Entertainment

The winners of the 'Greyhound Bar Strictly Come Dancing' event, Claire McEvoy and Leon Diggins. Photo by Gavin O'Connor.

The Rockies Rock The Dome With ‘Strictly Come Dancing’

August 25, 2014 at 12:50 pm Comments are Disabled

A CROWD of over 800 people enjoyed a top class night 0f entertainment in the Dome on Saturday as couples competed in the Austin Stacks ‘Strictly Come Dancing’ fundraiser. “We raised a lot of money on the night. We’re still counting it,” said Austin Stacks Chairman, Aidan O’Connor. “The crowd […]

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The Chef’s Table: A Perfect Thai Dish

The Chef’s Table: A Perfect Thai Dish

August 24, 2014 at 9:21 am Comments are Disabled

THAI food is one of my favourite cuisines in the world. 
Fresh, vibrant, flavorsome, quick and healthy makes it a great style of cooking. What makes it so unique is the combination of spicy, salty, citrus and sweet flavours in most dishes.

 Ingredients are readily available from most supermarkets and […]

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VIDEO: Would You Like Ice With That? Pub Staff Take A Soaking For Charity

VIDEO: Would You Like Ice With That? Pub Staff Take A Soaking For Charity

August 23, 2014 at 12:39 pm Comments are Disabled

THE Ice Bucket Challenge charity fad spread to Tralee’s pubs this week. It appears Paddy Mac’s started it by nominating Teach Beag and Sean Og’s and it’s spread from there. The ice-capades of the barmen has been captured on video for all to see and is going viral on their […]

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DJ Phonic: Songs In The Key Of Life

DJ Phonic: Songs In The Key Of Life

August 23, 2014 at 10:15 am Comments are Disabled

DJ Phonic, aka, Aaron O’Shea, is a Club DJ and Live Remixer currently making waves on the Irish club circuit. He tells us about the songs that shaped his musical outlook. Who Let The Dogs Out – Baha Men After a good and hard think over one of the first […]

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Out To Lunch: Great Value From An Old Favourite

Out To Lunch: Great Value From An Old Favourite

August 23, 2014 at 10:04 am Comments are Disabled

Der O’Sullivan’s/The Mall Tavern WHERE does Der O’Sullivan’s end and The Mall begin? Ah sure they’re all the one anyway. The deli/cafe/bar is a town institution and I’ve been eating their delicious food at home for as long as I can remember. It’s real comfort food from the deli counter; […]

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At The Movies: Top Five Films Of The Year So Far

At The Movies: Top Five Films Of The Year So Far

August 23, 2014 at 10:03 am Comments are Disabled

Our film critic, John Lyons, picks his favourite movies of the year so far… This week I decided to re-visit some of the highlights of my movie-going since last January. So far I’ve seen more than a couple of great films this year, which is a great improvement, because at […]

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Video/Photos: #Tralee On Social Media – Festival Special

Video/Photos: #Tralee On Social Media – Festival Special

August 22, 2014 at 11:40 am Comments are Disabled

EACH week we at Traleetoday.ie endeavour to pull together all of the best photos put up in the Tralee area over the past week on social media. This week it’s a special Rose of Tralee festival edition. We’re still very much basking in the glow of our beautiful new Rose. Here is Maria […]

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Strictly Mary: And Now…The End Is Near

Strictly Mary: And Now…The End Is Near

August 22, 2014 at 9:21 am Comments are Disabled

Our Beauty Columnist, Mary O’Donnell, is taking part in this year’s Austin Stacks Strictly Come Dancing, which takes place in the Dome on August 23. Here she keeps us informed on her progress… I CANNOT believe that when I write the next column, Strictly Come Dancing will be over and I […]

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Rose of Tralee Maria Walsh dunks ice over Sen Mark Walsh in one of the Town Park fountains. Photo by Gavin O'Connor.

VIDEO: Fianna Fail Senator Gets Iced In The Town Park

August 21, 2014 at 1:10 pm Comments are Disabled

THE Rose of Tralee wasn’t the only one to get a soaking this morning (see video here). Senator Mark Daly from Kenmare also took the Ice Bucket Challenge – offered to him by his brother-in-law, Paul Treyvaud – and Maria Walsh did the honours. Apparently Maria didn’t think he was […]

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Country singer Nathan Carter sings the 'The Rose of Tralee' to the 2014 Rose, Maria Walsh. Photo by Gavin O'Connor.

Video/Photos: Thousands Greet New Rose On Denny Street

August 20, 2014 at 1:19 pm Comments are Disabled

A HUGE crowd gathered on Denny Street on Tuesday night to welcome the arrival of the new Rose of Tralee and to enjoy the incredible firework display of Midnight Madness. Before the big announcement came, a silence that seemed to last an age swept across Denny Street as we waited to […]

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Photos: Bonny Babies, Dog Shows And Family Fun In Pearse Park

Photos: Bonny Babies, Dog Shows And Family Fun In Pearse Park

August 20, 2014 at 9:14 am Comments are Disabled

PEARSE Park on Monday was the venue for some fantastic fun for all the family. The main event was the ‘Bonny Baby’ competition, around 30 babies took part in what was fierce competition of the very cute kind. The victorius baby was Lexie Grace, second was Ciaran Sheehan and coming […]

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Viewing the Airshow from Denny Street on Sunday were, from left: Evie Giles, Isabella Sands, Rosie Giles, Emma Sands, Dylan Sands and Billy Giles. Photo by Gavin O'Connor.

Photos: Skyfest 2014 Wows Onlookers All Over Town

August 19, 2014 at 4:33 pm Comments are Disabled

IF you happened to be driving around town during Sunday afternoon you may have spied people craning their necks to the skies, to take in what has now become a feature of the festival, the Skyfest. Though it took a while to kick off – because of some blustery weather […]

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Rose Betting: Abu Dhabi A Firm Favourite With The Bookies

Rose Betting: Abu Dhabi A Firm Favourite With The Bookies

August 19, 2014 at 2:31 pm Comments are Disabled

KERRY-BORN Abu Dhabi Rose, Patrice McGillycuddy, is the favourite as of this afternoon (2.30pm) to win  the Rose of Tralee title. The Killorglin native is 13/8 with Paddy Power while Carlow’s Miriam Smyth is second favourite at 11/4. Cork Rose, Anna Geary, is 4/1 followed by Kerry Rose, Mary Hickey […]

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Abby, Emma, Ellie May and Lavinia with their dogs Billy, Ollie and Sally at the Paws and Tails Dog Show in the Town Park on Monday. Photo by Ryan Higgins

Photos: Dog Day Afternoon In The Town Park

August 19, 2014 at 11:31 am Comments are Disabled

YESTERDAY saw a host of canine lovers invade the Town Park for the annual dog show. There were numerous categories including Best Dressed, Small, Medium and Large Dog and Dog of the Show and hundreds enjoyed the fun which also included terrier racing. Ryan Higgins was there to capture some of […]

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At the Rose Fashion show were, from left: Catriona Sayers, Noreen Sayers, Patricia Sayers, Kitty Sayers, Margaret Trant. Photo by Gavin O’Connor.

Photos: More Stylish Ladies At The Rose Fashion Show

August 19, 2014 at 11:04 am Comments are Disabled

  OK, this is our last batch of photos from The Kerryman Rose of Tralee Fashion Show on Sunday night in The Dome. We took 60 photos on the night, not to mention our short videos featuring our fashion columnist, Orlagh Winters, interviewing a host of stylish local ladies and […]

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Aoife, Ciara and Maeve Trant enjoy a snack at the Boherbee residents pre-parade party on Saturday night. Photo by Ryan Higgins

Photos: Boherbee Residents Throw A Pre-Parade Party

August 19, 2014 at 10:46 am Comments are Disabled

THE residents of Boherbee came out on the streets on Saturday night for their annual pre-parade party. The local traders and residents decided to join in the festive atmosphere of the Rose of Tralee  by holding a party with live music, fun races and much more. TraleeToday.ie’s Ryan Higgins was […]

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Video: ‘Hold Onto Your Hat’ Folks, It’s Derek Ryan Live On Denny Street

Video: ‘Hold Onto Your Hat’ Folks, It’s Derek Ryan Live On Denny Street

August 19, 2014 at 9:41 am Comments are Disabled

IRISH Country Superstar, Derek Ryan, took to the stage on Monday night and played to eager music fans. See the Carlow man perform his hit, ‘Hold Onto Your Hat’ here. Video courtesy of Martin Houlihan.  

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Video/Photos: More Style From The Rose Fashion Show

Video/Photos: More Style From The Rose Fashion Show

August 18, 2014 at 2:54 pm Comments are Disabled

  DON O’Neill promised high-octane Red Carpet glamour and he didn’t disappoint after bringing his most spectacular gowns to The Kerryman Rose of Tralee Autumn Winter Fashion Show in the Dome. The Ballyheigue native, who is based in New York, said the 1,600-strong audience was bigger than attendances at any […]

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Video: See Walking On Cars Perform On Denny Street

Video: See Walking On Cars Perform On Denny Street

August 18, 2014 at 1:08 pm Comments are Disabled

DINGLE’S Walking On Cars rocked music lovers on Denny Street last night with a huge crowd turning up for the gig. See the video (courtesy of Martin Houlihan) for a brief excerpt from the show, a fantastic performance of ‘Catch Me If You Can’…

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Video/Photos: The Style At The Rose Of Tralee Festival Fashion Show

Video/Photos: The Style At The Rose Of Tralee Festival Fashion Show

August 17, 2014 at 10:50 pm Comments are Disabled

  THE fashion highlight of the year did not disappoint on Sunday as the Dome was packed for The Kerryman Rose of Tralee Autumn Winter Fashion Show. New York fashion designer, Don O’Neill showcased red carpet gowns from THEIA’s Fall/Winter 2014 collection and he was just one of a star-studded line-up of designers and […]

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Roses in playful mood during the Rose Parade on Saturday night. Photo by Dermot Crean

Video/Photos: Fireworks As The Roses Dance On The Streets

August 17, 2014 at 4:35 pm 1 comment

THE Saturday night parade always ends with a bang and this year was no exception as the sky was lit up with fireworks. DJ Brian Hurley also got the Roses, Rosebuds and Escorts dancing in front of the massive crowd on Denny Street as the video below shows. They sure […]

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VIDEO: All The Colour Of Saturday Night’s Parade

VIDEO: All The Colour Of Saturday Night’s Parade

August 17, 2014 at 1:48 pm Comments are Disabled

THOUSANDS of people lined the streets of Tralee for last night’s parade and we were there to capture the atmosphere. It may have been late (about 9.15pm) but it was worth it to see the fantastic colour of the floats and the participants. If you were there you might even […]

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Katie, John and Rachael Ahern, Tralee, with New Zealand Rose Lisa Bazalo at the Rose Signings in The Brogue Inn on  Saturday. Photo by Dermot Crean

Rose Festival: Meeting The Roses At The Brogue

August 17, 2014 at 9:58 am Comments are Disabled

  A GREAT feature of the Saturday of the festival in recent years is the autograph sessions attended by the Roses in three locations in town. There was a great atmosphere in The Brogue where the Australian and New Zealand Roses chatted with locals, posed for photographs and signed autographs […]

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VIDEO: Orlagh Winters Talks To Daithi About Tralee And The Festival

VIDEO: Orlagh Winters Talks To Daithi About Tralee And The Festival

August 17, 2014 at 9:43 am Comments are Disabled

  HE’S the main man tomorrow and Tuesday so Orlagh Winters caught up with Rose of Tralee host, Daithi ó Sé, to find out how he was feeling about the Festival. He also talks about how “immaculate” the town of Tralee is looking and what a great place it is for […]

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Horses in the parade ring at the Kerry International Horse and Pony Race Meeting at Ballybeggan on Saturday. Photo by Dermot Crean

Rose Festival: Seven Things To Do Around Town Today

August 17, 2014 at 9:42 am Comments are Disabled

SUNDAY. A day of rest. Yeah, right! With all the events going on you’ll barely have time to catch your breath. Here’s how we recommend you spend your time… Rose of Tralee International 10k Where? Starts at Tralee Wetlands, end in Denny Street When? 11am – 1pm With the weather supposed […]

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Out To Lunch: The Festival Food Market

Out To Lunch: The Festival Food Market

August 17, 2014 at 9:41 am Comments are Disabled

WITH the week that’s in it I decided to give a wander around The Mall and Denny Street to see what the street traders were serving up. I love this aspect of the festival. Many, many years ago, punters engaged in a sort of food roulette when they bought a burger […]

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VIDEO: Watch Union J Perform ‘We Live Forever’ On Denny Street Here

VIDEO: Watch Union J Perform ‘We Live Forever’ On Denny Street Here

August 16, 2014 at 2:13 pm Comments are Disabled

TOP pop band Union J thrilled their fans last night in Denny Street for the Rose of Tralee Festival and Martin Houlihan of Digital Buzz has uploaded this footage of them to Youtube. See them perform ‘We Live Forever’ on stage here.

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Video/Photos: Union J Thrill Their Fans On Denny Street

Video/Photos: Union J Thrill Their Fans On Denny Street

August 16, 2014 at 1:17 pm Comments are Disabled

THERE was a buzz of anticipation on Denny Street before the festival headliners Union J took the stage on Friday night. Young people from far and near came to sample the live experience of one of the hottest boybands around at the moment. Friday night of the festival has been […]

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At The Omniplex: ‘Boyhood’

At The Omniplex: ‘Boyhood’

August 16, 2014 at 10:23 am Comments are Disabled

‘Boyhood’ by John Lyons IN 2002, director Richard Linklater cast a six-year-old boy to star alongside Ethan Hawke and Patricia Arquette in his new film. That year he got all the actors together for a week and shot the first ten minutes of the film. A year later he gathered […]

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Video/Photos: More Glamour From Last Night’s Rose Ball

Video/Photos: More Glamour From Last Night’s Rose Ball

August 16, 2014 at 10:11 am Comments are Disabled

Over 1,100 people joined the 32 Roses, their Escorts, celebrities, sponsors and guests for  the Kerrygold sponsored Rose Ball last night and TraleeToday.ie was there to capture the glamour. Among the well-known celebrities attending were Love/Hate actor Tom Vaughan Lawlor, TV Presenter Diane Banici, GAA President Liam O Neill, New York […]

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