October 12, 2015 at 1:08 pm 1 comment

  THERE is a sense of shock in Fenit at the death of Fr. Gearoid Ó Donnchadha in a fire in the early hours of Monday morning. The well-known an much-loved man was a huge figure in the Fenit community, actively promoting many projects in Fenit and beyond, including the statue of […]

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New Community Responders Scheme To Be Set Up In Tralee

New Community Responders Scheme To Be Set Up In Tralee

October 12, 2015 at 12:27 pm 1 comment

TRALEE is to get a new ‘Community Responder Scheme’ (CFR) to assist the Ambulance Service in various life threatening emergencies. The scheme will be made up entirely of volunteers living or working within the coverage area who will be on a roster system. The scheme will be reliant entirely on public support and […]

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PHOTOS: Gardaí And Na Gaeil Ladies Raise Cash For Red Cross

PHOTOS: Gardaí And Na Gaeil Ladies Raise Cash For Red Cross

October 12, 2015 at 11:47 am Comments are Disabled

MEMBERS of the Kerry Garda Síochána and Na Gaeil GAA ladies took part in the tenth  ‘Carmel O’Connor Memorial Shield’ match on Saturday, all for a good cause. The event, dedicated to the memory of their late Listowel-based former colleague, was held for in aid of the Tralee branch of the Irish Red Cross. Gardaí […]

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The Omniplex cinema on Dan Spring Road.

Omniplex To Stream Live Broadcast Of ‘Otello’ From New York

October 12, 2015 at 11:41 am Comments are Disabled

LOCAL fans of the opera will soon be getting their chance to see an adaptation of one of the world’s best known plays when the Metropolitan Opera streams the latest production of  ‘Otello’ straight into the Tralee Omniplex Cinema. On Saturday October 17 at 6pm, Verdi’s ‘Otello’ will be broadcast by […]

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Man Dies In House Fire In Fenit

Man Dies In House Fire In Fenit

October 12, 2015 at 10:23 am Comments are Disabled

  A MAN has died in a house fire in Fenit in the early hours of this morning. At around 2am the fire broke out and the Fire Service and Gardai were dispatched to the scene. Three units of the Tralee fire brigade were at the scene and fought the […]

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PHOTOS: Kerry Minors Visit Their Old School In Kielduff

PHOTOS: Kerry Minors Visit Their Old School In Kielduff

October 12, 2015 at 10:03 am Comments are Disabled

TWO Kerry minors paid a quick visit to their old alma mater this week with a few trophies in hand of course, to the obvious delight of staff and pupils. Footballer Mícheál Reidy and hurler Tomás O’Connor stopped off in their former stomping ground of O’Brennan NS in Kielduff with the […]

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PHOTOS: Blues Fans Show Their Support In Killarney

PHOTOS: Blues Fans Show Their Support In Killarney

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

IT was a tough day for Strand Road fans in Killarney yesterday, but one thing it proved was how once again Tralee clubs bring the big crowds to championship games. Kerins O’Rahillys went down by three points to the Legion, but their fans certainly made a lot of noise. The championship will be […]

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Guide To Surviving Today’s Super Sunday Of Sport In The Pub

Guide To Surviving Today’s Super Sunday Of Sport In The Pub

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

TODAY is arguably the biggest day in years for Irish sports fans, with the rugby and soccer teams playing vital games. Many of you will be heading down town on Sunday afternoon to sample the atmosphere in the pubs showing the matches on the big screen. It’ll be a long evening, so here’s […]

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Call Goes Out For Castleisland Presentation Class Of ’95 To Attend Reunion

Call Goes Out For Castleisland Presentation Class Of ’95 To Attend Reunion

October 11, 2015 at 10:32 am Comments are Disabled

THE girls from the Castleisland Presentation Secondary school  Class of  95 are preparing to hold its reunion and the call has gone out to former classmates who might want to attend. Continued below… As it will the 20th anniversary of the girls’ graduation this year, the reunion is set to be a […]

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Launch of the One Good Idea.
Pictured is Craoi Horgan, Adam McDonagh, Sarah Bodenham and Tiernan O'Sullivan from Ardferet Central National School, Co Kerry.
Photo Chris Bellew / Copyright Fennell Photography 2015

Ardfert Pupils Help Launch National ‘One Good Idea’ Competition

October 11, 2015 at 10:32 am Comments are Disabled

KERRY primary school puils are being asked to submit ‘One Good Idea’ to combat climate change in a competition which could win their school a cash prize. The ‘One Good Idea’ competition, was launched last week and Ardfert pupils were on hand to help give it some publicity. They were […]

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Trevor Giles Transfers Fair Green Land To Ardfert Community Council

Trevor Giles Transfers Fair Green Land To Ardfert Community Council

October 11, 2015 at 10:31 am Comments are Disabled

IT was a momentous day for Ardfert village on Friday when a significant portion of the Fair Green was transferred into the ownership of the local community council. It came about thanks to a very generous gesture from Trevor Giles of Giles Auctioneers in Tralee, whose family has owned the […]

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Roger Harty: The Power Of Acceptance

Roger Harty: The Power Of Acceptance

October 11, 2015 at 10:27 am Comments are Disabled

ACCEPTANCE is one of the most powerful tools that you can have in your psychological welfare arsenal. I discovered this many years ago and I regularly use phrases like ‘it is as it is’ or the infamous teenage phrase of ‘whatever’ much to the chagrin of my family and friends. The […]

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REPORT/PHOTOS: Kerins O’Rahillys Undone By Legion’s Scoring Power

REPORT/PHOTOS: Kerins O’Rahillys Undone By Legion’s Scoring Power

October 11, 2015 at 12:43 am Comments are Disabled

Gavin O’Connor reports on Kerins O’Rahillys exit from the Garvey’s SuperValu Kerry SFC at the hands of Killarney Legion on Saturday, plus loads of action photos below… Legion 4-9 (21) Kerins O’Rahilly’s 1-15 (18) HELPED by a hat-trick from James O’Donoghue, Legion knocked Kerins O’Rahilly’s out of the county championship in Fitzgerald […]

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PHOTOS: O’Donoghue’s Hat-Trick Knocks The Blues Out Of The Championship

PHOTOS: O’Donoghue’s Hat-Trick Knocks The Blues Out Of The Championship

October 10, 2015 at 7:36 pm Comments are Disabled

FOR the second week in a row, a Tralee team has been knocked out of the championship by a Killarney side. Kerins O’Rahillys were on the receiving end of a first half blitz of goals from the Legion which ultimately proved the difference in Fitzgerald Stadium. James O’Donoghue netted three […]

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Tralee’s Randall Wharton Needs Your Votes For Top Blog At Running Awards

Tralee’s Randall Wharton Needs Your Votes For Top Blog At Running Awards

October 10, 2015 at 12:00 pm Comments are Disabled

IF THERE’S ONE Tralee man that seemingly can’t stay out of the news recently, it’s Randall Wharton. The well known runner who was recently interviewed and profiled in the hugely popular ‘Runners World’ magazine (see previous article here) has now seen his blog ‘RandRuns’ nominated for the best blog award […]

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Zoe Grattage

Tralee RFC Player Answers Ireland’s Call

October 10, 2015 at 11:56 am Comments are Disabled

ANOTHER representative of Tralee RFC will join the ranks of players from the club called up to the Ireland Women’s squad over the last few years. Zoe Grattage, has travelled to Belfast to take part in an Ireland training session today (Saturday) to hopefully stake her claim for a place in the […]

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VIDEO: Castleisland Woman’s Project Teams Up With Top US TV Show

VIDEO: Castleisland Woman’s Project Teams Up With Top US TV Show

October 10, 2015 at 11:53 am Comments are Disabled

A PROJECT started by Castleisland woman Niamh Geaney and her friends has reached one of the highest echelons of TV coverage after it recently teamed up with the hugely popular US TV programme, ‘The Today Show’ on NBC. Niamh Geaney, Harry English and Terence Manzanga are the three friends behind the […]

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At the Tralee Parnells Mark Doe cookery demonstration in the Meadowlands were, from left, Front: Cian O'Neil and Jack Doyle. Back: Katie Doyle, Finnuala English, Onaigh O'Neil. Photo by Gavin O'Connor.

PHOTOS: Mark Cooks Up Some Treats At Parnells Fundraiser

October 10, 2015 at 11:51 am Comments are Disabled

THERE was another great turnout for the Tralee Parnells annual cookery demonstration last night in the Meadowlands Hotel. Mark Doe of Just Cooking cookery school in Firies cooked up some treats and gave his expert tips on the culinary arts. The evening also featured a guest speaker on preventative strategies regarding […]

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Mounthawk School To Host Monster Bingo Fundraiser This Sunday

Mounthawk School To Host Monster Bingo Fundraiser This Sunday

October 10, 2015 at 10:04 am Comments are Disabled

MERCY MOUNTHAWK are getting set to host their huge fundraising activity this coming Sunday as they look to raise money for a state of the art extension to the school. The ‘Monster Bingo’ fundraiser will take place in the school’s gym at 3pm where it is expected that there will be […]

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Inch Beach Set To Host Toddleathon Fundraiser For UNICEF

Inch Beach Set To Host Toddleathon Fundraiser For UNICEF

October 10, 2015 at 10:02 am Comments are Disabled

  INCH BEACH is getting set to host a a very different type of activity later this month when the ‘Inch by Inch Toddleathon’ takes place to help raise funds for UNICEF Ireland. It will be taking place at 1pm sharp at Inch Beach on October 18 and will cost €10 […]

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PHOTOS: Kingdom Care Hold Information And Coffee Morning

PHOTOS: Kingdom Care Hold Information And Coffee Morning

October 10, 2015 at 10:00 am Comments are Disabled

THE people at Kingdom Care held an information and coffee morning at their Tralee base on the Mart Grounds in Caherslee on Friday. The event was to raise awareness of the services they offer to people in need and to showcase the clothes and goods on sale at the shop. […]

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Coláiste Gleann Lí Receives €90,000 In Latest Sports Capital Grant Allocation

Coláiste Gleann Lí Receives €90,000 In Latest Sports Capital Grant Allocation

October 10, 2015 at 9:58 am Comments are Disabled

A TRALEE school is celebrating after benefitting from the latest ‘Sports Capital Programme’ grants allocation. The Clash-based Coláiste Gleann Lí post-primary school received €90,000  and means that it is the only school-based application in the entire country to receive a grant. This new influx of money will now be used by the school to help build […]

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PREVIEW: Momentum May Be The Catalyst For Battle-Hardened Kerins O’Rahilly’s Win

PREVIEW: Momentum May Be The Catalyst For Battle-Hardened Kerins O’Rahilly’s Win

October 9, 2015 at 4:41 pm Comments are Disabled

Gavin O’Connor previews the Super Valu Kerry SFC quarter-final clash between Kerins O’Rahilly’s and Killarney Legion at Fitzgerald Stadium, Saturday 4:30pm… WE’RE down to the last eight in this year’s county championship and battle-scarred Kerins O’Rahillys will be on a high after last week’s 17 points trouncing of East Kerry, which caught everyone by surprise. Their […]

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Kerry Fire And Rescue To Hold Fire Safety Demonstration In Manor West On Sunday

Kerry Fire And Rescue To Hold Fire Safety Demonstration In Manor West On Sunday

October 9, 2015 at 3:36 pm Comments are Disabled

  MANOR WEST Retail Park will hold a fire safety demonstration this coming weekend as part of the ‘National Fire Safety Week’ campaign taking place all this week. The Kerry Fire and Rescue Service will be on the main premises this coming Sunday, October 11 from 2pm-4pm. They will be […]

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Minister Jan O'Sullivan, cuts the ribbon at the new Kerry Education Training Bored offices at the Centrepoint building on the John Joe Sheehy road. Photo by Gavin O'Connor.

PHOTOS: Minister Officially Opens Kerry ETB Offices On Tralee Visit

October 9, 2015 at 3:19 pm 1 comment

TWO of the town’s centres of education received a visit from the Minister for Education and Skills, Jan O’Sullivan, on Thursday afternoon. The Minister received a tour of the new extension of the building Kerry College of Further Education in Clash before heading to the new Kerry Education and Training Board […]

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PHOTO: A Typically Kerry Phrase Was Spotted On A Camp Road Sign

PHOTO: A Typically Kerry Phrase Was Spotted On A Camp Road Sign

October 9, 2015 at 2:35 pm Comments are Disabled

NOW, we’re not condoning the defacement of signs on public roads, but… Whoever wrote on this sign in Camp is getting across a laid back approach to bringing your car to halt (and they’re no doubt fans of Sminky Shorts), a ‘H’ between the ‘S’ and the ‘T’ would make […]

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Jacinta Wins A Trip To New York With National Lottery Competition

Jacinta Wins A Trip To New York With National Lottery Competition

October 9, 2015 at 1:19 pm Comments are Disabled

JACINTA Hobbart from Tralee, is packing her suitcases as she prepares to jet off on her dream holiday to New York with her sister Mary. The busy mum burst into tears of joy when she received news that she’d won the National Lottery’s Bigger Better Lotto Dream Holiday Competition, currently […]

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PHOTOS: Mounthawk Students Enjoy Breakfast And Raising Cash For Childline

PHOTOS: Mounthawk Students Enjoy Breakfast And Raising Cash For Childline

October 9, 2015 at 11:05 am Comments are Disabled

A GREAT fundraiser was held in Mercy Mounthawk on Friday morning to raise funds for a worthy cause. First year students sat down in the canteen area to enjoy a bowl of cereal thanks to an idea from Tori Lonergan, an LCA 2 student. “The event is to raise awareness about Childline and […]

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Donal Walsh Rooms To Open In Console Centre In Tralee

Donal Walsh Rooms To Open In Console Centre In Tralee

October 9, 2015 at 10:42 am Comments are Disabled

THE Console Centre has named two new counselling rooms after the late Donal Walsh. Funding for the rooms in the Balloonagh centre came from the Donal Walsh Foundation which has held a large number of fundraising activities since Donal’s passing back in May of 2013. One of the rooms will be […]

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