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Same Amount Of New Cars Sold Last Month As In September 2016

Same Amount Of New Cars Sold Last Month As In September 2016

October 2, 2017 at 2:53 pm Comments are Disabled

NEW car registrations in Kerry were exactly the same last month compared to September 2016, bucking the national trend. Official statistics released today by the Society of the Irish Motor Industry (SIMI) show that there were 88 new cars sold in Kerry in September, the same as in September of last […]

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Ann Eager, Jackie Moriarty, Sheila Power and Noreen Power at the 40th anniversary of the Austin Stacks Ladies 1977 Championship winning team. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: The 1977 Championship-Winning Stacks Ladies Team Reunites

October 2, 2017 at 12:50 pm Comments are Disabled

LADIES from the Austin Stacks team which won the County Championship Final against Castleisland Desmonds back in 1977, attended a 40th anniversary celebration on Saturday night. Taking place in the Austin Stacks Clubhouse in Connolly Park, many of the team attended and reminisced about the win and their times on […]

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The Under 11 Austin Stacks team with Sergeant Eileen O'Sullivan, Anthony Moriarty, Garda Aidan O'Mahony and Siobhan Quigley. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Young Girls Enjoy Carmel O’Connor Memorial Blitz

October 2, 2017 at 12:09 pm Comments are Disabled

TEN clubs were represented at the 12th annual Carmel O’Connor Memorial Blitz on Saturday in Na Gaeil GAA grounds. There were 12 Under 11 teams from Na Gaeil, Austin Stacks, Kerins O’Rahillys, Ballymac (2), Abbeydorney (2), Scartaglin, Duagh, Listowel Emmets, Castleisland Desmonds and Annascaul clubs and they enjoyed a number […]

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Carole Dooley, Eileen Whelan, Mary Lynch and Susan Carey at the Paco fundraiser for Tralee/West Kerry Branch of MS Society. Photo by Dermot Crean

Fashion Store Raises Funds For Tralee/West Kerry Branch Of MS Society

October 2, 2017 at 11:00 am Comments are Disabled

A TRALEE fashion outlet held a coffee/fashion mornings last Friday for a great cause. Eileen Whelan of  Paco on The Mall organised the event to raise funds for Tralee/West Kerry Branch of MS. Ladies enjoyed teas/coffees, scones, cakes and two fashion stores while ladies from The Glam Pod gave a make-up demonstration. […]

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Lorraine Walsh, Karen Joy, Majella O'Sullivan, Lisa Priestly and Aisling O'Dwyer who took part in the Bon Secours Lip Sync For Sudan at the Brandon Hotel on Saturday night. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: More From The Bon Secours ‘Sync It For Sudan’ (Part 2)

October 1, 2017 at 1:55 pm 1 comment

THE staff of the Bon Secours can take a bow after last night’s fun at the ‘Sync  It For Sudan’ event in the Brandon Hotel. As we told you earlier (click here for previous coverage),‘The Girl Behind The Fringe’ Karen Joy and Aisling O’Dwyer  won the judges vote in the […]

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'The Scrubbers' who took part in the Bon Secours Lip Sync For Sudan at the Brandon Hotel on Saturday night. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Hundreds In Sync With Fun From Bons Staff At The Brandon (Part 1)

October 1, 2017 at 12:16 pm Comments are Disabled

THERE was some craic last night in the Brandon as almost 800 people packed the conference centre for the Bon Secours Hospital’s ‘Sync It For Sudan’ fundraiser. Dolly Parton, Rhianna, Jeward, Michael Jackson, Bucks Fizz and more were imitated on the stage to the laughter and cheering of those present. […]

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REPORT/PHOTOS: Na Gaeil Heartache As They Fall To Firies Firepower

REPORT/PHOTOS: Na Gaeil Heartache As They Fall To Firies Firepower

October 1, 2017 at 11:53 am Comments are Disabled

Firies 3-12 Na Gaeil 0-18 THE agony and the ecstasy. Na Gaeil failed to reach the final of the Junior Premier Championship because they didn’t get goals. It’s a simple way of looking at it, but Firies ability to breach their defence for three-pointers was essentially the difference. That’s not […]

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PHOTOS: #Tralee On Social Media This Week

PHOTOS: #Tralee On Social Media This Week

October 1, 2017 at 10:25 am Comments are Disabled

Every week we compile the best of photos posted on Twitter and Instagram about and around Tralee. Here’s what you’ve been snapping this week…  (If you’d like a photo to feature, just tag #Tralee in it and we’ll see it)… Lovely pic by James just out the road in Camp… […]

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Search For Seisiún Kings Of Kerry Comes To The Brogue Next Month

Search For Seisiún Kings Of Kerry Comes To The Brogue Next Month

October 1, 2017 at 10:25 am Comments are Disabled

FANCY a seisiún? Well if you like participating in one, or just watching, then Kirbys Brogue Inn is the place to be on October 20. Radio Kerry’s Brendan Fuller is going on the road in search of Kerry’s best séisiún performers who will be awarded the title of the Radio […]

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The Abbeydorney/Parnells squad.

Crotta And Abbeydorney/Parnells To Meet In Minor Hurling Final

October 1, 2017 at 10:24 am Comments are Disabled

Mike O’Halloran watched two Kerry Minor Hurling Championship semi-finals in Austin Stack Park yesterday afternoon… Causeway 1-12 Abbeydorney/Parnells 2-12 One must credit Causeway Hurling Club who went on their own in the competition to give their young hurlers a chance to play in the Kerry Minor Hurling Championship, even though they […]

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NO REPRO FEE 21/09/2017 Sightsavers Junior Painter Awards 2018. Laureate na nÓg and children’s book illustrator PJ Lynch pictured with Pippa Smullen (age 4, Naas, Kildare), Sally White (age 10, Rathfarnham, Dublin) and Finn McLoughlin, (age 11, Castleknock, Dublin) at the launch of Sightsavers Junior Painter Awards 2018. The competition is open to primary school students of all ages and this year’s theme, ‘Put Us In The Picture’, is expected to inspire thousands of thoughtful and imaginative entries. Photograph: Sasko Lazarov / Photocall Ireland

Artistic Youngsters Wanted To Enter Junior Painter Awards

October 1, 2017 at 10:23 am Comments are Disabled

THE Sightsavers Junior Painter Awards 2018 has just been launched and the organisers are looking for artistic young people from Kerry to take part. Last year schools from Kerry submitted hundreds of paintings with Mia Hunt from SN Naomh Eirc placing in the top 15 finalists for her painting ‘Open […]

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Roger Harty: How Do You Get To Carnegie Hall?

Roger Harty: How Do You Get To Carnegie Hall?

October 1, 2017 at 10:23 am Comments are Disabled

HOW do you get to Carnegie Hall? This is an aphorism of relatively recent origin and it comes with its own set answer – Practice, Practice, Practice. Practice is really a wonderful thing, because when you look at it, it really is all about giving ourselves another chance. Another chance […]

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Teachers and pupils square up for the basketball game at the school  on Friday. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Action-Packed Celebration Of Flags And Fitness At Spa NS

September 30, 2017 at 2:13 pm Comments are Disabled

SPA N.S. was certainly the place to be last Friday as the students hosted an action packed celebration of flags, food and fitness. In the morning the student council organised a special whole school assembly to celebrate the Spa National School’s success in retaining their status as a top Healthy […]

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IT Tralee Plans For Future With €64m In Buildings Over Next Ten Years

September 30, 2017 at 1:46 pm Comments are Disabled

THE IT Tralee aims to construct a number of buildings over the next ten years — including a student residential complex — at the North Campus costing over €64m . This was revealed as Mr Lionel Alexander, Chair of the IT Tralee Governing Body formally launched the IT Tralee Strategic Plan: A […]

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Here’s Where Residential Property Was Sold Around Tralee In August

Here’s Where Residential Property Was Sold Around Tralee In August

September 30, 2017 at 10:37 am 1 comment

THE most up to date statistics from the Residential Property Price Register shows that August was another busy month for sales of houses and apartment in the Tralee area. There were 27 properties sold fetching a total of €3,763,000. The house that sold for the most was in Ballyroe for […]

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Bank Of Ireland’s ‘Brexit Roadshow’ Is Coming To Tralee

Bank Of Ireland’s ‘Brexit Roadshow’ Is Coming To Tralee

September 30, 2017 at 10:36 am Comments are Disabled

TWO Bank of Ireland ‘Prepare for Brexit Roadshow’ events are coming to Kerry to help support businesses to become informed and prepared for Brexit. They take place on Wednesday, October 25 in Dromhall Hotel, Killarney from 8.15am and in Meadowlands Hotel, Tralee from 1pm that same day. Bank of Ireland has […]

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SPONSORED: Top Kerry School To Hold Open Days This Month

SPONSORED: Top Kerry School To Hold Open Days This Month

September 30, 2017 at 10:36 am Comments are Disabled

A SCHOOL which is renowned for its renowned for its high standard of Post-Primary education is holding two open days in October. Coláiste Íde is an all-Irish 7 day boarding school for girls situated in the Dingle Peninsula which has been ranked No.1 in Kerry in No.2 in Munster in the […]

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Dr Caitlin: The Causes, Symptoms And Treatment Of Cataracts

Dr Caitlin: The Causes, Symptoms And Treatment Of Cataracts

September 30, 2017 at 10:34 am Comments are Disabled

Dr Caitlin O’Connor of Tralee Medical Centre in St Brendan’s Park on the problem of cataracts… What is a cataract?  Cataract is the word used to describe an area of increasing cloudiness in the lens of the eye — the lens of the eye is located behind the iris (the […]

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Know Your Rights: ‘Can I Get The Flu Vaccination For Free?’

September 30, 2017 at 10:34 am Comments are Disabled

Know Your Rights has been compiled by Kerry Citizens Information Service which provides a free and confidential service to the public… Question: I have been recommended to get a flu vaccination. Can I get it for free? Answer: Influenza, usually known as the flu, is highly infectious and anyone can get it. […]

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McCann At The Movies: ‘Maze’ Is A Solid If Underwhelming Political Drama

McCann At The Movies: ‘Maze’ Is A Solid If Underwhelming Political Drama

September 30, 2017 at 10:33 am Comments are Disabled

Our movie guy, John McCann, says ‘Maze’ has more of a ‘TV movie’ feel than anything else… A seasoned campaigner on the film festival trail, this week saw the general release of Stephen Burke’s Maze starring Tom Vaughan Lawlor and Barry Ward. Inspired by the true events of the 1983 […]

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Live TV Coverage For Kerins O’Rahillys’ Kerry SFC Semi-Final

Live TV Coverage For Kerins O’Rahillys’ Kerry SFC Semi-Final

September 29, 2017 at 7:36 pm 1 comment

IF anyone can’t make it out to Fitzgerald Stadium in Killarney next week then they can always catch the Garveys Supervalu Kerry SFC semi-finals on the box. In what surely is a first, EirSport will screen both the Kerins O’Rahillys v South Kerry and Dr Crokes v West Kerry matches […]

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Contestants in the 'Lip Sing' Contest Jimmy Adams, Bridie Courtney, Amy Crean and Michael Hurley. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Meet The Contestants For Enable Ireland Kerry’s ‘Lip Sing’ Event

September 29, 2017 at 3:55 pm Comments are Disabled

AFTER the huge success of last year’s event, the Enable Ireland Kerry ‘Lip Sing’ returns this year with some very eager contestants who can’t wait to hit the stage! They will be holding the event on Saturday,  October 14 at Ballyroe Heights Hotel. Twelve acts will battle it out to […]

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Ogie Sheehy and his wife Kathleen at the awards ceremony.

Tralee Company Wins At National IMSTA Awards

September 29, 2017 at 3:06 pm Comments are Disabled

A TRALEE company has been named as “The Most Cost Effective Product/Service” at the Irish Medical and Surgical Trade Association (IMSTA) MedTech Awards 2017. ViClarity, which provides Auditing, Risk & Compliance software to the Healthcare and Financial Services industry, were shortlisted for the award and invited by the Health Innovation Hub […]

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, Mandy Maguire and Peter Clifford of Gala Oakpark and Mounthawk with Colin McTaggart (left) Retail Operations Executive at Gala Retail Services at the Gala Ireland Conference , Trade Show and Awards held in Killarney. Photo By Domnick Walsh © Eye

Tralee Stores Bring Home Gold And More At Gala Awards

September 29, 2017 at 2:12 pm Comments are Disabled

THREE Gala convenience stores from Tralee have been awarded the ‘Gold Standard’ for excellence in retail at the 2017 Gala Annual Conference and B.E.S.T Awards, which took place this week at The Malton Hotel, Killarney this week. The three stores that received the gold award at the Gala B.E.S.T Awards […]

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Members of the Kingdom Wheelblasters Club were present for the presentation of a cheque from representatives of Bluebird Care, Erica O'Shea, Annette Gaughan and Carly O'Donovan which will go towards buying two custom measured chairs. Photo by Dermot Crean

Sponsorship Boost For Kingdom Wheelblasters Club

September 29, 2017 at 9:17 am Comments are Disabled

KINGDOM Wheelblasters members and their families gathered in the John Mitchels Complex in Ballyseedy on Thursday to be presented with a sponsorship cheque by Bluebird Care. The €1,500 will go towards two new custom-measured sports chairs for two boys — Dean Mc Carthy, Cian Horgan, both 13. The Cheque presentation was made […]

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Maura Sullivan of Kerry Hospice accepts a cheque from St Brendan's NS Blennerville pupils Iseult Brick Dunne, Tommy Costello and Yvie Ross with Principal Terry O'Sullivan, after the school raised €1,105 after a cakesale at the school earlier this month. Photo by Dermot Crean

Blennerville School’s Cakesale Raises Funds For Kerry Hospice

September 29, 2017 at 9:15 am Comments are Disabled

THE schoolchildren in St Brendan’s NS Blennerville pulled out all the stops to raise funds for Kerry Hospice during the annual coffee morning fundraiser earlier this month. Some of the classes baked cakes and all pupils brought in €2 each to buy the goodies. Later that afternoon the parents came in for […]

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CBS The Green pupils with teachers Helen Kelliher and Caroline Dillane, Lee Strand's Teresa Higgins Walker and Foley's SPAR's Kieran Ahern, looking forward to Sunday's fun run.

CBS The Green On Its Marks For Fun Run This Weekend

September 29, 2017 at 9:15 am Comments are Disabled

CBS The Green is set to host its third annual 5k/3K timed fun run this Sunday and they are still inviting people to take part. The secondary school is busy preparing for the run which takes place on at 1pm on October 1. Both routes are fast and flat and […]

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Five Things To Do Around Tralee This Weekend

Five Things To Do Around Tralee This Weekend

September 29, 2017 at 9:13 am Comments are Disabled

The weekend is here and there’s sport, lip synching, fun running and threshing to look forward to. Here’s a few suggestions of what to get up to… Saturday 1. Get your book signed… Francis Brennan will be signing copies of his new book in O’Mahony’s Books on Castle Street on […]

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Eamonn Fitzmaurice Set To Be Kerry Boss For Next Three Years

Eamonn Fitzmaurice Set To Be Kerry Boss For Next Three Years

September 29, 2017 at 9:09 am Comments are Disabled

EAMONN Fitzmaurice is set to be the Kerry senior team manager up to 2020. In a statement by Tim Murphy, Chairman Kerry County Board on the Kerry GAA website this morning, he says he  will be proposing that Éamonn Fitzmaurice  (in addition to completing his current term  for the coming year) […]

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‘The Princess Bride’, ‘The Shining’ And ‘Godfather II’ On The Big Screen? Yes Please!

‘The Princess Bride’, ‘The Shining’ And ‘Godfather II’ On The Big Screen? Yes Please!

September 28, 2017 at 4:44 pm Comments are Disabled

NOW here’s something cinema fans will absolutely love! The Tralee Omniplex is starting a new season of movie screenings entitled #Bring It Back where movie lovers can see old favourites on the big screen on Monday nights at 7.30pm. Tickets are €8. The October line-up is just dynamite. After the nostalgic […]

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