Post Tagged with: "Christmas"

Let's go again...making the dash into the water for the Christmas Day swim in Fenit. Photo by Dermot Crean

Five Things To Do From Christmas Eve To St Stephen’s Day

December 24, 2016 at 8:48 am Comments are Disabled

Christmas is finally here and people will enjoy a well-earned break from work. But  for anyone who wants to escape the house between now and Monday afternoon, let’s see what you can get up to…  1. Enjoy the Christmas atmosphere… There’s nothing like going to town on Christmas Eve and meeting […]

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Parade participants at the CH Chemists Christmas Parade on Saturday. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: More Fun From The CH Christmas Parade (Part 2)

November 27, 2016 at 11:23 am Comments are Disabled

EARLIER we brought you coverage from the CH Chemists Christmas Parade which really started the festive season in town. It was a fantastic family event with Santa Claus and friends pulling out all the stops to entertain the families on the day. Here’s some more images from the parade…  

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Happy Christmas To All Our Readers And Advertisers

Happy Christmas To All Our Readers And Advertisers

December 24, 2015 at 8:52 am Comments are Disabled

  WE’RE taking a bit of a break for the next couple of days here at TraleeToday.ie, but we’ll be back on Sunday, December 27 with coverage of the Christmas swim in Fenit, the Bill Kirby Memorial Walk and we’ll be starting our ‘Review of 2015’. I hope you all – our readers […]

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Four Things To Do Between Christmas Eve And St Stephen’s Day

Four Things To Do Between Christmas Eve And St Stephen’s Day

December 23, 2015 at 2:35 pm Comments are Disabled

  The next couple of days may be a time to spend with family, pigging out on chocolates and arguing over the telly, but there’s still a few things you can get up to in the outside world… Christmas Eve Take in the atmosphere There’s nothing like meeting up with […]

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Scrooge’s Inaugural ‘Christmas In Tralee’ Quiz

Scrooge’s Inaugural ‘Christmas In Tralee’ Quiz

December 19, 2015 at 12:30 pm Comments are Disabled

By Guest Editor, Ebenezer McScrooge And so this is Christmas. And what have you done? No, seriously what have you done with your Christmas jumper and big ’12 Pubs of Christmas’ head on ya?! So how well do you know festive behaviour in Tralee? Here’s some conversations we overheard in town […]

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At the St Vincent de Paul Customer Appreciation day were volunteers were, from left: Sally Smith, Helen Locke, Eileen Holden, Kathrine Quill and Kathrine Magner. Photo by Gavin O'Connor.

St Vincent de Paul Shows Its Appreciation To Customers And Donators

December 18, 2015 at 3:30 pm Comments are Disabled

ON Thursday, the St Vincent de Paul store on Friary Lane gave thanks to their customers by holding an appreciation day for the people who donate and shop there. For the day, staff dressed up in Christmas gear and fifth pupils from Holy Family Primary School displayed their caroling abilities with […]

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Presentation Primary  School pupils from Mrs Dennihan Sugrue's Junior Infants class, from left: . Photo by Gavin O'Connor.

PHOTOS: Presentation Pupils Shine At Annual Christmas Concert

December 10, 2015 at 2:34 pm Comments are Disabled

PROUD parents looked on at Presentation Primary School on Wednesday night, as children took part in the school’s Christmas Concert. A whole host of characters came together from shining stars, to Santas, the cast of The Wizard of Oz and of course, there was a section devoted to the nativity. It was clear […]

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Launching the Scoil Eoin Team Hope Christmas Shoebox Appeal were, from left, back: Mrs. Carol Anne O’Donoghue Student Council Co ordinator, Aoibheann Griffin, Eimear Litchfield, Mengyao Ni, Katie McEvoy, Grace O’Mahoney and Dan Enright. Front: Matas Balsys, Jake Moriarty, Katie Prendiville, Faith Russell, Ciara O’Mahony,
and  Jack Doyle.

Scoil Eoin Pupils Get Behind Christmas Shoebox Appeal

October 20, 2015 at 11:06 am Comments are Disabled

ONCE again this year, Scoil Eoin Balloonagh students took part in the Team Hope Christmas Shoebox Appeal in association with Samaratin’s Purse. Samaratin’s Purse is an international Christian relief and development organisation, meeting the critical needs of victims of war, poverty, famine and disease. Putting together the shoeboxes enables them to send […]

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Santa Claus and Alfie Elf in the front window at the launch of Santaland at CH Chemists on Saturday afternoon. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Santa Makes Flying Visit To CH Chemists To Launch ‘Santland’

September 27, 2015 at 11:05 am Comments are Disabled

IT was a strange feeling around CH Chemists in the warm autumn sunshine on Saturday afternoon, as the staff donned Santa hats and Christmas music played from their PA system. It was all to launch their Santaland experience which begins on November 28 and who did they get to kick things off? […]

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Some of the Cast who will performing in the Aladdin Christmas Panto in Siamsa Tire were, from left: John Drummey, Tom Hanifin and Gary Murphy. Photo by Gavin O'Connor.

PHOTOS: Curtain Comes Up For Panto Season In Tralee

December 30, 2014 at 11:12 am 1 comment

PANTO season gets underway in town today with the opening performance of ‘Aladdin’ in Siamsa Tire. Oliver Hurley Productions will be taking on the classic Arabian tale, adapted most famously by Disney, with plenty of special effects,  sing-along moments and loads of laughs. Continued below… “The cast and the audiences love […]

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PHOTOS: The 12 Cribs Of Christmas

PHOTOS: The 12 Cribs Of Christmas

December 28, 2014 at 2:29 pm Comments are Disabled

WHILE many young people went off doing the ’12 Pubs Of Christmas’, there’s an altogether different (and far more healthy) alternative. Adrienne McLoughlin, a regular photography contributor to TraleeToday.ie, went around town on St Stephen’s Day taking snaps of Christmas cribs, 12 to be precise. Continued below… “They are all […]

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Kerry Airport To Handle 12,000 Passengers Over Christmas Period As Ryanair Adds Flights

Kerry Airport To Handle 12,000 Passengers Over Christmas Period As Ryanair Adds Flights

December 19, 2014 at 12:28 pm Comments are Disabled

SIX extra flights have been added to the Ryanair schedule between Kerry and London Luton and London Stansted to accommodate the increased demand from passengers over the Christmas period. Kerry Airport expects to handle up to 12,000 passengers travelling through the airport from Saturday, December 20 to Sunday, January 4, […]

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Flemby National School Provides Christmas Cheer In Ballyseedy

Flemby National School Provides Christmas Cheer In Ballyseedy

December 18, 2014 at 3:54 pm Comments are Disabled

WHILE people had their lunch in Ballyseedy Garden Centre n Thursday, they were also treated to some festive singing by the pupils of the small Flemby National School. “We do carol singing every second year and the Ballyseedy Garden Centre are always very good to us and invite us over,” said […]

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Mario To Impersonate Donaghy? What D’ya Think Of That Kieran?

Mario To Impersonate Donaghy? What D’ya Think Of That Kieran?

December 18, 2014 at 11:07 am Comments are Disabled

IT appears Mario Rosenstock must have some fixation with Kerry people judging by the latest promos for his upcoming RTE special. In the previews we see the well-known comic doing impressions of Kerry hotelier Francis Brennan of ‘At Your Service’ fame and he also has Dáithí Ó Sé on the show with him. Now it […]

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The school choir at the Mercy Mounthawk Christmas Carol on in St Brendan's Church. Photo by Gavin O'Connor.

PHOTOS: Mercy Mounthawk Performs A Very Special Christmas Carol

December 12, 2014 at 12:36 pm Comments are Disabled

MERCY MOUNTHAWK held its annual Christmas carol event in St Brendan’s Church on Thursday night. Two choirs sang on the night, one made up of 63 students and the other a 25 strong group of Mounthawk teachers took to the stage to show off their vocal prowess at the event. […]

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Six Things Johnnie Wall Loves About Christmas

Six Things Johnnie Wall Loves About Christmas

December 11, 2014 at 10:57 am Comments are Disabled

Former Mayor of Tralee and current Chairman of Towards A Better Tralee, Johnnie Wall, tells us what he loves about Christmas… 1. The Christmas Spirit In Town There are many, many things to love about Christmas. One is, without doubt, the Christmas spirit that prevails throughout the month of December. […]

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At the Moyderwell Primary School Christmas Craft Fair were from left: Natalie Must, Alicia Must, Jimmy Boy McCarthy and Niamh Griffin. Photo by Gavin O'Connor.

PHOTOS: Moyderwell Pupils, Teachers and Parents Enjoy Craft Fair

December 10, 2014 at 4:12 pm Comments are Disabled

MOYDERWELL primary school was a hive of activity on Wednesday morning with pupils, teachers and parents helping out for the school’s annual Christmas craft fair. The craft fair, where children sell the items they made themselves, is a fundraiser with all proceeds going to the school. Continued below… “The day […]

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VIDEO: ‘Christmas Jumper Day’ To Help Out St Vincent De Paul

VIDEO: ‘Christmas Jumper Day’ To Help Out St Vincent De Paul

December 9, 2014 at 11:09 am Comments are Disabled

THIS Friday has been declared a countywide ‘Christmas Jumper Day’ with people encouraged to wear the eye-piercing garment to school or work while contributing to St Vincent de Paul. The event is the brainchild of the people at Radio Kerry and replaces the annual live radio auction as a fundraiser for St […]

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Five ‘Traditions’ You’ll Recognise In Town At Christmas

Five ‘Traditions’ You’ll Recognise In Town At Christmas

December 7, 2014 at 12:35 pm Comments are Disabled

Some things never change at Christmas says Gavin O’Connor. See if you recognise some of the following behaviour exhibited  by some people around this time of the year… The New ‘College Accent’ Usually to be found in your ‘school going’ pub on Christmas Eve, you spot an old buddy who has […]

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VIDEO/PHOTOS: Rose Maria Lights Up Tralee…Again!

VIDEO/PHOTOS: Rose Maria Lights Up Tralee…Again!

November 30, 2014 at 9:10 am Comments are Disabled

NOT content with lighting up the town by winning the Rose of Tralee contest in August, Maria Walsh returned to town on Saturday to perform the official turning on of the Christmas Lights. Ably assisted by Mayor of Tralee, Jim Finucane, the Mayo native charmed the hundreds who gathered in […]

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Treasa Walsh, Sinead Donnelly, Marian Moore, St Vincent de Paul volunteers, Carla Griffin and Hannah O'Regan of Caballs, Miriam Deregibus, St Vincent de Paul and Ann Laide of Caballs launching the St Vincent de Paul Caballs Christmas Toy Campaign. Photo by Dermot Crean

Caballs Helps Charity Make A Local Child’s Christmas Wish Come True

November 23, 2014 at 9:39 am Comments are Disabled

A CAMPAIGN that has made Christmas special for hundreds of children over the past number of years, was launched on Friday at a Tralee toy store. The Caballs St Vincent de Paul Christmas Toy Campaign ensures needy children in town and beyond are visited by Santa on December 25, but […]

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Chloe and Jill Collins with Santa who arrived at Manor West on Saturday afternoon to really kick off the Christmas celebrations at the Retail Park. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Santa Claus Arrives At Manor West

November 23, 2014 at 9:09 am Comments are Disabled

THERE was great excitement on Saturday afternoon as the great man himself, Santa Claus arrived in Manor West to really kick off the festive season at the retail park. There were huge crowds there for an afternoon of fun with free children’s entertainment including a puppeteer/magician and free balloons along with […]

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Incredible December Line-Up Of Concerts At The INEC

Incredible December Line-Up Of Concerts At The INEC

November 22, 2014 at 9:32 am Comments are Disabled

MUSIC fans will be to the INEC next month as  Killarney venue has some serious artists coming to town over the festive period. Dubbed ‘A Christmas Carnival’, some of the biggest names in Irish music will appear at the venue as part of the Christmas schedule and the gigs are selling out […]

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VIDEO: Son Returns From Oz After Three Years To Surprise His Tralee Mammy

VIDEO: Son Returns From Oz After Three Years To Surprise His Tralee Mammy

November 21, 2014 at 1:08 pm Comments are Disabled

HERE’S something special. A Tralee mother got a shock last Saturday night, when her son came back from Australia after three years and surprised her at her workplace (see video below). Susan Curran was working in Cassidy’s Restaurant at the time when her workmates, who were in on the surprise, […]

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Fiona To Be Remembered At 5km Santa Fun Run

Fiona To Be Remembered At 5km Santa Fun Run

November 14, 2014 at 11:59 am Comments are Disabled

  A TRALEE girl who died last year will be remembered again this December at the second annual Tralee 5Km Santa Fun Run. The run had a hugely successful debut in 2013 with over 800 participants on the day raising a total of €13,060.44, all of which went towards granting wishes for Kerry children with […]

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Recovery Haven To Hold Craft Fair This Friday

Recovery Haven To Hold Craft Fair This Friday

November 13, 2014 at 10:44 am Comments are Disabled

A CHRISTMAS craft fair will take place on Friday afternoon/evening  at the Recovery Haven at Haig’s Terrace, Killerisk. The crafts are made by users of the centre and include Christmas cards, home bake goods and homemade jewellery among other items. People can also order their Christmas trees and wreaths at […]

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Christmas Spraoi Worth Millions To Tralee Says Chamber

Christmas Spraoi Worth Millions To Tralee Says Chamber

November 11, 2014 at 10:55 am Comments are Disabled

CHRISTMAS is worth millions of euro to Tralee and the Christmas Spraoi in Tralee aims to attract more people than ever to the county’s retail capital for a great festive experience in 2014. Tralee Chamber Alliance and Kerry County Council have teamed up to launch the Christmas Spraoi in Tralee […]

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It`s Time for  Women to take the night off as the Kerry Businesswomens Network and in Association with Fels Point Hotel,  Launch their Pink Knickers Bust Up In Aid of Charities , Multiple  Sclerosis Tralee and Breast Cancer Awareness and a Fun night is planned for the Event. Attending the Launch at the Fels Point Hotel,  L-R: 
Nicola O`Sullivan (Sales & Marketing Manager Fels Point), Liz Maher (K.B.N.) and Kathy Rael ( Accomodation Manager Fels Point).The Pink Knickers Bust-up is to be held at the Fels Point Hotel on the Thursday 20th of November at 8pm. © www.deniswalshphotography.com  087-6017694

Kerry Business Women’s Network To Hold Charity Event With A Difference

November 11, 2014 at 10:42 am Comments are Disabled

WOMEN of Kerry are encouraged to take the night off for a fun Christmas event called ‘The Pink Knickers Bust Up’ in Fels Point Hotel, Thursday, November 20. The night, organised by the Kerry Businesswoman’s Network (KBN), will feature three novel events, the first of which being a prize for the ‘wackiest bra’. […]

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‘In 40 Years I’ve Never Seen Anything Like It’: ‘Frozen’ Mania Hits Tralee For Christmas

‘In 40 Years I’ve Never Seen Anything Like It’: ‘Frozen’ Mania Hits Tralee For Christmas

November 8, 2014 at 9:39 am Comments are Disabled

EVERY Christmas brings its fad toy that every child wants, but something is different this year. It appears the world has gone ‘Frozen’ mad with merchandise from the Disney animated movie, released last November, causing (welcome) headaches for toy stores trying to keep with demand. Tralee is no different according to Ann Laide […]

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At the Kerry Hospice Foundation Christmas Card launch were, Kerry footballers, Kieran Donaghy and Aidan O'Mahony, with Ted Moynihan, Chairperson of the Kerry Hospice Foundation.

Kerry Players Help Launch Hospice Foundation Christmas Cards

October 7, 2014 at 2:24 pm Comments are Disabled

THE Kerry Hospice Foundation launched its Christmas Card appeal on Monday night with the help of Kerry footballers, Kieran Donaghy and Aidan O’Mahony who brought along Sam Maguire. This annual venture, sponsored by Kerry Group, hopes to raise in excess of €40,000 towards the continued development and provision of care in the […]

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