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Three Things To Do In Tralee This Weekend (well, Sunday anyway)

Three Things To Do In Tralee This Weekend (well, Sunday anyway)

January 17, 2015 at 10:24 am Comments are Disabled

YES, we know it’s still January, but there are still some things to do around town this weekend (well tomorrow to be precise). Sunday 5k Fancy Dress Fun Run  Tralee Musical Society will be attempt to liven up what can be a bleak time of year when they take to […]

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At The Omniplex: ‘Foxcatcher’ Is An Uncomfortable Watch But Needs To Be Seen

At The Omniplex: ‘Foxcatcher’ Is An Uncomfortable Watch But Needs To Be Seen

January 17, 2015 at 10:22 am Comments are Disabled

‘Foxcatcher’ By John Lyons ‘Foxcatcher’ is a difficult film to describe. It’s cold, it’s nuanced, and it’s haunting. But perhaps it’s best summed-up in the words of it’s director, Bennett Miller: “At first it’s not funny, then it’s really not funny, and then it’s just not funny at all…” Though Miller’s […]

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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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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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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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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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Three Things To Do From Christmas Eve To St Stephen’s Day

Three Things To Do From Christmas Eve To St Stephen’s Day

December 23, 2014 at 11:04 am Comments are Disabled

IT’S almost turkey time, but for anyone who wants to escape the house between now and Saturday, let’s see what you can get up to… 1. Take in the atmosphere There’s nothing like going to town on Christmas Eve and meeting up with friends and family. The atmosphere is special everywhere, especially […]

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Elvis Weekend And Oliver To Kick Off New Year Of Events At INEC

Elvis Weekend And Oliver To Kick Off New Year Of Events At INEC

December 20, 2014 at 9:46 am Comments are Disabled

YES, yes, we know it’s still 2014 and there’s loads happening over the next few weeks, but looking further on, it appears the great entertainment in the Killarney INEC is set to continue into 2015. Top Irish comic and satirist Oliver Callan will have audiences in raptures with his show on […]

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At The Movies: ‘Dumb And Dumber To’

At The Movies: ‘Dumb And Dumber To’

December 20, 2014 at 9:26 am Comments are Disabled

‘Dumb And Dumber To’ By John Lyons THIS week Jim Carrey and Jeff Daniels have returned with their bad hair cuts, juvenile sense of humour and an impeccable sense of timing (20 years, to be precise) in a sequel to ‘Dumb And Dumber’. If there was an award for ‘Trailer […]

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General Manager of the Fels Point Hotel, Denis Deery and Rose of Tralee Maria Walsh launching the New Year's Eve Ball at the hotel. Photo by Domnick Walsh

Glamorous Goings-On At The Fels Point Hotel Over New Year Period

December 20, 2014 at 9:25 am Comments are Disabled

WITH Christmas almost upon us, it’s a good time to finalise those plans for New Year’s Eve and Women’s Christmas. The Fels Point Hotel has organised two great events which are sure to attract a lively crowd and festive atmosphere. First of all there is a Gala Ball on New Year’s Eve. […]

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REPRO FREE - MOVE over white collar boxing or inter-firm sports tournaments because latest corporate craze, Office Chair Racing is coming to Tralee on Saturday 20th December as part of the 2014 Christmas Spraoi in Tralee. Sponsored by Radleys Business Solutions Tralee, the money from the event will go to St Vincent de Paul. Pictured with Santa at the launch were – Nicola O’Sullivan (Fels Point Hotel Tralee), Christy Lynch (St Vincent de Paul) , Helen Lock , Tommy Leahy and Pat Herlihy. Photo by Domnick Walsh

Rose Boss, Mayor Of Tralee And Others To Go Office Chair Racing For Charity

December 19, 2014 at 3:15 pm Comments are Disabled

  THE Mayor of Tralee Jim Finucane and the Executive Chair of the Rose of Tralee International Festival, Anthony O’Gara, are among 18 competitors who will take part in tomorrow’s Office Chair Racing in Tralee. The event, sponsored by Radley’s Business Systems, will take place outside Siamsa Tíre Theatre, from 2pm […]

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Cast members of 'Seussial The Musical' from Bryan Carr School Of Performing Arts launching the musical which takes place in Siamsa Tire this weekend.

Six Things To Do In Town This Weekend

December 19, 2014 at 9:41 am Comments are Disabled

JUST six sleeps til Santa! To while away the time this weekend you can do one (or all) of the below… FRIDAY 1. Kids To Have An Abbey Christmas! It’s party time for kids in The Abbey Inn as they are hosting a Fancy Dress event in the bar from 4.30-6.30pm. It’s something Danny Leane puts […]

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At The Omniplex: The Verdict On The Final Hobbit Movie

At The Omniplex: The Verdict On The Final Hobbit Movie

December 14, 2014 at 11:43 am Comments are Disabled

‘The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies’ by John Lyons AS I write this I’m currently sitting in Killarney’s ‘Lord of the Rings’ themed pub, ‘The Shire’,  after returning from a trek to Dublin to see the final ‘Hobbit’ film projected in 3D at 48 frames per second. There’s […]

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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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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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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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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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VIDEO: Skellig Michael Features In Star Wars Teaser Trailer That Goes Viral

VIDEO: Skellig Michael Features In Star Wars Teaser Trailer That Goes Viral

November 26, 2014 at 9:32 pm Comments are Disabled

STAR WARS fans are getting excited at the news that the official trailer for ‘Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens’ will be out on Friday. However,  a fake teaser trailer appeared yesterday on YouTube and has garnered over 130,000 views, featuring Skellig Michael in it…for about a second! Regardless of […]

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At The Omniplex: ‘The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1’

At The Omniplex: ‘The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1’

November 22, 2014 at 9:28 am Comments are Disabled

‘The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1’ By John Lyons BACK in 2012, I was reluctantly dragged to see the first Hunger Games film, based on the popular series of books by Suzanne Collins (at the time, I had REALLY wanted to see the new animated pirates film by Aardman). […]

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At The Omniplex: ‘Mr Turner’

At The Omniplex: ‘Mr Turner’

November 15, 2014 at 9:26 am Comments are Disabled

‘Mr. Turner’ By John Lyons SINCE mid-October, every time I’ve made a trip to the cinema, a poster for ‘Mr. Turner’ has greeted me in the hallway. And every time I saw it, I got really excited. Not because of the film’s subject matter, but because it’s the new film […]

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It’s Friiiidaaay! Six Things To Do Around Town This Weekend

It’s Friiiidaaay! Six Things To Do Around Town This Weekend

November 14, 2014 at 10:14 am Comments are Disabled

Hello Friday, tis well you’re looking! As the hours tick by until clocking-off time, let’s look at the endless…ok maybe not endless, but the many possibilities the upcoming weekend has to offer in and around town… Friday 1. Roll Up, Roll Up! Yes folks, the circus is in town, or […]

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Recovery Haven To Hold Craft Fair This Friday

Recovery Haven To Hold Craft Fair This Friday

November 13, 2014 at 10:44 am Comments are Disabled

A CHRISTMAS craft fair will take place on Friday afternoon/evening  at the Recovery Haven at Haig’s Terrace, Killerisk. The crafts are made by users of the centre and include Christmas cards, home bake goods and homemade jewellery among other items. People can also order their Christmas trees and wreaths at […]

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At The Omniplex: ‘Interstellar’

At The Omniplex: ‘Interstellar’

November 9, 2014 at 10:48 am Comments are Disabled

‘Interstellar’ By John Lyons It’s 2am in the early hours of Sunday morning. The biggest film of the year – ‘Interstellar’ – has been on release for two days, and so far I’ve seen it twice. Even though my second viewing of the film ended over two hours ago, the […]

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At The Omniplex: ‘Nightcrawler’

At The Omniplex: ‘Nightcrawler’

November 1, 2014 at 9:50 am Comments are Disabled

‘Nightcrawler’ by John Lyons “If you want to win the lottery, you have to make the money to buy a ticket.” …that is, according to Jake Gyllenhaal in the new noir-suspense film, ‘Nightcrawler’. A few weeks back I listed ‘Nightcrawler’ as one of the films to look out for in […]

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At The Movies: The Scariest Films You’ve (Probably) Never Seen

At The Movies: The Scariest Films You’ve (Probably) Never Seen

October 25, 2014 at 9:17 am Comments are Disabled

Halloween is looming so our movie guy, John Lyons, picks the scariest movies which may have passed you by… LAST Summer someone asked me an interesting question: “John, what’s the scariest film that you’ve ever seen?” I cycled through the obvious answers in my head: Psycho, The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, […]

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Top DJ To Play At Launch Of Club Night ‘Sugar’

Top DJ To Play At Launch Of Club Night ‘Sugar’

October 23, 2014 at 10:14 am Comments are Disabled

CLUB DJ and RTE radio presenter Dave Treacy will be the main attraction at the launch of a new club night in The Blasket. The Dublin-based DJ will help launch ‘Sugar’ at the venue along with local DJ Phonic this Friday night. As the presenter of weekly Saturday night radio show, #WeLoveBeats, […]

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At The Omniplex: ‘The Judge’

At The Omniplex: ‘The Judge’

October 18, 2014 at 11:42 am Comments are Disabled

‘The Judge’ Robert Downey Jr. is perhaps the most charismatic superstar that Hollywood has to offer at the moment. His magnetic on-screen presence is seemingly unmatched by no one else, and he has a knack for delivering lengthy monologues in a fast-paced fashion, jumping back and forth between serious and […]

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Musical Society Prepares For Nights Of Entertainment

Musical Society Prepares For Nights Of Entertainment

October 15, 2014 at 5:38 am Comments are Disabled

WITH just two weeks to go until the opening night of That’s Entertainment 2014, the excitement is steadily building amongst the cast of Tralee Musical society (recent winners in the ‘Best Ensemble’ section of the Amateur Irish Musical Society awards). The finishing touches are being put to the exciting medley of […]

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Launching the 'Chop Or Change' fundraiser to be held in aid of the Recovery Haven on Friday night in the Slieve Mish Bar were Eileen Kennedy, Recovery Haven; Charlotte Higgins, Sarah Higgins, Laura Bourke and Maureen O'Brien of Recovery Haven. Photo by Dermot Crean

Ladies To Get Chopping And Changing For Friday Fundraiser

October 13, 2014 at 11:31 am Comments are Disabled

TWO sisters have decided to raise funds for the Recovery Haven after the amazing care the centre showed for their aunt who passed away from cancer last year. Charlotte and Sarah Higgins are holding a ‘Chop Or Change’ event in the Slieve Mish Bar this Friday night at 8pm and […]

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