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Local Writer’s First Book To Be Available From Friday

November 21, 2017 at 10:48 am 0 comments

A TRALEE woman has taken her first step to becoming a self-published author. This Friday, November 24, Audrey Reidy’s first novel, ‘Hysteria’, will become available on Amazon to purchase in digital format and in paperback. Audrey is a graduate of the IT Tralee, recently obtaining a BA in Creative Writing. […]

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WATCH: Tralee Woman’s ‘Spider-Catcher’ Video Seen Over A Million Times

WATCH: Tralee Woman’s ‘Spider-Catcher’ Video Seen Over A Million Times

November 21, 2017 at 10:16 am 0 comments

EVERYBODY  has seen the video of Tralee woman Lorraine Walsh tacking the ferocious spider she found in her kitchen in Caheranne at the start of November. To refresh your memory, Lorraine doesn’t really like our eight-legged friends so she got out the hoover to try and get rid of the […]

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Anne Marie O'Neill, Mary Casey and Breda Casey at the Radio Kerry Talkabout Afternoon Tea Party at Ballygarry House Hotel on Sunday. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: ‘Talkabout’s Afternoon Tea Party Is A Sell-Out Success

November 20, 2017 at 1:48 pm 0 comments

THERE was a sell-out crowd at an event in Ballygarry House Hotel yesterday which gave ladies plenty of fashion food for thought as the festive season approaches. The first-ever Radio Kerry ‘TalkAbout’ Christmas Afternoon Tea Party drew ladies from all over the county to the hotel and they enjoyed some […]

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Reconnecting with our ancient past…Fleadh Cheoil Chiarraí is set to return to Milltown after a ten-year absence and the town is already ablaze with preparations for the popular traditional music festival in June 2018. The local branch of Comhaltas Ceoltóirí Éireann and committee members returned to their roots for the launch of the event at the weekend drawing inspiration from the ancient portal tomb at nearby Killacloghane. Fundraising is underway. A fun table quiz will take place in Larkins Bar, Milltown on December 1st, @8.pm, table of four €40 from left, Owen O’Shea, Chairman, Sadhbh, Caoimhe and Cian O’Brien, Celia O’Shea and Ailbhe Horan.Photo:Valerie O’Sullivan/FREE PIC***/NO REPRO

Fleadh Cheoil Chiarraí Returns To Milltown Next Year

November 20, 2017 at 12:10 pm 0 comments

FLEADH Cheoil Chiarraí is set to return to Milltown after a ten-year absence and the town is already ablaze with preparations for the popular traditional music festival in June 2018. The local branch of Comhaltas Ceoltóirí Éireann and committee members returned to their roots for the launch of the event […]

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Niall Horan Is Coming To The INEC

Niall Horan Is Coming To The INEC

November 20, 2017 at 12:00 pm 0 comments

FOLLOWING the huge success of Niall Horan’s number 1 album “Flicker”, Niall Horan today has announced he will perform an additional show in Ireland at INEC, Killarney on Saturday, March 10, 2018. Niall’s debut album “Flicker” was released in October and went number 1 in over 60 countries. Just last night he won […]

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The contestants in the St Brendan's Hurling Club 'Strictly Come Dancing' at the launch in Curby's Bar on Saturday night. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Meet The Contestants In St Brendan’s Hurling Club’s ‘Strictly Come Dancing’

November 19, 2017 at 9:54 am 0 comments

IT’S all systems go for the second annual St Brendan’s Hurling Club’s ‘Strictly Come Dancing’. Many of the 22 contestants gathered at Curby’s Bar in Ardfert village for the launch of the event, which takes place in the Ballyroe Heights Hotel on Saturday, December 2. It’s clear they can’t wait […]

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PHOTOS: #Tralee On Social Media This Week

PHOTOS: #Tralee On Social Media This Week

November 19, 2017 at 9:52 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)… Well done indeed… Well done to all players who collected […]

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Club members Brian Fitzgerald and Dillon Boyer hanging pictures over the weekend at Kerry County Library.

Ardfert Camera Club To Hold Exhibition At Tralee Library

November 19, 2017 at 9:52 am 0 comments

ARDFERT Camera Club’s 8th annual photographic exhibition takes place on Tuesday next, November 21 at 7pm at Kerry County Library, Moyderwell. There will be over 60 pictures of various themes and sizes on display, all taken by club members. The exhibition will be formally launched by Grace O’Donnell from Tralee […]

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Members and volunteers with the Inspired group with the 'A Christmas Hug' CD on sale now.

Pat And John’s Inspired Christmas Song To Raise Funds For Local Group

November 18, 2017 at 10:52 am 0 comments

TWO local musicians have released a Christmas song which they hope will raise much needed funds for a local group. Pat Pierse and John Buggy, aka ‘The Crackers’, recorded ‘A Christmas Hug’ and all proceeds from sales go to the Inspired group on Friary Lane. The lads wrote the song […]

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McCann At The Movies: Paddington 2 Is A Charming, Fun-Filled Family Movie

McCann At The Movies: Paddington 2 Is A Charming, Fun-Filled Family Movie

November 18, 2017 at 9:37 am 0 comments

Our movie guy, John McCann, on a movie that is sure to bring a smile to even the grumpiest of faces!… With the first in the series being such a surprising delight and having my two children (both under 7) accompany me to a matinee showing, Paddington 2 was always […]

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Santa is coming to Manor this weekend.

Santa Claus To Arrive In Manor This Weekend

November 17, 2017 at 10:26 am 0 comments

MANOR West Shopping Centre and Retail Park is creating a buzz this Christmas season the arrival of Santa Claus will enhance this at the centre on Saturday. Kids will have the chance to meet the big man in red and his friends for free from 12noon to 6pm on Saturday […]

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Forever blowing bubbles at the ITT STEM event as part of Science Week on Saturday. Photo by Dermot Crean

Eight Things To Do Around Tralee This Weekend

November 17, 2017 at 9:43 am 0 comments

Tea parties, Santa, science, shopping and more. There’s actually a bit to get up to over the weekend… Friday 1. Christmas at CH kicks off… The annual CH Christmas Evening event  takes place from 6pm to 8pm tonight. 800 goodie bags will be given to customers who spend more than […]

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Launching Radio Kerry's Christmas Jumper Day in aid of St Vincent de Paul were, front from left; Andrew Morrissey, Paddy Kevane (St Vincent de Paul) and Pat Kelly. Back from left; Alan Finn, Elaine Kinsella, Junior Locke (St Vincent de Paul), Melanie O'Sullivan and Brendan Fuller. Photo by Dermot Crean

Help Out A Great Cause By Taking Part In Christmas Jumper Day

November 17, 2017 at 9:36 am 0 comments

IT’S raised almost €50,000 for St Vincent de Paul over the past few years, so everyone is encouraged to get the Christmas jumper out to help families in need this festive season. Radio Kerry’s third annual Christmas Jumper Day will take place on Friday, December 15 and Junior Locke of […]

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Ardfert NS Pupils Wins Best Film Of The Year At Nationwide FÍS Festival

Ardfert NS Pupils Wins Best Film Of The Year At Nationwide FÍS Festival

November 16, 2017 at 5:33 pm 0 comments

ARDFERT NS won the top prize today at the FÍS National Film Festival. The pupils from Ms Holland’s fifth class at the school won Overall Film of the Year award for their entry, ‘The Gooseberry Fair’. They were up against 24 other schools from around the country. Their entry re-enacts […]

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Christmas Classics Coming To The Omniplex Big Screen

Christmas Classics Coming To The Omniplex Big Screen

November 16, 2017 at 3:40 pm 0 comments

YES, it’s only November, but some people are already embracing the thought of the festive season ahead. With this in mind, Tralee Omniplex Cinema is cranking up a notch on nostalgia in a seasonal run of their popular #BringItBack classic film screenings which includes ‘Gremlins’, ‘Die Hard’ and, er, ‘Goodfellas’?! #BringItBack […]

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Deirdre Walsh with John and Eilish Cleary at the launch of 'T'was Only Like Yesterday' in The Imperial Hotel on Tuesday night. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Launch Of John’s Book Of Images Of Kerry In The 1980s

November 16, 2017 at 10:09 am 0 comments

TRALEE photographer, John Cleary, saw his book of images from Kerry life in the 1980s launched in The Imperial Hotel on Tuesday night. The Ireland v Denmark game might have affected the turnout but John was delighted to see friends and family there to wish him well with ‘T’was Only Like […]

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PHOTOS: Picture This Perform Two Sell-Out Shows At INEC

PHOTOS: Picture This Perform Two Sell-Out Shows At INEC

November 15, 2017 at 12:33 pm 0 comments

PICTURE This played to thousands of fans in the INEC in Killarney for two sellout shows last Friday and Saturday night. The Athy duo of Jimmy Rainsford  and Ryan Hennessy have experienced a meteoric rise in the past year with a huge selling self-titled album released in August. They put […]

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Ladies Lunch And Fashion Afternoon To Benefit Local School

Ladies Lunch And Fashion Afternoon To Benefit Local School

November 15, 2017 at 9:56 am 0 comments

CONNECT Publications is hosting their annual Ladies Lunch and Fashion Afternoon supporting  Moyderwell Mercy Primary School Tralee in Ballyroe Heights Hotel, Tralee, on Sunday, November 26. The day will commence at 12.30pm with a Champagne reception and a gift exhibition, followed by a five course luncheon with complimentary wines, fashion […]

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Santa and friends are all set for Santaland and the annual CH Christmas parade. Photo by Dermot Crean

Santaland And CH Parade To Bring Festive Cheer To Tralee

November 15, 2017 at 9:56 am 0 comments

THE CH Chemists Christmas parade promises to be a feast of fun, colour and a spectacle to get you all into the Christmas spirit again this year when it arrives on November 25. Filled with characters from Paw Patrol, The Little Mermaid, Sponge Bob, Princess Sofia and much more, the […]

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WATCH: Michael’s Vlog For TG4 Sees Him Teach Irish On Streets Of London

WATCH: Michael’s Vlog For TG4 Sees Him Teach Irish On Streets Of London

November 14, 2017 at 3:43 pm 0 comments

A TRALEE man features on a new TG4 show with his video blog of people in London uttering sentences as gaeilge. Michael Griffin from Oakpark regularly uses social media to put up clips promoting the Irish language in a cool and fun way. His series of snapchat and Instagram stories […]

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Red Cross To Host Christmas Tea Party In The Grand

Red Cross To Host Christmas Tea Party In The Grand

November 14, 2017 at 9:59 am Comments are Disabled

THE Irish Red Cross Annual Christmas tea party will take place this Sunday, from 3pm to 6pm in the Grand Hotel. This annual event is always a highlight for the branch in Tralee and the health and social care section and youth section work at putting it together for members […]

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Revisit The 1980s With Tralee Photographer’s New Book

Revisit The 1980s With Tralee Photographer’s New Book

November 13, 2017 at 4:38 pm Comments are Disabled

IF the soccer doesn’t interest you tomorrow evening, then why not take a trip down memory lane with the launch of a new photo book featuring some well-known local faces. Tralee photographer, John Cleary, has spent the past year trawling through his archive of images from the 1980s and has […]

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PHOTOS: Circus Parade Brings Colour To Sunny Town Centre

PHOTOS: Circus Parade Brings Colour To Sunny Town Centre

November 13, 2017 at 3:56 pm Comments are Disabled

SUNDAY afternoon was brightened up for shoppers in the town centre when performers from the National Circus of Ireland festival paraded through Tralee. It was a cold but sunny afternoon and while the parade was a very brief affair it was enjoyed by people who were gathered around the Mall […]

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The Ashe Hotel To Host ‘Britain’s Got Talent’ Auditions

The Ashe Hotel To Host ‘Britain’s Got Talent’ Auditions

November 13, 2017 at 1:35 pm 2 comments

THE Ashe Hotel will host auditions for local people to be in with a chance of appearing on one of Britain’s most popular TV shows. The crew from ‘Britain’s Got Talent’ will be in the hotel on Monday, November 20, from 2pm to 6pm to check out singers, dancers, magicians […]

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WATCH: Local Filmmaker’s ‘Last Of…’ Series Profiles ‘Top Of The Rock Video’ Store

WATCH: Local Filmmaker’s ‘Last Of…’ Series Profiles ‘Top Of The Rock Video’ Store

November 13, 2017 at 10:19 am Comments are Disabled

IT’S the last ‘video’ shop standing in town so it’s only fitting that a local filmmaker would make a short film to find out how it still operates in the face of huge competition in streaming and downloading. Bertie Brosnan met the owner of ‘Top Of The Rock Video’ on […]

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PHOTOS: #Tralee On Social Media This Week

PHOTOS: #Tralee On Social Media This Week

November 12, 2017 at 2:25 pm 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)… It’s nice to make new friends… Went for a walk […]

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Con Horgan (standing far left) with the performers in Circus Siamsa. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Circus Siamsa Thrills Audiences

November 12, 2017 at 12:15 pm Comments are Disabled

THERE were big crowds in Siamsa Tíre on Saturday for two shows which formed the highlight of the performances during the National Circus of Ireland Festival taking place in Tralee over the past four days. The family-friendly variety show, ‘Circus Siamsa’ was another huge success with two shows at 2pm […]

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McCann At The Movies: Missed Opportunity By Branagh Is Dreary Daytime Fare

McCann At The Movies: Missed Opportunity By Branagh Is Dreary Daytime Fare

November 11, 2017 at 10:41 am 1 comment

Our movie guy, John McCann, was far from impressed by ‘Murder On The Orient Express’… Another week, another reboot, this remake however had in theory a lot of positives to look forward to. It contained an all star cast, solid and renowned source material and a director that has proven […]

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WATCH: Tralee Woman’s ‘Bikini Body Mash-Up’ Is A Viral Hit

WATCH: Tralee Woman’s ‘Bikini Body Mash-Up’ Is A Viral Hit

November 10, 2017 at 11:15 am 1 comment

SHE’S done it again. Oakpark native Riona O’Connor has another viral video on her hands after a clip of her singing about how the whole ‘bikini body’ pressure thing is ridiculous, struck a chord with thousands of women. In a facebook post she wrote “Women, Men, Girls, Boys, I love […]

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Seven Things To Do Around Tralee This Weekend

Seven Things To Do Around Tralee This Weekend

November 10, 2017 at 10:28 am Comments are Disabled

It may be boring November, but there’s still a lot to get up to this weekend around Tralee… Friday 1. Circus antics… The National Circus Festival Ireland is in full swing around town. Today there’s workshops, lunchtime walkabouts, a show in Siamsa Tire and a Festival Club tonight in The […]

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