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The launch of the 8th annual Stephanie O'Sullivan Memorial Cycle.

Cycle In Stephanie’s Memory To Take Place This Weekend

May 28, 2019 at 11:28 am Comments are Disabled

FOR those of you looking to head out for a spin this weekend, the 8th annual Stephanie O’Sullivan’s Memorial Cycle in aid of Suicide Prevention is a great way of spending a Sunday morning. The cycle starts and finishes at the Nagle Rice Community Centre in Milltown beginning at 9am. Cyclists can register Saturday night […]

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Helen Quealy Murphy, judge of Ladies Day in Listowel Races on Sunday, June 2. Photo: John Kelliher

Racing And Fashion At Listowel Races This Weekend

May 28, 2019 at 10:35 am Comments are Disabled

THERE’S just days to go until the popular June Bank Holiday Race Meeting which will take place on the scenic course on Sunday, June 2nd and Monday, June 3. Top fashion blogger, Helen Quealy Murphy, aka Daily Diva Diary, will judge the Listowel Races Ladies Day on the Sunday and […]

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McCann At The Movies: A Highly Entertaining Biopic Of A Musical Icon

McCann At The Movies: A Highly Entertaining Biopic Of A Musical Icon

May 25, 2019 at 10:32 am Comments are Disabled

John McCann says ‘Rocketman’ is a magnificent celebration of a musical genius… FRESH from steering Bohemian Rhapsody to shore following Bryan Singers removal, director Dexter Fletcher takes on another icon of the music industry Elton John in the subject of this week’s movie review, Rocketman, currently showing at Tralee Omniplex. Fletcher, no stranger […]

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IT Tralee To Host Summer Camps To Foster Computer Skills And Entrepreneurship

IT Tralee To Host Summer Camps To Foster Computer Skills And Entrepreneurship

May 23, 2019 at 12:20 pm Comments are Disabled

IT Tralee has announced details of two low cost summer camps for young people aged between 10 and 16. The camps are named Goalmine and STEAMing Ahead and are based around fostering computer skills and entrepreneurship. Goalmine is a 5-day non residential living-lab experience targeted at secondary level students using […]

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Action from the Kerry International Horse and Pony Race Meeting at Ballybeggan on Saturday. Photo by Dermot Crean

Racing Returns To Ballybeggan This Saturday

May 22, 2019 at 4:58 pm Comments are Disabled

RACING will once again take place at the Racecourse in Ballybeggan and a day of great entertainment is planned. For the past number of years, a Point-to-Point/Pony racing meeting has taken place and this Saturday will see a six-race card starting from 2pm. Of course it’s not just racing, as […]

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Siamsa Tíre Holding Auditions For Children And Adults

May 22, 2019 at 1:28 pm Comments are Disabled

SIAMSA Tíre, the National Folk Theatre of Ireland has announced its audition schedule for the National Folk Theatre Training Academy. Every year, Siamsa Tíre searches for the most talented traditional singers and dancers living in Kerry, starting from the ages of 7-12 years. For the first time, auditions will now […]

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Deirdre Enright, Michael Scannell, Cathaoirleach Norma Foley and Kate Kennelly of Kerry County Council. Photo: Domnick Walsh.

Events Planned In Tralee For Cruinniú na nÓg This June

May 21, 2019 at 11:41 am Comments are Disabled

CRUINNIÚ na nÓg is taking place all over Ireland on Saturday  June 15 and there’s no shortage of free events in Tralee for young people. A full programme of creative celebrations for children, teenagers and young adults is planned.  The programme in Kerry offers a vast choice of events and […]

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Keanu Reeves as John Wick.

McCann At The Movies: Latest ‘John Wick’ Offering Is A Thrill A Minute

May 18, 2019 at 9:31 am Comments are Disabled

John McCann says John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum is a crazy high octane rollercoaster not for the squeamish!… Following in the vein of closing chapters of successful franchises after the box office record breaking Avengers: Endgame, this week I made my way to Tralee Omniplex to catch the third […]

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The new Workbench facility at Bank of Ireland in Tralee.

Hospitality Businesses Urged To Register For Go Kerry Event This Monday

May 17, 2019 at 5:35 pm Comments are Disabled

BANK of Ireland is calling on local hospitality businesses in Kerry to register their interest in attending the Go Kerry — ‘Grow Your Business’ event taking place this Monday, May 20, in the Workbench event space in Bank of Ireland, Tralee from 6pm to 7.30pm. As part of its 2019 […]

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Launching the 90s Disco in aid of Kerry Branch of Cystic Fibrosis Ireland were Stuart, Harry, Karen and Emily Twamley with Kieran Donaghy and Orlagh Winters. Photo by Dermot Crean

Go Back To The 90s At Fundraising Disco In Benner’s

May 17, 2019 at 5:11 pm Comments are Disabled

DON’T forget that a ‘Throwback Nineties Disco’ is taking place at Benners Hotel tonight (Friday) in aid of the Kerry Branch of Cystic Fibrosis Ireland. Organised by Karen Twamley whose son Harry (2) has Cystic Fibrosis, it promises to be a fantastic night. DJ Retro (aka Terence Crean) will provide the […]

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Lauryn Griffin.

Stag & Doe Sessions Returns With Fresh Line-Up Of Acts

May 14, 2019 at 12:17 pm Comments are Disabled

THE second Stag & Doe Sessions will take place in The Fiddler Bar in the Square on Saturday, June 15 with doors open at 9pm. After a successful first event back in late March, the sessions were started by organisers, Gerard-Denis O’Connor, Tadhg Flynn and Ruairi Fry, with the aim […]

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Pictured at the Tralee launch of 2019 Kingdom County Fair were  members from the  Kingdom County Fair Committe :  Back L/R Michael Costelloe , Anthony McEligott , Connie O’Connor , John Brosnan and Lim Kelly . FRONT L/R Markie Tarrant , Jamie Tarrant aged 10 , James Tarrant Chairman Kingdom County Fair , Linda O’Leary and Jason brick . 
The 2019 Kingdom County Fair will be held in Ballybeggan Racecourse, Tralee, Co. Kerry on Sunday May 12th. This year 2019 show promises to be even better.

For more information or general queries please call Ms. Markie Tarrant +353 (86) 315 8772

or alternatively email our secretary  kcfadmin@kingdomcountyfair.com

Please visit our Facebook page for regular updates – https://facebook.com/kingdomcountyfair/
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PRESS RELEASE – KINGDOM COUNTY FAIR 2019
 
The launch of the Kingdom County Fair 2019 took place in the Meadowlands Hotel Tralee on the 15TH April.  Speaking at the launch, which was very well attended, the Kingdom County Fair Chairman Mr James Tarrant said; “We are really looking forward to this years show which takes place on the 12th May 2019”. 
 
The Kingdom County Fair is now in its 71st year and we have just initiated plans which will over the next four years to develop the Fair to be one of the leading County Fairs in the country.
 
In addition to all our normal activities this year we have new activities and new sponsors amongst them Marca na Feirme, Horse Sport Ireland (HIS) and Captain Brian Cournane, Glen Beigh Farm, Florida.
 
The Kingdom County Fair is organised by a dedicated committee of volunteers.  It takes place in Ballybeggan Race Course, Tralee and it is expected to have a large crowd of over 4,000 people from all corners of the country.
 
For further information please contact Niall Ó Loingsigh PRO of Kingdom County Fair committee on 066 7121010 or breda@jmt.ie
 
Photographs are available from Domnick Walsh Photographer on mobile 087 2672033 or email info@dwalshphoto.ie

Kingdom County Fair To See Thousands Descend On Ballybeggan

May 11, 2019 at 2:05 pm Comments are Disabled

THEY’RE ready for a very special super Sunday in Ballybeggan as the Kingdom County Fair will once again take place. Now in its 71st year, the committee has been working hard to ensure everything goes according to plan with fine weather predicted and something for every member of the family […]

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Permanent Tsb staff in photo are Martin Lucey Territory Manager, Marie Nelligan Branch Manager Aine Culloty Branch Customer ServicevAdvisor and Niamh O Carroll business development advisor

Business Holds Coffee Morning To Support Darkness Into Light Tralee

May 10, 2019 at 4:47 pm Comments are Disabled

WITH the Darkness Into Light Tralee walk taking place tomorrow, Permanent TSB in Tralee held a coffee morning today to support the event. Chairperson of DIL Tralee, Anne O’Shea and committee members attended the fundraiser in Castle Street where those visiting were treated to tea/coffee and goodies in exchange for […]

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Ms Amy Hourigan Assistant Manager and staff of Debenhams Tralee who are taking part in Darkness into Light walk next Saturday makes a presentation to Kerry Rose Celine o Shea who is also taking part in the walk.Also in picture is Anne Leahy O'Shea Chairperson of DIL Tralee and committee members.

Huge Crowds Expected At Darkness Into Light Tralee This Saturday

May 8, 2019 at 9:57 am Comments are Disabled

IT’S just days away now until the annual Darkness Into Light event and there’s still time to register to take part. Last year 1,451 people registered to attend the Tralee event and an incredible amount of €41,198.97 was raised in the 2018 event. The committee are well prepared to stage the walk […]

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Forces of Nature…Andrea Paolucci, as Jedi and Giorgia Gallerani,Royal Guard, at St.Finan’s Bay, The Glen, Ballinskelligs County Kerry, with Skellig Michael and Skellig Beag in the distance, where ‘Star Wars’  the Force Awakens was filmed. The Characters are part of  Fáilte Ireland’s ‘May the 4th be with you’ Festival this weekend, in Kerry, and Donegal to commemorate the 4th of May, when fans across the globe celebrate Star Wars.Photo:Valerie O’Sullivan/FREE PIC*** /issued 05/05/2019

PHOTOS: Spectacular ‘Star Wars’ Festival In Kerry Villages

May 5, 2019 at 12:10 pm Comments are Disabled

THEY really went all out with this. The ‘May the 4th Be With You’ festival is taking place this weekend in Portmagee, Valentia Island and Ballyferriter with people dressing up as their favourite characters. May the 4th, is the day when fans across the globe commemorate the Star Wars universe. This year’s […]

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English Choir To Perform In Tralee And Ardfert In Aid Of Down Syndrome Kerry

English Choir To Perform In Tralee And Ardfert In Aid Of Down Syndrome Kerry

May 5, 2019 at 10:29 am Comments are Disabled

A CHOIR from England will come to Tralee to perform three concerts next weekend with proceeds going to Down Syndrome Kerry. The Gledholt Male Voice Choir from Huddersfield in Yorkshire, which numbers 32 members, is travelling from England to sing in Tralee. They  will be performing three concerts in total, […]

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REPO Free Carlos Luque of Foodie Fiesta will be one of many talented food and craft producers exhibiting at Manor West Shopping Center and Retail Park’s Food and Craft Fair on Saturday, May 11th from 11am to 5pm.

Manor West Retail Park Looks Forward To Hosting Food And Craft Fair

May 5, 2019 at 10:28 am Comments are Disabled

AFTER all the fun of the Tralee Food Festival has finished, Manor West Shopping Centre and Retail Park is set to welcome the return of its ever popular Food and Craft Fair series on Saturday, May 11th from 11am to 5pm. On the day, Manor West will welcome a host […]

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The Legend of the Lakes…Legend has it that the warrior chieftain O’Donoghue of Ross Castle,  Killarney,  still glides his great white steed across the Lakes of Killarney. On the first morning of May every seven years he rises from the lake on his magnificent white horse followed by beautiful maidens. Today the Month of May is more associated with horses of a modern kind, as Killarney hosts the first of its three summer race meetings. Killarney Race Course is set against the backdrop of Ross Castle and Lough Lein. The first race meeting begins with family day on Sunday May 12th, followed by evening races Monday 13th and Tuesday 14th. Riding the white steed ‘Bridget’ is Race Course Manager, Philip O’Brien and Marketing Manager Megan Daly-Tyrrell.Photo:Valerie O’Sullivan/FREE PIC***

Three Days Of Racing In Killarney This May

May 5, 2019 at 10:27 am Comments are Disabled

THE white flag is being unfurled as the spectacular Ross Road track in Killarney – acknowledged as the most scenic in the country – prepares to host three days of top quality racing. The action will get underway on Sunday, May 12 which has been designated a special family day […]

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McCann At The Movies: Avengers Endgame Is A Fitting Finale To A Fantastic Franchise

McCann At The Movies: Avengers Endgame Is A Fitting Finale To A Fantastic Franchise

May 4, 2019 at 9:15 am Comments are Disabled

John McCann says Avengers Endgame is a film worthy of it’s place in the rich Marvel catalogue… With a world record-breaking opening weekend box office haul of over $1 billion worldwide, and cinemas up and down the country full to capacity over the last week, I made my way to Tralee […]

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Launching the Tralee Food Festival were, in front;  and Paul Ruane. At back; Tadhg Fleming, Noel Keane and David Scott. In front; Pat Carmody, Jean Foley, Orlagh Winters and Paul Ruane. Photo by Dermot Crean

The Tralee Food Festival Is Going To Be A Great One This Weekend

May 3, 2019 at 10:47 am Comments are Disabled

TRALEE Food Festival is starting today (Friday) and there’s a fantastic line-up of event all weekend to please all palates. The new-look Tralee Food Festival, organised by Tralee Chamber Alliance and supported by Kerry County Council, has an extended Taste Trail, Live Demos, a Food and Family Day and much […]

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Elma Walsh joined staff and pupils at Spa NS on Thursday morning to launch the 2019 Donal Walsh Spa 6k Challenge.

A Wonderful Family Day Awaits At The Donal Walsh Spa 6k Challenge

May 3, 2019 at 10:35 am Comments are Disabled

THERE was a real buzz of excitement and anticipation at Spa N.S. this week as the 2019 ‘Donal Walsh Spa 6K Challenge’ was launched. This will be the sixth year of the event and the whole school community is busy organising an amzing family fun day in honour of Donal, […]

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At The Oyster Tavern on Friday night for the launch of the Churchill Variety Show which takes place on May 4 in Ballyroe Heights Hotel were, in front; Jessica McGibney and Maeve Hanafin. Seated; Aidan Murphy, Mike Moriarty and Dave Buckley. At back; Veronica Kelly, Triona Daly, Jim O'Sullivan, Malachy Kelly, Maura McCarthy, Susan Browne and Linda Browne. Photo by Dermot Crean

Churchill Community To Get Together For Variety Show

May 2, 2019 at 8:36 am Comments are Disabled

A GREAT night out and an opportunity to meet the neighbours is guaranteed this Sunday as Churchill GAA hosts a ‘Summer Variety Show’ in the Ballyroe Heights Hotel. This is the third major fundraising event they’ve had in as many years after hosting a Strictly in 2017, a Lip Sing […]

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Performers in 'Anam'.

Siamsa To Give A Taste Of ‘Anam’ In The Square During Food Festival

May 1, 2019 at 9:40 am Comments are Disabled

SIAMSA Tíre, the National Folk Theatre of Ireland is inviting the public to join them for a free open-air performance this Sunday as part of the Tralee Food Festival. Taking place at 2pm at the bandstand in the Square, Tralee the National Folk Theatre will open its 51st season of […]

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Looking forward to the upcoming fundraising concert at Baile Mhuire on Tuesday were, seated at piano Renee Fitzgibbon. Back; Aidan Kelly, Caroline Corkery, Gerry Cournane, Dolly Lawlor, Paula O'Shea, Leonie Heaslip, Eileen Daly, Trish White, John Moriarty and Michael McCarthy. Photo by Dermot Crean

Concert To Help Raise Funds For New Baile Mhuire Bus

April 30, 2019 at 12:52 pm Comments are Disabled

BAILE Mhuire Day Centre for Older Persons in Tralee needs a new bus, it’s going to cost €50,000 and the money will mostly come from fundraising events such as a special concert at The Rose Hotel at 8pm on Sunday, May 12. A daughter of one of the clients at […]

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Inspired Issues Invitation To A Tea Day For Alzheimer Society of Ireland

April 30, 2019 at 9:55 am Comments are Disabled

THE Inspired group are hosting a tea day in aid of the Alzheimer Society of Ireland, this Thursday May 2. Participants at Inspired will host the fundraiser from 10.30am – 12.30pm and all are welcome to join them for a cuppa and a chat. This is the second year that […]

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Multicultural Music And Dance Project For West Kerry Performance

April 30, 2019 at 9:50 am Comments are Disabled

CATHERINE Young and The Welcoming Project will showcase their new work ‘Le Chéile’ at Céilí Afro Dabke on Sunday, May 5 at 6pm as part of Féile na Bealtaine in Dingle. This world music céilí will feature dancing from West Africa, Palestinian Dabke as well as the traditional Irish céilí […]

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The launch of the Paul Lucey 'Run For The Rock' at the Austin Stacks GAA Clubhouse on Tuesday. Photo by Dermot Crean

A Great Day Planned For The Paul Lucey Memorial Run/Walk

April 28, 2019 at 10:22 am Comments are Disabled

THE second Paul Lucey ‘Run for the Rock’ is just over a week away and people are encouraged to put it in their diaries for a wonderful day of entertainment. The run will take place from Austin Stacks GAA grounds at Connolly Park on Bank Holiday Monday, May 6, which […]

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Kíla.

Kíla To Be The Top Attraction At Fleadh Cheoil Chiarraí In Milltown

April 28, 2019 at 10:21 am Comments are Disabled

THE renowned trad act Kíla is coming to Milltown to headline the Fleadh Cheoil Chiarraí Street Music Festival on June 22, as part of a huge range of free entertainment over the five days of the fleadh. Kila have played all over the world, and, while rooted in tradition, they are […]

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McCann At The Movies: ‘Wonder Park’ Is A Family Fun Feature Where Imagination Is King

McCann At The Movies: ‘Wonder Park’ Is A Family Fun Feature Where Imagination Is King

April 28, 2019 at 10:20 am Comments are Disabled

John McCann says ‘Wonder Park’ will be enjoyed by younger viewers for its adventurous spirit and humour… This week’s film of the week at Tralee Omniplex is ‘Wonder Park’, another family feature and a film that has hit our screens with less of the hype of its recent rivals yet one that was […]

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Irene O'Sullivan, Aoife Crowe and Ryan Magee at the Wild Mind Festival on Saturday. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Take A Walk On The Wild Side In Fenit

April 28, 2019 at 10:19 am Comments are Disabled

AFTER a, literally, shaky start thanks to Storm Hannah, the Wild Mind Festival in Fenit continued on Saturday and brought an exciting programme of events. The Wild Mind outdoor festival is a celebration of the natural environment, nestled between the Kerry mountains and the Wild Atlantic Ocean for people to […]

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