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At The Movies: ‘Chappie’ Strikes An Emotional Chord

At The Movies: ‘Chappie’ Strikes An Emotional Chord

March 7, 2015 at 9:10 am Comments are Disabled

‘Chappie’ By John Lyons I’VE been writing film reviews for TraleeToday.ie on a weekly basis since last summer, and I’ve known that a day would probably come where I’d wind up singing my praises about a film that most folks seem to dislike. Today is that day. What I wasn’t […]

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Mental Health Exhibition To Take Place In Killarney

Mental Health Exhibition To Take Place In Killarney

March 7, 2015 at 9:09 am Comments are Disabled

  A ‘Mental Wellness Exhibition’ will be taking place in the Malton Hotel in Killarney on Sunday, March 8 and is being organised by the voluntary group of ‘Be Aware Prevent Suicide’. There will be guest speakers on the day, including psychologist Tony Humphreys along with the founder of Pieta House, […]

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VIDEO: Watch This Spectacular Aerial Drone Footage Featuring Kerry Beauty Spots

VIDEO: Watch This Spectacular Aerial Drone Footage Featuring Kerry Beauty Spots

March 6, 2015 at 3:22 pm Comments are Disabled

  GOING about our daily routines and the hustle and bustle of city/town life, we sometimes may forget how beautiful the country that we live in really is. Raymond Fogarty of Aircam Ireland is not such a person, as shown by aerial drone footage that was filmed from all around […]

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Funnyman David O’Doherty Set For Tralee Show This Month

March 6, 2015 at 3:10 pm Comments are Disabled

  IT has been announced that one of Ireland’s top comedians David O’Doherty will be playing a show in Siamsa Tire on Saturday, March 21. The Dubliner billed as the “the forgotten Sugababe” and “the bad boy of Zumba” will bring his peculiar world whimsy to a Tralee audience with a new hour […]

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Gaelcholáiste Chiarraí Students To Compete In National Quiz Final

Gaelcholáiste Chiarraí Students To Compete In National Quiz Final

March 6, 2015 at 1:06 pm Comments are Disabled

FOUR students from a local school here in town have won a place in a national table quiz competition that will be taking place on Tuesday, March 10 in Dublin. Gaelcholáiste Ciarraí students Tadhg Mac Suibhne, Donagh Mac Uileagóid, Vince Ó Cathasaigh agus Michéal Ó Duinn recently won the ‘Munster Tráth […]

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VIDEO: Musical Society Makes Manic Video For New Show

VIDEO: Musical Society Makes Manic Video For New Show

March 5, 2015 at 12:39 pm Comments are Disabled

TRALEE Musical Society have released a new promotional video for their upcoming show  based on the much-loved ‘Sister Act’ film…and it’s a little bit mad! The society recently released the promotional poster for their new play/musical which will run from April 8 to April 12 and start at 8pm nightly. […]

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VIDEO: Kerry Men In The Middle East Prepare For GAA World Games

VIDEO: Kerry Men In The Middle East Prepare For GAA World Games

March 4, 2015 at 12:50 pm Comments are Disabled

YOU can take the man out of Kerry but it seems you can never take Kerry out of the man, if the video from the ‘Middle East Kerry Society’ (MEKS) is anything to go by. The team are preparing to compete in the ‘GAA World Games Tournament’ which will be taking […]

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Fiona Heaney Named ‘Kerry Fashion Week’ Business Person Of The Year

Fiona Heaney Named ‘Kerry Fashion Week’ Business Person Of The Year

March 3, 2015 at 2:38 pm Comments are Disabled

  Fiona Heaney, creative director and co-owner of Fee G, has been officially announced as the Kerry Fashion Week (KFW) Irish Fashion Business Person of the Year. She will be presented with her Award by Minister for State for the Diaspora, Jimmy Deenihan TD, and Editor in Chief of Image […]

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VIDEO: Ballyseede Castle Hotel Set To Feature In ‘Ghostcircle’ TV Show On Friday

VIDEO: Ballyseede Castle Hotel Set To Feature In ‘Ghostcircle’ TV Show On Friday

March 3, 2015 at 2:13 pm Comments are Disabled

BALLYSEEDE Castle Hotel will appear on our televisions this Friday, March 6 as the hotel is investigated for any possible ‘paranormal activity’ taking place within its walls. We reported back in October that the hotel was named as one of the ‘Top 10 Haunted Hotels’ in the world according to TripAdvisor. We’ll […]

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Put Your Feet On The Peat In Siamsa Tíre

Put Your Feet On The Peat In Siamsa Tíre

February 28, 2015 at 8:00 am Comments are Disabled

  Siamsa Tíre opened its doors to a new exhibition this week where the entire floor is covered with 3,000 peat briquettes. The exhibition officially opened yesterday (Friday) and will run until March 27.  In it, Sue Morris looks at ideas of domestic need and luxury in the context of our […]

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Kerry Hospice And Recovery Haven To Benefit From Mountain Climb

Kerry Hospice And Recovery Haven To Benefit From Mountain Climb

February 27, 2015 at 11:47 am Comments are Disabled

  The ‘Strickeen Mountain Climb’, now in its third year of operation will be raising funds for two Kerry based organisations when it takes place on March 7. Recovery Haven, which is a cancer support house/group is based here in Tralee and the Kerry Hospice Foundation will benefit greatly from […]

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VIDEO: Tralee College Prepares For Its Open Day

VIDEO: Tralee College Prepares For Its Open Day

February 27, 2015 at 11:32 am Comments are Disabled

  AN open day for ‘Kerry College of Further Education’ (KCFE)will be held at the college in Clash, Tralee on March 5, from 11am-7pm. The event is being geared toward school leavers, those who are unemployed and those who might be looking for a possible change in career direction. The open day […]

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Tralee Bay Wetlands Featured On TG4 Show

Tralee Bay Wetlands Featured On TG4 Show

February 27, 2015 at 11:22 am Comments are Disabled

  Tralee Bay Wetlands featured in the TG4 documentary ‘Duiche’ last night highlighting the exciting work and projects that are taking place there. While it wasn’t its first time on the box, another moment in the national spotlight can only have benefitted the centre and boosted its ever increasing tourism factor. The […]

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Six Things To Do This Weekend

Six Things To Do This Weekend

February 27, 2015 at 11:04 am Comments are Disabled

It’s time for that wonderful time of the week again, where we suggest all the things that you have to do this weekend…or just things that we think are fun anyway. Here we go again… FRIDAY  1. PARENTS, ever fancied yourself a catwalk model? Or if there are any budding catwalk stars at […]

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Tralee Woman Prepares For Gruelling Indoor ‘Ironman’ For Charity

Tralee Woman Prepares For Gruelling Indoor ‘Ironman’ For Charity

February 26, 2015 at 12:21 pm Comments are Disabled

  MOST of us recoil from the idea of any sort of exercise that could be described as gruelling, while some might not even know what an ‘Ironman’ is. All of this is certainly not the case for Tralee woman, Alison Reidy. She is currently preparing to go toe-to-toe with […]

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200 Mercy Mounthawk girl students take part in 'Black Wednesday'. Photo by Gavin O'Connor.

Mounthawk Students Stage ‘Black Wednesday’ As Part Of ‘Malala’ Week

February 26, 2015 at 11:34 am Comments are Disabled

  MERCY Mounthawk demonstrated their illustrious history in the area of campaigning and charity on Wednesday. The ‘Mercy Mounthawk Justice and Peace Group’ kicked off their latest campaign to raise awareness about those in the world who are denied an education. The ‘Justice and Peace Group’ is one that aims to […]

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Kerry Business Womens Network To Host Special Event In Ballygarry

Kerry Business Womens Network To Host Special Event In Ballygarry

February 25, 2015 at 12:08 pm Comments are Disabled

  BALLYGARRY House Hotel is preparing to play host to a very special event on Thursday March 5, as the Kerry Business Womens Network (KBWN) arrives at the venue for their conference. The KBWN’s conference will be entitled “Agents of Change–Empowering Women through Education” where there will be keynote speeches […]

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were, from left: Alison Roche, Kevin Riordan and Helen Parker. Photo by Gavin O'Connor.

Recovery Haven To Hold A ‘Mods & Minis’ Fashion Show For Charity

February 25, 2015 at 11:55 am Comments are Disabled

PARENTS, ever fancied yourself a catwalk model? Or if there are any budding catwalk stars at home, they take note as your lucky day might the corner. ‘Recovery Haven Cancer Support House’ along with CH Chemists and Mods & Minis from here in town are preparing to host a fundraising fashion […]

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Tralee Rugby Club Fundraiser To Help Replace Stolen Floodlights

Tralee Rugby Club Fundraiser To Help Replace Stolen Floodlights

February 25, 2015 at 11:54 am Comments are Disabled

  Tralee Rugby Football Club are preparing to host a fundraising night on Friday, March 6 at 9pm in an effort to raise much needed funds for the club. The event will be a race night that will be held in O’Donnells Bar in Mounthawk with cash prizes on offer […]

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VIDEO: Kilfynn Prepares For Inaugural Soap Box Derby Race

VIDEO: Kilfynn Prepares For Inaugural Soap Box Derby Race

February 24, 2015 at 12:46 pm Comments are Disabled

  PEOPLE of a certain age may remember the ‘Wacky Races’ cartoon show that entertained us growing up. Well, a village in Kerry has taken it upon themselves to stage their very own version of the show…well, sort of! The Kilfynn Soap Box Derby is only days away (it will take place on Sunday, March […]

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VIDEO: Fels Point Hotel All Set To Welcome Coronation Street Stars Next Weekend

VIDEO: Fels Point Hotel All Set To Welcome Coronation Street Stars Next Weekend

February 22, 2015 at 11:30 am Comments are Disabled

DON’T forget that there’s still time to book your tickets for the Coronation Street night Fels Point Hotel this Saturday, February 28. The actors who play the characters, Owen Armstrong and Gary Windass, will be appearing there on the first date on their nationwide tour of their new ‘Gary and Owen Men at […]

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The Aqua Dome's 4,000,000th visitors Kate and Cian McCarthy with Aqua Dome manager, Mags O'Sullivan. Photo by Gavin O'Connor.

Celebrations As Aqua Dome Welcomes Its 4,000,000th Visitor

February 21, 2015 at 5:41 am Comments are Disabled

A GREAT sense of anticipation was in the air just after 3pm on Friday as the staff of the Aqua Dome nervously waited to see who would be the 4,000,000th visitor through their doors. The balloons were in place at the entrance, the cake in place and the stage was set for the arrival […]

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At The Movies: ‘Whiplash’ Is A Suspense Masterpiece

At The Movies: ‘Whiplash’ Is A Suspense Masterpiece

February 21, 2015 at 5:39 am Comments are Disabled

‘Whiplash’  By John Lyons It’s not even March yet, and already I think I’ve found my favourite film of 2015 – ‘Whiplash’. ‘Whiplash’ is this ferocious, raw, visceral experience that’s guaranteed to give audiences a relentless surge of adrenaline. I would wholeheartedly declare ‘Whiplash’ to be a truly magnificent film, […]

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Former Gaelcholáiste Chiarraí Student Directing RTE Show

Former Gaelcholáiste Chiarraí Student Directing RTE Show

February 20, 2015 at 9:26 am Comments are Disabled

A FORMER Gaelcholáiste Chiarraí student is the director of a show which is proving hugely popular on the RTE Player. Shaun O’Connor who is originally from Castleisland and along with his friend, writer and star of the show Tadhg Hickey are currently the success of ‘(R)onanism’. The short comedy show went online on RTE […]

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Five Things To Do In Town This Weekend

Five Things To Do In Town This Weekend

February 20, 2015 at 9:25 am Comments are Disabled

It’s the weekend again so that means you’ll be looking for something to do. Right?… FRIDAY 1. Let’s Get Quizzical Fancy yourself as quite the table quiz contestant? Well then, the ‘Kerry School Of Music’ will be hosting their very own table quiz in The Brogue Inn tonight at 7.30pm, so […]

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Kerry Hotel Makes ‘Condé Nast’ World’s Best List

Kerry Hotel Makes ‘Condé Nast’ World’s Best List

February 20, 2015 at 9:25 am Comments are Disabled

IT must be awards season in the tourism industry with news that another Kerry hotel has won a prestigious accolade. Ard na Sidhe Country House, which is situated on the shores of Caragh Lake, Killorglin near the scenic Ring Of Kerry has made the prestigious ‘Condé Nast Travellers’ list for […]

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Cyclists Gear Up For ‘Lacey Cup’ Race In Tralee This Sunday

Cyclists Gear Up For ‘Lacey Cup’ Race In Tralee This Sunday

February 17, 2015 at 10:20 am Comments are Disabled

THE 2015 Lacey Cup, the grand opener in the cycling season here in Munster, is all set to kick off this year on Sunday, February 22. The event, which is being be hosted by Tralee Manor West Bicycle Club with the headquarters for cyclists at the Manor West Hotel who sponsor […]

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‘Walk 4 Life Kerry’ Gathering Pace In Suicide Awareness Campaign

‘Walk 4 Life Kerry’ Gathering Pace In Suicide Awareness Campaign

February 15, 2015 at 9:07 am Comments are Disabled

MARK your calendars for April 25, as a new event dedicated to raising awareness to mental health and suicide awareness/prevention is currently being organised and it promises to be a very special occasion. ‘Walk 4 Life Kerry’ will be a 5km walk that will be held around Tralee with the […]

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Elsa, Anna and Co. To Visit North Kerry For ‘Frozen Fest’ Next Month

Elsa, Anna and Co. To Visit North Kerry For ‘Frozen Fest’ Next Month

February 14, 2015 at 10:34 am Comments are Disabled

YOU can expect a small exodus from Tralee this March 8 as a Ballybunion venue is set to be transformed into Arendelle for a ‘Frozen Fest’. JD’s Nightclub in the town will host the event, where up to 500 young people will have the chance to meet the characters as […]

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At The Movies: ‘Fifty Shades Of Grey’ Is All Build Up And No Climax

At The Movies: ‘Fifty Shades Of Grey’ Is All Build Up And No Climax

February 14, 2015 at 10:28 am Comments are Disabled

‘Fifty Shades Of Grey’ By John Lyons I wouldn’t be a true cinema lover if I didn’t do a meticulous amount of research in my spare time. And I certainly wouldn’t be a true film critic if I didn’t keep my ear to the ground at all times. But over […]

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