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REVIEW 2014: TraleeToday.ie’s Most Popular Videos Of The Year

REVIEW 2014: TraleeToday.ie’s Most Popular Videos Of The Year

December 22, 2014 at 10:34 am Comments are Disabled

WE’VE been busy over the past eight months filming various events from water charge protests to All-Ireland homecomings to Munster rugby stars playing head tennis in a Tralee sports store. But which of our videos received the most views on Youtube? Here’s the countdown of our most popular clips since we started […]

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Fireworks And A Big Countdown In Denny Street Planned For New Year’s Eve

Fireworks And A Big Countdown In Denny Street Planned For New Year’s Eve

December 22, 2014 at 10:13 am 1 comment

TRALEE will host two celebration events for all ages in Manor and the town centre on New Year’s Eve. A spectacular fireworks display at Manor Park and what’s billed as a New York “Times Square”-style Countdown on Denny Street will book-end New Year’s Eve celebrations for people of all ages in Tralee on Wednesday, […]

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At the Mitchels Avenue FC Christmas Party were, from left:  Dylan O'Shea, Dylan Hennessy, Kieran Dineen and Luke Bradley. Photo by Gavin O'Connor.

PHOTOS: Christmas Party Time Around Town

December 21, 2014 at 1:42 pm Comments are Disabled

HO, ho, ho! Tralee was hopping on Saturday night with people out celebrating for Christmas. There was Christmas parties galore while other groups were taking part in the ’12 Pubs of Christmas’ God love ’em. We were out to capture people enjoying their night out. Scroll down for photos…  

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At 'Seussical The Musical' in Siamsa Tire were, from left,  Ciara Samy, Saoirse Cahil, Evan Murphy and Meg Cronin. Photo by Gavin O'Connor.

PHOTOS: Families Enjoy ‘Seussical The Musical’ In Siamsa

December 21, 2014 at 1:28 pm Comments are Disabled

FAMILIES enjoyed some great entertainment in Siamsa Tire last night for ‘Seussical The Musical’. Members of the Bryan Carr School of Performing Arts put on the show that brings to life the fun and  adventures that are alive within Dr. Seuss books with Cat in the Hat, Horton the Elephant, […]

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VIDEO/PHOTOS: Labour/Sinn Féin Coalition Elected Office Chair Racing Champions

VIDEO/PHOTOS: Labour/Sinn Féin Coalition Elected Office Chair Racing Champions

December 21, 2014 at 12:35 pm Comments are Disabled

CHEATING, dirty tricks, coalitions? It was like a general election campaign on Neil Armstrong Way on Saturday as the inaugural Office Chair Racing event took place. Organised by Tralee Chamber Alliance and sponsored by Radley’s, politicians and businesspeople gamely took part in the fun where the aim was to raise […]

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The Chef’s Table: How To Cook The Perfect Roast Turkey

The Chef’s Table: How To Cook The Perfect Roast Turkey

December 21, 2014 at 11:25 am Comments are Disabled

      THE big day is close now and our food columnist, Mark Doe of ‘Just Cooking’ cookery school in Firies, has the recipe for a perfect roast turkey… As a rule a 7kg (14-15lb) turkey will feed 10-12 people with left over. Ingredients • 1 x 7kg Turkey (14-15lb) […]

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Elvis Weekend And Oliver To Kick Off New Year Of Events At INEC

Elvis Weekend And Oliver To Kick Off New Year Of Events At INEC

December 20, 2014 at 9:46 am Comments are Disabled

YES, yes, we know it’s still 2014 and there’s loads happening over the next few weeks, but looking further on, it appears the great entertainment in the Killarney INEC is set to continue into 2015. Top Irish comic and satirist Oliver Callan will have audiences in raptures with his show on […]

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Staff from Listellick National School on a night out in the Grand Hotel on Friday. Included from left are; Annette Dineen, Patsy Moyles, Karen O'Driscoll, Mary Dillane, Sinead Dwyer, Catriona Moore and Aileen Bulman. Photo by Dermot Crean

VIDEO/PHOTOS: Party Time In Town On Friday

December 20, 2014 at 9:40 am Comments are Disabled

IT’S the final weekend before Christmas so Tralee is pretty much party central at the moment. The pubs, hotels and restaurants were all hosting get-togethers at the weekend, while the Abbey Inn also had a visit during the afternoon from Santa for a children’s party to see if they were […]

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Out To Lunch: Training For Christmas Day In Charlie’s

Out To Lunch: Training For Christmas Day In Charlie’s

December 20, 2014 at 9:37 am Comments are Disabled

Charlie’s Bar Kerins O’Rahilly’s Clubhouse RIGHT. This week’s review is a tough one because it’s a little too close to home…literally! I live in ‘Narieland’ so the Kerins O’Rahilly’s  clubhouse is a place I go to quite a bit for a pint, to watch a football match and have a […]

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At The Movies: ‘Dumb And Dumber To’

At The Movies: ‘Dumb And Dumber To’

December 20, 2014 at 9:26 am Comments are Disabled

‘Dumb And Dumber To’ By John Lyons THIS week Jim Carrey and Jeff Daniels have returned with their bad hair cuts, juvenile sense of humour and an impeccable sense of timing (20 years, to be precise) in a sequel to ‘Dumb And Dumber’. If there was an award for ‘Trailer […]

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General Manager of the Fels Point Hotel, Denis Deery and Rose of Tralee Maria Walsh launching the New Year's Eve Ball at the hotel. Photo by Domnick Walsh

Glamorous Goings-On At The Fels Point Hotel Over New Year Period

December 20, 2014 at 9:25 am Comments are Disabled

WITH Christmas almost upon us, it’s a good time to finalise those plans for New Year’s Eve and Women’s Christmas. The Fels Point Hotel has organised two great events which are sure to attract a lively crowd and festive atmosphere. First of all there is a Gala Ball on New Year’s Eve. […]

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REPRO FREE - MOVE over white collar boxing or inter-firm sports tournaments because latest corporate craze, Office Chair Racing is coming to Tralee on Saturday 20th December as part of the 2014 Christmas Spraoi in Tralee. Sponsored by Radleys Business Solutions Tralee, the money from the event will go to St Vincent de Paul. Pictured with Santa at the launch were – Nicola O’Sullivan (Fels Point Hotel Tralee), Christy Lynch (St Vincent de Paul) , Helen Lock , Tommy Leahy and Pat Herlihy. Photo by Domnick Walsh

Rose Boss, Mayor Of Tralee And Others To Go Office Chair Racing For Charity

December 19, 2014 at 3:15 pm Comments are Disabled

  THE Mayor of Tralee Jim Finucane and the Executive Chair of the Rose of Tralee International Festival, Anthony O’Gara, are among 18 competitors who will take part in tomorrow’s Office Chair Racing in Tralee. The event, sponsored by Radley’s Business Systems, will take place outside Siamsa Tíre Theatre, from 2pm […]

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Cast members of 'Seussial The Musical' from Bryan Carr School Of Performing Arts launching the musical which takes place in Siamsa Tire this weekend.

Six Things To Do In Town This Weekend

December 19, 2014 at 9:41 am Comments are Disabled

JUST six sleeps til Santa! To while away the time this weekend you can do one (or all) of the below… FRIDAY 1. Kids To Have An Abbey Christmas! It’s party time for kids in The Abbey Inn as they are hosting a Fancy Dress event in the bar from 4.30-6.30pm. It’s something Danny Leane puts […]

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Flemby National School Provides Christmas Cheer In Ballyseedy

Flemby National School Provides Christmas Cheer In Ballyseedy

December 18, 2014 at 3:54 pm Comments are Disabled

WHILE people had their lunch in Ballyseedy Garden Centre n Thursday, they were also treated to some festive singing by the pupils of the small Flemby National School. “We do carol singing every second year and the Ballyseedy Garden Centre are always very good to us and invite us over,” said […]

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Hollywood Star In North Kerry To Trace His Roots For TV Show

Hollywood Star In North Kerry To Trace His Roots For TV Show

December 18, 2014 at 2:38 pm Comments are Disabled

FIRST Ant and Dec and now the star of hit comedy show ‘Will And Grace’. Kerry seems to be celebrity central these days. It emerged yesterday that famed ITV light entertainment duo will be attending the wedding of their friend, ex-Eastenders actor Sean Maguire, in Sneem over Christmas. Now we hear […]

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Mario To Impersonate Donaghy? What D’ya Think Of That Kieran?

Mario To Impersonate Donaghy? What D’ya Think Of That Kieran?

December 18, 2014 at 11:07 am Comments are Disabled

IT appears Mario Rosenstock must have some fixation with Kerry people judging by the latest promos for his upcoming RTE special. In the previews we see the well-known comic doing impressions of Kerry hotelier Francis Brennan of ‘At Your Service’ fame and he also has Dáithí Ó Sé on the show with him. Now it […]

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Performing in the CBS Primary School Christmas Concert were, from left: Veronica Paperocka, Abegalle Adetunji, Lauren Brosnan, Emily Rose McSweeney and Kaylee Oristejolomi. Photo by Gavin O'Connor.

PHOTOS: Festive Fun At CBS Primary Christmas Concert

December 18, 2014 at 10:37 am Comments are Disabled

THE corridors and classes of  Scoil Mhuire na mBráithre, CBS Primary School, were buzzing with activity as pupils prepared for the last performance of their annual Christmas concert on Wednesday. “Everyone has worked very hard on it, they have researched dances and put it together,” said CBS Primary School Deputy Principal, Pat […]

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Pictured giving it their all at Blennerville National School's Christmas Carol Service held in St. John's Church on Tuesday evening were junior infants, Eve O'Sullivan and Katelyn Laide. Photo by Pauline Dennigan

PHOTOS: Christmas Spirit Reigns At Blennerville School’s Concert

December 17, 2014 at 12:49 pm Comments are Disabled

THE annual Christmas concert by pupils from Blennerville NS went down a storm last night in St John’s Church last night. Proud parents, staff and siblings of the pupils enjoyed an evening of Christmas songs from all classes in the school. Much preparation went into the evening and Principal Terry O’Sullivan […]

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Paul Geaney celebrating his goal in the All-Ireland final against Donegal. Photo by Dermot Crean.

Kerry GAA Makes It Into Top Ten Google Sports Search List

December 17, 2014 at 11:42 am Comments are Disabled

ROMAN ABRAMOVICH’s millions had nothing over the Kingdom in 2014, when it came to the Irish public’s interest in sports teams. In a top ten list of sports searches compiled by Google Trends in Ireland, Kerry GAA, made it in the top ten – just ahead of Chelsea FC – in ninth […]

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VIDEO: Christy Rocks Town Centre At Annual Garda Christmas Collection

VIDEO: Christy Rocks Town Centre At Annual Garda Christmas Collection

December 16, 2014 at 4:22 pm 1 comment

THE rain poured but spirits soared as Christy McCarthy gave his annual guest performance with Garda musicians on Tuesday afternoon for the annual Garda Christmas collection. Belting out rock n roll hit after hit, many passers-by stopped to take it all in outside Walsh Brothers Shoes, even though the heavens had opened […]

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Pupils who performed in the Scoil Eoin Christmas concert were, from left: Alicia Kislowsky, Ben Casey, Dillion Welsh, Emmet Carmody and Julie Griffin. Photo by Gavin O'Connor.

PHOTOS: Scoil Eoin National School Stages Christmas Concert

December 16, 2014 at 12:04 pm Comments are Disabled

PENGUINS, polar bears, cowboys and walking trees were just some of the characters that could be seen around Scoil Eoin on Monday night as they staged their first performance of their Christmas concerts. Pupils at the school will be taking to the stage for a three day run until Wednesday. […]

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Nellie Conway, Nellie Higgins and Breda Boylan at the Christmas Party for Active Retirement at the John Mitchels Clubhouse on John Joe Sheehy Road on Saturday. Photo by Kieran Connolly

PHOTOS: Party Time At John Mitchels For Active Retirement

December 15, 2014 at 12:35 pm Comments are Disabled

  OVER 150 people attended the 15th year of the annual Active Retirement party at the John Mitchels Clubhouse on John Joe Sheehy Road last Saturday. The frosty morning and hazardous driving conditions did not deter the volunteers from reporting to duty from early morning as floors were brushed, carpets […]

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Cast members of 'Seussial The Musical' from Bryan Carr School Of Performing Arts launching the musical which takes place in Siamsa Tire this weekend.

Get Set For Family Fun With ‘Seussical The Musical’ At Siamsa Tire

December 15, 2014 at 11:40 am Comments are Disabled

BRYAN Carr School of Performing Arts has teamed up with Kerry County Library to promote  books or Library membership as practical gifts for Children this Christmas. “We wanted to show the fun and adventures that are alive within Dr. Seuss books with Cat in the Hat, Horton the Elephant, and […]

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Daniel Kirby, Ben Murphy, Billy Kirby, Grace Kirby, Kate Kirby and Cara Kirby meet Santa at the Tralee Rugby Club Christmas Family Day on Saturday. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Christmas Family Day At Tralee Rugby Club

December 14, 2014 at 12:27 pm Comments are Disabled

THIS Santa guy really gets around town these days. He turned up again at Tralee Rugby Club on Saturday morning as the club hosted a family day which drew a big crowd of kids and their parents. “It’s just a little Christmas party for the kids,” said Gerard Hill, Chairman […]

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Paul Murphy, Scartaglin with Paul Galvin at his book signing at O'Mahony's on Saturday afternoon. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Paul Galvin Returns For Book Signing

December 14, 2014 at 12:23 pm Comments are Disabled

PAUL Galvin was back in Tralee yesterday as people got their Christmas presents signed by the author himself in O’Mahony’s on Castle Street. Since it was launched a month ago, the book has been doing very well and Paul has been doing radio, print and TV interviews and a number of book […]

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Caroline Breen, Elaine Whelan and Jacinta Cronin at the Fels Point Hotel Christmas party night on Saturday. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Glamour At Christmas Parties In Tralee Hotels

December 14, 2014 at 12:21 pm Comments are Disabled

GLAMOUR and style were the order of the night in venues all over town on Saturday as companies in town and beyond treated their staff to a night out. Everybody TraleeToday.ie met was in great form as they looked forward to a fantastic  night in the Manor West and Fels Pint Hotels who hosted […]

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At The Omniplex: The Verdict On The Final Hobbit Movie

At The Omniplex: The Verdict On The Final Hobbit Movie

December 14, 2014 at 11:43 am Comments are Disabled

‘The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies’ by John Lyons AS I write this I’m currently sitting in Killarney’s ‘Lord of the Rings’ themed pub, ‘The Shire’,  after returning from a trek to Dublin to see the final ‘Hobbit’ film projected in 3D at 48 frames per second. There’s […]

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Sarlote Babarskaite, Candy Fitzgerald and Chioma Roberts before the Moyderwell Christmas Concert on Friday morning. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Moyderwell’s Little Ones Take To The Stage For Christmas Concert

December 13, 2014 at 9:02 am Comments are Disabled

THERE were excited little faces all around Moyderwell Primary School on Friday morning as pupils prepared to take to the stage for the annual Christmas concert. “A lot of preparation went into today,” said Principal Moira Quinlan. “It’s a small enough concert, with just three groups taking part; the ‘Colour My […]

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Out To Lunch: A Quiet Bite At The B Bar

Out To Lunch: A Quiet Bite At The B Bar

December 13, 2014 at 9:01 am Comments are Disabled

B Bar The Brandon Hotel IF these walls could talk. I’m in the B Bar in The Brandon Hotel on a cold and wet Thursday and I’m remembering the nights of old when Spirals was but a short walk out the double doors from The Fiddler into debauchery (not that […]

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Jennifer Casey and Clodagh Stack attending a Kerry General Hospital staff Christmas party in The Grand Hotel on Friday night. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Christmas Party Season In Tralee

December 13, 2014 at 9:01 am Comments are Disabled

THE Christmas party season is in full swing now with many businesses, schools, clubs  etc. holding their annual soirees this weekend. We travelled to Ballygarry House Hotel where about 300 people attended their party night with people travelling from Abbeyfeale, Castlegregory and Listowel to sample the party atmosphere, while over in […]

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