Articles by: Dermot Crean

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Met Eireann Issues Rainfall Warning For Kerry

May 20, 2018 at 1:34 pm 0 comments

HOW quickly things can change. After the lovely day we enjoyed yesterday, it’s all about to get very wet indeed. A Status Yellow Rainfall Warning has been issued for Kerry and ten other counties — Longford, Cavan, Donegal, Galway, Leitrim, Roscommon, Sligo, Clare, Cork and Limerick. This spell of rain […]

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Tara Dowling and family Patrick, Rita, Pat, James and Sean at the First Holy Communion Day for Blennerville school pupils in Curraheen on Saturday morning. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: First Communion Day For Moyderwell, Holy Family And Blennerville School Pupils

May 20, 2018 at 10:47 am 0 comments

THEY couldn’t have asked for a nicer day. The sun shone down on three churches in the Tralee area on Saturday morning as the big day arrived for pupils from local schools. St John’s Church hosted Moyderwell Primary pupils, Our Lady and St Brendan’s Church was the venue for Holy […]

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PHOTOS: #Tralee On Social Media This Week

PHOTOS: #Tralee On Social Media This Week

May 20, 2018 at 10:46 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… The local Gardaí popped into the Inspired exhibition… @GmailMahony Thank […]

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The crowd joins Harry and Megan at the Royal Wedding day fundraiser in Skelper Quane's on Saturday. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Toasting Harry And Megan’s Wedding At Fundraiser In Quane’s

May 20, 2018 at 10:46 am 0 comments

WHILE the eyes of the world were on Windsor for the royal wedding on Monday, the clever people at Kerry Hospice decided to take advantage of the interest in the nuptials. Tickets at €10 were sold for a Royal Wedding themed day at Skelper Quane’s in Blennerville to raise funds […]

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Members of  Kerry Youth Choral Group, performing in the Christmas Concert at the Creative Ireland, Kerry Youth Choral performance at the Acoustic Club, INEC, Killarney. The  trained by Voiceworks Director, Gemma Sugrue, and vocal coaches Lisa Curran & Clare Adams. The Choral group is an initiative of Kerry County Council Arts Department, Creative Ireland Programme.Photo:Valerie O’Sullivan/FREE PICS**

‘Kerry Sing Together’ Camp Takes Place In Tralee Next Month

May 20, 2018 at 10:45 am 0 comments

CONTINUING on from a hugely successful series of youth choral workshops and performances in 2017, Creative Ireland Kerry, co-ordinated by the Kerry County Council’s Arts Office has arranged an even greater number of opportunities for youth singing in six locations, including Tralee, across the county during the month of June. […]

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Roger Harty: The Meaning Of Life

Roger Harty: The Meaning Of Life

May 20, 2018 at 10:45 am 1 comment

ONE of the great advantages of writing my own article is that I have the opportunity to ask myself my own questions and in turn give my own answers. With this in mind I am going to ask myself perhaps the deepest question that there is to ask. ‘Roger, what […]

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Looking at their 'time capsules' were Vivien Ahern, Anna Sheehy, Maebh Pierse and Amy Qejvani at the Presentation Secondary School Graduation Day on Friday. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Reliving The Past While Looking To The Future At Presentation Graduation

May 19, 2018 at 9:00 am 0 comments

IT was a day of emotion and optimism for the sixth years of Presentation Secondary on Friday as they enjoyed graduation day. The 96 students were joined by their families and staff from the school for mass in St John’s Church. Head Girls Eva Dillane and Aine O’Sullivan both gave […]

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Senior Mens MVPs Liam O'Sullivan and Fergal O'Sullivan

PHOTOS: Celebrating A Great Year For St Brendan’s Basketball Club

May 19, 2018 at 9:00 am 0 comments

THE St. Brendan’s Basketball Club Season 2017/2018 Awards took place on Friday night at Moyderwell Gym in Tralee. A huge crowd of club players, coaches, members and friends gathered to celebrate the club’s excellent season and selection as KABB Club of the Year. Fr. Tadhg Fitzgerald from St. John’s celebrated […]

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People attending the protest at HSE buildings on Friday. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Protest At HSE Buildings In Support Of CervicalCheck Victims

May 19, 2018 at 8:59 am 1 comment

THERE was great support from passing motorists for the people who held a protest outside the HSE buildings in Rathass to show support for the victim of the CervicalCheck scandal. Sinn Fein Cllr Toireasa Ferris was among the men and women present holding placards and encouraging people to blast their […]

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Mickey Boyle fires a shot at goal. Photo by Gavin O'Connor.

PREVIEW: Kerry All Set For Tough Task Against Westmeath

May 19, 2018 at 8:59 am 0 comments

Mike O’Halloran looks at Kerry’s upcoming challenge against Westmeath this Sunday in Round 3 of the Joe McDonagh Cup at Austin Stack Park at 3pm… Westmeath and Kerry are no strangers to each other in various competitions over the last number of years, such that the names of Westmeath players […]

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Know Your Rights: European Health Insurance Card

May 19, 2018 at 8:58 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 partner and I are planning a holiday in Spain. How do we access public healthcare services if one of us becomes ill when abroad? Answer: You and your partner […]

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McCann At The Movies: ‘Deadpool 2’ Is A Sequel To Please Old Fans And Make New Ones

May 19, 2018 at 8:58 am 0 comments

John McCann says ‘Deadpool 2’ more than lives up to expectation and delivers on all fronts… Two years after the blockbuster smash that was Deadpool, the highly anticipated sequel posed many questions to its eager audience prior to its release. Would the sequel hold the same charm and appeal now […]

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Pupils from Scoil Naomh Eirc at the SEAI One Good Idea National Finals in Dublin.

Ardfert, Kilmoyley And Sneem Schools Make Final Of SEAI ‘One Good Idea’ Competition

May 18, 2018 at 2:53 pm 0 comments

SCHOOLS in Ardfert, Kilmoyley and Sneem had projects in the Primary Category in the 2018 SEAI One Good Idea National Finals in Dublin on Tuesday and they did very well indeed. St Michael’s National School from Sneem was the runner-up for their campaign ‘Legendary Light Savers’. The ‘Legendary Light Savers’ invented […]

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Tralee Chamber Alliance President Aidan Kelly and TCA Marketing Consultant Ken Tobin at Kerry County Council to hand in the Chamber's submission on the Tralee Draft Plan 2018-2024. Photo by Dermot Crean

Chamber Wants Major Changes To Tralee Draft Local Area Plan 2018-2024

May 18, 2018 at 2:28 pm 1 comment

TRALEE Chamber Alliance has identified a number of omissions from the Tralee Draft Local Area Plan (LAP) which is set to shape the future of Kerry’s capital town for the next six years. The closing date for receipt of submissions on the Draft LAP is Thursday, May 31 and the […]

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Kerry Schools To Get 48 Extra SNAs

Kerry Schools To Get 48 Extra SNAs

May 18, 2018 at 1:21 pm 0 comments

SOME 48 extra SNAs will be allocated to Kerry schools in September. The announcement was made by Minister for Education and Skills Richard Bruton today. This will bring the total number of SNAs to 573 locally in Kerry, secondary schools will receive an extra nine SNAs and Primary schools will receive […]

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Gardaí Seek Witnesses To Car Believed To Have Been Used In Crimes In Kerry

Gardaí Seek Witnesses To Car Believed To Have Been Used In Crimes In Kerry

May 18, 2018 at 1:06 pm 0 comments

Gardaí are seeking the public’s assistance with sightings of a Black Saab 9-3 saloon car which is believed to have been involved in a number of crimes in the last few weeks across Kerry, Cork and Waterford. This vehicle was recovered, having been abandoned in Carrignavar, Co. Cork, last Friday the […]

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AIB Kerry and HQ Tralee Launch Start up Support Programme for Small Business . Pictured at the launch -- L/R Joe Shannon AIB Branch manager Tralee  , Sean Healy Head of AIB Kerry , Ken Tobin HQ Tralee co-founded  , Margaret Griffin AIB Retail & Business manager Kerry and Tim O'Leary  HQ Tralee co-founded .

The new business support competition for start-up businesses was launched in Tralee on Monday. The competition was launched by AIB Kerry and HQ Tralee, the co-working and mixed office space in Tralee co-founded by Tom O’Leary and Ken Tobin.The competition which is open to existing and new AIB business customers, will see 4 start up businesses avail of 6 months free dedicated desk space in HQ Tralee and access to a range of business supports. 
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PRESS INFO -- Press Release issued on May 14th 2018AIB Kerry and HQ Tralee Launch Start up Support Programme for Small BusinessA new business support competition for start-up businesses was launched in Tralee on Monday. The competition was launched by AIB Kerry and HQ Tralee, the co-working and mixed office space in Tralee co-founded by Tom O’Leary and Ken Tobin.The competition which is open to existing and new AIB business customers, will see 4 start up businesses avail of 6 months free dedicated desk space in HQ Tralee and access to a range of business supports. HQ Tralee was established in 2016 to provide start up and small businesses a space to work from, collaborate and grow their business. Currently there are over 50 businesses including remote workers operating out of the HQ Tralee Campus on Abbey St. and Dominick Street.“We have been interested in running a competition like this for some time with a view to giving new start-ups an opportunity to develop their business in an environment that encourages

Competition To Win Free Desk Space At HQ Tralee For Your Business

May 18, 2018 at 12:43 pm 0 comments

A NEW business support competition for start-up businesses was launched in Tralee on Monday. The competition was launched by AIB Kerry and HQ Tralee, the co-working and mixed office space in Tralee co-founded by Tom O’Leary and Ken Tobin. The competition which is open to existing and new AIB business […]

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VIDEO/PHOTOS: A Look Inside Kerry’s Most Expensive House

VIDEO/PHOTOS: A Look Inside Kerry’s Most Expensive House

May 18, 2018 at 12:13 pm 0 comments

GOT €3.25m to spare? Long Lake House, situated between Kenmare and Sneem is on the market and it looks pretty amazing. It was built in the 1980s and was bought by a Tipperary-born, San Franciso-based businessman back in 2001 for between £1.5m and £2.5m. It’s a three-storey building on the […]

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Spa NS pupils with Elma Walsh and Principal Peter Linehan launching the Donal Walsh 6km Walk/Run at the school on Thursday. Photo by Dermot Crean

Five Things To Do Around Tralee This Weekend

May 18, 2018 at 9:47 am 0 comments

Unlike the plethora of events last week, this weekend is relatively quiet. There is a few things to do though… 1. Enjoy the weather… It’ll be fine on Friday and Saturday is supposed to be dry and sunny, so take advantage of the fine weather by going for a walk, […]

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Riadh Malik, Lauren O'Grady, Lauren Barrett and Orla O'Riordan at the Mercy Mounthawk annual awards on Thursday evening. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: A Night To Honour Mercy Mounthawk Students

May 18, 2018 at 9:46 am 0 comments

HUNDREDS of people packed into the school gym last night for the Mercy Mounthawk annual awards. As the school year comes to a close it’s fitting that students who have excelled in academia, sport, art, creativity, diligence and more categories are rewarded for their hard work throughout the year. In […]

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Barnardos Calls On Tralee Families And Communities To Take Part In ‘Big Toddle’

Barnardos Calls On Tralee Families And Communities To Take Part In ‘Big Toddle’

May 17, 2018 at 5:24 pm 0 comments

BARNARDOS children’s charity is looking for families, community groups and creches in Tralee and Kerry to take part in their annual Big Toddle for Barnardos Ireland’s biggest sponsored walk for under-fives! 2018 will see the little feet of more than 50,000 toddlers – including 1,239 already signed up in Kerry  – […]

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People where out and about along the canal soaking up the good weather. Photo by Gavin O'Connor.

Ferris Wants Council To Start Advertising Local ‘Blueway’ Now

May 17, 2018 at 3:30 pm 0 comments

A COUNCILLOR has asked Kerry County Council to start advertising the fact that there is a ‘Blueway’ from Tralee to Fenit and Ballyheigue. Cllr Toireasa Ferris brought up the blueway — which would be an area where swimming, kayaking and other water activities could take place from the canal to […]

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HSE buildings at Rathass.

Public Protest At HSE Buildings In Tralee To Support Victims Of CervicalCheck Scandal

May 17, 2018 at 2:44 pm 0 comments

  A PROTEST has been organised for Friday to support the victims of the CervicalCheck scandal. The organisers have chosen the HSE’s buildings in Rathass, close to the entrance to University Hospital Kerry, as the venue for the gathering which gets underway at 3.30pm.   It will be a peaceful demonstration […]

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The Blennerville school team, winners of the County Final on Monday. Photo courtesy of Blennerville NS

Blennerville Team Did Its Homework To Win County Debating Competition

May 17, 2018 at 12:54 pm 0 comments

THERE were celebrations in St Brendan’s NS Blennerville this week as their team won the County Final of the Concern Primary Debating Competition. Held at the Education Centre in Dromtacker on Monday, it was a great achievement as 18 other schools from around the county took part. ‘Homework Is An Essential […]

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Tralee Venues To Host Events For Kerry Biodiversity Week

Tralee Venues To Host Events For Kerry Biodiversity Week

May 17, 2018 at 12:05 pm 0 comments

THERE are lots of events happening in the Tralee area and around the county for Kerry Biodiveristy Week 2018, running from May 19-27. From land- based whale watching to bat walks, a dawn chorus walk, plant identification walks, a swift talk and walk, nature walks and an organic farm biodiversity […]

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David Malone of Inspired with his photos on exhibit outside No.4 On The Square. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: A Inspired Collection Of Photos At Exhibition In The Square

May 17, 2018 at 9:25 am 0 comments

THE beauty of Tralee and beyond was in evidence at a special exhibition in town yesterday as the members of the Inspired group showed their photography talents. The sun beamed down at No.4 On The Square which proved a perfect location for the exhibition where people were invited to buy […]

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Free Child Car Seat Check Service Returns To Tralee

Free Child Car Seat Check Service Returns To Tralee

May 17, 2018 at 9:20 am 0 comments

THE Road Safety Authority’s ‘Check it Fits’ Service returns to Kerry next month. Research from the RSA service, which checks child car seats and restraints nationwide for free, has revealed that 4 out of 5 child car seats are incorrectly fitted nationwide. On the service’s most recent visit to Kerry […]

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Tralee Business To Hold Coffee Morning For NCBI

Tralee Business To Hold Coffee Morning For NCBI

May 17, 2018 at 9:16 am 0 comments

A TRALEE business is hosting a coffee morning for the NCBI and is offering a superb incentive in a bid to attract people to support the event. ‘Regatta Great Outdoors’ in Ashe St. is offering  50% off almost everything in the store during the event, which takes place from  11am […]

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Council To Look For Funding For Tralee-Blennerville Steam Railway This Autumn

Council To Look For Funding For Tralee-Blennerville Steam Railway This Autumn

May 16, 2018 at 5:04 pm 0 comments

KERRY County Council is to apply for funding for the restoration of the Tralee Blennerville Steam Railway this autumn. After a motion tabled at Monday’s meeting of Tralee Municipal District councillors by Cllr Pat McCarthy, that the Council support the local and national efforts to restore the Tralee/Blennerville Rail Link as […]

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Meeting On Free Programme For Women Seeking Employment In Tralee Next Week

May 16, 2018 at 3:41 pm 0 comments

A FREE information meeting on a programme which has resulted in women gaining employment will take place next week in Tralee. ‘Moving On’ is an employment programme in Kerry, supporting women to gain new skills, clarify direction, increase confidence and find work. They can provide training, support, work placements and […]

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