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Noelle O'Grady O'Neill and Mags O'Grady at the Fels Point Hotel Women's Christmas Celebration. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Keeping Up The Women’s Christmas Tradition

January 7, 2015 at 10:58 am 1 comment

WOMEN took to the hotels and restaurants around town last night to celebrate Women’s Christmas. A number of restaurants had special menus for the event, while the Fels Point Hotel provided a latin flavour to the night with tapas and salsa dancing. Ballygarry House Hotel also had a special celebration […]

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Maria Walsh Launches Search For Rose Of Tralee 2015

Maria Walsh Launches Search For Rose Of Tralee 2015

January 6, 2015 at 2:05 pm Comments are Disabled

  MARIA Walsh has travelled over 65,000 miles since becoming the Rose of Tralee, and she will travel hundreds more over the coming fortnight in a bid to find the 2015 Rose of Tralee. Maria celebrated Women’s Christmas at The Loop in Cork Airport with RTÉ Host Dáithí Ó Sé […]

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VIDEO: Former Rose Films A Second From Every Day Last Year In Viral Video

VIDEO: Former Rose Films A Second From Every Day Last Year In Viral Video

January 5, 2015 at 10:58 am Comments are Disabled

See above ad for special offer A FORMER Rose of Tralee contestant decided to put a record of her entire year on video…and it’s less than eight minutes long. Edwina Guckian, who was the Leitrim Rose in 2013, filmed a second from every day of last year and complied it into […]

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The Chef’s Table: A Quick And Tasty Dish For January

The Chef’s Table: A Quick And Tasty Dish For January

January 4, 2015 at 10:37 am Comments are Disabled

  Mark Doe of ‘Just Cooking’ cookery school in Firies, on a healthy dish for January… If your new years resolution is to eat healthy, try this tasty chicken dish. Cheap, tasty, quick and healthy this recipe pushes all the buttons to start the year with a healthy diet. Grilled Harissa […]

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Out To Lunch: A New Year’s Trip To Ardfert

Out To Lunch: A New Year’s Trip To Ardfert

January 3, 2015 at 12:27 pm Comments are Disabled

Kate Browne’s Ardfert A NEW year and another meal out. Over the course of the past eight months, I’ve  just about covered every place there is to eat lunch in town, so I decided to venture further afield on the first day of January. This isn’t really a lunch review as […]

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At The Omniplex: ‘The Theory Of Everything’

At The Omniplex: ‘The Theory Of Everything’

January 3, 2015 at 10:05 am Comments are Disabled

  ‘The Theory of Everything’ By John Lyons IF there’s one person who I can guarantee will be at the Oscars this year, it’s Eddie Redmayne. This week Redmayne stars as professor Stephen Hawking in ‘The Theory of Everything’, a film based on Jane Hawking’s memoir: “Travelling to Infinity: My […]

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PHOTOS: #Tralee On Social Media This Week

PHOTOS: #Tralee On Social Media This Week

January 2, 2015 at 11:58 am 1 comment

Every week we compile the best of photos posted on Twitter and Instagram. Here’s what you’ve been snapping in and around Tralee during the week… A fantastic fireworks show was laid on in Manor West on New Year’s Eve for those who would be tucked away in bed for the […]

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REVIEW 2014: Like Music? We Pick Our Favourite Albums Of The Year

REVIEW 2014: Like Music? We Pick Our Favourite Albums Of The Year

January 2, 2015 at 9:59 am Comments are Disabled

We’re pretty music-mad here in TraleeToday.ie, so we decided to pick our favourite albums of the 2014. First up is Gavin O’Connor’s choices with a key track from each record underneath… 1. The War in Drugs – Lost in The Dream Over a blatant influence of 80’s ‘Dad rock’, there is […]

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VIDEO/PHOTOS: Families Enjoy Spectacular Fireworks Display

VIDEO/PHOTOS: Families Enjoy Spectacular Fireworks Display

January 1, 2015 at 10:54 am Comments are Disabled

HUNDREDS enjoyed an early New Year’s Eve celebration with a spectacular fireworks display at Manor West. Part of the Christmas Spraoi in Tralee programme, families gathered under the moonlight as MC for the evening, John Drummey, counted down to the display which lit up the sky for over 12 minutes. […]

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Mick Eile of Eile Entertainment blowing fire at the New Year's Eve Ball at the Fels Point Hotel. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Glamour At The Fels Point Hotel New Year’s Eve Gala Ball

January 1, 2015 at 10:45 am Comments are Disabled

THE people in the Fels Point Hotel were the best dressed people to see in 2015 in Tralee as they enjoyed a great evening at the New Year’s Eve Gala Ball. It was a lavish affair with a champagne and cocktails drinks reception on arrival and entertainment from vocal trio ‘Swingabella’ with […]

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REVIEW 2014: The News From December

REVIEW 2014: The News From December

December 31, 2014 at 12:48 pm Comments are Disabled

See above ad for special offer And finally, here’s the news we brought you in December… • At the beginning of December we told you about a Tralee man who was involved in a shipwreck while taking part in the Volvo Ocean Race. Brian Carlin from Cloghers, a member of Tralee Bay Sailing […]

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VIDEO: CBS Pupils Give A Memorable Rendition Of ‘Let It Go’

VIDEO: CBS Pupils Give A Memorable Rendition Of ‘Let It Go’

December 31, 2014 at 12:40 pm Comments are Disabled

HERE’S something that passed us by during the Christmas madness. This video of CBS Primary School pupils singing ‘Let It Go’ was uploaded to Vimeo over a week ago by teacher Michelle Culloty. It features pupils from Laura O’Keeffe’s Junior Infants class giving it their all during their version of […]

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REVIEW 2014: The News From November

REVIEW 2014: The News From November

December 31, 2014 at 12:35 pm Comments are Disabled

Continuing our Review of 2014, here’s what we brought you in November… • AUSTIN Stacks ended a 20 year barren spell without a senior county championship title in emphatic style against Mid Kerry in Killarney on November 2. With the light dimming, captain Barry Shanahan lifted the Bishop Moynihan Cup to […]

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Kieran Donaghy, bares down on goal against Mid Kerry.

REVIEW 2014: The News From October

December 30, 2014 at 11:14 am Comments are Disabled

Continuing our Review of 2014, here’s the news from October… • WE reported early in October that drugs with an estimated value of €16k were found in the Ballyseedy area. Members of the Kerry Divisional Drugs Unit, acting on confidential information, uncovered the suspected amphetamines weighing over a kilo, in […]

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REVIEW 2014: The Best Of #Tralee On Social Media (Part Two)

REVIEW 2014: The Best Of #Tralee On Social Media (Part Two)

December 30, 2014 at 11:13 am Comments are Disabled

HERE’S part two of our round-up of the best photos posted in and around Tralee over the past eight months, from our  popular weekly feature, ‘#Tralee On Social Media This Week’. We decided to compile the best ones we’ve featured (see part one here). I’m sure you’ll agree many of them are quite spectacular. […]

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Some of the Cast who will performing in the Aladdin Christmas Panto in Siamsa Tire were, from left: John Drummey, Tom Hanifin and Gary Murphy. Photo by Gavin O'Connor.

PHOTOS: Curtain Comes Up For Panto Season In Tralee

December 30, 2014 at 11:12 am 1 comment

PANTO season gets underway in town today with the opening performance of ‘Aladdin’ in Siamsa Tire. Oliver Hurley Productions will be taking on the classic Arabian tale, adapted most famously by Disney, with plenty of special effects,  sing-along moments and loads of laughs. Continued below… “The cast and the audiences love […]

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REVIEW 2014: The News From September

REVIEW 2014: The News From September

December 30, 2014 at 11:09 am Comments are Disabled

Continuing our Review of 2014, here’s the news we brought you from September… • September began with the disappointing news that a volunteer with the Tralee Red Cross had €3,000 worth of his belongings stolen from his van while doing work for the Red Cross. The theft took place from […]

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REVIEW 2014: The Best Of #Tralee On Social Media (Part One)

REVIEW 2014: The Best Of #Tralee On Social Media (Part One)

December 29, 2014 at 12:26 pm Comments are Disabled

ONE of TraleeToday.ie’s most popular features has been our weekly ‘#Tralee On Social Media This Week’ round up of photos. The quality of the snaps has blown us away over the last number of months so we decided to compile the best ones we’ve featured in two separate posts (part 2 tomorrow). The photos below were taken in […]

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REVIEW 2014: Our Movie Guy Picks His Films Of The Year

REVIEW 2014: Our Movie Guy Picks His Films Of The Year

December 28, 2014 at 1:33 pm 1 comment

TraleeToday.ie’s movie reviewer, John Lyons, looks back on the year in film… Seeing as this is the last article of the 2014, it’s only fitting to do a top ten list. It’s been a pleasure writing these reviews for the website throughout the year, I look forward to it every […]

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Ogie Moran makes a dash for the warm waters of the Atlantic. Photo by Dermot Crean

VIDEO/PHOTOS: Hundreds Race For The Water In Fenit

December 27, 2014 at 3:20 pm Comments are Disabled

IT was a glorious morning for a dip on Christmas Day as an estimated 600 swimmers ran for the sea in Fenit. They began arriving well before the noon start time, (un)dressed to impress in all sorts of Christmas outfits with the Santa hat an ubiquitous accessory. Members of Fenit RNLI […]

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Running participants take off at the Bill Kirby Memorial Walk from Kirby's Brogue Inn last St Stephens Day. Photo by Dermot Crean

VIDEO/PHOTOS: Blowing Off The Cobwebs At Bill Kirby Memorial Walk

December 27, 2014 at 1:02 pm Comments are Disabled

IT was a pretty miserable morning but the mood of the people who gathered outside the Brogue on Friday  did not mirror the weather. Everyone in the crowd of a few hundred people was in high spirits at the Rock Street venue before the start of the annual Bill Kirby Memorial Walk. […]

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Tadhg Ó Loingsigh, Laura O'Driscoll, Jack Moriarty and Anna Ní Loingsigh at the Gaelcholáiste Chiarraí Students' Debs Ball on Monday night. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Glamour At The Gaelcholáiste Chiarraí Students’ Debs

December 23, 2014 at 11:17 am Comments are Disabled

See great offer above THE Ballyroe Heights Hotel was buzzing on Monday night as students from Gaelcholáiste Chiarraí held their Debs Ball. The teenagers looked glamorous as they posed for photos before the event kicked off, with 75 students attending the meal, while another 100 tickets were sold for the ‘afters’. […]

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Three Things To Do From Christmas Eve To St Stephen’s Day

Three Things To Do From Christmas Eve To St Stephen’s Day

December 23, 2014 at 11:04 am Comments are Disabled

IT’S almost turkey time, but for anyone who wants to escape the house between now and Saturday, let’s see what you can get up to… 1. Take in the atmosphere There’s nothing like going to town on Christmas Eve and meeting up with friends and family. The atmosphere is special everywhere, especially […]

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REVIEW 2014: TraleeToday.ie’s Most Popular Videos Of The Year

REVIEW 2014: TraleeToday.ie’s Most Popular Videos Of The Year

December 22, 2014 at 10:34 am Comments are Disabled

WE’VE been busy over the past eight months filming various events from water charge protests to All-Ireland homecomings to Munster rugby stars playing head tennis in a Tralee sports store. But which of our videos received the most views on Youtube? Here’s the countdown of our most popular clips since we started […]

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Fireworks And A Big Countdown In Denny Street Planned For New Year’s Eve

Fireworks And A Big Countdown In Denny Street Planned For New Year’s Eve

December 22, 2014 at 10:13 am 1 comment

TRALEE will host two celebration events for all ages in Manor and the town centre on New Year’s Eve. A spectacular fireworks display at Manor Park and what’s billed as a New York “Times Square”-style Countdown on Denny Street will book-end New Year’s Eve celebrations for people of all ages in Tralee on Wednesday, […]

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At the Mitchels Avenue FC Christmas Party were, from left:  Dylan O'Shea, Dylan Hennessy, Kieran Dineen and Luke Bradley. Photo by Gavin O'Connor.

PHOTOS: Christmas Party Time Around Town

December 21, 2014 at 1:42 pm Comments are Disabled

HO, ho, ho! Tralee was hopping on Saturday night with people out celebrating for Christmas. There was Christmas parties galore while other groups were taking part in the ’12 Pubs of Christmas’ God love ’em. We were out to capture people enjoying their night out. Scroll down for photos…  

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At 'Seussical The Musical' in Siamsa Tire were, from left,  Ciara Samy, Saoirse Cahil, Evan Murphy and Meg Cronin. Photo by Gavin O'Connor.

PHOTOS: Families Enjoy ‘Seussical The Musical’ In Siamsa

December 21, 2014 at 1:28 pm Comments are Disabled

FAMILIES enjoyed some great entertainment in Siamsa Tire last night for ‘Seussical The Musical’. Members of the Bryan Carr School of Performing Arts put on the show that brings to life the fun and  adventures that are alive within Dr. Seuss books with Cat in the Hat, Horton the Elephant, […]

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VIDEO/PHOTOS: Labour/Sinn Féin Coalition Elected Office Chair Racing Champions

VIDEO/PHOTOS: Labour/Sinn Féin Coalition Elected Office Chair Racing Champions

December 21, 2014 at 12:35 pm Comments are Disabled

CHEATING, dirty tricks, coalitions? It was like a general election campaign on Neil Armstrong Way on Saturday as the inaugural Office Chair Racing event took place. Organised by Tralee Chamber Alliance and sponsored by Radley’s, politicians and businesspeople gamely took part in the fun where the aim was to raise […]

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The Chef’s Table: How To Cook The Perfect Roast Turkey

The Chef’s Table: How To Cook The Perfect Roast Turkey

December 21, 2014 at 11:25 am Comments are Disabled

      THE big day is close now and our food columnist, Mark Doe of ‘Just Cooking’ cookery school in Firies, has the recipe for a perfect roast turkey… As a rule a 7kg (14-15lb) turkey will feed 10-12 people with left over. Ingredients • 1 x 7kg Turkey (14-15lb) […]

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Elvis Weekend And Oliver To Kick Off New Year Of Events At INEC

Elvis Weekend And Oliver To Kick Off New Year Of Events At INEC

December 20, 2014 at 9:46 am Comments are Disabled

YES, yes, we know it’s still 2014 and there’s loads happening over the next few weeks, but looking further on, it appears the great entertainment in the Killarney INEC is set to continue into 2015. Top Irish comic and satirist Oliver Callan will have audiences in raptures with his show on […]

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