Archive for October, 2014

Rose Of Tralee Festival To Bid For Fels Point Hotel

Rose Of Tralee Festival To Bid For Fels Point Hotel

October 31, 2014 at 4:59 pm Comments are Disabled

THE Executive Chair of the Rose of Tralee International Festival, Anthony O’Gara, has announced that the Festival will enter the bidding process to purchase Fels Point Hotel. The hotel on the Dan Spring Road in the town has been the home to the Rose of Tralee International Festival since 2007. […]

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Mwahahaha! Ballyseede Named One Of World’s Most Haunted Hotels

Mwahahaha! Ballyseede Named One Of World’s Most Haunted Hotels

October 31, 2014 at 2:43 pm Comments are Disabled

 CLICK ON AD FOR FULL DETAILS   BALLYSEEDE Castle Hotel has been named one of the Top 10 Haunted Hotels in the world according to Tripadvisor, just in time for Halloween. The hotel is even to be featured on Sky television in the coming months in relation to its spooky history. […]

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At Tralee Musical Society's production of 'That's Entertainment' at Siamsa Tire on Thursday night were, from left: Ella Higgns, Tresa and Nicole Walker. Photo by Gavin O'Connor.

PHOTOS: Sold-Out Start For Musical Society’s Production At Siamsa

October 31, 2014 at 11:51 am Comments are Disabled

HUNDREDS of musical fans flocked to Siamsa Tire for the sold-utpremiere of the Tralee Musical Society’s ‘That’s Entertainment’ show on Thursday night. The show includes excerpts from Wicked,  Matilda, Smash, and Hairspray as well as a Barry Manilow section, an Irish section and several comedy sketches. And there’s still time to go to […]

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Kieran Donaghy and coach Vinny Murphy with kids taking part in the 'Be A Star Dominos Basketball Camp' at the John Mitchels GAA Camp   in Ballyseedy on Thursday. Photo by Dermot Crean

Basketball Is Coming Back Says ‘Star’ At Camp For Kids

October 31, 2014 at 11:20 am Comments are Disabled

KIERAN Donaghy was keeping himself on his toes ahead of Sunday’s County Final this week, as he trained young basketballers in the John Mitchels GAA Complex. Over 150 teenagers from all over town and beyond attended his ‘Be A Star Dominos Basketball Camp’, as Kieran explained to TraleeToday.ie when we […]

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Liverpool FC Legend John Barnes To Meet Fans In Tralee

Liverpool FC Legend John Barnes To Meet Fans In Tralee

October 31, 2014 at 11:03 am Comments are Disabled

ONE of Anfield’s greatest heroes, John Barnes, will visit Tralee on Friday, November 28. It’s all a part of charity night being held by the Kerry Liverpool Supporters Club, in the Brandon Hotel Conference Centre. Tickets are €20 with all proceeds, after costs, going towards the Tralee branch of the […]

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Photos: #Tralee on Social Media This Week

Photos: #Tralee on Social Media This Week

October 31, 2014 at 9:20 am Comments are Disabled

EVERY week, here at Traleetoday.ie we pull together all of the best photos and videos posted up on social media of Tralee and its surrounding area… A very beautiful photo by, Robyn Mulligan, capturing the sand on Banna Beach rushing passed the rocks on a windy day. Continued below… It […]

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Kieran Donaghy, bares down on goal against Mid Kerry.

Three Big Questions For The County Final Replay

October 31, 2014 at 9:19 am Comments are Disabled

Gavin O’Connor looks at Sunday’s Garvey’s Supervalu Kerry SFC replay and asks three vital questions… Can Donaghy be used more effectively? During last Sunday’s thrilling match, Kieran Donaghy didn’t spend the entirety hovering around the square where he had been so effective during the semi-final against Dingle and indeed for Kerry […]

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VIDEO: Remember John Who Tore Up His All-Ireland Ticket? The Story Continues…

VIDEO: Remember John Who Tore Up His All-Ireland Ticket? The Story Continues…

October 30, 2014 at 8:26 pm Comments are Disabled

  EVERYONE knows the story of the Ardfert man who tore up his All-Ireland ticket in order to get €2,000 for his GAA club. But what happened next? John Dowling and his girlfriend were stopped by a film crew from AIB outside Croke Park on All-Ireland final day and he […]

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An Garda Síochána

Gardaí Find €45k Of Drugs In Two Locations

October 30, 2014 at 11:53 am Comments are Disabled

QUANTITIES of cannabis, amphetamines and suspected ecstasy worth in the region of €45,000 were seized by Gardaí last week in town. The drugs were believed to be destined to target Tralee and north Kerry users for the Halloween period. The drugs were found by the Kerry Divisional Drugs Unit, Scenes of Crime Unit and […]

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Fireworks Seized En Route To Tralee As Gardaí Urge Safety For Halloween

Fireworks Seized En Route To Tralee As Gardaí Urge Safety For Halloween

October 30, 2014 at 10:35 am Comments are Disabled

GARDAI seized fireworks, believed to be en route to Tralee, last Friday when a van was searched in Farranfore. A vehicle was stopped and searched and and €350 worth of fireworks were seized. A file has been sent to the DPP and a prosecution is foreseen according to a Garda source. […]

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Shane Carroll and Stephen Stack, celebrate, Kieran Donaghy's, goal with fans last Sunday. Photo by Oscar Brophy.

Hundreds Of Rockies To Board Free Coaches To The Replay

October 30, 2014 at 10:04 am Comments are Disabled

AROUND 700 Austin Stacks fans are expected to board free coaches to Killarney next week thanks to the club. But the change of venue for this Sunday’s county final replay has forced Rockies to abandon their famous march to the stadium before big matches. Because the replay between Austin Stacks and Mid Kerry […]

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Dr Caitlin O’Connor: Advice On Bullying

Dr Caitlin O’Connor: Advice On Bullying

October 30, 2014 at 9:59 am Comments are Disabled

Our health expert, Dr Caitlin O’Connor, on the problem of bullying… Many children and young people experience the long-standing dilemma of bullying sometime in their lives. If you are being bullied, you may feel scared, vulnerable and helpless but no one deserves to be bullied and you owe it to […]

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Fitness: Three More Common Questions About Exercise Answered

Fitness: Three More Common Questions About Exercise Answered

October 30, 2014 at 9:58 am Comments are Disabled

  Michael Ryan of RnR Fitness in Tralee answers common queries associated with health and fitness… Q: Why is that sometimes I don’t see the results of my hard work in the gym and sometimes I do? A: This is a multifaceted question. It can be put down to a […]

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Hospice Coffee Morning In Fenit This Sunday

Hospice Coffee Morning In Fenit This Sunday

October 30, 2014 at 9:55 am Comments are Disabled

THE Spa/ Fenit Branch of Kerry Hospice Foundation members are busy once again organising their annual Coffee Morning and Christmas Calendar Launch. The event will take place next Sunday, November 2 at The Parish Centre Fenit monthly market, after 9.30am Mass. The Calendar will once again feature local scenes and historical […]

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At the Halloween Fancy Dress Fun Run & Inflatable Disco Dome were, from left: Brid O'Shea, Lily Collins and Amy O'Shea. Photo by Gavin O'Connor.

Chamber Alliance Ensures Kids Enjoy Halloween-Themed Events

October 30, 2014 at 9:54 am Comments are Disabled

MONSTERS, ghosts and ghouls were let loose in the town park on Wednesday when around 120 children took part in a free Halloween themed fun-run. The event called the ‘Halloween Fancy Dress Fun Run and Inflatable Disco Dome’ was  organised by the Tralee Chamber Alliance and the Born To Run running […]

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Birthday Boy Stephen Dedicates Dublin Marathon First To Memory Of His Friend

Birthday Boy Stephen Dedicates Dublin Marathon First To Memory Of His Friend

October 29, 2014 at 4:29 pm 1 comment

VETERAN athlete Stephen Griffin enjoyed a happy 58th birthday on Monday when he came first in the Over 55s category in the Dublin City Marathon. And the Blennerville man dedicated his feat to his late friend and St Pat’s GAA stalwart, Tony O’Donoghue, who died last month. Stephen beat hundreds of […]

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Broken Window At Hotel And Car Damaged In Early Hours Of Monday Morning

Broken Window At Hotel And Car Damaged In Early Hours Of Monday Morning

October 29, 2014 at 2:54 pm Comments are Disabled

GARDAI are asking for the public’s help in relation to two criminal damage incidents which occurred in the early hours of Monday morning in Tralee. At 2.30am the front window was broken at The Grand Hotel on Denny Street. CCTV footage shows a man fell, or was pushed, into the window but […]

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Baily’s Corner Represents The County At Bar Of The Year Awards

Baily’s Corner Represents The County At Bar Of The Year Awards

October 29, 2014 at 2:45 pm Comments are Disabled

BAILY’S Corner was flying the flag for Kerry last night at the Irish Bar Of The Year Awards ceremony in Dublin. The Tralee bar was the only Kerry pub to feature in the contest this year, being nominated in the Country category of the awards, where there were eight other nominees. Alas, they didn’t […]

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Former CBS Student’s Company Up For BAFTA Awards

Former CBS Student’s Company Up For BAFTA Awards

October 29, 2014 at 10:05 am Comments are Disabled

AN ABBEYDORNEY native is hoping his company can add another BAFTA to its awards cabinet next month. ‘Roy’, created by Jam Media which is headed by a former CBS The Green student, John Rice, is up for two Children’s BAFTA awards in the drama and writers categories on November 23. The show previously won the […]

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Fenit Samphires FC Club News 27/10/14

Fenit Samphires FC Club News 27/10/14

October 29, 2014 at 10:04 am Comments are Disabled

  FENIT SAMPHIRES We would like to thank all who attended our fun day last Saturday and those who bought tickets for our draw. It was fantastic to see so many parents and supporters at the games and we would hope that we would have support at all of our […]

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Churchill GAA Club News 27/10/14

Churchill GAA Club News 27/10/14

October 29, 2014 at 9:49 am Comments are Disabled

  KIDS HALLOWEEN FANCY DRESS DISCO To be held in Fenit Community Centre on Thursday, 30th October, from 5.30-8.00pm. Prizes for best dressed boy, girl and baby. There will be a disco and games with BIG Jim. Teas, coffees and treats will be available to buy on the night. Lots […]

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The Fanzini Brothers, Con Horgan, with kids promoting the National Circus Festival of Ireland.

The Circus Festival Is Coming To Town Next Month

October 29, 2014 at 9:20 am Comments are Disabled

  FROM its humble beginnings as a juggling convention 12 years ago, The National Circus festival is now Ireland’s largest annual circus festival and takes place in Tralee from November 13 – 16. Details of this year’s line-up have just been announced and families from all over the country will […]

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Zoe’s World: The Real ‘F Word’

Zoe’s World: The Real ‘F Word’

October 29, 2014 at 9:20 am 1 comment

YEARS ago, when referring to a women’s body shape, people never really knew what to say when a woman wasn’t stick-thin. Unfortunately, this led to people being called Fat when they didn’t have the same figure as Kate Moss. Which was totally, 100% wrong. Women are all different shapes and […]

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Tralee Imperials Welcome New Sponsors Garvey’s As Three Teams Bid For Glory

Tralee Imperials Welcome New Sponsors Garvey’s As Three Teams Bid For Glory

October 29, 2014 at 9:19 am Comments are Disabled

TRALEE Imperials will have three separate teams competing in the National Cup campaign this season. It is the first time in the history of Tralee basketball that a club has had both male and female teams competing at National Cup Level. On Friday night last, in the Mercy Mounthawk school […]

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Mary O'Donnell

Mary O’Donnell: No Maybes, It’s Definitely Maybelline For Me!

October 29, 2014 at 9:18 am Comments are Disabled

I REALLY like Maybelline New York.  I feel it is a very price friendly range so it’s really easy and cost effective to try out new colours and trends. When thinking about this topic I realised that some of my favourite products of all time are by Maybelline. Here’s a little history of Maybelline (source […]

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In 2014, David Moran announced himself on the big stage. Photo by Dermot Crean.

David Moran Is The Only Kerryman To Face Aussies Next Month

October 29, 2014 at 9:18 am Comments are Disabled

TRALEE man, David Moran, is the only Kerry player to feature in the 25-strong panel for the International Rules clash against Australia next month. Irish International Rules manager Paul Earley named his  panel yesterday for the clash against Australia in Perth on November 22. Mayo lead the way with four home-based player, […]

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How Austin Stacks v Mid Kerry Went Down On Twitter

How Austin Stacks v Mid Kerry Went Down On Twitter

October 28, 2014 at 2:51 pm Comments are Disabled

Gavin O’Connor trawls through Twitter and finds out what people were saying and what photos they were posting on Garvey’s Supervalu Kerry SFC Final day… There were signs early on that we were in for a good day when Dermot Mahony spotted this rainbow over Austin Stack Park. Rainbow in Tralee for […]

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Five Things Stacks’ Fans Will Ponder From Sunday’s County Final

Five Things Stacks’ Fans Will Ponder From Sunday’s County Final

October 28, 2014 at 12:26 pm Comments are Disabled

Gavin O’Connor looks at the main features of Sunday’s Garvey’s Supervalu Kerry SFC final at Austin Stack Park from a Rockie point of view… 1. Austin Stacks’ Point-Scoring  Some of the scores by Stacks were of an extremely high calibre and that’s not even taking the weather into account. The […]

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Barry John And Co. Bring Sam To Kerry London Association Dinner

Barry John And Co. Bring Sam To Kerry London Association Dinner

October 28, 2014 at 12:16 pm Comments are Disabled

KERRY stars Barry John Keane, Kieran O’Leary and Kerry minor manager Jack O’Connor were among the guests at the Kerry Association London Dinner Dance where the Sam Maguire and Tom Markham Cups took pride of place on Friday night. The Crown Moran Hotel in Cricklewood was also the scene of the auction of Aidan […]

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Orlagh Winters: You’re Never Fully Dressed Without A Smile

Orlagh Winters: You’re Never Fully Dressed Without A Smile

October 28, 2014 at 10:59 am Comments are Disabled

IT’S Tuesday morning and I am back in Tralee after a long weekend in Italy and I am very glad to be home. Firstly, because no matter where I am in the world, there is nothing that beats waking up in your own bed. Secondly, I am delighted that I […]

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