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WATCH: Fun Of Tralee Food Festival Recalled In New Video

WATCH: Fun Of Tralee Food Festival Recalled In New Video

May 16, 2019 at 3:35 pm Comments are Disabled

I THINK we can all agree the Tralee Food Festival was a resounding success during the May Bank Holiday weekend. Wonderful weather, a wide range of events, taste trails, demos and delicious street food made it a weekend to remember. Well the good folks at Tralee Food Festival have just […]

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Outside Connie Foxes at The Imperial Hotel were Duty Manager Peter Beyer, Olive Sheehan of The Imperial Hotel and General Manager of The Imperial Hotel, Derek Carroll. Photo by Dermot Crean

Sponsored: Superb Food And A Warm Welcome Awaits At Connie Foxes Bar & Steakhouse

May 9, 2019 at 5:32 pm 1 comment

FANCY going somewhere new for a bite to eat this weekend? Then you really should check out the new bar and steakhouse in the familiar location of The Imperial Hotel on Denny Street, as Connie Foxes has just opened to to provide something fresh and exciting for diners. General Manager […]

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MC for the cookout, Elaine Kinsella, with chef Mike Foley, Tadhg Fleming, Derry Fleming and chef Will Fitzgerald. Photo by Dermot Crean

Great Credit Due As Tralee Food Festival Is An Overwhelming Success

May 6, 2019 at 1:14 pm Comments are Disabled

THE moving of the Tralee Food Festival from September to May has resulted in the event proving an even greater success as thousands attended events over the weekend. The weather obviously helped but it seemed that the people of Tralee really took ownership of the festival and thronged the town […]

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REPO Free Carlos Luque of Foodie Fiesta will be one of many talented food and craft producers exhibiting at Manor West Shopping Center and Retail Park’s Food and Craft Fair on Saturday, May 11th from 11am to 5pm.

Manor West Retail Park Looks Forward To Hosting Food And Craft Fair

May 5, 2019 at 10:28 am Comments are Disabled

AFTER all the fun of the Tralee Food Festival has finished, Manor West Shopping Centre and Retail Park is set to welcome the return of its ever popular Food and Craft Fair series on Saturday, May 11th from 11am to 5pm. On the day, Manor West will welcome a host […]

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Fiona Leahy of Kerry LEO, Fallon Moore of Blas na hÉirean and Clíodhna Foley of Sol y Sombra at 'The Business Of Food' event at Bank of Ireland Tralee on Friday. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Discussing ‘The Business Of Food’ At Forum In Bank Of Ireland

May 3, 2019 at 3:35 pm Comments are Disabled

BANK of Ireland on Castle Street was the venue for the opening event of the Tralee Food Festival this afternoon. Experts and local producers were in attendance for ‘The Business Of Food’, held as part of the Taste Kerry Food Series in association with Bank of Ireland Workbench. There were […]

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Launching the Tralee Food Festival were, in front;  and Paul Ruane. At back; Tadhg Fleming, Noel Keane and David Scott. In front; Pat Carmody, Jean Foley, Orlagh Winters and Paul Ruane. Photo by Dermot Crean

The Tralee Food Festival Is Going To Be A Great One This Weekend

May 3, 2019 at 10:47 am Comments are Disabled

TRALEE Food Festival is starting today (Friday) and there’s a fantastic line-up of event all weekend to please all palates. The new-look Tralee Food Festival, organised by Tralee Chamber Alliance and supported by Kerry County Council, has an extended Taste Trail, Live Demos, a Food and Family Day and much […]

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Sponsored: A Sweet Way To Spend An Afternoon At The Rose Hotel

May 2, 2019 at 8:36 am Comments are Disabled

SWEETEN up in the heart of Tralee with the new Summer Afternoon Tea from The Rose Hotel. Inspired by the busy bees working away in their rooftop hives, the new honey-themed Summer Afternoon Tea is the perfect way to spend a relaxing afternoon catching up with friends and family. Take a […]

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Frances Clifford, Brian O'Sullivan, Mike O'Connor and Dan Counihan at the 'Fish Supper' fundraiser in aid of Fenit RNLI at IT Tralee on Tuesday evening. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: A ‘Fish Supper’ For Fenit RNLI At IT Tralee

May 1, 2019 at 9:42 am Comments are Disabled

AROUND 60 diners gathered at the North Campus of IT Tralee on Tuesday evening for  a fundraiser in aid of Fenit RNLI. The evening  provided an opportunity for the Culinary Arts students at the college to showcase their talents and skills in a restaurant style setting by providing a three […]

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The new Sea Salt Cafe and lounge area at the Manor West Hotel on Wednesday afternoon. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: A Look At The New Sea Salt Coffee Shop And Dining Space At Manor West Hotel

April 25, 2019 at 11:06 am Comments are Disabled

IT’S well worth a visit to the Manor West Hotel to see the exciting new addition which has seen a transformation to the lobby area. SeaSalt consists of a fabulous new coffee shop and dining area, beautifully designed using fresh colours and bringing a busy but at the same time chilled out […]

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Eibhlin and Dick Henggeler (seated third and fourth from left) of The Rose Hotel present a cheque to Dermot Crowley, Maureen O'Brien and Phil Stack of Recovery Haven. Also included at back are Chef Jason Fabian, Madeleine Doyle (Conference and Banqueting Manager), Aisling Foley (Sales and Marketing Manager), Mark Sullivan (General Manager), Tara Cunningham (Serenity Spa Manager) and Chef Karl Noctor. Photo by Dermot Crean

Thousands Raised For Recovery Haven At Celebrity Chef Night In The Rose Hotel

April 19, 2019 at 10:55 am Comments are Disabled

IT was a night of fine food and great entertainment, but best of all, over €9,000 was raised for a great cause at The Rose Hotel earlier this month. Over 100 guests were present on April 5 to see executive chef of The Rose Hotel, Odran Lucey, executive chef of […]

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Brunch at Ballygarry.

Out To Lunch: New Brunch Menu Is A Delight At Ballygarry

April 19, 2019 at 10:55 am Comments are Disabled

THERE are advantages to a late Easter. The weather usually improves in the second half of April, there’s a short time between the next Bank Holiday weekend and it’s a time when restaurants and cafés spruce up their menus and, literally, bring something new to the table. This is especially […]

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Denis Walsh receives his prize after winning the All-Ireland Tapas and Pintxo Championships in IT Tralee from Robert Curley. Also included are judges Gorka Arrieta and John Harty.

A Great Week For Foodies As Kerry Hosts All-Ireland Tapas And Pintxo Championships

April 11, 2019 at 9:18 am Comments are Disabled

IT’S been wonderful week for the food industry in the Kingdom, as guests and competitors at the All Ireland Tapas and Pintxo Championship got to experience the culinary delights on offer in Kerry and also meet with local producers and suppliers in the food industry Two days of competitions where […]

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Looking forward to the upcoming Tapas and Pintxo event at The Ashe Hotel were Chef Dimitri, The Ashe Hotel Group GM Ruth O'Sullivan, Group Sales and Marketing Manager, Leonie Flaherty, Margaret Kissane of Connect Publications and Head Chef Lukasz Wacnik. Photo by Dermot Crean

Spanish-Themed Night At The Ashe Hotel To Excite Lovers Of Tapas And Pintxo

March 26, 2019 at 10:58 am Comments are Disabled

THE Old Market Bar in the Ashe Hotel goes Spanish with an amazing Pintxo and Tapas Experience to celebrate the All-Ireland Tapas and Pinxto Championships happening in Kerry. The evening of Tuesday, April 9, hosted by hotel in association with Connect Marketing and Events and Taste Kerry, will be focused […]

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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 Comments are Disabled

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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