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Movie Review: ‘The Grand Seduction’

Movie Review: ‘The Grand Seduction’

September 20, 2014 at 8:22 am Comments are Disabled

‘The Grand Seduction’ By John Lyons BRENDAN Gleeson stars in this quiet, yet light-hearted drama about a quaint community living in a small harbour on the coast of Canada. I hadn’t even heard of the film, but I’m a huge fan of Gleeson and decided that it would be the film […]

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Photos: #Tralee On Social Media This Week

Photos: #Tralee On Social Media This Week

September 19, 2014 at 8:17 am Comments are Disabled

EVERY week, here at Traleetoday.ie we pull together all of the best photos and videos posted up on social media of Tralee and its surrounding area. In the run up to the All-Ireland final this Sunday, the colours came out in force as shops and businesses got behind the Kerry […]

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The Omniplex cinema on Dan Spring Road.

Cinema Closed Until Next Week…But An OmniplexMAXX May Be On The Way

September 18, 2014 at 6:09 pm Comments are Disabled

MOVIE-LOVERS will have to do with DVDs or downloads for the next number of days as the Omniplex Cinema on Dan Spring Road is closed to allow for an upgrade. A new high definition digital projection is to be installed in each of the cinema’s screens. The good news is there are longterm […]

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Secret Cine Club To Entertain Families On Culture Night

Secret Cine Club To Entertain Families On Culture Night

September 18, 2014 at 8:25 am Comments are Disabled

THE people at Kerry Film Festival have something special planned for families on Culture Night this Friday…but it’s a secret! Following the success of last year’s cinema event, where hundreds of people gathered in The Square to watch ‘Snow White and The Seven Dwarfs’ and ‘The Italian Job’ on their outdoor screen, KFF are thrilled […]

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Final Countdown: Tralee Band’s ‘Star’ Turn For Kerry

Final Countdown: Tralee Band’s ‘Star’ Turn For Kerry

September 17, 2014 at 11:44 pm Comments are Disabled

WE got another song for Kerry to show you! This time it comes from a Tralee band called Rouge featuring Paudie Hobbert. The lads are huge Kerry fans and recorded a song to the air of Christie Hennessy’s ‘I Am A Star’, so you-know-who features quite prominently in the video. […]

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Rehearsals In Full Swing For ‘Annie’ Production

Rehearsals In Full Swing For ‘Annie’ Production

September 17, 2014 at 11:18 am Comments are Disabled

    THE 65-strong cast of Annie are being put through their paces ahead of the Light Opera Society of Tralee’s production of Annie next week. Rehearsals are in full swing for the show which takes place at Siamsa Tire from Thursday to Saturday, September 25th to 27th with matinees for […]

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VIDEO: Rotary Club Launches Annual Ball With Ice Bucket Challenge

VIDEO: Rotary Club Launches Annual Ball With Ice Bucket Challenge

September 16, 2014 at 9:48 am Comments are Disabled

TRALEE Rotary Club launched their annual ball in a most unusual fashion on Saturday – by taking the Ice Bucket Challenge. Five members of the club got a soaking at this year’s venue for Rotary Club of Tralee Gala Ball, the Ballyseede Castle Hotel. The ball  takes place on Friday, […]

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Final Countdown: Video – Caribbean Feel To ‘Kerry For Sam’ Charity Song

Final Countdown: Video – Caribbean Feel To ‘Kerry For Sam’ Charity Song

September 15, 2014 at 3:20 pm Comments are Disabled

WE’VE another Kerry song everyone! This time it comes from ‘The Kingdom Krew’ who have recorded an eight-track CD, ‘Sam’s Comin Home’, with all funds raised going to the Recovery Haven cancer support centre in town. “I’m a neighbour of Dermot Crowley who is heavily involved with the centre,” said […]

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Liam O'Sullivan with two young participants in the sumo wrestling at the St Pat's GAA Club Family Fun Day on Sunday. Photo by Dermot Crean

Photos: Sun Shines For St Pat’s Family Fun Day

September 15, 2014 at 2:35 pm Comments are Disabled

THERE was a great sense of a community coming together in the name of fun on Sunday, as St Pat’s GAA club hosted their annual family day. Hundreds turned up in the autumn sunshine for an afternoon of music, puppet shows and games, with plenty food and refreshments laid on […]

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Carol and Keith McGlynn, Tralee, at the Kerry Landscapes Photography Exhibition at the Fels Point Hotel on Sunday. Photo by Dermot Crean

Beauty Of Our County On Display At Exhibition

September 15, 2014 at 12:31 pm Comments are Disabled

PHOTOGRAPHERS from all over the county gathered at the Fels Point Hotel on Sunday to show some of their spectacular work. The ‘Kerry Landscapes Photography Exhibition’ showcased the stunning scenery the county has to offer and the event was a great success. “It’s gone great,” said one of the organisers, Keith McGlynn from […]

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The Chef’s Table: The Salad Days Of Autumn

The Chef’s Table: The Salad Days Of Autumn

September 14, 2014 at 10:08 am Comments are Disabled

Our food columnist, Mark Doe of ‘Just Cooking’ in Firies, says salads don’t have to stop once summer is over… “SALADS? They’re rabbit food!” I hear you say! Most people’s idea of a salad is limp lettuce with tasteless tomatoes and a bit of cucumber, but there is so much […]

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It Doesn’t Costa Lot For Tables At Claire’s Charity Quiz

It Doesn’t Costa Lot For Tables At Claire’s Charity Quiz

September 13, 2014 at 9:12 am Comments are Disabled

A BALLYRICKARD woman has organised a quiz night in her place of work in aid of the Recovery Haven. Claire Maher, manager of the Costa Coffee branch in The Mall, decided to run the event on Wednesday, October 1, for the centre as it is a place close to her […]

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VIDEO: Blennerville NS Staff Latest To Take The Ice Bucket Challenge

VIDEO: Blennerville NS Staff Latest To Take The Ice Bucket Challenge

September 13, 2014 at 9:11 am Comments are Disabled

THE gorgeous weather we had Friday afternoon was put on ice for the teachers of Blennerville Primary School who were the latest  school to take on the Ice Bucket Challenge. Two lucky children from each class were chosen to dunk icy water over a teacher, while all the other pupils […]

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AUDIO: Listen To The Kerry All-Ireland Song Here

AUDIO: Listen To The Kerry All-Ireland Song Here

September 13, 2014 at 9:08 am Comments are Disabled

ON Tuesday we told you about Killarney-based band, The Kingdom, who will release “Come on Kerry Live the Dream” on Monday in support of Kerry’s bid to win back Sam Maguire. Well we’ve got the audio here so have a listen to it and sing along to the lyrics below to get you […]

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Out To Lunch: All’s Rosy In The Garden Centre

Out To Lunch: All’s Rosy In The Garden Centre

September 13, 2014 at 9:03 am Comments are Disabled

The Cafe @ Ballyseedy Ballyseedy Garden Centre I DECIDED to travel out of town this week for a bite to eat. Not too far out mind you. I’ve been out to Ballyseedy Garden Centre’s Cafe once before and it was only for a coffee, but it really is a nice place to […]

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At The Omniplex: ‘Boxtrolls’

At The Omniplex: ‘Boxtrolls’

September 13, 2014 at 9:02 am Comments are Disabled

‘Boxtrolls’ by John Lyons FOR almost a century, the easiest and most common form of animation was hand-drawn 2D animation. The Disney Empire as we know it was built by their successful string of animated films throughout the 20th century. However, the paradigm quickly changed after Pixar released Toy Story […]

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Enjoying the Indian summer in Banna were, Kevin Moynihan, Aaron O'Malley, Kevin Twomey Claire McCarthy and Dean Sinnott. Photo by Gavin O'Connor.

Photos: Enjoying The Indian Summer On Banna Beach

September 12, 2014 at 12:54 pm Comments are Disabled

WEIRD and wonderful weather we’re  having isn’t it? The Indian Summer is being enjoyed by all, seeing temperatures soar into the 20s for this time of year. For many who didn’t have too many work or school commitments, Banna Beach was the place to soak up the sun, while we still have it. “It’s great […]

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Photos And Video: #Tralee On Social Media This Week

Photos And Video: #Tralee On Social Media This Week

September 12, 2014 at 9:44 am Comments are Disabled

EVERY week we at Traleetoday.ie pull together all of the best photos and video posted up on social media of Tralee and its surrounding area. The Indian summer has brought out the best in us this week. You would be forgiven for thinking that Donnacha Clifford’s shot of Tralee Bay […]

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Lucky 13 Years For Bryan Carr’s School Of Performing Arts

Lucky 13 Years For Bryan Carr’s School Of Performing Arts

September 11, 2014 at 10:20 am Comments are Disabled

IT’S not just the primary and secondary schools that are back in action this September. Bryan Carr School of Performing Arts recommences its singing, acting and dance classes at Collis Sands this Saturday and is looking for new members. “I am really looking forward to this term; its great to […]

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Kerry Band To Release ‘Dream’ All-Ireland Song

Kerry Band To Release ‘Dream’ All-Ireland Song

September 9, 2014 at 9:27 am Comments are Disabled

SURE it wouldn’t be an All-Ireland without a song to get the fans in the mood for the final. And Kerry band, The Kingdom, will release their single “Come on Kerry Live the Dream” as a Kerry All-Ireland football song on Monday, September 15. The Killarney musicians have got together […]

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Family Gathers For Spa Road Lady’s 80th Birthday

Family Gathers For Spa Road Lady’s 80th Birthday

September 8, 2014 at 12:07 pm Comments are Disabled

THE family of a Spa Road woman  held a special celebration to mark her 80th birthday in Kerins O’Rahilly’s Clubhouse on Friday evening. Catherine O’Connor, originally from Castleisland, was joined by her children and siblings to celebrate the milestone. She was joined by children Catherine O’Connor, PJ O’Connor, Joe O’Connor and Elizabeth Gallagher. […]

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Busy Weekend At The Kerry School Of Music

Busy Weekend At The Kerry School Of Music

September 8, 2014 at 10:59 am Comments are Disabled

IT was a busy weekend for the Kerry School of Music when they hosted a concert by a famed soprano on Saturday and then an awards ceremony in Ballyroe on Sunday. London based Tralee born International Soprano Miriam Murphy returned to her alma mater, Kerry School of Music, to give […]

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The Chef’s Table: I’m Not Quick To Complain In A Restaurant, But…

The Chef’s Table: I’m Not Quick To Complain In A Restaurant, But…

September 7, 2014 at 9:45 am Comments are Disabled

  Our food columnist, Mark Doe, on complaining in a restaurant… AS a chef, one of the questions I get asked frequently is “do you ever complain when in a restaurant?” Because I am a chef, people seem to think that I am hard to please when it comes to […]

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At The Omniplex: ‘Sex Tape’ Doesn’t Rise To The Occasion

At The Omniplex: ‘Sex Tape’ Doesn’t Rise To The Occasion

September 6, 2014 at 9:24 am Comments are Disabled

‘Sex Tape’ By John Lyons THIS week’s film has perhaps the most blunt title that I’ve seen in a long time… ‘Sex Tape’. And as you may have guessed, it’s not exactly a wholesome family-friendly film. Instead ‘Sex Tape’ is a raunchy comedy about a married couple, Annie and Jay […]

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Maria Charms The Nation On ‘The Late Late’

Maria Charms The Nation On ‘The Late Late’

September 5, 2014 at 10:31 pm Comments are Disabled

MARIA Walsh said the judges and committee had no idea that she was gay before she was crowned Rose of Tralee. She was speaking on RTE’s ‘The Late Late Show’ on Friday night. The 27 year old was asked about everything from coming out to her love of Mayo football. She […]

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World Renowned Tralee Soprano For Home Recital On Saturday

World Renowned Tralee Soprano For Home Recital On Saturday

September 5, 2014 at 2:16 pm Comments are Disabled

LONDON-BASED Tralee born International Soprano Miriam Murphy returns to her alma mater, Kerry School of Music tomorrow (Saturday) to give an intimate song recital accompanied by school Director Aidan O’ Carroll. The 7.30pm performance will kick off the Fleischmann Studio’s Autumn recital series. Miriam, who has sung at Covent Garden and at opera houses […]

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Photos: #Tralee On Social Media This Week

Photos: #Tralee On Social Media This Week

September 5, 2014 at 11:49 am Comments are Disabled

EVERY week we at Traleetoday.ie pull together all of the best photos posted up on social media by people from the Tralee area and visitors. So let’s see what you were all snapping this week… The week was all about our boys in blue in Limerick! Yes, we’re being self-indulgent here, […]

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Dates Set For Annual Celebration Of Christie Hennessy

Dates Set For Annual Celebration Of Christie Hennessy

September 4, 2014 at 9:22 am Comments are Disabled

  DATES have been announced for this year’s ‘A Celebration of Christie Hennessy’ Festival. It will be take place at the Fels Point Hotel on Friday and Saturday, November 21-22. The popular ‘Troubadour Club’ will take place on the first night of the festival. Ten artists from Tralee and further afield […]

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At The Omniplex: ‘What If’

At The Omniplex: ‘What If’

August 31, 2014 at 10:54 am Comments are Disabled

  ‘What If’ By John Lyons LIKE most film fanatics, whenever I’m feeling stressed about something, I like to go to the cinema and forget about my troubles for two hours. That was the case this week when I was let down by a famous film-maker who had promised me an […]

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VIDEOS: More Local Businesses Take The Ice Bucket Challenge

VIDEOS: More Local Businesses Take The Ice Bucket Challenge

August 30, 2014 at 8:23 am Comments are Disabled

IS there anyone dry left in the town? The Ice Bucket Challenge is reaching saturation point (sorry!) at this stage, but when it’s for a cause as good as Motor Neuron Disease research, may it continue until every last one of us is dripping. For anyone who missed some of […]

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