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Kerry Vehicle Sales In March Up 40% On Same Month Last Year

Kerry Vehicle Sales In March Up 40% On Same Month Last Year

April 6, 2015 at 10:34 am Comments are Disabled

  KERRY vehicle sales in March were up 40 per cent on the same month last year according to figures from the Society of the Irish Motor Industry (SIMI). There were 419 new vehicle registrations in Kerry last month, up from 298 in March 2014.  It’s a rise on February 2015’s […]

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New Arrivals At The Bons

New Arrivals At The Bons

April 6, 2015 at 9:37 am Comments are Disabled

  THREE new Consultant Surgeons and a Consultant Radiologist have joined the medical team at the Bon Secours Hospital Tralee, enhancing its reputation as one of the top private hospitals in Ireland. Consultant General Surgeon, Yasir Bakhari and Consultant Vascular Surgeon, Greg Fulton will begin to see patients in April, […]

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Mary O’Donnell: A Sweet, Luscious French Fragrance

Mary O’Donnell: A Sweet, Luscious French Fragrance

April 6, 2015 at 9:29 am Comments are Disabled

  THIS year sees Roger&Gallet launch their first ever Eau de Parfum, created by world-renowned perfumer, Francis Kurkdjian and housed in a stunning cut glass bottle designed by Martin Szekely. Following on from the success of the Fleur de Figuier range, Francis has created an entirely NEW composition with precious distilled essences and stunning candied fig. This ingenious […]

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Kerry Stay In Top Division After Epic Battle In Omagh

Kerry Stay In Top Division After Epic Battle In Omagh

April 5, 2015 at 5:29 pm Comments are Disabled

  Tyrone 1-14 Kerry 0-17  Kerry ensured their Division One status after a great tussle with rivals Tyrone in Omagh this afternoon. Kerry were lacklustre in the first half, but came to life in the second period where Colm Cooper made a welcome return to the Kerry side, coming on […]

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Two of the three winners of Fancy Dress Competition, Rachel O'Connor and Darragh Murphy with characters at the Meadowlands Hotel Kids Fun Run at the Town Park on Saturday afternoon as part of the Tír Na nÓg Festival. Photo by Dermot Crean

VIDEO/PHOTOS: Family Fun Run Brings Hundreds To Town Park

April 5, 2015 at 10:46 am Comments are Disabled

IT was a great afternoon of family fun in the Town Park on Saturday for the Meadowlands Hotel Fancy Dress Fun Run. Part of the Tír Na nÓg festival taking place around the town this weekend, the event drew a plethora of ‘Annas’, ‘Elsas’, ‘Batmen’, ‘Spidermen’ and many more great […]

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New Benner’s Hotel Aims For Late April Opening

New Benner’s Hotel Aims For Late April Opening

April 5, 2015 at 10:43 am Comments are Disabled

SPRING is really bringing a sense of optimism to Tralee businesses this year, with a number of new ventures opening in the near future. The Ashe Hotel (old Abbey Gate) starts business on Thursday, a nightclub is opening at the old Fabric building in May sometime and we’ve been told Benner’s […]

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PHOTOS: New Miss Kerry Is Revealed At Stylish Event In Killarney

PHOTOS: New Miss Kerry Is Revealed At Stylish Event In Killarney

April 5, 2015 at 10:40 am Comments are Disabled

THE judges decided west was best last night as the new Miss Kerry was crowned in the Killarney Plaza Hotel. Mairead Breathnach from Ballydavid was chosen as Miss Kerry and will go on to represent the county at the Miss Ireland event in June. Kerry GAA star James O’Donoghue along with […]

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PHOTOS: Kerry Hurlers Retain Division 2A Hurling League Title In Style

PHOTOS: Kerry Hurlers Retain Division 2A Hurling League Title In Style

April 5, 2015 at 10:34 am Comments are Disabled

Mike O’Halloran reports on a great victory for Kerry yesterday in the Allianz Hurling League Division 2A Hurling Final… Kerry 5-17 Westmeath 3-17 KERRY hurlers have defended their Division 2A title in style in the Gaelic Grounds Limerick in some style on Saturday. Kerry led by nine points at halftime and were […]

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At The Movies: Crowe’s Convoluted Vanity Project

At The Movies: Crowe’s Convoluted Vanity Project

April 5, 2015 at 10:23 am Comments are Disabled

  ‘The Water Diviner’ by John Lyons  ‘THE Water Diviner’ marks the directorial debut of Russell Crowe, an actor who, similar to the likes of Clint Eastwood, fancies himself working both in front of the camera and behind it at the same time. Crowe stars as Joshua Connor, an Australian […]

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Roger Harty: ‘True Love’ – What Is It?

Roger Harty: ‘True Love’ – What Is It?

April 5, 2015 at 10:20 am Comments are Disabled

IF you look up Youtube and search for the engagement interview of Prince Charles and Diana in 1981, they were asked how best they would describe their situation. Perhaps “in love” suggested the interviewer. Diana said “yes” while Charles said “in love…whatever that is ?” With an answer like that, […]

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Amy O'Connor (right) with Sharon O'Connor, John O'Connell and little Adam O'Connell. Photo by Dermot Crean

Community Rallies To Help Amy In The Face Of Upcoming Operation

April 4, 2015 at 12:48 pm Comments are Disabled

A COMMUNITY will get together next Thursday to help a young Tralee girl who is undergoing an operation on her brain next month. Twelve year old, Amy O’Connor from Cois Coille, will have an operation in the Beaumont Hospital, Dublin on May 7 to remove a cyst that has developed on […]

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Tralee Musicians Give It Their All On TG4 Show

Tralee Musicians Give It Their All On TG4 Show

April 4, 2015 at 12:48 pm Comments are Disabled

THREE Tralee musicians appeared on a TG4 talent show this week and received great praise from the judges. The Rhythm Method featuring John Buggy, Shane Murphy and John Moriarty were taking part in Busker Abú and got as far as the quarter-final of the competition thanks to some impassioned performances (see link […]

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Bryan Sheehan. Photo by Dermot Crean.

PREVIEW: Survival/Semi-Final Spot On The Line As Kerry And Tyrone Renew Rivalry

April 4, 2015 at 12:47 pm Comments are Disabled

KERRY and Tyrone renew acquaintances once more this Sunday in a game with survival on the line for both sides. Though for various reasons it lacks the spice of years gone by. The permutations this Sunday are that Kerry need a win away to guarantee survival, but can stay up if […]

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Adam Hennessy and Maryanne Brassil in a scene from 'Antichrist' performed in Siamsa Tíre on Good Friday night. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Theatregoers Enter The World Of ‘Antichrist’ In Siamsa

April 4, 2015 at 10:09 am Comments are Disabled

A PLAY with dark themes attracted theatre-goers to Siamsa Tíre on Good Friday night for the premiere of ‘Antichrist’. The play was performed by the  Tralee-based ‘Free Radical Youth Theatre’ and didn’t disappoint those present for the premiere. With a story full of darkness, tension, black magic and strong language, ‘Antichrist’ […]

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Can You Spare A Bed For ‘Cycle Against Suicide’ Participants?

Can You Spare A Bed For ‘Cycle Against Suicide’ Participants?

April 4, 2015 at 10:09 am Comments are Disabled

PEOPLE in Tralee are being asked to do their bit in helping out a worthy cause by providing accommodation for participants in the Cycle Against Suicide event next month. Cycle Against Suicide in partnership with Homestay.com, is looking for homeowners in town, to provide overnight accommodation for the thousands of […]

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PHOTOS: Large Crowd Attends Easter Pageant In St John’s

PHOTOS: Large Crowd Attends Easter Pageant In St John’s

April 4, 2015 at 10:08 am Comments are Disabled

A LARGE crowd attended a special Easter pageant on Good Friday from a local drama group in St John’s Church. The Tralee Parish Liturgy Drama Group’s weeks of preparation paid off when they staged a moving pageant of the passion of the Christ during the afternoon. There were various re-enactments […]

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PHOTOS: Mitchels Beat St Pat’s In St Brendan’s League Final

PHOTOS: Mitchels Beat St Pat’s In St Brendan’s League Final

April 4, 2015 at 10:08 am Comments are Disabled

 St Brendan’s Board League Final John Mitchels 1-7 St Pat’s 0-7  IT proved to be a happy Easter for the Boherbee side of town on Good Friday, as John Mitchels beat St Pat’s to collect the St Brendan’s Board League trophy at Caherslee. On a day where good football was as […]

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The Wailing Wall: Can Anyone Bring Jeanie Back Home?

The Wailing Wall: Can Anyone Bring Jeanie Back Home?

April 3, 2015 at 10:54 pm 1 comment

Johnnie Wall says every effort should be made to bring the Jeanie Johnston back to Tralee…  We have been told that tourism is the best way to create employment in rural areas like Kerry / Tralee. The ‘Wild Atlantic Way’ is a new initiative by the tourist board, that’s what all […]

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Man Found Dead At Rathass This Morning Has Been Named

Man Found Dead At Rathass This Morning Has Been Named

April 3, 2015 at 8:27 pm Comments are Disabled

  THE man who was found dead this morning at a garage in Rathass has been named. He was 42-year-old Nigel Leigh from Fossa in Killarney. Mr Leigh was found dead this morning at 7am near the car wash at Kelliher’s Garage in Rathass. The incident is being treated as a […]

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Death Of Former Austin Stacks Goalkeeper Teddy Brick

Death Of Former Austin Stacks Goalkeeper Teddy Brick

April 3, 2015 at 5:06 pm 1 comment

FORMER Austin Stacks goalkeeper Teddy Brick has died. Mr Brick won four County Championship medals (1973, 1975, 1976 and 1979), one Munster medal (1976) and one All Ireland Club Championship medal (1977) in a golden era for the the Rock club. According the Austin Stacks Club website; “He had just […]

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At the St John of Gods 'I Have A Dream' musical on in Siamsa Tire were, from left: Teresa O'Brien, Joe Burkett, Brona Enright, Sharon O'Sullivan, Niamh O'Connor and Dan O'Connor. Photo by Gavin O'Connor.

PHOTOS: Big Musical Production From St John Of God Is A Hit In Siamsa

April 3, 2015 at 3:26 pm Comments are Disabled

IT was a couple of nights for St John of God services in Tralee as they performed ‘I Have A Dream’ musical in Siamsa Tire on Tuesday and Wednesday. Volunteers and clients at St John of God had been working hard together over the past few weeks to try and get everything […]

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Mary Farrell and Jack Whelan of The Silver Coin off licence. Photo by Gavin O'Connor.

Tralee Off-Licences Happy To See Good Friday ‘Tradition’ Continue

April 3, 2015 at 2:44 pm Comments are Disabled

GOOD FRIDAY is one of only two days in the year when alcohol is not permitted to be sold in pubs and off licences. For some, the rule is archaic and affects business badly over a bank holiday weekend. For others, they feel the rule is a link with tradition and […]

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Social Welfare

Number Of Jobless In Tralee Down 110 On Last Month

April 3, 2015 at 1:49 pm Comments are Disabled

TRALEE has seen a drop in the numbers of people signing on in March. The number signing on is 5,534, down 110 on the February figure of 5,644. Across Kerry, the Live Register decreased on last month with the number of people signing on in the county at 13,304, down nine per […]

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At the annual Kerry Hospice Walk were,  from left, in front: Noah Fealey. Back: Mary Corkery, Caroline Reidy, Michelle Fealey, lorraine O'Donnell, Casey O'Donnell and Phil O'Sullivan. Photo by Gavin O'Connor.

VIDEO/PHOTOS: Over 100 Take To Roads In Tralee For Good Friday Hospice Walk

April 3, 2015 at 12:43 pm Comments are Disabled

THE Gods smiled upon the crowd taking part in the annual Good Friday walk in aid of Kerry Hospice. Over 100 people took part in the walk from the Brandon Hotel at 10am this morning. The rain stayed away as families made their way around the  route in what has become a […]

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New ‘Walk 4 Life’ Details Promise A Great Night Out For All

New ‘Walk 4 Life’ Details Promise A Great Night Out For All

April 3, 2015 at 11:52 am Comments are Disabled

  APRIL 25 is a date that should be firmly marked on your calendars for the ‘Walk 4 Life’ event that will be taking place at 8pm leaving from Tralee Bay Wetlands. The 5km walk is being held to raise awareness about mental health and suicide awareness/prevention (click here to read […]

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A site we got used tolast year in the summer months. Photo by Dermot Crean.

Sunshine On The Way For Easter Weekend

April 3, 2015 at 11:32 am Comments are Disabled

HURRAH! Met Éireann are predicting that the sun will shine over Easter with temperatures of up to 15c expected, so it’s finally some good news when it comes to the weather. You would be forgiven for thinking that we had dipped back into winter over the past week, but an upturn conditions […]

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Shopping Centre Units To Go To Auction Again At Drastically Reduced Price

Shopping Centre Units To Go To Auction Again At Drastically Reduced Price

April 3, 2015 at 11:19 am Comments are Disabled

UNITS at Tralee Shopping Centre which went unsold at an auction in February, will go under the hammer again this month but at a drastically reduced reserve price. Ten units will go to this month’s Allsop Auction in the RDS Dublin on April 23, with a reserve price of between €125,000-€175,000. […]

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Launching the Kerins O'Rahilly's Ladies 5K Easter Fun Run were, from left: Frank O'Connor, Christina Curtin, Bernice Hoffman, James Hayes, David Collins, Frank Mcloughlin and Yvonne Quill. Photo by Gavin O'Connor.

Four Things To Do This Bank Holiday Weekend

April 3, 2015 at 11:08 am Comments are Disabled

The Bank Holiday weekend is almost upon us and we have the few things for you to do (that is, if you want to do anything!) with those precious few days off. FRIDAY 1. With the bars closed for ‘Good Friday’ and a temporary ban on the sale of alcohol for the day, […]

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Suzanne Doyle, Deirdre Kelly, Christina Doyle and Joan Kelly at the Churchill GAA Fashion Fundraiser at the Ballyroe Heights Hotel on Thursday night. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Hundreds Enjoy Fashion Night In Ballyroe For Churchill GAA

April 3, 2015 at 11:00 am Comments are Disabled

THE Churchill community was out in force on Thursday night for a fantastic fashion show in aid of  the GAA club. It was all in aid of the development of a new pitch for the club and judging by the hundreds present, a huge sum was raised for the cause. Continued […]

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Man Whose Body Was Discovered In Rathass Was Arrested Yesterday In Killarney

Man Whose Body Was Discovered In Rathass Was Arrested Yesterday In Killarney

April 3, 2015 at 10:43 am Comments are Disabled

  THE man, whose body was discovered at a garage in Rathass this morning, was arrested for public order offences in Killarney yesterday. The Garda Síochána Ombudsman Commission are conducting their own investigation into the discovery of the body of a man aged in his 40s at Kelliher’s Garage  in Rathass at […]

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