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Bookmaker Willie O'Donovan hands over the winnings to the Clare Rose Joanne O'Gorman and her Escort Dan Gallagher at the Kerry International Horse and Pony Race Meeting at Ballybeggan on Saturday. Photo by Dermot Crean

Photos: Racing Fun At Ballybeggan…And The Roses Turned Up!

August 18, 2014 at 12:42 pm Comments are Disabled

THERE was great fun to be had at Ballybeggan over the weekend for the Kerry International Horse and Pony racing. The crowds weren’t as big as hoped, but it proved to be an entertaining couple of days with some of the Roses turning up on the Saturday for a flutter. […]

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VIDEO: Orlagh Winters Talks To Daithi About Tralee And The Festival

VIDEO: Orlagh Winters Talks To Daithi About Tralee And The Festival

August 17, 2014 at 9:43 am Comments are Disabled

  HE’S the main man tomorrow and Tuesday so Orlagh Winters caught up with Rose of Tralee host, Daithi ó Sé, to find out how he was feeling about the Festival. He also talks about how “immaculate” the town of Tralee is looking and what a great place it is for […]

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Video/Photos: More Glamour From Last Night’s Rose Ball

Video/Photos: More Glamour From Last Night’s Rose Ball

August 16, 2014 at 10:11 am Comments are Disabled

Over 1,100 people joined the 32 Roses, their Escorts, celebrities, sponsors and guests for  the Kerrygold sponsored Rose Ball last night and TraleeToday.ie was there to capture the glamour. Among the well-known celebrities attending were Love/Hate actor Tom Vaughan Lawlor, TV Presenter Diane Banici, GAA President Liam O Neill, New York […]

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Festival Countdown: Traffic Plan For The Duration Of The Rose

Festival Countdown: Traffic Plan For The Duration Of The Rose

August 14, 2014 at 11:12 am Comments are Disabled

The Gardai have issued the following details of the Road Closures for the Rose Of Tralee Festival beginning tomorrow. FRIDAY, 15/08/14 From 2.00 p.m. on Friday, 15th August to 12.00 a.m. On Saturday, 16th August Denny Street Lower Castle Street (one-way) From 5.00 p.m. on Friday, 15th August to 12.00 […]

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Festival Countdown: Mark’s All Set For His Escort Service

Festival Countdown: Mark’s All Set For His Escort Service

August 14, 2014 at 9:06 am Comments are Disabled

WHAT a week in store for Mark Sheehy. The only homegrown Rose Escort, Mark, from Blackrock, is preparing to be the perfect gentleman to a lucky Rose for the duration of the Festival and he can’t wait to get started. The 26 year old UCD Commerce student joined the 31 other escorts last […]

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Daniel O'Donnell with fan Brenda Houlihan in Cuil Didin nursing home. Photo by Martin Houlihan.

Video/Photos: Daniel Comes To Town For Brenda

August 14, 2014 at 9:05 am Comments are Disabled

LUCKY residents of the Cúil Dídin nursing home had a famous visitor last Saturday. Brenda Houlihan is a huge Daniel O’Donnell and was delighted to see the man himself call in especially to see her. The visit all came about after a concert last year when Brenda asked Daniel to pay her […]

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Twins Sophie and Fiona Woulfe after receiving their results at Presentation school on Wednesday. Photo by Dermot Crean

Photos: Happy Faces As Students Collect Leaving Cert Results

August 13, 2014 at 3:48 pm Comments are Disabled

THERE was great excitement in schools around town on Wednesday morning as students collected their Leaving Cert results. Over in Presentation Secondary School, Principal Sheila Pontillo handed out the envelopes and wished all the girls well for the future. “We’ve very pleased with the results,” said Ms Pontillo, who revealed […]

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Sean O'Sullivan with Rory McIlroy.

Video: McIlroy Sends Best Wishes To Tralee Golf Club President

August 13, 2014 at 1:45 pm Comments are Disabled

THERE was a nice surprise for Tralee Golf Club President Gerard O’Sullivan Tuesday when the worlds number one golfer Rory McIlroy sent him a video message via Facebook. “It was a lovely gesture,” said Gerard.  “I haven’t seen it myself yet, but I’ve been getting loads of text messages, mainly […]

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Receiving their Leaving Cert results in Mercy Mounthawk were, from left: Megan Banbry, Kelly Field, Niamh Hurley and Emma Murray. Photo by Gavin O'Connor.

Video/Photos: Leaving Cert Students’ Joy In Mounthawk And Brookfield

August 13, 2014 at 1:40 pm Comments are Disabled

MERCY Mounthawk and Brookfield College reverberated to the sound of nervous students receiving their Leaving Cert exam results on Wednesday morning, after months of hard work and anguish. “We’re absolutely delighted with the results,” said Principal of Brookfield College, Elisha Dowling. “One of our students got 625 points while we […]

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TraleeToday.ie Gets 500,000 Pageviews In Less Than Four Months

TraleeToday.ie Gets 500,000 Pageviews In Less Than Four Months

August 13, 2014 at 9:09 am Comments are Disabled

TRALEETODAY.IE reached another milestone on Tuesday when we surpassed 500,000 pageviews in less than four months in operation. The number shows that more and more people are visiting the site to get their daily dose of news, sport and fun stuff from the Kingdom’s capital. The figures from Google Analytics show that 54,756 unique users […]

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‘Fancy’ Local Business Makes It To Electric Picnic

‘Fancy’ Local Business Makes It To Electric Picnic

August 13, 2014 at 9:08 am Comments are Disabled

ANOTHER Tralee name can be added to the Electric Picnic line-up along with Gary Keane, Oi Oi Soundsystem and The Gluten Free Kitchen. Novelty T-Shirt business, Fancypants Tees will also be selling their products at Ireland’s largest music festival. “We are absolutely thrilled with the news, it’s a fantastic boost,” […]

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Mona Butler, Archdeacon Susan Watterson, Susan Keating and Niall Groves looking forward to the recitals this weekend by acclaimed organist, Glen Moore. Photo by Dermot Crean

Take A Break From The Festival At Recital In St John’s Ashe Street

August 13, 2014 at 9:08 am Comments are Disabled

IF you’re looking for an oasis of calm from the crazy hustle and bustle of the Rose of Tralee festival then a visit to the 800 year old St John’s Church in Ashe Street is in order this weekend. The beautiful Church Of Ireland venue will host recitals  from organist Glen […]

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At the fundraiser and 40 birthday celebrations for Darren Mullery were, from left: Sean Flood, Anne Flood, Daniella Mullery, Darren Mullery and Rebecca Roche. Photo by Gavin O'Connor.

Photos: Great Turnout For Darren’s Fundraising Night

August 11, 2014 at 12:50 pm Comments are Disabled

FRIENDS and family of  Darren Mullery came together Sunday night in the Fels Point Hotel to raise funds for a car for him and his family. It was also the occasion of his 40th birthday celebrations. “They said there was going to be a party for me and it came […]

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Video: Sinn Fein Keeps Up Protests Against Gaza Bombings

Video: Sinn Fein Keeps Up Protests Against Gaza Bombings

August 11, 2014 at 12:04 pm Comments are Disabled

SATURDAY last saw another gathering of people in the Square to protest against the violence in Gaza following a fresh wave of bombings at the weekend. About 100 or so took part in the Sinn Fein-organised demonstration which marched through the town.   “We’ll be out here as long as we have […]

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Video: Ask Tralee – What Are Your Favourite Festival Memories?

Video: Ask Tralee – What Are Your Favourite Festival Memories?

August 11, 2014 at 10:04 am Comments are Disabled

WHETHER it’s James Last in Austin Stack Park, James Brown on Denny Street, the old Dome tent in the Brandon Car Park or the Beat On The Street, the Festival has created some fantastic memories down the years. TraleeToday.ie’s Ryan Higgins asked some people on the streets of Tralee about their favourite […]

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Strictly Mary: Baby’s Been Put In The Corner

Strictly Mary: Baby’s Been Put In The Corner

August 9, 2014 at 10:08 am Comments are Disabled

  Our Beauty Columnist, Mary O’Donnell, is taking part in this year’s Austin Stacks Strictly Come Dancing, which takes place in the Dome on August 23. Here she keeps us informed on her progress… A STRANGE thing happened since I started dancing. Over the last few weeks I have noticed it […]

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Photos: Style And Glamour At Presentation Students Ball

Photos: Style And Glamour At Presentation Students Ball

August 8, 2014 at 11:41 am Comments are Disabled

THERE was red carpet glamour at the Ballyroe Heights Hotel on Thursday night, as teenagers glammed up for the Presentation Tralee Students Debs Ball. About 240 teenagers attended the €55 a head affair and there was no expense spared on the dresses either judging by the style on show as they all enjoyed the occasion. […]

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Festival Memories: Tommy Walsh On How Special The Rose Is For Tralee

Festival Memories: Tommy Walsh On How Special The Rose Is For Tralee

August 8, 2014 at 9:25 am Comments are Disabled

Former Kerry GAA star, Tommy Walsh, now playing in Australia for the Sydney Swans, writes about his memories of the Rose festival and says the Tralee people should never take it for granted… MY earliest memory of the Festival is watching the parade. My father had – and still has – offices […]

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Get Ready For The Best Ladies Day Ever In Listowel

Get Ready For The Best Ladies Day Ever In Listowel

August 8, 2014 at 9:20 am Comments are Disabled

MID-SEPTEMBER can only mean one thing in Kerry: Listowel Race Week. Thousands of racing and fashion fans from Tralee and all over the county will converge on ‘the Island’ for what is essentially the end of the summer in north Kerry. And the highlight for most will be the Chic Boutique […]

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Tralee Woman Wins Best Dressed Lady At Dublin Horse Show

Tralee Woman Wins Best Dressed Lady At Dublin Horse Show

August 7, 2014 at 5:39 pm Comments are Disabled

TRALEE milliner, Carol Kennelly, added another feather to her cap, so to speak, when the acclaimed designer won the Best Dressed Lady competition at the Dublin Horse Show this afternoon. Carol won the competition in a dress designed by another Kerry woman, Tina Griffin, from Killorglin and of course, her own headpiece. Carol, […]

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Fresh New Start For Tralee’s Lidl Store

Fresh New Start For Tralee’s Lidl Store

August 7, 2014 at 12:36 pm Comments are Disabled

TRALEE’s new look Lidl store opened its doors this morning a week earlier than anticipated. “Basically we’ve done a total modernization of the store. The original store had been open in Tralee for 11 years so we pretty much cleared out the place and revamped it,” said Stuart Mangan, Lidl […]

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Who Wants To Bring This 223 Year-Old Cup Home From London?

Who Wants To Bring This 223 Year-Old Cup Home From London?

August 7, 2014 at 12:00 pm Comments are Disabled

THE races are coming back to Ballybeggan for the Rose Festival weekend, restoring the tradition of the sport in the town which has gone on for hundreds of years. It was coincidental then that TraleeToday.ie came across a piece of silverware currently on sale in a London antique store. Daniel Bexfield Antiques […]

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Benefit Night To Be Held For Darren And Family

Benefit Night To Be Held For Darren And Family

August 7, 2014 at 10:54 am Comments are Disabled

DARREN Mullery came to national attention last month when his ‘Rocky’ themed video on Youtube went viral. The video, which was made by his friends in the Tralee Musical Society, was inspired by Darren’s fight against pancreatic cancer. As it stands, the video has amassed 110,000 views on Youtube. This […]

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A closeup look at the three roses that are now situated on the Tralee bypass. Photo by Gavin O'Connor.

Sculpture Stems From The Tradition Of The Rose Festival

August 7, 2014 at 10:05 am Comments are Disabled

YOU may have noticed a new addition on the side of our roads in the last few days. A towering sculpture of three roses can be seen on the new bypass coming into town. The sculpture, by artist Rory Breslin, features three blood red roses rising from the earth and […]

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Kerry Taste Buds Will Tingle In Manor West

Kerry Taste Buds Will Tingle In Manor West

August 5, 2014 at 12:55 pm Comments are Disabled

DURING Rose festival week you’ll be able to sample some of the unique food of the county as the ‘Taste of Kerry’ comes back to Manor West Retail Park. The event will take place on Saturday/Sunday, August 16/17. The event will run from noon to 6pm on both days. “There […]

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Breda Browne, Christy Browne, Della Finn and Michael Finn at the St John's Park reunion night at Stoker's Lodge on Saturday. Photo by Ryan Higgins

Photos: St John’s Park Residents Reunite In Stoker’s

August 5, 2014 at 12:31 pm Comments are Disabled

By Ryan Higgins IT was a great night for renewing old friendships and making new connections at Stoker’s Lodge on Saturday, as the St John’s Park residents held a reunion for past and present residents. “The night is a great get-together for neighbours who grew up together around St John’s Park,” said organiser Helen […]

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Klaudio Dema, Brian Hill, Cian Kennedy and Josh O'Reilly at the Tralee Dynamos Social and Awards Night in the Meadowlands Hotel. Photo by Ryan Higgins

Photos: A Dynamite Night For The Dynamos

August 5, 2014 at 11:53 am 1 comment

  By Ryan Higgins There was great fashion on show at the Tralee Dynamos Social and Awards night in the Meadowlands Hotel on Sunday night. Players and supporters turned out to enjoy the occasion but to also raise funds for the club. The night which was in aid of the rebranding of […]

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John Hamill, DJ O’Neill, Tom Houlihan and Evelyn Houlihan, Ballyduff, in Croke Park for the game on Sunday. Photo by Dermot Crean

Photos: The Kingdom Invades Croker

August 4, 2014 at 2:52 pm Comments are Disabled

    We were in Croke Park yesterday for the Kerry V Galway match and captured some of the fans up for the match. Scroll down for photos…    

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Micheal Rice, Aoife McCabe, Joanne Masterson and Padraig Mulrennan enjoying the atmosphere outside James Gill pub near Croke Park on Sunday. Photo by Dermot Crean

Photos: Kerry Fans Up For The Match In Dublin

August 4, 2014 at 2:38 pm Comments are Disabled

IT was a great day in Dublin on Sunday for Kerry fans, as they saw their team beat the men from Galway. There was a small enough crowd in Croke Park but a few thousand Kerry fans made the journey up to support the lads and there was a good smattering […]

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At the ‘The Trevor Barrett Memorial Hurling Tournament’ were, from left: Aisling O'Mahony, Conor Jordan, Shane O'Callaghan, Fergal McNamara, Paul Barrett. Photo by Gavin O'Connor.

Poignant Tribute To Trevor In Connolly Park

August 4, 2014 at 1:28 pm Comments are Disabled

FORMER Austin Stacks GAA dual player Trevor Barrett was remembered on Saturday with a memorial hurling tournament in his name. “Trevor was the heartbeat of the club, his death is still very raw. This tournament has been fitting tribute, but also quite poignant” said Mark Power, Austin Stacks Senior Hurling […]

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