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'The Trial Of The Chicago 7'.

Finnegan On Films: Compelling Performances In ‘The Trial Of The Chicago 7’

October 3, 2020 at 12:52 pm Comments are Disabled

James Finnegan says Aaron Sorkin’s gets the best out of a wonderful cast in ‘The Trial of the Chicago 7′ which plays at the Omniplex this week… I understand that this film has been thirteen years in development.  It is hard to imagine any other time during this period where […]

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Kerry Film Festival Launches Online Programme Of Events

Kerry Film Festival Launches Online Programme Of Events

October 2, 2020 at 12:09 pm Comments are Disabled

KERRY International Film Festival has launched their 2020 online programme today with a host of unique feature films, documentaries, animation, short film programmes and online industry events not to be missed. In keeping with current Government guidelines surrounding Coivd19 and to maintain the safety of KIFF audiences everywhere, the festival […]

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Street Leagues.

Finnegan On Films: Three Very Different Offerings At The Omniplex

September 26, 2020 at 11:10 am Comments are Disabled

Our movie guy, James Finnegan, looks at what’s playing in Tralee Omniplex this week… Three very different offerings on show this week at Tralee Omniplex including science fiction (I hope!), a romantic comedy musical and a wonderful Irish made true life documentary that tells a great human story. Street Leagues […]

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Looking forward to the John Mitchels Drive-In Bingo event this Sunday were, in front; Denis Mannix and Clive O'Callaghan. Back from left; Michael Walsh, Wayne Duggan, George Lowe and Rory Kilgallen. Photo by Dermot Crean

John Mitchels GAA Club To Host Drive-In Bingo Event This Sunday

September 22, 2020 at 9:15 am Comments are Disabled

THE John Mitchels Club will host a novel Drive-In Bingo event next Sunday at their grounds in Camp, Ballyseedy. Chairman of the club Denis Mannix said times are tough for all GAA clubs and it was necessary for them to do something to bring money into the club, with the […]

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Keanu Reeves and Alex Winter in Bill And Ted Face The Music.

Finnegan On Films: Not Quite Excellent, But Bill And Ted Provide Great Fun

September 19, 2020 at 9:31 am Comments are Disabled

Among this week’s selections at Tralee Omniplex are two films that could not be more different in style and tone, but both deservedly enjoy a faithful and enthusiastic following says our movie guy, James Finnegan… Woah, Dude! It’s thirty years since Bill and Ted’s last chapter of their ‘Excellent Adventure’ […]

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Launching the Kerry Visual Arts Showcase were Caroline Lynch (Arts Office, Kerry County Council); Christopher Shaw, artist; Kate Plum, artist; Cllr Patrick Connor-Scarteen, Cathaoirleach Kerry County Council

Number Of Events Online Tonight For ‘Culture Night’

September 18, 2020 at 9:56 am Comments are Disabled

TONIGHT is Culture Night in Kerry and lots of the events are online, to ensure public safety while still providing arts and cultural groups the opportunity of showcasing their work to the Kerry public. Every year the Kerry Visual Artists’ Showcase is launched on Culture Night. This year the launch […]

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Gerry Cinnamon

Gerry Cinnamon Concert Announced For INEC Next Year

September 15, 2020 at 2:08 pm Comments are Disabled

GLASWEGIAN music sensation Gerry Cinnamon is to play the INEC in Killarney next year. Having already sold-out shows scheduled for Malahide Castle in Dublin and Irish Independent Park in Cork for next summer, a third date has been added for the Kerry venue on June 8, 2021. The continuing ascent […]

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Performers in Siamsa Tíre's 'An Ghaoth Aniar'.

Siamsa Tíre Goes Online For Culture Night With Scene From ‘An Ghaoth Aniar’

September 15, 2020 at 11:57 am Comments are Disabled

SIAMSA Tíre will share the closing scene from An Ghaoth Aniar through a special YouTube digital screening on Culture Night which takes place this Friday. An Ghaoth Aniar (The Wind from the West) premiered in Siamsa Tíre on August 22, 2018.  It formed part of the 2018 and 2019 seasons […]

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Knives Out.

Finnegan On Films: Murder And Romance At The Omniplex

September 12, 2020 at 9:35 am Comments are Disabled

Our movie guy, James Finnegan, looks at what’s playing at the Omniplex this week… This week’s reviews include a delightful combination of murder and romance.  What more could you ask from your local Omniplex? Personally, the big film this week is Knives Out, a delightfully modern take on the Agatha […]

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The New Mutants.

Finnegan On Films: No Shortage Of Fantasy Flicks At The Omniplex

September 5, 2020 at 10:47 am Comments are Disabled

Our movie guy, James Finnegan, say there is no shortage of fantasy in this week’s offerings at the Tralee Omniplex, appealing to all ages and genres… The new release this week is The New Mutants, the thirteenth and final chapter in the 20th Century X-Men series of films. This was […]

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Fiona Kirby outside a Tralee institution.

Sponsored: Successfully Adapting To Change At Kirby’s Brogue Inn

August 18, 2020 at 1:01 pm Comments are Disabled

WHEN restaurants opened again back on June 29, the first place I went to was Kirby’s  Brogue Inn. Okay, cards on the table. I own a business and they have been a loyal customer to TraleeToday.ie since I started in 2014, but that’s not why I walked back into the […]

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Finnegan On Films: Horror, Car Chases And Childhood Tales At The Omniplex

Finnegan On Films: Horror, Car Chases And Childhood Tales At The Omniplex

August 15, 2020 at 9:11 am Comments are Disabled

Our movie guy, James Finnegan says this week sees an eclectic choice of old favourites and a new version of a well known story at Tralee Omniplex… A Quiet Place was a well-received and multi-nominated film from 2018. It followed the lives of the Abbott family as they struggle to […]

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Siamsa Offers Online Classes In Irish Dancing As Part Of Heritage Week

Siamsa Offers Online Classes In Irish Dancing As Part Of Heritage Week

August 13, 2020 at 11:18 am Comments are Disabled

SIAMSA Tíre will go online on as part of Heritage Week 2020 which takes place from August 15th to August 23rd. It will offer both one to one or group classes to experienced Irish dancers from the age of 16 and up, in the unique North Kerry, Molyneaux (Munnix) style […]

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Launching the West Kerry Honda 50 and Classic Bike Run charity event were, from left; Sean Kerins, John O'Regan, Dr Tom McCormack, Maura Sullivan, Elfa Asarina, Jason Clifford and Donal O'Regan. Photo by Dermot Crean

Saddle Up For The West Kerry Honda 50 And Classic Bike Run

August 7, 2020 at 2:29 pm Comments are Disabled

WITH summer passing by without many events taking place, those of you with a Honda 50 or classic motorbike might be interested in this day out next weekend. The West Kerry Honda 50 and Classic Bike Run takes place on Sunday, August 16 from 12 noon and will see participants […]

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Broken Law.

Finnegan On Films: New Irish Feature ‘Broken Law’ Hits The Omniplex

August 1, 2020 at 12:00 pm Comments are Disabled

Our movie guy, James Finnegan, says there’s a mix of new releases and old favourites at the Omniplex this week… I am delighted to say that there are not only one, but two, new releases available this week at the Tralee Omniplex.  Even better, one of them is an Irish […]

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Free Access To Tourism Attractions All Over Kerry Today

Free Access To Tourism Attractions All Over Kerry Today

July 30, 2020 at 9:47 am Comments are Disabled

THERE is free entry today (Thursday) to 30 visitor attractions throughout the county as part of Kerry Tourism Day a new initiative by Kerry County Council and the Kerry Tourism Industry Federation. There is a variety of attractions and activities to choose from  all over the county from Tarbert Bridewell  […]

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Heritage Weekend at the Forge in Churchill, by the Spa Fenit Community Council, begins on Saturday August 15th, we will start with a Vintage Car Run beginning at the Forge in Churchill at 7pm, and on Sunday August 16th at 12noon it is the turn of the Vintage Tractors to take off and returning at 2pm to a full day at the Forge, with new attractions  in the Hall, and Field events, committee from left Nora Landers, Dermot Crowley, John Foley, Peter Carmody and Michelle Burke. Pic John Cleary.

Heritage Weekend To Go Ahead At Churchill Forge Next Month

July 29, 2020 at 12:44 pm Comments are Disabled

SPA Fenit Community Council have decided to go ahead with the annual Heritage Weekend at the Forge in Churchill and will conform with Government and HSE guidelines for their programme of events. However, the events on Saturday, August and Sunday August 16 will be restricted somewhat this year. On Saturday […]

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The Rose Hotel's Head Chef Jason Fabian with General Manager Mark Sullivan and Sales and Marketing Manager Aisling Foley looking forward to the event on Saturday. Photo by Dermot Crean

Special Day Planned To Celebrate 4th Of July At The Rose Hotel

July 2, 2020 at 2:44 pm Comments are Disabled

THE past few months have been tough for everyone in terms of staying at home and not socialising, but with hotels, restaurants and some bars reopening, people are beginning to venture out and have fun. Well The Rose Hotel, which reopened on Monday, are offering a special incentive to visit […]

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Summer Season Of Free Online Workshops From Kerry LCYP

Summer Season Of Free Online Workshops From Kerry LCYP

June 25, 2020 at 8:59 am 1 comment

KERRY  Local Creative Youth Partnership is running a free live stream eight-part summer series of workshops for young people of all ages. The live stream workshops will commence at 12pm each working day and run for two weeks from Monday, July 6th to Wednesday, July 15th. They will live stream […]

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Siamsa Tíre’s Free Online Classes For Cruinniú Na nÓg

Siamsa Tíre’s Free Online Classes For Cruinniú Na nÓg

June 10, 2020 at 10:21 am Comments are Disabled

THIS Saturday you can take part in Traditional Arts Workshops with the National Folk Theatre Training Academy as part of Cruinniú na nÓg in association with Creative Ireland and Kerry County Council. If you are aged between 5 – 18 and want to try your hand at an Irish instrument, […]

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Kerry Pride Plans Online Festival For Next Month

Kerry Pride Plans Online Festival For Next Month

June 8, 2020 at 10:54 am Comments are Disabled

KERRY Pride is excited to announce Pride Inside, an online Pride festival happening from July 11-19. Pride Inside is a collaboration between Kerry Pride, Killarney Pride, Black Pride Ireland, Galway Pride, Limerick Pride, and Mayo Pride. The events happening online throughout the week of the festival will include panel discussions, […]

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Finnegan On Films: Three Movies On Netflix About Facing Challenges

Finnegan On Films: Three Movies On Netflix About Facing Challenges

May 23, 2020 at 11:08 am Comments are Disabled

Our movie guy, James Finnegan, picks three movies where the protagonists have faced challenges in their lives…  Welcome to this week’s recommendations from the Netflix selections. I thought this week we would have a look at three films, two based on true stories, showing how unique challenges can be entertaining […]

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Draw and share your art from home on National Drawing Day. Photo Manuela Di Grande

Kerry LCYP Encourages People To Get Involved In National Drawing Day

May 8, 2020 at 12:07 pm Comments are Disabled

KERRY Local Creative Youth Partnership is supporting National Drawing Day on Saturday May 16. Young artists, art lovers, gallery enthusiasts, art students and anyone who loves drawing is being asked to follow The National Gallery of Ireland on social media Facebook @NationalGalleryofIreland, Instagram @nationalgalleryofireland & Twitter @NGIreland for National Drawing […]

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Public Asked To ‘Shine A Light’ In Public Moment Of Solidarity

Public Asked To ‘Shine A Light’ In Public Moment Of Solidarity

April 9, 2020 at 4:10 pm Comments are Disabled

RTÉ is calling on the Irish public to come together to shine a light this Saturday at 9pm to create a moment of solidarity in our battle against the Covid 19 pandemic. President Michael D. Higgins and his wife Sabina are set to shine their light from the Áras. Government […]

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Finnegan On Films: Four Classics To Have You On The Edge Of Your Seat

Finnegan On Films: Four Classics To Have You On The Edge Of Your Seat

March 28, 2020 at 9:41 am Comments are Disabled

As filming on productions close all over the world, our movie guy, James Finnegan, revisits some of the classic thrillers with four different permutations and perspectives on that staple premise…The Chase…  First comes the film that reset the template for the summer blockbuster – Jaws (1975). Starring Roy Scheider, Robert […]

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Finnegan On Films: Great Family Movies To Enjoy On Netflix

Finnegan On Films: Great Family Movies To Enjoy On Netflix

March 21, 2020 at 11:21 am Comments are Disabled

With most people shut up in their homes, if you have Netflix there’s hundreds of movies to choose from and plenty to watch with all the family says our movie guy, James Finnegan… As the cinemas are currently closed, it might be a time to revisit, or even introduce, some […]

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Kristen Scott Thomas in 'Military Wives'.

Finnegan On Film: A Perfect Movie To Escape From Coronavirus Blues

March 14, 2020 at 10:00 am Comments are Disabled

James Finnegan says ‘Military Wives’ has good performances to make it worth investing your time and money… THIS week’s film is very much in the genre of “Calendar Girls” and “The Full Monty”, so if you enjoyed them, you will enjoy this. It is a story based on the true […]

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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

Number Of Events Planned For Tralee This Weekend Called Off

March 12, 2020 at 4:12 pm 1 comment

IN light of this morning’s announcement of new measures to curb the spread of the Coronavirus, a number of events which were due to take place in Tralee over the coming days have been called off. CBS The Green’s ‘Big Maggie’ had been cancelled for Thursday and Friday night. A […]

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Siamsa Tíre And INEC Postpone Upcoming Events

Siamsa Tíre And INEC Postpone Upcoming Events

March 12, 2020 at 1:28 pm Comments are Disabled

THIS morning’s announcement by the Government about new measures to limit the spread of COVID-19 (Coronavirus) has resulted in the INEC Killarney and Siamsa Tíre having to postpone events in the next few weeks. The Government recommends any indoor gatherings of over 100 people be cancelled until after March 29. […]

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'Lost' by the Free Radicals Youth Theatre, takes place on this Saturday night.

Get ‘Lost’ With The Free Radicals Youth Theatre Group In Siamsa

March 11, 2020 at 9:08 am Comments are Disabled

THE Tralee-based Free Radicals Youth Theatre with present their new play this Saturday night. Produced by Laura Gibney & Neil Flynn in association with Siamsa Tíre, ‘Lost’ will be performed at 7.30pm in the theatre.  Tickets €10 from the Box Office 066 7123055 or via www.siamsatire.com This rip-roaring adventure spans the […]

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