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VIDEO: All The Colour Of Saturday Night’s Parade

VIDEO: All The Colour Of Saturday Night’s Parade

August 17, 2014 at 1:48 pm Comments are Disabled

THOUSANDS of people lined the streets of Tralee for last night’s parade and we were there to capture the atmosphere. It may have been late (about 9.15pm) but it was worth it to see the fantastic colour of the floats and the participants. If you were there you might even […]

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Katie, John and Rachael Ahern, Tralee, with New Zealand Rose Lisa Bazalo at the Rose Signings in The Brogue Inn on  Saturday. Photo by Dermot Crean

Rose Festival: Meeting The Roses At The Brogue

August 17, 2014 at 9:58 am Comments are Disabled

  A GREAT feature of the Saturday of the festival in recent years is the autograph sessions attended by the Roses in three locations in town. There was a great atmosphere in The Brogue where the Australian and New Zealand Roses chatted with locals, posed for photographs and signed autographs […]

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VIDEO: Orlagh Winters Talks To Daithi About Tralee And The Festival

VIDEO: Orlagh Winters Talks To Daithi About Tralee And The Festival

August 17, 2014 at 9:43 am Comments are Disabled

  HE’S the main man tomorrow and Tuesday so Orlagh Winters caught up with Rose of Tralee host, Daithi ó Sé, to find out how he was feeling about the Festival. He also talks about how “immaculate” the town of Tralee is looking and what a great place it is for […]

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Horses in the parade ring at the Kerry International Horse and Pony Race Meeting at Ballybeggan on Saturday. Photo by Dermot Crean

Rose Festival: Seven Things To Do Around Town Today

August 17, 2014 at 9:42 am Comments are Disabled

SUNDAY. A day of rest. Yeah, right! With all the events going on you’ll barely have time to catch your breath. Here’s how we recommend you spend your time… Rose of Tralee International 10k Where? Starts at Tralee Wetlands, end in Denny Street When? 11am – 1pm With the weather supposed […]

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Out To Lunch: The Festival Food Market

Out To Lunch: The Festival Food Market

August 17, 2014 at 9:41 am Comments are Disabled

WITH the week that’s in it I decided to give a wander around The Mall and Denny Street to see what the street traders were serving up. I love this aspect of the festival. Many, many years ago, punters engaged in a sort of food roulette when they bought a burger […]

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VIDEO: Watch Union J Perform ‘We Live Forever’ On Denny Street Here

VIDEO: Watch Union J Perform ‘We Live Forever’ On Denny Street Here

August 16, 2014 at 2:13 pm Comments are Disabled

TOP pop band Union J thrilled their fans last night in Denny Street for the Rose of Tralee Festival and Martin Houlihan of Digital Buzz has uploaded this footage of them to Youtube. See them perform ‘We Live Forever’ on stage here.

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Video/Photos: Union J Thrill Their Fans On Denny Street

Video/Photos: Union J Thrill Their Fans On Denny Street

August 16, 2014 at 1:17 pm Comments are Disabled

THERE was a buzz of anticipation on Denny Street before the festival headliners Union J took the stage on Friday night. Young people from far and near came to sample the live experience of one of the hottest boybands around at the moment. Friday night of the festival has been […]

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At The Omniplex: ‘Boyhood’

At The Omniplex: ‘Boyhood’

August 16, 2014 at 10:23 am Comments are Disabled

‘Boyhood’ by John Lyons IN 2002, director Richard Linklater cast a six-year-old boy to star alongside Ethan Hawke and Patricia Arquette in his new film. That year he got all the actors together for a week and shot the first ten minutes of the film. A year later he gathered […]

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Video/Photos: More Glamour From Last Night’s Rose Ball

Video/Photos: More Glamour From Last Night’s Rose Ball

August 16, 2014 at 10:11 am Comments are Disabled

Over 1,100 people joined the 32 Roses, their Escorts, celebrities, sponsors and guests for  the Kerrygold sponsored Rose Ball last night and TraleeToday.ie was there to capture the glamour. Among the well-known celebrities attending were Love/Hate actor Tom Vaughan Lawlor, TV Presenter Diane Banici, GAA President Liam O Neill, New York […]

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Photos: #Tralee On Social Media This Week

Photos: #Tralee On Social Media This Week

August 16, 2014 at 9:00 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. With the Rose festival on the horizon here are the week’s top snaps. It has been a pretty decent summer hasn’t it? Kicking […]

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Rose Festival: Seven Things To Do Around Town Today

Rose Festival: Seven Things To Do Around Town Today

August 16, 2014 at 8:58 am 1 comment

HEY! It’s Saturday and the festival is really in full swing with loads to do around town and beyond (don’t forget the races in Ballybeggan!). From the vast array of events, here’s our choices of the day… Rose Signings Where? Imperal Hotel, Grand Hotel, Brogue Inn When? 12pm – 3pm […]

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Ruth Colleran, Aoife O'Brien, Aisling Collins, Ciara Looney, Ciara Murphy at the Rose Ball in the Dome on Friday night. Photo by Dermot Crean

Video/Photos: Fun And Fashion At The Rose Ball

August 15, 2014 at 11:38 pm Comments are Disabled

THERE was some serious style on show at the Fels Point Hotel earlier tonight as guests attended a pre-dinner reception prior to the €125-a-head Rose Ball in the Dome. TraleeToday.ie was there to capture the atmosphere and our fashion columnist Orlagh Winters spoke to some of the well-known ladies there. See the […]

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Rose Ball: Video – The Dome Is Looking Well…And So Is The Menu!

Rose Ball: Video – The Dome Is Looking Well…And So Is The Menu!

August 15, 2014 at 5:28 pm Comments are Disabled

THE tables are set, the menus are in place and the Dome is ready to welcome almost 1,200 guests for the social highlight of the year in Tralee. But what exactly goes into making the Rose Ball special. TraleeToday.ie spoke to Ballyseedy native, Sharon O’Donoghue from Brook Catering about what goes into putting […]

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Colleen Whelan with currant Rose of Tralee Haley O'Sullivan from Texas. Photo by Dermot Crean.

Rose Festival: VIDEO – Colleen To Be A Rose For Weekend Thanks To Share A Dream

August 15, 2014 at 12:32 pm Comments are Disabled

IT was a very special day for 14 year old Colleen Whelan who, with the help of the ‘Share a Dream’ foundation is to be a Rose for the weekend. Colleen suffers from Ulcerated Colitis which caused her intestine to be removed and means she now has a bag for her […]

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Rose Festival: Six Things To Do Around Town Today

Rose Festival: Six Things To Do Around Town Today

August 15, 2014 at 10:38 am Comments are Disabled

OK, the Rose of Tralee International Festival is finally upon us and there’s loads of stuff to do today. Let’s just look at some things you can get up to… 5o Years of Rose Fashion  Where? Kerry County Museum When? 9am – 5pm To mark the 50th anniversary of the Festival back in 2009, […]

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Maria Stack, Darina Stack, Claire Stack, Joan O'Brien and Grace Stack who went to the Nathan Carter concert at the Dome on Thursday night. Photo by Dermot Crean

Photos: Nathan Carter Rocks The Audience In The Dome

August 15, 2014 at 10:24 am Comments are Disabled

THE Roses may arrive today, but the unofficial start to the Festival was last night when Nathan Carter rocked over a thousand people in the Dome. Fresh from appearing on the stage with Daniel O’Donnell over in the INEC the previous night, the Liverpool lad belted out the hits to […]

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David Henry: Songs In The Key Of Life

David Henry: Songs In The Key Of Life

August 15, 2014 at 9:25 am Comments are Disabled

  DAVID Henry is the drummer for local band Enemy Armada who are currently working on a new studio album. These are some of the tracks that charted Dave’s life… 20th Century Boy – T-Rex You’ve only got to play the opening five seconds to this track to hear why […]

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Strictly Mary: The Final Countdown Has Begun

Strictly Mary: The Final Countdown Has Begun

August 15, 2014 at 9:25 am 1 comment

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… THE final countdown has begun and so have the nerves. Rehearsals have increased: we have group ones, […]

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Pascal Power also sent this photo in from last year of himself (second from left) with John Carroll, Benny McElligott and Steven McElligott in the Town Park last year.

Festival Memories: Your Rose Photos From Years Gone By

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

WE put a call out on our Facebook page recently, for readers to send in some of their photos from past festivals. While many of you are clearly shy, some of you did share some of your memories. If you would like to send your Rose photos from years gone by, please email them […]

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Festival Countdown: Mark’s All Set For His Escort Service

Festival Countdown: Mark’s All Set For His Escort Service

August 14, 2014 at 9:06 am Comments are Disabled

WHAT a week in store for Mark Sheehy. The only homegrown Rose Escort, Mark, from Blackrock, is preparing to be the perfect gentleman to a lucky Rose for the duration of the Festival and he can’t wait to get started. The 26 year old UCD Commerce student joined the 31 other escorts last […]

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Daniel O'Donnell with fan Brenda Houlihan in Cuil Didin nursing home. Photo by Martin Houlihan.

Video/Photos: Daniel Comes To Town For Brenda

August 14, 2014 at 9:05 am Comments are Disabled

LUCKY residents of the Cúil Dídin nursing home had a famous visitor last Saturday. Brenda Houlihan is a huge Daniel O’Donnell and was delighted to see the man himself call in especially to see her. The visit all came about after a concert last year when Brenda asked Daniel to pay her […]

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Festival Countdown: Alice Pops In To Wish Festival Staff Well

Festival Countdown: Alice Pops In To Wish Festival Staff Well

August 14, 2014 at 9:03 am Comments are Disabled

FESTIVAL staff had a surprise visitor on Tuesday when the first ever Rose of Tralee popped into HQ. Wicklow resident, Alice O’Sullivan, who won the inaugural contest in 1959, visited staff at the Ashe Memorial Hall to wish them all the best for the week. “I was on my way […]

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Festival Countdown: Meet The 32 Ladies Bidding For Haley’s Crown

Festival Countdown: Meet The 32 Ladies Bidding For Haley’s Crown

August 12, 2014 at 10:17 am Comments are Disabled

Y’ALL excited now? We certainly are here in TraleeToday.ie We thought that with just three days to go until the Festival begins, you’d like to meet the 32 Rose of Tralee contestants who are hoping to succeed last year’s winner, Texas Rose Haley O’Sullivan. Just click on the link here to see the […]

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Festival Countdown: Look To The Skies This Sunday!

Festival Countdown: Look To The Skies This Sunday!

August 12, 2014 at 9:58 am Comments are Disabled

ONE of the highlights of the Rose of Tralee festival for the past few years has been the spectacular Skyfest on Sunday and this year promises to be no different. SkyFest 2014 returns with a super line-up and this year organisers have made the viewing experience even better to allow spectators […]

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Festival Countdown: Which Rose Is Twinned With Your Local?

Festival Countdown: Which Rose Is Twinned With Your Local?

August 12, 2014 at 9:27 am Comments are Disabled

A TRADITION for the past number of years has been the twinning of the Roses with the various bars and hotels in the town. This year is no different with 21 businesses being twinned with the 32 Roses with some pubs catering for two contestants. There is always great fun […]

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Video: Ask Tralee – What Are Your Favourite Festival Memories?

Video: Ask Tralee – What Are Your Favourite Festival Memories?

August 11, 2014 at 10:04 am Comments are Disabled

WHETHER it’s James Last in Austin Stack Park, James Brown on Denny Street, the old Dome tent in the Brandon Car Park or the Beat On The Street, the Festival has created some fantastic memories down the years. TraleeToday.ie’s Ryan Higgins asked some people on the streets of Tralee about their favourite […]

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The Chef’s Table: Mark Doe Picks His Favourite Cookbooks

The Chef’s Table: Mark Doe Picks His Favourite Cookbooks

August 10, 2014 at 8:33 am Comments are Disabled

Our food columnist, Mark Doe of Just Cooking in Firies looks at the cookbooks he has acquired down through the years… I HAVE a lot of cook books, in fact I have been collecting them since I was 16. I am not going 
to tell you how many years that is […]

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Tralee Woman Needs Your Votes For Stellar Award

Tralee Woman Needs Your Votes For Stellar Award

August 10, 2014 at 8:29 am Comments are Disabled

FRESH from helping Gary Keane to the Electric Picnic, we’re now looking for your help to get a hometown comedian a Stellar Award. Carol Tobin, originally from Oakpark, but now living in Dublin, has been nominated in the Best Comedian category. The comedian/writer/actress/blogger is well-known for her appearances in many […]

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Festival Countdown: The Greening Of The Rose

Festival Countdown: The Greening Of The Rose

August 10, 2014 at 8:29 am Comments are Disabled

THE Rose of Tralee International Festival  has gone green for the good of the environment with the elimination of generators from the Market Stalls and the introduction of direct power to the main stage on Denny Street. The General Manager of the Rose of Tralee International Festival, Oliver Hurley, said: […]

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VIDEO: What’s The Best Ride You Ever Had…At The ‘Bazaar’?

VIDEO: What’s The Best Ride You Ever Had…At The ‘Bazaar’?

August 10, 2014 at 8:28 am Comments are Disabled

  THE Festival is oh so close now. The highlight of the week for most young people is the arrival of Birds Amusements and the excitement which comes with the ‘bazaar’. It’s always a favourite among kids and the young at heart. With such an affection among the people of Tralee for Birds Amusements, TraleeToday.ie’s Ryan […]

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