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Marian Teahan, Bláthín Griffin, Denise McKenzie and Kinga Grunau at the CH Chemists Christmasn Party in The Imperial Hotel on Saturday night. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: A Belated Christmas Party For CH Chemists Staff

January 8, 2018 at 10:08 am Comments are Disabled

WHILE most other businesses and organisations were out partying in December, the staff at CH Chemists were flat out taking care of customers for Christmas. Saturday night then was a chance to reward the staff with a fun Christmas party in The Imperial Hotel. There was cocktails, food, fun and, […]

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Front from left; Deirdre O'Connor, Karena Slattery, Aisling Sheehan and Teresa Horgan. Back from left; Olivia O'Shea, Catriona Ni Dhomhnall, Gemma O'Connell, Ciara Curtin and Ciara Rogers celebrating Women's Christmas in Benner's Hotel on Saturday night. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Women’s Christmas Celebrated All Over Town

January 7, 2018 at 11:16 am Comments are Disabled

THE final fling of the festive season took place last night as ladies hit the town for Women’s Christmas. Traditionally signalling the end of Christmas, the hotels and restaurants were packed out all over town as families and groups of friends enjoyed a night out. We travelled around to Kirby’s […]

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Sarah Benner, Barbara Higgins, Jacqueline Higgins and Laura Burke at Rebecca Shortt's 'Beautiful Favourites' Skincare and Make-Up Demo in Benner's Hotel on Saturday evening. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Rebecca Shares Her ‘Beautiful Favourites’ In Benner’s

January 7, 2018 at 11:15 am Comments are Disabled

A LOCAL make-up artist held a skincare and make-up event at Benner’s Hotel on Saturday evening. There was a great turnout for Rebecca Shortt’s ‘Beautiful Favourites’ event — sponsored by Blank Canvas Cosmetics — where guests enjoyed prosecco and canapés on arrival followed by make-up and skincare demos and the […]

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Roger Harty: Smile, It’s Good For You

Roger Harty: Smile, It’s Good For You

January 7, 2018 at 11:13 am Comments are Disabled

IF we want to get on in life, which I’m sure any rational thinking person does, then it is very obvious that we should do things that are of benefit to us. Yes, I know I’m being a little pedantic when I say we should exercise daily, watch what we […]

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Shay Walsh, Hannah Lenihan, Lauren Griffin, Tom Houston, Niamh O'Sullivan and Shane McElligott at the Mercy Mounthawk Students' Debs Ball at Ballyroe Heights Hotel on Thursday night. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: More Glamour From The Mercy Mounthawk Students’ Debs Ball (Part 2)

January 6, 2018 at 9:32 am Comments are Disabled

YESTERDAY we brought coverage of the Mercy Mounthawk Students Debs Ball at the Ballyroe Heights Hotel (click here for previous photos). The style and glamour was only stunning at the event which drew around 300 teenagers. Here’s the second part of our photos taken at the start of the night…

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Katelyn Cashman, Seniz Kuccuk, Fiona O'Shea and Kasia Bella at the Mercy Mounthawk Students' Debs Ball at Ballyroe Heights Hotel on Thursday night. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Hundreds Enjoy Mercy Mounthawk Students’ Debs Ball (Part 1)

January 5, 2018 at 10:58 am Comments are Disabled

DEBS season in Tralee drew to a close last night when over 300 students partied at the Ballyroe Heights Hotel. After CBS The Green and Gaelcholáiste Chiarraí held their debs over the past week, this time it was the turn of Mercy Mounthawk students to organise their ball. They certainly […]

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Get Active At The ‘Operation Transformation’ Walk From The Wetlands

Get Active At The ‘Operation Transformation’ Walk From The Wetlands

January 4, 2018 at 11:57 am Comments are Disabled

KERRY Recreation and Sports Partnership have again joined forces with Sport Ireland and Healthy Ireland for this year’s Operation Transformation Walk. The national event, now in its eighth year, has always had a great turn out with thousands of people donning their walking shoes and getting active. The Kerry Operation […]

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Femma Lynch, Mia Duggan and Tirna Brosnan at the Gaelcholáiste Chiarraí students' Debs Ball at Ballyroe Heights Hotel on Tuesday night. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Students From Gaelcholáiste Chiarraí Enjoy Debs Ball

January 3, 2018 at 11:49 am Comments are Disabled

THE wind howled and rain lashed the windows as Storm Eleanor came to town, but the students from Gaelcholáiste Chiarraí stayed dry and happy in Ballyroe Heights Hotel last night. Over 120 teenagers sat down for a meal followed by some great entertainment at the Debs Ball organised by the […]

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Born To Run Club Event Shortlisted For Award

Born To Run Club Event Shortlisted For Award

January 3, 2018 at 10:19 am 1 comment

LOCAL running club, Born To Run, are hoping people will take the time to vote for them in an upcoming awards. The Born to Run 40 Mile Ultra has made the final short list for the Running in Ireland Race Awards 2017. You can cast your vote for them in […]

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Participants at the start of the Jimmy Duffy Memorial Cycle on Saturday morning. Photo by Dermot Crean

Get Active At The Annual Jimmy Duffy Memorial Cycle

January 2, 2018 at 1:17 pm Comments are Disabled

TIME to get active again after the Christmas/New Year period and what better way than to achieve this than by getting the bike out for a cycle. The Jimmy Duffy Memorial Cycle takes place Saturday, January 13 at 11am from St. Pat’s GAA Club, Blennerville. The event is held annually […]

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Massive Increase In Patients Waiting On Trolleys At UHK Since Decade Began

Massive Increase In Patients Waiting On Trolleys At UHK Since Decade Began

January 2, 2018 at 12:54 pm Comments are Disabled

THE numbers of patients waiting on trolleys at University Hospital Kerry has risen from 623 in 2010 to 2,215  in 2017 according the the latest trolley watch figures. The figures from the Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation (INMO) also show that there was an increase of one third on the […]

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Finbarr and Mairead Canty and Kate and David Leen at The Rose Hotel's New Year's Eve Black-Tie Ball. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Style At The Rose Hotel’s New Year’s Eve Ball

January 1, 2018 at 11:47 am Comments are Disabled

WHILE the fireworks were kicking off in the town centre, over 65 people were arriving in The Rose Hotel for a swish night out to welcome 2018. While many hotels used to host New Year’s Eve balls in the past, The Rose Hotel was the only place to hold a […]

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At the launch of the 5k A Day for January Challenge in the Ashe Hotel earlier this month were, kneeling;  Luke Boyle. Back; Colin 'Poshey' Aherne, Elma Walsh and Breda Dyland. Photo by Dermot Crean

5k A Day Challenge For January Has Already Raised A Lot Of Money

January 1, 2018 at 11:44 am Comments are Disabled

TODAY is the day. The turkey and ham are well gone, the bottle banks are heaving and changes have had to be made to notches on the belt. Now it’s time for a change and the perfect start can be made by starting the 5k a day January challenge for positive […]

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Roger Harty: New Beginnings

Roger Harty: New Beginnings

December 31, 2017 at 11:21 am Comments are Disabled

I CANNOT think of a better way to finish the old year and to begin the New year than with a bit of humour. Ok here goes. What’s the difference between commitment and involvement ? In the case of a bacon and egg sandwich – the chicken is involved while […]

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Graham Moriarty Flynn, Isabella Flamini, Andrea O'Callaghan and Daniel Sveda at the CBS The Green students Debs Ball at Ballyroe Heights Hotel on Friday night. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Glamour At The CBS Students’ Debs Ball At Ballyroe

December 30, 2017 at 11:25 am Comments are Disabled

STUDENTS from CBS The Green held their Debs Ball at Ballyroe Heights Hotel on Friday night and it was a glamorous affair. Around 130 teenagers sat down for a meal followed by a band and DJ and they were joined by some 100 more partygoers for the ‘afters’. We called […]

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Kristen McKenzie Vass, Erika Fox, Maureen McCarthy and Niamh Comerford at the opening of the new Brush N Blush Salon at Market Gate House on Wednesday. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Top Fashion Blogger Opens New Brush N Blush Salon

December 28, 2017 at 12:56 pm Comments are Disabled

TOP fashion and lifestyle blogger, Erika Fox, was in town on Wednesday to open Brush N Blush’s new salon which has created three new jobs. There was a big crowd of well-wishers at the event who enjoyed champagne and canapés to launch the second Blush N Brush from mother and […]

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Roger Harty: The Real Meaning Of Christmas

Roger Harty: The Real Meaning Of Christmas

December 24, 2017 at 9:09 am 2 comments

IT would truly be a shame if we were to lose out on the real meaning of Christmas in our lives. Yes, it is a wonderful time for celebration, presents, food, visiting friends and relations and gathering of families. Yet, if we are to be honest, there is a certain […]

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Marie Baker, Laura Baker, Therese Diggins, Imelda McGarry and Edel O'Donoghue of Ballybeg Hair Salon enjoying their Christmas party at Benners Hotel on Saturday night. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Saturday Night Is Christmas Party Time Around Tralee

December 17, 2017 at 10:58 am Comments are Disabled

FROM hair salons to department stores, schoolteachers to sailing clubs, there was a lot of people enjoying themselves out on Saturday night. While there’s another weekend before Christmas, the lion’s share of parties have now taken place and some fun was had around town. We captured some of the atmosphere […]

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Louise Duffy To DJ In CH Chemists On Friday

Louise Duffy To DJ In CH Chemists On Friday

December 17, 2017 at 10:57 am Comments are Disabled

THAT’S one way to kick off the weekend. CH Chemists is renowned for its instore events and this Friday is no exception when they welcome Today FM’s Louise Duffy to the store. Louise, who is married to former Kerry GAA star and successful fashion designer Paul Galvin, will be DJing […]

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Anne O'Connor, Paula McElligott and Marian O'Toole at the Kerry ETB staff Christmas party in The Ashe Hotel on Friday night. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Christmas Party Time Around Tralee

December 16, 2017 at 11:38 am Comments are Disabled

THE restaurants, hotels and bars were hopping last night as Christmas parties were held all over town. Even though there’s another nine days to Christmas, most of the parties will be held by the end of this weekend so there’s a great atmosphere around town. We visited Kirby’s Brogue Inn, […]

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Michelle Greaney (right) of Optimal Fitness with Tommy Horan, Anne Kelliher and Christine Brosnan looking forward to the 5k/10k Road Race on New Year's Eve. Photo by Dermot Crean

Michelle’s Invitation To Final Run Of 2017 With 5k/10k Road Race

December 14, 2017 at 2:45 pm Comments are Disabled

A 5K/10K road race will take place on New Years Eve in Tralee to close the year on a healthy note and raise funds for a local charity. Optimal Fitness presents its first 5k and 10k event starting from The Rose Hotel at 11am on Sunday, December 31 and organiser […]

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At the launch of the 5k A Day for January Challenge in the Ashe Hotel on Tuesday night were, kneeling; Jenny Boyle, Tommy Commane and Luke Boyle. Back from left; Noel Kelliher, Yvonne Quill, Michelle McGrath, Elma Walsh, Colin 'Poshey' Aherne, Eamonn McAuliffe, Breda Dyland and Trish Kelly. Photo by Dermot Crean

Over 150 People Already Signed Up For January 5k A Day Challenge

December 13, 2017 at 3:41 pm Comments are Disabled

THE launch of the 5k a day January challenge for positive mental health took place in The Ashe Hotel on Tuesday night and already over 150 people have registered to take part. Colin ‘Poshey’ Aherne was present at the hotel with Elma Walsh from the Donal Walsh Livelife Foundation and […]

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Heather’s Guide To Sorting Out ‘Kris Kindle’ Gifts

Heather’s Guide To Sorting Out ‘Kris Kindle’ Gifts

December 13, 2017 at 2:38 pm Comments are Disabled

Ok, so your family has opted for ‘Kristkindl’/Kris Kindle and you have gone into an immediate panic.  How in all reality can you find clever, inspired and attractive gifts for everyone with a spending cap of €50 each? Fear not, Traleetoday.ie got advice from an expert.  Heather from John Ross Jewellers […]

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Morna and Joe O'Halloran with Eoin Porter and Goldie the dog at the Santa 5k Fun Run from the Tralee Bay Wetlands on Sunday morning. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: More From The Santa 5k Fun Fun At The Wetlands (Part 2)

December 11, 2017 at 12:55 pm Comments are Disabled

AS we brought you earlier (click here if you missed it), the annual Tralee Santa 5k Fun Run was another great success despite the bad weather yesterday morning. Hundreds took to the road from the Tralee Bay Wetlands just after 11am with many dressed in their Santa hats and Christmas […]

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Margaret Healy, Claire Walsh, Hayley Evans, Tracy O'Shea and Anne Walsh at the Christmas Party Night at The Rose Hotel on Saturday night. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Christmas Party Night At The Rose Hotel

December 11, 2017 at 10:44 am Comments are Disabled

THE Rose Hotel was rocking on Saturday night as they hosted a special Christmas party night. Tesco in Manor West, Keane’s Supervalu Killorglin, Lee Strand and many more businesses and groups gathered for a mulled wine/champagne reception followed by a delicious meal and music til the wee hours. We were […]

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The O'Sullivan clan and friends at the Santa 5k Fun Run from the Tralee Bay Wetlands on Sunday morning. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Hundreds Brave The Rain For Santa 5k Fun Run (Part 1)

December 11, 2017 at 10:20 am 1 comment

IT was cold. It was wet. There was lots of red. The annual Tralee Santa 5k Fun Run went ahead on Sunday morning and fair play to the hundreds who turned out to raise much needed funds for the children’s ward at University Hospital Kerry. It was a sea of […]

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Ladies from House Of Glamour in Tralee enjoying their Christmas party at Benner's Hotel on Saturday night. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Town Is Packed With Christmas Party People

December 10, 2017 at 11:30 am Comments are Disabled

TRALEE was rocking last night with people enjoying Christmas parties in pubs, hotels and restaurants all over the town. We were out and about in Kirby’s Brogue Inn, No.4 On The Square, The Ashe Hotel and Benner’s Hotel where people were enjoying themselves in some style. Scroll down for photos…

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Ann Jensen, Suzanne Quill, Jacinta Lucey and Mary Landy at the Aspen Grove Christmas Party in The Rose Hotel on Friday night. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Aspen Grove Staff Enjoy Christmas Party In The Rose Hotel

December 10, 2017 at 11:29 am Comments are Disabled

THE salubrious surroundings of The Rose Hotel provided the setting for Aspen Grove staff to have some fun at their Christmas party. Around 100 employees, including founder Sean Ryan and colleagues from the US, enjoyed ‘Festive Bowls’ of delicious bites while Phil N The Blanks provided the soundtrack to a […]

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Roger Harty: The Power Of Observation

Roger Harty: The Power Of Observation

December 10, 2017 at 11:27 am 2 comments

SOMETIMES, unfortunately, it is only later in life that we learn to appreciate the wisdom that has being handed down to us from our elders. I had an Aunt who would always give the same advice should an argument begin to arise. She would regularly advise “Don’t get inwolved”. I […]

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Keira O'Regan, Gemma Moore, Patricia Healy and Mary Nolan at the Manhattan-Themed Christmas Party in Ballygarry House Hotel on Friday night. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Manhattan Style At Christmas Party Night In Ballygarry

December 9, 2017 at 9:56 am Comments are Disabled

THERE was glamour galore befitting the occasion at the Ballygarry House Hotel on Friday night for their Christmas party night. The theme this year was Manhattan glamour, which is apt as the hotel opened in 1958 as The Manhattan Hotel and so celebrates its 60th anniversary next year. Around 270 […]

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