Entertainment

Amanda Twomey, Gemma O'Connor, Ellen Dempsey and Elisha Buckley at the opening night of the Mercy Mounthawk students' performance of 'The Plough And The Stars' at Siamsa Tíre on Thursday. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Full House For Mounthawk Students’ Show At Siamsa

January 30, 2015 at 10:07 am Comments are Disabled

SIAMSA Tíre was packed last night as students from Mercy Mounthawk performed the first show in their three night run of ‘The Plough And The Stars’. Their fellow students, as well as teenagers from other schools around the county, watched on as the actors delivered top performances to justify all the […]

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Interview: End Of An Era For Teen Rockers As Music Project Finishes

Interview: End Of An Era For Teen Rockers As Music Project Finishes

January 30, 2015 at 10:03 am Comments are Disabled

TraleeToday.ie’s Fergus Dennehy talks to John Buggy about the end of a project which was important to the lives of many young people over the past 12 years… THE Live Band Project (LBP) which has entertained and educated hundreds of young people over the last 12 years has finished its long work […]

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Wetlands Climbing Wall To Be Completed By St Patrick’s Weekend

Wetlands Climbing Wall To Be Completed By St Patrick’s Weekend

January 29, 2015 at 12:43 pm Comments are Disabled

WORK commenced on the new climbing wall area in Tralee Bay Wetlands last week and is expected to be completed by St Patrick’s weekend. In addition to a 30 foot climbing wall there will also be a toddler play area added to the activities in the centre. The  play area will […]

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Mother Gives Back To Those Who Helped Her Daughter With Autism

Mother Gives Back To Those Who Helped Her Daughter With Autism

January 29, 2015 at 11:02 am Comments are Disabled

A MOTHER of a child with autism is giving back to the schools which helped her child, by organising a charity night that will showcase the ‘Talent of Tralee’. Laura Smith of Racecourse Heights, is raising funds for Killahan Autism Unit Abbeydorney and St Joesph’s Autism Unit Castlemaine National School to say thanks for […]

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‘Santas’ Deliver Late Christmas Present To Charity

‘Santas’ Deliver Late Christmas Present To Charity

January 29, 2015 at 10:38 am Comments are Disabled

THE Santa 5k Fun Run which was in Tralee in December helped to raise an amazing €8,600 for the Ronald McDonald House Charities Ireland. Close to 1,000 runners, many dressed as Santas and their elves, braved the elements on December 14 in aid of the charity. (See video and photos here) The run was […]

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Local Woman Is One Of 12 Authors Nationally To Take Part In ‘Novel Fair 2015’

Local Woman Is One Of 12 Authors Nationally To Take Part In ‘Novel Fair 2015’

January 29, 2015 at 10:18 am Comments are Disabled

A TRALEE resident is in one of 12 writers who have been selected from almost 250 applicants to participate in Novel Fair 2015, an annual Irish Writers Centre initiative which will take place on Saturday, February 21. Barbara Magee Lovric, an avid and talented writer from Knocknacuig in Tralee, has won a […]

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Kerry Designer Dresses Winners At Hollywood Awards

Kerry Designer Dresses Winners At Hollywood Awards

January 26, 2015 at 4:57 pm Comments are Disabled

FOR those of you not in the know, the Screen Actors Guild Awards (SAG) were held in Los Angeles on Sunday night, and again there was a Kerry connection thanks to Ballyheigue’s Don O’Neill. While we may not have had any winners in the acting categories, we still had someone to […]

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PHOTOS: #Tralee On Social Media This Week

PHOTOS: #Tralee On Social Media This Week

January 25, 2015 at 11:14 am Comments are Disabled

Each week we trawl through Twitter and Instagram to bring you photos posted of Tralee and the surrounding area on the social media sites. Here’s what you’ve been sharing this week… “The calm after the storm”. All was right in the world as soon as Storm Rachel passed at the […]

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The Chef’s Table: Like Pasta? Then You’ll Love This Dish

The Chef’s Table: Like Pasta? Then You’ll Love This Dish

January 25, 2015 at 11:11 am Comments are Disabled

Mark Doe of ‘Just Cooking’ cookery school in Firies has something special for pasta lovers… CONTINUING the theme of healthier eating, this week I have shared a lovely pasta dish that is a hit in our house, as is most Italian food. Olive oil-based pasta sauces are much healthier than […]

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Trad Music Fans To Converge On ‘The Gathering Festival’.

Trad Music Fans To Converge On ‘The Gathering Festival’.

January 25, 2015 at 11:08 am Comments are Disabled

IF traditional music is your thinh, then mark your calendars from February 18-22 as the Gleneagle Hotel prepares to host the return of the ’16th Gathering Traditional Festival.’ A host of people from home and abroad are expected to descend on Killarney for the four day festival with a jam […]

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PHOTOS: Mark And DJ Thrill A Full House At Siamsa Tíre

PHOTOS: Mark And DJ Thrill A Full House At Siamsa Tíre

January 24, 2015 at 11:41 am Comments are Disabled

THERE were so many standing ovations at Siamsa Tíre last night, the seats hardly had time to stay warm. A capacity crowd packed the famed Tralee venue for a performance by two of the town’s much-loved sons, Mark Leen and DJ Curtin, who delivered a extravaganza of music and impersonations which […]

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At The Omniplex: ‘Birdman’ Is Powerful, Moving, Must-See Cinema

At The Omniplex: ‘Birdman’ Is Powerful, Moving, Must-See Cinema

January 24, 2015 at 9:54 am Comments are Disabled

‘Birdman’ By John Lyons Films aren’t what they used to be, or at least that’s what many movie-buffs will often tell you in a bout of cynicism. However, there is some truth to be found in that sentiment. More films are being made today than ever before, and sadly, by […]

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Francie Conway Teams Up With Music Legends On New Single

Francie Conway Teams Up With Music Legends On New Single

January 22, 2015 at 12:09 pm 1 comment

TRALEE musician, Francie Conway, has teamed up with two legends of the Irish music scene to release a self-penned song with a peace theme called ‘Somewhere in Heaven’. Finbar Furey and Christy Dignam of Aslan joined forces with Francie to put down a track he wrote many years before. The […]

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At the Mercy Mounthawk, Mark Doe cookery demonstration were, from left:  Elanor Maloney, Kate Barry, Pauleen Lynch and Isabelle Lynch. Photo by Gavin O'Connor.

PHOTOS: Healthy Turnout For Mercy Mounthawk Cooking Event

January 22, 2015 at 11:27 am Comments are Disabled

IT’S that time of year when many people are watching their waistlines, so to help people on their quest for a healthier new year, a cookery demonstration took place in the Ballyroe Heights Hotel on Wednesday. Proceeds on the night were in aid of the new Mercy Mounthawk extension fund and well-known chef […]

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Incredible Line-Up Of Acts For Killarney Festival Of Music And Food

Incredible Line-Up Of Acts For Killarney Festival Of Music And Food

January 20, 2015 at 12:40 pm 3 comments

AN incredible line-up of local and international music acts have been lined up for the Killarney Festival of Music and Food in June. Burt Bacharach, Jools Holland, TEXAS, The Proclaimers, The Undertones, Something Happens, The 4 of Us, Declan O’Rourke, Gemma Hayes, Paddy Casey To will all perform during the weekend of June 27-28. […]

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Get Voting For Siamsa Tíre To Win An IMRO ‘Munster Live Music Venue’ Awards

Get Voting For Siamsa Tíre To Win An IMRO ‘Munster Live Music Venue’ Awards

January 20, 2015 at 11:09 am Comments are Disabled

OUR very own Siamsa Tíre has been nominated for the IMRO Munster Live Music Venue 2014 and you can play your part in edging them towards success. They face stiff competition from the other nominees, Dolan’s Limerick, Coughlan’s in Cork, De Barra’s Clonakilty, and University Concert Hall, Limerick. The IMRO […]

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New Jobs Created As Irish TV’s Munster Office Opens At Kerry Technology Park

New Jobs Created As Irish TV’s Munster Office Opens At Kerry Technology Park

January 19, 2015 at 3:24 pm Comments are Disabled

IRISH TV’s new Munster regional hub in Tralee was officially launched by Minister for Diaspora Affairs Jimmy Deenihan on Monday afternoon. Twenty new jobs will be created with the opening of the offices at the Kerry Technology Park. Tralee man, Brian Hurley, has been appointed as Munster Regional Manager for Irish TV, responsible […]

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Kerry School Of Music Newsletter

Kerry School Of Music Newsletter

January 19, 2015 at 2:45 pm Comments are Disabled

Class resumption Classes resume in all centres on Monday, January 12th. Enrollments for Term II, which begins on Monday, January 26th, are now being taken. Sample lessons/ taster courses Prospective students can request a ‘taster’ programme to help them determine their suitability for a particular instrument. These usually take the […]

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'Elsa' aka Marilyn O'Shea before the start of the Tralee Musical Society 5k Run from Tralee Wetlands on Sunday morning. Photo by Dermot Crean

VIDEO/PHOTOS: Witches, Nuns And Elsa From Frozen Go On The Run

January 18, 2015 at 1:04 pm Comments are Disabled

THERE were nuns on the run as well as witches, Snow White and Elsa from ‘Frozen’ month the crowd of around 200 runners who set off from the Tralee Wetlands this morning for the Tralee Musical Society 5k event. The weather was perfect for the run with clear skies and mild […]

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The Chef’s Table: A Perfectly Healthy Salad

The Chef’s Table: A Perfectly Healthy Salad

January 18, 2015 at 10:10 am Comments are Disabled

  Mark Doe of ‘Just Cooking’ Cookery School in Firies has this great healthy salad recipe… IT seems that everybody has made healthier eating their new year’s resolution this year. I needed baby spinach for a dish this week and found it impossible to get any, everyone must be starting […]

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Out To Lunch: A Trip Down Memory Lane At The Allegro

Out To Lunch: A Trip Down Memory Lane At The Allegro

January 17, 2015 at 10:31 am Comments are Disabled

Allegro Restaurant Castle Street Now here’s a real trip down memory lane! The Allegro, in its previous home on the corner of The Mall and Denny Street, was an essential meeting spot for many who went to secondary school in the 80s and 90s (and possibly before that, I can’t remember). My […]

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Three Things To Do In Tralee This Weekend (well, Sunday anyway)

Three Things To Do In Tralee This Weekend (well, Sunday anyway)

January 17, 2015 at 10:24 am Comments are Disabled

YES, we know it’s still January, but there are still some things to do around town this weekend (well tomorrow to be precise). Sunday 5k Fancy Dress Fun Run  Tralee Musical Society will be attempt to liven up what can be a bleak time of year when they take to […]

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At The Omniplex: ‘Foxcatcher’ Is An Uncomfortable Watch But Needs To Be Seen

At The Omniplex: ‘Foxcatcher’ Is An Uncomfortable Watch But Needs To Be Seen

January 17, 2015 at 10:22 am Comments are Disabled

‘Foxcatcher’ By John Lyons ‘Foxcatcher’ is a difficult film to describe. It’s cold, it’s nuanced, and it’s haunting. But perhaps it’s best summed-up in the words of it’s director, Bennett Miller: “At first it’s not funny, then it’s really not funny, and then it’s just not funny at all…” Though Miller’s […]

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Fantastic Archive Photos On Cleary’s New Facebook Page

Fantastic Archive Photos On Cleary’s New Facebook Page

January 16, 2015 at 5:07 pm 1 comment

  IF you’re from Tralee and on Facebook you may have noticed a lot of old photos cropping up on your timeline over the past few days. That’s because John and Martin Cleary set up the ‘Clearysphoto Archive’ page on Wednesday which is uploading some great archive photos from the […]

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PHOTOS: #Tralee On Social Media This Week

PHOTOS: #Tralee On Social Media This Week

January 16, 2015 at 9:49 am Comments are Disabled

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… This was the scene Wednesday as ‘Storm Rachel’ began to hit Fenit peir. Peter O’Donnell, got the waves crashing against Fenit lighthouse when the gusts and […]

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The Omniplex cinema on Dan Spring Road.

Cinema Group Confirms Upgrade Is On The Way To Tralee…Just No Date Yet

January 15, 2015 at 4:27 pm Comments are Disabled

THE Omniplex Cinemas group are set top upgrade their cinema in Tralee soon. The upgrade will bring the ‘OmniplexMaxx’ experience where cinema goers in town can expect an improvement in the sound and visuals for their night (or day) at the movies. No fixed date has been set yet, but we can […]

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Musical Theme To Society’s 5k Run This Sunday

Musical Theme To Society’s 5k Run This Sunday

January 15, 2015 at 12:00 pm Comments are Disabled

  THERE’S sure to be nuns on the run as well as many other fancily dressed characters this Sunday at the Tralee Musical Society 5k Run from Tralee Wetlands. The run is the first in the ‘Run The Kingdom’ calendar of events and will launch the Society’s production of ‘Sister […]

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AUDIO: RTE Radio 1 Airs Documentary On Late Tralee Guitarist

AUDIO: RTE Radio 1 Airs Documentary On Late Tralee Guitarist

January 15, 2015 at 10:01 am Comments are Disabled

  RTE Radio 1 aired a documentary on Sunday night about a Tralee man who was one of the Ireland’s greatest guitarists. Produced by Liam O’Brien ‘With these Hands’ is a story of love, music, life and brotherhood, telling the story of Eric Roche whose life was cut short by cancer […]

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Coronation Street actors,  Mikey North and Ian Puleston-Davies.

Video: Coronation Street Stars Set To Come To Tralee

January 13, 2015 at 9:53 am Comments are Disabled

THE Coronation Street actors who play the characters, Owen Armstrong and Gary Windass, will be appearing in the Fels Point Hotel on Saturday, February 28. Tralee will be the first date for the actors, who will travel the nation as part of their ‘Gary and Owen Men at Work Tour’. […]

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Michael Recalls Being There When James Scored THAT Goal

Michael Recalls Being There When James Scored THAT Goal

January 12, 2015 at 10:15 pm Comments are Disabled

WHILE there was disappointment all around Ireland that Stephanie Roche didn’t win the FIFA Goal Of The Year earlier this evening, one Tralee man consoled himself by recalling being there when the winning goal was scored. Michael Griffin tweeted a photo of himself at the game, behind the goals, when Colombia’s […]

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