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Ladies taking part in the Banna Christmas swim in pre-COVID times. Photo: Steve Baker

Three Things To Do In Tralee And Beyond Over The Weekend

December 24, 2021 at 8:24 am Comments are Disabled

Just in case you want to get some fresh air over the next few days, there are a few things on in town and beyond despite the restrictions… 1. Go for a Christmas morning run… Christmas falls on a Saturday so that means it’s Parkrun Day. Get the morning off […]

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Finnegan On Films: A Selection Box Of Delights On TV This Weekend

Finnegan On Films: A Selection Box Of Delights On TV This Weekend

December 24, 2021 at 8:19 am Comments are Disabled

Our movie guy, James Finnegan,  looks at some great films on the box over the coming Christmas weekend… There are so many good films on RTE and TG4 this Christmas, I need to quickly give you my ‘Selection Box’ before I change my mind and give you another Santa list […]

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Shane Clifford before his stand-up show at The Blasket on Thursday night. Photo by Dermot Crean

Music And Comedy Stars On The Way To Siamsa Tíre In The New Year

December 16, 2021 at 12:49 pm Comments are Disabled

A HOST of popular music and comedy acts are coming to Siamsa Tíre next year as their spring programme was announced. Declan O’Rourke (March 6), Eddi Reader (February 19) and Declan Nerney (January 23) are some of the music acts while Tralee’s native Shane Clifford (April 1), Neil Delamere (March […]

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Ladies taking part in the Banna Christmas swim in pre-COVID times. Photo: Steve Baker

Banna Christmas Day Swim To Return But With Safety Restrictions

December 14, 2021 at 3:41 pm Comments are Disabled

THE Banna Christmas Day swim will take place this year, but with a few restrictions in recognition of the threat of COVID. The swim will take place from 12.30pm and organisers say given the current public health advice, Banna Strand is an ideal outdoor venue, with a sizable stretch of […]

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Looking forward to the fireworks on New Year's Eve are Brian Scally (Ashe/Manor Hotels), Sarah Carey of The Ashe/Manor Hotels, President of Tralee Chamber Nathan McDonnell, Mayor Johnnie Wall and Nicky Simmonds-Gooding of The Ashe/Manor Hotels. Photo by Dermot Crean

Fireworks To Go Ahead On New Year’s Eve But No Street Party

December 13, 2021 at 7:57 pm Comments are Disabled

THE skies will once again be lit up on New Year’s Eve as the annual fireworks display returns to Tralee. The annual display and street party couldn’t take place last year due to Covid restrictions, but the good news for 2021 is Tralee Chamber in conjunction with Kerry County Council […]

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Finnegan On Films: Some Festive Fun And Compelling Drama On The Box

Finnegan On Films: Some Festive Fun And Compelling Drama On The Box

December 11, 2021 at 11:11 am Comments are Disabled

Our movie guy, James Finnegan, says it’s starting to look a lot like Christmas in the movies schedules for the weekend… As the Festive Season is almost upon us, the weekly film selections take on that traditional touch of tinsel decorations. Nativity Rocks! (Saturday 6.35pm RTE1) is the fourth instalment […]

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Balloonagh Church To Host Concerts Of Music From The Movies

Balloonagh Church To Host Concerts Of Music From The Movies

December 8, 2021 at 8:30 pm Comments are Disabled

NOW this is something to interest both music and movie lovers this weekend. The Scotia Ensemble orchestra and Tralee singer Caitriona O’Sullivan will present an evening of music from popular film soundtracks at Balloonagh Church this Sunday. Sounds Of Cinema is taking place over two shows at 3pm and 7pm, […]

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Tralee man Fionn Van der Noll contributed to the 'Make Your Mark' exhibition.

Siamsa Tíre Makes Its Mark With New Free Art Exhibition

December 8, 2021 at 12:48 pm Comments are Disabled

A NEW free art exhibition, ‘Make Your Mark’, a free art exhibition featuring works by local and national printmakers, is running at Siamsa Tíre until January 15. The exhibition has just been launched in its gallery to showcase its new brand identity.  This identity draws on Siamsa Tíre’s history, its connection with its local community, and […]

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Finnegan On Films: A Combination Of Laughs, Tears And Romance

Finnegan On Films: A Combination Of Laughs, Tears And Romance

December 4, 2021 at 10:00 am Comments are Disabled

Our movie guy, James Finnegan, says Saturday’s films on RTE1, RTE2 and TG4 will take you through the full emotional wringer with laughs, tears and romance, and sometimes all three together… The story of Marley & Me (Saturday 3.30 pm TG4) is a true one based on a family that lived […]

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Public Screening Of Eric Roche Documentary In Tralee This Saturday

Public Screening Of Eric Roche Documentary In Tralee This Saturday

December 3, 2021 at 3:21 pm Comments are Disabled

MUSIC fans in Tralee should check out the screening of a new short documentary on the late Tralee guitarist Eric Roche this weekend. ‘Eric Roche — Still My Guitar Gently Weeps’ contains interviews with family and friends of the acclaimed guitarist. Made by his childhood friend, Riobaird Brosnan, the screening […]

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Lisa Fingleton.

Lisa’s ‘Last Hug For A While’ Details Sadness And Lighter Moments In A Pandemic

December 1, 2021 at 10:07 am Comments are Disabled

BALLYBUNION-BASED artist and author Lisa Fingleton is launching her new book ‘The Last Hug For a While’ online next Wednesday night, December 8 at 8pm. The author Michael Harding will officially launch the book. According to Lisa, the book “charts the last year and a half through a series of rhyming […]

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Finnegan On Films: A Varied Bag Of Film Treats On TV This Week

Finnegan On Films: A Varied Bag Of Film Treats On TV This Week

November 27, 2021 at 10:57 am Comments are Disabled

Our movie guy, James Finnegan, looks at two comedies, a drama,  a fantasy and a thriller on TV over the next few days… Jack Frost (Saturday 6.35pm RTE1) has a very strange concept, even allowing for a Christmas fantasy story. Michael Keaton plays the aforementioned Jack, who is a musician […]

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The Mall. Photo by Dermot Crean

Winter Wonderland In The Square For Switching On Christmas Lights

November 26, 2021 at 4:40 pm Comments are Disabled

DON’T forget that tomorrow (Saturday) will see a fantastic afternoon of family entertainment in The Square, culminating in the switching on of the Christmas lights. Everyone is invited to come and enjoy the Christmas experience in Tralee. The Square will be transformed into a mini North Pole, with its giant […]

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Patricia O'Connor, Kay McCarthy, Kate Malone, Fran Malone and Maree O'Connor  at the Inspired Book Launch/Celebrity Chef event in Kirby's Brogue Inn on Wednesday night. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Inspired Group Launches Cookbooks At ‘Celebrity Chef’ Event

November 26, 2021 at 2:01 pm Comments are Disabled

THE Inspired Group launched their cookbooks entitled ‘Cook, Snap N Taste’ and ‘Bake, Snap N Taste’ at Kirby’s Brogue Inn on Wednesday with an event inspired by ‘The Restaurant’ format with celebrity chefs. On the night, patrons were treated to a complimentary drinks’ reception at 6.30pm provided by Garvey’s Supervalu, […]

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Eddi Reader

Eddi Reader Announces Siamsa Tíre Concert For Tralee

November 26, 2021 at 1:23 pm Comments are Disabled

SCOTTISH singer Eddi Reader is celebrating her 40th year on stage next year with with a ’40 Years Live’ concert tour which is set to tour across Ireland in February 2022, including a date in Tralee. The concert in Siamsa Tire will take place on February 19 and is a […]

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Ray And Rossa From ‘Ultimate Hell Week’ To Speak At KBN Event

Ray And Rossa From ‘Ultimate Hell Week’ To Speak At KBN Event

November 25, 2021 at 12:55 pm Comments are Disabled

KERRY Business Women’s Network (KBN) are bringing Ray Goggins and Rossa O’Donnell of RTE’s Special Forces Ultimate Hell week to Kerry for one special evening this December 8t at the Ballygarry House Hotel. Ray and Rossa’s combined years of military training have created a mindset, outlook and series of skills […]

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PHOTOS: Ballyseedy Launches Fun Line-Up Of Events For Christmas Festival

PHOTOS: Ballyseedy Launches Fun Line-Up Of Events For Christmas Festival

November 25, 2021 at 11:05 am Comments are Disabled

CHRISTMAS In Ballyseedy Home and Garden Centre was officially launched earlier this week, where guests heard about the fantastic line-up of events during the festive season. Guests on Tuesday enjoyed delicious festive bites, with entertainment from well-known Seanachai legend Eddie Lenihan and vocalist Edel Crowley with a few spot prizes […]

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Ronan Ó Snodaigh and Myles O'Reilly.

A Special Evening Of Music Coming To Balloonagh Church

November 24, 2021 at 1:32 pm Comments are Disabled

CONTINUING the concert series where reknowned contemporary musicians perform in unique and historic buildings around Tralee, nonfaction are delighted to present Kila frontman Rónán Ó Snodaigh’s latest collaboration with Myles O’Reilly along with vocal quartet Landless in Balloonagh Church. The concert will take place on December 4 at 8pm. Tickets, […]

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Call For Public To Support Radio Kerry Christmas Jumper Day

Call For Public To Support Radio Kerry Christmas Jumper Day

November 23, 2021 at 11:51 am Comments are Disabled

THE eighth annual Radio Kerry Christmas Jumper Day fundraiser for St Vincent de Paul will take place on Friday, December 10, 2021. Over the past seven years the generosity of individuals, school communities and businesses across the county has led to over €120,000 being raised, every cent of which goes […]

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'Dame' John Drummey, with 'Dame' Gary Murphy, and Lauren O'Sullivan, Kerry School of Music Dance Academy's Dancer of the Year 2021 looking forward to the Christmas season in Siamsa Tire.

Siamsa Tíre Looks Forward To A Packed Schedule Of Events For Christmas Season

November 23, 2021 at 9:44 am Comments are Disabled

SIAMSA Tíre has organised a festive line-up that features music, dance, theatre, and fun events for all the family. The seasonal entertainment kicks off on Saturday December 4th with the Irish Rambling House.  Presented in partnership with Radio Kerry, this show promises songs, stories, and plenty of side-splitting laughs from special […]

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Launching Christmas In Tralee on Tuesday morning in The Square were Santa Claus with Mayor Of Tralee Johnnie Wall and Isabelle Lynch of John Dough's. At back is Niamh Hanley of Effigy with Brendan Culloty and Jean Foley of Tralee Municipal District with David Scott of Tralee Chamber. Photo by Dermot Crean

Square To Become A Winter Wonderland As Christmas In Tralee Launched

November 16, 2021 at 10:15 am Comments are Disabled

THE town square is set to be a winter wonderland this December as ‘Christmas In Tralee’ will create a fun-filled atmosphere for all the family. Tralee Chamber Alliance in partnership with Kerry County Council will kick off Christmas in  the town on Saturday, November 27 with the switching on of […]

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An Afternoon Of Fine Food And Fashion At Connect Kerry Ladies Lunch

An Afternoon Of Fine Food And Fashion At Connect Kerry Ladies Lunch

November 14, 2021 at 11:35 am Comments are Disabled

CONNECT Kerry is preparing to host a fantastic event later this month, bringing ladies together safely for an afternoon of food and fashion. While it couldn’t go ahead for obvious reasons last year, their annual Ladies Lunch returns and take place at The Ashe Hotel on Sunday, November 28. They […]

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Sinead McMahon and Emma Murphy at The Virtue Club @ Chamfers  on Friday night. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: The Virtue Club Settles Into New Home At Chamfers

November 13, 2021 at 9:34 am 3 comments

WHILE two weeks ago saw the inaugural convening of The Virtue Club, last night the new alcohol-free club night held the first event at its new home. The Chamfers John Mitchels GAA Club on the John Joe Sheehy Road saw people gather for a night of entertainment in a fun, […]

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Finnegan On Films: Oscar Classics And Interesting Curios On The Box

Finnegan On Films: Oscar Classics And Interesting Curios On The Box

November 13, 2021 at 9:33 am Comments are Disabled

It’s an interesting week of films on RTE and TG4 this week with Oscar classics intermixed with some interesting curios says our movie guy, James Finnegan… We start, as always with a Saturday family film and this week’s option is Puss In Boots (Saturday 6.35pm RTE1).   This stars the […]

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MTU To Host Family Day As Part Of Kerry Science Festival

MTU To Host Family Day As Part Of Kerry Science Festival

November 10, 2021 at 9:11 am Comments are Disabled

A PROGRAMME of free public events is taking place at Munster Technological University Kerry Campus as part of the Kerry Science Festival this week. There will be workshops, science shows, talks, laboratory demonstrations, science walks and other science-related events to demonstrate how science can inspire and enable people to act […]

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Rose O’Flaherty and family mom Karen, dad Thomas and sister Kate with Santa, David and Paudie Clifford at the launch of the Santa Experience at Keane's of Curraheen on Monday night. Also included is Sonny O'Flaherty, Maura Sullivan, John Keane, Liam Poff, Phil Leen, Debbie O'Connor and John Reilly.

Santa Experience In Curraheen This December To Help Rose Bloom

November 9, 2021 at 10:48 am Comments are Disabled

KERRY GAA stars David and Paudie Clifford were on hand at Keane’s of Curraheen on Monday night to help launch a festive fundraiser in aid of a special young lady. Locals and friends of Rose O’Flaherty joined the Cliffords and in looking forward to the ‘Santa Experience at Keane’s’ next […]

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A performer at Circus Siamsa on Saturday. Photo by Dermot Crean

National Circus Festival Taking Place In Tralee This Weekend

November 5, 2021 at 9:15 am Comments are Disabled

THE National Circus Festival Of Irelands began on Thursday in Tralee and will continue until Sunday afternoon, where there will be a parade through the streets of the town at 3pm. Celebrating 20 years of circus skills and arts, the Festival features a jammed packed programme of both Irish and […]

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Organisers Ger O'Sullivan and Lisa Curran at the inaugural night of The Virtue Club at Croí Restaurant on Thursday. Photo by Dermot Crean

The Virtue Club Has Found A Permanent Venue For Events

November 4, 2021 at 10:26 am Comments are Disabled

AFTER the success of the opening night at Croí Restaurant last Thursday, Kerry’s first alcohol-free club night for adults has announced it has a new permanent venue for events. The Virtue Club will take up residence at John Mitchels GAA’s Chamfers premises on the John Joe Sheehy Road. Lisa Curran, […]

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The parade to mark the end of the National Circus Festival of Ireland 2019. Photo by Dermot Crean

National Circus Of Ireland Returns To Tralee Next Weekend

October 30, 2021 at 10:34 am 1 comment

WITH all the excitement of Halloween, it’s worth remembering that there’s more magical mayhem to look forward to next weekend when the National Circus Festival returns to Tralee from November 4th -7th. Celebrating 20 years of circus skills and arts, the Festival features a jammed packed programme of both Irish and […]

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WATCH: Local Man Makes ‘Silent Screams’ For Halloween

WATCH: Local Man Makes ‘Silent Screams’ For Halloween

October 30, 2021 at 10:34 am Comments are Disabled

A LOCAL man has come up with something spooky for the Halloween weekend to view at home. Mark Flanagan from Ballyard has created ‘Silent Screams’, a short film made up of four poems which has been posted to YouTube. “These poems are acted out by myself and three talented actors — […]

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