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James Last, has passed away in Florida at the age of 86

VIDEO: James Last Has Died, Remember When He Played Tralee?

June 10, 2015 at 12:08 pm Comments are Disabled

THE GERMAN composer and big band leader, James Last, has passed away at the age of 86. James Last, played at The Rose Of Tralee festival in 1984 and was a huge hit with the crowds who came to see him and his band pack out Austin Stack Park. The […]

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Jack Savage in action for Kerins O'Rahilly's against Castleisland Desmonds. Photo by Gavin O'Connor.

County League: O’Rahilly’s Lose Again While Mitchels Continue To Pick Up Steam

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

Gavin O’Connor looks at the County League action involving Tralee area teams which took place last weekend… County Senior Football League Division one   Milltown/Castlemaine 1-10 Austin Stacks 0-13 Austin Stacks dropped points away to Milltown Castlemaine and lost pace in Division 1. It’s never an easy task heading out to Milltown […]

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New Rose Walk Takes Shape At Denny Street Entrance To Park

New Rose Walk Takes Shape At Denny Street Entrance To Park

June 10, 2015 at 10:41 am Comments are Disabled

DRIVERS and pedestrians will have noticed a lot of work going on in Denny Street over the past couple of weeks. It’s all to do with the construction of the new ‘Rose Walk’ which will begin at the Town Park Denny Street entrance and stretch all the way through the Park, […]

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Garda Forensics At House In Rock Street

Garda Forensics At House In Rock Street

June 10, 2015 at 10:19 am Comments are Disabled

For story update click here GARDAÍ are at the scene of an incident at a house in Upper Rock Street. Garda Forensics and three Garda vans are at the house opposite St Brendan’s Church, but nothing is known about the nature of the incident at this time. We’ll have more […]

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Social Welfare

Minor Drop In Tralee Jobless Compared To Other Areas In Kerry

June 9, 2015 at 4:19 pm Comments are Disabled

  THE number of Tralee jobless decreased by 13 in May to 5,425, but this was a minor drop compared other parts of the county which fared much better during the month. May ushers in what is traditionally seen as the beginning of the summer tourist season, so it was no surprise […]

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Tralee Man Features On RTE’s ‘Nationwide’ Show

Tralee Man Features On RTE’s ‘Nationwide’ Show

June 9, 2015 at 2:23 pm Comments are Disabled

  THE Tralee Local Employment Service (LES) recently featured on RTE’s ‘Nationwide’ with the show looking at the work being done by the service in helping people get the confidence and skills to get back into employment. Paul Horan Jr is a local man who currently works in Sean Hussey’s […]

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Kieran Donaghy, rallies the troops before throw against Dublin on Sunday. Photo by Dermot Crean.

Kerry All-Star Out For Sunday’s Championship Opener

June 9, 2015 at 12:18 pm Comments are Disabled

KERRY will be without the services of All-Star, Paul Murphy, for the Munster Championship semi-final against Tipperary this Sunday according to media reports. The Rathmore man, picked up a shoulder injury taking part in warm weather training with the Kerry team in Portugal last week. This follows the news of […]

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Contestants and organisers of The Voice of Tralee 2015 in aid of Recovery Haven. Photo by Gavin O'Connor.

PHOTOS: Meet The Contestants Vying For ‘The Voice Of Tralee’

June 9, 2015 at 12:08 pm Comments are Disabled

THE ten acts who will do battle to please the judges as part of The Voice Of Tralee 2015 met up in the Fels Point Hotel on Monday night. The contestants will be put through the paces over the next couple of weeks working on song and dance routines and there promises […]

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“It’s Crazy!” – Businessman’s Anger At Council Over Changing Sign Issue

“It’s Crazy!” – Businessman’s Anger At Council Over Changing Sign Issue

June 9, 2015 at 11:48 am 2 comments

A TRALEE businessman is left frustrated and angry that he has been told to apply to Kerry County Council for planning permission to change the wording of a sign outside his premises, two years after making the alteration. Tim Galvin of Gally’s Bar And Restaurant on the Castlemaine Road, changed the […]

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Orlagh Winters: Make A Date This Week To Save Lives

Orlagh Winters: Make A Date This Week To Save Lives

June 9, 2015 at 10:32 am Comments are Disabled

EACH and every person knows someone who has needed to get blood at some stage. I myself have had to have transfusions too many times to remember. It is a vital service needed in every hospital throughout the country. This week I am urging everyone to go out and donate […]

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Ballybunion Ranked In Top Five Surfing Destinations In Ireland

Ballybunion Ranked In Top Five Surfing Destinations In Ireland

June 9, 2015 at 10:04 am Comments are Disabled

BALLYBUNION has been named amongst the best of the best in terms of summer getaway destinations for surfing. The area has been ranked fifth best in the country as a surfing spot by leading surf travel provider ‘surfholidays.com’ who ranked what they considered to be the best places to surf […]

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Heartless Thieves Strike Charity Shop And Cause Hundreds Of Euros Worth Of Damage

Heartless Thieves Strike Charity Shop And Cause Hundreds Of Euros Worth Of Damage

June 8, 2015 at 5:09 pm 1 comment

  HEARTLESS thieves hit a charity shop for hundreds of euro and caused hundreds more worth of damage during a break-in last night. The Manager at Kingdom Care Charity Shop at the Mart Buildings in Mounthawk, arrived at the shop this morning and was greeted with the awful sight. Around €200 […]

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John ‘Tweek’ Griffin: “People Are Taking Notice Of Kerry Hurling”

John ‘Tweek’ Griffin: “People Are Taking Notice Of Kerry Hurling”

June 8, 2015 at 4:01 pm Comments are Disabled

Gavin O’Connor speaks to Kerry hurling captain, John ‘Tweek’ Griffin, about Saturday’s victory in the Christy Ring Cup and where Kerry hurling goes from here… IT was a special weekend for Kerry captain, John ‘Tweek’ Griffin, who along with walking up the steps of the Hogan Stand to collect the Christy […]

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Filmaker, Bertie Brosnan

Tralee Filmmaker Wins Award At Limerick Festival

June 8, 2015 at 3:23 pm Comments are Disabled

  A TRALEE filmmaker won an award at the Limerick Film Festival at the weekend. ‘Sineater’, created by Bertie Brosnan, and filmed in Tralee, picked up the ‘Best Camera’ award at the festival. It’s more good news after the movie was taken by Bertie to the Cannes Film Festival for the second […]

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PHOTOS/VIDEO: Sun Shines On Great Day For Donal Walsh 6km Challenge

PHOTOS/VIDEO: Sun Shines On Great Day For Donal Walsh 6km Challenge

June 8, 2015 at 2:44 pm Comments are Disabled

HUNDREDS of runners and walkers turned out on Sunday in beautiful weather and perfect running conditions, to take part in the annual ‘Donal Walsh Spa 6K Challenge’. There was excitement and anticipation on the faces of the competitors, both young and old, as they geared up for the start of the event, a […]

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How Twitter Reacted To Kerry’s Christy Ring Cup Victory

How Twitter Reacted To Kerry’s Christy Ring Cup Victory

June 8, 2015 at 11:55 am Comments are Disabled

IT was a momentous day in Croke Park on Saturday for Kerry hurling, with the Kingdom beating Derry by 1-20 to 0-12 to collect their second ever Christy Ring Cup. From Lixnaw to the Liffey, here was the reaction on Twitter. It’s official, John ‘Tweak’ Griffin lifts the cup high at […]

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PHOTOS: Smiles All Around As Medieval Force Invades Ardfert

PHOTOS: Smiles All Around As Medieval Force Invades Ardfert

June 8, 2015 at 11:31 am Comments are Disabled

ARDFERT village was the scene of a huge medieval and viking invasion on Sunday as hordes of knights, princesses and all sorts of wonderful characters descended on the area to enjoy the trappings of the ‘Medieval Festival’. The festival was celebrating the Feast of St Brendan which saw certain sections […]

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VIDEO: The Most Satisfying Kerry All-Ireland Final Wins Since 1975

VIDEO: The Most Satisfying Kerry All-Ireland Final Wins Since 1975

June 8, 2015 at 11:03 am Comments are Disabled

WE’RE almost there folks. For many of us, the summer really starts this Sunday when Kerry begin their defence of the All-Ireland against Tipperary. The game in Thurles will be almost 40 years to the day since Kerry beat the Premier county to set in motion the greatest period in […]

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The Tidy Towns Judges Are Coming…Is Tralee Looking Its Best For Them?

The Tidy Towns Judges Are Coming…Is Tralee Looking Its Best For Them?

June 8, 2015 at 10:36 am Comments are Disabled

TRALEE could win the 2015 Supervalu Tidy Towns Competition but it’s up to the people of Tralee to play their part, according to the Chairman of Towards a Better Tralee, Cllr Sam Locke. The judges will visit Tralee next week to scrutinise a number of areas in the town and […]

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PHOTOS: More Glamour From The Kerry Women In Business Awards Night

PHOTOS: More Glamour From The Kerry Women In Business Awards Night

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

IT was a night of winners, style and great fun at the Connect Kerry Lee Strand Women in Business Awards on Friday night. Yesterday we brought you all the winners from the night and some amazing style (click here for previous story). “The Connect Kerry Lee Strand Women in Business Awards […]

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At the launch of the Féile na mBláth, Sean Lyons, Giles Kelliher, Cormac Sertutexa, Joe Hanley and Richard O'Halloran. Photo by Gavin O'Connor.

Looking Forward To A Bark In The Park

June 7, 2015 at 10:30 am Comments are Disabled

  THERE’S almost 101 reasons to head down to the Féile na mBláth festival in the Town Park, but dog lovers may just need one. Sponsored by Kelliher’s Mills in association with Animal Net Kerry, the Féile na mBláth dog show, which is always a hit, is back again this year. […]

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BUSINESS FOCUS: Slattery’s Relocates To The Heart Of The Town

BUSINESS FOCUS: Slattery’s Relocates To The Heart Of The Town

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

Advertorial SLATTERY’S Carpet and Blind Store is pleased to announce their relocation to 65 Boherbee, Tralee (between O’Mahony’s Bakery and O’Donoghue’s Pharmacy). The family business has been covering Tralee and the wider environs of North Kerry; from Tarbert to Dingle since 1982. The local business is run by brothers Mike […]

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Roger Harty: The Benefits Of A Buddhist Philosophy

Roger Harty: The Benefits Of A Buddhist Philosophy

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

  ABOUT 10 years ago, I began to start my journey of recovery from severe depression and I came to the conclusion that ‘if my mind could make me sick then my mind could make me better’. What I mean by the mind, is ‘the thinking mind’. So the opposite of […]

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Out To Lunch: Food Fit For A King

Out To Lunch: Food Fit For A King

June 6, 2015 at 2:35 pm Comments are Disabled

  Kingdom Food And Wine Store Oakpark Road THIS week’s column is more of an ‘in for lunch’ than ‘out for lunch’ as I took the food home to my own kitchen. You see the Kingdom Food And Wine Store isn’t a restaurant or cafe, rather a place to stop off to […]

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Amanda Jones, Rita Fitzgibbon, Edel Lawlor, Clodagh O'Sullivan, Stacey Scannell and Brogan O'Sullivan  at the Connect Kerry Lee Strand Women in Business Awards at the Ballyroe Heights Hotel on Friday night. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: A Stylish Celebration Of Kerry Businesswomen In Ballyroe

June 6, 2015 at 11:38 am Comments are Disabled

THE inaugural Connect Kerry Lee Strand Women in Business Awards took place last night and what an event it was! The black tie gala ceremony was held in the Ballyroe Heights Hotel and around 350 people witnessed a host of winners receive accolades on the night. Organized by Margaret Brick, Editor of Connect Magazine, […]

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Enjoying Moyderwell National School Active Week were, from left: Jamie Williams, Jamie Burrows, Isabella Maloney, Martin Quilligan and Richard Doyle. Photo by Gavin O'Connor.

PHOTOS: Moyderwell School Gets Active

June 6, 2015 at 11:02 am Comments are Disabled

  MOYDERWELL National school was full of hustle and bustle this week as pupils and teachers alike took part in the school’s active week. The Department of Education and Skills and Healthy Ireland encourage all schools to organise an Active School Week as part of their annual school calendar. On […]

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At the launch of the Kerry Emergency Services Cycle, were from left, John O'Donnell (Fire Service), Edele Hobbert (South West Counselling Centre), Kathy Murphy (Tralee Garda Station), Gearoid Constable ( Paramedic and HSE Ambulance), Deardre Quinn (Tralee Garda Station). Photo by Gavin O'Connor.

Emergency Services Join Forces For Charity Cycle

June 6, 2015 at 10:51 am Comments are Disabled

  THE EMERGENCY services of Kerry will come together on Saturday, June 13, for their seventh annual cycle for charity…and they’re looking for cyclists to join them. The cycle is a highly anticipated event for members of the Gardai, Fire and Ambulance services in town, as it’s the only time they […]

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So What Time Are Duran Duran On Stage In Killarney?

So What Time Are Duran Duran On Stage In Killarney?

June 6, 2015 at 10:36 am Comments are Disabled

  THE stage times have been announced for the ‘Killarney Festival of Music and Food’ at the end of June which promises to be a fantastic weekend. The family-friendly boutique festival will be taking place at the picturesque Killarney House Demesne on the weekend of June 27 and 28. The […]

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Tralee Man Plays His Cards Right To Win Nearly €400,000 In Online Poker

Tralee Man Plays His Cards Right To Win Nearly €400,000 In Online Poker

June 5, 2015 at 3:24 pm Comments are Disabled

  A TRALEE man who played online poker on a major online betting company’s website yesterday, ended up winning a sum believed to be in the region of €390,000. The man, believed to be aged in his late 30s and from the Rockies’ side of town, was playing the game over a period […]

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VIDEO: Kerry Accent Ranks Sixth Best In The Country In Website Poll

VIDEO: Kerry Accent Ranks Sixth Best In The Country In Website Poll

June 5, 2015 at 3:13 pm Comments are Disabled

  A RECENT poll conducted by website, ‘The Sliced Pan’, to find the best accent in the country, has resulted in a  very respectable finish for the dulcet tones of Kerry as we took home 6th place. Only Donegal, Galway, Cork, Derry and Roscommon finished ahead of us in the poll, conducted by […]

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