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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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Recovery Haven To Hold Cancer Support Evening

Recovery Haven To Hold Cancer Support Evening

February 11, 2015 at 9:42 am Comments are Disabled

  THERE will be a ‘Cancer Support Group’ evening held on Wednesday, February 18 in the Recovery Haven Cancer Support House from 6pm-7pm. The group will offer an opportunity to those who come to talk freely and openly about cancer and dealing with its impact on their lives. Recovery Haven […]

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90 year old, Kenmare mart employee, Eugie O'Sullivan with his black stick.

VIDEO: Straight-Talking Eugene Celebrates 90th Birthday In Mart

February 10, 2015 at 11:44 am Comments are Disabled

  A STRAIGHT-TALKING 90 year old mart employee, Eugene (Eugie) O’Sullivan, is a legend in Kenmare. A surprise 90th birthday party was thrown for the local character in Kenmare Mart where the Irish Examiner recorded fantastic a video (below) of Eugie speaking about his  life. Not a man to be messed […]

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Gala Ball Fundraiser Will Remember Popular Spa Man Tommy Brosnan

Gala Ball Fundraiser Will Remember Popular Spa Man Tommy Brosnan

February 10, 2015 at 11:25 am Comments are Disabled

A HUGELY popular Spa man will be remembered this April at a special event to raise funds for the Irish Motor Neurone Disease Association (IMNDA). The Primrose Black Tie Gala Ball in aid of IMNDA and in memory of Tommy Brosnan, was launched on Saturday at a photo call in Ballygarry House Hotel. The Gala […]

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Tara O'Halloran

Kerry ETB Training Centre Hosts National Skills Competition

February 10, 2015 at 11:21 am Comments are Disabled

The ‘Beauty Therapy’ department of Kerry’s ETB training centre will play host to the ‘National Skills Competition for Beauty Therapy’ tomorrow. And two of the participants selected to compete in the competition are from Kerry – Shauna O’Shea, from Tralee and Bernadette Casey from Castlecove. The annual Ireland Skills Competition is […]

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Den Braves The Elements And Shaves Head For Charity

Den Braves The Elements And Shaves Head For Charity

February 9, 2015 at 12:48 pm Comments are Disabled

  WHILE most people right now are looking for extra layers to put onto our heads, there’s one man in town who’s gone and done the opposite! Denis ‘Den’ McCarthy, originally from Tipperary, but now living in Ballyrickard,  bravely took the decision to have his head fully shaved for ‘Today […]

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Eoghain Sheehy, Jamie Lowham, David Culloty, Kieran O'Donovan and Neil Cannon at the Na Gaeil GAA Celebration Night at The Meadowlands Hotel on Saturday. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Na Gaeil GAA Club Celebrates In The Meadowlands

February 9, 2015 at 11:08 am 1 comment

OVER 150 members of Na Gaeil GAA gathered to celebrate a great year for the Oakpark club at the Meadowlands Hotel on Saturday night. This year the annual social was billed as a celebration night, as they have a lot to celebrate according to Club PRO, Theresa Kelliher. “We have […]

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PHOTOS: #Tralee On Social Media This Week

PHOTOS: #Tralee On Social Media This Week

February 8, 2015 at 11:36 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… Early morning frost was a familiar site this week, Richard Dwyer, was up with the lark to get this shot on Wednesday morning Amanda Heraty, […]

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At The Omniplex: ‘The Interview’ Doesn’t Go Well

At The Omniplex: ‘The Interview’ Doesn’t Go Well

February 8, 2015 at 11:17 am Comments are Disabled

‘The Interview’ By John Lyons Seth Rogen’s newest comedy venture made worldwide headlines last December when North Korea officially condemned the film, declaring it to be an “act of war”. In the weeks to follow, an unknown source hacked Sony Pictures. There were implications of a terrorist attack, the film was […]

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At the Mercy Mounthawk Parents Council Table Quiz, were from left: John Ferguson, Kitty O'Connell, Maureen Harris, Anne Ferguson. Photo by Gavin O'Connor.

PHOTOS: Great Turnout For Mercy Mounthawk Parents Council Table Quiz

February 7, 2015 at 10:25 am Comments are Disabled

THE Mercy Mounthawk Parents Council hosted a table quiz on Thursday night in the Brogue Inn as a fundraiser for many initiatives. The main fundraiser at the moment is the building extension which broke ground in December and approximately €250,000 needs to be raised for the work. “Considering how tough […]

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Kerry Comes To Global Attention With National Geographic Cover

Kerry Comes To Global Attention With National Geographic Cover

February 6, 2015 at 3:21 pm 1 comment

  KERRY has once again come to global attention after featuring in an 11-page spread in the  February/March 2015 issue of the of ‘National Geographic Traveler’. As one of the most recognizable magazines worldwide, it is another big win for Kerry tourism to have ‘Ross Castle’ in Killarney featured as the cover […]

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Tralee Native Hopes To Become ‘Mum In A Million’ With TV3 Competition

Tralee Native Hopes To Become ‘Mum In A Million’ With TV3 Competition

February 6, 2015 at 11:12 am 5 comments

A TRALEE native has been chosen as one of the finalists in TV3’s ‘Mum In A Million’ competition, with a prize of a trip to Italy up for grabs. Helen Hempenstall (nee Walsh) is originally from Derrylea, Oakpark here in town, but is now based in Newcastle, Co. Wicklow. Having been […]

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Presentation Secondary School Celebrates ‘Love Literature Week’

Presentation Secondary School Celebrates ‘Love Literature Week’

February 6, 2015 at 10:15 am Comments are Disabled

  THE annual ‘Love Literature’ week began in Presentation Secondary Tralee on Monday  and it’s proved to be an exciting week for all those involved. The event, which is hosted by the schools transition year students with the help of their teachers Ms. Joanna O’ Flynn and Ms. Norma Foley, is always […]

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Three Things To Do Around Town This Weekend

Three Things To Do Around Town This Weekend

February 6, 2015 at 10:04 am Comments are Disabled

Charity nights,  business expositions and a one-man play? It must the weekend and it must be Tralee. Here’s what’s on for you… FRIDAY 1. What Lies Underneath… If you’re not completely beat from the week come Friday evening, you should definitely head down to Síamsa Tíre! ‘Underneath’ is one play […]

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Fenit Native Aims To Impress Judges On ‘The Voice Of Ireland’

Fenit Native Aims To Impress Judges On ‘The Voice Of Ireland’

February 5, 2015 at 3:35 pm Comments are Disabled

A FENIT native will try to impress judges this weekend on the hit TV talent show ‘The Voice Of Ireland’. Eighteen-year-old Shauna Nolan, a Leaving Certificate student now in Carrigaline Community School in Cork, will be participating in the blind auditions of the show at 6.30pm this Sunday night. Shauna, who attended St […]

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Tralee Woman Shortlisted For RTE’s ‘Poem For Ireland’ Campaign

Tralee Woman Shortlisted For RTE’s ‘Poem For Ireland’ Campaign

February 5, 2015 at 12:36 pm Comments are Disabled

A TRALEE-BORN writer has had her poem selected for shortlist in the ‘Poem For Ireland’ campaign. The campaign which is being run by RTÉ, is aimed at celebrating Irish poetry and in particular, the vast wealth of talent we have had in this area over the last 100 years. When the […]

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Curtain Comes Up On Tralee Theatre Group’s Play

Curtain Comes Up On Tralee Theatre Group’s Play

February 5, 2015 at 11:41 am 1 comment

IT’S nearly showtime for members of the Zyber Theatre as they begin a three night run of their new play tonight. The Tralee-based group presents ‘CrissCross’, a new play by John Fraher at the Ivy Leaf  Theatre, Castleisland on Thursday, Friday and Saturday, 5th, 6th and 7th of February at 8pm. […]

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Local Musician Slams Music Festival Organisers After Accusations Of ‘Pay To Play’

Local Musician Slams Music Festival Organisers After Accusations Of ‘Pay To Play’

February 4, 2015 at 4:42 pm Comments are Disabled

  A MUSIC festival set to take place in Killarney this summer has cancelled one of their stages due to “negative publicity” after being accused of adopting a “pay for play” approach to attracting emerging talent. The Killarney Festival of Music and Food received a backlash from musicians – including […]

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24 Hour ‘Rowathon’ in Tralee Hopes To Raise Clubhouse Funds

24 Hour ‘Rowathon’ in Tralee Hopes To Raise Clubhouse Funds

February 3, 2015 at 11:36 am Comments are Disabled

A LOCAL club in Tralee is preparing to host Ireland’s first ever ‘on-the-water 24-hour rowathon’ this coming March. The event, which will be run by Tralee Rowing Club (TRC), is  aimed at creating awareness of the club and more importantly the recently constructed boathouse at the canal for which funding is needed […]

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New Golf Training Facility Swings Into Action In Tralee

New Golf Training Facility Swings Into Action In Tralee

February 1, 2015 at 10:20 am Comments are Disabled

            A NEW business opened in Tralee on Monday last, where golfers can hit the fairways of the Tralee and Ballybunion courses from inside a building in Killerisk (that’s some drive)! The golf performance centre, which is located opposite Manor Village Filling Station, is already garnering rave reviews […]

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PHOTOS: #Tralee On Social Media This Week

PHOTOS: #Tralee On Social Media This Week

February 1, 2015 at 10:20 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… Fenit Lighthouse made it onto the back page of the Irish Examiner on Friday with a photo by Denis Scannell. Today’s back page picture is […]

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At The Omniplex: ‘Big Hero 6’

At The Omniplex: ‘Big Hero 6’

February 1, 2015 at 10:19 am Comments are Disabled

ADMITTEDLY, I wasn’t too sure what to expect going into this film. I knew that it had been well-received in America, but I was expecting Disney’s next film to be the big follow-up to ‘Frozen’ and ‘Tangled’, not an adaptation of an obscure Marvel comic book series about some chunky-looking […]

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At the Fels Point Hotel end of year party, were from left: Carol Heffernan, Meagan Dunne, Shona Hoolahan, Karina Dodorovica, and Niamh Fitzgerald. Photo by Gavin O'Connor.

PHOTOS: Fels Point Hotel Say Thank You To Staff At Belated Christmas Party

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

DUE to the Christmas season being a busy time of year for the Fels Point Hotel, they had to forgo a Christmas party…until Friday night. Staff and management met up in the  Manor West Hotel, to let their hair down after a long and successful year for the business. “This […]

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The Wailing Wall: I Won’t Be Forsaking The ‘Pint Of Plain’ For Lent

The Wailing Wall: I Won’t Be Forsaking The ‘Pint Of Plain’ For Lent

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

  Johnnie Wall won’t be giving up his pint for Lent…due to philanthropic and social reasons of course!  LENT is close at hand (February 14) and you are probably considering what you are going to give up for the seven weeks. Before you make any drastic decision to go ‘tee-total’, spare a […]

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Five Things To Look Forward To In February…

Five Things To Look Forward To In February…

January 31, 2015 at 10:30 am 1 comment

We’re almost there… Let’s be honest here and admit that January wouldn’t rank high on everyone’s list of favourite months. Crap weather, no money, and the hangover, after the party that is December, kicks in. Bu we’re almost through it and we here at TraleeToday.ie felt that we should give people a […]

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Tralee Filmmaker Raises Funds To Distribute Work Nationwide

Tralee Filmmaker Raises Funds To Distribute Work Nationwide

January 31, 2015 at 9:01 am Comments are Disabled

  LOCAL filmmaker, Bertie Brosnan, is on the fundraising trail to try and get the short film, he wrote and directed, a nationwide distribution. The film is called, ‘Sineater’ and stars Joe Mullins – who played the lead role in the award winning and critically acclaimed “Pilgrim Hill” which was also […]

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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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