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Killerisk Residents To Finally Get New Pedestrian Crossing

Killerisk Residents To Finally Get New Pedestrian Crossing

September 8, 2015 at 3:22 pm Comments are Disabled

COUNCILLORS from the Tralee area are to use their Councillors Allocation to fund a new pedestrian crossing on the Killerisk Road. The issue has been brought up a number of times over the past couple of years and Cllr Norma Foley (FF) again raised it at this month’s meeting of the […]

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Charity Campaigners Warn Public Against Fake Door To Door Collectors

Charity Campaigners Warn Public Against Fake Door To Door Collectors

September 8, 2015 at 2:02 pm Comments are Disabled

ORGANISERS of a charity collection campaign being run around Kerry for the refugees in Greece are warning the public about fake collectors calling to doors on their behalf (see previous story here) The group behind the ‘Help For Humans-Kerry Ireland’ collection campaign have contacted us here at TraleeToday.ie to reiterate that they do […]

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Tralee’s Social Box TV Shortlisted For National Blog Award

Tralee’s Social Box TV Shortlisted For National Blog Award

September 8, 2015 at 11:36 am Comments are Disabled

THE talented team over at Social Box TV have recently seen their hard work and dedication pay off after they been nominated and shortlisted for The Blog Awards Ireland 2015. Secondary school students, Leanne Hanafin and Lucy Foley, are the brains behind the Tralee-based YouTube channel and website and who have been […]

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Abbeydorney To Be The Venue For The County Hurling Final

Abbeydorney To Be The Venue For The County Hurling Final

September 8, 2015 at 11:25 am Comments are Disabled

  ABBEYDORNEY will be the venue for this year’s Kerry hurling showpiece, the Garveys Supervalu County Senior Hurling Championship final. The Kerry GAA website broke the news yesterday that the county CCC has decided that Abbeydorney will host the match between St Brendans and Kilmoyley to be played on September 27. No curtain raiser […]

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Orlagh Winters: We Need To Learn How To Take (And Give) A Compliment

Orlagh Winters: We Need To Learn How To Take (And Give) A Compliment

September 8, 2015 at 10:45 am Comments are Disabled

WHY is it that we as a nation find it so difficult to take a compliment? This is particularly true when it comes to us ladies. How often have you heard yourself or others say when they are told that they are looking well, the response is “God I don’t […]

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Tralee Man Conquers The Mammoth 200km Kerry Way Ultra Marathon

Tralee Man Conquers The Mammoth 200km Kerry Way Ultra Marathon

September 8, 2015 at 10:45 am Comments are Disabled

ONE Tralee man has certainly earned the right to put his feet up over the next few days/weeks/months after he completed the gargantuan challenge that is the 200km Kerry Way Ultra Marathon. Terence O’Connor, who is a member of the local Born To Run Tralee Marathon Club, completed the run […]

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Local Groups Get Over €22,000 In Community Funding From Council

Local Groups Get Over €22,000 In Community Funding From Council

September 8, 2015 at 10:22 am Comments are Disabled

OVER €22,000 in Community Funding was approved by the Tralee Municipal District of Kerry County Council on Monday, for nine projects submitted after the closing date for applications. In all, €253,000 is available to the Tralee Municipal District from the Community Fund, with €25,000 retained for the Christmas Lights in […]

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PHOTOS/REPORT: Kerry Minors Secure Four In A Row All-Ireland Titles

PHOTOS/REPORT: Kerry Minors Secure Four In A Row All-Ireland Titles

September 7, 2015 at 5:10 pm Comments are Disabled

Mike O’Halloran was at the Gaelic Grounds in Limerick on Saturday to see the Kerry minor hurlers win an incredible four in a row of B titles… Kerry 6-17 Roscommon 1-7 One of the best Kerry minor hurling teams ever to wear the Kerry jersey, blew away the challenge presented […]

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Gardaí Appeal For Information After Car Window Smashed

Gardaí Appeal For Information After Car Window Smashed

September 7, 2015 at 4:28 pm Comments are Disabled

GARDAÍ in Tralee are looking for information after an incident in town last week. Sometime on Monday night/Tuesday morning of last week, the passenger window of a car was smashed in the Edward Street area. Nothing was taken from the vehicle in the incident, but Gardaí are asking if anyone saw […]

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Kerry Fire Brigade Service Reports Nearly 700 Incidents In First Seven Months Of 2015

Kerry Fire Brigade Service Reports Nearly 700 Incidents In First Seven Months Of 2015

September 7, 2015 at 4:14 pm Comments are Disabled

  THERE were 692 incidents relating to Kerry’s Fire Brigade Service up to the end of July this year. This is according to the Emergency Services Report revealed at the September meeting of Tralee Municipal District of Kerry County Council on Monday. This number is up on the same period last […]

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Social Welfare

Increase In Tralee Unemployment Figures In August

September 7, 2015 at 10:08 am Comments are Disabled

  THERE was a slight increase in the number of people signing on in August according to the latest Live Register figures. They show that 5,713 people signed on in August, compared to 5,701 in July. Meanwhile the number signing on in Kerry is just under 12,300 with decreases across […]

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Paudie O'Connor and Cillian O'Shea, Dromid, with Colm Cooper at the Kerry GAA open day at Fitzgerald Stadium on Sunday. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Fantastic Day For Kerry Supporters As They Meet Their Heroes

September 7, 2015 at 9:20 am Comments are Disabled

IT really was a special day in Killarney on Sunday for Kerry fans. A huge crowd of fans gathered in glorious sunshine at Fitzgerald Stadium to meet the Kerry players in advance of the All-Ireland final in two weeks time. Star players Colm Cooper, Kieran Donaghy and others spent over an […]

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Mary Gardiner, Teresa O'Brien, Una Lynch, Brenda Doody, Therese Greaney, Andrea O'Donoghue and Caroline O'Sullivan at the St Pat's GAA family fun day on Sunday. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: A Family Fun Day To Remember At St Pat’s GAA Club

September 7, 2015 at 9:20 am Comments are Disabled

IT was another special day for St Pat’s GAA Club on Sunday as their family fun day was well supported. The day started with the second Tony O’Donoghue memorial walk at 12 noon followed by great fun and games at the GAA grounds. “It’s an annual event now,” said Andrea […]

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Kerry Health Fitness and Beauty Expo at the Fels Point Hotel on Sunday. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Beauty, Health And Fitness Expo At The Fels Point Hotel

September 7, 2015 at 9:19 am Comments are Disabled

THE Fels Point Hotel was the location for the Kerry Health, Beauty and Fitness Expo on Sunday. There were over 30 stands at the expo displaying their wares in all areas of the beauty, health and fitness industry. “It’s basically to tell people what’s available in the industry around Kerry,” […]

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Lea Turner and Poppy Hillis at the Tralee Rowing Club Open Day on Sunday. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Rowing Club Holds Open Day At Canal Base

September 7, 2015 at 9:18 am Comments are Disabled

  TRALEE Rowing Club held an open day at their base by the canal on Sunday. Members were on hand to give tips to new arrivals on the basics of the sport which is growing all around the county. It was a great day with refreshments served and a chance […]

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Stacey O'Mahony, Catherine McCormick and Elaine Costello enjoy the Mitchels GAA Club night at the dogs on Saturday night. Photo by Fergus Dennehy.

PHOTOS: John Mitchels Faithful Enjoy Night At The Dogs

September 6, 2015 at 10:17 am Comments are Disabled

THERE was a great showing from the Boherbee faithful on Saturday night at a major fundraiser for the John Mitchels club. The Kingdom Greyhound Stadium was the venue for the ‘Show me the Bunnny’ night to help support all juvenile activity at the club. There was a “Buster” race prize fund of €500 […]

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at the Fashion Soiree in the Manor West Hotel on Friday night. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: More Style From The Fashion Soirée At The Manor West Hotel

September 6, 2015 at 10:16 am Comments are Disabled

THE Fashion Soirée at the Manor West Hotel was a  great success on Friday night (see here for previous story). Ladies enjoyed fashion tips for Listowel ladies day as well as exclusive looks at the autumn/winter collections from top Kerry designers. The Best Dressed Lady prize was won by Jennifer […]

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Tralee-Based Businesswoman Encourages Women To Apply For ACORNS Programme

Tralee-Based Businesswoman Encourages Women To Apply For ACORNS Programme

September 6, 2015 at 10:16 am Comments are Disabled

  A TRALEE-BASED entrepreneur is encouraging women to apply for a programme aimed at early stage rural based entrepreneurs. Caroline McEnery of the HR Suite is one of six Lead Entrepreneurs for the ACORNS programme looking for 50 rural start-up female-led businesses. ACORNS – Accelerating the Creation Of Rural Nascent Start-ups […]

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03.09.2015
2fm presenter Eoghan McDermott and TV presenter Diana Bunici, both supporters of the People of the Year awards, pictured in Connolly Station, Dublin making the final call for the public to get their nominations in for the 2015 People of the Year Awards before the 14th September closing date. Nominations for everyday heroes such as family, friends, work colleagues or neighbours, – those ordinary people who have done extraordinary things over the last year –  can be made on www.peopleoftheyear.com or on via the nominations app on www.facebook.com/PeopleOfTheYearAwards Pic. Robbie Reynolds

Do You Know Somebody Deserving Of A People Of The Year Award?

September 6, 2015 at 10:15 am Comments are Disabled

  KERRY people are being asked to get their nominations in for the People of the Year Awards before the deadline on Monday, September 14. 2fm Radio Presenter Eoghan McDermott and TV Presenter Diana Bunici, both supporters of the People of the Year Awards, today made a final call for the […]

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Galway Man Reaches Kerry As Part Of His 2500km Fundraising Walk Around Ireland

Galway Man Reaches Kerry As Part Of His 2500km Fundraising Walk Around Ireland

September 6, 2015 at 10:15 am Comments are Disabled

  A GALWAY man, who is currently on a huge 2500km fundraising walk all around the coast of Ireland, is in Kerry as part of his trek and will be seeking to spread awareness and raise much needed funds for the Irish Heart and Lung Transplant Association. Ron Cummins, from Salthill, […]

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Roger Harty: Everyone Is Equal

Roger Harty: Everyone Is Equal

September 6, 2015 at 10:14 am Comments are Disabled

  I REMEMBER reading for the first time about the Dalai Lama that when he meets someone all he sees are two eyes and a brain. The reason behind this practice (and believe me it must be practiced) is that he sees the beauty in everyone and everything and remains non-judgmental. […]

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Duagh Man Records Kerry GAA Song For Cancer Support Group

Duagh Man Records Kerry GAA Song For Cancer Support Group

September 5, 2015 at 9:59 am Comments are Disabled

A DUAGH man is hoping to raise funds for a cancer support charity with a song cheering on Kerry in the All-Ireland final. Johnny Lane is releasing the song ‘Wrapped in Green and Gold’ on CD with all proceeds from any sales going straight towards the Cúnamh Cancer Support Group in the […]

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Minister To Launch Local Woman’s New Book To Find Your Kerry Ancestors

Minister To Launch Local Woman’s New Book To Find Your Kerry Ancestors

September 5, 2015 at 9:54 am Comments are Disabled

A LISTOWEL native is gearing up for a very momentous day at the Kerry County Library this coming Monday September 7 when her second book entitled ‘Finding Your Ancestors In Kerry’ is launched. Kay Caball, who lived in town at Day Place for many years, will be joined by Minister Jimmy Deenihan […]

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at the Fashion Soiree in the Manor West Hotel on Friday night. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Ladies Enjoy Style Tips For The Races At Fashion Soirée

September 5, 2015 at 9:53 am Comments are Disabled

IT was a night of style, fun and great fashion tips as ladies from all over the county came to the Manor West Hotel for a ‘Fashion Soirée’ ahead of the Listowel Races Ladies Day. MC’ed by TraleeToday.ie columnist and fashion expert, Orlagh Winters, the night featured the latest style in Ladies […]

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Tralee Park Run Organisers Looking To Encourage Locals As Part Of Week Of Sport

September 5, 2015 at 9:53 am Comments are Disabled

  THE Tralee Park Run team, who organise the free 5km walk/runs/jogs in the town park every weekend are currently gearing up to hold a different sort of run on Saturday, September 12. As part of the European Week of Sport, which is taking place all around the continent from September […]

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The Irish Cancer Society Looks For Kerry Women To Run Fundraising Mini Marathons

The Irish Cancer Society Looks For Kerry Women To Run Fundraising Mini Marathons

September 5, 2015 at 9:51 am Comments are Disabled

  THE Irish Cancer Society is calling on women all around Kerry to sign up in the name of the society for one or more the mini-marathons that will soon be taking place all around Munster. Those who are participating in one of the upcoming mini-marathons can join the society’s […]

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Mitchels In Focus: Q&A With Fergus O’Connor

Mitchels In Focus: Q&A With Fergus O’Connor

September 5, 2015 at 9:50 am Comments are Disabled

  Stephen Brosnan talks to Fergus O’Connor about his time in John Mitchel’s GAA Club… Player Profile: Fergus O’Connor, Senior John Mitchel’s Player From/To: 1994 – 2011 Player Position: Mid-Field, Full Back, Centre Half Back Honours Won: Kerry, All Ireland Minor Title 1994 (Q): What is your greatest accomplishment as a Mitchel’s player? […]

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Elysha Charms Nation On ‘The Late Late’ And Wins A Car For Tralee Woman

Elysha Charms Nation On ‘The Late Late’ And Wins A Car For Tralee Woman

September 4, 2015 at 10:40 pm Comments are Disabled

THE new Rose of Tralee charmed the nation with her vivacity, courage, honesty and singing talents, when she appeared on one of her favourite TV shows on Friday night. And she ended up winning a car for a Tralee woman! Elysha Brennan appeared on the first  The Late Late Show of the […]

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Maria Looks For Donations As Part Of Kerry Campaign To Help Refugees In Greece

Maria Looks For Donations As Part Of Kerry Campaign To Help Refugees In Greece

September 4, 2015 at 4:02 pm Comments are Disabled

  AN Ardfert woman is helping to organise the clothing, bedding material and most importantly, money, donations all of which will be used to help the refugees crisis in Europe. Maria McCarthy is on the lookout for as many donations as possible to help out refugee camps in Greece, with all donations of various items […]

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Woodies Tralee Raises €8,590 For Make A Wish Foundation

Woodies Tralee Raises €8,590 For Make A Wish Foundation

September 4, 2015 at 3:01 pm Comments are Disabled

THE guys at Woodies in Tralee have raised an incredible €8,590 for the Make A Wish Foundation after a major fundraising drive at the store. Staff at the Manor West outlet took to riding an exercise bike for the past five Saturdays between 12 noon and 4pm, with the public invited to […]

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