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Wetlands Rock Concert To Be Broadcast Live Online

Wetlands Rock Concert To Be Broadcast Live Online

June 25, 2015 at 12:05 pm Comments are Disabled

IT’LL be a lively affair at the Wetlands this Saturday as local students and bands get set to host a music concert that will be broadcast online. Students from the Kerry ETB Broadcast, Television and Production Class have been organising the event which is all set to take place in the Tralee […]

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Ballybeggan All Set For Great Racing And Family Entertainment This Weekend

Ballybeggan All Set For Great Racing And Family Entertainment This Weekend

June 25, 2015 at 10:45 am Comments are Disabled

BALLYBEGGAN is all set for the off at the Kerry International Horse and Pony Racing Championships this Saturday, June 27 and Sunday, June 28. The event is now the largest Horse and Pony two day meet in the country and over the weekend it will shell out over €19,000 in prize money. The event, which […]

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It’s Off! Killarney Music Festival Is Cancelled

It’s Off! Killarney Music Festival Is Cancelled

June 24, 2015 at 6:54 pm Comments are Disabled

THE Killarney Festival Of Music and Food has been cancelled due to unforeseen circumstances beyond the organisers’ control. A spokeswomen for the festival said: “We are devastated that the festival has been cancelled – we did everything in our power to make it happen this weekend.” “We would like to extend […]

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Contestants and organisers of The Voice of Tralee 2015 in aid of Recovery Haven. Photo by Gavin O'Connor.

Contestants Tune Up For ‘Voice Of Tralee’ This Weekend

June 24, 2015 at 11:04 am Comments are Disabled

CONTESTANTS are tuning up and the judges are preparing to be wowed as The ‘Voice Of Tralee’ comes closer. It’s set to be a fantastic event for the excellent cause of the Recovery Haven and organisers have detailed what guests will enjoy for their €20 admission to the contest. Taking place […]

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Killarney Music Festival Moves To The Racecourse

Killarney Music Festival Moves To The Racecourse

June 23, 2015 at 10:29 am Comments are Disabled

  THE Killarney Festival of Music & Food has announced that it will relocate from Killarney House Demesne to Killarney Racecourse. In a statement released this morning, the organisers do not give any reason why the festival has been relocated, but thanked the Department of Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht for working […]

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Possible Venue Change For Killarney Music Festival

Possible Venue Change For Killarney Music Festival

June 22, 2015 at 6:00 pm Comments are Disabled

  THE Killarney Festival of Music and Food, which is due to take place this coming weekend, is looking for a new venue. The organisers expected crowds of up to 36,000 to attend the two-day event in Killarney House Demesne according to their licence application to Kerry County Council. However, […]

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DVD On ‘The Origins Of Kerry Step Dance’ To Be Launched In The Brogue

DVD On ‘The Origins Of Kerry Step Dance’ To Be Launched In The Brogue

June 22, 2015 at 2:47 pm Comments are Disabled

  FANS of the art of step dancing will want to make note of June 26 on their calendars, with the launch of a new DVD showcasing its origins in Kerry. The film which is called ‘The Origins Of Kerry Step Dance’ will be launched at a night being hosted by […]

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Magic Returns To Kilflynn For Enchanted Fairy Festival

Magic Returns To Kilflynn For Enchanted Fairy Festival

June 21, 2015 at 9:11 am Comments are Disabled

IT was a massive hit last year with over 3,000 visitors, so it’s no surprise to see the Kilflynn Enchanted Fairy Festival return next weekend. Celebrating all things magical for children and adults alike, the festival is taking place on Saturday and Sunday, June 27/28. The Kilflynn Fairy Council have again […]

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Our Guide To Getting A Great Father’s Day Gift In Town

Our Guide To Getting A Great Father’s Day Gift In Town

June 18, 2015 at 12:50 pm Comments are Disabled

IT’S that time of year again when we show our appreciation for the dads in our lives. They’ve done a lot for us kids over the years; changing our nappies (the odd one did this), driving us to school/soccer/rugby/ballet practice, roaring at us on the football field, throwing dirty looks at boyfriends, punishing us […]

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At the launch of the Spa/Fenit Hospice Committee Midsummer Art Exhibition in aid of the Palliative Care Unit in Kerry General Hospital were, from left: Sally Ryle, Jane Hilliard, Maureen O'Mahony, John Hurley, Mairead Moriarty, Margaret O'Shea, Nuala Finnagan, Noreen O'Leary and Mary McSwiney. Photo by Gavin O'Connor.

Afternoon Of Art In Aid Of Kerry Hospice At The Oyster Tavern

June 17, 2015 at 10:18 am Comments are Disabled

THE SPA/FENIT branch of the Kerry Hospice are joining forces with local artists to raise funds for the Palliative Care Unit in Kerry General Hospital. ‘A Midsummer Art Exhibition’ will take place in the Oyster Tavern, this Sunday, between 3pm and 8pm. Highly acclaimed artist, John Hurley, has kindly donated […]

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Killarney Music & Food Festival Announces Line-Up Of Kids Activities

Killarney Music & Food Festival Announces Line-Up Of Kids Activities

June 16, 2015 at 1:57 pm Comments are Disabled

  IF you’re heading to the Killarney Festival of Music & Food later this month, it’s worth noting that children under 12 are free when accompanied by an adult, with an incredible line-up of  activities for the young ones. The family-friendly boutique festival, which is taking place on June 27-28 at Killarney […]

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‘Game Of Thrones’ Star To DJ In Tralee Nightclub

‘Game Of Thrones’ Star To DJ In Tralee Nightclub

June 12, 2015 at 2:40 pm Comments are Disabled

A GAME Of Thrones star is on his way to Quarters Nightclub this July. Northern Irish actor, Kristian Nairn who plays Hodor, the simple 6″ 11″ giant who protects Bran Stark in the mega-hit HBO show, is already well-known in DJ circles and is currently on his worldwide ‘Rave Of […]

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Kade Jameson gives Grissom a hug with Paul Kerins at the Dog Show in the Town Park on Saturday. Photo by Dermot Crean

Five Things To Do At Féile na mBláth This Weekend

June 12, 2015 at 9:50 am Comments are Disabled

THE ‘Féile Na mBláth @ The Park Family Festival’ is all ready to go this weekend. With events running from 9.30am to 6pm each day, open air entertainment and protective marquees on hand in case the weather decides to take a turn (it won’t!), it’s set to be a great weekend. It’s hard […]

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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.

‘Walk 4 Autism’ Event To Raise Funds For School Equipment

June 11, 2015 at 10:57 am Comments are Disabled

FOLLOWING the success of the recent ‘Walk 4 Life Kerry’ (see here for story), people will be dusting off their running/walking shoes again  as a new fundraiser walk is organised for next month. The ‘Walk 4 Autism’ will be a 5km walk/run to take place on July 12 from the John Mitchels GAA […]

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Vincent Browne Is Coming To Kerry With ‘The People’s Debate’

June 10, 2015 at 12:21 pm Comments are Disabled

AFTER a false start,  the ‘Vincent Browne People’s Debate’ is on its way to Kerry this month for an event that will no doubt bring its heated moments between the public and local politicians. The event, which was originally scheduled to take place in April and which was later cancelled, […]

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At the launch of the Féile na mBláth, Sean Lyons, Giles Kelliher, Cormac Sertutexa, Joe Hanley and Richard O'Halloran. Photo by Gavin O'Connor.

Looking Forward To A Bark In The Park

June 7, 2015 at 10:30 am Comments are Disabled

  THERE’S almost 101 reasons to head down to the Féile na mBláth festival in the Town Park, but dog lovers may just need one. Sponsored by Kelliher’s Mills in association with Animal Net Kerry, the Féile na mBláth dog show, which is always a hit, is back again this year. […]

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So What Time Are Duran Duran On Stage In Killarney?

So What Time Are Duran Duran On Stage In Killarney?

June 6, 2015 at 10:36 am Comments are Disabled

  THE stage times have been announced for the ‘Killarney Festival of Music and Food’ at the end of June which promises to be a fantastic weekend. The family-friendly boutique festival will be taking place at the picturesque Killarney House Demesne on the weekend of June 27 and 28. The […]

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Former Gaelcholaiste Chiarraí Student To Create New Sketches For RTÉ

Former Gaelcholaiste Chiarraí Student To Create New Sketches For RTÉ

May 30, 2015 at 9:51 am Comments are Disabled

A FORMER Gaelcholáiste Chiarraí student has been commissioned by RTÉ for his second project with the national broadcaster in just under a year. Shaun O’Connor, who is originally from Castleisland, along with his friend and writer Tadhg Hickey were delighted to get a series of weekly sketches as part of RTE’s ‘Comedy Bites’ […]

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At The Omniplex: ‘Mad Max’ Franchise Receives The Perfect Reboot

At The Omniplex: ‘Mad Max’ Franchise Receives The Perfect Reboot

May 30, 2015 at 9:46 am Comments are Disabled

‘Mad Max: Fury Road’ By John Lyons Oh what a day. What a lovely day. It seemed like it was never going to happen, but die-hard ‘Mad Max’ fans the world over can finally rejoice, because the wait is officially over. The fourth entry in the series, ‘Fury Road’, has […]

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At the  were, from left: . Photo by Gavin O'Connor.

Ballybunion To Pick Its Own Rose This Sunday

May 29, 2015 at 3:39 pm Comments are Disabled

  WHILE ladies from all over the world are vying for a place in the Rose of Tralee at the Regional Finals in Portlaoise this weekend, Ballybunion is picking its own Rose on Sunday. If you’re around the north of the county this Sunday, then a visit to the event  in Ballybunion could […]

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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

New To Running? Get Help And Train For The Rose Of Tralee 10k

May 26, 2015 at 11:12 am Comments are Disabled

A NEW training group is starting up on June 16 that will help new runners compete in the ‘Rose of Tralee 10km’ on August 16. The new ‘novice’ training programme will be aimed at those just starting to run or who have little or no experience of the sport. The programme has […]

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Want A Free Burger In Tralee This Friday? Here’s How You Can Get One…

Want A Free Burger In Tralee This Friday? Here’s How You Can Get One…

May 25, 2015 at 2:59 pm Comments are Disabled

ANYTHING that McDonald’s do, it seems that Burger King can do better. Two months ago, McDonald’s launched its ‘Free Breakfast Friday’ where they gave away free Egg McMuffins in the Tralee and Killarney branches, which led to massive crowds queuing up to get some. (See previous story here) Now Burger King at […]

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Five Tralee Nominations In AIMS Awards

Five Tralee Nominations In AIMS Awards

May 25, 2015 at 11:11 am Comments are Disabled

IT’S been a very good week for two local musical societies after they received five AIMS Award nominations between them. The Association of Irish Musical Societies (AIMS) will hold their awards on Saturday June 13 in the Gleneagle Hotel in Killarney and there will be considerable local interest. Tralee Musical Society […]

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Ardfert To Experience Viking Invasion Next Month

Ardfert To Experience Viking Invasion Next Month

May 22, 2015 at 10:49 am Comments are Disabled

ARDFERT village will host a ‘Medieval Festival’ as a horde of Vikings come ‘ashore’ on Sunday, June 7. The festival will be celebrating the Feast of St Brendan and will see certain sections of the village transformed into a medieval settlement all thanks to the help of the Waterford Viking Historical Re-enactment Society. There […]

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Fundraising Quiz To Be Held For Kerry Hospice And Marymount Hospice Cork

Fundraising Quiz To Be Held For Kerry Hospice And Marymount Hospice Cork

May 22, 2015 at 9:32 am Comments are Disabled

  A FUNDRAISING quiz will be held in the Abbey Inn on Wednesday May 27 with all the proceeds from the night going towards the Kerry Hospice and the Marymount Hospice in Cork. Sarah O’ Donnell from Leith, just outside Tralee has taken it upon herself to organise the night […]

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Medley Of Queen Songs To Feature In Kerry Choral Union’s Cathedral Concert

Medley Of Queen Songs To Feature In Kerry Choral Union’s Cathedral Concert

May 21, 2015 at 2:52 pm Comments are Disabled

THE Kerry Choral Union, Adult and Junior Choirs, will sing at a celebration concert in Ardfert Cathedral which will include a medley of a rock band’s numbers. It will be the finale of the Medieval Festival to be held in the village on June 7 at 7.30pm, with the choir – some 80 singers in all –  performing […]

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American Choir To Raise Funds For Tralee Soup Kitchen

American Choir To Raise Funds For Tralee Soup Kitchen

May 21, 2015 at 12:14 pm Comments are Disabled

AN AMERICAN chamber choir are to play a concert tonight in what is their first ever visit to Ireland, with all the funds going to the ‘Tralee Soup Kitchen’. The ‘Virginia Tech Chamber Singers’ will be playing in St John’s Church Of Ireland, Ashe Street on Thursday May 21 where they will […]

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Comedy Club’s Competition To Win Place On Stage For Festival

Comedy Club’s Competition To Win Place On Stage For Festival

May 19, 2015 at 11:04 am Comments are Disabled

IF you have ever fancied yourself a potential stand-up comedian, then look no further than the new competition by the KY Comedy Alternative Comedy Club. The group will be launching their new event, aptly named “How many Kerrymen does it take to win a stand up comedy competition?” on Friday, June 12 […]

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Up To 40,000 People Expected For Annual Bikefest

Up To 40,000 People Expected For Annual Bikefest

May 19, 2015 at 10:50 am Comments are Disabled

IRELAND Bike Fest, the country’s largest motorcycle festival, returns to Killarney this June Bank Holiday weekend and up to 40,000 people are expected in the town for the event. “It is one of Ireland’s fastest growing festivals,” says Breffní Ingerton, Festival Chairperson. “Just over 1,000 people attended the first festival […]

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VIDEO: Watch Kerry’s Michael Fassbender As Steve Jobs In New Trailer

VIDEO: Watch Kerry’s Michael Fassbender As Steve Jobs In New Trailer

May 18, 2015 at 12:00 pm Comments are Disabled

THE new trailer for the upcoming biopic movie ‘Steve Jobs’ has just been released and Kerry’s Michael Fassbender, who plays the tech giant in the bio-pic, is obviously featured. The film, directed by Danny Boyle, has ‘West Wing’ writer Aaron Sorkin signed on to lend his talents as well. With an all-star cast […]

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