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Siamsa Tíre Teams Up With Theatre Companies For World Premieres

April 14, 2021 at 9:01 am Comments are Disabled

SIAMSA Tíre has announced a trio of new Irish drama which will be available online as part of its new programme of events. Working in partnership with theatre companies and other theatres across Ireland, Siamsa Tíre will present three world premieres including The Visiting Hour from the Gate Theatre, Druid’s […]

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Crafty Online Workshops For Easter Hosted By Siamsa Tíre

Crafty Online Workshops For Easter Hosted By Siamsa Tíre

March 23, 2021 at 10:08 am Comments are Disabled

ARTIST Caoimhe Dunn is returning to Siamsa Tíre this Easter with her crafty workshops online so you can join in from home. The whole family can take part in not one but three craft workshops across the Easter holidays to create some fun and festive decorations. Siamsa Tíre usually hosts these family […]

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Finnegan On Films: An Irish Oscar Winner, A Western Classic And Hugh Meets Sandra

Finnegan On Films: An Irish Oscar Winner, A Western Classic And Hugh Meets Sandra

March 20, 2021 at 10:37 am Comments are Disabled

Our movie guy, James Finnegan, has three very different movies to catch on RTE/TG4 over the coming week… It is not exactly a vintage week for films on terrestrial television this week, but there are a couple of gems that are well worth a look, or indeed a revisit. It’s […]

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Award-Winning Opera Production For INEC Next Year

Award-Winning Opera Production For INEC Next Year

March 18, 2021 at 2:04 pm Comments are Disabled

WHILE live performances in venues seems like a long way off, the INEC is planning for the future and have just announced a major event for March next year. Ellen Kent’s production of Madama Butterfly is coming to the Gleneagle INEC Arena on March 24, 2022. The Korean soprano Elena […]

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Council Invites Artists To Host Online Events For Bealtaine Festival

Council Invites Artists To Host Online Events For Bealtaine Festival

March 5, 2021 at 11:09 am Comments are Disabled

THE Bealtaine Festival will take place online this year and the Arts Office in Kerry County Council is inviting applications from artists and facilitators to host online creative and cultural events for people over 50 any time in the month of May. The Arts Office has a limited budget to subsidise […]

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Liam Neeson in 'Honest Thief'.

Finnegan On Films: Some New Surprises And Old Favourites At The Omniplex

December 12, 2020 at 10:42 am 1 comment

James Finnegan looks at another Liam Neeson action flick and takes a trip to ‘Dreamland’ at Tralee Omniplex… Liam Neeson is a much underrated actor.  He has that great virtue of sincerity that brings an authenticity to his roles that the scripts do not always support. With the success of […]

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Paul Sexton, Ciarán Kelleher and Tom O'Connor belting out the tunes at Faha rambling House, 2019

A Treat For Trad Music Fans As ‘Rambling House’ Goes Online

December 8, 2020 at 12:19 pm Comments are Disabled

MILLTOWN Listry Comhaltas is inviting traditional music lovers to join them for a special event this Saturday night. The idea came about as ‘Rambling houses’, like many other popular social events, have taken a hit this year. Rambling Houses take their inspiration from the open-door tradition in rural Ireland and […]

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'The Trial Of The Chicago 7'.

Finnegan On Films: Compelling Performances In ‘The Trial Of The Chicago 7’

October 3, 2020 at 12:52 pm Comments are Disabled

James Finnegan says Aaron Sorkin’s gets the best out of a wonderful cast in ‘The Trial of the Chicago 7′ which plays at the Omniplex this week… I understand that this film has been thirteen years in development.  It is hard to imagine any other time during this period where […]

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Kerry Film Festival Launches Online Programme Of Events

Kerry Film Festival Launches Online Programme Of Events

October 2, 2020 at 12:09 pm Comments are Disabled

KERRY International Film Festival has launched their 2020 online programme today with a host of unique feature films, documentaries, animation, short film programmes and online industry events not to be missed. In keeping with current Government guidelines surrounding Coivd19 and to maintain the safety of KIFF audiences everywhere, the festival […]

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Street Leagues.

Finnegan On Films: Three Very Different Offerings At The Omniplex

September 26, 2020 at 11:10 am Comments are Disabled

Our movie guy, James Finnegan, looks at what’s playing in Tralee Omniplex this week… Three very different offerings on show this week at Tralee Omniplex including science fiction (I hope!), a romantic comedy musical and a wonderful Irish made true life documentary that tells a great human story. Street Leagues […]

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Looking forward to the John Mitchels Drive-In Bingo event this Sunday were, in front; Denis Mannix and Clive O'Callaghan. Back from left; Michael Walsh, Wayne Duggan, George Lowe and Rory Kilgallen. Photo by Dermot Crean

John Mitchels GAA Club To Host Drive-In Bingo Event This Sunday

September 22, 2020 at 9:15 am Comments are Disabled

THE John Mitchels Club will host a novel Drive-In Bingo event next Sunday at their grounds in Camp, Ballyseedy. Chairman of the club Denis Mannix said times are tough for all GAA clubs and it was necessary for them to do something to bring money into the club, with the […]

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Keanu Reeves and Alex Winter in Bill And Ted Face The Music.

Finnegan On Films: Not Quite Excellent, But Bill And Ted Provide Great Fun

September 19, 2020 at 9:31 am Comments are Disabled

Among this week’s selections at Tralee Omniplex are two films that could not be more different in style and tone, but both deservedly enjoy a faithful and enthusiastic following says our movie guy, James Finnegan… Woah, Dude! It’s thirty years since Bill and Ted’s last chapter of their ‘Excellent Adventure’ […]

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Launching the Kerry Visual Arts Showcase were Caroline Lynch (Arts Office, Kerry County Council); Christopher Shaw, artist; Kate Plum, artist; Cllr Patrick Connor-Scarteen, Cathaoirleach Kerry County Council

Number Of Events Online Tonight For ‘Culture Night’

September 18, 2020 at 9:56 am Comments are Disabled

TONIGHT is Culture Night in Kerry and lots of the events are online, to ensure public safety while still providing arts and cultural groups the opportunity of showcasing their work to the Kerry public. Every year the Kerry Visual Artists’ Showcase is launched on Culture Night. This year the launch […]

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Gerry Cinnamon Concert Announced For INEC Next Year

Gerry Cinnamon Concert Announced For INEC Next Year

September 15, 2020 at 2:08 pm Comments are Disabled

GLASWEGIAN music sensation Gerry Cinnamon is to play the INEC in Killarney next year. Having already sold-out shows scheduled for Malahide Castle in Dublin and Irish Independent Park in Cork for next summer, a third date has been added for the Kerry venue on June 8, 2021. The continuing ascent […]

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Performers in Siamsa Tíre's 'An Ghaoth Aniar'.

Siamsa Tíre Goes Online For Culture Night With Scene From ‘An Ghaoth Aniar’

September 15, 2020 at 11:57 am Comments are Disabled

SIAMSA Tíre will share the closing scene from An Ghaoth Aniar through a special YouTube digital screening on Culture Night which takes place this Friday. An Ghaoth Aniar (The Wind from the West) premiered in Siamsa Tíre on August 22, 2018.  It formed part of the 2018 and 2019 seasons […]

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Knives Out.

Finnegan On Films: Murder And Romance At The Omniplex

September 12, 2020 at 9:35 am Comments are Disabled

Our movie guy, James Finnegan, looks at what’s playing at the Omniplex this week… This week’s reviews include a delightful combination of murder and romance.  What more could you ask from your local Omniplex? Personally, the big film this week is Knives Out, a delightfully modern take on the Agatha […]

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The New Mutants.

Finnegan On Films: No Shortage Of Fantasy Flicks At The Omniplex

September 5, 2020 at 10:47 am Comments are Disabled

Our movie guy, James Finnegan, say there is no shortage of fantasy in this week’s offerings at the Tralee Omniplex, appealing to all ages and genres… The new release this week is The New Mutants, the thirteenth and final chapter in the 20th Century X-Men series of films. This was […]

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Fiona Kirby outside a Tralee institution.

Sponsored: Successfully Adapting To Change At Kirby’s Brogue Inn

August 18, 2020 at 1:01 pm Comments are Disabled

WHEN restaurants opened again back on June 29, the first place I went to was Kirby’s  Brogue Inn. Okay, cards on the table. I own a business and they have been a loyal customer to TraleeToday.ie since I started in 2014, but that’s not why I walked back into the […]

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Finnegan On Films: Horror, Car Chases And Childhood Tales At The Omniplex

Finnegan On Films: Horror, Car Chases And Childhood Tales At The Omniplex

August 15, 2020 at 9:11 am Comments are Disabled

Our movie guy, James Finnegan says this week sees an eclectic choice of old favourites and a new version of a well known story at Tralee Omniplex… A Quiet Place was a well-received and multi-nominated film from 2018. It followed the lives of the Abbott family as they struggle to […]

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Siamsa Offers Online Classes In Irish Dancing As Part Of Heritage Week

Siamsa Offers Online Classes In Irish Dancing As Part Of Heritage Week

August 13, 2020 at 11:18 am Comments are Disabled

SIAMSA Tíre will go online on as part of Heritage Week 2020 which takes place from August 15th to August 23rd. It will offer both one to one or group classes to experienced Irish dancers from the age of 16 and up, in the unique North Kerry, Molyneaux (Munnix) style […]

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Launching the West Kerry Honda 50 and Classic Bike Run charity event were, from left; Sean Kerins, John O'Regan, Dr Tom McCormack, Maura Sullivan, Elfa Asarina, Jason Clifford and Donal O'Regan. Photo by Dermot Crean

Saddle Up For The West Kerry Honda 50 And Classic Bike Run

August 7, 2020 at 2:29 pm Comments are Disabled

WITH summer passing by without many events taking place, those of you with a Honda 50 or classic motorbike might be interested in this day out next weekend. The West Kerry Honda 50 and Classic Bike Run takes place on Sunday, August 16 from 12 noon and will see participants […]

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Broken Law.

Finnegan On Films: New Irish Feature ‘Broken Law’ Hits The Omniplex

August 1, 2020 at 12:00 pm Comments are Disabled

Our movie guy, James Finnegan, says there’s a mix of new releases and old favourites at the Omniplex this week… I am delighted to say that there are not only one, but two, new releases available this week at the Tralee Omniplex.  Even better, one of them is an Irish […]

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Free Access To Tourism Attractions All Over Kerry Today

Free Access To Tourism Attractions All Over Kerry Today

July 30, 2020 at 9:47 am Comments are Disabled

THERE is free entry today (Thursday) to 30 visitor attractions throughout the county as part of Kerry Tourism Day a new initiative by Kerry County Council and the Kerry Tourism Industry Federation. There is a variety of attractions and activities to choose from  all over the county from Tarbert Bridewell  […]

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Heritage Weekend at the Forge in Churchill, by the Spa Fenit Community Council, begins on Saturday August 15th, we will start with a Vintage Car Run beginning at the Forge in Churchill at 7pm, and on Sunday August 16th at 12noon it is the turn of the Vintage Tractors to take off and returning at 2pm to a full day at the Forge, with new attractions  in the Hall, and Field events, committee from left Nora Landers, Dermot Crowley, John Foley, Peter Carmody and Michelle Burke. Pic John Cleary.

Heritage Weekend To Go Ahead At Churchill Forge Next Month

July 29, 2020 at 12:44 pm Comments are Disabled

SPA Fenit Community Council have decided to go ahead with the annual Heritage Weekend at the Forge in Churchill and will conform with Government and HSE guidelines for their programme of events. However, the events on Saturday, August and Sunday August 16 will be restricted somewhat this year. On Saturday […]

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The Rose Hotel's Head Chef Jason Fabian with General Manager Mark Sullivan and Sales and Marketing Manager Aisling Foley looking forward to the event on Saturday. Photo by Dermot Crean

Special Day Planned To Celebrate 4th Of July At The Rose Hotel

July 2, 2020 at 2:44 pm Comments are Disabled

THE past few months have been tough for everyone in terms of staying at home and not socialising, but with hotels, restaurants and some bars reopening, people are beginning to venture out and have fun. Well The Rose Hotel, which reopened on Monday, are offering a special incentive to visit […]

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Summer Season Of Free Online Workshops From Kerry LCYP

Summer Season Of Free Online Workshops From Kerry LCYP

June 25, 2020 at 8:59 am 1 comment

KERRY  Local Creative Youth Partnership is running a free live stream eight-part summer series of workshops for young people of all ages. The live stream workshops will commence at 12pm each working day and run for two weeks from Monday, July 6th to Wednesday, July 15th. They will live stream […]

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Siamsa Tíre’s Free Online Classes For Cruinniú Na nÓg

Siamsa Tíre’s Free Online Classes For Cruinniú Na nÓg

June 10, 2020 at 10:21 am Comments are Disabled

THIS Saturday you can take part in Traditional Arts Workshops with the National Folk Theatre Training Academy as part of Cruinniú na nÓg in association with Creative Ireland and Kerry County Council. If you are aged between 5 – 18 and want to try your hand at an Irish instrument, […]

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Kerry Pride Plans Online Festival For Next Month

Kerry Pride Plans Online Festival For Next Month

June 8, 2020 at 10:54 am Comments are Disabled

KERRY Pride is excited to announce Pride Inside, an online Pride festival happening from July 11-19. Pride Inside is a collaboration between Kerry Pride, Killarney Pride, Black Pride Ireland, Galway Pride, Limerick Pride, and Mayo Pride. The events happening online throughout the week of the festival will include panel discussions, […]

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Finnegan On Films: Three Movies On Netflix About Facing Challenges

Finnegan On Films: Three Movies On Netflix About Facing Challenges

May 23, 2020 at 11:08 am Comments are Disabled

Our movie guy, James Finnegan, picks three movies where the protagonists have faced challenges in their lives…  Welcome to this week’s recommendations from the Netflix selections. I thought this week we would have a look at three films, two based on true stories, showing how unique challenges can be entertaining […]

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Draw and share your art from home on National Drawing Day. Photo Manuela Di Grande

Kerry LCYP Encourages People To Get Involved In National Drawing Day

May 8, 2020 at 12:07 pm Comments are Disabled

KERRY Local Creative Youth Partnership is supporting National Drawing Day on Saturday May 16. Young artists, art lovers, gallery enthusiasts, art students and anyone who loves drawing is being asked to follow The National Gallery of Ireland on social media Facebook @NationalGalleryofIreland, Instagram @nationalgalleryofireland & Twitter @NGIreland for National Drawing […]

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