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Sculpture On Display In Tralee Shows Innovative Way Of Recycling Tyres

Sculpture On Display In Tralee Shows Innovative Way Of Recycling Tyres

June 14, 2016 at 4:13 pm Comments are Disabled

A SCULPTURE made entirely out of tyres is currently on display at Kerry County Council Buildings in Rathass. Sculptor Mick Davis, who was a recipient of a Kerry County Council Artist Bursary this year, is responsible for the piece of art which is modelled on Rodin’s ‘The Thinker’. It will […]

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If You’re Thinking About Going To The Rose Ball, You Better Hurry Up!

If You’re Thinking About Going To The Rose Ball, You Better Hurry Up!

June 3, 2016 at 2:31 pm Comments are Disabled

WITH the Rose of Tralee International Festival just two and a half months away, things are already hotting up in terms of ticket sales for one particular event. With 66 Roses coming to the Festival this year, the demand for Rose Ball tickets is high and 25% extra tables will […]

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Partially-Covered Square Takes Over From Denny Street Concerts During Festival

Partially-Covered Square Takes Over From Denny Street Concerts During Festival

June 3, 2016 at 12:00 pm Comments are Disabled

THE Square will take over from the Denny Street stage to host ticket-only concerts for this year’s Rose of Tralee International Festival. And a new canopy-type structure will partially cover the 2,000 capacity space to keep punters dry in case of rain. The details of the concerts were revealed at the Tralee Chamber Alliance […]

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Anthony To Launch His New Children’s Book At Listowel Writers Week

Anthony To Launch His New Children’s Book At Listowel Writers Week

June 2, 2016 at 12:57 pm Comments are Disabled

  A TRALEE-based author is launching his new book on Saturday at Listowel Writers Week. ‘Gravespeakers: Maria’, is the new offering from award winning presenter and author Anthony Garvey. Aimed at 8-12 year olds, ‘Gravespeakers: Maria’ is the first of a six-book series which will be released over the next 18 […]

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Annascaul To Host A Weekend Devoted To Songcraft

Annascaul To Host A Weekend Devoted To Songcraft

May 28, 2016 at 10:32 am Comments are Disabled

IF you’re into music and songwriting, then a trip out west could be in order for a weekend of workshops, sessions and craic in Annascaul. The Annascaul Singing Club is one of the newest additions to the West Kerry musical landscape. Dedicated also to providing a home for anyone who […]

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Kevin Finn, Sandra Leahy, Mike McDonald and Lisa Geaney at the Summer Party at Kirby's Brogue Inn. Photo by Gavin O'Connor.

PHOTOS: Kirby’s Brogue Inn Marks The Arrival Of Summer Season Of Entertainment

May 26, 2016 at 12:24 pm Comments are Disabled

AS the Summer tourist season begins to crank into action, Kirby’s Brogue Inn held a hospitality night for fellow businesses who bring in and cater for visitors to the town. “It’s something my parents did for years and we wanted to continue the tradition,” said Fiona Kirby of the Brogue Inn. […]

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Tralee Art Group members and KDYS students working on a mural for Baile Mhuire Day Care Centre.

Tralee Art Group To Display Their Talent At Annual Exhibition Next Month

May 25, 2016 at 10:35 am Comments are Disabled

THE amazing talent of Tralee Art Group will be on display next month as they hold their annual exhibition of work at Tralee Library, Moyderwell. This year the theme this is the commemoration of 1916, “Remember, Reflect, Reimagine”. It will contain a wonderful selection of paintings with a variety of interesting interpretations related to the theme. The […]

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Ready for a Brew...John Keane of Torc Brewing, Killarney one of the craft brewing producers getting ready for Killarney Beerfest which takes place from 27th-29th May 2016, at the INEC special village. Glenagle Hotel, Killarney. With over 25 producers and more than 150 different craft beverages on offer, fantastic programme of events and guest speakers, Killarney Beerfest will showcase many of the best brewers and beers in Ireland.Photo:Valerie O'Sullivan/NO REPRO FEE***FREE PIC***

Beer And Music Lovers Expected To Flock To Gleneagle This Weekend

May 25, 2016 at 10:25 am Comments are Disabled

  “Mmm…beer!” as our good friend Homer Simpson is wont to say. While Duff may not be on the menu in Killarney this weekend, there will be some 150  brews on offer at the Killarney Beerfest which kicks off from Friday to Sunday (May 27 to 29). Craft brewers and beer enthusiasts […]

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Fancy Holding A ‘Street Feast’ On Your Road Or Estate This June? Here’s How…

Fancy Holding A ‘Street Feast’ On Your Road Or Estate This June? Here’s How…

May 24, 2016 at 2:13 pm Comments are Disabled

AN Irish local community initiative is looking for people to host their own ‘Street Feast’ as part of the State’s 1916 / 2016 Centenary Celebrations. Over 850 Street Feast parties around the country have been registered to date, including two in Tralee. The 7th Annual Street Feast Day will be held on Sunday, June […]

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Fusion Of Food And Comedy Kicks Off New Concept At Il Forno

Fusion Of Food And Comedy Kicks Off New Concept At Il Forno

May 20, 2016 at 4:42 pm Comments are Disabled

THERE’S something new on the way for diners in Tralee this summer, as a restaurant hatches plans to combine culture and cuisine in a new upstairs venue. Il Forno Wood Fired Pizza and Italian Restaurant at Courthouse Lane hosted the first of many planned events with a night of comedy and […]

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Boys In Green For The Big Screen In The Square This June

Boys In Green For The Big Screen In The Square This June

May 20, 2016 at 3:25 pm Comments are Disabled

SOCCER fans will congregate in the Square this summer to cheer on the boys in green, as a big screen will be erected for the Republic Of Ireland’s clash with  Belgium in Euro 2016 on Saturday, June 18. It’s all part of the Tralee 800 celebrations in a festival which takes place […]

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Creators of the Media Rising Exhibition, Liam McElligott, Jenny Plunkett, Noel Nash and Aine Brennan, in front of a revolving hologram of Padraig Pearse reading the Proclamation, at the opening of the exhibition at Kerry County Museum on Thursday evening. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Students Create Innovative Multimedia Look At 1916 Rising At Museum

May 20, 2016 at 11:09 am Comments are Disabled

FOUR students from the IT Tralee have created a fascinating look at the 1916 Rising, featuring innovative technology and even a hologram of Padraig Pearse reading the Proclamation. Noel Nash, Jenny Plunkett, Liam McElligott and Aine Brennan spent the past working on ‘Media Rising’ as part of their final year […]

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PHOTOS: Meet The Kerry Rose 2016 Contestants (Part 2)

PHOTOS: Meet The Kerry Rose 2016 Contestants (Part 2)

May 19, 2016 at 4:05 pm Comments are Disabled

Earlier we brought you 16 of the 31 young ladies hoping to win the Kerry Rose 2016 honour tomorrow night in the Ballyroe Heights Hotel. Now here are 15 more for you to meet… LOUISE DALY SPONSORED BY MD O’SHEAS Louise, 23 from Killarney is currently working at Kerry University […]

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Katie Ross and Orla Murphy at the opening of Fleadh Cheoil Chiarraí at the Rose Hotel on Wednesday night. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Fleadh Cheoil Kicks Off With Concert At Rose Hotel

May 19, 2016 at 12:46 pm Comments are Disabled

THE official opening of the Fleadh Cheoil Chiarraí took place at the Rose Hotel last night, kicking off four days of competitions and entertainment in town. Thousands of contestants and trad music lovers are expected in town until Sunday with a host of sessions on the streets and concerts in the […]

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A Carrauntoohil ‘Climb To Remember’ Loved Ones Will Take Place This Month

A Carrauntoohil ‘Climb To Remember’ Loved Ones Will Take Place This Month

May 13, 2016 at 3:08 pm Comments are Disabled

THE ‘Climb to Remember’, founded by a Listowel woman in honour of her late mother, will be held on May 29 this year in aid of The Mercy Hospital Foundation. The fifth annual charity ‘Climb’ will see people from all over Munster rise to the challenge of climbing Ireland’s highest peak, […]

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Bank Of Ireland Tralee To Host Multicultural Day

Bank Of Ireland Tralee To Host Multicultural Day

May 12, 2016 at 9:58 am 1 comment

TO celebrate the UN World Day for Cultural Diversity, Bank of Ireland will host a Multicultural Day on Saturday, May 21 at the Tralee Branch  from 12pm-4pm. The events in the branch on the day will feature local performance groups and food stands run by people from different nationalities who have been […]

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At the launch of Fleadh Cheoil Kerry 2016 were, from left: Richard Casey, Mary O'Sullivan, Mary O'Regan, John Long (Chairman Chapter 23 Irish League of Credit Union), Cllr Thomas McEllistrim (Mayor of Tralee), Marian Barnes, Margaret McGrath and Kathleen McDonagh. Photo by Gavin O'Connor.

Fleadh Cheoil Chiarraí To Attract Thousands To Tralee Next Week

May 11, 2016 at 1:08 pm Comments are Disabled

THE launch of Fleadh Cheoil Chiarraí 2016 took place on Saturday night last in the Ashe Hotel Tralee. The event takes place in Tralee this year for the first time since 1979 and the town can expect an influx of around 7,000 visitors over the five days, from Wednesday, May 18 […]

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Launching the 'Make a Wish Foundation Family Fun Day' in John Mitchels Sports Complex were, from left: Deirdre O'Brieb and Debbie Moriarty, Ger Dennehy, JT Deenihan John Maher and Paudi O'Shea. Photo by Gavin O'Connor.

Loads Of Family Fun For A Great Cause At John Mitchels This Sunday

May 11, 2016 at 11:11 am Comments are Disabled

WITH the weather on the up for the weekend (fingers crossed!), John Mitchels Sports Complex might be the perfect place to bring the kids this Sunday. A Family Fun Day in support of and in association with the ‘Make A Wish Foundation’ will take place on Sunday May 15th in John […]

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Win All-Ireland Tickets And Gooch’s Boots At Family Fun Night At The Dogs

Win All-Ireland Tickets And Gooch’s Boots At Family Fun Night At The Dogs

May 6, 2016 at 10:49 am Comments are Disabled

THERE’S great family fun in store tomorrow night at the Kingdom Greyhound Stadium when St John of God Kerry Services hold a fundraiser for their Children’s Respite Services. This worthy cause will feature an all sponsored program, fantastic raffle prizes such as a signed Kerry Jersey and an auction of a pair […]

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Three Kerry Ladies In The Running For London Rose Title

Three Kerry Ladies In The Running For London Rose Title

May 6, 2016 at 10:37 am Comments are Disabled

THE London Rose will be chosen in the English capital tomorrow night and there’s three Kerry ladies in the running for the crown. A selection evening will be held in the Clayton Crown Hotel in Cricklewood on Saturday night with 15 young ladies hoping to succeed Aisling Hillary and head […]

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

Five Things To Get Up To Around Tralee This Weekend

May 6, 2016 at 10:06 am Comments are Disabled

According the people at the Met Office, summer is about to arrive later this weekend…well, in the sense that the rain will be warmer than it has been. Anyway, if we do get some sunshine, there’s no excuse for staying indoors. Here’s a few things you might get up to… […]

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Charity Table Quiz With A Difference To Be Held In Honour Of Marian

Charity Table Quiz With A Difference To Be Held In Honour Of Marian

May 5, 2016 at 3:09 pm Comments are Disabled

A TABLE quiz with a difference will be held next week where the family of a Ballymac woman who died from cancer will be remembered. The daughters of Marian McCarthy, who passed away in January, will host a Harry Potter-themed quiz to raise funds for the Irish Cancer Society. The quiz […]

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Kelsey Lang McCarthy, Deirdre Mahony, President Micheal D.Higgins, Patrick Brendan O’Neil,  Sabina Higgins and Donal O’Neill and Fr.Padraig O’Fiannachta at the Irish Premiere of The Uncountable Laughter of The Sea

Filmmaker Urges People To Bring Older Generation To Movie Which Celebrates Elderly

May 4, 2016 at 4:29 pm Comments are Disabled

A BALLYHEIGUE filmmaker is urging Kerry people to bring elderly relatives and neighbours to his feature-length movie which was shot in Kerry. Patrick Brendan O’Neill from Ballyheigue made ‘The Uncountable Laughter Of The Sea’, which has had its run extended in Tralee Omniplex. The film which celebrates the life of Fr. Padraig O’Fiannachta […]

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Movie Buffs To Test Their Knowledge At Kerry Film Festival Table Quiz

Movie Buffs To Test Their Knowledge At Kerry Film Festival Table Quiz

May 4, 2016 at 12:21 pm Comments are Disabled

SO you think you know your movies eh? If you know your Ridley from your Tony Scott, your De Niro from your De Laurentiis, then The Imperial Hotel is the place to be next Wednesday, May 11, for a table quiz run by the Kerry Film Festival to test your […]

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

Amazing Family Entertainment At Kingdom County Fair This Sunday

May 4, 2016 at 10:44 am Comments are Disabled

THOUSANDS of people are set to make their way to Ballybeggan this Sunday for the 67th year of the Kingdom County Fair and it looks like it’s the spot to bring the kids judging by the line-up of entertainment. With over €40,000 in prizes and trophies there’s a lot to […]

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At the launch of the June Bank Holiday Race Meeting at Listowel Races were from left Shauna Lynch, Orlagh Winters (MC), Eilish Stack (Ladies Day Organiser), David Fitzmaurice (Chairman Listowel), Brenda Daly (Secretary Listowel) and John McGuire, Director, Listowel. The fashion highlight, Ladies Day on Sunday 5th of June, will be judged by TV celebrity and style icon Lorraine Keane and has a total prize fund valued at Û5,000, generously sponsored by the businesses and publicans of Listowel town. For more information on Listowel Races contact 068 21144 / 21172 or visit www.listowelraces.ie

Great Racing, Family Fun And €5,000 In Ladies Day Prizes In Listowel

May 3, 2016 at 7:49 pm Comments are Disabled

GREAT racing, family fun and stylish ladies will again be the to the fore at the upcoming Listowel Races June Bank Holiday Meeting on Sunday and Monday, June 5/6. As always, in addition to top quality National Hunt and Flat racing, the Listowel Race Committee have organized Children’s Entertainment on the […]

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Kerry Rose 2015 Julett Culloty (front centre) with most of the contestants for Kerry Rose 2016 at a get together in the Rose Hotel on Sunday. Photo by Will Nolan

PHOTOS: Kerry Rose 2016 Hopefuls Meet Up For First Time

May 3, 2016 at 3:39 pm Comments are Disabled

KERRY Rose hopefuls gathered at The Rose Hotel on Sunday for an information evening hosted by the Kerry Rose Centre. This was the Roses’ first meeting together to find out what’s in store for them over the next couple of weeks, ahead of the Kerry Rose Selection which takes place […]

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BOOM..Game On...Computer gamers, from all over Ireland and the UK will descend on Killarney for the first ever Insomnia Gaming Ireland festival. From June 10th to 13th, at the INEC, Killarney. The centre  will be transformed into a gamers’ paradise, featuring console and PC tournaments, appearances by YouTube stars, interactive stage shows, demos of the latest products and retail zones. The Minecraft Zone will be one of the biggest attractions at this event, Minecraft fans ready for batter for the launch were, Ellen McSweeney, Eoghan McSweeney, Feithleann Somers, Jennifer Rae, Arywnn O'Donoghue and Joe Scanlon.Photo:Valerie O'Sullivan/FREE PIC/NO REPRO FEE

Gamers To Flock To INEC For Major Festival Next Month

May 3, 2016 at 10:17 am Comments are Disabled

  COMPUTER gamers, young and old, from all over Ireland and the UK will descend on Killarney this June for the first ever Insomnia Gaming Ireland festival. From June 10 to 13, the INEC in Killarney will be transformed into a gamers’ paradise, featuring console and PC tournaments, appearances by YouTube […]

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Ardfert Singers To Raise Their Voices For Pieta House

Ardfert Singers To Raise Their Voices For Pieta House

May 2, 2016 at 10:40 am Comments are Disabled

A GROUP of singers from Ardfert will perform at a special concert next week for a great cause. With momentum building for the Darkness Into Light events in Tralee and around the county next Saturday morning, the ladies from the Ardfert group are doing their bit for Pieta House. Continued […]

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Coláiste Gleann Lí Hosts Art Exhibition Tonight

Coláiste Gleann Lí Hosts Art Exhibition Tonight

April 28, 2016 at 9:53 am Comments are Disabled

COLAISTE Gleann Lí will present its annual Art Exhibition in the college tonight (Thursday) from 7pm which will showcase magnificent work in areas such as painting and drawing, oil painting, watercolours, pastel, pencil and acrylics painting. Visitors can view over 100 exhibits ranging from landscape, still life, figurative pieces and portraits as well as […]

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