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Churchill Players To Remember Tommy With ‘Springtime Show’

February 22, 2015 at 11:35 am Comments are Disabled

CHURCHILL Drama Players Group will pay tribute to their great departed friend and colleague, the late Tommy Brosnan next weekend. The Group, which is celebrating their 25th anniversary, is bringing their “Springtime Variety Show” to Siamsa Tire on Friday, February 27 and Saturday, February 28 and it’s all in honour of Tommy, […]

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PHOTOS: #Tralee On Social Media This Week

PHOTOS: #Tralee On Social Media This Week

February 22, 2015 at 11:31 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… Cian Hoban was out enjoying the sun and clear skies from a boat out in Banna over the weekend. Cia, declared her love for […]

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VIDEO: Fels Point Hotel All Set To Welcome Coronation Street Stars Next Weekend

VIDEO: Fels Point Hotel All Set To Welcome Coronation Street Stars Next Weekend

February 22, 2015 at 11:30 am Comments are Disabled

DON’T forget that there’s still time to book your tickets for the Coronation Street night Fels Point Hotel this Saturday, February 28. The actors who play the characters, Owen Armstrong and Gary Windass, will be appearing there on the first date on their nationwide tour of their new ‘Gary and Owen Men at […]

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The Chef’s Table: A Bit Of Thai To Die For

The Chef’s Table: A Bit Of Thai To Die For

February 22, 2015 at 11:28 am Comments are Disabled

  Mark Doe of ‘Just Cooking’ cookery school in Firies has a recipe for fantastic fish cakes… Thai food is one of my favourite foods to cook.  It is so unique in taste as you often have salty, sweet, spicy and citrusy in one dish. Thai fish cakes are simple […]

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The Aqua Dome's 4,000,000th visitors Kate and Cian McCarthy with Aqua Dome manager, Mags O'Sullivan. Photo by Gavin O'Connor.

Celebrations As Aqua Dome Welcomes Its 4,000,000th Visitor

February 21, 2015 at 5:41 am Comments are Disabled

A GREAT sense of anticipation was in the air just after 3pm on Friday as the staff of the Aqua Dome nervously waited to see who would be the 4,000,000th visitor through their doors. The balloons were in place at the entrance, the cake in place and the stage was set for the arrival […]

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Out To Lunch: Classy Darcy’s Is A Welcome Addition To Lunch Market

Out To Lunch: Classy Darcy’s Is A Welcome Addition To Lunch Market

February 21, 2015 at 5:41 am Comments are Disabled

Darcy’s Restaurant Barrack Lane TRALEE gets a bad rap when it comes to high-end restaurants. Everybody talks about the culinary delights of Dingle, Kenmare and Killarney and while it could be argued that there could be more high-end restaurants in a town of its size, we are still serviced by […]

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The Wailing Wall: St Patrick’s Day – An Oasis In The Desert Of Lent

The Wailing Wall: St Patrick’s Day – An Oasis In The Desert Of Lent

February 21, 2015 at 5:40 am Comments are Disabled

Johnnie Wall is looking forward to St Patrick’s Day, the bastion of relief in the middle of Lent… St Patrick’s Day. A day of celebration, an oasis in the desert that is Lent, the one day when it is officially OK to let loose on that repressed desire and longing, […]

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At The Movies: ‘Whiplash’ Is A Suspense Masterpiece

At The Movies: ‘Whiplash’ Is A Suspense Masterpiece

February 21, 2015 at 5:39 am Comments are Disabled

‘Whiplash’  By John Lyons It’s not even March yet, and already I think I’ve found my favourite film of 2015 – ‘Whiplash’. ‘Whiplash’ is this ferocious, raw, visceral experience that’s guaranteed to give audiences a relentless surge of adrenaline. I would wholeheartedly declare ‘Whiplash’ to be a truly magnificent film, […]

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VIDEO: Local Band’s Touching Tribute Song To Donal Walsh

VIDEO: Local Band’s Touching Tribute Song To Donal Walsh

February 20, 2015 at 9:27 am Comments are Disabled

TALENTED Tralee band, Q14, have penned a touching tribute to the late Donal Walsh with the release of their song and accompanying video ‘Star Sign Boy.’ The video serves to try and highlight the different things that have influenced different people in their lives and how sometimes, these things may be taken […]

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Former Gaelcholáiste Chiarraí Student Directing RTE Show

Former Gaelcholáiste Chiarraí Student Directing RTE Show

February 20, 2015 at 9:26 am Comments are Disabled

A FORMER Gaelcholáiste Chiarraí student is the director of a show which is proving hugely popular on the RTE Player. Shaun O’Connor who is originally from Castleisland and along with his friend, writer and star of the show Tadhg Hickey are currently the success of ‘(R)onanism’. The short comedy show went online on RTE […]

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Five Things To Do In Town This Weekend

Five Things To Do In Town This Weekend

February 20, 2015 at 9:25 am Comments are Disabled

It’s the weekend again so that means you’ll be looking for something to do. Right?… FRIDAY 1. Let’s Get Quizzical Fancy yourself as quite the table quiz contestant? Well then, the ‘Kerry School Of Music’ will be hosting their very own table quiz in The Brogue Inn tonight at 7.30pm, so […]

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Kerry Hotel Makes ‘Condé Nast’ World’s Best List

Kerry Hotel Makes ‘Condé Nast’ World’s Best List

February 20, 2015 at 9:25 am Comments are Disabled

IT must be awards season in the tourism industry with news that another Kerry hotel has won a prestigious accolade. Ard na Sidhe Country House, which is situated on the shores of Caragh Lake, Killorglin near the scenic Ring Of Kerry has made the prestigious ‘Condé Nast Travellers’ list for […]

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Soccer Star Robbie Keane Cheers Up Tralee Boy At Crumlin Hospital

Soccer Star Robbie Keane Cheers Up Tralee Boy At Crumlin Hospital

February 19, 2015 at 12:28 pm Comments are Disabled

A TRALEE boy was among those visited by Ireland striker Robbie Keane and his LA Galaxy teammates yesterday at Our Lady’s Children’s Hospital Crumlin…and it really made his day! Eight-year-old Martin Quilligan from Tralee, who is being treated at the Dublin hospital, met with the Irish soccer legend and his team-mates, who […]

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The pantheon that is the Island of Geese.

Five Things Tralee People Can Give Up (Or Do) For Lent

February 18, 2015 at 2:48 pm 1 comment

It’s Lent! And Gavin O’Connor has a few alternatives to giving up chocolate and drink over the next 40 days… 1. Bad Drivers, please give up the Island of Geese Roundabout If you’d like to see a live example of Darwin’s ‘survival of fittest’ theory in action, rock on up to […]

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PHOTOS: A Flipping Great Time In Town For ‘Pancake Tuesday’

PHOTOS: A Flipping Great Time In Town For ‘Pancake Tuesday’

February 17, 2015 at 2:26 pm Comments are Disabled

  FOLKS around Tralee were busy whisking batter and flipping pancakes this morning  for Shrove Tuesday. Over in CBS Primary School, pupils donned their chef’s hats and aprons and had super fun preparing pancakes for their classes. “The most popular process by far, has been choosing toppings,” said teacher Michelle Culloty. “We […]

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Cyclists Gear Up For ‘Lacey Cup’ Race In Tralee This Sunday

Cyclists Gear Up For ‘Lacey Cup’ Race In Tralee This Sunday

February 17, 2015 at 10:20 am Comments are Disabled

THE 2015 Lacey Cup, the grand opener in the cycling season here in Munster, is all set to kick off this year on Sunday, February 22. The event, which is being be hosted by Tralee Manor West Bicycle Club with the headquarters for cyclists at the Manor West Hotel who sponsor […]

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Aisling O'Brien, Kayleigh Quirke, Sharon Cronin, Gillian Barrett, Aisling O'Mahony, Sarah Hobbert, Nicole Roche and in front, Lorraine Counihan at O'Loughlin's Hotel in Portlaoise prior to the game on Sunday. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Stacks Fans Enjoying The Atmosphere Before The Big Game

February 16, 2015 at 4:52 pm 1 comment

ROCKIES travelled in huge numbers again on Sunday to cheer on their heroes in Portlaoise. Eight buses left the Austin Stacks Club at 10.45am and arrived at around 1.15pm in the Laois capital. The nightclub area of O’Loughlin’s Hotel was taken over by Tralee folk and rocked to beat of the […]

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Camp Woman Wins Big On National Lottery Gameshow

Camp Woman Wins Big On National Lottery Gameshow

February 16, 2015 at 12:00 pm Comments are Disabled

  A CAMP woman is celebrating after scooping over €15,000 on ‘The Million Euro Challenge’ game show over the weekend. Geraldine O’Driscoll, from Knockglassbeg, Camp, had the two scratch cards purchased her by her husband Patrick. They were bought from Pats Store, Main Street, Kingscourt,  Co. Cavan. She was playing in a […]

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Jackie O'Brien, Tracey Hurley and Deirdre McAuliffe at the St Brendan's Park Reunion Night in the Austin Stack Clubhouse on Friday night. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: A Reunion To Remember For St Brendan’s Park Residents

February 15, 2015 at 9:07 am Comments are Disabled

THEY came from all corners of Ireland and far beyond to gather in the Austin Stack Clubhouse on Friday night for the St Brendan’s Park reunion. It took months of organising, but it as worth the effort as hundreds packed into the Rock club over the course of the night […]

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‘Walk 4 Life Kerry’ Gathering Pace In Suicide Awareness Campaign

‘Walk 4 Life Kerry’ Gathering Pace In Suicide Awareness Campaign

February 15, 2015 at 9:07 am Comments are Disabled

MARK your calendars for April 25, as a new event dedicated to raising awareness to mental health and suicide awareness/prevention is currently being organised and it promises to be a very special occasion. ‘Walk 4 Life Kerry’ will be a 5km walk that will be held around Tralee with the […]

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PHOTOS: #Tralee On Social Media This Week

PHOTOS: #Tralee On Social Media This Week

February 15, 2015 at 9:05 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… liana lexi spotted these two Valentines down by the canal “Stone mad for speed”. Stuart O’Connor, got this shot of a well known character tearing […]

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The Chef’s Table: How To Make Perfect Pancakes This Shrove Tuesday

The Chef’s Table: How To Make Perfect Pancakes This Shrove Tuesday

February 15, 2015 at 9:05 am Comments are Disabled

Mark Doe of ‘Just Cooking’ in Firies has some great pancake recipes for this Shrove Tuesday… Pancake Day, or Shrove Tuesday, is the traditional feast day before the start of Lent on Ash Wednesday. Lent – the 40 days leading up to Easter – was traditionally a time of fasting […]

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Elsa, Anna and Co. To Visit North Kerry For ‘Frozen Fest’ Next Month

Elsa, Anna and Co. To Visit North Kerry For ‘Frozen Fest’ Next Month

February 14, 2015 at 10:34 am Comments are Disabled

YOU can expect a small exodus from Tralee this March 8 as a Ballybunion venue is set to be transformed into Arendelle for a ‘Frozen Fest’. JD’s Nightclub in the town will host the event, where up to 500 young people will have the chance to meet the characters as […]

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Performers with the Oliver Hurley School of Musical Theatre at the 'Talent Of Tralee' fundraising concert on Friday night in the Fels Point Hotel. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Hundreds Enjoy Talent Show In Aid Of School Autism Units

February 14, 2015 at 10:29 am Comments are Disabled

THERE was a massive turnout in the Fels Point Hotel last night for a fundraiser in aid of autism units in two schools. The ‘Talent Of Tralee’ concert certainly lived up to its name with participants from the Oliver Hurley School of Musical Theatre, Bryan Carr School of Performing Arts, […]

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At The Movies: ‘Fifty Shades Of Grey’ Is All Build Up And No Climax

At The Movies: ‘Fifty Shades Of Grey’ Is All Build Up And No Climax

February 14, 2015 at 10:28 am Comments are Disabled

‘Fifty Shades Of Grey’ By John Lyons I wouldn’t be a true cinema lover if I didn’t do a meticulous amount of research in my spare time. And I certainly wouldn’t be a true film critic if I didn’t keep my ear to the ground at all times. But over […]

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VIDEO: Presentation Girls Up For National Short Film Award…And They Need Your Votes

VIDEO: Presentation Girls Up For National Short Film Award…And They Need Your Votes

February 13, 2015 at 12:25 pm 1 comment

TWO short films created by Presentation Secondary School students have been shortlisted for an All-Ireland film competition. The All-Ireland second level student video competition run by ICTU’s Youth Connect Programme, is now in its second year and Presentation have two entries out of the 25 shortlisted nationally. The students involved are […]

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Rose of Tralee 2014, Maria Walsh, in the Rose Garden in the Town Park on Wednesday morning. Photo by Dermot Crean

Rose Of Tralee Festival Gets €30,000 In Funding

February 12, 2015 at 2:20 pm Comments are Disabled

  THE Rose of Tralee International Festival has been awarded €30,000 in funding from Fáilte Ireland under its National Festivals and Events Programme. The Minister for Transport, Tourism & Sport, Paschal Donohoe TD, announced today that further funding of €320,000 has been approved by  for 11 key national festivals and events […]

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Mercy Mounthawk transition year students who won first prize  in the intermediate category of the 'Live Life Love' Film Competition. With them, left to right: Aidan Power, Pascal Sheehy and Maurice Galway Photo by Gavin O'Connor

PHOTOS: Positivity And Creativity To The Fore At ‘Live Life Love’ Day In Fels Point

February 12, 2015 at 11:28 am Comments are Disabled

‘LIVE Life Love Day 2015’  was held in Fels Point Hotel yesterday as hundreds gathered for the screening and presentation of the ‘Live Life’ winning films and awards. The event, which celebrated the late Donal Walsh’s message, was presented by RTE’s Aidan Power and guests included RTE’s Paschal Sheehy and Kerry footballer […]

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Jamie Dornan plays Christian Grey in 'Fifty Shades of Grey".

Will Small Benners And Kelliher’s Hardware Get A Boost From ‘Fifty Shades Of Grey’?

February 11, 2015 at 12:36 pm Comments are Disabled

  TRALEE is set to go ‘Fifty Shades of Grey’ crazy this weekend as the Omniplex are reporting heavy pre-booking sales for the movie which opens on Friday. Speaking to a member of staff at the Tralee Omniplex, we were told tickets are selling really well, especially for the evening screenings of […]

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Internationally Famous DJ Set To Play Horans Nightclub For IT Tralee R&G Week

Internationally Famous DJ Set To Play Horans Nightclub For IT Tralee R&G Week

February 11, 2015 at 9:43 am Comments are Disabled

AN internationally famous Swedish DJ is all set to play Horans Nightclub for the IT Tralee R&G week next Thursday. Jonas Erik Altberg, who is most well known as his stage name ‘Basshunter’ will be the headlining act for the IT Tralee R&G (Raising and Giving) week in the nightclub on […]

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