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Promoting the upcoming meeting to help the initiative to make Tralee an Autism Friendly Town were, in front; Sandra Lynch of Garveys Supervalu Tralee, Mayor of Tralee Jim Finucane and Dr Susan Lawlor. At back;

Public Meeting To Help Tralee Become An Autism Friendly Town

January 21, 2020 at 2:00 pm 0 comments

A TOWN-WIDE programme is being launched in Tralee to encourage parents, friends, businesses and organisations to engage in a new initiative to promote Tralee as an Autism-Friendly Town, with a public meeting promoting the initiative to be held at the end of the month ‘AsIAm’, an Autism advocacy organisation is […]

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Launching 'The Rock and Rose Victory Social' were, seated; Eamonn O'Reilly and Austin Stacks GAA Club Chairman Billy Ryle. At back; Mairead Fernane, Neil Shanahan, Carmel Quilter Breen, Colm Mangan, Elma Nix, Wayne Quillinan, Mary McQuinn, Ronan Shanahan, Lorraine Scanlon, Aidan O'Connor, Michele King, Siobhan Power and Anne Marie Healy. Photo by Dermot Crean

Stacks Faithful To Gather For ‘The Rock And Rose Victory Social’

January 21, 2020 at 10:39 am 0 comments

THE Rockies faithful will gather next month to celebrate a very successful year of collecting silverware at ‘The Rock & Rose Victory Social’. The event, which takes place on Saturday, February 22 in The Rose Hotel, was officially launched at the Austin Stacks GAA Clubhouse in Connolly Park on Monday […]

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Fleadh 2020 Chairman Vincent Prendergast, with commitee members Sarah Clinton, Louise O'Shea and Tricia Bennett, inviting you all to the Faha Court Quiz in aid of Fleadh Cheoil Chiarraí, Milltown 2020.

Table Quiz Fundraiser For Fleadh Cheoil 2020

January 19, 2020 at 10:42 am 0 comments

THE organisers of 2020 Fleadh Cheoil Chiarraí are organising a table quiz in Listry for the end of the month to help with the cost of putting on the great entertainment. The Faha Court Bar in Listry is the venue for the quiz at 8.30pm on Friday, January 31. Vincent […]

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Children from Caherleaheen NS are joined by Principal Mary Connolly and Carol O'Connor with at back, Ciara Buckley, Laura O'Shea, Trish Cronin and Courtney, to launch the Spring Gourmet Barbecue at Ballygarry House Hotel to take place on March 13. Photo by Dermot Crean

Caherleaheen NS Parents To Host A ‘Gourmet Spring Grill’ At Ballygarry

January 18, 2020 at 9:58 am 0 comments

CAHERLEAHEEN NS and Parents Association will host their ‘Gourmet Spring Grill’ fundraiser to support a facility which has been a huge support to parents of a child attending the school. The event on Friday, March 13 at The Pavilion in Ballygarry House Hotel, will support the Hugh’s House charity, located on […]

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'1917'.

Finnegan On Film: ‘1917’ Is A Totally Immersive Cinematic Experience

January 18, 2020 at 9:55 am 0 comments

Our movie guy, James Finnegan, says ‘1917’ is likely to feature on many critics’ ‘Best Of 2020’ lists later this year… One major difficulty about war films is that the real life heroics are often so unbelievably brave, they look false on screen. It is why those who were actually […]

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The St Brigid’s Cow at the Biddy’s Day parade last year.

Artist Works With Community Groups For ‘Street Spectacle’ In Time For St Patrick’s Day

January 17, 2020 at 4:04 pm 0 comments

COMMUNITY groups are taking part in a ‘Street Spectacle’ project which is set to come to fruition for the St Patrick’s Day parade in Tralee. Kerry County Council Arts Office is delighted to have Caoimhe Dunn back in the county as facilitator on their Street Spectacle project. This year she […]

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Team Bramble volunteers out picking up rubbish.

Public Asked To Give Half An Hour At ‘Day Of Cleaning’ This Saturday

January 17, 2020 at 9:42 am 0 comments

A ‘DAY Of cleaning’ is planned for this Saturday in The Square to welcome the Chinese New Year festival in a clean environment. The public is invited to volunteer and and join volunteers from Glan Tralee, Team Bramble, Tralee Tidy Towns, Kerry Sustainable Energy Co-op, Tidy Tralee Together, Kerry County Council, […]

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‘Puppy Love’ On St Valentine’s Night In The Meadowlands For A Great Cause

‘Puppy Love’ On St Valentine’s Night In The Meadowlands For A Great Cause

January 16, 2020 at 11:05 am 1 comment

THE Irish Guide Dogs for the Blind (IGDB) Tralee Branch have announced that their annual dance will be held again at the Meadowlands Hotel and given that the event will be taking place on St Valentine’s night, Friday, February 14, this year’s theme of ‘Puppy Love’ is very apt. There […]

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Carole Ann Clark.

Kerry SciTech And Kerry GAA To Host ‘Momentum 2020’ At Currans

January 13, 2020 at 3:20 pm Comments are Disabled

KERRY SciTech and Kerry GAA have joined forces for Momentum 2020, an event taking place at the end of this month at Kerry GAA Centre of Excellence, Currans. “With almost 70 science, technology and engineering companies in the region, Kerry has huge potential as a target location for talent and […]

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In front; Frank O'Connor and Club Chairman Haulie Kerins are joined by club members at the launch of the Kerins O'Rahillys 10k/5k run on Saturday. Photo by Dermot Crean

Charlie Kerins To Be Remembered At GAA Club’s Annual 10k/5k Event

January 13, 2020 at 12:34 pm Comments are Disabled

HUNDREDS take part in the event every year and the annual Kerins O’Rahillys 10k run and 5k fun run is set to be another big draw on Sunday, January 26. Held in association with FBD Insurance, this year’s run will honour the memory of Charlie Kerins. “Kerins O’Rahillys are delighted to […]

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Deirdre Millane

Local Teacher To Launch Debut Album At Siamsa Next Week

January 12, 2020 at 11:26 am 1 comment

A CLARE native who is teaching in a Tralee primary school will launch her debut album next weekend in Tralee. Scoil Eoin, Balloonagh, teacher Deirdre Millane is from Kilmore, Co. Clare and is no stranger to the trad scene, boasting an array of prestigious awards under her belt by the […]

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Some of the cast of 'Hairspray', Padraig Harrington, Sorcha Ringland and Lorcan Ryan  at rehearsals in Mercy Mounthawk last week. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Mounthawk Students Rehearsing For Latest Production

January 11, 2020 at 11:33 am Comments are Disabled

MERCY Mounthawk students have been working hard over the past few months rehearsing for their latest stage production, with some even coming in the morning after their school debs. With a cast of about 140, taking in students from all years, they will bring the much-loved musical ‘Hairspray’ to the […]

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History Of Faction Fighting In Kerry Explored In New Book

History Of Faction Fighting In Kerry Explored In New Book

January 11, 2020 at 11:30 am Comments are Disabled

THE brutal history of faction fighting in Kerry is explored in a new book to be launched next week. ‘Days Of The Blackthorn – Faction Fighters Of Kerry’ by Sean Moraghan, details some grim encounters in all parts of the county, including the Battle of Ballyeagh near Ballybunion in 1834, between […]

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The Gentlemen

Finnegan On Film: Guy Ritchie Back On Familiar But Fun Ground With ‘The Gentlemen’

January 11, 2020 at 10:29 am Comments are Disabled

Our movie guy, James Finnegan, says Guy Ritchie’s return to the cockney gangster genre is great fun with the cast really enjoying themselves… “The Gentlemen” is Guy Rtchie’s welcome return to the “Manor” of his signature sub genre of Cheeky Crafty Cockney Gangster after Hollywood blockbusters Aladdin (big box office) […]

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Bands To Rock Benners In Aid Of Tralee Native Siobhain

Bands To Rock Benners In Aid Of Tralee Native Siobhain

January 9, 2020 at 4:28 pm Comments are Disabled

A NIGHT out to support a striker Tralee native has been organised for the end of the month which will see live bands and DJs entertain at Benners Hotel. ‘Bands For Bubbles’ is being held on Friday, January 31 in aid of Siobhain Maher Sequeval. Siobhan (51), originally from Connolly Park […]

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Looking forward to the Scoil Eoin St Valentines Ball.

Scoil Eoin To Host Fundraising St Valentine’s Ball In Ballygarry

January 8, 2020 at 4:10 pm Comments are Disabled

WE know it’s early, but if you’re making any plans for St Valentine’s night, you might consider this fundraiser from Scoil Eoin, Balloonagh. There is a great buzz of excitement around the school as they monitor the progress of their new building and the fundraising committee are organising a Valentine’s […]

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Kerry Sports Academy

Kerry Sports Academy To Host Open Day This Saturday

January 8, 2020 at 11:26 am Comments are Disabled

THE Kerry Sports Academy at IT Tralee is now open to the public for membership and Pay as you Go visits and will hold an Open Day on Saturday, January 11th from 12-4pm. The Kerry Sports Academy is an 8,400m2 universally accessible sports facility which includes a state of the […]

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Launching the upcoming Chinese New Year Festival at Tamarind Restaurant on Tuesday were, seated from left; Angelina Ong of Tamarind, President of Tralee Chamber Alliance Kevin McCarthy, Mayor of Tralee Cllr Jim Finucane, Angie Baily and Chris Sun of Hillbillys Tralee. At back are nursing students at IT Tralee from China. Photo by Dermot Crean

A Host Of Events Planned For Chinese New Year Festival In Tralee

January 7, 2020 at 12:19 pm Comments are Disabled

DETAILS of the much-anticipated line up of events for the inaugural Chinese New Year Festival in Tralee were announced this morning through the events team in Tralee Chamber Alliance. The first Festival of the New Year in Tralee celebrates Chinese and Irish Communities and Culture and promises to deliver a […]

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'LIttle Women'

Finnegan On Film: Often-Adapted Classic Is A Joy For All The Family

January 4, 2020 at 10:57 am Comments are Disabled

James Finnegan says exemplary acting and expert direction make the classic ‘Little Women’ an enjoyable experience for all the family… ‘Little Women’ by Louisa May Alcott is one of those classic books that few have read but most know roughly what the story is about. This is really down to […]

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Talk On Health, Nutrition, Fitness And More In Aid Of Tír Na nÓg Orphanage

Talk On Health, Nutrition, Fitness And More In Aid Of Tír Na nÓg Orphanage

January 3, 2020 at 12:29 pm Comments are Disabled

A TALK on health, nutrition, and more will take place next week in Tralee with all proceeds raised on the night going to the Tír na nÓg Orphanage. Taking place in The Rose Hotel on Thursday, January 9 at 7.30pm, ‘Keeping Health Simple’ has the aim of educating people on […]

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The fireworks on Denny Street on New Year's Eve. Photo by Dermot Crean

Families Advised To Get Down Early For Fireworks Display

December 31, 2019 at 11:08 am Comments are Disabled

TRALEE is ready for a big street party this evening and it’s very much a family affair. At 5pm the ultimate disco band UV5 take to the Denny Street Stage to get things started. UV5 are described as ‘the gold standard of live music entertainment. Delivering high energy shows around Ireland, […]

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Mercy Mounthawk Students To Put On ‘Hairspray’

Mercy Mounthawk Students To Put On ‘Hairspray’

December 29, 2019 at 10:44 am Comments are Disabled

MERCY Mounthawk students will tread the boards again early next year when they stage a production of a much-loved musical. They will bring ‘Hairspray’ to the Siamsa Tíre stage from January 22 to January 25 nightly at 8pm. Mercy Mounthawk has earned a distinguished reputation for its award-winning shows, as well […]

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'Cats'.

Finnegan On Films: ‘Cats’ Has A Purrfect Cast For Fantasy Fable

December 28, 2019 at 11:36 am Comments are Disabled

Our movie reviewer, James Finnegan says ‘Cats’ is a fantasy fable that makes for a memorable viewing experience… SIGMUND Freud once said that “Time with Cats is never wasted”. While he was not specifically refereeing to the new film, based on Andrew Lloyd Webber’s stage musical, which was in turn based […]

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Participants in the CH Christmas parade on The Mall on Saturday. Photo by Dermot Crean

Better Book Those Aladdin Panto Tickets Quickly

December 24, 2019 at 9:10 am Comments are Disabled

IT’S always a hugely popular family day out so it’s no wonder tickets for this years Christmas panto in Siamsa Tíre is nearly sold out! Oliver Hurley productions will present ‘Aladdin’ on Sunday, December 29th and 30th and January 2nd, 3rd and 4th at 2.30pm and 7.30pm. Well there’s only […]

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Waiting for the off at the Christmas swim in Fenit. Photo by Dermot Crean

Five Things To Do From Christmas Eve To St Stephen’s Day

December 24, 2019 at 9:10 am Comments are Disabled

In case you get cabin fever at home over the next few days, here’s a few things to get up to… 1. Get to town early on Christmas Eve… The atmosphere in town on Christmas Eve is always special so why not head in with friends and family, have a […]

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Tickets For Ladies Lunch Would Be Ideal Christmas Present

Tickets For Ladies Lunch Would Be Ideal Christmas Present

December 21, 2019 at 12:37 pm Comments are Disabled

CONNECT Kerry is hosting its annual Ladies Lunch and Fashion Afternoon at the Ashe Hotel Tralee, on Sunday January 5. Renowned for hosting the event on the last Sunday in November, organiser of the event Margaret Kissane, explained the reason for the move. “This year we felt, with Women’s Christmas […]

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Finnegan On Films: Final Star Wars Movie Is Fun And Full Of Energy

Finnegan On Films: Final Star Wars Movie Is Fun And Full Of Energy

December 21, 2019 at 11:38 am 1 comment

Our new film reviewer, James Finnegan, on the conclusion of the Star Wars series, ‘Star Wars: The Rise of Starwalker’… A LONG time ago, in a cinema far, far away I was captivated by a fresh, entertaining and enthusiastic action adventure film called Star Wars that called to mind the […]

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Setting off on the Tralee RFC Family Fun Run on St Stephen's Day. Photo by Dermot Crean

Tralee RFC Planning Family Fun For St Stephen’s Day

December 19, 2019 at 2:40 pm Comments are Disabled

IT’S become a tradition for families to meet up at Tralee Rugby Club on St Stephen’s Day and this year is no different as all are invited to join in the fun of a 5k run. Tralee RFC are promising a fantastic day out for all the family where people […]

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Most of the contestants in Tralee Musical Society's 'Strictly Come Dancing Mr & Mrs' event. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Married Couples To Take Part In Strictly Come Dancing ‘Mr & Mrs’

December 19, 2019 at 9:53 am Comments are Disabled

THE wind howled and the rain pelted down outside, as the launch of a ‘Strictly’ with a difference took place last night. But it’ll be the contestants that’ll be brewing up a storm on the dance floor of the Ballyroe Heights Hotel on Saturday, February 8, at a special Mr […]

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The fireworks on Denny Street on New Year's Eve. Photo by Dermot Crean

Great Line-Up Of Entertainment For New Year’s Eve In Tralee

December 18, 2019 at 9:38 am Comments are Disabled

TRALEE is the perfect spot to ring in the New Year with the family and there are plans to give the decade a major send off and cheer in the new year with a big street party. At 5pm on Tuesday, December 31, the ultimate disco band UV5 take to the […]

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