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Tralee Woman Needs Your Votes For Stellar Award

Tralee Woman Needs Your Votes For Stellar Award

August 10, 2014 at 8:29 am Comments are Disabled

FRESH from helping Gary Keane to the Electric Picnic, we’re now looking for your help to get a hometown comedian a Stellar Award. Carol Tobin, originally from Oakpark, but now living in Dublin, has been nominated in the Best Comedian category. The comedian/writer/actress/blogger is well-known for her appearances in many […]

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Festival Countdown: The Greening Of The Rose

Festival Countdown: The Greening Of The Rose

August 10, 2014 at 8:29 am Comments are Disabled

THE Rose of Tralee International Festival  has gone green for the good of the environment with the elimination of generators from the Market Stalls and the introduction of direct power to the main stage on Denny Street. The General Manager of the Rose of Tralee International Festival, Oliver Hurley, said: […]

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VIDEO: What’s The Best Ride You Ever Had…At The ‘Bazaar’?

VIDEO: What’s The Best Ride You Ever Had…At The ‘Bazaar’?

August 10, 2014 at 8:28 am Comments are Disabled

  THE Festival is oh so close now. The highlight of the week for most young people is the arrival of Birds Amusements and the excitement which comes with the ‘bazaar’. It’s always a favourite among kids and the young at heart. With such an affection among the people of Tralee for Birds Amusements, TraleeToday.ie’s Ryan […]

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Great New Single From Ian As The Sound Of Wedding Bells Approaches

Great New Single From Ian As The Sound Of Wedding Bells Approaches

August 9, 2014 at 11:10 am Comments are Disabled

  IAN O’Doherty’s new single ‘Heartbeats Shifting’ was released on Friday and it’s another step in the Oakpark man’s ever changing repertoire. “The first single Woven did well, particularly with regional radio stations, so we’re hoping to add to that with ‘Heartbeats Shifting’,” said Ian. “This is the second single in […]

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Out To Lunch: Wrappers Delight On The Mall

Out To Lunch: Wrappers Delight On The Mall

August 9, 2014 at 10:43 am Comments are Disabled

The Daily Grind The Mall IT’S all building up now! With a week to go until the Festival, I found myself struggling to get a parking space around town. Even The Brandon car park, where I eventually left it, was almost full – a sure sign we’re at the height of […]

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Photos: #Tralee On Social Media This Week

Photos: #Tralee On Social Media This Week

August 9, 2014 at 10:13 am Comments are Disabled

We at Traleetoday.ie have gathered together a selection of photos posted up on social media from Tralee this last week by locals and tourists to the area… We have came across some fantastic landscape photos over the last few weeks, but this shot of a brooding sky over Short Mountain […]

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Strictly Mary: Baby’s Been Put In The Corner

Strictly Mary: Baby’s Been Put In The Corner

August 9, 2014 at 10:08 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… A STRANGE thing happened since I started dancing. Over the last few weeks I have noticed it […]

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At The Omniplex: ‘Guardians Of The Galaxy’

At The Omniplex: ‘Guardians Of The Galaxy’

August 9, 2014 at 10:07 am Comments are Disabled

Guardians of the Galaxy by John Lyons It’s here. It’s finally here. The most anticipated film of the summer has just arrived in cinemas. Marvel’s ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ and It’s been a rocky road to say the least. Over the past decade Marvel Studios have been slowly building their […]

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Gary Needs Your Vote For A Better Spot At the Picnic

Gary Needs Your Vote For A Better Spot At the Picnic

August 9, 2014 at 10:06 am Comments are Disabled

FOLLOWING on from the great news that local musician, Gary Keane has earned his spot at the Electric Picnic music festival, he now has the chance to play one of the main stages. All he needs now is your votes. Gary made it to the final of the 2FM ‘Play The Picnic’ […]

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Festival Memories: Tommy Walsh On How Special The Rose Is For Tralee

Festival Memories: Tommy Walsh On How Special The Rose Is For Tralee

August 8, 2014 at 9:25 am Comments are Disabled

Former Kerry GAA star, Tommy Walsh, now playing in Australia for the Sydney Swans, writes about his memories of the Rose festival and says the Tralee people should never take it for granted… MY earliest memory of the Festival is watching the parade. My father had – and still has – offices […]

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Denis O’Sullivan: Songs In The Key Of Life

Denis O’Sullivan: Songs In The Key Of Life

August 8, 2014 at 9:21 am Comments are Disabled

One of the Tralee’s most unique voices, Denis O’Sullivan, has chanted down the pubs of Tralee for a few years now, either flying solo or fronting his band Sumdaze, who have just released a new single. Here is a selection of the songs that shaped his musical outlook. Richie Valens […]

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Sabrina’s On Song With Her Second Album

Sabrina’s On Song With Her Second Album

August 6, 2014 at 10:52 am Comments are Disabled

LOCAL singer Sabrina McKiernan has recently released her second album and she’s found a great audience online. ‘I Am The Song’ is a collection of songs from the visually-impaired singer from the Mitchels area of town and TraleeToday.ie caught up with her to ask her about her love of music. […]

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Photos: Bands Make Some Noise At Showcase In The Greyhound

Photos: Bands Make Some Noise At Showcase In The Greyhound

August 6, 2014 at 9:29 am Comments are Disabled

By Oscar Brophy LAST Friday and Saturday the Greyhound Bar once again played host to the ‘Hear The Noise Promotions’ showcase of bands. This time, it was HTN’s first anniversary show, featuring 16 bands over two days. Hear the Noise has put on numerous shows around the country, from Tralee […]

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Festival Memories: Seven Things We Loved About The ‘Festibal’ As Kids

Festival Memories: Seven Things We Loved About The ‘Festibal’ As Kids

August 6, 2014 at 9:28 am 1 comment

By Mairead Moriarty (pictured) THE ‘festibal’ is just around the corner and it won’t be long before the streets of Tralee are teeming with crowds, soaking up the atmosphere and hoping to catch a glimpse of the Roses. Those of us who grew up with the Rose on our doorstep, year after […]

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The Chef’s Table: You Gotta Love Those Temperamental Chefs

The Chef’s Table: You Gotta Love Those Temperamental Chefs

August 3, 2014 at 9:28 am Comments are Disabled

  Our food columnist, ‘Just Cooking’s’ Mark Doe, on how different chefs have their ways in the kitchen… WE all know that some chefs have a reputation of being temperamental, and to a degree it is true. I know when I ran kitchens I sometimes had my moments, so I have decided to […]

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Roxy with her 'Nose of Tralee' sash. Photo by Dermot Crean.

VIDEO: Meet Our Kerry ‘Nose Of Tralee’ Contestant, Roxy The Talking Dog

August 2, 2014 at 10:34 am 1 comment

ROXY the talking Shih Tzu, will represent Kerry in the upcoming ‘The Nose of Tralee’ national pet competition. The ‘Nose of Tralee’ is an online competition being run by ‘Pet Sitters Ireland’, so Roxy and her owner, Maria O’Carroll will need your votes to fire Kerry to glory once again […]

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Photos: #Tralee On Social Media This Week

Photos: #Tralee On Social Media This Week

August 2, 2014 at 10:33 am Comments are Disabled

We at Traleetoday.ie have gathered together a selection of photos posted up on social media from Tralee this last week by locals and tourists to the area… Erlan Silva Desousa on Instagram got this snap of a wedding in full flow outsides St John’s last Saturday. It begins! Shane Farmer […]

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Out To Lunch: Fish Trio Hits The Heights At Ballyroe

Out To Lunch: Fish Trio Hits The Heights At Ballyroe

August 2, 2014 at 10:32 am Comments are Disabled

Ballyroe Heights Hotel I’M cheating a bit this week as it’s an evening meal review, rather than a lunch. I was covering a story at the hotel on Thursday night so I decided to have a have a bite to eat while I waited to do my job. The hotel always sends in […]

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At The Omniplex: ‘Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes’

At The Omniplex: ‘Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes’

August 2, 2014 at 10:31 am Comments are Disabled

Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes By John Lyons ANOTHER week, another sequel. Over the past decade Hollywood has taken an extreme liking to rebooting, remaking and adapting any popular property that could conceivably make a nice chunk of money. Not the least of which is the ‘Planet of […]

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Damian Greer: Songs In The Key Of Life

Damian Greer: Songs In The Key Of Life

August 1, 2014 at 9:51 am Comments are Disabled

Damian Greer is the drummer in Midnite Cafe who next play in The Blasket on August 9. Here he takes us through the music that soundtracked his life… Where it all began… Glen Campbell – ‘Rhinestone Cowboy’ I must have been ten or eleven when I was introduced to music […]

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Strictly Mary: That Sickly Feeling At The Thought Of The Dome

Strictly Mary: That Sickly Feeling At The Thought Of The Dome

August 1, 2014 at 9:50 am Comments are Disabled

Click on above ad for more 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 SAW the construction of the dome yesterday as I passed in […]

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Tony Monaghan will be giving it the 'heavy, heavy monster sound' with his 'Oi Oi Soundsystem at the Electric Picnic next month.

Tony To Touch Bass At Electric Picnic

July 31, 2014 at 9:58 am Comments are Disabled

THE ELECTRIC PICNIC beckons again for another Tralee creative. Tony Monaghan, will be bringing his  ‘Oi Oi  Soundsystem’ reggae experience to the famous music festival at the end of this month. The ‘Oi Oi Soundsystem’ will be rubbing shoulder with such world renowned artists as, Outkast, Beck, Blondie and Chic. […]

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Some of the residents who attended the Ballyrickard Court Family Fun Day on Sunday.

Photos: Infinite Entertainment At Ballyrickard Court Family Fun Day

July 28, 2014 at 2:30 pm Comments are Disabled

Click on above ad for more THE residents of Ballyrickard Court got together on Sunday for a great afternoon of family fun. It was all thanks to the Infinity Youth Group who are made up of young people from the Spa Road/Ballyrickard area. “We decided to hold the fun day to get […]

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The Chef’s Table: Cooking The Perfect Steak

The Chef’s Table: Cooking The Perfect Steak

July 27, 2014 at 9:17 am Comments are Disabled

Click on above ad for more Our food columnist, ‘Just Cooking’s’ Mark Doe, on the traditional favourite – a juicy steak… Cooking the perfect steak is a lot easier than people make out. 
Okay it does take a little practice to test the degree of cooking by pressing the steak, but […]

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Midnite Cafe in full flight on the stage at Kirby's Brogue Inn on Friday night. Photo by Dermot Crean

Video/Photos: Midnite Cafe Rock The Brogue With Opening Gig

July 26, 2014 at 10:31 am 1 comment

Click on above ad for more WHILE The new Brogue Inn may have opened its doors on Thursday morning, it was on Friday night that the real celebrations began with a performance by old favourites, Midnite Cafe. The bar was packed to capacity on the night for a performance by […]

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Tralee band Sumdaze launch new single 'All Smiles in the City', from left: Junior Abdulsalam, Hugh 'Shug' Gallagher, Omar Abdulsalam, Denis O Sullivan.

All Smiles For Sumdaze’s Single Launch In The Blasket

July 26, 2014 at 10:29 am Comments are Disabled

Click above ad for more TRALEE band Sumdaze launched their new single entitled “All Smiles Around The City” in the Blasket last night (Friday).   The rockers also had a viewing of the video for the single.  “All Smiles Around The City” is the second single off the yet to […]

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Out To Lunch: Dawson’s Doesn’t Disappoint

Out To Lunch: Dawson’s Doesn’t Disappoint

July 26, 2014 at 10:26 am Comments are Disabled

Click on above ad for more Dawson’s Restaurant The Mall (Above Heaton’s) MY attitude to Dawson’s is a bit like my attitude to the TV series, Star Trek: The Next Generation. When I was in college years ago my flatmates would insist on watching it and I’d groan ‘Oh God, […]

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At The Omniplex: ‘How To Train Your Dragon 2’

At The Omniplex: ‘How To Train Your Dragon 2’

July 26, 2014 at 10:25 am Comments are Disabled

Click on above ad to buy tickets How To Train Your Dragon 2 By John Lyons If I had to sit down and make a list of my five favourite animated films right this second, ‘How to Train Your Dragon’ would definitely be on that list. Dreamworks really outdid themselves […]

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Martin Hurley: Songs In The Key Of Life

Martin Hurley: Songs In The Key Of Life

July 25, 2014 at 1:12 pm Comments are Disabled

Click on above ad for more Martin Hurley is a well known face that has played the pubs of Tralee. He’s also a member of the Contempory Folk outfit Oracle. Here is a selection of the songs that shaped his musical outlook… Dire Straits – Brothers in Arms Where It Began One […]

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Photos: #Tralee On Social Media This Week

Photos: #Tralee On Social Media This Week

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

Click on above ad for more We at Traleetoday.ie have gathered together a selection of photos posted up on social media from Tralee this last week by locals and tourists to the area… Ciara Kenihan took her puppy Sam to his first trip to the beach yesterday. Continued below… Click […]

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