Articles by: Dermot Crean

Bryan Sheehan sends in a thunderous effort. Photo by Dermot Crean.

Bryan Sheehan Retires From Inter-County Football

November 19, 2017 at 6:18 pm 0 comments

BRYAN Sheehan has announced his retirement from inter-county football. The St Marys Cahersiveen clubman leaves having gained every honour the game could bestow on him — including five All-Ireland senior medals — and having played and captained his county in all grades. In a statement on the Kerry GAA website […]

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Claire, Michelle and Ashley Maunsell at the annual Castlegregory GAA social at the Ballyroe Heights Hotel on Saturday night. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Castlegregory GAA Looks Back On Year At Annual Social

November 19, 2017 at 9:57 am 0 comments

AROUND 100 of the Castlegregory GAA faithful gathered at Ballyroe Heights Hotel on Saturday night for their annual social. It’s been a year of highs and lows with the minors providing the silverware, while the senior side suffered the heartbreak of losing a final as Chairman Tom Rohan explained. “Well, […]

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Jordan Kissane, Luke O'Carroll, Basit Oyebanji, Killian Griffin, Conor Commane and Owen Healy at the Tralee Harriers Athletics Club awards night in the Manor West Hotel on Friday. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Tralee Harriers Club Holds Annual Awards Night

November 19, 2017 at 9:54 am 0 comments

TRALEE Harriers Athletic Club came out in force on Friday night in Manor West Hotel to celebrate the athletes 2017 achievements. Mayor of Tralee, Norma Foley along with her husband Denis were in attendance. In her speech she commended Tralee Harriers on their continued success in the field of athletics […]

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The contestants in the St Brendan's Hurling Club 'Strictly Come Dancing' at the launch in Curby's Bar on Saturday night. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Meet The Contestants In St Brendan’s Hurling Club’s ‘Strictly Come Dancing’

November 19, 2017 at 9:54 am 0 comments

IT’S all systems go for the second annual St Brendan’s Hurling Club’s ‘Strictly Come Dancing’. Many of the 22 contestants gathered at Curby’s Bar in Ardfert village for the launch of the event, which takes place in the Ballyroe Heights Hotel on Saturday, December 2. It’s clear they can’t wait […]

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PHOTOS: #Tralee On Social Media This Week

PHOTOS: #Tralee On Social Media This Week

November 19, 2017 at 9:52 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)… Well done indeed… Well done to all players who collected […]

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Club members Brian Fitzgerald and Dillon Boyer hanging pictures over the weekend at Kerry County Library.

Ardfert Camera Club To Hold Exhibition At Tralee Library

November 19, 2017 at 9:52 am 0 comments

ARDFERT Camera Club’s 8th annual photographic exhibition takes place on Tuesday next, November 21 at 7pm at Kerry County Library, Moyderwell. There will be over 60 pictures of various themes and sizes on display, all taken by club members. The exhibition will be formally launched by Grace O’Donnell from Tralee […]

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Martin Ferris Will Not Stand For Dáil In The Next General Election

November 18, 2017 at 9:16 pm 0 comments

GERRY ADAMS tonight announced during his leader’s speech at the Sinn Fein Ard Fheis, that neither he nor Martin Ferris would be running for the Dáil in the next election. In his address to the Ard Fheis, he said: “I’m very proud to have served as Uachtarán. Last year, myself […]

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Young players who performed music at the Tralee Parnells GAA Club awards night in The Rose Hotel on Friday. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Tralee Parnells Celebrates Another Year Of Progress At Awards

November 18, 2017 at 10:57 am 0 comments

IT was another momentous year for the Tralee Parnells Hurling and Camogie Club as the members gathered for their awards night on Friday at The Rose Hotel. The club made more progress this year with bigger numbers, an appearance at the Féile competition, making the minor county final and their […]

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Members and volunteers with the Inspired group with the 'A Christmas Hug' CD on sale now.

Pat And John’s Inspired Christmas Song To Raise Funds For Local Group

November 18, 2017 at 10:52 am 0 comments

TWO local musicians have released a Christmas song which they hope will raise much needed funds for a local group. Pat Pierse and John Buggy, aka ‘The Crackers’, recorded ‘A Christmas Hug’ and all proceeds from sales go to the Inspired group on Friary Lane. The lads wrote the song […]

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At the presentation of a cheque to Meals on Wheels from Tralee Lions Club on Friday were, Treasurer of Tralee Lions Club Fergus Courtney; President of Tralee Lions Club, Tommy Conroy; Rachel Hayes, Meals On Wheels; Sean Cooke, Tralee Lions Club; Paddy Kevane, Meals on Wheels and Claire Byrne, Meals on Wheels. Photo by Dermot Crean

Lions Club Helps Out Vital Meals And Wheels Service

November 18, 2017 at 10:07 am 0 comments

TRALEE Lions Club has helped out the Meals And Wheels service to the tune of €2,000 which will help them continue their fantastic work. The vital service delivers food to many elderly and people with disabilities in the Tralee area who are in need of a proper meal. Sean Cooke […]

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Santa Claus meets bargain hunters in the queue for the CH Christmas Shopping Event on Friday evening. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Massive Turnout For CH Chemists Christmas Event

November 18, 2017 at 9:44 am 0 comments

BY the time they opened the doors for the CH Chemists Christmas Shopping night, the queue had gone all the way down to Penneys, across The Mall and snaked around Denny Street as far as The Roast House cafe. It seems people just love a bargain and staff were ready […]

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Dr Caitlin: Insomnia — Its Effects And How To Get A Good Sleep

Dr Caitlin: Insomnia — Its Effects And How To Get A Good Sleep

November 18, 2017 at 9:38 am 0 comments

Dr Caitlin O’Connor of Tralee Medical Centre in St Brendan’s Park on insomnia… As many as one in three people can have some difficulty with sleeping. However, there are many things you can do to help yourself. This information aims to show you some of them. For example, simple things […]

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McCann At The Movies: Paddington 2 Is A Charming, Fun-Filled Family Movie

McCann At The Movies: Paddington 2 Is A Charming, Fun-Filled Family Movie

November 18, 2017 at 9:37 am 0 comments

Our movie guy, John McCann, on a movie that is sure to bring a smile to even the grumpiest of faces!… With the first in the series being such a surprising delight and having my two children (both under 7) accompany me to a matinee showing, Paddington 2 was always […]

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Know Your Rights: Opening A Bank Account

November 18, 2017 at 9:37 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: My bank is insisting I must prove my identity to open a new account, even though I already have an account with them. What is required to open a […]

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Council Invites Applications For Funding For Projects In Disadvantaged Areas

Council Invites Applications For Funding For Projects In Disadvantaged Areas

November 17, 2017 at 4:02 pm 0 comments

KERRY County Council is inviting applications for funding under the new RAPID Programme under the theme of ‘Community Safety and Anti-Social Behaviour’. The funding relates to capital projects only and is available for projects in disadvantaged urban areas. The programme is being administered by Kerry County Council in conjunction with […]

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Presentation Castleisland students presented a cheque to Sean Scally of Enable Ireland Kerry on Friday. Photo by Dermot Crean

Students Turn Off Their Phones To Help Enable Ireland Kerry

November 17, 2017 at 2:59 pm 0 comments

STUDENTS from Presentation Secondary School Castleisland present Enable Ireland Kerry Services with a cheque for €270 on Friday. The money was raised by students who took part in a No Phone Survival Challenge. That’s right – no phones, no calls, no texts, no snaps, no posts, no likes, no selfies […]

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Pictured at the opening of The Golf Doc Academy in Ballinorig, Tralee was ( L to R )  Philip Walton, Simonette Clifford, Ellen O'Dowd, Susan O'Dowd, Owner James O'Dowd, Dick Spring and Mary O'Dowd.

PHOTOS: Dick Spring Opens Tralee Man’s ‘The Golf Doc’ Academy

November 17, 2017 at 2:31 pm 0 comments

A TRALEE man has just opened a new facility for golf enthusiasts on the outskirts of town. James O’Dowd is bringing his insights, tips and experience to his new venture ‘The Golf Doc’ which opened its doors for the first time on Thursday. Situated just outside Tralee in Ballinorig West, […]

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Paving works underway on Bridge Street on Thursday.

Bridge Street Work Won’t Be Finished Until End Of November

November 17, 2017 at 11:11 am 1 comment

IT has emerged that the works which have been taking place on the Bridge Street area won’t be completed until the end of the month. The work on The Mall/Bridge Street project was scheduled to finish on Tuesday, November 21, but it’s clear now that this will not happen and […]

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Santa is coming to Manor this weekend.

Santa Claus To Arrive In Manor This Weekend

November 17, 2017 at 10:26 am 0 comments

MANOR West Shopping Centre and Retail Park is creating a buzz this Christmas season the arrival of Santa Claus will enhance this at the centre on Saturday. Kids will have the chance to meet the big man in red and his friends for free from 12noon to 6pm on Saturday […]

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Forever blowing bubbles at the ITT STEM event as part of Science Week on Saturday. Photo by Dermot Crean

Eight Things To Do Around Tralee This Weekend

November 17, 2017 at 9:43 am 0 comments

Tea parties, Santa, science, shopping and more. There’s actually a bit to get up to over the weekend… Friday 1. Christmas at CH kicks off… The annual CH Christmas Evening event  takes place from 6pm to 8pm tonight. 800 goodie bags will be given to customers who spend more than […]

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Launching Radio Kerry's Christmas Jumper Day in aid of St Vincent de Paul were, front from left; Andrew Morrissey, Paddy Kevane (St Vincent de Paul) and Pat Kelly. Back from left; Alan Finn, Elaine Kinsella, Junior Locke (St Vincent de Paul), Melanie O'Sullivan and Brendan Fuller. Photo by Dermot Crean

Help Out A Great Cause By Taking Part In Christmas Jumper Day

November 17, 2017 at 9:36 am 0 comments

IT’S raised almost €50,000 for St Vincent de Paul over the past few years, so everyone is encouraged to get the Christmas jumper out to help families in need this festive season. Radio Kerry’s third annual Christmas Jumper Day will take place on Friday, December 15 and Junior Locke of […]

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Ardfert NS Pupils Wins Best Film Of The Year At Nationwide FÍS Festival

Ardfert NS Pupils Wins Best Film Of The Year At Nationwide FÍS Festival

November 16, 2017 at 5:33 pm 0 comments

ARDFERT NS won the top prize today at the FÍS National Film Festival. The pupils from Ms Holland’s fifth class at the school won Overall Film of the Year award for their entry, ‘The Gooseberry Fair’. They were up against 24 other schools from around the country. Their entry re-enacts […]

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Christmas Classics Coming To The Omniplex Big Screen

Christmas Classics Coming To The Omniplex Big Screen

November 16, 2017 at 3:40 pm 0 comments

YES, it’s only November, but some people are already embracing the thought of the festive season ahead. With this in mind, Tralee Omniplex Cinema is cranking up a notch on nostalgia in a seasonal run of their popular #BringItBack classic film screenings which includes ‘Gremlins’, ‘Die Hard’ and, er, ‘Goodfellas’?! #BringItBack […]

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The Ashe Hotel Features In Trivago Awards 2018

The Ashe Hotel Features In Trivago Awards 2018

November 16, 2017 at 3:03 pm 0 comments

A TRALEE hotel has featured in the Trivago Awards for 2018. The Ashe Hotel was rated in the Top 3 Best Rated 3 Star Hotel’s in Ireland. Meanwhile, Camp Junction House B&B came second in the Ireland’s Top-Rated Alternative Accommodation category. It’s the second year in a row the Ashe Hotel […]

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WATCH: Short Film Promoting Tralee At Night Shows What Town Has To Offer

WATCH: Short Film Promoting Tralee At Night Shows What Town Has To Offer

November 16, 2017 at 11:38 am 0 comments

TRALEE will receive its Purple Flag at a ceremony in Norwich tonight after a supreme effort by all involved during the summer. It was announced in late September that Tralee would be awarded The Purple Flag which confirms the commitment to ensuring that Kerry’s capital town has a safe, vibrant […]

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The Bank of Ireland Enterprise Town judges are shown around Tralee during the judging last month

‘Award Recognises Wonderful Spirit In Tralee’ Says Mayor

November 16, 2017 at 11:10 am 0 comments

THE Mayor of Tralee, Cllr Norma Foley has warmly welcomed the announcement that Tralee is the national winner of the Bank of Ireland Enterprise Town Awards for 2017. Mayor Foley was among those present at the announcement in Tullamore last night. Tralee won the top award after earlier taking the […]

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Minister Finian McGrath with participants and volunteers in the Inspired group on his visit to the centre in Friary Lane on Wednesday. Photo by Dermot Crean

Minister Impressed As He Visits Inspired Centre

November 16, 2017 at 10:11 am 0 comments

THE Inspired group were delighted to receive a visit from a special guest this afternoon and ended up getting an invitation to take a tour of Dáil Éireann. Minster for State for Disabilities Finian McGrath, went to the Inspired centre at Friary Lane and was hugely impressed with what the […]

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Anna Chute with Marisa Reidy, Marketing and PR Officer with Recovery Haven and Siobhan McSweeney, Manager of Recovery Haven. Photo by Dermot Crean

Young Anna’s Wonderful Gesture Makes Its Mark At Recovery Haven

November 16, 2017 at 10:10 am 0 comments

A YOUNG Tralee schoolgirl who wanted to add a little joy to those suffering from cancer has melted the hearts of a local charity with a selfless donation. Nine-year-old Anna Chute from The Spa made a selection of hand-made bookmarks and donated them to Recovery Haven Kerry, along with €20 […]

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Deirdre Walsh with John and Eilish Cleary at the launch of 'T'was Only Like Yesterday' in The Imperial Hotel on Tuesday night. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Launch Of John’s Book Of Images Of Kerry In The 1980s

November 16, 2017 at 10:09 am 0 comments

TRALEE photographer, John Cleary, saw his book of images from Kerry life in the 1980s launched in The Imperial Hotel on Tuesday night. The Ireland v Denmark game might have affected the turnout but John was delighted to see friends and family there to wish him well with ‘T’was Only Like […]

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Overall National Award For Tralee At Bank Of Ireland Enterprising Towns Awards

Overall National Award For Tralee At Bank Of Ireland Enterprising Towns Awards

November 15, 2017 at 11:12 pm 0 comments

IT gets better for Tralee. Having won the Regional Category for ‘Most Enterprising Large Town Award for Munster’ in the Bank of Ireland National Enterprising Town Competition tonight, they then won ‘Most Enterprising Large Town in Ireland’ category and finally the Overall National most Enterprising Town In Ireland award netting […]

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