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PHOTOS: #Tralee On Social Media This Week

PHOTOS: #Tralee On Social Media This Week

February 3, 2019 at 12:16 pm Comments are Disabled

Every week we compile photos posted on Twitter and Instagram of Tralee and beyond. If you’d like a photo to feature, just tag #Tralee and we’ll see it… Jaysus, somebody thaw them out!… Good morning from the frosht-bit vale of Tralee 🌹 pic.twitter.com/Q4yRy1yA3V — Ciaraíoch 🎨 (@Ciaraioch) February 2, 2019 […]

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Susan, Judy and Aideen Griffin at the Tralee Rugby Club Table Quiz at The Ashe Hotel on Friday night. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Massive Turnout For Tralee Rugby Club’s Fundraising Table Quiz

February 2, 2019 at 11:38 am Comments are Disabled

WHICH colour on the Indian flag is sacred to Hindus? In which country is the ancient city of Petra? Who is Sir Thomas John Woodward better known as? Well those were some of the questions posed at Tralee Rugby Club’s fundraising table quiz at The Ashe Hotel on Friday night. A fantastic turnout […]

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Christian Bale as Dick Cheney in 'Vice'.

McCann At The Movies: McKay Pulls No Punches In ‘Vice’

February 2, 2019 at 10:15 am Comments are Disabled

John McCann says there are terrific actors on top form in Adam McKay’s ‘Vice’… Director Adam McKay rested his comedic chops in 2015, and changed artistic direction with his critically acclaimed feature ‘The Big Short’, which saw the director explain the financial crash of 2008 in his own unique way […]

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Early Call For Participants For Fenit Coastal Cycle

Early Call For Participants For Fenit Coastal Cycle

January 31, 2019 at 2:33 pm Comments are Disabled

CYCLISTS are asked to take note that the seventh annual Fenit Coastal Cycle takes place on Saturday, March 23. The cycling event is a fundraiser for St. Brendan’s National School, Fenit, while the Kerry Hospice Foundation will receive a monetary donation from the event. There are two routes 25km and […]

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Michelle Greaney (left) of Optimal Fitness looking forward to the 5k/10k Road Race on New Year's Eve. Photo by Dermot Crean

Hospice To Benefit From Michelle’s Upcoming Running Event

January 31, 2019 at 1:25 pm Comments are Disabled

AFTER another successful New Year’s Eve 5k/10k race, Michelle Greaney of Optimal Fitness is once again planning the Tralee 10 Miler and 5k Road Race for Saturday, February 16 at 10am from The Rose Hotel. As with New Year’s Eve, the chosen charity is the Kerry Hospice Foundation. Last year’s […]

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Looking forward to the St Pats GAA Club 'Celebrating Our Past, Building Our Future' event in the Rose Hotel on February 16 were Andrea O'Donoghue, Marie Fitzgibbon, Kieran O'Shea and Jimmy Mulligan. Photo by Dermot Crean

St Pats Looks Forward To Celebrating Its Past And Building For Future

January 30, 2019 at 11:43 am Comments are Disabled

IT’LL be a night of reminiscing in a couple of weeks as St Pat’s GAA Club will celebrate a great period of success at a function in The Rose Hotel. Taking place on Saturday, February 16, the club will look back on the period of 1989 – 1995 when they won […]

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Mike Lynch, Jimmy Adams and Sorcha Uí Shuilleabháin rehearsing for 'One Ordination And A Donation'. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: More Hilarious Comedy-Drama Fun On Way At Na Gaeil Clubhouse

January 29, 2019 at 3:21 pm Comments are Disabled

AFTER two hit comedy dramas in the past couple of years, the trilogy will be complete later this month when ‘One Ordination and a Donation’ will be performed at Na Gaeil GAA clubhouse. The play will be stage on Wednesday, February 27, Thursday, February 28 and Saturday, March 2, and […]

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Ladies at the Tralee Rowing Club annual party at The Ashe Hotel on Saturday night. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Tralee Rowing Club Holds Annual Party In The Ashe

January 29, 2019 at 12:39 pm Comments are Disabled

OVER 70 people gathered in The Ashe Hotel on Saturday evening to look back on a very good year for Tralee Rowing Club. The club is growing and Saturday was a chance to have some fun and reflect on the successes as Barbara Damm, PRO, explained. “It was a very […]

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Darragh Ó Cinnéide with Hanson, Anne Condon, Margaret Lyons,Joan Hill with Marcel, Anne O'Riordan with Junior and Anna Lynch launching the upcoming fundraising concert. Photo by Dermot Crean

Dance At The Meadowlands To Raise Funds For Irish Guide Dogs For The Blind

January 28, 2019 at 4:09 pm 1 comment

HAVING raised over €20,000 last year for the Irish Guide Dogs For The Blind, local ladies are once again holding an fundraiser for the organisation. A dance will be held in The Meadowlands Hotel on Saturday, February 16, with music coming from ‘Nightlife’. Last August, six members of the Tralee divisional […]

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The contestants in this year's 'Strictly Young Dancing'. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Meet The Tralee Musical Society ‘Strictly Young Dancing’ Contestants

January 28, 2019 at 11:44 am Comments are Disabled

THE second Tralee Musical Society  ‘Strictly Young Dancing’ is set to take place in a couple of weeks and the participants are all set to deliver a sensational show. Taking place on Saturday, February 9, at the Ballyroe Heights Hotel, it follows on from the huge success of the event […]

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Caoimhe Carroll, Abbie Brosnan and Eve Creedon at the Ballymacelligott GAA Club 'Strictly Love Dancing' at Ballygarry House Hotel on Saturday night. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: All The Style From Ballymac GAA’s ‘Strictly’ Night (Part 2)

January 27, 2019 at 2:30 pm Comments are Disabled

AS we told you earlier (click here if you missed it), it was a fun night at Ballygarry House Hotel with hundreds of people watching the Ballymac GAA ‘Strictly Love Dancing’. James O’Mahony and Katelyn Galvin celebrated when they were announced as the judges winners, while the public voted for Julie […]

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The Jackson 5 aka Barry Mahony, Padraig Logue, Darragh Behan, Mike Parker and James Barry at the Kerry Camogie 'Stars In Their Eyes' at Ballyroe Heights Hotel on Saturday night. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: The ‘Stars’ Come Out For Kerry Camogie Fundraiser In Ballyroe

January 27, 2019 at 11:44 am Comments are Disabled

MICHAEL Jackson, Queen, Tina Turner and Lady Gaga were just some of the stars impersonated by contestants drawn from all over north Kerry at the ‘Stars In Their Eyes’ fundraiser for Kerry Camogie on Saturday night. Taking the format of the well-known ITV show, 10 acts took to the stage […]

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PHOTOS: #Tralee On Social Media This Week

PHOTOS: #Tralee On Social Media This Week

January 27, 2019 at 11:34 am Comments are Disabled

Every week we compile photos posted on Twitter and Instagram of Tralee and beyond. If you’d like a photo to feature, just tag #Tralee and we’ll see it… Sunshine and showers can be beautiful…   View this post on Instagram   Big ass #rainbow against a blue sky over #Tralee […]

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Katelyn Galvin, Kat O'Brien, Siobhan McCarthy, Zoe Mulqueen, Sophie McAllen and Ciara Curran contestants in the Ballymacelligott GAA Club 'Strictly Love Dancing' at Ballygarry House Hotel on Saturday night. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Another ‘Strictly Love Dancing’ Success For Ballymac GAA (Part 1)

January 27, 2019 at 11:30 am Comments are Disabled

IF this is the final Ballymac GAA ‘Strictly Love Dancing’, then they certainly went out with a bang as the 10 couples took to the floor in Ballygarry House Hotel on Saturday night. Hundreds of people were in attendance to see the couples give amazing performances after months of rehearsing […]

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Comedian Chris Kent (second from right) with John Harmon, Finbarr Canty and Barry Duggan at the Blasket Comedy Club on Friday night. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Super Stand-Up Show From Chris Kent At Blasket Comedy Club

January 26, 2019 at 1:27 pm Comments are Disabled

CORK comic, Chris Kent, got the Blasket Comedy Club off to a great start for 2019, as he performed his stand-up last night. With material involving fatherhood, being snitched on to the dole officer, the philosophy of Will Smith, healthy eating and much more, Chris showed he’s a very, very […]

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Deborah Sanderson and Karen Soffe at the 80s disco fundraiser in The Rose Hotel on Friday night. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Having The Time Of Their Lives At 80s Disco In The Rose Hotel

January 26, 2019 at 11:35 am Comments are Disabled

IT was like an explosion in a rainbow factory on Friday night as the Lee Suite in The Rose Hotel was transformed for an 80s night fundraiser. Around 350 people bought tickets for the event and many of them made a fantastic effort  dressing up as Slash, Adam Ant, Mr […]

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Samuel L. Jackson in 'Glass'.

McCann At The Movies: A Case Of ‘Glass’ Half-Empty In Limp End To Supernatural Trilogy

January 26, 2019 at 10:59 am Comments are Disabled

John McCann says ‘Glass’ is a missed opportunity to end M. Night Shyamalan’s trilogy on a high note… THOSE familiar with the work of M.Night Shyamalan will know that his career in film resembles somewhat of a rollercoaster ride with the heights of such features as ‘The Sixth Sense’ and […]

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Dakotah Carter O'Flynn (Maggie), Darragh Doyle O'Brien (Maurice), Grace Starrett (Mary) and Ephrata Yosef (Mrs Madden)  in rehearsals for 'Big Maggie' on Thursday. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Powerful Performances As Mercy Mounthawk Stages ‘Big Maggie’

January 25, 2019 at 12:57 pm Comments are Disabled

THE latest production from Mercy Mounthawk Secondary School students opened last night in Siamsa Tire and audiences were very impressed by ‘Big Maggie’. Directed by Tony Behan, the students did John B. Keane’s classic justice with powerful performances from the cast and wonderful detail in the stage sets. The students […]

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The contestants in this year's Ballymac GAA Strictly Love Dancing.

Seven Things To Do Around Tralee This Weekend

January 25, 2019 at 9:19 am Comments are Disabled

It’s the last weekend in January and there’s a surprising amount to do over the next three days… Friday 1. Play time at Siamsa…  STUDENTS from Mercy Mounthawk are blowing audiences away with performances in their latest production at Siamsa Tire. ‘Big Maggie’ by John B Keane is directed by […]

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Chris Kent.

Blasket Comedy Club Hosts Chris Kent On Friday Night

January 24, 2019 at 10:34 am Comments are Disabled

FOR many, the first pay cheque of the year comes tomorrow, so why not stay in a good mood by enjoying a night out and some great comedy. The Blasket Comedy Club returns on Friday night with the first of three gigs taking place over the coming month in the […]

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Children pictured perfoming their songs during the 'Singathon' in Tralee during Cruinniu na Nog at the weekend.
Photo: Don MacMonagle

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Further info Deirdre Enright / artsoffice1@kerrycoco.ie

Early Call Out To Plan Events For Cruinniú Na nÓg

January 24, 2019 at 10:33 am Comments are Disabled

Cruinniú na nÓg will take place all over Ireland later this year and the Arts Office at Kerry County Council would like to hear from communities, artists, schools, groups, community venues, arts and cultural organisations who would like to organise an event for young people. This is the national day […]

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‘The Gathering’ Is A Must For Traditional Music And Dance Lovers

‘The Gathering’ Is A Must For Traditional Music And Dance Lovers

January 24, 2019 at 10:29 am Comments are Disabled

IRISH music and dance enthusiasts from around the world will toe tap their way to Killarney next month for the 20th Gathering Traditional Festival. With concerts, céilís, sessions, music masterclasses, dance workshops and more – The Gathering is a celebration of the best of Irish culture. Headquartered at The Gleneagle […]

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Carmel Harrington.

Well Known Novelist For Free Literary Evening At The Rose Hotel

January 23, 2019 at 1:00 pm Comments are Disabled

IF you’re looking for something to do this evening, then a trip to The Rose Hotel could prove very entertaining. Well known novelist, Carmel Harrington is the second guest as part of the Listowel Writers Week’s free Literary Evenings at the hotel and she’ll be interviewed by Radio Kerry’s Deirdre […]

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Launching the 80s disco in aid of Kerry Cork Health Link Bus were, from left; Brenda Dyland, Kerry Cork Health Link Bus; Michele King, Director of Sales and Marketing The Rose Hotel; Aisling Foley, Sales Manager The Rose Hotel, Trish Kelly, Kerry Cork Health Link Bus and Mark Sullivan, General Manager of The Rose Hotel. Photo by Dermot Crean

Don’t Forget To Go Back To The 80s This Friday At The Rose Hotel

January 22, 2019 at 10:51 am Comments are Disabled

WITH ‘Blue Monday’ behind us, it’s time to look forward and improve our mood and you’ll have the perfect opportunity to do just that this Friday at The Rose Hotel. They will pull out all the stops to turn the Lee Suite into Spirals/Horans for one night only with the […]

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Judith Waugh, Padraig Harrington and Darach Gallagher rehearsing for 'Big Maggie' at Mercy Mounthawk. Photo by Dermot Crean

Mercy Mounthawk Students To Hit The Siamsa Stage For ‘Big Maggie’

January 22, 2019 at 10:50 am Comments are Disabled

STUDENTS from Mercy Mounthawk are about to take the stage this week for their latest production which promises to be another top-class offering from the school. ‘Big Maggie by John B Keane is directed by Tony Behan and it will be the 17th time the school has staged a play. […]

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Peggy Fitzgibbon from Kenmare, Co. Kerry has won €22,000 on last Saturdays 19th January 2019) National Lottery Winning Streak Game Show on RTE. Pictured here at the presentation of the winners cheques were from left to right: Marty Whelan, Winning Streak game show co-host; Peggy Fitzgibbon the winning player; Mari Hurley, CFO at the National Lottery and Sinead Kennedy, Winning Streak game show co-host. The winning ticket was bought from J.D. Sullivan & Sons, Main Street, Kenmare, C. Kerry. Pic: Mac Innes Photography

Kerry Woman Wins €22,000 On ‘Winning Streak’ Show

January 21, 2019 at 3:42 pm Comments are Disabled

A KERRY woman went on a €22,000 Winning Streak of her own when she appeared on the National Lottery game show on RTÉ One last Saturday. Peggie Fitzgibbon from Kenmare won €22,000 in cash from the show and revealed that she completely missed her name get pulled from the Winning […]

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PHOTOS: #Tralee On Social Media This Week

PHOTOS: #Tralee On Social Media This Week

January 20, 2019 at 10:51 am Comments are Disabled

Every week we compile photos posted on Twitter and Instagram of Tralee and beyond. If you’d like a photo to feature, just tag #Tralee and we’ll see it… Well done girls… Well done to all students who travelled to Killarney today for the Kerry Colleges Cross Country event. A special […]

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Beauty Skills And Apprenticeship Events At Kerry ETB Open Week

Beauty Skills And Apprenticeship Events At Kerry ETB Open Week

January 20, 2019 at 10:51 am Comments are Disabled

KERRY ETB Training Centre at Monavalley is holding its first ever Open Week from Monday, January 21 to Saturday, January 26 and there’s a It is a chance for parents, school leavers, job seekers, career changers, those who wish to re-skill or up-skill and guidance professionals to visit the Monavalley […]

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Pictured at the launch of the Swim for a Mile programme beginning February 4th at Tralee, Ballybunion and Killarney Sports & Leisure Complexes are from left; John Edwards, Swim Coach, Finbar Griffin, Manager, Tralee Sports & Leisure Complex, Kieran Kennelly, Swim Coach, Ballybunion Health & Leisure Centre, Córa Carrigg, Coordinator, Kerry Recreation & Sports Partnership (KRSP) and Martina Lawless, Programme Facilitator, Swim for a Mile. See www.kerryrecreationandsports.ie to sign up. Pic: Pauline Dennigan

Initiative To Get People To ‘Swim For A Mile’ At The Complex

January 19, 2019 at 11:34 am Comments are Disabled

THE ever-popular Swim for a Mile programme is back for 2019 and registrations are now open. Kerry Recreation & Sports Partnership (KRSP) in collaboration with Swim Ireland, Healthy Ireland and three public swimming pools in Kerry — including at the complex in Tralee — are offering a unique coaching programme for […]

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Steve Coogan and John C.  Reilly in 'Stan And Ollie'.

McCann At The Movies: Stan And Ollie Is a Funny, Emotionally-Charged Charm

January 19, 2019 at 11:31 am Comments are Disabled

John McCann says ‘Stan and Ollie’ is a brilliant bromantic biopic on Hollywood’s original comedic double act… ABBOTT and Costello, Morecambe and Wise, Bob Hope and Bing Crosby are all famous comedic duos that have the trailblazing works of a certain Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy to thank for paving […]

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