McCann At The Movies: A Highly Entertaining Biopic Of A Musical Icon

McCann At The Movies: A Highly Entertaining Biopic Of A Musical Icon

May 25, 2019 at 10:32 am 0 comments

John McCann says ‘Rocketman’ is a magnificent celebration of a musical genius… FRESH from steering Bohemian Rhapsody to shore following Bryan Singers removal, director Dexter Fletcher takes on another icon of the music industry Elton John in the subject of this week’s movie review, Rocketman, currently showing at Tralee Omniplex. Fletcher, no stranger […]

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IT Tralee To Host Summer Camps To Foster Computer Skills And Entrepreneurship

IT Tralee To Host Summer Camps To Foster Computer Skills And Entrepreneurship

May 23, 2019 at 12:20 pm 0 comments

IT Tralee has announced details of two low cost summer camps for young people aged between 10 and 16. The camps are named Goalmine and STEAMing Ahead and are based around fostering computer skills and entrepreneurship. Goalmine is a 5-day non residential living-lab experience targeted at secondary level students using […]

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Action from the Kerry International Horse and Pony Race Meeting at Ballybeggan on Saturday. Photo by Dermot Crean

Racing Returns To Ballybeggan This Saturday

May 22, 2019 at 4:58 pm 0 comments

RACING will once again take place at the Racecourse in Ballybeggan and a day of great entertainment is planned. For the past number of years, a Point-to-Point/Pony racing meeting has taken place and this Saturday will see a six-race card starting from 2pm. Of course it’s not just racing, as […]

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Siamsa Tíre Holding Auditions For Children And Adults

May 22, 2019 at 1:28 pm 0 comments

SIAMSA Tíre, the National Folk Theatre of Ireland has announced its audition schedule for the National Folk Theatre Training Academy. Every year, Siamsa Tíre searches for the most talented traditional singers and dancers living in Kerry, starting from the ages of 7-12 years. For the first time, auditions will now […]

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Ardfert NS pupils join Declan Dowling of Kingdom Greyhound Stadium in launching the school's fundraising 'Night At The Dogs'. Photo by Dermot Crean

Ardfert Community Urged To Support Fundraiser For Local School

May 21, 2019 at 12:19 pm 1 comment

ARDFERT National School has launched its ‘Night At The Dogs’ Fundraiser which will be held on Saturday, June 15. Plans are now well underway for what organisers are promising will be the Ardfert community’s night of the year. Chief Organiser, Helena Clifford of the Parents’ Association said; “Preparations began before […]

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Deirdre Enright, Michael Scannell, Cathaoirleach Norma Foley and Kate Kennelly of Kerry County Council. Photo: Domnick Walsh.

Events Planned In Tralee For Cruinniú na nÓg This June

May 21, 2019 at 11:41 am 0 comments

CRUINNIÚ na nÓg is taking place all over Ireland on Saturday  June 15 and there’s no shortage of free events in Tralee for young people. A full programme of creative celebrations for children, teenagers and young adults is planned.  The programme in Kerry offers a vast choice of events and […]

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Don O’Neill with husband Pascal Guillermie.

Don and Pascal To Return For Recovery Haven Kerry Gala Ball 

May 21, 2019 at 11:01 am 0 comments

FOLLOWING on from the overwhelming success of last year’s sell-out fundraising gala ball with designer Don O’Neill and husband Pascal Guillermie, Recovery Haven Kerry is thrilled to announce that the dynamic duo are set to return to Kerry to do it all again this July. Tralee’s Ballyroe Heights Hotel will […]

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Setting off at the start of the Donal Walsh Spa NS 6k Challenge on Sunday morning. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Another Fantastic Turnout For Donal Walsh Spa NS 6K Challenge

May 20, 2019 at 11:26 am 0 comments

ONCE again, the weather stayed fine and the crowds came out for the ‘Donal Walsh Spa 6K Challenge’ hosted by the local school on Sunday. The family fun day was organised by the school community in honour of Donal, their past pupil and saw hundreds take to the road for the […]

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PHOTOS: Tralee On Social Media This Week

PHOTOS: Tralee On Social Media This Week

May 19, 2019 at 1:11 pm Comments are Disabled

Every week we compile 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… An award for IT Tralee… Congrats to @UNESCOITTralee on winning the #AmChamRIA US – Ireland Research innovation award in Higher Education! pic.twitter.com/nS38rc8PYd […]

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Sinead Crean, Fiona James, Denise Hanbidge, Jillian Maher, Liza Barrett, Leanne Brennan and Thomas McGrath at the Throwback 90s Disco in Benner's Hotel on Friday night. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Going Back In Time At 90s Throwback Disco In Benners

May 18, 2019 at 9:39 am Comments are Disabled

THE sounds of the 90s permeated through the walls of Benners Hotel on Friday night as they hosted a nostalgic fundraiser in aid of Kerry Branch of Cystic Fibrosis Ireland. Organised by Karen Twamley whose son Harry (2) has Cystic Fibrosis, it proved a huge success. “It was a brilliant […]

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Keanu Reeves as John Wick.

McCann At The Movies: Latest ‘John Wick’ Offering Is A Thrill A Minute

May 18, 2019 at 9:31 am Comments are Disabled

John McCann says John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum is a crazy high octane rollercoaster not for the squeamish!… Following in the vein of closing chapters of successful franchises after the box office record breaking Avengers: Endgame, this week I made my way to Tralee Omniplex to catch the third […]

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The new Workbench facility at Bank of Ireland in Tralee.

Hospitality Businesses Urged To Register For Go Kerry Event This Monday

May 17, 2019 at 5:35 pm Comments are Disabled

BANK of Ireland is calling on local hospitality businesses in Kerry to register their interest in attending the Go Kerry — ‘Grow Your Business’ event taking place this Monday, May 20, in the Workbench event space in Bank of Ireland, Tralee from 6pm to 7.30pm. As part of its 2019 […]

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Launching the 90s Disco in aid of Kerry Branch of Cystic Fibrosis Ireland were Stuart, Harry, Karen and Emily Twamley with Kieran Donaghy and Orlagh Winters. Photo by Dermot Crean

Go Back To The 90s At Fundraising Disco In Benner’s

May 17, 2019 at 5:11 pm Comments are Disabled

DON’T forget that a ‘Throwback Nineties Disco’ is taking place at Benners Hotel tonight (Friday) in aid of the Kerry Branch of Cystic Fibrosis Ireland. Organised by Karen Twamley whose son Harry (2) has Cystic Fibrosis, it promises to be a fantastic night. DJ Retro (aka Terence Crean) will provide the […]

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WATCH: Fun Of Tralee Food Festival Recalled In New Video

WATCH: Fun Of Tralee Food Festival Recalled In New Video

May 16, 2019 at 3:35 pm Comments are Disabled

I THINK we can all agree the Tralee Food Festival was a resounding success during the May Bank Holiday weekend. Wonderful weather, a wide range of events, taste trails, demos and delicious street food made it a weekend to remember. Well the good folks at Tralee Food Festival have just […]

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WATCH: Tralee Woman Appears On BBC’s ‘The One Show’ Talking About Theatre’s Cats

WATCH: Tralee Woman Appears On BBC’s ‘The One Show’ Talking About Theatre’s Cats

May 16, 2019 at 12:56 pm Comments are Disabled

A TRALEE woman appeared on BBC’s very popular ‘The One Show’ last night talking about cats. Deirdre O’Halloran, who has been working in London for the past five years, is currently Associate Dramaturg at The Bush Theatre in London. She appeared on a short segment on the prime-time show to talk […]

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Members of the Tír na nÓg Youth Club with parents and Cllr Norma Foley at the KYDS on Friday last. Photo by Dermot Crean

Local Youth Club To Start Second Group After Hugely Successful Year

May 15, 2019 at 11:51 am Comments are Disabled

A NEW youth club formed last year by parents of secondary school children, has proved so popular that they are starting a second group for September. The Tír na nÓg club based at KDYS in Tralee was the brainchild of parents Lisa Martin and Catriona Kennedy who found that their […]

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Gemma O'Brien and JP O'Brien at the exhibition of art from night classes students at Coláiste Gleann Lí on Tuesday evening. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Wonderful Talent On Display At Evening Art Class Exhibition

May 15, 2019 at 11:04 am Comments are Disabled

THE talent of those who took evening art classes over the past eight months was plain to see at an exhibition in Coláiste Gleann Lí on Tuesday night. Two sets of courses — one in the autumn and again in spring — saw a great attendance of men and women […]

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PHOTOS: Glorious Sunshine For Kingdom County Fair At Ballybeggan

May 14, 2019 at 12:33 pm Comments are Disabled

THE Kingdom County Fair 2019, held at Ballybeggan Park on Sunday, Tralee was another huge success. Held in beautiful sunshine with large crowds in attendance watched a varied display of trade stands, equestrian sports, cattle, poultry, dog show and many more stands and exhibits. Winner of the Grand Prix was […]

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Lauryn Griffin.

Stag & Doe Sessions Returns With Fresh Line-Up Of Acts

May 14, 2019 at 12:17 pm Comments are Disabled

THE second Stag & Doe Sessions will take place in The Fiddler Bar in the Square on Saturday, June 15 with doors open at 9pm. After a successful first event back in late March, the sessions were started by organisers, Gerard-Denis O’Connor, Tadhg Flynn and Ruairi Fry, with the aim […]

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TV Production Company Looks For Kerry People To Take Part in New Series

TV Production Company Looks For Kerry People To Take Part in New Series

May 14, 2019 at 10:58 am Comments are Disabled

A TV production company is looking for Kerry people to take part in a new series. They are looking for an older homeowner to share their home with a  younger renter for a period of two weeks as a test case in whether this type of arrangement can work. So […]

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PHOTOS: #Tralee On Social Media This Week

PHOTOS: #Tralee On Social Media This Week

May 12, 2019 at 1:03 pm Comments are Disabled

Every week we compile 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… A look around Kingdom County Fair…   View this post on Instagram   Set up and ready to go here at @kingdom_county_fair […]

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Ciara Sheehy on Winning Streak.

A Tralee Woman Made A Lot Of Money On Winning Streak Last Night

May 12, 2019 at 11:06 am Comments are Disabled

TRALEE truck driver Ciara Sheehy won an amazing €52,000 and a holiday on the National Lottery Winning Streak TV game show on RTÉ One on Saturday. Ciara Sheehy from Tralee had great support on the show on Saturday night from boyfriend John and family members. She spoke about her job […]

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New Book From Local Author To Be Launched At Writers Week

New Book From Local Author To Be Launched At Writers Week

May 11, 2019 at 2:07 pm Comments are Disabled

AWARD-WINNING presenter and locally-based author Anthony Garvey will launch his latest children’s book at 3pm, on Saturday, June, at Listowel Writers’ Week, in the Listowel Community Centre. Aimed at children between 8-12 years of age, ‘Gravespeakers: Louise’  is the final book in his popular six-book series. Set in Tralee, it […]

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Pictured at the Tralee launch of 2019 Kingdom County Fair were  members from the  Kingdom County Fair Committe :  Back L/R Michael Costelloe , Anthony McEligott , Connie O’Connor , John Brosnan and Lim Kelly . FRONT L/R Markie Tarrant , Jamie Tarrant aged 10 , James Tarrant Chairman Kingdom County Fair , Linda O’Leary and Jason brick . 
The 2019 Kingdom County Fair will be held in Ballybeggan Racecourse, Tralee, Co. Kerry on Sunday May 12th. This year 2019 show promises to be even better.

For more information or general queries please call Ms. Markie Tarrant +353 (86) 315 8772

or alternatively email our secretary  kcfadmin@kingdomcountyfair.com

Please visit our Facebook page for regular updates – https://facebook.com/kingdomcountyfair/
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Tralee Co Kerry Ireland 
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The launch of the Kingdom County Fair 2019 took place in the Meadowlands Hotel Tralee on the 15TH April.  Speaking at the launch, which was very well attended, the Kingdom County Fair Chairman Mr James Tarrant said; “We are really looking forward to this years show which takes place on the 12th May 2019”. 
The Kingdom County Fair is now in its 71st year and we have just initiated plans which will over the next four years to develop the Fair to be one of the leading County Fairs in the country.
In addition to all our normal activities this year we have new activities and new sponsors amongst them Marca na Feirme, Horse Sport Ireland (HIS) and Captain Brian Cournane, Glen Beigh Farm, Florida.
The Kingdom County Fair is organised by a dedicated committee of volunteers.  It takes place in Ballybeggan Race Course, Tralee and it is expected to have a large crowd of over 4,000 people from all corners of the country.
For further information please contact Niall Ó Loingsigh PRO of Kingdom County Fair committee on 066 7121010 or breda@jmt.ie
Photographs are available from Domnick Walsh Photographer on mobile 087 2672033 or email info@dwalshphoto.ie

Kingdom County Fair To See Thousands Descend On Ballybeggan

May 11, 2019 at 2:05 pm Comments are Disabled

THEY’RE ready for a very special super Sunday in Ballybeggan as the Kingdom County Fair will once again take place. Now in its 71st year, the committee has been working hard to ensure everything goes according to plan with fine weather predicted and something for every member of the family […]

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Permanent Tsb staff in photo are Martin Lucey Territory Manager, Marie Nelligan Branch Manager Aine Culloty Branch Customer ServicevAdvisor and Niamh O Carroll business development advisor

Business Holds Coffee Morning To Support Darkness Into Light Tralee

May 10, 2019 at 4:47 pm Comments are Disabled

WITH the Darkness Into Light Tralee walk taking place tomorrow, Permanent TSB in Tralee held a coffee morning today to support the event. Chairperson of DIL Tralee, Anne O’Shea and committee members attended the fundraiser in Castle Street where those visiting were treated to tea/coffee and goodies in exchange for […]

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Outside Connie Foxes at The Imperial Hotel were Duty Manager Peter Beyer, Olive Sheehan of The Imperial Hotel and General Manager of The Imperial Hotel, Derek Carroll. Photo by Dermot Crean

Sponsored: Superb Food And A Warm Welcome Awaits At Connie Foxes Bar & Steakhouse

May 9, 2019 at 5:32 pm 1 comment

FANCY going somewhere new for a bite to eat this weekend? Then you really should check out the new bar and steakhouse in the familiar location of The Imperial Hotel on Denny Street, as Connie Foxes has just opened to to provide something fresh and exciting for diners. General Manager […]

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Ms Amy Hourigan Assistant Manager and staff of Debenhams Tralee who are taking part in Darkness into Light walk next Saturday makes a presentation to Kerry Rose Celine o Shea who is also taking part in the walk.Also in picture is Anne Leahy O'Shea Chairperson of DIL Tralee and committee members.

Huge Crowds Expected At Darkness Into Light Tralee This Saturday

May 8, 2019 at 9:57 am Comments are Disabled

IT’S just days away now until the annual Darkness Into Light event and there’s still time to register to take part. Last year 1,451 people registered to attend the Tralee event and an incredible amount of €41,198.97 was raised in the 2018 event. The committee are well prepared to stage the walk […]

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Ciara Sheehy from Tralee as seen in 'Truckers na hÉIreann' on TG4 earlier this year.

Tralee Woman Looks Forward To Winning Streak Appearance This Saturday

May 7, 2019 at 4:34 pm Comments are Disabled

A TRALEE truck driver has revealed she was on a hen’s weekend when she found out she had been drawn to appear on the National Lottery Winning Streak TV game show on RTÉ One this coming Saturday. Ciara Sheehy from Tralee, was on the hen party in Killarney when news […]

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MC for the cookout, Elaine Kinsella, with chef Mike Foley, Tadhg Fleming, Derry Fleming and chef Will Fitzgerald. Photo by Dermot Crean

Great Credit Due As Tralee Food Festival Is An Overwhelming Success

May 6, 2019 at 1:14 pm Comments are Disabled

THE moving of the Tralee Food Festival from September to May has resulted in the event proving an even greater success as thousands attended events over the weekend. The weather obviously helped but it seemed that the people of Tralee really took ownership of the festival and thronged the town […]

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Forces of Nature…Andrea Paolucci, as Jedi and Giorgia Gallerani,Royal Guard, at St.Finan’s Bay, The Glen, Ballinskelligs County Kerry, with Skellig Michael and Skellig Beag in the distance, where ‘Star Wars’  the Force Awakens was filmed. The Characters are part of  Fáilte Ireland’s ‘May the 4th be with you’ Festival this weekend, in Kerry, and Donegal to commemorate the 4th of May, when fans across the globe celebrate Star Wars.Photo:Valerie O’Sullivan/FREE PIC*** /issued 05/05/2019

PHOTOS: Spectacular ‘Star Wars’ Festival In Kerry Villages

May 5, 2019 at 12:10 pm Comments are Disabled

THEY really went all out with this. The ‘May the 4th Be With You’ festival is taking place this weekend in Portmagee, Valentia Island and Ballyferriter with people dressing up as their favourite characters. May the 4th, is the day when fans across the globe commemorate the Star Wars universe. This year’s […]

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