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Five Hidden Gems We’d Be Proud To Show Tourists

Five Hidden Gems We’d Be Proud To Show Tourists

June 5, 2014 at 10:00 am 4 comments

  Click on above advert for great offers THE Cromane Peninsula was included in the Lonely Planet’s Top 50 Secret Spots in Europe yesterday, one of just two Irish inclusions in the list along with The Gravediggers Pub in Dublin. It got us thinking here in TraleeToday.ie about our own hidden […]

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Islamic Culture Exhibition At The Brandon

Islamic Culture Exhibition At The Brandon

June 5, 2014 at 9:30 am Comments are Disabled

  KERRY Islamic Outreach Society is organising their second annual Islamic Cultural Exhibition at Brandon Hotel on Saturday, June 21 from 11am-5pm. This is a event for the whole community in order meet other minorities. There will be gift bags, calligraphy, artefacts, tours and more. Since its establishment in middle of 2013, Kerry […]

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Orlagh Winters: How To Avoid “I Have Nothing To Wear!” Syndrome

Orlagh Winters: How To Avoid “I Have Nothing To Wear!” Syndrome

June 5, 2014 at 9:24 am Comments are Disabled

“I have nothing to wear!” We have all said those words at one time or another and some of us have said them a lot more than others. How do we avoid uttering these words of desperation? The solution is actually quite simple, you need to invest in some wardrobe […]

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VIDEO: Leaving And Junior Cert Students Talk About The English Paper

June 4, 2014 at 2:55 pm Comments are Disabled

AND so it begins. Hundreds of Tralee teenagers began the Leaving Cert and Junior Cert exams today, so TraleeToday.ie’s Ryan Higgins and Oscar Brophy went downtown to ask some students how the first English paper went… See video… 

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Camera Club In Focus For Tralee Library Exhibition

Camera Club In Focus For Tralee Library Exhibition

June 4, 2014 at 12:16 pm Comments are Disabled

THE Ardfert Camera Club met last night in Kerry County Library to host their fourth annual photography exhibition. “There are some great pictures here that really tell a story and that’s what its about really, telling a story,” said Chairman Stephen Baker. The group which originally started with six members in 2009,  has […]

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Mental Effector: Songs In The Key Of Life

Mental Effector: Songs In The Key Of Life

June 4, 2014 at 10:06 am Comments are Disabled

Mental Effector, AKA Mikey Maguire, is an electronic music producer originally from Ardfert, but now based in Limerick. Here, he tells of the music which has soundtracked his life… Santo & Johnny – Sleepwalk My first music memory is of listening to my parent’s vinyl record of the soundtrack to the […]

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Carrauntoohil Climb For Mercy Hospital Foundation

Carrauntoohil Climb For Mercy Hospital Foundation

June 4, 2014 at 9:53 am Comments are Disabled

IF you’re feeling energetic this weekend then you may be interested in a fundraising climb taking place this Sunday. The third annual charity ‘Climb to Remember’ takes place on Sunday, June 8 and will see people from all over Munster rise to the challenge of climbing Ireland’s highest peak, Carrauntoohil, […]

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Tralee Man Appears In ‘Game Of Thrones’

Tralee Man Appears In ‘Game Of Thrones’

June 4, 2014 at 9:29 am Comments are Disabled

By Ryan Higgins WHILE Monday’s ‘Game Of Thrones’ has become infamous for the horrific climax of the fight between The Mountain and The Viper,  for one Tralee man the beginning of the episode was the highlight. Local actor, Tim Landers, was thrilled on Monday night as Episode 8 of Game of Thrones aired […]

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Ian Brick getting ready to take a shot during the long puck competition in Kilmoyley on Sunday.

First Long Puck Competition In Kilmoyley

June 4, 2014 at 9:28 am Comments are Disabled

THE parish of Kilmoyley was abuzz last Sunday when the local GAA club held its first fun long puck competition. Kilmoyley, which is steeped in hurling, invited teams from all ages and genders to take part. The focus was the winning of the Patie O’Hara Memorial shield in honour of […]

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Mary O’Donnell: Essential Tips Before You Go On Holidays

Mary O’Donnell: Essential Tips Before You Go On Holidays

June 4, 2014 at 9:28 am Comments are Disabled

Going on holidays? Let Mary prepare you for looking heavenly on the beach BEFORE you start packing I suggest some personal preparation! First make an appointment for waxing approximately 10 days before your departure date. This way you won’t have to worry about it while you are away. Be brave […]

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Sacred Heart Primary School Going Green

Sacred Heart Primary School Going Green

June 3, 2014 at 3:20 pm Comments are Disabled

IT WAS a momentous day for the Sacred Heart Primary School (Presentation) who were presented with two prestigious environmental awards at the Tralee Bay Wetlands today. First An Taisce presented them with a Green Flag for bio diversity which is an internationally recognised award. The school received this for planting […]

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45 Tralee Jobs Go As Altobridge Enters Receivership

45 Tralee Jobs Go As Altobridge Enters Receivership

June 3, 2014 at 2:10 pm 3 comments

THERE was bad news in Tralee this morning with the announcement that Altobridge, located at Kerry Technology Park, has entered receivership and 45 people have lost their jobs. The international technology company which was founded in 2002 by Mike Fitzgerald employed 130 people worldwide. Mr Jim Luby of McStay Luby Chartered Accountants […]

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Sport: Kerins O’Rahilly’s To Face Feale Rangers

Sport: Kerins O’Rahilly’s To Face Feale Rangers

June 3, 2014 at 1:49 pm Comments are Disabled

KERINS O’RAHILLY’s will take on Feale Rangers in Round 2 of the County Championship this Sunday in Strand Road at 4pm. The draw which took place last night will see the Blues take on another divisional side after their demoralizing opening round loss to South Kerry at the weekend in […]

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Jerry O'Connor, Blennerville, with Laura and James Fahy, Cahir, Co Tipperary, at the start of the Kingdom Alliance Sportive Cycling event at the ITT in Dromtacker on Saturday morning. Photo by Dermot Crean

Over 300 Cyclists Take Part In Kingdom Alliance Sportive

June 3, 2014 at 11:58 am 1 comment

IT was a glorious morning at the ITT grounds at Dromtacker on Saturday  as over 300 cyclists set off on the Kingdom Sportive Alliance Tour of Kerry. They came from all over Kerry and far beyond to take part in the three day event which is now in its second […]

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Susan Walsh, Tralee, Lisa Geaney, Castleisland and Cathy O'Connor, Tralee, at the Kerry Cancer Support Group Big Bus Barbecue at the Ballygarry House Hotel on Sunday night. Photo by Dermot Crean

Large Turnout For Big Bus BBQ In Ballygarry

June 3, 2014 at 10:52 am Comments are Disabled

THE Kerry Cancer Support Group held its fourth annual ‘Big Bus BBQ’ in Ballygarry House Hotel on Sunday evening and it proved to be another great success with well over 200 people in attendance. The €35 a head fundraiser is held in aid of the bus that runs from Kerry to Cork […]

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Derek O'Sullivan, Derrymore, Brian Egan, Spa, and Eamon Sayers, Derryquay, at the Dingle Bay Challenge at the St Pat's GAA grounds on Sunday evening. Photo by Dermot Crean

Dingle Bay Challenge A Great Success For St Pat’s

June 3, 2014 at 10:29 am Comments are Disabled

OVER 300 people took part in the St Pat’s GAA Dingle Bay Challenge on Sunday. The walk across mostly beach from Cloghane to Blennerville went off very well for both the club and participants. “We’d a great day with over 300 walkers, which is up about 60% on last year and most […]

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Austin Stacks' Fiachna Mangan has the upper hand on Feale Rangers  Anthony Maher. Photo by Adrienne McLoughlin

Sport: Rangers Roll Over As Rockies Progress

June 2, 2014 at 5:04 pm Comments are Disabled

Austin Stacks prevailed on a wet and breezy day in Frank Sheehy Park, Listowel, against a Feale Rangers side who threw in the towel in the closing stages as Dermot Crean reports  Feale Rangers 0-9 Austin Stacks 0-14 THOSE seeking to know if Stacks have the credentials to be title contenders […]

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Sport: South Kerry Much Too Strong For Blues

Sport: South Kerry Much Too Strong For Blues

June 2, 2014 at 10:38 am Comments are Disabled

IT WAS a miserable afternoon for Kerins O’Rahilly’s in Cahersiveen where, in the end, a seven point defeat to South Kerry flattered them writes Gavin O’Connor. South Kerry 1-14 Kerins O’Rahilly’s 1-7 The conditions were dreadful with heavy rain descending for the majority of this first round Garvey’s Supervalu County Championship […]

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VIDEO: ‘Ask Tralee’ – Exam Advice From The Streets

VIDEO: ‘Ask Tralee’ – Exam Advice From The Streets

June 2, 2014 at 9:39 am Comments are Disabled

WITH just two days to go until the exams start, TraleeToday.ie’s Ryan Higgins and Oscar Brophy took to the streets of Tralee to ask the townsfolk to impart words of wisdom to those facing the papers on Wednesday.

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Carole, Geraldine and Kaka at Africa Day at Presentation Primary School on Saturday. Photo by Ryan Higgins

Photos: ‘Africa Day’ At Presentation School

June 1, 2014 at 1:32 pm 2 comments

TRALEE International Resource Centre celebrated African diversity this Saturday at Presentation Primary School with the yearly ‘Africa Day’ celebration. The annual commemoration offers an opportunity for everyone in Ireland to celebrate the heritage and identity of the African continent and the African people living in our communities.(continued after video below) The […]

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Moira Doyle, Oisin Doyle, Ciaran O'Sullivan, Mary O'Sullivan and Sadhbh O'Sullivan at the Kerry School of Music fundraising barbecue on Saturday afternoon. Photo by Ryan Higgins

Photos: Barbecue At The Kerry School Of Music

June 1, 2014 at 12:28 pm Comments are Disabled

By Ryan Higgins THE Kerry School of Music held its Holiday Barbecue on Saturday afternoon. The Barbecue, which was in aid of the window replacement fund, drew a large crowds from around the local area. The fundraising efforts were all in aid of the upgrade of the studio wing of the Kerry School of Music. […]

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Ladies from the Balloonagh Class of 1994 gather at Stoker's Lodge on Saturday night. Photo by Dermot Crean

Balloonagh’s Class Of ’94 Remember Their ‘Salad Days’

June 1, 2014 at 11:40 am Comments are Disabled

By Danielle Courtney The Woolyheads as Sr. Jacinta called them, aka Balloonagh’s 1994 class, reunited after two decades last Saturday in Stoker’s Lodge to reminisce on their days together in the Mercy school. The reunion has been really 18 months in the planning and it all came together beautifully on […]

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VIDEO: New Children’s Book From Tralee-Based Writer

VIDEO: New Children’s Book From Tralee-Based Writer

June 1, 2014 at 10:56 am Comments are Disabled

A TRALEE-BASED writer, has just released his children’s book and will showcasing it at Listowel writers week this weekend. Anthony Garvey has just launched ‘The Dark Green Book of Dreams”. The book was written in just 100 days and is set in Kilflynn. Anthony explained how he got started in writing. […]

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Roger Harty: The Power Of The Breath

Roger Harty: The Power Of The Breath

May 31, 2014 at 10:41 am 1 comment

I wrote last week about the thinking mind and how we have on average 60,000 thoughts a day – 90% of which are useless and repetitive. As all these thoughts are energy that is a lot of energy needlessly being wasted? If you focus your mind on your breath (breathing […]

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VIDEO: Dance2Destiny Fashion Show Raises Cash For Charities

VIDEO: Dance2Destiny Fashion Show Raises Cash For Charities

May 31, 2014 at 10:40 am 2 comments

Click on above ad for more By Ryan Higgins CHARITY fashion show ‘Dance 2 Destiny’ took the Fels Point Hotel by storm this Friday as local men and women took to the catwalk in aid of three charities. The event, which was organised by Joanne Barry School of Performance showcased, Tralee’s […]

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Out To Lunch: Family Spot Is Just Yummy

Out To Lunch: Family Spot Is Just Yummy

May 31, 2014 at 10:26 am Comments are Disabled

Yummy Cafe, Dominick Street WHY didn’t anyone think of it before? For years, eating out with small children in tow was an arduous battle of wills between child and parent. Trying to keep them in their seats, thus stymieing their natural urge to run amok between diners, deftly avoiding the edges of […]

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Balloonagh Girls Reunite After 65 years

Balloonagh Girls Reunite After 65 years

May 31, 2014 at 10:25 am 3 comments

THERE was a lot of catching up to do at the Kerins O’Rahilly’s Clubhouse on Friday night when the Balloonagh girls (and boy) got together again. Pupils of Balloonagh Primary School who attended from 1947-1959 reunited to share memories from those days. Margaret Sweeney and Lol O’Halloran got the ball rolling for the […]

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Sharon And Her Hens’ Road Trip To Kenmare

Sharon And Her Hens’ Road Trip To Kenmare

May 30, 2014 at 3:15 pm Comments are Disabled

WATCH out Kenmare, the Mitchels girls are coming! A group of 11 women were getting an early start to the weekend when they left sunny Tralee at 2pm on Friday for a hen weekend in Kenmare. Sharon O’Brien from Mitchels Road is getting married to James Dennehy in July and […]

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Sport: Weakened Rockies To Find It Tough Up North

Sport: Weakened Rockies To Find It Tough Up North

May 30, 2014 at 2:52 pm Comments are Disabled

AUSTIN STACKS open their Super Valu Senior Football County Championship campaign with a trip to Listowel to face Feale Rangers this Sunday at 3.30pm.  It’s now 20 years since Stacks lifted the county championship wearing those iconic Dee Butchers emblazoned shirts. Too long a wait for one of the most successful […]

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VIDEO: Tralee Woman Cooks Up New Web Business

VIDEO: Tralee Woman Cooks Up New Web Business

May 30, 2014 at 1:20 pm Comments are Disabled

A TRALEE woman, living in London, has just launched a new website business which shows users how to make tasty low-carb meals. “Basically I started a diet, called the Slow Carb Diet, just over a month ago and I couldn’t find a website to show me how to have tasty, […]

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