Entertainment

The Chef’s Table: Get The Most Out Of Oysters

The Chef’s Table: Get The Most Out Of Oysters

November 2, 2014 at 10:44 am Comments are Disabled

Oysters are in season and our food writer, Mark Doe of ‘Just Cooking’ in Firies, describes how to buy, open and cook them to perfection…  Oysters, you either love them or hate them. I haven’t always liked oysters, but discovered how good they are whilst working in Australia. Australia now […]

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Niamh Crowley, Érin Crowley and Patricia Murray enjoying the kids Halloween party in the Ballyroe Heights Hotel on Friday night. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Ghoulish Goings-On At Ballyroe Fancy Dress Party

November 1, 2014 at 9:55 am Comments are Disabled

THERE were witches, ghouls and vampires aplenty in the Ballyroe Heights Hotel on Halloween night for the annual Ballyroe/Clogherbrien Community Association Fancy Dress kids party. Children and parents from all over the area converged on the venue for a party night replete with bouncy castles, games with Sean Lyons, spot […]

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Out To Lunch: Go West For A Great Bite To Eat

Out To Lunch: Go West For A Great Bite To Eat

November 1, 2014 at 9:53 am Comments are Disabled

The Mercantile Bar Manor West Hotel I FOUND myself in Manor last Thursday. Me and the rest of Kerry it seems. At about 1.20pm a parking space was harder to find than a Narie on a bus to Killarney this Sunday. From now until the first week in January, Manor will […]

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At The Omniplex: ‘Nightcrawler’

At The Omniplex: ‘Nightcrawler’

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

‘Nightcrawler’ by John Lyons “If you want to win the lottery, you have to make the money to buy a ticket.” …that is, according to Jake Gyllenhaal in the new noir-suspense film, ‘Nightcrawler’. A few weeks back I listed ‘Nightcrawler’ as one of the films to look out for in […]

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At Tralee Musical Society's production of 'That's Entertainment' at Siamsa Tire on Thursday night were, from left: Ella Higgns, Tresa and Nicole Walker. Photo by Gavin O'Connor.

PHOTOS: Sold-Out Start For Musical Society’s Production At Siamsa

October 31, 2014 at 11:51 am Comments are Disabled

HUNDREDS of musical fans flocked to Siamsa Tire for the sold-utpremiere of the Tralee Musical Society’s ‘That’s Entertainment’ show on Thursday night. The show includes excerpts from Wicked,  Matilda, Smash, and Hairspray as well as a Barry Manilow section, an Irish section and several comedy sketches. And there’s still time to go to […]

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Photos: #Tralee on Social Media This Week

Photos: #Tralee on Social Media This Week

October 31, 2014 at 9:20 am Comments are Disabled

EVERY week, here at Traleetoday.ie we pull together all of the best photos and videos posted up on social media of Tralee and its surrounding area… A very beautiful photo by, Robyn Mulligan, capturing the sand on Banna Beach rushing passed the rocks on a windy day. Continued below… It […]

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At the Halloween Fancy Dress Fun Run & Inflatable Disco Dome were, from left: Brid O'Shea, Lily Collins and Amy O'Shea. Photo by Gavin O'Connor.

Chamber Alliance Ensures Kids Enjoy Halloween-Themed Events

October 30, 2014 at 9:54 am Comments are Disabled

MONSTERS, ghosts and ghouls were let loose in the town park on Wednesday when around 120 children took part in a free Halloween themed fun-run. The event called the ‘Halloween Fancy Dress Fun Run and Inflatable Disco Dome’ was  organised by the Tralee Chamber Alliance and the Born To Run running […]

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Baily’s Corner Represents The County At Bar Of The Year Awards

Baily’s Corner Represents The County At Bar Of The Year Awards

October 29, 2014 at 2:45 pm Comments are Disabled

BAILY’S Corner was flying the flag for Kerry last night at the Irish Bar Of The Year Awards ceremony in Dublin. The Tralee bar was the only Kerry pub to feature in the contest this year, being nominated in the Country category of the awards, where there were eight other nominees. Alas, they didn’t […]

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PHOTOS: Halloween Hooley For Blennerville School Pupils

PHOTOS: Halloween Hooley For Blennerville School Pupils

October 27, 2014 at 12:00 pm Comments are Disabled

THERE was frightening shenanigans in the Scout Hall on Matt Talbot Road on Friday as the pupils of Blennerville NS enjoyed their annual Christmas party. “It’s something we do every year in the school. It’s a bit of treat for them really,” said Raphael Crowley of the Parents Council. “We […]

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Kerins O’Rahilly’s Man Joe Heads West For Stag Night

Kerins O’Rahilly’s Man Joe Heads West For Stag Night

October 27, 2014 at 11:56 am Comments are Disabled

  A HORDE of Naries went west on Saturday for the stag party of Joe Griffin. The Kerries native and die-hard Kerins O’Rahilly’s man, set off with his brothers Mike and Kieran, buddies from the Strand Road Club and his dad, 85-year-old Pat, for a night in the wild west. “It’ll be a bit […]

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Out To Lunch: Chopin’s Strikes The Right Note

Out To Lunch: Chopin’s Strikes The Right Note

October 26, 2014 at 8:58 am Comments are Disabled

Chopin’s Cafe And Restaurant Ashe Street I’VE already extolled the attractions of an Ashe Street establishment some months ago with a review of Mozarts. Of course it’s not the only cafe which takes its name from a classical composer. O the same side of the street but just on the […]

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VIDEO: Scoil Eoin Children Brave The ‘Haunted Hall’

VIDEO: Scoil Eoin Children Brave The ‘Haunted Hall’

October 25, 2014 at 9:28 am Comments are Disabled

THE ‘Haunted Hall’  is entering its final week and from today (Saturday), the public can experience the thrills schoolchildren have been experiencing for the past two weeks. The new seasonal attraction, which sees the cavernous Geraldine Experience in the Kerry County Museum transformed into a hall of horrors, has just […]

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At The Movies: The Scariest Films You’ve (Probably) Never Seen

At The Movies: The Scariest Films You’ve (Probably) Never Seen

October 25, 2014 at 9:17 am Comments are Disabled

Halloween is looming so our movie guy, John Lyons, picks the scariest movies which may have passed you by… LAST Summer someone asked me an interesting question: “John, what’s the scariest film that you’ve ever seen?” I cycled through the obvious answers in my head: Psycho, The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, […]

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More Old Tralee! This Time, Aerial Photos Of The Town From The 1950s

More Old Tralee! This Time, Aerial Photos Of The Town From The 1950s

October 24, 2014 at 9:49 am Comments are Disabled

WE received a huge response to the aerial photos of Tralee in the 1930s which we put up on the website on Wednesday (here). Following on from that, we also came across the only other aerial shots of the town on the ‘Britain From Above’ website, this time from the mid-1950s. Along […]

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Photos: #Tralee On Social Media This Week

Photos: #Tralee On Social Media This Week

October 24, 2014 at 9:44 am Comments are Disabled

EVERY week, here at Traleetoday.ie we pull together all of the best photos and videos posted up on social media of Tralee and its surrounding area… Bangini got this great snap of their dog Lucy in Banna on Sunday. A wide angle view of Blennerville taken from the Wetlands tower […]

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Top DJ To Play At Launch Of Club Night ‘Sugar’

Top DJ To Play At Launch Of Club Night ‘Sugar’

October 23, 2014 at 10:14 am Comments are Disabled

CLUB DJ and RTE radio presenter Dave Treacy will be the main attraction at the launch of a new club night in The Blasket. The Dublin-based DJ will help launch ‘Sugar’ at the venue along with local DJ Phonic this Friday night. As the presenter of weekly Saturday night radio show, #WeLoveBeats, […]

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High Praise For Tralee Hospitality This Week

High Praise For Tralee Hospitality This Week

October 23, 2014 at 9:58 am Comments are Disabled

IT’S been a good week for two local hospitality businesses who received glowing compliments in national and international media. The Sunday World gave The Roast House a 5/5 review while Ballygarry House Hotel received high praise in The Irish Post, a UK weekly newspaper aimed at expats. The Sunday World’s ‘Grub Spy’ critic […]

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At the Francis Brennan book signing was, Pauline Burke Quinn. Photo by Gavin O'Connor.

Francis Brennan Says The Town Centre Is The Heart Of Tralee

October 20, 2014 at 12:43 pm Comments are Disabled

THE hotelier and TV star, Francis Brennan, was in O’Mahony’s book shop on Saturday signing copies of his new book, entitled,  ‘It’s the little things – Francis Brennan’s Guide to Life’. He also made a few observations about the town centre and Manor West Retail Park while he was in town. […]

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The Chef’s Table: Mmmm…Chocolate!

The Chef’s Table: Mmmm…Chocolate!

October 19, 2014 at 3:28 pm Comments are Disabled

Our food expert, Mark Doe of ‘Just Cooking’ in Firies, on the artistry involved in cooking with chocolate  Working with chocolate is something that takes years of practice. It takes a special kind of chef to work with chocolate. Like perfect chocolate masterpieces, they need to be cool and well […]

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At The Omniplex: ‘The Judge’

At The Omniplex: ‘The Judge’

October 18, 2014 at 11:42 am Comments are Disabled

‘The Judge’ Robert Downey Jr. is perhaps the most charismatic superstar that Hollywood has to offer at the moment. His magnetic on-screen presence is seemingly unmatched by no one else, and he has a knack for delivering lengthy monologues in a fast-paced fashion, jumping back and forth between serious and […]

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Sarah Higgins getting the first bit of her hair shaved at the 'Chop or Change' fundraiser. Photo by Gavin O'Connor.

Photos: Skin And Hair Flying At Chop Or Change Fundraiser

October 18, 2014 at 11:32 am Comments are Disabled

TWO sisters organised a fundraiser on Friday night for Recovery Haven after the amazing care the centre showed for their aunt who passed away from cancer last year. Charlotte and Sarah Higgins held the ‘Chop Or Change’ event in the Slieve Mish Bar and it was a great success. “We decided […]

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The bar downstairs has kept the character of its previous incarnation. Photo by Dermot Crean

Out To Lunch: Value And Quality At The Brogue

October 18, 2014 at 11:16 am Comments are Disabled

Kirby’s Brogue Inn Rock Street I HAD intended on writing an ‘Out To Lunch’ on tour this week, seeing as I was ‘out foreign’ this week but then I had a change of mind. It’s not much good to readers of this column to be extolling the culinary delights of […]

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Top Honour For The ‘Masterchef’ At Darcy’s

Top Honour For The ‘Masterchef’ At Darcy’s

October 17, 2014 at 10:12 am Comments are Disabled

  A TRALEE man, who has been a head chef in restaurants all over the world, has been awarded the top honour of ‘Masterchef’. Ballinorig native, Noel Keane, is head chef in Darcy’s Restaurant in Barrack Lane, Tralee, which has been nominated for numerous awards over the last year. Now […]

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It’s The Weekend! Five Things To Occupy Your Time

It’s The Weekend! Five Things To Occupy Your Time

October 17, 2014 at 9:52 am Comments are Disabled

The weekend. It’s so close we can taste it. We’ve got that Friday feeling so if you want to know what’s on in town for the weekend then looky here… Friday Expose Beauty Lauch Sunday Independent beauty writer and TV3 regular, Triona McCarthy, will officially open Expose Beauty in Mounthawk from 3pm to […]

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Photos: #Tralee On Social Media This Week

Photos: #Tralee On Social Media This Week

October 17, 2014 at 9:50 am Comments are Disabled

EVERY week, here at Traleetoday.ie we pull together all of the best photos and videos posted up on social media of Tralee and its surrounding area. The three wise men. Donnacha Clifford, was out in Fenit and came across these three lads having a moment. Susan, on Instagram was lucky […]

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At the Abbey Theater performance of Sive in the Siamese Tire were, from left:  Kerry McCarthy, Fiona Nelligan, Leona McHenry and Joanne McCarthy. Photo by Gavin O'Connor.

PHOTOS: It’s A Siamsa Sellout For John B Keane’s ‘Sive’

October 16, 2014 at 9:50 am Comments are Disabled

THE Abbey Theatre’s production of ‘Sive’ is proving to be one of the most successful runs in Siamsa in years having sold out all five nights this week. The premiere took place on Tuesday and was attended by wife of the late John B Keane, Mary. The Listowel man’s work […]

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Well known face on the box, Francis Brennan, will be signing copies of his new book in O'Mahonys on Saturday.

Francis Brennan To Sign His Books At O’Mahony’s

October 16, 2014 at 9:36 am Comments are Disabled

WELL-KNOWN hotelier and TV presenter, Francis Brennan will be signing copies of his book at O’Mahony’s Bookshop this Saturday. The owner of the five-star Park Hotel in Kenmare, with brother John, has written a book ‘It’s The Little Things: Francis Brennan’s Guide To Life’. Full of fun and personal memories, Francis Brennan’s […]

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Andrea Helps Raise €20,000 For Palliative Care Unit

October 15, 2014 at 5:39 am Comments are Disabled

THE Palliative Care Unit in Kerry Genaral Hospital, received a massive boost, when a €20,000 cheque from a fundraiser was handed over to them on Monday. The chief organiser behind the Kerry Stars Lovely Legs Compeition in aid of the Unit was Andrea O’Donoghue from Blennerville, who recently lost her father, Tony, […]

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Frights In Store For Kids At The ‘Haunted Hall’

Frights In Store For Kids At The ‘Haunted Hall’

October 15, 2014 at 5:38 am Comments are Disabled

THE Geraldine Experience in the Kerry County Museum is scary enough at the best of times but it’s about to get a whole lot more frightening in the run-up to Halloween! The staff have transformed the cavernous medieval experience into a ‘Haunted Hall’ for the next few weeks and schoolchildren from […]

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Musical Society Prepares For Nights Of Entertainment

Musical Society Prepares For Nights Of Entertainment

October 15, 2014 at 5:38 am Comments are Disabled

WITH just two weeks to go until the opening night of That’s Entertainment 2014, the excitement is steadily building amongst the cast of Tralee Musical society (recent winners in the ‘Best Ensemble’ section of the Amateur Irish Musical Society awards). The finishing touches are being put to the exciting medley of […]

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