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Three classics come back to Tralee Omniplex.

Omniplex To Screen Christmas Classics In December For #BringItBack Season

November 20, 2018 at 3:59 pm 0 comments

TRALEE Omniplex is getting all seasonal with the screening of three classic Christmas movies (and one not so old) as part of their #BringItBack season. This Friday sees them re-screen the much-loved musical, ‘The Greatest Showman’ due to popular demand. Starring Hugh Jackman, the movie was a massive success when released […]

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Martin Moore, Paige and Mags Quillinan, Aoife Moynihan, Maura Sullivan, Mary and Deirdre Moore with 'Jazz' launching the Santa Fun Run at Tralee Wetlands on Tuesday. Photo by Dermot Crean

‘Be A Claus For A Cause’ At The Santa Fun Run

November 20, 2018 at 3:21 pm 0 comments

TRALEE will once again play host to the annual ever-popular Santa Fun Run on Sunday, December 16 and everyone is invited to ‘be a Claus for a cause’. Now in its’ sixth year this event has gone from strength to strength as families get into the Christmas spirit by coming out to participate, […]

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The Britain's Got Talent team are coming back to Tralee.

‘Britain’s Got Talent’ Auditions In Tralee This Week

November 20, 2018 at 12:32 pm 0 comments

IT’S one of the most popular shows in the UK and Ireland and now you have a chance to audition to see if you have what it takes to be a star. Britain’s Got Talent is looking for people in Tralee and Kerry to head along to auditions in town […]

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Looking forward to the annual St John's Bazaar were, from left; Vincent O'Sullivan, Eileen Murrihy, Celine O'Callaghan, Nora Maher, Margaret Crean, Fr Tadhg Fitzgerald, Bridie O'Connor, Mary Hayes, John Murphy and Ita Behan. Photo by Dermot Crean

Fantastic Prizes Up For Grabs At Annual St John’s Parish Bazaar

November 20, 2018 at 10:15 am 0 comments

IT’S that time of year again when people gather over a weekend in KDYS Denny Street for the St. John’s Parish annual Bazaar. Taking place from Friday 30th November to Sunday 2nd December, as always, there will be plenty on offer – raffles and auctions galore – everything from 2019 […]

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Rose Of Tralee And Mayor To Light Up Tralee For Christmas This Saturday

Rose Of Tralee And Mayor To Light Up Tralee For Christmas This Saturday

November 20, 2018 at 9:50 am 0 comments

THE Rose of Tralee, Kirsten Mate Maher, and the Mayor of Tralee, Cllr Graham Spring, will switch on the Christmas Lights in The Square, Tralee at 5pm this Saturday, heralding the start of five weeks of Festive fun in Kerry’s Shopping Capital. Tralee boasts the most colourful and decorative Christmas […]

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Host Deirdre Walsh (centre) with special guests Pamela Flood and Mary O'Donnell at the Radio Kerry Talkabout Tea Party at Ballygarry House Hotel on Sunday. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Ladies Looking Stylish At ‘Talkabout’ Event In Ballygarry

November 19, 2018 at 10:20 am 0 comments

THERE was a large attendance at the second Radio Kerry ‘TalkAbout Tea Party’ at Ballygarry House Hotel on Sunday afternoon for music, fashion, beauty tips and great food. Hosted by presenter Deirdre Walsh, the theme for this year’s event was ‘Looking good as you age’ with the focus on women […]

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Expert To Give Free Talk On Healthy Eating For Older People At Tralee Library

Expert To Give Free Talk On Healthy Eating For Older People At Tralee Library

November 19, 2018 at 10:14 am 0 comments

A FREE event aimed at older people will take place at Tralee Library this week. “Eat Well, Age Well – Healthy Eating for Older People” is a talk by Niamh O’Connor, Dietician and Nutrition Consultant and takes place this Thursday morning at 11am. Topics will include : what does a […]

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Launching the Memorial Tree for the Kerry Hospice Foundation were Andrea O'Donoghue, Ursula O'Connell, Joe Hennebery, Deirdre Walsh, Marie O'Connell, Eileen Sheehy, Maura Sullivan and Fearghal Grimes. Photo by Dermot Crean

Kerry Hospice And UHK Combine To Host Memorial Tree Ceremony

November 18, 2018 at 11:24 am 0 comments

FOR the first time, University Hospital Kerry and Kerry Hospice Foundation are together hosting a special Christmas event which will also support the continuous wonderful work of the Kerry Hospice Foundation . Deirdre Walsh of Radio Kerry officially launched the Light to Remember Memorial Christmas Tree on Saturday evening. A […]

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Eamonn Browne with 'Beauty' and members of Na Gaeil GAA Club launching their race night. Photo by Dermot Crean

Na Gaeil Under Starters Orders For Annual Race Night

November 18, 2018 at 11:24 am 0 comments

IT’S been a momentous year so far for Na Gaeil GAA Club and they’ll enjoy another great night at the end of the month when they hold their annual race night. Just last weekend they held a 40th anniversary bash at the clubhouse, but the club faithful will be back […]

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Music And Festive Cooking At Gaelcholáiste Chiarraí Parents Council Fundraiser

Music And Festive Cooking At Gaelcholáiste Chiarraí Parents Council Fundraiser

November 18, 2018 at 11:22 am 0 comments

THE Parents Council of Gaelcholáiste Chiarraí will present an evening of Festive Cookery by Chef Frank Moynihan at The Meadowlands Hotel, Tralee on Thursday, November 29, at 8.00pm. The evening will commence at 7.15 pm with music performed by students from the school. In addition to the cookery demonstration there […]

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PHOTOS: #Tralee On Social Media This Week

PHOTOS: #Tralee On Social Media This Week

November 18, 2018 at 11:21 am 0 comments

Every week we compile the best of photos posted on Twitter and Instagram of Tralee and beyond… If you’d like a photo to feature, just tag #Tralee and we’ll see it… Happy 200th to Tralee Park Run… @parkrunIE It has to be parkrun day. Jumping joy for parkrun. My video […]

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Caroline O'Connell, Anne Savage, Colette Commane and Andrea Brosnan at the O'Brennan NS 150th anniversary celebrations in Ballygarry House Hotel on Friday night. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: A Night To Celebrate O’Brennan School’s 150th Anniversary

November 17, 2018 at 10:59 am 0 comments

THE 150th anniversary celebrations continued for all at O’Brennan NS on Friday night when a special barbecue took place in Ballygarry House Hotel. Earlier that day there was a great turnout in the school hall for a special ceremony to mark the milestone (click here for previous story) where pupils […]

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The Grinch

McCann At The Movies: ‘The Grinch’ Is Sweet And Sugary Colourful Fun

November 17, 2018 at 10:57 am 0 comments

John McCann says ‘The Grinch’ is a charming yuletide tale that will please the younger members of the family… SIX weeks away from Christmas and with ‘The Nutcracker’ already getting the feast of festive film underway, this week the whole family headed to Tralee Omniplex to catch the latest in […]

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Frank and Catriona Ryall in the video (see below).

WATCH: Three Generations Of Tralee Family Describe Why Ballygarry Is Special As Hotel Turns 60

November 16, 2018 at 12:50 pm 0 comments

BALLYGARRY House Hotel turned 60 this week and they are quite rightly celebrating this wonderful milestone. The hotel, which began life as ‘The Manhattan Hotel’, opened its doors on November 14, 1958, and it has become a much-loved venue for all occasions over the years. This week they posted up […]

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Thomas O'Connell, Sandy McSweeney, David Murphy and Alan Mulligan at the Recovery Haven quiz in Kirby's Brogue Inn on Thursday night. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Table Quiz Kicks Off Recovery Haven Fundraisers In Town This Month

November 16, 2018 at 9:13 am 0 comments

KIRBY’S Brogue Inn was the venue for a table quiz last night in aid of Recovery Haven. It was the first of three events taking place over the next few weeks in the Tralee area in aid of the cancer support facility. Two big events are coming up towards the […]

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Special guest Pamela Flood will join host Deirdre Walsh at the Talkabout Christmas Tea Party on Sunday November 18.

Four Things To Do Around Tralee This Weekend

November 16, 2018 at 9:13 am 0 comments

The weather is supposed to stay dry so it’s an opportunity to get out and about after the few days of rain we’ve endured. Here’s a few things to do… Saturday 1. Celebrate with the Parkrunners… It’s the 200th Parkrun since it began in the Town Park back in January […]

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Glenderry NS pupils and teachers look forward to Christmas concert.

Ballyheigue School Prepares For Christmas Concert

November 15, 2018 at 3:26 pm 0 comments

EXCITEMENT is building in Glenderry NS, Ballyheigue, as they prepare for their earlier than usual Christmas Concert. This year they decided to bring the concert to the Community Centre in the village, as the Parents Association had requested for many years. It will take place on November 28 at 7pm. […]

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Join The Parkrun Family For Their 200th Celebrations

Join The Parkrun Family For Their 200th Celebrations

November 15, 2018 at 2:21 pm 0 comments

NEXT Saturday sees another milestone reached in the history of Parkrun in Tralee. It will be the 200th Parkrun since it began in the Town Park back in January 2015. Since then it has become a fantastic weekly 5k event with hundreds availing of the fantastic facility that is our […]

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Premiere Of Film On Ardfert To Take Place In Siamsa Next Week

Premiere Of Film On Ardfert To Take Place In Siamsa Next Week

November 15, 2018 at 10:51 am 0 comments

A SCREENING of the new offering from local film producer, James McCarthy and his wife Catherine, featuring the village of Ardfert will take place next week. The two hour film ‘Ardfert — A Historical Gem’ was two years in the making. The village is steeped in history, from St Brendan […]

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Santa is back in Manor West Shopping Centre from this weekend.

Santa Claus Arrives In Manor West This Weekend

November 15, 2018 at 10:13 am 0 comments

WITH the festive season well and truly upon us, Manor West Shopping Centre and Retail Park is certainly embracing the Christmas spirit. As part of the centre’s fantastic line up of free events in the run up to Christmas, Santa Claus will be at the centre on Saturday, November 17 […]

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People Wanted For Filming Of RTE TV Series At Cara Credit Union

People Wanted For Filming Of RTE TV Series At Cara Credit Union

November 14, 2018 at 3:49 pm 0 comments

ALLEYCATS Films, a film production company based in Derry, are coming to Tralee to film an exciting new TV series based on credit union lending called “The Borrowers” set to air on RTE 1 in Spring 2019. “The Borrowers” will follow credit union members across Ireland as they apply for […]

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Paudie Lynch with his painting and daughter Aoife Lynch at the official opening of Tralee Art Group's new exhibition in Tralee Library on Tuesday. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Tralee Art Group Surpasses Itself With Amazing New Exhibition

November 14, 2018 at 9:25 am 1 comment

FROM Elvis to Munster rugby, Banna Sea Rescue to dolphins, you’ll find these the subject of amazing artwork at Tralee Library from now until the end of the month. Tralee Art Group’s new exhibition, entitled “Out of the Blue”, was officially opened last night by Mary Greene, Arts Officer at […]

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IT Tralee’s SVP Society To Hold ‘Masquerade Ball’ Fundraiser

IT Tralee’s SVP Society To Hold ‘Masquerade Ball’ Fundraiser

November 13, 2018 at 4:16 pm Comments are Disabled

THE IT Tralee St. Vincent de Paul Society are holding a ‘Masquerade Ball’ in Ballyroe Heights Hotel next month to help their students. The ball on Thursday, December 6, is in aid of St. Vincent de Paul and the money raised will go directly back into helping less fortunate students […]

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Ciara Dolan presenting 'Wild Kids'.

Tralee Woman To Talk About Presenting Wildlife Show On RTE Jnr

November 13, 2018 at 12:28 pm Comments are Disabled

A TRALEE woman will speak about her experience as  TV presenter in one of three events in the IT Tralee’s  ‘Film Makers Meet Wildlife In Kerry’ mini-festival series. Taking place this Wednesday at 7pm in the L108 Lecture Theatre, Solas Building, North Campus, Ciara Dolan, a graduate of BSc(H)in Wildlife Biology will speak of her […]

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Santa Claus is joined by Tigger, Shimmer & Shine, Winnie the Pooh and Alice to launch Santaland at CH and the Christmas parade. Photo by Dermot Crean

Christmas In Tralee Will Truly Begin With The CH Parade And Santaland

November 13, 2018 at 9:49 am Comments are Disabled

IT’S only six weeks away and excitement is already building for the annual CH Tralee Christmas parade. It’s an event which is seen as the official start of the Christmas in the town and hundreds line the route where Santa and Mrs Claus, along with many familiar characters, arrive on […]

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Liam and Noelle Kingston and Agnes and Morgan Sheehy at the Na Gaeil GAA Club 40th anniversary celebration at the clubhouse on Saturday night. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Na Gaeil Faithful Gather To Celebrate Club’s 40th Anniversary

November 11, 2018 at 10:23 am Comments are Disabled

FORTY years after a meeting in the Meadowlands Hotel saw Na Gaeil founded, around 250 of the club faithful gathered at their clubhouse in Killeen for a great celebration on Saturday night. It’s been some journey from a green space in Ard Na Lí to the great facilities in Killeen […]

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The Breen Brothers Conor and Darragh who were the People's Choice Award Winners with at back, Lisa Curran, Ger O'Hanlon (second place), Donal Lucey (third) and Lauren Griffin (first), sponsor Johnny McElligott and Ken Tobin of Tralee Chamber Alliance. Photo by Dermot Crean

Busking Competition Winners Receive Their Awards

November 11, 2018 at 10:20 am Comments are Disabled

IT was certainly a lot of fun in the town centre a few weeks ago and Saturday evening saw young musicians from the town and beyond receive prizes for their efforts in the inaugural Tralee Chamber Alliance Busking Competition. Taking place on the Mall from Friday to Sunday (Oct 26-27), […]

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PHOTOS: #Tralee On Social Media This Week

PHOTOS: #Tralee On Social Media This Week

November 11, 2018 at 10:19 am Comments are Disabled

Every week we compile the best of photos posted on Twitter and Instagram of Tralee and beyond… If you’d like a photo to feature, just tag #Tralee and we’ll see it… There was a very well attended event in The Rose Hotel on Saturday… It’s filling up in Tralee for […]

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SPONSORED: Amazing ‘Pay As You Go’ Membership Deals At The Aqua Dome

November 10, 2018 at 9:30 am Comments are Disabled

WITH the dark nights of winter upon us for the next few months we can expect cold, wet and windy weather and our leisure options are now limited to indoors. The Aqua Dome is a Tralee institution and has been providing entertainment for nearly a quarter of a century for […]

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Artists Mieke Vanmechelan & Annmarie Ní Churreáin at work with a group of young participants at Cruinniu na nÓg earlier his year. A seminar for artists titled Being Creative will take place at Siamsa Tire on December 10th from 10-4pm. Photo: M Cooper Galvin

Seminar For Artists To Take Place At Siamsa Tíre

November 10, 2018 at 9:28 am Comments are Disabled

THE Arts Office at Kerry County Council is collaborating with Visual Artists Ireland (VAI) on a seminar for artists which will take place at Siamsa Tire in Tralee on Saturday, December from 10am to 4pm. ‘Being Creative: Tools in how to maintain creativity and overcome blocks’  is taking place with […]

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