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Image Skincare Expert To Give Tips At CH Chemists Event

Image Skincare Expert To Give Tips At CH Chemists Event

May 2, 2018 at 3:03 pm Comments are Disabled

CH Chemists will host national IMAGE Skincare Trainer, Caroline Casey, at a special event on Friday week, May 11. An expert in her field, Caroline will be going through all the new lines in IMAGE Vital C & Ageless Range and will be giving the perfect resolutions to aging later. […]

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NYPD cop Tim Dowd.

TV Documentary To Show How A Son Of Kerry Helped Track Down The ‘Son Of Sam’ Serial Killer

May 2, 2018 at 12:45 pm Comments are Disabled

THE story of how a Kerry-born NYPD cop led the hunt that tracked down and captured a notorious cold-blooded serial killer who caused terror in the Big Apple in the hot summer of 1976, will be told in a TG4 documentary on Wednesday, May 16. The ‘Son of Sam’ killer […]

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Discover ‘History In A Box’ At Kerry County Museum

Discover ‘History In A Box’ At Kerry County Museum

May 2, 2018 at 12:30 pm Comments are Disabled

KERRY County Museum will host ‘History in a Box’, a new, innovative project by The Centre for Digital Humanities, Maynooth University on Saturday, May 12. This free inter-generational workshop is suitable for teenagers aged 12-16 and their parents and grandparents. History in a Box tells the story of Mount Street Bridge, […]

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The cast of Fadó gather at Siamsa Tíre on Saturday. Photo by Domnick Walsh

Siamsa Tíre Prepares For 50th Anniversary Of First Performance Of Fadó Fadó

May 1, 2018 at 4:12 pm Comments are Disabled

  THE cast of Siamsa Tíre, the National Folk Theatre of Ireland are in final rehearsals for the 50thanniversary of its first performance of Fadó Fadó – its first folk production of authentic traditional Irish music, song and dance that portrays rural life in Ireland long ago. The cast for this year’s […]

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Members of the Kerry Choral Union at the Celebration Of Light at the Tralee Bay Wetlands on Tuesday night. Photo by Dermot Crean

Kerry Choral Union Concert In Aid Of Recovery Haven

May 1, 2018 at 2:09 pm Comments are Disabled

KERRY Choral Union will host their much anticipated Spring Concert at St John’s Church, Ashe Street, Tralee on Sunday, May 13th at 7.30pm. Now an annual event, the wonderful concert of choral music will be conducted by Sharon Reidy and is being organised once again to raise vital funds for […]

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The cast of 'It Takes A Village' at rehearsals for 'It Takes a Village' performance at Culture Night in Siamsa Tire on Friday. Photo by Dermot Crean

Call Goes Out To Register Events For Culture Night 2018

May 1, 2018 at 12:04 pm Comments are Disabled

CULTURE Night may be nearly five months away, but Kerry County Council is asking anyone who wants to hold an event to get in touch with them and register it. This year Culture Night falls on Friday September 21st from 5pm – 11pm and involves venues, groups and artists opening […]

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Tickets On Sale For Rose Festival Events But There’s Free Concerts Too

Tickets On Sale For Rose Festival Events But There’s Free Concerts Too

May 1, 2018 at 11:32 am Comments are Disabled

TICKETS are now available for a range of events at this year’s Rose of Tralee International Festival, including the Rose Ball, TV Selections, Fashion Show and Celebration of Roses. Of course there is also free street entertainment and the line-up includes Dancing with the Stars winner Jake Carter, X Factor Finalists the […]

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Kerry Rose contestants Celine O'Shea, Laura Bourke, Kayleigh Dewhurst and Breda Evans. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Kerry Rose Contestants Meet Up For First Time

April 30, 2018 at 11:33 am Comments are Disabled

THE ladies who will vie for the Kerry Rose 2018 title next month met up for the first time at The Rose Hotel on Sunday. The Kerry Rose Centre held an information session and 21 of the anticipated 25 contestants got to know each other and received some advice from […]

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Taking off on the cycle in aid of Fenit Lifeboat on Saturday morning. Photo by Dermot Crean

Saddle Up For A Great Cause Next Weekend

April 29, 2018 at 10:50 am Comments are Disabled

THE annual Fenit RNLI Annual 50km Cycle Fundraiser is set to take place on Saturday, May 5 this year and it’s another great way to warm up for the Ring Of Kerry Cycle and raise funds for a great cause. The event will see cyclists make their way from Tralee through Farranfore […]

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Walk And Talk On The Killaclohane Portal Tomb Near Milltown

Walk And Talk On The Killaclohane Portal Tomb Near Milltown

April 29, 2018 at 10:50 am Comments are Disabled

TWO events related to the Killaclohane Portal Tomb will take place in the next week. A free public talk on recent excavations at the portal tomb in Milltown – now known to be one of Ireland oldest manmade structures – will take place in Milltown Community Hall on Thursday, May 3 […]

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Michael English.

Top Country Star To Play At Fundraiser For North Kerry Parish

April 29, 2018 at 10:49 am Comments are Disabled

MICHAEL English and his band will play a church concert at The Church of the Assumption in Moyvane on Tuesday June 5 for the Parish of Moyvane Restoration Fund. The concert is the brainchild of local parish priest Fr Kevin McNamara and his parishioners who are no strangers to   staging concerts featuring internationally renowned […]

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Top UK Artist To Visit Arts Festival In Killorglin

Top UK Artist To Visit Arts Festival In Killorglin

April 29, 2018 at 10:49 am Comments are Disabled

KFEST will welcome artist Marcus Cope curator and co-founder of the Marmite Prize for Painting, U.K, to meet with Screaming Pope Art Prize nominees and other visual artists at KFEST 2018. K-FEST takes place from June 1—4 this year in Killorglin and is recognised as one of the country’s premier […]

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McCann At The Movies: ‘Infinity War’ Is A Visual Feast To Entertain The Masses

McCann At The Movies: ‘Infinity War’ Is A Visual Feast To Entertain The Masses

April 28, 2018 at 9:07 am Comments are Disabled

John McCann says fans of the franchise will be ecstatic with ‘Avengers: Infinity War’…  In this latest Marvel studios outing, ‘Avengers: Infinity War’ brings to the screen the ultimate, deadliest showdown of all time. The Avengers and their allies must be willing to sacrifice everything  in an attempt to defeat […]

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Sports Fans Will Love This Table Quiz Next Week

April 27, 2018 at 11:39 am Comments are Disabled

CALLING all sports fans! Fancy testing your knowledge next week at a fun table quiz with a twist? Well there’s a ‘Know Your Sport’  quiz in aid of Camp Abilities on Thursday, May 3 in O’Donnell’s Bar and Restaurant at 8pm. Along with the usual rounds of questions, there’s some […]

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Participants at the start of the Ardfert Harvest Cycle on Saturday morning. Photo by Dermot Crean

Fifth Annual Ardfert Cycle To Take Place This Sunday

April 26, 2018 at 4:42 pm Comments are Disabled

THE time has almost arrived for the 5th Ardfert Annual Cycle in aid of Ardfert School Building Fund  and all is ready for what should be another great event this Sunday, April 29 at 10am. This is a departure from the previous year’s cycle which took place in September and […]

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Time To Prepare For The Annual Kerry Camino

Time To Prepare For The Annual Kerry Camino

April 24, 2018 at 2:34 pm Comments are Disabled

THE Kerry Camino was launched yesterday and organisers expect around 200 walkers from far and wide will take part in the annual event on routes from Tralee to Dingle. The three day walk will take place on the May Bank Holiday weekend, May 4-6, with a registration/information evening at The […]

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Golf Classic To Raise Funds For Tralee Rowing Club

Golf Classic To Raise Funds For Tralee Rowing Club

April 24, 2018 at 10:14 am Comments are Disabled

TRALEE Rowing Club has organised a Golf Classic fundraising event this Saturday at Castlegregory Golf Club. Everybody is welcome to participate in this Four Ball Scramble competition, including people new to golf and juniors. Tee Times will be between 8am and 3pm and there will be 1st, 2nd and 3rd […]

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Workshops To Be Held At Libraries During Bealtaine Festival

Workshops To Be Held At Libraries During Bealtaine Festival

April 24, 2018 at 10:14 am Comments are Disabled

A SERIES of workshops will take place around the county this May for the Bealtaine festival which celebrates creativity as we age. This year, Kerry County Council in association with Kerry Libraries and co-funded by the Arts Council is bringing workshops in creative writing, visual arts and feltwork to libraries […]

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McCann At The Movies: ‘Michael Inside’ Will Leave A Lasting Impression

McCann At The Movies: ‘Michael Inside’ Will Leave A Lasting Impression

April 21, 2018 at 10:08 am Comments are Disabled

Our movie guy, John McCann, says ‘Michael Inside’ is a compelling social prison drama that deserves all the critical acclaim it’s getting… Written and directed by Frank Berry, Michael Inside tells the story of  Michael McCrea, (played by Dafhyd Flynn)  an impressionable eighteen-year-old who lives with his grandfather Francis (Lalor Roddy) in […]

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Pictured Left to Right: Yann O'Carroll, Nathan McDonnell, Ballyseedy Home and Garden Centre, Kevin Donovan, Down Syndrome Ireland (DSI) Kerry and Amber Donovan pictured at the recent launch of The Unsung Hero charity cycle 2018. www.facebook.com/unsungherocycle2018/

Five Things To Do At The Weekend

April 20, 2018 at 9:49 am Comments are Disabled

The weather is set to be mainly dry on Friday and Saturday so here’s a few things to do over the weekend… 1. Enjoy the weather… At last! Dry weather…well, until Saturday evening anyway! It’s time to get out and enjoy it while you can so hit the outdoors and […]

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Pictured at the launch of the Presentation  Secondary School Monster Bingo with overall prizes of €2500 which will take place in the school at 7pm on April 26th in aid of school funds were from left, Frieda Sheehan, Theresa Kissane, Rocco Sheehan, Laura Scanlon, Dean Sheehan,  Mary Rose Scanlon and at back Sean Costelloe.
Photo: Don MacMonagle

Over €2,500 In Prizes Up For Grabs At Bingo Fundraiser

April 18, 2018 at 3:29 pm Comments are Disabled

FANS of  bingo might want to make note of this date. The Parents Association of Presentation Secondary School, Milltown has launched their Fundraising Bingo Night, in aid of school funds and there’s loads of prizes on offer. The first game will commence at the school at 7pm on Thursday, April […]

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A group of St Pat's GAA members launching the Dingle Way Challenge up in Tonevane on Saturday. Photo by Dermot Crean

St Pats Get Set For Dingle Way Challenge 2018

April 15, 2018 at 11:45 am Comments are Disabled

THE Dingle Way Challenge, an annual fundraiser by St Pat’s GAA Club, is set to be bigger and better this year and the club is looking for participants. The date has been set for Sunday, June 3 and Chairman of St Pats, Jimmy Mulligan, is promising a fantastic day out. […]

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McCann At The Movies: ‘A Quiet Place’ Will Haunt You For Days

McCann At The Movies: ‘A Quiet Place’ Will Haunt You For Days

April 14, 2018 at 11:51 am Comments are Disabled

John McCann says ‘A Quiet Place’ is a terrific tense horror thriller that might turn out to be one of the year’s best films… With the recent critical and commercial success of films such as  ‘Get Out’, ‘It Comes at Night’ and ‘The Witch’, the horror genre has enjoyed a […]

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DSI Kerry members pictured at the recent launch of the Unsung Hero charity cycle 2018. The 75km cycle will kick off at 10am from Ballyseedy Home and Garden Centre, Tralee. The cycle will pay homage to renowned explorer Tom Crean and will also remember DSI Kerry member Emily Keohane who sadly passed away last year. The cycle is free to partake in, but donations to DSI Kerry are gratefully accepted at registration which begins at 9.15am. For further information visit www.facebook.comunsungherocycle2018

Emily To Be Remembered At Cycle And Family Day At Ballyseedy

April 13, 2018 at 4:43 pm Comments are Disabled

BALLYSEEDY Garden Centre is the place to be on Saturday, April 21, as the Kerry Branch of Down Syndrome Ireland (DSI) are set to host the inaugural Unsung Hero charity cycle. The cycle will pay homage to renowned explorer Tom Crean and will also remember DSI Kerry member Emily Keohane […]

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The annual County Clean-Up Day has been launched and everyone in the county is being asked to get involved and play their part . Pictured at the launch were Eilish Hanaran Ballylongford , Colm Cooper and Cathy Fisher KCC 
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PRESS INFO SEVENTH KERRY COUNTY CLEAN-UP DAY IS LAUNCHED
 
The annual County Clean-Up Day has been launched and everyone in the county is being asked to get involved and play their part. Now in its seventh year and with the support of Kerry County Council and KWD Recycling, the County Clean-up will take place on Saturday, 14 April. Last year, 5,000 volunteers gathered 6,500 bags of litter on a single day in their own localities which left the county of Kerry looking spick and span.
Organisers are asking local residents’ associations, schools, youth groups, sporting groups, businesses, families or simply a few friends to get together and gather litter along the major routes and along the local country roads throughout Kerry on the day.
Colm ‘The Gooch’ Cooper will be on the County Clean-up team for 2018 working hard as always to promote the county and lend a helping hand.
KWD Recycling are busy preparing County Clean-up packs which will be distributed around the county and groups are asked to register with KWD to receive their pack and to arrange a collection points for bags of litter collected. Full details are available at www.countycleanup.com or e-mail countycleanup@kwd.ie.
Cathaoirleach of Kerry County Council, Cllr John Sheahan, encouraged everyone in the county to take part: ‘Kerry is a county so reliant on its reputation as a clean environment and its reputation as a tourist destination, so every citizen has a role to play in keeping the county tidy.
 
‘The message we want to get out this year is to clean up the roads that are less frequently collected and stretches of roadside that might not have been cleaned in recent years. I hope as many people as possible will participate – all you have to do is think about the roads we pass every day on our way from home to the shops, schools and work. And get involved.’
 
ENDS

Five Things To Do Around Tralee This Weekend

April 13, 2018 at 10:11 am Comments are Disabled

Thankfully, it’s the weekend and while it’s a bit of a quiet one, there’s still a few things you can get up to… Friday 1. Check out some art… Students from Kerry College of Further Education will hold an exhibition and CD launch in The Ashe Hotel. The QQI Level […]

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Cast members just prior to the opening performance. Photo by Dermot Crean

‘Children Of Eden’ Begins Run In Siamsa Tíre

April 12, 2018 at 10:21 am Comments are Disabled

THE months of rehearsals are over and it was time to take to the stage last night for members of Tralee Musical Society. With director Oliver Hurley at the helm, the cast were well-prepared and put on a fantastic show last night for the hundreds who attended ‘Children Of Eden’ […]

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Catriona Dunne.

Tralee Woman To Appear On ‘Winning Streak’ This Saturday

April 11, 2018 at 3:20 pm Comments are Disabled

TWO women from  Kerry will be among the five participants who will appear on the National Lottery Winning Streak game show on RTE One this Saturday . Catriona Dunne from Caherslee, Tralee and Margaret Flaherty from Milltown, Killarney will take to the Winning Streak stage with high hopes of winning […]

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‘Truth Or Dare’ Exhibition Opens At Siamsa Tíre

‘Truth Or Dare’ Exhibition Opens At Siamsa Tíre

April 11, 2018 at 12:48 pm Comments are Disabled

THE ‘Truth or Dare’ art exhibition, featuring work from three graduates of the Limerick College of Art and Design, officially opened on Friday last in Siamsa Tíre. The three artists, Grace Roberts, Suzanne Mortell and Nuala O’Sullivan,were delighted with the great attendance and support of their art works on the night […]

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Principal of Gaelscoil Mhic Easmainn, Cáit Uí Chonchúir with Manager of Kingdom Greyhound Stadium, Declan Dowling and Gaelscoil pupils launching the Night At The Dogs at the school on Tuesday. Photo by Dermot Crean

Gaelscoil Mhic Easmainn Prepares For Fundraising ‘Night At The Dogs’

April 11, 2018 at 12:14 pm 1 comment

GAELSCOIL Mhic Easmainn is gearing up for a fantastic night of entertainment at Kingdom Greyhound Stadium later this month. To celebrate 40 successful years in all-Irish primary education, the school will be hosting a ‘Night at the Dogs’ on Saturday, April 21. The night promises to be a wonderful social gathering […]

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Don O'Neill (centre) will set the menu for an amazing four course dinner at Ballyroe Heights Hotel in July. Also pictured are General Manager of Ballyroe Heights Hotel Jonathan Collins, Fashion Stylist Orla Diffily, Marketing Officer with Recovery Haven, Marisa Reidy and Pascal Guillermie.

Don’s Tribute To His Mom On Night Of Fashion, Food And Incredible Prizes

April 11, 2018 at 10:19 am Comments are Disabled

FASHION Designer to the stars Don O’Neill, will return to his culinary past for one night only this July for what promises to be an unforgettable fundraising event in memory of his beloved mother, Mim O’Neill. Don, who trained as a chef before embarking on a stellar fashion career, has […]

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