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Dawson’s Restaurant On The Mall Announces Closure After 26 Years

Dawson’s Restaurant On The Mall Announces Closure After 26 Years

September 23, 2017 at 10:43 am Comments are Disabled

IT will be missed. A mainstay for lunchtime diners for over a quarter of a century, Dawson’s Restaurant on The Mall, (located within Heatons) has now closed. The announcement was made on the business’ Facebook page yesterday. It read; “After 26 wonderful years in business, we have taken the decision […]

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Lucy Kingston, Malachai The Magnificent, Rowan Grattan and Niamh Ryan at the official opening of the outside Storyteller’s Garden at Scoil Eoin on Friday morning. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Wonderful Storytelling Garden Opened At Scoil Eoin

September 23, 2017 at 10:12 am Comments are Disabled

THE sun shone down on pupils and staff of Scoil Eoin, as a morning of great fun unfolded for the official opening of their ‘Outside Storytellers Garden’ on Friday. The new outdoor space looks amazing for the kids, with a large chair and mushroom seats carved by Limerick man, Will Fogarty, […]

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McCann At The Movies: Miss ‘Wind River’ At Your Peril!

McCann At The Movies: Miss ‘Wind River’ At Your Peril!

September 23, 2017 at 9:24 am Comments are Disabled

Our movie guy, John McCann says ‘Wind River’ is an outstanding crime thriller fuelled by a remarkable performance by Jeremy Renner… With a feast of big budget Hollywood blockbusters, armed with monstrous marketing campaigns being thrust to the cinema going public on a weekly basis, sometimes we tend to overlook […]

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The ‘Late Late’ Is Still Looking For Toy Show Performers

The ‘Late Late’ Is Still Looking For Toy Show Performers

September 22, 2017 at 10:15 am Comments are Disabled

DO you know any kids with special talents? The deadline to get applications in to be part of the cast for this year’s Late Late Toy Show has been extended by another seven days, it was announced today. Young performers now have until Friday, September 29th to get their applications in. The final […]

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Looking forward to the Tralee Food Festival which takes place from September 22-24 were, Yomk Oviedo and Mayrinfer Ambrano of Transition Kerry, Paul Cotter, Croí Restaurant; David Scott, Tralee Chamber Alliance; Mayor of Tralee Norma Foley; Kevin O'Connor of Croí Restaurant and Sylvia Thompson of Transition Kerry. Photo by Dermot Crean

Seven Things To Do This Weekend Around Tralee

September 22, 2017 at 9:25 am Comments are Disabled

While last weekend was a quiet one around town events-wise, there’s a whole host of things to get up to over the next couple of days in Tralee… Friday 1. Culture night… There’s a whole host of events happening tonight all over town for the annual Culture Night. Singing, dancing, […]

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Here’s All You Need To Know About Culture Night In Tralee

September 22, 2017 at 9:16 am Comments are Disabled

RIGHT so, tonight is Culture Night around the country and there’s loads going on. Around Tralee you’ll find singing, dancing, drama, poetry, history, slapstick comedy, an art installation and so much more. The following is a list of events happening in town and where to find them… • THE SQUARE […]

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Top MUA To Give Masterclass In CH Chemists Next Month

Top MUA To Give Masterclass In CH Chemists Next Month

September 21, 2017 at 12:50 pm Comments are Disabled

MAKE-Up enthusiasts will be delighted to learn about an upcoming masterclass by a renowned expert at CH Chemists next month. Jeanette Cronin in collaboration with a top seller in CH, Powder ‘n’ Pout will be doing make up demos on Saturday, October 7 at 2pm. She will be using both […]

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Con Houlihan To Be Remembered In His Hometown With New Trail

Con Houlihan To Be Remembered In His Hometown With New Trail

September 21, 2017 at 9:57 am 1 comment

THE annual remembrance day for Con Houlihan takes place in Castleisland on Saturday, September 30 and this year sees the the launch of the Con Houlihan Trail by Castleisland Chamber Alliance. The trail consists of a short tour of Castleisland town taking in some of Con’s favourite places in the area. […]

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A crowd watching chef Odran Lucey giving a cookery demo in the Square as part of the Tralee Food Festival on Saturday. Photo by Dermot Crean

Square Space For Transition Kerry During Tralee Food Festival

September 20, 2017 at 3:13 pm Comments are Disabled

  TRANSITION Kerry will be hosting a ‘Sustainable Space’ at Tralee Food Festival on this Saturday in the Square. This is to celebrate and showcase the work that is being done by local community groups and small local sustainable businesses. Tralee Allotments Project will show how the Community Apple Press works. […]

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Taking off in the Ardfert Harvest Cycle on Saturday morning. Photo by Dermot Crean

Kids Fun Cycle In Aid Of Ardfert School Rescheduled For This Sunday

September 20, 2017 at 12:08 pm Comments are Disabled

WHILE adults took off on the annual Ardfert Harvest Cycle in aid of the local school two weeks ago, the planned kids cycle for September 10 had to be postponed. Well now the Kids’ Fun Cycle has been rescheduled for this Sunday, September 24. Registration from 10am to 10.45am and […]

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Top Sailing Event For Fenit This Weekend

Top Sailing Event For Fenit This Weekend

September 19, 2017 at 3:25 pm Comments are Disabled

SAILING enthusiasts are in for a treat this weekend with top racing coming to Fenit. Tralee Bay Maritime Centre along with Tralee Bay Sailing Club are hosting some of the best sailors in the country in a spectacular sailing competition, The 49er Nationals and Skiff Open from Friday, September 22 […]

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Have You A Treasured Object To Submit For This National Project?

Have You A Treasured Object To Submit For This National Project?

September 19, 2017 at 10:36 am Comments are Disabled

PUBLIC history project ‘National Treasures’ is calling on the people of Kerry to submit their treasured objects to help tell the story of Irish life over the past 100 years. RTÉ and the National Museum of Ireland are currently working together to create ‘National Treasures’, a unique archive documenting how […]

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Twitter Was In Absolute Awe Of David Clifford This Afternoon

Twitter Was In Absolute Awe Of David Clifford This Afternoon

September 17, 2017 at 2:40 pm Comments are Disabled

ANOTHER victory for the Kerry minors, another masterclass from David Clifford. The young man from Fossa is a phenomenal talent. He scored four goals in a sensational 60 minutes for Kerry where they beat Derry by 6-17 to 1-8 and Twitter took notice. David Clifford has been trending since the […]

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Gerry Adams To Launch Book In Tralee On Thursday

Gerry Adams To Launch Book In Tralee On Thursday

September 17, 2017 at 10:13 am Comments are Disabled

PRESIDENT of Sinn Féin Gerry Adams TD will be in The Rose Hotel Tralee on Thursday September 21 at 7.30pm to launch ‘Ireland’s Hunger for Justice’, the story of Ireland’s 22  hunger strikers. Early in 2017 a  committee consisting of Martin Ferris TD, John Buckley, Pól O’Clúbháin, Seán O’Braoin, Éamonn deBairéad, Seán O’Luing, […]

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PHOTOS: #Tralee On Social Media This Week

PHOTOS: #Tralee On Social Media This Week

September 17, 2017 at 10:12 am 1 comment

Every week we compile the best of photos posted on Twitter and Instagram about and around Tralee. Here’s what you’ve been snapping this week…  (If you’d like a photo to feature, just tag #Tralee in it and we’ll see it)… To start off, a shockingly amazing sunset… Lovely evening on […]

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Filmmaker And Writer In Residence Appointed By Kerry County Council

Filmmaker And Writer In Residence Appointed By Kerry County Council

September 16, 2017 at 10:04 am Comments are Disabled

A WRITER in Residence and Filmmaker in Residence have been appointed by Kerry County Council. Donegal native, Annemarie Ní Churreáin, is this year’s Writer in Residence, while Filmmaker in Residence is Mieke Vanmechelen. Annemarie Ní Churreáin is a poet and writer of creative non-fiction essays, Annemarie’s work is primarily concerned with […]

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McCann At The Movies: You’ll Have Sleepless Nights After ‘IT’

McCann At The Movies: You’ll Have Sleepless Nights After ‘IT’

September 16, 2017 at 10:01 am Comments are Disabled

‘IT’ is a chilling reboot that won’t do anything for a good night’s sleep says our movie guy, John McCann… Of all the Hollywood reboots and remakes hitting our screens in recent times, the idea of a modernised version of the mini-series IT based on the Stephen King novel was […]

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Looking forward to the Tralee Food Festival which takes place from September 22-24 were, Yomk Oviedo and Mayrinfer Ambrano of Transition Kerry, Paul Cotter, Croí Restaurant; David Scott, Tralee Chamber Alliance; Mayor of Tralee Norma Foley; Kevin O'Connor of Croí Restaurant and Sylvia Thompson of Transition Kerry. Photo by Dermot Crean

A Tantalising Line-Up Of Tasty Treats At Tralee Food Festival

September 15, 2017 at 9:53 am 1 comment

THERE’S just a week to go until  the third Tralee Food Festival in association with Taste Kerry and organisers say it will be the most important food event in the county capital this year. The town will strive to promote local producers and restaurants to an appreciative and rapidly growing […]

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The contestants and organising committee at the launch of the Ballyheigue GAA 'Strictly Come Dancing' event at the clubhouse on Thursday. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Ballyheigue GAA Looks Forward To Its First ‘Strictly Come Dancing’ Event

September 15, 2017 at 9:53 am Comments are Disabled

IT may be seven weeks away, but excitement is already building in the village of Ballyheigue as the club prepares to hold its first ‘Strictly Come Dancing’ night. A launch night was held at the club grounds on Thursday evening where many of the contestants gathered for photos and chat […]

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People Invited To Fenit To Take Part In Coastwatch Survey

People Invited To Fenit To Take Part In Coastwatch Survey

September 14, 2017 at 9:59 am Comments are Disabled

THERE will be a training event for people interested in taking part in the Coastwatch Survey on Sunday, September 17 on Fenit Island at 2pm, meeting at the carpark at the back beach. September 15 marks the beginning of the annual Coastwatch Survey.  The survey is a fantastic way to […]

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John B Keane Work Adapted For Stage At INEC This Winter

John B Keane Work Adapted For Stage At INEC This Winter

September 14, 2017 at 9:55 am Comments are Disabled

JON Kenny and Mary McEvoy will be taking to the stage in a play based on ‘The Letters of A Successful TD and An Irish Minister of State’ by John B Keane and adapted by the director Michael Scott. ‘A Successful TD’ makes its debut in the INEC Killarney on […]

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LISTOWEL RACES LAUNCH -   Daithi O'Se and Maura Derrane pictured at the  launch of the McElligotts Honda Ladies Day which will be held on Friday 15th of September at the Listowel Harvest Racing Festival. The overall winner of the McElligotts Honda Ladies Day at the Listowel Harvest Racing Festival will win an all new and super stylish Honda Jazz for a year plus a cheque for Ä3,000! Details of the amazing first prize were announced by David Fitzmaurice, Chairman, Listowel Race Company and Patrick McElligott, Managing Director, McElligotts Tralee. Judges were revealed as Ireland's top TV personalities and best known TV duo, Daithi O'Se and Maura Derrane assisted by Kerry footballer and McElligott's ambassador Dave Moran. This is the third year of the McElligotts Honda sponsorship and in addition to the all new Honda Jazz with Ä3,000 cash for the Best Dressed Lady, there are also prizes for the Jazziest Headpiece, Most Iconic Lady, Most Glamorous Young Racer and Most Stylish Selfie!  Last year the McElligotts Honda Ladies Day attracted a record crowd of over 29,000, confirming it as one of the most popular and stylish events on the Irish racing and fashion calendar. The annual 7 day Listowel Harvest Racing Festival runs from Sunday 10th to Saturday 16th of September 2017. For more information visit www.listowelraces.ie. #listowelraces ##mcelligottshondaladiesday
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Three Days Of Fashion Competitions At Listowel Races Begins Thursday

September 13, 2017 at 5:34 pm Comments are Disabled

TraleeToday.ie’s coverage of the McElligott’s Honda Ladies Day at Listowel Races this Friday is sponsored by AIB Listowel… FASHIONABLE racers of all ages can look forward to three days of Best Dressed competitions, including dedicated categories for gentlemen, ladies, younger racers, vintage lovers, couples and the most Stylish Selfie! Commencing tomorrow […]

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Members of Coiste Thionól Mhic Easmainn who are organising this year’s Casement Gathering in Tralee on Friday 15th September in The Meadowlands Hotel: tosach (ó chlé) – Pádraig Mac Fhearghusa, Seán Seosamh Ó Conchubhair (Cathaoirleach), Dawn Uí Chonchubhair. Líne 2 (ó chlé) – Brian Caball, Dr Tadhg Ó hArragáin, who will officially open The Gathering and speak ón Tomás Ághas/Thomas Ashe, Aoife Ní Chonchubhair, Brian O’Daly.

Casement Autumn Gathering To Take Place This Friday

September 13, 2017 at 1:43 pm Comments are Disabled

THIS year’s Tionól Mhic Easmainn/Casement Autumn Gathering will take place in The Meadowlands Hotel, Tralee, at 8pm on Friday next, September 15. This year’s lecture, entitled ‘Saving Roger Casement: The Exiled Children’s Misplaced Trust’, will be given by Dr Robert (Bob) Schmuhl of Notre Dame University, Indiana, USA. Dr Schmuhl, author of ‘Ireland’s […]

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Clean-Up Of Coastal Area Behind Blennerville Windmill This Sunday

Clean-Up Of Coastal Area Behind Blennerville Windmill This Sunday

September 13, 2017 at 1:05 pm Comments are Disabled

IF you want to get involved in cleaning up our lovely coastline this weekend, then this is a great way to do it. As part of the CleanCoasts Big Beach Clean Weekend, Tralee Bay Wetlands Centre will be running a cleanup of the area behind the windmill at Blennerville. Slí […]

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Chairperson of Tralee Art Group, Geraldine Kissane with her painting 'Waves of Grey' at the Tralee Art Group 'Art Inspired By Literature' exhibition at Tralee Library on Tuesday evening. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: From ’50 Shades’ To ‘Black Beauty’, Art Group Brings Literature To Life

September 13, 2017 at 11:44 am Comments are Disabled

THERE was a fine turnout at Tralee Library on Tuesday evening for the opening of a wonderful exhibition which brings literature to life on the canvass. The ladies and gents of Tralee Art Group set themselves a task of creating works inspired by all kinds of books. The result was […]

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Afternoon Tea Fundraiser For Kerry Rape & Sexual Abuse Centre

Afternoon Tea Fundraiser For Kerry Rape & Sexual Abuse Centre

September 13, 2017 at 11:28 am Comments are Disabled

A FUNDRAISING afternoon in aid of Kerry Rape & Sexual Abuse Centre will be held later this month and the organisation is hoping people support this great cause. The centre is set to host an Afternoon Tea Party  on Saturday, September 23 at 1pm in the Muckross House Hotel, Killarney. Guests […]

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12 September 2017; Le Galaxie were pictured alongside Aoife Woodlock, music producer for eir Other Voices, far left, at the launch of the eir Other Voices Open Call 2017, which will make possible the opportunity for one Irish artist to earn a huge coverted performance slot at the IMRO Other Room during the festival.  Transmisson of that performance on RTÉ along with further music career support from eir including all festival expenses, time in a recording studio and budget to create a music video, along with music industry mentoring from the eir Other Voices team. Visit www.othervoices.ie for further information.  Photo by Sam Barnes/Sportsfile *** NO REPRODUCTION FEE ***

First Acts For 16th ‘Other Voices’ In Dingle Announced

September 13, 2017 at 9:15 am Comments are Disabled

THE eir Other Voices festival returns to Kerry this December 1, 2 and 3, and the first acts have been announced. It will be the 16th instalment of the world-renowned TV series recording sessions that reverberate around the ancient walls of St. James’ Church in Dingle, later edited and broadcast on […]

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WATCH: Fashion Lover Ashe To Feature On New RTE Show

WATCH: Fashion Lover Ashe To Feature On New RTE Show

September 12, 2017 at 4:11 pm Comments are Disabled

A TRALEE woman is set to feature on the first episode of a new fashion series tonight (Tuesday) at 8.30pm on RTE1. Ashe Spillane from Tonevane will feature picking out an outfit for Killarney Races in ‘Frockfinders’, which goes behind the scenes of fashion boutiques all over Ireland capturing the difficult […]

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A sea of colour during the charity Colour Run on Sunday morning. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: More Wonderful Colour From Yesterday’s Charity Run (Part 2)

September 11, 2017 at 3:56 pm Comments are Disabled

YESTERDAY saw thousands of euro raised for a great cause from the Crumlin Colour Dash. As we told you earlier today (click here if you missed it), Micheál Dillon of Kinetic Health and Fitness organised the fantastic event from the Tralee Bay Wetlands with over 350 people taking part. We […]

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Cormac O'Connor gets pelted during the charity Colour Run on Sunday morning. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: An Amazing Explosion Of Colour At Charity Fun Run (Part 1)

September 11, 2017 at 12:39 pm Comments are Disabled

OVER 350 people of all ages gathered at the Tralee Bay Wetlands on Sunday morning for the Crumlin Colour Dash. Organised by Micheál Dillon of Kinetic Health And Fitness in Monavalley, it saw people take off at 11am on a 5k route where they were pelted with powdered paint at […]

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