Entertainment

Banged up. The Duck directly in front of Sherry Fitzgerald's on Denny Street. Photo Gavin O'Connor.

Playing Ducks And Drakes On Denny Street

May 8, 2014 at 8:49 am 1 comment

ONLOOKERS were amused on Wednesday afternoon to find a feathered-friend taking in the sights on Tralee’s most historic street. What ensued was a game of ducks and drakes on Denny Street where the wandering waddler tried to avoid the friendly clutches of the KSPCA. At around 2.15pm, Wendy O’Connor, of Animal […]

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Probus Gets To The Art Of The Matter

Probus Gets To The Art Of The Matter

May 7, 2014 at 9:15 am 1 comment

A LARGE crowd gathered in Tralee Library on Tuesday evening for the official opening of the Probus art exhibition. “Every year we do an art exhibition of our works from the Kerry Probus groups and this is our sixth exhibition,” said co-ordinator of the exhibition, Phil Hussey. “We have both men […]

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Tralee School Of Music News 05/05/14

Tralee School Of Music News 05/05/14

May 6, 2014 at 3:20 pm Comments are Disabled

General Information Kerry School of Music head office in High St, Tralee is open six days a week- Monday to Friday from 9.30am to 5pm and on Saturdays from 9am-1pm. We can also can be contacted at  066 7125690, by email at kerrymusicschool@eircom.ie , on Facebook or by visiting our website at www.kerryschoolofmusic.com  where regular updates and news on forthcoming events […]

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London Rose

Donegal Teacher Is London Rose

May 6, 2014 at 1:54 pm Comments are Disabled

AN award winning teacher has been named as the 2014 London Rose. Saoirse Faughnan from Letterkenny, Donegal and a secondary school teacher for Burnt Mill Academy in Essex, has been previously awarded as an Outstanding Teacher in her school and is also nominated for a Teachers Award. The 24-year-old was […]

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Film Review: ‘Bad Neighbours’

Film Review: ‘Bad Neighbours’

May 6, 2014 at 8:28 am Comments are Disabled

By John Lyons IT’S that time of the year again – the new Seth Rogen comedy has come to town. This time he stars in a film about a bunch of young, irresponsible lads who do some raunchy things and learn a couple of hard truths about life. They may […]

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Ballybunion

VIDEO: This Is Great. Pharrell’s ‘Happy’ Gets The Ballybunion Treatment

May 5, 2014 at 2:01 pm Comments are Disabled

A VIDEO of Ballybunion people dancing to the Pharrell Williams hit ‘Happy’ is getting a lot of attention since it was uploaded to Youtube yesterday. The town is the latest to make a video version of the hit song and the makers didn’t lose the opportunity to highlight the incredible beauty […]

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Review: Ups And Downs On A Fine Pixies Return

Review: Ups And Downs On A Fine Pixies Return

May 3, 2014 at 8:13 am 2 comments

ARTIST: Pixies ALBUM: Indie Cindy By Zach Buggy THE comeback of Pixies has received quite a mixed response to say the least. It was over ten years ago that Black Francis and co. began touring again, and for all the naysayers and negative nellys that called it a ‘cash-grab’, the […]

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Video Of Men At Reopening Of Kerry Pub Goes Viral

Video Of Men At Reopening Of Kerry Pub Goes Viral

May 2, 2014 at 8:53 am Comments are Disabled

A VIDEO of three men supping pints and cracking jokes at the reopening of the ‘highest pub in Ireland’ in Coom on the Kerry Cork border has gone viral. The pub was destroyed in a fire two years ago which left locals in the area without a place to meet up […]

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Seven Tralee Culinary ‘Institutions’

Seven Tralee Culinary ‘Institutions’

May 2, 2014 at 8:37 am 7 comments

If you were asked what foods you’d associate with Tralee (past or present) what would you pick?  Dermot Crean makes his choices 1. Barry’s Pan Loaf – Aah, the smell of the fresh bread. Aah, the combination of the hard crust and the fluffy dough. Aah, the way you’d actually eat the […]

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‘Pensioner’ Kingdom County Fair Never Gets Old

‘Pensioner’ Kingdom County Fair Never Gets Old

May 1, 2014 at 3:27 pm Comments are Disabled

THE Kingdom County Fair turns the pension age this year as huge crowds are expected to flood into Ballybeggan Race Course on Sunday, May 11. The 65th Fair, which is the second biggest in Munster, will have bundles of things on offer for what is seen as a great family […]

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Nine Ways You Know You Grew Up In Tralee In The 90s

Nine Ways You Know You Grew Up In Tralee In The 90s

April 30, 2014 at 1:52 pm 6 comments

IF you were born in Tralee in the mid to late 80’s then the chances are you’ll remember some of these, says Gavin O’Connor 1. You believe Quinnsworth’s carpark was and always will be, the spiritual home of the ‘Bazaar’. 2. You got Coke and Taytos after GAA juvenile training. Altogether now, […]

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Late, Late Date For Singles Event?

Late, Late Date For Singles Event?

April 30, 2014 at 1:10 pm Comments are Disabled

IF you’re single and have been told to take a hike by the opposite sex, then you probably should do that on Saturday, May 10. Sarah Benner and Rachel Boyle from Tralee are organising a novel way for young men and women to meet each other and there’s been a […]

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Tadhg McGillicuddy, Assistant Hotel Manager, and Rimantas Romaska, Bar Manager, accepting the award for Best Customer Service at the Restaurant Association of Ireland awards held in Limerick on Tuesday night.

Great Service Books Brooks Another Award

April 30, 2014 at 11:19 am Comments are Disabled

BROOKS restaurant at Ballygarry House Hotel have added another accolade to their list having scooped the Best Customer Service award at the Restaurant Association of Ireland awards for the second year in a row. Tadhg McGillicuddy, Hotel Assistant Manager, praised his team for their customer focused attitude and love of the service […]

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VIDEO: Come On ‘Hear The Noise’ At The Greyhound

VIDEO: Come On ‘Hear The Noise’ At The Greyhound

April 30, 2014 at 7:36 am 1 comment

Oscar Brophy reviews a night of rock at The Greyhound Bar LAST Saturday the Greyhound Bar upheld its reputation as the best place in Tralee to see cool music. It’s something of an oddity; when you walk in, it’s a proper “old man pub”. Not just because of the people drinking […]

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Out To Lunch: A taste of old times

Out To Lunch: A taste of old times

April 30, 2014 at 7:35 am Comments are Disabled

Mary Anne’s Tea Rooms Denny Street SO there I am in downtown Tralee, a sunny April afternoon, an hour to go before giving a big work presentation, and the tummy starts to rumble. Some say you should never eat before a big event. But personally, I’m a bag of cats […]

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Jah Bass in Sonas Recording Studios Photographs by Con Kelleher

Music: Songs In The Key Of Life – Jah Bass

April 30, 2014 at 7:30 am Comments are Disabled

JAH BASS is a Tralee composer, arranger, bassist and guitarist with Irish Dub Reggae/Jazz group Avatar. Here he picks the music which has shaped his life. “When I was ten or eleven around 1971/72, I remember hearing James Moody playing ‘Phil Up’ from his 1956 album ‘Moody’s Mood For Love’. I […]

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Review: Mark’s Debut Book Is ‘Just’ Right

Review: Mark’s Debut Book Is ‘Just’ Right

April 29, 2014 at 2:26 pm 1 comment

IT’S easy to be cynical when another cookbook comes on the market. After all, the bookshops are flooded with them – all promising to turn you into a domestic God or Goddess overnight. But ‘Just Cooking’ is not just another cookbook. It’s written by Mark Doe,  who runs the ‘Just […]

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Sarah Corridon, Caroline Corridon and Eileen Stack, Ballyheigue at the Ladies Luncheon and Fashion Afternoon in aid of the Recovery Haven at Ballyroe Heights Hotel on Sunday afternoon. Photo by Dermot Crean

Feast Of Fashion At Ladies Lunch

April 28, 2014 at 8:02 pm Comments are Disabled

SUPER-STYLISH ladies from all over the county came to Ballyroe Heights Hotel on Sunday for the Ladies Luncheon and Fashion Show in aid of the Recovery Haven. The event was organised by Margaret Brick of Connexions Marketing, in support of Recovery Haven Cancer Support House in Tralee and was hosted by Orlagh Winters. […]

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‘Time For The Music’ At Siamsa

‘Time For The Music’ At Siamsa

April 28, 2014 at 1:44 pm Comments are Disabled

By Gavin O’Connor HUNDREDS of music lovers enjoyed the best of entertainment from young performers at the weekend when Oliver Hurley’s School of Musical Theatre staged ‘Time For The Music’ in Siamsa Tire. The production was months in the making and featured children of all ages. There were three shows […]

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Kerry School Of Music Newsletter 28/04/14

Kerry School Of Music Newsletter 28/04/14

April 28, 2014 at 11:05 am 1 comment

General Information: Kerry School of Music head office in High St, Tralee is open six days a week- Monday to Friday from 9.30am to 5pm and on Saturdays from 9am-1pm. We can also can be contacted at  066 7125690, by email at kerrymusicschool@eircom.ie , on Facebook or by visiting our website at www.kerryschoolofmusic.com  where regular updates and news on forthcoming events are […]

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Some of the cast in character for Tim Landers Stage School's production of 'Hairspray' at Presentation Primary School on Saturday night. Photo by Dermot Crean

‘Hairspray’ Fun At Presentation

April 27, 2014 at 11:22 am Comments are Disabled

PRESENTATION Primary School got the Tim Landers treatment on Saturday with his school’s production of Hairspray. “It was a fantastic day and both shows, the afternoon and evening, were great. It was the best show I directed and I’ll be bringing it back again,” said Tim after the evening show. […]

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What’s On This Weekend

April 25, 2014 at 11:23 pm Comments are Disabled

IF YOU WANT TO INCLUDE SOMETHING IN OUR WHAT’S ON GUIDE, EMAIL THE DETAILS TO dcrean@traleetoday.ie

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All Aboard For The Big Bus Barbecue!

All Aboard For The Big Bus Barbecue!

April 25, 2014 at 11:40 am Comments are Disabled

By Dermot Crean FORMER GAA stars, current ladies rugby supremo and well wishers were on hand on Thursday night for the launch of the fourth annual Big Bus Barbecue in aid of Kerry Cancer Support Group. Kerry legends Sean Walsh, Ger Power and Siobhan Fleming of the Irish ladies ladies rugby […]

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Tralee musician embarks on US tour

Tralee musician embarks on US tour

April 24, 2014 at 11:01 am 1 comment

Tralee musician, Daithí Kearney, is embarking on a tour of America on Saturday with members of the DkIT Ceol Oirghialla Traditional Music Ensemble. The Dundalk-based musician (who performed for President Barack Obama in The White House in 2009), along with his colleague, Dr Adèle Commins, will lead the group will depart […]

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The Kerry Chamber Choir who will perform in Killarney this Saturday night.

Passionate Performance For Music Lovers

April 24, 2014 at 9:11 am Comments are Disabled

ANY music lovers travelling to Killarney this Saturday could do no better than visiting St Mary’s Church of Ireland for an evening of to remember. St. Mary’s Cathedral Choir, Kerry Chamber Choir and Kerry Chamber Orchestra, directed by Aidan O’Carroll and with soloists Grainne O’Carroll (Soprano) and Amanda Neri (Contralto) will […]

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The Sullivan family, Mark, Kelly (hiding behind Daddy), baby Mark and Alana, from Cois Laoi at the Tralee Chamber Alliance Fun Run in the Town Park on Saturday. Photo by Dermot Crean

News: Town Basks In Sunshine For Festival

April 22, 2014 at 8:52 am Comments are Disabled

MAGNIFICENT weather and quality family entertainment were the perfect ingredients for a successful Tír na nÓg Children’s Festival in Tralee over the Easter Bank Holiday weekend. Huge crowds turned out to enjoy a variety of events organised by the members of Tralee Chamber Alliance, all aimed at attracting more visitors […]

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Out To Lunch: Aine’s Cafe & Wine Bar

Out To Lunch: Aine’s Cafe & Wine Bar

April 21, 2014 at 8:22 pm Comments are Disabled

Aine’s Cafe The Square Easter Saturdays don’t get any better than this. Walking around Tralee in the warm sunshine was a pleasure at the weekend. The Tir na nOg Children’s Festival brought a great family feelgood factor to the town centre, none more so than in The Square where a […]

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Ian O’Doherty: Songs In The Key Of Life

Ian O’Doherty: Songs In The Key Of Life

April 21, 2014 at 6:17 pm 2 comments

Tralee singer/songwriter, Ian O’Doherty picks the songs and albums that have soundtracked his life 1995 – Who Remembers “Curtained” Hair? Anybody?? The first cassette (google it) I ever bought was ‘Mysterious Girl’ by Peter Andre. The worst possible first purchase ever for a boy who would eventually become a musician. Like, […]

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