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'Love Island' winner Greg O'Shea.

‘Love Island’ Winner To Judge At Ladies Day In Killarney

August 20, 2019 at 12:05 pm 0 comments

HOT on the heels of the high-profile visit of racing superstar Frankie Dettori to the track in July, the team at Killarney Racecourse has pulled off another major coup for this week’s festival of racing. Dapper Love Island winner Greg O’Shea and glamorous model and TV personality Yvonne Connolly will […]

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Tralee Gardaí To Welcome Public To Open Day At John Mitchels GAA Club

Tralee Gardaí To Welcome Public To Open Day At John Mitchels GAA Club

August 20, 2019 at 10:19 am 0 comments

THE community policing unit at Tralee Garda Station are hosting an Open Day at John Mitchels GAA Complex, Tralee, on Saturday next between 12pm and 4pm. This event takes place during the Rose of Tralee Festival and the theme is embracing “Community Inclusiveness” . It is an opportunity for members […]

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‘Dancing With The Stars Live’ Is Coming To The INEC

‘Dancing With The Stars Live’ Is Coming To The INEC

August 20, 2019 at 10:00 am 0 comments

DANCING with the Stars Live will be sashaying its way into the public domain as it makes it was to the INEC, Killarney, on Friday 1st and Saturday 2nd of November 2019. Spanning over two days, these bombastic, glittertastic live shows will feature five celebrities and pro-dancers from the past three series. With […]

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Kilmoyley To Host ‘Love Our Waters Weekend’

Kilmoyley To Host ‘Love Our Waters Weekend’

August 16, 2019 at 1:40 pm 0 comments

WHILE Tralee is the place to be for the Rose of Tralee Festival next weekend, a village not far from town are hosting their own event. Tidy Towns Kilmoyley will host a ‘Love Our Waters Weekend’ in conjunction with the Local Authority Waters Programme as part of National Heritage Week […]

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All The Details Of The 161st Listowel Harvest Festival Race Meeting

All The Details Of The 161st Listowel Harvest Festival Race Meeting

August 16, 2019 at 1:39 pm 0 comments

LISTOWEL will host its 161st harvest racing festival from Sunday, September 8-14 and promises to live up to its reputation for serious racing, serious fun and sensational style. Renowned as one of the longest established race meetings in Ireland, this year the total prize money over the seven days is €1.343,500. Racing […]

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Mikey Sheehy and Mary Fitzgerald of Comfort For Chemo Kerry with Carraig Donn store manager Catherine O'Sullivan and stylist Danny Leane looking forward to the fundraiser on Friday, August 16. Photo by Dermot Crean

Six Things To Do In Tralee And Beyond This Weekend

August 16, 2019 at 9:55 am 0 comments

Twas the weekend before the Festival, when all through the town, not a creature was stirring, not even a…well actually, there are a few things happening in the next few days before the madness begins… Friday 1. Getting into Rose mode… The ‘Gowns Of Glory’ exhibition is currently going on at […]

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Showband Fans In For A Treat At The INEC

Showband Fans In For A Treat At The INEC

August 15, 2019 at 3:04 pm 0 comments

FOLLOWING its outstanding success at the Grand Opera House, Belfast, ‘The Miami Showband Musicial’ comes to the INEC Killarney on August 28. Marie Jones (Stones In His Pockets) and Martin Lynch (Dancing Shoes – The George Best Story) have another huge hit on their hands with the show. Telling the […]

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Hundreds Of Performers To Entertain Crowds At  Festival Parades

Hundreds Of Performers To Entertain Crowds At Festival Parades

August 14, 2019 at 10:35 am 0 comments

MARCHING bands are synonymous with the Rose of Tralee and 60 years on from the first ever Festival in 1959, this year’s audiences can look forward to enjoying the sweet sound of music from some amazing groups from near and far. Millstreet Pipe Band from Co Cork will lead the […]

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Pictured at the Kingdom Veteran Vintage and Classic Car Club Coffee Morning at Ballygarry House Hotel were, seated front, Veronica Blennerhasset (1973 Rose of Tralee), seated back, Kerry Rose Sally-Ann Leahy and standing, Therese Collins (1965 Rose of Tralee).

Former Roses Of Tralee To Parade Through Town In Vintage Cars

August 13, 2019 at 4:56 pm Comments are Disabled

THIRTY Roses of Tralee will return to Kerry’s Capital to take part in the 60 Year Celebrations of the Rose of Tralee International Festival. They will take part in many official events, but the parade is likely to be their highlight of the week with the Kingdom Veteran Vintage & […]

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Launching the Rose of Tralee 10k at the Town Park on Tuesday were, at back; Michelle Constable, Travane Morrisson, Rosebud Sophie, Martin Fitzgerald, Cillian Griffin and Una O'Mahony of Rada Sports. In front; Alan Balfe of Tralee Bay Wetlands, Louis Byrne of Spar, and Leonie Flaherty of The Ashe Hotel/Manor West Hotel. Photo by Dermot Crean

Harriers Look Forward To Hosting Annual Rose Of Tralee 10k

August 13, 2019 at 2:51 pm Comments are Disabled

THE Tralee Harriers Rose of Tralee 10km will once again take place during the festival this year and another big crowd is expected to take part. Organised as a fundraiser for the Tralee Harriers Athletic Club the race takes place on Sunday, August 25th. Entries are still open and selling […]

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Looking forward to the annual Tony O'Donoghue Walk were, in front; Millie O'Brien, Andrea O'Donoghue, Mark O'Brien, Ally Lynch and Kevin Boyle. Back from left; Stephen Griffin, Mono Ryle, Mary O'Donoghue, Tommy Brosnan, Bernadette Boyle and Donal Brosnan. Photo by Dermot Crean

Remembering Tony At Annual Fundraising Walk In Blennerville

August 13, 2019 at 11:03 am Comments are Disabled

THE annual Tony O’Donoghue walk will take place on Saturday, September 7 at 5pm from the Blennerville Windmill Car Park. Thanks to the huge generosity of the local people and beyond they have raised over €45,000 in fundraising  in the event since Tony ( Todd) has died. This is the […]

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Fun Afternoon Planned For Launch Of ‘Forest Connections’ Project

Fun Afternoon Planned For Launch Of ‘Forest Connections’ Project

August 12, 2019 at 4:44 pm Comments are Disabled

THE Minister of State for Food, Forestry and Horticulture, Andrew Doyle TD, will be officially launching the Kerry Forest Connections Project with a Forest Fun afternoon at Lyreacrompane Resource Centre, on Wednesday, August 21 from 3pm to 6pm. Run in conjunction with National Heritage Week’s Wild Child Day, there will […]

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Event In Town Park To Celebrate 50 Years Of Save The Green Committee

Event In Town Park To Celebrate 50 Years Of Save The Green Committee

August 12, 2019 at 3:37 pm Comments are Disabled

THE Tralee Save the Green Committee will be 50 years together this year and to mark the historic occasion, a very special commemorative event will take place in the Town Park on the Friday, September 6, at 6 pm. The location will be at the ‘Old Oak Tree’ near the […]

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Tickets Selling Fast For 80s Night In The Dome

August 9, 2019 at 10:48 am Comments are Disabled

ABBAESQUE, Ireland’s top tribute act to the legendary Abba, and Kerry’s favourite DJ Botty, will bring you a night of fun and nostalgia in the Festival Dome for a special 80s night on Saturday, August 24. And while tickets are selling fast, organisers are enticing people to go out en […]

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Aware To Host New Mental Health Programme In Tralee

Aware To Host New Mental Health Programme In Tralee

August 8, 2019 at 4:40 pm Comments are Disabled

AWARE, Ireland’s national charity supporting people affected by depression, bipolar disorder and mood-related conditions, is to host a new positive mental health programme, free of charge, in Tralee starting next month. Aware’s Life Skills Programme gets underway at the Rose Hotel, Tralee, on Monday September 9 at 7.30pm. The programme […]

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Mikey Sheehy and Mary Fitzgerald of Comfort For Chemo Kerry with Carraig Donn store manager Catherine O'Sullivan and stylist Danny Leane looking forward to the fundraiser on Friday, August 16. Photo by Dermot Crean

Night Of Style At Carraig Donn For Comfort For Chemo Kerry

August 8, 2019 at 3:14 pm Comments are Disabled

  A LOCAL charity will benefit from an event at a Tralee store next week. Carraig Donn on Bridge Street will host a customer evening on Friday, August 16, from 6pm to 9pm with Comfort For Chemo Kerry receiving proceeds from a raffle, while there will also be donation buckets […]

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Orlagh Winters of Benners Hotel with Marisa Reidy and Kathleen Collins of Recovery Haven looking forward to the fundraising barbecue next month. Photo by Dermot Crean

Four Things To Do In Tralee And Beyond This Weekend

August 2, 2019 at 10:17 am Comments are Disabled

It’s a long weekend and while the weather is looking mixed, if you can get out here’s a few things to go to… Saturday 1. Family fun in Abbeydorney… The Abbeydorney Vintage Society Classic and Vintage Car and Tractor Show takes place this weekend. Beginning on Saturday, registration for the […]

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James Patrice

James Patrice To Judge Top Award At 2019 Rose Of Tralee Fashion Show

August 1, 2019 at 11:51 am Comments are Disabled

TV presenter and style guru, James Patrice, has been confirmed as the special guest at the 2019 Rose of Tralee Autumn Winter Fashion Show in the Festival Dome on Sunday, August 25. James will co-judge the Designer of the Year Awards and the Best Dressed Lady Competition at the Fashion […]

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Orlagh Winters of Benners Hotel with Marisa Reidy and Kathleen Collins of Recovery Haven looking forward to the fundraising barbecue next month. Photo by Dermot Crean

Barbecue Fun In Aid Of Recovery Haven At Benners This Weekend

July 31, 2019 at 10:32 am Comments are Disabled

BENNER’S Hotel Tralee will be cooking up a storm this August Bank Holiday weekend as it plays hosts to a fundraising barbecue in aid of local cancer support charity, Recovery Haven Kerry. The hotel’s stunning courtyard will form the ideal setting for the highly anticipated event, which takes place on […]

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Gogglebox Ireland Is Looking For Kerry People To Star In Show

Gogglebox Ireland Is Looking For Kerry People To Star In Show

July 31, 2019 at 10:28 am 1 comment

IT’S been one of Virgin Media 1’s biggest successes over the past few years and they want Kerry people to hit our screens very soon. ‘Gogglebox Ireland’ is on the lookout for new faces to join the cast of Ireland’s most opinionated TV critics and they are keen for Kerry […]

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Remembering Roger Casement In Ardfert This Saturday

Remembering Roger Casement In Ardfert This Saturday

July 31, 2019 at 10:25 am Comments are Disabled

THE Annual Roger Casement Commemoration will take place at Casement Fort (McKenna’s Fort), Ardfert, at 3pm on Saturday next, August 3. Two short short talks will be given, one by Donncha Ó hAodha, President of Dáil na Mumhan, Conradh na Gaeilge, and the other by Mícheál Ó Ruairc, Irish scholar, […]

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Laura Duff.

The Stag & Doe Sessions Returns To The Fiddler

July 30, 2019 at 11:37 am Comments are Disabled

THE Stag & Doe Sessions has been a great success bringing live original music to the people of Tralee in two superb gigs so far. The launch night went down a treat with an array of artists from all around Kerry including Deep Sky Objects, Scenes, Leevy, Radar Fry, Julian […]

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Chief Executive of the Rose of Tralee Festival Anthony O'Gara with Maureen O'Brien and Dermot Crowley of Recovery Haven launching Celebration of Light at the Wetlands on Monday. Photo by Joe Hanley

Looking Forward To The Eighth Annual ‘Celebration Of Light’

July 30, 2019 at 11:33 am Comments are Disabled

CANCER support charity, Recovery Haven Kerry, is extending a warm invitation to the people of Kerry to join them at Tralee Bay Wetlands on Thursday, August 22nd for their eighth annual Celebration of Light ceremony. Run in conjunction with the Rose of Tralee Festival and Kerry Choral Union, this poignant […]

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Candy Warhol and friends are coming to Tralee next week.

Five Things To Do Around Tralee This Weekend

July 26, 2019 at 10:29 am Comments are Disabled

The weather is supposed to be mainly dry with a few showers, so there’s no excuse for not getting out and about this weekend… Friday 1. A vintage evening… If you’re into cars, then a trip to O’Riada’s in Ballymac might interest you. The 10th annual Ballymac Vintage Run takes […]

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The Kerry Islamic Outreach Society’s annual Islamic Cultural Exhibition on Saturday in the Brandon Hotel. Photo by Dermot Crean

Annual Kerry Islamic Outreach Society Cultural Exhibition Returns Next Month

July 25, 2019 at 2:16 pm 2 comments

THE Kerry Islamic Outreach Society will host their sixth annual Islamic Cultural Exhibition on Saturday, August 17, at the Brandon Hotel. The exhibition will be from 12noon until 5pm on the day and will feature a whole host of entertainment and informative pieces for all that attend. There will be several […]

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Blennerville Pony and Agricultural Show chairman Tim Hurley with the President of the Irish Shows Association David Sheehan and the President of the Blennerville Pony and Agricultural Show John Browne at the show launch night on Saturday 13th of July in Quanes Bar.

A Great Family Day Out In Prospect At Blennerville Show

July 25, 2019 at 10:49 am Comments are Disabled

AN event near Blennerville Windmill on Sunday  is a must for families looking for a day out. The Blennerville Pony and Agricultural Show celebrates its 40th Anniversary Show and has grown to hosting over 50 pony and horse classes, as well as cattle and sheep classes. This year they have teamed […]

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Woodies staff looking forward to a month of fundraising. From left; Josephine Patwell, Sean Kerins, Gary McCormack, Paul O'Sullivan, Pierce Owens, Edward O'Connor, Dean Reidy and Mary Murphy. Photo by Dermot Crean

Woodies Staff All Set For A Month Of Fundraising To Help Charities

July 25, 2019 at 10:48 am Comments are Disabled

WOODIES staff in Tralee are once again pulling out all the stops for their annual summer fundraising campaign. Woodie’s Tralee are doing their part in the nationwide Woodie’s Hero’s 2019 campaign which takes place during July/August. Four charities — Child Line, Temple Street Hospital, Hand in Hand and Autism Assistant […]

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Trish Horan on a Honda 50 joined by members of the Kingdom Veteran Vintage & Classic Car Club looking forward to the 10th Ballymac Vintage Run later this month. Photo by Dermot Crean

Ballymac Vintage Run For Kerry Hospice Takes Place Friday Evening

July 25, 2019 at 10:44 am Comments are Disabled

THE Kingdom Veteran Vintage & Classic Car Club members looking forward to their annual Ballymac Vintage Car and Honda 50 Run on Friday night. Taking place at 7pm from O’Riada’s Bar, the event this year will benefit Kerry Hospice Foundation and will be held in memory of three people — […]

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A Day To Bring That Old Mattress To North Kerry Landfill

A Day To Bring That Old Mattress To North Kerry Landfill

July 24, 2019 at 10:13 am Comments are Disabled

KERRY County Council is providing householders in the county wishing to dispose of old mattresses with the opportunity to do so on Saturday, August 10. Clean, dry mattresses will be accepted at the North Kerry Landfill at Muingnaminane near Tralee between 9am and 3pm and for no charge. Deposits from […]

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Walking On Cars

Walking On Cars Announces December Date At INEC

July 23, 2019 at 12:11 pm Comments are Disabled

FOLLOWING on from an amazing summer of festivals, Kerry’s own Walking on Cars announce they will bring their Colours 2019 – One Last Dance Tour to the Gleneagle INEC Arena on Saturday, December 21. The four-piece group from Dingle, whose debut catapulted them to fame in their homeland and abroad, […]

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