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  • Seated is retiring teacher Bríd de Rath with daughter Sinead holding her baby Nína, husband Dave and daughter Regina. At back is Deputy Principal of Gaelscoil Mhic Easmainn Olive Uí Ghearáin, Bríd's daughter Ciara and Principal Liam Ó Chonchubhair at the school on Thursday. Photo by Dermot Crean

    PHOTOS: A Very Busy End To The School Year For Gaelscoil Mhic Easmainn

    THE school year at Gaelscoil Mhic Easmainn was a very busy one with a retirement, a graduation and a get-together for the staff the highlights of a hectic week. The school community came together on Thursday to say farewell to Bríd de Rath, a much-loved and respected member of staff […]

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  • Pupils with the Amber Flag at O'Brennan NS.

    O’Brennan NS Earns Its First Amber Flag

    THE folks at O’Brennan NS received the news recently that the school has been awarded its first ever Amber Flag. The Amber Flag initiative is an initiative run by Pieta House which recognises the individual efforts of primary and secondary schools, youth reach, third level institutions, community groups, clubs and […]

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  • Know Your Rights: What You Need To Know About Owning A Dog

    Know Your Rights: What You Need To Know About Owning A Dog

    Know Your Rights has been compiled by Kerry Citizens Information Service which provides a free and confidential service to the public… Owning a dog is a big commitment. If you own a dog, the dog is your responsibility. You must have a dog licence and get your dog microchipped. There […]

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    Sponsored: Amazing Laser Hair Removal Offer At The CHRC

    UNWANTED hair is such an issue for both males and females so why not get Summer ready with our medical-grade laser hair removal at CHRC and avail of our fantastic June offer of 50% off for underarm and bikini for only €75, normally €150. If you are tired of waxing, […]

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  • Finnegan On Films: Some Movies Celebrating Their Anniversary Release In June

    Finnegan On Films: Some Movies Celebrating Their Anniversary Release In June

    Our movie guy, James Finnegan, takes a look at some movies which celebrate their anniversary releases in June… Thanks to GAA and the European Soccer Championship there are very few films on RTE this weekend, so I am going to look at June releases through the years. Would you believe […]

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The new Cathaoirleach of Kerry County Council, Cllr Breándán Fitzgerald.

New Cathaoirleach Elected At Kerry County Council

June 21, 2024 at 12:47 pm 0 comments

FIANNA Fáil county councillor, Breandán Fitzgerald, has been elected Cathaoirleach of Kerry County Council at its Annual Meeting at County Buildings in Tralee today. Cllr Fitzgerald, who has been a member of Kerry County Council since 2019, represents the Local Electoral Area of Corca Dhuibhne. A native of Dingle and […]

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MTU Cork Athletics Club members and MTU staff celebrating the partnership with H2Compliance as newly unveiled sponsors of the Munster Technological University Athletics Club. Photographed at the MTU Arena, Bishopstown Campus, Cork, Tuesday 18 June 2024. Photo Joleen Cronin

MTU Announces New Sponsor For Athletics Club

June 21, 2024 at 11:28 am 0 comments

MUNSTER Technological University (MTU) has announced that H2 Compliance will sponsor the MTU Athletics Club for the 2024/25 academic year. The company, which is a consulting firm that provides tailored solutions for chemical and environmental compliance, will provide the club with financial support which will be directed towards its facilities […]

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Mr McSweeney's Sixth Class pupils.

PHOTOS: From Scoil Eoin Juniors To Sixth Class Graduates In The Blink Of An Eye

June 21, 2024 at 11:10 am 0 comments

HOW they’ve grown up. Eight years of primary school is coming to an end for pupils from Scoil Eoin Balloonagh’s three sixth classes, as they graduated yesterday to embark on the next step in their educational journey. The sports hall was packed on Thursday as families gathered for the emotional […]

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All Welcome To Annual Mass At Rath Cemetery Next Month

All Welcome To Annual Mass At Rath Cemetery Next Month

June 21, 2024 at 10:00 am 0 comments

THE annual Mass at Rath Cemetery will take place on Wednesday, July 10, at 7.30pm. The Mass draws large crowds every year and the Rathass Graveyard Committee are asking families to attend to the graves of loved ones prior to the event. As always, a large number of clergy will […]

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PHOTOS: Parnells Teams Look Forward To Féile Adventure On Saturday

PHOTOS: Parnells Teams Look Forward To Féile Adventure On Saturday

June 21, 2024 at 9:45 am 0 comments

NOT long now until another historic day for Tralee Parnells hurling and camogie club as they prepare to send two teams to the annual Féile na nGael competition. Having won the Division 1 Kerry Féile competitions earlier this year, both the hurling and camogie teams will take to the fields […]

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Teacher Muireann McCoy with pupils in front of the mural at St John's Parochial School on Thursday morning. Photo by Dermot Crean

St John’s Parochial School Pupils Complete Mural In Time For Holidays

June 20, 2024 at 4:02 pm 0 comments

IT’S been an exciting week for pupils at St John’s Parochial School, Ashe Street. Not only were they getting their summer holidays on Thursday afternoon, but they also finished their wonderful mural in time for the sixth class pupils to see it before they left the school for the last […]

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Guests at the event to mark World Refugee Day. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: TIRC Hosts Event To Mark World Refugee Day

June 20, 2024 at 3:10 pm 0 comments

TRALEE International Resource Centre (TIRC) hosted an event during Thursday lunchtime to mark World Refugee Day – a day to honour refugees around the world. It is the international day designated by the United Nations to celebrate the courage of those forced to flee their homes. This year the focus […]

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The Dig Tralee archaeological project underway last week at the hillfort site at Knockanacuig, The Kerries on the outskirts of Tralee. Photo by Dermot Crean

Heritage Projects In Kerry To Share €148,000 In Funding

June 20, 2024 at 3:04 pm 0 comments

THE Heritage Council has provided €148,000 in funding for nine heritage projects in Kerry. The Heritage Council grants include funding for a historical survery of buildings in Tralee,  and for the Knockanacuig Community Archaeology Project located just outside Tralee (see full list below). Minister for Education and Kerry T.D. Norma Foley has […]

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Get Set For 43rd Blennerville Horse And Pony Agricultural Show

Get Set For 43rd Blennerville Horse And Pony Agricultural Show

June 20, 2024 at 10:00 am 0 comments

PREPARATIONS are being made for the 43rd Blennerville Horse and Pony Agricultural Show which will take place on Sunday, July 14. This will be the third show to be held in the new showgrounds in Ballymacthomas, Ballymacelligott. Building on the success of previous shows, this year will see Ponies, Horses, Cattle, and […]

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Billy Ryle at the Fenit Christmas Swim back in December.

Billy Wants You To Join Him For A ‘Dip At Dawn’ In Aid Of Vision Ireland

June 19, 2024 at 10:35 am 0 comments

A TRALEE man is inviting people to the “Dip at Dawn” fundraiser at Locke’s Beach, Fenit at 5am on Friday next, June 21. Billy Ryle wants the public to go along to celebrate the Summer Solstice and dip, splash, swim or paddle with the thousands of people across the world […]

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The Kerry U13 girls soccer squad with coaches at The Muckross Park Hotel at the weekend.

Muckross Park Hotel Lays On Celebration For Successful Kerry U13 Girls Soccer Squad

June 19, 2024 at 9:08 am 0 comments

THE Kerry U13 Girls Soccer Team celebrated their recent All Ireland success at the Muckross Park Hotel at the weekend. The girls — which included players from St Brendan’s Park FC and Tralee Dynamos — defeated Cavan/Monaghan 3-2 in the SFAI U13 Inter County Shield Final in Kilkenny last month […]

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Principal of Flemby Ballymacelligott NS Deirdre Harty with Anastasia, Jack Farren, Sophie McKenna and Conor McCarthy on Graduation Day at the school. Photo by Dermot Crean

Graduation Evening For Flemby NS Pupils During Exciting Times For The School

June 19, 2024 at 9:08 am 0 comments

FAMILIES gathered on a sunny Tuesday evening at Flemby Ballymacelligott NS to see the graduation of three pupils from the school. It was a special time for Conor McCarthy, Jack Farren, and Sophie McKenna who received their graduation hoodies as they prepare to move on to secondary school. Chairperson Bridget […]

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Tralee Boxing Club News

Tralee Boxing Club News

June 19, 2024 at 9:06 am 0 comments

Tralee Boxing Club would like to extend our heartfelt gratitude to Kerry County Council for their generous contribution through the Community Support Fund 2024. This funding will be instrumental in purchasing much-needed equipment to accommodate the growing demand for our diverse range of classes. Our offerings include classes for children […]

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Repro Free : Féile na mBláth Park Festival is fighting fit for  Friday the 28th through to Sunday 30th of June :
 Pictured at the Launch in Tralee's town park were : , Robby Rother , Sandara Leahy ,  Eamon Cunningham KCC , Terry O'Brian Mayor of Tralee , Ronan Deasy Kerry Group and Claudia Kohler  . 
and at the back were puppeteers Poppy Smith 13 from Castleisland and Ella Gethin 16 from Tralee . 
This year’s Féile na mBláth at the Park Festival returns for its 19th year and a little later than usual due to the local area elections. The festival will run from Friday the 28th through to Sunday 30th of June in the Tralee Town Park.  Thanks to Kerry County Council – Tralee Municipal District, entry to the festival and its events will once again be 100% Free. 
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Féile na mBláth Park Festival is fighting fit this June

This year’s Féile na mBláth at the Park Festival returns for its 19th year and a little later than usual due to the local area elections. The festival will run from Friday the 28th through to Sunday 30th of June in the Tralee Town Park.  Thanks to Kerry County Council – Tralee Municipal District, entry to the festival and its events will once again be 100% Free. 
The launch of the festival will take place on Friday following the election of the new Mayor of Tralee in the Chamber buildings. There will be an afternoon of music and food with a ‘Matilda the Musical Sing-a-long’ Cinema evening in the Kerry Group Marquee to celebrate the start of the School holidays.
The festival will be fighting fit this year with the welcome return of Déise Medieval with over thirty warriors and reenactors with their tented village which will be manned by experienced reenactors from around Ireland. All participants will dress, live and work in an authentic recreation of Viking life. Authentic cooking is done over the open fire and all the re-enactors are friendly (in the most part!) and very experienced in demonstrations and will present a number of Battles for Tralee during their stay in the Park. 
Saturday is the United Nationals ‘Tropics Day’ and a host of activities are planned for all the family to get involved with including the weekly Park Runs, Flower Demonstrations by Tralee Flower & Garden Club, Emergency Services, Juggling workshops, Drum Circles, Pipe Band Performances and a ‘Creatable Inflatable Parade’ rounding off the evening with an evening of Set and Céilí Dancing until late.
Sunday morning will kick off with the traditional morning Mass followed by Music Generation Kerry & Sempre Strings. The Festival will celebrate International Parliamentarism Day with a chance for the public to meet and chat with your newly elected Councillors in the Tralee LEA. Beidh ‘Pop Up Gaeltacht’ mar chuid d’Fhéile na Bhláth í mbliana. Buail isteach I gcóir comhrá nó cúpla focal (Fáilte roimh gah leibhéal). Local Performing Arts Group will showcase their talents, the Traditional Dog Show later in the afternoon and of course the centrepiece of Féile na mBláth is the Tralee Flower & Garden Club Competitions in the Flower Marquee with the Prizegiving later Sunday evening.
Daily visitors to the festival are being encouraged to Cycle, Park ‘N’ Charge along with being conscious to re-cycling & reuse when travelling to, from and while at the Festival. There will be the traditional Food and Craft Stalls as well as Art in the Park, Tralee Community Garden workshops & Meitheal, free entry to Kerry County Museum with a presentation of ‘The Last Prince’, Bouncy Castles, Small Kids Amusements and much more. 
Further information on all events can be seen on www.festivaltralee.com or the Festivals Facebook Page @parkfestivaltralee
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FURTHER INFO: Contact – Bryan Carr (Event Coordinator) 086 8389771 bryancarr7@live.com

Féile na mBláth Fun Returns To Tralee This Month

June 18, 2024 at 8:26 pm 0 comments

THIS year’s Féile na mBláth at the Park Festival returns for its 19th year from Friday , June 28 to Sunday, June  30 in the Tralee Town Park. Thanks to Kerry County Council – Tralee Municipal District, entry to the festival and its events will once again be 100% free. The […]

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Joseph Curtain (right) enjoying the Clay Creation Workshop with Tralee Pottery Club owner Amy Smith at Collis Sandes House Tralee as part of the Cruinniú na nÓg  events day - Photo by Mark O'Sullivan

PHOTOS: Well-Attended Events For Cruinniú na nÓg In Tralee

June 18, 2024 at 2:29 pm 0 comments

FOLLOWING on from last year’s resounding success, Cruinniú na nÓg 2024 took place last Saturday with events all over the county. Creative Ireland along with Kerry County Council’s Arts Office coordinated and programmed over 70 free creative workshops and events throughout Kerry for children and young people from ages one […]

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Valentia Island Development Company and the Valentia Transatlantic Cable Foundation, in partnership with Kerry County Council,  were delighted to welcome a delegation from Newfoundland who are visiting Valentia as part of the UNESCO Heritage project. The delegation led by the Honourable Steve Crocker, left,  Minister of Tourism, Culture, Arts and Recreation and also included a number of his officials and members of the local community from the town of Hearts Content. This is a return visit as Hearts Content has received a delegation from Kerry in August of 2023. With the Minister outgoing Cathaoirleach Kenmare Municipal District, Helen Barry-O'Connor,  Deirdre Murphy, Kerry County Council, Leonard Hobbs, Chairman Valentia Cable Project,  Scott Andrew, Newfoundland Delegation, Siobhan Griffin, Kerry County Council, Niamh O'Sullivan, Kerry County Council, Gerry Osmond, Assistant Minister Arts, Culture and Heritage, John Knightly, Valentia Cable Project. Photo: Valerie O'Sullivan/FREE PICS***

Newfoundland Delegation In Valentia To Discuss Transatlantic Cable Project

June 18, 2024 at 1:03 pm 0 comments

THE Valentia Island Development Company and the Valentia Transatlantic Cable Foundation, in partnership with Kerry County Council,  were delighted this week to welcome a delegation from Newfoundland who are visiting Valentia as part of the UNESCO Heritage project. The delegation was led by the Honourable Steve Crocker, Minister of Tourism, Culture, Arts and […]

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Anluan Dunne with Green Party Leader Eamon Ryan at Tralee Courthouse earlier this month.

Local Green Party Member Pays Tribute To Eamon Ryan

June 18, 2024 at 12:40 pm 0 comments

A LOCAL Green Party member has paid tribute to Eamon Ryan who is stepping down as leader of the Green Party. Ryan is expected to continue as Minister for Transport, Climate, Environment and Communications when he steps down as leader of the Green Party after a cabinet meeting this morning. […]

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Paula Brassil (seated second from left) at her retirement  function with daughter Laura, husband Maurice and son Billy. At back is Harry McCann, Pat Costello, Mary Costello, Rachel McCann, Bryan Costello and Emma Costello at Paula's retirement function at Lotties at The Ashe Hotel on Friday evening. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Paula Says Farewell To Moyderwell School After 25 Years

June 18, 2024 at 12:00 pm 0 comments

WITH the primary school year coming to a close, it’s inevitable that many teachers are coming to that time when they decide to ‘hang up the chalk’. This is the case for Paula Brassil of Moyderwell Mercy Primary School, who retires after 25 years in the school. Around 70 people […]

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Pupils from 3rd-6th Class,   Fybough National School, Castlemaine, Co. Kerry who won the Community Champions award for their classroom business,  Photo Buddies as part of  the Junior Entrepreneur Programme 2024.  The pupils invested in Photo Buddies to photograph local beauty spots and create mounted original prints for sale.   The pupils are pictured with teacher Eileen Lovett and Principal Vanessa Clifford with some of their photographs near the foot of Caherconree and Bartregaum mountains. Photo: Jerry Kennelly | NO REPRODUCTION FEE

Kerry School Wins ‘Community Champions’ Category In Junior Entrepreneur Programme Awards

June 18, 2024 at 11:15 am 0 comments

THIRD to sixth class in Fybough National School, Castlemaine, received the Community Champions Award for their JEP business, Photo Buddies, in the All-Island Junior Entrepreneur Programme Awards announced today. Glenderry NS, Kilgarvan NS and Gaelscoil Mhic Easmainn also made the Top 30 in the programme this year. Fybough N teacher, […]

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The new N69 Listowel Bypass opens today.

New N69 Listowel Bypass Opens To Traffic From This Afternoon

June 18, 2024 at 10:32 am 0 comments

THE new N69 Listowel Bypass will be fully opened to traffic for the first time this afternoon. The road development consists of the realignment of a section of the N69 and is approximately 6km in length. The €61m scheme includes approximately 4km of a new single carriageway and approximately 2.5km […]

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The official opening of the new gym at Kerins O'Rahillys Clubhouse.

New Gym Opens At Kerins O’Rahillys GAA Club

June 17, 2024 at 3:56 pm 0 comments

KERINS O’Rahillys GAA Club has transformed its upstairs function room into a new gym. The official opening in The Healy Room took place on Saturday evening, performed by the late Pat Healy’s daughters Kay and Roisin in the presence of club president Richard Walsh, club chairman Oliver Molloy, Mayor of […]

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Repro Free : This year’s Benetti Menswear Rose Escorts spent a weekend in Kerry where they undertook a number of physical and mental challenges to prepare them for the Rose of Tralee International Festival in Tralee, Co Kerry, this August. Thar arrived to the Meadowlands Hotel in Tralee and ended up on Banna Beach running , Jumping , swimming and having the crack . Pictured getting all set were : Escorts James Burke from Mayo and Daithi O'Sullivan from South Kerry . 
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PHOTOS: Rose Escorts Enjoy Boot Camp At The Weekend

June 17, 2024 at 3:32 pm 0 comments

THE Rose Escorts had a very active weekend in the Tralee area taking part in a special boot camp. The 32 Benetti Menswear Escorts have been chosen for this year’s Rose of Tralee International Festival and they took to the beach in Banna for a number of physical and mental challenges. They […]

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Tralee Golf Club News

Tralee Golf Club News

June 17, 2024 at 2:45 pm 0 comments

16th June MC6 Lady Captain Karen’s Prize to the Men Sponsor Kerry Group 1 Alan M. O’Sullivan 44 pts (09) Overall Winner 2 Mark Sheehy 42 pts (11) Overall Runner-Up 3 Brian O’Leary 41 pts (10) Overall 3rd Best Gross: Maurice G O’ Connor 35 pts Division 1: 1. Kieran […]

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The Glanageenty Loopers will be taking on a run from Bray to Valentia from next Saturday.

Glanageenty Loopers To Run From Bray To Valentia In Aid Of Kerry Hospice

June 16, 2024 at 12:26 pm Comments are Disabled

THE ‘Glanageenty Loopers’ are entering a relay team to run from Bray Head, Co. Wicklow to Bray Head to Valentia Island while also raising funds for Kerry Hospice. This race will take place over an 8-day period from Saturday, June 22 to Sunday, June 30. Brian Byrne is a founding member of the […]

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15 June 2024; Hannah O'Donoghue of Kerry celebrates after scoring her side's first goal during the TG4 All-Ireland Ladies Football Senior Championship Round 2 match between Kerry and Waterford at Fitzgerald Stadium in Killarney, Kerry. Photo by Michael P Ryan/Sportsfile *** NO REPRODUCTION FEE ***

PHOTOS/REPORT: Emphatic Win For Kerry As They Secure Quarter-Final Place

June 16, 2024 at 12:12 pm Comments are Disabled

Dan Kearney reports on the TG4 All-Ireland SFC clash in Killarney on Saturday… Kerry 4-13 Waterford 0-9 Kerry secured their quarter final place in the race for the TG4 All-Ireland SFC as they eased to a 16-point victory over Waterford at Fitzgerald Stadium in a one-sided encounter. Kerry, playing with […]

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Aidan Ennis is climbing mountains in Kerry this week.

Aidan To Scale The Heights Of Kerry This Week For Charity

June 15, 2024 at 11:55 am Comments are Disabled

THE people of Kerry are being urged to come out in force to support one of Ireland’s best known endurance athletes as he finishes an ambitious challenge he set himself to help a small Irish charity working in Kenya. 56-year-old Aidan Ennis put a plan in place to climb all […]

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Know Your Rights: Child Abuse And Child Protection

Know Your Rights: Child Abuse And Child Protection

June 15, 2024 at 11:29 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… Ciara O’Gorman, Development Manager with South Munster Citizens Information Service spoke recently about the issue of child abuse and child protection in the State. Under the Children First Act […]

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Sponsored: A Summer Sizzler Of An Offer At CHRC

Sponsored: A Summer Sizzler Of An Offer At CHRC

June 15, 2024 at 11:29 am Comments are Disabled

CHRC currently have ‘Summer Sizzler’ offer on two body areas of your choice for the month of June, if you would like to tighten and tone for the summer season. Our special ‘Summer Sizzler’ is priced at just €100 per session, for two areas of your choice (normally €310!). CHRC […]

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Finnegan On Films: Cult War Movie And Scorcese Classic On The Box

Finnegan On Films: Cult War Movie And Scorcese Classic On The Box

June 15, 2024 at 11:28 am Comments are Disabled

Our movie guy, James Finnegan, has a couple of good recommendations for you viewing pleasure on the box today… Kelly’s Heroes (Saturday 3pm RTE1) is in a rather limited genre, that of comedy war film. A rag bag collection of World War Two American soldiers decide to rob a bank […]

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Here’s The Kerry Side To Face Waterford In Killarney On Saturday

Here’s The Kerry Side To Face Waterford In Killarney On Saturday

June 14, 2024 at 3:47 pm Comments are Disabled

THE Kerry ladies are in action again this weekend, hoping to go one better than the draw last Sunday against Donegal. Waterford provide the opposition at home at Fitzgerald Stadium, Killarney, in the TG4 Senior All-Ireland Championship. It’s hoped for a good crowd tomorrow (Saturday) for the 3pm throw-in, but if […]

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