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PHOTOS: Hundreds Get Bargains At CH Chemists’ Customer Evening

PHOTOS: Hundreds Get Bargains At CH Chemists’ Customer Evening

November 23, 2014 at 9:08 am Comments are Disabled

THE famous CH Chemists was heaving on Friday evening as the store held its annual   Christmas customer evening. The annual event is growing every year and they came in their hundreds to get great discounts as the Christmas shopping season gets into full swing. There was mulled wine and […]

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Roger Harty: The Power Of Laughter

Roger Harty: The Power Of Laughter

November 23, 2014 at 9:07 am Comments are Disabled

SOME of the old sayings carry great wisdom within and one of the best known of these old sayings is ‘laughter is the best medicine’. The reason these sayings are so wise is that they carry a great deal of truth in them, so I think it is worth examining […]

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What If They Really Made ‘Stacks 2014: The Movie’?

What If They Really Made ‘Stacks 2014: The Movie’?

November 22, 2014 at 9:37 am 2 comments

SO a documentary about Austin Stacks winning the county championship this year is about to be released in time for Christmas. It got us thinking; What if there was a real movie made about the Austin Stacks journey to glory in 2014 and which Hollywood A-listers would play the main protagonists… Starring Jason Statham […]

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At the IT Tralee St Vincent de Paul Fashion Show were: Jane Guerin, Cynthia Uderji, Helen Locke and Ellen Mangan. Photo by Gavin O'Connor.

PHOTOS: IT Tralee Holds Fashion Show For St Vincent de Paul

November 22, 2014 at 9:33 am Comments are Disabled

THE IT TRALEE’S St Vincent de Paul Conference hosted a fashion show with a difference on Thursday night. Students from the college modelled clothes sourced from St Vincent de Paul shops from Cork and Kerry. The fashion was held in the Fels Point Hotel and the host for the evening was Radio Kerry’s […]

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PHOTOS: Good Turnout For Annual Recovery Haven Table Quiz

PHOTOS: Good Turnout For Annual Recovery Haven Table Quiz

November 22, 2014 at 9:33 am Comments are Disabled

RECOVERY Haven had their sixth annual table quiz on Thursday night in the Brogue Inn. Recovery Haven provide respite care for cancer sufferers and their families. The have recently bought a second house, next door to the main house in Killerisk. “Because of the need, it’s great to have a second […]

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Out To Lunch: Hake Is Worth The Wait

Out To Lunch: Hake Is Worth The Wait

November 22, 2014 at 9:33 am Comments are Disabled

The Pikeman Bar Grand Hotel, Denny Street THE grand old dame of Denny Street, eh? If you were to ask anyone in Tralee where they were to go to for an absolute ‘safe’ option for lunch, chances are they’d send you to The Grand. Of course, this is a compliment […]

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Incredible December Line-Up Of Concerts At The INEC

Incredible December Line-Up Of Concerts At The INEC

November 22, 2014 at 9:32 am Comments are Disabled

MUSIC fans will be to the INEC next month as  Killarney venue has some serious artists coming to town over the festive period. Dubbed ‘A Christmas Carnival’, some of the biggest names in Irish music will appear at the venue as part of the Christmas schedule and the gigs are selling out […]

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Kevin Healy, Jonathan Lynch and Paul O'Connor with the Bishop Moynihan Cup and the FA Cup at the Austin Stacks Clubhouse on Sunday morning. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: The FA Cup Was Back In Town During The Week

November 22, 2014 at 9:29 am Comments are Disabled

THE town had another visit last week from the FA Cup, thanks to member of the local Arsenal Supporters Club, Tony Monaghan. Again, it wasn’t the ‘real’ one (see previous story here) that was presented to Arsenal captain Thomas Vermaelen earlier this year in Wembley, but a replica trophy. Continued […]

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At The Omniplex: ‘The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1’

At The Omniplex: ‘The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1’

November 22, 2014 at 9:28 am Comments are Disabled

‘The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1’ By John Lyons BACK in 2012, I was reluctantly dragged to see the first Hunger Games film, based on the popular series of books by Suzanne Collins (at the time, I had REALLY wanted to see the new animated pirates film by Aardman). […]

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Celebration Of Christie Hennessy Is A Treat For Music Fans

Celebration Of Christie Hennessy Is A Treat For Music Fans

November 21, 2014 at 1:20 pm Comments are Disabled

  THE CHRISTIE Hennessy Celebration  is upon us once again and takes place over the weekend in the Fels Point Hotel. It’s a great two days of music from artists from Tralee and beyond. Here is a run down of what’s in store for music fans in town. Friday  Troubadour Club, Fels […]

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VIDEO: Son Returns From Oz After Three Years To Surprise His Tralee Mammy

VIDEO: Son Returns From Oz After Three Years To Surprise His Tralee Mammy

November 21, 2014 at 1:08 pm Comments are Disabled

HERE’S something special. A Tralee mother got a shock last Saturday night, when her son came back from Australia after three years and surprised her at her workplace (see video below). Susan Curran was working in Cassidy’s Restaurant at the time when her workmates, who were in on the surprise, […]

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KDL Gets €200,000 For All-Weather Pitch At Mounthawk

KDL Gets €200,000 For All-Weather Pitch At Mounthawk

November 21, 2014 at 12:30 pm Comments are Disabled

  A SUM of €200,000 is to be allocated to Kerry District League (KDL) for the provision of a full-size all-weather pitch which is a huge boost for soccer in Kerry. The funding will help with the development of an all-weather pitch at Mounthawk Park, Tralee. Work on the new […]

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Seven Things To Do Around Town This Weekend

Seven Things To Do Around Town This Weekend

November 21, 2014 at 11:50 am Comments are Disabled

The weather is supposed to brighten up, so there’s no excuse for vegging in front of the telly at the weekend. There’s loads to get up to… Friday 1. Celebrate Christie There’s a fantastic festival going on today and tomorrow at the Fels Point Hotel celebrating one of our town’s […]

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US Journalists Not Impressed With Our Politicians, Very Impressed With Kerry

US Journalists Not Impressed With Our Politicians, Very Impressed With Kerry

November 21, 2014 at 10:36 am Comments are Disabled

TWO journalists who were touring Kerry, were not impressed with three government ministers who stood them up for meetings earlier in the week. Ari Shapiro and Rich Preston, are journalists from NPR, which is a world-renowned American public radio network. The journalists were in Ireland touring from north to south. While […]

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Elderly Men Who Hadn’t Eaten For Days Among Soup Kitchen Visitors

Elderly Men Who Hadn’t Eaten For Days Among Soup Kitchen Visitors

November 21, 2014 at 9:39 am Comments are Disabled

TWO elderly men come to a soup kitchen in town. Dressed in their Sunday best, the men take their seats in the hall and eat three full dinners each one after another. It later transpires that the men, aged in their 70s, had not eaten in four days. This is […]

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Stacks To Mark Momentous Year With ‘Rockumentary’ Premiere In Siamsa Tíre

Stacks To Mark Momentous Year With ‘Rockumentary’ Premiere In Siamsa Tíre

November 21, 2014 at 9:25 am Comments are Disabled

THE incredible story of Austin Stacks in 2014 is coming a screen near you! Yes, the Rockies have decided to commemorate the incredible year they’ve had by releasing a DVD of their story in ‘2014 – A Rockumentary’, which will be premiered in Siamsa Tire on Wednesday, December 10. This […]

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VIDEO: Tralee Actor Set For Lead Role In New US TV Series

VIDEO: Tralee Actor Set For Lead Role In New US TV Series

November 20, 2014 at 8:58 pm Comments are Disabled

  TRALEE’S own Hollywood actor, Timothy V Murphy, is set to have the lead role in a new TV series where even his character is from Kerry. The actor from Oakpark, who shot to fame in Ireland as Conor in ‘Glenroe’ back in the early 90s, has been Stateside for well […]

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Man Acquitted Of Manslaughter Of Tralee Resident

November 20, 2014 at 1:23 pm Comments are Disabled

A CORK plumber has been acquitted of the manslaughter of a Tralee resident who died after being overcome by carbon monoxide gas in a Cork hotel three years ago. The jury in the Circuit Criminal Court sitting in Cork found forty-six year old Richard Davis not guilty, after five hours of deliberation over […]

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Michael Healy, John Collins and Kevin O'Carroll hanging the banners on Sunday. Photo by Dermot Crean

Rockies To Pay Just €5 Return For Cork Trip To Final

November 20, 2014 at 12:22 pm Comments are Disabled

THE Austin Stacks Club have announced that they are putting on special buses for the fans to travel to the Munster Club Championship Final in Cork and are charging just €5 return. The subsidised buses will take the Rockie hordes to Pairc Ui Rinn, Cork for the  2pm throw-in on […]

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Majella And 93-Year-Old Micheál Nominated For National Volunteer Awards

Majella And 93-Year-Old Micheál Nominated For National Volunteer Awards

November 20, 2014 at 11:15 am Comments are Disabled

EARLIER this month we brought you the story of Louise Quill from Ashgrove (click here) who has been nominated for a National Volunteer Ireland Awards. But there are two more Kerry people, one of whom is 93 year old man, who have also made the shortlist of 30 from over 500 […]

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Saddle Up For Na Gaeil’s Race Night

Saddle Up For Na Gaeil’s Race Night

November 20, 2014 at 11:15 am Comments are Disabled

THE GAA will be more like the GEE-GEES (sorry), when Na Gaeil host a race night this Saturday at Na Gaeil clubhouse, under starting orders at 8:30pm. All money raised from the night will be pumped right back into the club to maintain the high standard its members have come […]

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Billy Tells Us Where He Took That Award-Winning Photo From

Billy Tells Us Where He Took That Award-Winning Photo From

November 20, 2014 at 11:13 am Comments are Disabled

THE photographer who took that award-winning photo of Tralee lit up by fireworks during the festival told how he waited up in Listellick to get the shot. Many people who have seen the photo were confused as to which part of the surrounding area the shot was taken from but […]

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Attempted Robbery On Jewellers In Tralee

Attempted Robbery On Jewellers In Tralee

November 20, 2014 at 10:35 am Comments are Disabled

A MAN armed with a hammer attempted a smash and grab robbery on a Tralee jewellery shop on Monday. The incident occurred on Monday evening at John Fitzgerald Jewellers in The Square. A man repeatedly banged the hammer against the glass window in a bid to break in and steal the valuables. When he failed, […]

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€7,000 Raised For Recovery Haven By Beaufort Group

€7,000 Raised For Recovery Haven By Beaufort Group

November 20, 2014 at 9:51 am Comments are Disabled

AN amazing €7,000 was donated to the Recovery Haven centre in Haig’s Terrace by Beaufort Vintage Threshing group on Thursday. The fantastic sum was raised as part of the ‘Thrashing Cancer’ event held at Brendan Ferris’s farm in Beuafort last September. “We are so grateful, to raise that amount is […]

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Tralee Company Wins National Award

Tralee Company Wins National Award

November 20, 2014 at 9:50 am Comments are Disabled

THE Tralee-based DCS Group were outright winners of the 2014 Sustainable Energy Awards Ireland (SEAI) Built Environment Award in Dublin on Thursday of last week. The company, based in Moyderwell and founded by Managing Director Donal Sugrue, won the award for their LED Lighting Retrofit Project which delivers a full design and build […]

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Bridge Congress To Provide Boost To Town Over Festive Period

Bridge Congress To Provide Boost To Town Over Festive Period

November 20, 2014 at 9:49 am Comments are Disabled

TRALEE will get a shot in the arm over Christmas and New Year as hundreds of card players from all over the country descend for the Tralee International Bridge Congress 2014. The congress takes place from Tuesday, December 30 to Sunday, January 4 and will be held at the Manor West Hotel. Card […]

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Fitness: We Learned A Lot From Martial Arts Legend Bruce Lee

Fitness: We Learned A Lot From Martial Arts Legend Bruce Lee

November 20, 2014 at 9:49 am Comments are Disabled

Michael  Ryan of RnR Fitness in Tralee says the legendary Bruce Lee was ahead of his time regarding health and fitness… It been more than 40 years since the passing of the martial artist Bruce Lee, but his name still holds a great respect amongst the fitness community largely due […]

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Kerry Company Wins European-Wide Web Award

Kerry Company Wins European-Wide Web Award

November 19, 2014 at 10:55 pm Comments are Disabled

THE website of Kerry-based Upfront PR, Event and Model Management has won the .eu Web Awards under House Category tonight. Upfront, owned and run by Orla Diffily, was one of three finalists in the House Category (News/Media/Entertainment/Blog – company or private). Orla collected her award at a ceremony in Brussels tonight. The .eu Web […]

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How Twitter Reacted To Declan O’Sullivan’s Retirement

November 19, 2014 at 2:35 pm Comments are Disabled

OVER the course of an 11 year career, Declan O’Sullivan picked up five All-Ireland medals and three All-Stars. He also earned the great distinction of being one of few men to captain Kerry to two All-Irelands. Here is how the GAA world reacted to the news that Declan O’Sullivan has called […]

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Woman Who Died In Manor Car Accident Is Named

Woman Who Died In Manor Car Accident Is Named

November 19, 2014 at 1:01 pm Comments are Disabled

  THE woman who died in the car accident in Manor West yesterday evening has been named locally as 60 year old Geraldine Murphy, of Ashleigh Downes, Tralee. She died when she was struck by a car at  the retail park at 6.30pm on Tuesday evening. She was pronounced dead at […]

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