DINING OUT

Paul Cotter, Kevin O'Connor and Noel Keane in Croí which opens this Friday in town. Photo  by Dermot Crean

Over Ten Jobs To Be Created With Opening Of New Restaurant

March 20, 2019 at 2:15 pm 0 comments

THE team behind Croí Restaurant in the Square are busily preparing for their new venture which is set to create around 10 full-time jobs and a few more part-time positions within the next few weeks. Paul Cotter, Noel Keane and Kevin O’Connor have enjoyed great success since they opened the […]

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Mark Doe’s Recipes For Perfect Pancakes

Mark Doe’s Recipes For Perfect Pancakes

March 5, 2019 at 1:00 pm Comments are Disabled

Renowned chef Mark Doe of ‘Just Cooking’ Cookery School in Firies has your Shrove Tuesday sorted with these recipes… Top 5 tips for making the perfect pancake • Use a good quality non stick pan (pref Teflon coated) • Don’t make the batter to thick • Only flip the pancake […]

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Enable Ireland Kerry's Sean Scally (right) with Tom Sheehy who is set for several  fundraising spinathons over the coming week around the county. Photo by Dermot Crean

Tom’s Taking To The Bike At Chopin’s Cafe For ‘Pancake Tuesday’ Fundraiser

March 4, 2019 at 8:42 am Comments are Disabled

HE is famed for his fundraising endeavours for Enable Ireland Kerry and Tom Sheehy is getting on his bike again on Tuesday for the cause. Ballyroe resident Tommy is doing a spinning session outside Chopin’s Cafe & Restaurant on Ashe Street on Tuesday morning/afternoon. There will be pancakes, coffee, tea, […]

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Launching the 'Celebrity Chef' fundraiser in aid of Recovery Haven were Sales and Marketing Manager of The Rose Hotel Aisling Foley, Phil Stack of Recovery Haven, General Manager of The Rose Hotel Mark Sullivan, Carol Barry of Recovery Haven, Head Chef at The Rose Hotel Odran Lucey and Maureen O'Brien of Recovery Haven. Photo by Dermot Crean

A ‘Celebrity Chef’ Night With Amazing Food And Top Prizes To Be Won

March 2, 2019 at 11:54 am Comments are Disabled

FOUR of Ireland’s finest chefs are joining forces once again to create a dining experience to remember at The Rose Hotel, Tralee. Executive chef of The Rose Hotel, Odran Lucey, executive chef of The Marker Hotel, Gareth Mullins, executive pastry chef and executive chef of The Merrion Hotel, Paul Kelly […]

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Paul Treyvaud

Kerry Chef To Get His Own Cookery Show On Virgin Media TV

February 26, 2019 at 1:57 pm Comments are Disabled

A KERRY-BASED chef has been snapped up by Virgin Media TV for a new cookery show which will be beamed into tens of thousands of homes. Killarney restaurateur Paul Treyvaud has signed contracts with the station for the six-programme series which will see him preparing and cooking several delightful dishes. […]

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The Rose Room in The Rose Hotel is perfect for an intimate dinner date.

Friday Night Is ‘Date Night’ At The Rose Room

February 22, 2019 at 12:35 pm Comments are Disabled

HERE’S a great idea for Friday nights over the coming weeks. The good people at The Rose Hotel are enticing couples to the Rose Room restaurant with their ‘Date Night’ offer. Beginning tonight and continuing every Friday throughout the month of March, you can relax in the warm and welcoming […]

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Park Hotel Kenmare.

Two Kerry Hotels Have Best Breakfasts In Ireland

February 19, 2019 at 3:01 pm Comments are Disabled

THE Park Hotel in Kenmare has the Best Breakfast in Ireland in a Five-Star hotel. The famous hotel won the accolade at this year’s Georgina Campbell Irish Breakfast Awards, in association with Fáilte Ireland, announced today at a ceremony at the InterContinental Dublin. Dingle Benners Hotel won the Three-Star Hotel category […]

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Launching the Enable Ireland Kerry Diamond Ball at Ballygarry House Hotel, were, in front; Sean Scally of Enable Ireland Kerry, Siobhan Murphy of The Kerryman and Billy Nolan of Hilsers. At back is Mark Teahan of Tralee Printing Works, Brian Hurley, Breeda Hurley, Celene Moloney and Padraig McGillicuddy of Ballygarry. Photo by Dermot Crean

Tickets Still Available For Lavish Diamond Ball In Ballygarry This Saturday

February 19, 2019 at 1:09 pm Comments are Disabled

WITH a real diamond up for grabs, top class dining and one of Ireland’s best bands to entertain, the inaugural Diamond Ball at Ballygarry House Hotel is certainly set to be a dazzling event and there are tickets still available. The Diamond Ball is being hosted by Enable Ireland Kerry […]

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Park Hotel Kenmare.

Five Kerry Businesses Shortlisted In Irish Breakfast Awards

February 11, 2019 at 10:01 am Comments are Disabled

FIVE businesses in Kerry are among those shortlisted for an award at this year’s Georgina Campbell Irish Breakfast Awards, in association with Fáilte Ireland. Taking place on February 19th at the InterContinental Dublin, the Irish Breakfast Awards celebrate the finest Irish food producers and those who take special pride in […]

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Celia O'Shea, Anne Doyle and Toireasa Ferris from Kerry College of Further Education at their Christmas party at Kirby's Brogue Inn on Thursday night. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Christmas Party Time In Kirby’s Brogue Inn

December 22, 2018 at 9:43 am Comments are Disabled

WITH just days to go to Christmas, the town is packed with people enjoying late Christmas parties. One of the busiest places in town this weekend has to be Kirby’s Brogue Inn, where companies and organisations were having a well-deserved celebration. We were there to capture the festive atmosphere over […]

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Mark Doe: Guide To A Delicious Christmas Lunch

Mark Doe: Guide To A Delicious Christmas Lunch

December 22, 2018 at 9:38 am Comments are Disabled

WITH just a few days to go, well known chef Mark Doe of ‘Just Cooking’ cookery school in Firies has your Christmas lunch sorted with these tips and recipes… The key to a stress free Christmas lunch is preparation and timing. You want to be able to enjoy the day without […]

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The lights at Ballygarry.

PHOTOS: The Tree Is Back At Ballygarry And It Looks Wonderful

December 7, 2018 at 10:31 am Comments are Disabled

IT proved such a hit last year that they had to bring it back! The folks at Ballygarry House Hotel always have the place looking amazing over the festive period and the scene was completed last night with the switching on of the Christmas tree lights. Guests enjoyed a reception […]

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Maria Walsh, Maura Fitzgerald, Betty Kelly, Irene O'Donnell, Niall Kelly, Mike O'Donnell and Noreen Walsh at The Rose Hotel's Thanksgiving Dinner on Thursday night. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Nearly 200 Guests Enjoy Thanksgiving At The Rose Hotel

November 23, 2018 at 4:36 pm Comments are Disabled

FOR the third year in a row, Dick and Eibhlín Henggeler welcomed guests to The Rose Hotel last night for a sumptuous Thanksgiving feast. The owners of the hotel wanted to bring their Thanksgiving tradition to Tralee it has proved massively popular, with the €32.50 tickets selling out many months in […]

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Mark Doe: Five Amazing Easy Recipes For Chocolate Treats

Mark Doe: Five Amazing Easy Recipes For Chocolate Treats

October 7, 2018 at 10:38 am Comments are Disabled

Mark Doe of ‘Just Cooking’ Cookery School in Firies gives four recipes involving chocolate which are sure to be a hit… First, a few tips on chocolate… • Always store chocolate in dark, cool & dry place. • Never store chocolate near strong smelling foods as the chocolate will take […]

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Melane Harty showing her wares to Heather Lowham, Betty Fitzgerald and Anne Lowham at the Tralee Food Festival in the Mall on Saturday. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Amazing Turnout For Tralee Food Festival Fun On Saturday

September 23, 2018 at 11:54 am Comments are Disabled

AMAZINGLY, the rainclouds stayed away (despite the forecast) and dry weather prevailed allowing for the most successful Tralee Food Festival to date in town on Saturday. The Taste Trail was a massive success with many of the 26 venues sold out of stock by 2.30pm while the Mall saw big […]

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Deirdre Burke and Louise Quill at the opening event of the Tralee Food Festival on Friday evening. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: A Delicious Start To Tralee Food Festival At The Ashe Hotel

September 22, 2018 at 9:30 am Comments are Disabled

THE Tralee Food Festival kicked off last night with an event at The Ashe Hotel which bodes well for the rest of the weekend. Guest enjoyed a platter of treats including ‘Annascaul black pudding and Kerry Farm Apples with smoked relish’, miniature lamb burgers, chilli and coriander infused tiger prawns, […]

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Ken Tobin of Yummy Cafe and John Harty of Taste Kerry look forward to the Taste Trail at this year's Tralee Food Festival. Photo by Dermot Crean

Something For All Tastes At The Tralee Food Festival This Weekend

September 21, 2018 at 2:32 pm Comments are Disabled

SO it’s finally here and people are in for a real treat at many pubs, hotels and restaurants over the next three days. The fourth annual Tralee Food Festival will see a taste trail, live music, special menus, food market, a family fun day and much more to tantalise the […]

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The Coastguard Restaurant in the Dingle Skellig Hotel will host a very special event in October.

A Very Special Wine Weekend At The Dingle Skellig Hotel

September 19, 2018 at 4:41 pm Comments are Disabled

WHILE many people head to Dingle in early October for their famous Food Festival, it may be worth waiting for this instead a couple of weeks later, especially if you like wine, great food and luxury! This October, the Dingle Skellig Hotel are pleased to welcome a very special guest […]

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Ciara Griffin of the Irish rugby team with her Croí crew, David Culleton, Noel Keane, Paul Cotter and Dale Houlihan at the 'Celebrity Chef Gourmet Night' in aid of Cycle Against Suicide at Croí Restaurant on Monday night. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Rugby Captain Ciara Lines Up A Tasty Menu At Charity Night

September 13, 2018 at 10:37 am Comments are Disabled

THE award-winning Croí Restaurant in the Square was the venue on Monday night for a special ‘Celebrity Chef’ night to raise money for Cycle Against Suicide. Almost €3,000 was raised when Irish rugby team captain, Ciara Griffin, took to the kitchen to cook up an amazing five course dinner for […]

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Launching the Tralee Food Festival at Bank of Ireland on Friday were, in front; John Harty of Taste Kerry, Radio Kerry's Elaine Kinsella and Paul Cotter of Croí Restaurant. Back from left; David 'Aidan O'Mahony' Scott, Head of Bank of Ireland in Kerry Deirdre Twomey, Bank of Ireland Tralee Manager Gerry Enright, Ken Tobin of Tralee Chamber Alliance and Paul 'Michael Healy Rae' Ruane. Photo by Dermot Crean

A Mouthwatering Line-Up Of Events For Tralee Food Festival

September 10, 2018 at 10:35 am Comments are Disabled

THE season of food festivals has arrived in Kerry and where better to set the table to treat the palette than Kerry’s Capital, home to Tralee Food Festival from Friday 21st to Sunday 23rd September. The 4th Annual Tralee Food Festival in association with Tralee Chamber Alliance and Taste Kerry […]

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The Brogue Wins Munster Carvery Pub Of The Year Again

The Brogue Wins Munster Carvery Pub Of The Year Again

September 10, 2018 at 10:21 am Comments are Disabled

KIRBY’S Brogue Inn has once again won the annual Knorr Great Carvery Pub of the Year competition for the Munster region. The Rock Street hostelry was one of three pubs shortlisted for the Munster final of the competition and will now go forward to Great Carvery Pub of the Year […]

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Andrew Ong outside his Tamarind Restaurant on Matt Talbot Road.

SPONSORED: A Taste Of Asia At Tamarind Restaurant In Tralee

July 19, 2018 at 4:25 pm Comments are Disabled

IF you like your Asian food, then chances are you’ve already sampled the best that Tralee has to offer in Tamarind Restaurant. The business on Matt Talbot Road has been dishing up tantalising Malaysian, Thai and  Chinese specialities for 13 years since Andrew Ong and his family came to town. […]

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Kirby’s Brogue Inn Shortlisted For Carvery Pub Of The Year

Kirby’s Brogue Inn Shortlisted For Carvery Pub Of The Year

July 16, 2018 at 12:43 pm Comments are Disabled

KIRBY’S Brogue Inn has been shortlisted in the annual Knorr Great Carvery Pub of the Year competition. The Rock Street hostelry is one of three pubs shortlisted for the Munster final of the competition with the winner going forward to Great Carvery Pub of the Year National Final. The Brogue […]

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Jacinta O'Mahony, Anne Buggy, Sandra O'Callaghan and Pat Clapham  at the “Summer Cooking Made Easy” Cookery Demo in aid of KDYS on Monday evening at the Manor West Hotel. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Mark And Gaelle Give Tips For Summer Cooking At Demo

June 27, 2018 at 11:04 am Comments are Disabled

THE weather is perfect for summer cooking and those who showed up on Monday night at the Manor West Hotel certainly got plenty ideas for the weeks ahead. Chef Mark Doe of Just Cooking fame gave a cookery demonstration as a fundraiser for the KDYS, ably assisted by ‘Apprentice Chef’ […]

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Kerry Businesses Taking Part In National Burger Day’s Two For One Offer

Kerry Businesses Taking Part In National Burger Day’s Two For One Offer

June 21, 2018 at 10:21 am 1 comment

TODAY is National Burger Day and to celebrate, hundreds of participating outlets across the country, including a handful in Kerry, are offering a special 2 for 1 deal on their signature burgers in celebration of the day. In the past month alone, almost 17,000 Irish burger enthusiasts cast their vote […]

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Mark Doe is joined by representatives from KDYS in launching the “Summer Cooking Made Easy” night.

Chef Mark To Share Summer Food Ideas At Fundraiser For KDYS

June 14, 2018 at 2:11 pm Comments are Disabled

FOR all those who are looking to be inspired with new summer food ideas and become the perfect summer host then this may be the solution. Chef Mark Doe of “Just Cooking” fame will be giving a Cookery Demonstration on Monday, June 25 in Manor West Hotel at 7.30pm as […]

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Host Fiona Kirby (centre) with Adah Cotter and Seamus McEntee at an evening to welcome 'The Arrival Of Summer' at Kirby's Brogue Inn on Tuesday night. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Kicking Off The Summer Season In Style At The Brogue

June 13, 2018 at 10:00 am Comments are Disabled

OK, so the weather may be changing today, but we’ve had a few great weeks of sunshine and the tourists have started to arrive in earnest. No better time then for a soiree to welcome the summer season. Kirby’s Brogue Inn invited people involved in the tourist industry in Tralee […]

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Brogue Invites Tourism Partners To Celebrate ‘Arrival Of Summer’

Brogue Invites Tourism Partners To Celebrate ‘Arrival Of Summer’

June 12, 2018 at 9:56 am Comments are Disabled

THE generous folk at Kirby’s Brogue Inn are hoping that their fellow partners in tourism join them tonight (Tuesday) for  a celebration to mark the arrival of the summer season. Kevin and Fiona Cotter are inviting the owners/managers of bars, hotels, B&B owners, restaurants and caravan parks to join them […]

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Yummy Cafe Named ‘The Best Family Restaurant In Ireland’

Yummy Cafe Named ‘The Best Family Restaurant In Ireland’

June 3, 2018 at 9:38 am Comments are Disabled

WELL fair play to them. A Tralee cafe/restaurant has been named Ireland’s favourite family restaurant by a national radio station. Organised by Today FM’s Weekend Breakfast programme, Yummy Cafe on Dominick Street was the only Kerry restaurant on the shortlist for a competition to find where families can enjoy the […]

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Yummy Cafe Wants Your Vote In Nationwide Competition

Yummy Cafe Wants Your Vote In Nationwide Competition

May 21, 2018 at 10:43 am Comments are Disabled

A TRALEE cafe/restaurant is on a shortlist to find Ireland’s favourite family restaurant. Organised by Today FM’s Weekend Breakfast programme, Yummy Cafe on Dominick Street is the only Kerry restaurant on the shortlist with businesses in Dublin, Galway, Offaly, Waterford and Cork aiming to be crowned ‘The Best Family Restaurant […]

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