Articles by: Dermot Crean

Head girls Katie Ahern and Aoife O’Sullivan with Nikki Bradley.

Range Of Events For Mental Health Week At Presentation

March 14, 2017 at 2:10 pm 0 comments

MENTAL Health Week 2017 took place in Presentation Secondary School Tralee last week. An excellent and diverse range of diverse of activities took place for all year groups during the week – all coordinated by the Student Representative Council. School Principal, Mary O’Keeffe and Head girls, Aoife O’Sullivan and Katie […]

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taking part in the St Patrick's Day parade. Photo by Dermot Crean

The St Patrick’s Day Parade Won’t Finish In Denny Street This Year

March 14, 2017 at 12:56 pm 0 comments

THE route for this year’s St Patrick’s Day parade will be slightly different this year. Owing to the road works on Denny Street and The Mall, the route at the end of the Tralee St Patrick’s Day Parade has to change. The parade will start, as always, at John Joe Sheehy Road […]

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Murt Murphy’s Tips For Day One Of Cheltenham

Murt Murphy’s Tips For Day One Of Cheltenham

March 14, 2017 at 12:15 pm 0 comments

This week is like Christmas for racing fans, so sports journalist, Murt Murphy, is hoping to give gifts to punters with his top choices for Day One of the Cheltenham Festival… In the 1.30pm opener I’ll go for Willie Mullins’ Melon. Willie reckons he is very good, although he has only run once over […]

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At the tree planting at the Kerry Scout Hall on Saturday morning was Karolis Streimikis of Applegreen. Standing; Gavin Mulvihill, Maura and Grainne O'Donnell, Alusin Jah, Ryan and Sean O'Donnell. Photo by Dermot Crean

Applegreen Helps With Local Scout Group’s Tree Planting

March 14, 2017 at 10:50 am 0 comments

THE 1st Kerry Scouts Tralee in association with Applegreen planted a tree for National Tree Day on Saturday at their HQ on Matt Talbot Road. Applegreen has come on board to sponsor the local Scout Group, which is much appreciated by the local scouts “We are very honoured that they […]

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Jack O'Connor on the sideline. Photo by Dermot Crean

Kerry U21 Team To Face Waterford Named

March 13, 2017 at 8:23 pm 0 comments

JACK O’Connor has decided to stick with the same 15 who started against Clare for their U21  Munster Championship Semi Final this week. The Kerry Under 21s play Waterford at Fraher Field Dungarvan on Wednesday evening at 7:30pm. The team, captained by Brian Sugrue of Renard is as follows:       1. Shane […]

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Action from the Irish TV Tralee Warriors Match against Swords Thunder in The Complex. Photo by Gavin O'Connor.

Warriors Win On The Double In Monthly Awards

March 13, 2017 at 4:35 pm 0 comments

GARVEY’S Tralee Warriors were on fire last month and this has been recognised with both the Men’s Super League Player of the Month and the Men’s Super League Coach of the Month titles for the month of February. Head Coach Mark Bernsen won Coach of the Month for February after Tralee continued an unbeaten run […]

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Zoe O'Carroll, Sarah Thornton, Maureen McCarthy and Kayleigh Murphy of Brush N Blush, at the Connect Kerry Hair and Beauty Awards at The Rose Hotel on Sunday afternoon. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: More Style From The Connect Hair And Beauty Awards

March 13, 2017 at 3:37 pm 0 comments

EARLIER we brought you the winners of the Connect Kerry Hair and Beauty Awards in the Rose Hotel (click here for previous story and images). It was glamorous occasion with no shortage of style and amazing hair and make-up as you’d expect from guests who are experts in their field. […]

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Gardaí Investigate Assault On Man At Killerisk/Manor West

March 13, 2017 at 3:09 pm 0 comments

GARDAI are asking for the public’s assistance in relation to an assault which occurred last week. A man had just left a taxi outside the Kingscourt Apartment Complex in Manor West on Thursday night/Friday morning, when he was assaulted at 3.30am. He suffered injuries and was moved to Cork University Hospital. Gardaí are […]

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International Sports Stars For Event At Siamsa Tíre This Month

International Sports Stars For Event At Siamsa Tíre This Month

March 13, 2017 at 2:17 pm 0 comments

FORMER Irish rugby international Keith Wood and Kerry senior football team boss Eamonn Fitzmaurice are among the high-profile figures from the world of local, national and international sport who will attend a series of panel discussions on recreation and sport at the launch of the new five-year strategy of the Kerry […]

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Katie Slattery, Indre Bunikyte, Emer Kemple, Jamie Louise Bowler, Claire O'Sullivan and Sandra Coffey of Sean Taaffe, Tralee, at the Connect Kerry Hair and Beauty Awards at The Rose Hotel on Sunday afternoon. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: An Afternoon Of Glamour At Connect Hair And Beauty Awards (Part 1)

March 13, 2017 at 12:48 pm 0 comments

OVER 250 people from the hair and beauty industry in Kerry gathered at The Rose Hotel on Sunday afternoon for an afternoon of fun, style and awards. The inaugural Connect Kerry Hair and Beauty Awards garnered huge interest over the past couple of months with thousands of votes cast for […]

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PHOTO GALLERY: Kerry v Galway At Austin Stack Park

PHOTO GALLERY: Kerry v Galway At Austin Stack Park

March 13, 2017 at 11:03 am 0 comments

  IT may have been a 13 point defeat (0-12 to 1-22) but there was certainly no shame in Kerry’s loss to Galway on Sunday in the home side’s penultimate Allianz Hurling League Division 1B game of the season. Kerry will now prepare for a showdown with Offaly on March […]

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At a special evening in Allo’s Bar & Bistro in Listowel recently, North Kerry’s new Tourism Ambassadors were presented with Certificates by the Listowel Municipal District Deputy Cathaoirleach, Cllr Mike Kennelly, for completion of the very first Tourism Ambassador Programme in Kerry. Fiona Monaghan Failte Ireland,
David Griffin, Pods Ireland
Cllr Dianne Nolan
Eibhlís Hanrahan, Ballylongford Tidy Towns
Cara Trant, Seanchaí Kerry Writers Museum
Siobhan King Failte Ireland
Helen Mullane, Allo's Bar & Bistro
Abbey Murphy, Kerry County Council
Andy Smith, Kerry County Council
Fergus Dunne, I.T. Tralee
Jason Doherty, Ballybunion Prints
Cllr Mike Kennelly
Joan McCarthy, Kerry County Council
Valerie Pickett, Lartigue Monorail & Museum
Cllr Jerry Moloney
Dan Cooke, Ballybunion Tourist Office
Martina Madden, White Sands Hotel
Michelle Culloo, Kerry County Council
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At a special evening in Allo’s Bar & Bistro in Listowel recently, North Kerry’s new Tourism Ambassadors were presented with Certificates by the Listowel Municipal District Deputy Cathaoirleach, Cllr Mike Kennelly, for completion of the very first Tourism Ambassador Programme in Kerry. 
This initiative was developed by Kerry County Council’s Tourism Unit in association with the Institute of Technology in Tralee and the Destination Kerry Tourism Forum. 
The Programme invited participants from a broad range of tourism businesses and organisations to complete a course which covered an overview of tourism in North Kerry, the value and importance of tourism to the region and ensuring our visitors stay longer in the area and leave with memorable experiences.   
Lecturers from  IT Tralee’s Hotel, Culinary & Tourism Department delivered the two-night course with participants from the following businesses/organisations attending: Moriarty's Centra & Post Office in Ballyheigue, Ballybunion Golf Club, Lartigue Monorail & Museum, Pods Ireland in Asdee, Ballybunion Tourist Office, Ballybunion Health & Leisure Centre, The Seanchaí Kerry Writers Museum, Ballybunion Prints and Ballybunion Sand Art, Listowel Arms Hotel, Ballylongford Tidy Towns, Allo's Bar & Bistro and the White Sands Hotel in Ballyheigue.   
Failte Ireland were represented on the evening by Fiona Monaghan, Head of Wild Atlantic Way and Siobhan King, Client Services Officer for North Kerry and both spoke highly of the initiative.
Joan McCarthy, Head of Tourism Development, Kerry County Council spoke on the 'spirit of collaboration that is vital if we are to succeed in keeping our visitors in the area by slowing the visitor down and everyone taking responsibility for putting North Kerry on the visitor map' and confirmed that the Programme will be rolled out to other parts of the county.

New Tourism Ambassadors For North Kerry

March 13, 2017 at 10:24 am 0 comments

THIRTEEN new Tourism Ambassadors for north Kerry have been presented with certificates by the Listowel Municipal District Leas-Cathaoirleach, Cllr Mike Kennelly, upon their completion of the very first Tourism Ambassador Programme in Kerry. The initiative was developed by Kerry County Council’s Tourism Unit in association with the Institute of Technology in […]

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Catherine Summers, Sarah Doherty, Paula McSweeney and Aisling Crowley at the 'Rags to the Runway' event at Ballyroe Heights Hotel on Saturday night. Photo by Lisa O'Mahony.

PHOTOS: Stylists Do Battle In Ballyroe At ‘Rags To The Runway’

March 12, 2017 at 12:22 pm 0 comments

THERE was a great turnout at the Ballyroe Heights Hotel on Saturday as  stylists from around the county battled it out at a fantastic charity event. ‘Rags To The Runway’,was a fashion event for anyone with an interest in thrift shopping, vintage clothes and fashion in general. Stylists had the challenge of […]

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Sarah Donnellan, Erin Donnellan, Kevin Donnellan, Maureen O'Shea and Rachel Fortune at Spa National School's 'Night at the Dogs' on Saturday night. Photo by Lisa O'Mahony.

PHOTOS: A Fun Night At The Dogs For Spa NS

March 12, 2017 at 11:50 am 0 comments

THE Spa/Churchill community and beyond were out in force last night for its ‘Night at the Dogs’ fundraiser. It was a great night of racing with a wide variety of different novelty activities from bouncy castles to face painting for the younger visitors, to a ‘Battle of the Legends’ with former Kerry […]

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PHOTOS: #Tralee On Social Media This Week

PHOTOS: #Tralee On Social Media This Week

March 12, 2017 at 11:30 am 0 comments

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)… Terrific win for these lads… Great night for @ITTraleeGAAClub last […]

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Action from the Irish TV Tralee Warriors match against Swords Thunder in The Complex. Photo by Gavin O'Connor.

Warriors Winning Run Comes To An End Against Templeogue

March 12, 2017 at 11:23 am 0 comments

IT was close…very close. However, Garvey’s Tralee Warriors winning run came to end last night up in Dublin when they were beaten by newly crowned champions, Templeogue. The Dublin side won the Men’s Super League crown after a 96-93 win over Tralee Warriors at Oblate Hall. Tralee will finish third if they […]

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Roger Harty: Charity

Roger Harty: Charity

March 12, 2017 at 11:23 am 0 comments

I SUPPOSE a good place to begin with anything is at the start and a good place to start here is in the dictionary. Charity is described as ‘Charitable giving is the act of giving money, goods or time to the unfortunate, either directly or by means of a charitable […]

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Mary O'Halloran, Chris Griffin and Helen Collins at the coffee morning in aid of the Irish Cancer Society at Kirby's Brogue Inn on Friday morning. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Coffee Morning In The Brogue For Irish Cancer Society

March 11, 2017 at 12:23 pm 0 comments

KIRBY’S Brogue Inn was even busier than usual on Friday morning as the local branch of the Irish Cancer Society held a fundraising coffee morning. “We always have it before Daffodil Day and there’s a great crowd here today. All the money goes to research and training ‘daffodil’ nurses,” said […]

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Dr Caitlin: What To Do If Your Child Is Being Bullied

Dr Caitlin: What To Do If Your Child Is Being Bullied

March 11, 2017 at 10:19 am 0 comments

Dr Caitlin O’Connor, of Tralee Medical Centre in St Brendan’s Park, on the problem of bullying… Many children and young people experience the long-standing dilemma of bullying sometime in their lives. If you are being bullied, you may feel scared, vulnerable and helpless but no one deserves to be bullied […]

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Sharon Browne, Adult Education Officer Kerry ETB; Mr. Owen O’Donnell Director of Further Education and Training with Kerry ETB; Shivaun Shanahan, Adult Education Officer Kerry ETB and Colm McEvoy, CEO of Kerry ETB.

Kerry ETB Fair Is A Must For Jobseekers And Those Looking To Upskill

March 11, 2017 at 9:54 am 0 comments

KERRY ETB will hold its annual Further Education and Training Fair, on Wednesday, March, 22 from 10am to 6pm at the Brandon Hotel. The public are invited to this free event with a variety of interactive skill demonstrations ranging from stonecutting, to 3D printing that can make prototypes, culinary arts, tour guiding, hairdressing, […]

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Ciara Boyd,  Blaithnaid Cotter, Rebecca Duggan and Eimear Ellard

Presentation Girls In Final 50 Of National Competition

March 11, 2017 at 9:23 am 0 comments

A PRESENTATION Tralee TY group have reached the last 50 teams in the SEAI ‘One Good Idea’ competition. Ciara Boyd, Blaithnaid Cotter, Rebecca Duggan and Eimear Allard were extremely busy running their activity week recently and put the finishing touches to the final project submission this week. Continued below… Their project, ‘Locally Grown Is […]

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A Spirited Attempt To Break World Record At Mounthawk

A Spirited Attempt To Break World Record At Mounthawk

March 11, 2017 at 9:20 am 0 comments

  THERE’S more than a ghost of a chance that an attempt to break a Guinness Book of Records will succeed later this month in Mercy Mounthawk Secondary School. The school hopes to break the record of having the most number of ‘ghosts’ in one location and raise funds for the Kerry Branch of Arthritis […]

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A Choral Treat To Aid Recovery Haven At St Brendan’s

A Choral Treat To Aid Recovery Haven At St Brendan’s

March 11, 2017 at 9:20 am 0 comments

A SPRING treat is on the way next weekend with a not-to-be-missed choral concert with the Kerry Choral Union in St Brendan’s Church, Upper Rock Street, Tralee on Sunday March 19 at 7:30pm. The concert is eagerly anticipated and has been organised as a fundraiser for the benefit of Recovery Haven, the Kerry […]

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Shane Nolan attempts to turn Dwane Palmer during the match on Sunday. Photo by Dermot Crean

Shane Nolan Returns For Galway Game On Sunday

March 11, 2017 at 9:19 am 0 comments

  SHANE Nolan comes back into the Kerry side to face Galway on Sundayin Round 4 of the Allianz Hurling League on Sunday next in Austin Stack Park. That’s the only change from the side defeated by Wexford in Round 3 last weekend. Shane Nolan comes back into the side in […]

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Killeen Road In Darkness For Seventh Night In A Row

Killeen Road In Darkness For Seventh Night In A Row

March 10, 2017 at 8:07 pm 0 comments

A STRETCH of the Killeen Road is in darkness for a week now resulting in a dangerous situation for road users and pedestrians. The road affected stretches from the roundabout at Shanakill to just beyond Gaelscoil Mhic Easmainn school. A local resident contacted us today to say she rang Kerry County Council about […]

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NewsBrands Ireland Press Pass awards which took place at the Convention Centre Dublin.
Pictured from left: Kate NI Dhubhain - Pobalscoil Chorca Dhuibhne, An Daingean, Winner of the News category, SIofra O’Dwyer, Scoil Mhuire, Buncrana, Winner of the Opinion category,  Jack Farrell, Causeway Comprehensive School, Kerry, Winner of the Photojournalism category, CaitrIona NI Chonaill, Colaiste Ghobnatan, Baile Mhic Ire, Winner of the Features category and Emma McGoey, Mean Scoil Mhuire, Longford, Winner of the Sports category.
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Causeway And Dingle School Students Win National Journalism Awards

March 10, 2017 at 5:25 pm 0 comments

KERRY students have won awards in a national competition which develops literacy and critical thinking skills and leads students to analyse the society they live in. The winners of the NewsBrands Ireland’s Press Pass programme, were announced in Dublin today and out of the thousands of entries, Tomás Ó hUallacháin of Pobalscoil Chorca Dhuibhne, An Daingean, […]

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Tralee Jobless Figure Drops Slightly In February

Tralee Jobless Figure Drops Slightly In February

March 10, 2017 at 4:31 pm 0 comments

THE number of people signing on in Tralee dropped slightly last month. In the latest Live Register figures for Kerry from the CSO, it showed Tralee’s jobless figure dropped 17 to 4,535. Overall there has been a 13% drop in the number of people on the Live Register in Kerry in the […]

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Gardaí Investigate Alleged Approach To Child In Milltown

Gardaí Investigate Alleged Approach To Child In Milltown

March 10, 2017 at 3:27 pm 0 comments

GARDAI are looking into an incident where a man is alleged to have made an approach to a child which made her uncomfortable. The alleged incident happened in Ballyoughtra Heights, Milltown on Wednesday between 3.10 and 3.20pm. The young girl was walking in the area at that time when she said that […]

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Kerry For Choice Holds ‘Strike 4 Repeal’ In The Square

Kerry For Choice Holds ‘Strike 4 Repeal’ In The Square

March 10, 2017 at 2:55 pm 0 comments

KERRY for Choice took part in the nationwide Strike 4 Repeal in The Square, on International Women’s Day on Wednesday. “In the two hours we were there more than 130 people, from every demographic, came to show their support for a call for an immediate referendum to repeal the Eighth Amendment,” said […]

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Olivia Derengowska, Rebecca Higgins, Aine O'Carroll and Ramona Tudorovici at the IT Tralee  Nurses and Agricultural Society Ball at the Ballyroe Heights Hotel on Thursday night. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: More Style From The ITT Students Ball At Ballyroe (Part 2)

March 10, 2017 at 2:29 pm 0 comments

HUNDREDS of IT Tralee students rocked Ballyroe Heights Hotel last night at the Nursing and Agricultural Society ball. Earlier we brought you some of the style from the event (click here for previous photos) and here’s the rest of our photos…

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