Articles by: Dermot Crean

Barry's Bakery.

The Loss Of Barry’s Bakery Is A Sad Time For Tralee

March 25, 2017 at 3:00 pm 0 comments

IT was with great sadness that we heard the news of the closure of Barry’s Bakery on Rock Street yesterday. Barry’s sliced pan, the pan loaf and the vanilla slices in particular, were synonymous with growing up in the town and the news about the loss of 20 jobs is especially devastating. A […]

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Churchill GAA's 'Strictly Come Dancing' Contestants. Photo by Lisa O'Mahony.

PHOTOS: Meet The Churchill GAA ‘Strictly Come Dancing’ Contestants

March 25, 2017 at 10:41 am 0 comments

THE Oyster Tavern was the place to be for Churchill GAA faithful on Friday night, as their first ‘Strictly Come Dancing’  event was officially launched. The dancers were introduced to those present, who had a chance to purchase tickets – which will soon be like gold dust – for the […]

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PHOTOS: Maria Walsh Opens New Treatment Room At Exposé Beauty Lounge

PHOTOS: Maria Walsh Opens New Treatment Room At Exposé Beauty Lounge

March 25, 2017 at 10:30 am 0 comments

EXPOSÉ Beauty Lounge was buzzing on Friday evening for the the opening of the new upstairs treatment room by former Rose of Tralee, Maria Walsh. There was a steady stream of ladies to the stylish salon at Mounthawk throughout the evening to avail of a range of offers including 20% off products on the […]

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"Ah sure, isn't it yourself."

PHOTOS: Mounthawk Students Have Fun Aiming To Break World Record

March 25, 2017 at 10:19 am 0 comments

IT was a weird sight from the balcony of the Mercy Mounthawk gym on Friday afternoon as hundreds of students aimed to break a world record. Hundreds of white-clad figures milled around aiming to break the record of having the most number of ‘ghosts’ in one location and raise funds for the Kerry […]

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Mercy Moyderwell pupils who were confirmed on Thursday at St John's Church. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: CBS And Moyderwell Pupils Enjoy Confirmation Day

March 25, 2017 at 10:13 am 0 comments

THERE was standing room only in St John’s Church on Castle Street on Thursday, as nearly 90 children from schools in town celebrated their Confirmation Day. There were three classes from CBS Primary School, two from Mercy Moyderwell and also a few pupils from St John’s Ashe Street and Mercy Mounthawk receiving […]

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Dr Caitlin: What You Need To Know About Chickenpox

Dr Caitlin: What You Need To Know About Chickenpox

March 25, 2017 at 10:08 am 0 comments

Dr Caitlin O’Connor of Tralee Medical Centre in St Brendan’s Park on Chickenpox… What is chickenpox? Chickenpox is a highly contagious illness that usually occurs in children, although adults can also be affected. It causes a rash on the skin with blisters, which can be very itchy. It is caused […]

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Teenager Dies In Road Accident Near Abbeyfeale

Teenager Dies In Road Accident Near Abbeyfeale

March 24, 2017 at 10:56 pm 0 comments

Gardai are investigating a two vehicle fatal road traffic collision that occurred on the N21 at Wards Cross on the Limerick side of Abbeyfeale, Co. Limerick at approximately 7.40pm this evening. A 19 year old male was fatally injured when the vehicle he was driving was involved in a collision with a […]

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Here’s The Kerry Team For Showdown With Offaly

Here’s The Kerry Team For Showdown With Offaly

March 24, 2017 at 8:59 pm 0 comments

The Kerry Senior Hurling Team to play Offaly in the Allianz Hurling League on Sunday next in Austin Stack Park has one change in from the side defeated by Galway. Tom Murnane comes in at full back in place of the injured Rory Horgan. The team captained by Daniel Collins of […]

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Lining up for the national anthem.

Kerry Team To Face Cavan On Sunday Announced

March 24, 2017 at 8:48 pm 0 comments

The Kerry Team to play Cavan in Round 6 of the Allianz Football League in Breffni Park on Sunday  shows two changes in personnel from the side that drew with Dublin in Round 5. Fionn Fitzgerald, fresh from success with Dr Crokes comes back to action. He joins Paul Murphy, […]

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Hundreds Of Students To Attend Céiliúradh Na nÓg Next Week In Tralee

Hundreds Of Students To Attend Céiliúradh Na nÓg Next Week In Tralee

March 24, 2017 at 4:29 pm 0 comments

OVER 300 post-primary students from across the Diocese of Kerry are gathering together for a celebration day in the Brandon Hotel, Tralee on Wednesday, March 29. All post-primary schools in the Diocese of Kerry were invited to participate in ‘Ceiliúradh na nÓg.’  The purpose of this initiative is to develop […]

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Mercy Mounthawk students wearing yellow to mark Daffodil Day at the school on Friday. Photo by Dermot Crean

Mounthawk Goes Yellow To Raise Funds For Daffodil Day

March 24, 2017 at 12:38 pm 0 comments

THERE was the usual hustle and bustle during the morning break at Mercy Mounthawk on Friday, but there was something different about the students. “The school community is celebrating 30 years of Daffodil Day and to mark it we’re having a non-uniform day,” said teacher Sinead Thornton. The students were asked […]

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Jimmy Deenihan Confirms He Has Retired From Political Life

Jimmy Deenihan Confirms He Has Retired From Political Life

March 24, 2017 at 11:40 am 0 comments

FORMER government minister and North Kerry TD, Jimmy Deenihan, has confirmed he will not run in the next general election and has retired from politics. He made the announcement on Radio Kerry’s ‘Kerry Today’ programme this morning. “It was a considered decision. I look back over my career with a lot […]

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Tom O'Connor and Grace Boyle, AIB, ITT students who organised Recfest Rosie Brown, Lisa O'Mahony, Joe Monaghan and Dale Brosnan with Sarah Leahy and Mary Rose Cantillon, AIB, at Recfest on Abbey Street on Thursday. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: ‘Recfest’ Brings Employers And Graduates Together

March 24, 2017 at 9:56 am 0 comments

THE first ever ‘recruitment festival’, RecFest, was  held in Tralee yesterday on Abbey Street. Stalls were taken by businesses from all around Kerry lining the pedestrianised way – between Yummy Cafe and the Abbey Inn – including PhoneWatch, The Rose Hotel, Fexco, Oakview Village Childcare and more. Sponsored  by AIB, the event allowed graduates […]

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Shannon McInerney (ProPlan Property Management) Catriona Kennedy, Rose McGrath and Marcella Daly (Kingdom Crash Repairs) contestants in the Kerins O'Rahillys GAA Club 'Strictly Come Dancing' event. Photo by Dermot Crean

Eight Things To Do Around Tralee This Weekend

March 24, 2017 at 9:49 am 0 comments

Rejoice! It’s Friday. Dancing, beautifying, hurling and Mother’s Day are among the things to see, do and celebrate over the weekend, in and around Tralee… Friday 1. Get Exposéd… Exposé Beauty Lounge is the place to be on Friday night. The salon at Mounthawk is opening a new upstairs treatment room with former Rose of Tralee, Maria […]

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Doireann Barrett, The Gluten Free Kitchen Company, Maura Sheehy, Maura's Cottage Flowers and Catriona Py Collins, CPC Marketing Consultants at the launch of the Bank of Ireland Enterprise Towns event at the Castle Street on Wednesday evening. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Big Support At Launch Of Bank Of Ireland Enterprise Town Event

March 23, 2017 at 2:08 pm 0 comments

A HUGE crowd turned up in Bank of Ireland, Castle Street on Wednesday night for the launch of Tralee Enterprise Town. The launch, which had Mayor of Tralee, Terry O’Brien in attendance, saw businesses, sports clubs, charities and community organisations from all over the town register to showcase their organisations at […]

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21/03/2017. FREE TO USE IMAGES. Energia Get Ireland Growing Fund. Pictured are winner Kerry Recovery Haven, from left, Alison Canavan Wellness Coach, Kenneth Reynolds, Karen O'Donohoe GIY and Amy OíShaughnessy from Energia at the presentation of the ëEnergia Get Ireland Growing Fundí celebration. GIY and Energia are supporting community projects all across the country to the tune of Ä70,000, today (March 21sT) community and voluntary organisations have been granted funds to start or further develop a community food-growing project in their area. Picture: Patrick Browne


2017 ëEnergia Get Ireland Growingí fund awards grants of Ä70,000 to projects across 31 counties in Ireland

 

The Energia Get Ireland Growing Fund run by GIY (Grow It Yourself) in partnership with Energia today (March 21st) awards a fund of Ä70,000 to food growing projects by community groups, schools and not-for-profit organisations all across the country.

 

The teams behind 85 community projects are today all being granted with funds for their unique plans. Groups from Kerry to Donegal and beyond will be presented with their funding amounts ranging from Ä500 to Ä2,000.

 

Projects set for support include a grow garden for the Irish Wheelchair Association Centre in Carlow, the provision of tools and seeds for the Horticulture course at the Ballymun Adult Read and Write Scheme, project funding for a community garden initiative for the South Inner City Community Development Association supporting residents of the Liberties, a food growing project for Galway Simonís new Residential Service ëTuÌ Bhrianí in Galway City which currently caters for youths aged 18 to 25 years of age. In Monaghan a funding award goes to Youth Work Ireland in Clones; they plan to use a derelict piece of land behind their youth cafe to build a vegetable patch. In Kerry a funding award goes to the Recovery Haven ñ Organic Fruit and Veg Garden Club, the team behind the Recovery Haven Kerry Cancer

Three Tralee-Based Community Projects Receive Funding

March 23, 2017 at 12:11 pm 0 comments

  THREE Tralee-based groups will benefit from funding as part of the Get Ireland Growing Fund run by GIY (Grow It Yourself) in partnership with Energia. There are 85 winners of the grants nationally from a fund of €70,000. Rath Oraigh Childcare (€500), TIRC Women Group (€1,000) and Recovery Haven (€2,000) in Tralee will […]

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at the ITT Ball in the Ballyroe Heights Hotel on Wednesday night. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Glamour From The IT Tralee College Ball At Ballyroe

March 23, 2017 at 11:15 am 0 comments

AROUND 250 people glammed up on Wednesday night for the IT Tralee College Ball at the Ballyroe Heights Hotel. There was a James Bond theme to this year’s event with Martinis upon arrival courtesy of Students Union, while there were no doubt a few guests shaken and stirred by the end […]

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Presentation ‘Butterfly Bank’ Flies Into AIB Build A Bank National Final

Presentation ‘Butterfly Bank’ Flies Into AIB Build A Bank National Final

March 22, 2017 at 4:29 pm 0 comments

THE girls from Presentation Tralee kept up a rich tradition by qualifying for the AIB Build A Bank national final. The Butterfly Bank management team is made up of TY students: Manager – Sadbh Kilgallen, Assistant Manager – Ciara Boyd, Innovation Executive – Michelle Doody, Digital Officer – Cara Segal, […]

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Tiernan Brosnan with the cheque of €500 he won in the 'Our Big Idea' competition. Also included is Kieran Rutledge of Tralee Chamber Alliance, teacher Shane Kissane and Bank Of Ireland's Shane Enright. Photo: Tralee Chamber Alliance Facebook

Mounthawk Student’s Big Idea Wins €500 In Chamber Alliance Competition

March 22, 2017 at 3:29 pm 0 comments

A MERCY Mounthawk student’s idea earned him a €500 cheque in a  Tralee Chamber Alliance ‘Our Big Idea’ competition. As part of Enterprise Month, Transition Year students from Tralee were asked their big ideas and opinions on what developments they believe should take place in their town and what kind of business […]

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Jack Reynor To Attend Dingle Film Festival Screening Tomorrow

Jack Reynor To Attend Dingle Film Festival Screening Tomorrow

March 22, 2017 at 2:24 pm 0 comments

TOP Irish actor, Jack Reynor, will attend the screening of his new movie at the Dingle International Film Festival (Dingle IFF) tomorrow evening. Reynor will be at the showing of Ben Wheatley’s new film Free Fire in The Phoenix Cinema on Thursday. “Amazingly talented and globally recognised, Jack will make for an […]

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Exposé Beauty Lounge To Open New Treatment Room On Friday

Exposé Beauty Lounge To Open New Treatment Room On Friday

March 22, 2017 at 1:52 pm 0 comments

EXPOSÉ Beauty Lounge is planning something special for this Friday night…and you’re invited! The salon at Mounthawk will be a hive of activity for the opening of the new upstairs treatment room by former Rose of Tralee, Maria Walsh. Guests on the night can avail of a range of offers including 20% […]

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10,000 Contraband Cigarettes Seized In Kerry

10,000 Contraband Cigarettes Seized In Kerry

March 22, 2017 at 1:06 pm 0 comments

REVENUE officers carried out a search under warrant of a house in the Killorglin area and uncovered 10,000 contraband cigarettes branded ‘Marlboro Red’ yesterday. The cigarettes, with a retail value of around €5,500 and representing a potential loss to the Exchequer of approximately €4,400, were seized. A Polish couple, a man […]

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A scene from 'Making It'.

Kerry Film To Get Charity Screening In Tralee Omniplex Next Week

March 22, 2017 at 11:30 am 0 comments

A FILM made in Kerry is to get special charity screenings in Listowel, Tralee and Killarney over the next few weeks. “Making It”  is a full length feature film which was written, directed and produced here in Kerry by current trainees and former trainees at the National Digital Skills Centre at […]

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Mommy Moments: Now That Baby Has Arrived…

Mommy Moments: Now That Baby Has Arrived…

March 22, 2017 at 11:07 am 0 comments

Our parenting columnist, Jennifer Kissane, on what you need just after baby is born… FOLLOWING on from my last article about packing the hospital bag essentials, I’m going to look at what you need when baby arrives. I know it’s hard to resist, when you are surrounded by cuteness and you are bursting […]

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New Appointment At The Rose Hotel

New Appointment At The Rose Hotel

March 22, 2017 at 10:44 am 2 comments

THE Rose Hotel has appointed Madeleine Doyle as Conference and Banqueting Manager. Madeleine has gained valuable experience within Ireland since graduating from the London College of Music and Media with a Diploma in Piano Teaching and Performance 2006. Following this, Madeleine taught piano at The Kingdom Music Academy for six years. […]

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Daroka in Ballybunion.

Top Kerry Restaurants Announced At Regional Awards

March 22, 2017 at 10:18 am 0 comments

A BALLYBUNION business won Best Restaurant in Kerry, while renowned eateries from all over the county were also honoured (see list below) at an awards ceremony in Limerick last night. The Munster regional finals in this year’s Irish Restaurant Awards took place in the Limerick Strand Hotel where 60 awards were presented to […]

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Tralee Boxing Club News

Tralee Boxing Club News

March 21, 2017 at 6:01 pm 0 comments

  By Donie Jack Griffin Tralee Boxing Club members headed to Mitchelstown Co.Cork for All Ireland weigh-ins with Johnathon & Patrick McCarthy. Thankfully all went well and both boys made their weights after a hard slog all week, while most 14 & 15 year olds were celebrating St Patricks weekend, these […]

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Austin Stacks GAA Club Juvenile News

Austin Stacks GAA Club Juvenile News

March 21, 2017 at 5:56 pm 0 comments

PEIL FAOI 6/8/10: (i) Our Under 6/8/10 boys have moved to the great outdoors and will be in Caherslee on Sundays for the season. All action will commence at 11am ar an Domhnach. Tá séasúr peile an tsamhraidh tosaithe! Yipí! (ii) On April 1st, Lá na nAmadán, we will travel to […]

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Tralee Imperials Basketball Club News

Tralee Imperials Basketball Club News

March 21, 2017 at 5:53 pm 0 comments

UPCOMING FIXTURES 27/3/17 Boys U14 Div2 TK Cougars vTralee Imperials Killarney 18-10 RECENT RESULTS 15/3 Girls U12 Div3 Imperials 11 TK Cougars 27 Boys U12 Div2 St. Josephs 47 Imperials 21 14/3 Boys U14 Div2 St. Brendans 15 Imperials 26 12/3 Girls U14 Div1 Caherciveen 25 Imperials 29 Girls U14 […]

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Tralee Golf Club News

Tralee Golf Club News

March 21, 2017 at 5:47 pm 0 comments

Sunday 19th March Mens Spring League sponsored by the Castle Bar Team Danny Leen beat Team Pat O’Meara Team Kieran O’Callaghan beat Team Matt Corridan Well done to all participants. The conditions were not easy but great golf was played , and the banter in the bar afterwards suggests that the […]

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