WHAT’S ON

Betty Brosnan, Nora Burke and Emer McDaid at the John Mitchels Christmas Markets on Saturday. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Magical Experience And Christmas Market At John Mitchels Complex

December 8, 2019 at 11:05 am 0 comments

IF you’re brave enough to head out during the storm later, you can browse the stands at the John Mitchels Complex this afternoon until 5pm. The club is welcoming families to their ‘Santa’s Magical Experience’ which also takes place next weekend at their Camp, Ballyseedy base. As well as a chance […]

Read more ›
Fabulous Afternoon Of Festive Entertainment Planned For ‘Snow Day’ In Tralee

Fabulous Afternoon Of Festive Entertainment Planned For ‘Snow Day’ In Tralee

December 6, 2019 at 8:00 am 0 comments

AFTER the incredible crowds that turned out for the switching on of the lights, Tralee will again be basking in the warmth of the Christmas spirit when it holds a ‘Snow Day’ next week. Snow Day, organised by Tralee Chamber Alliance with support from Kerry County Council, promises to be […]

Read more ›
Laura Kelliher, Tanya O'Connor and Mona McLeod looking forward to Santa's Magical Experience and Christmas Markets at John Mitchels GAA Complex in December. Photo by Dermot Crean

Five Things To Do Around Tralee This Weekend

December 6, 2019 at 7:59 am 0 comments

Less than three weeks to go until Christmas Day and the town will be buzzing with shoppers enjoying the festive atmosphere. Here’s a few things to get up to between the spending… Saturday 1. Magic at Mitchels… JOHN Mitchels are all set to welcome families to ‘Santa’s Magical Experience’ and […]

Read more ›
Greyhound Bar To Host Christmas Cracker Of A Comedy Night

Greyhound Bar To Host Christmas Cracker Of A Comedy Night

December 5, 2019 at 3:40 pm 0 comments

IF Christmas is the season to be jolly, you won’t be disappointed with a line-up of local comedy talent performing at a special stand-up night later this month. A host of budding comedians will take the stage at the Greyhound Bar on Saturday, December 28 at 8pm. Some of the […]

Read more ›
‘A Christmas Carol’ To Be Performed In Maddens Next Week

‘A Christmas Carol’ To Be Performed In Maddens Next Week

December 5, 2019 at 2:13 pm 0 comments

MADDENS on Milk Market Lane continues to hold unique events and next week is no exception. Next Thursday, December 12, visitors to the cafe/shop will be treated to a very special performance of ‘A Christmas Carol’ by the fireside. This rehearsed reading of the classic story of Scrooge is arranged […]

Read more ›
WATCH: Mitchels All Set To Welcome Kids To ‘Santa’s Magical Experience’

WATCH: Mitchels All Set To Welcome Kids To ‘Santa’s Magical Experience’

December 5, 2019 at 9:58 am 0 comments

JOHN Mitchels are all set to welcome families to ‘Santa’s Magical Experience’ and Christmas markets this weekend. The club will hold the event over the next two weekends at their GAA Complex in Camp, Ballyseedy and funds raised will go towards juvenile development in the club. The finishing touches are […]

Read more ›
Brendan Fuller

Radio Kerry Presenter Needs Your Votes In RTE Stand-Up Comedy Competition

December 4, 2019 at 8:50 am 0 comments

A POPULAR Radio Kerry presenter is having a crack at the world of stand-up comedy and could even appear on the Ray Darcy show this Saturday night…with your help. Brendan Fuller, of the station’s Afternoon Show, has entered ‘Stand Up & Be Funny’,  a new comedy talent competition searching for Ireland’s next […]

Read more ›
Launching the annual Bill Kirby Memorial Walk were, back from left; Mike Moriarty, Patrick Casey, Pa Laide, Mark Lee, Mayor Jim Finucane, Cllr Sam Locke, Jerry Daly and Michael Fox Connor. Front from left; Fiona Kirby, Ciss O'Connor, Joe Hennebery, Mary Shanahan, Willie Cleary and Frank Greaney. Photo by Dermot Crean

Looking Forward To The Bill Kirby Memorial Walk For Kerry Hospice

December 4, 2019 at 8:25 am 0 comments

LAST year saw a big crowd take to the road in sunshine for the annual Bill Kirby Memorial Walk and organisers are hoping the weather gods will be just as kind this year. The charity event on St Stephen’s Day, organised by Michael ‘Fox’ Connor, is a wonderful way for […]

Read more ›
Launching the Ballad and Folk Night fundraising concert at The Ashe Hotel were, front from left; Peter Tigge, Pamela O'Connor and Dave Buckley. Back from left; Julie O'Sullivan (Tralee Community Responders), Mary Lynch, Padraig Hanrahan (The Ashe Hotel), Mary Fitzgerald (Comfort For Chemo Kerry) and Jimmy Murphy (Tralee Community Responders). Photo by Dermot Crean

Best Of Local Musicians To Play Concert In Ashe Hotel This Friday

December 4, 2019 at 8:21 am 0 comments

A LINE-UP consisting of the best of local ballad/ folk musicians and singers will entertain at a special fundraising concert this Friday night at The Ashe Hotel. It’s a who’s who of the local scene appearing, with Spailpín, Flight of Earls, Ronnie Ryan, Sligo & Shenanigans, Joe & Pam, Dreams […]

Read more ›
Kerry Festival Of Pride To Return In Summer 2020

Kerry Festival Of Pride To Return In Summer 2020

December 4, 2019 at 8:12 am 0 comments

THE Kerry Festival of Pride is relaunching in 2020 with an LGBTQ+ Pride parade in Tralee on Saturday, June 13th 2020. The parade will be at the centre of a series of events running throughout the weekend of 12th-14th June 2020 including a social night and a family event. The […]

Read more ›
Launching the Santa 5k Fun Run at Tralee Bay Wetlands were, Sophie Quillinan, Martin Moore, Maura Sullivan, Aoife Moynihan, Paige Quillinan, Jamie Quillinan and Deirdre Moore. Photo by Dermot Crean

New Medal, Same Great Fun As Santa 5k Run Returns This Month

December 3, 2019 at 3:17 pm 0 comments

THE Sants 5k Fun Run is back this month! It’s an event which sees the Wetlands turn red and white every December and offers a chance for families to get together in festive costumes on a Sunday morning for some healthy fun. This will be the seventh year of the […]

Read more ›
Kerry Sinn Féin’s Charlie Kerins Commemoration This Friday

Kerry Sinn Féin’s Charlie Kerins Commemoration This Friday

December 2, 2019 at 4:29 pm 0 comments

KERRY Sinn Féin will hold their annual Volunteer Charlie Kerins commemoration on this Friday, December 6. Members and supporters of Sinn Féin will march from the Pikeman monument on Denny St at 7.30pm to the monument at Charlie Kerins Park on Strand Street where Cllr Pa Daly will give the […]

Read more ›
Kerry Choral Union.

A Christmas Treat From Kerry Choral Union

December 2, 2019 at 11:38 am 0 comments

KERRY Choral Union will deliver a Christmas present with their ‘O Holy Night’ choral concert at St John’s Church, Castle Street, on Sunday December 15 at 7:30pm. The concert is eagerly anticipated each year and attracts up to 600 people. The choir will be joined again by soloist, Miriam Murphy. Miriam […]

Read more ›
Andrei Rogojina, Rebecca Byrne  and Kim Pacheco looking forward to the family fun day fundraiser at Costa Coffee on The Mall next Sunday. Photo by Dermot Crean

Costa To Host Family Fun Day In Aid Of Children’s Ward At UHK

December 2, 2019 at 10:09 am 0 comments

IF you’re out and about next Sunday and fancy a coffee, then pop into Costa Coffee on The Mall and help out the Children’s Ward at University Hospital Kerry. They are holding a family fun day at the cafe and promise some great entertainment. “We’ll have face-painting, arts and crafts fun, […]

Read more ›
Phyllis McLoughlin at the St John's Parish annual Bazaar at the KDYS on Denny Street on Friday night. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Great Prizes To Be Won As St John’s Bazaar Continues For Weekend

November 30, 2019 at 11:02 am Comments are Disabled

THE KDYS was packed with hampers, vouchers and great prizes on Friday night, as the doors opened for this year’s St John’s Parish Bazaar. It’s been part of the pre-Christmas schedule for years now and for the 68th year there’s the usual array of hampers, vouchers, art work, crafts and […]

Read more ›
Mayor of Tralee Jim Finucane addressing people at the opening of 'Off The Rails' at Kerry County Museum last night. Photo by Dermot Crean

Local Artists’ Work Exhibited At Kerry County Museum

November 29, 2019 at 3:56 pm Comments are Disabled

A LARGE group of artists and art lovers gathered at Kerry County Museum last night for the opening of an exhibition focusing on the beautiful county we live in. Art in the Park artists in association with Tralee Chamber Alliance are showcasing local artists’ works at ‘Off the Rails’ which […]

Read more ›
The crowd at the switching on of the Christmas lights I The Square on Saturday. Photo by Dermot Crean

Seven Things To Do Around Tralee This Weekend

November 29, 2019 at 8:31 am Comments are Disabled

Christmas really kicks off this weekend with the parade and the lights being switched on, but there’s a few more things to do around town as well… Friday 1. Quiz time… Coláiste Gleann Lí is preparing to host their annual table quiz tonight at the Ballymac Bar in Boherbee to […]

Read more ›
Tralee Art Group To Hold Christmas Market On Sunday

Tralee Art Group To Hold Christmas Market On Sunday

November 28, 2019 at 10:35 am Comments are Disabled

TRALEE  Art Group are holding a Christmas Market at Baile Mhuire Day Centre, Balloonagh, on Sunday next, December 1 from 12.30-4pm. Santa Claus will be there with his very own mailbox. Music will be provided by Paulie O’Brien with a Tea Dance at 2pm. Prizes galore with a Monster Raffle. […]

Read more ›
Joanne To Finish Tour Of Critically-Acclaimed, Multi-Award Winning Play In Siamsa

Joanne To Finish Tour Of Critically-Acclaimed, Multi-Award Winning Play In Siamsa

November 27, 2019 at 2:41 pm Comments are Disabled

A LIMERICK-BORN writer/performer with strong connections to Tralee and north Kerry, will bring the tour of her multi award-winning play to a close in Siamsa Tíre this Saturday night. Fresh from critically-acclaimed runs in Dublin, London, Edinburgh, Malaysia, Cyprus and an award-winning tour in Australia, ‘Eggsistentialism’ is a comedic piece […]

Read more ›
Ian Willey, Tommy O'Connor, Edel Codd, Steve Baker, Cllr Norma Foley, James O'Loughlin and Mary Cremin at the opening of Ardfert Camera Club's exhibition on Tuesday night. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Wonderful Images Make Up Exhibition From Ardfert Camera Club

November 27, 2019 at 2:08 pm Comments are Disabled

AFTER a break of two years, the Ardfert Camera Club returned to Tralee Library to hold an exhibition of work which was opened by Cllr Norma Foley on Tuesday night. Consisting of nearly 70 photos, portraits, landscapes, seascapes, animals, flowers and much more features in the exhibition which runs until […]

Read more ›
Students and members of the Parents Council launching 'A Polish Christmas' which takes place in the school next week.

Parents Council Launches Intercultural Programme At Mercy Mounthawk

November 27, 2019 at 10:06 am Comments are Disabled

MERCY Mounthawk Parents’ Council has launched an Intercultural Programme that will take place in the academic year 2019/2020. And to kick it off, there’s a ‘A Polish Christmas’ being hosted by two parents in the school next Thursday, December 5 at 7.30pm. This will be a celebration of traditional Polish […]

Read more ›
Seasonal Music And Song At ‘Carols For Chernobyl’ This Sunday

Seasonal Music And Song At ‘Carols For Chernobyl’ This Sunday

November 26, 2019 at 4:20 pm Comments are Disabled

IF you’re feeling festive and looking for something special this weekend, then this is for you. An evening of seasonal music and song, ‘Carols For Chernobyl’, takes place from 7.30pm on Sunday, December 1, with all proceeds going to Chernobyl Children International Tralee. Special guest will be Adi Roche from […]

Read more ›
Paul Heaton and Jacqui Abbott.

Beautiful South Singers Reunite For Tour Taking In Date At INEC Killarney

November 26, 2019 at 3:12 pm Comments are Disabled

THEY created magical music with the Beautiful South and now Paul Heaton and Jacqui Abbott have teamed up again for an Irish tour featuring a date in the INEC Killarney. Following the announcement of their fourth studio album ‘Manchester Calling’ out in March 2020, the duo have announced a date in Killarney […]

Read more ›
The lights on The Mall. Photo by Dermot Crean

Tralee Chamber Announces Fun Programme Of Entertainment For Christmas

November 26, 2019 at 2:11 pm Comments are Disabled

THE much-anticipated line up of events for Christmas in Tralee were released this morning through the events team in Tralee Chamber Alliance and there’s loads to look forward to including a winter wonderland of snow in The Square next month. There’s also entertainment in the Tralee Chamber Marquee on the […]

Read more ›
Launching the 'Poetry From The Pulpit' fundraiser for the Kerry Hospice Foundation were, in front; Kerry Rose Sally-Ann Leahy, Radio Kerry's Deirdre Walsh and Joe Hennebery of Kerry Hospice Foundation. At back; At back; Linda O’Connor, Palliative Care Unit; Liam Hassett; Andrea O’Donoghue of the Kerry Hospice Foundation and Andrea O’Connor, Palliative Care Unit. Photo by Dermot Crean

Kerry Captains, Radio Presenters And More To Read ‘Poems From The Pulpit’

November 26, 2019 at 11:18 am Comments are Disabled

FORMER Kerry captains, Radio Kerry presenters, an RTE journalist and many more will read their favourite poems and enjoy some friendly chat at a special evening in aid of a charity this Thursday night. Radio Kerry presenter Deirdre Walsh is hosting a poetry evening with a difference in Listowel to […]

Read more ›
CH Tralee's Peter Harty (left) ad Kevin Reardon (right) along with Santa and friends invite you all to the CH Christmas Parade, this Saturday afternoon. Photo by Dermot Crean

CH Tralee Invites Everyone To Their Fun Christmas Parade This Saturday

November 26, 2019 at 11:03 am Comments are Disabled

GET set for a super Saturday of colour and excitement for as the annual CH Tralee Christmas parade takes place once again to really kick-off the festive season in Tralee. As usual, you can expect  hundreds line the route where Santa and Mrs Claus, along with many familiar characters, arrive […]

Read more ›
Kathleen Reidy (centre) launching her floral exhibition in aid of Recovery Haven, with Sharon Villa (left) and Marisa Reidy. Photo by Dermot Crean

Festive Floral Treat In Aid Of Recovery Haven

November 25, 2019 at 2:13 pm Comments are Disabled

RECOVERY Haven Kerry Cancer Support House is planning a very special pre-Christmas treat on Thursday, December 5 when it hosts a gala festive floral demonstration in Castleisland. Award-winning floral designer, Kathleen Reidy – who had been a member of the Tralee Flower Club for over 20 years – will host […]

Read more ›
Launching the Coláiste Gleann Lí fundraising table quiz were, front from left; John Joe Roche, Coláiste Gleann Lí; Grainne Mulvihill, Parents Council; Margaret Kenny, Colaiste Gleann Lí and Mikey Sheehy of Comfort for Chemo Kerry. Back from left; Students Caoimhe O'Gorman, Keelin O'Shea, Mary Fitzgerald of Comfort For Chemo Kerry, Aisling  O'Connelll, and Zayad Abdemarazk. Photo by Dermot Crean

Comfort For Chemo Kerry To Benefit From School’s Table Quiz

November 25, 2019 at 10:22 am Comments are Disabled

COLÁISTE Gleann Lí is preparing to host their annual table quiz on Friday night and they’ve brought a local charity on board this year. The school holds an annual Table Quiz at the Ballymac Bar in Boherbee to raise funds for the school but this year they intend to donate […]

Read more ›
at the opening of the 'Off The Rails' exhibition in Kerry County Museum on Thursday night. Photo by Dermot Crean

Art In The Park’s ‘Off The Rails’ Exhibition Returns To Museum

November 22, 2019 at 12:06 pm Comments are Disabled

ART in the Park artists in association with Tralee Chamber Alliance are delighted to once again showcase their artworks for their Off the Rails exhibition. Titled ‘The Kingdom of Kerry’, it takes place in Kerry County Museum, opening on Thursday November 28 at 7pm and will run until April 2020. […]

Read more ›
Tickets Still Available For Night To Celebrate 25 Years Of Fenit RNLI Lifeboat Station

Tickets Still Available For Night To Celebrate 25 Years Of Fenit RNLI Lifeboat Station

November 21, 2019 at 3:40 pm Comments are Disabled

LOOKING for something to go to this weekend? Well, there’s just a few remaining tickets available for a night to celebrate a fantastic, life-saving service in Kerry. The Fenit Lifeboat Black Tie Charity Ball, celebrates 25 years service of Fenit RNLI Lifeboat Station and takes place on this Saturday in […]

Read more ›

image