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Four Things To Do Around Tralee This Weekend

Four Things To Do Around Tralee This Weekend

April 24, 2015 at 9:42 am Comments are Disabled

Never fear! It’s almost at the end of the week and the bodies and bones are aching to relax. Here’s a few things to get up to…  FRIDAY 1. For those out there who may like to ‘bust a move’ on a night out, we might have the perfect day […]

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Charity Concert To Be Held For Kerry Hospice Foundation

Charity Concert To Be Held For Kerry Hospice Foundation

April 23, 2015 at 2:18 pm Comments are Disabled

  A CHARITY concert will be held on next Sunday, April 26 with to help raise funds for the Kerry Hospice Foundation. ‘The Voices For Hospice’ concert, featuring the Kerry Choral Union (Seniors and Juniors) will celebrate 25 years of the Kerry Hospice Foundation (KHF) which was formed back in 1990. Proceeds […]

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At the St John of Gods 'I Have A Dream' musical on in Siamsa Tire were, from left: Teresa O'Brien, Joe Burkett, Brona Enright, Sharon O'Sullivan, Niamh O'Connor and Dan O'Connor. Photo by Gavin O'Connor.

PHOTOS: St John Of God Puts On Dream Musical In Siamsa Tíre

April 23, 2015 at 12:14 pm Comments are Disabled

IT was a great two days of performances from the people at St John Of God who have been working together with local secondary school students on a musical which went down a storm in Siamsa Tire this week. ‘I Have A Dream’ was worked on by the clients from the St John Of […]

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Tralee Rowathon Rescheduled For This Weekend

Tralee Rowathon Rescheduled For This Weekend

April 23, 2015 at 11:19 am Comments are Disabled

TRALEE Rowing Club (TRC) will host their rescheduled 24-hour charity rowing event this weekend, as they look to raise much-needed funds for the completion of their new clubhouse that is being built. The event had originally been set to take place on March 28 but had to be postponed due to bad weather on […]

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VIDEO: Local Landmarks As You’ve Never Seen Them Before

VIDEO: Local Landmarks As You’ve Never Seen Them Before

April 22, 2015 at 11:41 am Comments are Disabled

WELL, would you look at that. If the new drone footage of our local area is anything to go by, we really do live in a beautiful and spectacular part of the world. A stunning new short film has been uploaded to YouTube by ‘OctoFly Media’ of well known beauty spots within […]

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Nathan’s Back As Rose Of Tralee Street Carnival Line-Up Announced

Nathan’s Back As Rose Of Tralee Street Carnival Line-Up Announced

April 21, 2015 at 2:10 pm Comments are Disabled

NATHAN Carter, Hometown, Stereokicks, Hudson Taylor, Gavin James, Riptide Movement, Sharon Shannon and the Kilfenora Céilí Band are just a few of the acts that will all perform live at this year’s Rose of Tralee International Street Festival. A Full Access Street Ticket (F.A.S.T.) to see all eight acts will go […]

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PHOTO: Anthony’s One Step Closer To Las Vegas Final

PHOTO: Anthony’s One Step Closer To Las Vegas Final

April 20, 2015 at 2:35 pm Comments are Disabled

  THE saying goes that in debating if you can’t convince them, then you must just try to confuse them. This may be the case for most, but not for one local man after he convinced judges and progressed through the latter rounds of a speaking/debating competition. Anthony Garvey (click […]

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Maureen Kelly from Listowel, Co. Kerry has won €21,000 on the National Lottery’s Million Euro Challenge game show on RTE on Saturday. Pictured at the presentation of prizes are from left to right: Dermot Griffin, Chief Executive at the National Lottery; Jennifer Kelly-Scannell, Maureen’s daughter  guest support on the show; Maureen Kelly, the winning player and The Million Euro Challenge Host Nicky Byrne. The winning ticket was bought from Garveys Supervalu, Convent Street, Listowel. Pic: Mac Innes Photography

Maureen Takes Home €21,000 On Saturday Night Game Show

April 20, 2015 at 11:24 am Comments are Disabled

A LISTOWEL woman took home €21,000 after appearing on the National Lottery’s The Million Euro Challenge game show on RTE. Maureen Kelly was appearing on the 15th episode of the new show which is hosted by Nicky Byrne and which was aired last Saturday April 18. Maureen said she wasn’t sure […]

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PHOTOS: Night Of Laughs Raises Cash For Soup Kitchen

PHOTOS: Night Of Laughs Raises Cash For Soup Kitchen

April 20, 2015 at 9:53 am Comments are Disabled

THE first night of Kerry’s newest and only comedy club, The KY Comedy Alternative, took place in the Abbey last Thursday night. The night saw sets from ten comedians, some from Kerry, some from Limerick and one from Mayo. Despite some issues with sound, the night was a roaring success and €221.49 […]

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Mary Muphy, Marie Flynn, Siobhan Dowling and Elaine Moran at the Primrose Black Tie Gala Ball at the Ballygarry House Hotel on Friday night. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: More Glamour From The Primrose Gala Ball

April 19, 2015 at 11:53 am Comments are Disabled

THE style and the craic was mighty in the Ballygarry House Hotel on Friday night for The Primrose Black Tie Gala Ball, in memory of Tommy Brosnan and with proceeds going to the Irish Motor Neurone Disease Association (IMNDA) . Yesterday we brought you photos from the event (click here) and now here’s some more […]

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Tommy and Siobhan Brosnan with children Leah and Katie at the Ballyseedy BBQ Fun Weekend event on Saturday. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Family Fun At Ballyseedy For A Great Cause

April 19, 2015 at 11:26 am Comments are Disabled

  KERRY stars Colm Cooper and Kieran O’Leary lent a hand to a great cause on Saturday when they appeared at an event in the Ballyseedy Garden Centre. ‘The Tour de Munster Partnership Spin and Family Fun Day 2015′ is taking place throughout the weekend to raise funds for the Down Syndrome Ireland, […]

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Tim’s Visit Home Before Resuming His ‘True Detective’ Work

Tim’s Visit Home Before Resuming His ‘True Detective’ Work

April 18, 2015 at 10:35 am Comments are Disabled

TIMOTHY V Murphy walks through the arrival doors at Farranfore Airport and a few people present do a double take with that ‘I know that fella from somewhere’ expression on their faces. It’s a look the Oakpark native must be well acquainted with. Since he left Ireland for Hollywood many years ago, he […]

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The late Tommy Brosnan's family, at the Primrose Black Tie Gala Ball at the Ballygarry House Hotel on Friday night. From left; Kate, Marelda, Niall, Aisling and Niamh Brosnan. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Style From The Primrose Gala Ball In Ballygarry

April 18, 2015 at 10:35 am Comments are Disabled

OVER 350 people packed the Ballygarry House Hotel on Friday night for a night of glamour, entertainment and  fundraising for a great cause. The Primrose Black Tie Gala Ball, in memory of Tommy Brosnan, was a fiercely stylish affair with people from all over the country attending. Guests at the €100 a […]

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Tralee Toastmasters Celebrate 90th Anniversary In Style

Tralee Toastmasters Celebrate 90th Anniversary In Style

April 18, 2015 at 10:31 am Comments are Disabled

  A LOCAL group who have proven that they can certainly ‘talk the talk’ have now shown that they have the style to match their verbal skills, as they celebrated an anniversary this week. The ‘Tralee Toastmasters Club’ celebrated the 90th anniversary of the foundation of ‘Toastmasters International’ with a […]

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Pictured at the launch of Irelandways.com at th Tralee Bay Wetlands Centre on Wednesday night were, from left; Grace O'Donnell, Kerry Camino; Roland Monsegu, Irelandsways.com; Frank Hartnett, Kerry County Council; Mayor of Tralee, Jim Finucane, Ingrid Boyle, Kerry Camino; Emmett Roche, Irelandways.com and Maria Golpe, Irelandways.com. Photo by Dermot Crean

Kerry Camino Gets Huge Boost As International Journalists Sample The Walk

April 17, 2015 at 3:27 pm Comments are Disabled

  THERE was a fantastic boost for a local tourism attraction this week as journalists from Ireland, the UK and the US sampled the delights of the Kerry Camino. The Kerry Camino is described as a “walk in the footsteps of St. Brendan, the Navigator, as a walker or pilgrim, on this […]

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Five Things You’ll See This Weekend During The Fine Weather

Five Things You’ll See This Weekend During The Fine Weather

April 17, 2015 at 1:12 pm Comments are Disabled

Temperatures are set to rise over the next few days, but we have a tendency to over-react when we get a fine spell in April. Here’s a few things you may see in town over the weekend… 1. The sight of a hastily-prepared BBQ With our unpredictable weather, we’re rarely […]

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Diabetes Ireland To Hold Meeting In Tralee Next Week

Diabetes Ireland To Hold Meeting In Tralee Next Week

April 17, 2015 at 9:50 am Comments are Disabled

  DIABETES Ireland will hold a meeting in Tralee which will focus on the practice of good management of diabetes in daily life and how it can be harmful when not controlled properly. The meeting which will be called ‘Head to Toe Management’ will be held in the Fels Point Hotel on Sunday, […]

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VIDEO: Tralee Woman Named Miss Bikini For South America/New Zealand

VIDEO: Tralee Woman Named Miss Bikini For South America/New Zealand

April 16, 2015 at 3:11 pm Comments are Disabled

A LOCAL woman was recently named as the winner of a modelling competition that was held in Auckland, New Zealand last month. Debbie Sugrue who is originally from Fountain Court was named as the winner of the ‘Miss Bikini South America/New Zealand’ competition and will now go on to complete the […]

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Ballyseede Castle Used As Location For Hit US TV Show

Ballyseede Castle Used As Location For Hit US TV Show

April 16, 2015 at 2:49 pm Comments are Disabled

TELEVISION cameras returned to Ballyseede Castle last week but it definitely wasn’t ghouls they were filming this time. The hotel was one of the locations for filming a hit US reality TV show  set to air on ABC Television in June of this year. ‘The Bachelorette’ which is regularly watched  by up […]

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At the reunion of former members of CBS Primary School Choir on Wednesday were front, from left; Eamonn Horan, Con McCarthy, Joe Cotter, Ted O Keeffe, Liam O Connor, Paddy Breen. Back from left; Fr Padraig Walsh, John Fitzgerald, Muiris Ó Cléirigh, Denis Coleman (Principal CBS), Michael Ashe, Tim Collins, John Counihan, Paudie Murphy. Photo by Michelle Culloty

Former CBS Pupils Mark 70th Anniversary Of Choir’s Formation

April 16, 2015 at 9:35 am Comments are Disabled

A LANDMARK occasion was celebrated at a local school in Wednesday as former members of a choir rolled back the years to mark a special milestone. The past members of the CBS Primary School Choir met up at the school for a reunion to mark the 7oth anniversary of the choir’s formation. The event began with a special mass […]

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CBS The Green Set To Host Concert For Donal Walsh LiveLife Foundation

CBS The Green Set To Host Concert For Donal Walsh LiveLife Foundation

April 15, 2015 at 4:54 pm Comments are Disabled

  A LOCAL school is getting ready to host a fundraising concert in memory of one of their former pupils on this Saturday. CBS The Green will hold the ‘In Tune For Life’ event in their school hall at 4pm with all proceeds going towards the Donal Walsh ‘LiveLife Foundation’. A […]

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VIDEO: Castleisland Woman Finds Her Doppelganger After Social Experiment

VIDEO: Castleisland Woman Finds Her Doppelganger After Social Experiment

April 15, 2015 at 1:34 pm Comments are Disabled

A CASTLEISLAND woman who is taking part in an experiment to find a person who resembles them may have found her doppelgänger. Twenty-year-old Niamh Geaney and her two friends, Terence Manzanga and Harry English from Dublin City University are taking part in an experiment called Twin Stranger where they made a bet to […]

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The Roast House Wins At Irish Restaurant Awards

The Roast House Wins At Irish Restaurant Awards

April 15, 2015 at 11:04 am Comments are Disabled

A LOCAL restaurant received another award to add to their already burgeoning collection of accolades. The Roast House on Denny Street was named the winner in the ‘Best Casual Dining’ category for Kerry at the ‘Irish Restaurant Awards’ Munster ceremony which was held in The Strand Hotel in Limerick last night. Ronan Hurley and Linda Carmody from The Roast House […]

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Comedy Night For Great Cause In The Abbey This Thursday

Comedy Night For Great Cause In The Abbey This Thursday

April 14, 2015 at 2:51 pm Comments are Disabled

  THE guys from the forthcoming Kerry comedy club night are honing their stand-up skills for this Thursday’s inaugural event in the Abbey Inn. The brainchild of Seamus Kelly (aka Frank Hicks), all the proceeds from the The KY Comedy Alternative night will be donated to the Tralee Soup Kitchen. The event, which […]

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Music Festival To Honour Tony Fenton By Naming Stage In His Memory

Music Festival To Honour Tony Fenton By Naming Stage In His Memory

April 14, 2015 at 10:30 am Comments are Disabled

KILLARNEY Festival of Music and Food have announced they will honour the late Tony Fenton by naming a stage in memory of the late broadcaster who passed away last month. The Tony Fenton Stage, which will be hosted in a big top marquee, will feature acts and music that Tony loved including The […]

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Kerry Singer/Songwriter Amano Reaches For The ‘Skies’

Kerry Singer/Songwriter Amano Reaches For The ‘Skies’

April 13, 2015 at 2:19 pm Comments are Disabled

KERRY singer-songwriter Amano is to release her debut single “Skies” on April 24. The Killarney resident, was recently named as one of Hot Press Magazine’s “Ones to Watch” for 2015. The 19 year old  had recently also been selected by Guinness Amplify’s expert panel as one of 22 out of […]

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Joan’s €15,000 Saturday Night Takeaway

Joan’s €15,000 Saturday Night Takeaway

April 13, 2015 at 10:39 am Comments are Disabled

A MOYVANE woman came away €15,000 better off on Saturday after she appeared on the National Lottery’s The Million Euro Challenge game show on RTE. Joan Kiely appeared on the programme, hosted by Nicky Byrne, and took away the tidy sum which will go towards a holiday as Joan would particularly like to […]

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At The Omniplex: One Of The Best Hollywood Action Movies In Years

At The Omniplex: One Of The Best Hollywood Action Movies In Years

April 12, 2015 at 10:34 am Comments are Disabled

  ‘John Wick’ By John Lyons ‘JOHN Wick’ is a sequel to an action film that never existed, and that’s what makes it interesting. While most action franchises would characteristically start with an origin story, ‘John Wick’ instead opts for the opposite – a straight-out retirement story. Keanu Reeves stars […]

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Kerry Director Reveals He Is To Work On Project With Leonardo Di Caprio

Kerry Director Reveals He Is To Work On Project With Leonardo Di Caprio

April 10, 2015 at 11:00 pm Comments are Disabled

  A KNOCKANURE man who is setting the film world alight and will work Leonardo Di Caprio on a future project, paid tribute to his Kerry mentors on ‘The Late Late Show’ tonight. Gerard Barrett, writer and director of Glassland’ was interviewed by Ryan Tubridy alongside star of the movie Jack Reynor on Friday […]

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The Planned Nightclub At Godfrey Place Has A New Name…

The Planned Nightclub At Godfrey Place Has A New Name…

April 10, 2015 at 9:28 pm Comments are Disabled

THE new nightclub, which is due to open at the old Fabric building in Godfrey Place, has a new name. It will be called ‘Quarters’ and according to their new Facebook page cover photo (click  here to like it) it is still set to open sometime in May. The name relates […]

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