Articles by: Dermot Crean

Kirby’s Brogue Inn Shortlisted For Carvery Pub Of The Year

Kirby’s Brogue Inn Shortlisted For Carvery Pub Of The Year

July 16, 2018 at 12:43 pm 0 comments

KIRBY’S Brogue Inn has been shortlisted in the annual Knorr Great Carvery Pub of the Year competition. The Rock Street hostelry is one of three pubs shortlisted for the Munster final of the competition with the winner going forward to Great Carvery Pub of the Year National Final. The Brogue […]

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PHOTOS: More From The Colour Dash For Crumlin Hospital (Part 2)

July 15, 2018 at 1:57 pm 0 comments

IT was certainly a bright morning at Tralee Bay Wetlands as participants took to the road for the Colour Dash for Crumlin Children’s Hospital. Around 300 people took part and they were covered in paint dust by the finish of the 5k course. We brought you some images earlier (click […]

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PHOTOS: #Tralee On Social Media This Week

PHOTOS: #Tralee On Social Media This Week

July 15, 2018 at 1:17 pm 0 comments

Every week we compile the best of photos posted on Twitter and Instagram of Tralee and beyond. 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… Doing great work for Tralee… Clean up at Canal #Tralee […]

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PHOTOS: Explosions Of Colour At Fundraising Fun Run (Part 1)

July 15, 2018 at 1:17 pm 0 comments

THERE’LL be washing machines working overtime today after around 300 people got pasted with coloured paint at a wonderful fundraiser this morning from Tralee Bay Wetlands. This was the second Colour Dash for Crumlin Children’s Hospital organised by Micheál Dillon of Kinetic Health And Fitness. He said he was delighted with […]

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Roger Harty: Ego

Roger Harty: Ego

July 15, 2018 at 1:16 pm 0 comments

I PURPOSEFULLY left this little word stand alone in its own right without adding or subtracting  to the title. I suppose the underlying reason for this is to show how three simple letters can describe something (is it even a thing?) that can play such a powerful part in our lives. […]

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Amber and Jacinta Hobbert at the Friends of University Hospital Kerry fundraiser at Kingdom Greyhound Stadium on Friday night. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: A Fun Night For A Great Cause As Friends Of UHK Go To The Dogs

July 14, 2018 at 10:59 am 0 comments

THE crowds turned out once again at the Kingdom Greyhound Stadium as the Friends of University Hospital Kerry held their annual fundraising night at the dogs. Over €70,000 was raised at the event in 2017 enabling the hospital to buy vital equipment and it’s hoped the thousands raised last night […]

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Maureen O'Brien of Recovery Haven with Eileen Whelan of Paco Tralee and Mary Lynch of the Jamie Wrenn/Mike Dean Memorial Walk at Paco on Friday morning. Photo by Dermot Crean

Paco Raises Hundreds For Recovery Haven With Fashion/Coffee Morning

July 14, 2018 at 10:58 am 0 comments

A FUNDRAISER in a town centre boutique raised around €370 for Recovery Haven yesterday in a great morning of fashion and fun. Paco held another one of their great coffee/fashion mornings on Friday and not only did they raise cash for Recovery Haven, but also raised awareness of the upcoming annual […]

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Liam Horan, Tom Foley and Marilyn O'Shea of the Born To Run Club with the shield and medals from the 40 Mile Ultra Marathon. Photo by Dermot Crean

Born To Run Club Prepares For 40 Mile Ultra Marathon

July 14, 2018 at 10:58 am 0 comments

THE Born To Run Marathon Club in Tralee is gearing up for a major event at the end of the month with their 40 Mile Ultra Marathon. This is the fourth year of the event where runners of all levels can mix, in a fun filled welcoming atmosphere and the good […]

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Know Your Rights: What You Can Do About Noisy Neighbours

July 14, 2018 at 10:57 am 0 comments

Know Your Rights has been compiled by Kerry Citizens Information Service which provides a free and confidential service to the public… Question: Our neighbours often have noisy parties that keep us awake at night. We don’t really want to call the Gardaí – what else can we do? Answer: Noise nuisance can […]

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McCann At The Movies: Mediocre ‘Skyscraper’ Just About Gets Off First Floor

July 14, 2018 at 10:56 am 0 comments

John McCann says Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson’s star quality just about saves ‘Skyscraper’… After a two week summer break from the big screen, I was looking forward to catching the latest B movie blockbuster from the ever watchable and dependable Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson. His MO in Hollywood seems to […]

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Jack Barry on the attack. Photo by Dermot Crean

Here’s The Kerry Team To Face Galway On Sunday

July 13, 2018 at 8:00 pm 0 comments

KERRY begin their All-Ireland Super 8 series journey on Sunday and the side to face Galway has just been announced. It features one change from the side that beat Cork convincingly in the Munster final three weeks ago. Kevin McCarthy replaces Micheál Burns at No.10. A win would be a huge […]

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Stefan Okunbor with his man of the match award. Photo by Dermot Crean

Kerry Team Named For U20 All-Ireland Semi-Final Against Kildare

July 13, 2018 at 5:30 pm 0 comments

THE Kerry U20 team go in search of an All-Ireland place when they play Kildare in the semi-final in the Gaelic Grounds in Limerick tomorrow at 4pm. Despite convincing wins over Limerick, Waterford and Cork along the way, they will take nothing for granted against Kildare who beat Dublin in […]

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Kerry U21B Hurling Team Announced For All-Ireland Quarter-Final

July 13, 2018 at 2:45 pm 0 comments

THE Kerry U21 Hurling Team to play Kildare in the Richie McElligott Cup tomorrow in Limerick has been announced. The game against Kildare, which throws in at 2pm, forms part of a double-header with the Kerry Under 20 footballers taking on the Lilywhites  at 4pm. The team is as follows; […]

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PHOTOS: Irish Names Added To Buildings On Milk Market Lane

July 13, 2018 at 2:16 pm 1 comment

IF you’ve been down Milk Market Lane in the past couple of weeks, you may have noticed some nice new additions to the walls. While the murals have really brightened up the area since they were painted in March, the old Irish names of the people who lived in the […]

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New Tralee Brand To Be Launched Next Week

New Tralee Brand To Be Launched Next Week

July 13, 2018 at 10:34 am 0 comments

TRALEE Chamber Alliance will officially launch the new Tralee brand next week, part of a plan to attract business and tourism to the town. It will be launched by former Tanaiste, Dick Spring in Siamsa Tire Theatre Tralee on Tuesday. The event will outline plans for job creation and attracting […]

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Having fun during the charity Colour Run on Sunday morning. Photo by Dermot Crean

Five Things To Do Around Tralee This Weekend

July 13, 2018 at 9:39 am 0 comments

The searing heat is gone and we might even see (whisper it) a shower or two over the next couple of days. No matter, you can still enjoy these events around Tralee… Friday 1. Go to the dogs… It’s set to be another wonderful night at the dogs on Friday […]

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DJs, Barbecues And Fun At ‘Gin-Fest’ This Weekend

DJs, Barbecues And Fun At ‘Gin-Fest’ This Weekend

July 13, 2018 at 9:30 am 0 comments

IF you’re looking for something different when heading out this weekend, Alfie’s second annual Gin-Fest takes place at The Ashe Hotel tonight and Saturday night. It all kicks off on this evening with the return of their popular Wine-Down Friday from 5pm with a live DJ, a brand new sharing platter […]

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Anna To Fly The Flag For Kerry At Miss Universe Ireland

July 12, 2018 at 5:00 pm 0 comments

A KERRY model has been selected as a finalist in the Miss Universe Ireland Pageant Anna Cahill (21) from Rossbeigh, will go forward to the contest which takes place on Thursday, August 2 at the Mansion House, Dublin. “I am thrilled to be a finalist in Miss Universe Ireland and represent my […]

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Ferris Writes To UHK Management About Waiting Times At Hospital

Ferris Writes To UHK Management About Waiting Times At Hospital

July 12, 2018 at 2:51 pm 0 comments

KERRY Sinn Féin TD Martin Ferris has written to University Hospital Kerry Management and the HSE about current waiting times at A&E at the Hospital. Speaking today, Deputy Ferris said; “Having been contacted by a number of patients and their families who had the misfortune to have had to present to […]

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Participants make it home at the Spin SouthWest Sandstorm event at Ballyheigue Beach on Saturday morning. Photo by Dermot Crean

‘Sandstorm’ Rolls Into Ballyheigue Again This Weekend

July 12, 2018 at 2:16 pm 0 comments

IT’S proved massively popular over the past few years and now it returns to Ballyheigue beach this Saturday. Spin Southwest’s ‘Sandstorm’, sponsored by Fanta, will see hundreds of people take on the 5k race starting from 12 noon. The run is full of challenging obstacles including a tyre mound, the net crawl and […]

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Friends Of UHK Look Forward To Night At The Dogs

Friends Of UHK Look Forward To Night At The Dogs

July 12, 2018 at 1:53 pm 0 comments

IT’S set to be another wonderful night at the dogs on Friday as the Friends of University Hospital Kerry hold their annual fundraiser. Over €70,000 was raised at the event at the Kingdom Greyhound Stadium in 2017. With the funds raised, the Friends of University Hospital Kerry donated a Cardiac […]

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Lay it on me!..Runners during the charity Colour Run on Sunday morning. Photo by Dermot Crean

Colour Dash For Crumlin Hospital At The Wetlands This Sunday

July 12, 2018 at 11:12 am 0 comments

LAST year’s event was a fantastic success and Sunday is set to be no different as the Crumlin Colour Dash returns. Around 350 took part in last year’s September’s event in aid of Crumlin Children’s Hospital, organised by Micheál Dillon of Kinetic Health And Fitness. The run this Sunday starts […]

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Tralee Jobless Figure Increases For Second Month In A Row

Tralee Jobless Figure Increases For Second Month In A Row

July 12, 2018 at 10:37 am 0 comments

THE number of people signing on the Live Register in Tralee in June has increased for the second month in a row according to the latest data from the  Central Statistics Office. There were 3,746 people on the register in June, an increase of 20 on the May figure. It’s […]

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Fuel Prices Rise Significantly In Two Months At Stations Around Town

Fuel Prices Rise Significantly In Two Months At Stations Around Town

July 11, 2018 at 2:40 pm 1 comment

THE price of petrol and diesel at the filling station pumps around Tralee has risen significantly, by about eight cent a litre, since we last carried out a survey two months ago. Last time out in our regular check, prices of petrol and diesel per litre at garages around town ranged […]

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‘Vegtopia’ To Take Place In Town This Saturday

‘Vegtopia’ To Take Place In Town This Saturday

July 11, 2018 at 2:16 pm 0 comments

A CELEBRATION of vegan, vegetarian and dairy-friendly products produced locally will take place this Saturday in town. There’ll be food, music, entertainment and much more at ‘Vegtopia’ to encourage people into a more healthy diet and to show how delicious vegetables are. It kicks off  with a Yoga, Mindfulness and Breathing […]

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Christie Hennessy Celebration Will Stay In Tralee

Christie Hennessy Celebration Will Stay In Tralee

July 11, 2018 at 1:54 pm 1 comment

THE annual Christie Hennessy music celebration will take place in Tralee this winter. The event, which has taken place in Tralee since 2011, was provisionally booked for the INEC in Killarney this October, but now it has been confirmed it will take place in the Ashe Hotel again this year […]

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Kostal, the Limerick based manufacturer of automotive electronic systems, has announced a major €800,000 R&D programme with Lero, the Irish Software SFI Research Centre to develop a smart assembly line of the future. Lero partner IT Tralee will lead the two-year programme working with the University of Limerick. Funding for the research is being backed by Science Foundation Ireland.
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IT Tralee And UL To Lead €800,000 R&D Programme

July 11, 2018 at 11:31 am 0 comments

KOSTAL and Lero researchers at IT Tralee and UL have announced a €800,000 R&D programme to develop autonomous robots for assembly line of the future. This is the third major announcement by Lero on autonomous systems this year in Limerick and Tralee. Kostal, the Limerick based manufacturer of automotive electronic systems, has […]

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Eileen Whelan of Paco Tralee.

Paco To Host Fashion/Coffee Morning With A Great Raffle Prize

July 11, 2018 at 10:33 am 0 comments

HAVING raised loads of funds for great causes like the Inspired group, the local MS branch, buying defibrillators for the town, and more, a local fashion outlet will hold another one of their great coffee/fashion mornings again this Friday. Eileen Whelan of  Paco on The Mall has organised the event […]

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Members of the Born To Run Club's 'Couch To 5k' programme at the Aquadome on Tuesday. Front from left; Karen Lawlor and Anna Suchatys. Back from left; Ailish Hughes with Ivy Rose, Marcella Moriarty, Fiona Griffin, Kate Caffrey, Margaret Wharton, Helen Egan and Tom Dillon. Photo by Dermot Crean

Born To Run’s ‘Couch To 5k’ Recruits Make The Grade

July 11, 2018 at 9:49 am 1 comment

By Maria Moynihan HAVING laced up their running shoes for the first time in May, the latest recruits to Born To Run Tralee Marathon Club earned their first race medals on Tuesday evening, having completed a special event to mark the culmination of their “Couch To 5k” training programme. Over […]

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Man Arrested After Robbery Incident On Strand Road

Man Arrested After Robbery Incident On Strand Road

July 11, 2018 at 9:44 am 0 comments

GARDAI in Tralee have arrested a man in his 20s following a robbery incident on Strand Road on Tuesday, July 10. The incident took place at approximately 12:45pm when the suspect approached a woman who was walking on Strand Road and stole her handbag. Investigating Gardaí carried out a number […]

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