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Looking forward to the 'Ballyroe Goes Retro' concert in aid of Recovery Haven on August 26 were, Molly Brosnan and Danny Walsh, Caitriona O'Sullivan, Mike Leahy Damian Greer and Wesley Hanbidge of Phil N The Blanks, Dermot Crowley of Recovery Haven and Terence Crean, promoter. Photo by Dermot Crean

Ballyroe To Rock For Fundraising Concert This August

June 7, 2023 at 11:13 am 0 comments

MUSIC fans should mark the date of Saturday, August 26 in their diary as some great local talent will take to the stage for a fundraising concert at the Ballyroe Heights Hotel. ‘Ballyroe Goes Retro’ will be headlined by local band Phil N The Blanks featuring Mike Leahy, Damian Greer, […]

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Getting ready for the Vintage Tea Afternoons in Ardfert were Patrick O'Riordan, Philomena Stack and Josephine O'Riordan. Photo by Dermot Crean

Stepping Back In Time With Fundraising Vintage Tea Afternoons In Ardfert

June 7, 2023 at 10:42 am 0 comments

HUNDREDS of people will take a step back in time later this month for a special fundraiser in aid of the Kerry Parents and Friends Association. Josephine and Patrick O’Riordan will once again host Vintage Tea Afternoons over the weekend of Saturday, June 17 and Sunday, June 18 at a cottage adjacent […]

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Banna beach.

Banna Beach Clean-Up Organised For This Thursday

June 6, 2023 at 11:13 am 0 comments

IRISH environmental programme Clean Coasts is celebrating its 20th anniversary this year and in honour of this milestone, over 300 groups in Ireland, including 27 in County Kerry, have registered to carry out a clean-up during the week around World Ocean Day. Clean-ups will be happening in groups of all […]

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Finnegan On Films: Some Films To Watch Over The Bank Holiday Weekend

Finnegan On Films: Some Films To Watch Over The Bank Holiday Weekend

June 3, 2023 at 10:09 am 0 comments

Our movie guy, James Finnegan, recommends taking in some shade to watch these movies  over the Bank Holiday Weekend… If any film could be used as the very definition of a Bank Holiday film, it’s the boys own adventure Ice Station Zebra (Saturday RTE1 3pm). Directed by John Sturges and […]

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Attending a photo-call in Listowel to officially launch the new Style Stakes Sunday on 4th of June was Listowel Race Company Chairman David Fitzmaurice, the head judge of the event, international fashion designer, Colin Horgan along with model Tulasi Muralee Dharan from Upfront Model Management. Photo John Kelliher

Fun, Fashion And Great Racing In Listowel This Weekend

June 2, 2023 at 10:31 am 0 comments

WITH fine weather forecast for the weekend, the three-day Listowel Races Summer Festival meeting from Saturday to Monday is a great place for fun, great racing and fashion. nd Listowel Race Company Chairman David Fitzmaurice along with model Tulasi Muralee Dharan and multi award winning milliner, Aoife Hannon. Style Stakes […]

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A Knockout Night At The Dogs In Prospect For Tralee Boxing Club

A Knockout Night At The Dogs In Prospect For Tralee Boxing Club

June 2, 2023 at 9:29 am 0 comments

TRALEE Boxing Club will host its end of season celebrations with a ‘Night at The Dogs’ this Saturday night. The club will take over Kingdom Greyhound Stadium to offer a well earned thank you to all the boxers, coaches, committee, volunteers and members for their hard work over the past […]

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Sponsored: Soak Up The Sun At The Garden Terrace At The Ashe Hotel This Weekend

Sponsored: Soak Up The Sun At The Garden Terrace At The Ashe Hotel This Weekend

June 1, 2023 at 3:22 pm 0 comments

THE sun is shining and the cocktails are sweet on the colourful Garden Terrace at The Ashe Hotel. Enjoy al fresco dining while sipping a cool beverage while you bask in the summer sun. Saturday night at The Ashe welcomes talented local musician Daithi O’Regan in Alfie’s Bar from 9pm […]

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Tables all set at the Rose Ball at the Kerry Sports Academy at the MTU on Friday evening. Photo by Dermot Crean

No Rose Ball And Festival Won’t Be Organising Street Entertainment This August

May 30, 2023 at 12:00 pm 1 comment

THE Rose of Tralee International Festival will not be organising a Rose Ball or financing street entertainment for the festival this year. In a statement issued this morning on their website, the Festival’s Executive Chairman, Anthony O’Gara, did confirm that the Rose of Tralee selections will be broadcast live from MTU’s Kerry […]

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PHOTOS: #Tralee On Social Media This Week

PHOTOS: #Tralee On Social Media This Week

May 28, 2023 at 1:23 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…  The magical Cockleshell walk… Spooky lens flare and a beautiful afternoon down on edge of Tralee bay. pic.twitter.com/1vX4wnvgOQ — Matthew Olwell […]

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Sofia Osman-Avric, Iona Carmody, Abraham Newland, Luke Power, Seán Drummey and Lucy Smith from St John’s Parochial School Tralee are looking forward to the family fun run in the Town Park on Sunday 28th May.

A Family Fun Run In The Park With St John’s Parochial School

May 26, 2023 at 11:24 am Comments are Disabled

PUPILS and staff in St John’s Parochial School Tralee are inviting friends and families from near and far to join them on this Sunday for a family fun run in Tralee Town Park. The aim of the run is to raise funds to build a playground for the children within […]

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Looking forward to Africa Day celebrations in the Town Park on May 28 were, In front; John Lazuras. Back from left; Ajarat Aneke, Jacqueline Tshikota, Mary Carroll and Sean Lyons of Tralee International Resource Centre, Grace Titus and Teresa Elumelu. Photo by Dermot Crean

Enjoy Africa Day Entertainment This Sunday Afternoon In The Park

May 26, 2023 at 11:16 am Comments are Disabled

TRALEE International Resource Centre (TIRC), Killarney Immigrant Support Centre (KASI) and the African community in Kerry (AFCOM) are celebrating Africa day this Sunday with a big day of celebration in Tralee Town Park. The groups are organising an African party for the entire county which will bring together different African […]

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Launching the Donal Walsh Spa 6k Challenge were pupils joined by Mary Ann Foley, Fionnbar Walsh, Geraldine Behan, Niamh Murphy, Principal Peter Linehan, Jenny Galvin, Rebecca Ryan and Mary Griffin Crowe. Photo by Dermot Crean

A Day Of Fitness And Family Fun At Donal Walsh Spa NS 6K Challenge

May 26, 2023 at 10:32 am Comments are Disabled

THIS Sunday will see hundreds converge on Spa National School for the 2023 ‘Donal Walsh Spa 6K Challenge’. This hugely popular event was first held in 2014 and has become a firm favourite on the community calendar in the Spa. This year’s event coincides with the tenth anniversary of Donal’s […]

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Organizers Owen O'Shea and Chris Horan join Frankie Gavin to announce Dé Dannan' appearance at Feile Lughnasadh in Milltown on August 5th.

Frankie Gavin And De Dannan For Milltown’s Féile Lughnasadh

May 26, 2023 at 8:38 am Comments are Disabled

INTERNATIONALLY renowned traditional music supremos Frankie Gavin and De Dannan are heading to Milltown this August Bank Holiday Weekend to perform at the Féile Lughnasadh festival. The award-winning band who have been a feature of the Irish music scene for almost 50 years will perform open-air in the Square in […]

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Rebecca O'Connor as Tina Turner.

Renowned Tina Turner Tribute Act Set For Tralee Date On June Bank Holiday Weekend

May 25, 2023 at 9:27 am Comments are Disabled

WITH news of the passing of the great Tina Turner yesterday, local fans will have a chance to hear her music performed live by a renowned tribute act in the coming weeks. Siamsa Tíre will host ‘Rebecca O’Connor as Tina Turner — Simply The Best’ on Sunday, June 4, while she’ll […]

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Sponsored: Special Clarins Event At CH Tralee This Wednesday

Sponsored: Special Clarins Event At CH Tralee This Wednesday

May 23, 2023 at 2:26 pm Comments are Disabled

AN engaging  interactive beauty event hosted by Clarins and Mary O’Donnell, Beauty Expert, in CH Tralee will take place tomorrow, Wednesday, May 24 at 6.30pm. Master how to create the perfect beauty ritual for yourself at home. Achieve flawless and glowing skin by learning tips and tricks on how to […]

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Sean McElligott, tara Dore and Clodagh Harrington who have received AIMS nominations.

Tralee People Receive AIMS Awards Nominations

May 23, 2023 at 2:06 pm Comments are Disabled

THE nominations for the Association of Irish Musical Societies (AIMS) Awards came out on Sunday and three Tralee people have been nominated. All three were part of the The Light Opera Society of Tralee’s production of ‘Evita’ in Siamsa Tire last November which was directed by Grainne O’Carroll. The nominations […]

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Tralee Screening Of Ailbhe Keogan-Penned Feature Film

Tralee Screening Of Ailbhe Keogan-Penned Feature Film

May 22, 2023 at 3:58 pm Comments are Disabled

KERRY International Film Festival is delighted to host a special preview screening of the film, Sunlight, at Siamsa Tíre Tralee on Wednesday, June 14 at 8pm. The screening will be followed by a Q & A with writer and KIFF Board member, Ailbhe Keogan and actor, Barry Ward. Written by […]

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Paschal Sheehy, Max Bagaglini, Elaine Kinsella and Maria Walsh in the Caloe Kitchen in The Square on Sunday.

PHOTOS: Big Crowds And Super Atmosphere Makes For Best Ever Tralee Food Festival

May 22, 2023 at 1:14 pm Comments are Disabled

THE Tralee Food Festival provided the best advert for the town we’ve seen in years. The weather was ideal, the spread of the food stands between The Square/Dominick Street and the Island of Geese worked a treat and the family atmosphere all combined to make it the best food festival […]

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A triumphant Mary Gardiner. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Office Chair Racing Fun On The Mall

May 22, 2023 at 12:34 pm Comments are Disabled

CROWDS lined the Mall on Sunday afternoon for a special fun event for a great cause. Organised by and in support of Kerry Mental Health Association, a number of well known faces took to the streets for Office Chair Racing during the Tralee Food Festival. Among the participants were Mayor […]

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PHOTOS: #Tralee On Social Media This Week

PHOTOS: #Tralee On Social Media This Week

May 21, 2023 at 11:57 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… An emotional day for Pres girls… It was an emotional afternoon as we said farewell to our 6th year class of […]

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Causeway Comprehensive students Marta Casasin, Teresa Morote, Maria Esteban, Beatrice Saroglia and Zoe Saccone in the Square for the Tralee Food Festival on Saturday. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Fantastic Atmosphere On Opening Day Of Tralee Food Festival

May 21, 2023 at 11:45 am Comments are Disabled

IT couldn’t have gone better really. Big crowds, good weather and a festive atmosphere made the opening day of Tralee Food Festival a roaring success on Saturday. From 10am onwards, the crowds gathered to browse the food stalls and experience the family entertainment at the Island of Geese and in […]

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Principal Betty Stack with pupils, Declan Dowling of Kingdom Greyhound Stadium and Jonathan Best (front right) launching the Ardfert NS Night at the Dogs at the school on Friday. Photo by Dermot Crean

Ardfert School Looks Forward To ‘Night At The Dogs’ Fundraiser

May 20, 2023 at 9:12 am Comments are Disabled

ARDFERT School celebrated ‘Bike Day’ on Friday and also took the opportunity to launch its ‘Night at the Dogs’ event. Excited groups of children cycling and scooting began arriving at the school from 8.30am onwards as they took part in National Bike Day. Garda Aidan O’Mahony and Angela Wall, Green Schools […]

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A film event held in the Square for Culture night in 2022.

Early Open Call To Hold Events During Culture Night

May 20, 2023 at 9:10 am Comments are Disabled

THE eighteenth edition of Culture Night will take place on Friday, September 22 when Ireland will become a cultural playground. Special events will be programmed at participating locations and, thanks to the continued support of the Arts Council as well as local authorities such as Kerry County Council, all activities are […]

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Finnegan On Films: A Cartoon Favourite, A Notable Debut And A Forgotten Gem

Finnegan On Films: A Cartoon Favourite, A Notable Debut And A Forgotten Gem

May 20, 2023 at 9:08 am Comments are Disabled

Our movie guy, James Finnegan, has a cartoon, a cult classic and a compelling drama for your viewing pleasure tonight… When I was growing up, the Hanna Barbera cartoons were a staple offering – Yogi Bear, Huckleberry Hound, Scooby Doo, the Flintstones and especially Tom and Jerry. There have been […]

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The Square was a very busy spot during the Tralee Food Festival on Saturday. Photo by Dermot Crean

Ten Tasty Things To Do During Tralee Food Festival This Weekend

May 19, 2023 at 1:33 pm Comments are Disabled

It’s set to be a fantastic weekend in town with the return of the annual Tralee Food Festival. There’s so much to do on Saturday and Sunday, so let’s look at some highlights (see full programme below)… Saturday 1. Visit the food stands… From 10am, explore an array of gourmet […]

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Looking forward to Africa Day celebrations in the Town Park on May 28 were, In front; John Lazuras. Back from left; Ajarat Aneke, Jacqueline Tshikota, Mary Carroll and Sean Lyons of Tralee International Resource Centre, Grace Titus and Teresa Elumelu. Photo by Dermot Crean

Fun Events Planned For Africa Day Celebration In The Town Park

May 18, 2023 at 12:34 pm Comments are Disabled

TRALEE International Resource Centre (TIRC), Killarney Immigrant Support Centre (KASI) and the African community in Kerry (AFCOM) are celebrating Africa day at the end of the month with a big day of celebration in Tralee Town Park. The groups are organising an African party for the entire county, on Sunday, […]

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Tralee Parnells To Hold Fundraising Quiz Night

Tralee Parnells To Hold Fundraising Quiz Night

May 17, 2023 at 4:15 pm Comments are Disabled

TRALEE Parnells are holding a table quiz fundraiser on Friday, May 26 at the Na Gaeil Clubhouse starting at 8pm. All money raised goes towards the cost of the Under 15 side representing Kerry in the National Camogie Féile competition in Mayo. It costs €40 per table and 4 people per team. […]

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Progressive Pathways Fair This Thursday At The Rose Hotel

Progressive Pathways Fair This Thursday At The Rose Hotel

May 17, 2023 at 10:39 am Comments are Disabled

THE Progressive Pathways Fair will take place tomorrow (Thursday) providing a great opportunity for people aged 16 or over, with additional support needs to find out more about their employment options. The Fair takes place at The Rose Hotel from 11am to 4pm and will have everything to inform those […]

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Dingle Summer Music Festival Takes Place This Weekend

Dingle Summer Music Festival Takes Place This Weekend

May 17, 2023 at 10:25 am 1 comment

FOR lovers of classical music, there’s only one place to be this weekend. The Dingle Summer Music Festival takes place from Friday, May 19 to Sunday, May 21 and there’s a varied programme of concerts and performances to attend. The Official Opening Ceremony and Concert with renowned Ukrainian Tenor, Misha […]

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Maria Walsh and Paschal Sheehy will participators

Maria And Paschal All Set For Cook-Off During Tralee Food Festival

May 16, 2023 at 10:33 am Comments are Disabled

THE countdown is on to the Tralee Food Festival this weekend and one of the great attractions is a highly anticipated cook-off event involving two well-known faces. Paschal Sheehy, renowned RTE News Journalist, and broadcaster, along with Maria Walsh MEP, will be taking part in a culinary showdown at 3pm on […]

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