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Athletes making their way up Strickeen Mountain, competing in the Helly Hensen Killarney Adventure Race, where over 1100 athletes competed in the gruelling multi-activity race with stages including, mountain runs on Strickeen Mountain, Mangerton and Torc Mountains, cycling through the Gap of Dunloe, Black Valley, Molls Gap, kayaking on Muckross Lake and cycling though the oakwoods of Muckross Peninsula, finally finishing at Muckross House Killarney.Photo:Valerie O'Sullivan/NO REPRO FEE/issued 07-10-2012©

The Fifth Annual Killarney Adventure Race Promises To Be Something Special

August 27, 2015 at 8:15 am Comments are Disabled

KILLARNEY is gearing up for one of the biggest events of the year when it hosts the Killarney Adventure Race on Saturday, October 3. The massively popular sporting event, now in its 5th year, is expected to attract over 2,500 adventurers to the area for a day that was voted the […]

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Reports Suggest Skellig Michael To Be Closing Shot In Star Wars Movie

Reports Suggest Skellig Michael To Be Closing Shot In Star Wars Movie

August 25, 2015 at 4:48 pm Comments are Disabled

  THERE are reports in the media today that suggest that filming for Star Wars Episode 8 is set to take place on Skellig Michael in September and that the location could play a big part in the overall Star Wars story. The team over at ‘themoviebit.com’ in their article […]

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IT Tralee Lecturer’s Film On Irish Nagasaki Bomb Survivor To Screen In Omniplex

IT Tralee Lecturer’s Film On Irish Nagasaki Bomb Survivor To Screen In Omniplex

August 25, 2015 at 3:26 pm Comments are Disabled

  AN IT Tralee lecturer whose documentary about an Irish doctor who survived the bombing in Nagasaki is gaining rave reviews in Cork and Dublin, will see his film open in Tralee Omniplex this Friday, August 28 (see previous story here). Bob Jackson, a lecturer in the college since 2006 who […]

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Another Spielberg Classic For The Town Park Next Weekend

Another Spielberg Classic For The Town Park Next Weekend

August 22, 2015 at 2:10 pm Comments are Disabled

WHILE a few readers may have seen lights moving quickly in the sky and little green men in the town park over the years, it was probably down to a that third flagon of cider or smoking a bit too much when you were a teenager. However, next Friday the park will see the return of the […]

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Tralee’s Eric Roche To Be Remembered By World Class Guitarists

Tralee’s Eric Roche To Be Remembered By World Class Guitarists

August 22, 2015 at 1:53 pm Comments are Disabled

AN incredible local guitarist will be remembered and honoured next weekend when the Eric Roche Acoustic Sessions takes place on August 29. The event is being held in memory of the tenth anniversary of his Eric’s passing. He was regarded as one of the best fingerstyle and most influential guitarists in […]

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Top Designers To Showcase At Charity Fashion Show

Top Designers To Showcase At Charity Fashion Show

August 21, 2015 at 3:20 pm Comments are Disabled

THERE are only two weeks to go to the ‘Fashion Soirée at Manor West Hotel’ Tralee, on Friday September 4. It promises to be an amazing night of fashion as organisers have confirmed that, as well as featuring the latest style in Ladies Day fashion and new looks for Autumn / Winter 2015, the […]

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Kodaline Announce December Concert In The INEC

Kodaline Announce December Concert In The INEC

August 20, 2015 at 3:23 pm Comments are Disabled

KODALINE have announced the details for an end of year concert in the INEC Killarney this coming winter which is guaranteed to draw a massive crowd for the hit Irish band. The concert will take place on Thursday December 10 with tickets for the event set to go on sale […]

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The Five Stages Of Emotion You’ll Experience When Taking On The Scariest Bazaar Rides

The Five Stages Of Emotion You’ll Experience When Taking On The Scariest Bazaar Rides

August 14, 2015 at 11:14 am Comments are Disabled

You’re looking forward to taking on the scariest rides at Birds Amusements. Well sort of…a bit anyway…eh, no actually you aren’t. Here’s the range of emotions you go through… 1. Arrogant bravado From the safety of your house, you’ll bravely tell your friends about how you’re going to go on absolutely […]

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Conor Foley and Teresa Ferris along with the other competitors of the Blue Collar Boxing Night for Recovery Haven. Photo by Gavin O'Connor.

Charity Event Set To Pull No Punches In Aid Of The Kerry Cancer Support Group

August 13, 2015 at 10:25 am Comments are Disabled

  THE Festival Dome will be warming for the Rose Ball as hosts ‘The White Collar Boxing’ event in aid of the Kerry Cancer Support Group tonight (Thursday) at 7.45pm. There is still a chance for you to get tickets for this exciting event with prices set at around the €20 mark and available […]

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Get Ready To Zumba In The Dome In Aid Of Inspired Group

Get Ready To Zumba In The Dome In Aid Of Inspired Group

August 11, 2015 at 11:18 am Comments are Disabled

A ZUMBATHON is all set to be held this coming Saturday during the Rose of Tralee with all funds raised from the event going straight towards helping out the local ‘Inspired’ group who do great work within the community. The event will be held in the Dome on August 15 from 3-5pm […]

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Rizwan Khan, Chairman and CEO of The Kerry Islamic Outreach Centre. Photo by Gavin O'Connor.

Kerry Islamic Outreach Society To Hold Annual Cultural Exhibition

August 8, 2015 at 10:56 am Comments are Disabled

THE Kerry Islamic Outreach Society are currently gearing up to host their ‘Third Annual Islamic Cultural Exhibition’ here in town which will be held on August 22  at the Brandon hotel. The exhibition will from 11am till 5pm on the day and will feature a whole host of both entertainment and […]

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At The Movies: Pixar Have Done It Again With ‘Inside Out’

At The Movies: Pixar Have Done It Again With ‘Inside Out’

August 1, 2015 at 10:39 am Comments are Disabled

  At The Movies ‘Inside Out’ Review by Fergus Dennehy PIXAR’S new film ‘Inside Out’ is an absolute masterclass of a film and is without a doubt, one of the most clever and funniest films that you will see this year. Coming from the minds that brought us ‘Up’, ‘Monsters […]

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Banna Road Race All Set To Take Off This Sunday

Banna Road Race All Set To Take Off This Sunday

July 31, 2015 at 11:00 am Comments are Disabled

THE Banna 10k and 5k road races are all set to make their return for what will be their fifth year this coming weekend as runners put the final touches on what should be an enjoyable day out. With 400 runners taking part in last year’s event, it is hoped […]

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Folk-Rock Star Newton Faulkner To Give Acoustic Session In Tralee

Folk-Rock Star Newton Faulkner To Give Acoustic Session In Tralee

July 31, 2015 at 10:52 am Comments are Disabled

A NEW acoustic guitar finger style session is to be held in town next month with Newton Faulkner, who has had two UK No.1 albums in the last ten years, scheduled to give a performance and workshop on their styles. The Eric Roche Acoustic Guitar Sessions, named in memory of the late, […]

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Kendall Jenner’s Make Up Artist To Give A Masterclass In CH Chemists

Kendall Jenner’s Make Up Artist To Give A Masterclass In CH Chemists

July 28, 2015 at 4:18 pm Comments are Disabled

CH CHEMISTS have  announced that they will be welcoming Kendall Jenner’s very own Estee Lauder Global Makeup Artist, Alan Pan, to their store on the evening of Thursday, September 24. The internationally renowned make-up artist to the stars will be holding a very exclusive make-up masterclass session on the night where […]

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House Restaurant To Host Coffee Morning In Aid Of Down Syndrome Kerry Shop

House Restaurant To Host Coffee Morning In Aid Of Down Syndrome Kerry Shop

July 27, 2015 at 4:31 pm Comments are Disabled

  THE ‘House’ restaurant is getting all set to hold its coffee morning on Tuesday July 28 from which all takings from those hours will be going towards helping out the newly opened ‘321 Down Syndrome Kerry Shop’. The event is sure to be a relaxed one and will be […]

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Ginger Goes For Gold In ‘Nose Of Tralee’ Competition

Ginger Goes For Gold In ‘Nose Of Tralee’ Competition

July 27, 2015 at 11:08 am Comments are Disabled

THE hopes of the county in this year’s ‘Nose of Tralee 2015’ competition are pinned on a little dog called Ginger from Tralee. Stacey Wallace’s dog is this year’s Kerry finalist in the second year of the national competition which will see dogs from the 32 counties taking part. Stacey is […]

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A Vintage Weekend In Prospect In Abbeydorney

July 27, 2015 at 11:00 am Comments are Disabled

MICHAEL Healy Rae officially launched details of the Abbeydorney Vintage Weekend last Thursday evening at Abbeydorney GAA Grounds. This year’s two day event, on August 8-9, kicks off with registration at 5pm on the Saturday, for the Vintage and Classic Car and Tractor Run. All vehicles will set off from the […]

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Fantastic Family Day Out In Blennerville This Sunday

Fantastic Family Day Out In Blennerville This Sunday

July 25, 2015 at 8:26 am Comments are Disabled

  THE Kerry Pony Society is getting all set to hold its annual show when families gather for a whole host of activities in Blennerville this Sunday, July 26. The day will be officially launched at 1.30pm on Sunday by the Mayor of Kerry, Cllr Pat McCarthy, but the action gets underway much […]

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A Chinese Cultural Festival Will Take Place In Tralee This Weekend

A Chinese Cultural Festival Will Take Place In Tralee This Weekend

July 24, 2015 at 3:01 pm Comments are Disabled

  THE people of Tralee will  get the chance to sample a taste of the Chinese way of life this weekend as the Chinese Cultural Festival gets underway this Saturday July 25. The festival will be officially launched by the Vice Governor of the Zhejiang Province on Saturday,  who will […]

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CH Chemists To Welcome Benefit Experts For A Masterclass This Friday

CH Chemists To Welcome Benefit Experts For A Masterclass This Friday

July 21, 2015 at 10:20 am Comments are Disabled

CH CHEMISTS are gearing up to hold a very special event this coming week where they will be welcoming two internationally renowned make-up and skin care artists on the night of Friday, July 24. The evening is all set to kick off at 7pm with a wine reception before the real […]

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Countdown Is On For ‘54321 Challenge’ To Raise Funds For Kerry Cancer Support Group

Countdown Is On For ‘54321 Challenge’ To Raise Funds For Kerry Cancer Support Group

July 18, 2015 at 10:28 am Comments are Disabled

  AN amazing endurance challenge is being held in September to raise much needed funds for the ‘Kerry Cancer Support Group’ and they need your help. The ‘54321’ Challenge is about teams of five people, over four days doing three cycles and hiking two mountains for this one cause. The arduous challenge […]

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KY Comedy Alternative To Bring Laughs To The Abbey Tonight

KY Comedy Alternative To Bring Laughs To The Abbey Tonight

July 16, 2015 at 10:47 am Comments are Disabled

SEAMUS Kelly brings his KY Comedy Alternative to the Abbey Inn tonight where hopeful comedians will be taking to the stage in an effort to impress the judges and audience, who now can vote for their favourite act. The event is all set to kick off at 9pm tonight with […]

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PHOTOS: Paddy Mac’s New Bar Begins To Take Shape

PHOTOS: Paddy Mac’s New Bar Begins To Take Shape

July 15, 2015 at 3:16 pm Comments are Disabled

THE lads at Paddy Mac’s on The Mall have posted up a couple of photos as their new bar around the corner takes shape. The bar, which has yet to be given a name, is situated at the old Baily’s Corner on Ashe Street and it’s expected to be open within […]

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Chamber Cooking Up A Great Programme For Tralee Food Festival This September

Chamber Cooking Up A Great Programme For Tralee Food Festival This September

July 15, 2015 at 2:42 pm Comments are Disabled

WITH the huge success of the Dingle Food Festival and the Listowel Food Fair over the past number of years, it only makes sense that Tralee should have its own cuisine celebration. Well Tralee Chamber Alliance is in the process of organising the town’s first food festival with the aim of showcasing the town […]

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Members of the Born To Run club who decided to run the Rose Of Tralee 10k dressed as Roses and Escorts at Denny Street on Sunday. Photo by Dermot Crean

VIDEO: Don’t Forget To Sign Up For The Rose Of Tralee 10km Run

July 15, 2015 at 12:43 pm Comments are Disabled

THE countdown to the ‘Rose of Tralee International Festival’ has well and truly started with less than a month to go until it all kicks off. With the festival comes a whole host of different activities that will take place throughout the week, including the ‘Rose of Tralee 10km’ run which has quickly […]

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Racecourse To Host The Kerry Motor Club Rally Sprint This Weekend

Racecourse To Host The Kerry Motor Club Rally Sprint This Weekend

July 13, 2015 at 12:46 pm Comments are Disabled

TRALEE Racecourse is fast becoming a thriving hub for a different style of racing as it prepares to host the ‘Kerry Motor Club Rally Sprint’ on Saturday July 18. Gates will be opening at 10.30am on the day and with public admission only €5 and children free in, it’s certainly not […]

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Irish Stars Come Down For Summer Cabaret Season In The Gleneagle

Irish Stars Come Down For Summer Cabaret Season In The Gleneagle

July 11, 2015 at 10:04 am Comments are Disabled

THE famous Gleneagle Summer Cabaret returns this July and August and this year as always features the best of Irish entertainment. Every night from July through August the legendary Gleneagle Hotel Ballroom is occupied by a stalwart of the Irish entertainment industry. Brendan Shine returns every Tuesday night to help […]

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Four Things To Get Up To For The Weekend

Four Things To Get Up To For The Weekend

July 10, 2015 at 10:05 am Comments are Disabled

  It’s the calm before the storm of the replay next weekend, but there’s still a whole host of things in town or just a short drive away for you to enjoy over the next few days… FRIDAY 1. A Braxton in Causeway: A star of one of the longest running soaps on […]

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Launching the 'Walk For Autism' in aid of St Ita's and St Joseph's School, were from left: Anne O'Keeffe, Joan O'Keefe and Ellen O'Rahilly. Photo by Gavin O'Connor.

Large Crowds Hoped For At Walk 4 Autism This Sunday

July 9, 2015 at 1:57 pm Comments are Disabled

THE ‘Walk 4 Autism’ (see previous story here) is gearing up to take place this weekend and it’s hoped a large crowd will take part in the fundraising event at John Mitchels GAA grounds on Sunday, July 12 at 1pm. Joan O’Keeffe, the organiser behind the walk is hoping that the the 5km walk/run […]

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