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Meet Santa at Gallys Grotto.

Sponsored: Visit Santa And Friends At Gally’s Grotto

December 8, 2022 at 10:42 am 0 comments

MAKE magical Christmas memories with your kids at Gally’s Grotto this December. Book a family meal at Gally’s Bar and Restaurant on the Castlemaine Road for two adults and two children (roast dinners & kids menu) and after you’ve eaten, the kids will experience a personal meeting with Santa and […]

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Island of Geese amphitheatre

Island Of Geese To Host Christmas Markets On Friday And Saturday

December 8, 2022 at 10:41 am 0 comments

THE Island of Geese will be a hive of activity this Friday and Saturday evenings as its transformed for a special event. Tralee Chamber is urging members of the public to head down to the festive-themed Christmas Market from 5pm to 9pm on both evenings. The market, held in partnership with […]

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Tralee Library To Host Exhibition To Mark 100 Years Of An Garda Síochána

Tralee Library To Host Exhibition To Mark 100 Years Of An Garda Síochána

December 8, 2022 at 10:40 am 0 comments

TRALEE Library will host an event next week as part of the An Garda Síochána centenary celebrations. Earlier this year, an appeal was made to people requesting they share with An Garda Síochána any history or Garda memorabilia they may have or know of to help mark this special year […]

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Some of the members of the cast of ‘Ballymacandy’ during rehearsals this week: front l-r: Siobhán Collins (Annie Cronin), Claire O’Connor (Maggie Slattery), back l-r: Chris Horan (Commissioner Smyth), Jeremiah Murphy (Constable John Quirke), Muireann McAuliffe (Meriel Leeson Marshall), Michael Quirke (Jack Flynn), John Sexton (Denis Sugrue), Joe Horan (Totty O’Sullivan).

‘Ballymacandy’ Play Will Return Due To Popular Demand

December 8, 2022 at 10:40 am 0 comments

DUE to phenomenal interest in the theatrical portrayal of a War of Independence ambush which happened in mid-Kerry in 1921, a series of new dates for a highly acclaimed stage play, which tells the dramatic story of the incident, have been announced for the new year. ‘Ballymacandy’, which is based […]

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Santa Claus joins the organisers of the Tralee 5km Santa Fun Run and representatives from Down Syndrome Kerry for the launch of the event at Tralee Bay Wetlands. Photo by Dermot Crean

Get On Your Marks For The Tralee Santa 5k Run/Walk This Sunday

December 7, 2022 at 11:36 am 0 comments

DON’T forget there’s a great family festive event taking place this Sunday morning which will warm you up during the cold weather. The Tralee Bay Wetlands will turn red and white as everyone is encouraged to dress up in festive regalia to run, walk or cycle the Tralee 5k Santa […]

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Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony At Recovery Haven

Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony At Recovery Haven

December 6, 2022 at 11:49 am 0 comments

CANCER support charity, Recovery Haven Kerry, is extending a warm, festive welcome to the people of Kerry to celebrate their official tree-lighting and carol-singing ceremony on this Thursday, December 8. Mayor of Tralee, Cllr Mikey Sheehy, will officiate at Recovery Haven’s Tralee centre at 5 Haig’s Terrace at 4.30pm, joined […]

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PHOTOS: All The Style From Clodagh Moore’s ‘Boujee Brunch’ At Molly J’s

PHOTOS: All The Style From Clodagh Moore’s ‘Boujee Brunch’ At Molly J’s

December 5, 2022 at 2:30 pm 0 comments

MOLLY J’s at Benners was the place to be on Sunday as over 100 ladies gathered for an afternoon of all things ‘girly’. Influencer Clodagh Moore organised the ‘Boujee Brunch’ which had guest speakers, cocktails, make-up and hair tips and all things fashion-related to entertain the guests. Clodagh, who has […]

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Santa and Mark Leen at the launch of Mark's book, 'The Postman and Doggie Woggie' at The Nu Place on Saturday. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Mark Officially Launches ‘The Postman And Doggie Woggie’

December 5, 2022 at 12:33 pm 0 comments

THE new book from Mark Leen was officially launched by the local businessman, author and entertainer at his cafe, The Nu Place on Bridge Street on Saturday. ‘The Postman And Doggie Woggie’ was inspired by the story of a well-known postman from Tralee, Connie Foley from O’Rahillys Villas, who came […]

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PHOTOS: #Tralee On Social Media This Week

PHOTOS: #Tralee On Social Media This Week

December 4, 2022 at 3:58 pm 0 comments

Every week we compile photos of Tralee and beyond posted on Twitter and Instagram. If you’d like a photo to feature, just tag #Tralee or #TraleeToday and we’ll see it… Kind words from Deric… Exploring Tralee #Kerry & beautiful Blennerville 🇮🇪🤩 pic.twitter.com/VAf3ejvvHQ — Deric (@deric_tv) November 27, 2022 Tralee Chamber elf […]

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Amy Byrne, Lizzie Hayes, Nikki Breen and Kelly Herlihy enjoying the Pitman Training and Flúirse Christmas Party at Kirby's Brogue Inn on Saturday night. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Saturday Night Christmas Party Time At The Brogue And The Ashe

December 4, 2022 at 11:59 am 0 comments

TraleeToday.ie’s coverage of Christmas Party Nights is brought to you by AIB Tralee… TRALEE was a busy place to be on Saturday night as people from all over the town and far beyond came to party. The hotels, bars and restaurants were packed as revellers enjoyed a well-deserved night out […]

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Vanessa McDermott, Eilish O'Regan, Francis Kelly, Claire Kelly and Clara Ryan from Leahys Pharmacy at the Ballygarry Estate Christmas Party Night on Saturday. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: A Ballygarry ‘Top Gun’ Themed Party Night To Take Your Breath Away

December 4, 2022 at 10:47 am 0 comments

TraleeToday.ie’s coverage of Christmas Party Nights is brought to you by AIB Tralee… REVELLERS took the highway to the partyzone last night as Ballygarry Estate hosted a fantastic ‘Top Gun/Maverick’-themed Christmas soirée. Padraig McGillicuddy, Thys Vogels and Niall Daly took the 320 guests breath away, greeting them in full aviator […]

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Suzanne Dowling, Sharon O'Keeffe, Leanne Ryan and Irene Daly at the Kerry County Council Sports and Social Club Christmas party at Lotties in The Ashe Hotel on Friday night. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Enjoying Christmas Parties In The Ashe And The Brogue

December 3, 2022 at 11:14 am 0 comments

TraleeToday.ie’s Christmas Party Night coverage is brought to you by AIB Tralee… THE parties are in full swing around Tralee this weekend and it’s great to see people out enjoying the festive season, fully free of restrictions for the first time in three years. We visited The Ashe Hotel and […]

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Susan Sugrue, Clodagh Foley, Linda Dennehy and Kerry McCord at the Scoil Eoin staff Christmas party in The Rose Hotel on Friday night. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Style From Christmas Party Night In The Rose Hotel

December 3, 2022 at 11:14 am 0 comments

TraleeToday.ie’s Christmas Party Nights coverage is brought to you by AIB Tralee… IT’S that time of the year again! There’s definitely a buzz around the town this past week, especially since the Christmas lights were switched on. The first weekend in December is always a hectic one for hotels, bars […]

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Finnegan On Films: Family Movies, Comedy And Drama On The Box Tonight

Finnegan On Films: Family Movies, Comedy And Drama On The Box Tonight

December 3, 2022 at 11:02 am 0 comments

Our movie guy, James Finnegan, has some distractions from the World Cup drama today… It is obvious that there are going to be plenty of shocks, surprises, highs and lows, but that’s enough about the World Cup – let’s see what’s on offer for the film viewers today. One of […]

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Artist Maree O'Connor with Paul Hanrahan and David Buttimer of Action Lesotho at Maree's art sale/exhibition at The Daily Grind on Friday. Photo by Dermot Crean

Maree’s Art Exhibition/Sale At Daily Grind Cafe To Help Charity

December 2, 2022 at 4:00 pm 0 comments

A SELECTION of paintings from a local artist are being exhibited in a cafe over the coming week, with all proceeds from sales going to Tralee-based charity Action Lesotho. Maree O’Connor was joined by friends and representatives from Action Lesotho, Paul Hanrahan and David Buttimer, at the launch of the […]

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Paudie Lynch with his painting 'Watch The Birdie' at the Tralee Art Group 'Light' exhibition at Tralee Library on Thursday evening. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Wonderful Talent On Display At Tralee Art Group’s New Exhibition

December 2, 2022 at 10:27 am 0 comments

STUNNING paintings adorned the walls in Tralee Library on Thursday evening for the opening of Tralee Art Group’s ‘Light’ Exhibition. There was a great turnout for the event as artist Clem O’Keeffe welcomed all to the Group’s first in-person exhibition since before the Covid pandemic. She introduced Niamh Doyle, Executive […]

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The Robocobra Quartet.

Two Acclaimed Music Acts At ClubHeadBangBang Tonight

December 1, 2022 at 12:40 pm Comments are Disabled

ClubHeadBangBang at The Greyhound Bar is celebrating its 18th birthday tonight with a concert by two acclaimed music artists. Music fans can sample a shot of ethereal electronica from Fears followed by a cocktail of post-punk, jazz, spoken word and noise rock from The Robocobra Quartet. Robocobra Quartet has a rule: […]

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Mark Leen in front of The Nu Place on Bridge Street. Photo by Dermot Crean

Art Exhibitions, Music, Poetry And A Book Launch This Week At The Nu Place

November 29, 2022 at 2:06 pm Comments are Disabled

WITH the Christmas lights on and everybody feeling all festive, there’s a special feeling about the town this time of the year. This will be enhanced in the coming days with Mark Leen bringing art exhibitions, music, poetry and finally the launch of his new book at his cafe The […]

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Members of Kerry Concert Choir, rehearsing for their first Christmas concert - 'Carols from the Cathedral' with Choral Director, Dr Sharon Lyons, (Centre). The Concert takes place in St. Mary’s Cathedral, Killarney, on Sunday December 4th, 2022, at 7.00pm. Directed by renowned Soprano - Dr Sharon Lyons, features, Kerry Scotia Ensemble - a 10 piece orchestra, members of St. Mary's Cathedral Choir, with special guest, Countertenor, Nils Wanderer. The concert also includes some of the world’s most beautiful traditional Christmas Carols - O Holy Night, In the Bleak Mid-Winter, Carol of the Bells, Hark! The Herald Angels Sing, and many more. Tickets are €20 (proceeds to Down Syndrome Kerry) are available at St. Mary’s Cathedral on the night, or from eventbrite.ie  
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Kerry Scotia Ensemble And Local Choirs To Present ‘Carols From The Cathedral’

November 29, 2022 at 1:21 pm Comments are Disabled

KICKING off the Christmas season, Kerry Scotia Ensemble and members of the Kerry Concert Choir and St Mary’s Cathedral Choir are busy rehearsing for their concert “Carols from the Cathedral”, which takes place this Sunday, December 4, in St Mary’s Cathedral Killarney. Directed by Dr Sharon Lyons, the concert will […]

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Radio Kerry’s Christmas Jumper Day Returns To Raise Funds For St Vincent de Paul

Radio Kerry’s Christmas Jumper Day Returns To Raise Funds For St Vincent de Paul

November 29, 2022 at 12:03 pm Comments are Disabled

THE ninth annual Radio Kerry Christmas Jumper Day fundraiser for St Vincent de Paul, in association with Garvey’s Super Valu will take place on Friday, December 16 this year. Over the past eight years the generosity of individuals, school communities and businesses across the county has led to almost €150,000 […]

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Noreen O'Brien, Maureen Weir, Eileen Whelan of Paco, Niamh Abeyta and Carole Dooley of Paco promoting the upcoming fashion show in Kilflynn. Photo by Dermot Crean

Fashion Show To Help Raise Funds For Kilflynn Centre

November 29, 2022 at 10:30 am Comments are Disabled

IF you’re looking for a fashion fix this weekend while helping out a vital facility for a north Kerry village, then this might be for you. There will be fun, fashion and music at St Columba’s Centre in Kiflynn for a special fundraiser featuring style from many Tralee stores this […]

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Mary Woulfe and Tasha O'Connor at the Connect Ladies Lunch at The Ashe Hotel on Sunday. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: All The Style From The Connect Ladies Lunch

November 28, 2022 at 2:06 pm Comments are Disabled

THE annual Connect Kerry Ladies Lunch, which took place in Lotties at The Ashe Hotel on Sunday, was a typically stylish affair. Ladies enjoyed some bubbly on arrival followed by great food, fine wines and some invaluable  beauty and hair tips to get them through the party season. Stylist Danny […]

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The tree on Denny Street. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Tralee Lights Up In Style For Christmas

November 27, 2022 at 12:27 pm Comments are Disabled

NOW it feels like Christmas! The rain cleared on Saturday afternoon (for the most part) as families gathered in the Square for a wonderful afternoon of entertainment to kick off the festive season in Tralee. Dave Rath got the ball rolling with some jazz music followed by The Oliver Hurley School […]

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PHOTOS: #Tralee On Social Media This Week

PHOTOS: #Tralee On Social Media This Week

November 27, 2022 at 11:29 am Comments are Disabled

Every week we compile photos of Tralee and beyond posted on Twitter and Instagram. If you’d like a photo to feature, just tag #Tralee or #TraleeToday and we’ll see it… Sam visit the Chamber President’s lunch… Great afternoon at the Tralee Chamber Inaugural Presidents Lunch today and topped off with a […]

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Finnegan On Films: Comedy And Drama Escapism From The World Cup

Finnegan On Films: Comedy And Drama Escapism From The World Cup

November 26, 2022 at 9:54 am Comments are Disabled

Our movie guy, James Finnegan, says there’s a paucity of films on TV today… A sparse selection of films for those who are looking from a break from the World Cup, but there’s some quality in the scarcity. Who doesn’t love the cute, chaotic Minions?  They return in Despicable Me […]

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Mark Leen with his new book 'The Postman And Doggie Woggie' which is a available to buy from The Nu Place Cafe on Bridge Street in Tralee. Photo by Dermot Crean

Tralee’s ‘Whistling Postman’ And His Beloved Dog Remembered In New Children’s Book

November 25, 2022 at 11:03 am Comments are Disabled

A WELL-KNOWN local businessman, author and entertainer has a new book out for Christmas which remembers a great local character and his beloved pet. Mark Leen’s ‘The Postman And Doggie Woggie’ was inspired by the story of a well-known postman from Tralee, Connie Foley from O’Rahillys Villas, who came to […]

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Jeffrey Foley, Stephanie Collins with Milica and Philip Goluv at the Thanksgiving Dinner at The Rose Hotel on Thursday evening. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Thanksgiving Celebrations Return To The Rose Hotel

November 25, 2022 at 9:23 am Comments are Disabled

A TRADITION which began six years ago was renewed last night as a Thanksgiving feast was laid on at The Rose Hotel. Over 150 guests attended the event which had to be shelved for the past two years because of COVID restrictions. Guests included US visitors to Kerry, ex-pats and […]

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Joining Santa Claus for the launch of the upcoming Festive Fair at Scoil Eoin Balloonagh were Tracy O'Connor and Paul Ruane of the Parents Council, teacher Veronica Donovan, Principal Kieran O’Toole, Maureen Keenan of the Parents Council, teacher Sinead Curtin. Photo by Dermot Crean

Five Things To Do Around Tralee This Weekend

November 25, 2022 at 9:23 am Comments are Disabled

It’s a big weekend as Christmas will officially kick off in Tralee with a host of activities. Here’s some stuff to get up to in between the showers!… Friday 1. Book launch in Churchill… The culmination of almost a year’s work will be celebrated at Churchill Forge this evening with […]

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Paolo Nutini.

Paolo Nutini And Loyle Carner Among Artists Announced For Other Voices In Dingle

November 24, 2022 at 1:39 pm Comments are Disabled

OTHER Voices has announced five artists to headline St James’ Church in Dingle at the festival next month. Inhaler, Loyle Carner, Paolo Nutini, Just Mustard and The Big Moon will grace the stage at the old church from December 2nd – 4th. Dublin quartet Inhaler have racked up over 150 […]

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Padraig McGillicuddy of Ballygarry Estate and friends in front of the amazing Christmas tree on Wednesday evening. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: The Ballygarry Tree Lights Up For Christmas Season

November 24, 2022 at 10:32 am Comments are Disabled

A SIGHT that brings festive cheer to all approaching the town at Christmas time returned last night, as the Christmas lights were switched on at Ballygarry Estate. The amazing 40ft Christmas tree on the grounds, close to the roundabout, is a fitting welcome to Tralee which is famous for its […]

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