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At the Moyderwell Primary School Christmas Craft Fair were from left: Natalie Must, Alicia Must, Jimmy Boy McCarthy and Niamh Griffin. Photo by Gavin O'Connor.

PHOTOS: Moyderwell Pupils, Teachers and Parents Enjoy Craft Fair

December 10, 2014 at 4:12 pm Comments are Disabled

MOYDERWELL primary school was a hive of activity on Wednesday morning with pupils, teachers and parents helping out for the school’s annual Christmas craft fair. The craft fair, where children sell the items they made themselves, is a fundraiser with all proceeds going to the school. Continued below… “The day […]

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At the turning on of the Christmas lights in Manor Village were, from left: Karolina Walanuns, Ameila Mol and Peter Walanuns. Photo by Gavin O'Connor.

PHOTOS: Manor Village Turns Out For Switching On The Christmas Lights

December 9, 2014 at 11:19 am Comments are Disabled

RESIDENTS of Manor Village took part in an annual tradition on Monday night. Every December 8 they switch on the lights of their own ‘Christmas village’. The ‘Christmas Village’, celebrated its tenth anniversary and the ‘village’ has grown in size since the first year, as with every passing Christmas, something new being […]

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VIDEO: ‘Christmas Jumper Day’ To Help Out St Vincent De Paul

VIDEO: ‘Christmas Jumper Day’ To Help Out St Vincent De Paul

December 9, 2014 at 11:09 am Comments are Disabled

THIS Friday has been declared a countywide ‘Christmas Jumper Day’ with people encouraged to wear the eye-piercing garment to school or work while contributing to St Vincent de Paul. The event is the brainchild of the people at Radio Kerry and replaces the annual live radio auction as a fundraiser for St […]

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Fr Sean Hanafin with Elma and Fionnbar Walsh and Tom Foley just before the start of the journey to take Donal Walsh's anti-suicide message, written on the scroll, to Rome. Photo by Dermot Crean

VIDEO: Christmas Day TV Screening Of Cycle To Bring Donal Walsh’s Message To Rome

December 9, 2014 at 10:47 am Comments are Disabled

A TV special which captures the Home To Rome Cycle which took place earlier this year, will be screened on Christmas Day on Irish TV. The cycle, which brought Donal Walsh’s LiveLife message from Tralee to the Vatican, raised €170,000 for 24 different cancer charities. Tom Foley, Tralee, Maurice Brosnan […]

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Christmas Gifts: The Pick Of Books For 2014

Christmas Gifts: The Pick Of Books For 2014

December 9, 2014 at 9:44 am Comments are Disabled

Local writer, Anne O’Neill, gives her pick of the books for Christmas for all the family… Christmas 2014 lies tantalizingly on the horizon and the annual frenzy to find gifts for loved ones has begun. I’ve always been a great believer in gifting books at Christmas. They are, after all, the […]

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Entries Invited For ‘Live Life Film Competition’

Entries Invited For ‘Live Life Film Competition’

December 8, 2014 at 11:47 am Comments are Disabled

  LIGHTS, camera, action! The ‘Live Life Film Competition’ are now accepting entries with the closing date being January 31. The theme this year is ‘Live Life’, films must be no longer than two minutes long. They will be judged under four categories, primary students, secondary students, third-Level and Other. The awards […]

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Amy Maher and Erin Fitzgibbon of Mercy Mounthawk at the Arty Bits Craft Fair at the Fels Point Hotel on Sunday. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Getting Crafty For Christmas At Fels Point

December 8, 2014 at 11:41 am Comments are Disabled

THERE was a steady stream of visitors all day to the Fels Point Hotel on Sunday for the ‘Arty Bits Craft Fair’. People from all over the county took stands at the event which had everything from baked goods, jewellery, clothes, pottery and loads of other items. Hundreds of people had a […]

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At back; Fionnuala English, Katie Doyle and Marian Kirby with Grace O'Donnell and Philip Doyle at the Gaelscoil Mhic Easmainn Christmas Fair on Sunday. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Christmas Fair At Gaelscoil Mhic Easmainn

December 8, 2014 at 10:37 am Comments are Disabled

THERE was a super festive atmosphere at Gaelscoil Mhic Easmainn on Sunday as the school hosted their annual Christmas fair. With crafts, auctions and spot prizes on offer, it was a great family day out with Santa Claus and Kieran Donaghy also on hand to meet the kids. “It’s been […]

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Denise Brassil, Ciara O'Brien, Chris Sun and  Anne and Pat Hoare at the Tralee Tennis Club Christmas party in O'Donnell's Mounthawk on Friday night. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Christmas Party Time Around Town

December 7, 2014 at 12:37 pm Comments are Disabled

THE Christmas party season has begun in earnest clubs and businesses enjoying a knees-up to mark the end of the year. We were out over the weekend to take photos of people enjoying themselves. Scroll down for photos…    

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Five ‘Traditions’ You’ll Recognise In Town At Christmas

Five ‘Traditions’ You’ll Recognise In Town At Christmas

December 7, 2014 at 12:35 pm Comments are Disabled

Some things never change at Christmas says Gavin O’Connor. See if you recognise some of the following behaviour exhibited  by some people around this time of the year… The New ‘College Accent’ Usually to be found in your ‘school going’ pub on Christmas Eve, you spot an old buddy who has […]

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Richard Donnelly, Nora Corridon, Paul Hanrahan and Siobhan Fleming before the start of the St Pat's GAA Strictly Come Dancing night in the Ballyroe Heights Hotel on Friday night. Photo by Dermot Crean

VIDEO/PHOTOS: Dancing The Night Away At St Pat’s ‘Strictly’ Event

December 6, 2014 at 11:07 am Comments are Disabled

OH what a night! An incredible crowd, amazing performances and fantastic fun was the order of the  night in the Ballyroe Heights Hotel for the second St Pat’s GAA ‘Strictly Come Dancing’ event on Friday. Continued below… A crowd of 550 people crammed into the venue to watch the 12 […]

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Out To Lunch: Dishing Up Latin Vibes On Russell Street

Out To Lunch: Dishing Up Latin Vibes On Russell Street

December 6, 2014 at 9:41 am Comments are Disabled

‘Dish’ Russell Street THERE’S a real feel around town now that Christmas is around the corner. The crowds are in the town centre, East 17’s ‘Stay Another Day’ is slithering out of the speakers and it’s getting colder. ‘What better to warm up the body than a Mexican dish’ I […]

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At The Omniplex: ‘St Vincent’

At The Omniplex: ‘St Vincent’

December 6, 2014 at 9:30 am Comments are Disabled

‘St. Vincent’ by John Lyons IT’S been quite some time since there’s been a quintessential stand-out performance from Bill Murray. As far as I can remember, the last role of his that got everyone talking was in Sofia Coppola’s ‘Lost in Translation’… and that was released over a decade ago! […]

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George Poff, Daniel Giles, Mona Butler and Grace O'Donnell at the 'Who Wants To Be A Thousandaire' night in Ballyroe Heights Hotel on Thursday. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: €25,000 Raised At ‘Thousandaire’ Night For Tralee Churches

December 5, 2014 at 11:33 am Comments are Disabled

A FUN event was held in Ballyroe last night in aid of the three Church of Ireland churches which were damaged in the storms earlier this year. ‘Who Wants To Be A Thousandaire’ drew a good turnout to the hotel where an amazing  €25,000 was raised by the event through advertising and […]

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PHOTOS: #Tralee On Social Media This Week

PHOTOS: #Tralee On Social Media This Week

December 5, 2014 at 10:08 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… Cyclist and Hiker, Donnacha Clifford got this great shot of the view of Tralee bay from Cockleshell on Sunday. Over the weekend, Christmas officially began […]

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Five Things To Do Around Town This Weekend

Five Things To Do Around Town This Weekend

December 5, 2014 at 9:54 am Comments are Disabled

ANOTHER week down so it’s time to relax and enjoy the weekend. But how will you spend your time after the shopping? FRIDAY 1. Party on down… The minute the clock struck midnight on Sunday night, taking us into December, was the signal for the official start of Party Season™. If […]

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Kieran Donaghy with his Kerry Blue Terrier, Bailey, who won the Cutest Puppy and Best Puppy categories in the Féile na mBláth Dog Show on Saturday in the Town Park. Photo by Dermot Crean

‘Star’, Santa And Sam To Turn Up At Gaelscoil’s Christmas Fair

December 4, 2014 at 11:24 am Comments are Disabled

KIERAN Donaghy and friends will lend a hand to Gaelscoil Mhic Easmainn’s Annual Christmas Fair Day which takes place this Sunday, December 7 in the school hall from 1pm-4pm. Everyone is welcome and there will be plenty of crafts, auctions and spot prizes on offer, with plenty of festive fun for everyone at the […]

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Celebration of Christie Hennessy Festival 2016

Christie Hennessy Festival To Feature On TV Tonight

December 3, 2014 at 4:30 pm Comments are Disabled

  IF you weren’t in Fels Point two weeks ago, there’s a chance for you to see some of the acts that performed at the Celebration of Christie Hennessy & Songwriters Festival. If you have Sky, a special half hour programme will feature on the ‘Kerry County Matters’ show on […]

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David and Ger Mannix celebrate with the new addition to the trophy cabinet at Connolly Park. Photo by Dermot Crean

VIDEO/PHOTOS: Rockie Fans Up In Cork For The Match

December 1, 2014 at 4:42 pm Comments are Disabled

THERE was an incredible atmosphere before, during and after the Austin Stacks v The Nire Munster Club final in Cork yesterday. Ten buses put on by the Rockie club pulled up to the Cork Constitution rugby grounds at around noon, where hundreds piled  into the clubhouse for refreshments and fuel […]

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VIDEO/PHOTOS: Hundreds Line Streets For CH Chemists Christmas Parade

VIDEO/PHOTOS: Hundreds Line Streets For CH Chemists Christmas Parade

November 30, 2014 at 9:17 am Comments are Disabled

THERE was colour and excitement galore on the streets of Tralee on Saturday as CH Chemists pulled out all the stops for the best Christmas parade ever. Hundreds lined the streets as Spiderman led the parade through town at about 2.15pm. The webbed one was joined by Doc McStuffins, Minnie […]

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VIDEO/PHOTOS: Rose Maria Lights Up Tralee…Again!

VIDEO/PHOTOS: Rose Maria Lights Up Tralee…Again!

November 30, 2014 at 9:10 am Comments are Disabled

NOT content with lighting up the town by winning the Rose of Tralee contest in August, Maria Walsh returned to town on Saturday to perform the official turning on of the Christmas Lights. Ably assisted by Mayor of Tralee, Jim Finucane, the Mayo native charmed the hundreds who gathered in […]

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The Chef’s Table: The Perfect Vegetable For Christmas Lunch

The Chef’s Table: The Perfect Vegetable For Christmas Lunch

November 30, 2014 at 9:03 am Comments are Disabled

  Our food writer, Mark Doe of ‘Just Cooking’ cookery school in Firies, on a great veg for this time of the year… Parsnips are in season from the end of October until February and are great for Autumn and winter comfort food dishes. They are the perfect compliment  for […]

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TV chef, Rachel Allen, cuts the ribbon at the official opening of John Griffin Butchers, in the Horan Centre.

PHOTOS: Rachel Allen Serves Up Smiles For Opening Of New Butchers

November 29, 2014 at 10:16 am Comments are Disabled

ONE of the nation’s favourite foodies, Rachel Allen, was in town on Friday afternoon for the official opening of the new John Griffin butchers in the Horan centre. The top TV Chef, has been to Tralee and the surrounding area many times and had only good things to say. “It’s always […]

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Laura and Sinead Donnelly with Catherine Dwyer at the opening night of the St John's Parish Bazaar at the KDYS in Denny Street on Friday night. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Weekend Of Prize-Winning Begins At St John’s Parish Bazaar

November 29, 2014 at 10:16 am Comments are Disabled

THERE’S was a good turnout for the St John’s Parish Bazaar opening night at the KDYS on Friday. Young and old gathered in the Denny Street venue to support the annual fundraiser which is vital for the upkeep of the parish. Businesses from all over town supplied the prizes and […]

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At The Omniplex: ‘Horrible Bosses 2’

At The Omniplex: ‘Horrible Bosses 2’

November 29, 2014 at 10:15 am Comments are Disabled

‘Horrible Bosses 2’ by John Lyons IT’S been over three years since the release of the first ‘Horrible Bosses’ film, a surprise hit-comedy about three best friends who hatch a seemingly foolproof plan to murder each of their despicable bosses. The first film worked so well because of its three […]

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PHOTOS: #Tralee On Social Media This Week

PHOTOS: #Tralee On Social Media This Week

November 28, 2014 at 10:22 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… A foreboding Fenit Lighthouse was the scene captured by Maria Moynihan as light faded on Sunday evening. Quite reminiscent of the movie Shutter Island…worryingly! Continued […]

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Five Things To Do In Town This Weekend

Five Things To Do In Town This Weekend

November 28, 2014 at 10:13 am Comments are Disabled

THIS weekend is a biggie! Christmas officially kicks off, a Liverpool legend is in town and there’s great goodies up for grabs in the KDYS. FRIDAY 1. Kop This… We’re very excited about this here in TraleeToday! Tonight, one of Liverpool’s greatest ever players will visit the Brandon Hotel for a […]

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Rose Beats Love/Hate As The Nation’s Favourite TV Show To Tweet About

Rose Beats Love/Hate As The Nation’s Favourite TV Show To Tweet About

November 27, 2014 at 12:58 pm Comments are Disabled

  THE ROSE OF TRALEE has beaten Love/Hate as Ireland’s favourite TV show to Tweet about. After being put to a vote, the festival picked up the accolade at the #RaboTweeties 2014 awards night held in Dublin last night. Nidge and his posse of grim gangland goons were no match for […]

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Alanna Reflects On Her ‘Connected’ TV Experience

Alanna Reflects On Her ‘Connected’ TV Experience

November 27, 2014 at 12:45 pm Comments are Disabled

  SHE was on our TV screens for the past two months, sharing her life with the great Irish public as part of the RTE2 reality show ‘Connected’. But as the series, which followed the lives of six women from around Ireland over the course of nearly a year, ended […]

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Food Fair At Fels Point To Help Recovery Haven

Food Fair At Fels Point To Help Recovery Haven

November 27, 2014 at 10:41 am Comments are Disabled

THERE will be a chance to get into the Christmas culinary spirit tonight (Thursday) in the Fels Point Hotel and all for a great cause. Weeshie Fogarty will act as MC at the annual Garvey’s Food Fair, which will see a range of food-related activities put on in aid of the […]

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