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Tickets Selling Fast For Health And Wellbeing Evening On Thursday

Tickets Selling Fast For Health And Wellbeing Evening On Thursday

April 5, 2017 at 2:48 pm Comments are Disabled

IT’S just one more night until Lee Strand and the National Dairy Council welcome hundreds of people for a Health and Wellbeing Evening in the Brandon Hotel, Tralee. The event on Thursday will host high profile guest speakers including: Derval O’Rourke, Irish Olympic Athlete and cookbook author; Aidan O’Mahony, Kerry Football […]

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The DIL Tralee Committee members Pat Turner, Mairead McMahon, Martin Brosnan, Marilyn O'Shea, Gillian Goggin Anne O'Shea, and Aidan O'Sullivan releasing lanterns at the Kerry Launch of Darkness Into Light on Tuesday. Photo by Lisa O'Mahony.

Darkness Into Light Kerry Launch Lights Up Tralee Wetlands

April 5, 2017 at 2:33 pm Comments are Disabled

THE Kerry launch of Darkness Into Light took place at Tralee Bay Wetlands on Tuesday night. The launch was kicked off with a few words from Pieta House Chief Clinical Officer, Cindy O’Connor, where she thanked everyone for supporting Pieta House. The guests were then invited to release lighting ‘lanterns of […]

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Kerry team trainer Eamonn Fitzmaurice and footbaler James O'Donoghue took time out from training this week for one big push for the Kerry Expo which takes place in the INEC, Killarney on Sunday next April 9th.
The Kerry EXPO It is one of the largest business gatherings in the county where SME’s, Entrepreneurs, Large Industry, State & Semi State bodies meet in a social, fun and interactive environment which will attract people to come and work in Kerry.
Photo shows Kerry trainer, Eamonn Fitzmaurice,  Kerry footballer James O'Donoghue with Karie Larkin, Astellas Killorglin and Sinead Delaney, Enercon with an old Ford Car at the Kerry EXPO push at Fitzgerald Stadium this week.
Photo: Don MacMonagle

repro free photo from Kerry EXPO.
furthe information: liz.maher@kerryexpo.ie 

PRESS RELEASE: 
Kerry kicks off a very different type of celebration this year and this festive style business event has something for everyone! The Kerry EXPO takes place on April 9th in the INEC and the entire event promises fun, activity and a stellar line up of family entertainment.  Over 130 businesses will exhibit and the entertainment programme includes, 9ft Robot Ted, Storm Troopers, 6ft Robot Bumble Bee, Magic Shows, The Tall Gent, Drum dancing, Active Kingdom’s drop Zone and red ball wipe out and that’s just the start.

In a bid to stimulate interest and advancement in STEM projects, Kerry based companies and organisations have actively taken steps to encourage children to participate in fun and interactive STEM based workshops. Kids can avail of 3 different programmes, The Wacky Science Pod hosted by Astellas, Designer minds –Engineering & Sphero Robot Race and Circus Workshops with Malachy Kelly. Astellas are offering a €500 School Prize fund and prize of a “Class Trip” to the company in Killorglin and an individual “Student Prize of €50” The competitions will be held at the EXPO on April 9th and registration for workshops is advisable for more details go to Kerryexpo.ie

Meanwhile in the lead up to the event , the EXPO supporting partners and sponsors together Spin South West are offering Secondary Students, an opportunity to win a €500 prize for the winner of the “Why Kerry” story. Secondary students are asked to take a 30sec video of what they most love about living in Kerry and with parental permission, post their video to public youtube and submit the link with their contact details to info@kerryexpo.ie. The winner will be announced at the EXPO.

The GAA’s  Scoretactix on the mini indoor Astro Turf pitch will no doubt attract budding Kerry players. Kids and teenagers will be challenged to score against top goal keepers in a test of skill. GAA have promised lots of prizes and giveaways so don’t be late!

Meanwhile Moms, Dads and grandparents can check out the vintage cars & tractor, or get some tips from the Supervalu Cooking demos and savour some food tastings from the food academy and tipple or two from Celtic Whiskey bar and ladder. The Bon Secours Hospital is offering an amazing list of Free Health checks and will have qualified staff at hand throughout the day. But let’s not forget about the fashion!. Yep it’s a fashion throwback, taking styles and looks from the Vintage and Hollywood era. This show is more performance than runway and features clothing & accessories from Goose, Formerly Yours, Karyn Moriarty, Rebeka Wall, Cathy Troth and sponsor - House of Weddings, Tralee.

The EXPO showcases business, sport, lifestyle, entertainment and recruitment across the entire county. Major industries in collaboration with sponsoring bodies and the sporting industry are set to drive the message, that Kerry is open for business and this county offers an unbeatable life style coupled with career advancement and low cost of living. Collaborative efforts from diverse sectors means, there’s no doubt that Kerry has the ability to steer its own economic growth engine and we are entering into an era of confidence and upturn.

Organiser’s of the Kerry EXPO say the goal here is to highlight the county’s many social and commercial offerings. It is designed to allow companies of all sizes to integrate, while at the same time connect and engage with the Kerry community in a fun and interactive environment. Corporations, industries and organisations across Kerry have collaborated with the GAA and IFA to raise awareness with regards to the social and commercial aspects of the county, in a bid to repopulate both the playing fields and the vacant job positions. The promotion of Kerry as the place to live, work and study is very much showcased as employers and exhibiting organisations believe that Kerry, above other counties, is blessed with both quality of life,  career opportunities and low cost of living. Pressure is mounting to attract trade, investment, employment and suitable individuals to fill job vacancies, as these are identified as the key drivers of growth, particularly in rural Kerry.

Director of Kerry EXPO, Liz Maher says that “Events like this are extremely costly both from a financial and resource commitment. The support extended by the management team, supporting partners and financial sponsors and sponsors in kind, has been truly amazing. Together major companies, organisations and institutions have contributed greatly, allowing us to bring a day of celebration to Kerry, while at the same time keeping costs at affordable levels for smaller businesses. Contributions & sponsorship has facilitated inclusion and support for small and start-up companies and allowed them to contribute to the greater business community. Even in a time when most large companies are expanding their own horizons they have been generous with both their time and commitment. We are delighted with the collaborative efforts made by all concerned and all have been extremely accommodating and engaging in every aspect of the event. Equally we are extremely lucky to have companies that have a willingness to give back to their community and strong organisations and institutions that are willing to collaborate, sponsor & indeed support an event like the EXPO”. For registration and further details go to: kerryexpo.ie
Further Details: Contact…… Liz Maher 087 950 5998

Kerry EXPO Set To Attract Thousands To INEC This Sunday

April 5, 2017 at 9:21 am Comments are Disabled

A BUSINESS event with a great family entertainment element featuring something for everyone takes place this Sunday and huge crowds are expected to attend. The Kerry EXPO takes place on April 9 in the INEC and the entire event promises fun, activity and a stellar line up of family entertainment. Over […]

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Amie Griffin, Celene Moloney, Olutayo Olaitan, and Anne Mansur at the Launch of the Tír na nÓg Family Festival on Monday. Photo by Lisa O'Mahony.

Three Fantastic Events For Children On The Way This Easter At Tír Na nÓg Festival

April 4, 2017 at 12:07 pm Comments are Disabled

EASTER is coming and it’s bringing loads of fun in the shape of the Tír na nÓg festival. Tralee Chamber Alliance is organising three events during the children’s festival, from which all profits raised will go to charity. It starts off on Friday, April 14 with Fun at the Playdium from 11am – 1pm. […]

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Events Planned In Tralee For ‘Culture Day’ This Easter

Events Planned In Tralee For ‘Culture Day’ This Easter

April 3, 2017 at 1:19 pm Comments are Disabled

AS part of Creative Ireland, the new cultural initiative aimed at promoting wellbeing and participation through creativity, an annual ‘Culture Day’ will get its first outing this coming Easter Monday, April 17. Events are taking place across the country, including Kerry.  Kerry County Council, working in partnership with the creative […]

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Fundraiser To Help Tina McElligott Get The Treatment She Needs

Fundraiser To Help Tina McElligott Get The Treatment She Needs

April 1, 2017 at 10:11 am Comments are Disabled

A FUNDRAISING Children’s Disco will be held on the April 9, from 4pm to 6.30pm, at McHales Function room in Causeway, to help Tina McElligott. Sixteen-year-old Tina from Kilflynn suffers from Alpers, a degenerative neurological disorder that slowly diminishes a person’s quality of life because of the seizures and the […]

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They look happy to get over this obstacle at the Banna Beast Challenge on Saturday. Photo by Dermot Crean

Four Things To Do This Weekend

March 31, 2017 at 1:51 pm Comments are Disabled

Events are thin on the ground this weekend, but there’s still stuff to get up to… Saturday 1. Fun at the INEC… The first ever Kerry Comic Con is coming to the INEC Killarney on Saturday and Sunday and actors behind some of the biggest adventure movies from Hollywood will be attending the […]

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Tabita Kolesarova, a student of the QQI Level 5 Art, Craft and Design Course at KCFE, Tralee, getting ready for Thursday's exhibition.

Students To Show Work At KCFE Art And Craft Exhibition

March 28, 2017 at 12:56 pm Comments are Disabled

STUDENTS up in Kerry College of Further Education are preparing to show their talents to the public at an exhibition this week. The QQI Level 5 Art, Craft and Design Post Leaving Certificate students are currently putting the finishing touches to what promises to be a very inspiring and interesting Art and […]

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Shannon McInerney (ProPlan Property Management) Catriona Kennedy, Rose McGrath and Marcella Daly (Kingdom Crash Repairs) contestants in the Kerins O'Rahillys GAA Club 'Strictly Come Dancing' event. Photo by Dermot Crean

Eight Things To Do Around Tralee This Weekend

March 24, 2017 at 9:49 am Comments are Disabled

Rejoice! It’s Friday. Dancing, beautifying, hurling and Mother’s Day are among the things to see, do and celebrate over the weekend, in and around Tralee… Friday 1. Get Exposéd… Exposé Beauty Lounge is the place to be on Friday night. The salon at Mounthawk is opening a new upstairs treatment room with former Rose of Tralee, Maria […]

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Jack Reynor To Attend Dingle Film Festival Screening Tomorrow

Jack Reynor To Attend Dingle Film Festival Screening Tomorrow

March 22, 2017 at 2:24 pm Comments are Disabled

TOP Irish actor, Jack Reynor, will attend the screening of his new movie at the Dingle International Film Festival (Dingle IFF) tomorrow evening. Reynor will be at the showing of Ben Wheatley’s new film Free Fire in The Phoenix Cinema on Thursday. “Amazingly talented and globally recognised, Jack will make for an […]

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A scene from 'Making It'.

Kerry Film To Get Charity Screening In Tralee Omniplex Next Week

March 22, 2017 at 11:30 am Comments are Disabled

A FILM made in Kerry is to get special charity screenings in Listowel, Tralee and Killarney over the next few weeks. “Making It”  is a full length feature film which was written, directed and produced here in Kerry by current trainees and former trainees at the National Digital Skills Centre at […]

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Fenit RNLI Lifeboat Recruitment Open Day This Sunday

Fenit RNLI Lifeboat Recruitment Open Day This Sunday

March 20, 2017 at 1:57 pm Comments are Disabled

FENIT RNLI  is holding a recruitment day on Sunday next, March 26, between 2.30pm-4.30pm. They are currently seeking volunteer crew members for both lifeboat and shore duties. In inviting potential RNLI volunteers to visit the station on the recruitment day, Fenit RNLI Lifeboat Operations Manager, Gerard O’Donnell said; “this event […]

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taking part in the St Patrick's Day parade. Photo by Dermot Crean

The St Patrick’s Day Parade Won’t Finish In Denny Street This Year

March 14, 2017 at 12:56 pm Comments are Disabled

THE route for this year’s St Patrick’s Day parade will be slightly different this year. Owing to the road works on Denny Street and The Mall, the route at the end of the Tralee St Patrick’s Day Parade has to change. The parade will start, as always, at John Joe Sheehy Road […]

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Pat Hussey, Rita O'Sullivan, Evan McNamara, Sam Locke, Catherine Horan, Cathy Murphy, Paul Horan, Chris Griffin and Ed O'Connor at the Launch of Daffodil Day at the Brogue Inn on Monday. Photo by Lisa O'Mahony.

Daffodil Day Launched At The Brogue Inn

March 14, 2017 at 10:06 am Comments are Disabled

DAFFODIL Day was launched on Monday at The Brogue Inn. It will take place on Friday, March 24, and will help raise vital funds for The Irish Cancer Society. There will be 13 stations located around Tralee on the day, giving people plenty of opportunity to donate to the cause. […]

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A Choral Treat To Aid Recovery Haven At St Brendan’s

A Choral Treat To Aid Recovery Haven At St Brendan’s

March 11, 2017 at 9:20 am Comments are Disabled

A SPRING treat is on the way next weekend with a not-to-be-missed choral concert with the Kerry Choral Union in St Brendan’s Church, Upper Rock Street, Tralee on Sunday March 19 at 7:30pm. The concert is eagerly anticipated and has been organised as a fundraiser for the benefit of Recovery Haven, the Kerry […]

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Five Things To Do Around Tralee This Weekend

Five Things To Do Around Tralee This Weekend

March 10, 2017 at 1:58 pm Comments are Disabled

It’s the weekend and before the green-hued madness of St Patrick’s Day takes hold, there’s still a few things to get up to this weekend… Friday 1. Have a laugh… If you fancy a some great entertainment this evening, acclaimed comedy act, Foil, Arms And Hog will be in Siamsa […]

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Vincent's Shop on Castle Street, Tralee.

St Vincent De Paul Shop Plans A Birthday Bash

March 8, 2017 at 10:18 am Comments are Disabled

ST VINCENT de Paul on Castle Street, will celebrate their first birthday on Thursday, March 16 and to mark the day, the shop will hold celebrations in the shop all day long. Refreshments will be available on the day, some face painting for kids (young and old!), a raffle for some great […]

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WATCH: Daniel O’Donnell Was Having Some Craic Water Zorbing At Tralee Wetlands

WATCH: Daniel O’Donnell Was Having Some Craic Water Zorbing At Tralee Wetlands

March 5, 2017 at 1:02 pm Comments are Disabled

DANIEL O’Donnell is mad for Kerry. He’s always playing concerts in Killarney and in the past couple of years his RTE show has taken him to Tralee and west Kerry. Well he’s been around again with his wife for their ‘Daniel And Majella’s Road Trip’ TV show which airs at […]

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Anne O'Shea Daly, Conor Fitzgerald, Eamon Mulvihill, Dermot Crowley, Tadhg Fitzgerald, Patsy Lynch, Ann Dalton, Bill Looney, Norma Foley and Denis kelliher at the Launch of the Lenten Justice Talks on Friday. Photo by Lisa O'Mahony

Man Blinded By Rubber Bullet To Give Talk In St John’s

March 4, 2017 at 10:59 am Comments are Disabled

A MAN who was blinded by a bullet at age 10 and later founded a charity will give a talk this month at St John’s Church. The ‘Tralee Lenten Justice Talk: When Compassion Leads to Change’ was launched on Friday at the church on Castle Street. On Monday, March 13, Richard Moore will […]

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Rick and Ryan Leonard with Ciara Drummey, Jayden Breen and Amy Scanlon at CBS Primary School, Tralee. Photo by Lisa O'Mahony

Deadline For Tralee St Patrick’s Day Parade Entries Looms

March 2, 2017 at 10:04 am Comments are Disabled

IF your club or organisation wants to take part in this year’s Tralee St Patrick’s Day parade, you better get moving as the deadline for entries is this Friday, March 3. The event is always a great opportunity  to show the amazing community spirit we have in Tralee and with this year’s theme […]

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Mercy Mounthawk Choir Joins With Scotia Ensemble For Concerts

Mercy Mounthawk Choir Joins With Scotia Ensemble For Concerts

March 1, 2017 at 3:16 pm 1 comment

THE choir at Mercy Mounthawk are teaming up with the Scotia Ensemble for  a number of concerts over the next fortnight. Joined by celtic soprano Catriona O’Sullivan, the first concert takes place this Saturday evening at 7.30pm at Mercy Mounthawk Secondary School in town. The concerts will feature songs from Irish classical […]

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Show Your Support For The OCF On Lollipop Day This Weekend

Show Your Support For The OCF On Lollipop Day This Weekend

March 1, 2017 at 2:36 pm Comments are Disabled

THE 16th annual Lollipop Day, for the Oesophageal Cancer Fund (OCF) will take place this weekend on Friday, March 3 and Saturday, March 4. The OCF is asking for support this weekend to help raise vital funds for oesophageal cancer. Lollipop Day involves thousands of people selling lollipops (€2) nationwide, in an […]

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PHOTOS: Meet The Contestants In Ardfert NS ‘Strictly Come Dancing’

PHOTOS: Meet The Contestants In Ardfert NS ‘Strictly Come Dancing’

February 28, 2017 at 12:08 pm Comments are Disabled

STRICTLY Come Dancing Ardfert in association with Ardfert National School Parents Association is hot-stepping its way to the Ballyroe Heights Hotel ballroom on Easter Saturday, April 15. Following from the hugely successful Strictly Come Dancing Ardfert event last Easter, we will again see 12 couple dances, two show-stopping group dances from […]

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A new play written by Killarney storyteller and actor Ray O’Sullivan. ‘The Rise and Rise of the Healy-Raes’ is the  hilarious and sometimes poignant story of batchelor brothers Densey and PJ Doona who appear time-locked in a life of loneliness and celibacy in their small family farm in Kerry. starring, Cathy O’Sullivan, Annmarie Nelligan and Ray O’Sullivan (playwright).The Play is directed by Aidan O’Connor. The first performance will be Beaufort Community Hall, Saturday March 11th @8.00pm.Photo:Valerie O’Sullivan

‘The Rise And Rise Of The Healy Raes’ To Tour Kerry

February 28, 2017 at 11:26 am Comments are Disabled

A PLAY centring on the story of the Healy Raes is embarking on a world tour of Kerry in the coming weeks. Written by Killarney-based storyteller and actor Ray O’Sullivan, ‘The Rise and Rise of the Healy-Raes’ is the  hilarious and sometimes poignant story of batchelor brothers Densey and PJ Doona who appear time-locked […]

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Lenten Talks In Tralee Area Planned By Diocese Of Kerry

Lenten Talks In Tralee Area Planned By Diocese Of Kerry

February 25, 2017 at 11:12 am Comments are Disabled

A SERIES of talks will be held in the Diocese of Kerry over the month of March to mark Lent. There will be a number of key speakers and events happening all over the diocese during the month in Tralee, Ardfert, Killarney, Listowel, Cahersiveen, Kenmare, Dingle and Boherbue. Guests from Fr […]

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Member of the IT Tralee events Society Committee are Conor O'Brien- Secretary, Zahra Al Saedi, PRO, Gerard, Denis O'Connor, Chairperson, Stephen Glacken, Treasurer.

ITT Students Get Their Legs Out For ‘Strictly Come Waxing’

February 24, 2017 at 10:42 am Comments are Disabled

THE ITT Events Society are holding a charity ‘Strictly Come Waxing’ night on Thursday March 2, at Fabrik, Tralee. The event kicks off at 8.30pm and is being held in aid of The Irish Cancer Society and sounds like a lot of fun…if seeing people squeal in pain is your […]

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Over 10,500 Votes Already Cast For Connect Hair And Beauty Awards

Over 10,500 Votes Already Cast For Connect Hair And Beauty Awards

February 24, 2017 at 10:39 am Comments are Disabled

PEOPLE have been voting in their thousands for nominees in an upcoming awards ceremony to honour workers in the Kerry hair and beauty salons. The inaugural Connect Kerry Hair And Beauty Awards take place on Sunday, March 12 from 3pm in The Rose Hotel and the event is close to […]

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Make-A-Wish Look For Tralee Volunteers For ‘Wish Day’

Make-A-Wish Look For Tralee Volunteers For ‘Wish Day’

February 24, 2017 at 10:39 am Comments are Disabled

MAKE-A-WISH Ireland made eight lifetime memories for sick children and their families in Kerry last year and they need 65 local volunteers on a day next month to continue this amazing work. The local volunteers are needed in Kerry towns on Wish Day, which takes place on Friday, March 31, to celebrate and […]

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The happy group at the Easter Egg Hunt in aid of Barnardos at Ballygarry House Hotel on Sunday. Photo by Domnick Walsh

Last Chance To Get Tickets To Ballygarry’s Charity Easter Egg Hunt

February 23, 2017 at 2:46 pm Comments are Disabled

THE 7th Annual Charity Easter Egg Hunt will take place in the gardens of Ballygarry House Hotel and Spa on Easter Sunday April 16. The hotel will be the setting for a choc-filled family day out, with Easter Bunny on hand to help the little ones in their search for the […]

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Volunteers Marie and Merv preparing for the Coffee and Adoption Morning on Friday. Photo by Lisa O'Mahony.

Coffee And Adoption Morning at Sera Husky And Animal Rescue Tralee

February 22, 2017 at 3:11 pm Comments are Disabled

SERA Husky and Animal Rescue are holding a coffee and adoption morning in their Charity Shop on Rock Street, this Saturday, February 25, at 12 noon. This event will raise funds for the Rescue Charity, and hopefully home a number of animals currently up for adoption. The dogs will be present […]

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