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Meet Santa at Gallys Grotto.

Sponsored: Visit Santa And Friends At Gally’s Grotto

December 8, 2022 at 10:42 am 0 comments

MAKE magical Christmas memories with your kids at Gally’s Grotto this December. Book a family meal at Gally’s Bar and Restaurant on the Castlemaine Road for two adults and two children (roast dinners & kids menu) and after you’ve eaten, the kids will experience a personal meeting with Santa and […]

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Island of Geese amphitheatre

Island Of Geese To Host Christmas Markets On Friday And Saturday

December 8, 2022 at 10:41 am 0 comments

THE Island of Geese will be a hive of activity this Friday and Saturday evenings as its transformed for a special event. Tralee Chamber is urging members of the public to head down to the festive-themed Christmas Market from 5pm to 9pm on both evenings. The market, held in partnership with […]

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Tralee Library To Host Exhibition To Mark 100 Years Of An Garda Síochána

Tralee Library To Host Exhibition To Mark 100 Years Of An Garda Síochána

December 8, 2022 at 10:40 am 0 comments

TRALEE Library will host an event next week as part of the An Garda Síochána centenary celebrations. Earlier this year, an appeal was made to people requesting they share with An Garda Síochána any history or Garda memorabilia they may have or know of to help mark this special year […]

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Some of the members of the cast of ‘Ballymacandy’ during rehearsals this week: front l-r: Siobhán Collins (Annie Cronin), Claire O’Connor (Maggie Slattery), back l-r: Chris Horan (Commissioner Smyth), Jeremiah Murphy (Constable John Quirke), Muireann McAuliffe (Meriel Leeson Marshall), Michael Quirke (Jack Flynn), John Sexton (Denis Sugrue), Joe Horan (Totty O’Sullivan).

‘Ballymacandy’ Play Will Return Due To Popular Demand

December 8, 2022 at 10:40 am 0 comments

DUE to phenomenal interest in the theatrical portrayal of a War of Independence ambush which happened in mid-Kerry in 1921, a series of new dates for a highly acclaimed stage play, which tells the dramatic story of the incident, have been announced for the new year. ‘Ballymacandy’, which is based […]

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Santa Claus joins the organisers of the Tralee 5km Santa Fun Run and representatives from Down Syndrome Kerry for the launch of the event at Tralee Bay Wetlands. Photo by Dermot Crean

Get On Your Marks For The Tralee Santa 5k Run/Walk This Sunday

December 7, 2022 at 11:36 am 0 comments

DON’T forget there’s a great family festive event taking place this Sunday morning which will warm you up during the cold weather. The Tralee Bay Wetlands will turn red and white as everyone is encouraged to dress up in festive regalia to run, walk or cycle the Tralee 5k Santa […]

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Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony At Recovery Haven

Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony At Recovery Haven

December 6, 2022 at 11:49 am 0 comments

CANCER support charity, Recovery Haven Kerry, is extending a warm, festive welcome to the people of Kerry to celebrate their official tree-lighting and carol-singing ceremony on this Thursday, December 8. Mayor of Tralee, Cllr Mikey Sheehy, will officiate at Recovery Haven’s Tralee centre at 5 Haig’s Terrace at 4.30pm, joined […]

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Vanessa McDermott, Eilish O'Regan, Francis Kelly, Claire Kelly and Clara Ryan from Leahys Pharmacy at the Ballygarry Estate Christmas Party Night on Saturday. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: A Ballygarry ‘Top Gun’ Themed Party Night To Take Your Breath Away

December 4, 2022 at 10:47 am 0 comments

TraleeToday.ie’s coverage of Christmas Party Nights is brought to you by AIB Tralee… REVELLERS took the highway to the partyzone last night as Ballygarry Estate hosted a fantastic ‘Top Gun/Maverick’-themed Christmas soirée. Padraig McGillicuddy, Thys Vogels and Niall Daly took the 320 guests breath away, greeting them in full aviator […]

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Artist Maree O'Connor with Paul Hanrahan and David Buttimer of Action Lesotho at Maree's art sale/exhibition at The Daily Grind on Friday. Photo by Dermot Crean

Maree’s Art Exhibition/Sale At Daily Grind Cafe To Help Charity

December 2, 2022 at 4:00 pm 0 comments

A SELECTION of paintings from a local artist are being exhibited in a cafe over the coming week, with all proceeds from sales going to Tralee-based charity Action Lesotho. Maree O’Connor was joined by friends and representatives from Action Lesotho, Paul Hanrahan and David Buttimer, at the launch of the […]

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Paudie Lynch with his painting 'Watch The Birdie' at the Tralee Art Group 'Light' exhibition at Tralee Library on Thursday evening. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Wonderful Talent On Display At Tralee Art Group’s New Exhibition

December 2, 2022 at 10:27 am 0 comments

STUNNING paintings adorned the walls in Tralee Library on Thursday evening for the opening of Tralee Art Group’s ‘Light’ Exhibition. There was a great turnout for the event as artist Clem O’Keeffe welcomed all to the Group’s first in-person exhibition since before the Covid pandemic. She introduced Niamh Doyle, Executive […]

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The Robocobra Quartet.

Two Acclaimed Music Acts At ClubHeadBangBang Tonight

December 1, 2022 at 12:40 pm Comments are Disabled

ClubHeadBangBang at The Greyhound Bar is celebrating its 18th birthday tonight with a concert by two acclaimed music artists. Music fans can sample a shot of ethereal electronica from Fears followed by a cocktail of post-punk, jazz, spoken word and noise rock from The Robocobra Quartet. Robocobra Quartet has a rule: […]

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Mark Leen in front of The Nu Place on Bridge Street. Photo by Dermot Crean

Art Exhibitions, Music, Poetry And A Book Launch This Week At The Nu Place

November 29, 2022 at 2:06 pm Comments are Disabled

WITH the Christmas lights on and everybody feeling all festive, there’s a special feeling about the town this time of the year. This will be enhanced in the coming days with Mark Leen bringing art exhibitions, music, poetry and finally the launch of his new book at his cafe The […]

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Members of Kerry Concert Choir, rehearsing for their first Christmas concert - 'Carols from the Cathedral' with Choral Director, Dr Sharon Lyons, (Centre). The Concert takes place in St. Mary’s Cathedral, Killarney, on Sunday December 4th, 2022, at 7.00pm. Directed by renowned Soprano - Dr Sharon Lyons, features, Kerry Scotia Ensemble - a 10 piece orchestra, members of St. Mary's Cathedral Choir, with special guest, Countertenor, Nils Wanderer. The concert also includes some of the world’s most beautiful traditional Christmas Carols - O Holy Night, In the Bleak Mid-Winter, Carol of the Bells, Hark! The Herald Angels Sing, and many more. Tickets are €20 (proceeds to Down Syndrome Kerry) are available at St. Mary’s Cathedral on the night, or from eventbrite.ie  
Photo: Valerie O’Sullivan/FREE PIC

Kerry Scotia Ensemble And Local Choirs To Present ‘Carols From The Cathedral’

November 29, 2022 at 1:21 pm Comments are Disabled

KICKING off the Christmas season, Kerry Scotia Ensemble and members of the Kerry Concert Choir and St Mary’s Cathedral Choir are busy rehearsing for their concert “Carols from the Cathedral”, which takes place this Sunday, December 4, in St Mary’s Cathedral Killarney. Directed by Dr Sharon Lyons, the concert will […]

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Radio Kerry’s Christmas Jumper Day Returns To Raise Funds For St Vincent de Paul

Radio Kerry’s Christmas Jumper Day Returns To Raise Funds For St Vincent de Paul

November 29, 2022 at 12:03 pm Comments are Disabled

THE ninth annual Radio Kerry Christmas Jumper Day fundraiser for St Vincent de Paul, in association with Garvey’s Super Valu will take place on Friday, December 16 this year. Over the past eight years the generosity of individuals, school communities and businesses across the county has led to almost €150,000 […]

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Noreen O'Brien, Maureen Weir, Eileen Whelan of Paco, Niamh Abeyta and Carole Dooley of Paco promoting the upcoming fashion show in Kilflynn. Photo by Dermot Crean

Fashion Show To Help Raise Funds For Kilflynn Centre

November 29, 2022 at 10:30 am Comments are Disabled

IF you’re looking for a fashion fix this weekend while helping out a vital facility for a north Kerry village, then this might be for you. There will be fun, fashion and music at St Columba’s Centre in Kiflynn for a special fundraiser featuring style from many Tralee stores this […]

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Finnegan On Films: Comedy And Drama Escapism From The World Cup

Finnegan On Films: Comedy And Drama Escapism From The World Cup

November 26, 2022 at 9:54 am Comments are Disabled

Our movie guy, James Finnegan, says there’s a paucity of films on TV today… A sparse selection of films for those who are looking from a break from the World Cup, but there’s some quality in the scarcity. Who doesn’t love the cute, chaotic Minions?  They return in Despicable Me […]

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Mark Leen with his new book 'The Postman And Doggie Woggie' which is a available to buy from The Nu Place Cafe on Bridge Street in Tralee. Photo by Dermot Crean

Tralee’s ‘Whistling Postman’ And His Beloved Dog Remembered In New Children’s Book

November 25, 2022 at 11:03 am Comments are Disabled

A WELL-KNOWN local businessman, author and entertainer has a new book out for Christmas which remembers a great local character and his beloved pet. Mark Leen’s ‘The Postman And Doggie Woggie’ was inspired by the story of a well-known postman from Tralee, Connie Foley from O’Rahillys Villas, who came to […]

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Joining Santa Claus for the launch of the upcoming Festive Fair at Scoil Eoin Balloonagh were Tracy O'Connor and Paul Ruane of the Parents Council, teacher Veronica Donovan, Principal Kieran O’Toole, Maureen Keenan of the Parents Council, teacher Sinead Curtin. Photo by Dermot Crean

Five Things To Do Around Tralee This Weekend

November 25, 2022 at 9:23 am Comments are Disabled

It’s a big weekend as Christmas will officially kick off in Tralee with a host of activities. Here’s some stuff to get up to in between the showers!… Friday 1. Book launch in Churchill… The culmination of almost a year’s work will be celebrated at Churchill Forge this evening with […]

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Paolo Nutini.

Paolo Nutini And Loyle Carner Among Artists Announced For Other Voices In Dingle

November 24, 2022 at 1:39 pm Comments are Disabled

OTHER Voices has announced five artists to headline St James’ Church in Dingle at the festival next month. Inhaler, Loyle Carner, Paolo Nutini, Just Mustard and The Big Moon will grace the stage at the old church from December 2nd – 4th. Dublin quartet Inhaler have racked up over 150 […]

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The Square.

Festive Flair In The Square As Town Prepares To Light Up For Christmas

November 23, 2022 at 2:20 pm Comments are Disabled

CHRISTMAS truly begins in Tralee this Saturday with a fun-filled family day packed with events for all to enjoy. The Christmas Lights will be officially turned on by the Mayor of Tralee Cllr Mikey Sheehy at 5pm, but there’s much more to enjoy earlier on. The Festive Flair in the […]

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Looking forward to the Connect Kerry Ladies Lunch at The Ashe Hotel later this month were, Leah Danforth of Peter Mark Tralee, Margaret Kissane of Connect Publications, stylist Danny Leane, beauty expert Mary O'Donnell and Pamela Prendiville of The Ashe Hotel. Photo by Dermot Crean

Kick Off Christmas In Style At Connect Ladies Lunch This Sunday

November 23, 2022 at 11:42 am Comments are Disabled

LADIES can kick off Christmas in style this Sunday, November 27, when the annual Connect Ladies Lunch takes place in Lotties at The Ashe Hotel, Tralee. Expect some bubbly on arrival, great food, fine wines, style, beauty and hair tips, on what is always a fabulous afternoon and a great […]

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Ballyseedy Church Of Ireland.

Ballyseedy Church To Host Folk Concert This Thursday

November 23, 2022 at 11:09 am Comments are Disabled

BALLYSEEDY Church of Ireland will become a concert venue this Thursday when it welcomes folk artists Cinder Well and Jim Ghedi. The Gothic revival style church, built around 1870, will host the gig from 7.30pm to 9.30pm, which is supported by Kerry County Council through their Arts Act Grant and […]

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Tralee Art Group Looks Forward To ‘Light’ Exhibition

Tralee Art Group Looks Forward To ‘Light’ Exhibition

November 22, 2022 at 12:26 pm Comments are Disabled

TRALEE Art Group has announced their upcoming ‘Light’ Exhibition at Tralee Library. Launching on Thursday, December 1st and continuing until Wednesday, December 14, it will comprise a selection of pieces in a variety of media. “After the darkness of Covid and lockdowns in 2020 and 2021, Tralee Art Group kept moving […]

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Kathleen Reidy

Christmas Floral Demonstration In Aid Of Local Cancer Support Charity

November 18, 2022 at 10:10 am Comments are Disabled

AFTER a two-year absence due to Covid19, Recovery Haven Kerry Cancer Support House is delighted to announce the return of a very special pre-Christmas treat on Thursday, December 15. Award-winning floral designer, Kathleen Reidy – who had been a member of the Tralee Flower Club for over 20 years – […]

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Fr Pat Ahern’s Book To Be Launched In Siamsa Tíre

Fr Pat Ahern’s Book To Be Launched In Siamsa Tíre

November 15, 2022 at 11:37 am Comments are Disabled

A BOOK on the life of Fr Pat Ahern will be launched this Friday at Siamsa Tíre. ‘Forging The Dance — A Theatrical Exploration Of The Concept Of Folk Theatre And The Birth Of Siamsa Tíre’ will be launched by Minister For Education Norma Foley at 5pm on November 18 and […]

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Launching the Comfort for Chemo Kerry Hope Social at the Ballyroe Heights Hotel were Deputy General Manager of the Ballyroe Heights Hotel Patrick Windle, Therese Carroll, Mairead Carroll, Mary Fitzgerald and Elaine Kinsella of Comfort For Chemo Kerry. Photo by Dermot Crean

Tickets Still Available For Inaugural Comfort For Chemo Hope Social

November 9, 2022 at 9:23 am Comments are Disabled

THE countdown is on for the Comfort for Chemo Kerry inaugural Hope Social which will be held this Saturday, November 12 in Ballyroe Heights Hotel. It’s set to be a wonderful night of music, dancing, great food and chat and the good news is that there are still tickets available. […]

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The launch of Christmas In Tralee at the Island of Geese. Photo by Dermot Crean

Details Of A Magical Christmas In Tralee Launched

November 8, 2022 at 1:03 pm 1 comment

TRALEE Chamber in partnership with Kerry County Council today revealed their Christmas calendar of events which includes a host of fantastic family entertainment. Christmas in Tralee will officially begin on Saturday, November 26 when the Christmas lights are switched on by the Mayor of Tralee Cllr Mikey Sheehy and special […]

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Finnegan On Films: Action, War, Comedy And Drama On The Box Tonight

Finnegan On Films: Action, War, Comedy And Drama On The Box Tonight

November 5, 2022 at 10:29 am Comments are Disabled

There is quite the selection of films available today on the television, with perhaps just a little too much testosterone says our movie guy, James Finnegan… First up is a real boys own adventure.  Force 10 From Navarone (Saturday RTE1 2.30pm) is of course a sequel to ‘The Guns of […]

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Mike Sweeney of Ballymacelligott GAA, Breda Dyland of Kerry Cancer Support Group and Kieran Savage of Ballymacelligott GAA launching the 'Evening With Ronan O'Gara' at Ballygarry Estate on November 6. Photo by Dermot Crean

Ballymac GAA To Welcome Ronan O’Gara To Ballygarry This Sunday

November 3, 2022 at 9:02 am Comments are Disabled

BALLYMAC GAA in association with the Kerry Cancer Support Group Bus Links will welcome a Munster and Irish rugby legend to town this Sunday and tickets are still available. Ronan O’Gara, the current French Rugby League  Top 14 side Stade Rochelais (La Rochelle) head coach, will be in the Ballygarry […]

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Ballyheigue Strictly Come Dancing contestants. Front from left; Ciara Leane, Megan Casey Lawlor, Catriona Dowling, Director/Choreographer Joe Burkett, Jennifer Cashman, Katelyn Leen. Middle row;  Donna Nelan, Conor O'Mahony, Sandra Naughton, Colm Walsh, Teresa Drury and Liam Purcell. Back row; Brian Duffy, Cormac Slattery, David O'Sullivan, Jordan Goggin, Bryan Sheehan and Conor O'Sullivan. Contestants missing from photo are Jessie O'Grady, Felím O'Sullivan and Keeva Reidy.  Photo by Dermot Crean

Dancers Are Ready For Ballyheigue Strictly This Saturday

November 3, 2022 at 8:58 am Comments are Disabled

Ballyheigue GAA Strictly Come Dancing will take place at Ballyroe Heights Hotel on Saturday, November 5 and the contestants are raring to go. This will be third Strictly event held by the GAA club and the first since 2018. After such a break due to COVID, it will be great […]

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Songs of Praise...Soprano Sharon Lyons (right) joins members of Kerry Scotia Ensemble, Stephen O'Halloran, Dovile Baltoniene and Lucy White for one night performance 'Songs of Praise and Love', on Sunday November 6th, 2022 at 7.30pm in St John the Evangelist Church, Ashe Street, Tralee. Tickets €15 will be available at the door or https://www.eventbrite.ie/e/445914862357 . Songs include 'Pie Jesu' 'Amazing Grace', 'Panis Angelicus'. Photo: Valerie O'Sullivan/FREE PIC***

‘Songs Of Praise And Love’ Concert In Tralee This Sunday

November 2, 2022 at 9:35 am Comments are Disabled

KERRY Scotia Ensemble and internationally acclaimed soprano Sharon Lyons will perform “Songs of Praise & Love” in Saint John the Evangelist Church, Ashe Street, Tralee on this Sunday, November 6. The concert, which starts at 7.30pm, is a celebration of spiritual music and love songs arranged for soprano and orchestra […]

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