DINING OUT

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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Noel Keane of Croí Restaurant on Princes Street.

Croí Restaurant Celebrates Several Accolades In Past Month

October 18, 2019 at 8:09 am Comments are Disabled

IT’S only been open at its current location since April, but Croí Restaurant has been picking up accolades galore since then. Having moved from Dominick Street to its present home in Princes Street (just up the street from The Brandon Hotel) in April, the restaurant’s chef/owner Noel Keane is continuing […]

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Sponsored: ‘Meet The Makers’ At Amazing Night In Dingle To Celebrate Local Cheese

Sponsored: ‘Meet The Makers’ At Amazing Night In Dingle To Celebrate Local Cheese

October 5, 2019 at 9:58 am Comments are Disabled

GET a taste for all things Cheese this October with an exclusive event taking place at Dingle Benners Hotel on Friday, October 18, to celebrate the new ‘Taste The Island’ initiative. This special event was designed to celebrate the array of Munster cheese producers who have been handpicked to showcase […]

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Kirby’s Brogue Inn Shortlisted In ‘Ireland’s Great Roast’ Awards

Kirby’s Brogue Inn Shortlisted In ‘Ireland’s Great Roast’ Awards

October 4, 2019 at 5:19 pm Comments are Disabled

A TRALEE institution has been shortlisted in a national competition to find ‘Ireland’s Great Roast’. Kirby’s Brogue Inn makes the final four in the Munster Pubs category for the competition. The Brogue will receive a visit from the team of mystery diners to determine who serves the best roast dinners around […]

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Two Kerry Pubs Win Regional Categories In Irish Pub Awards 2019

Two Kerry Pubs Win Regional Categories In Irish Pub Awards 2019

September 25, 2019 at 9:42 am Comments are Disabled

TWO Kerry pubs have won regional categories in the Irish Pub Awards 2019. Mike the Pies in Listowel and JM Reidy’s in Killarney will now go forward to the National Awards Final on November 20 next in the RDS Concert Hall in Dublin. The Listowel pub has been has been […]

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Syphon on Courthouse Lane.

Sponsored: Stylish Syphon Is Wowing Coffee Lovers In Tralee

September 12, 2019 at 9:52 am 1 comment

IT’S been open over a month now and already people are loving the artistic decor and tasty coffee at a new business in Tralee. Syphon Coffee Bar & Lounge is located at the corner of Courthouse Lane (where French Flair used to trade) and the emphasis here is on quality […]

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Anthony O'Toole and Deirdre McClune, judges with Foodie Destinations, sampling some of the dishes from Cyrena, Angeline, Maeve and Caitlin Ong of Tamarind Restaurant in Tralee at the marquee in the Square on Thursday morning. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Foodie Destination Judges Sample Cuisine From Tralee Businesses

August 8, 2019 at 4:24 pm Comments are Disabled

TWO judges from the Foodie Destinations 2019 Awards were in Tralee this morning for a tour of food businesses and to sample some wonderful cuisine. Tralee is one of the nine finalists vying for the title this year and part of deciding the winner is a public vote and people […]

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Representatives from hotels and restaurants in town hoping people will vote for Tralee in the Foodie Destination 2019.

Vote For Tralee In The Foodie Destinations 2019 Competition

July 24, 2019 at 1:32 pm Comments are Disabled

VOTING has opened in the Foodie Destinations 2019 Awards and Tralee is one of the nine finalists vying for the title. Members of the public can vote for their favourite 2019 finalist at www.foodiedestinations.ie from Wednesday, July 24 until Thursday, August 20.  The winner of Foodie Destinations 2019 will be announced at […]

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Noel Keane of the TraleeCulinary Gangsters at the launch of 'Vegtopia' the book at Croí Restaurant on Princes Street on Wednesday. Photo by Dermot Crean

Feast Of Events Planned To Celebrate All Things Vegetable At ‘Vegtopia’

July 12, 2019 at 4:18 pm Comments are Disabled

A CELEBRATION of all things vegetable will take place all day tomorrow at locations in Tralee. Vegtopia, a celebration of vegan, vegetarian and dairy friendly products, will see Croí and Grá Restaurants, HQ2 and Manna Organic Shop host cookery demos and talks. From 12noon to 2pm in Grá Restaurant in […]

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Noel Keane of the TraleeCulinary Gangsters at the launch of 'Vegtopia' the book at Croí Restaurant on Princes Street on Wednesday. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: New Book About All Things Vegetable-Related Launched In Tralee

June 27, 2019 at 4:05 pm Comments are Disabled

A NEW book about all things concerning vegetables was launched at  Crói Restaurant on  Princes Street last night. Noel Keane from Croí along with the Tralee Culinary Gangsters have compiled the book after the success of last year’s Vegtopia Festival which saw a range of sold-out events in town last […]

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Mark Doe’s Tips For A Great Barbecue

Mark Doe’s Tips For A Great Barbecue

June 27, 2019 at 11:01 am Comments are Disabled

As the weather heats up, Mark Doe of ‘Just Cooking’ cookery school in Firies shares his tips for barbecuing and some amazing recipes too… Planning your barbecue  Firing up the barbecue is often seen as an opportunity for a bit of a party with neighbours or friends, but few of […]

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New Survey Reveals What Kerry People Cook On The Barbecue

New Survey Reveals What Kerry People Cook On The Barbecue

June 25, 2019 at 10:55 am Comments are Disabled

FANCY a barbecue this week? While today might be dull, the rest of the week is looking very good indeed so the aroma of burgers, sausages and steaks will be wafting through the estates of Tralee over the next few days. A new survey reveals Kerry people are creatures of […]

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