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Kevin McElligott (Tadhg), John Patton (Bull McCabe) and George Lowe (Bird) rehearsing for 'The Field'. Photo by Dermot Crean

Zyber Theatre To Stage John B. Keane’s Classic ‘The Field’

February 29, 2020 at 3:04 pm Comments are Disabled

LOVERS of great theatre are really in for a treat this coming week as the renowned local theatre company bring a classic to the stage. Zyber Theatre presents ‘The Field’ by John B. Keane at Siamsa Tire on Thursday, Friday and Saturday 5th, 6th and 7th of March at 8pm […]

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Harrison Ford in 'The Call Of The Wild'.

Finnegan On Films: ‘The Call Of The Wild’ Is Utterly Charming And Highly Recommended

February 29, 2020 at 10:30 am Comments are Disabled

Our movie guy, James Finnegan, says ‘The Call of the Wild’ is a lovely family film that won’t disappoint… As we face into another weekend with the latest ‘Orange Weather’ warning, it seemed an appropriate choice to go and see “The Call of the Wild”, in case I could pick […]

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Connect Hair And Beauty Awards To Take Place In Tralee This Sunday

Connect Hair And Beauty Awards To Take Place In Tralee This Sunday

February 28, 2020 at 2:09 pm Comments are Disabled

THE Connect Kerry Hair and Beauty Awards will take place in The Rose Hotel this Sunday. Helmed by Margaret Kissane, Publisher and Editor of Connect Magazine, it will be an evening of awards and recognition for the excellent work done, and the enormous talent, of the hair and beauty industry […]

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Pictured getting ready Tralee’s Fastest Club Relay Race this Saturday are Liam O’Donnell from Churchill and David O’Callaghan from John Mitchels, with Brendan Nolan, Mike Quinn and Jim O’Donnell.

Relay Race Fun At Track To Find Tralee’s Fastest Club

February 28, 2020 at 8:24 am Comments are Disabled

THE Tralee/Spa Regional Night is taking place this Saturday night at the Kingdom Greyhound Stadium and the organising committee has invited the local GAA clubs to take part in a relay race. The race takes place around the racing circuit comprising of three players from each club competing for the […]

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Linda Browne, Mary Jo Daly, Malachy Kelly, Triona Daly and Susan Browne who will take part in the 'Springtime Variety Show'. Photo by Dermot Crean

Churchill Drama Players Return With ‘Springtime Variety Show’

February 27, 2020 at 9:57 am Comments are Disabled

AFTER a three-year hiatus, the Churchill Drama Players will once again to the stage with their much-loved ‘Springtime Variety Show’. They’ve enjoyed sellout performances over the years at Siamsa Tíre, but this time they’ll grace the stage in Ardfert Community Centre on Saturday, March 7 and Sunday, March 8 at […]

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Chain Gang Cycling Club To Host Information Night This Week

Chain Gang Cycling Club To Host Information Night This Week

February 26, 2020 at 12:36 pm Comments are Disabled

A LOCAL cycling club is encouraging people to get involved in the sport with a mentoring programme information night this week. With the spring and then summer fast approaching, the Chain Gang Cycling Club say getting back onto the bike is a great way to see the new seasons unfolding. On […]

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Liverpool Legends Are Coming To The INEC This June

Liverpool Legends Are Coming To The INEC This June

February 24, 2020 at 10:36 pm Comments are Disabled

LIVERPOOL fans were celebrating a win against West Ham tonight, but Kerry Reds have another  reason to cheer with this news! Robbie Fowler, Jason McAteer and John Aldridge are coming to the INEC for ‘Y.N.W.A – A Celebration of the 19/20 season’. The lads will be telling stories and giving […]

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Libraries Open Day To Take Place On Saturday

Libraries Open Day To Take Place On Saturday

February 24, 2020 at 2:30 pm Comments are Disabled

LIBRARIES all around the country will be hosting a Libraries Open Day on this Saturday, February 29 and a special invitation is extended to all, both current and non-members to come along and see the services on offer for them at their local library. All of the nine libraries in […]

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The launch of the NEWKD Hotel Recruitment Fair.

NEWKD To Host Hotel Recruitment Event Next Month

February 24, 2020 at 11:37 am Comments are Disabled

NEWKD (North East West Kerry Development) are hosting a free, interactive, Hotel Recruitment event on Wednesday, March 25, which will include The Rose Hotel, The Ballygarry House Hotel and Spa, The Brandon Hotel, The Wilde Hotel Ballybunion, The Marine Hotel Ballybunion, Ballyroe Heights Hotel, The Ashe Hotel, Manor West Hotel. […]

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The Kim family in 'Parasite'.

Finnegan On Film: ‘Parasite’ Is An Enthralling, Gem Of A Movie

February 22, 2020 at 11:11 am Comments are Disabled

Our movie guy, James Finnegan, says the winner of multiple Oscars is one of the best films of the decade… I cannot claim any great expertise on Korean, North or South, Film Culture so I came to this film without any preconceptions.  I left enthralled. This is a pure gem […]

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Walk in the Wild Side… Edward Dela Torre, Chef (left), Michael Crawley, Mór Active, Simone McCarthy, and Ciara Treacy, leading the way in the Gap of Dunloe, Killarney, to embrace the new  Wander Wild Festival in Killarney, Co Kerry, which takes place from March 27-29 inclusive, heralding the Spring equinox celebrated with pageantry, fire, passion, drama, adventure and exhibitions.
Offering a great escape, the town will come alive with a full-on programme. The inaugural Wander Wild Festival will offer an inside glimpse of what the real Killarney is all about with a springtime celebration of the great outdoors.
 The guest speakers lined up will include writer and storyteller Michael Harding who will explore rituals, the ocean, soul – and chest pain – while ultra-athlete Shane Finn, who completed 24 marathons in 24 days and cycled and ran across America in 36 days, will share his experiences with special guests in a live podcast.
Film will feature prominently throughout the festival with screenings, including The Lost Skytrain, a gripping documentary about the disappearance in 1943 of a WW2 Douglas C-47 plane that was later discovered, with the bodies of five men, by two local farmers on Kerry’s McGillycuddy Reeks. 
The action-packed weekend will also feature great escape events such as guided mountain climbs, kayaking on the lakes, night nature walks and map and compass reading classes with a packed children’s programme focusing on the great outdoors. For the more energetic there will be separate events to keep them challenged and busy with a park run and a Hardman 10k on the agenda. Live music and entertainment will fill the streets and the public houses and visitors can sample an authentic taste of Kerry food and drink along the designated taster trails.Photo: Valerie O’Sullivan /FREE PIC***/Issued 21/02/2020

New Festival In Killarney To Celebrate The Great Outdoors

February 21, 2020 at 1:27 pm Comments are Disabled

THE new Wander Wild Festival in Killarney takes place from March 27-29 inclusive, heralding the Spring equinox celebrated with pageantry, fire, passion, drama, adventure and exhibitions. The inaugural festival will offer an inside glimpse of what the real Killarney is all about with a springtime celebration of the great outdoors. […]

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Table Quiz For Kerry Hospice At The Oyster Tavern

Table Quiz For Kerry Hospice At The Oyster Tavern

February 21, 2020 at 10:07 am Comments are Disabled

IF you fancy testing your general knowledge and the possibility of winning a few prizes, then this is for you next week. The Spa/Fenit branch of the Kerry Hospice Foundation will host a table quiz next Thursday, February 27 at 8.30pm in The Oyster Tavern. They are encouraging everyone in […]

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Jack Barry.

Five Things To Do In Tralee And Beyond This Weekend

February 21, 2020 at 9:18 am Comments are Disabled

Lovely weather again this weekend…ok, not really. It’s going to be a bit rubbish again on Saturday, but brighter on Sunday so maybe you might venture out to one of these… Saturday 1. Support The Green… Ok, straight off we’re veering away from town and over the road to Killarney, […]

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The Gathering is always a big draw for trad music and dance lovers.

‘The Gathering’ Is A Must For Lovers Of Traditional Music And Dance

February 21, 2020 at 8:08 am Comments are Disabled

THE 21st Gathering Traditional Festival returns to the Gleneagle Hotel Killarney from February 26th – March 1st with concerts, céilís, and sessions around every nook and cranny. This five-day festival attracts music fans from the US, Britain, France, Germany and all over Ireland. A festival favourite the céilís return to The […]

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An Afternoon With Roy Keane In Tralee To Raise Funds For Palliative Care Unit

February 20, 2020 at 7:20 pm Comments are Disabled

NOT to be missed. Roy Keane is coming to Tralee in April for an afternoon (and evening) of entertainment in aid of the Palliative Care Unit at UHK. The Republic of Ireland and Manchester United legend is a ‘box office’ draw, especially since he became a pundit on Sky Sports […]

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Kerry College To Host Series Of Events During Open Week

Kerry College To Host Series Of Events During Open Week

February 19, 2020 at 2:09 pm Comments are Disabled

KERRY College of Further Education and Training is holding its first Open Week event from Monday, March 2, to Friday, March 6 at its campus locations in Tralee and Listowel. It is a chance for parents, school leavers, job seekers, career changers, those who wish to re-skill or up-skill and […]

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Fleadh quiz winners in Faha Court Bar, from left: Turlough O'Brien,with winners Kate Landers, Liz Williams and Andrew Pigott, with Louise O'Shea, and back, Fleadh 2020 Chairman Vincent Prendergast with winning team member Adrian Williams.

Pub Quiz To Fundraise For County Fleadh Entertainment

February 19, 2020 at 1:51 pm Comments are Disabled

PREPARATIONS are continuing in Milltown for the County Fleadh, which takes place in the mid-Kerry town in June and all are invited to The Plough Bar in Milltown for a quiz on Friday, February 28, at 8.30. PRO Chris Horan said that Fleadh quizzes are known to be a great […]

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Ciara Griffin (seated right) launching the CBS Primary 'Who Wants To Be A Thousandaire' fundraiser with (also seated) Tom Shanahan of Pallas Marketing. Standing; Adrian O'Mahony of Kingdom Taekwondo, Sarah Barry, Karen Walsh and Principal of CBS Primary Denis Coleman. In front are CBS pupils Zac and Rowan. Photo by Dermot Crean

CBS Primary Looks Forward To ‘Who Wants To Be A Thousandaire’ Fundraiser

February 19, 2020 at 12:24 pm Comments are Disabled

CBS Primary in Tralee is looking forward to holding an event which will help towards funding a new astro-turf facility at the school. ‘Who Wants to be a Thousandaire’  will take place on Friday, March 20, in the Ballyroe Heights Hotel where a fun and thrilling night is promised along […]

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Darren O'Sullivan, Fergal O'Sullivan and Mark O'Sullivan looking forward to Cheltenham week at The Castle Bar. Photo by Dermot Crean

Roll Up For The Rollover As Countdown To Cheltenham Begins At The Castle Bar

February 18, 2020 at 4:31 pm Comments are Disabled

IT’S not that far away now! The Cheltenham festival begins in three weeks and the next best thing to being there is the craic in The Castle Bar. In fact, many racing fans in town take a week’s holidays to enjoy the atmosphere. Of course, the highlight at the Rock […]

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The cast of 'It's The Real McCoy' rehearsing in Abbeydorney Community Centre on Monday night. Seated are Anna Curtin (Madge Molloy), Peggy O'Halloran (Nora O'Hora), Christine Buckley (Maura Molloy), John Mike Fitzgerald (Martin). At back; Louise O'Connor (Cora O'Hora) and Michael Carroll (Fr McCoy). Photo by Dermot Crean

‘It’s The Real McCoy’ For Abbeydorney Drama Group

February 18, 2020 at 1:21 pm Comments are Disabled

IT’S a busy time for all involved in Abbeydorney Drama Group as they prepare to present their latest production early next month. The drama group has been in existence since 1935 and is still going strong bringing quality plays to the stage in the village. The latest is ‘It’s The […]

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Launching the Tralee 10 Miler and 5k Road Race on Thursday at The Rose Hotel were, seated; Joe Hennebery, Kerry Hospice; Michelle Greaney, MG Coaching and Maura Sullivan, Kerry Hospice. At back; Doreen Moore (past category winner in the 5k), Derek Griffin (Overall winner in the 10 Miler in 2018), Mark Sullivan of The Rose Hotel, Stephen Moore (2019 2nd place overall in the 10 Miler) and Niamh O'Mahony (5k winner for the last two years). Photo by Dermot Crean

10 Miler/5k Race Rescheduled For Two Weeks Time

February 17, 2020 at 12:23 pm Comments are Disabled

THE Tralee 10 Miler and 5k event was one of the sporting events that had to be postponed at the weekend, but it has now been rescheduled for Sunday, March 1. Michelle Greaney of MG Fitness who organised the race made the call to postpone the race on Saturday morning. […]

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Bingo Loco Fun In The Brandon

Bingo Loco Fun In The Brandon

February 17, 2020 at 12:01 pm Comments are Disabled

IT’S RAG week for IT Tralee students this week and there’s no shortage of fun for them to get up to. One major event that’s open to the public as well as students is Bingo Loco in The Brandon on this Tuesday night. It’s the second time in six months […]

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Brian Kennedy and Liam O'Connor.

Liam O’Connor And Brian Kennedy For Moyvane Concert Fundraiser

February 15, 2020 at 9:52 am Comments are Disabled

IN the run up to St Patrick’s Day, the people of Moyvane and the surrounding area are in for a musical treat when the Killarney musician Liam O’Connor brings his live show to the Church of the Assumption in the North Kerry village in early March. The concert is the […]

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'Birds Of Prey'.

Finnegan On Film: ‘Birds Of Prey’ Is Action-Packed Fun For Valentine’s Weekend

February 15, 2020 at 9:44 am Comments are Disabled

James Finnegan says ‘Birds of Prey (and the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn)’ is a fun, action-packed popcorn movie… I’M not saying I’m Batman.  I’m just saying you have never seen a photograph with both of us in the same room at the same time. Now that I have […]

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Fiona Kirby of the Brogue Inn and Maureen O'Brien of Recovery Haven launch the Pancake Tuesday fundraiser on February 25. Photo by Dermot Crean

Flipping For Funds In The Brogue On Pancake Tuesday

February 14, 2020 at 9:12 am Comments are Disabled

RECOVERY Haven Kerry will be flipping for funds on Tuesday, February 25, when the cancer support charity hosts its third annual fundraising pancake morning at Kirby’s Brogue Inn, Tralee. Fiona Kirby and her team have once again joined forces with Recovery Haven Kerry to offer free pancakes with every tea […]

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Looking forward to the Valentine's Wedding Night in Kirby's Brogue Inn were Dan Horan of Kerry Cancer Support Group, Noreen O'Mahony, 'Father' Vinnie Murphy and Austin Fitzmaurice and Breda Dyland of Kerry Cancer Support Group. Photo by Dermot Crean

Six Things To See And Do Around Tralee This Weekend

February 14, 2020 at 9:11 am Comments are Disabled

It’s Valentine’s weekend and there’s no shortage of things to go to over the next couple of days. Hopefully Storm Dennis doesn’t spoil the party… Friday 1. Puppy love… THE Irish Guide Dogs for the Blind (IGDB) Tralee Branch will host a dance at the Meadowlands Hotel with the theme […]

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Looking forward to the 'Into-Me-See' on Sunday night in The Meadowlands Hotel were, seated; writer and director Fidelma Fitzgerald and poet Louise Ward. Back; Pierse O'Brien, Chloe Hudd, Katie Moloney, Namejs Balodis, Owen Rua Herlihy, Karen Conway, Regina O'Connor and Joanne Bolton. Photo by Dermot Crean

New Play In Support Of Kerry Festival Of Pride To Premiere On Sunday

February 13, 2020 at 3:49 pm Comments are Disabled

A TRALEE woman’s play will receive its premiere at The Meadowlands Hotel this Sunday night. Written and directed by Fidelma Fitzgerald, ‘Into-Me-See’ is a Philomena Dramatics Production and features a talented cast from Tralee and the surrounding area. The play is Fidelma’s sixth production to date and is in support […]

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'Totally Tina', the UK's best Tina Turner tribute act is coming to the INEC next month.

Simply The Best Tina Turner Tribute Around Comes To The INEC

February 13, 2020 at 8:33 am Comments are Disabled

TOTALLY Tina, the UK’s official number one Tina Turner tribute comes to the Gleneagle INEC Arena on March 6. It’s been the UK’s official number one Tina Turner tribute for the past six years (as voted by the Agents Association of Great Britain), with a Lifetime Achievement Award under its […]

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Music, Dancing And Puppies At Valentine’s Night Event In The Meadowlands

Music, Dancing And Puppies At Valentine’s Night Event In The Meadowlands

February 12, 2020 at 12:10 pm Comments are Disabled

THE Irish Guide Dogs for the Blind (IGDB) Tralee Branch will host a dance at the Meadowlands Hotel this St Valentine’s night, with the theme of ‘Puppy Love’. There are several volunteers in the area doing great work raising puppies for IGDB and some of the puppies-in-training and other IGDB […]

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Looking forward to the Bon Jovee concert were Mike Leahy of Bon Jovee, Mary O'Connor of Action For Amber and Damian Greer of Bon Jovee, Cora Walsh of Comfort For Chemo, Eileen Whelan of Paco, Mary Lynch and Audrey Moran. Photo by Dermot Crean

Bon Jovee To Rock The Brandon At Charity Gig This Saturday

February 12, 2020 at 11:52 am Comments are Disabled

IT’S all set to be a fantastic night of entertainment at the Brandon Hotel Conference Centre this Saturday as local act Bon Jovee once again take to the stage in aid of great causes. Last year’s gig saw thousands raised for Cliona’s Foundation, the Chemotherapy Unit at UHK and Kerry Hospice, […]

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