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PHOTOS: #Tralee On Social Media This Week

PHOTOS: #Tralee On Social Media This Week

December 9, 2018 at 10:40 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… An exhibition worth a visit… Lovely morning at Tralee Library with relatives of Kerry’s first four TDs as part of opening of […]

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Mark Looks For Votes In Christmas FM Song Contest

Mark Looks For Votes In Christmas FM Song Contest

December 9, 2018 at 10:39 am 2 comments

TRALEE musician and businessman, Mark Leen, is hoping the public will vote for his Christmas song in a radio station contest. The Coca-Cola Christmas FM Song Contest entries have been whittled down to six finalists and Mark’s big band number, ‘Fly Home For Christmas’ is one of them. The Coca-Cola […]

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Niamh Hennessy, Karen O'Sullivan, Jacinta Lucey and Brid Daly at the Aspen Grove Christmas Party at The Ashe Hotel on Friday night. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: The Ashe, Brogue And Benners Host Christmas Parties

December 8, 2018 at 9:40 am Comments are Disabled

JUST over two weeks to go now until Christmas Day and the pubs, restaurants and hotels are enjoying great business thanks to the party people in town. Deserved nights out are being enjoyed by businesses, companies, schools, State bodies and many organisations and they’re well-catered for in the many hostelries. […]

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Catriona McCarthy, Michelle Murphy, Geraldine Hurley, Irene O'Donnell and Anne O'Donnell of Siamsa Tíre at the Ballygarry House Hotel Christmas Party Night on Friday. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Ballygarry Rocks For Christmas Party Night

December 8, 2018 at 9:39 am Comments are Disabled

A FANTASTIC night of entertainment was laid on at Ballygarry House Hotel on Friday for the annual Christmas party night. Aound 380 guests were in the hotel for a ‘Rock n Roll’-themed evening of music, fun and delicious food, as well as other parties in the bar and restaurant. Groups […]

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Creed 2

McCann At The Movies: ‘Creed 2’ Packs A Powerful Punch

December 8, 2018 at 9:33 am Comments are Disabled

John McCann says Creed 2 has good performance and great fight scenes which will please ‘Rocky’ and ‘Creed’ fans… This weeks’ trip to Tralee Omniplex saw Round 2 (or Round 8 if you count all the Rocky movies) of the 2015 hit ‘Creed’ with our Adonis Creed and Co. returning […]

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Kerry County Council’s writer in residence Annemarie Ní Churreáin pictured at the launch of Launch of 'Still In The Dreaming' – an anthology of Kerry poets at Muckross House, Killarney on Thursday evening with some of the writers and trusee of Muckross House, seated from left, Kate Kennelly, Kerry Arts Officer, Annemarie Ní Churreáin,  John Joe Culloty, Vice-Chairman, Killarney MD and Philomena Hearne. At back, Geraldine Rosney, Faye Boland, Elizabeth Murtough, Kevin Griffin, Lola Scollard, Barbara Derbyshire, Lorraine Carey, Bernadette Ní Riada, Michael Joyce,  John McGrath, and Mary Lavery Carrig, Lily Cronin and Denis Reidy.
Photo: Don MacMonagle

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Launch of Still In The Dreaming – an anthology of Kerry poets
Muckross House was the beautiful venue for the launch of a stunning new book ‘Still In The Dreaming’ on Wednesday evening. Leas-Cathaoirleach Cllr. John Joe Culloty launched the book, praising the quality of the poems and the dedication of the writers to their craft.
Last June a call-out for submissions to Kerry County Council’s writer in residence Annemarie Ní Churreáin, on social media, newspaper and radio as well as through the Arts Office’s own e-newsletter drew a huge response. Sixteen poets were selected, and they worked with Annemarie to polish and hone their poems in preparation for publication. 
These poets are Barbara Derbyshire, Bernadette Ní Riada, Conor Cleary, Elizabeth Murtough, Faye Boland, John McGrath, Kevin Griffin, Lola Scollard, Lorraine Carey, Marian Relihan, Mary Lavery Carrig, Michael Joyce, Noel King, Paul Murphy, Philomena Hearne (nee Stack) and Victoria Kennefick.
The workshops took place in Kerry County Museum and Annemarie has now overseen the editing and publication of these poems. 
‘I chose ‘Still In The Dreaming’ for the title of the book as a tribute to the late John Moriarty,’ she explains. ‘John was a poet who was deeply inspired by nature and he described Kerry’s landscape as one that was still in the dreaming.’
Kate Kennelly, Arts Officer, adds, ‘These new poems all capture in their own way the deep connections of nature and nurture that Kerry people feel for the world and people around them. Each poem is a worthy addition to the treasure that is Kerry literature and the book is something to be proud of.’
‘The residency was supported by Kerry County Council, The Arts Council, The Trustees of Muckross House and Gardens, the National Parks and Wildlife Service, Creative Ireland Kerry, and along with Kerry County Museum’s hosting of the workshops and Kerry Library hosting workshops also, reflects the strong support there is for writing in the county.’
The writer in residence programme will recommence in March 2019 and further details will be posted on @KerryCoArts on twitter and facebook and in the e-newsletter which can be subscribed to through Kerry County Council’s website. 
Copies of Still In The Dreaming will be available to purchase on the night and can be bought for a limited time through the Arts Office at Kerry County Council. They will also be available for loan through Kerry Libraries.

New Anthology Of Kerry Poets Launched

December 7, 2018 at 2:48 pm Comments are Disabled

MUCKROSS House was the beautiful venue for the launch of a stunning new book ‘Still In The Dreaming’ recently. Leas-Cathaoirleach Cllr. John Joe Culloty launched the book, praising the quality of the poems and the dedication of the writers to their craft. Last June a call-out for submissions to Kerry […]

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Callum Houston of Blennerville NS with 'Gravespeakers' author Anthony Garvey.

Blennerville Pupil Callum Is The Hero In New ‘Gravespeakers’ Book

December 7, 2018 at 2:31 pm Comments are Disabled

AWARD-winning presenter and author Anthony Garvey launched his new children’s book on Friday at Blennerville National School, as a pupil there stars in it! Aimed at 8-12 year olds, the Gravespeakers’ series tells the stories of six children who discover on their 12th birthday they have a special gift – […]

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Amber Galvin, Karla White and Chloe Galvin at the IT Tralee SVP Society Enchanted Evening Ball in Ballyroe Heights Hotel on Thursday night. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Glamour From The ITT SVP Ball At Ballyroe

December 7, 2018 at 12:54 pm Comments are Disabled

LADIES and gents were looking very stylish in on Thursday as IT Tralee St. Vincent de Paul Society held the ‘Enchanted Evening Masquerade Ball’ in Ballyroe Heights Hotel. Around 160 people attended the ball where they enjoyed a drinks reception, three course meal and entertainment. All the money raised will […]

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Katie Allen, Julie Daly, Emma Daly and Breda Friel at the Tralee LES Christmas Coffee Morning on Thursday. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Over €2,000 Raised At Tralee LES Christmas Coffee Morning

December 7, 2018 at 11:12 am Comments are Disabled

FOR the third year in a row, the people at Tralee Local Employment Services (LES) held a Christmas coffee morning on Thursday to help out a local organisation. There were wall-to-wall Christmas jumpers at their office at North Circular Road with people from local agencies and employers associated with Tralee LES […]

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The lights at Ballygarry.

PHOTOS: The Tree Is Back At Ballygarry And It Looks Wonderful

December 7, 2018 at 10:31 am Comments are Disabled

IT proved such a hit last year that they had to bring it back! The folks at Ballygarry House Hotel always have the place looking amazing over the festive period and the scene was completed last night with the switching on of the Christmas tree lights. Guests enjoyed a reception […]

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The lights on The Mall. Photo by Dermot Crean

Six Things To Do Around Tralee This Weekend

December 7, 2018 at 10:00 am Comments are Disabled

Party/shopping season is truly upon us, but when you’re not spending in the shops or clinking glasses, here’s a few things to get up to… Saturday 1. One for history lovers… An exhibition to mark the centenary of the 1918 general election and the First Dáil will be officially opened […]

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PHOTOS: Twelve Couples Vie For Ballyheigue GAA’s ‘Strictly Come Dancing’ Crown

PHOTOS: Twelve Couples Vie For Ballyheigue GAA’s ‘Strictly Come Dancing’ Crown

December 6, 2018 at 4:41 pm Comments are Disabled

HUNDREDS of people are expected at Ballyroe Heights Hotel on Saturday as 12 couples compete in Ballyheigue GAA’s ‘Strictly Come Dancing’. Tickets are nearly sold out for the event which will see the couples (pictured below) take to the dancefloor in what should be a fantastic night. The couples are Paula […]

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Pupils from Ms Sexton's Class before taking the stage for the Listellick NS Christmas Concert. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Full Houses For Listellick School Christmas Concerts

December 6, 2018 at 3:53 pm Comments are Disabled

A MUSICAL treat greeted audiences over two nights at Abbeydorney Community Hall as Listellick NS staged their annual Christmas concerts. A huge effort went into the two nights, from the pupils as well as the staff and the Parents Council who ensured all went smoothly. Tuesday night saw the Junior […]

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Traders on Castle Street look forward to the Christmas shopping season.

SPONSORED: Castle Street Is A Fantastic Place To Shop And Dine This Christmas

December 6, 2018 at 1:53 pm Comments are Disabled

WITH the festive season fast approaching the businesses of Castle Street, Tralee have come together to promote the street as a great place to shop and dine this Christmas. By supporting local business you are helping to support local jobs and your community, so this Christmas, why not visit Castle […]

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MC for the evening Brian Hurley at the Ardfert NS 'Lip Sing Battle' at Ballyroe Heights Hotel on Saturday night. Photo by Dermot Crean

Tralee Man’s Company Secures Distribution Rights To Documentary Film

December 6, 2018 at 10:52 am Comments are Disabled

TRALEE company Big Handsome Media owned by Brian Hurley and Damian O’Callaghan’s OC Productions have teamed up to secure the international distribution rights for the award winning film, ‘Mad Hannans’,  by director and Grammy-nominated producer Martin Shore. The film, which features Hollywood actor Sean Penn, Eddie Vedder from Pearl Jam […]

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Carlos Luque of Food Fiesta, Michelle McCrohan and Derek Rusk, Centre Manager, Manor West Retail Park and Shopping Centre

Food And Craft Fair To Enhance The Festive Spirit At Manor This Weekend

December 6, 2018 at 10:35 am Comments are Disabled

MANOR West Shopping Centre and Retail Park is set to host a fun weekend full of festive cheer at their Christmas Food & Craft Fair weekend on this weekend. A diverse mix of local artisan food producers and craftspeople will showcase their wonderful handmade products from 11am – 5pm on […]

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Marty & Sinead of Winning Streak.

Two Kerry Residents To Try Their Luck On Winning Streak

December 5, 2018 at 4:28 pm Comments are Disabled

TWO Kerry men will be hoping get their Christmases off to a winning start spinning the wheel when they appear on the National Lottery Winning Streak game show this Saturday. Mark Sugrue, who comes from Castleisland is the first of two players this week on Winning Streak from the Kingdom. […]

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KCFE students are bringing Santa's Grotto to primary schools in Tralee over the coming weeks.

KCFE Launches Fundraising Initiatives To Give Back To The Community

December 5, 2018 at 12:25 pm Comments are Disabled

KERRY College of Further Education has launched an initiative which will see a variety of unusual and collaborative fundraising events being organised to support local charities, not just for Christmas, but also running through the entire academic year. The first scheduled event  is ‘Santa Claus is Coming to You!’, the brainchild of […]

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Tralee Lions Club To Hold Street Collection This Weekend

Tralee Lions Club To Hold Street Collection This Weekend

December 5, 2018 at 10:36 am Comments are Disabled

TRALEE Lions Club will hold its annual street collection this Friday and Saturday and they are hoping the public will give towards the causes they support throughout the year. They will have collection points at AIB, Penneys, Garvey’s SuperValu and Dunnes Stores NCR and are looking forward to meeting people […]

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Tralee Art Group To Hold Christmas Sale Of Work Event

Tralee Art Group To Hold Christmas Sale Of Work Event

December 4, 2018 at 9:17 am Comments are Disabled

TRALEE Art Group has had a hectic couple of weeks. Just three weeks ago their new exhibition opened in Tralee Library and at the weekend some of their members’ work went on display in the ‘Off The Rails — Art In The Park’ exhibition in Kerry County Museum. Now they’re […]

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The 4 Of Us.

The 4 Of Us To Play Tralee Show This Week

December 4, 2018 at 9:16 am Comments are Disabled

THEIR heyday may have been nearly three decades ago, but The 4 Of Us can still create a beautiful noise as Tralee will find out this week. The Murphy brothers will play an acoustic show in Banners Hotel on Thursday, December 6 at 9.30pm. The gig is the third in the […]

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Gaelscoil Mhic Easmainn To Host Annual Christmas Fair

Gaelscoil Mhic Easmainn To Host Annual Christmas Fair

December 3, 2018 at 4:10 pm Comments are Disabled

GAELSCOIL Mhic Easmainn is hosting its annual Christmas Fair on Sunday, December 9 in the school hall. This year is extra special as  the school is celebrating 40 successful years in all-Irish primary education. There’s an invitation to come along and enjoy the great variety of stalls and auctions, where […]

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Antoinette O'Connell, Tara Ryan, Kathleen Ladden, Caroline Nolan and Róisín O'Regan from Leahy's Pharmacy at their Christmas party at the Brogue Inn on Saturday night. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Christmas Parties At The Brogue And The Ashe

December 2, 2018 at 11:41 am Comments are Disabled

AND so it begins. No sooner had December showed its festive face, ladies and gents descended on the restaurants and hotels in Tralee to signify the start of the Christmas party season. While Saturday was relatively quiet on the party front, over the next three weekends the he town will […]

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Mary Ellen O'Connor and Lucy Crowe at the Na Gaeil Race Night on Friday. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Race Night At Na Gaeil Is Well-Supported By Members

December 2, 2018 at 11:40 am Comments are Disabled

NA Gaeil GAA Club held their annual Race Night on Friday and despite the Toy Show (or perhaps because of it!) on the telly, there was still a good crowd at the event. Judging by the number of adverts in the programme, it was really well-supported by the business community. […]

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PHOTOS: #Tralee On Social Media This Week

PHOTOS: #Tralee On Social Media This Week

December 2, 2018 at 11:39 am Comments are Disabled

Every week we compile the best of 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… We’re sure Jose was impressed… Mural pictórico en Tralee, Irlanda. https://t.co/cDZYhAcIWr pic.twitter.com/JBEt8uCHOq — Jose Manuel Leiva (@joseleiva37) December 1, […]

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Geraldine Hurley with some of the choir from the Oliver Hurley School of Performing Arts rehearsing for the concert in aid of Pieta House on Sunday week. Photo by Dermot Crean

Christmas Carol Concert In St Brendan’s Church On Sunday

December 1, 2018 at 9:42 am Comments are Disabled

‘A CHRISTMAS Carol Extravaganza’ in aid of Pieta House will be held in Our Lady and St Brendan’s Church on this Sunday, December 2 at 7.30pm. MC’d by Radio Kerry’s Elaine Kinsella, the concert will feature the Oliver Hurley School of Musical Theatre along with the Siamsa Tíre National Folk […]

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To celebrate the launch of Cedric teddy bears on sale in Tesco stores for 5 euro in aid of Temple Street from 1st December, a special team of Tesco elves made a surprise visit to Temple Street this week to make sure that every little Temple Street hero was given their very own Cedric teddy bear. Pictured is Anthony Iannucci(centre), aged 11 with Tesco colleagues Lar Mooney, Aileen Keogh, Clair O’Donnell, Liz Barlow & Sophie Ryan.
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Get ‘Cedric’ At Tesco Tralee To Help Out Children’s Hospital

December 1, 2018 at 9:41 am 1 comment

TESCO has announced that due to popular demand, Cedric teddy bears will be available in Tesco stores in Tralee and nationwide from Saturday, December 1 for €5 in aid of Temple Street Children’s University Hospital. As seen on ‘The Late Late Toy Show’ last night, the tale of Cedric being […]

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McCann At The Movies: ‘Robin Hood’ Is A Turkey In Time For Christmas

McCann At The Movies: ‘Robin Hood’ Is A Turkey In Time For Christmas

December 1, 2018 at 9:05 am Comments are Disabled

John McCann says ‘Robin Hood’s’ ridiculous plot and weary script is wasted on a good cast… A week after this disappointing ‘Fantastic Beasts’ sequel, I was faced with the prospect of another potential howler in the form of yet another ‘Robin Hood’ feature at Tralee Omniplex this week. Whereas the […]

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Niall Nolan (left) presents a new 49" Panasonic Smart LED TV to the first winner in their giveaway, Martin O'Sullivan from Castlemaine. Photo by Dermot Crean

Martin Wins A 49″ TV In Nolan’s Londis Christmas Giveaway

November 30, 2018 at 5:59 pm Comments are Disabled

A CASTLEMAINE man will swap his ‘computer screen-size’ TV for a 49″ Panasonic Smart LED TV after he became the first winner in the Nolan’s Londis Christmas TV Giveaway. Martin O’Sullivan from Castlemaine had his name drawn from the box of entries last Saturday — in the first of four draws […]

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Eve Ní Chríodáin playing the harp at the Gaelcholáiste Chiarraí Christmas Cookery Demo in the Meadowlands Hotel on Thursday night. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Frank Provides Festive Food For Thought At Gaelcholáiste Cookery Evening

November 30, 2018 at 2:14 pm Comments are Disabled

OVER 120 people braved the wind and heavy showers on Thursday night to support the Festive Cookery Evening by Chef Frank Moynihan, organised by the Parents Council of Gaelcholáiste Chiarraí. Taking place at The Meadowlands Hotel, Frank gave some great tips for creating a feast for Christmas. In addition to […]

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