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Check Your Child’s Car Seat In Town Next Week

Check Your Child’s Car Seat In Town Next Week

October 22, 2016 at 9:41 am Comments are Disabled

PARENTS in Kerry are being urged to have their child’s car seat checked when the RSA ‘Check It Fits’ service visits four locations in the county next week. Research from the Road Safety Authority (RSA) indicates that as many as 4 out of 5 child car seats are incorrectly fitted. Continued […]

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Great Night Of Fashion And Fun Coming To Benners

Great Night Of Fashion And Fun Coming To Benners

October 22, 2016 at 9:27 am Comments are Disabled

AN evening of fashion, fun and awareness will take place this coming Thursday in Benners Hotel, Tralee, for a great cause. The event, “Think Pink, Think Positive”, in aid of Breast Cancer Research is an evening for ladies, by ladies with some inspiration. Guest speakers on the night include Maria Walsh and Daily […]

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Acclaimed Folk Figure To Play Tralee Venue Next Weekend

Acclaimed Folk Figure To Play Tralee Venue Next Weekend

October 22, 2016 at 9:24 am Comments are Disabled

FANS of folk music are in for a special treat when a prominent figure from the scene back in the early 1970s comes to the Tralee stage. Leo O’Kelly was a member of the Irish folk duo Tír na nÓg with Sonny Condell, who, with Pentangle and Nick Drake, were considered the forebears of […]

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Launch night for Strictly Come Dancing hosted by Kerry Down Syndrome, held in The Brehon Hotel, Killarney, Saturday 14th October 2016.

PHOTOS: Down Syndrome Kerry Launches ‘Strictly Come Dancing’ Night

October 17, 2016 at 11:25 am Comments are Disabled

DOWN Syndrome Kerry will be dancing its way onto the INEC stage for what’s going to be a great night of craic at ‘Strictly Come Dancing’ on Friday, December 2 Over the next two months, 24 dancers – including Kerry footballer Aidan O’Mahony, Kerry Rose Danielle O’Sullivan journalist Aidan O’Connor, Sean Taaffe […]

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The contestants in the St Brendan's Hurling Club 'Strictly Come Dancing' with MC for the event, Murt Murphy, at the launch of the event at The Abbey Tavern Ardfert on Friday night. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Meet The Contestants In The St Brendan’s Hurling Club ‘Strictly’ Event

October 16, 2016 at 11:17 am Comments are Disabled

THE dancers in the upcoming St Brendan’s Hurling Club ‘Strictly Come Dancing’ event were officially revealed on Friday night (see the pairings photos below). Murt Murphy, who will be MC on the night, introduced the lads and ladies to a good turnout of locals in The Abbey Tavern in Ardfert and […]

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Tralee Man To Sing In Productions At Wexford Opera Festival

Tralee Man To Sing In Productions At Wexford Opera Festival

October 15, 2016 at 10:40 am Comments are Disabled

A BARITONE from Tralee is set to perform as part of the world renowned Wexford Festival Opera this month. Cormac Lawlor from Tralee will perform with the chorus in two of the main stage operas, ‘Herculanum’ and ‘Vanessa’. The 65th Wexford Festival Opera will take place over 12 days from October 26 to  November 6. This […]

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Kerry Duo To Premiere Film Tackling Domestic Abuse Issue

Kerry Duo To Premiere Film Tackling Domestic Abuse Issue

October 15, 2016 at 10:39 am Comments are Disabled

TWO Kerry filmmakers are highlighting the effects of domestic abuse in a new short film to be premiered next week at the Kerry Film Festival. The work of writer and director, Mark Riordan from Killorglin and producer Aaron O’Neill from Cromane, ‘The Black’ focuses on how domestic abuse could affect […]

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Deirdre Enright of the Craft Makers Centre with artist Roisin McGuigan whose exhibition of new work, 'Unearthing Place' opened at the Ashe Street centre on Thursday evening. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Art Lovers Support New Exhibition Of Work In Craft Makers

October 14, 2016 at 5:29 pm Comments are Disabled

THERE was a good turnout for the opening of an exhibition of new work by a local artist last night. ‘Unearthing Place’, by Roisín McGuigan opened at the Craft Makers centre on Ashe Street and will run upstairs at the premises until November 12. Friends and fellow artists enjoyed wine and […]

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Six Things To Do In Tralee And Beyond This Weekend

Six Things To Do In Tralee And Beyond This Weekend

October 14, 2016 at 11:06 am Comments are Disabled

Another weekend brings much to see and do around town and beyond. Here’s a few suggestions for getting out and about… Saturday 1. Open days at colleges… If you’re a parent of a child about to leave primary school, then there are open days going on in two schools this weekend. […]

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Local Man’s Band To Launch New CD At Siamsa Concert

Local Man’s Band To Launch New CD At Siamsa Concert

October 14, 2016 at 10:20 am Comments are Disabled

A LOCAL man will launch his band’s new album at a concert in Siamsa Tire next week. New Road, featuring uilleann piper Leonard Barry (originally from Kilmoyley but whose father Richard hails from Rock Street), have a unique blend of uilleann pipes, fiddle, harmonica, concertina, 5-string banjo, guitar, mandolin, jaw harp and bodhrán. […]

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Emotional And Inspiring Play At Siamsa Tire To Benefit Kerry Hospice

Emotional And Inspiring Play At Siamsa Tire To Benefit Kerry Hospice

October 13, 2016 at 9:42 am Comments are Disabled

AN inspiring and emotional one-woman play is coming to Siamsa Tire next week and the local hospice foundation is set to benefit. Best-selling Irish-American author, Mary Lou Quinlan, is bringing the hit play, ‘God Box: A Daughter’s Story’ which is based on her powerful New York Times bestselling memoir of the same name, to the Tralee […]

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Circus Festival To Provide Top Entertainment In Tralee Next Month

Circus Festival To Provide Top Entertainment In Tralee Next Month

October 10, 2016 at 9:51 am Comments are Disabled

THE 15th annual National Circus Festival will get underway in Tralee from Thursday to Sunday, November 10-13. The cream of Irish and international contemporary circus entertainers – such as Silver Lining and Jackson Lane who will present the Irish premiere of Throwback, a fast-paced, feel-good explosion of physical skill and fun – will come to Tralee […]

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The Rose of Tralee 2016, Maggie McEldowney. Photo by Gavin O'Connor.

The Rose Of Tralee Will Battle With Ray Darcy Tonight

October 8, 2016 at 11:33 am Comments are Disabled

IF you’re at home tonight, then you might want to catch our new Rose on the TV. Chicago’s Maggie McEldowney is back in the country and will appear on the Ray Darcy Show tonight in a Lip Sync Battle with the host in aid of the Marie Keating Foundation’s Fake […]

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Launching the Interfirm Soccer Tournament were, from left: Simon McCarthy, Martin Dennehy, James Sugrue, Eamon Fitzmaurice, TC Counihan, Eoin Kelliher, Pa Daly, Anthony Moriarty and Carl Keohane. In front: Fionn Ó Dálaigh and Darragh Moriarty. Photo by Gavin O'Connor.

Five Things To Do Around Tralee And Beyond This Weekend

October 7, 2016 at 1:50 pm Comments are Disabled

It’s a relatively quiet weekend about town, but there’s still a few things in town and beyond you can get up to… Friday 1. Take in a great play… The Pillowman by Martin McDonagh (of In Bruges & Seven Psychopaths fame) started its nationwide tour in Siamsa Tíre last night and […]

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Fashion Show In Aid Of Local Cancer Charity At The Ashe Hotel

Fashion Show In Aid Of Local Cancer Charity At The Ashe Hotel

October 6, 2016 at 12:07 pm Comments are Disabled

THERE will be a night of fashion and fun on Wednesday, October 12, in The Ashe Hotel in aid of Recovery Haven. Fashion will come from Effigy and Weardrobe and there will be cocktails on arrival along with goodie bags for all. “Everyone is giving their service for free and […]

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SPONSORED: Brendan Grace Brings His Show To The Rose Hotel

SPONSORED: Brendan Grace Brings His Show To The Rose Hotel

October 5, 2016 at 4:47 pm Comments are Disabled

THAT legend of Irish comedy, Brendan Grace, is coming back to Tralee to perform in The Rose Hotel. It’s not long since he visited these parts, as during July he unveiled a plaque to the late harvey Nedeen Kelliher out in Blennerville to delight of locals. His new show, ‘It’s A Funny […]

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A still from CON

WATCH: New Independent Film Shot In Tralee To Screen At Siamsa

October 5, 2016 at 3:23 pm Comments are Disabled

THE first trailer of a feature film ‘CON’ which, shot and conceived in Tralee, has been released to the public. CON was written, directed and produced by Tralee filmmaker, Bertie Brosnan and judging by this sneak peak, it’s looking pretty interesting. The independent feature length film, follows fictional filmmaker and actor, […]

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Tommy Tiernan Comes To Kerry Again…To Tour A Hotel!

Tommy Tiernan Comes To Kerry Again…To Tour A Hotel!

October 3, 2016 at 12:14 pm Comments are Disabled

TOMMY Tiernan is coming to Kerry in December for three gigs…in the one hotel. The Gleneagle Hotel in Killarney will host the comedian where he’ll perform in the Ballroom, the INEC and the INEC Acoustic Club on three consecutive nights Friday, December 16, Saturday 17th and Sunday 18th. According to […]

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Enable Ireland’s Sean Scally (back fourth from left) and Catherine Healy (front third from left) with choreographer Jackie O’Mahony (back, second left) and contestants.

Six Things To Do Around Tralee This Weekend

September 30, 2016 at 10:47 am Comments are Disabled

It’s a busy weekend for sport, family fun and entertaining fundraisers this weekend. Here’s a few things to get up to… Friday 1. A minor celebration… Na Gaeil GAA’s clubhouse in Killeen is the place to be tonight as their Kerry minors bring the cup to the club. It will […]

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There’ll Be A Distinctly Kerry Feel To The Late Late Show Tonight

There’ll Be A Distinctly Kerry Feel To The Late Late Show Tonight

September 30, 2016 at 10:34 am Comments are Disabled

SURE they might as well bring it down to Kenmare altogether. Friday night is Late Late Show night and he’ll give Graham Norton a run for his money among Kerry viewers as the county will be well represented in the Montrose studio. Apart from True Blood star Alexander Skarsgård, former […]

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At the launch of the 'Recovery Haven Family Gameshow' were Patricia Glavin (Glavin Family). Philomena Stack (Recovery Haven), Lana McDonagh, Terry and Mark O'Brien (O'Brien Family) Eileen Comerford (Recovery Haven) and Deirdre Power (Glaven Family). Photo by Gavin O'Connor.

Families Are Game For Fundraiser At Ballyroe

September 30, 2016 at 9:50 am Comments are Disabled

NINE families will do battle against each other for a great cause tonight (Friday) at the Recovery Haven Kerry Family Gameshow. Taking place at the Ballyroe Heights Hotel, the game, compered by Andrew Morrissey of Radio Kerry, will comprise of two rounds with five questions in each round. General knowledge questions in the vein of […]

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Kerry Film Festival Launches Programme For October Event

Kerry Film Festival Launches Programme For October Event

September 29, 2016 at 3:35 pm Comments are Disabled

THE Kerry Film Festival (KFF) has just announced its programme for the upcoming festival from October 19-23 which promises a wealth of film treats for film fans and film professionals alike. Details of the 17th edition of the festival were launched at the cinema in Killarney on Wednesday night followed by drinks in Scott’s […]

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SPONSORED: Craft Makers Hosting Number Of Courses And Workshops Next Month

SPONSORED: Craft Makers Hosting Number Of Courses And Workshops Next Month

September 28, 2016 at 1:03 pm Comments are Disabled

A NUMBER of workshops are due to commence at the Craft Makers Centre on Ashe Street next month. Leaving Certificate Syllabus Course in Art with teacher, artist and designer Rebekah Wall will take place on Tuesday evenings from  October 11 2016 to April 11 2017. It’s €840 per person for the year including all materials, books […]

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Irish TV To Air Rose Of Tralee Festival Documentary On Thursday

Irish TV To Air Rose Of Tralee Festival Documentary On Thursday

September 26, 2016 at 3:41 pm Comments are Disabled

A SPECIAL 90-minute documentary providing a unique behind-the-scenes account of the work that goes in to transforming the town into the week-long annual global festival that is now the Rose of Tralee will air on Irish TV this week. This observational documentary features behind the scenes footage and what it is like to […]

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Pieta House To Benefit From Book To Be Launched At Meadowlands Hotel

Pieta House To Benefit From Book To Be Launched At Meadowlands Hotel

September 23, 2016 at 12:25 pm Comments are Disabled

ELMA Walsh of the Donal Walsh Livelife Foundation will launch a fundraising book for Pieta House at the Meadowlands Hotel this Saturday evening. ‘Pedal The Planet’, a book detailing the extraordinary and inspirational story of how Breifne Earley stepped back from the brink of suicide, redesigned his life and became […]

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Eat, Drink And Be Merry…The Food Festival Is Here!

September 23, 2016 at 12:05 pm Comments are Disabled

Food glorious food! The second Tralee Food Festival is here again and we’re feeling peckish. Let’s see where the grub’s up… 1. The opening night… Friday evening sees the event kick-off with a Guinness, Jazz and Seafood Banquet with Spa Seafoods at Kirby’s Brogue Inn at the bottom of the Rock (Street), […]

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CBS The Green teachers, Karen Tobin and Helen Kelliher with First Year students Hugh Murray, Dean Farrell, Michael Lesniak, Jesse Duggan and Tommy Burns, get set for the upcoming CBS 5k Family Fun Run. Photo by Dermot Crean

Six Things To Do In Town Over The Weekend

September 23, 2016 at 11:15 am Comments are Disabled

The excellent Tralee Food Festival isn’t the only event on in town this weekend. There’s fun runs, book launches, music and a bit of a hurling match going on… Friday 1. One for history buffs… Those with an interest in history may want to head over to Ballygarry House Hotel […]

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Tralee Rock, Blues And Motorcycle Festival Launch This Friday

Tralee Rock, Blues And Motorcycle Festival Launch This Friday

September 22, 2016 at 4:23 pm Comments are Disabled

THE third annual Tralee Rock, Blues & Motorcycle Festival will be launched at the Meadowlands Hotel this Friday night. Organised by the Gin Palace Bar Stewards Motorcycle Club, this chilled out night of blues will be a warm-up to the main event, which takes place from November 11-13 in the hotel. Entry to the […]

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Two Super Sundays Coming Up In Blennerville Village

Two Super Sundays Coming Up In Blennerville Village

September 20, 2016 at 11:39 am Comments are Disabled

IT’S set to be busy couple of Sundays ahead in Blennerville, where families are invited for two great days out. This Sunday sees the Tony O’Donoghue Memorial Walk take place from St Pat’s GAA Club at 11.30am. All proceeds of the walk will go to the Palliative Care Unit /Kerry Hospice which […]

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‘Peanut’ The Tralee Terrier To Feature On RTE One This Week

‘Peanut’ The Tralee Terrier To Feature On RTE One This Week

September 18, 2016 at 10:02 am Comments are Disabled

A NEW series on RTE One called ‘The Pet Surgeon’ will feature a little dog from Tralee this Tuesday. Filmed at Gilabbey Veterinary Hospital in Cork, the third episode features a gorgeous little dog called Peanut who lives between his mammy Karen O’Connor, her brother Shane O’Connor and their dad Sean O’Connor in […]

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