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Local Man Wins Traveller Pride Award

Local Man Wins Traveller Pride Award

May 20, 2014 at 7:19 am Comments are Disabled

A TRALEE man has won the Culture section of the National Traveller Pride Awards. The win, for 20-year-old Martin Mahon of Meadowlands Estate, follows on from the success of Savannah McCarthy from Listowel in the Youth section of the awards last year. “I found out about two weeks ago that I won,” said […]

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Orlagh Winters: C’mon Guys, Let’s See The Style!

Orlagh Winters: C’mon Guys, Let’s See The Style!

May 20, 2014 at 7:18 am Comments are Disabled

Everyone is crazy ‘bout a sharp dressed man…..! As a nation, our men would not be known as hugely stylish unlike say the French or the Italian. This could be true for lots of men who think that it is completely acceptable to wear the same style jeans, suits or […]

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Sport: GAA Weekend Roundup

Sport: GAA Weekend Roundup

May 19, 2014 at 2:59 pm Comments are Disabled

Round five of the county league took place over the weekend in which there were five Tralee area sides in action with only one side victorious. Here is our GAA Weekend Round-up. Saturday County League Division 1 Waterville 0-15 Kerins O’Rahillys 2-9 (Report from Kerins O’Rahilly’s Notes) The blues made the […]

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Video: Former Rockie In Clip That Goes Viral

Video: Former Rockie In Clip That Goes Viral

May 19, 2014 at 2:44 pm Comments are Disabled

FORMER Austin Stacks player Mike Finn has unwittingly found himself part of a Youtube video that has gone viral around the globe. In the video Mike, an Australian Rules player, is being interviewed on a football field (still wearing the black and amber). In the background, a man carrying a child tries to […]

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Gilmore Happy To Be Back In Tralee

Gilmore Happy To Be Back In Tralee

May 19, 2014 at 2:01 pm Comments are Disabled

TANAISTE Eamon Gilmore enjoyed a brief visit to town on Friday morning to meet with the local Labour candidates. The Labour leader is no stranger to the town having spent years here in the late 1970s/early 80s as secretary of the ITGWU (now SIPTU). He went for a coffee in […]

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Mairead Cremins (Sandra's Hair Salon), Jennifer Savage (Friends of Kerry General Hospital), Grace Kennelly (John F Maguire's Pharmacy) and Siobhan Clifford (Siamsa Tire) at the Ballyroe Heights Hotel for their interviews on Sunday morning. Photo by Gavin O'Connor

Final Preparations For Rose Hopefuls

May 19, 2014 at 11:11 am Comments are Disabled

THE Kerry Rose contestants were in Ballyroe Heights Hotel yesterday to take part in their individual interviews before the selection night which takes place this Friday at the same venue. It’s been a hectic few weeks for the ladies which has seen them take part in a whistle stop tour around the […]

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Tralee Musical Society ‘AIMS’ For Success

Tralee Musical Society ‘AIMS’ For Success

May 19, 2014 at 9:20 am Comments are Disabled

THERE were celebrations in town on Sunday when Tralee Musical Society got word they had been nominated five times in the Association of Irish Musical Awards (AIMS) this year. The award nominations are in Best Overall, Best Male Singer – Alan Teahan, Best Actress – Janna Foley, Best Technical and Best Ensemble for […]

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Mary O’Donnell: Chic Treats From An Irish Company

Mary O’Donnell: Chic Treats From An Irish Company

May 19, 2014 at 8:12 am Comments are Disabled

A GREAT idea from a new Irish company is Chic Treat Club. So what happens? You subscribe to a monthly surprise beauty gift box. What I love is this beautiful box is that it arrives with five beauty goodies each month, valued at more than your subscription. Since its launch […]

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Nathan Carter To Play The Dome In August

Nathan Carter To Play The Dome In August

May 18, 2014 at 2:23 pm Comments are Disabled

COUNTRY superstar, Nathan Carter, returns to Tralee for one night only this August. The ‘Wagon Wheel’ singer played to one of the biggest crowds seen on the streets of Tralee in years last August. Thousands of people thronged Denny Street on the Monday night of the Festival in 2013 and now he […]

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Grace McCannon who made her First Holy Communion at St John's Church on Saturday morning, with parents Trina Wallace and Padraig McCannon, and brother Padriag McCannon Jnr. Photo by Dermot Crean

Photos: First Communion Day For Moyderwell And Holy Family Pupils

May 18, 2014 at 11:15 am Comments are Disabled

THE weather smiled on the pupils of Holy Family and Moyderwell primary schools on Saturday morning as they celebrated their First Holy Communion. The Moyderwell pupils received the sacrament in St John’s while Our Lady and St Brendan’s Church  played host to the Holy Family children. Principal of Holy Family, […]

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Review: Black Keys Get The Blues

Review: Black Keys Get The Blues

May 18, 2014 at 9:43 am Comments are Disabled

The Black Keys – ‘Turn Blue’ By Zach Buggy 2011 saw the release of The Black Keys’ seventh album, the acclaimed El Camino – 11 in-your-face hits with serious seventies flair. This led to the duo of Dan Auerbach and Patrick Carney picking up three Grammys, including Best Album. Despite […]

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Volunteers Honoured At The Wetlands

Volunteers Honoured At The Wetlands

May 18, 2014 at 9:25 am Comments are Disabled

AROUND 30 people from around Tralee were honoured for their volunteer work on Friday morning at the Tralee Wetlands. The event was a Valuing Volunteer Coffee Morning organised by the Kerry Volunteer Centre to mark National Volunteer Week which is running from May 12 to May 18. Those present enjoyed an al fresco […]

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Roger Harty: There’s No Point In Worrying

Roger Harty: There’s No Point In Worrying

May 17, 2014 at 9:05 am Comments are Disabled

Roger Harty asks ‘what’s the point in worrying?’ I was walking down Denny St Tralee recently and I met a friend of mine and stopped for a chat. She was worried about her daughter who had just emigrated to Perth, Australia and she was very concerned about how she was getting […]

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Photos: Celebration Day For Presentation Class Of 2014

Photos: Celebration Day For Presentation Class Of 2014

May 17, 2014 at 9:01 am Comments are Disabled

IT was a special day for over 130 Presentation girls on Friday as they celebrated their graduation after, 1,825 days in the school. Hundreds of students, parents, siblings and friends attended the ceremony in St John’s Church for a Mass followed by speeches from Principal Sheila Pontillo, Chairman of the […]

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Out To Lunch: Gally’s Bar And Restaurant

Out To Lunch: Gally’s Bar And Restaurant

May 17, 2014 at 8:58 am 1 comment

Gally’s Bar And Restaurant, Castlemaine Road IT’S funny how you forget about some places. Not too long ago I was travelling to Killorglin and on leaving town, looking to my left, I realised I hadn’t set foot in Gally’s for over six years. I righted that wrong this week when I had […]

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Park Under 16 players Carl Mullins, Fergal Ryan, Alan McElligott, John Carroll getting a cut from, standing, Ann Fenix, Margaret Vesey and Darryl Vesey. At the back is Joe Vesey and customer Pat McTigue. Photo by Dermot Crean

Park Have The Cutting Edge For Sunday

May 17, 2014 at 8:54 am Comments are Disabled

By Dermot Crean THE Park lads could have the cutting edge on the opposition this weekend after a trip to Claude Monte in The Square. The Under 16 team are the first Kerry team to play in an ‘A’ level National Cup final when they travel to Dublin to face St […]

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Student Danielle Swanser in front of her work at the It Tralee Post Graduate Exhibition at the Ashe memorial Hall. Photo by Gavin O'Connor.

ITT Multimedia Students Showcase Their Work

May 16, 2014 at 11:45 am Comments are Disabled

THE Ashe Memorial Hall was a hive of activity Thursday night as ITT Multimedia Graduate and Postgraduate students got a chance to showcase their works to the public. There was a wide array of work on display to excite the senses from the more accessible to the abstract. One such […]

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Tralee Firm Sponsors Golf Classic

Tralee Firm Sponsors Golf Classic

May 16, 2014 at 11:06 am Comments are Disabled

TRALEE-BASED firm, Timothy & O’Connor Accountants and Business Advisors, have announced their sponsorship of Kilcummin GAA Annual Golf Classic Event to be held on Saturday June 21 at Beaufort Golf Club. The TOC Accountants Kilcummin GAA Golf Classic will raise much needed funds towards the development of a new pitch at the […]

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Mounthawk Rotarians Raise Funds For Three Charities

Mounthawk Rotarians Raise Funds For Three Charities

May 16, 2014 at 9:53 am Comments are Disabled

CIVIC-MINDED students from Mounthawk raised over €600 for charities and presented the cheques on Friday morning. The Interact Club, part of the Junior Rotary Club took part in a bake sale and a fun day in the Square and raised the money for Recovery Haven, Care4Kids and the KSPCA. “It’s events […]

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The Tralee Tidy Towns volunteers in Ashe Street about to start their clean up, Front from left: Greta O'Rourke, Joan O'Regan, Paula Duggen, Back row from left: Billy Baker and Marco Must. Photo by Gavin O'Connor.

Just Five Volunteers Attend Tidy Towns Clean-Up

May 16, 2014 at 9:29 am Comments are Disabled

ONLY FIVE volunteers turned up for this week’s Tidy Towns clean-up in town and the message was clear from volunteers: ‘we need more people to help’. “We’ve six 0r seven people coming out on average. We badly need more volunteers because we wouldn’t have to do it as often if […]

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Sport: Weekend GAA Preview

Sport: Weekend GAA Preview

May 16, 2014 at 7:24 am Comments are Disabled

IT’S all league action this weekend after a disappointing last few weeks in the Club Championship for Tralee area sides. Saturday, 7pm County SFL Division 1 Waterville v Kerins O’Rahily’s The Strand Road side make the trip down south after consolidating their position on top of Division 1 with a […]

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So Who Are The Kerry Rose Contestants?

So Who Are The Kerry Rose Contestants?

May 16, 2014 at 7:23 am Comments are Disabled

Meet the Kerry Rose hopefuls who will vie for the honour of representing the county at the Rose of Tralee International Festival in August. The selection night takes place in the Ballyroe Heights Hotel on Friday, May 23. Linda Byrne – Sponsored by CH The Mall, Tralee Linda lives and […]

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Slight Recovery In Tralee Property Market This Year

Slight Recovery In Tralee Property Market This Year

May 15, 2014 at 2:45 pm Comments are Disabled

By Dermot Crean THERE is a shortage of detached family homes, while housing rents are on the increase in town, according to a Tralee auctioneer. A recent survey from myhome.ie found that there was a 22 per cent rise in house sales in the Tralee area last year and Paul […]

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Stacks U14 Boys Win County Title

Stacks U14 Boys Win County Title

May 15, 2014 at 11:33 am Comments are Disabled

Lee Strand Boys Under 14 Division 1 County Football League Final Austin Stacks 2-12 Churchill 0-7 The Rockies Under 14 side took the honours  in this county final held on Wednesday night at St Pat’s, Blennerville. This match was much closer than the scoreline might suggest. Two talented teams played some […]

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Gary Keane

Like A Fire: Songs In The Key Of Life

May 15, 2014 at 10:51 am 1 comment

Tralee singer/songwriter, Gary Keane, aka ‘Like A Fire’, picks the soundtrack that shaped his musical outlook… Glenn Miller Band – In The Mood If I had to think of one of my earliest songs in memory,  it would have to be Glenn Miller’s ‘In The Mood’ when I was around nine. […]

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10 Signs You Grew Up Going To The Aqua Dome

10 Signs You Grew Up Going To The Aqua Dome

May 14, 2014 at 12:57 pm Comments are Disabled

As the Aqua Dome celebrates its 20th anniversary, Gavin O’Connor, looks back at 10 things people of a certain age remember about the waterpark… 1. Trying to avoid lifeguards as you sought to drag a few more minutes, or even hours, out of your splash time. 2. Chilling in the jacuzzis for clandestine meetings […]

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Cosmetics counter staff from Debenhams, Mary Kelliher, Aisleen O'Connell, Jackie Kelliher, Noranne Gleeson, Sarah Bermingham and Grace McNamara at the Debenhams Customer Event on Tuesday night. Photo by Dermot Crean

Gala Night At Debenhams

May 14, 2014 at 10:26 am Comments are Disabled

DEBENHAMS held a cosmetics gala evening on Tuesday evening where one lady enjoyed a full makeover. “Tickets for the event were €5, customers who purchased a ticket received €5 off their purchases, free goody bag and entry to a draw for a cosmetic hamper worth over €500,” said Liz Murphy of Debenhams. […]

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Michelle Walsh and Joanie McAuliffe of Tralee Bay Wetlands with the Red Criss Bear at the Tralee Chamber Alliance Business Expo at the Fels Point Hotel on Tuesday. Photo by Dermot Crean

Photos: Businesses Network At Tralee Expo

May 14, 2014 at 9:51 am Comments are Disabled

THERE were over 50 businesses showing their wares at the Fels Point Hotel on Tuesday for the inaugural Tralee Chamber Alliance Business Expo. While the crowds were not as big as expected at this free event, it was a chance for businesses present to network, swap ideas and get to know each […]

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Aqua Dome Celebrates 20th Anniversary

Aqua Dome Celebrates 20th Anniversary

May 14, 2014 at 9:09 am Comments are Disabled

FROM giving a job to a Bishop to splashing about with a Hollywood heart-throb to hosting an amazing three million customers, it’s been an eventful 20 years for the Aqua Dome. The famous attraction celebrated the two decades in operation on Wednesday and since it opened it has played a major role in […]

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Mary O’Donnell: Celia’s Secret To A Great Figure

Mary O’Donnell: Celia’s Secret To A Great Figure

May 13, 2014 at 8:37 am Comments are Disabled

LAST Friday night, Clarins had a customer evening in CH Chemist with the Celia Holman Lee and Siobhan O’Mahony. Celia was looking amazing with a dress from MacBees and with a figure to die for. I asked her what was the secret. She told me walking and doing a few […]

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