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Cruinniú na nÓg, which celebrates and encourages children and young people’s participation in culture and creativity is taking place all over Ireland on Saturday June 23rd next. As the national day of creativity for children and young people, the programme in Kerry with free events from 11.00 to 5.00pm in the towns of Listowel, Tralee and Killarney, Dingle, Sliabh Luachra, Milltown, Brosna, Cahirciveen, Killorglin, and Kenmare. Pupils from Ardfert National School, rehearsing their dance movements with Kerry County Council Dance Artist Maria Svensson were Elsa Lawlor and Louise Lane  in Ardfert Cathedral ahead of Saturday’s main event.Photo:Valerie O’Sullivan/FREE PIC***

Five Things To Do This Weekend

June 22, 2018 at 9:24 am Comments are Disabled

Get the barbecues out because it’s going to be a hot, hot weekend. If you’re not heading to the beach then here’s a few things to do in Tralee and beyond… Friday 1. Fashion and fun… Why not kick off the weekend at Connect Kerry’s Cocktails and Canapes Night at […]

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Oktoberfest Is Coming To The Dome For The Rose Festival

Oktoberfest Is Coming To The Dome For The Rose Festival

June 19, 2018 at 3:57 pm 1 comment

NOW this looks interesting and something different for the festival. Oktoberfest is coming to the Rose Of Tralee Festival Dome with Oompah Brass Bands, biers, bratwursts and banter on Saturday, August 18 from 7.30pm to 2am. It will bring the best of German traditions and culture to the Festival and the […]

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Cruinniú na nÓg, which celebrates and encourages children and young people’s participation in culture and creativity is taking place all over Ireland on Saturday June 23rd next. As the national day of creativity for children and young people, the programme in Kerry with free events from 11.00 to 5.00pm in the towns of Listowel, Tralee and Killarney, Dingle, Sliabh Luachra, Milltown, Brosna, Cahirciveen, Killorglin, and Kenmare. Pupils from Ardfert National School, rehearsing their dance movements with Kerry County Council Dance Artist Maria Svensson were Elsa Lawlor and Louise Lane  in Ardfert Cathedral ahead of Saturday’s main event.Photo:Valerie O’Sullivan/FREE PIC***

Family Fun Around Tralee This Saturday For Cruinniú Na nÓg

June 19, 2018 at 10:49 am 1 comment

AFTER the family excitement of Féile na mBláth last weekend, there’s another great event to look forward to on Saturday around the town. Cruinniú na nÓg is taking place all over Ireland on Saturday June 23. As the national day of creativity for children and young people, the programme in […]

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McCann At The Movies: Hyped Up Horror Let Down By Final Act

McCann At The Movies: Hyped Up Horror Let Down By Final Act

June 16, 2018 at 11:19 am Comments are Disabled

Horror movie ‘Hereditary’ has been getting rave reviews but John McCann says the last half hour lets it down… To say that I was looking forward to catching ‘Hereditary’ (as much as anyone can look forward to a horror film!) on the big screen, would be somewhat of an understatement. […]

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Pictured at the launch of The Meadowlands Hotel 20th Anniversary Festival in aid of Kerry Hospice Foundation which takes place in Tralee 15th-17th June, is (L to R) Marc Ó Sé, Brian O'Se, Dave Elson, Peigí O’Mathúna of Meadowlands Hotel, Avril Hewett, Joe Hennebry, Maura Sullivan of Kerry Hospice Foundation and (back row) Dusan Bogdanovic and Kieran Donaghy.

Five Things To Do Around Tralee This Weekend

June 15, 2018 at 8:29 am Comments are Disabled

A royal visit, a ladies lunch and a hotel celebration will make it a special weekend in town. Here’s a few things to do… Friday 1. See the future King… Here’s something that doesn’t happen very often. Prince Charles and his wife Camilla, the Duchess of Cornwall are in Tralee […]

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Mark Doe is joined by representatives from KDYS in launching the “Summer Cooking Made Easy” night.

Chef Mark To Share Summer Food Ideas At Fundraiser For KDYS

June 14, 2018 at 2:11 pm Comments are Disabled

FOR all those who are looking to be inspired with new summer food ideas and become the perfect summer host then this may be the solution. Chef Mark Doe of “Just Cooking” fame will be giving a Cookery Demonstration on Monday, June 25 in Manor West Hotel at 7.30pm as […]

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Pictured at the launch of The Meadowlands Hotel 20th Anniversary Festival in aid of Kerry Hospice Foundation which takes place in Tralee 15th-17th June, is (L to R) Marc Ó Sé, Brian O'Se, Dave Elson, Peigí O’Mathúna of Meadowlands Hotel, Avril Hewett, Joe Hennebry, Maura Sullivan of Kerry Hospice Foundation and (back row) Dusan Bogdanovic and Kieran Donaghy.

A Weekend Of Celebrations At The Meadowlands Hotel

June 14, 2018 at 10:40 am Comments are Disabled

TRALEE’S Meadowlands Hotel will be play host to sports stars including soccer legend Paul McGrath and Cork’s Seán Óg Ó hAilpín to celebrate its 20th anniversary as a business with a weekend festival this weekend and the Kerry Hospice Foundation will benefit too. The festival, which will take place from June 15-17 on the grounds […]

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The contestants in the first Tralee RFC 'Strictly Come Dancing'. Photo by Dave Condon

Meet The Contestants In Tralee Rugby Club’s First ‘Strictly’ Event

June 13, 2018 at 10:53 am Comments are Disabled

TRALEE Rugby Club will be hosting its first Strictly Come Dancing in the Ballyroe Heights Hotel on Friday, June 29 and the 11 couples are more than halfway through their two month training programme. This event, which was officially launched at their base in O’Dowd Park on Saturday night, is […]

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Jumble And Bakesale At St John Of God Centre In Monavalley

Jumble And Bakesale At St John Of God Centre In Monavalley

June 13, 2018 at 9:59 am Comments are Disabled

IF you’re at a loose end on Friday morning, then this event is worth supporting. The Life Programme of Saint John of God Kerry Services will hold a Jumble and Bake Sale in the centre in Monavalley, Tralee, on Friday from 10am – 1pm. The organisers would love to see […]

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Launching the Robert O'Dowd Memorial 5k/10k Walk/Run at the Palliative Care Unit on Monday night were, front from left; Eoin Kelliher with daughter Olivia, and Joe Hennebery. Back from left; Andrea O'Donoghue, Ger Dennehy, Martin Dennehy, Matt Moloney, Eamonn Fitzmaurice, Mary Shanahan, Ciara O'Dowd, Maura Sullivan, Diarmuid Cunnane and Dave Leahy. Photo by Dermot Crean

Friends Of Robert O’Dowd Organise Run/Walk Event In His Memory

June 12, 2018 at 3:27 pm Comments are Disabled

A POPULAR local man will be remembered later this summer at a Memorial 10k Run/5k Walk. Robert O’Dowd of Lee Drive and formerly of Marian Park, passed away in late April after battling for some time against cancer. In the past few weeks, his friends decided to get together to […]

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Brogue Invites Tourism Partners To Celebrate ‘Arrival Of Summer’

Brogue Invites Tourism Partners To Celebrate ‘Arrival Of Summer’

June 12, 2018 at 9:56 am Comments are Disabled

THE generous folk at Kirby’s Brogue Inn are hoping that their fellow partners in tourism join them tonight (Tuesday) for  a celebration to mark the arrival of the summer season. Kevin and Fiona Cotter are inviting the owners/managers of bars, hotels, B&B owners, restaurants and caravan parks to join them […]

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Roscommon Rose, Eimear Reynolds.

Roscommon Rose To Lead Choral Concert For Recovery Haven

June 11, 2018 at 2:36 pm Comments are Disabled

THIS year’s Roscommon Rose, Eimear Reynolds, will be visiting Kerry a little earlier than her fellow Roses this year as she heads up the 75-member Roscommon Solstice  Choir at a fundraising concert at Killarney Cathedral on Sunday, June 17. Eimear – the choir’s musical director and soloist – will lead […]

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The huge crowds at Féile na mBláth in the Town Park on Saturday. Photo by Dermot Crean

A Royal Recipe For Fun, Colour And Excitement At Féile Na mBláth

June 11, 2018 at 10:21 am Comments are Disabled

FORGET Chelsea Flower Show, because the visit of Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall coincides with the magnificent Féile na mBláth at The Park Festival from this Friday June 15 to Sunday, June 17 in Tralee Town Park. Organisers promise the crowds will be treated like kings, queens, princes […]

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Colleen O’Connor from the Kilcummin Gourmet Kitchen with Tina Curtin from Tralee
enjoying the wonderful atmosphere as they support their local community at Manor West Shopping 
Centre and Retail Park “Spring Food and Craft Fair” in Tralee, Co Kerry.  The hugely popular Food and Craft Fairs celebrate some
of Kerry’s finest food producers and craftspeople the county has to offer.
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Manor West To Host Summer Food And Craft Fair

June 9, 2018 at 11:17 am Comments are Disabled

A CELEBRATION of Kerry’s vibrant food and craft scene will take place at Manor West Shopping Centre and Retail Park on Saturday, June 23 from 11am to 5pm, where some of Kerry’s finest food producers and craftspeople will showcase all the county has to offer. A diverse mix of local […]

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McCann At The Movies: ‘Jurassic World’ Will Thrill Blockbuster Fans

June 9, 2018 at 11:11 am Comments are Disabled

John McCann says ‘Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom’ is a non-stop visual rollercoaster that will thrill big budget blockbuster fans… Following on from the highly successful 2015 reboot Jurassic World comes the highly anticipated sequel Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom. With Colin Trevorrow and Derek Connolly again on writing duties and the return of the […]

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Clients from Baile Mhuire participating in a drawing class with Tralee Art Group's Clem O'Keeffe and Ber Earley.

Art Group And Baile Mhuire Combine For Wonderful New Art Exhibition

June 8, 2018 at 12:50 pm Comments are Disabled

OVER the last number of months, Tralee Art Group has been working with clients and staff of Baile Mhuire in an exciting, innovative approach and the result is a new exhibition, “A Sense of Baile Mhuire” opening at 2.30pm on Thursday, June 14 at the day care centre. Conversations with […]

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Homecoming Party In Abbeydorney To Welcome Back Blue Jean Country Queen Alison

Homecoming Party In Abbeydorney To Welcome Back Blue Jean Country Queen Alison

June 7, 2018 at 4:17 pm Comments are Disabled

THERE’LL be a big homecoming in the sportsfield complex in Abbeydorney on Friday night at 9pm to welcome home Kerry’s first ever Blue Jean Country Queen. Alison O’Connor (27) from Causeway Macra won the title at the Festival in Athboy Co. Meath at the weekend becoming the first representative from Kerry Macra na Feirme […]

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Family Fun, Great Prizes And Meet The Kerry Players At ‘Night Of Champions’

Family Fun, Great Prizes And Meet The Kerry Players At ‘Night Of Champions’

June 7, 2018 at 12:14 pm Comments are Disabled

THE annual Kerry GAA Night of Champions takes place again on this Friday night at the Kingdom Greyhound Stadium with racing , fashion, family entertainment, prizes and some familiar faces to meet. The “Kerry GAA Supporters Club” Race of Champions, with €15,000 to the winner and an overall Prize fund […]

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A Midsummer Girls Night Out Planned At Meadowlands Hotel

A Midsummer Girls Night Out Planned At Meadowlands Hotel

June 6, 2018 at 12:46 pm Comments are Disabled

HERE’S something for the ladies. Connect Kerry is planning a ‘Cocktails And Canapes’ night out on Friday, June 22 at the Meadowlands Hotel which is sure to attract lovers of beauty, fashion and fun times. There’s cocktails on arrival at 7.30pm and canapés and wine while enjoying an evening with […]

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Sam Amidon

Renowned Folk Artist Set For Intimate Performance In Blennerville Windmill

June 4, 2018 at 12:35 pm Comments are Disabled

EXPERIMENTAL folk artist, singer and multi- instrumentalist Sam Amidon pays his first visit to Kerry for an intimate performance in the unique surrounds of Blennerville Windmill on this Tuesday night at 8pm. The Vermont-born singer/fiddler/banjoist/guitarist is known for his intuitive and often radical re-workings of secular ballads, gospel, folk songs […]

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Repro Free -- Rose of Tralee Escorts 2018 are all set for this years Rose of Tralee festival . Some of the 58 members were pictured on the Mall in Tralee Co Kerry for a fun Boot Camp . 

58 guys have made the cut to be Rose Escorts at this year’s Rose of Tralee International Festival in August. They all took part in the annual Rose of Tralee Boot Camp in Kerry over the Bank Holiday Weekend. Details of this year’s Roses, Rose Escorts and Rose of Tralee Entertainment are available from RoseofTralee.ie.
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Rose Escorts In Town For Boot Camp Activities

June 4, 2018 at 12:20 pm 1 comment

ELEVEN is clearly the magic number for land custodians and Corkmen this year with 11 of each making the cut to be among the 58 men chosen to be Rose Escorts at the Rose of Tralee International Festival. The annual Rose of Tralee Rose Escort Boot Camp took place along […]

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McCann At The Movies: ‘Solo’ Is A Fun-Filled Ride With One Of Cinema’s Heroes

McCann At The Movies: ‘Solo’ Is A Fun-Filled Ride With One Of Cinema’s Heroes

June 2, 2018 at 11:00 am Comments are Disabled

Our movie guy, John McCann, says ‘Solo: A Star Wars Story’ is a summer blockbuster worthy of your hard-earned cash… With more baggage than an airport carousel (original directors Phil Lord and Christopher Miller left the project in 2017 due to creative differences) and an estimated budget over $250 million, […]

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The champ Dominic O'Brien with the One Furlong Dash Perpetual Trophy and his dinner for two. Photo by Gavin O'Connor.

Who Will Win The ‘Race Of Champions’ This Bank Holiday Monday?

May 30, 2018 at 9:16 am Comments are Disabled

IT’S that time of the year again! An occasion when the great athletes of our time show their talents on Rock Street to decide who take home the ‘Race of Champions’ trophy on this Bank Holiday Monday. The name has changed from the ‘One Furling Dash’ which has been won […]

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Ladies To Lunch At The Oyster In Aid Of Palliative Care Unit

Ladies To Lunch At The Oyster In Aid Of Palliative Care Unit

May 30, 2018 at 9:16 am Comments are Disabled

THE Spa Fenit Hospice Committee are busy preparing for their upcoming Midsummer Ladies Lunch  which is set to be a fantastic way to spend a Saturday afternoon next month. This new fundraising event for the Palliative Care Unit University Hospital Kerry takes place on Saturday, June 16, at The Oyster […]

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Get set for the summer at Boyles Patio and Stove Centre.

SPONSORED: Boyles Patio And Stove Centre To Hold Open Day This Saturday

May 29, 2018 at 7:32 pm Comments are Disabled

THE weather has been glorious over the past week and many of you might be wondering about getting a beautiful patio area to get the most out of your garden space. Well this Saturday you’ll have a chance to see the the amazing garden solutions and stylish paving options at […]

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Launching the walk in memory of Jamie Wrenn and Mike Dean were Maureen O'Brien, Marisa Reidy, Mary Lynch and Marian Barnes. Photo by Dermot Crean

Jamie And Mike To Be Remembered At Annual Walk To Castlegregory

May 28, 2018 at 2:13 pm Comments are Disabled

CANCER support charity, Recovery Haven Kerry, is calling on walkers to put their best foot forward this July 21 as they host the annual – and final – fundraising walk from Tralee to Castlegregory in memory of West Kerry men Jamie Wren and Mike Deane. This year’s event will be […]

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The railings at Tralee Town Park will be brightened up this summer.

‘Art In The Park’ Starts Next Saturday For The Summer

May 28, 2018 at 10:18 am 1 comment

STARTING this weekend, Saturday, June 2 and on every Saturday in Summer until the end of August, ‘Art in the Park Tralee’ will take place. Organised by Tralee Chamber Alliance, this is an outdoor exhibition space that is providing artists with an opportunity to exhibit and sell their work in the heart of Tralee Town Centre. […]

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Gathering In The  Square In Support Of CervicalCheck Scandal Victims

Gathering In The Square In Support Of CervicalCheck Scandal Victims

May 28, 2018 at 10:18 am Comments are Disabled

A GATHERING will be held in the Square, Tralee from 5pm to 6.30pm on Wednesday, May 30 in support of those affected by the cervical check scandal and by screening misdiagnoses. Organisers are asking that people wear red on the day. It’s part of the Standing4Women movement which is holding […]

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Great Events In Tralee For Cruinniú na nÓg Next Month

Great Events In Tralee For Cruinniú na nÓg Next Month

May 27, 2018 at 11:18 am Comments are Disabled

Cruinniú na nÓg is taking place all over Ireland on Saturday June 23 and as the national day of creativity for children and young people, the programme in Kerry looks set to enthuse new comers and creative enthusiasts alike. The programme offers a fine selection of free events from 11.00 […]

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Ten Places In Town To Watch Liverpool v Real Madrid

Ten Places In Town To Watch Liverpool v Real Madrid

May 26, 2018 at 8:58 am Comments are Disabled

“Six times! We’ve won it six tiiimes/In Kiev, we won it six times!” How that chant sounds depends on where your loyalties lie. For Liverpool supporters it would be as mellifluous and soothing as a babbling brook on a sunny day. For most other soccer fans it would sound like […]

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