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HERE ARE SOME QUICK FACTS ABOUT SOME OF OUR FAVORITE HALLOWEEN CANDIES!

You can’t have Halloween without candy! Those fun-size bars are cute and we all look forward to indulging in them every October. But, what do we know about our favorite candy besides the fact that they taste good?
Here are some fun (and little known) candy facts for the most popular Halloween
goodies!




Snickers:
*The best selling candy bar of all time. *Was named after the Mars’ family’s favorite Horse. *When first available in the early 1930s, Snickers cost only 20 cents.


Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups:
*Were invented by Harry Burnett Reese, a dairy farmer from Hershey, PA. *Reese created them in his basement after being inspired by the Hershey Chocolate company. *Reese used Hershey chocolate in his confections, and the Peanut Butter Cups were his most popular candy. *Reese left farming to create his own candy business – H. B. Reese Candy Co. *Reese’s company was sold to the Hershey Company in 1963 for $23.5 million just years after his death.



Twix:
*Was first created in the UK in 1967. *Wa…

AROSE OF TRALEE FESTIVAL FROM KERRY!

The Rose of Tralee festival is an international competition which is celebrated among Irish communities all over the world. The festival takes its inspiration from a nineteenth century ballad of the same name about a woman called Mary, who because of her beauty was called The Rose of Tralee. The words of the song are credited to C. (or E.) Mordaunt Spencer and the music to Charles William Glover, but a story circulated in connection with the festival claims that the song was written by William Pembroke Mulchinock, a wealthy Protestant, out of love for Mary O'Connor, a poor Catholic maid in service to his parents.

Origin

   The festival has its origins in the local Carnival Queen, once an annual town event, fallen by the wayside due to post-war emigration. In 1957, the Race Week Carnival was resurrected in Tralee, and it featured a Carnival Queen. The idea for the Rose of Tralee festival came when a group of local business people met in Harty's bar in Tralee to come up with i…