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Students at the Bingo Loco event at Ballyroe Heights Hotel on Wednesday night. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Students Go Bingo Loco At Ballyroe During Freshers Week

September 12, 2019 at 9:52 am 0 comments

IT’S Freshers Week at IT Tralee and what better way to settle into life in Tralee than a nice, quiet game of bingo. Well, maybe not so quiet. Try around 550 students converging on the Ballyroe Heights Hotel to party with a DJ at an event described as  “the runaway, bastard […]

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Two of Ireland’s best known personalities - TV Stylist and Presenter, Marietta Doran, left and TV Stylist and business woman, Celia Holman Lee who will judge the McElligotts Honda Ladies Day which will be held on Friday 13th of September on the penultimate day of the annual 7 day Listowel Harvest Racing Festival pictured at the launch in Listowel County Kerry.
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Two of Ireland’s best known personalities - TV Stylist and business woman, Celia Holman Lee and TV Stylist and Presenter, Marietta Doran were today announced as the judges of the McElligotts Honda Ladies Day which will be held on Friday 13th of September on the penultimate day of the annual 7 day Listowel Harvest Racing Festival. One of the most popular events on the Irish racing and fashion calendar, the McElligotts Honda Best Dressed Lady will win an all new and super stylish Honda Civic for a year plus a cheque for €3,000. This is the fourth year McElligotts Tralee and Honda Ireland have sponsored this hugely successfully fashion event which attracts over 28,000 stylish race-goers from all over Ireland and beyond. Ladies Day is one of the many highlights at the annual 7 day Listowel Harvest Racing Festival which this year runs from Sunday 8th to Saturday 14th of September 2019. For more information visit www.listowelraces.ie. #listowelraces #mcelligottshondaladiesday

In addition to the all new Honda Civic with €3,000 cash for the McElligotts Honda Best Dressed Lady, there are also cash prizes for the two runners up (€1,000 and €500 respectively) the Jazziest Headpiece (€500), and Most Stylish Selfie (€300)! Celia and Marietta will personally select all the finalists who will then be interviewed on the McElligotts Honda stage located near the Old Wier (town entrance) to the course. The organisers have ensured there is ample space for everyone who wants to see all the finalists  interviews on stag

Thousands Expected To Descend On Listowel For Ladies Day

September 12, 2019 at 9:51 am 0 comments

TraleeToday.ie’s coverage of McElligotts Honda Ladies Day at Listowel Races will be brought to you by Manor West Retail Park… THE biggest annual gathering of fashionistas in the county takes place tomorrow (Friday) when thousands of ladies dress to impress at McElligotts Honda Ladies Day in Listowel. And if they […]

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Tralee To Co-Host Major Golf Tour Operators Conference

Tralee To Co-Host Major Golf Tour Operators Conference

September 12, 2019 at 9:28 am 0 comments

PREPARATIONS are well underway for the Irish Golf Tour Operators Association (IGTOA) National Conference, Golf Tournament and Awards Ceremony, due to be held on October 20th and 21st in Tralee. The Rose Hotel, Ballygarry House Hotel and Spa and Ballybunion Golf will host this event over the two days. The […]

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Norman McCloskey; Des Fitzgerald; Cllr Niall Kelleher, Cathaoirleach; Nicole Tilley; James Hayes; Lisa Fingleton; Caroline Lynch (Arts Office, KCC)

Talented Artists To Showcase Work On Culture Night

September 12, 2019 at 9:20 am 0 comments

THE Kerry Visual Artists’ Showcase opens at 6pm on Culture Night on Friday, September 20, at Government Buildings, New Road, Killarney. A key date in the arts calendar in the county, the selected artists are all from or based in Kerry and are building careers for themselves as artists working […]

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Here Are The Winners Of The Tidy Tralee Together 2019 Awards

Here Are The Winners Of The Tidy Tralee Together 2019 Awards

September 11, 2019 at 3:38 pm 0 comments

THE winners of the Tidy Tralee Together 2019 competition have been revealed. There were winners in the estates, businesses and gardens categories and the efforts made by entrants were exceptional. “The standard was higher than ever and we never had as many entries,” said Joe Moynihan of Tralee Tidy Towns, […]

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Pictured at the launch of events for European Mobility Week were Mayor of Tralee Jim Finucane , Clr Pa Daly, Jean Foley KCC , Cora Carrig KCC and other members for Sports Groups from around Tralee and Kerry. Photo: Domnick Walsh

Tralee To Host Series Of Fun Events As Part Of European Mobility Week

September 11, 2019 at 11:46 am 0 comments

TRALEE Municipal District of Kerry County Council will host a series of free, fun events next week as part of European Mobility Week which runs from September 16-22. Kerry County Council is one of ten local authorities in Ireland to have registered to take part in the continent-wide initiative. Tralee […]

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Little Tiago Ryle, held by dad James, with his 'Compostela' for completing the camino.

Six-Month Old Tralee Baby Completes ‘Celtic Camino’ With His Parents

September 11, 2019 at 10:14 am 0 comments

A TRALEE baby has been carried nearly 180km of the Celtic Camino with his parents and has a cert to show for it! Tiago Ryle has earned ‘compostelas’ for finishing two different routes of the Camino de Santiago and he’s only six months old. Recently, Baby Tiago and his parents, […]

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PHOTOS: KBN Event Celebrates Amazing Expats And Homegrown Heroes

PHOTOS: KBN Event Celebrates Amazing Expats And Homegrown Heroes

September 11, 2019 at 9:49 am 0 comments

A CROWD of over 90 engaged business community members came together on Thursday last at The Muckross Park Hotel to celebrate the success of two homegrown Kerry Businesswomen. With the theme ‘Kerry Women Can’, the Kerry Businesswomen’s Network event was filled with representatives of local businesses, nonprofits, educational institutions, as […]

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Elaine Succeeds In Swimming Across The English Channel

September 10, 2019 at 8:05 pm 0 comments

A TRALEE swimmer has become the first Kerry woman to swim the English channel. Elaine Burrows Dillane completed her incredible feat just after 8pm this evening, She set off from Kent in England this morning, accompanied by ‘The Optimist’ boat with her supporters, with the aim of reaching France. Just before […]

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Tralee Woman Over Halfway In Her Bid To Swim The English Channel

Tralee Woman Over Halfway In Her Bid To Swim The English Channel

September 10, 2019 at 3:18 pm Comments are Disabled

A TRALEE woman is currently aiming to become the first Kerry woman to swim the English channel. Elaine Burrows Dillane set off in beautiful sunshine from Kent in England this mornin, accompanied by ‘The Optimist’ boat with her supporters, with the aim of reaching France. As of 3pm this afternoon, […]

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Tralee Men’s Shed Among Groups To Benefit From Funding

Tralee Men’s Shed Among Groups To Benefit From Funding

September 10, 2019 at 1:56 pm Comments are Disabled

ALMOST €20,000 has been allocated to Kerry groups under Men’s and Women’s Shed Fund. Awarded under the Community Enhancement Programme which is funded by the Department of Rural and Community Development, the groups to benefit are; Waterville Men’s Shed €2,004 Tralee Men’s Shed €1,200 Listowel Men’s Shed €1,200 Ballyduff Men’s Shed €1,300 […]

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A candlelight vigil in Pearse Park to mark World Suicide Prevention Day.

Candlelight Vigil At Pearse Park To Remember Those Lost To Suicide

September 10, 2019 at 12:30 pm Comments are Disabled

THE annual candlelight vigil to remember those lost to suicide will take place tonight (Tuesday) at 8pm in Pearse Park. Those who have been affected by suicide are encouraged to come down to the Park to remember loved ones. The event is held annually in Tralee on World Suicide Prevention Day, […]

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Gardaí Investigate Incidents Of Criminal Damage

Gardaí Investigate Incidents Of Criminal Damage

September 10, 2019 at 12:08 pm Comments are Disabled

GARDAI in Tralee are appealing for information after a number of incidents of criminal damage in the early hours of Saturday morning. Taking place between 2.45am and 3.45am, the incidents took place at the Spa Road/Ballyrickard area of town. A shed of a house was broken into and a number […]

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Drag Queens Return To Tralee For Show On Culture Night

Drag Queens Return To Tralee For Show On Culture Night

September 10, 2019 at 11:54 am Comments are Disabled

WELL the event in July at Maddens Creative Hub was a sell-out success, so it only makes sense to bring the Queens back for more. Leading drag act, Candy Warhol returns for second show on Culture Night, Friday, September 20, this time in the Ashe Hotel, which promises to be the […]

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Launching the Freshers Fest in the Square on Monday were, Joseph Kavanagh, Petrina Comerford, Helena McMahon, Jason O'Byrne, Paul Ruane, Mary Lucey, Ken Tobin, Dale Drosnan, Ruairi Fry, Tadhg Flynn and David Scott. Photo by Dermot Crean

‘Freshers Fest’ Kicks Off Tonight In The Square

September 10, 2019 at 11:19 am Comments are Disabled

TRALEE is hosting the first ‘Freshers Fest’ this week which will see live bands and DJs perform in the Square on Tuesday and Thursday night, with a ‘Trails of Tralee’ in between on the Wednesday. This brand-new festival will see a stage erected in the ‘festival square’ hosting live acts […]

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Some of the residents of Ballyrickard court on a well deserved relay break from the annual estate tidy up. Missing from photo all the other residents who were still working!

Ballyrickard Residents Take Part In Annual Clean-Up Of Estate

September 10, 2019 at 9:46 am Comments are Disabled

BALLYRICKARD Court residents came out in force again last weekend for the annual estate tidy up. Aided by the lovely weather, residents cleared and tidied up all public areas with several different shifts of residents working long hours around their work schedules to complete the job. “It was a fantastic […]

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Electricial Recycling Drop-Off Day At The Mart

Electricial Recycling Drop-Off Day At The Mart

September 9, 2019 at 4:42 pm Comments are Disabled

THE event last September in Tralee, was the single most successful in the country’s history, according to figures from the European Recycling Platform and later this month you can get rid of unwanted electrical items again for free. If you want to support the environment and de-clutter your home by […]

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Launching the second Kerry County Council’s second Architecture Kerry Festival at Killarney House and Gardens were from left, Cathaoirleach Kerry County Council, Cllr Niall Kelleher, Emer Corridon, Manager Cahernane House, Chief Executive Kerry County Council, Moira Murrell, Bríd Colhoun, Killarney House and Gardens and Victoria McCarthy, Kerry County Council’s Architectural Conservation Officer. Kerry’s architectural heritage and the county’s architectural landscape will be celebrated from 27 to 29 September.A wide range of free events including talks, free guided tours, exhibitions, workshops and family events will take place. Visit www.kerrycoco.ie/AK2019 for further details.Photo:Valerie O’Sullivan/FREE PIC

Second Architecture Kerry Festival To Take Place This Month

September 9, 2019 at 3:48 pm Comments are Disabled

KERRY’S architectural heritage and the county’s architectural landscape will be celebrated during the second annual Architecture Kerry Festival at the end of this month. A wide range of free events including talks, free guided tours, exhibitions, workshops and family events will take place from 27 to 29 September. The aim […]

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Gardaí Investigate Spate Of Burglaries In Past Week

Gardaí Investigate Spate Of Burglaries In Past Week

September 9, 2019 at 3:38 pm Comments are Disabled

GARDAI in Tralee and around the county are investigating a number of burglaries over the past week, with three perpetrated in one night. On Tuesday morning last at about 2.45am on Main Street in Milltown, entry was gained to a business premises via the front door. Meanwhile, in Monavalley Industrial […]

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Cathaoirleach of Kerry County Council, Cllr Niall Kelleher, launched Kerry’s second Mental Health and Wellbeing Fest at Killarney House on Monday  Over 100 events are being arranged at locations across Kerry which focus on and promote the positive mental health and wellbeing of all citizens in the county. Featuring workshops, seminars, coffee mornings, film screenings and a wide range of activities, the Fest will coincide with the annual World Mental Health Day and runs from 5th to 19th October at numerous locations across the county. Also included at the launch were, Rayla Tadjimatova, left Mary Doherty, back row, from left, Pat O’Brien, Kerry Mental Health Association, Lorraine Bowler, Community Development Worker NEWKD, Donagh Hennebry, Resource Officer for Suicide Prevention, Cork-Kerry Community Healthcare with the HSE, Deirdre Hegarty, Health and Wellbeing Officer, Kerry County Council, Mairead O’Sullivan, Education & Training Officer with SKDP.Photo:Valerie O’Sullivan/FREE PIC/ISSUED 09/09/2019

Over 100 Events Planned For Kerry’s Mental Health And Wellbeing Fest

September 9, 2019 at 2:02 pm Comments are Disabled

HUNDREDS of people participated in Kerry’s first ever Health and Wellbeing Week in 2018 and following its enormous success, an interagency committee which is supported by the HSE and Kerry County Council has organised an extended two-week long Mental Health and Wellbeing Fest this year. Over 100 events are being […]

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Cllr Pa Daly Aims To Run For Sinn Féin In Next General Election

September 9, 2019 at 1:23 pm 1 comment

CLLR Pa Daly has confirmed he is seeking to run for Sinn Féin in the next General Election. Earlier this year, Cllr Toireasa Ferris said she would not be running in the next election and with her father Martin announcing his retirement after this term is up, it leaves a […]

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Chris Slavin hand cycling with Cian Horgan on the Listowel-Tarbert leg of her Project Possible challenge. Photo by Poshey Aherne

Chris Leaves Kerry On Handcycling Challenge Around Ireland

September 9, 2019 at 11:58 am Comments are Disabled

AN American para-athlete is travelling around Ireland on her hand cycle and began her epic journey from Killarney on Saturday. Chris Slavin is raising funds for The Ian O’Connell Trust and to raise awareness about spinal injuries. Her ‘Project Possible’ challenge is expected to take about three weeks and she […]

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What an achievement…Catch Doolan, completed the 200km non stop endurance race The Kerry Way Ultra Marathon, 40 hour, non stop Ultra Marathon, traversing the MacGillycuddy's Reeks, Iveragh Peninsula’s ancient trails, and coastal cliffs. It is Ireland’s longest distance trail Route. The not for project Race Director is Eileen Daly.Photos:Valerie O’Sullivan/FREE PIC/ISSUED 08/09/2019

PHOTO GALLERY: An Exhausting Endurance Race On The Kerry Way

September 8, 2019 at 12:24 pm Comments are Disabled

By Valerie O’Sullivan ANOTHER epic weekend of endurance and will power as over 200 Athletes competed in the Kerry Way Ultra competing in the 200km non stop endurance race, in a 40 hour daunting race, traversing the MacGillycuddy’s Reeks, Iveragh Peninsula’s ancient trails, and coastal cliffs. It is Ireland’s longest […]

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Gemma O'Connell, Olivia O'Shea, Anne O'Shea, Male Claire Healy and Deirdre O'Shea at the annual Tony O'Donoghue Memorial Walk on Saturday evening. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: A Walk In The Sun To Remember Tony

September 8, 2019 at 11:14 am Comments are Disabled

BEAUTIFUL sunshine created ideal conditions for the annual Tony O’Donoghue walk from the Blennerville Windmill Car Park on Saturday evening. The dry weather meant an even bigger crowd turned out than last year for the event which has raised in excess of €45,000 for Kerry Hospice in the past five years. […]

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Kerry’s celebrated dancer, David Geaney is Kerry’s 2019 local Culture Night Ambassador. David was in Killarney House Killarney promoting and launching the night in Kerry on Friday September 20th . Pictured L/R David Geaney , Kate Kennelly KCC Arts Office , Mayor of Kerry, Niall Kelliher  , Moira Murrell chief executive of Kerry County Council and Sean Mulchinock KCC Arts Office . 
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PRESS INFO _ Culture Night in Kerry- 2019 Ambassador is David Geaney

Date: 5th September 2019

Kerry’s celebrated dancer, David Geaney is Kerry’s 2019 local Culture Night Ambassador. David will be promoting the night in Kerry on Friday September 20th as Culture Night kicks off right across Ireland between the hours of 5.00 and 11.00pm. 
David has recently returned from the Broadway debut of his dance show ‘Velocity’. As he prepares the schedule for taking that show further afield, David is proudly supporting the Culture Night Kerry programme.

David is delighted to help promote the support of culture locally and is calling out to all ages and especially to young people to check out the programme and take part in an arts event.
He is a strong advocate of culture and art in Kerry and Ireland and as a proud Kerry native, David commented:
‘After being previously involved in Culture Night as an artist, I’m delighted to support and represent this year’s event as Culture Night Ambassador.
Also, as a Kerryman, I’m particularly proud to help raise the profile of Kerry arts and culture. Kerry is an amazing place to live, work and visit and I’m thrilled to be able to help encourage people to experience the diverse arts, cultural activities and heritage links throughout the community’

The variety of events on offer ensures there is something that will appeal to everyone, with, tours, talks, screenings & performances that suit all tastes and ages. Culture Night is an easy-going, relaxed way of enjoying arts and culture locally. In Tralee and Killarney, visitors can go from venue to venue, sampling art, music, film, literature and dance, while from Listowel to Kenmare, Castleisland & Dingle, there are multiple events to choose from across all the art forms. 

Mayor of Kerry, Niall Kelliher commented:
“The breadth of events in this year’s Culture Night programme is fantastic and I recommend everyone to take the opportunity to experience something on Culture Night in Kerry. It’s all free and there really is something for everyone and is a great opportunity to experience the wealth of creativity in County Kerry and a chance to celebrate the imagination and inspiration of our hugely talented artists.”

Remember Culture Night on Friday September 20th. All events are free for the people to enjoy. For more details go to www.culturenight.ie/kerry  or phone 066 7183541

For general information:

www.kerrycoco.ie/arts

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Tralee To Come Alive For Culture Night

September 8, 2019 at 11:08 am Comments are Disabled

CELEBRATED dancer, David Geaney is Kerry’s 2019 local Culture Night Ambassador and was on hand during the past week to launch the event which has a host of things to see and do in Tralee. David will be promoting the night in Kerry on Friday, September 20th as Culture Night […]

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Aishling O'Connell from Tralee at the launch of the Listowel Races last month.

Family Day Kicks Off A Week Of Racing In Listowel

September 7, 2019 at 1:59 pm Comments are Disabled

MUNSTER’S biggest and best Racing Festival – the 7 day Listowel Harvest Races – begins tomorrow and continues until next Saturday. As always, in addition to top quality National Hunt and Flat racing, the Listowel Racing Committee have organised an extensive range of free entertainment, starting with the Kerry Group […]

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The Ivy Terrace/Princes Street junction.

Cllr Wants Better Signage To Direct People To Town Centre

September 7, 2019 at 10:20 am Comments are Disabled

A TRALEE councillor has asked the Council to erect signage at a busy junction to direct traffic and the public to the town centre. Cllr Mikey Sheehy said he had spoken to businesses and they said there is no signage tag the junction of Prince’s St. and Ivy Terrace telling […]

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Council Outlines What Work Needs To Be Done At Flood Risk Areas In Tralee

Council Outlines What Work Needs To Be Done At Flood Risk Areas In Tralee

September 7, 2019 at 9:56 am Comments are Disabled

FLOOD relief measures for parts of the town are still years away from being completed but the Council outlined what is intended to be done at a meeting of Tralee Municipal District last Monday. Cllr. Mikey Sheehy had a motion before the Council that following the extended flooding in September […]

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Tommy Collins speaking  at the Save The Green 50th anniversary celebration on Friday evening. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: 50 Years Of ‘Save The Green’ Celebrated In Town Park

September 7, 2019 at 9:44 am 1 comment

THE Town Park always looks its best when the sun shines, so it was apt that an organisation which has done so much to preserve the town’s most precious asset had fine weather to celebrate a milestone in its history. The Save The Green committee was formed 50 years ago […]

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Know Your Rights: Small Claims Procedure

September 7, 2019 at 9:42 am Comments are Disabled

Know Your Rights has been compiled by Kerry Citizens Information Service which provides a free and confidential service to the public… Question: I am unhappy with the repair work a builder has done to my house, he hasn’t fixed the issue and he refuses to put it right. Do I have […]

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