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Comedian Jimmy Carr Is Coming Back To Kerry

Comedian Jimmy Carr Is Coming Back To Kerry

October 5, 2017 at 3:34 pm Comments are Disabled

FANS of Jimmy Carr around these parts will be happy with this The prolific joke-teller brings his brand new show ‘The Best Of, Ultimate, Gold, Greatest Hits Tour’ to the INEC Killarney on July 1, 2018.  Tickets go on sale this Friday, October 6 at 9.00am. With an astonishingly vast repertoire […]

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Tralee Man Secures Deal To Distribute His Short Films In US

Tralee Man Secures Deal To Distribute His Short Films In US

October 5, 2017 at 11:37 am Comments are Disabled

A TRALEE filmmaker has secured a deal for two of his short films to be distributed in the US. Bertie Brosnan’s short films: Sineater & Jacob Wrestling With The Angel have been picked up by internationally-owned shorts network Shorts TV in a non-exclusive deal via the US distribution outfit Bidslate. […]

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Sarah Cleary as 'Maria' and Sean McElligott as 'Tony' at the opening night of the Light Opera Society of Tralee's production of West Side Story at Siamsa Tíre on Wednesday night. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Successful Opening Night Of ‘West Side Story’ At Siamsa Tíre

October 5, 2017 at 10:21 am Comments are Disabled

AUDIENCES packed Siamsa Tíre on Wednesday night for the opening of the Light Opera Society of Tralee’s production of  ‘West Side Story’. It’s one of the best-loved musicals ever made and audiences loved the performances by the young cast who have been rehearsing for months. It’s directed by Grainne O’Carroll, […]

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Jigsaw Kerry To Bring Endurance Athlete To Tralee For Talk On Mental Health

Jigsaw Kerry To Bring Endurance Athlete To Tralee For Talk On Mental Health

October 5, 2017 at 10:10 am Comments are Disabled

EXTREME endurance athlete Gavan Hennigan will be delivering a talk, organised by Jigsaw Kerry, entitled “Developing Mental Resilience” in the Rose Hotel in Tralee on this Sunday, October 8. Gavan Hennigan is an Irish Extreme Endurance Athlete who hails from Galway. He has worked worldwide as a deep-sea saturation diver […]

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CBS The Green Prepares For 90th Anniversary Celebration This Friday

CBS The Green Prepares For 90th Anniversary Celebration This Friday

October 4, 2017 at 1:51 pm Comments are Disabled

EVERYONE at CBS The Green is looking forward to welcoming past pupils to join them for their 90th anniversary celebrations at the school this Friday from 1pm. It will be an opportunity to view the school which will have changed enormously for many over the years and will be an opportunity […]

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SPONSORED: Frank’s Classes Are Must For Anyone Interested In Cooking

SPONSORED: Frank’s Classes Are Must For Anyone Interested In Cooking

October 3, 2017 at 4:23 pm Comments are Disabled

WITH the winter evenings not far away, a new cooking course to brighten up Monday nights is on the way in St Brendan’s Pastoral Centre, starting next week. Renowned chef, Frank Moynihan, is running demonstrational cooking classes during the month where people can learn how to make amazing starters and […]

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Treasa Walsh admiring the work at the opening of the  PPAI Exhibition at Tralee Library on Monday night. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Amazing Collection Of Press Photography In Exhibition At Tralee Library

October 3, 2017 at 2:38 pm Comments are Disabled

PHOTOGRAPHY enthusiasts were in attendance in Tralee Library on Monday night for the official opening of the PPAI Photojournalism 2017 Exhibition, which will run until Wednesday, October 18. This really is a must-see for anyone with even a passing interest in photography, news, sport, nature and more as the images on […]

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Sarah and Amy Hartnett at the Blennerville Threshing Festival. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Great Family Day Out At Blennerville Windmill For Threshing Festival

October 2, 2017 at 3:27 pm Comments are Disabled

THE annual Blennerville Windmill Threshing Festival took place on Sunday and the weather stayed dry for a great family day out. Running since 1989 — the festival was started  by Paddy O’Shea, Billy Mason, Michael Curran and Timmy Kerins — the day saw a parade of old tractors through the […]

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Lorraine Walsh, Karen Joy, Majella O'Sullivan, Lisa Priestly and Aisling O'Dwyer who took part in the Bon Secours Lip Sync For Sudan at the Brandon Hotel on Saturday night. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: More From The Bon Secours ‘Sync It For Sudan’ (Part 2)

October 1, 2017 at 1:55 pm 1 comment

THE staff of the Bon Secours can take a bow after last night’s fun at the ‘Sync  It For Sudan’ event in the Brandon Hotel. As we told you earlier (click here for previous coverage),‘The Girl Behind The Fringe’ Karen Joy and Aisling O’Dwyer  won the judges vote in the […]

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'The Scrubbers' who took part in the Bon Secours Lip Sync For Sudan at the Brandon Hotel on Saturday night. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Hundreds In Sync With Fun From Bons Staff At The Brandon (Part 1)

October 1, 2017 at 12:16 pm Comments are Disabled

THERE was some craic last night in the Brandon as almost 800 people packed the conference centre for the Bon Secours Hospital’s ‘Sync It For Sudan’ fundraiser. Dolly Parton, Rhianna, Jeward, Michael Jackson, Bucks Fizz and more were imitated on the stage to the laughter and cheering of those present. […]

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PHOTOS: #Tralee On Social Media This Week

PHOTOS: #Tralee On Social Media This Week

October 1, 2017 at 10:25 am 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)… Lovely pic by James just out the road in Camp… […]

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Search For Seisiún Kings Of Kerry Comes To The Brogue Next Month

Search For Seisiún Kings Of Kerry Comes To The Brogue Next Month

October 1, 2017 at 10:25 am Comments are Disabled

FANCY a seisiún? Well if you like participating in one, or just watching, then Kirbys Brogue Inn is the place to be on October 20. Radio Kerry’s Brendan Fuller is going on the road in search of Kerry’s best séisiún performers who will be awarded the title of the Radio […]

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NO REPRO FEE 21/09/2017 Sightsavers Junior Painter Awards 2018. Laureate na nÓg and children’s book illustrator PJ Lynch pictured with Pippa Smullen (age 4, Naas, Kildare), Sally White (age 10, Rathfarnham, Dublin) and Finn McLoughlin, (age 11, Castleknock, Dublin) at the launch of Sightsavers Junior Painter Awards 2018. The competition is open to primary school students of all ages and this year’s theme, ‘Put Us In The Picture’, is expected to inspire thousands of thoughtful and imaginative entries. Photograph: Sasko Lazarov / Photocall Ireland

Artistic Youngsters Wanted To Enter Junior Painter Awards

October 1, 2017 at 10:23 am Comments are Disabled

THE Sightsavers Junior Painter Awards 2018 has just been launched and the organisers are looking for artistic young people from Kerry to take part. Last year schools from Kerry submitted hundreds of paintings with Mia Hunt from SN Naomh Eirc placing in the top 15 finalists for her painting ‘Open […]

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Teachers and pupils square up for the basketball game at the school  on Friday. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Action-Packed Celebration Of Flags And Fitness At Spa NS

September 30, 2017 at 2:13 pm Comments are Disabled

SPA N.S. was certainly the place to be last Friday as the students hosted an action packed celebration of flags, food and fitness. In the morning the student council organised a special whole school assembly to celebrate the Spa National School’s success in retaining their status as a top Healthy […]

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Bank Of Ireland’s ‘Brexit Roadshow’ Is Coming To Tralee

Bank Of Ireland’s ‘Brexit Roadshow’ Is Coming To Tralee

September 30, 2017 at 10:36 am Comments are Disabled

TWO Bank of Ireland ‘Prepare for Brexit Roadshow’ events are coming to Kerry to help support businesses to become informed and prepared for Brexit. They take place on Wednesday, October 25 in Dromhall Hotel, Killarney from 8.15am and in Meadowlands Hotel, Tralee from 1pm that same day. Bank of Ireland has […]

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McCann At The Movies: ‘Maze’ Is A Solid If Underwhelming Political Drama

McCann At The Movies: ‘Maze’ Is A Solid If Underwhelming Political Drama

September 30, 2017 at 10:33 am Comments are Disabled

Our movie guy, John McCann, says ‘Maze’ has more of a ‘TV movie’ feel than anything else… A seasoned campaigner on the film festival trail, this week saw the general release of Stephen Burke’s Maze starring Tom Vaughan Lawlor and Barry Ward. Inspired by the true events of the 1983 […]

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Contestants in the 'Lip Sing' Contest Jimmy Adams, Bridie Courtney, Amy Crean and Michael Hurley. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Meet The Contestants For Enable Ireland Kerry’s ‘Lip Sing’ Event

September 29, 2017 at 3:55 pm Comments are Disabled

AFTER the huge success of last year’s event, the Enable Ireland Kerry ‘Lip Sing’ returns this year with some very eager contestants who can’t wait to hit the stage! They will be holding the event on Saturday,  October 14 at Ballyroe Heights Hotel. Twelve acts will battle it out to […]

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CBS The Green pupils with teachers Helen Kelliher and Caroline Dillane, Lee Strand's Teresa Higgins Walker and Foley's SPAR's Kieran Ahern, looking forward to Sunday's fun run.

CBS The Green On Its Marks For Fun Run This Weekend

September 29, 2017 at 9:15 am Comments are Disabled

CBS The Green is set to host its third annual 5k/3K timed fun run this Sunday and they are still inviting people to take part. The secondary school is busy preparing for the run which takes place on at 1pm on October 1. Both routes are fast and flat and […]

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Five Things To Do Around Tralee This Weekend

Five Things To Do Around Tralee This Weekend

September 29, 2017 at 9:13 am Comments are Disabled

The weekend is here and there’s sport, lip synching, fun running and threshing to look forward to. Here’s a few suggestions of what to get up to… Saturday 1. Get your book signed… Francis Brennan will be signing copies of his new book in O’Mahony’s Books on Castle Street on […]

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PHOTOS: Bons Staff All Set To ‘Sync It For Sudan’ On Saturday Night

PHOTOS: Bons Staff All Set To ‘Sync It For Sudan’ On Saturday Night

September 28, 2017 at 1:22 pm Comments are Disabled

ANTICIPATION is already building for what should be a fantastic night of entertainment in the Brandon Hotel this Saturday night at 8pm. Lip Sync For Sudan will see 10 acts made up of staff from the Bon Secours in Tralee take to the stage performing songs as Michael Jackson, Jedward, […]

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Paco To Host Fundraising Fashion And Coffee Morning

Paco To Host Fundraising Fashion And Coffee Morning

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

A TRALEE fashion outlet will hold another one of their great coffee/fashion mornings agains this Friday for a great cause. Eileen Whelan of  Paco on The Mall has organised the event to raise funds of MS Tralee and North Kerry Branch. From 11am to 1pm, there’ll be teas, coffees and scones […]

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An Invitation To Join The Free Radicals At Siamsa Tíre

An Invitation To Join The Free Radicals At Siamsa Tíre

September 28, 2017 at 10:26 am 1 comment

SIAMSA Tire is inviting young people aged 15 – 20 to explore the world of drama as it announced the launch of its ninth season of the Free Radicals Youth Theatre (FRYT). The first Taster Session will take place on Saturday, September 30 from 4pm-7pm at Siamsa Tíre. Open to […]

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Launching the fundraising fashion show at ADAPT at Matt Talbot Road were, from left; Manager of the shop Helena Slattery, Angela Mitchell, Sharon Brosnan, Caitlin Lyons, Bridget O'Sullivan, Mary O'Sullivan, Breda Moriarty and Brenda Diggins. Photo by Dermot Crean

Top Designer Fashions At ADAPT Shop’s Fundraising Show

September 27, 2017 at 10:41 am Comments are Disabled

THE ADAPT shop on Matt Talbot Road will be transformed into a fashion show venue next month for their second special fundraising fashion show. Last November they held their first show in aid of the organisation and it was a massive success. Now, Helena Slattery – manager of the shop which raises funds for […]

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Best Of Ireland’s Press Photography To Be Exhibited In Tralee Library

September 26, 2017 at 12:11 pm Comments are Disabled

TRALEE Library will host this year’s Press Photographers Association of Ireland [PPAI] Photojournalism Exhibition from Monday, October 2 to Wednesday, October 18. A selection of Ireland’s best examples of press photography from Ireland and overseas will go on display at the library. Kerry photographers are well represented among the prize winning photographs on […]

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Elaine Kinsella of Radio Kerry was the Mystery Guest Chef at the fundraising evening in and of the Donal Walsh LiveLife Foundation at Croí Restaurant on Friday night She is pictured here with the restaurant owners Noel Keane, Kevin O'Connor and Paul Cotter. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Thousands Raised For LiveLife Foundation At ‘The Restaurant’ Night

September 26, 2017 at 10:07 am Comments are Disabled

A MYSTERY chef, helped by the experts at Croí Restaurant, provided a great night for diners on Friday as part of a fundraiser for the Donal Walsh Livelife Foundation. It was in the style of ‘The Restaurant’ TV show and Radio Kerry’s ‘Kerry’s Full Breakfast’ presenter, Elaine Kinsella, was the […]

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Tralee Credit Union honour their youth at Annual Prize Giving NightOver 150 people attended Tralee Credit Union’s Prize Giving Night dedicated to their Youth on Thursday night in Manor West Hotel, Tralee. Presentations were made to students from primary, secondary and third level for Tralee Credit Union’s Annual Art Competition, their Education and Dan Kellegher Memorial Awards and Schools Credit Union in Mercy Mounthawk Secondary School, Tralee,  Presentation Secondary School Castleisland and St. Patrick’s Secondary School Castleisland. Speaking to Fintan Ryan, CEO, Tralee Credit Union “Prizegiving Night is a great night for our winners and their families and is testimony of the commitment students, parents, teachers and schools give to the support of our youth activities. This year we received over 500 entries to the Credit Union Art Competition so it was an opportunity to display and showcase the work of our talented art competition winners. We were very proud to have the Tom Markham Cup and the Minor All-Ireland Champions Tomás O’ Connor and Michael Reidy, both from Ballymacelligott and Diarmuid O’ Connor from Na Gael on hand to present the prizes . All 1st prize winners will now go on to represent Tralee Credit Union at Chapter 23 (regional level) of the competition.  Having received a great response to our education awards, a total of €10,500 were awarded to this year’s winners and Margaret Kellegher, daughter of the late Dan Kellegher presented cheques to our two Dan Kellegher Memorial Award Winners. A special acknowledgement was also made on the night to last year’s Transition Years in Mercy Mounthawk Secondary School. Presentation Secondary School Castleisland and St. Patrick’s Secondary School, Castleisland for their commitment in running their own school’s credit unions.”Tralee Credit Union can confidently say that the ‘future is in safe hands’ judging by the level of interest our younger members have in the Credit Union movement via our Ellie Savings Club, Transition Year School Credit Unions, Art Competition and Credit Union Quiz.EndsFor further information please contact Siobhan Donnelly Marketing and Development Executive Tralee Credit Union on   066 712 2373 (ext 206) or email siobhan.donnelly@traleecu.ie 
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Tralee Credit Union Welcomes Entries For Art Competition

September 26, 2017 at 10:07 am Comments are Disabled

CALLING all budding local artists, you are invited to submit entries for this year’s Credit Union National Art Competition. The theme for this year’s competition is “Set your imagination Free..” which is sure to allow the imagination run wild. Now in its 34th year, the competition attracts up to 30,000 entries […]

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Amy and Marie McKenna at the opening event of the Tralee Food Festival at Tralee Bay Wetlands on Friday evening. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Seafood Delights And Taste Trail Treats At The Food Festival

September 25, 2017 at 12:20 pm Comments are Disabled

OK, so Saturday was a total washout with persistent rain spoiling the planned cookery demonstrations in the Square for the Tralee Food Festival. However, there was a good crowd on Friday evening at the opening Seafood Tasting event out in Tralee Bay Wetlands, with Spa Seafoods dishing up some tasty […]

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PHOTOS: #Tralee On Social Media This Week

PHOTOS: #Tralee On Social Media This Week

September 24, 2017 at 11:52 am 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)… The Kenyan ambassador to Ireland was in town on Friday… […]

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Most of the participants in the second John Mitchels GAA Strictly Come Dancing event with Chairman of the Club Denis Mannix and MC Brian Hurley. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Meet The John Mitchels GAA ‘Strictly Come Dancing’ Contestants

September 23, 2017 at 11:07 am Comments are Disabled

IT’S back! After the stunning success of last year’s event in Ballygarry House Hotel, eleven couples will return to the same dancefloor to thrill audiences at the John Mitchels GAA Club ‘Strictly Come Dancing’ 2017. The couples have been carefully selected and are currently in training for this momentous event […]

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Rosanna and Michael McGrath at Culture Night activities for young artists at Siamsa Tire on Friday. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Tralee Comes Alive For Culture Night

September 23, 2017 at 10:59 am Comments are Disabled

THE weather behaved and spirits were high across Kerry on Friday when public venues, communities and arts spaces offered up a great selection of free events late into the night. Thousands came out across the county with key events in Tralee, Killarney, Listowel, Dingle, Castleisland, Ballinskelligs, Kenmare, Waterville, Killorglin, Scartaglin, […]

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