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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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The DIL Tralee Committee members Pat Turner, Mairead McMahon, Martin Brosnan, Marilyn O'Shea, Gillian Goggin Anne O'Shea, and Aidan O'Sullivan releasing lanterns at the Kerry Launch of Darkness Into Light on Tuesday. Photo by Lisa O'Mahony.

Darkness Into Light Kerry Launch Lights Up Tralee Wetlands

April 5, 2017 at 2:33 pm Comments are Disabled

THE Kerry launch of Darkness Into Light took place at Tralee Bay Wetlands on Tuesday night. The launch was kicked off with a few words from Pieta House Chief Clinical Officer, Cindy O’Connor, where she thanked everyone for supporting Pieta House. The guests were then invited to release lighting ‘lanterns of […]

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WATCH: The Gooch Gets ‘The Shawshank’ Treatment

WATCH: The Gooch Gets ‘The Shawshank’ Treatment

April 5, 2017 at 10:30 am Comments are Disabled

ANYONE who’s familiar with the classic movie, ‘The Shawshank Redemption’, might like this. Impersonator Aidan Tierney is obviously a big fan of Colm Cooper as he mimics Morgan Freeman’s character, Red’s dialogue from the famous prison flick for this tribute to the footballing genius. Uploaded around midnight last night, it’s already received […]

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Ruadhrí Mac Amhlaoibh, Liam Ó Múirí, Stiofán Ó Fearail, Daithí Ó Ruaidh, Keith Ó Briain, Kevin Shorthall, Caitlín Nic Giollaghunna and Faith Peskett at the Seo Linn Concert at the Rose Hotel on Tuesday. Photo by Lisa O'Mahony.

PHOTOS: Gaelcholáiste Chiarraí Students Enjoy Concert By Seo Linn

April 5, 2017 at 9:35 am Comments are Disabled

GAELCHOLÁISTE Chiarraí Students enjoyed a concert by the Irish Band, Seo Linn, in the Rose Hotel on Tuesday. Seo Linn are a new, young, Irish band that have a passion for the Irish language. They sing original songs but also do a powerful take on some contemporary songs. Not only […]

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Kerry team trainer Eamonn Fitzmaurice and footbaler James O'Donoghue took time out from training this week for one big push for the Kerry Expo which takes place in the INEC, Killarney on Sunday next April 9th.
The Kerry EXPO It is one of the largest business gatherings in the county where SME’s, Entrepreneurs, Large Industry, State & Semi State bodies meet in a social, fun and interactive environment which will attract people to come and work in Kerry.
Photo shows Kerry trainer, Eamonn Fitzmaurice,  Kerry footballer James O'Donoghue with Karie Larkin, Astellas Killorglin and Sinead Delaney, Enercon with an old Ford Car at the Kerry EXPO push at Fitzgerald Stadium this week.
Photo: Don MacMonagle

repro free photo from Kerry EXPO.
furthe information: liz.maher@kerryexpo.ie 

PRESS RELEASE: 
Kerry kicks off a very different type of celebration this year and this festive style business event has something for everyone! The Kerry EXPO takes place on April 9th in the INEC and the entire event promises fun, activity and a stellar line up of family entertainment.  Over 130 businesses will exhibit and the entertainment programme includes, 9ft Robot Ted, Storm Troopers, 6ft Robot Bumble Bee, Magic Shows, The Tall Gent, Drum dancing, Active Kingdom’s drop Zone and red ball wipe out and that’s just the start.

In a bid to stimulate interest and advancement in STEM projects, Kerry based companies and organisations have actively taken steps to encourage children to participate in fun and interactive STEM based workshops. Kids can avail of 3 different programmes, The Wacky Science Pod hosted by Astellas, Designer minds –Engineering & Sphero Robot Race and Circus Workshops with Malachy Kelly. Astellas are offering a €500 School Prize fund and prize of a “Class Trip” to the company in Killorglin and an individual “Student Prize of €50” The competitions will be held at the EXPO on April 9th and registration for workshops is advisable for more details go to Kerryexpo.ie

Meanwhile in the lead up to the event , the EXPO supporting partners and sponsors together Spin South West are offering Secondary Students, an opportunity to win a €500 prize for the winner of the “Why Kerry” story. Secondary students are asked to take a 30sec video of what they most love about living in Kerry and with parental permission, post their video to public youtube and submit the link with their contact details to info@kerryexpo.ie. The winner will be announced at the EXPO.

The GAA’s  Scoretactix on the mini indoor Astro Turf pitch will no doubt attract budding Kerry players. Kids and teenagers will be challenged to score against top goal keepers in a test of skill. GAA have promised lots of prizes and giveaways so don’t be late!

Meanwhile Moms, Dads and grandparents can check out the vintage cars & tractor, or get some tips from the Supervalu Cooking demos and savour some food tastings from the food academy and tipple or two from Celtic Whiskey bar and ladder. The Bon Secours Hospital is offering an amazing list of Free Health checks and will have qualified staff at hand throughout the day. But let’s not forget about the fashion!. Yep it’s a fashion throwback, taking styles and looks from the Vintage and Hollywood era. This show is more performance than runway and features clothing & accessories from Goose, Formerly Yours, Karyn Moriarty, Rebeka Wall, Cathy Troth and sponsor - House of Weddings, Tralee.

The EXPO showcases business, sport, lifestyle, entertainment and recruitment across the entire county. Major industries in collaboration with sponsoring bodies and the sporting industry are set to drive the message, that Kerry is open for business and this county offers an unbeatable life style coupled with career advancement and low cost of living. Collaborative efforts from diverse sectors means, there’s no doubt that Kerry has the ability to steer its own economic growth engine and we are entering into an era of confidence and upturn.

Organiser’s of the Kerry EXPO say the goal here is to highlight the county’s many social and commercial offerings. It is designed to allow companies of all sizes to integrate, while at the same time connect and engage with the Kerry community in a fun and interactive environment. Corporations, industries and organisations across Kerry have collaborated with the GAA and IFA to raise awareness with regards to the social and commercial aspects of the county, in a bid to repopulate both the playing fields and the vacant job positions. The promotion of Kerry as the place to live, work and study is very much showcased as employers and exhibiting organisations believe that Kerry, above other counties, is blessed with both quality of life,  career opportunities and low cost of living. Pressure is mounting to attract trade, investment, employment and suitable individuals to fill job vacancies, as these are identified as the key drivers of growth, particularly in rural Kerry.

Director of Kerry EXPO, Liz Maher says that “Events like this are extremely costly both from a financial and resource commitment. The support extended by the management team, supporting partners and financial sponsors and sponsors in kind, has been truly amazing. Together major companies, organisations and institutions have contributed greatly, allowing us to bring a day of celebration to Kerry, while at the same time keeping costs at affordable levels for smaller businesses. Contributions & sponsorship has facilitated inclusion and support for small and start-up companies and allowed them to contribute to the greater business community. Even in a time when most large companies are expanding their own horizons they have been generous with both their time and commitment. We are delighted with the collaborative efforts made by all concerned and all have been extremely accommodating and engaging in every aspect of the event. Equally we are extremely lucky to have companies that have a willingness to give back to their community and strong organisations and institutions that are willing to collaborate, sponsor & indeed support an event like the EXPO”. For registration and further details go to: kerryexpo.ie
Further Details: Contact…… Liz Maher 087 950 5998

Kerry EXPO Set To Attract Thousands To INEC This Sunday

April 5, 2017 at 9:21 am Comments are Disabled

A BUSINESS event with a great family entertainment element featuring something for everyone takes place this Sunday and huge crowds are expected to attend. The Kerry EXPO takes place on April 9 in the INEC and the entire event promises fun, activity and a stellar line up of family entertainment. Over […]

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Amie Griffin, Celene Moloney, Olutayo Olaitan, and Anne Mansur at the Launch of the Tír na nÓg Family Festival on Monday. Photo by Lisa O'Mahony.

Three Fantastic Events For Children On The Way This Easter At Tír Na nÓg Festival

April 4, 2017 at 12:07 pm Comments are Disabled

EASTER is coming and it’s bringing loads of fun in the shape of the Tír na nÓg festival. Tralee Chamber Alliance is organising three events during the children’s festival, from which all profits raised will go to charity. It starts off on Friday, April 14 with Fun at the Playdium from 11am – 1pm. […]

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Events Planned In Tralee For ‘Culture Day’ This Easter

Events Planned In Tralee For ‘Culture Day’ This Easter

April 3, 2017 at 1:19 pm Comments are Disabled

AS part of Creative Ireland, the new cultural initiative aimed at promoting wellbeing and participation through creativity, an annual ‘Culture Day’ will get its first outing this coming Easter Monday, April 17. Events are taking place across the country, including Kerry.  Kerry County Council, working in partnership with the creative […]

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Girls Invited To Apply For Rosebud Roles In This Year’s Festival

Girls Invited To Apply For Rosebud Roles In This Year’s Festival

April 3, 2017 at 9:35 am 1 comment

THE Rose of Tralee organisers are expecting a flurry of entries this week when girls aged 6 to 10 (and their parents) begin to download Rose Bud application forms for this year’s festival. Each lucky Rose Bud will be twinned with a Rose, take part in two parades, attend an exclusive […]

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PHOTOS: #Tralee On Social Media This Week

PHOTOS: #Tralee On Social Media This Week

April 2, 2017 at 11:29 am Comments are Disabled

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)… Well done to these ladies… @MakeAWish_ie some great volunteering work […]

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Siobhan Ní Mhathúna, Meadowlands Hotel; Michelle Diggins, Ballygarry House Hotel; Heather McIver, Meadowlands Hotel and Michele King, The Rose Hotel at the launch of the new Tralee tourism information booklet at the Ashe Memorial Hall on Friday evening. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: New Booklet Promoting All That’s Great About Tralee Launched

April 2, 2017 at 11:25 am Comments are Disabled

A NEW 52-page tourism information booklet aimed at encouraging people to visit Kerry’s capital town for business or pleasure, has been launched by Mayor of Tralee, Cllr Terry O’Brien. The booklet, which is packed with information about local accommodation, hospitality, indoor and outdoor attractions, festivals, events and leisure activities, is effectively an […]

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Angela Ring O'Donoghue, Gemma Ring and Noreen Ring of Munster Joinery  at the Business Leaders Ball at Ballygarry House Hotel on Thursday night. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Business Leaders Have A Ball In Ballygarry

April 1, 2017 at 10:14 am Comments are Disabled

A CELEBRATION of business took place in Ballygarry House Hotel on Thursday, with around 190 people in attendance. The IT Tralee Business Leaders Ball is the annual opportunity for businesses in Kerry to celebrate the achievements made during the previous year. The event supported by EY and hosted by the […]

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Karina Nagle, Chloe O'Connor, Kayla O'Connor, Eleanor O'Connor and Lauren O'Connor  at the annual Kerry Foxhound Hunt Club Social at The Rose Hotel on Friday night. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Kerry Foxhound Club Enjoys Annual Social In The Rose Hotel

April 1, 2017 at 10:13 am Comments are Disabled

AROUND 190 members of the Kerry Foxhound Hunt Club gathered in The Rose Hotel on Friday night for their annual social. The club, which was formed in 2010, draws its members from Kerry and Cork and they enjoyed a wonderful night starting with a drinks reception and trad music from […]

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Fundraiser To Help Tina McElligott Get The Treatment She Needs

Fundraiser To Help Tina McElligott Get The Treatment She Needs

April 1, 2017 at 10:11 am Comments are Disabled

A FUNDRAISING Children’s Disco will be held on the April 9, from 4pm to 6.30pm, at McHales Function room in Causeway, to help Tina McElligott. Sixteen-year-old Tina from Kilflynn suffers from Alpers, a degenerative neurological disorder that slowly diminishes a person’s quality of life because of the seizures and the […]

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They look happy to get over this obstacle at the Banna Beast Challenge on Saturday. Photo by Dermot Crean

Four Things To Do This Weekend

March 31, 2017 at 1:51 pm Comments are Disabled

Events are thin on the ground this weekend, but there’s still stuff to get up to… Saturday 1. Fun at the INEC… The first ever Kerry Comic Con is coming to the INEC Killarney on Saturday and Sunday and actors behind some of the biggest adventure movies from Hollywood will be attending the […]

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Silwia Jonczyk at the students' Art and Crafts exhibition on Thursday night in Kerry College of Further Education. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Talented Students Showcase Art At KCFE

March 31, 2017 at 11:52 am Comments are Disabled

THE work of a talented bunch of students was on show up in Kerry College of Further Education on Thursday evening. The QQI Level 5 Art, Craft and Design Post Leaving Certificate students held an inspiring and interesting Art and Craft Exhibition at the Clash college. The one year course is run by Mary […]

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Girls just wanna have fun at the KDYS Youth Day in the INEC.

PHOTOS: Over 1,400 Enjoy KDYS Youth Day

March 31, 2017 at 9:48 am Comments are Disabled

A TRULY amazing day was had by nearly 1,400 teenagers on Sunday at the annual KDYS Youth Day in Killarney INEC. This event has been running for over 40 years and sees the involvement of KDYS youth club members, along with hundreds of volunteers from across the Diocese of Kerry. […]

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Tralee-Based Author’s Forthcoming Book To Be Inspired By Joanne O’Riordan

Tralee-Based Author’s Forthcoming Book To Be Inspired By Joanne O’Riordan

March 30, 2017 at 10:02 am 1 comment

A TRALEE-BASED author launched his third children’s book on Monday, in the scenic surroundings of  An Clochán National School at the foot​ of Mount Brandon where the book is set. ‘Gravespeakers: Crispin’ is the third book in the series by Anthony Garvey – the others are Gravespeakers: Maria and Gravespeakers: Ruth […]

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Gok Wan is on his way to Newcastlewest next month.

Gok Wan To Host Glamorous Fashion Event This Easter

March 29, 2017 at 1:21 pm Comments are Disabled

FAMOUS celebrity stylist and award winning TV favourite, Gok Wan is coming around these parts soon with his Fashion Brunch Club. He will be getting up close and personal with his fans at a glamorous event on Easter Saturday, April 15, in Newcastlewest, less than an hour from Tralee, where he will […]

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The Search Is On For The 2017 Kerry Rose

The Search Is On For The 2017 Kerry Rose

March 29, 2017 at 10:44 am 1 comment

THE 2016 Kerry Rose Danielle O’Sullivan joined forces with Honor Hurley, Kerry Rose Centre Coordinator and Jonathan Collins, General Manager of the Ballyroe Heights Hotel to launch the search for the 2017 Kerry Rose. This year’s Kerry Rose Selection takes place on June 2 at the Kerry Rose’s sponsor hotel – […]

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Tabita Kolesarova, a student of the QQI Level 5 Art, Craft and Design Course at KCFE, Tralee, getting ready for Thursday's exhibition.

Students To Show Work At KCFE Art And Craft Exhibition

March 28, 2017 at 12:56 pm Comments are Disabled

STUDENTS up in Kerry College of Further Education are preparing to show their talents to the public at an exhibition this week. The QQI Level 5 Art, Craft and Design Post Leaving Certificate students are currently putting the finishing touches to what promises to be a very inspiring and interesting Art and […]

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John Drummey, Johnny Wall, Rick Leonard, Michael Gaffney and Martin Brosnan awarding Marilyn O'Shea and Hannah O'Shea, Darkness Into Light, the Most Topical at the St Patrick's Day Parade Awards at the Abbey Inn on Monday. Photo by Lisa O'Mahony.

PHOTOS: Prizes Awarded For Best St Patrick’s Day Parade Entrants

March 28, 2017 at 12:38 pm Comments are Disabled

ON Monday night at The Abbey Inn, the organisers of this year’s St Patrick’s Day Parade in Tralee presented awards to the parade’s best participants. Prizes were presented to three groups who were the Most Colourful, Most Entertaining and Most Topical in this year’s parade. The Most Topical award went to the […]

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Tralee Florists Among Winners In Window Display Competition

Tralee Florists Among Winners In Window Display Competition

March 28, 2017 at 12:03 pm Comments are Disabled

A TRALEE florist was among the winners in a window dressing competition held during Seachtain Na Gaeilge. The Fuinneog is Gaelaí competition, was a great success again as part of the event and seventeen businesses/shops/groups took part in the contest. The fruits of their labour can be seen by clicking here. The […]

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Edwina O'Driscoll, Kara Kerins and Trish Corcoran at the Kerins O'Rahillys GAA Strictly Come Dancing event at the Brandon Hotel on Saturday night. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: All The Style From Kerins O’Rahillys ‘Strictly’ Event (Part 3)

March 27, 2017 at 11:40 am Comments are Disabled

THE dust is settling now after a fun-filled weekend for all associated with the Kerins O’Rahillys GAA Club. Their first ever Strictly Come Dancing event was a huge success attended by over 1,000 people in the Brandon Hotel. We’ve brought you the winners and the style from the event (click […]

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Liz Kelly Regan, Bridget Quirke Doherty, Martina O'Brien O'Donoghue, Pauline McCarthy O'Donoghue, Dyanne Wallace O'Shea and Tracy Bolger at the Kerins O'Rahillys GAA Strictly Come Dancing event at the Brandon Hotel on Saturday night. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Night Of Entertainment And Style At Strand Road’s ‘Strictly’ (Part 2)

March 26, 2017 at 1:16 pm Comments are Disabled

THE last time over 1,000 people attended a Kerins O’Rahillys event in The Brandon was 14 years ago at a gala dinner to celebrate the club’s last county senior football title success a few months before. Well many of that team were back in the venue last night for a night filled […]

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PHOTOS: #Tralee On Social Media This Week

PHOTOS: #Tralee On Social Media This Week

March 26, 2017 at 11:34 am Comments are Disabled

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)… We haven’t had one from the golf club for a […]

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The Chef’s Table: Retro Dishes With Renewed Appeal

The Chef’s Table: Retro Dishes With Renewed Appeal

March 26, 2017 at 11:32 am Comments are Disabled

Mark Doe of ‘Just Cooking’ cookery school in Firies, has some dishes you may be familiar with but are well worth revisiting… Due to the great feedback from the last time we ran these recipes, I thought it would be good to cover it again. I love food memories of […]

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Ogie Moran and Eileen O'Shea performing in the Kerins O'Rahillys GAA Strictly Come Dancing. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Over 1,000 People Wowed By Kerins O’Rahillys Strictly Come Dancing

March 26, 2017 at 11:14 am Comments are Disabled

THEY were some movers last night! The inaugural Kerins O’Rahillys GAA Strictly Come Dancing took place in the Brandon Hotel and it was an incredible success with well over 1,000 people in attendance. Kerry GAA legend, Ogie Moran, showed he’s a nifty mover off the field too, when he and dance […]

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Churchill GAA's 'Strictly Come Dancing' Contestants. Photo by Lisa O'Mahony.

PHOTOS: Meet The Churchill GAA ‘Strictly Come Dancing’ Contestants

March 25, 2017 at 10:41 am Comments are Disabled

THE Oyster Tavern was the place to be for Churchill GAA faithful on Friday night, as their first ‘Strictly Come Dancing’  event was officially launched. The dancers were introduced to those present, who had a chance to purchase tickets – which will soon be like gold dust – for the […]

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Shannon McInerney (ProPlan Property Management) Catriona Kennedy, Rose McGrath and Marcella Daly (Kingdom Crash Repairs) contestants in the Kerins O'Rahillys GAA Club 'Strictly Come Dancing' event. Photo by Dermot Crean

Eight Things To Do Around Tralee This Weekend

March 24, 2017 at 9:49 am Comments are Disabled

Rejoice! It’s Friday. Dancing, beautifying, hurling and Mother’s Day are among the things to see, do and celebrate over the weekend, in and around Tralee… Friday 1. Get Exposéd… Exposé Beauty Lounge is the place to be on Friday night. The salon at Mounthawk is opening a new upstairs treatment room with former Rose of Tralee, Maria […]

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at the ITT Ball in the Ballyroe Heights Hotel on Wednesday night. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Glamour From The IT Tralee College Ball At Ballyroe

March 23, 2017 at 11:15 am Comments are Disabled

AROUND 250 people glammed up on Wednesday night for the IT Tralee College Ball at the Ballyroe Heights Hotel. There was a James Bond theme to this year’s event with Martinis upon arrival courtesy of Students Union, while there were no doubt a few guests shaken and stirred by the end […]

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