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Rose of Tralee 2018, Kirsten Mate Maher in the Town Park on Wednesday morning. Photo by Dermot Crean

Volunteers Wanted For Rose Of Tralee Festival

June 4, 2019 at 3:05 pm Comments are Disabled

VOLUNTEERS are being sought to be part of the team that will help co-ordinate and marshal the multitude of events planned for 60th Year Celebrations of Rose of Tralee International Festival from Friday 23rd to Tuesday 27th August. The Rose of Tralee, Kirsten Mate Maher, travelled to Tralee to personally thank […]

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PHOTOS: #Tralee On Social Media This Week

PHOTOS: #Tralee On Social Media This Week

June 2, 2019 at 11:02 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… Bless ye lads… TICKETS ! TODAY ! TOWN CENTRE ! 12 TO 6 ! FIND THE ‘NUNS’ #traleenunchallenge#guinnessworldrecord #pietahouse #feilenambláth pic.twitter.com/oLor0zCi7z — […]

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Details Of Tralee Events For Cruinniú Na nÓg Announced

Details Of Tralee Events For Cruinniú Na nÓg Announced

June 2, 2019 at 11:01 am Comments are Disabled

TRALEE is just one Municipal District in the county that is putting out a great programme of free creative opportunities for teenagers and children as part of Cruinniú na nÓg on Saturday, June 15 next and more details have been released about the day’s activities in the county capital. Young […]

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Maryanne Lowney, Treasa Murphy, Aisling O'Brien, Fiona Stack and Elaine Kinsella enjoying a Radio Kerry night out/birthday party on Friday. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Radio Kerry Staff Have Two Reasons To Celebrate On Night Out

June 1, 2019 at 10:12 am Comments are Disabled

IT was well-deserved. Radio Kerry staff worked their headphones off all last weekend, making sure the people of Kerry were up to speed with all the news from the local elections. We heard the counts, got expert analysis and listened to stories of triumph and defeat from Tralee and Killarney […]

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Ten Places In Town To Watch Liverpool v Spurs Tonight

Ten Places In Town To Watch Liverpool v Spurs Tonight

June 1, 2019 at 9:58 am 1 comment

IF you’re a Liverpool fan, you’ve been here before…many times. More recently, last year when the town was absolutely jammers for the game against Real Madrid. It all ended very badly for Reds fans that night and while many of them went straight home after the game, others packed the […]

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McCann At The Movies: ‘Godzilla’ Offering Is A Monstrous Mess Of A Movie

McCann At The Movies: ‘Godzilla’ Offering Is A Monstrous Mess Of A Movie

June 1, 2019 at 9:56 am Comments are Disabled

John McCann says ‘Godzilla: King of the Monsters’ is a loud, brash mediocre movie, that’ll leave you cold… This week’s trip to Tralee Omniplex involved another in what is bound to be a packed summer of big budget blockbusters in Godzilla: King of the Monsters. With some quality productions already seen this year […]

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The Rose of Tralee Festival hosted an event to honour businesses who have supported the Festival over the years.

More Contributions Needed For Rose Festival’s Street Entertainment Budget

May 31, 2019 at 12:48 pm Comments are Disabled

THE Executive Chair of the Rose of Tralee International Festival is once again appealing to the business community in the town to contribute towards the costs of the street entertainment at the Festival. The Festival hosted a breakfast at The Rose Hotel on Friday morning where many long-standing local sponsors […]

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John McCann is all set for Saturday night.

John McCann: Why Liverpool’s European Journeys Mean So Much

May 31, 2019 at 12:27 pm 1 comment

Lifelong Liverpool FC fan, John McCann from Tralee, reflects on the joys, the trials and the tribulations of following the Reds, as Saturday’s Champions League Final looms large… A EUROPEAN Cup Final and Liverpool Football Club – go together like Ant & Dec, Morecambe & Wise, Man City and financial ‘doping’. […]

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Aslan.

Aslan And Hothouse Flowers To Play Free Concerts During Rose Festival

May 31, 2019 at 9:54 am Comments are Disabled

LEGENDARY Irish bands, Aslan and Hothouse Flowers will perform at free concerts during the Rose of Tralee International Festival this August. The Aslan gig will form the centrepiece of a 60th Anniversary Party on Denny Street on Sunday, August 25 along with a Celebration Street Disco featuring hits from the […]

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General Manager of Manor West Shopping Centre and Retail Park with winner of last year's  2019 Food and Craft Fair Award, Denise Hanbidge of Dee’s Delightful Bakes, launching this year's awards. Photo by Domnick Walsh

Awards To Celebrate Kerry’s Vibrant Culinary And Creative Producers

May 30, 2019 at 10:33 am Comments are Disabled

MANOR West Shopping Centre and Retail Park recently launched their 2019 Food and Craft Fair Awards in association with the Kerry Local Enterprise Office (LEO) and Connect Magazine. The launch of the awards took place at Manor West’s recent Food and Craft Fair, the first of a series of popular […]

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East 17, S Club, Liberty X And More For INEC Concert

East 17, S Club, Liberty X And More For INEC Concert

May 29, 2019 at 12:31 pm Comments are Disabled

NOTHING sells like nostalgia. If you’re pining for pop music of the 90s/00s, then the INEC in Killarney have some very good news for you. They have just announced that tickets for a major concert to take place next year will go on sale on tomorrow (Thursday) morning. The concert, […]

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Joe Costello, Johnny Enright, Mary Wallace, Jim Moriarty, Jimmy Mulligan, Derek O'Sullivan, Marie Fitzgibbon and Conor Culloo of the organising committee of the St Pats GAA Dingle Way Challenge looking forward to the event this weekend. Photo by Dermot Crean

St Pats Club All Set For Dingle Way Challenge

May 29, 2019 at 11:55 am Comments are Disabled

THIS year’s St Pats GAA Dingle Way Challenge could turn out to be one of the biggest yet as organisers say registrations for the event are up on the same time last year. Participants are encouraged to go along on Sunday, June 2, to discover the spectacular landscapes and seascapes […]

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The launch of the 8th annual Stephanie O'Sullivan Memorial Cycle.

Cycle In Stephanie’s Memory To Take Place This Weekend

May 28, 2019 at 11:28 am Comments are Disabled

FOR those of you looking to head out for a spin this weekend, the 8th annual Stephanie O’Sullivan’s Memorial Cycle in aid of Suicide Prevention is a great way of spending a Sunday morning. The cycle starts and finishes at the Nagle Rice Community Centre in Milltown beginning at 9am. Cyclists can register Saturday night […]

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Helen Quealy Murphy, judge of Ladies Day in Listowel Races on Sunday, June 2. Photo: John Kelliher

Racing And Fashion At Listowel Races This Weekend

May 28, 2019 at 10:35 am Comments are Disabled

THERE’S just days to go until the popular June Bank Holiday Race Meeting which will take place on the scenic course on Sunday, June 2nd and Monday, June 3. Top fashion blogger, Helen Quealy Murphy, aka Daily Diva Diary, will judge the Listowel Races Ladies Day on the Sunday and […]

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Dylan O'Connell with 'Pippa' who came first in the 'Puppy' category and Sinead McCourt and 'Archie' (2nd) at the dog show at Tralee Races in Ballybeggan on Saturday. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Dog Show Fun At Tralee Races In Ballybeggan

May 27, 2019 at 11:21 am Comments are Disabled

WHILE racing was the main attraction at the Point-to-Point/Pony racing meeting at Ballybeggan on Saturday, the dog show was a big draw for many. Organised by by Wendy O’Connor and sponsored by Tralee Races with proceeds going to Animal Help Net Kerry, there were a number of categories from large dog […]

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Kerry Rose 2019 contestants Naoimh Whelton, Elaine Kelliher and Karen Dineen at Kingdom Greyhound Stadium on Saturday night. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Kerry Rose Contestants Enjoy Night At The Dogs

May 27, 2019 at 11:15 am Comments are Disabled

THE Kerry Rose selection night is just two weeks away, but there is still time to enter for a chance to represent the county as the festival prepares to celebrate 60 years in August. On Saturday night, the contestants gathered for a fun night out at Kingdom Greyhound Stadium and […]

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McCann At The Movies: A Highly Entertaining Biopic Of A Musical Icon

McCann At The Movies: A Highly Entertaining Biopic Of A Musical Icon

May 25, 2019 at 10:32 am Comments are Disabled

John McCann says ‘Rocketman’ is a magnificent celebration of a musical genius… FRESH from steering Bohemian Rhapsody to shore following Bryan Singers removal, director Dexter Fletcher takes on another icon of the music industry Elton John in the subject of this week’s movie review, Rocketman, currently showing at Tralee Omniplex. Fletcher, no stranger […]

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IT Tralee To Host Summer Camps To Foster Computer Skills And Entrepreneurship

IT Tralee To Host Summer Camps To Foster Computer Skills And Entrepreneurship

May 23, 2019 at 12:20 pm Comments are Disabled

IT Tralee has announced details of two low cost summer camps for young people aged between 10 and 16. The camps are named Goalmine and STEAMing Ahead and are based around fostering computer skills and entrepreneurship. Goalmine is a 5-day non residential living-lab experience targeted at secondary level students using […]

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Action from the Kerry International Horse and Pony Race Meeting at Ballybeggan on Saturday. Photo by Dermot Crean

Racing Returns To Ballybeggan This Saturday

May 22, 2019 at 4:58 pm Comments are Disabled

RACING will once again take place at the Racecourse in Ballybeggan and a day of great entertainment is planned. For the past number of years, a Point-to-Point/Pony racing meeting has taken place and this Saturday will see a six-race card starting from 2pm. Of course it’s not just racing, as […]

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Siamsa Tíre Holding Auditions For Children And Adults

May 22, 2019 at 1:28 pm Comments are Disabled

SIAMSA Tíre, the National Folk Theatre of Ireland has announced its audition schedule for the National Folk Theatre Training Academy. Every year, Siamsa Tíre searches for the most talented traditional singers and dancers living in Kerry, starting from the ages of 7-12 years. For the first time, auditions will now […]

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Ardfert NS pupils join Declan Dowling of Kingdom Greyhound Stadium in launching the school's fundraising 'Night At The Dogs'. Photo by Dermot Crean

Ardfert Community Urged To Support Fundraiser For Local School

May 21, 2019 at 12:19 pm 1 comment

ARDFERT National School has launched its ‘Night At The Dogs’ Fundraiser which will be held on Saturday, June 15. Plans are now well underway for what organisers are promising will be the Ardfert community’s night of the year. Chief Organiser, Helena Clifford of the Parents’ Association said; “Preparations began before […]

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Deirdre Enright, Michael Scannell, Cathaoirleach Norma Foley and Kate Kennelly of Kerry County Council. Photo: Domnick Walsh.

Events Planned In Tralee For Cruinniú na nÓg This June

May 21, 2019 at 11:41 am Comments are Disabled

CRUINNIÚ na nÓg is taking place all over Ireland on Saturday  June 15 and there’s no shortage of free events in Tralee for young people. A full programme of creative celebrations for children, teenagers and young adults is planned.  The programme in Kerry offers a vast choice of events and […]

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Don O’Neill with husband Pascal Guillermie.

Don and Pascal To Return For Recovery Haven Kerry Gala Ball 

May 21, 2019 at 11:01 am Comments are Disabled

FOLLOWING on from the overwhelming success of last year’s sell-out fundraising gala ball with designer Don O’Neill and husband Pascal Guillermie, Recovery Haven Kerry is thrilled to announce that the dynamic duo are set to return to Kerry to do it all again this July. Tralee’s Ballyroe Heights Hotel will […]

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Setting off at the start of the Donal Walsh Spa NS 6k Challenge on Sunday morning. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Another Fantastic Turnout For Donal Walsh Spa NS 6K Challenge

May 20, 2019 at 11:26 am Comments are Disabled

ONCE again, the weather stayed fine and the crowds came out for the ‘Donal Walsh Spa 6K Challenge’ hosted by the local school on Sunday. The family fun day was organised by the school community in honour of Donal, their past pupil and saw hundreds take to the road for the […]

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PHOTOS: Tralee On Social Media This Week

PHOTOS: Tralee On Social Media This Week

May 19, 2019 at 1:11 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… An award for IT Tralee… Congrats to @UNESCOITTralee on winning the #AmChamRIA US – Ireland Research innovation award in Higher Education! pic.twitter.com/nS38rc8PYd […]

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Sinead Crean, Fiona James, Denise Hanbidge, Jillian Maher, Liza Barrett, Leanne Brennan and Thomas McGrath at the Throwback 90s Disco in Benner's Hotel on Friday night. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Going Back In Time At 90s Throwback Disco In Benners

May 18, 2019 at 9:39 am Comments are Disabled

THE sounds of the 90s permeated through the walls of Benners Hotel on Friday night as they hosted a nostalgic fundraiser in aid of Kerry Branch of Cystic Fibrosis Ireland. Organised by Karen Twamley whose son Harry (2) has Cystic Fibrosis, it proved a huge success. “It was a brilliant […]

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Keanu Reeves as John Wick.

McCann At The Movies: Latest ‘John Wick’ Offering Is A Thrill A Minute

May 18, 2019 at 9:31 am Comments are Disabled

John McCann says John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum is a crazy high octane rollercoaster not for the squeamish!… Following in the vein of closing chapters of successful franchises after the box office record breaking Avengers: Endgame, this week I made my way to Tralee Omniplex to catch the third […]

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The new Workbench facility at Bank of Ireland in Tralee.

Hospitality Businesses Urged To Register For Go Kerry Event This Monday

May 17, 2019 at 5:35 pm Comments are Disabled

BANK of Ireland is calling on local hospitality businesses in Kerry to register their interest in attending the Go Kerry — ‘Grow Your Business’ event taking place this Monday, May 20, in the Workbench event space in Bank of Ireland, Tralee from 6pm to 7.30pm. As part of its 2019 […]

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Launching the 90s Disco in aid of Kerry Branch of Cystic Fibrosis Ireland were Stuart, Harry, Karen and Emily Twamley with Kieran Donaghy and Orlagh Winters. Photo by Dermot Crean

Go Back To The 90s At Fundraising Disco In Benner’s

May 17, 2019 at 5:11 pm Comments are Disabled

DON’T forget that a ‘Throwback Nineties Disco’ is taking place at Benners Hotel tonight (Friday) in aid of the Kerry Branch of Cystic Fibrosis Ireland. Organised by Karen Twamley whose son Harry (2) has Cystic Fibrosis, it promises to be a fantastic night. DJ Retro (aka Terence Crean) will provide the […]

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WATCH: Fun Of Tralee Food Festival Recalled In New Video

WATCH: Fun Of Tralee Food Festival Recalled In New Video

May 16, 2019 at 3:35 pm Comments are Disabled

I THINK we can all agree the Tralee Food Festival was a resounding success during the May Bank Holiday weekend. Wonderful weather, a wide range of events, taste trails, demos and delicious street food made it a weekend to remember. Well the good folks at Tralee Food Festival have just […]

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