Articles by: Dermot Crean

Austin Stacks

Austin Stacks GAA Club News

September 10, 2019 at 1:45 pm Comments are Disabled

DEATH OF J.J. MURPHY: There was great sadness in the Club and in the local community on last Friday morning when news broke of the death of J.J. Murphy. J.J. was one of our esteemed Vice Presidents and he and his family were involved in the Club going away back […]

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A candlelight vigil in Pearse Park to mark World Suicide Prevention Day.

Candlelight Vigil At Pearse Park To Remember Those Lost To Suicide

September 10, 2019 at 12:30 pm Comments are Disabled

THE annual candlelight vigil to remember those lost to suicide will take place tonight (Tuesday) at 8pm in Pearse Park. Those who have been affected by suicide are encouraged to come down to the Park to remember loved ones. The event is held annually in Tralee on World Suicide Prevention Day, […]

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Gardaí Investigate Incidents Of Criminal Damage

Gardaí Investigate Incidents Of Criminal Damage

September 10, 2019 at 12:08 pm Comments are Disabled

GARDAI in Tralee are appealing for information after a number of incidents of criminal damage in the early hours of Saturday morning. Taking place between 2.45am and 3.45am, the incidents took place at the Spa Road/Ballyrickard area of town. A shed of a house was broken into and a number […]

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Drag Queens Return To Tralee For Show On Culture Night

Drag Queens Return To Tralee For Show On Culture Night

September 10, 2019 at 11:54 am Comments are Disabled

WELL the event in July at Maddens Creative Hub was a sell-out success, so it only makes sense to bring the Queens back for more. Leading drag act, Candy Warhol returns for second show on Culture Night, Friday, September 20, this time in the Ashe Hotel, which promises to be the […]

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Launching the Freshers Fest in the Square on Monday were, Joseph Kavanagh, Petrina Comerford, Helena McMahon, Jason O'Byrne, Paul Ruane, Mary Lucey, Ken Tobin, Dale Drosnan, Ruairi Fry, Tadhg Flynn and David Scott. Photo by Dermot Crean

‘Freshers Fest’ Kicks Off Tonight In The Square

September 10, 2019 at 11:19 am Comments are Disabled

TRALEE is hosting the first ‘Freshers Fest’ this week which will see live bands and DJs perform in the Square on Tuesday and Thursday night, with a ‘Trails of Tralee’ in between on the Wednesday. This brand-new festival will see a stage erected in the ‘festival square’ hosting live acts […]

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Some of the residents of Ballyrickard court on a well deserved relay break from the annual estate tidy up. Missing from photo all the other residents who were still working!

Ballyrickard Residents Take Part In Annual Clean-Up Of Estate

September 10, 2019 at 9:46 am Comments are Disabled

BALLYRICKARD Court residents came out in force again last weekend for the annual estate tidy up. Aided by the lovely weather, residents cleared and tidied up all public areas with several different shifts of residents working long hours around their work schedules to complete the job. “It was a fantastic […]

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Na Gaeil GAA Club News

Na Gaeil GAA Club News

September 9, 2019 at 5:18 pm Comments are Disabled

All Ireland Final Replay    We wish Jack Barry, Diarmuid O’Connor and the Kerry team and management the very best of luck in the All Ireland Final Replay in Croke Park on Saturday next. Another great day for our club. Cahill Cup    Na Gaeil will play Churchill in the semi-final of […]

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St Pats

St Pats GAA Club News

September 9, 2019 at 5:15 pm Comments are Disabled

Lotto There was no winner of our Club Lotto Jackpot on Sunday night last. The numbers drawn were 03, 19, 28 & 29. The five €30 consolation prizes went to Peter Breen Blennerville, Eileen Carolan Tonevane, Marian Griffin Curragraigue, John Griffin Killorglin and Mag Foley c/o The Rock Inn. Next week’s Lotto […]

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John Mitchels GAA Club News

John Mitchels GAA Club News

September 9, 2019 at 5:11 pm Comments are Disabled

UNDER 8s John Mitchel’s U8 boys took on castleisland on Sunday morning last for some challenge games, & even after a 2-week break there was no signs of any rustiness with both sides displaying some great skills with great defending & scoring. In other news John Mitchel’s U8 & U10 […]

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Pictured are Sean Rice and  Niall Collins from Ballymac GAA Club  who were part of the North Kerry u14 Development Squad who travelled to play Galway on Saturday last.

Ballymacelligott GAA Club News

September 9, 2019 at 5:07 pm Comments are Disabled

      Best wishes to The Kerry Senior Squad What an All Ireland we had two weeks ago and here we are once again going to Dublin and Croke Park for the replay! Its a great place to be in An All Ireland Final and Ballymac GAA sends all […]

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Some of Strand Road’s U8 Girls enjoying a visit from Milltown last Sunday. Pictured here from back:
Anna Corridon, Lexi Keane,Aoife Hobbert, Hannah O’ Sullivan , Nicola Corridon. 
Front: Keelin Walsh, Kelly Hayes, Aisling Donnelly, Rachael Ahern, Holly Pierce and Sophia Conway.

Kerins O’Rahillys GAA Club News

September 9, 2019 at 5:03 pm Comments are Disabled

LADIES NOTES U10 GIRLS On Saturday 21st we have The Carmel O’ Connor annual memorial blitz to look forward to girls. This blitz remembers Carmel who died at a very young age. Carmel’s work colleagues organise this every year and it’s a lovely day out. This will be held in […]

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Electricial Recycling Drop-Off Day At The Mart

Electricial Recycling Drop-Off Day At The Mart

September 9, 2019 at 4:42 pm Comments are Disabled

THE event last September in Tralee, was the single most successful in the country’s history, according to figures from the European Recycling Platform and later this month you can get rid of unwanted electrical items again for free. If you want to support the environment and de-clutter your home by […]

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Launching the second Kerry County Council’s second Architecture Kerry Festival at Killarney House and Gardens were from left, Cathaoirleach Kerry County Council, Cllr Niall Kelleher, Emer Corridon, Manager Cahernane House, Chief Executive Kerry County Council, Moira Murrell, Bríd Colhoun, Killarney House and Gardens and Victoria McCarthy, Kerry County Council’s Architectural Conservation Officer. Kerry’s architectural heritage and the county’s architectural landscape will be celebrated from 27 to 29 September.A wide range of free events including talks, free guided tours, exhibitions, workshops and family events will take place. Visit for further details.Photo:Valerie O’Sullivan/FREE PIC

Second Architecture Kerry Festival To Take Place This Month

September 9, 2019 at 3:48 pm Comments are Disabled

KERRY’S architectural heritage and the county’s architectural landscape will be celebrated during the second annual Architecture Kerry Festival at the end of this month. A wide range of free events including talks, free guided tours, exhibitions, workshops and family events will take place from 27 to 29 September. The aim […]

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Gardaí Investigate Spate Of Burglaries In Past Week

Gardaí Investigate Spate Of Burglaries In Past Week

September 9, 2019 at 3:38 pm Comments are Disabled

GARDAI in Tralee and around the county are investigating a number of burglaries over the past week, with three perpetrated in one night. On Tuesday morning last at about 2.45am on Main Street in Milltown, entry was gained to a business premises via the front door. Meanwhile, in Monavalley Industrial […]

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Kerry Camogie team watches captain Niamh Leen lift the cup.

REPORT: A Proud Day For Kerry Camogie

September 9, 2019 at 2:20 pm Comments are Disabled

Kerry Camogie PRO, Risteárd Ó Fuaráin, with his report on yesterday’s historic win… Kerry 0-11 Limerick 0-8 Kerry faced Limerick in the Premier Junior decider at Croke Park on Sunday hoping to banish the disappointment of their 2018 loss. On a perfect day for camogie, Patrice Diggin launched the first […]

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Cathaoirleach of Kerry County Council, Cllr Niall Kelleher, launched Kerry’s second Mental Health and Wellbeing Fest at Killarney House on Monday  Over 100 events are being arranged at locations across Kerry which focus on and promote the positive mental health and wellbeing of all citizens in the county. Featuring workshops, seminars, coffee mornings, film screenings and a wide range of activities, the Fest will coincide with the annual World Mental Health Day and runs from 5th to 19th October at numerous locations across the county. Also included at the launch were, Rayla Tadjimatova, left Mary Doherty, back row, from left, Pat O’Brien, Kerry Mental Health Association, Lorraine Bowler, Community Development Worker NEWKD, Donagh Hennebry, Resource Officer for Suicide Prevention, Cork-Kerry Community Healthcare with the HSE, Deirdre Hegarty, Health and Wellbeing Officer, Kerry County Council, Mairead O’Sullivan, Education & Training Officer with SKDP.Photo:Valerie O’Sullivan/FREE PIC/ISSUED 09/09/2019

Over 100 Events Planned For Kerry’s Mental Health And Wellbeing Fest

September 9, 2019 at 2:02 pm Comments are Disabled

HUNDREDS of people participated in Kerry’s first ever Health and Wellbeing Week in 2018 and following its enormous success, an interagency committee which is supported by the HSE and Kerry County Council has organised an extended two-week long Mental Health and Wellbeing Fest this year. Over 100 events are being […]

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Cllr Pa Daly

Cllr Pa Daly Aims To Run For Sinn Féin In Next General Election

September 9, 2019 at 1:23 pm 1 comment

CLLR Pa Daly has confirmed he is seeking to run for Sinn Féin in the next General Election. Earlier this year, Cllr Toireasa Ferris said she would not be running in the next election and with her father Martin announcing his retirement after this term is up, it leaves a […]

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Paddy Allen of Na Piarsaigh presents Na Gaeil captain, Sean Barrett with the Abie Allen Plate. Photo by Adrienne McLoughlin

PHOTOS: Future Stars Take Part In U13 Football Tournament At Austin Stacks

September 9, 2019 at 1:03 pm Comments are Disabled

THE annual Lee Strand Under 13 Invitational Tournament once again took place at the Austin Stacks GAA Club in Connolly Park over the weekend with some great talent on show. Fifteen teams from all over the country took part over two busy and successful days of football and three trophies […]

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Chris Slavin hand cycling with Cian Horgan on the Listowel-Tarbert leg of her Project Possible challenge. Photo by Poshey Aherne

Chris Leaves Kerry On Handcycling Challenge Around Ireland

September 9, 2019 at 11:58 am Comments are Disabled

AN American para-athlete is travelling around Ireland on her hand cycle and began her epic journey from Killarney on Saturday. Chris Slavin is raising funds for The Ian O’Connell Trust and to raise awareness about spinal injuries. Her ‘Project Possible’ challenge is expected to take about three weeks and she […]

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What an achievement…Catch Doolan, completed the 200km non stop endurance race The Kerry Way Ultra Marathon, 40 hour, non stop Ultra Marathon, traversing the MacGillycuddy's Reeks, Iveragh Peninsula’s ancient trails, and coastal cliffs. It is Ireland’s longest distance trail Route. The not for project Race Director is Eileen Daly.Photos:Valerie O’Sullivan/FREE PIC/ISSUED 08/09/2019

PHOTO GALLERY: An Exhausting Endurance Race On The Kerry Way

September 8, 2019 at 12:24 pm Comments are Disabled

By Valerie O’Sullivan ANOTHER epic weekend of endurance and will power as over 200 Athletes competed in the Kerry Way Ultra competing in the 200km non stop endurance race, in a 40 hour daunting race, traversing the MacGillycuddy’s Reeks, Iveragh Peninsula’s ancient trails, and coastal cliffs. It is Ireland’s longest […]

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Roger Harty: Less Is More

Roger Harty: Less Is More

September 8, 2019 at 11:33 am Comments are Disabled

SORRY to state the obvious but there is no doubt that the world we live in is a world of excess. I think practically everyone would agree with that. The human mind and our conditioning would lead us to believe that more of anything is beneficial to us but the […]

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Gemma O'Connell, Olivia O'Shea, Anne O'Shea, Male Claire Healy and Deirdre O'Shea at the annual Tony O'Donoghue Memorial Walk on Saturday evening. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: A Walk In The Sun To Remember Tony

September 8, 2019 at 11:14 am Comments are Disabled

BEAUTIFUL sunshine created ideal conditions for the annual Tony O’Donoghue walk from the Blennerville Windmill Car Park on Saturday evening. The dry weather meant an even bigger crowd turned out than last year for the event which has raised in excess of €45,000 for Kerry Hospice in the past five years. […]

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PHOTOS: #Tralee On Social Media This Week

PHOTOS: #Tralee On Social Media This Week

September 8, 2019 at 11:11 am Comments are Disabled

Every week we compile photos of Tralee and beyond posted on Twitter and Instagram.  If you’d like a photo to feature, just tag #Tralee and we’ll see it… Nice view of Blennerville… Windy O weather.#Blennerville #windmill near #Tralee in Co Kerry. Photographed from a #Kite — Ireland from a […]

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Kerry’s celebrated dancer, David Geaney is Kerry’s 2019 local Culture Night Ambassador. David was in Killarney House Killarney promoting and launching the night in Kerry on Friday September 20th . Pictured L/R David Geaney , Kate Kennelly KCC Arts Office , Mayor of Kerry, Niall Kelliher  , Moira Murrell chief executive of Kerry County Council and Sean Mulchinock KCC Arts Office . 
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PRESS INFO _ Culture Night in Kerry- 2019 Ambassador is David Geaney

Date: 5th September 2019

Kerry’s celebrated dancer, David Geaney is Kerry’s 2019 local Culture Night Ambassador. David will be promoting the night in Kerry on Friday September 20th as Culture Night kicks off right across Ireland between the hours of 5.00 and 11.00pm. 
David has recently returned from the Broadway debut of his dance show ‘Velocity’. As he prepares the schedule for taking that show further afield, David is proudly supporting the Culture Night Kerry programme.

David is delighted to help promote the support of culture locally and is calling out to all ages and especially to young people to check out the programme and take part in an arts event.
He is a strong advocate of culture and art in Kerry and Ireland and as a proud Kerry native, David commented:
‘After being previously involved in Culture Night as an artist, I’m delighted to support and represent this year’s event as Culture Night Ambassador.
Also, as a Kerryman, I’m particularly proud to help raise the profile of Kerry arts and culture. Kerry is an amazing place to live, work and visit and I’m thrilled to be able to help encourage people to experience the diverse arts, cultural activities and heritage links throughout the community’

The variety of events on offer ensures there is something that will appeal to everyone, with, tours, talks, screenings & performances that suit all tastes and ages. Culture Night is an easy-going, relaxed way of enjoying arts and culture locally. In Tralee and Killarney, visitors can go from venue to venue, sampling art, music, film, literature and dance, while from Listowel to Kenmare, Castleisland & Dingle, there are multiple events to choose from across all the art forms. 

Mayor of Kerry, Niall Kelliher commented:
“The breadth of events in this year’s Culture Night programme is fantastic and I recommend everyone to take the opportunity to experience something on Culture Night in Kerry. It’s all free and there really is something for everyone and is a great opportunity to experience the wealth of creativity in County Kerry and a chance to celebrate the imagination and inspiration of our hugely talented artists.”

Remember Culture Night on Friday September 20th. All events are free for the people to enjoy. For more details go to  or phone 066 7183541

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Tralee To Come Alive For Culture Night

September 8, 2019 at 11:08 am Comments are Disabled

CELEBRATED dancer, David Geaney is Kerry’s 2019 local Culture Night Ambassador and was on hand during the past week to launch the event which has a host of things to see and do in Tralee. David will be promoting the night in Kerry on Friday, September 20th as Culture Night […]

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Parnells  Under 13s winners in the North Kerry Championship semi-final vs Causeway

Tralee Parnells GAA Club News

September 8, 2019 at 10:25 am Comments are Disabled

Under 16 Camogie County League:  Congratulations Tralee Parnells Camogie under 16s on your win in Caherslee Friday night over Sliabh Luachra – Killarney in the under 16 Camogie County League. The home side brought their strong performance last week away to Causeway, into this game and reaped the rewards.  Lots of […]

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Aishling O'Connell from Tralee at the launch of the Listowel Races last month.

Family Day Kicks Off A Week Of Racing In Listowel

September 7, 2019 at 1:59 pm Comments are Disabled

MUNSTER’S biggest and best Racing Festival – the 7 day Listowel Harvest Races – begins tomorrow and continues until next Saturday. As always, in addition to top quality National Hunt and Flat racing, the Listowel Racing Committee have organised an extensive range of free entertainment, starting with the Kerry Group […]

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The Ivy Terrace/Princes Street junction.

Cllr Wants Better Signage To Direct People To Town Centre

September 7, 2019 at 10:20 am Comments are Disabled

A TRALEE councillor has asked the Council to erect signage at a busy junction to direct traffic and the public to the town centre. Cllr Mikey Sheehy said he had spoken to businesses and they said there is no signage tag the junction of Prince’s St. and Ivy Terrace telling […]

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Council Outlines What Work Needs To Be Done At Flood Risk Areas In Tralee

Council Outlines What Work Needs To Be Done At Flood Risk Areas In Tralee

September 7, 2019 at 9:56 am Comments are Disabled

FLOOD relief measures for parts of the town are still years away from being completed but the Council outlined what is intended to be done at a meeting of Tralee Municipal District last Monday. Cllr. Mikey Sheehy had a motion before the Council that following the extended flooding in September […]

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Tommy Collins speaking  at the Save The Green 50th anniversary celebration on Friday evening. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: 50 Years Of ‘Save The Green’ Celebrated In Town Park

September 7, 2019 at 9:44 am 1 comment

THE Town Park always looks its best when the sun shines, so it was apt that an organisation which has done so much to preserve the town’s most precious asset had fine weather to celebrate a milestone in its history. The Save The Green committee was formed 50 years ago […]

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Know Your Rights: Small Claims Procedure

September 7, 2019 at 9:42 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 am unhappy with the repair work a builder has done to my house, he hasn’t fixed the issue and he refuses to put it right. Do I have […]

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