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Special Event For Artists Next Week At Siamsa Tíre

Special Event For Artists Next Week At Siamsa Tíre

July 12, 2024 at 10:53 am 0 comments

ARTISTS are invited to a special event next week at Siamsa Tíre. Wild At Art is a restorative morning for artists to connect with each other and our inner wildness through art. It takes place from 11am to 1pm on 11.00-1.00, Wednesday, July 17 at the The Gallery, Siamsa Tire. Join artists […]

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Siobhan Walsh of Down Syndrome Kerry with The Mias Eimear Gallivan and Lauren Glennon and Joe Burkett of Down syndrome Kerry looking forward to the event on July 26. Photo by Dermot Crean

A Night Out For Abba Fans At Benners In Aid Of Down Syndrome Kerry

July 9, 2024 at 10:21 am 0 comments

DOWN Syndrome Kerry is excited to announce their summer fundraiser The Mia’s: Abba Tribute Concert, taking place on Friday, July 26, at Benners Hotel, Tralee. This sensational musical event inspired by the movie Mamma Mia promises an unforgettable evening of music, food, and fun, all in support of a great […]

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Finnegan On Films: Wrestling, Bond And A Denzel Masterclass On The Box

Finnegan On Films: Wrestling, Bond And A Denzel Masterclass On The Box

July 6, 2024 at 11:11 am 0 comments

Our movie guy picks some of the best films on TV today and tonight… We have decided to widen our scope for our Film Reviews especially as there is so much port on the television these weekends – and no harm in that either! Ironically, my first selection has a […]

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Jake Carter and Karen Byrne.

Judges Announced For Lee Strand Best Dressed Day At Killarney Races

July 5, 2024 at 9:27 am Comments are Disabled

JAKE Carter and Karen Byrne have been revealed as the Lee Strand Best Dressed Celebrity Judges at the upcoming July Festival at Killarney Racecourse. From Monday 15 to Friday 19 Killarney Races will host an exciting five-day summer horse-racing festival. For many social racegoers the most competitive event of the […]

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Action from the second race at the July Race Meeting at Killarney Race Course Tuesday evening flat racing, won by Coolree, winning jockey Jennifer Anne Lynch, second place Most Wanted, Jockey Andrew Kinirons. Photo: Valerie O'Sullivan/FREE PICS/Issued 18/07/2023

Fashion, Family Fun And Great Racing At Killarney Racecourse This Month

July 2, 2024 at 11:42 am Comments are Disabled

KILLARNEY Races is set to open their gates for JulyFest running from Monday 15th to Friday 19th of July inclusive. As usual, there’ll be top class summer racing, food, fashion, live music and a fantastic atmosphere with visitors from home and abroad set to gather to enjoy a proper day […]

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Feile na mBlath kicked off on Friday in the Town Park and continues until Sunday evening. Photo by Dermot Crean

Five Things To See And Do At Féile na mBláth On Sunday

June 30, 2024 at 10:19 am Comments are Disabled

The weather wasn’t great on Saturday but it’s set to be bit brighter today, so here’s some things to get out and enjoy at Féile na mBláth on Sunday… 1. Visit the Food and Craft village… Again, you can enjoy the festival gourmet food and craft stalls on the pathways […]

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Families Invited To Watch Kerry v Derry On Big Screen In The Town Park

Families Invited To Watch Kerry v Derry On Big Screen In The Town Park

June 29, 2024 at 9:45 am Comments are Disabled

WHILE most Kerry fans in town are unlikely to make their way to Dublin on Sunday to watch the big game, an alternative for families is a trip to the Town Park during Féile na mBláth. The Festival organisers are putting a big screen in the Kerry Group Marquee and […]

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One of the floral creations in the Flower Tent. Photo by Dermot Crean

Six Things To Do At Féile na mBláth On Saturday

June 29, 2024 at 9:44 am Comments are Disabled

While there’s a few showers forecast for this morning, the afternoon should brighten up, so here’s some things to get out and enjoy at Féile na mBláth on Saturday… 1. Have a blooming lovely time… Tralee Flower & Garden Club presents a festival of colour  with decorative wild and cut […]

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Anne Abraham with Estelle Ambrose and her 'Let's Go Party' Barbie floral creation in the Flower Tent. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Féile na mBláth Officially Opens In Town Park

June 28, 2024 at 5:26 pm Comments are Disabled

THE weather held out (for the most part) this afternoon as Féile na mBláth returned to the Town Park. Deputy Mayor Cllr Terry O’Brien performed the official opening in the Kerry Group Marquee kicking off a weekend of family entertainment. There was music in the marquee from Music Generation Kerry […]

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At the launch of the Blennerville Horse and Pony Agricultural Show were Tim Hurley, Joan Devane, John Browne, Anne Smith, Michelle Smith, Jill Moffatt, Sinead Walsh. Photo by Dermot Crean

Entertainment For All The Family At 43rd Blennerville Horse And Pony Agricultural Show

June 28, 2024 at 8:46 am Comments are Disabled

MEMBERS of the Blennerville Horse and Pony Agricultural Show committee got together at Gallys Bar and Restaurant on Thursday evening to launch of the 43rd edition of the show. The show will take place on Sunday July 14, and will be the third show to be held in the new showgrounds […]

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Four Things To See And Do At Féile Na mBláth On Friday

Four Things To See And Do At Féile Na mBláth On Friday

June 28, 2024 at 8:36 am Comments are Disabled

Three days of fun for all the family kicks off today when Féile na mBláth returns to the Town Park and surrounding area. Here’s a few things to get up to…. 1. Peruse the food and craft stalls… From 12 noon, a food and craft village will deliver delicious food […]

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Here’s The Full Programme For Féile Na mBláth This Weekend

Here’s The Full Programme For Féile Na mBláth This Weekend

June 27, 2024 at 11:09 am Comments are Disabled

THIS year’s Féile na mBláth at the Park Festival begins this Friday and continues until Sunday evening with a host of activities in the Town Park and surrounding area. Thanks to Kerry County Council – Tralee Municipal District, entry to the festival and its events will once again be 100% […]

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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 Comments are Disabled

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 Comments are Disabled

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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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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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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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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