Articles by: Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: #Tralee On Social Media This Week

PHOTOS: #Tralee On Social Media This Week

April 23, 2017 at 11:34 am 0 comments

Every week we compile the best of photos posted on Twitter and Instagram about and around Tralee. Here’s what you’ve been snapping this week… (If you’d like a photo to feature just tag #Tralee in it and we’ll see it)… Fine weather for being out on the bike… @30daysofbiking a […]

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Tralee Woman Writes Children’s Book Available On Amazon

Tralee Woman Writes Children’s Book Available On Amazon

April 22, 2017 at 9:57 am 0 comments

AN Oakpark woman has just released a children’s book for sale on Amazon. Ann Marie O’Doherty is now living in Waterford and is a freelance journalist/blogger with over eight years experience in childcare. She has written for Maternity and Infant magazine, Mums & Tots magazine and eumom.ie but now turns her […]

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Sean Scally (top centre) of Enable Ireland Kerry, with Minnie and Mickey from Kingdom Party Pals and the Active Kingdom team, JT Deenihan, Sean Flynn and Paul Carmody looking forward to the family fun day in aid of Enable Ireland on Sunday, May 14.

A Fun Family Event For A Great Cause From Active Kingdom

April 22, 2017 at 9:56 am 0 comments

THE Active Kingdom team are hosting their second Family Fun Day in support of and in association with the ‘Enable Ireland Kerry Services’ next month. To be held on Sunday, May 14 in John Mitchels GAA Centre, Ballyseedy, the event will aim to raise funds for ‘Enable Ireland’ which will in turn […]

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Eileen Whelan and Paco staff at the Paco Fashion and Coffee morning on Friday. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Fashion And Coffee Morning Fundraiser Another Success At Paco

April 22, 2017 at 9:56 am 0 comments

PACO in The Mall Tralee was a hive of activity on Friday morning for a special fundraiser in aid of the Nano Nagle Special School in Listowel. The coffee and fashion morning was well attended and two girls, Rachel O’Brien and Michelle Costello got chance to model for the audience present. The […]

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Experts On Bowel Cancer From UHK To Speak At Event In Rose Hotel

Experts On Bowel Cancer From UHK To Speak At Event In Rose Hotel

April 22, 2017 at 9:55 am 0 comments

A RANGE of speakers in the field of Bowel Cancer will speak at an event in the Rose Hotel next week. Presented by University Hospital Kerry, the Bowel Cancer Prevention and Stoma Care Evening will feature a range of experts from 7pm to 9pm on Thursday, April 27. People attending […]

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Dr Caitlin: Bone Marrow Transplants And How They Work

Dr Caitlin: Bone Marrow Transplants And How They Work

April 22, 2017 at 9:55 am 0 comments

Dr Caitlin O’Connor of Tralee Medical Centre in St Brendan’s Park on Bone Marrow transplants… What is bone marrow? Bone marrow is a blood-based substance that can be found inside the body’s hollow bones. Marrow produces platelets, the red and white blood cells that form the basis of the body’s […]

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Kerry Designer Wins At VIP Style Awards

Kerry Designer Wins At VIP Style Awards

April 22, 2017 at 9:52 am 0 comments

THERE was a Kerry winner at the VIP Style Awards in Dublin last night. The who’s who of the Irish fashion and showbiz world were out in force at The Marker Hotel for the lavish affair, including Aidan O’Mahony who was supporting his Dancing With The Stars buddy, Dayl Cronin, […]

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McCann At The Movies: Get Into ‘Get Out’

McCann At The Movies: Get Into ‘Get Out’

April 22, 2017 at 9:28 am 0 comments

Our new movie reviewer, John McCann, was impressed with Jordan Peele’s directorial debut, ‘Get Out’… Written and directed by Jordan Peele (one half of the famous comedy duo Key & Peele), ‘Get Out’ was a film that had intrigued me long before viewing. The was due largely to its sensitive […]

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Mikey Boyle in Kerry v Meath Christy Ring Cup match in Austin Stack Park on Saturday. Photo by Gavin O'Connor

Kerry Hurling Team To Face Meath Announced

April 21, 2017 at 8:53 pm 0 comments

THE Kerry Senior Hurling Team to play Meath in the Leinster GAA Senior Hurling Championship – Round Robin  1st Round game in  Páirc Tailteann Navan on Sunday  next shows five changes from the side that faced Laois in the Allianz League Div 1B Relegation playoff;   Continued below… Team captain Aiden […]

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Corinne’s Looking For People To Join Her On ‘Lunchtime Mile’

Corinne’s Looking For People To Join Her On ‘Lunchtime Mile’

April 21, 2017 at 2:35 pm 0 comments

A LOCAL physiotherapist is looking for other health professionals to lead by example in taking part in a run/walk next week in the town park. Corinne Evans, based in High Street, is organising a ‘Lunchtime Mile’ run, which is a circuit of the town park on Wednesday, April 26 at […]

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Tralee Tennis Club members Timmy Hennessey, Sorcha Finnegan, Gemma Lougheed and Shane Roche who made the final of the Lakewood Open series.

Tralee Tennis Club Members Reach Finals At Lakewood Open

April 21, 2017 at 2:00 pm 0 comments

TRALEE Tennis Club recently had two pairings in the final of the Lakewood Open, which took place in Cork, from March 31 to April 9. Shane Roche and Gemma Lougheed won the Grade 5 Mixed Doubles title after playing four tough matches throughout the week and, as a result of the […]

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Elaine Kinsella, Maeve McGrath and Ciara Walsh at the Kerry Film Festival Patrons Night screening on Thursday night in The Ashe Hotel. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Screening Of Work Filmed In Dún Chaoin At KFF Patrons Night

April 21, 2017 at 11:11 am 0 comments

A PRIVATE screening of an acclaimed documentary was enjoyed by patrons of the Kerry Film Festival last night. Artistic Director of the Festival, Maeve McGrath, greeted guests at the Ashe Hotel for a screening of ‘The Welfare Of Tomás Ó Hallissey’ by Turner Prize winning artist Duncan Campbell, which was […]

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Nathan McDonnell on BBQ duties at the Family Fun at Ballyseedy Garden Centre in aid of Down Syndrome Kerry on Saturday. Photo by Dermot Crean

Ballyseedy Comes Alive For Fun-Filled Family Weekend

April 21, 2017 at 10:20 am 0 comments

THIS weekend sees the annual family fun weekend to mark the Tour de Munster Partnership Spin at Ballyseedy Home & Garden Centre. The event will see cyclists depart Ballyseedy at 10am and return later that afternoon when the entertainment will be in full swing with bouncy castles, giant games, a face […]

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Looking forward to the 24 Miles in 24 Hours swimming event in Tralee Sports and Leisure Centre on April 29/30 were Finbarr Griffin, Kristian O'Donovan, Kyle O'Donovan and Kieran O'Flaherty. Photo by Dermot Crean

Kristian And Friends Take On Marathon Swimming Fundraiser At Tralee Pool

April 21, 2017 at 10:13 am 1 comment

A TRALEE native is raising funds for three great causes by taking on marathon swimming events in the US this year. And having completed the Tampa Bay Marathon Swim (24 miles) in March, Kristian O’Donovan from Derrylea – but now living in Glenbeigh – is turning his attention to raising funds with a marathon […]

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Tralee Rowing Club members and friends preparing for the Duathlon on Sunday.

Four Things To Do In Tralee This Weekend

April 21, 2017 at 10:06 am 0 comments

It might be sandwiched between two lively, event-packed bank holiday weekends, but the next couple of days throws up a few things to do… Saturday 1. The World Cup visits… TRALEE RFC is hosting the Women’s Rugby World Cup trophy from 10am–1pm and the club is having a fun day to celebrate ladies […]

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WATCH: Roses Of 2016 Team Up For Charity Single

WATCH: Roses Of 2016 Team Up For Charity Single

April 21, 2017 at 9:53 am 0 comments

A YOUNG boy has teamed up with the Rose of Tralee Class of 2016 to launch a major fundraising campaign for Crumlin Children’s Hospital, where he was treated for cancer. The charity single It’s Time was officially launched by five and a half year old James McGowan on Thursday at SAM’s Bar on Dublin’s Dawson Street, […]

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Fundraising Fashion And Coffee Morning This Friday In Paco

Fundraising Fashion And Coffee Morning This Friday In Paco

April 20, 2017 at 3:45 pm 0 comments

IF you’re in town tomorrow morning, it’ll be worth a trip into Paco on The Mall from 11am to 1pm. Eileen Whelan of the fashion store is organising a coffee and fashion morning in aid of the Nano Nagle Special School in Listowel, which caters for students from the ages […]

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Ballymac Man Wins Ford Focus In Credit Union Draw

Ballymac Man Wins Ford Focus In Credit Union Draw

April 20, 2017 at 11:51 am 0 comments

A BALLYMAC man picked up a new Ford Focus thanks to Tralee Credit Union this morning. Ned Barnes and his wife Shelia are the latest winners in Tralee Credit Union’s Members Car Draw, which took place last Thursday in the Tralee Office. Collecting the car today from Stephen Benner of Kerry Motor […]

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Tralee Businesswoman To Tell Her Story Of Success In New Book

Tralee Businesswoman To Tell Her Story Of Success In New Book

April 20, 2017 at 10:32 am 0 comments

A NEW book which explores Tralee businesswoman’s determination to survive and thrive in the face of life’s challenges will be launched next month in The Rose Hotel. ‘Survive and Thrive: The Journey of a Lifetime’ by Breeda Hurley, the owner of ABC Cleaning Services, the successful contract cleaning company, tells how she learned to […]

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WATCH: When Jayne Mansfield Caused A Storm In Tralee

WATCH: When Jayne Mansfield Caused A Storm In Tralee

April 20, 2017 at 10:28 am 0 comments

THEY were different times. With the 50th anniversary of Jayne Mansfield coming to Tralee back in April 24, 1967, it’s worth revisiting this archive clip from RTE. The American movie star had her show cancelled after Kerry clergy protested at her proposed appearance at the Mount Brandon Hotel. A letter from the […]

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Council Management Meets With Minister On Kerry Projects

Council Management Meets With Minister On Kerry Projects

April 20, 2017 at 9:55 am 0 comments

THE Cathaoirleach of Kerry County Council, Cllr Michael O’Shea, Chief Executive, Moira Murrell and Deputy Chief Executive, Charlie O’Sullivan met with the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport, Shane Ross during his visit to Kerry on Wednesday evening. The representatives from Kerry County Council welcomed the meeting with Minister Ross, which […]

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Austin Stacks

Austin Stacks GAA Club Juvenile News

April 19, 2017 at 4:15 pm 0 comments

PEIL FAOI 6/8/10: (i) On Sunday next we’ll be in action as usual in Caherslee at 11am. New players welcome. (iii) The Under 8 and Under 10 boys thoroughly enjoyed their Easter games. Well done, all! PEIL FAOI 12: Fixtures for TEAM A and TEAM B ~ (a) Our boys […]

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Tralee Imperials Basketball Club News

Tralee Imperials Basketball Club News

April 19, 2017 at 4:08 pm 0 comments

  AS we come to the end of another season the management committee would like to take this opportunity to thank all coaches, assistant coaches, team managers, parents for all their help throughout the season. And a big thank you and well done to all players. All that is left on […]

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Aviva Soccer Sisters Easter Camp at St Brendans Park Fc

St Brendan’s Park FC News

April 19, 2017 at 4:00 pm 0 comments

By Club PRO Tommy Naughton  Academy Coaches Needed ; With the new Academy season having just kicked off, now would be a great time for new volunteers to join us in bringing football and fun to all. We are curently looking for coaches to help with our U9 Academy every Saturday […]

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Tralee Golf Club News

Tralee Golf Club News

April 19, 2017 at 3:53 pm 0 comments

Mens results  Saturday 15th April MSC Sponsored By The Meadowlands Hotel: Gross Scores: 1st : Terry Egan (19)  20 Points 2nd : Vincent Twomey (18) 19 Points 3rd : Denis O’Brien  (19) 18 Points Best Net: Bob Dillon (18) 36 Points ( 18 Points Gross) CSS: 35 Points. Results: Sunday 16th April […]

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Tralee Rowing Club members and friends preparing for the Duathlon on Sunday.

‘Pull Like A Dog’ And Then Run At Tralee Rowing Club Duathlon

April 19, 2017 at 2:48 pm 0 comments

EVERYONE is invited to Tralee Rowing Club at the Basin this Sunday for a special fundraising event. People are encouraged to ‘come pull like a dog’ in the Row & Run Duathlon from 10am. First, people can take to a rowing machine before heading off on a run. There are two categories: […]

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Mike O'Donnell and Ingrid Boyle of Kerry Camino with group at rest bench and stamping station, overlooking Minard.

Kerry Camino A Must For Lovers Of The Great Outdoors

April 19, 2017 at 1:51 pm 0 comments

THE Kerry Camino festival taking place at the end of the month from April 28-30 and is a must for lovers of the great outdoors. The annual festival offers walking enthusiasts three days of stunning trails taking in some of the most beautiful landscapes of the Dingle Peninsula. Over the three days, […]

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Zoe’s World: Why ’13 Reasons Why’ Is Essential Viewing For Teens And Adults

Zoe’s World: Why ’13 Reasons Why’ Is Essential Viewing For Teens And Adults

April 19, 2017 at 12:26 pm 0 comments

UNLESS you have been living under a rock for the past two weeks, you have probably heard about the Netflix series ’13 Reasons Why’, which is becoming more identifiable as a cultural phenomenon than anything else. I, like many people, originally heard about it through the medium of Selena Gomez’s instagram […]

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Blue bell Wonderland…Siùn Morrissey, left, with  Jennifer Rea and Mathona Morrissey, enjoying their own ‘Mad Hatters tea party’ in Killarney National Park, for the launch of the Killarney Races Summer Racing Season 2017, begining on Sunday 14th May and finishing Tuesday 17th, with 3 days of the very best of Festival Racing. Sunday and Monday are both National Hunt cards whilst Tuesday is an all flat card.Sunday is also the very popular ‘Mad Hatters Day’, head to wonderland  and get creative with your best fun design, there will be categories of competition for Children and Adults.  The theme for the day will incorporate ‘imagination, colour and fun.Photo:Valerie O’Sullivan/FREE PIC***

Mad Hatters Day To Kick Off Racing Season

April 19, 2017 at 11:53 am 0 comments

CHILDREN and adults will be well catered for at the opening day of Killarney Races next month with a ‘Mad Hatters Day’. Killarney Races kicks off its summer racing season on Sunday, May 14 to Tuesday, May 16 offering  three days racing and almost €400,000 prize money. Sunday and Monday are both National Hunt […]

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Workshops At Tralee Library For Bealtaine Festival

Workshops At Tralee Library For Bealtaine Festival

April 19, 2017 at 11:33 am 1 comment

A SERIES of workshops in creative writing, painting, drawing and fieldwork is coming to libraries around Kerry as part of the Bealtaine Festival. Kerry County Council in association with Kerry Libraries and co-funded by the Arts Council is organising the events. Kate Kennelly, Arts Officer, says; “These workshops are run by […]

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