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Aaron McLarnon (Toymaker), Mike Lynch (Caractacus Potts) David Lynch (Jeremy Potts), Janna Foley (Truly Scrumptious), Fiona O'Connor (Jemima Potts) and Padraig Harrington (The Childcatcher) at rehearsals for Chitty Chitty Bang Bang at Siamsa Tíre on Monday night. Photo by Dermot Crean

Tralee Musical Society Picked Up An Award Last Night

June 16, 2019 at 11:20 am Comments are Disabled

THE Association of Irish Musical Societies (AIMS) awards took place last night at the INEC in Killarney and Tralee Musical Society picked up an award. Tralee MS was being nominated in four categories — Best Programme for “The Wiz”, Best Technical “Chitty Chitty Bang Bang”, Best Stage Management – Des Hurley “Chitty Chitty […]

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Niall Myers with Cody at Féile na mBláth on Saturday afternoon. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Huge Crowds For Féile Na mBláth…And It Continues Today

June 16, 2019 at 11:05 am Comments are Disabled

IT was fantastic to see the huge crowds in the Town Park on Saturday for the Féile na mBláth. The forecast was for occasional showers, but it stayed dry all day and the sun even made an appearance the odd time which made for a lovely atmosphere all day. The […]

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Get Set For An 80s Night To Remember At The Dome

June 15, 2019 at 11:05 am Comments are Disabled

LAST year, hundreds of party people converged on The Dome on the Saturday night of the Festival for the sold out Oktoberfest night. While some were dressed in lederhosen and traditional German garb, they were veritable hipsters compared to what you can expect this year in the Dome on the […]

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Ultan Dillane showing his support for the challenge.

The Day Has Arrived For The Tralee Nun Challenge

June 15, 2019 at 10:59 am Comments are Disabled

THE day has arrived and everyone is encouraged to get down to the Town Park this evening for the Tralee Nun Challenge in the Town Park. The event, organised by the Tralee Rowing Club in conjunction with Pieta House, is looking for at least 1,500 nuns to turn up at […]

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Bring The Family Down To Féile Na mBláth This Weekend

Bring The Family Down To Féile Na mBláth This Weekend

June 15, 2019 at 10:55 am Comments are Disabled

IT’S the weekend and Féile na mBláth is here once again. With flower displays, dog shows, street theatre, family entertainment and much more, the organisers of the festival in Tralee Town Park are all set for two days of fun. The forecast is for showers, but not sustained periods of rain, […]

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Summer Stars Reading Programme Begins Again At Tralee Library

Summer Stars Reading Programme Begins Again At Tralee Library

June 14, 2019 at 12:14 pm Comments are Disabled

THE Summer Stars Reading Adventure begins in your local library on this Saturday, June 15. Each year Kerry Library runs free summer reading programmes for primary school children to promote literacy development during the holidays and to encourage readers and not so regular readers to engage with books. Each child […]

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Billy Ryle with MC for the evening Kerry O'Shea and former editor of The Kerryman Declan Malone who launched Billy's book, 'Christian Brotherly Love' at Tralee Library on Thursday evening. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Billy’s Book Launched At Tralee Library

June 14, 2019 at 9:10 am Comments are Disabled

THERE was a large turnout for the launch of a new book by a local author in Tralee Library on Wednesday night. Launched by former editor of The Kerryman, Declan Malone, Billy Ryle’s new novel ‘Christian Brotherly Love’ is a fictional novel set in the 1950’s and 1960’s and is the […]

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Family Fun Day At Kelliher’s Rathass To Raise Funds For Down Syndrome Ireland

Family Fun Day At Kelliher’s Rathass To Raise Funds For Down Syndrome Ireland

June 13, 2019 at 3:16 pm Comments are Disabled

KELLIHER’S Mace shop in Rathass will host a HB Ice Cream Funday in aid of Down Syndrome Ireland on this Friday afternoon between 2pm and 6pm. It coincides with the official unveiling of their new look shop. There’ll be face-painting, a magician, a balloon modeller, a DJ, food tastings and […]

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Brothers Hoping For A Big Turnout Tomorrow For Clean-Up At Tralee Bay/Canal

June 13, 2019 at 12:46 pm Comments are Disabled

THREE young siblings will be joined by the public, members of the business community and new Kerry Rose Sally Ann Leahy tomorrow (Friday) for the next Tralee Bay Clean up. Nine year old twins Evan and Alex and their 12 year-old brother Dylan Nealon from Lixnaw have been spearheading a campaign […]

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WATCH: Tralee Club’s Video Need Views In X-Hale Video Competition

WATCH: Tralee Club’s Video Need Views In X-Hale Video Competition

June 13, 2019 at 11:06 am Comments are Disabled

A TRALEE Óg-Ógras Club is among three Kerry entries needing your views in this year’s Irish Cancer Society X-Hale Competition. Club Óg-Ógras Thrá Lí have submitted ‘Moladh an Dochtúra’ (Doctor’s Orders) in the competition designed to highlight the dangers associated with smoking. Other Kerry Óg-Ógras Clubs, which promote the use […]

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Mary Harris, Sean Harris, Mike McDonnell, Martina McDonnell and Fiona Kirby at the 'Arrival Of Summer' celebration at Kirby's Brogue Inn on Wednesday night. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Celebrating The Arrival Of Summer Tourism At Kirby’s Brogue Inn

June 13, 2019 at 8:39 am Comments are Disabled

AS they have done for the past number of years, Fiona and Kevin from Kirby’s Brogue Inn  invited people involved in the tourism industry in Tralee, to an ‘Arrival Of Summer’ celebration on Wednesday night. The hosts laid on a wonderful spread of food and music came from the young […]

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Art And Photography Exhibitions To Take Place Next Week

June 12, 2019 at 12:05 pm Comments are Disabled

THOSE of you with an interest in art and photography may be interested in two separate exhibitions taking place in town next week. The Tralee Art Group are holding their ‘Identity’ exhibition on Thursday, June 2o at 3pm in the Baile Mhuire Day Care Centre. Curated by artist, Rebecca O’Carroll, it […]

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Pedestrianized Tralee in the 80's

PHOTOS: Local Photographer Compiles A Boxset Of His Books For Father’s Day

June 12, 2019 at 9:19 am Comments are Disabled

IF you’re still searching for a Father’s Day gift, then a well-known Tralee photographer John Cleary has an ideal solution. He has gathered his three books of press photos and stories, covering his decades a photographer for The Kerryman, into a boxset for the cut price of €49. ‘Through The […]

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WATCH: Kerry School Makes Final Of RSA Competition, But They Need Your Vote

WATCH: Kerry School Makes Final Of RSA Competition, But They Need Your Vote

June 12, 2019 at 9:15 am Comments are Disabled

A CASTLEISLAND school has made the final five of the Road Safety Association’s Safe Cross Code Dance Competition 2019. The nationwide competition drew a large amount of entries, but now that the pupils in Murie Gan Smal NS made the shortlist, they really need your vote to help them win […]

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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

Final Preparations In Place For Ardfert NS Fundraiser This Saturday

June 12, 2019 at 9:14 am Comments are Disabled

IT’S just days to go and all at Ardfert National School are hoping its ‘Night At The Dogs’ fundraiser will be a great success this Saturday, June 15. There will be 10 races on the night including a novelty children’s relay race.  Face-painting will add to the colour of the […]

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Sasha Simpoies, Olivia Whelton, Tijana Arsenic and Sadhbh O'Shea at the Kerry Rose Selection on Saturday at the Ballyroe Heights Hotel. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Supporting The Kerry Rose Contestants From All Over The County (Part 2)

June 9, 2019 at 2:56 pm Comments are Disabled

TraleeToday.ie’s coverage of the Kerry Rose Selection 2019 is brought to you by AIB Tralee… THEY came from all over the county to support the contestants at the Ballyroe Heights Hotel. From Tarbert to Waterville, they brought banners and loud cheers for the 17 contestants vying for the Kerry Rose […]

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PHOTOS: #Tralee On Social Media This Week

PHOTOS: #Tralee On Social Media This Week

June 9, 2019 at 2:52 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… The nuns are coming… We caught up with @thephotojim today. Think he may just win the prize for “most hairy nun” next […]

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Pubs/Restaurants To Give Promotions For Participants In Tralee Nun Challenge

Pubs/Restaurants To Give Promotions For Participants In Tralee Nun Challenge

June 9, 2019 at 2:11 pm Comments are Disabled

WITH less than a week to go, the countdown is truly on for the Tralee Nun Challenge next Saturday in the Town Park. Businesses around town are doing their bit too to encourage people to take part in the event attempting to break the Guinness World Record of the largest gathering […]

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Aileen Mahony, Therese Carroll, Mairead Enright, Catherine Leen and Lisa McCarthy at the University Hospital Kerry Sports and Social Club barbecue in Benner's Hotel on Friday night. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Staff From University Hospital Kerry Enjoy Barbecue At Benners

June 8, 2019 at 1:19 pm Comments are Disabled

THE stylish surroundings of The Courtyard in Benner’s was the venue once again for a fun night out for staff of University Hospital Kerry last night. The hospital’s Sports and Social Club organised the event at the hotel for the second year in a row and around 12o people enjoyed […]

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Kerry GAA Stars To Turn Out For ‘Night Of Champions’

Kerry GAA Stars To Turn Out For ‘Night Of Champions’

June 6, 2019 at 2:43 pm Comments are Disabled

The Annual Kerry GAA Night of Champions will take place on Friday, June 14, at the Kingdom Greyhound Stadium Tralee with an evening of entertainment promised for all attending. The feature race is once again the “Race of Champions” sponsored for the first time by Navillus with €15,000 to the […]

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Bernie Nelon Tralee Flower and Garden Club , Frank Hayes Kerry Group ,  Ann O’Sullivan Tralee Flower and Garden Club and Jean Foley
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Pictured at the launch in Tralee’s town park were some of the  Organisers of the Feile na mBláth at The Park Festival in Tralee Town Park are Blooming up a Storm this June to announce their biggest entries in the 12 years of the Flowers & Garden aspect of the Festival.  Chairwoman of Tralee Flower and Garden Club Ann O’Sullivan 
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The Organisers of the Feile na mBláth at The Park Festival in Tralee Town Park are Blooming up a Storm this June to announce their biggest entries in the 12 years of the Flowers & Garden aspect of the Festival.  Chairwoman of Tralee Flower and Garden Club Ann O’Sullivan is delighted with the feedback they have received so far which is up on previous years. “ There is great interest in this years Classes with entries stronger than ever and with our new Junior Kids Classes we just hope we will have enough space within the Bloom Room in the Kerry Group Marquee to fit all the entrants.”

This years Festival will take place on Saturday 15th and Sunday 16th  of June in the town park and thanks to the Kerry County Council Community Support Fund and Kerry Group the Festival will once again be 100% Free which will see the return of the traditional elements such as the Flower Displays, Dog Shows, Street Theatre, Drum Circles, Emergency Services, Recitals & Performances, Busking, Vintage Cars, Community Garden, the Food & Craft Village and of course complemented by the other weekend activities such as the Park Runs and Art in the Park.
The Highlights at this year’s Festival will see the return of over 30 Reenactors from Deise Medieval from Waterford who will be camping, working and battling in the Park throughout the two days with more reenactors from Newcastlewest & Tralee. Saturday evening will see a world record attempt ‘Nun’s on the Run’ fundraising event presented by Tralee Rowling Club and Pieta House and the Festival will close on Sunday evening with a special performance by the cast of Turas from Ireland’s National Folk theatre Company, Siamsa Tíre which will be followed by a monster Céilí from Kerry’s own Uí Bhraiain.
Tralee Municipal District Manager, Michael Scannell, said the festival had become a key event in the calendar in Tralee. ‘This has grown into a wonderful community event which attracts many thousands of people to Tralee and Kerry County Council is delighted to support the Féile,’ he said.
Further information on all events can be see on the Festivals Facebook Page @parkfestivaltralee

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FURTHER INFO: Contact – Bryan Carr (Event Coordinator) 086 8389771 bryancarr7@live.com

Féile Na mBláth Returns With Biggest Line-Up Of Events Yet

June 6, 2019 at 11:10 am Comments are Disabled

WITH flower displays, dog shows, street theatre, family entertainment and much more, the organisers of the Feile na mBláth at The Park Festival in Tralee Town Park are ‘blooming up a storm’ for next week. This years Festival will take place on Saturday/Sunday, June 15/16 in the town park and thanks […]

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New Book From Local Author To Be Launched Next Week

New Book From Local Author To Be Launched Next Week

June 5, 2019 at 12:34 pm Comments are Disabled

FORMER Editor of The Kerryman, Declan Malone will launch Tralee native Billy Ryle’s new novel ‘Christian Brotherly Love’ at Kerry Library, Moyderwell, Tralee on Thursday,  June 13 at 7.30pm. This fictional novel set in the 1950’s and 1960’s introduces Barry Kyle, a member of a republican family, a talented Gaelic […]

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New Executive Director at Siamsa Tíre, Róisín McGarr.

New Executive Director Of Siamsa Tire Appointed

June 5, 2019 at 12:17 pm Comments are Disabled

SIAMSA TÍRE has announced the appointment of Róisín McGarr as the new Executive Director for Siamsa Tíre – Home to the National Folk Theatre of Ireland. The role of Executive Director will be to lead and manage Siamsa Tíre strategically into the future as a national cultural institution. The current […]

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PHOTOS: Meet The Kerry Rose 2019 Contestants

PHOTOS: Meet The Kerry Rose 2019 Contestants

June 5, 2019 at 11:46 am Comments are Disabled

THE Kerry Rose 2019 Selection Night is taking place in Ballyroe Heights Hotel this Saturday, so it’s about time you met the 18 ladies, hailing from all over the county, vying for the crown… ALISON McGALEY-  SPONSORED BY KERRY CORK HEALTH LINK BUS 23 year old Alison McGaley from Castleisland […]

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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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