Articles by: Dermot Crean

Tralee Chamber Alliance AGM Hears Of ‘Very Positive Year’

Tralee Chamber Alliance AGM Hears Of ‘Very Positive Year’

June 17, 2014 at 9:25 am Comments are Disabled

Click on above ad for more THE coming year will see Tralee Chamber Alliance change its focus to put more emphasis on promoting the business community in the town with a view to attracting more jobs to Tralee. The second AGM of Tralee Chamber Alliance took place on Monday at […]

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Volunteers Needed To Help Out At Rose Of Tralee

Volunteers Needed To Help Out At Rose Of Tralee

June 17, 2014 at 9:25 am Comments are Disabled

VOLUNTEERS are being sought to help co-ordinate and marshal the multitude of events planned for this year’s Rose of Tralee International Festival this August. The Rose of Tralee, Haley O’Sullivan, flew in from Texas to help recruit new personnel to join a great team of people who work tirelessly to make […]

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Under 14 Rockies enjoying the quiz night - Michael O'Gara, Dara Barry Walsh, Donagh McMahon, Niall Hurley and Niamh McMahon. Photo by Adrienne McLoughlin

Rockie Faithful Help Out Under 14s With Table Quiz

June 17, 2014 at 9:24 am Comments are Disabled

THE Austin Stacks faithful turned out in force on Friday night to help send youngsters on a trip to Mayo. The U14 Feile Family Fun Quiz was a great success in Connolly Park, well attended by the young footballers and their families who will be travelling to Mayo in two weeks […]

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Helen Burns: Communication Is The Response You Get

Helen Burns: Communication Is The Response You Get

June 17, 2014 at 9:24 am Comments are Disabled

Helen Burns, a certified Business Coach with ActionCOACH, the World’s #1 Business Coaching Franchise, gives advice on communicating with employees… I WAS speaking to a business owner last week and he relayed a big frustration to me; “I cannot seem to get my team to do what I want them to […]

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Is Your Estate Worthy Of A Tidy Tralee Prize?

Is Your Estate Worthy Of A Tidy Tralee Prize?

June 16, 2014 at 12:09 pm 1 comment

IS your estate worthy of a Tidy Tralee award? That’s the question the people at Tidy Tralee Together are asking of estates, homes and businesses as they invite entries for this year’s competition. Criteria and applications forms are now available from traleetidytowns@gmail.com and must be returned by email by Monday, July 14 […]

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Kelliher’s Sponsors Under 13 Football Championship

Kelliher’s Sponsors Under 13 Football Championship

June 16, 2014 at 11:40 am Comments are Disabled

KELLIHER’s Mills Farm, Garden & Pet Supplies of Boyle Business Park, Clash, Tralee are sponsors of this year’s Coiste Thra Li Under 13 Football Championship. This competition will take place in early July, after the Under 12 competition has concluded. A cheque was presented by Edward Kelliher of Kellihers Mills […]

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Great Night For Tralee People At AIMS Awards

Great Night For Tralee People At AIMS Awards

June 16, 2014 at 10:55 am Comments are Disabled

Click on above ad for more IT was a great night for the Hurley and Landers families on Saturday as they picked up awards at a ceremony in Killarney. The annual Association of Irish Musical Societies (AIMS) Awards took place in the INEC and were attended by just under 1,100 people representing societies throughout […]

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Paul and Caroline O'Sullivan with their three children, Louise, Erin and Megan at their home in Gort na Greine. Photo by Dermot Crean

“Érin’s Just A Normal Seven-Year-Old Girl…But With Limitations”

June 16, 2014 at 9:43 am Comments are Disabled

By Dermot Crean YOUNG Érin O’Sullivan looks like an ordinary, fun-loving seven year old girl who enjoys school and playing with her sisters, Louise and Megan at her home in Gort Na Greine near Gallowsfield. But for Érin, life isn’t always ordinary and easy-going. She suffers from a condition, Ataxia-Telangiectasia (A-T), […]

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World Cup Tips: French Fancy And An Argentinian Walkover On The Cards

World Cup Tips: French Fancy And An Argentinian Walkover On The Cards

June 15, 2014 at 11:52 am Comments are Disabled

Not a good day for our tips on Saturday. We were right about Colombia beating Greece – though not about the score – but Uruguay’s shock defeat and England succumbing to Italian guile left us with a beaten docket. We’ll have better luck today though… hopefully. Switzerland V Ecuador 5pm Ottmar Hitzfeld’s […]

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At the launch of the Ballyheigue Summer Festival on Ballyheigue Stand on Friday were  members of the Organising Committee, from left Michael Leane, Brendan Kenny, Clr. John Brassil, (Mayor of Kerry and Chairman of the Ballyheigue Summer Festival), Laura Dineen, John Healy, Mike Nilsson and Fiona Moriarty, with front, Model Kinga Granau. The 12th annual Ballyheigue Summer Festival is on from Sunday 6th to Sunday 13th of July. This year’s programme is packed with lots of fun for everyone of every age, including Ball Roll, Pig Racing, Fashion Show, Human Drag Racing, live music at the Festival Marquee, plus lots more.  For more information, and a full programme of events, visit their Facebook page Ballyheigue Summerfest, or website www.ballyheigue.ie . Most events are FREE. Photo Credit. Pawel Nowak

A Brilliant Ballyheigue Festival Is On The Way

June 15, 2014 at 9:39 am Comments are Disabled

A FANTASTIC family fun festival will take place in Ballyheigue next month with loads of free entertainment and a fashion show extravaganza. The 12th annual Ballyheigue Summer Festival takes place from Sunday, July 6 to Sunday, July 13. This year’s programme is packed with lots of fun for everyone of […]

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Out To Lunch: Dining Al Fresco In The Sunny Square

Out To Lunch: Dining Al Fresco In The Sunny Square

June 15, 2014 at 9:05 am Comments are Disabled

Click on ad for much more Nightjar The Square YOU know, when we get the weather there’s no place like home. I walked into the Square on Thursday afternoon to a drumming exhibition from a local school who entertained shoppers and al fresco diners from nearby cafes. It really did have […]

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Outgoing President of Tralee Rotary Club, John Moriarty (second left) hands over the chain of office to incoming President, Derry O'Sullivan, at the Rotary Club dinner at Ballyseedy Castle Hotel on Friday night. Also included in front is Sinead Moriarty (left) and Brigeen O'Sullivan (right) and Tralee Rotary Club members. Photo by Dermot Crean

New President Takes The Reins At Tralee Rotary Club

June 15, 2014 at 9:02 am Comments are Disabled

THE annual Tralee Rotary Club dinner took place at Ballyseedy Castle Hotel on Friday night which saw a new President take the chain of office. John Moriarty’s final official function as President of the Rotary Club was to hand over the chain of office to incoming President elect for 2014/2015 Derry […]

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Roger Harty: Let’s Make Sense

Roger Harty: Let’s Make Sense

June 15, 2014 at 9:00 am Comments are Disabled

TRULY living in ‘The Now’ is a most wondrous and rewarding way to live life. It might sound strange to speak the obvious to people, but the only time you can truly live is Now. Have you ever managed to live five minutes ago or in five minutes time? It is […]

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Niall Hobbert: A Healthy Body Can Help Towards A Healthy Mind

Niall Hobbert: A Healthy Body Can Help Towards A Healthy Mind

June 14, 2014 at 10:23 am Comments are Disabled

FINALLY the sun has decided to tog out for Kerry. Long overdue if I may say. There’s nothing like getting up early to open up at 6.30am and the sun is there to greet you. It’s a brilliant feeling and you start the day with a smile on your face. […]

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Movie Review: Angelina Can’t Save This Fairytale Flop

Movie Review: Angelina Can’t Save This Fairytale Flop

June 14, 2014 at 10:21 am Comments are Disabled

  Maleficent By John Lyons EVEN though Angelina Jolie is one of the biggest movie stars in the world, she’s been out of the spotlight since she starred in Salt and The Tourist in 2010. She’s since directed two films, 2011’s in the Land of Blood and Honey, and Unbroken […]

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VIDEO: Shane Arrives In Tralee After 11th Marathon In 11 Days

VIDEO: Shane Arrives In Tralee After 11th Marathon In 11 Days

June 14, 2014 at 10:20 am Comments are Disabled

A DINGLE man who is expected to complete the remarkable achievement of 12 marathons in 12 days on Saturday afternoon, finished his 11th in Tralee on Friday. Shane Finn has been running since Tuesday, June 3 when he set off from the Phoenix Park in Dublin and has made his […]

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Fine Gael Cllr Is First Mayor Of Tralee Municipal District

Fine Gael Cllr Is First Mayor Of Tralee Municipal District

June 13, 2014 at 12:01 pm 2 comments

FINE Gael councillor Jim Finucane said he was honoured to be the first Mayor of the Tralee Municipal District of Kerry County Council. Cllr Finucane was elected Mayor at the first meeting of the District on Friday morning. He was proposed for the position by Cllr Terry O’Brien (Lab) and […]

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Fantastic Five Take Part In Special Olympics Events

Fantastic Five Take Part In Special Olympics Events

June 13, 2014 at 9:44 am 1 comment

By Danielle Courtney FIVE very excited athletes set off bright and early on Thursday morning to represent Munster in the 100m, 500m and Shot-put in the All Ireland Special Olympics Games 2014 in Limerick. Hugh O’Brien, Liam Purcell, Maurice Moriarty, Eoin O’Sullivan and Christopher Courtney all had their new Munster red […]

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Dr Caitlin O’Connor: Tackling The Obesity Problem

Dr Caitlin O’Connor: Tackling The Obesity Problem

June 13, 2014 at 8:41 am Comments are Disabled

Dr Caitlin O’Connor of Tralee Medical Centre, St Brendan’s Park, offers advice on getting your weight under control An obese person is 20% or more heavier than their ideal weight. 30% of women aged 51-64 years and 13.3% of men aged 18-35 are obese. Obesity levels increased by 67% in Ireland in […]

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VIDEO: School Drumming Session Livens Up The Square

VIDEO: School Drumming Session Livens Up The Square

June 13, 2014 at 8:37 am Comments are Disabled

LUNCHTIME in the Square was sunny enough on Thursday, but the pupils from a local school managed to brighten it up even further with a drumming exhibition. The pupils from St Ita’s and St Joseph’s School in Balloonagh were joined by teachers and class-room assistants in a lunchtime show where […]

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Brookfield College To Have New Home By September

Brookfield College To Have New Home By September

June 13, 2014 at 8:37 am Comments are Disabled

Click on ad above for more BROOKFIELD College students will be moving to a new school come September if all work is completed on schedule according to the Principal Elisha Dowling. Their new home will be at the large, modern structure at the entrance to Monavalley Industrial Estate which has […]

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Ten ‘Expert’ Betting Tips For The World Cup

Ten ‘Expert’ Betting Tips For The World Cup

June 12, 2014 at 5:44 pm Comments are Disabled

THE World Cup is here and no doubt many of you have been stroking your chins wondering how can you make a bit of money out of it. Never fear because the ‘expert’ tipsters at Traleetoday.ie have the bets of the competition. 1. England not to qualify out of their group 6/4. Our nearest […]

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VIDEO: Park Youngsters Rise To Our ‘Crossbar Challenge’

VIDEO: Park Youngsters Rise To Our ‘Crossbar Challenge’

June 12, 2014 at 12:38 pm Comments are Disabled

WE’VE gone soccer mad this June on TraleeToday.ie and to show off the talent we have in this town, we’ve started our own ‘Crossbar Challenge’ to test the local clubs on their shooting skills. First up are members of the St Brendan’s Park U16/17 teams and what a start they’ve […]

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Finbarr Griffin at home in St Brendans Park

‘I Feel Ostracised From Society’ Says Crohn’s Sufferer

June 12, 2014 at 11:13 am 1 comment

By Gavin O’Connor A TRALEE man who has felt ostracised from society in the past because of suffering from Crohn’s Disease, has started his own Facebook page and blog to act as a support network for fellow sufferers and to break down the stigma surrounding the condition. Finbarr Griffin of St Brendan’s Park, who […]

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Tidy Towns: ‘We Need More Help To Keep Our Gold’

Tidy Towns: ‘We Need More Help To Keep Our Gold’

June 12, 2014 at 10:26 am Comments are Disabled

A CALL has gone out for volunteers to help out in the Tidy Towns effort as there are fears Tralee could lose its Gold Medal Status. At this month’s meeting of Tralee Tidy Towns committee, it was decided to ask the public for help in getting the town into shape […]

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Does Your Local Pharmacist Deserve An Award?

Does Your Local Pharmacist Deserve An Award?

June 12, 2014 at 9:46 am Comments are Disabled

  IS your local pharmacist deserving of a national award? That’s the question healthcare software solutions company, Helix Health, is asking, as it calls on the people of Tralee to nominate local pharmacists in the ‘Patient Nominated’ category ahead of the 2014 Pharmacist Awards. The call for Kerry people to nominate […]

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Brendan Culloty of Hugh Culloty Expert, The Mall with a Panasonic 50'' Smart TV. Photo by Dermot Crean

TV Dealers Fail To Score Big For World Cup

June 12, 2014 at 9:43 am Comments are Disabled

  Click on above ad for more WHILE most sports fans are salivating at the prospect of a month of football on the box, the explosion of TV sales never materialised this year according to local and national retailers. The World Cup normally signals a rush to get the biggest, flattest and […]

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Mary Harkin, Go for Life Programme Manager with Mossy Kelleher accepting his 'Spirit of the Games Award' from Tony McCarthy, members of the Go for Life Steering Committee.

Mossy’s In Great Spirits After Winning Award

June 11, 2014 at 12:18 pm Comments are Disabled

A TRALEE man has won the ‘Spirit of the Games Award’ at the Go for Life Games in Dublin at the weekend. Mossy Kelleher, from Oakpark, a member of the Kerry team, was the winner of the award where 300 older people from 17 counties celebrated sport at Dublin City University on Saturday June […]

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Tara O'Halloran, with her award.

Tara Mines A Prestigious International Beauty Industry Award

June 11, 2014 at 11:47 am Comments are Disabled

A TRALEE-BASED tutor has won a prestigious international award at a ceremony in the UK. Tara O’Halloran, Kerry ETB Training Centre Beauty Therapy Instructor, won International Tutor of the Year Award in a competition involving 37 countries and organised by the major industry and international accreditation bodies BABTAC and CIBTAC. Tara, originally […]

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Ivan Maher outside his new 'Official' store in Lower Castle Street, Tralee. Photo by Dermot Crean

It’s Official: New Men’s Fashion Store Opens In Town

June 11, 2014 at 11:17 am Comments are Disabled

TWO new jobs have been created with the opening of a new men’s clothing shop in town. Ivan Maher of Marian Park is the man behind ‘Official’ on Lower Castle Street at the site of the old Swamp outlet. “We opened on Friday and trading was good while Saturday was […]

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