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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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Action from the match on Saturday between Kerins O'Rahilly's and Legion in Killarney. Photo by Dermot Crean

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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Ballybunion Golf Club’s Old Course Greens To Get €1.5m Makeover

Ballybunion Golf Club’s Old Course Greens To Get €1.5m Makeover

March 20, 2015 at 11:59 am Comments are Disabled

MANY Tralee people who enjoy golfing in Ballybunion will see some big changes to the greens by this time next year. Almost 300 members attending a Special General Meeting at Ballybunion Golf Club on Thursday night voted on a proposal by the club’s Management Committee to strip all eighteen greens on the famous […]

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PHOTOS: Tralee Reacts To ‘That’ Solar Eclipse On Social Media

PHOTOS: Tralee Reacts To ‘That’ Solar Eclipse On Social Media

March 20, 2015 at 11:40 am Comments are Disabled

WELL, that was a bit of an anti-climax. The much-anticipated ‘Solar Eclipse’ that had dominated the column inches of every newspaper, the airwaves and sent social media into a spin over the last week has come and gone in Tralee and was like a particularly dull spring morning. It was drizzly and the cloud […]

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The Wailing Wall: A Great Day, In A Great Town, With Great People

The Wailing Wall: A Great Day, In A Great Town, With Great People

March 20, 2015 at 10:47 am Comments are Disabled

Johnnie Wall, who helped organise the parade on Tuesday, reflects on a wonderful St Patrick’s Day in Tralee… Tralee was buzzing on March 17, the centrepiece of our celebrations was the St Patrick’s Day Parade and the surprisingly good weather (the luck of the Irish no doubt) added to the […]

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AUDIO: Linguistics Expert Travels Country Comparing Accents…Including Kerry’s

AUDIO: Linguistics Expert Travels Country Comparing Accents…Including Kerry’s

March 20, 2015 at 10:40 am Comments are Disabled

AFTER recently being called the ‘jewel in the Irish accent crown’ (click here), we’ve come across another accent-related story. In his quest to study the different accents and regional dialects of those in our fair country, one Raymond Hickey travelled around to all 32 counties and recorded people from both an urban […]

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Tralee Woman To Appear On ‘Don’t Tell The Bride’ Tonight

Tralee Woman To Appear On ‘Don’t Tell The Bride’ Tonight

March 19, 2015 at 2:27 pm Comments are Disabled

  A FORMER student of Presentation Secondary School will be seen entering into a civil partnership in a casino tonight on the hit RTÉ show ‘Don’t Tell The Bride’. The show, which will air at 9pm on RTE2, will feature Nora Dennehy, originally from Hawley Park, and her partner Katriona Hourihan who entered […]

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VIDEO/PHOTOS: Meet The Contestants In Miss Kerry 2015

VIDEO/PHOTOS: Meet The Contestants In Miss Kerry 2015

March 19, 2015 at 12:41 pm Comments are Disabled

TRALEE ladies are among the 25 participants in this year’s Miss Kerry contest which takes place next month. Kerry star James O’Donoghue will have a tough job as one of the judges in the Killarney Plaza Hotel on Saturday, April 4, where Radio Kerry’s Brendan Fuller will be the MC for […]

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VIDEO: ‘Social Box TV’ Asks People In Tralee What It Means To Be Irish

VIDEO: ‘Social Box TV’ Asks People In Tralee What It Means To Be Irish

March 19, 2015 at 11:14 am Comments are Disabled

THE good people over at ‘Social Box TV’ have uploaded another video to their YouTube channel, this time asking the people of Tralee the question ‘Why Are You Proud To Be Irish?’ While the rest of us were either watching the parade with the little ones, marching with our groups/organisations […]

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NEWS FEATURE: Vital Bus Service Is ‘Better Than Any Therapy’

NEWS FEATURE: Vital Bus Service Is ‘Better Than Any Therapy’

March 19, 2015 at 11:10 am 1 comment

TraleeToday.ie’s Fergus Dennehy travelled on the Kerry Cork Health Link Bus this week and spoke to people for whom the service is vital for many reasons… MONDAY morning. It’s 7.45am, the air is cold and the eyes are sleepy as I wait near McDonald’s in Rathass for the arrival of a service that, until […]

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Darragh To Step Down As Cork U21s Make It Five In A Row Against Kerry

Darragh To Step Down As Cork U21s Make It Five In A Row Against Kerry

March 19, 2015 at 11:00 am Comments are Disabled

  U21 Munster Championship Semi Final, Páirc Uí Rinn Cork 1-12 Kerry 1-9 FOR the fifth consecutive year Kerry have been beaten by Cork in the Munster U21 championship. In a tight game, Kerry were only a point behind going into the final ten minutes, but the Leesiders more physical side finished […]

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Tadhg Kennelly Inducted Into Sydney Swans Hall Of Fame

Tadhg Kennelly Inducted Into Sydney Swans Hall Of Fame

March 19, 2015 at 9:48 am Comments are Disabled

AS if he hasn’t enough accolades! The great Tadhg Kennelly received yet another honour on Wednesday night when he was inducted into the Sydney Swans’ Hall of Fame. In front of a crowd of more than 650 guests at Sydney’s The Star Event Centre, the Listowel man, who won a […]

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PHOTOS: #Tralee On Social Media – St Patrick’s Day Special

PHOTOS: #Tralee On Social Media – St Patrick’s Day Special

March 18, 2015 at 2:44 pm Comments are Disabled

  THE weather was perfect for a great St Patrick’s day in Tralee. Here is what people from were posting up on social media while celebrations were in full swing This little guy and his pooch went green for the day. If you’re going to do it, why not go […]

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PHOTOS: More Colour From The St Patrick’s Day Parade In Tralee

PHOTOS: More Colour From The St Patrick’s Day Parade In Tralee

March 18, 2015 at 2:40 pm 1 comment

THOUSANDS lined the streets to watch the parade yesterday where the theme was ‘Active Tralee’. Sports and fitness clubs were out in force for the event along with many other community groups. It was a fantastic day for it and we were there to capture the atmosphere (click here for […]

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Higgins Waste

Pay By Weight System To Transform Waste Collection In Tralee

March 18, 2015 at 12:40 pm 2 comments

A NEW pay by weight bin collection system is set to come into play in Tralee on April 13. Due to EU regulations and government policy, Higgins Waste who have the contract for bin collection services in Tralee, are introducing what they term a ‘Weigh Less – Pay Less’ system. Letters have been […]

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Kerry Right2Water Put On Buses For Dublin Protest

Kerry Right2Water Put On Buses For Dublin Protest

March 18, 2015 at 12:33 pm Comments are Disabled

  A MAJOR anti-water charges protest will take place on this Saturday, March 21 in Dublin and Kerry Right2water will lay on buses from Tralee. The protest is being put on to mark the first Irish Water bills to be sent on April 1. Buses will be leaving Killarney at 7am and […]

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Claire O'Conner of Manna Organic Store at the fitness expo in the Fels Point Hotel on Saturday. Photo by Oscar Brophy

PHOTOS: Health, Fitness And Beauty Expo Held In Fels Point

March 18, 2015 at 11:30 am 1 comment

  BUSINESSES from all over the county took stands at the Kerry Health, Fitness and Beauty Expo in the Fels Point Hotel on Saturday. Billed as the first expo of its kind in Kerry, there were over 60 exhibitors on the day with numerous demonstrations and workshops. Linda Flanagan of Zumba Salsa Kerry who held […]

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Aaron Hutchinson and Michal Wagner of the KDYS Live Band Project

Live Band Project Provides Space For Teens To Grow Musically

March 18, 2015 at 10:49 am 1 comment

  DEEP in the heart of the KDYS building on Denny Street, behind a locked door, in what may very well once have been a broom cupboard is a cluttered room. It’s edges are lined with drums, gituars, keyboards, amps, mics, cables and boxes of precussion instruments. Behind a little […]

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Orlagh Winters: I Love It When Karma Strikes People Who Park Illegally In Disabled Spaces

Orlagh Winters: I Love It When Karma Strikes People Who Park Illegally In Disabled Spaces

March 18, 2015 at 10:46 am Comments are Disabled

UNDER normal circumstances I hate to see people getting parking tickets, especially when the case is a few minutes over the metered time. This is usually the case with me as I never remember to tear the time off my parking disc thus having a reminder when my time is […]

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Zoe’s World: Why You Should Cherish Your Mom

Zoe’s World: Why You Should Cherish Your Mom

March 18, 2015 at 10:20 am Comments are Disabled

I KNOW that I am a little late on the whole dedication to my mom, as mother’s day has been and gone, but I feel like we should be just as mushy with our moms on a daily basis, so I am just going to go with it. A girl said […]

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VIDEO/PHOTOS: Highlights Of CBS v The Sem In The Frewen Cup Final

VIDEO/PHOTOS: Highlights Of CBS v The Sem In The Frewen Cup Final

March 17, 2015 at 9:32 pm Comments are Disabled

EARLIER we brought you a report on the St Brendan’s College, Killarney, against CBS The Green Frewen Cup final which took place on Monday. The Tralee side came up short as a result of a late rally by The Sem (see earlier match report here). Well the progressive people at […]

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VIDEO/PHOTOS: Thousands Enjoy St Patrick’s Day Parade In Glorious Sunshine

VIDEO/PHOTOS: Thousands Enjoy St Patrick’s Day Parade In Glorious Sunshine

March 17, 2015 at 4:54 pm Comments are Disabled

WELL it couldn’t have been a better day now, could it? Thousands of people turned out in the glorious sunshine in Tralee to watch the annual St Patrick’s Day parade in what many described as one of the biggest crowds ever for the March event. Starting just after noon, there […]

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