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Roses begin journey to Tralee

14 Aug

The journey to the Kingdom is underway for 32 Rose of Tralee hopefuls. The cross border trip will include visits to Galway, Derry, Sligo, Belfast and Limerick, before arriving in Tralee in time for the Rose Ball on Friday.

For the first time in a decade, the Rose Tour will visit Northern Ireland, taking in a tour of the Titanic Festival in Belfast and Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann in Derry, the 2013 UK City of Culture. Tomorrow the Roses will cross the Border to Sligo, followed by an evening in Galway, where they’ll first meet their Escorts. However, the Roses will have to wait until Friday when the Escort Rose pairings will be revealed, before all 32 Roses attend the annual Rose Ball as guests of honour.

This year’s festival and Rose Gathering will continue until Tuesday, when the 2013 Rose of Tralee will be selected. Rose of Tralee televised host Daithí O’Sé says there’s no other festival in the world that ties its diaspora together in the way the Rose of Tralee International Festival connects the global Irish community.

via Radio Kerry News

Killarney Rowing Festival

17 Jun

To celebrate our oldest regatta and wonderful rowing tradition on the Lakes of Killarney, The Regatta Committee are hosting  Killarney Rowing Festival, at O’Mahoney’s Point, Killarney Golf and Fishing Club, Killarney on Sunday 28th July 2013, commencing at 12 Noon. The unique event also co-insides with ‘The Gathering 2013’ a Tourism Ireland initiative honouring Ireland’s Diaspora and historical and cultural links to Ireland. Killarney’s tourism success owes much to the visit of Queen Victoria to Killarney in 1861. 


Both Oxford and Cambridge Boat Clubs  have gratefully accepted our invitation and will be joining  us on Sunday 28th July 2013 to take part in our Rowing Festival. Flights to Kerry Airport, two nights accommodation, have been kindly funded and sponsored by Tourism Ireland, with  Killarney Chamber of Commerce and Tourism generously providing accommodation. The boats will be ready and waiting at the pier at O’Mahoney’s Point, Killarney Golf and Fishing Club. 


The Killarney Annual Regatta, is now the oldest traditional regatta in the World, steeped in glorious history and raced on Lough Lein, one of the famous Lakes of Killarney. The Annual regatta in now in its 227th year. There are five remaining active clubs in the town and hinterland of Killarney, each operating from various boathouses along the shores of Lough Lein.

via Muckross Drive House B&B

Rose of Tralee Festival 2010 launched

5 Aug

This year’s Rose of Tralee Festival has been officially launched. The international festival will run from Friday August 20th to Tuesday August 24th. Companies in Tralee are being asked to dig deep again this year in order to fund the Back to Basics programme. €75,000 is needed to fund the free entertainment schedule, which includes concerts, parades and fireworks. Among the musical acts to perform will be Irish rock band The Coronas and Internet sensations Crystal Swing.

32 women will battle it out to be named the 51st Rose of Tralee in the Dome. The lucky winner, who will be crowned on the final night of the Festival, will be presented with the perpetual tiara and trophy, a magnificent selection of Newbridge Jewellery, the use of a car for a year and a €25,000 World Prize from the Pilot Training College.

Radio Kerry news

Rose of Tralee 2009

23 Aug

The Rose of Tralee Festival got underway last night with the glamorous Rose Ball. More than 1,300 people attended the event at the Festvial Dome. In his opening address, managing director of the Festival Anthony O’Gara said Tralee should use the event as an opportunity to show the country what a wonderful town it is. 50 roses from across the world will battle it out for the title at this year’s Festival which is marking half a century in existence. The televised rose selection will take place next Tuesday and Wednesday with the 51st Rose of Tralee being announced on Wednesday night.

For further details and program of events, see roseoftralee.ie

Pussycat Dolls announced for Killarney Summerfest 2009

11 May

via KillarneySummerfest.com
US singing and dancing sensations, The Pussycat Dolls, will perform live at Fitzgerald Stadium, Killarney on Saturday July 18th as part of the annual Killarney Summerfest festival.
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2009 World Bodhran Championship launched

6 May

Bodhrans reverberated in the limelight in Milltown on Saturday at the launch of the 2009 World Bodhrán Championships Festival. Details of the fourth annual festival, which will be held in June, were unveiled by the Ceann Comhairle, John O’Donoghue as well as representatives of the event’s main sponsors, Fáilte Ireland, Kerry County Council and Comhaltas.

Artists Liam Ó Maonlaí and Ronán Ó Snodaigh – who will perform in concert in Killorglin next weekend to raise funds for the festival – also took centre stage for a special performance.

Organisers are expecting more than 100 competitors to take part in the competitions over the June holiday weekend, culminating in the crowning of the 2009 World Bodhrán Champion live on the gig rig on the Sunday night. A strong international entry is expected with entries already received from Germany, France, the UK and the US.

Killarney Summer Fest

29 Apr

Killarney Summerfest 2009 which takes place between June 26th and July 12th which will see Killarney come alive with a host of fun filled events. Please check back shortly for full details.

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