Entertainment

Launching the Tralee Community Rose event were John Griffin, Meadowlands Hotel, Kathleen Collins, Recovery Haven Kerry, Suzan O'Gara, Kerry Rose Centre Coordinator, Édaein O'Connell, 2022 Kerry Rose

Entrants Invited For Kerry Community Rose Selections In March

February 7, 2023 at 12:22 pm 0 comments

THE 2023 Kerry Community Rose Selections were officially launched this week at the Meadowlands Hotel, Tralee, with the announcement that Recovery Haven Kerry will benefit from funds raised at the first official Tralee Community Rose Selection. This will take place on March 12 in the Meadowlands Hotel, with seven other Community […]

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Tadhg O'Regan Ciara Prendeville, Chris Carmody, David Hobbert

‘A Queen’s Speech’ Returns To The Stage In Milltown

February 7, 2023 at 11:35 am 0 comments

A POPULAR play makes a return to the stage this month when Mike O’Halloran brings ‘A Queen’s Speech’ to the Community Hall (Muintir Na Tire Hall) in Milltown. ‘A Queen’s Speech’ was first performed back in 2015 and has toured widely including in Siamsa Tire, St John’s Listowel, Abbeydorney, Glenflesk, […]

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All at Down Syndrome Kerry are looking forward to 'Stars In Their Eyes' next month. Photo by Dermot Crean

‘Stars In Their Eyes’ Fundraiser For Down Syndrome Kerry

February 4, 2023 at 9:46 am 0 comments

DOWN Syndrome Kerry is hosting a huge celebration and representation of the entire county of Kerry and their members in one location for the first time. Stars In Their Eyes will see young adults with Down syndrome, their families and friends take to the stage to showcase their wonderful talents […]

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Finnegan On Films: A Timely Celebration Of 30 Years Of ‘Groundhog Day’

Finnegan On Films: A Timely Celebration Of 30 Years Of ‘Groundhog Day’

February 4, 2023 at 9:20 am 0 comments

James Finnegan takes a look back at the classic comedy, Groundhog Day, which saw it’s premiere 30 years ago today… “Nobody knows anything…Not one person in the entire motion picture field knows for a certainty what’s going to work. Every time out it’s a guess and, if you’re lucky, an […]

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‘Retrospective’ Promises To Be A Great Night At The Greyhound

‘Retrospective’ Promises To Be A Great Night At The Greyhound

February 2, 2023 at 9:53 am 0 comments

THERE’S still tickets available for the hottest gig of the weekend in Tralee when renowned DJs play a night of 90s and 00s dance music at The Greyhound Bar. ‘Retrospective’ will see Mark Kavanagh and Eibhlin take to the decks on this Saturday, February 4 at the Pembroke Street venue. […]

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Leanne Fitzgeralds and Ben Escorio in Don Pasquale. Photo: Pat Redmond

Lixnaw Native Leanne Looks Forward To Performing In ‘Don Pasquale’ On Siamsa Stage

January 31, 2023 at 8:59 am Comments are Disabled

A LIXNAW native says she’s looking forward to coming back to performing on the Siamsa stage on when the acclaimed ‘Don Pasquale’ comes to Tralee on February 11. Mezzo-soprano Leanne Fitzgerald has her family to credit for her artistic upbringing. Having an Irish dancing master for a grandmother and a […]

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Victoria Kennefick.

Literary Evenings Return To The Rose Hotel This Spring

January 28, 2023 at 10:17 am Comments are Disabled

THE Rose Hotel will presents a series of free literary evenings with special guests this February and March. The Rose Hotel will host three evenings designed to inspire, educate and celebrate language this spring to bring some literary light into our lives. Starting on Tuesday, February 7, children’s author, Emma […]

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Finnegan On Films: An English Theme After A Great Week For Irish Film

Finnegan On Films: An English Theme After A Great Week For Irish Film

January 28, 2023 at 10:15 am Comments are Disabled

Our movie guy, James Finnegan, on some decent films on the box tonight for your viewing pleasure… In what has been an extraordinary week for Irish Film with multiple Academy Award nominations across the categories, it seems ironic that there is a distinctly English tone to today’s film offerings on […]

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Members of the Chinese community in Tralee with Tralee Chamber CEO Collette O'Connor and President Nathan McDonnell at the launch of the Tralee Chinese New Year Festival on Tuesday morning. Photo by Dermot Crean

Enjoy The Sights And Sounds Of China In The Square This Saturday Afternoon

January 27, 2023 at 10:54 am Comments are Disabled

DON’T forget to call down to The Square this Saturday when a dreary January day will be livened up with the sights and sounds all things Chinese. It’s all to celebrate the Chinese New Year with the local community from China and Malaysia will bring colour to the area as […]

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PHOTOS: Superb Art On Show At New Exhibition In Kerry County Museum

PHOTOS: Superb Art On Show At New Exhibition In Kerry County Museum

January 27, 2023 at 10:12 am Comments are Disabled

THERE was a great turnout at Kerry County Museum on Thursday evening as the Art in the Park artists, in association with Tralee Chamber Alliance, showcased their works. Their Off The Rails exhibition is titled ‘Our Creative Identities’ and Tralee Chamber President Nathan McDonnell was on hand to officially open […]

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Renowned DJs Mark Kavanagh And Eibhlin For Greyhound Bar Gig

Renowned DJs Mark Kavanagh And Eibhlin For Greyhound Bar Gig

January 25, 2023 at 9:41 am Comments are Disabled

THE new February Bank Holiday weekend will see renowned DJs at a night of 90s and 00s dance music at The Greyhound Bar. ‘Retrospective’ will see Mark Kavanagh and Eibhlin take to the decks on Saturday, February 4 at the Pembroke Street venue. They’ll be joined by Dollar, Cian Shields […]

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Art In The Park Artists Exhibition To Open At Kerry County Museum

Art In The Park Artists Exhibition To Open At Kerry County Museum

January 23, 2023 at 3:24 pm Comments are Disabled

ART in the Park artists, in association with Tralee Chamber Alliance, will showcase their artworks for their Off the Rails exhibition titled ‘Our Creative Identities’, in Kerry County Museum, opening on this Thursday, January 26, at 6pm. This year artists were asked to produce work that reflected their own styles […]

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Finnegan On Films: Pets, Rebellion And Cool Tunes On TV Tonight

Finnegan On Films: Pets, Rebellion And Cool Tunes On TV Tonight

January 21, 2023 at 10:23 am Comments are Disabled

Our movie guy, James Finnegan, picks three very different films on the box tonight… I MUST immediately make an admission – I love The Secret Life of Pets (Saturday 6.35pm RTE1), not because it is one of the greatest films of all time, but because it is the first film […]

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Cast members of Mercy Mounthawk's 'High School Musical', Sarah Brett, Conor Breen, Lily Parker, Gearóid Meehan, Sinead Carr and Eoin Griffin at Siamsa Tíre on Wednesday night. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: A ‘High School Musical’ Treat From Mounthawk Students At Siamsa Tíre

January 19, 2023 at 10:03 am Comments are Disabled

AUDIENCES at a sold-out Siamsa Tíre were highly entertained last night as the latest production from Mercy Mounthawk students began a four night run. Months of hard work paid off for the students who gave wonderful performances in the popular ‘High School Musical’. Auditions were held as far back as […]

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Leanne Hennessy

The Stag & Doe Music Sessions Find A New Tralee Home

January 18, 2023 at 4:47 pm Comments are Disabled

THE Stag & Doe Sessions are returning to Tralee in a new venue next month after a break of over three years. The Greyhound Bar will host the line-up of original music artists with the first session  starting on February 10.  The sessions were a great addition to the town’s […]

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Shane Finn and Rebecca Hoban Owners of Outwest Clothing in Dingle

‘Moving West’ TV Show To Focus On Kerry Next Week

January 18, 2023 at 11:14 am Comments are Disabled

A NUMBER of Kerry people will feature in the new series of ‘Moving West’ on TG4 which begins this month. Shot against the backdrop of the unique natural beauty and culture of the west, this series puts a spotlight on Donegal, Sligo, Mayo, Galway, Kerry and a special episode on […]

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Launching the event at Siamsa Tíre were Dr Susan Motherway (Lecturer, MTU), Tadhg O'Shea (Lecturer, MTU), Karen Trench (Listowel), Muiris O'Laoire (Lecturer, MTU), and Gabriel Fitzmaurice (writer, poet from Moyvane). Photo by Dominick Walsh

Song, Drama, Poetry And Reading Performances In Siamsa As Part Of Civil War Conference

January 17, 2023 at 9:53 am Comments are Disabled

A SPECIAL commemorative concert marking the centenary of the Civil War in Kerry will take place at Siamsa Tíre in Tralee next month as part of the programme of events for a three-day conference on the conflict in the county and beyond. ‘Their Memory Will Endure’ is a concert of song, […]

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A Fun Night In The Meadowlands To Help Tralee Branch Of Irish Guide Dogs For The Blind

A Fun Night In The Meadowlands To Help Tralee Branch Of Irish Guide Dogs For The Blind

January 16, 2023 at 10:42 am Comments are Disabled

THE Irish Guide Dogs for the Blind (IGDB) Tralee Branch has announced that their ‘Puppy Love’  Valentine’s Dance fundraiser will take place on Friday, February 10 in The Meadowlands Hotel, Tralee. It’s an opportunity to enjoy a night of music, dancing and more while supporting the charity.  With live music […]

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Dag Drozdek, Daria Drozdek and Gay Kupiec at the opening of the Tralee Art Group 'Past, Present and Beyond' exhibition on Thursday evening. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Exhibition Celebrates Over 40 Years Of Tralee Art Group

January 14, 2023 at 10:49 am Comments are Disabled

DESPITE the wind and rain, there was a very good turnout at Siamsa Tíre on Thursday evening for the opening of an exhibition to celebrate over 40 years of Tralee Art Group (TAG). The fantastic exhibition features 67 works of art from a large number of artists involved in the […]

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Tickets Almost Sold Out For Mercy Mounthawk’s ‘High School Musical’

Tickets Almost Sold Out For Mercy Mounthawk’s ‘High School Musical’

January 14, 2023 at 10:49 am Comments are Disabled

FOLLOWING last year’s ‘The Importance Of Being Earnest’, the students from Mercy Mounthawk will take part in a more modern production on the Siamsa Tíre stage next week. ‘High School Musical’ will take place from Wednesday to Saturday at 8pm nightly, but there’s only a handful of tickets left between […]

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Finnegan On Films: Superior, Slapstick Comedy And Some Cruise Action On The Box

Finnegan On Films: Superior, Slapstick Comedy And Some Cruise Action On The Box

January 14, 2023 at 10:47 am Comments are Disabled

Our movie guy, James Finnegan, on a mix of film genres on the box tonight… In My Spy (Saturday 6.35pm RTE1), Dave Baustista stars as Special Forces operative turned spy, JJ, tasked with covert surveillance of Kate (Parisa Fitz-Henley), the sister in law of a wanted terrorist. JJ has many […]

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Cathal Flaherty (left) with Patrick Kelly who have formed Fake Friends.

Radio Kerry DJ Releases New Single As Part Of New Duo Fake Friends

January 12, 2023 at 9:34 am Comments are Disabled

A NEW band featuring well-known Radio Kerry DJ and musician has just released their first single. Fake Friends are described as an indie rock duo consisting of Cathal Flaherty from Killarney and Patrick Kelly of Carlow who formed in March 2020.  Cathal had a very successful few years as a […]

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Nicole O'Connor, Julia Lehane, Lily Ryan, Gemma Walsh, Sandra Kojic and Ephrata Yosef at the CH Tralee Christmas Party in Ballygarry House Hotel on Saturday night. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Belated Christmas Party Fun For CH Tralee And Lee Strand Staff

January 10, 2023 at 11:41 am Comments are Disabled

WHILE January is a usually a time for social hibernation, there was some unfinished party business for two well-known Tralee companies at the weekend. Lee Strand staff gathered in Lotties at The Ashe Hotel on Saturday night for their Christmas party which was due to be held before Christmas, but […]

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The 'Lion and Dragon Ritual' performers in The Square on Saturday. Photo by Dermot Crean

Chamber Plans Chinese New Year Celebrations Later This Month

January 10, 2023 at 10:34 am Comments are Disabled

TRALEE Chamber is planning to bring back Chinese New Year celebrations for the town later this month. They last held a festival to mark the event back in 2020, which proved an entertaining success with parades and events held over the course of two weekends. This year’s Chinese New Year […]

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Tralee Art Group members, Sinead O'Shea, Sian Roycroft, Judy Costelloe, Paudie Lynch arriving with their works for the Past, Present and Beyond Exhibition at Siamsa Tire, opening Thursday, January 12th.

Tralee Art Group Celebrates ‘Past, Present And Beyond’ With Exhibition

January 9, 2023 at 12:55 pm Comments are Disabled

TRALEE Art Group will celebrate over 40 years in existence with an exhibition of works at Siamsa Tire Gallery, Tralee this month. This momentous exhibition, which opens on January 12, will comprise a wonderful collection of works, in a variety of media, created by members, to celebrate and capture their […]

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Naoise Mac Gearailt.

West Kerry Man To Appear On New TG4 Series

January 9, 2023 at 12:29 pm Comments are Disabled

A KERRY man is to appear on a new series on TG4 in which cameras visit four Irish universities to give a unique insight into the fun, the pressures, the joys and tribulations of university life in Ireland today. In the first episode of ‘Céim Chun Cinn’ Naoise Mac Gearailt from […]

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Finnegan On Films: A Romantic Classic And Comedy Gems On The Box

Finnegan On Films: A Romantic Classic And Comedy Gems On The Box

January 7, 2023 at 10:45 am Comments are Disabled

Our movie guy, James Finnegan, wishes all readers a Happy New Year and hopes for a memorable year of film watching in 2023… In Dr Seuss’ The Lorax (Saturday 12.35pm TG4), 12 year old Ted Wiggins (voiced by Zac Efron) lives in Thneedville, a walled city where all vegetation and plant life […]

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PHOTOS: #Tralee On Social Media Over Christmas

PHOTOS: #Tralee On Social Media Over Christmas

January 2, 2023 at 12:28 pm Comments are Disabled

Every week we compile photos of Tralee and beyond posted on Twitter and Instagram. If you’d like a photo to feature, just tag #Tralee or #TraleeToday and we’ll see it… A few images from Dominik… Dziękuję @irishdominicans z Tralee za gościnę! #ireland #irlandia🇮🇪 #ireland🇮🇪 #irlandia #irlanda #tralee #traleetoday pic.twitter.com/6j3TGuBGTM — Dominik […]

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Finnegan On Films: Movies To Watch On TV Over The New Year Bank Holiday Weekend

Finnegan On Films: Movies To Watch On TV Over The New Year Bank Holiday Weekend

December 31, 2022 at 11:06 am Comments are Disabled

Our movie guy, James Finnegan, gives a last rummage through the film selection box and picks a few flicks to watch over the next couple of days… Steven Spielberg directs War Horse (New Year’s Eve 2.55pm RTE2), the big screen adaptation of the book by Michael Morpurgo. Set during World […]

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The Square. Photo by Dermot Crean

A Few Things To Do Over Christmas And St Stephen’s Day

December 24, 2022 at 9:24 am Comments are Disabled

Have a great Christmas everyone! If you get bored over the next few days, here’s a few things to see or participate in…   1. Enjoy the Christmas Eve atmosphere… Christmas Eve is always a lovely day in the town centre as everyone is relaxed and has already done their shopping […]

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