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Video: See Walking On Cars Perform On Denny Street

Video: See Walking On Cars Perform On Denny Street

August 18, 2014 at 1:08 pm Comments are Disabled

DINGLE’S Walking On Cars rocked music lovers on Denny Street last night with a huge crowd turning up for the gig. See the video (courtesy of Martin Houlihan) for a brief excerpt from the show, a fantastic performance of ‘Catch Me If You Can’…

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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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Mary O’Donnell: Get The Frizz Out Of Your Hair

Mary O’Donnell: Get The Frizz Out Of Your Hair

August 18, 2014 at 12:27 pm Comments are Disabled

WHILE waiting in a very humid airport during the Summer, my husband turned around, looked at me and started laughing. In between his fits of laughing he said “go look at your hair”. I was like a cross between Diana Ross and one of the Jackson Five, but yes, very funny. […]

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Video/Photos: The Style At The Rose Of Tralee Festival Fashion Show

Video/Photos: The Style At The Rose Of Tralee Festival Fashion Show

August 17, 2014 at 10:50 pm Comments are Disabled

  THE fashion highlight of the year did not disappoint on Sunday as the Dome was packed for The Kerryman Rose of Tralee Autumn Winter Fashion Show. New York fashion designer, Don O’Neill showcased red carpet gowns from THEIA’s Fall/Winter 2014 collection and he was just one of a star-studded line-up of designers and […]

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Roses in playful mood during the Rose Parade on Saturday night. Photo by Dermot Crean

Video/Photos: Fireworks As The Roses Dance On The Streets

August 17, 2014 at 4:35 pm 1 comment

THE Saturday night parade always ends with a bang and this year was no exception as the sky was lit up with fireworks. DJ Brian Hurley also got the Roses, Rosebuds and Escorts dancing in front of the massive crowd on Denny Street as the video below shows. They sure […]

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VIDEO: All The Colour Of Saturday Night’s Parade

VIDEO: All The Colour Of Saturday Night’s Parade

August 17, 2014 at 1:48 pm Comments are Disabled

THOUSANDS of people lined the streets of Tralee for last night’s parade and we were there to capture the atmosphere. It may have been late (about 9.15pm) but it was worth it to see the fantastic colour of the floats and the participants. If you were there you might even […]

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Katie, John and Rachael Ahern, Tralee, with New Zealand Rose Lisa Bazalo at the Rose Signings in The Brogue Inn on  Saturday. Photo by Dermot Crean

Rose Festival: Meeting The Roses At The Brogue

August 17, 2014 at 9:58 am Comments are Disabled

  A GREAT feature of the Saturday of the festival in recent years is the autograph sessions attended by the Roses in three locations in town. There was a great atmosphere in The Brogue where the Australian and New Zealand Roses chatted with locals, posed for photographs and signed autographs […]

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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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Horses in the parade ring at the Kerry International Horse and Pony Race Meeting at Ballybeggan on Saturday. Photo by Dermot Crean

Rose Festival: Seven Things To Do Around Town Today

August 17, 2014 at 9:42 am Comments are Disabled

SUNDAY. A day of rest. Yeah, right! With all the events going on you’ll barely have time to catch your breath. Here’s how we recommend you spend your time… Rose of Tralee International 10k Where? Starts at Tralee Wetlands, end in Denny Street When? 11am – 1pm With the weather supposed […]

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Out To Lunch: The Festival Food Market

Out To Lunch: The Festival Food Market

August 17, 2014 at 9:41 am Comments are Disabled

WITH the week that’s in it I decided to give a wander around The Mall and Denny Street to see what the street traders were serving up. I love this aspect of the festival. Many, many years ago, punters engaged in a sort of food roulette when they bought a burger […]

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Roger Harty: Exploring The Fear Factor

Roger Harty: Exploring The Fear Factor

August 17, 2014 at 9:40 am Comments are Disabled

FEAR is key to our very existence so therefore to give it its due respect I will be discussing fear and the different aspects involved with it over the next few articles. So let’s begin! What is fear? In my own words ‘fear is a reaction of my body to an […]

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VIDEO: Watch Union J Perform ‘We Live Forever’ On Denny Street Here

August 16, 2014 at 2:13 pm Comments are Disabled

TOP pop band Union J thrilled their fans last night in Denny Street for the Rose of Tralee Festival and Martin Houlihan of Digital Buzz has uploaded this footage of them to Youtube. See them perform ‘We Live Forever’ on stage here.

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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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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!

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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