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Out To Lunch: Sunshine Out In Spillane’s Of Maharees

Out To Lunch: Sunshine Out In Spillane’s Of Maharees

April 15, 2017 at 10:17 am Comments are Disabled

Spillane’s Bar Maharees SOMETIMES we forget how lucky we are here in Kerry. But a timely reminder comes every time the sun comes out. We don’t have to go far in Tralee with the gorgeous skyline by the canal or the beautiful town park. But recently on a stunning Saturday, […]

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Fabrik Hosts Top Irish DJ On Easter Sunday

Fabrik Hosts Top Irish DJ On Easter Sunday

April 14, 2017 at 3:41 pm Comments are Disabled

TOP Irish DJ Welshy is playing Fabrik Nightclub in Tralee on Easter Sunday night. Welshy is one of Ireland’s fastest growing DJ’s with some groundbreaking remixes. The young producer from Kilkenny has garnered over 20 million hits on his remixes. From humble beginnings playing to 10 people in his local bar to […]

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Andrew Morrissey, Liam Quinlan, Paula Moloney, Paul Stack, Sinead McMenamin, Kate O'Mara, Cathleen Griffin at the Kerry Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service in Tralee on Friday. Photo by Lisa O'Mahony.

Well-Deserved Free Lunch For Mental Health Services Staff

April 14, 2017 at 3:22 pm Comments are Disabled

THE staff at Kerry Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services had a treat on Friday when they received a free fish and chips lunch. Every Good Friday, Quinlan’s Fish runs a competition in association with Radio Kerry to give a fish and chips lunch to a workplace. They receive a number of […]

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Nora Gibbons, Michelle Fitzgibbon, Lisa Kelly and Julian Moruzzi at the Tralee branch of the  Irish Wheelchair Association's table quiz at The Greyhound Bar. Photo by Lisa O'Mahony

PHOTOS: Great Turnout For Irish Wheelchair Association Table Quiz

April 14, 2017 at 12:54 pm Comments are Disabled

QUIZ buffs gathered in The Greyhound Bar on Thursday night for the the Tralee branch of the Irish Wheelchair Association table quiz fundraiser. Well known entertainer Mark Leen, the Emerald Elvis, was MC for the night and was in his element for the two music rounds of the quiz. Spot prizes […]

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Participants at the Tir Na nOg Fun Run in the Town Park on Saturday afternoon. Photo by Dermot Crean

Six Things To Do This Weekend

April 14, 2017 at 10:29 am Comments are Disabled

It’s the Easter weekend and there’s shedloads to do over the next couple of days. Here’s just a few suggestions… Saturday 1. Tír na nÓg fun… The Tír na nÓg children’s Easter festival is on this weekend and there’s some great events for the kids. From 1pm to 3pm there’s […]

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Mairead Fernane, Kerry Hospice Foundation, Kieran Donaghy, Ted Moynihan, Chairman of Kerry Hospice Foundation and Kerry Person of the Year, Mary Shanahan, Kerry Hospice Foundation, Michael Ó'Súilleabháin, Andrea O'Donoghue, PRO of the Kerry Hospice Foundation at the Launch of the Good Friday Walk. Photo by Lisa O'Mahony.

The Good Friday Walk For Kerry Hospice Is Almost Here

April 13, 2017 at 5:54 pm Comments are Disabled

DON’T forget the Kerry Hospice Good Friday Walk will set off from The Grand Hotel tomorrow morning at 10am. It is the 20th Good Friday Walk organised by Kerry Hospice which started in 1998 and was the brainchild of Chairman of the Kerry Hospice, Ted Moynihan. The route will take participants out by Lohercannon to Blennerville, across by […]

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IT Tralee To Host Major ‘Food For Thought’ Event

IT Tralee To Host Major ‘Food For Thought’ Event

April 13, 2017 at 1:29 pm Comments are Disabled

A FARMERS market, cooking demonstrations, workshops, panel discussions and much more will take place at the IT Tralee later this month at a special culinary event. The ‘Food For Thought’ showcase is a must for anyone interested in food and the culinary arts and takes place on Wednesday, April 26. […]

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Top Line up for Women in Media event.

Top Line-up For Women In Media Event This Month

April 13, 2017 at 1:27 pm Comments are Disabled

WOMEN in Media, the annual celebration of the most influential women working in the public eye, is set to take place again at Kilcooly’s Country House Hotel, Ballybunion, from April 21 to 23. Women in Media is in its fifth year and aims to provide a forum for women to […]

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Two Easter Rising Commemorations In Tralee This Sunday

Two Easter Rising Commemorations In Tralee This Sunday

April 13, 2017 at 11:31 am 1 comment

THE Council and Sinn Féin will, as always, hold separate Easter Rising Commemoration events in Tralee on Easter Sunday. The Kerry County Council event will begin at 11am with the  formal raising of the National Flag at Páirc An Phiarsaigh, Denny Street, by Mayor Terry O’Brien and a reading of the […]

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Free Radicals Group To Perform ‘All Things’ At Siamsa Tíre

Free Radicals Group To Perform ‘All Things’ At Siamsa Tíre

April 13, 2017 at 11:21 am Comments are Disabled

A YOUTH theatre group will tread the boards with their end of year production next week in Siamsa Tíre. On Easter Monday, April 17 at 8pm, Free Radicals will present ‘All Things’ by Neil Flynn. Free Radicals Youth Theatre is Siamsa Tire’s official youth theatre and is for young people […]

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‘The Voice UK’ Open Mic Nights Are Coming To Tralee…Seriously!

‘The Voice UK’ Open Mic Nights Are Coming To Tralee…Seriously!

April 12, 2017 at 3:36 pm 2 comments

WANT to be the next superstar on The Voice UK? Well the show is looking for contestants from all over Ireland and Britain to take part and they are sending a team to Tralee next month. The show is a big hit in the UK with judges Tom Jones, Will […]

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A Very Good Friday For ‘Seafoodies’ At Ballygarry

A Very Good Friday For ‘Seafoodies’ At Ballygarry

April 12, 2017 at 1:12 pm Comments are Disabled

GOOD Friday is unofficially national fish day and to mark this, the people at Ballygarry House Hotel are planning a special evening. Their famous Seafood Speciality night returns and will be held in the sumptuous surroundings of the newly opened Restaurant 58 and is a must for foodies — or ‘seafoodies’ in […]

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Castleisland U 18 Soccer team winners of the Kerry District League in 78/79. front left Tomy O'Connor, John Loadan, John Loughlin, Capt. Willie Don O'Connor, Rory Kilgannon, Stephen Reidy, and Connie Murphy, back left Canon Dan Herlihy PP.  Philip O'Connor, Jack O'Rourke, Con Hartnett, Philip Horan, Pat Tangney, Gerard Murphy, Denny Lyons, Domo Lyne, and Coach George Callaghan.

PHOTOS: Another Trip Down Memory Lane ‘Through The Lens’

April 12, 2017 at 11:32 am Comments are Disabled

Well-known photographer John Cleary’s book, ‘Through The Lens’, is a treasure trove of memories for the people of Tralee and Kerry. Here’s just a few images from the book – which covers events from the 1970s and 80s – where you might see some familiar faces… We’ll have more great […]

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PHOTOS: Beauty And The Beast Wows Audiences At Siamsa

PHOTOS: Beauty And The Beast Wows Audiences At Siamsa

April 12, 2017 at 11:12 am Comments are Disabled

THERE was a big crowd in Siamsa Tíre last night for Bryan Carr School of performing Arts production of Beauty and the Beast. With a cast of over a hundred, aged from 5 years to 18 years, this Menken, Ashman and Rice Musical was produced and directed by Bryan Carr and ran […]

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The Tankard.

Get Your Runners At The Ready For Spa/Fenit Good Friday Walk

April 11, 2017 at 1:56 pm Comments are Disabled

THE Spa/Fenit branch of Kerry Hospice will hold their annual Good Friday 10k scenic route walk and run on Friday, April 14, in memory of the late Jerry O’Sullivan. Participants will take off from The Tankard, Kilfenora, at 11am.  Walkers of all ages are invited to come along, take part and […]

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Vocal performance by Gaelscoil Mhic Easmainn.

PHOTOS: Gaelscoil Mhic Easmainn Pupils To Star In TG4 Series ‘Cleas Act’

April 10, 2017 at 3:09 pm 1 comment

THE children from Gaelscoil Mhic Easmainn in Tralee will star in a jam-packed episode of TG4’s ‘Cleas Act’ on Easter Sunday, April 16. This series brings Ireland’s funniest, cheekiest and most talented kids to your TV screens. Expect the best ‘out of the mouth of babes’ wisdom as the pupils reveal […]

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Maureen O’Sullivan from Killarney, Co. Kerry has won €28,000 including a holiday on last Saturdays (8th April 2017) National Lottery Winning Streak game show on RTE.  Pictured here at the presentation of the winning cheques were from left to right; Marty Whelan Winning Streak game show co-host; Maureen O’Sullivan the winning player; Dermot Griffin, Chief Executive at the National Lottery  and Sinead Kennedy, Winning Streak game show co-host. The winning ticket was bought from Eurospar. Pic: Mac Innes Photography.

Kerry Women Get Lucky On Winning Streak

April 10, 2017 at 2:13 pm Comments are Disabled

  AN Abbeydorney woman won a trip to New York and a Tuosist lady went home with €28,000 in prizes after RTE’s Winning Streak show on Saturday.   Eighty-eight-year-old Maureen O’Sullivan of the Tuosist Post Office near Kenmare was one of five contestants on the National Lottery Show. Maureen had lots […]

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Cast Members at the Tenacity School of Performing Arts 'Wonderland' show in Siamsa Tire on Saturday afternoon. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: A Wonderful Show In Siamsa From Tenacity Performers

April 10, 2017 at 12:43 pm Comments are Disabled

THE sun was shining outside but there was still a great crowd in Siamsa on Saturday afternoon for the annual show from Tenacity School of Performing Arts. A cast of over 90 took part in both the matinee and evening performances of ‘Wonderland’. The young performers are from Tralee and all […]

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Michael Collins, District Director, UK and Ireland
Patricia O' Connell, Division B Director and Tricia Healy, Tralee Toastmaster.

Tralee Toastmaster Wins Division Part Of International Speech Contest

April 10, 2017 at 11:23 am Comments are Disabled

A MEMBER of Tralee Toastmasters won the Division contest in the Toastmasters International Speech contest on Saturday, April 8. Tricia Healy, originally from Tarbert, beat seven competitors in this round of the competition in the Castletroy Park Hotel in Limerick, having previously won her club and area competitions. She will […]

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PHOTOS: #Tralee On Social Media This Week

PHOTOS: #Tralee On Social Media This Week

April 9, 2017 at 2:14 pm 1 comment

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)… Anya was tip-toeing through the daisies in the Town Park… […]

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Stephen O'Brien aims to break free from Philly McMahon and Brian Fenton while Paul Murphy looks on. Photo by Dermot Crean

Not Going To Croke Park? Here’s A Few Places To Watch Kerry v Dublin

April 8, 2017 at 9:37 am Comments are Disabled

AFTER the fireworks in Tralee last month, this Sunday’s Allianz League Final clash between Kerry and Dublin in Croke Park is being more eagerly anticipated than usual…if that’s possible! If you’re not travelling to HQ , then atmosphere awaits at these locations… 1. A trip to Narieville… With David Moran […]

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Vicky Fitzgibbon, Suan Murphy and Ciara Whelan  at the ITT Clubs and Societies Ball at the Ballyroe Heights Hotel on Thursday night. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Hundreds Of Students Enjoy ITT Clubs And Societies Ball

April 7, 2017 at 1:52 pm Comments are Disabled

OVER 350 students and staff of IT Tralee enjoyed the Clubs & Societies Ball at Ballyroe Heights Hotel last night. They gathered to celebrate student participation and achievement in Clubs & Societies and to have a good time as the Easter break begins. Speaking on the night Sports Officer, Jennifer Healy, acknowledged the significant […]

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Five Things To Do Around Tralee This Weekend

Five Things To Do Around Tralee This Weekend

April 7, 2017 at 11:33 am Comments are Disabled

Another weekend and it’s set to be a scorcher…well on Saturday anyway! Here are a few things you can get up to around Tralee and beyond this weekend, in between catching the sun… Friday 1. Brush up on your makeup skills… Jeanette Cronin will give an Estee Lauder makeup masterclass at […]

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Beauty & the Beast - Front LR Michael Moynihan, Cathal Carr & Aoife O'Mahony, Back LR Barry Sugrue, AnnaMay Wall & Chris Tearle.

Beauty And The Beast Is Coming To Siamsa Tíre Next Week

April 7, 2017 at 9:45 am Comments are Disabled

THE Bryan Carr School of Performing Arts will be entertaining shoppers in Manor West on Friday by performing a James Corden-style flash mob. The performance will take place at 5pm, with the Beauty and the Beast characters from their upcoming production that will be staged in Siamsa Tíre next Monday and Tuesday during […]

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Performers in the St John of God production 'An Evening of Musicals' were Wendy Hardy, Janet O'Donoghue, Jessica Power, Amy Lynch, Jason McCarthy, Paul O'Sullivan, Alan Murray and Micheal O'Leary. Photo by Lisa O'Mahony.

PHOTOS: Audiences Love St John Of God’s ‘An Evening Of Musicals’

April 6, 2017 at 12:06 pm 1 comment

A BIG crowd packed Siamsa Tíre last night for the St John of God production of ‘An Evening of Musicals’. The show was a collection of songs, solos and group numbers, from different musicals. The talented cast sang Singing in the Rain, Les Miserables, Mamma Mia, Phantom of the Opera […]

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WATCH: Farranfore School’s Special Tribute To Colm Cooper

WATCH: Farranfore School’s Special Tribute To Colm Cooper

April 6, 2017 at 10:29 am Comments are Disabled

WHILE sports stars and journalists all over the country have been paying tribute to Colm Cooper on his retirement from Kerry, pupils at a school in Farranfore have put together their own homage. Knockaderry NS put together this clip in honour of the master. Watch it below. Great casting for […]

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As part of their Winter schedule of free events and activities, Manor West Shopping Centre and Retail Park are organising a “Family Funday” . pictured on the day were - mickey and minnie mouse 
Photo By Domnick Walsh © Eye Focus LTD - www.dwalshphoto.ieTralee Co Kerry Ireland Mobile Phone : 00353 87 26 72 033 Land Line : 00 353 66 71 22 981 E/mail : info@dwalshphoto.ie WEB Site :  www.dwalshphoto.ie PRESS INFO -- Fun For All The Family At Manor West-Animal Roadshow to arrive in centre on Saturday 5th November-As part of their Winter schedule of free events and activities, Manor West Shopping Centre and Retail Park are organising a “Family Funday” on Saturday 5th November from 12 noon.  The day will feature lots of fun things to do for kids of all ages, the highlight of which will be “The Animal Roadshow” and will on site from 1pm.The Animal Roadshow, will host a mini zoo in the centre with a range of different types of animals including Snakes, Lizard, Tortoises, Rabbits, Guinea pigs, an Owl and lots of creepy crawlies that are still hanging around after the Halloween celebrations, such as slimey snails, tickley spiders, scorpions and other teeney insects! There will also be an animal arts and crafts area where kids can draw, make and colour their favourite animals and bring their works of art home with them.Speaking about the event Derek Rusk, Centre Manager said, “At Manor West, family is very important to us. We really enjoy organising these types of events and seeing all the visitors to the centre enjoying a fun filled family day out. I think I might be even more excited about the mini zoo than some of the kids will be!”Kingdom Party Pals will be there on the day with Minnie and Mickey Mouse as well as Anna and Elsa among others, so don’t forget to take a picture and share it on the Manor West Facebook page. There will also be face painters, balloon modeller and ‘Tony Wonder The Magician’ with magic skills and illusions that will amaze visitors.For more information on Manor West Shopping Centre and Retail Park and upcoming events please visit www.manorwest.ie or find them on Facebook and Twitter.

Tea Party And Animal Roadshow Returns To Manor West This Easter

April 6, 2017 at 10:06 am Comments are Disabled

THERE’LL be plenty of Easter Family Fun Day At Manor West as the Animal Roadshow and Mad Hatter’s Tea Party will take place in the centre on Saturday, April 15 from 12-5pm. The day will feature lots of fun things to do for turning a shopping trip into a family day out […]

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Kerry GAA Star To Open World Of Tiles This Saturday

April 6, 2017 at 10:03 am Comments are Disabled

THE new World Of Tiles showroom will open this Saturday with the creation of five new jobs. Everyone is invited to celebrate the opening day from 11am – 2pm at unit 2, The Mile Height, Tralee. World of Tiles Tralee is the fourth branch to open in the country with other […]

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DJ Ahmed To Rock Fabrik This Weekend

DJ Ahmed To Rock Fabrik This Weekend

April 6, 2017 at 9:50 am Comments are Disabled

A TOP DJ will play a Tralee nightclub this Saturday night. DJ Ahmed of SPIN 1038 is regarded as one of Ireland’s biggest and most popular DJs whose name is synonymous with what’s happening in all the top clubs, concerts, festivals in Ireland. DJ Ahmed has also supported big acts such […]

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Tickets Selling Fast For Health And Wellbeing Evening On Thursday

Tickets Selling Fast For Health And Wellbeing Evening On Thursday

April 5, 2017 at 2:48 pm Comments are Disabled

IT’S just one more night until Lee Strand and the National Dairy Council welcome hundreds of people for a Health and Wellbeing Evening in the Brandon Hotel, Tralee. The event on Thursday will host high profile guest speakers including: Derval O’Rourke, Irish Olympic Athlete and cookbook author; Aidan O’Mahony, Kerry Football […]

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