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At the Lixnaw GAA function were, from left: Sharon O'Keeffe, Ann McCarthy, Helena O'Keeffe, David Silles and John Buckley. Photo by Gavin O'Connor.

PHOTOS: Lixnaw GAA Celebrates A Great Year At Ballyroe

January 18, 2015 at 11:44 am Comments are Disabled

  THERE was a great night of celebration in the Ballyyoe Heights Hotel last night as Lixnaw GAA club held its annual social. It’s been a great year for the club as they captured the Kerry Senior Hurling title back in October. The club faithful enjoyed a four course meal […]

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The Chef’s Table: A Perfectly Healthy Salad

The Chef’s Table: A Perfectly Healthy Salad

January 18, 2015 at 10:10 am Comments are Disabled

  Mark Doe of ‘Just Cooking’ Cookery School in Firies has this great healthy salad recipe… IT seems that everybody has made healthier eating their new year’s resolution this year. I needed baby spinach for a dish this week and found it impossible to get any, everyone must be starting […]

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Roger Harty: Loving Kindness (Thoughts)

Roger Harty: Loving Kindness (Thoughts)

January 18, 2015 at 10:09 am Comments are Disabled

  SOMETIMES in life we have to put ourselves out there, be forthright, and say what we truly believe. What our elders meant when they said ‘Calling a spade a spade’. I am going to make my own radical statement by saying that I truly believe that the only thing that […]

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Merit Awards winners, Connor O'Donoghue, Sean Dowling and Gavin Connolly at the Lee Strand/Kerry Garda Youth Achievement Awards 2014 in the Ballyroe Heights Hotel last night. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Tralee Teens Among Those Honoured At Garda Youth Awards

January 17, 2015 at 12:13 pm Comments are Disabled

OVER 250 people from across the county attended the Lee Strand/Kerry Garda Youth Achievement Awards 2014 in the Ballyroe Heights Hotel last night. The celebration commenced with dinner and was followed by an individual presentation of twenty seven awards, accompanied with an inspiring citation of each winner’s achievements. Twenty one […]

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Figures Show Tralee Is Worst Area Outside Dublin For Paying TV Licence

Figures Show Tralee Is Worst Area Outside Dublin For Paying TV Licence

January 17, 2015 at 11:22 am Comments are Disabled

IT’S emerged that Tralee is the second worst offender in the country for not paying the TV licence fee. According to a story in The Irish Times, more than 16,000 summonses were issued nationally last year for non-payment of TV licences. Continued below… While the majority, 9,761, of these were issued […]

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Kerry Feature Twice In Top 10 Most Watched Sports Events Of 2014

Kerry Feature Twice In Top 10 Most Watched Sports Events Of 2014

January 17, 2015 at 10:56 am Comments are Disabled

  TWO Kerry games feature in the top ten most watched sporting events of 2014 on RTE with one more just outside according to figures released this week by the national broadcaster. Kerry’s All-Ireland final win was the third most watched game in the country last year, behind Ireland’s Six Nations […]

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Action from the McGrath Cup semi-final between ITT and UCC. Photo by Dermot Crean.

UCC Firepower Too Hot To Handle For IT Tralee

January 17, 2015 at 10:34 am Comments are Disabled

McGrath Cup Semi Final, ITT IT Tralee 0-6 UCC 0-18 THE reigning Sigerson champs UCC cruised to victory at a sodden ITT pitch against a Tralee side who had precious little opportunity to do any real damage to the Leesiders who booked their place in the McGrath Cup Final. It’s […]

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Out To Lunch: A Trip Down Memory Lane At The Allegro

Out To Lunch: A Trip Down Memory Lane At The Allegro

January 17, 2015 at 10:31 am Comments are Disabled

Allegro Restaurant Castle Street Now here’s a real trip down memory lane! The Allegro, in its previous home on the corner of The Mall and Denny Street, was an essential meeting spot for many who went to secondary school in the 80s and 90s (and possibly before that, I can’t remember). My […]

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Three Things To Do In Tralee This Weekend (well, Sunday anyway)

Three Things To Do In Tralee This Weekend (well, Sunday anyway)

January 17, 2015 at 10:24 am Comments are Disabled

YES, we know it’s still January, but there are still some things to do around town this weekend (well tomorrow to be precise). Sunday 5k Fancy Dress Fun Run  Tralee Musical Society will be attempt to liven up what can be a bleak time of year when they take to […]

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At The Omniplex: ‘Foxcatcher’ Is An Uncomfortable Watch But Needs To Be Seen

At The Omniplex: ‘Foxcatcher’ Is An Uncomfortable Watch But Needs To Be Seen

January 17, 2015 at 10:22 am Comments are Disabled

‘Foxcatcher’ By John Lyons ‘Foxcatcher’ is a difficult film to describe. It’s cold, it’s nuanced, and it’s haunting. But perhaps it’s best summed-up in the words of it’s director, Bennett Miller: “At first it’s not funny, then it’s really not funny, and then it’s just not funny at all…” Though Miller’s […]

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Fantastic Archive Photos On Cleary’s New Facebook Page

Fantastic Archive Photos On Cleary’s New Facebook Page

January 16, 2015 at 5:07 pm 1 comment

  IF you’re from Tralee and on Facebook you may have noticed a lot of old photos cropping up on your timeline over the past few days. That’s because John and Martin Cleary set up the ‘Clearysphoto Archive’ page on Wednesday which is uploading some great archive photos from the […]

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Kerry Senior Stars To Be Absent From O’Rahilly’s v John Mitchels Semi-Final

Kerry Senior Stars To Be Absent From O’Rahilly’s v John Mitchels Semi-Final

January 16, 2015 at 4:18 pm Comments are Disabled

  Kerins O’Rahilly’s v John Mitchels, Town Championship semi-final, Strand Road, Sunday 12:30pm  IT may be the new year, but the 2014 season still rumbles on this weekend when Kerins O’Rahilly’s face John Mitchels in the Town Championship semi-final after playing out a dramatic draw in December. That matched finished 0-16 to […]

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Der O’Sullivan Reveals Plans For New Hotel Which Will Create 50 Jobs

Der O’Sullivan Reveals Plans For New Hotel Which Will Create 50 Jobs

January 16, 2015 at 3:59 pm 1 comment

THE old Benner’s Hotel is scheduled to be opened by March 1 according to its new owner, Der O’Sullivan. Mr O’Sullivan, who owns The Mall Bar and Delicatessen in Tralee and a deli in Killarney, says up to 50 jobs will be created in the new venture, which will see a new look […]

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Seventh Kerry Fashion Week Promises To Be The Best Ever

Seventh Kerry Fashion Week Promises To Be The Best Ever

January 16, 2015 at 11:21 am Comments are Disabled

THE seventh annual Kerry Fashion Week and KFW Irish Fashion Industry Awards was launched at the Fitzwilliam Hotel on Wednesday. The event will take place in venues throughout Kerry from Monday, March 2 to Friday, March 6 with the KFW Irish Fashion Industry Awards in association with IMAGE magazine taking place in the […]

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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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