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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

June 22, 2024 at 11:44 am 0 comments

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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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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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 Comments are Disabled

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 Comments are Disabled

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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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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Pa Sheehy

Great Line-Up For New Arts And Culture Festival In Tralee This July

June 14, 2024 at 12:01 pm Comments are Disabled

A NEW arts and cultural festival will take place in Tralee this July featuring a host of music acts and literary and theatre event. Adam will take place July 12-14 and will see a variety of artistic acts, from writers, poets and playwrights to spoken word artists and singers. Guests […]

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Children at a Cruinniú na nÓg event in 2023.

Loads Of Events For Young People During Cruinniú Na nÓg On Saturday

June 14, 2024 at 11:28 am Comments are Disabled

CRUINNIÚ na nÓg – the day of free creativity for children and young people takes place this Saturday, June 15, and there’s a host of free events in Tralee. While some of the events are booked out, there’s still a few you can head to if you book the free […]

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McCaffreys Bar

A ‘Bubbly Brunch’ Ascot Race Day Fundraiser At Tralee Bar

June 13, 2024 at 4:37 pm Comments are Disabled

AS fundraisers go, this is a pretty imaginative one. A ‘Bubbly Brunch’ Ascot Race Day event will be held in McCaffrey’s Bar on Bridge Street on Saturday, June 22, with proceeds going to Ballymac Ladies Football, and guests are invited to dress up in their finery for the afternoon. The […]

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US Choir To Sing At Fundraising Concert For St Ita’s And St Joseph’s

US Choir To Sing At Fundraising Concert For St Ita’s And St Joseph’s

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

A VERY special event will take place this Sunday in aid of St Ita’s and St Joseph’s School’s campaign to buy a new bus. The Holy Spirit Choir from St Paul, Minnesota in the United States will be performing a concert at Our Lady and St. Brendan’s Church from 8pm. […]

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Final preparations...Historical Conservator, Sven Habermann,  examining and cleaning  various antiques and dining room chandelier in Muckross House ahead of the  60th anniversary of  the opening of  Muckross House to the public on Friday 14th. A special day to mark the occasion is organised by  National Parks & Wildlife Service and the Board of Trustees of Muckross House, Killarney. NPWS Staff and Trustees will host several exhibitions, walks and guided tours in the vicinity of the house. NPWS and Trustees will host several exhibitions, walks and guided tours in the vicinity of the house.  There will also be free admission to Muckross House and Muckross Traditional Farms throughout the weekend (14-16 June). From left, Patricia O'Hare, Archivist Muckross Research Library, Breda Nagle, Flower Arrangement, David Lynch, Muckross Research Library, Mary Walsh, Muckross House Guide, Denis Reidy, Manager Muckross House, Ronan Spillane, Jane O'Donovan and Mary Riordan, Muckross House Guides.   Photo: Valerie O'Sullivan/FREE PIC/ISSUED 10th June 2024

Free Events This Weekend To Celebrate 60th Anniversary Of Opening Of Muckross House

June 10, 2024 at 11:42 am Comments are Disabled

FINAL preparations are underway this week to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the opening of Muckross House  to visitors on June 14th 1964. A special day to mark the occasion is organised by  National Parks & Wildlife Service (NPWS) and the Board of Trustees of Muckross House, Killarney on this […]

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Finnegan On Films: Classic Musical, War Epic And True-Life Drama On The Box

Finnegan On Films: Classic Musical, War Epic And True-Life Drama On The Box

June 8, 2024 at 10:03 am Comments are Disabled

Our movie guy, James Finnegan, has a classic musical and true life drama among his choices for your viewing pleasure today… A true cinematic classic My Fair Lady (Saturday 2.35pm RTE1) is the glossy musical version of George Bernard Shaw’s play Pygmalion. It won eight Academy Awards including Best Picture, […]

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Kerry Homecoming Festival To Be Launched This Saturday In Manchester

Kerry Homecoming Festival To Be Launched This Saturday In Manchester

June 7, 2024 at 3:48 pm Comments are Disabled

THE Kerry Homecoming Festival launches tomorrow, Saturday, at a reception in the Ireland Tent at the GAA Northern Community Games in Manchester. The Consul General of Ireland | North England, Sarah Mangan will welcome the Cathaoirleach of Kerry County Council, Cllr Jim Finucane, who will extend a broad invitation to […]

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Muireann Nic Amhlaoibh.

Kerry Musicians To Feature On TG4 Show This Sunday

June 6, 2024 at 3:14 pm Comments are Disabled

KERRY will be at the forefront in the final episode of a TG4 series exploring Ireland’s musical heritage to air this Sunday night. Leading Irish traditional musicians and singers draw from inspiring archival materials to uncover the stories of some exceptional traditional musicians, singers, collectors, and regions in ‘Taoscadh ón […]

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Colm Tóibín.

An Evening With Acclaimed Author Colm Tóibín At The Blasket Centre

June 6, 2024 at 10:28 am Comments are Disabled

DINGLE Literary Festival has announced a special event for Saturday July 20, at The Blasket Centre. Dingle Lit will host an evening with acclaimed author Colm Tóibín to celebrate the launch of his latest book, ‘Long Island’. Broadcaster and musician, Philip King, will engage in conversation with Colm Tóibín at […]

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Summer Stars Reading Challenge Returns To Library This June

Summer Stars Reading Challenge Returns To Library This June

June 5, 2024 at 10:06 am Comments are Disabled

SUMMER Stars is the public library national summer reading programme for children and Kerry Library invites all children throughout the county to join in the adventure and discover the fun and pleasure of reading over the summer by taking part in our Summer Stars Reading Challenge. Summer Stars is non-competitive […]

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Édaein O’Connell and  Jamie Ó Flannúra.

New Audio Series Tells Stories Of Ten Young Kerry People

June 4, 2024 at 12:10 pm Comments are Disabled

JOURNALIST Édaein O’Connell and radio & TV presenter Jamie Ó Flannúra have created a new audio series which sees the duo traverse the county to bring listeners the voices and stories of ten young individuals who have chosen to remain in the county and make it their home. The series, […]

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A special night for Mary Fuller, (2nd left) who retired from teaching post at Killarney Community College, with her colleagues, Marie O'Donoghue, Edwina Duggan, Laura McLarnon, Maire Spillane, Denise Fitzgerald, Dympha Healy,  at  Ireland BikeFest – the country’s largest, free open motorcycle festival. The Bike Village located on the grounds of The Gleneagle Hotel. Bikers from around the world has descended on Killarney. Bikers from around the world  descended on Killarney for the June Bankholiday.  Ireland BikeFest Killarney is supported by Harley-Davidson® UK & Ireland, The Gleneagle Hotel and  Fáilte Ireland. Photo: Valerie O'Sullivan/FREE PIC***/Issued -2/06/2024

PHOTOS: Bikefest At Full Throttle In Killarney This Weekend

June 2, 2024 at 11:03 am Comments are Disabled

IRELAND BikeFest kicked off on Friday at the grounds of the Gleneagle Hotel and saw bikers in their thousands from around the world visit the region for a fantastic weekend. The Bike Village includes retail stands and traders, merchandise, the Harley-Davidson Experiential Zone, food stalls and lots of family fun. […]

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Finnegan On Films: Period Dramas, Unrequited Love And…Tom And Jerry?!

Finnegan On Films: Period Dramas, Unrequited Love And…Tom And Jerry?!

June 1, 2024 at 8:54 am Comments are Disabled

Our movie guy, James Finnegan, on some of the films on TV today to keep you entertained… It’s always interesting to see a Bank Holiday selection, and to be fair, there are some fine films on offer today. Ryan’s Daughter (Saturday 2.15pm RTE1) has a particular Kerry resonance and setting. […]

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Serious Fun. Serious Style. Elaine Kinsella and Nicola O Sullivan at a photo call to announce details of the forthcoming 3-day Listowel Races Whit Bank Holiday Meeting from Saturday 1st to Monday 3rd of June. Photo: John Kelliher.

Free Concert, Fabulous Fashion And Great Racing In Listowel This Weekend

May 30, 2024 at 8:59 am Comments are Disabled

WITH the weather expected to be fine this weekend, Listowel is set to be buzzing for the three-day Listowel Races Whit Bank Holiday meeting from Saturday to Monday. Coinciding with Listowel Writers Week, the highlights include a free concert by ABBA tribute band Waterloo on course on Saturday and the […]

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Spa/Fenit Branch Of Kerry Hospice To Host Summer Barbecue At The Tankard

Spa/Fenit Branch Of Kerry Hospice To Host Summer Barbecue At The Tankard

May 30, 2024 at 8:58 am Comments are Disabled

FANCY a night of music, dancing and some barbecued delights? Well the good people at the Spa/Fenit Branch of the Kerry Hospice Foundation are hosting an event to satisfy those appetites in mid-June. For the first time in 12 years, they are hosting a Summer Barbecue at The Tankard Restaurant […]

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A Wonder-ful Weekend Ahead At The Ashe And Roundy’s Bar

A Wonder-ful Weekend Ahead At The Ashe And Roundy’s Bar

May 29, 2024 at 9:52 am Comments are Disabled

Sponsored THE Ashe Hotel and Roundy’s Bar have a fantastic line-up of entertainment to kick start the summer this June Bank Holiday Weekend. With ‘WONDER’ at Roundy’s Bar this Saturday you can experience a night of funk, soul and disco celebrating Motown Records artists and the music catalogue of the […]

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Tralee Branch Of Irish Guide Dogs To Sell Raffle Tickets For A Harley At Bikefest

Tralee Branch Of Irish Guide Dogs To Sell Raffle Tickets For A Harley At Bikefest

May 28, 2024 at 11:44 am Comments are Disabled

THE Irish Guide Dogs for the Blind volunteers from their Tralee Branch will attend Ireland BikeFest at the Killarney INEC this June Bank Holiday weekend as the organisation is the nominated charity for this year’s BikeFest. The public is invited to drop by and say hello to the volunteers who will […]

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Exhibition Celebrating Traveller Identity To Open At Kerry County Museum

Exhibition Celebrating Traveller Identity To Open At Kerry County Museum

May 27, 2024 at 2:15 pm Comments are Disabled

AN exhibition entitled “Embracing Our Heritage: A celebration of Irish Traveller Identity” will be launched in Kerry County Museum, Ashe Memorial Hall, Tralee at 11am on Thursday. A partnership between Kerry Traveller Health Community Development Project and Kerry County Museum, the exhibition and will provide an opportunity for families, both […]

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Open Casting Call For ‘Joseph’ Musical At Siamsa Tíre

Open Casting Call For ‘Joseph’ Musical At Siamsa Tíre

May 27, 2024 at 10:22 am Comments are Disabled

SIAMSA Tíre is throwing open its doors this summer to all talented performers who love musical theatre. Auditions will take place in June to be part of the cast of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s musical ‘Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat’ which will be staged over two weekends in August. They […]

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Finnegan On Films: From Cartoons To Romance, Here’s What’s On The Box

Finnegan On Films: From Cartoons To Romance, Here’s What’s On The Box

May 25, 2024 at 9:28 am Comments are Disabled

Our movie guy, James Finnegan, looks at some of the movies on RTE and TG4 tonight… Scooby-Doo, Shaggy, Fred, Daphne and Velma make up the Mystery Incorporated team in Scoob! (Saturday 6.35pm RTE1) in this latest incarnation of the old Hanna-Barbera cartoon. The team are facing their most challenging mystery […]

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

Point-To-Point Racing At Ballybeggan This Weekend

May 23, 2024 at 10:07 am Comments are Disabled

FOR those of you looking for a family day out this weekend, then why not head to the races? Having been cancelled in April, the North Kerry Harriers Tralee Point-to-Point Horse Racing will take place at Ballybeggan Racecourse, Tralee on Saturday. This will be a six race card with the first […]

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Drumming entertainment at Africa Day in the Town Park on Sunday. Photo by Dermot Crean

All Invited To An Afternoon Of Food, Music, Fun And Games In Town Park

May 23, 2024 at 10:06 am Comments are Disabled

TRALEE International Resource Centre (TIRC), Killarney Immigrant Support Centre (KASI) and the African community in Kerry (AFCOM) are celebrating Africa day with a big day of celebration in Tralee Town Park this Sunday. The three groups are organising an African party for the entire county, on Sunday, May 26 which […]

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Looking forward to the Spa NS Donal Walsh 6k Challenge on May 26. Photo by Dermot Crean

Community To Come Together This Sunday For Donal Walsh 6k Challenge

May 23, 2024 at 10:05 am Comments are Disabled

THE ground of Spa National School will be a hive of activity this Sunday morning for the ‘Donal Walsh Spa 6K Challenge’. This hugely popular event was first held in 2014 and has become a firm favourite on the community calendar in the Spa. Over the years the event has […]

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Young members of St Pats GAA Club are joined by Club Chairman Sean Daly, PRO Sharon Williams, sponsors Michael Moriarty 3D Personnel, George and Liam Poff Poff Motors and John Vahey Divane's Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles and John Lenihan at the launch of the Dingle Way Challenge. Photo by Dermot Crean

Countdown Is On To The St Pat’s GAA Club Dingle Way Challenge

May 23, 2024 at 10:04 am Comments are Disabled

PREPARATIONS are well in hand with less than two weeks to go until the St Pat’s GAA Club Dingle Way Challenge. The walking event takes place on the Sunday of the June Bank Holiday weekend and the Challenge has grown in popularity over the last number of years with many […]

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