Entertainment

Amy O'Connor (right) with Sharon O'Connor, John O'Connell and little Adam O'Connell. Photo by Dermot Crean

Community Rallies To Help Amy In The Face Of Upcoming Operation

April 4, 2015 at 12:48 pm Comments are Disabled

A COMMUNITY will get together next Thursday to help a young Tralee girl who is undergoing an operation on her brain next month. Twelve year old, Amy O’Connor from Cois Coille, will have an operation in the Beaumont Hospital, Dublin on May 7 to remove a cyst that has developed on […]

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Tralee Musicians Give It Their All On TG4 Show

Tralee Musicians Give It Their All On TG4 Show

April 4, 2015 at 12:48 pm Comments are Disabled

THREE Tralee musicians appeared on a TG4 talent show this week and received great praise from the judges. The Rhythm Method featuring John Buggy, Shane Murphy and John Moriarty were taking part in Busker Abú and got as far as the quarter-final of the competition thanks to some impassioned performances (see link […]

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Adam Hennessy and Maryanne Brassil in a scene from 'Antichrist' performed in Siamsa Tíre on Good Friday night. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Theatregoers Enter The World Of ‘Antichrist’ In Siamsa

April 4, 2015 at 10:09 am Comments are Disabled

A PLAY with dark themes attracted theatre-goers to Siamsa Tíre on Good Friday night for the premiere of ‘Antichrist’. The play was performed by the  Tralee-based ‘Free Radical Youth Theatre’ and didn’t disappoint those present for the premiere. With a story full of darkness, tension, black magic and strong language, ‘Antichrist’ […]

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At the St John of Gods 'I Have A Dream' musical on in Siamsa Tire were, from left: Teresa O'Brien, Joe Burkett, Brona Enright, Sharon O'Sullivan, Niamh O'Connor and Dan O'Connor. Photo by Gavin O'Connor.

PHOTOS: Big Musical Production From St John Of God Is A Hit In Siamsa

April 3, 2015 at 3:26 pm Comments are Disabled

IT was a couple of nights for St John of God services in Tralee as they performed ‘I Have A Dream’ musical in Siamsa Tire on Tuesday and Wednesday. Volunteers and clients at St John of God had been working hard together over the past few weeks to try and get everything […]

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New ‘Walk 4 Life’ Details Promise A Great Night Out For All

New ‘Walk 4 Life’ Details Promise A Great Night Out For All

April 3, 2015 at 11:52 am Comments are Disabled

  APRIL 25 is a date that should be firmly marked on your calendars for the ‘Walk 4 Life’ event that will be taking place at 8pm leaving from Tralee Bay Wetlands. The 5km walk is being held to raise awareness about mental health and suicide awareness/prevention (click here to read […]

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Launching the Kerins O'Rahilly's Ladies 5K Easter Fun Run were, from left: Frank O'Connor, Christina Curtin, Bernice Hoffman, James Hayes, David Collins, Frank Mcloughlin and Yvonne Quill. Photo by Gavin O'Connor.

Four Things To Do This Bank Holiday Weekend

April 3, 2015 at 11:08 am Comments are Disabled

The Bank Holiday weekend is almost upon us and we have the few things for you to do (that is, if you want to do anything!) with those precious few days off. FRIDAY 1. With the bars closed for ‘Good Friday’ and a temporary ban on the sale of alcohol for the day, […]

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Suzanne Doyle, Deirdre Kelly, Christina Doyle and Joan Kelly at the Churchill GAA Fashion Fundraiser at the Ballyroe Heights Hotel on Thursday night. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Hundreds Enjoy Fashion Night In Ballyroe For Churchill GAA

April 3, 2015 at 11:00 am Comments are Disabled

THE Churchill community was out in force on Thursday night for a fantastic fashion show in aid of  the GAA club. It was all in aid of the development of a new pitch for the club and judging by the hundreds present, a huge sum was raised for the cause. Continued […]

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Graham Norton’s Writers’ Week Appearance Sells Out In 72 Minutes

Graham Norton’s Writers’ Week Appearance Sells Out In 72 Minutes

April 2, 2015 at 3:27 pm Comments are Disabled

  WERE you thinking of heading to see Graham Norton in Listowel next month? The hugely popular BBC TV host will be appearing at the Listowel Writers’ Week festival on Saturday night May 30, but unless you got your ticket this morning it looks like you’re out of luck. Tickets for […]

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Puppet Shows, Fun Run And Much More At Tír Na nÓg Festival

Puppet Shows, Fun Run And Much More At Tír Na nÓg Festival

April 2, 2015 at 12:51 pm Comments are Disabled

IT’S set to be a great weekend of entertainment for the little ones as the ‘Tír na nÓg Children’s Festival’ kicks off off here in town. A whole host of events running throughout the weekend to keep the children engaged. ‘Arts & Crafts’ days will be held in the Kerry County Museum from now […]

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‘Antichrist’ Is Coming To Siamsa Tíre On Good Friday

‘Antichrist’ Is Coming To Siamsa Tíre On Good Friday

April 2, 2015 at 12:23 pm Comments are Disabled

A NEW play which, judging by the themes explored, would appear be more suited to a Halloween release, will have its world premiere in town this Good Friday. The Tralee-based ‘Free Radical Youth Theatre’ will host the ‘Antichrist’ play at 8pm in Siamsa Tire. The group is Siamsa Tire’s official youth theatre and is […]

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‘Team Bramble’ Look For Help To Spring Clean The Town

‘Team Bramble’ Look For Help To Spring Clean The Town

April 2, 2015 at 10:21 am Comments are Disabled

A LOCAL group is gathering up as many volunteers as possible as they look to get behind a national campaign to clean up areas all around the country. ‘Team Bramble’  is working in co-operation with Tralee Chamber Alliance as they get behind ‘An Taisce’s National Spring Clean’ (NSC) that is […]

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Anthony’s In With A Chance Of Vegas Trip With Toastmaster Club

Anthony’s In With A Chance Of Vegas Trip With Toastmaster Club

April 2, 2015 at 9:45 am Comments are Disabled

THEY say that in the art of debating or public speaking that you should never raise your voice, only improve your argument. This is exactly what one local man did as he triumphed in the later rounds of a speaking competition. Now he’s in with a chance to go to […]

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Bar’s Application To Open At Midnight On Good Friday Turned Down

Bar’s Application To Open At Midnight On Good Friday Turned Down

April 1, 2015 at 5:02 pm Comments are Disabled

  A LOCAL bar which had planned to open at midnight on Good Friday has had its application turned down. The Blasket Bar made an application to Tralee District Court on Wednesday to open at midnight on Good Friday until 2am on Easter Saturday. The Gardaí objected and Judge James O’Connor […]

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Burger King Tralee Issues Statement Regarding Comment On Facebook

Burger King Tralee Issues Statement Regarding Comment On Facebook

April 1, 2015 at 12:29 pm 1 comment

BURGER King Tralee have released a statement regarding the controversy around comments posted by a Facebook page called ‘Burger King Tralee’ yesterday. An exchange between a customer and this ‘Burger King Tralee’ Facebook account, has taken the internet by storm and has been reported on a number of news websites. The story goes that a customer […]

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PHOTOS: Drama Group Prepares For Good Friday Pageant

PHOTOS: Drama Group Prepares For Good Friday Pageant

March 31, 2015 at 11:09 am Comments are Disabled

A TRALEE based drama group is putting the final touches to an Easter pageant which will take place on Good Friday. The ‘Tralee Parish Liturgy Drama Group’ has been preparing for several weeks now for their ‘Good Friday Pageant’ which will be taking place at St John’s  the Baptist Church, in Castle Street at […]

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New Tralee Nightclub Aims For May Opening

New Tralee Nightclub Aims For May Opening

March 30, 2015 at 4:46 pm 3 comments

THE new nightclub in the old Fabric building on Godfrey Place is set for a May opening, according to one of the men behind the business. James Flaherty from Lixnaw said while the May Bank Holiday weekend would be an ideal time to open, it’s more likely that it will be sometime later that […]

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Former IT Tralee Student Wins Best Irish Film Award At Dublin Film Festival

Former IT Tralee Student Wins Best Irish Film Award At Dublin Film Festival

March 30, 2015 at 2:44 pm Comments are Disabled

  A FORMER IT Tralee student scooped the Best Irish Film award at the Jameson Dublin International Film Festival. Glassland, a film directed and written by Gerard Barrett from Knockanure, near Listowel has already won numerous awards and acclaim. It was filmed in Dublin, and stars Jack Reynor, Will Poulter and Toni […]

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PHOTOS: Stunning Images From Kerry Photographer Shows County At Its Best

PHOTOS: Stunning Images From Kerry Photographer Shows County At Its Best

March 30, 2015 at 12:19 pm Comments are Disabled

A KERRY photographer has sent us some absolutely stunning photographs of Kerry that show ‘The Kingdom’ in all its glory. Peter Cox, who is responsible for the amazing drone footage we showed you recently (click here for previous story), is looking for help to fundraise the cost of his new book which […]

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VIDEO: Up To 90 People A Week Using Tralee Soup Kitchen

VIDEO: Up To 90 People A Week Using Tralee Soup Kitchen

March 30, 2015 at 10:44 am Comments are Disabled

THE girls over at ‘Social Box TV’ have uploaded another great interview to their YouTube channel. This time they interviewed one of the co-founders of the Tralee Soup Kitchen, Collette Price, who along with her friend Dawn Roberts have been running the establishment with the help of volunteers since October 2012. In the video, […]

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Pat Spillane To Judge Tralee GAA Stars’ Food At ‘The Restaurant’ In The Brogue

Pat Spillane To Judge Tralee GAA Stars’ Food At ‘The Restaurant’ In The Brogue

March 30, 2015 at 10:19 am Comments are Disabled

KERRY football legend Pat Spillane will lead the judging panel where two mystery Tralee footballers take part in a fundraising event for Pieta House at Kirby’s Brogue Inn Tralee on Wednesday, April 29. The high profile footballers will be the ‘Mystery Chefs’ in ‘The Restaurant’ on the night and it will […]

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PHOTOS: #Tralee On Social Media This Week

PHOTOS: #Tralee On Social Media This Week

March 29, 2015 at 9:07 am 1 comment

Every week we compile the best of photos posted on Twitter and Instagram about and around Tralee. Here’s what you’ve been snapping in and around Tralee during the week… An inside look at the behind close doors Kerry training session. Edward Snowden wouldn’t get in this deep. Ok, it wasn’t taken this […]

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Churchill GAA Prepares For Fundraising Fashion Evening

Churchill GAA Prepares For Fundraising Fashion Evening

March 29, 2015 at 9:05 am Comments are Disabled

  CHURCHILL GAA are all set to host a fundraising evening on Thursday, April 2, for the development of a new pitch for the club. As it this is the centenary of the Churchill club, there has been a concerted effort  to try and raise as much funds as possible. The […]

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Kerry Runners Required For All Ireland SPAR Great Run Challenge

Kerry Runners Required For All Ireland SPAR Great Run Challenge

March 29, 2015 at 9:03 am Comments are Disabled

  ‘The SPAR Great Ireland Run 2015’ which will be taking place on Saturday April 11 in Phoenix Park, Dublin is looking for runners from here in Kerry to sign up to take part in the ‘All-Ireland County Challenge’. Local runners are being asked to represent their county in the […]

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VIDEO: How Much Has The Town Changed From This Footage?

VIDEO: How Much Has The Town Changed From This Footage?

March 28, 2015 at 11:03 am 1 comment

HOW things have changed? Hat-tip to the good people at Yummy Cafe’s Facebook page for this one. They posted up a video of aerial footage in the town dated from August 1990. Initially it seems not much has changed in the town, but on closer examination you can see the old Russell […]

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PHOTOS: ‘Inspired’ Idea At Table Quiz To Stop People Cheating

PHOTOS: ‘Inspired’ Idea At Table Quiz To Stop People Cheating

March 28, 2015 at 10:27 am Comments are Disabled

ON Wednesday night, The Castle Bar played host to a table quiz in aid of Inspired, the community project that aims to develop the employment, education and personal development skills of adults with intellectual disabilities. One innovation of this particular table quiz was a method to curtail the, now institutional, practise of […]

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At The Movies: They’ve Made A Balls Of ‘Cinderella’

At The Movies: They’ve Made A Balls Of ‘Cinderella’

March 28, 2015 at 9:52 am Comments are Disabled

‘Cinderella’ by John Lyons ‘HAVE courage and be kind’ is the moral of the ‘Cinderella’ story. In fact, that’s probably rather obvious. But Disney seem to be convinced that the only possible way to sink this lesson into children’s skulls is to simply have the characters say it over and […]

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Lixnaw Drama Group To Put On John B. Keane Play

Lixnaw Drama Group To Put On John B. Keane Play

March 28, 2015 at 9:35 am Comments are Disabled

  A DRAMA group from Lixnaw will be presenting the John B. Keane play ‘Moll’ from Sunday March 29 to Wednesday April 1. St. Michael’s Drama Group Lixnaw will host the play in An Ceolann, Lixnaw on these nights at 8pm with tickets €10 at the door. The group, which […]

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Four Things To Do In Town This Weekend

Four Things To Do In Town This Weekend

March 27, 2015 at 12:12 pm Comments are Disabled

It’s the weekend so here are four events to check out in town… FRIDAY 1. This Friday at 7pm, CH Tralee in association with Lancôme will be hosting elite make-up artist, Fortunato Benavoli who will  host a master class He’ll also do one-to-one exclusive appointments at CH Tralee, on both Friday and Saturday. […]

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PHOTOS: Free Breakfasts Cause Queues And Heavy Traffic At McDonald’s

PHOTOS: Free Breakfasts Cause Queues And Heavy Traffic At McDonald’s

March 27, 2015 at 11:50 am Comments are Disabled

McDONALD’S in Tralee had a busy morning. They were just one of the branches handing out out 40,000 free ‘Egg McMuffins’ all around the country as part of ‘Free Breakfast Friday’. We can see from from the reaction on social media in tweets (below) posted by Spin South West, who were broadcasting […]

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Gooch Humours The Boys From The West By Posing With ‘Mayo 4 Sam’ Poster

Gooch Humours The Boys From The West By Posing With ‘Mayo 4 Sam’ Poster

March 26, 2015 at 4:45 pm Comments are Disabled

  KERRY GAA legend Colm Cooper showed he was game for a laugh by posing with a famous Mayo slogan today. The Gooch has broken Mayo hearts many times over the years (see video below) but he went some way to building bridges with the western county, by posing with the boys of St. […]

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