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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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Mercy Mounthawk transition year students who won first prize  in the intermediate category of the 'Live Life Love' Film Competition. With them, left to right: Aidan Power, Pascal Sheehy and Maurice Galway Photo by Gavin O'Connor

PHOTOS: Positivity And Creativity To The Fore At ‘Live Life Love’ Day In Fels Point

February 12, 2015 at 11:28 am Comments are Disabled

‘LIVE Life Love Day 2015’  was held in Fels Point Hotel yesterday as hundreds gathered for the screening and presentation of the ‘Live Life’ winning films and awards. The event, which celebrated the late Donal Walsh’s message, was presented by RTE’s Aidan Power and guests included RTE’s Paschal Sheehy and Kerry footballer […]

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Internationally Famous DJ Set To Play Horans Nightclub For IT Tralee R&G Week

Internationally Famous DJ Set To Play Horans Nightclub For IT Tralee R&G Week

February 11, 2015 at 9:43 am Comments are Disabled

AN internationally famous Swedish DJ is all set to play Horans Nightclub for the IT Tralee R&G week next Thursday. Jonas Erik Altberg, who is most well known as his stage name ‘Basshunter’ will be the headlining act for the IT Tralee R&G (Raising and Giving) week in the nightclub on […]

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Recovery Haven To Hold Cancer Support Evening

Recovery Haven To Hold Cancer Support Evening

February 11, 2015 at 9:42 am Comments are Disabled

  THERE will be a ‘Cancer Support Group’ evening held on Wednesday, February 18 in the Recovery Haven Cancer Support House from 6pm-7pm. The group will offer an opportunity to those who come to talk freely and openly about cancer and dealing with its impact on their lives. Recovery Haven […]

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At The Omniplex: ‘The Interview’ Doesn’t Go Well

At The Omniplex: ‘The Interview’ Doesn’t Go Well

February 8, 2015 at 11:17 am Comments are Disabled

‘The Interview’ By John Lyons Seth Rogen’s newest comedy venture made worldwide headlines last December when North Korea officially condemned the film, declaring it to be an “act of war”. In the weeks to follow, an unknown source hacked Sony Pictures. There were implications of a terrorist attack, the film was […]

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Kerry Comes To Global Attention With National Geographic Cover

Kerry Comes To Global Attention With National Geographic Cover

February 6, 2015 at 3:21 pm 1 comment

  KERRY has once again come to global attention after featuring in an 11-page spread in the  February/March 2015 issue of the of ‘National Geographic Traveler’. As one of the most recognizable magazines worldwide, it is another big win for Kerry tourism to have ‘Ross Castle’ in Killarney featured as the cover […]

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Three Things To Do Around Town This Weekend

Three Things To Do Around Town This Weekend

February 6, 2015 at 10:04 am Comments are Disabled

Charity nights,  business expositions and a one-man play? It must the weekend and it must be Tralee. Here’s what’s on for you… FRIDAY 1. What Lies Underneath… If you’re not completely beat from the week come Friday evening, you should definitely head down to Síamsa Tíre! ‘Underneath’ is one play […]

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Fenit Native Aims To Impress Judges On ‘The Voice Of Ireland’

Fenit Native Aims To Impress Judges On ‘The Voice Of Ireland’

February 5, 2015 at 3:35 pm Comments are Disabled

A FENIT native will try to impress judges this weekend on the hit TV talent show ‘The Voice Of Ireland’. Eighteen-year-old Shauna Nolan, a Leaving Certificate student now in Carrigaline Community School in Cork, will be participating in the blind auditions of the show at 6.30pm this Sunday night. Shauna, who attended St […]

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Curtain Comes Up On Tralee Theatre Group’s Play

Curtain Comes Up On Tralee Theatre Group’s Play

February 5, 2015 at 11:41 am 1 comment

IT’S nearly showtime for members of the Zyber Theatre as they begin a three night run of their new play tonight. The Tralee-based group presents ‘CrissCross’, a new play by John Fraher at the Ivy Leaf  Theatre, Castleisland on Thursday, Friday and Saturday, 5th, 6th and 7th of February at 8pm. […]

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24 Hour ‘Rowathon’ in Tralee Hopes To Raise Clubhouse Funds

24 Hour ‘Rowathon’ in Tralee Hopes To Raise Clubhouse Funds

February 3, 2015 at 11:36 am Comments are Disabled

A LOCAL club in Tralee is preparing to host Ireland’s first ever ‘on-the-water 24-hour rowathon’ this coming March. The event, which will be run by Tralee Rowing Club (TRC), is  aimed at creating awareness of the club and more importantly the recently constructed boathouse at the canal for which funding is needed […]

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New Golf Training Facility Swings Into Action In Tralee

New Golf Training Facility Swings Into Action In Tralee

February 1, 2015 at 10:20 am Comments are Disabled

            A NEW business opened in Tralee on Monday last, where golfers can hit the fairways of the Tralee and Ballybunion courses from inside a building in Killerisk (that’s some drive)! The golf performance centre, which is located opposite Manor Village Filling Station, is already garnering rave reviews […]

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At The Omniplex: ‘Big Hero 6’

At The Omniplex: ‘Big Hero 6’

February 1, 2015 at 10:19 am Comments are Disabled

ADMITTEDLY, I wasn’t too sure what to expect going into this film. I knew that it had been well-received in America, but I was expecting Disney’s next film to be the big follow-up to ‘Frozen’ and ‘Tangled’, not an adaptation of an obscure Marvel comic book series about some chunky-looking […]

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Five Things To Look Forward To In February…

Five Things To Look Forward To In February…

January 31, 2015 at 10:30 am 1 comment

We’re almost there… Let’s be honest here and admit that January wouldn’t rank high on everyone’s list of favourite months. Crap weather, no money, and the hangover, after the party that is December, kicks in. Bu we’re almost through it and we here at TraleeToday.ie felt that we should give people a […]

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At The Omniplex: ‘Birdman’ Is Powerful, Moving, Must-See Cinema

At The Omniplex: ‘Birdman’ Is Powerful, Moving, Must-See Cinema

January 24, 2015 at 9:54 am Comments are Disabled

‘Birdman’ By John Lyons Films aren’t what they used to be, or at least that’s what many movie-buffs will often tell you in a bout of cynicism. However, there is some truth to be found in that sentiment. More films are being made today than ever before, and sadly, by […]

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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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