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Edward and Marie O'Connor and Caroline and Paul O'Sullivan at the Woodies Fundraising Quiz at O'Donnell's on Wednesday night. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Woodies Tralee Holds Table Quiz As Part Of Charity Campaign

August 9, 2018 at 12:58 pm Comments are Disabled

STAFF of Woodies Tralee and quiz fans gathered at O’Donnells in Mounthawk last night for a fundraising table quiz as their month-long fundraising campaign continues. The local branch has set a target of €4,500 for their four Charity Partners in the Woodie’s Heroes 2018 fundraising campaign — Make-A-Wish, Temple Street, Jack & Jill and Down […]

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Looking forward to welcoming the Roses to bars and hotels were, front from left; Conor O'Donnell of Baily's Corner, Rose of Tralee International Festival Chief Executive Anthony O'Gara, John O'Sullivan of The Munster Bar with seated Aoife Hickey and Ruth O'Sullivan of The Ashe Hotel/Manor West Hotel. Back from left; Mark O'Sullivan of An Crearnóg (with daughter Alanna), Pat McCarthy of Paddy Macs, Seamus O'Connor of The Meadowlands, Aileen Assad of No.4 On The Square and Barry Duggan of The Blasket. Photo by Dermot Crean

ROSE COUNTDOWN: Bars And Hotels Look Forward To Welcoming ‘Twin’ Roses

August 9, 2018 at 11:19 am Comments are Disabled

TWENTY of Tralee’s bars and hotels will play a key role once again the Rose of Tralee International Festival when they host the families and friends of the 57 Roses who will be taking part in this year’s event. In return for being “twinned” with the Roses, each of the […]

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Shauna O'Brien with 'Aero' in the Town Park.

Bubbly ‘Aero’ Is Kerry’s ‘Nose Of Tralee’ Contestant

August 9, 2018 at 10:18 am Comments are Disabled

A TRALEE dog is in the running for the annual ‘Nose Of Tralee’ title but he needs your votes. The competition is run by Pet Sitters Ireland to find the country’s cutest pet and ‘Aero’ got through the judging process to represent Kerry in the 32 county contest. ‘Aero’ is […]

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Katherina Foran and Katie Parnell who are organising a fun day for kids on Sunday.

A ‘Kiddies Day Out’ For A Great Cause This Sunday

August 8, 2018 at 3:18 pm Comments are Disabled

TWO Tralee women are organising a great family event this Sunday in aid of Baile Mhuire Day Care Centre. Katie Parnell and Katherina Foran are two of 12 local people taking part in a skydive for the Balloonagh facility on September 1, but in the meantime they hope people turn […]

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Bands always bring a great atmosphere to the Roses parade. File Photo

ROSE COUNTDOWN: 13 Marching Bands To Bring The Noise During Festival

August 8, 2018 at 1:01 pm Comments are Disabled

UPLIFTING, inspirational, nostalgic and entertaining are just some of the adjectives to describe the 13 marching bands comprising 600 people that will perform at the 2018 Rose of Tralee International Festival. Nine bands will take part in the Parade of Roses on Saturday 18th August, two of which will be […]

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Pauline and Doireann Barrett at the Connect Kerry Cocktails and Canapes night at The Meadowlands Hotel on Friday night. Photo by Dermot Crean

Barrett Family To Host Fun Barbecue Fundraiser At Benner’s

August 7, 2018 at 2:14 pm Comments are Disabled

BENNER’S Hotel Courtyard will be buzzing this Sunday for a great fundraising barbecue with cocktails and super raffle prizes. It’s in aid of Mellon Educate and three generations of the one family in Tralee will be heading to South Africa this winter to volunteer with the organisation. Pauline Barrett, her […]

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Chris, Irene, Laura and Christy Lynch who are skydiving in aid of Baile Mhuire Day Care Centre next month. Photo by Dermot Crean

Lynch Family To Jump Out Of A Plane For Baile Mhuire

August 7, 2018 at 10:39 am Comments are Disabled

A TRALEE family will take to the skies next month — only to quickly fall from it — as they raise funds for a great local facility. Christy Lynch of Christy’s Homebakery in Tralee Shopping Centre will be joined by his daughters Laura and Irene and son Chris in taking […]

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Contestants Rachel Quirke, Chantelle O'Sullivan, Sinead Kennedy and Sarah O'Connell. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Meet The Contestants For The Austin Stacks ‘Strictly Come Dancing’

August 7, 2018 at 9:49 am Comments are Disabled

IT’S back! It started back in 2011 and now the eighth Austin Stacks GAA ‘Strictly Come Dancing’ is set to be the biggest yet with 14 couple taking to the dance floor. The Festival Dome is the venue again on Saturday, August 25, and the contestants are drawn from all […]

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PHOTOS: #Tralee On Social Media This Week

PHOTOS: #Tralee On Social Media This Week

August 5, 2018 at 2:59 pm Comments are Disabled

Every week we compile the best of photos posted on Twitter and Instagram of Tralee and beyond. 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… Some rugby silverware was on The Mall yesterday… Was great […]

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David Griffin with Alan Kennedy signing a Liverpool shirt for Nick Lacey with Timmy O'Dowd at the Robert O'Dowd Memorial  5k/10k Run/Walk from the Aquadome on Friday evening. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Incredible Turnout For Walk/Run To Remember Robert O’Dowd

August 4, 2018 at 2:27 pm Comments are Disabled

THE sun shone down on the walkers and runners at an event to remember a much-loved John Mitchels stalwart on Friday evening. The Robert O’Dowd Memorial Walk/Run drew a crowd of 650 people, the most for an event of its type for quite some time in Tralee, as they took […]

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McCann At The Movies: You Should Definitely Accept ‘Mission Impossible: Fallout’

August 4, 2018 at 11:48 am Comments are Disabled

John McCann says there are thrills aplenty in the ‘Mission Impossible’ series that just keeps giving… The pulling power of Tom Cruise has been somewhat dented in recent times with box office outings such as The Mummy and American Made failing to live up to the heightened figures generated by […]

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Launching the Robert O'Dowd Memorial 5k/10k Walk/Run at the Palliative Care Unit on Monday night were, front from left; Eoin Kelliher with daughter Olivia, and Joe Hennebery. Back from left; Andrea O'Donoghue, Ger Dennehy, Martin Dennehy, Matt Moloney, Eamonn Fitzmaurice, Mary Shanahan, Ciara O'Dowd, Maura Sullivan, Diarmuid Cunnane and Dave Leahy. Photo by Dermot Crean

Five Things To Do In Tralee And Beyond This Weekend

August 3, 2018 at 10:41 am Comments are Disabled

Fine weather is on the way, it’s a long weekend, Kerry are playing, a Liverpool FC legend is in town…what more do you want?… Friday 1. Walking with legends… A much-loved local man and sports fanatic will be remembered tonight at the Robert O’Dowd Memorial 10k Run/5k Walk . Three-time European […]

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Sean Taaffe And Rose Festival Partner Up Again

Sean Taaffe And Rose Festival Partner Up Again

August 3, 2018 at 10:23 am Comments are Disabled

  AWARD-WINNING Sean Taaffe Hair & Beauty has been confirmed as official hair partner to Rose of Tralee International Festival for third successive year. Sean Taaffe will style the 57 Roses hair and make-up for their appearances on TV in the Dome and for the social event of the year […]

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Book Signing At Horan’s Health Store In Tralee

Book Signing At Horan’s Health Store In Tralee

August 2, 2018 at 2:34 pm Comments are Disabled

A MAN who has written of his experience with Lewy Body Dementia will be signing copies of his book at Horan’s Healthstore in The Square on Friday from 2pm to 4pm. He will also be at their store in Listowel from 11am until 1pm that day/ Limerick native, Kevin Quaid, author of […]

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Members of Kerry Model Railway Club looking forward to the festival this weekend. At back; Denis Murphy, Harry Kelliher and Donal Coppinger. In front; Chris Dyer, Billy Nolan, Leon Kelliher, Liam Freeman, Billy Horgan, Edwin De Groot and Brendan O'Brien. Photo by Dermot Crean

Great Fun For All Ages At Kerry Model Railway Festival This Weekend

August 1, 2018 at 11:10 am Comments are Disabled

THERE’S an event on this weekend which is a must for anyone interested in trains — big or small! The Kerry Model Railway Club’s annual festival has gone from strength to strength over the past few years, in fact, last year over 1,000 people visited the exhibition during the festival […]

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– The 2018 Rose of Tralee Street Entertainment alone will cost €355,000 to present a line-up of family-friendly, FREE and affordable fun from 17 to 21 August. A significant increase in financial support is required and Festival organisers are asking local businesses to make a contribution, with every Euro received set to be invested directly into staging so many events on Tralee’s streets. Some of this year’s Roses visited Tralee to help promote the 2018 Rose of Tralee International Festival.”
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Call For Businesses To Give Financial Support For Festival’s Street Entertainment

August 1, 2018 at 11:09 am Comments are Disabled

EXCITEMENT is already building ahead of the start of the Rose of Tralee International Festival and an appeal has gone out to local businesses and professionals to give financial support to fund the free street entertainment laid on during the week. The street entertainment alone will cost €355,000 this year […]

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Eileen Whelan of Paco Tralee.

Fashion And Fun At Paco Event For Rehabcare Blennerville

August 1, 2018 at 11:09 am Comments are Disabled

HOT on the (high) heels of last month’s charity fashion and coffee morning for Recovery Haven at Paco on The Mall in Tralee, another great local service will benefit from an event this Friday. Eileen Whelan is welcoming people to a fashion show in aid of Rehabcare Blennerville starting from […]

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Fun Event In Fenit This Weekend To Promote Positivity

Fun Event In Fenit This Weekend To Promote Positivity

July 30, 2018 at 3:05 pm Comments are Disabled

TWO Tralee people are holding an event in Fenit on Saturday to promote positivity. Colin Poshey Aherne and Nanette Moore are hosting “Happy Stones” at 2pm in Fenit after the  Tri Kingdom Come triathlon. They will have a table and stones and paints for kids and adults to paint their […]

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PHOTOS: #Tralee On Social Media This Week

PHOTOS: #Tralee On Social Media This Week

July 29, 2018 at 12:50 pm Comments are Disabled

Every week we compile the best of photos posted on Twitter and Instagram of Tralee and beyond. 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… St John’s Ashe Street looks like a great place for […]

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McCann At The Movies: Pixar Delivers Again With ‘The Incredibles 2’

July 28, 2018 at 11:44 am Comments are Disabled

John McCann says there’s plenty of family fun as Pixar delivers with style and substance yet again with sequel… After a disappointing run of no more than average movies lately, Incredibles 2 truly could not have come at a better time. In the company of the whole family (including two […]

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The crowd welcoming the Tour de Munster to Manor West last year.

Fun Day Planned To Welcome Tour De Munster To Manor West

July 27, 2018 at 12:18 pm Comments are Disabled

MANOR West Shopping Centre and Retail Park will welcome over 100 cyclists from the 18th Annual ‘Tour de Munster’ charity cycle to Tralee on Friday, August 10 from 2pm-6pm. The four day cycle takes place from Thursday 9th to Sunday 12th August and will see cycling legend Sean Kelly and […]

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Barry John Keane talks to kids at Kerins O'Rahillys GAA Club summer camp. Photo by Dermot Crean

Family Fun Day At Kerins O’Rahillys

July 27, 2018 at 9:46 am Comments are Disabled

THE Kerins O’Rahilly’s GAA Club will be hosting their annual Family Fun Day at the Strand Road venue this Sunday. It’s a great way to bring the local community together, whether you’re a member of the club or not. There’s going to be loads of activities for all ages including face […]

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Two Free Events For Children At Tralee Library

Two Free Events For Children At Tralee Library

July 25, 2018 at 2:35 pm Comments are Disabled

IF you’re looking to something to do with the kids this weekend and into next week, then Tralee Library could be the place to go. They are hosting two free events for children this  Saturday morning and the following Wednesday. First up is ‘Girls Are Amazing— Stories Of Fearless Princesses And […]

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Launching the Celebration Of Light at Tralee Wetlands on Wednesday morning were Philomena Stack, Maureen O'Brien, Marisa Reidy and Dermot Crowley of Recovery Haven, Anthony O'Gara of Rose Of Tralee International Festival, Joanie McAuliffe of Tralee Bay Wetlands and Linda Lynch of Kerry Choral Union. Photo by Dermot Crean

Recovery Haven Extends Invitation To ‘Celebration Of Light’

July 25, 2018 at 1:06 pm Comments are Disabled

CANCER support charity, Recovery Haven Kerry, is extending a warm invitation to the people of Kerry to join them at Tralee Bay Wetlands on Wednesday, August 15 for the seventh annual Celebration of Light. Run in conjunction with the Rose of Tralee Festival and Kerry Choral Union, this poignant candle-lighting […]

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Here’s The Kerry Lads Who Will Be Rose Escorts

Here’s The Kerry Lads Who Will Be Rose Escorts

July 25, 2018 at 11:31 am Comments are Disabled

THERE’S only just over three weeks until the start of the Rose of Tralee International Festival and four Kerry men are looking forward to it more than most. Among the over 60 Rose Escorts are four local lads who will cater for their Rose’s every whim. Returning this year is Thomas […]

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The Ollam.

Trad, Funk And Jazz Musicians Combine For Concert In Tralee

July 24, 2018 at 4:27 pm Comments are Disabled

WHAT happens when you fuse a traditional Irish musician from Belfast with American funk and jazz musicians? You get The Olllam and a sound the band themselves describe as “neo-acoustic Celtic post-rock”. Kerry music fans will be able to hear what that sounds like this Friday, July 27, as The […]

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REPRO FREE – FOR one night only, festive folk in Tralee – locals and visitors alike – will embrace their inner-German and experience a ‘wunderbar’ evening at Oktoberfest on Saturday 18th August in the Dome during the Rose of Tralee International Festival. Two of this year’s Rose Escorts David O'Connor and Brendan O'Dea  swapped their tuxedos for lederhosen outfits to launch the exciting new event along with stunning Tralee model, Niamh Enright. Tickets to Oktoberfest in the Dome are available from www.oktoberfestbeag.ie and from www.roseoftralee.ie.
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Get Your Lederhosens Ready For Tralee’s ‘Oktoberfest’

July 23, 2018 at 3:57 pm Comments are Disabled

‘OKTOBERFEST’ is coming to the Rose Of Tralee Festival Dome with Oompah Brass Bands, biers, bratwursts and banter on Saturday, August 18 from 7.30pm to 2am. It will bring the best of German traditions and culture to the Festival and the organisers are hoping people dress up in Oktoberfest outfits and […]

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Looking forward to the Robert O'Dowd Memorial Walk were, front from left; Mary O'Dowd, Fiona O'Dowd, Sandra O'Dowd, Ciara O'Dowd, Mary O'Shea and Mary Shanahan. Back from left; Aileen Foley, Jordan O'Shea, Jean Connors, Joe Hennebery, Trevor O'Shea, Tommy O'Dowd, Timmy O'Dowd, Andrea O'Donoghue and Bláthnaid Buckley. Photo by Dermot Crean

Liverpool FC Legend To Walk In Memory Of Late John Mitchels Stalwart

July 22, 2018 at 1:20 pm Comments are Disabled

A LIVERPOOL FC legend won’t be walking alone when he joins friends and family of the late Robert O’Dowd at a special event during the August Bank Holiday weekend Alan Kennedy, who scored the goal to win the 1981 European Cup final for Liverpool against Real Madrid, will fly over […]

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PHOTOS: #Tralee On Social Media This Week

PHOTOS: #Tralee On Social Media This Week

July 22, 2018 at 12:35 pm Comments are Disabled

Every week we compile the best of photos posted on Twitter and Instagram of Tralee and beyond. 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… Some unusual clouds indeed… Unusual but gorgeous looking clouds over […]

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Sicario: Day Of The Soldado.

McCann At The Movies: ‘Sicario’ Sequel Let Down By Weak Final Act

July 21, 2018 at 8:57 am Comments are Disabled

John McCann says ‘Sicario: Day of the Soldado’ was looking good until a farcical final act…  As one of my favourite films of 2015, ‘Sicario’ was a feature that simply had it all, a dark, yet tense plot, explosive action scenes, a formidable cast and most importantly a brilliant director […]

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