DINING OUT

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Emer and Max Costello, Gina Durran, Rosie McGrath and Hilary Ann Long at the opening night of Kelly's Bar at Tralee Rugby Club. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: A New-Look Bar And Terrace At Tralee Rugby Club

June 12, 2021 at 10:30 am Comments are Disabled

WITH many pubs, restaurants and hotels welcoming back customers this week, Tralee Rugby Club is offering a new venue for the public to enjoy during weekends this summer. There has been a refurbishment of its club facilities at O’Dowd Park in Ballyard, with the opening of a new bar and […]

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An Easter box of treats from Ballygarry House Hotel.

Sponsored: Relax And Unwind At Home This Easter With Treats From Ballygarry

March 31, 2021 at 10:36 am Comments are Disabled

WHAT better way to take a break from the home-schooling and the working from home than with some of Ballygarry’s very own Easter treats. To celebrate the holiday, the team at Ballygarry House Hotel are putting all of their treats in one basket with the return of their very popular […]

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Sponsored: Fabulous Treats From The Team At Ballygarry For Mother’s Day

March 9, 2021 at 10:39 am Comments are Disabled

WHAT will I do for Mother’s Day this year? Well, the team at Ballygarry House Hotel want to make the most of Mother’s Day 2021 to show the special women in our lives how much we appreciate them, now more than ever. Which is why they have put together a […]

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Sponsored: Something Special From Ballygarry This Valentine’s Weekend

Sponsored: Something Special From Ballygarry This Valentine’s Weekend

February 11, 2021 at 11:01 am Comments are Disabled

THIS will be a Valentine’s weekend like no other, especially for hotels and restaurants who love welcoming loved-up couples to enjoy a lavish, intimate night out with amazing food. COVID has halted the fun for the moment, but you can still create your own romantic atmosphere with top quality food […]

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Mark Doe’s Tips For Delicious Christmas Dinner

Mark Doe’s Tips For Delicious Christmas Dinner

December 24, 2020 at 8:01 am Comments are Disabled

Mark Doe of Just Cooking cookery school in Firies has some tips on how to deliver an amazing Christmas dinner tomorrow… The key to a stress free Christmas lunch is preparation and timing. You want to be able to enjoy the day without being tied to the stove all day long. […]

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The festive lighting at Ballygarry House Hotel is always special.

Sponsored: Give The Gift Of Ballygarry House This Christmas

December 18, 2020 at 10:13 am Comments are Disabled

CHRISTMAS is always a special time of year — even in these difficult times — and a visit to Ballygarry House Hotel only enhances the festive spirit. The sight that greets you when driving towards the hotel grounds at night is a heartwarming and inviting one, with the spectacular and […]

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Sponsored: Give The Gift Of Luxury At The Rose Hotel

Sponsored: Give The Gift Of Luxury At The Rose Hotel

December 13, 2020 at 11:48 am Comments are Disabled

GIVE the gift of luxury this Christmas with a gift card or e-voucher from a fabulous hotel in Tralee. This Christmas, give someone you love a chance to experience delicious food, indulgence and relaxation with a monetary or experiential voucher from The Rose Hotel. With overnight stays, afternoon tea, Sunday […]

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Santa and friends at Gally's Bar and Restaurant.

Local Bar & Restaurant Introduces Drive-Thru Santa Experience

December 11, 2020 at 10:17 am Comments are Disabled

WHILE many of the ‘Santa’s Grotto’ experiences have had to be cancelled this year,  a local bar and restaurant has come up with a safe and novel alternative for customers. When you order food through the Gally’s Bar & Restaurant Drive-Thru service on this Saturday and Sunday you’ll get served […]

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Sponsored: Treat Yourself With A Festive Grazing Box From The Meadowlands Hotel

Sponsored: Treat Yourself With A Festive Grazing Box From The Meadowlands Hotel

December 10, 2020 at 12:09 pm Comments are Disabled

IF you haven’t booked the restaurant for this weekend or want to treat yourself or a loved one to something special at home, then The Meadowlands Hotel’s wonderful grazing boxes are a wonderful option. Iasc Uí Mhathúna Teo & Meadowlands Hotel have teamed up to produce fabulous grazing/sharing boxes for […]

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Sponsored: Manor West And Ashe Hotels Are Perfect For Dining Out Or Gift Ideas For Christmas

Sponsored: Manor West And Ashe Hotels Are Perfect For Dining Out Or Gift Ideas For Christmas

December 7, 2020 at 5:43 pm Comments are Disabled

WITH the Christmas lights looking resplendent, most of the COVID restrictions now lifted and the public able to shop and dine safely, there’s a wonderful festive atmosphere in town. That atmosphere is also prevalent throughout two local hotels who are welcoming patrons back through their doors. The Sea Salt and […]

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Sponsored: Gally’s Takeaway And Delivery Service Proving A Big Hit

Sponsored: Gally’s Takeaway And Delivery Service Proving A Big Hit

November 21, 2020 at 10:16 am Comments are Disabled

Sponsored YOU may not be able to head out to a restaurant for a fabulous meal this month, but you can still treat yourself thanks to the folks at Gally’s Bar and Restaurant on the Castlemaine Road. Their takeaway and delivery service continues to be hugely popular and they also […]

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REVIEW: A Taste Of Lockdown Luxury With The Meadowlands Care Package

REVIEW: A Taste Of Lockdown Luxury With The Meadowlands Care Package

November 12, 2020 at 12:00 pm Comments are Disabled

WITH Level 5 Restrictions still in place, there isn’t much to look forward to these days. Visiting friends and relations is restricted and nights on the town seem a long way off, so good folks at The Meadowlands Hotel have come up with the perfect initiative in challenging times to put […]

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SPONSORED: Ballyseedy Home & Garden Reinvent For Level 5

October 28, 2020 at 6:00 pm Comments are Disabled

BALLYSEEDY Home & Garden are now offering a Take-Away Service as well as a Heat at Home Box which is delivered to your door. Commenting on the new offering Nathan McDonnell, MD of Ballyseedy said; “This year is all about resilience, innovation and keeping our customers safe. It’s been quite […]

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Safe Outdoor Dining And Delicious Food At Gally’s Bar And Restaurant

Safe Outdoor Dining And Delicious Food At Gally’s Bar And Restaurant

October 11, 2020 at 2:49 pm Comments are Disabled

Sponsored WITH Level 3 Restrictions currently in place, some people assume that all bars and restaurants are closed now. However, there are some hospitality businesses in town that can safely open, adhering to social distancing and public health guidelines, while providing delicious food in a comfortable atmosphere. Gally’s Bar and […]

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Stewart Lyons and Noel Keane of Cocktail Heist.

Sponsored: Cocktail Heist — A New Taste Experience For Tralee

March 6, 2020 at 10:40 am Comments are Disabled

IF you’re heading out this weekend, then why not try something different which hasn’t been seen (or tasted) in Tralee before. A collaboration between Stewart Lyons (former leaseholder of Roundy’s Bar) and Noel Keane of Croí Restaurant, the seeds of this enterprise were sown just before Christmas, when Noel invited […]

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Monika Mikotajczuk and Katarzyna Sas with Jakub Mikotajczuk and Wansesa Sas who were doing the cooking at 'A Polish Christmas' on Thursday evening. Photo by Dermot Crean

Mercy Mounthawk Hosts ‘A Polish Christmas’ As Part Of Inter-Cultural Programme

December 6, 2019 at 8:00 am Comments are Disabled

MERCY Mounthawk Parents’ Council hosted a ‘A Polish Christmas’ in a home economics room at the school on Thursday night. Guests were treated to traditional Polish recipes from two parents Monika Mikotajczuk and Katarzyna Sas with the help of Monika’s son Jakub and Katarzyna’s  daughter Wanesa. Those present also learnt […]

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Pizza Is The Takeaway Of Choice In Kerry According To Just Eat

Pizza Is The Takeaway Of Choice In Kerry According To Just Eat

November 6, 2019 at 3:24 pm Comments are Disabled

KERRY people just love their pizza! The findings of a Just Eat survey based of data from every county, has revealed the Top 5 foods of choice people order from their clients. In Kerry, pizza is No.1, followed by Chinese, burgers, kebabs and American (hotdogs and such). Only three (Monaghan […]

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Kirby’s Brogue Inn Wins Munster Pub Category In Ireland’s Great Roast Competition

Kirby’s Brogue Inn Wins Munster Pub Category In Ireland’s Great Roast Competition

October 30, 2019 at 10:23 am Comments are Disabled

KIRBY’S Brogue Inn has been announced as the winner of Ireland’s Great Roast Competition 2019 in the Munster Pubs category. It’s the third year in a row that Kirby’s Brogue Inn, at the bottom of The Rock in Tralee, has achieved the accolade from Unilever Food Solutions. Famous for serving […]

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Claire Molloy

Claire Conjures Up Some Halloween Treats That Won’t Scare The Waistline

October 30, 2019 at 10:23 am Comments are Disabled

Claire Molloy, who hosts Slimming World classes in Tralee, has some magical meal solutions for slimmers this Halloween… Eating healthily needn’t be scary this Halloween – and slimmers can even save money this fright night! Anyone watching their weight can whip up a delicious, guilt-free meal with the leftovers from […]

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Sponsored: Have A Fangtastic Halloween At Kirby’s Brogue Inn

Sponsored: Have A Fangtastic Halloween At Kirby’s Brogue Inn

October 25, 2019 at 11:14 am Comments are Disabled

KIRBY’S Brogue Inn has undergone an eerie metamorphose to become Spook Central on Rock Street and the new Halloween Menu is not only family-friendly, it’s certain to make Mummies happy! Everything on the famous, award-winning menu at Kirby’s Brogue Inn has been given a fang-tastic Halloween flavour. Giant spiders have […]

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