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Listowel Races launch 2018 with Aoibhinn Garrihy and Marietta Dolan.
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SPONSORED: What A Week Of Fun, Fashion And Great Racing At Listowel Races!

September 11, 2018 at 11:40 am Comments are Disabled

THE race is on  to Munster’s biggest and best racing festival – the 7 day Listowel Harvest Racing Festival, from Sunday, September 9th until Saturday, September 15. This year Listowel Race Company is celebrating 160 years of racing at the scenic course, making it one of the longest established race […]

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Kerry's architectural heritage will be the focus of the inaugural Architecture Kerry festival which takes place from the 28th to 30th September. The event will feature talks, free guided tours, exhibitions, workshops and family events all around the county. Pictured at the launch in Ballonagh Convent Chapel are from left Barbara Carey, Carey Architects, Mike Scannell, Director of Services, Kerry County Council, Victoria McCarthy, Architectural Conservation Officer, Kerry County Council, Norma Foley, Cathaoirleach, Kerry County Council, Cormac Kane, Kane Williams Architects and Kate Kennelly, Creative Ireland Coordinator in Kerry. Pic: Pauline Dennigan

Tralee Venues To Host Part Of Architecture Kerry Festival This Month

September 11, 2018 at 10:22 am Comments are Disabled

KERRY’S architectural heritage will be the focus of the inaugural Architecture Kerry festival which takes place later this month. The event, which will showcase and celebrate the best of the county’s architectural heritage, will take place from September 28 to 30 and will feature talks, free guided tours, exhibitions, workshops […]

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McCann At The Movies: ‘Black 47’ — A Famine Thriller Worthy Of Attention

McCann At The Movies: ‘Black 47’ — A Famine Thriller Worthy Of Attention

September 8, 2018 at 9:40 am Comments are Disabled

John McCann says ‘Black 47’ delivers as a historical piece and on an entertainment level… A constant presence on the film festival circuit throughout the country this year, including a gala screening at the Dingle International Film Festival last March, Black 47 finally gets its long-awaited nationwide release this week. Incredibly, the […]

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Final Chance To Register For Cullotys Of Currovough Gathering

Final Chance To Register For Cullotys Of Currovough Gathering

September 7, 2018 at 9:54 am Comments are Disabled

THE organiser of a family gathering later this month is encouraging people with a connection to the Cullotys of Currovough to register to attend the event before this Sunday. Mike Culloty has had a great response to his appeal to find relations to come to the event and one of […]

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Looking forward to the annual Tony O'Donoghue Memorial Walk this Saturday were, in front; Millie O'Brien, Ally Lynch and Aoife Burke. At back; Andrea O'Donoghue, Michael Ryle, Donal Brosnan, Mary O'Donoghue, Teresa O'Brien and Stephen Griffin. Photo by Dermot Crean

Walk To Remember Tony And Raise Funds For Palliative Care Unit

September 5, 2018 at 10:52 am 1 comment

IF you fancy getting a bit of exercise on Saturday evening, then the annual Tony O’Donoghue Memorial Walk is for you. Taking place from the Blennerville Windmill Car-Park at 5pm, the walk remembers Tony, a great stalwart of St Pat’s GAA Club who passed away in September of 2014. Organised […]

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Looking forward to the Irish Food Fair later this month was Kieran Griffin (right) and Stephen Benner (right) of Kerry Motor Works with organiser Ray Stack (centre). Photo by Dermot Crean

Fantastic Ford Fair To Be Fun Family Weekend In Banna

September 5, 2018 at 9:55 am Comments are Disabled

IT’S all systems go as organisers rev up for The Irish Ford Fair later this month. Banna Beach Resort & Kerry Motor Works Tralee are proud to present the fair where they are looking for vintage, classic, modified, new, old, race, rally, agricultural and pretty much anything with a Ford badge […]

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Organisers looking forward to the Ballymac Vintage Rally weekend on September 15/16. Photo by Dermot Crean

Great Weekend Of Events Planned For Ballymac Vintage Rally

September 5, 2018 at 9:53 am Comments are Disabled

THE newly-formed Ballymacelligott Vintage Club will hold its inaugural rally and family fun day, in the field adjacent to O’Riada’s Bar and Restaurant, on Sunday, September 16. The rally will be preceded on Saturday night, September 15, from 8pm with a ‘pig on the spit’, music and dance at O’Riada’s […]

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Conor O'Grady.

Siamsa Tíre’s Artist In Residence To Give Public Talk

September 3, 2018 at 1:10 pm Comments are Disabled

SIAMSA Tíre’s artist-in-residence, Conor O’Grady will be giving a talk on his residency in Tralee and the work he has been undertaking over the last two months. The talk will take place on Thursday, September 6 next at 3pm in the Gallery at Siamsa Tíre and is open to the public and […]

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McCann At The Movies: ‘BlacKkKLansman’ Is One Of The Year’s Best Films

McCann At The Movies: ‘BlacKkKLansman’ Is One Of The Year’s Best Films

September 1, 2018 at 9:59 am Comments are Disabled

John McCann says ‘BlackKklansman’ is a powerful feature from veteran director that may well be one of 2018’s finest features… After enjoying the exploits of Denzel Washington last week in ‘Equalizer 2’ this week, it was the turn of Washington Jnr, John David Washington and Adam Driver in Spike Lee’s […]

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Gemma Sugrue with Jenny Greene.

Jenny Greene And RTE Orchestra Back In The INEC This Winter

August 31, 2018 at 1:21 pm Comments are Disabled

  LAST year they lifted the roof off the INEC Killarney with two sell out shows and now 2FM Live with Jenny Greene and the RTÉ Concert Orchestra are returning to the INEC Killarney on Friday 7 December to do it all over again. The collaboration has sold out shows all over the […]

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Candlelight Vigil In Pearse Park To Remember Those Lost To Suicide

Candlelight Vigil In Pearse Park To Remember Those Lost To Suicide

August 30, 2018 at 6:21 pm Comments are Disabled

THERE is to be a candlelight vigil held next month, with those who have been affected by suicide encouraged to come down to Pearse Park to remember those  they have lost. The event will take place on World Suicide Day, September 10 at 8.30pm in the with members of the […]

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The launch of Culture Night activities for 2018.

Range Of Tralee Events Lined Up For Culture Night 2018

August 28, 2018 at 2:30 pm Comments are Disabled

A RANGE of events have been announced for Tralee venues for Culture Night which takes place on Friday, September 21, 2018. In Kerry the event is in its 14th year and the selection this year is “one of the best to date”, said Cathaoirleach of Kerry County Council, Norma Foley […]

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Tralee Rowing Club Invites Adults To Open Day

Tralee Rowing Club Invites Adults To Open Day

August 28, 2018 at 11:03 am Comments are Disabled

TRALEE Rowing Club is inviting people to their Open Day for adults on Saturday, September 1, at the Canal in Tralee from 11.30am to 2.30pm. This is a great opportunity to try rowing, meet their coaches and adult rowers. The club will have rowing machines and boats available and no […]

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Learn More About Tralee VTOS Courses At Information Morning

Learn More About Tralee VTOS Courses At Information Morning

August 28, 2018 at 11:01 am Comments are Disabled

THOSE with an interest in getting back into education should pay a visit to Tralee VTOS at Clash on Wednesday, August 29, for an Open Information Morning, from 10am to 1pm, about the services they offer. The information morning gives details on the two year Leaving Cert course, QQI Level 3 General […]

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The Equaliser 2

McCann At The Movies: Dependable Denzel Shines In ‘Equalizer 2’

August 25, 2018 at 12:04 pm Comments are Disabled

John McCann says ‘The Equalizer 2’ is simply pure cinematic escapism… After the movie depths of ‘The Meg’, last week, I was badly in need of a cinematic pick up upon taking my seat at Tralee Omniplex for this week’s feature presentation Equalizer 2. Thankfully, with the ever dependable Denzel Washington […]

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Rose of Tralee 2018, Kirsten Mate Maher, with members of the Kerry Hospice Foundation launching this year's annual coffee morning. Photo by Dermot Crean

Rose Kirsten Helps Kerry Hospice Launch Coffee Morning

August 24, 2018 at 11:47 am Comments are Disabled

THE new Rose of Tralee, Kirsten Mate Maher, popped down to Kirby’s Brogue Inn to help launch the annual coffee morning in aid of Kerry Hospice. She was joined by members of the Kerry Hospice Foundation who are encouraging bars, hotels, businesses and groups to hold a coffee morning on […]

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Looking forward to the upcoming weekend of activities at Churchill Forge to mark Heritage Week were Aine Walsh, Molly McDaid, Clodagh Hickey, Frank O'Hehir, Michelle Burke, Peter Carmody, Brendan Brosnan, Cian O'Mahony, Peggy Daly, Colette O'Sullivan, Nora Landers, Dermot Crowley, John Foley, Muireann O'Brien and Jessica McEnery. Photo by Dermot Crean

Five Things To Do Around Tralee This Weekend

August 24, 2018 at 10:51 am Comments are Disabled

The Festival’s over and schooldays beckon again next week. Better make the best of this weekend with the family… Friday 1. Flock to Birds Funfair…  It’s your last chance to take the kids to the ‘bazaar’ as they’ll be gone after the weekend. While sticking a hoover into your wallet […]

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Any Irish Dancers Out There Looking To Appear On TV?

Any Irish Dancers Out There Looking To Appear On TV?

August 24, 2018 at 10:30 am Comments are Disabled

TG4 and Adare Productions are looking for the next big thing in the world of Irish dancing and they’re searching for Kerry entrants. Have you got what it takes to dance on the big stage in An Ríl Deal? All types of Irish dancers will take to the An Ríl Deal […]

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Contestants Rachel Quirke, Chantelle O'Sullivan, Sinead Kennedy and Sarah O'Connell. Photo by Dermot Crean

Final Preparations In Place For A Stellar Strictly Night At The Dome

August 23, 2018 at 4:28 pm Comments are Disabled

THERE’S just two more sleeps until the Dome hosts over 1,000 people for the eighth Austin Stacks GAA ‘Strictly Come Dancing’. The 14 couples are ready to rock in what should be an amazing night of entertainment on Saturday beginning at 8pm (doors open at 7pm). The judges were announced […]

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Cake Sale At UHK This Friday For Brighter Communities

Cake Sale At UHK This Friday For Brighter Communities

August 23, 2018 at 4:03 pm Comments are Disabled

FOLLOWING the fantastic response to the last cake sale held at the Bon Secours Hospital, it’ll be the turn of University Hospital Kerry to host the next one on this Friday morning. Joan O’Regan and six other volunteers from Tralee will be travelling to Kenya to work with the charity […]

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Dancing in the wind… Fiddle player Mairtín Ó’Cathasaigh, Helena Brosnan and  Mairtín O’Cathasaigh, performers with Siamsa Tíre, the National Folk Theatre of Ireland opens its world premiere of ‘An Ghaoth Aniar’ – The Wind from the West on Wednesday 22nd August. This new production marks 50 years since the first summer season of performances by the National Folk Theatre, An Ghaoth Aniar, is a new production which takes inspiration from the West of Ireland's strong cultural traditions and from the wild natural sounds of the western Irish seascape.  This production will weave a story across time and cultural traditions through traditional Irish music, song, and dance.Photo:Valerie O’Sullivan/FREE PIC

Ten Night Run Of New Production Begins At Siamsa Tíre

August 23, 2018 at 10:50 am Comments are Disabled

SIAMSA Tíre, the National Folk Theatre of Ireland had its world premiere of An Ghaoth Aniar – The Wind from the West on Wednesday night. This new production — which runs nightly until August 31 — marks 50 years since the first summer season of performances by the National Folk Theatre, combining old favourite traditional […]

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Photo: J Cleary and Caption: Megan Moriarty, Kerry County Council, Gemma Sugrue, 2018 Culture Night Ambassador, Mayor of Kerry Cllr. Norma Foley, Charlie O’Sullivan, Kerry County Council, Kate Kennelly & Deirdre Enright, Kerry County Council.

Kerry’s ‘Culture Night Ambassador’ Announced

August 22, 2018 at 3:08 pm Comments are Disabled

THE popular vocalist, teacher and choir leader, Gemma Sugrue is Kerry’s 2018 local Culture Night Ambassador. Killarney native Gemma will be promoting the night in Kerry on Friday, September 21, as Culture Night kicks off right across Ireland between the hours of 5pm and 11pm. Gemma is a passionate supporter […]

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Celebrating Killarney’s distinguished racing history ahead of the August Festival Race Meeting at Killarney Race Course.The first racing in the town was recorded in 1822, while the present, most scenic race course in Ireland, set against the backdrop of Killarney National Park was opened in 1936. The August Festival Race Meeting gets under way from Tuesday 22nd to Saturday 25th, the final day with the much anticipated Ladies Day. In Reidy’s on Main Street, were staff from Killarney Race Course dressed in vintage were,  Megan Daly, Peg O’Connor and Philip O’Brien with Fia from Killarney Riding Stables.Photo:Valerie O’Sullivan/FREE PIC***

GAA Stars And Fashionistas For Four Days Of Racing In Killarney

August 22, 2018 at 9:36 am Comments are Disabled

FASHION stylists and footballers, Roses and broadcasters will descend on Killarney Racecourse this week for a four-day festival of high quality racing and entertainment. The occasion celebrates Killarney’s distinguished racing history which dates back to 1822, while the present, most scenic race course in Ireland, set against the backdrop of […]

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ROSE FESTIVAL: Four Things To See And Do Today

ROSE FESTIVAL: Four Things To See And Do Today

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

TraleeToday.ie’s coverage of the Rose Of Tralee International Festival is brought to you by AIB Tralee It’s the final day of the festival but why not see it off in style. Here’s a few things to get up to today… 1. Family time… Family Town is still in full swing […]

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The book of roses in the Town Park.

ROSE FESTIVAL: Four Things To See And Do Today

August 20, 2018 at 10:41 am Comments are Disabled

TraleeToday.ie’s coverage of the Rose of Tralee International Festival is brought to you by AIB Tralee This will brighten up you Monday. There’s still loads to see and do around town all day and all of the night… 1. Family fun all over town… The weekend may be over but […]

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Fantastic colour at the parade. Photo by Dermot Crean

ROSE FESTIVAL: Five Things To See And Do Today

August 18, 2018 at 11:17 am Comments are Disabled

TraleeToday.ie’s coverage of the Rose of Tralee International Festival is brought to you by AIB Tralee Saturday of the festival always draws the biggest crowds to town thanks to the parade, but there’s loads to see and do before and after it… 1. Hit the market… It’s proving a big […]

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'The Meg'.

McCann At The Movies: ‘The Meg’ Is More Of A Damp Squib Of A Movie

August 18, 2018 at 9:22 am Comments are Disabled

Our movie guy, John McCann, says ‘The Meg’ is an awful mess of a movie… With low expectations, but high anticipation of a brain-vacation movie forthcoming, I took my comfy seat at Tralee Omniplex ready to marvel at the wonderful world of CGI effects, shriek at the horror of 70ft […]

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Daithí Ó Sé on a visit to Baile Mhuire Day Care Centre on Friday afternoon. Photo by Dermot Crean

ROSE FESTIVAL: A Busy Day Of Fun Around Town

August 17, 2018 at 5:22 pm Comments are Disabled

TraleeToday.ie’s coverage of the Rose of Tralee International Festival is brought to you by AIB Tralee FRIDAY saw big crowds in the town centre as the festival fun kicked off in earnest. The stalls were set up in the town centre — this year facing on to the shops on […]

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ROSE FESTIVAL: Family Entertainment Truly Kicks Off The Festival Today

ROSE FESTIVAL: Family Entertainment Truly Kicks Off The Festival Today

August 17, 2018 at 9:23 am Comments are Disabled

TraleeToday.ie’s coverage of the Rose of Tralee International Festival is brought to you by AIB Tralee WHILE the Roses have been here since Wednesday, for many the festival really kicks off today with the food stalls, street entertainment and Family Town in the Town Park in place for the next […]

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The crowds in The Mall on Saturday.

ROSE FESTIVAL: Six Things To See And Do Today

August 17, 2018 at 9:20 am Comments are Disabled

TraleeToday.ie’s coverage of the Rose of Tralee International Festival is brought to you by AIB Tralee The Festival is here and there’s a whole lot to do today. Here’s just a few suggestions… 1. Market research… A variety of food, arts and crafts stalls are in place from 9am to […]

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