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McCann At The Movies: Tiresome Comedy Fails To Do Justice To Hawn And Schumer

McCann At The Movies: Tiresome Comedy Fails To Do Justice To Hawn And Schumer

May 27, 2017 at 9:51 am 0 comments

Our movie reviewer, John McCann, on the new Amy Schumer vehicle which, despite Goldie Hawn’s presence, falls well short of the mark… After being dumped by her boyfriend on the eve of a vacation to an exotic location, impulsive dreamer Emily (Amy Schumer) convinces her over cautious mother Linda, (Goldie […]

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Maria O'Regan, Siobhan Ryan and Michelle Culloty at CBS Primary School Parents Association table quiz in the Ashe Hotel on Thursday night. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Table Quiz Helps CBS Primary’s Breakfast Club

May 26, 2017 at 12:08 pm 0 comments

THURSDAY night saw a table quiz  held in The Ashe Hotel to aid a great programme in CBS Primary School. Every morning, children gather at the school for The Breakfast Club which provides the children — who, for a variety of reasons, may not be able to get one at home […]

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WATCH: Tralee Woman’s Video Gets Over 3.5m Views On Facebook

WATCH: Tralee Woman’s Video Gets Over 3.5m Views On Facebook

May 25, 2017 at 1:31 pm 1 comment

AN Oakpark native is reeling after her ‘parenting parody’ video received millions of views on Facebook. Riona O’Connor, whose parents Sean and Ita live in Lisbeg, is an actress and comedian living in London who has the Facebook page, ‘Riona — The Unnatural Woman’. Last week she uploaded a video of her […]

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People Invited To Host A ‘Street Feast’ Party In Tralee

May 25, 2017 at 12:37 pm 0 comments

OVER 1,000 Street Feast parties will take place around the country on June 11, including 10 in Kerry. Fenit, Kenmare, Stradbally and Killorglin are some of the locations for the 8th Annual Street Feast Day and it is expected that over 700 neighbours will take part in county-wide Kerry Street Feasts, […]

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Elma Walsh with Principal of Spa NS Peter Linehan and those attending the Spa NS family day in memory of Donal Walsh on Sunday. Photo by Dermot Crean

Spa NS Looks Forward To Donal Walsh 6k Challenge Next Month

May 24, 2017 at 11:33 am 0 comments

THERE was a real buzz of excitement and anticipation at Spa N.S. this week as the 2017 ‘Donal Walsh Spa 6K Challenge’ was launched. This will be the fourth year of the event and the whole school community is busy organising another family fun day in honour of Donal, their […]

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Open Air Screening Of ‘Sing Street’ In Town Park

Open Air Screening Of ‘Sing Street’ In Town Park

May 24, 2017 at 10:39 am 0 comments

THE Summer Open Air Cinema season is back this year and the first offering in Tralee Town Park is a real treat. Presented by Kerry Film Festival in association with Féile na Bláth/The Park Festival, the huge comedy hit ‘Sing Street’ will be screened on Friday, June 16 at 10pm. […]

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Open Morning On Adult Education Options At Tralee VTOS

Open Morning On Adult Education Options At Tralee VTOS

May 23, 2017 at 4:33 pm 0 comments

THOSE with an interest in getting back into education should pay a visit to Tralee VTOS at Clash on tomorrow morning (Wednesday) for an Open Day, from 10am to 1pm, about the services they offer. The information morning gives information on the two year Leaving Cert course, QQI Level 3 General Learning, QQI […]

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Cast members during soundcheck before the performance of Tralee Musical Society's 'Jesus Christ Superstar' in Siamsa Tíre on Thursday night. Photo by Dermot Crean

Three AIMS Nominations For Tralee Musical Society

May 22, 2017 at 2:15 pm 0 comments

TRALEE Musical Society have been nominated in three categories for the 2017 Association of Irish Musical Society Awards their production of Jesus Christ Superstar. They are Des Hurley for Best Stage Manager, Best Technical (Set,Sound & Lighting) and Best Visual (Costume, Hair and Make Up). Continued below… The public loved the show […]

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RTÉ Reporter - Cian McCormack 2016
RTÉ Morning Ireland's  ‘Ireland by bike’ series will hear the stories of real people at the start of the summer as reporter Cian McCormack travels on his bike for ten days in June stopping in towns, villages and communities from Dublin to the Midlands and South East and South West. Cian will cycle on his making daily reports on Morning Ireland from Wed June 1st to Friday June 10th. Listeners can interact with the ‘Ireland by bike’ series directly by emailing: irelandbybike@rte.ie or on twitter: @cian_mccormack or @morningireland.

Roving RTE Reporter Is Looking For Stories In Tralee And BallyB

May 21, 2017 at 12:55 pm 0 comments

RTÉ’s Cian McCormack is getting on his bike for the ‘Morning Ireland’ programme and heading down to Kerry looking for stories. The ’Ireland by bike’ series will hear the stories of real people at the start of the summer as reporter Cian McCormack travels on his bike for ten days in June […]

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PHOTOS: #Tralee On Social Media This Week

PHOTOS: #Tralee On Social Media This Week

May 21, 2017 at 11:09 am 0 comments

Every week we compile the best of photos posted on Twitter and Instagram about and around Tralee. Here’s what you’ve been snapping this week… (If you’d like a photo to feature just tag #Tralee in it and we’ll see it)… CH Chemists hosted a well known face yesterday… What a […]

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Pupils on the runway at the Caherleaheen NS Fashion Show at the Ballyroe Heights Hotel on Thursday night. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: More Style From The Caherleaheen NS Fashion Show (Part 2)

May 20, 2017 at 9:27 am Comments are Disabled

IT was a night to remember for everyone involved in Caherleaheen NS on Thursday as they enjoyed a fantastic fashion show in Ballyroe Heights Hotel. As we told you yesterday (click here for previous coverage), it was a great sellout success with staff, pupils and parents hitting the runway parading […]

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McCann At The Movies: A Tense Blood Curdling Sci-Fi Thriller

McCann At The Movies: A Tense Blood Curdling Sci-Fi Thriller

May 20, 2017 at 9:27 am Comments are Disabled

Our movie reviewer, John McCann, looks at the latest in the Alien franchise, Alien Covenant…   Fans of previous Alien films and the sci-fi horror genre, that these movies have made their own, will have been eagerly anticipating the next chapter in the Ridley Scott-driven franchise. It’s predecessor, Prometheus, did an […]

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As part of their Winter schedule of free events and activities, Manor West Shopping Centre and Retail Park are organising a “Family Funday” . pictured on the day were - 
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PRESS INFO -- Fun For All The Family At Manor West-Animal Roadshow to arrive in centre on Saturday 5th November-As part of their Winter schedule of free events and activities, Manor West Shopping Centre and Retail Park are organising a “Family Funday” on Saturday 5th November from 12 noon.  The day will feature lots of fun things to do for kids of all ages, the highlight of which will be “The Animal Roadshow” and will on site from 1pm.The Animal Roadshow, will host a mini zoo in the centre with a range of different types of animals including Snakes, Lizard, Tortoises, Rabbits, Guinea pigs, an Owl and lots of creepy crawlies that are still hanging around after the Halloween celebrations, such as slimey snails, tickley spiders, scorpions and other teeney insects! There will also be an animal arts and crafts area where kids can draw, make and colour their favourite animals and bring their works of art home with them.Speaking about the event Derek Rusk, Centre Manager said, “At Manor West, family is very important to us. We really enjoy organising these types of events and seeing all the visitors to the centre enjoying a fun filled family day out. I think I might be even more excited about the mini zoo than some of the kids will be!”Kingdom Party Pals will be there on the day with Minnie and Mickey Mouse as well as Anna and Elsa among others, so don’t forget to take a picture and share it on the Manor West Facebook page. There will also be face painters, balloon modeller and ‘Tony Wonder The Magician’ with magic skills and illusions that will amaze visitors.For more information on Manor West Shopping Centre and Retail Park and upcoming events please visit www.manorwest.ie or find them on Facebook and Twitter.

Wellness Information Exhibition For Manor West

May 19, 2017 at 12:11 pm Comments are Disabled

MANOR West Shopping Centre and Retail Park will host its second ‘Wellness on Your Doorstep’ information exhibition on Saturday, May 27th from 12 to 5pm. The successful exhibition will once again provide information to the local community and its visitors on organisations, services, sports clubs and the likes that are available […]

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Student Cian McGrath from Mercy Mounthawk Secondary School, Co. Kerry is pictured at the 2017 Bord Gáis Energy Student Theatre Awards in Dublin. RTÉ 2FM presenter Eoghan McDermott hosted the special awards ceremony at the Bord Gá

Tralee Teenager Among Winners At National Student Theatre Awards

May 19, 2017 at 12:03 pm Comments are Disabled

A TRALEE school student was among the winners at the the annual Bord Gáis Energy Student Theatre Awards 2017 held on Wednesday in the  Bord Gáis Energy Theatre in Dublin. Over 1,700 students from 63 schools across Ireland attended the event where the top prize in the Best Dramatic Review category was bestowed […]

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Mommies on the runway wearing fashions from Hannons Castleisland at the Caherleaheen NS Fashion Show at the Ballyroe Heights Hotel on Thursday night. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Caherleaheen NS Fashion Show A Sellout Success (Part 1)

May 19, 2017 at 11:36 am Comments are Disabled

PUPILS, parents and staff from Caherleaheen National School took to the catwalk for the first time last night and they didn’t disappoint, delivering a fantastic night of entertainment. With a sell out crowd of over 400 attendees at Ballyroe Heights Hotel, the fashion show had everything. From the pre-schoolers to the nanas, the bravery […]

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Seven Things To Do This Weekend

Seven Things To Do This Weekend

May 19, 2017 at 10:12 am Comments are Disabled

Music, a talk show, a quiz, a walk in the woods…it’s the weekend. Get out and enjoy it…  Friday 1. Fleadh fun on the streets… Fleadh Cheoil Chiarraí continues all weekend in town. Today sees a Street Entertainment competition, with the winners announced followed by performance of winning group in The Square at 7.30pm. […]

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Two Events To Help Raise Funds For Tina’s Treatment

Two Events To Help Raise Funds For Tina’s Treatment

May 18, 2017 at 4:27 pm Comments are Disabled

TWO events in Tralee and Causeway will take place on Friday, May 26 to help pay for medical help a Kilflynn teenager needs abroad. The events are being organized by ‘Tina’s Army’ a collection of volunteers who have come together from all walks of life to raise money and awareness of Tina McElligott’s […]

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Anne Courtney, Shannan Howe, Cora Lee Howe, Rebecca Howe, Denis Courtney, Katie Howe and Amanda Howe at the official opening of the Fleadh Cheoil Chiarraí on Wednesday evening. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Fleadh Cheoil Chiarraí Begins With Concert At Rose Hotel

May 18, 2017 at 2:31 pm Comments are Disabled

FIVE days of trad music and dance kicked off last night with a concert to mark the start of Fleadh Cheoil Chiarraí. It was very much a family affair as nine families from around the county took to the stage in the Rose Hotel for an event which was streamed […]

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Musicians rehearsing before the opening of Fleadh Cheoil Chiarraí at the Rose Hotel on Wednesday night. Photo by Dermot Crean

Five Days Of Fleadh Cheoil Kicks Off Tonight In Tralee

May 17, 2017 at 2:09 pm Comments are Disabled

TRALEE will be awash with trad musicians over the next five days as the Fleadh Cheoil Chiarraí comes to town for the second year in a row. The event is set to be a big economic boost to the town with thousands of visitors over the rest of the week. It […]

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Gary Keane, performing at their recent single launch of their track 'Stylin' in the Savoy, in Cork City.

Diverse Line-Up Of Guests For ‘The OtherSide’ This Friday In Benners

May 16, 2017 at 11:58 am Comments are Disabled

AFTER a very successful inaugural event in February, The OtherSide event is back on this Friday, May 19 in Benners Hotel, Tralee at 8:30pm, with another great line up and free admission. The OtherSide is a new event for Tralee, in the form of a traditional style late-night talk show set in […]

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Kayleigh Hennessy (centre) who was auditioning for The Voice UK in The Blasket on Monday night with friends Ciara O'Sullivan and Rachel Tooher. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Singers Bid For Stardom At ‘The Voice UK’ Auditions In Tralee

May 16, 2017 at 10:44 am Comments are Disabled

THEY came from all over the county to sing at The Voice UK auditions at The Blasket bar on Castle Street last night. Researchers from the popular ITV show were in the bar to film the singers to see if Kerry singers have star potential. “We had a huge reaction to […]

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PHOTOS: #Tralee On Social Media This Week

PHOTOS: #Tralee On Social Media This Week

May 14, 2017 at 11:38 am Comments are Disabled

Every week we compile the best of photos posted on Twitter and Instagram about and around Tralee. Here’s what you’ve been snapping this week… (If you’d like a photo to feature just tag #Tralee in it and we’ll see it)… Fenit looking pretty special… Just outside Fenit Co Kerry yesterday. […]

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McCann At The Movies: Solid Yet Unspectacular Retelling Of Dark Time In History

McCann At The Movies: Solid Yet Unspectacular Retelling Of Dark Time In History

May 13, 2017 at 12:49 pm Comments are Disabled

Our movie reviewer, John McCann, says The Promise is ultimately a missed opportunity… With an all stellar cast including Oscar Isaac, Christian Bale and Charlotte Le Bon and written and directed by Academy Award winning filmmaker Terry George, all the ingredients were present for a modern day epic telling of the […]

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Events To Take Place Around Tralee For Biodiversity Week

Events To Take Place Around Tralee For Biodiversity Week

May 12, 2017 at 1:55 pm Comments are Disabled

Biodiversity Week is just around the corner and offers a range of family friendly, fun events in Tralee and around Kerry that celebrate Kerry’s wildlife. From May 20th until May 28th, Kerry County Council, in association with several local groups, is running a number of short workshops, days out, walks and talks […]

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Today Thursday 11 May, secondary school students from across Munster travelled to IT Tralee for the final service in the 2016/2017 Flogas Ireland and Failte Ireland sponsored Schools Apprentice Chef Programme. 
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KERRY STUDENT WINS SCHOOLS APPRENTICE CHEF
17 year old Padriac Randles from Pobalscoil Inbhear Scéine, Kenmare, Co Kerry carried off the Supreme Apprentice Chef title for 2017.  It was his second year to enter the competition and he won for his dish of marinated pan fried Skeaghanore duck fillet, potato rosti, spring roll with celeriac and cabbage, carrot purée, toasted hazelnuts and sweet potato crisps. 

Joint second place was awarded to Emily O Hara from Midleton College in Cork for her pan seared bream and Lauren Wall from St Declan’s Community College, Kilmacthomas, Co Waterford for her herb crusted fillet of cod.  Kelly English from St Colman’s Community College in Midleton, Co Cork received third place for her “Lemon Trio & Chocolate Surprise.”

All finalists experienced an authentic restaurant environment in the kitchens at IT Tralee and served dishes which ranged from “green tea smoked chicken with cauliflower rice, apple & fennel slaw” to “pistachio, courgette and lemon cake” to a panel of discerning judges.

As the winner, Padraic, who was participating in the programme for a second year, walked away with a prize package that included a set of professional knives, €1000 equipment for his school, Pobalscoil Inbhear Scéine in Kenmare, a year’s subscription to Easyfood Magazine and a professional food styling session at Easyfood Magazine HQ this summer.  In addition, the specially commissioned Supreme Apprentice Chef perpetual trophy was presented to Padraic by Michael Murphy, sales representative for Flogas Ireland.

Addressing an audience comprising students, teachers and family supporters, Failte Ireland’s John Mulcahy praised the students and said, “Fáilte Ireland is proud to have supported the Apprentice Chef Programme from its very first year.  It has been a pleasure to watch it grow and flourish and to see the talent in the room today assures me that Ireland’s culinary future is in safe hands.”  

Having been mentored by accomplished chefs Mark Doe and Louise Brosnan, who recently completed a stage with Danni Barry, Ireland’s only female Michelin Star chef and the 2017 RAI Best Chef in Ireland, and supported by nutritional therapist, Susie Cox, each dish had a “Good Mood Food” influence and incorporated locally sourced ingredients. 

Commenting on the event, Michael Murphy, sales representative for Flogas Ireland, said, “There was a great atmosphere and I was very impressed at the enthusiasm and dedication of all the participants. Top chefs like Neven Maguire always work on gas and as one of the chief suppliers of gas to the catering and hospitality sector, we’re delighted to support the development of young culinary talent.”

.This is the fifth year of the Apprentice Chef Programme which was established by Mark Doe of Just Cooking Cookery School and Mark Murphy, senior lecturer in Culinary Arts at IT Tralee.  Co-founder Mark Doe said, “Since the programme’s inception in 2012, we have delivered a series of demonstrations and workshops to over 2000 students attending schools in Kerry, Limerick, Cork, Tipperary, Waterford, Kilkenny and Wexford.  Our objective is to promote the importance of healthy eating to enhance physical and mental wellbeing, encourage young people to consider a culinary career to help combat the current chef shortage in Ireland and improve their self confidence.  Year on year we are overwhelmed by the high standard of the dishes produced by the students and we look forward to building on the programme’s success to take it to national level.” 

 At a meeting with Patrick O Donovan TD, Minister of State for Tourism and Sport, Mark and his colleagues outlined how the programme can contribute to improving the number of students choosing a culinary career which is critical to support the tourism industry in Ireland. This week the Minister said, “I want to wish the team in the Apprentice Chef well with the conclusion of the 2016/2017 programme.  I recently met with the team and I was very impressed with their positive attitude and the vision they have to upskill our second level students across such a wide range of culinary skills.  I also want to congratulate all the students who have participated and wish them well for the future.”

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Kerry Student Wins Apprentice Chef Competition

May 12, 2017 at 11:46 am Comments are Disabled

A KENMARE secondary school student was winner of a culinary competition in the IT Tralee yesterday. Students from across Munster travelled to the ITT for the final service in the 2016/2017 Flogas Ireland and Failte Ireland sponsored Schools Apprentice Chef Programme. Seventeen year old Pádraic Randles from Pobalscoil Inbhear Scéine, Kenmare, Co […]

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Sean Scally (top centre) of Enable Ireland Kerry, with Minnie and Mickey from Kingdom Party Pals and the Active Kingdom team, JT Deenihan, Sean Flynn and Paul Carmody looking forward to the family fun day in aid of Enable Ireland on Sunday, May 14.

Six Things To Do This Weekend

May 12, 2017 at 11:30 am Comments are Disabled

Ok, so the weather is annoyingly going to break for the weekend and we might get some showers, but that doesn’t mean you can’t throw on a rainjacket or bring a brolly and enjoy some of these events… Friday 1. Breeda’s book launch… A new book which explores Tralee businesswoman’s determination to […]

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Tralee Bar Is Hosting ‘The Voice UK’ Open Mic Night Next Week

Tralee Bar Is Hosting ‘The Voice UK’ Open Mic Night Next Week

May 11, 2017 at 4:00 pm Comments are Disabled

A TRALEE bar is reminding future singing stars out there that The Voice UK Open Mic night is coming next week. The Blasket on Castle Street is hosting the event where representatives from the popular ITV show will be there to see what Tralee’s singing talent has to offer. They […]

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The Austin Stacks team stand for the national anthem. Photo by Dermot Crean

Rockies Planning A Big Weekend In Connolly Park

May 11, 2017 at 2:16 pm Comments are Disabled

THIS weekend is a big one for Austin Stacks GAA club as they hold a series of activities to mark their centenary.   Saturday sees championship football return to Connolly Park as they host St Kierans in Rd. 1 of the Senior Co. Championship Austin Stacks at 6.30pm. On Sunday, there is […]

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Darran O'Sullivan with young fans at the Kerry GAA Night of Champions at Kingdom Greyhound Stadium on Friday night. Photo by Dermot Crean

Meet Kerry GAA Stars At The Night Of Champions

May 11, 2017 at 1:58 pm Comments are Disabled

THE annual Kerry GAA ‘Night of Champions’ returns to the Kingdom Greyhound Stadium next month and it promises to be a fun night out for the family. The event, taking place on Friday, June 16, is a fundraising event for Kerry GAA teams and will see the county’s football and hurling stars […]

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Kerry Rose of Tralee contestants Carol Lane, Castleisland, Catherine Rahilly, Lixnaw, Michaela Brosnan, Ballyduff, Katie Lucey, Listowel and Michelle O'Connor, Fossa,  at a meet and greet evening for the Rose hopefuls   in The  Liquid Lounge at The Killarney Grand on Saturday night. Picture: Eamonn Keogh

PHOTOS: The Kerry Rose Contestants Enjoy Night Out In Killarney

May 11, 2017 at 9:54 am Comments are Disabled

THERE’S just over three weeks to go to the Kerry Rose selection and the ladies are getting to know each other with another get together last night. Many of the contestants were in The Liquid Lounge over in The Killarney Grand for a meet and greet evening. They met Deputy […]

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