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Dakotah Carter O'Flynn (Maggie), Darragh Doyle O'Brien (Maurice), Grace Starrett (Mary) and Ephrata Yosef (Mrs Madden)  in rehearsals for 'Big Maggie' on Thursday. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Powerful Performances As Mercy Mounthawk Stages ‘Big Maggie’

January 25, 2019 at 12:57 pm Comments are Disabled

THE latest production from Mercy Mounthawk Secondary School students opened last night in Siamsa Tire and audiences were very impressed by ‘Big Maggie’. Directed by Tony Behan, the students did John B. Keane’s classic justice with powerful performances from the cast and wonderful detail in the stage sets. The students […]

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The contestants in this year's Ballymac GAA Strictly Love Dancing.

Seven Things To Do Around Tralee This Weekend

January 25, 2019 at 9:19 am Comments are Disabled

It’s the last weekend in January and there’s a surprising amount to do over the next three days… Friday 1. Play time at Siamsa…  STUDENTS from Mercy Mounthawk are blowing audiences away with performances in their latest production at Siamsa Tire. ‘Big Maggie’ by John B Keane is directed by […]

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Chris Kent.

Blasket Comedy Club Hosts Chris Kent On Friday Night

January 24, 2019 at 10:34 am Comments are Disabled

FOR many, the first pay cheque of the year comes tomorrow, so why not stay in a good mood by enjoying a night out and some great comedy. The Blasket Comedy Club returns on Friday night with the first of three gigs taking place over the coming month in the […]

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Children pictured perfoming their songs during the 'Singathon' in Tralee during Cruinniu na Nog at the weekend.
Photo: Don MacMonagle

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Early Call Out To Plan Events For Cruinniú Na nÓg

January 24, 2019 at 10:33 am Comments are Disabled

Cruinniú na nÓg will take place all over Ireland later this year and the Arts Office at Kerry County Council would like to hear from communities, artists, schools, groups, community venues, arts and cultural organisations who would like to organise an event for young people. This is the national day […]

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‘The Gathering’ Is A Must For Traditional Music And Dance Lovers

‘The Gathering’ Is A Must For Traditional Music And Dance Lovers

January 24, 2019 at 10:29 am Comments are Disabled

IRISH music and dance enthusiasts from around the world will toe tap their way to Killarney next month for the 20th Gathering Traditional Festival. With concerts, céilís, sessions, music masterclasses, dance workshops and more – The Gathering is a celebration of the best of Irish culture. Headquartered at The Gleneagle […]

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Carmel Harrington.

Well Known Novelist For Free Literary Evening At The Rose Hotel

January 23, 2019 at 1:00 pm Comments are Disabled

IF you’re looking for something to do this evening, then a trip to The Rose Hotel could prove very entertaining. Well known novelist, Carmel Harrington is the second guest as part of the Listowel Writers Week’s free Literary Evenings at the hotel and she’ll be interviewed by Radio Kerry’s Deirdre […]

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Launching the 80s disco in aid of Kerry Cork Health Link Bus were, from left; Brenda Dyland, Kerry Cork Health Link Bus; Michele King, Director of Sales and Marketing The Rose Hotel; Aisling Foley, Sales Manager The Rose Hotel, Trish Kelly, Kerry Cork Health Link Bus and Mark Sullivan, General Manager of The Rose Hotel. Photo by Dermot Crean

Don’t Forget To Go Back To The 80s This Friday At The Rose Hotel

January 22, 2019 at 10:51 am Comments are Disabled

WITH ‘Blue Monday’ behind us, it’s time to look forward and improve our mood and you’ll have the perfect opportunity to do just that this Friday at The Rose Hotel. They will pull out all the stops to turn the Lee Suite into Spirals/Horans for one night only with the […]

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Judith Waugh, Padraig Harrington and Darach Gallagher rehearsing for 'Big Maggie' at Mercy Mounthawk. Photo by Dermot Crean

Mercy Mounthawk Students To Hit The Siamsa Stage For ‘Big Maggie’

January 22, 2019 at 10:50 am Comments are Disabled

STUDENTS from Mercy Mounthawk are about to take the stage this week for their latest production which promises to be another top-class offering from the school. ‘Big Maggie by John B Keane is directed by Tony Behan and it will be the 17th time the school has staged a play. […]

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Peggy Fitzgibbon from Kenmare, Co. Kerry has won €22,000 on last Saturdays 19th January 2019) National Lottery Winning Streak Game Show on RTE. Pictured here at the presentation of the winners cheques were from left to right: Marty Whelan, Winning Streak game show co-host; Peggy Fitzgibbon the winning player; Mari Hurley, CFO at the National Lottery and Sinead Kennedy, Winning Streak game show co-host. The winning ticket was bought from J.D. Sullivan & Sons, Main Street, Kenmare, C. Kerry. Pic: Mac Innes Photography

Kerry Woman Wins €22,000 On ‘Winning Streak’ Show

January 21, 2019 at 3:42 pm Comments are Disabled

A KERRY woman went on a €22,000 Winning Streak of her own when she appeared on the National Lottery game show on RTÉ One last Saturday. Peggie Fitzgibbon from Kenmare won €22,000 in cash from the show and revealed that she completely missed her name get pulled from the Winning […]

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PHOTOS: #Tralee On Social Media This Week

PHOTOS: #Tralee On Social Media This Week

January 20, 2019 at 10:51 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… Well done girls… Well done to all students who travelled to Killarney today for the Kerry Colleges Cross Country event. A special […]

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Beauty Skills And Apprenticeship Events At Kerry ETB Open Week

Beauty Skills And Apprenticeship Events At Kerry ETB Open Week

January 20, 2019 at 10:51 am Comments are Disabled

KERRY ETB Training Centre at Monavalley is holding its first ever Open Week from Monday, January 21 to Saturday, January 26 and there’s a It is a chance for parents, school leavers, job seekers, career changers, those who wish to re-skill or up-skill and guidance professionals to visit the Monavalley […]

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Pictured at the launch of the Swim for a Mile programme beginning February 4th at Tralee, Ballybunion and Killarney Sports & Leisure Complexes are from left; John Edwards, Swim Coach, Finbar Griffin, Manager, Tralee Sports & Leisure Complex, Kieran Kennelly, Swim Coach, Ballybunion Health & Leisure Centre, Córa Carrigg, Coordinator, Kerry Recreation & Sports Partnership (KRSP) and Martina Lawless, Programme Facilitator, Swim for a Mile. See www.kerryrecreationandsports.ie to sign up. Pic: Pauline Dennigan

Initiative To Get People To ‘Swim For A Mile’ At The Complex

January 19, 2019 at 11:34 am Comments are Disabled

THE ever-popular Swim for a Mile programme is back for 2019 and registrations are now open. Kerry Recreation & Sports Partnership (KRSP) in collaboration with Swim Ireland, Healthy Ireland and three public swimming pools in Kerry — including at the complex in Tralee — are offering a unique coaching programme for […]

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Steve Coogan and John C.  Reilly in 'Stan And Ollie'.

McCann At The Movies: Stan And Ollie Is a Funny, Emotionally-Charged Charm

January 19, 2019 at 11:31 am Comments are Disabled

John McCann says ‘Stan and Ollie’ is a brilliant bromantic biopic on Hollywood’s original comedic double act… ABBOTT and Costello, Morecambe and Wise, Bob Hope and Bing Crosby are all famous comedic duos that have the trailblazing works of a certain Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy to thank for paving […]

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Kerry Woman To Appear On Winning Streak This Saturday

January 16, 2019 at 1:17 pm Comments are Disabled

A KERRY woman will be hoping to go on a Winning Streak of her own when she appears on the National Lottery Winning Streak game show on RTE One this Saturday. Peggie Fitzgibbon from Kenmare only discovered she had been selected to appear on the iconic game show after she […]

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Blasket Comedy Club Returns With Three Great Stand-Up Shows

January 15, 2019 at 4:33 pm Comments are Disabled

TOP comedy acts are returning to Tralee over the next month with three shows on the way in The Blasket Bar on Castle Street. Having hosted such well known acts as Karl Spain and Bernard O’Shea late last year, acclaimed comedians Chris Kent, Shane Clifford and Eleanor Tiernan will perform […]

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Dynamos To Hold Fundraising Table Quiz At The Huddle Bar

Dynamos To Hold Fundraising Table Quiz At The Huddle Bar

January 15, 2019 at 1:34 pm Comments are Disabled

THERE isn’t much happening around this time of the year, but if you want to head out and test your general knowledge, then this might be for you. Tralee Dynamos FC are holding a table quiz this Thursday night in The Huddle Bar starting at 8.30pm. The event is a […]

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Sean Lyons of Listowel Writers Week with General Manager of The Rose Hotel, Mark Sullivan and Sales and Marketing Manager Aisling Foley looking forward to the Literary Evenings which begin this Wednesday. Photo by Dermot Crean

Free Literary Evenings Begin At The Rose Hotel This Wednesday

January 14, 2019 at 1:57 pm Comments are Disabled

THOSE winter nights will be brightened up at The Rose Hotel as they have teamed up with Listowel Writers Week for free Literary Evenings at the hotel. They are asking you to embrace your inner story-teller and revel in all things literary this January and February in the Kerry Suite […]

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PHOTOS: #Tralee On Social Media This Week

PHOTOS: #Tralee On Social Media This Week

January 13, 2019 at 11:44 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… A super achievement… Pictures from a memorable day for our 3 students at the BT young Scientist. Senior Group Category Winners Social […]

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McCann At The Movies: ‘Welcome To Marwen’ Is Well-Intentioned But Poorly Executed

McCann At The Movies: ‘Welcome To Marwen’ Is Well-Intentioned But Poorly Executed

January 12, 2019 at 11:36 am Comments are Disabled

John McCann says ‘Welcome To Marwen’ is a visually superb, well intentioned but poorly executed true story that will split audiences… Robert Zemeckis, director of such classics as Back to the Future and Forest Gump has in recent times taken to redeveloping the source material of some extraordinary documentaries as […]

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Jane Behan, Carmel Quirket, Kathleen O'Sullivan, Lorraine Hobbery and Amy O'Sullivan, participants in the upcoming Kerry Camogie 'Stars In Their Eyes' at the launch in The Forge Bar, Causeway, on Thursday night. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: ‘Stars In Their Eyes’ Night To Help Kerry Camogie

January 11, 2019 at 11:12 am Comments are Disabled

IT’S set to be a star-studded night of entertainment later this month when well-known faces from the north Kerry sporting fraternity take to the stage for ‘Stars In Their Eyes’. Taking the format of the well-known ITV show, 10 acts will take on the persona of famous music stars for […]

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At the launch of the Donal Walsh LiveLife Film Competition were, front from left; Filmmaker Lisa Fingleton of NEWKD (adjudicator), Elma Walsh of LiveLife, Mary Lucey, Principal of Kerry College of Further Education and Maurice Galway (adjudicator). Back from left; Eamonn Hickson of Radio Kerry; Jennifer Boyle of LiveLife Foundation; Ken Tobin of Tralee Chamber Alliance; Michaela Brosnan of KCFE; Margaret Kissane of Connect Publications and Aidan Kelly of Tralee Chamber Alliance. Photo by Dermot Crean

Entries Now Open For Donal Walsh Live Life Film Competition

January 11, 2019 at 9:40 am Comments are Disabled

THE National Live Life Film Competition for 2019 was officially launched on Thursday in Kerry College of Further Education and entries are now invited with the theme of “It All Works Out!” This is the 6th year of this hugely popular competition in memory of Tralee teenager Donal Walsh. The Competition aims […]

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Aisling Hogan, Andrea Kerins, Rachel Roche and Michelle Naughton at the Ballyroe Heights Hotel staff Christmas Party at Kirby's Brogue Inn on Wednesday night. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Well-Earned Night Out At The Brogue For Ballyroe Heights Hotel Staff

January 10, 2019 at 12:36 pm Comments are Disabled

AFTER hosting parties, weddings and debs balls over the Christmas and New Year period, the staff at Ballyroe Heights Hotel finally got a chance to get together for a night out on Wednesday. Over 50 of them gathered at Kirby’s Brogue Inn for a well-deserved night of great food and […]

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WATCH: Ardfert Woman’s Reaction To Great White Shark Near Australian Beach

WATCH: Ardfert Woman’s Reaction To Great White Shark Near Australian Beach

January 10, 2019 at 9:27 am Comments are Disabled

A VIDEO of an Irish woman’s reaction to a Great White Shark has been featured on a few websites this morning and she’s from Ardfert. A news channel in Sydney, Australia featured a segment about a person who uses drones to find sharks near beaches and Clare Dwyer from Ardfert […]

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Launching the Bon Jovee night in The Brandon were, in front; Brendan Ring, Audrey Reidy and Eileen Whelan. Back from left; Mike Leahy, Sean McCord, and Damian Greer of Bon Jovee, MC for the evening Brendan Fuller, Audrey Moran and Mary Lynch. Photo by Dermot Crean

Bon Jovee And Friends To Rock The Brandon At Fundraiser

January 9, 2019 at 3:49 pm Comments are Disabled

ROCK fans are set to flock to the Brandon Hotel Conference Centre next month for a night of music for three great causes. Local Bon Jovi tribute act, ‘Bon Jovee’ will be joined by Oracle and Mickey Joe Harte for the event on Saturday, February 16 which will help out […]

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Cois Lí Camera Club To Host Talk And Demonstration Evening

Cois Lí Camera Club To Host Talk And Demonstration Evening

January 9, 2019 at 10:19 am Comments are Disabled

COIS Lí Camera Club Tralee have announced that they have John Bermingham of ‘All That Can Be Productions’ coming to give a talk and demonstration at the club on Tuesday, January 15 at 7.30pm at The Greyhound Bar on Pembroke Street. They promise a fun, informative,  learning experience, but numbers […]

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Find The Right Career Path At Kerry ETB’s Open Week

Find The Right Career Path At Kerry ETB’s Open Week

January 8, 2019 at 4:48 pm Comments are Disabled

KERRY ETB Training Centre at Monavalley is holding its first ever Open Week from Monday, January 21 to Saturday, January 26. It is a chance for parents, school leavers, job seekers, career changers, those who wish to re-skill or up-skill and guidance professionals to visit the Monavalley campus and see […]

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Owen O'Shea and Gordon Revington, authors of a new book released this week.

Talk On North Kerry Politicians Of The Past 100 Years

January 8, 2019 at 10:31 am Comments are Disabled

THE north Kerry men and women who have made their mark on the national political stage over the past 100 years will be the focus of a talk by the authors of a new book at the Seanchaí Centre in Listowel on Thursday, 17th January at 8.00pm. The authors of […]

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Melissa Nix, Erica Quill, Kristine Porojan, Mags Lacey, Trish Moran, Laura Baker and Tricia Moran enjoying a night out for Women's Christmas at Benners Hotel. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Ladies Hit The Town For Women’s Christmas

January 7, 2019 at 10:36 am Comments are Disabled

IT fell on a Sunday this year, but ladies made the weekend their own as restaurants and bars hosted groups for Women’s Christmas. It’s a tradition mainly confined to Kerry and Cork, but one still well observed and businesses enjoyed a late festive season bonanza to end the Christmas festivities […]

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PHOTOS: #Tralee On Social Media This Week

PHOTOS: #Tralee On Social Media This Week

January 6, 2019 at 11:26 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… A great capture by John Ryle… Happy New Year 2019 to all our members, sponsors and followers (home and abroad) on Facebook, […]

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Participants of the Kerins O'Rahillys 10k run on Sunday morning. Photos by Lisa O'Mahony.

Local Man To Be Honoured At Kerins O’Rahillys Annual Race

January 5, 2019 at 11:26 am Comments are Disabled

THE Kerins O’Rahillys GAA Club 10k/5k race returns again later this month and this time it will honour a local man who has served the club and local community over the past 40 years. After 41 years teaching in Holy Family school, Francie Quill retired from his role as Deputy […]

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