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Free Seminar On Day Place In Tralee Library

Free Seminar On Day Place In Tralee Library

June 12, 2019 at 12:24 pm Comments are Disabled

A FREE seminar on Day Place in Tralee will take place next Tuesday, June 18 at Tralee Library between 10am and 1pm. Day Place is Tralee’s earliest Georgian terrace, built by Justice Robert Day at the turn of the nineteenth century. It was the first time in the town’s history […]

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At the launch of Tralee 800 Conference were, from left: Kathleen Brown (Kerry Archaeological Society), Noreen O'Connor (Tralee Municipal District), Tony Bergin (Kerry Archaeological Society), Vincent O'Mahony (Speaker), Terry O'Brien (Mayor of Tralee), John Griffin (Kerry County Council), Helen O'Carroll (Kerry County Museum) and Maureen Hanifin (Kerry Archaeological Society) . Photo of Gavin O'Connor.

Two-Day Conference On History Of Tralee Set For This Weekend

November 1, 2016 at 10:20 am 1 comment

FORMER Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs Dick Spring will officially open the Tralee 800 Conference this Friday evening, November 4, in Siamsa Tíre Theatre. The two-day conference in Siamsa and the Rose Hotel will explore the 800 year history of Tralee and earlier. It forms part of this year’s Tralee […]

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RTÉ Nationwide special “Writing Irish soldiers back into history”
Photo shows – Leslie McCarthy, at the graveside of

Presentation Tralee Student To Feature On RTE Nationwide Remembrance Day Special

November 4, 2015 at 9:48 am Comments are Disabled

A PRESENTATION secondary school student is to feature in an RTE Nationwide special on the historical project ‘My Adopted Soldier’ Nationwide will broadcast two special programmes this November which focus on a unique project involving a student from every county in Ireland who adopted a soldier who died in World War 1. […]

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PHOTOS: Great Turnout For The Revolutionary Decade Roadshow At Kerins O’Rahillys Clubhouse

PHOTOS: Great Turnout For The Revolutionary Decade Roadshow At Kerins O’Rahillys Clubhouse

October 5, 2015 at 11:36 am Comments are Disabled

THERE was a steady stream of people on Saturday to enjoy a wide range of interesting and entertaining activities and attractions at the Revolutionary Decade Roadshow at the Kerins O’Rahillys clubhouse. Designed to commemorate the 1916 rising and look forward to its centenary celebrations next year, the event was a huge success said County Arts […]

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A Fitting Celebration Of Roger Casement In Tralee

A Fitting Celebration Of Roger Casement In Tralee

September 9, 2015 at 8:52 am Comments are Disabled

Brian Caball writes about the Roger Casement Gathering which took place in Tralee at the weekend…. Tionól Mhic Easmainn 2015, or the Roger Casement Gathering, was held in Tralee and was hosted at Fels Point Hotel on Friday and Saturday last, 4th/5th September. The official opening was by our own Celine Slattery […]

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Dick Fitzgerald (left) was Kerry footballs first superstar, he played with Killarney Crokes during the period of the 1915 county final.

A 100 Year Old Mass Brawl May Have Sparked Tralee’s Rivalry With Killarney

April 11, 2015 at 10:12 am Comments are Disabled

YOU know that undercurrent of rivalry that Killarney and Tralee has for each other? Well, a fight in a county final between a selection of both town’s best footballers back 100 years ago this weekend, could be the source of some of that animosity that bubbles under the surface. On April 12, […]

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At the handing of the Ballyroe School roll books to Kerry County Library were back, from left: Micheal Lynch, John King, Marian Fitzgerald, Kay McGillycuddy, Tommy O'Connor, Peggy Geary, Angela Kirby and Marie McSweeney. Front: Denis Walsh and Margaret Murphy.

Vital Link To Ballyroe’s Past Handed Over To Library

March 28, 2015 at 10:22 am 1 comment

LONG lost roll books from the old schoolhouse in Ballyroe have been handed over to the Kerry County Library. For many years the fate of the books had remained a mystery, until one day when former pupil of the school, Margaret Murphy, who was planning a Ballyroe school reunion at the […]

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Letter Shows Austin Stack’s St Patrick’s Day Preparations 99 Years Ago Today

Letter Shows Austin Stack’s St Patrick’s Day Preparations 99 Years Ago Today

March 13, 2015 at 2:58 pm Comments are Disabled

WHILE the preparations are in full swing for Tuesday’s St Patrick’s Day parade, we discovered this letter (below) from patriot, Austin Stack, sent 99 years ago today, organising a march of Irish Volunteers on the national holiday. The letter, sent to F.H. O’Donnell, Honorary Secretary of the Irish National Volunteers, invites the […]

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Roger Casement Gathering Planned For Late August

Roger Casement Gathering Planned For Late August

July 29, 2014 at 11:52 am Comments are Disabled

THE annual celebration of Roger Casement will take place in Tralee at the end of August. The Tionól Ruairí Mhic Easmainn will take place this year on 29th/30th August at Meadowlands Hotel where three Kerrymen with interest in and expertise on Roger Casement and his times will address The Gathering on […]

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Four Historical Properties Up For Sale In Tralee

Four Historical Properties Up For Sale In Tralee

July 18, 2014 at 1:01 pm Comments are Disabled

Click on above for above WITH the sale of  the Green Cottage next to the KDYS on Denny Street last month, we decided to take a look at other historical properties that are currently up for sale around the town.  Main Road, Oakpark Cottage Many of you may have wondered as you […]

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At the history of Ballymullen book launch at the library were the author Robert Tangney and his wife Evelyn Tangney.

Big Turnout For ‘History Of Ballymullen Barracks’ Book Launch

June 26, 2014 at 10:50 am Comments are Disabled

Click on above ad for more A LARGE crowd came to the launch of the book, ‘The History of Ballymullen Barracks’, in Tralee library on Tuesday night. The author is Kerry County Council employee, Robert Tangney, who decided to write it in his late father Denis’s honour. Denis, who hailed from the area, had said he […]

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History Of Ballymullen Barracks Explored In New Book

History Of Ballymullen Barracks Explored In New Book

June 12, 2014 at 9:44 am 1 comment

Click on ad for more MANY people might know it as the home of the FCA in Tralee, but Ballymullen barracks has seen the changing of the guard on more than a few occasions over the past 200 years. Now, a book about the history of the barracks is set […]

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