Articles by: Dermot Crean

Up To 15 Jobs To Be Created At New Business In The Square

Up To 15 Jobs To Be Created At New Business In The Square

May 20, 2015 at 10:42 am Comments are Disabled

A NEW bar and bistro in The Square is to create up to 15 new jobs when it opens in the next few weeks. The business, formerly known as Nightjar, is being extensively renovated at the moment and is set to focus more on food. Continued below… It is hoped the […]

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VIDEO: Siamsa Tíre’s John Puts On A Show Fit For Royalty

VIDEO: Siamsa Tíre’s John Puts On A Show Fit For Royalty

May 20, 2015 at 10:28 am Comments are Disabled

A SIAMSA Tíre dancer performed for Prince Charles on his visit to Galway yesterday. John Fitzgerald, a native of Brandon, and other dancers gave the Royal visitor a traditional Irish welcome with a sample of Irish dancing at NUI Galway. John began learning Irish dancing from the age of six with Rinceoirí […]

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Gardaí Search For Van Involved In Lixnaw Theft

Gardaí Search For Van Involved In Lixnaw Theft

May 19, 2015 at 11:24 am Comments are Disabled

GARDAÍ are asking the public for help in finding a van which was involved in the theft of a stainless steel milk tank in Lixnaw some time ago.   It’s a grey or silver, short-wheel base Ford Transit van, with a homemade white, but rusty, roof rack on top. Gardaí are hoping a […]

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Bikers, Tony Murphy, Freemount, Peter Bulava, Joe Crowley and Tom Regan from Duncannon, Wexford pictured at Rossbeigh, County Kerry for the launch of  the 9th Ireland Bike Fest, the country’s largest motorcycle festival which runs this June Bank Holiday weekend and is based in Killarney. 
More info: W: www.irelandbikefest.com 
Photo: Don MacMonagle

Repro free photo from Ireland Bikefest

With nine years of mileage under its belt, Ireland Bike Fest is a well oiled machine that gathers momentum with each passing year. It is Ireland’s largest biker festival, it’s free and every make and model of bike are welcome to attend. 
“It is one of Ireland’s fastest growing festivals,” says Breffní Ingerton, Festival Chairperson, “Just over 1,000 people attended the first festival back in 2007 and this year we expect upwards of 40,000 over the course of the weekend.” “Word of the spectacular ride-outs along the Wild Atlantic Way and the electric atmosphere of the Bike Village has spread throughout the biking community and every year more and more people arrive from all over the world.” Ireland Bike Fest takes place annually across the June Bank Holiday Weekend and is headquartered at The Gleneagle Hotel.  The Bike Village, located on the grounds of The Gleneagle, is the main hub of activity, here visitors can browse the many trader stands selling all kinds of specialised biker wares or dine at one of the festival’s many food outlets. The Village is also the base for the daily Ride-Outs along the Wild Atlantic Way - marshalled by Celtic Thunder Chapter Ireland and Gaelic Chapter Ireland, the free Harley-Davidson® demo rides, the Waterford & Dublin Harley-Davidson® Dealers, H.O.G.® & Rider Services, Jumpstart, the Technical Area and the Custom Bike Show. It is also the ideal spot to sit back and relax after a day’s touring and listen to the live bands and DJ’s perform on the festival’s outdoor stage.
Ireland Bike Fest is renowned for its line-up of free live entertainment which takes place across three stages. This year’s packed programme includes performances by The Unusual Suspects, J90, R&B, Blue Moose, Hell Raiser, Newfoundland, Hells Bells, Crossroads66, The Small Hours, Sin Iad, Live Lizzy and Devious. 
The Parade through the streets of Killarney will once again take place on the Sunday morning and there will also be the opportunity to win a Harley-Davidson® in the raffle in aid of Muscular Dystrophy Ireland.  
Ireland Bike Fest is supported by Harley-Davidson® UK & Ireland, Authorised Dealers and H.O.G.® Chapters in association with Destination Killarney Ltd, Fáilte Ireland, and Carole Nash.
Ireland Bike Fest Killarney takes place from May 29 to June 1, 2015.  
Ireland Bike Fest Killarney
T:  +353 (0)64 6671549 
E:  info@irelandbikefest.com
W: www.irelandbikefest.com

Up To 40,000 People Expected For Annual Bikefest

May 19, 2015 at 10:50 am Comments are Disabled

IRELAND Bike Fest, the country’s largest motorcycle festival, returns to Killarney this June Bank Holiday weekend and up to 40,000 people are expected in the town for the event. “It is one of Ireland’s fastest growing festivals,” says Breffní Ingerton, Festival Chairperson. “Just over 1,000 people attended the first festival […]

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Chamber To ‘Learn From The Best’ At Seminar In Tralee Next Month

Chamber To ‘Learn From The Best’ At Seminar In Tralee Next Month

May 19, 2015 at 10:02 am Comments are Disabled

TV3 Travel Show presenters, Jon Slattery and Ciara Whelan will be the special guests at a major Tourism Information Conference being organised by Tralee Chamber Alliance at Ballygarry House Hotel, Tralee next month. The ‘Learn from the Best in Tourism’ Conference, sponsored by Bank of Ireland, will feature tourism experts from three […]

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Orlagh Winters: Think Before You Type

Orlagh Winters: Think Before You Type

May 19, 2015 at 9:48 am Comments are Disabled

LAST week I wrote about the feelgood story of Conor Doyle who beat the bullies on Facebook. This week I want to talk about the bullies themselves. Social media is wonderful in so many ways, connecting with old friends, sharing special moments and keeping up to date with what is happening […]

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Na Gaeil GAA Club News

Na Gaeil GAA Club News

May 18, 2015 at 10:58 pm Comments are Disabled

JUNIORS:Round two County league at home v Castleisland Desmond’s 22nd at 7.30pm.please surport. NA GAEIL U 14:Na Gaeil played Churchill in the final of the St Brendan’s league last Thursdayevening in Churchill. The teams had already met twice this season with one victory each. Na Gaeil were the first team on the score board through a free from Devon […]

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John Mitchels GAA Club News

John Mitchels GAA Club News

May 18, 2015 at 5:35 pm Comments are Disabled

SENIOR MEN: County League – Division 2 Round 1 – Mitchels 0-10 – Templenoe, 0-06 Round 2 – Tarbert​ 0-08 – John Mitchels 0-14 Round 3 – Mitchels 0-16. – Spa Killarney 1-08 Round 4 – Kenmare 0-10 – Mitchels 0-10 Round 5 – Mitchels v Listowel Emmets Sunday June […]

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Tralee Parnells GAA Club News

Tralee Parnells GAA Club News

May 18, 2015 at 5:30 pm Comments are Disabled

Under 12 Girls League: On the 16th our under 12 girls were in Causeway, for matches again against both Killarney and Causeway.  The games in Thurles and Killarney have obviously benefited these players and it was encouraging the see their continued improvement in skills and teamwork. An early attack in the first game against Killarney, was was finished […]

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Ballymacelligott GAA Club News

Ballymacelligott GAA Club News

May 18, 2015 at 5:26 pm Comments are Disabled

​​​LOTTO The lotto was held in Glenduff House on the 11th May 2015 for a jackpot of €6,500.  Numbers drawn were 1,20,23,27.  There was no winner. Lucky Dips 1. Niamh Lynch, Kielduff 2. Pa Joe Barrett, c/o Tom Leen 3. Tara O Brien, Kileen Woods, Tralee 4. Michael Moran, c/o […]

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St Pat’s GAA Club News

St Pat’s GAA Club News

May 18, 2015 at 5:21 pm Comments are Disabled

Lotto: There was no winner of our Club Lotto Jackpot on Sunday night last. The numbers drawn were 05, 09, 11 & 21. The five €30 consolation prizes went to Gerald and Jim Murphy Derrymore West, Enzo c/o O’Shea’s, Angelo Leen St. Brendan’s Park, Mike Horgan Lohercannon and Elma Collins […]

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Kerins O’Rahilly’s GAA Club News

Kerins O’Rahilly’s GAA Club News

May 18, 2015 at 5:16 pm Comments are Disabled

Kerins O’Rahillys Notes Senior Football All roads will lead to Austin Stack Park on Saturday evening next the 23rd when we get our Co Championship campaign off to a start. Our game is the second of a double header and we play Rathmore at 7pm. Best of luck to the […]

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Austin Stacks GAA Club News

Austin Stacks GAA Club News

May 18, 2015 at 5:09 pm Comments are Disabled

SENIOR FOOTBALL: Dingle 3-10; Austin Stacks 0-11. Last year Dingle was the only team to defeat us – back in their home patch – in the quarter final of the Club Championship. Yesterday (17th May) in Austin Stack Park they performed a similar feat – this time at the semi final […]

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Austin Stacks GAA Juvenile Club News

Austin Stacks GAA Juvenile Club News

May 18, 2015 at 5:03 pm Comments are Disabled

JUVENILE CLUB NOTES FAOI 6: (i) The Rock Under 6 footballers will be in action at 11am in Caherslee on Sunday. (ii) Our evening football sessions for the Under 6s will continue ag 5.45pm on Thursday i bPáirc Uí Chonghaile. FAOI 8: (i) We’ll be in Caherslee again on Sunday ag 11am. (ii) The County […]

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An Garda Síochána

Gardaí Seize Over €1,000 From Charity Collectors Operating Without Permits

May 18, 2015 at 4:00 pm Comments are Disabled

  GARDAÍ are warning people to beware of  charity collectors operating without permits after four people went around Tralee last Friday collecting for a seriously ill Cavan girl. Gardaí were alerted by a member of the public, that people were going door to door in local estates asking for money […]

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Gardaí Seek Public’s Help With School Robbery

Gardaí Seek Public’s Help With School Robbery

May 18, 2015 at 3:07 pm Comments are Disabled

GARDAÍ are appealing for information in relation to the break-in at Causeway Comprehensive last week. A significant amount of cash was taken when three males entered the building and stayed on school grounds from 12.15am to 2.15am in the early hours of Friday morning. Gardaí believe the men are aged in […]

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Participants in the Kerry Festival of Pride parade on Saturday. Photo by Dermot Crean

VIDEO/PHOTOS: Former Fianna Fáil Minister Leads Kerry Pride Parade

May 18, 2015 at 2:48 pm Comments are Disabled

THE weather stayed fine on Saturday as the Kerry Festival Of Pride Parade made its way through town. Former Government Minister, Pat Carey from Castlemaine, was  the Grand Marshal for the event which attracted a colourful bunch of people from all over the county and beyond. It was all part […]

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New Hair Salon To Create Five New Full-Time Jobs In Tralee

New Hair Salon To Create Five New Full-Time Jobs In Tralee

May 18, 2015 at 11:50 am Comments are Disabled

  HAIRDRESSSER and entrepreneur Cathriona Rohan will open a new business in Tralee this week which is to create five full-time jobs and three part-time positions. The new salon, located on Mary Street, will open at 9.30am on Tuesday morning and will be open Tuesday through to Saturday every week. Cathriona, who has over […]

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Pitch & Putt Club Celebrates 40th Anniversary With Launch Of Youth Academy 2015

Pitch & Putt Club Celebrates 40th Anniversary With Launch Of Youth Academy 2015

May 18, 2015 at 10:18 am Comments are Disabled

TRALEE Pitch & Putt Club celebrates its 40th year anniversary this year and has just launched its 2015 Youth Academy. Since its inception  in 1975, Tralee Pitch & Putt club has provided the ideal sanctuary for countless youths of the town. The club was founded at the old Champhers (John […]

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PHOTOS: Huddle And Causeway Teams Win Darts Finals

PHOTOS: Huddle And Causeway Teams Win Darts Finals

May 18, 2015 at 9:59 am Comments are Disabled

Mike McCarthy reports on a big night in The Huddle Bar for darts followers… ALL roads led to the Huddle Bar in Tralee on Friday night for the final of the Specsavers-sponsored Tralee and District League semi finals and finals Section B and C. In the B section, the home side […]

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Roger Harty: More Wise Old Sayings

Roger Harty: More Wise Old Sayings

May 17, 2015 at 12:05 pm Comments are Disabled

  IF we need to research wise old sayings and proverbs then there is no need to look any further than our own abundant Irish heritage and rich culture. In fact, if you explore this you will find that there is an old expression for practically every experience and in […]

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Rockies Call On People To Support ‘Night At The Dogs’

Rockies Call On People To Support ‘Night At The Dogs’

May 17, 2015 at 11:37 am Comments are Disabled

  AUSTIN STACKS GAA club is again calling on people to support their upcoming ‘Rockie Night at the Dogs’ in aid of the ongoing development at their Connolly Park grounds. The event takes place on May 22 at the Kingdom Greyhound Stadium and is expected to be a mega night of fun, […]

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The Chef’s Table: Barbecue Season Is Coming Again…We Hope!

The Chef’s Table: Barbecue Season Is Coming Again…We Hope!

May 17, 2015 at 11:35 am Comments are Disabled

  Mark Doe from ‘Just Cooking’ Cookery School in Firies has some great tips for barbecuing this summer. All we need now is the weather… Planning your barbecue Firing up the barbecue is often seen as an opportunity for a bit of a party with neighbours or friends, but few […]

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Ella O'Donoghue of Presentatation Primary who made her First Holy Communion on Saturday in St John's Church, pictured with her family, from left; Derry Healy, Catherine Walsh, Cara Kelliher, Helen Kelliher, Anne, Johnny and Deirdre O'Donoghue, Sinead, Niamh and Tom Walsh. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: A Fine Day For A First Holy Communion

May 17, 2015 at 11:27 am Comments are Disabled

THE weather stayed fine for the children from two schools on Saturday as they celebrated their First Holy Communion. Families of the 28 children from Holy Family NS enjoyed the ceremony in Our Lady and St Brendan’s Church while there was a bigger attendance in St John’s Church for the […]

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Dylan Harnett, Brandon Boyle, Cian Kennedy, Henry Adedeji and Darragh Ryan at the CBS The Green Graduation night in the school gym on Thursday night. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: CBS The Green Students Enjoy Graduation Night

May 16, 2015 at 10:08 am Comments are Disabled

IT was a special evening in CBS The Green as the school held its annual graduation. Families of the 108 students who will take exams next month, were there to see the teenagers mark – what for most will be – the end of their schooldays. Special guest speaker was […]

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Out To Lunch: A Fine Sandwich In Town Centre

Out To Lunch: A Fine Sandwich In Town Centre

May 16, 2015 at 10:06 am Comments are Disabled

‘Coffee Start’ The Mall TRALEE people were saddened when Charlie’s on The Mall closed its doors on Christmas Eve. For many over the past 30 years, the cafe/bakery was a place to stop off for a chat and a bite to eat, while many a school romance was kindled there over […]

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Dr Caitlin: The Benefits Of Folic Acid

Dr Caitlin: The Benefits Of Folic Acid

May 16, 2015 at 10:05 am Comments are Disabled

  Dr Caitlin O’Connor of Tralee Medical Centre in St Brendan’s Park on the benefits of Folic Acid… What is folic acid? Folic acid, which is also known as folate, is a B group vitamin. Like most other vitamins, it cannot be made in the body, so it must be […]

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Ciara Drummey and Amy Scanlon at the CBS Primary School Fashion Show at the Ballyroe Heights Hotel on Thursday night. Photo by Michelle Culloty

PHOTOS: Almost 400 Watch CBS Primary Fashion Show

May 16, 2015 at 10:05 am Comments are Disabled

CBS Primary School held their first ever School Fashion show on Thursday night in Ballyroe Heights Hotel, and it surpassed all expectations. The ballroom was packed to capacity, with almost 400 people in attendance and they were thoroughly entertained from start to finish with a selection of fashion from 16 local […]

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A Heartwarming Story To Give You That Friday Feeling

A Heartwarming Story To Give You That Friday Feeling

May 15, 2015 at 12:35 pm Comments are Disabled

NOW here’s a little story to cheer you up even more on a Friday. Siobhan Saracbasi (nee McCarthy) sent us in a letter written by a German friend of her brother, Paudie McCarthy from Ballymac. Paudie moved to Germany many years ago when the building trade took off there.  He […]

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Planting the crabtreen in Pairc An Phiarsaigh on Monday. Photo by Dermot Crean

‘Inspired’ Idea To Plant Tree And Help Out Tidy Towns Effort

May 15, 2015 at 10:07 am Comments are Disabled

THE people at the Inspired Project have decided to get involved with the Tidy Towns effort this year and a special ceremony was held in Páirc An Phiarsaigh on Monday to kick off their efforts. Members of the Inspired group, Team Bramble, Tralee Chamber Alliance, Mayor Jim Finucane and well wishers […]

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