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Jay Fitz: Songs In The Key Of Life

Jay Fitz: Songs In The Key Of Life

June 19, 2014 at 9:32 am 1 comment

Click on above ad for more Jay Fitz is an electronic music DJ in Tralee, and plays with the Eclectoballs collective in town and further afield, here’s the music  that shaped his musical upbringing…  Prodigy – Everybody in the Place Since the age of 12 I have been into electronic music […]

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Volunteers Needed To Help Out At Rose Of Tralee

Volunteers Needed To Help Out At Rose Of Tralee

June 17, 2014 at 9:25 am Comments are Disabled

VOLUNTEERS are being sought to help co-ordinate and marshal the multitude of events planned for this year’s Rose of Tralee International Festival this August. The Rose of Tralee, Haley O’Sullivan, flew in from Texas to help recruit new personnel to join a great team of people who work tirelessly to make […]

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Great Night For Tralee People At AIMS Awards

Great Night For Tralee People At AIMS Awards

June 16, 2014 at 10:55 am Comments are Disabled

Click on above ad for more IT was a great night for the Hurley and Landers families on Saturday as they picked up awards at a ceremony in Killarney. The annual Association of Irish Musical Societies (AIMS) Awards took place in the INEC and were attended by just under 1,100 people representing societies throughout […]

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At the launch of the Ballyheigue Summer Festival on Ballyheigue Stand on Friday were  members of the Organising Committee, from left Michael Leane, Brendan Kenny, Clr. John Brassil, (Mayor of Kerry and Chairman of the Ballyheigue Summer Festival), Laura Dineen, John Healy, Mike Nilsson and Fiona Moriarty, with front, Model Kinga Granau. The 12th annual Ballyheigue Summer Festival is on from Sunday 6th to Sunday 13th of July. This year’s programme is packed with lots of fun for everyone of every age, including Ball Roll, Pig Racing, Fashion Show, Human Drag Racing, live music at the Festival Marquee, plus lots more.  For more information, and a full programme of events, visit their Facebook page Ballyheigue Summerfest, or website www.ballyheigue.ie . Most events are FREE. Photo Credit. Pawel Nowak

A Brilliant Ballyheigue Festival Is On The Way

June 15, 2014 at 9:39 am Comments are Disabled

A FANTASTIC family fun festival will take place in Ballyheigue next month with loads of free entertainment and a fashion show extravaganza. The 12th annual Ballyheigue Summer Festival takes place from Sunday, July 6 to Sunday, July 13. This year’s programme is packed with lots of fun for everyone of […]

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Out To Lunch: Dining Al Fresco In The Sunny Square

Out To Lunch: Dining Al Fresco In The Sunny Square

June 15, 2014 at 9:05 am Comments are Disabled

Click on ad for much more Nightjar The Square YOU know, when we get the weather there’s no place like home. I walked into the Square on Thursday afternoon to a drumming exhibition from a local school who entertained shoppers and al fresco diners from nearby cafes. It really did have […]

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Movie Review: Angelina Can’t Save This Fairytale Flop

Movie Review: Angelina Can’t Save This Fairytale Flop

June 14, 2014 at 10:21 am Comments are Disabled

  Maleficent By John Lyons EVEN though Angelina Jolie is one of the biggest movie stars in the world, she’s been out of the spotlight since she starred in Salt and The Tourist in 2010. She’s since directed two films, 2011’s in the Land of Blood and Honey, and Unbroken […]

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‘Carnaval’ Time For Brazilians In The Huddle

‘Carnaval’ Time For Brazilians In The Huddle

June 13, 2014 at 10:23 am 3 comments

THE sights and sounds of the samba boys and girls echoed across the bottom of Strand Road last night as the town’s Brazilian community gathered for their nation’s opening World Cup game. About 50 Brazilian students from the ITT packed into the top of the Huddle Bar in a sea of yellow and green as Neymar […]

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Talented Mother And Daughter Duo To Launch Books

Talented Mother And Daughter Duo To Launch Books

June 10, 2014 at 11:51 am Comments are Disabled

THEY say talent runs in the family and this is certainly the case with Joy Agwu and her nine year old daughter Sandra. The two of them are set to release books at the same time in the County Library on June 21. Joy originally from Nigeria has been living […]

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Tralee Man Mark Makes It As A Rose Escort

Tralee Man Mark Makes It As A Rose Escort

June 10, 2014 at 10:43 am Comments are Disabled

  Click on ad for great offers ONE Tralee man has made it as an Escort for this year’s Rose of Tralee International Festival. Mark Sheehy from Blackrock, Tralee, was among the group of 32 Irish lads who made it through the rigours of the Rose of Tralee Boot Camp for Escorts recently. […]

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Niall O’Brien: Songs In The Key Of Life

Niall O’Brien: Songs In The Key Of Life

June 10, 2014 at 10:20 am 1 comment

Tralee singer/songwriter Niall O’Brien picks the music which has shaped his musical path… David Gray – White Ladder For me growing up there was never a real montage of music within my family tree but I do remember very vividly the first artist that tattooed a memory in both mind and […]

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Film Review: ‘Godzilla’ Is A Monster Treat

Film Review: ‘Godzilla’ Is A Monster Treat

June 8, 2014 at 10:25 am Comments are Disabled

By John Lyons ENGLISH director Gareth Edwards has wanted to be a filmmaker since he was a child. Like most cinema lovers who dream of one day making their own films, Gareth realised that if he wanted to make a film, he was going to have to pick up a camera […]

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Out To Lunch: Rain Drives Review To O’Donnell’s

Out To Lunch: Rain Drives Review To O’Donnell’s

June 7, 2014 at 10:40 am Comments are Disabled

Click on above ad for great offers O’Donnell’s Restaurant And Bar Mounthawk IRISH summers, eh? I had great intentions of going somewhere else on Friday to do my weekly review but the weather had other plans for me. So with my wipers working frantically to prevent me from ploughing into the car in […]

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Video: What’s On This Weekend With Danielle

Video: What’s On This Weekend With Danielle

June 6, 2014 at 1:12 pm Comments are Disabled

Danielle Courtney talks to Declan Dowling of the Kingdom Greyhound Stadium about the ‘Night of Champions’ this Friday night, as well as getting the lowdown from Melanie Harty on the Taste of Kerry event in Manor West and the Tom Naughton Memorial Cup charity soccer match taking place tonight (Friday). Camera: Ryan […]

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Remember This Place? Eight Examples Of Old-School Beach Behaviour

Remember This Place? Eight Examples Of Old-School Beach Behaviour

June 6, 2014 at 12:09 pm 1 comment

Click ad above to see great offers IT emerged this week that Fenit and Banna have retained their Blue Flag status for another year – not that we can enjoy them in this weather! This will come as no surprise to anyone who spent their childhoods at these beaches playing in the sand dunes, […]

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Mental Effector: Songs In The Key Of Life

Mental Effector: Songs In The Key Of Life

June 4, 2014 at 10:06 am Comments are Disabled

Mental Effector, AKA Mikey Maguire, is an electronic music producer originally from Ardfert, but now based in Limerick. Here, he tells of the music which has soundtracked his life… Santo & Johnny – Sleepwalk My first music memory is of listening to my parent’s vinyl record of the soundtrack to the […]

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Tralee Man Appears In ‘Game Of Thrones’

Tralee Man Appears In ‘Game Of Thrones’

June 4, 2014 at 9:29 am Comments are Disabled

By Ryan Higgins WHILE Monday’s ‘Game Of Thrones’ has become infamous for the horrific climax of the fight between The Mountain and The Viper,  for one Tralee man the beginning of the episode was the highlight. Local actor, Tim Landers, was thrilled on Monday night as Episode 8 of Game of Thrones aired […]

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Moira Doyle, Oisin Doyle, Ciaran O'Sullivan, Mary O'Sullivan and Sadhbh O'Sullivan at the Kerry School of Music fundraising barbecue on Saturday afternoon. Photo by Ryan Higgins

Photos: Barbecue At The Kerry School Of Music

June 1, 2014 at 12:28 pm Comments are Disabled

By Ryan Higgins THE Kerry School of Music held its Holiday Barbecue on Saturday afternoon. The Barbecue, which was in aid of the window replacement fund, drew a large crowds from around the local area. The fundraising efforts were all in aid of the upgrade of the studio wing of the Kerry School of Music. […]

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VIDEO: New Children’s Book From Tralee-Based Writer

VIDEO: New Children’s Book From Tralee-Based Writer

June 1, 2014 at 10:56 am Comments are Disabled

A TRALEE-BASED writer, has just released his children’s book and will showcasing it at Listowel writers week this weekend. Anthony Garvey has just launched ‘The Dark Green Book of Dreams”. The book was written in just 100 days and is set in Kilflynn. Anthony explained how he got started in writing. […]

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VIDEO: Dance2Destiny Fashion Show Raises Cash For Charities

VIDEO: Dance2Destiny Fashion Show Raises Cash For Charities

May 31, 2014 at 10:40 am 2 comments

Click on above ad for more By Ryan Higgins CHARITY fashion show ‘Dance 2 Destiny’ took the Fels Point Hotel by storm this Friday as local men and women took to the catwalk in aid of three charities. The event, which was organised by Joanne Barry School of Performance showcased, Tralee’s […]

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Out To Lunch: Family Spot Is Just Yummy

Out To Lunch: Family Spot Is Just Yummy

May 31, 2014 at 10:26 am Comments are Disabled

Yummy Cafe, Dominick Street WHY didn’t anyone think of it before? For years, eating out with small children in tow was an arduous battle of wills between child and parent. Trying to keep them in their seats, thus stymieing their natural urge to run amok between diners, deftly avoiding the edges of […]

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Getting ready to set off to Kenmare on Sharon O'Brien's hen weekend were, front from left; Martina Boylan, Fiona McMahon, Maura Hennessy, Lorna Comerford. Back from left; Noreen Dennehy, Dorothy Boylan, Natasha Curran, Elizabeth O'Brien, Sharon O'Brien, Clare O'Brien and Majella Kearney. Photo by Dermot Crean

Sharon And Her Hens’ Road Trip To Kenmare

May 30, 2014 at 3:15 pm Comments are Disabled

WATCH out Kenmare, the Mitchels girls are coming! A group of 11 women were getting an early start to the weekend when they left sunny Tralee at 2pm on Friday for a hen weekend in Kenmare. Sharon O’Brien from Mitchels Road is getting married to James Dennehy in July and […]

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VIDEO: Tralee Woman Cooks Up New Web Business

VIDEO: Tralee Woman Cooks Up New Web Business

May 30, 2014 at 1:20 pm Comments are Disabled

A TRALEE woman, living in London, has just launched a new website business which shows users how to make tasty low-carb meals. “Basically I started a diet, called the Slow Carb Diet, just over a month ago and I couldn’t find a website to show me how to have tasty, […]

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Tralee artists who will showcase their work at KFest in Killorglin this weekend are from left: Mary Leen, Dominique Ammann and Tricia O'Connor. Photo by Gavin O'Connor.

Three Tralee Artists To Showcase At Killorglin KFest

May 30, 2014 at 10:13 am Comments are Disabled

THE KFest Arts festival takes place over the weekend in Killorglin and will showcase work from three Tralee artists. Mary Leen the creator of a stain-glass memorial to Donal Walsh which was unveiled in the The Green school recently will be taking her talents quite literally on the road. She has converted […]

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VIDEO: What’s On This Weekend With Danielle

VIDEO: What’s On This Weekend With Danielle

May 29, 2014 at 6:30 pm Comments are Disabled

SIAMSA celebrations, a fundraising barbecue and a literary feast are explored in TraleeToday.ie’s guide to the weekend, presented by Danielle Courtney. Camera: Ryan Higgins  

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Jason O’Sullivan: Songs In The Key Of Life

Jason O’Sullivan: Songs In The Key Of Life

May 29, 2014 at 9:16 am Comments are Disabled

  From bootlegged tapes out of a suitcase during the festival to being on stage with U2. Well known face on the Tralee music scene, Jason O’Sullivan, tells us his Songs In The Key Of Life…. “I think I will skip most of the eighties considering all that was in my cassette […]

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VIDEO: Ask Tralee: “Where Would You Get The Best ’99’?”

VIDEO: Ask Tralee: “Where Would You Get The Best ’99’?”

May 28, 2014 at 8:17 pm 1 comment

ONE fine day and it’s gone to our heads here at TraleeToday.ie ! With the town basking in the sunshine and more to come for the next few days we decided to find outWhere Would You Get The Best ’99 in town and what do people love doing during the […]

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New York Stories: Exhibition Opens In County Museum

New York Stories: Exhibition Opens In County Museum

May 28, 2014 at 1:40 pm Comments are Disabled

A NEW exhibition on the Irish Mission in New York opens this Wednesday in Tralee and tells the fascinating story of the plight of Irish women who emigrated to the city from 1883 to 1954. ‘The Irish Mission at Watson House’ will be seen for the first time in Ireland when it opens in Kerry County […]

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Music: New Single And Video From Ian O’Doherty

Music: New Single And Video From Ian O’Doherty

May 28, 2014 at 9:30 am Comments are Disabled

Tralee-based musician, Ian O’Doherty, has released a brand new single called ‘Woven’ along with an impressive video to go with it. “The idea is to hit single after single and use them to raise awareness and maybe something will stick,” Ian said. “I plan to release three more singles this year, […]

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7 Leaving Cert Study Tips You Probably Shouldn’t Follow

7 Leaving Cert Study Tips You Probably Shouldn’t Follow

May 27, 2014 at 8:59 pm 1 comment

Not long now lads and lassies! But don’t fret, because Ryan Higgins and Oscar Brophy here at TraleeToday.ie have the perfect study tips to prepare for the Leaving Cert…ok, maybe not that perfect 1. Tidy your desk Before you can even hope to start studying, you need to prepare a harmonious […]

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A group at the launch of the Dance2Destiny charity fashion show in aid of Pieta House and the Recovery Haven. Photo by Dermot Crean

Hoping For A Runway Success At Fashion Show

May 27, 2014 at 10:45 am Comments are Disabled

A CHARITY fashion show will take place this Friday night in aid of three vital charities and organisations. The event called ‘Dance 2 Destiny’ is being organised by Joanne Barry School of Performance and will aid Breast Cancer Research, Recovery Haven and Pieta House, the latter which is particularly important to Joanne. […]

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