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New Figures Show Kerry Drivers Among The Lowest In Country For Penalty Points

New Figures Show Kerry Drivers Among The Lowest In Country For Penalty Points

March 24, 2015 at 4:26 pm Comments are Disabled

  KERRY has ranked amongst the lowest in the country for drivers with penalty points according to an Irish Times report. Kerry ranks number 23 out of the 26 counties in terms of the percentage of points gathered by drivers, but is also ranked among the highest mortality rates on the roads in the […]

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VIDEO: Two Men Get Medieval On Each Other At The Museum

VIDEO: Two Men Get Medieval On Each Other At The Museum

March 24, 2015 at 3:51 pm Comments are Disabled

IF you were driving from south Kerry yesterday, you may have passed a couple of gentlemen dressed in full medieval armoury, hitchhiking on the road. No, you weren’t hallucinating, it was two lads from Medieval Armoured Combat Ireland who are raising awareness of their efforts to head to Poland next month as part […]

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Sergeant Eileen O'Sullivan, Miriam Lyons, Natalie Vanhattem and Chief Superintendent Pat O'Sullivan at the Kerry launch of 'Here I Am' on Saturday in the Manor West Retail Park. Photo by Dermot Crean

Exhibition Of Images From New Book Brightens Up Manor West

March 24, 2015 at 2:53 pm Comments are Disabled

SATURDAY was a suitable day for the Kerry launch of a new book containing 90 photos of children with Down Syndrome. March 21 was World Down Syndrome Day and there was a great turnout at the Manor West Retail Park for the event, where some of the photos from ‘Here I Am’ were […]

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Tralee Native Plays Part In Irish Women’s Six Nations Success

Tralee Native Plays Part In Irish Women’s Six Nations Success

March 24, 2015 at 11:16 am Comments are Disabled

THERE was a Tralee connection to the Irish women’s fantastic Six Nations win on Sunday. Ruth O’Reilly, originally from Ballyroe, but now living in Galway, plays in the prop and made a great contribution to their emphatic 73 to 3 away win over Scotland which clinched the title. In fact, she’s been […]

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Tralee Makes ‘Top Ten’ Irish Destinations On TripAdvisor

Tralee Makes ‘Top Ten’ Irish Destinations On TripAdvisor

March 24, 2015 at 10:08 am Comments are Disabled

TRALEE has been named in TripAdvisor’s ‘Top Ten’ destinations to visit in Ireland according to the annual Travellers’ Choice Awards. Tralee came in at No.10 with both Killarney and Dingle making their way into the top three on the list. Killarney usurped Dublin to take the No.1 Irish destination with Dingle in […]

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Orlagh Winters: Hit The Litterbugs Where It Hurts Most…Their Pockets!

Orlagh Winters: Hit The Litterbugs Where It Hurts Most…Their Pockets!

March 24, 2015 at 9:55 am 2 comments

SO after last week’s moan about people who inconsiderately park in disabled spaces, I am on a bit of a roll in the pet hates department. This week my target is people who think it is quite acceptable to throw litter or dump their rubbish in the countryside. Only yesterday […]

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Gardaí Seize €10,000 Worth Of Heroin In Shanakill Area

Gardaí Seize €10,000 Worth Of Heroin In Shanakill Area

March 24, 2015 at 9:38 am Comments are Disabled

GARDAI have seized an estimated €10,000 worth of heroin in the Shanakill area of town. The discovery was by the Kerry Garda Division Drugs Unit at a house on Sunday night and man and a woman were arrested at the scene. They are being held at Tralee Garda Station under sections 3 and […]

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St Pat's, Sean Hayes, is tackled by Na Gaeil's, Darragh Sheehy. Photo by Gavin O'Connor.

PHOTOS: GAA Round Up – Walsh Excels For Blues While Mitchels And St Pat’s Win

March 23, 2015 at 4:36 pm Comments are Disabled

  IT was the opening weekend of the Credit Union Senior Football League which saw Tralee town and area teams in action at home and around the county. Below are brief reports and scroll to the bottom to check out photos from yesterday’s action… Division 1 Finuge 0-8 – 3-17 Kerins O’Rahilly’s  […]

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Vehicle Smashes Through Railway Barriers At Farranfore

Vehicle Smashes Through Railway Barriers At Farranfore

March 23, 2015 at 3:40 pm Comments are Disabled

  GARDAI are looking for witnesses to a dangerous act of criminal damage where a vehicle smashed through the railway barriers in Farranfore. It happened on St Patrick’s Day at 12.30pm. The barriers were down, indicating a train was on the way, but this driver decided to go through taking the barriers […]

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VIDEO: Well-Known Camp Publican Features In New Ad For AIB

VIDEO: Well-Known Camp Publican Features In New Ad For AIB

March 23, 2015 at 2:57 pm 1 comment

  A CAMP publican is currently starring in a new TV advertisement as part of a campaign by AIB Bank. Mike O’Neill of The Railway Tavern is featured in the video, which can be watched below, talking about his love for the Volkswagen Beetle car model and how he has become […]

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Gardaí Look For Witnesses To Assault On Woman

Gardaí Look For Witnesses To Assault On Woman

March 23, 2015 at 2:50 pm Comments are Disabled

GARDAI are looking for witnesses to an assault on a woman which took place on Wednesday last. A woman was attacked by two other females at about 3.20am Wednesday, March 18, in the middle of Causeway village. The woman went to Kerry General Hospital as a precaution but she was not […]

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Charity Shop In Tralee Vandalised And Burgled

Charity Shop In Tralee Vandalised And Burgled

March 23, 2015 at 2:40 pm Comments are Disabled

GARDAI are investigating a shocking incident where a charity shop was vandalised and burgled. The Sue Ryder Foundation shop in Rock Street was broken into between the hours of 5.50pm on Friday and 9.50am on Saturday. It is thought the thieves forced open the back door, the safe was forced […]

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Mary O’Donnell: Product To Help Restore Hair Growth After Pregnancy

Mary O’Donnell: Product To Help Restore Hair Growth After Pregnancy

March 23, 2015 at 12:37 pm Comments are Disabled

NEWBORN babies mean sleepless nights, nappy changes…and hair loss. That’s something celeb mums-to-be, from Kate Middleton to Kiera Knightley, Abbey Clancy and Jessica Biel – all due in spring 2015 – could soon know all about. With that gorgeous pregnancy glow comes thick and lustrous hair, full of body and […]

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Vicky O'Sullivan, Kaydon O'Sullivan, Joseph O'Connor, James O'Connor, Kinga Grunau, Elaine O'Connor at the Q14 gig in The Meadowlands Hotel on Friday. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Q14 Rock Crowd in The Meadowlands

March 23, 2015 at 12:16 pm Comments are Disabled

THE Tralee band behind the singles “Go Betty” and “Star Sign Boy” played a gig in The Meadowlands on Friday night. Q14 have been receiving a lot of airplay for their singles and they showcased more new material from their forthcoming debut album at the gig. Fans and family were […]

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New Nightclub To Open At Fabric Building

New Nightclub To Open At Fabric Building

March 23, 2015 at 10:32 am Comments are Disabled

IT’S coming back, apparently. Yes folks, a new nightclub is set to open at the old Fabric building on Godfrey Place, which will be good news for jobs and the club scene in town. Work is currently taking place at the building and they have advertised for bar staff (click here), but there is […]

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PHOTOS: Kerry Book Place In Division 2A Final After Win Over London

PHOTOS: Kerry Book Place In Division 2A Final After Win Over London

March 22, 2015 at 10:45 pm Comments are Disabled

  Mike O’Halloran was in Austin Stack Park to see a comprehensive win for Kerry that sets them up with a final appearance against Westmeath… Kerry 3-17 London 2-10 Kerry hurlers qualified for the final of Division 2A of the Allianz Hurling League with a well-earned win over London in Austin Stack […]

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Presentation Girls To Fly The Flag For Kerry At National Enterprise Awards

Presentation Girls To Fly The Flag For Kerry At National Enterprise Awards

March 22, 2015 at 10:57 am Comments are Disabled

TWO Tralee students will represent Kerry in the Social Media category at the National Student Enterprise Awards next month and they need your help to win. Lauren Kelly and Maria Daly, Transition Year students at Presentation Secondary School Tralee, founded ‘Instant Cuimhne’ back in October and the mini-company has really taken […]

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Presentation Secondary School students Sarah Gavaghan and Isabel O'Donoghue at the Kerry LEO Student Enterprise Awards at the ITT on Friday. Photo by Gavin O'Connor

PHOTOS: More From The Kerry LEO Student Enterprise Awards

March 22, 2015 at 9:44 am Comments are Disabled

YESTERDAY we told you about the winners of Kerry Local Enterprise Office (LEO) Student Enterprise awards held at the ITT on Friday (click here for previous story and photos). In total there was over 50 stands from schools all over the county with projects ranging from cookbooks to mobile accessories, entries embracing ever-changing technology and ones with a nod […]

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VIDEO: Meet The Stand-Ups At Tralee Comedy Night Next Month

VIDEO: Meet The Stand-Ups At Tralee Comedy Night Next Month

March 22, 2015 at 9:28 am Comments are Disabled

EARLIER this month, we told you about the upcoming Kerry Comedy Alternative Club night which takes place in The Abbey Inn on April 16 (click here for story). Now the girls at ‘Social Box TV’ have interviewed the man behind the night, Seamus Kelly (aka Frank Hicks) and some of the stand-ups who […]

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Roger Harty: Body Gratitude (Part Two)

Roger Harty: Body Gratitude (Part Two)

March 22, 2015 at 9:19 am Comments are Disabled

  I REMEMBER watching a film many years ago (for the life of me I can’t remember the name of it) but the gist of it was that a man lost a 50,000 dollar engagement ring only to discover that the young girl next door had found the said ring. When […]

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Councillor Terry O'Brien and Mayor of Tralee Jim Finucane with Miss O'Sullivans Holy Family National School sixth class, front from left: Terry O'Brien, Yuxi Mzhang, Niall Fitzmaurice, Matthew Brown and Eoin McDonald. Back: James O'Halloran, Brandon Ndebele, Liam McGee, Johnathan Kerry, Vincent Mulligan, Robert Kerins, Usman Butt and Michelle O'Sullivan. Photo by Gavin O'Connor.

Holy Family Pupils Produce Calendar Of Tralee Past And Present

March 21, 2015 at 11:41 am Comments are Disabled

SIXTH class Holy Family National School students are keeping in touch with the past while also trying to turn a profit. As part of a Junior Young Entrepreneur initiative, Miss O’Sullivan sixth class students have produced an events calendar – showing what’s coming up in the Kingdom – which shows of photos […]

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PREVIEW: How Will Your Club Fare In The County League 2015?

PREVIEW: How Will Your Club Fare In The County League 2015?

March 21, 2015 at 11:38 am Comments are Disabled

THIS weekend, the county league season gets underway with eight teams from the Tralee area looking to impress in 2015. Gavin O’Connor predicts how they’ll fare… Austin Stacks, Division 1 Opening game – Kilcummin (Away) Sunday March 29, 2pm. Season’s Key Man – Kieran Donaghy  Manager – Stephen Stack In what’s become a bit […]

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CBS The Green students Shane Foley, Killian O'Riordan, Eoin Greaney and Kieran Dwyer at the Kerry LEO Student Enterprise Awards at the ITT on Friday. Photo by Gavin O'Connor

PHOTOS: Teenagers Show Business Savvy At Annual Student Enterprise Awards

March 21, 2015 at 11:26 am Comments are Disabled

CASTLEGREGORY and Killorglin students were the big winners at this year’s County Final of the Kerry Local Enterprise Office Annual Student Enterprise Awards on Friday, in the Institute of Technology. Tralee schools’ entrants were among the incredible 58 mini-businesses set up by over 180 second level school students involved in the competition which promotes business idea development, structure, sourcing of finance, […]

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Rose Festival And County Council Nominated For National Tourism Awards

Rose Festival And County Council Nominated For National Tourism Awards

March 21, 2015 at 11:20 am Comments are Disabled

THE Rose of Tralee Festival has been nominated for an Irish Tourism Industry Award next month in the Best Festival/Event Experience Category. It’s one of four nominations, in various categories, for Kerry organisations at the ceremony which takes place on April 24 at the DoubleTree by Hilton Dublin. The Festival faces stiff […]

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Major Increase In Energy Efficiency Grants For Kerry Householders

Major Increase In Energy Efficiency Grants For Kerry Householders

March 21, 2015 at 11:18 am Comments are Disabled

  THE Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland (SEAI) has announced a boost in the level of grants available to Kerry householders who want to undertake energy efficiency improvements. The cash value of every grant available to householders under the Government’s Better Energy Homes scheme has been increased by between 25-50%. In […]

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Anti-Eviction Taskforce Protests At Tralee Court

Anti-Eviction Taskforce Protests At Tralee Court

March 21, 2015 at 11:15 am Comments are Disabled

  IF you were passing the courthouse on Thursday you may have seen people carrying a banner on the steps. It was part of a protest by a Kerry group, called the ‘Anti-Eviction Taskforce’, against the  repossession of people’s homes across the country. Barry McCarthy of the Anti-Eviction Taskforce, told TraleeToday.ie that […]

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Character Created By Abbeydorney Man’s Company To Feature On Stamp

Character Created By Abbeydorney Man’s Company To Feature On Stamp

March 20, 2015 at 3:35 pm Comments are Disabled

  A CHARACTER created by a former Tralee CBS student’s company is featured as part of a four stamp set that has been released today by An Post. John Rice, originally from Abbeydorney, who is the CEO of Jam Media will have the character ‘Roy’ from his 2009 animation featured on […]

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PHOTOS: What If Barack Obama Really Did Come For The Rose Of Tralee Festival?

PHOTOS: What If Barack Obama Really Did Come For The Rose Of Tralee Festival?

March 20, 2015 at 12:45 pm Comments are Disabled

Our Rose Of Tralee, Maria Walsh, used her invitation to the White House on St Patrick’s Day as an opportunity to invite the US President to Tralee to the Festival. What if he took up the offer. Here’s a few suggestions for Mr Obama.. 1. The obvious first port of call… Barack Obama […]

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Lixnaw Woman Vies For DIT Student Designer Of The Year Award

Lixnaw Woman Vies For DIT Student Designer Of The Year Award

March 20, 2015 at 12:27 pm Comments are Disabled

A LIXNAW woman is amongst 22 students competing at the semi final of Vodafone DIT student designer of the year awards on March 24 in Smock Alley. The DIT Fashion Society announced that Nuala McCarthy from the north Kerry village has been shortlisted for her design entitled “Clash of Culture” for the semi […]

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PHOTOS: Irish Air Corps Take Stunning Photos Of Kerry Coastline

PHOTOS: Irish Air Corps Take Stunning Photos Of Kerry Coastline

March 20, 2015 at 12:09 pm 2 comments

WE’VE brought you drone footage of our wonderful coastline in the last couple of weeks, but now our defence forces have come up with more great shots. We recently stumbled across some absolutely breathtaking photos that had been taken over the last year by the Irish Air Corps. The photos feature landmarks from […]

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