Articles by: Dermot Crean

Sponsored: A Range Of PPE Products Is Available At CH Tralee

Sponsored: A Range Of PPE Products Is Available At CH Tralee

July 4, 2020 at 10:47 am 0 comments

WE are living in strange times and while some normality has resumed it’s important to realise that we’re not out of the woods yet and the virus is still out there, With this in mind, CH Tralee have an extensive range of personal protective equipment to help yo stay safe […]

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Kids Can Get Creative Through Free Online Workshops From Monday

Kids Can Get Creative Through Free Online Workshops From Monday

July 4, 2020 at 10:21 am 0 comments

KERRY  Local Creative Youth Partnership is running a free live stream eight-part summer series of workshops for young people of all ages. The live stream workshops will commence at 12pm each working day and run for two weeks from Monday, July 6th to Wednesday, July 15th. They will live stream […]

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Finnegan On Films: Three Spielberg Gems To Savour On Netflix

Finnegan On Films: Three Spielberg Gems To Savour On Netflix

July 4, 2020 at 9:59 am 0 comments

This week, our movie guy, James Finnegan selects three films on Netflix from arguably the greatest director of all-time, Steven Spielberg… This week’s selections from Netflix come from the extraordinary talent that is Steven Spielberg. As a producer, director and screenwriter, he has helped shape modern storytelling in ways that […]

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No New Kerry Cases, Nine Confirmed COVID-19 Cases Nationally

No New Kerry Cases, Nine Confirmed COVID-19 Cases Nationally

July 3, 2020 at 6:35 pm 0 comments

NO new confirmed cases of the Coronavirus were reported by the National Public Health Emergency Team (NPHET) for Kerry today. The number of people who have contracted the virus so far remains at 310. That number has not increased since Saturday, June 20. The number of people who have tested […]

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Council Urges Holidaymakers Visiting Kerry To Follow Public Guidelines

Council Urges Holidaymakers Visiting Kerry To Follow Public Guidelines

July 3, 2020 at 3:04 pm 0 comments

KERRY County Council is urging tourists visiting the county to follow public guidelines and have a safe holiday in the Kingdom. As the country continues to reopen for business and tourism, hotels and guesthouses around Kerry have opened their doors for visitors. An increase in the numbers of visitors coming […]

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Kerry College About To Begin Interviews For September Courses

Kerry College About To Begin Interviews For September Courses

July 3, 2020 at 11:15 am 0 comments

KERRY College is about to begin its course recruitment interviews for its September intake. All courses with an employment focus scheduled to start in September are now being called for interview. A first round of place offers will take place after these interviews have taken place. Interviews will be held […]

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Bishop Ray Browne at the official opening of the new 15-bed specialist palliative in-patient unit at University Hospital Kerry on Friday afternoon. Photo by Dermot Crean

Bishop Asks Public To Choose A Weekday To Attend Mass Over Coming Weeks

July 3, 2020 at 11:05 am 0 comments

BISHOP of Kerry, Ray Browne, has issued a statement welcoming parishioners back to Mass this weekend. He is asking people to be understanding as churches prepare to welcome people and expressed his hope that up to 100 massgoers will be able to attend each service towards the end of the […]

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Kerry Pride Reveals Details Of Online ‘Pride Inside’ Festival

July 3, 2020 at 10:49 am 0 comments

PRIDE Inside — the online LGBT festival organised by Kerry Pride, Killarney Pride, Black Pride Ireland, Galway Pride, Limerick Pride, Mayo Pride, and Sligo Pride — has announced the line-up of events happening from July 11-19. Opening on Saturday, July 11 with Limerick Pride’s virtual parade and closing on Sunday, […]

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Máire Holmes.

Writer In Residence To Recommence Work Remotely

July 3, 2020 at 10:21 am 0 comments

AFTER the unexpected break due to Covid 19 safety measures, Máire Holmes is recommencing her work as Kerry County Council’s writer in residence, co-funded by the Arts Council and Creative Ireland. This isn’t Máire’s first residency in Kerry – she proved popular here a number of years ago, interacting with […]

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The Rose Hotel's Head Chef Jason Fabian with General Manager Mark Sullivan and Sales and Marketing Manager Aisling Foley looking forward to the event on Saturday. Photo by Dermot Crean

Special Day Planned To Celebrate 4th Of July At The Rose Hotel

July 2, 2020 at 2:44 pm 0 comments

THE past few months have been tough for everyone in terms of staying at home and not socialising, but with hotels, restaurants and some bars reopening, people are beginning to venture out and have fun. Well The Rose Hotel, which reopened on Monday, are offering a special incentive to visit […]

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Create Your Own Ring Of Kerry Cycle Finish Line And You Could Win A €1,000 Bike

Create Your Own Ring Of Kerry Cycle Finish Line And You Could Win A €1,000 Bike

July 2, 2020 at 2:08 pm 0 comments

THE organisers of The Ring of Kerry Charity Cycle have launched a #FinishLineFantasy challenge in an effort to further promote cycling and to encourage participants to recreate their own finish on Saturday July 4, marking the original date of the 2020 cycle. The Ring of Kerry Charity Cycle organisers have […]

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Occupancy Levels In Kerry Holiday Accommodation Businesses Still Low For Summer

Occupancy Levels In Kerry Holiday Accommodation Businesses Still Low For Summer

July 2, 2020 at 1:46 pm 0 comments

THERE is still plenty of holiday accommodation available in Kerry according to a new survey carried out by the Kerry Tourism Industry Federation (KTIF). In a bid to understand the impact Covid-19 is having on the hospitality industry in Kerry, KTIF members were asked to divulge their occupancy levels from […]

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Kerins O’Rahillys Club Seeks New Leaseholder To Run Charlie’s Bar

Kerins O’Rahillys Club Seeks New Leaseholder To Run Charlie’s Bar

July 2, 2020 at 11:45 am 0 comments

THE bar and bistro at Kerins O’Rahillys GAA Club will not be reopening this month until a new leaseholder is found. Mike O’Connor had been running Charlie’s Bar since early 2018 but will not be returning to the club bar, bistro and function room. In a statement on the Kerins […]

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Adam Harris of As I Am launching the learning resource toolkit available in Supervalu stores from Monday.

Supervalu And Autism Charity Launches Learning Resource Toolkit

July 2, 2020 at 10:47 am 0 comments

SUPERVALU and AsIAm have launched a learning resource toolkit which has been developed to help those with high support needs prepare during the summer months to return to school in September. 20,000 of the ‘Bridge Back to School’ resource booklets will be distributed to SuperValu stores nationwide and be available […]

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Kerry College Offers Online Consultations Regarding Courses On Offer

Kerry College Offers Online Consultations Regarding Courses On Offer

July 2, 2020 at 10:30 am 0 comments

KERRY College of Further Education and Training (Kerry College) is now offering remote, online, face-to-face consultations for those considering a course at one of their four campus locations in the autumn. Enrolment is now underway for a September 7th start and places are filling fast across their range of programmes. […]

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Alex Hoffman

Top Tralee Legal Firm Appoints New Partner

July 2, 2020 at 10:17 am 0 comments

PROMINENT Tralee legal firm, Pierse McCarthy Lucey LLP Solicitors, are pleased to announce the recent promotion of Alex Hoffman as a partner in the firm, which is situated on Ashe Street. Alex joined the firm in September 2018, having previously trained and worked with P.J. O’Driscoll & Sons, Solicitors in […]

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Minister Brendan Griffin in The Square for the official opening of the Rose of Tralee Festival. Photo by Dermot Crean

Brendan Griffin Will Not Retain Minister Of State For Tourism and Sport Post

July 1, 2020 at 4:07 pm 0 comments

KERRY Fine Gael TD Brendan Griffin will not retain his Minister of State for Tourism and Sport post in the new Government. Deputy Griffin was first elected to the Dáil in 2011 and held the Minister of State for Tourism and Sport since June 2017. No official statement has yet been […]

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Cllr Pa Daly.

Daly Wants Minister Foley To Review Tendering Criteria For School Buildings

July 1, 2020 at 2:01 pm 0 comments

SINN Féin TD for Kerry, Pa Daly, has called on Minister Norma Foley and the Department of Education to urgently review the tendering criteria for school buildings, specifically in light of Gaelcholáiste Chiarraí, and to ensure that local builders have an opportunity to submit tenders. Kerry County Council signed over […]

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AIB Reveals Kerry Consumers Spending Habits During COVID-19 Crisis

AIB Reveals Kerry Consumers Spending Habits During COVID-19 Crisis

July 1, 2020 at 12:23 pm 0 comments

FRIDAY, June 12 was the busiest day for shopping in Kerry as stores reopened after lockdown according to data released by AIB today. The data has been compiled from over one million AIB debit and credit card transactions between 18th May and 14th June, and has been anonymised and aggregated. […]

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Over €2.1m Worth Of Residential Property Sold Around Tralee In May

Over €2.1m Worth Of Residential Property Sold Around Tralee In May

July 1, 2020 at 10:19 am 0 comments

THE most up to date statistics from the Residential Property Price Register shows that May was obviously a quieter month than usual for sales, but there were still 12 properties sold around Tralee, fetching a total of €2,120,500. The property that sold for the most money in the Tralee  environs […]

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A sheep which was attacked in Tipperary in the past few months.

Gardaí Appeal To Dog Owners After Reports Of Attacks On Livestock

July 1, 2020 at 10:06 am 0 comments

GARDAI have issued a national appeal to all dog owners to ensure their dogs are kept under control as Gardaí have received nearly 50 reports of livestock being attacked since March. One such incident took place in Kerry, with Sligo/Leitrim being the worst affected area with seven attacks. Inspector James […]

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No Rise In Kerry COVID-19 Cases Today, 11 Confirmed Nationally

No Rise In Kerry COVID-19 Cases Today, 11 Confirmed Nationally

June 30, 2020 at 6:44 pm 1 comment

NO new confirmed cases of the Coronavirus were reported by the National Public Health Emergency Team (NPHET) for Kerry today. The number of people who have contracted the virus so far remains at 310. According to the HSE’s Daily Operations Update, there were no patients with COVID-19 in University Hospital […]

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Operations Manager at Kerry Sports Academy, Hazel Byrne.

Kerry Sports Academy Reopens To Public From Monday

June 30, 2020 at 4:38 pm 0 comments

KERRY Sports Academy is re-opening its doors on July 6 with facilities available to the public on a 7 day basis. Customers will need to pre-book all services via a phone app on a first-come, first-served basis to ensure that numbers are controlled to allow for physical distancing within the […]

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Council Acknowledges Hard Work Of Frontline Workers During Crisis

June 30, 2020 at 1:24 pm 0 comments

KERRY County Council has this week acknowledged the commitment, dedication and hard work of frontline workers in Kerry during the coronavirus emergency. On Monday, the outgoing Cathaoirleach, Cllr Niall Kelleher, presented a ‘Cathaoirleach’s Acknowledgement’ to the management of University Hospital Kerry, representing health service personnel across the county, and to […]

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Austin Stacks

Austin Stacks GAA Club News

June 30, 2020 at 10:38 am 0 comments

SENIOR FOOTBALL: After an absence of 20 weeks (our last game – in round 1 of the Co. League at home to Kenmare Shamrocks – was on the 8th March last) our Seniors are due to get back to competitive action on the week-end of 26th July with a game […]

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Kerry County Council buildings in Rathass.

Public Invited To Join Webinar On County Development Plan

June 30, 2020 at 10:10 am 0 comments

AS Kerry County Council embarks on the first phase of the preparation of the new Kerry County Development Plan, members of the public are invited to join a free online information session on the plan this Thursday. Michael Scannell, Director of Economic and Community Development and Damien Ginty, Acting Senior […]

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Pictured in Ballyseede Woods at the launch of Kerry's Wellbeing Walks are from left: Askea Calnan, Community Walking Programme Facilitator, Eithne Garvey and Mícheál MacGuidhir, Dingle Hillwalking Club, John Linehan, Ballymac Glenageenty Ramblers, Mary B. Clifford, Laune Mountaineering Club and Maurice Reen, Sliabh Luachra Hillwalking Club. Photo: Pauline Dennigan

Get Active Outdoors With The ‘Kerry Wellbeing Walks’

June 30, 2020 at 9:59 am 1 comment

WITH the further reopening of the county this week, Kerry Recreation and Sports Partnership, has announced a new walking initiative called Kerry’s Wellbeing Walks, as a continuation of Kerry County Council’s “In this Together Kerry” Campaign. Previous campaign elements included the ‘Kerry Step Challenge’, ‘In the Bag’ and ‘Let’s Get […]

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Michael Healy Rae

Healy Rae Calls For Clarity On Situation Facing Third Level Students

June 30, 2020 at 9:59 am 0 comments

DEPUTY Michael Healy Rae has called on the newly appointed Minister for Higher Education, Innovation and Research Simon Harris to ensure a clear and consistent approach on the return to third level for students, at least during first semester is provided immediately. The Kerry Independent TD said many rural parents […]

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No New COVID-19 Cases For Kerry, 24 New Cases Reported Nationwide

No New COVID-19 Cases For Kerry, 24 New Cases Reported Nationwide

June 29, 2020 at 6:32 pm 0 comments

NO new confirmed cases of the Coronavirus were reported by the National Public Health Emergency Team (NPHET) for Kerry today. The number of people who have contracted the virus so far remains at 310. According to the HSE’s Daily Operations Update, there was one patient with COVID-19 in University Hospital […]

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A burnt sand dune at Banna after Sunday night's fire. Photo: Cllr Ferris' Facebook Page

Cllr Ferris Reiterates Call For Action After Fire At Banna Sand Dunes

June 29, 2020 at 3:49 pm 1 comment

A LOCAL councillor has again called on the Council to take action at Banna beach after another fire in the area on Sunday night. The fire resulted in approximately one acre of sand dunes being burned and Councillor Deirdre Ferris is calling on Kerry County Council to close all secondary car […]

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