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VIDEO: New Clip Of Tralee Shows The Town In Full Bloom

VIDEO: New Clip Of Tralee Shows The Town In Full Bloom

June 15, 2015 at 12:49 pm Comments are Disabled

  WHILE it might be sometimes easy to forget that we live in a beautiful part of the world, it only takes a simple video like the one below to make you stop and take note. Alanna Diggin, a local filmmaker and internet blogger, spent a few days filming in […]

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PHOTOS: Another Great Day Out For Families At Féile na mBláth

PHOTOS: Another Great Day Out For Families At Féile na mBláth

June 15, 2015 at 12:21 pm Comments are Disabled

THE Féile na mBláth @ The Park festival saw more crowds flock down to the festivities in what was a fantastic family event, thanks in part to the amazing weather. Crowds of families, couples and interested tourists strolled through the various stalls and entertainment set-ups with most stopping for a glance and staying […]

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PHOTOS: Tralee People Win At AIMS Awards In Killarney

PHOTOS: Tralee People Win At AIMS Awards In Killarney

June 15, 2015 at 10:11 am Comments are Disabled

WHILE the big prizes eluded most Tralee nominees at the the Association of Irish Musical Societies (AIMS) Awards on Saturday night, there was still much to cheer about. The INEC was the venue as over 1,200 members waited with baited breath for the winners to be announced. One of these winners […]

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Bebhinn Keane, Neil Burns, Laoise Keane and Ciara Sheridan at the Féile na mBláth in the Town Park on Saturday. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: A Fantastic Fun Day At The Féile

June 14, 2015 at 9:21 am Comments are Disabled

BEAUTIFUL sunshine helped turn Saturday’s Féile na mBláth into one of the most successful ever with hundreds of families enjoying the various attractions. The ‘Lords of Strut’ drew a massive crowd who really enjoyed their antics, there was a huge variety of children’s entertainment with bouncy castles, face painting and the […]

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The Chef’s Table: Some Sizzling Stir-Fry Recipes

The Chef’s Table: Some Sizzling Stir-Fry Recipes

June 14, 2015 at 9:20 am Comments are Disabled

  Mark Doe of ‘Just Cooking’ Cookery School in Firies has some amazing stir-fry recipes to liven up meal times… Stir-frying is a quick and tasty style of cooking that is also very versatile. Any prime cut of meat and most fish can be stir-fried and all vegetables as long […]

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Dingle Animation Festival Named Amongst Top 25 In The World

Dingle Animation Festival Named Amongst Top 25 In The World

June 13, 2015 at 1:19 pm Comments are Disabled

  IN another coup for Kerry tourism, it has been announced that the ‘Dingle International Film Festival’ has been named in the Top 25 Animation Festivals in the world by international publication Animation Magazine. The Kerry Festival has joined an elite group sitting alongside the world famous San Diego International Comic-Con Festival. Animation […]

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Irish TV To Broadcast Part Of The Ring Of Kerry Cycle Live

Irish TV To Broadcast Part Of The Ring Of Kerry Cycle Live

June 12, 2015 at 2:56 pm Comments are Disabled

  IRISH TV will be broadcasting part of the ‘Ring of Kerry Charity Cycle’ live when it takes place on Saturday July 4. The station will air the cycle live on their Sky 191 channel from 2pm-4pm on the day. This will be the first time that the charity cycle – which […]

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‘Game Of Thrones’ Star To DJ In Tralee Nightclub

‘Game Of Thrones’ Star To DJ In Tralee Nightclub

June 12, 2015 at 2:40 pm Comments are Disabled

A GAME Of Thrones star is on his way to Quarters Nightclub this July. Northern Irish actor, Kristian Nairn who plays Hodor, the simple 6″ 11″ giant who protects Bran Stark in the mega-hit HBO show, is already well-known in DJ circles and is currently on his worldwide ‘Rave Of […]

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Meet The Tralee Chef Feeding The Stars In Los Angeles

Meet The Tralee Chef Feeding The Stars In Los Angeles

June 12, 2015 at 9:53 am Comments are Disabled

A TRALEE chef is enjoying a fantastic career in Los Angeles, which has seen him feed Oscar-winning directors, supermodels, rock gods, rap moguls and NBA stars since he moved Stateside 15 years ago. Gavan Murphy, who grew up in Oakpark, is thriving with his company ‘The Healthy Irishman’ and just this […]

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New Sponsor And Judges For Ladies Day At Listowel Races

New Sponsor And Judges For Ladies Day At Listowel Races

June 12, 2015 at 9:52 am Comments are Disabled

THERE’S a new sponsor and judges this year for Ladies Day at the Listowel Harvest Racing Festival with over €5,000 in prizes on offer. The day is the most stylish in Kerry’s social calendar with upwards of 30,000 people descending on the Island for the event which takes place on […]

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Kade Jameson gives Grissom a hug with Paul Kerins at the Dog Show in the Town Park on Saturday. Photo by Dermot Crean

Five Things To Do At Féile na mBláth This Weekend

June 12, 2015 at 9:50 am Comments are Disabled

THE ‘Féile Na mBláth @ The Park Family Festival’ is all ready to go this weekend. With events running from 9.30am to 6pm each day, open air entertainment and protective marquees on hand in case the weather decides to take a turn (it won’t!), it’s set to be a great weekend. It’s hard […]

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Launching the 'Walk For Autism' in aid of St Ita's and St Joseph's School, were from left: Anne O'Keeffe, Joan O'Keefe and Ellen O'Rahilly. Photo by Gavin O'Connor.

‘Walk 4 Autism’ Event To Raise Funds For School Equipment

June 11, 2015 at 10:57 am Comments are Disabled

FOLLOWING the success of the recent ‘Walk 4 Life Kerry’ (see here for story), people will be dusting off their running/walking shoes again  as a new fundraiser walk is organised for next month. The ‘Walk 4 Autism’ will be a 5km walk/run to take place on July 12 from the John Mitchels GAA […]

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VIDEO: Castleisland Woman Finds Another ‘Twin Stranger’, This Time In Italy

VIDEO: Castleisland Woman Finds Another ‘Twin Stranger’, This Time In Italy

June 10, 2015 at 8:49 pm Comments are Disabled

  REMEMBER the Castleisland student who found her doppelganger as part of a social experiment (see previous story here)? Well she’s gone and found another one! Twenty-year-old Niamh 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 […]

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Thhe Pink Swingers Eoin Landers, DJ Geaney and Michael Sheehan at the launch of swing4cancer at Castlemartyr Resort. The initiative is a unique fundraising event in aid of Breast Cancer Ireland. The guys will race against the clock to play 32 golf holes in 32 golf courses in 32 counties on June 19 and 20 in 40 hours.  Donations can be made via: idonate.ie/swing4cancer. Kindly supported by Kearys, Dwyers & Co. Irish Examiner is media partnerAt the launch of swing4cancer at Castlemartyr Resort today were the three 'Pink Swingers' Michael Sheehan, DJ Geaney and Eoin Landers.  The initiative is a unique fundraising event in aid of Breast Cancer Ireland. The guys will race against the clock to play 32 golf holes in 32 golf courses in 32 counties on June 19 and 20 in 40 hours.  Donations can be made via: idonate.ie/swing4cancer. Kindly supported by Kearys, Dwyers & Co. Irish Examiner is media partner. Picture Dan Linehan

Kerry Golf Enthusiast To Play 32 Counties In 40 Hours For Charity

June 10, 2015 at 12:38 pm Comments are Disabled

A KERRY man is part of a trio playing a hole in each of 32 golf courses, in all 32 counties later this month to raise much needed funds for ‘Breast Cancer Ireland’. DJ Geaney, from Castleisland, who lost his mother to cancer in 2011, will join his two friends Michael Sheehan and […]

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Vincent Browne

Vincent Browne Is Coming To Kerry With ‘The People’s Debate’

June 10, 2015 at 12:21 pm Comments are Disabled

AFTER a false start,  the ‘Vincent Browne People’s Debate’ is on its way to Kerry this month for an event that will no doubt bring its heated moments between the public and local politicians. The event, which was originally scheduled to take place in April and which was later cancelled, […]

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James Last, has passed away in Florida at the age of 86

VIDEO: James Last Has Died, Remember When He Played Tralee?

June 10, 2015 at 12:08 pm Comments are Disabled

THE GERMAN composer and big band leader, James Last, has passed away at the age of 86. James Last, played at The Rose Of Tralee festival in 1984 and was a huge hit with the crowds who came to see him and his band pack out Austin Stack Park. The […]

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Contestants and organisers of The Voice of Tralee 2015 in aid of Recovery Haven. Photo by Gavin O'Connor.

PHOTOS: Meet The Contestants Vying For ‘The Voice Of Tralee’

June 9, 2015 at 12:08 pm Comments are Disabled

THE ten acts who will do battle to please the judges as part of The Voice Of Tralee 2015 met up in the Fels Point Hotel on Monday night. The contestants will be put through the paces over the next couple of weeks working on song and dance routines and there promises […]

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Filmaker, Bertie Brosnan

Tralee Filmmaker Wins Award At Limerick Festival

June 8, 2015 at 3:23 pm Comments are Disabled

  A TRALEE filmmaker won an award at the Limerick Film Festival at the weekend. ‘Sineater’, created by Bertie Brosnan, and filmed in Tralee, picked up the ‘Best Camera’ award at the festival. It’s more good news after the movie was taken by Bertie to the Cannes Film Festival for the second […]

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PHOTOS/VIDEO: Sun Shines On Great Day For Donal Walsh 6km Challenge

PHOTOS/VIDEO: Sun Shines On Great Day For Donal Walsh 6km Challenge

June 8, 2015 at 2:44 pm Comments are Disabled

HUNDREDS of runners and walkers turned out on Sunday in beautiful weather and perfect running conditions, to take part in the annual ‘Donal Walsh Spa 6K Challenge’. There was excitement and anticipation on the faces of the competitors, both young and old, as they geared up for the start of the event, a […]

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PHOTOS: Smiles All Around As Medieval Force Invades Ardfert

PHOTOS: Smiles All Around As Medieval Force Invades Ardfert

June 8, 2015 at 11:31 am Comments are Disabled

ARDFERT village was the scene of a huge medieval and viking invasion on Sunday as hordes of knights, princesses and all sorts of wonderful characters descended on the area to enjoy the trappings of the ‘Medieval Festival’. The festival was celebrating the Feast of St Brendan which saw certain sections […]

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At the launch of the Féile na mBláth, Sean Lyons, Giles Kelliher, Cormac Sertutexa, Joe Hanley and Richard O'Halloran. Photo by Gavin O'Connor.

Looking Forward To A Bark In The Park

June 7, 2015 at 10:30 am Comments are Disabled

  THERE’S almost 101 reasons to head down to the Féile na mBláth festival in the Town Park, but dog lovers may just need one. Sponsored by Kelliher’s Mills in association with Animal Net Kerry, the Féile na mBláth dog show, which is always a hit, is back again this year. […]

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Out To Lunch: Food Fit For A King

Out To Lunch: Food Fit For A King

June 6, 2015 at 2:35 pm Comments are Disabled

  Kingdom Food And Wine Store Oakpark Road THIS week’s column is more of an ‘in for lunch’ than ‘out for lunch’ as I took the food home to my own kitchen. You see the Kingdom Food And Wine Store isn’t a restaurant or cafe, rather a place to stop off to […]

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So What Time Are Duran Duran On Stage In Killarney?

So What Time Are Duran Duran On Stage In Killarney?

June 6, 2015 at 10:36 am Comments are Disabled

  THE stage times have been announced for the ‘Killarney Festival of Music and Food’ at the end of June which promises to be a fantastic weekend. The family-friendly boutique festival will be taking place at the picturesque Killarney House Demesne on the weekend of June 27 and 28. The […]

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VIDEO: Kerry Accent Ranks Sixth Best In The Country In Website Poll

VIDEO: Kerry Accent Ranks Sixth Best In The Country In Website Poll

June 5, 2015 at 3:13 pm Comments are Disabled

  A RECENT poll conducted by website, ‘The Sliced Pan’, to find the best accent in the country, has resulted in a  very respectable finish for the dulcet tones of Kerry as we took home 6th place. Only Donegal, Galway, Cork, Derry and Roscommon finished ahead of us in the poll, conducted by […]

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VIDEO: Kerry’s Michael Fassbender In Epic New Trailer For Macbeth

VIDEO: Kerry’s Michael Fassbender In Epic New Trailer For Macbeth

June 5, 2015 at 12:21 pm Comments are Disabled

THE trailer for Michael Fassbender’s new Shakespearean film ‘Macbeth’ hit the internet yesterday in which the man from Fossa plays the troubled titular character and who is featured heavily in the dark preview. The Academy Award nominated actor will be joined by the award winning producers from the ‘Kings Speech’ […]

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VIDEO: 12 Hours In The Life Of Denny Street…In Just Over A Minute

VIDEO: 12 Hours In The Life Of Denny Street…In Just Over A Minute

June 4, 2015 at 10:43 am Comments are Disabled

  A NEW video has recently been uploaded to YouTube showing the hustle and bustle of life on one of our main streets over a 12-hour period. Denny Street gets the timelapse treatment in the one minute, 13 seconds clip that shows the 12-hours from 6.30am to 6.30pm on Friday May 29, all filmed […]

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23 Roses Chosen At Regionals For Rose Of Tralee Final

23 Roses Chosen At Regionals For Rose Of Tralee Final

June 2, 2015 at 4:12 pm Comments are Disabled

  THE countdown to August has now well and truly started after the 23 finalists for this years ‘Rose Of Tralee Festival’ were announced on Sunday night in Laois. There will be some brand new faces at this year’s festival with Meath and South Carolina set to have their first ever representatives […]

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Tralee Comic Gets Weekly Comedy Short Slot On RTE

Tralee Comic Gets Weekly Comedy Short Slot On RTE

June 1, 2015 at 10:32 am Comments are Disabled

A STAND-UP comedian, born and raised in Ard Na Lí Oakpark, is beginning to make waves on the Irish comedy scene. Ronan Grace along with his writing partner, Trevor Browne, have written and performed several comedy sketches that will feature on RTE’s ‘Comedy Bites’, comedy shorts series on RTE Player. Each […]

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Tralee Women Won A Nice Bit Of Cash On TV At The Weekend

Tralee Women Won A Nice Bit Of Cash On TV At The Weekend

May 31, 2015 at 11:05 am Comments are Disabled

  TRALEE people enjoyed a nice windfall thanks to RTE this weekend as two women scooped €20,000 between them on the station’s flagship chat shows. The final ‘Late Late Show’ of the season saw Ryan Tubridy handing out sums of €10,000 to members of the public who entered their weekly […]

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Newly Refurbished Fast Food Institution To Re-Open

Newly Refurbished Fast Food Institution To Re-Open

May 31, 2015 at 9:28 am Comments are Disabled

THE fast-food institution that is ‘The Burger Shack’ in St Brendan’s Park is scheduled to re-open this Monday with a bigger and better look after a period of renovation. The restaurant has been closed in recent weeks for a complete overhaul of their current premises, while also extending into the building next door, […]

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