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Walkers on the Climb To Remember last year.

People Urged To Take Part In ‘Climb To Remember’

April 27, 2017 at 3:34 pm 0 comments

THE 6th annual charity ‘Climb to Remember’ to the summit of Carrauntoohil takes place on Sunday, May 14th and will see people from all over Munster rise to the challenge of climbing Ireland’s highest peak in memory of a loved one, with funds raised going towards The Mercy Hospital Foundation. The ‘Climb to […]

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Chairman of the Kingdom County Fair Committee, John Groarke, with committee members and well wishers at the launch of the event on Monday evening in The Meadowlands Hotel. Photo by Dermot Crean

The Countdown Is On To The Kingdom County Fair

April 25, 2017 at 1:39 pm 0 comments

THERE’S less than two weeks to go to the Kingdom County Fair which offers up a whole host of competitions and entertainment on the day. Thousands of people are set to make their way to Ballybeggan on Sunday, May 7 for the event which is in its 68th year. There’s a lot to […]

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Pictured are Selena and Lisa Finn serving goodies to Fia and Abbey Murphy, Aoibheann Brick, Ben Murphy and Mary Scanlon all from Tralee at Tour de Munster’s Official Charity Partnership Announcement event at Ballyseedy Home & Garden Centre, Tralee on Saturday, April 22nd.
Down Syndrome Ireland (DSI) Munster Branches are again the main beneficiary of this year's charity cycle which takes place from August 10th – 13th. A new addition to this year’s Tour de Munster is the option for cyclists to select their own beneficiary and raise awareness for it. For more information see www.tourdemunster.com. Pic: Pauline Dennigan. NO FEE FOR REPRO

PHOTOS: More From The Down Syndrome Kerry Fun Day At Ballyseedy

April 25, 2017 at 12:27 pm 0 comments

  A GREAT Family Fun Day was held at Ballyseedy Home & Garden Centre in association with the Kerry Branch of Down Syndrome Ireland on Saturday. Details of the charity partnership, that sees the 17th annual Tour De Munster Charity Cycle once again “share the journey” with Down Syndrome Ireland (DSI) Munster […]

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Nellie Foley, from Killarney, Co. Kerry has won €53,000 including a holiday on last Saturdays (22nd April 2017) National Lottery Winning Streak game show on RTE.  Pictured here at the presentation of the winning cheques were from left to right: Mr.  XXX  National Lottery ticket selling agent, Ms. Feng YU Chen, the News Stop, Ballally Shopping Centre, Dublin 16, Marty Whelan, Winning Streak game show co-host; Nellie Foley, the winning recipient; Michael Hayes, Head of Marketing, The National Lottery and Sinead Kennedy, Winning Streak game show co-host. The winning ticket was bought from Topaz garage. Pic: Mac Innes Photography.

Nellie Scoops €53,000 On Winning Streak Show

April 24, 2017 at 2:12 pm 0 comments

  LUCKY Kerry Woman Nellie Foley from Killarney, scooped €53,000 in Saturday’s National Lottery Winning Streak TV Game show. All of Nellie’s family were supporting her in the audience of Winning Streak last weekend, including some of her 17 grandchildren. Nellie Foley celebrated her 90th birthday last November and is from Barleymount overlooking the lakes […]

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PHOTOS: #Tralee On Social Media This Week

PHOTOS: #Tralee On Social Media This Week

April 23, 2017 at 11:34 am 0 comments

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)… Fine weather for being out on the bike… @30daysofbiking a […]

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Katie, Aisling, Debbie, and Lucy Dillon at the Family Fun Day at Ballyseedy Home and Garden Centre on Saturday. Photo by Lisa O'Mahony.

PHOTOS: Family Fun At Ballyseedy In Aid Of Down Syndrome Ireland

April 23, 2017 at 11:19 am 0 comments

FAMILIES finished off the Easter Holidays with a bang at the annual family fun day at Ballyseedy Home & Garden Centre on Saturday to mark the Tour de Munster Partnership Spin. The event saw cyclists depart Ballyseedy at 10am and return later in the afternoon when the entertainment was in full […]

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Tralee Woman Writes Children’s Book Available On Amazon

Tralee Woman Writes Children’s Book Available On Amazon

April 22, 2017 at 9:57 am 0 comments

AN Oakpark woman has just released a children’s book for sale on Amazon. Ann Marie O’Doherty is now living in Waterford and is a freelance journalist/blogger with over eight years experience in childcare. She has written for Maternity and Infant magazine, Mums & Tots magazine and eumom.ie but now turns her […]

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Sean Scally (top centre) of Enable Ireland Kerry, with Minnie and Mickey from Kingdom Party Pals and the Active Kingdom team, JT Deenihan, Sean Flynn and Paul Carmody looking forward to the family fun day in aid of Enable Ireland on Sunday, May 14.

A Fun Family Event For A Great Cause From Active Kingdom

April 22, 2017 at 9:56 am 0 comments

THE Active Kingdom team are hosting their second Family Fun Day in support of and in association with the ‘Enable Ireland Kerry Services’ next month. To be held on Sunday, May 14 in John Mitchels GAA Centre, Ballyseedy, the event will aim to raise funds for ‘Enable Ireland’ which will in turn […]

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McCann At The Movies: Get Into ‘Get Out’

McCann At The Movies: Get Into ‘Get Out’

April 22, 2017 at 9:28 am 0 comments

Our new movie reviewer, John McCann, was impressed with Jordan Peele’s directorial debut, ‘Get Out’… Written and directed by Jordan Peele (one half of the famous comedy duo Key & Peele), ‘Get Out’ was a film that had intrigued me long before viewing. The was due largely to its sensitive […]

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Nathan McDonnell on BBQ duties at the Family Fun at Ballyseedy Garden Centre in aid of Down Syndrome Kerry on Saturday. Photo by Dermot Crean

Ballyseedy Comes Alive For Fun-Filled Family Weekend

April 21, 2017 at 10:20 am 0 comments

THIS weekend sees the annual family fun weekend to mark the Tour de Munster Partnership Spin at Ballyseedy Home & Garden Centre. The event will see cyclists depart Ballyseedy at 10am and return later that afternoon when the entertainment will be in full swing with bouncy castles, giant games, a face […]

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Looking forward to the 24 Miles in 24 Hours swimming event in Tralee Sports and Leisure Centre on April 29/30 were Finbarr Griffin, Kristian O'Donovan, Kyle O'Donovan and Kieran O'Flaherty. Photo by Dermot Crean

Kristian And Friends Take On Marathon Swimming Fundraiser At Tralee Pool

April 21, 2017 at 10:13 am 1 comment

A TRALEE native is raising funds for three great causes by taking on marathon swimming events in the US this year. And having completed the Tampa Bay Marathon Swim (24 miles) in March, Kristian O’Donovan from Derrylea – but now living in Glenbeigh – is turning his attention to raising funds with a marathon […]

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Tralee Rowing Club members and friends preparing for the Duathlon on Sunday.

Four Things To Do In Tralee This Weekend

April 21, 2017 at 10:06 am 0 comments

It might be sandwiched between two lively, event-packed bank holiday weekends, but the next couple of days throws up a few things to do… Saturday 1. The World Cup visits… TRALEE RFC is hosting the Women’s Rugby World Cup trophy from 10am–1pm and the club is having a fun day to celebrate ladies […]

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WATCH: Roses Of 2016 Team Up For Charity Single

WATCH: Roses Of 2016 Team Up For Charity Single

April 21, 2017 at 9:53 am 0 comments

A YOUNG boy has teamed up with the Rose of Tralee Class of 2016 to launch a major fundraising campaign for Crumlin Children’s Hospital, where he was treated for cancer. The charity single It’s Time was officially launched by five and a half year old James McGowan on Thursday at SAM’s Bar on Dublin’s Dawson Street, […]

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Fundraising Fashion And Coffee Morning This Friday In Paco

Fundraising Fashion And Coffee Morning This Friday In Paco

April 20, 2017 at 3:45 pm Comments are Disabled

IF you’re in town tomorrow morning, it’ll be worth a trip into Paco on The Mall from 11am to 1pm. Eileen Whelan of the fashion store is organising a coffee and fashion morning in aid of the Nano Nagle Special School in Listowel, which caters for students from the ages […]

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WATCH: When Jayne Mansfield Caused A Storm In Tralee

WATCH: When Jayne Mansfield Caused A Storm In Tralee

April 20, 2017 at 10:28 am Comments are Disabled

THEY were different times. With the 50th anniversary of Jayne Mansfield coming to Tralee back in April 24, 1967, it’s worth revisiting this archive clip from RTE. The American movie star had her show cancelled after Kerry clergy protested at her proposed appearance at the Mount Brandon Hotel. A letter from the […]

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Tralee Rowing Club members and friends preparing for the Duathlon on Sunday.

‘Pull Like A Dog’ And Then Run At Tralee Rowing Club Duathlon

April 19, 2017 at 2:48 pm Comments are Disabled

EVERYONE is invited to Tralee Rowing Club at the Basin this Sunday for a special fundraising event. People are encouraged to ‘come pull like a dog’ in the Row & Run Duathlon from 10am. First, people can take to a rowing machine before heading off on a run. There are two categories: […]

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Mike O'Donnell and Ingrid Boyle of Kerry Camino with group at rest bench and stamping station, overlooking Minard.

Kerry Camino A Must For Lovers Of The Great Outdoors

April 19, 2017 at 1:51 pm Comments are Disabled

THE Kerry Camino festival taking place at the end of the month from April 28-30 and is a must for lovers of the great outdoors. The annual festival offers walking enthusiasts three days of stunning trails taking in some of the most beautiful landscapes of the Dingle Peninsula. Over the three days, […]

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Blue bell Wonderland…Siùn Morrissey, left, with  Jennifer Rea and Mathona Morrissey, enjoying their own ‘Mad Hatters tea party’ in Killarney National Park, for the launch of the Killarney Races Summer Racing Season 2017, begining on Sunday 14th May and finishing Tuesday 17th, with 3 days of the very best of Festival Racing. Sunday and Monday are both National Hunt cards whilst Tuesday is an all flat card.Sunday is also the very popular ‘Mad Hatters Day’, head to wonderland  and get creative with your best fun design, there will be categories of competition for Children and Adults.  The theme for the day will incorporate ‘imagination, colour and fun.Photo:Valerie O’Sullivan/FREE PIC***

Mad Hatters Day To Kick Off Racing Season

April 19, 2017 at 11:53 am Comments are Disabled

CHILDREN and adults will be well catered for at the opening day of Killarney Races next month with a ‘Mad Hatters Day’. Killarney Races kicks off its summer racing season on Sunday, May 14 to Tuesday, May 16 offering  three days racing and almost €400,000 prize money. Sunday and Monday are both National Hunt […]

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Workshops At Tralee Library For Bealtaine Festival

Workshops At Tralee Library For Bealtaine Festival

April 19, 2017 at 11:33 am 1 comment

A SERIES of workshops in creative writing, painting, drawing and fieldwork is coming to libraries around Kerry as part of the Bealtaine Festival. Kerry County Council in association with Kerry Libraries and co-funded by the Arts Council is organising the events. Kate Kennelly, Arts Officer, says; “These workshops are run by […]

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Daft Punk Tribute Act For Fabrik This Month

Daft Punk Tribute Act For Fabrik This Month

April 18, 2017 at 2:51 pm Comments are Disabled

FANS of Daft Punk may be hoping the French duo tour for the first time in ten years in 2017, but they can whet their appetites with a tribute act coming to Tralee during the May Bank Holiday weekend, Da Funk bill themselves as the ultimate Daft Punk tribute act with famous helmets, a two-hour […]

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Kingdom Party Pals entertainers at the Children's Tea Party at The Ashe Hotel on Sunday afternoon. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Party Time For Children At The Ashe Hotel

April 18, 2017 at 12:02 pm Comments are Disabled

THE Easter Bunny and March Hare entertained the many youngsters present for the Children’s Tea Party on Easter Sunday in the Ashe Hotel. The function room was packed for  the event with food and refreshments laid on by the hotel while all proceeds raised went to Kare4Kidz charity. There was fun and games, face painting […]

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Tournament organisers Seamus Deady, Micheál Ladden and Brian McCarthy. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Charity Soccer Blitz Fun With Supermarket Teams

April 18, 2017 at 10:54 am Comments are Disabled

TEAMS from Dunnes Stores and Aldi did battle on the astroturf up in the North Campus of IT Tralee on Easter Sunday, for the second annual Turner’s Bar Invitational Cup. It’s the second year of the competition – held in aid of Acquired Brain Injury Ireland – and despite a lower number of teams […]

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Edel Fitzgerald, Jean O'Hara, Helen Leahy and Claire Kelliher at the Ardfert NS Strictly Come Dancing in the Ballyroe Heights Hotel on Saturday night. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: More From Ardfert NS ‘Strictly Come Dancing’ Night

April 17, 2017 at 11:53 am Comments are Disabled

YESTERDAY we brought you all the fun from Ardfert NS ‘Strictly Come Dancing in the Ballyroe Heights Hotel on Saturday night (click here for previous story). A sellout success, it saw 500 people pack the venue to see the 12 couples vie for the crown. Catherine Leen and Gavin Lacey […]

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In front; Sarah and Michael Broughton and Olivia Leen with, at back, Catherine Broughton and Catriona Leen at the Fancy Dress Fun Run on Saturday in the Town Park. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Children’s Fancy Dress A Success In The Town Park

April 16, 2017 at 11:53 am Comments are Disabled

THE highlight of the Tír na nÓg festival, as always, was the Fancy Dress fun run in the Town Park on Saturday. It was one of three events organised by Tralee Chamber Alliance during the children’s festival. A much loved event by all the family, the kids enjoyed the warm up […]

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PHOTOS: #Tralee On Social Media This Week

PHOTOS: #Tralee On Social Media This Week

April 16, 2017 at 11:52 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)… The sun lights this up lovely… A sunset is the […]

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Katelyn Scanlon and Brendan Fanning of the Animal Roadshow at the Manor West Family Fun Day on Saturday. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Manor West Comes Alive With Family Fun Day

April 16, 2017 at 11:52 am Comments are Disabled

EASTER is always a busy time at Manor West and there was even more activity with an Animal Roadshow and Mad Hatter’s Tea Party on Saturday. There was lots of activities for kids, big and small with a magician, balloon modelling, arts and crafts and facepainting. The big attraction though was The Animal […]

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The dancers in action. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Fantastic Night At Ardfert NS ‘Strictly’ In Ballyroe

April 16, 2017 at 11:47 am Comments are Disabled

FOR the second Easter Saturday in a row, the Ballyroe Heights Hotel was packed out for a night of amazing ‘Strictly’ entertainment and it took a dance off to decide the winners. ‘Strictly Come Dancing’ organised by Ardfert National School Parents Association, saw 12 couples dance in front of hundreds of people and […]

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Children at the puppet show at Caballs Toymaster on Saturday morning. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Puppet Show Fun At Caballs Toymaster

April 16, 2017 at 10:55 am Comments are Disabled

THE annual puppet show and fun morning at Caballs Toymaster drew more big crowds on Saturday morning. It’s a real family weekend around town with the Tír na nÓg festival and Caball’s annual show has become a tradition over the past few years. Children gathered from 10.30am for a series […]

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Out To Lunch: Sunshine Out In Spillane’s Of Maharees

Out To Lunch: Sunshine Out In Spillane’s Of Maharees

April 15, 2017 at 10:17 am Comments are Disabled

Spillane’s Bar Maharees SOMETIMES we forget how lucky we are here in Kerry. But a timely reminder comes every time the sun comes out. We don’t have to go far in Tralee with the gorgeous skyline by the canal or the beautiful town park. But recently on a stunning Saturday, […]

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Fabrik Hosts Top Irish DJ On Easter Sunday

Fabrik Hosts Top Irish DJ On Easter Sunday

April 14, 2017 at 3:41 pm Comments are Disabled

TOP Irish DJ Welshy is playing Fabrik Nightclub in Tralee on Easter Sunday night. Welshy is one of Ireland’s fastest growing DJ’s with some groundbreaking remixes. The young producer from Kilkenny has garnered over 20 million hits on his remixes. From humble beginnings playing to 10 people in his local bar to […]

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