DINING OUT

Out To Lunch: Sunshine Out In Spillane’s Of Maharees

Out To Lunch: Sunshine Out In Spillane’s Of Maharees

April 15, 2017 at 10:17 am Comments are Disabled

Spillane’s Bar Maharees SOMETIMES we forget how lucky we are here in Kerry. But a timely reminder comes every time the sun comes out. We don’t have to go far in Tralee with the gorgeous skyline by the canal or the beautiful town park. But recently on a stunning Saturday, […]

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IT Tralee To Host Major ‘Food For Thought’ Event

IT Tralee To Host Major ‘Food For Thought’ Event

April 13, 2017 at 1:29 pm Comments are Disabled

A FARMERS market, cooking demonstrations, workshops, panel discussions and much more will take place at the IT Tralee later this month at a special culinary event. The ‘Food For Thought’ showcase is a must for anyone interested in food and the culinary arts and takes place on Wednesday, April 26. […]

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A Very Good Friday For ‘Seafoodies’ At Ballygarry

A Very Good Friday For ‘Seafoodies’ At Ballygarry

April 12, 2017 at 1:12 pm Comments are Disabled

GOOD Friday is unofficially national fish day and to mark this, the people at Ballygarry House Hotel are planning a special evening. Their famous Seafood Speciality night returns and will be held in the sumptuous surroundings of the newly opened Restaurant 58 and is a must for foodies — or ‘seafoodies’ in […]

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The Chef’s Table: Retro Dishes With Renewed Appeal

The Chef’s Table: Retro Dishes With Renewed Appeal

March 26, 2017 at 11:32 am Comments are Disabled

Mark Doe of ‘Just Cooking’ cookery school in Firies, has some dishes you may be familiar with but are well worth revisiting… Due to the great feedback from the last time we ran these recipes, I thought it would be good to cover it again. I love food memories of […]

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No Ticket For The Match? Head To These Places In Town Instead

No Ticket For The Match? Head To These Places In Town Instead

March 18, 2017 at 10:40 am Comments are Disabled

THERE’S a serious day of sport ahead with the rugby on the telly and the football  at Austin Stack Park tonight. The Dubs are coming in their thousands and it’s going to make for a great atmosphere in town. So then, where to go if you don’t have a ticket… 1. The Brogue… With […]

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Melanie Harty, Harty's, Angela Donnellon , Ardfert Farmers Market, Heather Hanafin, Ardfert Market, at the Taste Kerry's event in the Rose Hotel on Wednesday. Photo by Lisa O'Mahony.

PHOTOS: Taste Kerry Hosts Kerry Food And Drink Experience In The Rose Hotel

March 9, 2017 at 12:22 pm Comments are Disabled

Taste Kerry hosted the Kerry Food and Drink Experience at the Rose Hotel on Wednesday afternoon with food producers from all over the county in attendance. Stalls lined the room, allowing people to taste the different food and drink available, while a number of representatives across the county, who personify everything that […]

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Gorka’s Appetite For Success Grows After National Awards

Gorka’s Appetite For Success Grows After National Awards

March 8, 2017 at 1:02 pm Comments are Disabled

A TRALEE-BASED chef was feted by judges at a major national event last week. Head Chef at The Grand Hotel, Gorka Arrieta, won a Silver Medal for his salted cod dish and a merit award for his lamb dish at the Catex Exhibition 2017 in Dublin More than 10,000 industry professionals were […]

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New €1.5m ‘Restaurant 58’ Opens At Ballygarry House Hotel

New €1.5m ‘Restaurant 58’ Opens At Ballygarry House Hotel

March 8, 2017 at 12:05 pm Comments are Disabled

THERE is huge excitement amongst the team at Ballygarry House this week as the doors have opened to Restaurant 58, the newest addition to the four-star property. The name is derived from its origins in 1958 when the hotel first opened. Development began in late September on the former hotel restaurant, […]

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Daroka in Ballybunion.

Four Kerry Restaurants Make Prestigious Top 100 In Ireland List

February 20, 2017 at 11:34 am Comments are Disabled

THE annual famed list of restaurants from John and Sally McKenna has just been revealed for 2017 and features four Kerry businesses. The list, which was first compiled in 1992, is eagerly awaited by those in the trade and is a huge endorsement for restaurants who make the 100. The […]

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Out To Lunch (On Tour): A Touch Of Class At The Airport

Out To Lunch (On Tour): A Touch Of Class At The Airport

February 12, 2017 at 10:57 am 1 comment

Cork International Hotel Cork Airport THERE was something soulless in the past about airport hotels that made you glad you weren’t staying very long. They were normally a stop-gap for an early morning flight or somewhere to lay your head if the plane gets in late and you were too tired to drive […]

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Win A Valentines Dinner For Two With Kirby’s Brogue Inn

Win A Valentines Dinner For Two With Kirby’s Brogue Inn

January 30, 2017 at 3:01 pm Comments are Disabled

VALENTINES weekend is just around the corner and what’s more romantic than a night out at a wonderful restaurant? Well the good folk at Kirbys Brogue Inn recognise that love is in the air and have come up with a delicious menu (see above advert) which will be available from […]

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Out To Lunch: A Super Salad At Chez Christophe

Out To Lunch: A Super Salad At Chez Christophe

January 28, 2017 at 9:22 am Comments are Disabled

Chez Christophe Courthouse Lane IT’S been two and a half years since I last visited this French restaurant on Courthouse Lane. That afternoon in July I enjoyed one of the best lunches I reviewed in almost three years – a chicken supreme with bacon and mushroom sauce, served with boiled white rice and […]

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Out To Brunch: The Bookshelf Is Well-Stacked With Style And Substance

Out To Brunch: The Bookshelf Is Well-Stacked With Style And Substance

January 14, 2017 at 1:44 pm 1 comment

The Bookshelf Coffee House Manor East THE last few years has seen a resurgence of stylish-looking  restaurants and cafes in town. The Roast House led the way with cool decor, chilled out background music, impeccable coffee and delicious dishes, No.4 On The Square is perhaps the town’s most hip and stylish restaurant […]

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Trish O'Brien, Sinead Costello, Grainne Ryle and Ellen Enright of Lloyd's Pharmacy, Fairies Cross at The Rose Hotel on Saturday night. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Christmas Party Time All Over Town

December 18, 2016 at 10:54 am Comments are Disabled

THE hotels and restaurants were packed at the weekend for Christmas parties. The Rose Hotel hosted a plethora of parties including Foley’s SPAR of Killorglin and Lloyd’s Pharmacy among many more in opulent surroundings. Over in The Ashe Hotel they were packed with Louis Byrne’s SPAR, Campus Kids Childcare and […]

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The Chef’s Table: Delicious Ideas For Christmas Party Food

The Chef’s Table: Delicious Ideas For Christmas Party Food

December 18, 2016 at 10:51 am Comments are Disabled

Mark Doe, of ‘Just Cooking’ cookery school in Firies, shares some great ideas for finger food when entertaining this Christmas… Top tips for Christmas finger food • Work on four types of finger food and 4-5 pieces of each per person. • Make life easier on yourself and serve some […]

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Caroline O'Shea, Jonathan Silles, Lucy Horan, Marion Long, Aoife Newell, Yvonne Duggan and Mary Smullen of E-Fitness at John Mitchels at Kirbys Brogue Inn on Friday night. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: No.4 On The Square And Kirbys Brogue Inn Packed For Parties

December 17, 2016 at 10:20 am Comments are Disabled

THE Christmas party weekends are coming to a close and this Friday was incredibly busy around  with restaurants and pubs around town. The stylish surrounds of No.4 On The Square saw staff from St Brendan’s NS Blennerville, Tralee Medical Centre, University Hospital Kerry and more enjoy great food and atmosphere for […]

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Festive Cookery Demo To Help Out Spa NS And African Charity

Festive Cookery Demo To Help Out Spa NS And African Charity

December 16, 2016 at 5:00 pm Comments are Disabled

IF you’re looking for inspiration for this year’s Christmas dinner then why not head over The Tankard next Wednesday night. Chefs Frank Moynihan, Adrian O’Sullivan and Ian O’Sullivan will be presenting a live Food Demonstration,”Tastes of Christmas”, showcasing numerous tip to make your festive season even more special. Admission is free of charge […]

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Tim Moynihan, Andrew Morrissey, Brendan Fuller and Cathal Flaherty at the Radio Kerry Christmas party at Dott's Bar at The Rose Hotel on Friday night. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Party Time At The Rose Hotel, No.4 On The Square And Charlie’s Bar

December 10, 2016 at 3:37 pm Comments are Disabled

THEY were rocking around Christmas trees all over town last night with companies holding festive nights out. The opulent surroundings of The Rose Hotel played host to Radio Kerry, Aspen Grove and Presentation Secondary School for their annual yuletide soirées while No.4 On The Square was packed with groups from AIB, […]

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Shiniqua O'Driscoll, Helen Dineen, Niamh Casey and Michelle Walmsley at the Cumann Iosaef Christmas party at Kirby's Brogue Inn on Friday night. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Christmas Party Time In The Brogue And Ballygarry

December 10, 2016 at 2:10 pm Comments are Disabled

THE town was packed on Friday night for Christmas parties all over Tralee. In Kirby’s Brogue Inn, a well-earned night out was enjoyed by the good folks from Cumann Iosaef, Holy Family NS, Lixnaw First Responders, Healthy Bedding of Clash Industrial Estate and more. Meanwhile, Ballygarry House Hotel held their annual […]

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Out To Lunch: A Top Chop In Stylish Square Restaurant

Out To Lunch: A Top Chop In Stylish Square Restaurant

December 10, 2016 at 12:21 pm Comments are Disabled

No.4 On The Square The Square THERE’S a bit of hustle and bustle about the town of late, as time starts to run out to grab those Christmas pressies. Of course, a great part of all that shopping is taking a break and that’s where the town’s bars and restaurants […]

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Joanne Roche, Lisa McKenna and Carmel Kelly at the Kerry College of Further Education Christmas Cookery Demonstration on Thursday night. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Great Tips And Treats At KCFE Christmas Cookery Demo

December 9, 2016 at 11:09 am Comments are Disabled

THE teacher and students of the professional cookery course at Kerry College of Further Education served up festive treats at a cookery demonstration on Thursday night. The Christmas themed cookery evening was a wet-attended affair with mulled wine on arrival and loads of tips and tricks from  KCFE Chef Teacher, […]

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Carlos Luque of Food Fiesta at the Taste Of Kerry event in Manor West on Saturday. Photo by Dermot Crean

Christmas ‘Taste Of Tralee’ Event Takes Place Next Weekend

December 4, 2016 at 11:34 am Comments are Disabled

THE Manor West “Taste of Tralee” Food Fair will return next weekend. Taking place in the Manor West Shopping Centre and Retail Park on Saturday and Sunday, December 10/11, the food fair will once again host numerous local artisan food producers offering fantastic handmade products from the heart of Kerry. Continued […]

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Antoinette O'Mahony, Ina O'Leary and Margaret McGrath at the Cookery Demonstration for Ardfert NS in Ballyroe Heights Hotel on Thursday night. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Tasty Festive Food Tips Served Up At Ardfert NS Fundraiser

December 3, 2016 at 10:34 am Comments are Disabled

BALLYROE Heights Hotel was the venue for ‘A Taste of Christmas’ cookery demonstration on Thursday night. This event was a fundraiser for Ardfert N.S. and the Tralee Culinary Gangsters gave some great tips on how to make Christmas special. The Tralee Culinary Gangsters are a group of local and former hospitality professionals […]

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Out To Dinner: A Delicious Italian At Fantastico Il Forno

Out To Dinner: A Delicious Italian At Fantastico Il Forno

November 19, 2016 at 12:36 pm Comments are Disabled

Il Forno Woodfired Pizza Courthouse Lane THE Ashe Street/Courthouse Lane area has become a real food quarter of late with many new eateries and delis opening in the past year. Italianissimo opened just last month selling authentic Italian meats and breads, Lana Asian Street Food brings a taste of the […]

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Launching the Ashe Street Festival were representatives of businesses on the street, from left: Lilian Holmes, Svajanas Jonavicius, Linda Mulcahy, Paul Horan, Deirdre Enright and Michaél Moran. Photo by Gavin O'Connor.

Get To Ashe Street Today To Enjoy A Festival For All The Family

November 19, 2016 at 11:59 am Comments are Disabled

TODAY is the day for the first in a series of seasonal one-day festivals on Ashe Street. The first Winter event will celebrate the season that is upon us with street entertainment, discounts and special offers across a range of shops and eateries on the street. Traders have come together to represent the Ashe Street […]

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David McSavage

Top Irish Comedians To Entertain At Il Forno Christmas Party Nights

November 3, 2016 at 11:26 am Comments are Disabled

IT’S November, so it’s ok to talk about it now. Christmas party season is not too far away and venues all over town are pulling out all the stops to attract businesses, clubs and groups of friends to their establishments. One restaurant which decided to do something very different this […]

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Cousins Angelo Nicosia and Giuseppe Andolina outside their new Italian deli on Ashe Street. Photo by Dermot Crean

Sicilian Cousins Choose Tralee To Set Up Authentic Italian Deli

October 24, 2016 at 10:37 am 1 comment

THESE really are exciting times for foodies in Tralee, especially with regard to the Ashe Street/Courthouse Lane quarter of Tralee. It started this time last year with the opening of the excellent Il Forno Woodfired Pizza Restaurant, then Lana Asian Street Food opened and now there’s another delicious addition to the menu. […]

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The Chef’s Table: Salads Aren’t Just For Summer

The Chef’s Table: Salads Aren’t Just For Summer

October 16, 2016 at 10:57 am Comments are Disabled

Chef Mark Doe of ‘Just Cooking’ Cookery School in Firies has some Winter Salad recipes… Salads are often only eaten in Ireand during the summer months. But with a fantastic array of seasonal vegetables available during the Autmn/Winter slads should be eaten all year round. Root vegetables are fantastic in […]

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Councillors To Decide On Granting Permission For A Two-Storey McDonalds

Councillors To Decide On Granting Permission For A Two-Storey McDonalds

October 13, 2016 at 11:21 am Comments are Disabled

TRALEE Municipal District councillors will meet on Monday morning to decide whether to grant permission for a new two-storey McDonalds restaurant which will be double the size of the existing business. An amended plan has been put forward by the fast food giant to demolish the old building and construct a brand new […]

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Out To Lunch: Mozart’s Still In Tune With Tastebuds

Out To Lunch: Mozart’s Still In Tune With Tastebuds

October 9, 2016 at 12:14 pm Comments are Disabled

Mozart’s Ashe Street THE Ashe Street/Courthouse Lane part of town is becoming a real diverse ‘cuisine quarter’ of town in the past year. As well as LANA Asian Street Food opening in the past couple of months, Il Forno has been dishing out quality Italian fare since last October and […]

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