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Tralee Toastmasters are looking for new members.

Tralee Toastmasters Club Looks For New Members

January 4, 2018 at 1:53 pm Comments are Disabled

TRALEE Toastmasters are holding an open meeting on Monday, January 8 in Kerin’s O’Rahillys at 8pm.  Guests go free. “If one of your New year’s resolutions is to improve your public speaking skills or take part in a fun and exciting social group, then Tralee Toastmasters is the answer to […]

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Get Active At The ‘Operation Transformation’ Walk From The Wetlands

Get Active At The ‘Operation Transformation’ Walk From The Wetlands

January 4, 2018 at 11:57 am Comments are Disabled

KERRY Recreation and Sports Partnership have again joined forces with Sport Ireland and Healthy Ireland for this year’s Operation Transformation Walk. The national event, now in its eighth year, has always had a great turn out with thousands of people donning their walking shoes and getting active. The Kerry Operation […]

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Laura Lee Curtin as Cinderella at Siamsa Tíre. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: It’s Panto Time As ‘Cinderella’ Starts At Siamsa Tíre

December 30, 2017 at 11:24 am Comments are Disabled

IT’S pantomime time at Siamsa Tíre and Friday saw two sell-0ut performances of Cinderella. Oliver Hurley is the man behind the panto once again and he has created a tremendous treat for all the family. With perennial favourites, Buttons, the wicked stepmother and the ugly sisters, this is a pantomime […]

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The fireworks on Denny Street on Saturday night. Photo by Dermot Crean

Fireworks Display For New Year’s Eve In Town Centre

December 30, 2017 at 11:23 am Comments are Disabled

TRALEE will host a special event once again in the town centre on New Year’s Eve. A spectacular fireworks display at the Ashe Memorial Hall will mark end of year celebrations for people of all ages in Tralee on Sunday, December 31. Organised by Kerry County Council and Tralee Chamber Alliance, the fireworks […]

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McCann At The Movies: My Top Five Films Of 2017

McCann At The Movies: My Top Five Films Of 2017

December 28, 2017 at 11:09 am Comments are Disabled

Our movie reviewer, John McCann, picks his favourite movies of the year… Firstly, to list just 5 great movies in a year is a near impossible task especially when it’s in a year full of quality. 2017 saw more and more reboots, superheroes and franchises (even though not all were […]

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Santa and Mrs Claus at the Christmas Swim in Fenit on Sunday. Photo by Dermot Crean

Six Things To Do Over The Next Few Days

December 24, 2017 at 9:09 am Comments are Disabled

SO then, the big day is almost here, the presents are bought (we hope!) and all that’s left to do is make time for friends and family. However, if you do feel like heading outdoors, here’s a few suggestions… 1. Get to town early on Christmas Eve… You probably have […]

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McCann At The Movies: New ‘Jumanji’ Is Solid Blockbuster Fare

McCann At The Movies: New ‘Jumanji’ Is Solid Blockbuster Fare

December 23, 2017 at 11:16 am Comments are Disabled

Our movie guy, John McCann saw ‘Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle’ and says it’s an entertaining enough way to spend 90+ minutes at the Omniplex… Another week, another blockbuster and yet another reboot! This time it’s the mid 90s Robin Williams vehicle that gets a modern day upgrade to appeal […]

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Abbey Inn To Mark 20th Anniversary Of Famous ‘Janus’ Events

Abbey Inn To Mark 20th Anniversary Of Famous ‘Janus’ Events

December 22, 2017 at 11:19 am Comments are Disabled

AN event is taking place in The Abbey Inn on St Stephens Night which is definitely one for the dance music purists, with the legendary Mark Kavanagh and internationally renowned Tralee woman DJ Eibhlin, appearing at the venue. Back in 1997, nightclubs in Tralee were still adjusting to the new […]

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Foil, Arms And Hog Return To Siamsa Next Year

Foil, Arms And Hog Return To Siamsa Next Year

December 20, 2017 at 10:42 am Comments are Disabled

A DATE for your diary if you enjoy the excellent sketches of Foil Arms & Hog. The comedy trio returns to Siamsa Tíre with ‘Oink’, a fast paced sketch show featuring a collection of songs for the elderly, a baggage handler’s interpretive dance and a shop that naively only sells balaclavas….among […]

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Parker's Pub and Herbert's Bar, KIlflynn.

Christmas Table Quiz In Aid Of Cancer Charities

December 19, 2017 at 11:23 am Comments are Disabled

IN case you’re getting cabin fever and want to head out over the Christmas period, there’s an event in Kilflynn that’ll test your general knowledge. The annual Kilflynn Cancer Quiz is celebrating its 15th anniversary and once again organisers are inviting teams to come along to Parker’s Pub and Herbert’s […]

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Donal Walsh #LiveLife Film Competition Now Open For Submissions

Donal Walsh #LiveLife Film Competition Now Open For Submissions

December 19, 2017 at 11:16 am Comments are Disabled

THE Donal Walsh #LiveLife National Film Competition 2017/18 is now open for submissions. The hugely popular competition has three categories Primary School, Secondary School and adult and always throws up some serious filmmaking talent. “We want you to remember Donal and his “Live Life” ethos by getting you to create […]

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Hundreds Expected At Banna Christmas Day Swim

Hundreds Expected At Banna Christmas Day Swim

December 18, 2017 at 11:22 am Comments are Disabled

BANNA Sea Rescue are currently preparing for the annual swim at Banna Strand on Christmas Day which takes place at 12.30pm sharp and they’re hoping for a big crowd of participants and spectators on the day. There has been big increase in the number of splashers over the years says […]

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Louise Duffy To DJ In CH Chemists On Friday

Louise Duffy To DJ In CH Chemists On Friday

December 17, 2017 at 10:57 am Comments are Disabled

THAT’S one way to kick off the weekend. CH Chemists is renowned for its instore events and this Friday is no exception when they welcome Today FM’s Louise Duffy to the store. Louise, who is married to former Kerry GAA star and successful fashion designer Paul Galvin, will be DJing […]

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Keith Barry

Keith Barry Brings His ‘Madhouse’ To The INEC

December 17, 2017 at 10:56 am Comments are Disabled

INTERNATIONALLY acclaimed mentalist/hypnotist Keith Barry is bringing his brand new live show ‘Magic Madhouse’ to the INEC Killarney, on Saturday, December 30. His new show will see Keith returning to his magic roots which will bring audiences on a rollercoaster ride of laughter and madness while promising a death defying finale to leave spectators at […]

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McCann At The Movies: The Force Is Still Strong In ‘The Last Jedi’

McCann At The Movies: The Force Is Still Strong In ‘The Last Jedi’

December 16, 2017 at 10:46 am Comments are Disabled

Our movie guy, John McCann, says the latest instalment in the Star Wars series is a resounding success… IN ‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’, Rey develops her newly discovered abilities with the help of Luke Skywalker, who is unsettled by the strength of her powers. Meanwhile, the Resistance prepares to […]

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Five Things To Do In Tralee This Weekend

Five Things To Do In Tralee This Weekend

December 15, 2017 at 10:06 am Comments are Disabled

There’s about 10 days to go until the turkey so get the shopping done while you have a chance. If you have time though… Friday 1. Party time… This weekend Tralee will be party central as businesses and groups hit the pubs, hotels and restaurants for their annual shindig. Even […]

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Michelle Greaney (right) of Optimal Fitness with Tommy Horan, Anne Kelliher and Christine Brosnan looking forward to the 5k/10k Road Race on New Year's Eve. Photo by Dermot Crean

Michelle’s Invitation To Final Run Of 2017 With 5k/10k Road Race

December 14, 2017 at 2:45 pm Comments are Disabled

A 5K/10K road race will take place on New Years Eve in Tralee to close the year on a healthy note and raise funds for a local charity. Optimal Fitness presents its first 5k and 10k event starting from The Rose Hotel at 11am on Sunday, December 31 and organiser […]

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The dancers in the Ballymacelligott GAA 'Strictly Come Dancing' 2018.

Participants Getting Ready For Ballymac GAA’s ‘Strictly Love Dancing 2018’

December 13, 2017 at 9:28 am Comments are Disabled

THE talented and hardworking Ballymac Strictly Love Dancing participants will take to the floor in less than two months to dance their hearts out for the chance to be crowned winners in the 2018 competition. The dancers rehearsals are well underway and this year’s event at the Ballygarry House Hotel […]

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Tralee Bay Swimming Club members looking forward to the Christmas swim.

Will You Be Taking A Dip On Christmas Day In Fenit?

December 12, 2017 at 10:34 am Comments are Disabled

TRALEE Bay Swimming Club has announced details of The 65th Annual Christmas Day Swim in Fenit. Once again the collection will be in aid of RNLI Fenit Lifeboats. The swim will take place at 12 noon and will begin with The traditional singing of Jingle Bells. Santa will then sound […]

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McCann At The Movies: A Heartfelt Drama That Lives Up To Its Title

McCann At The Movies: A Heartfelt Drama That Lives Up To Its Title

December 9, 2017 at 9:53 am Comments are Disabled

Our movie guy, John McCann, says ‘Wonder’ will have you reaching for the tissues on more than one occasion… In a year that has brought us a plentiful supply of superheroes, some chilling horror movies, wonderful animation features, many terrific biopics and a lot more, one particular genre that has […]

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Organisers and friends gather at Tralee Bay Wetlands to launch this year's Santa 5k Fun Run. Photo by Dermot Crean

Seven Things To Do Around Tralee This Weekend

December 8, 2017 at 11:00 am Comments are Disabled

Christmas is coming and shopping is taking over most people’s weekends. Still though, if you have some time… Friday 1. Time to party… November’s over so it’s officially ok to get out and party. The festive season here so whether it’s a work do or you just fancy meeting up […]

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Recovery Haven Invitation To Switching On Of ‘Haven Of Light’ Christmas Tree

Recovery Haven Invitation To Switching On Of ‘Haven Of Light’ Christmas Tree

December 6, 2017 at 10:29 am Comments are Disabled

RECOVERY Haven Kerry is extending a warm invitation to their clients, volunteers and the general public to join them for the official switching on of their ‘Haven of Light’ Christmas Tree this Friday night, December 8, at 7.30pm. The symbolic event will take place at the charity’s cancer support house […]

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Frank Hartnett, Kerry County Council; Joshua and Sharon Roche and Jean Foley of Kerry County Council in front of the Remembrance Tree at the Tralee Municipal District/Motor Tax Office on Princes Street. Photo by Dermot Crean

Special Christmas Tree A Place To Remember Those Lost To Suicide

December 5, 2017 at 12:44 pm 2 comments

A TREE outside the old Tralee Town Council building will once again be a focal point to remember those who have lost their lives to suicide with a special ceremony this Sunday. Over the last number of years the tree has served as a poignant reminder and a special service will take place on […]

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Launch Of January 5k A Day Challenge Next Week

Launch Of January 5k A Day Challenge Next Week

December 5, 2017 at 12:25 pm Comments are Disabled

THE launch of the 5k a day January challenge for positive mental health will take place in The Ashe Hotel on Tuesday, December 12 at 7pm. Everyone is invited and people will have the chance to register for the event on the night. Last year, Tralee man Colin ‘Poshey’ Aherne’s efforts […]

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David Scott of Tralee Chamber Alliance and Eva Grafstrom of Dairy Delights at the Tess Quarter Market on Friday afternoon. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Tess Quarter Market To Have More Stalls This Friday

December 5, 2017 at 10:52 am Comments are Disabled

A NEW market for December saw stallholders set up on Abbey Street and the numbers are set to increase this Friday. There were food stalls as well as arts and crafts for sale in the area which has become known as Tess Quarter, adding to the festive atmosphere around town. […]

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Book Launch And Art Exhibition At Tralee Library

Book Launch And Art Exhibition At Tralee Library

December 4, 2017 at 1:17 pm Comments are Disabled

A LOCAL writing group will launch its new book and art exhibition this Tuesday night at Tralee Library. The ‘Tapestry of Words’ from the Lesley Collins creative writing group will be launched from 6pm-8pm. Part of the event will include an art exhibition aimed at the whole community so anyone […]

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Calling All ‘Star Wars’ Fans For Special Table Quiz In The Abbey Inn

Calling All ‘Star Wars’ Fans For Special Table Quiz In The Abbey Inn

December 4, 2017 at 12:41 pm Comments are Disabled

ARE you a serious Star Wars fan? Well the new SciFan Society of the ITT is having an event on December 7 in the Abbey Inn, Tralee starting at 8pm with some great prizes for those of you with a love for all things to o with the Force. This […]

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Emma Stone and Steve Carrell in

McCann At The Movies: Hard To Find Fault With This Entertaining And Timely Film

December 2, 2017 at 9:40 am Comments are Disabled

Our movie guy, John McCann, says ‘Battle Of The Sexes’ is a socially important film with great performances from the leads… In 1973, in the wake of the sexual revolution and the rise of the women’s movement, a tennis match between women’s World No. 1 Billie Jean King (Emma Stone) […]

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Miriam Murphy Joins Kerry Choral Union For Christmas Concert In Tralee

Miriam Murphy Joins Kerry Choral Union For Christmas Concert In Tralee

December 1, 2017 at 10:56 am 1 comment

THIS year’s Christmas treat not to be missed is the ‘O Holy Night’ choral concert with The Kerry Choral Union The concert, which takes place in St John The Baptist Church, Castle Street, Tralee on Sunday December 10 at 7:30pm, is eagerly anticipated each year and attracts up to 600 people. […]

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The Christmas lights on The Mall Photo by Dermot Crean

Six Things To Do Around Tralee This Weekend

December 1, 2017 at 9:53 am Comments are Disabled

Just less than four weeks to go and so much to do for Christmas. Here’s a few things to see and go to at the weekend…in between the shopping of course… Friday 1. Fun in Tess Quarter… The first of the Tess Quarter Christmas Markets will launch in Abbey Street and […]

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