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Nine Things You May Recall About Going To Horan’s Back In The Day

Nine Things You May Recall About Going To Horan’s Back In The Day

July 17, 2016 at 1:11 pm 6 comments

We saw an old photo of Horan’s Hotel from the 1980s on Facebook posted by Seamus ‘Mogs’ O’Mahony earlier in the week and it stirred up some memories of the glory days of the famous nightspot. Here’s what some of you may remember about the venue from the mid-80s to the early 90s… […]

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Jenny 'Sue Ellen' Crushell, Jeremy 'JR' Walsh, Aidan 'B.A.' Harty and Eileen Harty at the Spa NS 80s disco fundraiser at the Ballyroe Heights Hotel on Saturday night. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: A Flashback To The 80s At Disco In Ballyroe

February 14, 2016 at 10:46 am Comments are Disabled

OH the glamour of it all! If ever there was evidence needed that the 80s was the decade that style forgot, a trip to the Ballyroe Heights Hotel on Saturday was Exhibit A, B, C through to Z. It was all, of course, in very good fun as a disco inspired […]

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Break Out The Legwarmers For Fundraising 80s Disco For Spa Ns

Break Out The Legwarmers For Fundraising 80s Disco For Spa Ns

January 25, 2016 at 2:12 pm Comments are Disabled

AH, the 1980s! Perms, stonewashed denim jackets and leg warmers were the height of fashion, Stock, Aiken and Waterman soundtracked our lives, teenage girls swooned over Tom Cruise in Top Gun and boys dreamt of Kim Basinger. May God have mercy on our souls. Anyway, you can relive the retina-scorching fashions and synth-heavy pop ‘choons’ at […]

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VIDEO: Tourism Clips Of Tralee And Blennerville Back In The 1960s

VIDEO: Tourism Clips Of Tralee And Blennerville Back In The 1960s

October 28, 2015 at 10:36 am Comments are Disabled

WE haven’t seen these before. Even though Tommy Collins uploaded these short videos (below) to his YouTube channel last year, it’s only in the last few days we’ve seen people posting the clips up on Facebook of Tralee and Blennerville in the 1960s. Eamon Keane does the voiceover in the short clips […]

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Six Businesses You’d Miss Around Tralee

Six Businesses You’d Miss Around Tralee

May 9, 2015 at 8:59 am Comments are Disabled

In the wake of new businesses like Quarters, The Ashe Hotel and Benners opening in town, we got in touch with our feminine side (ok, we asked some women we know!) to reflect on some much missed places which have closed over the years… Woolworths Okay, so you have to be at least over 40 to remember […]

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GIFS: Google Street View Tracks Changes To Tralee During The Recession

GIFS: Google Street View Tracks Changes To Tralee During The Recession

April 17, 2015 at 9:59 am 1 comment

SINCE around about the time the ‘Celtic Tiger’ hit a nosedive, there have been a few structural changes to the town landscape and surrounding areas. Even though construction work slowed  to a trickle compared to the boom years, there were a few projects in Tralee between 2009 and now that […]

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VIDEO: How Much Has The Town Changed From This Footage?

VIDEO: How Much Has The Town Changed From This Footage?

March 28, 2015 at 11:03 am 1 comment

HOW things have changed? Hat-tip to the good people at Yummy Cafe’s Facebook page for this one. They posted up a video of aerial footage in the town dated from August 1990. Initially it seems not much has changed in the town, but on closer examination you can see the old Russell […]

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A Glimpse Into The Past With Colourised Photos From Tralee In The 1930s

A Glimpse Into The Past With Colourised Photos From Tralee In The 1930s

January 26, 2015 at 11:46 am Comments are Disabled

A COLLECTION of colourised photographs from the 1930s have emerged to allow us a rare glimpse into Tralee’s past. We found a story posted yesterday by IrishCentral.com about a collection of colourised  photos by American photographer Branson De Cou. He took a series of images – while travelling around Ireland in the early to mid-1930s – originally […]

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Fantastic Archive Photos On Cleary’s New Facebook Page

Fantastic Archive Photos On Cleary’s New Facebook Page

January 16, 2015 at 5:07 pm 1 comment

  IF you’re from Tralee and on Facebook you may have noticed a lot of old photos cropping up on your timeline over the past few days. That’s because John and Martin Cleary set up the ‘Clearysphoto Archive’ page on Wednesday which is uploading some great archive photos from the […]

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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 Memories: Seven Things We Loved About The ‘Festibal’ As Kids

Festival Memories: Seven Things We Loved About The ‘Festibal’ As Kids

August 6, 2014 at 9:28 am 1 comment

By Mairead Moriarty (pictured) THE ‘festibal’ is just around the corner and it won’t be long before the streets of Tralee are teeming with crowds, soaking up the atmosphere and hoping to catch a glimpse of the Roses. Those of us who grew up with the Rose on our doorstep, year after […]

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Photos: Blending The Old With The New On The Streets Of Tralee

Photos: Blending The Old With The New On The Streets Of Tralee

July 11, 2014 at 12:07 pm 1 comment

Click on above ad for more HOW times have changed. We came across some photos of Tralee streets from the early to mid-20th century on the web. We then got Ryan Higgins to recreate the same angles today to contrast the times. Ryan then blended the old photos with the new. Check […]

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Schooldays Revisited For Balloonagh’s Class of 1997

Schooldays Revisited For Balloonagh’s Class of 1997

June 26, 2014 at 9:40 am Comments are Disabled

Click on above ad for more IT was the year the Spice Girls ruled the planet, Leo and Kate became megastars because of some boat movie and Princess Diana’s death shocked the world. But for the Class of 97, school was out for good as they graduated from Balloonagh Secondary. […]

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Remember This Place? Eight Examples Of Old-School Beach Behaviour

Remember This Place? Eight Examples Of Old-School Beach Behaviour

June 6, 2014 at 12:09 pm 1 comment

Click ad above to see great offers IT emerged this week that Fenit and Banna have retained their Blue Flag status for another year – not that we can enjoy them in this weather! This will come as no surprise to anyone who spent their childhoods at these beaches playing in the sand dunes, […]

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Five Businesses You’d Miss Around The Town

Five Businesses You’d Miss Around The Town

May 26, 2014 at 10:51 pm 4 comments

With the welcome return of The Brogue Inn imminent – well, July anyway – we look at other Tralee businesses which have closed down in the past and are sorely missed. Jungle Jim’s Many’s a birthday party was celebrated and many a child trampled on, as they swam through a river of […]

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7 Phrases You’ll Only Hear In Tralee

7 Phrases You’ll Only Hear In Tralee

May 22, 2014 at 8:14 am 9 comments

WHILE exclamations like ‘Yerra’ and ‘hAnam an Diabhail!’ might be heard anywhere in the county, we wondered if there are phrases which may be unique to the Tralee area. Here are some of the colloquialisms we here in the office have only heard around town over the years… Warning: Some – well […]

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10 Signs You Grew Up Going To The Aqua Dome

10 Signs You Grew Up Going To The Aqua Dome

May 14, 2014 at 12:57 pm Comments are Disabled

As the Aqua Dome celebrates its 20th anniversary, Gavin O’Connor, looks back at 10 things people of a certain age remember about the waterpark… 1. Trying to avoid lifeguards as you sought to drag a few more minutes, or even hours, out of your splash time. 2. Chilling in the jacuzzis for clandestine meetings […]

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