Articles by: Dermot Crean

Tralee Company Shortlisted For National Award

Tralee Company Shortlisted For National Award

September 22, 2017 at 1:50 pm 0 comments

A TRALEE company is among the finalists for the third annual Pakman Awards sponsored by Repak. Dillon Waste is shortlisted in the Waste Recycling and Recovery Facility of the Year. The Kerries based business will be hoping for repeat of their 2015 success when they won the top award in the […]

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The ‘Late Late’ Is Still Looking For Toy Show Performers

The ‘Late Late’ Is Still Looking For Toy Show Performers

September 22, 2017 at 10:15 am 0 comments

DO you know any kids with special talents? The deadline to get applications in to be part of the cast for this year’s Late Late Toy Show has been extended by another seven days, it was announced today. Young performers now have until Friday, September 29th to get their applications in. The final […]

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Tamara Hopes To Be Crowned Miss Ireland Tonight

Tamara Hopes To Be Crowned Miss Ireland Tonight

September 22, 2017 at 9:59 am 0 comments

A BALLYDUFF woman will take to stage tonight in a bid to win the Miss Ireland title. Tamara Goggin (20) was crowned Miss Kerry at The Brehon Hotel back in May and will now join ladies from all over the country at at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Northwood Park to […]

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Gerry Adams arrives at the launch of ‘Ireland’s Hunger for Justice’ at The Rose Hotel on Thursday night. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Gerry Adams Launches Book On Hunger Strikers At The Rose Hotel

September 22, 2017 at 9:26 am 0 comments

PRESIDENT of Sinn Féin, Gerry Adams TD, received a rapturous welcome in The Rose Hotel Tralee on Thursday night when he launched ‘Ireland’s Hunger for Justice’, the story of Ireland’s 22  hunger strikers. There was a packed house for the launch as people came from all over the county and indeed country for […]

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Looking forward to the Tralee Food Festival which takes place from September 22-24 were, Yomk Oviedo and Mayrinfer Ambrano of Transition Kerry, Paul Cotter, Croí Restaurant; David Scott, Tralee Chamber Alliance; Mayor of Tralee Norma Foley; Kevin O'Connor of Croí Restaurant and Sylvia Thompson of Transition Kerry. Photo by Dermot Crean

Seven Things To Do This Weekend Around Tralee

September 22, 2017 at 9:25 am 0 comments

While last weekend was a quiet one around town events-wise, there’s a whole host of things to get up to over the next couple of days in Tralee… Friday 1. Culture night… There’s a whole host of events happening tonight all over town for the annual Culture Night. Singing, dancing, […]

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Here’s All You Need To Know About Culture Night In Tralee

September 22, 2017 at 9:16 am 0 comments

RIGHT so, tonight is Culture Night around the country and there’s loads going on. Around Tralee you’ll find singing, dancing, drama, poetry, history, slapstick comedy, an art installation and so much more. The following is a list of events happening in town and where to find them… • THE SQUARE […]

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PREVIEW: Kilmoyley Look To Curb Challenge Of Ballyduff In Semi-Final

PREVIEW: Kilmoyley Look To Curb Challenge Of Ballyduff In Semi-Final

September 21, 2017 at 5:23 pm 0 comments

A tense and tough game is on the cards when Ballyduff and Kilmoyley meet on Sunday in the Garveys Supervalu Kerry SHC semi-final. Mike O’Halloran sets the scene… Ballyduff and Kilmoyley will renew rivalry after their epic battles last year in the final, where it took over two hours to […]

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Will Kerins O’Rahillys And Austin Stacks Make It To The Semis?

Will Kerins O’Rahillys And Austin Stacks Make It To The Semis?

September 21, 2017 at 5:12 pm 0 comments

TWO Tralee clubs will be looking to advance to the semi-finals of the Garvey’s Supervalu County Senior Football Championship this Saturday evening at Austin Stack Park. At 4pm, Kerins O’Rahillys face East Kerry who will be hoping their Kerry minor star David Clifford can work his magic, but it’s a different […]

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PREVIEW: A Battle Royal In Prospect Between Lixnaw And St Brendans

PREVIEW: A Battle Royal In Prospect Between Lixnaw And St Brendans

September 21, 2017 at 2:08 pm 0 comments

Mike O’Halloran looks forward to a fascinating Garveys Supervalu Kerry SHC semi-final clash between Lixnaw and St Brendan’s this Sunday in Austin Stack Park (2pm)… When Lixnaw face off against St Brendan’s next Sunday it will almost be three months since they played their last game in the Garvey’s SuperValu […]

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Public Consultation On Taxi Ranks And Pedestrianising The Mall Begins

Public Consultation On Taxi Ranks And Pedestrianising The Mall Begins

September 21, 2017 at 1:28 pm 0 comments

A PUBLIC consultation process on pedestrianising The Mall during the day and the location of taxi ranks has begun. Kerry County Council is proposing traffic calming measures in Bridge Street and The Mall and this includes pedestrianisation of the area from 10.30am and 6.30pm, making this area exclusive to pedestrians […]

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Top MUA To Give Masterclass In CH Chemists Next Month

Top MUA To Give Masterclass In CH Chemists Next Month

September 21, 2017 at 12:50 pm 0 comments

MAKE-Up enthusiasts will be delighted to learn about an upcoming masterclass by a renowned expert at CH Chemists next month. Jeanette Cronin in collaboration with a top seller in CH, Powder ‘n’ Pout will be doing make up demos on Saturday, October 7 at 2pm. She will be using both […]

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The Winners Of The Tralee Tidy Towns Competition Have Been Announced

The Winners Of The Tralee Tidy Towns Competition Have Been Announced

September 21, 2017 at 11:35 am 0 comments

MANOR Village, Knockmoyle and Kerins Park scooped the top estate prizes in the Tralee Tidy Towns competition for this year. The winners have been announced and will receive their prizes at an awards ceremony on October 2 in The Rose Hotel. There were also a number of winners for gardens, […]

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Kieran Donaghy places the ball into the net for his first half goal.  Photo by Dermot Crean

Kieran Donaghy Among Kerry Nominees For All-Stars

September 21, 2017 at 10:33 am 0 comments

KIERAN Donaghy and four of his Kerry teammates have been shortlised for the PWC Football All-Stars it was announced this morning. The Tralee man is joined by defenders Tadhg Morley and Paul Murphy and forwards Paul Geaney and James O’Donoghue. Thirteen players from Dublin’s and 12 from Mayo have made the […]

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Con Houlihan To Be Remembered In His Hometown With New Trail

Con Houlihan To Be Remembered In His Hometown With New Trail

September 21, 2017 at 9:57 am 0 comments

THE annual remembrance day for Con Houlihan takes place in Castleisland on Saturday, September 30 and this year sees the the launch of the Con Houlihan Trail by Castleisland Chamber Alliance. The trail consists of a short tour of Castleisland town taking in some of Con’s favourite places in the area. […]

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REPORTS/PHOTOS: Wins For Abbeydorney/Parnells And Crotta In Minor Championship

REPORTS/PHOTOS: Wins For Abbeydorney/Parnells And Crotta In Minor Championship

September 21, 2017 at 9:12 am 0 comments

Mike O’Halloran watched two  Kerry County Minor Hurling Championship quarter-final ties at Kilmoyley and Abbeydorney on Wednesday evening… THERE were big wins for both Crotta O’Neill’s and Abbeydorney/Parnells in the minor championship yesterday evening. Abbeydorney/Parnells overcame Kilmoyley in the beautiful sod that is Kilmoyley pitch, given all the rain that […]

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A crowd watching chef Odran Lucey giving a cookery demo in the Square as part of the Tralee Food Festival on Saturday. Photo by Dermot Crean

Square Space For Transition Kerry During Tralee Food Festival

September 20, 2017 at 3:13 pm 0 comments

  TRANSITION Kerry will be hosting a ‘Sustainable Space’ at Tralee Food Festival on this Saturday in the Square. This is to celebrate and showcase the work that is being done by local community groups and small local sustainable businesses. Tralee Allotments Project will show how the Community Apple Press works. […]

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Extreme Endurance Athlete To Give Talk In Tralee Hotel

Extreme Endurance Athlete To Give Talk In Tralee Hotel

September 20, 2017 at 3:00 pm 0 comments

EXTREME endurance athlete Gavan Hennigan will be delivering a talk, organised by Jigsaw Kerry, entitled “Developing Mental Resilience” in the Rose Hotel in Tralee on Sunday, October 8.   Gavan Hennigan is an Irish Extreme Endurance Athlete who hails from Galway. He has worked worldwide as a deep-sea saturation diver […]

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Taking off in the Ardfert Harvest Cycle on Saturday morning. Photo by Dermot Crean

Kids Fun Cycle In Aid Of Ardfert School Rescheduled For This Sunday

September 20, 2017 at 12:08 pm 0 comments

WHILE adults took off on the annual Ardfert Harvest Cycle in aid of the local school two weeks ago, the planned kids cycle for September 10 had to be postponed. Well now the Kids’ Fun Cycle has been rescheduled for this Sunday, September 24. Registration from 10am to 10.45am and […]

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WATCH: When Jimmy Magee Met A Na Gaeil Man In Rio

WATCH: When Jimmy Magee Met A Na Gaeil Man In Rio

September 20, 2017 at 11:48 am 0 comments

  THE country was saddened this morning at the news of the passing of the legendary Jimmy Magee. The RTE broadcaster passed away at the age of 82 and will be fondly remembered by all sports fans who grew up hearing his voice. One man who’ll feel saddened is Michael […]

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Yellow Status Weather Warning In Place But It’ll Clear Later

September 20, 2017 at 11:20 am 0 comments

YOU may have noticed that it’s pretty rotten outside today, but it should clear later this evening. The rain is coming down at the moment and Met Eireann has issued a Yellow Status Weather Advisory for Munster, Leinster, Cavan and Monaghan. There’ll be heavy rain today, continuing in the east for […]

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Tralee Boxer Within One Win Of Medal At European Championships

Tralee Boxer Within One Win Of Medal At European Championships

September 20, 2017 at 10:29 am 0 comments

TRALEE Boxing Club’s Patrick McCarthy is within one win of at least a bronze medal at the European Junior Championships. The local  boxer advanced to the quarter-finals of the 32-nation tournament held in Bulgaria this week with a 5-0 win over Owen Paton from Scotland in the 48kg category. The […]

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Number Of People Signing On In Tralee Down 15% In A Year

Number Of People Signing On In Tralee Down 15% In A Year

September 20, 2017 at 9:44 am 0 comments

THE number of people signing on in Tralee’s Social Welfare office fell in August, according to the latest figures from the Central Statistics Office. There were 4,205 signing on last month, down 81 from July’s figure. Countywide, 8,711 signed on at Kerry’s seven social welfare offices in August, down 284 […]

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St Brendan’s Park FC News

St Brendan’s Park FC News

September 19, 2017 at 5:52 pm 0 comments

Club Notes St Brendan’s Park Fc are excited to announce that we are looking to start up a GIRLS U12 team for the coming 2017/18 season. Girls born in 2007 2006 2005 would be eligible to play in this age group. As we are a volunteer run club we would ask the […]

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Tralee Imperials Basketball Club News

Tralee Imperials Basketball Club News

September 19, 2017 at 5:43 pm 0 comments

Training times With most of the trials and teams organised the following are the updated training days and times. Training days and times are subject to change and if you have a query about any of the teams you can contact the relevant team manager or through the club facebook […]

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Austin Stacks

Austin Stacks GAA Club Juvenile News

September 19, 2017 at 5:40 pm 0 comments

FAOI 6/8/10: (i) Great fun was had by all at last Sunday’s ‘football breakfast’! Another enjoyable football session will take place next Sunday morning in Caherslee. (ii) Thursday football at the usual times…U6/8s at 5.45pm and U10s at 6.30pm. (iii) On Saturday next (23rd), the UNDER 8s and UNDER 10s will […]

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Tralee Golf Club News

Tralee Golf Club News

September 19, 2017 at 5:32 pm 0 comments

Results: Fourball Betterball,  sponsored by Mc Carthy Insurance 1st: Richard Rafferty (9) & Brian O’Leary (10) 48 Points 2nd: Adam Leahy (8) & Mark Leahy (6) 46 Points 3rd: Bernard Costello Jnr (13) & John Joeseph O’Sullivan (21) 46 Points 4th: Eoghan O’Donnell (1) & Darren O’Sullivan (1) 44 Points […]

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St Brendan’s Basketball Club News

St Brendan’s Basketball Club News

September 19, 2017 at 5:29 pm 0 comments

ST. BRENDAN’S BASKETBALL CLUB NOTES ÉAMONN MCCARTHY MEMORIAL U16 BOYS TOURNAMENT The Éamonn McCarthy Memorial U16 Boys Tournament takes place on Saturday next the 23rd September. The tournament will be played at two venues. Group One will play in Moyderwell Primary School Gym and Group Two will play in Presentation Secondary […]

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Top Sailing Event For Fenit This Weekend

Top Sailing Event For Fenit This Weekend

September 19, 2017 at 3:25 pm 0 comments

SAILING enthusiasts are in for a treat this weekend with top racing coming to Fenit. Tralee Bay Maritime Centre along with Tralee Bay Sailing Club are hosting some of the best sailors in the country in a spectacular sailing competition, The 49er Nationals and Skiff Open from Friday, September 22 […]

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Join The Swimathon In Banna In Aid Of Enable Ireland Kerry

Join The Swimathon In Banna In Aid Of Enable Ireland Kerry

September 19, 2017 at 3:10 pm 0 comments

THE 5th Annual Enable Ireland Swimathon takes place on Sunday, October 1 at Banna Beach Hotel, Ardfert and organisers are looking for people to take part. This is a continuous swim over 8 hours from 10am – 6pm. Organiser Brid Brown says; “There is no age limit and we welcome […]

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Pope’s Astronomer To Visit Kerry Next Month

Pope’s Astronomer To Visit Kerry Next Month

September 19, 2017 at 2:22 pm 0 comments

The Pope’s Astronomer, Bro. Guy Consolmagno, S.J.,Director of the Vatican Observatory, will visit the Kerry International Dark Sky Reserve on Tuesday, October 17 He is due to deliver two talks – one to secondary school students at Coláiste na Sceilge, Cahersiveen, and the second, a public lecture later that evening […]

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