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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 0 comments

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 0 comments

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 0 comments

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 0 comments

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 0 comments

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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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 0 comments

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 0 comments

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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Art And Photography Exhibitions To Take Place Next Week

June 12, 2019 at 12:05 pm 0 comments

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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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 0 comments

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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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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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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PRESS INFO __ BLOOMING UP A STORM

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

EMBARGO: Friday 7th June 2019 
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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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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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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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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Aslan And Hothouse Flowers To Play Free Concerts During Rose Festival

May 31, 2019 at 9:54 am Comments are Disabled

LEGENDARY Irish bands, Aslan and Hothouse Flowers will perform at free concerts during the Rose of Tralee International Festival this August. The Aslan gig will form the centrepiece of a 60th Anniversary Party on Denny Street on Sunday, August 25 along with a Celebration Street Disco featuring hits from the […]

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East 17, S Club, Liberty X And More For INEC Concert

East 17, S Club, Liberty X And More For INEC Concert

May 29, 2019 at 12:31 pm Comments are Disabled

NOTHING sells like nostalgia. If you’re pining for pop music of the 90s/00s, then the INEC in Killarney have some very good news for you. They have just announced that tickets for a major concert to take place next year will go on sale on tomorrow (Thursday) morning. The concert, […]

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Joe Costello, Johnny Enright, Mary Wallace, Jim Moriarty, Jimmy Mulligan, Derek O'Sullivan, Marie Fitzgibbon and Conor Culloo of the organising committee of the St Pats GAA Dingle Way Challenge looking forward to the event this weekend. Photo by Dermot Crean

St Pats Club All Set For Dingle Way Challenge

May 29, 2019 at 11:55 am Comments are Disabled

THIS year’s St Pats GAA Dingle Way Challenge could turn out to be one of the biggest yet as organisers say registrations for the event are up on the same time last year. Participants are encouraged to go along on Sunday, June 2, to discover the spectacular landscapes and seascapes […]

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The launch of the 8th annual Stephanie O'Sullivan Memorial Cycle.

Cycle In Stephanie’s Memory To Take Place This Weekend

May 28, 2019 at 11:28 am Comments are Disabled

FOR those of you looking to head out for a spin this weekend, the 8th annual Stephanie O’Sullivan’s Memorial Cycle in aid of Suicide Prevention is a great way of spending a Sunday morning. The cycle starts and finishes at the Nagle Rice Community Centre in Milltown beginning at 9am. Cyclists can register Saturday night […]

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Helen Quealy Murphy, judge of Ladies Day in Listowel Races on Sunday, June 2. Photo: John Kelliher

Racing And Fashion At Listowel Races This Weekend

May 28, 2019 at 10:35 am Comments are Disabled

THERE’S just days to go until the popular June Bank Holiday Race Meeting which will take place on the scenic course on Sunday, June 2nd and Monday, June 3. Top fashion blogger, Helen Quealy Murphy, aka Daily Diva Diary, will judge the Listowel Races Ladies Day on the Sunday and […]

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McCann At The Movies: A Highly Entertaining Biopic Of A Musical Icon

McCann At The Movies: A Highly Entertaining Biopic Of A Musical Icon

May 25, 2019 at 10:32 am Comments are Disabled

John McCann says ‘Rocketman’ is a magnificent celebration of a musical genius… FRESH from steering Bohemian Rhapsody to shore following Bryan Singers removal, director Dexter Fletcher takes on another icon of the music industry Elton John in the subject of this week’s movie review, Rocketman, currently showing at Tralee Omniplex. Fletcher, no stranger […]

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IT Tralee To Host Summer Camps To Foster Computer Skills And Entrepreneurship

IT Tralee To Host Summer Camps To Foster Computer Skills And Entrepreneurship

May 23, 2019 at 12:20 pm Comments are Disabled

IT Tralee has announced details of two low cost summer camps for young people aged between 10 and 16. The camps are named Goalmine and STEAMing Ahead and are based around fostering computer skills and entrepreneurship. Goalmine is a 5-day non residential living-lab experience targeted at secondary level students using […]

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Action from the Kerry International Horse and Pony Race Meeting at Ballybeggan on Saturday. Photo by Dermot Crean

Racing Returns To Ballybeggan This Saturday

May 22, 2019 at 4:58 pm Comments are Disabled

RACING will once again take place at the Racecourse in Ballybeggan and a day of great entertainment is planned. For the past number of years, a Point-to-Point/Pony racing meeting has taken place and this Saturday will see a six-race card starting from 2pm. Of course it’s not just racing, as […]

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Siamsa Tíre Holding Auditions For Children And Adults

May 22, 2019 at 1:28 pm Comments are Disabled

SIAMSA Tíre, the National Folk Theatre of Ireland has announced its audition schedule for the National Folk Theatre Training Academy. Every year, Siamsa Tíre searches for the most talented traditional singers and dancers living in Kerry, starting from the ages of 7-12 years. For the first time, auditions will now […]

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Deirdre Enright, Michael Scannell, Cathaoirleach Norma Foley and Kate Kennelly of Kerry County Council. Photo: Domnick Walsh.

Events Planned In Tralee For Cruinniú na nÓg This June

May 21, 2019 at 11:41 am Comments are Disabled

CRUINNIÚ na nÓg is taking place all over Ireland on Saturday  June 15 and there’s no shortage of free events in Tralee for young people. A full programme of creative celebrations for children, teenagers and young adults is planned.  The programme in Kerry offers a vast choice of events and […]

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Keanu Reeves as John Wick.

McCann At The Movies: Latest ‘John Wick’ Offering Is A Thrill A Minute

May 18, 2019 at 9:31 am Comments are Disabled

John McCann says John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum is a crazy high octane rollercoaster not for the squeamish!… Following in the vein of closing chapters of successful franchises after the box office record breaking Avengers: Endgame, this week I made my way to Tralee Omniplex to catch the third […]

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The new Workbench facility at Bank of Ireland in Tralee.

Hospitality Businesses Urged To Register For Go Kerry Event This Monday

May 17, 2019 at 5:35 pm Comments are Disabled

BANK of Ireland is calling on local hospitality businesses in Kerry to register their interest in attending the Go Kerry — ‘Grow Your Business’ event taking place this Monday, May 20, in the Workbench event space in Bank of Ireland, Tralee from 6pm to 7.30pm. As part of its 2019 […]

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Launching the 90s Disco in aid of Kerry Branch of Cystic Fibrosis Ireland were Stuart, Harry, Karen and Emily Twamley with Kieran Donaghy and Orlagh Winters. Photo by Dermot Crean

Go Back To The 90s At Fundraising Disco In Benner’s

May 17, 2019 at 5:11 pm Comments are Disabled

DON’T forget that a ‘Throwback Nineties Disco’ is taking place at Benners Hotel tonight (Friday) in aid of the Kerry Branch of Cystic Fibrosis Ireland. Organised by Karen Twamley whose son Harry (2) has Cystic Fibrosis, it promises to be a fantastic night. DJ Retro (aka Terence Crean) will provide the […]

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