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Castle Bar Looks Forward To Rollover Rollercoaster Of A Week For Cheltenham

Castle Bar Looks Forward To Rollover Rollercoaster Of A Week For Cheltenham

March 8, 2017 at 10:19 am 0 comments

CHELTENHAM week is coming and there’s some line-up of craic planned for The Castle Bar. It all revolves around their famous Rollover competition where thousands of euros will be won. Running since 1998, it has now grown to the stage where there are over 115 entries for this year so far. At €100 per entry, that’s a lot […]

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Vincent's Shop on Castle Street, Tralee.

St Vincent De Paul Shop Plans A Birthday Bash

March 8, 2017 at 10:18 am 0 comments

ST VINCENT de Paul on Castle Street, will celebrate their first birthday on Thursday, March 16 and to mark the day, the shop will hold celebrations in the shop all day long. Refreshments will be available on the day, some face painting for kids (young and old!), a raffle for some great […]

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Denis Cronin from Castlegregory Co. Kerry has won €37,000 including a car on last Saturdays (4th March 2017) National Lottery Winning Streak game show on RTE.  Pictured here at the presentation of the winning cheques were from left to right: Sinead Kennedy, Winning Streak game show co-host; Andrew Egan, National Lottery ticket selling agent, Post Office, Castlegregory, Tralee, Co. Kerry; Mrs Noreen Cronin, (Dennis’s wife) Denis Cronin the winning player; Niall Andrews, Head of Sales, the National Lottery and Marty Whelan, Winning Streak game show co-host: Pic: Mac Innes Photography.

Denis Wins €37,000 In Prizes On ‘Winning Streak’

March 6, 2017 at 1:12 pm 0 comments

A CASTLEGREGORY man has a brand new motor after appearing on Winning Streak at the weekend. Denis Cronin from Fahamore won €37,000 including a car worth €25,000 on last Saturday’s National Lottery Winning Streak game show on RTE. The 66-year-old is married to Noreen and they have six children, three sons […]

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WATCH: Daniel O’Donnell Was Having Some Craic Water Zorbing At Tralee Wetlands

WATCH: Daniel O’Donnell Was Having Some Craic Water Zorbing At Tralee Wetlands

March 5, 2017 at 1:02 pm 0 comments

DANIEL O’Donnell is mad for Kerry. He’s always playing concerts in Killarney and in the past couple of years his RTE show has taken him to Tralee and west Kerry. Well he’s been around again with his wife for their ‘Daniel And Majella’s Road Trip’ TV show which airs at […]

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PHOTOS: #Tralee On Social Media This Week

PHOTOS: #Tralee On Social Media This Week

March 5, 2017 at 11:56 am 0 comments

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)… There was a big change to the town centre this […]

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Eileen Flanagan, Veronica Hunt, Mary Barry, Eimear Nolan, Mairead O'Mahony

PHOTOS/VIDEO: Mounthawk Students And Staff Dress Up For Literacy Week 2017

March 4, 2017 at 11:00 am 0 comments

As part of Literacy Week 2017, Transition Year Students of Mercy Mounthawk Secondary School took part in Character Costume Day on Friday. The students dressed as their favorite fictional characters from literature, and produced some brilliant efforts! Harry Potter and Hagrid, Bananas in Pyjamas, Thomas the Tank Engine and even […]

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Anne O'Shea Daly, Conor Fitzgerald, Eamon Mulvihill, Dermot Crowley, Tadhg Fitzgerald, Patsy Lynch, Ann Dalton, Bill Looney, Norma Foley and Denis kelliher at the Launch of the Lenten Justice Talks on Friday. Photo by Lisa O'Mahony

Man Blinded By Rubber Bullet To Give Talk In St John’s

March 4, 2017 at 10:59 am 0 comments

A MAN who was blinded by a bullet at age 10 and later founded a charity will give a talk this month at St John’s Church. The ‘Tralee Lenten Justice Talk: When Compassion Leads to Change’ was launched on Friday at the church on Castle Street. On Monday, March 13, Richard Moore will […]

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WATCH: Tralee Warriors And Mercy Mounthawk Get Behind Aidan O’Mahony

WATCH: Tralee Warriors And Mercy Mounthawk Get Behind Aidan O’Mahony

March 3, 2017 at 8:56 pm 0 comments

IN case ye all haven’t seen it already, Garvey’s Tralee Warriors got together with Aidan O’Mahony for a bit of a ‘game’ up in Mercy Mounthawk during the week. It was all to get behind Aidan in his bid to get further in RTE’s ‘Dancing With The Stars’. The lads had […]

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Keith Freeman getting his legs waxed at 'Strictly Come Dancing' at Fabrik on Thursday night, Photo by Lisa O'Mahony.

PHOTOS: Students Get Waxed For Charity At Event In Fabrik

March 3, 2017 at 11:44 am 0 comments

IT was a painful night for some as the students faced the waxing strip at an event in Fabrik. The IT Tralee Events Society held a charity ‘Strictly Come Waxing’ fundraiser on Thursday and some of the lads got quite the shock when it came down to business. The event kicked off […]

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Tralee Opera Singer To Make Debut At New York Met Tonight

Tralee Opera Singer To Make Debut At New York Met Tonight

March 3, 2017 at 10:07 am 2 comments

A TRALEE mezzo-soprano will realise a dream of all opera singers when she makes her debut at the New York Metropolitan Opera House tonight. The Oakpark Demesne native will appear as Stéphano in Gounod’s Roméo et Juliette in performances over the next fortnight. Continued below… Paula Murrihy has already appeared at prestigious venues all […]

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Rick and Ryan Leonard with Ciara Drummey, Jayden Breen and Amy Scanlon at CBS Primary School, Tralee. Photo by Lisa O'Mahony

Deadline For Tralee St Patrick’s Day Parade Entries Looms

March 2, 2017 at 10:04 am 0 comments

IF your club or organisation wants to take part in this year’s Tralee St Patrick’s Day parade, you better get moving as the deadline for entries is this Friday, March 3. The event is always a great opportunity  to show the amazing community spirit we have in Tralee and with this year’s theme […]

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Mercy Mounthawk Choir Joins With Scotia Ensemble For Concerts

Mercy Mounthawk Choir Joins With Scotia Ensemble For Concerts

March 1, 2017 at 3:16 pm 1 comment

THE choir at Mercy Mounthawk are teaming up with the Scotia Ensemble for  a number of concerts over the next fortnight. Joined by celtic soprano Catriona O’Sullivan, the first concert takes place this Saturday evening at 7.30pm at Mercy Mounthawk Secondary School in town. The concerts will feature songs from Irish classical […]

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Show Your Support For The OCF On Lollipop Day This Weekend

Show Your Support For The OCF On Lollipop Day This Weekend

March 1, 2017 at 2:36 pm 0 comments

THE 16th annual Lollipop Day, for the Oesophageal Cancer Fund (OCF) will take place this weekend on Friday, March 3 and Saturday, March 4. The OCF is asking for support this weekend to help raise vital funds for oesophageal cancer. Lollipop Day involves thousands of people selling lollipops (€2) nationwide, in an […]

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PHOTOS: Audiences Have The Time Of Their Lives At ‘Dirty Dancing’

PHOTOS: Audiences Have The Time Of Their Lives At ‘Dirty Dancing’

March 1, 2017 at 12:58 pm 0 comments

LAST night saw crowds flock to the INEC, Killarney, for the touring stage adaptation of the 1987 Film ‘Dirty Dancing’. We weren’t disappointed as the cast sprang into action, and the love story of Baby and Johnny came to life again. With sensational dancing to classical songs like ‘Hungry Eyes’, and […]

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WATCH: Recreating Mikey Sheehy’s 1978 Goal Looked A Lot Of Fun

WATCH: Recreating Mikey Sheehy’s 1978 Goal Looked A Lot Of Fun

February 28, 2017 at 8:03 pm 0 comments

LAST Friday saw Austin Stacks hold a great hooley in Ballygarry House Hotel as part of their centenary celebrations. Part of the afternoon featured the four protagonists in Mikey Sheehy’s famous 1978 goal in the All-Ireland final, when he cheekily chipped his free into the Dublin net. Continued below… Those present […]

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PHOTOS: Meet The Contestants In Ardfert NS ‘Strictly Come Dancing’

PHOTOS: Meet The Contestants In Ardfert NS ‘Strictly Come Dancing’

February 28, 2017 at 12:08 pm 0 comments

STRICTLY Come Dancing Ardfert in association with Ardfert National School Parents Association is hot-stepping its way to the Ballyroe Heights Hotel ballroom on Easter Saturday, April 15. Following from the hugely successful Strictly Come Dancing Ardfert event last Easter, we will again see 12 couple dances, two show-stopping group dances from […]

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A new play written by Killarney storyteller and actor Ray O’Sullivan. ‘The Rise and Rise of the Healy-Raes’ is the  hilarious and sometimes poignant story of batchelor brothers Densey and PJ Doona who appear time-locked in a life of loneliness and celibacy in their small family farm in Kerry. starring, Cathy O’Sullivan, Annmarie Nelligan and Ray O’Sullivan (playwright).The Play is directed by Aidan O’Connor. The first performance will be Beaufort Community Hall, Saturday March 11th @8.00pm.Photo:Valerie O’Sullivan

‘The Rise And Rise Of The Healy Raes’ To Tour Kerry

February 28, 2017 at 11:26 am 0 comments

A PLAY centring on the story of the Healy Raes is embarking on a world tour of Kerry in the coming weeks. Written by Killarney-based storyteller and actor Ray O’Sullivan, ‘The Rise and Rise of the Healy-Raes’ is the  hilarious and sometimes poignant story of batchelor brothers Densey and PJ Doona who appear time-locked […]

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Mommy Moments: The Essentials For The Hospital Before Baby Comes

Mommy Moments: The Essentials For The Hospital Before Baby Comes

February 26, 2017 at 11:30 am 0 comments

Our parenting columnist, Jennifer Kissane, remembers what it was like just before baby came…and what you need in the hospital…  I RECENTLY met a lady who recognised me as “the lady with the baby, from the paper”, who is keeping an eye on my articles for her pregnant daughter! This got […]

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PHOTOS: #Tralee On Social Media This Week

PHOTOS: #Tralee On Social Media This Week

February 26, 2017 at 11:25 am 0 comments

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)… Cloudporn indeed Tadhg… Go azzay Doris gurl 😳🌬☁️🐄 #stormdoris A […]

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Paul Stephenson, Kieran Donaghy, Ger Teahon, Eoin Kelliher and Daniel Bohane at the Austin Stacks GAA Corporate Lunch at Ballygarry House Hotel on Friday. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Great Craic As Rockies And Friends Gather For Centenary Lunch

February 25, 2017 at 12:24 pm 0 comments

THE Rockies sure know how to throw a good party! Around 430 people gathered in Ballygarry House Hotel on Friday afternoon for the Austin Stacks GAA Corporate Lunch as part of the club’s centenary celebrations. It was an afternoon of superb entertainment with more GAA legends present than you could shake a stick at, […]

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Mikey Sheehy and Ger Power with Robbie Kelleher and Paddy Cullen share a laugh onstage at the Austin Stacks GAA Corporate Lunch at Ballygarry House Hotel on Friday. Photo by Dermot Crean

Stars Of Mikey’s ‘Greatest Freak Of All Time’ Reunite At Austin Stacks Lunch

February 25, 2017 at 11:17 am 0 comments

ROBBIE Kelleher will refer to it on his tombstone, it made Mikey Sheehy famous and Paddy Cullen rich. It was described by the late, great commentator Micheál Ó Hehir as the ‘greatest freak of all time’ and it’s still a focus of fascination nearly 40 years on. When Mikey Sheehy cheekily […]

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Lenten Talks In Tralee Area Planned By Diocese Of Kerry

Lenten Talks In Tralee Area Planned By Diocese Of Kerry

February 25, 2017 at 11:12 am 0 comments

A SERIES of talks will be held in the Diocese of Kerry over the month of March to mark Lent. There will be a number of key speakers and events happening all over the diocese during the month in Tralee, Ardfert, Killarney, Listowel, Cahersiveen, Kenmare, Dingle and Boherbue. Guests from Fr […]

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Treasa Murphy, Spela Cvar, Elaine Kinsella and Anne O'Neill at the 'Brains of Kerry' table quiz on Thursday night. Photo by Lisa O'Mahony.

PHOTOS: ‘Brains Of Kerry’ Table Quiz Takes Place In Brandon

February 24, 2017 at 11:57 am 0 comments

THE regional semi-finals of the ‘Brains of Kerry’ table quiz took place across the county last night at seven different venues in Kerry. There was a small turnout for The Brandon Hotel, where the Tralee heat was hosted, but it was an enjoyable evening, with Radio Kerry’s Deirdre Walsh asking the questions. The same questions were asked […]

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WATCH: Tralee Boy Interviews Liverpool FC Legend At Anfield

WATCH: Tralee Boy Interviews Liverpool FC Legend At Anfield

February 24, 2017 at 11:38 am 0 comments

A YOUNG Tralee soccer fan will always remember his first trip to see his favourite team, after he interviewed a club legend for his video blog. Zach Garvey is an 11 year old student in Scoil Eoin Ballooonagh who went to Anfield a couple of weeks ago with his dad […]

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Member of the IT Tralee events Society Committee are Conor O'Brien- Secretary, Zahra Al Saedi, PRO, Gerard, Denis O'Connor, Chairperson, Stephen Glacken, Treasurer.

ITT Students Get Their Legs Out For ‘Strictly Come Waxing’

February 24, 2017 at 10:42 am 0 comments

THE ITT Events Society are holding a charity ‘Strictly Come Waxing’ night on Thursday March 2, at Fabrik, Tralee. The event kicks off at 8.30pm and is being held in aid of The Irish Cancer Society and sounds like a lot of fun…if seeing people squeal in pain is your […]

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Over 10,500 Votes Already Cast For Connect Hair And Beauty Awards

Over 10,500 Votes Already Cast For Connect Hair And Beauty Awards

February 24, 2017 at 10:39 am 0 comments

PEOPLE have been voting in their thousands for nominees in an upcoming awards ceremony to honour workers in the Kerry hair and beauty salons. The inaugural Connect Kerry Hair And Beauty Awards take place on Sunday, March 12 from 3pm in The Rose Hotel and the event is close to […]

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Make-A-Wish Look For Tralee Volunteers For ‘Wish Day’

Make-A-Wish Look For Tralee Volunteers For ‘Wish Day’

February 24, 2017 at 10:39 am 0 comments

MAKE-A-WISH Ireland made eight lifetime memories for sick children and their families in Kerry last year and they need 65 local volunteers on a day next month to continue this amazing work. The local volunteers are needed in Kerry towns on Wish Day, which takes place on Friday, March 31, to celebrate and […]

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Last Chance For Kerry Filmmakers To Enter Shorts For Youth Film Festival

Last Chance For Kerry Filmmakers To Enter Shorts For Youth Film Festival

February 24, 2017 at 10:33 am 0 comments

FIRST Cut! Youth Film Festival 2017 is back for the 8th year running and Kerry filmmakers have just days to submit their entry. The festival which takes place from April 27 to 29, will provide young filmmakers with an opportunity to screen their films and bring them together in a great festival atmosphere. […]

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The happy group at the Easter Egg Hunt in aid of Barnardos at Ballygarry House Hotel on Sunday. Photo by Domnick Walsh

Last Chance To Get Tickets To Ballygarry’s Charity Easter Egg Hunt

February 23, 2017 at 2:46 pm 0 comments

THE 7th Annual Charity Easter Egg Hunt will take place in the gardens of Ballygarry House Hotel and Spa on Easter Sunday April 16. The hotel will be the setting for a choc-filled family day out, with Easter Bunny on hand to help the little ones in their search for the […]

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Volunteers Marie and Merv preparing for the Coffee and Adoption Morning on Friday. Photo by Lisa O'Mahony.

Coffee And Adoption Morning at Sera Husky And Animal Rescue Tralee

February 22, 2017 at 3:11 pm 0 comments

SERA Husky and Animal Rescue are holding a coffee and adoption morning in their Charity Shop on Rock Street, this Saturday, February 25, at 12 noon. This event will raise funds for the Rescue Charity, and hopefully home a number of animals currently up for adoption. The dogs will be present […]

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