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Ballybunion To Pick Its Own Rose This Sunday

May 29, 2015 at 3:39 pm Comments are Disabled

  WHILE ladies from all over the world are vying for a place in the Rose of Tralee at the Regional Finals in Portlaoise this weekend, Ballybunion is picking its own Rose on Sunday. If you’re around the north of the county this Sunday, then a visit to the event  in Ballybunion could […]

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Members of the Born To Run club who decided to run the Rose Of Tralee 10k dressed as Roses and Escorts at Denny Street on Sunday. Photo by Dermot Crean

New To Running? Get Help And Train For The Rose Of Tralee 10k

May 26, 2015 at 11:12 am Comments are Disabled

A NEW training group is starting up on June 16 that will help new runners compete in the ‘Rose of Tralee 10km’ on August 16. The new ‘novice’ training programme will be aimed at those just starting to run or who have little or no experience of the sport. The programme has […]

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Want A Free Burger In Tralee This Friday? Here’s How You Can Get One…

Want A Free Burger In Tralee This Friday? Here’s How You Can Get One…

May 25, 2015 at 2:59 pm Comments are Disabled

ANYTHING that McDonald’s do, it seems that Burger King can do better. Two months ago, McDonald’s launched its ‘Free Breakfast Friday’ where they gave away free Egg McMuffins in the Tralee and Killarney branches, which led to massive crowds queuing up to get some. (See previous story here) Now Burger King at […]

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Five Tralee Nominations In AIMS Awards

Five Tralee Nominations In AIMS Awards

May 25, 2015 at 11:11 am Comments are Disabled

IT’S been a very good week for two local musical societies after they received five AIMS Award nominations between them. The Association of Irish Musical Societies (AIMS) will hold their awards on Saturday June 13 in the Gleneagle Hotel in Killarney and there will be considerable local interest. Tralee Musical Society […]

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Ardfert To Experience Viking Invasion Next Month

Ardfert To Experience Viking Invasion Next Month

May 22, 2015 at 10:49 am Comments are Disabled

ARDFERT village will host a ‘Medieval Festival’ as a horde of Vikings come ‘ashore’ on Sunday, June 7. The festival will be celebrating the Feast of St Brendan and will see certain sections of the village transformed into a medieval settlement all thanks to the help of the Waterford Viking Historical Re-enactment Society. There […]

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Fundraising Quiz To Be Held For Kerry Hospice And Marymount Hospice Cork

Fundraising Quiz To Be Held For Kerry Hospice And Marymount Hospice Cork

May 22, 2015 at 9:32 am Comments are Disabled

  A FUNDRAISING quiz will be held in the Abbey Inn on Wednesday May 27 with all the proceeds from the night going towards the Kerry Hospice and the Marymount Hospice in Cork. Sarah O’ Donnell from Leith, just outside Tralee has taken it upon herself to organise the night […]

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Medley Of Queen Songs To Feature In Kerry Choral Union’s Cathedral Concert

Medley Of Queen Songs To Feature In Kerry Choral Union’s Cathedral Concert

May 21, 2015 at 2:52 pm Comments are Disabled

THE Kerry Choral Union, Adult and Junior Choirs, will sing at a celebration concert in Ardfert Cathedral which will include a medley of a rock band’s numbers. It will be the finale of the Medieval Festival to be held in the village on June 7 at 7.30pm, with the choir – some 80 singers in all –  performing […]

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American Choir To Raise Funds For Tralee Soup Kitchen

American Choir To Raise Funds For Tralee Soup Kitchen

May 21, 2015 at 12:14 pm Comments are Disabled

AN AMERICAN chamber choir are to play a concert tonight in what is their first ever visit to Ireland, with all the funds going to the ‘Tralee Soup Kitchen’. The ‘Virginia Tech Chamber Singers’ will be playing in St John’s Church Of Ireland, Ashe Street on Thursday May 21 where they will […]

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Comedy Club’s Competition To Win Place On Stage For Festival

Comedy Club’s Competition To Win Place On Stage For Festival

May 19, 2015 at 11:04 am Comments are Disabled

IF you have ever fancied yourself a potential stand-up comedian, then look no further than the new competition by the KY Comedy Alternative Comedy Club. The group will be launching their new event, aptly named “How many Kerrymen does it take to win a stand up comedy competition?” on Friday, June 12 […]

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Bikers, Tony Murphy, Freemount, Peter Bulava, Joe Crowley and Tom Regan from Duncannon, Wexford pictured at Rossbeigh, County Kerry for the launch of  the 9th Ireland Bike Fest, the country’s largest motorcycle festival which runs this June Bank Holiday weekend and is based in Killarney. 
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With nine years of mileage under its belt, Ireland Bike Fest is a well oiled machine that gathers momentum with each passing year. It is Ireland’s largest biker festival, it’s free and every make and model of bike are welcome to attend. 
“It is one of Ireland’s fastest growing festivals,” says Breffní Ingerton, Festival Chairperson, “Just over 1,000 people attended the first festival back in 2007 and this year we expect upwards of 40,000 over the course of the weekend.” “Word of the spectacular ride-outs along the Wild Atlantic Way and the electric atmosphere of the Bike Village has spread throughout the biking community and every year more and more people arrive from all over the world.” Ireland Bike Fest takes place annually across the June Bank Holiday Weekend and is headquartered at The Gleneagle Hotel.  The Bike Village, located on the grounds of The Gleneagle, is the main hub of activity, here visitors can browse the many trader stands selling all kinds of specialised biker wares or dine at one of the festival’s many food outlets. The Village is also the base for the daily Ride-Outs along the Wild Atlantic Way - marshalled by Celtic Thunder Chapter Ireland and Gaelic Chapter Ireland, the free Harley-Davidson® demo rides, the Waterford & Dublin Harley-Davidson® Dealers, H.O.G.® & Rider Services, Jumpstart, the Technical Area and the Custom Bike Show. It is also the ideal spot to sit back and relax after a day’s touring and listen to the live bands and DJ’s perform on the festival’s outdoor stage.
Ireland Bike Fest is renowned for its line-up of free live entertainment which takes place across three stages. This year’s packed programme includes performances by The Unusual Suspects, J90, R&B, Blue Moose, Hell Raiser, Newfoundland, Hells Bells, Crossroads66, The Small Hours, Sin Iad, Live Lizzy and Devious. 
The Parade through the streets of Killarney will once again take place on the Sunday morning and there will also be the opportunity to win a Harley-Davidson® in the raffle in aid of Muscular Dystrophy Ireland.  
Ireland Bike Fest is supported by Harley-Davidson® UK & Ireland, Authorised Dealers and H.O.G.® Chapters in association with Destination Killarney Ltd, Fáilte Ireland, and Carole Nash.
Ireland Bike Fest Killarney takes place from May 29 to June 1, 2015.  
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Up To 40,000 People Expected For Annual Bikefest

May 19, 2015 at 10:50 am Comments are Disabled

IRELAND Bike Fest, the country’s largest motorcycle festival, returns to Killarney this June Bank Holiday weekend and up to 40,000 people are expected in the town for the event. “It is one of Ireland’s fastest growing festivals,” says Breffní Ingerton, Festival Chairperson. “Just over 1,000 people attended the first festival […]

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VIDEO: Watch Kerry’s Michael Fassbender As Steve Jobs In New Trailer

VIDEO: Watch Kerry’s Michael Fassbender As Steve Jobs In New Trailer

May 18, 2015 at 12:00 pm Comments are Disabled

THE new trailer for the upcoming biopic movie ‘Steve Jobs’ has just been released and Kerry’s Michael Fassbender, who plays the tech giant in the bio-pic, is obviously featured. The film, directed by Danny Boyle, has ‘West Wing’ writer Aaron Sorkin signed on to lend his talents as well. With an all-star cast […]

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Rockies Call On People To Support ‘Night At The Dogs’

Rockies Call On People To Support ‘Night At The Dogs’

May 17, 2015 at 11:37 am Comments are Disabled

  AUSTIN STACKS GAA club is again calling on people to support their upcoming ‘Rockie Night at the Dogs’ in aid of the ongoing development at their Connolly Park grounds. The event takes place on May 22 at the Kingdom Greyhound Stadium and is expected to be a mega night of fun, […]

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Kerry Film Festival Looking For Entries For Short Film Competition

Kerry Film Festival Looking For Entries For Short Film Competition

May 16, 2015 at 10:04 am Comments are Disabled

  KERRY Film Festival (KFF) which will take place from October 21 to October 25, is on the look-out for entries for its short film competition in a number of categories Organisers of the festival are inviting entries in the areas of ‘Best Narrative’, ‘Best Documentary’, ‘Best Animated Film’ and […]

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Business Women From Kerry Invited To Attend Regional Event In Limerick

Business Women From Kerry Invited To Attend Regional Event In Limerick

May 16, 2015 at 10:03 am Comments are Disabled

  LOCAL business women will get the chance to extend their business network this month at the Regional Women in Business Networking event being held in Limerick on May 20. The Kerry Local Enterprise Office recently announced that the event will be taking place in the ‘Woodlands Hotel’ in Adare […]

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Porsche Convoy To Pass Through Tralee Next Week

Porsche Convoy To Pass Through Tralee Next Week

May 15, 2015 at 11:41 am Comments are Disabled

IF you see a trail of 50 flashy sports cars making its way out towards the Dingle road next week, we can tell you that, no, the Skellig Hotel is not hosting an American rapper’s stag party. No, these cars are from the people at Porsche Club Ireland who will be passing through Tralee next Thursday […]

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This Man’s Songs Have Sold Over 360 Millions Records…And He’s Coming To Siamsa

This Man’s Songs Have Sold Over 360 Millions Records…And He’s Coming To Siamsa

May 14, 2015 at 2:50 pm Comments are Disabled

THE name Albert Hammond may not be instantly recognisable to some, but chances are, if you have any interest in music you know his work. His songs have been responsible for the sale of over 360 million records worldwide including over 30 chart-topping hits and he’ll be playing a lot […]

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Tom Jones To Play INEC This June, Sales Of Knickers Set To Skyrocket

Tom Jones To Play INEC This June, Sales Of Knickers Set To Skyrocket

May 14, 2015 at 11:24 am Comments are Disabled

  WOMEN will be travelling in their droves from all over the county to the INEC as the legend himself, Tom Jones is set to play the Killarney venue. The singer is to grace the stage on June 19 giving ample time for women to stock up on knickers to fling at the legend. […]

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Katie Taylor Set For Listowel Fight This Weekend

Katie Taylor Set For Listowel Fight This Weekend

May 13, 2015 at 4:14 pm Comments are Disabled

  OLYMPIC Gold medallist Katie Taylor will be hoping to take another step towards qualification for the 2016 Olympics in Rio when she fights in Listowel Community Centre this Saturday May 16. The people of Kerry are being encouraged to come and show their support for Katie as she goes toe to […]

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Taste Of Tralee Food Fair To Be Held In Manor This Weekend

May 13, 2015 at 12:17 pm Comments are Disabled

THE ‘Taste Of Tralee Food Fair’ will once again be hosted by Manor West Retail Park this weekend. The event will be taking place from 12pm to 6pm on Saturday, May 16 and Sunday, May 17 all in the main shopping Mall in Manor West Retail Park. Visitors will enjoy various samples […]

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Fantastic Entertainment Planned For New Summer Park Family Festival

Fantastic Entertainment Planned For New Summer Park Family Festival

May 12, 2015 at 3:07 pm Comments are Disabled

A NEW ‘Féile Na mBláth’ festival is set to take place this summer with a whole host of fantastic entertainment lined up in mid-June. It will form part of the 2015 Park Family Festival and will take place in Tralee town park on Saturday, June 13 and Sunday, June 14. […]

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Glenderry NS To Host Fundraising Night At Greyhound Track

May 12, 2015 at 2:59 pm Comments are Disabled

  GLENDERRY NS in Ballyheigue will be holding a fundraising night at the Kingdom Greyhound Track this month as they look to raise much needed funds for the development of their new astroturf pitch. The night will be taking place from 7.10pm on May 23 at the track with a great […]

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John Waters To Speak At ‘No’ Vote Information Meeting In Tralee

John Waters To Speak At ‘No’ Vote Information Meeting In Tralee

May 12, 2015 at 11:12 am Comments are Disabled

  THERE will be an information night for the ‘No’ vote campaign in the forthcoming referendum, held in the Fels Point Hotel this Thursday May 14. The night, which will start at 8pm, will be hosted by the leading Kerry group campaigning for a ‘No’ vote, ‘Mothers and Fathers Matter Kerry’, […]

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Kerry Schools To Take Part In ‘Walk To School Week’

Kerry Schools To Take Part In ‘Walk To School Week’

May 10, 2015 at 11:29 am Comments are Disabled

  SCHOOLS all around the county and country are getting ready to take part in a national campaign this coming week to promote the benefits of physical activity on a school journey. Starting on May 11 and running until May 15, there will be a ‘National WOW (Walk on Wednesday) Day’ […]

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The ‘YES’ Bus Is Coming To Tralee And Killarney Next Week

The ‘YES’ Bus Is Coming To Tralee And Killarney Next Week

May 8, 2015 at 10:03 am Comments are Disabled

THE ‘Yes For Equality Bus’ will be rolling into both Tralee and Killarney next Wednesday May 13 as it steps up its campaign ahead of the vote on May 22. It will be taking place in The Square here in town from 11.30am-1.30pm and then will be moving onto Killarney […]

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at the information meeting for the Kerry Rose 2015 contestants in The Meadowlands Hotel on Sunday. Photo by Dermot Crean

Seven Things To Do In Town This Weekend

May 8, 2015 at 9:37 am Comments are Disabled

The bank holiday weekend has come and gone, so many of us will have to make do with just the two days off…here’s a few ways to spend your time…  FRIDAY 1. Running from Thursday, May 7 to Saturday, May 9 at the ‘R Block’ at IT Tralee North Campus, final year […]

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Michael Daly on 'Greenlawn Butterfly' takes flight at the Kingdom County Fair on Sunday. Photo by Dermot Crean

Thousands To Flock To Ballybeggan For Kingdom County Fair

May 7, 2015 at 11:11 am Comments are Disabled

THE organisers are prepared for another huge crowd at the Kingdom County Fair this weekend. Celebrating its 66th year with over €50,000 in prize money and trophies the fair takes place this Sunday at Ballybeggan Racecourse, Tralee. Showcasing the best of family entertainment, it will be a family-oriented day with a Mobile Animal […]

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Tralee Bay Swimming Club To Hold ‘Darkness Into Light’ Swim

Tralee Bay Swimming Club To Hold ‘Darkness Into Light’ Swim

May 7, 2015 at 10:44 am Comments are Disabled

TRALEE Bay Swimming Club are set to take the plunge this weekend as they get ready to take part in what will be Kerry’s first ever ‘Darkness Into Light Swim’ with funds from this going towards Pieta House. Tralee is amongst the few locations in Kerry that will not be […]

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Photo by Paul Tearle

PHOTOS: CBS Primary Kids Prepare For Fashion Show

May 2, 2015 at 10:54 am Comments are Disabled

CBS Primary School is getting ready to hold its very own fashion show with local celebrities and sports stars all set to take part. The school are organising the event which will take place in Ballyroe Heights Hotel on Thursday, May 14 at 7pm. There will be a star-studded line up on […]

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Range Of Events Planned For Kerry Festival Of Pride In Tralee

Range Of Events Planned For Kerry Festival Of Pride In Tralee

May 2, 2015 at 10:52 am Comments are Disabled

  THE ‘Kerry Festival of Pride’ will be taking place in town later this month with a whole host of events and activities lined up over the 5 day period. The festival is an annual celebration of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community in the Kerry region. It is now […]

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The Abbey Inn To Hold A ‘Cycle Against Suicide’ BBQ

The Abbey Inn To Hold A ‘Cycle Against Suicide’ BBQ

May 1, 2015 at 4:11 pm Comments are Disabled

  ONE LOCAL bar will be doing its bit for mental health this weekend when they host a special BBQ for the Cycle Against Suicide campaign this Sunday May 3. The Abbey Inn will be holding its ‘Big Orange BBQ’ in aid of the the campaign and it is encouraged […]

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