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Siamsa Tíre Teams Up With Theatre Companies For World Premieres

April 14, 2021 at 9:01 am 0 comments

SIAMSA Tíre has announced a trio of new Irish drama which will be available online as part of its new programme of events. Working in partnership with theatre companies and other theatres across Ireland, Siamsa Tíre will present three world premieres including The Visiting Hour from the Gate Theatre, Druid’s […]

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PHOTOS: #Tralee On Social Media This Week

PHOTOS: #Tralee On Social Media This Week

April 11, 2021 at 11:37 am 0 comments

Every week we compile photos of Tralee and beyond posted on Twitter and Instagram. If you’d like a photo to feature, just tag #Tralee and we’ll see it… Springtime at the Wetlands… #Tralee #Kerry #Ireland #SpringTime pic.twitter.com/5GECtiMgAL — michelle (@cshell47) April 10, 2021 A year on, continuing the fight for fairness… […]

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Finnegan On Films: A ‘Natural’ Selection And Clint In Top Form

Finnegan On Films: A ‘Natural’ Selection And Clint In Top Form

April 10, 2021 at 10:23 am 0 comments

Our movie guy, James Finnegan says there is a somewhat more limited selection of television films after a Bank Holiday weekend, but there are a few interesting star vehicles available this week… The Natural (Saturday RTE One 2.10pm) is a somewhat whimsical tale of a middle aged Baseball player, Roy […]

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A Zoom class with Catherine Young.

Dancer In Residence Gets County Moving With Online Classes

April 9, 2021 at 4:51 pm 0 comments

AS part of her role as Kerry County Council Dancer In Residence, Catherine Young, with Jade O’Connor, and assisted by Kristyn Fontanella, ran online dance classes ‘Move It’ for the over 50s, adults and children in February and March. Co-funded by the Arts Council and Creative Ireland Kerry, with class […]

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Pacino and De Niro share a scene in Heat.

Finnegan On Films: Some Bank Holiday Weekend Gems For Your Viewing Pleasure

April 3, 2021 at 11:41 am Comments are Disabled

Our movie guy, James Finnegan, selects a couple of stone-cold classics, an engaging bio-pic and some spy-spoofery to watch over the Bank Holiday Weekend… There is usually a fine selection of films to choose from over an Easter Bank Holiday, and this year is no exception.  Hope you enjoy this […]

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An Easter box of treats from Ballygarry House Hotel.

Sponsored: Relax And Unwind At Home This Easter With Treats From Ballygarry

March 31, 2021 at 10:36 am Comments are Disabled

WHAT better way to take a break from the home-schooling and the working from home than with some of Ballygarry’s very own Easter treats. To celebrate the holiday, the team at Ballygarry House Hotel are putting all of their treats in one basket with the return of their very popular […]

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Finnegan On Films: Four Films Worth A Look On TV This Week

Finnegan On Films: Four Films Worth A Look On TV This Week

March 27, 2021 at 11:09 am Comments are Disabled

Our movie guy, James Finnegan, says it’s much better week for television films with some excellent stories well delivered with some notable performances to enhance the experience… A film that gave us a cast of famous faces in dire straits, thereby setting a trend that has continued ever since, The […]

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Crafty Online Workshops For Easter Hosted By Siamsa Tíre

Crafty Online Workshops For Easter Hosted By Siamsa Tíre

March 23, 2021 at 10:08 am Comments are Disabled

ARTIST Caoimhe Dunn is returning to Siamsa Tíre this Easter with her crafty workshops online so you can join in from home. The whole family can take part in not one but three craft workshops across the Easter holidays to create some fun and festive decorations. Siamsa Tíre usually hosts these family […]

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Snoop Dogg Set For INEC Killarney Date Next March

Snoop Dogg Set For INEC Killarney Date Next March

March 22, 2021 at 10:25 am Comments are Disabled

THE inimitable Snoop Dogg has announced rescheduled dates for his ‘I Wanna Thank Me’ headline tour including a new date the Gleneagle INEC Arena, Killarney on March 11, 2022. The forthcoming tour sees the West Coast rap legend touring in support of his 17th album I Wanna Thank Me, and […]

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Finnegan On Films: An Irish Oscar Winner, A Western Classic And Hugh Meets Sandra

Finnegan On Films: An Irish Oscar Winner, A Western Classic And Hugh Meets Sandra

March 20, 2021 at 10:37 am Comments are Disabled

Our movie guy, James Finnegan, has three very different movies to catch on RTE/TG4 over the coming week… It is not exactly a vintage week for films on terrestrial television this week, but there are a couple of gems that are well worth a look, or indeed a revisit. It’s […]

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Award-Winning Opera Production For INEC Next Year

Award-Winning Opera Production For INEC Next Year

March 18, 2021 at 2:04 pm Comments are Disabled

WHILE live performances in venues seems like a long way off, the INEC is planning for the future and have just announced a major event for March next year. Ellen Kent’s production of Madama Butterfly is coming to the Gleneagle INEC Arena on March 24, 2022. The Korean soprano Elena […]

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Mayor Terry O'Brien in the video which can be viewed below.

WATCH: Celebrating St Patrick’s Day At Home And Abroad

March 17, 2021 at 12:06 pm 1 comment

HAPPY St Patrick’s Day! Like last year, we can’t celebrate it properly due to COVID restrictions, but Kerry County Council has come up with something special for all to enjoy, whether you’re at home or abroad. In a video just uploaded to the Council’s social media channels, you can join […]

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Tralee’s Virtual St Patrick’s Day Parade Goes Online Tomorrow At Noon

March 16, 2021 at 10:29 am Comments are Disabled

THE Tralee diaspora around the world can join locals by enjoying a virtual St Patrick’s Day Parade on Wednesday. The pre-recorded and restrictions-compliant parade will be broadcast on the Kerry County Council YouTube Channel at 12 noon and viewers are invited to log on to enjoy the festivities and a […]

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Musicians perform in the 'Ceol And Greetings Production'.

WATCH: ‘Ceol And Greetings’ From Performers To Help St Pats

March 15, 2021 at 11:29 am Comments are Disabled

ST Pats GAA is inviting people to enjoy their ‘Ceol and Greetings Production’ and hope in return they will make a small donation to the club. The production features singing and trad music from local performers Sadie and Paddy O’Sullivan, Tom O’Connor, James Allman, Donal Kelliher, Peter Keane, Tom Quane, […]

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Finnegan On Films: A Triple Treat Of Movies On RTE/TG4

Finnegan On Films: A Triple Treat Of Movies On RTE/TG4

March 13, 2021 at 12:27 pm Comments are Disabled

Our movie guy, James Finnegan, on three great films on terrestrial TV this week…  There are three very different films on offer this coming week on the television, but each offer something different and entertaining in their unique tone and style. A few weeks ago we saw David Lean’s classic […]

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Sponsored: Fabulous Treats From The Team At Ballygarry For Mother’s Day

March 9, 2021 at 10:39 am Comments are Disabled

WHAT will I do for Mother’s Day this year? Well, the team at Ballygarry House Hotel want to make the most of Mother’s Day 2021 to show the special women in our lives how much we appreciate them, now more than ever. Which is why they have put together a […]

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PHOTOS: #Tralee On Social Media This Week

PHOTOS: #Tralee On Social Media This Week

March 7, 2021 at 11:11 am 1 comment

Every week we compile photos of Tralee and beyond posted on Twitter and Instagram. If you’d like a photo to feature, just tag #Tralee and we’ll see it… A lesser seen view of the windmill… Day 64 of 💯 Days of Walking and another Sunset photo, this time over Blennerville […]

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Finnegan On Films: Two Oscar-Winning Classics On RTE This Week

Finnegan On Films: Two Oscar-Winning Classics On RTE This Week

March 6, 2021 at 11:33 am Comments are Disabled

We’re in awards season so it only fits that our movie guy, James Finnegan, looks at two multi-Oscar winning films on RTE over the next week… There are two films available on RTE this coming week that are totally different in tone, but between them share 13 Academy Awards including […]

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Council Invites Artists To Host Online Events For Bealtaine Festival

Council Invites Artists To Host Online Events For Bealtaine Festival

March 5, 2021 at 11:09 am Comments are Disabled

THE Bealtaine Festival will take place online this year and the Arts Office in Kerry County Council is inviting applications from artists and facilitators to host online creative and cultural events for people over 50 any time in the month of May. The Arts Office has a limited budget to subsidise […]

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PHOTOS: #Tralee On Social Media This Week

PHOTOS: #Tralee On Social Media This Week

February 28, 2021 at 11:24 am Comments are Disabled

Every week we compile photos of Tralee and beyond posted on Twitter and Instagram. If you’d like a photo to feature, just tag #Tralee and we’ll see it… Well done Tralee gardaí… Garda Cathy Murphy & Garda Dan Dillon delivering some food packs to Tralee Soup Kitchen yesterday evening.#InThisTogether #HereToHelp […]

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Finnegan On Films: A Connery/Caine Classic And A New Offering On Netflix

Finnegan On Films: A Connery/Caine Classic And A New Offering On Netflix

February 27, 2021 at 10:02 am Comments are Disabled

Our movie guy, James Finnegan, picks two very different but hugely entertaining films for your viewing pleasure… THIS week’s selection is made up of a classic film and a recent Netflix release which encourage us to revisit the past to reflect on the lessons for present. The Man Who Would […]

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Pierce Brosnan in the video (see below).

WATCH: Pierce Brosnan Tells Of His Love Of Kerry In Short Tourism Promo Clip

February 23, 2021 at 5:43 pm Comments are Disabled

PIERCE Brosnan has appeared in a new video from Tourism Ireland and The Irish Film and Television Academy (IFTA) extolling the beauty of Kerry. The short clip posted on the Discover Ireland YouTube page features footage of Kerry from local videographers: Tadhg Hayes Video Production Killorglin; Michael Pixie O’Gorman Listowel; […]

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PHOTOS: #Tralee On Social Media This Week

PHOTOS: #Tralee On Social Media This Week

February 21, 2021 at 11:53 am 1 comment

Every week we compile photos of Tralee and beyond posted on Twitter and Instagram. If you’d like a photo to feature, just tag #Tralee and we’ll see it… Swanning around the canal… Day 51 of Days of Walking and 91 miles of / 50 Miles in February – DEBRA Ireland […]

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Finnegan On Films: Three True Stories That Are Stranger Than Fiction

Finnegan On Films: Three True Stories That Are Stranger Than Fiction

February 20, 2021 at 11:08 am Comments are Disabled

Our movie guy, James Finnegan, recommends some true life stories which are stranger than fiction… A wise friend once told me that there were three sides to every story – your side, my side and what actually happened. Never is this more appropriate than when a true story is brought […]

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KIFF Invites Submissions For This Year’s Film Festival In October

KIFF Invites Submissions For This Year’s Film Festival In October

February 17, 2021 at 10:24 am Comments are Disabled

KERRY International Film Festival is delighted to announce that it is now open for film and script submissions for the KIFF 22nd edition, which will take place 14 – 17 October, 2021. The deadline for submissions is 23 August, 2021 and all entries are welcome. KIFF was recently named in the […]

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Feedback Sought On Activities For Cruinniú Na nÓg 2021

Feedback Sought On Activities For Cruinniú Na nÓg 2021

February 16, 2021 at 3:47 pm Comments are Disabled

CRUINNIÚ na nÓg is Ireland’s national day of free creativity for children and young people. It is happening on Saturday June 12th and in advance of the day, Kerry County Council’s Arts Office is looking for feedback from children and young people themselves about what they would like see included […]

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Kerry LCYP has launched a new suite of online resources to help us get creative during lockdown. Photo M Dei Grande.

Online Creativity Resources Available To Parents, Schools And Young People

February 16, 2021 at 12:20 pm Comments are Disabled

KERRY Local Creative Youth Partnership (Kerry LCYP) at Kerry ETB has announced a suite of online creativity resources that are available to parents, schools, youth groups, children and young people. The information is located on the online resources section of the LCYP pages on the Kerry ETB website and can […]

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PHOTOS: #Tralee On Social Media This Week

PHOTOS: #Tralee On Social Media This Week

February 14, 2021 at 12:22 pm Comments are Disabled

Every week we compile photos of Tralee and beyond posted on Twitter and Instagram. If you’d like a photo to feature, just tag #Tralee and we’ll see it… Some great moves here… Hope this makes you smile this morning . Thanks too all the staff of the Kerry Specialist Palliative […]

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Finnegan On Films: Three Movies With Something For All Ages To Enjoy

Finnegan On Films: Three Movies With Something For All Ages To Enjoy

February 13, 2021 at 11:03 am Comments are Disabled

James Finnegan selects a Disney remake, an Irish film classic and Tom Hanks’ first western for your viewing pleasure this week… There are three films available this week that have something for all ages, on terrestrial television and Netflix, which I would recommend for your viewing pleasure. Pete’s Dragon was […]

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Sponsored: Something Special From Ballygarry This Valentine’s Weekend

Sponsored: Something Special From Ballygarry This Valentine’s Weekend

February 11, 2021 at 11:01 am Comments are Disabled

THIS will be a Valentine’s weekend like no other, especially for hotels and restaurants who love welcoming loved-up couples to enjoy a lavish, intimate night out with amazing food. COVID has halted the fun for the moment, but you can still create your own romantic atmosphere with top quality food […]

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