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Video/Photos: Union J Thrill Their Fans On Denny Street

Video/Photos: Union J Thrill Their Fans On Denny Street

August 16, 2014 at 1:17 pm Comments are Disabled

THERE was a buzz of anticipation on Denny Street before the festival headliners Union J took the stage on Friday night. Young people from far and near came to sample the live experience of one of the hottest boybands around at the moment. Friday night of the festival has been […]

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At The Omniplex: ‘Boyhood’

At The Omniplex: ‘Boyhood’

August 16, 2014 at 10:23 am Comments are Disabled

‘Boyhood’ by John Lyons IN 2002, director Richard Linklater cast a six-year-old boy to star alongside Ethan Hawke and Patricia Arquette in his new film. That year he got all the actors together for a week and shot the first ten minutes of the film. A year later he gathered […]

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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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Photos: #Tralee On Social Media This Week

Photos: #Tralee On Social Media This Week

August 16, 2014 at 9:00 am Comments are Disabled

EACH week we at Traleetoday.ie endeavour to pull together all of the best photos put up in the Tralee area over the past week on social media. With the Rose festival on the horizon here are the week’s top snaps. It has been a pretty decent summer hasn’t it? Kicking […]

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Rose Festival: Seven Things To Do Around Town Today

Rose Festival: Seven Things To Do Around Town Today

August 16, 2014 at 8:58 am 1 comment

HEY! It’s Saturday and the festival is really in full swing with loads to do around town and beyond (don’t forget the races in Ballybeggan!). From the vast array of events, here’s our choices of the day… Rose Signings Where? Imperal Hotel, Grand Hotel, Brogue Inn When? 12pm – 3pm […]

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Ruth Colleran, Aoife O'Brien, Aisling Collins, Ciara Looney, Ciara Murphy at the Rose Ball in the Dome on Friday night. Photo by Dermot Crean

Video/Photos: Fun And Fashion At The Rose Ball

August 15, 2014 at 11:38 pm Comments are Disabled

THERE was some serious style on show at the Fels Point Hotel earlier tonight as guests attended a pre-dinner reception prior to the €125-a-head Rose Ball in the Dome. TraleeToday.ie was there to capture the atmosphere and our fashion columnist Orlagh Winters spoke to some of the well-known ladies there. See the […]

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Rose Ball: Video – The Dome Is Looking Well…And So Is The Menu!

Rose Ball: Video – The Dome Is Looking Well…And So Is The Menu!

August 15, 2014 at 5:28 pm Comments are Disabled

THE tables are set, the menus are in place and the Dome is ready to welcome almost 1,200 guests for the social highlight of the year in Tralee. But what exactly goes into making the Rose Ball special. TraleeToday.ie spoke to Ballyseedy native, Sharon O’Donoghue from Brook Catering about what goes into putting […]

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Colleen Whelan with currant Rose of Tralee Haley O'Sullivan from Texas. Photo by Dermot Crean.

Rose Festival: VIDEO – Colleen To Be A Rose For Weekend Thanks To Share A Dream

August 15, 2014 at 12:32 pm Comments are Disabled

IT was a very special day for 14 year old Colleen Whelan who, with the help of the ‘Share a Dream’ foundation is to be a Rose for the weekend. Colleen suffers from Ulcerated Colitis which caused her intestine to be removed and means she now has a bag for her […]

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Rose Festival: Six Things To Do Around Town Today

Rose Festival: Six Things To Do Around Town Today

August 15, 2014 at 10:38 am Comments are Disabled

OK, the Rose of Tralee International Festival is finally upon us and there’s loads of stuff to do today. Let’s just look at some things you can get up to… 5o Years of Rose Fashion  Where? Kerry County Museum When? 9am – 5pm To mark the 50th anniversary of the Festival back in 2009, […]

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Maria Stack, Darina Stack, Claire Stack, Joan O'Brien and Grace Stack who went to the Nathan Carter concert at the Dome on Thursday night. Photo by Dermot Crean

Photos: Nathan Carter Rocks The Audience In The Dome

August 15, 2014 at 10:24 am Comments are Disabled

THE Roses may arrive today, but the unofficial start to the Festival was last night when Nathan Carter rocked over a thousand people in the Dome. Fresh from appearing on the stage with Daniel O’Donnell over in the INEC the previous night, the Liverpool lad belted out the hits to […]

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David Henry: Songs In The Key Of Life

David Henry: Songs In The Key Of Life

August 15, 2014 at 9:25 am Comments are Disabled

  DAVID Henry is the drummer for local band Enemy Armada who are currently working on a new studio album. These are some of the tracks that charted Dave’s life… 20th Century Boy – T-Rex You’ve only got to play the opening five seconds to this track to hear why […]

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Strictly Mary: The Final Countdown Has Begun

Strictly Mary: The Final Countdown Has Begun

August 15, 2014 at 9:25 am 1 comment

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… THE final countdown has begun and so have the nerves. Rehearsals have increased: we have group ones, […]

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Pascal Power also sent this photo in from last year of himself (second from left) with John Carroll, Benny McElligott and Steven McElligott in the Town Park last year.

Festival Memories: Your Rose Photos From Years Gone By

August 14, 2014 at 12:27 pm Comments are Disabled

WE put a call out on our Facebook page recently, for readers to send in some of their photos from past festivals. While many of you are clearly shy, some of you did share some of your memories. If you would like to send your Rose photos from years gone by, please email them […]

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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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Festival Countdown: Alice Pops In To Wish Festival Staff Well

Festival Countdown: Alice Pops In To Wish Festival Staff Well

August 14, 2014 at 9:03 am Comments are Disabled

FESTIVAL staff had a surprise visitor on Tuesday when the first ever Rose of Tralee popped into HQ. Wicklow resident, Alice O’Sullivan, who won the inaugural contest in 1959, visited staff at the Ashe Memorial Hall to wish them all the best for the week. “I was on my way […]

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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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Zoe’s World: Put Away The Phone And Have Some Fun

Zoe’s World: Put Away The Phone And Have Some Fun

August 13, 2014 at 2:55 pm Comments are Disabled

WE are all living in the 21st century, the technology age. Everything that we do is surrounded by phones or computers. We are no longer just living; we are telling people how we live. Whether it be an innocent instagram photo or a full spiel about how you spent your […]

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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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Shape Up With Siobhan: The Importance Of Recovery

Shape Up With Siobhan: The Importance Of Recovery

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

Our fitness expert, Siobhan Sentry of Advanced Fitness Education, speaks about the importance of recovery… Recovery…. The easy bit! However it is often neglected. All too often you see clients join the gym or begin personal training wanting to do to much too soon, almost feeling guilty when they take […]

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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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Photos: Kerins O’Rahilly’s Free Summer Camp Is Big Draw

Photos: Kerins O’Rahilly’s Free Summer Camp Is Big Draw

August 12, 2014 at 4:42 pm Comments are Disabled

FOR the second year running, Kerins O’Rahilly’s have taken the decision to put on their summer camp completely free of charge. The offer has drawn over 170 children from the ages of 6 and 13 to pass through the gates of their Ballyrickard pitches this week. “We made the move to […]

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Festival Countdown: Meet The 32 Ladies Bidding For Haley’s Crown

Festival Countdown: Meet The 32 Ladies Bidding For Haley’s Crown

August 12, 2014 at 10:17 am Comments are Disabled

Y’ALL excited now? We certainly are here in TraleeToday.ie We thought that with just three days to go until the Festival begins, you’d like to meet the 32 Rose of Tralee contestants who are hoping to succeed last year’s winner, Texas Rose Haley O’Sullivan. Just click on the link here to see the […]

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Festival Countdown: Look To The Skies This Sunday!

Festival Countdown: Look To The Skies This Sunday!

August 12, 2014 at 9:58 am Comments are Disabled

ONE of the highlights of the Rose of Tralee festival for the past few years has been the spectacular Skyfest on Sunday and this year promises to be no different. SkyFest 2014 returns with a super line-up and this year organisers have made the viewing experience even better to allow spectators […]

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Festival Countdown: Which Rose Is Twinned With Your Local?

Festival Countdown: Which Rose Is Twinned With Your Local?

August 12, 2014 at 9:27 am Comments are Disabled

A TRADITION for the past number of years has been the twinning of the Roses with the various bars and hotels in the town. This year is no different with 21 businesses being twinned with the 32 Roses with some pubs catering for two contestants. There is always great fun […]

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O’Halloran’s Hurling: What Will The Semis Bring?

O’Halloran’s Hurling: What Will The Semis Bring?

August 12, 2014 at 9:27 am Comments are Disabled

Our hurling analyst, Mike O’Halloran, looks at the semi-final pairings in the Supervalu Kerry SHC… The draw for the 2014 Kerry Senior hurling Championship has pitted Lixnaw against the 2013 champions St Brendan’s Ardfert, a repeat of last year’s final. On the other side of the draw, Ballyduff take on […]

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