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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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Orlagh Winters: Criticism Of Ladies Day Events Is Unjustified

Orlagh Winters: Criticism Of Ladies Day Events Is Unjustified

August 12, 2014 at 9:26 am Comments are Disabled

SO everyone is entitled to their opinion, but Una Mullally’s attack in The Irish Times on Ladies Day events is typical of an attitude that is becoming more prevalent in the press. Mullally wrote: “…it’s not so much a celebration of style, as a judgment on a particular type of femininity. […]

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Video: Mike To Auction World Cup Jersey For ‘CRY’

Video: Mike To Auction World Cup Jersey For ‘CRY’

August 11, 2014 at 3:57 pm Comments are Disabled

ONE of the stories of the World Cup in Brazil this summer locally was the adventures of Oakpark native Michael Griffin. Mike got a stellar line-up of professional footballers past and present to sign a Na Gaeil GAA shirt with the plan to auction it off  for charity at a […]

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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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Mary O'Donnell

Mary O’Donnell: When Your Skin Needs That Something Special

August 11, 2014 at 9:46 am Comments are Disabled

THIS time of the year, the skin needs a little something extra. After sun, suntan lotion and just being outdoors more, skin always looks a little sluggish and a buildup of dead cells can be responsible for a lot of this. I have a hero product for this problem and […]

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Roger Harty: The Meaning Of ‘Personality’

Roger Harty: The Meaning Of ‘Personality’

August 10, 2014 at 8:51 am Comments are Disabled

I STUDIED Latin up to junior cert in St Brendan’s college Killarney. If I was to be honest, at the time I didn’t have a great appreciation of ‘the Classics’ i.e. Latin and Greek. Of latter years I have come to realise how they play a huge part in the origin […]

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The Chef’s Table: Mark Doe Picks His Favourite Cookbooks

The Chef’s Table: Mark Doe Picks His Favourite Cookbooks

August 10, 2014 at 8:33 am Comments are Disabled

Our food columnist, Mark Doe of Just Cooking in Firies looks at the cookbooks he has acquired down through the years… I HAVE a lot of cook books, in fact I have been collecting them since I was 16. I am not going 
to tell you how many years that is […]

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Tralee Woman Needs Your Votes For Stellar Award

Tralee Woman Needs Your Votes For Stellar Award

August 10, 2014 at 8:29 am Comments are Disabled

FRESH from helping Gary Keane to the Electric Picnic, we’re now looking for your help to get a hometown comedian a Stellar Award. Carol Tobin, originally from Oakpark, but now living in Dublin, has been nominated in the Best Comedian category. The comedian/writer/actress/blogger is well-known for her appearances in many […]

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Festival Countdown: The Greening Of The Rose

Festival Countdown: The Greening Of The Rose

August 10, 2014 at 8:29 am Comments are Disabled

THE Rose of Tralee International Festival  has gone green for the good of the environment with the elimination of generators from the Market Stalls and the introduction of direct power to the main stage on Denny Street. The General Manager of the Rose of Tralee International Festival, Oliver Hurley, said: […]

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VIDEO: What’s The Best Ride You Ever Had…At The ‘Bazaar’?

VIDEO: What’s The Best Ride You Ever Had…At The ‘Bazaar’?

August 10, 2014 at 8:28 am Comments are Disabled

  THE Festival is oh so close now. The highlight of the week for most young people is the arrival of Birds Amusements and the excitement which comes with the ‘bazaar’. It’s always a favourite among kids and the young at heart. With such an affection among the people of Tralee for Birds Amusements, TraleeToday.ie’s Ryan […]

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Great New Single From Ian As The Sound Of Wedding Bells Approaches

Great New Single From Ian As The Sound Of Wedding Bells Approaches

August 9, 2014 at 11:10 am Comments are Disabled

  IAN O’Doherty’s new single ‘Heartbeats Shifting’ was released on Friday and it’s another step in the Oakpark man’s ever changing repertoire. “The first single Woven did well, particularly with regional radio stations, so we’re hoping to add to that with ‘Heartbeats Shifting’,” said Ian. “This is the second single in […]

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Out To Lunch: Wrappers Delight On The Mall

Out To Lunch: Wrappers Delight On The Mall

August 9, 2014 at 10:43 am Comments are Disabled

The Daily Grind The Mall IT’S all building up now! With a week to go until the Festival, I found myself struggling to get a parking space around town. Even The Brandon car park, where I eventually left it, was almost full – a sure sign we’re at the height of […]

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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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At The Omniplex: ‘Guardians Of The Galaxy’

At The Omniplex: ‘Guardians Of The Galaxy’

August 9, 2014 at 10:07 am Comments are Disabled

Guardians of the Galaxy by John Lyons It’s here. It’s finally here. The most anticipated film of the summer has just arrived in cinemas. Marvel’s ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ and It’s been a rocky road to say the least. Over the past decade Marvel Studios have been slowly building their […]

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