Entertainment

Well known face on the box, Francis Brennan, will be signing copies of his new book in O'Mahonys on Saturday.

Francis Brennan To Sign His Books At O’Mahony’s

October 16, 2014 at 9:36 am Comments are Disabled

WELL-KNOWN hotelier and TV presenter, Francis Brennan will be signing copies of his book at O’Mahony’s Bookshop this Saturday. The owner of the five-star Park Hotel in Kenmare, with brother John, has written a book ‘It’s The Little Things: Francis Brennan’s Guide To Life’. Full of fun and personal memories, Francis Brennan’s […]

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Andrea Helps Raise €20,000 For Palliative Care Unit

October 15, 2014 at 5:39 am Comments are Disabled

THE Palliative Care Unit in Kerry Genaral Hospital, received a massive boost, when a €20,000 cheque from a fundraiser was handed over to them on Monday. The chief organiser behind the Kerry Stars Lovely Legs Compeition in aid of the Unit was Andrea O’Donoghue from Blennerville, who recently lost her father, Tony, […]

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Frights In Store For Kids At The ‘Haunted Hall’

Frights In Store For Kids At The ‘Haunted Hall’

October 15, 2014 at 5:38 am Comments are Disabled

THE Geraldine Experience in the Kerry County Museum is scary enough at the best of times but it’s about to get a whole lot more frightening in the run-up to Halloween! The staff have transformed the cavernous medieval experience into a ‘Haunted Hall’ for the next few weeks and schoolchildren from […]

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Musical Society Prepares For Nights Of Entertainment

Musical Society Prepares For Nights Of Entertainment

October 15, 2014 at 5:38 am Comments are Disabled

WITH just two weeks to go until the opening night of That’s Entertainment 2014, the excitement is steadily building amongst the cast of Tralee Musical society (recent winners in the ‘Best Ensemble’ section of the Amateur Irish Musical Society awards). The finishing touches are being put to the exciting medley of […]

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Tralee Foodies To Flock To Listowel Next Month

Tralee Foodies To Flock To Listowel Next Month

October 15, 2014 at 5:37 am Comments are Disabled

  A MIGRATION of Tralee foodies will happen next month when the 2oth anniversary of the Listowel Food Fair takes place next month The mouth watering programme of events, for the week-long event from Monday November 17 to Sunday November 23,  includes a Gala Dinner and Awards, Craft Beer Symposium, Farming Seminar, Best Emerging […]

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Stacks fans on the terraces on Sunday. Photo by Dermot Crean

AUDIO: Kathryn Makes Short Documentary On Rockie Fans’ Passion

October 14, 2014 at 9:34 am Comments are Disabled

HERE’S something to get Austin Stacks fans in the mood for the county final. The passion of the Rockie hordes is captured brilliantly on a short audio documentary made by Ballyduff native Kathryn Smith. At the time Kathryn, who is married to a Connolly Park man, John Smith, was doing a […]

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At the Kerry Film Festival Award Ceremony were, from left: Ciara Fitzgerald, Neil Brown and Aedamar O'Neil. Photo by Gavin O'Connor.

PHOTOS: Filmmakers Honoured At Final Night Of Kerry Film Festival

October 14, 2014 at 9:26 am Comments are Disabled

THE curtain came down on Kerry Film Festival 2014 last Saturday night when the best films were honoured in an awards ceremony at Siamsa Tire. “We’re very confident and enthused by this year’s festival,” said one of the organisers, Neil Brown. “Numbers are up all across the board, we travelled to […]

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Launching the 'Chop Or Change' fundraiser to be held in aid of the Recovery Haven on Friday night in the Slieve Mish Bar were Eileen Kennedy, Recovery Haven; Charlotte Higgins, Sarah Higgins, Laura Bourke and Maureen O'Brien of Recovery Haven. Photo by Dermot Crean

Ladies To Get Chopping And Changing For Friday Fundraiser

October 13, 2014 at 11:31 am Comments are Disabled

TWO sisters have decided to raise funds for the Recovery Haven after the amazing care the centre showed for their aunt who passed away from cancer last year. Charlotte and Sarah Higgins are holding a ‘Chop Or Change’ event in the Slieve Mish Bar this Friday night at 8pm and […]

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Deirdre, Karina and Kevin O'Carroll at the Austin Stacks v Dingle match on Sunday. Photo by Dermot Crean

VIDEO/PHOTOS: Stacks Fans Kidnap ‘Fungi’ For The Day

October 12, 2014 at 7:47 pm Comments are Disabled

THE Austin Stacks fans are renowned for the colour they bring to matches and Sunday was no exception. They even had a special guest in the form of Fungi dressed in an Austin Stacks jersey (see video below). The fans gathered at headquarters in Connolly Park and paraded up to Austin […]

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The Chef’s Table: A Perfect Recipe For Autumn/Winter

The Chef’s Table: A Perfect Recipe For Autumn/Winter

October 12, 2014 at 10:43 am Comments are Disabled

Mark Doe of ‘Just Cooking’ In Firies, has a great recipe for braised red cabbage… With the Autumn here and Winter just around the corner, I thought now is the perfect time to share my braised red cabbage recipe with you all. I love to serve this cabbage with game, […]

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Chief UK Film Critic with 'Variety', Guy Lodge, Catherine Bray, one of the producers of 'Beyond Clueless' and Ciara Fitzgerald of Kerry Film Festival at the 'Beyond Clueless' screening as past of the Kerry Film Festival at Siamsa Tire on Friday night. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Moviegoers Revisit Their Formative Years At Siamsa Performance

October 11, 2014 at 9:51 am Comments are Disabled

MOVIEGOERS  at Siamsa Tire enjoyed a performance by indie-pop duo ‘Summer Camp’ as they played their soundtrack to ‘Beyond Clueless’ on Friday night, as part of the Kerry Film Festival programme. The audience included members of the public, film industry movers and shakers (including Chief UK Film Critic with showbiz bible ‘Variety’, Guy Lodge) and Kerry […]

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Out To Lunch: A Trip Down Denny Lane

Out To Lunch: A Trip Down Denny Lane

October 11, 2014 at 8:53 am Comments are Disabled

Denny Lane Bistro Denny Street I SEEM to be running out of places to eat in Tralee. I found this out while walking around town one afternoon, searching for an eaterie about which to write a review and finding I’d already covered about 22 places so far. Then I remembered Denny Lane. […]

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At The Omniplex: ‘Dracula Untold’

At The Omniplex: ‘Dracula Untold’

October 11, 2014 at 8:51 am Comments are Disabled

‘Dracula Untold’ By John Lyons For the last few weeks I’ve been hearing less about ‘Dracula Untold’ and more about the cinderella story of the Irish man who directed the film – Gary Shore. Shore was plucked out of obscurity after having directed a series of music videos and commercials […]

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It’s The Weekend! So Now What? Here’s Five Suggestions…

It’s The Weekend! So Now What? Here’s Five Suggestions…

October 10, 2014 at 12:09 pm Comments are Disabled

SO the weekend has finally arrived and you’re wondering what’s on around the place and what to do? Here’s a few suggestions, from tasting great food to listening to mellifluous music… Friday 1. Did you got to Listellick NS? Then you should head along to St Brendan’s Church tonight at 7pm for […]

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Fashion Night For A Great Cause In Ballyroe

Fashion Night For A Great Cause In Ballyroe

October 10, 2014 at 9:58 am Comments are Disabled

WHAT’s billed as ‘A Great Night of Fashion Fun and Music’ is coming up on Saturday, October 18, in the Ballyroe Heights Hotel All proceeds are in aid of the Tralee and West Kerry branch of the Multiple Sclerosis Society. There are up to 60 people in the the Tralee and […]

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Photos: #Tralee On Social Media This Week

Photos: #Tralee On Social Media This Week

October 10, 2014 at 9:51 am Comments are Disabled

EVERY week here at Traleetoday.ie, we pull together all of the best photos and videos posted up on social media of Tralee and its surrounding area. Seán Ó Cionnaith, got this intriguing shot of the stone buildings around the old Market Place… On Tuesday, Fabneish, on Instagram showed that the […]

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Three Days Left At The Kerry Film Festival. Here’s What’s On…

October 9, 2014 at 11:10 am Comments are Disabled

WE’RE coming into the weekend and the last three days of Kerry Film Festival 2014, Here’s a quick guide of what’s on until the festival finishes this Saturday. Thursday 4:00pm – Brandon Conference Centre – Ar Lorg Shomhairle – Tracing Sorley’s Footsteps This is a film about Sorley MacLean, who is widely recognised as […]

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TV Programme To Show Tralee Was ‘Mad For Sam’ At Homecoming

TV Programme To Show Tralee Was ‘Mad For Sam’ At Homecoming

October 9, 2014 at 10:30 am 1 comment

WHILE the Kerry teams’ homecoming to Tralee was skimmed over by RTE, Irish TV captured all the atmosphere and can be seen in a special programme this Friday. A crowd of up to 25,000 people packed Tralee streets to welcome home the Kerry senior and minor teams after their victories over […]

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Chamber Alliance To Present A Family Fun Day In The Park

Chamber Alliance To Present A Family Fun Day In The Park

October 9, 2014 at 9:30 am Comments are Disabled

THE Town Park will be the venue for a special Fancy Dress Fun Run at the end of the month as part of the Halloween festivities. This event on Wednesday, October 29, is a family day out in the Park organised by Tralee Chamber Alliance which will see the place transformed into […]

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In the Father Ted episode, 'The Old Grey Whistle Thieft', Rio Fanning (right) playing Father Frost alongside, Father Damo and Father Dougal Maguire.

Doctor Who And Father Ted Actor Gives Lecture At IT Tralee

October 8, 2014 at 9:41 am Comments are Disabled

A MAN who once locked horns with, Father Damo, in an episode of Father Ted, as well as appearing in some iconic TV shows, met students of the Institute of Technology Tralee on Monday, to give a lecture on ‘the art of writing’. Rio Fanning, played the character, Father Frost (Frosty), […]

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VIDEO: Atmosphere Of Culture Night In Town Caught On Film

VIDEO: Atmosphere Of Culture Night In Town Caught On Film

October 7, 2014 at 2:55 pm Comments are Disabled

WERE you at Culture Night in Tralee last month? Well Michael Kelly of Feenish Productions, has put together a great short video of the events held in Siamsa Tire, The Square and the Tralee International Resource Centre. So if you were around town on Friday, September 19, you might see […]

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Caroline Lynch, Minister Jimmy Deenihan, Eanna de Buis, current Filmmaker in Residence at Kerry County Council, Michael Kelly and Lisa Fingleton (previous filmmakers in residence), Kate Kennelly, KCC Arts Officer at the official opening of the Kerry Film Festival at Siamsa Tire on Sunday. Photo by Ciara O'Donnell

Minister Opens Kerry Film Festival At Siamsa Tire

October 7, 2014 at 9:31 am Comments are Disabled

THE 15th Annual Kerry Film Festival opening night took place in Siamsa Tire on Sunday, and though the weather tried its best, it certainly did not dampen the spirits of the large crowd who made it to the National Folk Theatre. It was a real birthday celebration with thanks to the […]

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Kerry Wins Big On Lottery Show As Knocknagoshel’s On A ‘Winning Streak’

Kerry Wins Big On Lottery Show As Knocknagoshel’s On A ‘Winning Streak’

October 6, 2014 at 3:16 pm Comments are Disabled

KERRY people were big winners on Saturday night’s Winning Streak show on RTE with two players winning €73,000 between them…and there’s more to come next week! Josephine Quinlan from Knocknagoshel, won €39,000 including a car while Jim K Morris from Killarney, won €34,000, on the National Lottery Gameshow. Jim purchased his ticket […]

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VIDEO: A Scarier Than Ever Knocknagoshel Ghost Trail Expected This Year

VIDEO: A Scarier Than Ever Knocknagoshel Ghost Trail Expected This Year

October 5, 2014 at 10:42 am Comments are Disabled

THE very popular Knocknagoshel Ghost Trail is back again this Halloween and is set to be even more terrifying than ever. The one night only event will be celebrating its 21st anniversary this year and takes place on Sunday, October 26. The Ghost Trail draws in around 3,000 people each year from all […]

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Judith Hayes, being presented with a set of keys to a brand new Citroen C4 by, Katrina Rice, assistant manager of Tralee Credit Union. Photo by Gavin O'Connor.

Judith Wins Brand New Car In Credit Union Draw

October 5, 2014 at 10:42 am Comments are Disabled

THE rain fell, but did nothing to dampen the spirits of Judith Hayes from Abbeydorney, who was handed over the keys of a brand new Citroen C4 in the Tralee branch of Credit Union on Friday morning. Judith who is originally from, St Brendan’s Park, is the latest winner in […]

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The Chef’s Table: Cooking Without Salt. A Chef’s Nightmare?

The Chef’s Table: Cooking Without Salt. A Chef’s Nightmare?

October 5, 2014 at 10:40 am Comments are Disabled

Our food writer, Mark Doe of ‘Just Cooking’ in Firies asks is cooking without salt really a nightmare for chefs? OK, as I chef there is one thing I love in food, and it is the correct amount of salt. Under-seasoned food can be bland and I often see people […]

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VIDEO: Watch ‘Star’ And Marc Rock Out For Melanoma Awareness

VIDEO: Watch ‘Star’ And Marc Rock Out For Melanoma Awareness

October 4, 2014 at 9:13 am Comments are Disabled

TWO Kerry players swapped the floodlights for the stage lights when they jammed with local band Q14 to publicise a concert to be held for ‘The Kerry Friends of Melanoma Awareness’ in the INEC, Killarney. Fresh from All-Ireland success, Kieran Donaghy and Marc O’Se, caught up with the Tralee act at […]

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Special Musical Treat For Official Opening Of Film Festival

Special Musical Treat For Official Opening Of Film Festival

October 4, 2014 at 9:10 am Comments are Disabled

WHILE the screenings gets underway on Saturday, the 15th annual Kerry Film Festival will be officially opened in Siamsa Tire on Sunday, at 7:30pm with special guests and a wine reception. To mark the special anniversary the Festival has partnered with IFI National to present a new score for three O’Kalem films written by Irish Composer Bernard […]

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At The Omniplex: Miss ‘Gone Girl’ At Your Peril!

At The Omniplex: Miss ‘Gone Girl’ At Your Peril!

October 4, 2014 at 9:08 am Comments are Disabled

‘Gone Girl’ By John Lyons RECENTLY I was reading an interview with David Fincher on ‘Little White Lies’ website. He was promoting his newest film, ‘Gone Girl’. In the comments section, one comment simply read: “The wait for Gone Girl is getting excruciating.” Absolutely. Fincher is one of the finest […]

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Tralee Woman Writes Book On History Of Irish Dance

Tralee Woman Writes Book On History Of Irish Dance

October 3, 2014 at 2:58 pm Comments are Disabled

A NEW book on the history of dance in Ireland was launched last night at Siamsa Tire. Written by lecturer in performing arts and cultural studies at IT Tralee, Dr Sharon Phelan, ‘Dance in Ireland: Steps, Stages and Stories’, was launched by Pat Ahern, founding director of the national folk theatre. […]

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