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Looking forward to the Caherleaheen NS Bingo event in The Rose Hotel on February 4 were, in front; Principal Mary Connolly and Ryan McMahon. Kneeling; Oisin Brosnan, Fionán Brosnan, Aidan Brennan and Amelia Obrusnik. Back; Sophie O'Donoghue, Ava McGough, Sean Óg Brosnan, Darragh O'Callaghan, Cian Caplis and Ben Callinan. Photo by Dermot Crean

Caherleaheen NS Hopes For Full House At Bingo Bonanza In The Rose Hotel

January 20, 2018 at 11:55 am 0 comments

CAHERLEAHEEN staff and pupils are getting ready for a fantastic fundraising day at The Rose Hotel with a ‘Bingo Bonanza’ afternoon. It’ll be ‘eyes down’ at 2pm on Sunday, February 4, with well over €1,500 in prizes and a huge crowd is expected. The event is open to the general […]

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Sam Rockwell and Frances McDormand in "Three Billboards..."

McCann At The Movies: A McDonagh Movie-Making Masterclass

January 20, 2018 at 10:20 am 0 comments

Our movie guy, John McCann, says ‘Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri’ is a must-see from director Martin McDonagh… London-Irish director’s third feature, ‘Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri’ sees the filmmaker return to the promise shown with ‘In Bruges’ after the disappointment that was his second film ‘Seven Psychopaths’. This black comedy […]

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Planter Trees Appear On The Mall In Time For Party

Planter Trees Appear On The Mall In Time For Party

January 19, 2018 at 12:38 pm 0 comments

THE Council has begun planting the trees in the square pots on The Mall this week as the final touches are put in place on the revamped space. While obviously there’s no leaves on the trees at this time of the year, it still adds a nice look to the […]

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The contestants in University Hospital Kerry's 'Sickly Come Dancing' with MC Tim Moynihan. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Meet The Couples In UHK’s ‘Sickly Come Dancing’ Contest

January 19, 2018 at 10:27 am 0 comments

IT’S all systems go for a fundraiser where staff from University Hospital Kerry will dance the night away for a great cause. The Hospital Social Club has organised a ‘Sickly Come Dancing’ Contest where 12 fleet-footed couples will take to the floor in the Ballygarry House Hotel on Friday, February […]

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Experts To Speak At Free Women’s Healthcare Event In Manor West Hotel

Experts To Speak At Free Women’s Healthcare Event In Manor West Hotel

January 19, 2018 at 10:26 am 0 comments

THE Manor West Hotel will be the venue for a special free event next month on Women’s Health And Well-Being organised by Sam McCauley’s Chemists. The event on Thursday, February 8 at 7.15pm, applies to women of all ages and speakers include  Dr Mary McCaffrey (Consultant Obstetrician/Gynaecologist), Dr Louis Keary […]

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PHOTOS: Tralee Couple To Bring Their Magic Touch To Killorglin Panto

PHOTOS: Tralee Couple To Bring Their Magic Touch To Killorglin Panto

January 19, 2018 at 9:48 am 0 comments

TRALEE husband and wife team, Jackie O’Mahoney and Martin Hurley, are busy these days bringing their expertise to a panto in Killorglin. The Killorglin Panto Group’s 55th Pantomime is ‘Pinocchio’ and if you’re looking for something to take the kids to in the coming weekends it sure to provide fantastic family […]

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Kevin Looks For Hikers To Take Part In Kerry Four Peaks Challenge

Kevin Looks For Hikers To Take Part In Kerry Four Peaks Challenge

January 18, 2018 at 10:45 am 0 comments

CLIMBERS are being asked to consider taking part in a fundraising event this summer to climb four of Kerry’s highest peaks in two days. Organised by Ballyduff man, Kevin Maguire, this will be the seventh year of the Four Peaks Challenge and it takes place on Friday, June 29 and […]

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Caroline McAuliffe with husband Mitchell and children Jessie and Evie, Katie O'Shea, Peggy O'Sullivan, Marcus O'Sullivan, Yvonne O'Sullivan and Jamie O'Shea, looking forward to the 80s and 90s disco fundraiser at The Abbey Tavern. Photo by Dermot Crean

Caroline Wants To Give Something Back After Cancer Ordeal

January 17, 2018 at 11:29 am 0 comments

AN Ardfert woman is organising a 80s/90s disco fundraiser next month to help out the hospital where she was treated for cancer over a year ago. Caroline McAuliffe, a married mother of two young children, was 36 years old when she had a tumour in her tongue removed at the […]

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There’s A Party On The Mall And You’re All Invited

There’s A Party On The Mall And You’re All Invited

January 15, 2018 at 11:26 am 0 comments

TO celebrate the re-opening of The Mall and the completion of significant enhancement works in Tralee Town centre over the past year, Kerry County Council, Tralee Chamber Alliance and Tralee town centre traders have organised a street party and fun day which will take place on Saturday next, January 20. […]

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Anne Kelliher and Michelle Greaney  look forward to the Optimal Fitness 10 Miler in February. Photo by Dermot Crean

Michelle Plans 10 Miler And 5k Race For February

January 15, 2018 at 9:49 am 0 comments

AFTER holding a very successful event on New Year’s Eve, Michelle Greaney of Optimal Fitness has another race planned for next month which is sure to attract running enthusiasts. The Tralee 10 Miler and 5k Road Race will take place on Sunday, February 18 at 10am from The Rose Hotel. […]

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McCann At The Movies: A Terrific Thriller From Veteran Director Ridley Scott

McCann At The Movies: A Terrific Thriller From Veteran Director Ridley Scott

January 13, 2018 at 10:14 am Comments are Disabled

Our movie guy, John McCann, says ‘All The Money In The World’ is a terrific tense thriller worthy of your attention… Veteran director Ridley Scott’s latest offering ‘All the Money in the World’ is a film that has gained notoriety on its release for the eleventh hour replacing of Kevin […]

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Participants at the start of the Jimmy Duffy Memorial Cycle on Saturday morning. Photo by Dermot Crean

Three Things To Do This Weekend

January 12, 2018 at 10:47 am Comments are Disabled

Early January is pretty miserable but there’s still a few things to get up to over the weekend… Friday 1. Test your knowledge… There’s two table quizzes tonight in town. One is the Kerry heat of The Big Ireland Quiz in aid Muscular Dystrophy Ireland/ It takes place in O’Donnell’s Mounthawk at […]

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Rachel, Kelly and Bernie Hayes at the Garvey's Supervalu Tralee Operation Transformation walk on Thursday evening. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Great Opening Night For Garvey’s Operation Transformation Walks

January 12, 2018 at 10:03 am Comments are Disabled

‘OPERATION Transformation’ is back on our screens this week and Garveys Supervalu Tralee have again teamed up with the show to promote a healthier lifestyle. Over 150 walkers of all ages and fitness levels gathered in the car park on Thursday evening to take on a 5k walk and get […]

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Samaritans Hope Public Join Them For ‘Brew Monday’

Samaritans Hope Public Join Them For ‘Brew Monday’

January 11, 2018 at 11:11 am Comments are Disabled

WITH next Monday infamously branded ‘Blue Monday’ by the media, the local branch of the Samaritans are asking the public make it a little easier by joining them for a fundraiser. ‘Blue Monday’ is somehow regarded as the day the Christmas bills accumulate and well-intentioned new year resolutions fall by […]

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Kerry Volunteers Needed To Help Out On Lollipop Day

Kerry Volunteers Needed To Help Out On Lollipop Day

January 10, 2018 at 3:40 pm Comments are Disabled

THE Oesophageal Cancer Fund (OCF) needs the help of Kerry people this February for their 17th annual Lollipop Day. The OCF is calling for volunteers in the county on Friday, February 23 and Saturday, February 24 to help raise vital funds for oesophageal cancer. Lollipop Day involves thousands of people […]

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Table Quiz Offers Chance To Compete For €1,000 Top Prize

January 10, 2018 at 3:31 pm Comments are Disabled

IF you fancy yourself as handy at table quizzes then an event this Friday is definitely for you. The Big Ireland Quiz is a fundraising event for Muscular Dystrophy Ireland and heats already have taken place around the country. The final local quiz heat will take place in O’Donnell’s Mounthawk […]

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McCann At The Movies: ‘Molly’s Game’ Is A Solid Directorial Debut From Aaron Sorkin

January 6, 2018 at 9:31 am Comments are Disabled

Our movie guy, John McCann, says audiences will appreciated the solid if unspectacular directorial debut for Aaron Sorkin with ‘Molly’s Game’… The beginning of the calendar year is usually the best time to head to your local cinema to catch the solid, steady flow of award favourites and quality features […]

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Tralee Woman To Hold Coffee Morning To Help Children In Calcutta

Tralee Woman To Hold Coffee Morning To Help Children In Calcutta

January 5, 2018 at 12:29 pm 4 comments

A COFFEE morning is to be held tomorrow (Saturday) by a Tralee woman who is travelling to India this March to help children living on the streets of Calcutta. Aedemar O’Regan, from Oakpark, is a teacher in St Francis’ School in Rochestown, Co. Cork. She is travelling with another teacher […]

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Tralee Toastmasters are looking for new members.

Tralee Toastmasters Club Looks For New Members

January 4, 2018 at 1:53 pm Comments are Disabled

TRALEE Toastmasters are holding an open meeting on Monday, January 8 in Kerin’s O’Rahillys at 8pm.  Guests go free. “If one of your New year’s resolutions is to improve your public speaking skills or take part in a fun and exciting social group, then Tralee Toastmasters is the answer to […]

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Get Active At The ‘Operation Transformation’ Walk From The Wetlands

Get Active At The ‘Operation Transformation’ Walk From The Wetlands

January 4, 2018 at 11:57 am Comments are Disabled

KERRY Recreation and Sports Partnership have again joined forces with Sport Ireland and Healthy Ireland for this year’s Operation Transformation Walk. The national event, now in its eighth year, has always had a great turn out with thousands of people donning their walking shoes and getting active. The Kerry Operation […]

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Laura Lee Curtin as Cinderella at Siamsa Tíre. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: It’s Panto Time As ‘Cinderella’ Starts At Siamsa Tíre

December 30, 2017 at 11:24 am Comments are Disabled

IT’S pantomime time at Siamsa Tíre and Friday saw two sell-0ut performances of Cinderella. Oliver Hurley is the man behind the panto once again and he has created a tremendous treat for all the family. With perennial favourites, Buttons, the wicked stepmother and the ugly sisters, this is a pantomime […]

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The fireworks on Denny Street on Saturday night. Photo by Dermot Crean

Fireworks Display For New Year’s Eve In Town Centre

December 30, 2017 at 11:23 am Comments are Disabled

TRALEE will host a special event once again in the town centre on New Year’s Eve. A spectacular fireworks display at the Ashe Memorial Hall will mark end of year celebrations for people of all ages in Tralee on Sunday, December 31. Organised by Kerry County Council and Tralee Chamber Alliance, the fireworks […]

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McCann At The Movies: My Top Five Films Of 2017

McCann At The Movies: My Top Five Films Of 2017

December 28, 2017 at 11:09 am Comments are Disabled

Our movie reviewer, John McCann, picks his favourite movies of the year… Firstly, to list just 5 great movies in a year is a near impossible task especially when it’s in a year full of quality. 2017 saw more and more reboots, superheroes and franchises (even though not all were […]

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Santa and Mrs Claus at the Christmas Swim in Fenit on Sunday. Photo by Dermot Crean

Six Things To Do Over The Next Few Days

December 24, 2017 at 9:09 am Comments are Disabled

SO then, the big day is almost here, the presents are bought (we hope!) and all that’s left to do is make time for friends and family. However, if you do feel like heading outdoors, here’s a few suggestions… 1. Get to town early on Christmas Eve… You probably have […]

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McCann At The Movies: New ‘Jumanji’ Is Solid Blockbuster Fare

McCann At The Movies: New ‘Jumanji’ Is Solid Blockbuster Fare

December 23, 2017 at 11:16 am Comments are Disabled

Our movie guy, John McCann saw ‘Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle’ and says it’s an entertaining enough way to spend 90+ minutes at the Omniplex… Another week, another blockbuster and yet another reboot! This time it’s the mid 90s Robin Williams vehicle that gets a modern day upgrade to appeal […]

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Abbey Inn To Mark 20th Anniversary Of Famous ‘Janus’ Events

Abbey Inn To Mark 20th Anniversary Of Famous ‘Janus’ Events

December 22, 2017 at 11:19 am Comments are Disabled

AN event is taking place in The Abbey Inn on St Stephens Night which is definitely one for the dance music purists, with the legendary Mark Kavanagh and internationally renowned Tralee woman DJ Eibhlin, appearing at the venue. Back in 1997, nightclubs in Tralee were still adjusting to the new […]

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Foil, Arms And Hog Return To Siamsa Next Year

Foil, Arms And Hog Return To Siamsa Next Year

December 20, 2017 at 10:42 am Comments are Disabled

A DATE for your diary if you enjoy the excellent sketches of Foil Arms & Hog. The comedy trio returns to Siamsa Tíre with ‘Oink’, a fast paced sketch show featuring a collection of songs for the elderly, a baggage handler’s interpretive dance and a shop that naively only sells balaclavas….among […]

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Parker's Pub and Herbert's Bar, KIlflynn.

Christmas Table Quiz In Aid Of Cancer Charities

December 19, 2017 at 11:23 am Comments are Disabled

IN case you’re getting cabin fever and want to head out over the Christmas period, there’s an event in Kilflynn that’ll test your general knowledge. The annual Kilflynn Cancer Quiz is celebrating its 15th anniversary and once again organisers are inviting teams to come along to Parker’s Pub and Herbert’s […]

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Donal Walsh #LiveLife Film Competition Now Open For Submissions

Donal Walsh #LiveLife Film Competition Now Open For Submissions

December 19, 2017 at 11:16 am Comments are Disabled

THE Donal Walsh #LiveLife National Film Competition 2017/18 is now open for submissions. The hugely popular competition has three categories Primary School, Secondary School and adult and always throws up some serious filmmaking talent. “We want you to remember Donal and his “Live Life” ethos by getting you to create […]

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Hundreds Expected At Banna Christmas Day Swim

Hundreds Expected At Banna Christmas Day Swim

December 18, 2017 at 11:22 am Comments are Disabled

BANNA Sea Rescue are currently preparing for the annual swim at Banna Strand on Christmas Day which takes place at 12.30pm sharp and they’re hoping for a big crowd of participants and spectators on the day. There has been big increase in the number of splashers over the years says […]

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