Articles by: Dermot Crean

Out To Lunch: The Festival Food Market

Out To Lunch: The Festival Food Market

August 17, 2014 at 9:41 am Comments are Disabled

WITH the week that’s in it I decided to give a wander around The Mall and Denny Street to see what the street traders were serving up. I love this aspect of the festival. Many, many years ago, punters engaged in a sort of food roulette when they bought a burger […]

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Roger Harty: Exploring The Fear Factor

Roger Harty: Exploring The Fear Factor

August 17, 2014 at 9:40 am Comments are Disabled

FEAR is key to our very existence so therefore to give it its due respect I will be discussing fear and the different aspects involved with it over the next few articles. So let’s begin! What is fear? In my own words ‘fear is a reaction of my body to an […]

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VIDEO: Watch Union J Perform ‘We Live Forever’ On Denny Street Here

VIDEO: Watch Union J Perform ‘We Live Forever’ On Denny Street Here

August 16, 2014 at 2:13 pm Comments are Disabled

TOP pop band Union J thrilled their fans last night in Denny Street for the Rose of Tralee Festival and Martin Houlihan of Digital Buzz has uploaded this footage of them to Youtube. See them perform ‘We Live Forever’ on stage here.

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At The Omniplex: ‘Boyhood’

At The Omniplex: ‘Boyhood’

August 16, 2014 at 10:23 am Comments are Disabled

‘Boyhood’ by John Lyons IN 2002, director Richard Linklater cast a six-year-old boy to star alongside Ethan Hawke and Patricia Arquette in his new film. That year he got all the actors together for a week and shot the first ten minutes of the film. A year later he gathered […]

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Video/Photos: More Glamour From Last Night’s Rose Ball

Video/Photos: More Glamour From Last Night’s Rose Ball

August 16, 2014 at 10:11 am Comments are Disabled

Over 1,100 people joined the 32 Roses, their Escorts, celebrities, sponsors and guests for  the Kerrygold sponsored Rose Ball last night and TraleeToday.ie was there to capture the glamour. Among the well-known celebrities attending were Love/Hate actor Tom Vaughan Lawlor, TV Presenter Diane Banici, GAA President Liam O Neill, New York […]

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Ruth Colleran, Aoife O'Brien, Aisling Collins, Ciara Looney, Ciara Murphy at the Rose Ball in the Dome on Friday night. Photo by Dermot Crean

Video/Photos: Fun And Fashion At The Rose Ball

August 15, 2014 at 11:38 pm Comments are Disabled

THERE was some serious style on show at the Fels Point Hotel earlier tonight as guests attended a pre-dinner reception prior to the €125-a-head Rose Ball in the Dome. TraleeToday.ie was there to capture the atmosphere and our fashion columnist Orlagh Winters spoke to some of the well-known ladies there. See the […]

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Rose Ball: Video – The Dome Is Looking Well…And So Is The Menu!

Rose Ball: Video – The Dome Is Looking Well…And So Is The Menu!

August 15, 2014 at 5:28 pm Comments are Disabled

THE tables are set, the menus are in place and the Dome is ready to welcome almost 1,200 guests for the social highlight of the year in Tralee. But what exactly goes into making the Rose Ball special. TraleeToday.ie spoke to Ballyseedy native, Sharon O’Donoghue from Brook Catering about what goes into putting […]

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Maria Stack, Darina Stack, Claire Stack, Joan O'Brien and Grace Stack who went to the Nathan Carter concert at the Dome on Thursday night. Photo by Dermot Crean

Photos: Nathan Carter Rocks The Audience In The Dome

August 15, 2014 at 10:24 am Comments are Disabled

THE Roses may arrive today, but the unofficial start to the Festival was last night when Nathan Carter rocked over a thousand people in the Dome. Fresh from appearing on the stage with Daniel O’Donnell over in the INEC the previous night, the Liverpool lad belted out the hits to […]

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Strictly Mary: The Final Countdown Has Begun

Strictly Mary: The Final Countdown Has Begun

August 15, 2014 at 9:25 am 1 comment

Our Beauty Columnist, Mary O’Donnell, is taking part in this year’s Austin Stacks Strictly Come Dancing, which takes place in the Dome on August 23. Here she keeps us informed on her progress… THE final countdown has begun and so have the nerves. Rehearsals have increased: we have group ones, […]

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Pascal Power also sent this photo in from last year of himself (second from left) with John Carroll, Benny McElligott and Steven McElligott in the Town Park last year.

Festival Memories: Your Rose Photos From Years Gone By

August 14, 2014 at 12:27 pm Comments are Disabled

WE put a call out on our Facebook page recently, for readers to send in some of their photos from past festivals. While many of you are clearly shy, some of you did share some of your memories. If you would like to send your Rose photos from years gone by, please email them […]

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Festival Countdown: Mark’s All Set For His Escort Service

Festival Countdown: Mark’s All Set For His Escort Service

August 14, 2014 at 9:06 am Comments are Disabled

WHAT a week in store for Mark Sheehy. The only homegrown Rose Escort, Mark, from Blackrock, is preparing to be the perfect gentleman to a lucky Rose for the duration of the Festival and he can’t wait to get started. The 26 year old UCD Commerce student joined the 31 other escorts last […]

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Festival Countdown: Alice Pops In To Wish Festival Staff Well

Festival Countdown: Alice Pops In To Wish Festival Staff Well

August 14, 2014 at 9:03 am Comments are Disabled

FESTIVAL staff had a surprise visitor on Tuesday when the first ever Rose of Tralee popped into HQ. Wicklow resident, Alice O’Sullivan, who won the inaugural contest in 1959, visited staff at the Ashe Memorial Hall to wish them all the best for the week. “I was on my way […]

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Dr Caitlin O’Connor: How To Apply CPR

Dr Caitlin O’Connor: How To Apply CPR

August 14, 2014 at 9:03 am Comments are Disabled

Dr Caitlin O’Connor of Tralee Medical Centre, St Brendan’s Park, gives advice on applying CPR to a person suffering cardiac arrest… Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) is a first aid technique which should be administered as soon as possible to a person who has suffered a cardiac arrest (their heart has stopped […]

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Twins Sophie and Fiona Woulfe after receiving their results at Presentation school on Wednesday. Photo by Dermot Crean

Photos: Happy Faces As Students Collect Leaving Cert Results

August 13, 2014 at 3:48 pm Comments are Disabled

THERE was great excitement in schools around town on Wednesday morning as students collected their Leaving Cert results. Over in Presentation Secondary School, Principal Sheila Pontillo handed out the envelopes and wished all the girls well for the future. “We’ve very pleased with the results,” said Ms Pontillo, who revealed […]

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Zoe’s World: Put Away The Phone And Have Some Fun

Zoe’s World: Put Away The Phone And Have Some Fun

August 13, 2014 at 2:55 pm Comments are Disabled

WE are all living in the 21st century, the technology age. Everything that we do is surrounded by phones or computers. We are no longer just living; we are telling people how we live. Whether it be an innocent instagram photo or a full spiel about how you spent your […]

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TraleeToday.ie Gets 500,000 Pageviews In Less Than Four Months

TraleeToday.ie Gets 500,000 Pageviews In Less Than Four Months

August 13, 2014 at 9:09 am Comments are Disabled

TRALEETODAY.IE reached another milestone on Tuesday when we surpassed 500,000 pageviews in less than four months in operation. The number shows that more and more people are visiting the site to get their daily dose of news, sport and fun stuff from the Kingdom’s capital. The figures from Google Analytics show that 54,756 unique users […]

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Shape Up With Siobhan: The Importance Of Recovery

Shape Up With Siobhan: The Importance Of Recovery

August 13, 2014 at 9:08 am Comments are Disabled

Our fitness expert, Siobhan Sentry of Advanced Fitness Education, speaks about the importance of recovery… Recovery…. The easy bit! However it is often neglected. All too often you see clients join the gym or begin personal training wanting to do to much too soon, almost feeling guilty when they take […]

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Mona Butler, Archdeacon Susan Watterson, Susan Keating and Niall Groves looking forward to the recitals this weekend by acclaimed organist, Glen Moore. Photo by Dermot Crean

Take A Break From The Festival At Recital In St John’s Ashe Street

August 13, 2014 at 9:08 am Comments are Disabled

IF you’re looking for an oasis of calm from the crazy hustle and bustle of the Rose of Tralee festival then a visit to the 800 year old St John’s Church in Ashe Street is in order this weekend. The beautiful Church Of Ireland venue will host recitals  from organist Glen […]

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Festival Countdown: Meet The 32 Ladies Bidding For Haley’s Crown

Festival Countdown: Meet The 32 Ladies Bidding For Haley’s Crown

August 12, 2014 at 10:17 am Comments are Disabled

Y’ALL excited now? We certainly are here in TraleeToday.ie We thought that with just three days to go until the Festival begins, you’d like to meet the 32 Rose of Tralee contestants who are hoping to succeed last year’s winner, Texas Rose Haley O’Sullivan. Just click on the link here to see the […]

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Festival Countdown: Look To The Skies This Sunday!

Festival Countdown: Look To The Skies This Sunday!

August 12, 2014 at 9:58 am Comments are Disabled

ONE of the highlights of the Rose of Tralee festival for the past few years has been the spectacular Skyfest on Sunday and this year promises to be no different. SkyFest 2014 returns with a super line-up and this year organisers have made the viewing experience even better to allow spectators […]

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Festival Countdown: Which Rose Is Twinned With Your Local?

Festival Countdown: Which Rose Is Twinned With Your Local?

August 12, 2014 at 9:27 am Comments are Disabled

A TRADITION for the past number of years has been the twinning of the Roses with the various bars and hotels in the town. This year is no different with 21 businesses being twinned with the 32 Roses with some pubs catering for two contestants. There is always great fun […]

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O’Halloran’s Hurling: What Will The Semis Bring?

O’Halloran’s Hurling: What Will The Semis Bring?

August 12, 2014 at 9:27 am Comments are Disabled

Our hurling analyst, Mike O’Halloran, looks at the semi-final pairings in the Supervalu Kerry SHC… The draw for the 2014 Kerry Senior hurling Championship has pitted Lixnaw against the 2013 champions St Brendan’s Ardfert, a repeat of last year’s final. On the other side of the draw, Ballyduff take on […]

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Orlagh Winters: Criticism Of Ladies Day Events Is Unjustified

Orlagh Winters: Criticism Of Ladies Day Events Is Unjustified

August 12, 2014 at 9:26 am Comments are Disabled

SO everyone is entitled to their opinion, but Una Mullally’s attack in The Irish Times on Ladies Day events is typical of an attitude that is becoming more prevalent in the press. Mullally wrote: “…it’s not so much a celebration of style, as a judgment on a particular type of femininity. […]

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Na Gaeil GAA News

Na Gaeil GAA News

August 11, 2014 at 9:17 pm Comments are Disabled

NA GAEIL CYCLE Remember our Cycle on Saturday 30th. More information under activities. It’s that time of the year again where we ask all our cycling friends to dust down their bicycles and turn up to Na Gaeil clubhouse on Saturday August 30th at 10.30a.m. We are expecting this year’s […]

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Austin Stacks GAA Club

Austin Stacks GAA Club

August 11, 2014 at 12:31 pm Comments are Disabled

STRICTLY COME DANCING Put the date in your diary – Saturday week (23rd August) in the Festival Dome. Tickets are now on sale from Garvey’s Supervalu, the Greyhound Bar, Kevin Barry’s Rock St., the Austin Stacks Club bar and also from the ticket office at the Festival of Kerry offices. […]

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Austin Stacks Juvenile GAA News

Austin Stacks Juvenile GAA News

August 11, 2014 at 12:25 pm Comments are Disabled

PEIL FAOI 6/8/10: (i) Plenty more Sunday morning football at 11am next. (ii) More Under 6/8/10 football on Thursday at 5:45pm. FAOI 12: (i) The Under 12 Central League has started with great excitement and games will be played every Monday night. We look forward to some mighty sporting skirmishes, […]

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St Pat’s GAA/Blennerville News

St Pat’s GAA/Blennerville News

August 11, 2014 at 12:13 pm Comments are Disabled

Lotto There was no winner of last week’s jackpot of €11,800. The numbers drawn were 08, 13, 17 & 23. The five €30 consolation prizes went to David Doyle, Annagh; Annette Huggard, Glenbeigh; Denneson, The Kerries; Seamie Foley c/o Betty’s & Eileen Breen c/o Rock Street P.O. This week’s jackpot […]

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Video: Sinn Fein Keeps Up Protests Against Gaza Bombings

Video: Sinn Fein Keeps Up Protests Against Gaza Bombings

August 11, 2014 at 12:04 pm Comments are Disabled

SATURDAY last saw another gathering of people in the Square to protest against the violence in Gaza following a fresh wave of bombings at the weekend. About 100 or so took part in the Sinn Fein-organised demonstration which marched through the town.   “We’ll be out here as long as we have […]

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Video: Ask Tralee – What Are Your Favourite Festival Memories?

Video: Ask Tralee – What Are Your Favourite Festival Memories?

August 11, 2014 at 10:04 am Comments are Disabled

WHETHER it’s James Last in Austin Stack Park, James Brown on Denny Street, the old Dome tent in the Brandon Car Park or the Beat On The Street, the Festival has created some fantastic memories down the years. TraleeToday.ie’s Ryan Higgins asked some people on the streets of Tralee about their favourite […]

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Mary O'Donnell

Mary O’Donnell: When Your Skin Needs That Something Special

August 11, 2014 at 9:46 am Comments are Disabled

THIS time of the year, the skin needs a little something extra. After sun, suntan lotion and just being outdoors more, skin always looks a little sluggish and a buildup of dead cells can be responsible for a lot of this. I have a hero product for this problem and […]

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