Entertainment

Mayor of Tralee Norma Foley with Rose of Tralee Jennifer Byrne at the turning on of the Christmas Lights in the Square. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: The Christmas Lights Are On And They’re Looking Amazing

November 26, 2017 at 10:54 am Comments are Disabled

THE lights were officially switched on yesterday and the town is looking beautiful. The Square was packed with people who turned out to join the Rose of Tralee, Jennifer Byrne when she switched on the festive lights in Kerry’s capital town to launch the 2017 Christmas Spraoi in Tralee. Everyone was […]

Read more ›
Musicians John Buggy and Pat Pierse with their 'A Christmas Hug' CD in aid of Inspired at The Rose Hotel on Friday evening. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Pat And John’s ‘Christmas Hug’ Launched At The Rose Hotel

November 25, 2017 at 9:28 am Comments are Disabled

THERE was a great turnout for the launch of a CD by two local musicians, all for a great cause in The Rose Hotel last night. Pat Pierse and John Buggy, aka ‘The Crackers’, recorded ‘A Christmas Hug’ “for a bit of a laugh” and decided that all the proceeds from […]

Read more ›
Elesia O'Connor, Susan O'Mahony, Elaine McElligott, Louise McMahon at the Aspen Grove Thanksgiving Dinner on Friday in The Ashe Hotel. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Local Company Enjoys Thanksgiving Dinner In The Ashe

November 25, 2017 at 9:27 am Comments are Disabled

WHILE next weekend really sees the Christmas party season kick-off in earnest, a local company decided to celebrate a different holiday on Friday night. Employees from Aspen Grove Solutions on the Castlemaine Road gathered at The Ashe Hotel for a Thanksgiving Dinner. The company was founded by Sean Ryan in […]

Read more ›
McCann At The Movies: Ferrell Hits The Mark In Funny Festive Film

McCann At The Movies: Ferrell Hits The Mark In Funny Festive Film

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

Our movie guy, John McCann, says ‘Daddy’s Home 2’ isn’t Citizen Kane, it’s just an enjoyable festive delight… Following on from the success of ‘Daddy’s Home’ and the unmistakable comic chemistry between Will Ferrell and Mark Wahlberg, writer and director Sean Anders adds the comic talents of John Lithgow and […]

Read more ›
Models Ciara Dolan, Mags Griffin, Cassie Ryan and Jessica Hamilton at the IT Tralee SVP Society's Fashion Show at Ballyroe Heights Hotel on Thursday night. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: ITT Students Take To The Catwalk For St Vincent de Paul Society

November 24, 2017 at 11:54 am 1 comment

FASHION and fun were served up in equal measure on Thursday night as IT Tralee students strutted down the catwalk for a great cause. The students at the St Vincent de Paul Society in the Institute of Technology Tralee organised their special annual fashion show at the Ballyroe Heights Hotel […]

Read more ›
Louis Byrne, Aoife Cassidy, Sarah Healy, Niamh Ryan, Michael Moynihan and, in front, Michael Kerins looking forward to the Mercy Mounthawk Transition Year Fashion Show next week. Photo by Dermot Crean

Mercy Mounthawk Students Prepare For Annual Fashion Show

November 24, 2017 at 10:55 am Comments are Disabled

IT’S that time of the year again. Off go the uniforms and on with the top fashions as Mercy Mounthawk Transition Years take to the runway for their annual fundraising fashion shows at 2pm and 8pm on Wednesday November 29. Teacher Stacey O’Leary, who is organising the event with the […]

Read more ›
Santa and friends are all set for Santaland and the annual CH Christmas parade. Photo by Dermot Crean

Seven Things To Do Around Tralee This Weekend

November 24, 2017 at 9:47 am Comments are Disabled

This weekend sees the festive season kick off in earnest with the CH Christmas parade and the lights being switched on. But there’s other stuff on too… Friday 1. A Christmas Cracker… THERE’S a CD launch for a great organisation tonight in The Rose Hotel. Pat Pierse and John Buggy, […]

Read more ›
Margaret Kennedy and Graham Davis at the opening of the Ardfert Camera Club's Annual Photographic Exhibition in Tralee Library on Tuesday. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Wonderful Images At Camera Club’s Exhibition In Tralee Library

November 23, 2017 at 10:07 am Comments are Disabled

IF you want to see some fantastic photos of Kerry in all its glory then a visit to Tralee Library is a must between now and Saturday, December 2. The Ardfert Camera Club members gathered at the venue on Tuesday night for the official opening of their annual photographic exhibition […]

Read more ›
Sean Hennessy, Stephanie Keane, Cara Keane and Caoimhe Moore (Team 'Quiz Kringle') at the Tralee Chamber Alliance Christmas Table Quiz at The Imperial Hotel on Wednesday night. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Chamber Hosts Fun Table Quiz At The Imperial

November 23, 2017 at 10:07 am Comments are Disabled

THERE was a good turnout for the Tralee Chamber Alliance  Christmas table quiz in The Imperial Hotel  last night. Twelve teams took part in the fun event which had a round testing people’s knowledge of Tralee and one on the Rose of Tralee festival. Nearly 20 spot prizes were also won […]

Read more ›
Daniel O'Donnell

Daniel O’Donnell Announces Five INEC Dates

November 22, 2017 at 3:23 pm Comments are Disabled

DANIEL O’Donnell has announced he will play five concerts at the INEC next August. Daniel’s back in Ireland following a three-week residency in the USA,  and has announced details of his brand-new album and new dates for 2018 Tickets for Daniel’s only summer concerts in Ireland in 2018 will take […]

Read more ›
Shannen Daly Firies Killarney Melanine Harty of Harty's Tralee and Josie O'Donnell  Killorglin Pictured at the Manor West Retail Park, food fair which took place in Manor Shopping Cnt over the weekend . 
Photo By : Domnick Walsh / Eye Focus LTD © 
Tralee Co Kerry Ireland 
Phone  Mobile 087 / 2672033
L/Line 066 71 22 981 
E/mail - info@dwalshphoto.ie
       www.dwalshphoto.com

Manor West To Host Food And Craft Fair This Saturday

November 22, 2017 at 12:46 pm Comments are Disabled

MANOR West is truly in the Christmas swing these days and the weekends are packed with events coming up. The first of three Food & Craft Fairs this festive season takes place this Saturday November 2 from 11am – 5pm. The food fair will host numerous local artisan food producers and […]

Read more ›
The area by The Croppy Boy monument. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Tralee Looking Good Already Under The Christmas Lights

November 22, 2017 at 11:37 am Comments are Disabled

THE Christmas Lights in Tralee will be officially switched on this Saturday, but it’s already looking pretty festive in town if you ask us. Last night the lights were on in Denny Street and the area around The Croppy Boy looked amazing. They were testing the lights at The Ashe […]

Read more ›
Tralee Chamber Alliance To Host Fun Table Quiz

Tralee Chamber Alliance To Host Fun Table Quiz

November 22, 2017 at 11:02 am Comments are Disabled

IT’S the busiest time of the year for traders but sure there’s always time for a bit of fun. With that in mind, the Tralee Chamber Alliance is holding a Christmas table quiz tonight (Wednesday) in The Imperial Hotel and teams are invited to test their general knowledge against each […]

Read more ›
Launching the St John's Parish Bazaar at the Parish Centre on Monday night were, from left; John Murrihy, Mary Hayes, Celine O'Callaghan, Nora Maher, Vincent O'Sullivan, Margaret Crean, Fr Tadhg Fitzgerald, Ita Behan, Costello, Eileen Murphy, Brendan O'Brien and Bridie O'Connor. Photo by Dermot Crean

Great Prizes Up For Grabs At St John’s Parish Christmas Bazaar

November 22, 2017 at 9:37 am Comments are Disabled

IT’S been going since 1951 so the annual St John’s Parish Christmas Bazaar is very much part of the festive season here in Tralee. This year it takes place from Friday, December 1 to Sunday, December 3 and preparations are well in place to make sure it’s a success again […]

Read more ›
Audrey Reidy.

Local Writer’s First Book To Be Available From Friday

November 21, 2017 at 10:48 am 1 comment

A TRALEE woman has taken her first step to becoming a self-published author. This Friday, November 24, Audrey Reidy’s first novel, ‘Hysteria’, will become available on Amazon to purchase in digital format and in paperback. Audrey is a graduate of the IT Tralee, recently obtaining a BA in Creative Writing. […]

Read more ›
WATCH: Tralee Woman’s ‘Spider-Catcher’ Video Seen Over A Million Times

WATCH: Tralee Woman’s ‘Spider-Catcher’ Video Seen Over A Million Times

November 21, 2017 at 10:16 am Comments are Disabled

EVERYBODY  has seen the video of Tralee woman Lorraine Walsh tacking the ferocious spider she found in her kitchen in Caheranne at the start of November. To refresh your memory, Lorraine doesn’t really like our eight-legged friends so she got out the hoover to try and get rid of the […]

Read more ›
Anne Marie O'Neill, Mary Casey and Breda Casey at the Radio Kerry Talkabout Afternoon Tea Party at Ballygarry House Hotel on Sunday. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: ‘Talkabout’s Afternoon Tea Party Is A Sell-Out Success

November 20, 2017 at 1:48 pm Comments are Disabled

THERE was a sell-out crowd at an event in Ballygarry House Hotel yesterday which gave ladies plenty of fashion food for thought as the festive season approaches. The first-ever Radio Kerry ‘TalkAbout’ Christmas Afternoon Tea Party drew ladies from all over the county to the hotel and they enjoyed some […]

Read more ›
Reconnecting with our ancient past…Fleadh Cheoil Chiarraí is set to return to Milltown after a ten-year absence and the town is already ablaze with preparations for the popular traditional music festival in June 2018. The local branch of Comhaltas Ceoltóirí Éireann and committee members returned to their roots for the launch of the event at the weekend drawing inspiration from the ancient portal tomb at nearby Killacloghane. Fundraising is underway. A fun table quiz will take place in Larkins Bar, Milltown on December 1st, @8.pm, table of four €40 from left, Owen O’Shea, Chairman, Sadhbh, Caoimhe and Cian O’Brien, Celia O’Shea and Ailbhe Horan.Photo:Valerie O’Sullivan/FREE PIC***/NO REPRO

Fleadh Cheoil Chiarraí Returns To Milltown Next Year

November 20, 2017 at 12:10 pm Comments are Disabled

FLEADH Cheoil Chiarraí is set to return to Milltown after a ten-year absence and the town is already ablaze with preparations for the popular traditional music festival in June 2018. The local branch of Comhaltas Ceoltóirí Éireann and committee members returned to their roots for the launch of the event […]

Read more ›
Niall Horan Is Coming To The INEC

Niall Horan Is Coming To The INEC

November 20, 2017 at 12:00 pm Comments are Disabled

FOLLOWING the huge success of Niall Horan’s number 1 album “Flicker”, Niall Horan today has announced he will perform an additional show in Ireland at INEC, Killarney on Saturday, March 10, 2018. Niall’s debut album “Flicker” was released in October and went number 1 in over 60 countries. Just last night he won […]

Read more ›
The contestants in the St Brendan's Hurling Club 'Strictly Come Dancing' at the launch in Curby's Bar on Saturday night. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Meet The Contestants In St Brendan’s Hurling Club’s ‘Strictly Come Dancing’

November 19, 2017 at 9:54 am Comments are Disabled

IT’S all systems go for the second annual St Brendan’s Hurling Club’s ‘Strictly Come Dancing’. Many of the 22 contestants gathered at Curby’s Bar in Ardfert village for the launch of the event, which takes place in the Ballyroe Heights Hotel on Saturday, December 2. It’s clear they can’t wait […]

Read more ›
PHOTOS: #Tralee On Social Media This Week

PHOTOS: #Tralee On Social Media This Week

November 19, 2017 at 9:52 am Comments are Disabled

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)… Well done indeed… Well done to all players who collected […]

Read more ›
Club members Brian Fitzgerald and Dillon Boyer hanging pictures over the weekend at Kerry County Library.

Ardfert Camera Club To Hold Exhibition At Tralee Library

November 19, 2017 at 9:52 am Comments are Disabled

ARDFERT Camera Club’s 8th annual photographic exhibition takes place on Tuesday next, November 21 at 7pm at Kerry County Library, Moyderwell. There will be over 60 pictures of various themes and sizes on display, all taken by club members. The exhibition will be formally launched by Grace O’Donnell from Tralee […]

Read more ›
Members and volunteers with the Inspired group with the 'A Christmas Hug' CD on sale now.

Pat And John’s Inspired Christmas Song To Raise Funds For Local Group

November 18, 2017 at 10:52 am Comments are Disabled

TWO local musicians have released a Christmas song which they hope will raise much needed funds for a local group. Pat Pierse and John Buggy, aka ‘The Crackers’, recorded ‘A Christmas Hug’ and all proceeds from sales go to the Inspired group on Friary Lane. The lads wrote the song […]

Read more ›
McCann At The Movies: Paddington 2 Is A Charming, Fun-Filled Family Movie

McCann At The Movies: Paddington 2 Is A Charming, Fun-Filled Family Movie

November 18, 2017 at 9:37 am Comments are Disabled

Our movie guy, John McCann, on a movie that is sure to bring a smile to even the grumpiest of faces!… With the first in the series being such a surprising delight and having my two children (both under 7) accompany me to a matinee showing, Paddington 2 was always […]

Read more ›
Santa is coming to Manor this weekend.

Santa Claus To Arrive In Manor This Weekend

November 17, 2017 at 10:26 am Comments are Disabled

MANOR West Shopping Centre and Retail Park is creating a buzz this Christmas season the arrival of Santa Claus will enhance this at the centre on Saturday. Kids will have the chance to meet the big man in red and his friends for free from 12noon to 6pm on Saturday […]

Read more ›
Forever blowing bubbles at the ITT STEM event as part of Science Week on Saturday. Photo by Dermot Crean

Eight Things To Do Around Tralee This Weekend

November 17, 2017 at 9:43 am Comments are Disabled

Tea parties, Santa, science, shopping and more. There’s actually a bit to get up to over the weekend… Friday 1. Christmas at CH kicks off… The annual CH Christmas Evening event  takes place from 6pm to 8pm tonight. 800 goodie bags will be given to customers who spend more than […]

Read more ›
Launching Radio Kerry's Christmas Jumper Day in aid of St Vincent de Paul were, front from left; Andrew Morrissey, Paddy Kevane (St Vincent de Paul) and Pat Kelly. Back from left; Alan Finn, Elaine Kinsella, Junior Locke (St Vincent de Paul), Melanie O'Sullivan and Brendan Fuller. Photo by Dermot Crean

Help Out A Great Cause By Taking Part In Christmas Jumper Day

November 17, 2017 at 9:36 am Comments are Disabled

IT’S raised almost €50,000 for St Vincent de Paul over the past few years, so everyone is encouraged to get the Christmas jumper out to help families in need this festive season. Radio Kerry’s third annual Christmas Jumper Day will take place on Friday, December 15 and Junior Locke of […]

Read more ›
Ardfert NS Pupils Wins Best Film Of The Year At Nationwide FÍS Festival

Ardfert NS Pupils Wins Best Film Of The Year At Nationwide FÍS Festival

November 16, 2017 at 5:33 pm Comments are Disabled

ARDFERT NS won the top prize today at the FÍS National Film Festival. The pupils from Ms Holland’s fifth class at the school won Overall Film of the Year award for their entry, ‘The Gooseberry Fair’. They were up against 24 other schools from around the country. Their entry re-enacts […]

Read more ›
Christmas Classics Coming To The Omniplex Big Screen

Christmas Classics Coming To The Omniplex Big Screen

November 16, 2017 at 3:40 pm Comments are Disabled

YES, it’s only November, but some people are already embracing the thought of the festive season ahead. With this in mind, Tralee Omniplex Cinema is cranking up a notch on nostalgia in a seasonal run of their popular #BringItBack classic film screenings which includes ‘Gremlins’, ‘Die Hard’ and, er, ‘Goodfellas’?! #BringItBack […]

Read more ›
Deirdre Walsh with John and Eilish Cleary at the launch of 'T'was Only Like Yesterday' in The Imperial Hotel on Tuesday night. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Launch Of John’s Book Of Images Of Kerry In The 1980s

November 16, 2017 at 10:09 am Comments are Disabled

TRALEE photographer, John Cleary, saw his book of images from Kerry life in the 1980s launched in The Imperial Hotel on Tuesday night. The Ireland v Denmark game might have affected the turnout but John was delighted to see friends and family there to wish him well with ‘T’was Only Like […]

Read more ›

image