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Musical Theme To Society’s 5k Run This Sunday

Musical Theme To Society’s 5k Run This Sunday

January 15, 2015 at 12:00 pm Comments are Disabled

  THERE’S sure to be nuns on the run as well as many other fancily dressed characters this Sunday at the Tralee Musical Society 5k Run from Tralee Wetlands. The run is the first in the ‘Run The Kingdom’ calendar of events and will launch the Society’s production of ‘Sister […]

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AUDIO: RTE Radio 1 Airs Documentary On Late Tralee Guitarist

AUDIO: RTE Radio 1 Airs Documentary On Late Tralee Guitarist

January 15, 2015 at 10:01 am Comments are Disabled

  RTE Radio 1 aired a documentary on Sunday night about a Tralee man who was one of the Ireland’s greatest guitarists. Produced by Liam O’Brien ‘With these Hands’ is a story of love, music, life and brotherhood, telling the story of Eric Roche whose life was cut short by cancer […]

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Coronation Street actors,  Mikey North and Ian Puleston-Davies.

Video: Coronation Street Stars Set To Come To Tralee

January 13, 2015 at 9:53 am Comments are Disabled

THE Coronation Street actors who play the characters, Owen Armstrong and Gary Windass, will be appearing in the Fels Point Hotel on Saturday, February 28. Tralee will be the first date for the actors, who will travel the nation as part of their ‘Gary and Owen Men at Work Tour’. […]

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Michael Recalls Being There When James Scored THAT Goal

Michael Recalls Being There When James Scored THAT Goal

January 12, 2015 at 10:15 pm Comments are Disabled

WHILE there was disappointment all around Ireland that Stephanie Roche didn’t win the FIFA Goal Of The Year earlier this evening, one Tralee man consoled himself by recalling being there when the winning goal was scored. Michael Griffin tweeted a photo of himself at the game, behind the goals, when Colombia’s […]

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At The Movies: Ten Movies To Look Forward To In 2015

At The Movies: Ten Movies To Look Forward To In 2015

January 11, 2015 at 10:45 am Comments are Disabled

Our movie guy, John Lyons, picks his top ten most anticipated films of 2015… There’s so many great films being released this year that it was hard to pick just ten for this list. Big films like the new ‘Jurassic Park’ and the new Bond film didn’t make the cut, along […]

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Out To Lunch: Top Service, Surroundings And Good Food In Baily’s

Out To Lunch: Top Service, Surroundings And Good Food In Baily’s

January 10, 2015 at 9:23 am Comments are Disabled

Baily’s Corner Castle Street I’M pretty much down to the last few places in town for the ‘Out To Lunch’ column, but I left one of the town’s institutions towards the end. Garry O’Donnell has been serving up lunches to the people of Tralee since the ‘Croppy Boy’ was, well, a boy. […]

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The view from Short Mountain on the Slieve Mish Mountains

PHOTOS: #Tralee On Social Media This Week

January 9, 2015 at 10:20 am Comments are Disabled

Every week we compile the best of photos posted on Twitter and Instagram. Here’s what you’ve been snapping in and around Tralee during the week… Alison Slattery took a wonder up Short Mountain on Monday to capture this Winter sunset. Gaothmhor on Instagram took advantage of the low tide to […]

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Seven Things You May Remember About Going To Fabric

Seven Things You May Remember About Going To Fabric

January 8, 2015 at 12:42 pm Comments are Disabled

WITH the announcement that the Fabric nightclub building was recently sold, we decided to cast our minds back to the heyday of Tralee’s once superclub. It opened in 2004 at the cost of €7 million, billed as Ireland ‘biggest and best’ nightclub by the owners. This was a time when the […]

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At the Movember cheque hand over from the Mall Tavern to Recovery were, front row, from left: Brian O'Dowd, Danny Roche, Danny Roche, Maureen O'Brien and Eileen Kennedy. Back Row: Der O'Sullivan John O'Sullivan and Gary Sugrue. Photo by Gavin O'Connor.

Moustachioed Men Of The Mall Raise Cash For Recovery Haven

January 8, 2015 at 10:40 am Comments are Disabled

See above ad for special offer OVER the last few years ‘Movember’ has been fixture to liven up the dreary month before the Christmas madness begins. Hordes of men (and perhaps some women too) grow a ‘muzzy’ all in aid of Cancer. The efforts of the eight male employees of […]

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Mercy Mounthawk students who will perform the play 'The Plough and the Stars' are, from left: Andrew Breewood, Killian O'Regan, Clodagh Harrington and Ciaran Ryan. Photo by Gavin O'Connor.

PHOTOS: Mounthawk Students To Tackle O’Casey Classic At Siamsa

January 7, 2015 at 2:30 pm Comments are Disabled

  WITH the centenary of the 1916 rising around the corner, a cast of 16 Mercy Mounthawk students are set to perform the defining play from that period, ‘The Plough and the Stars’. The Sean O’Casey classic depicts the harsh realities of life in the Dublin tenements before and during the […]

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Noelle O'Grady O'Neill and Mags O'Grady at the Fels Point Hotel Women's Christmas Celebration. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Keeping Up The Women’s Christmas Tradition

January 7, 2015 at 10:58 am 1 comment

WOMEN took to the hotels and restaurants around town last night to celebrate Women’s Christmas. A number of restaurants had special menus for the event, while the Fels Point Hotel provided a latin flavour to the night with tapas and salsa dancing. Ballygarry House Hotel also had a special celebration […]

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Maria Walsh Launches Search For Rose Of Tralee 2015

Maria Walsh Launches Search For Rose Of Tralee 2015

January 6, 2015 at 2:05 pm Comments are Disabled

  MARIA Walsh has travelled over 65,000 miles since becoming the Rose of Tralee, and she will travel hundreds more over the coming fortnight in a bid to find the 2015 Rose of Tralee. Maria celebrated Women’s Christmas at The Loop in Cork Airport with RTÉ Host Dáithí Ó Sé […]

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VIDEO: Former Rose Films A Second From Every Day Last Year In Viral Video

VIDEO: Former Rose Films A Second From Every Day Last Year In Viral Video

January 5, 2015 at 10:58 am Comments are Disabled

See above ad for special offer A FORMER Rose of Tralee contestant decided to put a record of her entire year on video…and it’s less than eight minutes long. Edwina Guckian, who was the Leitrim Rose in 2013, filmed a second from every day of last year and complied it into […]

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The Chef’s Table: A Quick And Tasty Dish For January

The Chef’s Table: A Quick And Tasty Dish For January

January 4, 2015 at 10:37 am Comments are Disabled

  Mark Doe of ‘Just Cooking’ cookery school in Firies, on a healthy dish for January… If your new years resolution is to eat healthy, try this tasty chicken dish. Cheap, tasty, quick and healthy this recipe pushes all the buttons to start the year with a healthy diet. Grilled Harissa […]

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Out To Lunch: A New Year’s Trip To Ardfert

Out To Lunch: A New Year’s Trip To Ardfert

January 3, 2015 at 12:27 pm Comments are Disabled

Kate Browne’s Ardfert A NEW year and another meal out. Over the course of the past eight months, I’ve  just about covered every place there is to eat lunch in town, so I decided to venture further afield on the first day of January. This isn’t really a lunch review as […]

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At The Omniplex: ‘The Theory Of Everything’

At The Omniplex: ‘The Theory Of Everything’

January 3, 2015 at 10:05 am Comments are Disabled

  ‘The Theory of Everything’ By John Lyons IF there’s one person who I can guarantee will be at the Oscars this year, it’s Eddie Redmayne. This week Redmayne stars as professor Stephen Hawking in ‘The Theory of Everything’, a film based on Jane Hawking’s memoir: “Travelling to Infinity: My […]

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PHOTOS: #Tralee On Social Media This Week

PHOTOS: #Tralee On Social Media This Week

January 2, 2015 at 11:58 am 1 comment

Every week we compile the best of photos posted on Twitter and Instagram. Here’s what you’ve been snapping in and around Tralee during the week… A fantastic fireworks show was laid on in Manor West on New Year’s Eve for those who would be tucked away in bed for the […]

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REVIEW 2014: Like Music? We Pick Our Favourite Albums Of The Year

REVIEW 2014: Like Music? We Pick Our Favourite Albums Of The Year

January 2, 2015 at 9:59 am Comments are Disabled

We’re pretty music-mad here in TraleeToday.ie, so we decided to pick our favourite albums of the 2014. First up is Gavin O’Connor’s choices with a key track from each record underneath… 1. The War in Drugs – Lost in The Dream Over a blatant influence of 80’s ‘Dad rock’, there is […]

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VIDEO/PHOTOS: Families Enjoy Spectacular Fireworks Display

VIDEO/PHOTOS: Families Enjoy Spectacular Fireworks Display

January 1, 2015 at 10:54 am Comments are Disabled

HUNDREDS enjoyed an early New Year’s Eve celebration with a spectacular fireworks display at Manor West. Part of the Christmas Spraoi in Tralee programme, families gathered under the moonlight as MC for the evening, John Drummey, counted down to the display which lit up the sky for over 12 minutes. […]

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Mick Eile of Eile Entertainment blowing fire at the New Year's Eve Ball at the Fels Point Hotel. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Glamour At The Fels Point Hotel New Year’s Eve Gala Ball

January 1, 2015 at 10:45 am Comments are Disabled

THE people in the Fels Point Hotel were the best dressed people to see in 2015 in Tralee as they enjoyed a great evening at the New Year’s Eve Gala Ball. It was a lavish affair with a champagne and cocktails drinks reception on arrival and entertainment from vocal trio ‘Swingabella’ with […]

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REVIEW 2014: The News From December

REVIEW 2014: The News From December

December 31, 2014 at 12:48 pm Comments are Disabled

See above ad for special offer And finally, here’s the news we brought you in December… • At the beginning of December we told you about a Tralee man who was involved in a shipwreck while taking part in the Volvo Ocean Race. Brian Carlin from Cloghers, a member of Tralee Bay Sailing […]

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VIDEO: CBS Pupils Give A Memorable Rendition Of ‘Let It Go’

VIDEO: CBS Pupils Give A Memorable Rendition Of ‘Let It Go’

December 31, 2014 at 12:40 pm Comments are Disabled

HERE’S something that passed us by during the Christmas madness. This video of CBS Primary School pupils singing ‘Let It Go’ was uploaded to Vimeo over a week ago by teacher Michelle Culloty. It features pupils from Laura O’Keeffe’s Junior Infants class giving it their all during their version of […]

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REVIEW 2014: The News From November

REVIEW 2014: The News From November

December 31, 2014 at 12:35 pm Comments are Disabled

Continuing our Review of 2014, here’s what we brought you in November… • AUSTIN Stacks ended a 20 year barren spell without a senior county championship title in emphatic style against Mid Kerry in Killarney on November 2. With the light dimming, captain Barry Shanahan lifted the Bishop Moynihan Cup to […]

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Kieran Donaghy, bares down on goal against Mid Kerry.

REVIEW 2014: The News From October

December 30, 2014 at 11:14 am Comments are Disabled

Continuing our Review of 2014, here’s the news from October… • WE reported early in October that drugs with an estimated value of €16k were found in the Ballyseedy area. Members of the Kerry Divisional Drugs Unit, acting on confidential information, uncovered the suspected amphetamines weighing over a kilo, in […]

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REVIEW 2014: The Best Of #Tralee On Social Media (Part Two)

REVIEW 2014: The Best Of #Tralee On Social Media (Part Two)

December 30, 2014 at 11:13 am Comments are Disabled

HERE’S part two of our round-up of the best photos posted in and around Tralee over the past eight months, from our  popular weekly feature, ‘#Tralee On Social Media This Week’. We decided to compile the best ones we’ve featured (see part one here). I’m sure you’ll agree many of them are quite spectacular. […]

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Some of the Cast who will performing in the Aladdin Christmas Panto in Siamsa Tire were, from left: John Drummey, Tom Hanifin and Gary Murphy. Photo by Gavin O'Connor.

PHOTOS: Curtain Comes Up For Panto Season In Tralee

December 30, 2014 at 11:12 am 1 comment

PANTO season gets underway in town today with the opening performance of ‘Aladdin’ in Siamsa Tire. Oliver Hurley Productions will be taking on the classic Arabian tale, adapted most famously by Disney, with plenty of special effects,  sing-along moments and loads of laughs. Continued below… “The cast and the audiences love […]

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REVIEW 2014: The News From September

REVIEW 2014: The News From September

December 30, 2014 at 11:09 am Comments are Disabled

Continuing our Review of 2014, here’s the news we brought you from September… • September began with the disappointing news that a volunteer with the Tralee Red Cross had €3,000 worth of his belongings stolen from his van while doing work for the Red Cross. The theft took place from […]

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REVIEW 2014: The Best Of #Tralee On Social Media (Part One)

REVIEW 2014: The Best Of #Tralee On Social Media (Part One)

December 29, 2014 at 12:26 pm Comments are Disabled

ONE of TraleeToday.ie’s most popular features has been our weekly ‘#Tralee On Social Media This Week’ round up of photos. The quality of the snaps has blown us away over the last number of months so we decided to compile the best ones we’ve featured in two separate posts (part 2 tomorrow). The photos below were taken in […]

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REVIEW 2014: Our Movie Guy Picks His Films Of The Year

REVIEW 2014: Our Movie Guy Picks His Films Of The Year

December 28, 2014 at 1:33 pm 1 comment

TraleeToday.ie’s movie reviewer, John Lyons, looks back on the year in film… Seeing as this is the last article of the 2014, it’s only fitting to do a top ten list. It’s been a pleasure writing these reviews for the website throughout the year, I look forward to it every […]

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Ogie Moran makes a dash for the warm waters of the Atlantic. Photo by Dermot Crean

VIDEO/PHOTOS: Hundreds Race For The Water In Fenit

December 27, 2014 at 3:20 pm Comments are Disabled

IT was a glorious morning for a dip on Christmas Day as an estimated 600 swimmers ran for the sea in Fenit. They began arriving well before the noon start time, (un)dressed to impress in all sorts of Christmas outfits with the Santa hat an ubiquitous accessory. Members of Fenit RNLI […]

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