Articles by: Dermot Crean

Martin Ferris.

Deputy Ferris Wants Castleisland To Have Municipal District Of Its Own

February 19, 2018 at 3:51 pm 0 comments

KERRY’S Sinn Féin TD Martin Ferris has asked the Local Electoral Area Boundary Committee to grant Castleisland its own Municipal District in the upcoming revision of boundaries. His submission proposes Tralee Municipal District be reduced from a nine seat district to seven, with lands in the north, south, east and […]

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ALDI cheque presentations.
Photo: Don MacMonagle

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Aldi Presents €500 To Pieta House In Tralee

February 19, 2018 at 3:22 pm 0 comments

  ALDI has announced that Pieta House Tralee is the latest charity to benefit from Aldi’s Community Grants programme. Aldi’s Listowel store staff have awarded the organisation a €500 grant in recognition of its dedicated work and significant contribution within the local community and to help support its essential services. Sharon McNama, Aldi’s Listowel store […]

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Gardaí Investigate Cases Of Criminal Damage In Tralee

Gardaí Investigate Cases Of Criminal Damage In Tralee

February 19, 2018 at 3:11 pm 0 comments

GARDAI in Tralee are investigating three cases of criminal damage in Tralee over the past few days. On Friday, February 16, at 2.49am, the front window of Fone Dealz at the corner of Castle Street and Edward Street was damaged to the tune of €400. The person was seen on […]

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Fr Peter McVerry.

Fr. Peter McVerry To Address Homeless Crisis At IT Tralee Lecture

February 19, 2018 at 1:16 pm 0 comments

THE Institute of Tralee will welcome Fr. Peter McVerry, Founder of the Peter McVerry Trust to deliver a guest lecture on Wednesday February 28. The lecture titled ‘A Housing and Homeless Crisis – where it came from and where it’s going’ will tackle one of Ireland’s most acute issues and […]

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IT Tralee To Take Part In Cup Action This Weekend

IT Tralee To Take Part In Cup Action This Weekend

February 19, 2018 at 1:05 pm 0 comments

Eamon Fitzgerald, GAA Games Development Officer at IT Tralee, previews IT Tralee hurling team’s cup ambitions this coming weekend… IT Tralee Senior Hurling team will travel to Mallow this Friday to take part in the Fitzgibbon/Ryan Cup Finals weekend. The IT Tralee team are managed by former Kerry hurling manager/coach Eddie […]

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Michelle Greaney with winning male team Kerry Crusaders' members Ollie O'Sullivan, John Healy and John Collins at the finish of the Optimal Fitness 10 Miler/5k Race on Sunday. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Over 300 Runners Enjoy 10 Miler/5k Race In Tralee On Sunday

February 19, 2018 at 11:54 am 0 comments

IT was a rainy Sunday morning as over 300 runners took off from The Rose Hotel for the Optimal Fitness 10 Miler/5 Race. Organised by Michelle Greaney of Optimal Fitness, the event was enthusiastically received by runners and was a perfect way to prepare for the upcoming Tralee Marathon and […]

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Kieran Donaghy rises high against UCD Marian on Saturday night. Photo by Liam Ryan

REPORT/PHOTOS: Warriors Fall Short As UCD Marian Have Momentum In Superleague

February 19, 2018 at 10:52 am 0 comments

Alan Cantwell on Garvey’s Tralee Warriors’ defeat to UCD Marian in the top of the table clash on Saturday… Garvey’s Tralee Warriors hopes of regaining the lead on the Super League table fell short on Saturday night going down 86-83 to UCD Marian in a pulsating and dramatic encounter at […]

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€250,000 Lotto Winning Ticket Bought In Kerry

€250,000 Lotto Winning Ticket Bought In Kerry

February 18, 2018 at 12:41 pm 0 comments

THERE was yet another big lotto win in Kerry last night. One winner from the county scooped €250,000 on the Lotto Plus 2 draw. The winning Lotto Plus 2 ticket was bought in Sheahan’s Centra in Glenbeigh village. The store owner Aisling Sheahan commented: “It is great news to wake up to […]

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John Herlihy (second left) with Radio Kerry colleagues Deirdre Walsh, Elma Nix, Eileen Moynihan, Trevor Galvin, Matthew Green and Shane O'Connor at his farewell party in The Ashe Hotel on Friday night. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Radio Kerry Says Farewell To John Herlihy

February 18, 2018 at 12:22 pm 0 comments

HE has presented programmes, voiced ads and trained many of the DJs you hear on Radio  Kerry every week, but John Herlihy has decided to move on after 20 years at the station. Colleagues gathered at The Ashe Hotel on Friday night to say farewell to the Kilcummin native and […]

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PHOTOS: #Tralee On Social Media This Week

PHOTOS: #Tralee On Social Media This Week

February 18, 2018 at 12:21 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)… David Moran joined the Foil, Arms And Hog boys… Great […]

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Jimmy Kelly.

Jimmy Wins Thousands And A Holiday On Winning Streak

February 18, 2018 at 12:20 pm 0 comments

IT was a pretty nice evening for a man from Oakpark on Saturday, as he scooped prizes worth €22,000 on RTE’s Winning Streak. Jimmy Kelly from Woodlands in Oakpark appeared on the National Lottery gameshow and did very well indeed. He won a luxury holiday in the Florida Keys worth […]

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Roger Harty: The Sistine Chapel

Roger Harty: The Sistine Chapel

February 18, 2018 at 12:20 pm 2 comments

ABOUT five years ago I had the pleasure of visiting The Sistine Chapel in The Vatican and ever since then it holds a special place in my heart. I suppose it would be a fair comparison to say that visiting the Sistine Chapel to Roman Catholics would be the equivalent […]

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Helena Clifford, Fidelma Dillon, Margaret Cahill and Geraldine Lennon contestants in the Ardfert NS 'Lip Sing Battle' at the launch of the event at Ballyroe Heights Hotel on Thursday evening. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Ten Acts To Do ‘Lip Sing Battle’ For Ardfert NS

February 17, 2018 at 10:36 am 0 comments

AFTER two sell-out Strictly Come Dancing events over the past couple of years, Ardfert National School are gearing up to host their first ‘Lip Sing Battle’. Ten acts will take to the floor at Ballyroe Heights Hotel on Easter Saturday, March 31 in what promises to be a fantastic night […]

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Terry Healy (second from right) of Terry's Butcher's Oakpark presented jerseys to the Under 14 Mercy Mounthawk Basketball Team on Friday. Also included are assistant coaches Lyndsey Moriarty and Jimmy Diggins and Head Coach John Dowling. Photo by Dermot Crean

Mercy Mounthawk Teams Get Ready For All-Ireland Semi-Finals

February 17, 2018 at 10:35 am 0 comments

TWO teams at Mercy Mounthawk are preparing for All Ireland semi-finals next week. First up, the under 14 boys play St Pats of Cavan in the All A Ireland Under 14 cup semi final this Tuesday, February 20, in the National Basketball Arena Dublin. In the previous rounds they beat […]

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McCann At The Movies: Laughs Are Plentiful In The Entertaining ‘Early Man’

McCann At The Movies: Laughs Are Plentiful In The Entertaining ‘Early Man’

February 17, 2018 at 10:35 am 0 comments

Our movie guy, John McCann says ‘Early Man’ is a charming and funny tale from the master of stop motion animation… In his first directorial outing since 2008’s Wallace and Gromit in ‘A Matter of Loaf and Death’, Nick Park returns with his unique animated style and humour which gives […]

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Know Your Rights: Online Dispute Resolution

February 17, 2018 at 10:34 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: What can I do if I have a problem with an item I’ve bought online? Answer: If you are not happy with an item you have bought online, you should […]

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Shane Nolan, about to fire a free toward goal. Photo by Gavin O'Connor.

PREVIEW: Kerry To Have Enough To Beat Kildare In League Clash

February 17, 2018 at 10:34 am 0 comments

Mike O’Halloran previews Sunday’s clash between Kerry and Kildare in the Allianz National Hurling League Division 2A clash in Newbridge at 2pm… The Kerry hurling team for Sunday contains a number of changes from the loss to Carlow. Jordan Conway does not make the starting team sheet and neither does […]

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NO REPRO FEES - The annual Show Racism the Red Card awards ceremony Tuesday, 2nd May, at 11.45am at Tallaght Stadium, Whitestown Way, Tallaght, Dublin 24.Show Racism the Red Card is a charity that uses sports and the high profile of sportspeople to tackle racism.  The organisation holds an annual creative competition, calling on young people to develop creative messages about racism and integration.Photo:Barry Cronin/www.barrycronin.com 087-9598549

Tralee Schools Urged To Show Racism The Red Card

February 17, 2018 at 10:33 am 0 comments

SHOW Racism the Red Card are calling on all primary and secondary schools, youth organisations, children and young people in Tralee and Kerry to enter their annual ‘Anti-Racism Creative Competition 2018′. The competition encourages young people to develop creative anti-racism messages using written, visual and audio-visual means. The deadline for […]

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Here’s The Kerry Team To Face Monaghan

Here’s The Kerry Team To Face Monaghan

February 16, 2018 at 9:04 pm 0 comments

JACK Barry  from Na Gaeil will start the Allianz Football League Division 1 game against Monaghan in Iniskeen on Sunday at 2.30pm, despite his tiring Sigerson Cup exploits this week, as Kerry stick with the same team they named for the postponed match last week. Ronan Shanahan of Austin Stacks […]

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Tralee’s Jobless Number Rose Again In January

Tralee’s Jobless Number Rose Again In January

February 16, 2018 at 12:42 pm 0 comments

THE number of people signing on the Live Register in Tralee in January rose by 24 on the previous month according to the latest figures from the the Central Statistics Office. There were 3,690 people signing on at the Tralee office, that number is still down 592 on January 2017, […]

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Tralee BC Looks Forward To 2018 Lacey Cup

Tralee BC Looks Forward To 2018 Lacey Cup

February 16, 2018 at 12:13 pm 0 comments

THE 2018 Lacey Cup will be held on Sunday, March 4 hosted by Tralee Manor West Bicycle Club. The Lacey Cup is the grand opener to the Munster racing season when all cyclists will be anxious to show some good early season form. The race always draws a large field […]

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Justin McCarthy, Carol Nyhan, Claire Goodall and Aidan Mangan  contestants in Kerins O'Rahillys GAA 'Strictly Club Dancing'. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Meet The Contestants In Kerins O’Rahillys ‘Strictly Club Dancing’

February 16, 2018 at 11:56 am 0 comments

IT’S going to be some St Patrick’s weekend and the festivities will kick off with bang when the second Kerins O’Rahillys GAA ‘Strictly Club Dancing’ event takes place. Twelve couples have been in rehearsals with artistic director Jackie O’Mahoney over the past number of weeks and they’re already looking fleet […]

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Anne Kelliher and Michelle Greaney  look forward to the Optimal Fitness 10 Miler in February. Photo by Dermot Crean

Still Time To Enter The 10 Miler/5k Race This Sunday

February 16, 2018 at 9:22 am 0 comments

THERE’S still a few places left for an event this Sunday which will see hundreds of runners hit the road. After holding a very successful event on New Year’s Eve, Michelle Greaney of Optimal Fitness has organised the Tralee 10 Miler and 5k Road Race will take place this Sunday at […]

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Caroline McAuliffe with husband Mitchell and children Jessie and Evie, Katie O'Shea, Peggy O'Sullivan, Marcus O'Sullivan, Yvonne O'Sullivan and Jamie O'Shea, looking forward to the 80s and 90s disco fundraiser at The Abbey Tavern. Photo by Dermot Crean

A Night Of 80/90s Music And Great Prizes In Ardfert This Weekend

February 16, 2018 at 9:22 am 0 comments

A FUNDRAISING 80s/90s disco will take place this Saturday night in Ardfert organised by an local woman to help out the hospital where she was treated for cancer over a year ago. Caroline McAuliffe, a married mother of two young children, was 36 years old when she had a tumour in […]

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At the presentation of the cheque to Pieta House, the proceeds of last May's Darkness Into Light event, were Kieran O'Brien, Pieta House, Marilyn O'Shea, DIL Tralee, Anne O'Shea, DIL Tralee, Pat Turner, DIL Tralee, Martin Brosnan, DIL Tralee, Aidan O'Sullivan, DIL Tralee and Con O'Connor, Pieta House. Photo by Dermot Crean

Darkness Into Light Tralee Presents Tens Of Thousands To Pieta House

February 16, 2018 at 9:22 am 1 comment

AN inspirational event held in Tralee back in May raised a phenomenal amount of money for Pieta House, which they collected on Thursday evening from local organisers. The Darkness Into Light Tralee walk raised €34,792.60 thanks to the thousands of participants who took off from CBS The Green on May […]

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Mercy Mounthawk Student Makes Ireland U17 Basketball Development Squad

Mercy Mounthawk Student Makes Ireland U17 Basketball Development Squad

February 15, 2018 at 7:18 pm 0 comments

A MERCY Mounthawk student has been included in the Irish Under 17 basketball development squad. Sixteen year old Daire Kennelly was named on the 21 player squad  by Head coach Ciaran O’Sullivan today. The 6′ 5″ teenager was the only Kerry player included on the squad. The son of Brendan and […]

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Samaritans Kerry Launches Volunteer Recruitment Campaign

Samaritans Kerry Launches Volunteer Recruitment Campaign

February 15, 2018 at 3:05 pm 0 comments

  SAMARITANS in Kerry are launching a major volunteer recruitment campaign to encourage people to get involved with the charity to give something back to the local community and help change people’s lives. They are holding an information evening  next Wednesday, February 21 at  7-30 pm at The Samaritans 43-44 […]

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Kerry Has Second-Lowest Pub To Population Ratios In Country

February 15, 2018 at 1:06 pm Comments are Disabled

A NEW study by AIB has revealed Kerry has the second lowest pub to population ratio in the country. The AIB 2018 Pubs Outlook was a 26 county study and looked at a number of issues affecting the pub trade in Ireland. It found that Kerry has 435 pubs which is […]

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Helen McElligott, Rose O'Callaghan and Michelle McElligott at the Connect Kerry Coffee Morning in aid of ADAPT Kerry at the Ballyroe Heights Hotel on Wednesday morning. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Coffee, Beauty Tips And Prizes At Fundraiser For ADAPT Kerry

February 15, 2018 at 11:07 am Comments are Disabled

A SUPER morning of coffee, prizes and beauty tips took place at Ballyroe Heights Hotel on Wednesday for a great cause. The Connect Kerry Coffee Morning in aid of ADAPT Kerry saw a large crowd of ladies attend with free refreshments in return for a donation to the service. There […]

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Miriam Asks Kerry People To Dig Deep On Daffodil Day

Miriam Asks Kerry People To Dig Deep On Daffodil Day

February 15, 2018 at 11:05 am Comments are Disabled

RTE’S Miriam O’Callaghan has urged people of Kerry to dig deep this Daffodil Day to help the record number of people being diagnosed with cancer. The broadcaster, who lost a sister to cancer, was speaking at the launch of the Irish Cancer Society’s 2018 Daffodil Day, which will take place […]

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