Articles by: Dermot Crean

Mary O'Donnell

Mary O’Donnell: The Remarkable Preservation Powers Of Peat

July 28, 2014 at 12:24 pm Comments are Disabled

Click on above ad for more BILL Kenny, as a small boy, got badly burnt. His mother put him on her bike and quickly cycled to the bog where she wrapped the burns with peat. When the bandages were removed a few days later, there were no blisters, just healed skin. […]

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Austin Stacks GAA Club

Austin Stacks GAA Club

July 28, 2014 at 11:21 am Comments are Disabled

TREVOR BARRETT MEMORIAL HURLING TOURNAMENT The Trevor Barrett Memorial Hurling Tournament goes ahead in the Connolly Park and Caherslee pitches on this Bank Holiday Saturday (2nd Aug). Eight teams are participating with the first games going ahead in both pitches at 10.30am, concluding with both finals in Connolly Park at […]

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Ballymacelligott GAA Club News

Ballymacelligott GAA Club News

July 28, 2014 at 11:02 am Comments are Disabled

LOTTO The Lotto jackpot was held in Glenduff House on Monday, 21st July 2014 for a lotto jackpot of €2500. Numbers drawn were 4,24,26,28. There was no winner. Lucky Dips 1. Mark O Connor, Scart 2. Joseph Leen, Kilquane 3. Patsy Dooley, Ballymac 4. Pat Joe Barrett, c/o Tom Leen […]

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The Chef’s Table: Cooking The Perfect Steak

The Chef’s Table: Cooking The Perfect Steak

July 27, 2014 at 9:17 am Comments are Disabled

Click on above ad for more Our food columnist, ‘Just Cooking’s’ Mark Doe, on the traditional favourite – a juicy steak… Cooking the perfect steak is a lot easier than people make out. 
Okay it does take a little practice to test the degree of cooking by pressing the steak, but […]

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Taking part in the Jamie Wrenn Memorial Walk from Tralee to Castlegregory in aid of the Kerry Cancer Support Group were Sarah Flynn and Maura Hennessy from Castlegregory. Photo by Dermot Crean

Photos: Taking A Walk To Castlegregory In Jamie’s Memory

July 27, 2014 at 9:13 am Comments are Disabled

Click on above for more OVER 80 people set off from the Aqua Dome on Saturday morning for the annual Jamie Wrenn Memorial Walk to Castlegregory. The event was founded in the early 2000s by Castlegregory native, Jamie Wrenn, who died five years ago.  He wanted to give something back […]

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Roger Harty: It’s All About Attitude

Roger Harty: It’s All About Attitude

July 27, 2014 at 9:05 am Comments are Disabled

Click on above to enter a great competition IF I said to you “I don’t like your attitude” how would it make you feel? The normal reaction would be to feel a little offended or to wonder ‘who does this guy think he is’! Of course everyone’s reaction will be […]

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Chris Murray: Tax Planning For Retirement

Chris Murray: Tax Planning For Retirement

July 27, 2014 at 9:05 am Comments are Disabled

By Chris Murray WE are often approached by family run businesses with queries on retirement and in particular to Retirement Relief available. Tax planning for retirement needs to take place well in advance of the final decision to retire. Provided certain conditions are met, it is possible to dispose of […]

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VIDEO: Hundreds Protest in Tralee Against Assault On Gaza

VIDEO: Hundreds Protest in Tralee Against Assault On Gaza

July 26, 2014 at 4:53 pm Comments are Disabled

THERE was a huge turnout for a protest against the bombing of Gaza in the Square at 1pm today (Saturday). The Sinn Fein-organised demonstration saw about 300 people gather with Palestinian flags and placards protesting against the IDF bombing of civilians in Gaza which has claimed over 900 lives in the past […]

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Midnite Cafe in full flight on the stage at Kirby's Brogue Inn on Friday night. Photo by Dermot Crean

Video/Photos: Midnite Cafe Rock The Brogue With Opening Gig

July 26, 2014 at 10:31 am 1 comment

Click on above ad for more WHILE The new Brogue Inn may have opened its doors on Thursday morning, it was on Friday night that the real celebrations began with a performance by old favourites, Midnite Cafe. The bar was packed to capacity on the night for a performance by […]

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Out To Lunch: Dawson’s Doesn’t Disappoint

Out To Lunch: Dawson’s Doesn’t Disappoint

July 26, 2014 at 10:26 am Comments are Disabled

Click on above ad for more Dawson’s Restaurant The Mall (Above Heaton’s) MY attitude to Dawson’s is a bit like my attitude to the TV series, Star Trek: The Next Generation. When I was in college years ago my flatmates would insist on watching it and I’d groan ‘Oh God, […]

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"Talk to Us" Samaritans campaign was launched in the streets of Tralee on Thursday by Pat O'Connor, Director of the Kerry Branch of the Samaritans, and  Micheal O'Muircheartaigh, supported by Samartitans staff and Councillors, left Regional Publicity Officer Samaritans Majella Canty, Cllr. Norma Foley, Deputy Director Samaritand Kerry Br Joan Curtin, Director Samaritans Kerry Branch Pat O'Connor, Micheal O'Muircheartaigh, John O'Keeffe, Cllr. Teresa Ferris, Josephine Gorman, and Chairperson Samaritans Kerry branch Pauline Corridon. Photo by John Cleary.

Micheál Lends A Hand To Promote Samaritans’ Campaign

July 26, 2014 at 10:26 am Comments are Disabled

Click on above ad to enter a great competition GAA commentating legend Micheál Ó Muircheartaigh was in town on Thursday to help the Samaritans with their latest campaign. A group of representatives from the local branch joined Micheál for a photoshoot in Denny Street to bring the ‘Talk To Us’ campaign […]

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At The Omniplex: ‘How To Train Your Dragon 2’

At The Omniplex: ‘How To Train Your Dragon 2’

July 26, 2014 at 10:25 am Comments are Disabled

Click on above ad to buy tickets How To Train Your Dragon 2 By John Lyons If I had to sit down and make a list of my five favourite animated films right this second, ‘How to Train Your Dragon’ would definitely be on that list. Dreamworks really outdid themselves […]

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Strictly Mary: ‘Throws’ And Falls At The Launch

Strictly Mary: ‘Throws’ And Falls At The Launch

July 25, 2014 at 9:15 am Comments are Disabled

Click on above ad for more 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 ‘Strictly Come Dancing’ launch was great fun last Saturday. It […]

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Shape Up With Siobhan: Cardio Is Essential In Any Exercise Programme

Shape Up With Siobhan: Cardio Is Essential In Any Exercise Programme

July 24, 2014 at 11:58 am Comments are Disabled

Click on above for more Our new fitness columnist, Siobhan Sentry of Advanced Fitness Education, goes through the benefits of cardio in your exercise programme… Cardio is short for cardiovascular exercise. It is any exercise or movement that increases your heart rate and blood circulation. For many people it’s all […]

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Thumbs up from the Cotter family at the opening of the new look Kirby's Brogue Inn on Thursday morning. Included are mum and dad Kevin and Fiona, with Michéal, Eimear, Saidhbh and Caoimhe. Photo by Dermot Crean

Photos: A Look Inside The New Brogue As It Opens Its Doors

July 24, 2014 at 11:02 am 4 comments

  Click on above ad for more THE doors were flung open in The Brogue on Thursday morning as a new era began for the old dame of Rock Street. And TraleeToday.ie was there to capture the moment. Kevin Cotter, wife Fiona and their four children were present to welcome all to […]

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Rose of Tralee, Haley O’Sullivan and James O’Donoghue, the Proprietor of Oaklands Daybreak, proud sponsors of the 2014 Rose Cup with some of the youngsters who will be lining out for their clubs in this year’s competition on Saturday 16th August.

New York Team To Play In ‘Rose Cup’ During Festival

July 24, 2014 at 10:40 am Comments are Disabled

Click on the above ad for more TEAMS from Kerry, Cork and even New York will contest the Oaklands Daybreak Rose Cup Under 13 Boys Football Tournament  during the 2014 Rose of Tralee International Festival. Now in its sixth year, this competition is a prestigious event on the GAA Juvenile calendar […]

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Zoe’s World: The Frightening ‘Thinspiration’ Fad

Zoe’s World: The Frightening ‘Thinspiration’ Fad

July 24, 2014 at 8:27 am Comments are Disabled

Click on above ad for more BEING a part of the teenage world, I experience a lot of teenager issues. A lot of people know about these issues from either experiencing them in their own childhood or from experiencing them today. Drinking, drugs and peer pressure all seem to rank […]

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That’s The Morning Coffee Sorted: Brogue To Reopen Thursday At 9am

That’s The Morning Coffee Sorted: Brogue To Reopen Thursday At 9am

July 23, 2014 at 4:08 pm Comments are Disabled

THE Tralee institution that is Kirby’s Brogue Inn will re-open its doors again this Thursday morning at 9am. The famous landmark at the bottom of Rock Street will open for the first time since April 2013. Under new ownership, but continuing to have strong links with the Kirby Family, 35 people will […]

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Putting their right feet forward to get to the Kingdom were from left: Donegal Rose, Tamara Payne; Rose of Tralee, Haley O’Sullivan and Abu Dhabi Rose, Patrice McGillycuddy.
Photo by Domnick Walsh / Eye Focus LTD

Looking Forward To A Fantastic Festival Of Entertainment

July 23, 2014 at 10:29 am Comments are Disabled

  Click on above ad for more MUSIC, fashion and family fun were to the fore as Rose of Tralee, Haley O’Sullivan and a bunch of this year’s Roses were in Tralee last week to announce details of the festival entertainment line-up. The festival will feature over 80 hours of free and affordable […]

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Kerry County Council buildings in Rathass.

Wham-Bam Thank You Council: Tralee Bypass To Cost Over Double The Estimate

July 23, 2014 at 9:58 am 1 comment

Click on above ad to enter a great competition THE TRALEE bypass is now set to cost more than double the original estimate it emerged in Kerry County Council on Monday. In a presentation of the most recent audit of Kerry County Council’s finances at the July monthly meeting, it […]

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O’Halloran’s Hurling: Crotta, St Brendan’s, Causeway and Abbeydorney To Prevail

O’Halloran’s Hurling: Crotta, St Brendan’s, Causeway and Abbeydorney To Prevail

July 23, 2014 at 9:34 am Comments are Disabled

Click above ad for more Our hurling analyst, Mike O’Halloran, looks at this weekend’s matches in the Supervalu County Senior Hurling Championship… ROUND two of the Garvey’s SuperValu Kerry Senior Hurling Championship takes place in Austin Stacks Park Tralee, with two double headers on Saturday and Sunday. On Saturday at […]

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Hundreds Pay Their Respects To The Late Doreen Kenny

July 22, 2014 at 4:41 pm Comments are Disabled

TRALEE saw one of the biggest funerals in a long time on Monday and Tuesday as Doreen Kenny (nee Sheehy), Caherslee, was laid to rest. Hundreds lined up at Gleasure’s Funeral Home on Monday night to pay their respects, while similar numbers attended the funeral mass at St John’s Church […]

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Breakdancing Rose Tops Most Memorable Moments Survey

Breakdancing Rose Tops Most Memorable Moments Survey

July 22, 2014 at 12:50 pm Comments are Disabled

Click on above ad for more A SURVEY has found that the Dublin Rose break-dancing and her re-enactment of the performance with Crystal Swing were the two most unforgettable moments in the Rose of Tralee’s history. Siobheal Nic Eochaidh danced her way into people’s memories back in 2011 only to take […]

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Pictured at the launch of the Bitbuz Freedom free Wi-Fi service for Tralee town centre were Mayor of Tralee, Cllr Jim Finucane; President Tralee Chamber Alliance Padraig McGillicuddy; CEO Tralee Chamber Alliance, Kieran Ruttledge and Managing Director, Bitbuzz, Shane Deasy. Photo By  Domnick Walsh / Eye Focus LTD

Free Wi-Fi Now Available In Town Centre

July 22, 2014 at 11:47 am Comments are Disabled

Click on above ad for more LOCALS and tourists alike can now avail of free Wi-Fi in the town centre thanks to Bitbuzz Freedom. The service is now available on Denny Street, The Mall and The Square. It is an expansion of the Bitbuzz service and offers the same quality of service […]

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Mary O’Donnell: The Debate On Body Hair Rages On

Mary O’Donnell: The Debate On Body Hair Rages On

July 22, 2014 at 10:29 am Comments are Disabled

Click on above ad to enlarge HAVE you noticed the virtual epidemic of hairy selfies popping up on newsfeeds all over the social media world? Perhaps you yourself have actually posted one? Enough I say… stop it! I’m all for people making their own choices regarding hair removal but, really, I […]

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John Mitchels GAA News

John Mitchels GAA News

July 22, 2014 at 10:06 am Comments are Disabled

COUNTY LEAGUE John Mitchels 1-13 Glenbeigh/ Glencar 1-6 We came away with two very valuable points last Sunday in a match that we controlled from the start. With both teams missing players it was the Mitchels younger lads who showed their steel on the day and not to forget Alan […]

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Councillors Support Motion To End Political Church Gate Collections

Councillors Support Motion To End Political Church Gate Collections

July 22, 2014 at 9:30 am Comments are Disabled

Click on above ad for more AN INDEPENDENT councillor called on elected members of the County Council to help put an end to all political parties holding church gate collections, at the monthly meeting on Monday. “Members of the public have told me over the years that they have been […]

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An Bord Pleanala Uphold Decision To Refuse Planning For New Estate

An Bord Pleanala Uphold Decision To Refuse Planning For New Estate

July 21, 2014 at 4:23 pm Comments are Disabled

AN Bord Pleanala have upheld a decision by Kerry County Council to turn down an application to build 98 houses at Caherweesheen. O’Flynn Construction applied to build 98 houses with a crèche at Caherweesheen and Skahanagh. The development was refused planning permission by Kerry County Council, as it found the […]

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Kerry County Council buildings in Rathass.

Councillors To ‘Endeavour’ To Find Ways To Reduce Property Tax

July 21, 2014 at 4:08 pm Comments are Disabled

Click on above ad for more COUNCILLORS said they would endeavour to find ways to reduce the property tax by 15 per cent, to alleviate the burden on householders, at the monthly meeting of Kerry County Council on Monday. A motion by Sinn Fein Councillor Toireasa Ferris, called for the Council “to […]

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Kerins O’Rahilly’s GAA News

Kerins O’Rahilly’s GAA News

July 21, 2014 at 3:03 pm Comments are Disabled

Juveniles U6/8/10/Girls U10 Boys took part in their final “Go Games” blitz of the summer in John Mitchels on Thursday last. Dates for your diary: Sunday the 27th U10 blitz in Milltown. Times will be sent via text. The Kerins O’Rahillys Summer Camp will run from the 11th to the […]

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