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Drive-In Movies Coming To Aqua Dome Car Park

Drive-In Movies Coming To Aqua Dome Car Park

July 23, 2021 at 2:55 pm 0 comments

TRALEE folk will get a chance to enjoy a pop-up drive-in cinema experience on Saturday, August 7th and Sunday, August 8th at the Aqua Dome car park. Hosted by Reel Events Kerry, they plan on showing old school movies and recommend customers dressing up in 1950’s style attire to add to […]

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Siamsa Tíre Opens Free Self-Guided Exhibition

Siamsa Tíre Opens Free Self-Guided Exhibition

July 23, 2021 at 10:53 am 0 comments

SIAMSA Tíre in Tralee has a solution on what to do when the rain returns this summer — or if you fancy a bit of shade! Its newly-opened Folk Homecoming Exhibition explores Ireland’s cultural traditions of song, music, and dance and it makes for a great activity for all the family. The free […]

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20/7/21 ***NO REPRO FEE*** Pictured with Benny The Burger is Kellymarie Gleeson, Trade Marketing Manager, Foods Division at Kepak and Julie Delany, Brand Manager at Blenders as the Battle for Ireland’s best burger begins in support of foodservice sector Fourth annual National Burger Day to take place on August 12.
Simon Communities in Ireland will receive one meal for every burger sold. The classic cheeseburger is Ireland’s favourite burger, according to new research. To top it off, for every burger purchased and a photo shared online with the hashtag
#nationalburgerday, a meal will be donated to Simon Communities across the country, with over
14,000 meals donated in 2020 as part of the campaign. Voting is already underway and customers across the country have just over three weeks to cast
their important vote online through the dedicated website - www.nationalburgerday.ie Pic: Marc O'Sullivan

Kerry Eateries Look For Your Vote In National Burger Competition

July 21, 2021 at 9:56 am 0 comments

SEVEN Kerry businesses are vying to have their product voted as Ireland’s Best Burger. With the reopening of indoor dining now firmly on the horizon and foodservice finally starting to show signs of returning to some degree of normality, the hunt for Ireland’s best burger has begun thanks to National […]

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Claire Goodall, Anthony Shanahan, Damien Quirke and Laura Tobin enjoying a night out at Molly J's Courtyard Bar at Benners on Friday. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Making The Most Of Summer Sun At Tralee’s Bars And Restaurants

July 18, 2021 at 11:46 am 0 comments

WHAT a few days of weather we’ve had in town. The sunshine really brought out the crowds resulting in bars and restaurants being well packed (well at capacity anyway, the new definition of ‘packed’ in the COVID world we live in).. Let’s hope the fine weather continues, so we all […]

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PHOTOS: #Tralee On Social Media This Week

PHOTOS: #Tralee On Social Media This Week

July 18, 2021 at 11:44 am 0 comments

Every week we compile photos of Tralee and beyond posted on Twitter and Instagram. If you’d like a photo to feature, just tag #Tralee or #TraleeToday and we’ll see it…  Yet another wonderful capture by Catherine… The love of #sunsets in #Tralee #BannaBeach pic.twitter.com/IhaW4lYp4n — Catherine White (name sign Shaky Shaky […]

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Midnite Café with Aoife Ross, Orla and Ciara Drummey who volunteered for Kerry Mental Health Association.

PHOTOS: Midnite Café Performs Pop-Up Gigs At Tralee Housing Estates

July 18, 2021 at 11:40 am 0 comments

POPULAR Tralee band Midnite Café dusted off their instruments to perform their first gigs in 16 months in front of excited residents in four housing estates in town yesterday  afternoon. Kerry Mental Health Association’s Tralee Branch benefitted from a collection at each location where the generosity was overwhelming on a […]

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Lauren O'Leary, Melissa O'Connell, Megan O'Sullivan, Emma Hanrahan and Orla Holly enjoying a night out at Molly J's Courtyard Bar at Benners on Thursday. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Outdoor Summer Fun At Tralee Bars And Restaurants

July 17, 2021 at 9:49 am 1 comment

AT last, some real summer weather. The rest of the country basked in sunny weather on Wednesday and Thursday, but it was a bit more cloudy around Tralee.  But that all changed on Friday and the rest of the weekend is looking ‘scorchio’. However, it was still a bit dull […]

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Finnegan On Films: Movie Lovers Spoilt For Choice This Saturday Night

Finnegan On Films: Movie Lovers Spoilt For Choice This Saturday Night

July 17, 2021 at 9:47 am 0 comments

Our movie guy, James Finnegan, says there’s a wonderful selection of films available this Saturday on terrestrial television… Following last week’s showing of the first in the series, this week is family recommendation is Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (Saturday 6.35pm RTE One). It continues the adventures of Harry, […]

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The special outdoor stage at the INEC which will host a series of concerts this August.

Series Of Special Outdoor Gigs Announced For INEC This August

July 16, 2021 at 6:00 pm Comments are Disabled

THE Gleneagle INEC Arena in Killarney this evening announced a series of live outdoor gigs scheduled to take place throughout August with tickets on sale now. Artists lined up for the aptly titled “Inside Out” gigs include the up-and-coming Lyra, Saint Sister, Jyellowl and Kerry Rising (featuring Cathal Flaherty, Seamus […]

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Tucking into their ‘Fun Guy Pizza’ at ‘Taste of Ballyseedy’ were brothers Matthew and Issac and their Mum Jackie McDonnell. 

Sponsored: Celebrate Summer With A ‘Taste Of Ballyseedy’

July 12, 2021 at 3:46 pm Comments are Disabled

BALLYSEEDY Home and Garden, in Tralee, are thrilled to launch ‘Taste of Ballyseedy’, a celebration of food and flavours for all taste-buds. The food concept is inspired by using colourful and fresh local produce, tangy aromas and delicious food that is 100% Instagrammable! Visitors can opt to sit down in […]

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Siamsa Tire cast members performing at Aperee Living on Saturday.

Siamsa Tíre Cast Members Perform At Nursing Homes

July 12, 2021 at 12:00 pm Comments are Disabled

SIAMSA Tíre Community Cast members gave a special thank you performance for the local community on Saturday. Members of Siamsa Tíre’s community cast performed at Our Lady of Fatima Home in Oakpark  and at Aperee Living Tralee (formerly known as Cúil Didin Care Home). “Our aim is to give a little […]

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PHOTOS: #Tralee On Social Media This Week

PHOTOS: #Tralee On Social Media This Week

July 11, 2021 at 1:17 pm Comments are Disabled

Every week we compile photos of Tralee and beyond posted on Twitter and Instagram. If you’d like a photo to feature, just tag #Tralee or #TraleeToday and we’ll see it…  Good to see… Great atmosphere in Tralee this weekend! Look what happens when you actually make streets for people, not cars! […]

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Niamh O'Carroll, Mary Appleby and Catriona O'Connor at Molly J's Courtyard Bar at Benners on Friday. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Nights Out In Town During Our ‘Outdoor Summer’

July 11, 2021 at 12:12 pm Comments are Disabled

REMEMBER when we used to have nice summers? Nope, me neither. But I suppose we’ll have to make do with what the weather brings and carry on regardless. That’s what people have been doing in Tralee over the past couple of days in bars and restaurants who are doing sterling […]

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Stacey Dunne, Kerrie Dunne, Leah Doyle, Lisa Walsh and Katie Dunne at Molly J's Courtyard Bar at Benners on Thursday. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Having A Fun Outdoor Summer In Tralee’s Bars And Restaurants

July 10, 2021 at 11:42 am Comments are Disabled

‘CHALLENGING’ would be a euphemistic adjective to describe the weather conditions pub and restaurant owners are facing in opening up this month. The elements have been frustrating to say the least, but customers are showing great resilience in the face of drizzly adversity. Mind you, as we all know, cocktails […]

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Finnegan On Films: Magic, Sport And Clint Eastwood

Finnegan On Films: Magic, Sport And Clint Eastwood

July 10, 2021 at 10:38 am Comments are Disabled

Our movie guy, James Finnegan, says there is a film bonanza this week on RTE and TG4… One definitely for all the family is Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone (Saturday 6.35pm RTE1) the first in the series of books and films from the creative imagination of J.K Rowling. Eleven […]

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Alma Kelliher aka Lux Alma.

Tralee Artist To Premiere Latest Music ‘To The Sea’ Online

July 7, 2021 at 2:00 pm Comments are Disabled

A TRALEE native will premiere her latest music, commissioned by Siamsa Tíre, online on Thursday evening. Alma Kelliher is a composer and sound designer who also makes music as the electro-folk solo act Lux Alma. Confined to Dublin City for months on end, she found herself pining for home, where […]

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Robert Coakley, Eoghan O'Donnell, Lucy Fitzgibbon, Aoibhinn Burke, Elena Forde Niamh Buckley and Tim Cotter at Molly J's Courtyard Bar at Benners Hotel on Friday evening. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Enjoying The Outdoor Summer Around Tralee

July 4, 2021 at 11:07 am Comments are Disabled

THE weather on Friday night could, at best, be described as challenging for people heading out on the town. But despite the rain, out they went in their droves to Tralee’s bars and restaurants. We visited a few venues to sample the atmosphere around the town…

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Smejana Herbst, Millie Moore and Claudia Ward at Molly J's Courtyard Bar at Benners on Thursday night. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Outdoor Summer Fun At Seán Óg’s And Molly J’s

July 3, 2021 at 11:37 am Comments are Disabled

THERE was bad news for hospitality this week with the postponement of indoor dining and drinking, but that doesn’t mean Tralee is quiet at night. We’ll have to keep our fingers crossed for fine weather over the next few weeks and on Thursday it stayed dry for people to enjoy […]

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The new outdoor covered and heated terrace area at The Meadowlands Hotel.

Sponsored: The Meadowlands Hotel’s Outdoor, Covered And Heated Terrace Proves A Hit

July 1, 2021 at 9:54 am Comments are Disabled

WITH the outdoor summer continuing for the time being, one hotel in Tralee took the initiative in early June to create something special so customers and guests can dine in comfort away, protected from the elements. The new outdoor, covered and heated terrace area at The Meadowlands Hotel has been […]

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Kingdom Pride Festival To Take Place In July

Kingdom Pride Festival To Take Place In July

June 29, 2021 at 10:59 am Comments are Disabled

KERRY is to host its own Pride festival over the weekend of July 16th to 18th, with in-person, COVID-compliant events taking place across Killarney, Tralee, Listowel, and Waterville. These will be supplemented by online events for those who choose to celebrate remotely, whether they are located elsewhere across Kerry, Ireland, or […]

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Sarah Griffin, Christina Foley, Grace Sheehan and Anna Foley at The Klub Bar at Kerins O'Rahillys GAA Club on Friday night. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Enjoying The Outdoor Summer At Tralee’s Bars And Restaurants

June 26, 2021 at 11:20 am Comments are Disabled

WHILE Thursday was an awful night, Friday continued the welcoming pattern of dry weather we’ve been enjoying every weekend since pubs and restaurants were allowed open outdoors in early June. And the good news is the weather is supposed to get even better over the next few days, so expect […]

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Finnegan On Films: The Winner Takes It All In A Sporting Week

Finnegan On Films: The Winner Takes It All In A Sporting Week

June 26, 2021 at 11:19 am Comments are Disabled

An ABBA-inspired blockbuster is among the movies recommended by our movie guy, James Finnegan… Mamma Mia (Saturday RTE1 9.40pm) is the ultimate feel good film, with a plot based around the songs of ABBA. Donna (Meryl Streep) runs a hotel on a Greek island.  Her daughter Sophie (Amanda Seyfried) is […]

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Call Out To Arts Groups And Artists Ahead Of Culture Night

Call Out To Arts Groups And Artists Ahead Of Culture Night

June 22, 2021 at 1:41 pm Comments are Disabled

THE Arts Office at Kerry County Council has begun work on the Culture Night 2021 programme and is looking for input. Culture Night 2021 is on Friday, September 17 and a wide range of artistic and cultural events are to take place in the county and nationwide. Culture Night is a […]

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PHOTOS: #Tralee On Social Media This Week

PHOTOS: #Tralee On Social Media This Week

June 20, 2021 at 1:22 pm 1 comment

Every week we compile photos of Tralee and beyond posted on Twitter and Instagram. If you’d like a photo to feature, just tag #Tralee or #TraleeToday and we’ll see it… For the day that’s in it… At University Hospital Kerry. #UHK #Tralee #Kerry pic.twitter.com/Kud1LnyH5M — ’, ☘️ (@mikodonnell) June 19, 2021 […]

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Rachel Doherty, Leah Kavanagh and Laura Foley at Molly J's Courtyard Bar @ Benners Hotel on Thursday evening. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Molly J’s At Benners Proves A Popular Addition To Tralee’s Nightlife

June 19, 2021 at 10:30 am Comments are Disabled

THE past 15 months has been devastating for the hospitality industry, but it’s also forced people to get more creative in how to deal with opening up during a pandemic. The Meadowlands Hotel have built an attractive outdoor terrace, Ballygarry House Hotel have made similar alterations and Skelper Quane’s in […]

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In front; Kim Greene, Rachel O'Connor and Jessica O'Connor. At back; Jenny Power, Emma Herlihy and Gráinne Howard at The Klub at Kerins O'Rahillys  on Friday evening. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Having Fun In The Sun At Tralee Bars And Restaurants

June 19, 2021 at 10:26 am Comments are Disabled

WE’VE been blessed with the weather these past couple of evenings and it made heading out for a drink or a bite to eat a much more pleasurable experience. The crowds were out in force on Friday night with Skelper Quane’s revamped outdoor facilities persuading large numbers to head west […]

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Robert de Niro as Jake La Motta.

Finnegan On Films: Winners, Almost Winners and Notable Mentions

June 19, 2021 at 10:21 am Comments are Disabled

Our movie guy, James Finnegan, recommends Martin Scorsese’s masterpiece (well, one of them anyway!) and a modern musical classic… THE one film that regularly appears in the ‘Greatest of All Time’ lists is Raging Bull (TG4 Saturday 9.35pm). If you were to give the one line summary, it is the […]

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Lisa Healy, Emma Nolan, Karen O'Carroll, Gráinne O'Connor and Michelle Daly at the outdoor terrace at The Ashe Hotel on Thursday evening. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Enjoying The Outdoor Summer Around Tralee Bars And Restaurants

June 18, 2021 at 10:24 am Comments are Disabled

RESTAURANTS and bars in Tralee continue to enjoy a steady trade since reopening nearly two weeks ago and it looks many will be booked out for the weekend. Wth the weather being so kind on Thursday evening, we decided to visit some of the hostelries in town to sample the […]

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Fearghal Kirby with Roksana Jamroz at MJ's Diner in Clash which now has a new carvery and hot and cold deli counter.

Sponsored: New Hot/Cold Deli Counter And Carvery Opens At MJ’s Diner

June 17, 2021 at 5:01 pm Comments are Disabled

IT’S onwards and upwards for MJ’s Diner as they introduce a new addition to their thriving culinary business at Clash. Fearghal, Jen, Kevin and Fiona have been busy preparing for the reopening of society over the past number of months and this week revealed their new hot and cold deli […]

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Louise Brosnan from Dingle on the new RTE Player show.

Kerry Chef To Feature On New RTE Player Show

June 17, 2021 at 12:04 pm Comments are Disabled

A DINGLE chef will appear on a brand new RTÉ Player original series called ‘Battle of The Food Trucks’ which begins on Tuesday next. James Patrice is the host as food truck chefs from across Ireland will go head-to-head to be crowned Ireland’s finest food truck. Louise Brosnan is a trained […]

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