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Maria Charms The Nation On ‘The Late Late’

Maria Charms The Nation On ‘The Late Late’

September 5, 2014 at 10:31 pm Comments are Disabled

MARIA Walsh said the judges and committee had no idea that she was gay before she was crowned Rose of Tralee. She was speaking on RTE’s ‘The Late Late Show’ on Friday night. The 27 year old was asked about everything from coming out to her love of Mayo football. She […]

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World Renowned Tralee Soprano For Home Recital On Saturday

World Renowned Tralee Soprano For Home Recital On Saturday

September 5, 2014 at 2:16 pm Comments are Disabled

LONDON-BASED Tralee born International Soprano Miriam Murphy returns to her alma mater, Kerry School of Music tomorrow (Saturday) to give an intimate song recital accompanied by school Director Aidan O’ Carroll. The 7.30pm performance will kick off the Fleischmann Studio’s Autumn recital series. Miriam, who has sung at Covent Garden and at opera houses […]

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Photos: #Tralee On Social Media This Week

Photos: #Tralee On Social Media This Week

September 5, 2014 at 11:49 am Comments are Disabled

EVERY week we at Traleetoday.ie pull together all of the best photos posted up on social media by people from the Tralee area and visitors. So let’s see what you were all snapping this week… The week was all about our boys in blue in Limerick! Yes, we’re being self-indulgent here, […]

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Dates Set For Annual Celebration Of Christie Hennessy

Dates Set For Annual Celebration Of Christie Hennessy

September 4, 2014 at 9:22 am Comments are Disabled

  DATES have been announced for this year’s ‘A Celebration of Christie Hennessy’ Festival. It will be take place at the Fels Point Hotel on Friday and Saturday, November 21-22. The popular ‘Troubadour Club’ will take place on the first night of the festival. Ten artists from Tralee and further afield […]

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At The Omniplex: ‘What If’

At The Omniplex: ‘What If’

August 31, 2014 at 10:54 am Comments are Disabled

  ‘What If’ By John Lyons LIKE most film fanatics, whenever I’m feeling stressed about something, I like to go to the cinema and forget about my troubles for two hours. That was the case this week when I was let down by a famous film-maker who had promised me an […]

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VIDEOS: More Local Businesses Take The Ice Bucket Challenge

VIDEOS: More Local Businesses Take The Ice Bucket Challenge

August 30, 2014 at 8:23 am Comments are Disabled

IS there anyone dry left in the town? The Ice Bucket Challenge is reaching saturation point (sorry!) at this stage, but when it’s for a cause as good as Motor Neuron Disease research, may it continue until every last one of us is dripping. For anyone who missed some of […]

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Out To Lunch: Feeling ‘Appy At The Abbey

Out To Lunch: Feeling ‘Appy At The Abbey

August 30, 2014 at 8:22 am Comments are Disabled

The Abbey Inn Abbey Street GROWING up in Tralee, the Abbey has taken a number of guises over the years. When I was a teenager in the late 80s, it was the place where the bikers and rockers went, so I missed out on going there back then. My impressions […]

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Photos: #Tralee On Social Media This Week

Photos: #Tralee On Social Media This Week

August 29, 2014 at 8:23 am Comments are Disabled

EVERY week Traleetoday.ie pulls together all of the best photos put up in the Tralee area on social media. So what were you snapping this week… Instagramer, Cristin Dougherty, was in town on Monday and got this shot of a butterfly going about its business over looking Denny Street. Autumn […]

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Junior Abdulsalam: Songs In The Key Of Life

Junior Abdulsalam: Songs In The Key Of Life

August 29, 2014 at 8:22 am Comments are Disabled

JUNIOR Abdulsalam is the bass player for local band Sumdaze who recently put out a new single called ‘All Smiles Around the City” Here are some of the songs that shaped his musical upbringing.  Oasis – Some Might Say I was about nine or 10 at the time. Long before […]

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Culture Night Returns To Town With A Great Line-Up

Culture Night Returns To Town With A Great Line-Up

August 27, 2014 at 2:11 pm Comments are Disabled

NUMEROUS cultural activities will take place in Tralee as part of the national ‘Culture Night’ event on Friday,  September 19. A wide range of  free arts events will be made available to the public and will take place over the course of the night. The official opening of Culture Night […]

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10 Things You Remember About The First Day Back At School

10 Things You Remember About The First Day Back At School

August 26, 2014 at 1:09 pm Comments are Disabled

School’s nearly back! Gavin O’Connor looks at 10 things that remind him about the first day back at school… 1. As the summer ended you looked forward to going back to school. That won’t last long… 2. On the first day, your hand takes on a mind of its own as you attempt […]

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Video/Photos: Geordie Shore Star Comes To ‘Toon’

Video/Photos: Geordie Shore Star Comes To ‘Toon’

August 26, 2014 at 10:50 am Comments are Disabled

HENNESSY’S Bar had a celebrity visitor last Friday night, when Scotty T from the hit MTV show Geordie Shore was in town. “He was in town for a youth disco and called into us,” said Ger Hennessy of the Castle Street bar. “His manager just said to us if we supply […]

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Strictly Mary: Oh What A Night!

Strictly Mary: Oh What A Night!

August 26, 2014 at 10:26 am Comments are Disabled

Our Beauty Columnist, Mary O’Donnell, took part in this year’s Austin Stacks Strictly Come Dancing in the Dome on Saturday. In her last column she tells us how it all went… THE last three days coming up to the big night were full on. We practised and practised till we were […]

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Tribute To Robin Williams At The Omniplex

Tribute To Robin Williams At The Omniplex

August 25, 2014 at 2:32 pm Comments are Disabled

THE Tralee Omniplex cinema is showing the film Good Will Hunting on Tuesday at 6.30pm in tribute to the late actor Robin Williams. All proceeds from the screening will be donated to Pieta House and the Suicide and Self Harm Crisis Centre. Written by Ben Affleck and Matt Damon, Good Will Hunting received almost universal […]

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The winners of the 'Greyhound Bar Strictly Come Dancing' event, Claire McEvoy and Leon Diggins. Photo by Gavin O'Connor.

The Rockies Rock The Dome With ‘Strictly Come Dancing’

August 25, 2014 at 12:50 pm Comments are Disabled

A CROWD of over 800 people enjoyed a top class night 0f entertainment in the Dome on Saturday as couples competed in the Austin Stacks ‘Strictly Come Dancing’ fundraiser. “We raised a lot of money on the night. We’re still counting it,” said Austin Stacks Chairman, Aidan O’Connor. “The crowd […]

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The Chef’s Table: A Perfect Thai Dish

The Chef’s Table: A Perfect Thai Dish

August 24, 2014 at 9:21 am Comments are Disabled

THAI food is one of my favourite cuisines in the world. 
Fresh, vibrant, flavorsome, quick and healthy makes it a great style of cooking. What makes it so unique is the combination of spicy, salty, citrus and sweet flavours in most dishes.

 Ingredients are readily available from most supermarkets and […]

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VIDEO: Would You Like Ice With That? Pub Staff Take A Soaking For Charity

VIDEO: Would You Like Ice With That? Pub Staff Take A Soaking For Charity

August 23, 2014 at 12:39 pm Comments are Disabled

THE Ice Bucket Challenge charity fad spread to Tralee’s pubs this week. It appears Paddy Mac’s started it by nominating Teach Beag and Sean Og’s and it’s spread from there. The ice-capades of the barmen has been captured on video for all to see and is going viral on their […]

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DJ Phonic: Songs In The Key Of Life

DJ Phonic: Songs In The Key Of Life

August 23, 2014 at 10:15 am Comments are Disabled

DJ Phonic, aka, Aaron O’Shea, is a Club DJ and Live Remixer currently making waves on the Irish club circuit. He tells us about the songs that shaped his musical outlook. Who Let The Dogs Out – Baha Men After a good and hard think over one of the first […]

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Out To Lunch: Great Value From An Old Favourite

Out To Lunch: Great Value From An Old Favourite

August 23, 2014 at 10:04 am Comments are Disabled

Der O’Sullivan’s/The Mall Tavern WHERE does Der O’Sullivan’s end and The Mall begin? Ah sure they’re all the one anyway. The deli/cafe/bar is a town institution and I’ve been eating their delicious food at home for as long as I can remember. It’s real comfort food from the deli counter; […]

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At The Movies: Top Five Films Of The Year So Far

At The Movies: Top Five Films Of The Year So Far

August 23, 2014 at 10:03 am Comments are Disabled

Our film critic, John Lyons, picks his favourite movies of the year so far… This week I decided to re-visit some of the highlights of my movie-going since last January. So far I’ve seen more than a couple of great films this year, which is a great improvement, because at […]

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Video/Photos: #Tralee On Social Media – Festival Special

Video/Photos: #Tralee On Social Media – Festival Special

August 22, 2014 at 11:40 am Comments are Disabled

EACH week we at Traleetoday.ie endeavour to pull together all of the best photos put up in the Tralee area over the past week on social media. This week it’s a special Rose of Tralee festival edition. We’re still very much basking in the glow of our beautiful new Rose. Here is Maria […]

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Strictly Mary: And Now…The End Is Near

Strictly Mary: And Now…The End Is Near

August 22, 2014 at 9:21 am Comments are Disabled

Our Beauty Columnist, Mary O’Donnell, is taking part in this year’s Austin Stacks Strictly Come Dancing, which takes place in the Dome on August 23. Here she keeps us informed on her progress… I CANNOT believe that when I write the next column, Strictly Come Dancing will be over and I […]

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Rose of Tralee Maria Walsh dunks ice over Sen Mark Walsh in one of the Town Park fountains. Photo by Gavin O'Connor.

VIDEO: Fianna Fail Senator Gets Iced In The Town Park

August 21, 2014 at 1:10 pm Comments are Disabled

THE Rose of Tralee wasn’t the only one to get a soaking this morning (see video here). Senator Mark Daly from Kenmare also took the Ice Bucket Challenge – offered to him by his brother-in-law, Paul Treyvaud – and Maria Walsh did the honours. Apparently Maria didn’t think he was […]

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Country singer Nathan Carter sings the 'The Rose of Tralee' to the 2014 Rose, Maria Walsh. Photo by Gavin O'Connor.

Video/Photos: Thousands Greet New Rose On Denny Street

August 20, 2014 at 1:19 pm Comments are Disabled

A HUGE crowd gathered on Denny Street on Tuesday night to welcome the arrival of the new Rose of Tralee and to enjoy the incredible firework display of Midnight Madness. Before the big announcement came, a silence that seemed to last an age swept across Denny Street as we waited to […]

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Photos: Bonny Babies, Dog Shows And Family Fun In Pearse Park

Photos: Bonny Babies, Dog Shows And Family Fun In Pearse Park

August 20, 2014 at 9:14 am Comments are Disabled

PEARSE Park on Monday was the venue for some fantastic fun for all the family. The main event was the ‘Bonny Baby’ competition, around 30 babies took part in what was fierce competition of the very cute kind. The victorius baby was Lexie Grace, second was Ciaran Sheehan and coming […]

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Viewing the Airshow from Denny Street on Sunday were, from left: Evie Giles, Isabella Sands, Rosie Giles, Emma Sands, Dylan Sands and Billy Giles. Photo by Gavin O'Connor.

Photos: Skyfest 2014 Wows Onlookers All Over Town

August 19, 2014 at 4:33 pm Comments are Disabled

IF you happened to be driving around town during Sunday afternoon you may have spied people craning their necks to the skies, to take in what has now become a feature of the festival, the Skyfest. Though it took a while to kick off – because of some blustery weather […]

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Rose Betting: Abu Dhabi A Firm Favourite With The Bookies

Rose Betting: Abu Dhabi A Firm Favourite With The Bookies

August 19, 2014 at 2:31 pm Comments are Disabled

KERRY-BORN Abu Dhabi Rose, Patrice McGillycuddy, is the favourite as of this afternoon (2.30pm) to win  the Rose of Tralee title. The Killorglin native is 13/8 with Paddy Power while Carlow’s Miriam Smyth is second favourite at 11/4. Cork Rose, Anna Geary, is 4/1 followed by Kerry Rose, Mary Hickey […]

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Abby, Emma, Ellie May and Lavinia with their dogs Billy, Ollie and Sally at the Paws and Tails Dog Show in the Town Park on Monday. Photo by Ryan Higgins

Photos: Dog Day Afternoon In The Town Park

August 19, 2014 at 11:31 am Comments are Disabled

YESTERDAY saw a host of canine lovers invade the Town Park for the annual dog show. There were numerous categories including Best Dressed, Small, Medium and Large Dog and Dog of the Show and hundreds enjoyed the fun which also included terrier racing. Ryan Higgins was there to capture some of […]

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At the Rose Fashion show were, from left: Catriona Sayers, Noreen Sayers, Patricia Sayers, Kitty Sayers, Margaret Trant. Photo by Gavin O’Connor.

Photos: More Stylish Ladies At The Rose Fashion Show

August 19, 2014 at 11:04 am Comments are Disabled

  OK, this is our last batch of photos from The Kerryman Rose of Tralee Fashion Show on Sunday night in The Dome. We took 60 photos on the night, not to mention our short videos featuring our fashion columnist, Orlagh Winters, interviewing a host of stylish local ladies and […]

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Aoife, Ciara and Maeve Trant enjoy a snack at the Boherbee residents pre-parade party on Saturday night. Photo by Ryan Higgins

Photos: Boherbee Residents Throw A Pre-Parade Party

August 19, 2014 at 10:46 am Comments are Disabled

THE residents of Boherbee came out on the streets on Saturday night for their annual pre-parade party. The local traders and residents decided to join in the festive atmosphere of the Rose of Tralee  by holding a party with live music, fun races and much more. TraleeToday.ie’s Ryan Higgins was […]

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