Articles by: Dermot Crean

Heather Needs Your Votes For National Award

Heather Needs Your Votes For National Award

June 26, 2017 at 11:25 am 0 comments

AN employee of Kingdom Greyhound Stadium has been nominated for a national award and needs your votes to win it. Heather Hartley, has been shortlisted for the “In House Events Person of the Year” at the Events Industry People Awards 2017. Heather has made it to the final three from […]

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Mayor Of Kerry Opens Frankfurt Festival As German Rose Is Selected

Mayor Of Kerry Opens Frankfurt Festival As German Rose Is Selected

June 26, 2017 at 10:53 am 0 comments

THE Cathaoirleach of Kerry County Council, Cllr Michael O’Shea, joined the Mayor of Frankfurt Burgermeister, Peter Feldmann, in Frankfurt at the weekend to officially open the Frankfurt-Hoechst Castle Festival. The visit coincided with the selection of County Kerry as the international festival partner for 2017. The festival, now in its […]

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Kerry Junior Team To Face Cork On Tuesday Named

Kerry Junior Team To Face Cork On Tuesday Named

June 25, 2017 at 9:28 pm 0 comments

THE Kerry Junior Football Team to play Cork in the Munster Junior Football Final at Páirc Uí Rinn on Tuesday has been named. The side to take on the Rebels at 7.30pm is unchanged from the side that defeated Limerick in the semi final. The team contains seven players who […]

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WATCH: Kerry Players Take The ‘Endline Challenge’

WATCH: Kerry Players Take The ‘Endline Challenge’

June 25, 2017 at 9:18 pm 0 comments

WITH just a week to go to the Munster Final, I suppose they need a bit of shooting practice. The Kerry senior footballers showed they’re up for a bit of craic when they participated in the ‘Endline Challenge’ for sports website Sportsjoe.ie this week. The aim, of course, is to […]

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Garvey's Supervalu Tralee staff celebrating the store's 25th birthday on Saturday. Included are John O'Connell, Joseph Hayes, Helen Griffin, Patricia Claffey and David Barrett. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Celebration Time At Garvey’s Supervalu For 25th Anniversary

June 25, 2017 at 1:48 pm 0 comments

IT’S been quite a few days at Garvey’s Supervalu Tralee for their 25th anniversary celebrations and yesterday a family fun day was held at the Rock Street store. As well as giveaways and appearances by children’s favourite cartoon characters, local suppliers were giving free samples of their delicious produce. Former […]

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PHOTOS: #Tralee On Social Media This Week

PHOTOS: #Tralee On Social Media This Week

June 25, 2017 at 12:48 pm 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)… Catherine captures a family day out… Finally saw the family […]

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Guy Martin, Richard Doyle and Brendan O'Grady of Kingdom Knights MCC  taking part in the Tralee Rotary Club and Da Jokerz MCC Poker Run from The Imperial Hotel on Saturday afternoon. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Bikers Set Off On Poker Run For Great Causes

June 25, 2017 at 12:47 pm 0 comments

THE weather was fine on Saturday afternoon for a ‘Poker Run’ by bikers who set off from the Imperial Hotel to help worthy causes. The Tralee Rotary Club in association with DA Jokerz MCC, were running the five stop run around north Kerry and West Limerick. “This year the two […]

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Kerry People Wanted To Take On ‘Virtual Marathon’ In July For Charity

Kerry People Wanted To Take On ‘Virtual Marathon’ In July For Charity

June 25, 2017 at 12:47 pm 0 comments

PEOPLE of Kerry are urged to take on a ‘Marathon in a Month’ and reduce cancer risk while raising funds to support cancer patients The Irish Cancer Society has launched Ireland’s first virtual marathon campaign, which aims to get people moving while raising vital funds to support people affected by […]

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At the St Ita's and St Joseph's Graduation day were, front from left; Fr Patsy Lynch, Desmond Dreher, Aidan O'Mahony, Siobhan Looney, Principal Grace Sheehan. Back from left; Ann Marie Ladden, SNA Adrian Sheehan, Nicole O'Sullivan, Cian Begley, Cliona Palmer, Jessica Doona, Sharon Sheehan and Luadh Broadberry and Rachel O'Connor. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: A Memorable Day For St Ita’s And St Joseph’s Graduates

June 24, 2017 at 12:23 pm 0 comments

LEAVING school can be an emotional time and it was certainly the case for the 10 graduates from St Ita’s and St Joseph’s School on Friday. Families gathered at the school for a Mass followed by a presentation of certificates to the students who hail from all over Kerry and […]

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Former pupils who are currently members of Kerry GAA panels on a visit to Gaelscoil Mhic Easmainn on Friday. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Kerry Players Return To Gaelscoil To Raise Well-Earned Flags

June 24, 2017 at 12:23 pm 0 comments

IT was a day of celebration at Gaelscoil Mhic Easmainn on Friday as former pupils of the school who play, or have played, with Kerry teams helped raise three flags earned by the school. Jack and Andrew Barry and Jack Morgan were just three of the ten players present who […]

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New Business To Attract Tourists To Blennerville Village

New Business To Attract Tourists To Blennerville Village

June 24, 2017 at 12:23 pm 1 comment

BLENNERVILLE village is sure to see a boost in visitors this summer as a new ten bedroom guest accommodation business has just opened. Following recent renovations, Blennerville Tides Guest Accommodation has opened in The Station House building, directly across from Blennerville Windmill,. The business is owned and managed by local […]

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WATCH: West Kerry Singer Getting Attention With New Single

WATCH: West Kerry Singer Getting Attention With New Single

June 24, 2017 at 12:22 pm 0 comments

ANNASCAUL native Vinnie Flynn is having a good week. The Dublin-based musician has a solo single out under the Bayonets moniker and he’s getting a bit of attention. Having a well-known ‘Fair City’ actress in the video helps too. Popular website Joe.ie made ‘Slow Burning Fire’ its ‘Song Of The […]

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Dr Caitlin: The Painful Problem Of Gout

Dr Caitlin: The Painful Problem Of Gout

June 24, 2017 at 12:22 pm 0 comments

Dr Caitlin O’Connor of Tralee Medical Centre in St Brendan’s Park on the causes and treatment of Gout… Gout causes attacks of pain and swelling in one or more joints. An anti-inflammatory painkiller usually eases an attack quickly. Lifestyle factors may reduce the risk of having gout attacks. These include losing […]

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McCann At The Movies: ‘Cardboard Gangsters’ Is A Welcome Break From Blockbusters

McCann At The Movies: ‘Cardboard Gangsters’ Is A Welcome Break From Blockbusters

June 24, 2017 at 12:22 pm 0 comments

Our movie guy, John McCann, says Cardboard Gangsters is a gritty drama which is a welcome break from the recent blockbuster buffet he’s been feasting on… As a welcome break from the glut of big budget summer blockbusters this week, I settled down in my comfy cinema seat to enjoy […]

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Know Your Rights: Renewing Passport On Time For Holidays

June 24, 2017 at 12:22 pm 0 comments

Know Your Rights has been compiled by Kerry Citizens Information Service which provides a free and confidential service to the public… Question: I have booked a family holiday and checked my passport to make sure it’s still valid. It is, but it’s due to expire a couple of weeks before I […]

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Kerry Airport To Receive €769,537 In Government Funding

Kerry Airport To Receive €769,537 In Government Funding

June 23, 2017 at 11:55 am 0 comments

KERRY Airport is to get €769,537 in exchequer grants under the Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport’s Regional Airports Programme. Kerry TD and Minister of State at the Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport Brendan Griffin today welcomed the announcement by the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport, Shane Ross T.D. […]

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Colm Cooper Announces His Autobiography Is Coming This October

Colm Cooper Announces His Autobiography Is Coming This October

June 23, 2017 at 11:40 am 0 comments

THIS should be good. Colm Cooper’s autobiography is coming this autumn according to the great man himself who tweeted as much earlier today. It will be titled ‘Gooch — The Autobiography’ and is billed as “a compelling and honest autobiography from the much-loved star of Gaelic football, indisputably one of […]

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Mary O'Connell, Aoife Dillane, Rachel Kilgallen and Rebecca Conway at the launch of the Tralee International Children's Games team heading to Kaunas next month. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Tralee Teens Ready For Games In Lithuania Next Month

June 23, 2017 at 10:34 am 0 comments

ATHLETES and their families gathered in The Rose Hotel on Thursday night as final preparations are made for the Tralee International Children’s Games trip to Lithuania early next month. Eighteen young Kerry athletes are all set for the trip of a lifetime to this year’s International Children’s Games and Cultural […]

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Gaelscoil Mhic Easmainn pupils at their Graduation Ceremony at the school on Thursday night. Photo by Dermot Crean

Graduation Day Arrives For Gaelscoil Mhic Easmainn Pupils

June 23, 2017 at 10:33 am 1 comment

IT was an emotional Thursday night for all present at Gaelscoil Mhic Easmainn’s school hall, for the Sixth Class pupils graduation ceremony. The class, who began in Junior Infants in 2009, will depart for secondary school this autumn so it was a chance for families to get together and reflect […]

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Families To Flock To Kilflynn This Weekend For Fairy Festival

Families To Flock To Kilflynn This Weekend For Fairy Festival

June 23, 2017 at 10:33 am 0 comments

THE weekend has arrived and in Kilflynn it’s going to be a very special one. Knighthood, wizards potions, fairy trails and a huge array of crafts form just some of the magical journey to be experienced on Saturday and Sunday in the village for the Kilflynn Enchanted Fairy Festival. Saturday […]

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Five Things To Do This Weekend

Five Things To Do This Weekend

June 23, 2017 at 10:27 am 0 comments

It’s pretty quiet around town this weekend, but there’s still a few things to do out and about… Saturday 1. A birthday party… Garvey’s Supervalu is celebrating 25 years in Rock Street this weekend and Saturday is family fun day. Expect to see Kerry footballers, cartoon characters for the kids, […]

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Twenty Per Cent Of Denny Street Buildings Are Empty

Twenty Per Cent Of Denny Street Buildings Are Empty

June 23, 2017 at 9:52 am 1 comment

KERRY County Council in association with the Heritage Council and Tralee Chamber Alliance will host a free public seminar on Friday, June 30 at Kerry County Museum on the future of Denny Street. The aim of the seminar is to stimulate change and to transform Denny Street from a place to […]

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Pupils enjoying Active Schools Week at Spa NS on Thursday. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Warriors Drop In To Spa NS For Active Schools Week

June 22, 2017 at 6:05 pm 0 comments

THE beautiful weather provided a perfect time for Spa NS to hold their Active Schools Week and on Thursday there were some familiar faces at the school. Kieran Donaghy, Dusan Bogdanovic and John Dowling from Tralee Warriors imparted some basketball tips to eager youngsters and it looked like they were […]

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Taxi Drivers Protest As Incomes Plummet Due To Rank Problem

Taxi Drivers Protest As Incomes Plummet Due To Rank Problem

June 22, 2017 at 3:41 pm 4 comments

TRAFFIC around Tralee was disrupted on Thursday afternoon as local taxi drivers held a slow-drive protest in convoy around town for two hours. The drivers were highlighting the issue of the location of the new main rank since The Mall has been closed off to them since May. The taxi […]

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Kerry Hairdresser To Compete In  L’Oréal Awards Grand Final

Kerry Hairdresser To Compete In L’Oréal Awards Grand Final

June 22, 2017 at 2:40 pm 1 comment

A KERRY hairdresser, who has a salon in Tralee, will find out if he is ‘worth it’ early next month when he competes in the grand final of the 51st L’Oréal Colour Trophy Awards, which will take place at O’Reilly Hall, UCD, Dublin on Monday, July 3. No stranger to […]

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Maeve Ferris who organised the Charity Yoga Class in the Town Park on Wednesday. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: A Relaxing Yoga Session In The Park For Charity

June 22, 2017 at 11:39 am 1 comment

THE Town Park was the beautiful setting for a charity lunchtime yoga class on Wednesday. as over 30 people put down their mats for a spot of relaxation and exercise. Maeve Ferris of Ebb And Flow Yoga, was behind the idea and explained how it came about. “Today is International […]

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Talented Na Gaeil Players Off To Féile This Weekend

Talented Na Gaeil Players Off To Féile This Weekend

June 22, 2017 at 10:57 am 0 comments

ANOTHER momentous weekend awaits players from Na Gaeil as they will head off to the Under 14 Féile na nÓg tournament in Cavan and Monaghan. The team held a training session on Wednesday and afterwards they were presented with their Féile gear and the schedule for the weekend was previewed […]

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Al Porter, the host of 'Blind Date' coming to TV3 this summer.

Single Kerrymen Wanted To Appear On TV3’s ‘Blind Date’

June 21, 2017 at 5:32 pm 1 comment

GO on lads, ye know ye want to. Fine specimens of Kerry manhood are wanted as contestants of the forthcoming TV3 version of the classic show ‘Blind Date’. After the producers were inundated with single female applicants, they were surprised that not as many single men have applied to appear […]

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Garvey’s To Celebrate 25th Anniversary With Weekend Of Giveaways And Offers

Garvey’s To Celebrate 25th Anniversary With Weekend Of Giveaways And Offers

June 21, 2017 at 4:36 pm 0 comments

IT’S been 25 years since Coronation Street star Ken Morley arrived on Rock Street to officially open Garvey’s Supervalu to much fanfare with crowds thronging the streets outside. While his character — bespectacled ‘Freshco’ supermarket manager Reg Holdsworth — has faded from memory, the business on Rock Street has gone […]

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WATCH: With This Passion, It’s No Wonder Cillard Retained Their Féile Title

WATCH: With This Passion, It’s No Wonder Cillard Retained Their Féile Title

June 21, 2017 at 3:45 pm 0 comments

WHILE the footballers of Na Gaeil and Austin Stacks prepare for the Féile na nÓg tournament in Sligo this weekend, they can look to Cillard for inspiration. The north Kerry camogie club retained their Feile Na Gael Camogie Championship Division 6 title at the weekend in Kilkenny/Wexford with some amazing […]

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