Articles by: Dermot Crean

Tralee Municipal District Awards Recipients Revealed

Tralee Municipal District Awards Recipients Revealed

January 9, 2018 at 2:14 pm 0 comments

AN awards ceremony will take place this week to honour people who have made a significant contribution to the local community and for their achievements. Tralee Soup Kitchen, Kerry Diocesan Youth Service (KDYS), young boxer Patrick McCarthy and Dr Rizwan Khan will all receive Tralee Municipal District awards at the […]

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Doubts Over Ryanair’s Kerry To Faro Route This Summer

January 9, 2018 at 1:18 pm 0 comments

IT’S looking unlikely that the Kerry to Faro route operated by Ryanair will be running this summer. A member of the public contacted the airline yesterday enquiring about the service to Faro and they were informed via direct message on Twitter that “this route will not be operating I am […]

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Don O’Neill’s Designs Worn On Golden Globes Red Carpet

Don O’Neill’s Designs Worn On Golden Globes Red Carpet

January 9, 2018 at 12:03 pm 0 comments

THE movie awards season has arrived and that means a focus on the Red Carpet for fashion fans. As usual there’s a Kerry interest thanks to Ballyheigue native, Don O’Neill, who saw his THEIA designs worn by celebrities at the Golden Globes on Sunday night. THEIA gowns were worn by […]

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Councillor Confirms He Will Put Name Forward At Fianna Fáil Convention

Councillor Confirms He Will Put Name Forward At Fianna Fáil Convention

January 9, 2018 at 11:29 am 0 comments

KERRY County Councillor Michael Cahill has confirmed that he will be a candidate at the upcoming Fianna Fail Convention to contest the next General Election. The Rossbeigh man said he had every confidence in the Party Membership in Kerry and that he believed they would select the most worthy and […]

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How Twitter Reacted To RTE’s ‘Micko’ Documentary

How Twitter Reacted To RTE’s ‘Micko’ Documentary

January 9, 2018 at 10:32 am Comments are Disabled

RTE screened ‘Micko’ last night profiling the life of the legendary GAA man from Waterville. It was a hugely entertaining programme capturing the magic of Mick O’Dwyer and the public’s reaction was overwhelmingly positive judging by Twitter as you can see below. I was genuinely excited about performing in front […]

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Ballymacelligott GAA Club News

Ballymacelligott GAA Club News

January 8, 2018 at 4:30 pm Comments are Disabled

Ballymac Strictly Love Dancing 2018 Its our favourite time of year again in Ballymac when our talented and hardworking dancers take to the floor and dance their hearts out for the chance to be crowned winners in the 2018 Strictly Come Dancing. The dancers rehearsals are well underway and this […]

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St Pats

St Pats GAA Club News

January 8, 2018 at 4:27 pm Comments are Disabled

Lotto There was no winner of our Club Lotto Jackpot on Sunday night last. The numbers drawn were 03, 09, 14 & 26. The five €30 consolation prizes went to JJ Murphy Derrymore, Tommy Brosnan Lohercannon, Ann Jones Tonevane, Joan Devane Blennerville and Bertie Flynn c/o Mike Sugrue. Next week’s Lotto will […]

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Austin Stacks

Austin Stacks GAA Club News

January 8, 2018 at 4:16 pm Comments are Disabled

DEATH OF BRENDAN BREEN: All in the Club were saddened to learn of the death of Brendan Breen last week. Brendan was one of the great team mentors, especially at Juvenile level, during the eighties and nineties. His sons Declan, Enda and Ger played with the Club and today Brendan’s grand […]

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Kerins O’Rahillys GAA Club News

Kerins O’Rahillys GAA Club News

January 8, 2018 at 4:11 pm Comments are Disabled

Seniors: The senior team and management have been busy for past couple of weeks planning for the year ahead with a number of pitch and indoor sessions having taken place. Though conditions are far from ideal, players have been relishing the opportunity to shake off the winter cobwebs and getting […]

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John Mitchels GAA Club News

John Mitchels GAA Club News

January 8, 2018 at 4:07 pm Comments are Disabled

Annual General Meeting: Please note that John Mitchels Annual General Meeting will take place at  2.00 p.m. Saturday January 27th 2018  in Chamfers, John Joe Sheehy Road Nominations and Motions to be sent to  Club Secretary, Ballyseedy, Tralee by 6.00 p.m. Monday January 15th 2018 St Brendan’s Board Senior Football […]

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Na Gaeil Léiriú Group that were crowned Munster Scór na nÓg Champions in Ovens, Co. Cork on Sunday. Front Row: Liam Óg Kingston, Dearbhla Quirke, Chairperson of Munster Council Gerry O’Sullivan, Emily Crowe, Joshua Roche. Back Row: Barry Sugrue, Isabelle Crowe, Chairperson of Scór Munster Council Tom Herlihy, Aoife & Aine O’Sullivan

Na Gaeil GAA Club News

January 8, 2018 at 4:01 pm Comments are Disabled

Scór na nÓg Munster Champions    Congratulations to our very talented Léiriú Group who were this evening crowned  undisputed Munster champions following a faultless performance of the hilarious Mary Quirke penned “THE IRISH MAMMY” in Ovens, Cork against stiff opposition from Cork, Tipperary and Limerick. Their performance was in a league of […]

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Tralee Parnells GAA Club News

Tralee Parnells GAA Club News

January 8, 2018 at 3:54 pm Comments are Disabled

Roundup of Boys Teams 2017: This week we have a summary of team news including Under 6 Mixed, Under 8 boys, Under 10 Boys, Under 12/11 boys, Under 14 boys, Under 16/Minor boys.  At the AGM 2017 a detailed report of all on field activities was giving by the secretary […]

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Milltown/Castlemaine GAA Club News

Milltown/Castlemaine GAA Club News

January 8, 2018 at 3:47 pm Comments are Disabled

Good Luck: All the best to our club members who returned to school and college this week- especially those sitting exams. Fundraising Lotto: Would you like to wake up next week with a few extra euro – even €17,800 extra ?!! Well then- If you’re shopping or socialising in the […]

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Ogie Sheehy presenting the cheque to members of The Bon Secours Hospital Tralee.

Tralee Company Makes Donations After ‘Tour de ViClarity’ Fundraiser

January 8, 2018 at 11:43 am Comments are Disabled

BOTH Kerry Cancer Support and the Bon Secours Tralee Sudan Appeal received donations from a Tralee company recently. ViClarity staff crossed the finish line during their “Tour de ViClarity” fundraiser which had them taking turns on the office exercise bike to keep it moving continuously for the full 40 hour […]

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Number Of Jobless Rises Again In Tralee

Number Of Jobless Rises Again In Tralee

January 8, 2018 at 11:03 am Comments are Disabled

TRALEE’S jobless figure rose by 44 in December on the previous month with 3,936 people now signing on the Live Register, according to the latest data from the Central Statistics Office. Killarney had the biggest increase as the county saw the number of unemployed increase by 4.6% on November’s figure. It’s […]

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Na Gaeil Leiriú Group of Aoife O'Sullivan, Joshua Roche, Isabel Crowe, Áine O'Sullivan, Liam Óg Kingston, Emily Crowe, Dearbhla Quirke and Barry Sugrue who won the Munster semi Final of Scór na nÓg in Ovens , Co. Cork on Sunday.

Na Gaeil Group Wins Scór Munster Title

January 8, 2018 at 10:35 am Comments are Disabled

A TRALEE team won top honours at the Munster Finals of Scór na Mumhan held in the Ionad Pobail, Ovens, Co. Cork yesterday. It was a fantastic evening for Muintir Scór Chiarraí with victories by the Spá Set Dancers (East Kerry) and Na Gaeil (Greater Tralee Area) in Léiriú. They, as […]

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Marian Teahan, Bláthín Griffin, Denise McKenzie and Kinga Grunau at the CH Chemists Christmasn Party in The Imperial Hotel on Saturday night. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: A Belated Christmas Party For CH Chemists Staff

January 8, 2018 at 10:08 am Comments are Disabled

WHILE most other businesses and organisations were out partying in December, the staff at CH Chemists were flat out taking care of customers for Christmas. Saturday night then was a chance to reward the staff with a fun Christmas party in The Imperial Hotel. There was cocktails, food, fun and, […]

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Sarah Collins, Aedemar O'Regan, Eilish Hayes and Sharon Hayes at the fundraising coffee morning in The Meadowlands Hotel on Saturday. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Great Turnout For Aedemar’s Fundraising Coffee Morning

January 8, 2018 at 10:08 am Comments are Disabled

A COFFEE morning in The Meadowlands Hotel, hosted by a Tralee woman to raise funds to help children living on the streets of Calcutta, was a big success on Saturday morning. Aedemar O’Regan, from Oakpark, is a teacher in St Francis’ School in Rochestown, Co. Cork, and  is travelling with […]

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WATCH: Clip Of Kerryman Playing Football With Storm Eleanor Goes Viral

WATCH: Clip Of Kerryman Playing Football With Storm Eleanor Goes Viral

January 8, 2018 at 10:02 am Comments are Disabled

YOU’VE probably seen this over the weekend but if you missed it then have a look. Éanna O’Connor was home in south Kerry for Christmas from Kildare — where he works as a teacher — and decided to keep up the football practice despite Storm Eleanor raging outside. The footballer, […]

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Action from the game. Photo by Mike O'Halloran

REPORT/PHOTOS: Kerry Can Take Heart From Second Half Performance

January 7, 2018 at 9:08 pm Comments are Disabled

Mike O’Halloran was in the Gaelic Grounds to see Kerry take on Limerick today in the  Munster Senior Hurling League… Limerick 3-19 Kerry 1-15 Another great second half display by Kerry hurlers of this Munster Hurling League game played in freezing conditions in the Gaelic Grounds. It did not look […]

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Front from left; Deirdre O'Connor, Karena Slattery, Aisling Sheehan and Teresa Horgan. Back from left; Olivia O'Shea, Catriona Ni Dhomhnall, Gemma O'Connell, Ciara Curtin and Ciara Rogers celebrating Women's Christmas in Benner's Hotel on Saturday night. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Women’s Christmas Celebrated All Over Town

January 7, 2018 at 11:16 am Comments are Disabled

THE final fling of the festive season took place last night as ladies hit the town for Women’s Christmas. Traditionally signalling the end of Christmas, the hotels and restaurants were packed out all over town as families and groups of friends enjoyed a night out. We travelled around to Kirby’s […]

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Sarah Benner, Barbara Higgins, Jacqueline Higgins and Laura Burke at Rebecca Shortt's 'Beautiful Favourites' Skincare and Make-Up Demo in Benner's Hotel on Saturday evening. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Rebecca Shares Her ‘Beautiful Favourites’ In Benner’s

January 7, 2018 at 11:15 am Comments are Disabled

A LOCAL make-up artist held a skincare and make-up event at Benner’s Hotel on Saturday evening. There was a great turnout for Rebecca Shortt’s ‘Beautiful Favourites’ event — sponsored by Blank Canvas Cosmetics — where guests enjoyed prosecco and canapés on arrival followed by make-up and skincare demos and the […]

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PHOTOS: #Tralee On Social Media This Week

PHOTOS: #Tralee On Social Media This Week

January 7, 2018 at 11:14 am Comments are Disabled

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)… Getting the new year off to a healthy start… Doing […]

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Roger Harty: Smile, It’s Good For You

Roger Harty: Smile, It’s Good For You

January 7, 2018 at 11:13 am Comments are Disabled

IF we want to get on in life, which I’m sure any rational thinking person does, then it is very obvious that we should do things that are of benefit to us. Yes, I know I’m being a little pedantic when I say we should exercise daily, watch what we […]

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Shay Walsh, Hannah Lenihan, Lauren Griffin, Tom Houston, Niamh O'Sullivan and Shane McElligott at the Mercy Mounthawk Students' Debs Ball at Ballyroe Heights Hotel on Thursday night. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: More Glamour From The Mercy Mounthawk Students’ Debs Ball (Part 2)

January 6, 2018 at 9:32 am Comments are Disabled

YESTERDAY we brought coverage of the Mercy Mounthawk Students Debs Ball at the Ballyroe Heights Hotel (click here for previous photos). The style and glamour was only stunning at the event which drew around 300 teenagers. Here’s the second part of our photos taken at the start of the night…

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Expect Traffic Delays In This Area Of Town Over The Next Seven Weeks

Expect Traffic Delays In This Area Of Town Over The Next Seven Weeks

January 6, 2018 at 9:32 am Comments are Disabled

TAKE heed of this notice from Kerry County Council if you’re passing on these roads in the next number of weeks. The Council have notified the public that, to accommodate the laying of a new watermain in Lower Oakpark and Brewery Road in Tralee, there will be traffic management in […]

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The captain David Clifford and manager Peter Keane at the Kerry minor team homecoming at Fitzgerald Stadium in Killarney on Monday. Photo by Dermot Crean

Stars To Come Out For Kerry GAA Supporters Social

January 6, 2018 at 9:31 am Comments are Disabled

WITH the line-up of special guests due to attend, the Kerry GAA Supporters Club’s 28th annual social is sure to be another great night out for the Kingdom faithful. It will take place on Saturday, January 27, in Ballygarry House Hotel at 7.30pm. The special guests on the night are […]

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McCann At The Movies: ‘Molly’s Game’ Is A Solid Directorial Debut From Aaron Sorkin

January 6, 2018 at 9:31 am Comments are Disabled

Our movie guy, John McCann, says audiences will appreciated the solid if unspectacular directorial debut for Aaron Sorkin with ‘Molly’s Game’… The beginning of the calendar year is usually the best time to head to your local cinema to catch the solid, steady flow of award favourites and quality features […]

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Know Your Rights: Income Tax Bands And Rates

January 6, 2018 at 9:31 am Comments are Disabled

Know Your Rights has been compiled by Kerry Citizens Information Service which provides a free and confidential service to the public… Question: I’m a PAYE worker. What income tax will I pay in 2018? Answer: Changes to income tax bands were announced as part of Budget 2018. The amount of tax that […]

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Kerry's Colm Harty on the ball in the Allianz National League Division 1b match against Limerick. Photo by Gavin O'Connor.

PREVIEW: A Chance To Experiment For Kerry Hurling Management

January 6, 2018 at 9:30 am Comments are Disabled

Mike O’Halloran looks at how Kerry will line out in their Munster Senior Hurling League tie tomorrow against Limerick at the Gaelic Grounds… There are a number of changes from the side that challenged Clare last week, both personnel and positional. Kerry were defeated in that game but the scoreline […]

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