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Maria Launches Regional Rose Of Tralee Festival In Laois

Maria Launches Regional Rose Of Tralee Festival In Laois

April 10, 2015 at 10:41 am Comments are Disabled

NEARLY 60 ladies from all over the world will descend on County Laois for the 2015 Rose of Tralee Regional Festival from  May 28-31. Rose of Tralee, Maria Walsh, launched the event today in the Portlaoise Heritage Hotel. Twenty-three places in the Festival Dome Tralee next August are on the line for […]

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Two Man United Legends Are Coming To Causeway

Two Man United Legends Are Coming To Causeway

April 10, 2015 at 10:26 am Comments are Disabled

TWO former league title winners with Manchester United are coming to the Stretford End Bar, Causeway this Saturday. An evening with David May and Lee Sharpe promises to be great night for any United fan old or young. Lee Sharpe was part of the first great Alex Ferguson side that […]

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Zoe’s World: Sunshine Is Great For Getting Us Teens Out Of The Bedroom

Zoe’s World: Sunshine Is Great For Getting Us Teens Out Of The Bedroom

April 9, 2015 at 3:01 pm Comments are Disabled

HAVE you noticed that there have been a lot of smiley people walking around Tralee lately? Considering that this can sometimes be a rare occurrence, you may have thought that you have been seeing things. Maybe it is what the sun is doing to your eyes? Somehow Ireland has managed to […]

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VIDEO/PHOTOS: A First Look Inside Tralee’s Newest Hotel

VIDEO/PHOTOS: A First Look Inside Tralee’s Newest Hotel

April 9, 2015 at 1:35 pm 1 comment

TRALEE’S newest hotel opened its doors to the public today. The Ashe Hotel on Maine Street let us in for a look this morning and it’s mightily impressive. Formerly The Abbey Gate Hotel, the new business is creating up to 50 jobs in the town. On entering the doors, visitors are […]

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At the Tralee Musical Society production of Sister Act in Siamsa Tire were, from left: Catsy O'Connor, Tara Dore, Natalie Murphy, Jackie O'Mahony, Zoe Riordan, Andreia Brosnan and Mary McCarthy. Photo by  Gavin O'Connor

PHOTOS: Sister Act Is A Holy Show For Audiences In Siamsa

April 9, 2015 at 12:54 pm 1 comment

TRALEE Musical Society are in the middle of a run of dates performing a musical based on the much-loved 90s film ‘Sister Act’. The opening night was on Tuesday with performances set to continue all the way to Sunday. So far the Tralee Musical Society’s musical adaptation of Sister Act has been wowing […]

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In the Town Park enjoying the great weather were, from left: Greg Byrne, Natalie Berales and Bobby Byrne. Photo by Gavin O'Connor.

PHOTOS: Sunny Delights In The Park, But The Fine Spell Could Be Over Soon

April 9, 2015 at 12:30 pm Comments are Disabled

THE glorious sunshine has made a very welcome return over the past week and many people have been out and about making the most of it. With temperatures wandering into the high teens we have been hit with an unseasonable mini-heatwave, but unfortunately dark clouds are predicted to come on the […]

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Maria Nix, Evangeline O'Dowd, Hannah Nix, Jody O'Donnell and Akie O'Rourke. Photo by Gavin O'Connor.

Dance Academy Wins Big At International Competition

April 8, 2015 at 11:14 am Comments are Disabled

A KERRY based dance group has came back with top awards from an international dance competition. The Academy of Dance under the directorship of Clarissa Michaux were selected to represent Ireland and competed in the International Dance Competitions in Barcelona over the Easter weekend. They were placed first overall for Artistic and Creative […]

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PHOTOS: Tralee Photographer’s New Book Of Images Shows Kerry’s Beauty

PHOTOS: Tralee Photographer’s New Book Of Images Shows Kerry’s Beauty

April 8, 2015 at 10:57 am Comments are Disabled

A TRALEE photographer  has a new book that will show the beauty of our county in a whole new light. Michael Diggin, who has his gallery/shop in 5 Lower Castle Street, has a new book out called ‘This Is Kerry’ which features a whole host of images capturing the beauty of the county. “This […]

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VIDEO: Watch The Miss Kerry Contestants On The Catwalk

April 7, 2015 at 11:02 pm Comments are Disabled

WE brought you all the glamour from the Miss Kerry pageant on Saturday night and now you can watch the moment Mairead Breathnach was announced as the winner. The event drew a large crowd to the Killarney Plaza Hotel and videographer Lucas Machowski has uploaded a video showing the contestants on the catwalk and […]

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Paul Galvin

Paul Galvin’s New Job Is A Dunne Deal

April 7, 2015 at 12:16 pm Comments are Disabled

NOT long after announcing himself back on the inter-county scene, Paul Galvin, has reportedly bagged himself a new job designing an exclusive range of clothing for Dunnes Stores. Following in the footsteps of golfer, Padraig Harrington, Paul Galvin has designed a new line of clobber for Dunnes which is expected […]

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Ita Cracks The Code To Win €2,000 On RTE Show

Ita Cracks The Code To Win €2,000 On RTE Show

April 7, 2015 at 11:46 am Comments are Disabled

A TRALEE woman came away from Dublin €2,000 richer on Saturday night. Ita Neligan from Tralee won €2,000 in the Crack the Code game on the National Lottery’s The Million Euro Challenge game show on RTE . She entered a supplementary lottery game, Crack The Code, for the chance to appear on the show and win […]

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At the Austin Stacks Social in the Ballyroe Heights Hotel were, from left: Denis Ryan, Carmelita Ryan, Fiona O'Connor and Paul O'Connor. Photo by Gavin O'Connor.

PHOTOS: Austin Stacks Celebrates A Momentous Year At Social

April 6, 2015 at 11:34 am Comments are Disabled

THERE was an amazing night of celebrations at Ballyroe Heights Hotel last night for the Austin Stacks GAA social. The club enjoyed an incredible 2014 and the exploits of the senior team will be remembered decades to come with them winning the county championship for the first time in 20 years, […]

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15 Million ITV Viewers To See Wild Atlantic Way TV Show

15 Million ITV Viewers To See Wild Atlantic Way TV Show

April 6, 2015 at 11:01 am 1 comment

  IT’S hoped the beauty of our fair county is set to be seen by up to 15 million people on a new television show. ‘Wild Ireland’ is a six-part television series about the ‘Wild Atlantic Way’ that will be broadcast on ITV starting with the first of six 30-minute episode on […]

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Children gathered at Caballs Toymaster for the puppet show on Saturday morning as part of the Tír Na nÓg Festival. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Caballs Hosts Puppet Show As Part Of Children’s Festival

April 6, 2015 at 10:56 am Comments are Disabled

A WONDERFUL morning of puppet shows and balloon fun was held in Caballs Toymaster on Saturday morning as part of the Tír Na nÓg Children’s Festival. A children’s entertainer pulled out all the stops to enthral kids with a story about ‘Granny Annie’ and Boris the Magician while some other children […]

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Chloe Morris, Fiona O'Sullivan, Selena Morris and Celine O'Sullivan all Tralee, at Miss Kerry 2015 which took place in the Killarney Plaza Hotel on Saturday night. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: More Glamour From The Miss Kerry 2015 Night

April 6, 2015 at 10:50 am Comments are Disabled

YESTERDAY we brought you the news that Mairead Breathnach from Ballydavid was crowned Miss Kerry 2015 (click here for story). The west Kerry woman will now go on to represent the county in June. The Killarney Plaza Hotel  was the venue for a night filled with glamour and not just […]

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Two of the three winners of Fancy Dress Competition, Rachel O'Connor and Darragh Murphy with characters at the Meadowlands Hotel Kids Fun Run at the Town Park on Saturday afternoon as part of the Tír Na nÓg Festival. Photo by Dermot Crean

VIDEO/PHOTOS: Family Fun Run Brings Hundreds To Town Park

April 5, 2015 at 10:46 am Comments are Disabled

IT was a great afternoon of family fun in the Town Park on Saturday for the Meadowlands Hotel Fancy Dress Fun Run. Part of the Tír Na nÓg festival taking place around the town this weekend, the event drew a plethora of ‘Annas’, ‘Elsas’, ‘Batmen’, ‘Spidermen’ and many more great […]

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PHOTOS: New Miss Kerry Is Revealed At Stylish Event In Killarney

PHOTOS: New Miss Kerry Is Revealed At Stylish Event In Killarney

April 5, 2015 at 10:40 am Comments are Disabled

THE judges decided west was best last night as the new Miss Kerry was crowned in the Killarney Plaza Hotel. Mairead Breathnach from Ballydavid was chosen as Miss Kerry and will go on to represent the county at the Miss Ireland event in June. Kerry GAA star James O’Donoghue along with […]

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At The Movies: Crowe’s Convoluted Vanity Project

At The Movies: Crowe’s Convoluted Vanity Project

April 5, 2015 at 10:23 am Comments are Disabled

  ‘The Water Diviner’ by John Lyons  ‘THE Water Diviner’ marks the directorial debut of Russell Crowe, an actor who, similar to the likes of Clint Eastwood, fancies himself working both in front of the camera and behind it at the same time. Crowe stars as Joshua Connor, an Australian […]

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Amy O'Connor (right) with Sharon O'Connor, John O'Connell and little Adam O'Connell. Photo by Dermot Crean

Community Rallies To Help Amy In The Face Of Upcoming Operation

April 4, 2015 at 12:48 pm Comments are Disabled

A COMMUNITY will get together next Thursday to help a young Tralee girl who is undergoing an operation on her brain next month. Twelve year old, Amy O’Connor from Cois Coille, will have an operation in the Beaumont Hospital, Dublin on May 7 to remove a cyst that has developed on […]

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Tralee Musicians Give It Their All On TG4 Show

Tralee Musicians Give It Their All On TG4 Show

April 4, 2015 at 12:48 pm Comments are Disabled

THREE Tralee musicians appeared on a TG4 talent show this week and received great praise from the judges. The Rhythm Method featuring John Buggy, Shane Murphy and John Moriarty were taking part in Busker Abú and got as far as the quarter-final of the competition thanks to some impassioned performances (see link […]

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Adam Hennessy and Maryanne Brassil in a scene from 'Antichrist' performed in Siamsa Tíre on Good Friday night. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Theatregoers Enter The World Of ‘Antichrist’ In Siamsa

April 4, 2015 at 10:09 am Comments are Disabled

A PLAY with dark themes attracted theatre-goers to Siamsa Tíre on Good Friday night for the premiere of ‘Antichrist’. The play was performed by the  Tralee-based ‘Free Radical Youth Theatre’ and didn’t disappoint those present for the premiere. With a story full of darkness, tension, black magic and strong language, ‘Antichrist’ […]

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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: Big Musical Production From St John Of God Is A Hit In Siamsa

April 3, 2015 at 3:26 pm Comments are Disabled

IT was a couple of nights for St John of God services in Tralee as they performed ‘I Have A Dream’ musical in Siamsa Tire on Tuesday and Wednesday. Volunteers and clients at St John of God had been working hard together over the past few weeks to try and get everything […]

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New ‘Walk 4 Life’ Details Promise A Great Night Out For All

New ‘Walk 4 Life’ Details Promise A Great Night Out For All

April 3, 2015 at 11:52 am Comments are Disabled

  APRIL 25 is a date that should be firmly marked on your calendars for the ‘Walk 4 Life’ event that will be taking place at 8pm leaving from Tralee Bay Wetlands. The 5km walk is being held to raise awareness about mental health and suicide awareness/prevention (click here to read […]

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Launching the Kerins O'Rahilly's Ladies 5K Easter Fun Run were, from left: Frank O'Connor, Christina Curtin, Bernice Hoffman, James Hayes, David Collins, Frank Mcloughlin and Yvonne Quill. Photo by Gavin O'Connor.

Four Things To Do This Bank Holiday Weekend

April 3, 2015 at 11:08 am Comments are Disabled

The Bank Holiday weekend is almost upon us and we have the few things for you to do (that is, if you want to do anything!) with those precious few days off. FRIDAY 1. With the bars closed for ‘Good Friday’ and a temporary ban on the sale of alcohol for the day, […]

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Suzanne Doyle, Deirdre Kelly, Christina Doyle and Joan Kelly at the Churchill GAA Fashion Fundraiser at the Ballyroe Heights Hotel on Thursday night. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Hundreds Enjoy Fashion Night In Ballyroe For Churchill GAA

April 3, 2015 at 11:00 am Comments are Disabled

THE Churchill community was out in force on Thursday night for a fantastic fashion show in aid of  the GAA club. It was all in aid of the development of a new pitch for the club and judging by the hundreds present, a huge sum was raised for the cause. Continued […]

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Graham Norton’s Writers’ Week Appearance Sells Out In 72 Minutes

Graham Norton’s Writers’ Week Appearance Sells Out In 72 Minutes

April 2, 2015 at 3:27 pm Comments are Disabled

  WERE you thinking of heading to see Graham Norton in Listowel next month? The hugely popular BBC TV host will be appearing at the Listowel Writers’ Week festival on Saturday night May 30, but unless you got your ticket this morning it looks like you’re out of luck. Tickets for […]

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Puppet Shows, Fun Run And Much More At Tír Na nÓg Festival

Puppet Shows, Fun Run And Much More At Tír Na nÓg Festival

April 2, 2015 at 12:51 pm Comments are Disabled

IT’S set to be a great weekend of entertainment for the little ones as the ‘Tír na nÓg Children’s Festival’ kicks off off here in town. A whole host of events running throughout the weekend to keep the children engaged. ‘Arts & Crafts’ days will be held in the Kerry County Museum from now […]

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‘Antichrist’ Is Coming To Siamsa Tíre On Good Friday

‘Antichrist’ Is Coming To Siamsa Tíre On Good Friday

April 2, 2015 at 12:23 pm Comments are Disabled

A NEW play which, judging by the themes explored, would appear be more suited to a Halloween release, will have its world premiere in town this Good Friday. The Tralee-based ‘Free Radical Youth Theatre’ will host the ‘Antichrist’ play at 8pm in Siamsa Tire. The group is Siamsa Tire’s official youth theatre and is […]

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‘Team Bramble’ Look For Help To Spring Clean The Town

‘Team Bramble’ Look For Help To Spring Clean The Town

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

A LOCAL group is gathering up as many volunteers as possible as they look to get behind a national campaign to clean up areas all around the country. ‘Team Bramble’  is working in co-operation with Tralee Chamber Alliance as they get behind ‘An Taisce’s National Spring Clean’ (NSC) that is […]

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Anthony’s In With A Chance Of Vegas Trip With Toastmaster Club

Anthony’s In With A Chance Of Vegas Trip With Toastmaster Club

April 2, 2015 at 9:45 am Comments are Disabled

THEY say that in the art of debating or public speaking that you should never raise your voice, only improve your argument. This is exactly what one local man did as he triumphed in the later rounds of a speaking competition. Now he’s in with a chance to go to […]

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