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GIFS: More Changes In The Town Through The ‘Eyes’ Of Google Street View

GIFS: More Changes In The Town Through The ‘Eyes’ Of Google Street View

April 26, 2015 at 9:28 am Comments are Disabled

LAST week we used the wonder of ‘Google Street View’ (here) to bring you a series of images using the that showed the many changes that have occurred in the town over the last number five years. No we’ve had a look around town to find more changes made. They show just […]

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VIDEOS: Great Clips Show Beauty Of Tralee On Our Doorstep

VIDEOS: Great Clips Show Beauty Of Tralee On Our Doorstep

April 26, 2015 at 9:28 am Comments are Disabled

THERE are great amenities on our doorstep that many people in town don’t know about. But thanks to the people at Tralee Active Travel, you can watch two great new promo videos (below), uploaded in the past few days, for the Lee Walkway/Cycleway and Ballyseedy Wood which amply show how […]

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Mary’s Innovative Approach To Education In Tralee School

Mary’s Innovative Approach To Education In Tralee School

April 26, 2015 at 9:17 am Comments are Disabled

  TRALEE Educate Together National School recently hosted an Open Day in the beautiful surroundings of Collis Sandes House, providing an opportunity for prospective parents to meet the staff and get to know the recently appointed principal, Mary Brosnan. Mary, a native of Lispole, took up her position last September, […]

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Erasmus Students Visit Kerry Scouts For International Night

Erasmus Students Visit Kerry Scouts For International Night

April 26, 2015 at 9:00 am Comments are Disabled

  WITH the weather that we have been having over the past couple of weeks, it’s a wonder that anybody would be thinking of heading to lands abroad just yet. Tell this to the ‘1st Kerry Scout Troop’ though who visited various different countries around the world last week as they held […]

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Roger Harty: Technology And The Stress Connection

Roger Harty: Technology And The Stress Connection

April 26, 2015 at 8:56 am Comments are Disabled

  I WROTE in a previous article about stress  (here) and it is appropriate for this article to examine the definition of stress. Stress is – being here and trying to be there. Ancient man was open to stress when he hunted in the forest as he was exposed to the […]

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Austin Stack's players and fans celebrate winning the county championship last November. Photo by Dermot Crean.

Champions Stacks Begin Title Defence Against St Michael’s Foilmore

April 25, 2015 at 5:43 pm Comments are Disabled

  AUSTIN Stacks will begin the defence of the Bishop Moynihan Cup against St Michael’s Foilmore, while Kerins O’Rahilly’s will face Rathmore in the county championship next month. The first round draw for the Garveys Senior Football Championship 2015 was made earlier today and sees some interesting battles ahead. St […]

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Kerry Rugby Club To Be Seen By Global Audience In World Cup Video

Kerry Rugby Club To Be Seen By Global Audience In World Cup Video

April 25, 2015 at 5:15 pm Comments are Disabled

RUGBAÍ Chorca Dhuibhne, the most Westerly Rugby Club in Europe, has been chosen to represent Ireland in series of short video features being filmed as part of the Rugby World Cup coverage. A 12 person crew from Partizan Production Company in London will arrive in West Kerry this week to […]

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PHOTOS: Presentation Girls Doing Their Bit To Tidy The Town

PHOTOS: Presentation Girls Doing Their Bit To Tidy The Town

April 25, 2015 at 11:09 am Comments are Disabled

STUDENTS from a local school were out and about on Friday doing their own little part in keeping their town tidy. It was definitely not the weather that the TY students from ‘Presentation Secondary’ school wanted on the day, but they chose to soldier on through the wind and rain armed with gloves, […]

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PHOTOS: Mitchels Estate Kids Show Pride Of Place In Art Display

PHOTOS: Mitchels Estate Kids Show Pride Of Place In Art Display

April 25, 2015 at 11:01 am Comments are Disabled

CHILDREN from Croilar Na Mhistealach showed pride in their area on Thursday when they displayed posters as part of a special evening. Croilar Na Mhistealach Residents Committee was established in October 2013 in conjunction with the Housing Transition Programme delivered by CAFTA (Community & Family Training Agency)  Ballymun, Dublin and funded […]

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Local Pub Gets Great Exposure From Google Business View

Local Pub Gets Great Exposure From Google Business View

April 25, 2015 at 10:57 am 1 comment

  A LOCAL pub is enjoying a nice bit of exposure as it has been picked to be Google Business View Virtual Tour of the Week. The renowned Baily’s Corner pub on Castle Street gets a great write up from Google describing it as a “wee gem of a traditional Irish […]

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PHOTOS: Winning Charity Bets Raise Over €1,100 For Enable Ireland

PHOTOS: Winning Charity Bets Raise Over €1,100 For Enable Ireland

April 25, 2015 at 10:52 am Comments are Disabled

THE proceeds from charity bets sponsored by ‘Paddy Power’ were  presented to Sean Scally from Enable Ireland on Friday. The bets, which were handed out at a special Cheltenham Preview night in the Fels Point Hotel in March, succeeded in realising over €1185.50 which was presented by Paddy Power staff member Aidan Conway. Continued […]

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Rose Maria Shows She’s Got Style At VIP Awards

Rose Maria Shows She’s Got Style At VIP Awards

April 25, 2015 at 10:24 am Comments are Disabled

THE Rose of Tralee, Maria Walsh, is the most stylish newcomer in the fashion sector in Ireland after winning a top prize at the VIP Style Awards. Winning the award in her category last night in The Marker Hotel, coincided with the Rose of Tralee International Festival being a finalist in […]

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Kerry County Council Wins Top Tourism Award

Kerry County Council Wins Top Tourism Award

April 24, 2015 at 10:24 pm Comments are Disabled

KERRY County Council has won a  top award at the inaugural Irish Tourism Industry Awards on Friday night. The local authority was a finalist in the category for Best Local Authority Tourism Innovation at the DoubleTree by Hilton Dublin. The Adventure Travel World Summit – Killarney 2014 also won in the Best Business Tourism Innovation […]

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PHOTOS: Beauty Of Kerry Takes A Starring Role In Tim’s Tweets

PHOTOS: Beauty Of Kerry Takes A Starring Role In Tim’s Tweets

April 24, 2015 at 4:01 pm Comments are Disabled

OUR very own Hollywood star is certainly doing his bit to help out local tourism this week as he spent some quality time at home with his family. Timothy V Murphy is definitely no stranger to the glitz and glamour of Hollywood what with having worked on shows such as Sons Of […]

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Mary O’Donnell: Waxing Times As Summer Approaches

Mary O’Donnell: Waxing Times As Summer Approaches

April 24, 2015 at 1:56 pm Comments are Disabled

WHEN the weather was getting sunnier, hair removal becomes an issue. I recently came across Lycon wax. It’s originally from Australia and it a pain-free wax, with great results . Waxing is a great way to remove unwanted hair. Waxing is recommended for people of all ages and both genders. […]

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Car Sales In Kerry Up Almost 30% In First Quarter Compared To Same 2014 Period

Car Sales In Kerry Up Almost 30% In First Quarter Compared To Same 2014 Period

April 24, 2015 at 10:22 am Comments are Disabled

NEW car registrations showed a 29.75% growth in Quarter 1 2015 than the same period in 2014 according to latest data from Society of the Irish Motor Industry (SIMI). The SIMI and Done Deal report revealed that the strong trend of recovery seen  in the Motor Industry in 2014 (96,344 registrations) […]

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Tesco In Kerry Raises Over €2,000 For Temple Street Hospital

Tesco In Kerry Raises Over €2,000 For Temple Street Hospital

April 24, 2015 at 10:21 am Comments are Disabled

OVER €2,200 was raised by Tesco stores across Kerry last Friday in support of Temple Street’s Great Irish Bake. Tesco colleagues and customers baked, bought, ate and sold an abundance of culinary creations to help raise some much-needed dough for the children’s hospital. All 149 stores across the country took part in the […]

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PHOTOS: Tralee School Gets Going For Its Active School Week

PHOTOS: Tralee School Gets Going For Its Active School Week

April 24, 2015 at 10:20 am Comments are Disabled

ONE local school been getting the most out of the weather this week by getting its pupils up and out and getting active. CBS Primary School in Clounalour is currently taking part in their ‘Active Schools Week’ initiative where both staff and pupils look to get healthy by engaging in various forms […]

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Rose Festival And Council Up For Tourism Awards Tonight

Rose Festival And Council Up For Tourism Awards Tonight

April 24, 2015 at 9:56 am Comments are Disabled

THE Rose of Tralee International Festival is in the running for the top award at the inaugural Irish Tourism Industry Awards tonight. Celebrating 56 years this year, the Rose of Tralee is a finalist in the Best Festival/Event Experience Category which features six other festivals including Dublin’s St Patrick’s Day Festival […]

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Four Things To Do Around Tralee This Weekend

Four Things To Do Around Tralee This Weekend

April 24, 2015 at 9:42 am Comments are Disabled

Never fear! It’s almost at the end of the week and the bodies and bones are aching to relax. Here’s a few things to get up to…  FRIDAY 1. For those out there who may like to ‘bust a move’ on a night out, we might have the perfect day […]

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Number Of Patients Waiting On Trolleys In KGH In March Up Two-Thirds On 2014 Figure

Number Of Patients Waiting On Trolleys In KGH In March Up Two-Thirds On 2014 Figure

April 23, 2015 at 4:12 pm Comments are Disabled

THERE was an almost two-thirds increase in the number of patients waiting on trolleys in Kerry General Hospital in March compared to the same month in 2014, according to an analysis compiled by the Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation (INMO). There were 126 patients waiting on trolleys in KGH last month, […]

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Charity Concert To Be Held For Kerry Hospice Foundation

Charity Concert To Be Held For Kerry Hospice Foundation

April 23, 2015 at 2:18 pm Comments are Disabled

  A CHARITY concert will be held on next Sunday, April 26 with to help raise funds for the Kerry Hospice Foundation. ‘The Voices For Hospice’ concert, featuring the Kerry Choral Union (Seniors and Juniors) will celebrate 25 years of the Kerry Hospice Foundation (KHF) which was formed back in 1990. Proceeds […]

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At the St John of Gods 'I Have A Dream' musical on in Siamsa Tire were, from left: Teresa O'Brien, Joe Burkett, Brona Enright, Sharon O'Sullivan, Niamh O'Connor and Dan O'Connor. Photo by Gavin O'Connor.

PHOTOS: St John Of God Puts On Dream Musical In Siamsa Tíre

April 23, 2015 at 12:14 pm Comments are Disabled

IT was a great two days of performances from the people at St John Of God who have been working together with local secondary school students on a musical which went down a storm in Siamsa Tire this week. ‘I Have A Dream’ was worked on by the clients from the St John Of […]

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Tralee Shopping Centre Units Sold At Dublin Auction

Tralee Shopping Centre Units Sold At Dublin Auction

April 23, 2015 at 11:46 am Comments are Disabled

AT the second time of asking, units at Tralee Shopping Centre which went unsold at an auction in February, went under the hammer again today and this time a buyer was found. The ten units with a reserve price of between €125,000-€175,000 were sold at the Allsop Auction in the RDS Dublin for a […]

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Tralee Rowathon Rescheduled For This Weekend

Tralee Rowathon Rescheduled For This Weekend

April 23, 2015 at 11:19 am Comments are Disabled

TRALEE Rowing Club (TRC) will host their rescheduled 24-hour charity rowing event this weekend, as they look to raise much-needed funds for the completion of their new clubhouse that is being built. The event had originally been set to take place on March 28 but had to be postponed due to bad weather on […]

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At the Institute of Technology Tralee Sports and Societies awards night were, from left: Ciara Guerin, Micheal Doheny and Ciara Murphy. Photo by Gavin O'Connor.

PHOTOS: IT Tralee Sports And Societies Clubs Hold Awards Night

April 23, 2015 at 11:02 am 1 comment

THE Sports and societies clubs of IT Tralee, came together to present awards and recognise the achievements of all the different clubs. Along the player of the year for the sports teams, citations were also handed out for those that gave up their time to volunteer and fundraise over the […]

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Kerry County Museum To Host Casement Exhibition To Mark Centenary Of Rising

Kerry County Museum To Host Casement Exhibition To Mark Centenary Of Rising

April 23, 2015 at 10:03 am 1 comment

THE County Museum in Tralee will mark the 100th anniversary of the 1916 Rising by hosting a national Roger Casement exhibition  in 2016. The exhibition will feature information on his life, career and the part that he played in the Rising and will cost an estimated €90,000, with half of this being funded by […]

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Greg Horan in action for Austin Stacks in last year's county final replay. Photo by Dermot Crean.

Seven Kerry Players Make Club Championships All-Star Selection

April 22, 2015 at 5:09 pm 1 comment

  TWO Austin Stacks men were among seven Kerry players included on the Gaelic Life Magazine Gaelic Life All-Ireland Club All Stars team selection. Three members of the Ardfert team who won the All-Ireland Intermediate Club Final and one from Brosna’s  All-Ireland Junior Club winning team made the selection which was decided by a combination of public votes […]

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Kerry County Council Motor Tax Office, Princes Quay.

Here’s How Much It Cost To Move Motor Tax Office To Old Town Council Building

April 22, 2015 at 4:32 pm Comments are Disabled

  KERRY County Council have revealed how much it cost to move the motor tax office from county buildings to the old town council building on Princes Quay. The figure was released after a question from Cllr Johnny Healy Rae (Ind) regarding the costs and the reason for the move at the monthly meeting […]

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Cllr Calls For Cameras On Flyovers After Recent Dangerous Behaviour

Cllr Calls For Cameras On Flyovers After Recent Dangerous Behaviour

April 22, 2015 at 12:25 pm Comments are Disabled

A COUNCILLOR has called for action after the recent dangerous incidents by vandals on flyovers. Cllr Pat McCarthy (FG) called for the installation of covert cameras on these bridges to stop people from dropping stones and sandbags onto vehicles. The latest serious incident occurred on March 3 when a father and son were […]

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