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Dáithí Ó Sé launching his new stage show on The Mall in Tralee on Friday morning. Photo by Dermot Crean

Dáithí’s Bringing His New Stage Show To Tralee

January 31, 2020 at 11:42 am Comments are Disabled

POPULAR TV presenter and Rose of Tralee host, Dáithí Ó Sé, will bring his brand new stage show ‘Dáithí’s Rhyme With Reason’ to Tralee in May. His Kingdom of Kerry Tour, which will consist of three shows in Tralee, Listowel and Dingle, will be a hugely entertaining panel show with […]

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Tralee Chamber Alliance President Kevin McCarthy and Mayor of Tralee Jim Finucane with Chris Chong Whi and Bial Dong Mei at the opening of the Chinese New Year Festival in Tralee on Saturday. Photo by Dermot Crean

Six Things To Do In Tralee This Weekend

January 31, 2020 at 8:56 am Comments are Disabled

It’s a big weekend for sport and activity so let’s hope the weather is kind… 1. Final push with Poshey… THE annual ’31 Day January Challenge for Positive Mental Health’ finishes tonight and all are invited to come together for the final 5k. Over €13,000 has already been raised for […]

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Parkrun Tralee To Celebrate Fifth Birthday With A Party This Weekend

Parkrun Tralee To Celebrate Fifth Birthday With A Party This Weekend

January 30, 2020 at 5:43 pm Comments are Disabled

THE good folks at Parkrun Tralee have something very special to celebrate this Saturday morning. They’ll be hosting a fifth birthday party and are inviting all park runners down to mark to milestone. There’ll be international visitors, lots of milestones from participants (including two double centuries of runs), a few […]

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‘Bands For Bubbles’ All Set For Benners On Friday Night

‘Bands For Bubbles’ All Set For Benners On Friday Night

January 30, 2020 at 2:23 pm Comments are Disabled

A NIGHT out to support a Tralee native has been organised for this Friday night which will see live bands and DJs entertain at Benners Hotel. ‘Bands For Bubbles’ is being held in aid of Siobhain Maher Sequeval. Siobhan (51), originally from Connolly Park and Doon, Listellick, now lives in France […]

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David Clifford on the attack. Photo by Dermot Crean

Big Crowds Expected In Town For Kerry V Galway

January 30, 2020 at 2:07 pm Comments are Disabled

TRALEE is preparing to welcome the Tribesmen to town this Saturday and a huge crowd is expected in Austin Stack Park, especially since it’s not being shown live on TV. Bars, restaurants and hotels can expect a welcome boost as hundreds of Galway fans are expected to make the journey […]

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Recovery Haven Opens Its Doors For World Cancer Day

Recovery Haven Opens Its Doors For World Cancer Day

January 30, 2020 at 10:21 am Comments are Disabled

TO mark World Cancer Day, Recovery Haven Kerry will host an Open Day and Afternoon Tea at its base at 5 Haig’s Terrace, Killerisk, Tralee on Tuesday next, February 4, from 1-3pm. Everyone is invited to pop in for a cuppa and see for themselves the wonderful services provided by […]

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Chloe Jenkins.

Fundraising Dance In Killorglin To Help ‘Chloe’s Journey’

January 29, 2020 at 11:35 am Comments are Disabled

A FUNDRAISING dance will be held in The Manor Inn Killorglin this Saturday for a young girl battling cancer. In March 2019, 14 month old Chloe Jenkins was diagnosed with Neuroblastoma; a very rare aggressive child cancer and one of the hardest cancers to cure. Chloe lives in Cork with […]

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Events Planned For ‘World Wetlands Day’

Events Planned For ‘World Wetlands Day’

January 28, 2020 at 10:42 am Comments are Disabled

WORLD Wetlands Day takes place this Sunday and Tralee Bay Wetlands Centre is to mark the occasion with special events. The day is a celebration of one of the world’s most vulnerable and yet most valuable natural habitats; it marks the adoption of the Ramsar Accord, a global treaty signed […]

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Tralee Chamber Alliance President Kevin McCarthy and Mayor of Tralee Jim Finucane with Chris Chong Whi and Bial Dong Mei at the opening of the Chinese New Year Festival in Tralee on Saturday. Photo by Dermot Crean

Chinese New Year Festival Kicks Off In Tralee And There’s More Fun Today

January 25, 2020 at 9:45 am Comments are Disabled

CHINESE New Year Celebrations may be more muted than usual in the homeland, due to the Coronavirus outbreak, but Tralee kicked off its own party yesterday on The Mall and the fun will continue until February 2. There was a big screen set up in The Mall with the official countdown […]

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Just Mercy.

Finnegan On Film: ‘Just Mercy’ Is Well Worth Your Time

January 25, 2020 at 9:45 am Comments are Disabled

Jamie Foxx gives an amazing performance in a powerful and important movie, says our movie guy, James Finnegan… ONE of my all-time favourite films – and books – is “To Kill a Mockingbird”. The story of how lawyer, Atticus Finch, defends a black man wrongly accused and convicted of raping […]

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Colin 'Poshey' Aherne.

Join Poshey And Co. For Final Night Of 31 Day Challenge Fundraiser

January 24, 2020 at 2:16 pm Comments are Disabled

THE annual ’31 Day January Challenge for Positive Mental Health’ will, of course, come to an end next Friday and the organisers are inviting everyone — even those who haven’t been taking part in the challenge — to come together for the final 5k. Over €12,700 has already been raised […]

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Nominees Sought For Connect Kerry Hair and Beauty Awards

Nominees Sought For Connect Kerry Hair and Beauty Awards

January 23, 2020 at 3:44 pm Comments are Disabled

THE Connect Kerry Hair and Beauty Awards are now open for nominations. The glam event which takes place on Sunday March 1 at The Rose Hotel, Tralee, is inviting you to tell us who you feel is deserving of an award in the Beauty Industry. “The Connect Kerry Hair and […]

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‘Meet And Greet’ Local Gardaí At Event In Tralee

‘Meet And Greet’ Local Gardaí At Event In Tralee

January 23, 2020 at 2:07 pm Comments are Disabled

GARDAI in Kerry are inviting local communities to a ‘meet and greet’ opportunity at over 300 venues across Ireland, including four in Kerry, on Friday, January 31. Local Gardaí, IFA branch representatives and representatives from community groups involved in the National Rural Safety Forum, will engage with the local community […]

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Contestants Sought For London Rose Selection

Contestants Sought For London Rose Selection

January 23, 2020 at 10:19 am Comments are Disabled

THE London Rose centre is looking for entrants for their selection for this year’s Rose of Tralee festival. They are hosting a Q&A night at Bentley’s Mayfair on February 10 for potential applicants. The event will be starting at 7.30pm with the attendees given the opportunity to speak with the […]

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Drag Act Show For Benners Next Month

Drag Act Show For Benners Next Month

January 23, 2020 at 9:51 am Comments are Disabled

ANOTHER major drag show is coming to Tralee next month. Maddens at Milk Market Lane have already held two successful drag shows since the summer — one in their own premises and the other in The Ashe Hotel. Now they are a planning a major show called ‘Paris Is Burning’ […]

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Launching the Progressive Pathways event were, in front; Deirdre Kearin, NEWKD and Mairead O'Sullivan, SKDP. At back; Valerie Moore, IT Tralee; Linda O'Sullivan, Employability Kerry; Miriam Ryan, Employability Kerry; Pat O'Donovan, NEWKD and Kieran Barry, Department of Employment and Social Protection. Photo by Dermot Crean

Hundreds To Attend Progressive Pathways 2020 At The Rose Hotel

January 22, 2020 at 9:19 am Comments are Disabled

THE Progressive Pathways Fair returns again this year and it’s a great opportunity for people aged 16 or over, with health issues, illness, disability or other support needs, to find out more about their employment options. The Fair — which takes place at The Rose Hotel on Friday, January 31, […]

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Promoting the upcoming meeting to help the initiative to make Tralee an Autism Friendly Town were, in front; Sandra Lynch of Garveys Supervalu Tralee, Mayor of Tralee Jim Finucane and Dr Susan Lawlor. At back;

Public Meeting To Help Tralee Become An Autism Friendly Town

January 21, 2020 at 2:00 pm 1 comment

A TOWN-WIDE programme is being launched in Tralee to encourage parents, friends, businesses and organisations to engage in a new initiative to promote Tralee as an Autism-Friendly Town, with a public meeting promoting the initiative to be held at the end of the month ‘AsIAm’, an Autism advocacy organisation is […]

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Launching 'The Rock and Rose Victory Social' were, seated; Eamonn O'Reilly and Austin Stacks GAA Club Chairman Billy Ryle. At back; Mairead Fernane, Neil Shanahan, Carmel Quilter Breen, Colm Mangan, Elma Nix, Wayne Quillinan, Mary McQuinn, Ronan Shanahan, Lorraine Scanlon, Aidan O'Connor, Michele King, Siobhan Power and Anne Marie Healy. Photo by Dermot Crean

Stacks Faithful To Gather For ‘The Rock And Rose Victory Social’

January 21, 2020 at 10:39 am Comments are Disabled

THE Rockies faithful will gather next month to celebrate a very successful year of collecting silverware at ‘The Rock & Rose Victory Social’. The event, which takes place on Saturday, February 22 in The Rose Hotel, was officially launched at the Austin Stacks GAA Clubhouse in Connolly Park on Monday […]

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Fleadh 2020 Chairman Vincent Prendergast, with commitee members Sarah Clinton, Louise O'Shea and Tricia Bennett, inviting you all to the Faha Court Quiz in aid of Fleadh Cheoil Chiarraí, Milltown 2020.

Table Quiz Fundraiser For Fleadh Cheoil 2020

January 19, 2020 at 10:42 am Comments are Disabled

THE organisers of 2020 Fleadh Cheoil Chiarraí are organising a table quiz in Listry for the end of the month to help with the cost of putting on the great entertainment. The Faha Court Bar in Listry is the venue for the quiz at 8.30pm on Friday, January 31. Vincent […]

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Children from Caherleaheen NS are joined by Principal Mary Connolly and Carol O'Connor with at back, Ciara Buckley, Laura O'Shea, Trish Cronin and Courtney, to launch the Spring Gourmet Barbecue at Ballygarry House Hotel to take place on March 13. Photo by Dermot Crean

Caherleaheen NS Parents To Host A ‘Gourmet Spring Grill’ At Ballygarry

January 18, 2020 at 9:58 am Comments are Disabled

CAHERLEAHEEN NS and Parents Association will host their ‘Gourmet Spring Grill’ fundraiser to support a facility which has been a huge support to parents of a child attending the school. The event on Friday, March 13 at The Pavilion in Ballygarry House Hotel, will support the Hugh’s House charity, located on […]

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'1917'.

Finnegan On Film: ‘1917’ Is A Totally Immersive Cinematic Experience

January 18, 2020 at 9:55 am Comments are Disabled

Our movie guy, James Finnegan, says ‘1917’ is likely to feature on many critics’ ‘Best Of 2020’ lists later this year… One major difficulty about war films is that the real life heroics are often so unbelievably brave, they look false on screen. It is why those who were actually […]

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The St Brigid’s Cow at the Biddy’s Day parade last year.

Artist Works With Community Groups For ‘Street Spectacle’ In Time For St Patrick’s Day

January 17, 2020 at 4:04 pm 1 comment

COMMUNITY groups are taking part in a ‘Street Spectacle’ project which is set to come to fruition for the St Patrick’s Day parade in Tralee. Kerry County Council Arts Office is delighted to have Caoimhe Dunn back in the county as facilitator on their Street Spectacle project. This year she […]

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Team Bramble volunteers out picking up rubbish.

Public Asked To Give Half An Hour At ‘Day Of Cleaning’ This Saturday

January 17, 2020 at 9:42 am Comments are Disabled

A ‘DAY Of cleaning’ is planned for this Saturday in The Square to welcome the Chinese New Year festival in a clean environment. The public is invited to volunteer and and join volunteers from Glan Tralee, Team Bramble, Tralee Tidy Towns, Kerry Sustainable Energy Co-op, Tidy Tralee Together, Kerry County Council, […]

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‘Puppy Love’ On St Valentine’s Night In The Meadowlands For A Great Cause

‘Puppy Love’ On St Valentine’s Night In The Meadowlands For A Great Cause

January 16, 2020 at 11:05 am 1 comment

THE Irish Guide Dogs for the Blind (IGDB) Tralee Branch have announced that their annual dance will be held again at the Meadowlands Hotel and given that the event will be taking place on St Valentine’s night, Friday, February 14, this year’s theme of ‘Puppy Love’ is very apt. There […]

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Carole Ann Clark.

Kerry SciTech And Kerry GAA To Host ‘Momentum 2020’ At Currans

January 13, 2020 at 3:20 pm Comments are Disabled

KERRY SciTech and Kerry GAA have joined forces for Momentum 2020, an event taking place at the end of this month at Kerry GAA Centre of Excellence, Currans. “With almost 70 science, technology and engineering companies in the region, Kerry has huge potential as a target location for talent and […]

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In front; Frank O'Connor and Club Chairman Haulie Kerins are joined by club members at the launch of the Kerins O'Rahillys 10k/5k run on Saturday. Photo by Dermot Crean

Charlie Kerins To Be Remembered At GAA Club’s Annual 10k/5k Event

January 13, 2020 at 12:34 pm Comments are Disabled

HUNDREDS take part in the event every year and the annual Kerins O’Rahillys 10k run and 5k fun run is set to be another big draw on Sunday, January 26. Held in association with FBD Insurance, this year’s run will honour the memory of Charlie Kerins. “Kerins O’Rahillys are delighted to […]

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Deirdre Millane

Local Teacher To Launch Debut Album At Siamsa Next Week

January 12, 2020 at 11:26 am 1 comment

A CLARE native who is teaching in a Tralee primary school will launch her debut album next weekend in Tralee. Scoil Eoin, Balloonagh, teacher Deirdre Millane is from Kilmore, Co. Clare and is no stranger to the trad scene, boasting an array of prestigious awards under her belt by the […]

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Some of the cast of 'Hairspray', Padraig Harrington, Sorcha Ringland and Lorcan Ryan  at rehearsals in Mercy Mounthawk last week. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Mounthawk Students Rehearsing For Latest Production

January 11, 2020 at 11:33 am Comments are Disabled

MERCY Mounthawk students have been working hard over the past few months rehearsing for their latest stage production, with some even coming in the morning after their school debs. With a cast of about 140, taking in students from all years, they will bring the much-loved musical ‘Hairspray’ to the […]

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History Of Faction Fighting In Kerry Explored In New Book

History Of Faction Fighting In Kerry Explored In New Book

January 11, 2020 at 11:30 am Comments are Disabled

THE brutal history of faction fighting in Kerry is explored in a new book to be launched next week. ‘Days Of The Blackthorn – Faction Fighters Of Kerry’ by Sean Moraghan, details some grim encounters in all parts of the county, including the Battle of Ballyeagh near Ballybunion in 1834, between […]

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The Gentlemen

Finnegan On Film: Guy Ritchie Back On Familiar But Fun Ground With ‘The Gentlemen’

January 11, 2020 at 10:29 am Comments are Disabled

Our movie guy, James Finnegan, says Guy Ritchie’s return to the cockney gangster genre is great fun with the cast really enjoying themselves… “The Gentlemen” is Guy Rtchie’s welcome return to the “Manor” of his signature sub genre of Cheeky Crafty Cockney Gangster after Hollywood blockbusters Aladdin (big box office) […]

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