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Mitchels Kids In New Estate Learn Road Safety

Mitchels Kids In New Estate Learn Road Safety

October 22, 2014 at 10:17 am Comments are Disabled

IT was a fun time for Croilar Na Mistealach kids at the weekend when they held an informative safety awareness day. The Residents Committee at the new estate saw a need for a Road Safety Workshop due to busy traffic in the estate after the nearby Aras an Phobail building was opened. The […]

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Zoe’s World: How The Recession Has Affected My Life

Zoe’s World: How The Recession Has Affected My Life

October 22, 2014 at 10:04 am Comments are Disabled

I THINK that 21st century children and teens are often portrayed as the tech children. I think that is true, considering I am always the one to ask when the computer stops working or I am always the one to offer a magic solution when you need to change your phone […]

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Stacks fans on the terraces on Sunday. Photo by Dermot Crean

County Final: Chamber Urges Tralee People To Support The Rockies

October 22, 2014 at 9:40 am Comments are Disabled

IT’LL be a tall order for some, but the CEO of Tralee Chamber Alliance has urged all Tralee people to support the Rockies Parade through town on Sunday. The spotlight will be on Tralee next weekend when thousands of GAA fans will be in town for the County Senior Football […]

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Barry John And Cormac Keep Their Promise To Donal Walsh

Barry John And Cormac Keep Their Promise To Donal Walsh

October 21, 2014 at 3:43 pm Comments are Disabled

TWO Kerry stars remained true to their word when they visited an old friend over the weekend. Barry John Keane and Cormac Coffey, both tasted All-Ireland success this year, something they had promised they would do for anti-suicide campaigner Donal Walsh, before he passed away in May last year. They […]

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Tralee-Based Gardaí Win National Awards

Tralee-Based Gardaí Win National Awards

October 21, 2014 at 3:36 pm Comments are Disabled

THREE Gardaí based in Tralee, including Kerry All-Ireland winner Aidan O’Mahony, are to be honoured next month at the 2014 Coiste Siamsa Sportstar Awards which will be held at The Malton Hotel, Killarney. The awards are presented to Garda members who have achieved success in their chosen sporting areas, locally, nationally and […]

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Barry John Keane with Sam Maguire cup and Andrew Barry with the Tom Markham Cup, along with students of Mercy Mounthawk. Photo by Gavin O'Connor. Photo by Gavin O'Connor

Mounthawk Gives Huge Reception For Kerry Stars

October 21, 2014 at 11:51 am Comments are Disabled

SAM was on the move again around the town on Monday. The famous cup received a huge reception, at Mercy Mounthawk, when Barry John Keane accompanied by current pupil, Andrew Barry, with the minor trophy arrived to the school. “Since we won I’ve been looking forward to this day. It’s […]

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Representatives of the five Kerry Special Olympics clubs, with Mayor of Kerry, John Brassil at the Special Olympics civic reception in Kerry County Council buildings were, From left: Cliodhna Palmer, Eoin O'Sullivan, Cllr John Brassil, Brendan O'Sullivan and Bronagh Enright. Photo by Gavin O'Connor.

Special Olympics Groups Honoured By County Council

October 21, 2014 at 11:44 am Comments are Disabled

THE five different Special Olympics groups in Kerry were honoured with a civic reception at Kerry County Council buildings on Monday afternoon. They were gathered to acknowledge their outstanding contribution to the sporting life of Kerry. “This means an awful lot to us. There is a lot of work that […]

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The scene outside Austin Park, just before throw in of Austin Stacks v Dingle, in the County Championship semi-final

Tickets For Sunday’s County Final Now On Sale

October 21, 2014 at 11:28 am Comments are Disabled

TICKETS for this Sunday’s County Championship final between Austin Stacks and Mid Kerry in Austin Stack Park are now on sale. The tickets can be purchased from the Kerry County Board Office, Kerry GAA Store in Killarney and Supervalu Stores in Tralee, Dingle, Killorglin and Castleisland. Two weeks ago, due […]

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Orlagh Winters: My Weakness For Handbags

Orlagh Winters: My Weakness For Handbags

October 21, 2014 at 10:01 am Comments are Disabled

THERE is a weakness that overcomes me when I see a handbag I want. To say I become a woman possessed is an understatement. Apparently to some expert somewhere in the world, you can tell a lot about a girl by her choice of handbag. I am not quite sure […]

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Glass Broken In Transit Delays Repairs To Aqua Dome

Glass Broken In Transit Delays Repairs To Aqua Dome

October 20, 2014 at 3:36 pm Comments are Disabled

MANAGEMENT at the Aqua Dome in Tralee have confirmed that all the work to repair the damage caused by the storms last December and February will be completed before Christmas. A shipment of glazing for the dome was broken in transit to the site and this will now enforce another […]

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At the Francis Brennan book signing was, Pauline Burke Quinn. Photo by Gavin O'Connor.

Francis Brennan Says The Town Centre Is The Heart Of Tralee

October 20, 2014 at 12:43 pm Comments are Disabled

THE hotelier and TV star, Francis Brennan, was in O’Mahony’s book shop on Saturday signing copies of his new book, entitled,  ‘It’s the little things – Francis Brennan’s Guide to Life’. He also made a few observations about the town centre and Manor West Retail Park while he was in town. […]

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SPORT: Relief For O’Rahilly’s As They Avoid Championship Relegation

SPORT: Relief For O’Rahilly’s As They Avoid Championship Relegation

October 20, 2014 at 12:24 pm Comments are Disabled

Gavin O’Connor reports from Castleisland yesterday, where the Strand Road side ensured their senior status by beating Kilcummin… Kerins O’Rahillys 0-12 Killcummin 0-7 A LATE flurry of points secured senior championship football next year for Kerins O’Rahilly’s when they beat Kilcummin in this relegation playoff match. Played out in front of […]

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PHOTOS: Glamorous Night Of Fashion At MS Fundraiser

PHOTOS: Glamorous Night Of Fashion At MS Fundraiser

October 20, 2014 at 10:19 am Comments are Disabled

WHAT was billed as ‘A Great Night of Fashion Fun and Music’ took place on Saturday night in the Ballyroe Heights Hotel. All proceeds were in aid of the Tralee and West Kerry branch of the Multiple Sclerosis Society. “We’re delighted with the turnout and quite a lot of people supported […]

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Mary O’Donnell: Marc’s Master Tips Go Down A Storm

Mary O’Donnell: Marc’s Master Tips Go Down A Storm

October 20, 2014 at 10:05 am Comments are Disabled

MARC Sinclair was a big hit in CH Chemist recently. Marc is one of Lancome’s elite makeup artists and is a big deal in the world of makeup. Marc was a professional ballet dancer before he trained as a makeup artist. He does makeup for the BAFTAs, London Fashion Week […]

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With Sam and Barry John Keane in Healy Park were, from left: Ross Kennedy, Rory Kennedy and Adam Evans.

“Dream Come True” For Barry As He Brings Sam Back To O’Rahilly’s

October 20, 2014 at 9:40 am Comments are Disabled

BARRY John Keane was a happy man on Saturday morning as he and his Kerins O’Rahilly’s teammate, Cormac Coffey, paraded the Sam Maguire and Tom Markham Cups around Healy Park in Ballyrickard. “It’s a dream come true, when I was training all year, I didn’t really think of these moments, […]

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‘Night At The Dogs’ For Kerry Rape And Sexual Abuse Centre

‘Night At The Dogs’ For Kerry Rape And Sexual Abuse Centre

October 19, 2014 at 3:30 pm Comments are Disabled

THE Kerry Rape and Sexual Abuse Centre is delighted to announce a fundraising initiative, “A Night At The Dogs”, on Saturday, November 8 in the Kingdom Greyhound Stadium. They are now seeking people to support the Centre by buying a ticket and raise money on their behalf. Continued below… The centre provides free professional counselling […]

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Mercy Mounthawk students gathering in the sports hall before they departed on the run. Photo by Gavin O'Connor.,

Mercy Mounthawk Gearing Up For Cycle Against Suicide

October 19, 2014 at 3:30 pm Comments are Disabled

STUDENTS and staff of Mercy Mounthawk took part in a fun run in aid of the Donal Walsh inspired charity, ‘Cycle Against Suicide’. The 2.5k run, brought them out of the gates of the school, out the Bracker O’Regan Road, around the roundabout and back again. The run on Friday […]

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The Chef’s Table: Mmmm…Chocolate!

The Chef’s Table: Mmmm…Chocolate!

October 19, 2014 at 3:28 pm Comments are Disabled

Our food expert, Mark Doe of ‘Just Cooking’ in Firies, on the artistry involved in cooking with chocolate  Working with chocolate is something that takes years of practice. It takes a special kind of chef to work with chocolate. Like perfect chocolate masterpieces, they need to be cool and well […]

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Roger Harty: Just Do It

Roger Harty: Just Do It

October 19, 2014 at 3:28 pm 1 comment

J.D.I. (the Nike slogan) is a slogan that is very close to my heart. The reason for this is that it works and it was of huge benefit to me in my own life. Every morning I made myself go for a walk, rain, hail or snow whether I liked […]

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Tralee Credit Union Shows Support For Ebola Appeal

Tralee Credit Union Shows Support For Ebola Appeal

October 19, 2014 at 3:27 pm Comments are Disabled

TRALEE Credit Union celebrated International Credit Union Day on Thursday by highlighting this year’s theme “Local Service, Global Good” to launch their support for the Ebola crisis. “The best way we feel that our “local service” as a credit union can do “global good” right now is to fundraise and get […]

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At The Omniplex: ‘The Judge’

At The Omniplex: ‘The Judge’

October 18, 2014 at 11:42 am Comments are Disabled

‘The Judge’ Robert Downey Jr. is perhaps the most charismatic superstar that Hollywood has to offer at the moment. His magnetic on-screen presence is seemingly unmatched by no one else, and he has a knack for delivering lengthy monologues in a fast-paced fashion, jumping back and forth between serious and […]

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Sarah Higgins getting the first bit of her hair shaved at the 'Chop or Change' fundraiser. Photo by Gavin O'Connor.

Photos: Skin And Hair Flying At Chop Or Change Fundraiser

October 18, 2014 at 11:32 am Comments are Disabled

TWO sisters organised a fundraiser on Friday night for Recovery Haven after the amazing care the centre showed for their aunt who passed away from cancer last year. Charlotte and Sarah Higgins held the ‘Chop Or Change’ event in the Slieve Mish Bar and it was a great success. “We decided […]

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The bar downstairs has kept the character of its previous incarnation. Photo by Dermot Crean

Out To Lunch: Value And Quality At The Brogue

October 18, 2014 at 11:16 am Comments are Disabled

Kirby’s Brogue Inn Rock Street I HAD intended on writing an ‘Out To Lunch’ on tour this week, seeing as I was ‘out foreign’ this week but then I had a change of mind. It’s not much good to readers of this column to be extolling the culinary delights of […]

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Beauty expert, Triona McCarthy (centre) with the staff of Expose Beauty  Salon, from left: Sharon Hurley, Mary O'Hara, Sheila McQuinn, Kate Kavanagh (Manager), Triona McCarthy, Tara Griffin, Siobhan Sheehy and Sarah Dowling. Photo by Gavin O'Connor.

Photos: Sunday Indo Beauty Expert Launches Tralee Salon

October 18, 2014 at 11:10 am Comments are Disabled

THE official opening of Expose Beauty in Mounthawk took place on Friday with popular beauty writer, Triona McCarthy, on hand to do the honours. “Kerry is such a social county, it really is,” said Triona McCarthy. “I come down here quite a lot for racing and the women are always so stylish, they […]

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Top Honour For The ‘Masterchef’ At Darcy’s

Top Honour For The ‘Masterchef’ At Darcy’s

October 17, 2014 at 10:12 am Comments are Disabled

  A TRALEE man, who has been a head chef in restaurants all over the world, has been awarded the top honour of ‘Masterchef’. Ballinorig native, Noel Keane, is head chef in Darcy’s Restaurant in Barrack Lane, Tralee, which has been nominated for numerous awards over the last year. Now […]

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At the opening of Winters Display, in the Horan Centre were: Carol Kennelly, Anne Leen, Danny Leen and Claire Murphy. Photo by Gavin O'Connor.

PHOTOS: Opening Of Orlagh Winters’ Christmas Shop

October 17, 2014 at 10:11 am 1 comment

A LARGE crowd of well wishers were at the opening of a new business at the Horan Centre last night. Orlagh Winters opened her Winters Display business with a wine and canapés reception, DJ spinning festive tracks, special discounts and festive surprises throughout. There was even an appearance by the […]

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It’s The Weekend! Five Things To Occupy Your Time

It’s The Weekend! Five Things To Occupy Your Time

October 17, 2014 at 9:52 am Comments are Disabled

The weekend. It’s so close we can taste it. We’ve got that Friday feeling so if you want to know what’s on in town for the weekend then looky here… Friday Expose Beauty Lauch Sunday Independent beauty writer and TV3 regular, Triona McCarthy, will officially open Expose Beauty in Mounthawk from 3pm to […]

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Video: Stained Glass Artist Works On Exciting New Project For Jameson

Video: Stained Glass Artist Works On Exciting New Project For Jameson

October 17, 2014 at 9:45 am Comments are Disabled

LOCAL stained glass artist, Mary Leen, was asked to contribute her expertise and craft to a historic project for Irish whiskey giant, Jameson. In a video posted up on Youtube by Jameson on Wednesday, Mary can be seen working on a project called ‘Pencil and Sledge’ to help promote a new brand […]

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At the Abbey Theater performance of Sive in the Siamese Tire were, from left:  Kerry McCarthy, Fiona Nelligan, Leona McHenry and Joanne McCarthy. Photo by Gavin O'Connor.

PHOTOS: It’s A Siamsa Sellout For John B Keane’s ‘Sive’

October 16, 2014 at 9:50 am Comments are Disabled

THE Abbey Theatre’s production of ‘Sive’ is proving to be one of the most successful runs in Siamsa in years having sold out all five nights this week. The premiere took place on Tuesday and was attended by wife of the late John B Keane, Mary. The Listowel man’s work […]

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Showing Barry John Keane, the picture they drew for the Kerry Team, were sisters, Anne and Emily O'Reilly. Photo by Gavin O'Connor.

PHOTOS: Bons Staff Get Their Clean Hands On Sam Maguire

October 16, 2014 at 9:41 am Comments are Disabled

THE Sam Maguire and Tom Markham cups went in for check-up to the Bon Secours hospital on Wednesday to coincide with Global Handwashing Day. Staff at the Bons got their (clean) hands on both trophies and posed for photos as some of the players also popped in for a visit […]

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