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Emma Lowham, Hazel Donegan, Shauna Coffey, Clodagh Moore, Lauren Flynn soaking up the sun in the Town Park on Wednesday afternoon. Photo by Dermot Crean

Photos: Parklife On The First Real Day Of Summer

May 29, 2014 at 9:20 am Comments are Disabled

YESTERDAY was really the first day of summer and people took full advantage of it by heading to the beaches and scoffing ice-creams. We went to the Town Park – which was looking beautiful as always – and took photos of people of all ages enjoying the sunshine. With a dreary […]

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Jason O’Sullivan: Songs In The Key Of Life

Jason O’Sullivan: Songs In The Key Of Life

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

  From bootlegged tapes out of a suitcase during the festival to being on stage with U2. Well known face on the Tralee music scene, Jason O’Sullivan, tells us his Songs In The Key Of Life…. “I think I will skip most of the eighties considering all that was in my cassette […]

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VIDEO: Ask Tralee: “Where Would You Get The Best ’99’?”

VIDEO: Ask Tralee: “Where Would You Get The Best ’99’?”

May 28, 2014 at 8:17 pm 1 comment

ONE fine day and it’s gone to our heads here at TraleeToday.ie ! With the town basking in the sunshine and more to come for the next few days we decided to find outWhere Would You Get The Best ’99 in town and what do people love doing during the […]

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New York Stories: Exhibition Opens In County Museum

New York Stories: Exhibition Opens In County Museum

May 28, 2014 at 1:40 pm Comments are Disabled

A NEW exhibition on the Irish Mission in New York opens this Wednesday in Tralee and tells the fascinating story of the plight of Irish women who emigrated to the city from 1883 to 1954. ‘The Irish Mission at Watson House’ will be seen for the first time in Ireland when it opens in Kerry County […]

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Green Flags For Tralee Schools

Green Flags For Tralee Schools

May 28, 2014 at 11:13 am Comments are Disabled

SCHOOLS from all over the Tralee area were presented with the prestigious Green Flag at an awards ceremony in Silver Springs Moran Hotel, Cork on Tuesday. Sixty schools from Kerry were awarded Green Flags by An Taisce at the ceremony. Nationally, 205 schools will be awarded their first Green Flag in recognition […]

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Orlagh Winters: Preparing For Festival Season

Orlagh Winters: Preparing For Festival Season

May 28, 2014 at 9:41 am Comments are Disabled

ONCE upon a time when going to a concert or festival, practicality was the top priority when dressing. How much it has all changed! Today it’s all about the wellies or to be exact The Hunters! My late Grandad would laugh at me today if he were alive to see […]

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Recovery Haven Launches ‘Celebration Of Light’

Recovery Haven Launches ‘Celebration Of Light’

May 28, 2014 at 9:40 am Comments are Disabled

THOUSANDS of people all over Kerry are expected to take part in the annual ‘Celebration of Light’ this June in aid of  Recovery Haven. “Celebration of Light” has become a very important annual community event which gives an opportunity for all those whose lives have been touched by cancer to […]

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Music: New Single And Video From Ian O’Doherty

Music: New Single And Video From Ian O’Doherty

May 28, 2014 at 9:30 am Comments are Disabled

Tralee-based musician, Ian O’Doherty, has released a brand new single called ‘Woven’ along with an impressive video to go with it. “The idea is to hit single after single and use them to raise awareness and maybe something will stick,” Ian said. “I plan to release three more singles this year, […]

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7 Leaving Cert Study Tips You Probably Shouldn’t Follow

7 Leaving Cert Study Tips You Probably Shouldn’t Follow

May 27, 2014 at 8:59 pm 1 comment

Not long now lads and lassies! But don’t fret, because Ryan Higgins and Oscar Brophy here at TraleeToday.ie have the perfect study tips to prepare for the Leaving Cert…ok, maybe not that perfect 1. Tidy your desk Before you can even hope to start studying, you need to prepare a harmonious […]

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Spring Says Leadership Issue Might Destabilise Coalition

Spring Says Leadership Issue Might Destabilise Coalition

May 27, 2014 at 12:48 pm Comments are Disabled

DEPUTY Arthur Spring has said that there is a possibility that the current Labour leadership issue might destabilise the Government. Mr Spring was speaking on the Kerry Today show on Radio Kerry this morning where he told host, Jerry O’Sullivan, that if given the chance to serve in a new cabinet he would […]

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Mary O’Donnell: The Beauty Spot

Mary O’Donnell: The Beauty Spot

May 27, 2014 at 11:05 am Comments are Disabled

LAST week I caught up with Majella O’Connell of O’Connells Pharmacy in St. Brendan’s Park. Late opening and parking outside the door makes this pharmacy a great place to shop for your cosmetic needs. At the moment they have the Vichy skin diagnosis machine, which tells you what is going on […]

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A group at the launch of the Dance2Destiny charity fashion show in aid of Pieta House and the Recovery Haven. Photo by Dermot Crean

Hoping For A Runway Success At Fashion Show

May 27, 2014 at 10:45 am Comments are Disabled

A CHARITY fashion show will take place this Friday night in aid of three vital charities and organisations. The event called ‘Dance 2 Destiny’ is being organised by Joanne Barry School of Performance and will aid Breast Cancer Research, Recovery Haven and Pieta House, the latter which is particularly important to Joanne. […]

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Five Businesses You’d Miss Around The Town

Five Businesses You’d Miss Around The Town

May 26, 2014 at 10:51 pm 4 comments

With the welcome return of The Brogue Inn imminent – well, July anyway – we look at other Tralee businesses which have closed down in the past and are sorely missed. Jungle Jim’s Many’s a birthday party was celebrated and many a child trampled on, as they swam through a river of […]

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Three Things ‘Kimye’ Could Do If They Visited Tralee

Three Things ‘Kimye’ Could Do If They Visited Tralee

May 26, 2014 at 9:50 pm 1 comment

THERE’S great speculation about the whereabouts of celebrity couple, Kanye West and Kim Kardashian, who got hitched in Italy over the weekend and are now reportedly honeymooning in Cork. As we’re only a hop, skip and a jump away, ‘Kimye’ might decide to spend some time in the beautiful vale of […]

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Leandra Nana and Nina Duggan of Mercy Mounthawk school.

VIDEO: Girls Go Without Phones For 72 Hours…And Survive!

May 26, 2014 at 4:20 pm Comments are Disabled

TWO Tralee students lived through what many of their peers would consider their worst nightmare at the weekend. Leandra Nana and Nina Duggan, Transition Year students at Mercy Mounthawk took part in the experiment for Radio Kerry’s Talkabout programme to give up their phones for 72 hours. And they lived to […]

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Labour Leadership ‘Has To Grow A Pair’ Says Cllr Terry O’Brien

Labour Leadership ‘Has To Grow A Pair’ Says Cllr Terry O’Brien

May 26, 2014 at 12:21 pm Comments are Disabled

LABOUR councillor Terry O’Brien says the leaders of the party have to “grow a pair” and make some tough decisions or the party “be non-existent” after the next general election. Cllr O’Brien was speaking at the John Mitchels GAA Complex on Sunday after he was re-elected to Kerry County Council. “Labour […]

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Great Night For Rockies At The Track

Great Night For Rockies At The Track

May 26, 2014 at 10:39 am 1 comment

THE Rockies were out in force at the dog track on Saturday night for an Austin Stacks fundraiser to aid the purchase of the ‘Nuns Field’ in Connolly Park. One of the highlights of the night was a Bartenders race, with Niall ‘Flash’ O’Shea proving he was lightning quick on […]

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Chris Murray: Succession Issues In The Family Business

Chris Murray: Succession Issues In The Family Business

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

By Chris Murray QUITE often, in family businesses, the importance of careful planning for the passing of the control and ownership of a family business does not get the attention that it merits. In terms of planning, succession is not regarded as a business issue – indeed succession can often […]

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Election 2014: McCarthy, Spring, McEllistrim And Locke Win Final Tralee Seats

Election 2014: McCarthy, Spring, McEllistrim And Locke Win Final Tralee Seats

May 25, 2014 at 8:12 pm Comments are Disabled

IT’S all over in the race for Tralee Electoral Area seats as four out of the final five candidates left in the race were deemed elected before 7pm tonight. The elected candidates are Thomas McEllistrim (FF), Pat McCarthy (FG), Sam Locke (Ind) and Graham Spring (Lab). There was disappointment for […]

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Election 2014: Ted Fitzgerald’s 40 Years In Tralee Politics Comes To An End

Election 2014: Ted Fitzgerald’s 40 Years In Tralee Politics Comes To An End

May 25, 2014 at 6:12 pm Comments are Disabled

FIANNA Fail’s Ted Fitzgerald has been eliminated from the Tralee Electoral Area count bringing an end to 40 years in local politics. Cllr Fitzgerald was elected to Tralee UDC in 1974 and has been a great servant to the town serving both on town and county councils over the years. The […]

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Election 2014: Jim Finucane Fills Sixth Seat In Tralee Electoral Area

Election 2014: Jim Finucane Fills Sixth Seat In Tralee Electoral Area

May 25, 2014 at 5:25 pm Comments are Disabled

ANOTHER candidate has been elected to the Tralee Electoral Area of Kerry County Council. Fine Gael’s Jim Finucane was elected after getting 211 extra votes from his eliminated party colleague, Grace O’Donnell. This put him over the quota to give him a vote of 1,671. His surplus of 72 is […]

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Election 2014: Some Good News For Labour As Terry O’Brien Retains Seat

Election 2014: Some Good News For Labour As Terry O’Brien Retains Seat

May 25, 2014 at 4:12 pm Comments are Disabled

LABOUR’S Terry O’Brien has been re-elected to Kerry County Council on the sixth count, making it four candidates elected for the area. There was great celebrations from family and supporters when the presiding officer announced that he had exceeded the quota at around 3.30pm. He got 65 votes after the […]

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Election 2014: Collins Thanks Supporters After Elimination

Election 2014: Collins Thanks Supporters After Elimination

May 25, 2014 at 3:25 pm Comments are Disabled

INDEPENDENT candidate, Tommy Collins was eliminated on the fifth count in the Tralee Electoral Area elections. He received just six votes from Norma Foley’s surplus which brought him to 731, not enough to keep him in the race. The sixth count, dealing with the distribution of Collins’ votes, is due […]

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Sport: Laune Rangers’ Power Too Much For St Brendan’s

Sport: Laune Rangers’ Power Too Much For St Brendan’s

May 25, 2014 at 1:42 pm Comments are Disabled

Laune Rangers 1-15 St Brendan’s 0-12 ST BRENDAN’S were knocked out of the opening game in the County Championship yesterday in what was a miserable blustery evening in Killorglin. Preparations hadn’t been ideal for St Brendan’s who draw their players from John Mitchels, Na Gaeil, Ardfert, St Pat’s and Churchill clubs, […]

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Election 2014: Gillian Wharton Slattery Eliminated On Third Count

Election 2014: Gillian Wharton Slattery Eliminated On Third Count

May 25, 2014 at 1:21 pm Comments are Disabled

LABOUR Party candidate Gillian Wharton Slattery was eliminated from the Tralee Electoral Area contest on the third count earlier today. She received 29 extra votes from Pa Daly of Sinn Fein’s surplus bringing her total vote to 479. It still left her as the candidate with the lowest amount of votes and […]

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Election 2014: Norma Foley Elected To County Council

Election 2014: Norma Foley Elected To County Council

May 25, 2014 at 11:24 am Comments are Disabled

NORMA Foley of Fianna Fail has been elected to the County Council for the Tralee Electoral Area in the past hour. There were jubilant scenes when the result was announced around 10.40am, following the distribution of Toireasa Ferris’ surplus, where she got an extra 139 votes to bring her to 1,680. It […]

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Video: Kerry Pride Parade In Tralee

Video: Kerry Pride Parade In Tralee

May 25, 2014 at 2:46 am Comments are Disabled

A DAMP and miserable Tralee town centre was certainly livened up on Saturday when the Kerry Pride Festival staged their parade on Saturday. About 50 people took part in the event from the Brandon car park down Princes Street, around by The Brogue, into The Mall and up Denny Street. […]

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CBS pupil Alex Clifford who made his First Holy Communion in St John's Church on Saturday morning, with his parents Fionnuala and Tim, sisters Paula and Evie and baby Rory. Photo by Dermot Crean

Photos: First Communion Day For CBS And Derryquay NS

May 25, 2014 at 2:43 am Comments are Disabled

IT was a day of celebration for the children of two schools on Saturday when pupils of CBS Primary School and Derryquay NS celebrated their First Holy Communion. St John’s Church was a hive of activity as the CBS youngsters received the sacrament with proud parents and family members looking […]

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Video: The State Of Play In Tralee Electoral Area Going Into Sunday

Video: The State Of Play In Tralee Electoral Area Going Into Sunday

May 25, 2014 at 2:42 am Comments are Disabled

JUST two of the 14 candidates have been elected to the Tralee Electoral Area of Kerry County Council so far. Toireasa Ferris and Pa Daly of Sinn Fein were elected on the first count on Saturday night before Michael McMahon adjourned the count until Sunday morning at 9am. The first […]

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Video: Pa Daly Says Success Is Thanks To Good Party Strategy

Video: Pa Daly Says Success Is Thanks To Good Party Strategy

May 25, 2014 at 1:50 am Comments are Disabled

FIRST-TIME candidate Pa Daly was overwhelmed with the vote he received in the Tralee Electoral Area elections to Kerry County Council. He was elected on the first count last night along with his Sinn Fein party colleague, Toireasa Ferris, who topped the poll. The Tralee solicitor garnered 2,122 first preference […]

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