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Some of the cast of 'Hairspray', Padraig Harrington, Sorcha Ringland and Lorcan Ryan  at rehearsals in Mercy Mounthawk last week. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Mounthawk Students Rehearsing For Latest Production

January 11, 2020 at 11:33 am Comments are Disabled

MERCY Mounthawk students have been working hard over the past few months rehearsing for their latest stage production, with some even coming in the morning after their school debs. With a cast of about 140, taking in students from all years, they will bring the much-loved musical ‘Hairspray’ to the […]

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History Of Faction Fighting In Kerry Explored In New Book

History Of Faction Fighting In Kerry Explored In New Book

January 11, 2020 at 11:30 am Comments are Disabled

THE brutal history of faction fighting in Kerry is explored in a new book to be launched next week. ‘Days Of The Blackthorn – Faction Fighters Of Kerry’ by Sean Moraghan, details some grim encounters in all parts of the county, including the Battle of Ballyeagh near Ballybunion in 1834, between […]

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The Gentlemen

Finnegan On Film: Guy Ritchie Back On Familiar But Fun Ground With ‘The Gentlemen’

January 11, 2020 at 10:29 am Comments are Disabled

Our movie guy, James Finnegan, says Guy Ritchie’s return to the cockney gangster genre is great fun with the cast really enjoying themselves… “The Gentlemen” is Guy Rtchie’s welcome return to the “Manor” of his signature sub genre of Cheeky Crafty Cockney Gangster after Hollywood blockbusters Aladdin (big box office) […]

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Bands To Rock Benners In Aid Of Tralee Native Siobhain

Bands To Rock Benners In Aid Of Tralee Native Siobhain

January 9, 2020 at 4:28 pm Comments are Disabled

A NIGHT out to support a striker Tralee native has been organised for the end of the month which will see live bands and DJs entertain at Benners Hotel. ‘Bands For Bubbles’ is being held on Friday, January 31 in aid of Siobhain Maher Sequeval. Siobhan (51), originally from Connolly Park […]

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Looking forward to the Scoil Eoin St Valentines Ball.

Scoil Eoin To Host Fundraising St Valentine’s Ball In Ballygarry

January 8, 2020 at 4:10 pm Comments are Disabled

WE know it’s early, but if you’re making any plans for St Valentine’s night, you might consider this fundraiser from Scoil Eoin, Balloonagh. There is a great buzz of excitement around the school as they monitor the progress of their new building and the fundraising committee are organising a Valentine’s […]

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Kerry Sports Academy

Kerry Sports Academy To Host Open Day This Saturday

January 8, 2020 at 11:26 am Comments are Disabled

THE Kerry Sports Academy at IT Tralee is now open to the public for membership and Pay as you Go visits and will hold an Open Day on Saturday, January 11th from 12-4pm. The Kerry Sports Academy is an 8,400m2 universally accessible sports facility which includes a state of the […]

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Launching the upcoming Chinese New Year Festival at Tamarind Restaurant on Tuesday were, seated from left; Angelina Ong of Tamarind, President of Tralee Chamber Alliance Kevin McCarthy, Mayor of Tralee Cllr Jim Finucane, Angie Baily and Chris Sun of Hillbillys Tralee. At back are nursing students at IT Tralee from China. Photo by Dermot Crean

A Host Of Events Planned For Chinese New Year Festival In Tralee

January 7, 2020 at 12:19 pm Comments are Disabled

DETAILS of the much-anticipated line up of events for the inaugural Chinese New Year Festival in Tralee were announced this morning through the events team in Tralee Chamber Alliance. The first Festival of the New Year in Tralee celebrates Chinese and Irish Communities and Culture and promises to deliver a […]

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'LIttle Women'

Finnegan On Film: Often-Adapted Classic Is A Joy For All The Family

January 4, 2020 at 10:57 am Comments are Disabled

James Finnegan says exemplary acting and expert direction make the classic ‘Little Women’ an enjoyable experience for all the family… ‘Little Women’ by Louisa May Alcott is one of those classic books that few have read but most know roughly what the story is about. This is really down to […]

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Talk On Health, Nutrition, Fitness And More In Aid Of Tír Na nÓg Orphanage

Talk On Health, Nutrition, Fitness And More In Aid Of Tír Na nÓg Orphanage

January 3, 2020 at 12:29 pm Comments are Disabled

A TALK on health, nutrition, and more will take place next week in Tralee with all proceeds raised on the night going to the Tír na nÓg Orphanage. Taking place in The Rose Hotel on Thursday, January 9 at 7.30pm, ‘Keeping Health Simple’ has the aim of educating people on […]

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The fireworks on Denny Street on New Year's Eve. Photo by Dermot Crean

Families Advised To Get Down Early For Fireworks Display

December 31, 2019 at 11:08 am Comments are Disabled

TRALEE is ready for a big street party this evening and it’s very much a family affair. At 5pm the ultimate disco band UV5 take to the Denny Street Stage to get things started. UV5 are described as ‘the gold standard of live music entertainment. Delivering high energy shows around Ireland, […]

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Mercy Mounthawk Students To Put On ‘Hairspray’

Mercy Mounthawk Students To Put On ‘Hairspray’

December 29, 2019 at 10:44 am Comments are Disabled

MERCY Mounthawk students will tread the boards again early next year when they stage a production of a much-loved musical. They will bring ‘Hairspray’ to the Siamsa Tíre stage from January 22 to January 25 nightly at 8pm. Mercy Mounthawk has earned a distinguished reputation for its award-winning shows, as well […]

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'Cats'.

Finnegan On Films: ‘Cats’ Has A Purrfect Cast For Fantasy Fable

December 28, 2019 at 11:36 am Comments are Disabled

Our movie reviewer, James Finnegan says ‘Cats’ is a fantasy fable that makes for a memorable viewing experience… SIGMUND Freud once said that “Time with Cats is never wasted”. While he was not specifically refereeing to the new film, based on Andrew Lloyd Webber’s stage musical, which was in turn based […]

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Participants in the CH Christmas parade on The Mall on Saturday. Photo by Dermot Crean

Better Book Those Aladdin Panto Tickets Quickly

December 24, 2019 at 9:10 am Comments are Disabled

IT’S always a hugely popular family day out so it’s no wonder tickets for this years Christmas panto in Siamsa Tíre is nearly sold out! Oliver Hurley productions will present ‘Aladdin’ on Sunday, December 29th and 30th and January 2nd, 3rd and 4th at 2.30pm and 7.30pm. Well there’s only […]

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Waiting for the off at the Christmas swim in Fenit. Photo by Dermot Crean

Five Things To Do From Christmas Eve To St Stephen’s Day

December 24, 2019 at 9:10 am Comments are Disabled

In case you get cabin fever at home over the next few days, here’s a few things to get up to… 1. Get to town early on Christmas Eve… The atmosphere in town on Christmas Eve is always special so why not head in with friends and family, have a […]

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Tickets For Ladies Lunch Would Be Ideal Christmas Present

Tickets For Ladies Lunch Would Be Ideal Christmas Present

December 21, 2019 at 12:37 pm Comments are Disabled

CONNECT Kerry is hosting its annual Ladies Lunch and Fashion Afternoon at the Ashe Hotel Tralee, on Sunday January 5. Renowned for hosting the event on the last Sunday in November, organiser of the event Margaret Kissane, explained the reason for the move. “This year we felt, with Women’s Christmas […]

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Finnegan On Films: Final Star Wars Movie Is Fun And Full Of Energy

Finnegan On Films: Final Star Wars Movie Is Fun And Full Of Energy

December 21, 2019 at 11:38 am 1 comment

Our new film reviewer, James Finnegan, on the conclusion of the Star Wars series, ‘Star Wars: The Rise of Starwalker’… A LONG time ago, in a cinema far, far away I was captivated by a fresh, entertaining and enthusiastic action adventure film called Star Wars that called to mind the […]

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Setting off on the Tralee RFC Family Fun Run on St Stephen's Day. Photo by Dermot Crean

Tralee RFC Planning Family Fun For St Stephen’s Day

December 19, 2019 at 2:40 pm Comments are Disabled

IT’S become a tradition for families to meet up at Tralee Rugby Club on St Stephen’s Day and this year is no different as all are invited to join in the fun of a 5k run. Tralee RFC are promising a fantastic day out for all the family where people […]

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Most of the contestants in Tralee Musical Society's 'Strictly Come Dancing Mr & Mrs' event. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Married Couples To Take Part In Strictly Come Dancing ‘Mr & Mrs’

December 19, 2019 at 9:53 am Comments are Disabled

THE wind howled and the rain pelted down outside, as the launch of a ‘Strictly’ with a difference took place last night. But it’ll be the contestants that’ll be brewing up a storm on the dance floor of the Ballyroe Heights Hotel on Saturday, February 8, at a special Mr […]

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The fireworks on Denny Street on New Year's Eve. Photo by Dermot Crean

Great Line-Up Of Entertainment For New Year’s Eve In Tralee

December 18, 2019 at 9:38 am Comments are Disabled

TRALEE is the perfect spot to ring in the New Year with the family and there are plans to give the decade a major send off and cheer in the new year with a big street party. At 5pm on Tuesday, December 31, the ultimate disco band UV5 take to the […]

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Bosco is coming to Siamsa Tíre for a show in the new year.

Bosco Is Coming To Siamsa Tíre In January

December 18, 2019 at 9:30 am Comments are Disabled

WHILE there’s a loads of children’s entertainment in town over Christmas, here’s something to think about in the new year when fun for kids is usually scarce on the ground. The Paula Lambert Puppet Theatre presents Bosco’s ‘Once Upon A Time’ Tour coming to Siamsa Tíre on January 19 for two […]

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Great Local Line-Up Of Rock, Electronic And Hip Hop Artists For Greyhound Gig

Great Local Line-Up Of Rock, Electronic And Hip Hop Artists For Greyhound Gig

December 14, 2019 at 10:13 am Comments are Disabled

A TRALEE man is organising a fantastic night of original rock, electronic and hip hop music at The Greyhound Bar on the Saturday before Christmas. Patrick Dolan is currently living in Boston but he’s assembled a host of local bands and singers for the free event on December 21. The […]

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Local Man To Launch His Fantasy Novel In Tralee Bookshop

Local Man To Launch His Fantasy Novel In Tralee Bookshop

December 14, 2019 at 10:12 am Comments are Disabled

A LOCAL author will launch his book at the Action Lesotho Bookshop in the Tralee Shopping Centre on Saturday, December 21, from 1pm-3pm. Aidan Lucid’s ‘The Lost Son’ is a fantasy novel aimed at both adults and teenage readers. Aidan first began writing this novel back in 2005 while recovering from a […]

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Launching the upcoming '80s Night' at The Rose Hotel were, kneeling, Mikey Sheehy of Comfort For Chemo Kerry and Mark Sullivan, General Manager of The Rose Hotel. At back; Mary Fitzgerald of Comfort For Chemo Kerry, Marketing and Advertising Manager of The Rose Hotel Aisling Foley and Elma Walsh of Donal Walsh Livelife Foundation. Photo by Dermot Crean

It’s ‘Back To The 80s’ Again At The Rose Hotel

December 13, 2019 at 2:09 pm Comments are Disabled

IT’S back! After the massive success of last January’s event, The Rose Hotel has again teamed up with charities to bring you ‘Back To The 80s’. Dig out those shoulder pads and leg warmers and get set to hit the dancefloor 80’s style at the hotel on Friday, January 24 […]

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Showing the Santa 5k Fun Run medals at Tralee Bay Wetlands were, Sophie Quillinan, Martin Moore,  and Jamie Quillinan. Photo by Dermot Crean

Five Things To Do Around Tralee This Weekend

December 13, 2019 at 9:49 am Comments are Disabled

Let’s hope the weather improves this weekend because the past week has been just miserable. There’s a few things on in town that might cheer you up… Saturday 1. Let it snow… Whatever Met Eireann tells us, there’ll definitely be snow on Saturday in the town centre. Snow Day, organised […]

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In front; Fearghal Grimes and Andrea O'Donoghue with, at back; Joe Hennebery, Maura Sullivan, Breda Barry, Eilish Herlihy, Tim Nolan and Breda O'Sullivan, launching the memorial tree at UHK. Photo by Dermot Crean

‘Light To Remember’ Ceremony Rescheduled For This Saturday Evening

December 12, 2019 at 2:03 pm Comments are Disabled

AFTER being postponed last Sunday due to the Status Red weather warning, the ‘Light To Remember’ ceremony has been rescheduled to take place this Saturday between 6pm and 7pm on the grounds of University Hospital Kerry. The fundraiser for Kerry Hospice will see a Christmas tree lit up with each light […]

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Kerry Volunteers Wanted To Help Out On Charity’s ‘Lollipop Day’

Kerry Volunteers Wanted To Help Out On Charity’s ‘Lollipop Day’

December 12, 2019 at 10:32 am Comments are Disabled

THE Oesophageal Cancer Fund (OCF) needs people in Kerry to help with their 19th annual Lollipop Day. On Friday, February 28 and Saturday, February 29, the national charity will host its fundraising and awareness day in Kerry to help raise funds for Oesophageal Cancer across the country. Lollipop Day involves thousands […]

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Launching the St John's Ashe Street Christmas Fair for Saturday 14th Dec  members of the St John Ashe Street Committee  Mary Kinch,Mona Buckley, Rhona Giles and Susan Keating. Photo: Joe Hanley

Fun For All At Christmas Fair In Teach An tSolais This Saturday

December 11, 2019 at 2:40 pm Comments are Disabled

A WONDERFUL event will again take place at Teach an tSolais at St John’s Ashe Street on Saturday, as the Tralee, Ballymacelligott and Ballyseedy parish hosts its annual Christmas Fair. Taking place from 10.30am to 2.30pm, it’s set to be a fantastic day for all the family with raffles and hampers, […]

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Details Of 68th Annual Fenit Christmas Day Swim Announced

Details Of 68th Annual Fenit Christmas Day Swim Announced

December 11, 2019 at 9:55 am Comments are Disabled

WITH just two weeks to go, Tralee Bay Swimming Club have announced details of the 68th annual Christmas Day Swim in Fenit. Once again the collection will be in aid of RNLI Fenit Lifeboats and the swim will take place at 12noon. The swim will begin with the traditional singing of Jingle […]

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Looking forward to the Bon Jovee concert were Mike Leahy of Bon Jovee, Mary O'Connor of Action For Amber and Damian Greer of Bon Jovee, Cora Walsh of Comfort For Chemo, Eileen Whelan of Paco, Mary Lynch and Audrey Moran. Photo by Dermot Crean

Bon Jovee To Play Another Big Fundraiser At The Brandon

December 11, 2019 at 9:55 am Comments are Disabled

AFTER last year’s ‘runaway’ success, Bon Jovee are set to play another big concert in the Brandon Hotel Conference Centre for two great causes in February. Last February’s gig saw thousands raised for Cliona’s Foundation, the Chemotherapy Unit at UHK and Kerry Hospice, with hundreds supporting the event. This time it’s […]

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Siamsa Tíre To Host Exhibition Of Local Artists Work This Friday

Siamsa Tíre To Host Exhibition Of Local Artists Work This Friday

December 11, 2019 at 9:53 am Comments are Disabled

SIAMSA Tíre will launch its 2019 winter Open Submission Exhibition this Friday at 6pm. In September, Siamsa Tíre invited artists in the southwest of Ireland to submit works with the theme of ‘Boundaries Real and Imagined’ for an exhibition curated by Sharon Murphy. It has been their largest submission to date […]

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