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Tralee Could Host Europe-wide Entente Florale Ceremony In 2016

Tralee Could Host Europe-wide Entente Florale Ceremony In 2016

September 30, 2014 at 11:39 am 1 comment

  NOW that Tralee secured a Gold Medal in the Entente Florale competition on Friday, thoughts are now turning to the possibility hosting the awards ceremony in two years time to coincide with the celebrations to mark 800 years since the founding of the town. The Tralee delegation of John […]

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Orlagh Winters: We’re Spoiled For Choice In Our Local Shops

Orlagh Winters: We’re Spoiled For Choice In Our Local Shops

September 30, 2014 at 10:19 am Comments are Disabled

OK so it is too warm to wear a jacket or coat yet so what is the solution, especially for that special occasion? A Pashmina of course! Strolling through town on Saturday I popped in to ‘That’s Perfect’ where there is every possible colour and print available. The great thing […]

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Public Speaking And PR Courses From The Experts

Public Speaking And PR Courses From The Experts

September 30, 2014 at 10:06 am Comments are Disabled

THERE are two courses starting up soon for anyone who is interested in improving their public speaking skills and wants to learn how the media works. An eight-week public speaking and presentation course will be held at The Meadowlands Hotel starting this Saturday, October 4, 10am – midday Aimed at anyone who wants […]

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Physio Talk: Shin-splints – Treat The Cause Not The Symptoms

Physio Talk: Shin-splints – Treat The Cause Not The Symptoms

September 30, 2014 at 10:04 am Comments are Disabled

Chartered Physiotherapist, Dr Derek Griffin, on the problem 0f Shin-splints… 1. Introduction Medial tibial stress syndrome (MTSS) or “shin splints” is a common running-related injury with approximately 15% of novice runners reporting shin pain within a year of starting running. The problem is often difficult to manage with recent evidence […]

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Kilkenny Hurling team doctor and Traleeman, Dr Tadhg Crowley.

Meet The Tralee Man Who Has Kilkenny Hurling In Good Health

September 30, 2014 at 9:54 am Comments are Disabled

YOU might be surprised to learn that at the heart of of the most successful hurling team of all time is a Tralee man. Dr Tadhg Crowley originally from Oakpark, has been the chief medic for nine All-Ireland winning Kilkenny hurling sides. The most recent of which coming last Saturday […]

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MEP Wants Tralee Railway Tourism Facility Reopened

MEP Wants Tralee Railway Tourism Facility Reopened

September 29, 2014 at 4:53 pm Comments are Disabled

MUNSTER MEP, Deirdre Clune, met with a delegation from the Tralee Chamber Alliance and tourism-related interests at the National Ploughing Championships last week and said she wanted to see the steam train railway line from Blennerville to the Wetlands reopened. “I spoke to Kieran Ruttledge from Tralee Chamber who outlined a […]

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A Celebration Of Irish Culture At The Meadowlands

A Celebration Of Irish Culture At The Meadowlands

September 29, 2014 at 3:34 pm Comments are Disabled

IRISH lovers are asked to come together for what’s billed as ‘A Weekend of Language and Culture and Literature’ which will kick off this Friday night at the Meadowlands Hotel. The Irish language event, Éigse Fhilí Chiarraí 2014, begins on Friday night at 8pm with a slide presentation of Kerry’s Flora and […]

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Gardaí Investigate Window Smashing In Connolly Park

Gardaí Investigate Window Smashing In Connolly Park

September 29, 2014 at 2:33 pm Comments are Disabled

GARDAI are looking for information regarding the breaking of a window in Connolly Park on Sunday night. A garden ornament was used to break the window of house number 139 in the estate at around 10pm. If anyone was passing around that time and saw anything suspicious, they are asked to […]

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Ballyheigue Woman Wins €68,000 In Prizes On RTE Show

Ballyheigue Woman Wins €68,000 In Prizes On RTE Show

September 29, 2014 at 12:38 pm 1 comment

A BALLYHEIGUE woman scooped €68,000 in prizes on the Winning Streak RTE gameshow on Saturday night. Julie (40), a team supervisor for a company calling Cullen Cleaning, was supported in Dublin by her son Alex (21) and daughter and Leanne (13) among other friends and family. She has six siblings – brothers John, […]

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Get Snapping For The Tralee Chamber Alliance Photo Competition

Get Snapping For The Tralee Chamber Alliance Photo Competition

September 29, 2014 at 12:00 pm Comments are Disabled

FOLLOWING the great success of last year’s ‘Wild Atlantic Way’ contest, Tralee Chamber Alliance will be sponsoring and running a Photo Competition called “Images of Tralee”. All photographers both amateur and professional are invited to make submissions and there is a prize fund of €1,000 up for tabs The aim is […]

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Pharmacy Giant Buys Ryle And DeLacy Businesses

Pharmacy Giant Buys Ryle And DeLacy Businesses

September 29, 2014 at 11:24 am Comments are Disabled

LLOYDS Pharmacy has bought Ryle and DeLacy Pharmacies in Fairies Cross and Ashe Street. The chemist stores were sold to the British chain two weeks ago for an undisclosed figure but, according to Michael Ryle, it’s business as usual. “Cathal [DeLacy] and I are still here, that won’t change,” said Michael. “It’s […]

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Bernie Falvey and Mary O'Sullivan at last years 'Splash of Pink' event in aid of the Irish Cancer Society held in Ballyseedy Home and Gardens.

A Splash Of Pink For A Great Cause In Ballyseedy

September 29, 2014 at 10:38 am Comments are Disabled

THE annual ‘Splash of Pink’ coffee morning in aid of the Irish Cancer Society will take place in Ballyseedy Home and Garden Centre, on Saturday October 4 from 10am to 12 noon. “It’s a serious issue, but the morning is a fun way of raising funds and awareness, we want […]

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Ogie Moran feels the pain  being waxed at the 'Kerry GAA Stars Lovely Legs Competition' at the Fels Point Hotel on Saturday night. Photo by Dermot Crean

VIDEO/PHOTOS: Over €12,000 Raised For Charity At GAA Legends Night

September 29, 2014 at 10:13 am Comments are Disabled

OVER €12,000 was raised at the ‘Kerry GAA Stars Lovely Legs Competition’ held in the Fels Point Hotel on Saturday night according to organiser Andrea O’Donoghue. Hosted by RTE’s Miriam O’Callaghan, it was a fantastic occasion attended by over 400 people, all in aid the Palliative Care Unit at Kerry General Hospital. “It was […]

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Mary O’Donnell: Cindy From CH Picks Her Top Five Products

Mary O’Donnell: Cindy From CH Picks Her Top Five Products

September 29, 2014 at 9:37 am Comments are Disabled

THIS week I took myself to CH Chemist which is like a mecca in Tralee for beauty junkies. CH Chemist is a family-run business located in the heart of the town. They offer a wide range of products and services from a Pharmacy, Opticians, Photographic counter, Aura Beauty Salon, Cosmetic […]

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O’Halloran’s Hurling: Incident Overshadows Hurling Final

O’Halloran’s Hurling: Incident Overshadows Hurling Final

September 28, 2014 at 9:16 pm Comments are Disabled

Our hurling analyst, Mike O’Halloran, on a controversial day at the Garvey’s Supervalu Kerry SHC final… Lixnaw 0-11 Kilmoyley 0-11 My “sit on the fence” prediction last week was a draw and with Lixnaw involved, a draw is always a good call given their record of draws in the county championship. […]

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VIDEO/PHOTOS: Ouch! Kerry Legends Get Waxed For Charity

VIDEO/PHOTOS: Ouch! Kerry Legends Get Waxed For Charity

September 28, 2014 at 12:44 pm Comments are Disabled

KERRY’S greatest GAA stars felt the pain on Saturday night as they had their legs waxed for a great cause in the Fels Point Hotel. Hosted by RTE’s Miriam O’Callaghan, the ‘Kerry GAA Stars Lovely Legs Competition’ was a fantastic occasion attended by over 300 people, who made a great contribution to […]

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Photos: Kerry Players Get A Grilling From CBS Primary Pupils

Photos: Kerry Players Get A Grilling From CBS Primary Pupils

September 28, 2014 at 9:34 am Comments are Disabled

By Michelle Culloty, CBS Teacher The Sam Maguire and Markham Cups, accompanied by Kieran Donaghy and Marc Ó Sé arrived at CBS Primary school on Friday to a hero’s welcome. The School Hall was packed to capacity, and decked out in a sea of green and gold. Vice Principal, Pat […]

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Issabelle Flamini is one of the Annie's performing in the Light Opera Society of Tralee's production of Annie. Photo by Gavin O'Connor.

Photos: ‘Annie’ Delights Audiences At Siamsa

September 28, 2014 at 9:34 am Comments are Disabled

THERE were great crowds for the Light Opera Society of Tralee’s production of Annie which played for three days at Siamsa Tire. There were matinees on Thursday, Friday and Saturday and evening performances which received standing ovations. Continued below… The 65-strong cast were put through their paces over the past few months […]

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RTE Weather Presenter For Siamsa Tíre Show

RTE Weather Presenter For Siamsa Tíre Show

September 28, 2014 at 9:34 am Comments are Disabled

RTE’S laid back weather presenter, Evelyn Cusack, is coming to town for a show about, you guessed it, the Irish weather. It’s a subject we obsess about and talk incessantly on so it’s the ideal topic for a talk by the expert. Evelyn Cusack celebrates her 26th anniversary as a weather […]

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The Chef’s Table: A Great Thai Chicken Curry

The Chef’s Table: A Great Thai Chicken Curry

September 28, 2014 at 9:33 am Comments are Disabled

THAI cookery has to be my favourite style of food. I love the freshness and simplicity of the dishes.

 Thai food is unique in the fact that in many dishes you get spicy, sweet, citrusy and salty all in one dish. During my time working in Australia, I worked with […]

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Roger Harty: The Difference Between Success And Happiness

Roger Harty: The Difference Between Success And Happiness

September 28, 2014 at 9:33 am 1 comment

SUCCESS: Is having what you want. Happiness: Is wanting what you have. Very often we hear in life ‘don’t take things literally’, but in this case, I think to get the full meaning and benefit of the above mentioned definitions, it is important to take every word literally as it was […]

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Joe Looby takes a selfie with Kieran Donaghy and Sam. Photo by Gavin O'Connor.

Video/Photos: The Green Welcomes Sam Maguire And Kerry Players

September 27, 2014 at 11:11 am Comments are Disabled

SAM MAGUIRE arrived into CBS The Green yesterday along with two past pupils and a current teacher who tasted All-Ireland glory with Kerry last Sunday. Ex-pupils Kieran Donaghy, and Barry John Keane, teacher Marc O’Se and Kerry’s wing back, Killian Young got a rousing reception when they arrived with Sam and the Tom […]

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Kieran Donaghy and Barry John Walsh with Christy McCarthy in the town centre with Sam Maguire. Photo by Gavin O'Connor.

Photos: “We’re Already Looking To Next Year” Says Donaghy

September 27, 2014 at 10:47 am Comments are Disabled

Click on above ad for a great offer TRAFFIC almost came to a standstill in the town centre on Friday, when two of the town’s favourite sons brought an old friend around the streets. “It’s been unbelievable really to see 25,000 on the streets last Monday night. We train hard all […]

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At the launch of 'Kerry Stars Lovely Legs Competition' in aid of the Palative Care Unit in Tralee General Hospital were, from left: Denis Moran, Andrea O'Donoghue, Eoin Liston, Riona Kennedy and Ger Power. Photo by Gavin O'Connor.

RTE’S Miriam To Interview GAA Legends Tonight In Fels Point

September 27, 2014 at 9:56 am Comments are Disabled

JUST in case any of you are at a loose end tonight (Saturday), there’s a fantastic event on in the Fels Point Hotel, where Miriam O’Callaghan and a host of stars of the sporting and media world will help raise funds for the Kerry Hospice Palliative Care unit in KGH. Five Kerry […]

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Out To Lunch: Nothing Small About Teach Beag Dish

Out To Lunch: Nothing Small About Teach Beag Dish

September 27, 2014 at 9:40 am Comments are Disabled

An Teach Beag The Mall WALKING around town this week it was plain to see most people had a spring in their step. The All-Ireland has provided us with an unexpected boost going into the late autumn and as the phrase goes, “it’ll shorten the winter”. I decided to head […]

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Seven Movies To Look Out For In The Next Few Months

Seven Movies To Look Out For In The Next Few Months

September 27, 2014 at 9:32 am Comments are Disabled

Our movie guy, John Lyons, takes a look at seven movies which should be making waves come awards season next year… Next week I’ll be reviewing David Fincher’s latest film, ‘Gone Girl’. I’ve been counting down the days until the first showing of ‘Gone Girl’, not just because I’m a […]

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We Did It! Tralee Wins Gold In Entente Florale Competition!

We Did It! Tralee Wins Gold In Entente Florale Competition!

September 26, 2014 at 8:24 pm Comments are Disabled

SO all the hard work did pay off! Tralee won the Gold medal, the highest award possible, in the Entente Florale Europewide competition announced on Friday in Budapest. And the news gets better; Tobar Naofa won a special prize for Best Community Garden. Tralee was the Irish representative in the international horticultural […]

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Fifteen Patients Waiting On Trolleys This Week At KGH

Fifteen Patients Waiting On Trolleys This Week At KGH

September 26, 2014 at 3:20 pm Comments are Disabled

THERE were 15 patients waiting on trolleys in Kerry General Hospital between Monday and Friday according to figures from the Irish Nurses’ and Midwives’ Organisation (INMO). On Monday there were three patients waiting on trolleys. On Tuesday there was one; Wednesday, two; Thursday, five and Friday, four. The INMO compile the figures […]

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Gardai Seek Information On Two Crime Incidents

Gardai Seek Information On Two Crime Incidents

September 26, 2014 at 12:22 pm Comments are Disabled

GARDAI are seeking the public’s help in relation to two crimes committed in the past week. In the early hours of last Saturday, September 20, a man was set upon and robbed by three men in the Upper Rock Street area, while on his way to work. The victim was left […]

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The Bumbleance In town during the Summer. Photo by Gavin O'Connor.

Lidl Ireland Gives €5k To Bumbleance After Hearing Of Robbery

September 26, 2014 at 11:32 am Comments are Disabled

WELL done Lidl Ireland. After hearing that the Bumbleance charity were robbed at the Ploughing Championships yesterday, the German Supermarket giant has stepped in and donated €5,000 to the charity. Medical equipment and bandages were taken from presses in the incident which Tony Heffernan described as a set-back. Bumbleance, the brainchild of […]

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