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at McElligotts Honda Ladies Day at Listowel Races on Friday. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: More Style From Listowel Races Ladies Day (Part 2)

September 25, 2021 at 9:55 am 0 comments

IT was great to see crowds back at Listowel Racecoure on Friday for Ladies Day. Back, after an absence of two years, it saw women from all over the country and beyond don some amazing fashions to impress the judges. Maritess McCarthy from Cork was deemed the best dressed lady […]

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Jonathan Kelliher and daughter Aisling looking at one of the pieces at the Samhain Exhibition 'A Way Home - An Slí Abhaile' at Siamsa Tíre on Thursday. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: New Arts Exhibition For Children Launched At Siamsa Tíre

September 24, 2021 at 9:02 am 0 comments

SIAMSA Tíre was the venue for the launch of a new arts exhibition for children, showcasing the breadth of talent in contemporary Irish illustration while retelling the story of Samhain (Halloween) for a new generation. ‘Samhain’ will run at the Tralee venue until November 21 as part of the planned Samhain […]

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Kathleen Kennedy.

American Film Producer To Receive Kerry Film Festival’s Maureen O’Hara Award

September 23, 2021 at 9:13 pm 0 comments

KERRY International Film Festival (KIFF) has announced American film producer and current president of Lucasfilm, Kathleen Kennedy, as the recipient of this year’s Maureen O’ Hara award. The esteemed producer has participated in the making of over 70 films worldwide including five of the fifty highest-grossing films in motion picture […]

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PHOTOS: #Tralee On Social Media This Week

PHOTOS: #Tralee On Social Media This Week

September 19, 2021 at 10:57 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 or #TraleeToday and we’ll see it… Well you know where it is now… Holy cow!! THIS is walking distance from The Rose Hotel @TheRoseHotel in Tralee! How […]

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A young artist at the 'Me And The Moon' event in Collis Sandes House. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Events Held Around Tralee For Culture Night

September 18, 2021 at 11:06 am Comments are Disabled

THERE was no shortage of events held all around Tralee for Culture Night 2021. The hunger for the arts was evident at events right across Kerry as culture vultures flocked to live events, theatre, music, exhibitions and tuned in online for a wide variety of events. For many, Culture Night […]

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Finnegan On Films: Drama And Action On The Box This Week

Finnegan On Films: Drama And Action On The Box This Week

September 18, 2021 at 11:06 am Comments are Disabled

Our movie guy, James Finnegan, picks movies from different genres on RTE and TG4 this week… If ever there was a typical Saturday evening film for all the family, it is A Dog’s Way Home (Saturday 6.35pm RTE1). Lucas and Olivia find a puppy, a litter of kittens and a […]

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American Singer-Songwriter For Intimate Tralee Concert

American Singer-Songwriter For Intimate Tralee Concert

September 17, 2021 at 2:58 pm Comments are Disabled

ACCLAIMED American singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Peter Broderick is set to visit Tralee for an intimate concert following the release of his new solo album Blackberry. Blackberry, Peter’s first vocal album in five years, was recorded in his bedroom in London during the lock-down of 2019, hence Peter’s description of it […]

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A Host Of Events Planned For Culture Night Around Tralee

A Host Of Events Planned For Culture Night Around Tralee

September 15, 2021 at 9:34 am Comments are Disabled

THERE’S just two sleeps until Culture Night returns to Kerry on Friday, September 17. And with 40 free events to celebrate the rich and diverse creativity that is alive and treasured throughout the Kingdom, it’s worth looking at what’s on around Tralee. Kerry County Council Arts Office has been busy […]

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PHOTOS: #Tralee On Social Media This Week

PHOTOS: #Tralee On Social Media This Week

September 12, 2021 at 11:07 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 or #TraleeToday and we’ll see it…  Foreboding skies… A dirty, but dramatic sky over the town this morning. Rain has stopped, and the mountains are emerging from […]

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Finnegan On Films: Murder, Intrigue And The Mob

Finnegan On Films: Murder, Intrigue And The Mob

September 11, 2021 at 8:47 am Comments are Disabled

Our movie guy, James Finnegan, picks three movies to enjoy on RTE and TG4 this week… You can’t beat an Agatha Christie murder mystery on a Saturday night and Murder on the Orient Express (Saturday 9.40pm RTE One) is a classic of the genre. This is the most recent film […]

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One of the works which forms part of the exhibition.

New Arts Exhibition For Children Opens At Siamsa Tíre This Month

September 9, 2021 at 9:55 am Comments are Disabled

SIAMSA Tíre has announced  a new arts exhibition for children, showcasing the breadth of talent in contemporary Irish illustration while retelling the story of Samhain (Halloween) for a new generation. ‘Samhain’, an exhibition that will run at Siamsa Tíre from September 23 to November 21 as part of the planned Samhain […]

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Dance Initiative To Get People Over 55 Moving

Dance Initiative To Get People Over 55 Moving

September 7, 2021 at 9:40 am Comments are Disabled

A DANCE initiative providing creativity for people aged 55+ is inviting people of Kerry to register for a free, online 12-week programme offering a fun, healthy and safe way to get people moving. Dance for the Young at Heart is curated by Catherine Young Dance and  will be choreographed by […]

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PHOTOS: #Tralee On Social Media This Week

PHOTOS: #Tralee On Social Media This Week

September 5, 2021 at 12:07 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 or #TraleeToday and we’ll see it… Good times… pic.twitter.com/FNpGMguxZY — Presentation Secondary School Tralee (@PresSecTralee) September 3, 2021 Hello doggies…   View this post on Instagram   […]

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Turas – the theatre’s in-house production showcasing the best of traditional Irish music, song, and dance – will take centre stage

Siamsa Tíre Announces Autumn/Winter Programme Of Events

September 4, 2021 at 9:24 am Comments are Disabled

SIAMSA Tíre has reopened its doors for live events and has recently announced an exciting Autumn/Winter programme of theatre, dance, music, art, and storytelling events. Throughout September, Turas – the theatre’s in-house production showcasing the best of traditional Irish music, song, and dance – will take centre stage.  A special series of performances will take place on Culture Night, September 17th. Siamsa Tíre begins preparing for the Celtic festival of Samhain […]

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Looking forward to the Kerry Hospice Coffee Morning on September 23 are, from left; Aine Moriarty, Lisa King, Jean Browne, Evelyn Doody, Mary Nolan and Mary Shanahan. Photo by Dermot Crean

Kerry Hospice Looks For People To Host Coffee Mornings

September 4, 2021 at 9:23 am Comments are Disabled

KERRY Hospice is reiterating its call for people to host a Bewley’s Big Coffee Morning Social for Hospice later this month. Now in its 29th year, Together for Hospice alongside its long-term partner Bewley’s want to make this year’s event bigger and better than ever and are asking people in […]

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Finnegan On Films: Imaginative Narratives And Powerful Performances

Finnegan On Films: Imaginative Narratives And Powerful Performances

September 4, 2021 at 9:22 am Comments are Disabled

Our movie guy, James Finnegan, looks at some of the films on RTE and TG4 this week… There are some weeks in this role when you have to search out for good films to recommend. Then, occasionally, there are weeks like this when there are good films no matter where […]

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Here’s What’s On In Tralee For Culture Night

Here’s What’s On In Tralee For Culture Night

September 3, 2021 at 4:02 pm Comments are Disabled

CULTURE Night returns to Kerry on Friday, September 17 with 40 free events to celebrate the rich and diverse creativity that is alive and treasured throughout the Kingdom. Kerry County Council Arts Office has been busy organising a very special programme of events to bring people together again to celebrate […]

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Kerry County Museum To Take Part In ‘Museums Now’ Initiative

Kerry County Museum To Take Part In ‘Museums Now’ Initiative

September 3, 2021 at 8:41 am Comments are Disabled

A SPECIAL programme of museum events will take place in Kerry and across the country, over the weekend of September 11/12 to encourage visitors back into museums. The initiative — titled Museums Now — is being brought to the public by the Irish Museums Association and the NI Museums Council. […]

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Ellen Cooke, Cathy Dwyer, Katie Hussey, Kirby Ann Ryan, Ciara O'Mahony and Caoimhe Carmody at the marquee in Pearse Park to watch the big match on Saturday. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Watching The Kerry Game On The Big Screen In Pearse Park

August 29, 2021 at 1:32 pm Comments are Disabled

KERRY fans woke up this morning with that hollow feeling that the team didn’t do themselves justice yesterday. Tyrone were the better team on the day after an epic semi-final in Croke Park and while there was a big contingent of Kerry fans in Dublin, there were many more thousands […]

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Finnegan On Films: Big Brother Is Watching On The Box This Week

Finnegan On Films: Big Brother Is Watching On The Box This Week

August 28, 2021 at 9:01 am Comments are Disabled

THIS week’s films cover a variety of genres and are all excellent examples of their type. We come to the eighth and final chapter of the ever popular series with Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part Two (Saturday 6.35pm RTE One). This is truly a magical epic finale. Harry, […]

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Launching the Honda 50/70/90 and Classic Bike Run which takes place this Sunday.

Get Set For The Honda 50/70/90 And Classic Bike Run This Sunday

August 24, 2021 at 9:27 am Comments are Disabled

IT was a massive success last year and those of you with a Honda 50/70/90 or classic motorbike might be interested in this day out this weekend. The West Kerry Honda 50 and Classic Bike Run takes place on Sunday, August 29 from 12 noon and will see participants head […]

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Finnegan On Films: All Human Life And Drama On Display

Finnegan On Films: All Human Life And Drama On Display

August 21, 2021 at 11:30 am Comments are Disabled

Our movie guy, James Finnegan, on a diverse range of movies on the box over the next week… We are now approaching the conclusion of the series with Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1 (Saturday 6.35pm RTE1).  Harry, Ron and Hermione are in hiding after the dark lord […]

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Places Filling Up Fast For Féile Family Camps At Pearse Park

Places Filling Up Fast For Féile Family Camps At Pearse Park

August 20, 2021 at 11:28 am Comments are Disabled

THE Irish Feis Dancing competition is in full swing at the moment in Pearse Park with hundreds of dancers competing and families from all over the country staying in town. However, there’s still much more to look forward to after the dancing finishes on Saturday evening. Sunday will see the start […]

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Finnegan On Films: Famous Franchises To The Fore On TV This Week

Finnegan On Films: Famous Franchises To The Fore On TV This Week

August 14, 2021 at 12:26 pm Comments are Disabled

Our movie guy, James Finnegan, picks some films for your viewing pleasure on RTE and TG4 this week… IT’S a bit of a ‘Boys Own’ selection of films this week, with plenty of action and adventure. Our selection begins in the now time honoured fashion with Harry Potter and the […]

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Finnegan On Films: Magic, Clint And Oscar Winners

Finnegan On Films: Magic, Clint And Oscar Winners

August 7, 2021 at 11:11 am Comments are Disabled

Our movie guy, James Finnegan, takes a look at the pick of flicks on the box this coming week… Let’s start our reviews this week at what is now the traditional visit to Hogwarts with Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (Saturday 6.35pm RTE1). Harry, Ron and Hermione […]

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Programme Of Events For Culture Night In Kerry Launched

Programme Of Events For Culture Night In Kerry Launched

August 6, 2021 at 5:28 pm Comments are Disabled

KERRY County Arts have launched their programme of events for Culture Night 2021. The newly imagined Culture Night, taking place all over Ireland on Friday September 17th, will focus on outdoor events in stunning locations across County Kerry as well as a limited number of online and live streamed events. […]

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Two Months Of Events Heralds Revival Of Music Scene In Tralee

Two Months Of Events Heralds Revival Of Music Scene In Tralee

August 6, 2021 at 4:46 pm Comments are Disabled

TRALEE Music Re:vival was officially launched today, a two-month series of events running over August and September. The Tralee community has always encouraged local talent, especially .The Tralee Music Re:vival intends to give a platform to songwriters, musicians, bands and performers, kick-starting the return to gigs. The programme is in […]

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Siamsa Tíre To Host Auditions Over Coming Weekends

Siamsa Tíre To Host Auditions Over Coming Weekends

August 4, 2021 at 11:10 am Comments are Disabled

THERE’S good news for anyone who is planning to audition for Siamsa Tíre’s National Folk Training Academy. The relaxing of Covid-19 restrictions means these auditions can now take place in person rather than by video. They will be held at Siamsa Tíre in Tralee over the two weekends of Friday […]

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Finnegan On Films: Incredible Choice Of Great Movies This Weekend

Finnegan On Films: Incredible Choice Of Great Movies This Weekend

July 31, 2021 at 11:40 am Comments are Disabled

There is always a good selection of films on RTE and TG4 over a Bank Holiday and, thank goodness, this coming weekend is no different, says our movie guy, James Finnegan… Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (Saturday 6.35pm RTE1) is the fourth in the series and somewhat appropriately […]

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Olivia Newton-John and John Travolta in Grease.

Here’s The Line-Up For The Pop-Up Drive-In Cinema In Tralee

July 30, 2021 at 10:40 am Comments are Disabled

AS you probably know there’s a Pop-Up Drive-In Cinema coming to town next week and the line-up has been announced. Reel Events Kerry is conjunction with the Aqua Dome will be hosting movies on the big screen on August 7-8 at the Aqua Dome Car Park. There are four films […]

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