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Kelsey Lang McCarthy, Deirdre Mahony, President Micheal D.Higgins, Patrick Brendan O’Neil,  Sabina Higgins and Donal O’Neill and Fr.Padraig O’Fiannachta at the Irish Premiere of The Uncountable Laughter of The Sea

Filmmaker Urges People To Bring Older Generation To Movie Which Celebrates Elderly

May 4, 2016 at 4:29 pm Comments are Disabled

A BALLYHEIGUE filmmaker is urging Kerry people to bring elderly relatives and neighbours to his feature-length movie which was shot in Kerry. Patrick Brendan O’Neill from Ballyheigue made ‘The Uncountable Laughter Of The Sea’, which has had its run extended in Tralee Omniplex. The film which celebrates the life of Fr. Padraig O’Fiannachta […]

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Movie Buffs To Test Their Knowledge At Kerry Film Festival Table Quiz

Movie Buffs To Test Their Knowledge At Kerry Film Festival Table Quiz

May 4, 2016 at 12:21 pm Comments are Disabled

SO you think you know your movies eh? If you know your Ridley from your Tony Scott, your De Niro from your De Laurentiis, then The Imperial Hotel is the place to be next Wednesday, May 11, for a table quiz run by the Kerry Film Festival to test your […]

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Michael Daly on 'Greenlawn Butterfly' takes flight at the Kingdom County Fair on Sunday. Photo by Dermot Crean

Amazing Family Entertainment At Kingdom County Fair This Sunday

May 4, 2016 at 10:44 am Comments are Disabled

THOUSANDS of people are set to make their way to Ballybeggan this Sunday for the 67th year of the Kingdom County Fair and it looks like it’s the spot to bring the kids judging by the line-up of entertainment. With over €40,000 in prizes and trophies there’s a lot to […]

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At the launch of the June Bank Holiday Race Meeting at Listowel Races were from left Shauna Lynch, Orlagh Winters (MC), Eilish Stack (Ladies Day Organiser), David Fitzmaurice (Chairman Listowel), Brenda Daly (Secretary Listowel) and John McGuire, Director, Listowel. The fashion highlight, Ladies Day on Sunday 5th of June, will be judged by TV celebrity and style icon Lorraine Keane and has a total prize fund valued at Û5,000, generously sponsored by the businesses and publicans of Listowel town. For more information on Listowel Races contact 068 21144 / 21172 or visit www.listowelraces.ie

Great Racing, Family Fun And €5,000 In Ladies Day Prizes In Listowel

May 3, 2016 at 7:49 pm Comments are Disabled

GREAT racing, family fun and stylish ladies will again be the to the fore at the upcoming Listowel Races June Bank Holiday Meeting on Sunday and Monday, June 5/6. As always, in addition to top quality National Hunt and Flat racing, the Listowel Race Committee have organized Children’s Entertainment on the […]

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Kerry Rose 2015 Julett Culloty (front centre) with most of the contestants for Kerry Rose 2016 at a get together in the Rose Hotel on Sunday. Photo by Will Nolan

PHOTOS: Kerry Rose 2016 Hopefuls Meet Up For First Time

May 3, 2016 at 3:39 pm Comments are Disabled

KERRY Rose hopefuls gathered at The Rose Hotel on Sunday for an information evening hosted by the Kerry Rose Centre. This was the Roses’ first meeting together to find out what’s in store for them over the next couple of weeks, ahead of the Kerry Rose Selection which takes place […]

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BOOM..Game On...Computer gamers, from all over Ireland and the UK will descend on Killarney for the first ever Insomnia Gaming Ireland festival. From June 10th to 13th, at the INEC, Killarney. The centre  will be transformed into a gamers’ paradise, featuring console and PC tournaments, appearances by YouTube stars, interactive stage shows, demos of the latest products and retail zones. The Minecraft Zone will be one of the biggest attractions at this event, Minecraft fans ready for batter for the launch were, Ellen McSweeney, Eoghan McSweeney, Feithleann Somers, Jennifer Rae, Arywnn O'Donoghue and Joe Scanlon.Photo:Valerie O'Sullivan/FREE PIC/NO REPRO FEE

Gamers To Flock To INEC For Major Festival Next Month

May 3, 2016 at 10:17 am Comments are Disabled

  COMPUTER gamers, young and old, from all over Ireland and the UK will descend on Killarney this June for the first ever Insomnia Gaming Ireland festival. From June 10 to 13, the INEC in Killarney will be transformed into a gamers’ paradise, featuring console and PC tournaments, appearances by YouTube […]

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Ardfert Singers To Raise Their Voices For Pieta House

Ardfert Singers To Raise Their Voices For Pieta House

May 2, 2016 at 10:40 am Comments are Disabled

A GROUP of singers from Ardfert will perform at a special concert next week for a great cause. With momentum building for the Darkness Into Light events in Tralee and around the county next Saturday morning, the ladies from the Ardfert group are doing their bit for Pieta House. Continued […]

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Coláiste Gleann Lí Hosts Art Exhibition Tonight

Coláiste Gleann Lí Hosts Art Exhibition Tonight

April 28, 2016 at 9:53 am Comments are Disabled

COLAISTE Gleann Lí will present its annual Art Exhibition in the college tonight (Thursday) from 7pm which will showcase magnificent work in areas such as painting and drawing, oil painting, watercolours, pastel, pencil and acrylics painting. Visitors can view over 100 exhibits ranging from landscape, still life, figurative pieces and portraits as well as […]

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Aoife Hammed, Karim Pilichik, Thomas McGuire and Jasmine Conway, Moyderwell National School performers of The Lion King. Photo by Gavin O'Connor.

PHOTOS: ‘The Lion King’ Is The Mane Attraction At Moyderwell As Pupils Begin Performances

April 27, 2016 at 4:22 pm Comments are Disabled

MOYDERWELL Mercy Primary School pupils began their performances of ‘The Lion King’ on Wednesday to great approval from audiences. There’s a cast of almost 300 students over the two days (Wednesday and Thursday) and the public can still catch performances on Thursday (11.30am and 7.30pm) at the school. The hour long musical, designed […]

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Helen Egan, Mairead Egan and Rob Carey at the 'Thursday Night Writers' group Open Mic night on Friday in The Abbey Inn. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Singers, Poets And Writers Enjoy Open Mic Night At The Abbey

April 26, 2016 at 3:56 pm Comments are Disabled

A LOCAL writers group held a special event in The Abbey Inn last night to encourage local singer/songwriters, poets and writers to take to the stage to air their work. The Thursday Night Writers Group started last summer and meet weekly upstairs at the Abbey from 7.30pm to 9.30pm. They […]

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Tickets For Extended Rose Festival Events Go On Sale Next Week

Tickets For Extended Rose Festival Events Go On Sale Next Week

April 26, 2016 at 9:42 am Comments are Disabled

TICKETS to the feast of entertainment at this year’s extended Rose of Tralee International Festival will go on sale from Tuesday, May 3. The longer event will feature more Rose and entertainment participants from all over the world and will attract more visitors to enjoy a week-long celebration in Tralee from […]

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John Hickey, Laoise Fallon Hickey, Sue Ellen Chester McCarthy (co-director of Anam), Saoirse McCarthy and James McCarthy at the premiere of 'Anam' as part of the Tocht Dance Festival at Siamsa Tire. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Spectacular Performance Of ‘Anam’ Wows Siamsa Audiences

April 23, 2016 at 10:39 am Comments are Disabled

HUNDREDS of people enjoyed a fantastic performance which brought together the skills of world-class step dancers in Siamsa Tire last night. Previewing as part of the Tocht Festival of Dance – which has been taking place in Siamsa since Thursday – Anam is an authentic and raw, percussive dance piece explores […]

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Students To Display A Century Of Style At Fashion Show In Ashe Hotel

Students To Display A Century Of Style At Fashion Show In Ashe Hotel

April 23, 2016 at 10:34 am Comments are Disabled

IT’S been quite a week for events related to the 1916 Rising centenary and it’s not over yet. This Sunday evening sees young people from schools all over the county put on an amazing fashion show where they will be modelling clothes from each decade from 1916 to 2016 at The Ashe Hotel. […]

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The INEC Has Already Named Its Star Attraction To Ring In 2017

The INEC Has Already Named Its Star Attraction To Ring In 2017

April 20, 2016 at 4:41 pm Comments are Disabled

IT may only be April, but the INEC in Killarney have already announced their main attraction for New Year’s Eve. It’s a man familiar with the county, having played a number of times in Tralee and Killarney, but Nathan Carter will still prove a big draw when he plays on […]

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Moyderwell Pupils Prepare To Stage Disney’s ‘The Lion King’

Moyderwell Pupils Prepare To Stage Disney’s ‘The Lion King’

April 20, 2016 at 2:49 pm Comments are Disabled

MOYDERWELL Mercy Primary School will come alive to the sounds of the jungle as they stage ‘The Lion King KIDS’ in the assembly hall. With a cast of almost 300 students it’s set to be a spectacular production on Wednesday, April 27 and Thursday, April 28 at 11.30am and 7.30pm each day. […]

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Gaelscoil Looks Forward To Presidential Visit To School On Thursday

Gaelscoil Looks Forward To Presidential Visit To School On Thursday

April 20, 2016 at 10:31 am Comments are Disabled

IT will be a very special day for one Tralee school on Thursday as they welcome  President Michael D Higgins through their doors. The President and his wife Sabina will honour Gaelscoil Mhic Easmainn with a visit as part of his duties in the continuing commemorations of the Easter Rising 1916. Gaelscoil Mhic Easmainn, […]

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Tralee Branch Of Irish Red Cross To Host ‘1916 Rising’ Themed Fundraiser

Tralee Branch Of Irish Red Cross To Host ‘1916 Rising’ Themed Fundraiser

April 14, 2016 at 3:04 pm Comments are Disabled

THE Tralee Branch of the Irish Red Cross will host a ‘1916 Irish Rising’ themed table quiz at Stokers Lodge, Tralee on Friday, April 29 at 8.30pm. The fundraiser is for money to go towards a building for the Tralee Branch of the Irish Red Cross. A table of four costs €20 and […]

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front: Pat O'Shea, Joan Trant, Helen O'Sullivan, Kay O'Connor. Back: Phil Leen, Paul O'Siullivan, Simon Quinn, Mena Cahill, Debbie O'Connor and Garda Irene Riordan. Photo by Gavin O'Connor.

Clubs From Lohercannon To Derrymore West Will Unite For Showcase Event

April 14, 2016 at 12:10 pm Comments are Disabled

IF you are interested in getting involved clubs from Lohercannon to Derrymore West, this could be the night for you. Curraheen Community Council will host an information evening on Tuesday, April 19th in Fels Point Hotel, from 7.30pm to 9pm. All local voluntary groups from Lohercannon to Derrymore West and surrounding areas will have […]

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The Free Radicals Proclaim Their New Play In Siamsa

The Free Radicals Proclaim Their New Play In Siamsa

April 14, 2016 at 10:16 am Comments are Disabled

THE Free Radicals Youth Theatre will host an evening of new plays titled, ‘Proclaimers’, which will take place at Siamsa Tire on Sunday, April 17, at 8pm with admission €10. The evening is the culmination of months of work undertaken by members of the youth theatre group culminating in this […]

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Out on the Gallop! The Kingdom Greyhound track in Tralee is the place to be on Saturday 23rd April at 7:45p.m. where Blennerville N.S. host’s a ‘Night at the Dogs’ to raise much needed funds to provide sports equipment and library facilities for the school.
Pictured from left are Gráinne O' Donnell, Conor Cronin, School Principal, Terry O' Sullivan with Dubai Diva, Emily Corridon and Darragh Cronin. Pic: Pauline Dennigan
For further info: Nora Corridan 087 785 7018

Blennerville Prepares To Go To The Dogs In Aid Of School

April 11, 2016 at 10:23 am Comments are Disabled

THE Kingdom Greyhound track in Tralee is the place to be on Saturday, April 23 at 7:45pm where Blennerville N.S. hosts a ‘Night at the Dogs’ to raise much needed funds to provide sports equipment and library facilities for the school. The night promises to be a wonderful social occasion with […]

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Siamsa Tire To Preview ‘Anam’ At Festival Of Dance This Month

Siamsa Tire To Preview ‘Anam’ At Festival Of Dance This Month

April 8, 2016 at 3:59 pm Comments are Disabled

SIAMSA Tire will host previews of Anam, a dance piece that will feature two Kerry natives, as part of its Tocht Festival of Dance on April 22 and April 23 before its official launch at the Dublin Dance Festival at the end of May. Co-commissioned by Dublin Dance Festival and Siamsa […]

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Tenacity Kids To Step Into The ‘Limelight’ In Siamsa Show

Tenacity Kids To Step Into The ‘Limelight’ In Siamsa Show

April 7, 2016 at 2:29 pm 1 comment

THE Tenacity School of Performing Arts has been performing fantastic shows in Siamsa Tire for 20 years now and that high standard is set to be maintained this Sunday and Monday. A phenomenal amount of work has gone into this year’s show from the school which is based in Moyderwell and the fruits […]

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Emily Keohane pictured in 2016.

Ballyseedy Centre Gets Set For Family Fun Weekend For Down Syndrome Kerry

April 5, 2016 at 3:05 pm Comments are Disabled

BALLYSEEDY Home and Gardens has been very busy lately as they get set to hold their annual Family Fun Weekend in aid of Down Syndrome Kerry, taking place on April 16 and 17. The weekend will kick start on Saturday as cyclists from the Tour de Munster will head off […]

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80s Night To Help Out Vital Service In Tralee

80s Night To Help Out Vital Service In Tralee

March 31, 2016 at 4:29 pm Comments are Disabled

IF you feel like putting on some leg warmers and making your hair look odd on Friday night, then The Barge pub is the place to be. The bar, adjacent to Hennessy’s ,on Castle Street will be hosting an 80s night in aid of the Tralee Community First Responders. The vital service is […]

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Foodies To Flock To Frank’s ‘Taste For Africa’ Charity Night At The Tankard

Foodies To Flock To Frank’s ‘Taste For Africa’ Charity Night At The Tankard

March 29, 2016 at 12:55 pm Comments are Disabled

A FOODIE’S paradise awaits in The Tankard next week at special fundraiser for three charities. ‘Taste For Africa’ will feature cookery demonstration chef, Frank Moynihan, who has invited 10 local producers, largely from Fenit and surrounding area, to present a dish of their choice on the night. It’s not a sit […]

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Breda Murphy with Aoife Martin and Gillian Martin holding Kate Martin and Maeve Murphy at the 'Fun At The Playdium' event as part of the Tír na nÓg Children's Festival on Friday. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: ‘Fun At The Playdium’ For Children’s Festival

March 26, 2016 at 10:34 am 1 comment

THE Tir na nOg Children’s Festival is proving a hit year after year and one event was a sellout success on Good Friday. The ‘Fun At The Playdium’ morning saw 90 children converge on the Manor East facility for face painting, a mini easter hunt and a raffle for the parents. The […]

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And they're off at the Meadowlands Hotel Kids Fun Run at the Town Park on Saturday afternoon as part of the Tír Na nÓg Festival. Photo by Dermot Crean

Four Great Things To Do With The Kids During The Tír Na nÓg Festival

March 25, 2016 at 11:40 am Comments are Disabled

The weekend is upon us once again and it’s a special one if you’re a little person. Besides the prospect of Easter eggs, the Tír na nÓg family festival is in full swing and there’s plenty to do over the next few days… EASTER SATURAY 1. Caball Toymaster on Bridge […]

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Launching the Na Gaeil Bingo for Seachtain na Gaeilge were, from left: Niamh Burke, Helen O'Brien, Mary Ellen O'Connor, Linda O'Brien, Sorcha Ui Shuilleabhain, Maeve Moran, Jossie Dalton and Cait Ui Luannaigh. Photo by Gavin O'Connor.

Na Gaeil To Host Bilingual Bingo For Seachtain na Gaeilge

February 24, 2016 at 2:54 pm Comments are Disabled

NA GAEIL Bingo and Gaelcholáiste Chiarraí will join forces for a bilingual night of bingo during Seachtain Na Gaeilge as a fundraiser for the school. On Friday, March 4 beginning at 7:30pm at the clubhouse in Killeen, Na Gaeil Bingo will break from the norm for Seachtain Na Gaeilge, by calling out […]

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At the launch of 'Faces of Fenit' launch in the Kerry County Library were, from left: Liam, Billy and Jane Doyle. Photo by Gavin O'Connor.

PHOTOS: ‘Faces Of Fenit’ Officially Opened At Tralee Library

February 24, 2016 at 12:54 pm 1 comment

THE ‘The Faces of Fenit’ exhibition was officially opened by County Librarian, Tommy O’Connor at Tralee Library on Tuesday evening and is a must for anyone with an interest in the locality. This is the second opportunity to catch the photographs on display, after Fenit Hall recently held a display of […]

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Seven Ladies Up For Kerry Fashion Designer Of The Year Award

Seven Ladies Up For Kerry Fashion Designer Of The Year Award

February 20, 2016 at 10:55 am Comments are Disabled

THE cream of Kerry’s fashion talent will vie for awards during Kerry Fashion Week as the awards finalists have just been announced. Also, in an exclusive for the event, Paul Galvin will be launching his new SS16 Collection at the KFW Fashion Industry Awards Show in the Europe Hotel & Resort […]

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