Articles by: Dermot Crean

Austin Stack Park. Photo by Dermot Crean

Tralee To Host Two Kerry Football League Games Next Spring

December 8, 2022 at 6:18 pm 0 comments

KERRY will have three home Allianz National Football League Games next year, two of which will be played under lights in Tralee. Kerry will take on Armagh at 5pm on Saturday, February 25 in Tralee and on March 18, Roscommon come to town for a 7.30pm throw-in. Before that, Fitzgerald […]

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Weather To Get Colder As Another Status Yellow Warning Comes Into Effect Tonight

Weather To Get Colder As Another Status Yellow Warning Comes Into Effect Tonight

December 8, 2022 at 2:35 pm 0 comments

ANOTHER Status Yellow Low Temperature/Ice warning for Ireland will come into effect tonight. Met Éireann are predicting hazardous conditions with a sharp to severe frost and icy surfaces, as temperatures widely fall to – 4 degrees Celsius (but it’s unlikely to be as cold as that in the Tralee area). […]

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Meet Santa at Gallys Grotto.

Sponsored: Visit Santa And Friends At Gally’s Grotto

December 8, 2022 at 10:42 am 0 comments

MAKE magical Christmas memories with your kids at Gally’s Grotto this December. Book a family meal at Gally’s Bar and Restaurant on the Castlemaine Road for two adults and two children (roast dinners & kids menu) and after you’ve eaten, the kids will experience a personal meeting with Santa and […]

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Island of Geese amphitheatre

Island Of Geese To Host Christmas Markets On Friday And Saturday

December 8, 2022 at 10:41 am 0 comments

THE Island of Geese will be a hive of activity this Friday and Saturday evenings as its transformed for a special event. Tralee Chamber is urging members of the public to head down to the festive-themed Christmas Market from 5pm to 9pm on both evenings. The market, held in partnership with […]

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Tralee Library To Host Exhibition To Mark 100 Years Of An Garda Síochána

Tralee Library To Host Exhibition To Mark 100 Years Of An Garda Síochána

December 8, 2022 at 10:40 am 0 comments

TRALEE Library will host an event next week as part of the An Garda Síochána centenary celebrations. Earlier this year, an appeal was made to people requesting they share with An Garda Síochána any history or Garda memorabilia they may have or know of to help mark this special year […]

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Some of the members of the cast of ‘Ballymacandy’ during rehearsals this week: front l-r: Siobhán Collins (Annie Cronin), Claire O’Connor (Maggie Slattery), back l-r: Chris Horan (Commissioner Smyth), Jeremiah Murphy (Constable John Quirke), Muireann McAuliffe (Meriel Leeson Marshall), Michael Quirke (Jack Flynn), John Sexton (Denis Sugrue), Joe Horan (Totty O’Sullivan).

‘Ballymacandy’ Play Will Return Due To Popular Demand

December 8, 2022 at 10:40 am 0 comments

DUE to phenomenal interest in the theatrical portrayal of a War of Independence ambush which happened in mid-Kerry in 1921, a series of new dates for a highly acclaimed stage play, which tells the dramatic story of the incident, have been announced for the new year. ‘Ballymacandy’, which is based […]

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Banna Coastcare Plans Festive Clean-Up For Saturday Morning

Banna Coastcare Plans Festive Clean-Up For Saturday Morning

December 8, 2022 at 10:39 am 0 comments

BANNA Coastcare is hoping people turn up for a Festive Beach Clean at Banna Beach this Saturday, December 10 at 11am. Everyone will meet up in the Main Car-Park at Banna Beach and there’ll be free hot chocolate courtesy of Salty Souls Cafe for all the little volunteers. People are […]

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Over €1.5m For Upgrade Work At 13 Community Centres In Kerry

Over €1.5m For Upgrade Work At 13 Community Centres In Kerry

December 8, 2022 at 10:37 am 0 comments

FUNDING of €1,531,268 has been granted for 13 key community centre upgrade projects in Kerry. This project is being delivered under the new Community Centre Investment Fund that represents the largest-ever capital revenue in this area and will see grants of between €25,000 to €300,000 provided to successful projects. The […]

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Another €50,000 Winning Euromillions Ticket Bought In Kerry

Another €50,000 Winning Euromillions Ticket Bought In Kerry

December 7, 2022 at 4:49 pm 0 comments

KERRY has another big lottery winner after last night’s Euromillions draw, the second in less than a week. Following on from a player who bought their ticket in Garveys Supervalu in Dingle winning €50,000 in Saturday’s EuroMillions ‘Ireland Only Raffle’ draw, another winning ticket scooped the same amount in last night’s draw. […]

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Over €2.5m In Funding For Dredging Works At Fenit

Over €2.5m In Funding For Dredging Works At Fenit

December 7, 2022 at 2:00 pm 0 comments

SIX marine projects in Kerry have been approved funding of €5,308,723 under the Brexit Adjustment Marine infrastructure Scheme. Nearly half of this funding has been allocated for dredging works at Fenit.  The aim of the Brexit Adjustment: Local Authority Marine Infrastructure Scheme is to enhance, upgrade, modernise and develop Ireland’s […]

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Staff and volunteers from Recovery Haven pictured with some of the team at Ballyseedy Home & Garden at the launch of this year's Christmas charity initiative

Recovery Haven And Ballyseedy Join Forces For Fundraising Drive

December 7, 2022 at 11:43 am 0 comments

CANCER support charity, Recovery Haven Kerry, has joined forces with local business, Ballyseedy Home & Garden Centre, for a very special Christmas fundraising collaboration. The cancer support charity has been chosen as the beneficiary of a pre-Christmas, in-store collection, with all funds raised being used to help Recovery Haven Kerry […]

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Santa Claus joins the organisers of the Tralee 5km Santa Fun Run and representatives from Down Syndrome Kerry for the launch of the event at Tralee Bay Wetlands. Photo by Dermot Crean

Get On Your Marks For The Tralee Santa 5k Run/Walk This Sunday

December 7, 2022 at 11:36 am 0 comments

DON’T forget there’s a great family festive event taking place this Sunday morning which will warm you up during the cold weather. The Tralee Bay Wetlands will turn red and white as everyone is encouraged to dress up in festive regalia to run, walk or cycle the Tralee 5k Santa […]

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Jean Foley, Insp Flor Murphy, Collette O Connor, Chief Supt Padraig Powell and Johnny McElligott.

Chamber, Council And Gardaí Urge Public To Use ‘See Something, Say Something’

December 7, 2022 at 11:18 am 0 comments

TRALEE Chamber and the local Gardaí are reminding people to report any crime they see in the town during the festive season. As the Christmas season is now in full swing with large numbers visiting the county capital, a they are reminding the public about the ‘See Something, Say Something’ […]

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Tralee Man Honoured For Saving Girl’s Life On Kerry Beach

Tralee Man Honoured For Saving Girl’s Life On Kerry Beach

December 7, 2022 at 11:12 am 0 comments

A TRALEE man was honoured at the Water Safety Ireland’s National Annual Awards Ceremony last night. John Timlin from Barrow received a Rescue Appreciation Award and Seiko Just in Time Award for rescuing a girl in Castlegregory during the summer. Last August, John Timlin, who owns BrandonAdventures.com had just finished […]

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The new estate, Cluain Láir at Lohercannon.

Minister To Officially Open 120 New Local Authority Homes In Tralee On Friday

December 7, 2022 at 11:01 am 1 comment

THE Minister for Education, Norma Foley TD, will officially open 120 new local authority homes in Tralee on this Friday. Minister Foley will open the new units which have been developed by Kerry County Council at Rahoonane, Croogorts, Ballyrickard and Lohercannon. Eight units will be opened at Rahoonane, 30 at Croogorts, […]

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Having fun at the fashion show in St Columba's Community Centre in Kilflynn on Friday night.

PHOTOS: Fundraising Fashion Show Raises Thousands For Kiflynn Centre

December 7, 2022 at 10:38 am 0 comments

THERE was a fantastic turnout from the local community in Kilflynn last Friday night for a fundraising fashion show in aid of St Columba’s Centre in the village. Guests enjoyed a festive mulled wine/soft drinks reception and festive mince pies before a fashion show and entertainment from local musicians. Many Tralee […]

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Status Yellow Ice And Low Temperature Warnings For Ireland

Status Yellow Ice And Low Temperature Warnings For Ireland

December 7, 2022 at 10:18 am 0 comments

TWO Status Yellow warnings will come into effect on Thursday affecting the entire country. A Status Yellow Ice warning has been issued by Met Éireann coming into effect from midnight tonight. Hazardous conditions are possible with a band of wintry precipitation sinking southwards with the potential for black ice/freezing rain […]

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Sponsored: Wonderful Watches For Him And Her From John Fitzgerald Jewellers

Sponsored: Wonderful Watches For Him And Her From John Fitzgerald Jewellers

December 6, 2022 at 8:46 pm 0 comments

Christmas is just around the corner and if you’re looking for a stylish and elegant watch, it’s worth checking out the selection from John Fitzgerald Jewellers in The Square… No outfit is complete without the ideal accessory or two, or three.  It has evolved into an artistic expression of one’s self […]

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Tralee And Munster Subbuteo Club News

Tralee And Munster Subbuteo Club News

December 6, 2022 at 5:40 pm 0 comments

On Saturday we saw the Irish Subbuteo roadshow move onto Wexford for round 4 of the open. Venue: This was Subbuteo coming to rural Ireland as we headed deep into Wexford to St Molings community centre. To be fair the centre was in excellent condition, well maintained, with a large […]

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Ballybunion Div 5 Knockout Competition Team. Photo by Thomas Bradley

Kerry Badminton Association News

December 6, 2022 at 4:06 pm 0 comments

3rd Weekend in a row for Kerry Badminton. Sunday last December 4th we held the annual Knock Out Cup. It was held in Killarney Sports and Leisure Centre and once again a successful day was had. It was a club competition each club could put in teams in how ever […]

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The Tralee District U15 footballers who celebrated their winning of the Kerry Championship in the Kerins-O’Rahilly Clubhouse on Friday last. They defeated North Kerry, West Kerry, East Kerry, Kenmare Dstrict and, in a most enthralling final, Castle Island District. Winners’ medals were presented by Seán Ó Slatara agus Seán de Rís on behalf of Bord Peile Thrá Lí. Painéal Thrá Lí: Ben Murphy (captaen), Ryan O’Driscoll (leaschaptaen), Olivier Lata, Bao Foley, Liam O’Connell, Fionnán Ryan, Ronan Carroll, Gavin Ó Cathasaigh, Cormac Bastible, Alex Tuohy, Max Maszorek, Rory Ó Loingsigh, Leon Sweeney, Rian Walsh, Cody O’Sullivan and Max Maszorek. The John Mitchel, Kerins-O’Rahilly and Austin Stack Clubs were represented.

Austin Stacks GAA Juvenile Club News

December 6, 2022 at 3:49 pm 0 comments

PEIL FAOI 15: What an enjoyable celebration was held in The Kerins-O’Rahilly Club premises on Friday night last! It was the occasion of the presentation of medals and special awards to the boys of the Tralee District Under 15 football team, winners of the Divisional County Championship. The event was […]

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Tralee Golf Club News

Tralee Golf Club News

December 6, 2022 at 3:39 pm 0 comments

Club sponsored 14 hole Whiskey Fourball 4 December 2022 Competition Result 1 Conor J. Foley & Cianan Ferris 38 pts 2 Michael J. Maunsell & John Sexton 37 pts 3 Kieran Ruttledge & Denis Murphy 36 pts 32 cards processed. Fixtures: Sunday December 11th Mens & Ladies 3 person scramble […]

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Kingdom Swimming Club News

December 6, 2022 at 3:35 pm 0 comments

Munster Future Challenger 2022 We were delighted to host the Munster Future Challenger Gala in association with Swim Munster In Tralee Sports & Leisure Complex on Sunday Dec 4th . With a number of visiting clubs attending from all over Munster, the event was a huge success providing a great […]

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Launching the 10 Miler and 5k Road Race at the Palliative Care Unit On Monday were, kneeling from left; Mary Reynolds, Michelle Greaney, Derek Griffin and Siobhan Daly. Back from left; Maura Sullivan, Bridie O'Connor, Andrea O'Donoghue, Barry O'Grady, Mary Shanahan and Orla Greaney. Photo by Dermot Crean

Fourth Tralee 10 Miler And 5k Road Race To Be Held In February

December 6, 2022 at 3:06 pm 0 comments

A LOCAL woman is continuing to raise funds for Kerry Hospice through running events with a 10 Miler and 5k Road Race next February. Michelle Greaney will organise the event for the fourth time, but this year it will hold a special significance since her father Michael had spent time […]

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Kerry Airport To Receive €1.4m In Funding

Kerry Airport To Receive €1.4m In Funding

December 6, 2022 at 1:22 pm 0 comments

OVER €1.4 million in funding for Kerry Airport has been announced this morning. Minister of State at the Department of Transport Hildegarde Naughton announced €1,434,355 in funding for Kerry Airport under the Regional Airports Programme 2021-2025. The latest tranche of Government funding provides targeted support for safety and security operations […]

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Claire Walsh with son Darragh wishing Kerins O'Rahillys the best for Saturday. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Excitement Building In Strand Road Ahead Of Munster Final

December 6, 2022 at 1:11 pm 0 comments

THE blue and white flags are being hung out along Strand Road and the surrounding estates as excitement builds ahead of the big game at the weekend. Kerins O’Rahillys will take on Newcastlewest  in the Munster Senior Club Football Final at Pairc Ui Rinn in Cork city on this Saturday night […]

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Tralee Municipal District Officer Jean Foley (right), with James Roche, Philomena Duggan, Sharon Roche and Joshua Roche at the Remembrance Tree on Monday. Photo by Dermot Crean

Service At Princes Quay Christmas Tree To Remember Loved Ones

December 6, 2022 at 12:41 pm 0 comments

PEOPLE who miss loved ones who have passed away over the years are invited to an annual ceremony this Sunday at 3pm in Tralee. For the past 11 years, Sharon Roche from Tralee has held a short ceremony in December at a special ‘Remembrance Tree’ set up outside Tralee Municipal District/Motor […]

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Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony At Recovery Haven

Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony At Recovery Haven

December 6, 2022 at 11:49 am 0 comments

CANCER support charity, Recovery Haven Kerry, is extending a warm, festive welcome to the people of Kerry to celebrate their official tree-lighting and carol-singing ceremony on this Thursday, December 8. Mayor of Tralee, Cllr Mikey Sheehy, will officiate at Recovery Haven’s Tralee centre at 5 Haig’s Terrace at 4.30pm, joined […]

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Standing; Kay Kelly, Lily Flanagan and Helen Keane. Seated; Claire McCarthy, Helen Lyons and Carmel McGibney  at the North Kerry Branch of the Irish Wheelchair Association  Christmas Party on Sunday at The Meadowlands Hotel. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Christmas Party Time For North Kerry Branch Of Irish Wheelchair Association

December 6, 2022 at 11:37 am 0 comments

AFTER a break of three years, the North Kerry Branch of the Irish Wheelchair Association held a Christmas party in The Meadowlands Hotel on Sunday afternoon. Over 70 guests attended a Mass celebrated by Fr Padraig Walsh before enjoying a four course meal followed by some music from Mike O’Shea. […]

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David Lucid and Evan Lucid with Marie Scott and Adam Scott at the Gaelscoil Mhic Easmainn Christmas Fair on Sunday. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Festive Fun At Gaelscoil Mhic Easmainn’s Christmas Fair

December 6, 2022 at 11:21 am 0 comments

THE annual Christmas Fair at Gaelscoil Mhic Easmainn was another super success on Sunday as hundreds of parents and children visited the school hall. There were raffles, an auction, face painting, nail-painting, milk shakes, pancakes, goodies, home baking and a Christmas sing along with Chris White suppling the music. Christmas […]

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